How Bank Of America’s Goons Were Gonna Force Gleen Greenwald to Abandon Support Of Wikileaks

As part of their defensive strategy for client Bank of America, which is queasy over the possibility of Wikileaks having gigabytes of confidential information, financial security/intelligence firms HBGary Federal and Palantir Technologies put together a plan — since exposed by the hackers at Anonymous — to pressure Salon's Glenn Greenwald into sacrificing his support of Wikileaks to save his career. As if those two things could be separated! But there's a PowerPoint presentation and everything, espousing the sort of stuff you only dream shadowy security firms would ever do.

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SHOCK: Harry Reid Working With John McCain To Abandon Gay Troops In Dropping DADT Repeal

From the unbelievable world of Democrats Inc. comes word that after a failed — and lackluster — campaign to kill Don't Ask Don't Tell by attaching a compromised repeal to the Defense Department's budget reauthorization bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going to strip DADT from the Pentagon bill altogether.

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Why Adoptive Father Hopeful Doesn’t Want Charlie Crist to Abandon Florida’s Appeal

Now that Charlie Crist has flip-flopped on his support of Florida's ban on gays adopting, he's got to decide whether he's going to continue with the state's appeal of Martin Gill's lawsuit, which in the last round granted him the right to adopt a kid despite being a homosexual. You might think Gill wants Crist to abandon the appeal, but you'd be wrong.

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Gay Games Athletes Now Free to Drug Themselves With Abandon

Athletes competing at the Gay Games in Cologne were subject to competition-wide random drug testing, and that got the queers upset! So the Federation of Gay Games just voted 48-4-2 to do away with the practice in 2014, which returns to 2006's rules that only make bodybuilding, powerlifting, and wrestling subject to peeing in a cup; other sports can still drug test, but only if there's a compelling reason to do so. The main controversy? The World Anti-Doping Agency protocols, which the 2010 Games used, "are not sensitive to older recreational athletes [like these guys] or poz athletes [steroids are often prescribed for facial wasting], two historically important groups of Gay Games participants," according to a motion the FGG voted on, which also claimed money devoted to drug testing could be used toward sports scholarships.


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