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Donald Trump: I Pay My Own Way, Unlike Bush, Walker or Clinton posted 07/27/2015, 5:30 AM (WSJ)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Donald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters.

Speaking at a free-wheeling press conference following a rally in this city east of Des Moines, Mr. Trump also attacked Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Democrat Hillary Clinton with accusations that they were beholden to wealthy donors.

Mr.
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Community Reaches Out to Homeless Man and his Dog to Begin New Life posted 07/27/2015, 5:30 AM (Examiner.com)
[Category: Economy]
A Hallandale homeless man and his canine best friend will be moving to their new home on Sunday; that's right their new home! Thanks to a community of compassionate people, a local animal rescue, and the power of social media, Ronald Aaron and Shadow will be settling in and helping at Pet Partners Rescue Home, a cat adoption and sanctuary near Miami, Florida.

Bernie Alfonso, the founder of the rescue, has graciously offered the two a private apartment in exchange for some needed h
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Saturday July 25th, 2015



Florida Man Ordered by City to Keep BBQ Smell From Leaving His Property posted 07/25/2015, 11:22 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Florida man was confronted by a county environmental specialist this week and absurdly ordered to keep the smell of his BBQ from leaving his property.

Video of the incident, originally posted to Facebook Wednesday by homeowner Scotty Jordan, shows Pinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham discussing the alleged infraction with Jordan and friends after a nearby neighbor a
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Foolish Cop Thinks He's An Expert On Psychology posted 07/25/2015, 11:21 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A man was recording a police investigation from his own back yard when he was approached by an officer of the Chicago Police Department. One of the officers notices the man filming and claims that the video may contain evidence. It is important to note that as defined by the Fourth Amendment, an officer may not confiscat
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Farmer May Face Federal Prison After Accidentally Killing Bald Eagles With Contaminated Meat posted 07/25/2015, 11:21 PM (The Buffalo News)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A Niagara County produce farmer faces up to a year in federal prison and a $100,000 fine for inadvertently killing three juvenile bald eagles on his farm, federal authorities reported Friday.

Kirk Canfield, 54, of Wilson, admitted to violating the federal Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act when he mixed an insecticide – Golden Malrin fly bait – in a pile of meat last August in an attempt to kill coyotes on his farm, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.

I
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Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill for $15 Minimum Wage, Pays Staff Only $12 posted 07/25/2015, 11:21 PM (MRCTV)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Included in the 62 million workers making under $15 hour are members of Bernie Sanders' own staff. According to the senators' website, Interns are paid only $12 an hour.... (more)


CA Cops Pose As Homeless Panhandlers, Peer Into People's Cars To Ticket Them For Using Cell Phones posted 07/25/2015, 1:54 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Bernardino, California police are posing as homeless panhandlers to get a close look into peoples' cars so they can ticket them for using their cell phone or driving without their seat belt.



Standing on highway off-ramps while holding cardboard signs which say in small lettering that they're "not homeless," but instead "SB police looking for seat belt/cell phone violations," police in four hours
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Friday July 24th, 2015

VIDEO: Cop Elbows Man In The Head, Gets Charged With 'Unnecessary Assault' posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Pocatello Police officer has been charged with assault. Detective Steven Westfall is on paid administrative leave and is charged with one misdemeanor count of “unnecessary assault by an officer.”

The incident started after someone called police claiming that James Rutherford was trespassing on IRS property and was possibly armed with a knife. As police were walking Rutherford back to the patrol car, a shouting match breaks out between Rutherford and the police. After another o
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Indiana: Federal Court Denies Motorist Right To Stop In Safe Location posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The use of unmarked police cars in many states puts motorists in a bind. When they see flashing lights in the rear view mirror, they can either pull over immediately in a dark, sketchy location and take their chances that the lights are not those of an impersonator, or they can drive for a few moments to stop in a safe, public location and risk being treated to a hostile stop and search of their vehicle by legitimate police. A precedent ... (more)


The US War on Your Passport posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (Daniel McAdams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Just the other day we wrote about a US House "suspension" bill that would give the Secretary of State the authority to cancel your passport if he decided that you had "aided" an organization that he rules is terrorist. There is no definition of what "aided" means, no chance to dispute the Secretary's decision, no trial or presentation of evidence, and in fact any evidence th... (more)




