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Capitalists Have a Better Plan posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
To early 20th-century intellectuals, capitalism looked like anarchy. Why, they wondered, would we trust deliberative, conscious guidance when building a house but not when building an economy?

It was fashionable among these socialist intellectuals to espouse "planning" as a much more rational way to organize economic activity. (F.A. Hayek wrote a famou
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Undercover Police Have Regularly Spied On Black Lives Matter Activists in New York posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Documents obtained by The Intercept confirm that undercover police officers attended numerous Black Lives Matter protests in New York City between December 2014 and February 2015. The documents also show that police in New York have monitored activists, tracking their movements and keeping individual photos of them on file.... (more)




Kentucky Trooper Suspended After Local Media Exposes His Overtime Scam posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Kentucky state trooper has been suspended from his department and reassigned following an investigation by a local news outlet into the officer collecting massive amounts of overtime for hours he never worked.

In September, local media outlet Wave3 reported on Trooper Mitch Harris, a 12-year-veteran of the force, who was captured on came
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New Human Freedom Index, U.S. Ranks 20th posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Today we've released The Human Freedom Index, a new report that presents a broad measure of personal, civil, and economic freedom around the world. It is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute (Canada) and the Liberales Institut (Germany), and is the most comprehensive index on freedom yet created for a globally meaningful set of countries.... (more)


Police Arrest Men For Spreading Popcorn Time Information posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Police in Denmark have arrested the alleged operators of two Popcorn Time guide websites. The domains of both operations have also been seized by the authorities. The case is controversial in that both sites were Popcorn Time information resources and neither linked to copyright-infringing material.... (more)




Voters Want to Build A Wall, Deport Felon Illegal Immigrants posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (Rasmussen Reports)
[Category: General]
As far as voters are concerned – and not just Republicans - Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting illegal immigration.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters agree with the GOP presidential hopeful that the United States should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Seventeen percent (17%) of GOP voters disagree, while 13% are undecided.
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Great way to crash the economy by assuring low wage labor can no longer be performed. See what happened in Georgia. - Chris


Is Black Lives Matter Organizer Shaun King The Next Rachel Dolezal? posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (Breitbart)
[Category: General]
An investigative blogger has accused Shaun King, a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, of misleading media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an “Oprah scholarship” to historically black Morehouse College. The blogger says King is white and has been lying about his ethnicity for years. K... (more)


Sex Doesn't Sell After All, Study Says posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
Maybe sex doesn’t sell after all.

Commercials that feature sex and violence -- or appear on programs with that kind of content -- are less effective than those with neutral themes, according to a study published by the academic journal Psychological Bulletin.

Violent and sexual television programming impairs viewers’ memory because it diverts attention from the advertising, said Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University and
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Tuesday August 18th, 2015

Spanish Police Fine Woman For Posting Facebook Pic Of Cop Parked In Handicap Spot posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week we posted a story where Spanish police used a new law to fine a man anywhere from €100 to €600 for calling them 'slackers' on Facebook, this week we find out they've fined a woman some €800 for posting a picture to Facebook of one of their cop cars parked in a handicap spot.
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Mississippi Supreme Court Busts Lying, Ticket Quota Cop posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Mississippi Highway Patrol officer who issued bogus traffic citations to meet his ticket quota was fired on Friday by the state supreme court. All nine justices agreed that the department was right to terminate Sammy William Ray and that the state Court of Appeals was wrong to intervene to give him his job back, with full back pay.

Ray was a six-year veteran trooper in 2009 when a routine audit revealed that he had been responsible for an unusually high number of voided traffic
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Road Piracy, False Flags, and the State's Crime Cartel posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Joe David, a former California Highway Patrol officer, has made a considerable fortune by teaching police officers who to steal under the color of “law” through his “Desert Snow” consulting firm. When he arrived in Meridian, Idaho for a two-day “asset forfeiture” seminar on August 10, he probably didn't expect to be greeted by protesters. It is to ... (more)


CPS Terrorize Couple With Series Of False Child-Abuse Accusations posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY — A young couple had their lives turned upside-down when a CPS worker decided to target them with a series of anonymous child-abuse accusations, each prompting a new investigation.

