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Iraq's Ghost Army (tags)

Iraq

Mission Accomplished, Says Snowden (tags)

NSA

Washington Abuses Indian Diplomat (tags)

police state

Massive Pentagon Waste, Fraud and Grand Theft (tags)

Pentagon

Merkel in NSA's Crosshairs (tags)

NSA

Obamacare Compromises Privacy (tags)

health

NSA Conspires with Israel Against Americans (tags)

NSA

America's Intelligence Budget Black Hole (tags)

spying

America's Surveillance Society (tags)

police state

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)

It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below.

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)

police state

CIA Calls Israel Main US Regional Spy Threat (tags)

Israel

Six Proposals for Helping the 99% (tags)

Solidarity, social justice and sharing open doors while tax cuts for the super-rich only lead to exploding inequality. double standards and cynicism. Access could replace excess. The empire could be superseded by the republic.

The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction (tags)

economy

Obama Plans Gutting Regulations for Corporate Favorites (tags)

deregulation

Systemic Injustice Against Sundiata Acoli (tags)

repression

America Replicating Japan (tags)

stagnation here like Japan

David Ray Griffin v. Cass Sunstein (tags)

Griffin deconstructs Sunstein

Federal Protective Service Building Security Agency's Workforce Plan Questioned (tags)

The Federal Protective Service agency has an annual budget of roughly $1 billion, and employs 1,225 full-time workers and 15,000 contract security guards at more than 2,300 federal facilities nationwide

Use of Private Federal Contract Security Guards at Gov Buildings Comes Under Scrutiny. (tags)

Federal Contract Guards of America FCGOA disagrees. The problem is not that these contract guards need to be federalized, the problem is better training". "There really are no federal standards for security guards," said James. "These individuals should be trained at the federal level since they are the first line of defense against a terrorist attack, just like federal police officers," he said.

Selling Out America to Wall Street (tags)

pillaging American wealth

Targeting Muslim Charities in America (tags)

the face of a police state

Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories (tags)

Project Censored's fabulous new book.

U.S. ICE and Homeland Security Officials Lacking Accountability (tags)

Time to recall Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona

UNITED STATES TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP. (tags)

URGENT ACTION ALERT! Condemned by health and environmental groups across the country, GNEP means foreign nuclear waste imported and "reprocessed" in the USA. This is a national issue! We need a big national outcry!!! Washington, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, and all our sister states! With Cold War nuclear sites thirty years behind on clean-up, the US must not import more foreign nuclear waste!

The End of Prosperity (tags)

The wages of sin have come due.

The Fleecing of America (tags)

Public and private looting.

How Corrupt is the US? (tags)

Corruption has become a cancerous disease of US society. No end or even weakening of the lies and deception is in sight. In the politics of the nation, corruption scandals have long reached the center of power.

Exposing Bush Administration Corruption (tags)

corruption goes right to the top.

Homeland Security dumping its highly praised “virtual fence” (tags)

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff officially accepted the supposedly completed fence from The Boeing Company just two months ago.

Message from Ramón Labañino, Cuban Five (tags)

Ramón is in lockdown since December 11 and for that reason he has not been able to send all the letters and salutations for the new year to his friends around the world...

More Lost Weapons in Iraq (tags)

By all accounts, the businessman, Kassim al-Saffar, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, did well at distributing the Pentagon-supplied weapons from the Baghdad Police Academy armory he managed for a military contractor. But, co-workers say, he also turned the armory into his own private arms bazaar with the seeming approval of some American officials and executives, selling AK-47 assault rifles, Glock pistols and heavy machine guns to anyone with cash in hand — Iraqi militias, South African security guards and even American contractors. “This was the craziest thing in the world,” said John Tisdale, a retired Air Force master sergeant who managed an adjacent warehouse. “They were taking weapons away by the truckload.”

Iraqi guns: Smugglers and bunglers (tags)

With Iraq sliding into civil war amid repeated reports detailing the large-scale loss of US-provided weaponry, questions arise regarding the Pentagon's alleged relationship with international gun runners.

NORAD: From mountain to volcano? Sources say a risky situation is only growing more so (tags)

"In the faster, quicker, cheaper mode of operations, NorthCom is just bypassing [Air Force] test squadrons because they are too stringent and require too much documentation, and, if it doesn't work, they will tell the world," the source said. "NorthCom has set up the fox, Lockheed Martin, to test the henhouse door and certify it works."

The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)

Part II of how American workers are losing out.

Senator Feinstein's Iraq Conflict (tags)

As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms

Lawmakers and Census officials spar over the benefits of a Web-based survey (tags)

Coburn agreed with the subcommittee’s chairman, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Government Accountability Office officials and Lockheed Martin officials who said there is still time to include the Internet as an option for filling out the 2010 census survey.

190 000 weapons missing in Iraq (tags)

Since 2004 the military "has not consistently collected supporting records confirming the dates the equipment was received, the quantities of equipment delivered, or the Iraqi units receiving the items", the report said.

A 21st-century head count (tags)

The Census Bureau prepares to conduct a decennial census like no other it has performed in its 220-year history

The Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles (tags)

Scenes and public commentary from the MTA's public hearing on the recent fare hike, as well as general commentary on the event and a discussion as to what prevents Los Angeles from creating the mass transit system it direly needs.

