‘Plenty of Rand-y acolytes have dreamed of fleeing Obama’s (and Clinton’s and Carter’s and Johnson’s and Kennedy’s) America and entering the warm, dopamine confines of their own Galt’s Gulch. Last year, one group appeared to have succeeded with a settlement in Chile—”a fully self-sustaining community” that would enable individualistic immigrants (with sufficient funds) to fully renounce “the oppression of the over-regulated, over-taxed, war-riddled and welfare-riddled society consuming the world.” They take Bitcoin and everything.
But all is not so sweet. Wendy McElroy, a “Canadian individualist anarchist” of some note, bought a 1.25-acre plot in Galt’s Gulch Chile last year, or so she thought. She wrote a blistering post Monday suggesting that the Real Men of Genius behind the settlement are grifters, or incompetents, or both.’
- The Fate Of Galt’s Gulch Chile
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Galt’s Gulch Chile
- Tree Hugging Libertarians Unknowingly Buys Pieces Of Chilean Hell
- Ayn Rand’s capitalist paradise lost: The inside story of a libertarian scam
- Libertarians Plan to Sit Out the Coming Collapse of America…in Chile
- What Paul Ryan Learned From Ayn Rand
- Objectivism (Ayn Rand)
‘The UK’s nuclear weapons are housed in the southwest corner of Scotland, at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, the Ministry of Defense confirmed Tuesday. The missiles, 58 of them in all, are leased from King’s Bay Naval Base in southeastern Georgia, near the Atlantic Ocean just north of the Florida border. The British have been leasing the missiles and periodically having them serviced at King’s Bay since the mid-1990s, according to the British government.
If Scotland were to vote yes on independence and no on nukes Thursday, the British would be hard-pressed to quickly find or build another place in the UK with the infrastructure to store them, according to experts. That could force the UK to ship the missiles back to the US, at least temporarily.’
‘In Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents.
Among his most shocking discoveries, he told me, was the fact that the N.S.A. was routinely passing along the private communications of Americans to a large and very secretive Israeli military organization known as Unit 8200. This transfer of intercepts, he said, included the contents of the communications as well as metadata such as who was calling whom.
Typically, when such sensitive information is transferred to another country, it would first be “minimized,” meaning that names and other personally identifiable information would be removed. But when sharing with Israel, the N.S.A. evidently did not ensure that the data was modified in this way.’
- Veterans of Elite Israeli Unit Refuse Reserve Duty, Citing Treatment of Palestinians
- Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories
- NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel
- Top-Secret Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’
‘”There is a taboo,” said the visionary Edward Said, “on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free.”
For many people, the truth is out now. At last, they know. Those once intimidated into silence can’t look away now. Staring at them from their TV, laptop, phone, is proof of the barbarism of the Israeli state and the great destructive force of its mentor and provider, the United States, the cowardice of European governments, and the collusion of others, such as Canada and Australia, in this epic crime.
The attack on Gaza was an attack on all of us. The siege of Gaza is a siege of all of us. The denial of justice to Palestinians is a symptom of much of humanity under siege and a warning that the threat of a new world war is growing by the day.’
‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he supports largely increasing defense spending in the upcoming 2015 budget in opposition to the stance of the finance minister, which may lead to the collapse of his political coalition.
“The billions we’ve invested in Israel’s defense in recent years saved the Israeli economy … Due to the threats in our area we need a substantial increment of billions in the defense budget, and we must do so in a responsible way without a great deficit,” Netanyahu said at the fourth international cyber convention held at the Tel Aviv University.’
