Archives for General News

August 2013

Saturday, August 31:

Obama's Message to Congress Requesting Authorization for Armed Force In Syria (36 comments)

A Farmer's Experiment: Growing Hemp in Colorado (1 comments)

Is The Western Media Promoting War on Syria? Are All The Facts in? Does It Matter? (2 comments)

VIDEO: What Sen. John McCain Was Doing Instead of Speaking at "I Have a Dream' Anniversary

UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material

People Begin to Flee Damascus

Obama will seek Congressional approval before any military action against Syria

Media Takes Sides: Who's For and Against the Syria Strike?

Hurricane Katrina: It's Obama's Fault, by George (8 comments)

Friday, August 30:

Sen. Lindsey Graham wants aggressive U.S. strike in Syria (3 comments)

Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show (1 comments)

Boy Genius Escapes ADD Diagnosis and Special Ed Program (2 comments)

Jumping the Shark in Syria (1 comments)

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Study Shows Men Just as Likely to be Depressed as Women (1 comments)

Bolivia's Evo Morales Attacks Malnutrition with Incas' Sacred Grain (15 comments)

Thursday, August 29:

To What End Do We Kill? (4 comments)

IRS & Medicare now recognize all same-sex marriages

Israeli Licence to Cheney-Linked Energy Firm on Golan Heights Raises Eyebrows (1 comments)

"Black budget" summary details U.S. spy network's successes, failures and objectives (1 comments)

How to Talk to a Gun Nut (If You Must) (10 comments)

Rand Paul Suspects Chemical Attacks "Launched by Rebels, Not Syrian Army"

Obama administration will not block state marijuana laws, if distribution is regulated (1 comments)

Meet the Singing, Anti-Fracking Nuns

Ancient artifacts found in melting Norwegian snows

Iran to Send Parliamentary Delegation to Syria in Coming Days

Putin Orders Massive Strike Against Saudi Arabia If West Attacks Syria (1 comments)

Wednesday, August 28:

President Obama's former White House counsel visits Don Siegelman, working on his appeal

Secrets Result in Abuse of Power: The New Era Is Becoming One of Transparency (1 comments)

An Environmental Activist-Gramma Who Fights Goliath and Wins (1 comments)

Santa Clara First District to Go Fossil Free

Obama: Syria gas attack requires "international consequences"

UN deadlocked on Syria resolution

Artist flees Russia after painting Putin and Medvedev in pants

Tuesday, August 27:

Evo Morales to European Heads of State: I, too, can demand repayment (5 comments)

Military strikes on Syria "as early as Thursday," US officials say (1 comments)

Obama administration asks court to force NYT reporter to reveal source

Paul, Lee, Cruz to headline Obamacare defunding rally (1 comments)

Ariel Dorfman, Martin Luther King and the Two 9/11s

DeFazio on the secret Trans Pacific Partnership "free trade" negotiations - YouTube

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran (2 comments)

Op-Ed; Why Does the USDA Want to Increase Rural Farm Population? It's Not About Food (14 comments)

Monday, August 26:

Obama orders release of report justifying Syria strike - CBS News (8 comments)

U.S. faces mid-October deadline to raise debt limit

Could a Dark Horse in the New York Mayoral Primary Be Carriage Horses? By Robert Wilbur and Martha Rosenberg (1 comments)

Palestinians Call Off Peace Talks After West Bank Clash

NSA leaks: David Cameron's response is intimidation, says world press body

U.N. inspectors visit site of alleged attack, after first being turned back (2 comments)

*Cutting Loose: Hungary pays off IMF debt, may eye EU exit - Russia Today news (11 comments)

Sunday, August 25:

How to Charge $546 for Six Liters of Saltwater

Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Mubarak face trial in Egypt

Israel to U.S.: Respond to Syria (1 comments)

Measles Outbreak Traces To Vaccine-Refusing Megachurch (1 comments)

Trump University Sued for Scams (1 comments)

Longer-term improvements in the economy

Why China's 'leftover women' are choosing to stay single

The long civil rights movement: “Everything has changed. Nothing has changed.”

