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  • What's Actually in the Trans Pacific Partnership?

    11/20/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2015 | By Howard Richman, Raymond Richman and Jesse Richman
    On November 5, the White House released the text of the 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama had just finished negotiating under the FastTrack authority that Congress gave him. That trade pact can no longer be amended. The up-or-down votes in the House and Senate will take place as early as January 2016. So what’s in the TPP? Here’s a quick summary: A legislative body superior to CongressA vehicle to pass Obama’s climate change treatyIncreased legal immigrationReduced patent protection for U.S. pharmaceuticalsQuotas on U.S. agricultural exportsIncreased currency manipulationReduced U.S. power That’s the summary. Here are the details....
  • The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay

    11/12/2015 7:23:08 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 18 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | November 10, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” ― Theodore Roosevelt America’s next president will inherit more than a bitterly divided nation teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe when he or she assumes office. He will also inherit a shadow government, one that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country. To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments. The first shadow government, referred to as COG or continuity of government, is made...
  • Univ. of Missouri student: ‘Several of us are afraid to disagree with other students’

    11/12/2015 3:44:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 11, 2015 | Ian Paris
    An innocent man lost his job. Racial tensions are at an all time high. Faculty members refuse to acknowledge students' First Amendment rights. Campus authorities are policing speech. This is my reality as a student at the University of Missouri. I believe in liberty for all people, but the current climate on campus runs counter to that. Some friends tell me they are afraid to voice their opinions lest they come under fire from the administration or peers - or the police. The University of Missouri police department sent an email urging students to report offensive or hurtful speech -...
  • New Obama czar will hunt 'right-wing' extremists

    10/15/2015 8:14:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police departments through the Strong Cities Network, the Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against violent extremism. A new position within the Justice Department yet to be filled will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or extremists. The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as sovereign citizens. The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the domestic terrorism counsel, will serve as the main point of contact...
  • Man writes open letter to woman reporting creepy guy in park

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A man was stopped by police after taking a walk in the park with his camera last month. A neighbor spotted David Updike taking photographs and feared that he was taking pictures of children. She took his picture and reported a creepy guy to police. Six police officers cornered Updike on the sidewalk near his home where he was questioned for 20 minutes. Updike was very upset by the anonymous neighbors behaviour. He did not do anything wrong. The entire situation could have been avoided if the woman had simply introduced herself. Updike wrote this open letter...

    10/13/2015 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 74 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/13/2015 | Dick Bachert
    Every day brings us closer to what I'm convinced will be a VERY UGLY time in what remains of America, the IDEA! The "progressives" (aka "communists") will continue pushing until they provoke a reaction from those who still remember what freedom was. As was the case in 1775, the flash point will almost certainly be a thrust to seize private firearms and related items. It is then that we will see what their plans are for those MILLIONS OF ROUNDS of ammunition and thousands of weapons now in the hands of previously UNARMED bureaucracies. Oh, did I mention that millions...
  • Who voted to give away your gun rights to the UN?

    10/09/2015 8:52:35 AM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Patriot Outdoor News ^ | 10-9-2015 | unknown
    Meet the 46 U.S. Senators Guilty of Treason U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch just announced Americas partnership with the United Nations to initiate a global police force. Her efforts are consistent with other politicians who reject the Second Amendment, not to mention the first several articles of the U.S. Constitution. In April 2013 the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty written to regulate a $60 billion global small arms trade. Only Iran, Syria, and North Korea opposed the treaty. In opposition to Obama and Kerry, the U.S. Senate voted 53-46 against the United Nations (U.N.) Arms Trade...
  • Judge says Hillary Clintons server is private

    10/07/2015 9:40:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/7/15 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to request former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton not delete any government business emails she may still have, but said he doubts he can force her to do anything. Judge Reggie B. Walton said since Mrs. Clinton used her own BlackBerry and computer devices, and kept her email server at her home, he doesnt have authority over the records she created on those. The ruling is a significant victory for Mrs. Clinton and the Obama administration, which has argued it has already gone above and beyond its duties under the law in trying
  • GAB chairman: I wasnt offended by John Doe raids (WI)

    10/08/2015 8:52:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-8-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Gerald Nichol says he has had no problem with the way the state Government Accountability Board has operated over its eight years in existence. And Nichol, chairman of the troubled political speech regulator, said hes good with GABs involvement in predawn, paramilitary-style raids on the homes and offices of conservative targets in the unconstitutional John Doe investigation. Those October 2013 raids included armed officers serving a warrant on a 16-year-old boy who was home alone. Though the teens father was the target of the political probe, the boy was told he couldnt call his parents, or even...
  • Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight Extremism In U.S.

