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Conspiracy Theory Goes Mainstream?
Source: TheDailyBell.com Submitted: 04/16/2014
--Feedbacker Alaska forwarded this astounding article posted at the well known website Gawker.

Alaska's point is that Gawker is a kind of gatekeeper for the mainstream media, and by publishing this article before someone else does, Gawker editors can "spin" it in the appropriate direction.

The appropriate direction, of course, is one of subdued mockery and disbelief. But reading the article, one gets the feeling that age-old "damage control" revolving around denouncing someone as a "conspiracy nut" is just not as effective as it used to be.

In this Era of the Internet, the power elite has been exposed as never before. It is probably safe to say that never has a specific elite group been deconstructed with such vehemence and, on occasion, in a real-time context.

In the modern world, it is necessary for ruling classes to remain opaque to the ruled in the modern demos. But this is not happening anymore. There will be ramifications.

The myth that is propagated is that democracy determines who leads and that, therefore, average people are picking the personalities to run the system. If what we call directed history becomes too obvious, then the system begins to collapse. In fact, this is exactly what is happening.
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March 2014: Reid Breaks Ground for Nevada Solar Farm Near Bundy Ranch
Source: Infowars.com Submitted: 04/15/2014
The senator’s plan for solar farms in Nevada wasn’t just limited to the shelved project near Laughlin.

--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who was exposed last Friday as the mastermind behind the Bureau of Land Management’s persecution of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, can be seen in this March 2014 photo breaking ground for a new solar farm near the Bundy Ranch, emphasizing that the senator’s plan for solar projects in Nevada wasn’t just limited to the shelved solar farm near Laughlin.

--The development of solar farms just like this one is exactly why Sen. Reid was using the BLM, whose director is Reid’s former senior advisor, to push Bundy out of the Gold Butte area his family has worked for over 140 years.
As we revealed last Friday in an article that became the #1 news story in the world for 24 hours, the BLM specifically stated that it wanted Bundy and his cattle out of the area as part of the agency’s “regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone.”
The BLM attempted a cover-up by deleting documents exposing the plan from its web site, but fortunately contributors at the Free Republic were able to save them for posterity.
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Glover, Booth and Paine: Over 150 years of nullification
Source: TenthAmendmentCenter.com Submitted: 04/13/2014
In the 1850s, a banging on a door marked the beginning of a seven-year saga that would end with a state defying the U.S. Supreme Court. That defiance continues to this day.

Joshua Glover [a "fugitive slave"] was playing cards in his single-room, dirt-floor cabin near the shore of Lake Michigan when he heard the ruckus outside. He yelled at his companions not to open the door when the insistent banging started, but it was too late. The door was flung open and three men charged into the room. One was armed with a gun. Glover resisted, but a second man cracked him over the head with a pair of cuffs, and Glover fell to his dirt floor, bleeding profusely. The men drug him out of his home, threw him roughly into a wagon and spirited him away toward Milwaukee.

Under federal law, this kidnapping was perfectly legal.
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BLM Threatens To Shoot Protesters, Then Stands Down (Video)
Source: InfoWars.com Submitted: 04/12/2014
Infowars reporter David Knight breaks down what happened during the standoff between the BLM and the American Patriots.  Watch here »
UPDATE:
Here is video of armed citizens taking back stolen cattle from the FEDs: http://youtu.be/bD61YFxUga4
Tragedy & Hope 101 - Bonus Material
Source: JoePlummer.com Submitted: 04/09/2014
Prior to writing Tragedy and Hope 101, I went through Tragedy and Hope one more time and, in addition to noting where specific topics were discussed, I “typed out” many of the references that I’d highlighted in Quigley’s book.  Read full article »
This document is approximately 50,000 words long. (Lots of additional information for those who are interested. )
The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind - Hidden Secrets of Money (Video)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 04/08/2014
.  Watch here »
An excellent / short presentation (30 minutes) on the mechanics and nature of our monetary system. Highly recommended.

...And, of course, if you'd like some "follow-up" material, you can read the free version of Dishonest Money (available under the title "Meet The System" at: http://MeetTheSystem.org )
Opie and Anthony Eviscerate Obamacare After They Both Lose Their Health Care Plans (Audio)
Source: TheBlaze.com Submitted: 04/03/2014
The hosts of the popular, politically incorrect “Opie & Anthony Show” on SiriusXM Radio went off on Obamacare Thursday after revealing their health care plans have been cancelled due to new regulations.

