November 26, 2014
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Nullify 101: Stop Asking Permission Where None is Required

By Michael Boldin “We have got to stop asking permission where none is required. And it’s almost never required!” -Robert Scott Bell sums up #Nullification. We hope you’ll share this, and pitch in to help us take this message to 150,000 new people. *HERE: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/stand Continue Reading
November 26, 2014
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Pilots report increased near-collisions with drones, FAA data says

By Megan Geuss On Wednesday the Washington Post reported that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has seen a considerable uptick in the number of complaints from pilots and air traffic control personnel about near-collisions with drones. Specifically, the FAA data say that since June 1, small drones “came within a […]
November 26, 2014
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Inside Canada’s Indiginous Burnaby Mountain Protest Camp

By Erin Flegg [body_image width=’764′ height=’508′ path=’images/content-images/2014/11/26/’ crop=’images/content-images-crops/2014/11/26/’ filename=’inside-the-burnaby-mountain-protest-camp-952-body-image-1417024943.jpg’ id=’7063′] Photo by Emma Campbell and Mitch Stookey This post originally appeared on VICE Canada On September 3, local contractors cut down 13 trees on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) territory, more commonly known as the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, triggering a months-long […]
November 26, 2014
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‘They Are Cannibals': Kim Jong-un Visits North Korea’s US War Atrocities Museum

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November 26, 2014
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Shaking the Heavens in Ferguson, Missouri

By [email protected] “As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption.” So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March 14, 1968, just three weeks before he was assassinated. Related Entries November 25, 2014 Not Every Ferguson Protest […]
November 26, 2014
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AT&T backtracks on fiber claims, says it won’t really halt 100-city plan

By Jon Brodkin AT&T now says it isn’t really going to halt a huge fiber investment because of net neutrality despite its CEO recently claiming the company would do just that. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors on November 12 that “We can’t go out and invest that kind of […]
November 26, 2014
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The Pirate Bay Goes Down Locally

By Ernesto Many U.S. Internet subscribers across various ISPs have trouble accessing The Pirate Bay at the moment. Every time TPB becomes inaccessible thousands of people start to worry that their ISP started blocking the site or that something awful has happened to their beloved site. However, the current downtime […]
November 26, 2014
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Record Biz Wants To Tax Brits For Copying Their Own Music

By Andy Until recently the vast majority of British citizens believed that copying music bought with their own money was something they could do without legal concerns. The truth, however, was somewhat different. Until recently UK legislation did not permit so-called “private copying”, meaning that anyone who transferred music from […]
November 26, 2014
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Londoners Are Protesting Against the Michael Brown Decision Right Now

By Simon Childs #Ferguson protest in london. No justice no peace! #solidarity pic.twitter.com/d0hdkDuwfq — Morten Via Bank (@viabank) November 26, 2014 This post originally appeared in VICE UK Over the last 48 hours, ​rioting and protests have taken place across America after a grand jury decided that charges shouldn’t be […]
November 26, 2014
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​How Democrats Failed Ferguson

By Michael Tracey [body_image width=’2048′ height=’1360′ path=’images/content-images/2014/11/26/’ crop=’images/content-images-crops/2014/11/26/’ filename=’how-democrats-failed-ferguson-body-image-1417027027.jpg’ id=’7077′] Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Photo via Flickr user ​MoDOT Photos Whether or not he would have been convicted of anything, officer Darren Wilson should have been indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Or at least that […]
November 26, 2014
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In First Interview, Darren Wilson Declares He Has A ‘Clear Conscience’

By Common Dreams In his first media interview since he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager on August 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson said he “was sorry for the loss of Michael Brown’s life” and “understands the grief of Michael Brown’s parents” but “he has a clean conscience […]
November 26, 2014
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The First US Official to Resign Over Afghanistan Is Fighting to Help Whistleblowers

By Joe Sandler Clarke ​ [body_image width=’640′ height=’427′ path=’images/content-images/2014/11/26/’ crop=’images/content-images-crops/2014/11/26/’ filename=’whistleblower-matthew-hoh-interview-198-body-image-1417018828.jpg’ id=’7024′] Matthew Hoh. Photos by Adam Barnett This post originally appeared in VICE UK It’s five years since Matthew Hoh became the first US official to resign in protest over the government’s handling of the Afghanistan war. It was […]
November 26, 2014
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Senator tells Visa and MasterCard to stop serving “cyberlockers”

