New Yorker: The Propaganda about ‘Russian Propaganda’

NEW YORKER late October, I received an e-mail from “The PropOrNot Team,” which described itself as a “newly-formed independent team of computer scientists, statisticians, national security professionals, journalists and political activists, dedicated to identifying propaganda—particularly Russian propaganda targeting a U.S. audience.” PropOrNot said that it had identified two hundred Web sites that “qualify as Russian propaganda outlets.” The sites’ reach was wide—they are read by at least fift...
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Oregon Militia: ‘We’re Not Looking for Bloodshed’

One of the apparent leaders of the armed occupation of an Oregon federal wildlife refuge on Monday toned down the violent rhetoric he delivered a day earlier, saying the activists are not trying to provoke a confrontation with the government. "We don't want it to end with violence," said Ryan Bundy in an interview, who with his brother Ammon has spoken for the the group occupying a group of federal buildings in Oregon’s outback. "We're not looking for bloodshed." On ...
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Will the US Economy Collapse in 2016? Predictions and Preparations

By Eric Blair Is 2016 the year our financial system fully collapses? It seems like the alternative media always predicts that an economic collapse is coming. In many ways we’ve been right, but in many ways we’ve been wrong. Sure, mathematically, the debt-based monetary system is headed for disaster, and clearly certain parts of the economy are already experiencing major declines. However, we have to admit that our breathless annual predictions of a major economic collapse have been wrong. ...
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Ad Shows Army Prepping for Martial Law

Will martial law be declared on American soil? Will economic collapse and urban riots result in the final and total loss of civil liberties right here at home? It could happen, and it is one of the “eventualities” that the military is preparing for, though they are constitutionally barred from being used domestically against the American people. Part of the U.S. Army’s latest ad campaign, broadcast frequently during football games and sporting events, and widely across many television p...
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Obama to Announce New Executive Action on Guns

President Barack Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales, people familiar with White House planning said. Described as "imminent," the set of executive actions would fulfill a promise by the President to take further unilateral steps the White House says could help curb gun deaths. Plans for the action are not yet complete, and those familiar with the process warn that unforeseen circumstances could...
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Army Looking for Volunteers to Eat MREs for 21 days Straight

Three weeks, nothing but packaged, ready-to-eat meals.  It's not a far-flung mission, nor is it a lost wager — it's how Army researchers hope to discover how new knowledge of the digestive process could improve future Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs.) The work could even help protect soldiers from sickness while deployed. Here's what you need to know about the ongoing study, run by the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine's military nutrition division: 1. "Gut health" goals. ...
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Sikhs in America Coming under Attack

The bearded man in the blue turban was attacked before dawn on Saturday morning, while waiting for a ride to work. Two white males in their 20s pulled up and began to curse at Amrik Singh Bal, according to police in Fresno, Calif. Fearing for his safety, police said, the 68-year-old Sikh man attempted to cross the street — but “the subjects in the vehicle backed up and struck the victim with their rear bumper.” The car stopped, and the two men “got out and assaulted the victim, striking hi...
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