Greg “Opie” Hughes, who has a wife and two kids, said he recently received a cancellation notice in the mail, voiding a health care plan that was “perfect” for him and his family. He also angrily described just how complicated the associated paperwork is, which he said might be done on purpose.
 Listen here »
You Won't Believe This Border Patrol Checkpoint Refusal Video
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 04/02/2014
.  Watch here »
"Marketing" to the Masses (Video)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 03/31/2014
.  Watch here »
Media Buries Bombshell Admission of Turkish Government Planning False Flag Attack (Video - Recommended)
Source: InfoWars.com Submitted: 03/27/2014
Turkish government officials were caught red-handed in a leaked audio tape planning a false flag terror attack as a pretext to invade Syria, but the mainstream media completely buried the key aspect of the story and made it all about Prime Minister Erdogan blocking YouTube.  Watch here »
An excellent example of how media manipulation works.
Did The West Create Chaos In Crimea and Ukraine? (Video)
Source: BenSwann.com Submitted: 03/21/2014
While western media and politicians are up in arms about Russia’s “Invasion” into Ukraine, they are not admitting to how western nations like the United States are involved in creating the power vacuum in the first place that Putin is taking advantage of.  Watch here »
Biologist explains how marijuana drives tumor cells to ‘suicide’ (w/ Video)
Source: RawStory.com Submitted: 03/21/2014
A December 2013 video that has been picking up attention in medical marijuana advocacy circles points out the benefits of the drug’s active ingredient in cancer treatments.

“We observed that the cannabinoids were very effective in reducing tumor growth,” molecular biologist Christina Sanchez said in the video, first uploaded by Cannabis Planet. “Cells can die in different ways, and after cannabinoid treatment, they were dying in the ‘clean’ way. They were committing suicide, which is something you really want.”
 Watch here »
New FDA Food Label Rules Ignore the GMO Elephant in the Room
Source: OrganicConsumers.ORG Submitted: 03/21/2014
--Under the proposed new rules, food manufacturers will be required to list more realistic (as in larger) serving sizes, and display the calorie count in large, bold type. The new labels will also provide a more detailed breakdown of the types of sugar contained in products. And instead of listing vitamins A and C, new labels will list vitamin D and potassium, because, the FDA said, it has evidence that "people are not consuming enough of these nutrients to protect against chronic diseases."

Nothing wrong with these changes. But when is the last time you read a petition demanding the FDA list vitamin D on labels? Or a news article about tens, or hundreds of thousands of consumers clamoring for a more accurate breakdown of the sugar content in their foods?

What consumers really want to know is whether or not their food has been genetically engineered. And anyone who's paying attention knows that this issue-labeling of GMOs-has for the past two-and-a-half years dominated the public discourse around food policy and labeling.

In 2007, on the campaign trail in Iowa, then-Senator Barack Obama told supporters, "We'll let folks know if their food has been genetically modified, because Americans should know what they're buying."
He has not honored that campaign promise.

In 2012, during the high-profile California Proposition 37 campaign, a citizens' initiative that would have required mandatory labeling of GMOs in foods, nearly 208,000 people signed our petition to Michelle Obama asking her to remind President Obama of his campaign promise, and to support GMO labeling. Mrs. Obama did not respond.

Proposition 37 was defeated by a mere 1 percent, only after the biotech and food companies spent more than $46 million to defeat it. A similar scenario played out in Washington State in 2013, where I-522, another citizens' ballot initiative, was also defeated by 1 percent. Industry spent a total of $70 million to defeat those two initiatives,
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ATF Storms a Gun Store to Seize Customer List Despite a Judge’s Restraining Order (w/ Video)
Source: IJreview.com Submitted: 03/20/2014
Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms stormed four Ares Armor stores in San Diego county over the weekend, despite the restraining order the company had obtained from a judge just three days earlier. The ATF carried a warrant, claiming they were looking for questionably legal gun component parts – the polymer 80 percent lower receivers – but they also took customer data and files.  Watch here »
Playing the Long Game
Source: TenthAmendmentCenter.com Submitted: 03/17/2014
--We have to play the long game

That’s the path to victory.

