Here's a good example of this principle in effect, listen to the way this 911 dispatcher treats Charles Ramsey, the now famous man who tipped off police to three teens who were held hostage for a decade.
Never mind that police spending primarily is a local matter. The bigger questions that Americans have rarely asked, especially following the 9/11 attacks: Do we really want the government to hire new armies of police offic... (more)
WeAreChange recently got a chance to meet up with Alex from Federal Jack and Hack Miami, to get the full story of his arrest and destruction of evidence by the Miami Police Department. Alex was arrested for merely filming the police in Miami, the police later illegally deleted the footage from Alex's camera and charged him with resisting arrest. The Miami Police officer who made the arrest, Richard Ana... (more)
Guantanamo: America's Great Shame
posted 05/07/2013, 4:28 PM (Anthony Gregory) [Category: Commentary] In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration crafted a legal theory and detention policy to handle accused terrorists. Nowhere was the policy more conspicuously problematic than at GuantÃ¡namo, where a total of 779 detainees were held and where today 166 remain after over ten years. The Bush administration referred to these people as the most dangerous terrorists, as “the worst of the worst,” but that was simply a lie. Of the total captured, only a little over half were even det... (more)
The governor or Montana recently signed into law a bill to strike unconstitutional language from a law on the books that criminalized sexual acts between two people of the same sex. However, he won't have a chance to sign into law a bill to allow the sale of raw milk in Montana because it failed to pass the legislature before i... (more)
Roughly three weeks ago, the 3-year old Belgian malinois named Napo was left in the vehicle overnight and died of an unknown cause, though the local sheriff said it could have been a heart attack or heat exhaustion while speaking to a local ... (more)
Will he be charged with murdering a police officer as a common slave would be?
Printed Protection and the Future of Defense
posted 05/07/2013, 4:28 PM (Jeffrey Tucker) [Category: Commentary]
We crossed another milestone in industrial history last week. Over the weekend of May 4-5, 2013, the world’s first handgun was printed on a 3-D printer. It was fired and it worked. The implications are dazzling for people all over the world. The printers will become cheaper over time. The files for printing can be distributed all over the world through the Internet.
And no government in the world is in a position to stop it.
That’s not to say that governments won’t ... (more)
Luke Rudkowski asks Chevy Chase about his thoughts on Barack Obama's broken promise of closing Guantanamo Bay. Chase then justifies his support for Obama regardless of this by stating that even though he doesn't agree with torture, a lot of other countries do it too.
At a gala event in Washington D.C, Luke Rudkowski got a chance to talk to Obama supporter and advocate, Stevie Wonder. In this interview Stevie Wonder explains his justification for Obama's continuation of Bush's policies such as illegal wars and keeping Guantanamo Bay detention facility open.
Stevland Hardaway Morris known as his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer and songwriter, k... (more)
And when public interest in their basic, handmade wooden caskets grew, the monks proved to have a shrewd business sense too. They opened a woodworking shop in 2005 to produce caskets that they sell for about $2,000 each, far below the average price for a casket in the state.
But where the monks saw an opportunity, a state cartel of funeral... (more)
"They'll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices."
If you believe, like Obama says in this clip, the government is "the people," then you have to also believe the Jews in Nazi Germany elected to send themselves to the death camps, and Japanese-Americans chose to send themselves to the US' internment camps.
Idaho Seizes Medical Marijuana Activists' Kids
posted 05/06/2013, 7:16 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] Idaho is officially not a marijuana-friendly state. Although it is bordered on most sides by medical marijuana states (Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Montana), it so far refuses to accept the medicinal use of the herb. And even though one of those states (Washington) has legalized marijuana and two others (Nevada and Oregon) have decriminalized it, Idaho remains firmly grounded in 20th Century attitudes toward the plant. The state legislature this year took the time to approve a non-binding res... (more)
Authorities released terrifying footage of an armed madman shooting up a patrol car in Middlefield, Ohio, turning a routine traffic stop into a combat zone.
Local police told reporters on Friday that they still have no clue why James Gilkerson fired 37 shots at two officers using an AK-47 style assault rifle after the officers pulled him over on March 10... (more)
"Think what you want. This is wrong.
This was in Kodiak Alaska at 4:30 on April 29th.
This is to spread awareness. This happens everywhere and people are directed into thinking that these men were just doing their job. They weren't. She asked him several times to leave the home and one did but the other didn't. We do not need people like this on the force we need people who want t
Stefan Molyneux talks to Jeffrey Tucker about his recent Lymphoma diagnosis, chemotherapy treatments, the drive to hide, shame, support, friendship, half of a doughnut, and the experience of telling the world that you have cancer.