Warnings of President Obama's Fast Tracking to Global Trade Zone (2 comments)

A vegan who chewed up the Pacific Crest Trail (12 comments)

America's Outsourcers to be Reclassified as Manufacturers

Saturday, August 24:

Thousands Flock to DC to Commemorate MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech (1 comments)

Dolphins Deaths Continue on the East Coast, Exclusive Photos (15 comments)

Who Is Evo Morales, The Man Offering Snowden Asylum

In the Age of Obama: The Truth You Won't Hear at 50th Anniversary March on Washington (2 comments)

Morales returns envoys to Europe (1 comments)

Ron Paul, Birch President to Speak at Anti-Semitic Conference | Hatewatch | Southern Poverty Law Center

Franklin P. Lamb: Fear Spreads through Palestinian Camps in Syria (4 comments)

Protest at USA Embassy in Iceland for Bradley Manning

Syrian government claims it found chemical weapons in rebel tunnels (1 comments)

Obama Explains the FEMA Camps (61 comments)

Friday, August 23:

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner agrees to resign amid sex harassment scandal

US officials believe Syria used chemical weapons, weigh military response (2 comments)

Review of US surveillance programs to be led by panel of intelligence insiders

Koch Tribune Takeover Fails

Soldier Gets Life Without Parole in Deaths of Afghan Civilians

Money Is Not Safe In The Big Banks (11 comments)

US holds spate of Syria talks as concern grows over chemical weapons claims

Thursday, August 22:

Colin Powell slams NC's new voting law in speech (1 comments)

Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law

After suspension, Nasdaq resumes trading

Hungary Burns All Monsanto GMO Corn (3 comments)

Gov't. "Watchdog" Bamboozles Press About Fannie and Freddie (1 comments)

Beyond Divisive Corporate Rule: The Unifying Genius of Filmaker Peter Charles Downy (1 comments)

Fired Walmart Workers Arrested at Rally Announcing Labor Day Deadline (1 comments)

Coalition in DC Fracks Fracking Today (1 comments)

With Manning's move, transgender issues claim national spotlight (1 comments)

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis (68 comments)

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign

Bradley Manning Plans To Live As A Woman Named Chelsea

Keeping WBAI Alive (1 comments)

Excuse Me, But We Are Talking About Saving People's Lives (2 comments)

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the Tip-of-the-Iceberg as a Weapon of Global Health Agencies Destruction

Wednesday, August 21:

Poll: Obama More to Blame For Katrina Than Bush

Relentless Bayou Corne Sinkhole Nearly 30 Times Original Size (UPDATED with Cave-In Video) (10 comments)

South Carolina City Approves Plan to Exile Homeless (1 comments)

Bradley Manning's Post Sentence Statement: 'Sometimes You Have to Pay a Heavy Price to Live in a Free Society' (4 comments)

Ag Gag Laws are Ultimate "Kill The Messenger"

Spying scandal revelations develop to haunt David Cameron

GA School Clerk Persuades Gunman Not to Shoot Kids

Manning gets slammed; a mass-murderer got sprung Crimes and Punishment (or Not) (2 comments)

Bolivian President Launches Anti-Corruption Campaign

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison (4 comments)

Progress in Pinning Blame for the Assassination of Popular Pakistani PM

Doing "As Much Harm As Possible' to Florida's Insured - Republicans continue to fight Obamacare in Sunshine State (3 comments)

Egyptian court orders Mubarak released from prison - The Washington Post (1 comments)

Tuesday, August 20:

Manning to Be Sentenced in Leaks Case

White House quandary over Egypt continues

ACLU Reveals FBI Hacking Contractors

Cairo court sets trial date for ElBaradei

Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

David Miranda's lawyers threaten legal action over "unlawful" detention

Groklaw Founder Shutters Respected Legal News Site Over Government Surveillance Concerns

Republican lawmakers: LePage said Obama "hates white people"

