Published on Apr 7, 2014 - Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship" on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club.
Louis C.K. On Common Core: “My Kids Used to Love Math, Now It Makes Them Cry”
Famous comedian rails against asinine Common Core curriculum
April 29, 2014
One of the things renowned comedian Louis C.K. is known for is speaking his mind, so it’s no surprise to see him vent his frustration on Twitter after sitting down to help his daughters with their homework.
Email Shows White House Planned Benghazi Video Deception
Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
2:52 PM 04/29/2014
White House officials consciously planned to spin the successful 2012 jihadi attack on the Benghazi diplomatic compound as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video, according to a new email exposed by the public-interest law firm Judicial Watch.
With the release of the first episode of the Defending Our America series titled “Know Your Enemies and Know Yourself” the National Rifle Association (NRA) puts itself at the forefront of the shills for tyranny and empire.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f10_1398809035 Man gets out of car at 1:51 and is fired upon when fleeing his vehicle.
Long Beach police were pursuing a man fleeing from a Target Store security guard for “a crime allegedly committed at the store,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said late Sunday.
When deputies arrived to help security officers locked in a struggle with the man, he pulled out a large pair of scissors, according to a department statement.The man then fled to his vehicle and led the police on a chase which ended at the 1800 block of East Ocean Boulevard.
GREEN BAY – Green Bay police say the department is investigating threats made to its officers, in the wake of an arrest video that went viral.
The video was taken more than a week ago around bar closing time on S. Washington St. in downtown Green Bay. The cell phone video shows Joshua Wenzel, 29, swearing at Green Bay Police officers. Wenzel is then taken down by Officer Derek Wicklund.
My 5 year old son was recently diagnosed with fibro sarcoma. After much unnecessary delay he has finally been admitted to a good hospital, but its also 30 miles from where we live, and traveling back and forth has taken its toll on the little savings we had left.
On top of this, I also just recently lost my job and health coverage. My wife was lucky enough to get him added to her policy, but now she is just working to pay for the insurance, and all of our bills have fallen behind.
Government regulators around the world have spent the last year scrambling to prevent bitcoin from becoming the currency of choice for money launderers and black marketeers. Now their worst fears may be about to materialize in a single piece of software.
On Thursday, a collective of politically radical coders that calls itself unSystem plans to release the first version of Dark Wallet: a bitcoin application designed to protect its users’ identities far more strongly than the partial privacy protections bitcoin offers in its current form. If the program works as promised, it could neuter impending bitcoin regulations that seek to tie individuals’ identities to bitcoin ownership. By encrypting and mixing together its users’ payments, Dark Wallet seeks to enable practically untraceable flows of money online that add new fuel to the Web’s burgeoning black markets.
Nope not sarcasm. Not humor. It really is an article written for the Washington Post
So yes, war is hell — but have you considered the alternatives? When looking upon the long run of history, it becomes clear that through 10,000 years of conflict, humanity has created larger, more organized societies that have greatly reduced the risk that their members will die violently. These better organized societies also have created the conditions for higher living standards and economic growth. War has not only made us safer, but richer, too.
A new poll of America’s youth finds that three-quarters of voters aged 18-to-29 plan to sit out the 2014 midterm elections, a significant drop compared to recent years.
The Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) poll found that just 23 percent of younger voters said they would “definitely be voting” in the midterm elections, an 11-point drop from a similar poll conducted last December.
Bill ends foreign aid to Palestinian government
Apr 29, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul today introduced the Stand with Israel Act of 2014. This legislation halts all U.S. aid to the Palestinian government until they agree to a ceasefire and recognize the right of Israel to exist. The bill, S. 2265, can be found HERE and below:
"Today, I introduced legislation to make all future aid to the Palestinian government conditional upon the new unity government putting itself on the record recognizing the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state and agreeing to a lasting peace."
"Prohibition on Foreign Assistance.
(a) In General. Except as provided under subsection (b) and notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amounts may be obligated or expended to provide any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Time Magazine
April 28, 2014
It's time to look at ourselves — and our collective moral outrage — in the mirror, says former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton as slaves? And only last June Paula Deen admitted using the “N” word?)
Banned for life!
Push To Force Sale of Clippers!
For a private phone call!
TORRANCE, California (AP) — Toyota delivered a surprise pink slip to California on Monday, announcing the company would move its U.S. headquarters and about 3,000 jobs from the Los Angeles suburbs to the outskirts of Dallas.
The world's largest automaker will keep a foothold in the Golden State — about 2,300 jobs will remain in California after the company settles into its new corporate campus in Plano, Texas. But the announcement is an economic and symbolic slap for California, a historic center of American car culture that has been trying to shake its reputation as a frustrating place to run a business, whether that involves shooting a film or selling a Prius.
[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
The US government is attempting every possible angle to ensure Americans don't have access to guns. The latest is a new twist on capital controls being instituted by the Department of (In)Justice.
The DoJ is why financial institutions are refusing services to companies as diverse as gun shops, bitcoin businesses, marijuana dispensaries and even the porn industry.
Just last week a gun shop in Florida had an old bank account closed after their local bank was bought out by Wall Street interests.