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An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
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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Archived News Thursday March 1st, 2012
Peter Schiff on American Citizenship posted 03/01/2012, 1:17 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
You have probably seen Peter Schiff on television, not once, but many times. Among the legions of indistinguishable talking heads out there, he stands out. He makes sense. He draws attention to reality. He is disregarding of the opinions and conventions that prevail on the financial news networks and just comes right out and says what few others are willing to say.

He gets away with it because he makes sense, is super articulate and is aggressive in getting his message out. Even if you don't watch television (I don't, not much), he has his own radio show, YouTube network, blog, social media accounts and much more. You could probably spend a good part of your day living alongside the mind of Schiff and still not hear it all.

He is also the author of How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes. I assure you that there is nothing else like this on the market today. In many ways, it is a work of genius. Imagine learning the complexities of macroeconomics and the business cycle through a series of cleverly drawn cartoons that illustrate a kind of economic parable.

It's great for kids, but also for adults. It was originally written by his father, Irwin Schiff, and became somewhat famous in the 1980s, but this new edition improves the original because the accompanying text reduces 100 years of scholarship into a plain-English explanation of economic development and the business cycle. The themes throughout are consistent: Production comes before consumption; debt is not substitute for saving; credit is no fix for debt; economic reality cannot be held at bay forever.

I had occasion to listen to a dinner lecture by Peter at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. The conventional wisdom is that a dinner speech should be super short — think 20 minutes — because
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I've been looking at getting Irish citizenship the last few days, if your grandfather was an Irish citizen, it seems like it's rather easy, supposedly it is similar for Italians. I'm still looking into the implications, IE do you have to do jury service, is there any taxes involved if you live out of state, etc. Also, they say you need your grandfather's birth certificate, hopefully they have it on record because I do not. Supposedly Irish/Italian citizenship through descent is the holy grail of citizenship, in that it only costs a few hundred bucks vs thousands and costly 'proof of residency' requirements elsewhere. - Chris, InfoLib

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Denarius posted 03/01/2012, 1:17 PM (The Dollar Vigilante)
[Category: Economy]
History repeats itself, so the scholars say. But according to Mark Twain it just rhymes. Literary quips and hair-splitting aside, I've found that one of the most valuable things anyone can do to advance their knowledge and understanding of the world is the study of history. Now I'm not talking about the kind of history you get in grade school and university, where all you're told to do is rote-memorization of people, dates and events. To get any value whatsoever out of studying h... (more)

Turns Out, They Had Nothing To Hide posted 03/01/2012, 1:17 PM (The Agitator)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Good reporting by Lucy Steigerwald on an outrageous 13-man SWAT raid, with flashbangs, on a home suspected of illegally growing medical marijuana. It’s of course legal to grow the stuff in Colorado if you have a patient card and stay under the state limit. The residents appear to have received the full brunt force of the SWAT team because they dared to exercise their constitutional rights.
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Inflation Is A Tax And The Federal Reserve Is Taxing The Living Daylights Out Of Us posted 03/01/2012, 1:15 PM (The Economic Collapse)
[Category: Economy]
Ronald Reagan once famously declared that inflation is a tax, but sadly most Americans did not really grasp what he was talking about.  If the American people truly understood what inflation was doing to them, they would be screaming bloody murder about monetary policy.  Inflation is an especially insidious tax because it is not just a tax on your income for one year.  It is a continual tax on every single dollar that you own.  As your mon... (more)

NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On 'Critical' Private Networks posted 03/01/2012, 1:12 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Well, we saw this one coming a mile away. Last week, in talking about the current fight in the Senate over the new cybersecurity legislation that's making the rounds, we noted that the behind-the-scenes story appeared to be that the NSA was going to Ehud Barak, who praised a deadly munitions explosion at a military b... (more)

Chicago Police Liable for Waitress Assult Coverup posted 03/01/2012, 1:11 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO (CN) - A waitress viciously beaten by a Chicago cop on camera convinced a federal judge to uphold her claim that the police department orchestrated a coverup.

