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Key & Peele On Unpopular Opinions & 'Awkward Conversations' posted 08/05/2015, 6:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: General]


In this sketch from Key & Peele, we get a good reflection of what it's like being someone who holds unpopular opinions, and the response from some members of the non-thinking idiot public whom feel threatened by them.


Deputy Wants Immunity After Breaking Bones, Tearing Ligaments Of Suspect During Arrest; Appeals Court Quickly Shuts Him Down posted 08/05/2015, 6:14 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
This was an extraordinarily-fast resolution to an excessive force lawsuit, especially considering it took a trip to the appeals court.

The culprit here is Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Burgess (presumably no relation except for the ultraviolence)
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DC: Federal Court Upholds Arrest Of Elderly Man Over Parking Violation posted 08/05/2015, 6:13 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An elderly motorist arrested while waiting for his 64-year-old wife to return from the drug store cannot sue Washington, DC's police department. The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit earlier this month ruled that Barbara and Hamilton P. Fox III had no recourse for their treatment in the December 20, 2008 no-parking zone dispute.

On that late Saturday afternoon, Hamilton Fox dropped his wife off at the CVS Pharmacy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast DC. As the location has no
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Alabama Officer Kept Job After Proposal To Murder Black Man And Hide Evidence posted 08/05/2015, 6:13 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer in Alabama proposed murdering a black resident and creating bogus evidence to suggest the killing was in self-defence, the Guardian has learned.

Officer Troy Middlebrooks kept his job and continues to patrol Alexander City after authorities there paid the man $35,000 to avoid being publicly sued over the incident. Middlebrooks, a veteran of the US marines, said the man “needs a god damn bullet” and allegedly referred to him as “that nigger”, after becoming frustra
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Austin Police Account of Antonio Buehler's Arrest Disproven by Peaceful Streets Videos posted 08/05/2015, 6:13 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As expected, Austin police lied in their affidavit about the arrest of Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler last weekend, claiming he kept placing the camera inches from their faces -- causing ... (more)




Alabama Deputy Charged by Feds in 'Revenge Beatdown' posted 08/05/2015, 6:13 AM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Federal authorities today arrested a former Madison County deputy for his role in the roadside arrest and brutal beating of a Tennessee handyman in August of 2012. Deputy Justin Watson, who quit the force in April, was the only one named in the federal indictment.

Watson has been charged with five counts, two related to the stop and beating, one related to lying about it under oath and two more related to intimidating witnesses, including aiming an unloaded gun at a fellow deputy
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Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Study Finds posted 08/05/2015, 6:13 AM (EurekAlert!)
[Category: Health]
WASHINGTON -- Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University tracked 408 males from adolescence into their mid-30s for the study, which was published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

"What we fou
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Hillary Clinton's Mega-Donors Are Also Funding Jeb Bush posted 08/05/2015, 6:13 AM (The Daily Beast)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Racetrack owners, bankers, and chicken kings: Meet the ultra-rich bankrolling the Bush and Clinton dynasties. ... (more)


Venezuelan Inflation Soars to 800% posted 08/05/2015, 6:13 AM (PanamPost)
[Category: Economy]
If Venezuelans thought their inflation woes couldn’t get any worse, they were wrong. While the regime has failed to report inflation beyond 2014, contravening the law, the Troubled Currencies Project estimates the annual rate now at 808 percent, as of July 25.

The figure from Steve Hanke of the libertarian Cato Institute, deduced from the black-market exchange for US dollars, is more than 10 times the official rate of 68.5 percent for 2014. Further, the monthly rate of 20.2 percen
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Tuesday August 4th, 2015

Cops Say Video Showing Them Steal Marijuana & Joke About Beating Disabled Woman Is "Illegal" posted 08/04/2015, 7:19 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Santa Ana, CA — In June, police raided a marijuana dispensary and were caught on a surveillance camera stealing the merchandise and playing darts. Police entered the "Sky High" dispensary in riot gear with guns drawn and were extremely disrespectful to the owners of the property.

One of the occupants was handicapped and blind, and the officers were making jokes about her disability, and suggesting to one another that they should have assaulted her.

"Did you punch
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Kelly Osbourne Tries Her Hand At Anti-Racism posted 08/04/2015, 7:19 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: General]


Acting as a guest host on The View, Kelly Osbourne tried her hand at being an anti-racist by taking Donald Trump to task for his "racist" comments insulting Mexicans.

