http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-interview-video The source behind the Guardian’s NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation • Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald in Hong Kong Source: Guardian US Length: 12min 35sec Sunday 9 June 2013
New NJ State Police Initiative as CONFIRMATION BY MY FATHER whom is retired from the NJ State Police… Starting July 28, New Jersey will launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. One million dollars will go to pay state troopers over-time. There will be 50 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the 9 main intersections and highways as follows: I-295 North and South, I-95 Jersey Turnpike North and South, I-80 East and West, I-287 North and South, I-78 East and West, I-195 East and West, I-280 [ Read More ]
Mix 106.1 is teaming up with American Express in an effort to support small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. With the summer approaching, we are encouraging communities to shop local and help waterfront businesses get ready for the busiest season of the year. Thanks to the generous support from American Express, Mix 106.1 is providing free on-air radio exposure and digital directory support to eligible small businesses in storm affected areas. If you are a small business owner, submit your business no later than June 15th, 2013 and we can help get the word out to your community that you’re [ Read More ]
By Christopher Baxter/The Star-Ledger Email the author | Follow on Twitter on May 29, 2013 at 6:15 AM, updated May 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM View full sizeSgt. 1st Class Frank Chiofalo claims in a new court filing the N.J. State Police plans to discipline him and prevent him from retiring in retaliation for filing a lawsuit earlier this year in which he made claims against a high-ranking superior.Tom Wright-Piersanti/The Star-Ledger TRENTON — In January, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Frank Chiofalo claimed in a lawsuit that his boss, Maj. Robert Cuomo, had falsified payroll to show he had worked [ Read More ]
President Barack Obama addressed the crowd today of over 2000 in Asbury Park. In a moving speech of hope, the crowd went wild as the president finished his speech with the following: LET’S HAVE SOME GOOD TIMES ON THE JERSEY SHORE THIS SUMMER, Next summer and the summer after that and all year long. America bring your family and friends, spend a little money on the Jersey Shore, you will find some of the friendliest folks on earth, some of the best beaches on earth, and you will see even after a tough couple of months this space is as [ Read More ]
Jersey Shore On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, President Obama will deliver remarks on the boardwalk at The Asbury Park Convention Hall. A security zone will be established from 3rd to 6th Avenues and east of Kingsley to the ocean. There will be no beach access between 3rd and 6th Avenues. The will be no parking on Memorial Drive and Fifth Avenue east of Memorial Drive. The entrance for ticket holders will be at 3rd & Ocean Avenues. Ticket holders will be admitted at 11:30 am.
Everyone enjoy your Memorial Day and remember our veterans… Cookouts and Parades are great, but don’t forget that the real reason we can spend our day as we choose is because brave men and women paid the ultimate price in defense of freedom. I am grateful beyond belief that I live in a free country. Thank you to those that gave all, remembering you and honoring the lives you gave so I can live mine freely.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are in the early stages of an antitrust probe into whether Google Inc, the top player in Web display advertising, breaks antitrust law in how it handles some advertising sales, a source told Reuters on Thursday. The source said that it was unlikely that the Federal Trade Commission had sent out civil investigative demands in relation to the probe, which would be the sign of a formal and more serious investigation. The new line of inquiry focuses on tools acquired when Google bought display ad company DoubleClick in 2007; other firms which specialize in helping [ Read More ]
For the first time in U.S. history, a sitting attorney general has been held in contempt of Congress. On Thursday, the GOP-led House of Representatives voted 255-67 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal. Over 100 Democrats, including the 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, walked out of the vote, saying the Republican leadership “has articulated no legislative purpose for pursuing this course of action.” “For these reasons, we cannot and will not participate in a vote to hold the attorney general in contempt,” the CBC said in a [ Read More ]
by Sarah Damian on May 23, 2013 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)All potential whistleblowers who play a role in food production should have adequate protections to safely report problems they spot on the job. That means even (if not especially) immigrant workers, who make up a significant portion of the workforce along the food supply chain but are the most vulnerable when it comes to blowing the whistle. Under the pending Senate immigration bill, Americans would rely increasingly on immigrant workers – specifically, temporary guest workers with H-2B visas – to carry out U.S. industry jobs, including food processing. But as previous cases [ Read More ]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the Obama presidential campaign, praised President Obama’s policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship. IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Lois G. Lerner, who has been described as “apolitical” in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, is married to tax attorney Michael R. Miles, a partner at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. The firm is based in Atlanta but has [ Read More ]
By Mark Di Ionno/Star-Ledger Columnist Follow on Twitter on May 22, 2013 at 6:30 AM, updated May 22, 2013 at 9:11 AM Foursquare Email Sea Bright man charged with defrauding FEMA of aid money Christie urges no retribution for Oklahoma senators who voted against Sandy aid bill Shore Roundup: Ledger Live on LBI, more than Sand & Snooki, Belmar boardwalk opens Ledger Live video: The Jersey Shore is open? The ocean is safe? We test the waters in Seaside Heights Away from the beach, Sandy damage still soaks inland lives WOODBRIDGE — The day the music died, the people at [ Read More ]
by Jack Davis on May 21, 2013 ( The Whistleblogger / 2013 ) Bloomberg: Sarbanes–Oxley Whistleblower Shield Gets High Court Review In a case that will determine the reach of Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protections, the Supreme Court has announced it will determine whether the contractors of publicly traded companies receive the same protections that regular employees do. The case arises from two whistleblower appeals; one from a private parent company and another from a subsidiary company that help run the Fidelity mutual fund family. Both whistleblowers (contractors, as is common in the mutual fund industry) claim that they were fired from their positions [ Read More ]
They call themselves Catholic Whistleblowers, a newly formed cadre of priests and nuns who say the Roman Catholic Church is still protecting sexual predators. Although they know they could face repercussions, they have banded together to push the new pope to clean house and the American bishops to enforce the zero-tolerance policies they adopted more than a decade ago. The group began organizing quietly nine months ago without the knowledge of their superiors or their peers, and plan to make their campaign public this week. Most in the steering group of 12 have blown the whistle on abusers in the [ Read More ]
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Tuesday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 91 people, 20 of them children, and flattening whatever was in its path, including a hospital and at least two schools. Much of the tornado damage appeared to be in the suburb of Moore, where rescue workers struggled to make their way through debris-clogged streets and around downed power lines to those who are feared trapped under mountains of rubble. The [ Read More ]