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Connecticut Man1
Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 4:29pm

Michael Whitney at FDL is running the twitter feed from Jane Hamsher, right now, who was being harrased by the military at Quantico along with David House, They were there with the required visitor's pass to meet with the the alleged leaker of #cablegate, Bradley Manning, to Wikileaks in order to deliver a petition concerning Manning's treatment:

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luaptifer
Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:01pm

Remember when Frank Schaeffer sounded the alarm with a campaign to StopDomesticTerror.com ?

I do. And I remember composing my thoughts for the story that forced me to question whether my rhetorical approach was too strong:

StopDomesticTerror.com - Murdered MDs? Presidential assassination? Hangings? Military coups? What's next?

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MichaelCollins
Monday, January 10, 2011 - 6:33am
Connecticut Man1
Monday, December 20, 2010 - 2:03pm

Because, I am certain they will tell you, it'll be good for you if they slash Social Security and eliminate Medicare and Medicaid::

House GOP: Cut Gov't Spending By 20 Percent Despite Economic Impact

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The GOP plan to cut federal spending to 2008 levels appeals to the conservative base, because it predates big s...read more

luaptifer
Monday, December 13, 2010 - 6:12pm
Connecticut Man1
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 6:48pm

For now...

It is sad that they don't even have enough of a spine to talk about this. Not rationally nor irrationally, as is their tendency these days, they would rather just muzzle any debates on the world that has long since passed them by.

"With the failed cloture vote to end the filibuster of the Defense Authorization bill -- which in essence killed a vote on repealing "don't ask, don't tell," Joe Lieberman has ...read more

Unenergy
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 11:24pm

Re-Posted from Dailykos with permission from StrandedWind

I don't even recall who it was, but someone tweeted about the Knight Foundation News Challenge, and I favorited it for later inspection.

I finally got around to looking at it a few days before it ended and I was kicking myself - last year they gave grants between $75,000 and $400,000 for people who had idea...read more

Connecticut Man1
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 1:21pm

It only took a few paragraphs in to Salon's critique of the NY Times' handling of revelations - more specifically, the NY Times' exclusion of revelations - in wikileak's #cablegate  to begin to wonder about Obama's action, as well, and the meaning of it:

Reports of Iran-North Korea cooperation may be flawed

One of the first revelations in the WikiLeaks cables archive, first reported in a read more

Connecticut Man1
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:04pm

In case you think Body Scanners are going away anytime soon... It ain't just Michael Chertoff on the lobbyist gravy train for this:

Airport body-scanner manufacturers armed for K Street battle

Companies like L-3 Communications, the defense contractor, are providing several of the scanners under a nearly $165 million TSA contract won earlier this year, are well-prepared for the fight.

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