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The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

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The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement posted 03/26/2015, 4:22 PM (Popehat)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Something unnatural is happening in Portland, and Police Union President Daryl Turner isn't going to put up with it.

The proper order of things is upended. Black is white and white is black, cats and dogs cohabit. Madness!

A judge has disbelieved a cop.
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The Scene of the Crime posted 03/26/2015, 4:22 PM (Seymour M. Hersh)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old people, all gunned down by young American soldiers. Now, forty-seven years later, the ditch at My Lai seems wider than I remember from the news photographs of the slaughter: erosion and time doing their work. During the Vietnam War, there was a rice paddy nearby, but it has been paved over to make My Lai more accessible to the thousands o... (more)




California: Longer Yellows Cut Violations In Half posted 03/26/2015, 4:22 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: General]
Cities frequently cite reductions in accidents at red light camera intersections as evidence that the devices are a valuable public safety tool. Behind the scenes, however, jurisdictions often implement engineering improvements that can have a big impact and are actually responsible for those numbers. Evidence for this can be found in Santa Clarita, California where the city council decided Tuesday to drop red light cameras in a 3 to 2 vote.... (more)


House Dem: Global Warming Could Force Women to Trade Sex for Food posted 03/26/2015, 4:22 PM (TheBlaze)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A senior House Democrat has once again issued an apocalyptic warning that climate change will hit women harder than men, and that it could drive millions of poor women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide food and water for their families.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) proposed a resolution on Wednesday that said as the climate changes, it will cause food and water scarcity around the world. That will create pressures on poor women in particular, since they are often
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Wednesday March 25th, 2015

The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen in a Police State Is a Dead One posted 03/25/2015, 3:41 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
"Do exactly what I say, and we’ll get along fine. Do not question me or talk back in any way. You do not have the right to object to anything I may say or ask you to do, or ask for clarification if my demands are unclear or contradictory. You must obey me under all circumstances without hesitation, no matter how arbitrary, unreasonable, discriminatory, or blatantly racist my commands may be. Anything other than immediate perfect servile compliance will be labeled as resisting arrest, and expose ... (more)




Cops Charge Man with Assault, Resisting, & Fleeing; Video Proves Cops are Liars posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Inkster, MI — Dashcam video released on Tuesday, exposes several Inkster, Michigan cops as liars and thugs.

The incident began after police said 57-year-old Floyd Dent, improperly stopped at a stop sign, so they pulled him over.

When Dent stopped, two officers approached with guns drawn. He was yanked from the vehicle, thrown to the ground, choked, and severely beaten.

"The next thing I know, the officer runs up to me with his gun, you know, talking a
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Shock Video: Car Explodes After Border Patrol Agent Tasers Driver posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Shock video shows a car exploding into flames after a Border Patrol agent shoots a taser into the vehicle, killing the driver as agents back away and refuse to help.

Footage of the incident, which took place in March 2012, has just come to light. The family of the victim, Alex Martin, is suing the federal government, claiming that the Border Patrol agent’s weapon was responsible
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Cop Arrested After Video Shows Her Shoot Unarmed Man in Back Lying Face Down in the Snow posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Harrisburg, PA– Hummelstown police Officer, Lisa J. Mearkle was charged with criminal homicide on Tuesday in the shooting death of 59-year-old David Kassick on February 2.

Mearkle shot Kassick as he laid face down on the ground in the snow, unarmed, during a routine traffic stop gone awry.

Mearkle had attempted to pull Kassick over for an expired inspection sticker, but the situation escalated when Kassick attempted to flee from the officer.

Eventuall
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American Admires Wall Doodle, Immediately Arrested for Being Banksy posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (Activist Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It would seem incredible, fantastical and arbitrary that someone in North America would have to convince law enforcement that they are not in fact Banksy.

Banksy - the only name known for the unidentified but famous street artist - is British. He was in the States for a month on an art tour in 2013. Incognito, he sold his artwork cheaply and is alleged to have left "exhibits" around New York before returning to his homeland.

American engineer Richard Pfeiffer, age 3
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Cops To Congress: Please Leave Us And Our License Plates Readers Alone posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Poor dears. A bunch of law enforcement associations are worried that they won't be able to keep all that sweet, sweet ALPR (automatic license plate reader) data for as long as they want to. In fact, they're so worried, they've issued a letter in response to a nonexistent legislative threat.
Despite the fact that no federal license pla... (more)




New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in Children and Report them to Police posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Dallas, Texas -- Texas State Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) is once again in the spotlight after submitting yet another Orwellian proposal, H.B. 985.

