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The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
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Marc Faber On The Market Selloff posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (Fox News)
[Category: Economy]


Denver City Attorney Tells Cops To Stop Arresting Jury Nullification Activists Outside Courthouse posted 08/25/2015, 10:07 AM (Denver Post)
[Category: Resistance]
Denver's city attorney has directed the police and sheriff's department to stop arresting people passing out jury nullification literature in front of the courthouse.

The order was revealed Friday in U.S. District Court during a hearing involving a lawsuit against the city and Denver police chief Robert White.
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Minneapolis Police Suspend Prostitution Stings After Cops Caught in Sexual Acts with Sex Workers posted 08/25/2015, 10:07 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Minneapolis Police Department is discontinuing prostitution stings following three criminal cases being dismissed in the last month due to the officers engaging in sexual activities with the sex workers.... (more)


Texas Police Captain Linked to Ashley Madison Leak Commits Suicide posted 08/25/2015, 10:07 AM (PINAC)
[Category: General]
San Antonio Police Captain Michael Gorhum, who shot himself to death Thursday, has now been linked to the massive Ashley Madison hacking leak that has exposed millions of email addresses of users who had signed up for the extramarital dating site, expecting confidentiality.... (more)


Jared Fogle's Foundation Reportedly A Sham posted 08/25/2015, 10:04 AM (AOL.com)
[Category: General]
According to tax records, the charity never actually issued a grant, despite his promise to give schools and community organizations $2 million.... (more)


Monday August 24th, 2015



Aussie Cop Charged For Leaking Video Showing Fellow Officers Brutally Beat Detainee posted 08/24/2015, 10:03 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gold Coast police officer Sergeant Rick Flori may spend up to seven years behind bars for leaking CCTV footage showing his fellow officers brutalizing a young chef, Noa Begic, while he was handcuffed in the Surfers Paradise Police Station basement.

Flori, who leaked the footage of the dramatic incident to the Brisbane Courier-Mail, was formally charged with misconduct in public office after being summoned to
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VIDEO: Man Arrested For 'Disorderly Conduct' After Saying 'F**k The Police' posted 08/24/2015, 10:03 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Boston, MA – A video uploaded to Facebook this week shows Boston police officers throwing an apparent temper tantrum after a loud-mouthed young man voiced his opinion about the police.

While it is unclear why the video began in the first place, the reason for a man being arrested and subsequently strangled is clear as day.

When the video begins, a man filming is being counter-filmed by an undercover cop. Out of the blue, a young man, with vulgar mouth began screamin
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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Last Month: China's Markets Aren't 'Linked' to Rest of World posted 08/24/2015, 10:03 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Economy]


U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shows just how much he knows about the workings of the global economy...

From Grabien.com:
Jack Lew, speaking at the Brookings Institution in July, confidently assured that Americans were immune from weakening markets in China.

"I will say that China’s markets s
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US stocks plunge in early trading after Chinese stock rout...


Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism (2015 Documentary) posted 08/24/2015, 10:02 AM (Richard Heathen)
[Category: Resistance]


About the film:

Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism is the first film in a 3 part saga. This chapter documents how the ruling class, through their billion dollar foundations, have infiltrated the public education system in the west and have used it as a tool to indoctrinate children into a totalitarian ideology. This film explores the chronological paper trail uncovered by
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Why Government Hates Cash posted 08/24/2015, 10:02 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
In April it was announced that Greece was imposing a surcharge for all cash withdrawals from bank accounts to deter citizens from clearing out their accounts. So now the Greeks will have to pay one euro per 1,000 euros that they withdraw, which is one-tenth of a percent. It doesn’t seem very big, but the principle at work is extremely big because what they’re in effect doing is breaking the exchange rate between a unit of bank deposits and a unit of currency.

Why would they do thi
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Mentally Unstable, Road-Raging Police Officer, Has A History of Mental Instability posted 08/24/2015, 10:02 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


"I'll put a hole right through your f--ing head" -- those are the words shouted by a mentally unstable police officer at a citizen, not because the citizen was accused of something violent or life-threatening, but merely because he accidentally cut the officer off in traffic. Those threats, along with a barrage of others, were record by that citizen on his dash-cam.

