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Aug 31 13:24

AMERICAN TEEN GETS 11 YEAR SENTENCE FOR PRO-ISIS TWEETS THAT TAUGHT PEOPLE HOW TO USE BITCOIN

First: the one area where Amin’s actions do seem fairly questionable are when he helped another Virginia teen travel to Syria, apparently to join ISIS. That part definitely seems like it stepped over the legal line. But, the rest of the charges against him seem… like a teenager using Twitter and other social media to discuss stuff he’s interested in. Amin ran a Twitter account called @AmreekiWitness, which had about 4,000 followers. He tweeted pro-ISIS propaganda, but that still seems to be a form of protected speech, last I checked. And, his big “crime” appears to be linking to an article about why ISIS supporters should use Bitcoin.

Aug 31 12:54

West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror

An assistant professor in the law department of the US military academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism represent a “treasonous” fifth column that should be attacked as enemy combatants.

In a lengthy academic paper, the professor, William C Bradford, proposes to threaten “Islamic holy sites” as part of a war against undifferentiated Islamic radicalism. That war ought to be prosecuted vigorously, he wrote, “even if it means great destruction, innumerable enemy casualties, and civilian collateral damage”.

Other “lawful targets” for the US military in its war on terrorism, Bradford argues, include “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews” – all civilian areas, but places where a “causal connection between the content disseminated and Islamist crimes incited” exist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian pacifist, who NEVER advocates violence, but thinks that humankind is smart enough to resolve geopolitical issues through good faith negotiations and not war, does that approach make me your enemy, sir?!?

Because, if your answer would be an unequivocal "Absolutely", I fear we have lost all reason in this country, and we are slouching toward a world war of unimaginable pain, genocide, and destruction.

Sir, it appears that your understanding of history, and human nature, is flawed in the extreme, and if West Point believes that you thoroughly embodies its values with what you are saying, this country, and its future, are in deep trouble.

First, let's remember what the late President Kennedy said so eloquently: "when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

What, Mr. Bradford, causes a person to become radicalized?!? Does a person become radicalized because they have meaningful work and are making a decent living; know that their wife will get great prenatal care at the local clinic; have decent schools for their kids to attend, and actually have a voice in their government's process, and some control over their own destiny?!?

Or is it that governmental corruption, poverty and despair have taken over their lives; that their kids are constantly getting sick from having to drink filthy water; that they have no say in whatever their government does, and they can be horrifically persecuted for speaking out against an oppressive regime?!? Radicalization becomes attractive when it appears to be the only possible path to survival.


I am not advocating violence here, sir: I am advocating logic.

And unfortunately, logic and US foreign policy do not seem to have had a great, ongoing relationship in many years.

The US government has supported innumerable tinpot dictators around the world, then wonder why these governments are ultimately bashed to smithereens, ultimately, by a very angry citizenry.

Look at what ultimately happened to Batista in Cuba, or the US-supported Shah of Iran.

And also unfortunately, the US is still doing the same thing in the present time. The US government is supporting the Al-Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet, which not only incarcerated and tortured peaceful protesters , but also their first responders as well.

Now to the situation in Yemen, where Houthi rebels gave the boot to the Al-Hadi government. Sir, do you remember how many names were on the ballot during the last election?!? Well, if you do not, I will tell you; only one - that of Al Hadi. How in the name of all that is honest can you tell me, with a straight face, that the Yemenite people had a real choice of candidates in their last election?!?

And now of course, enabled by the US military, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have declared a full-on war against Yemen. Civilians and non-combatants - including children, the medically fragile elderly, and women, are getting routinely slaughtered, all in the name of bringing back the Al-Hadi government, which the people of Yemen despise.

And this, sir, cuts to another issue; when the American government supports tyrants around the world, the world understands that our alleged "love for democracy" is simply a farce, when it gets in the way of doing business. There is no other kind way to say it.

But there is a way of changing this, and that is with how foreign aid is meted out. Much of this winds up as graft and corruption, just settling into the pockets of those world leaders the US government wants to maintain in power.

Aid, in food and medicine, needs to get to the people who desperately need it, and the US government needs to have steps in place that it doesn't go to government cronies to be sold on the black market.