Enjoy your instant coffee.

Chat it up with instant message.

Rush out and spend that instant refund.

But don’t expect the instant political victory.
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CIA Spies On Congress, Blocks Release of Report About Torture For Over A Year
Source: BenSwann.com Submitted: 03/12/2014
The big headline across the country: members of the Senate Intelligence Committee accuse the CIA of undermining the Constitution and spying on them. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the CIA hacked into a computer system designed for Congress in order to monitor an investigation into torture and CIA secret overseas prisons.

“The CIA’s search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution,”Feinstein said. “It may have undermined the constitutional framework essential to effective congressional oversight of intelligence activities.”

--Sen. Feinstein is...correct that the CIA must be subject to oversight by Congress and is not above the law. But neither is any other government agency including the NSA which has been spying on every American. Simply because those Americans are not members of Congress does not mean that they are not entitled to privacy. Rightfully, Feinstein has been called out for her hypocrisy by Edward Snowden who points out in a statement to NBC News,

“It’s clear the CIA was trying to play ‘keep away’ with documents relevant to an investigation by their overseers in Congress, and that’s a serious constitutional concern, but it’s equally if not more concerning that we’re seeing another ‘Merkel Effect,’ where an elected official does not care at all that the rights of millions of ordinary citizens are violated by our spies, but suddenly it’s a scandal when a politician finds out the same thing happens to them.”
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Conn. Cop: I Will Kick Down Doors To Confiscate Guns
Source: StoryLeak.com Submitted: 03/11/2014
UPDATE: Since the release of this article, Branford Police have confirmed that Officer Peterson has been placed on paid leave while an internal investigation is carried out.

A Connecticut man revealed shocking comments made by a Branford police officer this week who has openly defended door-to-door gun confiscation.

After the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Conn. lawmakers mandated that all “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines be banned, requiring all in circulation to be registered with the state. Fearing the obvious move towards confiscation, the vast majority of gun owners have refused to submit, with estimates finding less than 13 percent of rifles being registered.
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FLUORIDE CLASSIFIED AS DANGEROUS TO DEVELOPING BRAINS
Source: FluorideAlert.org Submitted: 03/08/2014
--The authors write “A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.” The majority of these 27 studies had water fluoride levels which the US Environmental Protection Agency currently allows in the US – less than 4 milligrams per liter.

Developmental neurotoxins are capable of causing widespread brain disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and other cognitive impairments. The harm is often untreatable and permanent.

Grandjean and Landrigan write, “Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries.”
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Tucker Carlson Sits Down with Infowars (Video)
Source: YouTube.com Submitted: 03/07/2014
.  Watch here »
Conspiracy Denial
Source: StopThelie.com Submitted: 02/27/2014
My response to the "Alan Moore" anti-conspiracy image going around Facebook (also posted.)

I should start limiting all my writing to just 150 words. This seems to be what's "in" these days. (And it sure would be a lot easier.)
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Why 'Ghostbusters is the most libertarian blockbuster of all time (w/ Video)
Source: WashingtonExaminer.com Submitted: 02/27/2014
After learning the sad news that comedy actor and filmmaker Harold Ramis had died, I remarked on Twitter that the 1984 classic "Ghostbusters" (which he co-wrote and co-starred in) was the most libertarian Hollywood blockbuster ever made. I assumed that this was perfectly clear to everybody and that I was making a non-controversial claim -- even asserting the banal conventional wisdom -- but a number of people evidently didn't see where I was coming from.

To me, it's quite obvious. In "Ghostbusters," paranormal activity is becoming a growing problem in New York City. Government doesn't do anything to stop the problem, so private entrepreneurs set up a small business that successfully captures and stores ghosts — for a fee.
 Watch here »
Man escapes 5 year sentence after dash cam footage clears him, indicts cops (with Video)
Source: RawStory.com Submitted: 02/24/2014
Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault.

Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports and one of them for assault after the recording surfaced showing police officers beating Jeter during a traffic stop, according to WABC of New York. A third has pleaded guilty to tampering.
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"STOP TRYING TO TAKE MY GUN!...STOP TRYING TO TAKE MY GUN!!!"

