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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
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
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Archived News Wednesday May 2nd, 2012
Elizabeth Warren Caught in Lie: Claimed To Be "Minority" -- Turns Out She's Only 1/32nd Cherokee Indian posted 05/02/2012, 6:49 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Well, this is embarrassing. Leftist favorite Elizabeth Warren reportedly touted her "minority status" for years, yet now an investigation by the Boston Herald is saying her "minority status" consists in being 1/32nd Cherokee Indian.

Via The Boston Herald:
Desperately scrambling to validate Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage amid questions about whether she used her minority status to further her career, the Harvard Law professor’s campaign last night finally came up with what they claim is a Cherokee connection — her great-great-great-grandmother.

“She would be 1/32nd of Elizabeth Warren’s total ancestry,” noted genealogist Christopher Child said, referring to the candidate’s great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, who is listed on an Oklahoma marriage certificate as Cherokee. Smith is an ancestor on Warren’s mother’s side, Child said.

The missing link comes after Warren’s embattled campaign faced sharp questions about her Native American background in the wake of Herald stories that showed both Harvard Law School and Warren herself had touted her tribal lineage and claimed she was a member of a minority for years.

Warren’s shaken campaign faced another crisis yesterday when it was revealed that beginning in 1986 and continuing through 1995, Warren had listed herself as a minority professor in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a directory of law professors from participating schools.

Warren had flatly denied that she ever touted her Native American background professionally.
This is going to be entertaining.

Obama Proclaims May 1st "Loyalty Day" -- A Day Where We Pledge Our Loyalty to the State posted 05/02/2012, 6:48 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Via Whitehouse.gov:

Presidential Proclamation -- Loyalty Day, 2012

LOYALTY DAY, 2012

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

More than two centuries ago, our Founders laid out a charter that assured the rule of law and the rights of man. Through times of tranquility and the thr
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Middleborough Police Chief Proposes $20 Fine For Swearing posted 05/02/2012, 6:47 AM (CBS Boston)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
MIDDLEBOROUGH (CBS) – Public swearing is so bad in Middleborough that they’re considering a plan to start enforcing a longstanding but rarely-used law.

Folks in town have had enough of kids and some adults who think it’s OK to drop high-volume obscenities in their otherwise bucolic downtown.

“It’s intimidating to my customers,” says business owner Paulette Lilla, “to the people who are out here downtown, and I think it’s a good thing that they’re doing something to
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Greedy Governments and the Double Irish posted 05/02/2012, 6:45 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
Beginning last year, mainstream reporters began kvetching about a rather brilliant tax strategy used by Google, Apple and hundreds of other technology firms. It's been the path to survival for these companies. It relies on a feature of digital goods that would have otherwise been impossible with physical goods. Firms are setting up revenue-receiving subsidiaries in lower-tax states and countries as a means of lowering their overall tax liability.

The most-colorful tactic is called
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Student abandoned in DEA holding cell drank own urine to survive posted 05/02/2012, 6:44 AM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Daniel Chong, a 24-year old student at UC San Diego, was taken into custody during a drug raid and abandoned in a holding cell for five days without food or water, according to NBC San Diego.

“They never came back, ignored all my cries and I still don’t know what happened,” he said. “I’m not sure how they could forget me.”

On April 21, Drug Enforcement Agents raided an
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The Ugly Truth About Obama's War on Medical Marijuana posted 05/02/2012, 6:43 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Commentary]
As the media turns up the heat on Obama's medical marijuana crackdown, one of the excuses he's giving is that they're just going after businesses that are violating state laws. In the President's own words:
The only tension that's come up – and this gets hyped up a lot – is a murky area where you have large-scale, commercial operations that may supply medical marijuana users, but in some cases may also be supplying recreational users. [died under suspicious circumstances at his North Hollywood home April 20, the same day Breitbart’s cause of death was finally made public.

“There are mysterious circumstances surrounding his death,” said Elizabeth Espinosa, a news reporte
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Connecticut bill protecting right to film police far less wonderful than it seemed posted 05/02/2012, 6:42 AM (Madison Ruppert)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Unfortunately, the Connecticut bill I recently reported on which supposedly helped protect our right to hold law enforcement accountable while conducting their official duties in public is actually a lot less powerful than I thought.

One of the most troubling aspects is that this bill does not exclude police.

