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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, dies aged 95 | World news | theguardian.com - Nelson Mandela led South Africa from apartheid to multi-racial democracy and will be mourned around the world
Nelson Mandela: An ideal for which I am prepared to die | World news | theguardian.com - Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20 1964 (sentenced to life in prison)
Twitter / Gulag1930: Why don't you just fuck off ... - Dave and stop lying you Tory cunt @David_Cameron pic.twitter.com/mKIKXLkaOc
Mandela off U.S. terrorism watch list - CNN.com - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is to be removed from a U.S. terrorism watch list under a bill President Bush signed Tuesday. (2008)
The Bush White House Was Deaf to 9/11 Warnings - NYTimes.com - On April 10, 2004, the Bush White House declassified that daily brief — and only that daily brief — in response to pressure from the 9/11 Commission, which was investigating the events leading to the attack. (it wasn't the only warning they ignored so they could lie us into war, bankrupt the country, kill thousands of innocent people and create terrorists everywhere: 2012)
Israeli former security chief: failure to end conflict is bigger threat than Iran | World news | theguardian.com - Yuval Diskin says two-state solution will soon no longer be possible and Palestinian youths are 'frustrated and hopeless' (Likudniks at work)
Algerian Army Kills High-Level Al Qaeda Leader, Says Official - Algerian army helicopters killed a top al-Qaida leader and four associates as they sped through the southern Algerian desert, a local official said Thursday.
Nearly 80 people killed in C.African capital - Almost 80 bodies were found lying in a mosque and its surrounding streets in the Central African capital Bangui on Thursday after overnight violence, reporters saw.
52 doctors, nurses, patients reported killed in attack on Yemen Ministry of Defense - Committee said 52 people, including doctors, nurses and patients, were killed in Thursday's attack on the Ministry of Defence and around 162 people were injured.
Thousands of Eritreans 'abducted to Sinai for ransom' - Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.
Precision Strike Technology Goes Global | The Diplomat - Surviving a world of diffuse precision strike is a strategic and organizational problem for the US military. (your aircraft carriers are so old school)
Bitcoin Debate Ramping Up On Wall Street - Business Insider
Chinese government says Bitcoin cannot be used as currency
OpUkraine kicked off by r00tsecurity - A group of hackers who call themselves r00ts3curity or #r00ts3c have started attacking Ukraine based websites and leaking data.
Over Snowden Leaks, The Guardian's Alan Rusbridger Defends Paper | New Republic - At a truly shameful interrogation before a U.K. Parliament committee yesterday—at one point, Rusbridger’s patriotism was questioned; at another, an M.P. credited the British with creating the Enigma code (it was Britain who cracked Enigma, a Nazi code)—Rusbridger had to defend his paper.
The Snowden Leaks and the Public by Alan Rusbridger | The New York Review of Books
Ken Auletta: Can the Guardian Take Its Aggressive Investigations Global? : The New Yorker - A British newspaper wants to take its aggressive investigations global, but money is running out. by Ken Auletta
Jailed whistle-blowers to Edward Snowden: Don'€™t come home | Al Jazeera America - What happens to whistle-blowers after the whistle is blown
NSA considered ‘unilateral spying’ on Australia, Canada, NZ citizens — RT News (Al Qaeda havens +minimize this!)
How the NSA is tracking people right now - The Washington Post
Sweden Reportedly Helped U.S. Spy On Russia
Following Plea Bargains, PayPal 14 Members Can Avoid Felony Charges | Motherboard - The US government was initially seeking out punishments of up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000, but the final deals are much lighter, which may reflect the protest-driven nature of the case.
477 OBJECTIONS Corrected Order Re- PayPal's Motion to Quash and:or Modify Subpoena and for Protective Order (March 15, 2013).pdf - Google Drive
FBI raids Texas colocation facility in 4chan DDoS probe | Ars Technica - The FBI is all over a Texas server host outfit whose computers appear to have …
Your Computer can he Hacked Using Only Sound ! - Hackers News Bulletin - “audible/ sound based networking as a covert communications technology is a considerable threat for PC security.”
Do Antivirus Companies Whitelist NSA Malware? Microsoft/Symantec/McAfee Fail to Respond to Transparency Plea from Privacy/Security Experts | LeakSource
Freedom Of The Press Foundation To Release New Version Of Anonymous Whistleblower Submission System - Forbes
?  International Activist Exposed as Stratfor Agent, IAEA Praises TEPCO for Fukushima Clean-up - YouTube
The FBI COINTELPRO Program and the Fred Hampton Assassination | G. Flint Taylor
Two million stolen Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, ADP passwords found on Pony Botnet server | ZDNet - Trustwave's SpiderLabs found a Pony Botnet Controller server holding over two million passwords and account credentials for ADP payroll, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and more belonging to victims around the world.
Google, Facebook, payroll accounts targeted in major password theft, security experts say - The Washington Post
JPMorgan Warns 465,000 Customers About Data Theft - JPMorgan Chase & Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July.
To Make Hospitals Less Deadly, a Dose of Data - NYTimes.com - error responsible for many more deaths — probably around some 440,000 per year. That’s one-sixth of all deaths nationally, making preventable hospital error the third leading cause of death in the United States. And 10 to 20 times that many people suffer nonlethal but serious harm as a result of hospital mistakes. (5-10 million/yr; where is the call to bomb/invade hospitals?)
ALEC, Ron Johnson support Convention of States. - At this year's conference, ALEC isn't just working to promote conservative state laws, but to dismantle the federal government's control over the states. (it's always the Confederacy)
US lawmakers make 'good progress' on two-year budget deal to avert shutdown | World news | theguardian.com - Bipartisan congressional staff expected to hold talks on Thursday to thrash out finer details of hoped-for $1tn budget deal
State conservative groups plan US-wide assault on education, health and tax | World news | theguardian.com - Strategy to 'release residents from government dependency' (by making them die)
Most youth unhappy with Obama's job performance: poll | Reuters (Obama's mission to destroy the Democratic Party: apres moi, rein)
Over-Interpreting Mundane Poll Results - There's nothing special about the drop in Obama's approval ratings among young people.
Schwartz chair of Wall Street group attacking Elizabeth Warren :: Blogs :: The Naked City :: Philadelphia City Paper - On Sunday, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal attacked the "economic populism" of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio as "disastrous for Democrats," and criticizes "the new expansion of entitlement benefits that the Warren wing of the Democratic Party is proposing." U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz—a Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania—serves as an honorary co-chair. (Third Way)
Schwartz Campaign calls Wall Street Journal op/ed ‘outrageous’ — but will not drop ‘Third Way’ affiliation | PhillyNow | A blog about Philadelphia news, politics and culture by Philadelphia Weekly
The Inside Story Of The Plan To Send Hazardous Materials Straight Through The Heart Of D.C. (perfectly safe)
Hiding From Managers Can Increase Your Productivity — HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ethan S. Bernstein explains why decreasing workplace transparency can increase productivity. (panopticon/surveillatron paradox +"The frontline people who perform a particular task 12 hours a day may ...")
Katie Couric and the HPV vaccine: The “journalist” throws in with the anti-vaccination crowd on her ABC talk show.
Georgia insurance commissioner: It’s ‘your fault’ if you have a pre-existing condition | The Raw Story - Ralph Hudgens told a group of Republican women in November that having a pre-existing condition like breast cancer or asthma is like being at fault in a car accident and that insurance companies should rightfully be reluctant to cover you. (they elect "Insurance Commissioners" in GA)
Michigan Lawmakers Considering Abortion Bill That Would Force Women To Buy 'Rape Insurance' | ThinkProgress (in case their slut-pills fail, which aren't convered either)
Federal Drug Defendants Who Don't Plead Guilty Spend Three Times Longer In Prison, Report Finds | ThinkProgress
Rewarding Reduced Crime Rates—Not Mass Incarceration - A new Brennan Center report offers advice on how to deal with the United States' prison disaster.
Unarmed Man Charged After Cops Shoot Two Bystanders in Times Square - ANIMAL - Back in September, NYPD officers opened fire on Glenn Broadnax, a crazed but unarmed man, missing and hitting two innocent bystanders instead. Now, Broadnax is being charged with assault for their injuries, with the District Attorney’s office arguing that he is responsible for the shots cops fired.
Men Do Not Need Guns Or Violence To Be Men | The Raw Story
Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago | Underwire | Wired.com
Rehtaeh Parsons Case: Teens Charged With Child Porn In Court - The case of two teenagers facing child pornography charges after the death of Rehtaeh Parsons has been adjourned until the new year.
Quantum Entanglement May Link Wormholes In Universe, Physicists Say
Scientists: Vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath ocean floor could sustain future generations | The Raw Story
Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says – WebMD - "We really don't know why about one-third to one-quarter of people who've had chickenpox go on to develop shingles over their lifetime while others don't," he explained.
cf: The Wells Fargo Wagon - YouTube
On Smarm - What is smarm, exactly? Smarm is a kind of performance—an assumption of the forms of seriousness, of virtue, of constructiveness, without the substance. Smarm is concerned with appropriateness and with tone. Smarm disapproves ... It is also no accident that David Eggers is full of shit.
The Daily Dot - Facebook's 'Hot Mom' suspended for fat-shaming - Three hours later, Kang’s post and page were suspended. Facebook labeled her comments “hate speech.”
Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report - Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater concern for scientists, according to a new paper from the National Academy of Sciences.
Anonymous Message To Morocco - Pastebin.com
(19) Twitter / Search - #NadorKiss
Twitter / Samurai_Lucy: Seems the shitstorm did arrive ... - in #Morocco. Tango downs and looks like #Anonymous has rooted a server w loads of financial info.
Twitter / YourAnonCentral: Newsflash @ChefGov_ma #Morocco ... - is second in SEX TRAFFICKING. Criminalize THAT. #NadorKiss
Twitter / YourAnonCentral: It is ridiculous that #Morrocco ... - doesn't allow Teens to kiss but is perfectly fine with grown men fucking children. #NadorKiss
(1) Anonymous Operations (YourAnonCentral) on Twitter - "Approximately 26,000 children are raped each year, a traumatic average of 71 children a day". (so they outlaw teen-kissing)
Moroccans protest against pardon of Spanish pedophile | Reuters - serving a 30-year sentence for raping and filming children as young as four.
Uruguay's likely cannabis law could set tone for war on drugs in Latin America | World news | The Guardian - State control of marijuana market should be seen as part of long and pragmatic tradition of market intervention and nationalisation (undermining Obama's war on drugz)
Kill team: Obama war chiefs widen drone death zones - Washington Times - The Pentagon has loosened its guidelines on avoiding civilian casualties during drone strikes, modifying instructions from requiring military personnel to “ensure” civilians are not targeted to encouraging service members to “avoid targeting” civilians. (that's right: their response to killing brown children is to make it easier)
First UK legal challenge to CIA drones reaches Court of Appeal | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
NSA Has a Massive Program Which ‘Incidentally’ Collects Cell Location Data of Millions of Americans | The Dissenter (they can say they aren't "targeting" you because they don't need to "target" anything)
NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show - The Washington Post
NSA Tracks 5 Billion Cellphone Locations Each and Every Day | Mother Jones
Atlas Bugged II: Is There an NSA Mass Location Tracking Program? | Cato @ Liberty (Julian Sanchez nailed it in July)
Bergen: Is the U.S. less safe from terror? - CNN.com - On Sunday's CNN "State of the Union" show, anchor Candy Crowley asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D- California), the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and her counterpart in the House, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan), a simple question: "Are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago, in general?" (DiFucker calls for even more tragic failure)
Unlocking the latest Wyden code: Does NSA operate a bulk domestic location tracking program? | Privacy SOS (New Rule: when Wyden asks the spysters are you spying on us, the anwer is always yes when they say no)
French bill to legalize bulk Internet spying moving through National Assembly - Boing Boing
Rep. Hunter: US Should Use Tactical Nukes on Iran if Strikes Become Necessary | Defense News | defensenews.com
US delays prison for Somali man as officials tell of 'intelligence watershed' | World news | theguardian.com - Lawyers confirm extended co-operation from man who secretly pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in New York two years ago
Hussein al-Laqis Dead: Hezbollah Commander Killed Outside His Beirut Home - The overnight killing of Hassan al-Laqis, described as a founding member of the group and one of its top commanders, was a huge blow to the Iranian-backed group that dominates power in Lebanon.
Gaza in 2020: A liveable place? | UNRWA - Gaza will have half a million more people by 2020 while its economy will grow only slowly. In consequence, the people of Gaza will have an even harder time getting enough drinking water and electricity, or sending their children to school."
Truck Carrying Nuclear Waste Stolen In Mexico: IAEA
ALEC calls for penalties on 'freerider' homeowners in assault on clean energy | World news | theguardian.com - Documents reveal conservative group's anti-green agenda • Strategy to charge people who install their own solar panels
US will no longer report Guantanamo Hunger strikes - The U.S. military will no longer disclose to the media and public whether prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on hunger strike, a spokesman said Wednesday, eliminating what had long been an unofficial barometer of conditions at the secretive military outpost. (response to abuses is to hide them because AQ will think we're pussies, or something)
Guantánamo ends daily hunger-strike reports - Guantánamo - MiamiHerald.com - The Guantánamo prison, whose motto is "safe, humane, legal, transparent detention," announced Tuesday that it will no longer disclose daily hunger-strike figures — abandoning a practice that allowed the public to see the rise and fall of the captives’ nearly year-long protest.
Libor Lies Revealed in Rigging of $300 Trillion Benchmark - Bloomberg
Parliament may charge Guardian under Terrorism Act for publishing Snowden leaks | VentureBeat | Media | by Meghan Kelly
Why FISA Court Judges Rule The Way They Do : NPR - Self-policing comes with big challenges. Is it possible to control the vast spy agency? (Obama's over-sight free spy system)
Opinion: After Snowden, we're self-censoring and we don't care - CNN.com - The public's dulled senses when it comes to online privacy should not be grounds for forfeiting the rights the Founding Fathers put first above all others. (Obama's main job is undermining America)
Nearly 1 in 4 US Writers Has Self-Censored For Fear of Government Surveillance | Dispatches from the Underclass
News, analysis, action | GeorgieBC's Blog - The future of journalism is in all of us.
The Many Arrests of Canadian Journalist Miles Howe | VICE United States (how Canada treats journalists)
Reflections on the Corporate Security State » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names - The irony of a private security firm calling me “paranoid” while spying on me at the same time is not lost on me.
12 Corporate Espionage Tactics Used Against Leading Progressive Groups, Activists and Whistleblowers | Alternet - Corporate spies for Dow, Kraft and others have tried to discredit, shame and infiltrate civic groups using an array of dirty tricks.
At least four undercover spies infiltrated anarchist groups | Guardian Undercover Blog | UK news | theguardian.com - Interview on anarchist radio show gives overview of undercover infiltration of political groups since 1968
CIA-Linked Tech Startup MongoDB Helping Create India’s Biometric ID Database | LeakSource - CIA-Linked Tech Startup MongoDB Helping Create India’s Biometric ID Database
FBI Guidelines on Investigating Political Parties, Journalists, Religious Leaders and More via @intelwire
DOJ asks court to give police the benefit of the doubt on murky surveillance law | Privacy SOS - the officers who placed the tracker on Katzin's car did so in good faith, believing that what they were doing was legal. (new standard: "they thought is was legal")
(3) Anonymous Operations (YourAnonCentral) on Twitter
WikiLeaks responds to Pierre Omidyar's op-ed, questions PayPal's blockade of WikiLeaks (with tweets) · m_cetera · Storify - WikiLeaks and Pierre Omidyar converse on Twitter after the publication of Omidyar's op-ed in the Huffington Post.
The Daily Dot - How politics, spying, and censorship shape the Web - The top countries were Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand. Interestingly, the latter three countries were implicated in large-scale online spying operations by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden
Anonymous-related Twitter accounts suspended after misogynist abuse | Technology | theguardian.com - Hacktivist collective blames Labour MP Stella Creasy and Times columnist Caitlin Moran for the suspension of 30 accounts (Alex Hern center of twitter shit-storm)
(2) Twitter / Search - #Trollocaust2013
Twitter / ninjafckinduck: @alexhern @YourAnonCentral ...
BBC Newsnight’s anti-trolling fail (Update: Reporter gone) | Doubtful News
NSA FOIA Response Claims Data On Vendor Contracts 'Unsearchable' | Techdirt - from the it's-easier-to-not-find-something-when-you-don't-bother-looking-for-it dept (lying is what they do dept)
The further details of Ibrahim's life, her arrest and treatment, all suggest a situation where US law enforcement totally screwed up, and seriously mucked up someone's life -- and now they seem to be doing everything possible to avoid taking responsibility for it. (Obama's rabbit-hole of non-logic)
Canadian Cyberbullying Bill Expands Scope, Targets Open WiFi Over Terrorism, Child Porn Fears | Techdirt - n other words, Dechert is suggesting that accessing a neighbour's cable or wireless Internet access might somehow be linked to planning a terrorist attack, sending child pornography, or engaging in cyberbullying.
MPAA 'Settles' Another 'Victory' Against Hotfile For $80 Million That No Artists Will Ever See | Techdirt
This Is the MIT Surveillance Video That Undid Aaron Swartz | Threat Level | Wired.com
15 Documentary Features Advance in 2013 Oscar® Race - "Dirty Wars," Civic Bakery
Found: hacker server storing two million pilfered passwords | Ars Technica - Credentials belonged to users of Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, and more.
a 2 Million Stolen Facebook, Yahoo And Google Passwords Posted Online
Pulling back the curtain on civic tech - Knight Foundation - . Since 2010, Knight has invested more than $25 million in technology ranging from open government tools that improve public data access and service delivery, to platforms that empower residents to connect and collaborate around civic issues.
The Affordable Care Act Is Not Remotely Similar to the Heritage Plan - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Heritage plan was an individual mandate for catastrophic coverage with a tax credit to help subsidize it. That’s pretty much it ... the Heritage plan essentially proposes to apply the principles of welfare “reform” to Medicaid, allowing states more “flexibility” (to reduce coverage) and allegedly helping the poor by eliminating state regulations requiring health insurance to have actual content.
Politico Stonewalls Mike Allen Payola Scandal -- Daily Intelligencer
Now Is A Horrible Time To Cut Food Stamps, In 1 Depressing Chart - Congress effectively pulled money out of the hands of 47 million struggling Americans last month when it allowed massive cuts to the country’s food stamp program to go through without a hitch.
Exposed: University President Lied to Students About Fracking On School Property | Occupy.com (looks like a liar)
7NEWS - Oil, gas industry sues 2 Colorado towns over fracking votes - Local Story - Colorado's largest oil and gas industry group has filed a lawsuit against two Front Range towns that voted last month to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Chamber Of Commerce Leader Says Fracking Regulations 'Undermine Freedom' | ThinkProgress (Donahue's freedom to screw Americans)
US Congress has close encounter over extraterrestrial life | Science | theguardian.com - Witnesses from Nasa and MIT suggest to House committee that scientists may be on verge of breakthrough in search for aliens (who might be Al-Qaeda operatives) /a>
Dallas Police Rule Change Gives Officers 72 Hours To Get Their Stories Straight After Shooting Citizens | Techdirt - from the accountability-is-for-bullet-riddled-civilians dept
The only shameful thing about sex is justifying outdated views with 'science' | Jill Filipovic | Comment is free | theguardian.com - A study argues evolution is why women are more likely to regret casual sex. It ignores the cultural norms we're enshrouded in - college-age women are more likely to regret a one-time sexual encounter, whereas men are more likely to regret not taking a sexual opportunity.
Male and female brains: the REAL differences | Science | theguardian.com - One startling difference between male and female brains is where they are found. It may surprise many, but male brains are found almost exclusively inside male skulls, whereas female brains are found only inside female skulls!
So, men and women's brains are wired differently – but it's not that simple | Oscar Rickett | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Reducing a scientific study about mental illness to pop psychology suggesting men and women are from different planets does us all a disservice
asking questions about men and women by looking at teenagers - Speech Communication Lab - This are a few comments on this paper on sex differences in the human connectome, published in PNAS. Cor, ain't it been popular in the press though, guvnor.
Are men better wired to read maps or is it a tired cliché?
New insights into gendered brain wiring, or a perfect case study in neurosexism?
RealClearScience - Oldest Known Early Human DNA Recovered - The femur clocked in at around 400,000 years old, placing its former owner in the Middle Pleistocene and making the DNA by far and away oldest human DNA ever collected. The previous record belonged to 100,000-year-old Neanderthal DNA.
ELI5:The main differences between Catholic, Protestant,and Presbyterian versions of Christianity : explainlikeimfive
Wal-Mart pays lawyer fees for dozens of executives in bribery probe | Reuters
Charles Saatchi spread false claims about drug use, claims Nigella Lawson | UK news | theguardian.com - The court had previously heard Saatchi had been sent accounts by the Grillos that Lawson was a habitual drug user, after which he sent her an angry email on 10 October mocking her as "Higella".
Rob Ford: Gang members targeted mayor in blackmail plot, police documents say | Toronto Star - Mayor Rob Ford’s habit of doing drugs with gang members led to him being targeted in an apparent extortion plot related to the crack cocaine video and possibly a series of photographs of him in compromising situations, newly released police documents say.
I am Rick Doblin, Ph.D, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Ask me and my staff anything about the scientific and medical potential of psychedelic drugs and marijuana! : IAmA
Microdosing: drugs at small doses for therapy and growth
Animating Noam Chomsky: French Director Michel Gondry on New Film "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?"
Best Books of 2013 : NPR
BaeD3juIMAAF4Ek.jpg:large (Amazon attempted drone-delivery notice)
Fukushima two years on: a dirty job with no end in sight | Environment | The Guardian - The tsunami that wrecked the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has led to the toughest nuclear cleanup ever. Radioactive water is still poisoning the sea – and it could take 40 years to fix the mess. Is Japan up to the challenge?
With Russia in mind, U.S. takes cautious approach on Ukraine unrest - The Washington Post
Taliban urge Afghan president Hamid Karzai to reject US security deal | World news | theguardian.com - Taliban offer Karzai rare support but say 'the decision of Afghan nation is clear: they don't want any occupier in our homeland' (expensive, tragic, stupid mission accomplished)
Guantánamo Bay detainees claim Poland allowed CIA torture | World news | The Guardian - Terror suspects subjected to extraordinary rendition tell European court of human rights they were waterboarded
Egypt's Students Defy Protest Law In Familiar Battle Against Government
Jeffrey Lewis • Israel, Nuclear Weapons and the 1973 Yom Kippur War
Yasser Arafat poisoning allegations challenged by French research group | The Verge
Only 1% of Snowden files published - Guardian editor
Guardian Newspaper Staff May Face Charges For Assisting Terrorists
Terrorism offences 'may have been committed' over Miranda material | UK news | The Guardian - It appears "possible that some people may have committed offences" Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism told MPs when she updated them on the state of the investigation into the material seized from David Miranda in August. (Cressida Dick, Mark Reckless +"may have" because they can't crack the encryption)
Home Affairs Committee MPs Worry about Minimization Procedures — of Newspaper, not Spy Service | emptywheel
The Daily Dot - Guardian editor grilled by Parliament over Snowden leaks - Before the conclusion of the meeting, Rusbridger added that since Glenn Greenwald left the newspaper, it’s had no further contact with Snowden.
UPDATE 1-British news staff may face terrorism charges over Snowden leaks | Reuters
It's outrageous to accuse the Guardian of aiding terrorism by publishing Snowden's revelations | Ben Emmerson | Comment is free | The Guardian - Alan Rusbridger is being grilled by MPs – but he has published nothing that could be a threat to national security
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger appears before MPs – live coverage | World news | theguardian.com - Editor defends paper over Snowden leaks • Some people 'may have committed an offence' - police
MPs' questions to Alan Rusbridger: do you love this country? | Media | theguardian.com - Key extracts from the Guardian editor's appearance before the home affairs select committee over the impact of NSA leaks (who loves their country?)
An open letter from Carl Bernstein to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger | Media | theguardian.com - Watergate scandal journalist's letter comes as Guardian editor prepares to appear before MPs over Edward Snowden leaks (disagrees with Woodfuck)
Guardian Australia fiercely defends its reporting on spy agencies | World news | theguardian.com - Attacks on the publication of stories based on NSA documents threaten to shut down debate on the issues that matter
Venezuela investigates near-nationwide power outage | The Raw Story - A blackout that plunged much of Venezuela into darkness as President Nicolas Maduro spoke on TV was caused by a ruptured conductor in a transmission line, the government said Tuesday. (CIA job)
New report highlights cyber weaknesses at Homeland Security, says progress is being made | The Verge - New report highlights cyber weaknesses at Homeland Security, says progress is being made
Tech giants are countering government spying - Worried that fears of compromised data could hurt their business, the tech firms are in damage-control mode.
Twitter / StanleyCohenLaw: what can i say http://t.co/7nVTKBKPrn
Trial Opens in Case Challenging Scholar's Placement on TSA Watchlist | Threat Level | Wired.com - In 2005, Rahinah Ibrahim, a visiting scholar at Stanford University, was handcuffed, detained and interrogated for two hours at San Francisco International Airport, after being told she was on a U.S. government watchlist. the government’s vast secret watchlist system, which contains 875,000 names (Obama encouraged more of this crap)
Watching the Watch List: Landmark Case Goes to Trial over Massive U.S. Terrorism "No-Fly" Database | Democracy Now!
Report: Military Doctors Designed, Enabled U.S. Torture of Prisoners at Guantánamo, Secret Prisons | Democracy Now!
Two-Thirds Of Military Supreme Court Cases Are About Child Pornography
Online drugs marketplace shut down after £3.5m bitcoin hack | Technology | theguardian.com - Sheep disappears from the internet after admins report a Bitcoin hack - but users accuse them of absconding with 20 times that
Online black market members hunt down $100 million in bitcoins, blame site owners for theft | The Verge
Map of Obamacare attack ad spending. - t conservative groups are hammering negative Obamacare ads in markets where Senate Democrats are up for re-election in 2014.
Cost of Health Care Law Is Seen as Decreasing - NYTimes.com - . The sluggish economy is one reason that health spending has grown so slowly recently.
As Hospital Prices Soar, a Single Stitch Tops $500 - NYTimes.com
UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air | The Verge - Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies (next: they shoot it out in the skies)
ALEC facing funding crisis from donor exodus in wake of Trayvon Martin row | World news | theguardian.com - Rightwing lobby group appealing to major donors to return • Internal documents reveal so-called 'Prodigal Son Project' • Network lost almost 400 state legislators over past two years (defund the corporo-fascist-racist assholes)
ALEC Trayvon Martin Case - The ALEC Documents Exposed - Esquire - Nobody has any excuse any longer. Reporters -- local and national -- no longer have any excuse to treat ALEC and its work product as anything more than corporate-funded propaganda designed to exist outside the imperatives of democratic self-government.
Third Way Warns Democrats That Running On Popular Economic Positions Would Be 'Disastrous'
U.S. students lag around average on international science, math and reading test - The Washington Post - Scores in math, reading and science posted by 15-year-olds in the United States were flat while their counterparts elsewhere — particularly in Shanghai, Singapore and other Asian provinces or countries — soared ahead, according to results of a well-regarded international exam released Tuesday. (land of the stupid +Republicans hate education)
Americans are bad at math and average at science, study shows | The Verge - Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls OECD findings a "picture of educational stagnation" (which is why 'ol Arne loves corporate schools)
Elizabeth Warren Should Stay Senator - Why Elizabeth Warren Should Stay Where She Is - Esquire - It is pretty plain that she's wrongfooted Wall Street poodle Chuck Schumer pretty badly, too. (as bad as Difucker, hates "left-wing" blogs which are mirrors of teaparty with less clout)
Native Americans face casino limits as supreme court weighs Michigan case | Law | theguardian.com - Legal independence of Native American communities at stake in landmark case brought against casino operators in Michigan
Today in Hackery -- Daily Intelligencer - Charles Krauthammer is possibly the most influential conservative political writer in the United States. (what passes for a human being +expands on Atrios')
13 Times The Reagan White House Press Briefing Erupted With Laughter Over AIDS - White House acting press secretary Larry Speakes, and some of the reporters at press briefings, found the crisis to be quite the joking matter. (Republican love seeing people die)
Female Fort Hood soldiers recruited for prostitution ring, trial hears | World news | theguardian.com - Seventeen-year veteran accused of using service set up by co-ordinator of base's sex assault and harassment prevention program (how your completely corrupt military works)
Archie Comics co-CEO accused of gender discrimination by male employees - NY Daily News - The embattled co-CEO also mocked the five employees’ claim that she’d used her “gender as a weapon” by yelling, “Penis! Penis! Penis!” during a business meeting.
One Woman's Dangerous War Against the Most Hated Man on the Internet - Hunter Moore (revenge-porn king smashed)
? Gravity Visualized - YouTube
Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal | Science | The Guardian - Maps of neural circuitry show women's brains are suited to social skills and memory, men's perception and co-ordination (left-right vs front-back in 15-22 yr olds)
Paul Bloom writes in the New York Times on his study of sexual objectification. - While focusing on people’s bodies as opposed to their minds does decrease our perceptions of their ability “to act, plan and exert self-control,” he writes, it can actually increase our perceptions of their capacity to “feel pain, pleasure and emotions.”
We Already Know What Adam Lanza’s Real Motive Was at Sandy Hook - Monday’s report doesn’t conclusively name a reason for the shooting last December, but we know why Adam Lanza was at the elementary school: He wanted to shoot kids. (severe OCD and autism)
? Sometimes Cops Find Your Stolen Car. Sometimes Cops Stole It. - YouTube (asset foriture turns government into organized crime)
TSA Expands Searches Of Parked Cars At Airports | TSA Controversy - TSA-approved warrantless searches of vehicles parked outside airports are being expanded, with a photograph taken at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport informing Thanksgiving travelers that all vehicles belonging to AmeriPark customers “will be searched by uniformed security.”
Millennial narcissism: Helicopter parents are college students’ bigger problem. (entitled, overprotected narcissists is the narrative)
Chicago Sun-Times could rehire photographers after replacing them with iPhones | The Verge
BuzzFeed and Elan Gale's Internet hoax: Too good to check.
How Facebook could kill the new wave of viral media
Cicero’s Twitter: Tom Standage on the forgotten history of social media | The Verge
Google takes aim at Microsoft and Amazon with its Cloud Platform | The Verge
The Elan Gale internet hoax sums up all that is rotten about our online lives | Hadley Freeman | Comment is free | The Guardian - And then it transpired on Monday night, after several days of self-defensive self-righteousness from Gale, that he had made the whole thing up. Incidentally, Gale is 30. Not 13. Thirty. (everyone is a troll +"eat my dick, Dianne")
Kiev Protests Draw Over 300,000 People To March Against Regime - The mass rally in central Kiev defied a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a political and economic agreement with the European Union. (Putin's pay-off proves costly)
Kiev anti-government protesters remain in control in parts of city | World news | theguardian.com - Police keep their distance as Viktor Yanukovych's government ponders next move
Twitter / YourAnonNews: Drones yield the best views ... - of #UkraineProtests yet -
Biden arrives in Japan to try to heal rift over China's air defence zone | World news | theguardian.com - Vice-president to reassure Pacific allies of American support • Japanese and US air authorities at odds over civilian flights
Top Syrian officials involved in war crimes – UN investigators | World news | theguardian.com - President Bashar al-Assad among those linked to evidence of crimes against humanity in civil war, says human rights official
No respite for Qatar's migrant workers, international trade union finds | World news | theguardian.com - Delegation finds 'no improvement in living and working conditions' of migrants building world cup infrastructure
Croatia Votes To Ban Gay Marriage - 65 percent of those who voted answered "yes" to the referendum question: "Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?" About 34 percent voted against.
Teen arrested for Clutha helicopter online comments - The Scotsman - A 16-year-old male has been arrested for allegedly posting sectarian and racist comments online in the wake of the Glasgow helicopter crash. (no free speech for you in super-nanny-state Scotland)
Orsenfelt comments on 16 year old arrested for online comments following #Clutha helicopter crash
US Citizen Charged Under UAE Cybercrime Decree | Electronic Frontier Foundation - A US citizen has become the first foreigner to be charged under the United Arab Emirates' "cybercrime" decree for a satirical video about young people in Dubai. (why we need a cybercommand to command our cyber squads)
NSA files: what's a little spying between old friends? | World news | The Guardian - By targeting allies and enemies alike, the 'Five Eyes' club of English-speaking powers have eroded trust on the world stage
What now for the surveillance state? | World news | The Guardian - Even GCHQ and the NSA know their work may not be sustainable without a proper debate about their power
The long arm of US law: what next for Edward Snowden? | World news | The Guardian - The US will chase the NSA whistleblower wherever he tries to go, and if he ends up in an American court, he may not be free for decades ... America would "do everything in its power short of snatching him from Russia to try to have Edward Snowden put on trial in the US"
Edward Snowden revelations prompt UN investigation into surveillance | World news | The Guardian - UN's senior counter-terrorism official says revelations 'are at the very apex of public interest concerns' (should settle the debate)
The privacy of ordinary Australians is under serious threat | Geoffrey Robertson | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Intelligence representatives offered to share the confidential data of law-abiding Australians with international partners. In this Orwellian climate, who will guard the guardians? (mu-hahaha)
The Real War on Reality - NYTimes.com - If there is one thing we can take away from the news of recent weeks it is this: the modern American surveillance state is not really the stuff of paranoid fantasies; it has arrived.
Revealed: How Corporations Spy on Activists | Alternet - “common aspect of intelligence work: deception. That is, it is involved not just with the concealment of reality, but with the manufacture of it.”
The war on democracy | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com - How corporations and spy agencies use "security" to defend profiteering and crush activism
Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor | Occupy.com - Serbia’s Srdja Popovic is known by many as a leading architect of regime changes in Eastern Europe and elsewhere since the late-1990s, and as one of the co-founders of Otpor!, the U.S.-funded Serbian activist group which overthrew Slobodan Miloševic in 2000.
20121116 (AE 339 ENC 01) Log of Unclassified Emails (with Emails) - CCIU seize copies of Manning's books with highlights and underlines, including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Obama hates terror-symp Jane Austen)
Clueless French Court Orders Search Engines To Disappear Entire Sites For Copyright Infringement | Techdirt
China’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Seeks Recognition for Currency - Bloomberg
Silk Road Competitor Shuts Down And Another Plans To Go Offline After Claimed $6 Million Theft - Forbes - by one of its sellers who found a security vulnerability in the site.
Did One of the Silk Road's Successors Just Commit the Perfect Bitcoin Scam? | Motherboard
Bitcoins stolen from the users of Sheep Market Place? | Hacker News
YourFreeProxy Is Caught Installing A Toolbar That Mines Bitcoin On The Sly | TechCrunch
Can OpenGov's Madison Platform Change the Surveillance State? | Motherboard - Last week, the non-partisan, non-profit OpenGov Foundation and US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) announced they are using the Madison lawmaking software to help craft the USA Freedom Act, a National Security Agency (NSA) reform bill.
NSA Sent Home Talking Points for Employees to Use in Conversations with Family & Friends During Holidays | The Dissenter (still trotting out the 54 plots bullshit)
Is the use of unmanned military drones ethical or criminal? - video debate | Comment is free | theguardian.com
Amazon to deliver by drone? Don't believe the hype | James Ball | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Jeff Bezos's 'plan' for drone deliveries is little more than a publicity stunt – timed for the biggest online shopping day of the year (bombs to your front door +shoot them down games
‘Paper Tiger’ at the Pentagon - Glenn Thrush - politico Magazine - For months, Chuck Hagel has played a secretary on defense. Is this his punch-back moment? (meaning, against any cuts to huge military budget because readiness for infinite war)
The Affordable Care Act v. Supreme Court, Round 2 - Diving into the two contraception-mandate cases the high court will hear this term: Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (get ready for Scalia to fuck the country again)
The Rise Of Obamacare McCarthyism (transtemporal twins)
House Only Working 8 More Days This Year - The House had 239 days off scheduled during 2013, and they have even more off days scheduled for next year. (high-paid moochers)
The Supreme Court confronts the line between free speech and security with protester’s case - The Washington Post - But the line at issue in his free-speech case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday is real and tangible — painted in thick green on a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway.
6 U.S. Cities That Criminalize Homelessness | Care2 Causes
Henry A. Giroux | The Politics of Disimagination and the Pathologies of Power - The Violence of Neoliberalism
This Is Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality...: Rise of the Machines?: From the Inaugural "Uncharted" (the Anglo-Saxon sadism disease)
Sheriff’s Department hired officers with histories of misconduct - Los Angeles Times - Despite background investigations that revealed wrongdoing, incompetence, or poor performance, the department still hired dozens of problem applicants in 2010, internal records show.
Rochester Teens Arrested For Obstructing The Sidewalk While Waiting For School Bus | ThinkProgress (while black)
Private Prison Company Allegedly Put 73-Year-Old Grandmother In Solitary Confinement For 34 Days | ThinkProgress - the prison was prescribing her Zantac, which is known to cause false positives for methanphetamine. Lester reportedly offered to pay for a blood test to prove she was clean, but was put in solitary confinement instead. (no rigged system there)
Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing - Slashdot (yeah, they can arrest you for the non-possession of drugz as well)
Department of Justice funds 'pre-crime' and face recognition research for state and local police | Privacy SOS
Government Chemist Tampered With 40,000 Cases, Locking Countless Innocent Americans in Prison | Filming Cops (just a bad apple in the corrupt barrel of the war on some drugz and the poor people who use them)
DEA to Create Pot Concentrate Code | High Times (strabismis)
Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita by Aldous Huxley - The Phora - These false and historically, aberrant and heretical doctrines are now systematically taught in our schools and repeated, day in, day out, by those anonymous writers of advertising copy who, more than any other teachers, provide European and American adults with their current philosophy of life. And so effective has been the propaganda that even professing Christians accept the heresy unquestioningly and are quite unconscious of its complete incompatibility with their own or anybody else’s religion.
Aldous Huxley on Man's Inherent Inner Conflict - YouTube
Diesel Exhaust Responsible for Thousands of Lung Cancer Deaths | EcoWatch - An estimated 6 percent of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and the United Kingdom—11,000 deaths per year—may be due to diesel exhaust, according to a new study.
In praise of viciousness: the case for negative reviews. Plus: links to ten classic hatchet jobs! by Kathleen Geier | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly
Not Just Bad Sex - Kathy Pollitt wrote this review for the 10/4/93 New Yorker about Katie Roiphe's "The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism on Campus".
I Am The Cosmos | Welcome To Grigr - Impolitic, by Molly Ivins - “So write about Camille Paglia,” suggested the editor. Like any normal person, I replied, “And who the hell might she be?” (seminal slut-shaming rape-defending and epic takedown +wrong side of statistics)
Tool use in crocodylians: crocodiles and alligators use sticks as lures to attract waterbirds | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific American Blog Network
ANON122342124124 comments on [50/50] Me And My Mrs Making Sweet, Sweet Love! (NSFW) | A Guy And A Dolphin Making Sweet, Sweet Love! (NSFW)
Nocontext: Classic lines from other posts
Even With Context
In praise of viciousness: the case for negative reviews. Plus: links to ten classic hatchet jobs! by Kathleen Geier | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly
Cartoonist Donna Barstow Reappears To Generate More Negative Press While Attempting To Stifle Year-Old Negative Press | Techdirt (you're doing it totally wrong and the internet is a karma machine)
American and Delta notify China of flights through disputed zone | World news | theguardian.com - Airlines confirm compliance with government advice a day after China scrambles jets in answer to US and Japanese planes
50 killed in air strikes on Syria's Al-Bab: NGO - Yahoo News
Kiev Protests Draw Over 100,000 People To March Against Regime - More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.
Egypt: Police Use Tear Gas On Protesters
Leaked paper reveals UN split over war on drugs | World news | theguardian.com - Latin American nations call for treatment strategy, claiming UN's prohibition stance plays into hands of paramilitary groups (Obama tough on drugz in his terror-factory)
Bangkok protesters make 'final push' to topple Yingluck Shinawatra | World news | theguardian.com - Week of demonstrations against government turn violent, with two people killed during mass rally at university sports stadium
French MPs vote to impose fines on prostitutes' customers | World news | theguardian.com - Legislation shifts criminal responsibility from prostitutes to clients, following Sweden's example
Bali talks are make or break for World Trade Organisation | World news | theguardian.com - The WTO will cease to exist as a forum for serious trade liberalisation talks if countries fail to reach agreement this week
Shock four-country poll reveals widening gulf between Britain and EU | Politics | The Observer - Poll of France, Germany, Poland and the UK shows British hostile to EU, and other nations hostile to Britain
Al-Qaida: US committed 'crime of piracy' by kidnapping Abu Anas al-Liby | World news | theguardian.com - Former spokesman for Osama bin Laden demands revenge for October capture of Islamist militiaman in Libya (another part of Obama's terror factory)
Protests outside Qatari embassy in Cairo - Middle East - Al Jazeera English - Qatari and Turkish flags burned in first demonstration apparently permitted after introduction of strict protest law.
The Co-op scandal: drugs, sex, religion … and the humiliation of an idealist movement | Business | The Observer - purchases of Class A substances ranging from cocaine to ketamine and his hopes for a "drug-fuelled gay orgy".
Who Is Watching the Watch Lists? - NYTimes.com - Yet the federal government’s main terrorist watch list has grown to at least 700,000 people, with little scrutiny over how the determinations are made or the impact on those marked with the terrorist label. (no due process because terror and you can't get off))
Protestors Shine Light on Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Secret Corporate Coup | EcoWatch - The Sierra Club has said the TPP would result in an “explosion of fracking.” Public Citizen called it a “corporate power tool of the one percent.” And, in a letter signed by more than 130 Democratic members of Congress, Rep. DeLauro (D-CT) and Rep. Miller (D-CA) described the TPP as “weakening … buy America provisions, providing extraordinary investor-state privileges, and restricting access to lifesaving medicines in developing nations.”
Eschaton: Where All The Waste Is - Sure defense contractors are robbing us all blind, but we really need to cut the salary of the grunts. (says the 1% at the NYT editior board)
NY Times Editorial Board Offers Their Very Serious People Bona Fides | MyFDL - . It seems whichever member of the Editorial Board that authored this, thinks the military members are not “sacrificing” enough so pay and benefits need to be “on the table.” (this reeks of Keller)
America Is 'Less Safe' Than 2 Years Ago, Intelligence Committee Chairs Say - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she believed that there are now more terrorists with the technological means to carry out a bombing in the U.S. ... "I think terror is up worldwide," said Feinstein (2 trillion dollars and the shredding of the Constituion later, they call for even moe idiocy)
Feinstein and Rogers say terrorism threat to US is increasing | World news | theguardian.com - House intelligence committee leader uses appearance to bemoan effect of leaks on US surveillance programmes (DiFucker will legalize their own bullshit)
Britain targets Guardian newspaper over intelligence leaks related to Edward Snowden - The Washington Post - Britain targets Guardian newspaper over intelligence leaks related to Edward Snowden
Berners-Lee blasts surveillance as a threat to democracy | PCWorld
Pressure builds on Boehner for NSA vote | TheHill - Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has defended the NSA's spying programs, but a growing bloc of his conference is signing on to a bill that would end the NSA's practice of collecting records on virtually all U.S. phone calls, which was revealed in leaks by Edward Snowden.
Digital era confounds the courts - Tal Kopan - politico.com (stuck in the '90's)
This Princeton professor is building a Bitcoin-inspired prediction market | The Verge
Four dead and 63 injured in New York passenger train derailment | World news | theguardian.com - Fire Department of New York says 11 in critical condition after accident in Bronx near Spuyten Duyvil station
Bernie Sanders for president? by Kathleen Geier | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - “I personally have Clinton fatigue, noting that it was a Clinton team that has been running Obama’s economics,” said Lawrence Mishel, president of the labor-backed Economic Policy Institute. “A Clinton administration seems like a continuation of the same team.” (16 yrs of failure) Bernie Sanders is clearly saying that if Elizabeth Warren doesn’t jump into the 2016 Democratic primary, he will.
Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama - NYTimes.com - an insular White House that did not initially appreciate the magnitude of its self-inflicted wounds, and sought help from trusted insiders as it scrambled to protect Mr. Obama’s image. (it's always all about "image" which makes his "image" look very bad; Obama's core problem: image over competence)
HealthCare.gov team claims victory: 'We have met the goal' | TheHill
The Biggest News in the Healthcare.gov Report: Just How Bad It Was - Garance Franke-Ruta - The Atlantic - In order to boast how far the federal site has come, HHS laid out how bad it used to be.
W.H.: Obamacare site now works for 'vast majority' - Brett Norman and Jennifer Haberkorn - politico.com
White House says Obamacare website 'will work smoothly' after fixes | World news | theguardian.com - Troubleshooter Jeff Zients marks deadline for federal fix by saying 'we are night and day from where we were on 1 October'
Officer accused of refusing to ID himself, take off mask during Obamacare protest - Sun Sentinel - He told police he was protesting Obamacare, but still he "was asked several times to remove his mask and produce some form of identification or tell us his name," according to the incident report. "He refused each time."
Harold Meyerson: If corporations have rights, they also should have duties - The Washington Post ("We, The corporations" and "You, the Slaves")
Having a child is nothing like deciding to buy a Porsche | Martha Fineman | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Greg Mankiw (free market! - they actually think like this - ideolonomics)
MMT for Toddlers | New Economic Perspectives
U.S. Student Homelessness Up 10% Since Last Year « naked capitalism - On Bill Moyers last week, Henry Giroux talked about how our political system is willing to throw young people on the trash heap: Zygmunt Bauman, calls them the zero generation: zero jobs, zero hope, zero possibilities, zero employment
The Need for Listening and Empathy in Journalism | Free Press - Two recent blog posts raise this question: Just how often do news organizations actually listen to their communities? (they expect their communities to listen to them)
Jan Brewer Under Fire Over Her Administration's Child Abuse Failures - her administration ignored thousands of child abuse and neglect reports that prompted calls for her to replace her hand-picked leader of the state's social services agency.
6 U.S. Cities That Criminalize Homelessness | Care2 Causes
The Steubenville Rape Case You Haven't Heard About | ThinkProgress - Newsweek reports that half of those charges, including the charge of failing to report child abuse, are actually related to a separate alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl that occurred months before the more high-profile incident.
PLOS Pathogens: Highly Significant Antiviral Activity of HIV-1 LTR-Specific Tre-Recombinase in Humanized Mice
Why are more women having mastectomies? - Features - Health & Families - The Independent - There was no reconstruction. Women were savaged by surgeons who didn't give a monkeys about their long-term care or looks. Stick a couple of pairs of socks in your bra and you'll be fine, they said.
Vermeer’s Secret Tool: Testing Whether The Artist Used Mirrors and Lenses to Create His Realistic Images | Vanity Fair - a camera obscura
Vermeer: Master of Light: The Music Lesson, Part 2 | ArtBabble
Levin Rodriguez - Vermeer Artwork
"The Last Text." It profiled four crashes, three of them fatal, believed to have been caused by the typing of banal messages like "Yeah," "LOL" and "Where u at
(1) Cheliotis, L. K. (2013) ‘Neoliberal Capitalism and Middle-Class Punitiveness: Bringing Erich Fromm’s “Materialistic Psychoanalysis” to Penology’, Punishment & Society 15(3): 247-273. | Leonidas Cheliotis - Academia.edu - Why is it that imprisonment has undergone an explosive growth in the USA and Britainover the last three decades against the background of falling crime rates in bothcountries? And why has this development met with a significant and escalating degreeof support among the public?
FDL Book Salon Welcomes E. Fuller Torrey, American Psychosis: How The Federal Government Destroyed The Mental Illness Treatment System | Book Salon
China's largest desert freshwater lake shrinking faster than ever | Environment | theguardian.com - Hongjiannao Lake has been disappearing since the 1970s but has now shrunk by almost one-third since 2009 (desertification of China)
Vice President Biden Tries To Keep U.S. Focus On Asia - In meetings with leaders in Japan, China and South Korea, the vice president will seek to show that while the administration has been preoccupied with Mideast flare-ups and a series of domestic distractions, the U.S. remained determined to be a Pacific power. ("flare-ups" = ten years of tragic, useless, very expensive wars)
Coalition apologizes for killing Afghan child, seeks to shore up prospects of security deal - The Washington Post
U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologizes for civilian death, injuries - latimes.com (Obama: "the little fucker was a terrorist-in-training")
Israel-Palestine: Enough Negotiations Already! - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants negotiations with the Palestinians to continue for decades to come. But the Palestinian leadership would be foolish to go along with this charade (they've been running this scam for decades)
Israeli Police Attack Large Anti-Prawer Protests In Haifa | PopularResistance.Org - Protests took place on both sides of the Green Line as well as worldwide, as Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals protested in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and in at least 14 other countries in Europe and the Arab World against the plan to forcibly relocate tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins.
Cayman Islands agrees to report US citizens’ offshore assets under controversial law — RT Business - “My husband cannot understand why Americans are so offended by having their personal emails and phone calls monitored by the (National Security Agency) yet are very comfortable requiring a Canadian to hand over their bank account data, which is far more sensitive,” said Ruth Anne Freeborn, an expat who has lived in Ontario for over 30 years.
Christian leaders rage at naming of gay US ambassador to Dominican Republic | World news | theguardian.com - A Catholic cardinal, Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, waded in several times and at a press conference referred to "faggots and lesbians".
Turkish Hackers Hacks official Vodafone Iceland website, leaks 77,000 accounts and SMS logs – HackRead – Latest Cyber Crime – Information Security – Hacking News
Alleged member of RedHack ‘Taylan’ sent to prison, RedHack denies affiliation, vows to take revenge – HackRead – Latest Cyber Crime – Information Security – Hacking News
Evidence authorities are threatening to take children from anti-fracking Protesters ! | World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum. - The following video shows how a protester in an anti-fracking protest being questioned and followed by a member of Multi-Agency Unit, the connotations is that the social service worker is threatening the parents right to have a family (UK)
Grand corruption is ‘crime against humanity’ - lawmakers
The Sun on Sunday lied about me last week. Have they learned nothing? | Comment is free | The Guardian - the Sun inflicted by falsely claiming that I cheated on my girlfriend, in the context of such awesome corruption, is a pale liver-spot on the back of Murdoch's glabrous claw. Still though, it's a tiny part of the demon's dermatology and as such, connected to all the other pestilence ... Rupert Murdoch, an animatronic al-Qaida recruitment poster (you go, Russell)
We are often asked to 'step aside' at US borders. It's not making anyone safer | Rifat Malik | Comment is free | theguardian.com - The US security system can't be working when immigration officials are wasting time repeatedly stopping innocent people (Obama's tough-on-brown-people stance)
Fair Trials International group urges reforms for Interpol arrests - The Washington Post - The case of a Russian environmental activist who fled the country but was later arrested, despite finding sanctuary in Finland, reveals how political motives can sometimes improperly influence international police work, a London-based group said this week.
End the N.S.A. Dragnet, Now - NYTimes.com - By Ron Wyden, Mark Udall And Martin Heinrich
NSA, Cyber Command leadership should be split up, officials advocate - The Washington Post (which will do nothing as long as they are both run by the military)
The debate continues on Edward Snowden: hero or traitor | Jeff Jarvis | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Recall that 155 Manhattan Project scientists petitioned Truman to not use the bomb on Japan. They were too late. Will we be? - Official means of oversight of American and British spying have failed. So we are left with the protection of last resort: the conscience of the individual who will resist abuse of power or expose it once it is done ... • Executive-branch oversight is by all appearances nonexistent. (Obama is "overseeing" it, all right)
NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts | World news | The Guardian - Agency given more than 200 numbers by government official • NSA encourages departments to share their 'Rolodexes' • Surveillance produced 'little intelligence', memo acknowledges
Dutch intelligence agency AIVD hacks internet forums - nrc.nl - The Dutch intelligence service - AIVD - hacks internet web forums to collect the data of all users. The majority of these people are unknown to the intelligence services and are not specified as targets when the hacking and data-collection process starts
Conservative MP’s statement made in House on the CBC paying for stolen NSA documents | BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all... - Greenwald is a Brazilian based former porn industry executive, now assisting Edward Snowden leak national security information.
CBC pays former porn promoter for 'spy scoop' | Canada | News | Toronto Sun - On his own blog, Greenwald wrote that the CBC paid him $1,500 for the story, which came from documents that only he has.
TwitLonger — - Where are the Missing #Manning Closed Session Transcripts which Judge Lind Ordered the Prosecution and USG to Produce in an Expedited Fashion? ("expedited" = some time in the next 20 years)
Eschaton: Every Villager Pundit Upon Hitting A Certain Age - Decides that what the country really needs is mandatory military service for people younger than them. Mandatory "service and sacrifice." In the military. For other people. (Milbank)
Catholic Church Has Been 'Outmarketed' On Gay Marriage, Says New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan - and has been "caricatured as being anti-gay." (how did that happen?)
Obama Gets A Second Shot At Getting Health Care Reform Right (Pres Above-it-All)
Mitch McConnell: Republicans Need To 'Stand Up To' Conservatives 'Giving Conservatism A Bad Name' (oh, those "Conservatives")
San Francisco Bay View » The Dallas 6 Case: Solitary confinement on trial in a US courtroom - The trial of the Dallas 6 is set to begin on Dec. 9, 2013, in the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,
Milky Way Galaxy's Oldest Brown Dwarfs Discovered | Astronomy | Sci-News.com - They are moving at speeds of 100-200 km per second, much faster than normal stars and other brown dwarfs and are thought to have formed when our Galaxy was very young, more than 10 billion years ago.
Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram's utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm | VentureBeat | Dev | by John Koetsier
Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram's utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm : technology
Arielle Scarcella, Vlogger, Releases 'Lesbians Explain: Why Straight Girls Love Lesbian Porn - According to Scarcella's video, a whopping 50 percent of lesbian porn site subscriptions are purchased by straight women -- and apparently it's all about girls wanting more oral sex!
What moment completely shattered you, ruined you, or broke your heart completely? [Serious] : AskReddit
Redditors who got married too soon, what did you find out about your SO after it was too late? : AskReddit
I had a brief sexual relationship with my stepmother. AMA : casualiama
IAMA Man who had a sexual relationship with his mother. (Probably NSFW) : reddit.com
Have you ever called 911? If yes, why? : AskReddit
What's a reddit joke you don't understand? : AskReddit
We_Are_Legion comments on Islam Is Easy: Don't Make It Hard For Yourself
Facebook reveals friends list even when it’s set to private | Naked Security (depends how you define "private")
US has already broken its promises on civilian deaths, says Afghanistan | World news | theguardian.com - Nato airstrike that killed two women and a child comes as Hamid Karzai continues to stall on signing security pact (deep-state puppet Obama's ongoing war-crimes)
Boycott Israel (Zionist opinion control system)
4 Quick Hypotheses on Why China Suddenly Declared this New Air Defense Zone » Duck of Minerva
China's dispatch of jets ratchets up tension over air defence zone | World news | theguardian.com - Analysts fear China may have miscalculated international reaction but cannot step back after raising domestic expectations
Tribesmen blow up Yemen' oil export pipeline - Middle East - Al Jazeera English - Attackers strike one of the country's main sources of foreign currency, according to state news agency Saba.
Photographs Tell a History of Palestinians Unmoored - NYTimes.com (NYT couldn't find any actual Palestinians to quote so they went with Israelis)
Brazil World Cup host city Natal seethes at cost | World news | The Guardian - "There are no big football teams here – the biggest team gets gates of around 5,000 and we're building a 42,000-seater World Cup stadium."
Nigeria sharia police smash 240,000 bottles of beer - Yahoo News - Police enforcing Islamic law in Nigeria's city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed "immoral" in the area.
Time Magazine Official twitter account and time person of the year voting poll Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army. ~ Techworm
General Joseph Dunford Calls Hamid Karzai To Apologize For Afghan Drone Strike (but that won't stop anything, again)
For Nearly Two Decades the Nuclear Launch Code at all Minuteman Silos in the United States Was 00000000 (top secret idiocy; Pentagon didn't want any codes at all)
Greenwald to BBC: Journalists must investigate the Powerful in Gov’t since they Lie to the People (BBC Surprised) | Informed Comment - Glenn Greenwald on the BBC’s Hardtalk seems to surprise the anchor by asserting that journalists need to investigate the powerful since the latter tend to lie to the people. (shocking news to the BBC, of course)
Newstalk - 'We're proud of what Chelsea's done' - 'What ever happened to the people in that helicopter?' asks Sharon. 'Were they ever reprimanded? Were they punished? In this country if you go around killing people you're locked up. Seems like there's one set of rules for Chelsea and another set of rules for them. '
Microsoft, Yahoo Upgrades Shows Snowden Won, Obama Failed - Bloomberg (President Let's Keep Everything a Secret)
Warrantless Surveillance Continues to Cause Fallout - NYTimes.com - The Justice Department has notified a Somali-American man who was convicted this year of trying to detonate a bomb in Portland, Ore., that his trial included evidence derived from warrantless wiretapping, a move that could disrupt plans to sentence him next month. (Verrilli lied to SC)
NSA files – live coverage of all developments and reaction | World news | theguardian.com - Oversight of agencies should be increased - ex-DPP • Opposition shock in Canada over NSA spying on G8 and G20
The NSA's Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic - Its targets extend beyond suspected terrorists—and some rhetoric that the First Amendment would protect is singled out. (Ospy)
UT Documents: Wall Street Journal's Alistair MacDonald "reports" an outright lie - The Wall Street Journal's Toronto-based reporter, Alistair MacDonald, last night published what can only be described as an outright lie. Here's what he claimed:
? Cryptoparties and how to protect your data - YouTube
Techies Vs. NSA: Encryption Arms Race Escalates
The Daily Dot - Anonymous is winning its Craigslist battle against Scientology - Anonymous’ campaign against Church of Scientology recruiting attempts on Craigslist is a success, a member of the hacking collective told the Daily Dot.
Beyond Bitcoin: A Guide to the Most Promising Cryptocurrencies | Motherboard
White House delays small business healthcare market by one year | World news | theguardian.com - Officials said delayed launch of small employers' site driven partly by need to divert resources to fixing main public website (Oblunder)
Obamacare Is Not a 'Train Wreck' - Garance Franke-Ruta - The Atlantic - The problem with Republicans' metaphor of choice
Obamacare’s Secret Success - NYTimes.com - In fact, the slowdown in health costs has been dramatic.
Despite Filibuster Limits, a Door Remains Open to Block Judge Nominees - NYTimes.com - “The blue slip rule for judges has been more problematic than the filibuster, in part because it is a silent, unaccountable veto.”
Florida Tea Party Leader Bashes Gay GOP Group - Danita Kilcullen, the founder of a Florida Tea Party group, accused the Florida Republican party of being taken over by "gay thugs."
Pipeline explosion sends fireball 300 feet into air | fox4kc.com - An overnight explosion at the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company near Hughesville, Mo., in Pettis County lit up the sky for miles early Friday morning. Fox 4 viewers from more than 30 miles away reported seeing the fireball in the sky.
Deadline looms on undetectable guns | TheHill - Guns that cannot be detected by X-ray machines will no longer be banned if Congress does not renew the decades-old prohibition by Dec. 9. (what could go wrong?)
Michael O'Hanlon Op-Ed Ignore Hamid Karzai - Declare Victory And Get Out - Esquire - Michael O'Hanlon, whose holiday was ruined because only one of the pet wars for which he helped shill is still going on, has unlimbered his startlingly military-service-free resume again and co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times wherein he makes yet another pitch to be recognized as the lost Bundy brother.
? Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - YouTube
? Eric Clapton - While my guitar gently weeps (HQ)(Concert for George) - YouTube
Muslim scholar Reza Aslan: Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin would call Jesus a ‘Marxist’ | The Raw Story - Religious scholar Reza Aslan said American conservatives are basing their criticism of recent comments made by Pope Francis on a “profoundly unhistorical view of Jesus.” (gun-toting dinosaur-riding gay-hating capitalist)
Noam Chomsky: Modern universities designed to ‘deprive you of your freedom’ | The Raw Story - “In fact,” he continued, “one of the main effects of the sharp increase in tuition is just indoctrination and control.”
No, Daily Caller, A Meteorologist Survey Does Not Contradict Climate Consensus | Blog | Media Matters for America (weathermen who work for Fox are "climate scientists")
Scientists find aggressive new strain of HIV - Europe - Al Jazeera English - Patients infected with new HIV strain develop AIDS over two years faster than those with other versions of the virus.
10 animals that live the longest | MNN - Mother Nature Network
College Textbooks Could Be Free Under Legislation Introduced In Congress - The bill, named the "Affordable College Textbook Act," was filed by Durbin and Franken earlier this month. A complimentary bill was drafted in the House by Reps. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas) and George Miller (D-Calif.).
100 Notable Books of 2013 - NYTimes.com
Three unpublished J.D. Salinger stories leak online | The Verge - How did 'Three Stories' end up in the suburbs of London?
New Books by J.D. Salinger to be Published : books
Nicholson Baker’s best advice: Writers must write every day - Salon.com - Trust Me on This: A writer needs focus and to really put in the work. The acclaimed novelist shares his top tips
Books are still most durable way to store information - Salon.com - That hard disk may not be as fail proof as you think, and CDs can degrade in as little as ten years
Why I can’t stop reading Mormon housewife blogs - Salon.com
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s ex-husband has ‘no proof’ she took drugs | The Raw Story
Court Orders Google, Microsoft & Yahoo to Make Pirate Sites Disappear | TorrentFreak - In order to protect the copyrights of film producers, the High Court of Paris has concluded a 2011 case by ordering Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to completely de-list 16 video streaming sites from their search results.
Thanksgiving is Bullshit – The New Inquiry - Also, obviously, the holiday is a racist and nationalist celebration of American manifest destiny, an expression of gratitude for God’s gift of “America” to the (white) people who arrived and took it by force from the (non-white) people who were living there.
Asia Times Online :: US diplomatic iceberg spotted near China
China Military Sends Fighter Jets Into Disputed Air Space Over East China Sea - The move raises the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea over the zone. Japan and South Korea sent their own military aircraft through the air space on Thursday.
Japan and South Korea defy Chinese air defence zone | World news | theguardian.com - Tokyo says patrol planes will continue to operate over East China Sea, and Seoul says navy plane flew over disputed rock
Two U.N. experts express concern over limits to Japan's secrets bill - UPI.com - At issue is whether the Special Secrets Bill establishes overly broad grounds for secrecy and includes "serious threats to whistle-blowers and even journalists reporting on secrets," said Frank La Rue, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression.
Japan Reacts to Fukushima Crisis By Banning Journalism | Zero Hedge - 2 weeks after the Fukushima accident, we reported that the government responded to the nuclear accident by trying to raise acceptable radiation levels and pretending that radiation is good for us.
Vietnam Announces Fines for Citizens who Criticize the Government on Social Media | technoblimp - Under the provisions of a law passed earlier this week, the Vietnamese Government will now issue fines of 100 million dong (about $4,740) for anyone who criticizes the government on social media.
Anonymous DDoS attack snowballs, affects several Microsoft services - SC Magazine - “The DDoS attack was launched in response to Taiji...Operation Killing Bay OR #OpKillingBay,” according to the post. Operation Killing Bay is an initiative protesting the slaughter of dolphins in the village of Taiji in Japan – a controversial topic that has gained a lot of coverage in recent years.
Pakistani Political Party Escalates Resistance Against US Drone Strikes By Naming CIA Station Chief | The Dissenter
Phone-hacking trial shown Glenn Mulcaire's investigation whiteboards | UK news | theguardian.com - Boards featured diagrams, phone numbers, and names, including Rebekah Wade and Venus Williams
Stoning will not be brought back, says Afghan president | World news | theguardian.com - Hamid Karzai's government backs away from reintroduction of brutal punishment after outcry (US supported Taliban for years)
'Fight Club' producer says he spied for Israel | The Verge - Milchan said he has no regrets about his involvement with Israeli intelligence. "I did it for my country and I'm proud of it," he said.
? Glenn Greenwald "The Goal Of The U.S. Government Is To Eliminate ALL Privacy Globally!" - YouTube
Canada 'allowed NSA to spy on G8 and G20 summits' | World news | theguardian.com - Snowden documents 'reveal Canada spy operation'
How The FBI Actually Does Much Of The NSA's Spying, But Is Keeping That Quiet | Techdirt - from the like-they-don't-have-a-history-of-abuses? dept
NSA’s Targeting of Radical Muslims’ Porn Viewing Like Something Out of Hoover’s COINTELPRO | The Dissenter
Citizens Protest NSA Data Center | PopularResistance.Org - “When I learned that this one spy center uses 1.7 billion gallons of water to cool its servers, I was stunned. We live in a desert state, often under forced water restrictions. We have a situation where the government has taken a valuable, limited, and life supporting resource to use for the very purpose of undermining our rights–and our legislature let them get away with it.”
Doesn’t Eat, Doesn’t Pray and Doesn’t Love - NYTimes.com - The question of whether for-profit companies can claim a religious identity, one that exempts them from obeying a generally applicable law, is fully worthy of the attention the Supreme Court is about to give it (Linda, dear, a war on "modernity" IS a war on "women")
Disabled woman denied entry to U.S. after agent cites supposedly private medical details | Toronto Star - A Toronto woman is shocked after she was denied entry into the U.S. because she had been hospitalized for clinical depression.
Second Solar System Like Ours Discovered - It includes seven exoplanets orbiting a star with the small rocky planets close to their host star and the gas giant planets further away.
CNN and MSNBC lose almost half their viewers in one year | Hang The Bankers | He Who Controls the Money Supply, Controls the World - Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent.
Judge Orders Black Friday Protesters to Post a $10K Bond if Activity Disrupts Access to Walmart Property | MyFDL - “This is yet another move from Walmart to try to bend the law to its liking. Walmart has made it a practice to pursue over-the-top legal maneuvers to try to avoid hearing the real concerns of workers and community members,”
Police Shoot Toothless 16-Year-Old Family Dog During No-Knock Raid - informationliberation - the systemic formation of an American police state.
A Systemwide Failure | A Death in St. Augustine | FRONTLINE | PBS - A nine-month investigation by FRONTLINE and The New York Times found that law enforcement often downplays domestic violence allegations in their own ranks, letting abusers remain on their beats and victims fall through the cracks of the criminal justice system.
Students Attacked And Intimidated By UC Administration | Your Fellow Worker - The administration had gone to the Facebook accounts of the students and copied photos of them. The photos, stark in the black and white format in which they were sent out, reveal the extent to which Gary Ratcliff had gone to find our fellow students
Are We Overstating Alcohol’s Health Benefits? | Ten Miles Square | The Washington Monthly - Why the “Moderate drinking is good for what ails ya” theory has found such ready acceptance, while a comparable finding about moderate cannabis use and academic performance was ignored, is left as an exercise for the reader.
