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WikiLeaks founder Assange reportedly has lung infection

November 29, 2012 by legitgov

WikiLeaks founder Assange reportedly has lung infection 28 Nov 2012 Ecuador's ambassador to Britain says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has developed a chronic lung infection and requires constant medical attention at his refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Ambassador Ana Alban made the comment to reporters in the Ecuadorean capital of Quito on Wednesday without offering further details. Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy on June 19 after unsuccessfully fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden for questioning on sexual assault charges filed by two women. Ecuador later granted him asylum. Alban says Ecuador is covering Assange's medical costs and continues to seek his safe passage out of Britain.

Judge in hacker case is married to a Stratfor client

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Holy conflict of interest, Batman! Judge in hacker case is married to a Stratfor client --Civil liberties advocates have rallied behind Jeremy Hammond, who was denied bail and faces life in prison 28 Nov 2012 Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was told last week by federal judge Loretta Preska that he was being denied bail and could face life in jail for his alleged involvement with the Anonymous/LulzSec hack into the computers of the private intelligence firm [terrorists] Stratfor. Civil liberties advocates have decried the state's harsh treatment of the activist, who was reportedly held in solitary confinement for five days in Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center and has so far been imprisoned for eight months without trial. Now, Hammond's supporters believe they have an extra and important string to their bow: a release from Anonymous reported that the federal judge who denied Hammond bail is married to a client of Stratfor and was personally affected by the infamous hack.

3 Calif. men indicted in terror plot case

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

3 Calif. men indicted in terror plot case 28 Nov 2012 Three California men have been indicted on terrorism-related charges for allegedly plotting to kill Americans overseas. An indictment filed Wednesday charges Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales and Arifeen David Gojali with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. If convicted, they each could face up to 15 years in prison. The three men were arrested earlier this month. Federal authorities say they planned to board a plane headed for Istanbul and eventually make their way to Afghanistan.

Bradley Manning: marine commander warned detention was inappropriate

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Bradley Manning: marine commander warned detention was inappropriate 28 Nov 2012 The former commander of Quantico marine base in Virginia has revealed to the court martial of Bradley Manning that he warned his Pentagon superiors that the jail on the base was insufficiently prepared to deal with the long-term detention of the WikiLeaks suspect. Daniel Choike told a pre-trial hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland, that when Manning arrived at the brig on 29 July 2010, having been arrested in Iraq on suspicion of being the source of the massive WikiLeaks dump of state secrets, he informed his superior officer in the Pentagon that in his opinion Quantico was not the right place for the soldier should his detention last long. "I didn't feel that PFC Manning should be detained more than 90 days in the brig," he said. In the end, Manning spent nine months at Quantico -- three times the maximum Choike thought appropriate.

Syrian newspaper names 142 dead foreign fighters

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Syrian newspaper names 142 dead foreign fighters 28 Nov 2012 A Syrian newspaper yesterday published the names of 142 foreign fighters from 18 countries the government said were killed alongside rebels in Syria's conflict. The list, which Al Watan reported was sent to the United Nations Security Council by the Syrian government last month, included Arab, North African, Central and South Asian terrorists, giving the date and place of their death. Among the people named were 47 Saudis, 24 Libyans, 10 Tunisians, nine Egyptians, six Qataris and five Lebanese. It also listed 11 Afghans, five Turks, three Chechens, one Chadian and one Azerbaijani.

House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men in Next Congress

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men in Next Congress 27 Nov 2012 House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in common besides party affiliation: they're all white men. There isn't a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 House committee chairs announced Tuesday... While there are still two lower-tier House committees awaiting a chair assignment -- the Ethics Committee and House Administration -- neither committee has any women or minority members.

Susan Rice, CIA director meet with GOP critics on Libya

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Susan Rice, CIA director meet with GOP critics on Libya 27 Nov 2012 Possible promotions for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and acting CIA Director Michael Morell remain in jeopardy after the two officials met Tuesday with three of their Republican critics regarding how the Obama administration responded to the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. "Bottom line, I'm more disturbed now than I was before," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Sociopath-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. Rice and Morell are reportedly under consideration to serve as the next secretary of state and CIA director, respectively.

