Newsworthy 10-26-2012

Pussy Riot band members sent to remote prison camps
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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]
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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
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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.

See also: Reality Check: White House Says It’s Unconstitutional To Strike Down The NDAA

How Team Obama Justifies The Killing Of A 16-Year-Old American
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

See also: Supermom vs. the Gutless Wonder That Is a Jury

Diabetic Teen Hit With Taser After Crash. “I Didn’t Know He Was Freakin’ Diabetic!” Officer Said.
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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
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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&quot; 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
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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
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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.)

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Newsworthy 10-19-2012

Idaho Deputies Video Record Themselves Raiding Home of “Constitutionalist” Without Warrant
Video (5 1/2 minutes): [From Site] Responding to a report of domestic abuse, Idaho sheriff’s deputies raided a home at gunpoint, pulling the man and woman out of their home before proceeding to walk inside and searching it in its entirety.

For what, it’s not clear considering the purported suspect and victim – one of them described as a “Constitutionalist” by a deputy receiving the call from dispatch – were already outside and in custody.

But it is clear they did not have a warrant because at one point after believing they had stumbled upon a marijuana grow room, one of them declared, “we’ll have to get a warrant for this.”

However, deputies later learned that they had only found a tomato grow room, so no arrests were made.

Commentary: People need to wake up! You… YES YOU… have the right to ARREST the cops who abuse you or others. ANYONE who witnesses a breach of the peace or the commission of a felony have the right to arrest and detain the perpetrator… even if it is a COP.

Some states try to make Common Law or “Citizen’s” Arrest illegal, but that is like making it illegal to be born alive. Furthermore, you have the right to defend yourself EVEN AGAINST THE POLICE.

The cops in the above video could have been arrested and detained for assault; kidnapping; false imprisonment; breaking and entering; criminal trespassing; and if they seized anything… burglary. The cops in the video above should also face civil liabilities for abuse of power, violation of their oath, infringing on the Constitutional rights of the victims, any and all legal fees, in addition to any pain and suffering.

If people would begin asserting themselves en masse, maybe we can turn these government enforcers back into peace officers.

3 People Now in Jail for Refusing to Talk About Other Anti-government Activists
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Leah Plante appeared before a federal grand jury for the third time yesterday, and for the third time she refused to talk about her politics and other anarchists. She was taken into custody on civil contempt, and is now imprisoned at SEA-TAC in Seattle, Washington.

Plante joins two other activists, Matt Duran and Katherine “KteeO” Olejnik, who have chosen to make the same principled stand.

‘Parent 1’ and ‘parent 2’ could legally replace mom and dad in France
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If France’s new Socialist government has its way, mothers and fathers will cease to exist — in legal papers, that is.
Legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage and give homosexual couples the right to adopt children also would replace the terms “mother” and “father” with “parent 1” and “parent 2” in all legal documents, including birth certificates.
The proposal has outraged France’s religious establishment and triggered a wave of criticism from many who say such changes to French law should be put to a public vote.

Disabled Vet Labeled “Terrorist” For Investigating Cost Of Surveillance Cameras
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A 55-year-old disabled veteran was labeled a “terrorist” by three county commissioners after he photographed security cameras at the Elbert County administration building in Colorado as part of an investigation, a designation the main claimed was retribution for him filing multiple open-records requests.

Amtrak Joins the Police State
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According to Homeland Security Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has forged “a new partnership” with “the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Amtrak to battle the trafficking of humans.”

DHS will train “over 8,000 frontline transportation employees and Amtrak Police Department officers” on how to recognize and report trafficking indicators and suspected traffickers. Those frontline employees include anyone who comes into regular contact with the public, including ticket sellers. If Wikipedia can be trusted, there are currently about 450 Amtrak police who handle law enforcement and security for the government-owned passenger train system.

Bombshell: Mind-control Engineers Now Drugging Children for “Social Justice”
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It’s the latest thing. Psychiatrists are now giving children in poor neighborhoods Adderall, a dangerous stimulant, by making false diagnoses of ADHD, or no diagnoses at all. Their aim? To “promote social justice,” to improve academic performance in school.
by Sardaukar Blackfang, from Wikimedia Commons
The rationale is, the drugged kids will now be able to compete with children from wealthier families who attend better schools.
Leading the way is Dr. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician in the Atlanta area. Incredibly, Anderson told the New York Times his diagnoses of ADHD are “made up,” “an excuse” to hand out the drugs.

