Posts filed under “War/Defense”

All NSA Revelations in One Chart


Source: ProPublica

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Technology, War/Defense

Another Idiot Economist: “We Need a Major War to Save the Economy

Definitive Analysis: War Is Bad for the Economy Preface: Two weeks ago, well-known economist Tyler Cowen (a professor at George Mason University) argued in the New York Times that wars – especially “major wars” -  are good for the economy. Cowen joins extremely influential economists like Paul Krugman and Martin Feldstein – and various talking heads…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

The Hidden History of Mass Surveillance

What Americans Need to Know About the History of Spying   Americans are told that we live in a “post-9/11 reality” that requires mass surveillance. But the NSA was already conducting mass surveillance prior to 9/11 … including surveillance on the 9/11 hijackers. And top security experts – including the highest-level government officials and the…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank, War/Defense

A 100-Year Legacy of World War I

Click for full coverage. Source: NY Times

Category: Politics, War/Defense

Dick Cheney Would Make A Terrible Trader

I have spilled a great deal of pixels and time in these pages discussing the importance of not letting your biases get the best of you as an investor. (See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this). Further, when you are wrong, you must do more than merely acknowledge it: Embrace the…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Trading, UnGuru, War/Defense

Why Cheney & Rumsfeld Are War Crime Suspects

War Crimes and 9/11: Why Dick and Don Are Suspects

Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism official, has recently come out suggesting that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld should be charged with war crimes. Unfortunately, media outlets reporting this story have failed to examine Clarke’s long relationship to Cheney and Rumsfeld and his record of having prevented the capture of Osama bin Laden. These omissions highlight that, although Cheney and Rumsfeld undoubtedly are guilty of post-9/11 war crimes, suspicions that they helped create the pretext for those crimes go unreported.

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Category: Legal, Think Tank, War/Defense

“No Excuse for 9/11″ -NSA

Senior NSA Executive DEMOLISHES Intelligence Agencies’ Excuse for 9/11 — Says 9/11 Should Have Been Stopped   The U.S. government pretended that 9/11 was unforeseeable. But overwhelming evidence shows that 9/11 was foreseeable. Indeed, Al Qaeda crashing planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was itself foreseeable. The fallback government position is that…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

PSYOPS – Wars Are Fought On and Off the Battlefield

Source: Online-Psychology-Degree.com h/t Washington’s Blog

Category: Digital Media, Psychology, War/Defense

Why Occupy Movement Was Treated As Terrorism

Government Treated Peaceful Boycott As Terrorism Anyone Who Questions the Powers-That-Be May Be Labelled a “Terrorist” The Partnership for Civil Justice (a public interest legal organization which the Washington Post called “the constitutional sheriffs for a new protest generation”) reported this week that the Obama administration treated a peaceful boycott as a terrorist threat: 4,000…Read More

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Had Limited Access

NSA Spying On Congress, Admirals, Lawyers … Content As Well As Metadata … Cheney Was Running the Show NSA whistleblower Russel Tice was a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping. Tice told PBS and other media that the NSA is…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense