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At Least Know We're Free --- Fuck yah.

Soon after his capture, Mr. Khan said, interrogators waterboarded him twice, a contention that contradicts the Central Intelligence Agency’s claim that it had already named all detainees who were subjected to that practice. (The C.I.A. has denied that Mr. Khan was waterboarded.) As he was moved among a series of C.I.A.-operated “black sites” over the following months, Mr. Khan told his lawyers, the torture continued. He was beaten repeatedly. He was hung naked from a wooden beam for three days, shackled and starved. He was taken down once during that time to be submerged in an ice bath. Interrogators pushed his head under the water until he thought he would drown. He received what he called “violent enemas,” and was anally assaulted in a process the interrogators called “rectal feeding.”

“I wished they had killed me,”
Mr. Khan said.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/opinion/a-detainee-describes-more-cia-torture.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=1&assetType=opinion
http://www.eschatonblog.com/2015/06/at-least-know-were-free.html

Who scares YOU?




THIS is a guy who scares ME!
https://twitter.com/JoshuaHol/status/606869747720974336

Whoah! Former Chairman of Shell Oil Calls for Divestment from Fossil Fuels & Carbon Taxes

Fossil fuel divestment is rational, says former Shell chairman
By Damian Carrington

The former chairman of Shell has said that investors moving their money out of fossil fuel companies is a rational response to the industry’s “distressing” lack of progress on climate change.

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, who spent almost four decades at Shell and rose to be its chairman, also said the big oil and gas companies had been calling for a price to be put on CO2 emissions for 15 years but had done little to make it happen.

His striking remarks are the most supportive of divestment made by any senior figure in the fossil fuel business. They will also be chastening for Shell. The company is currently positioning itself to be part of the solution to climate change rather than part of the problem, but faces criticism of its Arctic and tar sands operations.




MORE:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/04/former-shell-chairman-advocates-fossil-fuel-divestment
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/06/1391072/-Whoah-Former-Chairman-of-Shell-Oil-Calls-for-Divestment-from-Fossil-Fuels-Carbon-Taxes

More than 100 years later.....

Pope vs. Santorum

Rugrats!


https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/606597055847526400

Same fools who think George W Bush is better than Obama also think Katrina happened in a magic time


https://twitter.com/Bipartisanism/status/606616474883530753

Victim's Sister to Hastert: ‘I want you to know your secret didn’t die in there with my brother.'

Reinhold died in 1995, and his sister Jolene described being enraged when Hastert showed up at the funeral:

I was just there just trying to bite my tongue thinking that blood was coming out because I was just… So after he had gone through the line I followed him out into the parking lot of the funeral home,” Jolene said. “I said, ‘I want to know why you did what you did to my brother.’ And he just stood there and stared at me. He didn’t say, ‘What are you talking about?’ you know, , ‘What? I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ He just stood there and stared at me.'

“Then I just continued to say, ‘I want you to know your secret didn’t die in there with my brother. And I want you to remember that I’m out here and that I know.’ And again, he just stood there and he did not say a word.”


http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-alleged-dennis-hastert-sex-abuse-victim-named/story?id=31530828



“He damaged Steve, I think, more than any of us will ever know,” she told the morning show.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/05/dennis-hastert-alleged-abuse-victims-sister-fbi-interview?CMP=twt_gu

Man learns amazing lesson in irony after mocking Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘bravery’ in viral Facebook post

Terry Coffey, of Salem, posted a black-and-white photo Monday night that appears to show a World War II soldier trudging through mud carrying on his back an apparently wounded soldier who is firing a pistol:

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207205538076300&set=a.1556334427812.2074903.1218754797&type=1&fref=nf

In a follow-up post Tuesday, Coffey said he had conducted a quick image search online and simply chose one that fit his words, but he decided after the post went viral to identify the photographer so he could credit his work.

“In an ironic twist, I have discovered that the photo is part of a documentary created by a man who was beaten nearly to death outside of a bar in 2000,” Coffey posted.

The photographer, Mark Hogancamp, spent nine days in a coma and suffered severe brain damage and other injuries, Coffey learned.

Hogancamp coped with his pain afterward by creating an imaginary world set in World War II – where he created the image that went viral years later – but Coffey was gobsmacked by something else he learned.

“Why was he nearly beaten to death by 5 strangers?” Coffey asked. “Because he was a cross-dresser.”


more:
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/man-learns-amazing-lesson-in-irony-after-mocking-caitlyn-jenners-bravery-in-viral-facebook-post/#.VXBjZe_X5aQ.facebook

Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border

Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border
By CHARLIE SAVAGE, JULIA ANGWIN, JEFF LARSON and HENRIK MOLTKEJUNE 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified N.S.A. documents.

In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, without a warrant and on American soil, for data linked to computer intrusions originating abroad — including traffic that flows to suspicious Internet addresses or contains malware, the documents show.

The Justice Department allowed the agency to monitor only addresses and “cybersignatures” — patterns associated with computer intrusions — that it could tie to foreign governments. But the documents also note that the N.S.A. sought to target hackers even when it could not establish any links to foreign powers.

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The disclosures, based on documents provided by Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor, and shared with The New York Times and ProPublica, come at a time of unprecedented cyberattacks on American financial institutions, businesses and government agencies, but also of greater scrutiny of secret legal justifications for broader government surveillance.



the rest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/us/hunting-for-hackers-nsa-secretly-expands-internet-spying-at-us-border.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region
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