Villalba first raised the ire of civil libertarians by proposing a bill, H.B. 2006, which would have eliminated the religious exemption for vaccination, essentially creating a forced government vaccination program without exception.
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DOJ Report Slams Philadelphia PD, Philly Cops Shoot and Kill People at 6 Times the Rate of NYPD posted 03/25/2015, 3:38 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philadelphia, PA — The US Justice Department released a long-awaited report Monday, criticizing the PPD for habitually using excessive and sometimes deadly force.

The report cited “poor training,” which led to shooting at nearly 400 citizens in the last 7 years. The 174 page “report” came at the request of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey in 2012. It revealed significant deficiencies in officer training, lack of transparency, and inconsistent policies for investigat
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Time to Replace the Boy Scouts? posted 03/25/2015, 3:38 PM (Roger Young)
[Category: Commentary]
Are the Boy Scouts still an institution worthy of involvement in the development of young boys? Do they still teach the foundational values of individual responsibility and self-reliance?

Texas Blogger, Kent McManigal recently encountered some modern day Boy Scouts while out camping. After talking to some of these Scouts, he relates his disappointment at how few useful skills these Scouts had been taught. He offers an alternative organization to be formed- The “Browncoat S
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The Silk Road Back to Leviathan? posted 03/25/2015, 3:38 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
“The Silk Road might have started as a libertarian experiment,” writes Henry Farrell in Aeon magazine, “but it was doomed to end as a fiefdom run by pirate kings.”

Ross Ulbricht was recently convicted on seven charges related to being “Dread Pirate Roberts” (DPR), the mastermind behind Silk Road. The charges in h
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Hillary Clinton Is a Conservative Republican posted 03/25/2015, 3:38 PM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Commentary]
Although she is no longer first lady, a U.S. senator from New York, or Secretary of State, and has not officially announced her candidacy to be the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton can't seem to stay out of the news. Conservatives love to hate Hillary almost as much as they love to hate Obama.

And rightly so.

Most lately it has come out that she used a private server for all of her e-mails when she was President Obama's secretary of state from 2009
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Orwell and Kafka Do America: How the Government Steals Your Money--"Legally," Of Course posted 03/25/2015, 3:34 PM (Charles Hugh Smith)
[Category: Commentary]
Due process and rule of law have been replaced with "legalized" looting by government in America.

Did you know that the government of Iran steals your cash if they find more than loose change in your car? They don't arrest you for any crime, for the simple reason you didn't commit any crime; but it isn't about crime and punishment--it's about"legalizing" theft by the state.

So the government toadies don't charge you with a crime or arrest you--they just steal
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Bush's and Maduro's Power Grabs posted 03/25/2015, 3:34 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
The Venezuelan legislature has just granted President Nicolas Maduro’s request for emergency powers to deal with the crisis posed by President Obama’s recent decree that Venezuela poses a grave threat to U.S. “national security” and Obama’s imposition of sanctions on Venezuelan officials.

Not surprisingly, U.S. conservatives are ridiculing Maduro for exaggerating the threat posed by the U.S. national-security state and using it as an excuse for assuming extraordinary powers.
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Perfect 10 Ordered to Pay Giganews $5.6m After Failed Copyright Battle posted 03/25/2015, 3:34 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Economy]
Perfect 10 must pay $5.6m in legal fees following a failed copyright battle with Usenet provider Giganews . On the heels of a February ruling in which a California Court heavily criticized the adult publisher, this week Perfect 10 was described by a Judge as a serial litigator intended to function as a "tax write-off".... (more)


Five Cyberlocker Operators Jailed For Spreading "Depraved Culture" posted 03/25/2015, 3:34 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Five key operators of the cyberlocker site Ryushare.com have this week been jailed for spreading "depraved content". After making available masses of pornographic videos the popular file-hosting site is said to have illegally generated close to $7m in profits. Site founder Nguyen Duc Nhat was sentenced to 3.5 years behind bars.... (more)


Feminist Conference Says Clapping 'Triggers Anxiety,' Asks Attendees To Use 'Jazz Hands' Instead posted 03/25/2015, 3:34 PM (Washington Times)
[Category: General]
A U.K. student feminism conference is asking attendees to refrain from clapping and use “jazz hands” instead so as to not trigger anxiety in others.

