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Attorney General Eric Holder QUITS!


" Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning from the Obama administration, capping a tumultuous six-year term marked by several high-profile clashes with Congress.

President Obama formally announced the decision, made public earlier in the day, at the White House late Thursday afternoon. Calling Holder's resignation "bittersweet," Obama touted Holder's record on civil rights, as well as terror and corruption prosecutions.

"Eric has done a superb job," Obama said. "

5 votes

US blowing up its own Humvees

This is one of the reasons our foreign policy sucks. Government buys Humvees, takes them to Iraq, leaves them there to get stolen, and then blows them up with $30,000 bombs.


6 votes

How to Throw Away a Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb in 8 Easy Steps

From Shades of Thomas Paine:

Step 1: Evacuate

Have people and pets leave the room, and avoid the breakage area on the way out.

Step 2: Ventilate
Open a window or door to the outdoors and leave the room for 5-10 minutes.
Shut off the central heating/air conditioning.

Step 3: Decontaminate
Collect materials you will need to clean up the broken bulb:

34 votes

MSNBC: "This Is An Illegal War"


Searched for Jonathan Turley's name on Amazon, and this turned up:

Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment (not by Turley). But sounds interesting.

2 votes

Obama Doesn't Want Your Approval for War

By Noah Feldman | Bloomberg View

The Barack Obama administration has offered no credible legal authorization for a war against Islamic State, and Congress plainly will not provide one. What's going on here, asks the shade of James Madison? Has the U.S. completely lost the part of the Constitution that imagines Congress and thus the people as a check on the president’s war powers? And if so, does it matter?

We can dispense quickly with the justifications that the administration has proffered in a piecemeal and somewhat embarrassed fashion. The 2002 authorization for the use of military force for the Iraq War says that the president can “protect the national security of the United States against the threat posed by Iraq.” But in bombing Islamic State, the U.S. isn't protecting itself against the threat “by” Iraq. It's protecting Iraqi residents from a threat “against” Iraq. Unless you think “by” and “against” mean the same thing, the 2002 authorization doesn't apply. This is to say nothing of the fact that the Obama administration sought the repeal of the 2002 authorization before relying on it.

The 2001 authorization is less applicable still. In it, Congress told the president he could make war on anyone he determines to have “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” the Sept. 11 attacks. The George W. Bush and Obama demonstrations have vastly expanded this language to cover al-Qaeda affiliates and spinoffs that didn't exist in 2001. But even these extensions don't cover Islamic State, which is not only unaffiliated with al-Qaeda but also at war with its affiliate in Syria, known as the Nusra Front.

4 votes

Chicago Could Be Next To Decriminalize Weed

Obama’s former stooge and current Mayor of Murderville Chicago Rahm Emanuel has come out supporting a decriminalization of marijuana across the entire state of Illinois, and specifically under his jurisdiction in the city. He also wants any charge for possession of any illegal drug possession under 1 gram to be reduced to misdemeanor in Chicago. From the Trib:

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Rolling Jubilee: Occupy’s Debt Resistance Movement

If you were counting the Occupy Wall Street movement out of the game of tackling America’s moneyed interests, there are 2,671 people today who can tell you otherwise.

That’s the number of people whose higher education debt just disappeared, thanks to a program by an Occupy offshoot called Rolling Jubilee. The group bought up nearly $3.8 million in defaulted student loans from creditors.

Instead of trying to recover the money, Rolling Jubilee just forgave the debts and announced it to coincide with the third anniversary of the Occupy movement.

43 votes

Kucinich: The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria

by Dennis Kucinich

Nothing better illustrates the bankruptcy of the Obama administration's foreign policy than funding groups that turn on the U.S. again and again, a neo-con fueled cycle of profits for war makers and destruction of ever-shifting "enemies."

The fact can't be refuted: ISIS was born of Western intervention in Iraq and covert action in Syria.

This Frankenstein-like experiment of arming the alleged freedom-seeking Syrian opposition created the monster that roams the region. ISIS and the U.S. have a curious relationship -- mortal enemies that, at the same time, benefit from some of the same events:

a) Ousting former Iraqi President Nouri al Maliki for his refusal to consent to the continued presence of U.S. troops in his country.

b) Regime change in Syria.

c) Arming the Kurds so they can separate from Iraq, a preliminary move to partitioning Iraq.

What a coincidence for war-profiteering neo-cons and the war industry, which has seen its stock rise since last week's congressional vote to fund the rapid expansion of war. We have met the enemy and he isn't only ISIS, he is us.

6 votes

California Homeless Woman beaten by Cop Settles for Cash

LOS ANGELES -- A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement reached Wednesday night, and the officer has agreed to resign.

CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar amount.

The agreement came after a nine-hour mediation session in Los Angeles.

23 votes

Woman arrested for possessing spoon covered with dried Spaghettios

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Site Staff

GAINESVILLE, GA — An innocent woman had several months of her life destroyed when she was arrested and charged with a felony because of a spaghetti-encrusted spoon found in her possession.

Ashley Gabrielle Huff, 23, had no criminal history and insisted that “there’s no way in hell” that there could have been any drugs in her possession during a traffic stop in July. Nonetheless, a Gainesville police officer honed in on a spoon that was “on her or near her” in the vehicle in which she was riding as a passenger.

5 votes

President of Iran: ‘certain intelligence agencies’ to blame for rise of global extremism

The rise of violent extremism around the world is the fault of “certain states” and “intelligence agencies” that have helped to create it and are failing to withstand it, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an address to the UN General Assembly.

"Certain intelligence agencies have put blades in the hand of madmen, who now spare no one," Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.


5 votes

The Real Reasons For U.S. Airstrikes In Syria - Breaking The Assad Regime

The Real Reasons For U.S. Airstrikes In Syria - Breaking The Assad Regime

The United States is in no way interested in destroying its own proxy army … The United States has repeatedly stated that it refuses to coordinate any airstrikes with the Syrian government …

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