invokes ’state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against
targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi
The Obama administration urged a federal judge early Saturday to
dismiss a lawsuit over its targeting of a U.S. citizen for killing
overseas, saying that the case would reveal state secrets.
struggle rages in North Korean regime
A fierce battle is being waged behind the scenes for control of
North Korea as Kim Jong-il prepares to anoint his successor, it
drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan
A missile strike by a US drone Saturday killed four militants in
Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, near the Afghan border,
Must Be Something More
It’s easy to become cynical in today’s world, especially
for those who follow current events and have a desire to stay informed.
refuses to sell bottle of wine to father… because he has no
ID for his eight-year-old daughter
A father who went shopping with his daughter claims checkout staff
refused to sell him a bottle of wine because he had no ID for the
Rosenberg: Forget Gold $1300, It’s Going To $3000
It may be overbought on a near-term technical basis, but
gold — now on the precipice of breaking above $1,300/oz —
is likely to remain in this secular uptrend for quite a while longer.
We’re talking years. We’re still talking $3,000/oz.
Hits All Time Low Against Swiss Franc
to taxpayers: Get over your anger
Taxpayer anger against President Barack
Obama and Congress is counterproductive because policy makers took
measures including deficit spending to stimulate the economy, billionaire
investor Warren Buffett told CNBC.
Virtuality to Reality: Memoirs from a Reformed TV Addict
I came to see, in other words, how television
was not simply a provider of entertainment for its brainless audiences,
a source of employment for its frivolous professionals, and a font
of profits for its money-hungry proprietors; but also a cognitive
anesthetic, which encouraged a non-threatening, system-preserving
lifestyle of superficial and trivial knowledge, political conformity
and passivity, and narcissistic and pleasure-oriented consumption.
you noticed mainstream health news getting crazier lately?
Mark your calendars. This week goes down
in history as the most bizarre health news weeks in the history
of the mainstream media. I’ve noticed more truly strange and
illogical health stories this week from the conventional press than
ever before, and I’ll share a few of those with you below.
U.S. Home Sales Hold at Second-Lowest Level Ever
Purchases were unchanged at a 288,000 annual
pace, matching July as the second-lowest in data going back to 1963,
figures from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington.
The median price fell to the lowest level in more than six years.
media raises a fuss over web aggregators
It must sting a little bit for the “old
media” to see the growing trend of news-and-information seekers
going to websites like the Drudge Report, The Huffington Post, WorldNetDaily,
Infowars and, dare I say it, Oklahoma Watchdog, when they seek hard-hitting