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  1. (7) Saudi's are on the verge of joining Russia in non-dollar oil sales 09/02/14
  2. (6) Mitt Romney Finally Admits: “They Had To Steal Republican Nomination” From Ron Paul 09/02/14
  3. (4) Phony Cellphone Towers Found in U.S. 09/02/14
  4. (3) Need answer ( opinion ) FAST 09/02/14
  5. (3) "Mitt Romney will run in 2016 and crush the opposition" 09/02/14
  6. (3) Live Now ACLU Argue Against The Patriot Act- Sep 2 1130 Est On Cspan 09/02/14
  7. (3) Strapping people down for forced blood draws in Gwinnett Co., Georgia 09/01/14
  8. (3) Officer to Citizen: “You must be doing something wrong if you invoke your rights” 09/02/14
  9. (2) Surrendered Ukrainian soldier: “Lyuba, don’t worry, I’m in captivity” 09/01/14
  10. (2) UPDATED : Should people receiving welfare be required to take manditory drug tests? 06/25/10
  11. (2) At my wit's end with pooping cat; please help save her life? 09/01/14
  12. (2) Gotta get me one of these..AA12. 09/02/14
  13. (2) Poll: Two-thirds oppose law change so Rand Paul can run for Senate, president simultaneously 09/02/14
  14. (2) Hemp Ready For Harvest 09/01/14
  15. (2) 13 Year Old Girl Shooting 3 Weapons Awesome! 09/02/14

The Last Hour

8 votes

Is This Guy Crazy or Are You Crazy?

This guy is in prison, and I kinda understand why.


http://youtu.be/XJiQJD9W1y8

6 votes

Phony Cellphone Towers Found in U.S.

By Andrew Rosenblum | Popular Science

Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy SIII body, features high-powered encryption. Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, says the phone also runs a customized or "hardened" version of Android that removes 468 vulnerabilities that his engineering team team found in the stock installation of the OS.

His mobile security team also found that the version of the Android OS that comes standard on the Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks data to parts unknown 80-90 times every hour. That doesn't necessarily mean that the phone has been hacked, Goldmsith says, but the user can't know whether the data is beaming out from a particular app, the OS, or an illicit piece of spyware. His clients want real security and control over their device, and have the money to pay for it.

To show what the CryptoPhone can do that less expensive competitors cannot, he points me to a map that he and his customers have created, indicating 17 different phony cell towers known as “interceptors,” detected by the CryptoPhone 500 around the United States during the month of July alone. Interceptors look to a typical phone like an ordinary tower. Once the phone connects with the interceptor, a variety of “over-the-air” attacks become possible, from eavesdropping on calls and texts to pushing spyware to the device.

16 votes

I hear there is a big bully in a state called "Far Far Away"

I hear he has rounded up a gang of cold blooded killers and they are killing anyone who gets in their way. Fortunately, we have a wise old leader in our town called John McFool who has come up with a brilliant plan to keep my family and I safe. Even though I am heavily in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy, he says I should borrow the money to make the long trip to Far Far Away, and I should walk right up to the bully and shoot him in the head. He says that will make me safer. He says the bully will be dead and not one gang member will want to retaliate against me or my family because I shot their leader in the head. He says there is no reason to expect any gang members to follow me back to my town and kill my family with a bomb.

And if the gang elects a new leader after I shoot the current one, John McFool says I will have to borrow more money again next year and make the trip to Far Far Away and shoot the new gang leader in the head. John says there is no chance that any of the gang members will want revenge and follow me back to my town and harm my family.

23 votes

Russia Demands Release of MH17 Black Box Investigation

I know there are many who believe the US/NATO/EU story and the Russians/Putin are attempting to deceive us they aren't involved militarily in the Ukraine crisis. But, if that's the case, and the US/NATO/EU's version of the downed MH17 flight is legitimate, why are they refusing to release the 'black box' recordings? The Russians are making a demand that these finding be realeased to the public.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/1106...

32 votes

Israel Seizes 1,000 Acres Of Palestinian Land In West Bank...

Sept 1, 2014

Less than a week after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas halted the bloody 50-day war in Gaza, Israel announced it is appropriating nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank for Israeli settlers.

Israeli officials declared a 990-acre region as "state land," effectively confiscating it from Palestinians who live nearby and claim ownership.

The land is west of Bethlehem, in an area with several established settlements.

Peace Now, an Israeli group opposed to further settlements, called the move the biggest land grab the country has undertaken in over 30 years.

25 votes

Strapping people down for forced blood draws in Gwinnett Co., Georgia

This is for drivers on Labor Day Weekend.

