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Wednesday March 18th, 2015
US Sets New Record For Denying, Censoring Government Files posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially
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Obama to ‘Young People’: Pot Shouldn’t be a Priority posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (McClatchy)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Young people should be focused on climate change and jobs -- not the legalization of marijuana, President Barack Obama says.

In an interview posted Monday, Obama sounds a little exasperated when VICE founder Shane Smith told him that the No. 1 question viewers had for the president was whether or not he’d back legalization and that it would mean “the biggest party” of his tenure if he did so. (It was the last question of the interview, however.)

“First of all, it s
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Tuesday March 17th, 2015



White House Celebrates National Freedom Of Information Day By Making Office Of The Administration Completely UnFOIA-able posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
March 16th is National Freedom of Information Day (and the beginning of Sunshine Week). The Most Transparent Administration™ celebrated it in the style to which is has become accustomed.
The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of... (more)


Saturday March 14th, 2015

FAA Backpedals After Sending Letter Ordering Man to Remove Drone Footage From YouTube posted 03/14/2015, 6:40 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
After an aviation safety inspector in the FAA’s Tampa office sent a legal notice to a man regarding his “use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (aka drone) for commercial purposes” earlier this week for posting drone footage to YouTube , the FAA made a statement to Vice’s Jason Koebler that it would investigate itself.... (more)


Friday March 13th, 2015

Lindsey Graham: As President I Would Deploy The Military Against Congress posted 03/13/2015, 8:51 AM (Vox)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Republican senator and presidential maybe-hopeful Lindsey Graham stopped by the "politics and pies" forum in Concord, New Hampshire, today, where he announced that if he is elected president in 2016, his first act will be to deploy the military in Washington to force Congress to reverse cuts to the defense and intelligence budgets.

Yes, you heard that right.
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Thursday March 12th, 2015



Americans Say Number One Problem In The Country Is Government posted 03/12/2015, 4:51 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Government is the “most important” problem facing the country, according to the majority of Americans.

The declaration was made by 18 percent of respondents in a Gallup survey. Americans were asked “what do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?”

Seven percent more people said Government was the biggest problem than the second placed problem of the economy. Unemployment was third placed, with illegal immigration and healthcare joint four
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CFR: Support Al Qaeda to Defeat ISIS posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Council on Foreign Relations, a Washington DC think tank with large influence over U.S. foreign policy, is once again calling on the Obama administration to support Al Qaeda terrorists under the guise of defeating the Islamic State. In an article entitled, Accepting Al Qaeda: The Enemy of the United States’ Enemy, Foreign Affairs writer Barak Mendelsohn argues that the United State... (more)


Tuesday March 10th, 2015

"Sorry, Our Bad," ATF Says Publishing Error was Behind Ammo Ban Fear posted 03/10/2015, 8:06 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Washington, D.C. -- Last month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) published a new framework, and regulation guide, for selecting which ammunition is "primarily intended for sporting purposes" and thus able to be exempted from the federal ban on armor-piercing ammunition.... (more)


California Court of Appeal Blocks Red Light Camera Lawsuit posted 03/10/2015, 6:36 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
California motorists may not sue cities for violating their constitutional rights with red light cameras, according to a ruling last week by the state Court of Appeal. A three-judge panel threw out a class action lawsuit claiming that the photo ticketing system undermined the confrontation, due process and equal protection clauses of the US Constitution.... (more)


Clinton Foundation Pushes "Wage Gap" Myth While Paying Female Execs 37% Less Than Men posted 03/10/2015, 6:36 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
While the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation is promoting the myth of the “wage gap” in the United States, the Clinton’s own foundation pays its senior male executives 37 per cent more than their female counterparts.... (more)


Monday March 9th, 2015



Lindsey Graham Reveals He's Never Sent An Email posted 03/09/2015, 7:31 AM (Fox News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is considering a 2016 White House run but apparently won’t have to worry about his bid getting sidetracked with an email controversy like Hillary Clinton’s has.

Graham, a Republican, acknowledged Sunday that he has never sent an email, either on his congressional or a private account.

“I don't email,” Graham said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “You can have every email I have ever sent. I've never sent one.”
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Saturday March 7th, 2015

Ferguson Judge Behind Aggressive Fines Policy Owes $170,000 In Unpaid Taxes posted 03/07/2015, 5:18 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes.