This man is very lucky to be alive...unbelievable.
NSA AND DHS PARODY T-SHIRTS CONSTITUTE FREE SPEECH
Source: BennSwann.com Submitted: 02/20/2014
“When we finally filed, I was like, ‘Wow, this is real now’, you know?” says McCall. “I’m actually suing the DHS and the NSA and they only have an army of lawyers and everything else.”

McCall’s lawsuit appears to have been well worth it. McCall’s lawyer recently contacted him saying that both agencies wanted to settle. This is a huge victory for those who believe in Liberty and are taking a stand against federal agencies that are bullying the public. McCall says to be able to force the NSA and DHS to contact online marketplaces and admit that they were wrong to try to force his products off the marketplaces and that McCall does in fact have every right to create his parody shirts.
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Missouri Senate Votes to Nullify Federal Gun Control, 23-10
Source: TenthAmendmentCenter.com Submitted: 02/20/2014
A Missouri bill which seeks to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books, “whether past, present or future,” passed the Senate Thursday. SB613 would ban the state from enforcing virtually all federal gun control measures, and includes criminal charges for federal agents attempting to violate the right to keep and bear arms in Missouri.

The measure passed 23-10 [and reads, in part]

"All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States I and Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state."
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What if government and media looked at paper money the way they do at Bitcoin?
Source: Reason.com Submitted: 02/18/2014
--The launch of cash has provoked an immediate reaction from law-enforcement agencies worldwide that universally condemned the development.

“Cash is a 100% anonymous and untraceable payments technology. It is like a weapon of mass destruction launched against law enforcement,” said Mike Smith, the recently confirmed FBI Director. “It is the perfect payment mechanism for criminals, drug cartels, terrorists, prostitution rings and money launderers....

Banking Superintendent of New York State, Mike Smith had the following to say: “I can’t think of any reason that a law-abiding individual would want to use cash. At a bare minimum, we believe there should be a licensing procedure for individuals or businesses that plan to use cash, a ‘Cash-License’ as it were...."
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Good news and bad news on recording the police
Source: WashingtonPost.com Submitted: 02/18/2014
The video above, in which a Broward County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy assaults and arrests a woman for recording him, is disturbing for a number of reasons.
First, in every state in America, you are well within your rights to record an on-duty police officer. There are a few limited exceptions, such as if while recording you physically interfere with an officer trying to perform his duties. But as long as you aren’t in the way, you’re protected by the First Amendment.

Second, this means that Broward County Sheriff’s Dep. William O’Brien violated Brandy Burning’s rights several times during the recorded traffic stop. The first instance was when he told her she was committing a felony by recording him, and he demanded she turn over her phone. That was a violation of her First Amendment rights. The second instance is when he physically assaulted her when she had committed no crime. The third was the illegal arrest. The fourth was the illegal detention in a jail cell. A fifth may have been the false charge of resisting arrest. (Although in some states, it is unlawful to resist even an illegal arrest.)

Third, note the arrogant tone with which Dep. O’Brien asserts that he knows the law better than his victim. Of course, he doesn’t. He’s flat wrong about the law.
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Bill of Rights - College Students Don't Know Their Basic Rights (Video)
Source: Mark Dice Submitted: 02/18/2014
Bill of Rights Quiz - College Students Don't Know Their Basic Rights in San Diego, California.  Watch here »
No wonder that so few care about the federal government ignoring the legal limitations on its power...they don't know what ANY of those limitations are supposed to be. (I find this significantly more disturbing than "1 in 4 Americans don't know that the earth orbits the sun.")
Cops Addicted To War On Drugs: Will Lose Millions If Marijuana Is Legalized
Source: LibertyCrier.com Submitted: 02/18/2014
--Drug enforcement stands to lose a lot of funding should marijuana become legal. Federal funding through the Department of Justice gives police task forces money specifically aimed to target drug crimes from a fund called the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. The grant doles out $300 million to $500 million annually to police stations around the country.

“In 2012, 23 such task forces in Minnesota received a total of approximately $4.2 million from Byrne grants. The money is spent on everything from military-grade hardware to officer overtime,” PoliticsinMinnesota.com reports.
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The Man Behind the Hong Kong Miracle
Source: Fee.org Submitted: 02/15/2014
To say that an economy is “the freest” is to say that it’s “the most capitalist.” Capitalism is what happens when you leave peaceful people alone. It doesn’t require some elaborate and artificial, Rube Goldberg contrivance cooked up by tenured central planners in their insular ivory towers. But if we are to believe the critics of capitalism, HK must also be a veritable Hell’s Kitchen of greed, poverty, exploitation and despair.

