America’s Willful Negligence Concerning the 9/11 Attacks

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Joe Giambrone

September 11, 2017

Since December 2002, at the latest, it became glaringly obvious that certain individuals in the US government had lied about how the 9/11 attacks had come to be. When the Bush administration censored the official congressional investigation, the “Joint Inquiry” into the attacks, notably the 28-page section on foreign state funding to the named hijackers, its legitimacy crumbled.

With that first 9/11 investigation redacted and numerous questions outstanding, the attack victims’ families pressed for a second investigation, later to be known as the “9/11 Commission.” Key findings of this Commission were false—or falsified—as those now released “28 pages” show.

The public evidence against the Saudis is partial and wasn’t followed-up on, indicating internal pressures both before and after the attacks.

“One reason for the limited understanding is that it was only after September 11 that the U.S. Government began to…

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Myanmar Allows Another Reported Massacre of Muslim Minority Rohingya


250px-Flag_of_Myanmar.svgWe previously discussed the crushing abuse and discrimination faced by Muslims in Myanmar.  The Rohingya are denied basic rights and face continued violence in the country.   While it was hard to imagine the abuse of these Muslims becoming any more extreme in the Buddhist nation, it just did.  The government has allowed a new spasm of violence against this community which has been denied the most basic rights and the support.  Rohingya children have been reportedly beheaded and civilians burned alive.

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Thousands Agree To Manually Clean Sewers In User Agreement For WiFi Services


200px-Wifi_logo300px-Sewer_coverNeither Congress nor foreign legislatures have done anything about ridiculous user contracts for services like WiFi or cable that require consumers to sign long agreements with impenetrable legal language and clauses.  It is a knowing effort by companies to impose highly disadvantageous terms in mountains of legalese.  One company however has vividly demonstrated the scam to its credit.  The WiFi company, Purple, inserted language in its standard contract that obligated consumers to clean toilets at festivals and clear sewer blockages.  Some 22,000 people signed up.

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CNN Under Fire Over Statements By Producer Calling Collusion Coverage “Bulls**t” and Retraction of Russian Investigation Story [UPDATED]


I recently ran a column on my concern over the coverage of the Russian investigation and underling legal issues.  While I supported the appointment of the Special Counsel and the investigation into possible obstruction of justice after the firing of James Comey, I have objected to what I see as biased and at times unhinged legal coverage of the underlying allegations.  There has obviously been such bias on both sides as people turn to news sources that offer an echo chamber for their political views.  This week, however, CNN has been under close scrutiny after it retracted a major story on the Russian investigation and three of its top journalists were let go, including respected Pulitzer prize winner Eric Lichtblau.    If that were not bad enough, a conservative filmmaker posted a videotape of CNN Producer John Bonifield talking freely about how the collusion story is nothing by “bulls**t” and how CNN…

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The Supreme Salient: Decades Of Static Ideological Lines On The Court Could Vaporize With A Kennedy Replacement


Below is my column in the Hill Newspaper on the implications of a rumored retirement by Justice Anthony Kennedy.  If nothing else, it allowed me to discuss the anniversary of the Ypres Salient explosion in World War I — the mining of the German line with massive bombs.  While we often discuss how a nominee could change the Court on issues like Roe v. Wade, the replacement of either Kennedy or Ruth Bader Ginsburg would potentially collapse the long static lines on the Court.  Like trench warfare, the 4-4 split on the Court has moved little in areas like abortion. It could now evaporate in the flash of a confirmation (assuming that Chief Justice John Roberts does not step into the role of swing vote on the Court).

Here is the column:

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Wasserman Schultz Says That Obama Cashing In On Wall Street Speeches Is No One’s Business


Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee until last summer, said Tuesday that critics of Barack Obama's six-figure speeches should 'MYOB'

For many voters, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee , is the embodiment of much that is wrong with the Democratic establishment.  She was accused of working to rig the primaries for Hillary Clinton and repeatedly lying to the public.  Given that history, one would think that Wasserman Schultz would avoid any questions that remotely deal with ethics or honesty or influence peddling. However, that is not how Washington works.  Wasserman Schultz’s supporters enthusiastically re-elected her and most folks in Washington view voters as having the attention span of a Golden Retriever.  Thus, Wasserman Schultz was trotted out on CNN to assure the public that President Obama receiving obscene amounts of money from Wall Street interests is none of their business.

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Sexual Orientation is Developed in the Womb

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It all begins here.Despite societal discrimination and religious persecution, homosexuality and bi-sexuality, like heterosexuality, are inborn traits that cannot be changed and are not a choice.  Attempted suppression does not work. It always pushes through.  Human sexuality is very complex.  It is not simply one moment or one single dividing cell, that affects one’s sexuality but a series of changes and combinations of androgens released prenatally at specific times (or not) which establish a person’s sexual orientation.

Many years ago it was believed by some that sexual orientation could be changed or molded based on training and conditioning a child to identify as a male or female, and that they would then be attracted to the opposite gender.  However, this has been proven to be false.

Brian S. Mustanski, reports on a case study in, A Critical Review Of Recent Biological Research On Human Sexual Orientation. In 36 boys surgically made into girls…

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Texas Teacher Fired Due To Prior Work In Adult Films

I find this troubling in the extreme. Generally speaking, people should not be penalized for their past career choices.


lady-jag-logoThere is an appeal filed in Dallas by a teacher, Resa Woodward, 38, who was fired because of her prior work in the adult film industry almost two decades ago.  We have previously discussed such cases, which I find troubling because these are people who worked in a lawful industry.  It is even more concerning when, as here, the individual claims that she was forced into the industry as a form of “sex slavery.”

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Stop Punishing the Poor for Being Poor.

Every year, as soon as I have all my W2s, I file my taxes, usually right around the end of January. I do them online using TurboTax and sign up for direct deposit so I can get my refund sooner rather than later. I like to get my taxes done and out of the way as soon as possible. So I did them two days ago, 1 February. Usually I would get my refund in about a week or under, but not this year. This year my refund won’t be released until the end of February because of a law signed by Obama to screw over poor people by making us go through extra hurdles.


Over a year ago, Barry Obama signed the PATH Act, which slows down Earned Income Tax Credit refunds. This negatively impacts millions of people who rely on getting their tax refunds early so they can pay down debt, pay their bills and rent, and buy necessities. Now we have to wait weeks more, potentially causing many of us to lose our homes because we can’t pay our rent on time. That’s the situation I’m in right now.

Stop punishing poor people for being poor.