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Meet the Congressman Who’s Heroically Breaking the Law by Giving Medical Cannabis to Sick Children

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Government, Policies with 42 Comments
Meet the Congressman Who’s Heroically Breaking the Law by Giving Medical Cannabis to Sick Children

In the face of such injustice, Allen Peake is a model of virtue among a cesspool of state corruption. He defies the unjust cannabis prohibition by bringing medical cannabis into Georgia from states where it is legal, such as Colorado.

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How Rockefeller’s Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance & Agriculture

How Rockefeller’s Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance & Agriculture

From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is impossible to think of an area of our modern-day lives that is not affected by the petrochemical industry. The story of oil is the story of the modern world. And this is the story of those who helped shape that world, and how the oil-igarchy they created is on the verge of monopolizing life itself.

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Why the TTIP Will Worsen Income Inequality

Posted by on January 21, 2016 in Government, Policies with 8 Comments
Why the TTIP Will Worsen Income Inequality

Corporate-friendly agreements like TTIP are nothing less than Robin Hood in reverse in which the wealth and power of the many is transferred to the elite few.

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Recent Congressional News About the TPP

Recent Congressional News About the TPP

“The Commission’s report on the potential economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) comes at a turning point in American trade policy. “We all recognize that trade can be beneficial. The issue is not whether Members of Congress such as myself could pass an Econ 101 class, as President George W. Bush’s Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Gregory Mankiw, recently put it. Instead, the issue is whether we are going to face up to the fact that our trading system today is much more complex than the simplistic trade model presented in an Econ 101 class.

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Why Did Ted Cruz’s Mass Murder Proposal Win Him Higher Poll Numbers?

Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 20 Comments
Why Did Ted Cruz’s Mass Murder Proposal Win Him Higher Poll Numbers?

After Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the United States begin carpet bombing ISIS, politicians and papers around him wrote it off as “bluster and bigotry,” “foolish”, and “…just silly.” By almost any standard, Cruz’s proposal was laughable [not to mention pathological & inhumane], and his rivals and the media called him on it. Yet, his poll numbers actually crept up, from 15 % to 18 percent, & one poll even had at 24 %.

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The US Government Has an Internet Killswitch — and the Supreme Court Says It’s None of Your Business

Posted by on January 14, 2016 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 8 Comments
The US Government Has an Internet Killswitch — and the Supreme Court Says It’s None of Your Business

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition concerning the Department of Homeland Security’s secretive internet and cellphone killswitch program. The author weighs in on what does this mean for your civil liberties.

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Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Mass surveillance has “badly shaken writers’ faith that democratic governments will respect their rights to privacy and freedom of expression,” according to a January 2015 PEN America report based on the responses of 772 writers from fifty countries. Reporting for Common Dreams, Lauren McCauley covered not only the PEN America report, but also a July 2014 report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch indicating that US journalists and lawyers increasingly avoid work on potentially controversial topics due to fear of government spying.

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Maine Congressperson Seeks to Address Hunger & Food Waste in Important New Bill

Maine Congressperson Seeks to Address Hunger & Food Waste in Important New Bill

Nearly 7 million U.S. households struggle with hunger. Yet Americans throw away 40 percent of our food—the equivalent of $165 billion each year—according to the National Resources Defense Council. That’s why U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, (D-Maine) has introduced H.R. 4184, the Food Recovery Act—a bill to address food waste.

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Tenured Professor Fired for Questioning Official Sandy Hook Shootings Story

Posted by on January 10, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 35 Comments
Tenured Professor Fired for Questioning Official Sandy Hook Shootings Story

Professor James Tracy was fired by Florida State University after questioning the official story of the Sandy Hook Shootings in 2012. He outlines 10 points that support his claim that the “Sandy Hook Massacre” was staged by government. Is this another of those false flag operations designed to facilitate gun control laws?

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What You Need to Know About Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

Posted by on January 6, 2016 in Government, Policies, Politics with 143 Comments
What You Need to Know About Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control

Do you think gun control will make our communities safer? The author deciphers the details of Obama’s executive order on gun control.

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Who Dies at the Hands of US Police? (Project Censored #8)

Who Dies at the Hands of US Police? (Project Censored #8)

Compared with other capitalist countries, the US is unquestionably different when it comes to the level of state violence directed against minorities, Richard Becker reported in January 2015 for Liberation. Using 2011 figures, Becker wrote that, on a per capita basis, “the rate of killing by U.S. police was about 100 times that of English cops in 2011.” Similarly, US police were forty times as likely to kill as German police officers, and twenty times as likely to kill as their Canadian counterparts. This, Becker noted, is probably not the kind of “American exceptionalism” that President Obama had in mind when he addressed graduating West Point cadets in May 2014.

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Congress Decides You Don’t Deserve to Know Where Your Meat Comes From

Posted by on December 28, 2015 in Government, Policies with 160 Comments
Congress Decides You Don’t Deserve to Know Where Your Meat Comes From

Meat packers and members of Congress had fought for years to repeal the COOL law, even though country-of-origin labels also appear on many foods, including peanuts, fish, and apples.

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10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

Posted by on December 24, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015. But that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So here are 10 reasons to feel good about 2015.

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New Hampshire Bill To Ban NSA Activity Called the “Biggest Threat Since the Civil War”

Posted by on December 23, 2015 in Government, Policies, Spying and Surveillance with 5 Comments
New Hampshire Bill To Ban NSA Activity Called the “Biggest Threat Since the Civil War”

A bill introduced in the New Hampshire House for the 2016 session would prohibit a federal-local surveillance collaboration that the NSA’s former chief technical director called the “biggest threat since the civil war.”

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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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