As Medf
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Nebraska Teachers Sign Pledge Promising To Propagandize Students posted 08/24/2015, 10:02 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Hastings School District in Nebraska recently caught the attention of the ACLU by forcing teachers to sign a pledge promising to propagandize children with nationalistic propaganda.

The pledge demanded that teachers mold students to have "love and devotion" for the U.S. government, giving a glimpse into the true motive of government education.

The issue was quickly noticed by the ACLU, which deemed the policy unconstitutional and demanded the school district stop fo
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Pesticides In Paradise: Hawaii's Spike In Birth Defects Puts Focus On GM Crops posted 08/24/2015, 10:02 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Health]
Local doctors are in the eye of a storm swirling for the past three years over whether corn that’s been genetically modified to resist pesticides is a source of prosperity, as companies claim, or of birth defects and illnesses... (more)


It's Time To Revisit The Disaster Scenario For Stock Prices posted 08/24/2015, 10:01 AM (Henry Blodget)
[Category: Economy]
The stock-market tumble of the past week has reminded everyone that stock prices also go down.

So this seems a good time to remind everyone that stock prices could go down a lot further. In fact, stock prices have to go down a lot further -- or, at least, have to stay generally flat for a very long time -- just to get back to historically average levels of valuation and performance.

Specifically ...

Today's stock prices are so extreme that ... (more)


Sunday August 23rd, 2015

Captured, Cuffed, and Jailed: A Personal Story posted 08/23/2015, 3:56 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
It was a lovely day otherwise but, for me, most of it was spent in jail.

From one minute to the next, I went from seemingly free to cuffed and captured. Anyone who has ever experienced such a thing knows exactly what I mean. If you haven't experienced it, I hope you never do.

It might be best described as a loss of innocence, plus a new presence of awareness that all that we love and cherish in this world hangs in the balance. The balance can be tipped, with or wi
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License to Prey posted 08/23/2015, 9:15 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Early one morning in July 2014, a woman in Myton, Utah was startled awake by an uninvited visitor named Thomas Wayne Butterfield.

“I'm a cop,” Butterfield explained to the intimidated woman when she asked how he had gotten into her bedroom. “They teach us how to do those things.”

When the woman moved into the living room, Butterfiel
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'Stop F**king Crying!' SWAT Raids Wrong Home, Holds Naked Mom at Gunpoint in Front of Children posted 08/23/2015, 9:14 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Worcester, MA — Marianne Diaz and her children were asleep during the pre-dawn hours of August 18 when a gang of heavily armed militarized men kicked in the door to their apartment and began terrorizing this family.

Diaz was woken up by the sound of multiple doors being kicked in. The next thing she knew, she was naked and on her knees, looking down the barrels of several AR-15 rifles.

"Stop f**king crying and take care of your f**king kids," she quoted one officer
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Cop Threatens To "Drag" Teens Out Of Car For Smiling And Not Taking Him Seriously Enough posted 08/23/2015, 9:14 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Plano, TX — Police officer Jeff Willis is facing disciplinary action after a video surfaced of him violently threatening teenagers because they were smiling at him and not taking him seriously enough. Luckily, one of the passengers in the car was able to get some video footage of the encounter to expose how completely ridi... (more)


Lawsuit Says Officer Planted Drugs On Woman For Episode Of 'COPS' posted 08/23/2015, 9:13 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Georgia woman is alleging in a lawsuit that Gwinnett County police officers framed her by faking a drug arrest on the national syndicated TV show COPS in 2013.

Elizabeth Butler is accusing Officer Paul Tremblay of planting cocaine on her in an effort to show off for the cameras – which resulted in the destruction of her reputation and lead to her having to move away from the area.

“Her life has
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Economics Is Dead, and It Is Being Killed Again posted 08/23/2015, 9:13 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Economics is dead, and economists killed it.

What we have seen over the course of the last eighty years is a systematic dismantling of the contribution of economics to our understanding of the social world. Whatever the cause, modern economics is now not much more than formal modeling using mathematics dressed up in economics-sounding lingo. In this sense, economics is dead as a science, assuming it was ever alive. Economics in mathematical form cannot fulfill its promises and nei
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Kauai Police Officer Charged In Deadly Pedestrian Crash posted 08/23/2015, 9:13 AM (KHON2)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Kauai police officer has been arrested and charged for his alleged involvement in a deadly pedestrian crash.

