10 things you need to know today: March 13, 2015

The Week 1.Manhunt continues for suspects in Ferguson police ambush St. Louis County police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol took over security responsibilities at protests in Ferguson on Thursday night as a manhunt continued for whoever shot two officers outside the city’s police station early that morning. The parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed… More 10 things you need to know today: March 13, 2015

As Manning Faces Life in Jail, Architects of Torture & Extrajudicial Murders Face Talk Show Circuit

Regardless of what side you come down on the Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden cases, the author of this article makes a valid point… Daily Kos While Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of the most serious charge he faced – aiding the enemy – he has been ‘convicted’ by a military court on… More As Manning Faces Life in Jail, Architects of Torture & Extrajudicial Murders Face Talk Show Circuit

Why would Edward Snowden seek asylum in Ecuador?

Apparently Edward Snowden left Hong Kong headed to Russia and by way of Cuba will head to South America.  Needless to say it’s quite complicated and is beginning to sound like a game of “Where in the world is Carmen Diego?” NBC News NSA leaker Edward Snowden was reportedly traveling to Ecuador on Sunday to… More Why would Edward Snowden seek asylum in Ecuador?

Anonymous Announces Wikileaks Alternative (VIDEO)

I’m not sure what to make of Anonymous.  I do know that they have piqued my curiosity… Addicting Info Love it or hate it, Wikileaks has become entrenched in popular culture. By releasing what are otherwise secret documents, Wikileaks has changed the world. But the repeated attacks on the group has exposed weaknesses of its… More Anonymous Announces Wikileaks Alternative (VIDEO)

WikiLeaks cable: U.S. troops handcuffed, shot Iraqi children in raid

I must admit that when I read this story at around 8:00 am on the McClatchey site, I was hesitant about reporting it for various reasons which I won’t detail here. I will not post the horrifying picture that accompanies the story on either McClatchey or The Raw Story.  One would have to click on… More WikiLeaks cable: U.S. troops handcuffed, shot Iraqi children in raid

Politico’s “The Week In One Liners” 1-14-11

Politico “An attempt on you could bring the republic down.” – Fox News’s Glenn Beck, encouraging Sarah Palin in a letter to “look into protection for your family.”  “Keep your mouth shut.” – Commentator Bernie Goldberg, knocking Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik for his remarks in the wake of the Tucson shootings.  “I wouldn’t… More Politico’s “The Week In One Liners” 1-14-11

Sarah Palin Uses Info Gleaned From ‘Treasonous’ WikiLeaks To Pen Op-Ed On Dangers Of Iran

Is this not the height of hypocrisy? Huffington Post Sarah Palin sought to build her foreign policy credentials on Tuesday, with a new op-ed arguing that the Obama administration needs to “toughen up” on Iran based on information from leaked diplomatic cables that she had earlier denounced. The former Alaska Governor writes in USA Today:… More Sarah Palin Uses Info Gleaned From ‘Treasonous’ WikiLeaks To Pen Op-Ed On Dangers Of Iran

Assange calls for criminal charges against ‘shock jock’ Fox hosts

Raw Story WikiLeaks founder calls Bradley Manning ‘political prisoner’; says Fox hosts, politicians committing ‘terrorism’ Julian Assange has accused Fox personalities Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, among others, of committing terrorism through their calls to hunt down and kill the WikiLeaks founder. In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Assange referred to the politicians-turned-Fox-personalities as “shock jocks” who… More Assange calls for criminal charges against ‘shock jock’ Fox hosts

Confirmed: WikiLeaks’ next target is Bank of America, Assange says

Now this should be interesting, and less intimidating to the U.S. Government…uh, on second thought… Raw Story WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday the Swedish women who have accused him of sexual assault had got into a “tizzy” about the possibility they had caught a sexually transmitted disease from him. Assange told the BBC that one… More Confirmed: WikiLeaks’ next target is Bank of America, Assange says