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Business DoD training manual suggests Founding Fathers followed ‘extremist ideology’

A Department of Defense training manual obtained by a conservative watchdog group pointed to the original American colonists as examples of an extremist movement, comments that have sparked fear of a broader crackdown on dissent…

Business Making the World the ‘Enemy’

After 9/11, President George W. Bush turned to Civil War precedents to create military tribunals for trying alleged “terrorists.” But in applying those draconian rules to a worldwide battlefield, he created the nightmarish potential for…

Business Is Government Just Spying Like a Giant Peeping Tom … Or Is It Actively USING that Information in Mischievous Ways?

Favoring “Friends” and Harassing “Enemies” … Propaganda … Cyber-Warfare … Track ‘Em and Whack ‘Em You know that the NSA and other government agencies are spying on all Americans. But is the government just passively…

Business Armed TSA teams now roam in public, conduct “suspicionless searches” on demand

That police state you were warned of has already arrived. Federal agents make their presence known at a train station (Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau) America’s illusions of freedom are becoming more and more transparent,…

Business FBI Terror Task Force Probes Flier’s Exposure

Along with disrupting al-Qaeda plots and keeping the homeland safe, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is also investigating whether a Utah man exposed himself on an airplane after inadvertently getting a peppermint-scented topical pain…

Business From foster care into the sex trade

Lawmakers are trying to make sure teenage sex trafficking victims get social services instead of criminal records Every year, federal and state governments pour millions of dollars into combatting sex trafficking through local and federal…

Business Even little kids have a wage gap

Girls do more housework than boys — and they make less in allowance for what they do Gender as an organizing principle for how we value labor appears to have depressingly early, yet unsurprising, roots….

African-American Snowden: American media ‘abdicated their role as check to power’

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on the offensive against his critics in the US, accusing the mainstream media there of failing their audiences “for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the…

Business White House rejects idea of ‘gun-free zone’ around Obama

After the Newtown shooting, 40,000 people signed a petition calling for the establishment of a “Gun Free Zone” around the president. The White House this week responded, rejecting the petition and claiming Obama faces “serious”…

Business No to killer drones: UN chief calls for UAV surveillance use only

UN chief Ban Ki-moon said drones should be used for surveillance only, and those countries using armed UAVs must act within international law. Ban delivered his comments in Pakistan, where US drone strikes have killed…

Business Bitcoin breakdown: US bank regulator probes virtual currency

Worried the virtual-currency does not comply with state money-transaction laws and will be used for illegal activities, New York’s banking regulator has issued subpoenas for about two dozen companies involved in the billion dollar crypto…

Business There is no terrorist threat: The feds want you to think there is, compliant media goes along

Summertime, and the chicanery is easy. The Obama administration’s latest rendering of our invisible but eternal “terrorist threat,” I mean. After a week of ghost stories about an imminent but vaporous plot on the part…

Business The NSA-DEA police state tango

So the paranoid hippie pot dealer you knew in college was right all along: The feds really were after him. In the latest post-Snowden bombshell about the extent and consequences of government spying, we learned…

Business Why Are So Many People Choosing To Leave The United States Permanently?

Have things gotten so bad that it is time to leave the United States for good?  That is a question that a lot of Americans are dealing with these days, and an increasing number of…

Business World’s heaviest burden: Japan’s debt tops 1 quadrillion yen

Japan’s national debt exceeded 1,000 trillion yen, or $10.46 trillion, for the first time. It’s now well above 200% of the country’s GDP and is larger than that of Germany, France and the UK combined….

Business Hundreds mourn teen artist tasered to death by Miami cop

An emotionally-charged rally has been held at the site where 18-year-old Miami graffiti artist Israel Hernandez-Llach was shot with a Taser gun, dying shortly after. Hundreds of friends, supporters and relatives of the teenager gathered…

Business Lawmakers Issued License Plates That Make Them ‘Invisible’ To Traffic Cams And Parking Tickets

here are rules for the common people and rules for their “leaders,” and only in rare cases do the same rules cover both. Chris Morran at the Consumerist points out how politicians (yet again) are…

Business Hiroshima Day observed

Calling for ‘no more Hiroshimas’, the 68th anniversary of the Hiroshima Day was observed in the city on Tuesday. The programme was jointly organised by the State Information and Public Relations Department (I&PRD), in association…

Business Online guns sales pose larger threat than gun shows

Gun control advocates may now face tougher opposition online than at the free-market gun shows they have struggled against for years after researchers found thousands of firearms of all sorts advertised for sale on Internet…

Business Swiftcoin Equals Free, Encrypted Communication

Swiftcoin is the solution to securing Internet communications against mass surveillance. With all the revelations about the surveillance vacuum that sucks everything into it; it’s easy to feel powerless. But no one should be. Technology…

Business Celebrity Arrests Soar after Police Discovery of Jimmy Savile Secret Lair

Names and sexual details of hundreds of girls were scrawled across huge wall in a scene from a horror film Stunned officers chipped away plaster at a ­record shop wall and unveiled a hidden list…

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