What does this mean? W
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Windsor police beating caught on tape: Officer pleads guilty to assault on legally blind doctor posted 05/02/2012, 6:42 AM (CBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CBC News has obtained video that shows a Windsor, Ont., police officer beating a doctor who is legally blind.

Det. David Van Buskirk, who attacked Dr. Tyceer Abouhassan on April 22, 2010, pleaded guilty Thursday to assault causing bodily harm.

Video cameras at the Jackson Park Health Centre captured the beating, although much of the physical altercation is slightly out of frame. Afterwards, Van Buskirk wrote in his report that the doctor ""immediately reached out an
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The Empire Strikes Back: Attack of the Drones posted 05/02/2012, 6:41 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – come in all shapes and sizes, from nano-sized drones as small as a grain of sand that can do everything from conducting surveillance to detonating explosive charges, to massive “hunter/killer” Predator warships that unleash firepower from on high. Once used exclusively by the military to carry out aerial surveillance and attacks on enemy insurgents abroad, these remotely piloted, semi-autonomous robots have now been authorized by Congress and Preside... (more)

Brewing a Conflict with China posted 05/02/2012, 6:39 AM (Paul Craig Roberts)
[Category: Commentary]
Washington has pressured the Philippines, whose government it owns, into conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea. Washington’s excuse is that China has territorial disputes with the Philippines, Indonesia, and other countries concerning island and sea rights in the South China Sea. Washington asserts that China’s territorial disputes with the like of Indonesia and the Philippines are a matter of United States’ national interests.

Washington has no
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INFLATION GONE WILD: Look How Much Cheaper Everything Used To Be posted 05/02/2012, 6:38 AM (Business Insider)
[Category: Economy]
The dollar has lost 90 percent of its value since the early 1900s.

This dramatic devaluation has crushed anyone who kept money in cash, and it has hurt workers when wages failed to keep up with inflation.

There's also a psychological impact for Americans who can remember when a bottle of Coke cost only 5 cents. It's not surprising people are obsessed with gold these days.
Not noted in this list is the fact every one of these products is made more efficiently than ever. If gold was still used as money, they would be a fraction of a fraction of their old price today. - Chris

Bringing the 'War on Terrorism' Home posted 05/02/2012, 6:38 AM (Justin Raimondo)
[Category: Commentary]
Cleveland May Day terrorist plot – another frame-up by the Feds

Economics By and For Human Beings posted 05/02/2012, 6:31 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
"Economics puts parameters on people's utopias."

Yes. That's exactly it. That's why the politicians hate economics. That's why the media are so… selective in which economists they call on to talk about policy.

That's why the economics departments in colleges are put down by the sociologists, philosophers, literature professors and just about everyone else who has romantic longings for a coerced utopia.

"The teachings of the principles of economics sho
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Political Capitalism in Action posted 05/02/2012, 6:31 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
On April 26, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 248 to 168. CISPA seeks to grease the sharing of data about people between government and big business. CISPA states,
The Director of National Intelligence shall establish procedures to allow elements of the intelligence community to share cyber threat intelligence w... (more)

NYPD Raids Activists’ Homes Before May Day Protests posted 05/02/2012, 6:31 AM (Gawker)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A day before Occupy Wall Street hopes to shut down New York and cities across the country in massive May Day protests, the NYPD visited at least three activist homes in New York and interrogated residents about plans for tomorrow's protest.

Public Schools Use GPS Uniforms to Track Students posted 05/02/2012, 6:31 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]

We've got Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal demanding clean urine in exchange for welfare benefits (a bad idea that also doesn't work as advertised, but hey, at least the boozers are safe!), North Carolina regulators busting a blogger for praising the paleo diet (an offense that can get you tossed in the clink!), but this month the freakiest controllers come to us from a Brazil
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Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein Confronted on Cognitive Infiltration of Conspiracy Groups posted 05/02/2012, 6:31 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

In a rare public appearance, The Obama Administration's Information Czar Cass Sunstein gave a lecture at the NYU Law School in NYC yesterday, prompting Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange to attend. Watch as Luke confronts Sunstein multiple times on an academic paper he co-authored back in 2008 entitled "Conspiracy Theories" in which he called for cognitive infiltration of c
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Tenn. police arrest man for paying with real $50 posted 05/02/2012, 6:31 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police are apologizing after arresting a man for using a $50 bill they thought was fake but that turned out to be real.

