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Government Spies Love Facebook; School Spies Love Facebook Syria Strike Looms; Russia, China Warn U.S. To Stand Down; Some Blacks Abandon Liberalism; And D.C. Vies For 2024 Summer Olympics— Tuesday Morning News Roundup 8-27-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Facebook Presence, Habits Could Affect Your Creditworthiness

Facebook Presence, Habits Could Affect Your Creditworthiness

As social media continues to supplant real living for more people who’ve embraced technology’s offer of an always-on existence, real-world repercussions of laying one’s persona before the public often come along in unexpected ways.

New Jersey AG’s Report: State Troopers Don’t Follow Own Rules

New Jersey AG’s Report: State Troopers Don’t Follow Own Rules

The office of acting New Jersey Attorney General John Jay Hoffman released a new report last month revealing that too many highway patrol officers in the Garden State break the department’s own rules, using excessive force during routine traffic stops, using motorists’ race as a determinant when bringing out police dogs and improperly searching vehicles.

Want To Make Sure Your Spouse Doesn’t Cheat? Work For The NSA

Want To Make Sure Your Spouse Doesn’t Cheat? Work For The NSA

One of the great side effects of digital omniscience is the ability to find out if your husband, wife, boyfriend or mistress is cheating on you. Monday’s online news editions were filled with reports that some National Security Agency staffers have fully availed themselves of the power to spy on their spouses.

Obama Prepares Syria Strike Over War-Weary Americans’ Objections

It looks like President Barack Obama is getting ready to retaliate against Syria for crossing his “red line” on the use of weapons of mass destruction – but a new Reuters poll shows that almost nobody wants the U.S. to get involved in yet another inscrutable war in the Middle East. The poll surveyed Americans’ […]

Bill Before Congress Would Tax Handguns Sales At 20 Percent; Ammo At 50 Percent

Two Democratic Congressmen are sponsoring a House bill that seeks to place a Federal tax on the sale handguns and ammunition. House Bill 3018, sponsored by Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), would amend current Internal Revenue Code to assess a 20 percent tax on “pistols” and “revolvers” and a 50 percent tax on […]

Watch Dumb Americans Sign Petition To ‘Support Obama And Repeal The 5th Amendment’

Media agitator Mark Dice occasionally punks the unsuspecting public by staging comedic sociological experiments in which he facetiously persuades random strangers to support the revocation of an ironbound American freedom. He’s videotaped a number of his encounters with low-information Americans, wherein he solicits their help in calling for a repeal of the 1st Amendment and other […]

Déjà vu In Syria; Bugging The United Nations; Poor, Poor NSA; Obamacare Pays…Lobbyists; Mexican Navy In Polish Land Skirmish – Monday Morning News Roundup 8-26-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Glad We Won The Revolutionary War? You’re An Extremist, According To The U.S. Department Of Defense

Glad We Won The Revolutionary War? You’re An Extremist, According To The U.S. Department Of Defense

Late last week, government accountability nonprofit Judicial Watch obtained training materials from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), used by the Air Force to train soldiers how to identify extremist ideologies and hate groups. Turns out it’s wise to leave the DoD out of the loop if you happen to think the American Revolution was a good idea.

Where’s Obama?: If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like One Of Those Bored Kids Who Shot Christopher Lane

Where’s Obama?: If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like One Of Those Bored Kids Who Shot Christopher Lane

In the wake of several violent black-on-white crimes grabbing headlines in recent weeks, the White House has been noticeably silent, considering how adamant the President was in inserting himself into the Trayvon Martin tragedy.

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