The 20 greatest Hunter S. Thompson quotes as voted by Goodreads : books
US govt caught using pirated software for military, settles for $50mn — RT USA
How to Talk Climate Change at Holiday Gatherings | EcoWatch
Poll: Americans Support Iran Deal By 2-To-1 Margin
The Terrible Consistency of Iran Hawks | The American Conservative - Hawks look at Iran as a foe to be forced into submission, and their opponents see it as a country with its own interests that can and should be accommodated within reason. No, I’d say there is a terrible consistency to the hawkish view.
Geneva Is Not “Worse Than Munich” | The American Conservative - Bret Stephens reaches new depths of foolishness: (they love killing other peoples' kids with their huge penises)
The Contributor | The Next Hot Trend? H&M Pledges Living Wages for Its Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh
The Daily Dot - RedHack counters arrests with an embarrassing hack - On Friday, 14 alleged members of RedHack, the prominent Turkish socialist hacking crew, were arrested and held without bail. But after a day in court and an embarrassing breach of a government website, all of the individuals involved have been released.
News from The Associated Press - a metal structure that buckled on part of the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed on Wednesday, causing significant damage and killing three people
US Army Doc on Syrian Electronic Army
UN gives green light to internet privacy resolution — RT News - The UN human rights committee unanimously passed a 'right to privacy' resolution sponsored by Germany and Brazil that protects the right to privacy against illegal surveillance, following revelations about NSA spying.
New Snowden docs show U.S. spied during G20 in Toronto - Politics - CBC News - Surveillance during 2010 summit 'closely co-ordinated with Canadian partner' CSEC
Illuminating The Billion Dollar U.S. Intelligence Budget: Project SpyLighter Documents NSA Surveillance Technology - Forbes
Drones Turned the CIA Into a Paramilitary Force, and There's (Probably) No Turning Back | Motherboard
The Feds Have No Idea Who's Flying Drones | Motherboard
NSA Contractors Are Literally Paying Off the Senators in Charge Of Keeping Them in Check - PolicyMic - the only "improvement" in the bill is for Feinstein's donors. (you've been Difucked)
Did the NSA target Microsoft too? - The Washington Post - This e-mail from Britain's Global Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to the National Security Agency suggests, but does not prove, that Microsoft may have been compromised by the same program used to access vast quantities of Google and Yahoo Internet traffic traveling between data centers.
Suspicious of NSA spying, Microsoft moves to encrypt Internet traffic - report — RT USA
Wall Street Journal Columnist Repeatedly Gets His Facts Wrong About NSA Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers' (program does back to MLK)
Twitter / CassandraRules: The real victim of the NSA ...
NSA 'collected details of online sexual activity' of Islamist radicals | World news | theguardian.com - Document leaked by Edward Snowden shows agency sought out 'vulnerabilities' such as looking at explicit material online
Ex-U.N. nuclear weapons inspector Scott Ritter charged in child-sex sting - NY Daily News (now we know where they got their information)
NSA planned to shame ‘radicalizers’ by revealing their porn-browsing history: report - NY Daily News - The latest document leaked by Edward Snowden reveals the National Security Agency sought to undermine the reputations of six people, including one U.S. person, who the agency believed incited terrorist activity through social media. Two of the targets could be smeared by targeting the hypocrisy of their public statements vs. their private 'online promiscuity.'
Chomsky v. Gellman on the Stasi | emptywheel - Noam Chomsky and Barton Gellman did a panel at an MIT Big Data conference. In the middle of it, they get into a quasi debate about whether the NSA is like the Stasi (this starts after 20:00).
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff - MIT linguist and peace activist Noam Chomsky has delivered what ought to be the coup de grace to what's left of the 9/11 conspiracy theories.
The Convert | This American Life - n 2006, a new convert showed up at a mosque in Orange County, California, eager to study the Koran and make new friends. But when he started acting odd and saying strange things, those friends got suspicious. To them, he was Farouk al-Aziz. But his real name was Craig Monteilh, and he was working undercover for the FBI.
Arms Trader 2009 | This American Life - The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man named Hemant Lakhani, whom they suspected of being an illegal arms dealer ... The only problem was, nothing in the sting was what it appeared to be. Including the missile.
ACLU Sues CIA for Reports on Its Torture Program | American Civil Liberties Union - to compel the CIA to release two reports about its post-9/11 program of rendition, secret detention, and torture of detainees. This illegal program was devised and authorized by officials at the highest levels of government, and five years after it officially ended, the American public still doesn't have the full story about some of the most devastating rights violations committed in its name.
Judge Halts Sentencing After Feds Admit They Failed To Reveal Use Of NSA Data | Techdirt - from the this-is-why-you-reveal-this-stuff-up-front dept
Definition of a “Radicalizer:” A Sunni Opponent to Unchecked US Power | emptywheel - Former NSA GC Stewart Baker characterizes them as “trying to recruit folks to kill Americans.”
In 2009, NSA Said It Had a “Present Example” of Abuse Similar to Project Minaret | emptywheel
Nearly 40 news outlets accuse Obama administration of limiting access | MCT National News | McClatchy DC (Obama classifies himself as top-super-secret)
Death and the NSA: Motherboard Meets Bruce Schneier | Motherboard
Why Reporters in the U.S. Now Need Protection - Last night, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the Burton Benjamin Memorial award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Here are his remarks.
‘We can’t rest’: Reporters in the U.S. need protection from the aggressive surveillance state | The Raw Story
Attempts to Silence Environmentalists Continue | EcoWatch - A recent report by human rights organization Global Witness documents the murders of more than 700 environmental and indigenous-rights activists over the past decade—more than one killing a week, on average (corporate death-squads)
The White House Is Secretly Hoping People Won't Try to Enroll in Obamacare This Weekend | Motherboard
Inside the Company That Bungled Obamacare (everything is political for Obama)
Krugman, on ObamaCare, Gets the Wrong Worm « naked capitalism
Well, Somebody’s Unprincipled Here - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Shorter Lambert:
The next chapter in postal privatization: Post Offices inside of Staples | Save the Post Office
Pentatonix Performs The A Cappella Version Of 'Little Drummer Boy' You've Been Waiting For
Los Angeles Considering Proposal To Ban Feeding Homeless People In Public | ThinkProgress
Ian Watkins: Ex-girlfriend warned cops FOUR years ago that he was a paedophile after Lostprophets singer made sick confession - Mirror Online - Joanna Majic said the depraved rocker's sexual fantasies became increasingly dark before he told her 'I want to abuse children'
New Mexico woman sues officers for macing her genitals — RT USA
The Side Effect Of Birth Control No One Ever Talks About
Chicago radioactive waste facility shutting down amid safety scandal — RT USA - A radioactive waste disposal facility near a small residential neighborhood outside Chicago was found guilty of multiple, potentially hazardous violations and will reportedly be shut down
Quantum Light Harvesting Hints at Entirely New Form of Computing | MIT Technology Review - Light harvesting in plants and bacteria cannot be properly explained by classical processes or by quantum ones. Now complexity theorists say the answer is a delicate interplay of both, an idea that could transform computation. (quantum plants and vegetable computers)
The Monsters that Lurk in Illuminated Texts « Tim Kane Books
Time To Move To Hong Kong: U.S. Internet Is Stupidly Slow, Report Finds (Obama has always hated the internets)
Creative Commons Issues an Update to its Copyright License Suite | Electronic Frontier Foundation
MillionShort - Imagine a search engine that simply removed the top 1 million most popular web sites from its index. What would you discover?
Pope Denounces Trickle-Down Economics 'Which Has Never Been Confirmed By The Facts' (Milton Friedman in hell)
US warplanes defy Chinese air defence rules with B-52 flyover of disputed area | World news | The Guardian - B-52 bombers 'not armed' over Senkaku Islands, US says
Arrests over China oil explosion | World news | theguardian.com - Nine detained after Sinopec pipeline leak and blast in Qingdao city killed at least 55 people and injured many more
White House threatens to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan | World news | The Guardian - Relations strained as diplomats clash with Afghan officials • US irritated by Karzai's decision not to sign security pact (just gtfo)
Rebekah Brooks unsure Andy Coulson could stay at No 10, hacking trial hears | UK news | theguardian.com - Brooks said to have told friend of David Cameron that press chief might not survive fallout from phone-hacking scandal
Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations | Bitcoin Litecoin Peercoin Namecoin Primecoin Novacoin Feathercoin Megacoin ProtoShares WorldCoin and more...
A Glimmer of Sense on Guantánamo - NYTimes.com - The Senate, in a little-noticed but positive move, voted last Tuesday to give President Obama new leeway to move toward closing the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Exclusive: Torturing Abu Zubaydah and the art of deception | Al Jazeera America - As guinea pig for 'enhanced interrogation,'? Gitmo captive ?had well-developed technique for misleading interrogators
UN advances surveillance resolution reaffirming 'human right to privacy' | World news | theguardian.com - Draft goes ahead despite US and UK concerns over language • Inquiry possible into impact of excessive government spying
Julian Assange lawyer calls on US to make formal decision on prosecution | Media | theguardian.com - Reports that US unlikely to pursue charges over Manning leak • WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in Ecuadorean embassy
WikiLeaks Reacts to Anonymous US Officials Claiming Julian Assange Isn’t Likely to Be Prosecuted | The Dissenter
The Daily Dot - Patriot Act author wants your help keeping NSA out of Patriot Act - It's not often that a congressman behind one of the most controversial bills in decades lets you go online and try to undo it, years later.
Microsoft, suspecting NSA spying, to ramp up efforts to encrypt its Internet traffic - The Washington Post
US Gov't Appears To Have Misled The Supreme Court About How The NSA Spied On Americans | Techdirt - It turns out that might not have been the only misrepresentation from Verrilli -- and this next one may be even bigger, involving misleading the Supreme Court on a loophole that allowed the NSA to spy on tens of thousands of Americans. (comments: "Donald Verrilli was a liar when he worked for the RIAA" ... it all makes sense now))
N.S.A. May Have Hit Internet Companies at a Weak Spot - NYTimes.com - But between the data centers — on Level 3’s fiber-optic cables that connected those massive computer farms — information was unencrypted and an easier target for government intercept efforts
Revealed: How corporate spooks spy on activists - Salon.com - A new report discusses some of the techniques. They can be devious
How the NSA Gave Me a Panic Attack Before Anyone Ever Heard of Snowden | Motherboard - Parents of every student that “liked” an anti-Scientology Facebook page created by a Chicago protester received a letter from a legal office informing them their son or daughter was part of a “terrorist organization.”
Whistleblower Dan Ellsberg reportedly robbed of two suitcases near EFF offices | Privacy SOS
CBS News' Lara Logan Taking Leave Of Absence Over Discredited '60 Minutes' Benghazi Report
Lara Logan's Mystery Man - The discredited ‘60 Minutes’ report on Benghazi has kicked off an intriguing game of Whodunit? (complete bullshit from the beginning and she knew)
CBS News' Lara Logan Taking Leave Of Absence Over Discredited '60 Minutes' Benghazi Report
CAIRO: Questions about ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi story go beyond Dylan Davies interview; CBS conducting ‘journalistic review’ | Middle East | McClatchy DC
Lara Logan’s Husband Was a Propagandist for the U.S. Military
CBS suspends Lara Logan over faulty Benghazi report | Media | theguardian.com - The review, by CBS standards and practices director Al Ortiz, also found that the reporting team failed to heed a "red flag" admission by a central source, and was hampered by its own blinkered search "from the start" for "a different angle." (than the truth)
Wonkbook: Is Obamacare turning the corner?
Big Day For Hobby Lobby by Ed Kilgore | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - [I]f the Court does take up one of the birth control refusal cases and eventually rules that a corporation has the same religious liberty rights as a person, the longer-term impact on corporate regulations could be sweeping.
US House passes bill charging $5000 to protest drilling (expensive speech now the rule)
Dad arrested after trying to pick kids up from school on foot instead of in a car | Grist - Apparently kids can be released to parents in cars or can take the bus home, but they are not allowed to walk home with their parents.
Get Castrated And We'll Talk, School Board Member Tells Students - “A Colorado school district continues to wrestle with fallout from the comments of a school board member toward transgender students.
Nigella Lawson took cocaine and other drugs every day for years, court told | UK news | The Guardian - Her former husband, Charles Saatchi, after hearing about the allegations of her drug use, described her as "Higella" in an angry email, part of which was read out in court. (so there was more to the story ...)
George Zimmerman in possession of five guns at time of recent arrest | World news | theguardian.com - George Zimmerman had five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him earlier this month on domestic violence charges, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Pirate Bay Founder Ordered to Take Down Russian Pirate Sites | TorrentFreak
Paul Carr talks about why NSFW Corp. failed — but also what it almost got right — Tech News and Analysis
The Daily Dot - Rigging Time's Person of the Year poll? All in a day's twerk
Fukushima's radioactive water to be dumped into Pacific Ocean | Vancouver Observer (time to evacuate the West Coast)
US and China must act on climate change rhetoric, says German minister | Environment | theguardian.com - Disappointed by lack of progress in Warsaw, Peter Altmaier demands concrete action from bigger industrialised nations
Trees Capture Particulate Matter From Road Exhaust | Chemical & Engineering News - Air Pollution: Young silver birch trees can trap particulates from street traffic, preventing them from landing inside homes
U.S. Methane Study Says Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates - Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Eschaton: I Learn Nothing - I doubt most of the people bloviating about Iran know any more than I do. Some of them, however, seem to think SMASH BAD GUY is only smart policy option ever.
Battle looms over Iran nuclear deal as Congress pushes back against Obama | World news | theguardian.com - Democratic and Republican opponents rush to discredit deal • Fight to kick off in earnest when Congress returns next week (Rethugs want more wars)
Iran Nuclear Programs Deal - The Long Shadow Of Iran Contra - Esquire - (Whether or not these deals were cut by officials of the Reagan campaign prior to the election -- in other words, whether or not Bill Casey et. al. committed something like treason by undermining American foreign policy in order to win an election -- is still very much an open question. But there were, ahem, precedents.)
Schumer on Iran sanctions: 'Whenever the Arab world, the Palestinians, have risen against us, we have risen to defeat them' ("the royal "we" meaning him and Netanfuckyu)
What Everyone Thinks of the Iranian Nuclear Deal -- Daily Intelligencer (if Boltan and Kristol are against it ...)
No More Mister Nice Blog - Right-wingers aren't grown-ups. They're overgrown children who are heroes of their own political fantasy stories. It's not enough for them to oppose a policy -- they have to persuade themselves that they're the only ones preventing the destruction of civilization as we know it.
Rabbi Goldberg, Can I Come Back Into the Tent? — Crooked Timber
Afghanistan: Reject Proposal to Restore Stoning | Human Rights Watch - Donors Should Withhold Funds if Law Passes - “It is absolutely shocking that 12 years after the fall of the Taliban government, the Karzai administration might bring back stoning as a punishment,” (all those dead people and all that money to bring back the Taliban - mission accomplished!)
Drone art: Death on a canvas - Features - Al Jazeera English - A generation of Pakistani artists focuses on expressing life under daily violence.
Thousands Converge on Fort Benning as SOA-Trained Repression Continues in Honduras | Earth First! Newswire - The 23rd annual rally to close the School of the Americas (now known as the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation”) (Obama's dirty hands)
Japan's PM demands China revoke claim to air zone over disputed islands | World news | theguardian.com - China, Japan and US exchange increasingly testy accusations, as airlines say they will have to notify China of flight plans
"Blood Avocados": The Dark Side of Your Guacamole | Vocativ (Obama hates avacados)
Rebekah Brooks said it was 'easy to listen to voicemails', hacking trial hears | UK news | theguardian.com - Eimear Cook, ex-wife of Colin Montgomerie, accused of lying under oath over statements made about lunch with Brooks
Special Report: The Pentagon's doctored ledgers conceal epic waste | Reuters
Kim Dotcom Links €20,000 Wikileaks Donation to Megaupload Raid | TorrentFreak - In the book Dotcom explains that he donated €20,000 to Wikileaks after the Collateral Murder video came out early 2010. It’s a controversial allegation, but Dotcom believes that it is no coincidence that the prosecutor who investigated Julian Assange was also appointed to the Megaupload case. (Big Content goes after terrorists; Obama is so corrupt)
The copyright industry should brace itself: the Kim Dotcom saga isn't over | David Fisher | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Kim Dotcom has caused carnage in New Zealand politics, and is set to challenge the music industry with his new website. He personifies the danger technology poses to copyright law
The Mystery of the Creepiest Television Hack | Motherboard (Max Headroom)
The Conservatives Are Using Cyberbullying to Normalize Online Surveillance | VICE Canada (this is all necessary to keep you safe)
How NSA Mass Surveillance is Hurting the US Economy | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Spooky Business - spookybusiness.pdf - Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations
Spies worry over doomsday cache stashed by ex-NSA contractor Snowden | Reuters - "The worst is yet to come," said one former U.S. official who follows the investigation closely.
Edward Snowden a 'hero' for NSA disclosures, Wikipedia founder says | World news | theguardian.com - Jimmy Wales calls for 'major re-evaluation' of NSA surveillance • 'I think that history will judge Snowden very favourably' (can't say the same for Obama)
NSA Director Offered To Resign After Edward Snowden Leaks: Report - Gen. Keith Alexander ... The Obama administration declined the offer. One former defense official told the newspaper that officials were concerned that Alexander's resignation would give Snowden a win. (and we can't have that)
Why Care About the N.S.A.? - Video - NYTimes.com
Is Bitcoin a Government Conspiracy? | Motherboard (looks like it)
Is Bitcoin about to change the world? | Technology | The Guardian
Majority of Silk Road's Bitcoins may remain unseized | Technology | theguardian.com - Four-fifths of the income received by the Silk Road boss, Dread Pirate Roberts, has not been seized by FBI, research shows
Hey, Alex Winter of Bill & Ted here. Directing a new movie called "Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and Silk Road." Ask me anything! : IAmA
Julian Assange unlikely to face U.S. charges over publishing classified documents - The Washington Post - because government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S. news organizations and journalists, according to U.S. officials.
Chelsea Manning on “Giving Thanks” | PopularResistance.Org
In Wake of Devastating DDoS Attack, Chronicle Staff Finds Solace in Works of Internet Anthropologists | The Internet Chronicle
? 11 Brutal Dictators Graduated from This US School - YouTube
NYPD Forced To Produce Muslim Surveillance Records - A federal judge ruled on Friday that targets of the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims can probe the department's files.
They Did It 86 Times To Every Other President Combined. 82 Times To Obama Alone. (Obstructlicans)
New Warning: Morning-After Pill Doesn't Work for Women Over 176 Pounds | Mother Jones - . Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively. (Plan B fails for average American woman over 20)
Tennessee Hearings Demonstrate Absurdities Of Asset Forfeiture - Task force director David Hicks then conceded that because the agents are funded by the money and property they seize from motorists and drug suspects, his cops "know that if the money dries up, then they don't have job."
More Than 600,000 Americans Are Homeless On Any Given Night (our Christian Nation)
Tami Door House Demo 11/24/13 #OpSafeWinter #OpXmas | Facebook - Repeal the Homeless Ban, otherwise known as the "Urban Camping Ban"
Government books $41.3 billion in student loan profits - Figures come as concerns mount about growing loan debt for students, graduates.
Rebirth Eludes Baltimore as Camden Reality Lags Promises - Bloomberg - Boosters of Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards, built at taxpayer cost of $210 million, promised the baseball stadium would lead an urban renaissance (you know what happened)
Four Adults Charged With Helping Cover Up The Steubenville Rape Case | ThinkProgress - That includes the school district’s superintendent, who is the only one to face felony charges ... The high school’s beloved head coach, who was accused of telling football players that he would protect the two rapists from any repercussions, is not facing any consequences from the grand jury.
Steubenville: four adults charged in Ohio rape case | World news | theguardian.com - School superintendent and three more people charged by grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in Ohio rape
? "What You Should Know About Drug Prohibition" | LearnLiberty - YouTube
4 'Magic' Phrases to Use if Cops Stop You with Pot | Alternet
Killfile comments on Why did the Nazis pick the swastika as the symbol for their party? - Why was being Aryan such a big deal to the Germans?
Book Review // Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh - Literati Co. - Literati Co.
Climate justice or a climate treaty—you can’t have both. - Climate justice will turn into a world-historical accounting of all the benefits and harms that all countries have imposed on all others—a futile debate if there ever was one. (not if Limbaugh and the Koch Bros are imprisoned)
World likely to have 11 trillionaires within two generations: Credit Suisse - The Tell - MarketWatch - It’s pretty disconcerting to see over two-thirds of the world’s adults have wealth of less than $10,000, while the wealthiest 0.7% hold 41% of the world’s wealth.
World powers reach nuclear deal with Iran to freeze its nuclear program - The Washington Post (France fails, Netanfuckyu pouts)
Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Deal A 'Historic Mistake'
Iran nuclear deal: joint plan of action - full document | World news | theguardian.com
Iran nukes: This is exactly the deal that Obama hoped to achieve in Geneva. - It's everything Obama hoped to achieve in Geneva.
Iran’s top officials hail nuclear deal as beginning of new era - The Washington Post
Sidelining the Warmongers by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Those who preferred Obama to Clinton because of the distinction in their positions on the authorization to use military force in Iraq now have something concrete to point to, to argue that electing Obama would lead to a more peaceful world than would electing Clinton.
John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Says Iran Deal Is Obamacare Distraction (because Republicans can only do one thing at a time)
Reports Say Angola Outlawed Islam - Africa - News - OnIslam.net - According to several Angolain newspapers, Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam and Muslims, taking first measures by destroying mosques in the country.
Executive pay: Salary cap fails at ballot box - swissinfo.ch - Swiss voters have rejected a proposal limiting the salaries of top executives. About two-thirds of voters said no to the Young Socialists' plan.
Exclusive: Inside America's Plan to Kill Online Privacy Rights Everywhere | The Cable
Brazen: Since When Are Your Phone Calls Private, Government Lawyer Asks | Alternet - Americans have "no reasonable expectation" to privacy when it comes to the telephone calls they make, Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery said at a packed hearing in federal court. (once again, down Obama's rabbit-hole)
A Floor, Not a Ceiling: Supporting the USA FREEDOM Act as a Step Towards Less Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation
ACLU of Northern California files shareholder proposal with AT&T and Verizon on NSA Data Sharing | American Civil Liberties Union
Repeated attacks hijack huge chunks of Internet traffic, researchers warn | Ars Technica - Man-in-the-middle attacks divert data on scale never before seen in the wild.
The New Threat: Targeted Internet Traffic Misdirection - Renesys
NSA hacked 50,000 global networks - Boing Boing
IamA Security Technologist and Author Bruce Schneier AMA! : IAmA
Opinion: 'Stalker economy' here to stay - CNN.com - Google recently announced that it would start including individual users' names and photos in some ads. This means that if you rate some product positively, your friends may see ads for that product with your name and photo attached -- without your knowledge or consent. Meanwhile, Facebook is eliminating a feature that allowed people to retain some portions of their anonymity on its website.
Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology - Boing Boing - A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal information, extending Microsoft's "Scroogled" attack ads that characterize Google as a surveillance company.
TACK :: Trust Assertions for Certificate Keys
Department of Transportation Report Estimates 250,000 Drones in US Airspace by 2035 | LeakSource
First U.S. pot stores will open Jan. 1; Central City, Colo., gets first license (and Obama will cry, or drone them)
In rural Kentucky, health-care debate takes back seat as the long-uninsured line up - The Washington Post (but who will they vote for?)
Michelle Obama: Feminists Not Disappointed, But Politico Is | New Republic - behind the scenes, she is quite involved in policy, and functions as the president's liberal conscience. She was heavily involved with pushing the health care bill. (without her "conscience" imagine what health care would look like)
Death of Duquesne adjunct Margaret Mary Vojtko: What really happened to her? - The Battle of Homestead, as it came to be known, was a deadly clash between striking steelworkers and the Pinkerton detectives who were hired to clear the way for strikebreakers (deeper story than first reported; cardiac arrest, not a heart attack)
An Elegant And Concise Breakdown Of Why Drug Prohibition Will Never Work - I think we can all agree that Prohibition was a colossal failure, so why are we continuing the same policy against marijuana and other controlled substances? (it was always about cops and prisons and Republicans)
Cord Cutters And The Death Of TV - Business Insider
Evolution debate again erupts before Texas Board of Education - U.S. News (+comments)
An amazing image of the elusive big-fin squid | Deep Sea News
Something Fishy in the Atlantic Night : Feature Articles
AP- Arizona debacle spotlights child-welfare agencies - A scandal in which 6,000 child-abuse complaints in Arizona were filed away and never investigated illustrated what advocates say is a tragically common problem across the U.S.: Many child-protection agencies have crushing workloads and inadequate oversight. (under the rug)
A Drone Just Crushed Your Best Vacation Photos (VIDEO)
Undercover Investigator Charged With Animal Cruelty for Videotaping Farm Abuse | Earth First! Newswire
Alabama Man Won't Serve Prison Time for Raping 14-Year-Old | Mother Jones - Austin Smith Clem raped a teenager three times. His punishment: supervision and probation.
Guest Post: I Won’t Apologize For Being Assaulted | Put Your Damn Pants On! - Well, fuck you Jorge. Fuck you and your shitty band.
Ultimate n00b guide to Bitcoin client installation and security/cold storage! | The Blog Pirate
Schneier on Security: badBIOS
The badBIOS Analysis Is Wrong. | RootWyrm's Corner
Schneier on Security: The Cryptopocalypse
Bruce Schneier Facts
Sudden Progress on Prime Number Problem Has Mathematicians Buzzing - Wired Science - Maynard has presented an independent proof that pushes the gap down to 600
Walker Digital Litigation: The Bruce Schneier Effect (And Other Miscellaneous Updates) | Gametime IP
The Landscape Can Protect Our Health -- If We Can Protect The Landscape - "As you impoverish natural systems -- cut trees, remove species -- you reduce the resilience of those systems to respond to these kinds of perturbations,"
Iran and west 'words away' from nuclear deal | World news | The Observer - Foreign ministers inch towards striking deal in Geneva to resolve standoff over Iranian nuclear programme
Hamid Karzai delays signing new US-Afghan military pact | World news | theguardian.com - Afghan president puts negotiations in crisis saying plan for retaining US forces should be signed after presidential elections
House committee rejects provision requiring account of drone casualties | Reuters - The U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee rejected a proposal on Thursday that would have required U.S. spy agencies to make an annual public accounting of the number of casualties caused by U.S. drone attacks on militants overseas. (what civilians?)
Guantanamo Faces Ticking Clock As Time Runs Out On Detention Legislation - The 2001 law is known as the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF. It allowed the U.S. military to invade Afghanistan to pursue, detain and punish extremists linked to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The law has been used to justify attacks on militants in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere.
Anonymous US Officials Admit CIA Accidentally Killed a Yemeni Child in a Drone Strike : Just Security (the first child they have ever killed, again)
Reform the New York Times! Media must stop protecting companies tied to Chinese corruption - Salon.com - U.S. corporations are complicit in Chinese corruption. Why are our newspapers so afraid to report the truth
We got high, thousands in Mexico died - Salon.com - America's failed drug policies -- and our insatiable drug appetites -- have helped kill innocent people in Mexico (a lot of blood on Obama's hands)
Noam Chomsky: America is a terrified country - Salon.com - The philosopher on the violence we wage abroad, the income inequality we face at home and where we go from here
Beaten opponent: Toronto mayor Rob Ford's flaws 'there from beginning' | World news | theguardian.com - George Smitherman, who lost the 2010 election, says mayor rode populist wave, attacked his sexuality and 'took dirty shots'
Toronto mayor Rob Ford 'more popular than Barack Obama' - Crack-smoking antics of Rob Ford do not appear to have put off his supporters, poll shows ... up from the 39 per cent approval rating he had before he admitted smoking crack cocaine.
Civil Society Groups Demand Transparency and User Protections in TPP | Electronic Frontier Foundation (Obama loves keeping you in the dark)
Surveillance Goes on Trial - NYTimes.com - skepticism of the government’s claim that the program raised no constitutional concerns.(of course not)
N.S.A. Report Outlined Goals for More Power - NYTimes.com - Officials at the National Security Agency, intent on maintaining its dominance in intelligence collection, pledged last year to push to expand its surveillance powers, according to a top-secret strategy document.
Latest Snowden leak reveals NSA’s goal to continually expand surveillance abilities — RT USA
NSA bulk data collection violates constitutional rights, ACLU argues | World news | theguardian.com - Civil liberties group tells New York court that program breaches first and fourth amendments and NSA is overreaching its powers (NSa: our powers are infinite)
NSA deputy director skeptical on sharing data with FBI and others | World news | theguardian.com - John Inglis appears at University of Pennsylvania to argue legality of bulk surveillance and indicates stance on Feinstein bill (which would vastly expand spying on you)
Government Claims Americans Have No Right To Challenge NSA Phone Surveillance (of course not)
Watchdog demands GCHQ report on NSA's UK data storage | UK news | theguardian.com - Intelligence and security committee chair Sir Malcolm Rifkind seeks explanation of deal that allowed US to 'unmask' Britons - He said the flow of information from the Snowden files was chipping away at public support for the intelligence and security services, which he said could be dangerous.
Lavabit Strikes Back at Feds in Key Internet Privacy Case | Threat Level | Wired.com - Lawyers for secure email provider Lavabit just filed the reply brief in a case that will determine whether an internet company can be compelled to turn over the master encryption keys for its entire system to facilitate court-approved surveillance on a single user.
Forward Secrecy at Twitter | Twitter Blogs
NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software - nrc.nl
Free Expression, Surveillance, and the Fight Against Impunity | Electronic Frontier Foundation - Journalists, bloggers and others who speak out against the powerful risk terrible repercussions for their work. Around the world, they face physical intimidation, violent attacks, and even murder for speaking out.
White House Pic of the Day of Media Enrages Media - Washington Whispers (usnews.com) - Some journalists interpreted Friday's photo as the White House attempting to sweep the issue under the rug, while others figured it a subliminal "screw you." (or superliminal)
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart - As you can see, there is a pretty close relationship between health-care spending and life expectancy. Except for one very, very terrible country. Can you spot it?
Tension and Flaws Before Health Website Crash - NYTimes.com
Obamacare Agency Rushed To Hire Contractor, Documents Reveal - The documents dated in August - less than two months before the opening of online marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law - showed the agency in charge had only "recently learned" that building the financial management functions was "beyond (its) currently available resources." (they had six years)
Ted Cruz Readies Second Attempt To Peg Obamacare Repeal To Budget Deal - is plotting how he might exploit the next budget crisis for another try at repealing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
The House GOP's Hypocrisy on "Too-Big-To-Fail" | Mother Jones - Republicans in the House worry Dodd-Frank financial reforms won't prevent future bank bailouts. Meanwhile, they're trying to make it easier for banks to get bailouts.
3 Charts Explain Why Democrats Went Nuclear on the Filibuster | Mother Jones - The last straw came when Republicans announced their intention to filibuster all of Obama's nominees to the DC circuit court simply because they didn't want a Democratic president to be able to fill any more vacancies. At that point, even moderate Democrats had finally had enough
New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change - latimes.com - A wing of relative newcomers, mostly elected after 2006, favor bucking tradition and the party's old guard to help President Obama's agenda along.
Tea Party Republicans Backed By Big Corporate Players Following Shutdown - Along with Honeywell Inc and Northrop Grumman , Reuters analyzed PACs at AT&T, General Electric , Deloitte & Touche LLP, New York Life Insurance Co, United Parcel Service Inc and the American Bankers Association.
America still doesn’t know how to talk about rape - Salon.com - The findings show that the National Crime Victimization Survey counted 188,380 sexual assaults in 2010. The same year, the FBI, which measures reported rapes and attempted rapes, counted only 85,593. But at the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey counted nearly 1.3 million.
FDA: Anti-smoking drug Chantix linked to more than 500 suicides | Al Jazeera America - Dying to quit smoking?
Females of Reddit: What thoughts commonly go through your head while giving a blowjob? : AskReddit
Schools should replace Catcher in the Rye with Black Swan Green.
Warsaw climate change talks falter as EU and developing countries clash | Environment | The Guardian - EU chief chastised for expressing frustration with failure to agree timetable on emission cuts and attempts by some to opt out
Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change? – interactive | Environment | theguardian.com
Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions | Environment | The Guardian - Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show
Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide | World news | The Guardian - Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children's throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles. What needs to happen before the world intervenes?
John Kerry flies to Geneva as Iran nuclear deal edges closer | World news | The Guardian - Russian and Chinese foreign ministers join their negotiating teams as sources say draft deal is close to being signed
In Latvia, Supermarket Collapse Leaves At Least 45 Dead
Blackwater founder: my company could have prevented Benghazi deaths | World news | theguardian.com - Erik Prince, who created security firm in 1997, gives Philadelphia audience his views on the NSA, Libya and the American left - Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, the security contractor that became synonymous with counter-terrorism excess after its operatives killed 17 Iraqis and wounded 20 more at a traffic roundabout in Baghdad in 2007.
