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

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

Hypocrites, Politics, Religion

If Only The People Held Castro and Maduro In Contempt He Showed Trump

Some of us, Americans who’ve been critical of Trump’s scandal-ridden leadership, especially reveled in the moment when the pope, known for his charismatic demeanor, stood for protocol pictures with Trump and his black-dressed, black-veiled family and made his displeasure known to the world with stoic facial features.

But, after the moment of guilty pleasure, all I could think about was this: If only Pope Francis had treated dictators Raúl and Fidel Castro with the same disdain in Cuba.

Source: Dour-faced with President Trump, Pope Francis engaged Raúl and Fidel Castro with friendliness | Miami Herald

Hypocrites, Politics

Arab States Switch From Buying Off Hillary to Buying Off Ivanka

I miss the good old days when only Hillary was selling influence to these scumbags.  Now Ivanka is too.

The World Bank plans to announce Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million collectively toward a fund for women who own or want to start businesses, according to people familiar with the announcement.

Source: Arab States Pledge $100M To Ivanka’s Foundation – Joe.My.God.

Politics

Chelsea Manning Showed Us the Consequences of War, and We Threw Her in Prison – Reason.com

I agree with Ron Paul.

“While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars. It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.”

Source: Chelsea Manning Showed Us the Consequences of War, and We Threw Her in Prison – Hit & Run : Reason.com