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Surface temperature reconstructions of past 1,500 years suggest recent warming 'unprecedented'

March 9, 2013 by legitgov

Surface temperature reconstructions of past 1,500 years suggest recent warming 'unprecedented' --A Reconstruction of Regional and Global Temperature for the Past 11,300 Years (Science) 08 Mar 2013 Surface temperature reconstructions of the past 1500 years suggest that recent warming is unprecedented in that time. Here we provide a broader perspective by reconstructing regional and global temperature anomalies for the past 11,300 years from 73 globally distributed records. Early Holocene (10,000 to 5000 years ago) warmth is followed by ~0.7°C cooling through the middle to late Holocene (<5000 years ago), culminating in the coolest temperatures of the Holocene during the Little Ice Age, about 200 years ago.

Large Explosion Hits Kabul as Hagel Visits

March 9, 2013 by legitgov

Large Explosion Hits Kabul as Hagel Visits 09 Mar 2013 A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least nine Afghans at the entrance to the Ministry of Defense in Kabul on Saturday morning, just as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the Afghan capital to discuss ending America's longest foreign war. The bomber, Afghan officials on the scene said, approached on bicycle the ministry compound's gate on a busy riverside street and detonated his device in the middle of Afghan civilians lining up for security checks. The bomb, while lethal, was relatively small: the compound's outer wall was pockmarked with shrapnel but withstood the blast.

Court curbs Homeland Security's laptop border searches

March 9, 2013 by legitgov

Court curbs Homeland Security's laptop border searches 08 Mar 2013 U.S. customs officials must have a reasonable justification before snatching your laptop at the border and scanning through all your files for incriminating data, a federal appeals court ruled today. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Homeland Security's border agents must have "reasonable suspicion" before they can legally conduct a forensics examination of laptops, mobile phones, camera memory cards, and so on. Today's opinion) is a limited -- but hardly complete -- rejection of the Obama administration's claim that any American entering the country may have his or her electronic files minutely examined for evidence of criminal activity.

Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution--without Bill of Rights

March 9, 2013 by legitgov

Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution--without Bill of Rights 08 Mar 2013 Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office--behind closed doors, far away from the press--the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony. Spokesman Josh Earnest spoke to reporters at their daily briefing. "Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington's personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787." Earnest said Brennan had asked for a document from the National Archives that would demonstrate the U.S. is a nation of laws. "Director Brennan told the president that he made the request to the archives because he wanted to reaffirm his commitment to the rule of law as he took the oath of office as director of the CIA," Earnest said. The Constitution itself went into effect in 1789. But blogger Marcy Wheeler points out that what was missing from the Constitution in 1787 is also quite symbolic: The Bill of Rights, which did not officially go into effect until December 1791 after ratification by states.

Air Force removes drone airstrike number from summary and scrubs earlier reports

March 9, 2013 by legitgov

Air Force removes drone airstrike number from summary and scrubs earlier reports 08 Mar 2013 As scrutiny and debate over the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the American military increased last month, the Air Force reversed a policy of sharing the number of airstrikes launched from RPAs in Afghanistan and quietly scrubbed those statistics from previous releases kept on their website. Last October, Air Force Central Command started tallying weapons releases from RPAs, broken down into monthly updates. The Air Force maintained that policy for the statistics reports for November, December and January. But the February numbers, released March 7, contained empty space where the box of RPA statistics had previously been. Additionally, monthly reports hosted on the Air Force website have had the RPA data removed -- and recently.

General Says 20,000 Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

General Says 20,000 Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan 06 Mar 2013 The American commander in the Middle East said on Tuesday that he had recommended that 13,600 United States troops remain in Afghanistan after the combat mission [to protect the CIA's opium routes] ends in 2014, a number slightly higher than the one being considered by NATO and Pentagon officials. The officer, Gen. James N. Mattis of the Central Command, revealed his recommendation during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he also said that a NATO contribution to an enduring mission occupation in Afghanistan could equal half of the American deployment, for a total alliance troop presence of 20,000 under his proposal.

Unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

Unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2008 --Unemployment rate dipped to 7.7% 08 Mar 2013 Hiring picked up in February, helping to bring the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since December 2008. The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. The gains were broad-based as offices, restaurants, construction firms and hospitals all added jobs.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul want drone language in CR

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul want drone language in CR 08 Mar 2013 Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) plan to try to attach a prohibition on drone strikes against American citizens on U.S. soil to the government-wide spending bill due up on the Senate floor next week, according to sources familiar with their legislation. The Cruz-Paul bill would serve as the framework for an amendment to the continuing resolution, which would fund federal agencies, including the Pentagon, through Sept. 30. The amendment would build on Paul's nearly 13-hour filibuster against new CIA director John Brennan over the program of aerial strikes from unmanned planes known as drones.

