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Why we reject the argument of "if you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear."
The New York Times has published an unredacted version of the famous “suicide letter” from the FBI to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Can we please get through the election so all the "What's Hot" posts aren't ridiculously lazy "Republicans are evil racists" and "Democrats are stupid socialists"?
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Ludwig von Mises, an Austrian economist, wrote a powerful analysis of socialism in the 1920s with his Economic Calculation in a Socialist Commonwealth (http://mises.org/document/448/Economic-Calculation-in-the-Socialist-Commonwealth). His premise is that without market prices, no central planning committee could effectively allocate resources. 

This newspaper article from 1966 describes the effect that Mises wrote about nearly 50 years earlier as it actually happened in the Soviet Union.
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The irony here would be hilarious if it wasn't so infuriating.
 
The software is designed to keep track of and monitor spouses, employees and others without their knowing, potentially intruding on individual’s privacy, according to law enforcement.
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Seriously, it's like some cops have no common sense at all. Everyone is just an "enemy" and so one can't take any chances.  

So go ahead and throw that short pregnant woman to the ground on her stomach because she might, MIGHT have a weapon and since she didn't throw herself onto the ground, it can be claimed she was "resisting arrest".
 
Officers from the NYPD 72nd Precinct were caught on camera on September 20th pushing visibly pregnant Sandra Amezquita to the ground belly-down.
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"Weapons of war have no place on our streets" -Pres Barack Obama
 
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Report: Federal Directive Authorizes Military Force Against US Citizens
 http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/report-federal-directive-authorizes-military-force-against-us-citizens/#4uEXOZiyx5RIX0Li.99
Mac Slavo May 30, 2014 
For years the government has been stockpiling weapons, ammunition, riot gear and armored vehicles. Military personnel have been training in tandem with federal and local police, using everything from fully armed helicopters to tanks across America’s major cities in what appears to be a hybridization of domestic law enforcement agencies. Yet, questions about these shadowy activities have been dismissed by media and public officials as nothing more than training designed to help our country’s fight against terrorism at home and abroad.
But while the majority of Americans either have no clue this is happening or simply prefer to keep their heads in the sand, a new report from the Washington Times via Infowars suggests otherwise.
The armaments, training and anti-terror directives are not for use against terrorists in some far-off war zone like Afghanistan, but rather, are designed for American citizens right here at home.
Yes, you are the target.
The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.
“This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.
Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.”
“Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority,” the directive states.
“In these circumstances, those federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the president is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” under two conditions.
The conditions include military support needed “to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order.” A second use is when federal, state and local authorities “are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for federal property or federal governmental functions.”
“Federal action, including the use of federal military forces, is authorized when necessary to protect the federal property or functions,” the directive states.
Military assistance can include loans of arms, ammunition, vessels and aircraft. The directive states clearly that it is for engaging civilians during times of unrest.
This is not some conspiracy theory or sensationalist view of government operations. This is an actual military directive to be executed under orders from the President of the United States.
The tens of of billions of dollars spent on ensuring that these directives are successful once implemented indicate, in no uncertain terms, that the government is planning on this actually happening at some point in the future. Otherwise, why spend the time, money and effort?
This latest revelation shows that the U.S. government has a plan for quelling widespread civil unrest. And, earlier this year Dave Hodges shed light on another important aspect of these directives: what to do with those civilians who aren’t killed when the military rises up against Americans:
There are two terms which should concern you, namely, Internment and Resettlement (I/R). As if this needs any further elaboration, the two terms simply mean that you will be snatched from your home and sent to a detention camp for an undetermined period of time and treated in a manner which will not be defined by any law.
The Authorities Practice Targeting Second Amendment Supporters
There exists solid evidence that our illegitimate government, hijacked by the banksters, possesses a detailed plan to mass arrest Americans and it has moved from the pages of government documents and it is actually being practiced by authorities on American soil.
You Have Been Targeted for Internment & Resettlement (via The Common Sense Show)
For the last decade numerous elements within the U.S. government have been war-gaming scenarios that include everything from large scale economic breakdown to massive natural catastrophes in anticipation of a major event that would lead to widespread civil unrest, violence and the disappearance of law and order.
Following these simulations they have begun implement directives such as the one cited above.
It’s as if they know it is coming.
Given the evidence, every individual in America should prepare for the worst and assume it is coming too

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/report-federal-directive-authorizes-military-force-against-us-citizens/#4uEXOZiyx5RIX0Li.99
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Don't fall for politicians claiming every new story is the greatest threat/risk we've ever faced.

Notice that it's always the ones claiming that bad things are going to happen that get the soundbites and the news interviews. The people that point out statistics and how low the risk really is aren't really as sexy and so nobody sees them. 
 
WATCH: The kids from Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? learn the true meaning of terror...election-year rhetoric.
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This is why the surveillance issue is important. The more we comply with surveillance in the name of safety, the more authority those who control the surveillance have over us.

As Greewald says, even if you think it's not a big deal now, remembee how easily it could turn to where the magnifying lens of the state is aimed at you and those like you.
Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
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We have no idea who is who over there. Trying to arm one coalition who is made up of groups who are also allied with the association we're fighting against is just delusional.
A Syrian rebel group that received U.S. missiles and training issued a statement Tuesday denouncing the Obama administration’s airstrikes on the Islamic State group.
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Sometimes people almost seem to LOOK for danger and things to worry about.

"We let a pre-teen walk around a public area in broad daylight and NOBODY freaked out. Isn't that SCARY!?!?!"
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Be skeptical when govt/politicians make things sound scary.  Whether they're talking about fiscal problems, the economy, global warming, or foreign threats, we should be extremely careful not to fall into the trap of sanctioning govt action in the name of an uncertain risk.
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When the letter of the law becomes more important than the spirit of the law, injustice is what one will find in the Justice System
Florida man Ryan Holle is currently serving his 11th year of a life sentence, even with no prior criminal record.
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The rule should be treat each case individually. You don't simply say they
somehow tangentially "aided" or "knew" about some crime and thus they are
as guilty as the perpetrators.
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