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Glenn Greenwald: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden after the Paris attacks

Decent people see tragedy and barbarism when viewing a terrorism attack. American politicians and intelligence officials see something else: opportunity.

Bodies were still lying in the streets of Paris when CIA operatives began exploiting the resulting fear and anger to advance long-standing political agendas. They and their congressional allies instantly attempted to heap blame for the atrocity not on Islamic State but on several preexisting adversaries: Internet encryption, Silicon Valley’s privacy policies and Edward Snowden.

My Family Came to this Country Legally, But We Were Almost Deported

Ben is the founder and former-CEO of the Cheezburger Network and co-founder of Circa currently filming drone videos around the world.

It’s common for people who live through stressful and traumatic moments to forget them. I was no exception. What I do remember are the phone calls with my immigration lawyers, asking them on every call what the U.S. deportation process was like and how much time I might have to pack up my life. But try as I might, I couldn’t remember. I would forget right after I’d hang up.


You Can Get Anything You Want At Alices Restaurant

We don’t have much in the way of traditions around my house come Thanksgiving time, but there is one that we do stick to every year around this time, that I’ve brought over to JamBase. For as long as I can remember New York’s classic rock station – which has rotated considerably over the years – has always played Arlo Guthrie’s satirically brilliant track “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” at noon on Thanksgiving.

The 18-plus minute track constitutes the entire A-Side of Guthrie’s 1967 album – Alice’s Restaurant.

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