Friday, January 24, 2014
Federal Panel Says
NSA Data Collection Illegal,
Should be Ended
"The National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records is illegal and should be ended, an independent federal watchdog agency concluded in a report released Thursday. The report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) also concluded the NSA program has resulted in only "minimal" benefits to efforts to protect the nation from terror attacks,according to the New York Times, which obtained an advance copy of the 238-page document."
“We simply disagree with the board’s analysis on the legality of the program,” Jay Carney, the president’s press secretary said Thursday."
"The program "lacks a viable legal foundation under Section 215, implicates constitutional concerns under the First and Fourth Amendments, raises serious threats to privacy and civil liberties as a policy matter, and has shown only limited value," the privacy board concluded."As a result, the board recommends that the government end the program.""
THE POLICE STATES OF NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK
FLEX THEIR MUSCLES
TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPLIANT & DOCILE
Airport Style Security for Super Bowl XLVII
"The Super Bowl’s annual role as a poster child for the police state will continue uninterrupted this year with low flying helicopters, airport-style security and checkpoints throughout New York and New Jersey."
"“The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration will use a twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter equipped with radiation sensing technology, flying in a grid covering about 10 square miles at altitudes of 150 feet or higher at about 80 miles per hour, according to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management,” reports the Jersey Journal."
LIST OF ITEMS BANNED FROM SUPER BOWL:
Major League Baseball Prepares
New DHS Screening Measures
at All Ballparks:
"Major League Baseball teams began announcing new metal detection screening measures Tuesday, a mandatory league-wide policy expecting full implementation by 2015."
"Using the Boston Marathon bombing as justification, all venues have been required to subject fans to hand-held metal detection sweeps or walk-through magnetometers, a result of the Department of Homeland Security’s encroaching relationship with professional sports leagues."
"“This procedure, which results from MLB’s continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in addition to bag checks that are now uniform throughout MLB,” baseball spokesman Michael Teevan told the Associated Press."
NORTH CAROLINA CHURCH
KICKED OUT OF PARK
FOR FEEDING HOMELESS:
FLORIDA CHURCH STOPPED AS WELL:
NO FEEDING THE HOMELESS
IN HOUSTON, TEXAS: