The government is forcing journalists to act like criminals. Something is really wrong.
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Think about how many news stories we’ve heard about only because there was a leak to the press. This is scary.
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The NSA spying program is super weird and creepy. But so much of what we hear about it is about how it affects us as individuals. But what if you’re a journalist?
Jonathan Landay changed everything we knew about the U.S. drone program.

In 2013, he broke a huge story about the program based on info from a confidential source.

Prior to Landay’s reporting, the government had said publicly that it was only using the drone program to kill al-Qaeda’s highest ranking leaders. But in documents he acquired from a government source, it was clear the program’s use was much more widespread than had been disclosed and that drone operators could not be sure who was actually killed in a given operation.
His 3,000-word report launched hundreds of articles, blogs, and news reports about how the CIA was lying to us about the drone program.
His outlet, McClatchyDC, didn’t produce U.S. intelligence reports out of thin air. Someone had knowledge and access to these documents, and that person recognized the American people deserved to know their government was lying to them.
But government employees know that the NSA can track what they do and who they talk to.

It scares the crap out of them. They don’t want lose their jobs or go to jail.

How are we supposed to know what our government is really doing if government employees are too afraid to give journalists the truth?
Think of all the incredibly important stories that have come out in just the last 10 years that relied on confidential sources. If the spying program makes journalists use “mafia-like” or “drug-dealer-like” methods just to do their jobs, isn’t that something to be concerned about?
What will the government get away with because they’re able to intimidate the press?

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Video by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. Drone image adapted from KAZ Vorpal and used under a Creative Commons license.
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The author of this article implies that because amino acid glutamate is found naturally in food, there is no problem sprinkling it on everything. That’s like saying trace amount of mercury is found naturally in fish – so go ahead and sprinkle some mercury on your salad! Its natural!

There is no mention of long term effect studies either. Research independent studies on MSG and multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s, stroke and not tell me that FDA said it was ok – so it must be, right? The FDA doesn’t care how something will affect a human body after 20-30 years of excessive consumption (McDonnalds/KFC diet). As long it doesn’t kill you on the spot they’re ok with it. BTW, the FDA is a rotating door between the industries they regulate and their track record is terrible. Read this Wall Street Journal story on FDA and their deadly track record:…

There’s also no mention the reason WHY Asian cuisines have been using MSG for many years without the adverse effects we see in the western world. Its because they mix tons of fresh vegetables/fish rich in antioxidants that neutralize the MSG. There are no antioxidants in McDonalds, KFC, Cheetos…Stupid.


Fast interstellar travel IS theoretically possible — *not* by traveling through space faster than light, which would violate special relativity, but instead by bending space/time around the vehicle. We don’t have the technology, but it is being worked on:

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive

Research the Philadelphia experiment. It’s not about traveling from point A to point B, it’s inter-dimensional travel… Clearly the aliens have figured this out. Tesla was on the verge of getting it figured out but then he was killed… It’s not about using a rocket ship to get to the nearest planets, they probably use warp drive where it compresses spacetime in front of the craft, there by achieving “faster than speed of light” travel without actually breaking the laws of relativity. That is one way, another way is just slipping behind the 3rd dimension into hyperspace and appearing wherever they want without any restriction to currently known laws of psychics.