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Food Fat Warnings: Why You Should Add Butter to Your Shopping List posted 02/11/2015, 7:40 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Health]
New research claims that official warnings against the consumption of saturated fats should never have been introduced.

The article in BMJ's Open Heart journal argues that the advice was based on flawed data and "very limited evidence".

The warning, adopted by British authorities in the early 1980s, was based on research that focused only on unhea
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It's simple: eat fat, lose fat. When you have a diet high in fat, you're satisfied after every meal, when you eat a diet high in carbs and sugars, you're always left craving more. Now the same lying government which got everyone to switch to an unhealthy diet is going full bore telling everyone to shoot up their kids with liability protected vaccines. Do you trust them? - Chris


Tuesday February 10th, 2015

Heroic Man Stops Armed Robbery, Police Charge Him With A Felony posted 02/10/2015, 1:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
La Crosse, WI– A Wisconsin man is facing a felony charge after bravely intervening and stopping an armed robbery at a local bar just before closing, early Monday morning.

The bartender, who was occupied at the register, had her back to the bar, just before closing. When she turned around, a masked woman was pointing a handgun at her and demanded all the money from the register.

The bartender was complying with the robber’s demands, when Jeff Steele began to walk to
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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Manager During Katrina Says Brian Williams 'Misremembered' Basically Everything... posted 02/10/2015, 1:20 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast, a seasoned hotel manager realized she needed to think fast. As the general manager of a mammoth Ritz-Carlton at the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Myra DeGersdorff was in charge of more than 1,200 people. She needed to batten down the hatches. She needed security. She needed doctors. Anything, she thought, could happen.

The storm was worse than anyone expected. But DeGersdorff was ready. She enlisted a
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What's so funny about this story beyond the obvious is there is no question everyone who worked on the show and knew this man must have known he was a pathological liar, yet no one took any steps to replace him. - Chris, InfoLib


Woman Says Austin Police Put Bag Over Her Head, Strapped Her to Chair to Perform DUI Blood Draw posted 02/10/2015, 7:11 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
AUSTIN, Texas (CN) - Austin police put a bag over a woman's head, strapped her to a chair and used "choke hold pressure points" to draw her blood for a DUI test, the woman claims in court.

Caroline Callaway sued Austin, Travis County, Austin police officers, county sheriff's officers, Pro-touch Nurses and one of its employees, alleging unlawful search and seizure, excessive force, assault and battery, negligence and medical malpractice.

Callaway says defen
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Flashback: DUI Suspects Subjected to Forced Blood Draw On Suspicion of Drunk Driving


Family Asks Cops to Check on 74-Year-Old Vet After Surgery, and They Break in and Kill Him posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
State officials in North Carolina have launched an investigation after a police officer in Gastonia shot and killed a 74-year-old man while performing a welfare check.

Gastonia police Chief Robert Helton explained at a press conference on Sunday that a family member had asked officers to check on James Howard Allen on Saturday afternoon, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Helton said that Allen’s family had asked for the welfare check because the 74-year-old vete
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TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Precedents exist for requiring citizens to produce special ID for domestic travel; they include Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and Russia (both Imperial and Soviet).

Over the Christmas season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called “Real ID.” State driver's licenses will no longer allow
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ISIS Fears posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
ISIS madness is what I call it. ISIS has become the newest fear that has taken over the lives of the American people. People are convinced that ISIS proses a grave threat to "national security." Unless it is stopped, the American people might have to start learning how to speak Arabic or terrorist.

The phenomenon is really no different from Saddam madness. People tend to forget that this same sort of thing occurred for 12 long years -- from 1991 to 2003, during the time that Sadda
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Deputy Sentenced to Jail for Assaulting 4-Yr-Old Boy, Causing Brain Damage; Claim Boy 'Fell From Stairwell' Rejected posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (KPTV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MCMINNVILLE, OR (KPTV) - A former Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputy is guilty of assaulting a 4-year-old boy, leaving the child with a serious brain injury.

Michael Abo, 36, was arrested in January 2014. He pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to first-degree assault and was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

Abo had served as a Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputy and a reserve officer with the Yamhill Police Department.

Police said the victim,
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Americans Sign Petition to Support "Obama Illiteracy Program" posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Infowars)
[Category: General]


Beachgoers in San Diego signed a petition to support the “Obama Illiteracy Program,” in what has to be one of media analyst Mark Dice’s most hilarious and yet disturbing ‘man on the street’ videos to date.