Audit says FEMA squandering STILL Katrina aid (tags)

One year after Katrina, the government is still squandering tens of millions of dollars in wasted disaster aid, including $17 million in bogus rental payments to people who had already received free trailers and apartments

Cops kill street preacher for shouting "I want Jesus" (tags)

A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and died.

Paul Krugman on Medicare D (tags)

The Bush administration turns out to be the reverse Midas, everything it gets its hands on from reconstruction of New Orleans to drug reform turns to crud.

COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)

Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels

U.S. Government Report confirms Key 2004 Stolen Election Findings (tags)

As a legal noose appears to be tightening around the Bush/Cheney/Rove inner circle, a shocking government report shows the floor under the legitimacy of their alleged election to the White House is crumbling.

GAO Report CONFIRMS Stolen 2004 Presidential Election (tags)

The latest critical confirmation of key indicators that the election of 2004 was stolen comes in an extremely powerful, penetrating report from the Government Accountability Office that has gotten virtually no mainstream media coverage. The GAO findings are particularly damning when set in the context of an election run in Ohio by a Secretary of State simultaneously working as co-chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign. Far from what election theft skeptics have long asserted, the GAO findings confirm that the electronic network on which 800,000 Ohio votes were cast was vulnerable enough to allow a a tiny handful of operatives -- or less -- to turn the whole vote count using personal computers operating on relatively simple software.

Lawmakers seek to crack down on illegal immigrants (tags)

See what your behavior has brought? And this is just the beginning.

Shadowy Lobbyists (tags)

by Admin. (No verified email address) 24 Apr 2005 Here's a decent article I came across in the Reader.

Bush sending propaganda to local news (tags)

This is an article from the NYC IMC by FreePress.net: Stop the propaganda sent by the Bush administration to your local news channels!

The Social Security Distraction Game (tags)

Left, Right, Center - not the real solution, just a distraction so they can continue pushing their real agenda - imperialism.

Scandal: Did Expatriate & SoldierVote COUNT? (tags)

U.S. CitiZeNs; ON The FrontLines Of Int. Relations- DID Expat. & SoldierVote get Left Behind? A Pivotal, Hotly contested 'election of a lifetime' spurring Worldwide interest saw OverSeas Voters registration increase fourfold as these Americans are the Country's spokespeople, and best face forward. Recalcitrant insistence on conflict creating perpetual war, was on the table for We Decide, you saw the BillBoards reminding US whose Will was to be measured- The People's! RiP van Winkle Voters came out of the woodwork, contributing herculean volunteer efforts & enthusiasm were unprecendented and encouraging. NEVER in U.S. Presidential politics have MASSIVE crowds shown up to endorse an incumbent. But to throw out, Reject malfeasence and Get Rid of incompetence! The 51st state, as American's abroad were called because of it's swing potential, an estimated 4million civilians and 500,000 military, of course many in dubious, difficult, dangerous and DeaDly situations, it's numbers giving it an impact larger than the 24 smallest states. Participation was cool this time, many expressing eager desire to voice their vote. Also though, a haunting anxiety that the systemic flaws characteristic of confusing procedures and snafus investigated by the GAO in previous efforts at smooth and fair election process run by a mosaic of federal & state agencies would DisCount NOT AcCount accurately the absentee Vote. Expatriates tend heavily liberal, outnumber military significantly and the soldiers especially rank and file were said to be more mixed, varied not so monolothic, or predictable as usually seen said veterans of multiple elections. However, the pentagon, which for some reason took over from the state department, the handling of ballots, was criticized for registration websites not working, unequal mishandling of the CivilianVote, absentee ballots mailed late in 8 of 15 swing states, ballots hard to get, too many hoops to jump through and doubts whether they would get back in time, count and be honored fairly as a private firm owned by a republican donor and of the reelection team, was handling ballots historically counted at local levels. Typically 8% of absentee votes are discarded, with Bush possibly winning the popular vote by 2-3%, HOW assured at Legit can we be? when you also ADD the percents lost of provisionals thrown out, the undervotes thrown out, unequal distribution of election hardware, not random in the stunting of turnout toward one of the choices, including GAINS from unreal certification of results with more votes than voters, when the long lines were in the democratic precints!. Registration going up, up, UP Machines going DOWN, down, down, DOH! What level of fraud is sufficient to BeSmirch Confidence? Reports below abound of systemic pre-election suppression and NOW BlackOut and silence of OverSeas results are Signs of a Sinister Scandal. These OverSeas American's are ambassadors, this vote should not be treated cavalierly but be traceable, honored and COUNTED, foreigners, frontlines in someone elses HomeLand, they REALLY understand Vote or Die. I asked my roomate for a historical quote which could speak to this unseemly realization, scenario we've allowed to happen? She said there is NONE, because it has never happened before. So I say, an UNprecendented, UNheard of, UNfair, UNacceptable, UNnatural Results can only be Remedied, Adjudicated, Balanced by SomeThing that hasn't happened before a NewVote to Ameliorate this WaterShed MoMent! POST AS COMMENTS WHAT YOU'VE HEARD, FOUND OUT, RESEARCHED ON THE ACCURACY & VALIDITY OF OVERSEAS VOTE COUNTS. NO SoldiersVote Left Behind.

Rep. David Wu on Voting Irregularities (tags)

This letter was sent by Rep. Wu (D, Ore) on December 23, 2004.

GAO to Conduct Investigation of 2004 Election Irregularities (tags)

On its own authority, the GAO will examine the security and accuracy of voting technologies, distribution and allocation of voting machines, and counting of provisional ballots.

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