Cheap Video Technology Is Putting a Price Tag on Police Brutality

Posted on September 25, 2014

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A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar […]

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Walmart Bank: Free Checking — No Overdraft Fees

Written by Gary North on September 24, 2014

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Walmart is about to give traditional banks a run for our money. For a $9.95 a month fee, if you don’t have $500 in the account, you will be able to get free checking — no extra fees. The banks have been cleaning up on overdraft charges and bounced check charges. In 2013, they pulled […]

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“A Snitch in Time Saves Nine” — DHS Unofficial Motto

Posted on September 24, 2014

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By John Whitehead “There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”—Professor Robert Gellately […]

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Homeschool Moms: Monetize Your Hard Work

Written by Gary North on September 23, 2014

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The following strategy would not work if every successful homeschool mom followed my advice. There are too many of them. The competition would be too stiff. But they will not follow my advice. Why not? Because they lack self-confidence. No matter how well their own children do, they think: “I’m not very good.” They do […]

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China’s Vast Amateur Spy Network: Kiss Patents Goodbye

Written by Gary North on September 23, 2014

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The patent system is hopeless. China can violate it daily, and does. China can violate it systematically, and does. The FBI cannot stop this. Nothing can stop this. But if the Chinese can get away with this, it means that NSA and the entire domestic spying network is hopeless, too. The American public is oblivious […]

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Naming World War II: A Study in Government Efficiency

Written by Gary North on September 23, 2014

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Dr. Greg Bradsher is the Senior Archivist at the National Archives. He has inadvertently written one of the great comedic lines in official U.S. government history. Background: Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945. That was late spring. Summer began on June 21. On August 9, Japan surrendered. Here is Dr. Bradsher’s sentence: During the summer […]

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UN Meets to Solve Climate Change. Again.

Written by Gary North on September 22, 2014

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We read this on the United Nations Organization’s website. Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available […]

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Texas So-Called Militia Members Are Confused About the Border

Written by Gary North on September 22, 2014

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This caught my attention. Several independent ‘milita’ groups, concerned over what they see as a porous southern border and unchecked illegal immigration, plan to block traffic on Saturday at several international ports of entry in the Rio Grande Valley, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports. Militias have been flocking to the border since July in what the […]

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Ebola Cannot Be Stopped by the Keystone Cops

Posted on September 20, 2014

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A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to bring the deadly virus rapidly under control, aid agencies have warned. “The missing link is staff,” Athalia Christie, deputy for global health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has […]

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