Corey Chaney, 25, and April Rodgers, 23, have come forward to expose their story after spending “every single dime” they had, even relocating their family, in order to escape the torrent of malicious attempts to separate them and put them into financial ruin.

It began wi
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61-Year-Old Man Violently Attacked by Police and Arrested for Singing a "Beach Boys" Song posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Allentown, PA — A 61-year-old Pennsylvania man, Jim Osche likes to go out into public and sing as a means of relieving stress. On Friday, however, Osche’s stress relief would be met with police brutality.

As Osche walked down the sidewalk in front of Shula’s Steakhouse in downtown Allentown, the restaurant guests seemed to be pleasantly receptive. Many of them pulled out their phones to record this cheerful man giving his rendition of Beach Boys, Barbara Ann. 

After
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Chicago, Los Angeles Police Departments Have Been Using 'Stingrays On Steroids' For Over A Decade posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
More evidence has surfaced showing local law enforcement agencies are using high-powered surveillance equipment -- equipment originally designed for the military and highly-recommended by the NSA. Ali Winston and the Center for Investigative Reporting have obtained documents showing both Chicago and Los Angeles have used "dirt boxes" (D... (more)


This is What an Arrest for a Bicycle Helmet "Violation" Looks Like in a Police State posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, CA — A video uploaded to Facebook last week shows the ridiculous nature of the American police state.

According to the video uploader, the police in the video below came to this house because they saw a teenager riding his bike with no hands and without a helmet. Not wanting to be kidnapped or killed, the teenager rode his bike home after he saw the police.

When police showed up, you’d think they were responding to a bank robbery or child kidnapping. Ho
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Update on the John Geer Case posted 08/18/2015, 8:44 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Today, former Fairfax County, Virginia officer Adam Torres was indicted for second-degree murder for fatally shooting John Geer.

According to the statements of several other law enforcement officials at the scene, Geer was unarmed at the time of the shooting and had his hands up. Howeve
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Hillary Clinton Requested Book With Tips On Deleting Emails posted 08/18/2015, 8:44 AM (ABC News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The last batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department included one from Clinton asking to borrow a book called "Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better," by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe.

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Trump’s Biggest Lie: ‘I’m The Most Militaristic Person’ In This Race posted 08/18/2015, 8:44 AM (The Federalist)
[Category: Commentary]
Nearly every other GOP candidate has expressed views more imperial than Donald Trump's—but is that a good thing?... (more)


Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern Tried to Kill Government Investigation posted 08/18/2015, 8:43 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern has long portrayed her organization as a beacon of openness, once declaring “we made a commitment that we want to lead the effort in transparency.”

But when the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, opened an inquiry last year into the Red Cross’ disaster work, McGovern tried to get it killed behind the scenes.
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Ron Paul: Fed May Not Hike Because 'Everything Is Vulnerable' posted 08/18/2015, 8:43 AM (CNBC)
[Category: Economy]
China's move to devalue its currency roiled the markets last week, and stoked new fears about the health of the world's third largest economy.

However, according to former Rep. Ron Paul, the move may have given Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen the cover she needs to not raise rates later this year, as many market participants expect.

"She's going to be more hesitant to raise rates because she sees how fragile the global economy is," Paul told CNBC's "Futures Now"
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Cass Sunstein and "Libertarian" Paternalism posted 08/18/2015, 8:43 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
Most often the state compels you to do things, not because these things are supposed to be good for you, but because they fulfill the state’s purposes. The state doesn’t take your money to help you. Sometimes, though, the state does pass laws that claim to restrict people for their own good, e.g., laws that forbid use of certain drugs that are supposed to be bad for your health. Laws of this kind are called paternalistic.... (more)


Monday August 17th, 2015

Feds Claim They Shot Man To Avoid Being Run Down, Video Shows They're Liars posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Despite Homeland Security agents claiming they "feared for their lives" when drug suspect Michael Antonoff, 27, drove his car "directly" at them -- which they say forced them to shoot him "to avoid being struck" by his vehicle -- newly released video shows the federal agents aggressively positioned themselves closer to Antonoff's car in order to shoot him, and their story is a blatant lie.
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St. Louis Taxpayers Need Not Approve Of Sports Stadium Built With Their Money, Judge Decrees posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The city does not need voter approval before spending tax dollars on a riverfront stadium, a judge ruled Monday, jumping another hurdle in the race to keep the National Football League in St. Louis.

Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley declared invalid the city ordinance requiring a public vote, calling sections “too vague to be enfo
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Newport Tennessee Teen Arrested For Calling Cops Pigs posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
William G. Reece, 19, was arrested near Newport, Tennessee on Friday August 14, 2015 after opening his door and yelling “PIGS!” at Newport and State Patrol officers who were just finishing up a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 131 near a business called Zoomers.
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Police Hit Organic Farm with Massive SWAT Raid for No Reason, Taxpayers to be Held Liable posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Arlington, TX — In an effort to protect the citizens of Texas, a massive military-style raid was conducted on the Garden of Eden organic farm and commune.

On August 2, 2013, nearly two dozen heavily armed SWAT officers stormed this peaceful farm in search of a plant. They found lots of plants, but much to their dismay, they did not find the plant they were looking for.

Countless tax dollars and months of  half-cocked planning went down the drain that day after it wa
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The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Economy]
More than 2,000 years before America's bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal debts, and spent huge sums on welfare programs. The result wasn't pretty.

Roman politicians picked winners and losers, generally favoring the politically well connected -- a practice that's central to the welfare state of modern times, too. As numerous writers have noted, these expensiv
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The Shot Not Heard Around the World posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (Peter Schiff)
[Category: Economy]
China’s recent move to devalue the yuan has sent shock waves through the global financial markets and has convinced most observers that a new front in the global currency wars has begun. The move has caused many observes to envision a new round of competitive devaluations around the globe in which the race to the bottom will intensify. In this scenario they envision that the U.S. dollar will solidify its standing as the only strong currency. This misses the point entirely.

In the
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Study Shows More Americans Than Ever Support Banning Books posted 08/17/2015, 7:50 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Although the tyrants in government are the ones who enforce the insane laws that are thrust upon the general population, the masses who loudly support the oppression are the ones who are responsible for its continuation. As a recent study revealed, the average American is more tyrannical than ever.
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Police Union Smears Woman Who Posted Video of Police Beating on Facebook posted 08/17/2015, 7:50 AM (Miami New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After video surfaced last night of a Miami police officer beating a man in handcuffs, the Miami Order of the Fraternal Police tried to smear the woman who originally posted the video on her Facebook page. Union President Javier Ortiz blasted out a press release picking images from Smith's Facebook page despite the fact that Smith herself isn't accused of a crime. ... (more)


Seattle Council Committee Pushes Ahead On Gun, Ammo Tax Scheme posted 08/17/2015, 7:50 AM (Examiner)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
This morning the Seattle City Council's Education and Governance Committee will hold a second hearing on Council President Tim Burgess' proposed gun and ammunition tax ordinances with two of the three committee members bolstered by their showings in yesterday's primary election.

Burgess and Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw both are doing well in the election returns, while alternate Jean Godden is trailing in a three-way race. W
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Donald Trump Talks Megyn Kelly Controversy, GOP Debate on Meet the Press posted 08/17/2015, 7:49 AM (NBC News)
[Category: General]
Trump leads in first post-debate Fox national poll...


Democrats Continue to Delude Themselves About Obama’s Failed Guantánamo Vow posted 08/17/2015, 7:49 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
As everyone knows, “closing Guantánamo” was a centerpiece of the 2008 Obama campaign. In the Senate and then in the presidential campaign, Obama repeatedly and eloquently railed against the core, defining evil of Guantánamo: indefinite detention.... (more)


NYPD To Put Armed Recruits On Duty Before Academy Graduation posted 08/17/2015, 7:49 AM (New York Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Armed NYPD recruits will hit the streets months before graduating from the Police Academy, under a new training strategy that the brass say will better prepare them for the dangerous job.

