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“Fix Bayonets!” The Feds Gave 12,000 Bayonets to Local Police Departments. Why?

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2014

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National Public Radio did something very useful recently. It investigated who got what in the U.S. government’s program to give military equipment to local police departments. This initial list raised more questions than it answered. The main question is this: “Why? 79,288 assault rifles 205 grenade launchers 11,959 bayonets 3,972 combat knives $124 million worth […]

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Bitcoins, Nude Photos, and Mordecai Jones

Written by Gary North on September 2, 2014

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The story of a hacker who was able to get into iCloud and steal photos of naked celebrity females who have more beauty than good sense is all over the Web. Another guy faked photos, and then sold them for Bitcoins. People with more Bitcoins than good sense or ethics bought them. The crime really […]

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Illegal Marijuana Market Goes to Pot

Written by Gary North on May 27, 2014

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Pot growers in Mexico are going bankrupt. Prices have fallen 75%. Why? It has been legalized in two states: Colorado and Washington. The price of pot has fallen 75%. This is basic economics. Competition drives down prices. But how? How does all that legal pot in two states get to other states? By car. Someone […]

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In New York, Annoying Someone Is No Longer A Felony

Written by John Odermatt on May 17, 2014

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Everyone has an annoying friend, or at least an annoying acquaintance that doesn’t understand common courtesy or how to conduct themselves appropriately in public settings. Some people are unlucky enough to know of or to be harassed by an annoying enemy that pursues a personal vendetta well past the point of acceptable interaction. Annoying people […]

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Former Fed Employee Is Charged With Felony For Threatening To Kill Boss

Posted on May 10, 2014

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Perhaps we should be more measured with our criticism of the Federal Reserve System. It is an emotional topic for many Americans, and it’s not hard to understand why. The Federal Reserve System is a direct cause of the systematic devaluation of the average citizen’s money and exacerbates the income gap by funneling freshly printed […]

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Arizona Makes “Revenge Porn” A Felony

Written by John Odermatt on May 2, 2014

Another controversial law was signed by Governor Jan Brewer this week in Arizona. The new legislation means Arizona will be the first state to make posting “revenge porn” online a felony offense. The Arizona Legislature unanimously passed the bill one week ago and the governor signed it into law last Wednesday. “Revenge porn”, also referred […]

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Woman’s Wild Ride Stops Bank Robber From Getting Away

Posted on April 28, 2014

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Who can possibly know why Tina Gleim made such a dangerously bold move? Whatever lit the fire under her, the volunteer treasurer for a nonprofit group — who has stage-four colon cancer — knows one thing for sure: Had she been sporting a vehicle fancier than her pickup truck with 190,000 miles on it, she […]

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