CEO Who Resisted NSA Spying Out Of Prison, Vindicated By Snowden Leaks

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In February of 2001, six months before 9/11, the NSA illegally sought (and received) the private data of the customers of phone companies all over the country in a warrantless search program.

One CEO, Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio, said “No!”

The NSA cancelled its contracts with the company and then in retaliation for his refusal to give in to intimidation filed an entirely bogus insider trading case against him.

Here’s the timeline:

1. Nacchio sells some of his Qwest stock
2. NSA failing in its extortion attempt, cancels Qwest contracts
3. Qwest stock price goes down
4. Government files insider trading charges against Nacchio

The judge in the insider trading case refused to have these simple facts entered into evidence and this decent, honorable man spent four and a half years in prison. – See more at: http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/the-surveillance-state/the-ceo-who-said-no-to-the-nsa.html#sthash.GE2FNFtk.dpuf

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Nature fights poison with carbon dioxide

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The scientific world is one step closer to understanding how nature uses carbon-capture to tame poisons, thanks to a recent discovery of cyanoformate by researchers at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada) and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). This simple ion — which is formed when cyanide bonds to carbon dioxide — is a by-product of the fruit-ripening process that has evaded detection for decades.

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The Odds Are Never In Our Favor

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How would you feel if you went to the store to buy something, and someone rushed ahead of you and purchased it first and then sold it to you at a higher price?  Well, in the financial world this happens millions upon millions of times.  In fact, this practice has become so popular that it has spawned an entire industry known as “high frequency trading”.

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HATE WEEK on the Climate Certainty Channel™

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What a week this has been. In preparation for the release of the IPCC Working Group II report, hate speech against climate skeptics seems to have turned into a week-long unreality show. The proprietors and cheerleaders of the Climate Certainty Channel™ seem to be ever more sure of impending doom caused by (take your pick) global warming – climate change – climate disruption. Here is a summary of the feature programs past week.

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