“This is the new model for the academy class in order to give them some field orientation,” NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis told The Post. “It’s field-based training. Certainly, some things are better taught in the classroom, but certain things are better taught in real-life settings.”
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American Malls In Meltdown - The Economic Recovery Is Complete & Utter Fraud posted 08/17/2015, 7:49 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Economy]
The government issued their monthly retail sales this past week and four of the biggest department store chains in the country announced their quarterly results. The year over year retail sales increase of 2.4% is pitifully low in an economy that is supposedly in its sixth year of economic growth with a reported unemployment rate of only 5.3%. If all of these jobs have been created, why aren’t retail sales booming?... (more)


The Pros and Cons of College posted 08/17/2015, 7:49 AM (James Altucher)
[Category: Commentary]
Getting a degree wasted five years of my life.... (more)


Australia Orders More Foreign Homeowners to Sell posted 08/17/2015, 7:48 AM (WSJ)
[Category: Economy]
SYDNEY—Several foreign owners of residential property across Australia have been ordered to sell as the government intensifies its crackdown on the abuse of homeownership laws by buyers from China and elsewhere.

Treasurer Joe Hockey said foreign investors have been ordered to sell six properties in the cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. The homes are valued between 152,000 and 1.86 million Australian dollars (US$112,768 and US$1.38 million).
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70% of Rich Families Lose Their Wealth by the Second Generation posted 08/17/2015, 7:49 AM (TIME)
[Category: Economy]
70% of wealthy families lose their wealth by the second generation, and a stunning 90% by the third, according to the Williams Group wealth consultancy.... (more)
...and yet we "need" inheritance taxes "to prevent dynasties!" - Chris


Saturday August 15th, 2015

Sheriff Compares Constitutionalists to ISIS posted 08/15/2015, 12:57 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich linked “rhetoric” from supporters of the U.S. Constitution to violent anti-government groups and ISIS this week in an exposé on the officer’s fight against “homegrown extremists.”

In an article featured in the August 2015 edition of the Inlander, the Washington state sheriff draws comparisons to the ISIS terrorist group while railing against
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Citizens Behave Like Law Enforcement, Get Arrested posted 08/15/2015, 12:57 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Three members of a border vigilante group that offered to assist the Border Patrol have been indicted for practicing "asset forfeiture" without a license -- that is, plotting to steal narcotics and cash from drug cartels in Mexico.

A criminal complaint filed by FBI Special Agent John E. Kelly accuses Parris Frazier, Robert Deatherage, and Erik Foster of conspiring to possess
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"Not Legal Tender"? City Refuses to Allow Man to Pay His $25 Parking Ticket with 2,500 Pennies posted 08/15/2015, 12:57 PM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Since when are pennies and nickels not a form of legal tender in this country? Our Fed fiat money is still money. We aren’t a fully cashless society… yet.

Justin Greene, a Pennsylvanian who attempted to protest what he felt was an unfair $25 parking ticket by paying for it with 2,500 pennies in Chambersburg, was told he couldn’t because… federal law says the coins aren’t legal tender.

Greene reportedly got the ticket for parking on the wrong side of the street for t
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Same Govt that Locks People in Jail for Cannabis, Just Approved OxyContin for Young Children posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington, D.C. — The evidence is undisputable. Cannabis is an incredibly beneficial plant with medical applications that humanity has only begun to explore. Its harmful side effects are nearly non-existent, and no evidence to date has shown that anyone has ever died from it.

The evidence is undisputable. OxyContin and other opioid-based prescription drugs have a small range of uses from pain management to cough relief. The harmful side effects of opioids are virtually limitless.
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SWAT Raids Wrong Home, Force Small Children Out in the Snow, Blame it on the Family posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pittsburgh, PA — It’s entirely bad enough that heavily militarized police across the country are smashing down doors, nearly every minute of every day, in search of arbitrary substances deemed illegal by the state. However, the paramilitary apparatus which has sprung up in this modern day police state is deadly incompetent.

