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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Planned US Drone Base Near Mali Marks Latest American Expansion In Africa [feedly]


Of course,because it was only a matter of time....

Planned US Drone Base Near Mali Marks Latest American Expansion In Africa
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The U.S. military command in Africa (AFRICOM) is planning to establish a drone base in northwest Africa to increase surveillance on radical Islamists in the region, Eric Schmidt of The New York Times reports.

The move would represent the latest expansion of the U.S. presence in Africa as the Pentagon recently announced plans to put specialized Army troops in 35 African countries.

In October Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post reported that each day about 16 U.S. drones take off from its base in the east African country of Dijbouti, which serves "the combat hub" for growing counterterrorism operations in the Somalia, Yemen and the Middle East.

Officials envision the new base to be placed in Niger or perhaps Burkina Faso, both of which share a border with Mali. Surveillance would provide details on the scope of the problem in Mali as well as the flow of fighters and weapons from Libya.

"This is directly related to the Mali mission, but it could also give Africom a more enduring presence for [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance]," one American military official told the Times.

Schmidt notes that the U.S. has flown turboprop planes designed to look like civilian aircraft from Burkina Faso to Northern Mali, but the missions have only provided limited intelligence.

Earlier this month the U.S. reportedly sent a surveillance drone over the Algerian oil field that was seized by militants.

Africom's plan still needs approval from the Pentagon, White House and Niger officials, but Schmidt cites indications that it will go forward. On Monday the two countries reached a status-of-forces agreement that provides legal protection to American troops in the country.

Furthermore Niger's president, Mahamadou Issoufou, has expressed a willingness to establish "a long-term strategic relationship with the U.S."

SEE ALSO: Senior US Adviser: 'Drone Strikes May Be The Best Bad Idea Available In Mali'

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Flu set to worsen, thanks to climate change [feedly]


Its hard to argue with this. After all, its SCIENCE!

Flu set to worsen, thanks to climate change
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Americans should brace themselves for earlier and more severe flu seasons, say scientists, thanks to the effects of climate change.

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Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami [feedly]

Should be a hot topic on HTTP://no agenda show.com this week!

Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami
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Okian Warrior writes with word that, as of Monday evening, multiple police agencies and the military were "conducting training exercises over Miami and elsewhere in the county. The exercise includes military helicopters firing machine-gun blanks while flying over highways and buildings. This YouTube video shows helicopters strafing highways with blank rounds near the Adrian Arts center. There are reports of similar actions in Houston From the Houston article: 'if you see the helicopters or hear gunfire, it's only a drill.'" Note: this time, it's not in The Onion.

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South African commuter train crash injures 150 [feedly]

Planes bad, trains good...no so much...
 
 
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least 150 people, including children, were injured on Thursday when two commuter trains collided near the South African capital of Pretoria, emergency services said.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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This Thursday's show.
The news is not as slow as you might think if you watch the Nightly news. We've been examining a lot of legislation and listening to some unique panels on CSPAN. There was even one with some major CIA players to discuss the realities or lack thereof of the movie Zero Dark Thirty. Was it completely orchestrated by the Agency? Or not?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility Isn't Closing Anytime Soon

Seems to me, by listening to http://noagendashow.com you will learn that the President had said something completely different!
 
 
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The Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility Isn't Closing Anytime Soon

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Despite efforts from the Obama administration, the controversial military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba doesn't look like it will be shutting down anytime soon.

The New York Times reports that the office tasked with providing solutions for closing the detention facility has now been shuttered.

Daniel Fried, the special envoy in charge of the office, has been reassigned and will not be replaced.

The President campaigned on a promise to close the facility, and only days after assuming office, attempted to follow through on that pledge with a Jan. 22, 2009 executive order. That order stated that the facility would be closed within one year.

The administration worked toward the goal of Guantanamo closure through a number of measures. In December 2009, Obama attempted to have the federal government acquire a prison in Illinois to house the detainees. That plan was blocked by the House Armed Services Committee.

A plan in 2011 to hold the trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shiek Mohammed in New York City met similar resistance and was abandoned. The Washington Post wrote at the time that this was "a decision that would mark the effective abandonment of the president's promise to close the military detention center."

