Daily Newsfeed


Federal Judge rules NSA program unconstitutional for collecting domestic phone records from Americans; Snowden writes open letter to Brazil to help probe NSA program; Gunman opens fire at Reno Hospital in Nevada; 20 yr old Harvard student is charged with campus bomb hoax; and Major League lacrosse picks up first female player. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Federal Judge rules NSA program unconstitutional

Snowden writes open letter to Brazil to help probe NSA; he mentions need for asylum

Gunman opens fire in Reno Hospital

Eldo Kim sent emails of bomb threats to skip his finals

Major League lacrosse picks Devon Wills to become 1st female lacrosse player

Daily Newsfeed


Daytime host Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC news after racial remarks to Sarah Palin; National Security Advisor Susan Rice accuses China and Russia of human rights abuse; JP Morgan Bank warns 465K users on data loss after cyber attack; Washington Post reports that the NSA has gathered nearly 5 billion cell phone data globally;and Norman Rockwell becomes America’s most expensive artist. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC

Susan Rice criticizes Human Rights Abuses in China and Russia

JP Morgan warns its users of data loss after cyber attack

Washington Post: NSA gathers data on cellphone locations globally

Norman Rockwell’s paintings sells for record smashing prices

Daily Newsfeed


US & UK made a secret deal to allow NSA collect personal data of Britons; The horrible beginnings of the NSA spy avalanche; Senators are planning to use defense bill to force NSA to disclose more of its surveillance program; Time Magazine shows President JFK’s most iconic moments; and A condom contest produces 812 ideas for improvement. All this and more, please follow the links below.

US, UK struck deal to allow NSA collect personal data of Britons

The beginning of the NSA spy avalanche

Senators pushing Defense bill to force NSA to disclose more

JFK Remembered after 50 yrs–his most iconic moments

Condom Contest produces 812 ideas for improvement

Daily Newsfeed


Syrian Opposition agrees to participate in Geneva peace talks; Super typhoon Haiyan leaves devastating damages in the Philippines; State Secretary John Kerry to brief Senators on Iran Nuclear Talks; Tech Pros hit Issa for taking chief editor of healthcare.gov site; and British Lawmakers will question the Guardian on Snowden Leaks from the NSA. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Syrian opposition agrees to peace talks at Geneva

Super typhoon Haiyan leaves devastating damages

John Kerry to brief Senators on Iran Nuclear Talks

Tech Pros hit Issa for taking away Parks from Healthcare.gov

British Lawmakers to question the Guardian on Snowden Leaks

 

Week In Review


Motivation Monday: Learn from 404 pages; Don’t Ignore Them

Talk Tuesdays: Mike Brady, Founder and Producer of Boston Income Opportunity Expo

Weekly Political Report: The Game of I,Spy [European Outrage of NSA spying]

ThrowBack Thursdays: Interview w/ Zydeco Legend Preston Frank

Saturday Book Read: Reflections of Woman’s Indiscretions, Chapter 1: Love

Weekly Spiritual Digest: The Golden Rule

Networking: Meet The Candidates (2 days left til Nov elections); John Ribeiro Jr.’s Editorial Against the Suffolk Downs Casino; Sharine Jones

Sports: 10 Tips of How to Tweet the World Series (effectively)

Uncategorized: #ForYouBoston

 WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK….

TWO MORE DAYS TILL THE NOV ELECTIONS. GO TO MY “MEET THE CANDIDATES” PAGE AND READ 6 OF THE 8 CANDIDATES (Michelle Wu, Jeff Ross, Michael Flaherty, Martin J Keogh, Annissa Essaibi George, & Jack Kelly) THAT ARE FIGHTING FOR THE 4 SEATS OF CITY COUNCIL AT LARGE

Daily Newsfeed, Motivation Mondays, Weekly Political Report or Tweet, ThrowBack Thursdays, Saturday Book Read, Weekly Spiritual Digest.

 

Daily Newsfeed


The Red Sox Win the World Series!; Paypal waives Transaction fees for promising startups; NSA chief denies tapping Google and Yahoo; European Spying Backlash threatens Billions in US trade; and Edward Snowden has found a job in Russia. All this and more, please follow the links below

The Red Sox are the World Series Champ!

PayPal waives transaction fees for promising startups

NSA chief denies tapping Google and Yahoo

European Spying Backlash threaten billions in US trade

Edward Snowden has found a job in Russia

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Happy Halloween!

Weekly Political Report: The Game of I, Spy


Every week I write a political issue that affects YOU and THE WORLD around you.

This week’s political report: [National Security] The Game of I, Spy

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On October 24th, outrage over the alleged U.S. monitoring of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cell phone spread across Europe like wild-fire. Not only did this complicate America’s interests across the Atlantic Ocean, but has left a permanent reminder that “someone is watching listening to you.” In this post-9/11 era where our enemies are secretly scheming terrorists plots behind close doors through different lines of communication (email, phone, etc.), it seems as though that the same lines of communication have now been implicated to World Leaders who have fought against terrorism since Day 1. From this we can suspect that joint anti-terrorism efforts [from Europe] will be uneasy and difficult.

Even though European Leaders took turns to castigate the U.S., at last week’s summit in Brussels, they still have not forgotten that their Trans-Atlantic interests are still aligned with the U.S., such as the key geopolitical issues in the civil war of Syria and Iran’s nuclear program. However, European Union officials have now questioned if they should continue their talks with the US on the trans-Atlantic free-trade agreement because of the fear that the US is listening in on their conversations: “Now how can we prepare for these meetings if they had been secretly listening in on us?” asked Martin Schulz, President the European Parliament.

