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Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill

December 11, 2014 by legitgov

Elizabeth Warren to Dems: Kill the bill 10 Dec 2014 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Democrats in the House to use their leverage and reject a bipartisan GOP-crafted spending bill to keep the government open until a measure tucked inside rolling back a piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law is removed. "Who does Congress work for?" Warren said in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon. "Does it work for the millionaires, the billionaires, the giant companies with their armies of lobbyists and lawyers, or does it work for all the people?" Warren’s call went further than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said Wednesday that she is "deeply troubled" by the banking measure.

Bereft polar bear appears stranded on an iceberg in stunning set of images

December 11, 2014 by legitgov

Alone with no-bear to go! Bereft polar bear appears stranded on an iceberg in stunning set of images 10 Dec 2014 This solitary polar bear cuts a forlorn figure lying alone on an ice floe at dusk. With his face resting on the edge of the ice he appears lost in thoughts of happier times. Although they have sometimes been seen playing together for hours at a time, or even sleeping in an embrace, polar bears lead solitary lives. Far out on the Arctic ice, they trek alone from island to island, swimming in freezing seas and hunting the seals on which they survive.

6 motherless polar bear cubs shot [by sociopaths] in Taloyoak, Nunavut

December 11, 2014 by legitgov

6 motherless polar bear cubs shot [by sociopaths] in Taloyoak, Nunavut --All of the bears were hungry and looking for food. 10 Dec 2014 People in Taloyoak, Nunavut, are baffled that young polar bears are roaming into the community without their mothers. [So, the terrorists *shoot them?*] Since late September, six young bears have been shot after coming into town. The smallest bear was the size of a large dog; the largest was about two metres long.

Democrats fail to curb corporate overseas tax-shifting inversions in spending bill

December 11, 2014 by legitgov

Democrats fail to curb corporate overseas tax-shifting inversions in spending bill 10 Dec 2014 Democratic lawmakers wanted to use a year-end spending bill to punish U.S. companies that moved their tax addresses overseas by barring them from getting government contracts. It didn't work. In the end, all the Democrats got was new language that may not affect any companies and a renewed provision that has proved ineffective in the past. The policy is a victory for companies including Medtronic Inc. and Tyco International Plc, which have millions of dollars in U.S. contracts and will be able to keep their business with the government. Medtronic is moving its tax address to Ireland next year and Tyco completed an inversion in 1997.

Torture-Linked CIA Officials Face Future Stuck in U.S.

December 11, 2014 by legitgov

Torture-Linked CIA Officials Face Future Stuck in U.S. 10 Dec 2014 CIA officials linked to brutal interrogation tactics in a U.S. Senate report on torture may be prosecuted or sued overseas for their conduct, a threat that may keep them confined to the U.S. for the rest of their lives. "The reality is that none of the individuals involved, particularly those whose names are known, should ever travel outside the United States again," said Beth Van Schaack, who teaches international criminal justice and human rights at Stanford University. She noted the potential for suits in foreign courts under "expansive principles of jurisdiction."

AOL Relegating CLG Newsletters to the Spam Bin

December 11, 2014 by legitgov

AOL Relegating CLG Newsletters to the Spam Bin --Google marking every CLG Newsletter as spam again, too Posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 10 Dec 2014 CLG has been informed that AOL has decided that the most recent CLG Newsletters are 'spam.' CLG subscribers: If you use AOL (*or* Google) as your email provider, please go to your spam bin to retrieve these recent editions:
CIA torture report summary released; Secret US court extends NSA surveillance rules in current form 10 Dec 2014
Allies to deploy 1,500 troops to Iraq: US general 9 Dec 2014
Congress gives Native American lands to foreign mining company with new NDAA 7 Dec 2014

Kerry asks Congress for authority to conduct military campaign against ISIS outside of Iraq and Syria, including deployment of ground troops

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

Kerry asks Congress for authority to conduct military campaign against ISIS outside of Iraq and Syria - including deployment of ground troops - just in case 10 Dec 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry asked Congress on Tuesday for new war powers in the fight against the Islamic State, but said lawmakers should not limit U.S. military action to Iraq and Syria or prevent President Barack Obama from deploying ground troops if he later deems them necessary...The White House said on Wednesday that there is actually one instance in which the president already did 'commit ground troops...in a combat role in Syria.' Over the summer Obama ordered a rescue mission of American hostages, and that included boots on the ground, the president's spokesman, Josh Earnest, said. If Congress were to ban 'the use of combat troops, the president's hands would be tied, and he wouldn't be able to order a mission like that' in the future, Earnest claimed.