- Israeli DM: Gaza War Cost Over $9 Billion
- Ya’alon: It’s ‘expensive’ to fight terror, Gaza war cost $9bn
- After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
- Poll: Massive drop in support for Netanyahu
- 50 days of war in Gaza likely to cost Israel dearly
- Gaza War Could Push Slowing Israeli Economy Into Contraction
- Netanyahu slams ministers criticizing his handling of Hamas war
- Opposition to cease-fire comes from across political spectrum
- Poll: Overwhelming majority of Jewish Israelis say Gaza op justified
- Gaza War Devastates Israeli Tourism Revenue, Points to Fragile Apartheid Future
‘The distrust in the government is deeply rooted in anger at years of corruption and a lack of accountability within the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said Rodney Sieh, editor-in-chief of FrontPage Africa, a Liberian daily newspaper. Sirleaf, who became president in 2006, after the end of Liberia’s brutal civil war, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her role in the “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” But the ghosts of the nation’s past soon began to haunt her administration. In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia recommended Sirleaf be forbidden from holding public office for thirty years because she previously backed Charles Taylor, the guerilla leader responsible for many of the atrocities committed during the war. Sirleaf remained in power. Her fellow Nobel laureate, Leymah Gbowee, resigned from her role in the commission and publicly distanced herself from the president in 2012.’
‘”This white paper sets forth the legal basis upon which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could use lethal force in Yemen against a United States citizen who senior officials reasonably determined was a senior leader of al-Qaida or an associated force of al-Qaida.”
So begins a 22-page, heavily redacted, previously top-secret document titled “Legality of a Lethal Operation by the Central Intelligence Agency Against a US Citizen,” which provides the first detailed look at the legal rationale behind lethal operations conducted by the agency. The white paper [pdf below] was turned over to VICE News in response to a long-running Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department.
It’s one of two white papers the Justice Department prepared in 2011 after lawmakers demanded to know what the administration’s legal rationale was for targeting for death the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen.’
- Al Qaeda in Yemen executes three ‘spies’ for guiding drone strikes
- Did the U.S. drone strike and secretly compensate Yemeni civilians?
- Yemeni al-Qaeda Urges Strikes on US in Retaliation for Iraq War
- The CIA’s Bro Culture Is Doing Yemen No Favors
- US Bombards Yemen With Drone Strikes, But the Policy Is Backfiring
- Inside the U.S. Dirty War in Yemen with Jeremy Scahill
- Jeremy Scahill: Killing Anwar al-Awlaki
‘The U.S. Department of Defense owns more than half a million properties worth in excess of $800 billion dollars. The military’s real estate holdings span the globe and, all together, sprawl across 30 million acres.
Pentagon auditors can’t explain what half the properties are for—and doesn’t have a plan for finding out. All this according to a Sept. 8 report from the Government Accountability Office. The nearly trillion-dollar real estate glut is merely another example of egregious military waste.’
‘Military crises around the world are boosting foreign demand for U.S. weapons, especially air and missile defense systems, spy equipment and armored vehicles, according to the U.S. government and industry officials. Weapons makers like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon anticipate new markets for their goods, which could help offset lower U.S. military spending.
The Ukraine crisis is reviving long-dormant European demand, while the emerging threat from militant groups like Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has underpinned already strong Middle Eastern demand. And in Asia, China’s military buildup and tensions with its neighbors are prompting the United States to deepen relations with traditional allies such as Japan, and forge deeper bonds with other countries, including former foes such as Vietnam.’
- JSF & The Path of DOOM
- DARPA testing planes with a ‘Star Wars’-style laser cannon
- Pentagon tests jetpack for troops on the battlefield
- The New Terahertz Night Vision Can See Through Walls, Skin
- Unmanned jet completes successful week at sea
- Army’s New Laser Cannon Blasts Drones Out of the Sky, Even in Fog
- US Navy warships are really starting to look like Star Destroyers
- DNA From This Ugly Fish Is Being Used to Synthesize Bulletproof Slime
- DARPA Unveils First Ever Guided “Smart” Bullets
- Tomorrow’s Super-Soldiers Will Wear Night Vision Contact Lenses
- Army’s Robotic Arsenal Adds $11M Driverless Trucks
- Navy’s Tiny 5-Pound Missile Packs a Big Punch
- Boeing’s New Smartphone Self-Destructs
- At Last, a Google Glass for the Battlefield
- Military’s Coffee Alternative: Shocks to the Brain?
