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Friday, June 20, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

CDC: 75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax - NBC News.com. The potential exposure occurred after researchers working in a high-level biosecurity laboratory at the agency's Atlanta campus failed to follow proper procedures to inactivate the bacteria. They then transferred the samples to lower-security CDC labs not equipped to handle live anthrax. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, June 02, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Lawmakers Push for Gun Violence Restraining Order - A California bill aims to restrain gun ownership for a up to a year for individuals whom friends and family believe pose a risk. nbcnews.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Is Internet Access a Public Utility, Like Water or Gas? - NBC News.com. Sould the Internet be considered a utility like phone service, electricity, gas or water? That's become a central question in the long-running debate over "net neutrality" -- whether Internet providers should have to treat all online traffic equally -- and the argument is heating up this week. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on a proposal that will seek public comment on whether Internet service should be treated as a public utility -- in which all consumers have the same access to the same service. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Mandatory Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Becomes Law in Minnesota - NBC News.com. People who report a kill switch-equipped phone lost or stolen can disable it and wipe the data slate clean by contacting their carrier. "Thus taking away the worth," explained Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights. "When you take away the worth, you take away the incentive. These thieves that are stealing these things no longer have the incentive to steal 'em." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Putin on Ice! Russian Leader Joins Hockey Match - NBC News.com. Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off his ice hockey skills during a match between Russian amateur players and ice hockey stars on Saturday. The match took place at a festival for Russia's amateur hockey organized by the Night Hockey League in the Bolshoy arena in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, May 09, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Federal Regulators Approve Bitcoin for Political Campaign Donations - NBC News.com. The six-member Federal Election Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow political candidates and committees to accept bitcoin donations. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Antipsychotics Cut Violent Crime, Study Finds - NBC News.com Treating psychiatric illnesses with antipsychotic drugs can greatly reduce the risk that a patient will commit a violent crime, researchers reported on Thursday. Their study, published in the Lancet medical journal, adds weight to the argument that severely mentally ill people need to get diagnosed and treated. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, May 01, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Portland Water Feared Tainted by Urine Hasn't Been Flushed - NBC News.com. Drinking water that Portland, Ore., officials feared was tainted with a teenager's urine wasn't flushed after all. In fact, it's being preserved. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Growing your own food, we can't have that says CDC! Backyard Chickens Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks, CDC Says - NBC News.com. (Who kisses chickens?) Keeping backyard chickens in urban settings may be a growing trend, but federal health officials are warning about a surprising downside: salmonella infections tied to kissing and other close contact with live poultry. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, April 25, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Are Electric Cars Cleaner than Gas-Powered Cars? NO! - NBC News.com. nbcnews.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Dog Alerts Customs Officers to $16K in Undeclared Cash. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a U.S. citizen arriving from Qatar declared $8,000 on Monday when he landed. But when an officer in the inspection area led a dog over to sniff the man's luggage, officials say the dog alerted the officer. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

AP News Says Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review, Testing Sites Say It's Not! So who is right, this AP reporter or the testing sites which show Healthcare.gov is clear of any Heartbleed security concerns and never was open to it? People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Secret Service Reassigns Staff, Eyes Alcohol Rules - NBC News.com. A second recent incident of misconduct took place in Florida early last month, when two officers believed to have been drinking had a car accident shortly before the Obama family arrived in the area. Secret Service personnel are prohibited from drinking alcohol within 12 hours of reporting for duty and 24 hours before the president arrives at any trip location. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, April 07, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned - latimes.com. A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more victims, bringing the death toll to 33. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Italian Police Arrest 24 for Venice Secession Plot - NBC News.com. Italian police arrested two dozen separatists including a former parliamentarian on Wednesday on suspicion of gathering arms to violently split the wealthy northern region of Veneto from the rest of Italy. The group had converted a bulldozer into a tank with a makeshift cannon and intended to use it in an assault on St. Mark's Square Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Bill Clinton and the 15-year-old 'masseuse': I met him twice, claims Epstein's girl. 'We all dined together that night. Jeffrey was at the head of the table. Bill was at his left. I sat across from him. Emmy Tayler, Ghislaine's blonde British assistant, sat at my right. 'Ghislaine was at Bill's left and at the left of Ghislaine there were two olive-skinned brunettes who'd flown in with us from New York. 'I'd never met them before. I'd say they were no older than 17, very innocent-looking. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Search warrant for Illinois Democrat lawmaker's office sought child porn - Chicago Tribune. Federal agents sought evidence of child pornography last week when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham, who resigned Wednesday, according to a search warrant released Friday. In addition, a federal agent on Thursday took a laptop computer that Farnham used in the Illinois House chamber, and last week agents removed a computer from a legislative office building next to the Capitol, Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death - NBC News.com. “Our study suggests an association between higher diet drink consumption and mortality,” Research has long shown that artificially sweetened drinks are not health drinks. While they may help people avoid more dangerous sugary sodas, studies show they don't help people lose weight. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

