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Friday January 2nd, 2015
U.S. Hits North Korea With Huge New Sanctions In Response To Sony Hack posted 01/02/2015, 8:36 PM (BGR)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The United States just struck back against North Korea for its alleged role in the hack of Sony Pictures. In official statement released on Friday, U.S. president Barack Obama said he was signing an executive order authorizing stiff sanctions against North Korea for its “ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.”

Major Chicago Study Finds Red Light Cameras Not Safer, Cause More Rear-End Injuries posted 12/23/2014, 1:22 PM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
On Friday, the Chicago Tribune released the results of a study it commissioned on injury crashes and red light cameras, revealing that while right angle crash incidents have been reduced, rear-end crashes that resulted in injuries went up 22 percent. The results of the study throw cold water on the booster efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and raise questions ... (more)
And yet politicians the world over embrace them fully, showing they're happy to trade the lives of their slaves in exchange for more revenue. - Chris

Thursday December 18th, 2014

Tennessee Town Passes Policy Banning Negative Comments About The Town's Government posted 12/18/2014, 9:42 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The commissioners of a small Tennessee town have just voted to ban negative comments about it from social media. This stupid move was prompted by "criticism and lies" being posted online, which supposedly "hampered" the town's government from performing its duties.

South Pittsburg City is a town of 3,000. This fact will limit the damage done by its city commissioners' new policy (which passed with 4-1 vote), but only because the town itself is tiny. The ban, however, is super-broa
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Michelle Obama: America Is So Racist, A White Lady At Target Asked Me To Reach The Top Shelf posted 12/18/2014, 9:39 AM (The Daily Caller)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The current People will sell better than the Hillary Clinton issue, because Hillary Clinton isn’t on the cover. And when readers turn to the magazine’s latest hard-hitting look at the Obamas, they’ll learn that even the First Lady of the United States isn’t immune from racism.

Remember when Michelle went to Target to prove she’s just like anybody else? She talks about that harrowing experience in a very serious story titled, “The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences
... (more)

Tuesday December 16th, 2014

On Marijuana, Congress Giveth and Congress Taketh Away posted 12/16/2014, 11:15 AM (
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
With final approval by the Senate Saturday night, the Congress has successfully approved a massive, $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, and the president has signaled he will sign it. The bill includes two provisions that illustrate Congress's currently schizophrenic approach to loosening marijuana laws.

On the one hand, the bill contains an amendment that will effe
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Los Angeles Porn Actors Must Wear Condoms, Appeals Court Rules posted 12/16/2014, 11:06 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
(Reuters) - A regional U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Monday that pornographic movie actors in Los Angeles must wear condoms during sex scenes, upholding a lower court decision that was challenged by the adult film industry.

Lawyers for the industry challenged the regulations in U.S. District Court, arguing that the condom requirement went against their clients' right to freedom of expression under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

[...]The panel sa
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Monday December 15th, 2014

Karl Rove Defends Rectal Feeding posted 12/15/2014, 9:19 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

Karl Rove defended the CIA and former President George W. Bush on Sunday in the wake of the devastating Senate report on torture.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Rove claimed the brutal forced rectal feedings -- which the report said were not medically necessary -- were used out of medical necessity.

All of the tactics the CIA used, Rov
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"I do it all the time!"

Thursday December 11th, 2014

Protests Begin As Congress Tilts Toward Upending D.C. Law Legalizing Pot posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
D.C. officials and activists for marijuana legalization launched a long-shot bid Wednesday to halt a federal budget deal that appeared poised to upend the city’s successful ballot measure last month to legalize the drug.

The day after Congress came to a tentative budget deal that included language intended to block the city’s measure, proponents chanted and marched to Capitol Hill, held a sit-in at the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and promised to keep u
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Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Bush Administration Paid Gruber $1,248,000 to be 'Expert Witness' posted 12/10/2014, 4:35 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
( -- For the $2.2 million MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has been paid by the federal government since 2000, he collected $516,000 during Clinton’s presidency, $1,248,000 during the Bush administration, and $452,600 after President Barack Obama took office.