Her question for Trump, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet?"

Checkmate.

After the rest of the panel let out audible gasps
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Amy Schumer's Funniest Joke Yet... posted 08/04/2015, 7:19 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The hits just keep on coming from comedy's new "it girl" Amy Schumer.

From NBC News:
Amy Schumer, calling herself "heartbroken" after a gunman killed two people watching her movie in Louisiana, joined her senator cousin on Monday to call for a stronger background-check system for gun buyers.

"These shootings have got to st
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Crazed Cop Stalks Man then Pulls a Gun on Him for Filming from his Own Front Yard posted 08/04/2015, 7:17 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Rohnert Park, CA — In a video that is sure to spark outrage across the country, a Rohnert Park police officer was caught on film stalking a man for filming.

As if the harassment and intimidation for simply recording a police officer from his own property weren’t enough, this cop went so far as to exit his vehicle and pull his gun on a man who was simply practicing his freedom of speech.

The incident began as Don McComas was loading up his boat for a day on the water
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Why The US Dollar Will Collapse | Peter Schiff and Stefan Molyneux posted 08/04/2015, 7:16 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]


Is the United States economy recovering - or are we being lied to by the mainstream establishment? Why has Gold recently hit a five year low despite long term predictions of it's rise in value? Are the government statistics on inflation accurate? What does the future hold for the US Dollar? Why has the Dollar strengthened and how will this play out in the long term? What does Peter Schiff think
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FBI Raids Jade Helm Martial Law Preppers posted 08/04/2015, 7:16 PM (Infowars)
[Category: General]
Three North Carolina men accused of violating federal firearms laws were reportedly amassing a weapons arsenal to fight back against a government martial law takeover, the FBI claims.

On Saturday, federal agents and local and state police raided a tattoo parlor and two other homes near Charlotte before arresting three men accused of building explosives and conspiring to violate federal firearms laws.

The FBI claims it began monitoring Gaston County residents Walter
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How Long Before The Police Stop Investigating Murder? posted 08/04/2015, 7:16 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Commentary]
At least our state-school system maintains schools, terrible as many of them are. The NHS, creaky as it is, still treats actual patients.

And in the dear dead days of big nationalised industries, British Coal dug actual coal, British Steel made actual steel, and the same was true of the gas and electricity boards.

But the police force now can’t even be bothered to turn up and investigate burglaries, and its chief spokesperson openly says so.

For the f
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Study: Hundreds of Civilians Reported Killed in First Year of Coalition Airstrikes posted 08/04/2015, 7:16 PM (Antiwar.com)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A six-month investigation into alleged civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria has identified more than 120 incidents of concern to June 30th according to an Airwars report published today – three times more problem events than the Coalition itself was aware of.... (more)


Copyright Troll Asks Court to Ban the Term 'Copyright Troll' posted 08/04/2015, 7:16 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Adult movie studio Malibu Media has asked the Indiana federal court to ban negative terms during an upcoming trial against an alleged BitTorrent pirate. According to the copyright troll, descriptions such as "copyright troll," "pornographer" and "porn purveyor" could influence the jury.... (more)


Broward Mom, Accused of Kidnapping Girl to Avoid Vaccination, Caught and Jailed posted 08/04/2015, 7:15 PM (Sun Sentinel)
[Category: General]
A Sunrise woman who disappeared with her 2-year-old daughter in May 2014, reportedly to avoid having the girl vaccinated, was caught Monday and arrested on a parental kidnapping charge, authorities said Monday afternoon.

Megan Elizabeth Everett, 23, was taken into custody without incident in Palatka and her daughter, Lilly, now 3, was found safe. The arrest was made by Putnam County Sheriff's deputies and the FBI.

Authorities received a tip that led them to Everett,
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Welfare-State Parasitism posted 08/04/2015, 7:15 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
If Americans want to see where our country is headed, all they have to do is look at Greece, the country whose government spent and borrowed the nation into bankruptcy. But now we have another welfare-state “success” story much closer to home — Puerto Rico, whose government, which is deeply in debt, has just defaulted on its bond payments.