LEGO Surveillance Helicopter - SLAVE TRAINING Raid the crook hideout with the high-powered police helicopter! The crooks have arrived at their hideout and are offloading their stash of stolen goods. Help the policeman on a stakeout monitor their every move from the barrel using his camera and special radar. Then use the walkie talkie to call in the police helicopter with its detailed engine, cockpit and rear crew compartment. When it arrives, hover overhead, slide the side door open, attach the policeman to the rope and launch a surprise abseil ambush! And if the crooks try to get away, slap the handcuffs on them, load them into the helicopter and fly them back to prison! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: 3 policemen and 2 crooks. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

NSA's Malware Methods Outed in Latest Leak - NBC News.com. The latest report from the top-secret documents that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made off with describes the agency's efforts to infect and monitor PCs much in the way ordinary hackers do. The methods aren't particularly original, but the scale of the operations is huge. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
U.S. Health Care System Has $5.6 Billion Security Problem - NBC News.com. Criminals are stealing patient records to commit medical identity theft. And the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made the situation worse, according to a new report from privacy and information security research firm Ponemon Institute. Ponemon estimates that these breaches cost the industry about $5.6 billion a year. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Scientists More Certain Than Ever on Climate Change, Report Says - NBC News.com. "The evidence is clear," reads the report. "However, due to the nature of science, not every single detail is ever totally settled or completely certain. Nor has every pertinent question yet been answered." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Ukraine President Yanukovych Hiding in Monastery, Lawmaker Says - NBC News.com. Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was hiding in a well-equipped bunker in a monastery in Donetsk, the pro-Russian region where the embattled leader was born and raised, a lawmaker said Monday. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Dog Houses For The Homeless, Austin Plan To End Homelessness In Austin, Texas, a village of 200 tiny houses is being built for the homeless. In upstate New York, Rochester Greenovation has designed a prototype for small-scale individualized shelters. "Homeless No More Survival Pods" have been built in Utah, micro-pods in Florida, miniature homes in Wisconsin and mini mobile houses in California. The "Tiny House Movement," once an architectural component to a downsized life, is now becoming something much bigger: an escape from chronic homelessness. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Say Goodbye to Free Speech, US Court Rules By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Google's assertion that the removal of the film "Innocence of Muslims," amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Go Figure, You Must Commit the Crime before you can be charged with it Meth Conviction Thrown Out Because Cops Were Too Efficient, busted cooker for trafficking before he had cooked any drugs to traffic.- NBC News.com. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Small Town Cops Impounded Cars from the Poor, Sold Them, Prosecutors Say - NBC News.com. Police in a small California town colluded with a towing company to impound the cars of poor people and then sell the vehicles for profit or keep them when the owners couldn't pay. Monterey County prosecutors charged six officers from the King City police department with crimes on Tuesday. King City is a town of about 13,000 people in the northern California's Salinas Valley. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Link to this date in the archive.

