DHS embraces poisoned candy paranoia

Have you overheard the fry cooks at your local fast food establishment furtively discussing jihad amidst seemingly harmless banter about how customers are really better off not knowing what's in the secret sauce? What about that potential Salafist lurking at the salad bar, measuring the dimensions of the sneeze-guard? If you've seen this kind of … Continue reading DHS embraces poisoned candy paranoia

‘Performance artist’ Alex Jones ‘playing a character,’ his lawyer says

Alex Jones, radio show host and founder of the popular fringe news site InfoWars.com, has long been a controversial figure -- for everything from his outspoken support for President Donald Trump to his promotion of outlandish conspiracy theories such as the idea that extraterrestrial reptilian shapeshifters secretly rule the world. Jones has not only stoked … Continue reading ‘Performance artist’ Alex Jones ‘playing a character,’ his lawyer says

DNC Leaks Lead to Dueling Conspiracy Theories

In the wake of last month's revelations of favoritism towards Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders within the Democratic National Committee, which led to the resignation of former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, paranoia has been percolating. On August 12, the Washington Post featured two articles about conspiracy theories, one by Post "global opinions" columnist Josh … Continue reading DNC Leaks Lead to Dueling Conspiracy Theories

New Documents Raise More Boston Bombing Questions

Three years after the Boston Marathon bombing, previously undisclosed documents continue to emerge that challenge official explanations of circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack, specifically relating to actions of the FBI. In the aftermath of the bombing, it was widely reported that¬†Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers sought in connection with the attack who … Continue reading New Documents Raise More Boston Bombing Questions

‘Internet of Things’ Scanners, Pricy and Cheap

  It was reported this week that Qadium, a "global Internet sensing" company run by a former CIA analyst and consultant for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has raised an additional $20 million in funding, after previously receiving more than $10 million in Department of Defense contracts. The company, which is billing its … Continue reading ‘Internet of Things’ Scanners, Pricy and Cheap

Another Day, Another Drill

Special Operations forces from multiple countries were in Florida Wednesday, firing off hundreds of rounds and rappelling down the sides of buildings "as they attempted to rescue the mayor" of Tampa. "The operation was, of course, an exercise," the Washington Post reports, "but it was also a¬†public spectacle for a force that has tried desperately … Continue reading Another Day, Another Drill