Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a federal criminal investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration after it was revealed that the Snyder administration knew of a potential link between a Legionnaires' disease outbreak and the water in Flint, Michigan.
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that he could legalize waterboarding — and even harsher forms of torture — simply by declassifying the tactics. Trump’s plan to bring back interrogations techniques that were “worse than waterboarding.
NYPD’s enforcement of a little-known law allows the department to kick people out of their apartments without charging them with a crime or even arresting them. The process, known as nuisance abatement, is used almost exclusively against people of color: police can take civil action to shut down the use of places they believe are being used to commit crimes, using as little as affidavits from anonymous confidential informants as evidence...
LANSING School and local government officials have filed a federal lawsuit to block a new Michigan law that restricts them from informing voters about ballot issues. Republican-backed law was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder; prohibits public money or resources from being used to disseminate information about local ballot measures through TV and radio ads, mass mailings or robocalls in the 60 days before an election.
High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show. When he disclosed the spike in Legionnaires' cases on Jan. 13, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. But emails obtained by Progress Michigan through public-records requests show Snyder's own office was aware of the outbreak since last March.
Denmark has publicly acknowledged for the first time that in June 2013 a US plane was waiting in a Copenhagen airport to extradite NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US. At the time he was stranded in a Moscow airport.
UC professor Christopher Newfield has the inside details of the recently-exposed monitoring system secretly deployed by the University of California (and approved by school president Napolitano) to keep tabs on the communications, web surfing and file routing of its employees.
A federal judge ruled last week that the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) will be forced to share a report on its business practices with the public — a decision both the bank and the Department of Justice (DOJ) fought in court to prevent. The report is based on the findings of an ongoing government audit of the bank initiated amid revelations in 2012, that it laundered money for drug cartels and terrorist organizations.
Israel has threatened to annul press credentials of journalists and editors who use ‘contrary to reality’ headlines for their articles. The move comes in response to a publication from US broadcaster CBS after a terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday. CBS reacted to the terrorist attack which claimed the life of a 19-year-old female officer with a post titled “3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on,” triggering outrage among Israeli officials.
Dr Wolfgang Herles, former head of a public broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), said journalists are instructed to write news reports that are to 'Ms Merkel's liking, claims the media takes its orders from the government. saying the topics that should be reported on are 'laid down by the government', with instructions passed down to news executives that they should frame issues in a way that is for the 'public good' of Europe..
A man representing himself in a Maryland court was shocked with 50,000 volts of electricity by the judge because he continued to speak when the judge ordered him to stop. Judge Robert Nalley pleaded guilty on Monday to depriving the defendant of his civil rights.
President Eisenhower was issuing warnings about our own military-industrial complex; regardless of the protestations of high-ranking military officers, no cost-overrun, no matter how egregious, went unpaid. The Cold War was a profitable business that served many, that is why it lasted so long. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the “Soviet threat” was replaced with the “Muslim threat,” “War on Terror” took over from the Cold War. The charge, “conspiracy theory,” is used to prevent investigation. False flag attacks are used by governments in order to pursue secret agendas that they cannot publicly acknowledge.
2015 set a record for the number of wrongly convicted Americans who finally found justice. There were 149 people last year who were either declared innocent or otherwise cleared of the consequences of their convictions or guilty pleas. Many had served some lengthy prison timefor crimes they did not commit. Seventy-five exonerations came in cases where it turned out no crime had even been committed. A number of these were old murder cases involving arson...
The German government is considering imposing a limit of 5,000 euros ($5,480) on cash payments in order to better track the financing of international terrorism, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Tuesday.
Public Space Protection Order” will place a fine of £1000 on homeless activities. The order has been met with numerous criticisms, with many pointing out that the new laws effectively outlaw homelessness.
A high school in Nyack, New York is considering a policy requiring students submit to alcohol breath tests.Students who have watery eyes, are argumentative, combative, impaired motor skills, refuse to follow instructions or inordinately jovial, WILL BE FORCED to take a breathalyzer!