Officer Irvin Magayanes was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree negligent homicide and released after posting $1,000 bail.

On Saturday, Jan. 3, police say Michael Kocher Jr., 19, of Hanapepe, was walking along Kaumualii Highway at around 9:35 p.m., just east of the Kaumakani Post Office, when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla heading east-bound.
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Florida Teen Hacked By Machete And Buried Alive By Fellow Students posted 08/23/2015, 9:12 AM (News.com.au)
[Category: General]
JOSE Amaya Guardado didn’t stand a chance.

First, they hacked him with a machete. Then, they buried him alive out in the forest.

And to celebrate the crime, two of his attackers then had sex beside the shallow grave, where he was still breathing.

This horrific crime, committed by four students against their fellow classmate, has shocked the US state of Florida.

According to the Miami Herald, all were students at Homestead Job Corps,
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Hillary's E-mail Defense Is 'Total BS': Former State Dept. Officials posted 08/23/2015, 9:12 AM (New York Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Former State Department security officials don’t buy Hillary Clinton’s latest alibi that she couldn’t tell that government e-mails — which she improperly, if not illegally, kept for several years on an unsecured home server — contained top-secret information because they lacked official markings and weren’t classified until later.

Such messages contain sensitive “keywords” distinguishing them from unclassified information, even if the material didn’t bear a classified heading as s
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Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller Invests $323.6m Of $4.4b Fortune In Gold posted 08/23/2015, 9:12 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller’s family office bought gold and added to his holdings of Facebook Inc. in the second quarter.

The former chief strategist for George Soros bought shares of SPDR Gold Trust, an exchange-traded product backed by gold, worth $323.6 million at the end of June, according to a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

[...]Druckenmiller, who shut his hedge fund firm Duquesne Capital Management in 2010, now manages his own
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Saturday August 22nd, 2015

Hidden Camera Catches Cop Force a Man to Give Him Money by Threatening to Take His Car posted 08/22/2015, 9:19 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Philadelphia, PA – A driver got a big break and a great video when a cop gave him an ultimatum--”buy these show tickets or I'll take your car.”

The apparently hidden camera captures the Philly officer extorting the driver for cash, and incidentally helping the driver as well.

"You and your friend got any money to buy these Hero Thrill Show tickets?  Support you
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Friday August 21st, 2015

Police Chief Fired for Not Wanting to Rehire Cop Who Stomped Teen's Face on Video, Bad Cop is Back posted 08/21/2015, 10:21 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Phoenix, AZ – After being fired for brutally stomping a teenage suspect on the neck as he was fully complying with orders, Phoenix Police Officer Kevin McGowan is back on the job.

Just this May, The Free Thought Project reported on this excessive use of force and McGowan's subsequent termination.  Surveillance video shows suspect Patrick D'Labik with h
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Audit Shows Alabama Sheriff Embezzled Tax Funds For Private Use posted 08/21/2015, 10:21 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An audit of the money spent by Sheriff Scott Walls has exposed, among other issues, his illegal use of taxpayer money essentially as a personal expense account.

According to WAFF48 News:
In the audit dated January 2012-February 2014, 13 findings of non-compliance were found.

On the taxpayers dime, auditors found where
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DC Mayor Reverses Course On Body Cam Footage, Opens Up Recordings To Citizens And Researchers posted 08/21/2015, 10:21 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Resistance]
Back in April of this year, Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser sided with the city's law enforcement against transparency and accountability. The mayor promised to outfit officers with body cams in the wake of several, high-profile police-involved shootings. But two weeks after this promise in her State of the District speech, Bowser tucked a ... (more)


Legislators Send Letter To Treasury Department Demanding Release Of Funds Seized In Bogus Structuring Case posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Asset forfeiture finally found its way into the mainstream after years of coverage by media outsiders. The sudden increase in negative attention brought about some needed reform efforts. The DOJ issued new guidelines on civil asset forfeiture, as did the IRS, which announced it would no longer pursue seizure of funds under "structuring" statutes unless there was evidence the money came from criminal sources.... (more)


Singer Morrissey: TSA Worker 'Put His Finger Down My Rear Cleavage' posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (TheHill)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
British singer Morrissey said in an interview published on Wednesday that a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer "put his finger down my rear cleavage" during a recent trip from the San Francisco International Airport.

