WASHINGTON—In a gripping testimonial, an ailing former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has talked via video for the first time publicly about his experience dealing with extraterrestrials, their craft and a cover-up.
The 15 minute prerecorded video of an anonymous former senior CIA officer was broadcast May 3 on the final day of the week long Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. The 77-year-old man, though he was articulate, and sitting [...]
At ground zero in Hiroshima the inscription for victims of the world’s first Atomic bomb is a pledge. We will never again repeat the evil of war.
by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph:
The Japanese original is vague on who “we” is, but the English translation tactfully refers to mankind as a whole.
Families come from all over Japan in a pilgrimage to visit the peace shrine. They look through the Cenotaph to the “A-Dome”, [...]
Defense lawyers in the coming trial of two high school football players charged with raping a nearly passed-out-drunk 16-year-old girl are expected to argue on the issue of consent.
In the case that has shocked the nation, prosecutors state that the inebriated girl was taken to a number of parties by a group of drunk teenagers, supporting her to walk when she wasn’t physically capable.
The prosecution claims that the group later [...]
Cuba acknowledges ‘tests’ of its 1st undersea fiber-optic link for Internet traffic , HAVANA — Cuba’s state telecom monopoly confirmed Thursday that the island’s first hard-wired Internet connection to the outside world has been activated, but said it won’t lead to an immediate increase in access.
In a statement published in Communist Party newspaper Granma and other official media, ETECSA broke its long silence on the ALBA-1 fiber-optic cable, which island [...]
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – National Rifle Association officials have kept quiet in the wake of Friday’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and they also shut down their Facebook page and have not had any Twitter activity since Friday morning.
The powerful American pro-gun lobby’s Facebook page was deactivated on Saturday. The page had been celebrating its social media success last week with a posted photo thanking its 1.7 million “Likes” on [...]
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When Cape Cod-based nonprofit worker Lindsey Stone visited Arlington National Cemetery last month, she thought it would be funny to snap a picture of herself pretending to shout [...]
Here’s a letter to the New York Times Magazine‘s “ethicist,” which was published over the summer:
My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is [...]
In this young century, the 9/11 attacks, the global financial crisis and the unrest in the Arab world have struck at the heart of vital US interests. If Americans want the tectonic plates of the international system to settle in a way that makes the world safer, freer and more prosperous, the US must overcome its reluctance to lead. We will have to stand up for and promote the [...]
An innocent man was shot dead by police after deputies mistook him for an attempted murder suspect.
Lake County, Florida officers showed up at the Blueberry Hill apartment of Andrew Scott at around 1.30am on Sunday
Roused from his bed in the middle of the night by an unknown presence at his property, Andrew Scott answered the door holding a gun.
Officers had not announced who they were because they did not want the [...]
President Shimon Peres on Tuesday cancelled his trip toLondon for the opening of the Olympic Games.
The cancellation is not related to the International OlympicCommittee’s refusal to have a minute’s silence in memory of the eleven Israeli athletes who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
Rather it is to do with the upholding of religious Jewish practice.
Jane Pitt, mother of actor Brad Pitt, has been scared into silence by the hate-filled, vulgar and even violent reaction to her public assertion that Barack Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”
Pitt has even been the subject of death threats following her letter to the editor of Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader in which she asserted failure to vote for Republican presumptive presidential candidate [...]
WASHINGTON — As the nation’s capital prepared Wednesday for the Supreme Court’s long-awaited ruling onPresident Obama’s healthcare law, the White House was unusually quiet.
The ruling on Obama’s biggest domestic accomplishment could be among the most consequential events in his presidency, but he will learn about it at the same time as the rest of the nation, receiving no advanced warning as he does for such government actions as the release of unemployment [...]
June 19, 2012
Thousands of people marched in silence in New York to protest against street checks by police that rights activists say disproportionately target blacks and Hispanics.
