Monthly Archives: March 2014


PATER TENEBRARUM OF ACTING-MAN BLOG VALIANT KNIGHT OF GOVERNMENT-APPROVED INFORMATION RIDES TO THE RESCUE Look who is warning us again about the great harm conspiracy theories are doing to the minds of impressionable citizens everywhere: Cass Sunstein has emerged at Bloomberg, to once again plead for ‘correction’ of the many conspiracy theories that are disseminated on that […]

QOTD: The torpid moral character of the American left

[K]illing regimes can only sustain themselves if they are indulged by a nation’s elites: its press, its intellectuals, its political movements. And here we must confront the torpid moral character of the American left, which has been flaccid in the face of the drone killings, insensate to the mangled bodies, suffering and fragmented lives on […]

When Conspiracy is ‘the Norm’

Originally posted on Thought for Food:
Yesterday I watched an excellent presentation by Richard Dolan, author of UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973, and A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact at a 2008 Conspiracy Conference. We’re sometimes quick to dismiss, or at least…

The most secretive presidency in American history President Barack Obama speaks about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Feb. 28, 2014.Charles Dharapak‚—AP The administration cited national security concerns a record 8,496 times as an excuse for withholding information from the public, a 57% increase from the year before Barack Obama came to office […]

Blank Check for the Pentagon

WINSLOW T. WHEELER, COUNTERPUNCH The Pentagon’s current leadership and most on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees in Congress describe President Obama’s 2015 defense budget request as painfully austere, if not dangerously inadequate. The defense trade press is full of statements from generals, admirals and the other politicians from both political parties that there is […]


  Robert Reich   

CIA War Script

Another Mass Suspension of the Constitution

MANHUNT LEADS TO MASSIVE ROADBLOCK, WARRANTLESS CAR-TO-CAR SEARCHES Police “systematically checking the trunks and rear hatches” of cars in traffic.  (Source: Washington Post) ROCKVILLE, MD — Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects.  Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed […]

‘Not Me, You Idiot! Spy on THEM!’

DiFi draws a line “now it affects me!” Firedoglake For years there have been few more reliable excuse makers for the intelligence agencies snooping into your life than Dianne Feinstein. For example, two weeks ago. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) offered a full-throated defense of the government’s collection of data on billions of American phone calls, saying Wednesday […]

Try to recall those dark days before Snowden’s revelations

Chris Floyd Has it only been 10 months since Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations changed the world? Can you even remember what the world was like, before he gave 50,000 — no, 200,000 — no, wait, 2 million– secret documents to Glenn Greenwald: smoking guns that exposed Washington’s global surveillance state, which far outstripped the wildest, […]