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Leading US Jewish Publication Questions Netanyahu’s Grasp On Reality

By: Friday October 31, 2014 11:00 am

Haaretz Daily Cartoon – 30/10/14 http://t.co/ueOAVVKkc3 pic.twitter.com/xWXJ5OgQL6 — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) October 30, 2014 The bitter back and forth between Israeli and US officials in the Obama Administration that spilled out into the open earlier this week has taken another twisted turn. After The Atlantic reported that a Senior Obama Administration official called Israeli Prime Minister [...]

Amazon-CIA Partnership Critics Launch Ad Campaign, Includes Billboard In Front Of Amazon HQ

By: Friday October 31, 2014 7:48 am

  Amazon’s $600 million contract with the CIA related to cloud computing services has caused alarm throughout the civil liberties community. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed raising concern that the CIA could be using its access to Amazon’s massive data to conduct intelligence work rather than simply storing data. In light [...]

Richard Berman Secretly Recorded Telling Fossil Fuel Industry To Wage ‘Endless War’ On Critics

By: Friday October 31, 2014 5:43 am

(Part of  Berman’s “Big Green Radicals” Ad Campaign) Richard Berman, a lobbyist nicknamed “Dr. Evil”, has made a career out of trying to thwart labor, public health and environmental groups. His specialty is known as “astroturfing”, a tactic he pioneered and has been paid to do from a good slice of Corporate America. Berman sets [...]

Pentagon Overpaid Supplier With Exclusive Contract By As Much As 85%

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 11:02 am

In honor of tomorrow being Halloween here is another horror story from the black hole of Pentagon financing. According to a report by Department of Defense’s Inspector General, the Defense Logistics Agency exceeded their prices targets by as much as 85% when servicing a contract from a vendor who had exclusive rights to provide replacement [...]

Wall Street Banks Already Breaking Law Again, Violating Settlements With Prosecutors

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 8:00 am

Brace yourself for an epic shock – Wall Street is breaking the law again. After a couple of years of questionable compliance with legal settlements the banksters are now straight up violating the terms of the deals prosecutors and regulators struck as an alternative to criminal charges. Apparently, as has been argued by everyone not [...]

Israeli Official Hits Back At US After “Chickenshit” Comment, Sweden Recognizes Palestine As State

By: Thursday October 30, 2014 5:48 am

Haaretz Daily Cartoon – 30/10/14 http://t.co/ueOAVVKkc3 pic.twitter.com/xWXJ5OgQL6 — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) October 30, 2014 So much for cooler heads prevailing. In response to a story where an anonymous Obama Administration official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “chickenshit”, an Israeli official has gone on the record to trash the United States under President Obama. Moshe Feiglin, [...]

Daily Beast Misses The Mark On History Of Cory Booker Opposition

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 11:03 am

With rumors swirling around Trenton and beyond that the hammer of a federal indictment is set to fall on those involved in the Newark Watershed scandal it is not surprising that someone wanted to get ahead of the curve and write a quasi-political obituary on Senator Cory Booker. Firedoglake has already had an Open Public [...]

Obama Administration Official Calls Netanyahu ‘Chickenshit’, Threat To Withdraw Cover At UN In Play

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 8:09 am

According to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, the US-Israeli relationship has entered a crisis period. The crisis is marked by distrust and disgust from both officials in the Obama Administration and Netanyahu government. One Obama Administration official reportedly characterized Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as a “chickenshit” leader who is obsessed with staying in power at [...]

Reporter Claims Government Hacked Her Computer And Inserted Evidence To Set Her Up

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 5:50 am

Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter with CBS News, claims in a new book that the US government hacked into her computer as well as her phone lines. Attkisson was one of the reporters responsible for the infamous Benghazi story that became the subject of numerous congressional hearings concerning how an American diplomat was killed in [...]

Is ‘Lone Wolf Terrorism’ Just Crime?

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:36 am

Recently two separate acts by lone attackers on government workers have been classified as “lone wolf terrorism” by law enforcement and elected officials. First was the shooting in Canada of a soldier by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who also entered the Canadian Parliament before being shot and killed. Second was a hatchet attack on NYPD officers by [...]

IRS Seizing Funds Without Even Bringing Charges

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:42 am

Yet more unintended consequences from the so-called War on Drugs. According to The New York Times, the IRS has been seizing funds from small businesses and individuals without even presenting a criminal complaint using a draconian law passed to prevent drug money laundering. Under the law the IRS can seize funds that appear to be [...]

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