- Pentagon report investigated lasers that put voices in your head
- Obama jokes about creating ‘Iron Man,’ but military is already doing it
- US military funds Mission Impossible ‘vanishing’ tech
‘There is no evidence that Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA spying inspired Islamic terror groups to hide their electronic communications behind more sophisticated encryption software, according to a new analysis that challenges other recent research and assertions by U.S. officials about the impact of the leaks.
The analysis by Flashpoint Global Partners, a private security firm, examined the frequency of releases and updates of encryption software by jihadi groups and mentions of encryption in jihadi social media forums to assess the impact of Snowden’s information. It found no correlation in either measure to Snowden’s leaks about the NSA’s surveillance techniques, which became public beginning June 5, 2013.’
Darrell M. West has produced a list of America’s top billionaires with the most political power for a upcoming book called Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust. According to the author he “examines the political use of great wealth, including campaign expenditures, activism through nonprofit organizations and foundations, holding public office, media ownership, policy thought leadership, and behind the scenes influence.” You can learn more about it by clicking on the image below:
‘President Obama’s announcement of a major new expansion of the ISIS war into Syria came along with talk of an increased US commitment nationwide, and he explicitly mentioned the need for “vigilance” in Northern Africa.
That suggests that the administration has its sights set squarely on the increasingly failed state of Libya, which grows more failed by the day, and where Gen. Khalifa Hifter, long funded by the CIA, is aiming to secure territory from various Islamist factions.’
- Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli
- Libya Closer To Failed-State Status, Ushering In Possible ISIS, Jihadist Haven
- Algeria considering US, France request to ‘facilitate’ Libya military strikes
- France calls for international action on Libya chaos
- Libya prime minister denies UAE military involvement in his country
- Failed State: Libya Speeding Toward a Breakup
- Time for the Libya mea culpas
- Keeping Score on the Libya Intervention: Good Idea or Tragic Mistake?
- Obama Discusses Libya With Thomas L. Friedman
‘Former state Sen. Russell Pearce (R) resigned his position as first vice chair of the Arizona Republican Party late on Sunday evening amid criticism of comments he made on his radio show about women on welfare.
[...] His ideas are far from being on the fringe. They in fact help inform our policies. The Nixon administration pushed through funding for serializations in the 1970s aimed mostly a low-income people, usually women of color, and many were done involuntarily. And while it may sound like long-ago history, the practice of sterilizing low-income women hasn’t been entirely done away with. Between 2005 and 2013, 39 tubal ligations were given to women in California’s prison system without full consent. The majority of those were performed by Dr. James Heinrich, who has said of the practice, “Over a ten-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children — as they procreated more.” The state is now considering banning inmate sterilization.’
‘Treasure Map is a vast NSA campaign to map the global internet. The program doesn’t just seek to chart data flows in large traffic channels, such as telecommunications cables. Rather, it seeks to identify and locate every single device that is connected to the internet somewhere in the world—every smartphone, tablet, and computer—”anywhere, all the time,” according to NSA documents. Its internal logo depicts a skull superimposed onto a compass, the eyeholes glowing demonic red.
The breathtaking mission is described in a document from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden provided to The Intercept and Der Spiegel. Treasure Map’s goal is to create an “interactive map of the global internet” in “almost real time.” Employees of the so-called “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance—England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—can install and use the program on their own computers. It evokes a kind of Google Earth for global data traffic, a bird’s eye view of the planet’s digital arteries.’
‘In the face of congressional inaction, a federal court on Friday renewed an order allowing the government to collect phone records on virtually all calls within the United States.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved the Justice Department’s request for another 90-day extension of the National Security Agency’s controversial mass surveillance program, exposed publicly last summer by Edward Snowden and authorized under Section 215 of the post-9/11 Patriot Act. The spying authority is next set to expire on Dec. 5.