There needs to be public/private partnerships to build roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals, to put people to work in meaningful jobs with decent wages. US taxpayer dollars would be far better spent on such projects, rather than on more wars to suppress local foreign populations.

I really want to see the United States universally respected as "the good guy" in geopolitical issues, and making changes of this nature will do a lot toward achieving that goal.

But ultimately, Mr. Bradford, the largest "weapon" the US government can deploy, to prevent radicalization, is to cease, immediately, to appropriate resources in other countries to which we have absolutely no moral right.

Think home grown cold fusion, alternative fuels which can drive a tank, or fuel a plane; THAT kind of research is ultimately what will save this country from more endless, fruitless wars, ultimately for private profit.

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Aug 31 11:26

Off Their Front Porch: Protesters Have No Free-Speech Rights On Supreme Court Plaza

The Constitution doesn't apply in the area just outside the main court that interprets the Constitution.

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the elevated marble plaza surrounding the Supreme Court building is a "nonpublic forum" and thus authorities may prosecute those who protest or pass out leaflets there.

"Under the lenient First Amendment standards applicable to nonpublic forums," wrote the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, "the government can impose reasonable restrictions on speech as long as it refrains from suppressing particular viewpoints."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

When, please, was the last moment these people ACTUALLY READ the Constitution?!?

Aug 31 10:50

Who Would Really Want to Live in the Eugenics Record Office?

We visited the Cold Springs Harbor laboratory – where they had erased every mention of the Eugenics era that had headquartered on their campus for most of the first half of the 20th Century.

As it turned out, the former Eugenics Record Office, donated by Mrs. Mary Harriman to the Carnegie Institute of Washington, was not meant to be found. Its address was listed nowhere online, and it was hidden behind a thick tree line and the auspices of being a private residence.

Read more at Truthstream Media

Aug 31 10:45

Got White Privilege? College Students Flunked for Using “Oppressive and Hateful Language”

Politically correct language has gone way too far... instead, we have entered into newspeak and thought control.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Aug 31 09:41

White Students at Washington State Expected to “Defer” to Non-White Students If They Expect to Do Well in Class

This is the racist garbage they’re teaching your kids at university today – That rage against white people is appropriate and white kids need to defer to non-white students if they want to do well in class.

Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students.

According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.”…

…White students in Professor John Streamas’s “ Introduction to Multicultural Literature” class, are expected to “defer” to non-white students, among other community guidelines, if they want “to do well in this class.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever happened to getting good grades by being good at what you do?

Aug 31 09:31

US Intelligence Officer: “Every Single Terrorist Attack In US Was A False Flag Attack”

The latest whistleblower is David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. He is a former CIA clandestine services case officer, and this is what he had to say:

“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”

Aug 31 09:27

Associated Press sues over access to records involving FBI's dissemination of fake news story

The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

AP joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to file the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Aug 31 09:23

VIDEO SHOWS UNARMED MAN WITH HANDS UP RIGHT BEFORE COPS SHOOT AND KILL HIM

His hands were clearly in the air, but that didn’t matter to local Texas cops in Bexar County. The Sheriff’s deputies were caught on a video just aired by a local news channel in Texas that shows a man with his hands up in the air, surrendering, right before police discharge their weapons on him. Local KSAT12 said that the entire cell phone video is not being released yet. They have selected to release the portion that clearly shows the man with his hands up.

Aug 31 09:18

What is Your Computer Hiding From You?

A good question arose in the comments to our Thursday story about U.S. border agents searching and seizing laptop computers. Can't people simply store their data on the cloud to keep it safely from government hands?

Let's think this through. Say you have a few megabytes of data that you wish to keep private. Nothing illegal, just private. You want to access your data after you cross outside U.S. borders. What are your options?

One choice is to store the data in a computer or on a thumb drive and carry it with you. As we saw yesterday, you run the risk of having government agents seize the physical device from you.

Another option is to upload the data to the cloud, safely encrypted from prying eyes, and then download it once you reach your foreign destination. This seems like a better alternative. Is it?

Aug 31 09:15

FED UP WITH BEING SHUT OUT OF FEDERAL RESERVE, ACTIVISTS DESCEND ON SUMMIT

As U.S. Federal Reserve officials gather this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss "Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy" at their annual policy symposium, they will be met by members of the progressive Fed Up Coalition, who say the central bank "privileges the voices and needs of corporate elites rather than those of America's working families."

