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MS Senator Chris McDaniel Calls Sour Immigration “Crony Capitalism”! Pledges To Oppose It.

Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel is now the first to sign the F.A.I.R. (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Pledge.

F.A.I.R. is for “True” immigration reform. This includes:

No Amnesty, Secure Boarders, End Visa Overstays, Stopping The Hiring Of Non Legal Workers, Enforcement Of Current Laws, Implement A Merritt Based Immigration Selection Process, End Family Chain Migration, Limit Overall Immigration Numbers, and Support The American Worker.

25 votes

Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association

With the release of the first episode of the Defending Our America series titled “Know Your Enemies and Know Yourself” the National Rifle Association (NRA) puts itself at the forefront of the shills for tyranny and empire.

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2014/04/know...

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Bantu Tribesman Uses IBM Global Uplink Network Modem to Crush Nut

...According to Ndeti, of the modem’s many powerful features, most impressive was its hard plastic casing, which easily sustained several minutes of vigorous pounding against a large stone. “I put the nut on a rock, and I hit it with the modem,” Ndeti said. “The modem did not break. It is a good modem.”

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Green Bay, WI police investigating threats to officers in wake of viral arrest video

GREEN BAY – Green Bay police say the department is investigating threats made to its officers, in the wake of an arrest video that went viral.

The video was taken more than a week ago around bar closing time on S. Washington St. in downtown Green Bay. The cell phone video shows Joshua Wenzel, 29, swearing at Green Bay Police officers. Wenzel is then taken down by Officer Derek Wicklund.

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Rand Paul Winning Support for Cutting Military Aid to Egypt

By Jonathan Weisman | APRIL 29, 2014
The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Senator Patrick J. Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said Tuesday that he would not support additional military aid to Egypt in the wake of mass death sentences handed out by Egyptian courts this week, adding significant pressure on the Obama administration to shift course.

For months, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, has led a lonely effort to sever American support to one of its most stalwart allies in the Middle East after the military’s overthrow of Egypt’s elected Islamist government. That push appears to be gaining steam.

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VICE: Spanish Robin Hood Swindled $700K From Banks

Enric Duran has become a mythical anti-capitalist hero, known internationally as the modern-day Robin Hood of banks, after reportedly swindling nearly $700,000 from Spanish banks and handing out the money to people and groups seeking to affect social change.

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VICE: How A Former Senior SEC Official Manipulated The System For His Clients' And His Own Benefit

Two years ago, Spencer C. Barasch, a former high-ranking Securities and Exchange Commission official based in Fort Worth, Texas, paid a $50,000 fine to settle civil charges brought against him by the United States Department of Justice for allegedly violating federal conflict-of-interest laws. The Department of Justice had alleged that Barasch, as a private attorney, had represented R. Allen Stanford, a Houston-based financier who was later found to have masterminded a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

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Rand Paul Makes Time Magazine's List of 100 Most Influential People Again in 2014

By Mitch McConnell
April 23, 2014 | TIME 100

The libertarian champion

Any political party worth its salt is always on the lookout for converts. But no one in either party today brings the level of missionary zeal to the task that Rand Paul does. From Berkeley, Calif., to Detroit, my Kentucky colleague has been cheerfully clearing a path for Republican ideals in the unlikeliest precincts. And he’s done it with rare magnanimity, making common cause with anyone who agrees that an all-powerful government in Washington is a threat to individual liberty — and to the American project itself.

http://time.com/70849/rand-paul-2014-time-100/

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U.S. & Russian Militarized Dolphins & Sea Lions to be Deployed in Black Sea

Russian and American Military Dolphins Might Face Off This Summer

The tense East-West standoff in Ukraine could reach a new level of escalation: underwater. According to a report from the Russian newspaper Izvestia, the United States Navy's marine mammal unit will be deployed to the Black Sea this summer, where American dolphins and sea lions could find themselves nose-to-nose with their Russian counterparts.

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Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America

This is nearly 8 years old, but still highly relevant. Things have only gotten worse.

By Radley Balko* | CATO
July 17, 2006 - Executive Summary

Americans have long maintained that a man’s home is his castle and that he has the right to defend it from unlawful intruders. Unfortunately, that right may be disappearing. Over the last 25 years, America has seen a disturbing militarization of its civilian law enforcement, along with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of paramilitary police units (most commonly called Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT) for routine police work. The most common use of SWAT teams today is to serve narcotics warrants, usually with forced, unannounced entry into the home.

These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000 per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units dressed not as police officers but as soldiers. These raids bring unnecessary violence and provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were guilty of only misdemeanors. The raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted in dozens of needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers, children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Donald Sterling: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Time Magazine
April 28, 2014

It's time to look at ourselves — and our collective moral outrage — in the mirror, says former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton as slaves? And only last June Paula Deen admitted using the “N” word?)

4 votes

BLS: In 20% of American Families, No One Works

CNS News | April 28, 2014
By Ali Meyer

(CNSNews.com) - In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked.

A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent--no one had a job.

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Toyota is Moving its US HQ from California to Texas

TORRANCE, California (AP) — Toyota delivered a surprise pink slip to California on Monday, announcing the company would move its U.S. headquarters and about 3,000 jobs from the Los Angeles suburbs to the outskirts of Dallas.

The world's largest automaker will keep a foothold in the Golden State — about 2,300 jobs will remain in California after the company settles into its new corporate campus in Plano, Texas. But the announcement is an economic and symbolic slap for California, a historic center of American car culture that has been trying to shake its reputation as a frustrating place to run a business, whether that involves shooting a film or selling a Prius.

4 votes

All Versions of Internet Explorer are Compromised

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New zero-day vulnerability identified in all versions of IE

The flaw, which is being leveraged in "limited, targeted attacks," allows remote code execution, Microsoft warns.

by Steven Musil | CNET News
April 27, 2014

A new zero-day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, Microsoft confirmed late Saturday.

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Governor with Eye on 2016 Finds his rise Under Scrutiny (NYT)

Before a potential presidential bid in 2016, Scott Walker is running for re-election in Wisconsin.

By Monica Davey | New York Times
April 26, 2014

...Mr. Walker flew to Las Vegas last month to appear beside other potential rivals to woo wealthy conservative donors like Sheldon Adelson. And he recently published a memoir,“Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge” — more the pattern of someone building a national name than a governor simply seeking four more years...

Bucking history in a state known for the early-20th-century progressivism of Robert M. La Follette Sr., Mr. Walker appeared in the capital, Madison, three years ago as a blunt advocate of smaller government. Storms of protest greeted his move to roll back collective bargaining rights for most public-sector unions...

But with the prospect of an even higher office on the horizon, Mr. Walker finds his earlier track record under increasing scrutiny, not only for how closely it hews to conservative principles but also for the criminal convictions of some staff members and the release of staff emails that included racial and ethnic slurs.

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