Just like in Greece and just like here in the United States, the Puerto Rican government has long been spending much more than it brings in wit
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Louis Farrakhan Urges Black Community To "Rise Up And Kill Those Who Kill Us" posted 08/04/2015, 7:15 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: General]
While the US has had its share of deadly social violence over the past year, much of split along along racial lines, it has mercifully avoided a full-blown racial war. However, in recent weeks there has been a troubling increase in invocations toward even more violence, and even more deaths, which seek to achieve just that: a United States gripped in racial warfare. ... (more)


Secret Service Agent At White House Admits To Protecting Criminals posted 08/04/2015, 7:15 PM (Adam Kokesh)
[Category: General]


As the Secret Service shut down Lafayette Park, one agent turned out to be a fan of freedom.


When Frivolous Lawsuits Go Wrong posted 08/04/2015, 6:19 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The family of Aurora, Colorado theater shooting victim Jessica Ghawi, 24, is not entitled to cash in on their daughter's murder by suing four ammunition dealers from which James Holmes purchased ammo, a federal judge has ruled.

To the contrary, the judge ordered them to pay attorney's fees to the victims of their frivolous lawsuit to the tune of over $200,000.

NBC Bay Area reports:
Federal Judge Richard P. Matsch [...] dismissed the case [t... (more)


Government Seizes Vehicles Worth $1 Million; Brings No Charges, Keeps The Cars posted 08/04/2015, 6:19 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Asset forfeiture: drop the charges, keep the property. I guess the person behind Saeki Co., Ltd. should feel appreciative he actually was graced with charges, rather than just had his purchased vehicles seized and spirited away with a mumbled explanation and some dodgy paperwork.

Saeki Co. bought s
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Man Threatened With Charges After Catching Post Office Delivering Mail Into Dumpster posted 08/04/2015, 6:18 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CARSON, CA — A group of citizens observed a U.S. postal worker dumping several bins of undelivered mail into a trash dumpster. When they blew the whistle, they were treated coldly and even threatened with criminal charges.

The witnesses confronted the mail carrier, who sheepishly attempted to take some of the bundles back out of the dumpster. The mailwoman ultimately left, and witnesses were able to retrieve as many as six bins of mail from the trash.

“Costco bill,
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Man Arrested, Charged with Multiple Felonies for Telling Jurors About Their Rights posted 08/04/2015, 6:18 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver, CO - Last week, a Denver man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, but not for stealing, committing fraud, or engaging in violent crime. He was targeted for attempting to educate jurors about their rights in the courtroom.

Mark Ianicelli, 56, set up a table outside of Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver in order to educate jurors about jury
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VIDEO: Cop Handcuffs Child, Watches As He Screams In Agony posted 08/04/2015, 6:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A federal lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children's Law Center alleging that a deputy sheriff handcuffed two small elementary school students who have disabilities, resulting in pain and trauma, according to a federal lawsuit filed today.

In an extremely disturbing video, school resource officer, Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner, can be seen handcu
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Texas Farmer Wins 30 Year Battle with BLM – Gets Land Back posted 08/04/2015, 6:13 AM (Breitbart)
[Category: Resistance]
A Texas farmer finally received land back that was taken from him by a court and given to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) more than thirty years ago. The victory puts land back into his undisputed possession and control that has been in his family since 1904. It also brings hope and a pathway to victory for other farmers who stand to lose up to 90,000 acres of land to the BLM.... (more)


New York Holds Real Guns To Retailers Heads For Selling Toy Ones posted 08/04/2015, 6:13 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Ironically, the state of New York is holding the very real guns of government against the heads of retailers like Walmart and Amazon – and forcing them to pay over $300,000 – for the “crime” of selling toy ones.

The judgement, which is being referred to as a “settlement” by the mainstream media, results from a December state Attorney General investigation that sent the retailers cease and desist letters for breaking draconian laws against selling children's toys.
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Obama: Killing to Harvest Body Parts Is a 'Foolish Tradition'- in Africa posted 08/04/2015, 6:12 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
President Barack Obama told a group of young African leaders on Monday that killing others to harvest body parts was a “foolish tradition.”

