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Gov't Covering up Ebola in South Carolina?

Take it with a grain of salt. Just saw this on Inofwars this morning...
http://www.infowars.com/is-south-carolina-covering-up-latest...

2 votes

Liars Lists

I found this to be very interesting. I wonder if any of this has to do with police being filmed more often.

http://www.fox16.com/story/d/story/police-agencies-consider-...

6 votes

Ted Cruz Wants to Give the President Even More Power

The GOP Senator is pushing the Expatriate Terrorist Act, which would allow the president to strip Americans of their citizenship. Really bad idea.

Steve Chapman | October 23, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't trust Barack Obama to protect Americans against Ebola, defeat the Islamic State, oversee the IRS, or revamp the health insurance system. He decries the expansion of federal power Obama has brought about. But Cruz wants to give him another power by letting him decide that some Americans will no longer be Americans.

That's the implication of the senator's Expatriate Terrorist Act, which would let the government go to court to revoke the citizenship of anyone who joins or aids a foreign terrorist group that targets Americans. Cruz thinks this step is necessary to prevent citizens who leave to fight for the Islamic State from returning to carry out "unspeakable acts of terror here at home."

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Rubio To Propose Ebola Travel Ban Legislation

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced on Monday that he plans to introduce legislation that would temporarily ban U.S. visas for nationals from African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

Rubio said in a statement that he plans to offer the legislation when the Senate returns to work in November. The temporary ban would apply to nationals from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, and would extend to other countries where the virus has spread. The ban would remain in place until the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines that the outbreak has been contained.

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Public Health

Histrionics aside, instances of those recently returned from being in contact with those with Ebola (see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/nyregion/possible-ebola-vi...) raise the questions posed by this Lancet article musing about the utility of exit screening (see summary http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-67...)

11 votes

What the Gold Silver Ratio Looks Like At 72:1

The Gold Silver Ratio

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"Global Regulators" Set Capital Rules for 9 Too-Big-to-Fail Insurers

Global governing body? This says they "must start reporting". I dislike these companies as much as the next person, but this is global government. Will they set other policies globally?

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/10/23/344...

Nine too-big-to-fail insurers, including American International Group Inc., Allianz SE and MetLife Inc., must start reporting capital ratios next year using a method presented by regulators today.

8 votes

Sarah Palin endorses Independent, not Republican for Gov

October 23, 2014 Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP.

8 votes

Pro-Gold Side Polling Ahead In Switzerland

The United States government isn’t going to legalize gold and silver as legal tender anytime soon, so gold bugs in the U.S. will have to live vicariously through the citizens of Switzerland. If the current polls are accurate it looks like gold lovers across the globe could soon be celebrating a small victory with the people of Switzerland.

Mark O’Byrne fills us in on the latest new from Switzerland as reported by the Swiss newspaper 20 Minuten and translated to English on Lew Rockwell’s website:

7 votes

Playing Monopoly in Jersey: Can the state seize a private home simply because it wants to?

Can the state seize a private home simply because it wants to?
By Amity Shlaes | National Journal

Sometime soon Judge Julio Mendez, of New Jersey’s Superior Court, will decide whether a 67-year-old piano tuner named Charlie Birnbaum gets to keep his house.

New Jersey’s mighty Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has invoked eminent domain to take the Birnbaum property. The modest Atlantic City “three-flat” is on Oriental Avenue, a name readers will know from the board game Monopoly. But the Birnbaum home sits in the shadow of a big new mega-casino far too recent to be represented on any board game: the Revel. CRDA has claimed the Birnbaum house not for any specific purpose but just so that its land will be available for any future plans that CRDA or its business partners, which include Revel and other casinos, might dream up.

Developers and public authorities claim a basis for this eminent-domain confiscation in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Most Americans have a standard concept of what that means: citizens move out and the government builds something that the government owns and everyone uses, such as a road. Perhaps the government fixes up a very poor neighborhood so middle-class people can live there. But over the decades, the definition of “public use” has been stretched like a rubber band. What’s scarcely ever reported is how infrequently development or urban improvement, the usual pretext for such confiscations, actually benefits the public. Few examples highlight the extent of the abuse better than this 35-by-80-foot property on Oriental Avenue.

23 votes

Politico: Rand Paul's Foreign Policy Vision Speech

By MANU RAJU | 10/23/14
Politico

Rand Paul, whose foreign policy views have become a frequent target of his GOP critics, will use a high-profile speech in New York on Thursday to urge the United States to exercise restraint when engaging in wars overseas.

