Breaking: 3 dead, including gunman, after shooting at Marine Base Quantico
22 Mar 2013 Three people are dead, including a gunman who opened fire at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia after shooting one person dead Thursday night. A base spokesman said the suspected shooter was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound along with a second victim. Lt. Agustin Solivan said authorities entered the barracks early Friday where the suspect had barricaded himself after a fatal shooting and found him dead along with another victim. The standoff began after a shooting on the base around 11 p.m. Thursday.
Virginia authorities in standoff with shooter at Marine Corps Base Quantico--1 dead in shooting at Quantico
22 Mar 2013 A base spokesman says one person is dead after a shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia and authorities are in a standoff with a suspect who's barricaded himself in barracks. Lt. Agustin Solivan says the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Thursday and authorities are in a standoff with the suspect that's gone into early Friday. Solivan says they believe the suspect is a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base
. [Watch that tidbit 'morph' or 'disappear' by Friday morning.
U.S. to have DHS and corporations dramatically increase scanning of private Web traffic, email--DHS will gather secret data
21 Mar 2013 The U.S. government is expanding a cybersecurity program that scans Internet traffic headed into and out of defense contractors to include far more of the country's private, civilian-run infrastructure. As a result, more private sector employees than ever before, including those at big banks, utilities and key transportation companies, will have their emails and Web surfing scanned as a 'precaution against cyber attacks.' Under last month's White House executive order on cybersecurity
, the scans
will be driven by classified information provided by U.S. intelligence agencies -- including data from the National Security Agency
-- on new or especially serious 'espionage threats and other hacking attempts.' The Department of Homeland Security will gather the secret data and pass it to a small group of telecommunication companies
corpora-terrorists and cyber security providers that have employees holding security clearances, government and industry officials said.
NATO-Commissioned Report Says Killing Hackers Is Basically OK
21 Mar 2013 ...In an attempt to make some sense of the mess, NATO (basically the Western powers-that-be) commissioned a report from a bunch of legal experts at the 'NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence' to suggest some rules
for cyber-warfare. Well, the report's in, and the suggestions are kinda surprising. Basically, cyber attacks which cause "physical damage, injury or death" constitute a 'use of force', and thus can be retaliated to with real physical weapons. Equally surprising is the classification of civilian hacktivists as legitimate targets during war.
State Dept. Hid Contractor's Ties to Keystone XL Pipeline Company
21 Mar 2013 Late on a Friday afternoon
[when the Obama Administration typically dumps its deleterious environmental news
] in early March, the State Department released a 2,000-page draft report
downplaying the environmental risks of the northern portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
, which would ferry oil from
Canada's tar sands to refineries in Texas, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. But when it released the report, State hid an important fact from the public: Experts who helped draft the report had previously worked for TransCanada, the company looking to build the Keystone pipeline, and other energy companies poised to benefit from Keystone's construction. State released documents
in conjunction with the Keystone report
in which these experts' work histories were redacted so that anyone reading the
documents wouldn't know who'd previously hired them
Monsanto Protection Act Proves Corporations More Powerful Than US Government
20 Mar 2013 Monsanto lobbyists have gone as far as to generate legislative inclusions into a new bill that puts Monsanto above the federal government. It's called the Monsanto Protection Act
among activists and concerned citizens who have been following the developments on the issue, and it consists of a legislative 'rider' inside (Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735) a majority-wise unrelated Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill. If this rider passes with the bill, which could be as early as this week, Monsanto would have complete immunity from federal courts when it comes to their ability to act
against any new Monsanto GMO crops that are suspected to be endangering the public or the environment (or considered to be planted illegally by the USDA)
. [Sign petition
to stop Monsanto madness.]
House approves Ryan budget, departs for two-week recess
21 Mar 2013 The House on Tuesday approved Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal, which, if implemented, would defund the federal health care law, balance the federal budget [on the backs of the middle class and poor] in 10 years and overhaul the nation's 'entitlement' programs. The measure passed with 220 votes, just two more than it needed to pass. Meanwhile, the Senate is expected to vote on a Democratic budget plan later this week—the first time since 2009. [Obama will be pushing for the bulk of ideas in the Ryan budget - and spend 24/7 fighting the Democrats' version under cover of pundits asserting the opposite. --LRP
Texas suspect's link to Colorado slaying is investigated
21 Mar 2013 A man suspected of trading gunfire with North Texas authorities Thursday and who could be linked to the slaying of Colorado's prisons chief is likely to die, Texas officials said. Wise County Sheriff David Walker said the suspect was being kept alive by machines at a Fort Worth hospital and is "basically legally dead." [?] "If he survives, he will be charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer," Walker said at a news briefing in Decatur, about 65 miles northwest of Dallas.
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