At the Young African Leaders Initiative summit in Washington D.C., President Obama was asked about the killing of Albinos in Africa and the harvesting of their body parts for ritual purposes.
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A Mom Called the Police on My 3-Year-Old Son After a Playground Accident posted 08/04/2015, 6:12 AM (Yahoo Parenting)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
I wasn’t sure whether or not to write about this. I generally prefer not to write about my son, out of respect for his privacy, and I don’t want to put myself in a legally questionable situation by writing about what happened. But it’s been several days since the incident and I’ve still got a crazy cocktail of rage, panic, and sadness churning inside my chest and I don’t know how else to get it out.

Here’s the short version: A mother called the police after my son and her daughte
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Puerto Rico Triggers Historic Default As Austerity Spiral Deepens posted 08/04/2015, 6:05 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Economy]
Puerto Rico has triggered the biggest municipal default in US history, risking years of bitter legal warfare with creditors and an austerity "death spiral" with echoes of Greece.

The island Commonwealth finally ran out of money on Monday after a desperate effort to stay afloat, and missed a final deadline for a $58m payment - handing over just $628,000.

It implies a sweeping default on much of its $72bn debt burden, equal to 100pc of Puerto Rico’s gross national pr
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Monday August 3rd, 2015

VIDEO: Hillary Supporters Call For Repealing Bill of Rights posted 08/03/2015, 8:08 AM (Infowars)
[Category: General]


Hillary Clinton supporters in San Diego would support a move by the 2016 presidential frontrunner to repeal the bill of rights, another shocking illustration of how many Americans are completely ignorant on basic issues.

Asked by Mark Dice whether they would advocate Hillary’s ‘primary campaign promise’ to “help with the new world order,” virtually all were in agreement.
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NYPD Thugs Assault Business Owner As He Closes Shop posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video has emerged showing the most violent gang in America assaulting a shopkeeper while he is closing up his store.

Posters on social media say the incident involved NYPD officers from the 25th precinct in East Harlem and “took place on E 124th and Lexington, in front of the Bottle Recycling Center, which is located next
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War President Obama Authorizes Ongoing Airstrikes Against Syria posted 08/03/2015, 8:08 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
President Barack Obama has authorized the use of airstrikes against targets inside Syria in order to defend Western-backed fighters now operating on the ground, according to administration officials who spoke with journalists off the record over the weekend and later confirmed by the Pentagon.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the new authorization was approved Frid
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David Cameron Wants To Shut Down Porn Sites Because Kids Are Clever Enough To Defeat Age Restrictions posted 08/03/2015, 8:08 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been using "porn" moral panics as a wedge issue to ramp up censorship and control over the internet in the UK. He's been pushing aspects of it for years, including demands for the impossible: filters that block "bad content" but allow "good content." Yes, it does seem bizarre that someone in as powerful a position as Dav... (more)


'I Can Detain You For Not Talking to Me!': WI Police Officer Harasses Open Carry Activists, Demands They Leave the City posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Libertyisforeveryone gives us another gem highlighting an officer that doesn’t know the laws pertaining to open carry.  They were open carrying in New Holstein, WI when Officer Leigh pulls up and gets out of the car asking for ID.  Both armed gentlemen refuse to provide ID.  One of the gentlemen asks if they are being detai
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Greek Stocks Plunge 22.87% After 5 Weeks Of Closure posted 08/03/2015, 8:08 AM (Business Insider)
[Category: Economy]
The Greek stock market reopened on Monday for the first time in five weeks. It had been closed since the country's capital controls took effect and bailout referendum was announced.

Greece's banks went through the floor, tumbling 30%, reflecting the huge damage that has been done to the country's economy in recent weeks.

The overall Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) index plunged by 22.87% as it opened, according to Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro.
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Teenager Sues Police After Being Jailed for 40 Days Over a Snowball Then Cleared of Wrongdoing posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Detroit, MI — A Detroit teenager is suing police in federal court after being wrongfully jailed for 40 days over a snowball.

Dominique Rondeau thought he would have some fun with the other kids after school by throwing snowballs. In Police State USA, however, even this immortal pastime can get you thrown in jail.

One of those icy snowballs from
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Assailant In Garland, Texas, Attack Bought Gun In 2010 Under Fast And Furious Operation posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.

At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. And with Soofi's history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.

Inside the store, he fudged some facts on the form
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Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON — The shooting looked bad. But that is when the professor is at his best. A black motorist, pulled to the side of the road for a turn-signal violation, had stuffed his hand into his pocket. The white officer yelled for him to take it out. When the driver started to comply, the officer shot him dead.