Cops Smash Suspect Into Wall Knocking Him - Report He Fell Video shows grinning cops smashing suspect into a wall before they pepper spray him. Police reports state suspect "fell" to floor however Video clearly shows cops smashing suspect into wall, knocking him out. Police report can be found here: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140108/NEWS07/140109471/-1/news Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Cops Execute 18 Year Old - Parents call police for help, cops show up and kill their 18-year-old son. Vidal was pinned on the ground by two of the officers when a third said, "we don't have time for this," and shot Vidal, killing him. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Feds: Even Though We've Been Ordered To Reveal Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT Act, We're Not Going To Do That. Feds: Even Though We've Been Ordered To Reveal Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT Act, We're Not Going To Do That Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Texas single mom's 'thanks a lot' letter to Obama goes viral - BizPac Review. Mr. President, thank you for pushing those of us that are barely staying afloat completely under water and driving America into the ground. You have made your mark in history, as the absolute worst and most hated president of the United States. God have mercy on your soul! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, November 07, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

WTF, Drugstore.com - Liberator BonBon Microsuede Toy Mount, Blueberry. Is life a bowl of cherries or box of chocolates? It's taster's choice when you let the Liberator BonBon's unique "squeeze me" design transform a plain vanilla dildo or vibrator into the ultimate sweet spot confection. Bonbon toy mount has a unique design that accommodates both vibrators and dildos with or without a base. Be self indulgent and self loving; spend an evening alone with BonBon and a movie where no one can interrupt. This perfectly proportioned two toned shape comes dipped in your choice of 8 yummy micro suede colors. Washable cover and liner are easy to remove and replace whenever temptation arises. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, November 02, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

UK: Snowden reporter's partner involved in 'espionage' and 'terrorism'. "We assess that Miranda is knowingly carrying material the release of which would endanger people's lives," the document continued. "Additionally 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..." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Pregnant And Arrested For Refusing To To On Prescription Drugs Beltran admitted a past struggle with the painkiller Percocet. She had been taking Suboxone, a drug used to treat Percocet dependency. She had taken her last dose a few days before her prenatal visit. A Physician’s Assistant recommended she renew her use of Suboxone under a doctor’s supervision. Beltran declined and was asked to take a drug test, which was negative for all substances except Suboxone. Police later arrested her at home, handcuffed her and a Judge sentenced her to 90 days in rehab all for telling her "doctor" what her health status was. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Is U.S. Going To War With Syria Over A Natural Gas Pipeline? Why has the little nation of Qatar spent 3 billion dollars to support the rebels in Syria? Could it be because Qatar is the largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world and Assad won't let them build a natural gas pipeline through Syria? Of course. Qatar wants to install a puppet regime in Syria that will allow them to build a pipeline which will enable them to sell lots and lots of natural gas to Europe. Why is Saudi Arabia spending huge amounts of money to help the rebels and why has Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan been "jetting from covert command centers near the Syrian front lines to the ÉlysĂ©e Palace in Paris and the Kremlin in Moscow, seeking to undermine the Assad regime"? Well, it turns out that Saudi Arabia intends to install their own puppet government in Syria which will allow the Saudis to control the flow of energy through the region. On the other side, Russia very much prefers the Assad regime for a whole bunch of reasons. One of those reasons is that Assad is helping to block the flow of natural gas out of the Persian Gulf into Europe, thus ensuring higher profits for Gazprom. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Peak oil, climate change and pipeline geopolitics driving Syria conflict. The Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline plan is a "direct slap in the face" to Qatar's plans for a countervailing pipeline running from Qatar's North field, contiguous with Iran's South Pars field, through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey, also with a view to supply European markets. The difference is that the pipeline would bypass Russia. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have received covert support from Washington in the funneling of arms to the most virulent Islamist elements of the rebel movement, while Russia and Iran have supplied arms to Assad. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Afghan civilians 'killed in NATO airstrike' - FRANCE 24. At least ten civilians have been killed in a NATO airstrike on a pickup truck carrying women and children in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan provincial officials said Sunday. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Syria: Is it Really a Gas Field War? If we postulate that there's usually an economic motivation behind warfare, since America doesn't need more rocks and sand dunes,, we can see some very curious developments showing around the Leviathan gas fields off the coasts of Cyprus, Israel, Greece (and Lebanon). Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Liars on Parade - YouTube. One NSA lie after another and the people covering it up with more lies. youtube.com Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

US readies possible missile strike against Syria - report — RT News. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is expected to present options for such a strike at a White House meeting on Saturday, CBS News reported on Friday.  US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel suggested Friday naval forces are moving in position closer to Syria in case Obama chooses action. "The Defense Department has a responsibility to provide the president with options for contingencies, and that requires positioning our forces, positioning our assets, to be able to carry out different options — whatever options the president might choose," Hagel said, adding a decision must be made quickly given "there may be another (chemical) attack." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