U.S. spending bill blocks potential protections for sage-grouse

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

U.S. spending bill blocks potential protections for sage-grouse --Environmentalists say greater sage-grouse populations have fallen sharply in the past 50 years. 10 Dec 2014 In a victory for oil and gas industry advocates terrorists, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the U.S. government most of next year would block the Obama administration from protecting several species of birds found in western states. The proposed compromise spending bill would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened and stop the service from working to implement protections for the Gunnison sage-grouse, which the agency listed as threatened last month. Republicans successfully negotiated a number of policy provisions into the measure [as usual, because useless, sycophantic DemocRATs *always* roll over].

Congress threatening imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse in new spending bill

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

Quick action! Congress threatening imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse in new spending bill --Protect the Greater Sage-Grouse 10 Dec 2014 The Greater Sage-Grouse is an iconic species of the western landscape. Although its population once numbered 16 million, it is estimated that as few as 400,000 birds remain in the wild today. Now, Congress is attempting to derail efforts underway to protect this imperiled species. Please urge President Obama to veto harmful language in the omnibus spending bill and protect the Greater Sage-Grouse and the habitat it needs across the American West.

Preemptive nuclear strike omitted from Russia's new military doctrine - reports

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

Preemptive nuclear strike omitted from Russia's new military doctrine - reports 10 Dec 2014 The new draft of the Russian military doctrine doesn't provide for the possibility of a preemptive nuclear strike, news agencies report quoting unnamed sources in the Defense Ministry. "The renewed draft of the military doctrine would not have a reservation for preventive nuclear strikes on potential enemy. Article 198 of the document is very precise on the conditions under which Russia can use the nuclear weapons," a person involved in the preparation of the new doctrine told the Interfax on Wednesday. "It would become possible if the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Russian Federation are under threat."

$1.1T spending bill, a gift to GOP and corporations, slashes EPA, bank, pension, and campaign finance regulations

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

$1.1T spending bill, a gift to GOP and corporations, slashes EPA, bank, pension, and campaign finance regulations --Republicans won a new concession exempting many agricultural agri-terrorists' projects from clean water rules 10 Dec 2014 Democratic support for a huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faded Wednesday as liberal lawmakers erupted over a provision that weakens the regulation of risky financial instruments and another that allows more money to flood into political parties...Top Democrats were lining up to vote against the measure. "I'm not going to support it. I've already found lots of provisions that are against the public interest," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. "I find it surprising that some people are threatening to shut down the government in order to extract big benefits for big banks at the expense of consumers and taxpayers."

U.S. agency offers legal immunity to Ebola vaccine makers

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

U.S. agency offers legal immunity to Ebola vaccine makers 9 Dec 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday offered liability protections to drugmakers rushing to develop Ebola vaccines and urged other countries to follow suit. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell made the announcement as part of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act in a move aimed at encouraging the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines. The declaration provides immunity under U.S. law against legal claims related to the manufacturing, testing, development, distribution, and administration of three vaccines for the [Pentagon's] Ebola virus.

CIA torture report sparks prosecution calls

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

CIA torture report sparks prosecution calls 10 Dec 2014 The UN and human rights groups have called for the prosecution of US officials involved in what a Senate report called the "brutal" CIA interrogation of 'al-Qaeda' suspects. A top UN human rights envoy said there had been a "clear policy orchestrated at a high level". 'Criminal charges' - UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism Ben Emmerson said that senior officials from the [illegitimate] administration of George W Bush who planned and sanctioned crimes must be prosecuted, as well as CIA and US government officials responsible for torture such as waterboarding.

U.S. top court rejects worker pay for security-screening time

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

U.S. top court rejects worker pay for security-screening time 9 Dec 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to employers over worker compensation, ruling that companies do not have to pay employees for the time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor. The court decided by a 9-0 vote that employees of Integrity Staffing Solutions facilities in Nevada, where Amazon merchandise is processed and shipped, cannot claim compensation for time spent undergoing screening - up to half an hour a day, according to the workers...The high court reversed an April 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which had found that the screenings were an integral part of the warehousing job done for the benefit of the employer and should be compensated.

FBI, DHS warning local lawmen of possible terrorist reaction to CIA torture report

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

FBI, DHS warning local lawmen of possible terrorist reaction to CIA torture report 9 Dec 2014 Authorities are putting federal, state and local law enforcement officials on alert after the Senate released the report detailing CIA torture and interrogation techniques. A joint FBI/Dept. of Homeland Security bulletin issued Tuesday afternoon warned that the Senate report could spark reaction from homegrown violent extremists and other terrorist groups.

How the CIA Tried to 'Break' Prisoners in 'The Salt Pit'

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

How the CIA Tried to 'Break' Prisoners in 'The Salt Pit' 9 Dec 2014 One of the first "black sites" where suspected al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] terrorists were interrogated after the 9/11 terror attacks was a secret, underground CIA prison outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's critical report on the CIA tactics released Tuesday paints a stark portrait of the facility known as "The Salt Pit" in intelligence circles -- a veritable dungeon where some of the most hardened al-Qaeda members were sent to be broken.