Two Koreas Engage in Hostile Exchanges After Sanctions Vote

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

Two Koreas Engage in Hostile Exchanges After Sanctions Vote 08 Mar 2013 Angrily responding to the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous decision to impose tightened sanctions, North Korea said on Friday that it was nullifying all nonaggression agreements with South Korea, with one of its top generals claiming that his country had nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles ready to blast off.  Matching the harsh warning with a toughened stance, South Korea said on Friday that if Pyongyang attacks the South with a nuclear weapon, the regime of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, "will be erased from the earth." Such language marked the most hostile exchange between the two Koreas, still technically at war, since they engaged in an artillery skirmish three years ago.

Anonymous 'spokesperson' to spend year in jail without trial

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

Anonymous 'spokesperson' to spend year in jail without trial 07 Mar 2013 The federal trial against alleged computer criminal Barrett Brown has been delayed by six months. Now the activist once called the "spokesperson" of the Anonymous hacker movement will wait in prison for one full year before being tried. Brown, 31, was scheduled to stand trial later this month for a slew of charges that have handed down in three separate indictments filed by the government since last September. Per the request of his attorneys, however, legal proceedings have been pushed back for six months, delaying the trial until September 2013.

South Korea warns to destroy North as war of words escalate

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

South Korea warns to destroy North as war of words escalate 08 Mar 2013 South Korea has warned that North Korea will “perish from earth” if Pyongyang goes ahead with its threats to attack the South. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said in a statement on Friday that Pyongyang's threats to launch nuclear strikes against the US and the South would only lead to the collapse of its leadership. "If North Korea attacks South Korea with a nuclear weapon, Kim Jong-un's regime will perish from earth," said the statement carried out by Yonhap news agency.

CDC warns health officials to be alert for deadly new virus

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

CDC warns health officials to be alert for deadly new virus 07 Mar 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday warned state and local health officials about potential infections from a deadly virus previously unseen in humans that has now sickened 14 people and killed 8. Most of the infections have occurred in the Middle East, but a new analysis of three confirmed infections in Britain suggests the virus can pass from person to person rather than from animal to humans, the CDC said in its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report on Thursday. The virus is a coronavirus, part of the same family of viruses as the common cold and the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that first emerged in Asia in 2003.

60 percent in Fukushima say more than 2 decades needed to return to pre-disaster lifestyles

March 8, 2013 by legitgov

60% in Fukushima say more than 2 decades needed to return to pre-disaster lifestyles 05 Mar 2013 Sixty percent of Fukushima Prefecture residents said it will take more than 20 years to recoup the lifestyles they lost when the prefecture was hit by the triple Fukushima disaster of 2011, a survey showed. Nineteen percent said pre-disaster lifestyles can return in "20 years or so," 14 percent said around 10 years and just 3 percent picked "five years or so" among the four options. By age, 80 percent of those in their 30s and 73 percent of those in their 40s and 50s chose the answer "more than 20 years."

5 suspicious packages found at NORAD base in Colorado

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

5 suspicious packages found at NORAD base in Colorado 07 Mar 2013 Authorities are investigating five suspicious packages found at the home of NORAD in Colorado. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs said that the packages were found Thursday in the building where the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Northern Command are based. No biological or chemical agents were found on the packages but more tests are being conducted.

CLG Needs Your Help 07 Mar 2013

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

CLG Needs Your Help 07 Mar 2013 CLGers: CLG needs the help of its readers to exist. Please consider making a donation to CLG so that we can continue our news service, before the drones start buzzing over our heads (yes, the US Senate has confirmed John Brennan to be CIA director) or we're added to the terrorist watch list -- since 'one tip is enough to put name in database.'
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US Senate Approves John Brennan to CIA Post

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

US Senate Approves John Brennan to CIA Post 07 Mar 2013 The US Senate has confirmed John Brennan as head of the CIA after the Obama administration bowed to demands from Republicans to clarify its drone strikes policy. The appointment of Mr Obama's chief counterterrorism advisor to the nation's top spy post had been delayed as lawmakers pressed the president for specific limits on his authority to order drone strikes against American citizens on US soil. The 63-34 vote moved forward only after reassurances were contained in a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder to Republican Senator Rand Paul, who made a 13-hour speech on Wednesday demanding an answer to the question.

