Homeless man racked up over $110,000 in tickets. The man had over 500 tickets, which amounted to over $110,000 in fines. The fines were mostly for things that homeless people can’t control, such as sleeping in the subway.
“Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools,” an unclassified 28-page manifesto for the purpose of waging War on Terror in U.S. schools; the agency offers a checklist of “possible warning signs: “Using several different cell phones or private messaging apps;” “Talking about traveling to places that sound suspicious”; “Using code words or unusual language”; “Studying or taking pictures of potential targets (like a government building).” voicing “mistrust of the government,” concern about “environmental destruction,” or criticism of “corrupt western nations.
Employees of companies in France that refuse to decrypt data for police can go to prison for five years under new legislation from conservative legislators, Agence France-Presse reports. The punishment for refusing to hand over access to encrypted data is a five year jail sentence and $380,000 fine. Telecom companies would face their own penalties, including up to two years in jail.
French security forces violently attacked refugees with tear gas Monday as they launched the demolition of the refugee camp in Calais. The assault, launched as Macedonian police assaulted refugees at the Greek border to shut off the Balkan route leading to Germany; escalating persecution of refugees throughout Europe..
Clear Channel’s digital billboards will transmit a signal to the cellphones of pedestrians and drivers on public roads and sidewalks to capture consumer travel and behavior patterns. The aggregated data will include detailed consumer characteristics including the average age, gender, and socioeconomic profile of everybody within eyeshot of an enabled billboard. Clear Channel plans to sell the aggregated data to advertisers to enhance billboard targeting.
The parents of a baby injured by a flash-bang grenade during a no-knock multi-agency task force raid in Georgia, will be awarded $3.6 million after a federal judge’s decision on Friday. 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavah (Baby Bou Bou) spent weeks in a burn unit after deputies with a Cornelia Police Department SWAT team threw a flash bang grenade directly into his crib, which exploded in his face, leaving him permanently disfigured.The raid was conducted at around 3:00 am for a drug suspect that wasn’t even in the house. By happen-stance, the Phonesavanh family was staying at the residence with relatives because their home in Wisconsin had just burned down.
. The FBI is pushing Apple to create a backdoor to spy on the American people. Farmers riot in France. People of Ukraine want Poroshenko to resign. Poroshenko warns of another war with the south eastern people. US preparing to invade Libya as soon as the unity government is setup. US making plans for Plan B and a full invasion of Syria. Kerry pushing the idea that it will take 30,000 soldiers to maintain a safe zone in Syria.
An independent Turkish broadcaster was pulled off the air on Friday over allegations of “spreading terrorist propaganda”, its general coordinator said, adding to fears of a government cracking down on the media.
Turkey’s satellite provider Turksat halted broadcasts of IMC TV at the request of an Ankara prosecutor investigating whether the channel supported a “terrorist” group.“In Turkey, everything contrary to the official view is tossed into the terrorism bag.
. Panel advising Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders, particularly depression. Anyone found to harbor any alleged mental disorder, including children as young as eight, should undergo “therapy,” including powerful psychotropic medications that experts say have dubious value with well-documented and highly dangerous side effects.Your ObamaCare plan will be forced to pay for it, whether you want it or not. The list of “illnesses” is subjective and constantly expanding as psychiatrists vote to create new ones.
South Carolina woman died 27 hours after she was hauled out of a hospital and taken to jail over unpaid court fines, her family said she was denied water and medical care. Joyce Curnell was found dead in her cell July 22, one day after she was arrested at Roper Hospital, where she had been treated for a stomach illness, and taken to the Charleston County Jail.
Poland’s right-wing nationalist government has rapidly expanded its police state measures in recent weeks. Since assuming power last autumn, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has stripped the constitutional court of its power, brought the intelligence services directly under its control, co-opted public radio and television in line with the state; government has enacted a series of authoritarian laws, subordinates the state prosecutor’s office to the Ministry of Justice.
In a manual provided by the United States Air Force and originating from the Department of Defense, an “extremist” is described as someone who “will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place; cites the Founding Fathers as extremists when it states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements:. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule..
