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Social Security employee accused of taking $55,000 in kickbacks from the disabled External Link

(dccrimestories.com) A Social Security Administration employee has been charged with demanding and receiving $55,000 in kickbacks from D.C. residents seeking disability benefits.
Sacred Silence  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


Airport TSA agents give full-body patdowns to children aged 2 and 6

Airport TSA agents give full-body patdowns to children aged 2 and 6 External Link

(dailymail.co.uk) A video has surfaced online showing what appears to be a pair of Transportation Security Administration officers giving two young children full-body pat-downs in a U.S. airport.
Civil Liberties  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


Albuquerque police officer fatally shoots 19-year old woman External Link

(bigstory.ap.org) A woman suspected of car theft was fatally shot during a chase with ABQ police, making her the third person in five weeks to be killed by officers despite federal orders to reduce the use of deadly force and reform a culture of abuse and aggression.
U.S. News  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment




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Supreme Court approves state's ban on affirmative action External Link

(usatoday.com) The 6-2 decision came in a case brought by Michigan, where a voter-approved initiative banning affirmative action had been tied up in court for a decade.
U.S. News  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


Georiga Govorner to Sign "Safe Carry" Gun Bill External Link

(nbcnews.com) At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign one of the most permissive state gun laws in the nation, it will allow licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including bars and government buildings.
Civil Liberties  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


US troops arrive in Poland for war exercises External Link

(foxnews.com) U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month.
U.S. News  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


Supreme Court upholds anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify traffic stop

Supreme Court upholds anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify traffic stop External Link

(washington.cbslocal.com) The justices voted 5-4 Tuesday to uphold a traffic stop in northern California in which officers subsequently found marijuana in the vehicle. The officers themselves did not see any evidence of reckless driving.
Civil Liberties  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


Burning Man organizer plans 30 days of anarchy next to Bundy Ranch standoff site External Link

(washingtontimes.com) The event appears to blatantly mock the defiant rancher, who has engaged in a long-term battle with the BLM over unpaid federal grazing fees.
Other News  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


No-fly list used by FBI to coerce Muslims into informing, lawsuit claims External Link

(theguardian.com) In recent years Muslim community leaders in the US have stated that they feel law enforcement at times considers them a target, particularly thanks to mosque infiltrations and other surveillance practices.
Civil Liberties  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


#myNYPD Twitter campaign backfires, promotes photos of police brutality instead of positive encounters with public

#myNYPD Twitter campaign backfires, promotes photos of police brutality instead of positive encounters with public External Link

(nydailynews.com) An exercise in social media outreach turned #epicfail Tuesday when users flooded the Twittersphere with some of the NYPD's most infamous moments of brutality.
Mass Media  |  April 23, 2014  |  Comment


Skydiver falls to his death in the middle of family's easter egg hunt External Link

(breitbart.com) The Dye family of New Jersey had their Easter egg hunt interrupted Sunday when a skydiver fell out of the sky in a fatal accident in Washington Township.
Other News  |  April 22, 2014  |  Comment


EPA Faces Criticism for Decadent, Energy Wasting Earth Day Tour External Link

(breitbart.com) The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility took a swipe at the EPA for sending bureaucrat Gina McCarthy on a greenhouse gas laden week-long tour that "far exceeds" any benefit from her climate change proselytizing.
U.S. News  |  April 22, 2014  |  Comment


Plane Hopping Teen Exposes Airport Security Holes External Link

(hosted.ap.org) Although the 15-year-old apparently wanted nothing more than to run away, his success in slipping past layers of security early Sunday morning made it clear that a determined person can still get into a supposedly safe area and sneak onto a plane.
Sacred Silence  |  April 22, 2014  |  Comment


Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged

Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged External Link

(latimes.com) At a time when the still sluggish economy has sent a flood of jobless young adults back home, older people are quietly moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts.
U.S. News  |  April 22, 2014  |  Comment


Battle lines harden at the Bundy Ranch External Link

(latimes.com) The battle lines are hardening in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's so-called range war against the federal government over his right to graze cattle on public lands.
U.S. News  |  April 22, 2014  |  Comment




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Tax Day Tax Revenue Set All-Time Record External Link

(cnsnews.com) Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit an all-time record of $1,428,710,000,000 from the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1 through April 15, the deadline for filing federal tax returns for 2013, according to the Daily Treasury Statement.
U.S. News  |  April 22, 2014  |  Comment


Three More Alleged Hollywood Sex Abusers Named in Bryan Singer Case External Link

(variety.com) Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court.
Sacred Silence  |  April 22, 2014  |  Comment


Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels External Link

(washingtontimes.com) The suicide rates for U.S. military members who serve in special forces, like the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers, have hit all-time highs.
Sacred Silence  |  April 21, 2014  |  Comment