[...] The extension marks the third of its kind since President Obama pledged in January to reform how the NSA spies on Americans during a major policy speech delivered amid withering scrutiny of the nation’s intelligence-gathering practices. Obama outlined a series of immediate steps to reform government surveillance and boost transparency, but noted he would wait for Congress to deliver him a bill before ending the bulk collection of U.S. call data.’
- USA Freedom Act’s So-Called “Transparency” Provisions Enable Illegal Domestic Surveillance
- Obama Administration Still Keeping Much Secret About Bush’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program
- Snowden: US intelligence agencies could spy on behalf of corporations
- The NSA’s Foreign Partnerships
- ACLU vs NSA Bulk Collection of Phone Records
- Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection
- The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni
- NSA built search engine to crawl, share data
- Bush and Obama Spurred Edward Snowden to Spill U.S. Secrets
- This is why you can’t trust the NSA. Ever.
- U.S. Intel Agencies Worried Snowden’s Celebrity Status Inspiring Other Leakers
- Did ACLU and EFF Just Help the NSA Get Inside Your Smart Phone?
- Senators Say NSA Bill Falls Short on ‘Reform’
- Analysis: Bill “Banning” NSA Data Collection Will Not Stop Mass Spying
- Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known but biggest aspect of NSA surveillance
- US warned: surveillance reform hinges on change to Reagan executive order
- Obama Administration Defends ‘Almost-Orwellian’ NSA in Federal Court
- The NSA’s Other Privacy Loophole
- NSA and GCHQ: snooping because we can
‘If you read enough news and watch enough cable television about the threat of the Islamic State, the radical Sunni Muslim militia group better known simply as ISIS, you will inevitably encounter a parade of retired generals demanding an increased US military presence in the region. They will say that our government should deploy, as retired General Anthony Zinni demanded, up to 10,000 American boots on the ground to battle ISIS. Or as in retired General Jack Keane’s case, they will make more vague demands, such as for “offensive” air strikes and the deployment of more military advisers to the region.
But what you won’t learn from media coverage of ISIS is that many of these former Pentagon officials have skin in the game as paid directors and advisers to some of the largest military contractors in the world. Ramping up America’s military presence in Iraq and directly entering the war in Syria, along with greater military spending more broadly, is a debatable solution to a complex political and sectarian conflict. But those goals do unquestionably benefit one player in this saga: America’s defense industry.’
‘Considering all the talk about global warming, peak oil, carbon divestment, and renewable energy, you’d think oil consumption in the United States would be on a downward path. By now, we should certainly be witnessing real progress toward a post-petroleum economy. As it happens, the opposite is occurring. U.S. oil consumption is on an upward trajectory, climbing by 400,000 barrels per day in 2013 alone, and if current trends persist, it should rise again both this year and next.
In other words, oil is back. Big time.’
