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White House Suggests More Gun Control To Address Surge Of Shootings in Chicago, Baltimore, And New York City – Breitbart

Originally posted on SlowFacts:

Obama administration doubles down on failed firearms prohibition. And the tooth fairy will keep you safe at night.. if we only believe real hard.

White House Suggests More Gun Control To Address Surge Of Shootings in Chicago, Baltimore, And New York City – Breitbart.

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Even If Patriot Act Expires, Government Will Keep Spying On All Americans

Originally posted on Mountain Republic:

Don’t get too excited

Even If Patriot Act Expires, Government Will Keep Spying On All Americans Image Credits: Mr.TinDC / Flickr

Mass surveillance under the Patriot Act is so awful that even its author says that the NSA has gone far beyond what the Act intended (and that the intelligence chiefs who said Americans aren’t being spied on should be prosecuted for perjury).

Specifically, the government is using a “secret interpretation” of the Patriot Act which allows the government to commit mass surveillance on every American.

So it’s a good thing that the Patriot Act may expire, but don’t get too excited …

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange said today:

Our sources say that the NSA is not too concerned, that it has secret interpretations of other authorities that give it much the same power that it would have had under the secret interpretation of 215 and other areas of the USAPATRIOT Act.

ZDNet agrees … and notes that Congress

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Cleveland police agree to stop hitting people in the heads with their guns

Originally posted on Eatgrueldog:

“Cleveland police pull their guns too fast, fire at fleeing cars and people who pose no immediate threat and ignore potential danger to bystanders, the U. S. Department of Justice found.

A biting 58-page report released Thursday concluded that police violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, including by shooting an underwear-clad hostage victim and an unarmed driver who made an illegal turn.

The report blames several reasons for the “unreasonable” shootings. Police often lack the training and confidence necessary to  control a situation without resorting to force. They are not required to tell their supervisors when they pull their weapons. And the prevailing police culture promotes an “us-against-them” mentality.”

http://www.captainsjournal.com/2015/05/26/cleveland-police-agree-to-stop-hitting-people-on-the-head-with-guns/

Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Imagine aP.D. that can’t go around randomly pistol whipping the populace.

Where is thisplace of legend? This Cleveland, the land of the free?

Surely, I must go…

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Israel asking US for 50% increase – to reach $4.5bn – in next defense package

Originally posted on THE INTERNET POST:

US infrastructure is *disintegrating* – but Israel needs to carry out more war crimes, so US taxpayers will fund the latter:

Israel asking US for 50% increase – to reach $4.5bn – in next defense package

| 26 May 2015 | Israel reportedly wants the US to increase its annual defense assistance package by half, to an average [eye-popping] $4.5 billion. Defense News reported this weekend that Israel and US officials have in recent months begun negotiations on the next 10-year aid package. The previous package, negotiated by the George W. Bush and Ehud Olmert governments in 2007, averaged $3 billion of assistance each year, for a total of $30 billion, from 2007-2017.

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Corporations shell out $1.2mn in Senate contributions to fast-track TPP

Originally posted on Aletho News:

RT | May 28, 2015

Records from the Federal Election Commission show corporations have been donating tens of thousands of dollars to Senate campaign coffers, particularly to lawmakers who were undecided over a controversial trade deal involving Pacific Rim countries.

Using data from the Federal Election Commission, the Guardian studied donations from the corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP – the Trans-Pacific Partnership – to US Senate campaigns between January and March 2015, when debate over the trade deal was ramping up.

What the documents showed was that out of a total of nearly $1.2 million given, an average of $17,000 was donated to each of the 65 “yes” votes. Republicans received an average of $19,000 and Democrats received $9,700.

“It’s a rare thing for members of Congress to go against the money these days,” Mansur Gidfar, spokesman for the anti-corruption group Represent.Us, told the Guardian

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The War on Libertarians and Independents

Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:

The U.S. electoral system is a farce. It is controlled with the same mastery with which Coke and Pepsi dominate the soda market. It is sold to the American public as if the free and open exchange of ideas is what’s inside, but the hidden ingredients are toxic to the body politic.

The story of Election 2014 will be how Libertarians (and some Independents) were, and will continue to be, a deciding factor in statewide elections despite the constant roadblocks. No longer polling at 1-2 percent, the jump to the 6-8 percent range looks to rewrite the political playbook that campaign workers have used for generations.

The Republican and Democratic establishment (yes, establishment, in the singular) is well aware of this and are colluding to do everything in their power to quash this growing game changer. They may say they disagree on almost everything but they are 100 percent…

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Recycled: 2035 Himalayan Glacier Claim

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Himalayas

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Alarmists are busy recycling old debunked climate claims, in a desperate effort to build up momentum for the upcoming Paris climate conference.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald;

Glaciers in the Everest region could shrink at least 70 per cent or even disappear entirely by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

Researchers in Nepal, the Netherlands and France have studied weather patterns on the roof of the world and then created a model of conditions on Everest to determine the future impact of rising temperatures on its glaciers.

“The worst-case scenario shows a 99 per cent loss in glacial mass … but even if we start to slow down emissions somewhat, we may still see a 70 per cent reduction,” said Joseph Shea, who led the study.

The IPCC, a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to…

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