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"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government."
Thomas Paine
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power."
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd US president
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On January 22, the US Marshals Service will auction 3,813 bitcoins that were seized during various criminal and civil forfeitures. Altogether, the bitcoins are worth just under $40 million at the time of writing. Given Bitcoin's wild price fluctuations, however, they could soon be worth much more. This was the ...
Kaspersky seeks injunction in bid to reverse 'unconstitutional' US government ban ... RUSIAN ANTI-virus OUTFIT Kasperksy has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in US federal court in an attempt to reverse the Trump-approved efforts to ban the firm's software from US government systems.

Drinking and driving laws in the U.S. could soon become stricter. A new government commissioned report suggests that the limit on the concentration of alcohol a person can legally have in their bloodstream while driving be lowered from .08 to .05. According to the National Institutes of Health, raising the ...
NASA's James Webb Space telescope emerged from a cryogenic vacuum chamber at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston in December of last year. A government shutdown could halt work on the telescope, which is slated to launch in 2019. Credit: Chris Gunn, NASA, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. During government shutdowns, employees in all three branches of government are ...
With low interest rates, more aggressive investors can use cheap loans to invest more in the stock market. Actually shorting bond ETFs is similar but has added benefits. You can pay less interest and potentially make a profit on the ETF price, giving you the potential to borrow money for free. Beware of ...

WASHINGTON: House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats' demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children. partisan finger-pointing ...
WASHINGTON LAWMAKERS are said to be trying to get telecoms giant AT&T to quit all commercial ties with Chinese electronics firm Huawei for reasons of national security. Reuters reports that congressional aides have claimed that the US government is seeking to block plans for China Mobile to enter ...
A radiation sensor developed at Kansas State University is small enough to be worn in the pockets of a special vest. The design, useful for law enforcement and military agencies searching for nuclear material, won a 2017 R&D 100 Award. (Submitted). Employees of Manhattan-based Radiation Detection ...
It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for Alibaba in the U.S.. First affiliate Ant Financial's proposed acquisition of MoneyGram collapsed due to objections from the U.S. government, now its Taobao service has the dubious honor of again featuring on the USTR (United States Trade Representative) naughty ...
The U.S. government has a secret airline that it uses to fly to key military airbases, including Area 51 - ground zero for alien conspiracy theorists. The fleet of passenger aircraft has the call sign Janet (which may stand for "Just Another Non Existent Terminal"). It is operated by the private defense contractor ...
US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country's government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike Conaway introduced a bill last week called Defending U.S. government Communications Act, which aims ...
(CNN). Six more days. $0 left to run the government. Is the 19th government shutdown around the corner? While bipartisan lawmakers are negotiating on spending and immigration, the federal government is slated to run out of money next Friday. The two parties are deadlocked: Democrats insist on a ...
bitcoin's explosive growth is dramatically disrupting the monetary and banking system to such an extent that banking and government authorities are sounding the alarm. In effect, the chief of the U.S. Treasury now fears that Bitcoin will become like a "Swiss bank account." ...
The U.S. government should publicly disclose more information about the billions of dollars the Islamic Republic has stolen from the Iranian people to funnel towards Khamenei and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the national wealth it has squandered in an attempt to export its revolution abroad.
A Lewiston-based health insurance cooperative is suing the U.S. government to recoup subsidies it claims it is owed under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The nonprofit Community Health Options is seeking $5.7 million in cost-sharing reduction payments. Those are discounts the ...
There's more misery ahead for Huawei, which just saw AT&T pull out of a deal to carry its first smartphone, and fellow Chinese tech firm ZTE. The duo are well known for their growing smartphone businesses worldwide, but it is their more established telecom networking and equipment units that are again ...