.Students who refuse a breathalyzer will be marked as SUSPICIOUS,
The Israeli government has vowed to launch an “electronic war" against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, including monitoring, tracking and thwarting their activities in cyber space, as well as attacking it with "special sophisticated tools".
The Sniper system is set up to scan the internet using an algorithm that will identify certain keywords in different languages. A crew of WZO members will scan the results, confirm the cases that actually show real anti-Semitism, and respond with direct replies or contact authorities in the offending party’s country. “The Sniper will create deterrence,” say the entrepreneurs behind it, “it won’t be so easy to publish a status calling for the murder of Jews, or pictures of burning Israeli flags.”
When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility. Football and politics encourage zealous devotion among their followers, create manufactured divisions that alienate one group of devotees from another, andresult in a tunnel vision that leaves the viewer oblivious to anything else going on around them apart from the “big game.”
Sergei Naryshkin, the Chairman of the Russian Parliamen: growing tensions in international relations result from Washington’s lack of morals and violations of international law: “American exceptionalism” often used by many US politicians was against not only the legal principle of equality of all nations and peoples, but also contradicted basic human morality. The Duma speaker also said that at the moment he considered Russia as the key protector of the basic foundations of international law; urged European politicians to stop heeding advice from the United States, start working on common economic interests with Russia.
NYPD announced they are planning to stock more powerful pepper spray, claim this would be intended to prevent police from shooting people. The potency used by NYPD previously is a concentration of .21% capsaicinoids.The new spray will be concentrated at .67% which will be more painful. The NYPD has already begun rolling out the new concentration and has equipped over 19,000 officers with the new mixture.
Proposed bill introduced will force venues to provide police with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any performers performing in the city in what will be called “Special Assembly Occupancy” licenses required for shows at venues that have a capacity of 50 or more people; give law enforcement veto power over the shows. Giving performers’ information to police enables them to review past performances to see if there were any public safety issues during their events,
Tech company Chaotic Moon dual-purpose tattoo is comprised of electro conductive ink embedded with sensors and microchips. With the tech tattoo you can carry all your information on your skin and when you want your credit card information or your ID, you can pull that up automatically through the system,” and it monitors everything that they would do in a physical and it sends that to your doctor, and if there’s an issue they can call you;” Tech tattoos can tie in everything into one package; uptick in new biometric security measures being rolled out for policing, travel and banking.
Senior CIA officials have for years intentionally deceived parts of the agency workforce by transmitting internal memos that contain false information about operations and sources overseas, according to current and former U.S. officials who said the practice is known by the term "eyewash." Agency veterans described the tactic as an infrequent, important security measure, a means of protecting vital secrets by inserting fake communications into routine cable traffic while using separate channels to convey accurate information to cleared recipients.
Generally recognized as safe” was the basis for a federal judge’s decision on January 29 to order Greek yogurt-maker Chobani to stop airing ads that insinuated that competitors’ products were “unsafe or harmful” and contained chemicals used to kill bugs or clean swimming pools. Judge David Hurd, U.S. District Court for Northern New York called the ads “misleading ordering Chobani cease advertising implying that Dannon products “are unhealthy because they contain chlorine and that Chobani products, including Chobani Simply 100 Greek, are healthy because they do not contain chlorine.”
January 18, the Blackpool Council approved a plan to introduce fluoridated milk to school children via the town’s free breakfast program. The proposal will allow for children to opt out and requires the schools to provide non-fluoridated milk. Studies found that children in the town have “lower than normal” levels of fluoride.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prepared to kidnap Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed illegal and unconstitutional mass spying by the National Security Agency (NSA), documents obtained by the Danish media outlet Denfri show. US intelligence maintained an aircraft and paramilitary team on standby in Copenhagen, awaiting orders to seize Snowden in the event that he crossed into a number of European countries, the documents show. They were obtained by Denfri through a Freedom of Information Act suit in August 2015.
Thousands of people marched in the Paris rain on Saturday to denounce plans to renew France's state of emergency and revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism. Human rights groups, politicians and unions joined the march in the French capital and in other demonstrations around France. The protests came just days before the Cabinet plans to review a measure on Wednesday to prolong the state of emergency, first imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people. The state of emergency gives more power to police and administrative authorities, allowing for searches without warrants, house arrests and other measures.
A Danish teenager who said she was sexually assaulted now faces a fine for using pepper spray against her attacker. The man who pulled her to the ground and tried to undress her fled the scene without any charges. “It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” local police spokesman Knud Kirsten said;,, the girl’s fine could be about 500 kroner ($72) , sparked outrage on social media..
Speaking at the UN Security Council, Mr Ban said it was human nature for oppressed peoples to react to occupation, adding that a recent wave of attacks was driven by a "profound sense of alienation and despair" among some Palestinians. "Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process," he said. "As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.".Netanyahu; “the comments of the UN Secretary General encourage terror..
Paris attacks used to “lockdown” all of Paris and even other parts of Europe. After the Paris attacks there was even talk in New York City and other cities in the US about heightened alert. The “lockdown” psyop delusion makes everyone think that if police can barge into anyone’s home at will, then they will have the tools they need to catch the bad guys. After 9/11 the word “terrorist” was the buzzword to get everyone worried and fearful enough to bow down to federal government tyranny.. .
Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) introduced House Bill 2428 (HB2428) on Jan. 21. Sen. Mae Beavers sponsors the companion bill in the Senate (SB2272). The legislation would reform Tennessee law by requiring a criminal conviction before prosecutors could proceed with asset forfeiture. Under current law, the state can seize assets even if a person is never found guilty of a crime, or even arrested. The bills would also require funds procured through asset forfeiture to be deposited into the state general fun instead of going to law enforcement agencies. This provision curbs the policing for profit motive inherent in the current law.
, Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday suggested the state bring back the use of guillotines to publicly execute drug traffickers' after he made racially charged remarks at a town hall event, warning residents of out-of-state drug dealers with names like "D-Money" and "Smoothie come to Maine to sell narcotics and to impregnate young white women. LePage dismissed accusations his comments were racist,blamed the media for the backlash..
Donny Gilson, reporter for Truth Frequency Radio, has been able to document his ordeal since a commitment based on family objections to his “conspiracy theories,” thus reporting on how many alternative media and free thinkers on the Internet are targeted by increased surveillance under “psychiatric” laws that hold “conspiracy research” to be a “mental disorder”.There are no legal or psychiatric grounds for Donny Gilson’s commitment. He is not a danger to himself or to the public.
The biggest bank in Norway is calling for the complete and total elimination of cash. Many local bank branches in Norway already don’t deal in cash, selling this as a way to crack down on criminals and money launderers. want to be able to force everyone in society to use the banks enable them to collect fees on almost every transaction. also happening in Sweden, Denmark; other nations all around the globe.
In the Land of the Free, one-quarter of the entire planet’s prison population, some 2.2 million people, currently languish behind bars; yet, an astonishing number of them — around 2 million — have never been to trial. 97 percent of all federal cases and 95 percent of all state felony cases are resolved through plea bargaining;”“significant percentages of them are innocent.”
An “investigative summary” posted this month by the Justice Department’s inspector general criticizes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for hiring a federal airport security screener to help find seizable cash in passengers’ luggage. Under the arrangement, the DEA designated the screener a “confidential source” and promised him a cut of any money he found while rummaging through people’s bags; anyone carrying a significant amount of cash is a criminal
Following a damning investigation into the group's complicity in US torture, the American Psychological Association demanded the government remove military psychologists from interrogations. The U.S. Department of Defense is asking the American Psychological Association (APA) to place its ethical considerations aside and reconsider its ban prohibiting psychologists from participating in torture at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said that France will keep its state of emergency status until ISIS have been completely defeated, hinting at a more permanent police state in France. The emergency measures were initially introduced after the Paris attacks on the 13th November 2015. Police in France currently have extended powers to conduct raids and impose house arrests without a court order..
