Tuesday November 30th, 2010
|Cop Asks Stranger for ID, Stranger Asks Cop Why, Cop Responds By Locking Stranger in Car and Turning Heat On
posted 11/30/2010, 8:58 PM (InformationLiberation)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Here's one more reason to "respect the badge."
Webb said he was minding his own business in front of a Riverdale apartment complex when then-city police officer Daniel Vanhee approached him and asked for identification.Children and animals have died from being left in hot cars. Should this cop be charged with assault? This was clearly an act of torture.
“I said: ‘What do you need my ID for,’ and he couldn’t tell me,” Webb said.
Records show Vanhee arrested Webb for disorderly conduct and obstruction of an officer, but that prosecutors later dropped the charges because Vanhee had left the department and wouldn’t be available for a court hearing.
Webb told Petchenik that, instead of taking him directly to jail, Vanhee drove him to a restaurant parking lot and turned up the heat in the cruiser to “teach him a lesson.”
“It started getting real, real hot and stuff and I had the handcuffs on real tight,” he said. “He kept me for a couple hours in the back of the car with the heater on.”
Imagine if this situation was reversed, a random stranger approaches a state goon and asks to see his ID, the cop asks him why, then the stranger kidnaps the cop, cuffs him, locks him in a car and turns the heat up and makes him suffer for hours.
Would that not be assault?
Would that not be a major story and create unbelievable outrage?
What's the difference?
Only their costumes and their relationship with the state.
|If This Be Treason...
posted 11/30/2010, 8:58 PM (Thomas L. Knapp)|
... but, of course, it isn’t.
Julian Assange isn’t an American citizen. Wikileaks isn’t an American organization. Even if we accept the logic of state, neither Assange nor Wikileaks owe any duty of loyalty to the US government. Where no loyalty is due, no betrayal is possible. Whatever else they might be, the Wikileaks “dumps” of information deemed “classified” by the US government aren’t “treason” (as the usual suspects keep calling them) by any reasonable definition of that word... (more)
|BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures
posted 11/30/2010, 8:58 PM (TorrentFreak )|
The domain seizures by the United States authorities in recent days and upcoming legislation that could make similar takeovers even easier in the future, have inspired a group of enthusiasts to come up with a new, decentralized and BitTorrent-powered DNS system. This system will exchange DNS information through peer-to-peer transfers and will work with a new .p2p domain extension.
dot-p2pIn a direct response to the domain seizures by US authorities during the last ... (more)
|Justice Department Trying To Figure Out How To Twist US Laws To Charge Julian Assange
posted 11/30/2010, 8:48 PM (Techdirt)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Yesterday, we noted that the Obama administration was considering legal action against Julian Assange of Wikileaks for the release of various government documents. The latest on that front is that the Justice Department is wasting valuable resources scouring the legal books to see if it can come up with some sort of ridiculous justification for eurozone, most notably those of Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain (PIIGS), had been able to finance their deficits at artificially low interest rates. Some had accumulated unsustainable levels of public debts.
|Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally
posted 11/30/2010, 8:47 PM (Philadelphia Daily News)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
EVERYTHING Brian Aitken was or had worked for was wiped away one winter afternoon after his mother called the police on him. [...]
Sue Aitken, a trained social worker, decided to play it safe and called police, but she hung up before the 9-1-1 dispatcher could answer. Police traced the call and showed up anyway, and found two handguns in the trunk of Brian's car. And now Brian, her middle child, a graduate student with no prior criminal record, is serving a seven-year prison sente... (more)
|Sealed With a Kiss
posted 11/30/2010, 8:47 PM (Mike Rogers)|
What does modern North Korea, 1600 ~ 1853 Imperial Japan and the USA have in common? Those government's try to support failing systems by cutting their people off from the foreign influence. It's called, in Japanese, Sakoku. Sakoku means something like isolation from the outside.
In North Korea, if they catch you trying to escape, they execute you. Imperial Japan did the same thing. How much longer until the USA tries this? Laugh now but the situation there is getting more... (more)
|Don't Raise the Debt Ceiling!
posted 11/30/2010, 8:46 PM (Ron Paul)|
As of November 7th, the total U.S. public debt outstanding reached an astonishing $13.7 trillion. This means that although Congress just raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion back in February, the new Congress will face another debt ceiling vote almost immediately next year. Otherwise, the Treasury will not be able to continue issuing debt to fund government operations.
The upcoming vote will provide an interesting litmus test for the new Republican congressio... (more)
|Shielding Global Statism
posted 11/30/2010, 8:46 PM (David D'Amato)|
"Nothing could be more insidious," wrote economist Thomas J. DiLorenzo in 1999, "than an international welfare state enforced and implemented by the NATO military machine." Those words, offered against the backdrop of U.S.-led imperial intervention in the Balkans, proved both diagnostic and prophetic; they at once recognized the lunacy driving the war effort in an ethnically diverse region, and the momentum behind a lumbering bureaucracy formed of states with no interest but to rigidify their po... (more)
|WikiLeaks reveals more than just government secrets
posted 11/30/2010, 8:37 PM (Glenn Greenwald)|
The WikiLeaks disclosure has revealed not only numerous government secrets, but also the driving mentality of major factions in our political and media class. Simply put, there are few countries in the world with citizenries and especially media outlets more devoted to serving, protecting and venerating government authorities than the U.S. Indeed, I don't quite recall any entity producing as much bipartisan contempt across the American political spectrum as WikiLeaks has: as usual, for autho... (more)
|Global Warming Special Interest Groups Meet
posted 11/30/2010, 8:35 PM (Michael S. Rozeff)|
Special interest groups have amassed 25,000 people in Cancun to promote the transfer of wealth from productive persons to their pockets, in the name of global warming. Participants include businesses, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations that stand to gain when governments tax us and funnel our wealth to them. A number of governments that seek wealth transfers from wealthier cou... (more)
|Alleged Beating of Elderly Man By Cop Leads to Lawsuit Payout
posted 11/30/2010, 8:34 PM (KTSM News Channel 9)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the last two years, the city has paid out almost $600,000 from lawsuits against the police department. One lawsuit involves an elderly man who says he was beaten by an undercover police officer. The city agreed to pay him $15,000.
The man who says he was beat up is now almost 81 years old. He says the officer, who's six feet, three inches tall, and weighs in at 270 pounds, beat him until he was unconscious. When the man woke up he was in handcuffs.
"He had bruis... (more)
I love the way this is worded. $15,000 is absolutely nothing when it comes to police payouts, yet they frame it as if they gave him the world.
|Ecuador offers a home for founder of WikiLeaks
posted 11/30/2010, 8:32 PM (Associated Press)|
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - If WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs a home, Ecuador's deputy foreign minister says this Andean nation is happy to provide one. [...]
Deputy Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas said in audio posted online by the EcuadorInmediato news site that "we are open to giving him residence in Ecuador, without any kind of trouble and without any kind of conditions."
"We think it would be important not only to converse with him but to listen to him," Lucas... (more)
Hmmm... Another nice place to move to? I know Mike Adams from NaturalNews.com moved there... - Chris
|Oregon mosque hit by arson after bomb plot
posted 11/30/2010, 8:31 PM (BBC)|
A fire at an Islamic centre in the western US state of Oregon was started intentionally, US police say.
They say the blaze gutted one room of the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis. No-one was injured.