Announcing that the initiative was part of the “Obama administration’s educational program,” Dice got numerous people to sign the petition while telling them over and over aga
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NYPD Has a Plan to Magically Turn Anyone It Wants Into a Felon posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Gawker)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Wednesday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton urged state legislators to consider increasing the penalty for resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony. The change, he argued, would help New Yorkers "get around this idea that you can resist arrest. You can't." It would also give cops an easy way to turn victims of their own worst impulses into the worst ... (more)




This Prisoner's Note Isn't From Some Dystopian Dictatorship. It's From Texas. posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (ACLU.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Every day from dusk to dawn there's noise, banging, clanking, yelling, screaming. Everyday someone is getting hurt or hurting themselves. Everyday there's fire and floods and complete chaos & hate...Every day is a challenge here. A challenge against insanity."

This sounds like a dispatch from a war zone or a maybe a line from some post-apocalyptic science fiction movie, but it's actually the description of a typical day in solitary confinement for Alex, a prisoner in Texas.
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So Far this Year, All Identified Cop Killers, Were Also Cops posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Nocona, Texas -- An officer responding to a domestic disturbance at a North Texas residence, shot and killed off-duty sheriff's deputy Larry Hostetter, 41, shortly after midnight.

Police were tight-lipped about the incident other than to say that the Texas Rangers are leading the investigation.

In a news conference Monday morning, Sheriff Paul Cunningham said Hostetter was a good person, had been a law enforcement officer since 2000 and that being a sheriff’s deputy
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Cop Admits to Having Sex With Prostitute Who Stole His Gun, Faces No Punishment posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kensington, CA — A Kensington police officer, spent $70 on a night he was almost able to forget.

Sgt. Keith T. Barrow of the Kensington police department took a trip to “the biggest little city in the world” last year. Barrow had a discrete encounter with one of Reno’s pros in a shady little hotel room, in an area of town known for its rampant prostitution.

Barrow, apparently overly trusting in his temporary companion, fell asleep. When he woke up, according to cour
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John Kiriakou: Blowing Whistle on Bush-Era Torture 'Was Worth It' posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou said Monday that the Bush-era torture program "was approved by the president himself" and that the two years he spent behind bars for blowing the whistle on that program was worth it.

Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2013 after pleading guilty to releasing the name of an officer implicated in a CIA torture program to the media and violating the Intel
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Indiana: Traffic Cops May Not Open Pill Bottles posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police have no business looking through the pill bottles belonging to a motorist stopped for a routine traffic violation. That was the conclusion of a three-judge panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals, which last month reversed Antonio Garcia's conviction on drug charges because an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer violated the state constitution.

At around 9pm on August 6, 2012, Officer Philip Robinett saw a white Chevrolet Trailblazer that did not have its headlights on.
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Cow Chases Pig posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (Intellihub)
[Category: Resistance]


CZECH REPUBLIC (INTELLIHUB) — While cops may be accustom to prodding people around like sheep, this cop learned his lesson from an angry cow who wasn’t going to take it.

In the video, a cop armed with a cattle prod tries to intimidate the beastly creature, but was shocked to find the cow didn’t want to be intimidated and wasn’t going to back down.

In fact the cow c
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Ron Paul: Vaccine Controversy Shows Why We Need Markets, Not Mandates posted 02/10/2015, 7:07 AM (Ron Paul)
[Category: Commentary]
If I were still a practicing ob-gyn and one of my patients said she was not going to vaccinate her child, I might try to persuade her to change her mind. But, if I were unsuccessful, I would respect her decision. I certainly would not lobby the government to pass a law mandating that children be vaccinated even if the children’s parents object. Sadly, the recent panic over the outbreak of measles has led many Americans, including some self-styled libertarians, to call for giving government new p... (more)


What a Free-Market in Vaccination Preferences Would Look Like posted 02/10/2015, 7:07 AM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Commentary]
I’ve been asked if it’s possible to “let the market sort it out” on vaccines. I generally dislike that phrase because of it implies that markets are instigating agents, when in fact, markets respond to human desires and goals. Additionally, the phrase is also often followed by an irritating lack of detail as to how markets would actually “sort it out.” So let’s try to provide some detail.

