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Date Sent: 2014-12-18
Freedom's Phoenix Edition for Thursday, December 18, 2014
 
Obama's historic opening to Cuba: A hint of things to come with Iran?

Kansas Court Declares Plastic Bags Suspicious -- New World Systems: Police are spying on social media and assessing your 'threat rating' -- Judge shames sucker-punching officer for snapping Good Samaritan woman's leg -- "Mass sterilization": Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine -- Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone of the internet -- Making the Internet a utility--what's the worst that could happen? -- 54 Nigerian soldiers to be executed for mutiny -- 'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State -- U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years -- Voluntary Ghettos: A Radical Idea for Reclaiming Urban Space --  Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You're a Cop --  Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue? -- Space Travel & Exploration - Freedom's Phoenix Headlines Oct'05- Dec'14 -- The Country Life: No dirt, no weeds - is aquaponics the future of farming? -- US Teens Converting To E-Cigarettes, Survey -- 12-17-14 -- John Kutsch (MP3 & VIDEO + BONUS LOADED) -- Michael Belfiore (Mad Science Innovation) on Minnesota Public Radio 9 a.m. CST Today... -- Why the SpaceX CRS-5 mission could change everything -- Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid -- X Marks the Spot: Falcon 9 Attempts Ocean Platform Landing -- U.S. terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate -- Nearly 200 dead as Syria bases lost to Qaeda: monitor -- Russia grapples with shocking fall of the ruble: 'What happened yesterday is a catastrophe -- Kiev Anti-Russian False Flag Planned? -- Faced With Communism, Hong Kong Should Remind Us of the Value of Democracy

AZ: Saturday, Magpoc Homestead Tour/Christmas Party, Dec 20; AZ Legislative Forecast Luncheon featuring Governor-elect Doug Ducey 01-09-15


 

Obama's historic opening to Cuba: A hint of things to come with Iran? News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama's historic opening to Cuba: A hint of things to come with Iran?
12-17-2014  •  http://www.csmonitor.com-Howard LaFranchi 
By restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba, President Obama has acted in accord with one of his most deeply-held principles: America must engage its enemies.  Read Full Story
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Kansas Court Declares Plastic Bags Suspicious News Link  •  Gun Rights
Kansas Court Declares Plastic Bags Suspicious
12-17-2014  •  The Newspaper 
The second highest court in Kansas declared anyone driving with a torn plastic baggie is involved in the drug trade and can be searched without a warrant. The conviction of Cameron Howard, was found not with drugs but a lawfully purchased firearm.  Read Full Story
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New World Systems: Police are spying on social media and assessing your 'threat rating' News Link  •  Surveillance
New World Systems: Police are spying on social media and assessing your 'threat rating'
12-17-2014  •  Blacklisted News 
For example, working off a home address, Beware can send an officer basic information about who lives there, their cell phone numbers, whether they have past convictions and the cars registered to the address. Police have had access to this informati  Read Full Story
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Judge shames sucker-punching officer for snapping Good Samaritan woman's leg News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Judge shames sucker-punching officer for snapping Good Samaritan woman's leg
12-17-2014  •  Rawstory 
"Watson kicked her to the side, a karate-kick that snapped her leg," the judge explained, adding that "Watson then jumped on her and punched her on the left side of her face. She turned face-down and Sgt. Watson kept kneeing her in the back."   Read Full Story
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News Link  •  Vaccines and Vaccinations
"Mass sterilization": Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine
12-17-2014  •  Wake Up From Your Slumber! 
According to LifeSiteNews, a Catholic publication, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association is charging UNICEF and WHO with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus vaccination program sponsored by  Read Full Story
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Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone of the internet News Link  •  Internet
Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone of the internet
12-17-2014  •  The Verge 
Leaked documents reveal a frightening line of attack that's currently being considered by the MPAA: What if you simply erased any record that the site was there in the first place?  Read Full Story
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Making the Internet a utility--what's the worst that could happen? News Link  •  Internet
Making the Internet a utility--what's the worst that could happen?
