American embassies purchased data forensics software and various tactical spy equipment

SOURCE: INTELNEWS.ORG The Chinese government says it is seeking explanations from Washington after a leaked procurement database showed that American embassies purchased data forensics software and various tactical spy equipment. The purported database was published on December 21 by the international anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, founded by Julian Assange, who is accused by some in the United States of … Read moreAmerican embassies purchased data forensics software and various tactical spy equipment

Reaction to Trump’s planned military withdrawal from Syria

SOURCE: CAITLIN JOHNSTONE Since I last wrote about the bipartisan shrieking, hysterical reaction to Trump’s planned military withdrawal from Syria the other day, it hasn’t gotten better, it’s gotten worse. I’m having a hard time even picking out individual bits of the collective freakout from the political/media class to point at, because doing so would diminish the frenetic … Read moreReaction to Trump’s planned military withdrawal from Syria

The Long Cold War

SOURCE: PAULCRAIGROBERTS.ORG Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Throughout the long Cold War Stephen Cohen, professor of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University was a voice of reason. He refused to allow his patriotism to blind him to Washington’s contribution to the conflict and to criticize only the Soviet contribution. Cohen’s interest was not to blame … Read moreThe Long Cold War

Children’s speech pathologist Fired for not taking Oath to Israel

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT A children’s speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told she can no longer work with the public school district after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage … Read moreChildren’s speech pathologist Fired for not taking Oath to Israel

Marijuana experts predict explosive growth for the industry

SOURCE: SAFEHAVEN.COM Marijuana spent this year finding its feet. It may spend next year surfing a big wave of profits. Marijuana 1.0 was all about the legalisation drive, the dumping of billions of dollars of cash into the industry and mouthwatering, legitimizing mergers and consolidations—but it was a jockeying exercise in capacity expansion. Marijuana 2.0 could … Read moreMarijuana experts predict explosive growth for the industry