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The astounding power of "economic elites" (turns out we're not really democratic)

" “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.”

That’s the startling claim in a provocative new study: (http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materi...) by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin I. Page of Northwestern University.

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What Did Not Happen At Mt. Gox

By Emin Gün Sirer -

The world's biggest Bitcoin exchange recently declared bankruptcy, with close to $400M in Bitcoins missing. There has been much talk about what may have happened at Mt.Gox, with speculations running wild. I want to quickly go over what did not happen at Mt. Gox, and how to avoid that which did happen in the future.

...It's Not Transaction Malleability
...It's Not Lost Keys
...It's Not "Hackers"
...It's Not the Web Server or Database
...It's maybe the US Government?

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Bankers are Behind the Wars

Bankers are Behind the Wars

Posted on April 18, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog

Former managing director of Goldman Sachs – and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London (Nomi Prins) - notes:

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"Hillary For President" Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

"Hillary For President" Fundraiser Busted For Illegal Campaign Contributions

Tyler Durden on 04/17/2014 21:45 -0400

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Academic study demonstrates that Elites have policy control

An academic study by Martin Gilens of Princeton tests the hypothesis that government bends to the will of the elite rather than the electorate. The study's conclusion is no surprise but it is great that someone has found defensible evidence.

Link to yahoo article: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/the-astounding-p...

8 votes

Ben Swann MoneyBomb - Updated/Thank You!

Thanks to everyone! We raised just over 50k for Ben to keep making his very awesome videos!

http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/35662/ben-swann-truth-in-media

We're also looking for a few investors to really help Ben take things to another level, we have some amazing cable television plans in the works that I'd be happy to share with anyone in a position to invest.

Anyone interested can reach me at zakcarter@benswann.com and 206-551-8704

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HOT: Tennessee effectively nullifies federal hemp ban (BenSwann.Com)

HOT: Tennessee effectively nullifies federal hemp ban (BenSwann.Com)

PoliticsBy: Michael Lotfi Apr 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, April 17, 2014– Yesterday, the Tennessee General Assembly took the final necessary steps to send legislation to Governor Haslam, which if signed, will nullify the federal ban on hemp.

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Defining a Dirty Word: Establishment

What is the establishment? Why is it important? What makes somebody part of it?

http://www.examiner.com/article/defining-a-dirty-word-establ...

47 votes

Texas Congressman Accuses Obama, DOI, and BLM Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

...Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman sent a letter to Barack Obama, Department of the Interior Sec. Sally Jewell, and BLM Director Neil Kornze, laying out his position that any such action by the agency would violate the U.S. Constitution.

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Raimondo: The Establishment’s War on Rand Paul

They’re out to get him

by Justin Raimondo
April 18, 2014

The war is on – no, not that war, this war: I’m talking about the GOP establishment’s war on Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, whose presidential campaign has taken wing and soared. And it isn’t just the Karl Roves and Peter Kings of this world who are up in arms over the prospect of an anti-interventionist libertarian in the White House: they’re getting plenty of tactical support from "liberals" like David Corn.

Why do they hate him?

The Rovians hate him because he challenges the whole Fox News-neocon right-wing paradigm that has kept the GOP a dwindling minority party ever since the Bush era ended with a whimper. The progressives hate him because he is the most likely candidate – at the moment – to be facing Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they know they’ll have a hard time selling a candidate who still refuses to second guess her 2003 vote for the Iraq war. So the two groups have a common enemy – which, in politics, is enough to cement a working alliance between two supposedly antithetical forces.

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The Less Americans Know About Ukraine’s Location, The More They Want U.S. To Intervene

The Less Americans Know About Ukraine’s Location, The More They Want U.S. To Intervene

Since Russian troops first entered the Crimean peninsula in early March, a series of media polling outlets have asked Americans how they want the U.S. to respond to the ongoing situation. Although two-thirds of Americans have reported following the situation at least “somewhat closely,” most Americans actually know very little about events on the ground — or even where the ground is.

19 votes

Federal Judge: BLM Engaged In A Criminal Conspiracy Against Ranchers

Federal Judge: BLM Engaged In A Criminal Conspiracy Against Ranchers

Court opinion exposes BLM’s true intent against Cliven Bundy

Kit Daniels
Infowars.com
April 17, 2014

For over 20 years, the Bureau of Land Management engaged in a “literal, intentional conspiracy” against Nevada ranchers to force them out of business, according to a federal judge whose court opinion exposes the BLM’s true intent against rancher Cliven Bundy.

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OK: Installing your own solar panels? That's gonna cost you.

Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature and expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin (R).

On Monday, S.B. 1456 passed the state House 83-5 after no debate. The measure creates a new class of customers: those who install distributed power generation systems like solar panels or small wind turbines on their property and sell the excess energy back to the grid. While those with systems already installed won’t be affected, the new class of customers will now be charged a monthly fee — a shift that happened quickly and caught many in the state off guard.

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Scalia to Student: If Taxes Get Too High ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, after delivering prepared remarks before a standing-room-only crowd at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, was asked by a student about the constitutionality of the income tax.

Justice Scalia, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel, replied that the government has the right to take his money. “But if reaches certain point, perhaps you should revolt,” he reportedly told the young man.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/04/16/scalia-to-student-if-tax...

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