Barrett Brown Ruled Sane Enough for Trial


He’s looking at up to 100 years if convicted on all the charges in both of the trials he’s facing. More info here.

It will be interesting to see whether it’s the prosecution or the defense that brings up the activities of Carlito 2000 (aka First Mate Neal Rauhauser) in relation to these cases. You know, these cases might have something to do with this. Or maybe not.

Everything You Know is Wrong


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Especially if you’ve been trying to follow the Steubenville rape case via the Main Stream Media who have been picking up claims made by sources like Anonymous that have no real world connection to the case. Their coverage hasn’t been much more reliable than the copy of the Firesign Theatre promotional piece on the left. Fortunately, Lee Stranahan has been digging into the facts.

Here’s some of the wrong claims floating around that Mr. Stranahan debunks:

 

Steubenville is so corrupt that no justice is possible.
There has been a massive cover-up in the case.
The victim was drugged, put in a car trunk to bring her to a series of parties, urinated on, and left for dead in a field.
That there a number of witnesses to the assaults who have not come forward.
The school’s football coaches were involved in the night’s activities.
That football players were given easy or preferential treatment in this case.
No media was covering the case except for one blogger until Anonymous got involved.
That no justice would happen in this case were it not for the intervention of Anonymous.
The infamous video of Michael Nodianos joking has nothing to do with the legal case.

I have no idea whether or not the accused are guilty of anything, but a fair trial and an honest verdict require the truth.

Fighting Above One’s Weight


It looks as if the hacker group Anonymous has taken sides with Hamas and is actively targeting Israeli assets. As Stacy McCain points out, they may be biting off more than they can chew. Mossad has a long and effective reach.

Anyone who doubts that should ask Gerald Bull, Adolf EichmannKhalil al-WazirMahmoud al-MabhouhIzz El-Deen Sheikh Khalil, …