Samples taken from Yasser Arafat's remains to see if he was poisoned

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Samples taken from Yasser Arafat's remains to see if he was poisoned 27 Nov 2012 Tissue samples were taken Tuesday from the remains of Yasser Arafat, the longtime Palestinian leader who died in 2004, as part of an inquiry into whether he might have been poisoned, Palestinian officials said. The probe was ordered after an investigative report on the Arabic satellite channel al-Jazeera in July presented what it said was evidence of possible poisoning, reviving suspicions surrounding Arafat's death. Palestinian officials have long accused Israel of poisoning Arafat, who personified the Palestinian cause and over decades shifted from militant tactics to negotiating a peace deal.

Supreme Court rejects plea to ban taping of police in Illinois

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Supreme Court rejects plea to ban taping of police in Illinois 26 Nov 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a controversial Illinois law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job. By passing on the issue, the justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free-speech rights when used against people who audiotape police officers.

Obama reaches out to CEOs who backed Romney

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Obama reaches out to CEOs who backed Romney [Hahaha! He won't have to reach too far -- Obama was with them from the get-go. He was always with them.] --He met with another group of chief executives last week. 27 Nov 2012 President Obama is scheduled to meet with more than a dozen chief executives at the White House on Wednesday, including several prominent backers of his former GOP opponent, Mitt Romney. A guest list released by the White House includes Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson and State Farm CEO Ed Rust, both of whom maxed out to Romney's presidential campaign and kicked in another $15,000 to the RNC this fall. Then there's Caterpillar chief executive Douglas Oberhelman, who gave a combined $27,500 to Romney and the RNC, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson who gave a combined $35,800.

Florida regulators approve $294 million for future nuclear power plants

November 28, 2012 by legitgov

Florida regulators approve $294 million for future nuclear power plants 27 Nov 2012 Florida's two largest electric utilities won state approval Monday to charge customers $294 million in costs for future nuclear facilities in 2013, despite objections from consumer advocates. FPL, a unit of NextEra Energy Inc., sought $151 million, which will be $1.69 per month for a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours. Progress, a unit of Duke Energy Corp., will get $143 million. Utilities normally cannot pass on such expenses until new or renovated plants go into operation, but state law makes an exception for nuclear facilities. The [corporate welfare] law is designed to encourage nuclear power despite high construction costs compared to other generating options. Since the law went into effect, more than $1 billion in expenses for future nuclear facilities already have been passed on.

Man Charged After Jokingly Claiming He Had Dynamite in His Luggage

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Man Charged After Jokingly Claiming He Had Dynamite in His Luggage --Hurtado taken into custody and charged with falsely reporting a bomb at an airport 26 Nov 2012 A Guatemalan man has been charged after authorities say he jokingly claimed to have dynamite in his luggage at Miami International Airport. Miami-Dade police say Concourse J was partially evacuated Monday afternoon. According to an arrest report, when a ticket agent at TACA Airlines asked Alejandro Hurtado if he had any hazardous materials, Hurtado told the agent he had dynamite. The agent told Hurtado he was calling police, and Hurtado said he was only joking. Bomb squad officers responded and searched the bag but found no explosives.

Mortgage Interest Deduction, Once a Sacred Cow, Is Under Scrutiny

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Mortgage Interest Deduction, Once a Sacred Cow, Is Under Scrutiny --Likely any caps would be structured to aim at high-income households 26 Nov 2012 A tax break that has long been untouchable could soon be in for some serious scrutiny. Many home buyers deduct their mortgage interest when assessing their tax bill, a perk that has helped bolster the income of millions of families - and the broader housing market. But as President Obama and Congress try to hash out a deal to reduce the budget deficit, the mortgage interest deduction will likely be part of the discussion.

