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- (8) Strapping people down for forced blood draws in Gwinnett Co., Georgia 09/01/14
- (8) "I Hate American Tyranny! Oooh But Please Give Me Putin/Gaddafi/Assad!" 09/01/14
- (4) Leading Keynesian Economist Uses The “D” Word 09/01/14
- (4) The real story of Hitler? 08/31/14
- (3) From Grad School to Prison 09/01/14
- (3) The Snowden Hoax 08/26/14
- (3) Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails to US Government 09/01/14
- (3) SIDEKIK: Concept App for Traffic Stops: Attorneys on Demand (video link) 08/30/14
- (2) Has the Judge gone off the deep end? 02/26/14
- (2) Israel Seizes 1,000 Acres Of Palestinian Land In West Bank... 09/01/14
- (2) Hemp Ready For Harvest 09/01/14
- (2) Truth in the Patriot Movement (What Everyone Needs to Understand) 09/01/14
- (2) Why Are Brothels Illegal? 08/31/14
- (2) At my wit's end with pooping cat; please help save her life? 09/01/14
- (2) The most VIRAL video for 2014; 09/01/14
The Last Hour
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.
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.
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.
Everyday Ted Cruz sounds like another Bush family member!
My 18-year-old Siamese has taken to thinking of the floors as her toilet. It started with pooping everywhere; now she's peeing as well.
This (post) is a cry for help. I'm at my wit's end. The shock collar I bought fortunately doesn't work -- as I was fitting it, the recent story of the "stun belt" came to mind which a judge used to torture an innocent, and I don't really want her terrorized about moving around the house at different times (our thought was to keep her out on the screened-in porch (with cat door) when we weren't around, using the electric barrier, so that the other two cats could come and go -- their litter is out there). It'd be one thing if we wanted to keep her permanently away from an area, but turning it on and off, she'll have fear every time she tries to come indoors. This is the end of her life, and I don't want it to be fearful. Judging by previous cats she has about two years to go. Two years to "go" indoors, is two years too long.
It's Sunday afternoon, the sun finally came out and its been shining down for hours. The sky's blue and perfectly clear now, but earlier in the day when it was still dark it rained. At noon the humidity and outside temperatures were higher than normal. It was miserably sticky; the kind of weather where your clothes glue to your skin and you can't get cool, no one wants to be outside.
By 3:00 the pools of rain water have dried up and people are starting to come out into their yards and the streets again. I'm on my way home from walking my dogs. The smell of ribs grilling over apple wood drifts through the air to me. I pass a family gathered together for a picnic in the neighborhood park.
Dad's hanging back in the shade of a big Cottonwood tree, working the grill and sneaking sips from a sweating bottle—He's in the midst of taking a long pull of beer—when he sees me passing by. He makes a move to hide the bottle. I've disturbed him, intruded into that sacred space he's found in front of the grill. It's a space filled with wisps of smoke curling up to chase away the twin ghosts of work and worry. The disturbance is brief. Presently a wave of ease settles over his face. Everything about him returns to the way it was before I came by. He seems to be saying "Ahhh fuck it, it's Sunday afternoon and I'm here to enjoy myself" as he raises the bottle to his lips again.
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).
Buying silver is something that a lot of people that read this site do so I figured it was about time for a post full of tips, ideas, and advice on how to store your precious metals.
Silver is a hedge against instability but like any physical hedge it could be stolen by thieves, confiscated in a no-knock-raid, or potentially taken by a bank during a bail-in.
There may not be anywhere that your silver is 100% safe so to minimize risk it is important to try and have multiple locations. Even under the worst case scenario you won't lose all of your stashes. Silver that you plan on saving for a longer period of time can be stored in more isolated places.
The eastern states have enjoyed an immense amount of wealth and property ownership. Just look at all that land. I visited Wisconsin the other month for my fiancé's family reunion. Caught an awesome bass kayaking with no federal permit. Her aunt owned a plot of land that used to be a camping ground. Apparently if you lived in the camping ground for 10 years it was yours but you had to build a house. These personally built houses were awesome and so efficient.
Jeff Berwick spills his guts here. Thoughts anyone?
I agree with a lot of what he says. As an entreprenuer myself, he hits on many key points that resonate with me.
Time will tell if he can unfcuk the mess he's in.....
It's my fault.
Those who have been reading some of my internet scribblings over the past months or years know I've been going down a very interesting path. Having graduated with a MASTERS DEGREE from the school of hard knocks in Austrian Economics and political "science" over the last decade I've begun to dig even deeper into an understanding of the very question of life. Heck, we'll see if I am still alive by the end of this blog entry. Yes, I am serious about that (I think I will be... but I'll explain below why I haven't killed myself yet).
by Laurence M. Vance
Although brothels are illegal in most parts of the United States, it is obviously not the case in Storey County, Nevada. And it is not the case in other parts of Nevada either. Licensed, regulated brothel prostitution is permitted in 10 of Nevada’s 17 counties, although brothels are currently operating in only 8 of them. Under state law, Nevada counties with a population of under 400,000 are allowed to license or prohibit brothels, but incorporated cities may prohibit brothels in counties where they are legal.
Because prostitution is illegal in Nevada’s more heavily populated counties (such as Clark County, home to Las Vegas), the brothels are generally located in rural areas.
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.
New Concept App using Crowdfunding Campaign to develop concept.
Here's how it works: You encounter police in some capacity. You launch the app. You get an attorney on Video Call and the entire call is saved securely offsite for later use as Evidence.
Here is an Interesting Story from the comment section of the CopBlock page:
Potential Complaint about App:"...I've never seen or heard of someone being successfully defended from civil rights violations by their lawyer over the phone..."