Illinois: Record a Cop and Go to Prison

Posted on December 12, 2014

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In March of this year the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s eavesdropping law, and rightfully so, as it was touted as the most unconstitutional law of its kind in the country. But Illinois, being the the corrupt and violent police state that it is, couldn’t let their police and other government officials be […]

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Government Buys Survivalist Packages for Bank Regulators

Posted on December 12, 2014

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The Department of Treasury is seeking to order survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. The emergency supplies would be for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which conducts on-site reviews of banks throughout the country. The survival […]

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Hanke on Bitcoin: It’s Not Money

Posted on December 12, 2014

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By Steve Hanke Kevin Dowd, a long-time friend and eminent free-banking authority, set his sights on Bitcoin in the book he published this summer: New Private Monies: A Bit Part Player? His work delivers a refreshingly accurate and straightforward assessment of Bitcoin, ignoring the hype which surrounds it. Both Kevin and I appreciate the importance […]

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Obama Bails Out Boehner: Monster Spending Bill Passes House

Posted on December 12, 2014

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President Barack Obama bailed out House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday night. After the House embarrassed Boehner by almost killing his 1,774-page $1.1 trillion cromnibus bill on a purely procedural vote earlier in the day, House Democrats pitched in to provide the votes to pass it. “My job tonight is to say thank you and […]

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Bitcoin Bust: Empty Wallets

Posted on December 12, 2014

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – After skyrocketing to more than a thousand dollars in price late last year and attracting global attention, bitcoin, the leading digital currency, has stalled. Figures obtained by Reuters show that while “wallets” – cyberspeak for accounts – are being created at a steady clip, many of them are empty. Analysts also […]

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Don’t Call It Torture, Says CIA Flack

Written by Gary North on December 11, 2014

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No, no, no: it was not torture. It was merely EIT. EIT? What’s EIT? “Enhanced interrogation techniques.” See? That didn’t hurt, did it? Just rename it. The CIA flack who appeared on the PBS News Hour hastened to tell us what a great job the CIA did to keep America safe. The CIA stopped a […]

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Your Car Is Spying on You

Written by Gary North on December 11, 2014

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You know about the “black box” (actually orange) that is on every jetliner. This lets the government know what happened after a crash. You know — the four boxes that somehow were never recovered in the 9-11 investigations. Remember now? Well, your car has one. Your car tracks you, if you have a new car. […]

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Bush Knew All About the CIA’s Activities — Cheney

Posted on December 11, 2014

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Former US President George W Bush was “fully informed” about CIA interrogation techniques condemned in a Senate report, his vice-president says. Speaking to Fox News, Dick Cheney said Mr Bush “knew everything he needed to know” about the program, and the report was “full of crap”. The CIA has defended its use of methods such […]

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