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Big Tech Companies like Facebook and Google Are Betraying Their Customers to Government Spies Again

Big Tech Companies like Facebook and Google Are Betraying Their Customers to Government Spies Again

Skewed News — Here they go again.             Two years ago, NSA whistleblower revealed that many of Silicon Valley’s technology giants had bent over backwards to cooperate with the National Security Agency and other departments of the post-9/11 surveillance police state. Companies like Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Google watched their public reputations implode as it came out that they had […]

by · January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Politics, Technology, War
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

The Democrats Are Just As Crazy and Just as Warmongery as Republicans

Skewed News — Senator Ted Cruz, by most measures the second most popular presidential candidate among Republican primary voters after Donald Trump, is catching flak for his call to carpet-bomb ISIS. Granted, Cruz’s understanding of warfare isn’t sophisticated. Called out on the fact that Vietnam-style carpet-bombing of the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria would kill a lot […]

by · December 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
Donald Trump Can Win the White House. And He’s Crazy.

Donald Trump Can Win the White House. And He’s Crazy.

Skewed News — It’s time to face the truth: Donald Trump could be our next president. It’s also time to recognize that he is dangerous. First, the likelihood of him being elected. For many months the professional pundit class (the same guys who told us U.S. troops would be greeted as liberators) has assured us that the Trump surge couldn’t […]

by · December 3, 2015 · 1 comment · Editorial, Politics, Well,That Happened
When Our Enemies Collect Taxes, They’re “Predatory.” What About Us?

When Our Enemies Collect Taxes, They’re “Predatory.” What About Us?

Skewed News — “Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules.” That’s the headline for an article by Matthew Rosenberg, Nicholas Kulish and Steven Lee Myers in today’s New York Times. It’s a fascinating survey of how ISIS generates revenues from the population under its control and from the people and goods that pass through its territory. It’s even more […]

by · November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Money Gossip, Politics
After the Paris Attacks, France Is Turning as Stupid as America

After the Paris Attacks, France Is Turning as Stupid as America

Skewed News — Now it’s France’s turn to become stupid. Throughout and beyond America’s dark post-9/11 decade, while Bush and Wolfowitz and Cheney and Rumsfeld exploited the attacks on New York and Washington to launch the perpetual “global war on terror,” and Congress turned over billions to expand the NSA’s surveillance apparatus into the Orwellian police state we learned about […]

by · November 18, 2015 · 3 comments · Politics, War
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Obama Needs to Shut Up About ISIS

Skewed News —  “The killing of innocent people, based on a twisted ideology.” That’s what President Obama called Friday’s simultaneous attacks on a rock concert, soccer match, cafes and bars in Paris. He’s right. And it’s not the first time: ISIS is directly or responsible for at least 9000 deaths during the first eight months of 2014 aloe, according to […]

by · November 16, 2015 · 6 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
Hillary Clinton Came Off as Presidential, Unrepentant and Cheap at Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton Came Off as Presidential, Unrepentant and Cheap at Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Skewed News — Yesterday I tweeted that last night’s Democratic debate — inexplicably held on a Saturday when few Americans could be expected to watch it — would be a “do or die” moment for Bernie Sanders. Bernie did. But he couldn’t have done it without a major assist by former Maryland Martin O’Malley, aka That Other Guy. Bernie, who […]

by · November 15, 2015 · 2 comments · Economy, Media, Politics, War
2 Points About Paris: The Attackers’ Motives Are Crystal Clear. There’s Nothing New Here.

2 Points About Paris: The Attackers’ Motives Are Crystal Clear. There’s Nothing New Here.

Skewed News — “It’s for Syria!” shouted one of the masked gunmen at his victims in Paris’ Le Bataclan theater. “What are you doing in Syria? You’re going to pay now,” another attacker explained. ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has claimed responsibility in a communiqué called yesterday’s attacks in the French capital “the first of the storm” and […]

by · November 14, 2015 · 18 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
Hey, Obama: Crowdfunding Aid for Syrian Refugees is Incredibly Gross and Tacky

Hey, Obama: Crowdfunding Aid for Syrian Refugees is Incredibly Gross and Tacky

Skewed News — I pay taxes. You pay taxes. Some of those taxes pay for good things. Some pay for bad things. One of the good things on which taxes can be spent is taking care of war refugees. Especially when the refugee crisis was caused by your country. So why is the United States government outsourcing basic care of […]

by · October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, War, Well,That Happened