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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
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The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
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Archived News Sunday April 18th, 2010
The Entertainment Industry's Dystopia of the Future posted 04/18/2010, 12:13 AM (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
We're not easily shocked by entertainment industry overreaching; unfortunately, it's par for the course. But we were taken aback by the wish list the industry submitted in response to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator's request for comments on the forthcoming "Joint Strategic Plan" for intellectual property enforcement. The comments submitted by various organizations provide a kind of window into how these organizations view both intellectual property and the public interest. For example, EFF and other public interest groups have asked the IPEC to take a balanced approach to intellectual property enforcement, paying close attention to the actual harm caused, the potential unexpected consequences of government intervention, and compelling countervailing priorities.

The joint comment filed by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and others stands as a sharp contrast, mapping out a vision of the future where Big Media priorities are woven deep into the Internet, law enforcement, and educational institutions.

Consider the following, all taken from the entertainment industry's submission to the IPEC.

"Anti-infringement" software for home computers
There are several technologies and methods that can be used by network administrators and providers...these include [consumer] tools for managing copyright infringement from the home (based on tools used to protect consumers from viruses and malware).
In other words, the entertainment industry thinks consumers should voluntarily install software that constantly scans our computers and identifies (and perhaps deletes) files found to be "infringing." It's hard to believe t
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ACTA Treaty: Can Seize, Destroy Your PC, Electronics posted 04/18/2010, 12:13 AM (Infopackets.com)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a far-reaching proposal that the U.S. government has insisted was too sensitive to be exposed to the public. Now that the 44-page document (PDF) has been leaked, it's easy to see why the U.S. wanted to keep it a secret. (Source: die-linke.de)

ACTA, in its present form, is heralded by the Film and Music industries and their fight against pirac
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Digital Economy Act: This means war posted 04/18/2010, 12:13 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
With the rushed passage into law of the Digital Economy Act this month, the fight over copyright enters a new phase. Previous to this, most copyfighters operated under the rubric that a negotiated peace was possible between the thrashing entertainment giants and civil society.

But now that the BPI and its mates have won themselves the finest law that money can buy -- a law that establishes an unprecedented realm of web Bob Ostertag, writing for the Huffington Post, is ecstatic. He takes comfort in a poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS supposedly revealing that Tea Party supporters are college educated upper income white men over the age of 45.

“W
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The Obama DOJ's warrantless demands for e-mails posted 04/18/2010, 12:13 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A very significant case involving core privacy protections is now being litigated, where the Obama Justice Department is seeking to obtain from Yahoo "all emails" sent and received by multiple Yahoo email accounts, despite the fact that DOJ has never sought, let alone obtained, a search warrant, and despite there being no notice of any kind to the email account holders:
In a brief filed Tuesday afterno... (more)

Former NSA executive charged in newspaper leak case posted 04/18/2010, 12:13 AM (AFP)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A former senior executive of the top secret National Security Agency (NSA) who allegedly leaked classified information to a newspaper reporter via email has been indicted on multiple charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Thomas Drake, 52, was charged in a 10-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Maryland, the department said in a statement.

Drake, who served as a high-ranking employee at the NSA between 2001 and 2008, is accused
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James Mandarino, Streamwood Police Officer, Caught On Video BEATING Motorist (VIDEO) posted 04/18/2010, 12:13 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ronald Bell, 28, victim of a police beating caught on film.

James Mandarino, the suburban police officer who was caught on tape delivering a savage beating to a suspect, was charged Thursday with official misconduct and aggravated battery.

Mandarino had followed the man, 28-year-old Ronald Bell, for around 30 seconds early on March 28th, according t
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Cops Demand $2,000 From Group To Allow Protest posted 04/18/2010, 12:12 AM (Vindy.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A rally that was planned to protest a ban on gun sales within city limits is turning into a quick protest march, and its organizer is backing out of promoting it.

The Youngstown State University branch of the Young Americans for Liberty had planned a rally at the city building on Tenney Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

But Varg Freeborn, the YSU chapter's president, said Tuesday that the city police chief has ordered the group to pay $2,000 for four to six police o
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Banksters Rally Round Fed To Keep Bailout Trillions Secret posted 04/18/2010, 12:12 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Economy]
The largest commercial banks in the U.S. are ready to go all the way to the Supreme Court to block the public release of details pertaining to the Federal Reserve's 2008 secretive $2 trillion bailout.

