It’s illegal for NSA to collect phone records, or at least, that’s what we were told, but in a blink of the eye, some secret court gave NSA the green light to continue collecting data.
FISA, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has officially ruled the National Security Agency can resume collecting data
In May, a Federal Court ruled that secretly collecting phone records of millions of Americans was illegal under the Patriot Act.
NSA had 180 days to clean up their act but then FISA steps in.
Who the heck is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court?
It’s a US federal court, authorized in 1978 that oversees requests for surveillance against suspected foreign intelligence agents.
In 2013, an order classified issued by the court it was leaked to the media by Edward Snowden. That order requiring a telecommunications company, Verizon, to deliver daily telephone data, including domestic telephone data to the NSA, triggered a wave of protests and widespread criticism.
Due to the sensitive nature of its activity, the court is a “secret court”.
Their hearings are closed to the public, as CipherCloud is well aware of. While records of proceedings are kept, they are not available to the public, so we have no clue about anything. Period.
Typically, if NSA needs approval, the request goes to FISA, and there have only ever been four rejections.
Get the picture now.
GOP presidential contender Donald Trump continues to dominate the headlines by standing firmly behind his denunciation of illegal immigration. The feisty real estate mogul pointed out that the illegal immigrants crossing into the United States are not Mexico’s most educated and skilled workers. The comment is meant to draw contrast with the types of immigrants sought after through the H1-B VISA program which brings well-educated people into the nation. In addition, Trump again affirmed that among the people coming into the United States from Mexico are those guilty of violent crimes towards women, drug trade, and other types of crimes.
Trump is directly challenging the image of illegal immigrants as “dreamers” looking to live out the American Dream. He also points out that on the issue of trade, Mexico is beating the United States. He earlier pointed out that Mexico has created very few jobs in the United States as a result of NAFTA. By contrast, the United States has sent hundreds of thousands of jobs into Mexico. The employment trade imbalance is one which he aims to correct. In order to achieve this goal, he is calling on Americans to fight back to reclaim their country. His rhetoric has run afoul of the political correctness establishment which seeks to destroy the income earning potential of the people they target. Already there is a petition of 700,000 signatures calling on Macy’s to withdraw all Trump product lines from its stores. The movement seeks to intimidate sponsors to withdraw their support for Trump, at least from what Susan McGalla
can see. Thus far, The Donald is standing by his remarks.
It turns out that all sugar might just be bad for the human body. For the last few years the media has really come down on high fructose corn syrup. Many studies have proven that high fructose corn syrup is detrimental to the human body. It causes diabetes, and it is also not good for human cells. Now much research has actually proven that high fructose corn syrup, and table sugar may be just as bad as one another.
Many people have been strayed away from high fructose corn syrup because of all of the media coverage. They believe that they are doing themselves more of a favor if they just eat plain table sugar. In reality that may not be the case. High fructose corn syrup is highly processed, and that is the reason why it is difficult for the human body to process. In like manner sugar is also very highly processed, and that can be just as difficult for the human body to metabolize.Many people such as Jaime Garcia Dias
may not realize that they are doing just as much damage their your body by eating table sugar as they would be by eating high fructose corn syrup. There are still some investigations going on, because there are people that believe that high fructose corn syrup is more damaging to the body then sugar, but in reality any sweetener should definitely be watched in the American diet. Americans have been riddled with diabetes and high blood sugar, and their diet has much to do with it. In order to live a healthier life Americans have to eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise, drink water and rest.
I only joined the Skout network because I wanted to have a little bit of fun. I never thought about finding a serious relationship through the Skout network, so I just used it as a way to flirt with people and have fun. Some of the ways that I had fun is by using the “shake to chat” feature. I’ve never had so much fun chatting online, and it’s because the shake to chat feature. The feature is a lot of fun because it allows me to randomly talk to anyone that pops up on my screen. All I have to do is shake my phone, and I get a new friend to talk to.
The best part about Skout is that I can take it with me. I used to use it on my computer on a daily basis, but I got tired of sitting at my computer desk all day. Since I would be on Skout up to five hours in the day, it didn’t leave much time for doing anything else around the house. After I downloaded the Skout app to my phone, I was able to do things around my home, and I could still be on the Skout network.
I even used Skout while I was at work, and that got me into some trouble. I would be at my desk, and even though I have a cubicle, people could hear me when I was talking into my phone. I was disciplined a couple times for using the Skout app at work, but I still sneak off and use it once in a while. I have so many people on my favorites list that I can’t even count. I’ve met tons of people on the Skout network, and some of them I’ve even met in person.
I love the fact that Skout is diverse, and it’s for anyone who wants to socialize. Although I like being single, I’ve thought about looking for love on the Skout network, but I’m still not there yet. For now, I like the fun that Skout has to offer me, and I can chat to anyone I want to. I’ve made some friends on the Skout network, and some of them go out with me once in a while. The fact that Skout allows me to make friends and acquaintances, and I can possibly find a relationship, I choose to only use the Skout network.