Military Police on Patrol at Boston Marathon

Military Police on Patrol at Boston Marathon External Link

(bostonherald.com) The start line in the quaint town of Hopkinton is flanked by hundreds of local, state and military police.
Civil Liberties  |  April 21, 2014  |  Comment


California Governor Jerry Brown Grants Dozens of Drug Pardons External Link

(huffingtonpost.com) California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has granted pardons to 63 individuals, many of whom had been convicted of minor drug offenses. Brown's office announced the pardons in a Friday statement.
Civil Liberties  |  April 20, 2014  |  Comment


Virginia moves to restore civil rights to non-violent felony drug offenders  External Link

(roanoke.com) Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to announce today that he will shrink the time violent felons must wait to seek reinstatement of their voting rights and will remove some offenses from that list.
Civil Liberties  |  April 18, 2014  |  Comment


IRS Looks to Implement License-Plate Tracking System External Link

(bloomberg.com) The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints.
Civil Liberties  |  April 18, 2014  |  Comment


Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch External Link

(westernjournalism.com) After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over.
U.S. News  |  April 18, 2014  |  Comment


Alaska Pot Legalization Campaign Will Donate to Opponents if They Can Prove Alcohol Is Less Harmful Than Pot External Link

(alaskadispatch.com) The "marijuana is safer" message proved to be very effective in Colorado during their 2012 legalization campaign and it should be a big focus in Alaska this year as well.
Civil Liberties  |  April 18, 2014  |  Comment


Lawsuit Exposes Hollywood's Underground Pedophile Network

Lawsuit Exposes Hollywood's Underground Pedophile Network External Link

(dailymail.co.uk) Actor Michael Egan describes in detail how he was sexually molested regularly as a child at sordid pool parties attended by Hollywood power players, including Bryan Singer, who is currently directing an upcoming X-men film.
Sacred Silence  |  April 18, 2014  |  Comment


Ron Paul's Group "Campaign for Liberty" Fined by IRS for Not Handing Over Donor List External Link

(foxnewsinsider.com) Ron Paul has become the newest target of the IRS. The agency is demanding that the former presidential candidate's group, Campaign for Liberty, releases its list of donors.
Other News  |  April 17, 2014  |  Comment


Study: Marijuana legalization doesn't increase crime External Link

(msnbc.com) According to data from the Denver Police Department, violent crime fell by 6.9% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013. Property crime dropped by 11.1%.
Civil Liberties  |  April 17, 2014  |  Comment


Senator warns of executive order on biometric guns External Link

(thehill.com) Sen. John Cornyn is warning the Obama administration to not issue an executive order requiring that all new guns be made with biometric technology, such as finger-print recognition or bracelets.
Civil Liberties  |  April 17, 2014  |  Comment


Artificially intelligent, self-learning surveillance network watches entire city of Boston

Artificially intelligent, self-learning surveillance network watches entire city of Boston External Link

(dailycaller.com) Following the Boston Marathon bombings almost one year ago, the Boston Police Department started looking toward more high-tech means of securing the city against future attacks.
Technology  |  April 17, 2014  |  Comment


Al Gore Calls Global Warming Skeptics "Immoral, Unethical And Despicable" External Link

(weaselzippers.us) Gore fired up an audience of thousands to believe that global warming can be stopped. But it's possible only if each of us does our part.
Other News  |  April 17, 2014  |  Comment


University Installs Biometric Payment System External Link

(myfoxny.com) Customers register their social security number and phone number with an installed terminal along with payment information. After that they can pay via vein-scanning.
Technology  |  April 17, 2014  |  Comment


Harry Reid: Cliven Bundy and supporters are "domestic terrorists"

Harry Reid: Cliven Bundy and supporters are "domestic terrorists" External Link

(dailycaller.com) While many have condemned the strong-arming and pseudo-military tactics of the BLM in its standoff with Cliven Bundy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, reserved his criticism for the Bundy family and their many supporters -- which he labelled domestic terrorists.
U.S. News  |  April 17, 2014  |  Comment


86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers External Link

(cnsnews.com) Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know.
Other News  |  April 16, 2014  |  Comment


Feds: Detroit pension fund trustee pocketed basket of cash, trips for him and mistress External Link

(freep.com) For 30 years, attorney Ronald Zajac watched over Detroit's billion-dollar pension funds. He turned out to be a thief who made a $400,000 salary scamming the system, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Sacred Silence  |  April 16, 2014  |  Comment


NY High School Principal: "There are limits" to free speech External Link

(newyork.cbslocal.com) Two Long Island high school students have been suspended indefinitely for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school.
Civil Liberties  |  April 16, 2014  |  Comment


Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs External Link

(zerohedge.com) Prices for shrimp have jumped to a 14-year high in recent months, spurred by a disease that's ravaging the crustacean's population.
U.S. News  |  April 16, 2014  |  Comment



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