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An interview with the filmmaker as her documentary on mass surveillance hits theaters....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Financial Advisors, Planning, Financial Education Alamy In the corner of the room there was a small, round man, with Coke bottle glasses, beckoning me to sit next to him. If not for the red plaid vest and Santa cap he wore...
From: Daily Finance | By: Brian Lund | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The GOP Senator is pushing the Expatriate Terrorist Act, which would allow the president to strip Americans of their citizenship. Really bad idea.
From: Reason | By: Steve Chapman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Spot the gilded facade SPEND a few days in Yangon, and you can almost believe you are in a country with a functioning financial sector. ATMs, completely absent just a few years ago, now dot the city. Credit cards are increasingly (though still not widely)...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces.
From: Fox News | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
From: Fox News | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In a speech touting "conservative realism," the Kentucky Republican probed the failures of post-9/11 foreign policy, including too much war....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, October 24, 2014
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British MP Rory Stewart reviews Anand Gopal’s No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, which “demonstrates that the failures of the intervention were worse than even the most cynical believed”. In particular,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Badaber (Pakistan) (AFP) - Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a "martyr" in Pakistan's desperate fight against polio.It...
From: Business Insider | By: Guillaume Lavallee | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Craft your vision in pencil, not ink.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: John Michel | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Yes, of course it makes sense to stop someone who might be up to no good.  I agree with this blogger about that.  But, we are so far beyond that point with Sgt. Tahmooressi.  It has been 7 months in a prison in Mexico so don’t you think Mexico could...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Several years ago, I was asked to travel to Prague to speak to the newsroom staff at Radio Liberty. The topic: Efforts to improve news coverage. However, once I was there it became clear to me that some members of the staff wanted me to discuss a much...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a new set of protocols for travelers arriving from countries affected by Ebola. Travelers will be required to provide the agency with contact information for themselves and a relative or...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Rory Stewart in the New York Review of Books: Ashraf Ghani, who has just become the president of Afghanistan, once drafted a document for Hamid Karzai that began: There is a consensus in Afghan society: violence…must end. National reconciliation and......
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: S. Abbas Raza | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A new report (pdf) from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, reveals that poppy production in Afghanistan hit a record high of 209,000 hectares last year, despite a $7.6 billion eradication effort: “In...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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As an October 20 piece in Stars and Stripes reminds us, the U.S. has been fighting a second war in Afghanistan without much success – that would be the one against poppy production. Poppies are the flower from which opium is derived, so the U.S. campaign...
From: AntiWar | By: Lucy Steigerwald | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Can a teachers union force non-members to pay the wages of unionized teachers who are away from their jobs on "union business"? The Mackinac Center for Public Policy says no. Adam Neuman, a public school teacher in Brighton, Michigan, is a veteran who...
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Brett Popplewell speaks to friends who knew the affable soldier and father killed in the Ottawa shootingThe post Remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Since nationalistic blogger Zhou Xiaoping’s “positive energy” won accolades from Xi Jinping at the Beijing Forum on Literature in Art last week,
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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by Ester Bloom This #longread from Vox about the rise of homelessness in San Francisco is devastating but important, so take a deep breath and make sure you have some snack food at hand for stress-eating. I want to quote huge chunks of it. Like this:...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, October 24, 2014
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During 13 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 2,500 U.S. troops were killed by improvised explosive devices, according to The Washington Post. That's about half of the troops killed in action in both conflicts. And many thousands more were...
From: Tampa Tribune | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From: Tampa Tribune | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Daudzai confirmed India’s fear that Pakistan would like to regain strategic depth in Afghanistan by encouraging Taliban from across the border.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday....
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Praise be! Annie Lennox, the no-fucks-given queen, is thankfully still with us after coming for Beyoncé by calling her “feminist lite” and “cheap” last month. I was so sure that such blasphemy against Our Lady of Perpetual Lacefronts would result...
From: Dlisted | By: Allison | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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U.S. officials say the Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in federal court in Virginia.
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A Russian captured five years ago in Afghanistan and believed to have led insurgent attacks against U.S. troops will be flown here to be prosecuted…...
From: ABA Journal | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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“Since World War II, very little that could be called genuinely humanitarian has resulted from American military intervention—not in Korea, certainly not in Vietnam, and not in Panama, Afghanistan, or the two Iraq wars and Libya.”
From: Harper's Magazine | By: John R. MacArthur | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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From Anand Gopal's new book on Afghanistan: Dr. Hafizullah, Zurmat’s first governor, had ended up in Guantanamo because he’d crossed Police Chief Mujahed. Mujahed wound up in Guantanamo because he crossed the Americans. Security chief Naim found...
From: Blood and Treasure | By: jamie k | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - When Swedish journalist Jenny Nordberg visited the home of an Afghan parliamentarian, she was surprised to hear one of the politician's daughters declare of another child she had assumed was her six-year-old brother: "It's true,...
From: Reuters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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An FBI agent offered up confidential information about a political operative’s enemy in exchange for cash—and they both got caught. What were they thinking?...
From: Miller McCune | By: Lauren Kirchner | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Polish Leopard 2A4(click to view full) Germany is almost done selling off one of the world’s most impressive tank fleets, earning itself a solid market around the world in the process, and choking sales of competitive designs. In November 2013, Poland...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Joe Katzman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Anti-NSA crusader Glenn Greenwald published an article on Wednesday morning where he explained that the recent murder of a Canadian soldier by a radicalised Muslim convert was down to Canadian… Continue readingThe post So what if the Canadian terror...
From: Spectator | By: James Bloodworth | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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American man speaks second language.
From: Read Write Web | By: Helen A.S. Popkin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)President Barack Obama proudly signed the law that repealed the Pentagon’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, freeing lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans (although not trans people) to openly serve in the military...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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(QUETTA, Pakistan) — Attacks in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country’s beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, killed 12 people on Thursday,...
From: Time | By: Andrew Katz | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A former Afghan interpreter who now lives in the US started a Reddit AMA with the goal of shedding light on the nightmarish process that Afghans who worked for coalition forces must go through in order to secure a visa.  "FNU," First Name Unknown, Mohammad...
From: Business Insider | By: Jeremy Bender | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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General Dynamics had basically flat Q3 2014 revenue, with total sales of $7.7B, masking a 13% drop in information systems balanced by growth of about 7% in aerospace, combat systems, and marine systems. Their total backlog reached $74.4B and has been...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Olivier Travers | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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MTV will celebrate Veterans Day on November 11 with 'MTV's Got Your 6,' a documentary that follows the lives of four young Afghanistan war veterans as they return him from the front.
From: MTV | By: Gil Kaufman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives involved in the 2007 massacre at Baghdad's Nisoor Square. On Wednesday, the jury found one guard, Nicholas Slatten, guilty of first-degree murder, while three other guards...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ottawa shooting appears to be the latest in a series of attacks carried out by individuals with no clear link to terrorist groups...
From: Time | By: Naina Bajekal | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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War-photographer drama 1,000 Times Good Night is given credibility by director Erik Poppe’s professional experience in that role for Reuters, and by the film’s location shooting: Pains were taken to film in Afghanistan as well as in a Kenyan border...
From: A.V. Club | By: Vadim Rizov | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Linda Sartor standing on a Soviet tank outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo: Peggy Gish / WNV)Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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[caption id="attachment_69205" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Return of the Obra Dinn, a new game I will be playing right after I post these links.[/caption] Who needs lists when Harper’s gives you an entire page of one-liner facts? #prebuzzfeed...
From: Art Fag City | By: Corinna Kirsch | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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