The demonstration, called by civil rights organizations, began in Harlem and moved south through Manhattan to the residence of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side.
Among the groups that took part in the march were the National Association for the Advancement of [...]
The guy driving the giant truck that got rear ended by Lindsay Lohan Friday tells TMZ … LiLo was trying to flee the scene and when he tried to stop her … her people tried to buy his silence.
Lindsay was driving on the PCH yesterday when she collided with a semi-truck driven by James (we’re leaving out his last name). Lohan was trailed by a Cadillac Escalade (which James refers to as a [...]
–With Apple’s annual developers conference set to start June 11, there has been growing belief it will soon show off a new iMac in a big way
–Analyst expects a major new launch of the Mac line to come soon
Of the many things Apple Inc. (AAPL) is known for, the most notable might be how the company manages to get everyone talking about what it will do next, and often [...]
One of the Colombian prostitutes involved in a sex scandal with US Secret Service agents broke her silence Friday to tell how she had begged for hours to be paid $800 for her services.
“I told him, there’s a problem here. Because if I had come with you to enjoy myself that would have been one thing. But I didn’t come to enjoy myself,” Dania Londono told Caracol Television and W radio. “I had to [...]
BEIJING—Activist Chen Guangcheng’s apparent unwillingness to leave China could complicate any negotiations between Washington and Beijing over his fate, bringing the two sides into territory that has been largely uncharted in previous bids by Chinese dissidents seeking U.S. help.
Chinese officials maintained their silence Monday about the location of Mr. Chen, the blind activist who acquaintances say escaped from his guarded home last week and made his way to Beijing. These [...]
Google rejected the FCC’s argument that the company obstructed an investigation of the so-called Wi-Spy privacy flap — blaming the FCC in part for the delay — in a stinging rebuke filed with the agency Thursday.
At the same time, Google acknowledged for the first time in its formal response to the FCC that the Justice Department had already reviewed the case, and “concluded that it would not pursue a case for violation [...]
Citi’s currency guru Steven Englander has put out a note on the big issues that traders are debating right now.
1) Is the euro bad or simply boring?
2) The China hard/soft landing and its implications for risk
3) Is Bernanke’s glass half-full or all empty?
4) Can the US and USD bounce when the rest of the world sinks?
5) The silence of the central banks
6) Is Japan more than a US rates [...]
by Matt Lynley, BI
After seeing yesterday’s chart comparing Microsoft and Google’s market cap, a source who once worked at Microsoftreached out to talk about good old days.
Or, maybe they weren’t so good.
The best thing we heard from him was about the difference between a Steve Ballmer product review and a Bill Gatesproduct review.
Our source said Ballmer had a temper when it came to dealing with his employees.
This employee recalled an “icky silence and ensuing storm” [...]
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WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers are asking people to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of the first American killed in the Afghan war by donating to help the children of their fellow fallen.
Since the death in 2001 of CIA officer Mike Spann, a total of 23 stars have been added to the wall at the CIA’s Langley, Va., headquarters that honors CIA operatives lost. Many were killed [...]
Pizza man struggles to recall memorized sound bites on Libya situation
November 15, 2011
Herman Cain’s cringe inducing stumble over a question concerning Libya once again goes to show that he knows absolutely nothing about foreign policy and geopolitics and is literally being told what to say by advisors.
The video of Cain (below) bumbling over the facts concerning Obama’s policy toward Libya quickly went viral yesterday, drawing comparisons to Rick [...]
by David Seaman, Credit Card Outlaw
No one else in the financial media seems to be mentioning this. They’ve moved on to the next story, figuring the $5 monthly debit card fee news story has been exhausted and thoroughly exploited by now.
BUT THE REAL STORY IS THAT BANK OF AMERICA’S SITE IS GOING INTO A SECOND DAY OF NON-FUNCTIONALITY, AND MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS (INCLUDING MYSELF) CANNOT PAY THEIR BILLS, [...]