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France Announces Plans To Hold The Internet Responsible For Terrorism posted 01/27/2015, 4:43 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
And on it goes. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, much of the world rallied around a French magazine's free speech right to publish controversial text and images concerning Islam, a major world religion. Since that solidarity was expressed, France has strategically sought to undermine its own support of free expression through some of the most arcane law enforcement actions concerning speech to date. From ... (more)


Je Suis Disappoint: French Court Convicts Idiots For Homophobic Stupidity posted 01/27/2015, 4:43 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
We're going to have to repeat this until the point sinks in: advocates of free speech don't get to pick and choose what speech is free based on whether that speech is likable or not. It might seem cruel to continue hammering France in particular on this point, given their most recent experience with Islamic extremists using terror tactics to try to silence protected parody, but the point will be made, cruel or not. The wake of the attacks on a satirical magazine saw many in the world come... (more)




America's Best-Selling Cars And Trucks Are Built On Lies: The Rise Of Fake Engine Noise posted 01/27/2015, 4:43 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Economy]
Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and you’ll hear a meaty, throaty rumble — the same style of roar that Americans have associated with auto power and performance for decades.

It’s a sham. The engine growl in some of America’s best-selling cars and trucks is actually a finely tuned bit of lip-syncing, boosted through special pipes or digitally faked altogether. And it’s driving car enthusiasts insane.

Fake engine noise has become one of the auto industr
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New York Deputy Turns Off Dash Cam After Pulling Over Drunk Cop Before Chaos Ensues posted 01/27/2015, 4:43 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York law enforcement officers pulled an off-duty cop over, suspecting him of driving drunk. When they learned the cop’s identity, they proceeded to turn their dash cam off.... (more)


We're No. 12! Report: U.S. Not Among Top Nations for Economic Freedom posted 01/27/2015, 4:42 PM (CNS News)
[Category: Economy]
(CNSNews.com) - The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation's 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

Instead, the U..S. ranked only 12th--after Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Ireland, Mauritius, and Denmark.

Estonia was formerly a part of the Soviet Union.
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Huge Blow to Irish Import Stores in U.S. as Cadbury is Banned posted 01/27/2015, 4:42 PM (IrishCentral.com)
[Category: Economy]
British-made chocolates will no longer be available in the United States after a legal settlement. Irish import stores which rely heavily on Cadbury products, such as Irish Roses and other treats may be deeply affected.

Due to a settlement with the Hershey’s Company, Let’s Buy British Imports, (LBB), the leading importer of foods from Britain to America, has agreed to stop importing all Cadbury’s chocolate made overseas, the New York Times reports.
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Handcuffs, Leg Shackles and Tasers: The New Face of Punishment in the Public Schools posted 01/27/2015, 2:27 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“In many parts of the country, teachers are viewed as beyond reproach, much like doctors, police officers, or clergy … and, therefore, are rarely challenged about their classroom conduct. In some cases, this means that actions that would be considered criminal if committed by a parent remain unchallenged by law enforcement if they occur in a school setting.”—Senator Tom Harkin, “Dangerous Use of Seclusion and Restraints in Schools Remains Widespread and Difficult to Remedy: A Review of Ten Cases... (more)


Monday January 26th, 2015

Man Attacked by Two Police Officers While Standing in Hallway posted 01/26/2015, 11:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Pittsburgh, PA — A disturbing video obtained by WPXI News shows two officers approach an otherwise completely peaceful man and begin to brutally assault him.

The video starts with two male officers and one female officer, walking down the hallway of the Renewal Halfway House in Pittsburgh. A black male is seen standing in the doorway on his cell phone.

As officers
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Obamacare Program Costs $50,000 For Every American Who Gets Health Insurance posted 01/26/2015, 11:29 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Economy]
It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed on Monday.

The number comes from figures buried in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization's new ten-year budget outlook.

The best-case scenario described by the CBO would result in 'between 24 million and 27 million' fewer Americans being uninsured in 2025, compared to the year bef
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Games Road Pirates Play posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
David Conner, a 43-year-old resident of Redding, California, will spend at least three years in a government cage in Idaho because a State Trooper in Oregon spied an open can of Monster energy drink in Conner’s rental car.