The National Union of Students (NUS) Women’s Campaign announced the clapping “ban” at the West Midlands conference on Twitter Tuesday, shortly after receiving a request from the Oxford University Women’s Campaign.

“@nuswomcam please can we ask people to stop clapping but do feminist jazz hands? it’s triggering some peop
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Monsanto Seeks Retraction For Report Linking Herbicide To Cancer posted 03/25/2015, 3:34 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Health]
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.

The company said on Tuesday that the report, issued on Friday by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), was biased and contradicts regulatory findings that the ingredient, glyphosate, is safe when used as labeled.
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Autistic Child Improves On Antibiotics; Father Seeks Research Into Brain-Gut Bacteria posted 03/25/2015, 3:33 PM (Standard Daily)
[Category: Science/Technology]
John Rodakis, a molecular biologist, has called for more research into the connection between the brain and gut bacteria after his autistic child improved significantly after taking prescription antibiotic amoxicillin.... (more)
How similar to what the "discredited" Andrew Wakefield said.


Tuesday March 24th, 2015

A Felon for a Facebook Post: The Abduction of Matthew Townsend posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Matthew Townsend was made an offender for using a sidewalk without a police officer’s permission, and then accused of a felony for publishing a Facebook post about the incident.

“Apparently, holding a protest sign, or condemning government abuse on Facebook, is enough to make somebody a terrorist now,” Ma
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San Diego Police Body Cam Stats: Complaints Fall 40.5%, Use Of 'Personal Body' Force Down 46.5% posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to preliminary statistics, police in San Diego appear to be behaving better since expanding their use of police body cams.

The Los Angeles Times reports:
The use of body cameras by San Diego police has led to fewer complaints by residents and less use of force by officers, according to a city report released Wednesday.

Complaints have fallen 40.5
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Woman Held For 8 Days In Psych Ward For Saying Obama Follows Her On Twitter... Even Though He Does posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A New York woman was locked up in the psychiatric ward of a Long Island hospital after claiming that President Barack Obama follows her on Twitter. But there’s only one problem… he actually does.

It all started last year when Kam Brock tried to get her car out of a New York Police Department impound site. When she walked in to the Public Service Area 6 NYPD station, she was upset, but by no means, her lawyer explains, "emotionally disturbed," as the police claim.
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New Mexico Legislature Abolishes Civil Asset Forfeiture posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Resistance]
Good news from out west. A New Mexico bill, HB 560, to restrict civil asset forfeiture has cleared the legislature - receiving unanimous support in the State House and State Senate - and awaits the signature of Governor Susana Martinez to become law.

Among other things, the New Mexico bill requires a criminal convic
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Body Cam Footage Shows Police Officer Attempt to Shoot Family Dog and Kill Mother Instead posted 03/24/2015, 4:02 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Burlington, IA — On Monday, the Burlington police department released a 12-second clip from a Burlington Police officer’s body cam, showing him shooting and killing Autumn Steele.

Gabriel Steele, Autumn’s husband, was loading up their 4-year-old son, when Autumn began yelling at Gabriel.

“He’s got my kid!” yells Autumn.

Officer Jesse Hill was at the Steele residence acting as an escort in their domestic dispute incident. During this commotion, the cou
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Speeding Cop Kills Man, Only Gets Ticket. Prosecutors Magically Forgot to Tell Judge Someone Died posted 03/24/2015, 4:02 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Glendale, AZ – On December 16, 2013, Deputy Sean Pearce, son of recalled State Senator Russell Pearce, was recklessly driving an unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe. He was going 81 mph in a 40 mph zone, with no lights or sirens activated as he pursued a murder suspect.  The suspect was over a mile away from the officer when Pearce rammed into the vehicle of 63-year-old John Edward Hard... (more)


Yik Yak Suddenly Blasts into the Mainstream posted 03/24/2015, 3:57 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
Ted Cruz thought he had a captive audience when he spoke at the campus of Liberty University. Ten thousand students sat there attentively, all required to attend as part of the discipline of campus life.

Floating above the crowd, in a way that no one could see, was a different world of information. Students were using Yik Yak to make fun of the guy, mocking his every sentence. Some smart cookie among the media picked up on it and reported it. It's politics so the revelation beca
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I Hate Mount Rushmore posted 03/24/2015, 3:57 PM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Commentary]
Ninety years ago this month, on March 3, 1925, Congress authorized the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission, and thus began the effort to take a perfectly good mountain and ruin it with the faces of a bunch of politicians.

