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Leaked emails reveal Clinton insiders forewarned during Congressional Investigation by Assistant Attorney General

The the subject line of the email from Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik read “Heads Up.” The email was to his old friend and Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta. Podesta was being forewarned as to of Congress's investigation of Hillary Clinton's now infamous State Department emails. The email, dated May 19 2015, read “There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails.


Clinton Campaign Issues Statement in Support of the Continued Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as Torture of Protestors Escalates

The Clinton campaign issued a terse but seemingly evenly w orded statement ordering Native People and their allies to cease effective resistance as the human rights abuses carried out by the Morton County Sheriffs Department in North Dakota Escalate. The Morton County Sheriff's department is currently supported by the Hennepin County Sherrif's Department of Minneapolis and 19 other agencies under the overall command of the North Dakota Tactical Operations Center.


Business Insider put out the Worst Propaganda Story Written in a Long Time

On October 25 I was giving my Google News Feed a quick check when I stumbled upon the a story at the top of the US section. Business Insider reported “A poll found respect for police is nearing a record high nationwide.” The article was headed by a picture of a policeman casting a shadow over a huge American flag. It reported that 76% of Americans had “great respect” for Police, a number which is up by 12% from when it was taken a year ago and at the greatest high since 1967.


Leaked emails reveal Clinton foundation and intelligence contractors working to militarize disaster relief

Should the CIA and it's contractors be the guiding force in the relief efforts after a hurricane or other natural disaster? If you think the answer is yes then Chelsea Clinton has a job for you. In the recent trove of John Podesta's emails released by Wikileaks a message has come to light indicating that the intelligence contractor Palantir has been placed in charge of the data analysis for the Clinton Foundation's Charitable action arm called the Clinton Global Initative (CGI). CGI has hundreds of programs and hundres of donors, all interlocked in funding schemes it calls commitments.


My right to vote has already been stolen by the Republicans and I'm not alone

I will not be allowed to vote in this election. My registration has been stricken from the rolls. I can prove it. I know how it was done, who did it and I have a paper trail. I'm not alone. I can prove, with paper trail, that at least one other person was illegally stricken from the Ohio voter rolls. In all, 1.2 million people were purged in Ohio. An unknown but large number of them, like the two us us were purged illegally. Donald Trump is claiming that the election is rigged, though I doubt he has the intellectual capacity to understand how.


Golf is a luxury the Earth can not afford

If a person believes that the basis of human knowledge, to only slightly paraphrase Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is investigation rather than divine revelation one accepts that global climate change is real. If one is not wealthy enough for their grandchildren to live under a dome or not live at all, one sees it as a problem. If it is a problem that “they” must solve, “they” should make sacrifices. A first thing to sacrifice for them is the leisure activity of golf.


Oil and Gas Industry Push Poll Aims to Manipulate Youngstown Ohio Voters

Over the last five years, the Youngstown, Ohio region has suffered over 700 man-made earthquakes, an illegal dumping of fracking waste into our river, accidental spills that destroyed private ponds and a small wetland, the trucking of radioactive solid fracking-waste into a low-income neighborhood and shale-gas fracking in the Safe Drinking Water Source Protection Area of our water supply, the Meander Reservoir.


Prison officials retaliate against organizing with fake charges of Islamic terrorism

There are forgeries and there are fakes. In the Art world, the difference is quality. Extending that metaphor, the Ohio Department of Corrections just made a Mona Lisa knockoff using finger paint on a paper bag. One might laugh, pat them on the head and blood test them for lead poisoning, but this is not art, this is retaliatory discipline. Their fake charges have placed one man in isolation without contact with his family, lawyer and access to phones. Other prisoners are on hunger strike in support of him.


Facebook Censors Story of Police Racism in Columbus

It happened, then it didn't happen. This reporter should have covered it sooner. It went down the memory hole before a proper story could get written, so this is what the public is left with. A young black woman walked into the Aldi's on West Mound to by groceries. She was wearing a  t-shirt that read "demilitarize the police" . She shopped. She paid. While she was leaving she was confronted by a security guard.


When the people you look up to disappoint you Bruce Schneier and election integrity

Bruce Schneier is the Bill Nye of computer security. He has made a career of both as a cryptographer and as someone who can make computer security issues accessible. I've been reading his works for over twenty years. I fought to have has first book Applied Cryptography used as a text when I was in my third year in college. In his field, he is an absolute heavyweight. He is also a noted civil libertarian on privacy issues and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which for the unfamiliar, is the ACLU of the internet.