TYReads about Cognitive Infiltration

It seems we'll have to get used to a new neologism, "Cognitive Infiltration", after the Obama administration is proposing to pick Cass Sunstein to serve on the NSA Oversight Panel, the body responsible for reviewing allegations of NSA privacy abuses. As The Washington Post reports in Obama pick for NSA review panel wanted paid, pro-government shills … Continue reading TYReads about Cognitive Infiltration

Alexandra Leaving, Alexandria Lost

Suddenly the night has grown colder. The God of love preparing to depart. Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder, They slip between the sentries of the heart. ... ... ... Even though she sleeps upon your satin; Even though she wakes you with a kiss. Do not say the moment was imagined; Do not stoop to … Continue reading Alexandra Leaving, Alexandria Lost

TYReads “the capitalist network that runs the world”

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world @ New Scientist "An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy." "The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news … Continue reading TYReads “the capitalist network that runs the world”

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

We reproduce the statement issued by Edward Snowden from Moscow via Wikileaks in the hope that the pressure of public opinion will be strong enough to prevent damage being inflicted upon him. Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for … Continue reading Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

TYReads “Snowden’s future”

Snowden’s future @ Financial Times With this article brimming with doublespeak, the Financial Times tries to convince the western and the global public opinion, shocked by the realization that the old USA is no longer a democracy but "something else", into believing that Edward Snowden is a criminal and not what a growing body of public … Continue reading TYReads “Snowden’s future”

TYR reads “those who care, have known about this for a long, long time.”

Government Is Tracking Verizon Customers' Records @ The Wall Street Journal. Some excerpts: "The National Security Agency is obtaining a complete set of phone records from  all Verizon U.S. customers under a secret court order, according to a published account and former officials." "Verizon is required to provide NSA with "all call detail records" of customers, … Continue reading TYR reads “those who care, have known about this for a long, long time.”

TYR reads ” 5 Reasons…Mainstream Media…Pro-War”

5 Reasons that Both Mainstream Media – and Gatekeeper “Alternative” Websites – Are Pro-War @ Washington's Blog  asks why there is so much Pro-War reporting, not only by mainstream media, but also by big "alternative" (blog) websites. Like all Washingtonsblog articles, this one is well researched, but perhaps an image, a chart, will go a … Continue reading TYR reads ” 5 Reasons…Mainstream Media…Pro-War”

Wasteland of the Free

In 1996 Iris DeMent released The Way I Should, an album containing ”Wasteland of the Free” a blunt indictment of the right-wing political and social agenda dominating in the US. As Richard Phillips reports, “ Iris DeMent explained that “Wasteland of the Free” was a difficult song to perform because it was so direct. “But I can’t keep quiet about these things,” … Continue reading Wasteland of the Free

TYR reads “…It’s a Different Economy”

College Grads: It's a Different Economy @ Of Two Minds Charles Hugh Smith aptly summarizes and describes the structure of the post-2008 USA economy, a description that by extension and with some tweaks can be applied to most western economes. An economy in which processes in the making since the end of WW2, if not sooner, … Continue reading TYR reads “…It’s a Different Economy”