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It's like high school and the Spooks are the mean cheerleader

From the Intercept here:

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (above) said this week in Homburg that the U.S. government threatened to cease sharing intelligence with Germany if Berlin offered asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden or otherwise arranged for him to travel to that country.

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Why is my email monitored and not Darren Wilson's?

From CNN here:

City officials informed the Justice Department that “while many FPD supervisors have their email accounts on hard drives in the police department, most patrol officers use a form of webmail that does not retain messages once they are deleted.”

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Outsourcing jobs, outsourcing torture!

Headline from the Intercept:

CIA DIRECTOR DESCRIBES HOW THE U.S. OUTSOURCES TERROR INTERROGATIONS

There’s no need to pay an American standard wages for torture here, when you can move  your ‘debriefings’ to Somalia, for example and get a much more vigorous ‘debriefing’ at a much lower price.

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I guess Dick Cheney hasn't heard of a court of law (except his own)

From here:

“Frankly, I didn’t worry a lot about that. I wanted to make certain that we had a place where we could, in fact, take guilty individuals,” he said.

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Good to see CIA and Bin Laden renewed their friendship

From the Guardian here:

About $1m provided by the CIA to a secret Afghan government fund ended up in the hands of al-Qaida in 2010 when it was used to pay a ransom for an Afghan diplomat, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Snowden leaked for Truth, Petraeus leaked for P*ssy!

Headline from the Daily Beast here:

The one-time CIA director didn’t just disclose secrets to his mistress. He shared with her some of the most sensitive information the Pentagon has.

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A perfect post-9/11 headline

From Bloomberg:

JPMorgan Goes to War

The bank is building a new facility near the NSA’s headquarters to attract new talent

Excerpt:

“Convinced that it faces threats from governments in China, Iran, and Russia, and that the U.S.

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