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Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on t... (more)
U.S. Government Fears End of Megaupload Case
posted 05/05/2013, 3:01 PM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Big Brother/Orwellian] The U.S. Government has just submitted its objections to Megaupload’s motion to dismiss the case against the company. Megaupload’s lawyers have pointed out that the Department of Justice is trying to change the law to legitimize the destruction of Megaupload. However, the Government refutes this assertion and asks the court to deny Megaupload’s motion, fearing that otherwise the entire case may fall apart. ... (more)
In 2011, Westpoint Graduate and Iraq Veteran Antonio Buehler was arrested for taking pictures of two cops abusing a woman they had pulled over in Austin, TX. He was accused of spitting in one of the cop's face and charged with a felony. Luckily for him, there was someone filming the whole incident from across the street and showed that it was actually the cops who were the aggressors. Since that incide... (more)
"What would an enemy want to do to the people of Hawaii during war time?" asks Ken Schoolland, professor of economics at Hawaii Pacific University and scholar at the Grassroot Institute. "They would want to cut us off from international shipping. Well, this is what the law does to us all the time."
Reason TV sat down with Schoolland to talk about the Jones Act, federal legislation that r... (more)
As background, a few months ago I was approached by two young entrepreneurs. They had purchased a semi-workable Bitcoin ATM off of another entrepreneur and were excited about the prospects and approached me to help with marketing to the public and prospective franchisees as well as garnering investment interest.... (more)
On the heels of Prestitute Lawrence O'Donnell calling Ron Paul a lair when he called the Man-hunt and door to door searches in Watertown Mass a martial Law exercise; Infowars reporter Dan The Kracken Bidondi went to interview residents who were forced from their homes.
A Florida teen with an exemplary record is facing federal charges after conducting what a classmate calls "a science project gone bad."
16-year-old Kiera Wilmot is accused of mixing housing chemicals in a small water bottle at Bartow High School, causing the cap to fly off and produce a bit of smoke. The experiment was conducted outdoors, no property was damaged, and no one was in... (more)
"He posted a threat in the form of rap where he mentioned the White House, the Boston Marathon bombing, and said 'everybody you will see what I am going to do, kill people," Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon told the Valley Patriot.
Luckily students were at home while only school staff attended the in-service day. The shooters turned out to be school employees shooting blank rounds to test the reaction from the 15 teachers present. The drill, which was planned ahead of time, was kept secret from all teachers on the receiving end.... (more)
Stefan's video debunking the economics in Zeitgeist was a huge influence on me in my journey to becoming an anarchist. His 'gun in the room' analogy changed my whole life. I fucking love this man and I love listening to his views on everything. I really hope he gets cured. Thread here on r/ancap and one on his forum. - Chris, In... (more)
In this video out of Fayetteville, North Carolina an undercover cop detains and has a man arrested for drinking an Arizona 'Half & Half' Iced Tea (half lemonade, half iced tea) and not bowing down before the badge-wielding thug and letting him smell it.
The undercover cop also threatens the man filming the incident and orders him to leave the property for "hindering his investigation."... (more)
"They will not send an officer out, so we are on our own totally," says Sam Nichols, co-founder of Citizens Against Crime. CAC is a group of around 20 armed volunteers who have been conducting routine patrols in and around O'Brien, Oregon since last summer. CAC patrols "are always a minimum of two people," says Nichols, precisely because they want to avoid the kind of thing "that happened in Florida, t... (more)
The picture painted in court of the New York Police Department’s officers was not pretty.
Ten percent of them were malcontents who worked as little as possible. Unless they are being paid overtime, officers seem to avoid writing summonses. Indeed, some police officers need to be weaned of the idea that they are paid
Get ready for a wave of new bitcoin start-ups, said Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
Bitcoin start-ups are a "very interesting area" and present an opportunity for... (more)
Mexico to Rein In US Agencies in Drug War
posted 05/01/2013, 12:19 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org) [Category: Geopolitics] In a sharp break with the policies of his predecessor, recently installed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is moving to restrict the open relationships US law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies have developed with their Mexican counterparts as the two countries attempt to repress violent and powerful Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the so-called cartels.
The move was hinted at broadly in the Washington Post Sunday and confirmed by the Associated Pres... (more)
In January 2010, Orange County sheriff deputies devised a plan to capture Torey Breedlove, a car theft suspect, in the parking lot of a Florida apartment complex. The officers had spotted a stolen truck parked next to a car that belonged to Breedlove, who had been a suspect in a 2009 auto theft investigation, and wai... (more)