Bradley Manning to speak for first time since arrest in pre-trial testimony

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Bradley Manning to speak for first time since arrest in pre-trial testimony 27 Nov 2012 Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of being behind the largest leak of state secrets in US history, is expected this week to speak publicly for the first time since his arrest in May 2010. The alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks dump of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables and war logs is expected to be called as a witness at the latest pre-trial hearing opening in Fort Meade army base in Maryland on Tuesday afternoon. His direct address to the court will be a poignant event that will be followed closely by both his supporters, who see him as a heroic whistleblower, and his detractors, who regard him as a traitor.

Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House 26 Nov 2012 Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the hotel's Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions about his political future. In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. Neil Newhouse, Mitt Romney's campaign pollster, was at the meeting, as were several veteran Florida operatives.

Obama's Senior Adviser Echoes Romney

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Obama's Senior Adviser Echoes Romney --David Plouffe touts GOP talking points 26 Nov 2012 Speaking at the University of Delaware this month, Obama's senior adviser David Plouffe pitched a plan we've all heard before...from the mouth of Mitt Romney. With the [Wall Street/Obusha/GOP-manufactured] fiscal cliff inching closer and closer, negotiations are "going to get hairy," Plouffe said. Predictably, he called for Republicans to raise taxes. But here's Plouffe's surprising idea for what Dems need to do to reach a deal: The senior White House adviser repeated Obama's opposition to extending the Bush tax cuts on those earning more than $250,000 a year, but expressed openness to a tax reform deal that could potentially lower what the wealthy pay. "What we also want to do is engage in a process of tax reform that would ultimately produce lower rates, even potentially for the wealthiest," he said. Plouffe added that while the White House wants to engage in comprehensive tax reform, they know they must also "carefully" address the "chief drivers of our deficit": Medicare and Medicaid. [No, a**wipe. The 'chief drivers of our deficit' are you and your Wall Street/military-industrial complex overlords. CLG was onto your sellout sack of sh*t selves *long* before you showed your true rightwing colors in November 2012. --LRP]

Ex-Republicans claim Fla. GOP suppressed Democratic vote

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Ex-Republicans claim Fla. GOP suppressed Democratic vote 26 Nov 2012 Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer has been claiming for months that state party members engineered a new law to suppress voter turnout, falsely touting voter fraud concerns to advance their mission. Now, other former Republicans and consultants are backing Greer up, The Palm Beach Post reports. Greer, who is under indictment and accused of funneling campaign funds from the Republican Party, has been claiming that state Republicans supported a law (HB 1355)--which, in part, curtailed early voting--simply as a means to stymie the Democratic vote. Staff and consultants "never came in to see me and tell me we had a (voter) fraud issue," Greer told the newspaper. "It's all a marketing ploy."

Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law --Former GOP chair, governor say voter fraud wasn't a concern, but reducing Democratic votes was 25 Nov 2012 A new Florida law that contributed to long voter lines and caused some to abandon voting altogether was intentionally designed by Florida GOP staff and consultants to inhibit Democratic voters, former GOP officials and current GOP consultants have told The Palm Beach Post. Republican leaders said in proposing the law that it was meant to save money and fight voter fraud. But a former GOP chairman and former Gov. Charlie Crist, both of whom have been ousted from the party, now say that fraud concerns were advanced only as subterfuge for the law's main purpose: GOP victory. Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer says he attended various meetings, beginning in 2009, at which party staffers and consultants pushed for reductions in early voting days and hours.

Same-sex case ruling favors gay employee

November 27, 2012 by legitgov

Same-sex case ruling favors gay employee 25 Nov 2012 A regional court council has ordered San Francisco's federal court to pay an employee's costs for insurance coverage for his husband, citing an increasing number of rulings that have declared Congress's ban on same-sex spousal benefits unconstitutional. Last week's ruling by the Judicial Council of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was another rebuff of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law prohibiting federal marital benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are legally married in their states. The U.S. Supreme Court could take up the issue Friday when it reviews challenges to rulings by federal appeals courts in Boston and New York, and from a federal judge in San Francisco, that found the law an unconstitutional act of discrimination.

