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  • Inside the F.B.I., Stunned Agents Wonder About Future of Russia Inquiry

    05/11/2017 2:40:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 10, 2017 | ADAM GOLDMAN and CHARLIE SAVAGE
    These are not happy times at the F.B.I. Morale at the country’s premier law enforcement agency plummeted months ago, after James B. Comey, its director, revived the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in October and plunged the bureau back into the political maelstrom just before the election. Then President Trump fired Mr. Comey on Tuesday, saying he had mishandled the Clinton investigation, and the mood darkened again. Agents said they were stunned that Mr. Trump would fire Mr. Comey in the midst of an F.B.I. investigation into whether any of the president’s associates had conspired...
  • The Great Counterintelligence Fiasco

    01/06/2006 10:46:51 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 13 replies · 1,755+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 06, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    Why should anyone believe anything the CIA has to say about Iran? Like everyone else in Washington, I’ve been reading excerpts from James Risen’s new book, the one that "exposes" the "crimes" of the Bush administration with regard to the war on terrorism. The most recent excerpt deals with the CIA’s activities vis-ŕ-vis Iran, and Risen says some very shocking things, things which a serious city would find far more troublesome than the legalities about NSA’s intercepts of conversations involving terrorists. Since I’m just an amateur at these arcane subjects, I thought it best to get some real expertise, and...
  • Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’

    11/25/2013 6:29:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 11-26-2013 | EMMA COWING
    Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot – which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales – Arthur was actually Arthur Mac Aedan, the sixth-century son of an ancient King of Scotland, whose Camelot was a marsh in Argyll. He also suggests that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from a stone at Dunadd near Kilmartin, died near Falkirk and was buried on the Hebridean island of Iona, which he declares to be Avalon. Ardrey, an amateur historian who works as an advocate in Edinburgh and previously...
  • Bill Clinton and CIA Gave Iranians Blueprint for Nuclear Bomb

    04/14/2006 6:32:01 AM PDT · by RepublicNewbie · 25 replies · 2,549+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 4/14/06 | Jim Kouri
    Last night, radio talk show host and former US Justice Department official Mark Levin shocked many listeners when he reported that President Bill Clinton gave nuclear technology to the Iranians in a harebrained scheme. He said that the transfer of classified data to Iran was personally approved by then-President Clinton and that the CIA deliberately gave Iranian physicists blueprints for part of a nuclear bomb that likely helped Tehran advance its nuclear weapons development program. The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran, according to a new book "State of War" by...
  • Ghostly Faces and Invisible Verse Found in Medieval Text

    04/07/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | Jeanna Bryner,
    "The Black Book of Carmarthen," dating to 1250, contains texts from the ninth through 12th centuries, including some of the earliest references to Arthur and Merlin. "It's easy to think we know all we can know about a manuscript like the 'Black Book,' but to see these ghosts from the past brought back to life in front of our eyes has been incredibly exciting," Myriah Williams, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement. "The drawings and verse that we're in the process of recovering demonstrate the value of giving these books another look." ... "The...
  • Very interesting exchange by Risen on Sources

    04/24/2006 8:22:03 PM PDT · by generationfixit · 12 replies · 936+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 3, 2006 | By Andrea Mitchell
    Risen: No, they haven't printed it, but again, I don't want to get into The New York Times, one way or the other. Mitchell: But did you have concerns about putting it into your book? Risen: I thought about it, you know. I thought about everything. one way or the other, but I thought that this story was so old, that it no longer really mattered. As I said, goes back to the Clinton years. Mitchell: How do you balance your own role finally? You've broken some major stories here, and critics, the administration will say that it compromises American...
  • Send This Reporter to Jail (Traitor James Risen of the NYT)

    05/07/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/7/2010 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    New York Times reporter James Risen is facing prison if he doesn’t reveal sources that gave him highly classified information on U.S. intelligence in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.
  • Barack Obama: The greatest threat to press freedom in a generation

    03/26/2014 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-26-14 | DrJohn
    "First he came for the whistleblowers and I didn't speak up because I was a liberal...." A conference called "Sources and Secrets" was held a few days ago at the Times Center in New York. The conference is described as "A conference on the press, government and national security." It's supported largely by left wing organizations and news outlets. At the meeting James Risen of the NY Times expressed an interesting opinion: New York Times reporter James Risen, who is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information...
  • Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print

    02/10/2008 5:07:57 AM PST · by ThePythonicCow · 1 replies · 139+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Feb 2008 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print Why have federal prosecutors subpoenaed a New York Times reporter?by Gabriel Schoenfeld 02/18/2008, Volume 013, Issue 22 Investigations of national-security leaks in Washington are not all that rare. But until Judith Miller of the New York Times was sent to jail for 85 days by a special prosecutor digging into the Valerie Plame imbroglio, investigations of such leaks in which journalists are subpoenaed were about as common as unicorns wandering the National Mall. We now have another such unicorn. On January 24, a federal grand jury in Alexandria issued a subpoena to...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Times reporter’s testimony sought in leak trial (James Risen)

