The Kobani riddle

by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times

The brave women of Kobani – where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh – are about to be betrayed by the “international community”. Continue reading

The Big Bank Backlash Begins

by Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica

Last week, I visited an alternate universe. The real world sees a pandemic of bank misconduct, but to the white-collar defense lawyers of Washington, the banks are the victims as they bow beneath the weight of regulators’ remarkably harsh punishments. Continue reading

Chilling: FEC in push to regulate political speech on the internet

by Rick Moran,  American Thinker

The Federal Election Commission deadlocked on a vote to impose strict rules on political speech over the internet, but Democrats on the commission warn that they will continue their efforts at censorship next year. Continue reading

Birdman Is the Best Non-Superhero Superhero Movie Ever [VIDEO]

Angela Watercutter,  Wired

Superhero movies have that name for a reason: They feature people who win, who conquer, who use their super strength to do super things and save days. Continue reading

Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?

,  Zero Hedge

Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the U.S. have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly. Continue reading

‘Lone Wolf’ or ‘Known Wolf’? The Ongoing Counter-Terrorism Failure

by Patrick Poole, PJ Media

Katie Gorka of the Council on Global Security has released an important report, “The Flawed Science Behind America’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy,” and events of this week show that it couldn’t be more timely. Continue reading

Don’t Blame Obama (He Has No Power)

by Chris Campbell, Laissez Faire

The genius H.L. Mencken put it best when he wrote that “every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” Continue reading

Your company is probably going to get hacked. Here’s how to protect it

by Nina Easton, Fortune

In 2014 alone, the headlines arrived with unnerving regularity: Target TGT -0.95% CEO steps down after the cyber-theft of 40 million payment card numbers; Continue reading

Leaked documents reveal behind-the-scenes Ebola vaccine issues

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How ISIS’s Colorado Girls Were Caught

,  The Daily Beast

The Farah girls, aged 17 and 15, told their father they were too sick to go to school on Friday morning. Continue reading