Owl: Did Netanyahu Just Threaten Obama with Assassination? We Recollect Rabin in Dallas as a Party to the Assassination of JFK

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

Netanyahu Implies Threat to Assassinate Obama in Recent Speech?

Given the reference to a “grassy knoll” in a recent speech from Israel PM Netanyahu, as noted below by writer Raimondo, we hope Mr Obam’s Secret Secret security arrangements are in much better shape than they were when another head of the Secret Service was in charge up to a few weeks ago:

“The famously combative Israeli Prime Minister went on to say:

“When there are pressures on Israel to concede its security, the easiest thing to do is to concede. You get a round of applause, ceremonies  on grassy knolls, and then come the missiles and the tunnels.”

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Oct 31

SchwartzReport: Political Corruption = Child Poverty

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

I think this is an excellent essay on the state of voting and voters in the election coming up. I find political ads offensive, ads in general come to that and mute the sound, maybe you do the same. But I have come to realize the truth in John Cassidy’s essay. Some very significant fraction of Americans has just tuned out or, perversely, just votes a party ticket without understanding the truth about the candidates or the issues. That is the only explanation I can see for the continuing voting that occurs in Red value states, even though the policies they are voting for are horribly damaging to their lives. This also explains I think how people like Louie Gohmert or Steve King, or Ted Cruz remain in office.

The Empty Elections of 2014

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Oct 31

Jack Davis: Role of the Intelligence Professional — Doctor, Lawyer .. Teacher … Priest?

Jack Davis

Jack Davis

Jack Davis, dean of analysts and integrity czar for the CIA, was recognized today with a lifetime achievement award from the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAIE), Dr. Bill Spracher Chapter Chair presiding. After laudatory anecdotes from several senior members, Jack offered a few comments centered around his learning over time that intelligence professionals must not only be doctors to the policy client, but lawyers as well. Implicit in his remarks and his lifetime of service as a trusted briefer was a third role, that of  teacher. During the Q&A he was asked about a fourth role, positing a corrupt government, that of priest.

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Oct 30

Fiona Bywaters: Notes on the Open Source Everything Manifesto (World Futures Council Perspective)

Fiona Bywaters

Fiona Bywaters

The Open Source Everything Manifesto – Transparency, Truth & Trust
By Robert David Steele (2012)

Notes by Fiona Bywaters of the World Futures Council

DOC (4 Pages): Notes on the OSE Manifesto (Fiona Bywaters)

Full Text Online Below the Fold

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Oct 30

Jean Lievens: Nationalize Amazon & Google? Absolutely NOT — Let Them Both Die.

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Let’s nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech

They’re huge and ruthless and define our lives. They’re close to monopolies. Let’s make them public utilities

EXTRACT

Broadband as a public utility? If not for corporate corruption of our political process, that would seem like an obvious solution. Instead, our nation’s wireless access is the slowest and costliest in the world.

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Oct 30

Greg Palast: GOP Disenfranchising 3.5 Million Voters — Obama Doing the “Al Gore” (Rolling Over and Playing Dead for Money) — Electoral Reform, Anyone?

Greg Palast

Greg Palast

GOP-led Purge Threat to 3.5 Million Voters

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voter rolls, especially targeting minority voters.

Al Jazeera America has obtained 2.1 million names from the target lists,  kept confidential until now.  Experts reviewing the lists conclude it is suspiciously over-weighted with Black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters.

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Oct 29

Berto Jongman: Ebola Airborne?

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Infectious Disease Experts Argue: ‘Ebola Virus Could Be an Aerosol-Transmissable Disease’

Healthcare workers should be equipped with air-purifying respirators because “patients and procedures generate aerosols, and Ebola virus remains viable in aerosols for up to 90 minutes,” they noted.

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Oct 28