"Give a small number of people the power to enrich themselves beyond everyone's wildest dreams, a philosophical rationale to explain all the damage they're causing, and they will not stop until they've run the world economy off a cliff.""Wall Street is not being made a scapegoat for this crisis: they really did this."It has become a machine for transferring income, wealth, ownership, and power to the top..
The city’s government continues to charge people for the poison water, threatening to foreclose their home or take their children if they refuse to pay. Michigan law states parents are neglectful if they do not have running water in their home, and if they chose not to pay for water they can’t drink anyway, then they could be guilty of child endangerment. Flint residents have recently filed two class action lawsuits calling for all water bills since April of 2014 to be considered null and void because of the fact that the water was poisonous.“Essentially, residents have been getting billed for water they cannot use. Estimates it could take 15 years, $60 million to fix the problem, Despite the fact that the issue is obviously the government’s responsibility, they have made it illegal for people to sell their homes because they are known to carry contaminated water. Residents left to purchase bottled water on their own, in addition to paying their water bill.
Accused of assaulting a police officer, a homeless man was recently found not guilty after a jury reviewed the body cam video of the arresting officer. Instead of charging him with resisting arrest, the jury agreed that the unarmed man had a right to defend himself against an overzealous cop.
Israel to make largest land seizure since 2014; demolishes six West Bank structures funded by the EU's humanitarian arm. Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.
Our reality is carefully constructed by powerful corporate, political and special interest sources in order to covertly sway public opinion. Blatant lies are often televised regarding terrorism, food, war, health, etc. They are fashioned to sway public opinion and condition viewers to accept what have become destructive societal norms; manipulating and controlling public opinion with distorted media messages has become so common that there is a whole industry formed around this.
Auto manufacturers are working with a company called Eyelock to put 'Myris' iris scanners in new cars. Eyelock only allows authenticated drivers behind the wheel, "Allstate's Traffic-Based Driving Analysis patent uses sensors and cameras to record potential sources of driver distractions inside your car like a cell phone, pets or unsecured objects in vehicle.""It'll also spy on the number and types of passengers inside the car."
Mike Pitts, a Republican State House member ’ bill would establish a “responsible journalism registry” to be operated by the South Carolina Secretary of State;. would “establish requirements for persons before working as a journalist for a media outlet and for media outlets before hiring a journalist” as well as establish penalties, fines, and jail sentences for violations; including, but not limited to, a criminal record background check, an affidavit from the media outlet attesting to the applicant’s journalistic competence, and an application fee in an amount determined by the office. A registration is valid for two years and must be renewed within thirty days of expiration...
After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services.. During the early years of the cold war, [prominent writers and artists, from Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to Jackson Pollock] were supported, sometimes lavishly, always secretly, by the C.I.A. as part of its propaganda war against the Soviet Union.
No one wants to be audited, so knowing how long your tax return can be attacked is important. The statute of limitations on taxes is a fundamental rule allowing taxpayers to eventually cut off their exposure, an expansion of the IRS's power to audit for extra years.
A man who implanted a microchip containing his airline booking details into his hand was able to use it to pass effortlessly through security to his flight; had the near-field communication chip (NFC) about the size of a grain of rice injected into his hand with a syringe, before using it at Stockholm Arlanda Airport to pass through security and board his plane. The technology has been used before to make digital payments, control a mobile phone and unlock doors,
Montreal residents that burn wood for heat must register their stoves by October 2018, replace them with newer models or face thousands of dollars in fines..City will extend the ban to all devices that emit more than 2.5 grams of fine particles an hour. Any fireplace, furnace or stove that does not meet that standard will be banned, no grandfather clause, some older models emitting 10 to 20 grams per hour, Bans all older stoves and fireplaces because they are not certified by the EPA, will have to install inserts that can cost between $2,000 and $8,000..
Community-Oriented Policing (COP) The Department of Justice and DHS are behind community policing..Police use homeowners associations, religious groups, property managers, businesses, schools, healthcare providers etc. to spy on everyone. Communist Russia and Nazi Germany encouraged school kids to spy on their families and relatives.