Barbara Garson, How to Become a Part-Time Worker Without Really Trying

The press finds another Obamacare delay (1 comments)

Britain forced Guardian to destroy copy of Snowden material

Fromer Pakistani army chief Musharraf charged in 2007 Bhutto assassination - The Washington Post

Monday, August 19:

Egypt's Mubarak cleared in corruption case

White House was given "heads-up" over David Miranda detention in UK

Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

Egypt Lashes Out at Foreign News Media's Coverage

Bill McKibben: A Movement for a New Planet (2 comments)

Sunday, August 18:

U.S. Shut Embassies Because? (7 comments)

Most of U.S. Is Wired, but Millions Aren't Plugged In

WikiLeaks posts 400 gigabytes of encrypted "insurance" data online (4 comments)

Moving Beyond Corporate Banking: Public Banking as Reflected in the Work of Ellen Brown (2 comments)

PepsiCo Says It Will Halt Use of Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavor Research (1 comments)

Graham: United States should cut off aid, relationship with Egypt (2 comments)

San Diego campaigners move to oust embattled mayor Bob Filner

Historic Drought Ravages Southwest U.S. (2 comments)

Time Magazine reporter who called for a drone strike on Julian Assange faces Twitter backlash (1 comments)

War on the Border -

Still Report #90 - Iceland: No EU - YouTube Video

Saturday, August 17:

Congress concerned about new NSA revelations (1 comments)

Police Destroy Organic Farm in Massive SWAT Team Raid (6 comments)

Israeli official warned over offensive Facebook postings (1 comments)

Murdoch's UK unit could face corporate hacking charges

Al Jazeera America Head Hits Cable News Competitors: Viewers Want More Than Endless Trial Coverage

5 Companies That Make Money By Keeping Americans Terrified of Terror Attacks

Saudi king backs Egypt's military (1 comments)

Everything-Robotic: China now the biggest maker/user of robots (1 comments)

Beyond Keystone: Three Controversial Pipelines You Probably Haven't Heard Of (5 comments)

Friday, August 16:

NBC Says Hillary Clinton Miniseries Might Never Go To Production (1 comments)

NSA revelations of privacy breaches "the tip of the iceberg" -- Senate duo

Area 51 officially acknowledged, mapped in newly released documents (1 comments)

News that NSA frequently broke privacy rules outrages Congress (1 comments)

Conflict in Egypt deepens, spreads

The NSA's Data Haul Is Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine (1 comments)

RNC Unanimously Votes To Bar CNN, NBC From Hosting GOP Primary Debates

Petition backs Manning for Nobel Peace Prize (1 comments)

Racist Right Wing Propaganda (2 comments)

Another Side to Gun Extremists--Dick Cheney-Style Thrill Killing (1 comments)

Thursday, August 15:

When There's Trouble at Sea, This Captain Sees His Paycheck

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds

Great-grandmother accuses Bob Filner

Tom Engelhardt, Putting War Back in Children's Culture

Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products: New Study Released (1 comments)

Egypt: global outcry steps up pressure on US to suspend aid to military

Wednesday, August 14:

Egypt Bloodbath as Military Solidifies Coup (11 comments)

Israel to recruit students as it gears up for social media battle (2 comments)

Manning tells court he's "sorry" for U.S. secrets breach to WikiLeaks (3 comments)

Jesse L. Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months in prison

Egypt imposes state of emergency after 95 people killed

Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto

Egypt Forces Move to Clear Out Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins in Cairo

Sequestration Ushers In A Dark Age For Science In America

Tuesday, August 13:

Booker Wins Democratic Primary, the A.P. Projects (1 comments)

Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association president resigns amid Obama-masked clown furor

After Multiple Denials, CIA Admits to Snooping on Noam Chomsky

CIA Director, John Brennan was Hastings next expose (1 comments)

*Whistleblower Summit Success: Groups Demand Investigations of USDA & EEOC for Cooking the Books on Discrimination Claims (7 comments)

Looks like Snowden also killed privacy-destroying cybersecurity legislation--which would've handed NSA even more power (1 comments)

