Report: Pakistan Army to Invade North Waziristan... →
Pakistan’s Daily Times, a newspaper with close ties to the ruling Zardari government, is citing anonymous reports from officials claiming that the Pakistani military is going to begin the long-demanded invasion of North Waziristan early next week. The report suggests that this week’s invasion of a portion of South Waziristan is linked to the planned operation, and that they will likely move...
RNC Convention Workers Being Paid Below Minimum... →
The Huffington Post News Editors, huffingtonpost.com TAMPA, Fla. — During these past four days at the RNC convention, janitors have worked around the clock picking up after delegates, conservative stars like Ann Coulter and Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), and the thousands of reporters in…
Obama DOJ Closes Probe into Detainee Homicides →
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department has closed an investigation into the deaths of two detainees held, interrogated, and allegedly tortured by the CIA, sealing the Obama administration’s legacy of impunity for Bush-era torture and prisoner abuse. Mr. Holder said no charges will be brought “because the admissible evidence would not be sufficient to obtain...
thepoliticalfreakshow: US shut down criminal probe of controversial Arizona sheriff Arpaio; no charges filed - @azcentral http://t.co/po3NaMEW
…I was listening to Romney’s stump speech about debt. You know, he came up with...– Matt Taibbi (via azspot)
When people give speeches, not every fact is absolutely accurate.– Former NYC mayor RUDY GIULIANI, trying to explain why Paul Ryan’s remarks during the RNC weren’t, um, absolutely accurate. Tampa. Home of facepalm trees. (via The Daily Show)
Study: Black Defendants Are At Least 30% More... →
Election 2012 and the media: a vast rightwing... →
The election process is where American politicians go to be venerated and glorified, all based on trivial personality attributes that have zero relationship to what they do with their power, but which, by design, convinces Americans that they’re blessed to be led by people with such noble and sterling character, no matter how much those political figures shaft them. (Wednesday, President Obama,...
Trans women to benefit from Peruvian scholarship... →
A coalition of Peruvian LGBT groups have started Beca Trans, a scholarship program for transgender women. The Homosexual Movement of Lima (MHOL), one of Latin America’s leading LGBT organizations started in 1982, has teamed up with AIDS group Vía Libre and the Runa Institute of Gender Studies and Development (RUNA) to offer 45 transgender women the opportunity to complete their studies. ‘Trans...
Did Mitt Romney call America a company today? →
motherjones: Spoiler: yep.
The reason I write so little about the presidential election is that it’s the...– Election 2012 and the media: a vast rightwing conspiracy of stupid | Glenn Greenwald (via theamericanbear)
'Massacre': Scores of Amazon Indigenous Tribe... →
As many as 80 Yanomami Indians have been killed in a “massacre” carried out by unauthorized gold miners from Brazil, leaving charred remains of a community and polluted rivers in its wake. Survival International, a London-based groups that works for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide, says that the massacre took place in July but news of the event is only coming to light now due to the...
Former soldier jailed for hanging severed pig's...
ihateteachers: Simon Parkes, 45, was left angered at a television news report on Armistice Day in 2010, which showed Muslim extremists burning poppies during a demonstration in London. Two nights later Parkes, and an accomplice who has not been brought before the court, arrived outside Masjidul Falah mosque in Cheltenham, Glos, with hoods over their faces. They tied the pig’s head to the...
In working on my book, I went to Rwanda in 2004 to interview women who had borne...– “The Legitimate Children of Rape” - Andrew Solomon on the historical relationship between rape and pregnancy: http://nyr.kr/RsAKyQ (via newyorker)
MSU Student Knocked Unconscious, Mouth Stapled... →
pendarkspoliticalpage: From the story: “EAST LANSING (WWJ) - A Michigan State University student is recovering after he was beaten up and had his mouth stapled shut during what investigators are categorizing as a brutal hate crime. Zachary Tennen, a 19-year-old sophomore in MSU’s journalism program, said he was at a house party on the 500 block of Spartan Avenue early Sunday morning when two...
An empty chair. Less Clint Eastwood's metaphor...
The objective of the predatory super-rich and their political handmaidens is to...– Revolt of the Rich (via azspot)
theamericanbear: thepoliticalfreakshow: Update: Several dead, including gunman, in New Jersey supermarket shootout - @NBCNewYork http://t.co/nCOnWijd _________________________ Several people are dead, including the gunman, after a shootout in a New Jersey supermarket Friday morning, sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York. Authorities were called to the Pathmark on Route 9...
Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens...
statedept: Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 27, 2012 The Department of State encourages all U.S. citizens overseas to vote, and offers non-partisan assistance online and through our embassies and consulates around the world. U.S. citizens can now request their blank ballots electronically. Depending on your state or county, you can get your ballot by email, fax,...
yobaba: When you go from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan to W. to Palin to Bachmann to Newt to Mitt, it must be difficult to believe in evolution.
I thought reaching into the pockets of U.S. smartphone users and annoying them...– Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes. Here’s an app that should be in every single American’s phone so that there is an awakening in the collective conscience of the country. Too bad Apple rejected it. Why? Because it lacks the basic guts to simply update you on American foreign policy...
Science cannot be stopped. Man will gather knowledge no matter what the...– Linus Pauling (via kateoplis)
wretchedoftheearth: alldolleddown: What is it?: A day for Ally allies to support the trials of Allies, who for too long have struggled to meet the basic standards of human decency. When is it: Apparently every day. What can I do?: We’re still working on getting the bracelets, but until then you can plaster this flag onto every available space: In honor of Ally Day, we are also holding an...
Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 in job... →
Romney was a prime mover in the radical social and political transformation that...– Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital (via azspot)