Saturday, June 30, 2012

When Elites Attack (Each Other): Rupert, Tom, Cher and more

Murdoch Hits Scientology After Celebrity Breakup
from News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took a swipe at Tom Cruise on Sunday in a series of tweets that labeled the Hollywood star a No. 2 or No. 3 person in the hierarchy of Scientologists, a group the media mogul called 'creepy.'

Cher Refuses To Back Down From Anti-Mormon Slur
from Cher is refusing to back down from a Twitter comment she posted on Friday that is considered a slur against members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Cher's tweet said: "I Feel if he doesn't get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we'll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH" Some news agencies reported that LDS leaders were upset over the reference to the garment won by faithful adult members of the church to remind them of sacred temple ordinances.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Episode264 - National Anthem

Episode264 - National Anthem
"Jesus won't you be my radio, broadcast direction where I got to go" on Media Monarchy: Episode264 - National Anthem w/ Field Day Freedom, Indentured Depp and Scarface CeaseFire - Supreme Court, Martial Law and the 'Life Is A Problem' newspurge + Nestle, Teflon and Henry's Hemp Car on Food World Order - AutoCAD Anomaly, Robot Rock and Mars Curiosity in Cyber/Space\War - Sandusky Song, Big Benefits and the Cannibal Correspondent on Holy Hexes + 'Power' music by Jack White, Hood Internet, Spiritualized, Pink Floyd, Lana Del Rey and tons more...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

New World Next Week: Episode118 -
Six Strikes, Sex Tracks, Church Attacks Episode118 -
Six Strikes, Sex Tracks, Church Attacks

Episode118 - Six Strikes, Sex Tracks, Church AttacksWelcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: ISP 'Six Strikes' To Begin This Weekend
RIAA Chief Says ISPs To Start Policing Copyright By July 1
Wikipedia: Virtual Private Network
Proxy Server

Story #2: New Zealand Sex Offenders To Be Tracked By Satellite
Flashbacks: HIV/AIDS Patients In Papua May Be Tracked With Microchips
GPS Tracking Aids In Monitoring Dementia Patients

Story #3: Tax-Exempt Churches Plan To Engage In Illegal Electioneering
Related: As Churches Get Political, IRS Stays Quiet
Against "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" Unless Churches Pay Their Taxes First

Episode118 - Six Strikes, Sex Tracks, Church AttacksVisit to get previous episodes in various formats to download, burn and share. We also have weekly episodes from And as always, stay up-to-date by subscribing to the feeds from Corbett Report here and Media Monarchy here. We also have weekly episodes from Thank you.

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#Newspurge: Life Is A Problem

Is SCOTUS In US Chamber Of Commerce's Pocket?*

Ron Paul’s audit-the-Fed bill advances*
U.S. Gives JPMorgan $14 Billion a Year in Subsidies*
Government Spending for Education Drops for First Time on Record*
U.S. Apparel Industry has Lost 80% of Jobs in Last 20 Years*
Longest Ongoing U.S. Strike…9 Years and Counting*
Stockton Set to Become Largest City in U.S. to Declare Bankruptcy*
Video: "The gov't doesn't want you to have cash"*

The New Obama Doctrine - A Six-Point Plan For Global War*

"I hereby report that I have exercised my authority to declare a national emergency to deal with the threat posed to the United States by the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation in the Russian Federation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material."*
The New Obama Doctrine - A Six-Point Plan For Global War
Media learns about 'secret plan' to rescue Assad in Moscow*
Furious Turkey mobilizes tanks, troops to Syrian border*
Rebels storm Pro-Assad Syrian TV channel*
Were the Turkish Phantoms ‘Teasing’ Syrian Air Defenses for NATO’s ELINT Collection?*
Secret war in Syria*
S. Caucasus countries’ integration into NATO discussed*
Inside China: PLA says war with U.S. imminent*
'Brainwashing keeps the system going' in North Korea*
Britain's queen shakes hands with ex-IRA chief*
CIA Documents Confirm Bush Admin Ignored Repeated Warnings about Osama Attack Plans*
Defense Contractors Want Share of the Credit for Killing Osama bin Laden*
US mulls new covert raids in Pakistan*
Thai ‘Red Shirts’ stage mass protest in Bangkok*
Sudan edges towards Arab Spring*
Pro-Democracy Protestors in Bahrain Blame U.S. for Supporting Dictatorship*
Jundal was trained to fly planes for a 9/11-style attack on India*
Obama Administration Accused of Blocking UN Report on Congo Rebels to Protect Dictator Ally*
Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency: Who Is Ronnie Hawkins Jr.?*
Army Looks to Strike Foes with Lightning Weapon*
IDF Officer: ‘We are Preparing for Possibility of War’*
Video: The Middle East and controlling "the facts"*

