Director of DARPA departs Pentagon for Google, further reinforcing government ties

Regina Dugan, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will be leaving the Pentagon’s mad scientist research agency for the corporate Big Brother known as Google.

Dugan has only been at DARPA for less than three years and was “offered and accepted [a] senior executive position” with Google, according to Eric Mazzacone, a spokesperson with DARPA.

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11 Reasons Why America Would Be A Better Place Without Goldman Sachs

Would America be a better place without Goldman Sachs? Of course it would. The "vampire squid" of Wall Street does not care about the future of America. Sadly, Goldman Sachs apparently does not even care much about their own clients. What Goldman Sachs is all about is making as much money as humanly possible. In the end, there is nothing wrong with making money, but there are constructive ways to make money and there are destructive ways to make money. Unfortunately, Goldman Sachs seems to find the destructive path almost irresistible.

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" Islamofauxbia " – Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for "Destruction of All Churches in Region"

According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is "necessary to destroy all the churches of the region."
The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait: a Kuwaiti parliament member recently called for the "removal" of churches (he later "clarified" by saying he merely meant that no churches should be built in Kuwait), and the delegation wanted to confirm Sharia’s position on churches.

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Kony 2012 the bastard offspring of the liberal elite

One of the main criticisms made of Kony 2012 is that it uses simplistic, childlike language to try to stir up emotions over what is actually a complex political situation. As one critic put it, the problem with the campaign is that it promotes a "bad guy script", replacing the tough challenge of understanding modern Uganda with the cheap thrill of expressing outrage against one of its weirder warlords.

That’s true – but who was it who zapped serious politics from international affairs and replaced it with a shallow, knee-jerk moralism? It wasn’t the tiny team behind Kony 2012, but rather the far bigger and more influential collective of "humanitarian interventionists" – those politicians, journalists and human-rights activists who have spent the past two decades reducing every messy conflict around the world to a simple case of Good v Evil.

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Paying Homage to Israel

March 6 was Super Tuesday—the day, we are told, “when the voters in 10 battleground states could decide who will be the Republican nominee for president of the United States. So was Mitt Romney focused on Ohio—a key battleground state—over the course of the March 3-4 weekend? Did Rick Santorum fight for Georgia? Did Newt Gingrich woo the Southern states? No, they were slouching toward Gomorrah by the Potomac—to pay homage to the real rulers of America—together with Barack Obama and virtually every member of the Senate and the House, to pledge allegiance to the state of Israel at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference for “three of the most important days affecting Israel’s future.”

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Doctor from MMR controversy wins High Court appeal – next up, Dr. Andrew Wakefield himself

The U.K.General Medical Council‘s (GMC) rash and unfounded decision to strike Professor John Walker-Smith, who had helped Dr. Andrew Wakefield in treating desperately-ill children with regressive autism symptoms and severe gastrointestinal problems, off the medical register for alleged "professional misconduct" has been exposed as a fraud. During a recent High Court appeal, Mr. Justice Mitting ruled that Prof. Walker-Smith’s striking "cannot stand" because of serious misconduct in the way GMC handled the case against him, and that the entire council needs to be reformed.

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97% of DailyKos readers: Mann is dishonest

DailyKos has brought us a nice example showing how problematic it is to rely on majorities and how the counting depends on the ways how the poll is engineered.
In the article called Michael Mann is a Modern Hero and we need to acknowledge that!, comrade Mr Don Mikulecký (yes, it is a Czech surname) argues that Michael Mann is a replacement both for Jesus Christ and Albert Einstein. There’s a formality on the page: he wants the readers to confirm his thesis. The results look like this:

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