Chilling Effects: UK Police Admit To Investigating Journalists For Covering Snowden Leaks posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Remember back when UK law enforcement detained David Miranda while he passing through Heathrow airport for nine hours, under an anti-terrorism law, claiming that journalism could be ... (more)


42 Years Later, Officers Charged for Murder of Defiant Chilean Folk Singer posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
More than four decades after the Chilean military tortured and killed beloved folk singer, playwright, and social activist Victor Jara during the coup of General Augusto Pinochet, former officers allegedly involved in the murder are finally facing charges.
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Health Officials Kill Proposal to Curb Mercury Dental Fillings posted 07/24/2015, 4:50 PM (McClatchy DC)
[Category: Health]
WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. health officials have squelched a Food and Drug Administration proposal that for the first time would have curbed dentists’ use of mercury – one of the planet’s nastiest toxins because it attacks the central nervous system – in treating Americans’ decayed teeth.

The proposal, approved by top FDA officials in late 2011 and kept secret since, would have told dentists they should not use mercury fillings in cavities in pregnant women, nursing moms, children u
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Jim Grant On Gold's Liquidation Sale: A "Vexing But Wonderful Opportunity" posted 07/24/2015, 4:50 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Economy]
Don’t tell Jim Grant, the publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, that gold is a hedge.

The author and publisher said the metal is much more dynamic; providing a trifecta of price, value and sentiment, and investors should have exposure to it.
“[G]old is an investment in monetary and financial disorder – not a hedge. You look around the world and you see exchange rates are properly disorderly, when you look around the world of lending and borrowing -... (more)


Illinois: Chicago Defends Use Of Illegally Short Yellow Times posted 07/24/2015, 4:50 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicago, Illinois is saying "too bad" to motorists upset at receiving red light camera tickets at intersections where the yellow warning times were shorter than permitted under federal regulations. The city's lawyers have been mustering arguments to fend off a challenge by attorney Patrick J. Keating who has been trying to take down the scandal-plagued system for several years. The class action suit is something of a rematch as the state Supreme Court failed to reach a consensus when it consider... (more)


California Appeal Court Backs Stop Sign Cameras posted 07/24/2015, 4:50 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Although the California legislature has not explicitly sanctioned the use of stop sign cameras, the state Court of Appeal gave the automated ticketing systems a green light on Friday. A three-judge panel turned aside a legal challenge to the Mountains Recreation and Conservancy Authority (MRCA), which set up the cameras without following any of the state laws governing the use of red light cameras. ... (more)


Donald Trump Visits My Hometown! posted 07/24/2015, 4:50 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump just visited my hometown of Laredo, Texas!

Not surprisingly, Trump entered Laredo filled with fear. I say "not surprisingly" because Republicans live their lives filled with fear. Communists! Terrorists! Muslims! Illegal aliens! Drug dealers! Bin Laden! Saddam! Ho Chi Minh! Republicans are convinced that they're all coming to get us. Knees are always a'knockin' among Republicans.
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Guess Who Else Is Fundraising for Clinton: Private Prison Lobbyists posted 07/24/2015, 4:49 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In addition to Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is turning to lobbyists for the two biggest private prison companies in the country, Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, to raise money for her 2016 presidential candidacy.... (more)


Do You Know Why I'm Pulling You Over, Being Wildly Aggressive, And Charging You With Assault Today, Sir? posted 07/24/2015, 4:49 PM (The Onion)
[Category: General]
Good afternoon, sir. Go ahead and roll your window all the way down for me. My name is Officer Daniel McEwen from the Greene County Police Department. Now, do you know why I’m pulling you over today, being overly aggressive, and charging you with a felony count of assaulting a police officer?... (more)


Thursday July 23rd, 2015

Citizen's Private Body Cam Protects Him From Cops Who Lied to Get Him in Trouble posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
King County, WA — City bus driver, Kelvin Kirkpatrick purchased a set of glasses that take HD video as a means of feeling safe in the event the Metro Security cameras on his bus failed. However, these camera glasses would prove to be incredibly valuable in an entire other sense.