November 2013 - America's "Power Grid" Scheduled for Nationwide "Drill" - 12160. thousands of utility workers, business executives, National Guard officers, F.B.I. antiterrorism experts and officials from government agencies in the United States, Canada and Mexico are preparing for an emergency drill in November 2013  that will simulate physical attacks and cyberattacks that could take down large sections of the power grid. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Changing IP address to access public website ruled violation of US law ~ News Forage. Kerr, a professor of law at George Washington University and a former trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the US Department of Justice, wrote that Breyer's decision is consistent with his view that "circumventing some kind of technological barrier is required to violate the CFAA." However, Kerr is disappointed that Breyer takes it as a given that changing one's IP address or using a proxy counts as the circumvention of a technological barrier. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Weather control conspiracy theories: scientifically unjustifiable. The two main weather control conspiracy theories revolve around the thought that the United States government controls the weather through a technology called HAARP, as well as airplane-produced "chemtrails." Permanent link to this item in the archive.
5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed. "You have to wonder what is so important in a 50-year-old document," he said. "I've come to the conclusion that they're guarding something big, and that has stiffened my determination." A CIA spokesman, Ned Price, said the agency has complied with the law in releasing documents and the archives center "has all of the Agency's documents and files on the Kennedy assassination. Price didn't comment on the Joannides material specifically, citing Morley's lawsuit. "The classified information contained in the files remains subject to the declassification provisions of the Act," he said. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Theories continue on rapid gold price plunge - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Les Davis says industry remains concerned that the millions of ounces of gold that were dumped on the market and caused the drop was so-called 'paper gold'. Paper gold is the name given to exchange traded funds, ETFs, that are shares issued against physical gold bullion. That bullion should be stored in vaults, but Mr Davis says the numbers don't seem to 'add up'. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

How to Tell if a Cell Phone Is Being Monitored Test your GSM phone (most phones are GSM in the United States, including T-Mobile and Cingular) by positioning it next to speakers when you are not using it. A short-lived buzzing noise often occurs when phones are near speakers and sometimes even when they are not in use; however, a continuous buzzing noise that lasts longer than several seconds is abnormal. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
New U.S. spying revelations coming from Snowden leaks: journalist. Meanwhile, Washington is working through diplomatic channels to persuade governments to stop complaining about the surveillance programs, he said. "The Brazilian government is showing much more anger in public than it is showing in private discussions with the U.S. government," Greenwald told reporters. "All governments are doing this, even in Europe." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, August 05, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Anonymous Web-host shut down, owner arrested; Tor users compromised by Javascript exploit. Users of Tor hidden services report that their copies of "Tor Browser" (a modified, locked-down version of Firefox that uses Tor by default) were infected with malicious Javascript that de-anonymized them, and speculate that this may have originated with with FBI. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Radio's Art Bell returning with Sirius XM show. Art Bell, radio's master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone on Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, July 29, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Snowden's Dad SCHOOLS Obama, Pelosi, and Holder in Open Letter. We submit that Edward J. Snowden's disclosures of dragnet surveillance of Americans under § 215 of the Patriot Act, § 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments, or otherwise were sanctioned by Thoreau's time-honored moral philosophy and justifications for civil disobedience. Since 2005, Mr. Snowden had been employed by the intelligence community. He found himself complicit in secret, indiscriminate spying on millions of innocent citizens contrary to the spirit if not the letter of the First and Fourth Amendments and the transparency indispensable to self-government. Members of Congress entrusted with oversight remained silent or Delphic. Mr. Snowden confronted a choice between civic duty and passivity. He may have recalled the injunction of Martin Luther King, Jr.: "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it." Mr. Snowden chose duty. Your administration vindictively responded with a criminal complaint alleging violations of the Espionage Act. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Supreme Court Rules That Pre-Miranda Silence Can Be Used Against Defendant To Prove Guilt. In a major loss for individual rights vis-a-vis the police, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that prosecutors could use a person's silence against them in court if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
HIGH-RANKING MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL MEMBER MAKES EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATION: 'FAST AND FURIOUS' IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS - ... Brendan Hunt.com / X-Ray Ultra Studios ... A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as "Fast and Furious" isn't what you think it is. It wasn't about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico's powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels. The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel's "logistics coordinator." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

