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McCain As Metaphor – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 19, 2017

Americans have no right to live their lives in peace, and to leave others in the same condition:

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/10/18/mccain-as-metaphor/

Grizzled brow, wrinkled with the tension of an inborn belligerence, eyes alight with a perpetual flame of self-righteous anger, McCain is Teddy Roosevelt impersonating Cato the Elder. In the extreme predictability of his warlike effusions, he’s become a bit of a cartoon character. Who can forget his enthusiastic rendition of “Bomb bomb bomb Iran!” to the tune of “Barbara Ann”? Read the rest of this entry »

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Iran Doesn’t Have a Nuclear Weapons Program. Why Do Media Keep Saying It Does? | FAIR

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 19, 2017

http://fair.org/home/iran-doesnt-have-a-nuclear-weapons-program-why-do-media-keep-saying-it-does/

The problem with all of these excerpts: Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. It has a civilian nuclear energy program, but not one designed to build weapons. Over 30 countries have civilian nuclear programs; only a handful—including, of course, the US and Israel—have nuclear weapons programs. One is used to power cities, one is used to level them.

If you are skeptical, just refer to a 2007 assessment by all 16 US intelligences agencies (yes, those 16 US intelligence agencies), which found Iran had “halted” its nuclear weapons program. Or look at the same National Intelligence Estimate in 2012, which concluded again that there “is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb.” Or we can listen to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, which concurred with the US intelligence assessment (Haaretz3/18/12). Read the rest of this entry »

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Facespook! Social media giant becomes arm of US intel — RT Op-Edge

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 19, 2017

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/407078-facebook-social-media-intelligence-censorship/

Facebook, the world’s top social media platform, is reportedly seeking to hire hundreds of employees with US national security clearance licenses.

As Bloomberg reports: “Workers with such [national security] clearances can access information classified by the US government. Facebook plans to use these people – and their ability to receive government information about potential threats – in the company’s attempt to search more proactively for questionable social media campaigns ahead of elections.”

A Facebook spokesman declined to comment, but the report sounds credible, especially given the context of anti-Russia hysteria. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Best Tactical Pens For The Practical Prepper | Backdoor Survival

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 19, 2017

https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/the-best-tactical-pens-for-the-practical-prepper/

DNA samplers!

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James Comey Drafted Statement Ending Hillary Clinton Email Probe Months Before Interviewing Her

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2017

It would be hard to find any two ‘things’ more political than J. Edgar Hoover and the FIB FBI.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/18/james-comey-drafted-statement-ending-hillary-clinton-email-probe-interviewing/

Former FBI Director James Comey drafted his statement exonerating Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server months before several key interviews, including with Clinton herself, FBI documents released Monday suggest.
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Your “Expectation of Privacy” Just Got Lower | The Nestmann Group

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2017

I have decided not to allow photos of myself if they have a chance of ending up on social media. We will see how that goes with the relatives.

https://www.nestmann.com/your-expectation-of-privacy-just-got-lower

Last month, researchers at Stanford University announced they had developed software that was able to accurately predict a person’s sexual orientation.

Drawing from photos on a popular dating website, their program was able to correctly distinguish self-identified gay men from heterosexual men 81% of the time. It had a 71% success rate in distinguishing gay women from heterosexual women. When the algorithm was given five images of the same person to examine, the accuracy rose to 91% for men and 83% for women. Read the rest of this entry »

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Like Agent Orange before, burn pits sicken new generation of veterans | Tampa Bay Times

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2017

Government as killing machine. It doesn’t care who.

Thinks of what the hundreds of bases in the US and overseas do to the local citizens.

The new agent orange.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/like-agent-orange-before-burn-pits-sicken-new-generation-of-veterans/2340892

TAMPA — D.J. Reyes served as a top Army intelligence officer in combat zones across Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Those were long days, long nights, a lot of stress, a horrible environment,” Reyes said. “But I had a mission to do.”

When he retired, a doctor found scar tissue on his lungs, evidence of long-term respiratory problems.

Now Reyes is one of nearly 120,000 people who have registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs because of health problems they blame on their exposure to burn pits — the military’s crude, low-tech method for disposing of trash in war zones. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who Pays What in Taxes?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/10/walter-e-williams/who-pays-what-in-taxes/

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share? Read the rest of this entry »

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Senior Homepage Editor Reveals Biased Political Agenda at New York Times

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 17, 2017

All the lies that fit. Project Veritas comes through for us again.

https://breaking.projectveritas.com/NYTimes3.html

New York Times Senior Home Page Editor, Des Shoe, Admits Company Culture of Blatant Bias at NYT is “widely understood to be liberal-leaning…”

NYT Journalists: “if we write about him [Trump], and how insanely crazy he is…maybe people will read it and be like…we shouldn’t vote for him.”

Calls Trump an “oblivious idiot” and Pence “f***ing horrible” Because of Religious Views

Admits New York Times Report on “what the readers want”

“They call it the Trump bump” Says Shoe, Regarding the Influx of Subscribers Since Trump’s Presidency Began

Des Shoe: “The main objective is to grab subscribers. You do that any way that you can.”

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McCain blasts ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 17, 2017

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/355759-mccain-blasts-half-baked-spurious-nationalism-in-emotional-speech

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in the United States in an emotional speech Monday night after receiving the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal.

“We have done great good in the world. That leadership has had its costs, but we have become incomparably powerful and wealthy as we did,” McCain said. Read the rest of this entry »

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