Aug 31 08:48

South Dakota Drops Study of Early U.S. History as a High School Requirement

Students in South Dakota will now graduate from high school without studying early American history, under new teaching guidelines adopted by the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Really, all that nonsense about freedom and independence just takes time away from your mandated Holocaust studies and learning why you must forever by a servant to Israel!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 31 08:18

Fascism From West Point

The key weapon in this war, he says, is information. U.S. crimes are not the problem; the problem, he writes, is any information distributed about U.S. crimes -- which information is only damaging because the United States is the pinnacle of support for the rule of law. It wouldn't matter if you spread news about crimes by some more lawless nation. But when you share news about crimes by the United States it hurts the U.S. cause which is upholding the rule of law and leading the world to lawfulness. The United States is the all-time world champion of the rule of law, we're told, in a 95-page screed that never mentions the Kellogg-Briand Pact and only belatedly brings up the United Nations Charter in order to pretend that it permits all U.S. wars.

Aug 31 07:59

US Presidential Aspirants Resemble an FBI Most Wanted List

they all want more war and more militarized police

Aug 31 07:51

Why the Refugee Crisis?

snip: Endless US direct and proxy wars force desperate people to seek safety out of harm’s way. Numbers fleeing war and destabilized areas are greater than any time since WWII - increasing exponentially as conflicts and chaos rage in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Donbass, Somalia, South Sudan, and elsewhere. [...] Globally one in every 122 people are asylum seekers, refugees or internally displaced persons. More than half the world’s refugees are children.

Aug 31 07:37

What’s Wrong with Police in America

the train incident you didn't hear about

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Aug 30 20:59

Former spy paid to infiltrate Greenpeace and unions

The former spy who sued police after his decade of deception was exposed is believed to have been awarded a settlement by his former employers.

Rob Gilchrist sued the police for $550,000 in 2013 alleging he had been hung out to dry by the police after infiltrating activists groups and trade unions.

Gilchrist's double life was finally revealed in December 2008, when his then-girlfriend Rochelle Rees, a Labour Party and animal rights activist found, incriminating emails to police while carrying out work on his computer. She installed spyware on his computer and mobile phone to confirm her suspicions.

It is understood Gilchrist and the police have reached an agreement, though neither party was willing to comment on the resolution of a claim that reached the High Court.

"I'm not in a position to make any comment other than to say I no longer have any outstanding issues surrounding my time working for NZ Police," Gilchrist said, via email.

Aug 30 20:33

TSA screener accused of molesting college student in LaGuardia Airport bathroom

A TSA screener is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at LaGuardia Airport in New York City after telling her she needed to be searched in the bathroom.

The suspect did not post $3,000 bail and was moved to jail late Friday night.

Defense attorneys argued two witnesses said they saw another man, but prosecutors say the victim picked Maxie Oquendo out in a lineup.

The TSA screener is accused of using his job to lure a passenger into a bathroom at LaGuardia Airport under the guise that he needed to search her for weapons.

Aug 30 18:42

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.

The ruling means the government can continue collecting the data for the next few months, although the program is set to expire at the end of November under legislation that Congress passed earlier this summer to replace it. The appeals court sent the case back for a judge to determine whether the government must divulge more details about the program that would enable the case to go forward.

Aug 30 09:47

IF YOU LIKE YOUR 401(k), YOU CAN KEEP YOUR 401(k): Obama Labor Dept. Sets Stage for Nationalizing Retirement Accounts

In 2013, in a little-heralded case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected the Obama Labor Department's attempt to punish voluntary retirement plan service providers. The DOL, under the direction of the controversial, radical leftist Tom Perez, had tried to force providers of 401(k), 403(b), IRA, and related services to adopt a massive new set of regulations known as "fiduciary" responsibilities.

The Seventh Circuit slammed the door shut on Labor and the Supreme Court thereafter declined to hear the appeal, which meant that the Obama administration had lost in the highest court in the land.

Of course for the "most transparent administration ever", that step simply meant that the court's opinion was to be rejected and that Obama would use his infamous pen to rule by executive fiat. After all, the ends justify the means, correct?