3 more involved in kidney racket arrested. A day after the Dharmapuri police busted a kidney trade racket with the arrest of a tout and a seller, special teams arrested three more touts on Tuesday. A tip-off to Dharmapuri Superintendent of Police Asra Garg led to the busting of the racket. Sources in the special teams, based on the preliminary investigation, said that it was a clear case of exploitation of poverty and unemployment through commercialised organ trade. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
How about we *not* make killer robots: Daniel Suarez at TEDGlobal 2013. "As we migrate lethal decisionmaking from humans to software, we risk not only taking the humanity out of war but also changing our social landscape entirely," says Suarez. "The way humans resolve conflict shapes our social landscape." He spins through a quick history lesson of combat innovations, from the armor worn by a knight on horseback, to gunpowder and the cannon, to the nation-state, by which time leaders were forced both to rely on and share power with the people. Autonomous robotic weapons, he says, are just such a step forward. "But by requiring very few people to go to war, they risk re-centralizing power into very few hands, possibly reversing a five-century trend towards democracy." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, May 27, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Cops Get Search Warrant After Entering Home and Finding Pot Just how stupid are you if you let the cops in when there is a party going on with underage drinking, pot and other drugs? Police requested a search warrant after entering the home to speak with the leaseholder, Daniel Mooney, and noticing a strong odor of marijuana, Shadiack said. "There was alcohol strewn all about the living room and kitchen areas and there was what appeared to be the remnants of marijuana," Shadiack said. "When asked if there was marijuana in the residence (Mooney) was like 'probably.'" Mooney told officers that it was his party to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend and to "restore the shore," Shadiack said. While in the home officers also found three locked fireproof boxes, he added. After obtaining the search warrant, Shadiack said, investigators discovered the boxes contained $200 in cash, at least 50 grams of marijuana packaged to be sold and an undisclosed amount of what authorities believe was powdered ecstasy. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Are 'lone wolf' attacks the new path to terror? - World News. Leiter believes such actions by "lone wolves" are harder to thwart than planned attacks directed by overseas terror organizations whose activities are monitored by intelligence agencies. "These are some of the most difficult attacks to stop," Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Ragebooter: 'Legit' DDoS Service, or Fed Backdoor? — Krebs on Security. On Monday, I profiled asylumbooter.com, one of several increasingly public DDoS-for-hire services posing as Web site "stress testing" services. Today, we'll look at ragebooter.net, yet another attack service except for one secret feature which sets it apart from the competition: According the site's proprietor, ragebooter.net includes a hidden backdoor that lets the FBI monitor customer activity. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

A free press is a vital part of the national interest. - Back in TIME for June 28, 1971. Bureaucrats freely use secret information to suit their own purposes; the U.S. Government almost runs on calculated leaks. Many important state papers, classified as secret, have been passed surreptitiously to favored members of the press. The Yalta Conference papers were one example, the Gaither report on national defense another. Just last week, a Defense Department study on the dovish side was leaked to the Washington Post. It revealed that the multiple warheads on the Soviet SS-9 intercontinental missile lack the accuracy to destroy U.S. ICBMs in a surprise attack. Once they leave Government service, innumerable officials bring out memoirs bristling with once- classified material intended to put the author in the best possible light. No less than any other American institution, the press has a responsibility to consider the national interest when it covers the news. But it is also true that a free press is a vital part of the national interest. This is especially true of the U.S.; unlike Britain's Parliament, Congress does not have an automatic right to question members of the Executive Branch, who wield increasing power over the lives of Americans. Such scrutiny falls to the press, which must be unhindered in its honest endeavor to seek out the truth. This pursuit surely outranks the squeamishness and even the reputations of public officials -- unless it can be proved beyond cavil that the national interest is seriously endangered. And that takes a lot of proving. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Back in TIME for June 28, 1971 - Pentagon Papers "That the liberty of the press may be abused by miscreant purveyors of scandal does not make any the less necessary the immunity of the press from previous restraints in dealing with official misconduct." Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes 1931 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, May 19, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

