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Obama makes new offer on 'fiscal cliff'

Obama makes new offer on 'fiscal cliff' | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
Narrowing a 'fiscal cliff' negotiating gap, President Barack Obama is backing off what had once been ironclad positions.
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Obamney caves to right-wing hate; this is news?

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Vast New Spying Program Was Started in Secret on a Bogus Pretext

Vast New Spying Program Was Started in Secret on a Bogus Pretext | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal today published (alternate link) an in-depth review of a new, relatively unknown program run by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
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Obama's counterterrorism department grants yet more spying power to the government.

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Obamney's State Dept Cancels Conference on Nuclear-Free Middle East

Obamney's State Dept Cancels Conference on Nuclear-Free Middle East | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

The day after Thanksgiving, when Americans were still digesting on La-Z-Boys and watching football, the State Department quietly announced that the 2012 conference for a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons had been canceled by the United States. It doesn't quite qualify as inconvenient news deliberately dropped over a holiday weekend (Israelis and Palestinians were probably watching the news, not sleeping off turkey), but it comes close.

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Five Things You Should Know About the FCC’s Big Media Giveaway

Five Things You Should Know About the FCC’s Big Media Giveaway | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission is charging ahead with its plan to let Rupert Murdoch gobble up more media outlets. And we've just learned that the FCC may try to hold a secret vote to allow more media consolidation in the U.S.
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Pentagon: a Human Will Always Decide When a Robot Kills You

Pentagon: a Human Will Always Decide When a Robot Kills You | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Gee, thanks, Mr. President!

 

The Pentagon wants to make perfectly clear that every time one of its flying robots releases its lethal payload, it’s the result of a decision made by an accountable human being in a lawful chain of command.

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Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School

Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

"To invite for-profit prison guards to conduct law enforcement actions in a high school is perhaps the most direct expression of the 'schools-to-prison pipeline' I've ever seen."

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Can Certain Privacy Tools Expose You to Warrantless NSA Surveillance? ACLU Files FOIA to Find Out

Can Certain Privacy Tools Expose You to Warrantless NSA Surveillance? ACLU Files FOIA to Find Out | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Can using privacy-enhancing tools (such as Tor or a Virtual Private Network) actually expose you to warrantless surveillance by Obamney's National Security Agency?

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Obama's Action On Climate Change Boils Down To Two Words

Obama's Action On Climate Change Boils Down To Two Words | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Two degrees...

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The Reality of Life Inside Immigration Detention

The Reality of Life Inside Immigration Detention | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
In the last 15 years, we've witnessed a dramatic expansion in the jailing of immigrants, from about 70,000 people detained annually to about 400,000.
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Obama's War on Whistleblowers

Obama's War on Whistleblowers | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Obama's Justice Department goes after whistleblowers who exposed waste, torture of prisoners, government corruption, and illegal wiretapping that occured during his own presidency and the presidency of George W Bush.

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Will Storm-Struck US Deliver at Climate Talks?

Will Storm-Struck US Deliver at Climate Talks? | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet.

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Rombama Wins, Middle Class Loses

Rombama Wins, Middle Class Loses | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

President Obama, fixated on winning Ohio, kept recurring to manufacturing and its revival. Here's what he didn't say:

 

Manufacturing accounts for only about 9% of US jobs. Leave aside government employment, and manufacturing's share of jobs is only about one-sixth.

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IEA Report: A Climate Disaster In The Making

IEA Report: A Climate Disaster In The Making | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual flagship publication yesterday, the World Energy Outlook. The IEA made an historic statement in the executive summary: "No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if the world is to acheive the [less than] 2°C goal." In other words, more than 2/3 of what's in the ground today must remain there, or there will be catastrophic results.

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The Truth about the Current State of Immigration Enforcement

The Truth about the Current State of Immigration Enforcement | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
On Monday, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC featured an interview with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, and the discussion turned to immigration.
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From the article: "The current administration has established an undeniably harsh record on immigration and border enforcement."

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Demanding Answers for Three Deaths at Guantánamo

Demanding Answers for Three Deaths at Guantánamo | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
On November 28, the ACLU filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act seeking the U.S. military’s autopsy reports of the three men who died most recently while detained at Guantánamo Bay.
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Obamney could close GITMO with the stroke of a pen. Why hasn't he?

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Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands

Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline. If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project.

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U.S.: Palestinian UN bid is a 'mistake'

U.S.: Palestinian UN bid is a 'mistake' | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
State Department statement comes after Israeli official says efforts to soften wording of General Assembly resolution on Palestinian status have failed.
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The Devil's Due: Obamney's Justice Department Attacks Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Devil's Due: Obamney's Justice Department Attacks Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
Wearing the wrong color socks, talking back and being late landed young Cedrico Green in jail. The Justice Department says there are many more students like him.
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FAA delaying selection of cities to host Obamney's drones over privacy concerns, industry still avoiding the issue

FAA delaying selection of cities to host Obamney's drones over privacy concerns, industry still avoiding the issue | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Citing privacy concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed the selection of six cities in the United States which are slated to test unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones.

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The Reality of Federal Drug Sentencing

The Reality of Federal Drug Sentencing | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Today, almost everyone convicted of a federal drug crime--even if they're a minor player--is convicted of “drug trafficking”, which more often than not results in at least a five- or ten-year mandatory prison sentence. The vast majority of those convicted are men and women of color

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Don't Believe the Spin. Dark Money Won.

Don't Believe the Spin. Dark Money Won. | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
Before Nov. 6 is written into history, we need to challenge assumptions now circulating among Washington’s pundit class.
First, the Obama victory didn’t signal the demise of big-money politics. It didn’t spell the end of the Super PAC.
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Homeland Security Spends $430M on Radios Employees Can't Operate

Homeland Security Spends $430M on Radios Employees Can't Operate | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

Only one of 479 Department of Homeland Security employees surveyed was able to find the designated secure channel on their radios.

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UN climate-change chief getting frustrated with US

UN climate-change chief getting frustrated with US | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it
UN climate-change chief getting frustrated with USWND.com(Washington Examiner) Christiana Figueres, who leads the United Nations negotiations to get governments to reduce carbon emissions in the world, regards Hurricane Sandy as “yet another wake-up...
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Petraeus Scandal Shows Gov't Has Too Much Surveillance Power

Petraeus Scandal Shows Gov't Has Too Much Surveillance Power | President Barmitt Obamney, Tool Of The One Percent | Scoop.it

ACLU: "US law currently permits law enforcement agencies to obtain [year-old, personally identifying records of you logging into Google, Yahoo, Microsoft] with a mere subpoena—no judge required.

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Civilians 80% Of US Drone Strikes On Pakistan

The majority of people killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan are not militants, according to the country's Interior Minister. Rehman Malik said 80 per cent of the more than two thousand people who have died as a result of strikes were civilians.

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