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President Bush Defends Obama's NSA Surveillance Program
Former President George W. Bush defended some of the cellphone data-gathering tactics used by the National Security Agency that have caused a public uproar, saying that America is still…

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Seats assigned to Mississippi are empty at the Democratic Convention on Aug. 24, 1964. Two competing delegations were assigned spectator status for the opening session when the credentials committee was unable to decide which delegation to accredit. AP hide caption

Seats assigned to Mississippi are empty at the Democratic Convention on Aug. 24, 1964. Two competing delegations were assigned spectator status for the opening session when the credentials committee was unable to decide which delegation to accredit.

Fifty years ago this week, Freedom Summer spilled into national party politics. Young volunteers spent the summer of 1964 in Mississippi, working to register African-American voters. But leaders of the movement also had a political strategy designed to chip away at the oppressive white power structure in the South, and it was put to the test at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

Five-foot-four Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta, caught the nation’s attention as she sat before the convention’s credentials committee seeking recognition for the newly formed and integrated Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

“I question America,” Hamer said as she challenged the state party’s all-white delegation.

“Is this America?” she asked. “The land of the free and the home of the brave where we have to sleep with our telephones off of the hook because our lives be threatened daily, because we want to live as decent human beings in America?”

The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party stormed Atlantic City, garnering the support of liberal delegations outside the South. The 68 delegates four white, the rest black wanted to be seated instead of the state party’s regular delegates, who they argued were wrongly elected in a segregated process.

The standoff was the outgrowth of what started as the Freedom Vote in 1963. Established civil rights groups helped stage a mock statewide election open to disenfranchised African-Americans in Mississippi.

“We wanted to show that black votes could make a difference,” says the Rev. Ed King, a white Methodist minister who was the new party’s candidate for lieutenant governor at the time. “We have to break the myth that black people are uninterested in politics.”

And no one made that case stronger than Hamer, a cotton plantation worker with a sixth-grade education from tiny Ruleville, Miss.

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IT MAY have been filmed in America but the movie Freedom has a large backing from Australia, including the distributor.

Rod Hopping, of the Sunshine Coast company Heritage Films, is behind the distribution of the independent film, which outperformed James Cameron’s independent film Deepsea Challenge 3D.

Freedom was in the Top 10 grossing films nationally this week.

“With 55 films currently in cinemas around the country this is something to celebrate and makes all the hard work from a small passionate team well worth it,” Mr Hopping said.

Mr Hopping said Freedom was the ideal film for the company to be involved with.

“Freedom was a perfect match for us,” he said.

“We’re involved in looking to release films that are inspirational, true stories, with content that can move the human spirit.

“That’s what we’re on the lookout for.”

He said the company was formed in 2004 on the Sunshine Coast.

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Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

A major challenge before new biotechnology start-up companies, especially ones in the biotech start-up dense realm of Boston-Cambridge, is gaining visibility that can lead to important strategic alliances and able investors. James Sherley, the Director of Bostons Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC (ASCTC), has made increasing the local and national visibility of his company an important priority since he started the company in September 2013.

In addition to a social media marketing campaign launched earlier in July of this year, Director Sherley has targeted research and development conferences both nationally and internationally to increase industry awareness of ASCTCs unique portfolio of intellectual property available for licensing and its current commercial development targets. The company is focused on producing two products to address two important needs in drug development and regenerative medicine, respectively, that it is uniquely positioned to address.

ASCTCs most advanced product is an assay that can detect, very early in the drug development pipeline, drug candidates that will ultimately fail because of their toxicity to tissue stem cells. ASCTC developed the new technology in partnership with AlphaSTAR, Corporation, located in Long Beach, California. Currently, such lurking drugs are not detected until after expensive animal testing, more expensive clinical trials, or worse, after marketing. Director Sherley refers to the second product as, A future of pounds and pounds of normal adult tissue stem cells. The company holds a patented technology for mass production of human tissue stem cells. The initial production target is human liver stem cells that can be used to make mature human liver cells for use in drug development and to support liver transplant patients. The company also holds patents for production of pancreatic stem cells and hair follicle stem cells.

The sponsor the 2014 Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Conference, in Boston, September 15-16, Terrapinn, Inc., invited ASCTC to attend as a VIP guest. Although ASCTC will not make a formal presentation at this conference, Director Sherley will participate in a roundtable discussion on the topic, Articulating value for up-and-coming regenerative medicine, stem cell and cell-based therapies.

