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Monday, December 17

17.Dec.2012 - Anonymous Vows to Destroy Westboro Baptist Church, and many more articles, videos, views, and a documentary on Satanism

Anonymous vows to ‘destroy’ Westboro Baptist Church over Sandy Hook picket plans
A Westboro Baptist Church member pickets a Jewish synagogue in Los Angeles on June 19, 2009. Photo: Flickr user k763, creative commons licensed.
“Your impact and cause is hazardous to the lives of millions and you fail to see the wrong in promoting the deaths of innocent people,” an “Anonymous” video featuring a computerized voice says over ominous music. “You are self-appointed servants of God who rewrite the words of his sacred scripture to adhere to your prejudice. Your hatred supersedes your faith, and you use faith to promote your hatred.”

“Did We Just Kill a Kid?”: Drone Operator Who Killed Afghan Child Can't Sleep After Waging War Miles Away

The German publication Der Spiegel shines light on how drones are having an effect on the soldiers back home controlling them.

5 Lies the Gun Lobby Tells Youmerica's seems to be in for another debate over gun regulation after the slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 27 (mostly children) dead. So it's worth reviewing five made against regulating gun ownership in the United States:

Three Progressive Ways to Reduce Medicare Costs
orporate lobbyists and their allies on Capitol Hill have a terrible new idea: hiking the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. This would save the federal government about $5.7 billion a year, butcost seniors $11.4 billion over the same period.

Dangerous food additive
Brominated vegetable oil

What happens when citizens can't defend themselves

"Gun Control" in the Soviet Union

Israel lobby boasts of role blocking presentation by Veolia opponents in London’s Hackney Council
No to Veolia Action Group has been campaigning for two years to keep Israeli occupation profiteer Veolia at bay in a multi-billion pound waste management tender in north London. UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk recently lent his support by urging the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) not to award the contracts to Veolia “due to its deep and ongoing complicity with Israeli violations of international law.”

Freedom Of The Press Foundation Launches To Support WikiLeaks, Increase Transparency
Increased government scrutiny and criticism from lawmakers prompted several companies, including MasterCard, Visa and PayPal, to stop processing donations to the non-profit organization. WikiLeaks eventually suspended publication due to the “bank blockade.”

The Right to Know

In December 2010, WikiLeaks started publishing a selection of leaked U.S. State Department cables through the New York Times, the Guardian, and other traditional media, opening a deep crack in the thickening wall of secrecy that has been forming worldwide around the internal processes of democracy since 9/11. They helped catalyze the "Arab Spring." They struck a blow for the right of citizens everywhere to know what is being done in our names. And they thoroughly freaked out the U.S. Government, sending it into a security spasm of Cold War proportions.

10 Girls Dead Following Deadly Blast in Afghanistan

As US mourns 20 children killed in gun massacre amid calls for greater gun control, landmine blast leaves Afghans mourning

Building a Nonviolent Culture After Newtown

The December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. that left 28 people dead — including 20 children — has sent shock waves through our society. It penetrated the elaborate defenses that we as individuals and as a culture have erected to live with the internal contradictions of the bargain we have made to both oppose and embrace violence. Occasionally reality exposes and trumps the cognitive dissonance of this uneasy but deeply embedded arrangement.

How the US Intelligence Community Came Out of the Shadows

Weren’t those the greatest of days if you were in the American spy game?  Governments went down in Guatemala and Iran thanks to you.  In distant Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam, what a role you played!  And even that botch-up of an invasion in Cuba was nothing to sneeze at.  In those days, unfortunately, you -- particularly those of you in the CIA -- didn’t get the credit you deserved.

Gaza is no Longer Occupied. Really?

The Visible Government
How the U.S. Intelligence Community Came Out of the Shadows

Counter-terrorism Agency: Every Citizen a Suspect

Regulations recently signed into effect by Attorney General Eric Holder allow the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to monitor records of citizens for any potential criminal activity, without a warrant and without suspicion.

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Official Secrets by the Petabytes

As he aggressively seeks the sources of news media leaks of government secrets, President Obama might want to pay close attention to an important and overdue new report that he ordered on classified information from the Public Interest Declassification Board.

The Price of Our Freedom

re we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?" -- Barack Obama, Newtown Address, December 16, 2012. That sentence, uttered by President Obama in his Newtown Address, may turn out to be a turning point in American history.

The Woes of an American Drone Operator
A soldier sets out to graduate at the top of his class. He succeeds, and he becomes a drone pilot working with a special unit of the United States Air Force in New Mexico. He kills dozens of people. But then, one day, he realizes that he can't do it anymore.

"We Can’t Tolerate This Anymore": Obama Vows Action After Worst Grade School Massacre in U.S. History

Debate: After Newtown, Will Nation’s Worst-Ever Grade School Shooting Spur Tougher Gun Control?

Occultism, Satanism & Black Magic

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