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Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

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Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

Health Care Debate Exposed as a Fraud, Dems and Reps Just United to do Big Pharma's Bidding

The US Criminal “Justice System” is Devoid of Justice

How the Government Conditions Citizens to Obey

The Double Murder of Otto Warmbier

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TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport

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California Travel Ban May Keep Its Schools Out of Final Four, Football Championship

DHS John Kelly: Islamic Terrorists Are Sincere, So Regulate the Internet

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3600 Yard Shot HCR 375 CheyTac

Brooklyn threesome killer sobs behind bars over girlfriend’s deceit: ‘I threw my life away for a f---ing lie’

Americans Protest As DHS John Kelly Flip-Flops, Backs H-2B Visa Expansion

James Jaeger: New Documentary “Mainstream” on The Globalist Agenda in Movies

Jury awards man $870K after doctor removed the wrong testicle

Why the Government Fails at Welfare

Women can't revoke consent to sex once underway, NC law states

New York judge still rakes in $175K salary in jail

Former nurse suspected of killing up to 60 children

Rand Paul: Insurance should be available for $1 a day

Pro-Trump group to target GOP Sen. Heller over health care bill

Off-duty officer wounded by fellow cop in north St. Louis shootout

VIDEO: Biker Revs Engine, Drives Through Anti-Trump Activists Laying in the Street for a ‘Die-In’

Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud Charges

Ron Paul On "Enemies, Foreign And Domestic" And Liberty

The Over-Criminalization of American Life

Cops Trying to Kill a Dog, Kill Innocent Boy Who Tried to Save It Instead

Dashcam Footage Shows Minnesota Cop's 'Brutal Attack' On Asian Driver

Stevie Wonder: Can’t Say ‘Black Lives Matter’ When Blacks Are Killing Blacks

Robert Mueller Adopts Stalinist Tactics

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp talks of Trump ‘assassination’

Months-Long Forensic Investigation Concludes Seth Rich ‘Likely Killed by Hired Killer’

Pamela Geller: The Coming Civil War

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Man fresh out of coma commits suicide after learning Trump is President

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Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
Post Date: 2017-06-25 14:20:42 by Gatlin
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DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states. Legal recreational pot sales in Colorado began in January 2014, followed six months later in Washington, and in October 2015 in Oregon. "We believe that the data is saying that crash risk has increased in these states and those crash risks are associated with the legalization of ...

Supreme Court limits rights of property owners
Post Date: 2017-06-25 11:50:36 by Deckard
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments and laid out a formula for determining when landowners are owed compensation in a case involving a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River. The court decided that government officials can combine separate parcels of private land in determining whether public officials have effectively taken private property through zoning laws and must pay compensation. The ruling could make it harder for property owners to prove compensation claims.   The justices, in the 5-3 ruling written by conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy and joined by the ...

Health Care Debate Exposed as a Fraud, Dems and Reps Just United to do Big Pharma's Bidding
Post Date: 2017-06-25 11:37:41 by Deckard
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The circus sideshow of health care politics is providing yet another smokescreen for the real agenda of the corporate 2-party dictatorship. Contrary to the “different visions for America” portrayed by MSM talking heads, Democrats and Republicans vigorously agree on a fundamental principle: Big Pharma will continue to rake Americans over the coals, with the help of federal government. The health care “debate” has been portrayed as Republicans and Democrats valiantly fighting for the interest of American citizens. But as Ron Paul points out, the actual difference amounts to slightly different degrees of government control over health care, all of it stifling free market ...

The US Criminal “Justice System” is Devoid of Justice
Post Date: 2017-06-25 11:21:15 by Deckard
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Paul Craig Roberts In 1992 Fran and Dan Keller were convicted despite the absence of any evidence of raping a 3-year old, a crime that never occurred. Among the absurd charges was the transport of children to Mexico to be raped by military officials. The Kellers spent 21 years in prison before finally being exonerated by a conviction integrity unit that found no credible evidence for the conviction. This kind of ridiculous conviction plagued child care providers during the 1980s and into the 1990s. The Amirault family who operated the Fells Acres Day Care Center in Massachusetts were ruined. The Massachusetts supreme court judge who kept the Amiraults in prison despite the completely ...

How the Government Conditions Citizens to Obey
Post Date: 2017-06-25 11:14:13 by Deckard
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Can you count how many ways the government manipulates people to be the type of citizen they can easily control? I think that would be impossible to come up with an actual number when every facet of government is dedicated to shaping the citizen in ways contrary to his or her nature. It ranges from tax credits for having kids to increased welfare for being a single mom; from subsidies for growing corn to mandates to eradicate invasive species. The government is changing citizens’ behavior with incentives and disincentives, which destroys the natural spontaneous order society would otherwise fall into. The government has basically turned society into a pinball machine which bounces ...

TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport
Post Date: 2017-06-25 00:16:37 by hondo68
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Alexander Shae JohnsonORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A TSA agent has been arrested after he stole money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport, Orlando police said.Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, was arrested Thursday night. Passenger Kathleen Duddleston entered the TSA checkpoint and was stopped for additional screening, police said. While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA security officer Michelle Metz that she couldn’t see her luggage, so Metz moved her closer. Duddleston complained again that she couldn’t see her bag, and Johnson moved slightly. After the pat-down, Duddleston reached for her bag and could not find her money, police said.She said she ...

DHS John Kelly: Islamic Terrorists Are Sincere, So Regulate the Internet
Post Date: 2017-06-24 17:52:30 by Anthem
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly acknowledged Thursday that sincere Islamic beliefs are fuelling deadly jihad attacks during Ramadan — but he quickly hid that key recognition behind vague calls for Internet regulation and suggestions that Christian and Jewish beliefs are also causing terrorism. “As far as Ramadan goes, you know, first of all, the uptick in violence and activities [during Ramadan is] done by a very, very small percentage of people who have just corrupted the whole concept of Islam as a religion, but it is what it is,” Kelly told the chairman of the House homeland defense committee on June 22. He continued: We are in the middle of it, so they are ...

Brooklyn threesome killer sobs behind bars over girlfriend’s deceit: ‘I threw my life away for a f---ing lie’
Post Date: 2017-06-24 16:34:42 by cranky
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Christopher Membreno (pictured) killed Manos Ikonomidis earlier this month after his girlfriend claimed Ikonomidis and another man raped her. A Brooklyn ménage à trois ended in murder and the man charged with the steamy slaying was stunned on Saturday when he discovered he may have been set up by his lying girlfriend. A disheveled and distraught Christopher Membreno, who spoke to the Daily News Saturday in an exclusive jailhouse interview at Rikers Island, says he was unaware that cops believe the tryst between his girlfriend and two other men was consensual. “I threw my life away for a f---ing lie? My life is over because of a f---ing lie,” a weeping Membreno ...

Americans Protest As DHS John Kelly Flip-Flops, Backs H-2B Visa Expansion
Post Date: 2017-06-24 16:00:19 by Anthem
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Pro-American immigration reformers are pushing back against the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to print more H-2B work permits so that more foreign contract workers can take more Americans’ jobs this fall and winter. DHS officials, in response, say they will begin a formal rule-making process which may allow the public to protest the giveaway of job opportunities. “Undecided yet which path we’ll take but we will follow the rule-making process and publish a notice in the Federal Register,” said DHS spokesman David Lapan. “NumbersUSA hopes that reports indicating that DHS Secretary Kelly will increase the number of H-2B visas for FY 2017 are ...

Why the Government Fails at Welfare
Post Date: 2017-06-24 10:35:43 by Anthem
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The leviathan created by the modern welfare state is one of the gravest threats facing the American republican system. Dangers levied by the continued use of the government’s dole come both fiscally and socially. Fixes being floated from Congress to community organizations still lack a cohesive focus on reform in the mainstream public discourse. The federal welfare apparatus has bloomed into a disastrous menagerie of nearly one hundred programs. Representative Warren Davidson (OH8-R) has introduced legislation that will consolidate 92 of the programs in an attempt to minimize waste and redundancy.  Davidson isn’t alone in his calls for welfare reform.  Other members of ...

Former nurse suspected of killing up to 60 children
Post Date: 2017-06-24 05:10:46 by Gatlin
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A former nurse in Texas was charged Wednesday with the 1981 murder of a 2-year-old girl. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood told ABC News Thursday that Genene Jones, 66, is suspected of killing as many as 60 children during her time as a nurse. "We looked at her work schedule and when these babies were passing and the increase in passing under her direct work schedule was astronomical," said LaHood. The district attorney's office said in a statement Wednesday that Jones had been indicted for the Sept. 16, 1981, murder of then 2-year-old Rosemary Vega. Last month, Jones was also charged with murder in a separate case for the Dec. 12, 1981, murder of then 11-month-old ...

Ron Paul On "Enemies, Foreign And Domestic" And Liberty
Post Date: 2017-06-23 14:13:11 by Deckard
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Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul likes to joke that when he gets invited to speaking engagements in Washington, DC,  audiences typically don’t applaud. But at the Future of Freedom Foundation, Paul was right at home, delivering a speech entitled "Enemies: Foreign And Domestic" about how to apply the principles of non-interventionism in domestic and foreign policy. He spoke about how his stint in Congress made him more skeptical of government and wary of the deep state’s capacity for maliciousness, beginning with his early days in Washington.  “When I went to Washington, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of the Constitution and we went back and ...