Later in September (22-24), Director Sherley will present one of the selected Next Generation Presentations for new companies at BioPharm America 2014, also taking place in Boston. In addition to the public presentation, ASCTC will also participate in confidential partnering meetings with potential investors and strategic alliance partners arranged by conference organizers.

In October, Director Sherley will present to a primarily academic research audience a more detailed accounting of ASCTCs computer simulation technology for quantifying tissue stem cells in culture. This technology is the basis for the companys new assay for tissue stem cell toxicity. Director Sherley is particularly interested in the response from several experts in tissue stem cell growth dynamics who are invited speakers. The symposium, which will take place at Rhode Island Hospital, a medical affiliate of Brown University in Providence, has the goal of presenting emerging disruptive research in the area of Novel Stem Cells and Vesicles. Director Sherley is a member of the symposium organizing committee. ************************************************************************************************************* The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC (ASCTC) is a Massachusetts life sciences company established in September 2013. ASCTC Director and founder, James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D. is the foremost authority on the unique properties of adult stem cells. The companys patent portfolio contains biotechnologies that solve the two main technical problems production and quantification that have stood in the way of successful commercialization of human adult tissue stem cells for regenerative medicine and drug development. In addition, the portfolio includes novel technologies for isolating cancer stem cells and producing iPSCs. Currently, ASCTC is employing its technological advantages to pursue commercialization of mass-produced therapeutic human liver cells and facile assays that are early warning systems for drug candidates with catastrophic toxicity due to adverse effects against adult tissue stem cells.

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A girl killed a gun instructor as he was teaching her to shoot an Uzi at this Arizona outdoor shooting range.


Editor’s note: Jay Parini, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has just published “Jesus: The Human Face of God,” a biography of Jesus. Follow him on Twitter@JayParini. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN) — The gun outrages continue, the latest the shooting of a gun instructor in Arizona by a 9-year-old girl who was taken to the range by her parents so she could shoot an Uzi, an Israeli-made submachine gun.

The question that the whole world asks is this: Why was a 9-year-old girl allowed even to try to shoot a submachine gun?

Jay Parini

I have a further question: Why does anybody not on the front lines of the military in a war zone need to have access to a submachine gun?

It’s not as though we haven’t had plenty of evidence that this gun thing in America isn’t working. Since the ghastly massacre of elementary school children at Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012, by a deranged teenager, as of June there were at least 74 school shootings, on school grounds or in schools themselves. It’s commonplace in this country now: A deranged shooter appears, armed to the teeth, out of his mind. Everyone ducks or runs for cover. The shooter proceeds calmly through the building, taking out innocents.

What kind of country have we become? Was this what the Founding Fathers had in mind?

The NRA will scream: The Second Amendment! The Second Amendment! Please be aware that most of what you think you know about the history of this amendment is nonsense. Many good books and articles exist on the subject, all neatly summarized by Saul Cornell a couple of years ago. He wrote: “If the nation truly embraced the Second Amendment as it was originally written, it would be the NRA’s worst nightmare.”

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The New York Times Magazine recentlywondered at lengthif the long-prophecied Libertarian Moment had finally arrived. Why, just look at the prevailing attitudes in America: openness to same-sex marriage and liberalization of drug laws, aversion to long-term overseas military deployments (wars), and um Obama is unpopular so people hate government regulation now, maybe? Sure. Well, no. As we wrote, libertarianism as a package is going to be a hard sell to the public as long as it dismisses concerns over economic insecurity and insists upon dismantling the regulatory state and large social insurance programs. But hey, its great that libertarians and liberals have common ground on and are making headway in social and criminal justice policy.

Who would be the foot soldiers in this Libertarian Moment thats not really arriving? The usual, well-funded thinkers that have given the movement a disproportionately large voice within debates in Washington, D.C., for decades Reason magazine, the Cato Institute along with a few MTV VJs from the 90s. Also: Rand Paul! Rand Paul is the son of a libertarian and is sort of a libertarian himself and is going to be the next president, after all. And then America will finally be the sexy free-market rock n roll paradise of libertarians imagination. There is a plan, folks.

