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Connecticut Police Department Tries to Arrest One of Its Own For Brutality, State's Attorney Says Nope, Too Complicated posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Enfield, Connecticut, were ready to arrest one of their own, Matthew Worden, for punching a suspect when it was "neither necessary nor needed." They prepared a 7-page arrest warrant where it sounded like the cop's excuse was that his victim got in the way of his punches, but the state's attorney in Hartford rejected the application because, well, the incident was too complicated to follow.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More cops with pain pill problems, another jailer busted, another cop caught in a protection sting, and another cop gets caught peddling steroids and prescription drugs. Let's get to it:

In Pacific, Missouri, a Pacific police officer was arrested last Thursday on charges he stole hydrocodone and oxycodone from the department evidence room. Arthur Tullock,
... (more)




Caught on video: Lafayette apologizes for ticketing cyclist in crosswalk posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (Colorado Daily)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Lafayette Police Department has apologized on behalf of an officer who wrongfully ticketed and detained a bicyclist for riding through a crosswalk.

"Police officers are human just like everyone else, and they do tend to make mistakes from time to time," Lafayette police Chief Rick Bashor said. "In this case, the officer made a mistake. He misinterpreted a state law."
... (more)


Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist posted 07/24/2014, 7:08 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.... (more)


Texas Dept. Of Public Safety Quietly Starts Demanding Full Set Of Prints From Drivers License Applicants posted 07/24/2014, 7:08 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Texas Dept. of Public Safety has apparently decided that if you'd like to be allowed to drive a vehicle in the state, you'd also perfectly fine with a criminal booking-style fingerprinting and having those immediately uploaded to a criminal database (that reps swear isn't a criminal database). ... (more)




Judge who slept with man's wife while presiding over child custody case "immune" from prosecution posted 07/24/2014, 7:08 AM (Detroit Free Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Disgraced former Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree, who had an affair with a woman while presiding over her child custody case, got some good news from a federal appeals court this week: He can’t be sued by the child’s father.... (more)


City paid out $30K to settle 2012 lawsuit against chokehold cop Daniel Pantaleo posted 07/24/2014, 7:08 AM (SILive)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- One of the two civil rights lawsuits against Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold Thursday, ended up costing taxpayers $30,000 in settlement money, according to the plaintiffs' attorney.... (more)


The "Gates" Are Closing: SEC Votes Through Money Market Reform posted 07/24/2014, 7:08 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
It was nearly five years ago when Zero Hedge first wrote: "This Is The Government: Your Legal Right To Redeem Your Money Market Account Has Been Denied" in which we predicted as part of the ongoing herding of investors away from every other asset class and into stocks, regulation will be implemented to enforce that "money market fund managers will have the option to 'suspend redemptions to allow for the orderly liquidation of fund assets" or in other words implement redemption "gates." The logic... (more)


Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

Teen Hospitalized After Being Suspected Of Being Out Past Police-Imposed Curfew posted 07/23/2014, 4:07 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CLAIRTON, PA — A teen’s evening excursion for ice cream resulted in her going to the hospital in a neck-brace, after police found her and her friends in public just a few minutes past the government-imposed curfew for minors.

The incident happened on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, when 17-year-old Merceedez Wright and her friends decided to finish their evening with a stop for dessert.

It was j
... (more)


Testilying and Tribal Hatred: Cops React to the Murder of Eric Garner posted 07/23/2014, 4:07 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Eric Garner was seized in an illegal chokehold by Officer Daniel Pantaleo, thrown to the sidewalk by several officers, immediately complained of breathing difficulty, and then left unattended by cops as they created a "crime scene" to prevent people from rendering aid. Emergenc... (more)




Texas Motorist Wins $77,500 After Traffic Cops Steal Cash posted 07/23/2014, 4:05 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Estelline, Texas are sorry they ever pulled over Laura Dutton. The 64-year-old woman was stopped on November 28, 2012 as she was returning from a trip to Amarillo on US Highway 287. Police Officer Jayson Fry, the city's lone officer, was manning a speed trap a few feet away from the sign marking the speed limit drop when she passed through Estelline.

