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Here Are the Most Overpaid Charity CEOs in America

Charity Navigator, the website of choice for determining which charities operate most effectively, has released its annual study of CEO pay at charity groups. Only 11 charities in America pay their leaders over $1 million. Here they are. We should note that Charity Navigator is hardly some witch-hunting band of socialists; in fact, the group says in its report, “we …

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TRULY HORRIFIC New NSA Reveal In Today’s Washington Post

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/world/the-nsas-overcollection-problem/517/ The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world according to senior intelligence officials and top-secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Read the documents The NSA’s problem? Too much data. The National Security Agency’s Special Source Operations branch manages “partnerships” in which U.S. and foreign telecommunications …

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The U.S. Has the Best Health Care System in the World—for Drug Companies

Just in case you weren’t sure, yes, the United States’ market approach to health care is a cash spigot—and a bit of a fraud, given how much pharmaceutical firms have gamed the system. And your wallets are the wellspring for all that cash. Back-to-back stories in The New York Times dive into just two areas of excess: sweetheart deals between …

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How Syria Unlocked America’s Dark Closet

Syria’s Trove of Secrets “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” –– Sir Walter Scott — by  Gordon Duff,  Senior  Editor (Editor’s note:  Something in this article really upset folks.) — Sir Walter Scott – who had a look about him As the chances of American “boots on the ground” in Syria disappear, burying …

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Sen. Ron Wyden Warns of Fake Surveillance Reform and the Economic Harm of US Mass Spying

US Sen. Ron Wyden, in a Guardian article he wrote based on his speech at a Cato Institute event this week, reinforces RPI’s warnings that efforts to reform the US government mass spying program “provide an excellent opportunity to make bad legislation worse” and that the spying “threatens American companies’ business prospects in the international marketplace.” Wyden first warns that …

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Cop in Tank: Freeze, Drop that Steak!

In the continuing rise of SWAT, police in Napoleon Dynamite’s hometown now have a tank. William N. Grigg, in his latest article at Pro Libertate, explores the small Idaho town’s acquisition of the military armored vehicle at no cost and the ominous US government program that is helping militarize police departments all over the country. Grigg writes: Preston, Idaho is …

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Edward Snowden says NSA surveillance programmes ‘hurt our country’

Associated Press in Moscow The National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has said that the mass surveillance programmes used by the US to tap into phone and internet connections around the world are making people less safe. In short video clips posted by the WikiLeaks website on Friday, Snowden said that the NSA‘s mass surveillance, which he disclosed before fleeing …

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This Is What Has The United States Truly Terrified

As the chaos in Washington and global markets continues, today KWN wanted to publish a portion of a powerful piece that was written by a 60-year market veteran.  This piece was written earlier this year and it discussed what has US central planners truly terrified.  What is fascinating is how timely the piece is today. Richard Russell:  “Bear market?  Sure, …