The idea was conceived as nothing more than a tourism gimmick. That is, it was supposed to draw tourists to South Dakota. And it has certainly accomplished this goal. Countless tourists stream into the Black Hills every year to shell out ten bucks or so (
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How The Copyright Industry Wants To Undermine Anonymity & Free Speech: 'True Origin' Bills posted 03/24/2015, 3:57 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
As we've noted many times in the past, the entertainment industry likes to take a multi-pronged approach to its quixotic efforts to "stop piracy" (which could be much better dealt with by simply giving the public more of what they want). Working on federal copyright law to continually expand it is one main strategy, but there are a lot of others as well, including pressuring private companies to voluntarily censor content, getting international trade agreements to force laws to change and... get... (more)


Even If Congress Lets Section 215 Expire, The NSA May Be Able To Keep On Collecting Phone Metadata posted 03/24/2015, 3:57 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The NSA's bulk phone metadata program is unstoppable. Despite being called out by legislators and the administration's civil liberties oversight board as unconstitutional and illegal -- and despite being targeted by several of the administration's surveillance reforms -- it continues un... (more)


Give'em the Old Razzle Dazzle posted 03/24/2015, 3:56 PM (Peter Schiff)
[Category: Economy]
Janet Yellen channels Billy Flynn? Last week the Fed Chairwoman treated us to a master class of rhetorical misdirection which produced some memorable examples of doublespeak, including the soon to be classic "Just because we removed the word 'patient' does not mean we're going to be 'impatient."' But perhaps more surprising than her new heights of verbal dexterity was the market's euphoria at being so blatantly manipulated. Never has the ... (more)


"BitLicense" Foolishness posted 03/24/2015, 3:56 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Economy]
When New York’s Superintendent of Financial Services first encountered Bitcoin, he evidently thought it was a way to build his reputation as a hangin' superintendent of financial services. (Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like "hangin' judge," does it…) He sent subpoenas to everyone in the Bitcoin world and went on TV talking about "narcoterrorists." That was foolishness.

Unfortunately, he also hatched the idea of crea
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Federal Court Rejects Third Amendment Claim Against Police Officers posted 03/24/2015, 3:56 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Back in 2013, a lot of attention focused on a Third Amendment claim against Henderson, Nevada police officers. I wrote about the case here. The Third Amendment, which forbids the “quartering” of “soldiers” in private homes without the owner’s consent, is often the butt of jokes because it is so rarely litigated. But in this case, a Nevada family claimed that local police had violated the Amendment by forcibly occupying their home in order to gain a “tactical advantage” against suspected criminal... (more)


When It Comes To E-Cigs, Big Tobacco Is Concerned For Your Health posted 03/24/2015, 3:56 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long.

That's much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the United States. Nicotine, the e-cigarette warning says, is "addictive and habit-forming, and it is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if swallowed." It is not intended for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or people ... who take medicine for depression or asthma. "Nicotine can increase your heart rate
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Monday March 23rd, 2015

Cops in Colorado Could Soon Face $15,000 Fines if they Try to Stop People from Filming posted 03/23/2015, 6:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Resistance]
Denver, CO — While Texas lawmakers are trying to make filming the police illegal, Colorado is taking a much better approach.

A package of bills that are designed to increase police oversight have been introduced in the Colorado Legislature. One of the measures included in the package would impose up to $15,000 in civil penalties for cops who interfere with someone trying to film them.
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Report: Feds Urge Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw $5,000 or More posted 03/23/2015, 6:20 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Justice Department is ordering bank employees to consider calling the cops on customers who withdraw $5,000 dollars or more, a chilling example of how the war on cash is intensifying.

Banks are already required to file ‘suspicious activity reports’ on their customers, with threats of fines and even jail time for directors if financial institutions don’t meet quotas.

But as investor and financial blogger Simon Black points out, last week, “A senior official f
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Wisconsin Police to Begin Forcibly Taking DNA for ALL Misdemeanor Convictions posted 03/23/2015, 6:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Madison, Wisc. – Starting April 1st, felons will no longer be the only ones in the state of Wisconsin to have their DNA forcibly taken. The state is expanding its DNA collection regime to include ALL criminal misdemeanor convictions.

