RT: Revealed: Condoleezza Rice prevented NY Times from publishing CIA scoop

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Published time: October 14, 2014 17:22

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.(Reuters / Joe Skipper)

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.(Reuters / Joe Skipper)

While serving as secretary of state under President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice called upon the New York Times and asked the paper to not report on a story, a former editor now says.

Jill Abramson, who served as executive editor of the Times from 2011 through earlier this year, told CBS News’ 60 Minutes television program that she was summoned to an undisclosed location by Rice during the Bush administration and asked to stop Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen from finishing an article concerning a CIA effort to disrupt Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

According to the interview with 60 Minutes, Abramson said Rice “barely looked up” during the meeting and instead “read in a very stern manner” from a legal pad that was described by the editor as containing “just…

View original 491 more words

Prepare your children for ‘a lifetime of surveillance’

Originally posted on WebInvestigatorKK:

The American investors have poured billions of dollars into new technologies to track students’ movements.

The American investors have poured billions of dollars into new technologies to track students’ movements.

The data mining company inBloom died, killed off by parent opposition, but the data mining industry is not dead. Far from it. It is growing and metastasizing as investors see new opportunities to profit from the data surreptitiously collected while children are using computers, taking tests online, chatting online, and practicing for state tests online.

According to an article in Model View Culture, investors have poured billions of dollars into new technologies to track students’ movements.

Designed for the “21st century” classroom, these tools promise to remedy the many, many societal ills facing public education with artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and other technological advancements.

They are also being used to track and record every move students make in the classroom, grooming students for a lifetime of surveillance and turning education into one of…

View original 293 more words

Selena Gomez Disses Her Haters: ‘I Refuse To Let Them Win’

Featured Image -- 2439

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Take that, haters! Selena Gomez is sounding off on the haters and what she has to say is pretty shocking for Selena!

Selena Gomez, 22, is more confident than ever! During an interview for her new film, Rudderless, the singer/actress disses her haters and refuses to “let them win.” She’s appalled at the reaction she’s received from adults, including getting “picked on!” How rude!

View original 295 more words

La dolce vida? Sex, drugs, and dope bring Italy out of recession

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

Who said crime does not pay?

Sex, drugs &… Hookers, dope bring Italy out of recession — RT News.

RT News

October 15, 2014Reuters / Maurizio Belli

Reuters / Maurizio Belli

Illegal economic activities such as drugs and prostitution are apparently responsible for having lifted Italy out of economic recession. EU data calculations have demonstrated that the black market has significantly boosted GDP figures.

Italy is technically no longer in economic recession because of the addition of figures from illegal activities.
While Italy’s office for national statistics (ISTAT) confirmed that “in the second quarter of 2014 the seasonally and calendar adjusted, chained volume measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by 0.2 percent,” GDP rose marginally from a 0.1 percent decline for the year’s first quarter to a flat reading.

This means that Italy has avoided its third potential recession in the past six years, a likely relief for the government of…

View original 198 more words

Obama: I Have No ‘Philosophical Objection” To Imposing Travel Ban On West Africa

Featured Image -- 2431

Originally posted on CBS DC:

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration’s effort. But he says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive.

In Dallas, the epicenter of Ebola in the U.S., officials took a tougher approach toward monitoring dozens of health care workers who were exposed to the virus while treating an infected patient who later died. The health care workers were asked to sign legally binding documents agreeing not to go to public places or use public transportation.

Those who break the agreement could face undisclosed sanctions.

The move came after two nurses who had treated Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were diagnosed with Ebola and the disclosure that one of them had flown roundtrip between the Dallas area…

View original 832 more words

New girl.

Originally posted on Hannah Brencher:


“Clothes,” I say.

“Plans,” he rattles back.


“You hair color,” he laughs.

We keep going back and forth. Ricocheting against one another. Only the roaring of the washer standing between our breaths of silence.

This was our favorite game. Categories. The game where you exhaust one another with all the possible types of cereal and sports teams you can think of before someone gives up and someone wins out. This was our own version of Categories. The category on the table: things that change.

“College majors,” I said.


“Shoes fall under clothes. I win.”

“Not true,” he denies. “Changing your shoes is completely different from changing your clothes… Keep going.”

“Fine. Profile pictures.”

“Good one,” he says. “Twitter bios.”

“Totally gave you that one.

We could go on for days like this, I kept thinking to myself. We could go on bantering and joking and having one another in…

View original 1,258 more words