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Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week

By Zach Walton | February 25, 2013

For the past year, we’ve seen delay after delay for the Center for Copyright Information’s six strikes Copyright Alert System. For a while, it looked like it would never become a reality. Now it looks like the system is finally in place, however, and it may be launching today.

The Daily Dot reports that the CCI plans to launch the six strikes Copyright Alert System across all the major participating ISPS – AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon – this week. Each ISP will reportedly launch on a different day this week which Comcast reportedly launching its system today.

10 votes

Santelli: "What If The Fed Did Less?"

"Things would be a lot different. The prevalence of counter-factuals or 'coulda-shoulda-woulda's in mainstream economics is stunningly biased to explaining "why we're still in the doldrums outside of course of the stock market."

Video below:

27 votes

Politico: Bill Unveiled To Legalize Medical Pot

By Kevin Robillard | 2/25/13 | Politico

Flanked by more than 150 advocates from around the country, Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer on Monday put forward his legislation allowing states to legalize medical marijuana in an effort to end the confusion surrounding federal pot policy.

Blumeanuer’s legislation, which has 13 co-sponsors — including GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California — would create a framework for the FDA to eventually legalize medicinal marijuana. It would also block the feds from interfering in any of the 19 states where medical marijuana is legal.

46 votes

Beretta Tells Maryland It Will Move Operation If Gun Law Is Enacted

By Michael Dorstewitz | February 24, 2013 | BizPacReview

The domestic arm of Beretta, Italy’s respected gunmaker, is considering pulling up stakes from its 35-year home in Maryland and moving on to greener pastures.

The Aurora Theater shooting and the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have started a war with clearly-defined battle lines. On one side, lawmakers are furiously drafting gun control bills to prove to their constituents they’re actually doing more than attending cocktail parties.

On the other side are arms manufacturers and gun enthusiasts who foresee the very real possibility of their livelihood being stripped away and their Second Amendment rights denied in the heat of passion.
Some armorers have banded together and vowed to refuse to do business with any state enacting strict gun control measures.

35 votes

Video Update: Ron Paul on Alex Jones / - Monday 2-25-13

Former Congressman Ron Paul on The Alex Jones Show Monday, February 25, 2013.

Thanks to SC Butterfly for the video:

34 votes

Colorado Anti-NDAA Bill Faces Final Stand

Here folks is another chance to fight for your rights. Everyone around the country should be on board with the people in Colorado calling these critters and letting them know how you feel. Especially with this Bob Gardener Character. If you are a veteran, call this Gardener guy. Here is this report from the good brother Dan in the PANDA group.

BOWLING GREEN- Following a huge success on February 18th, 2013, where HB 1045 passed committee 7-4, Colorado's Anti-NDAA bill a faces a possible defeat on the House floor.

HB 1045 is designed to counter the indefinite detention provisions, sections 1021 and 1022, of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. These sections authorize the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of anyone who commits a "belligerent act," or is suspected of terrorism, and violate over 13 provisions of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. the law has also been condemned by retired members of the Armed Forces, a current U.S. Congressman, Federal Judge Katherine B. Forrest, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

46 votes

Gibbs: "I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program as Obama Press Secretary"

Yahoo! News: Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama's former press secretary, says that he was once instructed by the White House not to acknowledge the administration's use of drones.

"When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you're not even to acknowledge the drone program," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Up With Chris Hayes" on Sunday. "You're not even to discuss that it exists."

Or, to paraphrase an oft-quoted line from David Fincher's 1999 film "Fight Club": The first rule of the drone program is you do not talk about the drone program.

57 votes

Ron Paul interviewed by Geraldo Rivera

Ron Paul interviewed by Geraldo Rivera 2/14/13

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43 votes

Aspartame in Milk Without a Label? Big Dairy Petitions FDA For Approval

Posted February 24, 2013

Two powerful dairy organizations, The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to allow aspartame and other artificial sweeteners to be added to milk and other dairy products without a label.

The FDA currently allows the dairy industry to use “nutritive sweeteners” including sugar and high fructose corn syrup in many of their products. Nutritive sweeteners are defined as sweeteners with calories.

According to the FDA notice issued this week:

31 votes

Michigan GOP Disarms 2 Activists at Weekend State Convention (VIDEO)

This weekend the Michigan Republican party held its state convention to elect its district and state leadership. The conservatives and Paul supporters were pushing our candidate for state chair, Todd Courser with just 5 weeks of campaigning and little funding until Dr. Paul kicked in some towards the end.

We gained many committee seats, but fell 32 votes short of getting Todd elected. Which just proves that showing up to these things is do vital.

The good news was that we gave them quite the scare as the current chairman clouded with controversy and having donated to democrats in the past, spend over $300,000 on this race to maintain his seat. While Todd spent a mere $10,000.

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