- Democrats try to balance environmental and business interests in Virginia
- Shell CEO on Obama’s Oil Export Policy: We’re Making Money Either Way
- The Sleepy Texan Town Suffering In The Shadow Of Big Oil (Documentary)
- Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling
- Greenpeace Report: Obama Administration Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal
- Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration, upsetting environmentalists
- The Deadly Cost of Our Addiction to Oil: Train Derailments and Oil Pipeline Spills
- Obama White House Quietly Coddling Big Oil on “Bomb Trains” Regulations
‘Abby Martin speaks with investigative journalist, Greg Palast discussing the most recent penalties against BP, and aspects of the company’s criminality that have been largely overlooked by the rest of the media including a massive oil spill cover-up in the Caspian Sea.’ (Breaking the Set)
- UK government lends hand to BP in U.S. Gulf oil spill rulings
- Sick Gulf Oil Spill Victim Speaks Out Against BP’s Lies
- Interview with Antonia Juhasz on the BP Gulf Oil Spill Ruling
- Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Book)
- BP Lashes Out at Journalists and “Opportunistic” Environmentalists
- BP could face up to $18bn in extra fines after US ruling on Gulf of Mexico spill
- Halliburton Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Will Shield Company from Billions in Liability
- BP’s cleanup promise broken; oil visible on beaches
- Mike Papantonio: BP’s Toxic Legacy
- How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business: Interview with Greg Palast
- The Untold Story of The BP Gulf Disaster: Interview with Greg Palast
- Lap Dancers, the CIA, Payoffs and BP’s Deepwater Horizon
- Gulf of Mexico Dolphins, Sea Turtles Dying in Record Numbers
- BP Refinery Spilling Oil into Lake Michigan
‘A senior U.S. diplomat told me recently that if Russia were to occupy all of Ukraine and even neighboring Belarus that there would be zero impact on U.S. national interests. The diplomat wasn’t advocating that, of course, but was noting the curious reality that Official Washington’s current war hysteria over Ukraine doesn’t connect to genuine security concerns.
So why has so much of the Washington Establishment – from prominent government officials to all the major media pundits – devoted so much time this past year to pounding their chests over the need to confront Russia regarding Ukraine? Who is benefiting from this eminently avoidable – yet extremely dangerous – crisis? What’s driving the madness?’
- Losing Credibility: The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine
- Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
- Do We Have To Destroy Ukraine In Order To Save It?
- GM Food, Ukraine and the Return of Hill + Knowlton
- IMF loan for Ukraine may give Monsanto t a backdoor into EU
- Putin: Ukraine’s transition to EU trade will cost €165bn
- Bankrupt Ukraine Announces $3 Billion Increase in Military Spending
- Ukraine’s president prepares to sell assets via Rothschild-report
- Ukraine Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta Resigns
- PM Yatseniuk: Ukraine conflict is draining economy, hampering reforms
- Ukrainian government to privatize all enterprises except strategic
- What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?
- Infographic: Infrastructure damage in Ukraine’s east is massive blow to economy
- Ukraine’s currency is collapsing, and there isn’t much it can do to stop it
- Ukraine’s Currency Drop May Swell Emergency Bailout Needs
- K Street’s Russian sanctions bonanza
- What Wiki-Leaked Cables Reveal About Ukraine’s New President
- Beneath the Ukraine Crisis: Shale Gas
- With friends like the IMF and EU, Ukraine doesn’t need enemies
- Ukraine Wants to Become the Silicon Valley of Europe
- Was The Price Of Ukraine’s “Liberation” The Handover Of Its Gold To The Fed?
Editor’s Note: For more on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), as well as its counterpart the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), there are plenty of links here. But if you only read one article on these trade deals and what they mean geopolitically, I would highly recommend this one.
‘”The US is trying to use the crisis in Ukraine to break economic ties between the EU and Russia and force Europe to buy US gas at much higher prices,” Lavrov said in a ministry statement of his interview with Russia’s Centre TV.
Washington wanted to use the five-month conflict in Ukraine “to economically tear Europe from Russia and bargain for itself the most favourable conditions in the context of the ongoing negotiations on the creation of a transatlantic trade and investment partnership”.
Lavrov accused Washington of trying to “impose on Europe deliveries of US liquefied natural gas at prices that can not be competitive compared with Russian gas prices”. Russia supplies about a third of the EU’s gas.’
