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9 votes

The People know they aren't really free

Despite the State pretending otherwise via mainstream talking heads, the People now are coming to realize how severe the encroachment on freedom has been over the last decade here in the united States. Perhaps, they may even begin Startpaging "Jekyll Island" or "Iran 1953" and finally see the long train of abuses extend far beyond the last 10 years, and many of the "problems" faced today are simply blowback.

13 votes

New Kansas law would make complaints against police "proven false" a felony

The Kansas House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has introduced a bill that will require private citizens who file complaints against police officers to sign an affidavit, acknowledging that if their allegations are proven false, they can be charged with perjury, which is a felony charge.

Furthermore, this bill prohibits a Kansas law enforcement agency from opening an investigation into a complaint if another law enforcement agency has already investigated the complaint and found in favor of the officer.

10 votes

DHS Social Media Working Group bill passes House

On the 8th of July, The House passed a bill it calls the "Social Media Working Group" bill that will give DHS authorization to create a new working group that will provide guidance and best practices for social media during an emergency. I put in the roll call vote at the bottom, too.

See it all at:

http://thedailyfed.com/homeland-security-social-media-workin...

2 votes

Police dog sniffs out hidden memory cards, flash drives to search for child porn

"You may have heard of memory sniffing attacks, but it likely did not include a dog as part of the scenario. While discussing new methods police are using to fight child porn in Rhode Island, the Providence Journal reported that includes police dogs allegedly capable of sniffing out hidden memory cards and storage drives, which will be used during the investigation of suspected child pornographers".

2 votes

NY Times: Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers (with Top Secret Clearance)

From NYTimes.com:

WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

42 votes

Rand Paul Leads the GOP Pack for 2016 - And Not By a Little

by John Zogby
7/09/2014 @ 2:15PM

A new Zogby Analytics poll of likely Republican primary voters in 2016 shows Rand Paul starting to build a lead over better known – and more establishment – GOP figures. The poll of 282 likely and eligible voters in GOP presidential primaries was conducted June 27-29 and has a margin-of-sampling error of +/-6 percentage points.

In the poll, the junior Senator from Kentucky polls 20%, followed by “Establishment” candidates New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 13% each. In fourth place is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 8%, then Florida Senator Marco Rubio 7%, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl 4%, and New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley all with 1% each.

5 votes

Rick Perry Is A LIAR! Gov. Rick Perry Breaks Promise Not To Shake Obama’s Hand During Meeting

Just like Obama, Perry says one thing and does another...

by INFOWARS.COM | JULY 9, 2014

On Tuesday the media made a big deal out of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s refusal to shake Obama’s hand when he arrived in Dallas.

However, as the photo below shows, Perry relented.


7 votes

Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

And finally out of the Senate Appropriations committee is the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. On the 26th of June Sen. Mary Landrieu introduced the bill. Here again is your line item by line item look at the bill. Below are just a few samples.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, salaries and expenses, $8,320,391,000

National Protection and Programs Directorate, office of biometric identity management, $249,142,000

Federal Emergency Management Agency, salaries and expenses, $935,720,000

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7 votes

Glenn Beck To Bring Soccer Balls, Hot Meals To Illegals: ‘We Must Open Our Hearts’

Believes Americans must "open our hearts" to the illegal immigrant children

by TONY LEE 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Beck said bringing soccer balls, teddy bears, and hot meals to illegal immigrants who have been detained along the U.S.-Mexico border will be the most right thing he has ever done.

On July 19, Beck will travel to McAllen, Texas, because he believes Americans must "open our hearts" to the illegal immigrant children who have been unlawfully entering the country.

13 votes

Why Doesn't George Takei "Hate the State?"

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

In a recent TED talk, actor George Takei gave a speech recounting the tale of how, at the age of five, he and his family were taken to internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. While Takei's story is frightening from a historical perspective, his attitude that developed from this traumatizing experience is truly inspiring. I highly recommend watching the 15 minute or so talk, and we'll pick up down below.

By all rights, George Takei should have every reason to "hate the state" for what the U.S. government did to him and his family. Forcibly removing the Takei family from their property and placing them in detention is an absolute affront to every ideal America is supposed to value. It could have easily made George Takei into a jaded, bitter anarchist who wants to burn all of the world's governments to the ground.

And yet, as he grew up and had discussions with his father, he came to realize that hate was not the proper path, and that he could still stand up for the same ideals he believed in despite the tragic events that occurred to him. George says his father told him,"Our democracy is a people's democracy; it can be as great as people can be, and as fallible as people are."

2 votes

Boehner: "I DISAGREE!" with Palin on impeaching Obama

By Ed O'Keefe | July 9 | Washington Post

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) disagrees with Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama.

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of Obama, writing in an op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' "

"I disagree," Boehner said when asked by reporters Wednesday morning. When a reporter pointed out that some House Republicans also are calling for impeachment, Boehner said again: "I disagree."

6 votes

Main Stream Media vs. Alternative Media on the Economy

The rift between the mainstream media and the alternative media is wide when it comes to interpreting economic data.

The mainstream media claims the economy is accelerating; the alternative media isn't having any of it. Who's right?

A Tale of Two Interpretations of the Economy & The Non Farm Payroll Report - Main Stream Media vs. Alternative Media

The Main Stream Media Gushes Over the Non Farm Payroll Report!

Alternative Media Reveals the Sobering Numbers Behind the Non Farm Payroll Report

Podcast Summary:

31 votes

Greenwald: Meet the 5 US citizens that the US have been spying on

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies.

According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the list of Americans monitored by their own government includes:

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