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Joe Cocker • Feelin’ Alright • 1969

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Digital Rights Groups Warn TPP Will Force ‘Policing’ Of Internet Users

Mint Press News – by Max Ocean Over 65 tech companies, open Internet advocates and other organizations released two open letters to negotiators of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Wednesday, expressing their concern that the trade deal’s approval will … Continue reading

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The 25th Hour – Still Living With Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World

Tom Dispatch – by Rebecca Gordon Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. From 24 to Zero … Continue reading

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On Free Immigration and Forced Integration

Lew Rockwell – by Hans-Hermann Hoppe The classical argument in favor of free immigration runs as follows: Other things being equal, businesses go to low-wage areas, and labor moves to high-wage areas, thus affecting a tendency toward the equalization of wage rates (for the same … Continue reading

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Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion

Mint Press News – by Hayes Brown Just days before its international debut at an airshow in the United Kingdom, the entire fleet of the Pentagon’s next generation fighter plane — known as the F-35 II Lightning, or the Joint … Continue reading

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Regulation and the Misrule of Experts

Lew Rockwell – by William L. Anderson Economist William Easterly has made famous the term “Tyranny of Experts” in his recent book in which he looks as how western “experts” have destroyed economies abroad and have destroyed economic opportunities for … Continue reading

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Governments from Around the World – Including Western, Islamic, Asian and African Nations – ADMIT They Carry Out False Flag Terror

Washington’s Blog Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror: A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that – under orders from the chief of the Gestapo – he and some other Nazi operatives … Continue reading

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We have Undervalued Ourselves

Free-Man’s Perspective Growing up, I heard lots of complaints from parents and teachers about children being conceited, proud, and arrogant. Looking back, it seems to me that most of these complaints were related to a failure to obey. We did … Continue reading

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This Is Austerity: The White House Will Install a Snazzier Bowling Alley

Reason – by Robby Soave As everyone knows, the U.S. government is operating under strict austerity budgeting, pinching every penny and slashing every expense. Despite this reality, the White House still found some money to renovate its bowling alley. Thank … Continue reading

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Was World War I the Last Crusade?

The American Conservate – by Richard Gamble At the end of the First World War, iconoclastic American journalist Randolph Bourne famously warned, “War is the health of the state.” He had witnessed the unprecedented expansion of national power in the … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Alpha Male

Art of Manliness – by Scott Barry Kaufman There are a lot of false dichotomies out there — left brain vs. right brain,nature vs. nurture, etc. But one really persistent myth, that is literally costing human lives, is the distinction between “alpha” … Continue reading

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“The Better Than Cash Alliance”: Escalating the War on Cash

Mises Economics – by Joseph Salerno In recent years, national governments, especially in developed countries, have aggressively intensified their war on cash.  I have written a number of articles and blog posts (here, here, here, and here) charting the progress of this war and … Continue reading

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Top General Says Mexico Border Security Now ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S.

Defense One – by Molly O’Toole A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America, and is looking to Congress … Continue reading

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No Politician Is Allowed to Oppose Banks For Long, Not Even the French President

Wolf Street – by Wolf Richter French President François Hollande should have been ecstatic when US Federal and New York State authorities slammed French megabank BNP Paribas with a slew of charges related to the bank’s dealings with Iran in … Continue reading

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What Your “Startlingly Intimate, Voyeristic” NSA File Looks Like

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden A few days ago, we asked a simple rhetorical question: “Are you targeted by the NSA?“ The answer, sadly for those reading this, is very likely yes, as it was revealed that as part … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney & K.D. Lang – Hope of Deliverance

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The First Americans to Observe the 4th Were Moravian Pacifists

The Daily Beast – by Linda C. Brinson At the nation’s first official Independence Day celebration, there were no fireworks, no sparklers, and no rowdy parties. The parade was solemn, with reverent music and the call-and-response singing of two choirs. … Continue reading

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Justin Raimondo: Against the War Machine

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The BRICs Are Morphing Into An Anti-Dollar Alliance

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden While numerous massively indebted administrations around the world hope to divert the attention of what’s left of their struggling middle class away from its daily impoverished existence and distract it with flashing lights and … Continue reading

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China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

Yahoo News BEIJING — Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Statements … Continue reading

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