Not so. Not even close.

Maybe this is why socialists don’t like to talk about Hong Kong: It’s not only the freest economy, it’s also one of the richest. Its per capita income, at 264 percent of the world’s average, has more than doubled in the past 15 years. People don’t flee from HK; they flock to it. At the close of World War II, the population numbered 750,000. Today it’s nearly ten times that, at 7.1 million.

--“Over a wide field of our economy it is still the better course to rely on the nineteenth century's ‘hidden hand’ than to thrust clumsy bureaucratic fingers into its sensitive mechanism,” Cowperthwaite declared in 1962. “In particular, we cannot afford to damage its mainspring, freedom of competitive enterprise.” He didn’t like protectionism or subsidies even for new, so-called “infant” industries: “An infant industry, if coddled, tends to remain an infant industry and never grows up or expands.” He believed firmly that “in the long run, the aggregate of the decisions of individual businessmen, exercising individual judgment in a free economy, even if often mistaken, is likely to do less harm than the centralized decisions of a Government; and certainly the harm is likely to be counteracted faster.”
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Roger Ver on Blockchain’s Past, Present and Future
Source: CoinDesk.com Submitted: 02/15/2014
The man, who many have started to refer to as “Bitcoin Jesus”, emailed me with some objections and let me know that Blockchain had tripled the size of its team in just over a month while continuing to lead the industry in web traffic, wallet users and bitcoins stored. “By just about any metric, we are the #1 Bitcoin website in the world,” he wrote.  Read full article »
Ron Paul Launches Clemency Petition for Snowden
Source: Infowars.com Submitted: 02/14/2014
Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul has launched an effort to secure clemency for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The “Demand Clemency for Edward Snowden” petition is posted on the Ron Paul channel.

“Edward Snowden shocked the world when he exposed the NSA’s illegal and abusive spying program. Instead of applauding him for his bravery and patriotism, the U.S. government labels Snowden a traitor,” the page states. “Join Ron Paul in demanding that Edward Snowden is granted clemency. Sign the Petition. Let’s bring Edward home before his amnesty in Russia expires on July 31, 2014.”
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U.S. Slides 13 Spots on Press Freedom Index
Source: Reason.com Submitted: 02/13/2014
If it wasn't enough to see the United States slide in four rankings of economic freedom, Internet liberty, and government transparency last year, the Land of the Brave and Home of the Free (except where prohibited by law) is off to a swell start in 2014 by slipping 13 places on the World Press Freedom Index. Compiled by Reporters Without Borders, the Index keeps a running tally of governments' respect for journalistic freedomson matters ranging from legislative restrictions to outright whacking of reporters. The U.S. has taken a hit largely from the post-9/11 insistence on fetishizing claims of "national security" (Rep. Mike Rogers now wants to criminalize the publication of sensitive information like that released by Edward Snowden) and from the Obama administration's crusade against whistleblowers.  Read full article »
They always come after these guys for "leaking classified information." May I propose the "You Cannot 'Classify' Illegal Activity Act." Simply stated: men in government are not granted the authority to violate the law, or "classify" their crimes in order to evade punishment.
The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program
Source: The Intercept Submitted: 02/11/2014
The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.

According to a former drone operator for the military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) who also worked with the NSA, the agency often identifies targets based on controversial metadata analysis and cell-phone tracking technologies. Rather than confirming a target’s identity with operatives or informants on the ground, the CIA or the U.S. military then orders a strike based on the activity and location of the mobile phone a person is believed to be using.
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Glenn Greenwald's new investigative journalism site.
Children taught at home learn more
Source: TheGuardian.com Submitted: 02/10/2014
Children taught at home significantly outperform their contemporaries who go to school, the first comparative study has found.
It discovered that home-educated children of working-class parents achieved considerably higher marks in tests than the children of professional, middle-class parents and that gender differences in exam results disappear among home-taught children.

The study, to be published by the University of Durham in the autumn, will support a call for the Government to introduce legislation to help the growing army of parents who are choosing to remove their children from schools.