How about an aggressive lawsuit for every one of these blood draws? The guy on the gurney asks, "What country is this?"

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/vampire-cops-establish-nazi...


http://youtu.be/s8zYrLJGjM4

Over at the Gwinnett County Sheriff's website, a video that looks more like Marine recruiting than community policing.

http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/

25 votes

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion
By Tom Woods

Link: http://amzn.com/B00N71YJQU

Book Description
Publication Date: September 29, 2014
Pre-order today at link above.

WITH A FOREWORD BY RON PAUL

Nothing makes traditional left and right kiss and make up faster than when they're faced with an articulate libertarian. Avert your eyes from this dangerous extremist, citizen! Government is composed of wise public servants who innocently pursue the common good!

36 votes

I must be a sociopath, real life trolling, boredom and other thoughts

The past few years have been a wild psychological ride for me. I went from being someone who was very happy with the system, one who even supported Obama in 2008 to someone who was shocked into reality from 2010 to present. The DP is responsible to a large extent for my awakening as I've shared in other posts... but it was the twitter anarchists who got me into circles interacting with libertarians and eventually guided me to this place. that's more of a side-note but I guess it can serve as an introduction.

17 votes

State Park Ranger Found Unconscious in Patrol Car With Beer Between His Legs

“I shook him, really shook him,” the man said. “And then I saw the beer between legs.”

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/state-park-ranger-unconscio...

10 votes

Hemp Ready For Harvest

Six months after select states were granted the right to cultivate and test industrial hemp, Murray State’s first crops, grown on behalf of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, are ready to be harvested and analyzed.

http://thenews.org/2014/08/29/hemp-ready-for-harvest/

-31 votes

"I Hate American Tyranny! Oooh But Please Give Me Putin/Gaddafi/Assad!"

What is wrong with some of my "liberty" brethren?!??!?! Actually, this is not meant for my libertarian friends. This is meant for the purely anti american/anti american government/extremist populists... I am so disgusted by some of you, that I've been wanting to post this for a LONG TIME and after watching Putin's defense for his PURELY TYRANNICAL laws against his own people, I realized, its time to bring the fight on. I'm anticipating a lot of venom, but what's right is right, bring it on!

Just be honest, you tyrant defenders, you are not "libertarians." I am a libertarian and I love my country, but I hate my government. I hate any man who thinks that by force and by money they can control another man. Thats what the US government is, thats what Putin is, thats what Assad is, What Gaddafi was, Saddam Hussein was, thats what Hitler was, thats what Stalin was, etc etc etc. yet these same FOOLS who decry US hegemony and US world dominance, APPLAUD AND DEFEND PUTIN!!!

Putin, really? The man who is lying to the whole world while invading Ukrain (I was NOT a fan of US involvement into Ukraine and believed Crimea has a right to succession, but whats going on now is pure murder and tyranny of violence of one state over another).

25 votes

From Grad School to Prison

This past spring, Cecily McMillan rode a bus across a bridge to Rikers Island, home of the notorious New York City jail. When the Occupy Wall Street activist was released nearly two months later, she had left her old self behind.

As Told to Abigail Pesta | Cosmopolitan Magazine

I didn't cry my first night in jail.

By the time I got through the 12 hours of intake — the lines, the fingerprints, the strip search — it was 4 a.m. In a dorm with 50 women, I lay on a cot smaller than a twin bed, with a mattress so thin, I could feel the cold metal beneath my back.

I didn't feel much of anything emotionally, except a vague sense of resolution. At least I knew my fate now. I was a convicted felon.

I had spent two years awaiting a trial, accused of assaulting a policeman at an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City in March 2012. As I remember it, the officer surprised me from behind, grabbing my right breast so forcefully, he lifted me off the ground. In that moment, my elbow met his face.

At the time, I was a graduate student at The New School for Social Research and volunteering as a union organizer, in fact helping police negotiate contracts. I was studying nonviolent movements and had been inspired by pacifists like Bayard Rustin, the activist who helped Martin Luther King Jr. My arrest was the opposite of everything I stood for.

14 votes

Teddy neocon wants to bomb ISIS to oblivion

Everyday Ted Cruz sounds like another Bush family member!
http://www.hngn.com/articles/40971/20140901/isis-sen-ted-cru...

8 votes

Surrendered Ukrainian soldier: “Lyuba, don’t worry, I’m in captivity”

“I have two small children!” A woman slaps a Ukrainian Army prisoner on the cheek. “They almost lost their voices!”

“Knock it of!” A militiaman growls, and the woman moves away from the ranks.