Kirkpatrick was becoming frustrated with the lack of security provided by two King County sheriff's deputies assigned to the protection of buses on the Metro Transit squad.
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Video Shows NYPD Cop Brutalize 11-Year-Old Girl, Proves He Lied Under Oath posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — Video has surfaced of a New York City police lieutenant assaulting an 11-year-old girl on a Bronx street corner. The incident happened six months after Eric Garner's death but is now being brought to light after a battle with the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.

In the video, the large male cop forced the girl against the wall, then grabs her around the neck and throws her to the pavement, where he back cuffs her before leading her away.

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First, They Came for the Bar Owners... posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Chris Penner, owner of the Twilight Room Annex club in Portland, Oregon, had bills to pay and a payroll to meet. He called up his business account only to find that it had been completely drained.

“All my money was gone,” Penner later related to the Oregonian newspaper. He was shocked, but not completely surprised, by this development: “I raced to the bank,
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MTV Ramps Up Race-Baiting With New Video Targeting White posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


MTV is continuing its crusade to mainstream tumblr/social justice warrior insanity with a new video that targets white people for “racial microaggressions” directed against people of color – awful things such as… saying you like black culture.

These so-called “racial microaggressions,” which are also being circulated at major Universities throughout the country, include the
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'MTV is at death’s door': Audience down 25 percent in first half of year...


Seattle's Nanny State is "Deputizing Trashmen as Secret Police" to Snoop Through Wastebins posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (SHTFplan)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Once society has set its course for total control, there is no bounds it will not cross in order to achieve it.

Obviously, governments have been willing to violate rights and unleash technology to spy upon the entire population.

But did you know they were also willing to dig through your trash and messy waste to uncover offenses, impose penalties and control social behavior?

This is exactly what's going on in Seattle, where the city is now using trash
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So Much for the "Ferguson effect": Killings of Cops are Down 25 Percent for the First Half of 2015 posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The "Ferguson effect," you might remember, is a phenomenon law-and-order types have been throwing around in an effort to blame police brutality on protesters and public officials who actually try to hold bad cops accountable for an alleged increase in violence, both general violence and violence against police officers.

The problem is that there's no real evidence to sugge
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Currencies Depend on Faith, Gold Doesn't posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (Peter Schiff)
[Category: Economy]
In his July 17th Blog, Let's Get Real About Gold, author and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig likened investor interest in gold with the "Pet Rock" craze of the 1970's, when consumers became convinced that a rock in a box would provide continuous companionship, elevate their social standing, and give them something hip to talk about at parties. Zweig asserts that investor faith in gold, which he... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jail guards smuggling dope, cops helping drug dealers, cops ripping off drug dealers. Familiar stories, repeated over and over. Here's this week's bunch. Let's get to it:

In Hagerstown, Maryland, a Maryland state prison guard was arrested last Wednesday on charges he was smuggling drugs into the prison. Matthew Charles Scott, 28, went down after he
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Deputy Lied About Drugs to Illegally Obtain Warrant Leading to Raid that Blew Apart Baby's Face posted 07/23/2015, 2:36 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Habersham County, GA — In May of last year, Bounkham "Baby Bou Bou" Phonesavanh, 19-months-old, was asleep in his crib. At 3:00 am militarized police barged into his family's home because the sheriff’s department claimed that an informant had purchased $50 worth of meth from someone who once lived there. During the raid, a flash-bang grenade was thrown into the sleeping baby's crib, explodi... (more)


OK Prosecutors Used Seized Asset Forfeiture Funds to Pay Off Student Loans, Live Rent-Free In Seized Home posted 07/23/2015, 2:36 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Oklahoma state audit reveals a prosecutor used seized asset forfeiture funds to pay off his student loans and another took someone's seized home to live in rent-free for years.

From Tulsa World:
A 2009 audit of the District Attorney’s Office that represents Beaver, Cimarron, Harper and Texas counti... (more)


Cop Runs Stop Sign, Hits Sober Driver, Dept Covers it Up By Framing the Man for DUI posted 07/23/2015, 2:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — On April 19, Oliver Wiggins was driving his Nissan Maxima on Glenwood road when he was suddenly t-boned by an NYPD cop. The officer was driving without his flashing lights and did not have on his siren when he blew through a stop sign and plowed into Wiggins.