Morrissey has accused the San Francisco TSA worker, who he has not named, of sexual assault after an incident he des
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NYPD Sergeant Accused Of Raping Underage Girl Kills Himself posted 08/21/2015, 10:23 AM (New York Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The NYPD sergeant accused of raping an underage teenage girl has committed suicide, sources said.

Sgt. Joel Doseau, 43, was found dead with a plastic bag over his head inside his parents’ Canarsie home, sources said.

A hose attached to a nearby butane tank fed gas into the bag, asphyxiating the cop, sources said.
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Despite Evidence, FDA Targets E-Cigarettes With Proposed Regulations posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (The New American)
[Category: Economy]
Despite evidence that electronic cigarettes are both safer for users than tobacco and also help smokers kick the habit, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a campaign against them. According to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff, the FDA is looking to enact a "deeming rule" that would expand the agency's regulation of tobacco to include e-cigarettes, which do not use tobacco. Critics contend that such an illogical decision underscores that the FDA is at the behest of lobbyists <... (more)


Ex-Fairfax Officer Who Shot And Killed Unarmed Man Denied Bail, Faints In Courtroom posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Fairfax County police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed Springfield, Va., man in 2013 was “deteriorating” mentally before the fatal encounter, a prosecutor said in a bail hearing Wednesday.

Adam D. Torres, who was on duty when he shot John Geer during a standoff after a domestic disturbance call, was denied bond and appeared to faint a short time later during his first court appearance on a charge of second-degree murder.
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Ashley Madison Client List Includes Louisiana GOP Executive Director; He Says It Was For 'Opposition Research' posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (NOLA)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Louisiana GOP executive director Jason Doré said Thursday that his name is on a list of accounts released as part of the Ashley Madison cheating website hack because the site was used for "opposition research."

The director of the statewide Republican Party said via text message that an account was created under his name and his former personal credit card billing address in connection with the work of his law firm, Doré Jeansonne. He declined to say who he was using the account f
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Dozens Of Clinton Emails Were Classified From The Start, U.S. Rules Suggest posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids.

While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the
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Trump Calls O'Malley A 'Disgusting, Little, Weak, Pathetic Baby' posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (Politico)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley apologized “like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby” for his remark that “all lives matter,” Donald Trump said in an excerpt of a new interview aired Friday on Fox News.

In an interview with Jeanine Pirro for her program “Justice” set to air Saturday night, Trump said that the former Maryland governor did not need to say he was sorry.

“And then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting, little, weak,
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Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands? posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The term “Sagebrush Rebellion” is again showing up in newspapers across the American west as states seek more control over federal lands within their own boundaries. As with the original Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and 1980s, several western states, where the federal government owns well over one-third of land within the states, have begun to look to more local control of lands as an answer to federal indifference, mismanagement, and outright hostility. In at least one case — Utah — the sta... (more)


Thursday August 20th, 2015

Wisconsin High School To Randomly Drug Test Students posted 08/20/2015, 10:13 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A Wisconsin high school district has been caught up in controversy over a new policy to randomly drug test students, much like a prison would inmates.

The Crivitz school district will usher in the new policy in the fall, claiming that it is to “protect” students.

"We have a growing drug problem in Marinette County and in talking with the police force and talking with school administrators and other conference athletic directors, I just felt that as a school we coul
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Paranoid Cop Shoots at 'Darkened Figure' in Stairwell, It was his Backup Officer posted 08/20/2015, 10:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Rancho Cordova, CA — Early Tuesday morning, a paranoid Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy irresponsibly fired his weapon at a fellow officer after he was spooked.

The deputy was responding to a call from a man who said he was hearing voices taunting him from across the street. After checking out the situation, he determined that the subject was drunk and determined that he posed no threat. As he was leaving the apartment, he entered a dimly lit stairwell.