Presumably, many human beings like to live and do business in places where people feel they a
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On Vaccination posted 02/10/2015, 7:07 AM (Christopher Cantwell)
[Category: Commentary]
Vaccines are in the news again, and as usual, the debate is less than productive. On one side we see people saying vaccines are ineffective and or dangerous. Perhaps a government plot to enrich crony capitalists, or even reduce the population. On the other side sits the witless oblivious masses, who accept whatever they are told by government and the medical establishment. They propose solutions ranging from forcing everyone to be vaccinated as the State deems fit, to “nudging” and providing bar... (more)


Is Your Child a Terrorist? U.S. Government Questionnaire Rates Families at Risk for Extremism posted 02/10/2015, 7:06 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Are you, your family or your community at risk of turning to violent extremism? That’s the premise behind a rating system devised by the National Counterterrorism Center, according to a document marked For Official Use Only and obtained by The Intercept.

The document–and the rating system–is part of a wider strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, which calls for local community and religious leaders to work together with law enforcement and other government agencies. The White
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FBI Monitored and Critiqued African American Writers for Decades posted 02/10/2015, 7:06 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Newly declassified documents from the FBI reveal how the US federal agency under J Edgar Hoover monitored the activities of dozens of prominent African American writers for decades, devoting thousands of pages to detailing their activities and critiquing their work.... (more)


Left Shark Bites Back: 3D Printer Sculptor Hires Lawyer To Respond To Katy Perry's Bogus Takedown posted 02/10/2015, 7:05 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Did you think Katy Perry's lawyers sending a questionable cease & desist letter over 3d printable plans for "the left shark" backup dancer in Katy Perry's Superbowl Halftime routine would be the end of that story?... (more)


Monday February 9th, 2015

Cop Turns Off Dash Cam, Threatens To Kill Man In Front Of His GF's Kids, Keeps Job posted 02/09/2015, 5:43 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Niles, Ohio police officer who allegedly threatened to kill a man in front of his girlfriend's kids is back on the job after receiving a minor 30 day suspension. Despite an internal investigation faulting the officer for use of force violations, unlawful search and seizure or detention, misuse of his own dash cam, and for ordering a fellow cop not to record, the Niles police evidently felt the officer's conduct did not merit him losing his job.

From WKBN:
NILES... (more)


Video Shows Austin Cops Firing Bean Bag Rounds at Man With Hands Up posted 02/09/2015, 5:43 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The Austin Police Department, a department with a history of using excessive force, shot bean bag rounds at 20-year-old Devon Smith after he surrendered to a SWAT team with his hands up Friday night.

Police claim Smith had a knife and posed a danger to officers.  But the video tells a different story.

In the video, Smith is seen walking out of the house with his ha
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Michigan Proposes Death Penalty for Killing an Officer--Furthering Special Treatment for Police posted 02/09/2015, 5:43 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Frankenmuth, MI– Senators in Michigan, the first state to ban capital punishment, have proposed a constitutional amendment allowing the death penalty for the first-degree murder of an on-duty police or corrections officer.

The resolution is sponsored by Sen. Virgil Smith, a Democrat, but also has backing from the top two Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate.  The divisive bill would require a 2/3 majority vote in both chambers before it would be put on the statewide ballot.... (more)


Glenn Greenwald's Plan to Poke, Prod, and Piss Off the Powerful posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (Reason)
[Category: Resistance]


Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer who has lost all interest in making legal arguments. The reason for his indifference should terrify anyone who believes that the law, and not arbitrary decision-making by government officials, should govern a nation. Asked whether NSA mass surveillance is legal under any conceivable interpretation of United States law, Greenwald told ReasonTV:

"I think
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One Pill, 10 Years: Ky. High Court Reviews Vet's Sentence posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- To his lawyer, James Kidd is the epitome of the kind of person that Kentucky lawmakers don't want sitting in prison.

An injured Gulf War veteran with no prior felony record, Kidd was convicted of drug trafficking in a controlled substance in 2009 for selling a single pill and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Modern Tech Suggests Government Data on Police-Related Homicides Flawed posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publishes statistics on police-involved homicides, while on duty, of civilians. Its system relies on voluntary self-reporting by the nation’s more than 18,000 local and state police agencies.