An assistant economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 1992, Gruber’s career with the federal government started in 1997 when he took a leave of absence from MIT to serve as deputy assistant
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Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Boehner Broke Pledge to Give Americans 'At Least 72 Hours' to Read Every Bill posted 12/09/2014, 2:21 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
House Speaker John Boehner has broken his pledge to give Americans “at least 72 hours” to read every bill taken up by the House before it is brought to a vote on the floor.

In his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 18, 2010, Boehner vowed that if he became speaker members of Congress and the American people would be given “at least 72 hours” to read all bills before they were brought to a vote.
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Monday December 1st, 2014

Sharpton Working With Obama To Co-Opt Anti-Police Brutality Movement... posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
President Barack Obama will meet with controversial black pastor Rev Al Sharpton on Monday at the White House, and plans to demand $263 million from Congress to put 50,000 body-worn cameras in U.S. police departments in response to the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Brown's parents have pushed the cameras as one solution to the distrust between police and criminal suspects following physical encounters. The White House said in August that it agreed with th
... (more)
Just what cops need, more taxpayer money!

Tuesday November 25th, 2014

IRS Finally Examines Backup Tapes, Recovers 30,000 'Missing' Lois Lerner Emails posted 11/25/2014, 10:25 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Whether or not the IRS is subjecting certain politically-affiliated groups to an unfair amount of attention remains to be seen. What is indisputable is that the agency's document retention policies are an unenforced joke. As citizens, we're required to hold onto pertinent financial records for 2-7 years... (more)

Wednesday November 19th, 2014

Obamacare Facebook Page Comments Mostly From Small Group Of Supporters posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Washington Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
60 percent of site’s 226,838 comments attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles.... (more)

Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Obama in 2006: I Have Stolen Ideas From Jon Gruber Liberally posted 11/18/2014, 5:52 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Despite his recent claim that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was just “some adviser who never worked on our staff,” President Obama said in 2006 that he had “stolen ideas” from Gruber “liberally.”

Then U.S. Senator Obama made reference to Gruber while giving a speech at the Brookings Institute, a D.C.-based liberal think tank, on April 5, 2
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Video: Romney Praises Gruber at 2006 RomneyCare Signing Ceremony posted 11/18/2014, 5:52 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

MIT professor Jonathan Gruber’s influence over government-run healthcare appears to be even more far-reaching than previously thought.

Video posted by reveals Gruber’s direct involvement in Massachusetts’ healthcare bill under Governor Mitt Romney.

"Jonathan Gruber at MIT devoted hours and hours to an essential econometric model," Romney said.
... (more)

Friday November 14th, 2014

Anti-Piracy Boss Spent $50K in Brothels to 'Protect Copyright' posted 11/14/2014, 9:11 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A former copyright chief at music collections society SGAE has been jailed for 30 months. The former anti-piracy boss ran up brothel bills totaling $50K, but failed in his attempt to pass off the VISA card expenditure as legitimate copyright protection costs.... (more)

Tuesday November 11th, 2014

Obama's AG Nominee Has Seized $904 Million In Private Property Through "Civil Asset Forfeiture" posted 11/11/2014, 5:49 PM (Poor Richard's News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In recent months, much has been written about the concept of "civil asset forfeiture," in which police routinely steal billions of dollars worth of private property without even so much as criminal charges.  As it turns out, Loretta Lynch is all for it, and her US attorney’s office has benefited from it to the tune of nearly a BILLION dollars. 

from Wall St
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Monday November 10th, 2014

Obamacare Architect: "Lack of Transparency" Was Key to Fooling 'Stupid Americans' posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In a newly uncovered video, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admits that a “lack of transparency” was key in getting the Affordable Care Act passed because "the stupidity of the American voter" would have otherwise killed the bill.

From 2009-2010 Gruber, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration during which time he helped craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonl
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George W. Bush: I Don't Regret Waging War Against Iraq posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In an interview that aired Sunday, the former two-term president told Bob Schieffer of CBS News, "I think it was the right decision [to go into Iraq]."

"My regret is that...a violent group of people have risen up again," he continued. "This is 'Al Qaeda plus'...they need to be defeated. And I hope we do...I hope the strategy works."

Bush reiter
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Ex-MI6 Chief Named As Sexual Abuser Of Boys At Dolphin Square posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (ExaroNews)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
One of the VIPs who sexually abused boys at an apartment complex near Parliament has been identified as a former deputy director of MI6.

The disclosure of his identity to Exaro by a key witness has also been provided to Scotland Yard for its new investigation into historical allegations that MPs and other prominent people carried out child sex abuse at Dolphin Square and elsewhere.
... (more)

"If You Like Your Internet"... Obama Calls For Regulation To Keep "Internet Open" posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
"An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life," begins the President as he explains why the FCC should regulate the internet for Americans' own good.... (more)

Thursday November 6th, 2014

Judge Says City of Philadelphia Can Take Artist's Studio, Turn It Into Grocery Store posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
James Dupree is a world-renowned artist and native son of Philadelphia, who is about to see his art studio turned into a grocery store, thanks to the rubber-stamp review that passes for judging when his city exercises the power of eminent domain. ... (more)

Monday November 3rd, 2014

Security Guard Who Rode Elevator With Obama While Carrying A Gun Says Firing 'Unjust' posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The security guard fired after accompanying President Barack Obama in an elevator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta while carrying a gun says his dismissal was "unjust" -- and media coverage of the event has been "a nightmare."

"From the reports, I was some stranger that entered the elevator," Kenneth Tat
... (more)
Saddam Hussein regularly walked through crowds of people armed to the teeth shooting their guns off into the air. The "leader of the free world" demands all slaves in his vicinity (including even his own army) be disarmed. Who exactly is the dictator here? - Chris

Thursday October 30th, 2014

During Cold War, CIA And FBI Hired Over 1,000 Nazis As Spies, Limited Investigations Of Those Nazis posted 10/30/2014, 12:11 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A new book by Eric Lichtblau, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men, apparently details how the FBI and CIA hired over 1,000 Nazis during the height of the cold war, forgiving them their past sins, so long as they might help spy on the Soviet Union.
At the hei... (more)

Friday October 24th, 2014

Federal Prosecutors Break Rules, Wreck Lives, and Get Promoted posted 10/24/2014, 8:42 AM (John Stossel)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A group of Washington overlords—federal prosecutors—sometimes break rules and wreck people's lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America's next Attorney General.

The prosecutorial bullying is detailed in a new book by Sidney Powell, Licensed to Lie. She reports that the Department of Justice's (DOJ) narcissistic and dishonest prosecutors destroy people by doing things like deliberately withholding evidence.
... (more)

Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Obama Repeats: You Can't Get Ebola on a Bus--Day After Bus Quarantined in D.C. posted 10/21/2014, 5:49 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
( - On Saturday--one day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm--President Barack Obama issued a video message to Americans telling them that "you cannot get it [Ebola] from just riding on a plane or a bus."

"Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It's not transmitted through the air like the flu," Obama said in his weekly video message. "You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or
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Friday October 17th, 2014

Joe Biden's Son Hunter Was Kicked Out Of The Navy For Cocaine Use posted 10/17/2014, 12:48 AM (Business Insider)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter was kicked out of the Navy Reserve this year after he tested positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.... (more)

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

How Chicago Turned Yellow Lights Into Cash posted 10/15/2014, 10:37 PM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Confronted with questions about a flurry of red light camera tickets stamped with yellow times below the 3-second minimum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said the fluctuation of hundredths of a second was normal — imperceptible to anyone behind the wheel of a car.