According
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Cop Shoots at Unarmed Man Because He Pointed his Finger in a 'Gun Gesture' posted 08/20/2015, 10:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Salem, NH — It’s entirely bad enough that pointing a finger like a gun will get children suspended from school. However, in police state USA, this hand gesture now appears to be punishable by death.

In a true show of paranoid trigger happiness, a Salem police officer fired on an unarmed man because he allegedly turned quickly toward them with his hands pointed in a
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Game Developers Face Final Boss: The FDA posted 08/20/2015, 10:12 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Health]
"Absent the FDA, Americans would be healthier and happier." --Robert Higgs

As I drove to work the other day, I heard a very interesting segment on NPR that featured a startup designing video games to improve cognitive skills and relieve symptoms associated with a myriad of mental health conditions. One game highlighted, Project Evo, has shown good preliminary
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Two Cops Charged with Murder After they Repeatedly Tasered a Handcuffed Man Until He Died posted 08/20/2015, 10:11 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Two former Georgia police officers are facing murder charges for tasing an unarmed man at least 13 times while he was handcuffed. The man died following the confrontation.

The indictment, filed Monday, charges former East Point Police Sgt. Marcus Eberhart, 41, and former Cpl. Howard Weems, 49, over the April 2014 death of 24-year-old Gregory Towns Jr.

According to
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 08/20/2015, 10:11 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A DARE cop gets popped for ripping off the program, another jail guard goes down, a federal cop gets busted after his meth lab explodes, and more. Let's get to it:

In Opelousas, Louisiana, a St. Landry Parish jail guard was arrested last Thursday after he confessed to smuggling drugs and cell phones into the jail. Deputy Christopher Lazard confessing to introducing co
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Whooping Cough Vaccination Fail posted 08/20/2015, 10:11 AM (Karen De Coster)
[Category: Health]
For all of the “herd immunity” evangelists who believe that everyone should be shamed into or forced to become revenue streams for the medical-pharmaceutical-government-criminal complex. To quote the article:
The Reno County Health Department tells us a majority of the total cases have been vaccinated.
Same thing is going on in Wichita County, Texas. And the same thing in
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Donald Trump Delivers At Town Hall In Derry, NH posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: General]


The most entertaining politician in the history of America hosts another entertaining press conference in Derry, New Hampshire and bashes Jeb Bush and others in a short speech.


Trumpismo, Mexico, and the Drug Cartels posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (Justin Raimondo)
[Category: Commentary]
Donald Trump is making headlines by claiming that Mexican illegal “aliens” are raping and murdering their way across America – and that the Mexican government is deliberately directing their criminals our way. Mexico’s leaders are “very smart” and ours are “incompetent” or complicit, declares The Donald, whose demagogic denunciations have catapulted him to the top of the polls. However, like much else that the reality show star says, the exact opposite is the case. It isn’t Mexico’s worst who ar... (more)


Placing Their Bets Early, DC Lobbyists Put Biggest Money on Clinton posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Though the presidential election is more than 14 months away and competitive primary races for both major parties are in full swing, lobbying firms in Washington, DC and the people who work for them are so far placing their political bets on the establishment campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton and to a slightly lesser degree Republican Jeb Bush.

According to an analysis of filings from registered K Street firms by The Hill, Clinton and Bush combined have received approximately $
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Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Encryption posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for law enforcement to track down “evildoers” — and called for a “much better, more cooperative relationship” with Apple, Google, and other tech companies that are building uncrackable private communication apps into their new products.

“If you create encryption, it makes it harder for the American government to do its job — while protecting civil liberties — to make sure that evildoers aren’t
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Presidential Candidate 'Deez Nuts' Actually A 15-Year-Old Iowan posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (The Hill)
[Category: General]


Bad news for nine percent of likely voters in North Carolina: Their preferred presidential candidate doesn't exist. 

The candidate called Deez Nuts -- who has filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for president -- is actually a 15-year-old from Iowa named Brady Olson, according to the Daily Beast. 

