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24 votes

IRS Might Shut Down?

The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they will not have to go there.
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10 votes

Calling for an Internet Convention of Constitutional Patriot Leadership to consolidate all factions!

No Doubt there is great energy and frustration in the patriot movement to restore this country to the principles of freedom and liberty. Unfortunately, it is currently in a splintered state of small groups. However, if these factions could hold an INTERNET CONVENTION for the purpose of "joining forces", it could galvanize enough people to be more powerful than either of the current fake parties who claim to represent the people.

11 votes

Russia's NOT Selling Gold - Adds 600,000 Ounces of Gold to its Reserves in November

Russia's NOT Selling Gold Adds 600,000 Ounces of Gold to its Reserves in November

There was plenty of speculation that Russia would begin selling its gold to protect the rouble. It hasn't happened and Russian President Putin this week said the Central Bank should not sell reserve assets to protect the rouble.

Indeed, Russia added another 600,000 ounces of gold to its reserves in November.

https://smaulgld.com/russia-adds-600000-ounces-gold-reserves...

13 votes

Do we finally have proof of life on Mars?

In the past few months, conclusive evidence has been found that Mars once had water on its surface, but one greater question remains: Was there, or is there still, life on Mars as well?

Scientists may be on the brink of answering that question with an equally conclusive 'yes', as convincing evidence has been detected by Nasa's Curiosity rover.

An instrument on the rover identified spikes of methane that scientists believe may have come from bacteria-like organisms on the surface - and it could be the first alien life ever detected....


http://youtu.be/UN0Zj4SIz1A

12 votes

Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana legalization

"In the most serious legal challenge to date against Colorado's legalization of marijuana, two neighboring states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the history-making law."

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"The lawsuit says the states have suffered increased costs from arrests, the impoundment of vehicles, the seizure of contraband, the transfer of prisoners, and other problems associated with marijuana — which is strictly illegal in the two states — flowing into Nebraska and Oklahoma. The states say the problems amount to "irreparable injury."

19 votes

Local Cops Scanning Social Media to Assign You a ‘Threat Rating’

Online activity, purchases, and “online comments that could be construed as offensive,” could earn you a "red rating".

Police State, USA — Imagine the following scenario: You are on your way home from work, driving down the road, when you notice police lights in your rear view mirror. You are being pulled over.

As you sit their, on the shoulder, adrenaline rushing, simultaneously angry and nervous, the police officer, in his patrol car behind you, is sizing you up based on an algorithm that determines your “threat rating.”

12 votes

Feel Good Story of the Day

My wife told me this yesterday.

One of her friends was diagnosed with breast cancer awhile back, had treatment, and was going about her life. However, the cancer has returned now as stage 4 brain cancer. She's undergone the gamma knife procedure, but the doctors still predict she has a relatively short time to live.

22 votes

Ukrainian Soldier Confirms: Ukrainian Military Shot Down Malaysian MH17 Plane

Dateline December 17, 2014

A Ukrainian soldier who was part of the crew that operated the supposed missile-battery that the Ukrainian Government claims shot down the Malaysian MH17 airliner on July 17th has testified publicly for the first time, saying that the missile-battery was operated by the Ukrainian military, not by the rebels as asserted, and that he and his former crew-mates who operated it laughed when they heard their Government say that this missile-battery was operated by rebels and had shot the airliner down.

22 votes

"The whole government is a ponzi scheme" - Bernie Madoff

Tweet of the day:

"The whole government is a ponzi scheme" - Bernie Madoff

https://twitter.com/LibertarianGeo/status/545246045815308288

13 votes

bathing-man-grabbed-by-testicles-and beaten by SWAT

Chadwick attributes the loss of his kids, his hearing as well as being financially bankrupted as a result of the raid and ensuing litigation where he was repeatedly forced to defend himself from charges of a raid that was based on a lie.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/12/bathing-man-grabbed-by-t...

15 votes

I am NOT a Conservative. I am a Liberal like our Founding Fathers!

One day we will wake up and become aware of the ways we have been manipulated and controlled. We have been purposefully deceived through the misuse of language. Liberal as defined by Google:

lib·er·al
ˈlib(ə)rəl/
adjective
adjective: liberal

1.
open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
"they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people"
favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms.
"liberal citizenship laws"
synonyms: tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened; More
permissive, free, free and easy, easygoing, libertarian, indulgent, lenient
"the values of a liberal society"
antonyms: narrow-minded, bigoted
(in a political context) favoring maximum individual liberty in political and social reform.
"a liberal democratic state"
synonyms: progressive, advanced, modern, forward-looking, forward-thinking, progressivist, enlightened, reformist, radical

I will admit this is not the entire definition on Google. This is only the first portion. It goes on and on and eventually turns back on itself. Our founding Father's called themselves liberal as well:

36 votes

Rand Paul breaks with Neocons on Cuba

Rand Paul has taken a potentially (temporarily) unpopular position on normalizing relations with Cuba–breaking rank with all of the neocons.

Paul told Tom Roten of News Talk 800 in West Virginia that the 50-year embargo “just hasn’t worked” and normalizing relations with the island nation is “probably a good idea.”

Audio:
http://iroots.org/2014/12/18/audio-rand-paul-breaks-with-neo...

5 votes

Future NOW: Learning-AI; Will Read for You, Listen for You, Speak for You, Differentiate Pix of Dog vs Duck for You; Where RU?

Where will you be, then??

Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

http://youtu.be/t4kyRyKyOpo
TED | Published on Dec 16, 2014

What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than you probably think.