Conn. massacre records secret, media seeks access

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Conn. massacre records secret, media seeks access 05 Mar 2013 Authorities are withholding search warrants and police records related to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre even though the [alleged] shooter is dead and the prosecutor handling the case has said he does not expect any charges. Prosecutor Stephen Sedensky III successfully argued in December to keep search warrants related to the shooter's house and the car he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School sealed for 90 days, saying disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing investigation. Media outlets have pressed for the release of more records. They say records may be sealed only when an investigation would be hurt by disclosure and that was unlikely. [See also: Sandy Hook Shooting 'Oddities'.]

Carney: Obama won't use drones against Americans in U.S.

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Carney: Obama won't use drones against Americans in U.S. 07 Mar 2013 President Barack Obama would not use a drone to kill an American on U.S. soil, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday, responding to Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster a day earlier on the Senate floor. "The president has not and would not use drone strikes against American citizens on American soil," Carney said at a press briefing. Carney said Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Paul Thursday clarifying the administration's stance on the issue, which generated considerable controversy on Twitter Wednesday as Paul's filibuster unfolded. "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?...The answer to that question is no," Carney said, quoting Holder's letter. On Monday, Holder sent Paul another letter that was a bit less categorical.

Bid to halt polar bear trade fails

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Bid to halt polar bear trade fails --Canada joined by WWF [apparently, also sociopaths] in rebuffing efforts at Cites conference to stop hunting and commercial exploitation 07 Mar 2013 The export of polar bear skins, teeth and paws from Canada will continue unabated after a bitter debate at the world's biggest wildlife summit ended in defeat for a US proposal to outlaw the trade. The US, strongly supported by former cold war foe Russia, had argued that while climate change and the increasing loss of the Arctic sea ice on which polar bears hunt was the greatest threat to the 20,000 remaining in the wild, hunting was an intolerable additional pressure. The US delegation leader told the 178-nation meeting of the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species in Bangkok: "Science paints a stark future for the polar bear. An [export ban] will give the polar bear a better chance to persist in the world until we can deal with climate change." The result was that 38 countries voted in favour of the US proposal, with 42 against, and 46 abstaining. [NEVER support WWF!]

CLG Facebook page tops 5,000 'likes'

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

CLG Facebook page tops 5,000 'likes' Posted by Lori Price 07 Mar 2013 The Citizens for Legitimate Government page on Facebook topped 5,000 likes Thursday. If you're a CLG reader/subscriber, please join us there, so we can reach the 10K mark! A lively debate often ensues, and your comments are always welcome.

Stealth Tax Subsidy for Business Costs Government Billions

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Stealth Tax Subsidy for Business Costs Government Billions 05 Mar 2013 The ability to finance a variety of business projects cheaply with bonds that are exempt from federal taxes -- has not only endured, it has grown, in what amounts to a stealth subsidy for private enterprise. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the offices of the Goldman Sachs Group and the Bank of America Tower in New York -- these projects, and many more, have been built using the tax-exempt bonds that are more conventionally used by cities and states to pay for roads, bridges and schools. In all, more than $65 billion of these bonds have been issued by state and local governments on behalf of corporations since 2003, according to an analysis of Bloomberg bond data by The New York Times. During that period, the single biggest beneficiary of such securities was the Chevron Corporation, which issued bonds with a total face value of $2.6 billion, the analysis showed.

Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil' 06 Mar 2013 President Barack Obama has the authority to use an unmanned drone strike to kill US citizens on American soil, his attorney general has said. Eric Holder argued that using lethal military force against an American in his home country would be legal and justified in an "extraordinary circumstance" comparable to the September 11 terrorist attacks. "The president could conceivably have no choice but to authorise the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland," Mr Holder said. The administration claims it has the legal authority to assassinate Americans provided that they are a senior 'al-Qaeda' operative posing an imminent threat and it would be "infeasible" to capture them.

Rand Paul ends epic filibuster over Brennan

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Rand Paul ends epic filibuster over Brennan 07 Mar 2013 After nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ended his filibuster blocking Senate confirmation of John Brennan, President Obama's pick for director of the CIA. "I'm going to speak as long as I can to draw attention to something I find very disturbing," Paul said when he started speaking around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. He finally ceded the floor at about 12:40 a.m. local time on Thursday. What started in the morning as a solo effort turned into a multi-senator debate that included one Democrat, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and at least seven Republicans questioning the constitutionality of drone strikes on U.S. citizens at home and abroad.