Will The Election Results Cause Massive Riots To Erupt All Over America?
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Will the most divisive campaign in modern American history culminate in massive riots in our major cities? Right now, supporters of Barack Obama and supporters of Mitt Romney are both pinning all of their hopes on a victory on November 6th. The race for the presidency is extremely tight, and obviously the side that loses is going to be extremely disappointed when the election results are finalized. But could this actually lead to violence? Could we actually see rioting in communities all over America? Well, the conditions are certainly ripe for it.

Is Whole Foods systematically training employees to lie about GMO?
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A new video has surfaced from the Organic Spies group, and that video is being released exclusively on the Natural News video site TV.naturalnews.com. The hidden camera video shows a multitude of Whole Foods employees repeating misinformation to customers who ask whether the store sells GMOs. They appear to have rehearsed these false answers through some sort of company training.

Woman hoards “30” Government Life line phones or “Obama phones”
Video (3 1/2 minutes): An abuse of an “Artificial Right” that is costing you and me money.

See also:Obama Phone Remix (parody song)

Rep Louie Gohmert goes off on DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano
Video (8 minutes): Big Sis is asked questions, and she just doesn’t want to answer them.

New Threats to Riot if Obama Loses Election
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UPDATE: Obama Supporters Threaten To Kill Romney If He Wins Election

Despite the issue receiving national media attention, Obama supporters continue to threaten to riot if Mitt Romney wins the presidential election, raising the prospect of civil unrest if Obama fails to secure a second term.

The new threats continue to dominate Twitter and the vast majority make no reference to press coverage of the issue over the last week, illustrating the fact that they are a legitimate expression of how many Obama voters plan to respond if Romney comes out on top, and not merely a reaction to media hype.

“Million Muppet March” planned to defend U.S. backing for PBS
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Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television’s “Sesame Street,” from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the “Million Muppet March.”

The demonstration is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election.

Commentary: Sesame Street is a multi-million dollar money-maker. Here is a link to their posted 2009 tax return which shows they made $44.9 Million in merchandising. If you add in other money earned EXCLUDING government grants, Sesame Street brought in over $122 million in revenue.

Aside from the fact that it should NOT be the government’s job to fund this sort of thing… why do they need tax payer money? It seems Sesame Street is viable on its own. Maybe instead of receiving government funding, Sesame Street should be paying the tax payers back for everything they have received from us over the years.

Tasers Don’t Kill People – Police Do
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An all-party committee of the B.C. legislature heard yesterday that Taser use in the province has dropped 87% since 2007 — the year Robert Dziekanski died after being Tasered by police at the Vancouver International Airport. B.C. police used the weapon 85 times last year, compared to 640 in 2007. This raises troubling questions: Was it necessary for police to use the weapon as often as they did in 2007? How are police subduing people if they rely less on conducted energy weapons? Are they shooting guns more often?

As it turns out, the committee was told police shootings have not gone up, despite earlier warnings that without Tasers police might feel vulnerable. Instead, they’re using their words. According to a CBC report, a justice ministry official said police “appear to be relying more heavily on verbal skills and physical tools other than Tasers when dealing with potentially dangerous situations.”

The dramatic drop in Taser use, without a corresponding rise in firearm use, suggests police were overusing the weapon in the past. National data appears to back this trend.

Bungled SWAT Raid Leaves 12-year-old Girl Badly Burned, No Meth Lab Found
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An early morning SWAT team raid on an alleged meth house produced no meth lab or arrests and instead left a 12-year-old girl badly burned by a flashbang grenade.

It all happened at a Billings, Montana home Tuesday around 6am. While the Fasching family slept, a SWAT team assembled outside their home mobilizing a coordinated raid.

Video shows naked, unarmed student before he’s shot by police
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Video of the fatal shooting of a naked Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open seconds before a campus police officer fired.

Paul Ryan Sinks Himself in VP Debate With Joe Biden – Shows there is no real difference between the two candidates
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Congressman Paul Ryan spoke clearly during Thursday’s vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. But he failed to articulate any substantial differences between the Republican political team he represented and the Obama administration represented by Vice President Joe Biden.

Perhaps the best two-liner of the night was Biden’s “What would my friend do differently? If you notice, he never answers the question.”

Ryan criticized the Obama administration on issue after issue, including sanctions against Iran, withdrawal from Iraq, and spending. Yet he failed to provide any specifics about how the Romney-Ryan team would offer a significant change from the Obama administration.

Google accused of spying on Gmail users
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Google isn’t exactly a stranger to allegations that they invade the privacy of their customers, but now the search engine is being asked to explain itself in court over accusations that they snoop through messages sent through its Gmail service.