The Federal Aviation Administration say unregistered drone users could now face fines as high as $250,000 for flying their UAVs or the possibility of up to three years in jail.. FAA announced that a total of 368,472 drones had been registered with agency, surpassing the number of airplanes on record with the federal government..
. A company known as Crowds on Demand is actually in the business of providing fake protesters for causes, fake entourages for wanna be celebrities and seemingly even fake supporters for unpopular corporate activities,.actors are hired to try and sway public officials.
A POLICY PAPER issued by the Air Force Research Laboratory, titled Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods & Strategies, includes a chapter setting forth controversial and unsubstantiated theories of radicalization, including the idea that support for militant groups is driven by “sexual deprivation” and that headscarves worn by Muslim women represent a form of “passive terrorism.”
Lawmakers in places like Arizona have made news recently by placing a tax on solar panels, but in some areas, politicians want to ban solar power altogether. New legislation in Maine and Hawaii seek to limit where solar companies can operate. Maine, legislators are looking to prevent owners of solar panels from selling their excess power back to the grid. Hawaii, lawmakers want to ban solar outright in certain areas.
Rex Iverson was jailed for the alleged crime of not paying an ambulance bill. Legally, this should not be a jailable offense.The very next day, Iverson was found dead. Tremonton City Ambulance service tried to garnish his wages, “but he didn’t have a job, Utah calls their illegal debtors prison “justice courts.” In last three years, there have been 13 people arrested and jailed for debts just like Iverson’s. Many of these debts have been ones owed to government agencies..
Epidemic of doctors being murdered, most of which were in Florida, U.S. The scientists all shared a common trait, they had all discovered that nagalase enzyme protein was being added to vaccines which were then administrated to humans. Nagalese is what prevents vitamin D from being produced in the body, which is the body’s main defence to naturally kill cancer cells.: Nagalase is a protein that’s also created by all cancer cells.. It’s also known to cause Type 2 Diabetes.
A new directive issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has said that companies which have, at least in part, foreign ownership will be stopped from publishing words, pictures, maps, games, animation and sound of an “informational and thoughtful nature” – unless they have approval from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club says the number of Palestinians held under Israel's administrative detention law without charge or trial has increased to more than 700 despite international criticism.
At risk of being fined for individual acts of illegal trades or speculation, the biggest banks are deploying surveillance tactics not far off from ones used by the government. Every move bank employees make is likely being monitored by former military intelligence or CIA and GCHQ members, or even computer algorithms, according to a Bloomberg report based on interviews with“more than a dozen recruiters, bank executives and compliance officers.”HSBC, Deutsche Bank, and JP Morgan Chase & Co. were listed among the too-big-to-fail banks monitoring everything from cigarette breaks to text message metadata.
The Obama administration secured a court order from a California-based federal judge on Tuesday to force tech giant Apple to develop special software designed to compromise encryption security features embedded in the iPhone’s iOS 9 operating system utilizing an obscure law from the 18th century
Dianne Feinstein: in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee:.. "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."
They won’t say why, but the Israeli military invaded a West Bank refugee camp today, fairly quickly attacking a bunch of Palestinian protesters, in an incident that left 28 protesters shot, and one Israeli soldier wounded from being hit with a rock.
US Marshals Service in Houston is arresting people for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. Paul Aker says he was arrested at his home last week for a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987. Congressman Gene Green says the federal government is now using private debt collectors to go after those who owe student loans.
The federal government spent $1 million to create an online database that will collect “suspicious” memes and track “misinformation.” The project, is known as the “Truthy Database” funded by The National Science Foundation. Will be up to a team of government-funded researchers at Indiana University to decide what type of political speech is true and which is false.
A schoolboy has been questioned by anti-terrorism police because he wore a "Free Palestine" badge to school, The Independent newspaper reported. Rahmaan Mohammadi's teachers at Challney High School for Boys in Luton referred him to police under Prevent - the controversial government anti-radicalisation programme.The pupil was also wearing pro-Palestine badges and wristbands; said he had previously been warned by police not to talk about Palestine in school, and claimed that staff members approached his 14-year-old brother and pressured him to tell him to "stop being radical".