Aug 30 09:28

U.S. Police Routinely Travel to Israel to Learn Methods of Brutality and Repression

Political commentator John Miranda recently stated that police brutality is directly linked to the training some officers receive in Israel.

“As for the increase in police brutality within the United States, I think this definitely can be pointed towards the Israeli training that the Department of Homeland Security is giving all of American police officers.

Some police officers are actually being flown to Israel for the training, not all of them but some, and then those that are flown to Israel, they come back home and they train the head officers in the training that they’ve gotten in Israel.

All these incidents, it is not just happening to African Americans. Police are literally being brutal with all Americans.”

Aug 30 09:26

West Point Professor Calls On US Military To Target Legal Critics Of War On Terror

William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars’ home offices and media outlets – along with Islamic holy sites – are legitimate

Aug 30 09:18

Cameron Ennobles Director of British Israel Lobby

There is currently a petition on the House of Commons website that demands the arrest of Netanyahu should he try to visit the UK in September. This petition is now expected to reach 100,000 signatures within the next few days.

However, notwithstanding the strength of feeling in the UK against Israeli brutality, Cameron has stunned British voters by proposing to ennoble the director of the British Israel lobby that condones the illegal settlements and the brutal killings by the IDF.

This perverse decision would mean, if ratified, that effectively, an agent of the Israeli government in Tel Aviv would be sitting in the House of Lords, in London – in the second chamber of the British Parliament.

That is a position that would be deemed anti-democratic at best and unacceptable to those who require our legislators to hold an unequivocal allegiance exclusively to the democratic institutions of the United Kingdom.

Aug 30 09:08

IN PHOTOS ~~ #RiseUpOctober

There was a meeting in a church in Harlem organized by people who are opposing police murders and the whole system of mass incarceration (a/k/a the New Jim Crow) which has Black men and women spending decades in prison for non-violent drug offenses (brought about by the Rockefeller drug laws and mandatory sentencing). And with the prisons privately run and them making contracts with many industries where prison labor is a source of slave labor, they find ways of keeping people in prison. A very sick outrageous situation. Of course a disproportionate people in the prisons are black because the police are concentrated in their communities and because they don’t have $ for big name lawyers.

Aug 30 08:03

Propaganda Wars: EU Creates Team of Officials to Combat 'Destabilizing' Russian Media

The European Commission has prepared to develop a "rapid response" team to combat what it calls "Russian propaganda," Radio Polska reported on Friday. Up to 10 Russian-speaking officials from EU countries will form the group, which would monitor the Russian media and give policy recommendations based on the media they monitor. While the group does not currently have a budget, it intends to counter what Politico.eu called "the destabilizing influence of Russian-language news reports."

Aug 30 07:48

EU plans extra billion euros to pay African countries to take back migrants

The European Commission wants to offer an additional 1 billion euro (£726 million) to African countries if they agree to take back migrants arriving with no legitimate claims to asylum. The measure is designed as an incentive to encourage African countries to repatriate their citizens whose asylum applications are rejected by EU states, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel.

Aug 29 21:25

Growing Marijuana Strains that Treat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

By Daniel Dharma

In our ongoing series on using marijuana to treat PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), we’ve explained what PTSD is, its symptoms, and that marijuana is being used to treat PTSD.

One of the biggest questions I keep getting asked is “which marijuana strains best treat PTSD?”

You’ll want to read all the other articles in this series to help answer that question, so I’ll put links to those articles at the end of this article.

In those past articles, I talked about generic kinds of marijuana that help with PTSD, and why they help.

In this article I give you info about growing specific marijuana strains that help with PTSD…

Aug 29 20:11

Don’t Make Eye Contact With a Cop

know your place, peasant!

Aug 29 20:07

Ex-Cop With 6 Kill Notches Teaches Police How to Shoot or be Killed

now we get to worry about asset forfeiture training, Israeli occupied territory training, and psycho-cop shoot-first training

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Aug 29 19:05

The five guiding principles of Occupy Peace

Gerald Celente and Paul Craig Roberts are involved in this one.

