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Prohibition Politics: NIH Chief Ignorant of Cannabis Research

Prohibition Politics: NIH Chief Ignorant of Cannabis Research

Research papers on cannabis number in the tens of thousands, yet the NIH chief claims to know very little about the science of pot on respiratory health and IQ. Why?

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‘Citizens Won Today’: Judge Strikes Down Nebraska’s Keystone XL OK

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
‘Citizens Won Today’: Judge Strikes Down Nebraska’s Keystone XL OK

In a victory for opponents of the Keystone XL, a local judge on Wednesday struck down a law that would allow the tar sands pipeline to pass through Nebraska, the Associated Press is reporting. Republican Gov. Dave Heineman approved TransCanada’s pipeline over a year ago, but in a ruling today Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy states that Nebraska’s Legislative Bill 1161, which allowed for pipeline companies to go around the state’s Public Service Commission to get approval, is unconstitutional, and therefore the governor’s action was “predicated on an unconstitutional statute” and as such is null and void.

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Minority Report Is Here: Chicago Residents Get Police Visit Based on Pre-Crime Surveillance List

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
Minority Report Is Here: Chicago Residents Get Police Visit Based on Pre-Crime Surveillance List

With the quickening pace of technological advancement it is no surprise to see “ideas” become reality quicker than ever before. Philip K. Dick explored the concept of pre-crime in his short story “The Minority Report” in 1956. We are now at the point where “Minority Report” is being used as a sound description of current technological applications, even in mainstream news, which means that the future is actually the present. Below you will find 10 signs that we have now entered the world depicted in fiction.

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How the Banksters Steal Your Wealth Using the Modern Banking System

Written by on February 15, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Bankers & Wall St. with 0 Comments
How the Banksters Steal Your Wealth Using the Modern Banking System

Did you know that every time the Federal Reserve (Fed) prints money (also known as quantitative easing), they are stealing your wealth without your knowledge. Ever since the Fed started printing fiat money, they have been creating money with little or no value. When this worthless money is circulated into the economy, it devalues the original currency and therefore it causes inflation, which is nothing more than a hidden tax on the public.

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Federal Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Federal Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

RT: US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, will face the death penalty in his trial. In April, prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan – the 26-year-old who authorities believe was the mastermind – left two bombs near the finish line of the historic Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260. Tsarnaev has pled not guilty to the 30 criminal charges he faces, 17 of which would carry the death penalty should he be convicted. Ameera David talks to RT’s Marina Portnaya about Holder’s decision-making process in opting for the death penalty in this case.

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Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency That Could Phase Out the Fiat Central Banking System

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Bankers & Wall St., Corruption with 0 Comments
Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency That Could Phase Out the Fiat Central Banking System

Every decade or so, a group of like-minded people will invent something so revolutionary that it will change our life and how the world operates. The last time something that incredible happened was during the invention of the internet. Fast forward to 2014 and we are living in a time when incredible changes are occurring so fast that they are happening right in front of our eyes. Whether we are aware of these great changes or not, they will alter how we view our financial, religious, educational and political systems. One of them is known as the Bitcoin Revolution

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The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs

Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 4 Comments
The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs

The growing recognition of the powerful capabilities of modern computing and networking has resulted in a “cyber panic” in legislatures and prosecutor offices across the country. Instead of reexamination, we’ve seen aggressive charges and excessive punishment.

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CFR Sweep at Fed: Obama Names Fischer, Brainard, Powell to Join Yellen

Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
CFR Sweep at Fed: Obama Names Fischer, Brainard, Powell to Join Yellen

The rumors have been confirmed; President Obama’s named CFR member Stanley Fischer as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve was made official on January 10. At the same time he announced Fischer’s appointment, the president also named CRF members Lael Brainard and Jerome Powell to positions as governors on the seven-member Federal Reserve Board. Fed Chairman Janet Yellen (CFR) and Vice Chairman Fischer also serve as governors.

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FBI Admits It’s Not Really About Law Enforcement Any More; Ignores Lots Of Crimes To Focus On Creating Fake Terror Plots

Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
FBI Admits It’s Not Really About Law Enforcement Any More; Ignores Lots Of Crimes To Focus On Creating Fake Terror Plots

A couple years ago, it was revealed that the FBI noted in one of its “counterterrorism training manuals” that FBI agents could “bend or suspend the law and impinge upon the freedoms of others,” which seemed kind of odd for a government agency who claimed its “primary function” was “law enforcement.” You’d think that playing by the rules would be kind of important. However, as John Hudson at Foreign Policy has noted, at some point last summer, the FBI quietly changed its fact sheet, so that it no longer says that “law enforcement” is its primary function, replacing it with “national security.”

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The Fascist Origin and Essence of Privatization

Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The Fascist Origin and Essence of Privatization

Represented by its advocates as a desirable and ‘natural’ progression of free-market capitalism, ‘privatization’ – the private acquisition of essential services that were formerly operated and maintained by the government – is an increasingly looming spectre over the American social and economic landscape. However, investigative historian Eric Zuesse makes the case that ‘privatization’ originated as and serves the purposes of an essentially fascist agenda.

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