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Washington’s Blog:
American Public Supports Torture … Because They Don’t Know THIS

What Americans STILL Don’t Know…

New polls show that – even after the Senate torture report showed that torture is unnecessary and doesn’t work – Americans still think torture is necessary and works.

Why?

Because they still don’t know the truth … because the mainstream media has hidden it from them. Specifically, Americans still believe that torture works to produce helpful intelligence that helps keep us safe.

Americans wouldn’t support torture if they knew the following facts, proven beyond any doubt:

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Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

I guess a bunch of old, soon to be sick and dying, assholes finally got a clue. How long has it taken?

Or perhaps they just noticed which direction the smoke is blowing, and want to remain slightly relevant to remain in office?

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Wikileaks published a secret CIA study that makes a liar out of the drone program’s defenders (including Obama). CIA, in secret, sounds a lot like Robert Greenwald!

The 2009 CIA study lends support to critics of US drone strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen by warning that such operations “may increase support for the insurgents, particularly if these strikes enhance insurgent leaders’ lore, if non-combatants are killed in the attacks, if legitimate or semi-legitimate politicians aligned with the insurgents are targeted, or if the government is already seen as overly repressive or violent”.

Drone strikes counterproductive, says secret CIA report

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Steve Carell North Korea-set movie dropped

A source has confirmed to EW that an untitled film with Gore Verbinski and Steve Carell attached as director and star, respectively, is not going forward. Deadline first reported the news, describing the film as “paranoid thriller.”

Over the past week, a message claiming to be from the group that hacked Sony invoked 9/11 in a threat, which prompted movie theater chains to decide not to show the film. Following the theaters’ decisions, Sony canceled plans for the film’s Christmas release. The New York Timeshas since reported that the U.S. has reached the conclusion that the North Korean government was  “centrally involved” in the hacking.

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Forbes

After playing these games numerous times, the researchers found out that about 7% of people were consistent [Homo Economicus], never endowing their partners with any coin.

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There are myriad reasons to support only the creation of new renewable energy sources. Here’s another:

Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives
Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent.

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New Wikipedia project seeks to “aggregate facts found in news articles” to scrub out the media bias.

“This is citizen journalism re-envisioned,”
Wiki Co-Founder Creates ‘Wikipedia for News’ to Fight Bias in the Media
“We do not aggregate articles; we aggregate facts which we find in articles.”

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Let me add that this is what Paul Thompson has done with History Commons and The Complete 9/11 Timeline, which is the go-to source for research on the topic. Although, lately the sites have been down — denial of service attacks?
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