Homeland Security Wants Mozilla to Pull “Domain Seizure” Add-On

Torrent Freak May 10, 2012 Homeland Security’s ICE unit is not happy with a Firefox add-on that allows the public to circumvent the domains seizures carried out during the past several months. In an attempt to correct this ‘vulnerability’ in their anti-piracy strategy, ICE have asked Mozilla to pull the add-on from their site. Unfortunately […]

U.S. Bullies Man over “Department of Homeland Stupidity” Mugs

The feds have threatened to criminally prosecute a novelty store owner who sells products—such as “Department of Homeland Stupidity” coffee mugs—making fun of the U.S. government. Could this be a matter of national security, or that Uncle Sam simply lacks a sense of humor? To poke fun at the National Security Administration (NSA) the merchant, […]

Australian journalist wins prestigious award for exposing flu vaccine scandal

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MB Comment: Natasha Bita, a journalist for The Australian has just won a Walkley Award (the Australian equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize) for an in-depth article series on the CSL Afluria flu vaccine, a shot that caused convulsions in one percent of Australian infants who received it. To put this vaccine scandal in perspective, the […]

MP names undercover policeman as man who firebombed Debenhams store (UK)

An undercover police officer firebombed a branch of Debenhams as part of his attempt to infiltrate a hardline group of animal rights activists, am MP has told Parliament. Bob Lambert, who used the alias Bob Robinson, was accused of involvement in the Animal Liberation Front’s bombing of the department store in Harrow, northwest London, in […]

U.S. will hit debt ceiling on Monday, Treasury Secretary Geithner warns

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said his department will take “extraordinary measures” to postpone a U.S. default for about two months while President Barack Obama and Congress work out a deficit-reduction deal. Geithner, in a letter to congressional leaders today, said the government will hit its statutory debt ceiling on Dec. 31. To avert a […]

Justice Department to seek new indictment of Blackwater guards in Iraq shooting

ShareThis Justice Department to seek new indictment of Blackwater guards in Iraq shooting 25 Jul 2012 The Justice Department plans to bring a new indictment against four Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in a 2007 shooting that killed 17 Iraqis. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina had thrown out the case in 2009, but an appeals court […]

Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan

ShareThis Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan 26 Jul 2012 Alabama’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a federal court to approve a redistricting plan for his Legislature without requiring the plan to go through the U.S. Justice Department for approval to make sure it doesn’t discriminate against minority voters. The lawsuit […]

Labor Department backs off plan forcing reporters to use government-issued computers

  (FOXNEWS)   The Labor Department has backed off a plan to force news agencies to use government-issued computers and other equipment to report on jobless reports and other key economic data, following a GOP-led House hearing this week, according to several published reports. Agency officials have said they want reporters who analyze, then write about […]

New Jersey Muslims file federal suit to stop New York Police Department from spying on them

ShareThis New Jersey Muslims file federal suit to stop New York Police Department from spying on them 06 Jun 2012 One of the Obama administration’s go-to civil rights groups in its efforts to build relationships with American Muslims is suing the New York Police Department over its surveillance programs, some of which were paid for […]

Miami Beach Police Union Rep: “We Have Arrest Quotas Every Memorial Day Weekend”

(MIAMI NEW TIMES)   The chief of Miami Beach Police is insisting that his officers do not have a 2,000-arrest quota this Memorial Day weekend. But the department’s union vice president tells Riptide that he witnessed a major announce the quota at an officer roll call — and that his department has such quotas every year […]