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Oct 21 23:07

ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US

The Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Oct 21 23:09

Israel not fully living up to ceasefire pledges

Israel refuses to fully live up to the pledges it has taken under a ceasefire deal that ended its recent war on the Gaza Strip.

Oct 21 23:44

Ry at David Cole's : The HItler Book

I have a bout 7 minutes of video plus 45 or so pictures to add in the near future.

We all felt like we were at Uncle Dave's hearing stories. Only thing missing was a bubble pipe.

Oct 22 01:57

Holder: Gun control among biggest failure

Outgoing Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Monday listed the Obama administration’s inability to enact more stringent gun control regulations as among the biggest failures of his tenure, saying the matter “weighs heavily” on his mind.

Oct 22 02:02

As Ebola raged, Ottawa sold masks and gowns to highest bidder

Ottawa continued to auction off stockpiled medical supplies to the public, even after the World Health Organization requested the protective gear amid an Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa.

Oct 22 03:43

California Cops Try to Intimidate Man from Recording Public Training Exercise

A smug-looking douchebag of a cop who wears his sunglasses behind his head claimed a man recording him in public was carrying a concealed weapon after spotting a pocket knife legally attached to his belt. -- This was after the cop’s partner tried to grab the man’s phone, but was unable to snatch it out of his hand.

Oct 22 03:49

Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny

With every ruling handed down, it becomes more apparent that we live in an age of hollow justice, with government courts, largely lacking in vision and scope, rendering narrow rulings focused on the letter of the law. This is true at all levels of the judiciary, but especially so in the highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, which is seemingly more concerned with establishing order and protecting government agents than with upholding the rights enshrined in the Constitution.

Oct 22 04:37

Market Turmoil Ahead? ‘Fear Index’ Shows Unprecedented Activity

The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.

Oct 22 05:31

What Were Police Snipers Doing at a Pumpkin Festival?

To casual observers, the annual pumpkin festival in the small college town of Keene, New Hampshire, would seem like a harmless bit of seasonal fun. But to the local police, the event is apparently so threatening, it has to be monitored by military-style sniper units.

Photos and videos taken by partygoers at last weekend’s event—some of which were shot with the help of a private drone—show what appear to be teams of plainclothes officers stationed on rooftops, scanning the crowds below with binoculars and military-grade sniper rifles. The Keene Police Department refused to confirm whether it had dispatched the snipers or explain why the tactical units were necessary.

Oct 22 05:54

Deadly trade: Smuggling weapons into Syria

Oct 22 05:57

Supreme Court to decide if cops can access hotel registries without warrants

The Supreme Court is weighing in on another Fourth Amendment privacy case, this one concerning a Los Angeles ordinance requiring hotels to surrender guest registries to the police upon request without a warrant.

The justices agreed (PDF) Monday to hear Los Angeles' appeal of a lower court that ruled 7-4 that the law—meant to combat prostitution, gambling, and even terrorism—was unconstitutional. The law (PDF) requires hotels to provide the information—including guests' credit card number, home address, driver's license information, and vehicle license number—at a moment's notice. Several dozen cities, from Atlanta to Seattle, have similar ordinances.

Oct 22 06:02

UPDATE: Polk County woman indicted on 6 counts of voter fraud

A months-long investigation into alleged voter fraud in the August general election in Polk County, Tennessee has resulted in a six count indictment against Jo Ann Cronan.

In a news release issued by Stephen D. Crump, District Attorney General, the state alleges that Cronan paid individuals for their vote, bribing those individuals for their vote in violation of state law, according to a news release from District Attorney General's office.

Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with Investigator Rockholt served the arrest warrant from the Criminal Court of Polk County to Cronan. She was then was placed in custody and transported to the Polk County Justice Center.

Oct 22 06:06

(US-GA) Software Slows Vote Counting

According to a report by the Associated Press1 which raises more questions than it answers, new software was incorporated into Georgia’s Diebold touch-screen voting system in Spring 2005, slowing down the count for as much as 24 hours.

The AP reports:

Ballot-counting in next month’s Georgia elections may be slowed by security software, some local officials say.

The problem involves software given to Georgia by Diebold Elections Systems of Ohio, which has a $54 million contract to supply the state with touch-screen voting machines. The software was added to all voting machines last spring.

Oct 22 06:16

US Border Agent: We Are Not Ready For Ebola

A U.S. Border Agent is saying that his department has no policy in place to watch the borders for illegals entering who might be infected with Ebola.

Oct 22 06:17

Anger after video shows police officer arresting Brooklyn subway musician - after the cop recited the law saying he COULD be there

Musicians have rallied around a fellow subway performer who was arrested for playing at a Brooklyn subway stop - after the cop recited the law saying he WAS allowed to be there.

Andrew Kalleen, 30, was ejected from the G subway platform at the Lorimer Street-Metropolitan Avenue stop on Friday after calmly explaining to the officer that he was doing nothing illegal.

A video of the incident captured by straphangers waiting for a train shows a police officer approaching Kalleen and telling him he needed a permit to play there - which the musician disputes.

'I'm not going to argue with you,' the officer says calmly in response.

Oct 22 06:29

Israeli Forces Open Fire at Gaza Fishermen, Detain 5

Israeli forces detained five Gaza fishermen off the coast of Gaza City early Wednesday, an employee of a human rights group said.

The employee, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Ma'an that Israeli naval forces opened fire "heavily" on a group of Palestinian fishermen.

Israeli forces "forced a boat of five fisherman from the Bakr family to stop, detained them, and dragged the boat to an unknown location."
No injuries were reported.

Oct 22 06:43

Mass Surveillance Destroys Freedom

It’s longstanding. It’s institutionalized. It’s lawless. It has nothing to do with domestic or foreign threats. Or anything related to national security.

America’s only enemies are ones it invents. It spies globally. It watches everyone. It monitors allies. It’s for control.

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