It turns out that fraction of a second makes a big difference to drivers and to the city's coffers.
... (more)

Statist Freaks Wish To Ban Things They Already Made Illegal posted 10/15/2014, 10:36 PM (CBS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
TURLOCK, Calif. - The City of Turlock, Calif. spent months debating whether to ban smoking in public parks, only to discover the city council banned it years ago, reports CBS Sacramento.... (more)

Obama Administration Has Put Media Leakers In Jail For Nearly 50 Times As Long As All Other Administrations In History posted 10/15/2014, 10:36 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
We've been among those who have pointed out that the "most transparent administration in history," the Obama administration, has prosecuted media leakers more than all other Presidents in history combined (eight prosecutions in this administration, compared to three total in all previous administrations). Gabe Rottman, over at the ACLU, decided to dig into another stat: how much time has the Obama administration been able to lock up media leakers in jail compared to all other administrations. Th... (more)

Obama tells CDC he wants Ebola 'SWAT team' ready to go anywhere posted 10/15/2014, 10:36 PM (LA Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
President Obama said Wednesday evening that he directed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a “SWAT team” to be ready to deploy anywhere in the country to help local healthcare systems respond to any Ebola cases.... (more)
Ready to go anywhere and kill anyone!

'Nurses are not protected, they're not prepared to handle Ebola': Angry nursing union says posted 10/15/2014, 10:36 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Nurses at the Dallas hospital where the first patient died of Ebola in the US insisted there were no protocols in place for dealing with the virus - and claimed that no hospital in the country was prepared to deal with the deadly virus.... (more)
Don't worry, Obomber's "SWAT teams" will fix everything!

Tuesday October 14th, 2014

NBC Dr. Nancy Snyderman -- DODGES Responsibility In Ebola Quarantine Violation posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (TMZ)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
It's shocking ... NBC News has dug an even deeper hole for itself in it's self-created Ebola scandal. Brian Williams just read Dr. Nancy Snyderman's tepid, vague mea culpa in which she never takes personal responsibility for violating the quarantine after being exposed to the Ebola virus.... (more)

Monday October 13th, 2014

"Just Get Your Damn Vaccine" Doctor Violates Ebola Quarantine posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A doctor who made headlines back in 2010 during the swine flu scare when she told MSNBC viewers, “just get your damn vaccine” didn’t show such concerns for public health when she was caught violating an Ebola quarantine in order to pick up her favorite soup.

NBC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman was spotted on a food run in New Jersey despite being under a 21 day quarantine order after her return from West Africa during which Snyderman and her team were exposed to E
... (more)

Monday October 6th, 2014

NSA Mission Creep: It's for the Children posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s, and numerous other credible whistleblowers‘ irrefutable revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies are capturing and indefinitely storing million of innocent Americans’ phone calls, emails, internet transactions, and even movements and whereabouts at any given time--App... (more)

Monday September 29th, 2014

Is Former Head of Homeland Security Peddling Fear for Profit? posted 09/29/2014, 1:52 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Michael Chertoff, the former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Bush administration, has been paid a "modest sum" by a Virginia-based company trying to retain a profitable government contract for routing millions of phone calls and texts in and out of the country, the New York Times reports on Monday.... (more)

Brooklyn Speed Camera Generates $77,550 In Just One Day posted 09/29/2014, 1:52 PM (New York Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
That’s the ticket!

A speed camera in Brooklyn tallied a bank-busting 1,551 tickets in a single day this summer, according to the Department of Transportation. At $50 a pop, the July 7 ticket blitz generated $77,550 for city coffers.
... (more)
Fully automated extortion!

