December 21, 2014



6 Ways in Which Tolkien Helps Us Understand the Nature of Government

December 19, 2014
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As another Tolkien trilogy, The Hobbit, comes to a close, it’s time to remind ourselves of the real background of this fantasy universe. After all, for such highly popular movies and books, their themes are antithetical to everything our statist societies are based on. 1. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Born in South Africa, but raised […]

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The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings

December 19, 2014
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Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability. Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, […]

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Rob Lowe compares Sony pulling ‘The Interview’ to WWII appeasement of Hitler

December 19, 2014
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Actor Rob Lowe on Wednesday lashed out at Sony Pictures for pulling the film “The Interview,” writing on his Twitter account that “Hollywood has done Neville Chamberlain proud today,” in a reference to the British premier who appeased Hitler in 1938. Sony canceled the release of the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy about the fictional assassination […]

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Activists to Drop ‘Interview’ DVDs Over North Korea Via Balloon

December 19, 2014
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Whether or not North Korea is behind the Sony hack, Kim Jong Un better brace himself becauseThe Interview is headed to his country. Human rights activists are planning to airlift DVDs of the Seth Rogen comedy into the country via hydrogen balloons. Fighters for a Free North Korea, run by Park Sang Hak, a former government […]

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Ron Paul sees ‘roaring inflation’ in the bond market 12/17/14

December 19, 2014
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Ron Paul sees ‘roaring inflation’ in the bond market FOX 12/17/14

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Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous And Impossible To Shut Down

December 19, 2014
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While the BitTorrent ecosystem is filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first version of their anonymous and decentralized BitTorrent network. “Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down,” lead researcher Prof. Pouwelse says. The Pirate Bay shutdown has once again shows how vulnerable the BitTorrent ‘landscape’ […]

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CORPORATISM: Obama admin to rate more than 6,000 colleges nationwide, will direct funds accordingly

December 19, 2014
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The Obama administration will soon publish its plan to rate more than 6,000 colleges nationwide based on the value they provide to students and to society. The goal is to steer billions in federal financial aid toward the colleges that rate highly — and to yank funds from those that fail to meet administration standards […]

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Centralized Policing Is the Wrong Solution

December 18, 2014
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Let’s take it for granted that you live in a world where cops can stop you (or worse) for a wide range of petty behaviors, where the culture of law enforcement has been infected with the idea that the police are domestic soldiers, and where federal programs are providing even the most local agencies with […]

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When is torture torture?

December 18, 2014
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By Jen Sorensen Political cartoonist based in Austin. As seen in The Progressive, The Nation, Ms., Daily Kos, AlterNet, Politico, NPR. @JenSorensen http://jensorensen.com

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Study reveals cops are the most obese workers in America

December 18, 2014
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  Their job is to protect and serve – but it seems some police officers interpret this as an excuse to enjoy too many extra servings at the lunch table. A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates of obesity among any profession in the country. Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly […]

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