    10/02/2015 10:32:10 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 108 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10-2-15 | Pamela Geller
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself without any consultation of Congress at all. The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that...
  • Blue Helmets to Supplant Americas Blue Line

    10/04/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    Hey, America! There's a new Marshal in town Blue Helmet United Nations personnel will be replacing municipal police forces whose ranks have been harassed and hollowed out over the last year by Obama activists in groups like #BlackLivesMatter. Marxism always moves in to fill the vacuum left behind by anarchy. Like all things named by the UN, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) sounds benign and good for society, a society distracted from what is really going on by their own self-serving governments. The Strong Cities Network is being launched in a day when millions of illegal aliens are flooding American...
  • Agencies Say They Need Access to Americans Emails Without a Warrant [FTC and SEC]

    09/16/2015 5:45:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 9/16/15 | Kaveh Waddell
    A bipartisan bid to reform an electronic-privacy law has the support of the tech community and the White House, but federal law enforcement officials tell Congress the changes would hamper civil prosecution. Civil law enforcement agencies like the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission would not be able to obtain critical information if the law were changed to require criminal warrants for access to data stored on cloud services, according to witnesses from those agencies testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. The law enforcement officials were reacting to bills from Sens. Mike Lee and...
  • President Obama Orders Behavioral Experiments On American Public

    09/15/2015 2:37:31 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2015 | Chuck Roes
    President Obama announced a new executive order on Tuesday which authorizes federal agencies to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens in order to advance government initiatives. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights research findings from fields such as behavioral economics and psychology about how people make decisions and act on them can be used to design government policies to better serve the American people, reads the executive order, released on Tuesday. The new program is the end result of a policy proposal the White House floated in 2013 entitled Strengthening Federal Capacity for Behavioral...
  • LI woman claims cops couldnt believe she owned BMW so they threw her in psych ward

    09/15/2015 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Theoria · 52 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 10 Sept 2015 | Nicole Johnson
    A Long Island womans insistence that she owns a BMW landed her in a psych ward at Harlem Hospital. The doctors believed she was delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder but she was actually telling the truth, a lawsuit claims. Kam Brocks frightening eight-day One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest ordeal at the mental facility included forced injections of powerful sedatives and demands she down doses of lithium, according to medical records obtained by PIX11 from her attorney. Brock said it all started at a traffic light in Harlem after she was pulled over by an officer for allegedly...
  • DEA blasted for no-warrant searches of patient records, court battle heats up

    09/11/2015 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/11/15 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have been accessing personal medical files without a warrant, generating a backlash from doctors and privacy advocates who say the practice is intrusive and unconstitutional -- and have taken the agency to court. Its just not right, Texas attorney Terri Moore said. The controversial record searches are part of the government's effort to crack down on illegal pill mills and prescription drug abuse. But they've set up a clash over privacy rights, and a legal battle is now playing out in the 5th and 9th Circuit appeals courts. Lower courts have issued conflicting rulings to date,...

    09/10/2015 6:45:45 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 10 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9 10 2015 | Dick Bachert
    First, the GOOD news: Though still disturbing, the number of police officers killed each year has fallen back to mid-1960s levels. Most of THOSE lamentable 60s deaths were the result of actions by criminals suspects or really bad people during law enforcement efforts at apprehensions. Now, the BAD news: We are seeing something very, very different today. We are witnessing the random executions of cops by those who appear to have been animated by the unfortunate race-baiting and other efforts to disrupt our culture by certain members of the political class and the consequent break-down in the rule of law....
  • 'Anti-gun stupidity': Honolulu destroys $575G worth of police firearms

    08/31/2015 4:52:42 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31,2015 | Hollie McKay
    Second Amendment advocates are firing away at a decision by Honolulu officials to destroy $575,000 worth of perfectly good handguns in a move one critic called the height of anti-gun stupidity. Some 2,300 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns, including at least 200 that are brand-new and in unopened boxes, were issued to the citys police department. But with the 2,200-member force upgrading to lighter and less expensive Glock 17s, the guns were set to be permanently holstered. While it is customary throughout the country for departments to auction the guns to law-abiding citizens, including the police who once carried...
  • Three US Citizens Sentenced For Conspiracy To Start A Revolution Using WMDs

    08/31/2015 12:16:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the US has had a surge in violence over the past several years, its defining feature was the generally chaotic and uncoordinated nature of each such - usually lethal - act. That changed over the weekend when the FBI announced three US citizens - Brian Cannon, 37, Terry Peace, 47, and Cory Williamson, 29, - were sentenced to 12 years in prison for "conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in attacks against federal government agencies. The defendants planned to attack critical infrastructure while motivating militia groups in other states to rise up and join them in removing...
  • The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism

    08/24/2015 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | August 24, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.Martin Luther King Jr. Theres an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up to provide a faade of law and order manifested by an overt violence against the citizenry. Despite the revelations of the past several years, nothing has changed to push back against the American police state. Our freedomsespecially the Fourth Amendmentcontinue to be choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats...
  • Bush Endorses Universal Surveillance [semi-satire]

    08/24/2015 10:51:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    In a bid to position himself as the "Big Brother" candidate in juxtaposition to what he characterized as the "Angry Uncle" candidacy of Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called for an end to "private encryption of any and every kind." "When private individuals encrypt their communications it makes it difficult, if not impossible, for government authorities to carry out their jobs," Bush complained. The source of the problem, according to Bush, is the resistance of communications companies to the idea of providing a covert "back door" by which government officials can discretely access an individual's phone and email...
  • 'Ridiculous': FBI warns of next big terror attack (against Muslims by U.S. militia extremists")

    08/18/2015 11:19:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just three weeks after ISIS attacked a Muhammad cartoonist event in Garland, Texas, the FBI began circulating an intelligence bulletin that alerts state, federal and local law enforcement about the likelihood of attacks against Muslims by militia extremists. The bulletin, marked sensitive and not for distribution without FBI authorization, cites evidence gathered since 2013 that American militia groups are planning attacks on mosques, Islamic centers and possibly individual Muslims. The document is dated May 28, 2015, and was leaked to Public Intelligence, an online information site committed to exposing government secrets and data. Public Intelligence posted the document on its...
  • [June 1, 2015 Video] Donald Trump on the need for NSA phone data collection

    08/17/2015 4:49:48 PM PDT · by JediJones · 103 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 1, 2015 | FOX News
    "security has to preside...and be pre-eminent" "if anyone wants to listen to my phone calls, it's fine" "I think we have to err on the side of security" "we don't love it, but we have probably not much of a choice" "it doesn't seem to be very popular, what [Rand Paul's] doing" "Most people seem to feel the way I do" "My best trait will be security"
  • Feds refuse to reveal cellular kill-switch plan

    08/15/2015 4:52:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | 08/15/2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal government has a plan to kill all cell-phone service in certain areas when officials decide its necessary. But you arent allowed to see the plan. And the fact that you cannot learn what might justify its use or who has the authority to push the kill button is the focus of a new case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Pulling the plug on local cellular service already has been done. In 2011, officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco cut off service inside four transit stations for three hours after a BART security officer...
  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • Alabama deputy charged by Feds in "revenge beatdown"

    08/06/2015 7:18:25 AM PDT · by saleman · 26 replies
    al.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | Challen Stephens
    Federal authorities today arrested a former Madison County deputy for his role in the roadside arrest and brutal beating of a Tennessee handyman in August of 2012. Deputy Justin Watson, who quit the force in April, was the only one named in the federal indictment.
  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 12:22:26 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 279 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | RRryan 71187
    Citizen seems to notice a police officer driving around and around his neighborhood while he is working on his boat in his driveway. Police officer doesn't like being filmed by someone in his own yard and decides to stop and pull gun on him.
  • Researcher who questioned CARB wins legal victory and settlement

    08/03/2015 4:39:13 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    Land Line ^ | 3/10/2015 | Charlie Morasch
    A California academic whose criticisms of science behind the nations most expensive diesel emissions rules has won a legal victory and effectively erased his termination. James Enstrom, an epidemiologist and researcher at UCLA for 35 years, learned last week he had won $140,000 and retains his ability to keep an office and use laboratory facilities on campus. Hell also have the ability to gain an appointment to perform additional research. Its gratifying to get any kind of decision against the university, Enstrom told Land Line Magazine by telephone Monday. Its really a brutal process. They go out of their way...
  • Loretta Lynch Embeds Federal Agents In Baltimore To Help Control Embarrassment of Growing Crisis

    08/03/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | sundance
    BALTIMORE After 10 people were shot seven of them in one incident overnight in Baltimore following the citys most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the citys homicide unit for the next two months. The special agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a flipping of the script of sorts, Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. Thats a bit unusual because local police departments ...
  • RED ALERT: Congress Gives Obama Power to Keep You From TRAVELING