Honor thy Founding Fathers: No Foreign Entanglements

The five guiding principles of Occupy Peace

Close foreign bases, bring troops home
Secure the Homeland
Military Works-Project: Troops rebuild America
Congress must vote to go to War
We the People will tell Congress how to vote

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Aug 29 16:49

Data retention and the end of Australians' digital privacy

The digital privacy of Australians ends from Tuesday, October 13.

On that day this country's entire communications industry will be turned into a surveillance and monitoring arm of at least 21 agencies of executive government.

The electronically logged data of mobile, landline voice (including missed and failed) calls and text messages, all emails, download volumes and location information will be mandatorily retained by Australian telcos and ISPs.

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies will have immediate, warrantless and accumulating access to all telephone and internet metadata required by law, with a $2 million penalty for telcos and ISPs that don't comply.

Aug 29 16:13

Felony Marijuana Charges Dismissed Against 94 Year Old War Veteran In Charlotte North Carolina

The charges had been dismissed! From the Law Office of Christopher Connelly:

Attorney Chris Connelly was honored to represent Douglas Ponischil in this marijuana felony case and secure a dismissal. Mr. Ponischil is a 94 yo WWII combat veteran who survived a U Boat attack that left him in the dangerous waters of the Caribbean for several days until rescue.

He had never had any adverse contact with the law until March of 2015 when police raided his house and arrested him, accusing him of felony possession of marijuana. This arrest ocurred several weeks after marijuana had been mailed to his home on someone else’s behalf. Instead of investigating whether this 94 year old vet was perhaps being taken advantage of by others, law enforcement arrested him and put him in jail.

Aug 29 10:01

VIDEO: COP SLAMS MOM’S FACE TO THE GROUND AS SHE DROPPED HER KIDS OFF AT SCHOOL OVER TINTED PLATE COVER

As Liz Vargas was walking her daughter into school on November 5, officer Kevin Fitzpatrick heroically swooped in to protect the citizens of Tampa from Vargas’ tinted license plate cover.

Not having done anything wrong, and upset that she was being harassed in front of her children, Vargas voiced her discontent.

“Then because I was in my pj’s he called me bummy, and he accused me of illegal drugs, that’s why I got argumentative,” Vargas said of the incident.

Within 34 seconds of his encounter with Vargas, Fitzpatrick grabbed her wrist and had slammed the innocent woman to the ground, face first.

After being brutally assaulted in front of her child by police, Vargas retained attorney Brett Szematowicz.

“At best that could be explained away that he thought there was an officer safety issue with her pointing up at the sky, but he never said he ordered her back in the car, he never said he felt threatened by her actions at any point,” Szematowicz said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People of Florida, please vote with your feet; move out of the state, and let your tax dollars be spent somewhere else where, at least, this kind of "in your face" police brutality is a little less frequent.

If this is how Tampa police interpret "to protect and serve", now is one hell of a good time to "get out of Dodge".

Aug 29 09:57

THE ONE CHART THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS HOPING MEAN REVERTS

While most of the world will be hoping the following chart never (ever) mean-reverts to its previous historically devastating highs, there is one group that is 'banking' on it... The Military-Industrial Complex...

Of course, as Ron Paul recently explained recently, the current enemy of choice is Russia:

"The people have to have the propaganda convert them into someone they hate, so they can hate...so you had to have a Saddam Hussein, an Ayatollah, or somebody else, and right now it’s Russia."
Paul goes on to note that while the Cold War may have fueled the need for American military spending, its end has left Washington without a clear enemy to demonize. The US government is now spreading disinformation about subjects like the Ukraine crisis in order to paint Russia as a villain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians are not the enemy, and the narrative spun by the White House, Pentagon, and State Department have absolutely no relationship with reality here.

But of course, nothing coming out of DC has any relationship with reality anymore; this is why we can no longer believe anything the US government tells you.

Aug 29 09:50

"Stay quiet about what you saw"

New Orleans firemen riding out the storm high up in an office building saw levees collapse dooming the city.

They were ordered not to tell what they saw when they appeared before a Congressional committee hearing about the devastation.

Why not?

The epically corrupt US Army Corps of Engineers was trying, unsuccessfully it eventually turned out, to find the basic fact: Their design, construction and maintenance was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people (it you count the people who died after the storm from the shock and trauma) and the near obliteration of a great American city. - See more at: http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/new-orleans-1/stay-quiet-about-what...