    12/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 12:38 PM EST | Matthew Barakat
    A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal. Prosecutors say they will not ask James Risen if ex-CIA man Jeffrey Sterling was his anonymous source for part of the 2006 book “State Of War” that detailed a botched CIA effort to cripple Iran’s nuclear program. However, they do want to know if the two had a prior, on-the-record source relationship. Risen’s lawyer, Joel Kurtzberg,...
  • Marlborough Mound: 'Merlin's burial place' built in 2400 BC

    06/01/2011 12:32:30 PM PDT · by decimon · 47 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | May 31, 2011 | Unknown
    A Wiltshire mound where the legendary wizard Merlin was purported to be buried has been found to date back to 2400 BC.Radiocarbon dating tests were carried out on charcoal samples taken from Marlborough Mound, which lies in Marlborough College's grounds. The 19m (62ft) high mound had previously mystified historians. Some believed it dated back to about 600 AD. English Heritage said: "This is a very exciting time for British prehistory." Dig leader Jim Leary said: "This is an astonishing discovery. "The Marlborough Mound has been one of the biggest mysteries in the Wessex landscape. "For centuries people have wondered whether...
  • Merlin Duet

    12/13/2012 11:31:01 AM PST · by Doogle · 10 replies ^ | ferociousfrankie
    Nice video clip of a P-51 and a Spitfire going through some maneuvers...pretty clear sky for Britain,*smiles* crank it up
  • Limbaugh to Leave AM Station in Philadelphia

    04/10/2012 12:55:01 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/9/12 | Brian Stelter
    “The Rush Limbaugh Show” is leaving the dominant conservative talk radio station in Philadelphia, one of the biggest radio markets in the country. In its place on the station, WPHT, will go “The Michael Smerconish Show,” hosted by Mr. Smerconish, a native of the city.snip It is unclear when the change will take place in Philadelphia. The company that syndicates Mr. Limbaugh’s show, Premiere Radio Networks, declined to comment. But Premiere has indicated that it will be moving Mr. Limbaugh to a new station in Philadelphia. reported on Monday that it might be WKDN, a Christian programming station that...
  • Excalibur star Nicol Williamson dies aged 73

    01/25/2012 6:28:37 AM PST · by the scotsman · 37 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 25th January 2012 | Tim Walker
    'Nicol Williamson, the star of Excalibur, who was described as 'the greatest actor since Marlon Brando', has died at the age of 73. Barely three months after Inadmissible Evidence, the John Osborne play that made his name, was revived in London, Nicol Williamson has died, aged 73, in Holland. The colourful Scot – who was described by Osborne as the greatest actor since Marlon Brando, and, by Samuel Beckett, as “touched by genius” – had not made a film since 1997’s superhero picture Spawn. He had, in recent years, been concentrating on music. His son, Luke, by his former wife...
  • Heavy demand for Royal Navy Merlins

    01/14/2011 7:33:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Shephard Group, UK ^ | January 14, 2011 | Tony Osborne
    Heavy demand for Royal Navy Merlins January 14, 2011 The Royal Navy's Merlin helicopter force is busier than it has ever been, according to the fleet's commander. 'Whether it’s the anti-piracy work or the anti-narcotics mission, everyone wants a Merlin,' Commander Kevin Dodd, chief of the Fleet Air Arm's (FAA’s) Merlin force, told Since the first FAA Merlin entered service in 1997, the fleet has been extremely busy on a wide-range of deployments not only on the back of the Royal Navy's Type 23 frigates but also its carriers and the Royal Fleet Auxiliaries. 'The aircraft's versatility makes it...
  • FYI: Season premier of 'Merlin' tonight.

    01/07/2011 11:02:02 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 14 replies
    On screen TV guide | Friday, Jan 7th, 2011 | DGHoodini
    Just noticed that 'Merlin' will start their new season tonight on the SyFy channel, at 10pm ET.
  • For those interested: 'Merlin' season 2

    03/23/2010 5:00:29 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 5 replies · 201+ views
    Syfy channel promo | Tues, March 23, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Just saw a promo tonight on the SyFy channel for season 2 of 'Merlin', to premiere on April 2...on SyFy, *not* NBC. They also announced an all day marathon of season 1 to air before then, this weekend or next, I didn't pay attention to that part so much. Man oh man...What NBC has done to their ptime time line-up.
  • "Romney Stadium" (named after E.L. “Dick” Romney, USU coach)

    03/11/2010 1:19:42 PM PST · by publius321 · 45 replies · 585+ views ^ | 3/11/2010 | MrArbitrage
    I didn't know this guy had a stadium named after him. Did he name it himself? Romney's like another Joseph Smith, conniving. Smith would have been a RINO for sure (see video evidence linked above). Maybe Romney is the "second coming" of Joseph Smith or maybe he just thinks he is. (Jesus warned that counterfeiters would come in his name) "Utah State honored Olsen in December by naming the football field at Romney Stadium “Merlin Olsen Field.” Because of his illness, Olsen’s alma mater didn’t want to wait until football season and made the announcement during halftime of a basketball...
  • Hall of Famer, ‘Little House’ star Olsen dies

    03/11/2010 9:28:43 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 76 replies · 3,424+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mar 11, 2010
    SALT LAKE CITY - Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen has died. He was 69. Utah State University assistant athletic media relations director Zach Fisher says Olsen died Wednesday night at a Los Angeles hospital. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma last year. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here Olsen was an All-American at Utah State and a first-round draft pick of the Los Angles Rams in 1962.