12-17-2014  •  ars technica 
To regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as utilities, the FCC must reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service. It's a move that consumer advocacy groups and even President Obama have pushed the FCC to take.  Read Full Story
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Valuable spin-offs from carbon nanotube research News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Valuable spin-offs from carbon nanotube research
12-17-2014  •  http://www.thehindu.com-SHUBASHREE DESIKAN 
Irrespective of its goal, a scientific research project may sometimes throw up gifts for the researcher that are worth being showcased as well.  Read Full Story
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The unexpected beauty of carbon nanotubes and graphene News Link  •  Biology, Botany and Zoology
The unexpected beauty of carbon nanotubes and graphene
12-17-2014  •  http://theweek.com-Allan McRobie 
Who knew engineering could be so gorgeous?  Read Full Story
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Here's how electric cars could be cheaper than gas guzzlers within a decade News Link  •  Transportation
Here's how electric cars could be cheaper than gas guzzlers within a decade
12-17-2014  •  http://qz.com-Steve LeVine 
One thing confounding the much-delayed electric car revolution is that its antagonist--the gasoline engine--is a moving target.  Read Full Story
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54 Nigerian soldiers to be executed for mutiny News Link  •  World News
54 Nigerian soldiers to be executed for mutiny
12-17-2014  •  http://www.upi.com- Danielle Haynes 
ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists, a lawyer for the soldiers said.  Read Full Story
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Texas plumber's truck shows up in Syria with guns mounted on it News Link  •  Syria
Texas plumber's truck shows up in Syria with guns mounted on it
12-17-2014  •  http://www.upi.com-Aileen Graef 
"I just want it to go away, to tell you the truth," said the company's owner after some callers made threats.  Read Full Story
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'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State News Link  •  Energy
'Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!' as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State
12-17-2014  •  http://www.commondreams.org-Jon Queally 
'Fracking has no place in New York or anywhere,' says prominent activist after announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Read Full Story
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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years News Link  •  Cuba
U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years
12-17-2014  •  http://www.reuters.com- DANIEL TROTTA AND STEVE H. 
The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.  Read Full Story
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Voluntary Ghettos: A Radical Idea for Reclaiming Urban Space News Link  •  World News
Voluntary Ghettos: A Radical Idea for Reclaiming Urban Space
12-17-2014  •  http://www.wired.com-Margaret Rhodes 
What do Burning Man, Israeli kibbutzim, and neighborhood block parties have in common? "They are fascinating examples of how people can appropriate a territory for themselves and reclaim it," says architect Stéphane Malka, in response to his own  Read Full Story
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Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You're a Cop News Link  •  Police State
Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You're a Cop
12-17-2014  •  http://chrisinmaryville.net/ 
"[I]f the individual is no longer to be sovereign, if the police can pick him up whenever they do not like the cut of his jib, if they can 'seize' and 'search' him in their discretion, we enter a new regime."?"U.S. Supreme Court   Read Full Story
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3D Printing Points Way to Smarter Cancer Treatment News Link  •  3D Printing
3D Printing Points Way to Smarter Cancer Treatment
12-17-2014  •  http://www.scientificamerican.com-Ben Hirschler 
British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalized replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumors more precisely.  Read Full Story
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Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue? News Link  •  Economy - International
Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue?
12-17-2014  •  http://chrisinmaryville.net/ 
A dangerous new trend is the successful manipulation of the financial markets by the Federal Reserve, other central banks, private banks, and the US Treasury. The Federal Reserve reduced real interest rates on US government debt obligations first to   Read Full Story
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Volkswagen Bets On New Technology To Take On Tesla News Link  •  Transportation
Volkswagen Bets On New Technology To Take On Tesla
12-17-2014  •  http://www.forbes.com-Trefis Team 
Volkswagen AG is one of the largest automakers in the world, expected to reach record sales of 10 million annual vehicle units this year.  Read Full Story
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Space Travel & Exploration - Freedom's Phoenix Headlines Oct'05- Dec'14 Reference Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Space Travel & Exploration - Freedom's Phoenix Headlines Oct'05- Dec'14
Freedom's Phoenix 
   Just some highlights. Freedom's Phoenix' Space Travel and Exploration Category is over 9 years old with 3000 entries. Here is a view of the future... enjoy.
