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Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
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FDA Says Tobacco Manufacturers Can No Longer Call Additive-Free & Natural Cigarettes Additive-Free & Natural posted 08/29/2015, 11:54 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In their ongoing quest to justify their existence, bureaucrats at the FDA have decreed three makers of cigarettes which are additive-free and natural can no longer call them additive-free and natural, because it may give consumers the impression the cigarettes "present a lower risk" of tobacco related illness.

From the FDA:
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to three tobacco manufacturers — ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd. — who describe their cigarettes on product labeling as “additive-free” and/or “natural.” The warning letters are for violations of section 911 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

The action marks the first time the FDA has used its authority under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 to pursue regulatory action regarding the use of “additive-free” or “natural” claims on tobacco product labeling.

“The FDA’s job is to ensure tobacco products are not marketed in a way that leads consumers to believe cigarettes with descriptors like 'additive-free' and 'natural' pose fewer health risks than other cigarettes, unless the claims have been scientifically supported,” said Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. “This action is a milestone, and a reminder of how we use the tools of science-based regulation to protect the U.S. public from the harmful effects of tobacco use.”

The FD&C Act, amended by the Tobacco Control Act, gives the FDA the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. It also created a process for the FDA to evaluate requests from companies seeking to market their products as modified risk.

Under section 911(b)(1) of the FD&C Act,
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This Cop Killed 6 People & Retired, Now He Trains Cops By Shocking Them When They Hesitate to Shoot posted 08/29/2015, 11:54 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Arizona police officer, who killed six people during his 12-year career before it ended after the latest shooting, is now selling firearm training simulators that jolt people who hesitate to shoot.

James Peters, former police officer with the Scottsdale PD, applied for “accidental disability retirement” in 2012 after he shot a 50-year-old man in t
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TSA Agent Forced College Student into Bathroom for 'Security Search' and Sexually Assaulted Her posted 08/29/2015, 11:54 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — Walking through a TSA checkpoint is a violating experience for everyone, but on some occasions it can get even worse. In one extreme case, a TSA agent was recently arrested for luring a traveler into a bathroom under the pretense of a security search, and molesting her.

40-year-old Maxie Oquendo of the Transportation Security Administration is accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman as she attempted to travel through New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Tuesd
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Appeals Court Strikes Down Ruling Finding NSA Phone Records Collection Unconstitutional posted 08/29/2015, 11:54 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Back in December of 2013, judge Richard Leon of the DC district court, ruled that the NSA's bulk metadata collection under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act was unconstitutional and issued an injunction against it (though, recognizing the inevitable appeal, Judge Leon stayed the injunction). This was in the case brought by Larry Klayman and FreedomWor... (more)


Protesters Have No Free-Speech Rights on Supreme Court's Front Porch posted 08/29/2015, 11:54 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Protesters do not have a First Amendment right to congregate on the grand marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court, only on the sidewalk in front of it, a unanimous federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a law that forbids demonstrations on the grounds of the high court, on the premise that demonstrations on the court's doorsteps might lead to the perception that the court is swayed by public opinion rather tha
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Friday August 28th, 2015



Vester Lee Flanagan, Social Justice Avenger posted 08/28/2015, 12:18 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
A Communist is merely a socialist in a hurry. Vester Lee Flanagan, by his own description, was an impatient social justice warrior. The murderous means he employed to punish those he accused of bigotry made visible the latent lethal violence that resides in State policies oriented toward the same objective.

Flanagan, also known by the professional name Bryce Williams, was a promiscuous pe
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Related: Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'


Bill That Was Supposed To Limit Police Drone Activity Changed By Lobbyist To Enable Weaponized Drones posted 08/28/2015, 12:18 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
North Dakota state representative Rick Becker had a good idea with his House Bill 1328, which would forbid the use of drones by law enforcement in the state without a warrant. A few other states have been looking at similar proposals, after there have been growing concerns about police using drones for surveillance activities. Virginia, for example, recently passed a law that requi... (more)


Police Make Instructional Video on How to Be Nice While they Rob You posted 08/28/2015, 12:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Road piracy in the US has reached epic proportions.

It has gotten so bad that the Canadian government has issued a public service announcement for its citizens warning them that American Road Pirates, aka police officers, may very well rob them upon entry into the US.

