Over Easy: Shopping

By: Tuesday January 27, 2015 4:55 am

I’m not fond of shopping. Particularly grocery shopping. I find supermarkets to be a bore. Apparently my father had the same view of shopping and supermarkets because he insisted on going only once a month, of course it rarely turned out that way. There were 2 IGA supermarkets and an A&P that we would go to and a smaller “Quicky Mart” type store up here then..

 

Late Night FDL: Baby I Love Your Way

By: Monday January 26, 2015 8:00 pm

Peter Frampton – Baby I Love Your Way

Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick are hitting the road together…

US Officials Hope to Steer Caribbean Countries Away From Venezuela

By: Monday January 26, 2015 6:00 pm

The White House reported the event as an “energy round-table” discussion of “a cleaner and more sustainable energy future in the Caribbean through improved energy governance, greater access to finance and donor coordination.” While there is no mention of Venezuela, the Atlantic Council, a sponsor of the event, explicitly mentions Venezuela as the reason for the meeting. The Atlantic [...]

Lost Document: International Scientific Commission Report on Bacterial Warfare During Korean War

By: Monday January 26, 2015 5:00 pm

This article covers the first Internet posting and analysis of a unique Cold War document, the 1952 “Report of the International Scientific Commission for the Investigation of the Facts Concerning Bacterial Warfare in Korea and China.” The ISC was headed by one of Britain’s foremost scientists of his day, Sir Joseph Needham. The charges of U.S. use of biological warfare during the Korean War have long been the subject of intense controversy. The reliance, in part, on testimony from U.S. prisoners of war led to U.S. charges of “brainwashing.” These charges later became the basis of a cover story for covert CIA experimentation into use of use of drugs and other forms of coercive interrogation and torture that became the basis for its 1963 KUBARK manual on interrogation, and much later, a powerful influence on the CIA’s post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” program.

Jury Convicts Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling of Leaking to Journalist & Violating Espionage Act

By: Monday January 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Sterling’s case was the first case involving an alleged leak to the press to proceed to a full trial in thirty years. The last case involved Samuel L. Morison, a Navy civilian analyst who was charged under President Ronald Reagan for leaking photographs of Soviet ships to alert America to what he perceived as a new threat.

Time to end the War on Drugs and build strong communities

By: Monday January 26, 2015 2:30 pm

We need to declare an end to the ruinous War on Drugs and focus on promoting community based solutions that emphasize expanding the commons and strengthening friendships and relationships among community residents. We really are our brother’s and sister’s keepers, so we need to reach out to each other and build supportive relationships. An interconnected [...]

Pentagon Launches Essay Contest To Glorify Saudi King Abdullah

By: Monday January 26, 2015 12:00 pm

Tony Blair on King Abdullah: "He was loved by his people and will be deeply missed." pic.twitter.com/X0evgK5Zur — Tom Copley (@tomcopley) January 23, 2015 You can’t make this stuff up, actually you have to as only a fictitious rendition of the life of King Abdullah would be in any way flattering. The Department of Defense, [...]

Terrorist Prosecution Fail, Taxpayers Eat it for $25,000+

By: Monday January 26, 2015 11:00 am

Here’s another reason to be even more skeptical when you see those statistics about how the United States has arrested or detained 1,200,761,324 terrorists or whatever. A former college student, Nicholas George, was detained in 2009 for hours at Philadelphia International Airport because he was carrying Arabic flashcards and thus suspected by the TSA of [...]

Feinstein, McCain Want US Troops Deployed in Yemen

By: Monday January 26, 2015 9:00 am

Senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain both publicly stated that they are in favor of putting US troops smack into the middle of a civil war going on in Yemen. Having apparently learned nothing from the previous decade of faceplants in the Middle East, the senators want to escalate America’s involvement in Yemen from drone [...]

Search Warrants Against WikiLeaks Staff: Justice Department, Google & US Media Silence Threaten Press Freedom

By: Monday January 26, 2015 8:00 am

The United States government served search warrants on Google in March 2012 and demanded that the company hand over data from WikiLeaks staff members for the purpose of an investigation into violations of the Espionage Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a larceny statute and a “conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States” statute.

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