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Department of Homeland Security widens its reach

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While the world and the majority of privacy-conscious Americans are rightly concerned with the NSA’s far reaching surveillance, the Department of Homeland Security continues its stealthy encroachment into every aspect of our lives. For example, the DHS recently announced its new alliances with Western Union, the Department of Transportation and Amtrak. Additionally, the agency is proactively seeking partnerships with private businesses and organizations. In theory, these allegiances are supposed to combat human trafficking. In practice, this is merely a continuation of the government’s FinCEN methodology, wherein just about every financial transaction qualifies for a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR). This approach is no different from the NSA’s efforts to indiscriminately collect every available morsel of information – simply because it can. Click on the link to continue reading: http://www.examiner.com/article/department-of-homeland-security-widens-its-reach

Angelo Bertolotti launches Brittany Murphy Foundation

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November 10, 2013 – Beverly Hills, CA: To celebrate the life and career of the unforgettable actress Brittany Murphy, her father Angelo "AJ" Bertolotti created the Brittany Murphy Foundation. It will strive to provide underprivileged children with the opportunity to study and participate in creative arts, thereby enabling them to express themselves in a positive way. Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Bertolotti on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, GA. Since her childhood, Brittany believed she was destined to become a movie star. She began receiving accolades in regional theater at the early age of nine. At the age of thirteen, Brittany landed several national commercials. After moving to California, Brittany appeared in TV Series and caught her biggest break co-starring with Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless.” She continued to excel in other films, such as “Girl, Interrupted” with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, “Sin City,” “Uptown Girls,” “Just Married” and “8 Mile.” Brittan…