Officer Fry says she was doing 61 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. He pulled her over, issued a ticket and asked if he could search
... (more)


Bill O'Reilly Attempts to Belittle the Positive Impact of Copblocking posted 07/23/2014, 4:06 AM (CopBlock)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]


Alex Jones Interviews Ross Ulbricht's Mother On Overreaching Silk Road Case posted 07/23/2014, 4:05 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The case against Silk Road could have far reaching ramifications for internet freedom, as the government is trying to lay blame for web users' actions squarely on website operators, not their users, holding website owners responsible for the crimes committed by their users. See: 'Silk Road' Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce


Man Killed In His Home During Police Raid Over $2 Worth Of Marijuana posted 07/23/2014, 4:06 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TAMPA, FL — A man was shot to death in his bedroom by a SWAT team that had stormed in uninvited looking for contraband plants. The violence — which netted only trace amounts of illegal vegetation — adds another casualty to the death toll in America’s bloody Drug War.... (more)


Border Patrol Agent Pulls Gun on Boy Scout after Detaining them for Photography posted 07/23/2014, 4:05 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After detaining a van of Boy Scouts for taking pictures at a checkpoint, threatening to throw them in prison for ten years on a fabricated felony, a United States Border Patrol Agent whipped out his gun and aimed it at one of the boys, just to let him know he meant business.... (more)


Widow, 73, Dies After Cleveland Police Dog Savages Her In Her Home posted 07/23/2014, 4:04 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An elderly cancer victim has died after a police dog savaged her in her own home.

Irene Collins, 73, had answered her door to officers searching the neighbourhood for an escaped suspected drug dealer.

Just as she showed officers into the back garden of her home, the dog pounced, leaving her screaming in terror and covered in blood.
... (more)


A Year After Shooting Five Kittens, North Ridgeville Officer Back In News For Shooting Young Raccoon In Front of Kids posted 07/23/2014, 4:04 AM (Cleveland Scene)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Accorti is back in the news for allegedly blasting a trapped baby raccoon in front of three little kids."... (more)


U.S. Admits Its MH17 ‘Evidence’ is Based on YouTube Clips & Social Media Posts posted 07/23/2014, 4:05 AM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
In a testy exchange between AP reporter Matt Lee and U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Lee virtually corners Harf into admitting that the “evidence” presented by the U.S. to blame Russian-backed rebels for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 amounts to nothing more than YouTube videos and social media posts.... (more)


Online sales tax is back -- and this time, it might actually have a shot at passing posted 07/23/2014, 4:03 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
When the Senate passed legislation last year allowing states broader latitude to collect sales on online purchases, the proposal was immediately cast aside in the House — and there is has remained, stuck on a shelf. Until now.

Suddenly, even with the midterm elections nearing, the bill’s supporters believe they have found the perfect opportunity to try to push it through the lower chamber.
... (more)


Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Undercover Cop Befriends Autistic Boy, Tricks Him Into Selling Him Weed & Busts Him [Full Length VICE Doc] posted 07/22/2014, 1:54 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


This is a full length documentary from VICE on the story of Jesse Snodgrass, a lonely autistic teenager who was befriended by an undercover cop who then tricked him into selling him weed so he could bust him. His parents say how he wasn't even so affected by being busted for selling marijuana, but was traumatized by the fact his only "fr
... (more)


RIP, Anne Conte, Age Nine -- A Casualty of Marijuana Prohibition posted 07/22/2014, 1:54 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Anna Conte of Albany, New York has died at the age of nine, a casualty of the bureaucratized cruelty and misguided sanctimony of drug prohibition.

Desperate to get relief for their daughter, Anna's mother and father had traveled across the country to Colorado, exploring the possibility of moving there in order to have access to
... (more)


People Wearing Sagging Pants Face $500 Fine, Jail In Florida City posted 07/22/2014, 1:54 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Residents of Ocala, Florida face $500 fines or jail time for wearing their pants "too low" around their waist, thanks to a new ordinance passed unanimously by the city council.

From WFTV:
OCALA, Fla. — Pull up or pay up: It's now illegal to wear low pants that expose underwear or bare buttocks in parts of Ocala.

The City Council voted unanimous
... (more)


"It Stops Today!" posted 07/22/2014, 1:54 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“Every time you see me, you want to mess with me! I’m tired of it! It stops today!”

Eric Garner, a peaceful and productive citizen, had suffered years of pointless and unnecessary harassment by the costumed predators employed by the NYPD. He told one of them to leave him alone. Such impudence by a mere Mundane cannot be tolerated, so Garner was murdered in the st
... (more)


Police Officers Caught On Camera Planning To Kill Noisy Animal Prior To Fatally Shooting It posted 07/22/2014, 1:53 AM (Opposing Views)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A woman in Michigan is suing the city of St. Clair Shores after two officers shot and killed her dog.

