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13 votes

Second Ferguson Witness Reportedly Found Dead

Next time a person of politically preferred pigmentation commits suicide by cop, Obama, Al Sharpton, and the “mainstream” media won’t have to worry about eye witnesses testifying that the shooting was in self-defense. They will be too terrified, if this source is to be trusted:

Another witness of the shooting of Michael Brown has been found dead in a dry channel near River Des Peres in Misssouri, local authorities confirmed.

8 votes

Why your medical bills will just keep growing

By Russ Britt | MarketWatch

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- A new era in health care is upon us, and Denise Atkinson is a little nervous about how it’s all going to turn out.

Going to the doctor used to be simpler for Atkinson, a resident of Williamstown, N.J., and the mother of two small children. She and her husband—both in their 30s—would see premiums taken out of their checks, and dole out an occasional copay for a doctor visit.

Those days are gone. Atkinson now has some skin in the game: The Cigna Corp. CI, +0.04% policy the family gets through her husband’s job has a $3,600 annual deductible. She says that’s ultimately a cheaper alternative, because the premiums are smaller, but now there’s a more direct financial connection between her and her medical care.

Financial decision-making and planning around health care now permeates all facets of her life, even factoring into the decision of whether to have a third child. If her pregnancy should start toward the end of one year and conclude the next, for example, her pregnancy alone could cost her $7,200—two years’ worth of the deductible. It’s the kind of awareness she didn’t have before.

5 votes

Pre-empting freedom in Oklahoma

As long as people were only wearing masks to rob banks, drug stores, and convenience stores, masks were not illegal. But now that people are wearing them while protesting, we need a law against that!


16 votes

The senate torture report - Original Documents w/highlights

Some "highlights" from the report:
CIA officers threatened to kill and rape detainees' mothers.

"CIA officers also threatened at least three detainees with...threats to sexually abuse the mother of a detainee"

CIA made a detainee stay awake for 102 hours. After four hours of sleep, he was kept up for another 52

Detainee "mildly 'tense,' 'likely an anticipatory reaction given his recent unexpected rectal exam' the previous day"

The CIA had to order the rectal rehydration of detainees. Just to demonstrate their "total control" over prisoners.

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2 votes

Ben Garrison Legal Fund Needs Our Help! #bucksforbengarrison


Internet trolls have been attacking cartoonist Ben Garrison since 2009. Their goal is to ‘turn’ him into a white supremacist Nazi, thus ruining his reputation and business. They’ve stolen all of his copyrighted cartoons and defaced them into anti-Semitic and racist hate images, which they spread on social media. Trolls have attacked Ben’s wife, Tina, and their son. Even Ben's fine art paintings have been photoshopped into hate memes.

5 votes

Illinois General Assembly Revives Police Recording Ban

December 5 2014
Earlier this year, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a state eavesdropping law that made it a crime for citizens to record conversations with police or anyone else without the other person’s permission. The court held that the old law “criminalize[d] a wide range of innocent conduct” and violated free-speech rights. In particular, the court noted the state could not criminalize recording activities where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy, including citizens’ “public” encounters with police.

3 votes

Senate Report Exposing The CIA's Interrogation Techniques Expected Today

The Senate will be releasing a report later today that is expected to be extremely critical of the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices. The more than 6,000 page report is said to conclude that no significant intelligence was gathered by the CIA while using enhanced interrogation torture techniques. The report also claims the CIA misled Congress and other U.S. officials about the success and cruelty of the program.

8 votes

A paper by Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel was accepted by two scientific journals

A scientific study by Maggie Simpson, Edna Krabappel, and Kim Jong Fun has been accepted by two journals.

Of course, none of these fictional characters actually wrote the paper, titled "Fuzzy, Homogeneous Configurations." Rather, it's a nonsensical text, submitted by engineer Alex Smolyanitsky in an effort to expose a pair of scientific journals — the Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems and the comic sans-loving Aperito Journal of NanoScience Technology.

1 vote

They've turned to Congress~


First of all, Congress is DEAD!

Second of all, they need to be excavated and buried, for they are beginning to cause a stench.