Ex-CIA Operative Says Prison Was Punishment for Whistleblowing on Torture

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

Ex-CIA Operative Says Prison Was Punishment for Whistleblowing on Torture 9 Dec 2014 Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is the only CIA employee connected to its interrogation program to go to prison. But he was prosecuted for providing information to reporters, not for anything connected to waterboarding or other actions that today's Senate Intelligence Committee report calls [and is] "torture." No other person connected to the program has been charged with a crime, after the Justice Department said their actions had been approved legally or that there was not sufficient admissible evidence in a couple cases of potential wrongdoing, even in light of the death of two detainees prisoners in the early 2000s. Today the Justice [sic] Department said that the Senate Intelligence report didn't provide new information that would lead them to reopen any of the old cases.

Georgia Executes Robert Holsey After Supreme Court Denies IQ Appeal

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

Georgia Executes Robert Holsey After Supreme Court Denies IQ Appeal 9 Dec 2014 A death-row inmate in Georgia was killed by lethal injection Tuesday night after a last minute plea to the the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay was rejected. Lower courts had already rejected Robert Wayne Holsey's legal team's arguments that an intellectual disability and the fact that his trial lawyer was an alcoholic meant he should get a reprieve..."Robert Wayne Holsey is an intellectually disabled African-American man who was represented at trial by a chronic alcoholic who was more concerned about avoiding his own criminal prosecution than defending his client against the death penalty," his current lawyer, Brian Kammer, had said before the execution, which was carried out at 10:51 p.m. ET -- an hour after the court rejected the plea.

CIA torture report reveals tactics worse than agency let on: Al Qaeda suspects were kept awake in 'stress positions' for 180 hours, waterboarded until vomiting

December 10, 2014 by legitgov

CIA torture report reveals tactics WORSE than agency let on: Al Qaeda suspects were kept awake in 'stress positions' for 180 hours, waterboarded until vomiting and unconscious and one died of hypothermia chained naked to a floor --At one facility, known as the 'Cobalt' facility or the 'dungeon', the CIA made certain detainees who had broken feet or legs to stand in stress-inducing positions --CIA paid $80M to psychologists with no experience in interrogation or al-Qaeda 9 Dec 2014 The CIA tortured 'al-Qaeda' suspects with rectal feeding, waterboarding and threats to harm their children and sexually abuse their mothers, according to a long-delayed and highly controversial Senate report published on Tuesday. One suspect died of hypothermia while naked chained to a floor while at least five detainees were rectally-fed their meals as a method of behavioral control at 'black sites' or the Guantanamo military base in Cuba. One interrogator told another detainee that he would never go to court, 'because we can never let the world know what I have done to you'.

20 key findings about CIA interrogations

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

20 key findings about CIA interrogations 9 Dec 2014 Almost 13 years after the CIA established secret prisons to hold and interrogate [torture] detainees, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the CIA's programs listing 20 key findings. Click a statement for a summary of the findings.

Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program --525 pages of the 6,700-page full report, kept secret 9 Dec 2014 Foreword by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein - Findings and Conclusions - Executive Summary - Approved December 13, 2012 - Updated for Release April 3, 2014 - Declassification Revisions December 3, 2014.

Secret US court extends NSA surveillance rules in current form

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

Buried under the release of the CIA's torture report summary aka war crimes report summary is this nugget: Secret US court extends NSA surveillance rules in current form 9 Dec 2014 A U.S. secret court has extended the authorization of the National Security Agency to continue surveillance of phone records in its current form after a reform [sic] bill ran into difficulties in the Senate. Besides stopping the NSA from collecting bulk phone records of Americans from phone companies, the USA Freedom Act aimed to restrict the NSA's access to these records by requiring the use of targeted selection terms. It also has a provision for the appointment of a special advocate tasked with promoting privacy interests in closed proceedings in the secret court.

CIA torture report brands post-9/11 program as brutal and ineffective

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

CIA torture report brands post-9/11 program as brutal and ineffective --Report released by Senate after four-year, $40m investigation concludes CIA repeatedly lied about brutal techniques in years after 9/11 [inside job] 9 Dec 2014 The CIA's post-9/11 embrace of torture was brutal and ineffective -- and the agency repeatedly lied about its usefulness, a milestone report by the Senate intelligence committee released on Tuesday concludes. After examining 20 case studies, the report found that torture "regularly resulted in fabricated information," said committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, in a statement summarizing the findings. She called the torture program "a stain on our values and on our history". The torture that the CIA carried out was even more extreme than what it portrayed to congressional overseers and the George W Bush administration, the committee found. It went beyond techniques already made public through a decade of leaks and lawsuits, which had revealed that agency interrogators subjected detainees to quasi-drowning, staged mock executions, and revved power drills near their heads.