At a dinner hosted by the Center for the National Interest, the libertarian-minded Kentucky senator, a potential White House contender in 2016, will argue for “limits” on U.S. engagement in military conflicts. It’s a view that runs counter to the hawks among his fellow Republicans who have called for a more aggressive American presence in hot spots in the Middle East.

“America shouldn’t fight wars where the best outcome is stalemate,” Paul plans to say, according to excerpts provided by his office. “America shouldn’t fight wars when there is no plan for victory. America shouldn’t fight wars that aren’t authorized by the American people, by Congress. America should and will fight wars when the consequences — intended and unintended — are worth the sacrifice.”

2 votes

Deflation Threatens Economic Recovery in the Fragile Eurozone

By Andy Davis | October 14, 2014

A few years ago, Isabel Huerta, a mother of two living in Valencia, would never venture into a branch of Spain’s leading department store, El Corte Inglés, on a Saturday. “It was always so crowded,” she says. “You couldn’t even get inside the changing rooms.” Not any more. Nowadays, you can drop into any of the four stores in the city on a Saturday afternoon and browse in peace. The aisles, she says, are almost empty. Assistants pursue the few customers that do bother to show up around the shop floor, doggedly chasing an increasingly elusive sale.

Even for the undisputed royalty of Spanish retailing, these are humiliating times but the travails of El Corte Inglés serve as a reminder that no one is immune from the chill that has descended on the country’s consumers. According to Spain’s official statistics office, the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, in 2008 the average Spanish household spent €31,711. Over the following five years that figure fell consistently, dropping to €27,098 last year.

1 vote

High Blood Levels of BPA from Handling Receipts, Study Shows

Date:
October 22, 2014

Source:
University of Missouri-Columbia

Summary:
BPA from thermal paper used in cash register receipts accounts for high levels of BPA in humans. Subjects studied showed a rapid increase of BPA in their blood after using a skin care product and then touching a store receipt with BPA.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141022143628.htm

7 votes

Walls of Silence: Supreme Court Sanctions Tyranny (When It Is Not Actively Supporting It)

When the Supreme Court refuses to rule on cases, corrupt state or district courts hold sway. When the courts seem more interested in protecting the powerful than upholding justice, we no longer have a Constitutional system. Examples of both the corruption of local courts and the abdication of the Supreme Court of its constitutional duty are increasing exponentially.. and in impact on our rights. This doesn't do the people justice, but what is worse is that the courts sometimes actively rule unjustly. The cases of this are numerous, and are an assault on our natural rights.

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Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny

By John W. Whitehead
October 21, 2014

“The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.”—Justice William O. Douglas

Justice in America makes less sense with each passing day.

A Michigan couple that has been raising chickens in their backyard as a source of healthy food for their family could get up to 90 days in jail for violating a local ban on backyard hens. A Kentucky prison guard who was charged with 25 counts of sexual abuse against female inmates, trafficking controlled substances, and 50 counts of official misconduct walks away with no jail time and seven years’ probation. A 53-year-old Virginia man is facing 20 years in jail for kidnapping, despite the fact that key evidence shows him to be innocent and his accuser a liar, yet the courts claim they’re unable to do anything about it. Meanwhile, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent refusal to hear the case of Jones v. U.S., judges can now punish individuals for crimes of which they may never have been convicted or even charged.

With every ruling handed down, it becomes more apparent that we live in an age of hollow justice, with government courts, largely lacking in vision and scope, rendering narrow rulings focused on the letter of the law. This is true at all levels of the judiciary, but especially so in the highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, which is seemingly more concerned with establishing order and protecting government agents than with upholding the rights enshrined in the Constitution.

Given the turbulence of our age, with its police overreach, military training drills on American soil, domestic surveillance, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, wrongful convictions, and corporate corruption, the need for a guardian of the people’s rights has never been greater.

8 votes

Effects of tv on the brain

Watching TV is something which virtually everyone does, but did you know that TV can actually be harmful for you? Television viewing can for example, increase your risk of premature death, reduce your level of intelligence, completely obliterate your ability to concentrate, physically impair the growing child brain and increase your risk of developing neurodegenerative brain disorders.

I have a background in biology, psychology and business and have been interested in the effects of TV on the brain for the past several years. Like many people, I was shocked to find that something which I had previously considered to be an innocent past time, actually posed a real threat to my physical and mental well-being.

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