The numbers of home-educated children in Britain has grown from practically none 20 years ago to about 150,000 today - around 1 per cent of the school age population. By the end of the decade, the figure is expected to have tripled. Home education has won so much support in Scotland that more than 200 campaigners from across Britain are to march to the Scottish Parliament next month to demand a relaxation in legislation which makes it harder for parents to educate their children at home in Scotland than in England and Wales.
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And here is some information on "self-directed learning" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autodidacticism
Texas Deputy Dies Performing No-Knock, No-Announce SWAT Raid For Marijuana
Source: LibertyCrier.com Submitted: 02/08/2014
BURLESON COUNTY, TX — Tragedy struck when police pursued an aggressive no-knock, no-announce SWAT raid on a marijuana user with no history of violence in his record. One deputy was shot when the homeowner picked up a rifle to protect his family from what he thought were home invaders. The officer’s life is over and the homeowner will now face trial that could put him in prison for a long time because of a confrontation that never needed to happen.

--The paramilitary team was on a mission to find illegal weeds, and were prepared to kill — or die — to prevent them from growing. They found some: two 6-inch sprouts and some seedlings. Apparently getting those plants off the streets means that the mission was a success.
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Iowa family 'terrorized' in SWAT Raid (Video)
Source: youtube.com Submitted: 02/06/2014
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How completely ridiculous is it that this military-style raid was conducted to capture somebody suspected of using a stolen credit card...seriously?

If I can say one positive thing about this: At least they didn't kill the dog.
Sniper Basics
Source: SHTFplan.com Submitted: 02/02/2014
During the Finnish “Winter War” against the Soviet Union in which they were vastly outnumbered and outgunned, guerrilla tactics, which they called “Motti tactics”, were used to excellent effect. The Finnish devastated the Soviets using hit and run attacks, homemade and improvised weapons, and snipers. The most famous of these snipers was Simo Hayha.

Simo was a common farmer with a diminutive stature of only 5 feet 3 inches tall. His shooting prowess was honed as a hunter in the wilderness of Finland. Simo is credited with over 505 (official) kills, including several teams of Soviet counter-snipers sent specifically to eliminate him. These kills were made during less than 100 days of combat, meaning Hayha engaged and destroyed 5 targets per day by himself. Known as the “White Death”, Simo would finally be removed from the battlefield by a lucky shot from an explosive tipped rifle round to the face while holding off a Soviet advance; he would wake up later in a Finnish hospital at the very end of the war and die of old age in the year 2002.

Simo Hayha proved once and for all the effectiveness of a single shooter in the face of a more powerful opponent. This kind of attrition warfare stopped the more technologically advanced Russians in their tracks, and ended their pursuit of total invasion. The poorly armed Finish prevailed despite all odds.
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US Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds: “Non-GMO Crops more Productive and Profitable”
Source: GlobalResearch.ca Submitted: 01/31/2014
A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry.

Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable.

Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a movement among farmers abandoning genetically modified organisms (GMO) because of simple economics.

“We get the same or better yields, and we save money up front,” crop consultant and farmer Aaron Bloom said of non-GMO seeds. Bloom has been experimenting with non-GMO seeds for five years and he has discovered that non-GMO is more profitable.

The re-converts to non-GMO seeds are not hippies but conservative Midwestern farmers who are making a business decision, Modern Farmer discovered. They are switching back to natural seed because it is more profitable — not because of any ideology.

“Five years ago the [GMO seeds] worked,” said farmer Christ Huegerich, who along with his father planted GMO seeds. “I didn’t have corn rootworm because of the Bt gene, and I used less pesticide. Now, the worms are adjusting, and the weeds are resistant. Mother Nature adapts.”
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Here is a link to the Modern Farmer article:
http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/post-gmo-economy/
US Media Blacks Out New Snowden Interview (Video)
Source: BennSwann.com Submitted: 01/31/2014
This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD. The interview has been intentionally blocked from the US public, with virtually no major broadcast news outlets covering this story. In addition, the video has been taken down almost immediately every time it’s posted on YouTube.

In contrast, this was treated as a major political event in both print and broadcast media, in Germany, and across much of the world. In the interview, Mr. Snowden lays out a succinct case as to how these domestic surveillance programs undermines and erodes human rights and democratic freedom.

