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Archived News Friday March 2nd, 2012
The Free State Movement: Political Migration in Our Time posted 03/02/2012, 7:58 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
If you are willing to look past mainstream media coverage of American politics, you can actually find exciting and interesting activities taking place that rise above lobbying, voting, graft and corruption.

Consider the Free State Project. It is an attempt, and a surprisingly successful one, to inspire a political migration by lovers to liberty to New Hampshire. It is not about lobbying, forming a political party, populating a real estate development or anything like that. It is about seeking a place to live and let live in these times when the political culture seems to be about everything but that.

The idea is to gather people with some consciousness of the idea of liberty so that they can live peacefully among friends and influence the political culture in a way that brings more freedom or at least protects what we have. As the statement that Free Staters sign says: "I will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of life, liberty and property."

I had heard of this movement for years, but, frankly, didn't pay much attention to it. I suppose that with only a passing glance, it seemed sort of cranky and unworkable, just another scheme. I was completely wrong. This is a serious movement that is achieving real results, as I observed when I was invited to attend the annual Liberty Forum in Nashua, N.H.

Why New Hampshire? It is the "Live Free or Die" state without a sales or income tax. It has low population density, which increases the chances that the influence of the libertarians can be felt in the culture and the Statehouse. It has lower business regulations than the rest of the country, and wonderful homespun culture that turns out to be highly tolerant toward cultural and political eccentricity.

The whole notion really began in 2001 with research by politica
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Why Individualism is More Compassionate than Collectivism posted 03/02/2012, 7:57 PM (J.G. Vibes)
[Category: Commentary]
Throughout most of the world people are taught to look at reality in a very polarized way. When certain issues are presented to us through mainstream circles they are usually oversimplified to the point where all concepts are either black or white, and all people are either good or bad, with no in between.

The reality of the situation is that things are much more complicated than that; there are usually many different ways of looking at things and many different sides to the stor
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30 Stupid Things The Government Is Spending Money On posted 03/02/2012, 7:57 PM (The American Dream)
[Category: Economy]
If you want to get paid for doing something stupid, just turn to the U.S. government.  The U.S. government is paying researchers to play video games, it is paying researchers to study the effects of cocaine on Japanese quail and it has spent millions of dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.  The amount of money that the government wastes is absolutely horrifying.  Do you remember all of that political wrangling over the debt ceiling deal last year?  Do you remember how our p... (more)

Don't Snoop: The Government Hates Competition posted 03/02/2012, 7:55 PM (Becky Akers)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The State owns among its characteristics a hypocrisy as stunning, fatal, and over-the-top as its double standards. And both are on horrific display in New Jersey this week.

We first survey the trial of Dharun Ravi, formerly a freshman at Rutgers University. This week Our Rulers continued savaging him, as they have for the past 18 months, because his roommate committed suicide. Yes, in defiance of all justice and common sense, the socialist State now holds us responsi
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Constitutional showdown voided: Feds decrypt laptop without defendant’s help posted 03/02/2012, 7:55 PM (ArsTechnica)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Colorado federal authorities have decrypted a laptop seized from a bank-fraud defendant, mooting a judge’s order that the defendant unlock the hard drive so the government could use its contents as evidence against her.

[...]“They must have used or found successful one of the passwords the co-defendant provided them,” Fricosu’s attorney, Philip Dubois, said in a telephone interview Wednesday.

Banker Bonuses: Wall Streeter Who Complained About $350K Salary Responds to The Outrage posted 03/02/2012, 7:55 PM (Daily Ticker)
[Category: Economy]
After being cited in a Bloomberg article about the impact of falling Wall Street bonuses, Andrew Schiff is feeling the heat from Americans outraged that someone (anyone) who makes $350,000 a year could complain about their lot in life. The story has gone viral, sparked a boatload of copycat pieces and blogs, most of them highly critical of Schiff, who says he's receiv... (more)
Peter Schiff's brother is being vilified because he dared to complain about the skyrocketing cost of living in the US.

Here he is talking about this story on The Peter Schiff Show, download the show from March 1st, skip to 60:00.

One Month to Go Until We Have the World's Highest Corporate Tax Rate posted 03/02/2012, 7:55 PM (
[Category: Economy]
Just one month from today, Japan will lower their corporate income tax rate from 39.5 to 35 percent. When they do so, the United States will officially have the dubious distinction of possessing the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world, a federal/state integrated rate of 39.2 percent.

