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Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy – Peter Beinart – The Atlantic

What I found when I became secretary of state is that so many people in the world—especially young people—they had no memory of the United States liberating Europe and Asia, beating the Nazis, fighting the Cold War and winning, that was just ancient history. They didn’t know the sacrifices that we had made and the […]

Guantanamo Bay Officials Just Figured Out That Olive Oil Is a Terrible Lubricant | VICE News

For years, nurses at Gitmo have offered hunger-striking detainees a choice of lubricants for their nasal passages while they’re being force-fed a liquid nutritional supplement. The lubricant is meant to aid the progress of a tube shoved into their nostrils and snaked down to their stomachs — a painful process that has been widely condemned […]

Snowden: NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos | Ars Technica

In a 17-minute interview with The Guardian filmed at a Moscow hotel and published on Thursday, the NSA whistleblower addressed numerous points, noting that he could “live with” being sent to the US prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also again dismissed any notion that he was a Russian spy or agent—calling those allegations […]

US President supports Israeli ‘genocide’: Fidel Castro

The former Cuban president highlighted statements made by the Obama administration that reiterated its strong support for the Jewish state, which recently fought a 22-day war against the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip.In a foreign policy mission statement on its website, the US administration said its “incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be […]

Hit song ‘La Bestia’ about Mexican death train released by US border agency to deter prospective migrants from making the trip north – Americas – World – The Independent

Pablo Izquierdo, the vice-president of Elevation, told The Independent that the song’s warnings about the dangers of migration would be less effective if its listeners were aware of its links to the US government. “It’s not that we’re trying to deceive people,” he said. “The message itself is the goal, and we don’t want to […]

Holder sees ‘racial animus’ in opposition | TheHill

“We’ve made lots of progress,” he said. “I sit here as the first African-American attorney general, serving the first African-American president of the United States. And that has to show that we have made a great deal of progress.“But there’s still more we have to travel along this road so we get to the place […]

Analysis of Radio Frequency Identification RFID Chip Prevalence in 3 Discrete United States Populations – WIT

Three discrete human populations, defined by geographic location, were assessed for the presence of RFID Chips. Population Midwest MW contained 958 individuals from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Population Northeast NE contained 987 individuals from Maine, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. Population South West SW contained 1,010 individuals from Arizona and Nevada. Volunteers were recruited using […]

Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate – World Socialist Web Site

The CIA surveillance of the activities of the Senate committee—which is charged by law with oversight of the CIA—was such a flagrant violation of the constitutional separation of powers that the panel’s chairman, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, took the extraordinary step of denouncing the agency in an hour-long speech on the Senate floor on […]

NORAD: Fighter jets scrambled after Russian bombers spotted off California | CLG News

Major Beth Smith, of North American Aerospace Defense Command, said that the long-range Russian bombers never officially entered U.S. airspace when two NORAD fighter jets made visual contact with them. The incident occurred about five hours after four Russian bombers and a refueling tanker were seen entering the so-called Air Defense Identification Zone ADIZ, airspace […]

Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet VIDEO — RT USA

US military research agency DARPA says it is homing in on its long-term ambition of producing self-guided bullets, after staging a test in which a sniper was able to shoot at a target at a radically wrong angle, and yet still hit it perfectly.“DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance EXACTO program recently conducted the first successful […]

patheos.com: Holly Hobby Lobby: New Face of American Taliban

In a simple but elegant blog post entitled “Let’s hold up a mirror!” PZ Myers uses Holly’s striking selfie to illustrates the striking similarities between Christian and Islamic extremism, and the romance with religious violence both types of extremists seem to share.Variations of images comparing the two religious extremists are winding their way across social […]

Russia writes off 90% of Cuba’s debt ahead of Putin’s ‘big tour’ to L. America — RT Business

The first payment from Cuba is expected in October, and the money will be transferred to an account of the Russian lender Vnesheconombank opened at the National Bank of Cuba.The agreement was signed into a law on Friday ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Latin America, where Cuba comes the first.Cash-strapped Cuba […]

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