A good dose of today’s news is as follows:
More people want to secede from the Union after Obama is elected (any surprise?)
A Covert Affair: Petraeus Caught in the Honeypot?
Juan Cole: Real Petraeus Failure Was Counterinsurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan
Exposé: Veterans Administration Battles Backlog of Claims for Wounded Soldiers
RIAA Celebrates 15 Year Jail Sentence For Movie and Music Pirate (FUCK YOU<—- DIRECTED TO THE RI DOUBLE-A)
Once Again—Death of the Liberal Class
Gabon gives into U.S. pressure, but maybe not New Zealand? Kim Dotcom gets a new domain for his Mega (successor to Megaupload) project
Relief Is Not Enough: Nov 14–20th Climate Solidarity Actions
An ironic picture I took from OccupyWallst.org’s site…Occupy feeds FEMA workers! Who’s in control now?
The New Political Map of the Middle East
The Threat of ‘Anti-Access’ and Public Delusions About Security
An oldie in terms of time it was said, but still good: John Paul Stevens dissent in 2010 Monsanto Case (especially read the last paragraph, my favorite part)
“…[Monsanto’s] RRA [Roundup Ready Alfalfa] poses a serious threat to the environment and to American business, and…limits on RRA deregulation might not be followed or enforced—and….even if they were, the newly engineered gene might nevertheless spread to other crops. Confronted with those disconcerting submissions, with APHIS’s [the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the USDA’s] unlawful deregulation decision, with a group of farmers who had staked their livelihoods on APHIS’s decision, and with a federal statute that prizes informed decision making on matters that seriously affect the environment, the [District] court did the best it could [when it banned the use of RRA across America]. In my view, the District Court was well within its discretion to order the remedy that the Court now reverses. Accordingly, I respectfully dissent.
(if you really want to read the whole thing, go ahead…
Crony Currency Club Cartel Controls Captives
Hurricane Sandy: Proof of Climate Change?
In Baltimore: Fixing the Future
Election Coverage: Shit My Friends Say
What was wrong with the “Affirmative Opportunity” rally against the youth jail?
Demonoid Is Back, BitTorrent Tracker is Now Online
A German court has ruled against assisting the US govt in the Megaupload case. Reason: They can’t see anything illegal.
Kim Dotcom: “a realization emerged that the U.S. indictment contained very scant evidence of criminal wrongdoing.”
DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd, BTN and More BitTorrent Trackers: BitTorrent trackers are no strangers to DDoS a…
The John Birch Society says rightly: Another effort to control the Internet. Tell your congressmen to oppose the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).