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Archived News Friday November 2nd, 2012
Looking Beyond Election Day: The Issues That Threaten to Derail the Nation posted 11/02/2012, 5:04 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
While it may be months before the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy can be fully resolved, Americans cannot afford to lose sight of the very real and pressing issues that threaten to derail the nation.

What follows is an overview of the major issues that both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, despite their respective billion dollar war chests, have failed to mention during their extensive campaign trail stumping and televised debates. These are issues that aren’t going away anytime soon. Indeed, unless we take a proactive approach to the problems that loom large before us, especially as they relate to America’s ongoing transformation into a police state, we may find that they are here to stay.

Militarized police. Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces are being transformed from peace officers to heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones. As Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, observed, “Today, 17,000 local police forces are equipped with such military equipment as Blackhawk helicopters, machine guns, grenade launchers, battering rams, explosives, chemical sprays, body armor, night vision, rappelling gear and armored vehicles. Some have tanks.” In other words, what we are witnessing is an inversion of the police-civilian relationship.

Drones. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors and radar. Some drones are capable of hijacking Wi-Fi networks and intercepting electronic comm
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U.S. military's secret experiment sprayed radiation on low-income housing posted 11/02/2012, 5:04 AM (The Raw Story)
[Category: History]
A college professor from St. Louis, Missouri has released research claiming that the U.S. Army conducted secret Cold War tests by spraying toxic radioactive chemicals on cities like St. Louis and Corpus Christi.

St. Louis Community College-Meramec sociology professor Lisa Martino-Taylor told The Associated Press that her research showed that the Army may have sprayed radioactive particles with z
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Obama and Civil Liberties: The Prospect of Four More Years posted 11/02/2012, 5:04 AM (Anthony Gregory)
[Category: Commentary]
Most voters prioritize the economy and far behind that comes foreign policy, where both major presidential candidates offer more of the same. One can make arguments that on these important issues, one side is worse than the other. But another important set of issues, those of civil liberties, has gotten much less attention than jobs, health care, or war. This is unfortunate because precedents set today on questions of law enforcement, presidential power, detention policy, surveillance, and the r... (more)

Behind the Scenes: Mitt Romney speaks about Mormon faith posted 11/02/2012, 5:04 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

This is an interesting clip of Romney acting like an actual human-being arguing with a radio host during a break about his Mormonism. It doesn't seem like he's fully aware he is being recorded, regardless he actually talks about his Mormon beliefs, which is a big "no-no," in that a politician expressing anything but the most popular "acceptable" politically correct vi
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Doug Casey on the Election of 2012 posted 11/02/2012, 5:04 AM (Casey Research)
[Category: Commentary]
Editor's Note: Your editor caught up with Doug Casey backstage at the New Orleans Investment Conference, where we both had just given talks.

L: Doug, I know you're no fan of either presidential candidate – a pox on both their houses – but we got more questions today about what would happen to our investments if one or the other would win than just about anything else. So, what do you think – does it matter? Should we play things diff
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BitTorrent Pirate Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million Damages For Sharing 10 Movies posted 11/02/2012, 5:03 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A federal court in Illinois has handed down the largest ever damages award in a BitTorrent case. In a default judgment defendant Kywan Fisher from Hampton, Virginia is ordered to pay $1,500,000 to adult entertainment company Flava Works for sharing 10 of their movies on BitTorrent. The huge total was reached through penalties of $150,000 per movie, the maximum possible statutory damages under U.S. copyright law. It’s expected that the verdict will be used to motivate other BitTorrent defendants ... (more)
There is absolutely no requirement to rule against him for not defending himself, the judge 100% could have ruled against it, ruled to delay the case until a defense is mounted, etc., the judge had many many options, he sided with the copyright fascists. - Chris, InfoLib

Price Gouging Laws Are Causing Gas Shortages posted 11/02/2012, 5:03 AM (James Ostrowski)
[Category: Economy]
Contrary to what politicians such as Romney, Gary Johnson, Obama and Chris Christie would say, it's during emergencies when you need liberty the most. (Thanks to "Baldy" Harper for that insight.) Here's an object lesson. New York has a silly law making it illegal to raise prices during an emergency. It's almost beside the point that the law itself is unintelligible.

The effect of the law is to dis
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Dr. Shaygan's Saga: Prosecutorial Misconduct in the War on Pain Docs posted 11/02/2012, 5:01 AM (
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In what could become an historic case, a Florida doctor acquitted of drug dealing charges over his prescribing practices is asking the US Supreme Court to reinstate a $600,000 award made to him by a lower court after federal prosecutors were found to have engaged in misconduct that was "vexatious, frivolous, or in bad faith." That language comes from the Hyde Amendment, enacted in 1997, which gives federal judges the power to force the government to pay attorney's fees to acquitted defendants if... (more)

Never Forget: Leniency is for the Powerful posted 11/02/2012, 5:00 AM (Will Grigg)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Former Idaho State Senator John McGee served 39 days in jail after pleading guilty to a single charge of disturbing the peace. McGee had been accused of repeatedly making obscene propositions to a female employee in his office at the state Capitol.

