A newly released court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) found that the National Security Agency, under former President Obama, routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall.  In describing the violations, the FISA court said the illegal searches conducted by the NSA under Obama were “widespread” and created a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue.” These new discoveries come from a recently unsealed FISA court document dated April 26, 2017 and center around a hearing dated October 26, 2017, justRead More →

“Adam Smith: “In every country it always is and must be the interest of the great body of the people to buy whatever they want of those who sell it cheapest.”   So saving a penny by purchasing a cheaper imported product and causing your neighbor to become unemployed necessitating you to either subsidize his existence at a cost greater than your savings or watch him starve to death reducing your ability to protect your nation is in your own best interest?   Let’s assume a very expensive complicated product with many inputs of labor. A jumbo jet, a fighter jet, or a locomotive engine.Read More →

Authored by Cyril Widdershoven via OilPrice.com, Political instability in Saudi Arabia is growing as King Salman bin Abdulaziz begins to overhaul the Saudi government, putting a long list of family members into positions of influence while increasing the power of his son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. These actions have the potential to lead to a direct conflict with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The expected internal power collision, predicted by many analysts, finally seems to be heating up. The real surprise, however, is that it is taking place while King Salman is still alive rather than during the succession period. King Salman’s royalRead More →