Self-reporting works well when there is an incentive to report and an incentive to report accurately. But police departments have no incentive to report this emotionally charged information with possible political ramifications. As a result, some grou
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Police Detective Botches 82 Special Victims Cases, Walks Away With Career Mostly Intact posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When it comes to criminals, most people agree that those who sexually victimize children are the worst of the worst. What happens when you turn over sensitive cases to a detective who apparently doesn't feel like doing the job? Well, cases fall into the cracks, along with the victims. Sure, even the best detectives and Special Victims Units are going to have a few that "get away." But in the case of Detective Tammy Kilgore Alois, it wasn't just a few that "got away." It was dozens. (via Croo... (more)


The Disastrous Marriage of Public Schooling and the National-Security State posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger )
[Category: Commentary]
Among the biggest disasters in U.S history has been the adoption of public (i.e., government) schooling and the national-security state and the subsequent marriage of these two governmental apparatuses.

Public schooling has inculcated a mindset of conformity, regimentation, and deference to authority within the American people. That was its purpose. That's why governments throughout the world, including those in communist regimes, take control over the education of children and in
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Who Will Decide Who Must Be Vaccinated? posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Commentary]
Last week’s USA Today article demanding that people who don’t use vaccines should all be jailed, pretty much tells you the end game for the compulsory-vaccine crowd. A central tenet of the article’s claims is that there are some people (i.e. cancer patients) for whom the risks associated with receiving vaccines is very high, and thus, the government s... (more)


Private Property the Only Solution to Vaccine Controversy posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (Robert P. Murphy)
[Category: Commentary]
A measles outbreak in the U.S. has prompted a national debate over vaccinations, a debate that quickly turned ugly because both sides think they are protecting their children from harm. Some parents say that they should have the right to refuse vaccines if they think it is in their children’s best interest, while oth... (more)


Doctor That Said "Don't Vaccinate" Targeted for Investigation posted 02/09/2015, 5:36 AM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
"In a very obvious and full-throttle move, the Arizona Medical Board is now investigating the doctor for what he said. At the same time, there are calls from “experts” to have such doctors’ licenses revoked because somehow, they are creating harm."... (more)


The Fiddling with Temperature Data is the Biggest Science Scandal Ever posted 02/09/2015, 5:36 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Science/Technology]
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on hi
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Friday February 6th, 2015

Kansas Police Ticketing People For 'Illegally' Warming Up Their Cars posted 02/06/2015, 7:17 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kansas police have found a new source of revenue for which to fill their coffers, they're aggressively ticketing people $125 for "illegally" warming up their cars.

From KSHB:
ROELAND PARK, Kan. - A split second decision you make in the morning might cost you a $125 ticket.

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Shock Video Shows Cops Run Down Man with Cruiser, Severely Beat Him, Charge Him with Assault posted 02/06/2015, 7:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philadelphia, PA — Two Philly cops have been charged with the assault of a man after surveillance footage revealed the officers lied about the incident.

The laundry list of charges that Officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight are facing is lengthy:

Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Criminal Conspiracy, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Tampering with Public Records or Information, False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities, Obstructing Administration of L
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American Sniper: A Model American posted 02/06/2015, 7:17 AM (Gerald Celente)
[Category: Commentary]
The votes are in and the decision is overwhelmingly clear. Chris Kyle--the Navy SEAL portrayed in the blockbuster movie purported killer of some 200 Iraqis during four tours of duty--is the people's choice.

From record ticket sales to major media accolades, from the halls of Congress to the White House, the nation has spoken: "American Sniper" is all-American. Chris Kyle--the most lethal killer in U.S. military history, a true hero, a brave warrior--has been anointed as a role mod
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Good Samaritan Saves Woman's Life After Overpowering a Cop Who Was Trying to Kill Her posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Louisville, KY — Louis Mossey was driving down a county highway when the car in front of him unexpectedly swerved off the road and hit a tractor in a John Deer store parking lot. He had no idea what he was about to witness.

When Mossey gets out of the vehicle to check on the wellbeing of the occupants in the crashed car, he is immediately met with yelling and cursing from a belligerent man.

The man yelled at Mossey and then went back to yelling and cursing at the fe
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Two out of Three Investigative Journalists in US Believe They're Being Spied On posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In the wake of the NSA mass surveillance scandal, an overwhelming majority of investigative journalists believe that the U.S. government is spying on them, and large numbers say that this belief impacts the way they go about their reporting, a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday reveals.