Bloomberg News reports that The Clearing House Association LLC, a group that includes Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., have teamed with the Fed to rally
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Lawyer: School issued laptops took thousands of images of students posted 04/18/2010, 12:12 AM (Philadelphia Inquirer)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
This photo, allegedly taken surreptitiously by the Lower Merion School District through a laptop web camera, shows Blake Robbins sleeping at home at 5 p.m. on Oct 26. (Photo provided by the Robbins family)

The system that Lower Merion school officials used to track lost and stolen laptops wound up secretly capturing thousands of images, including photographs of students in their homes, Web sites they visited, and excerpts of their online chats, says a new motion filed in a
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Arizona legalizes carrying concealed gun without a permit posted 04/18/2010, 12:12 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Resistance]
In Arizona, it's now legal for (most) adults to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer just signed the legislation, putting her state in the same camp as Alaska and Vermont.

The state had issued 154,000 permits under the old law, which required background checks and instruction. Gun buyers still face federal background checks when purchasing weapons from a store.
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FBI destroyed file on Obama's grandfather, journalist discloses posted 04/18/2010, 12:12 AM (Australian Conservative)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
The FBI destroyed a file on Barack Obama’s grandfather, the man who selected Communist Frank Marshall Davis to be the future president’s mentor during his growing-up years in Hawaii.

“The FBI confirms that a file was maintained on Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham,” states Cliff Kincaid, the journalist who runs the public policy group, America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI). “This is a troubling development in
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Murder for Money posted 04/18/2010, 12:12 AM (LRC Blog)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

Finally, a truth-telling merchant-of-death ad, combining the Wikileaks
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College gives files of climate change sceptics to police posted 04/18/2010, 12:11 AM (Express.co.uk)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
THE university embroiled in the scandal over leaked climate change emails has sparked outrage by handing the personal details of climate change sceptics to police.

The University of East Anglia claimed it had been deluged with requests from sceptics under the Freedom of Information Act shortly before hacked emails were published which appeared to show scientists manipulating climate change data.

But the university has angered privacy campaigners after passin
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To man who flipped off Olathe police, a bird in the hand is worth four grand posted 04/18/2010, 12:11 AM (The Kansas City Star)
[Category: Resistance]
Scott Schaper wasn’t happy when he got a ticket in Olathe. He struck back by flashing the officer the finger and giving voice to the gesture.

That got him another ticket for disorderly conduct. And now it has made him $4,000 richer.

City prosecutors dropped the disorderly conduct ticket and Olathe last week agreed its insurance company would pay $4,000 to Schaper and $1,000 to his lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri.
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Gore takes cash for water campaign from chemical firm posted 04/18/2010, 12:11 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Al Gore, the self-styled squeakiest-clean and deepest-green politician in American history, has some explaining to do this weekend. His environmental organisation has taken money to raise awareness about the need for clean water from a controversial chemicals company involved in the aftermath of one of the world's worst pollution disasters.

Dow Chemical, the US firm which now owns the leaking pesticides factory responsible for thousands of deaths in Bhopal, India, is sponsoring
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Health Law Bans New Doctor-Owned Hospitals, Blocks Expansion of Existing Ones posted 04/18/2010, 12:11 AM (CNSNews.com)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The new health care overhaul law, which promised increased access and efficiency in health care, will prevent doctor-owned hospitals from adding more rooms and more beds, says a group that advocates physician involvement in every aspect of health care delivery.

Physician-owned hospitals are advertised as less bureaucratic and more focused on doctor-patient decision making. However, larger corporate hospitals say doctor-owned facilities discriminate in favor of high-income patien
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NBC Reporter Quizzes Black Man at DC Tea Party: 'Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?' posted 04/18/2010, 12:11 AM (Breitbart.tv)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Media Research Center: "There aren’t a lot of African-American men at these events," NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell, a white woman, told Darryl Postell, a black man at a Tea Party rally held Thursday in Washington, DC, pressing him, in an exchange she chose to include in her NBC Nightly News story, to address her prejudiced assumptions: "Have you ever felt uncomfortable?" Postell rejected her loaded premise that race must divide Americans: "No, no, these are my people, Americans."

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These people are so callously racist it's insane. Are there people who actually believe this race baiting propaganda? Are there people out there who don't realize the people endlessly bring up race are the racists?

Detailing Columbia University's Eminent Domain Abuse posted 04/18/2010, 12:11 AM (Reason Magazine)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Armin Rosen, a Columbia University student journalist and senior editor at The Current, the university's "journal of contemporary politics, cultural, & Jewish affairs," has a long and highly detailed account of Columbia's eminent domain abuse in its attempt to control the West Harlem neighborhood of Manhattanville, where the university wants to build a fancy new research campus. As Ros... (more)

Prince George's sergeant in beating video is suspended posted 04/18/2010, 12:11 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Prince George's police have suspended a sergeant who was at the scene of a beating last month of an unarmed University of Maryland student that occurred after crowds took to the streets to celebrate a basketball victory. The beating was caught on a video that surfaced publicly Monday.

Handcuffed: When the Government Wants Your Invention posted 04/18/2010, 12:10 AM (IEEE Spectrum)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A new U.S. court decision gives the government even more rights to use your invention



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