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Archived News Wednesday February 2nd, 2011
Saviors in Uniform? posted 02/02/2011, 1:08 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
"The army is all good men but the police, every policeman is bad," explained Egyptian demonstrator Mustafa Abdel Wahab to Time magazine. Mr. Wahab is as tragically mistaken in the first assessment as he is correct in the second.

In Egypt -- as is the case nearly everywhere else -- the police and army are what Alexander Hamilton called "correspondent appendages of military establishments." Not every individual soldier or policeman is exceptionally depraved, of course. But the institutional purpose of such establishments is to serve the depraved interests of those who control the State. This is why, as Hamilton pointed out, military bodies (which include police agencies) "have a tendency to destroy ... civil and political rights." Decades of "emergency" rule in Egypt have destroyed whatever trivial substantive differences may once have separated the police from the military.

In the late summer of 1994 I spent a couple of weeks in Cairo covering a United Nations conference on population control. That event attracted thousands of people -- politicians, delegates, lobbyists, activists, and journalists -- from around the world. In anticipation of media scrutiny the Mubarak regime made a considerable effort to prettify itself. The cosmetic changes included issuing brand new white uniforms to the heavily-armed police officers who were deployed in small groups everywhere in downtown Cairo.

I remained in Cairo for a few days after the conference ended. It was my expectation that the departure of the Important People would bring about a change in the security situation. In a sense, I was correct: The white uniforms were put away, and the heavily-armed police who prowled the streets reverted to their standard military attire. Like other visitors, I had assumed that the high-profile police p
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TSA Invades Roads & Highways With VIPR Checkpoints posted 02/02/2011, 1:08 AM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The TSA has announced its intention to expand the VIPR program to include roadside inspections of commercial vehicles, setting up a network of internal checkpoints and rolling out security procedures already active in airports, bus terminals and subway stations to roads and highways across the United States.

Up until now, commercial trucks and other vehicles only were subject to warrantless searches and radiation scans at specially designated "state-owned inspection stations
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Homeland Security Seizes Spanish Domain Name That Had Already Been Declared Legal posted 02/02/2011, 1:08 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
It appears that Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division, and their incredibly sloppy domain seizure operations, have moved on to the next phase -- as was promised by both ICE boss, John Morton, and IP Enforcement Coordinator, responds,
So let me get this straight….the government, the same government that punishes success through the tax code, prevents innovation through burdensome regulation, can’t spend withi... (more)

The State Against Families posted 02/02/2011, 1:07 AM (Strike The Root)
[Category: Commentary]
It’s impossible to choose any exact point when the State started destroying families. I’d say it’s been more of a slippery slope than anything else, so you can’t choose any point and say, “This is where it started going downhill.”

But one watershed moment was in 1943, when Americans started having taxes withheld from their paychecks. Before then, Americans paid on tax day. But when they started having money withheld from their checks . . . the effect was great for the State and b
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The Republic Is a Fraud posted 02/02/2011, 1:07 AM (Strike The Root)
[Category: Commentary]
...If someone represents me, he does my bidding. But in the fantasy world of politics, we have “representatives” who claim to simultaneously represent both me and someone who believes the opposite of what I believe--that is, two people who are antagonists. It’s like going to court and having the same lawyer on both defense and prosecution! The only way this can be possible is that these people do not and cannot represent constituents in the pre-1776 sense of the word. Some representative!

Law Officer Wears Ski Mask On Traffic Stops In Houston County Al posted 02/02/2011, 1:07 AM (
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HOUSTON COUNTY: What would you do if two black males, in civilian clothes, turns blue lights on to pull you over, on an unmarked vehicle, and one of the two is wearing a ski mask?

That is happening in Houston County.

Houston County Sheriff Vice Deputy Phillip Small and a black male are pulling people over. The black male with Deputy Small is wearing a ski mask, a bullet proof vest with “ State Police” written on the back and has a big gun on him.

Egypt’s undercover police behind museum looting, group claims posted 02/02/2011, 1:07 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Egyptian security forces have been caught trying to loot priceless artifacts from the museum in Cairo and commit other acts of violence "in an attempt to stoke fear of instability," a rights group claimed Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch emergency director Peter Bouckaert told The Washington Post that police identification cards were found on several wounded looters that broke in to Cairo
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Obama in '08: Forcing Uninsured to Buy Insurance Is Like Forcing Homeless to Buy Homes posted 02/02/2011, 1:06 AM (
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
( - Long before his administration went into federal court to fight 27 states that are now challenging the constitutionality of the federal government forcing people to buy health insurance, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama told Ellen DeGeneres that—unlike his opponent Hillary Clinton—he opposed forcing the uninsured to buy health insurance, saying that it would be like forcing the homeless to buy homes.

“Both of us want to provide health care to all Americans
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My Kind of Government Mandate posted 02/02/2011, 1:06 AM (David Kramer)
[Category: Commentary]
Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced a bill into the state legislature that would require all South Dakota citizens over the age of 21 to purchase a personal firearm for personal protection. They of course know that the bill will never pass. But they are just trying to make the point that their bill is no more legitimate than the section of the Obamacare bill that requir... (more)

Not a joke: Rumsfeld to receive 'Defender of the Constitution Award' at CPAC posted 02/02/2011, 1:06 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will be honored with the "Defender of the Constitution Award" at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual event attended by numerous conservative activists, journalists, and politicians.
I hear the award is a bejeweled Iraqi skull.

Propaganda Dose for the Day: Wikileaks Cables say 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb' posted 02/02/2011, 1:05 AM (The Daily Telegraph)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Some bureaucrat whose job relies on exaggerating the threat of "Al-Qaeda" said in a private email Al-Qaeda was on the brink of killing everyone. In other news, Al-Qaeda may possibly be on the brink of developing a time machine after a DeLorean was seized on the Iraqi border.

Just Under 100,000 Sued In Mass Copyright Infringement Suits Since Start Of 2010 posted 02/02/2011, 1:05 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Between January 1, 2010 and now, 99,924 "John Does" have been sued in this manner. If I don't hurry up and publish this post, I imagine we'll have already passed 100,000.

Google's Childish Response To Microsoft Using Google To Increase Bing Relevance posted 02/02/2011, 1:04 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
It's inevitable as a company gets bigger and older that rather than just competing in the market, it starts attacking competitors and accusing them of doing something "wrong." It's too bad that Google appears to have reached this stage.

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