In typical police fashion, the officer, instead of apologizing and admitting he made a mistake, treated Wiggins as if it were his fault. The officer accused Wiggins of being drunk. He was then arrested and char
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Trump to Anderson Cooper: "People Don't Trust You" posted 07/23/2015, 2:36 AM (Real Clear Politics)
[Category: General]


In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that was broadcasted tonight Republican candidate for president Donald Trump berated the reporter for continuing to address polls that shed him in a negative light instead of polls showing his upper-tier status.

"I am leading across the board," Trump said in the interview. "And then you hit me with this poll that I didn't see before, whe
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New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits posted 07/23/2015, 2:35 AM (Judicial Watch)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under “high scrutiny” from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based ... (more)


Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal Justice System posted 07/22/2015, 2:34 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
How can the life of such a man

Be in the palm of some fool’s hand?

To see him obviously framed

Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land

Where justice is a game.—Bob Dylan, “Hurricane


Justice in America is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Just ask Jeffrey Deskovic, who spent 16 years in prison for a rape and murder he did
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Facing Down Taser, Sandra Bland Was Told By Officer: "I Will Light You Up!" posted 07/22/2015, 2:34 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
While many questions still remain about what exactly happened to Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell before she was found dead under mysterious circumstances on July 13, those looking for answers about why she was initially placed under arrest three days earlier were offered a look at devastating dash-cam footage released by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday evening whic... (more)


Federal Charges Brought Against Officer In Baby Bou Bou Case posted 07/22/2015, 3:01 PM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The case agent who allegedly provided false information to a Habersham County SWAT team that maimed a toddler has been charged with federal civil rights violations.

Attorney Mawuli Davis, who represents the parents of Bounkham "Bou Bou" Phonesavanh, the 19-month-old who sustained severe injuries to his face and chest, along with possible brain damage, after a stun grenade deployed during the May 2014 raid landed in his playpen, confirmed the charges to The Atlanta Journal-Cons
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Officer Suspended After Video Shows Him Strike Seated, Handcuffed Man posted 07/22/2015, 2:34 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It only took four and a half years for the Buffalo Police Department to take disciplinary action against Officer Anthony L. Porzio.

Porzio was captured on video striking a handcuffed man seated on the front hood of a police car in a December 11, 2010 incident that was uploaded to YouTube in 2012.

Now, following a disciplinary review, internal arbitrators have suspended Porzio for 30 days without pay.

The footage shows two female officers approach
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Shocking Video Shows LAPD Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair with 3 Bean Bag Rounds and a Taser posted 07/22/2015, 2:33 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, CA — Three rounds with a bean bag gun and a taser — deployed against a man in a wheelchair.

The LAPD is facing criticism after a video surfaced that shows them firing beanbag rounds at a man in a wheelchair and then hitting him with a taser.

According to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, the man in the wheelchair, Christopher Adam Zareck, 43, swung a pole at police when they tried to take him into custody.

Police were called to the scene around 7:
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Family Threatened With Government Fine For Parking Cars in Their Own Driveway posted 07/22/2015, 2:33 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Government officials in Cobb County, Georgia are threatening a family with a fine for parking too many cars in their own driveway.

The Oviedo family were hit with the violation notice after local bureaucrats acted on an anonymous complaint that there were four cars parked on the property. Local ordinance rules which were recently changed mandate that a maximum of two cars be parked at any one time.

The family has relatives visiting and their two kids are home from c
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Americans Sign Petition to Pull Award Winning Film '12 Years a Slave' For Racism posted 07/22/2015, 2:31 PM (Mark Dice)
[Category: General]


In an experiment, California media analyst Mark Dice asks random people to sign a petition he says will ban the distribution of the film 12 Years a Slave and take back its Academy Award, calling the film "racist."


Trump Is Right: John McCain is Not A Hero posted 07/22/2015, 2:31 PM (C4SS.org)
[Category: Commentary]
On July 18th, Donald Trump enraged fellow Republicans by stating that Arizona Senator John McCain is “not a war hero." Trump referenced McCain’s imprisonment by the North Vietnamese stating, "I like people that weren’t captured."