7% approval rating! Why would we trust anything they vote on?! They just voted for the Corporatocratic, masked-Nationalistic thief and beggar.

It is so blatantly obvious now that those still unaware are unaware either deliberately or by mental defection.

1 vote

The ‘Why not me?’ race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination

By Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
Washington Post

If there's one think you can say about the 2016 Republican presidential field, it is this: It is going to be HUGE.

There are currently 23 names on the long, long list of potential candidates. That's twice (!) as many people as have ever run for the GOP nomination in the past. Now, not all of those "candidates" will actually run -- Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and Rep. Marsha Blackburn don't make much sense as presidential candidates, to name just two -- but that's a huge field of prospective candidates.

And while all two dozen names being mentioned won't make the race, the fact that so many credible candidates are actively looking at running speaks to the key dynamic of the coming Republican race: There is no true frontrunner.

1 vote

New Law Blocks Anti-GMO Scientists From Advising EPA

New Law Blocks Anti-GMO Scientists From Advising EPA

Yet Another Layer of Bureaucracy to Protect Big Biotech


A new law will place restrictions on scientists with clear knowledge on GMO dangers, and create room for experts with overt financial ties to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries affected by EPA regulations. H.R. 1422, which passed 229-191, is an earthquake rumbling through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board.

17 votes

John Lennon shot dead - December 8, 1980

John Lennon shot dead - December 8 1980

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26 votes

Huffpo: Rand Paul Is Demanding a Real Debate About Going to War: We Should All Pay Attention

by David Paul, President, Fiscal Strategies Group
Huffington Post

Rand Paul and John McCain are at odds over whether the Senate needs to declare war on ISIS. Paul insists that the Senate has no choice, as under the War Powers Clause of the US Constitution only Congress is empowered to take the country to war. McCain is derisive of Paul and his proposed war resolution, and has the support of his Senate colleagues, who have shown no interest in voting on the war. For some, this dispute may seem to be a technical matter--after all we have fought wars for decades without actually following the Constitutional rules. For others, Rand Paul among them, fealty to the Constitution demands that any decision to go to war be put to a vote. This may seem to many observers to be an intra-party skirmish that is of little import, but it is actually a rare opportunity for the country to consider whether and why we should go to war.

We are not good at having national debates about important issues. When issues of importance come up, we run to our corners--Red vs. Blue. Fox vs. MSNBC--it is rare that we have substantive, thoughtful exchanges of ideas and views. On matters of war and peace, there are particular ironies. Despite having led the nation into two long wars that are now widely viewed as mistakes, the public continues to trust Republicans more than Democrats on matters of war and national security. Since the Vietnam War, Democrats have been viewed as the anti-war party, and for decades now they have struggled to change this image to little avail. The difference between the parties was most clearly on display in the vote to go to war in Iraq. Republicans wanted to vote yes, Democrats were afraid of voting no. Given this reality, the fight between Rand Paul and John McCain is the best chance we are likely to have for a real and substantive debate over US war policy.

Rand Paul and John McCain start from very different positions. John McCain's moral authority as a hawk on matters of national security is rooted in his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He is a decorated veteran at a time when the percentage of Congress that has served in the military has declined to 20 percent from around 75 percent several decades ago. Rand Paul's credibility is largely rooted in his commitment to constitutional principles and his libertarian skepticism of governmental that is deeply rooted in the American ethos.

5 votes

The Kochs eclipse the RNC

By Mike Allen and Kenneth P. Vogel | Politico

The Koch brothers and their allies are pumping tens of millions of dollars into a data company that’s developing detailed, state-of-the-art profiles of 250 million Americans, giving the brothers’ political operation all the earmarks of a national party.

The move comes as mainstream Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, are trying to reclaim control of the conservative movement from outside groups. The Kochs, however, are continuing to amass all of the campaign tools the Republican National Committee and other party arms use to elect a president.

The Koch network also has developed in-house expertise in polling, message-testing, fact-checking, advertising, media buying, dial groups and donor maintenance. Add mastery of election law, a corporate-minded aggressiveness and years of patient experimentation — plus seemingly limitless cash — and the Koch operation actually exceeds the RNC’s data operation in many important respects.

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