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[Diarist's Notes: [http://wolfstreet.com/author/wolf-richter/ Wolf Richter] has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his blog's posts in their entirety for the benefit of the ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 151 comments on Fri Dec 26, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST with 195 Recommends
This started out as a comment but since it is long... and I do have a lot to say about this... I guess I'll add it as a post. Why is no one talking about this? Are Americans that short-attention ...
by madbaglady
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 08:56 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This is not a gbcw diary to the dkos community. It might be a gbcw diary to the country i was born and grew up in, though, because I no longer recognize it. I'm not holding on to a Norman Rockwell ...
by bisleybum
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 04:53 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The UN has requested that the NSA hand over intelligence intercepts from 1961 that could solve the mystery of what brought down the plane of UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld, killing all 16 ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 02:27 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Very disturbing evidence, both circumstantial as well as potentially damning, coming out of Chicago. Activists in Chicago say that the police have been using "Stingray" technology to listen in on ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM PST with 50 Recommends
This is a big deal. The single largest religious gathering on the planet is going off in January, in Iraq, and with ISIS kicked to the curb. You may have missed the diary, here, in November ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 05:01 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I'm wondering if it has ever occurred to any of my dashing bright liberal friends of formidable intelligence to make a career choice in law enforcement? or perhaps they'd rather enter the field of ...
by ruby red shoes
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 08:48 PM PST with 19 Recommends
The best chance at ending the bulk collection of phone record metadata by the National Security Agency from pretty much every American has died in the Senate. That's despite having a strong ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 10:36 AM PST with 19 Recommends
“The true heir to Osama bin Laden (is) ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi... a ruthless battlefield tactician... shrewd strategist...." -- David Ignatius , pumping Perpetual War for the Washington ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM PST with 12 Recommends
In the Age of Twit here's ISIS: “I can report to the Muslims that Amir Al-Momineen Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Hafid hu'allah is alive and well.” That pretty much let you know he's dead. Then ISIS ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 54 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 05:55 AM PST with 11 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here .  Let me tell you my modest post-9/11 dream.� One morning, I'll wake up ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 07:26 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Are we intentionally raising a generation that will be fully acclimated to total state surveillance by the time they graduate from middle school? Or can we wait for them to at least complete high ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 96 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 01:30 PM PST with 66 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here .  [ Note for TomDispatch Readers: Call me moved. I recently went to the ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 56 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 07:19 AM PDT with 83 Recommends
Glenn Greenwald gives a brilliant TED talk called " Why Privacy Matters ." In it he talks about privacy and freedom, and explains why the argument that "if you've done nothing wrong you have nothing ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2014 at 03:59 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Twitter is suing the federal ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 02:46 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
It's not like a dog couldn't do a better job. After all, the City of Oakland can't manage its ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 07:22 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Nationwide addictions. Nationwide delusions. Nationwide desecration and self-destruction. America hasn't hit bottom yet, but we can damn well see it from here. Because of her special specialness, ...
by JusticeSeeker68
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Much of the discussion of police militarization has centered on the Department of Defense's 1033 program , through which it "donates" military equipment, including combat vehicles and weaponry, to ...
by wesmorgan1
Comment Count 42 comments on Sat Sep 13, 2014 at 06:04 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
Tech companies have taken a lot of heat for their cooperation with the National Security Agency's (NSA) broad mass surveillance programs, particularly PRISM . Recently released Foreign ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 56 comments on Fri Sep 12, 2014 at 06:26 AM PDT with 112 Recommends
Tuesday the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City heard oral arguments in ACLU v. Clapper, in which the ACLU challenged the National Security Agency’s (NSA) phone records surveillance ...
by Thomas Twinnings
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 02:35 PM PDT with 6 Recommends