Americans like to think of all their armed servicemen as heroic, and this is especially true of McCain, a POW who was imprisone
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NYPD Officials Apparently Deleting Incriminating Communications Related To Alleged Illegal Summons Quotas posted 07/22/2015, 2:31 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The NYPD doesn't care for transparency. Its relationship with open records requesters ranges from "frosty" to "antagonistic." It even employs its own in-house, completely arbitrary classifica... (more)


Even If You Think Kim Dotcom Is Guilty As Sin, The US Government Stealing His Assets Should Concern You posted 07/22/2015, 2:31 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Earlier this year, we covered a very troubling situation involving Kim Dotcom and the US government. As you almost certainly already know, Dotcom is fighting extradition from New Zealand to the US to face a bunch of charges concerning criminal copyright infringement. We've written about those charges as well as the extradition fight many times. However, while all of this was going on, the Justice Department filed a separate lawsuit, not against Dotcom himself, but against all of his... (more)


Much To Do About Nothing Over El Chapo posted 07/22/2015, 2:30 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Not surprisingly, U.S. officials are hopping mad over the prison escape in Mexico of notorious drug lord Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is especially upset since it had high hopes of having El Chapo extradited to the United States to serve out a long jail sentence for drug-law violations. DEA Deputy Administrator Jack Riley declared, “The hunt is back on—and we’re going to get him.”

To which I retort: So what? What difference will
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Bloomberg Profiles Liberland, 'The Place of No Taxes Where Crowdfunding Rules' posted 07/22/2015, 2:30 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Resistance]


Liberland, or the Free Republic of Liberland to give it its full title, is a would-be sovereign state founded April 13 by Vit Jedlicka and two fellow libertarians. Its total area of approximately seven square kilometers would make it the third smallest sovereign state in the world, after the Vatican and Monaco. - Bloomberg


Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway--With Me in It posted 07/22/2015, 2:30 PM (WIRED)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.

Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no avail. Then the windshield wipers turned on
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Arctic Ice EMBIGGENS, Returns to 1980s Levels of Cap Cover posted 07/22/2015, 2:30 PM (The Register)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Arctic ice cap has not, contrary to the predictions of climate alarmists, completely disappeared: in fact it has been growing rapidly, increasing by an entire third just in 2013 and more since.

"It would suggest that sea ice is more resilient perhaps. If you get one year of cooler temperatures, we've almost wound the clock back a few years on this gradual decline that's been happening over decades," ice scientist Rachel Tilling tells the BBC. The Beeb was reporting on newly
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Tuesday July 21st, 2015

Top NIST Cop Allegedly Caught Manufacturing Meth In NIST Lab, No Charges posted 07/21/2015, 7:48 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A top NIST security officer was allegedly caught manufacturing meth inside a U.S. government NIST laboratory, yet no charges have been filed against him and the local Montgomery County police will only say they're "investigating."

News 4 reports:
An explosion tore through a government lab in Maryland this weekend, and Montgome... (more)


Federal Appeals Court Declares Air Fresheners Suspicious posted 07/21/2015, 3:42 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Driving a vehicle that has a couple air fresheners, rosaries and pro-police bumper stickers at 2 MPH over the speed limit is suspicious. That was the finding handed down last Thursday by the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals. A unanimous three-judge panel upheld the March 9, 2011 traffic stop that led to the conviction of Ruben Pena-Gonzalez in South Texas. ... (more)


City Fires Official Tasked With Police Accountability, for Finding Too Many Cops Guilty in Shootings posted 07/21/2015, 3:42 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicago, IL — Lorenzo Davis is a 65-year-old retired Chicago police commander who left the department in 2004 after 23 years of service.

During that time, Davis had obtained a law degree, masters in criminal justice, and he’d woken up to what he referred to as a lack of discipline within the ranks of the Chicago Police Department.

“I did not like the direction the police department had taken,” Davis said in an interview with WBEZ. “It appeared that officers were
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Driverless Cars: Disrupting Government Reliance On Petty Traffic Enforcement posted 07/21/2015, 3:42 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Self-driving cars are on the way, and in their wake, they'll leave a variety of entities slightly less better off. Insurance companies may be the first to feel the pinch, as less-than-risk-averse drivers are replaced with Electric Grandmothers more than willing to maintain safe speed limits and the proper distance between ... (more)


Obama Admin Seeks to Further Ruin Our Dishwashers posted 07/21/2015, 3:42 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Government regulations have already ruined our dishwashers. The need to wash dishes twice or pre-wash is already an entrenched reality due to previous regulations which pushed washer makers to use only a paltry 6.5 gallons a wash, now the bureaucrats at the Department of Energy want washers to use only a pathetic 3.1 gallons, and the industry is freaking out.