Since September 2001, there have been 62,000 incidents of road piracy; resulting
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Jerry Seinfeld Hilariously Trolls Cops After they Shut Down his Son's Lemonade Stand posted 08/28/2015, 12:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Resistance]
East Hampton, NY — To raise funds for a local baby clothes charity, funnyman Jerry Seinfeld and family set up a lemonade stand. However, their charitable endeavor would be short lived thanks to East Hampton police officers protecting the public from the dangers of an unlicensed lemonade stand.

Seinfeld’s son, Julian, and two friends set up the stand last week to raise money for Baby Buggy. Baby Buggy is a charity started by Seinfeld’s wife Jessica to provide kids’ clothing and bab
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Texas Town Fires Police Dept., Hires Private Citizens For Security -- Guess What Happened to Crime? posted 08/28/2015, 12:18 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Resistance]
The community of Sharpstown, Texas decided that they didn’t need the police any longer. They made a controversial decision to fire the local police department and hire private citizens, granted no special rights that ordinary citizens do not have, to keep them safe.

That was back in 2012, and since then, Sharpstown residents say the private security company, SEAL Security Solutions, have done a much better job than the police used to. Crimes is down 61% in only 20 months.
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Financial Times Calls For Abolishing Cash posted 08/28/2015, 12:15 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Economy]
The Financial Times has published an anonymous article which calls for the abolition of cash in order to give central banks and governments more power.

Entitled The case for retiring another 'barbarous relic', the article laments the fact that people are stockpiling cash in anticipation of another economic collapse, a factor which is causing, “a lot of distortion to the economic system.
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Reality Check: Is There A Link Between Mass Shootings and Anti-Depressants? posted 08/28/2015, 12:15 PM (YouTube)
[Category: General]


In light of the Virginia TV shootings, Ben Swann takes a look at the link between 26 mass shooters and anti-depressant/mood altering drugs.


City of San Jose Looking To Attach Automatic License Plate Readers To Garbage Trucks posted 08/28/2015, 12:15 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Because automatic license plate readers just aren't efficient enough -- what with their ability to capture hundreds, if not thousands, of plate scans per hour -- San Jose's city government is looking to deputize other businesses and their vehicles in its quest to achieve 100% coverage of the city.
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Jorge Ramos Commits Journalism, Gets Immediately Attacked by Journalists posted 08/28/2015, 12:15 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
"...Here we find, yet again, the enforcement of unwritten, very recent, distinctively corporatized rules of supposed “neutrality” and faux objectivity which all Real Journalists must obey, upon pain of being expelled from the profession. A Good Journalist must pretend they have no opinions, feign utter indifference to the outcome of political debates, never take any sides, be utterly devoid of any human connection to or passion for the issues they cover, and most of all, have no role to play wha... (more)


Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia posted 08/28/2015, 12:14 PM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Geopolitics]
After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was kicked out of Bolivia, the country was able to drastically reduce the amount of coca (cocaine) produced within its borders. According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease.

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E-cigarette Industry Funded Experts Who Ruled Vaping Is Safe posted 08/28/2015, 12:14 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Health]
Official advice proclaiming e-cigarettes to be ‘95 per cent safe’ is based on research by industry-funded scientists, it was revealed last night.... (more)


Thursday August 27th, 2015

Officer Filmed Punching Pregnant Veteran Cleared Of Wrongdoing posted 08/27/2015, 11:57 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Hunt County, Texas sheriff’s deputy filmed by surveillance cameras punching a pregnant woman earlier this year has been cleared of any wrongdoing, police said Monday.

Deanna Robinson, who was 8-months pregnant at the time, said Hunt County deputies and state CPS workers came to her parents home on March 4 to remove her 18-month-old son after they received allegations from an older sibling that
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Social Media Study Reveals Half Of Americans Hate Their Police Dept. posted 08/27/2015, 11:57 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
With the rise of digital technology, it has become easier and easier to document the transgressions of state enforcers like police – so it is no surprise that according to a social media analysis by drug treatment and awareness website drugabuse.com, almost half of Americans hate their local police department.

The study found that a little over 47 percent of Americans gave their police precinct a grade of D or F with states like Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, Virginia, and Georgi
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Police are So Scared of Jury Nullification they Defy Judge's Order and Unlawfully Removed Activists posted 08/27/2015, 11:57 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver, CO — For the first time ever, the topic of jury nullification has become a trending national news story, thanks to the aggression of an overzealous police department.

Jury nullification activists have gathered near a Denver courthouse in recent weeks, hoping to inform jurors and other citizens about nullifying unjust laws.