- Russia Threatens Retaliation in Growing Trade War With US, EU
- Russian FM Lavrov: Ukrainian neutrality ‘a basic issue’ for Russia
- Slovak PM slams sanctions on Russia, threatens to veto new ones
- As Ukraine Ceasefire Holds, US and EU Push New Russia Sanctions
- Kremlin: Russia committed to Ukraine peace plan despite EU sanctions
- EU must keep up pressure on Russia over Ukraine, Britain says
- Russia hints at flight ban in response to new sanctions
- Europe Goes “All In”: Will Sanction Rosneft, Gazprom Neft And Transneft
- EU slaps new sanctions on Russia, may suspend them if ceasefire holds
- 30% Fewer Russians Choose Europe for Vacations
- Czechs seek to modify proposed EU sanctions, warn of escalation
- Crimea Catch-22: Russia Space Training May Put NASA in a Bind
- The Limits of Sanctions on Russia: Why a Settlement in Ukraine is Inevitable
- Russian bank hires two former U.S. senators
- Russia Said to Prepare Transfer of $10 Billion Fund Out of Sanctions’ Reach
- Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order
- Sanctioning the New Cold War: Only the Little People Will Suffer
- Swiss outline new measures to stop bypassing of sanctions on Russia
- No US Commitment To Replace Russian RD-180 Rocket Engine, Yet
- Sanctions headache for foreign executives at Russian firms
- Russia Economy In Trouble, Government Official Says
- Western sanctions push Russia, China closer; hurt dollar
- Hungarian Prime Minister to Push for Improved EU-Russia Ties
- Spanish Farmers Burn EU Flags Over Brussels’ Policy Toward Russia
- Russia Looks for Alternatives to SWIFT to Curtail Sanctions Risk
- Russian sanctions to hit Dutch exports by $400 million euros
- Poland asks EU to complain to WTO over Russian embargo
- Four Moscow McDonalds shut by Russian consumer watchdog
- Deja vu in Finland: new Russia-West sanctions war brings back old memories
- Germany’s Economy Shrinks As Euro Zone Recovery Halts Amid Russia Sanctions
- A Game of Russian Roulette? The West’s Dangerous Sanctions Play against Russia
- Russian sanctions create surplus of European produce
- Poland plans new canal to by-pass Russia
Editor’s Note: Katrina Vanden Heuvel has been editor of The Nation since 1995, she also partly owns the magazine. Her latest article for the Washington Post is linked below the interview. She is also married to Professor Stephen Cohen, whose articles and interviews have been regularly posted here during the Ukraine crisis as it has unfolded.
‘In a speech that would make Dick Cheney proud, the president told us (and the Pentagon repeated) this week that we are at war with Islamic State (Isis) “in same way we are at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates” – a war that will go on indefinitely, is based on a strategy that’s been failing for over a decade and will never legally be called a war.
What Obama really did, however, was confirm for everyone what the late Hunter S Thompson recognized, shortly after 9/11, when he wrote, “We are At War now – with somebody – and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.”‘
- Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy
- Perpetual War Is Fine With the New York Times After All
- Rachel Maddow Wonders If We’re Going To Be In Perpetual War, Forever
- U.S. weakens al-Qaeda groups around the world but hasn’t wiped any out
- The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again
- Glenn Greenwald: The ‘war on terror’ – by design – can never end
- Glenn Greenwald: Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent
- They Tried to Warn Us: Foreign Intelligence Warnings Before 9/11
- The Deafness Before the Storm
- 911 Timeline: Foreign Intelligence Agency Attack Warnings
- Ex-Egyptian minister: We warned US ahead of 9/11
- The Pakistan connection
- Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks?
- September 11th and the Missing 28 Pages of the 9/11 Report
- 9/11 Families Continue Search For Truth Despite Silence From White House
- Never Learn Anything From 9/11
- The 9/11 Bulletin : Interview with Jon Gold
- 9/11: Press for Truth (2006 Documentary)
- 9/11 First Responders Cancer Cases On The Rise
- NSA Whistleblower William Binney Calsl for 9/11 Truth
‘If Amazon and Google are going to take their drone delivery operations public, what’s going to ensure they do it safely? Air highways and specialized drone corridors designed by NASA scientists, apparently.
Even if the Federal Administration Administration isn’t sold on the idea of commercial drones flying throughout the country, NASA is.’