But any political movement is going to need more than just a few magazines and think tanks and a scion whose political future depends on the extent to which hes willing to water down his libertarianism. Meaning: Libertarianism needs a lot more libertarians. If libertarianism is going to be the wave of the future, a significant portion of the American populace should a) know what libertarianism is and then b) subscribe to it.

Right now that portion is 11 percent not nothing, but also 11 percent. Thats the figure according to Pew of Americans who both say they are libertarian and know the definition of the term.

Youd expect, then, that those who know what libertarianism is and call themselves libertarians would be broadly in favor of the whole ideological package: social liberalism, for lack of a better term, anti-police state, anti-interventionist, and hella anti-economic regulation and so forth small government, all around.

Thats not necessarily the case among those 11 percent, Pew finds. The 11 percent are, indeed, more likely than the public overall to say government aid to the poor does more harm than good by making people too dependent on government assistance, and somewhat more likely than the public overall to say government regulation of business does more harm than good.Theyre also more likely than the public overall to support legalizing marijuana.

But on cops and foreign policy? Self-identified libertarians-who-generally-know-what-libertarianism-is are a little more supportive than the public overall of letting police do whatever the hell they want and bombing everyone all the time (although the foreign policy question is spectacularly vague):

And they are about as likely as others to favor allowing the police to stop and search anyone who fits the general description of a crime suspect (42% of libertarians, 41% of the public).

Similarly, self-described libertarians do not differ a great deal from the public in opinions about foreign policy. Libertarianism is generally associated with a less activist foreign policy, yet a greater share of self-described libertarians (43%) than the public (35%) think it is best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs.

Pew ran another math-y thing to figure out which cluster, or political type, these self-identified libertarians are most closely aligned with. Youll never guess which cluster came out on top! It rhymes with Schmusiness Schmonservatives.

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History of the NSA Surveillance Program
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VOICES OF LIBERTY When You Wish Upon A Star Enhanced 5.1 Sound Epcot America
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would end the NSAs mass collection of Americans phone records. Unfortunately, it may not end the NSAs mass collection of Americans phone records.

The House voted 303 to 121 Thursday in favor of the USA Freedom Act, broad legislation aimed at reforming the NSAs surveillance powers exposed by Edward Snowden. The central provision of the bill, which now moves on to debate in the Senate, is intended to limit what the intelligence community calls bulk collectionthe indiscriminate vacuuming up of citizens phone and internet records. But privacy advocates and civil libertarians say last-minute changes to the legislation supported by the White House added ambiguous language that could essentially give the NSA a generous loophole through which it can continue its massive domestic data collection.

In the Houses final version of the bill, the NSA would be stripped of the power to collect all Americans phone records for metadata analysis, a practice revealed in the firstGuardian story about Snowdens leaks published last year. It instead would be required to limit its collection to specific terms. The problem is that those terms may not be nearly specific enough, and could still include massive lists of target phone numbers or entire ranges of IP addresses.

The core problem is that this only ends bulk collection in the sense the intelligence community uses that term, says Julian Sanchez, a researcher at the Cato Institute. As long as theres some kind of target, they dont call that bulk collection, even if youre still collecting millions of recordsIf they say give us the record of everyone who visited these thousand websites, thats not bulk collection, because they have a list of targets.

To any normal person, he adds, thats still pretty bulky.

Specifically, the House changed the definition of a search term from a term used to uniquely describe a person, entity, or account to a discrete term, such as a term specifically identifying a person, entity, account, address, or device. That shift, particularly the removal of the word unique and addition of such as, might be enough to enable nearly the same sort of mass surveillance the NSA now conducts, according to a statement from the New America Foundations Open Technology Institute.

Taken together, the Institute wrote, the changes to this definition may still allow for massive collection of millions of Americans private information based on very broad selection terms such as a zip code, an area code, the physical address of a particular email provider or financial institution, or the IP address of a web hosting service that hosts thousands of web sites.

Of course, how those specific terms are defined in practice will be decided by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which must approve NSA requests for data collection under the 214 and 215 provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. But after a year of revelations that have showed how the NSA uses word games to expand its legal powers, Kevin Bankston of the the Open Technology Institute says the court cant be fully trusted to interpret the law strictly. The danger is that its ambiguous, and if the FISA court and the NSA has showed us anything, its that any ambiguity in these laws is dangerous, Bankston says.