Tom Engelhardt, War Games

Manning Defense Exposes a Dysfunctional Chain of Command

Monday, August 12:

Kerry hopeful on Mid-East talks despite settlement move

Egypt postpones dispersing pro-Morsi camps

GOP Congressman Claims: We Probably Have Enough House Votes to Impeach Obama | Mediaite (1 comments)

Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules

Redneck Rampage: Tennessee Judge Orders Baby's Name Change From Messiah to Martin (17 comments)

CAUGHT AGAIN: Breitbart's Deceptive Editing Prompts Misogyny, Violent Threats Against "Gun Map Editor" (2 comments)

Holder seeks to avert mandatory minimum sentences for some low-level drug offenders - The Washington Post (2 comments)

Sunday, August 11:

Egypt forces to besiege Cairo protesters

Rodeo clown draws criticism for Obama mask

Assange: Obama 'validates' Snowden (1 comments)

President Obama accused by senior Republican of "weak" stance on Russia

Australia Has $16 Minimum Wage and is the Only Rich Country to Dodge the Global Recession (3 comments)

Obama Seeks More Public Support for NSA Policy, Hayden Says (2 comments)

U.S., Russia, China, All Torture Prisoners (1 comments)

Debate surges over Israeli settlement plan as peace talks near (1 comments)

Netanyahu surgery successful, will need rest: doctor

USA and Canada embassy take part in Gay Pride - Iceland

Random Apartment Inspections (my story so far) (38 comments)

Three U.S. soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan

Republicans fall quiet in face of Obama deficit success (4 comments)

U.S. Companies Thrive as Workers Fall Behind - (1 comments)

*Israel Will Stop Fluoridation, Health Concerns Cited (1 comments)

Saturday, August 10:

California murder-kidnap suspect killed in Idaho, girl rescued: police

New Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

Julian Assange Hails Obama's Reform Announcement (2 comments)

US embassies to reopen in Middle East and Africa after terror threat (1 comments)

Prosecution ends its Manning sentencing case

Bolivia: President Proposes to Take US to International Tribunal - The Argentina Independent (5 comments)

Royal Dutch Shell: They've Really Got a Friend in Pennsylvania (1 comments)

Friday, August 9:

DREAM 9 Story -- Two Parts (6 comments)

Obama wants more oversight on government surveillance (4 comments)

Oklahoma Congressman Comes Out As A Birther (4 comments)

Franklin P. Lamb: Vows of "Occupation Until Martyrdom'

From Top-Down to Bottom Up: The Work of Les Robinson (1 comments)

Apparently NSA Doesn't Trust 90% of Its High Security Clearance System Admins (3 comments)

Departure of GOP operatives could imperil debt-limit talks

Snowden's e-mail provider is closing, cannot legally say why

Thursday, August 8:

U.S. orders most officials out of Lahore, Pakistan

Next round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Jerusalem next week

U.S. and Russia seek to keep working ties despite Snowden, summit fuss

Exclusive: IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence | Reuters

Morsi's wife in surprise show at Egypt rally

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta does an about-face on marijuana (10 comments)

Caustic Light on White House's Reaction to a Terrorist Threat

Obama Nominates Defense Contractor Executive as Air Force Secretary (3 comments)

Occupy's Puppets - Tweaking the Noses of the TPP | Written Off - America and Americans

Michael Klare, How to Fry a Planet (2 comments)

Wednesday, August 7:

Israel moves to boost West Bank settlements before peace talks (1 comments)

US government sues Bank of America

New Leaks Into Pacific at Japan Nuclear Plant

Egypt leadership says diplomacy phase is over

Kremlin "disappointed" Obama calls off Putin talks, decision "Snowden-related" (1 comments)

Obama Cancels Visit to Putin as Snowden Adds to Tensions

Poll: Warren and Clinton Tie With Independents (12 comments)

Bradley Manning's Maximum Possible Sentence Cut To 90 Years

Tuesday, August 6:

