Added by Farida Magdalena Gillot on August 5, 2009 at 6:00am —
BoingBoing Posted by Cory Doctorow, August 2, 2009
James Grimmelman sez:
"The Associated Press -- which thinks you owe it a license fee if you quote more than four words from one of its articles -- doesn't even care if the words actually came from its article. They'll charge you anyway, even if you're quoting from the public domain.
I picked a random AP article and went to their "reuse options" site. Then, when they… Continue
Added by Marklar on August 5, 2009 at 2:31am —
Ohio Election Fraud
received this statement from attorney Cliff Arnebeck:
You recently published on your web site a press release from Paddy Shaffer containing various assertions against counsel for the plaintiffs in the King Lincoln case. Paddy's group apparently felt this might be helpful to their effort to persuade the US District Court to change its decision denying their motion to intervene in our case.… Continue
Added by truth on August 4, 2009 at 11:04pm —
Added by leilei on August 4, 2009 at 9:48pm —
Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder
By Jeremy Scahill August 4, 2009
A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company's owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were… Continue
Added by truth on August 4, 2009 at 7:56pm —
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A poster depicting President Barack Obama as Heath Ledger's "Joker" character from "The Dark Knight" has sparked controversy after it appeared on the streets of Los Angeles.
By Toby Harnden in Washington
Published: 6:37PM BST 04 Aug 2009
The poster shows the US president with white face paint, dark eye shadow and smudged red lipstick above the caption "socialism", in an apparent attack on the US president's efforts to reform health care and stimulus… Continue
Added by Tara on August 4, 2009 at 6:24pm —
A third man has died of pneumonic plague in north-western China where a town of more than 10,000 people has been sealed off, officials say.
The 64-year-old man was a neighbour of the first two people to die from the plague in Ziketan in Qinghai Province.
Police have set up checkpoints around Ziketan, as medics are… Continue
Added by Tara on August 4, 2009 at 11:15am —
Added by truth on August 4, 2009 at 9:39am —
Wired Danger Room
The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately.
“These internet sites in general are a proven haven for malicious actors and content and are particularly high risk due to information exposure, user generated content… Continue
Added by Maasanova on August 4, 2009 at 2:00am —
Exercise to simulate flu pandemic
By Mike Wynn
August 3, 2009
It will start with a few scattered cases. But as people shake hands or cough without covering their mouths, it could spread to thousands of victims within a matter of days.
Businesses may have to close, Clark Regional Medical Center could become overrun, and grocery stores might run short on supplies.
That’s the scenario public… Continue
Added by truth on August 3, 2009 at 11:35pm —
Posted by: Eric Auchard
The resignation of Google CEO Eric Schmidt from Apple’s board should come as no surprise to anyone with an inkling of what corporate governance means.
But then Silicon Valley’s idea of corporate boards has long consisted of cozy, interlocking directorships which would be considered collusion in most other industries.
Google’s CEO is not leaving Apple’s board voluntarily. He is only stepping down in response to the increased government… Continue
Added by Tara on August 3, 2009 at 6:41pm —
According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall.
This is a ridiculous assumption for many reasons, not to mention extremely high risk.
In Australia, where the winter season has begun, Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon is reassuring parents the swine flu is no more dangerous… Continue
Added by Jeff on August 3, 2009 at 3:18pm —
HR 3396: The Congressional Responsibility and Accountability Act
. This bill prohibits regulations promulgated from regulatory agencies from going into effect unless passed into law by Congress in the way in which the Constitution designates. Under Article I of the Constitution, the Congress of the United States, our elected representatives, are the ones given the exclusive power to make laws. In violation of the non-delegation doctrine, about 90% of all law created by the… Continue
Added by 7R33SandR0P3S on August 3, 2009 at 2:36pm —
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By Allan Uthman
, Buffalo Beast.
Posted August 3, 2009.
Would we really need debate on the torture question if we discussed the numerous acts of sodomy instead of the nuances of waterboarding?
"Yasser tearfully described that when he reached the top of the steps 'the party began. … They started to put the [muzzle] of the rifle [and] the wood from… Continue
Added by Marklar on August 3, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Why is the world suffering from the machinations of the internationalist mafia? What has happened to us that has allowed these inhuman monsters to gain such power over our lives? It seems that not many years ago, although intrigue was afoot, the world at large was for all practical purposes immune to the drive towards the global gulag. So what happened to weaken our… Continue
Added by Rufus on August 3, 2009 at 11:35am —
Counter power is an idea which has periodically been discussed by those who are opposed to the current plutocratic system. The system continues for all the discussion, and grows stronger. This doesn't have to be so. Just as it is possible to break free from the mind control of the establishment and commercial media, it is possible to break free from…
Added by Rufus on August 3, 2009 at 11:30am —
By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin's dairy industry, still thousands of farms strong, is awash in trouble.
The average dairy farm in the state is losing about $100 per cow each month, according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
With more than 1.25 million cows in the state, it means the industry is losing about $4 million a day.
That's largely because farmers, who received about $20 for every hundred pounds of milk they produced… Continue
Added by Tara on August 3, 2009 at 11:23am —
I'm sitting in the back of the classroom on the final day of the YAL National Convention, and I couldn't wait any longer to get this YouTube video out to you.
Yesterday, YAL Events Director, Trevor Leach, and our top youth activists demonstrated on the Washington, DC, National Mall to collect petitions in opposition of Obama's government takeover of health-care.
It wasn't long until a SWAT team in an armored truck threatened Trevor and our youth activists declaring, "There… Continue
Added by Localtarian on August 2, 2009 at 9:03pm —