When they were met with resistance from the police, a federal judge granted an injunction, stating that the activists had the right t
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Follow the Silk Road posted 08/27/2015, 11:57 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Commentary]
Stretching some 4,000 miles, the "Silk Road" was a trade network connecting the continent of Asia. From around 200 B.C., the route, running from China to India, to the Mediterranean Sea, the horn of Africa, and beyond, the route is largely credited for opening up trade in much of the world, leading to the development and exchange of everything from spices and cloth, to religions and political philosophies.

In 2011, a new Silk Road sought to once again bridge the gap between buyers
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Virginia Cops Threatened Journalists posted 08/27/2015, 11:56 AM (The Daily Beast)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two BBC reporters covering the police pursuit of Vester Lee Flanagan said that police officers threatened to seize their car and camera if they didn’t delete footage of site where the Flanagan shot himself. “Was too far away to get any good footage. One officer threatened to tow my car and take my camera,” reporter Franz Strasser tweeted. “Watched me delete my one file, and let me go. Other officer apologized and said we have to understand.” His colleague, Tara McKelvey, filmed the encounter.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More jail guards in trouble, a DEA agent gets popped for child porn, and a Mississippi cop gets fired after getting caught in a major marijuana deal. Let's get to it:

In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a Hattiesburg police officer was fired last Wednesday amid allegations he is a target of a state and federal drug investigation. Officer Thomas
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Trump: The Problem is Not Guns, It is Mental Illness posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (Infowars)
[Category: General]
During an interview with CNN on Thursday, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said the issue in the wake of the shooting in Virginia is not guns, but mental illness.

“This isn’t a gun problem, this is a mental problem,” Trump said. “It’s not a question of the laws, it’s really the people.”

“In the old days they had mental institutions for people like this because he was really, definitely borderline and definitely would have been and should have been institutional
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Poll: Donald Trump Trounces Jeb Bush posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (CNN)
[Category: General]
Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden fares better against top GOP candidates in hypothetical general election match-ups than Hillary Clinton, according to a new national survey.

The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%.
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Pollsters Dumbfounded by Trump posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (TheHill)
[Category: General]
Polling experts agree on one thing when it comes to Donald Trump’s presidential run: They’ve never seen anything like it.

The billionaire businessman’s dominance of the Republican presidential race is forcing experienced political hands to question whether everything they know about winning the White House is wrong.
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CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (The Economic Collapse)
[Category: Economy]
On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever.  That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right in the middle of the last financial crisis.  This is a perfect example of what I wrote about yesterday.  Every time the market crashes, there are huge up days, huge down days and g... (more)


Peter Schiff: The Market's 'Pipe Dream' Is Ending posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (CNBC)
[Category: Economy]
As stocks attempt to come back from a historic market selloff, Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff said any gains, including Tuesday's bounce, are "notoriously suspect."

Stocks tumbled into the close on Tuesday, marking the sixth-straight day of losses for major U.S. indexes and erasing all gains from the day's brief rally.

Schiff has been vocal about his bearish take on the U.S. stock market, and his belief that another round of quantitative easing is coming. Sp
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Jim Grant: The Fed Turned the Stock Market Into a 'Hall of Mirrors' posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (Reason)
[Category: Economy]


“Confoundingly to me, people have come to be quite accepting of the value attached by fiat to these pieces of paper we call currency,” says Jim Grant, who’s the editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer and the author of The Forgotten Depression: The Crash That Cured Itself.

“Are prices meant to be imposed from on high, or discovered by individuals acting spontaneously in markets?
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It's Official: China Confirms It Has Begun Liquidating Treasuries, Warns Washington posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Economy]
China has likely sold somewhere on the order of $100 billion in US Treasurys in the past two weeks alone.... (more)


Why Devaluing the Yuan Won't Help China's Economy posted 08/27/2015, 11:55 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Earlier this month, the Chinese government decided to depreciate its currency on three consecutive occasions. On August 13, the price of the US dollar was trading at 6.413 — an increase of 3.3 percent against July. The key factor behind the central bank’s lowering of the yuan is a sharp decline in the growth momentum of exports with the yearly rate of growth falling to minus 8.3 percent in July from 2.8 percent in June.... (more)


Windows 10 Reserves The Right To Block Pirated Games And 'Unauthorized' Hardware posted 08/27/2015, 11:54 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
While Windows 8 annoyed many users for its attempt to duct-tape two disparate computing styles (traditional Windows and a touch interface) together while demanding you stand impressed by the genius of such a move, Windows 10 initially appeared to be seeing some positive responses (at least among those who use Windows). That was, at least until people started to realize how nosy the operating system is, how frequently it feels the need to phone home to Redmond, and some of the more obnoxious lang... (more)


Wednesday August 26th, 2015

Cops Shoot Man 'Holding Rifle,' Turns Out To Be Car Jack posted 08/26/2015, 10:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Bakersfield Police Department said the man fatally shot last weekend by an officer appeared to have a rifle, which turned out to be a car jack.

Jason Lee Alderman, 29, was shot to death by an officer at a Subway restaurant.

According to the department, a two-officer patrol unit heard breaking glass during an unrelated invest
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Feds Go Door-To-Door To Inform Gun Owners Rights Not Absolute posted 08/26/2015, 10:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Thank God criminals follow laws – otherwise we might be in trouble. This has always been the traditional attitude of government in regards to gun restrictions.

It is important to note that everybody believes in gun rights. – It is just a question of who has those rights. So-called “gun-control supporters” don’t support the absence of guns in society, they support gun ownership being monopolized and centralized in the hands of the state and their enforcers(police).

B
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Sometimes We Crash posted 08/26/2015, 10:43 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
My daughters and I were recently in a car accident. The whole thing happened behind us so we aren't sure of the details, but so far as we have been able to discover, a driver swerved to avoid someone who was driving erratically. As he swerved, his car hit ours. He went into a ditch, and we went into a spin in the middle of four lanes of high-speed traffic. The erratic driver never stopped or even slowed down.

Everyone involved in the accident is okay.

After I got ho
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New Ferguson Judge Voids 10,000 Arrest Warrants posted 08/26/2015, 10:43 AM (RT)
[Category: Resistance]
The new municipal judge in Ferguson has recalled all arrest warrants issued before 2015. The decision gives many residents of the troubled Missouri city a fresh start, just days before a court reform law is to take effect.

Issued by Ferguson Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, the order applies to all arrest warrants prior to December 31, 2014, whether for minor traffic violations or more serious offenses. Close to 10,000 warrants are affected by the decision, municipal prose
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Report: Southern California Red Light Cameras Fail To Reduce Accidents posted 08/26/2015, 10:43 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Red light cameras are disappearing from California. Once the state had more than a hundred cities using automated ticketing machines, but by now a greater number of jurisdictions have canceled their programs than have functional cameras. On Monday, the Los Alamitos city council decided to keep its cameras despite a new report showing the devices have not improved safety.

Jay Beeber, Executive Director of Safer Streets LA, provided his analysis of the safety impact of photo enf
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VIDEO: Cops Fire 50+ Times into Unarmed Mentally Ill Man, Whose Mom Called 9-1-1 for 'Medical Help' posted 08/26/2015, 10:43 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lakewood, CA — On July 6, Susan Barry was worried about her son’s behavior, so she called authorities to receive a medical evaluation. Instead of medical evaluation, however, her son John Barry, 33, received a pack of assassins.

John suffers from schizophrenia, and when police arrived, he attempted to get into his car and drive away. Instead of de-escalate the situation by allowing the man to drive away, officers began escalating violence.

Barry had done nothing wro
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Virginia Reporter, Photographer Fatally Shot On Live TV posted 08/26/2015, 10:43 AM (CNN)
[Category: General]
Vester L. Flanagan -- the man authorities say they're seeking in connection with Wednesday's fatal shooting of two journalists -- worked at WDBJ as a reporter for about a year using the on-air name Bryce Williams, according to a former WDBJ employee. Flanagan was fired from the station, though the reason was not made public, the ex-employee said. It is believed that Flanagan is still in the Virginia area, a law enforcement source briefed on the search said.... (more)

The murderer is apparently live tweeting right now and posted first person video of the murder. It will probably be deleted soon, be warned it autoplays when you open Twitter. The piece of shit's justification was "Alison made racist comments", yeah sure. - Chris

Update: ...and a minute later it's gone, probably for the best.

Here's some screenshots of his page before it was deleted, none of the video or anything.

Update II: ...and he killed himself.

Update III: Virgina Killer Sent "Suicide Note" To ABC, Says Massacre Is "Race War" In Reaction To Charleston Shooting


Why Hedge Funds Are A Colossal Waste of Money posted 08/26/2015, 10:40 AM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Economy]
For most people, the stock market is an mysterious force that they will never understand. It might as well be a glittering slot machine as far as they’re concerned. They don’t know how it really works on the inside, all they understand is that the machine is known to pay out big from time to time. Of course, that doesn’t discourage them from trying their hand at the casino anyway. When the average person wants to place their bets on the stock market, they turn to the experts. They go to the hedg... (more)


The Fed Is Spooking the Markets Not China posted 08/26/2015, 10:40 AM (Peter Schiff)
[Category: Economy]
Fasten your seat belts, this ride is getting interesting. Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 1,000 points, notching its worst weekly performance in four years. The sell-off took the Dow Jones down more than 10% from its peak valuations, thereby constituting the first official correction in four years. One third of all S&P 500 companies are already in bear market territory, having declined more than 20% from their peaks. Scarier still, the selling intensified as the wee... (more)


Devaluation Stunner: China Has Dumped $100 Billion In Treasurys In The Past Two Weeks posted 08/26/2015, 10:40 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Economy]
On August 11, China devalued its currency, and in the subsequent 3 days the onshore Yuan, the CNY, tumbled by some 4% against the dollar. Then, as if by magic, the CNY stabilized when China started intervening massively, only this time not through the fixing, but in the actual FX market.

This means that while China has previously been dumping reserves as a matter of FX policy, after August 11 it was intervening directly in the FX market, with the intervention said to really pick
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Donald Trump Confronted by Univision Jorge Ramos on Immigration Plan posted 08/26/2015, 10:40 AM (YouTube)
[Category: General]


Trump again responds all can be done through "management."
SURPRISE! Jorge Ramos’s daughter works for Hillary campaign...


I Am A Keyboard Warrior Against the Police State and Proud of It posted 08/26/2015, 10:40 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Commentary]
Nary an earthly rotation occurs whence the titular designation ‘keyboard warrior’ is not thrust upon yours truly by some poor, confused meathead living in a bygone era. Woven within this accusatory label is the highly illogical inference that the systems of communication technologies are not a valid method of creating and affecting positive change in the real world outside our monitors. Thusly, it is expected by these cave people that I should be ashamed of my inclinations to seek a better world... (more)


Hostages and the Right to Pay Ransom posted 08/26/2015, 10:40 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
In late June of this year, President Obama signed an executive order and presidential directive clarifying the administration’s hostage policy. Afterward he gave a statement to the press, in which he condemned threats of prosecution against families trying to pay ransom: “the last thing we should ever do is add to a family’s pain with threats like that.”... (more)


Tuesday August 25th, 2015

Cop Accused Of Killing Man With Chokehold Not Qualified For Immunity, Judge Rules posted 08/25/2015, 10:11 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(CN) - A police officer who put a detainee in a chokehold until he died does not qualify for immunity and neither do two others accused of conspiring to cover up the killing, the Sixth Circuit ruled.

In 2004, 25-year-old Carlton Benton was a pretrial detainee at Lucas County jail in Toledo, Ohio. He was taken to the hospital that May because he was suffering from seizures, but resisted officers when they disconnected him from medical equipment to take him back to jail. Office
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Video Shows How Police Are Reduced To Harassing Innocent People For 'Air Fresheners' posted 08/25/2015, 10:11 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Providence RI — In what can only be considered an absolutely mockery of “justice,” a young man was recently pulled over by an overzealous law enforcement officer for the horrific crime of having an air freshener in his car. Yes, you read that correctly and this is not the onion.

In a video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, a young man can be seen in what appears to be a standard tra
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The Raping Of America: Mile Markers On The Road To Fascism posted 08/25/2015, 10:11 AM (The Rutheford Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."--Martin Luther King Jr.

There's an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up to provide a facade of law and orde
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Tennessee Court Highlights Ability Of Private Citizen To Conduct Traffic Stops posted 08/25/2015, 10:11 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
To keep a convicted drunk driver from going free, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday decided to emphasize the private citizen's right to pull over other motorists, even for minor traffic infractions. A three-judge panel reviewed the September 2, 2012 incident in which Pigeon Forge Police Officer Jeremy Croce stopped Steven Roy Wilburn outside of his jurisdiction. Though he did not realize it, the officer was not in Pigeon Forge -- best known as the home of Dollywood -- when he saw... (more)


Austin Police Institute "No Refusal" Blood Draws Until "End Of Summer" posted 08/25/2015, 10:10 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Austin, Texas, Police Department has announced the implementation of a “no refusal” policy until the “end of summer,” by which officers can forcibly extract blood samples and breath tests from drivers without consent.