Representatives from Google are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit waged at the company’s Gmail platform because the plaintiffs in the case cannot explicitly prove that their correspondence is being unlawfully monitored by the email service.

Industry Sues Over NYC Sugary-Drinks Crackdown – The American Beverage Association and others sued the city Friday
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Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block the city’s move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.

The American Beverage Association and others sued the city Friday. City officials had no immediate response.

Gary Johnson Confirmed In Free And Equal Debate
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The Free and Equal Presidential Debate, scheduled for the University Club of Chicago on October 23, is an answer to the Obama-Romney Debates that allow only the Republican and Democrat candidates to take part. That debate is organized by the Presidential Debate Commission, a private corporation created and run by former chairmen of the Democrat and Republican parties that routinely excludes all other participants.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigators Raid Wrong House, Hold Family At Gunpoint
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Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office say they accidently served a search warrant on the wrong house, while looking for a suspected drug dealer in Burke County. WJBF News Channel 6 is the only station to talk with the victim.

Susan Treat says she was standing, in her laundry room, just feet from her backdoor, when Richmond and Burke County Sheriff’s officers, burst through that door, looking for a suspected drug dealer.

Treat says she thought her family’s lives were in danger, she thought the officers were there to help, but she knew that wasn’t the case, when she says at, gun point, the police ordered her, her pregnant daughter, and her 3 year old granddaughter, to get on the floor.

Another Obama Executive Order Allows Seizure of Americans’ Bank Accounts
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The latest executive order (EO) emanating from the White House October 9 now claims the power to freeze all bank accounts and stop any related financial transactions that a “sanctioned person” may own or try to perform — all in the name of “Iran Sanctions.”

Art Cashin: We’re Certainly At A Flashing Yellow Alert On Hyperinflation
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In 1914, before World War I, a loaf of bread in Germany cost the equivalent of 13 cents. Two years later it was 19 cents, and by 1919, after the war, that same loaf was 26 cents – doubling the prewar price in five years.

Bad, yes — but not alarming. But one year later a German loaf of bread cost $1.20. By mid-1922, it was $3.50. Just six months later, a loaf cost $700, and by the spring of 1923 it was $1,200. As of September, it cost $2 million to buy a loaf of bread. One month later, it cost $670 million, and the month after that $3 billion. Within weeks it was $100 billion, at which point the German mark completely collapsed.

The whole time the German government kept printing more money, so much so that people burned it in their fireplaces because it was cheaper than wood.

Why didn’t they just stop and try to stabilize the currency?

Nanny State Overdrive: School Interrogates and Suspends Student for Drinking Tea
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It made national news earlier this year when a North Carolina preschool student’s homemade lunch was confiscated by school officials for not meeting USDA standards, and the four-year-old was forced to trade her turkey and cheese sandwich and banana for the school’s pink-slime-filled chicken nuggets. Now the fight for parents’ rights and healthy food in public schools has just been ratcheted up a notch.

The nanny state was thrown into overdrive last week when an elementary student in one California school district was interrogated by school officials and a police officer all day and subsequently suspended for five days for the dastardly crime of bringing a kombucha tea in his school lunch.

Leaked Debate Agreement Shows Both Obama and Romney are Sniveling Cowards
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Time’s Mark Halperin has made himself useful for once by obtaining, and publishing, a copy of the 21-page memorandum of understanding that the Obama and Romney campaigns negotiated with the Commission on Presidential Debates establishing the rules governing this month’s presidential and vice presidential face-offs. The upshot: Both campaigns are terrified at anything even remotely spontaneous happening.

America’s Schools: Breeding Grounds for Compliant Citizens
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For those hoping to better understand how and why we arrived at this dismal point in our nation’s history, where individual freedoms, privacy and human dignity have been sacrificed to the gods of security, expediency and corpocracy, look no farther than America’s public schools.

Once looked to as the starting place for imparting principles of freedom and democracy to future generations, America’s classrooms are becoming little more than breeding grounds for compliant citizens. The moment young people walk into school, they increasingly find themselves under constant surveillance: they are photographed, fingerprinted, scanned, x-rayed, sniffed and snooped on. Between metal detectors at the entrances, drug-sniffing dogs in the hallways and surveillance cameras in the classrooms and elsewhere, many of America’s schools look more like prisons than learning facilities.

