05 Aug 2015

ACLU Demands Mississippi Stop Invading Privacy Of Millions Of Google Users

On Monday, the ACLU asked an attorney general to “back off” and stop invading the privacy of Internet users to infringe on free speech or serve the agenda of big corporations and their lawyers. Google already sued Attorney General Jim Hood over the massive, invasive subpoena.

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05 Aug 2015

ZeroFOX Executives Defend Labeling Black Lives Matter Activists As Threats

Executives of the “social media risk management” firm ZeroFOX have defended an assessment the company produced for Baltimore, which labeled Black Lives Matter activists as “threat actors.” After Baltimore police killed Freddie Gray, an uprising, which included rioting, occurred. ZeroFOX offered pro bono assistance to city officials and produced a “confidential” report identifying supposed threats to the city. It recommended steps city officials could take to protect security, including keeping a close eye on protest leaders.

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20 May 2015

Ukraine Corruption Problems Remain As US Plans New Propaganda War

Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills. http://t.co/qXN8dALMQq pic.twitter.com/gUSnRVOWm9 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 19, 2015 A year after a US-backed coup forced out the democratically elected government in Ukraine under the banner of “anti-corruption” the state of affairs in Kiev remains unchanged as

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20 May 2015

Over Easy: Texas War Veteran Dies in Custody Saying “I Can’t Breathe” 20 Times

On July 13, 2012, Sgt. James Brown, an active duty Fort Bliss soldier, self-reported to the El Paso County jail to serve a 48-hour sentence for a DUI. Brown, who had served two tours of combat duty in Iraq, wrote on a jail form that he was diagnosed with post-traumatic

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19 May 2015

Rand Paul Says Iraq Surge ‘Worked’

Sen. Rand Paul: It was a mistake to go to war with Iraq in 2003. PO-20TU pic.twitter.com/9o7qsh7kXZ — CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) May 19, 2015 Something strange is happening to Senator Rand Paul. Since the beginning of his presidential campaign Paul has started to change his positions on a number of

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19 May 2015

Over Easy: WordPress, Disqus and FDL

As everyone should be aware te servers that host FDL had been under attack for around a month or so. Making ti very difficult at best to even connect to the site let alone login, comment and post, Keeping the reader posts at MyFDL inaccessible most of that time and

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18 May 2015

We need more heroes like Dr. Kent Brantly

Dr. Kent Brantly* delivered the commencement address Saturday at his former alma mater, the Indiana University School of Medicine. As readers may recall, he was stricken with Ebola last year in Liberia while treating patients dying from Ebola. He probably would have died, but for being transported in a specially

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18 May 2015

Senator Feinstein Says TPP Is Not For Corporate America, Critics Should ‘Take A Good Look’

Top Dem: Trade bill not for big business http://t.co/7CtcqHtoE5 pic.twitter.com/UJbzI655u6 — The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2015 The rhetoric for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is hitting new levels of absurdity. Though all available evidence – including leaked portions – shows the TPP is a massive give away to corporate interests,

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18 May 2015

Over Easy: Fukushima Update

Greetings! Well, it was a hectic weekend to say the least. And it would have been worse if the rain hadn’t spaced itself just right to keep any serious yardwork from being done. You don’t hear much about Reactor #5, as it was in cold shutdown at the time of

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17 May 2015

New study identifies the distinctive cause of death in each of the 50 states

A new study based on data from the List of 133 Selected Causes of Death published by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control data from 2001 to 2010 has produced a color coded map of the United States that identifies the “distinctive cause of

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