Beware the Fear Industrial Complex

Frida Berrigan,  truthout

Be Afraid. Be very afraid. That is the message to moms (and dads too, but they tend not to be as susceptible). Continue reading

Trying to Silence Bill Maher in the Cradle of Free Speech

Debra Saunders,  Right Wing News

“The students at the University of California at Berkeley represent a diverse array of students from all walks of life,” begins the student petition. Continue reading

Tomgram: Rory Fanning, Why Do We Keep Thanking the Troops?

Rory Fanning,  TomDispatch.com

More than a few times I’ve found myself in a crowd of Vietnam veterans, and more than a few times at least one of them was wearing a curious blue or yellow t-shirt. Continue reading

Mining Venoms

by Celia Henry Arnaud,  Chemical & Engineering News

Bryan G. Fry’s search for unusual venomous creatures has taken him to remote corners of the world, from polar Norway to Antarctica and many places in between. He’s milked venom from more than 20,000 snakes and been bitten by 26 of them. It’s just part of the job for this self-professed adrenaline junkie.

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CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

by Bob Fredericks,  New York Post

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. Continue reading

With FBI biometric database, ‘what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas’

by Chris Francescani, AlJazeera

The FBI has invested considerable energy in recent months in marketing a massive new biometric database to local cops, whom the agency will rely on to help feed it billions of fingerprints, palm prints, mug shots, iris scans and images of scars, tattoos and other identifiers. Continue reading

The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here

The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickensh*t,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname.
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Obama and the baby-killers

by Lee DeCovnick,  American Thinker

I had thought that the dazzling vulgarity of B. H. Obama, his appointees, and their unremitting hatred for Israel and the Jewish people could no longer shock my soul. Sadly I was wrong. Continue reading

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR

In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks.

Americans did what they so often do after disasters. They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross, Continue reading

A New IRS Horror Story That Makes Past Scandals Pale In Comparison

by Rick Ungar,  Forbes

There are times when it becomes absolutely impossible to support the remarkably bad judgment often displayed by federal agencies under the control of the current administration—even for those of us who are typically viewed as backers of many of this administration’s policies. Continue reading