The presence of that foul but perfectly legal concoction, Trooper Ryan Mills insisted, is an “indicator” of criminal activity. The trooper also considered it suspicious that Conner was making a long trip in a rented car during the middle of the week. Owing to h
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Police Want To Ban the Popular Cop-Tracking GPS App, WAZE posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A popular GPS app called "Waze," which allows users to pinpoint the location of police and report police sightings to other drivers, is under fire from

The app has a function that allows people to make a report alerting other drivers in the area about nearby police activity.
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Man Faces Jail After Not Paying Child Support For a Child He's Proven is Not His posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Detroit, Michigan – A man named Carnell Alexander from Detroit is facing jail time because he didn’t pay child support for a child that isn’t his.

According to news outlet WXYZ, Alexander has DNA tests which prove that he is not the parent of the child. However, since the mother filled out his name on welfare paperwork, the state says that he is the father of the child in their records and that he owes $30,000 in back child support.

“I’m almost homeless. I’m almost
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The TSA Wants To Read Your Facebook Posts And Check Out Your Purchases Before It Will Approve You For PreCheck posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The TSA is disappointed that so few Americans have opted out of its bottle-tossing, package-groping screenings by signing up for its PreCheck program. For a few years now, the TSA has been selling travelers' civil liberties back to them, most recently for $85 a head, but it's now making a serious push to increase participation. The TSA can't do it alone, ... (more)


Government Pays Up To Settle With Traveler Who Was Detained By TSA For Trying To Learn Arabic posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In 2009, Nick George was arrested in the Philadelphia airport because the TSA seems to equate certain First Amendment activity with terrorism. George, who was flying out to California to start his senior year at Pomona College, was carrying with him two items that caught the screeners' attention: Arabic-language flash cards and a book critical of the US government. It was as ridiculous as it sounds.
After a half-hour delay at the security line, the supervisor showed up, and t... (more)


Texas Police Arrest Cop Watchers, One for Being Armed, Even Though No Laws Were Broken posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In what is becoming a heated battle in Texas, Arlington police arrested two men Saturday for standing across a four-lane highway recording officers making a traffic stop, including one man who was openly carrying a handgun on his waist, refusing to abide by their orders to put it back into his car.... (more)


The Many Problems with the DEA's Bulk Phone Records Collection Program posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Think mass surveillance is just the wheelhouse of agencies like the NSA? Think again. One of the biggest concerns to come from the revelations about the NSA's bulk collection of the phone records of millions of innocent Americans was that law enforcement agencies might be doing the same thing. It turns out this concern was valid, as last week the government let slip for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had also been collecting the phone records of Americans in bulk since... (more)


The National Security Establishment vs. Defense posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
I have a simple proposal: Why not bring all the troops home from Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and elsewhere in the Middle East. I mean all of them. Bring them all home and let them defend the United States. After all, it’s called the Department of Defense, right? Well, what would be wrong with applying the principle of defense to our country by bringing all the troops home and having them defend the United States?

U.S. officials say that that would be horrible idea because the troops
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Bayonne Cop Beat Man With Flashlight And Lied On Reports, Feds Say posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (NJ.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BAYONNE -- Police officer Domenico Lillo was charged today with beating a city man during an arrest and then falsifying records to conceal the beating, federal authorities said.

Lillo, 44, was arrested at his home this morning in connection with the arrest of Brandon Walsh, who later sued Lillo and the Bayonne Police Department. Lillo wa
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Video: Americans Want Obama to Repeal the Bill of Rights posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (Infowars)
[Category: General]


Beachgoers in San Diego blithely agreed that President Barack Obama should be given the power to completely repeal the Bill of Rights in the name of fighting ISIS in another disturbing insight into the unthinking malaise of many Americans.

Told by media analyst and author Mark Dice that Obama had announced he was to repeal the Bill of Rights in order to “help make sure that we c
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Radical Leftists Win Election In Greece - Future Of Eurozone In Serious Jeopardy posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (Michael Snyder)
[Category: Economy]
Radical leftists have been catapulted to power in Greece, and that means that the European financial crisis has just entered a dangerous new phase.  Syriza, which is actually an acronym for “Coalition of the Radical Left” in Greek, has 36 percent of the total vote with approximately 80 percent of the polling stations reporting.  The current governing party, New Democracy, only has 28 percent of the vote.  Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras is promising to roll back a whole host of austerity measures t... (more)


Greece's New Leader Sends Germany A Loud Message With His First Act posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]


"H
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Students Who Survived Mexico's Night Of Bloody Horror Accuse Army And Police posted 01/26/2015, 12:41 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Uriel Alonso Solís is an affable 19-year-old, the oldest of five children from a poor campesino family. But his grittiness shows through as he recounts the terrible night his college friends – four of whom he grew up with – were seized and hauled off to face a brutal fate that still reverberates across Mexican society.

