Post Tagged with: "Islamic State"

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
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
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