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May 22 15:37

State censorship: Tory minister slams Home Sec’s plan to sanitize UK TV shows

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of trying to introduce state censorship of TV broadcasters by a senior Conservative minister in a leaked letter.

Former Culture Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron in March to express his opposition to May’s proposal to give British broadcast regulator Ofcom new censorship powers.

May 22 15:24

A Flock of Black Swans in June?

May 22 15:23

Citing Bin Laden raid, US Special Forces testing DNA scanners for ‘juicy missions’

Officials at US Special Operations Command said they were testing rapid DNA scanners for use in sensitive overseas missions, citing DNA identification of Osama Bin Laden in the 2011 raid as a model for future targeted operations.

May 22 15:23

Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report

A US District Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that sought the release of the full Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on torture by the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as an internal CIA report commonly referred to as the Panetta Review.

May 22 15:20

Israel’s new government 'partly ridiculous, partly terrifying'

Uri Avnery vividly describes the calamity freely chosen by the Israeli Jewish people: the most ultra-right-wing, openly expansionist, anti-democratic, anti-free speech and bigoted government ever elected in Israel.

May 22 15:08

Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle

At least one small slice of the American public looks forward to the non-stop, sleazy political advertisements set to inundate viewers during the 2016 elections: media executives and their investors.

May 22 14:53

Why One of the Wealthiest Countries in the World Is Failing to Feed Its People

On May 8 2015 I awoke to discover that not only were we not looking forward to a new coalition government in the UK, but that the overall collapse of the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party had given the Conservative government a mandate. At an individual level I’m likely to see some benefits from the strong neo-liberalism that underpins this government’s ideology, but I’m concerned about a further deepening of the division between those who have and those who have not.

May 22 14:52

Why Is Bird Flu Hitting Millions of CAFO Birds but Sparing Backyard Flocks?

Bird flu is hitting an unprecedented number of CAFO lot chickens right now, but the situation is being reported in the mainstream media as a mystery. Why are backyard flocks escaping the virulent bird flu that’s wiping out millions of caged birds in biosecure metal buildings? Is it because birds raised in fresh air and sunshine are more capable of fighting off viruses? If that was true then why are the wild waterfowl: ducks and geese, etc., catching the deadly flu? Or maybe they’re not. Something is just not adding up here…

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May 22 14:48

WHAT? You Mean Hillary KNEW Al Qaeda Carried out the Benghazi Attack and LIED to Us About It? No Way

In short, Clinton personally knew that attack by Al Qaeda that ended in the gruesome deaths of four Americans to basically cover up an international Fast and Furious was not because of some stupid Youtube video — but she stood up and lied to the entire nation with a ridiculous, barely believable cover story anyway and with a straight face.

But HEY! Let’s make her president! She’s a big fat liar, seems she’s pretty qualified for the job.

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May 22 14:47

AND?! DOJ: FBI Used Patriot Act to Obtain ‘Large Collections’ of Data on Americans

Are we getting numb to headlines like this one yet? The shock of this headline left us speechless (sarcasm)! Who doesn’t know this by now? Thanks DOJ for that astonishing conclusion that everyone else in America had already been made aware of at least a dozen times over since the Snowden revelations.

Are they going to actually do something about it then?? If not, they are wasting our time.

Either they cannot keep up the pretense and lies that they aren’t spying on us or it’s much worse than we thought. (Pick #2! Pick #2!)

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May 22 14:37

The Big Banks Are Corrupt – And Getting Worse

The Justice Department’s latest settlement with felonious big banks was announced this week, but the repercussions were limited to a few headlines and some scattered protestations.

May 22 14:26

They Say “Peace” But Really, It’s War

They say “may peace prevail on earth”, but every night, there are fires burning in the terrible slums of Nairobi, Jakarta, Guatemala City and Mumbai.

May 22 14:18

Body Cameras Are Not Pointed at the Police; They're Pointed at You

Something unusual happened during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday - the committee reached a consensus, at least informally. Although they admitted that there is no "silver bullet" for restoring the public's faith in law enforcement in the wake of several high-profile cases involving killer cops, lawmakers from both parties, along with every witness called in to testify, agreed that police officers across the country should wear body cameras.

May 22 14:17

UK cabinet clash in censor row

Former culture secretary Sajid Javid has publicly condemned Home Secretary Theresa May’s plans to censor British broadcasting in order to combat extremism.

May 22 14:16

US national security empire functions on secrecy: Analyst

A political commentator believes the United States government operates under a veil of “secrecy” and “manipulation” on the pretext of national security concerns.