Top U.S. government computers have been connecting to an anonymous site that is the epicenter of so-called "revenge porn," the Daily Beast reported Thursday. A security analyst obtained the IP addresses connecting to Anon-IB, an image board where users share and request non-consensual nude ...
The data was shared by the analyst, Einar Otto Stangvik, with Daily Beast security reporter Joseph Cox, who in turn tracked numerous posts back to US government agencies, including one back to the Executive Office of the President. That user shared an image of a woman, along with her name, and asked ...
The US Marshals Service announced Thursday that it plans to auction off approximately 3,813 bitcoins, worth about $54 million, that were sized in "various federal criminal, civil, and administrative cases." Potential bidders have to register before January 19, and will need to put down a cool $200,000 deposit in order to ...
The battery-related iPhone slowdown may turn out to be the biggest crisis in Apple's history. Approximately 30 class action suits have been filed around the world against the iPhone maker, with some international regulators already investigating Apple's decision to slow down older iPhones packing ...
Slow Wi-Fi speeds? How to improve your wireless network. Suffering from a slow or sluggish home internet connection? Here are eight ways to help improve your network speeds. Read More. Video: Microsoft bets on white spaces to bring broadband to rural America. One of the Federal Communication ...
China is denying a published report that it may slow or even stop purchasing U.S. Treasury bonds. Sources told U.S.-based financial news outlet Bloomberg Wednesday that senior government officials recommended the action as the market for U.S. government bonds is becoming less attractive, along with ...
ACLU Says U.S. government Is Denying Basic rights To citizen Captured In Syria ... The U.S. government has been holding an American citizen in Iraq for four months now without charge. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging his detention in federal court. NPR justice reporter Ryan Lucas is ...
Many people in the United States--including me--walk around every day carrying a smartphone that was made in China. It's been this way for a while. In fact, in 2012, CNet ran an article titled "Are Any Smartphones Not Made in China?" (Its conclusion: "[Y]es, but not many and probably not for much longer.
As I write this, the national debt stands at more than $20.5 trillion, and per the president's 2018 budget request, the U.S. government continues to spend money at a rate of about $7.8 million per minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week--about $850,000 more per minute than it raises with taxes.
Matthew Connolly and Gavin Campbell Black, former derivative product traders at Deutsche Bank, have clashed with the United States government over the necessity of testimony of a witness from the British bankers' Association (BBA) in Libor manipulation case. The case, captioned USA v. Connolly ...
(John Locher | Associated Press file photo) In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. The Nevada rancher freed from federal custody this week after his prosecution on conspiracy and assault on government officer charges collapsed is ...
One eager self-proclaimed UFO expert, an author by the name of Anthony Bragalia, is currently attempting to put pressure on the government to reveal one secret that they're reported to have locked away in their vaults; according to The New York Times, a secret military compound in Las Vegas contains a ...
Just two days after it emerged a French consumer fraud group is investigating Apple over its handling of battery-related performance issues on iPhones, Apple is now facing questions from government officials in its own country over the controversy. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that ...
Janet airlines secret plane Las Vegas to Area 51 You need the highest level of security clearance for this job. Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock. JANET airlines, the secret airline run by the US government, is hiring flight attendants to shuttle Area 51 workers in from the Las Vegas airport. Flight attendants will have the ...
The secret U.S. government payload -- believed to be a spy satellite -- failed to reach orbit and fell back into the atmosphere, according to a Wall Street Journal report, citing industry and government officials who commented anonymously on the classified mission. Citing those officials, the paper reported ...
... from investing in the U.S. government. I don't mean give your money to the government. Instead, I am referring to investing in land that is occupied by the federal government and their many agencies. Hear me out. The United States government is known for refusing to default on any sort of indebtedness.
Just what that business may be is unclear; little has been revealed about the payload. We do know that aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman procured Zuma's launch atop a Falcon 9 for the U.S. government -- but we don't know which agency will operate the satellite, or if its mission is ...
If we look back to the last US government shutdown in 2013 which took place between the 1st October to the 17th, the SP500 opened at the beginning of the shutdown around 1693.52, hitting a low of 1654.88 on the 9th before recovering and rising to 1720.75 before the 17th. This was actually a gain of ...
If we look back to the last US government shutdown in 2013 which took place between the 1 st October to the 17 th , the SP500 opened at the beginning of the shutdown around 1693.52, hitting a low of 1654.88 on the 9th before recovering and rising to 1720.75 before the 17 th . This was actually a gain of ...
A U.S. federal judge in Utah has approved the auction of hundreds of units of bitcoin and bitcoin cash seized from a dark web dealer, CCN has learned. The sale will be part of a larger liquidation of assets belonging to convicted criminal Aaron Michael Shamo. // -- Discuss and ask questions in our ...
On Sunday night, Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch "Zuma," a mysterioUS government spacecraft of unknown purpose, on one of its partially-reusable Falcon 9 two-stage rockets from Launch Complex 40 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The exact time of the launch has yet to be set, though ...
SpaceX plans to launch Zuma, a top secret US government satellite, on its Falcon 9 rocket on Friday, January 5, some time between 8 and 10 PM EST at NASA's ... Northrop Grumman, the aerospace and defense company that arranged the Space X launch for the US government, describes the satellite as a ...
TBI small logo The iPhone has changed so much about how we live and interact with one another that it's hard to believe that the original iPhone went on sale over 10 years ago, popularizing the concept of the smartphone. Since June 29, 2007, smartphones have become an essential part of our everyday ...
Days after President Donald Trump tweeted about big nuclear buttons, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is getting ready for what might happen after one gets pushed. The public health agency is hosting an educational grand rounds session at its Atlanta headquarters to discuss ...
Amy Goodman: This is democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The war and peace Report, as we continue with Part 2 of our interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter James Risen, who left The New York Times in August to join The Intercept as senior national security correspondent, ...
Genworth and Chinese firm reiterate commitment to proposed acquisition after U.S. government blocks another acquisition ... commitment to being acquired by China-based financial company, two days after the U.S. government blocked another high-profile acquisition of a U.S. firm by a Chinese company.
Iranian protesters are again calling for an end to the Islamic regime that oppresses them. And it appears that a sizable portion of the protesters want to replace the regime with a rights-respecting government. Bravo! The aim of the movement, according to a press release from the National Iranian Congress, ...
0. SHARES. Spotify files to go public, BloomThat gets acquired and MoneyGram's sale to Alibaba got blocked by the U.S. government. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Today's topics include DMARC email security adoption growing in the U.S. government; Microsoft selling its new Surface Pro tablet with an LTE Advanced option; Microsoft focusing on data privacy and cyber-security in 2018; and Splice Machine launching its own online predictive processing platform.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks during a dedication ceremony to mark the opening of the new campus of Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, September 13, 2017 in New York City. Seven years ago, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ...
civil liberties and digital rights groups are raising concerns over the possible behind-the-scenes influence by the U.S. government in facebook's decision to selectively block some sanctioned world leaders from using the social media platform, while allowing others to maintain accounts. Facebook deleted ...
I don't know what to wear on Crunch Report (it's a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup and want to me to wear something, mail me an XL T-shirt and I'll wear it in an episode. I'm not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode, but it will be there. No offensive stuff; it's ...
In 2018, NASA will mark the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a U.S. government agency. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed NASA's founding legislation, the 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act, on July 29, 1958. (NASA Image). (NASA) - In 2018, NASA will mark the 60th anniversary of ...



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