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--Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) proposes bill called "Big Brother is Not Watching You Act of 2014" to enact all 46 recommendations from review panel
--in this interesting think piece, Peter Baker in NY Times recaps Obama's huge swing from privacy advocate to spying enabler, and reveals 2009 terrost threat that may have been pivotal
--sneaky clauses in massive budget bill may limit NSA phone records collection and "702" powers
--sneaky clause in massive budget bill blocks the shift of drone control from CIA to Pentagon
--drone-lover Sen. Dianne Feinstein tells about her close encounter with a drone, likely from the Code Pink Air Force
--prepare to be shocked, as your humble host offers rare praise to Feinstein for opposing new Iran sanctions bill
--Pope Francis fires Vatican Bank officials, as UN hearing on sex crimes against children gets underway
--different UN panel reports that attacks on Palestinians by Israeli settlers have quadrupled
--huge protests for third day in Bangkok, we close with Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok"