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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 Saturday July 31st, 2010
Why Are Police Trained To Be Cowards? posted 07/31/2010, 3:34 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Melissa Greenfield appeared to be a slender, ordinary 20-year-old woman wearing a neck brace. The device in her hand appeared to be a commonplace cell phone.

But viewed in light of the paramount law enforcement concern, “officer safety,” Greenfield was transformed into a potential SMERSH assassin. So the heroic Sgt. Jonathan Burke of Ohio’s Delaware County Sheriff’s Office simply had to arrest her, confiscate her property, and hold her in jail for three days, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

At least, that’s how we’re supposed to view what was done to Greenfield and her boyfriend, Colton Dorich, on July 9 at a Flying J truckstop near Columbus.

Like many others their age, the vacationing couple was funding their trip across the country by soliciting donations from other travelers. While this could be called panhandling, it isn’t a crime.

Dorich’s sign -- which he displayed while walking his dog -- triggered a passerby to call the police. When Burke arrived, he demanded that Dorich produce ID.  Melissa withdrew her T-Mobile phone and announced that she was quite sensibly making a record of the event "for legal purposes and our own safety."

Unfortunately, Greenfield didn’t understand that in any encounter between an armed agent of state coercion and a mere Mundane, it is only the former who is entitled to protection.

“When a sheriff’s deputy encounters an individual holding something in his or her hand, the deputy will take action to identify the item. This is done for the safety of the deputy, the involved parties and the public,” insisted Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III.

Of course, “safety” in this context supposedly means unqualified submission to those wearing the habiliments of the state’s punitive priesthood, who
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Cop steals marijuana off dead victim of car accident, gets caught posted 07/31/2010, 3:34 PM (WRCBtv)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Cleveland Officer has been dismissed for mishandling evidence.

Roger Smith admitted he lied to police after keeping marijuana that was found in the pocket of Dustin Ledford, the victim of the fatal crash on APD-40 last weekend.

Smith was given the evidence at the hospital. According to proper protocol, he was required to turn in the evidence at the end of his shift. The next day Smith was asked for the evidence by his superiors and claimed he had thrown it out of
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Man awarded $2M for wrongful murder conviction: Cop hid evidence of his innocence posted 07/31/2010, 3:34 PM (WLAJ)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A $2 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a Lansing man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Tuesday's settlement ends 2 1/2 years of litigation centered on whether Lansing Community College police Det. Rodney Bahl hid evidence of McCollum's innocence.
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This is of course hardly being "awarded." This is retribution for being thrown into a cage for years after government thugs knowingly lied to get you jailed.

Release delayed for man exonerated after 27 years -- "He became upset while waiting in a holding cell" posted 07/31/2010, 3:34 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The release of a Houston man exonerated by DNA tests of a rape for which he has spent 27 years in prison is being delayed by one day.

Forty-four-year old Michael Anthony Green had been set to get a bond during a court hearing Thursday. But his attorney, Bob Wicoff, said officials decided to delay Green's release by one day because he became upset while waiting in a holding cell. Wicoff declined to say how Green got upset but that it would be better if he was given one more day to
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Police Overreact with a Taser Gun posted 07/31/2010, 3:34 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

CopsCarsandCrashes | October 24, 2008

In this clip a s
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Doesn't this make you feel safe? What a wonderful "service" these "peace officers" provide!

US Treasury Is Running on Fumes posted 07/31/2010, 3:33 PM (Paul Craig Roberts)
[Category: Commentary]
The White House is screaming like a stuck pig. WikiLeaks’ release of the Afghan War Documents “puts the lives of our soldiers and our coalition partners at risk.”

What nonsense. Obama’s war puts the lives of American soldiers at risk, and the craven puppet state behavior of “our partners” in serving as US mercenaries is what puts their troops at risk.

Keep in mind that it was someone in the US military that leaked the documents to WikiLeaks. This m
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The E-cigarette vs. the FDA posted 07/31/2010, 3:33 PM (Paul Fetters)
[Category: Commentary]
I suppose I don't really have to give you or anyone else a refresher on how government ruins everything for the free market. Whether it be through blatant government greed, or simple red-tape bureaucratic ineptness.

My attention was brought to this due to the non-stop outcry around the world on the horrors of tobacco use. But as this particular case unfolds, we are pressed with a very real question: does the government really care about our health?

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No one will be allowed to threaten Philip Morris' market share! They just shut down the American Indians from shipping tobacco online, the PACT Act they called it, Philip Morris sponsored the bill, of course. - Chris

Judge for yourself: A video appears to contradict a police officer's version of an emotionally charged incident posted 07/31/2010, 3:32 PM (New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
What actually occurred may be far different from those accounts, as video taken in the garage appears to show. That video was recorded by a camera embedded in a Taser an officer aimed and fired at the elderly suspect—video that appears to directly contradict that officer’s version of the event.

Ron Paul: Repeal the War on Drugs -- Just Like We Repealed Prohibition posted 07/31/2010, 3:31 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Resistance]

During a speech in support of the "Fair Sentencing Act" Ron Paul called f
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It's Really About Controlling Our Lives posted 07/31/2010, 3:31 PM (Right Side News)
[Category: Commentary]
"Low carbon fuel standards" mean higher costs, few environmental benefits and less liberty

Within days, Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to bring sweeping energy and climate legislation to the Senate floor. He won't call it cap-and-trade or cap-tax-and-trade, and certainly not a carbon tax.

"Those words are not in my vocabulary," he says. "We're going to work on pollution."

Senator Reid's twenty-pound bill will be laden with lofty language about "cl
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Carbon Cronyism: Why Cap-and-Trade Is Not Dead Yet posted 07/31/2010, 3:31 PM (American Thinker)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
This past weekend, while addressing the Netroots convention in Las Vegas, Senator Harry Reid gave the gathering of lefties a promise regarding U.S. health care. "We're going to have a public option," Reid said. "It's just a question of when."

The same thing can be said of a cap-and-trade energy bill: The Democrats are determined to get cap-and-trade. It's just a question of when. There's too much money to be made for Democrat cronies to let this opportunity pass.

Obamamania Flashback: Obama Kids Sing For Change "Obama's gonna change it -- Obama's gonna lead 'em" posted 07/31/2010, 3:30 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]

A YouTube video circulating on the Internet features 22 children aged 5 -
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Ore. inquiry into Al Gore sex-assault allegations dropped for lack of evidence posted 07/31/2010, 3:29 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Law enforcement authorities in Portland, Ore., have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal prosecution of former vice president Al Gore after a massage therapist accused him of sexually assaulting her in a 2006 incident.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office reache
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"Important to have friends!"

We need to talk about wind farms posted 07/31/2010, 3:29 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Commentary]
“Energy prices may rise by a third,” says our disastrous secretary of state of energy and climate change Chris Huhne. Rubbish. They’re going to rise by a hell of a lot more than that before he is finished.

Senate Votes to Double Fines, Jail Time for Pot Brownies posted 07/31/2010, 3:29 PM (FDL Action)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last night the United States Senate voted to double the penalties for the nation’s newest existential threat: brownies made with marijuana!

Connecting With Fans... In The Porn Industry? posted 07/31/2010, 3:29 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: General]
The same professors who recently wrote on the Freakonomics blog about how restaurant innovation thrives without copyright recently wrote another post about how the porn industry is also thriving despite widespread infringement.

US Copyright Group Caught Red Handed Copying Competitor's Website posted 07/31/2010, 3:27 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: General]



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