Flynn testified in support of a proposed federal ban on so-called assault weapons. But in the past he has made it clear that he considers a Mundane carrying a firearm of any kind is an unlawful enemy combatant subject to detention and forcible disarmament.
“My message to my troops is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we’ll put them on the ground, take the gun away, and then decide whether you have a right to carry it,” Flynn said a few years ago in response to a statement from Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen recognizing that residents of the state have a right to carry firearms openly.
Flynn clearly sees himself as commanding an army of occupation. In practical terms, he is less a warlord than a crime lord who presides over an officially sanctioned street gang.
Like most petty dictators of his ilk, Flynn is protected by a praetorian guard that will retaliate against people who speak ill of their dear leader. In November 2009, his “troops” arrested a local gadfly named Bob Braun, who had committed the unpardonable sin of publicly embarrassing Commissar Flynn.
Glenn Beck sings the virtues of compromise and says you're a 'fascist' if you want him to apologize for his past transgressions attacking libertarians (for example, calling them terrorists). He then goes on to say libertarians who insist on having principles are "Nazis" and "Fascists."
Cablevision Disconnects Persistent Pirates for 24 Hours
posted 03/01/2013, 12:25 AM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Cablevision / Optimum Online has revealed how it will respond to serial copyright infringers under the six strikes system. The Internet provider says it will temporarily disconnect customers from the Internet after they have received multiple copyright alerts. The disconnection will last for 24 hours but will be lifted when the customer calls a Cablevision hotline.
Earlier this week the six strikes anti-piracy system kicked off in the United States.
An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and published in the Independent has established that since 2010 the Home Secretary Theresa May has revoked the passports of 16 individuals many of whom are alleged to have had links to militant or terrorist groups.
And if you're an online retailer, you may have to collect and remit sales taxes for all fifty states no matter where your online business resides. But don't worry, lawmakers want to force all states to adopt the same standard for sales taxes, thus making it easier... (more)
Wednesday marked a significant turning point for the case against Army Private Bradley Manning. The 25-year-old soldier pleaded guilty in Fort Meade, Maryland to 10 of the 22 charges against him in relation to his role in giving sensitive files to the website WikiLeaks. Manning's involvement with the website has led him to be detained for over 1,000 days without a cour... (more)
...And they only had to torture/imprison him for 3 years to get a "confession" out of him! - Chris
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou headed to prison on Thursday to begin serving his 30 month sentence for his involvement in exposing the torture tactics implemented by the US government. Kiriakou was the first ever government official to confirm that waterboarding was used against detainees. We take a look back at Kiriakou's appearances on RT.
Japanese Police Arrest 27 File-Sharers in Nationwide Show of Force
posted 03/01/2013, 12:17 AM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Big Brother/Orwellian] Last year Japan introduced one of the toughest laws in the world for dealing with online piracy but with little visible action against file-sharers it was questioned whether the legislation would have teeth. That position has now dramatically switched, with police nationwide carrying out searches on 124 locations and arresting 27 people for online infringement. Those arrested face up to 10 years in jail.
Following complaints that the music industry was in peril from the actions o... (more)
While the 54% in favor of legalization is the highest ever for Field, it is not high enou... (more)
Digits Won't Destroy Music After All
posted 03/01/2013, 12:17 AM (Jeffrey Tucker) [Category: Commentary] What’s called the “music industry” — which really means the big players in recording and performance — just climbed over the mountain. Global sales rose last year for the first time since 1999. That’s 14 years of hell ending with just a glimmer of light on the horizon.
Still, everyone is celebrating the change. And the source is rather obvious. It’s the download services. It’s the aggregator services like Pandora and Spotify. It’s the new reach and new technology. It’s advertising... (more)
An epic debate about the creation and preservation of wealth featuring Rick Rule, Peter Schiff, John Mauldin and Grant Williams. The highlight is a classic faceoff between Peter Schiff and John Mauldin that takes place around 7:30 in and goes on for several minutes and really heats up at 9:30.
The debate took place February 24, 2013 at Cambridge House's ... (more)
As the US economy continues to struggle, Wall Street is recovering quite nicely. Back in 2008 the markets crashed and taxpayers were used to prop up the private financial sector. But according to the numbers, 2012 has become the second best year for profits for many key financial institutions. Many are now wondering if the banks should be forced to pay back the tax pay... (more)