'Terrorist' Cop Allowed To Run Wild & Assault Citizens With Impunity: Report
posted 09/30/2011, 3:25 AM (InformationLiberation) [Category: Tyranny/Police State] A police officer citizens are describing as a "thug and a terrorist" is reportedly being allowed to run wild violently assaulting dozens of citizens while facing zero scrutiny nor punishment. The police chief is even defending the officer's violent beating of a man in a diabetic coma, saying it was "within departmental policy and procedure." The officer is reportedly so violent a fellow officer resigned in disgust, "sighting Hobbs' out-of-control behavior and racist remarks as the reason why."
Divided, We Stand
posted 09/30/2011, 3:20 AM (Wendy McElroy) [Category: Commentary] One of the most destructive ideas in American history may be collapsing under its own unsupportable weight. Andrew Jackson stated the idea succinctly: "The people are the government …" In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln expanded, "government of the people, by the people, for the people."
Of the people means government consists of members drawn from the people, not from an elite or an invader. By the people means they are the ones in authority. For the peop... (more)
This is a video I edited down from an original. This shows a protestor getting punched in the face then tackled down. He is arrested then walked to a police van where he is searched (I presume illegally but we cant assume things) then left to wait in the police van. The original videographer got the badge numbers of the arresting officers but not the officer who punche... (more)
The FBI again thwarts its own Terror plot
posted 09/30/2011, 3:17 AM (Glenn Greenwald) [Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions] The FBI has received substantial criticism over the past decade -- much of it valid -- but nobody can deny its record of excellence in thwarting its own Terrorist plots. Time and again, the FBI concocts a Terrorist attack, infiltrates Muslim communities in order to find recruits, persuades them to perpetrate the attack, supplies them with the money, weapons and know-how they need to carry it out -- only to heroically jump in at the last moment, arrest the would-be perpetrators whom the FBI conv... (more)
Emerging nations up gold reserves
posted 09/30/2011, 3:17 AM (The Australian) [Category: Economy]
EMERGING market countries are continuing to top up their gold reserves, with Russia, Thailand and Bolivia among those to add to their holdings in August as developing economies continue to diversify away from traditional reserve currencies.
Recently, emerging market central banks have bought gold in reaction to the sovereign debt crises affecting the US dollar and the euro, analysts say. Demand has also risen strongly in recent quarters as some seek to diversify foreign exchange ... (more)
Prices for cerium and lanthanum, the most abundant rare- earth elements, will drop by 50 percent in 12 months, Christopher Ecclestone, an analyst at Hallgarten & Co. in New York, has forecast. Neodymium and praseodymium, metals used in permanent rare-earth magnets, may fall a... (more)
This is a perfect example of how the market rations scarce resources. You don't have to give some socialist dictator total power like the fake-green cult says, you just let the market function and people solve problems on their own. - Chris
China hopes US will 'reconsider' currency bill
posted 09/30/2011, 3:14 AM (AFP) [Category: Economy] BEIJING, China (AFP) - Beijing expressed hope on Thursday that the United States would not pass a bill to punish China over its alleged currency manipulation. [...]China's foreign ministry said it hoped lawmakers would not push through the bill.
"We hope that the two countries can solve problems on the basis of mutual respect and equality and in keeping with WTO (World Trade Organisation) rules, rather than politicising economic trade issues and resorting to trade protectionism," ... (more)
The evil communists are in favor of free-trade, while the western capitalists are against it. What a joke this country has become. - Chris
Where’s this coming from? Well, anyone paying attention to the Durbin Amendment (which came out of the Dodd-Frank Act) as it was moving through Congress would have seen this fee coming. The Durbin Amendment essentially limits the amount of mon... (more)
Sep 29, 2011 | We pressed Rick Perry on the issue of him violating Federal Law and attending the Bilderberg meeting in Instanbul, Turkey in 2007. Slick Rick dodged this question and preferred to take softball questions from the mainstream media reporters.
One reporter even asked Rick Perry about playing golf. Yet the local news paper criticized us as bei... (more)
This is pure evil. Fats are good for you, just read the works of Weston A. Price. Bureaucrats said margarine was good for us, yet it's filled with trans-fats which they're now banning all over the place. These people are idiots and they have no business telling people what to eat. - Chris
Based on the past 10 years, we can expect more wars that have little to do with Sept. 11, but will sacrifice the lives of far more Americans than the 3,000 who died that day, as well as the lives of many, many more foreign civilians. Our government will continue to ... (more)