The driver was unarmed.

Taking the stand at a public inquest, William J. Lewinski, the psychology professor, explained that the officer had no choice but to a
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Attackers Who Beat Pregnant Teen and Burnt Her Stillborn Baby on Their Grill Not Charged With Murder posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (LifeNews.com)
[Category: General]
In Texas, a 14-year-old girl was raped by a member of her own family and then beaten to induce abortion after he realized she was pregnant. The beating lasted six grueling hours and the teen told police that she was a virgin when she was assaulted. Additionally, reports reveal that the young girl was eight months pregnant when she was attacked.... (more)
It strikes me this story is so disturbing it could be focused on endlessly by the mass media, no doubt making waves and triggering mass outrage, yet it's largely been ignored. - Chris


Austin Police Arrest Peaceful Streets Founder Antonio Buehler Again for Recording Cops in Public posted 08/03/2015, 4:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Just as he was cleared of all criminal charges hanging over him, Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler was arrested again early this morning while recording police in Austin.

Also arrested was Mike “Bluehair” Smith of Film the Police Portland, who was in Texas joining the group of activists who regularly record police in Austin’s bustling entertainment district on 6th St.
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CNN Works To 'Hunt' Down Anti-Vaccine Mother Charged With Kidnapping Daughter posted 08/03/2015, 4:54 AM (CNN)
[Category: General]
On May 13, 2014, South Florida resident Robert Baumann went to pick up his daughter, Lilly, from the home of her mother, Megan Everett. When he got there, Everett and Lilly were nowhere to be found.

Everett's boyfriend, Carlos Lesters, answered the door. "He said 'Megan doesn't live here. She moved,' and he slammed the door in my face," Baumann recalled to CNN's "The Hunt With John Walsh."

Mother and child were gone, but Everett left behind a note for Lesters, which
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Judge Blocking Planned Parenthood Videos an Obama Bundler and Donor posted 08/03/2015, 4:54 AM (Breitbart)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A report by Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist revealed Public Citizen data showing Orrick raised at least $200,000 to the president’s campaign. Additionally, the judge donated $30,800 to committees supporting Obama.... (more)


Sunday August 2nd, 2015

In Under a Minute, this Cop Shows Exactly Why People are Losing Faith in Police posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Wichita, KS — A deputy has been suspended after he was captured on video, in a sickening display of authoritarianism. Deputy Vance Williams is now apologizing to the community after this video was posted to YouTube.

According to KSN news, the deputy was called out to the town of Harper to investigate a dispute over property, between several people.

Jeff Jacobs,
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Witnesses: Officer Killed Dog, Laughed, Lied In Reports, Charged Owner posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Witnesses in Clayton County, Georgia say an officer unnecessarily killed a canine, who posed no threat – in front of children – then laughed about it, lied in police reports, and charged the dogs owner for not having the animal on a leash.

Claudette Terry says she was moving into a new home on Pineglen Drive back in May when Clayton County officers spied a man sitting in her driveway – one of her friends – and began “investigating.”

“My son opened the door [and] the
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New Jersey Cop Slams, Nearly Kills Female Senior Citizen posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Clark County, New Jersey cops pulled over Fortuna Riga, for allegedly running a stop sign. Riga says the cops pulled him out of his car, and his 61 year old mother intervened. According to the cops his mother jumped on one of the officers back. According to the family, she merely grabbed one of the officers and asked why they were going after her son? The officers slammed the grandmother to the ground, breaking out her front teeth, and causing multiple fractures. She is in critical condition, an... (more)


Afghan War Is Not Over, Says Judge, So Indefinite Detention Can Continue posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge on Thursday rejected the petition of a Guantanamo detainee who had requested to be freed after spending nearly a decade and a half in the U.S. offshore prison without trial.

