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Chris Christie’s Luxurious Trips Under Scrutiny

Christie keeps remarks in U.K. brief a day after vaccine comments: — Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) February 3, 2015 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing new scrutiny due to a report in the New York Times detailing how Christie and his family took lavish trips paid for by wealthy interests and taxpayers. Some [...]

U.S. Says Details of Aid to Afghan Army Now a Secret, from Americans at Least

The U.S. military decided it will no longer release facts and figures about America’s costly effort to assist Afghan security forces. (As this goes online, the military has announced, having been called out, that it is backtracking on parts of the classification) Information that has been made public for the past 12 years is now [...]

The Roundup

Good day folks! International Politics Overall - The editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a major German newspaper, admitted he wrote stories for the CIA and other journalists in West do the exact same thing to push for war. - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel could be a mediator in talks between Ukraine and Russia - An interview with [...]

Over Easy: This and that and snow

Having escaped most of the hard core snow this year, we did get pretty dumped on in NE Ohio the last couple of days. And the Climate Prediction site says the cold we have been experiencing for the last month or so will continue continue for at least the next month or so. Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: Hooked on Music

Pat Travers - Hooked on Music Toronto rocker Pat Travers has a new album coming out; Retro Rocket...

Judge Recommends Suppression of Evidence FBI Agents Obtained by Impersonating Internet Repairmen

A federal magistrate judge has recommended that evidence FBI agents obtained by impersonating internet repairmen be suppressed. The agents failed to disclose to another federal magistrate judge that they would be employing a "DSL disruption...Show More Summary

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Reacts to How Loretto Handled a Prison Guard’s Suicide

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who has been serving a prison sentence at the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written a letter reporting that a correctional officer committed suicide in January. How the prison officials handled the death stood in stark contrast to the treatment prisoners experience when an inmate dies or an inmate [...]

Hagel Floats Sending More Troops To Iraq

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Says We May Need To Send Troops Back To #Iraq #EndlessWar — MintPress News (@MintPressNews) February 1, 2015 Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has floated the idea of sending even more US troops to Iraq. Though there are already set to be approximately 4,500 troops in Iraq to [...]

Freedumb Update: Texas Lawmaker Says Muslims Should Pledge Allegiance to U.S.

And then there are those days that challenge even a First Amendment/Free Speech absolutist like me. Freedom Fighter and uneducated state legislator Molly White (could her last name be any more appropriate?), pictured, couldn’t be in Austin, Texas to celebrate Texas Muslim Capitol Day. But she left instructions (on her Facebook page!) for the staff [...]

US May Step Deeper Into Ukraine Quagmire

US says sanctions against Russia could be extended over escalation of violence in #Ukraine — BBC News US (@BBCNewsUS) January 28, 2015 Violently overthrowing the democratically elected president of Ukraine is proving to have been more of a mistake with each passing day. The US’ West Ukraine allies – engaging in what one [...]

The Roundup

New month, same morning roundup! International Politics Overall - It is so easy for the words of Islamophobes to be accepted without question on how terrorists are just following Islam. The reality is these terrorist groups originate from the consequences of imperialism. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have made another mistake by coming to talk [...]

Over Easy: Fukushima Update

Good Morning All! The 10? of snow predicted for us when I went home Friday turned into cold rain and melted all the snow we had remaining. Forcaster’s are red faced, they started walking the snow totals down right after I looked at the forecast. By Saturday morning we were at 5?, by Saturday evening [...]

The Super Bowl: Football, Food and…Fracking Ads

American Petroleum Institute Ad for Super Bowl XILIX by Katherine Cirullo Super Bowl commercials are famous for being the most expensive ad buys of the year. These commercials are designed to persuade by using tactics that tug at our heartstrings, make us laugh or promise a better life. The oil and gas industry is no [...]

Mexico Believes It Can Replace Venezuelan Oil

Mexico economics secretary suggests it will compete against Venezuela, as a supplier of oil.

Jordan Davis Documentary ’3 1/2 Minutes’ Wins Special Jury Prize for Social Impact at Sundance 2015

On November 23, 2012 (Black Friday), Jordan Russell Davis and his friends (Leland Brunson, Tommie Stornes, and Tevin Thompson) pulled into a Gate Gas Station in Jacksonville, Florida at 7:30 PM, to purchase gum and cigarettes. ThreeShow More Summary

Camera Work:Taking Stock

The first question I ask myself, is “what have you learned? The next, What have you done with what you have learned? Of course neither answer is static, that is, no discrete answer. Rather, it is dynamic and most likely, non-linear.

Sunday Talking Heads: February 1, 2015

Putting this up later than usual, I know. But bringing this regular feature back for the Lake. Topic du jour appears to be 2016 presidential politics (minus Democrats because the media is counting on everyone to fall in line and let Hillary Clinton have the nomination). Or, Terror in Middle East. WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:00 am – [...]

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