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A Very Brief History of Taxation in America (What You Should Know)

Posted by on March 28, 2017 in Government, Policies with 19 Comments
A Very Brief History of Taxation in America (What You Should Know)

Most Americans in 1913 paid no income tax. The average annual earnings of a middle-class family were approximately $800 and only people earning $3,000 or more annually were requested to voluntarily comply by filing a 1040 form to pay a one percent in taxes.

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New Wikileaks Vault 7 Release Proves The CIA Bugs “Factory Fresh” iPhones & Other Devices

New Wikileaks Vault 7 Release Proves The CIA Bugs “Factory Fresh” iPhones & Other Devices

Wikileaks has released another portion of Vault 7 today called “Dark Matter.” In this telling release comes the story of the CIA’s involvement in bugging a number of Apple products, including iPhones and the Macbook Air. In short, the leak exposes how the CIA infects Apple Mac computer firmware to gain ‘persistence’ on Apple devices, including laptops and phones. These projects have been developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB).

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Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits

Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Government, Internet Control, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits

Privacy and consumer advocates—and a seemingly endless chorus of Internet users—were expressing outrage on Thursday after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate passed a bill that will allow powerful media corporations to collect personal data of internet users without their consent and sell that information to the “highest bidder” for profit.

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Secret Presidential Memorandum issued to Declassify Anti-aging & Free Energy Technologies

Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Secret Presidential Memorandum issued to Declassify Anti-aging & Free Energy Technologies

Whistleblower Goode was told about Trump issuing a Presidential Memorandum to declassify over 1000 patents, most of which deal with anti-aging and health technologies. Yet some deal with material science and biochemistry and a few involve free energy inventions. These technologies are widely used in a number of secret space programs, and the patents dealing with these have been repressed under national security orders.

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Judge Blocks Ban: “Human Decency” Over Trump’s “Disgraceful” Discrimination

Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Judge Blocks Ban: “Human Decency” Over Trump’s “Disgraceful” Discrimination

The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who explained that the travel ban proposed by Trump violates constitutional protections because “a reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequences of events leading to its issuance—would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion”—specifically Islam.

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The American Health Care Act Is a Wealth Grab, Not a Health Plan

Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 3 Comments
The American Health Care Act Is a Wealth Grab, Not a Health Plan

The AHCA is not a “health” plan. It’s a wealth grab for the already wealthy and will increase wealth inequality. Its benefits will go, first and foremost, to billionaires who make more money from investments than from work. The 400 highest-earning households in the country will get an average tax break of $7 million per year under the Republican plan.

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Donald Trump’s Immigrant Grandfather Once Begged Not to be Deported

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Donald Trump’s Immigrant Grandfather Once Begged Not to be Deported

In 1905, Friedrich Trump pleaded to remain in the country he felt was his home: “Why should we be deported? This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree — not to mention the great material losses it would incur. I would like to become a Bavarian citizen again.”

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GOP Plan Targets Poor, Sick, Elderly While Providing Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
GOP Plan Targets Poor, Sick, Elderly While Providing Tax Cuts for Wealthy

The Affordable Healthcare Act (AHCA), unveiled by House Republicans Monday night, dismantles major provisions of the ACA, or Obamacare, and puts in place a system of age-based tax credits for individuals to buy insurance. It includes tax breaks for wealthy insurance CEOs; and is generally “a nastier, more consumer-unfriendly proposal than even close followers could have expected.” Under this bill, the average American will be more likely to be uninsured, or insured with higher co-pays and deductibles, or “covered” with a plan worth as much as the plastic insurance card it’s issued on.

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The Deep State vs. President Trump: A No-Holds-Barred Clash Between Two Warring Camps

Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
The Deep State vs. President Trump: A No-Holds-Barred Clash Between Two Warring Camps

What is the Deep State? It’s a hybrid network of structures within which actual power resides. Except for a handful of Congresspersons, Deep State members have not been elected and are accountable to no one. They profoundly influence virtually every domestic and foreign matter of consequence.

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Congresswoman Proposes Unthinkable Solution To Refugee Crisis: “Stop Arming Terrorists”

Posted by on March 5, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Congresswoman Proposes Unthinkable Solution To Refugee Crisis: “Stop Arming Terrorists”

In a press conference this week, Gabbard called on President Trump to “end the regime change in Syria,” adding that this is what is causing the refugee crisis. “The most important question is, how do we address the cause of these people fleeing their homes,” Gabbard stated before pointing to a bill that she’s submitted to Congress this year that would help solve this problem.

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A Look Back At A Sad, Sorry Week in Liberty

Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
A Look Back At A Sad, Sorry Week in Liberty

People are cheerleading for the same oppressive state that created the problems to begin with.

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Spain Sets Massive Precedent — Charges Its Central Bankers in Court

Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Spain Sets Massive Precedent — Charges Its Central Bankers in Court

Spain’s highest national court charged the former head of Spain’s central bank, a market regulator, and five other banking officials over a failed bank leading to the loss of millions of euros for smaller investors.

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How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
How A Real War On Terrorism Would Look And Why The US Isn’t Fighting One

Since 2001, when then US President George Bush announced his “War on Terror,” presidents and politicians both in the United States and among America’s allies, have repeated this phrase and have done their utmost to convince the public that indeed, the West was fighting a “War on Terror.” Yet there is something disturbingly ambiguous about what exactly the “War on Terror” consists of, who it’s being waged against and how it could ever possibly be brought to a successful conclusion.

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Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees

“Voters will be looking to see if Trump breaks one of his top campaign promises by allowing Mulvaney to push his radical plan to cut Medicare and Social Security—and force millions of American seniors into poverty,” said Kait Sweeney, press secretary for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Any senator—Republican or Democrat—who sides with Mulvaney and Trump’s radical agenda that benefits bankers and billionaires at the expense of working families should expect fierce opposition in 2018 from Trump’s own voters.”

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US Soldiers Share the Truth About What “Fighting For Your Country” Actually Means

US Soldiers Share the Truth About What “Fighting For Your Country” Actually Means

I didn’t really understand what it meant to kill at first. It was horrible. The first time was horrible, the second time was horrible, the third time was numbing, the fourth time was numbing, but of course the first time sticks with you the longest.

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