Blogging History: NSA spied on Al Jazeera; Dick Cheney, proud torturer; Soros v “drug lord” accusation

mostlysignssomeportents:

One year
imageDocs leaked by Snowden show NSA spied on Al Jazeera: “The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success.”

Five years
imageDick Cheney, proud torturer: Former US Vice President Dick Cheney proclaimed once again over the weekend that he believes torture applied to war-on-terror detainees in U.S. custody after 9/11 worked brilliantly to reveal terror plots — this despite testimony to the contrary from a CIA investigator who looked into the details of these abusive interrogations.

Ten years
Soros responds to drug-lord accusation: George Soros has responded to Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s accusation that he is financed by narco-gangsters in a great, stiff letter that demands an apology.

via Cory Doctorow

euo:

“These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know. After we rotate back to the world, we’re gonna miss not having anyone around that’s worth shooting.”
Full Metal Jacket (1987) dir. Stanley Kubrick

"You’re so ugly, you could be a modern art masterpiece!"

euo:

These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know. After we rotate back to the world, we’re gonna miss not having anyone around that’s worth shooting.”

Full Metal Jacket (1987) dir. Stanley Kubrick

"You’re so ugly, you could be a modern art masterpiece!"

Victor White suicide ruling leads to public scrutiny

smallrevolutionary:

black-american-queen:

OK. I KNOW YOU ARE ALL WORRIED ABOUT FERGUSON BUT CAN YOU FOR A SECOND LOOK AT THIS VICTOR WHITE CASE?

NOTHING ADDS UP.

APPARENTLY AFTER BEING SEARCHED TWICE (while handcuffed) HE PRODUCED A GUN AT THE POLICE STATION AND SHOT HIMSELF. HIS DEATH HAS BEEN RULED A SUICIDE.

YOU NEED TO SPREAD THIS TUMBLR. BECAUSE THIS IS BULLSHIT AND THE COPS ARE COVERING IT UP.

boosting this again. all this shit needs scrutiny. thats the only way we will get the reform we are literally dying to get.