Biden: the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun. That people who are criminals shouldn’t have guns. People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn’t have guns. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Nowhere in the Second Amendment does it give government the authority to limit who can own a gun.
According to Sam Benson — who goes by the stage name of “Blac Youngsta” — he had just exited a Wells Fargo branch in the upscale community of Buckhead after withdrawing $200,000 in order to buy a new car. ‘I’m a millionaire. How can I not have $200,000 on me?’” A spokesperson for the Atlanta police department explained that they were responding to a call “at the request of the bank manager” before finding “that no crime had been committed.”
White House officials met with Silicon Valley executives Friday to discuss the US government’s expanding efforts to monitor and intervene in online social media and other forms of internet communication; calling for tech firms to develop tools to “measure radicalization” levels among different populations, and to enable more effective dissemination of government-produced anti-terrorist media.
federal data shows that government agencies charged with largely administrative roles are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment. Since 2006, 44 traditionally administrative agencies have spent over $71 million on items like body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition,
John Joe Gray was holed up on his 47-acre ranch for a decade and a half after being arrested in 1999 for assaulting a state trooper who had found him to be carrying a pistol without a permit. Gray had insisted that it was his God-given right to carry the weapon, and bit the officer. Officers were never sent in to retrieve Gray, as the sheriff feared for his officers’ lives should they attempt it. Neither the sheriff’s office, nor Gray, were notified when charges against him were dropped in December 2014, until this week. When they learned of it, the standoff concluded.
1999, a Federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by an applicant to the New London, Connecticut police department who was barred from being hired after successfully taking the intelligence portion of the police examinations. The disqualification came because he had scored “too high” on the test. The New London Police Department made it clear that they did not want the “bottom of the barrel” when it came to intelligence, but they also didn’t want anyone who was “too smart” either.
Bethany Koval, a 16-year-old Israeli Jew, said on Wednesday that she was called to the principal’s office at Fair Lawn High School and reprimanded for making tweets criticizing Israel and mentioning that a pro-Israel classmate had unfollowed her on Twitter. Administrators warned her that she could face legal consequences for her actions, New Jersey has some of the strictest anti-bullying legislation in the country. Under the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, which only came into force in 2011, she could be suspended or expelled.
Calls for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's ouster and arrest grow; internal emails showed his staff aware of lead poisoning in Flint's public water supply six months before emergency declared; cut off clean, fresh glacial water of Lake Huron, fiscal austerity switch to the Flint River to source water where toxins from a dozen General Motors and DuPont factories dumped for a hundred years, put chemical in this water to "clean" it stripping lead off of Flint's aging water pipes, placing lead in the water. Resignation of Michigan's top environmental official; Department of Justice investigation.
Dr. Bradstreet was working with a little-known molecule that occurs naturally in the human body. Called, "GcMAF", has the potential to be a universal cancer cure for many people; also shown to reverse signs of autism in the vast majority of patients receiving the treatment. U.S. government conducted a raid on Dr. Bradstreet's clinic, seeking to confiscate GcMAF in order to shut down his research and halt his treatment of patients. Big Pharma gets special permission to unleash untested, experimental drugs on the public as long as those drugs earn sufficient profits
Philadelphia Police Officer Deric Lewis was recently arrested for the third time, after being arrested on two other occasions and losing his job as a result. In his two previous arrests, Lewis was charged with assault and reckless endangerment, and was reported as being violent in both situations. As a result of the first two arrests, he lost his job,, he was rehired, only to be arrested again. In his most recent arrest, he was booked for domestic violence after his wife called the police on him.
As facial recognition technology becomes more sophisticated, and the ease of camera and sensor installation makes all barriers to entry a non-issue, we are beginning to see the advent of real-time tracking that is looking for emotion as well as our data. Politicians across the world are already using facial recognition embedded in billboards to judge and manipulate the emotions of those who visually respond to the message displayed.