Aug 29 09:35

Pentagon’s New “Law of War” Manual “Reduces Us to the Level of Nazis”

The Pentagon’s new Law of War Manual – a 1,200-plus page document issued in June by the Defense Department’s Office of the General Counsel – is barbaric.

The Manual is so bad that one of the leading experts on the law of war (Dr. Francis Boyle) – who wrote the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, and teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign – says :

This Law of War Manual reduces us to the level of Nazis. There’s no other word for it.

Boyle also says the Manual:

Reads like it was written by Hitler’s Ministry of War.

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Aug 28 19:53

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

Remember the black guy(football player) who was going door to door to get help for a traffic accident?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction.

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Aug 28 18:35

Officer fires weapon after crash, shoots baby in toe

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A police officer fired shots after his motorcycle was rammed Friday, and a baby was struck in the toe by a bullet from the officer's service weapon.

Two men are in custody and two infants were involved in the incident. No one in the suspect vehicle fired at the officer.

The motorcycle officer attempted to stop a red Dodge SUV with tinted windows for speeding at Highway 71 and 31st Street. The vehicle sped off, and the officer did not pursue the vehicle.

About 30 minutes later, the same officer received information that led him to find the SUV in the 5200 block of Wabash Avenue, police said.

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Aug 28 13:51

THE POLICE: OUR ENEMIES IN BLUE?

The police are specialists in coercive force. Their distinguishing characteristic is the combination of surveillance and violence to make people do what people with power want them to do. That usually gets described in terms enforcing the law, but what I found in my research is that the real distribution of power is a much better indicator of how the police will act in any given situation. On the whole, they behave in ways that serve the interests of the powerful at the expense of the rest of us.

Aug 28 13:15

Exposing the Greatest Hoax of the 20th Century, the HoloHOAX

The HoloHOAX would still be the greatest con job ever pulled on humanity, except the 9/11 False Flag superseded the HoloHOAX, and both were pulled off by a certain group of ethnic gangsters that is bent on world domination.

Aug 28 12:07

Windows Script to Remove All Windows 10 Telemetry Updates

UPDATE: Since all of our pastes and github links continue to be getting marked as spam, I have linked a direct zip package for download. You can also visit a user built site with more mirrors. https://blockwindows.wordpress.com/

Microsoft users were furious when they learned that Windows 10 is basically spyware and lots of users were asking for a fix. Ask and ye shall receive.

Below is the list of “updates” delivered by Windows Update as “telemetry and customer experience improvements”. If you don’t want to send your “telemetry” to Microsoft, remove the updates with the script provided and do not install them again. Hakspek would only advise using this code if you are technical and know what you are doing. There is a risk that the lack of updates could end up damaging your computer.

We have asked Microsoft for comment, but it has not yet responded.

Aug 28 11:13

Where is Neo When We Need Him

In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. For example, the current decline in the US stock market is not because years of excessive liquidity supplied by the Federal Reserve have created a bubble so overblown that a mere six stocks, some of which have no earnings commiserate with their price, accounted for more than all of the gain in market capitalization in the S&P 500 prior to the current disruption.

In our Matrix existence, the stock market decline is not due to corporations using their profits, and even taking out loans, to repurchase their shares, thus creating an artificial demand for their equity shares.

The decline is not due to the latest monthly reporting of durable goods orders falling on a year-to-year basis for the sixth consecutive month.

The stock market decline is not due to a week economy in which after a decade of alleged economy recovery, new and existing home sales are still down by 63% and 23% from the peak in July 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China's economy is based heavily on manufactured exports. Their biggest customer was the US. as the US economy was driven into a Kamikaze dive by the money=junkies, Americans could no longer afford to buy products, including Chinese imports. Hence, China is actually one of the victims of Wall Street, right alongside ordinary Americans, but makes a great scapegoat by a financial and political class incapable of accepting responsibility for their mistakes.

Aug 28 10:55

You’ll be Scanned “At Least Once a Week,” Trash Trucks to be Equipped with License Plate Scanners

Councilman Johnny Khamis of San Jose recently suggested that garbage trucks should be used to help the police catch suspects. The councilman said that license plate readers can be placed on garbage trucks, and would send information back to police.

