13 votes

Bitcoin Red Alert! U.S. Treasury Announces Money Laundering Rules Apply To "Virtual Currencies"

You didn't think the Treasury was going to just let the bitcoin business develop outside the system, did you?

EPJ | Friday, March 22, 2013

WSJ reports:

The U.S. is applying money-laundering rules to "virtual currencies," amid growing concern that new forms of cash bought on the Internet are being used to fund illicit activities.

he move means that firms that issue or exchange the increasingly popular online cash will now be regulated in a similar manner as traditional money-order providers such as Western Union Co. WU 0.00% They would have new bookkeeping requirements and mandatory reporting for transactions of more than $10,000.[...]

12 votes

Sequester Jester: FAA to close 149 U.S. Airport Towers After Budget Cuts

By Alan Levin | Bloomberg | Mar 22, 2013

The U.S. will close 149 air-traffic control towers run by contractors at small- and mid-sized airports beginning on April 7 as a result of automatic budget cuts at government agencies.

The Federal Aviation Administration spared 24 towers on its original list of 173 subject to closing, it said in an e-mail today. All towers being shut down are run by private companies, not the government as at larger facilities. Another 16 private towers will face 5 percent cuts.

60 votes

Show some tolerance can we?

I've seen so much fighting between many "liberty" lovers it drives me crazy. We have enough problems trying to deal with the statists, can't we at least show some tolerance towards others who are fighting for liberty? I hear so many people say "So-and-so is pretty good on liberty but his stand on (fill-in-the-blank) is completely out of step with TRUE liberty ideals."

You know what? We ALL have stances that are unique to ourselves. We ALL believe our positions are correct (or else we would change them). I'm not going to agree with you on everything and you are not going to agree with me. We can agree on the "non-aggression principal" as a good place to start but even then we have perhaps slight differences on what that means. One thing that IS certain, we need as many fighting for liberty as we can get to succeed over the collective will of the statists.

So if you come across someone who "believes in liberty", but they think (x) is wrong while you think (x) is right, just accept them and move on. You can discuss (x) when we have managed some real progress towards reversing the power of the goons who want to dictate our lives to us.


29 votes

How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency...

...and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up

Originally published in Rolling Stone, October 20, 1977.

By Carl Bernstein

In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA.

Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go‑betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors without‑portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted: foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested in the derring‑do of the spy business as in filing articles; and, the smallest category, full‑time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad. In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.

55 votes

14 Members of Congress Demand Investigation of Obama's Ammo Horde

Congressman Asks if DHS Bullet Buys Aimed at Restricting Ammo

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com | March 22, 2013

Californian Congressman Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House peers have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition and whether the purchases are part of a deliberate attempt to restrict supply to the American people.

The DHS has committed to purchasing around 2 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last year. Many believe the purchases are exacerbating bullet shortages across the country, supplies already strained by record sales prompted as a result of the Obama administration’s gun control agenda.

Read more: http://www.infowars.com/congressman-dhs-bullet-buys-aimed-at...

26 votes

Let's Implement the Future Shall We?

The old Paradigm is over the mechanisms of monopolized force theft and coercion have been broken! The former PTB just don't know it yet and are desperately trying to keep the illusion alive. However it is evaporating like the dew in the morning sun!

Outlaw guns we'll just print them out. Try and steal our money and call it a tax to bad can't track our transactions nor break the encryption on our wallets. Don't need 3rd party financial institutions for transactions anymore so thieves posing as protectors can't steal our money. No more centralized manufacturing or food production with 3D printing and aquaponics, hugelkultur/permaculture, ethanol & bi-diesel, solar and wind, and new emerging energy technology etc. etc. These are the technologies of freedom!

Want to sell raw milk without the gestapo raiding you with swat teams? Start transacting privately with bitcoin or gold or silver. Want to sell your fruit and veggies without the tax/theft man hounding you? Sell in bitcoin. How about a bitcoin/gold/silver only farmers market? How they gonna tax that? They can only tax you if you use FRN's.

27 votes

Children Horribly Deformed by US Weapons (Graphic Images)

The depleted uranium usage in Iraq left lasting effects, on our own troops and in babies born with horrifying deformities in Fallujah and Basra. Is this the legacy of the war, and should people be paying more attention to these awful consequences?

Once again we are told Ron Paul is right but....Sorry Ana No buts about it, Ron Paul is right period.


12 votes

Nearly Half Of Detroit's Adults Are Functionally Illiterate, Report Finds

Detroit's population fell by 25 percent in the last decade. And of those that stuck around, nearly half of them are functionally illiterate, a new report finds.

According to estimates by The National Institute for Literacy, roughly 47 percent of adults in Detroit, Michigan -- 200,000 total -- are "functionally illiterate," meaning they have trouble with reading, speaking, writing and computational skills. Even more surprisingly, the Detroit Regional Workforce finds half of that illiterate population has obtained a high school degree.


44 votes

9 year old discusses the meaning of life and the universe (Video)

Who wants to bet this kid was homeschooled?! Imagine if we had a society of people who were raised like this kid?!


19 votes

Nate Silver: How Viable is Rand Paul for 2016?

A fair analysis by a noted numbers cruncher. His flaw, I think, is no mention of Rand's clear advantage in the early states of Iowa and NH, and no one has ever won those first two contests and failed to win the nomination.


24 votes

Kerry Commits U.S. to U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab

Kerry Commits U.S. to U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Gun Grab

Posted 03/20/2013 06:39 PM ET

U.S. Rights: As the world body meets this week to hammer out an agreement to restrict international arms trade, our Secretary of State commits us to pushing a treaty that may also restrict our Second Amendment rights.

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