Pussy Riot band members sent to remote prison camps
Two members of the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot have been sent to remote prison camps to serve their sentences, the group has said.
Maria Alyokhina, 24, will serve the rest of her two-year term at a women’s prison camp in Perm, a Siberian region notorious for hosting some of the Soviet Union’s harshest camps. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, has been sent to Mordovia, a region that also hosts a high number of prisons.
Study Says Children With ADHD Like Taking Anti-psychotic Drugs
It might surprise you to know that the ingredients in Adderall and Vyvanse (amphetamines) and Ritalin and Focalin (Methylphenidates) are categorized by the Drug Enforcement Agency as Class 2 Controlled Substances, right alongside LSD.
So is it really any wonder that children enjoy taking these drugs? Of course not. If mind-altering drugs made you feel bad nobody would ever become addicted. And that’s exactly what these are – addictive drugs. Drugs that eventually wear off making the body crave more and more just to get through the day.
Even though the doped up children of 151 families seemed to be happy with the results, they’re hardly a fair representation. Currently, 9 percent of US children between the ages of five and 17, and 5 to 10 percent of children and adolescents in the UK have been “diagnosed” with ADHD so they can legally be put on these drugs regimens.
Twenty-five years ago it started with a few hard-to-handle boys, and now we’ve progressed to prescribing these drugs on the grounds that poor students in poor school districts need to be doped up to level the playing field. There’s actually a black market for ADHD drugs for elementary school kids and it carries on all the way through college. What next?
$4.5 Billion in Food Stamps Benefits Improperly Spent
According to a report published earlier this week, some $4.5 billion has been inappropriately applied to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, including benefits that were administered to 2,000 dead people in New York and Massachusetts.
Alameda County sheriff seeks drone to fight crime
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to become one of the handful of local law enforcement agencies that have received federal clearance to use unmanned aerial drones to fight crime, a goal that already is arousing concerns among privacy advocates.
Some SC School Lunchrooms Using Finger Scanning Technology
In an alleged effort to speed up lunch lines, biometric finger-scan technology is being tested at a few public schools in South Carolina and is being met with harsh criticism by at least one parent who says that the program should have required parents’ permission.
According to FoxCarolina.com, a few schools in the Anderson District 5 region are undergoing a pilot program for finger-scanners that get “an entire grade through the lunch line in just 10 minutes.”
The report eerily goes on to say that the system “reads the finger like a barcode and turns it into a number,” but says that no fingerprints will be stored in a database.
The technology’s implementation has angered at least one parent, Gabrielle Murdock, who believes the new system is a “breach of her son’s rights.” Reportedly, her son was sick the day the notes were sent out informing parents of the privacy-intruding scanners.
‘When I saw the handle turn, I shot him’:
home Alone girl, 12, shoots home intruder while hiding in the closet with gun
A 12-year-old girl is being hailed a hero for shooting a home intruder after she hid with a gun in the closet.
Kendra St Clair, from Oklahoma, was home alone when she heard someone break in.
She called her mother and asked what she should do, and her terrified mom told her to get the gun and hide in the closet and stay there until she thought the coast was clear.
How Mitt Romney Cheated His Way To The GOP Nomination
It turns out that Mitt Romney and other Republican operatives were apparently very much aware of what was going on at the precinct, county, district and state conventions. This was not greedy state and country chairmen wanting to hang onto power so they could go to the RNC as delegates and get drunk. The hardball tactics were apparently approved and refined from state to state from Iowa, where the state chairman got money for the GOP and promises and conveniently kept a Santorum popularity vote win and a Ron Paul delegate win, out of the news for months, all the way to Tampa, where pudgy, Romney Brownshirt goons raced along the streets in golf cart-like vehicles, looking for demonstrators to divert into chain fence cages beyond view of the media. Welcome to Romney’s America.
Why Firing a Bad Cop Is Damn Near Impossible
Over the summer, a still from a surveillance camera showing a police officer kicking a handcuffed woman in the head went viral on Facebook and email. The text below the picture read, “Rhode Island police officer Edward Krawetz received no jail time for this brutal assault on this seated and handcuffed woman. Now he wants his job back. Share if you don’t want this to happen.” The allegation was wild enough to pique the interest of the rumor-debunking site Snopes.com, which determined that the story was, in fact, true.
Rockefeller Global Tentacles Exposed in 1959 by the Soviet Union
The Rockefeller global oil and banking empire has been the subject of much critical commentary on the Internet. However, the Rockefeller Octopus’s tentacles into every facet of America’s banking, oil (through their control of Standard Oil), military, educational, and foreign policy apparatus was exposed in a monograph prepared by the Soviet Union in 1959. An English translation of the Soviet article prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Foreign Documents Division and dated December 16, 1959, was uncovered from the CIA’s archives. The paper is titled: “About Those Who Are Against Peace.”
WOMAN TICKETED FOR GIVING FOOD TO HUNGRY – Breakdown in government results in laws ‘criminalizing the most innocuous activities’
Just days after Phoenix reversed its ban on a Christian woman’s distribution of free bottled water in 112-degree heat, a nearby city has ticketed a woman for giving food to the hungry.