By Joe Mullin The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee has sent letters to the two leading credit card companies, asking them to stop serving 30 Web services, including Kim Dotcom’s Mega, that were called out in an earlier report attacking Internet “cyberlockers.” “The cyberlockers listed in the NetNames report […]
November 26, 2014
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VIDEO: Car Plows Through Protesters During Ferguson Rally In Minneapolis

By Paul Walsh for the Star Tribune The driver who lurched into a south Minneapolis intersection packed with Ferguson protesters was “attempting to flee from the mob” when he ran over and slightly injured a 16-year-old girl as others were atop the hood of his car, police said Wednesday. The […]
November 26, 2014
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The Disenfranchisement of American Felons: Caught Once and Left Behind for Good

By [email protected] The American public only loses when we don’t allow felons to try to reintegrate into society. Related Entries November 26, 2014 Race Inequality Between U.S. Whites and African-Americans by the Numbers November 25, 2014 Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Does Post-Grand Jury Press Continue Reading
November 26, 2014
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Clinton State Dept. Blew $18.5 Mil to Renovate Unused Afghan Jail

By Irene While this doesn’t compare to the Benghazi terrorist attacks, here’s yet another State Department scandal that occurred under Hillary Clinton; the agency blew $18.5 million to renovate a prison in Afghanistan that remains unfinished and unused years after the U.S.-funded work began. It gets better; the State Department […]
November 26, 2014
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VIDEO: Police Beat Man & 7-Month Pregnant Wife Then Deleted The Video, But It Survived On The Cloud

By Matt Agorist for The Free Thought Project Reports: Denver, CO — The Denver police department has been accused of using excessive force after a video, which they allegedly deleted, survived on the cloud and was turned into FOX 31. The incident started as two officers approached David Nelson Flores, […]
November 26, 2014
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Drone Lobby Taking Flak from the FAA

By John Sugden Under the proposed rules, the FAA would regulate small drones like this one the same way as those weighing up to 55 lbs.(flickr/Don McCullough) The lobbying effort to allow commercial drone use looks set to take a major hit, with the Federal Aviation Administration planning to issue […]
November 26, 2014
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Extending Nuclear Talks With Iran Is The First Good News From The Middle East In A Long Time

By Jo-Ann Hart U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the media after the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran, in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — The international nuclear negotiations with Iran are close enough to succeed so the talks are being extended to next year. […]
November 26, 2014
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US lawmakers ask Europe not to break up Google

By Jon Brodkin A European proposal to unbundle search engines from other commercial businesses—which could result in the breakup of Google—has brought a response from US lawmakers. “Capitol Hill hit back at EU lawmakers on Tuesday for politicizing an antitrust investigation into Google, as tensions rose ahead of a European […]
November 26, 2014
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Extending Nuclear Talks With Iran Is The First Good News From The Middle East In A Long Time

By Jo-Ann Hart U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the media after the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran, in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — The international nuclear negotiations with Iran are close enough to succeed so the talks are being extended to next year. […]
November 26, 2014
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US lawmakers ask Europe not to break up Google

By Jon Brodkin A European proposal to unbundle search engines from other commercial businesses—which could result in the breakup of Google—has brought a response from US lawmakers. “Capitol Hill hit back at EU lawmakers on Tuesday for politicizing an antitrust investigation into Google, as tensions rose ahead of a European […]
November 26, 2014
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Occupy Kenya: Protesters March In Nairobi For An End To Violence

By Tristan McConnell Protestors stage a sit-in in Nairobi against government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism. NAIROBI, Kenya — Apathy and thuggery greeted an attempt to kickstart an Occupy movement in Kenya to protest against government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism. The […]
November 26, 2014
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Would You Eat Human Meat from a Lab? Radio Motherboard Talks the Future of Food

By [email protected] (Motherboard) Tomorrow, most of us will probably, at some point, sit down with their friends and/or family, have a few drinks, catch up, and oh yeah, eat some food. Theres a very good chance that the food you eat will be, well, food. Chances are itll consist of […]
November 26, 2014
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This guy’s got some serious tax problems

By Simon Black November 26, 2014 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile I can’t say I’ve known too many guys in my life named ‘Boris’ who were shy about standing up for themselves. The name itself means ‘wolf’ in an extinct Turkic language. And if the current mayor of London Boris Johnson […]
November 26, 2014
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NARA Backs Away from CIA Email Destruction Proposal

