By AARON KATERSKY and RUSSELL GOLDMAN / http://news.yahoo.com/
Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court’s ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Most of the hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001 were from Saudi Arabia, and the complaint states that much of the funding for the al-Qaeda terrorists came from Saudi Arabia.
An attempt to Saudi Arabia in 2002 was blocked by a federal court ruling that said the kingdom had sovereign immunity. That ruling was reversed Thursday by a three-judge federal panel. (more…)
SAN JOSE — When a woman called the police because she was having a domestic dispute with her husband, the last thing she expected was to be raped by the cop who arrived.
After the dispute with her husband, the woman wanted to stay in a nearby hotel.
Officer Geoffrey Graves and another officer drove her to that hotel, she got a room and said goodbye.
Then she fell asleep, thinking it was all over.
It turns out that Officer Graves stayed in the parking lot lurking outside her room,according to reports. (more…)
NEW YORK — The New York Police Department, the largest and most influential police force in the United States, is reportedly set to reform one of its most controversial street tactics in minority neighborhoods: busting those found with small amounts of pot.
For nearly two decades, New York City has been the marijuana arrest capital of the world, booking hundreds of thousands of people – the vast majority of them black and Latino young men – and charging them with felony-level crimes for possessing small amounts of the drug. (more…)
In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest situation unfolding in Mexico.
www.lewrockwell.com This talk was delivered at the Costa Mesa Mises Circle on Society Without the State, November 8, 2014.
The term “anarcho-capitalism” has, we might say, rather an arresting quality. But while the term itself may jolt the newcomer, the ideas it embodies are compelling and attractive, and represent the culmination of a long development of thought.
If I had to boil it down to a handful of insights, they would be these: (1) each human being, to use John Locke’s formulation, “has a property in his own person”; (2) there ought to be a single moral code binding all people, whether they are employed by the State or not; and (3) society can run itself without central direction. (more…)
Author: Rand Paul
The president is subverting the Constitution—and America’s latest undeclared war in the Middle East is just the latest example.
For a generation, Democrats stood up against Republican presidents who they deemed to be too eager to go to war—or too ready to put troops in harm’s way without the full consent of the American people through their elected representatives in Congress. (more…)
In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the crimes of Tony Blair and what he is currently up to.
We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.—President Harry S. Truman
Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation tactics. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment schemes.
These are the hallmarks of every authoritarian regime from the Roman Empire to modern-day America, yet it’s the secret police—tasked with silencing dissidents, ensuring compliance, and maintaining a climate of fear—who sound the death knell for freedom in every age. (more…)
On the other hand, this last August, Fox News reported close to 110 million Americans are receiving government assistance, including Medicaid, subsidized housing, food stamps, and welfare. In fact, 83 million people collected Medicaid and 51.5 million people collected and used food stamps.
Michael Tanner, from the Cato Institute, reported to Fox News that in some states welfare recipients receive benefits that are equivalent to a $20 an hour salary, whereas most states pay a minimum wage of $7.25.
Tanner explained the following to Fox News.
“So in many cases people could actually do better on welfare than they could in an entry level job.” (more…)
Jennifer S. Mann / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (MCT) — People who feel their rights are being violated by police will be able to record and instantly send a video of it to the ACLU using a new smartphone app available in some states.
The app also permits the user to summon others to the scene to observe, to file an instant complaint to the ACLU and to review constitutional rights.
Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the ACLU of Missouri, said Thursday the idea is to help ensure that police stops are conducted properly — and to provide evidence for court if they’re not. (more…)
Allison Jackson, GlobalPost
“There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won.”
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made that remark more than three years ago and it still holds true today — only the gap between the richest and the poorest has gotten even wider.
