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Saudi Royal Family Linked to 9/11 Hijackers

Saudi Royal FamilyWhoWhatWhy discusses a link between the 9/11 hijackers and the Saudi Royal Family via a Saudi family living in Florida before the attacks in 2001. Evidence seems to suggest Esam Ghazzawi used his Florida home as an operational base for the hijackers, before fleeing to Riyadh just days in advance of the attacks and Ghazzawi’s extensive connections to the highest levels of Saudi power:

In early September of this year, [investigative journalists] Summers and Christensen reported that a secret FBI probe, never shared with Congressional investigators or the presidential 9/11 commission, had uncovered information indicating the possibility of support for the hijackers from previously unknown confederates in the United States during 2001.

As reported in the Herald, phone records documented communication, dating back more than a year, that connected a Saudi family then living in a house near Sarasota, Florida, with the alleged plot leader, Mohammed Atta, and his hijack pilots — as well as to eleven of the other hijackers.

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The Propaganda of Charles Krauthammer

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With his usual precision and sharpness, Glenn Greenwald has dissected the latest disinformation coming out of the Washington Post‘s editorial pages. This time its Charles Krauthammer, back with more of his indignant flavored right-wing talking points. Krauthammer has again misled his readers by hiding the root causes of terrorism and instead makes an effort to whip up anti-Muslim sentiment. From Salon.com:

It’s anything but news that Charles Kruathammer is a rank propagandist, but his column today is particularly egregious, though quite illustrative of how these issues are discussed. He lambastes the Obama administration for what he calls its “absurd and embarrassing refusal . . . to acknowledge who out there is trying to kill Americans and why.” Krauthammer — needless to say and for reasons too obvious to require explanation — wants to claim that the True Cause of Terrorism is “radical Islam” by itself, and thus accuses the administration of dishonesty because it “has banned from its official vocabulary the terms jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism.” His primary evidence is this recent statement of Faisal Shazhad, when he pleaded guilty to attempting the Times Square bombing: “I consider myself a mujahid, a Muslim soldier.” See, Krauthammer argues, even Shazhad admits it was Islam that caused his Terrorism, so why can’t Obama admit it, too?

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Was Manson A Political Tool For Destroying Counterculture?

On KPFA’s Guns and Butter, Bonnie Faulkner plays a broadcast from 1971 revealing links between the Tate murders and government actions aiming to sow fear and paranoia of the growing counter-culture of the 60’s. Originally aired on Mae Brussells’ radio show, the segment explores Charles Manson’s life before the infamous murders.

Listen to the full show here.

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Baucus Health Plan Missing Public Option, Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year

DemocracyNow: A long-awaited healthcare bill from Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus includes no public option and would require almost all Americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty. This comes as a new study finds that nearly 45,000 Americans die every year due to lack of health insurance. We speak with the study’s co-author, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, primary care physician, and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Baucus Health Plan Missing Public Option, Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year

DemocracyNow: A long-awaited healthcare bill from Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus includes no public option and would require almost all Americans to buy insurance or pay a penalty. This comes as a new study finds that nearly 45,000 Americans die every year due to lack of health insurance. We speak with the study’s co-author, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, primary care physician, and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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Captured: NYC’s Lower East Side

Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he’s recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance.

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Amazon Remotely Deletes Orwell from Kindle

Gizmodo: Amazon basically guaranteed that I’ll never buy a Kindle last night by bending to the wishes of a publisher and deleting every single legitimately-purchased copy of 1984 and Animal Farm from all Kindles remotely. Ridiculous.

Apparently, the publisher changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell’s books. So Amazon removed them from the store and in the process remotely deleted the books from the Kindles of anyone who bought them, depositing a refund in their account in the process.

Amazon says this is a “rarity,” but even once is too many times for bullshit like this to happen. Once I buy a book from Barnes & Noble, I never have to worry about them breaking into my house and taking it back, leaving me a pile of singles on my nightstand.

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Amazon Remotely Deletes Orwell from Kindle



Gizmodo: Amazon basically guaranteed that I’ll never buy a Kindle last night by bending to the wishes of a publisher and deleting every single legitimately-purchased copy of 1984 and Animal Farm from all Kindles remotely. Ridiculous.

Apparently, the publisher changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell’s books. So Amazon removed them from the store and in the process remotely deleted the books from the Kindles of anyone who bought them, depositing a refund in their account in the process.

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