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Meet Derby, the dog who runs on 3-D printed legs News Link  •  3D Printing
Meet Derby, the dog who runs on 3-D printed legs
12-17-2014  •  http://www.washingtonpost.com-Rachel Feltman 
Derby was born with deformed front legs, but prosthetics made by a 3-D printer allow him to run. (3D Systems)  Read Full Story
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The Country Life: No dirt, no weeds - is aquaponics the future of farming? News Link  •  Aquaponics
The Country Life: No dirt, no weeds - is aquaponics the future of farming?
12-17-2014  •  http://gazette.com-Bill Radford 
No dirt. No tractors. And no weeds!  Read Full Story
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US Teens Converting To E-Cigarettes, Survey News Link  •  Teen View
US Teens Converting To E-Cigarettes, Survey
12-17-2014  •  http://geekinfinite.com-Mark Anthony 
As per the recent study, a lot of American adolescents are turning to e-cigarettes from cigarette smoking. For the study, researchers took the sample of students from middle and high schools.  Read Full Story
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New Eye Tracking Technology Promising As Biomarker For Brain Injury And Function News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
New Eye Tracking Technology Promising As Biomarker For Brain Injury And Function
12-17-2014  •  http://www.forbes.com-Robert Glatter 
Using a new technology which tracks eye movements of patients viewing music videos just under four minutes, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new way to assess the location and impact of a brain injury.  Read Full Story
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'Space Travel' 3D Movie stresses chapter in space exploration News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
'Space Travel' 3D Movie stresses chapter in space exploration
12-17-2014  •  http://www.full-timewhistle.com-Breanna ROYAL 
Fresh off a successful test flight, the Orion spacecraft to hit the big screen in 2015, showing in full 3D glory in the next chapter in space exploration.  Read Full Story
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Astronomical First As Ground Telescope Observes "Super-Earth" News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Astronomical First As Ground Telescope Observes "Super-Earth"
12-17-2014  •  http://www.valuewalk.com-Brendan Byrne 
A double-sized earth was recently found by astronomers in the Canary Islands from a distance of 40 million light years.  Read Full Story
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Scientists optimistic comet lander will wake up News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Scientists optimistic comet lander will wake up
12-17-2014  •  http://www.cbsnews.com-William Harwood 
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is beaming back high-resolution photos of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko this week that engineers hope will reveal the location of the Philae lander, the small robot that bounced off the surface Nov. 12  Read Full Story
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NASA Permits People To Name A Crater On Mercury, Are You Up? News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
NASA Permits People To Name A Crater On Mercury, Are You Up?
12-17-2014  •  http://geekinfinite.com-Mark Anthony 
NASA is holding a challenge that will permit general public to name craters on Mercury in a push to bring awareness regarding the MESSENGER program.  Read Full Story
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What Will Curiosity Come Up With Next? News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
What Will Curiosity Come Up With Next?
12-17-2014  •  http://news.discovery.com-Irene Klotz 
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's discovery of organic compounds in the ground and plumes of methane in the air opens two potentially related investigations into whether or not the planet most like Earth in the solar system also hosted life.  Read Full Story
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EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood Feature Article  •  Israel - Palestine
EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood
Stephen Lendman
   Palestine
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PIGMEN WIN AGAIN News Link  •  MEDIA BLOG REFERENCES
PIGMEN WIN AGAIN
12-17-2014  •  http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/pigmen-win. 
After the disgusting example of politicians of both spineless parties bowing down before Wall Street, the military industrial complex and corporate interests this weekend with the passage of a bloated pig of a spending bill totaling $1.1 trillion, ho  Read Full Story
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Radio/TV Show  •  Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock - Radio
Host: Ernest Hancock
12-17-14 -- John Kutsch (MP3 & VIDEO + BONUS LOADED)
   John Kutsch (Executive Director of Thorium Energy Alliance) comes back on the show to discuss the opportunities of Thorium
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Michael Belfiore (Mad Science Innovation) on Minnesota Public Radio 9 a.m. CST Today... Feature Article  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Michael Belfiore (Mad Science Innovation) on Minnesota Public Radio 9 a.m. CST Today...
Donna Hancock
   Just a quick heads up that Michael Belfiore will be on Minnesota Public Radio this morning talking about SpaceX's potentially groundbreaking launch scheduled for Friday.
