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A judge has ordered the website Wikileaks.orgs closed in a brash pro-censorship move. Wikileaks, a secure website for whistle-blowers to post documents that show wrong doing, and other information important to the public; posted information from a Julius Baer Bank employee that allegedly showed asset hiding and other cover ups by the bank and prompted the shut-down of the site. (more…)

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You know, every primary it gets better – we love Chuck Todd and his skills with the stylus.  Last night he even started our new favorite word “primacaucus” – yes, we’re nerds.  A little Chuck Todd action: (more…)

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Fidel Castro retired today saying he will not seek another term. Kosovo has also declared its independence against the threats of Serbia and Russia. When one revolution closes the door another opens a window…news and analysis on the flip… (more…)

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In what is beginning to read more like a spy novel everyday, relations between Russia, Caucusus’, and the UK have moved a little closer to a state of unravel today with the mysterious death of Badri Patarkatsishvili. Patarkatsishvili, a Georgian oligarch who has been self-exiled in London, died today of a heart attack. The death which is being investigated by UK authorities, has sparked speculation of murder on the order of the Litvineko assassination in 2007. (more…)

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Remember the elections of 2006? That sweeping victory of protest against the republicans? Pelosi and Reid were supposed to give them hell, no more vacationing rubber stamp Congress? Apparently the exit polls weren’t the only thing we got wrong in that election. The Senate let by Democrat In Name Only Harry Reid, has passed a FISA bill that would allow for telecom immunity and the president has called on the house to agree to it. The bill had large bi-partisan support, specifically surrounding the telcom immunity issue. (more…)

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Four men including a 72 year old former Boeing employee were arrested today for giving trade secrets and other defense technology information to the Chinese. These arrests mark a growing trend in broader Chinese espionage as China expands economically and militarily. (more…)

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The RAND corporation, a company that does studies on and for government and society was commissioned by the Army to do a study about the Iraq war. When the study found failure in every organization at every level, the Army buried it- including the declassified version. The reason? According to Lt. Gen. James Lovelace it,

“lacked perspective needed for future planning by the U.S. Army.”

Sounds typical of this particular slate of leadership, no one fails, if you can just twist the logic enough eventually it’ll look like success. It’s all about perspective. Right. (more…)

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