There Is A Staggering Amount Of Feces In Our Food
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Most Americans are eating significant amounts of feces on a regular basis without even realizing it. You might not mind this, but most people out there would not willingly eat feces if they could avoid it. Not only is it disgusting, but feces is also a breeding ground for all kinds of dangerous diseases. Unfortunately, as a result of the never ending quest to cut prices even lower more of our food is being imported from overseas than ever before. Many of those countries do not have the same health standards that we do in the United States. In fact, many farmers in those countries actually feed feces to their fish and to their animals since it is so inexpensive. If you are eating seafood that was imported from Asia, there is a very good chance that it was raised on pig feces. Not only that, the truth is that a lot of the poultry that comes from Southeast Asia is also raised on pig feces. The FDA has rejected thousands of food shipments from Asia in recent years due to fecal contamination, but the FDA inspects less than 3 percent of all imported food. So what are we to conclude about the other 97 percent of all food imports that the FDA did not inspect?

UK Police Taser Blind Man Using Cane
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You thought you’d heard it all when we reported on Houston PD’s assassination of a wheelchair-bound, schizophrenic, double-amputee armed with a pen; however, details on this latest police state fiasco are equally as shocking.

According to several news reports, UK police Tasered a 61-year-old blind man from Lancashire, England after misidentifying him as a suspect reportedly walking down the street with a samurai sword.

Breaking: Prepper Put on No-Fly List, Stranded in Hawaii
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What does it take to get your name on the no-fly list in America? Apparently you only need to be classified as a “prepper.”
When 34-year-old U.S. citizen and Mississippi resident Wade Hicks boarded a military flight to visit his wife, a Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan, he did not think it would be a one-way trip. Stopping off in Hawaii to refuel, upon reboarding the plane, Hicks was quickly escorted back off again by armed guards. He was then taken to a secure interrogation room where Hicks was informed he would not be flying anywhere because he turned up on the no-fly list.
Hicks has since been stranded on the island state without a way home.

The Last Days Of America? 25 Signs Of Extreme Social Decay
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Are we on the verge of societal collapse? Many of the greatest empires throughout world history were not conquered by outside forces. Rather, they crumbled inwardly as extreme social decay set in. There have been many that have compared the last days of the Roman Empire to what America is going through right now.

If the FBI both planned and thwarted a terrorist attack, who’s the hero?
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A 21-year-old Bangladeshi man tried and failed to blow up the Federal Reserve Building in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday, largely thanks to the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That “thanks” ought to be attached both to the “tried” and the “failed” parts of that sentence, since it was the FBI that not only coaxed the suspect, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, into moving forward with the bombing but also supplied him with the means to do so. Don’t worry. The Feds know what they’re doing. They do this all the time.

DoD: Population Control Part Of US “Stability Operations”
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James A. Schear, deputy assistant secretary of defense for partnership strategy and stability operations, told an audience at the annual summit of the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) a few days ago that population control is one of the “core missions” of the U.S. military in relation to stability operations. The DoD press release stated:
“Stability operations, which are usually military operations in civilian environments, include many missions, among them peace operations, combating terrorism, counter-drug operations, population control and nation assistance.”

Are You A Zombie? – The system’s war against consciousness
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Are you a zombie? Do you react instinctively to external stimulus without engaging in thought? Are your opinions of what happens in the world shaped by your own intuition and knowledge or by television and mass media? Are you trapped in a state of consciousness that more closely resembles sleep than waking reality?

Chances are that if you are reading this article you don’t consider yourself a zombie, but make no mistake about it, you are surrounded by them. Some of them may be your co-workers, friends or even your family members.
America is fast turning into a zombie nation and it didn’t happen by accident, it happened by design.

Rise of the Machines: “A Drone in Every Home”
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Drone surveillance platforms have a wide variety of applications in government and commercial industry, including law enforcement, fire fighting, private security, agriculture, journalism, pipeline inspection, traffic analysis, emergency preparedness, and disaster recovery.

As was the case with the invention of the computer, some people, like Wired magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson, suggest a ‘drone in every home’ is beginning to seem like a distinct possibility. From vacuuming the carpet and sweeping your patio, to walking your dog and ensuring your child gets to school safely, there’s likely no shortage of Americans who would be willing and ready to invite them into their homes.

Should you let your dog kiss you?
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A new study published in the journal Archives of Oral Biology found that dog owners had a higher rate of a certain disease-causing bacteria in their mouths. So those who are turned off by the sticky mess may have more evidence to back their stance.

The American and British Governments Knew – Down to the Day – of the Coming Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor … and Let It Happen To Justify American Entry Into WWII
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The White House apparently had – a year before Pearl Harbor – launched an 8-point plan to provoke Japan into war against the U.S. (including, for example, an oil embargo). The rationale for this provocation is that the U.S. wanted to aid its allies in fighting the Nazis and other axis powers, and decided that an attack by Japan would be the most advantageous justification for the U.S. to enter WWII.