Released dash cam video shows the entire shocking incident that happened late last year. Police received a call that a neighborhood dog was causing a disturbance, and upon arriving at the home where the dog lived, the officers immediately admitted they planned to shoot it.

"The on
... (more)


FBI Entrapment Created 'Illusion' of Terrorist Plots: Report posted 07/22/2014, 1:53 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Federal officials and law enforcement agents are treating American Muslims like "terrorists-in-waiting," according to a new report released Monday by Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute.

The FBI, under pressure to appear effective and worthy of its $8.4-billion budget, has "targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism 'sting operations' based on religi
... (more)


Cops React to the Death of Eric Garner posted 07/22/2014, 1:53 AM (NYMag)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In internet communities for law enforcement, like PoliceOne.com, "the One resource for Law Enforcement online," and Thee Rant, an NYPD message board, the Garner story has stirred up racial, political, and professional tensions, most of them quite ugly. While all of the comments below are anonymous, and therefore not verifiable, both sites do re... (more)


76 Year Old Veteran Arrested for Asking Public Official to Speak Louder posted 07/22/2014, 1:53 AM (CNN iReport)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Eddie Overholt, a 76 year old veteran was arrested in Greeneville, TN Friday, July 18, 2014 for asking Mayor Alan Broyles and board members to speak louder during an Industrial Development Board meeting at Greeneville Light and Power. The Mayor and board were speaking in extremely low voices during the discussion of an unpopular decision to submit a second application to TDOT (the first was den
... (more)


Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Slapping Stepdaughter posted 07/22/2014, 1:53 AM (WCTI NewsChannel 12)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Beaufort police officer pleaded guilty to simple assault against his 10-year-old stepdaughter, then resigned from the police department.... (more)


City Block Evacuated After Bus Passenger Finds Police Training Pipe Bomb posted 07/22/2014, 1:53 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"It appears they must not have double checked that all the fake devices were off the bus..."... (more)


Airlines, Travel Sites Hand Over Your Full Booking Credit Card, IP Info To Feds, Who Keep It Stored With No Encryption posted 07/22/2014, 1:52 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar filed a FOIA request for the Passenger Name Records (PNRs) that had been stored by the federal government concerning his own travel history. PNRs are created by travel companies (airlines, hotels, cruise lines) whenever you book a reservation, and are then handed over to the government. After an appeal, Customs and Border Patrol turned over the records, showing that airlines (1) rec... (more)


MPD Kills Innocent North Minneapolis Couple's Dog posted 07/22/2014, 1:50 AM (City Pages)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Tito isn't going to hurt anybody, he's a big playful puppy," Trott adds. "The cops says he lunged at him. He doesn't lunge."... (more)


Federal Judge Gives Government Open-Ended Access To All Content In A Suspect's Gmail Account posted 07/22/2014, 1:50 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Even though the government hates to get warrants for searches, sometimes it has no choice. But just because there's a warrant involved doesn't mean the search will be any less invasive. Warrant applications are supposed to contain specifics about what is being sought and where it likely resides based on the sworn statements of investigators. Unfortunately, this often doesn't seem to be the case, especially when it comes to electronic data. ... (more)


Monday July 21st, 2014

Video Shows Cops In Botched Sting Execute 4 Men, Including Their Own Informant posted 07/21/2014, 4:39 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Infrared video of a botched sting operation shows police officers executing four men, including their own informant in a hail of bullets while they lay on the ground. Despite the informant having a recording device hidden in his watch, the watch mysteriously "disappeared," leaving investigators with no evidence to press charges against the officers.

From NBC Miami:
... (more)


Transcript Reveals Shocking Grand Jury Intimidation Of Witness posted 07/21/2014, 4:39 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“If we find out that you’re not telling the truth, we’re coming after you,” one grand juror tells Dockery.

“You won’t be able to get a job flipping burgers,” says another . . .
... (more)


Study: California Cell Phone Ban Fails To Reduce Accidents posted 07/21/2014, 4:39 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Six years ago, California began enforcing a ban on the use of cell phones behind the wheel. In the latest edition of the journal Transportation Research, a study found that issuing tens of thousands of $170 tickets each year for this new offense failed to yield measurable safety benefits.... (more)


My Uber got pulled over by the Denver police -- and then things got really weird posted 07/21/2014, 4:36 AM (GeekWire)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Colorado is the self-described “vanguard” of innovation. But that’s not really how it felt to me on Friday after the Denver police stopped the UberX I was riding in. Here’s the full story, with all of the bizarre twists and turns.... (more)


