Friday August 2nd, 2013
|Thirteen Agents 'Armed To The Teeth' Raid No-Kill Animal Shelter & Kill Rescued Baby Deer One Day Before It Was To Be Transferred To Wildlife Reserve
posted 08/02/2013, 2:29 AM (InformationLiberation)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Nine Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources agents and four sheriff's deputies "armed to the teeth" raided a no-kill animal shelter and euthanized a rehabilitated baby deer one day before it was scheduled to be transferred to a wildlife reserve in Illinois, WISN reports.
The police staked out the Society of St. Francis animal shelter after receiving two anonymous tips the baby deer was being housed at the shelter "without a permit."
The police took aerial surveillance photos of the shelter and organized an armed raid, with a warrant, on the shelter after they spotted the deer on the premises.
The officers say they tranquilized the deer after capturing it and then euthanized it in accordance with their "policy."
Ray Schulze, who worked at the shelter, was outraged and cried when he saw little baby deer "Giggles," named such because she made noises which sounded like laughter, being dragged out in a "body bag."
Giggles was scheduled to be moved to a wildlife reserve in Illinois the next day, Ray said.
When asked why they didn't bother to simply give the shelter a phone call rather than organize a costly huge armed raid on the facility, Department of Natural Resources Supervisor Jennifer Niemeyer responded that they wouldn't give prior alert in a "drug bust," so why should they have tipped anyone off to their raid for a deer?
"If a sheriff's department is going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, they don't call them and ask them to voluntarily surrend... (more)
|Truth as Treason
posted 08/02/2013, 2:29 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)|
If I were to use the phrase "When Truth Was Treason," you might think that I was referring to the cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Your assumption, of course, would be entirely reasonable given that that's what they did -- they disclosed the truth about the U.S. national-security state's lies, crimes, and secret surveillance schemes, for which they have been labeled as criminals and traitors.
But actually the phrase is the title of ... (more)
|Snowden's Father Calls Out Obama On Nuremberg Crimes
posted 08/02/2013, 2:29 AM (Infowars)|
Predictably, the corporate media, the official propaganda outlet for the establishment, has refused to post or publish an open letter sent to Obama by Lon Snowden, the father of Edward Snowden. This callous refusal should finally convince any who may have had any doubt that the United States is anything but a tyrannical national security state with a state-run media no different than the one in Cuba, China or Iran.
Edward Snowden’s unwarranted persecution and vilification by the g... (more)
|Detroit Broke City
posted 08/02/2013, 2:22 AM (Peter Schiff)|
It should come as no surprise that the lessons that should be learned from the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city that once stood as the shining example of America's industrial might, are being ignored by the American political establishment and its allies in the docile press corps. While the death spiral of the Motor City may be extreme in relation to conditions throughout the country, it is a difference of degree rather than design. In truth, Detroit is our canary in the coal mine. It is succumbing... (more)
|U.S. allowed Italian kidnap prosecution to shield higher-ups, ex-CIA officer says
posted 08/02/2013, 2:21 AM (McClatchy)|
WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer has broken the U.S. silence around the 2003 abduction of a radical Islamist cleric in Italy, charging that the agency inflated the threat the preacher posed and that the United States then allowed Italy to prosecute her and other Americans to shield President George W. Bush and other U.S. officials from responsibility for approving the operation.
Confirming for the first time that she worked undercover for the CIA in Milan when the operation took ... (more)
|Police Say Employer Tipped Off Police To Pressure Cooker And Backpack Searches, Not Google
posted 08/02/2013, 2:21 AM (TechCrunch)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Suffolk County Police Department has just released the following information related to the case:
Suffolk County Criminal Intelligence Detectives received a tip from a Bay Shore based computer company regarding suspicious computer searches conducted by a recently released employee. The former employee’s computer searches took place on this employee’s workplace computer. On that computer, the employee searched the terms “pressure cooker bombs” and “backpacks.”
This is still complete insanity, just slightly less insane.
|How to Help Fast-Food Workers
posted 08/02/2013, 2:20 AM (Sheldon Richman)|
The low minimum wage [..] is not the cause of their problems; it’s a sign of deeper factors holding them back. In fact, the minimum wage distracts us from the radical changes we must make if low-income workers are to advance. Those who fixate on the minimum wage unwittingly do struggling workers a disservice.