Manchester Community College in lockdown; no shots fired

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Manchester Community College in lockdown; no shots fired --Students were apparently instructed to walk out of their rooms with their hands up until making it outside. 06 Mar 2013 (CT) Manchester police have been dispatched to Manchester Community College following a report that a student was witnessed with a gun on campus. Speaking from the campus by telephone Wednesday afternoon, college President Gena Glickman said that students and faculty must remain sheltered on campus until police sweep the campus and clear all the buildings. "They are going from classroom to classroom," said Glickman, who was also on lockdown in a secure location. "We had a [emergency drill] practice a couple weeks ago. So this went pretty smooth."

Hours Away from Vote to End Profit Driven International Trade in Polar Bear Parts

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Hours Away from Vote to End Profit Driven International Trade in Polar Bear Parts 06 Mar 2013 The vote on a US proposal to end the international commercial trade in polar bear parts will take place tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand. The US proposal is before the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and is opposed by Canada, the only country where polar bears are found that still allows the killing of the animals to supply global demand for polar bear parts (skins, claws, teeth, skulls). The US delegation to CITES has been headed all week by USFWS Director, Dan Ashe, who has been rallying support for the US proposal. The proposal has gained Russian support, where polar bears are threatened by illegal killing to supply the international market, and the support of other countries around the globe. Nonetheless, securing protections for polar bears by banning their global trade won't be easy, as such a ban requires two-thirds support from all countries voting at CITES. [Sign petition to EU!]

Ask Prime Minister Cameron to Rally the European Union for Polar Bear Protection

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Ask Prime Minister Cameron to Rally the European Union for Polar Bear Protection 06 Mar 2013 The U.K. Environment Minister has just announced that his nation is supporting the U.S. proposal to ban the global trade in polar bear parts, which will be voted on at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in March 2013. But other key European nations are still on the fence about stronger polar bear protections -- and their votes will decide the outcome. Call on U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to lead the E.U. toward a Yes vote that will end the deadly trafficking in polar bears once and for all! (Petition)

Jury acquits Occupy protesters

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Jury acquits Occupy protesters 05 Mar 2013 A Common Pleas Court jury today acquitted 12 Occupy Philadelphia demonstrators arrested in a 2011 sit-in in a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Center City. The jury of 10 women and two men deliberated a total of about 13 hours since Friday before it returned, shortly before noon, to announce the verdicts: not guilty of conspiracy and defiant trespass against each of the 12 protesters. The 12 - one woman and 11 men - were arrested Nov. 18, 2011 when they staged a sit-in inside the Wells Fargo branch at 17th and Market Streets. The protesters said they wanted to call attention to what they called [and is] Wells Fargo's "racist predatory lending" policies that caused a disproportionately large number of home foreclosures in African American neighborhoods.

Pa. court: Reinstate health-care funding for the poor

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Pa. court: Reinstate health-care funding for the poor 06 Mar 2013 A state judge has ordered the Corbett administration to reinstate funding for programs that provided health insurance to tens of thousands of low-income Pennsylvanians. In his ruling Tuesday, Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini found that two statutes that stripped money from the adultBasic and Medicaid programs were unconstitutional because they diverted money from the federal tobacco settlement to finance items other than health care in the general budget. AdultBasic was created in 2002 to serve lower-income Pennsylvanians who fell into a gap.

At GOP outreach dinner, Obama picks up the tab

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Mega barf alert! Obusha begging and bribing the GOP to let him slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid so Exxon Mobil can keep its tax subsidies: At GOP outreach dinner, Obama picks up the tab 06 Mar 2013 As part of his effort to improve relations between the White House and Capitol Hill, President Obama dined with a small group of Republican senators this evening and, according to the White House, he paid for the dinner out of his own pocket. Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; John Hoeven, R-N.D.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Mike Johanns, R-Neb.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Richard Burr, R-N.C.; Dan Coats, R-Ind., Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; and Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; are among the senators who joined the president for dinner tonight. The group dined at the Jefferson Hotel a few blocks from the White House.

Investigating Hugo Chavez's death

March 7, 2013 by legitgov

Investigating Hugo Chávez's death --FOIA filed demanding information on possible assassination plans 05 Mar 2013 Within hours of the announcement of the death of President Hugo Chávez, civil rights groups in the United States filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demands with federal agencies seeking information and documents that "relate to or reference or discuss any information regarding or plans to poison or otherwise assassinate the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez." The records demands have been made to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and the Defense Intelligence Agency and have been filed by the civil rights legal organization, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, the anti-war group, ANSWER Coalition and Liberation Newspaper. The Venezuelan government is also calling for an investigation into the circumstances of President Chávez's illness, specifically whether he was poisoned or deliberately exposed to cancer causing elements, according to NBC News and other media outlets.

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