California City Will Fine Couple $500 For Not Watering Brown Lawn, State Will Fine'em $500 If They Do posted 07/21/2014, 4:36 AM (Consumerist)
[Category: Economy]
When you’re in a steady relationship, communication is clear. Because when mom says to do one thing, and dad says another, the kids get really confused. Such is the case in California, where the state has issued rules for homeowners to conserve water in the midst of extreme drought, with fines of $500 per day or violating those guidelines, but ... (more)


FBI Warns Driverless Cars Could be Used as 'Lethal Weapons' posted 07/21/2014, 4:36 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Google’s driverless car may remain a prototype, but the FBI believes the “game changing” vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years. The report also warned that autonomous cars may be used as "lethal weapons".... (more)
Of course, government drones being used as lethal weapons are A-OK.


Saturday July 19th, 2014

No, the Police Don't Work for You posted 07/19/2014, 12:35 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"The police are worthless. I don’t know what we’re paying them for."

That familiar, despairing lament was voiced by a friend here in Payette after his family had lost $20,000 worth of property a burglary. The crime was solved before the police intervened: Some of the pilfered property was still in possession of the suspects, who admitted that it didn’t belong to them. Working on their own initiative, my friend and his adult daughter — the primary victim — tracked down more of the
... (more)


Cops 'Help' Struggling Suicidal Vet By Killing Him posted 07/19/2014, 12:35 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From WMC:
GERMANTOWN, TN - (WMC) - Three Germantown police officers shot and killed a war veteran suffering from PTSD, who recently lost his father and was going through a divorce. He also was the father to a 2-year-old daughter; relatives say he adored her.

[...]Germantown police say when they arrived at Cameron Brown Park, Justin Davis
... (more)


Friday July 18th, 2014

From Zero to Murder in Minutes: The Latent Lethality of Every Police Encounter posted 07/18/2014, 5:32 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Whitehall, Pennsylvania resident Kevin McCullers may be crippled for life after being shot repeatedly in the back by a Pennsylvania State Constable trying to serve a warrant for unpaid parking tickets. At the time of the assault McCullers was backing out of his driveway on his way to Dunkin’ Donuts. The officer insisted — let’s all say it together — that he act... (more)



Distict Attorney "investigating"...


Snowden: 'If I End Up In Chains In Guantanamo I Can Live With That' posted 07/18/2014, 12:29 AM (RT)
[Category: Resistance]
“If I end up in chains in Guantanamo I can live with that,” Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor-turned-privacy advocate, told the Guardian newspaper during a recent interview released in part by the paper on Thursday.

Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger and reporter Ewen MacAskill spent seven hours conducting an interview in Moscow earlier this month with Snowden, a former analyst for the United States National Security Agency now wanted in the US for espionage
... (more)


California Highway Patrol Seizes Medical Records of Woman Seen Punched posted 07/18/2014, 12:29 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

Chris Arevalo, executive administrator for psychiatric services at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, confirmed that the CHP served the search warrant Tuesday for Marlene Pinnock's records.

Pinnock's attorney, Caree Harper, said she was notified by Arevalo on Wedn
... (more)


William Norman Grigg: Against the Police State posted 07/18/2014, 12:29 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Jeff Deist and Will Grigg discuss "police state Keynesianism," how the once embryonic American police state became overt, how military equipment, personnel, and mindsets increasingly find their way into local law enforcement agencies, and why there are more than 100 SWAT deployments every day in the US.


The Purge: Anarchy PARODY posted 07/18/2014, 12:29 AM (Julie Borowski)
[Category: General]


Are you ready for THE PURGE? Once a year, laws are suspended for 12 hours. PEOPLE TURN INTO WILD SAVAGES. WARNING: This is a spooky video.

Sources:

3 girls busted for illegal lemonade stand: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43769978/ns...

Oak Park Woman Faces 93-Days in Jail For Planting Vegetable Garden: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/184...... (more)


Thursday July 17th, 2014

"Boy, You're a Dumb Ass Aren't You!": MSNBC Host Krystal Ball Proves She's A Vacuous News Reader posted 07/17/2014, 5:30 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]


MSNBC host Krystal Ball gets a world wide "exclusive" interview with a witness to the plane downing in Ukraine (or not)!


Jury Acquits VA Man Who Shot At Cops He Thought Were Robbers posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Virginia police intent on ruining an innocent man's life for daring to act in self defense after they drew a bead on him with the red lasers from their firearms will have to find another victim as a jury acquitted the man of their trumped up charges that he was "reckless" when he discharged his firearm in their direction.