Undercover soldiers 'killed unarmed civilians in Belfast' (Brit Death Squads)
Drone strike in Hangu – The Express Tribune - The first-ever drone strike in a settled district, a day after an announcement of the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs declared the assurance of the United States that it would not carry out any drone strikes temporarily if the Pakistan government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were holding peace talks (Obama is completely out of control)
Where Is the Moral Rectitude When Political Retaliation Drone Strike Hits Settled Area, Misses Target? | emptywheel - But see that bit about the strike being in “Pakistan’s settled district”? One of the many unwritten “rules” of US drone strikes in Pakistan is that they are restricted to the FATA, or Federally Administered Tribal Area, of Pakistan where Pakistani security or military personnel have little to no freedom of movement. In fact, the ability of drones to enter these otherwise forbidden territories is touted as one of their main justifications for use.
untitled - topic8_istanbul_statement_effects_solconfinment.pdf - The Istanbul Statement on the Use and Effects of Solitary Confinement
TPP secrecy in Salt Lake City: Public locked out of trade talks for first time | rabble.ca (Obama's super secret deal to give to the rich and screw you)
Someone Forced World Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
Director of National Intelligence says it has no instructions on detaining and tracking Greenwald, Gellman and Poitras | Muckrock (Of course not)
Internet inventor slams UK, US for 'appalling and foolish' surveillance and censorship — RT News
Sweden's telcos hand over mass spying powers to police, tax authority, customs and other agencies - Boing Boing
House intel bill adds $75 million to NSA budget to stop future Snowdens | Ars Technica - Senate version also adds money to NSA's budget to stop "insider threat."
The hacker hunters - FT.com - An elite battalion of largely twentysomething experts are on the front line of corporate cyber defence
UK Internet Service Providers Are Blocking Streaming Sites | Motherboard
DouglasLucas.com — The Value of the Stratfor Leak
Jeremy Hammond and Anonymous: Hacker with a Cause : The New Yorker - Jeremy Hammond
Study shines light on what makes digital activism effective - Digital activism is usually nonviolent and tends to work best when social media tools are combined with street-level organization, according to new research from the University of Washington.
The Anonymous Tor Network Now Comes in a Box | Motherboard
Stop-And-Frisk Rulings Won't Be Tossed By Appeals Court - A federal appeals court has refused to toss out court rulings finding that New York City carried out its police stop-and-frisk policy in a discriminatory manner. (Bloomfuck's last play)
Expanding Social Security - NYTimes.com - It wasn’t really about the numbers, which never supported the notion that Social Security faced an acute crisis. It was instead a sort of declaration of identity, a way to show that you were an establishment guy, willing to impose pain (on other people, as usual) in the name of fiscal responsibility. (sadists)
Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform (Republicans will always lie, cheat, and steal)
Eschaton: Oh Noez - The official Republican/WaPo response seems to be "if you get rid of the filibuster the Republicans will keep successfully appointing right wing nuts to the bench as they have been for decades." ok
The System Is Broken and We Have No Idea How to Fix It | Motherboard
White House Reporters Question Limits On Photo Access At Press Briefing - White House reporters are riled up about restrictions placed on photos of President Obama, and they made no effort to hide it at Thursday's press briefing. (they try so hard to control his image ...)
Media protests Obama administration's limitations on photojournalists | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC (but everything they do makes his image worse)
New Analysis Reveals Extent Of Obamacare 'Rate Shock' - Only a small sliver of the Americans who buy their own health insurance plans and may be seeing them canceled under Obamacare will pay higher premiums, according to an analysis released Thursday.
Single-Payer Advocates: It Hurts To Say I Told You So - The botched implementation of Obamacare has created a bittersweet moment for advocates of a universal, single-payer health care system: They saw this coming, but they can't gloat about it.
Americans think John F. Kennedy was one of our greatest presidents. He wasn’t.
Kennedy Week: JFK as Nuclear Savior and Liberal Icon | The Nation
Kennedy Week: JFK’s Uncertain Path in Vietnam | The Nation
Anniversary of JFK Assassination - The Kennedy Assassination And American Fragility - Esquire (all true, but now they are protecting their coverup)
JFKfacts » White House asked about JFK Facts report on secret JFK files - Last May JFK Facts broke the story that the CIA retains 1,100 secret documents related to the assassination of President Kennedy, including files on seven key personalities in the JFK story.
Oliver Stone: JFK conspiracy deniers are in denial - Mainstream media have never given up telling us how superstitious or illogical the common people are.
JFK 'Magic Bullet Theory' In Spotlight On Anniversary Of President Kennedy's Assassination
Tribune to cut 700 newspaper jobs | Media | theguardian.com - The second-largest US newspaper publisher, the Tribune company, is planning to cut 700 jobs, accounting for about 6% of its total workforce.
Students strike after classmate was tased | KXAN.com - According to reports, Noe de Rivera, 17, fell and hit his head and is now in a coma. School personnel escorted the students outside during the peaceful protest that lasted about 10 minutes.
Hawaii’s Big Island Bans GMO Crops and Biotech Companies | EcoWatch
HPV: Sex, cancer and a virus : Nature News & Comment - Human papillomavirus is causing a new form of head and neck cancer— leaving researchers scrambling to understand risk factors, tests and treatments.
Do antidepressants work? – readers' responses | Society | theguardian.com - We asked more than 3,000 Europeans about their experiences on antidepressants. This is what they said
IceCube Neutrino Observatory Detects Ghostly Particles In 'Major Breakthrough' (VIDEO)
How Harper became embroiled in the Senate scandal - The Globe and Mail - Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has been consumed by the Senate expenses scandal, which has overshadowed a major trade agreement with Europe, consigned a throne speech to political oblivion and undermined what was supposed to be this weekend’s feel-good national convention in Calgary.
Undersea volcano creates new island 620 miles south of Tokyo | The Verge
London tube to run all night at weekends but 750 jobs to go | UK news | theguardian.com - Unions criticise plans, which involve closure of most ticket offices and move to direct payment via contactless bank cards (what could go wrong?)
The US Is Droning Pakistan's Populated Areas (Again) | Motherboard (Obama said he would decrease/stop drone killings; he was just kidding)
Suspected U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 6
Blame Rich, Overeducated Elites as Our Society Frays - Bloomberg
Bob Woodward: Edward Snowden Should Have Come To Me Instead (you are an old, irrelevant hack, Bobbie +jealous much?)
Barton Gellman Hits Back At Bob Woodward For 'Insult' About Snowden Coverage (just shut up and go home)
Bob Woodward Barton Gellman - The Stenographer's Revenge - Esquire - Barton Gellman, who has done some really good work in this century, and who also works for The Washington Post, has had enough of Woodward's superannuated dick-swinging.
Daily Kos: National Security Harm: Real, Imagined or Propaganda - The WaPo poll asked if Snowden harmed national security by "disclosing NSA's intelligence-gathering efforts," rather the asking about what Snowden actually revealed: the NSA's wasteful and illegal conduct - Jesselyn Radack
1155a5NSAandSnowden.pdf - Many View NSA Intrusions as Unjustified ... But More See Damage from Snowden Leaks
Case for wider inquiry into surveillance growing stronger, says Nick Clegg | World news | theguardian.com - Deputy PM says Edward Snowden revelations are 'chipping away at bedrock of public support for work of agencies'
NSA Spying On British - The Snowden Effect, Continued - Esquire - This activity is, quite literally, lawless - The classified N.S.A. document, which appears to be a draft and is dated January 2005, states that under specific circumstances, the American intelligence agency may spy on citizens of Britain without that country's consent or knowledge (It also deepens my suspicion that, as a constitutional law professor, the president taught, I dunno, math or something.)
Surveillance is not about protecting us. It’s about control. - Rubbing Alcoholic blog
Free Ross Ulbricht | The Official Defense Site of the Ulbricht Family (DPR)
The Alleged Founder Of the Silk Road Is Staring Down Four New Contract-Killing Charges | Motherboard
US Working Overtime Behind The Scenes To Kill UN Plan To Protect Online Privacy From Snooping | Techdirt
Multiple marijuana businesses being raided by DEA, IRS, Denver cops (Obama said the Feds would lay off; he was just kidding)
I was Virginia's executioner from 1982 to 1999. Any questions for me? | Jerry Givens | Comment is free | theguardian.com - I was responsible for putting 62 inmates to death in Virginia. I regret it deeply and now campaign to end capital punishment
Rape Is Grossly Underreported In The U.S., Study Finds - Rape has been widely underreported in America, according to a new panel study by the National Research Council.
Fox News Chastises People For Giving To The Homeless: 'You're An Enabler' | ThinkProgress
Eschaton: It Was Never About Cutting Costs - "Entitlement Reform" is only awesome if it causes more suffering. Pundits always lump together SocialSecurityAndMedicare because it's only the latter that has been projected to be a real problem. They still want to cut Social Security, and if it turns out the Medicare bill is no big deal, they'll still want to cut benefits. Because other people must suffer.
How Antisec Died — Notes from a Strange World — Medium - Jeremy Hammond, Sabu, and the Intelligence-Industrial Complex
Google’s Schmidt predicts encryption will end censorship in a decade — RT USA (gotta love the green hair)
Illinois gay marriage - chicagotribune.com
Noam Chomsky discusses the slogan "Support Our Troops" - YouTube
Noam Chomsky on right wing Tea Party protests, " People with real grievances" - YouTube (points out Obama founded the Teaparty)
Twitter / conradhackett: News priorities at Al Jazeera, ... - CNN, Fox & MSNBC in one chart
Obama's Slow Learning Curve | RealClearPolitics - What deficiency of Obama’s education and of the education of those who surround him accounts for administration officials not knowing what is perfectly well-known to most ordinary Americans? (one of many examples)
Hullabaloo - The creation and evolution of Obama for America was another symptom of the President's desire to transcend "the politics of division" and become a post-partisan charismatic figure. I leave it to the reader to judge how well that worked. (political geniuses, they are)
This is what happened in the Senate Thursday, and what it means for the future
Why Democrats Partially Nuked the Filibuster -- Daily Intelligencer
Senate Could Go Nuclear As Soon As Today: Sources
Florida in secret talks to accept funding for Medicaid from Affordable Care Act | World news | theguardian.com - Some health professionals believe the amount of money on offer and the fact that the Republican party benefits from campaign contributions by the health insurance industry means that Florida is likely to find a way take the funding provided by the Affordable Care Act.
60 Minutes Benghazi Exec. Producer Jeff Fager Must Be Dismissed | CREDO Mobilize - To: Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation, and Sumner Redstone, majority owner of CBS Corporation
The Race That Broke the Cheney Family - Jason Zengerle - politico Magazine
Jon Stewart Takes Down Rep. Trey Radel For Drug Use Hypocrisy
Whiskey Fire: Jesus Saves... You from Paying Your Taxes - Welcome to the contemptible authoritarianism of your average smug, self-righteous, shit-for-brains, bleeding-heart and brain-hemmoraging conservative fuckface* ... It takes some stones to say "more of them should be thrown into coal mines so they'll learn some self-respect," sure. But our Corner clown has more fetid depths to plumb.
The Simple Path to a Living Wage at Walmart
Macy’s Anti-Union Pamphlet - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Greatest Internship of All Time - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Salary 0.00 – 0.00 USD
Senator Who Investigated JFK Assassination: 'American Journalism Never Followed Up On That Story' - He recalled that while the committee was investigating the connection between the assassination, the Mafia and plots against Cuban President Fidel Castro, two of the three main figures involved were also killed ... Giancana was killed in his own basement with six bullet holes in his throat with a Chicago police car and an FBI car outside his house,"
Long Before Deeds Case, Virginia Tech Massacre Pointed To Mental Health Service Gaps
Gawker - Today's gossip is tomorrow's news - A new ACLU report estimates that more than 17,000 juveniles in America have been held in solitary confinement, and concludes, unequivocally, "Solitary confinement and isolation are not safe for children." (America tortures children)
Woman in FSU sexual assault case says local police told her to drop claim | World news | theguardian.com - Tallahassee student advised to drop claim against quarterback Jameis Winston or have her life 'made miserable and raked over the coals'
McDonald's to employees: break food into pieces to feel full | Al Jazeera America
Stores use your phone’s wifi signal to track you as you shop | StratRisks
Verily, Nuts Are the Food of the Gods
What Does IQ Really Measure? | Science/AAAS | News - Effort helps makes you smart? Kids who are more highly motivated on IQ tests achieve higher scores.
Superfluid turbulence through the lens of black holes - MIT News Office - Study finds behavior of the turbulent flow of superfluids is opposite that of ordinary fluids.
Storyville: Top Ten Best Short Stories Ever | LitReactor
Top 10 Best Short Stories ever. They will leave a lasting impression. : books
What is the best quote you have ever seen, read, and or heard? : AskReddit
Wikipedia names Texas PR firm over false manipulation of site entries - Online - Media - The Independent
Wikipedia names Texas PR firm over false manipulation of site entries. Free encyclopaedia called in lawyers after 300 'sock puppet' accounts were traced to single firm. : worldnews
AP: Melted Fukushima fuel is 12 inches from entering ground after eating through concrete, says simulation — Study: Molten core suspected of eroding through concrete foundation — Gov’t Expert: We just can’t be sure until actually seeing inside - Melted Fukushima fuel is 12 inches from entering ground after eating through concrete, says simulation — Study: Molten core suspected of eroding through concrete foundation — Gov’t Expert: We just can’t be sure until actually seeing inside (time to start evacuating West Coast)
Fukushima Fallout Damaged Thyroid Glands of California Babies | Earth First! Newswire - A new study finds that radioactive Iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California, 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Fukushima nuclear disaster is warning to the world, says power company boss | Environment | The Guardian - UK government must learn from Japan's catastrophe as it plans a new generation of plant, nuclear chief claims (already doomed)
Climate Change Fight Getting Off Track After Major Global Setbacks In Japan And Australia, Study Finds
Poor Countries Walk Out Of UN Climate Talks | PopularResistance.Org - Bloc of 132 countries exit Warsaw conference after rich nations refuse to discuss climate change recompense until after 2015
Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing, perhaps indefinitely - World News (well played, Hamid)
How Is Hamid Karzai Still Standing? - NYTimes.com
Military expands probe into cyber command amid political wrangling - SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- Military investigators have raided the offices of about 30 cyber warfare officials to expand a probe into their involvement in an alleged online smear campaign, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
The Daily Dot - Teen kissers in Morocco have an unexpected ally in Anonymous - It's a kiss in the country of Morocco. And it's about to become much, much more famous.
Somalia arrests woman over rape allegations - Africa - Al Jazeera English - Woman who says she was raped is held along with journalist who interviewed her, according to a government official.
Finding Snowden | Motherboard - “There were times when I thought it would never happen,” Coleen Rowley, a former FBI agent, said about her recent trip to Moscow. “I’m still amazed.”
US and UK struck secret deal to allow NSA to 'unmask' Britons' personal data | World news | theguardian.com - 2007 deal allows NSA to store previously restricted material • UK citizens not suspected of wrongdoing caught up in dragnet
Documents show Blair government let US spy on Britons - Channel 4 News - Tony Blair's government allowed America to store and analyse the email, mobile phone and internet records of potentially millions of innocent Britons
The NSA overreach poses a serious threat to our economy | Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Genuine NSA reform is a Constitutional and economic necessity. Transparency and privacy are critical for citizens and tech firms
In Germany, legacy of Stasi puts different perspective on NSA spying - The Washington Post
U.S. Army to Track Employees’ with Behavior-based Analytics to Thwart Future Snowdens | StratRisks
OpEdNews - Article: Feeding the Flame of Revolt - I was in federal court here Friday for the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond to 10 years in prison for hacking into the computers of a private security firm that works on behalf of the government
Anonymous Declares Global Cyber War on U.S. Government against Hammond’s Sentence and NSA Spying – HackRead – Latest Cyber Crime – Information Security – Hacking News
The Daily Dot - WikiLeaks: Walmart bid Stratfor to investigate rival CEO’s alleged affair
Al Qaeda in Kentucky: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country as Refugees - ABC News
Woot! TPP looks dead for this year |Teamster Nation - A key U.S. House of Representatives leader said yesterday there isn't enough time left on the calendar to pass a fast one 'fast track' legislation. 'Fast track' is just a euphemism for 'rubber stamp,' and without a rubber stamp, the TPP will not pass.
Data visualization shows US isolation in pushing for brutal Trans-Pacific Partnership - Boing Boing (brutal Obama's brutal secret project)
The Surveillance Industry Index: An Introduction | Privacy International
Protecting your data: survey indicates that with 4 exceptions major companies fail miserably | The Blog Pirate
Privacy’s worst nightmare: company advertises over one billion license plate records — RT USA - Privacy’s worst nightmare: company advertises over one billion license plate records
Eschaton: Bullshit Jobs - About 60% of the population does nothing but shuffle numbers at this point. What they're doing is keeping track of who owns what, right? The actual productive labor in the economy is remarkably little ... we have seen the ballooning not even so much of the “service” sector as of the administrative sector, up to and including the creation of whole new industries like financial services or telemarketing, or the unprecedented expansion of sectors like corporate law, academic and health administration, human resources, and public relations.
In Extracting Deal From JPMorgan, U.S. Aimed for Bottom Line - NYTimes.com - $7 billion of the settlement was tax-deductible.
CHART: These Members of Congress Are Bankrolled by the Fracking Industry | Mother Jones (Dem Landrieu second, the rest Recrooks)
Albuquerque voters reject ban on late-term abortion - CNN.com - a proposal believed to be a first on a city level.
Texas abortion restrictions to stay in place after ruling from supreme court | World news | theguardian.com - A third of state's clinics to stay closed as sharply divided court declines to intervene against Texas's hardline abortion law (fucked over by Scalia and Kennedy)
Supreme Court Abortion Decision - After Yesterday's Supreme Court Decision <em>Roe</em> Looks Doomed - Esquire (the point all along)
WMD Guilt? With Obamacare, The Press Keeps Trying To Minimize Iraq War | Blog | Media Matters for America
It’s “Paul Ryan is a serious wonk” season again! - Salon.com - The Washington Post admires Paul Ryan's very bold plan to fight poverty by replacing food stamps with dreams
Washington Post's Ruth Marcus: Mary Cheney Deserves Equal Rights, But She Should Keep It To Herself | Blog | Media Matters for America
Politico’s Mike Allen, native advertising pioneer (post-ethics journos)
Pat McCrory: We Didn't 'Shorten Early Voting,' We 'Compacted The Calendar' - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R)
Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients (another hyporethuglicrit)
AGs Reject Chuck Grassley Effort To Shrink D.C. Circuit Court - A dozen state attorneys general are urging the Senate to reject an effort by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to strip the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals of three of its seats and therefore prevent President Barack Obama from filling vacant judgeships on the court.
Macy's, Barneys & NYPD Are No-Shows At Hearing On Racial Profiling: Gothamist
McDonald's Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash | ThinkProgress
Marissa Mayer Pokes Fun At Walmart Protestors - When you're a high-powered executive who makes $6 million per year, perhaps you shouldn't make light of wage-earners' plight ... who is on Walmart's board of directors (Yahoo: do evil)
Boston PD Folds After Doubling-Down; Withdraws Felony Complaint Against PINAC | Photography is Not a Crime: PINAC - Besides their pleas that we stop calling, they also requested that Hardy remove the video from Youtube that led to the felony complaints against us; a 30-second recorded conversation between himself and spokeswoman Angelene Richardson where he was seeking comment on another video that was going viral. (it's a crime to record their customer service line or publish their email)
San Francisco Police Beat a Man for Riding His Bike on the Sidewalk | VICE United States
Accuser: Cops Covered Up Sexual Assault Investigation Into Florida State Quarterback | ThinkProgress - The investigation into whether Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted a female student in 2012 took a vicious turn Wednesday, when the accuser’s family refuted earlier statements from police that the original investigation was halted because the alleged victim did not want to press charges. (they always lie)
Don’t make fun of renowned Dan Brown - The snobs and critics will have a field day with the US author’s latest work – but I’m not joining in.
Why is everybody laughing at Dan Brown? That's what he wants
Metaphilm ::: Monsters Inc.
English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet - Atlantic Mobile
Cupid Media Hack Exposed 42M Passwords — Krebs on Security - An intrusion at online dating service Cupid Media earlier this year exposed more than 42 million consumer records, including names, email addresses, unencrypted passwords and birthdays, according to information obtained by KrebsOnSecurity. (sat on it for nearly a year, threatened Krebs for telling them)
Cupid Media Hack Exposed 42M Passwords — Krebs on Security (link to comment on good p/ws)
“thereisnofatebutwhatwemake”—Turbo-charged cracking comes to long passwords | Ars Technica - Cracking really long passwords just got a whole lot faster and easier.
David Suzuki's Fukushima Warning Is Dire And Scary - "bye bye Japan" and the entire west coast of North America should be evacuated.)
UN climate talks in Warsaw: what you need to know | Environment | theguardian.com - The aim is to forge a legally binding global climate treaty in Poland to cut carbon emissions. But it's easier said than done
The Carbon Pollution Profiteers Have Taken Over The Climate Summit | PopularResistance.Org
Post-Haiyan rebuilding could cost £3.6bn, says Philippine minister | World news | theguardian.com - Typhoon relief efforts gathering pace with nearly 25,000 personnel deployed, but remote villages still desperate for aid
Beirut suicide blasts raise tensions in Lebanon as Sunni militants target Iran | World news | The Guardian - Iranian diplomat among at least 23 killed in bombings as role of Tehran and Hezbollah in Syrian war widens sectarian divide
Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing, perhaps indefinitely - World News (Obama's forever war)
Nuclear Deal With Iran Comes Closer As Tehran Concedes On Right To Enrich
Sardinia floods kill at least 16 as Italy declares state of emergency on island | World news | theguardian.com - Family of four feared among the dead after cyclone Cleopatra hits island and six months' worth of rain falls within 24 hours
Walled world: How walls are springing up to divide populations everywhere | World news | theguardian.com - Jon Henley: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank
Chinese Gov't To Tighten Internet Controls Even Further - Slashdot
? Anonymous Operation Ukraine - YouTube
Inside the mind of a self-styled jihadi | Al Jazeera America - Abu Zubaydah’s writings reveal emotions and ideas that experts say are typical of men who have taken up Al-Qaeda’s cause
ITAR-TASS: World - Snowden’s father: the worst of the leaks are yet to come - Lon Snowden has announced that upcoming revelations will be much more serious than what’s been published before (dum de dum dum)
ITAR-TASS: World - Chronicles of 2013 NSA leaks
Feds: Even Though We've Been Ordered To Reveal Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT Act, We're Not Going To Do That | Techdirt - from the secret-laws! dept (yes, the deep state has laws that are secret)
Judge: “NSA exceeded the scope of authorized acquisition continuously” | Ars Technica - New declassifed documents show legal arguments over bulk metadata collection.
Fisa court order that allowed NSA surveillance is revealed for first time | World news | theguardian.com - Fisa court judge who authorised massive tapping of metadata was hesitant but felt she could not stand in the way (didn't want to get assasinated)
The Daily Dot - Here's the court ruling that let the NSA track your email - The Office of National Intelligence has declassified a secret court ruling that reveals the legal underpinnings of the National Security Agency’s controversial email metadata collection program.
Twitter / MatthewKeysLive: NSA training material claims ... - analysis of bulk metadata helped foil New York subway terror plot
The Biggest Little CIA Shop You’ve Never Heard Of - Newsweek
Twitter / MatthewKeysLive: The NSA stored 2k+ telephone ... - numbers that hadn't gone through the correct reasonable articulable suspicion process
After the WikiLeaks release: what is the TPP? We are EFF, Public Citizen, Open Media, and more -- Ask Us Anything : IAmA
A Conversation With Jeremy Hammond, American Political Prisoner Sentenced to 10 Years | Vivien Lesnik Weisman
When a Victim of Jeremy Hammond Testified | Motherboard - "You ever been pizza bombed? I was pizza bombed several times. You ever been Chinese food bombed?"
The Parallax View: a JFK conspiracy film that gets it right | Film | theguardian.com - John F Kennedy was quite a conservative president. He opposed the March on Washington and did little to promote the cause of civil rights
Elizabeth Warren wants to spend more on Social Security. But she’s not thinking big enough!
Republicans Block Third Nominee To DC Court - A Call To Democrats To Stop Sitting Back On This Business With Judges - Esquire
Key Senate Democrats Flip, Now Ready For Filibuster Reform Via 'Nuclear Option' - The fact that GOP senators were responsible for filibustering all three of Obama's D.C. Circuit nominees, all of whom were qualified and non-controversial, has "galvanized" Democrats to make changes, Boxer said.
Harry Reid: GOP playing with fire on judges - politico.com
How Conservatives Abandoned Judicial Restraint, Took Over The Courts And Radically Transformed America | ThinkProgress
Why Healthcare.gov Sucks? Because They Hired Political Cronies, Not Internet Native Companies To Build It | Techdirt (everything is political for Obama, even when it's totally stupid political)
Healthcare Enrollment Increasing - Healthcare Enrollment Is Now...Surging? - Esquire
Obamacare Hyperventilation to Continue Forever! -- Daily Intelligencer
Obamacare Panic to Enter Even Stupider New Phase - No, Democrats are not abandoning it en masse, and no, it isn't going to be repealed.
Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law - ABC News (there you go)
Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession - John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com - Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court Wednesday on charges that he possessed cocaine.
Black supremacist calling for mass murder of whites still employed by Homeland Security — RT USA - “He’s a gay-bashing, revenge-seeking black nationalist who advocates on his website – War on the Horizon – the mass murder of whites and the ‘ethnic cleansing’ of ‘black-skinned Uncle Tom race traitors,’”
Missouri to execute inmate using drugs from secret supplier | World news | theguardian.com - Missouri is due to execute a multiple murderer just after midnight in which the state will for the first time use a lethal dose of pentobarbital obtained from a secret compounding pharmacy.
Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds - latimes.com
Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ rampant sex lives : Nature News & Comment - Genome analysis suggests interbreeding between modern humans, Neanderthals, Denisovans and a mysterious archaic population - “What it begins to suggest is that we’re looking at a ‘Lord of the Rings’-type world — that there were many hominid populations,”
ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight Announces Managing Editor, Key Editorial Hires « ESPN MediaZone - FiveThirtyEight.com, the definitive website for data-driven journalism, will re-launch in early 2014 in coordination with ESPN. In anticipation of the launch, the editorial team has made a number of key hires to fulfill the vision for the new site, which will be led by Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver ... five distinct content verticals: (verticals)
Listen up, Arne Duncan: Racist defense of Common Core won’t derail coalition to fight corporate school reform which hurts kids - Salon.com - "Education Spring" is on -- and the uprising against testing, cuts and for-profit schools is on the rise (Obama loves his corporate schools, hates teachers)
alicublog: And Then De Blasio Made Out With Sukhreet Gabel And Killed Yankel Rosenbaum. - The good news is the new wave of graffiti will be done by rich British performance artists, so no one can call conservatives racist when they complain.
State Rep. Uses Sledgehammer To Destroy Homeless People's Possessions | ThinkProgress - “If I see shopping carts that I can’t identify, I will destroy them so they can’t be pushed on the streets.” Brower has waged this campaign for two weeks, estimating that he’s smashed about 30 shopping carts in the process.
Liberty University Shooting: Student Killed in Altercation At Women's Dorm - Liberty University is one of 25 universities that allows students faculty and staff with a Virginia concealed carry permit to keep their guns in their car and carry them on campus grounds. (what could go wrong just did)
Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Results and September Sales Results - Yahoo Finance
Twitter Must Do More To Combat Twitter Child Porn
Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | Fast Company | Business + Innovation - . So why is he pivoting away from MOOCs? "We don't educate people as others wished, or as I wished," Thrun says. (that didn't take long)
Solar to Illuminate the World's First Underground Park | The Lowline - The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate an historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City.
Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video!
Bob Dylan interactive video - Like a Rolling Stone : Music (reddit goes nuts)
Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' Released As Groundbreaking Interactive Video | The Official Bob Dylan Site
? Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone Live 1966 - YouTube
Bob Dylan Lyrics - Like A Rolling Stone
? Dylan - Pawn Stars.avi - YouTube
? Sonder | The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows - YouTube
Typhoon Haiyan: fears not all survivors have been reached | World news | theguardian.com - UN concerned aid has not reached remote areas as Philippines president says he has been 'tempted to despair'
U.S.-Afghan Security Pact In Doubt After Hamid Karzai Rejects Provision
Afghan villagers find the bodies of 6 beheaded contractors in restive southern province - The Washington Post
Fukushima Protester Jailed For 21 Days Speaks Out | PopularResistance.Org - Prof. Masaki Shimoji was jailed for 21 days for handing out leaflets criticizing the handling of the Fukushima Disaster
Une mineure mariée de force à son violeur se suicide au Maroc (16 yr old Monaco girl forced to marry her rapist kills herself)
'Syria is not a revolution any more – this is civil war' | World news | The Guardian - Rivalry between rebels and Islamists has replaced the uprising's lofty ideals, leaving veteran commanders despairing
Activists say they have found way round Chinese internet censorship | World news | theguardian.com - Campaigners create 'mirror sites' to circumvent controls after Reuters and Wall Street journal websites are blocked
Analysis: Unpopular at home, Hollande appreciated in Israel | JPost | Israel News - French president has earned Paris a greater degree of respect in Jerusalem than it has enjoyed in years.
Paris police hunt gunman after shootings at newspaper office and bank | World news | theguardian.com - Man with rifle injures staff member at Libération newspaper before heading to Société Génerale bank and Champs-Élysées
Russian plane crash: dozens killed as 737 crashes at Kazan airport | World news | The Guardian - All 50 people on board Boeing 737 from Moscow Domodedovo airport die in explosion on runway at Kazan
? Mayor Rob Ford knocks over Councillor during November 18 motion of debate - YouTube (where will it end?)
Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor Who Smoked Crack, Wants To Be Prime Minister One Day
US Government Says CIA Black Site Prisoners' Memory Of Their Own Torture Is Classified And Cannot Be Revealed | Techdirt (it's come to this - they can classify your mind)
Qatar's accidental vagina stadium is most gratifying | Holly Baxter | Comment is free | The Guardian - The resemblance of the Al-Wakrah World Cup stadium to the female genitalia can only be a good thing – sport and vaginas are not always such public bedfellows
Thousands Protest Rape Culture In New Zealand, Saying It's Become 'A National Health Crisis' | ThinkProgress - The members of the Roast Busters target teenage girls, ply them with alcohol until they’re often close to unconsciousness, gang-rape them, and then upload the evidence to social media sites in an attempt to shame their victims.
Israel has secretly held suspected al-Qaeda weapons expert for over three years, court documents reveal - @Reuters - breakingnews.com
Bloomberg News Suspends Reporter Whose Article on China Was Not Published - NYTimes.com - A reporter for Bloomberg News who worked on an unpublished article about China, which employees for the company said had been killed for political reasons by top Bloomberg editors, was suspended last week by managers.
Goldman Sachs Shorted Greek Debt After It Arranged Those Shady Swaps - Business Insider - Despite its role in creating swaps that may have allowed the Greek government to mask its growing debts, Goldman has no net exposure to a default on Greek debt, a person familiar with the matter says.
Rebekah Brooks was a 'demanding' Sun editor, lawyer tells phone-hacking trial | UK news | theguardian.com - Paper's staff were not given training about issues relating to phone hacking before arrest of NoW royal editor, jury also hears
Bitcoin-powered assassination market targets Obama, Bernanke, and others | The Verge
US regulations are hampering Bitcoin's growth | Jerry Brito | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Many countries are putting out the welcome mat for Bitcoin. If the US doesn't change its approach, Bitcoin will go elsewhere
Bitcoin risks and rewards discussed at Senate hearing on virtual currency | Technology | theguardian.com - US officials to discuss 'potential to promote more efficient global commerce' but acknowledge 'challenges to law enforcement' (hello?)
Reuters Investigates - UNACCOUNTABLE: The Pentagon's bad bookkeeping
Reuters Investigates - UNACCOUNTABLE: The Pentagon's bad bookkeeping
“$8.5 TRILLION In Taxpayer Money Doled Out By Congress To The Pentagon Since 1996 … Has NEVER Been Accounted For” | Zero Hedge (National Debt solved)
Pentagon guilty of billion-dollar accounting fraud, reveals Reuters investigation | The Verge - more than $8 trillion disappearing into a mess of corrupted data, erroneous reports, and unauditable ledgers. (Obama will pardon it)
TPP WikiLeaks: White House claims to support cellphone unlocking, but treaty negotiations say otherwise. (Obama hates you owning the phone you bought +everything is a secret so he can negotiate with special interests)
Twitter / mikko: This is what President of Brazil, ... - Ms. Dilma Roussef said after it was discovered her email was read by the Americans:
Grilling of spy chiefs ‘a total pantomime’ | The Sunday Times - AN UNPRECEDENTED public appearance by UK spy chiefs has been labelled a “total pantomime” after it emerged that they were told of questions in advance.
German reports: US "anti-terror" ops based in Germany | News | DW.DE | 15.11.2013 - Two German media outlets have said US agencies have also run anti-terrorism operations world-wide from bases in Germany. Their joint investigative report asserts that the "secret war" was partly funded by Germany.
Unnamed ‘Senior Law Enforcement Sources’ Claim US Government Wouldn’t Arrest Assange Today | The Dissenter
Assange not under sealed indictment, U.S. officials say - The Washington Post
British Intelligence Operation to Kidnap Snowden? Number One MI-6 Officer Working Undercover in Moscow Embassy | Global Research - the NSA and its FIVE EYES partners are independent of their governments, «an entity unto itself». This entity will stop at nothing to capture Edward Snowden regardless of international law and diplomatic protocols.
Give Snowden Asylum in Germany - NYTimes.com (and the Peace Prize)
Snowden effect: young people now care about privacy - Results of a Harris Poll released this morning show four out of five people have changed the privacy settings of their social media accounts, and most have made changes in the last six months.
