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Sam Rolley Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers. Email this author.
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President Barack Obama’s announced changes to the National Security Agency Friday were dismissed by many privacy advocates, tech companies and politicians as do-nothing measures to preserve the surveillance state status quo. Instead of the strong renouncement of the National Security Agency’s intrusive spy tactics critics had hoped for, the President delivered a handful flaccid half […]
During an appearance on radio shock-jock Howard Stern’s show this week, movie producer Harvey Weinstein said that he’s teaming up with actress Meryl Streep to produce a feature film that will make gun enthusiasts, namely members of the National Rifle Association, “wish they weren’t alive.”
Federal agencies paid out $688 billion of taxpayer money in improper payments between 2002 and 2012. And even though the agencies have known all along that the payments were being made in error, their own accounting indicates that $100 billion in improper payments is still on the books.
Former defense secretary Robert Gates offers heavy criticism of Washington elites including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Congress and many other people involved with national politics in his tell all book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. While some of his former colleagues have refrained from commenting on Gates’ book— which is […]
On Thursday, a new report based on the material leaked by National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed that the agency has collected and analyzed nearly 200 million text messages a day through a program called Dishfire. The Guardian reported that one 2011 NSA document referred to SMS text messages as a “goldmine to exploit” […]
A report confirms the National Security Agency has tracked user activity on nearly 100,000 computers by gathering radio signals from circuit boards and USB cards implanted in the devices since 2008, but indicates there is no evidence that the NSA has used the computer-bugging tactics domestically.
Representative John Mica (R-Fla.), head of the Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on government operations, told lawmakers assembled Tuesday for a hearing on private screeners that “one way or the other,” he intends to push legislation that would privatize all transportation screeners within two years.
During a Friday speech at the Justice Department, President Barack Obama is expected to discuss possible changes to the National Security Agency based on the suggestions of a White House advisory panel he appointed to review the agency.
The phrase “Don’t Tase Me, Bro” has been emblazoned on T-shirts and routinely featured on blogs in discussions of police abuse of power. It has served as a sort of unofficial rallying cry for many people seeking to draw attention to the overzealous police-state tactics that have been institutionalized in many parts of the country. We can thank Andrew Myer and his fateful 2007 encounter with University of Florida police officers for the phrase.
Meyer — who since obtained a journalism degree (from the university where he was stunned with a Taser) and a law degree (from Florida International University) — has now taken a position with Photography Is Not A Crime, a growing blog that seeks to lessen police misconduct by filming encounters between law enforcement and civilians.