Ronald J Brockmeyer, whose court allegedly jailed impoverished defendants unable to pay fines of a few hundred dollars, has a string of outstanding debts to the US government dating back to 2007, according to tax filings obtained by the Guardian from authorit
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The State Just Got in the Drug Dealing Business, First Ever Govt-Owned Pot Shop to Open Saturday posted 03/07/2015, 5:16 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
North Bonneville, WA — If ever there was a litmus test for the inconsistencies within the state, it can be seen now in Washington state.

This Saturday, in a small Washington town, the government will become drug dealers when the city of North Bonneville opens the doors to the first ever government owned pot shop.
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Thursday March 5th, 2015

Netflix CFO 'Pleased' With FCC Title II Ruling, Although Its Preference Would Have Been No Broadband Regulation posted 03/05/2015, 9:09 PM (Variety)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Netflix CFO David Wells, in comments at an industry conference, said the company would have preferred that broadband Internet service not be regulated by the U.S. government as a telecommunications utility — but that after some Internet service providers required payment to deliver video traffic, he was happy with the FCC’s recent “Open Internet” ruling.... (more)


Body-Camera Maker Has Financial Ties To Police Chiefs posted 03/05/2015, 7:29 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

A review of records and interviews by The Associated Press show Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who speak at promotional conferences. It is also hiring recently retired chiefs as consu
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Wednesday March 4th, 2015

Separate And Unequal: Gen. Petraeus Facing Mild Wrist Slap For Leaking Eight Books Full Of Classified Info To His Mistress posted 03/04/2015, 8:39 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The administration still wants to punish whistleblowers and leakers, but only if it can do it with logic borrowed from Animal Farm. When it comes to prosecution, some leakers are more equal than others.

John Kiriakou -- who exposed a single CIA operative's name while exposing its waterboarding tac
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Mayor Bans Questioning After Being Called A Jerk posted 03/04/2015, 8:34 PM (Philly.com)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The heated exchange between a proud mayor with a football career and an elderly resident who wanted to question town policies sorely needed a referee that bitter December night.... (more)


Friday February 27th, 2015

'No You're Not!' Former NSA Chief Heckled for Calling Himself a ‘Libertarian’ at CPAC posted 02/27/2015, 3:52 PM (Mediaite)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
During remarks at today’s 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, former NSA chief Gen. Michael Hayden had the audacity to claim he is a “libertarian,” prompting boos and jeers from the audience.... (more)


Thursday February 26th, 2015

Study After Study Shows The DHS Has An Intense Morale Problem That Can Apparently Only Be Solved By Study After Study posted 02/26/2015, 1:06 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Guess which national agency's feelings hurt the most?
The 2014 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government Survey, published by Stier’s group, ranked DHS dead last among large agencies.

[...]

Many DHS employees have said in the annu
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Wednesday February 25th, 2015

Feds Threaten D.C. Officials with Prison If they Go Through with Pot Legalization on Thursday posted 02/25/2015, 4:43 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Washington, D.C. -- In a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, two Republican congressmen Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the appropriations subcommittee that handles D.C.'s budget, ominously warned not to move forward with legalization in the District, claiming that to do so would be a violation of federal law.

D.C. officials and federal lawmakers have sparred over whether Ini
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Monday February 23rd, 2015

CBS Staffers Refute Bill O'Reilly's 'War Zone' Story posted 02/23/2015, 1:56 PM (CNN)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Bill O'Reilly's account of a 1982 riot in Argentina is being sharply contradicted by seven other journalists who were his colleagues and were also there at the time.

The people all challenge O'Reilly's depiction of Buenos Aires as a "war zone" and a "combat situation." They also doubt his description of a CBS cameraman being injured in the chaos.

"Nobody remembers this happening," said Manny Alvarez, who was a cameraman for CBS News in Buenos Aires.
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Thursday February 19th, 2015

8 Goofs in Jonathan Gruber's Health Care Reform Book posted 02/19/2015, 1:15 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In one of life’s bitter ironies, I recently found a book by Jonathan Gruber in the bin of a bookstore’s going-out-of-business sale. It’s called Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works. Interestingly, the book is a comic, which made it a quick read. It’s just the sort of thing that omniscient academics write to persuade ordinary people that their big plans are worth pursui... (more)


