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25 February 2013
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'Coming up next: How Facebook Sandy Hook tribute pages are hurting surviving families' posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 25 Feb 2013 A promo aired on FOX CT news Monday afternoon, which stated the following. "Coming up next: How Facebook Sandy Hook tribute pages are hurting surviving families." The promo introduced this topic. The report stated, "Facebook is taking them down, to comply with officials' requests." Included in the FOX CT news report was this observation. "Officials said they would keep tabs on the social media giant." In an interview, Connecticut Democratic Rep. (5th) Elizabeth Esty stated, "I called the FBI right away...I learned that these pages don't violate existing laws."

Facebook agrees to remove some Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting pages --Sen. Blumenthal: Facebook officials said they would begin removing the pages immediately. 25 Feb 2013 U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Facebook has agreed to remove some so-called tribute pages related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns they're being used to exploit the tragedy. Blumenthal and fellow Connecticut Democrats U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty had complained to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in a letter Monday morning. [Also, see CLG's Sandy Hook Shooting 'Oddities' page, which will not be taken down.]

Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty to Zuckerberg: Yank Newtown Pages on Facebook 25 Feb 2013 Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th) today in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the increasing number of Newtown tribute pages. They say the Facebook sites have become a source of harassment for the surviving families. In particular they point to pages dedicated to Victoria Soto and Kaitlin Roig.

CLG founder Dr. Michael Rectenwald interview with Kevin Barrett 22 Feb 2013 by Kevin Barrett 4:00 p.m. ET Friday, 22 Feb 2013, American Freedom Radio (archived here) Dr. Michael Rectenwald teaches the history and philosophy of science, among other topics, at New York University. The founder of Citizens for Legitimate Government, America's best on-line news-agglomeration service, Dr. Rectenwald is also an author of short fiction. His new book is called The Thief and Other Stories. We'll discuss the various conspiracies unmasked by CLG, including 9/11 and Sandy Hook, as well as issues raised by his fiction.

'US-trained' Afghan forces 'are just like criminals' --Murder, sexual abuse, drugs and extortion revealed in Panorama investigation 24 Feb 2013 Shocking revelations of murder, sexual abuse of young boys, unarmed civilians being shot at, police officers high on drugs, and routine kidnaps and extortion are exposing the true state of Afghanistan's security forces in Helmand province. The despair of the US marines advising Afghan forces is laid bare in scenes being broadcast on BBC1's Panorama tomorrow evening. It reveals how three boys were shot dead escaping from police commanders who were sexually abusing them. Major Bill Steuber meets the deputy police chief, who claims the children want to stay at the bases and "give their bodies at night". Eventually he agrees to take action, but the operation to rescue the other "chai boys" used as sex slaves does not happen. Afghan forces are seen under the influence of drugs, indiscriminately firing into the air without regard for civilians, and US soldiers discover four men kidnapped by police and used to barter with the Taliban. [See: U.S. should hit 'pause' button on billions more in Afghan aid: watchdog --U.S. 'reconstruction' aid to Afghanistan approaching $100 billion 13 Feb 2013 The U.S. government should reconsider whether to spend more on reconstruction aid in Afghanistan, the U.S. watchdog that monitors the funds said on Wednesday, citing Afghanistan's persistent corruption and inability to manage projects as U.S. troops withdraw. John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction, said $20 billion in U.S. assistance for Afghanistan had been appropriated but not yet spent. Nearly $10 billion more in aid may soon be approved by Congress. See: NATO mulls funding Afghan troops through 2018 22 Feb 2013 NATO has said it is strongly considering a proposal to extend funding for a security force of Afghan troops through 2018... Currently, it costs about $6.5 billion to fund an Afghan force of 352,000, and the US is providing about $5.7 billion of that.]

NATO mulls funding Afghan troops through 2018 22 Feb 2013 NATO has said it is strongly considering a proposal to extend funding for a security force of Afghan troops through 2018. NATO is considering plans to continue supporting about 350,000 Afghan troops in the country until 2018, its Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday. The move could increase the costs to the US and allies by more than $2 billion (roughly 1.5 billion euros) a year. Last May, NATO agreed to endorse an Afghan force of about 230,000, for about $4.1 billion a year after 2014. Currently, it costs about $6.5 billion to fund an Afghan force of 352,000, and the US is providing about $5.7 billion of that.

Iran calls Oscar for 'Argo,' awarded by Michelle Obama, an ad for CIA 25 Feb 2013 Iran has dismissed the awarding of an Oscar to the film "Argo" as an "advertisement for the CIA" and a Zionist plot to misrepresent an event arising from the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Washington Post quoted Fars News as writing: "In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the First Lady announced the winner for Best Picture for the anti-Iran Film 'Argo,' which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros."

Supreme Court Rejects Case Challenging Corporate Political Donations 25 Feb 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case challenging state and federal laws prohibiting corporations from making direct contributions to political candidates, possibly indicating how it will rule in a similar case involving limits on individuals. The high court this morning denied certiorari for Danielczick vs. U.S., apparently agreeing with the Obama administration [!] that there was no reason to review an appeals-court decision allowing the criminal prosecution of a man accused of funneling more than $100,000 to political candidates through corporations he controlled. The court's refusal could foreshadow how it will rule in another case challenging limits on how much money individuals can contribute to candidates.

'Suspicious Powder' Found in Letter to Conn. Governor, Second Scare in Week 25 Feb 2013 A suspicious powder was found in a letter sent to Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) at the State Capitol on Monday and state police, Capitol Police and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded. The call came in around 2:30 p.m., according to state police. The letter was sent to the constituent services office and someone opening the mail discovered the green, granular powder, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Malloy's office. It is the second letter addressed to the governor containing a powdery substance in a week.

Canadian terrorists killing polar bears 25 Feb 2013 The Labrador polar bear hunt is underway, and Hopedale resident Kevin Flowers claimed the first animal. Flowers was approximately 15 miles outside of town on the sea ice when he shot the polar bear, which measured 10 feet 8 inches in length and 10 feet 3 inches wide. Every year the Nunatsiavut Government gets a dozen polar bear licenses, which it can distribute to its beneficiaries. "When I knocked it down with the first shot, it started growling," recalls Flowers. [Too bad the polar bear couldn't *shoot first.*]

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