The Free Lance

Jul 23

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: There Was a Bad Mutha Who Lived in an SHU

CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns -

Bet he keeps his federal pension.

Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known but biggest aspect of NSA surveillance

FOIA to Director of National Intelligence for Snowden Documents -

(Source: snowden-knox2016)

“The authors found that, on average, those who had East German roots cheated twice as much as those who had grown up in West Germany under capitalism. They also looked at how much time people had spent in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The longer the participants had been exposed to socialism, the greater the likelihood that they would claim improbable numbers of high rolls.” — Economics and ethics: Lying commies

Federal judge rules Sandusky County can't keep jury from hearing about flashbang grenade used when deputies killed Bryan Jones -

(Source: generalinjusticeblog, via idontmakemonkeys)

Border official points gun at Boy Scout

“If Goodwill was in fact breached, it’s bad. They were victimized, and those who shop there and help support the organization’s goals are potentially at risk. However, they’re no better or worse than Target.” — A possible breach at Goodwill is bad, but nothing special

Jul 22

“Though only 8 percent of private-​sector workplaces are unionized in the United States, 29 percent of production shifts involved unionized facilities, implying that offshoring may be, at least in part, a union-​avoidance strategy. Even more interestingly, the overwhelming majority of the facilities being offshored were owned by large, profitable multinationals—​not, as one might imagine, by firms struggling to compete. And many of the closures took place soon after the plants had been acquired.” — Losing Sparta