SCOTUS‬ upholds ‪Obamacare‬ in splintered, complex opinion giving Obama‬ major victory*

Emotions high after Supreme Court upholds health care law*
Swing Vote: Chief Justice Roberts Surprises Legal Experts*
'The Kagan Deception': CNN has its "Dewey defeats Truman" moment*
Full Text Of SCOTUS Decision On The Affordable Care Act*
Politicians respond to Supreme Court rulings*
From Copyright to Surveillance to Torture, Supreme Court Term Ends Mixed*
Audio would add to understanding Supreme Court rulings*
House Finds Holder in Contempt Over Inquiry on Guns*
130 Members of Congress Bought Stocks in Companies that Lobbied their Committees*
Director of the Office of Government Ethics: Who Is Walter Shaub, Jr.?*
Biden warned Obama on 2009 troop surge, according to memo*
White House threatens polygraphs for leakers*

Police State Updates:
Montana Gov. Sues US to Keep Fighter Jets for 'Domestic Emergencies'*

St. Charles MO terror exercise delivers chicken, not drugs, to 'victims'*
Video: St. Louis Army Trains MP's To Drive Tanks On US Streets*
Video: Phoenix boy, 14, shoots armed intruder while watching three younger siblings*
Resisting the police state: Berkeley activists demand local control*
Supreme Court Upholds Right to Lie About Military Honors*
SCOTUS‬ strikes down ‪'Stolen Valor Act‬', prohibited falsely claiming ‪military‬ honors*
Video: Indefinite detention of Americans blocked by court*
Video: "Gov't loves to control people"*
Video: For profit "non-profit" hijacks DOJ, DHS*
Video: Aggressive maneuvers for autonomous quadrotor flight*
Video: Cops can search cell phones without warrants*
Video: Woman passenger gropes TSA agent*
Video: TSA spills Grandpa's ashes and laughs*

Portlandia/Oregon Oddities:
Warming critic at OSU loses teaching position*

Head Of Southern Oregon's Jefferson Public Radio Is Stepping Down*
Six arrested at Oregon capitol in clear-cut logging protest*
Oregon creates hotline to report debris from the Japanese tsunami*

West Virginia Worry:
How Racist Are We? Ask Google*

West Virginia Attorney General Sues Drug Distributors in Pill Abuse Fight*
2 suits filed against Kim Kardashian in WV*

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

As Murder And Mayhem Skyrocket, Chicagoland Police Partner Up With 'Anti-Violence' Group CeaseFire

As #MurderAndMayhem Skyrocket, Chicagoland Police Partner Up With 'Anti-Violence' Group CeaseFire
from The Interrupters,” the acclaimed documentary about the Chicago-based anti-violence group CeaseFire, caught Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attention. Worried about the city’s rising tide of bloodshed, Emanuel was impressed with CeaseFire’s strategy of sending ex-felons into the streets to mediate gang conflicts and stop shootings.

The mayor decided to put his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, and CeaseFire founder Gary Slutkin in the same room a few months ago to discuss a possible partnership, according to City Hall sources. The negotiations were anything but smooth.

Behind the scenes, McCarthy complained about having to deal with an organization full of ex-felons that refuses to share information with the police department about brewing conflicts. And CeaseFire initially balked at demands the police department placed on the group before they could become partners.

But on Tuesday, police officials and CeaseFire announced they had forged a deal. CeaseFire will receive $1 million in city money to put 20 workers each in the Grand-Crossing District on the South Side and the Ogden District on the West Side, both of which have seen recent spikes in gang-related killings. The pilot program will begin July 13.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Corbett Report: Episode232 - AIG Exposed

Listen to @CorbettReport on @RBNlive Weeknights at Midnight
@CorbettReport: Episode232 - AIG Exposedfrom corbett report: Most people know “American International Group” as the recipient of the largest bailout in history, but there is much more to this giant insurance company than that. From ties to “Wild” Bill Donovan’s OSS to Arkansas money laundering to 9/11 insider trading, today we explore the allegations and connections that continue to haunt the once impervious AIG.