Supreme Court blocks challenge to NSA phone tracking — RT USA
Indonesia recalls Canberra ambassador over Yudhoyono phone tapping attempt | World news | theguardian.com - Foreign minister demands explanation after documents reveal Australian agencies targeted phones of president and his wife
Twelve Years Before Edward Snowden, High-Level NSA Whistleblower Warned Congress About Mass Surveillance Against Americans | Global Research - : William Binney
The Sleeper Cell That Wasn’t | Retro Report - Six days after 9/11, the FBI’s raid on a Detroit sleeper cell signaled America’s resolve to fight terrorism. But, despite a celebrated conviction, there was one problem — they’d gotten it wrong.
FBI hacking squad used in domestic investigations, experts say - NBC News.com - nstalling malware and spyware on the computers of suspected terrorists or child pornographers
We are Ben Wizner (ACLU, and legal advisor to Edward Snowden), filmmaker Cullen Hoback (Terms and Conditions May Apply), Tim Karr (Free Press) and Demand Progress. Ask Us Anything about online privacy and surveillance! : IAmA
Bloggingheads.tv - Katherine Maher (Access) and Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation, JillianCYork.com)
Jeremy Hammond's Attorney- Closing Argument | We Are Change | We Are Change
Hammond Sentencing: Feeding the Flame of Revolt | PopularResistance.Org
Yahoo Will Follow Google In Encrypting Data Center Traffic, Customer Data Flow By Q1 ’14 | TechCrunch
The Daily Dot - Documents detail the mesh network that Seattle police still haven't turned off
Mass Surveillance Is Big Business: Corporations Are as Good at Spying as Governments | Motherboard
Private firms selling mass surveillance systems around world, documents show | World news | The Guardian - One Dubai-based firm offers DIY system similar to GCHQ's Tempora programme, which taps fibre-optic cables
Boston cops outraged about GPS tracking plans | Privacy SOS (oh the irony)
Official Franklin County, Ohio Website/Portal Hacked and Defaced by Nullroot – HackRead – Latest Cyber Crime – Information Security – Hacking News - Yesterday the official website of Hillside Illinois Police Department and 8 NASA domains were successfully hacked.
Catapult-Launched Bat Drone Wages Electronic War | Danger Room | Wired.com
NSA links to St Petersburg FL Drug Ring | MadCow Morning News
U.S. military may have 10 robots per soldier by 2023 - Computerworld - Military expects to soon be using autonomous robots to carry soldiers' gear and scan for enemy combatants
One JFK conspiracy theory that could be true - CNN.com - 5. "The CIA did it"
Book Club: Was JFK's Assassination Inevitable?
Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy - The secretary doesn’t agree with Obama’s team, especially Susan Rice, on how to deal with Egypt. Unfortunately for Rice, Kerry is the one on the ground—and he’s doing things his way.
Midwest tornadoes: death toll rises as huge storm system wreaks havoc | World news | The Guardian - At least six deaths confirmed in Illinois as emergency crews rush to communities hit by huge storm system
A Permanent Slump? - NYTimes.com - But what if the world we’ve been living in for the past five years is the new normal? What if depression-like conditions are on track to persist, not for another year or two, but for decades? (Obama/Republicans screwed the future)
What To Do When You're Wrong - NYTimes.com - Barry Ritholtz reminds us that we’ve just passed the third anniversary of the debasement-and-inflation letter — the one in which a who’s who of right-wing econopundits warned that quantitative easing would have dire consequence
How to silence GOP nuts — and stop the Obamacare repeal campaign - Salon.com - One still-plausible scenario could stop attacks on the president's "You can keep it" comment dead in its tracks
Bob Woodward Compares Things To Watergate Even When He's Not Asked To - Bob Woodward took to "Fox News Sunday" to continue his streak of comparing things to Watergate. This time, the subject was Obamacare. (Bobbie one-note)
Beneath the Headlines on HealthCare.gov - The piece out in the Post today is another case of a headline giving a somewhat misleading view not only of the reality of the situation, but even what's contained in the piece itself. (WaPo working overtime to convince us OCare is a failure)
Once A Leader, Oregon Exchange Hasn't Enrolled A Single Person In Obamacare - The state has received about 18,000 paper applications, at 19 pages each, and is scrambling to manually file and clear them
A Marine Was Assaulted. Her Commander Said She Deserved It For Wearing Running Shorts.
DIR-017-13 NDTA Summary final.pdf (2013 National Drug THREAT Assessment)
Good News for People Who Like Bad News About the Cheneys » Balloon Juice - Liz and Mary Cheney, and Heather Poe (Mary’s wife), are having a family feud on Facebook over Liz’s anti-gay comments yesterday on Fox News Sunday. Heather says it best:
Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com
U.S. House Prepares Early Christmas Gift To Natural Gas Industry | DeSmogBlog
Michigan Police Allegedly Disseminate Video Of Black Men Told To 'Dance Like A Chimp' | ThinkProgress - The Grosse Point Park Public Safety Department is investigating video posted on a local blog purportedly filmed by police officers who told black men to sing and “dance like a chimp.” ... a statement saying has commenced an internal investigation and does “not tolerate unprofessional conduct by its officers.” (no racisim up there)
Meet the Woman Who Wants You to Stop Thinking Sex is For Men - Cosmopolitan
Scientists Discover 10,000-Year-Old Cave Paintings in Brazil | Archaeology | Sci-News.com
Accidental Discovery Dramatically Improves Electrical Conductivity - - iTech Post - Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light
Carl Sagan Tries To Explain Evolution To An Argumentative Guy - Carl Sagan is one of those rare humans who makes anyone he's arguing with look ham-fisted. The guy talking nonsense about transitional fossils is no exception.
What are some Audiobooks you'd consider better experiences than actually reading the book? : books
Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet
Nokia Lumia 1520 Review: | BGR
The State of Smartphones in 2013: Part I of the new Ars Ultimate Guide | Ars Technica
Google and Microsoft agree steps to block abuse images
The Daily Dot - Father wants image of slain son's body removed from Google Maps
Typhoon Haiyan: how the horror unfolded day by day | World news | The Guardian - The strongest storm ever recorded began a week of fear, lawlessness and growing desperation for the Philippines
Mustafa Noah, Libya Deputy Intelligence Chief, Kidnapped At Tripoli Airport
Pervez Musharraf to face trial for treason, says Pakistani minister | World news | theguardian.com - Interior minister says former president will be tried for declaring state of emergency in 2007 and suspending constitution
Leftist militants claim Golden Dawn killings as rally honours 1973 uprising | World news | theguardian.com - As demonstrators commemorate anniversary, anti-establishment leftists vow to move far-rightists to 'the dustbin of history'
Netanyahu steps up attack on prospect of Iran nuclear weapons deal | World news | theguardian.com - Israeli PM calls for sanctions and says he will not allow 'ayatollahs with nuclear weapons' to threaten 'the Jewish people' (said the Jew with H-bombs trying to keep his war alive)
PM rejects call to lower age of consent to 15 - Faculty of Public Health president Prof John Ashton said society had to accept that about a third of all boys and girls were having sex at 14 or 15.
Japan’s New State Secrecy Law Leading to Closer Involvement in US Military Build-Up Against China | Global Research
Two sailors injured as drone strikes US warship on training exercise | World news | theguardian.com - The US navy has said that an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off southern California, causing two minor injuries. (revolt of the drones)
NSA Asked Linus Torvalds To Install Backdoors Into GNU/Linux - Falkvinge on Infopolicy - When my oldest son [Linus Torvalds] was asked the same question: “Has he been approached by the NSA about backdoors?” he said “No”, but at the same time he nodded. Then he was sort of in the legal free. He had given the right answer, [but] everybody understood that the NSA had approached him.
NSA Asked Linus Torvalds To Install Backdoors Into GNU/Linux : worldnews
David Miranda Is Nobody's Errand Boy - When Glenn Greenwald’s 28-year-old Brazilian partner was detained in London this summer while transporting documents related to the bombshell Edward Snowden story, many assumed he was unfairly roped into a situation he didn’t understand. That couldn’t be further from the truth. (The Third Man)
The Daily Dot - Jeremy Hammond supporters share list of countries the FBI allegedly used him to hack - The full extent of the FBI’s “abuses,” the letter says, may never be known due to a protective order that has been placed on much of the evidence. (how they coverup their crimes)
FBI continues to investigate Hastings for 'controversial reporting' | Al Jazeera America - Al Jazeera obtains declassified documents on deceased Rolling Stone journalist following FOIA lawsuit (Obama hates "controversial reporting")
GCHQ snoops on hotel reservations targeting diplomats – Snowden leaks — RT News
The Logic Behind Mass Spying: Empire and Cyber Imperialism | MyFDL
AnonGhost Hacks Hillside Illinois Police Department website against NATO Strikes – HackRead – Latest Cyber Crime – Information Security – Hacking News
Louisiana Republican Who Backs Obamacare's Medicaid Provision Wins Seat Over Party Favorite | ThinkProgress - McAllister, a businessman who embraced the expansion of Medicaid available to the state under the Affordable Care Act, defeated a Republican party favorite who called for full Obamacare repeal.
D.C. insurance commissioner fired a day after questioning Obamacare fix - The Washington Post - A day after he questioned President Obama’s decision to unwind a major tenet of the health-care law and said the nation’s capital might not go along, D.C. insurance commissioner William P. White was fired. (Obama hates people who disagree with him)
Giving All Americans a Basic Income Would End Poverty - Business Insider (Obama hates this idea)
The GOP v. The Concept Of Consent, The Latest In An Infinite Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apparently former National Blowjob Inquisitor Ken Starr has finally found an occasion for mercy. I know Starr doesn’t think that students should have First Amendment rights either, but this is going a little far. (Starr, Charles Gibson, others, defend child-molester)
The Bill of Rights Is The First Casualty Of The War On Drugs - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Because according to Kenneth Starr, former righteous independent counsel—now tanned Californian law-school dean—the fate of the drug wars depends upon the unconditional school message that drugs are bad, yet schools cannot enforce that message because smartass kids keep undermining them (2007)
Caught in Unemployment’s Revolving Door - NYTimes.com
Being on the Right Side of the Digital Divide Matters - If you drop out of high school, odds are you'll end up in a dead-end job for life. But the odds get a lot better if you happen to have some computer skills.
A Decade After Massachusetts' Landmark Gay Marriage Ruling, The Gains Are Clear
Explainer: Why the D.A. Didn't Charge the NYC Taxi Driver Who Maimed a Tourist - WNYC (they never do)
Cannabidiol, a Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoid Compound, Inhibits Proliferation and Invasion in U87-MG and T98G Glioma Cells through a Multitarget Effect. [PLoS One. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI
? Gerrymandering Explained - YouTube
Newspaper Corrects 1863 Editorial Calling the Gettyburg Address 'Silly' - Megan Garber - The Atlantic - Nearly 150 years after it panned Lincoln's seminal speech, the Patriot-News is changing its tune. This is how the editorial came to be in the first place.
? Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13 - YouTube
? The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14 - YouTube
Forced Google Plus integration on YouTube backfires, petition hits 112,000 | ZDNet
The Daily Dot - Hacker's plan backfires after calling a police raid to his own house - 22-year-old Michael Adams Jr. who, during his time as a computer hacker, had failed to become the target of a "swatting." Taking matters into his own hands, Adams simply called the police himself,
Battery Usage Report - Generate in Windows 8
PowerCfg - The hidden energy and battery tool for Windows you're not using - Scott Hanselman
Climate change pledges: rich nations face fury over moves to renege | Environment | The Observer
Bashar Assad Gains Ground In Syrian Civil War
Judi Dench urged to back inquiry into stolen baby' scandal | World news | The Observer - "There was no apology nor has redress ever occurred. Incredibly, the Irish state continues to fund its partner in crime, the Catholic church, to hold the birth and care records of over 50,000 children. The state colludes with them to prevent the 'taken children' from discovering their identities," she said. (WLKR: World's Largest Kidnapping Ring)
Young and Educated in Europe, but Desperate for Jobs - NYTimes.com
C.I.A. Collects Global Data on Transfers of Money - NYTimes.com - The Central Intelligence Agency is secretly collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union — including transactions into and out of the United States — under the same law that the National Security Agency uses for its huge database of Americans’ phone records, according to current and former government officials.
Justice is reviewing criminal cases that used surveillance evidence gathered under FISA - The Washington Post
Justice is reviewing criminal cases that used surveillance evidence gathered under FISA - The Washington Post - “I certainly don’t agree with what Greenwald has done,” Holder said. “In some ways, he blurs the line between advocate and journalist. But on the basis of what I know now, I’m not sure there is a basis for prosecution of Greenwald.” (speaking of "blurring the lines")
Google's Latest Transparency Report Mocks The Gag Order FISC Puts On Them Over NSA Requests | Techdirt
Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter Have a New Lobbying Target—the NSA | Mother Jones - The NSA won't stop spying on tech companies. Now, they're starting to do something about it.
Victory: Government to Release More NSA Documents and FISA Court Opinions in Response to EFF Lawsuit | Electronic Frontier Foundation - concerning its use of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the provision of law the NSA relies on to collect the call records of millions of Americans
Op-Ed: Utahns should deny water to NSA center | The Salt Lake Tribune - "Concealed within his fortress, the lord of Mordor sees all. His gaze pierces cloud, shadow, earth, and flesh."
Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done' | Technology | theguardian.com - Hammond calls his 10-year sentence a 'vengeful, spiteful act' by US authorities eager to put a chill on political hacking (Obama is a cruel person)
No, the Feds Are Not Behind the New Silk Road | Motherboard - If the Feds facilitated the new Silk Road, they'd be breaking their own rules. Plain and simple. (of course, that's never happened before)
FBI Agent Insists He Wasn't First To Leak Info On Foiled Bomb Plot As He Heads To Jail (Obama is always making "examples" of people to deter "threats")
Elizabeth Warren won't save the Democrats in 2016 | Zack Exley | Comment is free | theguardian.com - The Republican theory is much more accessible to people who never took a class in economics: "the government is the problem, get rid of government interference". The Democratic theory requires more fealty to complex models and elite academics. (stupid usually wins)
Violence gone viral: new study plots how crime spreads like a disease | The Verge - study leader Andrew Papachristos, an associate professor of sociology at Yale. Rather, "the vast majority of gun violence, the everyday violence that we see in our streets, is actually passed on person to person, much more like a blood-borne pathogen."
Environmental Activist Reverend Billy Is Possibly Facing Up To One Year In Prison - Forbes - There, the troupe burst into song. That was followed by a short sermon from Reverend Billy about how the bank’s investments were tied to climate change, and the handing out of informational flyers to the clients and employees. (Obama hates all your theatricial performances)
Selenium - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is not an acceptable decision from the EPA during a Democratic administration: (Obama hates your environment)
TSA's $1 Billion 'Behavioral Detection' Program Only Slightly More Accurate Than A Coin Flip | Techdirt - All told, nearly a billion dollars have been sunk into the program, with the end result being a scattershot system that the GAO says detects potential threats with an accuracy that is "the same or slightly better than chance."
Washington: Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe | National Security & Defense | McClatchy DC - U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal workers that ended up scrutinizing people who had no direct ties to the U.S. government and simply had purchased certain books. (Obama hates books, too)
GOP-Tea Party Infighting Bedevils Republican Unity - On the other hand, a new string of tea party victories could ignite a full-blown Republican civil war and embolden anti-establishment champions such as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. (Obama doing everything he can to make it happen)
The Hairpin - Ladies First
The Toast - A willing foe, and sea room.
VSe1BMy.jpg - Global Transportation System
Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker!
Princeton University Meningitis Outbreak Prompts CDC To Import Vaccine - This week, Princeton officials confirmed the school's seventh case of meningitis in 2013. A spokesman says trustees will discuss the issue this weekend.
13 Design Trends For 2013
Adobe Password Breach: What You Need to Know - Eventbrite.com Eventbrite Blog
Think NSA Snooping Is Bad? Check Out MPAA Theater Security | Threat Level | Wired.com (Obama hates your Constitutional rights)
Want to Piss Off the White House? Talk About Climate Change | Mother Jones - the White House's private outrage at former Secretary of Energy Steve Chu's impromptu decision to talk about climate change while visiting an island nation uniquely threatened by it. (very tightly controlled "messaging" - these supposedly poltical geniuses can't see the message)
Japan Shelves Plan to Slash Emissions, Citing Fukushima - NYTimes.com
Typhoon Haiyan survivors lack food and water one week on | World news | theguardian.com - Death toll climbs to 3,261 and large numbers of bodies still lie unburied as Philippines government faces growing criticism
Fox's Heartless Response To The Philippines' Call For Aid After Typhoon | Blog | Media Matters for America
Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person - Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham militants say sorry for decapitating a fellow extremist rather than enemy
Anger over Israeli mayor who says there are no gays in his town - Moshe Abutbul, the ultra-Orthodox mayor of Beit Shemesh, says no gays live in his town and homosexuality should be a police matter, amid debate in Israel over a proposal to allow same-sex unions
Toronto police arrest hundreds in child abuse raids | World news | theguardian.com - Arrests made in Canada, US, Australia and elsewhere as police seize videos showing sexual acts against young children
Huge child porn ring busted, Toronto police say 348 arrested in Project Spade | CTV News - In Canada: 40 teachers, 9 doctors and nurses, 32 volunteers, 6 law enforcement personnel, 9 faith leaders, 3 foster parents
Denmark surpasses 100 percent wind power – German Energy Transition - Denmark surpasses 100 percent wind power
Turkey’s Erdogan Condemns Coed Dormitories - The Daily Beast - The prime minister and his allies say mixed-gender student housing gives rise to depravity, drugs, prostitution, and ‘terrorism.’
Councils to be given powers to ban peaceful protests that might disturb local residents - UK Politics - UK - The Independent - Councils to be given powers to ban peaceful protests that might disturb local residents (no right of assembly for you)
CIA declassifies Camp David Accords intelligence - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |
CyberGuerrilla soApboX » Ukraine GOV hacked. CUSTOMS of UKRAINE customs.gov.ua MASSIVE Docs leak.
U.S. Air Force asked to help in missing drone search - World - CBC News
Germany halts purchase of armed drones - The Local - Members of the next German government have agreed to postpone the country's purchase of armed drones indefinitely following controversy over their use and cost.
Op-Ed Columnist - 1 Soldier or 20 Schools in Afghanistan? - NYTimes.com - The war in Afghanistan will consume more money this year alone than we spent on the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War — combined. (Obama loves his wars, hates education)
TPP draft: United States reasserts its role as a world’s schoolyard bully — RT Op-Edge
Confirmed: CIA, NSA, IRS collected and shared Americans' personal information — RT USA
FBI warns hacking spree on government agencies is a “widespread problem” | Ars Technica - Hack linked to man who said: "You have no idea how much we can f*ck with the US."
Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet. Here’s How They Did It
NSA Wants To Reveal Its Secrets To Prevent Snowden From Revealing Them First - Slashdot
Feinstein promotes bill to strengthen NSA's hand on warrantless searches | World news | theguardian.com - Fisa Improvements Act, advanced as surveillance reform, would make permanent loophole known as 'backdoor search provision' (DiFucker fucks you)
Cyber-attacks eclipsing terrorism as gravest domestic threat – FBI | World news | theguardian.com - Counter-terrorism chiefs urge Congress to resist altering controversial surveillance programs except 'at the margins' (latest excuse: "the bad guys")
C.I.A. Collects Global Data on Transfers of Money - NYTimes.com - Even lawmakers on the Intelligence Committees have indicated that they are not sure they understand the entire landscape of what the government is doing in terms of bulk collection.
Interview: Telecom Security Expert Philippe Langlois on GCHQ Spying - SPIEGEL ONLINE - British intelligence agency GCHQ has been targeting mobile phone company networks. Telecoms security expert Philippe Langlois explains what they can find this way, and how users can protect themselves from such snooping.
NSA files: New York Times defends the Guardian's Snowden leaks | World news | theguardian.com - NYT: Guardian faces state 'bullying' • Cameron insists Snowden leaks help terrorists
Google chairman: NSA spying on our data centres 'outrageous' | Technology | theguardian.com - Eric Schmidt says company has lodged complaints with NSA, White House and Congress as criticism hardens in Silicon Valley
Former FBI agent sentenced to three years in prison for Associated Press leak | World news | theguardian.com - Resulting story on Yemen led to a federal leaks investigation and the seizure of journalists' phone records in search for the source ... "Clearly, you have betrayed your nation." (by telling the truth)
The NSA should keep spying on foreign leaders and citizens. - They have no right to privacy from U.S. surveillance—and they shouldn’t. (yes, that Posner)
New Report Condemns Role of Doctors, Psychologists and Psychiatrists as Torturers in Bush’s “War on Terror” | Andy Worthington - “Ethics Abandoned: Medical Professionalism and Detainee Abuse in the War on Terror”
FBI Labels PhD Candidate's Research 'A Threat to National Security' (he foia'd the freedom in foia, which is classified; how far down the rabbit-hole Obama is willing to go)
Global Intelligence Files (Stratfor criminal misdeeds)
Jeremy Hammond & the Need to ‘Promote Respect for the Rule of Law’ | The Dissenter (Obama's tough on truth message)
Jeremy Hammond: FBI directed my attacks on foreign government sites | World news | theguardian.com - Anonymous hacktivist told court FBI informant and fellow hacker Sabu supplied him with list of countries vulnerable to cyber-attack
Twitter / ioerror: Targets supplied by #FBI to ... - Jeremy #Hammond:
Targets supplied by FBI to Jeremy Hammond - Pastebin.com
Statement on Jeremy Hammond's Sentencing Verdict - 'I did this because I believe people have a right to know what governments and corporations are doing behind closed doors. I did what I believe is right.'
Jeremy Hammond's Sentencing Statement
? Today's Jeremy Hammond Prison Sentence Is An Obvious Miscarriage Of Justice - YouTube
? Jeremy Hammond's lawyer reacts to full prison sentence - YouTube
Jeremy Hammond's Sentencing Statement - Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, Jeremy Hammond Uses Allocution to Give Consequential Statement Highlighting Global Criminal Exploits by FBI Handlers (judge's husband connected to Stratfor)
The Daily Dot - Anonymous activist Jeremy Hammond sentenced to 10 years in prison - Hammond's sentence also forbids him from associating with "civil disobedience organizations" for 3 years after his release. (Constitutional rights revoked)
Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond sentenced to 10 years for Stratfor leak | Technology | theguardian.com - Hammond calls his sentencing a 'vengeful, spiteful act' by US authorities eager to put a chill on political hacking
The US can lock up hackers, but it can't crush their spirit | Laurie Penny | Comment is free | The Guardian - Jeremy Hammond is just the the latest to be targeted in a global witchhunt against the brightest minds of a generation
Wikileaks releases more Global Intelligence Files; some highlights | Privacy SOS - "Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources. Note -- There is specific tasker from the WH to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode..."
Stratfor Email: Brennan Behind 'Witch Hunt' of Journalists Reporting Leaks
Jeremy Hammond: Prisons are for Dangerous People Not Hackers [BLOG] - IBTimes UK
The FBI could have stopped the Stratfor leak at any point – Sue Crabtree - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video - serious reasons to question the motives of the judge and the entire prosecution, including the FBI which, it has been revealed, not only orchestrated the hack through an FBI informant known by the code name "Sabu", but could have stopped the leak of the files anytime had they wanted.
Russell Brand: we deserve more from our democratic system | Comment is free | The Guardian - Following his appearance on Newsnight, the comedian explains why he believes there are alternatives to our current regime
Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose Internet ‘Kill Switch’ | Washington Free Beacon - DHS protocol governs shutting down wireless networks to prevent bomb detonation
On healthcare, Obama is starting to sound like a misbehaving boyfriend | Ana Marie Cox | Comment is free | theguardian.com - The GOP has popular opinion trending on on its side for the first time in years, and they will run this issue into the ground (good job, political wing of the WH)
Right Ready for Every-Man-for-Himself Care -- Daily Intelligencer
So, About That Whole 'Obama's Katrina' Thing - the promulgation of an "Obama's Katrina" metaphor firmly underscores the basic lack of real stakes involved for all of the people having that conversation.
The U.S. may be hitting its ethanol limit. So EPA wants to relax its biofuels goals.
Milford Pipeline Fire May Burn for 36 Hours | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Entire town evacuated after explosion
Get Mitch - POLITICO Magazine - How the embattled Senate minority leader explains America’s political gridlock.
Hullabaloo - Fix the Debt caught astroturfing
Yoo Have to be Kidding - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Shorter John Yoo: I’m appalled by the executive overreach of Obama’s new ACA regulations. Plainly, Obama should have obtained these ends by arbitrarily detaining and torturing health insurance executives.
Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege - pulling back on a civil rights promise to make sure poor and minority students get qualified teachers.
Poll Finds Conservative Americans More Offended By Rainbow Flags Than Confederate Flags (76% of Americans conservative)
George W Bush's new 'crusade': converting Jews to Christianity | Andrew Brown | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Bush is speaking at a fundraiser today for Messianic Jews. It's the same imperial mentality that's ravaged the holy land for ages
Detroit-area man charged with murder in woman's porch death - CNN.com (the black people are scary defense)
WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ | TEDTalks - psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found that more than IQ or talent or any other factor, the #1 predictor of a person's success is their unflagging commitment to a long-term goal... in other words, their grit
Astonishing Video Captures The Unbreakable Bond Between Twins
Blind man, service dog kicked off US Airways plane; passengers object | 6abc.com
Transgender teen fights to be pictured in yearbook : News : ValleyCentral.com - He wore a tuxedo in his senior portrait photo shoot, like all the other boys at school, but according to the teen, he was told it wouldn’t be published in their yearbook.
“He Took the Time to Chat”: Ken Starr’s Plea for a Child Molester - the famously pious former Clinton prosecutor recently pleaded with a Fairfax County judge to let a confessed child molester go free. Because he’s a family friend. Here’s the letter ... just one of dozens of letters sent by as many Washington, D.C., and New York City power players—including former ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson (and many others)
Brian Holloway's House - Grantland - An NFL player's empty home. A massive teenage party. A tailor-made story of social-media shaming and a former star wronged. Until you dig deeper, that is.
Vertical Video Syndrome - A PSA - YouTube (the iDisease)
Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines aid effort hampered by lawlessness | World news | theguardian.com - Some relief agencies scaling back in worst-hit areas due to desperate actions of Haiyan survivors and raids by bandits
Mexico accused of suppressing freedom of speech over hit documentary | World news | theguardian.com - Director of Presumed Guilty, which exposed miscarriage of justice in Mexico City, awaits rulings on claims for compensation
Pope Francis 'is mafia target after campaigning against corruption' | World news | theguardian.com - Prosecutor says pope's attempt to bring transparency to Vatican is making mobsters agitated
Rob Ford will (ahem) go down in history with this quote
Eurozone economic recovery falters in third quarter | Business | theguardian.com - Fall in French output and Italy's recession drags growth down to 0.1%, snuffing out second-quarter momentum
Edward Snowden is almost broke - Boing Boing
TPP Leak Confirms the Worst: US Negotiators Still Trying to Trade Away Internet Freedoms | Electronic Frontier Foundation (another sooper secrit Obama plan to screw you)
The FBI Doesn't Want You To Know Why It Won't Tell You Its Secrets - The FBI is going long to keep its secret files on animal rights activists a secret: It is fighting public records requests about why it keeps denying public records requests.
Google transparency report curiously opaque, thanks to FBI gag order - CSMonitor.com - Google wants to be seen as a crusader for Internet transparency, and its new report details who is asking for users' information. But the report is incomplete, Google acknowledges.
Finally, Homeland Security Has to Explain Why and When It Can Kill Cell Networks | Motherboard
TSA’s got 94 signs to ID terrorists, but they’re unproven by science | Ars Technica - Government auditor slams $900M spent on unproven program. (expensive theatre)
The Daily Dot - Bitcoin rapidly approaching $500 price tag, $5 billion market cap - As the world wonders why it's doing so well, the peer-to-peer currency is on pace to hit two major milestones in the near future.
How Much Are Bitcoins Really Worth? | Motherboard - At over $400 a bitcoin, the defiant crytopcurrency is bubbling all over again, causing enough buzz that the Senate is having a hearing on virtual currencies. What boils down to some mathematical models and open source code is now worth $4.4 billion.
Boston Police Department Claims Contacting Its Public Affairs Number Is A Criminal Act | Techdirt (the same cops who said you couldn't take their picture now say you can't record their conversations on their conversation line)
Whitey Bulger Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - The Terror in Massachusetts' Court Rooms - Esquire
Obama Healthcare Speech - The Surrender Is Not Abject, So There's That - Esquire - Translation From The Presidential Weaselspeak: OK, keep that lemon of a plan you're so fond of, but please, shut yer gob about it now. Also, pray that you don't need any medical procedure more complicated than a Band Aid for the next year, because that's all you're covered for. But... cheap!
Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Fall Far Short Of Target (Obama hates computers)
Obama to speak on Affordable Care Act – live blog | World news | theguardian.com - President to make hastily announced statement on problems with the rollout of the federal healthcare website. Follow it live
Facebook and Microsoft help fund rightwing lobby network, report finds | World news | theguardian.com - State Policy Network rejects climate change, opposes workers' rights – and is backed by some top US tech and telecoms firms
Majority of red-state Americans believe climate change is real, study shows | Environment | theguardian.com - Study suggests far-reaching acceptance of climate change in traditionally Republican states such as Texas and Oklahoma (as they turn into deserts but sill elect Barton and Inhofe)
Troubled Youth Prison Company Wins Even More Contracts
UA Study: Your Brain Sees Things You Don’t | UANews - our brains perceive objects in everyday life of which we may never be aware. The finding challenges currently accepted models about how the brain processes visual information.
The Most Popular Books of All Time | Visual.ly
Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation
F-Secure Launches A Dropbox For the Dark Web And A VPN That Could Erase Content Borders Everywhere - Forbes
Trolls: Moochers Preying on Makers | Trolling Effects - Hillary Foss is a marketing associate at FindTheBest, which recently received a demand letter.
Twitter takes on Storify with Custom Timelines | Technology | theguardian.com - Social network allows users to curate tweets, stepping on toes of partner previously cited as 'good example' of how to use data (because your 140 characters are true art)
JPMorgan Shows Exactly How To Not Use Twitter
CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ
CryptoGuard prevents your files from being taken hostage - Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software
HitmanPro.Alert CryptoGuard - SurfRight
Hackers Are Now Providing Customer Service Support to Help Victims Pay Ransoms | Motherboard - the hackers behind CryptoLocker recently launched a customer service feature to help victims through the payment process. (because bitcoins)
CryptoLocker Crew Ratchets Up the Ransom — Krebs on Security
Tools for a Safer PC — Krebs on Security
The Changing Face of America - Photo Gallery
Pope Francis corruption fury: Tie them to a rock and throw them in the sea - Europe - World - The Independent - Pope Francis delivered an impassioned sermon yesterday, during which he quoted a passage from the bible that said some sinners deserve to be tied to a rock and cast into the sea ... because "where there is deceit, the Spirit of God cannot be".
The trouble with democracy | Books | The Guardian - Government shutdowns, petty policy squabbles, voter disaffection – democracy doesn't seem to work very well. But what's the alternative? And can we rely on muddling through? (democracy always hungers for a dictator)
2013 Likely To Be One Of The Hottest Years Ever As Warming Trend Continues, WMO Says
Typhoon Haiyan: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid | World news | theguardian.com - Thousands storm rice warehouse in the devastated central Philippines while Haiyan relief effort flounders
Are There Limits to Solar Efficiency? | Ten Miles Square | The Washington Monthly
Exclusive: US blocks publication of Chilcot’s report on how Britain went to war with Iraq - UK Politics - UK - The Independent - Washington is playing the lead role in delaying the publication of the long-awaited report into how Britain went to war with Iraq, The Independent has learnt. (history never happened)
The Daily Dot - Outdated copyright law makes memes illegal in Australia
Australia Church child sex inquiry urges sweeping changes - FRANCE 24 - An Australian state inquiry into the handling of child sex cases by the Catholic Church on Wednesday said religious leaders trivialised the problem and recommended concealment of abuse should be a crime
Rob Ford promises a ‘rumble in the jungle’ as city council prepares to vote on motion to get province to remove him | National Post
Booze, drugs, suspected escorts in new Rob Ford docs | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun
Shocking new details surface about Rob Ford: booze, cocaine and "even a suspected prostitute" in the mayor's office [updated] | torontolife.com
Gareth Williams, British Spy, Likely Died In Bag By Accident (after pad-locking himself outside from the inside)
David Cameron insists that squeeze on public-sector spending is permanent - UK Politics - UK - The Independent (pomp and pomposity on display, look at all the GOLD))
6 Speeches The Conservatives Don't Want You To See - The Tories have attempted to wipe all of their pre-2010 speeches off the internet. So we’ve dug them out.
