Major international divisions over the global "war on drugs" have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organisation's long-term strategy for combating illicit narcotics.
The draft, written in September and seen by the Observer, shows there are serious and entrenched divisions over the longstanding US-led policy promoting prohibition as an exclusive solution to the problem.
Do you think exercising your Second Amendment right of legal gun ownership could be used by the State as a means to infringe upon privacy rights afforded by the Fourth Amendment?
Absolutely Yes! The State could and already has used their knowledge and databases of legal gun owners in order to justify “No-Knock” police raids on their residences.
Follow the money. Enough said.
Researchers crack the world’s toughest encryption by listening to the tiny sounds made by your computer’s CPUSubmitted by zzbob on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:36
Security researchers have successfully broken one of the most secure encryption algorithms, 4096-bit RSA, by listening – yes, with a microphone — to a computer as it decrypts some encrypted data. The attack is fairly simple and can be carried out with rudimentary hardware. The repercussions for the average computer user are minimal, but if you’re a secret agent, power user, or some other kind of encryption-using miscreant, you may want to reach for the Rammstein when decrypting your data.
"...In order to provide for the common security, it is necessary, from time-to-time, to humiliate, torture and rape each other under strict State supervision..." - http://libertyfirewall.com/2013/12/20/proof-rape-is-patriotism/
"...As Twitchy reported, Nikki Sixx called “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson a racist, homophobic “a-hole.” Because we’re givers, we pointed out the time the Mötley Crüe bassist used the N-word. Oh, and the time he hurled an anti-gay slur. We’re generous like that.
After we published our post, sneaky Sixx quietly deleted his tweets..." - http://twitchy.com/2013/12/20/nikki-sixx-quietly-deletes-lat...
Obama Lifts Health Mandate For Those With Canceled Plans
By Margaret Talev and Alex Wayne Dec 19, 2013 9:05 PM
Americans whose health plans are being canceled because their coverage doesn’t meet Obamacare rules will be exempt from the mandate that they carry insurance, under a change announced by the Obama administration.
Update on handcuffed teen shot in police car: "Durham Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Protest of Teen's Death"Submitted by egapele on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 09:09
Durham Police Use Tear Gas To Break Up Protest Of Teen's Death
By Associated Press
6:35 am Fri December 20, 2013
A march to protest the death of a teen suspect in a patrol car ended with police lobbing tear gas and some protesters reportedly being arrested.
Local news media reported that 150 to 200 people marched from downtown Durham to the police department Thursday night to protest the death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta.
Police say Huerta shot himself in the head in the back of a patrol car after being arrested on second-degree trespassing charges on Nov. 19.
"Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers - Robertson said - they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
A&E said it was troubled by Robertson's statements.
An automated banking utility has no need for parasitic bankers or politicos or indeed, a central bank.
Do we need a banking sector dominated by politically untouchable "Too Big to Fail" (TBTF) banks? Thanks to fast-advancing technology, the answer is a resounding no. Not only do we not need a banking sector, we would be immensely better off were the banking sector to wither and vanish from the face of the Earth, along with its parasitic class of political enablers, toadies and Federal Reserve apparatchiks.
Behind the moronic and childish presumptions of Technocracy, there are indeed people who want to treat the mind as a computer for a very simple reason: they want to control it.
Looking at the mind as an input-output machine suggests tactics for modifying, controlling, and weakening it.
That’s what Pavlov was after. Applying a stimulus and getting a predictable and unvarying response. That was his holy grail.
WHO? says theres no such thing as internet censorship? Oh right, the ones doing the censorship, thats who!GooTransparency ReportSubmitted by gomez on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 20:41
"Google, which kicked off the trend of tech companies issuing "transparency" reports concerning requests for information on users as well as requests to takedown content, has now released its latest data on government requests to take down info, noting that there was a pretty big increase in attempts to take down information:
"The country's interests are best served when its leaders deal truthfully with its citizens.
The mutual sense of good faith it fosters permits compromise and concessions in those cases that warrant it. Director Clapper's willful lie under oath fuels the unhealthy cynicism and distrust that citizens feel toward their government and undermines Congress's ability to perform its Constitutional function.