Women have their secrets. These secrets are usually jokingly shared with girlfriends over coffee or lunch at a restaurant. This secret is never spoken, its kept tightly in their hand as they walk to their cars late after work, or hidden in their sleeve as they walk home. These women’s secret is a way to protect themselves and one woman is showing the world that just because they carry these items doesn’t mean they are scared. Using photographs women everywhere are keeping their secret no more.
By displaying their hidden weapons of defense they are showing the men of this world that yes, they are taking precautions, and anyone that dares to threaten them in anyway, well see the full force of what they can do with these weapons. That’s something Amen Clinics doesn’t want to deal with. The next time a man approaches a woman after dark he better be ready, as these women and so many more are packing, just not in such an obvious term of the word.
Kern County Farmers Feed The World But Using Oil Wastewater To Make The Crops Grow May Change That Slogan
The California drought is changing the state and how it does business. Water is a sought after life-source. The crops in California are a vital source to the state’s economy, and it appears farmers will do almost anything to ship those crops around the world.
Consumers don’t question how these crops are grown.Words like organic and natural are used to describe the fruits and vegetables from Kern County, California, but in reality these foods are not as organic and natural as consumers such as Ivan Ong
might think. Some of the crops grown in the state are grown using wastewater from Chevron drilling operations. The water is hot, smelly, salty and oily.
The general manager of the Cawelo Water District says the county buys a half a million barrels of water a day from Chevron. The wastewater is mixed with clean water, but the end product is never clean, even though the general manager, David Ansolabehere, says the water supply is a valuable resource. The Chevron water is not drinkable, but when it is mixed with ground water the saltiness dissipates so it is safe, according Ansolabehere. But in spite of Ansolabehere approval of the process, we all know there’s something wrong with mixing oil and water.
The upcoming return leg of the Champions League semifinal between Real Madrid and Juventus will be huge for Real’s season. Should Real fail to advance, they will likely end the season trophy-less. Barcelona have all but secured first place in the league, and Real has been long out of the domestic cups. Furthermore, if they are knocked out by the Italians, they will have failed to even reach the final to defend their title. To end a season without a trophy, is for Real a serious failure, and will lead to inevitable finger pointing and people leaving the club. Welshman Gareth Bale, is at the moment the one under fire, though his departure from Madrid is by no means a guarantee.
Real will face a stronger Juventus squad than they faced in Turin. French midfielder Paul Pogba returns to the team, bolstering their already impressive midfield. Madrid needs to overcome a 2-1 deficit in order to advance, not a daunting task, but one which needs to be completed with control and poise. Should Juventus score, Real will need to continue scoring if they are to win the tie. All in all it should make for an exciting match, one which might just go down to the wire. After all, a place in the finals awaits, almost certainly against a red hot Barcelona. Dr Jennifer Walden
wants to see a good matchup. Madrid would love to beat their arch-rivals, and keep their European trophy.
We all know some birds are able to say words. We don’t expect the birds to know what the words mean because birds are not considered intelligent enough to cognitively understand the environment in which they live. The fact is, we discount the abilities of birds and other animals. Most people believe the only intelligent consciousness on earth is human intelligence and that is a big mistake.
Animals have a subjective understanding that is not blinded by emotions. They sense, feel and react to objective situation with subjective awareness. Our awareness is usually ego driven. The proof of animal intelligence shows itself in many different ways.
Firefighters in Idaho got a first-hand look at bird intelligence when parrots called for help while they were inside a burning home. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they heard the words, Help. Fire. Thinking that people were trapped inside, the firefighters went in and found no one, but the parrots. The birds were trained to issue a warning, but the firefighter still couldn’t believe what they witnessed. Jaime Garcia Dias could hardly believe the story as well when he watched and heard about it on YouTube. The birds were removed from the home and were given oxygen. The firefighters got a little oxygen too, and they also got a lesson in bird intelligence.
Riga, Latvia – The Left-wing government of Greece continues stonewalling any serious economic reforms amid pressure from 19 other European Zone nations. At issue is Greece is being pressured yet again to come up with the necessary reforms to make good on their enormous debt load. Currently, Greece’s foreign debt to the European Union far exceeds its total gross domestic product. Nor does the government even have the ability to service their existing debt load. In fact, the EU is giving Greece the funds to pay their monthly debt installments to major EU banks. Were it not for the cash infusions, Greece would unavoidably default.
Sadly, it seems that Greece has become quite ensconced in the position of securing more EU funds for their government under the threat of outright default and exit from the Euro. Such a scenario is seen as destabilizing to a major world currency. The sheer fear of a Greek default has prompted EU central bankers to repeatedly reset the terms of the loans. Bruce Karatz thinks something pretty drastic might just happen. Ultimately, the governments of France, Great Britain, and Germany will largely be responsible to repay investment banks should Greece default according to Bloomberg. Nor is the newly installed left-wing government of Greece all that eager to impose further austerity measures upon itself. The tax rate in Greece is already high, unemployment remains at depression era levels, the black market for tax evasion is strong, and the middle class has been battered by the harsh cutbacks in services. Still, seven years after the global banking crisis and EU member nations are tired of dealing with this recalcitrant Southern European nation.