The US and the President have both acknowledged that the recent activities from National Security Agency have damaged relations with Germany and other important allies, but they defend that the countries have benefited from some of the intelligence that NSA has gathered–and points out that some countries have actually spied on other countries including the U.S. One example is France.

Former head of the French Intelligence, Bernard Squarcini, made this statement to the Le Figaro Newspaper: “The French intelligence services know full well that all countries, whether they are allies in the fight against terrorism, spy on each other all the time.” Furthermore, Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in Washington last Thursday that the French were spying on her, when she served as United Nations ambassador. Furthermore, French officials were aware of a personal conversation that she had because of an “intercept.”

In lieu of these revelations, Germany, as well as Merkel, still have made it clear that spying among allies is inappropriate, and they want a “no-spy” agreement with the U.S. in which the two countries would promise not to snoop on each other.

So how does this affect you and the world around you?:

–Europe allies will be weary of conducting business with the U.S.. American businesses that wish to set up shop abroad, like American Internet Giants, will be under large scrutiny.

–A full review of the NSA at both the domestic (Congressional) and international level–revealing more revelations of NSA and other intelligence agencies abroad

–Joint ant-terrorism efforts between nations will be temporarily stalled

–Continuous international meetings to restore trust and mutual understanding in  intelligence cooperation.

DISCLAIMER: THIS REPORT IS CLEARLY PURE OPINION. FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT ME via “CONTACT PAGE”

My opinion bases on The Wall Street Journal’s article: “European Fury Over U.S. Spying Mounts” (Oct. 26, 2013)

ThrowBack Thursdays: Lydia Edwards, Director Of Legal Services for the Brazilian Immigrant Center


Every Thursday I will miscellaneously post an article that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This weeks ThrowBack Thursdays: Lydia Edwards, Director Of Legal Services for The Brazilian Immigrant Center.

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Not only do I have the absolute privilege to know Ms. Edwards, but the sheer pleasure to work side by side with her as grassroots organizers for the Obama campaign last year, in the 2012 presidential elections–campaigning in the freezing cold while knocking on doors in New Hampshire for the President. She is a remarkable woman and her legal intelligence is her first greatest asset, next to her beauty–she is a huge pioneer behind Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in Massachusetts, which is soon to be put forward in a legislative hearing in November 2013.

Thank you Lydia for the opportunity to interview you and share the good works that you have been doing for immigrant families and workers in Boston. Continue to fight the good fight! –Prince  

To read her story, click on the link below

Her Story and How She is Leading the Fight Against Social Injustice

If you also wish to contact her, go to www.braziliancenter.org and contact her via “Contact Us” or at legal@braziliancenter.org

Don’t Forget To Rate Prince As Very “GQ” at www.gq.com

John Ribeiro Jr.’s Fundraiser Block Party (City Council Candidate for District 1)


I had the pleasure of going to John’s Block Party, where he met with supporters and gave inspiring words of encouragement.

Thank you Lia and Charlie Cheffro for a great party and Thank you Julio for providing the music.

 

John Ribeiro Jr. City Council Candidate for District 1

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Daily Newsfeed


San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is taking two weeks off despite demands of resignation; Ariel Castro agrees to plea deals guilty of 977 charges of kidnapping, blames pornography; Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks at the National Urban League Conference in Philadelphia; US Dept. of Justice will not seek the death penalty against NSA leaker Edward Snowden; GOP Rep. Bachmann is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee; Christine Quinn slams opponent Anthony Weiner’s behavior as ‘reckless’; Polls shows that half of Americans still approve NSA program; and Violence deepens in Egypt, as Mursi is probed for murder. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Bob Filner seeks therapy, and won’t step down

Ariel Castro agrees to plea deal and blames pornography

Trayvon Martin’s mother (NULC): “Use my tragedy”

US to Russia: No death penalty for Edward Snowden

GOP Rep Michelle Bachmann investigated by House Ethics Committee

NY Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn: Weiner’s behavior is ‘reckless’

Polls: Half of Americans still approve NSA program

Violence deepens in Egypt, Mursi probed for murder

Sgt Ty Carter to receive Medal of Honor

Lincoln memorial Vandalized

Related articles

Daily Newsfeed


Massachusetts Special Senate Elections is Today!; Boston Bruins lose Stanley Cup in last seconds of game;Opening statements from Trayvon Martin’s Murder case; Immigration Bill passes the Senate; Supreme Court punts affirmative action case to lower courts; The White House says China made a “deliberate choice” to let Snowden leave Hong Kong; Edward Snowden admits to using his job to get access to NSA docs; and Star Wars creator George Lucas ties. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Massachusetts Special Senate Elections is Today!

Boston Bruins lose Stanley Cup in last seconds of game

Opening statements from Trayvon Martin’s Murder case

Immigration Bill passes the Senate

SCOTUS punts affirmative action case to lower courts

White House: China made a “deliberate choice” to let Snowden escape

Edward Snowden: Job “granted me access”

Star Wars Creator George Lucas ties the knot

Snowden is still nowhere to be found

Major Food Sponsor drops Paula Deen

 

Throwback Thursdays: Immigration Reform


Each Thursday I will miscellaneously post an article that I’ve written in the past or an interview that I did of an extraordinary and interesting individual.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: “Immigration Today or Immigration Tomorrow. Stay Tuned for the Next Episode”immigratin_s640x427

This is a previous article I’ve written to explain the paradox of why Immigration Reform in the US has not been signed into legislation yet. Click on the link below to read

Immigration Today? Or Immigration Tomorrow? Stay tuned for the next episode