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on August 11, 2015 in World News

FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can’t Access

FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can’t Access The police and surveillance state predicted in the forward-looking 1940s classic “1984” by George Orwell, has slowly, but steadily, come to fruition. However, like a frog sitting idly in a pan of steadily-warming water, too many Americans still seem unaware that the slow boil of big government is killing their constitutional liberties. The latest sign of this stealth takeover of civil rights and freedom was epitomized in recent Senate testimony by FBI Director James Comey, who voiced his objections to civilian use of encryption to protect personal data… View Article

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on August 11, 2015 in World News

Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America By John W. Whitehead “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas.”—Journalist Lewis Lapham Being a citizen in the American corporate… View Article

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on August 11, 2015 in World News

Heavily-armed white men patrol Ferguson, ‘ready to confront authorities to defend US Constitution’

Heavily-armed white men patrol Ferguson, ‘ready to confront authorities to defend US Constitution’ Armed to teeth with semi-automatic assault rifles and handguns, members of the Oath Keepers militia, formed of former and current law enforcement and military officers, have blended into the crowd of Ferguson protesters, saying “We’re on your side.” At least four members of the ‘Oath Keepers’ arrived in Ferguson, on early Tuesday and began patrolling the West Florissant Avenue, walking through the crowds of protesters gathered there for a ‘day of civil disobedience’ following the anniversary of the killing of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown, shot dead by… View Article

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on August 11, 2015 in World News

Conservatives ‘Sick’ of Media, Democrats, GOP Joining Forces to Destroy Outsiders

Conservatives ‘Sick’ of Media, Democrats, GOP Joining Forces to Destroy Outsiders Mark Levin’s opening segment on his Monday radio broadcast attacked America’s media for focusing on superficial issues while the country faces existential threats. [Audio via The Right Scoop.] I’ve been giving this a lot of thought–the debate, the Republican Party, the candidates, Donald Trump, Fox News, you–let me tell you what I think’s going on here… Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)and Karl Rove and their ilk, the Republican establishment in Washington, DC–an enormously powerful force that really has only been beaten two times in my life:… View Article

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on August 11, 2015 in World News

Armed Homeless Man Intervenes, Saves Woman Under Attack

Armed Homeless Man Intervenes, Saves Woman Under Attack by AWR Hawkins On August 6, an armed homeless man intervened, saving a woman who had been thrown to ground where she was allegedly being beaten and kicked by her ex-boyfriend. The incident occurred outside a liquor store in Fresno, California. According to ABC 30, the homeless man—Paul DeLeon—said he saw the attack and had to act. He said, “I mean he was kicking her hard too, right in the head, and I couldn’t just stand there and do nothing.” The man allegedly hit the woman so hard he knocked her unconscious…. View Article

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on August 10, 2015 in World News

Digital takeover: 71% mags lose subscribers, online news overtakes TV

Digital takeover: 71% mags lose subscribers, online news overtakes TV By Paul Bedard Online websites have now cemented their position as the nation’s No. 1 source of news, overtaking television and practically burying print publications six feet under as younger Americans embrace digital platforms. The latest evidence comes from the circulation report on the nation’s top 125 magazines that found a six-month drop of 11.4 percent this year following a 14.2 percent drop in the last six months of 2014. The biannual Alliance for Audited Media found that “total paid circulation” for 86 of 125 top magazines, or 71...

Digital takeover: 71% mags lose subscribers, online news overtakes TV By Paul Bedard Online websites have now cemented their position as the nation’s No. 1 source of news, overtaking television and practically burying print publications six feet under as...

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on August 10, 2015 in World News

Teflon Don: Trump at 32 Percent in New Post-Debate Poll

Teflon Don: Trump at 32 Percent in New Post-Debate Poll by Matthew Boyle He is truly “Teflon Don.” Republican frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump has jumped seven points—a remarkable hike in the polls—after the GOP debate in Cleveland, Ohio, last week and a subsequent spat with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. The Morning Consult poll of 746 self-identified Republicans and GOP-leaning independents has Trump with a commanding lead over the entire rest of the field at 32 percent. That means he leads the next three candidates—former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or Sen. Marco… View Article

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on August 10, 2015 in World News

Gun control? Americans increasingly see more guns as the solution, not the problem.

Gun control? Americans increasingly see more guns as the solution, not the problem. By Amber Phillips Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress. And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further — and bringing the rest of America along with them. Former Texas governor Rick Perry, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, argued after last week’s deadly shooting at a Lafayette, La., movie theater that Americans should be allowed to bring guns into movie theaters — and everywhere else — to prevent such crime. It’s an echo of a… View Article

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on August 10, 2015 in World News

Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones by AWR Hawkins Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that… View Article

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