The Daily Dot - British Conservative Party scrubs 10 years of public statements from the Web
The edge of the abyss: exposing the NSA's all-seeing machine | The Verge - "I know the capability that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return." (which is what happened)
Deutsche Telekom Pushes All German Internet Safe from Spying - spiegel online
German Warns of Possible Threat to US Facilities in Spying Scandal - spiegel online
Less Than 20% Of Americans Believe That There's Adequate Oversight Of The NSA | Techdirt
Why Does Anyone Trust the National-Security State? - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic - A lack of transparency and oversight has led to abuses time and again, in every era. (Craptrapper)
Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Surveillance State Scorecard | TomDispatch - Mistaking Omniscience for Omnipotence In a World Without Privacy, There Are No Exemptions for Our Spies
Report: Government Spying Causing Self-Censorship, Privacy Fears Among US Writers « CBS DC
Smooth operators: why phone companies don't fight the NSA | The Verge - Will AT&T and Verizon ever push back against NSA surveillance? Don't bet on it
The Seattle Police Department Disables Its Mesh Network (the New Apparatus Capable of Spying on You) | Slog
The original NSA whistleblower: “Snowden is a patriot” - Salon.com - You likely haven't heard of Perry Fellwock, the first whistle-blower to go to the press about NSA 30 years ago
More NSA transparency would lead to bigger privacy invasion, agency lawyer says | The Verge (even bigger would look like what?)
In Lavabit Appeal, U.S. Doubles Down on Access to Web Crypto Keys | Threat Level | Wired.com
emptywheel - What this boils down to is, essentially, the government thinks the keys to Lavabit’s encryption for their customers belong not just to Lavabit, and their respective customers, but to the United States government itself. Your private information cannot be private in the face of the United States Government. Not just Edward Snowden, but anybody, and everybody, is theirs if they want it. That is the definition of bullshit.
US wants $10,000 from Lavabit owner for dodging order for Snowden's email | The Verge - Levison waited two days, racking up $10,000 in sanctions, then turned over the keys and immediately shut down his company. He's appealing the fine now, arguing that requesting a master set of encryption keys was excessive if the FBI only wanted to monitor one user.
Salvaging Obama - NYTimes.com - Dismissing Clapper, the director of national intelligence, is not a new idea. Fred Kaplan of Slate suggested it in June, after Clapper lied to Congress about the N.S.A.’s data-mining.
The Daily Dot - Senator who wrote bill to help NSA gets way more money than opponent - Unsurprisingly, an analysis of campaign contributions shows that Feinstein gets three times as much money from intelligence contractors.
Over 3,000 US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent crimes | World news | theguardian.com - ACLU report chronicles thousands of lives ruined by life sentences for crimes such as shoplifting or possession of a crack pipe (prison state America)
Editorial: Justice for Ken Anderson | Dallas Morning News - A 10-day jail sentence seems ridiculously light for former prosecutor Ken Anderson’s role in a man’s wrongful imprisonment for 25 years. As Williamson County’s district attorney, Anderson helped hide exculpatory evidence and engaged in serious prosecutorial misconduct in his effort to win the conviction of Michael Morton for the 1986 murder of Morton’s wife.
Freedom of the Press Foundation - Freedom of the Press Foundation provides you with an easy way to donate to cutting-edge journalism organizations dedicated to transparency and accountability. Donate to specific investigative journalism projects focused on combating excessive government secrecy below. Your donation will be tax-deductible. You can also donate by check. (bypass Paypal's ban on wikileaks)
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty | The Verge
How Can the New York Times Endorse an Agreement the Public Can't Read? | Electronic Frontier Foundation - The New York Times' editorial board has made a disappointing endorsement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), even as the actual text of the agreement remains secret. That raises two distressing possibilities: either in an act of extraordinary subservience, the Times has endorsed an agreement that neither the public nor its editors have the ability to read. Or, in an act of extraordinary cowardice, it has obtained a copy of the secret text and hasn't yet fulfilled its duty to the public interest to publish it. (Obama loves his sooper sercits)
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation - (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
Trade deal could be bitter medicine - WikiLeaks has exposed details of secret trade negotiations that could leave Australians paying more for drugs and medicines, movies, computer games and software, and be placed under surveillance as part of a US-led crackdown on internet piracy.
Breaking: Pivotal Trans-Pacific Partnership Section Revealed - the Obama administration has been an advocate for transnational corporate interests in the negotiations even though they run counter to the needs and desires of the public.
w Wikileaks publishes the "Internet Chapter" of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (SOPA's back) - Boing Boing
MSF responds to leak of Trans-Pacific Partnership text on Wikileaks | msfaccess.org - Médecins Sans Frontières responds to the leaked TPP text:
In Which Ben Wittes Proves Ben Wittes Is NAKED | emptywheel (breath-taking dishonesty of Obama's cops)
In fight over gag orders, US tech industry files complaint over FBI legal tactics — Tech News and Analysis (REDACTED)
CAIRO: Questions about ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi story go beyond Dylan Davies interview; CBS conducting ‘journalistic review’ | Middle East | McClatchy DC (the whole thing was bullshit)
Gene Lyons 60 Minutes Benghazi - Spies In The House Of Journalism - Esquire - Through that same marriage of corporate cowardice and corporate avarice, the CBS empire decided to give Mary Matalin a toy publishing house. This happened to be the suspension vehicle through which the current hoax was injected into the network's bloodstream until it finally erupted into the pustulating sore that is the current situation. Oh, and Lara Logan should be suspended. Yesterday.
Historic Pro-Choice Bill To Be Introduced In Congress
The 9%: Congress's Approval Rating Hits the Single Digits | TIME.com - Suddenly 10% isn't looking so shabby
A Tiny Revolution: A Funny Little Story About The Media (yeah, Red State sabotage, except for good old KY)
Media Fall For Another Misleading Leak From Issa's Committee | Blog | Media Matters for America - Media fell for another misleading leak from the House Oversight Committee when they hyped allegations that the Obama administration ignored HealthCare.gov security warnings -- though the warnings were for a portion of the site that will not be operational until early 2014.
Obamacare technology chiefs grilled by Congress as political support dwindles | World news | theguardian.com - Democrats join GOP in anger over malfunctioning website as tech chiefs reveal healthcare.gov only operating at half capacity (eat shit, Dems)
Daily Politics Blog - Charles P. Pierce - Political Blogging - Esquire - So Bill Clinton, pretty plainly already in campaign mode, sounds the alarm in favor of the Shoddy Health Insurance Plan Protection Act of 2013, and some Democratic politicians saddle up? Forgive me if I say that I have seen this movie before. (the great triangulator strikes again)
How the Stock Market Is Rigged, According to a Robo-Trading Whistleblower | Motherboard
The Grand Old Tea Party | The Nation - Why today's wacko birds are just like yesterday's wingnuts.
Why Does The GOP Have A Problem With These People?
Cobb GOP chairman concerned about (those) people coming to Braves' games | Jay Bookman | www.ajc.com - Again, that's from the chairman of the Republican Party in the state's wealthiest, most sophisticated GOP stronghold (so they will tax black people to build a stadium that black people can't get to)
Residents Suing to Stop ‘Fortresslike’ Plan for World Trade Center - NYTimes.com - To the question, “How much security apparatus is needed on city streets?” the agencies charged with guarding public safety seem to answer, “As much as we say.” (9/11!)
Richard Cohen in Context - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic - Some people are defending his abysmal column. Their argument is not very good ... Richard Cohen's unfortunate career is the proper context to understand his column today and the wide outrage that's greeted it ("context" is all)
A Tiny Revolution: A Funny Little Story About The Media (old Richard Cohen story +how "The Village" destroyed Gart Hart)
Open carry demonstrations: Is carrying a gun to a protest protected by the First Amendment? - The alarming rise of “open-carry” demonstrations.
Which professions have the most psychopaths? - The Week (CEOs should all be locked up)
Teen night owls likely to perform worse academically, emotionally - Teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to their earlier-to-bed counterparts, according to a new study from UC Berkeley.
O'Reilly: Transgender-Inclusive Locker Rooms Are Like Hooters Without Chicken Wings | Blog | Media Matters for America - the difference between bringing a 12 year old to Hooters and allowing a "guy who thinks he's a girl" into a women's locker room is that Hooters has chicken wings.
Two Thirds Of Cheaters Would Stay Faithful If It Weren't For Technology, Survey Suggests - The demographic most likely to stray because their partner was snubbing them with their phone use? Women ages 30-50, according to the site.
To Protect Battered Women, You Have to Protect Their Pets - Only three percent of shelters nationwide can accommodate domestic animals, and many people refuse to leave them behind.
Anal Probes And The Drug War: A Look At The Ethical And Legal Issues
Gulag Justice? Alabama Blogger Jailed in Secretive Scandal - WhoWhatWhy - A judge has taken the extraordinary steps of not only sealing the file in the case, but ordering that the blogger’s posts be removed from the Internet.
OpBarberMiddleSchool - Pastebin.com - A deficit of a mere 30 cents was all it took for you to cause a child to be humiliated and left hungry.
Anonymous aims to shut down Utah boarding school after abuse allegations surface | Mail Online - Former students described beatings, bullying and said they were submitted to solitary confinement at Logan River Academy in Logan, Utah
An Ex-Cop's Guide to Not Getting Arrested - Mike Riggs - The Atlantic Cities
Occupy Cal Infiltrated by Police-Sympathetic-Unions; How Lt Pike Recently Got Another $38k Reward for Pepper-Spraying Student Activists
The Day the Earth Smiled (NASA Cassini Saturn Mission Images)
Cassini Solstice Mission: Raw Images
Unmanned Spaceflight.com -> Cassini's ongoing mission and raw images
Nasa release new picture of planet Saturn taken from the Cassini spacecraft | Science & Tech | News | Daily Express
Cassini’s Saturn: Incredible mosaic by Gordon Ugarkovic.
What Cassini Sees
Cassini reveals Saturn's true colours | Science | The Observer
Saturn's mysterious hexagon shows its true colors - PhotoBlog
Numerous haze layers
Which are some of the most thought provoking books you've ever read? : books
? THIS IS WATER YouTube - YouTube
David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech at Kenyon University
Is Weed Getting Too Good? | Motherboard
#TwoWeeksOfLeaks Day 1: The Dream Scenario | Facebook - Free Cooper Union has received a collection of anonymously leaked confidential documents pertaining to The Cooper Union’s Board of Trustees and the Administration of Jamshed Bharucha.
Over 150 million breached records from Adobe hack have surfaced online | The Verge
Find out if your data was leaked in the Adobe hack | ZDNet
The Daily Dot - 4 videos that show everything wrong with YouTube right now
Viral Journalism and the Valley of Ambiguity
The Daily Dot - Better commenting finally comes to YouTube
Laugh at Google's E-Tattoo All You Want, You'll Be Wearing One Soon | Motherboard
What it’s like being verified on Twitter – Nimrod Kamer – The Kernel
New Voicemail Notification - WhatsApp - Malware
rebus snippets: Asprox Botnet - Phishing Malware As a Service
Typhoon Haiyan: desperation grows as survivors face fifth day without help | World news | theguardian.com - US, British and Japanese troops head to the Philippines but minimal amounts of aid have reached the worst-hit areas
Typhoon Haiyan: survival, loss and humanity in obliterated city of Tacloban | World news | theguardian.com - Kate Hodal reports from the capital of Leyte province, where survivors are desperate for food, water and medicine
South Florida Faces Ominous Prospects From Rising Waters - NYTimes.com - “We’re going to get four or five or six feet of water, or more, by the end of the century. You have to wake up to the reality of what’s coming.” ... “The business community for the most part is not engaged,”
Israel has initial plans for 24,000 more settler homes | Reuters (Netanfuckyu to your peace plan)
North Korea 'executes 80 people for watching foreign films' - World - News - The Independent (psycho-state)
Spain's solar police to kick in your door - The Local - The latest nail in the coffin for Spain’s solar energy producers is an Energy Law amendment which allows inspectors to enter private properties without a court order. It's a move lawyers believe could set a worrying precedent.
Fukushima residents may never go home, say Japanese officials | Environment | theguardian.com - Admission deals blow to government assurances that radiation near the Daiichi nuclear plant can be brought down to safe levels (one lie after another)
Fukushima Radiation Arrives In Alaska - The Fukushima Crisis Comes To The States - Esquire - Some radiation has arrived in northern Alaska and along the west coast. That's raised concern over contamination of fish and wildlife. More may be heading toward coastal communities like Haines and Skagway ... A tour-bus driver is helping throw together the response to the worst nuclear disaster in 30 years? Was the sous-chef at the local Applebee's busy that day?
News of the World spied on Mail on Sunday, phone-hacking trial told | UK news | The Guardian - Spying operation was said to have been part of effort to pursue story of John Prescott's affair with his diary secretary
NY Times Endorses the TPP's Corporate Coup d'état | Brainwash Update - YouTube (even though it's all a big secret, of course)
Peak Drone? The U.S. Is Buying Fewer Drones and Using Them Less Often.
Author Of The PATRIOT Act Goes To EU Parliament To Admit Congress Failed, And The NSA Is Out Of Control | Techdirt - Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, has come out strongly against the NSA's mass spying, said that James Clapper should be fired and prosecuted, and introduced sweeping new legislation that would significantly curtail the NSA's activities
John Kerry: world leaders have been understanding about NSA leaks | World news | theguardian.com - US secretary of state says foreign governments understand that Barack Obama did not order all phone and internet surveillance (it just kinda happened on its own)
EFF to New York Times: Don't Get Fooled Again by Claims of NSA Spying "Legality" | Electronic Frontier Foundation - Over the weekend, the New York Times' public editor, Margaret Sullivan, published a piece investigating the Times' thirteen month delay in the publication of a bombshell report on the Bush Administration's domestic mass surveillance program back in 2004 and 2005 ... The piece admits that the Times was taken in by claims of "legality" in 2004. It shouldn't get fooled again by government claims of “legality” of mass surveillance.
NSA files: discuss the Snowden revelations with Guardian reporters | World news | theguardian.com - Reporters closely involved in our NSA stories will answer your questions through a Twitter chat from 1-2pm ET (6-7 GMT)
There's Only One Place To Put The Blame For Russian, Chinese Fallout From NSA Spying: On The NSA | Techdirt - from the everything-else-is-a-distraction dept
US spooks play into the hands of Russia, China and others who want control over global digital citizens | John Kampfner | Comment is free | The Guardian - In Beijing I've seen at first hand how authoritarian regimes aim to exploit the NSA's destruction of a utopian internet vision
The road to surveillance is paved with good intentions – and warning signs | Carly Nyst | Global development | theguardian.com - Iris scanning and GPS tracking are increasingly central to the delivery of aid. The consequences could be devastating
Indonesia Anons Take Down Australia Intelligence Websites in Response to Spying Revelations | LeakSource
UK home secretary wants to overturn human rights treaties and make terror suspects stateless - Boing Boing - May believes it cannot be right that a person who has enjoyed the benefits of becoming a UK citizen should keep their passport if they act in a way that is "totally at odds" with British values. ("values")
Three G4S immigration centre officials involved in forgery, says judge | Business | The Guardian - 'Shocking' actions of removal centre staff in asylum seeker's case are referred to Director of Public Prosecutions
Obama Belongs In A Prison Cell. - YouTube
"Why Are So Many Violent Criminals Walking Free?" | LearnLiberty - YouTube
"Why Are So Many Violent Criminals Walking Free?" | LearnLiberty - YouTube - Who are the real victims of the War on Drugs (Obama loves his wars) - Fewer than half of all violent crimes were resolved in 2011, but over 7 million people are serving time in U.S. prisons. The majority of prisoners were arrested on drug charges, and 81 percent of those are in prison for simple possession.
The Last Stand of the JFK Truthers - NationalJournal.com - Dallas plans to memorialize the fallen president on the 50th anniversary of his death, and the conspiracy theorists aren't invited.
John Kerry Declines to Elaborate on JFK Conspiracy Comments - ABC News - In the special, which aired last week, Kerry said that “to this day” he had “serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.” (Warren Commission big coverup)
Illustrated Guide to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War | NYC Anarchist Black Cross - This is our guide to political prisoners and prisoners of war we support. Feel free to download, print, and distribute as you see fit.
Can Russell Brand be the Leader Anonymous is Missing? - IBTimes UK - The stand-up comedian Russell Brand was centre of attention at Anonymous' Million Mask March in London this week - could he be the leader the group is clearly in need of? (hierarchy doesn't understand anonymous)
The Daily Dot - A first look at 'The Internet’s Own Boy,' the Aaron Swartz documentary - “This was—and I say it without hesitation—not suicide. It was murder by intimidation, bullying, and torment,”
Analysis: 50K enroll in state-based ObamaCare | TheHill
About 40,000 Americans are said to have signed up for plans on HealthCare.gov - The Washington Post
For 2014, G.O.P.’s Challenges Stem From Within - NYTimes.com - But in the heated battle over the ideological future of the Republican Party, races like this one could alter the complexion of the Republican caucus in the House — and Washington’s ability to govern in President Obama’s final years in office. (more crazies)
Wall Street’s nightmare: President Elizabeth Warren - Ben White and Maggie Haberman - politico.com
Elizabeth Warren challenges Obama to break up 'too-big-to-fail' Wall St banks | World news | theguardian.com - Amid speculation that she might run against Hillary Clinton in 2016, firebrand senator attacks regulators for multiple failings
Alison Lundergan Grimes Tied With Mitch McConnell In Senate Race: Poll
Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals - Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber. (that Republicans-only court)
New Gallup Poll Finds Overwhelming Voter Support For $9 Minimum Wage
New York Times Departures Heighten Concerns About Staff Retention - One former longtime Times journalist told HuffPost that the paper doesn’t have the cachet or perks it once did to keep top talent.
Does This Photo Vindicate Armed Pro-Gun Protesters In Texas?
Koch brothers sponsor anti-Obamacare cornholing competition | The Raw Story
Eschaton: Conventional Views - Please make Richard Cohen stop. - "not racist" "must repress a gag reflex"
Richard Cohen Writes Yet Another Racist Column - People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York (you know who makes us throw-up?)
Richard Cohen Defends Column: 'The Word Racist Is Truly Hurtful'
Editor: I Should Have Edited 'That One Sentence' In Cohen's Column 'More Carefully'
Actual Problems In American Journalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The publisher of the Post singled out Richard Cohen’s column today as “brilliant.” Of course she did!
WaPo Publisher Calls Cohen Column 'Brilliant' - it's "brilliant" to observe that, "people with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering ... a white man married to a black woman [who 'used to be a lesbian'] and with two biracial children..." are "not racist," but "troubled." (Katherine Weymouth, terrible person)
Eschaton: WANKER OF THE DECADE - 8th Runner Up - Richard Cohen.
Gottlieb helps, but NYT still nowhere near the most embarrassing op-ed page in a national paper - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Man is opposed to fair play — He wants it all and he wants it his way - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Scocca has much more on the ridiculous Lori Gottlieb column I briefly discussed earlier today. Among its other problems, it’s the latest manifestation of the conservertarian war on the concept of insurance:
Email Interview With Lori Gottlieb's Ex, "Tim"
Lara Logan 60 Minutes scandal: Washington Post's Paul Farhi reports on her sexy Halloween costume.
CBS Still Ducking The Tough 60 Minutes Questions | Blog | Media Matters for America - Network Refuses To Appoint Outside Review of Benghazi Mess
Chris Christie Casino Bankruptcy - Big Chicken's Very Bad Bet - Esquire - Anyway, the tunnel did not figure in Big Chicken's grand economic design for the state, which involved finding the biggest rathole he could find and shoveling money down into it. As recently as last February, it was unclear if Revel would ever open. But after a $261 million pledge from New Jersey, investors stepped in and revived the abandoned development. (+"Chris Christie - the Richie Incognito of the political world")
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt | World news | theguardian.com - Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before 'abolishing' it, freeing individuals from their bills
Traffic jams paralyzing Bay Area - San Jose Mercury News (Cali hits peak highway)
Stop thanking the troops for me: No, they don’t “protect our freedoms!” - Salon.com - They’re protecting our country, they’re protecting the world, and, you know, obviously we wouldn’t have freedom without them.
Lawyer Of Man Who Shot Renisha McBride Calls Actions 'Justified' And 'Reasonable' | ThinkProgress
Hacker group Anonymous targets Logan River Academy | Deseret News - The hacker group Anonymous reportedly has the troubled teen industry on its cyber hit list, zeroing in on the Logan River Academy on Monday in a campaign that asserts abuse of its underage clients. (Big Prison rules)
Anonymous leads calls to #ShutLoganRiver | The Stream - Al Jazeera English - Hacktivist group starts online campaign to shut down a boarding school accused of abusing its students.
School district must pay shuttered charter's bill - Philly.com (grifters win)
America's dumbest idea: creating a multiple-choice test generation | Erika L Sánchez | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Standardized testing means more rote memorization and less time for creativity. Students aren't prepared for college and life (life has more than four choices)
Jenny McCarthy, Anti-Vaccination Movement to Blame for Whooping Cough | New Republic
In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns - NYTimes.com - women were twice as likely to reach orgasm from intercourse or oral sex in serious relationships as in hookups.
Microsoft's loyalty to Windows and Office blamed for a 'lost' decade, says Vanity Fair | The Verge - Eichenwald details a management system known as "stack ranking," a method that existing and former employees describe as destructive and an innovation stifler. (2012)
Microsoft Site Map (they have a lot of non-fashion dependent products)
Enhancing Windows 8 for multiple monitors - Building Windows 8 - MSDN Blogs
Australia is on track for its warmest ever year, says study | Environment | theguardian.com - The past 12 months have been 0.22C warmer than any other equivalent period prior to 2013, says Climate Council - more than 100 heat-related records broken in the past 12 months
Typhoon Haiyan: we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action | Environment | theguardian.com - Anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare them pay a visit to the Philippines right now (lookin' at you, soccermomies)
Typhoon Haiyan: Thousands dead in the Philippines as storm makes landfall - live | World news | theguardian.com - Grave humanitarian crisis unfolds • Victims suffer third day with scarce food and water
Protests as Thailand senators debate amnesty bill | World news | theguardian.com - Thousands rally in Bangkok over bill that could pave way for return of the self-exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra
Sweden closes four prisons as number of inmates plummets | World news | The Guardian - Decline partly put down to strong focus on rehabilitation and more lenient sentences for some offences
Anti-nuclear citizens groups targeted in massive cyber-attack - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun - Anti-nuclear citizens groups around Japan were left reeling from a blizzard of e-mail traffic--more than 2.53 million messages--that had all the hallmarks of a coordinated cyber-attack.
Nixon, Kissinger, and Genocide - Lawyers, Guns & Money : As part of my longstanding argument that people making “Nixon was really a liberal president” arguments are being too clever by at least three quarters, Gary Bass’s new book The Blood Telegram is apparently devastating about Nixon’s role in the genocide that preceded the creation of Bangladesh:
Gary Bass's "The Blood Telegram" Reviewed By Sunil Khilnani | New Republic - In 1971, a Genocide Took Place. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger Did Nothing. Intentionally. The lost history of one of our lowest moments
White House considers appointing civilian NSA chief amid calls for reform | World news | theguardian.com - Administration also pondering plan to disaggregate embattled agency from new military command created around it
Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC | StratRisks - America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ are both spying on the OPEC oil cartel, documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. The security of the global energy supply is one of the most important issues for the intelligence agencies.
Uncategorized | Scriptonite Daily
If Silk Road Gets Shut Down, It Will Be Back Online in 15 Minutes | Motherboard
If Silk Road Gets Shut Down, It Will Be Back Online in 15 Minutes | Motherboard
USB Devices Used to Infect Russian Nuclear Plant, Carry Malware to Space Station
Barrett Brown Is Bored Out of His Mind in Jail | VICE United States
ACLU booted from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hearing | Boston Herald - The American Civil Liberties Union has been shut out of weighing in on accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s claims of hardship behind bars at a hearing tomorrow to address whether the alleged terrorist deserves to be cut some slack while he awaits trial.
Rep. Would Do Anything for Debt, Won’t Do That -- Daily Intelligencer - Oh, so Collins thinks Congress should do "everything in its power" to reduce the gap between revenue and outlay, except increase revenue.
'60 Minutes' Comes Under Intense Criticism For Bungled Benghazi Story (time to fire LL)
‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered
60 Minutes was on the decline long before the Benghazi story screw up | Michael Wolff | Comment is free | theguardian.com - The media think the 60 Minutes mistake is an earth-shattering deal. In reality, the public is already skeptical of TV news
On the 60 Minutes/Benghazi debacle : Columbia Journalism Review
How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party - The Daily Beast - Leaders of the Tea Party are willing to wreck the Republican Party, the government, and the economy to prove that Obama is evil and God is on their side. (except kill themselves)
Elizabeth Warren is Hillary Clinton's Nightmare | New Republic - A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren
How Twitter Helped Bring the Va. Attorney General Race to a 17-Vote Margin - ABC News (more Republican voter-fraud)
Joe Scarborough Career - A Gobshite Special Report: Morning Squint - Esquire - Joe Scarborough, the mysteriously well-compensated host of a micro-rated morning talk show asylum for disgraced hacks and television historians, has brought out a new book-like product about which we likely will be hearing far too much on our liberal MSNBC teevee network. (dirt on the old scumbag +Lakoff fail in the comments)
That North Dakota Nazi-Town Guy Is A Little Bit Black, So It Is True That Black People Are The Real Racists (DNA proves racist nazi is 14% black; irony dept.)
Sarah Palin: Levi Johnston Is A 'Deadbeat Dad' (she really said that)
Angry Gavin McInnes Has New Rules For Radicals About How All Liebruls Are Dumb, Not Just The Lady Ones - Thought Catalog Thought Leadering.
Pine Bush, New York, Jews Forcing Normal Kids To Beat Them Up By Being Jewish - After all, it is not the fault of Pine Bush, where nice grown ups just stone cold volunteer to New York Times reporters that all those Jews aren’t wanted there, nor is it the fault of school administrators, who are like, “wouldn’t it be easier if you just moved?” (brilliant writing)
A Romanian Scientist Claims to Have Developed Artificial Blood | Innovations - a research facility located in the Transylvanian city of Cluj-Napoca, of all places
Construction Firm Balfour Beatty Considers Drone Workers | Technology Advice
Solid Concepts unveils first 3D-printed metal gun, a .45 ACP 1911
Teens Are Being Trapped in Abusive 'Drug Rehab Centers' | VICE United States
American companies, torturing teens for profit? You betcha! It's called the Troubled Teen Industry. Want your mind blown? Click here. : troubledteens
Mitt Romney: A Voice of Freedom and Hope? Not for America’s So-Called “Troubled” Youth | WWASP Diaries
Twitter / TheLulzDeptxx: This guy is awesome. ...
EFF and CDT File Brief in Support of Airbnb | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Amazon, U.S. Postal Service Join Forces For Sunday Deliveries
If you want to complain to Google directly about the forced merger of YouTube and Google+, this is the link to the discussion forum in Google Products. : technology
YouTube is a Completely Functional Site Programmed by Competent People : videos
YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section | Technology | theguardian.com - Changes mean video creators will have more power to moderate comments, while making best conversations more prominent for viewers
Aid efforts begin after typhoon Haiyan kills 10,000 in Philippines: live updates | World news | theguardian.com - 10,000 people are reported dead in the central Philippine province of Leyte
Survivors 'Walk Like Zombies' After Philippine Typhoon Kills Estimated 10,000 - NYTimes.com
Typhoon Haiyan Death Toll Tops 10,000, According To Official Estimates ... "People are walking like zombies looking for food," said Jenny Chu, a medical student in Leyte. "It's like a movie."
In Mexico, Locals In Self-Defense Squads Take Fight To Knights Templar Drug Gang And Win (Clinton/Bush/Obama war on poor people living in other countries)
Thousands protest austerity in Greece ahead of no-confidence vote - Yahoo News UK
'Pope Francis effect' credited with boosting Italian congregations | World news | The Guardian - Researchers say more than half of Catholic priests have reported significant rise in attendance since election of new pontiff
Yemen air strikes kill al-Qaida militants | World news | theguardian.com - Five suspected al-Qaida fighters die in southern stronghold of Abyan during US drone strikes, local officials claim ("suspected" = "dead")
Cost of Detention Operations at Guantánamo Bay $4.8 Billion Since 2002 (Report & Infographic) | LeakSource (cost-cutting Republicans)
Iranians angry and bewildered after French torpedo Geneva nuclear entente | World news | theguardian.com - France should replace US as le grand satan, joke some inside Iran after Paris defies Washington and blocks stopgap deal ... Le Grande Satan ... once again shows the national interests of French people are taken hostage [by Israel]
Yasser Arafat: How did he die? | The Economist - Now a leaked 108-page Swiss report suggesting that Mr Arafat may have been poisoned with Polonium-210, a radioactive substance, could stir Palestinians into demonstrating in numbers rarely seen since their leader’s death at the height of the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, against Israeli rule in 2004.
Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran, Palestinian Peace Process
Boycott Israel Campaign 2012
The Palestinian Genocide By Israel By Professor Francis A. Boyle
4,000 Palestinian children refused polio vaccination by Israel | Al Bawaba
The Daily Dot - Anonymous calls for Israeli boycott with massive Twitter protest
Former envoy George Mitchell shills for Israeli occupation profiteer SodaStream | The Electronic Intifada
Israel and the NSA: Partners in Crime | Antiwar.com Original - It wasn’t the US government breaking into the private communications of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, according to top secret documents unearthed by Edward Snowden and published in Le Monde – it was the Israelis.
The U.S. Secret State and the Internet: “Dirty Secrets” and “Crypto Wars” from “Clipper Chip” to PRISM | Global Research
Guardian faces fresh criticism over Edward Snowden revelations | Media | theguardian.com - Foreign secretary William Hague backs claims by MI5 and MI6 that NSA disclosures have endangered UK's national security ("national security" = "cushy, high-paid cop jobs")
The Daily Dot - Top U.K. intelligence official says spying necessary to stop pedophiles (they were so good at stopping Saville)
GCHQ data snooping has "destroyed trust in British tech" | News | PC Pro - "You would be mad to buy security products in Britain, everyone knows it... [GCHQ’s surveillance] destroys the credibility of Britain’s information security industry."
UK spies continue “quantum insert” attack via LinkedIn, Slashdot pages | Ars Technica
The Daily Dot - How U.K. intelligence exploited LinkedIn to spy on a Belgian telecom - Unlike Facebook or Google, LinkedIn contains few personal details about its users. The incentive for targeting the professional network, then, is almost certainly economic.
The Best Comments From The Worst Video: The Internet Vs. The NSA's Charm Offensive | Techdirt - from the patented-internet-'Preparation-H8'-does-nothing-for-agency-asshurt dept
22 Examples Of NSA Surveillance Creating Chilling Effects | Techdirt (Obama's war on anything resembling the truth)
John McCain: Keith Alexander Should Resign As NSA Head (McCainiac: not for illegal spying, but for hiring Snowden)
BMPoC Hacking Group Hacks and Defaces 21 Brazilian Military Domains – HackRead – Latest Cyber Crime – Information Security – Hacking News - The domains are hacked by Baader Meinhof hacker from BMPoC hacking group who left a deface page along with a message on all hacked military domains. The deface message was expressed in following words:
Muzzling Canadian scientists: Comparing US and Canadian routine scientific secrecy - Boing Boing - Canada's Conservative government has become notorious for muzzling government scientists, requiring them to speak through political minders (often callow twentysomethings with no science background who received government jobs in exchange for their work on election campaigns).
Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class » CounterPunch:
Mass Surveillance and Europe’s Police State | Global Research - A new study says so. It’s titled “Mass Surveillance of Personal Data by EU Member States and its Compatibility with EU Law.” - ”We are witnessing a systematic breach of people’s fundamental rights.”
You Are a Rogue Device by Matt Fikse-Verkerk and Brendan Kiley - Seattle Features - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - A New Apparatus Capable of Spying on You Has Been Installed Throughout Downtown Seattle. Very Few Citizens Know What It Is, and Officials Don’t Want to Talk About It ... the mesh-network project—one part of a $2.7 million effort, paid for by the Department of Homeland Security
The Business of Predicting the End of the World (risks by city, but only for natural disasters)
Republicans Just Changed The Rules AFTER A Virginia Election To Change The Outcome (not the first time either)
Lindsey Graham Won't Back Down On Benghazi Demands (Linda Butch-Me-Up stamps his feet)
Counter-Polarizing the Social Security Debate by Ed Kilgore | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - The idea has been kicking around think tanks (notably the Economic Policy Institute) and the blogosphere (particularly Atrios, who’s made this a personal crusade) for a while, but now is getting some serious buzz in the Senate: it’s time not to trim but to expand Social Security benefits. (so Obama can bargain even more away with his "responsive but flexible" approach)
The Mutilated Economy - NYTimes.com - Long-term unemployment — the number of people who have been out of work for six months or more — is four times what it was before the recession. (Obama hates jobs)
Is the Tea Party Tide Receding? | Ten Miles Square | The Washington Monthly - Republicans won some and lost some in last night’s off-year elections, but the results were an unmitigated disaster for the Tea Party. (Teafuckers down)
Hullabaloo - This is why I was proud that Blue America supported Barbara Buono for Governor of New Jersey even as Democrats --- despite the fact that it allowed arch conservative Chris Christie to become the phony avatar of bipartisan centrism --- decided to sit out the race. (Obama's Blue Dog strategy wins again)
For Gore Vidal, a Final Plot Twist - NYTimes.com
Gore Vidal Underage Sex Hinted At In NYT Profile
Fallen followers: Investigation finds 10 more dead children of faith healers | KATU Investigators | KATU.com - Portland, Oregon - “That's the way we believe,” he said. “We believe in God and the way God handles the situation, the way we do things." (because Freedom to kill your kids)
The Innocent Man, Part One | Texas Monthly - On August 13, 1986, Michael Morton came home from work to discover that his wife had been brutally murdered in their bed. His nightmare had only begun. (corrupt prosecutors immune, according to Scalia)
40 Armed Gun Advocates Intimidate Mothers Against Gun Violence In A Restaurant Parking Lot | ThinkProgress (only one amendment counts)
Is sex good exercise? | Life and style | The Guardian - Sex took on average 24.7 minutes, with men using up 101 calories and women using 70. Almost everyone in the study found the sex more enjoyable than the treadmill.