The findings are based on a December online survey, conducted in association with Columbia
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Motorist Shot by Trooper Gets Nearly $300,000 Settlement from State Government posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (The State)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLUMBIA, SC — A Columbia motorist shot late last summer by an ex-Highway Patrol trooper in a confrontation that drew national attention has received a nearly $300,000 settlement from the state.

Levar Edward Jones was paid $285,000 through the state’s Insurance Reserve Fund, Scott Hawkins, spokesman for the fund said Tuesday. The settlement was reached Oct. 3, within a month of the Sept. 4 incident when trooper Sean Groubert fired shots at Jones after the officer pulled Jones ove
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Charges Dismissed In Arizona Iced Tea Arrest Outside Fayetteville Liquor Store posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (Fayetteville Observer)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Charges were dismissed Thursday against a man whose confrontation with an ABC officer outside a Fayetteville liquor store went viral on YouTube nearly two years ago and became known as the Arizona iced tea case.

Christopher Lamont Beatty, 28, of New York, was charged with trespassing and resisting a public officer after the incident at the ABC store on Morganton Road on April27, 2013. Beatty refused to give the officer, who approached him in the parking lot, his can of Arizona bra
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DEA Using License-Plate Readers to Take Photos of US Drivers, Documents Reveal posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using license-plate reader technology to photograph motorists and passengers in the US as part of an official exercise to build a database on people’s lives.

According to DEA documents published on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the agency is capturing images of occupants in the front and rear seats of vehicles in a programme that monitors Americans’ travel patterns on a wider scale than previously thought.
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The World's Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Economy]
The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive.... (more)
Right after this came out the internet delivered and he's now rolling in dough, good for him. - Chris


Burning Victims to Death: Still a Common Practice posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
Unlike ISIS, the U.S. usually (though not always) tries to suppress (rather than gleefully publish) evidence showing the victims of its violence. ... (more)


Forgotten History of Vaccinations You Need to Be Aware Of posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (Mercola.com)
[Category: Brave New World]


Vaccines are one of the most controversial medical therapies, and it's impossible to make an informed decision unless you know both sides of the story. In the process of knowing both sides, the historical context is critical.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, author of Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, is a nephrologis
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Argentine Ex-Spy Chief at Center of Prosecutor's Murder Mystery Is Missing posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Bloomberg) -- Argentine authorities can’t locate the former spy chief at the center of an investigation into the death of a prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of an attempted cover up.

Prosecutors accompanied by intelligence agents weren’t able to find Antonio Stiuso at three addresses registered to his name, Intelligence Secretary Oscar Parrilli said. Stiuso, who worked his way up through the intelligence agency over four decades before his departure
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Katy Perry Sics Lawyers On Left Shark Vendor posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (CNN)
[Category: Economy]
"Our client [Perry] recently has learned that you have been involved in the manufacture, sale, marketing and distribution of merchandise featuring a shark sculpture which embodies and uses the [Super Bowl halftime show], and that you have displayed this product on your website, in connection with such sale and distribution," the letter read.

The letter from the law offices of Greenberg Traurig demanded that Shapeways.com, the website where Sosa sells his sculptures, cease and desi
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Red Light Camera Profits Continue To Tumble posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Economy]
Red light camera vendor Redflex Trafic Systems saw its stock plummet more than 16 percent overnight as news of its dismal financial performance hit investors. The company on Thursday formally announced a $10 million trading loss for the financial year, even though the company had previously said it would break even. ... (more)


Thursday February 5th, 2015

Welcome to American Public Schools, Where Cops Beat You, Give You Brain Damage, And Charge You With Made Up Crimes posted 02/05/2015, 5:54 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


There's a reason police should have no place in public schools.

From WLKY:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A Louisville police officer is arrested after detectives say surveillance cameras caught him punching a teen at school and placing another in a choke-hold.

Hardin was a
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Lon Horiuchi: American Sniper posted 02/05/2015, 5:54 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Somewhere, a figure clothed in a pseudonym has been tracking the box office returns of “American Sniper” with great interest and no small measure of envy. He may be among the tens of millions who contributed to its unprecedented commercial success, assuming that a visit to the local Cineplex is permitted under the terms of the federal witness protection program.

Many who have seen the cinematic tribute to the late Chris Kyle describe the experience in religious terms, recalling h
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California City Council Approves Armored SWAT Ambulance, Despite Protests posted 02/05/2015, 5:54 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police in a Bay Area town will soon be receiving an armored rescue vehicle amid opposition from protesters who fear cops will misuse the gear. On Monday night, the San Leandro City Council voted 6-1 in favor of purchasing a Bearcat Medevac, an armored vehicle designed for SWAT and Tactical EMS teams.