Previous: Episode231 - The Revolution of the Mind

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ham Radio Operators Nationwide Hold 24-Hour 'Field Day' Drill

Ham Radio Operators Nationwide Hold 24-Hour 'Field Day' Drill
from Using slingshots and a crossbow, ham radio operators strung wires through a tree in the parking lot of Beaufort Memorial Hospital on Saturday to fire up a portable radio station and keep it going for 24 hours.

By noon Sunday, members of the Beaufort Radio Amateur Group still were sitting in folding chairs under canopies as the generator hummed and voices from across the world streamed in through the airwaves.

The group, along with 35,000 "hams" across the United States and other countries, was participating in Field Day, an exercise organized by the American Radio Relay League. The idea is to set up temporary stations in unlikely locations and transmit from the field continuously for one entire day and into the next.

Some ham radio operators treat Field Day as a competitive event and try to make as many contacts as possible. But members of the Beaufort radio group see it as a way to keep communication skills sharp if they are needed for an emergency, said vice president David Jennings.

In the immediate aftermath of events such as natural disasters, ham radios often are the only the game in town, Jennings said.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Episode263 - Summertime Sadness

Episode263 - Summertime Sadness
"I've been looking forward to lifting up the veil" on Media Monarchy: Episode263 - Summertime Sadness w/ bleakbusters 'Bling', concert collapse and executive 'Savages' - 'Furious', free trade DREAM and the 'Summer Circuit' newspurge + 'Green Christ', land grab and the 'High Octane' superbug on Food World Order - strangled Olympics, Penn State endgame and the helter skelter 'Master' on Holy Hexes - launch land, anatomy and solstice asylum in Cyber/Space\War + 'Cosmic' music by Miles Kane, Hood Internet, Damon Albarn, Air, Lana Del Rey and tons more...

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Off To The Races

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New World Next Week: Episode117 - Holder Hubbub, Secret Satellites, Database Marketing Episode117 -
Holder Hubbub, Secret Satellites, Database Marketing

Episode117 - Holder Hubbub, Secret Satellites, Database MarketingWelcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: House Panel Votes To Cite Holder For Contempt Of Congress
Obama Claims Executive Privilege In Gun Case
Vote to Sanction Holder Escalates Gun-Probe Fight
NWNW Flashback: Congress Issues Subpoena For Holder, Others In 'Fast And Furious' Probe
Background Interview: Eric Holder and The "Trentadue Mission"
Background Video: Bill Clinton's Lies and CIA Drug Trafficking In Mena, Arkansas

Story #2: NRO Launches US Spy Satellite On Secret Mission
Video: "NRO Systems Continue To Ensure Vigilance From Above"
Background: 9:00 a.m. September 11, 2001: 9/11-Style Simulation Set To Commence at Agency Near Pentagon
Related: X-37B Lands June 16 At Vandenberg After 15 Months In Space

Story #3: You For Sale - Mapping, And Sharing, The Consumer Genome - Acxiom, The Quiet Giant Of Consumer Database Marketing
Background: Acxiom On
Flashback: Prominent Database Company Hacked Again

Episode117 - Holder Hubbub, Secret Satellites, Database MarketingVisit to get previous episodes in various formats to download, burn and share. We also have weekly episodes from And as always, stay up-to-date by subscribing to the feeds from Corbett Report here and Media Monarchy here. We also have weekly episodes from Thank you.

