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Lyndon Johnson's Mistress Claims He Ordered JFK Hit

Madeleine Duncan Brown, former mistress of US President Lyndon Johnson, has revealed on a video interview that she believes Johnson ordered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

US Creating New Base for Patrols of US/Canadian Border

The Northern Border Air Wing, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, is setting up a new base in Montana, near the US/Canadian border.

A number of planes and two Black Hawk helicopters will be deployed there for border patrols. 730 kilometers will be patrolled for drug smugglers, illegal aliens, and terrorists. According to US Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mike Milne, "they will fly missions along the border, to prevent terrorist and terror weapons from coming into the U.S."

Canadian Government Defies Courts

Even though Canadian courts have ordered the government to stop, the federal government claims it will continue to deny a passport to Abdurahman Khadr, a Canadian citizen who is the son of a suspected al-Qaida financier.

The court declared that Khadr, who has never been charged of any crime, deserves "fairness and legitimate expectation owed to all Canadian citizens".


Erasing History: US Agencies Reclassifying Documents

In an apparent effort to obfuscate history, federal agencies in the US have secretly reclassified over 55,000 pages of previously declassified or unclassified records.

Source: George Washington University National Security Archive

Peaceful Protester Shot In Face With Rubber Bullet, Police Laugh on Camera

A YouTube video shows footage of Florida riot police opening fire, with rubber bullets, on protesters. One protester is shot in the face (had she been hit in the eye, she would have likely been blinded). Afterwards, while debriefing, riot police laugh openly about shooting her.

FrogStyle Vacation

Well, FrogStyle has been going on for a year. We'll have a recap of our first year in a couple of weeks, but now it's vacation time.

How to Block Google from Logging Your Searches

Like AOL, Google logs all of your web searches through the use of an identifying cookie.

A brief tutorial has been written that explains how to block Google from identifying you via a cookie or IP.

Secret Laws in the US?

John Gilmore, one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation has refused to fly since 2002, when Oakland International Airport told him he must show ID in order to fly, but claimed the law requiring this is secret.

Bush Seeks to Lower the Bar for War Crime Prosecution

The Bush administration is seeking to alter existing US war crimes law to permit degrading and humiliating treatment.

The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.

Newt Gingrich Refers to Connecticut Anti-War Protesters as "Insurgency"

Republican strategist and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich today framed Connecticut anti-war protesters as an "insurgency":
Third, you have what I think is a legitimate insurgency in Connecticut, which needs to be met head on and debated head on, which is people who say this is so hard, it is so frightening, it’s so painful, can’t we come home and hide?