The city bought the vehicle with the help of a $200,000 grant from the Departme
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States, United States: America's James Bond Complex posted 02/05/2015, 5:53 AM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
Today, American politicians of both major parties -- conservatives, "moderates," and so-called liberals alike -- insist that the United States is an "exceptional," even "indispensable" nation. In practice, this means that for the United States alone the rules are different. Particularly in international affairs, it -- the government and its personnel -- can do whatever deemed necessary to carry out its objectives, including things that would get any other government or person branded a criminal.... (more)


Officer Who Killed 95 Year-Old WWII Vet Because He Refused Medical Treatment Found Not Guilty posted 02/05/2015, 5:53 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicago, IL — A Park Forest police officer has been acquitted in the death of a 95-year-old WWII veteran. Officer Craig Taylor was acquitted Wednesday of reckless conduct, the one charge he faced for the negligent killing of another human being.

John W. Rana Jr., 95, was killed during an altercation with Park Forest police when they responded a call at his retirement apartment in June of 2013.

The incident began when the police were called to the Park Forest Assiste
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TSA Supervisor Had Man Arrested For Asking To File A Complaint posted 02/05/2015, 5:52 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Philadelphia man who was falsely jailed and charged with making a bomb threat at an airport is filing suit against the Transportation Security Agency. The incident began in 2013 when Roger Vanderklok, a 57-year-old architect and marathon runner, was flagged by TSA during a security screening at the Philadelphia International Airport.

According to Philly.com, Vanderklok’s carry-on, which contained a heart-monitoring watch and several PowerBars, was deemed suspicious after goi
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I Pledge Allegiance to Blind Nationalism posted 02/05/2015, 5:52 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Commentary]
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Many of us will recognize these words as the "Pledge of Allegiance." As a child in elementary and middle school, I remember saying the Pledge--every single day--mumbling the words, hand over my heart, facing the flag placed at the front of the classroom. As a twelve year old, there was no greater ho
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How Markets Tell the Truth and Politics Tells Lies posted 02/05/2015, 5:50 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
Have you ever tried to work with people you couldn’t depend on to tell you the truth? It isn’t pretty. Without the ability to rely on what you’ve been told (or the assurance that you’ve been told everything relevant), effective cooperation at almost every margin of choice is reduced. That’s because the foundation on which cooperation is built has been undermined.

As John Donne succinctly put it, “No man is an island.” In a modern economy, all of us are dependent on multitudes of s
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NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams Caught Out In Huge Lie posted 02/05/2015, 5:50 AM (News.com.au)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been forced to admit that his compelling 2003 account of surviving a ride-along in a military helicopter downed by ground fire in Iraq was not true.

In fact, he told viewers in an apology at the end of last night’s national bulletin, his helicopter had not been shot down. But somebody else’s had.

“I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams told the studio camera.

“I want to apologise.
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Brian Williams Misleads Viewers in His Apology for Misleading Viewers

This man's show is worse than MSNBC in terms of Pravda-style straightforward government propaganda. Nice to see him go down in flames for a casual lie, one of thousands he tells regularly. - Chris


911 Operator Tells Girl to 'Stop Whining' After Deadly Md. Accident posted 02/05/2015, 5:43 AM (CBS DC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — After a 38-year-old man was killed and his fiancée injured in a hit-and-run accident as they changed a tire along the BW Parkway Sunday, a 911 tape from that night reveals that an operator told the girl who called, the victim’s daughter, to “stop whining.”... (more)


Police Helicopter Officer 'Filmed Couples Having Sex' posted 02/05/2015, 5:43 AM (Metro News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer has been suspended over allegations that he was using his force’s helicopter to film people having sex at dogging spots.... (more)


Cop Accused of Lying to Judge to get Wiretaps, Attempting to Destroy Evidence in Fire posted 02/05/2015, 5:43 AM (The Salt Lake Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A defense attorney is asking that his client's drug charges be dismissed and is accusing a former Ogden police officer — who was recently charged with drug-related crimes — of lying to a judge to obtain permission for wiretaps.

Attorney Randall Richards also suggests in court documents that the former officer, Don Henry Johnson, set fire to his own house last year and has lied about evi
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