Archive | April, 2013

Big media uses gangster hip hop to funnel people into private prisons?

Davey D, in a well-documented and explosive piece, details how ownership and control of big entertainment companies correlates strongly with that of private prisons. Yeah, let’s push that gangster rap hard and fill up private prisons in the process, making money on both ends. When ownership of these media conglomerates is cross checked with ownership […]

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Syrian Chemical Weapons: What We Need To Know (Cheryl Rofer)

We’re pleased to present this guest-post by former Los Alamos chemist Cheryl Rofer, originally posted at NuclearDiner. It’s a level-headed look at the news circulating that the White House has said Syria’s Assad has used chemical weapons. Steve H. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday in the United Arab Emirates that the United States […]

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Newswire Linkfest April 23

Boston Bombing Aftermath *Boston Bombing Suspect’s Bedside Hearing *Here’s Why Tsarnaev Was Charged With Using a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’ *42 Million People Watched Last Hour Of Manhunt For Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev *Beck Breaks Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings *Lawmakers vow bombing investigations […]

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So, Snowden Wasn’t A Chinese Spy Then?

By the time Dick Cheney said it last week, the insinuation that Snowden was at best a patsy and far more likely a spy for the Chinese government had been all over Twitter for several days – indeed, from the moment he chose Hong Kong as his first destination for flight. The impetus for those […]

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FALLOUT: Lanius

There are times when I wished I lived somewhere else. Today is one of those times and I wish I was living in Australia. Australian Filmmaker Wade K. Savage announced “FALLOUT: LANIUS” will Premiere at Penny Arcade Expo Australia. The film was invited to screen earlier in the year due to the massive amount of interest around […]

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About Those Masturbating Fetuses

Sister Toldjah has an amusing reaction to the laughter that greeted Rep. Michael Burgess’s declaration on the House floor that abortion should be banned earlier than 20 weeks because, in his words: “Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, […]

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Germany may reject smart meters, this wasn’t supposed to happen

A cranky minority in Germany doesn’t want smart meters, fearing they will report back to to the utilities (and presumably the government) how much electricity is being used and then regulate usage. Smart meters were supposed to be a slam dunk in Germany, but even a new government study says smart meters may have no […]

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Did Special Forces Snipers Operate In New Orleans After Katrina?

UPDATE: My good friend James Joyner gives me a hard time for believing this story – probably rightfully so. Via Blogs of War’s Watchlist and Jeremy Scahill, here’s a post at the Sofrep blog, written and edited by ex-special forces folk, which says that in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when Martial Law was declared, […]

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Bill Clinton wants Obama to git tough on Syria

Forget those polls and public opinion, says chief spokesperson for the War Pigs branch of the Democratic Party Bill Clinton. Even more than Obama, Bill and Hillary never saw a potential war they didn’t want to provoke, inflame, or join. That includes Syria. Clinton says Obama would be a “total fool” if he paid attention […]

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TorrentFreak.com Points To Vatican IP As Downloader Of Pirated TV Shows, Transgender Porn

The New York Post today has an amusing little story of hypocrisy in the Catholic Church which says that TorrentFreak.com has spotted an unusual IP address among the many downloaders of porn torrents using the site – the Vatican City. The Vatican only has about 800 residents, mostly Catholic Church officials, security and staff. One IP […]

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