“Once again, we find ourselves in the inexplicable position of actually having to protect Americans from a governmental bureaucracy intent on asserting its authority, even to the detriment of such fundamental First Amendment rights as free speech, free exercise of religion and assembly,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.
Jury Nullification Victory For New Jersey Weedman
Despite being barred from presenting a jury nullification defense, it appears that a New Jersey jury did indeed utilize the legal theory to unanimously vote 12-0 to declare Ed Forchion not guilty of marijuana distribution. Mr. Forchion, known as New Jersey’s “Weedman”, had previously been found guilty of marijuana possession, but a jury was deadlocked on distribution, so a new trial was ordered to determine whether he was guilty of distribution after a pound of cannabis was found in his car.
Do The Cops Know Your Info?
Video (5 minutes): [From Site] Are the police keeping pictures of you on file? Do they know who your neighbors are? What property you own? Adam Schwartz of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois says yes they do. He sat down with Reason TV’s Paul Detrick to talk about the information police gather in organizations called fusion centers.
“These are state organizations that fuse under one roof, as much information as possible about people who are suspected of criminal or terror activity and then they funnel this information towards the Department of Homeland Security,” says Schwartz.
Schwartz also points out that as technology has grown, so has a mentality that says government should do all it can to fight terrorism—a combination he says is dangerous.
Police: Black Woman Lied About KKK Setting Her On Fire
On Sunday at 8 p.m., Sharmeka Moffitt called 911 from a walking trail in Winnsboro and told authorities she had been doused in flammable liquid by three men wearing white hoodies. She suffered extensive burns on more than half her body and was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment.
After two days of investigating the case, authorities said Tuesday that the forensic evidence indicates Moffitt set herself on fire.
Rutherford Institute Calls on State Legislatures to Protect Americans from Weaponized Police Spy Drones
John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, is calling on the legislatures of all fifty states to protect the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens from police use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones. In the wake of the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act, it is expected that at least 30,000 drones will occupy U.S. airspace by 2020. In alerting the state legislatures to the dangers posed by drones to citizens’ privacy and civil liberties, The Rutherford Institute has made model legislation available, titled “Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act,” that would not only prohibit state governments from using data recorded via police spy drones in criminal prosecutions but would also prevent police agencies from utilizing drones outfitted with anti-personnel devices such as tasers and tear gas.
Russia condemns United States for human rights record
Russia accused the United States on Monday of double standards on human rights, criticizing its failure to close Guantanamo Bay prison and its use of the death penalty while the U.S. Congress considers a law which could punish Moscow for alleged abuses.
United Nations Calls for Internet Big Brother System to Combat Terrorism
Under the rubric of combating international terrorism, the United Nations is calling for pervasive and widespread internet surveillance, Declan McCullagh reported on Monday.
Cyber cafes and libraries would be required to retain your personal information for law enforcement.
Terrorists are exploiting Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Dropbox, to spread “propaganda” and open Wi-Fi networks in airports and libraries pose a threat to national security and enable “perpetrators,” according to “The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes,” a PDF released at a conference in Vienna held by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The globalist organization claims terrorists are running rampant on the internet and leveraging social networks because there “is the lack of an internationally agreed framework for retention of data held by ISPs,” particularly in the United States.
Spain Spins! Gov. Suggests ‘Age Of Terror’ Justifies Ban On Photographing, Filming Of Police On Duty
Spain is considering a ban on photographing, filming or reproducing images of police and state security forces who are on duty, officials said Friday.
Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said the government is considering prohibiting the capture, playback and processing of images, sounds or data of security forces while “in the exercise of their functions.”
NDAA Opposition, Second Michigan County Says “NO!” To Federal Kidnapping
On Thursday, yet another local government condemned detention provisions written into the National Defense Authorization Act.
The Oakland County, Mich. Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its Support for the Preservation of Liberty resolution Thursday evening.
Arizona To Vote On Taking Control Of Grand Canyon
Arizona voters have a big decision to make this November. Really big.
Arizonans will vote next month on a ballot proposal to give the state control over the Grand Canyon – the latest move in the so-called “sagebrush revolt” in which western states are trying to reclaim federal land.
ADHD Drugs Prescribed to Poor Children to ‘Help’ in School
Medicating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a double-edged sword, not only because of the steep health risks posed by the medications themselves, but also because many kids labeled with “ADHD” actually do not have ADHD at all.
What You Can’t Say [about slavery]
Slavery is widely misunderstood, and as such has been a tool for hustlers and demagogues. Slavery has been part of the human condition throughout recorded history and everywhere on the globe. Romans enslaved other Europeans; Greeks enslaved other Greeks; Asians enslaved Asians; Africans enslaved Africans; and in the New World, Aztecs enslaved Aztecs and other native groups. Even the word slave is derived from the fact that Slavic people were among the early European slaves.
National Defense Authorization Act’s Detention Provision Exceeds Constitutional Bounds
It says a lot about the state of American politics today when Democrats and Republicans refuse to put partisan bickering aside for the good of the country, yet both parties are more than willing to unite to deny Americans their civil liberties, and flagrantly disregard the Constitution.