Here’s how bad it is: Oxfam now calculates that the 85 richest billionaires on the planet, including the likes of Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, have as much money as the 3.5 billion poorest people. (more…)
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An anonymous reader writes with this story about how Berlin has become a haven for Laura Poitras and other journalists who want to limit the amount of NSA disruption in their lives.“It’s the not knowing that’s the hardest thing, Laura Poitras tells me. ‘Not knowing whether I’m in a private place or not.’ Not knowing if someone’s watching or not. Though she’s under surveillance, she knows that. It makes working as a journalist ‘hard but not impossible’. It’s on a personal level that it’s harder to process. ‘I try not to let it get inside my head, but I still am not sure that my home is private. And if I really want to make sure I’m having a private conversation or something, I’ll go outside.’
…..We’re having this conversation in Berlin, her adopted city, where she’d moved to make a film about surveillance before she’d ever even made contact with Snowden. Because, in 2006, after making two films about the US war on terror, she found herself on a ‘watch list’. Every time she entered the US – ‘and I travel a lot’ – she would be questioned. ‘It got to the point where my plane would land and they would do what’s called a hard stand, where they dispatch agents to the plane and make everyone show their passport and then I would be escorted to a room where they would question me and oftentimes take all my electronics, my notes, my credit cards, my computer, my camera, all that stuff.’ She needed somewhere else to go, somewhere she hoped would be a safe haven. And that somewhere was Berlin.”
By GEMMA MULLIN FOR MAILONLINE
- Tony Blair signed contract with PetroSaudi to promote it to Chinese leaders
- The firm, founded by senior member of Saudi royal family, proposed fees of £41,000 and a 2% commission on any successful deals he brokered
- In turn the Saudi oil firm was told it was not allowed to disclose Blair’s role
- It is the first time a detailed contract by his office has been disclosed
- Revelations may bring fresh criticism to his role as Middle East peace envoy
- Blair’s office maintains work with firm had ‘nothing to do with Middle East’
Tony Blair signed a secret contract with a Saudi oil firm, which promised him £41,000 a month and commission on deals he helped broker, it has been claimed.
The former prime minister signed the agreement with PetroSaudi – founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family – in November 2010 in a deal that would promote the firm to Chinese leaders.
It proposed fees of £41,000 a month and a two per cent cut on any successful negotiations for Blair, while the firm was told it was prohibited from disclosing his role without consent. (more…)
Before the Ping May, a rusty cargo vessel, could disembark from the port of Santa Marta en route to the Netherlands in late August, Colombian inspectors boarded the boat and made a discovery. Hidden in the ship’s chain locker, amidst its load of coal bound for Europe, were approximately 40 kilograms, or about ninety pounds, of cocaine. A Colombian Coast Guard official told The Nation that there is an ongoing investigation.
The seizure of the narcotics shipment in the Caribbean port occurred far away from Kentucky, the state in which Senator Mitch McConnell is now facing a career-defining election. But the Republican Senate minority leader has the closest of ties to the owner of the Ping May, the vessel containing the illicit materials: the Foremost Maritime Corporation, a firm founded and owned by McConnell’s in-laws, the Chao family. (more…)
In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the lies of the death of Osama Bin Laden and the seal team 6 mixup.
Our friend Popeye from Fed Jack made this emotional video that you should watch
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks about the latest news about the death and abuse of kids while they are under the state’s custody.
Diane Roark is a former congressional staffer who was assigned to the intelligence committee. Undaunted by FBI raids on her home and others who also served on that committee, she now comes forward to reveal NSA secrets that she learned of.
By: TheDenverChannel.com Team
DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed $26.8 billion Colorado budget, unveiled Monday afternoon, includes two rebates for taxpayers.
There is some good news for taxpayers.
Taxpayer rebates totaling $167.2 million are mandated by Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, assuming current law and the September forecast by the Office of State Planning and Budget.
A $30.5 million rebate for new marijuana taxes is coming. Total state marijuana revenue was different than what was projected in the election blue book for 2013’s Proposition AA. Because the estimate was off, under TABOR, the state must refund the money being collected or ask voters again to keep it. (more…)