As the Associated Press reports:
Muktar Yahya Najee al-Warafi has said his detention was illegal in light of President Barack Obama's statements... (more)


Atlas Shrugs posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Economy]
Three months ago, the CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle credit card processing firm, announced that all of the firm’s employees would be paid a minimum of $70,000 a year, according to this story. Now, the firm has fallen on hard times, and some of the firm’s “higher valued” employees have quit. One employee who quit said, "He gave raises to people who ha... (more)


Mt. Gox Head Arrested Over Loss of 650,000 Bitcoins posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Economy]
Mt. Gox head Mark Karpeles was arrested by Japanese police on Saturday, more than a year after the exchange folded amidst the loss of 650,000 bitcoins. Karpeles hasn't been formally charged but "police are alleging that he manipulated the company's computer system to inflate its assets," The Wall Street Journal reported.... (more)


Ex-NBA Star Went From $108 Million to Bankruptcy posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (CNN)
[Category: Economy]
Antoine Walker believed his financial future was a slam dunk.

Before the age of 20, he had won the NCAA basketball championship and was selected by the Boston Celtics as a top pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. Walker quickly became a basketball superstar. He was named to the All-Star team three times and won the top prize in pro basketball with the Miami Heat in 2006.

Thanks to his on-the-court success, Walker made more money playing the sport he loved than he could ev
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Classic example of a high time preference. See this talk from Hans-Hermann Hoppe.


Friday July 31st, 2015

Police Pose As Construction Crew To Extort Texting Drivers posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The tactics of the road pirates are shameless and know no bounds. There isn’t anything these revenue generators for the state won’t do to eat out the substance of their own countrymen.

Under the auspices of protecting a duped public from distracted drivers, Marietta Police in Cobb County, Georgia dressed up as a construction crew
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Related: CA Cops Pose As Homeless Panhandlers, Peer Into People's Cars To Ticket Them For Using Cell Phones


Criminal Profiling Agency Says Officer Tensing Is The "Real" Victim, Not The Man He Shot In The Head posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Samuel DuBose died from a gunshot to the head at point-blank range, but the real victim in the Cincinnati shooting is the shooter – campus police officer Ray Tensing. Thus asserts nationally known “criminal profiler” Pat Brown, offering an assessment that is shared by people across the United States whose contributions made it possible for the accused murderer to pay his $100,000 bail bond<... (more)


DNC Chair Can't Answer Question "What's The Difference Between A Democrat And A Socialist?" posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]


When MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz what the difference was between a democrat and a socialist she plainly was incapable of answering the question.

Wasserman-Schultz is the same woman who was entirely unaware of Obama's secret "kill list" despite it being covered in the New York Times, she treated a reporter who questioned her on it as a
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"Don't Miss" posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Seattle resident Nathaniel Caylor wears a large, conspicuous metal appliance on the right side of his face, a souvenir of a May 5, 2009 incident in which Seattle Police Officer Eugene Shubeck tried to murder him in front of his twenty-month-old son, Wyatt. The police had arrived in response to a third-party report that Caylor, distraught over the death of his wife, was suicidal.<... (more)


Seattle Pig Lied About Man Swinging Golf Club, Faces Firing posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Seattle Pig Cynthia Whitlatch was notified Monday that she faces termination over the false arrest of a 69-year-old man, who she accused of wielding a golf club as a weapon.

An investigation into the arrest of William Wingate on July 9, 2014, revealed a collection of policy violations, including biased policing.
... (more)


Feds Hand Out Funds To Be Used For 'Traffic Safety;' Local Agencies Buy License Plate Readers Instead posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) is supposed to be focused on one thing: safety. For crying out loud, it's right in the middle of its cumbersome name. But the federal funding it hands out to state and local governments is being used for surveillance devices with no discernible "safety" purpose: automatic license plate reader... (more)


Los Angeles Passes Law Banning Large-Capacity Gun Magazines posted 07/31/2015, 5:39 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban the possession of large-capacity gun magazines on Tuesday, following San Francisco to become the second major city in California to take that step.

The ordinance prohibits Los Angeles residents from possessing a handgun or rifle magazine that fits more than 10 rounds.

Residents would have 60 days after the law takes effect to remove, sell or transfer such magazines from city limits in compliance with state law,
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Kim Dotcom & Mega Trade Barbs Over Hostile Takeover Claims posted 07/31/2015, 5:39 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Economy]
In a Q&A session with users of Slashdot this week, Kim Dotcom advised surprised readers not use Mega amid claims of a hostile takeover. Intrigued, TorrentFreak caught up with both Dotcom and his former colleagues at the cloud storage site. Both had plenty to say and it's now clear that previously warm relations have now iced over.... (more)

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