The detention facility was opened in early 2002 following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. There are still approximately 166 detainees being held at the facility.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday January 27th 2013 Media Harmonization


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Friday, January 25, 2013

Scientists Are Making a Vaccine for Alcoholism That Will Give You Terrible Hangovers

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Scientists Are Making a Vaccine for Alcoholism That Will Give You Terrible Hangovers
Though most borderline alcoholics don't need an anti-fun vaccine for alcoholism, those that drink a little too much could probably use the world's first vaccine for alcoholism. Made by Scientists in Chile, the vaccine "works" by screwing over people who drink. Seriously, once you pump yourself with the juice, you'll experience the worst hangover of your life. More »



Thursday, January 24, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday January 24th 2013 Intelligence Product


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NYPD unveils radiation scanner to catch people with illegal guns | Internet & Media - CNET News [feedly]

I recently had a conversation with an American who thought us Canadians were so handcuffed by our government. When you read just how easy it is for legislations to be put in to place in the great US of A, you have to wonder which country is actually that much closer to the Nazi status don't you?

This is just one more topic I am sure to be revisited on the http://noagendashow.com

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EXCLUSIVE: A Stunning Amount Of Republicans Think Hillary Clinton Faked Health Problems To Avoid Benghazi Testimony [feedly]


That could be due in part by those people were educated through the no agenda show.com!

EXCLUSIVE: A Stunning Amount Of Republicans Think Hillary Clinton Faked Health Problems To Avoid Benghazi Testimony
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As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill Wednesday about September's terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, an eye-popping number of Republicans in a new Public Policy Polling said they think she faked the illnesses that caused a delay in her testimony.

Clinton was originally supposed to testify on the events leading up to the Benghazi attack on Dec. 20, but a series of illnesses befell her. First, the State Department said that she had suffered a concussion as a result of fainting from a battle with the flu. Then she was hospitalized with a blood clot.

Several conservatives speculated that Clinton might have faked or embellished her illness, among them former United Nations envoy John Bolton. 

The poll, the results of which were provided exclusively to Business Insider, found that a near majority of Republicans agreed with Bolton. Overall, 40 percent of Republicans responding to the poll said they believed Clinton was "faking her health problems so that she doesn't have to testify to Congress about Benghazi." But a slim majority — 41 percent — still thought she was not.

Meanwhile, 40 percent of self-identified "very conservative" voters buy into the theory, while 32 percent of that group rejects it.

Overall, the results are much more measured, as 65 percent of respondents rejected the notion that Clinton was faking her health problems. Only 22 percent thought she was. Among self-identified Independent voters, the split was 65-18 against believing the suggestion.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How Java dumps useless add-ons and toolbars on PC users [feedly]

This is exactly why you should always choose the "advanced or custom" option while installing software, so that you can see what is being installed and opt-out.
 
 
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How Java dumps useless add-ons and toolbars on PC users

Remember the Ask search engine? Oracle sure does—and by extension, so do Java users. Oracle has taken the practice of bundling useless add-ons and toolbars with legitimate software to new heights while collecting a commission each time it tricks a user into installing an Ask toolbar.

That's what Windows expert and legendary skeptic Ed Bott of ZDNet reports after examining Java's installation and update practices. Bott has done extensive reporting on "foistware," previously crowning Adobe and Skype as the worst offenders. But over the past year, Adobe and Skype have reformed themselves a little bit, while Oracle's Java now deserves the crown for "king of foistware," he wrote today.

"The evidence against Oracle is overwhelming," Bott wrote, continuing:

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday January 20th 2013 War on Brains


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Anti-Drone Camouflage: What to Wear in Total Surveillance

Truthers beware!
 
 
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Anti-Drone Camouflage: What to Wear in Total Surveillance
For the past four years, Harvey has been exploring the possibilities of counter surveillance fashion. His latest addition is a collection of clothes and accessories called Stealth Wear. The collection includes an anti-drone hoodie and scarf which are designed to thwart the thermal imaging technology widely used by UAVs and the OFF Pocket, a phone accessory that blocks all incoming and outgoing communication from your phone.

Monday, January 14, 2013

No Agenda Show for Sunday January 13th, 2013-Cranks and Firebrands


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Thursday, January 10, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday January 10th 2013 Brolf


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Yahoo's Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Continue to Decline a Lot - Kara Swisher - Media - AllThingsD [feedly]

When you are a company as big as Yahoo, this s a big ship that will sink, it may just take a lot longer!
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Internet crackpots believe Newtown massacre was staged, citing "absolute" Photoshop proof - Boing Boing [feedly]

Internet crackpots..I wonder where they got that term? Could it be...Http://thenoagendashow.com

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

No Agenda Episode 476 - Middle Class Infanteers Middle Class Infanteers


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

No Agenda Show for Thursday January 3d 2013 Tsunami Bomb


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