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Why the SpaceX CRS-5 mission could change everything Feature Article  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Why the SpaceX CRS-5 mission could change everything
Michael Belfiore
   Space travel is a funny thing. It's the only form of transportation where it is considered perfectly acceptable to throw away your vehicle after every flight. That's a big part of the reason it's so expensive. Imagine having to build a new jumb
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Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid Feature Article  •  Philosophy: Fascism
Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid
Stephen Lendman
   Bush
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X Marks the Spot:  Falcon 9 Attempts Ocean Platform Landing Feature Article  •  Space Travel and Exploration
X Marks the Spot: Falcon 9 Attempts Ocean Platform Landing
Powell Gammill
   SpaceX will attempt the precision landing of a Falcon 9 first stage for the first time, on a custom-built ocean platform known as the autonomous spaceport drone ship. The odds of success are not great--perhaps 50% at best.
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U.S. terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate News Link  •  Congress-Congressmen
U.S. terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate
12-17-2014  •  Reuters 
A bill to extend an expiring federal terrorism insurance program effectively died on Tuesday when the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement to hold a vote before Congress wraps up its business for the year.  Read Full Story
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Nearly 200 dead as Syria bases lost to Qaeda: monitor News Link  •  Syria
Nearly 200 dead as Syria bases lost to Qaeda: monitor
12-17-2014  •  AFP 
Nearly 200 combatants on both sides were killed in 24 hours when the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda took two regime bases in Idlib province, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.  Read Full Story
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Russia grapples with shocking fall of the ruble: 'What happened yesterday is a catastrophe News Link  •  Economy - International
Russia grapples with shocking fall of the ruble: 'What happened yesterday is a catastrophe
12-17-2014  •  AFP 
The Russian currency crashed to unprecedented lows Tuesday trading at 80 rubles to the dollar and 100 to the euro, testing Vladimir Putin's ability to ride out both the economic storm and his clash with the West.  Read Full Story
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Kiev Anti-Russian False Flag Planned? Opinion  •  WAR: About that War
Kiev Anti-Russian False Flag Planned?
12-17-2014
Stephen Lendman
   Ukraine
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Faced With Communism, Hong Kong Should Remind Us of the Value of Democracy News Link  •  China
Faced With Communism, Hong Kong Should Remind Us of the Value of Democracy
12-17-2014  Communism has claimed the lives of more than 100 million people in the less than 100 years since Russia's Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917, according to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Its death toll is higher than that of World  Read Full Story
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Plummeting Oil Prices Opinion  •  Economy - International
Plummeting Oil Prices
12-16-2014
Stephen Lendman
   oil
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Doing the Indefensible: Defending Torture Feature Article  •  Torture
Doing the Indefensible: Defending Torture
Ivan Eland
   On the news talk shows, everyone is talking about torture -- mostly defending the Bush administration's hysterical actions after the 9/11 attacks. Granted, 9/11 was a searing experience for the general public, which wanted action in retaliation.
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Red Ryder BB Guns are for pussies... Feature Article  •  Gun Rights
Red Ryder BB Guns are for pussies...
Donna Hancock
   This is what Ernie wants for Christmas :)
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Spending bill includes $1,000 monthly subsidy for Congress to pay for their cars News Link  •  Congress-Congressmen
Spending bill includes $1,000 monthly subsidy for Congress to pay for their cars
12-16-2014  •  The Examiner 
.... any Members' Representational Allowance for the leasing of a vehicle, excluding mobile district offices, in an aggregate amount that exceeds $1,000 for the vehicle in any month."  Read Full Story
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Charges against detective show justice' slow track for law-enforcement defendants News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Charges against detective show justice' slow track for law-enforcement defendants
12-16-2014  •  The Oregonian 
The 47-year-old detective is expected to plead guilty to felony first-degree forgery and misdemeanor first-degree official misconduct. The charges stem from allegations that Steele destroyed photos that could have been  Read Full Story
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Cop Gets Schooled After Harassing Man for Playing Song, News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Cop Gets Schooled After Harassing Man for Playing Song, "Fuck tha Police"
12-16-2014  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
As the 26-year old pulled up to a stoplight, the sound of legendary Los Angeles rap group N.W.A.'s classic "Fuck tha Police" could be heard bumping through the streets. In that same moment, Hialeah Police Officer Garzon was standing nearby  Read Full Story
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After 42 years in prison, Carlisle woman's arson conviction could be overturned by science News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
After 42 years in prison, Carlisle woman's arson conviction could be overturned by science
12-16-2014  •  Penn Live 
Smallwood is in the State Correctional Institution. She has been incarcerated for 42 years " two-thirds of her life. Smallwood's appeal is one of dozens of arson convictions across the country facing renewed scrutiny due to concerns  Read Full Story
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Will Your Next New Car Report You for Speeding? News Link  •  Surveillance
Will Your Next New Car Report You for Speeding?
