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A Look at the Essential Navy SEAL Books of the Global War on Terrorism

The Only Easy Day was Yesterday -- Navy SEAL Saying With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind. Show More Summary

No, Torture Didn’t “Work”

It’s not surprising that John Yoo dismisses the Senate’s report and remains convinced that torture got us bin Laden: The Feinstein report alleges that other sources had already provided the name of the courier independently. But the CIA’s rebuttal — signed by Obama’s appointee Director John Brennan — makes clear this information “was insufficient to […]

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The Senate Report is clear: Torture didn't catch bin Laden.

This Mind-Boggling Profile Of Osama Bin Laden Came Out 21 Years Ago

This article from Dec. 6, 1993, by Robert Fisk of The Independent, titled, "Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace," is stunning to consider 20 years later. Osama bin Laden, fresh off the US-backed mujahadin's victory over Russia in 1989, flew his men, materials and money down to Sudan, ostensibly to start public works projects. Show More Summary

Torture report: Harsh tactics didn't net bin Laden

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

A Senate report says harsh CIA interrogations did not lead to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Amy Steele – The Wolves (Kartell Remix)

2 weeks agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

Terrific synth laden futuristic r&b remix of Amy Steele from the Parisian Kartell. Gently weaving the London-based vocalist’s silky hooks over a sensual jazzy groove, this is one for the bedroom playlist.

'Torture Report': Did Harsh Interrogations Help Catch Osama Bin Laden?

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The Senate Intelligence Committee found that the detainee that provided key information did so before he was submitted to enhanced interrogation. The CIA questions that account.

The Fight Over The Hunt For Bin Laden

The release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report into the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation program is rekindling the fight over the use of controversial tactics in the hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, even as it sheds new light on the hunt for the al Qaeda leader. The long-delayed Senate report…

Senate Torture Report: No, Bin Laden Was Not Found Because of CIA Torture

After Osama bin Laden was killed by US special operations forces, the pro-torture CIA crowd pointed to the raid as evidence that human rights-abusing questioning can produce essential intelligence. And this debate was revived when the film Zero Dark Thirty implied the same point. Show More Summary

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Turned 'Shake It Off' into a Bubbly Showtune

This weekend was the annual Trevor Project benefit concert and, to honor the occasion, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson performed a prance-y, vibrato laden cover of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." Read more...

Why Facebook Forces A Bunch Of Its Engineers To Use Terrible, Low-End Phones

You might not expect to find many flip phones in the high-tech and free-food laden Facebook offices, but your expectations would be wrong. Facebook is creating a special lab filled with low-end Android smartphones,"crappy old flip phones,"...Show More Summary

The Incredible History Of The Navy SEALs, America's Most Elite Warriors

One of America's elite special operations units was back in the spotlight when a SEAL claiming to be the "trigger man" who killed Osama bin Laden in May of 2011 decided to reveal his identity on a Fox News special last month. A recent...Show More Summary

REPORT: White House Delay Cost Yemeni Hostage Rescue Mission to Fail (Video)

Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions, before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission… after a sixteen hour delay. In August 2014 Barack Obama delayed a rescue mission for James … Continue reading ?

Hillary in 2016? Not so Fast

Hillary's early 2015 announcement for the upcoming bid for the White House is changing from a bullet train into a heavily laden freight train which may yet derail.

Man Crush Monday: Chris Pratt Edition!

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Chris Pratt is so cool, he gets to motorbike with velociraptors. He's the perfect husband, the perfect father, a Guardian of the Galaxy, and helped bring down bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty (Amurrrrica!). So, yes, he is our definition of the ultimate man. Forget dinosaurs, can we clone him? Is his DNA trapped in amber somewhere?! [...]

The Last of the 'First SEALs': New Book Captures Their Hidden War

The shots fired by members of SEAL Team Six which killed Osama Bin Laden were the combination of tactics and technology pioneered seventy years ago by men like Frank Monteleone, who is now one of the last of the first World War II SEALs. Show More Summary

Simple Food Hacks That Turn Tiresome Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Exciting New Dishes

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

Every Thanksgiving, many households in America are laden with leftovers from the day’s feast that will eventually grow tiresome. Luckily, BuzzFeed has put together “5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks“, a handy set of simple food hacks that utilize those very same leftovers and turns them into exciting new dishes. For example, with just a few […]

The Night a Fleet of Tory Snake-oil Tankers Sailed into Rochester...and Sank.

I wondered how our neutered, bootlicking, pro-government media would manage to turn David Cameron’s devastating personal and political defeat in Rochester into a disaster for Red Ed. Piles of money, tankers laden with snake-oil, five visits by the Prime Minister...

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