Cool Tools – Self Publishing Cool Tools
ryans01 comments on I just don't care about myself.
Facebook Hates Old People
Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps | Technology | The Observer - Gradual exodus of young people towards WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk is just as their mums and dads get the hang of social networking (FB is so 2009 +messaging apps more personal, companies actually have revenue)
(ultimate comment on "selfies") It's Complicated: Romantic Breakups and Their Aftermath on Facebook - viewcontent.cgi
"Off the Charts": Deadliest Storm in History Kills 1200, Displaces Millions in Philippines | Informed Comment - we don’t have evidence of others being this deadly with regard to the intensity of the winds. (comments: "To put it bluntly America, your fascination with SUV’s killed a bunch of people in the Philippines.")
Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines estimated at 1,200 | World news | theguardian.com - Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies describe hundreds of bodies floating in waters and on roads amid destruction
Philippines death toll from typhoon Haiyan 'could rocket within 24 hours' | World news | The Guardian - 195mph storm – the strongest ever to hit land – likely to have caused 'catastrophic damage' in isolated island communities
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: Mounting Casualties In Wake Of Year's Strongest Storm - "It was like a 747 flying just above my roof," he said, describing the sound of the winds. He said his family and some of his neighbors whose houses were destroyed took shelter in his basement.
Super Typhoon Haiyan: A Hint of What's to Come? | Climate Central
CBS to Correct Erroneous Report on Benghazi - NYTimes.com - As it prepared to broadcast a rare on-air correction Sunday for a now-discredited “60 Minutes” report, CBS News acknowledged on Friday that it had suffered a damaging blow to its credibility. Its top executive called the segment “as big a mistake as there has been” in the 45-year-old history of the celebrated news program.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger to be questioned by MPs over NSA leaks | Media | theguardian.com - Rusbridger to appear before home affairs select committee after claims that revelations were damaging national security - They also asked him to confirm whether anyone at the Guardian had "directed, permitted, facilitated or acquiesced" in the transfer of the files obtained by Snowden to anyone in the US or elsewhere.
Feinstein's NSA bill shows she doesn't have a clue about intelligence reform | Michelle Richardson | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Senator Feinstein's bill is a big step backwards for privacy. In contrast, the USA Freedom Act would stop intelligence abuses (DiFucker at work)
A Fraying of the Public/Private Surveillance Partnership - Atlantic Mobile - The reason is sunlight. The publicity resulting from the Snowden documents has made companies think twice before allowing the NSA access to their users' and customers' data.
Charlemagne: Falling out of love | The Economist - Germany is disheartened by America, its one-time mentor, protector and role model ... So it is not surprising that many Germans are now pleading with Angela Merkel, the chancellor, to grant Mr Snowden asylum (Ofuckup)
The Daily Dot - Syrian Electronic Army makes good on its threat to hack Vice
Jailed activist Barrett Brown's mother given probation for helping son | Technology | theguardian.com - Mother hid laptops from FBI who have since issued 17 charges against Anonymous-linked writer and former spokesman Brown
TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter - There's no better symbol of the unjust persecution of Barrett Brown, than the misguided and needless case against his own mother.
Shopify now allows stores to accept Bitcoin - The Next Web
Several killed in Yemen drone strikes - Middle East - Al Jazeera English - At least five killed in southern Abyan province, while sectarian clashes in north of country claim two more lives.
US loses UNESCO Voting Rights: How Kow-Towing to Israeli Policy Weakens America | Informed Comment
“I Can Hold the Hunger” by Ryan Cooper | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - . But as David Dayen points out, the current cuts are a result of Democrats raiding the Recovery Act’s extra food stamp money to pay for other priorities back in 2010 (itself a result of pointless, self-imposed PAYGO budget rules). (Obama's Republican dark side screwed us all)
Dark Money Groups Are Funded By Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund... - Networks of nonprofits are being created across the country, at the national and state levels, to secretly fund candidate and ballot initiative campaigns, according to tax documents and campaign records
In Calvert County, environmentalists clash with elected board over proposed gas terminal - The Washington Post - Environmentalists say the apparent need for an indirect subsidy casts doubt on the economic rationale for the project. “I don’t believe the industry, and maybe even the county, is confident that this thing is going to make financial sense when all is said and done,” said Diana Dascalu-Joffe, senior general counsel at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
More on VA and the African-American Vote That Saved Terry McAuliffe by Ed Kilgore | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - , McAuliffe would nevertheless have lost this election if the white/minority voter distribution had mirrored that of 2009. It was the increase in the minority vote that put him over the top.
White Anti-Gay Activist Wins Election After Pretending To Be Black | ThinkProgress - An electrician best known for mailing homophobic fliers to thousands of Houston voters attacking the city’s lesbian mayor narrowly won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after he misled voters into believing that he is African American.
Twitter / JustSikko: so yea fuck your pink ribbons ...
Underground Carbon Dioxide Injections Triggered Earthquakes in Texas in 2009-2011 | Geophysics | Sci-News.com (what could go wrong?)
Is it a comet? Is it asteroid? ‘Freakish’ six-tail space rock discovered by NASA — RT News - Scientists were “literally dumbfounded” as they were trying to find an adequate explanation for out-of-this-world appearance of this “weird and freakish object,” said the lead investigator of the University of California at Los Angeles, David Jewitt, in NASA’s press-release.
When Trans Fats Were Healthy - Olga Khazan - The Atlantic - Through the late 1980s, animal fat substitutes like Crisco and margarine were all the rage, and for a brief moment were even considered a health product ... “The Hebrew Race has been waiting 4,000 years for Crisco!”
Hullabaloo - No accountability for authority (cops always walk)
Good News: Prosecutor Does Time For Misconduct! Bad News: 10 Days When Victim Rotted For 25 Years! (see, justice)
Dear Toronto: You're Being Trolled
Child-Proofing 'Harry Potter' - NYTimes.com (teaching children the value of censorship)
Dolphins coaches asked Incognito to toughen up Martin, sources say - Sun Sentinel
iPad Air Explodes in an Australian Phone Store - An iPad Air has exploded at one Australian phone store. As a result, the local fire department was called and the scene had to be evacuated, according to Mail Online. (the new Tesla)
A look beyond the Twitter IPO finds rot beneath the gloss of recovery | Comment is free | theguardian.com - With a $30bn valuation for an unprofitable company, the economy seems to be improving. This is not the case for all
South Korean Authorities Admit They Are “Behind the Times” with Internet Explorer Laws - A report that came out this week revealed that Internet Explorer remains the dominant browser in South Korea due to local laws that force shopping services to stick to a digital certificate supported by Microsoft’s own app exclusively.
One Image Shows Just How Blatantly Snapchat's King Screwed His Friend - In the annals of frat backstabbing, few things rank as high as Evan "L.A." Spiegel kicking his friend Reggie Brown IV out of Snapchat, a "$4 billion" company. This is Winklevoss-level shit, and new court documents show just how flagrant the treachery was.
Philippines: 'bodies in the streets', with many feared dead in typhoon Haiyan | World news | theguardian.com - Reports from worst-hit areas suggest the death toll will rise significantly as storm's passing reveals scale of damage
Everything you need to know about “super typhoons” - The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center deems a typhoon "super" when the wind speed reaches 130 knots, or 150 miles per hour. That's roughly equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane — again, it's a really, really massive storm.
First sign that humanity is slowing its carbon surge - environment - 06 November 2013 - New Scientist
U.S., Israel lose UNESCO voting right in dispute over Palestinians - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News | Haaretz - Loss follows U.S., Israeli failure to pay dues in protest over world governments' decision to make Palestine a UNESCO member in 2011. (Israel is Obama's favorite crazy daddy)
Typhoon Haiyan: three die as category 5 storm hits land | World news | theguardian.com - Category 5 super-typhoon hits the Philippines as experts predict catastrophic damage from strongest storm ever recorded
Letter to John Kerry about freedom of information in Morocco - Reporters Without Borders - Reporters Without Borders has voiced its concerns about freedom of information in Morocco in a letter today to US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is to visit Rabat on 11-12 November as part of the strategic dialogue between the United States and Morocco.
Israel killed Yasser Arafat, claims Palestinian official | World news | theguardian.com - But head of Palestinian inquiry refuses to say Palestinian leader was poisoned by radioactive substance polonium
#opBOYCOTTisrael // Sat Nov. 9, 8pm EST // #FreePalestine - Pastebin.com
Piracy mastermind or mere translator? Somali man on trial over ship hijacking | World news | theguardian.com - Prosecutors accuse Ali Mohamed Ali, 51, of piracy, but critics say US government is over-reaching by bringing charges
Chinese can now buy real estate with Bitcoin
Australian bitcoin user TradeFortress says site hacked, $1 million in virtual currency stolen - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Conversation | Response to Glenn Greenwald
David Miranda challenges his UK detention [UPDATED] : Columbia Journalism Review - n the second day of testimony, government lawyers said they used the correct procedures in detaining Miranda for nine hours and confiscating his electronic devices in order to prevent further dissemination of the raw data provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. They believed they could correctly detain Miranda as a terrorist. (+he wasn't a "respectable journalist)
Governments worldwide buried in the Snowden avalanche | Jack Shafer - “doomsday” copies exist that will be released “if anything happens at all to Edward Snowden,” (+good summary of Obama's strategies for supressing the truth +Bobby Inman: release everything you think Snowden has and move on)
What to do with $250m in digital journalism? (1) | Monday Note
Charity Assets – The New Inquiry - Compare that to the total spending by ProPublica, over five years, of $43 million and the scale of the enterprise becomes clear.
Accounts Differ to F.B.I. and CBS on Benghazi - NYTimes.com
An open letter to the media, by Anonymous - Pastebin.com - (Screen shot of Martha Gill on Twitter: http://imgur.com/OXVJv7j)
2013 global surveillance disclosures
President Obama Doesn't Much Care What Benjamin Netanyahu Thinks Anymore | Mother Jones
Hullabaloo - "Quote-unquote" journalism - After the segment on CBS This Morning in which we saw Lara Logan forced to admit to her egregious Benghazi hoax, here's Norah O'Donnell intervieweing Ben Smith from Buzzfeed: (LL is a real battle-girl)
The Problem with the PPACA — Virtually Speaking
Denial-of-service tool targeting Healthcare.gov site discovered | Ars Technica - Hacktivist software designed to put a strain on struggling Obamacare website. ("hacktivists" = "Repubicans")
Obama Gets Behind Democrats' $10.10 Minimum Wage Proposal - if the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation since its high in the late 1960s, it would now be above $10.
American Health Care’s Good Old Days - NationalJournal.com - With all the talk of Obamacare victims, it might be helpful take a trip back in time to when acne and pregnancy were considered preexisting conditions.
Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills - NYTimes.com
The Mutilated Economy - NYTimes.com - Long-term unemployment — the number of people who have been out of work for six months or more — is four times what it was before the recession.
Snow Fall and its ilk: Meant to be read or marveled at? » Nieman Journalism Lab - Khoi Vinh, former design director of NYTimes.com, has a skeptical post up today on The Guardian’s scrolly Snowden explainer and the broader post-Snow Fall rise of blowout article display.
Subtraction.com: The Guardian’s “NSA Files Decoded” and Multimedia Journalism
Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek - Multimedia Feature - NYTimes.com (compare with Decoded)
The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization: The snowfallization of news: Stories still matter
This Week in Review: Twitter’s IPO takes off, and tech giants’ NSA backlash » Nieman Journalism Lab - NSA backlash and Greenwald’s journalistic style
Keller vs. Greenwald: Glenn's take – Reliable Sources - CNN.com Blogs - Former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald talks to David Folkenflik about his exchange with Bill Keller and his support of "adversarial journalism."
Old testament and new testament journalism » Pressthink - But then new testament journalists started blogging themselves and more recently they have taken to social media with genuine enthusiasm. Today they are not as confident that they have all the answers. They know that their business model is broken. They can see the advantages in personal voice and persuasive power that accrues to the Glenn Greenwalds and other practitioners of the personal franchise model in news. They understand that the people formerly known as the audience want to participate more in the news and that the insiders are less trusted than ever.
Chasing balance in news reporting - Is objectivity still a relevant goal now that bloggers rule the media landscape?
PressThink: The View from Nowhere (2003)
CNBC spins right (and wrong) on the debt and deficit : Columbia Journalism Review - CNBC, that font of misinformation, would like you to know that “Anyone who ran a company with a balance sheet that looked like the U.S. probably wouldn’t have a company anymore.”
Astroturfing The New York Times and Wall Street Journal : Columbia Journalism Review - “Some employers” would more accurately be “one employer,” since the Times only gives us one such example of this happening. And it turns out that anecdote, a New Jersey businessman named Joe Olivo, is seriously problematic.
Rand Paul Hired As Brietbart Columnist - My Profession Steps On A Rake - Esquire - Lara Logan is tap-dancing as fast as she can, but the fact remains that the guy that they hung their story on is turning out to be the Stephen Glass of counter-terrorism.
The Long Reach Of Dead ACORN - Esquire - One of the underappreciated sellouts of your modern Democratic party -- and they are many and varied -- occurred in 2009 when, armed with a freshly elected president and majorities in both houses of the Congress, and acting in the face of artificial outrage ginned up on the right through the use of manufactured evidence produced by a vicious little ratfker, the Democrats boldly used their legislative majorities to cut off congressional funding for ACORN, a longstanding network of neighborhood groups that, among other things, was indispensible in getting people to register to vote. (one of the first signs of Obama's true Republican nature)
How CBS Could Have Avoided The 60 Minutes Benghazi Fiasco | Blog | Media Matters for America - Network Chairman Ignored His Own Standards
Accounts Differ to F.B.I. and CBS on Benghazi - NYTimes.com
Terry McAuliffe's Victory Almost Makes Viriginia a Blue State | New Republic
Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic (you know, the people Jennifer Graham thinks are lazy moochers)
Why Does Rush Limbaugh Hate Single Women So Much? - What is the appeal of Limbaugh's half-baked Ayn Rand "Moochers" rhetoric to a population of poor, older white men with tax troubles?
Canada's Largest City Is Run By a Crack-Smoking Drunk: The GIF Edition | Motherboard
George W. Bush to Raise Money for Group That Converts Jews to Bring About Second Coming of Christ | Mother Jones - The former president follows in the footsteps of Glenn Beck, who addressed the group last year.
Andrew O’Hagan reviews ‘Norman Mailer’ by J. Michael Lennon · LRB 7 November 2013 - ‘Dear Pearl Kazin, I’m still too young and too arrogant to care to write the kind of high-grade horseshit you print in Harper’s Bazaar.’ +punching Marty Peretz in the nose and much more)
Column: The militarization of U.S. police forces - Yahoo News
Police turn routine traffic stops into cavity searches - Yahoo News (rape by cop)
4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare | KOB.com (cops and docs love anal rape)
The War on (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs v. the 4th Amendment - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ken White has the warrant in the case of the New Mexico man who was repeatedly sexually assaulted by police officers and medical personnel in New Mexico. In addition to the criminal behavior by said police and medical personnel, the magistrate also completely failed to do his or her job:
D.C. Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Store Clerk For Making Smart Remark | breakingbrown.com
Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal - Grantland
Sports Radio Host Goes On Moronic, Misogynistic Rant - Damon Bruce is a sports radio host on KNBR 1050 is San Francisco. It appears that he is also a fucking nutjob. Yesterday, Bruce spent nearly nine minutes going on a misogynistic tirade about how sick and goddamn tired he is of women ruining sports with their stupid emotions and opinions. It was really something.
"The NFL’s Bully Problem": Sports Columnist Dave Zirin Connects Violence in Sports to Rape Culture | Democracy Now!
NFL Hazing Victim: Incognito Was A "Scumbag" And "Locker-Room Cancer"
New Experiments to Pit Quantum Mechanics Against General Relativity | Simons Foundation
An iPhone Tester Caught in Apple's Supply Chain - Businessweek - “It’s really neat to stand here and see all the Apple logos glowing,” he said of computers on the laps of journalists, analysts, and fans, all poised to send his words into the world. (journos are izombies)
Philippines hit by 'worst typhoon on record' | World news | theguardian.com - Experts predict catastrophic damage and winds of up to 195 mph, faster than the storm that hit the US in 1969
Iran and west to begin drafting nuclear deal after great leap forward in Geneva | World news | The Guardian - Iran's foreign minister says he believes 'ingredients are there' for historic breakthrough after decade of diplomatic sparring
Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan - Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. (meanwhile ...)
EU rules that gay Africans are entitled to asylum - A gay refugee from an African country where people are jailed for being a homosexual does qualify for asylum, the EU rules
Israel levels Catholic Church property in E. Jerusalem amid ‘massive demolition’ plan — RT News - Israel levels Catholic Church property in E. Jerusalem amid ‘massive demolition’ plan (and a giant netanyahufuckyou to you too)
Watch Highly Disturbing Footage of Detainee Abuses in Afghanistan - Video | Rolling Stone - As Afghan soldiers abuse a prisoner, American Special Forces stand idly by
New Zealand police probe ordered over 'teen rape club' - The male teenagers called themselves the Roast Busters and reportedly got young girls drunk, had sex with them, and posted their exploits online. Police initially said they investigated the group for two years, but could not prosecute without a formal complaint. However, it since emerged that a girl had made a formal complaint in 2011. Three other alleged victims had also spoken to the police since 2011
The Daily Dot - New Wikileaks-like site takes aim at the Italian mob
Unmanned Gods of Destruction: How Drone Strikes Kill Civilians And Target Rescuers | Alternet - Drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty and impede peace efforts in the region. (Obama is very good at killing people)
Snowden Persuaded Other NSA Workers To Give Up Passwords, Sources Claim
The Surveillance State Puts U.S. Elections at Risk of Manipulation - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic - Imagine what Edward Snowden could have accomplished if he had a different agenda.
NSA leaks: UK's enemies are 'rubbing their hands with glee', says MI6 chief | World news | theguardian.com - Sir John Sawers makes claim in first ever joint public hearing by heads of UK's three intelligence agencies
MI5 chief says 34 UK terror plots disrupted since 7/7 attacks | UK news | The Guardian - Andrew Parker says agency aware of thousands of people in UK who support or are engaged in violent extremism
NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance is violation of European law, report finds | World news | theguardian.com - Authors of study warn of 'systematic breach of people's fundamental rights' and call for EU parliament to take action
Ex-MI5 and MI6 legal chief says UK should adopt French oversight model | UK news | The Guardian - David Bickford rejected wholesale law changes but says judges better placed than ministers to authorise intelligence operations
Special operations may add propaganda websites | Journal and Courier | jconline.com - The Pentagon may expand its system of propaganda websites aimed at various audiences around the world despite attempts by Congress to kill the program, Special Operations Command documents released Tuesday show.
NSA spy programs show that 'America doesn't trust its allies', French former PM says - World News
Daily chart: Private parts | The Economist
U.S. weighs option to end dual leadership role at NSA, Cyber Command - The Washington Post - The Obama administration is considering ending a controversial policy that since 2010 has placed one military official at the head of both the nation’s largest spy agency and its cyber-operations command, U.S. officials said ... The administration is also discussing whether the NSA should be led by a civilian.
NSA Insists It Needs All The Metadata, While Eric Holder Says He Was 'Concerned' About It Even Before Snowden | Techdirt - Of course, the idea that anyone in the administration was legitimately concerned about the bulk metadata collection is pretty laughable given everything they've done to defend it ... It seems that Holder's statement is much more about the administration seeing the writing on the wall with the USA Freedom Act, and realizing that it now wants to pretend that it's been thinking about cutting back on the bulk metadata collection all along.
EFF Submits Sentencing Support Letter for Jeremy Hammond | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Exclusive: Abu Zubaydah's journey from student to mujahedeen | Al Jazeera America
A document mule in the Internet age | Al Jazeera America - Commentary: How NSA scrutiny is forcing journalists to resort to old-school tactics
EFF Files 22 Firsthand Accounts of How NSA Surveillance Chilled the Right to Association | Electronic Frontier Foundation - Advocacy Organizations Seek Immediate Court Ruling on the Legality of the NSA’s Mass Collection of Telephone Records
All Is Pointless in the Online Front of the War on Drugs | Motherboard - Never mind the obligatory "protect the public" bit. (This is the War on Drugs, or something. What do you expect?) Or that there's no getting around the fact that e-commerce started with drugs and will die with drugs, too
How Can the NSA Spy on Merkel, the Pope, the U.N., and the Rest of Us? - Reason.com
How Can the New York Times Endorse an Agreement the Public Can't Read? | Electronic Frontier Foundation (TPP: TransPacific Partnership: Obama loves his secret shit)
This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian - Brussels has kept quiet about a treaty that would let rapacious companies subvert our laws, rights and national sovereignty
Mother of Anonymous-linked writer to be sentenced - SFGate - Karen Lancaster McCutchin is scheduled to be sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May to obstructing execution of a search warrant related to a federal investigation of her son, Barrett Lancaster Brown.
New York Fed Chief Levels Explosive Charge Against Big Banks - The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday that some of America’s largest financial institutions appear to lack respect for the law, a potentially explosive charge against an industry already roiling from numerous government investigations into alleged wrongdoing. (that was kind of obvious)
BREAKING: Senate Passes LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) | ThinkProgress
G.O.P. Weighs Limiting Clout of Right Wing - NYTimes.com
Rand Paul's Column Moves To Breitbart After Plagiarism Stir (into the sewer)
The Twitter IPO Will Cost San Francisco Tens of Millions of Dollars | Motherboard (tax-breaks almost always a bad idea)
Toronto mayor in fresh controversy as video surfaces of drunken rant | World news | theguardian.com
Rob Ford caught in video rant | Toronto Star - Mayor Rob Ford has been caught on a new video staggering around an unknown dining room ranting gibberish and acting wildly.
N. Colorado secession results: 6 of 11 counties vote ‘no’ | KDVR.com - While Democrats mocked the proposal as silly — and it’s worth noting the last instance of secession was West Virginia in 1863
TSA Security Theater Makes Unwilling Co-Star Out Of 3-Year-Old With Rare Medical Condition | Techdirt - . Even children with debilitating medical conditions set off paranoiac ideations and inhumane treatment from the Transportation Security Administration.
Standing your ground? Black woman shot in head seeking help in white neighborhood - Salon.com - McBride was shot in the head and killed when, according to her family, she was seeking help, knocking on doors in a white neighborhood after her car crashed. (seeking help while black)
ACLU suit says anal probes ordered after traffic stop | Al Jazeera America
Campaigners have high hopes for legalisation after marijuana ballot wins | Society | theguardian.com - Colorado votes to levy tax on recreational use while cities in Michigan and Maine vote to decriminalise some possession
Barneys Racist Culture Deeply Ingrained In Store, Insiders Say
New study detects signs of autism in infants by their declining eye contact | Society | theguardian.com - Researchers at Emory's Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta say detection in first months of life increases chances to intervene
F.D.A. Ruling Would All but Eliminate Trans Fats - NYTimes.com
Could a larger black hole absorb a smaller black hole? What would happen? : askscience
? Black Hole Merger Simulation - YouTube
Twitter / YourAnonNews: Just going to put this screenshot ... - @HomeDepot @YourAnonNews I'm struck by the fact that a major corporation just answered to Anonymous.
Office Depot Sends World's Worst DMCA Notice To Reddit | Techdirt - You see, this morning, Office Depot decided to send a DMCA to Reddit. Yes, to Reddit. (collosal FAIL by OD +streisand Effect +written on Staples form +can spell DMCA)
Archive.org's scanning center destroyed by fire - Boing Boing - Rick Prelinger writes, "Early this morning a fire whose origin is still unknown destroyed the book, film and microfilm scanning center located next door to Internet Archive's office in San Francisco's Richmond District."
Ultimate Anonymity, Complete Online Anonymity & Privacy Solutions
Leaked Document Reveals Plot to Destabilize Venezuelan Goverment: “US Embassy Officials Encouraging Acts of Sabotage” | Global Research
Number Of Military Sexual Assault Victims May Be Higher Than Estimated, New Report Fears | ThinkProgress
Snowden, Manning, and Miranda leaked government secrets. Does that make them traitors and terrorists?
Pelican Bay Prisoners Write UN Special Torture Rapporteur, Juan Méndez | PopularResistance.Org
UK Police Believed David Miranda Was Likely ‘Connected to a Conspiracy’ Between Snowden and Others | The Dissenter
Google engineer accuses NSA and GCHQ of subverting 'judicial process' | Technology | theguardian.com - Anti-hacking expert claims British spy agency is 'even worse' than NSA for tapping private networks between Google's centres
Google+ - Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement, we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.
Brandon Downey - Google+ - This is the big story in tech today: … - seeing this, well, it's just a little like coming home from War with Sauron, destroying the One Ring, only to discover the NSA is on the front porch of the Shire chopping down the Party Tree and outsourcing all the hobbit farmers with half-orcs and whips.
Statement by Sarah Harrison
Sarah Harrison joins other Edward Snowden files 'exiles' in Berlin | World news | The Guardian - UK journalist's lawyers advise against returning home after working with NSA whistleblower, says statement on WikiLeaks
Whistleblowers & Journalists Support Jeremy Hammond at Sentencing
Tim Berners-Lee: encryption cracking by spy agencies 'appalling and foolish' | World news | The Guardian - Inventor of world wide web calls for debate about 'dysfunctional and unaccountable' oversight of NSA and GCHQ
Good News Drug Users—The Silk Road Is Back | Motherboard
FBI monitored anti-war website in error for six years, documents show | World news | theguardian.com - Monitoring began after antiwar.com editor passed along to the bureau a threat he received against his own website
Obama Secret Service Agent: “It’s Worse Than People Know… and I’m Not Trying to Scare You Either” » WTF RLY REPORT - Obama Secret Service Agent: “It’s Worse Than People Know… and I’m Not Trying to Scare You Either” - We’re in a lot of trouble. The President sees government – and I think it’s because of his lack of experience and maybe community organizing in the past – as this shiny new toy.
Apple lists governments that request the most personal information about its customers | Mail Online - The U.S topped the list ahead of the UK in second place and Spain in third
How Aaron Brown, a Fake Person, Was Created for Real on the Deep Web | Motherboard
The Great Recession may have crushed America’s economic potential (was managed far worse than Katrina, results for many years, Republicans killed the economy to hurt Obama)
Booman Tribune - Searching for Meaning in Today's Elections - Christie is a very socially conservative politician, but he isn't trying to ban blow jobs in New Jersey.
Liberal push to expand Social Security gains steam (Obama will veto)
Jon Stewart: Obama 'Somewhat Dishonest' About Healthcare But Republicans Are 'Lying Like Motherf*ckers'
Eschaton: Journamalism - Quite the accusation to level against your colleagues in the noble 4th estate.
I Can’t Believe Terry McAuliffe Is Going to Be Governor of Virginia | Mother Jones - No experience in office? Check. Sketchy business partners? Check. Media manipulation? Check.
Branding Bill De Blasio: The Message Machine That Made NYC's Next Mayor (Dante's hair went viral)
Let's Face It, Bloomberg's Legacy Is Terrible (created a little fascist police state for billionaires)
Terrible Columnist Richard Cohen Shocked To Learn That Slavery Was Really, Really Bad
The Democrats' Original Food-Stamp Sin - November 1 saw a rollback of food assistance for the neediest Americans. The left shares just as much blame for the cuts as Republicans. (fucked over millions of people)
Koch Brothers Secretly Funding Anti-Choice Movement | Alternet - Tax documents reveal the billionaire conservatives’ real agenda: a full-fledged “war on women.”
Johns Hopkins suspends black lung program after Center-ABC investigation | Center for Public Integrity - Prestigious hospital will review X-ray reading service. (docs bought by Big Coal)
More terrorized drivers report forceful rectal inspections by New Mexico police — RT USA - New Mexico police are in hot water after it was discovered that they forced people to undergo humiliating rectal searches based on the reaction of an unlicensed K-9.
4 On Your Side reveals another traffic stop nightmare | KOB.com - The doctors from the Gila Regional Medical Center have been turned over to the state licensing board. It's possible they could lose the ability to practice medicine. (it was probably all about asset-forfiture)
Cook County prosecutors decide against charging Chicago cop captured on videotape in fatal shooting - Chicago Tribune - Prosecutors say disturbing 2011 video supports officer's version of events (drunk cop shoots unarmed man 16 times)
Today's Drug War Outrage: Man Dies In Jail Cell After Misdemeanor Pot Offense
Brown University to Stop-and-Punish the Anti-Ray Kelly Protestors - Eric Levenson - The Atlantic Wire
New video released in Georgia teen's gym mat death — still no answers - U.S. News - But the new videos released Wednesday — which the sheriff’s office said included video from 35 cameras inside and outside of the gym from Jan. 10 and 11 — is missing time stamps.
The Growing Influence of Young Adult Literature -- New York Magazine - Book jackets of Pride and Prejudice juiced up for the Twilight set.
Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating | World news | theguardian.com - To get an A rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.
Marijuana and Alcohol - NYTimes.com - legalization of marijuana for medical purposes has been associated with reductions in heavy drinking, especially among 18- to 29-year-olds, and with an almost 5 percent decrease in beer sales. In addition, the increase in the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 seems to encourage greater marijuana use among people under 21, usage that drops sharply when they reach the legal drinking age.
Marijuana Might Be Affecting Your Skin... And Not In The Ways You Thought
Everyone Calm Down: A Texas-Sized 'Island' Of Toxic Tsunami Debris Is Not Headed For The U.S.
Apple Says It Isn't Interested in Your Data: Here's What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You | Motherboard
CryptoPrevent | Computer Technician - PC Repair Software |Foolish IT LLC
CryptoLocker File Scan Tool
How To Avoid CryptoLocker Ransomware — Krebs on Security
CryptoLocker - a new ransomware variant | Emsisoft Blog
Cryptolocker Prevention Kit (updated) - Spiceworks
Information regarding the Cryptolocker ransomware Trojan making the rounds | Sophos Blog
CryptoLocker Patrol Script; Are We Encrypted? - Spiceworks
Congo's M23 rebels call off revolt | World news | theguardian.com - M23 says it will disarm and pursue political solution with Joseph Kabila's government after being driven out of last strongholds
Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova 'is being punished with move to Siberian prison' | World news | theguardian.com - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's husband says move to prison 2,000 miles from Moscow follows hunger strike over poor conditions
India's Mars rocket Mangalyaan blasts off | World news | theguardian.com - India aims to follow US, Europe and Russia in having successful Mars mission amid criticism at home about Isro's spending
News of the World 'told police it had hacked Milly Dowler voicemail' | UK news | theguardian.com - Journalist played police officer recording of intercepted message during hunt for missing schoolgirl, phone-hacking trial hears
China discovers that pollution makes it really hard to spy on people - Quartz - 20 million cameras on streets, public parks and even in elevators throughout China
3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret | Flashpoints | The Diplomat
State Media Boasts of China’s Ability to Nuke US Cities | Flashpoints | The Diplomat (go east, young man)
Agent provocateur: Inside the secret archives of East Germany's secret police - Europe - World - The Independent - Simon Menner spent three years trawling through millions of surveillance images in the archives of the East German secret police.
The Daily Dot - 12333: The 30-year-old order behind NSA spying - 12333 as created by in 1980, by Ronald Reagan. As the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) explained in an excellent primer on 12333, the order is used to set out guidelines for NSA spying that falls outside of the jurisdiction of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which was created by FISA to govern when and how the agency can spy on Americans.
Political Fail Blog | Rejecting the Myth of the Non-Violent Revolution
Guy Fawkes Day: A Brief History — History in the Headlines
The Daily Dot - In trademark masks, Anonymous makes its presence felt worldwide - “We are Legion,” Anonymous often claims in its public statements. That’s never been more apparent than on Tuesday, when protesters took to the streets for mass demonstrations as part of the Million Mask March.
Protesters gather around the world for Million Mask March | World news | theguardian.com - Demonstrations in more than 400 cities were planned to coincide with Guy Fawkes Day, with Russell Brand at a London protest
Kerry urges Europe: don't let NSA spying concerns thwart trade talks | World news | theguardian.com - Secretary of state tries to salvage trade deal with EU by telling leaders the US will find 'the right balance' on surveillance
Patrick Leahy: NSA ‘can’t keep our secrets’ - Tal Kopan - POLITICO.com - Sen. Patrick Leahy said Monday that the NSA shouldn’t be trusted with Americans’ secrets when it can’t even keep them safe from “a 29-year-old subcontractor.”
The Daily Dot - Is the NSA engaging in economic espionage? - From the start, the leak has presented a particular problem for the U.S. government. Unlike the previous surveillance disclosures, it was difficult for the White House to justify how this corporate spying was a national security concern ... the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, which banned the practice in the country. (above the law Obama)
Twitter / sophie_gadd: Annual reminder of Guy Fawkes ... signature before and after torture
Lavabit's Dark Mail Initiative by Ladar Levison — Kickstarter - The goal is to cleanup and release the source code that was used to power Lavabit as a f/oss project with support for dark mail added.
