18 Jun 2015

Help Wanted: Saudi Arabia Advertises for New Executioners as Beheading Rate Soars

This post was originally published to WeMeantWell.com. Saudi Arabia, one of America’s bestest friends in the fight against extremists like IS who behead people, was ranked third in 2014, after China and Iran, and ahead of Iraq and the United States, of all countries in numbers of executed people, according

16 Jun 2015

You Want to Commit Espionage with Hacked Personal Data?

This post was originally published at WeMeantWell.com. Did the most-recent, recent, breach of United States government personnel files significantly compromise American security? Yes. Could a foreign government make use of such information to spy on the United States? Oh my, yes. China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer

07 May 2015

Because, More War: Senators Introduce Legislation to Directly Provide Weapons to Kurds

Because America does not have enough war in the Middle East at present, and because more American arms introduced into any situation always make things better, Senator Joni Ernst introduced on Wednesday legislation to provide arms directly to the Kurds in Iraq, ostensibly so they could fight Islamic State (IS).

06 May 2015

What Happened in Tikrit After Victory Over IS?

If there was a single, overriding lesson to crawl out of America’s failure in Iraq War 2.0, it is that destroying a government/leader is the easy part. Replacing what you have destroyed with a functioning government is the key to lasting victory. If you do not, all you get is

05 May 2015

Clinton Charity Hid More Foreign Donations Than First Realized

The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton’s speaking fees. That may indeed be true, but it misses the real point. Simply because

03 May 2015

‘Killing Jews is Worship’ Posters to Appear on NYC Subways and Buses?

A story of our times, with massive First Amendment issues embedded. Kill Jews A federal judge ruled that a group (more below, who they are makes this case even more complex) may put up posters on New York’s public buses and subways saying “Killing Jews is worship that draws us

30 Apr 2015

Who Asked for Leniency for Petraeus for Leaking Classified Material? It’s Classified

Sluts all. After selling America a bill of goods that he claimed won Iraq War 2.0 (i.e., “The Surge,” yeah, how’d that work out Dave?), General Dave went on to head the CIA, where he strongly supported long prison terms for whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou, claiming in

27 Apr 2015

What to Do if You Think You’re on the No-Fly List

It has come to this. There is a self-help guides from the ACLU on what to do if you think you are on the U.S. government’s no-fly list. Oh, and the TSA says 99 percent of the people who contact them about no-fly have been denied boarding only because their

24 Apr 2015

Government Can Kill Cell Service During “Emergencies”

The government can kill all cell service in a designated area of its choice during “emergencies,” and does not want to disclose any details about how or when they might employ this. Implications for the First Amendment are made clear by one known local use — San Francisco’s Bay Area

21 Apr 2015

Too Little, Too Late? Clinton Foundation To Limit Foreign Govt Donations

By coincidence, only days after Hillary announced her candidacy, The Clinton Foundation announced changes to the way it handles donations and accountability. Let’s look at the BS Factor on two of the most important “changes.” Foreign Money After years of accepting donations from foreign governments, The Clinton Foundation said it