The Chancellor made clear to President Obama in a phone call that she views such practices, if the indications are confirmed, as completely unacceptable. Statement re: U.S. Spying on Personal Cell Phone by Chancellor Angela Merkel

“I hear you loud and clear Merkel…trust me, we’re recording this call”

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The Chancellor's cellphone may be monitored by U.S. intelligence. Statement re: U.S. Spying on Personal Cell Phone by Chancellor Angela Merkel

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This is batshit! Based on Edward Snowden’s revelations, we figured that Joe and Jill Schmoe’s conversations were being listened to, but Chancellor Angela Merkel? As in the leader of one of America’s closest allies?!

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- Avoid locating military objectives within or near densely populated areas. Conclusion/Recommendations About US Drone Strikes in Pakistan by Amnesty International

This really shouldn’t be that hard for the U.S. in remote areas like the North Waziristan border region Pakistan. In more urban combat terrains like Iraq, it would prove much harder.

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Australia Conclusion/Recommendations About US Drone Strikes in Pakistan by Amnesty International

Australia has apparently been colluding with the US by providing intelligence, reportedly through the top-secret Pine Gap spy base near Alice Springs, Australia.

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While the government of Pakistan publicly opposes the US drone program, Amnesty International is concerned that elements of the state or individual officials continue to cooperate in strikes that may constitute human rights violations. Conclusion/Recommendations About US Drone Strikes in Pakistan by Amnesty International

McClatchy has done a lot of reporting on Pakistani intelligence agencies' collaboration with US forces on drone strikes. Simbal Khan, the director of research at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, recently said, “The signs are that the U.S. has revisited intelligence cooperation with Pakistan, and the two sides have returned to the early stages, when drone attacks were initiated under a covert joint mandate.”

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The website has been too slow. People have getting stuck during the application process. Remarks on ObamaCare Rollout by President Barack Obama

The many bugs and error messages on Healthcare.gov are the reason Obama’s giving this speech in the first place — to reassure Americans that ObamaCare is working

For some analysis of why the website wasn’t ready to handle the traffic it’s received, read The New York Times

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By enrolling in what we're calling these marketplaces, you become part of a big group plan, as if you were working for a big employer. A state-wide group plan that spreads risk between sick people and healthy people, between young and old, and then bargains on your behalf for the best deal on health care Remarks on ObamaCare Rollout by President Barack Obama

This idea of signing up healthy under-and un-employed young citizens for health insurance in order to lower the cost of care for the sick and old actually originated with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who implemented a version of the health care marketplace idea in his home state in 2006 before denouncing the whole idea when he ran for President in 2012. He actually worked with Ted Kennedy on the plan! Imagine that happening now…

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Tha Hip Hop Doc Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

Learn more about the Hip Hop Doc here

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Video Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

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As the economic reporter Maureen Tkacik characterized the exchange in Gawker, it was not her characteristic outlandishness, but rather more targeted moral outrage. Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

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