Previous: Episode116 - Syria Psyops, Everyone's a Militant!, Fukushima Update

#Newspurge: Summer Circuit

Secret Obama Trade Pact Would Let Foreign Corps Avoid US Laws*

Video: Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises*
IRS Shows Little Interest in Whistleblowers Trying to Expose Tax Avoiders*
Video: U.S. Tax Dollars At War*
What Coordinated Central Bank Intervention Could Look Like*
Video: Money In Your Mattress*

Balkanizing Syria: Russia Sending Missile Systems to Shield Syria*

Video: When Will We Attack Syria?*
Ending the Zero-sum game (dilemma) in Greece*
Divided Greece “risks social explosion"*
Neo-Nazi party maintains strength in Greek election*
Neo-Nazi aided Palestinian perpetrators of 1972 Munich massacre, report says*
In Egypt, Arab Spring Replaced by Military Dictatorship*
Obama Nominee for Ambassador to Iraq Withdraws over Sexual Emails:
Who is Brett McGurk?
Turkey: From regional to global player*
G4S chief predicts mass police privatisation*
Taliban halts polio vaccinations over drone strikes*
Video: One cartel to rule them all*

Obama Polls Strong Among Latinos Since Changing Deportation Rules*

Obama Scores Political Points with Suspension of Deportation of Immigrants Brought to U.S. as Children*
Video: Obama Announcement on DREAM Relief Marred By Right-Wing Heckler*
CIA Refuses to Confirm or Deny Drone Attacks Obama Brags About*
Video: Constitutional Crisis Looms Over 'Fast and Furious' Scandal*
Romney Tax Deduction for Care and Feeding of Horse More than Average U.S. Household Income*
Journalists Prevented by Gag Order from Interviewing Accused Would-Be Presidential Assassin*
Video: Michigan State Representative Banned from Speaking in Legislature after Using Word “Vagina”*

Police State Updates:
SCOTUS Rejects Appeal of Man Convicted Without Knowledge of Trial*

Dozens Imprisoned for Violating Non-Existent Federal Gun Control Law*
Death Row Inmate Sues to be Executed*
Female Passenger Groped by TSA Gropes Back, Charged with Battery*
A Scanner Darkly: Cities using AI for pre-crime monitoring of surveillance videos*
Video: Police employ new 'object rape' policy in Drug War*
Judge Rules U. of Cincinnati Anti-Protest Restrictions Unconstitutional*
Video: The Supreme Court and its recent Habeas Corpus ruling*

Portlandia/Oregon Oddities:
Spying the Friendly Skies -
Drone aircraft used for recon in Afghanistan are now in Portland

Spying the Friendly Skies - Drone aircraft used for recon in Afghanistan are now in PortlandSuspects sought in ‪Portland‬ mob attacks -
African American teens deliberately seeking out and attacking white teens
World Naked Bike Ride 2012 in Portland*

West Virginia Worry:
West Virginia celebrates its 149th birthday*

WV celebrating 149th birthday, hundreds flock to State Capitol*
Despite ‪Manchin‬ and ‪Tomblin‬, Many ‪West Virginia‬ ‪Democrats‬ Support ‪Obama*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Film Director Oliver Stone 'Savages' The Drug War

Film Director Oliver Stone 'Savages' The Drug Warfrom Oliver Stone, in an interview about his new movie 'Savages' discusses the movie's deeper meaning and speaks out against the war on drugs. He points out that you can't suppress human behavior, people are willing to pay for drugs whether they are illegal or not. He also elaborates on the fact that the values imposed by our government are not the same values held by the majority people.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Erica Kennedy, Music Writer Satirized Hip-Hop's 'Bling', Dead At 42

Erica Kennedy, Miami Beach Author and Journalist, Dead at 42
Erica Kennedy, Music Writer Satirized Hip-Hop's 'Bling', Dead At 42from Erica Kennedy, author of the novels Bling and Feminista and an inspiration to thousands of Twitter followers, was found dead in her Miami Beach home on June 13, according to reports. She was 42. Kennedy's work spanned several fields: fashion publicist, journalist, blogger, novelist. But she may be best remembered for her interactive, supportive presence in social media. Twitter erupted with grief, disbelief, and condolences to Kennedy's loved ones when news of her death broke over the weekend. The cause of death has not yet been reported.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Episode262 - Off To The Races

Episode262 - Off To The Races
"Who made up these schools, I say? Who made up these rules, I say? Animal conditioning" on Media Monarchy: Episode262 - Off To The Races w/ taxing talent, lazy Lawrence and media memes - drone crash, gun walk and the 'Body Language' newspurge + diamond cult, Penn State updates and the Fayette factor on Holy Hexes - solar flares, malwares and microbes in Cyber/Space\War - Plum Island, bacon sundae and 'Agent Orange' corn on Food World Order + 'Horsemen' harmonies by INXS, Lauryn Hill, The Platters, The Clash, Lana Del Rey and so much more...

