War Toys for Kids: Back to the Future in Afghanistan

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 6:44 am

Lt. Commander Jennifer Cragg at “NATO” headquarters in Afghanistan brings us (only on the “NATO” website of course; even the lamest of the main stream media has abandoned this meme) the story of one person who has “made a difference” in Afghanistan. Please have tissues at the ready to soak up your tears

 

Come Saturday Morning: Yup, Hyperloop’s a Joke

By: Saturday August 17, 2013 6:45 am

Even the economic experts agree: Don’t believe the hype(rloop). Even the most generous outsider estimates of the cost of Musk’s plan say that he’s underestimated the cost by a factor of ten.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Peter Van Buren, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People

By: Saturday October 22, 2011 1:59 pm

You can summarize the story of Peter Van Buren’s We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People with his assessment of the scams Iraqis pulled off with reconstruction dollars: “It wasn’t so much we were conned, it was as if we demanded to be cheated and would not take no for an answer.” The book describes what he saw of the various reconstruction efforts in Iraq, particularly his experience serving on a State Department Provisional Reconstruction Team in 2009.

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