The new law being implemented is expected to exponentially increase the number of samples being analyzed in Madison. The current number of DNA profiles created, from the felons' samples, ranges from 10,000-12,000 per year.

Of those case
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UK Police Can't Confirm Or Deny Investigation Of Journalists It Publicly Confirmed In 2013 posted 03/23/2015, 6:19 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
If you're a UK-based journalist who's reported on the Snowden leaks, it's safe to say you're under investigation. Not only are you being investigated, but that investigation itself is so secret, it can't be discussed. The Intercept's Ryan Gallagher sent a Freedom of Information request to London's Metropolitan Police (the Met) for more information about the investigation -- something twice publicly confirmed by Met representatives.

But when asked specifically for informati
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"I Was Not Interested In Justice" Prosecutor Writes Revealing Confession About The "Justice" System posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Caddo Parish, Louisiana – After decades of working to fill up prisons, a lead prosecutor is coming forward to apologize for his participation in the growing police state.

This week, prosecutor Marty Stroud wrote an open letter to a man who he helped put in prison, apologizing for his part in the man’s incarceration. The open letter was addressed to Glenn Ford, a man who spent 30 years on death row for a murder that he did not commit.
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Winston-Salem Officer Under Investigation After Confrontation With Man Shooting Video posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (My Fox 8)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are investigating an encounter between an officer and a man who was shooting video at the police department’s building.

The video was posted to YouTube on Sunday.

Police say the video was taped by a citizen, Richard Goins, and was a part of the n
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Reporter Who Quit On-Air to Expose Prohibition, Has Legal Pot Club Raided by Cops posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Anchorage, Alaska – Last Week, police raided the business of Charlo Greene, the former news reporter who infamously quit her job on air by saying “F*** it, I quit.”

When she came out on-air as a supporter of legalization, she also went public as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, an organization which connects medical marijuana cardholders with
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Arizona Senate Bill 1445 Would Keep Police Names Secret After Shootings posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (NBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Amid increased scrutiny over police-involved shootings across the country, Arizona lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that would keep secret the names of officers who use deadly force for 60 days.

Critics call Senate Bill 1445 an attack on government transparency at a time when American police departments are trying to earn the public's trust after a series of controversial shootings.

The bill would prevent law enforcement agencies statewide from releasing the name
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Snowden Docs Reveal Canada a Major Player in Global Spy Operations posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Canada's spy agency, the Communication Security Establishment (CSE), is a major player in global hacking operations and boasts a vast array of cyberwarfare tools, revealed in news reports on Monday, that rivals that of the United States' National Security Agency.

Documents initially leaked to the Intercept by Edward Snowden and now reported on in collaboration with the CBC show that the NSA and its northern counterpart "cooperate closely" in "computer network access and ex
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How Big Is Government in the United States? posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (Robert Higgs)
[Category: Commentary]
How big is government in the United States? The answer depends on the concept used to define its size. Although many such concepts are available, and several are used from time to time, by far the most common measure, especially in studies by economists, is total government spending (G) as a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Using official data available at the online repository maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and data available online for
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Police Encounters Kill Hundreds of Disabled Americans Every Year, ACLU Argues posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (RT USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief arguing that hundreds of disabled Americans are killed in police encounters every year. It was filed in support of a mentally ill woman suing police for shooting her five times.

In the case of San Francisco v. Sheehan, Teresa Sheehan argued that police shot her five times even though she was experiencing a “psychiatric emergency.” The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Monday.

Sheehan arg
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Indiana Police Arrest Man for Recording Aftermath of Officer-Involved Shooting posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Indiana man is still facing charges after he tried to record the aftermath of a police shooting last December, even though his video proves he violated no laws.

But that’s only because his video so far has received less than 500 views since he posted it in December.

Prosecutors and police might take a different approach if they receive a flood of phone calls calling them out on their unconstitutional ways.
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Judge Orders US Government to Stop Suppressing Evidence of Torture and Abuse posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. government to release more than 2,000 photographs showing abuse and torture of people detained by the American military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The decision is the latest development in a more than 10-year-long legal battle, in which the American Civil Liberties Unions has argued that disclosure of the records is critical for pub
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How Much Does an FBI Agent Make? posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (David Hathaway)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
$121,097.  Every journeyman, non-supervisory, regular ordinary plain-Jane FBI agent with five years on the job and with no particular job specialty or unique pay enhancement (like flight pay, Sunday pay, scheduled overtime pay, hazardous duty pay, foreign COLA pay, post differential, night differential, housing allowance, danger pay, travel per diem,  temporary quarters allowances, or reimbursable undercover expenses), makes $121,097 if he works in the Washington, Baltimore, Maryland, or Norther... (more)


FEMA to Deny Funds to Warming Deniers posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (Philly.com)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change.

