One thing stands out about Nicole Perlroth’s report on how Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer systems of The New York Times to steal information from journalists covering the Wen Jiabao scandal: It could have been much worse.
The attacks — which experts said started from the same university computers used by the Chinese military to attack United States military contractors — could have attempted to shut down the newspaper’s electronic or print publishing system.
“They could have [...]
Caroline Glick writes that what most Americans don’t get is that the Hagel nomination is not about Israel. It’s about disarming America.
Hagel — and Obama — have bigger fish to fry than Israel. They are looking to take on the US military. They will slash military budgets, they will slash pensions and medical benefits for veterans in order to save a couple dollars and demoralize the military. They will unilaterally [...]
What do Plastic Bags and Military Contractors Have in Common? One Congressman
A Republican running for an open seat in the California Assembly has received unusually large donations from defense contractors, possibly because of her congressman-husband who holds a powerful position in Washington.
Outraged by Los Angeles County’s 10-cent tax on plastic grocery bags, Patricia McKeon decided to run for an Assembly seat that overlaps with her spouse’s congressional district. Her husband, [...]
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January 10, 2012
Perhaps you are frustrated as I am with a presidential race where all but one of the candidates and the majority of the voters do not seem to grasp basic history. They do not understand that by waging war with Iran they are dooming the American Persian Gulf fleet, US Central Command, the nation of Israel and the entire world economy to certain destruction.
People who [...]
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Thousands of government workers reportedly are striking against austerity
in Italy today…meanwhile, the IMF announces it will release the newest installment of 3.8 billion dollars of portugal’s bailout loan based on portugal’s progress on budget austerity. But could debt actually be the best weapon on hand for the eurozone nations weighed down b it to fight back with? And the president of the [...]
Suspend habeas corpus and enact martial law?
By Chris Powell
Published: Monday, December 12, 2011 1:40 PM EST
Americans seem ready to forfeit their most basic civil liberty — actually, all their civil liberties — without a whimper.
By a vote of 93-7 the Senate this month approved a military appropriations bill empowering the government to designate any U.S. citizen within the country as a terrorist and to have the military hold him indefinitely [...]
By Christopher Hinton, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON — Military contractors aren’t talking about how cuts to the Defense Department’s budget might impact their portfolios, but they are clearly worried and have taken an axe to their expenses.
Results are seen clearly in the third-quarter results for Boeing Co. [...]
26th June 2011 – American in Tripoli: First Hand Account – Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen
Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, who spent some time in Libya, shares his views on what’s really going on in the country and why the mainstream media deliberately misinforms the public about real goals of NATO.
He has said “Gaddafi (allegedly) has a lot of support in Tripoli.”
Libya has attained the highest standard of living under this dictator. [...]
WASHINGTON — Just before the American-led strikes against Libyain March, the Obama administration intensely debated whether to open the mission with a new kind of warfare: a cyberoffensive to disrupt and even disable the Qaddafi government’s air-defense system, which threatened allied warplanes.
While the exact techniques under consideration remain classified, the goal would have been to break through the firewalls of the Libyan government’s computer networks to sever military communications links [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to revive a lawsuit that accused two military contractors of abusing inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, turning away an appeal by 26 onetime prisoners.
The inmates sought to sue CACI International Inc. (CACI), which helped interrogate prisoners at the facility, and Titan Corp., which provided translation services. Titan has since been renamed and is now part of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL)
The inmates, [...]
The assault came hours after the rebels exported their first cargo of oil into the international market, potentially opening the door to millions of dollars of funding to sustain their uprising against Colonel Gaddafi’s 41-year rule. The attack against oilfields in the east was the first against production facilities. Previously, only port facilities and crude oil storage tanks in the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, [...]
98% of the welfare goes to the richest 0.1%
Better known as BIG CORPORATE WELFARE = 98% of ALL WELFARE!
1. $23.7 Trillion in Welfare to Wall Street
2. LOWEST EFFECTIVE TAX RATE (16.1%) for RICH in the CIVILIZED WORLD! Effective Tax Rate for TOP 1% is 16.1% – MOST USE CAP GAINS AND EVEN WITH THAT MANY RICH OFF-SHORE THEIR INCOME!
3. BIG 01L SUBSIDIES
4. Welfare to MILITARY CONTRACTORS OVERCHARGING FOR SUPPLIES+SERVICES [...]
By far the single most important of these is our current initiative to include substantial reductions in the projected level of American military spending as part of future deficit reduction efforts. For decades, the subject of military expenditures has been glaringly absent from public debate. Yet the Pentagon budget for 2010 is $693 billion — more than all other discretionary spending programs combined. Even subtracting the cost of the [...]