AP IMPACT: US drug war has met none of its goals

Posted May 13th, 2010 by wtfk
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After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked.

"In the grand scheme, it has not been successful," Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. "Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified."

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Elderly woman has heart attack when police swarm - wrong address

Posted May 13th, 2010 by CAJE
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Elderly woman hospitalized after drug agents show upAssociated Press
Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:53 AM
CEDARTOWN, Ga. - The daughter of a 76-year-old woman says her mother is hospitalized with a heart attack she suffered after drug agents who had the wrong address swarmed around her Polk County home.

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My tweet was silly, but the police reaction was absurd

For one joke on Twitter I've had my civil liberties trampled on, and have now got a criminal record. Isn't this against free speech?

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Feds attack fija activist.

Posted May 12th, 2010 by tito887
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Just noticed that George Donnelly has been kidnapped by the feds while doing fija activism that he has been doing in Pa. Apparently he was gang tackled to get his camera away from him. Just horrific.

http://www.examiner.com/x-26370-Libertarian-News-Examiner~y2010m5d12-Fed...

http://georgedonnelly.com/

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Woman raped by census worker

Posted May 12th, 2010 by lobb40118
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A U.S. Census worker has been charged with rape and burglary, after two women in southern Indiana claim they were attacked. One of the victims was a 21 year-old physically handicapped woman. Four days before the attack, neighbors in the area say they saw Miller in the area on census business. The victim told police Miller had asked about their census information. She said they had already submitted the form. She also told police that Miller stuck around and tried to get more details.
http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-women-raped-by-census-worker-051110,0,357...

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Police remove David Cameron 'wanker' poster

Posted May 12th, 2010 by libertyshepherd
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A man who placed a poster of David Cameron containing the word "wanker" in his window has described how police handcuffed him in his home on election day, threatened him with arrest, and forcibly removed what they said was offensive campaign literature

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Opposite Of Radical: Today's Youth Trust Uncle Sam

Posted May 12th, 2010 by Ecce Homo
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pew poll shows 1/3 of young people really trust their government.

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Cops shoots self. Blames imaginary black man with cornrows.

Posted May 12th, 2010 by libertyshepherd
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"I felt bad. We thought he'd been shot protecting us," said Marilyn Hicks, who lives on Lancaster across the street from the steep incline that leads to the railroad tracks where Ralston said a man had put a gun to his head.

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Free State Project Wyoming? We get the details from Boston T. Party

We interview author Kenneth W. Royce aka "Boston T. Party" about a sister Free State Project in Wyoming. Boston explains the differences between the New Hampshire FSP and the Wyoming. We also find out what the Dirt Time event is all about.

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Jury views video in Lucas County of Ottawa Hills police shooting

Posted May 12th, 2010 by ScouterJoe
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Contempt of Kop trial. Jury views video of shooting. Link includes the video of the shooting.

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Senate approves one-time audit of undisclosed Federal Reserve lending

Posted May 11th, 2010 by TruthNeverChanges
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The Senate voted unanimously to peer into Federal Reserve decision-making Tuesday, authorizing an examination of the central bank's emergency lending to financial institutions in the months surrounding the 2008 financial crisis.

More Financial News at: http://silverbarter.com/news

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Man Gets SWAT Visit For Illegal Basement

Posted May 11th, 2010 by celestrion
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Jose Del Rio, a Vietnam War veteran, built a “multi-level” underground structure about 20 to 25 feet below the home, resulting in the City of Austin executing a warrant to have the police SWAT team, police bomb squad and Austin Fire’s search and rescue operations team, do a full sweep of the home.

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20 Signs That The US is a Police State

Once upon a time, the United States was a land of unparalleled freedom. The rest of the world envied the freedom that ordinary Americans had to think, say and do what they wanted. But all of that has changed. Now Americans have to fear that they will be tackled by a squad of security goons and dragged off to a detention facility somewhere if they spill a Pepsi on a flight attendant or take a few too many pictures of a public building.

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`Prince of Pot' headed to U.S. prison after extradition

Posted May 10th, 2010 by rancemuhamitz
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Canada's self-styled "Prince of Pot" was ordered extradited to the United States on Monday, ending his high-profile five-year battle to avoid U.S. drug charges related to his Canadian seed-selling business.

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Obama, 'iPad, XBox, Internet putting pressure on our democracy'

Posted May 10th, 2010 by akaPoorRichard
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(HINT: Click the 'Read' link to fast forward to pertinent section of video.)

Obama says the 24/7 information found on the Internet is becoming a distraction, diversion and is putting pressure on our country and our democracy. 'We can't stop these changes but we can channel them, shape them...'

Did I hear him say, the means of "a-pants-ipation?"

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Attorney General blasted for wanting to ‘kill’ Miranda rights

Justice delayed is justice denied: Attorney General Eric Holder says that the U.S. needs to examine whether the current rules regarding Miranda warnings give law enforcement agents the “necessary flexibility” when dealing with terrorism cases, suggesting that regulators consider a longer delay before American citizens must be read their rights. “If we are going to have a system that is capable of dealing, in a public safety context, with this new threat, I think we have to give serious consideration to at least modifying that public safety exception.”

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What's wrong with big government?

Posted May 10th, 2010 by Arsenic
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If we would only bow to every wish of the government nothing bad would ever happen

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Yoko and Change.org petitioning for a Dept of Peace

Posted May 9th, 2010 by fingers
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Ironic isn't it? A Dept of Peace funded by coercion.

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Criminal Probe Launched Against Chase for Silver Market Manipulation

Posted May 9th, 2010 by TruthNeverChanges
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Federal agents have launched parallel criminal and civil probes of JPMorgan Chase and its trading activity in the precious metals market, The Post has learned.

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Government is NOT Good: Prof. Douglas Amy Refuted

Prof. Douglas J. Amy of Mount Holyoke College has created a personal web project called “Government is Good: An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution.” Here Daniel Brackins refutes Prof. Amy’s piece, “The Forgotten Achievements of Government.”

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