Politics, Scary

Obama Routinely And Egregiously Violated The Fourth Amendment: FISA Court

Obama lied, his agencies spied…

A newly released court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) found that the National Security Agency, under former President Obama, routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall.  In describing the violations, the FISA court said the illegal searches conducted by the NSA under Obama were “widespread” and created a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue.”

These new discoveries come from a recently unsealed FISA court document dated April 26, 2017 and center around a hearing dated October 26, 2017, just days before the 2016 election, in which the FISA court apparently learned for the first time of “widespread” and illegal spying on American citizens by the NSA under the Obama administration.

Source: FISA Court Finds “Serious Fourth Amendment Issue” In Obama’s “Widespread” Illegal Searches Of American Citizens | Zero Hedge

Ironic

Chelsea Clinton Says Rape is “Not funny. Ever;” Her Mom Famously Laughed About Child Rape

President Rodrigo Duterte has made another rape joke and got slammed for it by women’s rights defenders and the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.“Not funny. Ever,” Chelsea Clinton first said on Twitter on Friday, responding to a tweet about Mr. Duterte’s joke by The New York Times’ chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.

Her outrage rings hollow, though, as her mother famously laughed about getting off a child rapist including chuckling about getting him a lenient sentence, knowing he lied and watching him pass a polygraph, and so on.  Even Snopes, who will never not take a moment to tell you how your criticism of Hillary is wrong, says that’s the case.

Source: Clinton daughter, others slam rape joke: ‘Not funny. Ever’ | Inquirer News

Pussy Pass

Woman Violently Assaults Boyfriend on Multiple Occasions, Faces No Consequences

When people talk about men’s rights, this is what they’re talking about.  Even in rare cases when men get away with things like this (Brock Turner) there’s outrage.  When women get away with it, as in this case, they “beat the system” and “scored one.”

Source: Oxford student Lavinia Woodward spared jail after stabbing boyfriend had two other assault charges | Metro News

Warfare State

The A-10 Will Not Be Replaced By The F-35

A US Air Force spokeswoman just confirmed a huge win for Congress and the infantry who have come to know and love the A-10 Warthog, telling Defense News that the beloved flying gun would not be retired.

Could it be the fact that the F-35 can’t shoot at the ground?  I mean that would seem to be an important feature.

Source: US Air Force makes it official: A-10 will not be retired for the F-35 – Business Insider

Warfare State

Trump’s Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia Is Bad, But Not Unique

Reuters, September 7th 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has offered Saudi Arabia more than $115 billion in weapons, other military equipment and training, the most of any U.S. administration in the 71-year U.S.-Saudi alliance, a report seen by Reuters has found.

The report, authored by William Hartung of the U.S.-based Center for International Policy, said the offers were made in 42 separate deals, and the majority of the equipment has yet to be delivered. Hartung told Reuters the report would be made available publicly on Sept. 8.

The report said U.S. arms offers to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office in January 2009 have included everything from small arms and ammunition to tanks, attack helicopters, air-to-ground missiles, missile defense ships, and warships. Washington also provides maintenance and training to Saudi security forces.

Source: Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion: report | Reuters

Politics

As New York Elites Sneer At “Vote Suppression” Elsewhere, They’re Actually Worse

Democrats are celebrating the Supreme Court’s refusal to review an appeals court decision striking down a North Carolina law for violating the Voting Rights Act. Some liberal media outlets called it America’s “worst voter suppression law.” I was happy to see it go, too. But “worst” in the nation? As a New Yorker, I take exception.

A fair examination of the record shows that no state does a better job discouraging voters from going to the polls than New York.

Tons of backup in the article; an excellent read.

Source: Voter Suppression in Deep-Blue New York – Bloomberg