“The no refusal initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws, keep the public safe, and to conduct blood search warrants on suspects who refuse to give a breath or blood specimen as required by law,” the department claimed in a press release. “A high number o
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Whistleblowers Band Together To Sue FBI, NSA And DOJ For Malicious Prosecution, Civil Liberties Violations posted 08/25/2015, 10:10 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Resistance]
This should be fun. A bunch of whistleblowers that were hounded, surveilled and prosecuted/persecuted by the US government are banding together to sue all the big names in domestic surveillance.

Thomas Drake, Diane Roark, Ed Loomis, J. Kirk Wiebe and William Binney have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the NSA, F
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Police Regularly Use Stingrays Without A Warrant To Find Petty Criminals, Then Try To Hide That Fact posted 08/25/2015, 10:10 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over the last few years, we've published a ton of stories about the growing police reliance on Stingray cell site simulator devices (also known as IMSI catchers), that mimic a real cell phone tower and help provide the location of a certain mobile phone. As we've written, these devices have been super popular with police departments, who often receive them from the federal government with strict non-disclosure agreements, which me... (more)


DOJ Dismisses Case After Court Explains That Feds Can't Just Grab Someone's Laptop At The Border posted 08/25/2015, 10:10 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Remember the 4th Amendment? We hear it's making a comeback. Back in May, we had a story about another court explaining to the government that, contrary to popular belief within Homeland Security, the 4th Amendment does still apply at the border, and thus Border Patrol can't just take someone's laptop without a warrant.

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Trump Explains 'The Specifics' Of His Immigration Plan In One Word posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: General]


"Management."

Of course, Trump can't share "the specifics" of his plan because doesn't have them.

Like every other politician, including those Stephanopoulos would never dare "grill," Trump speaks in vague generalities promising to solve all problems simply though his attaining power.

Unlike every oth
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Lew Rockwell & Tom Woods Talk Donald Trump posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (Tom Woods)
[Category: General]


"No doubt Donald Trump would be a bad president, as they all are -- though his observation that the Iraq war was a disaster, and that while Saddam kept terrorists under control, Iraq is now a haven for terrorism, is better than we hear from anyone else -- but surely there is more to say about the Trump phenomenon."


Meet The Voters Fueling The Donald Trump Surge posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (YouTube)
[Category: General]


Bill Burr On Donald Trump's Appeal posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (CONAN)
[Category: General]


Bill appreciates that Donald shoots from the hip, even if he's still a filthy rich plutocrat.


Donald Trump's New Twitter Tirade Against Megyn Kelly posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (CNN)
[Category: General]
As Fox News host Megyn Kelly returned from vacation, the Republican presidential candidate used Twitter late Monday night to slam her return during the airing of her show, saying that host "must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game."

Then he tweeted another one, suggesting Kelly goes back on vacation: "I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!"

He even retweeted a tweet
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Chinese Markets Crash Again In Biggest Collapse In 20 Years posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (RT)
[Category: Economy]
The index has fallen 22 percent since August 19.

Investors were rattled as the China Securities Regulatory Commission made no attempt to reassure markets after Monday's crash, as they did a month ago after an 8.5 percent drop.

"It's panic selling and an issue of confidence," Wei Wei, an analyst at Huaxi Securities in Shanghai, told Bloomberg News.“The government won't step in to rescue the market again, as it's a global selloff and it's spreading everywhere now. It
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...after a ridiculous run-up.


China Censoring Black Monday On Country's Biggest Search Engine, Baidu posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Economy]
Users looking for an explanation of why their stocks are in freefall met by a message saying that ‘Due to related rules & policy, some search results won't be shown.’... (more)
No doubt an effective policy people cannot get around!


Marc Faber: The Global Economy Is Entering An Epic Slump posted 08/25/2015, 10:08 AM (Chris Martenson)
[Category: Economy]
Famed investor and author of the Gloom, Doom, Boom Report, Marc Faber, returns to the podcast this week to discuss the slowdown in the global economy, signs of which he claims are multiplying fast all around the world.

He predicts the next year is going to be an especially bruising one for investors, and recommends a combination of diversification and defense for those with financial capital to protect:
I do not believe that the global economy is healing. I ... (more)

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