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Blacklisted Radio w/ Lee Rogers 9.1.2013

Lee Rogers joins Doug Owen for a rare Sunday edition of the Blacklisted Radio podcast. The conversation focuses on the media promotion of a US missile attack on Syria, and the huge ramifications of this direct act of war. Other thoughts on US Debt Insolvency, Current Stories, and the popular memes dominating the US news cycle are covered.

Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs.

Syria asks the United Nations to stop U.S. strike

Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent “any aggression” against Syria following a call over the weekend by U.S. President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month’s chemical weapons attack.

San Bernardino Becomes 3rd California City to Get Bankruptcy Protection

San Bernardino on Wednesday became the third California city in recent years to be awarded bankruptcy protection by a judge, setting the stage for a battle between the Southern California city's creditors and its retirees -- a fight that could provide a playbook for other cities facing similar financial burdens.

Mapping America’s Dwindling Invasion Coalition

U.S. President Barack Obama is evidently not getting the multinational coalition his administration was expecting to share the burden of a limited strike operation against Syria. The British parliament has voted against a military intervention, and NATO has said it would not participate in a U.S.-led mission.

40% of top-paid CEOs busted, bailed out or booted, study says

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies points to a weak link between performance and pay among some of the highest-paid CEOs of American companies, and urges the U.S. government to push through laws that would bring chief executive pay under closer scrutiny.

White House ramps up pitch to lawmakers with fresh Syria briefings

Administration officials are planning classified and unclassified briefings with senators and House members as some lawmakers clamor for the White House to better explain anticipated U.S. strikes against the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons this month in the suburbs of Damascus.

Russia sharply steps up criticism of U.S. over Syria

Russia dramatically escalated its denunciations of American threats to attack Syrian military targets on Saturday, as President Vladimir Putin called the arguments about chemical weapons that underlie the U.S. case “utter nonsense.”

NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications

Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera was spied on by the National Security Agency, according to documents seen by SPIEGEL. The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success.

Another Jolly Little War

If the US directly attacks Syria, the real cause will not be the recent chemical attacks. What are 300 or so dead in a 2-year old war fuelled by the western powers that has so far killed over 100,000?

The DoomCast #5 - 8.29.2013

Doug Owen and Charlie McGrath, tackle the lies and propaganda being used once again to sell the public on a new Syrian war. Lots of other topics covered, as well.

Lockbox Aims to NSA-Proof the Cloud

Fewer words will have as much import in the coming months and years as encryption. In the post-NSA-leaks world, encryption isn't just a buzzword, it's a necessity. Even more, it's a political statement that makes friends of partisans.

Obama: Sex Ed for Kindergartners ‘Is the Right Thing to Do’

The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district’s kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle.

Europe’s Weakest Link: Why Italy Could Reignite The European Crisis

Europe’s recent economic figures have sparked hopes of a gradual recovery. Yet several unresolved issues still remain on the horizon – with none larger than the current political situation in Italy, the region’s fourth largest economy, whose government may very well collapse as early as next month.

BREAKING: Obama Signs Two New Executive Orders On Gun Control

Rather than wait for Congress to pass new laws Obama bypassed them today. The two executive orders were announced at the same time the new Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) director Todd Jones was sworn in. Jones has been upheld by Senate republicans until recently. The ATF will be the enforcer of Obama’s two new executive orders.

GMO corn FAILing to protect fields from pests - Reuters report

Researchers in the key corn-growing state of Illinois are finding significant damage from rootworms in farm fields planted in a rotation with a genetically modified corn, a combination of measures that are supposed to protect the crop from the pests, according to a new report.

UK sends jets to Cyprus in what it insists is a defensive move

Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons in a debate on Syria on Thursday that Britain would not enter into military action until the UN inspectors report back, until MPs take a second vote and until there is backing from the Security Council in the United Nations.

One Hundred Articles of Impeachment Against Obama

There is a growing groundswell within American Republican and Tea Party ranks that impeachment proceedings should be initiated against President Obama on a whole list of violations of the Constitution and the War Powers Act. ~ Peter Paton

Swiss Banks Turn Into Rat Finks

The U.S. and Switzerland have reportedly struck a deal that could out Americans who have stashed money in Swiss bank accounts to avoid paying U.S. taxes, reports Slate. The agreement would enda long running dispute where the U.S. government has pursued tax evaders that have assets with Swiss banks.

U.S. intelligence officials are not so certain that the suspected chemical attack was carried out on Assad's orders, or even completely sure it was carried out by government forces

The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack is no "slam dunk," with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike, U.S. intelligence officials say.

50 Years Later – West Defiles Martin Luther King’s Memory

The differences between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and current US President Barack Obama could not be greater. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that they are both black. Yet somehow, Western media outlets have managed to draw parallels between these diametrically opposed figures

Iran puts West in 'Check' with Omani Gas Deal

Iran holds the second-largest deposits of natural gas reserves in the world and most of those reserves haven't been developed. Its offshore South Pars gas field is considered one of the largest in the world, giving Iran the claim to the No. 3 spot in terms of natural gas production.

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