He states that his “breaking point” was “seeing Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress” denying the existence of a domestic spying programs while under questioning in March of last year. Mr. Snowden goes on to state that, “The public had a right to know about these programs. The public had a right to know that which the government is doing in its name, and that which the government is doing against the public.”
 Watch here »
Nullification Movement Grows As States Challenge Federal Power
Source: LibertyCrier.com Submitted: 01/30/2014
Multiple states, including Washington, Arizona, New Hampshire and Tennessee, have introduced legislation that bar state workers from cooperating with the National Security Administration’s domestic spy program. Some bills, such as HB1533 in New Hampshire, even make it a Class-A misdemeanor if state employees are caught violating the proposed law.

In other states, such as Montana and Missouri, nullification bills have either been passed or introduced that refuse to recognize gun-control requirements made by the federal government. In 2009, Montana passed the Firearms Freedom Act, which prohibited federal regulations of guns manufactured within the state’s borders. A federal appeals court struck down the act in August, citing the commerce clause.

A host of states are challenging President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Indiana just introduced HB1406, which resists the enforcement of ACA guidelines. The Hoosier State joins South Carolina, Oklahomaand Georgia in doing so.
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"Silence" is viewed as "support." The federal government needs your support for its illegal power grabs...stop giving it.
The NY Times Doesn't Like Me (Highly Recommended)
Source: LewRockwell.com Submitted: 01/27/2014
The New York Times, whistling past the financial graveyard, paused over the weekend to smear the Mises Institute, Ron Paul, our other scholars, hardcore libertarianism, and me. Why? Because our ideas and our youth movement are gaining real traction. It is in effect a compliment. They have never faced opposition like ours before, and Ron Paul’s tremendous resonance with young people has only made things worse from the Times’s point of view.

The Times wants opponents who play the game, who accept the presuppositions of the regime, and who are willing to confine themselves to the narrow range of debate to which the Times would prefer to confine the American people.

The purpose of articles like the one over the weekend, it should be unnecessary to point out, is not to shed light. It is to demonize and destroy a school of thought that the regime considers threatening.
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MSNBC Cuts Away From Some Silly NSA Thing To Breaking Bieber News (Video)
Source: LibertyCrier.com Submitted: 01/26/2014
--Bieber fever swept through all the cable news networks Thursday morning afflicting all who came in contact. In one particularly egregious case, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell was in the middle of an interview with Congresswoman Jane Harman discussing the latest news developments on the government’s NSA program — particularly, that the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board had found the surveillance program illegal.  Read full article »
Whistleblower: Google Chrome Can Listen To Your Conversations (w/ Video)
Source: Infowars.com Submitted: 01/23/2014
--As far back as 2006, we warned that computers would use in-built microphones to spy on users. We also revealed how digital cable boxes had embedded microphones that had the capability of recording conversations since the late 1990′s.
As we have previously highlighted, terms of agreement for both Android and iPhone apps now require users to agree to allow their microphone to be activated at any time without confirmation before they can download the app.
Facebook’s term’s of agreement also allow the social network giant to record your phone calls, read your phone’s call log and “read data about contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.”
We are now fully ensconced in a world that even George Orwell would have laughed off as inconceivable. Embedded microphones in everything from Xbox Kinect consoles to high-tech street lights that can record private conversations in real time represent the final nail in the coffin of privacy.
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Hopefully somebody will verify that this "whistleblower video" is legit.

It sure would be irritating if this was a hoax aimed at discrediting "concerns" about this type of technology.
NH Jury Nullification Legislation
Source: FIJA.org Submitted: 01/17/2014
Michael Sylvia and Keith Michael report that as the 2014 legislative session kicks of in New Hampshire, there is a new jury nullification bill on the table in New Hampshire. HB 1452, introduced on 8 January 2014, is an act relative to jury nullification that “requires the court to give an instruction to the jury regarding jury nullification and requires the court to declare a mistrial if the instruction is not given to the jury.” Its full text is available on the New Hampshire state website here. The main provisions of this bill are as follows:

I. The court shall give the following instruction to the jury in all criminal proceedings: “The concept of jury nullification is well established in this country. If the jury feels that the law under which the defendant is accused is unjust, or that exigent circumstances justified the actions of the accused, or for any reason which appeals to their logic or passion, the jury has the power to acquit, and the courts must abide by that decision.”

