Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by Salon.com
by Glenn Greenwald
Blue Dog Rep. Jane Harman -- once the most vigorous Democratic cheerleader of Bush's NSA warrantless eavesdropping program -- is rip-roarin' angry today. Apparently, her private conversations were eavesdropped on by the U.S. Government! This is a grave outrage that, as she told Andrea Mitchell just moments ago, demands a… Continue
If there was any question about how the Obama administration would get behind agricultural biotechnology, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is removing any doubt. In fact, he says he’s going to do a better job than the Bush administration.
Just back from the G8 summit in Italy, Vilsack pledged today to bring a “more… Continue
Added by C on April 22, 2009 at 12:25pm —
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a three-phase plan to expedite development of key standards for a Smart Grid, a nationwide network that uses information technology to deliver electricity efficiently, reliably and securely.
Smart Grid is a key component of the Obama Administration’s commitment to moving the nation toward energy independence, and funding to spur the development process was included in the recently passed American Recovery and… Continue
Added by C on April 22, 2009 at 12:08pm —
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D- Md.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) will be among the senior officials dedicating the new U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s (IARPA) building on Monday, April 27, at the University of Maryland’s M-Square – the state’s largest research park. http://www.iarpa.gov/index.html
The Most Liberal Court in the land finally says something that makes sense (Sorta)
Excerpts of the 9th Circuit ruling follow:
To summarize, our task is to determine whether the right to keep and bear arms ranks as fundamental, meaning "necessary to an Anglo-American regime of ordered liberty." Duncan, 391 U.S. at 149 n.14 (emphasis added). If it does, then the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates it. This… Continue
Unresolved debate in DOJ memos: Does torture work?
By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press Writer – Tue Apr 21, 5:50 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Interrogators have centuries of experience extracting information from the unwilling. Medieval inquisitors hanged heretics from ceilings. Salem magistrates used fire to elicit witchcraft confessions. And CIA officers… Continue
What happened to the people's voice? How many people out there still care about the future of this country?
What happened to the original 13th amendment that states: Attorneys cannot hold a position in the federal government?
Our us constitition has been taken away from us. If you believe we have rights or freedom in this country, educate yourself!
Added by Kevin on April 20, 2009 at 5:08pm —
Lawmakers forge alternative to cap-and-trade proposal
By Les Blumenthal, McClatchy Newspapers Les Blumenthal, Mcclatchy Newspapers – Sun Apr 19, 6:00 am ET
WASHINGTON — A growing number of lawmakers who are deeply involved in the effort to reduce greenhouse gases and global warming are beginning to question "cap-and-trade," the current hot-button solution to the problem.
goes around the world
Big money underground
Big money got a mighty voice
Big money make no sound
Big money pull a million strings
Big money hold the prize
Big money weave a mighty web
Big money draw the flies
Sometimes pushing people around
Sometimes pulling out the rug
Sometimes pushing all the buttons
Sometimes pulling out the plug
Its the power and the glory
Its a war in… Continue
Added by fireguy on April 19, 2009 at 10:28pm —
A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.
Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations… Continue
Added by Hanen on April 18, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Hmm. Obama’s Department of Homeland Security is keeping an eye on the threat from “left wing extremists,” in addition to “right wing” ones, according to an internal DHS threat assessment I’ve just obtained.
In other words, the entire civil population are targets for "evaluation" by the borg.