Friday, July 15, 2011

Is Google the Right Hand Man of the NSA?

World Net Daily reports

A federal judge has ordered that whether Google is spying for National Security Agency or not, you have no right to know.
The court opinion came as a result of a situation in which a Chinese hacking incident in January 2010 raised questions.
The group had wanted information about "arrangements with Google on cybersecurity, as well as records regarding the agency's role in setting security standards for Gmail and other web-based applications."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Real Cost of War- $4 Trillion

Business Insider provides description of recent study

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost the US $3.7 trillion according to research from the Watson Institute at Brown University.
This is astoundingly more than the $1 trillion figure named in 2010 by the CBO, which ignored significant portions of current and future military spending.
The academic report looked at interest, Pentagon war appropriations, additions to the Pentagon and Homeland Security budgets, veterans' medical and disability, social costs to veterans and military families. It also evaluated the human, social and political costs of the war.

Ron Paul Will Not Seek Re-Election in House of Representatives

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Syrian Protesters Burn USD Fiat as They Attack US Em

Yahoo! News Canada

Syrian government supporters smashed windows at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Monday, raised a Syrian flag and scrawled graffiti calling the American ambassador a "dog" in anger over the envoy's visit last week to an opposition stronghold, witnesses said.

Whom ever said that confidence in a currency had nothing to with overseas aggression and interventionism. should rethink their thesis.