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Over Easy

Good morning. Seems Over Easy has gone missing this moring, so I’ll put this up as a place to gather and chat. I see that Toronto ex-Mayor Rob Ford is auctioning his tie from the crack cocaine confession on eBay! The UK man behind ISIS beheadings has been publicly identified. The FCC is to vote [...]

Late Night FDL: Diggin’ Up The Dirt

FM - Digging Up the Dirt Canadian rockers FM have a new album coming out, Heroes and Villains...

3 Easy Steps to Change the Media’s Views on War & Torture

These days I’m like Mr. Spock in the dark, parallel universe of Star Trek. I see our leadership going down the wrong path regarding the use of war and torture. It’s an illogical, fear-based path, and it’s presented as the only alternative.

Chicago Police’s ‘Black Site’: Shackled for Long Periods, Denied Access to Toilets & Lawyer

The Chicago Police Department have denied that they operate a “black site” or secret interrogation facility, where people arrested have been abused and denied access to lawyers. But a previously published account of detention by a 66 year-old grandfather, who was arrested in a raid prior to the NATO summit in May 2012, calls into [...]

A Jury convicted Eddie Ray Routh in the American Sniper trial because he knew right from wrong

Insanity is a legal definition, not a mental illness. In order to satisfy the legal test, a person must have a mental disease or defect and be unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Any effort to conceal the commission of a crime or to deny responsibility for it constitutes evidence that the person knew he or she did something wrong. Show More Summary

Former NSA Director’s Favorite Blogger Was Invited to Give Constitution Day Speech at NSA

The National Security Agency marked Constitution Day in September by inviting one of the United States national security state’s most favorite bloggers, Benjamin Wittes, who is the editor-in-chief of Lawfare, to give a speech. The address was made even more remarkable by the fact that Wittes had intended to post his unclassified speech soon after but was [...]

Politico Sidelines Labor Reporter After Union Drive

Veteran labor reporter Mike Elk has been sidelined by his publication, Politico, shortly after pushing to unionize the workforce there. According to report in the Daily Caller, Elk has been banned from the DC office. Elk has not had his name on a byline since January despite there being ample opportunities for him to use [...]

Pentagon Inspector General Ignored & Rejected NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake’s Claims of Retaliation

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake has learned that the Pentagon Inspector General’s Office has rejected his whistleblower retaliation complaint, which he filed after the Justice Department’s prosecution against him collapsed. As part of...Show More Summary

The Roundup

Apologies for the site being down again folks. Let’s hope that was the last of it. International Politics Overall - John Kerry informally criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies after saying the deal with Iran cannot be scrutinized before it advances - Meanwhile, an official from the European Union said a deal with Iran [...]

Over Easy: Around the World

Welcome to Thursday's Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon's Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn't cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.

Late Night: Suzy Creamcheese

Suzy Creamcheese was supposed to be the definitive 1960s female rock band groupy and was actually kind of a periferal hanger on to th Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. And number of girls actually took the name. In the early 1960s, Suzy Zeiger, nicknamed Suzy Creamcheese,[1] was a peripheral member of the retinue of Frank Zappa and [...]

Department Of Homeland Security Under Shutdown Threat

The Department of Homeland Security has been caught in the crossfire between the White House and Republican members of Congress over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. House Republicans combined funding with DHS andShow More Summary

The Roundup

Good morning! International Politics Overall - Gallup: Fifty-nine percent of Americans say the U.S. is the world’s top military, which is up from 53 percent last year - Attorney Michael Ratner talks to The Real News on the case against the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority in the U.S. on their role in Israel. The folks in the trial [...]

Over Easy: Killing the messenger

I think from the first humans began to communicate in something other than grunts, they have not been fond of those who bare bad tidings. Indeed Socrates was put to death for questioning the wisdom of some of his contemporaries. An entire religion was formed over what one man was killed for saying. A religion [...]

Late Night FDL: Glory

John Legend and Common Performing 'Glory from Selma' 2015 Oscars | 87th Academy Awards

Hundreds of Top Secret Documents from World’s Spy Agencies Leaked

Al Jazeera English and The Guardian have published top secret documents, which are part of a trove of cables, dossiers and other files from some of the world’s major spy agencies that were leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The first set of revelations primarily stem from documents from Mossad and South African intelligence. After [...]

You Cannot Fix Stupid

Yee Gods! Hide the women and children. You can’t fix stupid.

Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

What does the Democratic Party stand for? No one seems to know, not even Democrats according to a recent report published by the Democratic National Committee. The report, authored by a group within the DNC called the Democratic Victory Task Force, states that “It is strongly believed that the Democratic Party is loosely understood as [...]

White House ‘Rewriting’ Afghanistan Withdrawal Agreement

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) And the lipstick comes off the pig. After the White House spent months promoting a false narrative about getting out of Afghanistan – with its usual enablers in the corporate media – the truth has become [...]

The Roundup

May Clark Terry rest in peace. International Politics Overall - Secretary of State John Kerry: Russia’s actions are unacceptable and we will implement more sanctions - Meanwhile, Kerry said talks between Iran and the P5+1 are not imminent as there is more to discuss - Natasha Lennard: “As we fight anti-Semitism, we need to fight other kinds of discrimination, too” [...]

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