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Previous: Episode261 - Disparate Youth

Thursday, June 14, 2012

#Newspurge: Body Language and the Breadline Blues

Net Worth of Average American Family Reverts to Lowest Level in 20 Years*

#Newspurge: Body Language and the Breadline BluesFederal Reserve Board Members Gave Their Own Banks $4 Trillion in Bailouts*
Stanford gets 110yrs for $7B swindle*
EU: ATM limit if Greece leaves euro*
Video: Post-collapse - Where we're headed and what to do about it*

"Scenarios" of Sudden Disasters for Mankind: ‘Are the London Olympics a target for a False-Flag Attack?’*

Independent Scotland could use ‘full range of armed forces’ to defend its interests*
Greek neo-Nazi MP assaults female guest in TV debate*
Ukraine ambassador accuses BBC of bias over Euro 2012 racism claims*
Euro 2012: England players visit Auschwitz*
Video: BBC Panorama - Chris Rogers witnessed racist violence at a match in Kharkiv, Ukraine*
Syria Crisis and Putin's Return Chill US Ties With Russia*
Russia Printing Money For Cash-Strapped Syria*
Russia’s ‘Revolutionary’ Situation*
Nile Bowie: Searching for Solutions in Syria*
Video: Obama accelerates preparations for limited air strikes, no-fly zones in Syria*
28% of Federal Contract Funds Go to Just 10 Companies…All Make Weapons Systems*
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army: Who Is Raymond Odierno?*
U.S. Troop Suicides Surge (Again)*
Osama bin Laden not killed by US, claims former CIA agent*
If Attacking Rescuers and Funerals is Evil When Others Do It, Why is It Okay if It’s Done by the CIA?*
Video: Legal framework required to stop CIA drone carnage*

Video: Presidential sElections 2012 - The Rand Paul bomshell*

Is Ron Paul (maybe) getting ready to endorse Mitt Romney?*
Mitt Romney in the Vanguard of the New World of Super PAC Campaigning*
Barack Obama In NYC For Sarah Jessica Parker Fundraiser*
Obama has lost some of his popularity abroad, Pew poll finds*
Obama campaign plan for private sector? Hire more teachers, firefighters*
As Recess Nears, Little Hope for Breaking Partisan Impasse*
Pranksters Hijack Republican Live-Streamed Petition Drive*
D.C. Car Bomb Attempt?*
Commerce Secretary Causes Two Car Accidents: Who is John Bryson?*
Northrop Grumman Gives VP Half Million Dollar Bonus before He Goes to Work for Congress*
Update: Secret Service Allegations Exposed - Assault, Porn, Wiretaps and more*
Video: Secrets of Body Language*

Police State Updates:
Video: Military Global Hawk Drone Crashes In Maryland*

Defense Department Flying Drones From Three South Florida Locales*
A drone for every home*
9/11: A Decade Later, A Whole New Ballgame*
Half of Prisoners Still Held at Guantánamo Have Actually been Cleared for Release*
More Americans Killed by Bees and Wasps or Falling Televisions than by Terrorists*
Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers*
Video: 'Fast and Furious' Wiretaps Show DOJ Knew About 'Gunwalking'*

Portlandia/Oregon Oddities:
Oregon court opens Boy Scouts 'perversion files'*

Is there a serial killer on the Ore. coast?*
Oregon man contracts the plague after bitten by stray cat*
Feds convict first Oregon medical pot grower*
Man suspected of threatening PSU officer, robbing bank arrested*
Video: SERT Standoff Ends Manhunt*

West Virginia Worry:
WV Hitchhiker Crossing US Writing 'Kindness' Book Shot In Montana*

Update: Montana authorities say hitchhiker shot himself*
Bachelorette Emily Goes 'West Virginia Hoodrat' On Kalon*
Immunization Effort Gets Shot In The Arm*
Walker couple names 114 defendants in asbestos suit*

New World Next Week: Episode116 - Syria Psyops, Everyone's a Militant!, Fukushima Update Episode116 -
Syria Psyops, Everyone's a Militant!, Fukushima Update

