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Our Militarized Police Force


www.foxnews.com | From war zones to city streets, some military vehicles are getting a new life -- and not everyone is happy about the recycling.

The Defense Department recently announced it would be giving domestic law enforcement forces hulking vehicles designed to efficiently maneuver in a war zone for use in thwarting any potential high-scale activity.

Scientists Learning to Shape Memory

www.popsci.com | Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they form memories that can shape (and damage) us for a lifetime. Now, a handful of studies have shown that we’re on the verge of erasing and even rewriting memories. The hope is that this research will lead to medical treatments, especially for addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Overhaul of Spy Programs Cloaked in Secrecy

www.mcclatchydc.com | President Barack Obama has faced withering criticism around the globe for his secret spying programs. How has he responded? With more secrecy.

Surveillance State: The Modern Internment Camp | Brainwash Update

rtnews | Abby Martin takes a look the 71st anniversary of the internment of Japanese people in the US following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how the growing surveillance state is the modern day internment camp.

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NSA's Domestic Surveillance Program Revealed in New Book


washingtonian.com | More than a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a set of extraordinary and secretive surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency has been institutionalized, and they have grown. 

These special programs are conducted under the code name Ragtime, and are divided into several subcomponents, according to the new book Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, by Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady. (I purchased a copy this morning.) 

The authors, both journalists who cowrote a previous book about special operations in the military, have dug deep into the code names and operational nitty gritty of the NSA's secretive and hugely controversial surveillance programs, and they've come up with impressive new details. 

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