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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/08/conservative-thinktanks-obama-energy-plans?newsfeed=true

A network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama's energy agenda. A number of rightwing organisations, including Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, are attacking Obama for his support for solar and wind power. The American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which also has financial links to the Kochs, has drafted bills to overturn state laws promoting wind energy. Now a confidential strategy memo seen by the Guardian advises using "subversion" to build a national movement of wind farm protesters.

Unfathomable Stupidity: TSA 'Terror Baby' Crackdown :       : Information Clearing House

Unfathomable Stupidity: TSA 'Terror Baby' Crackdown :       : Information Clearing House
Unfathomable Stupidity: TSA 'Terror Baby' Crackdown

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Our tool time award goes to the TSA for actually detaining an eighteen month old for questioning. And given this latest incident, it's not surprising that Congress members are proposing to scale back the TSA. Senator Rand Paul's office even announced last week that it's drafting legislation to scrap the agency entirely.

Guns Or Butter?   House Votes to Cut Social Programs  : Information Clearing House

Guns Or Butter?   House Votes to Cut Social Programs  : Information Clearing House
May 11, 2012 "AP" -- Turning their budget knife to domestic programs to protect the Pentagon, House Republicans on Thursday approved legislation cutting food stamps, benefits for federal workers and social services programs like day care for children and Meals on Wheels for the elderly.

President Barack Obama's Wall St. reform law would be rewritten under the legislation, passed on a 218-199 vote, while his controversial overhaul of the U.S. health care system would also be cut. The legislation would deny illegal immigrants child tax credits they can currently claim, while new curbs on medical malpractice lawsuits are credited with driving down Medicare and Medicaid costs.

The bill, passed after a passionate, sometimes hyperbolic debate, would spare the military from a $55 billion, 10 percent automatic budget cut next year that's punishment for the failure of last year's deficit-re…

 Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes       : Information Clearing House

 Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes       : Information Clearing House

Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes

By Yvonne Ridley

May 11, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- Kuala Lumpur -- IT’S OFFICIAL - George W Bush is a war criminal.

In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were today (Friday) found guilty of war crimes.

Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.

The trial held in Kuala Lumpur heard harrowing witness accounts from victims of torture who suffered at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

They included testimony from British man Moazzam Begg, an ex-Guantanamo detainee and Iraqi woman Jameelah Abbas Hameedi who was tortured in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.

At the end of the week-long hearing, the five-panel tribunal…

  60 Minutes Producer: "The Nazis Did A Lot Of This"      : Information Clearing House

  60 Minutes Producer: "The Nazis Did A Lot Of This"      : Information Clearing House
He doesn't need to be interviewed by a fawning Leslie Stahl, whose report was as supine as it was selective. But at least here, you have the producer simply stating about the torture techniques embraced by Rodriguez: "The Nazis did a lot of this, the Khmer Rouge did a lot of this." So the producer realizes that he is featuring someone guilty of war crimes as bad as the Nazis and the Khmer Rouge, but wants him to give his side of the story. How about - you know - arresting him first? If this were a torturer from Iran, do you think he would have been treated so deferently? A reader writes:

Sunni Extremists Ravaging Syria Created by US in 2007     : Information Clearing House

Sunni Extremists Ravaging Syria Created by US in 2007     : Information Clearing House


Hersh's report had warned of the tragic consequences to be expected once this Sunni-front had been unleashed, namely, according to former CIA agent Robert Baer in Lebanon, " Sunni Arabs carrying out a "cataclysmic conflict." Baer warned of the need to protect Christians from a predictable onslaught by Sunni extremists - an onslaught now playing out against Syria's 10% Christian population, according to the LA Times' "Church fears 'ethnic cleansing' of Christians in Homs, Syria," (6) and more recently in USA Today's distorted, but still telling, "Christians in Syria live in uneasy alliance with Assad, Alawites." (7)  

Christians are not the only minorities being targeted by the US-Israeli-Saudi terrorist front, but all minorities are as is secularism itself, being systematically targeted, as is the case after the NATO-backed dismemberment of…