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Know Your Enemy Better: The Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2013

A few years ago, I shared with you patterns of connection between the Top 10 federal contractors of 2011. Let’s return to that subject with federal contracting data for 2013, released last month by the Federal Procurement Data System. The top 10 private contractors with the United States government in fiscal year 2013 were:

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Robert Menendez Wants To Arm Syrian Groups Accused Of Using Chemical Weapons

There’s a huge amount of doubt about claims of chemical weapons use in Syria right now. When there’s doubt about whether people can be trusted, the default position should be to NOT send them weapons and money. Apparently, Robert Menendez doesn’t seen things that way. [...]

Republicans Seek To Help Terrorists Get Weapons

Greg Hittelman of the Conflict Awareness Project, writes that “The world’s weapons business is a kind of Wild West: law and order is not the rule, it’s the exception.” The unregulated flow of deadly weapons across international borders has encouraged the high rate of war between nations, civil war, terrorism, piracy, and other violent crime. [...]

When Will the United States Join the International Land Mine Ban Treaty?

Barack Obama has been playing coy with the issue of land mines. His administration began a review of the idea of signing the treaty four years ago. [...]

Plan For Protests In Tampa: If Law Is Broken People Should Shoot Each Other

Florida Governor Rick Scott won’t stand up for the right to bear weapons that aren’t guns. Why? Probably, it has something to do with the fact that there is no group of lobbyists and political action committees that give large amounts of money to political candidates who defend the right to carry sticks and glass bottles. [...]

Knitting Needles: Fine on a Plane, But not in the halls of Congress

One of the oddities of the Transportation Security Agency is its knitting needle policy. You can’t bring the thinnest and tiniest of drill bits on board in your carryon bag. You can’t bring a pair of pliers onto a plain in your carry-on bag. You can’t bring a Dr. Scholl’s gel insert for your shoe [...]

MultiNational Corporate Group AUVSI Openly Lobbies to Deploy Robot Weapons Domestically and Sell them Across the World

While America obsessed over just which “F-word” Vice President Joe Biden might have uttered, an mild-mannered representative of a multinational military conglomerate lobbied Congress for permission to deploy military robot drones domestically and sell them across across the world. His audacious plan was made openly but utterly without notice by any American newspaper or television [...]

Is Peace Day Only In The Little Things?

No soccer game can withstand a bomb dropped from above by a foreign air force. It doesn’t matter whether school buildings are painted or not if the communities in which they are build are targeted by nuclear missiles. [...]

Why Collect Weapons?

Mechanicville, New York starts up another Arms Fair on Halloween. Children under 4 get free attendance to the fair. [...]

19,060 Shotgun Shells On Our Beaches

Go ahead and bear arms, if you really feel that you must, but when you do, bring along a bag, and bear your spent shotgun shells back home with you. [...]

Dumping Weapons Into Afghanistan

In what’s supposed to be a war against the Taliban, the U.S. military seems to have inadvertently arming the Taliban, through its own incompetence. [...]