Through the power of unconstitutional executive orders, Obama has just granted doctors the power to place you on the FBI’s “no buy” list for firearms merely for having the opinion that you’re “mentally ill.” There’s no scientific test, no hard evidence and no chance to defend yourself… doctors can now simply DECIDE that you’re mentally ill and have all your guns taken away. Many doctors already believe that anyone who owns a gun is insane to begin with, If you want to own a gun, you must be insane and therefore should be denied the right to own a gun.
DUI checkpoints are a HUGE moneymaker for state and local budgets. Albuquerque, New Mexico making $1 million a year from it's drunk driving program. "Each year, the city seizes approximately 1,000 vehicles and brings in roughly $1 million in forfeiture proceeds, University of Berkeley received close to $14 million in grants from DHS to run California's Sobriety Checkpoint program.
California police officer assigned to a narcotics task force recently busted after driving 247 pounds of marijuana across the country. Yuba County Deputy Christopher M. Heath was caught in York, Pennsylvania with a shipment of marijuana worth over $2 million.
David Cameron: Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people's bank accounts, The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is "very concerning" because of its history of mistakes.The committee said that taxpayers could suffer “serious detriment” if officials are able, either by mistake or through an “abuse” of power, to take money from people who have done no wrong.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order for law enforcement to force the state’s homeless population into shelters when the temperature drops below freezing, will allow for individuals to be taken against their will by law enforcement. Many people do not feel safe in shelters and prefer to stay outdoors. Supporters of people’s rights to be able to make their own decisions are arguing that the new regulations may not be constitutional.
Florida village of Bal Harbour police department, in conjunction with the Glades County Sheriff’s Department, ran a money laundering sting operation for two years. had officers conducting deals all over the US, and sending money across the world. Over $2.4 million was added to their coffers, no arrests were ever made. $20 million was funneled through businesses in the Miami area to launder the money for drug groups, and the police never notified federal authorities about their operation.
Caught on video illegally selling assault rifles and sensitive information to undercover informants, a former officer of the year has also been accused of secretly working for Los Zetas cartel in a drug trafficking conspiracy in operation since 2006.
Poland’s conservative government has introduced a bill to reform the country’s public broadcasters, effectively giving the government power to appoint or dismiss their media executives. That power would give the country’s national media council, which is closely tied with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, significantly more influence over the operations of television broadcaster TVP and Polish Radio,
China's Central Military Council announced on Jan 1 that it has created three new military forces; one of these, according to the council's website, deals with what it calls 'cyber war forces.' aimed at providing resources capable of protecting China's cyber and space security;" Chinese Defense Ministry website.
Obama administration spied on Israeli government. This news sparked a denunciation by Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio a long-time defender of the NSA’s mass surveillance. “There is no evidence that these programs have been systematically abused,” he said in 2014, decrying what he described as “paranoia” around surveillance programs.The previous year, he defended spying on foreign government officials, saying that “everybody spies on everybody.
“It is amazing that people who think that we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medications think we can somehow afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medications, and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” Even relatively healthy individuals are paying over 15 percent of their income for ObamaCare health insurance plans.
Italian pensioner hanged himself after his entire €100,000 savings were confiscated in a bank “rescue” scheme. He left a suicide note blaming the bank, where he had been a customer for 50 years and had invested in bank-issued bonds. EU is tightening the rules on bank rescues – they will force losses on depositors holding more than €100,000, as well as bank shareholders and bondholders.
Tax by mile will put a box in your car that will track your every movement and tax you for it. The state will know where you are at all times and will have the ability to ticket you every time you inch over the speed limit.
Everywhere in Europe, the ruling elites are moving sharply to the right. They are boosting military spending, taking part in the imperialist wars in the Middle East and Africa, sealing up borders and inciting xenophobic sentiments against refugees. They are developing authoritarian forms of rule and building up a police state in order to suppress growing social tensions.
German media outlet Tagesschau:.Behaviors the NSA Regards as Dangerous; Utilizing encryption solutions such as TOR could result in monitoring by the NSA and its allies, including Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Searching for information about any Windows alternative..
Searching for information about online privacy.