Family Says Chicago Cops Peed on Their Mail posted 03/02/2012, 7:54 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO (CN) - A family claims Chicago police broke into their house, urinated on their mail, spit in the coffee maker, stomped and slapped them and told them "You've been punk'd," while searching for someone who had not lived there for at least a year.

South Side residents Estella Walker, Ray Robinson Sr., Ray Robinson Jr., George Graham and Cornelius Burns sued the City of Chicago, Officer Sergio Martinez, and other unnamed officers in the Federal Court. Walker is Robinson
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On the bright side, we are getting high quality services for our tax money!

98-year-old woman faces gambling charge posted 03/02/2012, 7:54 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police have summoned a 98-year-old and about 40 other elderly women to court to face gambling charges after raiding their weekly poker party.

The women, mostly in their 70s, were stunned to receive a court summons this week, more than two years since the raid, said Yioula Diakantoni, the daughter of the 98-year-old.

Cyprus drops gambling charges against 98-year-old woman and friends over poker/bridge party posted 03/02/2012, 7:54 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ attorney general has dropped gambling charges against about 40 elderly women, including a 98-year-old, whose weekly poker-and-bridge party had been raided by police.

The women, mostly in their 70s, had became a local cause celebre after receiving a court summons this week. Interviews with 98-year-old Eftychia Yiasemidou appeared in several media outlets.

Shocking video: Libyan rebels cage black Africans, force-feed them flags posted 03/02/2012, 7:53 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

A shocking video has appeared on the Internet showing Libyan rebels torturing a group of black Africans. People with their hands bound are shown being locked in a zoo-like cage and forced to eat the old Libyan flag. ­"Eat the flag, you dog. Patience you dog, patience. God is Great," screams a voice off-camera.
Ahh, the wonders of US liberation!

Iran: Scapegoat for a Bankrupt Empire posted 03/02/2012, 7:53 PM (Tim Kelly)
[Category: Commentary]
Over the last few years the United States has been obsessed with preventing Iran from developing its own nuclear weapon. This obsession has been made even more curious by the fact that American politicians appear to be at odds with their own intelligence services on the issue.

Mexico Adopts Alarming Surveillance Legislation posted 03/02/2012, 7:53 PM (
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Mexican legislature today adopted a surveillance legislation that will grant the police warrantless access to real time user location data. The bill was adopted almost unanimously with 315 votes in favor, 6 against, and 7 abstentions. It has been sent to the President for his approval.

There is significant potential
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RIAA CEO Hopes SOPA Protests Were a 'One-Time Thing' posted 03/02/2012, 7:53 PM (InternetEvolution)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
To some, January 18th -- the day the Internet came together in protest of SOPA and PIPA -- was seen as a day of important democratic action. To others, like the RIAA's CEO Cary Sherman, it was seen as a great failure of the democratic system. An act of "demagoguery" rather than "democracy."

WikiLeaks Diplomatic Cables FOIA Documents posted 03/02/2012, 7:53 PM (
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
In June 2011, the ACLU filed suit against the State Department to enforce a FOIA request seeking 23 embassy cables previously disclosed by WikiLeaks. The agency released redacted versions of 11 and withheld the other 12 in full.

The five excerpts below show the government’s selective and self-serving decisions to withhold information. Because the leaked versions of these cables have already been widely distributed, the redacted releases provide unique insight into the government’s
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Leaked Stratfor Emails: Analysts Didn't Believe Bin Laden Was Buried At Sea posted 03/02/2012, 7:52 PM (Business Insider)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Stratfor analysts did not believe that Osama bin Laden was buried at sea, according to Stratfor emails leaked by WikiLeaks.

The Windows 8 Kill Switch: A Hacker's Dream Come True posted 03/02/2012, 7:52 PM (PG Magazine)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The more I read, the more I wonder how so many people can miss the real danger this poses to the average user. I immediately ask, what happens if a hacker cracks the mechanism and can write some malicious code to brick millions of computers? Or worse, with all the already infected machines we know exist, what if their Trojan Horse overlords simply call up the bricking code to hide their tracks?

Copyright Kings Are Judge, Jury and Executioner on YouTube posted 03/02/2012, 7:52 PM (Wired)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
On Friday, a YouTube user named eeplox posted a question to the support forums, regarding a copyright complaint on one of his videos. YouTube’s automated Content ID system flagged a video of him foraging a salad in a field, claiming the background music matched a composition licensed by Rumblefish, a music licensing firm in Portland, Oregon.

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