'American Sniper': Chris Kyle's Widow at Center of Quiet Furor Over Profits posted 02/19/2015, 1:15 PM (The Hollywood Reporter)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
"...with more than $6 million banked from the American Sniper franchise (boosted by the sale of more than 2 million books) and millions more on the way as the Warner Bros. film nears $400 million worldwide, a quiet dispute festers over who is entitled to that windfall. At the center of the discord is Kyle’s widow, Taya, 40, who is alleged to have ignored her late husband’s wishes and withheld money from the bereaved families he publicly had promised to support."... (more)


Pentagon Actually Spent $41.6 Million on Viagra Last Year, Not $500K posted 02/19/2015, 1:12 PM (Five by Five)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Remember this recent story about the Pentagon’s Viagra budget of more than $500,000 last year? The Military Times threw some shade on it with its own reporting, which put the tally at $41.6 million, and $84.2 million on erectile dysfunction drugs overall.... (more)


Netanyahu Humiliated After He Tries To Play Down Wealth With Video Recorded In His Decrepit Home... Which Is Revealed To Be His Servants' Quarters posted 02/19/2015, 1:11 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been left red-faced after a video shot by a celebrity home designer depicting his modest lifestyle was revealed to be recorded in his servants' quarters.

The 15-minute film by Moshik Galamin showed Mr Netanyahu's wife Sara guiding the viewer around the couple's home, where run down parts of the property such as creaking doors and frayed carpets, are detailed.

But it has now emerged Galamin was not granted access to the c
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Monday February 16th, 2015

U.S. Drops to 49th Place in World Press Freedom Index... Worst in 9 Years posted 02/16/2015, 3:14 PM (AllGov)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
For a country known for its constitutional guarantee of a free press, the United States finds itself ranked behind 48 other nations when it comes to supporting the work of independent news media.

The latest World Press Freedom Index shows the U.S. ranked 49th in the world, according to Reporters without Borders, which created the index. It hasn’t been this low since 2006, when it dropped to 53rd. The U.S. ranking is usually between the twenties and forties on the index.
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Wednesday February 11th, 2015

Obama Seeks Broad Powers to Wage Geographically Limitless War On ISIS posted 02/11/2015, 7:41 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
President Barack Obama is seeking broad congressional authorization for the U.S.-led war on ISIS that would allow for further deployments of ground troops, years of intervention, and geographically limitless military operations, according to media reports on Tuesday.

The war has already been waged for six months without a congressional vote or meaningful debate. While Obama has previously claimed that such authorization is not required, he appeared to diverge from this lin
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Michael Bloomberg Suggests Disarming Minorities to 'Keep them Alive' posted 02/11/2015, 7:41 AM (Washington Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive.

While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported.

Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Time
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Elizabeth Warren Opposes "Congressional Meddling" 'Audit The Fed' Bill posted 02/11/2015, 7:40 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
It would appear the powers that be are getting nervous. Yesterday, Fed Governor Jerome Powell (and Fisher and Plosser) stepped up the central bank’s push against what he termed congressional efforts to extend political influence over monetary policy, calling them "misguided" and "in violent conflict with the facts." Today we have Senator Elizabeth Warren trying to sound supportive of transparency but proclaiming that she opposes Rand Paul's "Audit The Fed" Bill because it promotes "congressional... (more)


Tuesday February 10th, 2015

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Manager During Katrina Says Brian Williams 'Misremembered' Basically Everything... posted 02/10/2015, 1:20 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast, a seasoned hotel manager realized she needed to think fast. As the general manager of a mammoth Ritz-Carlton at the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Myra DeGersdorff was in charge of more than 1,200 people. She needed to batten down the hatches. She needed security. She needed doctors. Anything, she thought, could happen.

The storm was worse than anyone expected. But DeGersdorff was ready. She enlisted a
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What's so funny about this story beyond the obvious is there is no question everyone who worked on the show and knew this man must have known he was a pathological liar, yet no one took any steps to replace him. - Chris, InfoLib


Thursday February 5th, 2015

NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams Caught Out In Huge Lie posted 02/05/2015, 5:50 AM (News.com.au)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been forced to admit that his compelling 2003 account of surviving a ride-along in a military helicopter downed by ground fire in Iraq was not true.

In fact, he told viewers in an apology at the end of last night’s national bulletin, his helicopter had not been shot down. But somebody else’s had.

“I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams told the studio camera.

