Waterboarding

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First reported 27 mins ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 1 reports

Almost Humane

Lt. Starbuck interrogates Leoben on Battlestar Galactica .Photo via Sci FiThis piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University . On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., ... [Published Slate Magazine - 27 mins ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Eric Holder blew it as attorney general. His replacement will too.

The best thing about Eric Holder's time as the U.S. attorney general was that he was the . The worst thing was, well basically everything else.Holder, who yesterday announced his resignation as attorney general, isn't a bad synecdoche for the Obama administration. ... [Published The Week Magazine - Sep 29 2014]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes review – ‘Bobs disconsolately along in the soul-noir slipstream’

In the weeks since Apple violently forced U2 down the headphone jack of every mobile device in the known universe, in rock’s first confirmed case of musical waterboarding, the Ché Guevaras of alternative music have started revolting against the manipulative ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Release of CIA report pushed back again

The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on “enhanced interrogation” techniques has been delayed again, this time until late October, according to an aide to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).The Department of Justice was due to release ... [Published The Hill - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 3 reports

US Attorney General Eric Holder resigns

Holder made civil rights a cornerstone of his tenure, bringing a series of cases against local police for using excessive force, suing the state of Arizona over a law aimed at Hispanic immigrants and successfully blocking many state voter ID laws before ... [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 4, Episode 2: “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis”

Stream 24+ More Options Powered by GoWatchIt Written By: Charlie Day, Sonny Lee, Patrick WalshOriginal Air Date: Sept 18th, 2008Where to Watch: NetflixWhat It’s About: For much of the mid-2000s, oil prices radically increased worldwide. The speculated ... [Published New York Post - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Reuters Downplays CIA Torture As Merely 'Physically Stressful Interrogation Techniques'

We recently wrote about the ongoing delays in releasing a (heavily redacted) executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's torture regime following 9/11. That was linked to a Reuters story about how the CIA and the Senate ... [Published Techdirt - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 5 reports

Release of U.S. Senate Report on CIA Torture Delayed

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on September 8 that the committee’s long-awaited report detailing the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques that some critics have described as “torture” will ... [Published New American - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Ice Bucket Challenge 'waterboarding' video dubbed craziest yet for showing torture technique

Charity soaking spin-off film featuring method favoured by crazy despot Pol Pot gets the thumbs down from shocked web usersA viral video branded the craziest Ice Bucket Challenge yet has been slammed by shocked viewers for featuring the controversial ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 3 reports

Osama bin Laden 'not involved' in 9/11

An American journalist says former al-Qaeda leader “Osama bin Laden was not involved” in the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. He said the 9/11 terrorist attacks were a “contrived event” secretly executed by neoconservatives in the Pentagon ... [Published Press tv - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 14 reports

CIA tortured terror suspects "until the point of death", report says

The CIA tortured Al-Qaeda suspects "until the point of death" by drowning them in water-filled baths, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported, ahead of the publication of a US Senate report on interrogation techniques. The paper quoted one security source ... [Published Voice of Russia - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 2 reports

About That Waterboarding, Ctd

A reader writes:I’m sure I’m among a legion of Dish readers to ask you to note in a follow-up post that “just” pouring water over a cloth on top of someone’s nose and mouth (or only their nose, while holding their mouth shut), absolutely induces the same ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 08 2014]

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...cifically, Roberts alleged in his comments that "the plan to send the former ambassador to Niger was suggested by the former ambassador's wife," and "Rather than speaking publicly about his actual experiences during his inquiry, the former ambassador seems to have included information he learned from press accounts and from his beliefs about how the IntelligenceIntelligence Community would have or should have handled the information he provided."
...the sort of paradoxical statement used as a meditation discipline for monastery novices, called a Zen koan: "Only this very week," I sagely advise, "I've received yet another redundancy to match my 12 awards as a successful cartoonist."
...He announced in February 2011 that the Justice Department would no longer defend components of the statute because DOMA "contains numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and lesbians and their intimate and family relationships -- precisely the kind of stereotype-based thinking and animus the (Constitution's) Equal Protection Clause is designed to guard against." Ultimately, the Supreme Court agreed, ruling in June 2013 that key portions of DOMA were unconstitutional
"I will never leave the work. I will continue to serve" Holder, with Obama at his side, said during a brief White House announcement of his departure

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Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes review – ‘B... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 21 hours ago]
Eric Holder blew it as attorney general. His re... [Published The Week Magazine - Sep 29 2014]
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Peter Bromhead: Minutiae of a haphazard career [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 28 2014]
Obama doesn't trust our spies to combat ISIS [Published FOXNews.com - Sep 27 2014]
This Is What Eric Holder's Legacy Will Be [Published Huffington Post - Sep 27 2014]
Release of CIA report pushed back again [Published The Hill - Sep 26 2014]
Defending Holder's legacy no easy task for succ... [Published FOXNews.com - Sep 26 2014]
Eric Holder's reign ends with a whimper: Column [Published USA Today - Sep 26 2014]
Police: Woman’s Vegas ‘dream’ smashed by sex in... [Published Las Vegas Review Journal - Sep 26 2014]
For Eric Holder, a broad legacy ranging from ra... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Sep 26 2014]
US Attorney General Eric Holder resigns [Published Sunday Star-Times - Sep 26 2014]
U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down, succ... [Published Reuters - Sep 26 2014]
Eric Holder leaving U.S. attorney general post [Published Henry Herald - Sep 25 2014]
Eric Holder to step down as US attorney general [Published Irish Times - Sep 25 2014]
Eric Holder's legacy: a quest for racial justic... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 25 2014]
When is torture okay? [Published Disinformation - Sep 25 2014]
Often enemy number one for Republicans, U.S. At... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 25 2014]
U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down after... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 25 2014]
‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 4, E... [Published New York Post - Sep 25 2014]
Twisted Literary Assassination Fantasies [Published Daily Beast - Sep 24 2014]
One whistleblower gets $30m in the bank, but ot... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 23 2014]
The CIA Used Artificial Intelligence to Interro... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 22 2014]
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Failure of democracy and the rise of ISIS [Published Middle East Monitor - Sep 22 2014]
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Often enemy number one for Republicans, U.S. At... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 25 2014]
WASHINGTON — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general. The ...
Scott Brown Also Ran on National Security in 2010 [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 15 2014]
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is defying the skeptics by making the New Hampshire race against incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen a real contest .  Though he voted as a centrist in Washington, D.C.—even casting a critical vote for the Dodd-Frank ...
Obama’s Flimsy Legal Case For War [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Sep 12 2014]
  As I noted prior to the President’s speech on Wednesday night, outside of a small group of dissenters, Congress apparently has no desire at all to weigh in on the issue of military action against ISIS/ISIL/IS notwithstanding the fact that it ...
Reuters Tries To Explain Away It's Refusal To C... [Published Techdirt - Sep 12 2014]
We recently pointed out that in a Reuters news report about the pending (and ultimately delayed) release of the declassified executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's $40 million report on the CIA's torture program, Reuters reporter Patricia ...
Reuters Downplays CIA Torture As Merely 'Physic... [Published Techdirt - Sep 11 2014]
We recently wrote about the ongoing delays in releasing a (heavily redacted) executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's torture regime following 9/11. That was linked to a Reuters story about how the CIA and the Senate ...
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