Coder for CIA: Drone Targeting Software ‘Far From Ready’

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Still wondering if Facebook is a ripoff of ConnectU? That’s nothing. Software firms that developed the targeting systems of the CIA’s terrorist-killing Predator drones are locked in their own intellectual property battle. Their court case has at least an outside chance of halting a program the agency, the White House, …

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WikiLeaks: Funding blocked after blacklisting

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Whistle-blower WikiLeaks says its funding has been blocked and it has been targeted for financial warfare by the federal government, The Guardian, a British news organization, reported. Moneybookers, an Internet payment company registered in the United Kingdom that collects WikiLeaks donations, e-mailed WikiLeaks to say that it had shut down …

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Chicago suicide: Rising suicide numbers raise alarms in Chicago, suburbs

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By Karen Ann Cullotta, Special to the Tribune October 15, 2010 Just days after his son Ryan’s suicide, Richard Kirchhoff decided that his personal heartbreak would not remain a private matter. “Most people don’t like to say the S-word, which is part of the problem,” said Kirchhoff, a McHenry County …

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Burke Proposes Outsourcing Some City Work

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Produced by Hunter Clauss on Friday, October 15, 2010 The Chicago City Council is expected to begin its budget hearings next week, and Alderman Edward Burke, 14th, says he wants city officials consider outsourcing some administrative work. Burke says with the lagging economy, it makes sense to have some work …

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Bernanke says Fed ready to further stimulate the economy – latimes.com

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The Fed chairman suggests creating a program of buying U.S. Treasury bonds in an effort to drive down long-term interest rates. Still, it’s unknown how and when the central bank will take action. By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times October 15, 2010|7:34 a.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on …

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Relatives Insist T3 Accident Caused by Negligence, Bad Welding

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The family of a Chicago woman severely injured in an accident on the set of “Transformers 3” insists the incident was caused by negligence and faulty welding. Their assertion comes a day after officials from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration cleared Paramount Pictures of any wrongdoing. Gabriela Cedillo …

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Cityscapes: Durbin announces $4.25 million federal grant for Chicago-area regional plan

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A day after the unveiling of a long-term regional plan for the Chicago area, Sen. Dick Durbin on Thursday announced a $4.25 million federal grant that will go to the agency that prepared the plan. The plan, known as Go to 2040, was crafted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for …

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Concern raised about oversea absentee ballots

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October 14, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether military personnel overseas received Illinois absentee ballots in time for their votes to count. Ballots to military personnel and other Americans abroad were supposed to have been mailed by September 18. Now the U.S. Justice Department …

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Juvenile jail chief worried about ‘dirt bag’ workers

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October 13, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter ldonovan@suntimes.com The head of Cook County’s juvenile jail has sent a 911 letter to Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis, concerned troubled staffers at the West Side youth facility will make good on violent threats against bosses as layoffs loom there. The …

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Government Prepares To Seize Private Pensions

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Massive wealth confiscation program would replace 401(k) system with Social Security-run ponzi scheme Paul Joseph Watson Tuesday, October 12, 2010 The government is preparing to seize the private 401(k) pensions of millions of Americans while enforcing an additional 5 per cent payroll tax as part of a new bailout program …

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Another Reason I Stopped Reading the Chicago Sun-Times (and you should too)

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I had stopped buying the Chicago Sun-Times every day a few years ago. I had become so annoyed with the reasoning behind their endorsement picks, their misleading headlines, their injection of opinion into news stories, and statements so incorrect that an intelligent reader would believe their editorial board were high-ranking …

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Perfect conditions might lead to Marathon history

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Men’s record — only 1 year old — may fall again October 10, 2010 BY DALE BOWMAN Don’t expect Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya to repeat as champion of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon today. But with one of the strongest fields ever on the men's side, there’s a good …

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Government Licensing Internet

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Microsoft Proposal Opens Door For Government Licensing To Access Internet State should have power to block individual computers from connecting to world wide web, claims Charney A new proposal by a top Microsoft executive would open the door for government licensing to access the Internet, with authorities being empowered to …

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October Surprise: Terror Hysteria Recycled In Election Ploy

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Cynical stunt to frighten angry Americans into placing their trust back in government Paul Joseph Watson Monday, October 4, 2010 The establishment media is giving full court press to announcements from US and European authorities that airport lobbies are being targeted for terror attacks in a recycled version of the …

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