Photo: Gen. Paul E. Vallely. CREDIT: US Army photographer. SOURCE Wikipedia (Public domain).
From NewsMax By Sandy Fitzgerald and Kathleen Walter
Friday, 08 Feb 2013 02:10 PM
Administration Documents providing legal coverage for drone strikes on Americans are just more of the “tyrannical” ways the president is using his executive powers to run the government, warns Gen. Paul Vallely.
The retired general, a military strategist and co-author of the book “Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror,” told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview that using drones is nothing new, but President Barack Obama’s authorization to use them against Americans is “what’s in question.” . . . Read Complete Report
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison for revealing the identity of a covert officer to a reporter. But originally he was pending charges on the violating the espionage act. Kiriakou is the first CIA official to publicly confirm the use of
waterboarding and other tactics he describes as torture under the Bush administration. His supporters believe he has been unfairly targeted and punished. John Kiriakou and his attorney Jesselyn Radack join us for the details.
SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama says he won’t go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates argue the president said the same thing about medical marijuana — and yet U.S. attorneys continue to force the closure of dispensaries across the U.S.
Welcome to the confusing and often conflicting policy on pot in the U.S., where medical marijuana is legal in many states, but it is increasingly difficult to grow, distribute or sell it. And at the federal level, at least officially, it is still an illegal drug everywhere. . . . Read Complete Report
Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
Imagine cars driving themselves seamlessly and safely down the highway. Gone are traffic jams, crazy drivers, and commute-induced headaches. A vision of the future? Actually, no, this was the vision of the1939 World’s Fair and an idea that has come, come again, and now seems closer than ever before. A combination of technological availability, continuing safety concerns, and escalating congestion and energy problems fuel transportation researcher and policy-maker dreams of robotic vehicles. . . . Read Complete Report
The 1939 New York World’s Fair offered a vision of a utopian city of tomorrow—one in which life was going to be easy thanks to new technology that would revolutionize transportation, household work and daily life. Yet, the Fair made no mention of war, no sense of a troubled present, in spite of the looming world nightmare.