October 1, 2014



Stewart Rhodes (Oath Keepers): ‘Marines Were Ready To Fight Feds On Bundy Ranch’

October 1, 2014
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THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB–WASHINGTON, D.C.— Stewart Rhodes, president of Oath Keepers, makes it clear that unlike at Waco, TX., well-trained Americans who keep their oath to the U.S. Constitution were ready to fight government oath-breakers on the Bundy ranch.– September 17, 2014

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“Extremists” Will Have To Get Facebook And Twitter Posts Approved In Advance By The Police Under Sweeping Rules Planned By The UK Conservatives

October 1, 2014
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Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives. They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will […]

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Crowdfunding A Patent-Free Drug For Treating Cancer

October 1, 2014
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Here on Techdirt we‘ve been pretty scathing about the way that Big Pharma develops drugs — often poorly — and then uses patent monopolies to keep prices so high that only rich Westerners can afford them. Of course, it’s easy to complain about the flaws of the current approach, but are there any alternatives? We’ve already […]

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Ron Paul Thinks There Should Be More Secessionist Movements In The U.S.

October 1, 2014
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The former U.S. congressman and perennial presidential candidate tells National Journal that he’s “real pleased” with American secessionist groups. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images) September 30, 2014 Secessionists across the world were inspired by Scotland’s energetic attempt at independence from the United Kingdom earlier this month. Ron Paul, as it turns out, joined them. In […]

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4 Policemen Suspended After Tipping Over Portable Toilet With Person Inside

October 1, 2014
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MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC) – Four Memphis Police Department officers are relieved of duty after they cornered a suspect in a portable toilet on a construction site. On a Facebook video circulating on social media, officers tipped the toilet over in an attempt to arrest the man. The officers relieved of duty with pay pending an […]

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These Insane Photos Show What The Hell Is Happening In Hong Kong

October 1, 2014
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Hong Kong riot police fire teargas at protesters early on Monday, September 29. Wally Santana/AP Hong Kong—usually an orderly finance haven—erupted over the weekend as police used teargas and pepper spray to break up a three-day student sit-in that occupied the central business district. Thousands of protesters have deployed umbrellas to protect themselves from the […]

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Vermont Cop Seizes Man’s Car Because He Saw Eye Drops And Dog ‘Smelled’ Pot

October 1, 2014
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A Vermont state trooper seized a pot suspect’s car, forced him to walk home in the snow, pay for towing charges, and never charged the man, according to a new lawsuit. Trooper Lewis Hatch pulled over 21-year-old Gregory Zullo on March 6 because snow covered a small portion of his license plate, the suit claims, […]

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How Do We Make The Issue Of Police Brutality A Campaign Stump Issue?

October 1, 2014
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According to this report on the website Firedoglake.com, at least twenty-three people have been killed in the United States while in police custody in the past week. This list includes: Charles Smith, who according to published reports, was shot by an officer after handcuffed, placed in the back of the patrol car in Savannah, Georgia. According […]

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First Ebola Case Diagnosed In The United States, Patient MAY Have Infected Others

October 1, 2014
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A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a male patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic […]

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Reza Aslan: Bill Maher ‘Not Very Sophisticated’

October 1, 2014
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Reza Aslan offers his reaction to Bill Maher’s recent remarks regarding the link between violence and Islam.

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