Time's a coming for starting something
Letters words paragraphs and phrases
History books lead me 'round in mazes
Birds of a feather, bees of a sting
Listen to the words that the stylo bring
'Cause we're living in the shadows of yesterday
Nobody can make that fade away

--Stereo MCs, 'Fade Away'

NSAssociate Google Back to Relegating CLG Newsletters to Spam Bin, After Having NDAA in Subject Line

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

NSAssociate Google Back to Relegating CLG Newsletters to Spam Bin, After Having NDAA in Subject Line By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 9 Dec 2014 Well, NSA's Google is back to relegating all CLG Newsletters to the spam bin, after I dared to lead with this headline on 7 December: 'Congress gives Native American lands to foreign mining company with new NDAA.' Yes, the NSA and the corpora-terrorists who manage it couldn't have been too happy with that one... Also marked as spam? Tuesday's CLG Newsletter, with this subject line: 'Allies to deploy 1,500 troops to Iraq: US general.' Yup, they're not digging that one, either. So, if you're stuck with the Google censors for your email provider, please dig into your spam bins to procure your CLG Newsletters.

Global March Against Police Brutality - Brisbane

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

Global March Against Police Brutality - Brisbane 9 Dec 2014 King George Square, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4000 13 December 2014 - 11:00 (UTC) -- Rally and March against Police Brutality! An international day of protest has been called in response to the recent events of Ferguson, and the disturbing trend toward militarising our police departments and the increase in casualties which result.

Protesters Shut Down I-80, BART Station During 3rd Night of Marching Over Police Brutality

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

Protesters Shut Down I-80, BART Station During 3rd Night of Marching Over Police Brutality 08 Dec 2014 Hundreds of protesters blocked Interstate 80 in Berkeley Monday night in the latest demonstration over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown during confrontations with police. Monday's protest was the third in as many nights, following a march that turned violent Sunday night [following numerous actions across the US by police who turned violent]. A group numbering in the hundreds began marching down Durant Avenue in Berkeley shortly after 5 p.m., causing the Downtown Berkeley BART station to be closed.

LeBron James leads the way in 'I Can't Breathe' t-shirt as hundreds of anti-police protesters mob NBA game attended by William and Kate

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

LeBron James leads the way in 'I Can't Breathe' t-shirt as hundreds of anti-police protesters mob NBA game attended by William and Kate 9 Dec 2014 Hundreds of Eric Garner protesters descended on the Brooklyn's Barclays Center hosting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Monday night in the fifth day of protests. Star players including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving joined the demonstration by wearing 'I Can't Breathe' shirts as they warm up for a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets. The protest, dubbed #RoyalShutdown, comes almost a week after a grand jury refused to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold that killed black father-of-six Eric Garner.

'​Heinous crime': Syria urges UN to sanction Israel over Damascus airstrikes

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

'​Heinous crime': Syria urges UN to sanction Israel over Damascus airstrikes 8 Dec 2014 Syrian officials demanded the UN impose sanctions on Israel after Tel Aviv conducted airstrikes near Damascus Airport. They say the attack was a heinous crime against their sovereignty by a country which doesn't hide its policy of supporting terrorism. "Tel Aviv committed a heinous crime against Syria's sovereignty," said Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry in two identical letters to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and to the Chair of the UN Security Council, SANA news agency reported. The attack aimed to support armed terrorist groups in Syria, especially after Damascus made some progress in the cities of Deir Ezzor, Aleppo and Daraa, say Syrian officials.

US Embassies brace for backlash over CIA torture report

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

US Embassies brace for backlash over CIA torture report 8 Dec 2014 US diplomatic posts around the world were on heightened security alert on Monday ahead of the release of a long-awaited report into the CIA's use of torture in the years after the September 11 attacks [inside job]. The 480-page report by the US Senate intelligence committee is expected to contain graphic details of how the CIA used "enhanced interrogation techniques" including waterboarding against al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] suspects who were held in an international network of secret jails. President Barack Obama has already dubbed the techniques used as "torture", in a televised press conference earlier this year, but the White House said it feared that the fresh details could spark recriminations abroad.

New voting laws played role in reduced turnout in four states, report says

December 9, 2014 by legitgov

New voting laws played role in reduced turnout in four states, report says 5 Dec 2014 New voting [suppression] laws contributed to decreased turnout in four states, according to a new report released Friday...The report, titled 'Battle to Protect the Vote: Voter Suppression Efforts in Five States and Their Effect on the 2014 Midterm Elections,' examines turnout in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. The report concludes that all but North Carolina 'experienced sharp decreases in voter turnout from the 2010 midterm elections, likely due, at least in part, to these laws making it harder to vote in 2014.'

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