America kills Putin style. No Difference! Michael Hastings was killed like Boris Nemtsov
Weeks after the fiery death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings (shown), who was probing abuses by the CIA and NSA and had recently informed others that he was being investigated by federal authorities, suspicions about his mysterious car crash are still swirling around the Internet. While police officially ruled the death an “accident,” serious questions are still surfacing — even in the establishment media and among prominent officials. Based on e-mails Hastings sent out shortly before he died about working on a “big story” and needing to go “off the radar,” it has become clear that he was worried, too.

Obama’s War on Whistleblowers | Mother Jones

Which is worse? Getting put away in prison by Obama or being shot down in the street by Putin? Ask Chelsea/Bradley Manning. There are a couple people Is tallying to ask a well. They aren’t alive anymore.  Cars blowing up, sudden malfunctioning of accelerators, grimly-timed suicides, murder/suicides, honest people’s lives wrecked for trying to expose the truth…
Putin’s Russia is no more creepy.

US Special Forces counterinsurgency manual analysis – WikiLeaks

T]he psychological effectiveness of the CSDF concept starts by reversing the insurgent strategy of making the government the repressor. It forces the insurgents to cross a critical threshold-that of attacking and killing the very class of people they are supposed to be liberating.

— US Special Forces doctrine obtained by Wikileaks

One easy way to end gerrymandering: Stop letting politicians draw their own districts

The burning question, then: can we do better? The simplest and most obvious reform would be to take redistricting out of the hands of politicians completely. Several states have already set up independent commissions to handle their redistricting – California, Arizona, Washington and Idaho.

And now U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), who was behind the effort to bring an independent redistricting commission to his state, has introduced legislation in the House that would do the same for the rest of the states. I spoke with him recently about the process of getting the bill passed in California, and the likelihood of doing the same nationwide