Japanese troops set off a explosion on a train track in 1931, falsely blamed China to justify invasion of Manchuria. Nazi SS admitted at Nuremberg trials Nazi operatives faked attacks on their own people, blamed on the Poles, to justify invasion of Poland. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev admitted in writing Soviet Union Red Army shelled Russian village of Mainila in 1939, blaming attack on Finland – as basis for launching the “Winter War” against Finland. CIA admits it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists, stage bombings in Iran to turn country against its democratically-elected prime minister. Israel admits in 1954 Israeli terrorist in Egypt planted bombs in buildings, left behind “evidence” implicating Arabs. Former Italian Prime Minister and former head of Italian counterintelligence admit NATO, Pentagon, and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s; blamed the communists to rally people’s support for their governments fight against communism.
Attacks on opponents of GM are designed to whip up emotive, populist sentiment and denigrate critics; portrays those who question GM as heretics clinging to faith and relying on an “army of quacks and pseudo-environmentalists waging a leftist war on science. Described critics of GM as a ‘ anti-science Luddites implying that critics have a political agenda;.say that GM is probably safer than traditional foods, which it clearly isn’t.
For years, many homeless people have spent the night in airports. .People sleeping in airports has grown. . One individual, according to Bloomberg , has lived in LaGuardia for 20 years. Officials are now cracking down on that arrangement, .arrest violators..
A class action lawsuit has been filed in Texas to prevent the State from reinstituting debtors’ prisons for people who are to poor to pay traffic fines and petty misdemeanors. This latest lawsuit is one of many lawsuits that have been filed all across America recently, as more and more judges are jailing citizens for failing to pay their fines..“Class C prosecutions in Austin Municipal Court trap people who are too poor to pay in an endless cycle of accumulating debt. The court burdens people who are too poor to pay with additional fees and logistical hurdles at every step of the process.
Constitutional protections have been diminished by hegemonic political ambitions. Indefinite detention, torture, and murder are now acknowledged practices of the United States government. Power is the horse ridden by evil. In the 20th century the horse was ridden hard, and the 21st century shows an increase in pace. Millions of people were exterminated in the 20th century. Washington’s drive for hegemony over US citizens and the rest of the world is based entirely on the exercise of force. Western civilization, the product of thousands of years of striving, hangs in the balance.
William Casey: "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false;.."was the 13th CIA Director appointed by President Reagan from 1981 until he left in January 1987. During his tenure at the CIA, Casey played a large role shaping Reagan’s foreign policy – particular Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union.
, Dalene Bowden was fired from her job last week as a food service worker at Irving Middle School in Pocatello, Idaho after she gave a hungry student with no money a free lunch. The total cost of the food was $1.70. Letter, signed by Susan Petit, Director of Human Resources of Pocatello School District 25, stated: “The reason of your termination is due to your theft-stealing [sic] school district or another’s property and inaccurate transactions when ordering, receiving, and serving food.” Never written up or reprimanded for her job performance. She did, however, receive a verbal warning for giving a student a free cookie. Bowden offered to pay for the $1.70 lunch but was rejected.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders: U.S. incarceration ratean "international embarrassment," outlined his plan for criminal justice reform, a platform that includes ending for-profit prisons, removing marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances, eliminating the death penalty, and ending mandatory minimum sentencing.
A senior executive with the second-largest for-profit prison company in America assured investment bankers last summer that despite talk of drug policy and criminal justice reform, the country will continue to “attract crime,” generating new “correctional needs.” Pivate prison firms pushed for tougher sentencing laws at the state level and have been tied to efforts in recent years to compel local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration laws.
50,000 people rallied in the Polish capital Warsaw on Saturday to denounce what they see as threats to democracy by the newly elected government. The conservative, Jaroslaw Kaczynski-led Law and Justice Party, which gained power in October, "has forced out the head of the country’s anti-corruption agency, limited the opposition's oversight of secret services and outlined plans to overhaul public media, raising concerns about the system of checks and balances, guaranteed by the constitution."