SWINE FLU MINUTE! Swine flu virus detected in elephant seals off West Coast - Science. The H1N1 virus strain that caused a 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans was detected in northern elephant seals off the coast of central California. Scientists say this is the first time marine mammals have been found to carry the H1N1 flu strain, which originated in pigs. The seals seem to have picked up the virus while at sea, but it's unclear how this happened. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Chinese housewives buy 300 tons of gold - The Tell - MarketWatch. On Thursday, the Shanghai Daily reported on a "Voice of China" radio program that claimed Chinese housewives are propping up gold prices. The program said those women reportedly spent 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) over the past two weeks, buying up 300 tons of gold and helping keep prices steady at around $1,468 an ounce. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
More than 150 Hells Angels, other bikers block road during police showdown on Vancouver Island - 12160. Sgt. Lindsey Houghton states “Seeing a large group of bikers rolling down the highway and through towns can be intimidating for the public and that is their intention — to intimidate,” however it was the police that setup a checkpoint with the intention to intimidate. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, May 06, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Pennsylvania judge sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling teens to prisons - Detroit Crime. In the private prison industry the more time an inmate spends in a facility, the more of a profit is reaped from the state. Ciavearella was a figurehead in a conspiracy in the state of Pennsylvania which saw thousands of young men and women unjustly punished and penalized in the name of corporate profit. According to allgov.com Ciavearella's cases from 2003 - 2008 were reviewed by a special investigative panel and later by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and it was found that upwards of 5,000 young men and women were denied their constitutional rights, and therefore all of their convictions were dismissed and were summarily released. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Friday, May 03, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

FBI Agent From Joint Terrorism Task Force Says Gov't Can Listen TO ALL Digital Communications, Past and Present CLEMENTE: Well, on the national security side of the house, in the federal government, you know, we have assets. There are lots of assets at our disposal throughout the intelligence community and also not just domestically but overseas. Those assets allow us to gain information intelligence on things that we can't use ordinarily in a criminal investigation, but are used for major terrorism investigations or counter intelligence investigations. COSTELLO: You're not talking about voicemail, right? What are you talking about exactly? CLEMENTE: I'm talking about all digital communications are -- there's a way to look at digital communications in the past. I can't go into detail of how that's done or what's done. But I can tell you that no digital communication is secure. So these communications will be found out. The conversation will be known. It is just a question of whether or not Katherine Russell decides to own up to what was said prior to that information being known or after the fact. It will be unfortunate for her if she doesn't own up to it completely and fully because the facts of this case, the fact of her involvement in communication with her husband will be known. COSTELLO: OK, Tim, we got to wrap this up. Thank you very much. Tim Clemente. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Backdoor DNA Database? Task force calls for routine HIV testing for all adults. An influential U.S. panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV testing. The new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed panel of doctors and scientists, now align with longstanding recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing of all adults aged 15 to 65, regardless of their risk. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Clapper Looking For a ScapeGoat? U.S. intelligence chief orders review of Boston Marathon case The nation's top intelligence official has ordered a review of the Boston Marathon bombing case amid questions about whether the U.S. should have known one of the suspects posed a threat. Retired Gen. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, has asked the inspector general who oversees the intelligence community to take a broad look at various agencies' handling of information they received long before the bombing. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, April 29, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Cops Story on Boston Bombing and Car Chase Continues to Fall Apart. After the Cambridge shooting, the suspects carjacked a Mercedes 350 SUV at gunpoint, according to a federal affidavit. Both suspects rode in the SUV to Watertown, the affidavit says. However, photographs obtained by NBC News and eyewitness accounts given to NBC News producers indicate that both a green Honda and black Mercedes SUV were parked at the scene of the Watertown shooting. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Operation Northwoods - False Flag Terror Attacks Operation Northwoods was a series of false flag proposals that originated within the United States government in 1962, but were rejected by the Kennedy administration.[2] The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or other operatives, to commit perceived acts of terrorism in U.S. cities and elsewhere. These acts of terrorism were to be blamed on Cuba in order to create public support for a war against that nation, which had recently become communist under Fidel Castro.[3] One part of Operation Northwoods was to "develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington". Operation Northwoods proposals included hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Providence police say body found in river could be missing former Brown student Sunil Tripathi - Boston.com. Ok why is the FBI helping out on a missing persons case and note the quote says "last month"? "The FBI has been assisting Providence police in the investigation, said Special Agent Greg Comcowich, a spokesman for the FBI's Boston division, last month." Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Body pulled from water may be missing Brown Univ. student Sunil Tripathi - Linked To Bonston Bombing Oh this just gets better and better. After the Boston Marathon bombings, false speculation on social media that Tripathi was one of the bombers caused even more pain for his family, CBS Philadelphia station KYW-TV reported. After the FBI released photos of two suspects, it was speculated online that one of them resembled Tripathi. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Yellowstone's Volcano Bigger Than Thought. Yellowstone's underground volcanic plumbing is 50% bigger and better connected than scientists thought, researchers reported here today Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, April 22, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

