Harney County Committee of Safety’s Letter Asks Ammon Bundy to Leave Refuge by Steward Rhodes Committee to Ammon Bundy: “We ask that you organize your people, explain that your point has been made, and leave in a peaceful, honorable fashion.” During last night’s January 8, 2016 meeting of the Harney County Committee of Safety, in […]
Ammon, I believe you know that I respect you as a man of great, inspirational courage and conviction. And likewise for your brothers. It was your family’s inspiring courage and conviction at Bundy Ranch in Nevada that caused me, Oath Keepers as an organization (with hundreds of our members answering the call), and many other […]
There is a continual effort to convince American citizens – without evidence – that a “back door” must be created in our encryption systems so that terrorists do not have the upper hand. The world’s most renown security experts insist that it is simply not possible to create a “back door” – essentially, an intentional […]
In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
In an unsettling move, the FDA ignored 2 million public comments, 40 members of Congress, and 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations that had raised concerns over the approval of synthetic salmon for use as human food. The Federal regulators have approved genetically-engineered salmon as fit for human consumption. This will be the […]
Luke McDonagh, City University London The ink is dry and the full text of the major trade deal between the US and 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, has been released to the public. And it contains plenty of lessons that can be applied to the ongoing negotiations between the US and […]
by Julia Angwin ProPublica, Nov. 9, 2015, 11:57 a.m. TV makers are constantly crowing about the tricks their smart TVs can do. But one of the most popular brands has a feature that it’s not advertising: Vizio’s Smart TVs track your viewing habits and share it with advertisers, who can then find you on your […]
According to National Geographic, scientists are not sure that this bizarre mutation was been caused by the nuclear radiation in the area. They believe there are a number of other explanations possible. According to the twitter post, the radiation in the area is 0.5μSv at 1 meter above the ground.
In this era where ordinary Americans are mercilessly shamed, manipulated and made to feel complacent about racism, Kira Davis of Truth Revolt gives a simple message of encourage. We have a ways to go, but we are not “evil”. Kira Davis: The Language of Unity [video]
By Joy Rohde, University of Michigan In August, the police who faced protesters in Ferguson, Missouri looked more like soldiers than officers of the peace. Citizens squared off with a camouflage-clad police force armed with tear gas and grenade launchers, armored tactical vehicles and rifles with long-range scopes. Since then, government officials and the media […]
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist […]
Paris, November 13, 1787 DEAR SIR, I am now to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of October the 4th, 8th, & 26th. In the last you apologise for your letters of introduction to Americans coming here. It is so far from needing apology on your part, that it calls for thanks on mine. I […]
Marines’ children were dying. They and their spouses got cancer. Nobody would tell them why. Wider Film Projects presents the true story of official betrayal and how individual members of the U.S. Marine Corp have faithfully taken on the mission to search for the truth and rally assistance for their brothers and their families. This […]
Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson explains that the left her 20 year career because her investigative reports were tacitly suppressed due to the political implications. In the end she found it easy to leave because there wasn’t much for her to do. See the [video]
According to Reuters, missing flight MH370 carried 20 employees of Freescale Semiconductor, an Texas-based company that produces specialized computer chips for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. According to News 12, the missing flight also carried IBM executive Philip Wood who worked at IBM’s Kuala Lumpur office in Malaysia. [video]
Sarah Bajc, girlfriend of IBM executive Philip Wood who disappeared on Flight 370, states that the belief of the families is that the missing plane “was a part of a military operation of some sort”. “Maybe the follow-on doesn’t make sense yet but I’m sure that the military in Malaysia knew that that plane was there and […]
According to CNET, Verizon’s 2013 Transparency Report shows the Verizon received a stunning 320,000 request for customer data. It received over 164,000 subpoenas and over 70,000 legal orders. This includes 1,500 wiretap requests. Because of secrecy laws, Verizon was allowed to publish information about how much of the information was demanded use FISA. Verizon made […]
According to report from The Guardian, the NSA and the United Kingdom’s GCHQ have invested efforts in designing applications that can gather information from smartphones. The information gathered depends on the app in use but may contain the user’s age, gender, location and even sexual orientation. Read the [article].
According to Prof. Glenn Harlan Reynolds, professor of law at the University of Tennessee, Americans have reasons to not trust the current administration. The IRS scandal was “awful” and has done “tremendous damage”. Trust in the IRS requires public trust and its use as a political weapon brings into question the proper use of other, […]
According to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary under the Reagan Administration, the Federal Reserve no longer has any gold left. “That’s why they can only give Germany five tons of the 1,500 tons it’s holding”. Roberts said that the reason for the missing gold has been “the ability to supply large amounts […]
While acknowledging the importance of protecting from attacks by foreign entities, Sen. Patrick Leahy warned of the dangers of allowing the government to have great reach into the private lives of American citizens. “The concern everybody has is allowing our government to have such a reach into your private life, my private life, and everybody […]
According to a New York Times article written in November 2002, the Pentagon began construction of a computer system designed to serve as a dragnet for personal information in the U.S. and abroad. Vice Adm. John. M. Poindexter described the system as one which would provide “intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials” with instant access […]
Ladar Levison, owner of Lavabit, had shut down his service rather than “become complicit in crimes against the American people“. His service was allegedly used by Edward Snowden but, because of draconian laws passed since 9/11, neither he nor his attorney can confirm or deny that Snowden was, in fact, the subject of the investigation. Levison […]
The FCC cannot require that the internet traffic be treated equally and openly. This was effectively the ruling of a three judge panel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges ruled that the FCC acted inappropriately by requiring that the Internet be treated as a “common carrier”, a fundamental service like telephones, railroads […]
Former FISA Court Judge, John D. Bates slammed Congress’ proposed idea of having an independent privacy advocate on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court saying that it was unnecessary and would create too much work. Given the public’s perception of what appears to be mass, unrestrained surveillance of the American people, Congress lauded the plan […]
On the drive home, Americans hear reports of jobs being added to the economy but the economy continues its downward spiral. Why is this the case? What is grossly under-reported are the numbers of individuals who are no longer part of the labor force. Adding the number of jobs “added” to those lost, the result […]
Gun sales across the US have soared to new heights as Americans deal with economic uncertainties and growing concern over government interest in curtailing 2nd amendment rights. Read more here.
USA Today reports a backlash against unwarranted government checkpoints. The gradual and growing number of unwarranted police checkpoints across the United States is resulting in a backlash. The detaining of motorists, ostensibly for public safety, has long been denounced by civil liberties groups but has now come under harsh criticism in cities around the nation. The validity […]
Within a week of the explosion of the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, a cloud of radioactive gasses drifted over California. Nothing was said in the American news media, though alternative news sites reported the finding of independent citizens who monitor radiation much like amateur astronomers and ham radio operators work their fields. A staff […]
Court Says Border Searches Of Your Computer Are Okay Because You Shouldn’t Keep Important Info On Your Computer
As stated by the Techdirt article, Mike Masnick says that people do not have their 4th amendment right at the border, thereby giving customs the right to search through their laptops and phones. These kind of searches are troublesome since these devices have a unique way of storing information. A judge in New York, Edward […]