Family Jewels (Central Intelligence Agency)

This. The infamous series of reports officially admitting to & describing secret illegal activities conducted by the CIA between 1959 and 1973. Most of these were declassified & released in 2007 due to FIFAs filed by the National Security Archive. These are copies of the original photocopied "secret" level memos & reports compiled at the …

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“How Do You Solve a Problem Like Facebook?”

"How do you solve a problem like Facebook?" Interesting question. Intriguing. Funny, I was talking with my wife about these very issues, & more, just within the past 24 hours. Finally got around to glancing at email just now, this article was the first thing I saw. Obviously it's a controversial article, topic, issue, etc., and …

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Book Review on Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America by Evan Carton

Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America by Evan Carton My rating: 4 of 5 stars John Brown. The John Brown Gun Clubs. He was controversial, hated by many, admired by some, likely a hero to many victims. A political/historical lightning rod. Some would agree he was a humanitarian and race patriot while …

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Book Review: Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power by Sheila A. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I say anything about this book, I need to confess I know the author (to whatever degree), highly respect her expertise on Japan (she's the Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Japan), so this commentary and …

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Book Review: Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning

Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning by Andrei Martyanov My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have to admit I bought this book because the title and premise were intriguing, matching some of my own concerns about the recent, current and future state of the US military. But, wow, what a crazy …

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Book Review: The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America's Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest by Walter A. McDougall My rating: 2 of 5 stars I didn't like this book. And my criticisms are probably unfair, because the author most likely accomplished what he set out to do. I think I merely misinterpreted or misunderstand the …

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Clobbering “Biblical” Gay Bashing

Clobbering "Biblical" Gay Bashing -. This is a very long blog my girlfriend pointed me to dealing with Christianity and Biblical Hatefulness. No matter where you stand on the matter of Christianity and homosexuality, it should prove to be an interesting read. I'd encourage everyone to approach it with an open mind. For what it's …

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