“I want to apologise.
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Brian Williams Misleads Viewers in His Apology for Misleading Viewers

This man's show is worse than MSNBC in terms of Pravda-style straightforward government propaganda. Nice to see him go down in flames for a casual lie, one of thousands he tells regularly. - Chris


Tuesday February 3rd, 2015

Former CIA & NSA Boss: September 11th Gave Me Permission To Reinterpret The 4th Amendment posted 02/03/2015, 5:35 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Michael Hayden, the former CIA and NSA director, has revealed what most people already suspected -- to him, the Constitution is a document that he can rewrite based on his personal beliefs at any particular time, as noted by Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic. Specifically, he admits that after September 11th, 2001, he was able to totally rein... (more)


State Let Oil Companies Taint Drinkable Water In Central Valley posted 02/03/2015, 5:32 AM (SFGate)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Oil companies in drought-ravaged California have, for years, pumped wastewater from their operations into aquifers that had been clean enough for people to drink.

They did it with explicit permission from state regulators, who were supposed to protect the increasingly strained groundwater supplies from contamination.

Instead, the state allowed companies to drill more than 170 waste-disposal wells into aquifers suitable for drinking or irrigation, according to data r
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Sunday February 1st, 2015

Legislation Would Raise Smoking Age in California from 18 to 21 posted 02/01/2015, 8:56 PM (LA Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Alarmed by the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers, state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) introduced legislation Thursday that would raise the legal minimum smoking age in California from 18 to 21.

Hernandez, who is an optometrist, has support for the bill from health groups including the California Medical Assn., the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Assn., but the legislation is likely to face strong opposition from the tobacco industry.
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Tuesday January 27th, 2015

Supreme Court Ends Lawsuit Against 'Shirtless Judge' Who Had An Affair With Woman Whose Child Support Case He Was Overseeing posted 01/27/2015, 4:43 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Justices said judges are immune from suits stemming from judicial actions.... (more)


Monday January 26th, 2015

Woman Says Dershowitz 'is Lying' in New Court Filings by U. Professor posted 01/26/2015, 12:41 PM (KSL)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
SALT LAKE CITY — A 31-year-old woman who claims she was a teenage sex slave and forced to service high-profile clients such as Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz has now repeated those claims under oath.

On Wednesday, the woman — referred to in court documents as Jane Doe No. 3 — made a declaration that was filed by her attorneys, including Paul Cassell, a University of Utah law professor and a former federal judge, in a Florida court.
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Sunday January 25th, 2015

Senator Wants DUI Charges Dismissed Citing that Lawmakers are "Privileged from Arrest" posted 01/25/2015, 2:23 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Frankfort, KY —  A Kentucky state senator is having no reservations about proclaiming his political privilege. In fact, he’s simply citing a section of the Kentucky constitution that claims politicians are in fact, above the law.

Sen. Brandon Smith (R) was charged with driving under the influence and wants the case dismissed citing that lawmakers are “privileged from arrest.”
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Friday January 23rd, 2015

Compare and Contrast: Obama's Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chavez posted 01/23/2015, 2:54 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela four times from 1998 through 2012 and was admired and supported by a large majority of that country’s citizens, largely due to his policies that helped the poor. King Abdullah was the dictator and tyrant who ran one of the most repressive regimes... (more)


Friday January 16th, 2015

State Department Rep. On Flogging Of Saudi Blogger: US "Not In The Business Of Demanding Things" From Other Countries posted 01/16/2015, 9:13 AM (RT)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Reporters on Monday grilled State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on the government’s response to Saudi Arabia’s commencing of 1,000 lashes for blogger Raif Badawi, questioning why the US is not taking a more active role in trying to stop the brutal punishment. CNN’s Elise Labott repeatedly pressed the representative to clarify what, if any, actions are being taken to force the close US ally to change course, prompting Harf to respond that the State Department is “not in the business of demand... (more)


Thursday January 15th, 2015

Reporter Absent From Armada of Secret Witnesses in CIA Leak Trial posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) - With prosecutors no longer trying to make New York Times reporter James Risen testify about his sources, defense counsel for former CIA agent Jeffrey Alexander Sterling opened the leak trial Tuesday by blasting the lack of evidence.

