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Snowden: An Interview with the Most Wanted Man in the World


By James Bamford

August 13, 2014

The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says. “Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you.”

ES is Edward Snowden, the most wanted man in the world. For almost nine months, I have been trying to set up an interview with him—traveling to Berlin, Rio de Janeiro twice, and New York multiple times to talk with the handful of his confidants who can arrange a meeting. Among other things, I want to answer a burning question: What drove Snowden to leak hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents, revelations that have laid bare the vast scope of the government’s domestic surveillance programs? In May I received an email from his lawyer, ACLU attorney Ben Wizner, confirming that Snowden would meet me in Moscow and let me hang out and chat with him for what turned out to be three solid days over several weeks. It is the most time that any journalist has been allowed to spend with him since he arrived in Russia in June 2013. But the finer details of the rendezvous remain shrouded in mystery. I landed in Moscow without knowing precisely where or when Snowden and I would actually meet. Now, at last, the details are set.

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Marlon Wayans: Robin Williams Suicide Likely from Antidepressant

"I don't think it's depression. I think it's chemical..."

Williams, who tragically took his own life Monday, had been battling depression as of late according to several close friends. Wayans, a longtime associate of Williams, is the first Hollywood actor to bring up the important connection between antidepressants and suicide. —Mikael Thalen, InfoWars

InfoWars story

Hilo Judge Rules Puna Election On for Tomorrow

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Expressing reservations about the wisdom of holding the election tomorrow, Hilo circuit court judge Greg Nakamura said today, "the court is not supposed to interfere with an ongoing election process, even if it is unconstitutional."

Colleen Hanabusa's campaign manager John Salsbury stated after the ruling, "We are extremely disappointed for the people of Puna, especially since Judge Nakamura said that holding this election tomorrow lacks 'common sense' and 'shows some insensitivity to the plight of people in Puna.'


Hilo Tribune-Herald

By John Burnett
Tribune-Herald staff writer

A judge today denied U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa’s request to delay a make-up election Friday in two Puna precincts where the polls were closed in Saturday’s primary election due to damage from Tropical Storm Iselle.

The ruling by Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura paves the way for the two-precinct election to be held at Keonepoko Elementary School in Hawaiian Beaches subdivision. Results of that election are expected to be announced Friday night.

Nakamura said if a poll was taken right now, it would indicate “some lack of common sense to hold the election tomorrow in light of the natural disaster caused by Iselle and people are trying to recover from the property damage caused by storm conditions, the lack of ability to freely move about, the lack of electrical power and difficulties in regard to obtaining food and water.”

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Hanabusa Asks Hawaii Court to Halt Tomorrow's Election in Puna

Mother & daughter

Pacific Business News

By Janis L. Magin
Managing Editor

U.S. Rep. and Senate candidate Colleen Hanabusa filed a request for a temporary restraining order in a Hilo court Wednesday, seeking to halt a primary election scheduled for Friday in two Big Island precincts that are still recovering from Tropical Storm Iselle.

The complaint filed in 3rd Circuit Court asks the court to stop Hawaii Chief Election Officer Scott Nago from holding the election, which could determine the winner of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Hanabusa trails incumbent U.S. Sen Brian Schatz in the race by 1,635 votes.

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Russian Journalist Captured by Kiev Government

33-year-old Russian photojournalist missing a week

Russia Today introduction: Thirty-three-year-old Russian photojournalist Andrey Stenin has been missing more than a week. He disappeared in eastern Ukraine while covering Kiev's military campaign. READ MORE

Published on YouTube Aug 13, 2014

You're the Wrong Race

unless Your Racial Group Consistently Underperforms

By Thomas Sowell

August 12, 2014

New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist.

The non-existent problem is the use of tests to determine who gets admitted to the city's three most outstanding public high schools — Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech. These admissions tests have been used for generations, and the students in these schools have had spectacular achievements for generations.

These achievements include many Westinghouse Science awards, Intel Science awards and — in later life — Pulitzer Prizes and multiple Nobel Prizes. Graduates of Bronx Science alone have gone on to win five Nobel Prizes in physics alone. There are Nobel Prize winners from Stuyvesant and Brooklyn Tech as well.

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Government Robs Elderly Woman of Her Cash at Airport

Doesn't plan to return it

Police State USA

Aug 11, 2014

DETROIT, MI — Federal agents seized thousands of dollars from a woman at an airport because she didn’t tell them how much she had. Now the government seeks to keep the cash seizure, without placing a criminal charge against the woman.

This was the situation for 78-year-old Victoria Faren of Clearwater, Florida. According to reports, she had recently retired and sold her house and planned to move to live with her daughter in the Philippines. The woman was then faced with the decision of how to move her money internationally.

She decided to take a dual-pronged approach. Some of the money she sent via wire transfer, and the rest she decided to transport herself when she flew over.

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Hanabusa and Schatz in Puna as Residents Struggle to Recover from Storm

Voting to take place at polls on Friday, could make a difference in U.S. Senate race

Honolulu Civil Beat

By Nick Grube

August 11, 2014

HILO, Hawaii — In storm-ravaged Puna, many residents have gone days without water and electricity in their homes.

Food in the refrigerators is rotting and medication that must be kept cool, such as insulin, is in danger of going bad.

Ice is in high demand. So are water, juice and other perishable goods that will help get residents by until the power is back on.

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Puna map

Malaysian Paper: Evidence Points to Ukraine as Culprit in MH17 Shoot Down

New Straits Times (Malaysia)

US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft

By Haris Hussain

August 7, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: INTELLIGENCE analysts in the United States had already concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by an air-to-air missile, and that the Ukrainian government had had something to do with it.

This corroborates an emerging theory postulated by local investigators that the Boeing 777-200 was crippled by an air-to-air missile and finished off with cannon fire from a fighter that had been shadowing it as it plummeted to earth.

In a damning report dated Aug 3, headlined “Flight 17 Shoot-Down Scenario Shifts”, Associated Press reporter Robert Parry said “some US intelligence sources had concluded that the rebels and Russia were likely not at fault and that it appears Ukrainian government forces were to blame”.

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How Jews Justify Gaza Slaughter

Brother Nathanael grew up in the U.S. as a Jew and converted to Christianity as a young man. He is now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and lives in Colorado.


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