The West is Behind the North Caucasus Insurgency. "The West is interested in severing the Caucasus from Russia," Kadyrov told Prokhanov. "The Caucasus is Russia's strategic frontier. If they take away the Caucasus from Russia it's like taking away half of Russia. In their time, the Americans created Bin Laden, taught him the art of terrorism. Now they are blanketing us with groups of foreigners. These are not 'freedom fighters' - these are brilliantly trained terrorists. We are fighting in the mountains with the American and English special services. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Terror in the Caucasus: US sponsored, EU hosted, Turkey channeled - The Corbett Report. Upon closer examination, however, the West has not been involved in merely tacit support of the terrorists in the Caucasus, but in active funding, training and protection of these terrorists. The charge has been made openly by the Chechen president for years now. Indeed, as revealed by FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds in a landmark interview with The Corbett Report last week, the information in the public record only reaffirm what she discovered while translating intercepts and communications for the FBI: that the west has been actively and openly supporting, funding and financing terrorists in the caucasus region for years, and are continuing to do so. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
OIL AND THE BATTLE FOR CHECHNYA - NATO Member State Covert Operations. Chechen sources claim that U.S. intelligence also aided them in their opposition to Russia. Given that U.S. policy in the post-Cold War period has not only been anti-Russian but anti-Iranian, the United States worked closely with Pakistan's predominantly Sunni Inter-Services Intelligence organization. Through ISI, the United States recruited Sunni mujahadeen by staging them in Chechnya to fight in Bosnia and later in Kosovo." Permanent link to this item in the archive.
"Confusion and contradiction": U.S. divert public attention from the reality of Boston - RT "We have no real information from our media. I learned that the brothers, especially the elder, had been associated with rich Turkish people, but we have received no information that would have been associated with Chechens . So this is another great inconsistency in this story, "he added. Also reported that "the U.S. media has been saying that the Chechens are freedom fighters, especially when it came to the relationship with Russia." "The false information released by our press is that since the fall of the Soviet Union, USA has refrained from intervening in the situation between Russia and Chechnya, something false "Edmonds refuted. However, "since the mid-90s, Washington directly or through Turkey has been building, creating, managing, orchestrating not only Chechens, but also other factions in the region of Central Asia and the Caucasus, "said Former FBI official. So, "in fact we are in the business of packaging terrorists and causing terrorism in the region, as we have done over the past decades in the Middle East, "he said. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Following The Saudi Angle -- Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi Terrorist Ties and Obama Administration Avoidance. Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi was injured and hospitalized during the bombing.  Subsequently two high level meetings with his family's interested representatives were conducted by both Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama himself.  Michelle Obama even went to the hospital where Ali Al Harbi was being cared for and paid him a personal visit. But why does he matter? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, April 15, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Comprehensive List Of GMO Products. Note: You can download this pdf file created by the Center for Food Safety that provides guidelines for buying non-GMO foods in your local stores. This tells you what you can eat that is not GMO contaminated. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, April 13, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Child Porn Charges Made Against War College Army Colonel He faces 120 felony counts of child pornography charges and one count of felony criminal use of a communication facility after court documents state more than 10,000 files of suspected child pornography were found on Rice's laptop. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Superintendent Of West Point and Commander of forces in South Korea have misconduct charges upheld Documents obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act show that the Pentagon's inspector general upheld misconduct allegations against two Army lieutenant generals last year: David H. Huntoon Jr., the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and Joseph F. Fil Jr., a former commander in South Korea and Iraq. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
