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UN torture investigator: Obama has broken International law
The United Nation’s top torture investigator has suggested it is illegal under International law for President Barack Obama to announce that the United States government has no intention of prosecuting low-level CIA officers who carried out torture sanctioned by the Bush Administration.

Psychologists Helped Guide Interrogations
Bush-era torture orders enforced by top officials
Government makes ‘unprecedented’ apology for covering up Binyam torture

Dobbs On Garofalo Tea Party Comments: “She’s Just Nasty — Nasty Piece of Business”
It was Fox News against the world about tea party coverage, but CNN “Lou Dobbs Tonight” host showed he’s just as disgusted with some of the coverage as many conservatives are.

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Police beat another G20 protester
At 4.50mins in to this clip an officer is clearly seen smacking a protestor across the head with his shield. At 7.49mins in an officer punches a protestor in the face.

IPCC chief slams tactics of G20 police at demo

Report: FBI plans massive expansion of DNA database
The Federal Bureau of Intelligence will expand its DNA database to include samples taken from individuals who have not been convicted of crimes, the New York Times reported Saturday afternoon.

Barack Obama’s CIA ‘amnesty’ condemned by human rights groups
Barack Obama’s decision to grant an amnesty to CIA operatives who used controversial interrogation techniques on terror suspects has been criticised by human rights groups as a failure to uphold US laws.

British intelligence prosecution fear over US torture memos
Fresh revelations about the CIA’s torture techniques have thrown the spotlight on British Intelligence, which gained valuable insight into terror networks from confessions extracted by American officers. They have raised further fears that British agents could be prosecuted for their indirect role in the abuse of detainees.

Alleged al-Qaeda member: CIA used me to test brutal torture techniques

Turley: Torture investigation would ‘go directly to the doorstep of President Bush’
President Barack Obama’s release on Thursday of four Bush administration memos sanctioning torture has been widely praised. However, questions have been raised by the statements from both him and Attorney General Eric Holder that they have no intention of prosecuting the low-level CIA officers who carried out the tortures.

Wrath at Politico for unattributed claim that torture works
Spain’s torture probe kept alive by judge

The Antarctic Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse: Media recycles photos and storylines from previous years
Those masters of disaster are at it again, and it appears our friendly scientists at that National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) help this story along each year.

It Is Time to Dissolve All Central Banks
As previously noted, the Federal Reserve has failed on its own terms. Specifically, it has failed to provide the counter-cyclical influence on the economy which is its very justification for existing in the first place.

Fed’s Kohn, Dudley Defend Size, Scope of Emergency Loan Plans
Worse Than The Great Depression... Hyperinflation Is Coming! Own Gold & Silver! Real Money-Real Protection!

‘US drone attack’ claims 4 in Pakistan
Two strikes by a suspected US drone have killed at least four people in Pakistan’s tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, witnesses say.

American officials predict dangerous insurgency, collapse of Pakistani government

Conspiracy Theorists Were Right All Along!
As I opened up an e-copy of the Washington Times today, the headline read: “Federal agency warns of radicals on right.” Many have talked about this and Karen DeCoster in today’s LRC blog here mentioned this report.

Sen. Schumer lends qualified support to a new 9-11 investigation
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) said yesterday that while he was positively disposed toward a new investigation into the events of 9-11, his support for such a probe would depend on the form it would take.

Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away
ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.

Fannie Mae Exec Chosen to Oversee TARP: White House
The executive chosen to lead Fannie Mae through a government takeover has been tapped to oversee the $700 billion rescue of the U.S. financial system, the White House said Friday.

What’s Obama smiling about?
The Obama presidency is becoming a reverse fairy tale: The prince is turning into a frog.

HopeOver, HopeLash, HopeBreak: A Lexicon of Disappointment
All is not well in Obamafanland. It’s not clear exactly what accounts for the change of mood. Maybe it was the rancid smell emanating from Treasury’s latest bank bailout. Or the news that the president’s chief economic adviser, Larry Summers, earned millions from the very Wall Street banks and hedge funds he is protecting from reregulation now. Or perhaps it began earlier, with Obama’s silence during Israel’s Gaza attack.

Israel stands ready to bomb Iran’s nuclear sites
The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government.

The Great Global Warming Hoax

RAND Wants WWIII to Save US Economy

Paul Watson & Alex Jones - Mumbai Terror Attacks

Paul Joseph Watson: Internet Censorship a Growing Cancer

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