The trial's start comes four years after prosecutors labeled Sterling as the source of confidential CIA information published in Risen's 2006 book, "State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration."... (more)


Power-Hungry Judge Threatens Courtroom and Jury in Ross Ulbricht Trial Over Jury Outreach posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (Free Keene)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Liberty activists are reluctantly backing down from their jury outreach projects outside the Manhattan federal courthouse, but not because an insane robed person threa... (more)


Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Dianne Feinstein, Strong Advocate of Leak Prosecutions, Demands Immunity For David Petraeus posted 01/14/2015, 9:31 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
She wanted Julian Assange – who isn’t even a U.S. citizen and never served in the U.S. Government – prosecuted for espionage for exposing war crimes, and demanded that Edward Snowden be charged with “treason” for exposing illegal eavesdropping which shocked the world. But a four-star general who leaked classified information not for any noble purpose but to his mistress for personal reasons should be protected from any legal consequences.... (more)


Rapper 2 Chainz Takes On Nancy Grace In Pot Debate posted 01/14/2015, 9:31 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]


"On Nancy Grace‘s show tonight, the rapper 2 Chainz made some very sensible arguments about legalizing marijuana and how it would be less of a burden on the economy and the criminal justice system. Grace’s response was to shout at him about THE CHILDREN."


Friday January 9th, 2015

James Clapper Claims That Sony Hack 'The Most Serious Cyberattack On The US Yet'; Which Suggests No Serious Cyberattacks posted 01/09/2015, 7:09 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
At a cybersecurity conference at Fordham university, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apparently claimed that the Sony Hack was "the most serious cyberattack" made to date against the US. If that's true (and it's likely not), then that really kind of undermines all the claims about just how "serious" cyberattacks are to national security. Ye... (more)


So Much for Freedom of Speech in France posted 01/09/2015, 7:09 AM (Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
“French President François Hollande on Tuesday backed attempts to ban shows by a controversial French comedian who the government accuses of threatening public order with his anti-Semitic comments.

“Hollande's call for local officials to ban Dieudonné M’bala M’bala from theatres comes after the French cities of Nantes, Marseille, Bordeaux, and Tours banned his forthcoming
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New Jersey Police Captain Snaps, Attacks City Councilman in Her Car posted 01/09/2015, 7:09 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Newark, New Jersey – 43-year-old police captain Monique Smith is facing multiple charges after she attempted to run Newark City Councilman John Sharpe James off the road with her car.

She is now facing charges for aggravated assault, stalking, harassment, and criminal mischief. The officer is also facing multiple weapons charges, but the specifics on these charges have not been made clear.
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Obama to Propose Two Free Years of Community College for Students posted 01/09/2015, 7:09 AM (Politico)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
President Barack Obama will need the approval of Congress to realize his proposal for making two years of community college free for students.

So far, that plan doesn’t have an official price tag — other than “significant,” according to White House officials. If all 50 states participate, the proposal could benefit 9 million students each year and save students an average of $3,800 in tuition, the White House said.
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Wednesday January 7th, 2015

Maryland Politician Says Local Paper Can't Use His Name Without Permission posted 01/07/2015, 5:54 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
All Frederick County (MD) Councilman Kirby Delauter knows is that he doesn't like unfavorable press. Literally, that appears to be all he knows -- at least as far as press relations go. He apparently believes that he holds the power to decide whether his name appears in print, rather than the other way around. Delauter blew off a phone call from Frederick News-Post writer Bethany Rodgers seeking comment on a story and then turned around and called her out on Facebook for using his name without p... (more)


Monday January 5th, 2015

Secret Docs Reveal Dubious Details of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan posted 01/05/2015, 6:02 AM (SPIEGEL.de)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Death is circling above Helmand Province on the morning of Feb. 7, 2011, in the form of a British Apache combat helicopter named "Ugly 50." Its crew is searching for an Afghan named Mullah Niaz Mohammed. The pilot has orders to kill him.

The Afghan, who has been given the code name "Doody," is a "mid-level commander" in the Taliban, according to a secret NATO list. The document lists enemy combatants the alliance has approved for targeted killings. "Doody" is number 3,673 on the l
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Friday January 2nd, 2015

U.S. Hits North Korea With Huge New Sanctions In Response To Sony Hack posted 01/02/2015, 8:36 PM (BGR)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The United States just struck back against North Korea for its alleged role in the hack of Sony Pictures. In official statement released on Friday, U.S. president Barack Obama said he was signing an executive order authorizing stiff sanctions against North Korea for its “ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.”

Bloomberg reports that the order targets 10 indi
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No evidence? No problem!


Monday December 29th, 2014

Soldiers Relocate Wedding to Accommodate Obama's Golf Game posted 12/29/2014, 3:29 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Natalie Heimel and her fiancé, Edward Mallue Jr., a pair of captains in the Army, were walking from their wedding rehearsal on Saturday at the 16th tee box at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Hawaii when they were informed they'd have to move their wedding, scheduled for the next day.