The Over-Criminalization of American Life
Post Date: 2017-06-23 14:08:00 by Deckard
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The over-criminalization of America has undermined justice, the rule of law and legal egalitarianism.While the corporate media devotes itself to sports, entertainment, dining out and the latest political kerfuffle, America has become the Over-Criminalization Capital of the World. The proliferation of laws and administrative regulations, federal, state and local, that carry criminal penalties has swollen into the tens of thousands. The number of incarcerated Americans exceeds 2.3 million, with the majority being non-violent offenders--often for War on Drugs offenses. Holly Harris has written an important summary of this profoundly destabilizing trend:The Prisoner Dilemma: Ending ...

Cops Trying to Kill a Dog, Kill Innocent Boy Who Tried to Save It Instead
Post Date: 2017-06-23 14:03:16 by Deckard
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Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies opened fire on a biting dog after responding to a call of a teen house party early Thursday morning — but a bullet ricocheted and killed a 17-year-old boy, who was trying to save the dog from gunfire. Reports say the sheriff’s department received calls about the party and arrived on scene at an apartment complex around 3:47 a.m., local time; but a pit bull sprinted from inside the residence — biting one of the responding deputies on the leg. Officers restrained the animal — but it broke from their grips. Armando Garcia, in the meantime, attempted to bring the dog under control, when police ...

Dashcam Footage Shows Minnesota Cop's 'Brutal Attack' On Asian Driver
Post Date: 2017-06-23 13:59:31 by Deckard
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WASHINGTON — Dashcam footage released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Minnesota police violently arresting a 22-year-old Asian man after a traffic stop last year. In the video from July 28, 2016, an officer the ACLU identified as Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force Agent Joe Joswiak approaches Anthony Promvongsa’s vehicle with his weapon drawn. Joswiak can be heard shouting a stream of expletives at Promvongsa.Note: The video below contains violence and explicit language. The traffic stop begins around the 1:35 mark.“Get the fuck out of the car, motherfucker!” Joswiak yells in the video. “Show me your fucking hands!”Moments later, Joswiak ...

Months-Long Forensic Investigation Concludes Seth Rich ‘Likely Killed by Hired Killer’
Post Date: 2017-06-23 09:18:34 by Deckard
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WASHINGTON – The murder of Seth Rich was written off as a robbery gone bad by the mainstream press, as well as the DC police. However, there has been a persistent discussion that he may have been the source of the leaked DNC emails, published by WikiLeaks – and that he was not the victim of a random homicide. After a months-long investigation into the murder of Rich by they Profiling Project, investigators found that his murder, “more likely was committed by a hired killer or serial murderer,” than a robbery gone bad. The Profiling Project released the results of their months-long investigation into the murder of Rich on Tuesday. “A proficient killer is what we ...

BREAKING: Draft Senate bill will defund Planned Parenthood, replace Obamacare
Post Date: 2017-06-22 11:28:19 by cranky
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A draft of the Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) indicates that it will defund Planned Parenthood. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Senate Republicans are in the final stage of negotiations for Obamacare's replacement. A version of it passed the U.S. House on May 4.  The draft "also removes language restricting federally-subsidized health plans from covering abortions, which may have run afoul of complex budget rules," the Post indicated.  It's unclear how pro-lifers will address the removal of this language.  The version of the AHCA that passed the U.S. ...

Republican Lawmaker Wants to Make It Legal to Carry a Gun in Washington DC… But Only for Congressmen
Post Date: 2017-06-22 10:03:30 by Deckard
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When it comes to gun control, no one is more hypocritical than liberal celebrities and politicians. While these people promote the end of gun rights for ordinary Americans, it’s often the case that they are protected in public and in their homes, by cadres of highly trained and armed bodyguards. They reap the benefits of the Second Amendment, while treating the rest of us like children who can’t be trusted with a gun. However, it’s not just prominent liberals who are hypocritical when it comes to gun rights. Republican Congressman Mo Brooks, who survived the recent shooting in Virginia that left Congressman Steve Scalise severely injured, has been promoting a new bill that ...

Ron Paul Interviews Edward Snowden. Deep State is Discussed and Exposed
Post Date: 2017-06-22 08:06:46 by Deckard
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Who really has the most power in US society?Ron Paul interviewed Edward Snowden, where the two men discussed government surveillance and the Deep State. Snowden highlighted the Deep State’s ability to hide from the public eye and influence US government across both parties. Snowden… “Generally, when we’re talking about the Deep State, what we’re talking about is a mass of government that survives beyond administrations, but that is not responding to the politics of the people. This belongs not to a particular political party, but it serves across parties. Across administrations.” “Everything we do at the NSA and CIA is typically classified by default, ...