General U.S. Army Africa Command Is Accused Of Spending Hundreds Of Thousands On Personal Luxuries The general is accused of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on hotels, purchases for his family, and unauthorized access to his private plane among other expenses. * $129,000 on an 11-day trip to Washington with his wife and 13 staff where he only had short engagements on the first three days of the trip. The cost covers the hotel and 'other' costs such as transportation. * $10,000 on hotels rooms for himself and staff during a 'refueling stop' in Bermuda on the way to an engagement in Germany. He and his wife stayed in a $750 suite. The bill does not include transport or other costs. * Dinner and a Broadway show—paid for by a government contractor—before meeting Denzel Washington and staying in the five-star Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
General of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti Fired Over Alcohol, Sex Charges. An Army major general with U.S. Africa Command has been relieved of his post in connection with alcohol and sexual misconduct charges, defense officials said Thursday. Officials said Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was fired from his command last Thursday and he was fined a portion of his pay by Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, after an administrative hearing and review. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Multiple guilty verdicts in Bell, Calif., corruption trial; one former councilman cleared - U.S. News. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Edward Miller had told the jury that the Bell 6 had "dreamed up" the salary scheme "solely for the purpose of stealing money from the people of Bell." Defense attorneys had pointed the finger at Rizzo, who faces trial alongside his assistant Angela Spaccia. Lawyers for the Bell 6 had said Rizzo had duped their clients. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sunday, March 03, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Dubai INDOOR Ski Slope Celebrates 12 Days Of Christmas ok does this one strike anyone else as strange? Ski slope in the desert, ok there's the first one and then a nation that by Constitution declares Islam the national religion celebrates the 12 Days Of Christmas. What next, hanukkah? Article 7 of the UAE's Provisional Constitution declares Islam the official state religion of the UAE. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Saturday, March 02, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Texas cop fired for shooting 41 times at suspect, killing him - U.S. News. The department at first said that Tuter opened fire in fear of his life, but dashboard camera video raised concerns after it showed that Tuter had rammed Allen's truck and fired 41 shots after he cornered Allen. Tuter reloaded twice, police said. "He did not deserve the death sentence," said Allen's mother, Stephanie Allen. "Patrick Tuter was not judge and jury, and that's what he made himself out to be." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Monday, February 25, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Justices slap down federal prosecutor for 'deeply disappointing' race remark - U.S. News. The prosecutor, an assistant US attorney in the Western District of Texas, pressed him to explain why he didn't want to be there.  The prosecutor asked, "You've got African-Americans. You've got Hispanics, and you've got a bag full of money.  Does that tell you -- a light bulb doesn't go off in your head and say, 'This is a drug deal?'" Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Big Dairy Petitioning FDA To Allow Aspartame (And Other Artificial Sweeteners) In Dairy Products WITHOUT Labelling. Two powerful dairy organizations, The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to allow aspartame and other artificial sweeteners to be added to milk and other dairy products without a label. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Nicotine may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease - In Mice Now, a new study suggests cigarette smoking may trigger or hasten the development of dementia. The research only involved mice, but the findings offer human tobacco smokers another compelling reason to kick the habit. Permanent link to this item in the archive.
Sugar, salt, fat: How the food industry got us hooked on an 'unholy trinity' It's a $1-trillion industry. I have chapters in the book on the complicity on the part of the Department of Agriculture in promoting increased consumption of both cheese and red meat because of the agency's commitment and mission to help the agricultural industry. Cheese is now the single largest source of saturated fat in the American diet. Our consumption has tripled to as much as 33 pounds a year. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Link to this date in the archive.

Guard gets two years in prison for failing to protect Belarus from teddy bears - World News. A Belarusian border guard was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for failing to report a border crossing by a Swedish plane that parachuted hundreds of teddy bears into the country carrying pro-democracy protest messages. Permanent link to this item in the archive.