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16 votes

Feds cut off internet, dress up as technicians to conduct warrantless search

speed read:
ell, here's one more reason not to trust Comcast: Those internet repairmen at your door may actually be undercover agents — especially if they arrived promptly after the outage occurred. Indeed, Nevada courts are currently considering whether it's legal for the government to cut off your internet or other utilities, dress up as technicians, and then gain entrance to your house to conduct a warrantless search.

12 votes

Saudi Arabia's Secret Plan to Sabotage U.S. Oil Production

By Jason Simpkin

...some observers believe that Saudi Arabia is pushing down oil prices to hurt Russia and other petro-states unfriendly to the U.S.

However, that seems unlikely...

...It takes a lot more money to produce oil from shale than it does traditional wells.
The cost of drilling shale and deepwater formations ranges from $85 to $115 for each barrel of oil produced, compared to $20 to $30 per barrel for traditional oil wells in Saudi Arabia.

The Tuscaloosa shale in Louisiana breaks even at about $92 per barrel, for example.

10 votes

Trader smacks down Peter Schiff; says Schiff has been Wrong for Years!

Over the past few years Peter Schiff has consistently predicted that gold was headed higher, and has consistently been proved wrong. On Thursday, he vigorously defended his calls in a heated debate with trader Scott Nations, who calls his confidence "dangerous."

18 votes

The Bus Driver Was Not Amused

Several passengers paid their fares and boarded a bus at a stop in Concepcion, Chile, when a man at the end of the line made a horrible mistake.

As he comes aboard he makes a quick grab for another passenger's purse. She holds on tightly enough to keep him from dashing off with it and he tries to pass it off as a joke before making a second attempt. That's when the bus driver gets involved.

32 votes

TMOT: The GOP is Dead, Full of Slaves

"When you compare the mindsets of the Rank and File Republican to that of their Democratic counterparts, there's not a dimes worth of difference."

3 votes

'Anarcho-Capitalist' Stefan Molyneux Sued For Abusing The DMCA

TechDirt reports:

from the state-violence-in-response-to-state-violence? dept

A few months ago, we wrote about the strange saga of self-described "anarcho-capitalist" Stefan Molyneux more or less admitting that he and a colleague named Michael DeMarco had filed questionable DMCA notices in response to some critical YouTube videos. DeMarco and Molyneux defended the use of the DMCA by arguing that the videos involved doxxing some Molyneux supporters. While that may have been true of some, it did not appear to be the case with one account, from so-called "Tru Shibes," whose videos were pretty focused on criticizing Molyneux himself. Either way, we found it especially bizarre that someone so against "state violence" of any kind (and who had spoken out against intellectual property entirely) would then resort to abusing government-run copyright law to silence criticism. Even worse, Molyneux flat out admitted (on a Joe Rogan podcast) that he wasn't using the DMCA for any copyright-related purpose. In that post, I noted that it seemed unlikely to lead to a lawsuit, but Molyneux had probably opened himself up to a DMCA 512(f) claim for "materially misrepresenting" a copyright claim.

Full story at TechDirt:

2 votes

Jim Rickards: QE4 Coming in 2015.

19 votes

‘We Can't Have Perpetual War': The Realism of Rand Paul

by Justin Raimondo, October 27, 2014

Senator Rand Paul is everywhere: campaigning for Republican candidates during the crucial midterm elections, on Fox News explaining to Hannity why going into Iraq with ground troops is a mistake, teaming up with Cory Booker to call for reform of federal sentencing guidelines – and, as Olivia Nuzzi points out, the media is scrutinizing his every word as if he were already the GOP presidential nominee. When he gave his much-anticipated foreign policy speech to the Center for the National Interest, reporters were live-tweeting it as they would a presidential inaugural. And, unlike earlier media frenzies over such nonentities as Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, and Chris "close the bridge" Christie, this level of attention is surely warranted.

Not since the days of Senator Robert A. Taft – another somewhat aloof, irascible, and highly intelligent GOP presidential wannabe – has the Eastern Republican establishment faced such an articulate and calculating challenger. And what annoys – and, now, frightens – GOP mandarins the most is Sen. Paul’s challenge to their failed foreign policy, which has given us so many years of bloodshed and misery, along with a multi-trillion bill we cannot possibly pay.

He started out taking some easy shots, reminding Francis Fukuyama that "history has not ended" – no kidding – and doing a little bit of pandering, albeit not to the people in the room. Russia, he averred, "slides backward vainly hoping to resurrect the Soviet Union" – a view not shared by many writers for The National Interest, who have mostly resisted Washington’s fashionable Russophobia. But this was just part of his Obama’s-foreign-policy-is-going-to-pot riff: also included was a vague warning about "the remarkable rise" of China’s "one-party state capitalism," and, in the Middle East, the "rise of radical jihadist movements" who "represent the antithesis of liberal democracy."

26 votes

I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow

Listen to Edie Brickell rock Dylan's 1962 classic A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall. She takes it to a whole different level.

Below is Dylan's version, thanks to Tbuck:

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15 votes

Rand Paul Says Libertarians Should Vote GOP in 2014

Rand Paul | October 28, 2014

It is apparent now more than ever that our government has grown out of control—and under Democratic leadership, it will only continue to infringe upon our civil liberties. Currently, this Democratic leadership is telling you how to run your businesses, telling you which doctor to see, telling you what you can and cannot eat, and monitoring your phone calls and data without a warrant.

21 votes

70% of Americans ANGRY at Direction of the Country

Washington (CNN) -- Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.

Democrats are battling to try and save the Senate majority, while hoping to prevent more losses in the House, which the GOP controls by a 234 to 201 margin.

25 votes

Meet "The Reason," A New Metal 3D Printed Gun

3D printing technology is rendering "gun control" more useless each day. - D.D.

The weapon was made mostly out of stainless steel with store-bought grips, using an EOS M280 3D printer. It chambers 10mm ammo and features the word "Reason" printed in the slide, and the preamble to the Declaration of Independence on the front of the grip.

11 votes

Quarantined Nurse Kaci Hickox Misled Public - Works for CDC

Kaci Hickox has gotten a lot of mileage out of her emotion-packed description of her ordeal with screening and monitoring of individuals entering or returning to this country from Ebola stricken West Africa, her criticism of forced quarantine and the claim of civil rights violations. But, it might be more mileage than she originally intended. In her article for The Dallas News, Hickox claimed that she worked with Doctors Without Borders caring for Ebola stricken individuals in West Africa.

18 votes

VIDEO: Philly cop threatens to ‘Beat The Sh*t’ out of teen for looking him in the ‘F*cking Eye’

VIDEO: Philly cop threatens to ‘Beat The Sh*t’ out of teen for looking him in the ‘F*cking Eye’


11 votes

It's all a lie!

and I for one have been fortunate to realize it in this life.

No boundaries! No limits! No fear!

Peace and Love eternal.