CIA Fuels Decades-Long Class Conflict by Helping Colombian Military Drop ‘Smart Bombs’ on Rebel Leaders

By: Monday December 23, 2013 4:05 pm

A major investigative report by The Washington Post’s Dana Priest shows the CIA has overseen and helped the Colombian government target and assassinate rebel leaders. Forces from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) have also provided assistance to the Colombian government, mounting operations to find hostages taken by guerrilla groups. It is all a part of a military assistance program called “Plan Colombia.”

CIA Fuels Decades-Long Class Conflict by Helping Colombian Military Drop ‘Smart Bombs’ on Rebel Leaders

By: Monday December 23, 2013 1:57 pm

A major investigative report by The Washington Post’s Dana Priest shows the CIA has overseen and helped the Colombian government target and assassinate rebel leaders. Forces from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) have also provided assistance to the Colombian government, mounting operations to find hostages taken by guerrilla groups. It is all a part of a military assistance program called “Plan Colombia.”

Late Night: Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 8:00 pm

News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper’s CIA coverage are left in the dark.

Advertising is Just One Small Cog in the Giant Health Care Waste Machine

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:56 am

Only about 5-10 million people are probably going to sign up for coverage on the new exchanges this year. So the insurers are going to spend about $50 per new costumer on advertising plus the hundreds of million the government is also spending on behalf of their outreach, exchange operation, and navigators. Money that would not be spent if we simply expanded public insurance to the uninsured.

It Was Always Politics Before Policy on Health Care

By: Monday December 16, 2013 8:58 am

By politically delaying the rule-writing until after the election, the administration artificially shortened the time the had to implement the new health care law.

NSA Collects Leaked Location Data from Mobile Apps in Ad-Targeting Efforts

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:15 am

Latest revelations from National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden renew focus on the need for online companies to provide users with better controls so “unique identifiers” do not aid the government in warrantless surveillance.

NSA Has a Massive Program Which ‘Incidentally’ Collects Cell Location Data of Millions of Americans

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 4:01 pm

New documents from former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden show the NSA is storing location data from “at least hundreds of millions of devices.”

The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Koltani write, “The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.”

MENA Mashup: AIPAC, Bibi, Karzai, and Syria

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 7:05 pm

Never underestimate the sheer might of AIPAC, Bibi, and the Neocons…!

Healthcare.gov: 80 Percent Is Really Not Success

By: Monday November 18, 2013 11:46 am

The Obama administration is hoping that they can get Healthcare.gov working so 80 percent of the people trying to get new exchange coverage online will be able to do so successfully.

Federal Exchanges Might Not Be Fixed in Time

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 7:30 am

It appears the Obama administration might not have Healthcare.gov properly functioning by the end of the month.

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