Case after case we see SWAT teams kick down doors to homes, shoot dogs, throw grenades at babies, and even kill innocent people because they ar
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Video Shows Miami Cop Attack Handcuffed Man In Patrol Car posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Video has emerged showing a Miami police officer assaulting an non-combative and handcuffed man after placing him in a patrol car on Thursday.

The footage, filmed on a cell-phone camera by bystander Marilyn Smith, shows the unidentified officer escorting the man to the back of the cruiser before positioning him inside and lunging into the car to punch him.

The officer is then seen wrestling with the man – who was handcuffed behind his back – as bystanders grow pert
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AT&T Helped N.S.A. Spy on an Array of Internet Traffic posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (New York Times)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.

While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as
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EPA Chief on Toxic Colorado Spill: 'This River Is Restoring Itself' posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (NBC News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A river that turned a troubling shade of orange after toxic waste was accidentally released into it a week ago is "restoring itself," the country's top environmental official said Thursday.

Speaking at the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico, on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters that the water quality has returned to "pre-incident conditions" after toxic sludge from an abandoned gold mine upstream in southern Colorado flowed i
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Poll: Majority Believe Clinton Lied About Emails posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (TheHill)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton lied about having sensitive national intelligence on her private email server, a new poll finds.

Fifty-eight percent of voters believe Clinton "knowingly lied" last March by claiming her personal email server lacked any classified information, according to a Fox News poll released a Friday.

Another 33 percent believe there is "another explanation" for having "top-secret" information on the device.
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Peter Schiff Reveals His Political Prisoner Father Irwin Has Lung Cancer, Set To Die In Prison posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Peter Schiff revealed to Alex Jones this week his father has lung cancer and is set to die in prison as a political prisoner for fighting the IRS.

Schiff's father Irwin was imprisoned for tax evasion and a host of other tax-related crimes, he believed there was no legal requirement to pay income taxes and if he could argue his case before a judge this truth would come out. ... (more)


Carly Fiorina Attacked For Saying Vaccinations Should Be Left Up To Parents posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (Politico)
[Category: Brave New World]
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Thursday that vaccinations should be left up to parents — a view that puts her in sharp contrast with at least one other Republican presidential candidate.

“First of all, we must protect religious liberty and someone’s ability to practice their religion,” Fiorina said Thursday when asked about religious freedom and vaccinations at a town hall event in Iowa. “We must devote energy and resources to doing so, period. When in doubt, it is
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Friday August 14th, 2015

Police Invade Texas Woman's Home For Warrantless 3AM 'Welfare Check' posted 08/14/2015, 7:08 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PFLUGERVILLE, TX — A woman has filed a formal complaint after police entered and searched her home — without consent or a warrant — all to conduct a so-called “welfare check” on her absent roommate.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of August 2nd, 2015, as Tori Thayer was home alone sleeping a few hours before her shift began at a local restaurant.  Around 3:00 a.m., Ms. Thayer heard noises at the front door and thought someone was breaking in.
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Boston Police Commissioner Wants Cameras Further Away From Cops, Criminal Charges For Not Assisting Officers posted 08/14/2015, 7:08 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Earlier this year, Texas legislator Jason Villalba attempted to shortchange the First Amendment in the name of "officer safety" by making it illegal to film police officers from within a 25-foot, constantly-moving radius. His proposed law was greeted with criticism (and death threats, according to Villalba) and was consequently dis... (more)


Parents May Face Jail For Having Swing Set on Their Property posted 08/14/2015, 7:08 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two Lee's Summit, Missouri parents have found themselves in hot water for having a swing set for their children on their property. The Stout family is facing sanctions, fines, and possibly even jail time.