12-16-2014  •  Motley Fool 
Will your next new car be "smart" enough to report you for speeding? It's no secret that our cars and trucks are getting a lot smarter. Many automakers have promised that fully self-driving cars aren't all that far off,  Read Full Story
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News Link  •  Education: Government Schools
"If Your Mother Cooked Meth"
12-16-2014  •  Simple Justice 
The US Attorney lacked enough drug conspiracies to keep him busy, leaving plenty of time to visit the students to explain the merit of cooperation. Not the getting along kind of cooperation. The giving up your mother to the cops kind.  Read Full Story
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NYC Cops Are Blithely Firing A Potentially Deafening Sound Cannon At Peaceful Protesters News Link  •  Activism
NYC Cops Are Blithely Firing A Potentially Deafening Sound Cannon At Peaceful Protesters
12-16-2014  •  gothamist 
New York City police officers have lately taken to blasting protesters with 21st-century sound cannons, and as far as anyone can tell, the department doesn't have any policies governing when and how they get to do so.  Read Full Story
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How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely News Link  •  Surveillance
How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely
12-16-2014  •  CNN 
Government spies get your phone to play dead. It's a crafty hack. You press the button. The device buzzes. You see the power-off animation. The screen goes black. But it'll secretly stay on -- microphone listening and camera recording.  Read Full Story
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Michigan Cop Kills Dog in Wrong Address Warrantless Home Entry News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Michigan Cop Kills Dog in Wrong Address Warrantless Home Entry
12-16-2014  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
On November 28th 2014, Jackson Police Officer Matt Peters came to 20 year old Eddie Harris' residence looking for an individual to take to the hospital for a psychological evaluation. Peters entered the house without a warrant and  Read Full Story
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Media Ignores Tens of Thousands of People Marching Against Police Brutality News Link  •  Activism
Media Ignores Tens of Thousands of People Marching Against Police Brutality
12-16-2014  •  Ben Swann 
On Saturday tens of thousands of people across the United States participated in marches and rallies against police brutality. The corporate media largely ignored the protests as they continued into the evening in   Read Full Story
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Social Security continuing to pursue claims against family members for deceased' old debts News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
Social Security continuing to pursue claims against family members for deceased' old debts
12-16-2014  •  Washington Post 
The Social Security Administration, announced in April it would stop trying to collect debts from the children of people who were allegedly overpaid benefits decades ago, continued it and now defends that practice in court documents.  Read Full Story
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Victimless Crime Constitutes 86% of The Federal Prison Population News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Victimless Crime Constitutes 86% of The Federal Prison Population
12-16-2014  •  Libertarian News 
Millions upon millions of Americans have been thrown into cages without a victim ever claiming damages. It is important to look at the burden this mass level of incarceration places upon our society.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
I.R.S. Asset Seizure Case Is Dropped by Prosecutors News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
I.R.S. Asset Seizure Case Is Dropped by Prosecutors
12-16-2014  •  New York Times 
Federal prosecutors have agreed to dismiss a case against Carole Hinders, an Iowa restaurant owner whose bank account was seized by the I.R.S. based solely on a pattern of cash deposits, Ms. Hinders' lawyer said Friday.  Read Full Story
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Lobbyists: No Money , No Super Bowl News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
Lobbyists: No Money , No Super Bowl
12-16-2014  •  Jonathan Turley 
Insurance lobbyists are threatening to cancel the Super Bowl unless Congress renews the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act to cover insurers so that they will not have to actually pay out for any costs associated with terrorism.   Read Full Story
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Psychologist admits he waterboarded al Qaeda suspects News Link  •  Torture
Psychologist admits he waterboarded al Qaeda suspects
12-16-2014  •  Reuters 
One of the chief architects of the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation program has admitted in a media interview for the first time that he waterboarded terrorism suspects, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind   Read Full Story
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Only Facebook Knows News Link  •  Surveillance
Only Facebook Knows
12-16-2014  •  Simple Justice 
The secret warrants ordered Facebook to turn over every scrap of information in the accounts of 381 people, including private photos and conversations. That trove of information was used to obtain indictments for   Read Full Story
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Obama's Phony Turning Point Opinion  •  WAR: About that War
Obama's Phony Turning Point
12-16-2014
Stephen Lendman
   anti-war
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Chief Magistrate Guilty Of Sexual Assault, Witness Tampering, Conspiring To Plant Drugs News Link  •  Justice and Judges
Chief Magistrate Guilty Of Sexual Assault, Witness Tampering, Conspiring To Plant Drugs
12-15-2014  •  Jonathan Turley 
The conspiracy detailed in the indictment is a rather twisted tale of a sex-crazed judge, meth-using mother of four, treacherous friends, and corrupt cops.   Read Full Story
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To prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor .... News Link  •  Police State
To prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor ....
