(MSNBC) – During an August 3, 2010 Interview on MSNBC by Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks, and MSNBC contributor) Republican Congressman Mike Rogers, member of Select Intelligence Committee and former FBI special agent called for the Capital Punishment for Private Manning for the crime of treason and also said that we should have executed Daniel Ellsberg the leaker of the Pentagon Papers. – Continue reading →
(WashingtonsBlog) – As William K. Black said a year ago, the government’s entire strategy now – as in the S&L crisis – is to cover up how bad things are (“the entire strategy is to keep people from getting the facts”).
Paul Krugman and others pointed out that Geithner has been trying to artificially prop up asset prices, but that such a strategy cannot succeed.
Alex talks with John Young, webmaster of Cryptome, a website that covers news on freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. The ISP Network Solutions shuttered Young’s site earlier in the week after he posted a document summarizing Microsoft’s dealings with law enforcement agencies. Continue reading →
“Unlike other kinds of debt, student loans can be particularly hard to wriggle out of… ditching a student loan is virtually impossible, especially once a collection agency gets involved. Although lenders may trim payments, getting fees or principals waived seldom happens.”
(TheComingDepression) – Some governments believe that the future of their country lies in a well educated healthy population. With this in mind they make post secondary education free (tax payer subsidized, remember) to all who wishing further education as long as they can pass the academic standards and complete the course in the allotted time frame. Continue reading →
Although ancient Sparta was not without its virtues — among them courage, loyalty, and discipline — it wasn’t a free society in any sense. It was said that Sparta was always either at war or preparing for war, and those preparations began at the earliest possible age. Continue reading →
Since its inception in American homes in the late 1930’s, television has essentially given America it’s culture. Today, television watching is the most popular leisure activity as more and more people are choosing the fantasy world of TV over engaging with others in real communication and experiences. Continue reading →
(SeattleTimes) – Swine flu could infect half the U.S. population this fall and winter, hospitalizing up to 1.8 million people and causing as many as 90,000 deaths — more than double the number that occur in an average flu season, according to an estimate from a presidential panel released Monday. Continue reading →
(Reuters) – Doctors are reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs, causing severe illness in otherwise healthy young people and requiring expensive hospital treatment, the World Health Organisation said Friday. Continue reading →
(WPost) – Government health officials are mobilizing to launch a massive swine flu vaccination campaign this fall that is unprecedented in its scope — and in the potential for complications. Continue reading →
PALMER, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s reports of how to mitigate potential civil uprisings and disasters have sections dealing with the mass relocation and confinement of citizen populations: except in Palmer, a city 20 miles south of Dallas.
(NaturalNews) – The U.S. government is about to unleash a sweeping new vaccination program that claims to protect people from swine flu. The vaccines, which are of course completely useless against any mutated strain of the H1N1 influenza virus, are nevertheless quite useful at suppressing the immune function of those who receive them. Continue reading →
(Telegraph) – Britain would have been divided into 12 regions governed by Cabinet ministers in the wake of a nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union, according to a secret War Book released for the first time. Continue reading →
(Yahoo) – The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to drastically curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people. Continue reading →