Leading the charge against the family--which has been ongoing for over a year--is the most dubious of opponents: The Raintree Lake Property Owners Association. The claim against the family swing set is that it infringed on HOA guidelines, which specifically state that
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School Officials Used Young Girl As "Bait" In Rape Sting, She Was Raped And They Covered it Up posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Huntsville, AL — In 2010, a 14-year-old Huntsville girl was approached by school officials who wanted to use her as bait in a “sting operation.” The plan was to use the young girl to catch a boy in the act who’d been accused of sexually harassing students. However, their asinine plan backfired, and this innocent young girl was anally raped by the older student.

The plan was for the girl not to do anything and teachers would burst in and catch the boy with a girl in the bathroom, b
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The War on Air Conditioning Heats Up posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
It started with the pope. In his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, he singled out air conditioning as a particularly good example of wasteful habits and excessive consumption that overcome our better natures:
People may well have a growing ecological sensitivity but it has not succeeded in changing their harmful habits of consumption which, rather than decreasing, appear to be growing all the more. A simple example is the increasing use and power of air-conditioning.... (more)


The Brilliance of Carlo Rossi posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
"Never buy wine in a jug with a handle."

A friend gave me this advice in my youth.

It was the worst wine advice I ever received. It reinforced the culture of wine snobbery that has pillaged many generations of consumers.

Wine snobbery treats this drink as if it were always a serious undertaking requiring expertise, snootiness, and a high budget.

Have you been at a wine tasting held by a local aficionado? People stand around sipping and
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Court Forces Christian Bakery to Serve Gay Weddings posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A Colorado court has ruled against a Christian bakery who refused to decorate a gay wedding cake.

In a ruling released Thursday, the Colo. Court of Appeals said the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, violated the state’s ‘public accommodations’ law by refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple in 2012.

“Phillips believes that decorating cakes is a form of art, that he can honor God through his artistic talents, and that he would displease God by creating ca
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Afghan Wedding Parties and Hiroshima and Nagasaki posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
One of the things that has fascinated me about the U.S. government's war on Afghanistan has been the multiple attacks on wedding parties -- eight wedding parties to be exact, at least as of 2013. What's with Afghan wedding parties that they seem to attract U.S. bombs?

Of course, the official position of the Pentagon is that all these bombings were accidents. Those smart bombs and surgical strikes just aren't always so smart or so surgical, they tell us. It was just a coincidence t
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NJ Cops Shot Unarmed 14-Year-Old 7 Times As He Ran Away posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An unarmed Trenton, New Jersey teen was shot seven times after two state troopers and a Mercer County sheriff’s officer jumped out of an unmarked car and the boy ran, family lawyers said Wednesday.

The state Attorney General’s Office says the officers were responding to a report of shots fired at the Prospect Village Apartments when they encountered three males walking on Louise Lane towar
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Iowa Man Has Weapons Permit Stolen by Deputy Sheriff posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week we received a submission from Justin Cornish who had been stopped by a Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Singer, a Sgt. with the Iowa Sheriff’s Department while practicing his 2nd amendment rights by carrying a firearm. The video showed him arguing the validity of his weapons permit, and ends with it being stolen.

I talked with Justin through email, and although he has been stopped by officers on multiple occasions in multiple cities in
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Chelsea Manning Threatened With Indefinite Solitary Confinement For Expired Toothpaste & Having A Copy Of Vanity Fair posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The way the US treats prisoners is often barbaric. The UN has repeatedly highlighted how solitary confinement is a form of torture that should be stopped, but the US regularly uses it on its massive prison population (largest prison population in the world! Go USA!). And even if you don't think it's torture, you should at least recognize that people are thrown in solitary confinement for ridiculous reasons -- such a... (more)


Abolish Child Protective Services posted 08/14/2015, 7:05 AM (C4SS.org)
[Category: Commentary]
Standing in an office while two kids beg me to go back to their home, I begin retreating back into my inner-child. I imagine how I would have felt if I was seven years old and a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigator told me I couldn’t stay with my mom anymore. Their mother had committed the crime of respecting the children's desire to play outside.

Paperwork has already been checked by the supervisor, the judge has backed it, and now I have to find a placement. I put them i
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