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Judicial Deference to the Torturers


In case anyone is wondering whether any of the CIA’s torture victims will be able to recover damages from CIA torturers, the answer is an unequivocal no. The federal judiciary decided a long time ago that it would not permit lawsuits brought by victims of the CIA or, for that matter, the U.S. military.

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US Spending Bill Bonanza for Wall Street

US Congress

Kleptocracy defines America. Corrupt politicians and corporate crooks conspire. Against ordinary people. Covertly and overtly. Violating the letter and spirit of good governance. Looting the nation's wealth. Handing it to monied interests.

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Squatting on The Flag

John Brennan

If you believe the recently released Senate Intelligence Committee torture report, you might be tempted to conclude that the CIA lied to the press and the public and to Congress about the extent and effectiveness of its torture campaign. And that conclusion would be correct, sir. And the amazing thing is people are amazed.

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Indian Cricket team in Australia

Cricket team

From here, there and elsewhere

Let me first come to cricket, the only sport in which India has acquired some standing, because of the amount of money which has flowed into the game. And the spectacles of IPL T20 games with cheer girls, convenient timings and other such attractions. Thus, families of a boy with some talent support and invest in him as they used to do so in 1950s and 60s for the young students preparing for Indian civil service examinations. Even now but perhaps not that much since there are many other options.

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The villains who torture and their Canadian friends


by John McNamer

The information about "brutal" CIA torture programs just "revealed" by a U.S. Senate committee has been widely known and well documented over much of the past decade and this information has been provided many times to responsible Canadian officials, who chose to ignore.

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