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9/11 first responders left to die

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Media Matters – Fox’s War On Unions Rages On

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From Media Matters:

Fox’s War On Unions Rages On

http://mediamatters.org/research/201012130019

Fox & Friends hosted Gov. Tim Pawlenty in a segment attacking public employee unions by using misleading data on public sector compensation and by blaming unions for states like California’s budget problems. In fact, experts have attributed California’s budget shortfalls to the state tax system and the economic downturn, and the claim that public sector employees make twice that of private sector employees is based on a discredited apples-to-oranges comparison.

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Citizens for Legitimate Government

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From the Citizens for Legitimate Government:

‘Jailed Afghan drug lord CIA informant’ –Informed American officials: Khan was paid large amounts of cash by US 12 Dec 2010 A top Afghan drug lord jailed in the United States since 2008 has been a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) informant for years, The New York Times reports. Juma Khan was paid large sums of money to provide information about the Taliban, Afghan government corruption and other drug traffickers, the report added. In 2008, Khan, described as the most dangerous drug lord and the Taliban supporter, was arrested and transported to New York to face charges under a new American narco-terrorism law. The newspaper quotes unnamed American officials as saying that he was also a longtime American informer, who provided information to CIA officers and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents.

Revealed: How the CIA protected Nazi murderers 12 Dec 2010 Declassified CIA files have revealed that US intelligence officials went to great lengths to protect a Ukrainian fascist leader and suspected Nazi collaborator from prosecution after the Second World War and used him to stir up trouble inside the Soviet Union from an office in New York. Mykola Lebed led an underground movement to undermine the Kremlin and wage guerrilla operations for the CIA during the Cold War, said a report prepared by two scholars under the supervision of the US National Archives.

Declassified Papers Show U.S. Recruited Ex-Nazis 12 Dec 2010 After World War II, American counterintelligence recruited former Gestapo officers, SS veterans and Nazi collaborators to an even greater extent than had been previously disclosed and helped many of them avoid prosecution or looked the other way when they escaped, according to thousands of newly declassified documents… One of those cases involved Anton Mahler, who as a Gestapo anti-communist agent interrogated Hans Scholl, the German underground student leader who was beheaded in 1943. Mr. Mahler also served in Einsatzgruppe B in occupied Belarus, which was blamed for the execution of more than 45,000 people, mostly Jews. “This admission on his own U.S. military government questionnaire in 1947 was ignored or overlooked by U.S. and West German authorities,” the report said.

‘It wouldn’t be U.S. concern if U.S.S.R sent Jews to gas chambers’, Kissinger told Nixon –Former American president can also be heard making many disparaging comments about ‘abrasive and obnoxious’ Jews on the 1973 recording, including: ‘I don’t want any Jew at that [state] dinner who didn’t support us in that campaign’. 12 Dec 2010 Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told President Richard Nixon that if the Soviet Union sent its Jews to the gas chambers, this would not be an American concern, the New York Times reported Saturday. The 1973 conversation, recorded on a newly released batch of White House tapes from the final months before Nixon’s presidency became consumed by the Watergate affair, took place shortly after the U.S. president had met with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. [A**wipe/war criminal Henry Kissinger actually won the Nobel Peace Prize. His resume reads like ‘The Making of an Unsub.’ –LRP]

WikiRebels: The Documentary on Wikileaks

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Glenn Greenwald on CREW’s WikiLeaks Statement

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The Raw Story – Exclusive: I ‘wined and dined’ NYT and WSJ for favorable coverage, health insurance whistleblower says

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From The Raw Story:

Exclusive: I ‘wined and dined’ NYT and WSJ for favorable coverage, health insurance whistleblower says

By Brad Jacobson
Monday, December 13th, 2010 — 8:54 am

“It was so easy for me to get my way”

A former health insurance insider turned whistleblower says that he was not only surprised at how “easy” it was to manipulate members of the news media over the years, but also reveals that he routinely “wined and dined” reporters from major news outlets – including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal – in return for favorable coverage.

In his new book Deadly Spin, Wendell Potter describes how his chief function as a senior public relations officer at two of the largest for-profit health insurance companies in the United States – Humana and Cigna – was to “perpetuate myths that had no other purpose but to sustain those companies’ extraordinary high profitability.”

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Boing Boing – Sales pitch from an ATM-skimmer vendor

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From Boing Boing:

Sales pitch from an ATM-skimmer vendor

Cory Doctorow at 11:39 PM Sunday, Dec 12, 2010

Brian Krebs tracked down a black-market retailer of mobile-phone-based ATM skimmers that capture your PIN and transmit it to fraudsters over the GSM network. The vendor gave him the whole sales-pitch for the efficiency and safety (for the criminals) of GSM-based skimmers. It’s a fascinating read, unless you use ATMs, in which case, it’s a terrifying one.

So we potentially have already about 20k dollars. Also imagine that if was not GSM sending SMS and to receive tracks it would be necessary to take the equipment from ATM, and during this moment, at 15:00 there comes police and takes off the equipment.And what now? All operation and your money f#@!&$ up? It would be shame!! Yes? And with GSM the equipment we have the following: Even if there comes police and takes off the equipment, tracks are already on your computer. That means they are already yours, and also mean this potential 20k can be cash out asap. In that case you lose only the equipment, but the earned tracks already sent. Otherwise without dumps transfer – you lose equipment, and tracks, and money.

That’s not all: There is one more important part. We had few times that the police has seen the device, and does not take it off, black jeeps stays and observe, and being replaced by each hour. But the equipment still not removed. They believe that our man will come for it. And our observers see this circus, and together with it holders go as usual, and tracks come with PINs as usual.

Why GSM-Based ATM Skimmers Rule

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