How Team Obama Justifies The Killing Of A 16-Year-Old American
Asked about the strike that killed him, a senior adviser to the president’s campaign suggests he should’ve “had a more responsible father.”
Our Legal Fight For Free And Equal Debates
Yesterday, Monday, October 22nd, Florida attorney Kathleen Kirwin filed an emergency complaint on behalf of Dr. Jill Stein requesting an injunction against the bipartisan presidential “debate” sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), Lynn University, the Democratic and Republican national committees, and approved by the Federal Election Commission. The injunction request was denied, and the bipartisan campaign event was allowed to proceed.
Law Officers’ Job Protections Go Too Far With Florida’s Policeman’s Bill of Rights
There are times when a police agency needs to know if a law enforcement officer did something illegal, improper or flat out abusive.
One valuable tool for internal affairs investigators to get started at finding out what happened would be the power to question the suspected officer. Common sense, right?
But the strange fact is that this isn’t allowed. Not in Florida, anyway. Hard to believe?
Monsanto tries to criminalize saving seeds, drags farmer into court
As if its costly genetic tampering with the whole natural world weren’t brazen enough, Monsanto continues to bully and intimidate farmers across the United States, hoping this time to push its agenda through the highest court in the justice system.
Truck Driver Stands Up To Unconstitutional Checkpoint
A truck driver who passed through an unconstitutional checkpoint 30 miles from the Mexican border stood up for his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to answer questions in another example of how Americans are re-asserting their liberties.
Mom Found ‘Guilty’ By Court After Refusing TSA Pat Down On Daughter
A woman who stood up to TSA screeners and refused to allow them to grope her or her 14 year old daughter has been found guilty of “disorderly conduct” and sentenced to one year of probation by a court in Tennessee.
Back in July 2011, Andrea Fornella Abbott of Clarksville, was arrested by Nashville airport authorities for expressing outrage at the TSA procedures.
A police report stated that Abbott would not allow her daughter to be “touched inappropriately” or have her “crotch grabbed”. Abbott also refused to submit to a full body scan, saying that she did not want her or her daughters’ naked bodies revealed by the scanner.
The report noted that she attempted to take cell phone video of the incident but was prevented from doing so by the TSA screeners.
Diabetic Teen Hit With Taser After Crash. “I Didn’t Know He Was Freakin’ Diabetic!” Officer Said.
A Cleburne teenager was hit with a Taser by police while he was having a medical emergency, and the incident was caught on tape.
It now means police in the city of Cleburne will be required to watch another video – a diabetes training video.
When Ricky Jones collided with a car in Cleburne April 9th, he was disoriented and confused. A Cleburne police officer questioned him. His audio was recorded. He asked Jones, “Do you understand that I’m talking to you? Answer my question. What’s the matter with you?”
The 19-year-old driver was in a hypoglycemic state. He’s diabetic. His blood sugar was dangerously low.
“Step out of the vehicle, sir. Provide me with your driver’s license and insurance,” the officer can be heard saying. “Step out of the vehicle. Or I will tase you!”
23-seconds later he does, firing at the teenager once in the car and once on the ground.
Emergency crews arrive. The officer finds out what was wrong. “I didn’t know he was freakin’ diabetic!” the officer said.
Reality Check: Can Ohio Voting Machines Be Hacked? The Facts Behind The Rumors
Video (3 1/2 minutes): [From site] Ben Swann of Reality Check explains why some are saying Mitt Romney has a conflict of interest when it comes to voting machines in Ohio and whether those machines can be used to manipulate the vote.
Two Kentucky Men Acquitted Under New U.S. Gay Hate Crime Law
The first U.S. prosecution under a new federal law against anti-gay violence ended with a Kentucky jury acquitting two cousins of hate-crime charges while finding them guilty of kidnapping in a 2011 attack on a gay man.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EcaX12h46k" target="_blank"US Third Party Presidential Debate (Moderated by Larry King)
Video (2 1/2 hours): [From site] In response to widespread blackout from both the mainstream media and political establishment alike, RT is honored to be presenting a platform for the major third-party candidates also vying for the White House this election year to debate. We are offering the event live in cooperation with the debate’s organizers, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.
Medical Prepping in Three Months: A Guide to Safeguarding Your Family — Part 1 of 2, by Dr. Cynthia J. Koelker
Today I offer part 1 of a 3-month medical prepping guide for your family, group, or community.
Many Medications Remain Safe and Effective Well Past Their Expiration Dates
Prescription drugs typically have an expiration date of one to five years, and if you’re like most people, you would probably think twice before taking a medication past its expiration date. Medication turnover based on stated expiration dates also costs the medical industry, such as hospitals, pharmacies, and the US military, billions of dollars.
According to a new study,1 prescription drugs can actually remain sufficiently potent well past their expiration date, as long as it’s unopened. (It’s important to remember that drugs need to be stored properly, as humidity, temperature and exposure to light can affect the drug’s shelf life.)