Texas Schools Teaching Boston Tea Party as Terrorist Act

November 26, 2012 by legitgov

Texas Schools Teaching Boston Tea Party as Terrorist Act 23 Nov 2012 The most historical instance of protesting against taxation without representation is now being taught in Texas schools as a terrorist act. As recently as January of this year, the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative [of morons] included a lesson plan that depicted the Boston Tea Party, an event that helped ignite the American Revolution, as an act of terrorism. TheBlaze reports that in a lesson promoted on the TESCCC site as recently as January, a world history/social studies class plan depicted the Boston Tea Party as being anything but patriotic, causing many people to become upset with the lack of transparency and review for lessons. "A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation's busiest port," wrote the 'teachers' in charge of organizing the curriculum about the Boston Tea Party.

US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014

November 26, 2012 by legitgov

US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014 26 Nov 2012 Some 10,000 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after NATO combat operations end at the end of 2014, US media reports said Sunday. The administration of President Barack Obama aims to keep around 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan after formal combat operations in that country end in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported late Sunday... However, the paper said, some defense analysts outside of the US government believe that the training and counterterrorism mission would require a much larger US presence -- perhaps as many as 30,000 troops.

TriHealth fires 150 employees for not getting flu shots

November 26, 2012 by legitgov

Flu Fascism: TriHealth fires 150 employees for not getting flu shots 22 Nov 2012 One of Cincinnati's largest employers fired approximately 150 employees Wednesday for failing to get a required flu shot. TriHealth offered all of its 10,800 employees free flu shots. Employees had a month to get the flu shot. The deadline was Nov. 16. Employees who did not get the shot were terminated Wednesday, a company spokesperson said. [NO ONE wants mercury-laden, squalene-filled vaccines! US pharma-terrorists are creating pandemics-for-profit. We'll take your shot after you take ours.]

Protesting Greek municipal workers occupy town halls

November 26, 2012 by legitgov

Protesting Greek municipal workers occupy town halls 22 Nov 2012 Greek municipal workers occupied hundreds of town halls across the country for a fifth day on Thursday to protest against public sector layoffs demanded by European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders. Greece has promised the lenders it will revamp its bloated public sector by putting as many as 27,000 workers into a layoff scheme. City and local workers are expected to be among the first to be laid off under the plan. Their protests have intensified since the Greek government passed a package of austerity measures earlier this month, with workers this week staging daily sit-ins at more than two thirds of the country's 330 city halls and several ministries.

Fire Kills 112 Workers Making Clothes for US Brands

November 26, 2012 by legitgov

Fire Kills 112 Workers Making Clothes for US Brands 25 Nov 2012  The 100-plus workers who died in a fire late Saturday at a high-rise garment factory in Bangladesh were working overtime making clothes for major American retailers, including [terrorists] Wal-Mart, according to workers' rights groups. Officials in Bangladesh said the flames at the Tazreen Fashions factory outside Dhaka spread rapidly on the ground floor, trapping those on the higher floors of the nine-story building. There were no exterior fire escapes, according to officials, and many died after jumping from upper floors to escape the flames. As firemen continued to remove bodies Sunday, officials said at least 112 people had died but that the number of fatalities could go higher. [Solution: Boycott sacks of sh*t of the universe, Wal-Mart.]

Obama 'drone warfare rulebook' condemned by human rights groups

November 26, 2012 by legitgov

Obama 'drone warfare rulebook' condemned by human rights groups 25 Nov 2012 President Barack Obama's administration is in the process of drawing up a formal rulebook that will set out the circumstances in which targeted assassination by unmanned drones is justified, according to reports. The New York Times, citing two unnamed sources, said explicit guidelines were being drawn up amid disagreement between the CIA and the departments of defense, justice and state over when lethal action is acceptable. Human-rights groups and peace groups opposed to the CIA-operated targeted-killing programme, which remains officially classified, said the administration had already rejected international law in pursuing its drone operations. "To say they are rewriting the rulebook implies that there is already a rulebook" said Jameel Jaffer, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Center for Democracy. "But what they are already doing is rejecting a rulebook – of international law – that has been in place since [the second world war]."