Alonso survived the horrific attack on unarmed students by state and criminal forces last September in the southern state of Guerrero, which left six people dea
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Woman Says Dershowitz 'is Lying' in New Court Filings by U. Professor posted 01/26/2015, 12:41 PM (KSL)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
SALT LAKE CITY — A 31-year-old woman who claims she was a teenage sex slave and forced to service high-profile clients such as Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz has now repeated those claims under oath.

On Wednesday, the woman — referred to in court documents as Jane Doe No. 3 — made a declaration that was filed by her attorneys, including Paul Cassell, a University of Utah law professor and a former federal judge, in a Florida court.
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AP Issues 'Clarification' On 'Hottest Year Story': Concedes Claim 'Falls Within A Margin Of Error That Lessens The Certainty' posted 01/26/2015, 12:41 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Science/Technology]
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 16, The Associated Press reported that the odds that nine of the 10 hottest years have occurred since 2000 are about 650 million to one. These calculations, as the story noted, treated as equal the possibility of any given year in the records being one of the hottest. The story should have included the fact that substantial warming in the years just prior to this century could make it more likely that the years since were warmer, because high temperatures tend t... (more)


Sunday January 25th, 2015

Sheriff's Deputy Enjoys Paid Vacation While Criminal DUI Case Against Him Proceeds posted 01/25/2015, 4:08 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From WHIO:
A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy is on paid leave after he was arrested for driving drunk last weekend.

Sgt. William “Terry” Abels, 44, is using accrued vacation time, and is not working with the Montgomery County Drug Task Force while the criminal case proceeds, Maj. Daryl Wilson said Monday.

Abels was charged with driving under the infl
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Cop Shot by Cop From Another Force Who "Feared For His Safety" posted 01/25/2015, 4:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Yonkers, NY– A Yonkers police officer is on medical leave after shooting and wounding an off duty officer from another precinct on Monday evening.

Pelham Manor Officer Ken Campion finished his day shift on Monday and was found by Yonkers officers as he was sitting on a baseball field with a handgun in his lap, five and a half hours later.
“He did not adhere to several commands…(and) made a movement that led them to believe they were in great danger,” Police Comm... (more)


Argentine Prosecutor Shot Point Blank in Forehead: Official posted 01/25/2015, 4:07 PM (AFP)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Buenos Aires (AFP) - An Argentine prosecutor found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner took a bullet point-blank to his forehead, justice officials said Saturday.

Authorities said Diego Lagomarsino, a computer expert and colleague who said he had brought prosecutor Alberto Nisman a handgun Saturday night at his request, has been barred from leaving Argentina.

Nisman was found dead with a bullet to the head
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Man Acquitted Of Stabbing A Police Officer, Juror Says He Was "Protecting His Family" posted 01/25/2015, 2:29 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cortez, TX — A Texas man has been acquitted after being accused of stabbing a police officer during a violent confrontation with six “amped up” police officers.

A jury of seven women and five men cleared Shane French, 38, of four counts of assaulting a peace officer and three counts of resisting arrest. After the incident in February, French was originally charged with attempted murder.

On February 14, 2014 police responded to a 9-1-1 call asking for assistance duri
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Senator Wants DUI Charges Dismissed Citing that Lawmakers are "Privileged from Arrest" posted 01/25/2015, 2:23 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Frankfort, KY —  A Kentucky state senator is having no reservations about proclaiming his political privilege. In fact, he’s simply citing a section of the Kentucky constitution that claims politicians are in fact, above the law.

Sen. Brandon Smith (R) was charged with driving under the influence and wants the case dismissed citing that lawmakers are “privileged from arrest.”
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"I'm So Ashamed" - Meet The Drone Operator Who Helped Kill 1,626 People And Walked Away posted 01/25/2015, 2:23 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The face of America's unauthorized offshore wars has changed over the years, and these days it can most often be found watching the infrared screen of a terminal in some heavily-guarded air force base on US soil, operating heavily-armed, remote-controlled drones thousands of miles away, tasked with executing a lethal mission which usually involves one or more "collateral" casualties.

For almost five years, Brandon Bryant was one of those faces, and worked in America's secret dron
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Friday January 23rd, 2015

New Utah Law Instructs Cops To Seize Uninsured Vehicles posted 01/23/2015, 6:24 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Does the government really even need excuses to seize the assets of its citizens, especially for relatively minor crimes? Apparently it does, at least according to the state of Utah.
A new law that went into effect on Jan. 1 changes the wording and add... (more)


US Supreme Court Considers Random Use Of Drug Dogs During Traffic Stops posted 01/23/2015, 2:56 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Should police have the power to order a driver out of his car while a search is conducted with a drug dog -- even when there is no reason to believe the motorist has done anything wrong? That was the question posed to the US Supreme Court during oral arguments on Wednesday in the case of Dennys Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was stopped on March 27, 2012 after a Nebraska police officer saw him briefly swerve. On a hunch, the officer decided to call for a drug dog. After about half an hour,
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The Truth About American Sniper From An Iraq Combat Vet Marine posted 01/23/2015, 2:56 PM (Adam Kokesh)
[Category: Commentary]


What does the movie American Sniper reveal about this country? What lessons can we learn about how to better keep America safe?


UFC Star Tased, Arrested After Asking Cops For ID posted 01/23/2015, 2:56 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A UFC fighter has made headlines following a run in with police, caught on camera, during which he was tased and arrested after asking the cops to identify themselves.

In the video, mixed martial artist Dave Herman is seen asking the cops "Do I know you?" and “Who are you?” after they pulled him over during a routine stop.

Herman says he opted to stop in the first
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Indefinite Detention: A Hallmark of Tyranny posted 01/23/2015, 2:56 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Khaled al-Qazzaz wants to know why U.S. officials were silent during the time he was incarcerated by the military dictatorship that rules Egypt. An engineer and educator, he had joined the government of democratically elected Mohamed Morsi as foreign relations secretary. According to ... (more)


Barrett Brown Sentenced To 63 Months In Jail For Daring To Do Journalism On Hacked Info posted 01/23/2015, 2:55 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We've written a few times about the ridiculous case against Barrett Brown, a journalist who took a deep interest in Anonymous and various hacking efforts. As we noted, a key part of the initial charges included the fact that Brown had organized an effort to comb through the documents that had been obtained from Stratfor via a hack. The key bit was that Brown had reposted a URL pointing to the documents to share via his "Project PM"... (more)


One Charge Dropped against Minnesota Mom Who Gave Son Cannabis Oil posted 01/23/2015, 2:55 PM (KSTP TV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A judge has dismissed one of two charges against a Minnesota woman who gave her son cannabis oil for chronic pain.

Judge Thomas Van Hon tossed out a charge of child endangerment against Angela Brown of Madison.

Brown still faces a charge of contributing to the need for child protection or services.
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Bakery Under Government Investigation For Refusing To Write Anti-Gay Message On A Cake posted 01/23/2015, 2:55 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Denver, Colorado – Marjorie Silva, a bakery owner in Colorado, is currently under investigation for religious discrimination after she refused to write an anti-gay message on a cake for one of her customers.

The incident happened back in March when a customer named Bill Jack ordered several cakes that he wanted to feature an anti-gay message on.
... (more)


UK: Met Policeman Cleared After Kicking Mother Tending to Her Child in Hospital posted 01/23/2015, 2:55 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer who kicked and hit a mother as she sat by the hospital bed of her sick child, leaving her with more than 40 injuries, has been cleared of actual bodily harm.

Warren Luke, 38, a Metropolitan police officer, was accused of repeatedly kicking and punching the 41-year-old woman, who, hospital staff had said to him, was refusing to leave. But a jury at Wood Green crown court on Thursday cleared Luke of committing any crime.
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Compare and Contrast: Obama's Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chavez posted 01/23/2015, 2:54 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela four times from 1998 through 2012 and was admired and supported by a large majority of that country’s citizens, largely due to his policies that helped the poor. King Abdullah was the dictator and tyrant who ran one of the most repressive regimes... (more)


Are Falling Prices a Bad Thing? posted 01/23/2015, 2:53 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Economy]
Popular opinion seems to be that falling prices–or even stable prices–are bad for the economy, but I’ve never seen any good arguments about why. I’ve just read another article about this, that gives six clearly numbered reasons, so let’s look at what the article says to see if they hold up.

