October 6, 2016

Neighbor thinks a flash-bang grenade was used during FBI arrest of NSA contractor accused of removing classified information. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-government-contractor-arrested-20161005-story.html

U.S. criticizes Israel for its plans to develop even more West Bank land. “The actions of the Israeli government in announcing this settlement undermine the pursuit of peace.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-again-condemns-israel-planned-settlements-in-west-bank/

Pipeline protest at West Virginia governor’s mansion leads to 23 arrests. http://www.roanoke.com/news/arrested-outside-mcauliffe-s-mansion-during-protest/article_148541f0-ef60-5647-a58a-b4ee27f7a3d8.html

Kansas Democrats to monitor election to document voters who are turned away for not proving their citizenship. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2016/oct/05/kansas-democrats-ramping-election-monitoring/

Alaska marijuana activist facing 54 years in prison for organizing buyers club in state where medicinal and recreational use are legal. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/28/charlo-greene-alaska-cannabis-club-reporter-marijuana

Open source computer operating system Linux turns 25. http://www.computerworld.com/article/3128224/linux/todays-another-milestone-day-for-linux.html

Detroit man reportedly facing 40 years in prison for making a “terroristic” threat with a computer after posting “Kill all white cops!” on Facebook. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/05/facebook-threats-white-police-officers-terrorist-charges

Denton police officer allegedly urged others on Facebook to, “Pop a cap in the first clown you see. Someone needs to just hit one and the rest of these fools will learn.” No word yet on whether cyber-terrorism charges are being considered. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2016/10/04/pop-capin-creepy-clown-police-officer-urges-panic-grips-dallas-suburbs

Trump takes credit for Mike Pence’s debate performance. “I’m getting a lot of credit, because… that’s really my first hire.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/05/mike-pence-debate-donald-trump-rally

Civil rights museum says it has received threats after refusing to let Trump campaign use it as a campaign prop. http://fusion.net/story/354450/trump-international-civil-rights-center-museum/

Methane leaking from fossil fuel production process may be as much as 60% higher than previously estimated. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/05/methane-emissions-fossil-fuel-industry-may-be-60-percent-higher-estimates-study

American farmers are not “feeding the world”, they are mostly feeding people in other developed countries says study. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/05/despite-cloak-moral-necessity-report-shows-big-ag-cant-feed-world

Charges that nuclear weapons-possessing countries have failed to observe non-proliferation treaty are dismissed by International Court of Justice. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/05/where-justice-top-un-court-rejects-marshall-islands-nuke-case

Contractor suspected in NSA breech reportedly worked for company that supplies software for catching rogue employees. https://theintercept.com/2016/10/05/nsa-theft-suspect-works-for-contractor-that-sells-the-government-tech-for-spotting-rogue-employees/

FBI reportedly abusing border screening process to recruit informants, gather intelligence. They are allegedly “looking for ‘good guys’ not ‘bad guys.’” https://theintercept.com/2016/10/05/fbi-secret-methods-for-recruiting-informants-at-the-border/

Former Trump accountant claims he is the “genius” who prepared Donald’s income taxes. “I’m the one who did all the work.” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/i-did-all-the-work-ex-trump-accountant-slaps-down-candidates-brilliant-knowledge-of-the-tax-code/

All 50 of the credited actors in Tim Burton’s new movie Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children are white, except for the villain, who is black. http://fair.org/home/film-directors-peculiar-choice-teaching-children-that-nonwhite-evil/

Phoenix becomes 26th city to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/209888329-story

The only veteran in the 2016 presidential race is Green Party vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/783291064098709504

 

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October 6, 2016

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