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04/17/14 Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist, discusses CIA Director John Brennan’s secretive visit to Kiev; the failed unleashing of Ukraine’s army against separatists; the frenzied (and false) stories on “Jew registration” in eastern Ukraine; John Kerry’s foreign policy disasters; and Israel’s contentment with the status quo in Syria’s bloody civil war.

04/17/14 Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning contributor to The Independent, discusses his 5-part series on Al-Qa’Ida’s resurgence despite the ongoing war on terror; the buyer’s remorse suffered by the US and Gulf monarchies backing Syria’s rebels; and the government’s perverse incentives to make war instead of peace.

04/17/14 The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton, an international human rights lawyer and blogger at Harper’s magazine, discusses the leaked summary of the Senate’s report on CIA torture; the White House’s refusal to turn over documents that likely implicate the Bush administration; what prompted CIA-supporter Dianne Feinstein’s turn against the agency; the Justice Department’s corruption and/or ineptitude; and signs of the republic’s death knell.

04/16/14 James Bovard

James Bovard, author of Public Policy Hooligan, discusses the legislative “cluster-bombs” exploding under unsuspecting Americans; the IRS’s seizure of tax refunds from individuals who allegedly were overpaid by Social Security decades ago; how government theft is legalized through civil asset forfeiture laws; evidence that the war on drugs is finally winding down; and Americans’ increasing awareness of police brutality.

04/14/14 Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, an award-winning syndicated columnist, discusses how Ukraine war-fever resembles pre-WWI militarism; the American and British banks that benefit from an IMF bailout; Israel’s connection to Ukraine’s large Jewish population and ruling class; Russia’s ability to cause supply-chain problems for US troops in Afghanistan; and why the top Afghan presidential candidates all look like CIA assets.

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Police Beat Up Entire Wedding Party, Ruin Pro Baseball Player’s Career

Via Liberty Crier

[The video omits that the Astros pitcher's throwing shoulder was permanently damaged in the assault, ending his career.]

GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) – Former Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe is headed to court for last year’s run-in with Galveston police during a wedding reception.

Backe and 13 wedding guests were arrested at the San Luis Hotel in October 2008. Witnesses say it started when officers tried to prevent the bride’s brother from taking a beer into the hotel bar. When Backe and others stepped in, they say police overreacted, using batons and pepper spray, and tasering the bride’s father.

Nine officers were disciplined for paperwork violations, but none for excessive force.

Police Beat Up Entire Wedding Party, Ruin Pro Baseball Player’s Career [continued]

Report: US ground troops to be sent to Poland, Estonia

God dang, man. I sure hope we all don’t get blowed up in a thermo-nuclear war.

Not All Cops Are Rapists

But many are. And they all are at least guilty accessories to the rapists among them.

That’s what Hero™ means in the first place right?

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