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FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

The domestic surveilance broadens.  I guess the FBI didn't want the NSA to have all the fun.  Seen at :

The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts.

FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of court, in a bid to deploy government-provided software capable of intercepting and analyzing entire communications streams. The FBI's legal position during these discussions is that the software's real-time is authorized under the .

Attempts by the FBI to install what it internally refers to as "port reader" software, which have not been previously disclosed, were described to CNET in interviews over the last few weeks. One former government official said the software used to be known internally as the "harvesting program."

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America is great because America is good, but if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great

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I thought of Aristotle, who said, “Political society exists for the sake of noble living,” a sentiment chiseled into the edifice of many a public building, including the south face of the state capitol building in Lincoln, Nebraska.

I remembered the words of John Adams, our second president, who famously observed, “Our Constitution was designed for a moral and a religious people; it is wholly inadequate for the governing of any other.”

From somewhere deep in my memory, I recalled the plea of Abraham Lincoln, who declared, “Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

There were the eloquent but simple words of a wise Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited the United States in the 1830s and marveled at the genius of our system and the decency of our people. “America is great because America is good,” Tocqueville opined, “but if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

Author G.K. Chesterton wrote, “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”

And the French author Voltaire said, “All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.”

Ephesians 2:1-10

2:1 You were dead through the trespasses and sins 
2:2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 
2:3 All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. 
2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 
2:5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved-- 
2:6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 
2:7 so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 
2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God-- 
2:9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 
2:10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Military Veteran stops a break-in attempt only to be arrested for protecting himself and his property

Obviously the heinous criminal is the one protecting himself.  Good job, Medford PD Rolling Eyes

Military veteran Corey Thompson, 36,  that the wanted felon was trying to break into his home via the back door. Defending his property, Thompson said he warned the criminal that he was armed and he was giving him his one and only warning shot.

“This is the end result. You break into someone’s house, there’s consequences,” Thompson said.

Wielding his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the veteran made good on his threat and fired one warning shot. The bullet did not strike the suspect or anyone else.

“When I’m dealt with a stressful situation, being a veteran from Iraq and the Afghanistan war, it’s natural. I just jump into combat mode. I told him, ‘I’m going to give you a warning shot’,” Thompson explained.

However, police later determined he wasn’t justified in firing his weapon. Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau said “there was nothing that the suspect was doing that was aggressive enough to justify the shooting.”

Apparently, for police in Medford, a wanted felon trying to break into a law-abiding citizen’s home isn’t enough to justify a warning shot.

Hundreds of local protesters, tens of thousands across the nation 'March Against Monsanto'

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Tens of thousands across the nation came out on Saturday to march against the creation of genetically modified foods. And hundreds did in Boise as well, on Saturday at the Idaho Statehouse.

They call it the "March Against Monsanto." Monsanto is a company that produces GMO's and pesticides that many believe hurt the world's natural species.

A woman's dog emerges from tornado rubble right after she describes losing him

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Beginning to cry as she pulls her dog to safety, Garcia says “thank God” with inexplicable relief at seeing her dog relatively unscathed.

“Well I thought God just answered one prayer, to let me be okay, but he answered both of them,” she remarks with a smile, petting her dog.  “Because this was my second prayer.”

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