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U.S. judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful (Reuters)

“A federal judge ruled that a National Security Agency program that collects records of millions of Americans phone calls is lawful, [and] (…) does not violate Americans privacy rights.”

via UPDATE 3-U.S. judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful | Reuters.

Just like something straight out of Fahrenheit 451 or 1984, except it’s not fictional. War is peace and captivity is freedom.

Not that I expected anything else, mind you. No judge will stop the efforts so far entrusted to the NSA. Just like Norman Stanley Fletcher, there’s but one mistake the NSA has made, that of getting caught.

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Wikileaks reveals Osama Bin Laden was seen at village meetings | Mail Online

Wikileaks reveals Osama Bin Laden was seen at village meetings | Mail Online.

Another one from the “I told you so” department. I have never for a second bought the official story that they can’t find the guy.

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Obama lets CIA keep controversial renditions tool (Count Us Out)

Obama lets CIA keep controversial renditions tool « Count Us Out

Not only will Guantanamo Bay stay open, but “dear leader” is also letting the CIA keep effective interrogation methods. Some “change” this is…