    This week, the Republican-led House passed a bill, the PASSPORT REVOCATION ACT, to give President Barack Obama the power to revoke or deny passports to individuals who his administration SUSPECTS may be affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations. While the bill sounds sensible, in that preventing possible radicals from fleeing into the arms of the Islamic State group makes sense, it gives Obama the right to deprive Americans of their constitutional rights without a jury trial. The bill allows the government to effectively ROB you of your passport if it THINKS you are guilty, regardless of whether you are actually guilty....
  • Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

    07/28/2015 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans safety. Obamas exact words: If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, its less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, its in the tens of thousands. In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned mass killings with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the...
  • John Doe targets in Wisconsin can finally tell their stories

    07/25/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-24-15 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has forcefully terminated the John Doe investigations in Wisconsin, the targets of those probes can now speak openly of their experiences at the hands of politically motivated prosecutors. Some of those experiences began leaking out a few months ago, courtesy of David French and his mainly unnamed victims of the Government Accountability Boards jeremiad against Scott Walker supporters. The court decision offers a few more description of the nighttime and dawn raids on homes and the prosecutors abuse of the rights of those targets, but now with the case at an end, the victims...
  • BBQ Outlaws (government environmentalist warns property owner to keep BBQ odors on their property)

    07/24/2015 5:24:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    youtube ^ | july 24, 2015
    This was a video from a Facebook user who started recording a conversation between him and his friend and a Pinellas county (Florida) environmentalist saying bbq smoke out of your yard is illegal!
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into wealthy suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a womans home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- Dont take the attitude with cops, because we dont play, Rose said. When a cop shows up, youre not the one...
  • Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

    07/15/2015 6:06:29 AM PDT · by all the best · 28 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John W. Whiehead
    Despite the best efforts of some to sound the alarm, the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded.All the while, the nations citizens seem content to buy into a carefully constructed, benevolent vision of life in America that bears little resemblance to the gritty reality that plagues those unfortunate enough to not belong to the rarefied elite.For those whose minds have been short-circuited into believing the candy-coated propaganda peddled by the politicians, here is an A-to-Z, back-to-the-basics primer of what life in the United...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    The Third Amendment was created to protect your home from being quartered by soldiers without your consent. It has very rarely been a matter of debate or litigation, until now. Federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon recently ruled that the police are exempt from the 3rd Amendment with a case out of Henderson, Nevada after a family had their home broken into and seized by local law enforcement who stated they needed the home to gain a tactical advantage against suspected criminals in a neighboring house. Police actually forced their way into this familys home, pepperballed the father and his...
  • Oregon launches program to tax drivers by the mile

    07/03/2015 6:45:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/03/15 | Dan Springer
    Oregon launches program to tax drivers per mile Never autoplay videos David Hastings is a rare American. This long-time hybrid car owner from Oregon wants to pay higher taxes for roads and bridges and says the current 30 cents per gallon state gas tax barely affects him. "I've been free-loading on the highways for 20 years driving electric cars or hybrid cars, getting at least 40 miles to the gallon. So I haven't been paying my share," Hastings said. Now, Hastings will pay more thanks to OReGO -- the first pay-by-the-mile program in the U.S. Oregons Department of Transportation has...
  • You Commit Three Felonies a Day

    07/01/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 27, 2009 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Laws have become too vague and the concept of intent has disappeared. When we think about the pace of change in technology, it's usually to marvel at how computing power has become cheaper and faster or how many new digital ways we have to communicate. Unfortunately, this pace of change is increasingly clashing with some of the slower-moving parts of our culture. Technology moves so quickly we can barely keep up, and our legal system moves so slowly it can't keep up with itself. By design, the law is built up over time by court decisions, statutes and regulations. Sometimes...
  • Parking your car by backing it into your driveway could soon be illegal in Jacksonville, Florida

    06/27/2015 3:44:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 124 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 6/26/15 | Ben Bullard
    The city council in Jacksonville, Florida, has taken up a proposal that, if approved, would make it illegal for residents to park their cars in any manner that prevents law enforcement from seeing their rear license plates from the street. For those who live in single-family homes with off-street parking, such a law would make backing into the driveway to park an illegal act. Florida is among a handful of states that dont require car owners to display license plates at the front of their cars. The proposed local bill would also require people who use car covers to figure...
  • Customs Agents To James OKeefe: Youre Being Detained For Investigating The Federal Government

    06/25/2015 3:51:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/24/15 | Patrick Howley
    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents who detained conservative filmmaker James OKeefe at the airport specifically asked him about the work hes done investigating the federal government.OKeefe was detained by U.S. customs agents Monday after arriving at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas en route to Miami. Agents told OKeefe that he was being detained for crossing back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border while dressed as Osama bin Laden in a video that was published by The Daily Caller. Agents marked his passport with an X and explained that he would be detained every time he enters U.S. territory henceforth....
  • Prisons Without Walls: Were All Inmates in the American Police State

