Below is a widely-circulated list of attendees at the secret 2010 Koch strategy meeting. According to reports, organized strategic planning began in the early 1980’s and continued through the annual Koch strategy meetings. The rumored purpose of these meetings: to fight what the ultra-rich perceived to be the coming-of-age of liberal policies and agendas and to plan for public acceptance of their goals.
During an era of public outcry against government corruption, the Supreme Court conservatives strike down limits on campaign contributions
Yesterday, the Supreme Court continued to ignore the voice of U.S. citizens, striking down a decades-old cap on the total amount any individual can contribute to federal candidates. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president. According to the Supreme Court, caps on campaign contributions restrict a personâ€™s First Amendment free speech rights.
Itâ€™s a dog-eat-dog world out there but in a country where the government was designed to be representative of the people, the little dogs in the U.S. are still finding themselves at a huge disadvantage. The Center for Responsive Politics has just completed their analysis of financial data disclosed by US Congress members and has found that more than half of the members of US Congress are now millionaires. At least 268 of the 530 members of the House of Representatives and the Senate had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012.
The documents claim that Hector Xavier Monsegur (known as â€œSabuâ€ in Anonymous circles) acted as the rooter and assisted the groups in gaining unauthorized access to the systems by identifying vulnerabilities and providing infrastructure support (servers and routers) which could be used to launch the attacks. Whether the â€œinfrastructure supportâ€ mentioned in the documents was unauthorized use of his companyâ€™s hardware or simply acting as a LIOC client/agent or Tor exit node is not specified. Strangely, the indictment does specifically mention that the group supported Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
The Supreme Court refused to review the case of a high school cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for the basketball player she said had raped her. And as a lovely parting gift, the girlâ€™s family must now repay the school $45,000 in legal fees for what a lower court termed as a frivolous lawsuit.
According to counterterrorism expert Gartenstein-Ross, Osama bin Laden had a strategy that we never bothered to understand, and thus that we never bothered to defend against. What he really wanted to do â€” and, more to the point, what he thought he could do â€” was bankrupt the United States of America.
Prosecutors investigating the disclosure of thousands of classified government documents by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks have gone to court to demand the Twitter account activity of several people linked to the organization, including its founder, Julian Assange, according to the group and a copy of a subpoena made public late Friday.
In the view of the US government, many of the WikiLeaks documents are still classified, and even though the documents have been published for all the world to see, reading the classified documents without clearance is illegal. Some US government warnings issued to several governmental groups have suggested that a federal employee would be breaking the law by reading the leaked cables of classified State Department documents published on the WikiLeaks website.
Twenty nine U.S. based BitTorrent tracker and peer-to-peer file sharing sites disappeared in the blink of an eye. Dutch anti-P2P group â€œBREINâ€, with assistance from the MPAA, set their sights on domain names of 29 United States based BitTorrent sites that allegedly make copyrighted material available to citizens of the Netherlands.