II. A mistrial shall be declared in any case in which the court fails to give the jury instruction provided in paragraph I.
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Bill Proposes Criminalizing Help to NSA, Turning Off Resources to Yakima Facility
Source: TenthAmendmentCenter.com Submitted: 01/17/2014
Practically speaking, the bill prohibits state and local agencies from providing any material support to the NSA within their jurisdiction. This includes barring government-owned utilities from providing water and electricity. It makes information gathered without a warrant by the NSA and shared with law enforcement inadmissible in state court. It blocks public universities from serving as NSA research facilities or recruiting grounds. And it disincentivizes corporations attempting to fill needs not met in the absence of state cooperation.

Lawmakers in Oklahoma, California and Indiana have already introduced similar legislation, and a senator in Arizona has committed to running it there, but Washington counts as the first state with an actual NSA facility within its borders to consider the Fourth Amendment Protection Act. The NSA operates a listening center on the Army’s Yakima Training Center (YTC). The NSA facility is in Taylor’s district, and he said he cannot sit idly by while a secretive facility in his own backyard violate the rights of people everywhere.

“We’re running the bill to provide protection against the ever increasing surveillance into the daily lives of our citizens,” he said. “Our Founding Fathers established a series of checks and balances in the Constitution. Given the federal government’s utter failure to address the people’s concerns, it’s up to the states to stand for our citizens’ constitutional rights.”
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See also: Washington State Rep Puts The NSA on Notice
http://youtu.be/181jDrog_XY
N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers
Source: NYTimes.com Submitted: 01/15/2014
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials.
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Merck Continues Promoting Zilmax, Despite Cattle Losing Their Hooves from the Drug
Source: Mercola.com Submitted: 01/15/2014
While the beta-agonist drug Zilmax (Zilpaterol) has been used to promote muscle growth in American-grown cattle since 2007, news of the dramatic adverse effects of this drug didn't hit mainstream news—and hence public consciousness—until late last year.1

In early August, 2013, Tyson Food Inc issued a statement saying it would no longer purchase Zilmax-fed cattle for slaughter due to animal welfare concerns.2 The company had noticed that many of the cows that had been fed the drug had trouble walking. The cattle also displayed other behavioral issues.

Since then, Cargill Inc. has also decided to reject Zilmax-fed cattle until it is confident that any animal welfare issues associated with the drug have been resolved.

Merck, the maker of the drug, initially said it would halt US and Canadian sales of Zilmax, pending company research and review. It wasn't long however before Merck announced it had no plans to discontinue the product,3 saying the company stands behind the safety of the drug.

At present, Merck does not need approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to return Zilmax to market, as the FDA has not taken any action against the drug.
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Bullish on Yellen: A Very Good Article From Forbes
Source: TheDailyBell.com Submitted: 01/13/2014
The Keynesian model was built to capitalize on difficult economic circumstances by creating a theoretical framework that further centralized power and money.

It was a justification for authoritarianism, even though in today's world myriad supine economists and useless journalists continue to write about this extraordinary example of malicious public relations as if it were high theoretical art.
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Ford Exec Clarifies his Statement about Tracking Drivers
Source: Business Insider Submitted: 01/12/2014
Jim Farley, the global vp of marketing and sales at Ford, tells Business Insider he made a mistake when he implied that Ford gathers so much data from GPS units inside its customers' cars that the company knows when they're speeding or breaking the law.
"I absolutely left the wrong impression about how Ford operates. We do not track our customers in their cars without their approval or their consent," he says. "The statement I made in my eyes was hypothetical and I want to clear this up."

His original comments came yesterday during a panel discussion on consumer privacy at CES, the big electronics convention in Las Vegas: "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone," he told attendees.
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Exercise Benefits Found to Be EQUAL to Drugs for Heart Disease and Diabetes
Source: Mercola.com Submitted: 01/10/2014
A recent meta-review conducted by researchers at Harvard and Stanford3 compared the effectiveness of exercise versus drug interventions on mortality outcomes for diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure, and stroke. After reviewing 305 randomized controlled trials, which included nearly 339,300 people, they found "no statistically detectable differences" between physical activity and medications for prediabetes and heart disease.  Read full article »
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