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Is Congress’s $1.15 Trillion Spending Bill a Death Warrant on US Government Finances?

Posted by on December 21, 2015 in Government, Policies with 3 Comments
Is Congress’s $1.15 Trillion Spending Bill a Death Warrant on US Government Finances?

The US government is broke and unable to pay its creditors thanks to a long-term trend of reckless, irresponsible behavior. With this new spending bill, Congress is willfully increasing expenses while decreasing revenue. Pure genius!

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What Would a Real Campaign Against Gun Violence Look Like?

Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 3 Comments
What Would a Real Campaign Against Gun Violence Look Like?

You would start by examining where a lot of gun violence takes place. I know: this is a breathtaking assumption. It makes the mind reel. In the history of our species, no one has ever suggested a solution for a problem based on where the problem is located. But there’s a first time for everything.

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Global Forced Displacement Tops 50 Million (Project Censored #14)

Global Forced Displacement Tops 50 Million (Project Censored #14)

On World Refugee Day 2014, the global total of people who had undergone forced displacement was the highest on record since World War II. A Global Trends report compiled by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) established a figure of 51.2 million globally displaced people at the end of 2013, an increase of six million from 45.2 million in 2012.

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These 100 Words Tell You All You Need to Know About Gun Control

These 100 Words Tell You All You Need to Know About Gun Control

Only 100 words sum up all you need to know about Gun Control. Other leaders and politicians who have instituted Gun Control subsequently have murdered massive numbers of unarmed citizens. The US Bill of Rights enshrined the right to bear arms for a reason. Do you know who the arms were to be used against and why? Find out, watch, and remember.

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Gun violence: What Would a Real Campaign Against It Look Like?

Posted by on December 13, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 5 Comments
Gun violence: What Would a Real Campaign Against It Look Like?

To really control gun violence requires a clear analysis of ALL incidents, where they happen, common elements, and causes. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek expose of governments choosing specific incidents to advance government agenda, and totally disregarding what will identify the TRUE causes of the majority of gun violence. A great expose of the REAL issues.

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Jon Stewart Shames These Politicians for Taking Away 9/11 Health Benefits (Video)

Posted by on December 12, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 28 Comments
Jon Stewart Shames These Politicians for Taking Away 9/11 Health Benefits (Video)

Jon Stewart came back to the Daily Show for the first time since August to bring our attention to a political tragedy: U.S. politicians are taking away 911 responder benefits after claiming they’d “never be forgotten.” Many are now sick from the substances they inhaled at ground zero.

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Project Censored #3: ICREACH: The NSA’s Secret Search Engine

Project Censored #3: ICREACH: The NSA’s Secret Search Engine

Based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, Ryan Gallagher reported for the Intercept that the National Security Agency (NSA) has developed a “Google-like” search engine called ICREACH, which has the capacity to gather personal information. This search engine can access over 850 million personal records, including private e-mails, chats, and some phone locations.

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Recreational Pot Will Soon Be Legal Just About Everywhere

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Government, Policies with 118 Comments
Recreational Pot Will Soon Be Legal Just About Everywhere

In this video, Reason senior editor Jacob Sullum says the laws that criminalize marijuana are arbitrary and that recreational pot will soon be made legal just about everywhere.

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Activists Counter Unjust Detention at Guantanamo With ‘Powerful Act of Compassion’

Posted by on November 27, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Activists Counter Unjust Detention at Guantanamo With ‘Powerful Act of Compassion’

As an act of empathy, activists protest the unwarranted and horrific treatment of detainees at Guantanamo.

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Training Exercises at Same Time as Mass Shootings? Coincidence?

Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 13 Comments
Training Exercises at Same Time as Mass Shootings? Coincidence?

There is a common thread that occurs with many of the mass shootings: official training exercises held just prior to, or at the same time as, the shootings.

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FBI Seeks Backdoors in New Technology (Project Censored #20)

FBI Seeks Backdoors in New Technology (Project Censored #20)

Responding to announcements by Apple and Google that they would make customers’ smartphone and computer data more secure, in October 2014 the FBI’s director James Comey announced the Bureau was seeking to enlarge its data collection capabilities to include direct access to cell phones, tablets, and computers through an expansion of the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) in the interest of “public safety”

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Elizabeth Warren Blasts Tax Plan as ‘Giant Wet Kiss’ to Corporate America

Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Elizabeth Warren Blasts Tax Plan as ‘Giant Wet Kiss’ to Corporate America

Senator Elizabeth Warren expertly remonstrates that the new tax plan suits only corporate America.

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Congress Introduces Legislation to Ensure Corporate Criminals Remain Above the Law

Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Government, Policies with 10 Comments
Congress Introduces Legislation to Ensure Corporate Criminals Remain Above the Law

New legislation from congress serves to make white-collar crimes above the law, Michael Krieger explains.

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Predictable and Deplorable: Over Half of US Governors Vow to Slam Door on Refugees

Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 227 Comments
Predictable and Deplorable: Over Half of US Governors Vow to Slam Door on Refugees

In what appears to be a textbook case of xenophobia in the wake of a tragedy, more than a dozen U.S. governors have declared their states off-limits to Syrian refugees in the days following Friday’s terror attacks in Paris.

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Unprocessed Rape Kits Lower Rape Prosecutions (Project Censored #23)

Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Censorship, Government, Policies with 3 Comments
Unprocessed Rape Kits Lower Rape Prosecutions (Project Censored #23)

A report that got little mainstream media attention indicates that although the testing of rape kits—forensic exams that collect evidence of rape or sexual assault, including the perpetrator’s DNA—can be “vital for the prosecution of cases,” a backlog of untested rape kits may factor into low rape prosecution rates.

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