Call the Cops at Your Own Risk
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Would you dial up a known criminal, like a murderer or rapist, to come help you after you’ve been the victim of a crime? No? Then why in the world would you call the police after you’ve been assaulted, robbed or otherwise violated?

The police do not consider their job to protect you. They used to at least pay lip service to “keeping the peace”, but nowadays in the USSA it is clear their job is to enforce the law. In fasco-communist America, the law stopped being about your protection decades ago. The law is about the expansion of state power and control. That’s why there are so many of them, with more coming all the time.

Home Schools and the Tea Party
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In 1987, he testified in the case of Leeper v. Arlington. A group of homeschooling families sued the city of Arlington, Texas. There were over 1,000 districts in Texas. They won. Their attorney said in 2011, “After the victory that God gave us in that case, the prosecutions [of homeschoolers] stopped in all the other forty-nine states.”

Sharpe brought in Rushdoony as an expert witness. “His testimony was way beyond anything I’d hoped for. It was one of the few times in my career that I ever saw a witness destroy the attorney who was trying to examine him.”

Sharpe took a unique approach. He believed that a 1915 Texas law had established parents’ legal right to teach their children at home. The 1915 law was a compulsory schooling law. It exempted private school students. From 1900 to 1920, 60% of Texas families home schooled their children. This had to be the frame of reference for the law’s exemption, not tuition-funded schools.

In his court testimony, Rushdoony made a crucial point: homeschooling was an old tradition long before the formation of the United States.

The basic form of education in much of the colonial period as well as for a long time thereafter was the home school. In the Massachusetts Bay Colony there was an attempt to limit colonization to townships to keep the population concentrated. Some of those did have formal schools in the form of a building where all of the children came. But apart from that, it was private or home schools that prevailed in most of the colonies. There was a limited amount among the wealthy southerners of tutorial schooling, but for the most part it was home schooling. This continued for a good many years thereafter in much of the United States, particularly on the frontier.
There was another major factor. It came out under cross-examination.

You must realize that it was only with the depression that we had in most states compulsory attendance to high school, and it was, I believe, with the depression of the 1930’s that they began to extend compulsory attendance laws through the eighth grade. Prior to that, if you gained reading, writing and arithmetic essentially in the first three or four grades, it was held that you were schooled.
Americans today think that the existing educational system, K-12, has been around for a century. It has, but hardly anyone went through this entire system prior to World War I, and those who did were generally urban residents.

They Prefer Caviar, Even If It Comes With Chains
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It seems that there is no usurpation of liberty so egregious that the American people, both churched and un-churched, will not gladly accept, as long as it is presented to them as a way to make them feel more secure. In truth, so many Americans–especially so many of those who call themselves Christians–are practicing idolaters. They are worshipping at the altar of safety and security. Big Government politicians and bureaucrats are the priests, the Department of Homeland Security is the temple, and the taxes, fees, and assessments are the tithes and offerings. Hallelujah!

GOP Continues Crusade to Keep Libertarians Off the Ballot
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In August, the Republican Party establishment violated its own rules by disenfranchising Ron Paul supporters and squelching dissenting voices now and in the future in order to assure the nomination of Mitt Romney for president.

As Election Day draws near, the same coterie of kingmakers has set their sights on the ballots in all 50 states, filing legal challenges to the presence of third-party candidates that might siphon off voters in the tight race for the White House.

In case you trip over your shoelaces… find good, low-cost health care OVERSEAS
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I’m one of those idiots who pays into a health insurance plan month after month, year after year, and never goes to the doctor.

In fact, I’ve had my current plan for years without ever filing a claim. The only reason to have it is the unlikely event that I trip over my shoelace while visiting the US and end up with a $200,000 emergency room bill.

Gallup study: 3.4 percent of US adults are LGBT
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One striking difference: among 18-to-29-year-olds, 8.3 percent of women identify as LGBT, compared with 4.6 percent of men the same age.

Commentary: When you take out the people who do it because it is “fashionable” in today’s society; liberal guilt and “peer pressure”; radical feminists who do it out of “man hate”; women who do it because they’ve had “bad” relationships with men; the people who do it out of “curiosity”; and the ones that do it as a result of severe emotional and psychological issues (due to rape, etc.); and so on, and that 3.4% is going to drop like the self-esteem of a party girl in college.