The high s
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Judge Rejects Santa Ana Officers' Attempt to Block Hidden Camera Video in Pot-Shop Raid Investigation posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (OC Register)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Santa Ana Police Department can use a surveillance video in an internal affairs investigation over officers’ actions in a high profile pot shop raid, a judge has decided.

Santa Ana police made national headlines in June when a video recorded from a hidden camera showed officers making derogatory remarks about a disabled woman and purportedly eating pot edibles during a raid at Sky High Collective.
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E-cigarettes Are 95% Less Harmful Than Regular Cigarettes: Study posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Health]
Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain's Department of Health said on Wednesday.

[...] "E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm," said Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England, which carried out the study.
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Alaska Man Travels to Mexico for Cheaper Dentist, Saves $32,000 posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (The Hamilton Spectator)
[Category: Economy]
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico – Mark Bolzern traveled 3,700 miles to go to the dentist. The 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native left home this spring, made a pit stop in Las Vegas to pick up a friend, and kept heading south, all the way to Los Algodones, Mexico, a small border town teeming with dental offices. ... (more)


Cross-Border Journey To Liberland Reveals Trouble in Libertarian Paradise posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (PanamPost)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The truth about Liberland is that no one lives there. Croatian border police have made sure of that.

They guard access from land and water, and arrest anyone who attempts to cross into the disputed territory, charging them with “illegal border crossing” into Serbia. Yet, Serbia still says the land doesn’t belong to them.
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Don’t Be Fooled By Our Current Price Stability posted 08/20/2015, 10:09 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Consumer prices have been stable, but we should pay attention to 2014's decline in the money supply which mirrors a similar decline from 1927 and 1928, which was followed by a collapse in industrial production.... (more)


Rightscorp's DMCA Subpoena Effort Crashes and Burns posted 08/20/2015, 10:09 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Rightscorp's efforts to unmask file-sharers using the DMCA has crashed and burned. After a federal judge ruled in favor of ISP Birch Communications and quashed the anti-piracy firm's subpoena, Rightscorp appealed the decision. Now the company has backed down, handing the ISP and privacy a big win.... (more)


Wednesday August 19th, 2015

Why Government Policing Monopolies Can Neither Serve Nor Protect You posted 08/19/2015, 11:07 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Commentary]
In 1920, the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises expanded on what is known as the “economic” or “socialist calculation problem” in his work, Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth.

Mises describes the nature of the price system under capitalism and describes how individual subjective values are translated into the objective information(pric
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VIDEO: Gang Of 14 Cops Take Down One-Legged Homeless Man 'Armed' With Crutches posted 08/19/2015, 11:07 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in San Francisco were recently caught swarming a homeless African American man, who only had one leg. The man’s only “weapon”? His set of crutches.

Author Chaédria LaBouvier says that she witnessed 14 San Francisco police officers attacking the homeless man, right outside Twitter headquarters (video below).

LaBouvier explains in a column for Medium, that the incident was filmed on August 4th when she was at the Twitter headquarters for a visit.
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Speed Traps So Out of Hand, States Forced to Put Caps on How Much Cops Can Steal from Drivers posted 08/19/2015, 11:07 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Anyone who has taken a road trip knows that speed traps are out there. Slowing down through a township is a good thing, but when authorities deceptively change speed limits and write 1,000 tickets a month on a tiny stretch of interstate, it's just plain extortion.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) put out a study on municipalities swelling their revenues through speed traps. This policing for profit has reached egregious proportions in several US towns. Seven states ha
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We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State posted 08/19/2015, 11:07 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
“The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government.”—John Lennon

Saddled with a corporate media that marches in lockstep with the government, elected offic
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Judge Orders Cops to Stand Trial for Brutal Police Killing of Homeless Man, James Boyd posted 08/19/2015, 11:07 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Albuquerque, NM – On Tuesday, New Mexico Judge Neil Candelaria ruled that probable cause existed to force two Albuquerque police officers to stand trial for the March 2014 killing of James Boyd, who was homeless and suffered from schizophrenia.

The stunning killing was caught on a helmet cam and showed officers gun Boyd down. The Albuquerque police ruled the killing as justified after claiming that his movements, from 30 feet away, were threatening.

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