Times Square Terror: Drone Blowback?

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by Davis Fleetwood

The New York Post, relying on anonymous “law-enforcement sources,” says that accused the accused Time Square attacker Faisal Shahzad was an “eyewitness” to the unmanned “onslaught throughout the eight months he spent in Pakistan beginning last summer.” And that he tried to bomb Times Square as payback for American drone attacks in Pakistan.

In a video made prior to the attack, the Pakistani Taliban leader Qari Hussain Mehsud said “the attack is a revenge” for “the recent rain of drone attacks,” and for the slaying of extremist leaders in Iraq and Pakistan.

President Obama has taken the unilateral Bush pre-emptive strategy to new levels of alienated remove. U.S. military personal can now control unmanned drones remotely in front of screens that imitate video games with life like accuracy.

Life imitating art.

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Secret Erik Prince Tape Exposed

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Written by Jeremy Scahill | originally published at THE NATION

Erik Prince, the reclusive owner of the Blackwater empire, rarely gives public speeches and when he does he attempts to ban journalists from attending and forbids recording or videotaping of his remarks. On May 5, that is exactly what Prince is trying to do when he speaks at DeVos Fieldhouse as the keynote speaker for the “Tulip Time Festival” in his hometown of Holland, Michigan. He told the event’s organizers no news reporting could be done on his speech and they consented to the ban. Journalists and media associations in Michigan are protesting this attempt to bar reporting on his remarks.

Despite Prince’s attempts to shield his speeches from public scrutiny, The Nation magazine has obtained an audio recording of a recent, private speech delivered by Prince to a friendly audience. The speech, which Prince attempted to keep from public consumption, provides a stunning glimpse into his views and future plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed activities of Blackwater. The people of the United States have a right to media coverage of events featuring the owner of a company that generates 90% of its revenue from the United States government.
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Coldplay Attempt Hostile Takeover of The Arcade Fire

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Originally published at The Umpteenth Times. written by Ara Von Niv

Coldplay seeks to corner the market on earnest and expressive rock music that currently appeals to wide audiences

LONDON–Recently, Coldplay have taken a page out of their corporate masters’ book by pursuing the aggressive acquisition of indie rock band, The Arcade Fire. With the unprecedented maneuver, Coldplay sought to corner the market on earnest and expressive rock music that currently appeals to wide audiences. The attempted hostile takeover has left The Arcade Fire shaken.
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Women Have Lots of Casual Sex — Get Over It

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Written by Josey Vogels / My Messy Bedroom

Why is it that a woman who enjoys casual sex is pegged as “having sex like a man?” The question bugged Jocelyn Wentland, a Masters student in the Department of Family Relations and Human Development at Guelph University. “Even with all of the changes to stereotypes, as a society we continue to view sexual behaviour as belonging to either a man or a woman,” complains Wentland. “Sexual behaviour that doesn’t fit nicely into [the expected behaviour of either gender] gets viewed as ‘out of the norm.’ So women who don’t act like the ‘nice girl’ who only has sex in the context of a committed relationship get pegged as ‘acting like a man.’”

Unfortunately, most of the research on women and sex these days seems to focus on “sexual dysfunction.” There’s little research, says Wentland, on women who actually like sex, and what little there is, is hopelessly out of date and doesn’t reflect what’s actually going on out there. So she did her own.
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