Wednesday September 24th, 2014

Retired Army Officer: Success Is 'Acres and Acres of Dead Terrorists' posted 09/24/2014, 10:55 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

It's great that President Obama "put together this miniature coalition of Sunni Arab States" to fight terrorists in Syria, but the analysts are missing something important: The measure of success should be "acres and acres of dead terrorists," not "knocking out windows," Retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters told Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday night:

"These strikes (Monday) night w
... (more)

Greenwald: Syria Becomes the 7th Predominantly Muslim Country Bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate posted 09/24/2014, 10:55 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan.

That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama—after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq.
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Monday September 22nd, 2014

New Zealand Whistleblower Reveals He Was Told To 'Bury' Unflattering Info About The Gov't Spying On Dotcom posted 09/22/2014, 11:20 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A former high-ranking New Zealand Customs lawyer has said that he quit his job after he was ordered to "bury" information that made the New Zealand government look bad. ... (more)

Tuesday September 16th, 2014

DOJ Investigates Law Enforcement Agencies All Over The Nation But Can't Be Bothered To Police Itself posted 09/16/2014, 2:24 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Justice Department will be investigating the Ferguson PD in the wake of an unarmed citizen's shooting by Officer Darren Wilson. Already, news has surfaced that the police force has a histor... (more)

Monday September 15th, 2014

California Deems Carpooling Via All Ride-Share Services Illegal posted 09/15/2014, 5:29 AM (CNET)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are told to halt any carpool features. The California Public Utilities Commission confirms it sent two copies of a warning letter to all three peer-to-peer car services.... (more)

James Foley's Mother Claims She Was Threatened With PROSECUTION If Family Paid Ransom posted 09/15/2014, 5:29 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Diane Foley said that she felt cut off at every avenue by US officials and were threatened with prosecution should they try to pay for her son's return - a move that left her feeling 'horrified'.

Still startled by this aggressive enforcement of official US policy, Mrs. Foley said she couldn't believe it because 'no one has ever been prosecuted for trying to get their child back.'
... (more)

The Kim Dotcom "Big Reveal" Is Out - Email Purports To Show NZ PM Worked With Warner Bros. To Extradite Kim To US posted 09/15/2014, 5:29 AM (NZ Herald)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Kim Dotcom "big reveal" is out - and has almost immediately been dismissed as a fake.

The "reveal" is an email which purports to show Prime Minister John Key involved in a plan to get the internet entrepreneur into New Zealand so he could be extradited to the United States.

It is the evidence which Dotcom is planning on producing at the Moment of Truth event tonight. It is also contrary to every assurance the Prime Minister has ever given about his knowledge of
... (more)

Saturday September 13th, 2014

HuffPo Journo: 'Want to Destroy ISIS? Congress Should Implement the Draft and Raise Taxes Immediately' posted 09/13/2014, 1:18 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
"No, this isn't a joke."... (more)

Thursday September 11th, 2014

DC Speed Cameras Have Not Improved Traffic Safety posted 09/11/2014, 9:00 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Washington, DC has been using speed cameras for more than a decade, but traffic safety has not improved. The city's private vendors have mailed more than 7 million photo tickets and collected a half-billion dollars in revenue, injury accidents have not declined as they have throughout the rest of the country.... (more)

Wednesday September 10th, 2014

New Law Would Require $175 Permit To Wear A Costume In Times Square posted 09/10/2014, 7:45 PM (Gothamist)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Today Councilmember Andy King will introduce legislation that would require costumed characters in Times Square to pay a registration fee of $175, carry a photo ID, submit to a background check, and face fines for noncompliance. "If you're out there in a costume and we can't recognize who you are, we're gonna ask you to present ID," King says. "If you can't present ID, officers will have the option of asking you to leave the location, give you a fine, or removing you from the location." ... (more)

Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Spokesman For Sotloff Family Blasts Obama; White House Using Murdered Journalists As "Pawns" posted 09/09/2014, 5:50 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Appearing on CNN Monday, a spokesman for the family of murdered US journalist Steven Sotloff slammed the Obama administration, declaring that both Sotloff and his compatriot journalist James Foley were used, and still are being used, by the White House to further its agenda in Syria.... (more)

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

Florida: City Council Embraces Accident Causing Cameras posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
After two years of photo enforcement use in Clearwater, Florida, the data show that accidents increased where red light cameras were installed. At a work session on Tuesday, the city council celebrated the results.