The cops had in fact went to the wrong home in response to a 9
... (more)


No Charges For Cop Who Shot & Killed Boy 'Armed' With Wiimote posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Experiencing fear is reason enough to execute someone if you're a cop, even if it was just a child holding a toy in his hand, at least according to a grand jury out of Bartow County, Georgia.

From 11 Alive:
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. – A Bartow County grand jury has declined to indict a Euharlee police officer in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old.

... (more)


MD Cop Violently Attacks Valet Because He 'Left His Lights On' posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Prince George's county, Maryland police officer is currently enjoying a paid vacation after he allegedly beat a parking valet and threatened him with a gun because he left the lights on in his car.

From the Washington Post:
... (more)


Ex-CO Cop Gets 30 Days Work Release For Years Of Abusing Girl: Zip-Tying, Punching, Choking posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Colorado police officer who was found guilty of abusing a 15-year-old girl over a period of years was sentenced to 30 days of work release and three years of probation this week.

Last year, 35-year-old Berthoud Officer Jeremy Yachik was charged with four counts of child abuse and one count of false imprisonment after his ex-fiance sent a video to authorities showing a man kicking, choking and punching a child, who was described as his daughter in news reports at the
... (more)


'This Is What Happens When You Call the Cops' - Rob Hustle ft. Liv posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


DOJ Claims Judge Who Trashed 'Made Up Plot' Should Be Removed For Being 'Hostile' To The Gov't posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The self-assured nature of federal prosecutors can be quite insane. We've talked many times in the past about how the criminal justice system is completely rigged against anything remotely looking like fairness. From grand juries to plea bargains to sentencing guidelines, the entire system is designed to make anyone who enters it presumed guilty un... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More cops with pill problems, more jail guards looking to earn a little easy money. Just another week in the corrupt cop front of the drug war. Let's get to it:

In Hughestown Borough, Pennsylvania, a former Hughestown Borough police officer was arrested last Wednesday on charges he was selling oxycodone tablets. Robert Evans, 38, went down after an investigation by the FBI and Pennsylvania
... (more)


Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states posted 07/17/2014, 2:25 AM (Reuters)
[Category: General]
(Reuters) - A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.... (more)


Australia: Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security laws posted 07/17/2014, 2:25 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Australian journalists could face prosecution and jail for reporting Snowden-style revelations about certain spy operations, in an “outrageous” expansion of the government’s national security powers, leading criminal lawyers have warned.... (more)


Carbon Tax Gone – Australia First Country to Get Rid of a Price on Carbon posted 07/17/2014, 2:25 AM (Joanne Nova)
[Category: Economy]
As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010, but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.... (more)


Texas judge busted for drunk driving pleads for special treatment: 'You are going to ruin my life' posted 07/17/2014, 2:25 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A Texas appeals court judge appealed for some special treatment when she was busted for drunk driving over the weekend.

Justice Nora Longoria was going 69 mph in her Lexus in a 55-mph zone when she was stopped by cops in McAllen just after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to court records obtained by the Valley Morning Star.

As she
... (more)


If You Own A Kalashnikov Rifle, Obama Just Sanctioned You posted 07/17/2014, 2:25 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
If you thought the latest round of US sanctions against some largely unknown Russians and a few new companies listed here, most notably Rosneft and Gazprombank - but not Gazprom, never Gazprom - that would cut off Russian gas to Europe and Merkel doesn't want that - would be largely a non-event, you are right. Unless you own a Kalashnikov, aka... (more)


Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Jury Declines to Imprison Man Who Survived a Cop's Murder Attempt posted 07/16/2014, 1:49 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As the deadlocked jury was dismissed in the trial of Delaware resident Michael W. Rogers, at least half of them favored the defendant with a smile. Perhaps the prosecution hadn't been sufficiently diligent in their efforts to purge the jury pool of decent and conscientious people. Another possibility is that half or more of the panel rebelled against the indecency of trying to imprison a 53-year-old man for... (more)


What I Don't Like About Life in the American Police State posted 07/16/2014, 1:49 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”―Edward Abbey, American author

There’s a lot to love about America and its people: their pioneering spirit, their entrepreneurship, their ability to think outside the box, their passion for the arts, etc. Increasingly, however, as time goes by, I find the things I don’t like about living in a nation that has long since ceased to be a sanctuary for freedom are beginning to outnumber the things I l
... (more)

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