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Highway Checkpoints Illegal posted 05/02/2012, 6:30 AM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Warrantless checkpoints in the city of Liberty, Kentucky that were used by authorities to interrogate drivers who refused to display a sticker in their vehicle have been ruled unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Residents who refused to buy the $10 dollar sticker were targeted after city officials ordered police to set up roadblocks. Those displaying the sticker were allowed through but refusniks were interrogated and had their vehicles searched, a clear violation of t
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Fully Armed U.S. Troops Patrol Minnesota Neighborhood posted 05/02/2012, 6:30 AM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A photo showing fully armed U.S. National Guard troops patrolling a quiet residential street in Crookston, Minnesota has gone viral, once again underscoring concerns that Americans are being conditioned to accept the gradual imposition of martial law.

Krugman Whines Over Ron Paul Debate posted 05/02/2012, 6:29 AM (Paul Krugman)
[Category: Economy]
A bit of meta on my “debate” with Ron Paul; I think it’s a perfect illustration of a point I’ve thought about a lot, the uselessness of face-to-face debates.

Think about it: you approach what is, in the end, a somewhat technical subject in a format in which no data can be presented, in which there’s no opportunity to check facts (everything Paul said about growth after World War II was
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Florida Doubles Down on Cuba Restrictions posted 05/02/2012, 6:29 AM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Economy]
It is not just the federal government that violates Americans’ liberties; state governments can be just as tyrannical.

Comcast Praises Voluntary BitTorrent Crackdown Agreement posted 05/02/2012, 6:28 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Starting this summer millions of BitTorrent users in the United States will be tracked as part of a voluntary agreement between the MPAA, RIAA and all the major ISPs. Those who are caught sharing copyrighted works will receive several warning messages and eventual punishment if they continue to infringe. Commenting on the plans, Comcast Vice President Gerard Lewis praised the cooperation as a good model that safeguards privacy, while educating the public.

Law Professor: Megaupload Prosecution A 'Depressing Display Of Abuse Of Government Authority' posted 05/02/2012, 6:28 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
We've written plenty about the problems with the government's case against Megaupload, but it's still interesting to see law professor Eric Goldman's rather brutal assessment of the government's case, suggesting that it's clearly a case of abuse by the government.

Another passenger charged after being assaulted by TSA posted 05/02/2012, 6:27 AM (TSA News Blog)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Yesterday I wrote about two cases where passengers who had been assaulted by the TSA were themselves charged with assault. Today comes news of yet another woman who, in trying to protect herself, has been charged with assault and battery.

Since bin Laden's death posted 05/02/2012, 6:27 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The War on Terror and its various civil liberties assaults have escalated, not been reversed or even slowed down

One Year On, Still No Evidence For Osama Bin Laden's Killing posted 05/02/2012, 6:25 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
It is a year since the US government pulled off one of the most audacious stunts of the 21st century, when on May 2nd 2011 they claimed to have killed Osama bin Laden during a Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The contemptuously sloppy story spun by the US government, parroted without question by the controlled corporate media, and obligingly swallowed by a largely gullible Western public, was dubious in the extreme.

Al-Qaida porn: Terror group hid plans in sex video, reports say posted 05/02/2012, 6:24 AM (The Lookout)
[Category: General]
Al-Qaida documents discovered by German cryptologists last year--which included planned future terror plots--were found inside a pornographic video carried by an alleged operative, CNN, citing Germany's Die Zeit newspaper, reported on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's killing.

The future plots--including a plan to seize a cruise ship, and another to carry out
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The bigger the lie, the more likely (idiots) will believe it.

Bin Laden said to have wanted Obama assassinated posted 05/02/2012, 6:24 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: General]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Obama administration official says al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden wanted to see President Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus assassinated. ... Asked by "Today" host Matt Lauer Tuesday whether bin Laden's aim of seeing Obama assassinated was more of a "wish-list" than a plot, Leiter agreed.
More idiocy for the masses.

Bolivia Seizes Unit of Spanish Power Company Red Electrica posted 05/02/2012, 6:24 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Bolivia is nationalizing the local assets of Spain’s Red Electrica Corp. (REE), giving the government control of the Andean nation’s power grid two weeks after neighboring Argentina seized its biggest oil company.

President Evo Morales signed the decree today, saying the Alcobendas, Spain-based company’s local investment was inadequate and energy should be controlled by the government, according to a statement on the presidential website. Bolivia generated 45.7 million euros ($60.
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