In Rialto California public complaints against police officers went down 88%, and officers use of force fell by 60%. Do you want you police to have these?
With this past week’s news of a tentative deal between the “P5 + 1″ (read: the U.S. + a few puppet governments) and Iran that would – theoretically and hopefully – ease sanctions while guaranteeing that Iran will not be attacked by the United States – it should come as no surprise that the usual neocon talking heads are in a tizzy about it. Setting aside the ridiculous notion that people halfway across the world should have to get “permission” from the United States or other countries to pursue certain technologies, any step towards peace and away from war should be seen as a positive.
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Repeal Day marks the anniversary of the 5 December 1933 ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing alcohol prohibition. After fewer than thirteen years, the cultural and political climate in the U.S. forced an end to the federal criminalization of numerous victimless alcohol offenses.
We Are All Non-Interventionists Now! We Are Witnessing The Triumph Of Ron Paulism In The United StatesSubmitted by ProudAmericanFirst on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:01
"We are witnissing the triumph of Ron Paulism in the United States. The corporate media will avoid reporting it. They try their best to ignore Ron Paul's 30 plus year intellectual march through our institutions.
But the facts in Pew Research's 50 year survey of US views of "America's place in the world" do not lie: This year the highest percentage of Americans ever -- 53 percent -- agree with the statement that "the US should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own." (See illustration below)"
I do not know much about bit-coin or those other digital currencies, but I do ponder it from time to time.
You can not hold it in your hands. Nothing really backs it. In order to access, trade or whatever it, you need access to the grid. The grid that is being used to spy and other things.
Kirk Sorensen @ MRU on LFTR - Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors
A wonderful endowment for humanity.
"In order for currencies to be 'exchangeable' they have to be backed by something," is the remarkably ironic initial comment from none other than debaser-of-the-entirely-fiat-dollar Alan Greenspan when asked about the "bubble in bitcoin," by Bloomberg TV's Trish Regan. Unable to "identify the intrinsic" backing of Bitcoin (or see bubbles in equity, credit, real estate, or greater fools) Greenspan is, apparently, capable of identifying Bitcoin "as a bubble," because "there is no fundamental means of "repaying' it by any means that is universally accepted." The farcical double-speak continues as the Maestro does a great job of making Bitcoin (which Ron Paul earlier noted could be the "destroyer of the dollar") look even better than the readily-printed fiat we meddle with every day.
The search, conducted two weeks ago, appeared focused on communications between various campaign operatives and Sorenson, who abruptly quit as Bachmann’s Iowa campaign chairman in the closing days of the Iowa Republican caucuses and threw his support behind Ron Paul.
so for the last 3 days i sat in a court for my jury summons.
after 3 days 15,000,000 questions and 135 people later, including myself, we were let go.?
it was a murder case.
during that time i talked sincerely to about 40 people in groups of 3-10 on our breaks/ @ lunch and during our walk to our vehicles.
i can say that every one of those people knows about jury nullification now.
when you tell someone that they have more power at the end of the day than a judge it makes them feel special.
and tom woods radio show should have about 5-6 new listeners this week.
That's some fine geo-political satirizing, son.
... She was just put on the no-fly list and prevented from boarding her flight to testify.
Malaysian PhD student, Rahinah Ibrahim, living with her 14 yr old daughter in Stanford, CA is to go to a conference in Malaysia that Stanford is holding. Recovering from surgery, she asks for a wheelchair to get to the gate at the San Francisco airport. When she gets to the ticket counter, she's told that she's on the no-fly list, and is handcuffed and detained for 2 hours, missing her flight. The FBI tells the airport to let her go, and she hears she is no longer on the no-fly list. She reschedules for the next day, shows up to the airport, but again they tell her she's on the no-fly list. But they let her board the flight anyway and she leaves for her school's conference.
After the conference, at the Malaysian airport, she tries to board her return flight to finish her PhD work at Stanford. She was told she couldn't board the flight, and DHS wanted authorities to arrest her. The Malaysian officials said "fuck the DHS" and didn't arrest her, but they didn't let her board either. She never returned to the US. Her daughter was born here and is a US citizen.
She submitted a request to clear her name from the list and was told they revoked her student visa too. Demolishing her professional goals. Stanford continued to work with her abroad, but she was severely limited in her professional abilities without the ability to travel to CA. This was in 2005.
Rahinah filed suit against the DHS with help from lawyers in CA, but the supposedly unbiased District Court said, "Fuck you!! You think you can sue the DHS?! You're a terrst!! [sic]. We don't care what you say, we won't do shit for you. DHS!! USA!! DHS!! USA!!" (Paraphrase). This was in 2006.