WikiLeaks Releases CIA Manual Advising Undercover Agents on Travel & Avoiding ‘Secondary Screenings’

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 4:00 pm

The CIA is an integral part of the United States’ global security state, which collectively has contributed to the proliferation in airport security screening measures since the September 11th attacks. Yet, this may not exactly serve the agents who have to travel under cover. A secret CIA manual publishedby WikiLeaks and titled, “Surviving Secondary,” details [...]

 

Palestinian Children Win International Math Competition Two Years in a Row

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 2:00 pm

In December 2014, Dania Husni al-Jaabari, a 14-year-old Palestinian girl from Al-Khalil (not Hebron),won first place in the Intelligent Mental-Arithmetic International Competition. She solved 240 math problems in six minutes. Ahmad Ayman Nashwiyeh, an eight-year-old Palestinian boy also from al-Khalil, won second place. He solved 180 problems in six minutes. The two children competed against approximately 3,000 [...]

It’s Just a Shot Away

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 12:00 pm

We have reached a fork in the road. Do we demilitarize our out-of-control police, return to community policing and fix our broken legal system or do we descend into chaos?

Podcast: The ‘Cuban Five’ — On Their Case & Release from US Prison as Part of a Prisoner Swap

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 11:00 am

The release of the last three members of the “Cuban Five” as part of a prisoner swap marking a shift in United States policy toward Cuba was a victory for people all over the world, who had been seeking justice and freedom for them. The “Cuban Five” are five men, who were sent to Miami [...]

Camera Work: The Gift of Light

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 9:00 am

“Photographers can function so long as there is light”, a quote I read years ago, probably Edward Weston, and it’s true.

Sunday Food: Pulla Bread

By: Sunday December 21, 2014 5:24 am

From fellow poster cmaukonen, I heard this week that an activity that belongs at Christmas for those with Finnish backgrounds is the making of the Pulla. It sounds wonderful, though you will need a few hours to spare baking. The cardamom will guarantee your house will smell great for the holiday, too.

Late Night FDL: Blue Hawai’i

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Elvis – Blue Hawai’i

Aloha, LN pups, I wish y’all were here…!

Saturday History: “Remember the Sabbath…”

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Our family had no trouble with the avoiding killing and stealing and worshiping idols and getting divorces. Those things were not happening in German evangelical settings. Keeping the Sabbath seems simple enough, but what consists of keeping it holy and avoiding all work?

A Proportional Response

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 10:00 am

Yesterday’s remarks about North Korea at Obama’s press conference were nice, but something more is clearly needed. ​A well-placed source provided FDL with a document purporting to be a memo from Obama to his senior staff, drafted yesterday after the press conference. I have been unable to independently confirm its authenticity, as trying to do so would reveal my source — and we all know how well the WH likes leakers. The memo’s goal is to take the fight to North Korea in a new and different manner than has been done before. “People want a proportional response? Fine . . .”

You Can Play the Home Torture Game

By: Saturday December 20, 2014 9:00 am

Jealous that CIA torturers get all the fun? Want to virtually torture someone right from your own desktop? Want to encourage your kids to see torture as fun and help desensitize them? Why not play the torture game, your very own torture simulator! Torture Game 3 is the most up-to-date version of the popular bloody [...]

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