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ISIS Inc.: US official reveals how terror network makes its millions

 Islamic State militants are amassing a fortune through their web of criminal activity, including earning roughly $1 million a day from oil smuggling alone, according to a Treasury Department official who on Thursday provided unprecedented details about the illicit financial network.   David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort to undermine the Islamic State’s finances, […] Read More →

US Sets New Ebola Protocols for Health Workers

 The United States has tightened guidelines for health workers treating patients with the Ebola virus, calling for new competency training, a buddy system for donning and doffing personal protective equipment, and total coverage of eyes, hair and skin.  The stricter protocols, issued Monday evening by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), build […] Read More →

Fighting Ebola with a Little Communism

Michael Schaus,   Cuba to the rescue… That’s right: The communist Caribbean country is stepping up to help fight Ebola in Africa. In fact, the actions from Cuba have even generated praise from the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. Fidel Castro announced his nation’s cooperation with the US in a state run news outlet (duh… […] Read More →

FBI Director Warns Google and Apple “If You Don’t Decrypt Phones, We’ll Do It For You”

Mike Shedlock, The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing […] Read More →

Army Officer Reveals How Barack Obama Has the US Army in a “Death Spiral”

 It’s no secret that Obama has had a very contentious relationship with the military. From ignoring and disregarding his military advisors, to openly disrespecting our men and women in uniform. Now comes word that the Army’s manufacturing capacity is in a “death spiral.” (H/T Western Journalism) Heidi Shyu, who is the Army’s assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics, […] Read More →

Iraq war supporters think they were just vindicated on Saddam’s WMDs. They’re wrong.

A blockbuster story in today’s New York Times reports that American troops in Iraq “repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.” The American invasion of Iraq was premised on Saddam’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, and chemical weapons are WMDs. So the […] Read More →

The Whiteness Project will make you wince. Because white people can be rather awful

You’ve never seen privilege quite like this: ‘You can’t even talk about fried chicken or Kool-Aid without wondering if someone’s going to get offended’.  White and black Americans see race from radically different perspectives, to the point that the white, world-saving New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has rung the alarm that “whites just don’t […] Read More →

US begins Ebola vaccine testing in humans

 Officials began testing a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine on human volunteers in the United States Monday. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research enlisted 39 healthy volunteers for the trial, and injected the first subject with the VSV-EBOV vaccine in phase 1 of testing Monday. Canada supplied 20 vials of the vaccine for the trial, which […] Read More →