    06/16/2015 7:28:09 AM PDT · by all the best · 14 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 15, 2015 | John Whitehead
    Free worlders is prison slang for those who are not incarcerated behind prison walls. Supposedly, those fortunate souls live in the free world. However, appearances can be deceiving. As I got closer to retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, writes former prison employee Marlon Brock, it began to dawn on me that the security practices we used in the prison system were being implemented outside those walls. In fact, if Brock is right, then we free worlders do live in a prisonalbeit, one without visible walls. In federal prisons, cameras are everywhere in order to maintain security and keep...
  • Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters ...

    06/08/2015 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Skepolitic · 56 replies
    Popehat.com ^ | 6/8/2015 | Ken White
    The United States Department of Justice is using federal grand jury subpoenas to identify anonymous commenters engaged in typical internet bluster and hyperbole in connection with the Silk Road prosecution. DOJ is targeting Reason.com, a leading libertarian website whose clever writing is eclipsed only by the blowhard stupidity of its commenting peanut gallery. Why are the government using its vast power to identify these obnoxious asshats, and not the other tens of thousands who plague the internet? Because these twerps mouthed off about a judge. Last week, a source provided me with a federal grand jury subpoena. The subpoena1, issued...
  • Kalief Browder, 19932015 [innocent black teen jailed for three years without trial commits suicide]

    06/08/2015 12:59:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    New Yorker [link only] | June 7, 2015 | Jennifer Gonnerman
    link only: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kalief-browder-1993-2015
  • Senate Approves Bill to Rein In N.S.A. Surveillance

    06/02/2015 1:32:28 PM PDT · by NRx · 29 replies
    WASHINGTON In a remarkable reversal of national security policy formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Senate voted on Tuesday to curtail the federal governments sweeping surveillance of American phone records, sending the legislation to President Obamas desk for his signature. The passage of the measure, achieved after a vigorous debate on the Senate floor, will lead to the reinstatement of government surveillance efforts that were blacked out on Monday after Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, blocked their extension. The vote was a rebuke to Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, as...
  • The McLennan County Re-Education Camp

    06/02/2015 9:23:18 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 50 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | May 28, 2015 | Aging Rebel Editor
    The McLennan County Re-Education Camp Neither the United States Department of Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, the Governor of Texas, the President of the United States nor any of the score of smurfs and fools currently running for President has so far dared to come to the defense of the scores of men and at least two women who remain unjustly imprisoned under cruel and unusual circumstances in the McLennan County Jail. The Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs has stated that the jail is desperately overcrowded, that some prisoners are not being fed and that others cannot...
  • The FBI is operating a small air force to spy on Americans

    06/02/2015 6:05:32 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 2, 2015 | Jack Gillum, Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker
    The FBI is operating a small air force to spy on Americans Associated Press Jack Gillum, Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press Jun. 2, 2015, WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency...
  • Justice Department Studying Far-Right Social Media Use

    06/01/2015 5:55:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 91 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Justice is concentrating on far-right groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism. The Justice Departments National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 for the study, which was praised by Eric Holder, the former attorney general, earlier this year. There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as Facebook and Twitter, in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence, according to the NIJ grant. The proposed study will address this gap through a series...
  • Obamas DOJ To Circumvent Congress With More Than A Dozen New Gun Controls

    05/31/2015 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | AWR Hawkins
    Obamas Department of Justice is working on more than a dozen new gun control regulations it plans to begin implementing apart from Congress. Some of the regulations are set to be put in place by November, others simply by the end of the Obama administration. According to The Hill, the regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements and the issuance of new rules expanding criteria for people who do not quality for gun ownership. Part and parcel to this new criteria will be an ATF-implemented ban on gun ownership for anyone convicted of a misdemeanor...
  • Obama: 'Pass the USA Freedom Act now'

    05/30/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/2015 | Mark Hensch
    President Obama pressured the Senate on Saturday to immediately authorize the USA Freedom Act. Today, Im calling on Americans to join me in speaking with one voice to the Senate, Obama said in his weekly address. Put the politics aside, he said. Put our national security first. Pass the USA Freedom Act now.
  • Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: Its a Cultural Disease

    05/21/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 22 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 19, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    If were training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldiers mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not. Arthur Rizer, former civilian police officer and member of the military Only nowafter the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense have passed off billions of dollars worth of military equipment...