First, the article says, “When shoppers see persistent price declines, they hold ou
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Kirchner: Argentine Prosecutor Killed To Discredit Me posted 01/23/2015, 2:53 PM (AFP)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Buenos Aires (AFP) - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said Thursday she believes that a prosecutor who died under suspicious circumstances was murdered in a plot to implicate her government in a cover-up of a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.... (more)


Thursday January 22nd, 2015

Police Union to Atlanta Lawmakers: Don't Mess With No-Knock Warrants posted 01/22/2015, 3:27 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police union in Georgia is pushing back against legislation that would limit the use of no-knock raids, arguing that privacy rights don’t trump public safety.

Bou-Bou’s Law, named for a 19-month-old boy badly injured when a SWAT officer tossed a flash grenade into his crib during a no-knock raid last year in Habersham County, would prohibit such investigations bet
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The State of Mississippi Wants to Punish this 88-yo Doctor for Treating the Poor out of his Car posted 01/22/2015, 3:27 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Edwards, MS — A good Samaritan doctor is being punished by the state of Mississippi for helping those less fortunate than him.

With a 2007 Toyota Camry as his Dr.’s Office, 88-year-old Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum, has been treating poor or disabled people who are unable to travel to seek medical attention for years.

Earlier this month the Mississippi State Board of
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Cops Aren't The Only Ones Who Can Assault Innocent People With Impunity, Their Dogs Can Too posted 01/22/2015, 3:27 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlanta, GA — A DeKalb County police officer is claiming “official immunity” after she failed to properly restrain her K-9 and it got loose, maiming an 11-year-old boy.

The Georgia Supreme Court is now determining whether or not the family of the boy can sue for damages.

According to NBC 11,
On November 6, ... (more)


Texas Cops Jail Woman For 'Walking Without A License' posted 01/22/2015, 3:27 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A woman in Hamlin, Texas is fighting charges of driving without a license and expired registration after she was arrested and jailed by cops while WALKING home with groceries.

Wendy Robins is appealing for help with her case as she fears the police department is pursuing a vendetta against her by refusing to drop the charges.

The charges stem from the incident which took place in November. Ms Robins says she was minding her own business walking home from the local s
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The Troops Are Destroying Our Country posted 01/22/2015, 3:27 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
The mindset that is common to U.S. troops serving overseas is that they are all doing it for America, for us, for our rights and  freedoms, for our safety and security. They'll all tell you that they are doing it because they love their country.

There's one big problem with that mindset, however. The truth is that the troops, through what they're doing over there, are indirectly destroying our country, our rights and freedoms, our safety and security, and our economic well-being.<
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American's Fading Love of Freedom posted 01/22/2015, 3:26 PM (James Bovard)
[Category: Commentary]
Tea Party protesters, some Republicans, and many libertarians perceive the federal government as a vast engine of oppression. But are anti-Obama activists mistaken in presuming that most Americans still care about freedom?

A Gallup poll released in July asked a thousand Americans, "Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with your freedom to choose what to do with your life?" Admittedly, only 21 percent said they were dissatisfied. But that percentage had more than doubled since the pre
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Casey vs. Kyle: On Bloodlust, Loss, and Wars of Choice posted 01/22/2015, 3:26 PM (Cindy Sheehan)
[Category: Commentary]
"I only wish I had killed more." –Navy Seal and "American Sniper", Chris Kyle

“I can’t kill anyone.” –US working-class soldier before his short deployment to Iraq, Casey Sheehan

This is something that I don’t want to revisit—I never want to relive the worst experience of my life. However, with the 11th anniversary of my son’s death in Iraq on 04/04/04 approaching and the new “blockbuster” infecting movie screens around the world, I really must get this off of my ch
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Judge Tosses Ex-Trooper's DWI; Unconscious Behind the Wheel Insufficient Probable Cause posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (NH Union Leader)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A specially appointed judge on Tuesday dismissed DWI charges against a former New Hampshire State Police trooper who was found sleeping in a truck stopped in the middle of a busy Bedford intersection.

Meanwhile, police reports about the Sept. 21 incident revealed that another trooper — also apparently sleeping — was in the truck at the time. And while the trooper sitting in the driver’s seat, David Myer, no longer works for state police, state police brass confirmed Wednesday nigh
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Jamaica is About to Decriminalize Ganja posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The island nation most closely associated with marijuana is about to decriminalize it. The Jamaican cabinet Monday approved a bill that would do just that, as well as allow for the creation of medical marijuana and hemp industries.