From The Hill:
Companies that make dishwashers are warning that the Obama administration’s latest e... (more)


'The Loony Left': 60 Minutes Piece From 80's Takes Fascinating Look At Origin Of Today's 'Social Justice Warriors' posted 07/21/2015, 3:42 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: History]


Ever wonder where all the insane new perpetually outraged social justice warriors sprung from?

Evidently, their ideas took hold in Britain in the 80's and created what they called the "loony left," a group of people which embody the political ideals of today's so-called "social justice warriors."

One gem, an African woman who says it's racist that her child i
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The State: The Enemy Not Only of All Mankind But of Kindness, Too posted 07/21/2015, 3:39 PM (Becky Akers)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority in Florida has fired one of its collectors of tolls because he sometimes paid these double-dipping taxes for his "customers" out of his own pocket:
...he charged a trailer driver $5 too little, and after realizing his mistake, he paid the difference himself. He would do this from time to time if a driver was ... (more)


Authoritarians Like Twitter, Too posted 07/21/2015, 3:38 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
In May 2014, CNN aired footage of a Ukrainian helicopter being shot by pro-Russian militants. Taken with a cell phone camera and posted on social media, the video showed compelling evidence of the scale and technological sophistication of the Ukrainian conflict.

The video was also fake — it was actually over a year old, and from Syria. CNN retracted the footage and apologized, but the “incident” was still widely discu
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Whistleblower Prison Guard Paid The Price For Reporting Abuse posted 07/21/2015, 3:38 PM (Miami Herald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kelly Bradley crouched in the corner of his cell, cowering under a blanket, as five officers clad in riot gear barreled inside and jumped on him, pinning him face-down.

As they cuffed Bradley’s wrists and ankles, one of the officers, William Hamilton Wilson, reached toward Bradley’s face and dug his index finger into the inmate’s eye — several times —until he ripped out Bradley’s right eyeball. It happened swiftly, almost as if it was routine.

Afterward, the extract
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Passenger With Slain Black Confederate Activist Tells Her Story posted 07/21/2015, 3:38 PM (The New American)
[Category: General]
The New American's previous report on the tragic death of black Confederate flag activist Anthony Hervey can now be updated because additional details have come from survivor Arlene Barnum (shown in the hospital), who was a passenger when the Ford Explorer Hervey was driving was run off the road on Sunday by another vehicle near his home in Oxford, Mississippi. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the crash as "sus... (more)


Arctic Ice 'Grew By A Third' After Cool Summer In 2013 posted 07/21/2015, 3:37 PM (BBC News)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by around a third after an unusually cool summer in 2013.

Researchers say the growth continued in 2014 and more than compensated for losses recorded in the three previous years.

The scientists involved believe changes in summer temperatures have greater impacts on ice than thought.

But they say 2013 was a one-off and that climate change will continue to shrink the ice in the decades ahead.
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Sandra Bland's Family's Lawyer Details Dashcam Video of Traffic Stop posted 07/21/2015, 3:37 PM (NBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The lawyer for the family of a woman found dead in a Texas jail cell last week said dashcam video from the roadside traffic stop that led to her arrest shows the encounter grew confrontational after she refused an officer's demand to put out her cigarette. ... (more)


How a Labor Union Keeps Mixed Martial Arts Illegal in New York posted 07/21/2015, 3:37 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
his month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) experienced one of its biggest Pay-Per-View events ever with “UFC 189,” live from Las Vegas, Nevada. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is widely considered to be the fastest growing sport in America and perhaps even the world. Thus, many different cities both inside and outside the United States have hosted MMA events. But in one state, New York, MMA remains illegal, and will likely remain that way for at least one more year. The sport is legal and regu... (more)


Donald Trump Gave Out Lindsey Graham's Personal Cell Number to America posted 07/21/2015, 3:37 PM (CNNPolitics.com)
[Category: General]
Speaking in front of hundreds at a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump read a number he said people could use to reach South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham's private cell phone.

Trump and Graham have engaged in an ongoing feud in the past few days as they battle for the Republican presidential nomination. In Trump's speech Tuesday, he called Graham an "idiot," after Graham called him a "jackass," in an interview Monday with CNN's Kate Bolduan.

Trump gave
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