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  1. (5) Nashville Police Chief’s Response To Ferguson Protest Outrage Goes Viral 12/29/14
  2. (4) The First Flash Mob? Black Army Soldiers Mutiny & Attack Houston TX, 1917; 35 People Killed, 13 Soldiers Court-Martialed, Hanged 12/29/14
  3. (4) In 2015, Pope Francis has declared that it will be his mission to take on climate change 12/28/14
  4. (3) Elizabeth Warren and Slavery 12/14/14
  5. (3) Child killed when ran over by police cruiser in Franklin Township PA (video) 12/29/14
  6. (2) If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs 12/27/14
  7. (2) The Declaration of Independence 12/29/14
  8. (2) Supreme Court Rules 8-1: Citizens No Protection Against Fourth Amendment Violations by Police Officers Ignorant of the Law 12/28/14
  9. (2) Hey Guys! Look at this awesome book by Russell Brand! 12/28/14
  10. (1) Nystrom, the Jap. 12/19/14
  11. (1) Age of the Earth - Creationist Dr Kent Hovind - Dr. Dino 06/01/09
  12. (1) No one should be above the law, especially those enforcing it 12/26/14
  13. (1) I would like to hear your best evidence for a Creator 03/09/14
  14. (1) Rand Paul strongest GOP general election candidate in new NBC poll 12/28/14
  15. (1) EPJ: This Is What Prices Looked Like in the 1950s... 12/27/14

The Last Hour

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The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword - James Corbett at TEDxGroningen


http://youtu.be/i05m8w7rD_4

Since the rise of the internet people have changed from mere audiences into authors and editors. With pieces of technology small enough to fit the whole world into your pocket, a revolution might be on its way. The net is now mightier than the sword. This presentation was delivered at the TEDxGroningen conference in the Netherlands on November 20, 2014.

15 votes

Rand Paul strongest GOP general election candidate in new NBC poll

Rand Paul strongest GOP general election candidate in new NBC poll

Yes, Could See Self Supporting/No, Could Not See Self Supporting

Mitt Romney ....................... 33% / 60%
Jeb Bush .......................... 31% / 57%
Rand Paul ......................... 30% / 47%
Chris Christie .................... 27% / 53%
Mike Huckabee ..................... 25% / 53%
Marco Rubio ....................... 20% / 43%
Rick Perry ........................ 19% / 52%
Ted Cruz .......................... 17% / 44%
Scott Walker ...................... 15% / 32%

14 votes

The Purge is Coming

The is a fascinating interview with Evgeny Fedorov who is active in the Russian freedom movement and a member of parliament:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qLMG0KD3rI

16 votes

Supreme Court Rules 8-1: Citizens No Protection Against Fourth Amendment Violations by Police Officers Ignorant of the Law

Supreme Court Rules 8-1: Citizens No Protection Against Fourth Amendment Violations by Police Officers Ignorant of the Law

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2014

15 votes

New island forms South of Japan mainland - Nishinoshima Volcano grows 10X size


http://youtu.be/B9s9CpYV1A4

So, if your real estate agent tells you he has a "hot property In Japan" for you, it might be worth inquiring if the heat is volcanic or nuclear...

14 votes

If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs

“I can’t tell you how many vehicles descended upon us because it all happened so fast,” she said. The cars were unmarked. But she knew it was the cops when they jumped out in black vests and hats, some with their guns drawn, she said. Some she didn’t see jump from their cars, but they appeared instead to come out of nowhere. She estimates there were 10 or 12 officers in all. Two witnesses who live on the block confirmed seeing a group of about 8 people lined up against a wall and frisked. They did not see the initial jump-out and could not confirm whether officers had their guns drawn.

Before Hadieh could take in what had happened, the officers were in their faces, touching and prodding the young men she was standing with near the corner of 14th Street NW and Parkwood Place in Washington, D.C. The men fell into line, signaling that it wasn’t their first time the police had jumped out at them. But as a light-skinned woman, it was hers.

“I knew they were ‘police’ per se, but they weren’t moving, talking or behaving in any way like police usually do,” Hadieh said. “It was highly tactical and organized, very militarized.”

14 votes

"Bad Cop" Story With A Surprise Ending

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f37_1419732894

Turns out, there were good cops in that department. Poor guy, bet he never saw that coming!

To the men who booked him, THANK YOU.

18 votes

The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you

If you want to release something no one will pay attention to, what time's better than Christmas Eve? At least, that appeared to be the National Security Agency's thinking. Last night, the NSA released reports detailing all the times they've illegally spied on American citizens.

The heavily-redacted documents were released in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act. Many of these privacy violations have been previously reported on, but these documents show new specifics. A series of annual and quarterly reports from 2001 through the second quarter of 2013 are now available for perusal, and they cover some of the NSA's greatest hits: stalking potential romantic partners, a practice apparently so common it's been nicknamed LOVEINT; erroneously targeting US citizens for spying; database queries that returned queries on US citizens who weren't targeted; storage of data on servers "not authorized" to hold it; and access by people without security clearance to — well, to something; the specifics were redacted.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/25/7449251/nsa-incompetent-s...

7 votes

In 2015, Pope Francis has declared that it will be his mission to take on climate change

In 2015, Pope Francis has declared that it will be his mission to take on climate change. He made this known in a series of speeches and summit appearances.

According to Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope wants to be directly involved with the 2015 UN climate conference in Paris. This meeting will determine the planet's future.

12 votes

My Kids Do Not Believe In Santa Claus

I've had close family members and friends claim I am a bad person because I choose to tell my kids that I buy the presents for Christmas. I tell them Santa Claus doesn't exist. I refuse to lie to my children. I am a Christian too. I don't have a tree in my house and I do not hang lights on my house. However, I have a bunch of Christian props.

Do you consider me a bad person?

28 votes

Texas State Bill Will Nullify All Federal Unconstitutional Acts!

Texas lawmaker Dan Flynn has introduced legislation that would invalidate within the sovereign borders of his state every act of the federal government that exceeds its constitutionally derived authority.
State Representative Dan Flynn’s bill — House Bill 98 — denies to the federal government:

the power to take any legislative, executive, or judicial action that violates the constitution, specifically including those actions that unconstitutionally undermine, diminish, or disregard the balance of powers between the states and the federal government established by the constitution

6 votes

Privatization of Knowledge

(Image Copyright (C) 2012 ATA Walerian Wolawski / SublimeStar.com)

Guerilla Open Access Manifesto
Aaron Swartz [1986-2013]:

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You'll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.

There are those struggling to change this. The Open Access Movement has fought valiantly to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it. But even under the best scenarios, their work will only apply to things published in the future. Everything up until now will have been lost.