European court says CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest

Reuters | July 24, 2014

By Christian Lowe

The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects.

Obama Decrees Faith Groups must choose: God or Guv’ment?

Steve Deace | July 21, 2014

By Rebekah Maxwell

Obama forces religious groups to choose between God and Guv’ment: For any believers still on the fence about our current commander’s convictions, let him be clear…he doesn’t believe in the “separation of church and state” either. He will tell you what to believe and how to behave, or else.

Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children

Washington Free Beacon | July 23, 2014

By Elizabeth Harrington

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.

Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive Was ‘Scratched’ Then ‘Shredded’

The Daily Caller | July 22, 2014

By Patrick Howley

Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was “scratched” and the data on it was still recoverable. But the IRS did not try to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive, despite recommendations from in-house IRS IT experts to outsource the recovery project.

The hard drive was then “shredded,” according to a court filing the IRS made to House Ways and Means Committee investigators.

On Malaysian Crash, Obama’s Case Against Russia Disintegrates

Lew Rockwell  | July 23, 2014

By Daniel McAdams

Tuesday the US government admitted it had been bluffing about its certainty that Russia was behind the downing of Malaysian Air Flight MH-17 over Ukraine.

This dramatic turn of events started with State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf claiming Monday that the State Department’s certainty of Russian involvement in the apparent downing of the plane was primarily based on “social media” evidence.

Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine to fend off Putin-backed rebels

Washington Post | July 22, 2014

“I want to make sure that the potential costs to the Russians in the event of a military incursion in Ukraine are as high as possible,” he said.

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, has said the United States is past due in providing direct military support to Ukraine. In the hours after the downing of the Malaysian airliner, he criticized the “cowardly” Obama administration for failing “to give the Ukrainians weapons with which to defend themselves.”

Verizon on Internet of Things, the connected car: Location is key

Zdnet | July 22, 2014

By Charlie Osborne

Verizon believes that the mass adoption of tech which tracks our location through Internet of Things connected devices is a reality far closer than we believe to be.