September 2014 Blog Posts (282)

Obama and Pentagon at odds over Guantanamo closure

With his final term in the White House nearly halfway over, United States President Barack Obama remains far from fulfilling his campaign promise of closing down the Pentagon’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The president has made no bones about his intentions to close the infamous military prison since before taking the oath of office in 2009. With nearly 150 individuals still detained at the facility,…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Pentagon sends counterinsurgency military experts to Ukraine

The Pentagon has supplied at least eight counterinsurgency and military-planning experts to Kiev to help Western-backed Ukrainian forces engaged in tense conflict with Russian-speaking populations in the east.

The US military staff will be split into two units. One team will help Ukraine with planning tactics, techniques, and other procedures, while gathering information on needs of Kiev security forces, Pentagon…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Obama skipped most of his daily intelligence briefings - Government Accountability Institute

US President Barack Obama has attended only 42 percent of his daily intelligence briefings since assuming office more than five and a half years ago, according to a new study.

The Government Accountability Institute, a watchdog non-profit organization, calculated the number of times Obama…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Hello? Why Is No One In Jail For Blowing MH17 Out Of The Sky??

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Cops May Ask Congress To Force Phone Manufacturers To Provide Backdoor Access To Your Data

Only Congress Can Crack Apple's Spy-Proof IPhones…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

US shale (oil from fracking) surge sinks demand for Saudi petrol

US liquefied petroleum output is set to overhaul Saudi Arabia in September or October, for the first time since 1991. In terms of crude oil production, the US is still in third, with Russia in the lead.

US production of liquid petroleum reached 11.5 million barrels per day, on track to outpace Saudi Arabia’s 11.6…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

Wildlife populations decline by over 50% since 1970

The world’s wildlife populations, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, have dropped by more than half in the last 40 years, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) said in its latest report.

“Put another way, in less than two human generations, population sizes of vertebrate species have dropped by half,” Director General of WWF International Marco Lambertini said in a statement. 



The WWF…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

Cost of US-led war against ISIS nears $1-Billion

The US-led military operation against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants has likely so far cost between $780 and $930 million, according to an estimate by Washington-based think tank specializing in defense issues.

The estimate is part of a report attempting to forecast how much the…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 3:50am — No Comments

Turn the Tables>> Stopping Western Aggression in Syria

Tony Cartalucci

Activist Post 



As the US begins 
token…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Senior Federal Judge Beats Wife Then Beats The Rap

Republican Senior Federal Judge, Domestic Abuse Experts Call for Accountability for Wife-Beating U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 30, 2014 at 2:22am — No Comments

CEO of spyware phone app firm indicted on conspiracy charges

The head of a company that sells a spyware application for smartphones has been indicted and arrested for conspiracy and other charges related to surreptitious interception. It is the first time the US Department of Justice has targeted spyware apps.

READ MORE>> Little Spy Corvette: GM’s new…

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Little Spy Corvette>> GM’s new high-tech recorder illegal in many states

General Motors is scrambling to prevent owners of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette from breaking the law with the car’s high-tech recording device. Apparently, the company never got the memo that secret recordings are illegal in many states.

One of the new features of GM’s sports car is a part of the Performance Data Recorder called “Valet Mode.” The high-tech equipment allows ‘Vette owners to secretly record conversations in…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments

‘Nobody is allowed to break up Spain’>> Madrid court suspends Catalonia vote

Spain’s Constitutional Court decided Monday that Catalonia has no right to vote for its independence. The independence referendum planned by Catalonia’s President for this November was unanimously suspended by 12 judges.

READ MORE>>Catalonia president orders independence referendum on…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

California governor vetoes bill requiring warrants for police drones

Despite widely clearing both the state’s Senate and Assembly, California Governor Jerry Brown shot down a bill on Sunday that would have imposed restrictions on when law enforcement agencies can use drones for surveillance.

Brown, a Democrat, said in a statement over the weekend that he was vetoing the drone accountability act that, had it been signed into law, would require police agencies to obtain a warrant before…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Syria to UN>> We stand with anti-ISIS global effort, but what about our sovereignty?

Syria took the stand at the UN on Monday announcing its support for the global struggle against Islamic State (IS) militants and warning of the severe danger the jihadists pose. However Syria has warned that strikes could violate its sovereignty.

“ISIS and Nusra [front] and the rest of the Al-Qaeda affiliates will not be limited within the borders of Syria and Iraq but will spread to every spot that it can reach,…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments

US wants Guantanamo force-feeding hearing to stay secret

Attorneys for the United States government say that an upcoming court hearing concerning the force-feeding practices used on a Guantanamo Bay detainee should be held almost entirely behind closed doors.

The motion, filed by US attorneys on Friday in District Court for the District of Columbia, asks that the preliminary injunction hearing for Gitmo detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab scheduled for early next month be conducted…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments

US, coalition fighter jets bomb grain silos killing civilians in Syria

US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria.

The overnight bombings hit mills and grain storage facilities in Manbij, a militant-held town in northern Syria. Coalition forces possibly mistook the structures for Islamic State…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

US might keep Bagram secret prison detainees even after end of Afghan War

The United States government is committed to concluding its war in Afghanistan at the end of this year, but isn’t too certain about what finally ending that operation will mean for a group of foreign prisoners being held near Kabul.

Journalist Jessica Donati reported for Reuters on Monday this week that…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

EU home affairs chief secretly worked with US to undermine new privacy laws, campaigners claim

by David Meyer

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The allegations are based on an email from early…

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Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 4:38am — No Comments

US Soldier Gets 20 Years For Killing Radical Muslims In Afghan

Thanks for the info>>>> Promoting Common Sense One Person At A…

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Added by Sojourner on September 29, 2014 at 4:32am — No Comments

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