President Barack Obama wanted to play through.
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Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

Major Chicago Study Finds Red Light Cameras Not Safer, Cause More Rear-End Injuries posted 12/23/2014, 1:22 PM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
On Friday, the Chicago Tribune released the results of a study it commissioned on injury crashes and red light cameras, revealing that while right angle crash incidents have been reduced, rear-end crashes that resulted in injuries went up 22 percent. The results of the study throw cold water on the booster efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and raise questions ... (more)
And yet politicians the world over embrace them fully, showing they're happy to trade the lives of their slaves in exchange for more revenue. - Chris


Thursday December 18th, 2014

Tennessee Town Passes Policy Banning Negative Comments About The Town's Government posted 12/18/2014, 9:42 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The commissioners of a small Tennessee town have just voted to ban negative comments about it from social media. This stupid move was prompted by "criticism and lies" being posted online, which supposedly "hampered" the town's government from performing its duties.

South Pittsburg City is a town of 3,000. This fact will limit the damage done by its city commissioners' new policy (which passed with 4-1 vote), but only because the town itself is tiny. The ban, however, is super-broa
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Michelle Obama: America Is So Racist, A White Lady At Target Asked Me To Reach The Top Shelf posted 12/18/2014, 9:39 AM (The Daily Caller)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The current People will sell better than the Hillary Clinton issue, because Hillary Clinton isn’t on the cover. And when readers turn to the magazine’s latest hard-hitting look at the Obamas, they’ll learn that even the First Lady of the United States isn’t immune from racism.

Remember when Michelle went to Target to prove she’s just like anybody else? She talks about that harrowing experience in a very serious story titled, “The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences
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Tuesday December 16th, 2014

On Marijuana, Congress Giveth and Congress Taketh Away posted 12/16/2014, 11:15 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
With final approval by the Senate Saturday night, the Congress has successfully approved a massive, $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, and the president has signaled he will sign it. The bill includes two provisions that illustrate Congress's currently schizophrenic approach to loosening marijuana laws.

On the one hand, the bill contains an amendment that will effe
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Los Angeles Porn Actors Must Wear Condoms, Appeals Court Rules posted 12/16/2014, 11:06 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
(Reuters) - A regional U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Monday that pornographic movie actors in Los Angeles must wear condoms during sex scenes, upholding a lower court decision that was challenged by the adult film industry.

Lawyers for the industry challenged the regulations in U.S. District Court, arguing that the condom requirement went against their clients' right to freedom of expression under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

[...]The panel sa
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Monday December 15th, 2014

Karl Rove Defends Rectal Feeding posted 12/15/2014, 9:19 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]


Karl Rove defended the CIA and former President George W. Bush on Sunday in the wake of the devastating Senate report on torture.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Rove claimed the brutal forced rectal feedings -- which the report said were not medically necessary -- were used out of medical necessity.

All of the tactics the CIA used, Rov
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"I do it all the time!"


Thursday December 11th, 2014

Protests Begin As Congress Tilts Toward Upending D.C. Law Legalizing Pot posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
D.C. officials and activists for marijuana legalization launched a long-shot bid Wednesday to halt a federal budget deal that appeared poised to upend the city’s successful ballot measure last month to legalize the drug.

The day after Congress came to a tentative budget deal that included language intended to block the city’s measure, proponents chanted and marched to Capitol Hill, held a sit-in at the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and promised to keep u
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Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Bush Administration Paid Gruber $1,248,000 to be 'Expert Witness' posted 12/10/2014, 4:35 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
(CNSNews.com) -- For the $2.2 million MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has been paid by the federal government since 2000, he collected $516,000 during Clinton’s presidency, $1,248,000 during the Bush administration, and $452,600 after President Barack Obama took office.

An assistant economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 1992, Gruber’s career with the federal government started in 1997 when he took a leave of absence from MIT to serve as deputy assistant
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Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Boehner Broke Pledge to Give Americans 'At Least 72 Hours' to Read Every Bill posted 12/09/2014, 2:21 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
House Speaker John Boehner has broken his pledge to give Americans “at least 72 hours” to read every bill taken up by the House before it is brought to a vote on the floor.

In his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 18, 2010, Boehner vowed that if he became speaker members of Congress and the American people would be given “at least 72 hours” to read all bills before they were brought to a vote.
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