New U.S. spying revelations coming from Snowden leaks: journalist

Iran's new leader Rouhani urges "serious" nuclear talks

Major General tells of his disillusionment over 9/11 (7 comments)

Egypt's ousting of Mohamed Morsi was a coup, says John McCain

2 Women Internally Probed On Public Road by Texas Troopers

Obama's abuse of the Espionage Act is modern-day McCarthyism

T.S.A. Expands Duties Beyond Airport Security (3 comments)

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Spying for Us

Paddling down the Hudson for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

Why ALEC Fabricated Public School Failures (and Why We're Not Surprised) (3 comments)

Washington Post sold to billionaire Amazon CEO

Monday, August 5:

Consulates and the Vatican in chaos as HSBC tells them to find another bank (2 comments)

*Laws Aimed At Drug Lords Turned On The Innocent

Talking About Police States (1 comments)

Global terror alert inconsistent with U.S. portrayal of weakened al Qaida

Washington Post Sold To Amazon's Jeff Bezos (4 comments)

Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

BBC: Tamerlan Tsarnaev had right-wing extremist literature (1 comments)

First taste of test-tube burger declared "close to meat"

Alex Rodriguez suspended through 2014, will appeal; 12 others accept 50-game bans

More Surveillance Abuse Exposed! Special DEA Unit Is Spying On Americans And Covering It Up

*Detroit is Not Broke! (8 comments)

A casualty of congressional budget dysfunction: overseas mine-removal operations

Sunday, August 4:

In a West Bank Culture of Conflict, Boys Wield the Weapon at Hand

Former Envoy to Syria Said to Be Choice for Cairo Post

Govt Agencies Responsible For Enforcing Civil Rights Worse Under Obama (4 comments)

US Embassies To Remain Closed Over Most Serious al-Qaeda Threat In Years (4 comments)

Israel expands West Bank settlement subsidies

Bradley Manning's mother urges him to "never give up hope" (1 comments)

Arrested Florida Christian Puppeteer Fantasized Eating Children (2 comments)

CNN's Candy Crowley Challenges GOP Senator: Doesn't Terror Alert Mean Al Qaeda "Already Won?' | Mediaite (3 comments)

Threats against embassies "very reminiscent" of pre-9/11 chatter

Saturday, August 3:

White House: Terror threat emanating from Arabian Peninsula (1 comments)

Mexico and Canada declared part of US homeland by Senate maps (4 comments)

Michael Ansara, who played original Klingon, dies

Everything Wrong With America In One Simple Image (INFOGRAPHIC) (1 comments)

This Week in Poverty: Chairman Ryan and the Real World

New York Times Company Sells Boston Globe

Despite Administration Promises, Few Signs of Change in Drone Wars

Costa Rica to close zoos and release animals from captivity

Mitch It or Switch it: Sen. McConnell's New Obstacles in Kentucky for 2014 (5 comments)

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack -- The Lead with Jake Tapper - Blogs

Friday, August 2:

"Whistleblowers, Journalists, and the New War Within" Video Now Online

Climate Change And Violence Linked, Breakthrough Study Finds

Pentagon fires 60 troops after sex-assault review

Karl Widerquist: USBIG NewsFlash Vol. 14, No. 69, Summer 2013 (B.I.G. = Basic Income Guarantee) (1 comments)

US issues worldwide travel alert over al Qaeda threat

New EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Targets Climate Change (1 comments)

Al Qaeda threat closes some U.S. embassies

World changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air - The University of Nottingham (1 comments)

Thursday, August 1:

If You Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' You Might Get a Visit from the Cops (2 comments)

White House "evaluating utility" of summit with Russia after Snowden granted asylum (4 comments)

An Obamacare scorecard: Part 2 - The hits, misses, and mixed reviews

Statement on Snowden's Successful Russian Asylum Bid

Victim to Castro: "I will live on. You will die a little every day.'

*Reforming the NSA intelligence programs (letter response) (2 comments)

"Medicare for All' would cover everyone, save billions in first year: new study (2 comments)

Laura Gottesdiener, The Backyard Shock Doctrine


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