Mystery: Bank Of Utah Plane Lands In Iran

By: Friday April 18, 2014 8:46 am

What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN? #p2 #tcot — R.Saddler (@Politics_PR) April 18, 2014 No one seems to have an explanation for why a plane belonging to the Bank of Utah has been spotted in the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran. The US [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/18/2014

By: Friday April 18, 2014 7:40 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * Ukraine Is Not Ordering Its Jews to Register (TNR) * Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU explores sanctions (EU Observer) * Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87 (NY Times) * Dartmouth president calls for end to ‘extreme behavior’ [...]

Pamphlets In East Ukraine Calling For Jews To Register Appears To Be Hoax

By: Friday April 18, 2014 6:49 am

This is the document that John Kerry has just referred to – calling on Jews in Donetsk to register. — Kevin Bishop (@bishopk) April 17, 2014 Yesterday the internet almost had a full scale meltdown over a dubious story that the Ukrainian government had ordered Jews to “register.” Not surprisingly many drew parallels to [...]

Liking A Company On Facebook Could Surrender Your Right To Sue

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 11:42 am

Welcome to more fun in 21st century litigation. Food conglomerate General Mills has implemented some interesting rules regarding digital coupons and social media. If someone downloads a coupon or likes the company on Facebook they may be surrendering their right to sue, instead a consumer must enter arbitration if any disputes arises. When contacted by [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/17/2014

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 8:15 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * The Neocon Money Machine * Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs (AP) * Jimmy Carter comes out against Keystone XL pipeline (WaPo) * Putin Asserts Right to Use Force in Eastern Ukraine (NY Times) * Koch Brothers Net Worth Tops $100 Billion as TV [...]

Kiev’s Military Campaign In East Ukraine Collapses

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 5:30 am

Ukraine army's humiliations pile up as eastern push fizzles via @YahooNews — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) April 17, 2014 The interim government in Kiev’s military operation against “terrorists” in East Ukraine has collapsed. Local people stopped the military convoy and disarmed the soldiers even taking their vehicles and parading them as trophies. The effort [...]

The Neocon Money Machine

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 11:20 am

In 2003 writer Eli Lake declared that the neoconservatives were the “most influential wing in the current administration,” and that those empowered neoconservatives were chiefly responsible for the expedited time table to launch what would become the disastrous Iraq War. A war that would, among other things, bring Barack Obama to power as the American [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/16/2014

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:52 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Carriers Back Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones (Recode) * Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen (CNN) * Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors to boost sales, says whistleblower (The Independent) * New York Drops Unit That Spied on [...]

Bloomberg Plans To Spend $50 Million To Fight NRA

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:42 am

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to take on the National Rifle Association in his first post-office political contest. Bloomberg is pledging to spend $50 million to build a cross-country gun control activist organization. Bloomberg says he plans to use the same tactics he believes the NRA uses. “They say, ‘We don’t care. [...]

Russia Condemns Kiev’s Military Action In East Ukraine As ‘Anti-Constitutional’

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 6:09 am

The crisis in Ukraine is taking some interesting twists and turns. After the interim government in Kiev launched what it called “anti-terrorist” operations in East Ukraine to force out pro-Russian demonstrators, Russian President Vladimir Putin has labeled the moves “anti-constitutional acts” in a phone call with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. So while both sides [...]

Study: US Is An Oligarchy Not Democracy

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 10:57 am

From the department of No Duh, a study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities supports the thesis that the United States of America is not a republic in substance but rather an oligarchy where the rich rule and the majority are irrelevant to policy decisions. Studying policy changes between 1981 and 2002 and comparing the different [...]