New Zealand approves email and phone-snooping law | World news | theguardian.com - Legislation forcing telecommunications firms to allow interception equipment to be installed on their networks passes by two votes
New leaks reveal NSA and GCHQ listening posts in Berlin and Cyprus | The Verge
The Frightening New Definition of Terrorism | Sina.is - the disclosure or threat of disclosure is designed to influence a government, and is made for the purpose of promoting a political or ideological cause. This therefore falls within the definition of terrorism
White House rejects clemency for Edward Snowden over NSA leaks | World news | theguardian.com - Obama legacy as president will be that of a failed president. He started as one of the most popular and promising presidents in recent history. He missed his chance to make a real difference for good. He could of had the legacy of a JFK or FDR. Instead he went for the brass ring
The Obama administration may be guilty of war crimes | Jeffrey Bachman | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Reports on US drone strikes suggest White House policy violates international law. If so, they should be held accountable - Barack Obama - Nobel Peace laureate and suspected War Criminal. And people look at you oddly when you say you are disillusioned with politics.
If the GOP Repeals Obamacare, 137 Million Americans Could Get Cancellation Notices | Mother Jones
State-by-State Estimates of the Number of People Eligible for Premium Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation - t 29 million people nationally who might look to the new marketplaces.
Median wage falls to lowest level since 1998 | Al Jazeera America - While incomes and jobs stagnate, top earners and corporate profits continue to gain
Dem Senators: We're Doing It Wrong, Let's Expand Social Security - In a town consumed by how quickly and how deeply to cut Social Security, a handful of Democratic senators have a different idea: expand it. (Obummer unhappy with the idea)
We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com - But today, that freedom won’t survive much longer if a federal court — the second most powerful court in the nation behind the Supreme Court, the DC Circuit — is set to strike down the nation’s net neutrality law, a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010 (that special all-Republican court)
Rand Paul May Have Plagiarized In Drug Sentencing Op-Ed - As first reported by BuzzFeed, there are unmistakable similarities between an opinion piece Paul wrote for The Washington Times on drug sentencing in September, and an article written by Dan Stewart of The Week a week earlier. (news: Republicans steal things)
Frank Bruni Hillary Clinton - Personalities Of Cults - Esquire - Actually, I don't disagree with the basic premise of Frank Bruni's column in today's NYT. I hope there is a vigorous challenge to Hillary Clinton's inevitability from what Howard Dean used to call "the Democratic wing of the Democratic party." - Cult fervor? Really? Frank, you sort of lost credibility in using that descriptive when you superglued your lips to the hindquarters of C-Plus Augustus in the 2000 campaign.
Republicans may reconsider national strategy amid batch of local elections | World news | theguardian.com - Lack of big-money support for conservative Republicans a trend across the country in elections from Alabama to Virginia
Toronto mayor Rob Ford admits smoking crack cocaine but refuses to resign | World news | theguardian.com - Ford says 'I would do anything to change the past' but insists at press conference that he will soldier on as Toronto mayor
Rob Ford’s Office Hired a Hacker to Destroy the Crack Tape | VICE United States - In late July, an anonymous source approached VICE with claims that he had been hired by Amin Massoudi, the communications director for troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford, to hack into a website.
And the SCARIEST book of all time as voted by you is... : books
4 On Your Side investigates traffic stop nightmare | KOB.com
Hospital bills man for rectal search he was forced to undergo by police — RT USA - "If the officers in Hidalgo County and the City of Deming are seeking warrants for anal cavity searches based on how they're standing and the warrant allows doctors at the Gila Hospital of Horrors to go in and do enemas and colonoscopies without consent, then anyone can be seized and that's why the public needs to know about this," Kennedy said.
A Challenge to New Media Moguls Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Bezos - The Daily Beast - The eBay and Amazon founders’ media investments are tremendous news for America’s vulnerable, who are typically ignored by traditional media. But the new ventures must take risks.
Here's The New York Post's Explanation For Its Infamous 'Bag Men' Headline - Clearly, the Post feels that, even though it slapped the picture of two innocent, unknown men on its front page, said the FBI was looking for them and dubbed them "Bag Men," it played no part in helping those readers jump to those conclusions.
Saideman's Semi-Spew: Rejection Ramifications - At Political Science Rumors, a post went up basically telling people that if they got rejected for a job, it is personal.
Rejection is personal « Political Science Rumors - Here's the thing: if this upsets you, or you just reject it all out of hand, you don't belong in academia. (suck it up, wage-slaves)
Richard Dawkins: My honey trap – why doesn't anyone believe in public-spirited concern? | Comment is free | theguardian.com - After I tweeted about a pot of honey not being allowed on a plane, Twitter replied with a puerile display of sniggering frivolity (as well they should)
Hullabaloo - "It's just not happening" - New Pew Poll on climate change (77% of Redumbs don't believe in AGW: the party of death and destruction)
Trees 'shield vulnerable species from climate change' - Forests with dense canopies create a microclimate that protects a variety of cold-adapted plant species from warming air temperatures, a study has shown. (so cut those liberal fuckers down)
Egypt: Morsi trial adjourned until 8 January | World news | theguardian.com - Trial of defiant Islamist president and 14 others had been interrupted by the defendants chanting 'down with military coup'
Kenya charges four Somali men over Westgate shopping mall attack | World news | theguardian.com - Suspects appear in court charged with 'commission of a terrorist act' in wake of attack on Westgate mall in which 67 people died
China replaces top general in Xinjiang after Beijing attack | World news | theguardian.com - Peng Yong relieved as military commander after Islamic extremists blamed for 28 October attack in Tiananmen Square
Mexico gun battles leave many dead | World news | theguardian.com - Thirteen killed in border city of Matamoros as gunmen clash with Mexican armed forces in region ravaged by drug gangs (Obama loves his wars)
Rebekah Brooks tried to hide evidence as News of the World closed, jury told | UK news | theguardian.com - Ex-News International chief conspired to conceal her notebooks in 'panic' around paper's closure, phone-hacking trial hears
Detention of IFJ Directors reflects state of dreadful media freedom in Sri Lanka - Reporters Without Borders
CIA made doctors torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, taskforce finds | World news | The Guardian - Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes - Medical professionals were in effect told that their ethical mantra "first do no harm" did not apply, because they were not treating people who were ill. (but they fixed that fast)
Doctors and nurses enabled torture at overseas US detention facilities | Circa News - A three-year study by a panel of experts found that medical personnel both enabled and participated in interrogations and torture at CIA and military sites. (the "they made me do it" defense)
Report blasts 'unethical' US detainee policy post- 9/11 | Al Jazeera America - Task force says US policy violates medical standards, permitting torture and other abuses
'Let Me Stress How Shocking These NSA Revelations Are': A View From Inside the Defense World - James Fallows - The Atlantic - "At some point it is wise to ascribe adult levels of understanding to the principal actors in this drama, no matter how impenetrable their deeper motives."
New evidence surfaces that NSA and GCHQ tapped into Google and Yahoo private networks | The Verge
Obama Told Aides He's 'Really Good At Killing People,' New Book 'Double Down' Claims - Despite the president's pledge to be more transparent about the drone program, the administration has continued to face criticism for its secrecy on the legal case for the strikes.
@YourAnonNews/Freedom Orgs on Twitter
The best new thing right now is watching Obama apologists try to differentiate between "killing people" and "ordering people to be killed."— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) November 4, 2013
AP News: White House, lawmakers: no clemency for Snowden - "He should return to the U.S. and face justice," Pfeiffer said, adding when pressed that no offers for clemency were being discussed.
Media Hype Edward Snowden’s Request for ‘Clemency’—but Did He Even Ask for It? | The Nation (White House looking increasinly sleazy)
Inside Guantanamo - 60 Minutes - CBS News - Lesley Stahl gets unprecedented access to the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility where the accused 9/11 terrorists will face trial in the biggest war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg.
DOJ Did Not Fulfill Legally Required Disclosure on Section 215 to Congress Until After PATRIOT Reauthorization | emptywheel - In the Guardian’s superb summary of the importance of the NSA leaks, Zoe Lofgren challenges the claims that Congress has received all the documents NSA claims it has gotten (they are still trotting out the "Congress fully informed" lie)
Hullabaloo - Dianne Feinstein is a comedienne - Hayden: Basically, he's saying that everyone in this world is an enemy of the United States on some level and we have a right to treat them that way. (why didn't Snowden turn himself in to DiFucker?)
Senate Committee Votes in Favor of NSA Phone-Records Snooping | Threat Level | Wired.com - Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California, Criminal)
Revealed: NSA pushed 9/11 as key 'sound bite' to justify surveillance | Al Jazeera America - An internal document recommended that officials use fear of attack when pressed to explain agency's programs
Civil Liberties Board Reviews Surveillance Programs | C-SPAN - The PCLOB, an outgrowth of the 911 Commission, advises the President on policies to protect civil liberties while combating terrorism. (they have been so effective)
Google's Eric Schmidt Says NSA Server Spying Is 'Outrageous' If True (Mr No-Privacy-For-You is upset his business model is threatened)
How the NSA Exposed the Media's Biggest Bias | Motherboard - Greenwald is no doubt proudly and openly promoting a very real bias here—but, to the likely disappointment of the media criticism industry, it is not an easy-to-demonize partisan bias. It is instead a bias against the notion of subservience.
Don’t gerrymander the internet - Index on Censorship | Index on Censorship
Beautiful, interactive feature from The Guardian reviews all the NSA revelations | The Verge (Graun kills NYT's inforgraphics)
Dirty Wars | The Paley Center for Media - You can watch the panel stream live. 8:15 pm ET (5:15 pm PT) (+Netflix)
Reckless and Inspired: An Interview With Jonathan Hastings About His Brother, the Journalist Michael Hastings | Uncouth Reflections - On June 18, 2013 The Question Lady and I learned that a friend of ours had died in Los Angeles in a very peculiar car crash
EconomicPolicyJournal.com: A Bit More on the Wife of Michael Hastings,Who Has Been Shooting Down Conspiracy Theories About the Death of Her Husband (his wife was a speechwriter for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.)
US navy commander accused of giving secrets to businessman in bribery case | World news | theguardian.com - Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz and Leonard Francis moved vessels around Asian ports like chess pieces, prosecutors say
TSA union calls for armed guards at every checkpoint
Hullabaloo - This is America - Chris Mooney has posted an interesting take on that "personality map" that everyone's been talking about. (it's always been about the Confederacy and traitors to America)
Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers
The Contributor | How the Super-Rich Are Abandoning America - The wealthiest Americans who hate "takers" enjoy $2 trillion in special tax carve outs, more than double the entire annual budget of Social Security.
Americans won't throw the bums out in 2014 | Harry J Enten | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Congress has an epically low approval rating, but history and polling suggest there likely won't be an 'anti-incumbent wave'
Ralph Reed Morning joe - The Morning Whorehouse - Esquire - . (Listening to Mika Brzezinski talk to Mark Halperin about politics was like watching a seal and a goat recite Shakespeare.)
Dylan Scott Affordable Care Act Letters - There Is Gambling Going On Here - Esquire - . Even now, with Glitchghazigate, and the Oh-noes-Obummer-lied scandalpaloooza, still running wild, the health-insurance companies are maneuvering the way they always have.
Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers
Obamacare "Victim" in Florida Happy She Can Get Real Coverage | New Republic - 'I Would Jump At It' The media labeled her an Obamacare victim. Here's what she really thinks.
Obama Favorability Ratings Struggle In Recent Polls - But after a rough start to Obama's second term, Americans increasingly view the president unfavorably. And perhaps most concerning for the White House: an Associated Press analysis of public polling shows it has become more difficult over time for Obama to fully rebound from dents in his favorability ratings. (making sure his Republican daddies win)
Poverty in America Is Mainstream - NYTimes.com - Even more astounding, if we add in related conditions like welfare use, near-poverty and unemployment, four out of five Americans will encounter one or more of these events.
BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Major Attack On Abortion Rights | ThinkProgress
Why the LAX Shooter Should Be Charged as a Terrorist - The Daily Beast - According to court documents, the alleged LAX shooter was trying to influence government policy with violence. So, why isn’t he being charged with terrorism? (he was a right-wing "patriot" and wasn't brown or Muslim)
Conservative Americans are more terrified of sex than violence | Sarah Jane Stratford | Comment is free | theguardian.com - There's been plenty of outcry in the US over lesbian sex in Blue is the Warmest Colour. Brutality onscreen, however, is fine
Why is puberty starting younger? | Politics | theguardian.com
Sean Penn’s ‘The Human Experiment’ Reveals the Toll of Toxic Chemicals | EcoWatch - Actor Sean Penn is the force behind a new major documentary called The Human Experiment that aims to raise awareness about toxic chemicals in everyday products.
The Milky Way might harbor 20 billion Earth-sized planets | The Verge - Planets the size of Earth are 'a general feature of nature' according to new research
Social Security Paid Out 0.006 Percent of Benefits to Dead People | Beat the Press
Idle millennials are victims of their parents’ success - Opinion - The Boston Globe (Jennifer Graham doesn't understand economics, looks like a hater)
Eschaton: I Believe That Childen Are Our Future - Regarding this unpleasantness, I don't know how as a culture we go from WeLoveOurChildrenYesWeDoSoMuchTheyAreSoPrecious to get off my lawn, 20somethings. I mean, the former eventually turn into the latter.
The 13 Coolest Tattoo Artists In The World
The Psychology of Online Comments : The New Yorker - Maria Konnikova
How the net was tamed: stopping cybercrime from child pornography to the Silk Road | The Verge - The FBI is currently drafting new legislation that would require tech companies to have some way of getting past any encryption in their products
UK government reportedly bans iPads from closed-door meetings | The Verge - for fear a foreign government could hack them to eavesdrop on private conversations.
Strange malware thought to communicate over computer speakers | The Verge
Obama Said He's 'Really Good At Killing People' - Business Insider (loves his drones and red-mist doubletaps on first-responders)
US Drones Bomb Civilian Rescuers - Business Insider
Teju Cole: A Reader's War : The New Yorker - According to a report in the New York Times, the targets of drone strikes are selected for death at weekly meetings in the White House; no name is added to the list without the President’s approval
DARPA Plans to Arm Drones With Missile-Blasting Lasers | Danger Room | Wired.com
The Pirate Bay plans to host part of its site on GPS controlled drones | BGR (Drone Wars!)
Germany 'should offer Edward Snowden asylum after NSA revelations' | World news | theguardian.com - Writing in Der Spiegel, more than 50 high-profile Germans add to increasing calls for Berlin to welcome NSA whistleblower
White House rejects clemency for Edward Snowden over NSA leaks | World news | theguardian.com - Obama adviser and heads of House and Senate intelligence signal hard line despite European support for whistleblower (the only redemption for the Nobel Committee would be ... +OCop)
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says US 'treats dissent as defection' | World news | theguardian.com - Former analyst writes letter to German government over response to his 'act of political expression'
PressTV - Additional NSA employees said to be following Snowden's lead ... The Obama administration's "war on whistleblowers" is backfiring, said Radack.
NSA: Australia and US used climate change conference to spy on Indonesia | World news | theguardian.com - Australian agency helped carry out mass surveillance of hosts as Kevin Rudd walked world stage at 2007 Bali conference
Metropolitan police detained David Miranda for promoting 'political' causes | World news | The Observer - Justification for airport detention of partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald alarms human rights groups and Tory MP - a key reason cited by police for holding him under terrorism powers was the belief that he was promoting a "political or ideological cause". (you better not have any "political causes" or "ideas" either)
British Accuse David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald's Partner, Of 'Terrorism'
UK: Snowden reporter's partner involved in 'espionage' and 'terrorism' | Reuters - British authorities claimed the domestic partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald was involved in "terrorism" when he tried to carry documents from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden through a London airport in August, according to police and intelligence documents.
Ron Wyden: New NSA reform bill authorizes all the activity that was making you angry. (you've just been DiFucked)
No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A. - NYTimes.com
The Daily Dot - New Snowden slide reveals who the NSA's best friends really are (Israel is invisible, as usual)
UK government reaction to NSA leaks eroding freedom, rights groups warn | World news | The Guardian - Coalition of organisations says Cameron's response has damaged UK's reputation for freedom of expression
Will the US State Dept Condemn UK's Attempt to Use 'Terrorism' Laws to Suppress Journalism? | Freedom of the Press Foundation
? Duncan Campbell pekar ut Sverige som samarbetspartner till NSA - YouTube (Sweden is the 6th Eye)
The use and impact of dispersal orders | Joseph Rowntree Foundation - 17 October 2007
A Journalist With a Mission - NYTimes.com - American society will also benefit from Greenwald’s ongoing revelations about out-of-control surveillance. He has testified before the Brazilian Senate, and should be allowed to testify before the U.S. Senate. He says, “I am definitely going back, I refuse to be exiled for a lie.” (Roger Cohen has apparently seen the light)
The secrecy-loving mind of the U.S. journalist - Salon.com - Nov 29, 2011 (Greenwald on Cohen 2 yrs ago)
The White House on Spying - NYTimes.com - The Obama administration said late Monday that it was considering banning eavesdropping on the leaders of American allies.
Congress Could Shut Public Out of Internet-Regulation Treaty Talks | Motherboard
HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs - The Washington Post - “They were running the biggest start-up in the world, and they didn’t have anyone who had run a start-up, or even run a business,” (Obambi let his political aides run the show into the ground because he was afraid Rethugs would say mean things about him, ha-ha)
U.S. intelligence agencies have their own Twitter. It’s called eChirp. (yeah, they really named it that)
How to serve a warrant: 1972 versus today, by Lt. Harry Thomas | Police State USA
The Daily Dot - 'Most horrible joke in all of creation' spreads on Twitter - A list of the tweets on Tumblr names and shames anyone who passed on the joke without criticism. That post has, in turn, gone viral, receiving more than 90,000 notes. (self-regulation)
The tea party’s assault on workers - Crucially, as Lafer emphasizes, this isn’t about what we colloquially refer to as “conservative values.” Rather than rolling back the state, tea party Republicans are calling for extensive observation and disciplining of unemployed people. (teaparty screwing workers)
Voter ID law snags former House Speaker Jim Wright | Elections & Politics | News from Fo... - Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday at a Texas Department of Public Safety office. “Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID,” Wright said. (and if can't get one ...)
Three Pages Of Rand Paul's Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks - The worst case yet. Paul’s office says the book notes Paul didn’t individually report out each case. (his whole personality is cut-and-pasted)
Jersey Jazzman: Exclusive Interview: @GovChristie to Teacher: "I Am Tired Of You People!" (check the pics, here's a really ugly person)
So, You're Telling Me You Don't Like The Way You Think I Have Sex? 'Cause That's All I'm Hearing.
All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines - Nicholas Carr - The Atlantic - We rely on computers to fly our planes, find our cancers, design our buildings, audit our businesses. That's all well and good. But what happens when the computer fails?
Chinese appliances are shipping with malware-distributing WiFi chips | Apps and Software | Geek.com
Mathematicians of Reddit, what is "beautiful" about mathematics? : AskReddit
Israel 'furious' with White House for leak on Syria strike | The Times of Israel - Jerusalem considers administration’s confirmation of Israeli air attack on missile stores to be ‘scandalous’; TV analyst warns US risks starting ‘major flare-up’ (you're never supposed to tell the truth about Israel)
Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S. - Washington Times
Pakistan on high alert after Taliban leader killed by US drone strike | World news | theguardian.com - Government says death of Hakimullah Mehsud has destroyed attempts to hold peace talks with Islamist militants
Honduras' Police Chief Denies Accusations Of Death Squads, Social Cleansing Campaign
Pussy Riot Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Goes Missing During Prison Colony Transfer - The Daily Beast - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has disappeared into the gulag transit system between Russia’s penal colonies, and her family is worried that authorities are trying to crush her spirit.
Paul Gambaccini, BBC Host, Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex Offenses
Toxic nuclear waste dumped illegally by the Mafia is blamed for surge in cancers in southern Italy | Mail Online
Word to the west: many Saudi women oppose lifting the driving ban | Ahmed Abdel-Raheem | Comment is free | theguardian.com - Westerners should be wary of trying to impose their version of feminism on Saudi women. It's not always welcome
How a war game brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster | UK news | The Observer - Former classified documents show how close the Soviet Union came to launching an attack in 1983 (St Ronnie and Able Archer)
Drones: A rare glimpse at sophisticated US spy plane - The Global Hawk is one of the US military's most sophisticated spy planes and the BBC was able to get a rare view of one at Grand Forks Airbase in North Dakota.
Jeremy Scahill: Obama Presidency Marred by Legacy of Drone Program | Mother Jones - Throughout his term in office, President Obama has presided over misguided counterterrorism efforts - The Era of the Dirty War on Terror (Obama's Legacy)
UK: Snowden reporter's partner involved in 'espionage' and 'terrorism' | Reuters
British Accuse David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald's Partner, Of 'Terrorism' - British authorities claimed the domestic partner of reporter Glenn Greenwald was involved in "terrorism" when he tried to carry documents from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden through a London airport in August, according to police and intelligence documents. (watch out, complacent journos ...)
Edward Snowden: 'Speaking The Truth Is Not A Crime' / ideastream - Northeast Ohio Public Radio, Television and Multiple Media - The NSA leaker told a German lawmaker that he wanted to testify before the U.S. Congress, but he hoped the U.S. would stop treating him like a traitor.
Portrait of the NSA: no detail too small in quest for total surveillance | World news | theguardian.com - The NSA gathers intelligence to keep America safe. But leaked documents reveal the NSA's dark side – and show an agency intent on exploiting the digital revolution to the full
What’s the Relationship Database About? | emptywheel - There seems to be little that justifies that relationship database than the desire to have it, in case, for such time as the government plans to unleash the nuclear bomb of reading every relationship in the country.
DiFi’s Fake FISA Fix: The Roamer Pre-Emergency Exigent Excuse To Be Used on Internet Content | emptywheel (DiFuck)
Senate bill would validate NSA’s harvesting of phone, e-mail records, privacy advocates say - The Washington Post (DiFi's "complete review")
Google, Yahoo et al have the power to fight back against the NSA | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | theguardian.com - The tech billionaires should create the anti-surveillance, pro-security equivalent of the National Rifle Association
Daily Kos: Chuck Hagel throws gauntlet down.. - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel fired a shot across the bow today of Nine Red states that have refused to follow directives from the Dept of Defense and issue Military identification cards to the Spouses and children of same sex couples. (their own little Confederate country)
Broken news: struggling to find facts in the Twitter maelstrom | The Verge - The identity and purported death of the shooter, meanwhile, was spread by traditional reporting operating on fast-forward. The LA Times reported erroneous information from a source, and other outlets picked it up. NBC put out a six-word breaking story, and an audience spread it.
Open Warfare by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - The base of the party wants non-stop confrontation and they are absolutely heedless of the likely political consequences. The more the Establishment pushes back, the lower their numbers go. And, with a 6% approval rating in the latest Public Policy Polling poll, Congress is already in a competition for popularity with the margin of error.
No Cruz-Paul ’16? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (but keep hope alive)
Jay Carney: 'It Would Be Awesome' If Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Run In 2016
Column: Can expanding Social Security solve the retirement crisis? (crazy ideas are spreading, but Obama will squash them)
Food Stamp Cut Reverberates Across Country - National media and federal policymakers haven't paid much attention, but a $5 billion reduction to the food stamp program that took effect Friday has already been reverberating across the country. (starve the mainly red-state moochers)
Banksy's final NYC art piece seized as police evidence | PBS NewsHour
Retired Wingnut Gen. Boykin Says Military Would Like To Kill Obama, But Guesses It’s Not Constitutional Though
Reply to Tennessee prosecutor who doesn't want to be called "the Government" by defendant - Boing Boing - A whiny Assistant District Attorney General of Tennessee asked the judge in the case of Tennessee v Powell to order Mr Powell and his lawyer to stop calling her "the Government." The prosecutor complained that being called "the Government" made him look bad. (how about "the evil empire?)
Not All Pedophiles Have Mental Disorder, American Psychiatric Association Says In New DSM - The former group -- those who want to have sex with children but whose desires are not distressing or harmful to themselves or others -- is no longer classified as having a psychiatric condition in the updated DSM.
ELI5: With many Americans (at least those on Reddit) unsatisfied with both, the GOP and the Democrats, why is there no third party raising to the top? : explainlikeimfive
Extra-Life.org website experienced DDoS attack. : gaming
Mathematicians of Reddit, what is "beautiful" about mathematics? : AskReddit
RIAA, BPI websites infringe copyright - Boing Boing - TorrentFreak took a close look at the sourcecode for the websites run by the RIAA and its UK equivalent, the BPI, and discovered that they'd made a serious breach of copyright on each. (the power is always asymmetrical)
White House Will Focus on Climate Shifts While Trying to Cut Greenhouse Gases - NYTimes.com
Study: Pacific ocean now warming 15 times faster than in past 10,000 years - The rate of change over the last 60 years is roughly 15 times faster than any other period
The Daily Dot - Anonymous threat leads to partial victory in Canadian fracking protest - At one, according to several witnesses, a police officer yelled, "Crown land belongs to the government not to fucking natives.”
Noam Chomsky slams Canada's shale gas energy plans | Environment | theguardian.com - Exploitation of Canada's tar sands and shale gas will have dire consequences for the environment, says Chomsky - "It is pretty ironic that the so-called 'least advanced' people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destruction," said Chomsky ... "In the case of the environment there's no one to bail it out."
US claims Israel attacked Russian missile shipment in Syria | World news | theguardian.com - Americans accused of damaging 'trust between allies' by revealing Latakia air strike ... This raises very disturbing questions, and affects trust between allies," said one Israeli official. (that "trust" is a one-way street)
Andy Coulson told news editor to 'do Calum Best's phone', court hears | UK news | The Guardian - Prosecution says former editor of News of the World demanded that his journalists illegally target celebrities
News of the World staff 'hacked Mail on Sunday's phones in bid for scoop' | UK news | theguardian.com - Prosecution tells of 'dog eat dog' frenzy as Rupert Murdoch tabloid tried to beat rivals to story on Lord Prescott's private life
How Ridiculous is Pakistan’s New Civilian Drone Victim Estimate? Terrorist Okra-Picking Grandma! | emptywheel - Remarkably, Pakistan’s government has now indirectly called Nabila’s grandmother, Mamana Bibi, a terrorist.
Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud killed in CIA drone strike | World news | The Guardian - Mehsud killed when missile struck compound in village near capital of North Waziristan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s claim that drones have killed only 67 civilians baffles analysts | Afghanistan & Pakistan | McClatchy DC
Snowden ready to go to Germany under asylum as his letter to Berlin revealed — RT News
Edward Snowden letter to German government in full | World news | theguardian.com - Full text of NSA whistleblower's letter on US surveillance to chancellor Angela Merkel, the German parliament and federal prosecutors, passed on by German politician Hans-Christian Ströebele
German Minister Says He Will Try To Have Edward Snowden Meet With German Officials
NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained | World news | theguardian.com - What the revelations mean for you.
Snowden leak reveals Europe's role in mass surveillance programs.
NSA Apologists Now Blaming Snowden for NSA’s Own Cyberdefense Failures | emptywheel
The Daily Dot - Proposal would close Germany's digital borders to stop NSA snooping - Germany has joined Brazil in attempting to close its digital borders in response to NSA spying.
The White House on Spying - NYTimes.com - The White House response on Monday to the expanding disclosures of American spying on foreign leaders, their governments and millions of their citizens was a pathetic mix of unsatisfying assurances about reviews under way, platitudes about the need for security in an insecure age, and the odd defense that the president didn’t know that American spies had tapped the German chancellor’s cellphone for 10 years.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s New NSA Bill Will Codify and Extend Mass Surveillance of Americans | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Feinstein’s Fake Fix May Expand Use of the Phone Dragnet | emptywheel
Feinstein Releases Fake NSA Reform Bill, Actually Tries To Legalize Illegal NSA Bulk Data Collection | Techdirt - This bill is a farce, and made even more farcical by the misleading way in which Feinstein has presented it, pretending it bans bulk data collection when it actually legalizes it.
Senate Intelligence Committee Passes Bill That Codifies, Expands NSA Powers (DiFi, the face of evil)
NSA chief Keith Alexander blames diplomats for surveillance requests | World news | theguardian.com - Barbed exchange with former ambassador over spying on foreign leaders likely to deepen rift with Obama administration
GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance | UK news | The Guardian - Edward Snowden papers unmask close technical cooperation and loose alliance between British, German, French, Spanish and Swedish spy agencies (Sweden is quite the spy-state)
The Daily Dot - The best Guy Fawkes masks in Anonymous history
The Daily Dot - Rebel email providers form alliance to combat NSA surveillance - The companies, Lavabit and Silent Circle, both shut down their services in August, citing privacy concerns brought on by the National Security Agency’s spy programs.
Federal Prosecutors, in a Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps as Evidence - NYTimes.com - The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from a warrantless wiretap, a move that is expected to set up a Supreme Court test of whether such eavesdropping is constitutional. (no steenking warrents)
Fifth Amendment Prohibits Compelled Decryption, New EFF Brief Argues | Electronic Frontier Foundation
American Journalist Facing Up To 105 Years In Prison - CNN iReport - Barrett Brown’s career as a journalist is a bold and colorful one. He has written for publications including Vanity Fair, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post; and he co-authored a well-received book, Flock of Dodos.
The Right to Vote - NationalJournal.com - It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, is leading to a new era of voter suppression that parallels the pre-1960s era—this time affecting not just African-Americans but also Hispanic-Americans, women, and students, among others. (Republican Supremes: traitors to America)
Circuit Court of Appeals: Contraceptive mandate "trammels" freedom - UPI.com
A War on the Poor - NYTimes.com - John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, has done some surprising things lately.
Brad DeLong : Why Are We Doing This?: Fiscal Policy Edition - Deficit spending leads to national default. More debt means rising expectations of inflation, and so the Federal Reserve has to tighten and raise unemployment above the natural rate in order to hit its inflation target once inflation expectations have become de-anchored due to high debt. (Obama and Republicans cooperate to destroy the econonomy)
Eschaton: Doing It All Wrong - Kicking poors is bipartisan. The Republican-controlled House version of the farm bill proposes cutting $39 billion from the program over the next decade; the Democratic-controlled Senate would cut $4 billion over the same period. (more grand bargains to do nothing except screw poor people)
Eschaton: People Is Broke - The unemployment rate has been high for a very long time. I really don't think the powers that be, even the ones who might care, really understand the impact of that. Food stamp benefits are so tiny. Anybody who actually needs them is pretty screwed. Cutting them is monstrous.
IPS – Corporations Rewriting U.S. Labour Laws | Inter Press Service - U.S. state legislators and corporate lobbies have engaged in an unprecedented attack on minimum wages that has lowered U.S. labour standards
Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Low In First Days, Released Documents Reveal
The Obamacare sabotage campaign - Todd S. Purdum - politico.com
The Morning Plum: Americans not ready to give up on Obamacare - The most important finding in the Kaiser poll — which is in some ways the gold standard of health care polling — is that significantly more Americans want the Affordable Care Act kept or expanded than want it repealed and replaced with a GOP alternative or with nothing at all. Here’s the key finding:
LAX Shooting Not A Random Event - There Is Nothing Random About The LAX Shooting - Esquire
Poll: Growing Number of Republicans Dislike GOP - Washington Wire - WSJ - In December, just a month after the GOP experienced a string of election losses, nearly two-thirds of all Republicans held a positive view of their party. Ten months later that share has dropped to less than half.
Harry Reid's Source On Mitt Romney's Taxes Was Jon Huntsman Sr., Book Claims - “I feel very badly that Mitt won’t release his taxes and won’t be fair with the American people,” he said.
Provision Of Texas' New Abortion Restrictions Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court - a decision that means a third of the state's clinics that perform the procedure won't be able to do so starting as soon as Friday.
Abortion Status Quo Shifts by Ed Kilgore | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - The alarming thing is that the Fifth Circuit ruling indicates states will be allowed to drive large trucks through the loophole created by Justice Kennedy in the Carhart v. Gonzales decision (the one that upheld the federal “partial-birth abortion” law) giving lawmakers leeway to restrict abortion opportunities on broadly paternalistic “health of the mother” grounds ... additional restrictions on Father Knows Best grounds dishonestly framed as solicitude for the health and safety of women seeking abortions.
Columbia University Refuses To Say How Many Students Were Punished For Sexual Assaults - Columbia University is not disclosing the number of students found responsible for sexual misconduct and sexual assault, and how they were punished, but the school is being pressured to change its mind.
USA Today Becomes Most Widely-Circulated Daily Newspaper In America - USA Today is now the country's most widely circulated daily newspaper, according to the latest report from the Alliance for Audited Media.
Southern secessionist group lists two TN lawmakers as weekend speakers | The Tennessean | tennessean.com - Niceley, Matheny were set to speak at group's meeting
sehrah comments on Gonna be honest here. Does anyone else feel like vaginas are kind of, like, weird?
Time to Move On? The Case Against Daylight Saving Time - Clocks "fall back" this Sunday, November 3, and people are again asking: Why do we bother with daylight saving time?
Taylor & Francis Online :: Using Technology to Connect in Romantic Relationships: Effects on Attachment, Relationship Satisfaction, and Stability in Emerging Adults - Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy - Volume 12, Issue 4 - Male texting frequency was negatively associated with relationship satisfaction and stability scores for both partners while female texting frequency was positively associated with their own relationship stability scores
Little surprise here: women expected to do more at home – and at work | Heidi Moore | Comment is free | theguardian.com - A new study illuminates how 'favors' are expected of women at work, but they often go unacknowledged, keeping women down (manarchy)
1102: Fastest-Growing - explain xkcd
Comcast is donating heavily to defeat the mayor who is bringing gigabit fiber to Seattle