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An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
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

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
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Archived News Wednesday June 1st, 2011
18 Signs That Life In U.S. Public Schools Is Now Essentially Equivalent To Life In U.S. Prisons posted 06/01/2011, 7:04 PM (EndoftheAmericanDream)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid.  Sadly, life in many U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life in U.S. prisons.  Most parents don't realize this, but our students have very few rights when they are in school.  Our public school students are being watched, tracked, recorded, searched and controlled like never before.  Back when I was in high school, it was unheard of for a police officer to come to school, but today our public school students are being handcuffed and arrested in staggering numbers.  When I was young we would joke that going to school was like going to prison, but today that is actually true.

The following are 18 signs that life in our public schools is now very similar to life in our prisons....

#1 Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has announced that school officials can search the cell phones and laptops of public school students if there are "reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the law or the rules of the school."

#2 It came out in court that one school district in Pennsylvania secretly recorded more than 66,000 images of students using webcams that were embedded in school-issued laptops that the students were using at home.

#3 If you can believe it, a "certified TSA official" was recently brought in to oversee student searches at the Santa Fe High School prom.

#4... (more)
Here's some other recent gems:
> D.A.R.E. to Snitch on Your Parents and Get Taken by Social Services
> Students Tagged with RFID Chips in "Smart Badge Program"

See also:
The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher - By John Taylor Gatto, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991

An Open Letter to the Troops: You're Not Defending Our Freedoms posted 06/01/2011, 7:04 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Dear Troops:

Yesterday – Memorial Day – some people asserted, once again, that you are “defending our freedoms” overseas.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Those people are just repeating tired old mantras. The reality is that you are not defending our freedoms with your actions overseas. In fact, it is the exact opposite. Your actions overseas are placing our freedoms here at home in ever-greater jeopardy.

Consider
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The Heavy Cost of the Bush-Obama Murder Rampage posted 06/01/2011, 7:03 PM (Anthony Gregory)
[Category: Commentary]
In every election cycle, the politicians love to pretend there is a difference among them on the foreign policy questions. Yet on these issues of unsurpassed importance, we see the Democrats and Republicans are all part of the same bloodthirsty gang.

On the superficial level of presidential politics, Obama and Bush appeared light-years apart. They play opposites in the DC-approved official culture war between those who pretend to be genuine red-blooded Americans of
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Exporting Thuggery posted 06/01/2011, 7:03 PM (Darian Worden)
[Category: Commentary]
A report in the Guardian reveals that the British Ministry of Defense has trained, and continues to train, the Saudi Arabian force that helped suppress demonstrations in Bahrain earlier this year ("UK training Saudi forces used to crush Arab spring," 28 May 2011). As usual, those who rule are more concerned with maintaining the "stability" of their power than they are with the people on the receiving end of their ... (more)

If This Is the Free Market, Why Do I Feel So Unfree? posted 06/01/2011, 7:02 PM (Kevin Carson)
[Category: Commentary]
It’s remarkable, considering how frequently our politicians and cable news commentariat remind us of the “free market” we live in, just how existentially unfree things seem down here where the rubber meets the road.  We constantly see the Washington Consensus and the neoliberal order equated to “our free market system.”  But as I always understood it, a free market was simply a system of free exchange.  So why does this so-called “free market system” seem to require, for its survival, a regime o... (more)

What's Not to Like about a Regulatory Nudge? posted 06/01/2011, 7:02 PM (William L. Anderson)
[Category: Commentary]
Now that we are more than a decade into the third millennium, I wish the political classes would stop their incessant references to "21st-century" plans and "21st-century" regulations. They talk as if living in the year 2011 gives government some special new access to the truth. Washington is full of this nonsense, and perhaps no one is more full of it than Cass Sunstein, coauthor of The Daily Mail online’s article Revealed: The £5m raised by one camera on Britain's most baffling road (May 29, 2011) reports that “Motorists have been fined a staggering £5 million for driving down a quiet residential street which has been dubbed 'Bri... (more)

Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos posted 06/01/2011, 6:59 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Okay, this is just getting ridiculous. A few weeks back, we noted that Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Cornyn and Christopher Coons had proposed a new bill that was designed to make "streaming" infringing material a felony. At the time, the actual text of the bill wasn't available, but we assumed, naturally, that it would just extend "public performance" righ... (more)

Socialism Meets the Drug War posted 06/01/2011, 6:57 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger )
[Category: Commentary]
The headline of this recent New York Times article highlights the problem: “Drug Trade Flourishes in Spanish Port Town.” The article is referring to the Spanish town of Barbate, Spain, a port town located in the southern region of Andalusia.

Like other socialist countries, such as Greece, Italy, and Portugal, Spain is suffering a severe economic collapse as a result of the massive
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Stimulus Wears Off posted 06/01/2011, 6:56 PM (Michael Pento)
[Category: Economy]
The artificially engineered U.S. recovery is already starting to falter as a continuous procession of disappointing data continues to confirm the sad truth. Recent numbers on GDP, durable goods, housing, regional manufacturing, initial unemployment claims and leading economic indicators all indicate a sharp slowdown in GDP growth. Just today the ADP Employment report showed that the private sector added a paltry 38,000 jobs in May, down from 177,000 jobs in April, significantly below expectation... (more)

Peter Schiff: Markets swoon on double dip fears posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]

Schiiff Report Video Blog June 1st 2011

How the Patriot Act affects my small business and makes me racist posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (Project Idealism)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
For almost the past five years, I've been running my little software company. Sometimes employing people, sometimes sending along work to independent contractors, working to build wealth with software, and feeding my kids and paying my mortgage with the skills that I've acquired.

In short, I'm a small business, and a productive member of the economy of the United States.

I've realized though that there's something terribly wrong.

I'm worried that the
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Welfare State To Require Drug Tests -- Bans Bath Salts posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (Libertarian News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Florida’s mini-dictator Gov. Rick Scott has signed a law that requires welfare recipients to get drug tested. [...] In addition to requiring the beneficiaries of stolen loot to submit to drug testing, Scott also signed a law that protects people from abusing bath salts; by banning them.

Rockwell interviews Will Grigg on the Paramilitary Police Occupation of America posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (Lew Rockwell)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
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Paramilitary police are a relatively recent state invention. They’ve metastasized into a domestic occupation force, enhancing government, institutionalizing injustice, plundering with permission, Tasing with perversion, cloaked in full immunity, and not protecting people. Whatever you do, don’t call 911. As a mundane, your home is no longer your castle.

Criminals In San Diego Police Department posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The San Diego Police Department has finally done it! They get their shot at having the highest incarceration rate in the world. But not among the residents of San Diego, among the ranks of the SDPD itself.

Ron Paul and Dana Rohrabacher Propose Legislation That Would Make Medical Marijuana a Business (Almost) Like Any Other posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (Reason Magazine)
[Category: Resistance]
Two medical marijuana bills introduced in the House of Representatives late last week could go a long way toward legitimizing medical marijuana shops.

Tiny Payout In TSA Breast Exposure Lawsuit posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (The Smoking Gun)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
JUNE 1--The U.S. government paid a paltry $2350 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Texas woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a vigorous frisking at a Texas airport, records show.

Anti-Piracy Groups Send 3.6 Million File-Sharing Cash Demands posted 06/01/2011, 6:55 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
As the United States recoils in horror at the rapid acceleration of so-called ‘speculative invoicing’ schemes designed to force cash from alleged file-sharers, over in Europe the Germans are showing how it’s really done. According to information published by Germany’s Internet industry association, rightsholders there are targeting 300,000 alleged file-sharers every month – a staggering 3.6 million a year.



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