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“Drop Your Weapon! You have 3/10ths of a Second!” Bang.

Written by Gary North on December 17, 2014

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This man refused to obey in the allotted time, so he was shot dead by a cop. According to a “database of useful biological numbers” maintained by Harvard University, it takes us human beings between 0.10 and 0.40 seconds to blink our eyes. According to a lawsuit filed by John Crawford, the 22-year-old black man […]

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Senate Report on CIA’s Torture Techniques: They Failed

Posted on December 8, 2014

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Secretary of State John Kerry has asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to “consider” the timing of the expected release of a long-awaited report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques. Kerry called Feinstein to discuss the broader implications of the timing of publicly releasing a declassified summary of her committee’s report “because a lot is going on […]

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Women Arrested for Driving Cars in Saudi Arabia

Posted on December 8, 2014

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Two Saudi women detained nearly a week ago for violating the kingdom’s female driving ban were ordered held for 25 more days on Sunday, a relative told The Associated Press. The women, who were arrested Dec. 1 after driving into Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates, are supporters of a grassroots campaign launched last […]

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Government’s New Computer System: Goodbye Privacy

Posted on November 8, 2014

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Law enforcement officials nationwide now have the ability to search multiple sensitive databases, including spy agency intranets and homeland security suspicious activity reporting – with a single login. The breakthrough in interconnectivity is expected to close information gaps that, among other things, have contributed to the rise in homegrown terrorism and school shootings. “Let’s say […]

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Law Enforcement: “Stop Encryption — We Can’t Snoop!”

Written by Gary North on October 1, 2014

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The  law enforcement agencies are miffed at Google and Apple for having made it far harder for the snoopers to snoop.  The old law of economics holds up: “When prices rise, the quantity demanded falls.” The feds demand — at the older, lower prices — but no one responds. U.S. law enforcement officials are urging […]

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Will the IRS Monitor Sermons?

Written by Gary North on August 18, 2014

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This report appeared on the WND site. Imagine uttering the words “pro-life” in your church and finding yourself targeted by an investigation from the feared and reviled Internal Revenue Service. An expert on the First Amendment conflict between pastors and the federal agency, which says it is investigating speech delivered from pulpits, confirms that’s possible. […]

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Ferguson SWAT Team: No Photos, or You Go to Jail

Written by Gary North on August 15, 2014

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A reporter in a McDonald’s took a photo of a SWAT team member in Ferguson. The cop roughed him up and then arrested him. The cop would not say who he was. The story is here. Cops have carte blanche when there are riots outside. This includes inside a McDonald’s. Lawyer John Whitehead describes what […]

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Ron Paul Says We Need More Whistleblowers

Posted on July 30, 2014

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Seizing on the public’s demand for a louder voice in public affairs, former presidential candidate Ron Paul is expanding his media footprint with a call for an “epidemic of truth-telling” by whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Vietnam War-era tipster Daniel Ellsberg. Already the face of the web-based Ron Paul Channel, the libertarian Republican has just […]

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