Anthony Abbate Jr., an off-duty Chicago police officer, brutally attacked Karolina Obrycka in 2007, while she was bartending at Jesse's Shortstop Inn.

After Abbate drank heavily all night, repeatedly flexed his biceps and yelled "Chicago Police Department," Obrycka refused to serve Abbate m
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Flashback:
> Cops threaten reporters with arrest, ticket cars, for covering trial of cop who viciously attacked female bar tender
> Cop Who Brutally Beat Female Bartender Receives Probation

Kim Dotcom: US Govt Is Protecting An Outdated Monopolistic Business Model posted 03/01/2012, 1:11 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The dramatic shutdown of Megaupload and the US government’s case against the operators of the service has the potential to alter the entire service provider landscape, not just in the United States but all around the world. Indeed, some observers believe that has already happened. After defeating attempts to put him back behind bars yesterday, Mega founder Kim Dotcom is back with more insights into the reasons behind the site’s closure.
This is the real issue. The closure of Megaupload is the equivalent of the government shutting down Henry Ford for producing cars because it's forcing the horse and buggy industry to adapt. - Chris

'Irish SOPA' has been signed into law posted 03/01/2012, 1:11 PM (TheJournal.ie)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
JUNIOR MINISTER SEÁN Sherlock has this afternoon confirmed that the controversial statutory instrument that reinforces online copyright laws in Ireland has been signed into law.

Cop Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Five Women he Detained While on Duty posted 03/01/2012, 1:08 PM (Star Telegram)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT WORTH -- With his uniform and police badge, Daniel Lopez had the tools to find his victims.

Investigators say the Fort Worth officer "cased" several women he had detained, checking their records and asking questions for hints of vulnerabilities that he could exploit to get them into his patrol car and, ultimately, to perform sex acts.

"He would profile them to see if they had something in their background or something he could use to manipulate them to get them
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Cop Arrests & Strip-Searches Woman Who Refused to Leave Side of Stabbed Husband: Lawsuit posted 03/01/2012, 1:08 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Via Imperial Valley Press:
A sheriff’s sergeant and Imperial County are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the wife of a well-known El Centro bar owner, who claims she was falsely arrested and subjected to an improper strip search.

Plaintiff Ana Hicks also alleges that she was assaulted and battered by the offensive touching that occurred during booking at the Imperial
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Box Elder County Sheriff's deputy charged for illegal strip search posted 03/01/2012, 1:07 PM (ABC4)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A former Box Elder County Sheriff's Office deputy has been charged for performing an inappropriate strip search of an 17-year-old girl he had taken to his patrol car for questioning.

18-year-old Tamsen Reid of Salt Lake County had previously sued former Box Elder County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Womack, claiming he forced her to take off her clothes during a traffic stop in November of 2010.

[...]Even though Reid claimed she'd removed
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Woman says sheriff's deputy beat her in front of her child because she hesitated to show ID posted 03/01/2012, 1:07 PM (Macon.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WARNER ROBINS -- A Houston County woman has filed an excessive force lawsuit against a sheriff’s deputy alleging she was assaulted and beaten during a 2010 traffic stop.

Deputies Use Reporter's Face For Target Practice posted 03/01/2012, 1:04 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Apparently unhappy with one of his recent reports, deputies used an investigative journalist's face for target practice at the Sheriff's office shooting range.

Fox 8 found a photograph of its reporter Lee Zurik had been pinned on the target and shot at by police officers in St Bernard, New Orleans.

The unsettling discovery came after the reporter uncovered a long list of people - dozens of whom work for the Sheriff's office - who may have been involved in voter fra
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Iowa town could ban tattoos from parks posted 03/01/2012, 1:03 PM (WQAD)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
BETTENDORF, IOWA - The Bettendorf Park Board is considering a policy that would address the tattoos, piercings and attire that a guest is allowed to display at their city facilities.

Last summer at Splash Landing water park, a patron complained about another patron’s tattoo – stating it was inappropriate. The staff member asked the guest to cover their tattoo but the guest decided to leave instead.

Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Director, Steve Grimes says he unde
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Federal judge blocks anti-smoking images required on tobacco products posted 03/01/2012, 1:00 PM (CNN)
[Category: General]
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A federal mandate requiring tobacco companies to place graphic images on their products warning of the dangers of smoking was tossed out Wednesday by a judge in Washington, with the judge saying the requirements were a violation of free speech.
I remember someone saying they should put the same type images on ads for the military.

Quietly, Quietly, The Revolution Arrives posted 03/01/2012, 12:59 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
The Revolution is rapping on my door. And, in response, I garden.

I live down a gravel road on a 40 acre farm in Canada...and the Revolution still finds me. It is everywhere. Blogs. Forums. Twitter. Conversations overheard in the grocery store. The rebellion against governments is all-present even though the most important front may not be obvious to some. The deepest Revolution in North America is the quiet and largely invisible withdrawal of people from dependency on 'the syste
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UBS's Hickson Expects Gold Will Rise to $2,025 in 2012 posted 03/01/2012, 12:59 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
Feb. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Hickson, Hong Kong-based head of commodities research at UBS AG, talks about gold prices. He also discusses oil, copper, and agricultural commodities. He speaks with Susan Li on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Video:
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Policing the Porn Business posted 03/01/2012, 12:54 PM (Fox Business)
[Category: Health]

Adult film actress Kayden Kross and former prosecutor Wendy Murphy, weigh in on a new law in California that enforces a condom mandate for the pornography business.

Stockton could become biggest city to go bankrupt posted 03/01/2012, 12:52 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Economy]
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — City leaders seeking a way to dig out from under massive debts have taken a step toward making Stockton the nation's largest city to file for bankruptcy.

However, thanks to a new California law, the City Council's move also could be the first step toward avoiding such a dramatic move.

Transplant Denied: How Medical Marijuana Policy Kills Patients posted 03/01/2012, 12:37 PM (ReasonTV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

Norman Smith seemed to be making progress in his liver cancer recovery at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. He had some of the best doctors in the world, he was on a transplant list and he had completed a successful clinical trial that had his doctors dubbing him a "miracle man."

Then, his cancer returned and two months before he was would hav
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New cancer drugs being held back to save Government money, says GlaxoSmithKline boss posted 03/01/2012, 12:36 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Health]
GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Sir Andrew Witty warned that ministers were making false economies as they tried to grapple with the deficit in the public finances.

Spies in New Brunswick posted 03/01/2012, 12:35 PM (Andrew P. Napolitano)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
On June 2, 2009, a janitor in an office building in New Brunswick, N.J., noticed what he thought was terrorist-related literature and sophisticated surveillance equipment in an office he had been assigned to clean. He told his boss, who called the local police, who notified the FBI. Later in the day, the FBI and the New Brunswick police broke into the office and discovered five men busily operating the equipment. Four of the men were police officers from the New York City Police Department (NYPD... (more)

Dairy Farmer is Ready to Go to Jail Over Food Rights posted 03/01/2012, 12:35 PM (Farm Wars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
February 29, 2012–Baraboo, WI – Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger, who has a court hearing March 2 in Baraboo, expects and is prepared for arrest. The Wisconsin Department of Agricultural Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has charged Hershberger with four criminal misdemeanors that could land him in prison for three years with fines of over $10,000. The chargers are all related to Hershberger supplying a private buying club with fresh milk and other farm products.

Alabama refuses to allow DNA test which could exonerate death row inmate posted 03/01/2012, 12:35 PM (EndtheLie)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Three decades ago, Thomas Arthur was convicted of murder. He is scheduled to be executed next month, despite the many uncertainties in the prosecution’s case against him. As you read on about the events that have taken place since the murder of Troy Wicker on February 1, 1982, you will likely come to be astounded by the absurdity of the state’s case against Arthur.

Conservative News Media Mogul Andrew Breitbart Has Died posted 03/01/2012, 12:35 PM (Business Insider)
[Category: General]
Big Journalism.com reports that its founder, the pugnacious conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart has passed away of natural causes at the age of 43.

Who stops a government from forming when there is no government? posted 03/01/2012, 12:31 PM (r/Anarcho_Capitalism)
[Category: General]
A great Q&A on r/AnCap...



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