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Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
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Archived News Friday December 2nd, 2011
20 Examples of the Obama Administration Assault on Domestic Civil Liberties posted 12/02/2011, 10:57 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Obama administration has affirmed, continued and expanded almost all of the draconian domestic civil liberties intrusions pioneered under the Bush administration. Here are twenty examples of serious assaults on the domestic rights to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, the right to privacy, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of conscience that have occurred since the Obama administration has assumed power. Consider these and then decide if there is any fundamental difference between the Bush presidency and the Obama presidency in the area of domestic civil liberties.

Patriot Act

On May 27, 2011, President Obama, over widespread bipartisan objections, approved a Congressional four year extension of controversial parts of the Patriot Act that were set to expire. In March of 2010, Obama signed a similar extension of the Patriot Act for one year. These provisions allow the government, with permission from a special secret court, to seize records without the owner’s knowledge, conduct secret surveillance of suspicious people who have no known ties to terrorist groups and to obtain secret roving wiretaps on people.

Criminalization of Dissent and Militarization of the Police

Anyone who has gone to a peace or justice protest in recent years has seen it – local police have been turned into SWAT teams, and SWAT teams into heavily armored military. Officer Friendly or even Officer Unfriendly has given way to police uniformed like soldiers with SWAT shields, shin guards, heavy vests, military helmets, visors, and vastly increased firepower. Protest police sport ninja turtle-like outfits and are accompanied by helicopters, special tanks, and even sound blasting vehicles first used in Iraq. Wireless fingerprint scanners first used by troops in Iraq are now being utilized by local police departments to check motorists. Facial recognition software intr
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Have You Heard About The 16 Trillion Dollar Bailout The Federal Reserve Handed To The Too Big To Fail Banks? posted 12/02/2011, 10:57 AM (The Economic Collapse)
[Category: Economy]
What you are about to read should absolutely astound you.  During the last financial crisis, the Federal Reserve secretly conducted the biggest bailout in the history of the world, and the Fed fought in court for several years to keep it a secret.  Do you remember the TARP bailout?  The American people were absolutely outraged that the federal government spent 700 billion dollars bailing out the "too big to fail" banks.  Well, that bailout was pocket change compared to what the Federal Reserve d... (more)

Cop Block's Ademo Charged With Wiretapping (For Calling School/Police and Asking For Comment On Videotape of Policeman Attacking Student) posted 12/02/2011, 10:57 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

Ademo from is unfortunately facing false wiretapping charges again, this time because he recorded some calls to police and to a school principle asking them for comment on an incident in the news. Here's more details on the case from CopBlock.

Cops file suit against journalist for releasing video of them allegedly assaulting man posted 12/02/2011, 10:57 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
A lawyer representing four Santa Fe Police officers wants a television reporter to reveal how he got a video of an incident that led to disciplinary actions against the officers.

KOB-TV's Gadi Schwartz aired a segment from a dashboard-camera video of two officers subduing a man in a Walmart parking lot last year.

[...]Police officers Troy Baker, Steve Cosban, Matthew Champlin, Daniel Parsons and Joshua Ramirez were i
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Republican Jewish Coalition Bars Ron Paul From Presidential Debate, Saying He's Too "misguided and extreme" posted 12/02/2011, 10:57 AM (Reason)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Republican Jewish Coalition will host a presidential-candidates forum fe... (more)

Fox News Studio In Manhattan Gets 24/7 Protection By NYPD, Costs Taxpayers Over $500,000/Yr posted 12/02/2011, 10:57 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The NYPD provides Fox News's midtown Manhattan studios 24/7 protection, The Daily Beast reports, more than any other media organization in the city.

ABC, NBC and CBS pay for their own private security details whereas, according to one security expert, Fox News's around-the-clock protection by the boys in blue costs city taxpayers at least $500,000 a year.

Holder Asks America to Remain "Vigilant," Report Intellectual-Property Crime posted 12/02/2011, 10:57 AM (Wired)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The War on Terror seems so yesterday.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder urged Americans to fink on their neighbors and report intellectual-property offenses like popping or hawking unapproved pharmaceuticals and downloading music and movies illegally.

The announcement at the White House came as the Justice Department kicked off a public campaign against intellectual-property theft, which like all successful wars against societal scourges, will have public-ser
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Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal posted 12/02/2011, 10:56 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
One in three people in Switzerland download unauthorized music, movies and games from the Internet and since last year the government has been wondering what to do about it. This week their response was published and it was crystal clear. Not only will downloading for personal use stay completely legal, but the copyright holders won’t suffer because of it, since people eventually spend the money saved on entertainment products.

Switzerland, just as in dozens of other countries, th
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Loving Egypt’s Military Dictatorship posted 12/02/2011, 10:55 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
The disingenuousness of the U.S. government clearly has no bounds. What better example than its recent, somewhat lackadaisical call on the Egyptian military to relinquish power to the civilian sector?

After all, guess who’s been propping up and supporting Egypt’s military dictatorship for decades. Yes, the democracy-loving U.S. government. Billions and billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money have been sent to Egypt’s military dictators, year after year, decade after decade. T
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Armed U.S. police officers will for the first time be allowed to operate in Canada posted 12/02/2011, 10:55 AM (The Star)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
OTTAWA—Armed U.S. police officers will for the first time be allowed to operate in Canada along with the RCMP as part of far-reaching changes in Canadian-American border operations to be unveiled next week by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama.

The joint action plan to be announced at the White House will also break new ground by introducing exit-entry records that will track the movements of everyone who leaves the United States or Canada, with the informati
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Lamar Smith Tries To Defend SOPA; Suggests That Infringement Is The Equivalent Of Child Porn posted 12/02/2011, 10:54 AM ( Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Rep. Lamar Smith, who introduced SOPA in the House, has now taken to the pages of the National Review to defend the bill... and yet he does so in a way that makes almost no sense at all. Frankly, some of it makes me wonder if he even recognizes what's in his own bill... and what existing law is.

A win-win on drugs? Fighting gangs by legalizing pot posted 12/02/2011, 10:54 AM (GlobalPost)
[Category: Geopolitics]
MALMO, Sweden — Copenhagen just got a lot closer to legalizing the sale of pot.

If approved by the Danish parliament, next year the city could grant licenses to individual marijuana growers. City-owned shops would then sell their crop to the public.

That prospect was deeply amusing to Israel, a burly dreadlocked Cuban in Christiania, the city’s self-declared “free town.”

"I will grow it!" he said with excessive zeal. "I’ve got this big bag of seeds."<
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Rip Immunity Away from D.A.s and Law Enforcement posted 12/02/2011, 10:54 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
What happens to a justice system when it grants legal immunity to those in power for their malicious acts toward the innocent and vulnerable? A 6-year-old boy is charged with first-degree sexual assault for playing doctor with friends; the Class B felony can be punished by up to 60 years imprisonment.

Peter Schiff Talks to the 1 Percent! "We're not even near the bottom yet!" posted 12/02/2011, 10:50 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]

"You Got this Occupy Wall Street crowd that wants to have a communist revolution," says investment guru and outspoken defender of free enterprise Peter Schiff, "but hopefully we can have more of a free-market...second American revolution and understand all the pain we're about to endure is because of government. It's not because of capitalism."

Schiff ca
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Gold Producers Poised Like 'Coiled Spring' to Rally posted 12/02/2011, 10:50 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
Gold mining stocks are trading at their cheapest level in at least nine years even as the industry's profits are estimated to almost double this year and bullion trades close to its historic high.

The benchmark NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index (HUI) that includes Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands Up