Chief Dan Slaughter made a presentation to the council that painted the performance of the cameras in the most positive light possible. The city's crash data covered a "before" period of July 2011 to June 2012 which he compared with two six-month "after" periods of July
... (more)

Thursday August 28th, 2014

Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan's autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre posted 08/28/2014, 12:00 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan’s autocratic president advice on how to manage his image after the slaughter of unarmed civilians protesting against his regime. ... (more)

Monday July 28th, 2014

Boston Police Say Residents Do Not 'Need' to Own Shotguns, Rifles posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (Homeland Review)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Residents of Boston do not need shotguns or rifles, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.... (more)

...but they themselves "need" one of these:

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

Bill O'Reilly Attempts to Belittle the Positive Impact of Copblocking posted 07/23/2014, 4:06 AM (CopBlock)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

Online sales tax is back -- and this time, it might actually have a shot at passing posted 07/23/2014, 4:03 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
When the Senate passed legislation last year allowing states broader latitude to collect sales on online purchases, the proposal was immediately cast aside in the House — and there is has remained, stuck on a shelf. Until now.

Suddenly, even with the midterm elections nearing, the bill’s supporters believe they have found the perfect opportunity to try to push it through the lower chamber.
... (more)

Thursday July 17th, 2014

"Boy, You're a Dumb Ass Aren't You!": MSNBC Host Krystal Ball Proves She's A Vacuous News Reader posted 07/17/2014, 5:30 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]

MSNBC host Krystal Ball gets a world wide "exclusive" interview with a witness to the plane downing in Ukraine (or not)!

DOJ Claims Judge Who Trashed 'Made Up Plot' Should Be Removed For Being 'Hostile' To The Gov't posted 07/17/2014, 2:26 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The self-assured nature of federal prosecutors can be quite insane. We've talked many times in the past about how the criminal justice system is completely rigged against anything remotely looking like fairness. From grand juries to plea bargains to sentencing guidelines, the entire system is designed to make anyone who enters it presumed guilty un... (more)

Texas judge busted for drunk driving pleads for special treatment: 'You are going to ruin my life' posted 07/17/2014, 2:25 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A Texas appeals court judge appealed for some special treatment when she was busted for drunk driving over the weekend.

Justice Nora Longoria was going 69 mph in her Lexus in a 55-mph zone when she was stopped by cops in McAllen just after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to court records obtained by the Valley Morning Star.

As she
... (more)

If You Own A Kalashnikov Rifle, Obama Just Sanctioned You posted 07/17/2014, 2:25 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
If you thought the latest round of US sanctions against some largely unknown Russians and a few new companies listed here, most notably Rosneft and Gazprombank - but not Gazprom, never Gazprom - that would cut off Russian gas to Europe and Merkel doesn't want that - would be largely a non-event, you are right. Unless you own a Kalashnikov, aka... (more)

Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Maryland Bans High-Proof Grain Alcohol To 'Reduce Rape' posted 07/16/2014, 1:49 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Under the guise of "reducing rape," Maryland politicians passed a law banning the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol.

From Baltimore Sun:
Maryland joins at least a dozen other states Tuesday in banning the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol, a measure that lawmakers hope will help to reduce sexual assaults and binge drinking among college students.
... (more)

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014

African leaders vote to give themselves immunity from war crimes posted 07/02/2014, 3:03 PM (Al Jazeera America)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
African leaders gathered for a continent-wide summit voted to give themselves and their allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at a new African Court of Justice and Human Rights.

The decision comes as the continent confronts human-rights violations and has two sitting presidents and one ousted president facing charges at the International Criminal Court.
... (more)

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