The bill, the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2015, goes to the Senate tomorrow and will be debated there next Friday.

It would decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of ganja; allow its use for religious, medical, scientific
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A veteran cop gets caught with his hands in the cookie jar, jail guards go wild, and two different ex-cops go to prison for growing marijuana. Let's get to it:

In Prescott Valley, Arizona, a Prescott Valley police commander resigned last Friday as he was being investigated for stealing prescription drugs that had been turned in by
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Documents Show US Enemy ISIS & US Ally Saudi Arabia Prescribe Near-Identical Punishments For Crimes posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (MiddleEastEye)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The Islamic State (IS) and Saudi Arabia prescribe near-identical punishments for a host of crimes, according to documents circulated by the militant group.

IS published a list of crimes and their punishments on 16 December 2014 to serve “as an explanation and as a warning” to those living in territory under their control in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

The document lists hadd crimes, which are considered to be “against the rights of God,” and includes fixed punis
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America's Growth Industry: Probation and Parole posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The true and staggering rate of incarceration in America is masked by the unconventional cages that are rarely factored into the head count. Many people are caged in an unconventional manner for trivial and nonviolent offenses such as driving without a license or for shoplifting inexpensive items like food. Their number is swelling for one basic reason: They increase revenue. Increasingly, the revenue does not come from tax dollars but from the offenders themselves who are forced to pay for the ... (more)


London Mayor to Pay 'Six-Figure' American Tax Bill posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Economy]
Boris Johnson has finally agreed to pay a huge tax bill to the US government ahead of his visit to America, despite previously insisting he would not bow to the “absolutely outrageous" demand.

The London mayor, who was born in New York and holds a US as well as a British passport, has said he will pay the unsettled capital gains tax bill, thought to be in the region of £100,000.

His decision will ensure that his visit to Boston, New York and Washington next month -
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Wednesday January 21st, 2015

Man Indicted for Assault, Despite Police Being Caught on Video Viciously Attacking Him posted 01/21/2015, 6:47 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlantic City, NJ — A terrible injustice is transpiring in New Jersey this week as a man was just indicted for assaulting police officers after surveillance footage clearly shows one of the worst cases of police brutality ever caught on film.

Connor Castellani, 22, of Linwood, will stand trial for three charges; aggravated assault on a police officer, a third-degree crime; resisting arrest with threats or use of force or violence, also a third-degree crime; and inflicting harm on
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New Illinois Law Says Schools Can Demand Social Media Passwords From Students posted 01/21/2015, 6:47 PM (FOX2now.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BELLEVILLE, IL ( KTVI)- A new Illinois law aimed at stopping cyber-bullying, gives schools access to kids social media accounts. Some say the law goes too far.

Previously Illinois schools could take action against students if online bullying occurred, such as something posted on Twitter or Facebook during the school day.

However, with the new law that Illinois legislators approved, school districts and universities in Illinois can demand a student’s social media
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The Pretense of the State of the Union posted 01/21/2015, 1:01 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
Some people hated it. Some people loved it. Just about everyone seems to miss the real point.

The most disturbing part of the annual “State of the Union” address by the US president does not concern the specifics of the content, or the policies – as wonderful or objectionable as they may be. The core problem is the very strange presumption that one man comprehends an entire nation and its meaning, embodies something like a guiding spirit of a people, and thereby earns the right t
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Illinois Cop Claims It's "Now Illegal to Record" Cops After Caught Sleeping in Car posted 01/21/2015, 1:01 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Illinois cop told a man it was “now illegal to record a police officer in public” after the man claimed he had caught him sleeping in his car on Friday.

It is not illegal to record cops in Illinois, as we explained here, but it used to be under the state’s Draconian Eavesdropping Bill until the courts struck down that law as unconstitutional after a lengthy legal battle bet
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Anonymous Infiltrates the Police, Cop Facing Discipline After Wearing Guy Fawkes Mask to Protest posted 01/21/2015, 1:01 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami Beach, Florida – A North Miami Beach Police officer is facing disciplinary action from his police department for his involvement in “Anonymous” and his refusal to take off a mask at a recent protest that he organized and participated in.

According to officials at the North Miami Beach Police Department, Officer Ericson Harrell violated department policies when he was arrested in Plantation during a one man protest against Obamacare.

Commanders at the police de
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