Cop On Power Trip Becomes Internet Famous For Arresting Woman Who Said ‘Ass’
Post Date: 2017-06-22 07:52:29 by Deckard
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Birmingham, AL — “If you say it one more time, you gonna go to jail,” said Alabama Highway Patrolman George Thomas to a celebrated local radio personality. Amie Scott Ceo, a guest panelist on the show “Vital” at 95.7 Jamz, was on her way to the station for weekly Sunday broadcast when she took a moment to pull an officer’s leg about his driving habits. Here’s what she said happened; Let me start with I AM NOT AGAINST OFFICERS OF THE LAW, so whenever I get a chance to joke with one, I try to. So last night I was on Hwy 280 approaching a yield sign on Hwy 119 when I noticed a Alabama State Trooper shoot pass me, he had the right of way. I wanted some ...

Clarence Thomas Attacks Civil Asset Forfeiture, Lower Court Follows His Lead
Post Date: 2017-06-22 07:26:49 by Deckard
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In March the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by a Texas woman fighting for the return of over $200,000 in cash that the police seized from her family. Although neither Lisa Olivia Leonard nor any of her relatives were ever charged with any underlying crime connected to the cash, the state's sweeping asset forfeiture laws allowed the authorities to take the money. The Supreme Court offered no explanation when it refused to hear Leonard v. Texas. But one member of the Court did speak up in protest. In a statement respecting the denial of certiorari, Justice Clarence Thomas made it clear that in his view modern asset forfeiture law is fundamentally incompatible with the ...

US Gov’t Proves Love for ISIS as Bill to “Stop Arming Terrorists” Gets Only 13 Supporters
Post Date: 2017-06-21 11:20:56 by Deckard
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For the last several decades, the US government has openly funded, supported, and armed various terrorist networks throughout the world to forward an agenda of destabilization and proxy war. It is not a secret, nor a conspiracy theory, America arms bad guys. Given the insidious history of the American empire and its creation and fostering of terrorist regimes across the globe, it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming majority of politicians would refuse to sign on to a law that requires them to ‘Stop Arming Terrorists.’ And, that is exactly what’s happened. H.R.608 – Stop Arming Terrorists Act was introduced by Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI] on January 23 of ...

“You Need to Beat this Boy!” Cops Force Grandma to Beat Disabled Grandson With Belt
Post Date: 2017-06-21 10:26:01 by Deckard
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The grandmother had defused the situation until the cops showed up and forced her to beat the bleeding, mentally ill boy with his Sunday suit belt.“They made me do it. They said, ‘You need to beat this boy.’” Tacoma, WA – Two cops with a fondness for corporal punishment are under criminal investigation for possible child abuse, after telling a woman to beat her 9-year-old grandson with a belt. As The News Tribune reports, the officers not only urged her to do it — contradicting the advice of Catholic Community Service workers who were present — but showed her how. They suggested she could use a small extension of her hand, since she was physically limited, ...

Video Shows Cops Violently Attack Men for Telling them to “Slow Down”
Post Date: 2017-06-21 10:18:24 by Deckard
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Santa Rosa, CA — Nathan Cerruti admits his Santa Rosa neighborhood isn’t the best one in the world, even calls it a little “trappy,” but he still takes pride in being a part of the neighborhood watch. He and his buddies make it a habit of telling passing motorists to slow down as kids play in the driveways. But that all changed when it was the police who allegedly got told to slow down Sunday night while they were allegedly driving too fast through their complex. Cerruti was cooking a chicken pot pie in the microwave when he hears his buddy yelling at passing patrol car to slow down. The challenge to their authority was apparently too much for them to let go, so ...

Graduating senior refused to read speech written by administrators, so they withheld his diploma [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-06-21 08:40:45 by Deckard
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Marvin Wright, president of his high school senior class, spent two weeks working on his graduation speech, staying up till 5 on the morning of the event to finish.But later that day, the principal of Southwest Edgecombe High in Pinetops, North Carolina, told him he would be giving a different address, a five-sentence paragraph prepared by the school administrators. He gave him no explanation.“I felt robbed of a chance to say my own words,” Marvin, 18, told The Washington Post. His mother, classmates and teachers urged him to give his speech anyway.When he stepped onto the stage at the end of the commencement ceremony Friday, he opened up a folder under the podium containing the ...

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