This would give police an extra level of surveillance that would be undetected by most people.

Aug 28 10:47

Ohio cop tells black man he tailed him and pulled him over for ‘direct eye contact’

A lack Ohio man got a police officer to admit to him on video that he followed him for nearly two miles and pulled him over for making “direct eye contact,” talk show host David Pakman reported.

“As suspicious as ‘making direct eye contact’ may be to a police officer, doing the exact opposite — that is, avoiding eye contact with a police officer — could be considered equally suspicious by an officer,” Pakman noted. “In other words, both making eye contact and not making eye contact with police could, conceivably, be grounds for a traffic stop, if you agree with the general principle suggested herein.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just.... cray-cray.

If an African American is tagged for a traffic stop by police, and they can neither look directly into the eyes of the policeman, nor not make eye contact, what the heck are they supposed to do?!?

I have been ticketed in a couple of "speed traps" in my life by police, but I cannot begin to imagine what has to go through some people's minds when a routine traffic stop may become a prelude to an assassination, when one has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Aug 28 09:43

FLASHBACK - Hacking group may be NSA in disguise

New evidence uncovered by security researchers suggests that a dangerous hacking collective is actually the National Security Agency.

The so-called Equation Group, a set of hackers responsible for at least 500 malware infections in 42 countries, is considered one of history’s most effective cyber espionage rings.

Aug 28 09:40

Police Claim Teen Ran After they Shot Him in the Back, But the Autopsy Shows that’s Impossible

Original police reports made no mention of where Ball-Bey was hit when he was allegedly turning to shoot at officers.
Last week, however, when the autopsy report was released, it showed that Ball-Bey was shot in the back. The bullet entered his back and exited through his heart.

Immediately after this release of information, police Chief Sam Dotson made the following statement:
“Just because he was shot in the back, doesn’t mean he was running away. It could be. And I’m not saying that it doesn’t mean that. I just don’t know yet.”Despite Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham finding that Ball-Bey’s spinal cord was severed from the bullet last week, this information was not released to the media until now.
The severing of Ball-Bey’s spinal cord is an essential component in this case, which was conveniently left out. If the bullet cut his spinal cord in half, how was it that Ball-Bey ran from the back yard, where he allegedly dropped the gun, al the way to the front yard?

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Aug 27 17:39

Anti-TPP protesters target Key meeting

Protesters jostled with police last night as they tried to disrupt a National Party fundraising event in Dunedin.

Trans Pacific Partnership opponents hoped Prime Minister John Key would enter through the Savoy restaurant's public entrance, but it is understood he used another door.

Mr Key had earlier been guest of honour at the Otago Daily Times Class Act event at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in the Octagon.

The protest started outside the art gallery, before moving around the corner to the Savoy, in Princes St..

Up to 100 protesters attended, split between the venue's Moray Pl and Princes St entrances.

A few policemen's hats were knocked to the ground by protesters as they jostled and shoved at the Princes St entrance.

Protesters linked arms in an attempt to keep National Party supporters out of the restaurant.

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Aug 27 16:42

Private Prisons Threaten To Sue States Unless They Get More Inmates For Free Labor

Freedom is apparently bad for business. That’s the message from the private prison industry which is threatening to sue states if they don’t start locking more people up. The private prison companies, well-known for profiting off of incarceration and crime, is now saying that the state’s they have contracted with aren’t keeping up their end of the bargain. The private prisons rely on a certain number of inmates for free and virtually-free slave labor.

Aug 27 16:36

Judge Sentenced To 28 Years For Selling ‘Kids For Cash’ To Prisons

A Pennsylvania judge in Pennsylvania was just sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling “kids-for-cash.” The bribery scandal made headlines when Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was alleged to have taking $1 million in bribes from juvenile detention centers to fill their cells with children who came before him in court.