Episode116 - Syria Psyops, Everyone's a Militant!, Fukushima UpdateWelcome back to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: NATO Preparing Vast Disinformation Campaign Against Syria
Related: The Houla Hoaxsters
US Among Countries To Fund Syrian Opposition
Flashback: Venezuela Coup Linked To Bush Team

Story #2: Obama Re-Defines 'Militant', Media Eats It Up
Secret 'Kill List' Proves a Test of Obama's Principles and Will
Related: Leaking War - How Obama's Targeted Killings, Leaks, and the Everything-is-Classified State Have Fused

Story #3: More Reports Emerge Regarding Fukushima Cover Ups
Japan Lied About Fukushima Radiation Forecasts To Avoid Panic

Episode116 - Syria Psyops, Everyone's a Militant!, Fukushima UpdateVisit to get previous episodes in various formats to download, burn and share. We also have weekly episodes from And as always, stay up-to-date by subscribing to the feeds from Corbett Report here and Media Monarchy here. We also have weekly episodes from Thank you.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On 'The Bob Tuskin Show': Episode013 - Pop Culture Cannibalism

Episode013 - Pop Culture CannibalismOn the first Wednesday of every month, Media Monarchy joins Bob Tuskin on Oracle Broadcasting for a rundown on some of the most important moves on the grand chessboard ... This month fires up the 'Flame' wars, weed and Presidential sElections - food fears, earth changes and zombieland - child abuse, conscious music and Lauryn Hill + headlines, updates and more...

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Previous: Episode012 - Travel Time

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Media/Memes: Twilight Time

Can You Answer 25 Difficult Questions The Mainstream Media Refuses To?*
Media/Memes: Twilight TimeHouse Republicans Reject FCC Rule to Force TV Stations to Publish Who Paid for Political Ads*
Video: The arrogance and failure of news media*
Boy Has Seizure Over Gory Scene in Prometheus*
Gory Prometheus Scene Gives Young Boy A Seizure*
Blade Runner: 30 Years of Synchromysticism - Part 1 (Tyrell 2019 + Weyland 2023)*
Blade Runner: 30 Years of Synchromysticism - Part 2 (Aztec-Mayan Symbolism)*
Audio: Steve Carell Says 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' Could Be Tough Sell*
Net Fame Doc 'Me at the Zoo', featuring Freeman, debuts on HBO Jun25*
Me at the Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia*
South Park "What What (in the Butt)" Wins Court Claim*
'Green Acres' actor Frank Cady dies at 96*
Rare '60s Audio: Kubrick's Interview w/ The New Yorker*
'Game Of Thrones' Creators Say Use Of George W. Bush's Decapitated Head On A Pike Wasn't Politically Motivated*
Metallica helps FBI try to catch Virginia killer*
#Audio #Satire: New Movie From Pixar Will Totally Fuck With Kids' Minds*
Herb Reed, last original member of the Platters, dies 83*
Video: The Platters "Twilight Time"*
Erykah Badu doesn’t like The Flaming Lips’ video for “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”*
Video: School prefers mindless pop to patriotism*

"America's Got Talent" Singer Believed He Was Injured In War

America's Got Talent Singer Believed He Was Injured In Warfrom ap: A soldier-turned-TV contestant whose claims of being injured in battle were dismissed by military officials says he believed he was telling the truth, but he doesn't know what is real. Timothy Michael Poe appeared on Monday's episode of the NBC show "America's Got Talent," claiming he was injured by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2009, though Minnesota National Guard records don't support his claims. Poe, who now lives in Texas, cried in portions of an interview aired Friday on WFAA-TV in Dallas. He told the station he doesn't know why he "believed things that happened to me, and they might not have?" Poe won over the crowd and celebrity judges on the talent show with a moving story about how he blocked a grenade blast to save his buddies. He said the blast broke his back and left him with a brain injury. The National Guard has said military records show Poe wasn't injured in combat in Afghanistan, and he has been criticized — especially by veterans — since he made his injury claims. Poe also provided a photo to the NBC talent show of a soldier he passed off as himself, though the photo actually shows Staff Sgt. Norman Bone in Afghanistan in 2006. Bone said Friday that Poe's alleged lies disrespect all men and women who've served in the military, and he called Poe's actions "completely wrong." Poe's fiance, Carrie Morris, has said Poe accidentally submitted the photo because he was rushed. Poe has declined requests for interviews from the Associated Press.
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