By Steven Aftergood The National Archives and Records Administration told the Central Intelligence Agency last week that it was withholding approval of a CIA proposal to allow the destruction of the email records of all but 22 senior Agency officials. “NARA intends to reassess the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) proposal […]
November 26, 2014
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This Migrant Spent Over Two Years Locked Up Begging to Leave the UK

By Ben Gelblum ​[body_image width=’640′ height=’427′ path=’images/content-images/2014/11/26/’ crop=’images/content-images-crops/2014/11/26/’ filename=’years-in-detention-centre-demanding-to-go-home-108-body-image-1417012320.jpg’ id=’6986′] Paul Addo This post originally appeared in VICE UK The UK locked up over 30,000 people last year—not for committing a crime, but for wanting to stay in the country. Immigration Removal Centers are used to house people who people […]
November 26, 2014
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Ferguson’s Isn’t Just About Race — It’s About Guns Too

By MintPress News Desk Missouri National Guard line up behind police officers monitoring protesters in front of the Ferguson Police Department Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The world’s eyes have turned once more to Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided Tuesday not to indict Darren Wilson, a […]
November 26, 2014
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All Is Not Well in Yorkshire’s Learning Disabled Village

By Frankie Mullin [body_image width=’640′ height=’428′ path=’images/content-images/2014/11/25/’ crop=’images/content-images-crops/2014/11/25/’ filename=’botton-village-coworker-evictions-292-body-image-1416945326.jpg’ id=’6777′] The walled garden at Botton Hall in Botton village (Photo by Mick Garratt ​via) This post originally appeared in VICE UK Sarah is making pizza. She rolls out the dough, covers it with topping and puts it in the oven. […]
November 26, 2014
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DoD Updates Doctrine on “Detainee Operations”

By Steven Aftergood When it comes to Department of Defense doctrine on military treatment of detained persons, “unlawful enemy combatants” are a thing of the past. That term has been retired and replaced by “unprivileged enemy belligerents” in a new revision of Joint Publication 3-13 on Detainee Operations, dated November […]
November 26, 2014
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BT Starts Blocking Private Torrent Sites

By Ernesto Following a series of High Court orders, six UK ISPs are currently required to block subscriber access to dozens of the world’s largest torrent sites. The latest order was issued last month after a complaint from the major record labels. It expands the UK blocklist by 21 torrent […]
November 26, 2014
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Elite Contempt for Ordinary Americans

By TAC Daily Updates by Walter E. Williams Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure (the Congressional Budget Office) did not […]
November 26, 2014
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Tea Party Army: Self-Dealing Officers Prey on Small Donors

By Russ Choma A sample “enrollment card” in the Tea Party Army, which the group’s website says can be obtained via a $100 donation. The Tea Party Army’s fundraising appeals are not subtle. A recent e-mail sent by the group, a super PAC, warns the reader that when George W. […]
November 26, 2014
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Murder-for-hire suspect gets new ACLU ally in battle against phone spying

By Cyrus Farivar In a new court filing, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has jumped into the criminal case of a man who federal prosecutors allege orchestrated a murder-for-hire earlier this year in Baltimore, Maryland. Specifically, in its 29-page amicus (friend of the court) brief filed on Tuesday, the […]
November 26, 2014
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Battling Obesity in U.S., FDA Approves Sweeping New Rules for Calorie Disclosure

It’s not often that the federal government adopts new regulations aimed at helping Americans eat healthier and that manage at the same time to exceed the expectations of public health advocates. But that’s what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did this week when it announced new calorie-disclosure requirements for […]
November 26, 2014
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The Overlooked Dangers of Crude-Oil Train Transport

By [email protected] A ProPublica analysis of federal government data adds new details to what’s known about the routes taken by trains carrying crude oil. Local governments are often unaware of the potential dangers they face. Related Entries November 25, 2014 Why North Dakota’s Oil Boom Threatens Towns and Cities Nationwide […]
November 26, 2014
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Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor

By Andy Greenberg The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic. The post Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor appeared first on WIRED. Continue Reading
November 26, 2014
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The Truth of the Matter: Houston’s Mayor and Her Overreach

By Erik Sikes Recently, Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker ordered city attorneys to issue subpoenas to several area church pastors. These subpoenas where for transcripts of the sermons given because they allegedly caused a conflict with anti-discrimination laws she helped enact. Many on the opposing side argued loudly that it crossed […]
November 26, 2014
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ABS-CBN Sues Another 18 Sites Over TV and Movie Piracy