12-15-2014  •  Daily Paul.com 
To prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians, with exceptions.  Read Full Story
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Inuit Elders Warn Earth HAS Shifted News Link  •  Environment
Inuit Elders Warn Earth HAS Shifted
12-15-2014  •  youtube 
Inuit Elders are issuing a dire warning to NASA..... the earth has shifted, tilted.... "wobbled" and this is what is causing such extreme weather events.   Read Full Story
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The New Spending Bill Just Ended the Federal War On Legalized Weed News Link  •  Government
The New Spending Bill Just Ended the Federal War On Legalized Weed
12-15-2014  •  Business Insider 
Quietly and with very little controversy or fanfare, the federal government just declared a strange sort of armistice this weekend in its ongoing war on marijuana producers, sellers, and users.   Read Full Story
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The Hundreds: Thomas Jefferson's Forgotten Plan for Restoring a Failed Republic - by Paul Rosenb News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
The Hundreds: Thomas Jefferson's Forgotten Plan for Restoring a Failed Republic - by Paul Rosenb
12-15-2014  •  Casey Research 
Jefferson was fully convinced that freedom in America was fatally wounded and on its deathbed by 1810 or so. He maintained he and his fellow founders had blown their opportunity and American freedom had already slipped away.  Read Full Story
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Sydney Seige Is Over After Explosions, Shots Fired; 11 Hostages Freed; Gunman & 1 Hostage Dead News Link  •  TERRORISM
Sydney Seige Is Over After Explosions, Shots Fired; 11 Hostages Freed; Gunman & 1 Hostage Dead
12-15-2014  •  zerohedge.com 
It's over: •BREAKING NEWS: HOSTAGE-TAKER KILLED BY GUNFIRE. SKY NEWS   Read Full Story
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 Arizona Breakfast Club - December 6, 2014 - Dr. Peter Steinmetz Feature Article  •  Gun Rights
Arizona Breakfast Club - December 6, 2014 - Dr. Peter Steinmetz
Donna Hancock
   [VIDEO] The monthly meeting of the Arizona Breakfast Club featured guest speaker Peter Steinmetz (Brain Researcher in the Valley) 'the man with an AR-15 at Sky Harbor Airport', who told his story and also goes on to talk about the TSA hassling
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Acting on a Bogus Tip, Cops Raid Innocent Family, Execute Grandfather as He Lay Face Down News Link  •  Drug War
Acting on a Bogus Tip, Cops Raid Innocent Family, Execute Grandfather as He Lay Face Down
12-15-2014  •  The Free Thought Proiject 
This raid was little more than state sanctioned murder carried out in the name of the government's immoral and negligent war on drugs. What's more is the fact that this murder was initiated because of overzealous and criminally incompetent police  Read Full Story
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SWAT Team Admits On Website That It Was Formed To Fight Civil Rights Protesters News Link  •  Police State
SWAT Team Admits On Website That It Was Formed To Fight Civil Rights Protesters
12-15-2014  •  The Free Thought Proiject 
"The disorder associated with suburban sprawl as people migrated from larger cities, the development of the interstate highway system, the civil rights movement and the growing resistance to the Vietnam War threatened to overwhelm...."  Read Full Story
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