46 votes

Denver area students walk out of school to protest indoctrination classes replacing real History

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

The youth protest in the state's second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground.

23 votes

Obama Uses South Park Doctrine to Justify Bombing

US Foreign Policy Has Become a South Park Episode

It's Coming Right For Us

http://youtu.be/Nt6kKhlX8vU

7 votes

Pentagon: "War on ISIS Just Beginning", "Could Last Years"

By Jeremy Herb | 9/23/14
Politico

The first airstrikes launched against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria by the U.S. and a handful of Arab allies were “very successful,” the Pentagon said Tuesday, but warned they were just the start of a long campaign that could go on for years.

“Last night’s strikes are the beginning of a credible and sustainable, persistent campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL,” Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon.

“I think it would be in terms of years, yes,” Mayville said when asked about the length of the campaign.

16 votes

Keeping America Alive Requires a World in Flames

WHY THE AMERICAN DREAM NOW REQUIRES A WORLD IN FLAMES

Recently, Charles Hugh Smith posted arguments for why the U.S. dollar is bound to get stronger rather than collapse the way most folks in the gold-n-liberty club have been expecting. To be sure, they have had the right perspective on the problems and reasonable expectations for very severe consequences. After all, there are endless historical examples of government financial malfeasance to prove the gold-n-liberty folks right -- from Diocletian's debasement to Zimbabwe's 100,000,000% inflation rate.

But the truth is, the world has never had a hegemonic financial system in place as it does now. We are not only in a contemporary period of ahistory (meaning, nothing in history can compare), we are unaware as to the extent at which this system can be made to last for its beneficiaries -- at the expense of the REST of the world.

In The Counter-Intuitive Rise of the U.S. Dollar (September 22, 2014), Smith lists two main reasons for the dollar's continued dominance DESPITE the kind of massive abuse that ordinarily sinks other currencies and their economies: ubiquity and liquidity. He states:

16 votes

Bill Maher Blasts Fear-Mongering Over ISIS

Bill Maher took on America's latest march to war during the final minutes of "Real Time" on Friday, arguing that the fear of ISIS has been blown out of proportion. "They're selling terror and boy are we buying," he jabbed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/21/bill-maher-fear-isi...

25 votes

CannaPet: Your dog's/cat's counter to Big Pharma

Back in July of this year, I had a friend notice a small bump on my 9 year old Jack Russell Terrior's chin. After that initial find, the bump grew from about 1 to 2 and 1/2 inches in a matter of 1 week.

The wife and I thought something was up because of how fast it grew and she wasn't eating in the morning or barely at all. We were right:

Here were the Veterinarians words, verbatim:

"This bump is going to grow and she will be in a lot of pain 6 months from now. We'll need to do a biopsy to identify exactly what it is and I'm certain we'll need to do surgery."

28 votes

Glenn Greenwald: Syria Becomes 7th Muslim Country Bombed by Obama

Syria Becomes the 7th Predominantly Muslim Country Bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate
By Glenn Greenwald

The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan.

That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama—after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq.

The utter lack of interest in what possible legal authority Obama has to bomb Syria is telling indeed: Empires bomb who they want, when they want, for whatever reason (indeed, recall that Obama bombed Libya even after Congress explicitly voted against authorization to use force, and very few people seemed to mind that abject act of lawlessness; constitutional constraints are not for warriors and emperors).

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/23/nobel-peace-pr...

7 votes

School Punishes Child for Sharing Lunch

Next we have yet another example of the nanny-nazi culture that has invaded this country gone awry. Weaverville, CA’s Trinity Alps School District gave a 13 year old boy detention because he shared his lunch with a friend that didn’t like his own cheese sandwich. Moronic? Why yes, it is. Let’s hear the explanation for the punishment, via KRCRTV.com:

The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.

17 votes

The Uprising!

6 votes

The Strikes On ISIS In Syria Have Nothing To Do With Defeating Terrorism

Syria: another war for oil, being perpetrated to enrich American military and infrastructure contractors, and to serve as a proxy war to weaken Russia and Iran (Syria's biggest allies) in order to enrich international banking interests (who are threatened by Russia's and the East's expanding economic power) and empower competing regional powers, such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Gulf States like Qatar, UAE, and Bahrain, whose power and influence in the region directly compete with Iran.

8 votes

I am not playing the game anymore ...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/22/indicted-rep...

It really doesn't matter who is driving the bus if it is going over a cliff does it ?

19 votes

MIT Students Battle State Demands For Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code

MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code
By Kim Zetter 09.22.14 | 6:30 am

Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities in court today when they attempt to fight back against a subpoena demanding their source code. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 19-year-old MIT student Jeremy Rubin and three classmates in a remarkable case that stands out for the measure of aggression the state is using to obtain the code and identify anyone who might have tested the mining tool.

9 votes

Love Will Win!

Wars
Never ending wars
Reasons
To keep you slaves
On your knees

There were never good wars
Forget your history lessons

All war is about black boots
On your very necks

War was set up on many planets
To rule over the inhabitants

Most of the Universe is in the other hands
Loving hands of the Angels and their helpers

Love Will Win!

Wars
Never ending wars
Reasons
To keep you slaves
On your knees

There were never good wars
Forget your history lessons

All war is about black boots
On your very necks

War was set up on many planets
To rule over the inhabitants

25 votes

Outdated Zoning Laws Meet Tiny Houses

About 5 years ago I built 2 tiny homes using (2) 40 foot mobile homes I bought for a total of 200 bucks. I tore them down to the studs and uparmored them. I now have 8 inch walls. My inside paneling is 1/2 inch plywood. Heating and cooling is amazingly cheap as I insulated every nook and cranny and installed better doors and windows.

Everyone thought the idea was a little on the weird side when I was building them. Once finished people asked me "how much"?

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