By Andy Back in August TF published a reported on copyright-focused legal action initiated in the United States by ABS-CBN, the largest media and entertainment company in the Philippines. The media giant filed a lawsuit at a federal court in Oregon looking for millions of dollars in damages from two […]
November 26, 2014
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Ferguson: Baffling Decisions Continue to Provoke a Traumatized Community

By [email protected] There is no question that the Michael Brown case has been mishandled from the very beginning. With the news conference Monday by St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch, we now know that it was mishandled to the very end. Related Entries November 25, 2014 Ferguson Police Officer […]
November 26, 2014
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Americans Have More Toxic Flame Retardants in Their Bodies Than Previously Thought… Free Test Can Determine if You’re Sitting on Toxic Furniture

By Dr. Mercola By Dr. Mercola While odorless, flame retardants like polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are far from innocuous. They were recently identified as one of 17 “high priority” chemical groups that should be avoided to reduce your breast cancer risk,1 for instance. Previous studies have shown that an […]
November 26, 2014
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The Root Cause of Ferguson: The War on Drugs, Foreign Policy, and the Federal Reserve

By Michael Boldin A brief thought on Ferguson: Walgreens didn’t cause the police state to come to cities around the country. And the stores holding “black Friday” sales didn’t either. We find it odd that protesters are calling for corporate boycotts, telling people to not shop on Black Friday. While […]
November 26, 2014
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Syrian Refugees on a Hunger Strike in Athens Are Starting to Collapse

By Nick Barnets ​On Tuesday, November 25, m ore than 200 Syrian refugees began staging a hunger strike in front of the Greek parliament. It evolved out of a six-day-long sit-in the refugees embarked on to demand the right to live and work in Greece or leave the country legally. […]
November 25, 2014
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Ferguson: The Safety of Citizens is Lost with The Unaccountability of Police — Paul Craig Roberts

By pcr3 Ferguson: The Safety of Citizens is Lost with The Unaccountability of Police Paul Craig Roberts Events in Ferguson unfolded as most aware Americans thought they would. A white prosecutor guided a grand jury to the decision that the white policeman who shot and killed a young black male […]
November 25, 2014
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Canada Revenue Agency leaks its own data, hands journalist private tax details

By Megan Geuss On Tuesday the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that it had “inadvertently” received 18 pages of “detailed tax information” pertaining to hundreds of primarily rich and famous Canadians. The records were from a Canada Revenue Agency spreadsheet spanning from 2008 to 2013, and they included home addresses and […]
November 25, 2014
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Texas Resolution Denounces Presidential Executive Orders

By TJ Martinell A non-binding resolution has been introduced to the Texas state Legislature declaring that presidential executive orders cannot usurp the authority of the states. It should be considered a launchpad for stronger steps by the Texas legislature. House Concurrent Resolution No. 29 cites the Tenth Amendment to the […]
November 25, 2014
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Western Union doesn’t like Bitcoin spoof ad, files DMCA takedown claim

By Cyrus Farivar Facebook has taken down a parody of a Western Union ad posted on a Bitcoin news Facebook page, which was immediately re-published on reddit. On Monday, the money transfer company filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claim with Facebook, alleging trademark infringement of its image. The […]
November 25, 2014
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​How Mike Brown’s Friend Described His Death to the Ferguson Grand Jury

By Allie Conti [body_image width=’1024′ height=’768′ path=’images/content-images/2014/11/25/’ crop=’images/content-images-crops/2014/11/25/’ filename=’how-mike-browns-friend-described-his-death-to-the-ferguson-grand-jury-body-image-1416954673.jpg’ id=’6814′] Cigarillos like the ones Mike Brown reportedly stole from the store. Photo via Flickr user ​Marcus Walker Thee following is closely adapted from the testimony Dorian Johnson gave to the Ferguson grand jury, which last night declined to indict officer […]
November 25, 2014
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A Soldier Among Chickenhawks

By [email protected] Chuck Hagel’s departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet’s crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. Related Entries November 25, 2014 Does Hagel’s Departure Pave […]
November 25, 2014
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Why North Dakota’s Oil Boom Threatens Towns and Cities Nationwide

By [email protected] By Isaiah Thompson, ProPublica Using rail networks to transport crude has saved the oil and gas industry time and capital, but the trade-off is greater risk. Related Entries November 22, 2014 The Best of November’s Green Energy Good News Stories November 21, 2014 The Pipeline Continue Reading