OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "An Iranian kick-boxer was hanged for the assassination of a Tehran nuclear scientist after WikiLeaks published a confidential U.S. Embassy cable, it has been claimed.
Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, was yesterday put to death at Tehran's Evin Prison following his conviction of killing Massoud Ali-Mohammadi allegedly on behalf of Israel's intelligence service Mossad.
OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "Distinguished climate scientist Raymond Bradley, who created the famous "hockey stick" chart, has written a book called "Global Warming and Political Intimidation: How Politicians Cracked Down as the Earth Heated Up". It centers on his account of being harassed and threatened not only by bloggers and gadflies but by Representative Joe Barton of Texas and Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, both Republicans. Bradley’s book describes the shock of being yanked out of the scholarly realm and into the arena of partisan politics." Link to Original Source top
OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "In the wake of the recent WikiLeaks document dump, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), the self-styled libertarian crusader who's spent the past half-decade building up a massive grassroots following, has emerged as a principal voice in support of the transparency that WikiLeaks has provided. In a speech on the House floor yesterday, Paul held forth at length on the controversy. "Just as with the Vietnam War, the Iraq War was based on lies. We were never threatened by weapons of mass destruction or al Qaeda in Iraq, though the attack on Iraq was based on this false information. Any information which challenges the official propaganda for the war in the Middle East is unwelcome by the administration and the supporters of these unnecessary wars. Few are interested in understanding the relationship of our foreign policy and our presence in the Middle East to the threat of terrorism. Revealing the real nature and goal of our presence in so many Muslim countries is a threat to our empire, and any revelation of this truth is highly resented by those in charge."" Link to Original Source top
OutSourcingIsTreason (734571) writes "The Washington Post is reporting that Nobel Prize winning physicist and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Dr. Steven Chu, is being considered for the position of Secretary of Energy in the Obama cabinet.
In other news, Bush EPA administrator Stephen Johnson says there is "not a clear-cut difference" between science and religion." Link to Original Source top