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‘Illegal Psyop’ Neither Illegal Nor Psyop, General’s Lawyer Ruled

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The accusation was explosive and unambiguous: A top general in Afghanistan used illegal “information operations” to influence visiting U.S. Senators. But military documents obtained by Danger Room show that at least one Army lawyer deemed the work legal. What’s more, the alleged information operator’s bosses repeatedly told him that he …

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High Court Revives Mom’s Suit Over Ford Windows

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(CN) – The Supreme Court on Monday vacated a decision that found Ford Motor did not have to face a wrongful death suit over its failure to use the safest materials available. Coming on the heels of a decision Wednesday that found Mazda could be sued for choosing to fit …

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Illinois Review: Duffy proposes red light camera ban

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State Senator Dan Duffy R-Barrington has been a vocal opponent of red light cameras for a while. Now he’s stepped up his opposition to proposing a ban on red light cameras statewide, and has been successful in getting two Democratic Senators to sign on — State Senator Kwame Raoul, who …

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Jeff Mangum Live at The Schoolhouse

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I first heard about the show just hours beforehand via a text from a pretty good looking bro, who asked me for details about the “NMH thing”. I had no idea what this dude was talking about, so I went out with a different, equally good looking bro and got …

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Woman: I was kicked out of bar for being pregnant

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by Lisa Black – Jan. 11, 2011 06:38 PM Chicago Tribune CHICAGO – Michelle Lee was catching up with friends at a nightspot near her parents’ home when a bouncer pulled her aside. “Can I ask you a personal question?” Lee recalled him asking. “Are you pregnant?” She responded yes …

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Gabrielle Giffords – Why Was She Targeted?

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Looking at her view on the following issues doesn’t make a lot of sense that she would be a targeted by a nutcase who was opposing the government. Energy Giffords strongly supports renewable energy, in particular solar energy, as a top public policy priority.[35] In September 2007 she published a …

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Romania: Witches must pay taxes

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Romania tries to tackle its recession by forcing its witches to pay income taxes. Published: January 5, 2011 21:23 ET in Europe A man watches pedestrians walking down a street May 10, 2001 in Sighisoara, Romania. Located in the heart of Transylvania, Sighisoara was the birthplace of Vlad Dracula “The …

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Chicago parking-meter rates will go up on Jan. 2

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Come Jan. 2, it may be even less worth it for many Chicagoans already seeing red over the city’s parking rates, which are among the highest in the country. On Sunday, the third of five scheduled annual rate hikes will begin, according to Chicago Parking Meters LLC., which took over …

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Corrupt Christmas Season In Illinois

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“ln Roman times, when a fellow tried to bribe a public official, they would cut off his nose, him in a bag with a wild animal, and throw that bag in the river.” – The Untouchables (1987) From that quote, you can guess what my position is on corruption. So …

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EPA sets deadlines for pipeline spill cleanup

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December 18, 2010 10:07 AM The EPA order issued Friday requires the companies to develop plans to finish the cleanup and restoration of the spill area. EPA officials say the spill is near wetlands that house several endangered species. Federal officials say about 21,000 gallons of oil were released in …

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Former CIA intelligence analyst: The Fourth Estate is dead

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The Empire is ‘being threatened by a slingshot in the form of a computer’ Nathan Diebenow Raw Story Traditional lines of communication between the people and the press have fallen into such disrepair in America that a whole new approach is necessary to challenge the military-industrial-governmental complex, according to a …

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Feds: Va. Tech broke law in ’07 shooting response

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Dec 10 08:41 AM US/Eastern By DENA POTTER RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal education officials have found Virginia Tech broke the law when it waited two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose, too late to save 30 students and faculty who went to class …

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Anonymous recruits Wikileaks ‘data army’

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The data war between companies that have refused to do business with Wikileaks and the online activists keen to defend it is getting more intense. The tool through which attacks are carried out against websites perceived to be anti-Wikileaks has now been downloaded more than 31,000 times. Security experts warned …

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Are government workers overpaid?

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You know that government employee compensation is a crushing problem when even President Barack Obama dropped a pay freeze bomb on federal employees. Under it, some 2.1 million federal civilian workers would be frozen out of an expected average 1.4 percent pay increase in 2011 and whatever largesse scheduled for …

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