In fact, the watered-down version of the Freedom Act passed by the House also weakens early provisions that would have provided more resistance against the NSA in its FISA arguments, Sanchez says. The earlier version of the bill would have established a public advocate to argue against the NSA in FISA proceedings; the current bill has only a weaker amicus option, something closer to an outside adviser to the court.

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House passes NSA 'reforming' USA Freedom Act
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May 23, 2014 – Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) New York Liberty NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2014 – The New York Liberty and the Garden of Dreams Foundation will honor children and families from veterans service organization Wounded Warrior Project during a special halftime ceremony on Hoops for Troops Night recognizing servicemen and women on Tuesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. Wounded Warrior Project is a partner organization of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which works with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.

Liberty legend Kym Hampton will join the families at center court where each armed forces member will receive a commemorative “Challenge Coin” branded with Garden of Dreams, Knicks and Liberty logos. The children of each family will receive a Liberty jersey.

The Liberty invited members of various military organizations throughout the tri-state area to attend Tuesday’s game, including Services for the Underserved Inc., Veterans Association of America, Inc., The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, United War Veterans Council, Veteran Ticket Foundation, Samaritan Village, National Military Family Association and New Era Veterans Inc. Over 500 servicemen and women, and their families are scheduled to be in attendance.

The Liberty initiative is part of the WNBA’s larger Hoops for Troops program that honors military members this Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Hoops for Troops will take center stage for the Liberty at Madison Square Garden when New York faces the Minnesota Lynx on July 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the first game of a doubleheader aired on ESPN2. The court will be adorned with WNBA Hoops for Troops logos while the Liberty and the Lynx will both be donning special shooting shirts and red, white and blue sneakers from Nike for the event.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation works with The Madison Square Garden Company to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. Through ongoing programs that use the magic of MSG – including the Rangers, the Knicks, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment and MSG Networks – the Foundation develops strong, long-term relationships that truly change lives. Since its inception in September 2006, Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 250,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care.

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Letter: Wag a finger

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Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 17:46 PM.

I too must wag a finger at Mr. Krauss, for stating that Regis Houllions anti-gay language was inflammatory and disrespectful. He was only exercising his First Amendment right to express his bigotry and favorable views of inequality. Was Clippers owner Don Sterling merely exercising his First Amendment right with his views on inequality? Was rancher Clive Bundy merely exercising his First Amendment right with his racists views and bigotry? And cant the Grand Dragon of the KKK spew his hatred of blacks via the First Amendment? The answer to all the above is yes.

So to you Mr. Krauss, I say shame on you. This is America dagnabbit, not Russia or North Korea. We are free to say any hateful, disrespectful, bigoted, racist or inflammatory words we wish.

On a side note … never yell fire in a crowded theater or yell hi to your friend Jack, on a crowded airplane. Never ever!

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MODESTO, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Liberty Creek Wines has joined forces with Operation Homefront in honoring America's heroes to award five mortgage-free, move-in ready homes to military families. Beginning in May and continuing through November 31, consumers can text the word LIBERTY to 313131, and Liberty Creek will donate $5 for every verified text message, up to $48,000. "All of …

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May 222014

Condoleeze Rice, Robert Bigeneau and Christine Lagarde all withdrew from giving the commencement speech at three highly regarded universities. Student protests led to their decision not to appear on campus. These are three highly respected people who have given their views across America and the world.

What a setback to have free speech universities cave in to a few protesters that didn’t approve of something these speakers said or did in the past. Free speech created a civil rights revolution, it ended the Vietnam War and it is the one thing more than any other factor that determines real democracy. God help us if we only want views that preserve the status quo.

A democracy encourages diverse views and a genuine exchange of ideas. These speakers who felt they had to withdraw so the protests did not distract from the honoring of students are truly acting at a high ethical level, but how embarrassing to the university and all Americans who value speech that opposes their thinking.

The best way to stop creative change and encourage conformity is to limit new ideas and limit free speech zones. We have enough problems with surveillance in this country without adding to the problem by driving away smart, accomplished people from free expression of thought. What a step backwards. Keep in mind, there was a time when many universities did not want Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at their institutions of higher learning. Enough said.

Darrel Collins,

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