Sunday October 9th, 2011
|Woman Photographs Cop Kicking Handcuffed Man Lying On Ground, Cop Seizes Her Camera, Deletes Evidence, Arrests Her & Files Charges Against Her: Lawsuit
posted 10/09/2011, 6:32 AM (InformationLiberation)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Atlanta cop went against the police's own stated policy prohibiting cops from interfering with citizens filming police in order to steal a woman's camera and delete the evidence she got of him kicking a handcuffed man lying on the ground, according to a recently filed lawsuit. The cop did not stop there, according to the suit, he then decided to arrest the woman and file charges against her "for having no driver's license," "walking in a roadway," and "disorderly conduct."
A former Atlanta woman filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Atlanta Police Department, contending an officer illegally seized her camera after she took pictures of officers kicking a man who was handcuffed and lying on the ground.The brazenness of police officers to file charges against people trying to hold them accountable for t... (more)
The suit said Felecia Anderson, 24, was living in the West End on Oct. 14, 2009, when she saw APD officers raiding her neighbor's home. When she also saw officers kicking and dragging a man, she went home and got her camera.
As Anderson filmed the incident from the sidewalk, officers ordered her to stop, threatening to arrest her, the suit said. Anderson complied and began walking back to her house.
One of the officers came up behind Anderson and demanded that she turn over her camera, and he seized it when a startled Anderson dropped it on the ground, the lawsuit said.
The officer, identified in the lawsuit as Jeffrey Branum, then deleted close-up photos Anderson had taken of the incident, and Anderson's neighbors witnessed him doing it, the suit said. Officers then placed Anderson under arrest for having no driver's license, walking in a roadway and disorderly conduct. Those charges are still pending against Anderson, who now lives in New York.
|Finland: 79 Children Developed Narcolepsy After Receiving the Swine Flu Pandemrix Vaccine
posted 10/09/2011, 6:31 AM (AFP)|
[Category: Brave New World]
"Finnish and international researchers recently found a conclusive link between the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine and new cases of narcolepsy," AFP reports.
HELSINKI — The Finnish government and major insurance companies announced Wednesday they will pay for lifetime medical care for children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine.... (more)
"The compensation will provide much-needed financial assistance for the families, although it cannot take awa
We made a video, The Swine Flu Conspiracy, which was seen by over 330,000 people, detailing why you should not take this shot and showing the media's complicity in spreading lies that the shots are safe. Who is vindicated now? The media liars and the governments who said it was completely safe? Or the "conspiracy theorists" who said don't inject yourself and your kids with foreign substances you can't even verify? These poor kids' parents trusted the government and now they're damaged for life. - Chris, InfoLib
|The Assassination Decider
posted 10/09/2011, 6:31 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)|
Statists are continuing to say that President Obama’s assassination of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki (through his CIA and military forces) was justified because Awlaki was supposedly exhorting Muslims to resist U.S. foreign policy with force and that he was also supposedly engaged in operational activities to bring this about. For his part, Obama is remaining mum on the subject, as are the CIA and the Pentagon.
The statists are missing the point, however. What Awlaki was doin... (more)
|Obama's "Millionaire Tax" Collected Over Next Ten Years Will Plug 4 Months Worth Of Deficit
posted 10/09/2011, 6:23 AM (ZeroHedge)|
In order to keep the ongoing class warfare waged by the administration in perspective, today the CBO was kind enough to score the revenue impact of the proposed and much debated Buffett Tax, now appearing in non-populist literature as "Surtax on Millionaires." According to the Budget Office, said tax which is the source of substantial consternation among the population, would generate, over the next decade, a grand total of... drum roll... $453 billion. Why the drum roll? Because as we pointed o... (more)
|Wrong Medicine for a Sick Economy
posted 10/09/2011, 6:23 AM (Mises Institute)|
"Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires," repeatedly proclaims President Obama, arguing for his proposed $1.5 trillion tax increase over the next 10 years. "That's pretty straightforward. It's hard to argue against that."
In fact, Mr. Obama's statement is anything but straightforward.
Seeking to reverse his declining poll numbers, especially among his increasingly disillusioned base, Obama is attempting to give the impres... (more)
|Hiding Gold in All the Unusual Places
posted 10/09/2011, 6:23 AM (Bloomberg)|
If you’re looking for a safe place to put your investments, Chad Venzke has a suggestion: Dig a hole in the ground four feet deep, pack gold and silver in a piece of plastic PVC pipe, seal it, and bury it.