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Aug 27 13:46

AP SUES FBI OVER IMPERSONATING AN AP REPORTER WITH A FAKE AP STORY

Last fall, we wrote about how the FBI had set up a fake AP news story in order to implant malware during an investigation. This came out deep in a document that had been released via a FOIA request by EFF, and first noticed by Chris Soghoianof the ACLU. The documents showed the FBI discussing how to install some malware, called a CIPAV (for Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier) by creating a fake news story

Aug 27 11:13

INDIA JUST TURNED OFF MOBILE INTERNET FOR 63 MILLION CITIZENS AMID PROTESTS IN AHMEDABAD

Restricting access to internet services isn’t the answer to such issues. Indian politicians need to encourage public debate and participation in creating policies that ensure equal opportunities for everyone.? Mobile internet services have been blocked in the Indian state of Gujarat(home to nearly 63 million people), following violent protests led by the Patel community after one of its leaders was detained by local police in Ahmedabad.

Aug 27 11:07

SOCIAL MEDIA STUDY REVEALS HALF OF AMERICANS HATE THEIR POLICE DEPT.

With the rise of digital technology, it has become easier and easier to document the transgressions of state enforcers like police ? so it is no surprise that according to a social media analysis by drug treatment and awareness website drugabuse.com, almost half of Americans hate their local police department. The study found that a little over 47 percent of Americans gave their police precinct a grade of D or F with states like Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, Virginia, and Georgia exhibiting the most overall dissatisfaction.

Aug 27 09:41

Controlling the World: An Instruction Manual

Aug 27 09:13

'We Should Put A Metal Detector On The Other Side': The Laughable Waste Of TSA Body Scanners

Yes, dear sirs and madams, full body scanners so inept that esteemed government officials are suggesting people exiting them should immediately go through a traditional metal detector come at a $150k/ea price tag.

Aug 27 09:09

How Today’s NSA Is Much, Much Worse Than Stasi Or Orwell’s “1984”

There are still people warning us of sleepwalking into a Stasi or “1984” society. They missed the boat by a long shot: we are already far, far past the point of Stasi or “1984”. The apparatus that governments have built to trace, track, and record citizens is the stuff of nightmares.

Aug 27 08:41

Responsibility to Destroy” (R2D): Total War in Yemen, Humanitarian Catastrophe, Ignored by Western Media

After NATO’s attempt to invoke the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) as justification for the destruction of Libya, it became clear that NATO was merely hiding behind the principles of humanitarian concern, not upholding them. And while it may be difficult to believe, there are still those across the Western media and policy think-tanks attempting to use R2P to justify further military aggression against nations like Syria.

However, R2P is conveniently absent amid what little talk of Yemen that does take place in the Western media. US-backed blockades and months of aerial bombardments have tipped Yemen toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Not only does both the UN and the West fail to demand an end to the bombings and blockades, the West has continued to underwrite Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s military adventure in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All I can think of, upon reading this article, is the old Pogo cartoon, with the caption: "I have met the enemy and he...is us!"

It is high time the American people collectively awoke up from their slumber, to understand, and realize the significance of the reality, that in global geopolitics, the US government is no longer "the good guy" anymore.

The pain the leadership of this country has inflicted for decades upon the rest of the world, for private profit, has been, and continues to be, monumental, and so morally wrong that I don't know where to begin.

But there's an interesting Biblical saying; "That which you sew, you shall also reap". This country's leadership has been sewing wars, repression, and the deaths of hapless thousands of innocents who never did a thing to hurt this country.

One doesn't have to be Fellini to figure out what the ultimate repercussions may well be of these policies, and how they may affect each and everyone of us in this country.

Aug 27 08:26

Who rules America?

In defense of his violations of the Constitution, which he is his sworn to defend, Obama insists that Congress has been consulted and has given its approval. That is true. He also points accurately to the sanction provided by the courts.
Yet everyone knows that the American people have never been consulted and have been lied to and kept in the dark about the destruction of their democratic rights. Even the term “bourgeois democracy” becomes something of a misnomer for a political system in which the threadbare trappings of popular sovereignty are so wholly contradicted by the realities of political life.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But if there is one small stray ray of sunshine is, that people are tuning out to the mass media, because they have tired of being lied to, so consistently and flagrantly.

They are reading blogs like this one, and understand that they have the logical abilities to think critically for themselves, and come to their own conclusions.

The Fourth Estate's "feet of clay", in terms of their ability to hold and mold public opinion to support the Government's narrative, is crumbling, and fast.

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