Several months earlier, McGee had been arrested after he commandeered – and wrecked – an SUV that didn’t belong to him during a drunken rampage. I
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West Virginia: Traffic Stop Cannot Be Used to Justify Home Search posted 11/02/2012, 5:00 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police may not use a traffic stop as a pretext to enter a man's "crib," a federal judge ruled last week. US District Judge Irene M. Keeley last week adopted the findings of a federal magistrate overturning the evidence a Morgantown police officer obtained by following a West Virginia man, Samad Harvey, into his home. Harvey had been one of three black men in a silver Jaguar stopped by Officer Kenneth Walker Murphy on University Avenue at around 9:45pm on December 16, 2010.

"My or
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LAPD Withholds Key Details posted 11/02/2012, 5:00 AM (
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Los Angeles Times:
The Los Angeles Police Department’s news release on an Oct. 12 officer-involved shooting seemed fairly routine.

Officers searching for several suspects who had fled after being stopped for questioning found one hiding under an SUV on Woodlawn Avenue in South L.A. The officers pulled the suspect out by his ankles, saw what looked like a metalli
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Hope Springs Eternal Award posted 11/02/2012, 5:00 AM (
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Associated Press:
A Metro Nashville police officer charged with domestic violence has been disciplined 31 times in his 24-year career.

The Tennessean reports ( ) Andre Johnson was decommissioned earlier this month after he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. Last week he was booked on another domestic violence ch
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Police State: Growth Rate of Cops Exceeds Population Growth posted 11/02/2012, 4:59 AM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a report demonstrating the growth of police in the United States.

The survey was conducted wi
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TSA Screener Arrested For Alleged Raping Boy posted 11/02/2012, 4:59 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A TSA agent from Cleveland has been arrested for allegedly raping a young boy, just the latest example of an employee of the federal agency being accused of child molestation while carrying out pat downs of children on the job.

Returning from Germany, the TSA screener, who remains unnamed until he is charged, was arrested on a warrant at Newark Airport in New Jersey.

The man was arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting a young boy from Northeast Ohio.
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Ex-Chicago cop gets 18 months for extorting payoffs posted 11/02/2012, 4:59 AM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Chicago police officer was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal prison for using his police muscle to extort protection payoffs from heroin and crack dealers in the Ida B. Wells public housing complex.

Kallatt Mohammed, 47, remained defiant, telling U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman he was just following the orders of his superior officer so he could get time off to visit his children in Ohio.

"I never planned to do it. I never took anything th
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Nearly 100 Dogs Shot by Metro Police Since 2010 posted 11/02/2012, 4:59 AM (WSBTV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ATLANTA — A Channel 2 Action News investigation found nearly 100 cases of local officers shooting dogs within the past two years.

The investigation looked into the heartbreaking circumstances when a police officer kills a family pet -- probably one of the most difficult scenarios for a pet owner and for police.

Nearly two years after Basil was shot and killed in an empty lot by Fulton County Marshals, Elizabeth and Carey Cullifer said they still feel every bit of th
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Whitaker police officer who used gun to break window and threaten motorist suspended for 10 days posted 11/02/2012, 4:59 AM (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Whitaker police officer who used his gun to break the window of a motorist's car, then threatened to file charges unless she paid for the damage to his firearm, has been suspended without pay, according to the borough's mayor.

William S. Davis, 35, has surrendered his badge and keys to the borough's police chief and will remain suspended for cause and without pay for 10 business days, according to a statement today from Mayor John F. Karichko.

Borough council wi
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New Obamacare Tax Form Mandates Americans Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS posted 11/02/2012, 4:52 AM (Americans for Tax Reform)
[Category: Economy]
When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Me
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Rafael Prieto, Secret Service Agent, Dies In Apparent Suicide posted 11/02/2012, 4:52 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Secret Service agent who was being investigated by the government for failing to disclose a long-standing relationship with a foreign citizen killed himself last week in Washington, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

Rafael Prieto, a married father assigned to the security detail for President Barack Obama, had acknowledged to U.S. investigators that he had been having an affair for years with a woman from Mexico, these people sai
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German Politicians Demand to See Gold in US Federal Reserve posted 11/02/2012, 4:52 AM (
[Category: Economy]
For decades, almost half of Germany's gold has been stored deep below the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Now, with the euro crisis swirling, German politicians are asking their central bankers to take stock of the reserves. Some even say that the gold should be shipped home.

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