The 30-year-old central Wisconsin resident trusts no one but himself to store and protect his gold and silver—not banks, not investment funds, and certainly not the government. It’s precisely because of this suspicion of institutions that he invests in those metals to begin with... (more)
|Florida School District Installs Fingerprint Scanners on Buses
posted 10/09/2011, 6:22 AM (Infowars)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A county in Florida has installed fingerprint scanners in school buses. Described as "one of the most monumental things that Washington County has ever done" by an education bureaucrat, the machines have been used since the beginning of the school year.
School officials decided moving the scanners to the buses was a more effective way to monitor students. They plan to have a scanner and laptop installed on every bus in the district.
“We got to talking about attendan... (more)
|REAL ID: Pinellas Libertarian won't get a driver's license and he won't stop driving
posted 10/09/2011, 6:22 AM (ABC Action News)|
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The new law that requires proof of citizenship to get or renew your driver's license is an inconvenience to some of us, but one man in Pinellas County says it's a violation of his rights.
Adrian Wyllie, radio talk show host and chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida refuses to provide the paperwork necessary to renew his expired license. He also refuses to stop driving.
"I believe I am in the position of right and the state needs to be corre... (more)
|IRS Stingy With Whistleblower Payouts, Slow to Follow Up on Tip
posted 10/09/2011, 6:22 AM (Bloomberg)|
The IRS took more than four years to reward a whistleblower through a new program to encourage tipsters and has drawn criticism from the Government Accountability Office for failing to move faster.
A recent GAO study found that the program, which has attracted tips from more than 1,300 whistleblowers, doesn’t collect data that could speed up evaluation of information that started to pour in after Congress authorized the Internal Revenue Service to establish the office in late 2006... (more)
|Property tax bills anger Cook County homeowners
posted 10/09/2011, 6:22 AM (Yahoo! News)|
CHICAGO (CBS) — It's sticker shock in the mail. Tax bills went out to Cook County homeowners this week and the big jump in the amount due to many homeowners has some wondering if they can keep their house.
[...]her property tax bill for her three bedroom, one bathroom house shot up from $6,400 last year to $8,100 this year — a whopping 27 percent jump.
|Feds to design health insurance for the masses
posted 10/09/2011, 6:16 AM (Associated Press)|
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is taking on a crucial new role in the nation's health care, designing a basic benefits package for millions of privately insured Americans. A framework for the Obama administration was released Thursday.
The report by independent experts from the Institute of Medicine lays out guidelines for deciding what to include in the new "essential benefits package," how to keep it affordable for small businesses and taxpayers, and also scientificall... (more)
This is going to work out well...
|Chavez: Houses on Caribbean islands will be seized
posted 10/09/2011, 6:16 AM (Associated Press)|
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday that his government will expropriate homes on the Caribbean resort islands of Los Roques, saying the structures were built on plots bought in shadowy business deals.
Chavez has nationalized hundreds of privately owned companies since taking office in 1999, but this is the first time he has targeted private homes for expropriation.
Chavez offered no details regarding the planned seizures of... (more)
Don't think of it as seizing, he's just "redesigning the Caribbean islands for the masses!"
|Obama fundraiser pushed Solyndra loan
posted 10/09/2011, 6:16 AM (Associated Press)|
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Energy Department adviser and former fundraiser for President Barack Obama pushed for a California solar company to receive a half-billion federal loan, despite pledging to recuse himself because his wife's law firm represented the company, newly released emails show.
The emails show that Steve Spinner, a former Obama fundraiser who helped monitor a clean energy loan guarantee program, was more actively involved in a loan for Solyndra LLC than administration o... (more)
|Energy Department Wanted To Give More Money To Solyndra, Emails Show
posted 10/09/2011, 6:14 AM (Fox News)|
The Obama administration was considering whether to pump another $5.4 million into the failing solar panel manufacturer Solyndra in late August, according to hundreds of pages of new emails obtained by Fox News.
The emails show that Energy Department officials were eager to find a way to keep the failing company alive, but officials at the White House, Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget intervened to cut off any more funds from going to the company.
|Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously?
posted 10/09/2011, 6:14 AM (TorrentFreak)|
Last month it became apparent that not all VPN providers live up to their marketing after an alleged member of Lulzsec was tracked down after using a supposedly anonymous service from HideMyAss. We wanted to know which VPN providers take privacy extremely seriously so we asked many of the leading providers two very straightforward questions. Their responses will be of interest to anyone concerned with anonymity issues.
|Steve Jobs: Dying Apple boss left plans for four years of new products
posted 10/09/2011, 6:13 AM (The Daily Mail)|
Despite knowing he was dying, Steve Jobs worked for more than a year on the products that he believed would safeguard the company's future.
It was also revealed today that Jobs fought hard to get plans approved for a spaceship-style company headquarters in California.
It will be big enough to hold 12,000 employees in a park-like setting near the existing base in Cupertino. He appeared at a town council meeting in June to plead for the planning go ahead.