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CIA Intervention in Ukraine Has Been Taking Place for Decades

Almost totally lost in the reporting on the Ukraine crisis is the fact the CIA had an active program of covert intervention into Ukraine for nearly seven decades. The history of that intervention is not being examined by any side in this conflict because it is tied up with the Cold War and the political fallout of the fall of the Soviet Union. Show More Summary

Sunday Talking Heads: August 10, 2014

The three big topics are Iraq, Ebola, and the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation.

Late Late Night FDL: Hippety Hopper

Hippety Hopper. This Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon was released on November 19, 1949.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Burial Deposits

Many of the finds from ancient cultures are discovered in burial sites.   As we discussed in comments last week, there are significant finds associated with the discoveries of tombs and their treasures, and some of the rituals are being...Show More Summary

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Antonia Fraser

Lady Antonia Fraser has won awards for some of her non-fiction as well as fiction works. Much of her non-fiction work is on various members of English and other royal families. Kings and Queens of England, Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King, The Wives of Henry the VIII, and King James VI of Scotland and I of England for just a sample.

Tears of Gaza

An extraordinary, internationally acclaimed documentary about impact of the 2008 Gaza bombings on civilians and children, by filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rivera Sun, The Dandelion Insurrection: Love and Revolution (novel)

Be kind. Be connected. Be unafraid. With these three simple tenets, Rivera Sun envisions a peaceful, nonviolent revolution springing from a near future United States just a little bit more repressive than the one we live in today. The seeds of The Dandelion Insurrection are all around us in our world today.

Missile Defense – Alive and Well, and Eyeing Ohio

Here are two questions you will not often hear from your average American: How large a threat is Iran’s fictional ICBM arsenal, and what is the Pentagon doing to protect us from this imaginary threat? I am pleased to report our government is working on the answers. They are, in order, “worryingly grave” and “send more money and we’ll get back to you.”

Back in Iraq, Jack

President Obama may want us to sympathize with patriotic torturers, he may turn on whistleblowers like a flesh-eating zombie, he may have lost all ability to think an authentic thought, but I will say this for him: He knows how to mark the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin fraud like a champion.

The Dandelion Insurrection – love and revolution (novel) – Book Salon Preview, Kit O’Connell Hosts

"In a time that looms around the corner of today, under a gathering storm of tyranny, Zadie Byrd Gray whirls into the life of small town reporter Charlie Rider and asks him to become the voice of the Dandelion Insurrection. With the rallying cry of life, liberty, and love, Zadie and Charlie fly across America leaving a wake of revolution in their path. "

DOJ and Treasury Schooled by College Athletes

First it was former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Coulter and his football teammates taking a chunk out of the NCAA, and yesterday it was former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon and 19 other former college players. TheyShow More Summary

Come Saturday Morning: The GOP’s War on the Waitstaff Redux – Extra Special Rick Berman Edition

Ho-hum. Another big story broken by Bluestem that gets hijacked by certain local media lackeys without credit. We've seen this movie before. This instance involves a new wrinkle in the Republican Party of Minnesota's continuing War on...Show More Summary

Pull Up a Chair: Coulrophobia

Are you creeped out by clowns? There’s a word for that, Coulrophobia: “Extreme or irrational fear of clowns.” Here’s how it happened to Jordan Gaines…

Late Night: The Roundup

- The Institute for Economics and Peace released their Global Peace Index for 2014 where contemporary times are the "most peaceful century in human history." In addition, Iceland was found to be the mots peaceful country. - Where isShow More Summary

Colbert Swallows the Hill-Pill

After a long day of anti-comedy at work I sat down determined to be info-tained by watching the comedy news. The Daily Show had ended but I consoled myself that I was not too late for the Colbert Report (better show, anyhow). I turned...Show More Summary

The Monkey Selfie

There’s a controversy brewing over a photo that made the rounds in 2011, one of several photos taken by a Macaque nigra (crested black Macaque) monkey. David Slater, an award-winning nature photographer, was in a national park in Indonesia, and left his camera unattended, and apparently a Macaque monkey wandered over and took this hilarious selfie.

#SaveOurYazidi (in Iraq)

Once upon a time placing America's service people in harm's way, spending America's money and laying America's credibility on the line required at least the pretext that some national interest was at stake. Not any more. Anytime some...Show More Summary

Disaster at the Mount Polley Mine (BC): Update

As reported previously, the tailings pond dam at the Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia was breached creating an ecological disaster that threatens up to two million sockeye salmon just coming up the Fraser River to spawn. Here is an update.

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