An all-white jury convicted the former officer, who is white and Asian, in attacks on eight black women. He could spend the rest of his life in prison based on the jury's recommendation that he serve a total of 263 years.
In the past week, people in various different states have been arrested and held on terrorism charges for buying too many cellphones. FBI investigators have been unable to prove that the suspects have any links to terrorism, but are still holding many of them on frivolous terrorism charges, despite lack of evidence.
Government is going after another part of the government for its refusal to stop taking stuff without securing a conviction. Two New Mexico state senators Lisa Torraco and Daniel Ivey-Soto are suing Albuquerque after the city has refused to stop seizing residents’ cars, despite a law passed earlier this year ending the practice of civil asset forfeiture; said Albuquerque is defying the new law and “has continued to take property using civil forfeiture without requiring that anyone be convicted of a crime.”
Port St. Lucie, FL, police responded to a hit-and-run, police dispatch got an automated call from a vehicle emergency system stating the owner of a Ford vehicle was involved in a crash and to press zero to speak with the occupants of the vehicle. Cathy Bernstein, told dispatch there had been no accident, Police went to Bernsteins's home, her vehicle had extensive front-end damage and silver paint from Preston's vehicle on it. Bernstein's airbag had also been deployed. Bernstein admitted to the hit-and-run. Bernstein was arrested and taken to Jail.
Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges, 33, has been sentenced to 71 months in prison for stealing 20,000 bitcoins from Silk Road vendors, has to forfeit $650,000. DEA agent Carl Mark Force IV, was charged with money laundering, obstruction of justice, and extortion under color of official right for similar crimes, using his position as an agent to take more than $700,000 in bitcoins, sentenced to 78 months in prison after he pled guilty.
War on drugs cost over $1 trillion, 51 billion spent annually in the United States. In 2013, at least 2.2 million people were incarcerated in U.S., U.S. home to the world’s largest prison population. About half the inmates in the federal prison system are there for nonviolent drug crime.
Hours after Donald Trump suggested the U.S. ban Muslims from entering the United States, the Republican presidential candidate said America should also consider “closing the Internet up in some way” to fight Islamic State terrorists in cyberspace. Trump mocked anyone who would object that his plan might violate the freedom of speech, saying “these are foolish people, we have a lot of foolish people.”
Pittsburgh Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police “has filed a civil rights grievance against the city, claiming officers have been order to undergo drug and alcohol testing that is in violation of their contract.” Union attorney Bryan Campbell describes the policy as “an illegal search and seizure.” Under the contract police officers can be subjected to drug or alcohol tests only in three circumstances: When an officer displays signs of impairment on the job, fires a weapon, or is involved in a vehicle crash.
TV journalist Ted Koppel: The Internet, whatever its advantages, has become a potential “weapon of mass destruction,” The threat is hacking intended to destabilize entire societies; someone hacks into the nation’s electric power grid, causes large parts of it to crash.
Waverly, OH — After killing his neighbor, an inebriated Pike County sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with felony manslaughter for accidentally shooting him in the head. Although the deputy initially reported the shooting, he neglected to inform the dispatcher that he had pulled the trigger.
Less than a month after the Paris attacks, France has drawn up a draft law to extend state of emergency for up to six months from the current three-month limit.
Chemtrails, laden with toxic chemicals and heavy metals other ‘ingredients’ like mycotoxins, mold spores, mycoplasma, human white blood cells-A, desiccated human red blood cells. Some call chemtrail flu “chemtrail syndrome.” GeoEngineeringWatch.org publishes a litany of symptoms on its webpage “Chemtrail Syndrome: A Global Pandemic of Epic Proportions:” bill [H.R. 2977] introduced into the 107th U.S. Congress in 2001, chemtrails were referred to as an “exotic weapons system.”
With the ability to read their mail and record their phone conversations, state prisons have increasingly been filing lawsuits against inmates with over $10,000 in assets. Some counties, discontinued their jail’s pay-to-stay program because the cost of employing collection agencies turned out to be more expensive than the fees they were collecting since an estimated 80% of prisoners are indigent.
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