This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hund
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Before IE Dies Completely, Remember the Browser Wars posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
Without much fanfare, this month Microsoft announced that it is phasing out its notorious Internet browser called Internet Explorer. In all the news stories about this, the main focus has been on how it has been outcompeted by Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, among many other browsers on the market. In addition, mobile applications are making gigantic gains over web browsing in general.

Indeed that is true.

On the platforms I've managed, I watched as IE went from 95%
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The Need for Care With 'Thoughtcrime' posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? That's the issue the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently weighing in United States v. Gilberto Valle, the so-called "cannibal cop" case. EFF filed an amicus brief in support of Valle today, arguing that finding him guilty of conspiracy based on his online... (more)


Police Officer Charged With Holding Gun to Man's Head: "We're PGPD; We Shoot People" posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer in Maryland has been indicted on assault charges after prosecutors say he held a gun to the head of a man who hadn't committed a crime.

[...] According to prosecutors, Santiago was on patrol in a Bowie neighborhood last May and told two men that they were parked illegally outside a home when they weren't. The driver explained that he was dropping off his cousin, prosecutors said. Santiago ordered that man, who had been walking toward his house, to return to the c
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Man Mistakenly Shot by Police: ‘Sometimes They Make Mistakes’ posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (The Seattle Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Puyallup man who won a $5.5 million settlement after he was shot 16 times in his bed by officers serving an arrest warrant on another person says he bears no ill will to police in general or the officers who shot him. “Sometimes they make mistakes.”... (more)


Dark Web's 'Evolution' Market Vanishes Along With $12 Million posted 03/23/2015, 1:10 PM (Naked Security)
[Category: Economy]
At this moment, there are likely hives of peeved drug dealers out there looking to track down the vanished operators of what was up until a few days ago the dark web's top market, Evolution.

Rumor has it that the online shop's closure on Wednesday wasn't a law enforcement bust a la Silk Road, but rather that the administrators packed up as much as $12 million (about £8.14 million) in Bitcoin and headed for the hills.
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Inside Popcorn Time, the Piracy Party Hollywood Can't Stop posted 03/23/2015, 1:10 PM (Wired)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Popcorn Time was an instant hit when it launched just over a year ago: The video streaming service made BitTorrent piracy as easy as Netflix, but with far more content and none of those pesky monthly payments. Hollywood quickly intervened, pressuring Popcorn Time’s Argentinian developers to walk away from their creation. But anonymous coders soon relaunched the copyright-flouting software. Today, Popcorn Time is growing at a rate that has likely surpassed the original, and the people behind it s... (more)


Yes, North Korea Has The Internet. Here's What It Looks Like. posted 03/23/2015, 1:10 PM (Vox)
[Category: Science/Technology]
North Korea is so paranoid about its citizens accessing the internet that merely owning a computer requires permission from local government authorities, and all personal computers are registered with the police as if they were shotguns. Private ownership of fax machines is banned outright, and sending a single fax requires high-level authorization. Meanwhile, pirated DVDs of South Korean TV dramas are so illegal that North Koreans caught with them in regular police sweeps can be sentenced to ye... (more)


Friday March 20th, 2015

FL Police Hire Cop Fired For Lying And Excessive Force, Say He's A 'Nice Guy' posted 03/20/2015, 2:47 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former Orange County, Florida sheriff's deputy Jeff Iannuzzi was fired for lying and using excessive force, yet Ocoee, Florida police just hired him, telling the media he's a "nice guy" who just has some "anger issues."

From WFTV:
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy who was fired for excessive force is now working elsewhere... (more)


Cold War II: This Time, The Commies Are In Washington posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
The Regime in Washington is the only government asserting the supposed right to carry out summary executions anywhere on the face of the globe, so we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that it also claims the right to impose “sanctions” on foreign citizens who publicly criticize it. On March 11, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Russian academic Alexander Dugin to its roster of “individu... (more)

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