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David Swanson via LewRockwell.com

The Army Experience Center, an amusement hall built in a Philadelphia area shopping mall to make killing and dying look like fun to kids, has been the focus of repeated protests and criticism. This past weekend hundreds again protested at the AEC, an

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Wired

A nonlethal device best known for beating back pirates off the coast of Somalia was deployed by local police in San Diego at political gatherings, and even at a competition to build sand castles, according to a local publication.

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Courage To Resist

According to international law experts, the invasion and ongoing occupation of Afghanistan is as illegal as the US presence in Iraq. The United Nations Charter mandates that military force against another country is only justified when used in self-defense or authorized by the UN Security Council.  

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International Advocates for Health Freedom

I expressed the view that Oathkeepers should be providing real leadership on this issue to the American people since this weaponized swine flu threat is the biggest threat confronting our nation today. Its clearly totally in our faces with a massive media barrage to try to condition us all to take it.  

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The Register

In years to come, the secret supertroopers of SOCOM may be able to cause a cell tower to stop working, a vehicle’s fuel tank to suddenly explode, or a single person to inexplicably be incinerated - all completely silently and tracelessly, without anyone knowing they were ever there and not so much as a spent bullet left behind.  

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CBS News

A portion of American taxpayer dollars slated for development projects in Afghanistan is alleged to end up in the hands of the Taliban, the GlobalPost reports. The United States Agency for International Development is investigating if its funds are being used by contractors to pay the Taliban for protection – from itself.

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Wall Street Journal

The White House is facing mounting pressure from lawmakers to work harder to rally flagging public support for the war in Afghanistan.With casualties rising, the administration is struggling to persuade voters that the war can be won or is worth the human and financial costs.

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Reuters

On Sept. 2, 2008, U.S. and Iraqi troops smashed in the doors of Iraqi journalist Ibrahim Jassam's home, shouting "freeze" and holding back snarling dogs before they hauled him off into the night in his underwear.

A year later, neither Jassam and his family nor global news agency Reuters, which employed him as a freelance TV cameraman and photographer, have been told exactly why he has been detained for all this time by U.S. military forces in Iraq.

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Blog of Bile

As the protestors make their way towards the fence that separates Fort Lee from the rest of the world, Police and soldiers gear up for a possible confrontation.

As the chants grow louder and the protesters get angrier, the scenario changes from training exercise to being real life in just a matter of seconds

 

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McClatchy News

[wanna bet?] It wasn't a bullet or roadside bomb that felled Lance Cpl. Josef Lopez 3 years ago after 9 days in Iraq.

It was an injection into his arm before his unit left the states.

The then 20-year-old Marine from Springfield, Mo., suffered a rare adverse reaction to the smallpox vaccine. While the vaccine isn't mandatory, the military strongly encourages troops to take it.

 

Ignarus semino dominatus

Revealing secrets and comforting the enemy kills our soldiers!

News Link • Global Reported By Keith Rodebush
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AP

U.S. officials denied American troops were violating Philippine laws by engaging in combat against Muslim militants, saying they were only training Filipino soldiers and their mission was temporary.

Allegations that U.S. troops in the southern Philippines are building permanent structures and joining the fight against al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have roiled nationalist and left-wing forces opposed to the American presence.

 

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Cindy Sheehan

The No Child Left Behind Act includes a provision that requires high schools to turn over private information on students to military recruiters and allows the Pentagon to create an extensive database on your child. You can opt out! Here's how!!

News Link • Global Reported By Michele Power
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AP

The Food and Drug Administration said it has authorized the emergency use of a swine flu test for U.S. troops overseas, allowing the military to speed up diagnoses and treatment of a virus that could cause widespread infections again this fall.

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Washington Post

The inquiry into the relationship between George Raymond, the director of a technology program at Fort Belvoir, and Catherine Campbell, a favored contractor, and how it illustrated core problems in the federal procurement system.

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Breit Bart

ox News: Tammy Duckworth, an injured veteran who is the assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, said the manual is still under revision -- as stated in a disclaimer on the official Web site -- and has not officially been "reinstated." She said it was one of many options for injured veterans, calling it "simply a tool." Though Duckworth said the document has not been fully vetted, an official directive from July tells VA health practitioners to refer veterans to the document. Duckworth questioned whether that directive had been authorized at the highest levels. video;

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RS

For 42 years, the God and Country Rally in Idaho has started its rally with a military fly over. The God and Country Rally is a non-denominational rally that supports American soldiers. For 42 years the Pentagon has carried out the military fly over. Not any more. In Barack Obama’s America, the military is no longer allowed to do such things if the group requesting the fly over is Christian oriented. That’s not an exaggeration. Let’s roll the tape: Video;

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Investment Watch

AS VETS AWAIT CHECKS - VA WORKERS GET $24 MILLION IN BONUSES: WASHINGTON – Outside the Veterans Affairs Department, severely wounded veterans have faced financial hardship waiting for their first disability payment. Inside, money has been flowing in the form of $24 million in bonuses. In scathing reports this week, the VA’s inspector general said thousands of technology office employees at the VA received the bonuses over a two-year period, some under questionable circumstances. It also detailed abuses ranging from nepotism to an inappropriate relationship between two VA employees. The inspector general accused one recently retired VA official of acting “as if she was given a blank checkbook” as awards and bonuses were distributed to employees of the Office of Information and Technology in 2007 and 2008. In some cases the justification for the bonuses was inadequate or questionable, the IG said.

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