UK's RBS could face separate Libor fines: paper

November 26, 2012 by legitgov

UK's RBS could face separate Libor fines: paper 25 Nov 2012 Royal Bank of Scotland is facing the increasing likelihood of having to settle separately with the UK and U.S. authorities investigating its involvement in the global interest rate-setting scandal, the Sunday Telegraph said. The British newspaper said [corpora-terrorists] RBS is concerned it could receive a "double hit" of separate fines - one from the UK's Financial Services Authority and one from the U.S. authorities. The bank had been hoping to agree a single collective deal, similar to the one agreed by Barclays, which became the first, and so far only, bank to settle with regulators over the allegations that traders attempted to manipulate the setting of key inter-bank lending rates such as Libor, paying fines in June totaling 290 million pounds ($464 million).

Anonymous to NISD: 'I hope you noticed that I took down your website for a reason'

November 25, 2012 by legitgov

Anonymous to NISD: 'I hope you noticed that I took down your website for a reason' 25 Nov 2012 On Sunday, tr1xxyAnon tweeted, 'This is the official statement of #Anonymous and me.' The announcement was posted on Pastebin. 'Dear NISD, I sincerely hope you have noticed that I have took [sic] down your website for a reason, and that reason is stripping away the privacy of students in your school. What was going through your mind when you had this idea? Now it is your school and your rules, but you seen what I did to your website, and have a simple deal for you, weather you accept it or not, is up to you. ...I am giving you 1-3 days to hold this meeting with the parents... IF you do not hold this meeting and nothing happens, I will simply shut down your website, like I did last time.'

Anonymous takes down NISD website over student tracking

November 25, 2012 by legitgov

Anonymous takes down NISD website over student tracking 25 Nov 2012 The hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down the Northside ISD's [Independent School District, San Antonio, TX] website in protest of the district's controversial tracking ID badges for students. The group said in an e-mail to KENS 5 that they took down the district's website (www.NISD.net) on Saturday. They also included in the e-mail a link to a recent Kens5.com article on the district's new Smart IDs: "We saw your article... Anonymous (@tr1xxyAnon) are not going to allow this!" The website was still down as of Sunday morning.

Keystone pipeline protesters arrested in Texas

November 25, 2012 by legitgov

Keystone pipeline protesters arrested in Texas --Cherokee County sheriff's deputies used 'pain compliance' measures 19 Nov 2012 The fight to block construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through east Texas stepped up Monday as protesters locked themselves to machinery. Dozens of others formed a human chain to keep heavy machinery from moving around the proposed pipeline's path in Cherokee County, said Ethan Nuss, spokesman for the Tar Sands Blockade group. Three protesters at another location suspended themselves from 50-foot pine trees with their life lines anchored by the construction equipment, Nuss said. Cherokee County sheriff's deputies used "pain compliance" measures, including pepper spray, to remove the four protesters locked to the machinery, Nuss said.

Polar Bears Get Chilly Birthday Surprise

November 25, 2012 by legitgov

Polar Bears Get Chilly Birthday Surprise 23 Nov 2012 Despite being in sunny California, two polar bears at the San Francisco Zoo celebrated their birthdays this month in true, really chilly style. Pike, 30, and Ulu, 32, got a very special sub-zero treatment Nov. 15 when the zoo had 10 tons of fresh snow blown into their habitat. "As the worldwide symbol of climate change, the presence of polar bears both in the wild and in zoological educational programs is a vital tool in carrying the messages of conservation," the San Francisco Zoo said in a statement. [Slideshow: Polar bears frolicking in fresh snow.]

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