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New facebook changes – where to give feedback…

We’ve had a tremendous amount of listeners commenting about the changes that took place on Facebook today – and most of them revolved around “where can I complain about this?”

You can do that at this Facebook-authorized page.  Please be diplomatic.

(not following us on Facebook? You can do that HERE.)

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Morales and The Big White Lie (La Guerra Falsa)

Michael Levine has issued a release on the 3/3/11 use of his book The Big White Lie (La Guerra Falsa) by Bolivian president Evo Morales.

The opening reads:

When Bolivian president Evo Morales held up the book “La Guerra Falsa” (The Big White Lie) by Michael Levine for the photo that would rocket around the world, claiming that it was proof of DEA and CIA protecting the biggest drug traffickers in the world and using the drug war to manipulate, control and even overthrow governments, he was wrong about one thing: “The Big White Lie” does not blame DEA; it lays the blame exclusively on CIA.

Click here to read the entire statement.

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Raw Story: FBI foils alleged Chicago bomb plot

Another case of informant mishandling?
FBI foils alleged Chicago bomb plot | Raw Story

A Lebanese immigrant was arrested after placing what he believed to be a bomb in a trash bin outside a Chicago nightclub in an alleged plot to overthrow the mayor, officials said Monday.

Sami Samir Hassoun, 22, was under regular surveillance and attempted to carry out the plot with the help of an FBI informant who introduced him to undercover FBI agents, the FBI said in a press release.

Officials emphasized that “at no time was the public in danger” and that there was “no indication that any foreign or domestic terror groups were in any way connected to this plot or inspired Hassoun.”

The FBI directed their informant to befriend Hassoun in the spring of 2009 based on information that was not contained in the criminal complaint.

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Reuters / PR Newswire: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects | Reuters

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15

Ex-military men say unknown intruders have monitored and even tampered with American nuclear missiles

Group to call on U.S. Government to reveal the facts

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Witness testimony from more than 120 former or retired military personnel points to an ongoing and alarming intervention by unidentified aerial objects at nuclear weapons sites, as recently as 2003. In some cases, several nuclear missiles simultaneously and inexplicably malfunctioned while a disc-shaped object silently hovered nearby. Six former U.S. Air Force officers and one former enlisted man will break their silence about these events at the National Press Club and urge the government to publicly confirm their reality.

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Huffington Post gives Bill Conroy his due.

Journalist At Center Of Bogus Laredo Ranch Story Accused of Plagiarism

“Most of the time, the story will be about how some obscure writer took on an under-reported story as a passion project, only to watch as weeks later, outfits with bigger megaphones pick up on the news and reap acclaim without acknowledging the folks that did the heavy lifting. Occasionally, however, you find stories like the one Bill Conroy is telling, which go a step beyond.

Conroy writes for The Narco News Bulletin, a website dedicated to covering the news of the Drug War. As Conroy describes, for six years now, the site has been covering what’s come to be called the ‘House of Death’ story.”

We’re proud to be associated with this guy.

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WSVN-TV – Family says feds wrongfully raided home

WSVN-TV – Family says feds wrongfully raided home

HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) — A family is claiming federal agents raided
their house when they were looking for someone who was not there.

The
Boveda family said federal agents raided and ransacked their home
Thursday morning. Even the front window was smashed. Broken glass was
scattered across the floor and nearly every door in the house was busted
open. Even their closets were cracked.

“I can’t believe what I
was seeing. I said don’t break the window, I’ll open the door for you,
but you got the wrong house, you got the wrong house,” said Orlando
Boveda.

Federal agents said the raid was part of a larger
operation to arrest alleged drug smugglers, and the house they raided
was the last known address of a suspect who they were looking for.”

Informant info gone bad, once again?

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Yahoo! News – Non-warrant GPS tracking now legal

The Government’s New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS – Yahoo! News

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Mike on “Colbert Report”

Here are a couple of Clips of Mike on the Colbert Report:

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HuffPost – Pat Tillman’s Father To Army Investigator: ‘F— You… And Yours’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Pat Tillman’s Father To Army Investigator: ‘F— You… And Yours’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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U.S. closes consulate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez | Reuters

U.S. closes consulate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez | Reuters

(Reuters) – The U.S. government has shut indefinitely its consulate in Mexico’s most violent drug war city Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, to evaluate security conditions.

The U.S. embassy in Mexico City said in a statement on Thursday that the Ciudad Juarez consulate would “remain closed until the security review is completed.”

A U.S. enforcement official who declined to be named said the consulate had closed after receiving a “credible threat” but did not have more details. The embassy was not immediately available for comment.

It is not the first time the consulate, which processes Mexicans looking to travel or emigrate to the United States, has been shuttered. It closed briefly in March after three people connected to the consulate were murdered by drug hitmen.

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Some Prior Guests

David Moorhouse

Ray McGovern

Dr. Rick Nuccio

Renee Boje

Daniel Ellsberg

Richard Stratton

Gerard Colby

Greg Palast

Dennis Dayle

Ralph McGeehee

Stan Goff

Mark Levine

Vincent Bugliosi

J.H. Hatfield

Siobhan Reynolds

Charles Bowden

Katherine Gun

Bob Parry

Sandy Gonzalez

Sibel Edmonds

Ellen Mariani

Peter Lance

Senator Bob Graham

Cele Castillo

Tosh Plumlee

Donald Bains

Will Northrop

Aukai Collin

John Loftus

Joyce Reilly Von Kliest

Kelly O' Meara

John P. Flannery

Bill Conroy

Sander Hicks

Paul Williams