Archive | July, 2016

35 Facts (and Controversies) About Zika

Updated Fri. July 29 Chances are some of these Zika-related facts are news to you 1. On July 29, CDC reported the first”likely” Zika cases possibly transmitted by mosquitoes within the continental U.S. Zika has been brought into the U.S. by those who travelled to Zika-infested countries. These infected travelers are bitten by mosquitoes upon their arrival in […]

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Top 10 Astroturfers

This article first posted in February of 2014   What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots. The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important […]

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Government just beginning to process 4-year-old Benghazi public info request

On July 26, I received an urgent call from a State Department Freedom of Information (FOI) office. “I’m calling about your Freedom of Information request for information/communications regarding the Benghazi attack.” First, the officer wanted to know if I still want the records. A reasonable question. After all, it’s been four years. I’ve since changed jobs, gotten […]

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Leaked DNC email: Democrats delighted that news coverage exaggerated anti-Trump protest size

Last May, when Donald Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C., anti-Trump protesters “swarmed” the area. Well, maybe not so much. It turns out news reports at the time seem to have exaggerated the truth. That’s one thing we learned from newly-leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. Democrats had tried […]

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FBI Pros Question Decision Not to Charge Hillary Clinton

If some in the general public were outraged, so were some in the FBI. This week, FBI Director James Comey testified that Hillary Clinton and her aides had compromised classified information in an extremely careless fashion, exposed it to hostile adversaries, violated public records law, destroyed public documents (some permanently, so that they cannot be forensically recovered) […]

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“The Link” between animal cruelty and serial killers

From the Boston Strangler to Jeffrey Dahmer, there’s a known link between serial killers and animal cruelty…so why hasn’t the FBI been tracking animal abuse crimes in its national database? Sunday on Full Measure, we speak to a psychologist and animal rights defender who changed the way the feds think about “The Link,” and how she […]

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Marine Deserves Same Leniency as Hillary Clinton, Says Attorney

From Marine Corps Times: The attorney representing a Marine officer accused of mishandling classified information by warning troops in Afghanistan about the threat of an insider attack said he plans to argue that his client deserves the same leniency that Hillary Clinton received. Bowe represents Maj. Jason Brezler, who used his personal email account in […]

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15 FBI Findings and Why It’s Not All About Hillary

The following is a news commentary and analysis It’s a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way. It’s a misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities. On these points, there’s unanimity. There’s not so much unanimity when it comes to how one interprets “intention,” […]

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