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Outsourcing American Defense and Intelligence

This is the first of a Shadow Elite series, investigating the game-changing effects of government contracting on the most vital government functions.

It’s one of those ideas that might seem sensible at first-glance: retired military officers hired to serve as “senior mentors” to the armed forces. Only on closer inspection are the potential


DoD Officials Accused of Child Porn Possession

Security agencies were left at risk, investigators say

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography, including an undisclosed number who used their government computers to obtain the illegal material, according to investigative reports.

The investigations have included employees


NWO Approaches Step by Step

This week The Corbett Report was sent documents purported to be the notes of an attendee of the recent Toronto G20 meeting. The documents, if genuine, show that the recent meeting once again gave the G20 a chance to discuss global government as an answer to the ongoing economic meltdown and reaffirm that


Is the Drug War Costing Another Couple Billion?

One would think that America is experiencing Boom Times with the way the government is throwing around money lately. The recent announcement that a flotilla of warships and troops will be sent to Costa Rica would ordinarily be laughable for its wastefulness, but with America experiencing


What is i-dosing

They put on their headphones, drape a hood over their head and drift off into the world of ‘digital highs’.

Videos posted on YouTube show a young girl freaking out and leaping up in fear, a teenager shaking violently and a young boy in extreme distress.

This is the world of ‘i-Dosing’, the new craze


War on Terrorism Tops 1 Trillion Dollars


Washington – The United States has spent more than $1 trillion on wars since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, a recently released Congressional report says.

Adjusting for inflation, the outlays for conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere around the world make the “war on terrorism” second only to World War II.

The report


Man Who Spread HIV Held Beyond Sentence

The state can try to keep a sex offender who infected at least 13 women with the virus that causes AIDS locked up beyond the 12-year prison sentence he completed in April, a judge ruled on Monday.

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Prosecutors can use the state’s civil-confinement law — intended to keep the most dangerous


McCain gives “thumbs up” to Raytheon’s ‘Fantastic Missiles’

Source: Crooks and Liars

The comment was reminiscent of remarks McCain made at a campaign stop in 2007 when he sang “bomb, bomb Iran” to the tune of of a popular Beach Boys song.

This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast July 17, 2010 and uploaded by Crooks and Liars. McCain’s comment (about missiles) is at


Great Britain Plunders Dormant Bank Accounts

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to use “hundreds of millions of pounds” from dormant bank accounts to fund community projects, while Business Secretary Vince Cable said lenders “ripped off” customers.

Cameron said he will press ahead with a proposal set out in the coalition government’s program


IRS “Taxed” to the Limit

If it seems as if the tax code was conceived by graphic artist M.C. Escher, wait until you meet the new and not improved Internal Revenue Service created by ObamaCare. What, you’re not already on a first-name basis with your local IRS agent?

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who operates inside the IRS, highlighted the


Gulf Water Sample Explodes in Lab

MOBILE, Alabama – More than a week has passed since Alabama’s beaches have seen significant oil, and despite warnings along the Gulf Coast, some swimmers are taking their chances.

News Five collected samples of water and sand from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Katrina Key and Dauphin Island. To our eyes, the samples appeared normal, until


Homeless Pastor Tasered to Death

Marvin Booker just wanted to get his shoes.

Marvin Booker was a homeless pastor whose death at the Denver jail is being investigated.

But deputies at the new Denver jail told him to stop. When Booker, who was being processed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, didn’t obey, he was


Private War Contractor Deaths Unreported

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A recent report by the US Congress has found that private security contractors in Afghanistan are dying at 4.5 times the rate that US soldiers are in the nation. The report also found that the contractors’ deaths go virtually unreported internationally.

While most


FDA Stops Consumer Available Genomics Testing

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A few weeks ago, Pathway Genomics, a consumer genomics company, had planned to have its saliva kits at all US Walgreen’s drug stores. The FDA put a stop to it. Congress is now investigating the matter. What is going on here?

This segment is about the whole flap regarding consumer


CIA Paid Iranian Nuclear Scientist $5 Million for Cooperation

The Iranian nuclear scientist who claimed to have been abducted by the CIA before departing for his homeland Wednesday was paid more than $5 million by the agency to provide intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. officials said.

Shahram Amiri is not obligated to return the money but might be unable to access it after


NSA Falsified Intercepts From Gulf of Tonkin Incident

WASHINGTON — In an echo of the debates over the discredited intelligence that helped make the case for the war in Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday released more than 1,100 pages of previously classified Vietnam-era transcripts that show senators of the time sharply questioning whether they had been deceived by the White


Pentagon Tells Congress it Needs Money

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may be forced to take extreme measures — like not paying salaries — if the Democratic-led Congress fails to pass a $37 billion defense spending bill before lawmakers begin an August recess.

A senior Democratic aide said lawmakers would find a way to get it done. “We will


Revealed: Britain Tortured It’s Own Citizens

The true extent of the Labour government’s involvement in the illegal abduction and torture of its own citizens after the al-Qaida attacks of September 2001 has been spelled out in stark detail with the disclosure during high court proceedings of a mass of highly classified documents.

Previously secret papers that have been disclosed include


Goldman Sachs Buys its way Out of Jail

The New York Times reported yesterday that the criminal gang at Goldman Sachs is paying a $550 million “fine” to the Securities and Exchange Commission to “settle” their fraud case. If approved, the settlement would “represent only a small financial dent for Goldman, which reported $13.38 billion in profit last year.”

Meanwhile, Goldman


DARPA: Instant Air Support

Calling in Close Air Support Currently, soldiers requesting air support have to call in and request it from higher-ups, setting off a time-intensive process of permissions and clearances. DARPA wants to reduce that process to a two-party communication: the soldier on the ground requests an air strike, and a robotic A-10 Warthog above obliges.



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