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MYSTIC, Fairies And Unicorns

The National Security Agency has developed the capability to record all of a country’s telephone calls and save them for as long as a month with the ability to retrieve and review them at any time, The Washington Post is reporting.

The voice interception program allows conversations to be replayed without requiring either party to be first identified for surveillance. The program is called MYSTIC, and it began in 2009 with its RETRO tool (retrospective retrieval) going to full capacity in 2011 against an undisclosed foreign nation.

Rural Wyoming Landowner Fights Back Against EPA Push To Fine Him For Building A Stock Pond

Rural Wyoming Landowner Fights Back Against EPA Push To Fine Him For Building A Stock Pond

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to implement a draft rule that would empower the agency to micromanage what private property owners can do with their land. But the EPA isn’t waiting for new rules to make one Wyoming farmer’s life miserable.

Confiscating Camera Phone Costs Cops $250,000

Confiscating Camera Phone Costs Cops $250,000

Reportedly, the Baltimore Police Department has agreed to a $250,000 settlement to end a lawsuit filed by Christopher Sharp after the police confiscated his phone and deleted video he’d recorded of Baltimore officers making an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010.

NYPD Under No Obligation To Protect Citizens

NYPD Under No Obligation To Protect Citizens

New York City policemen are under no obligation to protect the city’s denizens from harm. So says the city in response to a lawsuit by a man who was attacked on the subway by a man with a knife.

Teenager And Mother Dispute Ends With Father Killed In Police Custody

Teenager And Mother Dispute Ends With Father Killed In Police Custody

When Nair Rodriguez slapped her 19-year-old daughter outside of an Oklahoma movie theater, the cops, declaring that a crime was committed, got involved. Now, because of a private family dispute, Rodriguez’ husband is dead.

New NSA Docs Confirm Long-Held Blogger Fears: There Are Government Trolls Among Us

New NSA Docs Confirm Long-Held Blogger Fears: There Are Government Trolls Among Us

Thanks to the efforts of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald, readers no longer have to take the word of “paranoid” bloggers that the government is working to control information.

Toss A Snowball, Get Hit With A Felony Charge

Toss A Snowball, Get Hit With A Felony Charge

A 13-year-old Chicago boy was arrested and charged with a felony last week for throwing a snowball that hit a police officer in the arm.

Attorney: Cop Shot Teen For Answering The Door With A Video Game Controller

Attorney: Cop Shot Teen For Answering The Door With A Video Game Controller

Police serving a warrant in Euharlee, Ga., shot and killed a 17-year-old boy last week when he answered the door of his home with a video game controller in hand.

Obama’s FCC Institutes Ministry Of Truth

As if the mainstream media weren’t compliant enough, now the Barack Obama Federal Communications Commission is about to put government monitors in the newsrooms of television and radio stations and newspapers across the county.

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, the Republican Party appointee to the commission, let the cat out of the bag on this Ministry of Truth-like proposal in an op-ed printed in The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 10.

Connecticut’s Largest Paper Upset That Connecticut Gun Owners Are Ignoring Law

As we told you Monday, Connecticut gun owners are ignoring that State’s unConstitutional gun law requiring the owners of “military-style” rifles to register their firearms with the State police and receive an “assault weapons” certificate in order to legally own the weapons. The law called for the registration to be completed by Jan. 1. But as of last week, only about 50,000 applications for the certificate had been filed, meaning as many as 350,000 Connecticut gun owners have decided to become felons under State law rather than register their weapons.

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