We celebrate the alliance of the Internet with the awareness that for too many years people elected to publicly-funded positions have promoted policies that do not serve the public interest. We challenge those who believe they can continue to violate the public trust to stop and listen to the buzz of millions of people visiting websites, emailing each other, blogging and chatting online about what is going on behind closed doors. We promise to hold you responsible for your actions.
We call this process "e-accountability".
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/26/2016 at 11:53 PM
In what some are calling convenient timing, a top suspect in a bribery case involving Clinton Foundation donors and the former United Nations General Assembly President has suddenly died of asphyxiation from a barbell. John Ashe, 61, was pumping iron in his Westchester, New York home when authorities say he dropped a barbell on his own throat, crushing his larynx, according to the local medical examiner, reports CNN. The autopsy report will take around 16 weeks to complete.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/25/2016 at 1:00 PM
The emails, reviewed by The Associated Press, show that State Department technical staff disabled software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. They were trying urgently to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Clinton's private server.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 5/28/2016 at 9:19 PM
Ming Chun Tang: As was reported following the assassination of prominent Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres in March, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton erased all references to the 2009 coup in Honduras in the paperback edition of her memoirs, “Hard Choices.” Her three-page account of the coup in the original hardcover edition, where she admitted to having sanctioned it, was one of several lengthy sections cut from the paperback, published in April 2015 shortly after she had launched her presidential campaign.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 5/9/2016 at 8:23 PM
Francesco Portelos and his gang, UFT Solidarity, have attempted to de-stabilize public school education in New York City by defaming the character and reputation of anyone who says "No, don't do that", or, "You are wrong". Any person who believes that cyberbullies are guilty of harassment are attacked. Francesco believes that everyone BUT him are bullying teachers, ATRs, principals and parents. This is a symptom of the syndrome called the blame game. Harassment which is continual or which pervades the work environment is actionable. I request that you, Francesco Portelos, answer this posting with an apology for all the defamation, lies, and vicious attacks on me and my work as an Advocate before June 10, 2016, or I will be forced to take whatever legal actions I believe appropriate.
Current Events | Posted 5/2/2016 at 3:41 PM
Intractable conflicts can be particularly paradoxical, as they cause disputants to destroy themselves and the things they value in an effort to destroy the other. They may even realize that this is happening, but they will continue, because the goal of destroying the other is seen as supreme (even though the reason to destroy the other is because you think they are out to destroy you). Needless to say, such situations are very destructive for all sides.
Current Events | Posted 5/2/2016 at 10:19 AM
The winner is the University Prep Science & Math team, earning first place in the “Under 14” category at the championships presented by Kasparov Chess Foundation, US Chess Federation and Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. The youths, all active in the acclaimed Detroit City Chess Club, were among more than 440 players, organizers said.
Current Events | Posted 4/26/2016 at 9:53 PM
The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police. “The victim basically was saying that she was being cyberstalked by some guy who got into her e-mail and was threatening to expose compromising photos of her to her friends and family,” said FBI Special Agent Andrew Young, who interviewed some of the hundreds of victims targeted by Michael C. Ford, a former State Department civilian employee who was sentenced last month to nearly five years in prison for hacking into the e-mail accounts of young women to extort them.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/24/2016 at 10:58 AM
Another piece of the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton and Benghazi fell into place this week when the State Department released to us new documents containing telephone transcripts from the evening of September 12, 2012. The documents reveal that the then-Secretary of State informed then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound the day before "had nothing to do with the film."
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/23/2016 at 2:01 PM
"Turnaround Schools" is a scam in New York City. The media assists the NYC DOE in publicizing all the efforts by Principals to turn around a school (when indeed the opposite is true, all covered up), and comes up with the school is beyond help, and all the teachers are excessed, but may apply to be re-hired. A symptom of this cancerous process is to alter testing data, numbers of special education students, and any other hard data about the performance of any person, adult or child, within the walls of the school building.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/13/2016 at 9:48 PM
Opening a new front in the assault on teacher tenure, a group of parents backed by wealthy philanthropists served notice to defendants on Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging Minnesota’s job protections for teachers, as well as the state’s rules governing which teachers are laid off as a result of budget cuts.Similar to cases in California and New York, the plaintiffs, who are filing the lawsuit in district court in Ramsey County in St. Paul, argue that the state’s tenure and layoff laws disproportionately harm poor, minority children because, they say, the most ineffective teachers are more likely to be assigned to public schools with high concentrations of those children