United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead of natural causes. .Scalia was a major force behind “executive privilege; president enjoys unchecked “wartime” powers to override democratic rights, courts have no power to intervene. Opposed right of Guantanamo prisoners to habeas corpus, right for judicial review of their detention. Upheld corporate and financial interests; abrogating rights of consumers and employees. Authoritarian doctrine of “qualified immunity,” shields police from lawsuits for misconduct.
British government's move to outlaw boycotts, including those aimed at Israel, is being likened by critics to former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher's support for apartheid South Africa. Under the new plan, publicly-funded institutions that refuse to purchase goods and services from "unethical" companies will face "severe penalties,"
Samsung Smart TVs has revealed that user voice commands are recorded, stored, and transmitted to a third party. The company warns customers not to discuss personal or sensitive information within earshot of the device;. concern that such information could be turned over to law enforcement or government agencies.
I United States — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Internet of Things (IoT) — so-called “smart” devices, vehicles, and appliances which employ various computer technologies — may be used to spy and keep tabs on people in the future.
Two puppeteers were arrested and charged with glorifying terrorism after staging a show called, “The Witch and Don Cristobal”, as part of Madrid’s carnival celebrations on Saturday. They were released today, but charges have been filed against them. The 2 men have to make daily appearances in court, not allowed to leave the country. .None of the characters encourage terrorism. Hundreds of people took the streets of Madrid to demand the release of the two puppeteers, demonstrations across the entire country.
The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being. U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a draft document which outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.
A Minnesota city is asking a court for a warrant to enter a rental home in order to check to see if the place is clean. If the city wins the case, inspectors would be able to enter such a building anytime they wish.The renters and tenants say they have nothing to hide but are opposing the city’s move based on principle. No allegations that ordinances have been violated; city arguedt no evidence of wrongdoing is required for the issuance of an administrative warrant..
Only four days after his public defense of torture and “a hell of a lot worse” in US military-intelligence interrogations, billionaire Donald Trump added assassination to his foreign policy arsenal as well. Speaking Wednesday on the “CBS This Morning” program, Trump said that his solution to the US conflict with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program would be to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un; “I would get China to make that guy disappear in one form or another very quickly.”
Emails obtained by the Flint Journalt hrough the Freedom of Information Act, suggest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told state officials to suppress lead testing results, both from local health officials and the community, while they figured out how to present the information to the public.
The Feds want to close down the automotive aftermarket parts business. NHTSA/EPA introduced proposal that would prohibit any changes to an automobile's engine or exhaust after it leaves the factory forcing car owners to use 'original equipment manufacturer' (OEM) parts and not aftermarket parts. The aftermarket community is a multi-billion dollar market.."'Major auto companies have turned to the International Trade Commission to sanction a novel use of design patents on individual repair parts to shut out aftermarket competition even if they are used solely for competition or become nonroad vehicles or engines,"
The French government aims to crack down on the spreading of conspiracy theories in France's schools surrounding the recent terror attacks, because they are giving fuel to those seeking to radicalize young people who have a tendency not to believe the official version of the story.
Turkish police fired tear gas at thousands of people protesting in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey demonstrating against the continuation of a crackdown on Kurdish activists by Turkish police. As a sign of protest, shops and schools were closed in the city. A representative of the Democratic Societies Congress said that the demonstration would last for three days before residents decide to continue protests or bring them to a halt.
During a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded from Brussels €30 billion to resolve the European migrant crisis a leaked document revealed, said Turkey would put refugees on buses to Europe.
Russian state-owned Rosoboronexport. developed first tank drone, expected to sell it on the international market in the very near future. robotic combat vehicle will mostly be used to provide fire support for counter-terrorism units, reconnaissance units, mechanized infantry forces. ;Amed with 2A72 30mm automatic cannon, a 7.62mm machine gun, M120 Ataka anti-tank guided missiles; array of sensors: laser warning system, target detection, identification and tracking equipment.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans; wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening..Some mental health professionals think that those who believe in limited government, free-market economics, or traditional values suffer from mental disorders; could result in anyone with an unpopular political belief or lifestyle choice being labeled as “mentally ill.”
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.
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