Archive for the ‘FREEDOM’ Category

Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Tennessee, the Volunteer State, has begun to push back against the tyranny that is the indefinite detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012, better known simply as the NDAA.

The state bills currently being considered could be one of the most significant steps taken against the atrocious assault on our most essential liberties embodied by the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA.

The Tenth Amendment Center (TAC), a group promoting states’ rights (something which I think is an honorable cause in these dire times in which we have an increasingly centralized, authoritarian federal government) reports that two bills are to be considered in the Tennessee legislature.

These include HB1629 and SB2669, both of which are set to be considered in the 2012 session.

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Saturday, February 04, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Imagine that instead of having to pump fossil fuel-based gasoline into your boat or car, you could instead use “liquid air?” The London-based Dearman Engine Company (DEC) has reportedly developed a new engine technology that uses cryogenic air to power vehicle engines, and one of the best parts about it — the technology produces no pollution.

Cooling air to a frigid minus 256 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 160 degrees Celsius) effectively turns it into a liquid that can be used as fuel. When this liquid is mixed with certain other fluids inside of an engine that heats it up and turns it back into a gas, the conversion creates high pressure levels that act as usable energy to drive the pistons and create usable energy.

“You inject a heat-exchange fluid, such as anti-freeze and water, into the head of the piston just before you inject liquid nitrogen. The result is that all the expansion takes place inside the cylinder,” explained DEC’s founder Toby Peters to Transport Engineer. “And because you’ve got this volume of heat exchange fluid, it is isothermal expansion — so it keeps the temperature the same, which is far more efficient” (http://www.transportengineer.org.uk).

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Via: CNN:

A growing number of states are seeking shiny new currencies made of silver and gold.

Worried that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. dollar are on the brink of collapse, lawmakers from 13 states, including Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, South Carolina and Georgia, are seeking approval from their state governments to either issue their own alternative currency or explore it as an option. Just three years ago, only three states had similar proposals in place.

“In the event of hyperinflation, depression, or other economic calamity related to the breakdown of the Federal Reserve System … the State’s governmental finances and private economy will be thrown into chaos,” said North Carolina Republican Representative Glen Bradley in a currency bill he introduced last year.

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ABC
February, 3 2012

The hacking collective Anonymous managed to listen in on a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard as the law enforcement officers were discussing anti-hacking operations, the FBI admitted today.

Calling it “OpInfiltration,” Anonymous members were allegedly able to steal a personal email which included instructions for dialing into the Jan. 17 private call. Today the group published a recording of the call — which discussed the timing of planned arrests and identities of suspected hackers — as well as the email addresses of the officials on it.

In the call, a Scotland Yard official discusses a few suspected hackers in particular, including a 15-year-old that the official calls “an idiot” and another that’s “just a pain in the bum.”

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Steve Watson

Infowars.com

February 2, 2012

 

Five Washington state representatives have introduced legislation in an attempt to override provisions the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 that would allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial.

Reps. Jason Overstreet, Matt Shea, Vincent Buys, Cary Condotta, and David Taylor introduced HB 2759, the Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act this week.

The legislation slams a provision in the NDAA that allows the U.S. government and the military to “indefinitely detain United States citizens and lawful resident aliens captured within the United States of America without charge until the end of hostilities.”

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012 by: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) The powers that be sure seem to be pulling out all the stops in their attempt to win passage of the notorious Stop Online Privacy Act, or SOPA, which – if it ever makes it into law – is liable to force the closure of some of the Web’s most popular sites, including NaturalNews.

The latest outrage comes at the hands of former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who is the current president of the Motion Picture Association of America. A petition posted on the White House’s “We the People” Web site – one that you should sign if you support Internet freedom – calls for an investigation of Dodd for “blatant bribery,” after he suggested in a Fox News interview recently that Hollywood support for President Obama’s reelection could dry up because of his opposition to the legislation.

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by Mike Masnick

While some Dutch ISPs have been ordered by a court to block access to The Pirate Bay (after fighting it in court for years), the order only applied directly to two ISPs: xs4all and Ziggo. BREIN, the local anti-piracy group, had then demanded that other ISPs also start blocking access. However, it appears that KPN and T-Mobile are refusing, saying that they will not do so without a direct court order:
“KPN sees the blocking of websites as a drastic measure for which a court order is required,” KPN said in a statement, adding that innovation is needed to curb piracy.

“KPN doesn’t believe a blockade is the right solution. What is needed are robust, attractive business models that are easy to use and offer a fair deal to both producers and consumers of content.”

T-Mobile also said that it will only respond to court orders, while it emphasized the value of an open Internet.

“T-Mobile strongly supports an open Internet and is fundamentally against shutting off access to websites. Dutch law is very clear when it comes to blocking access to the Internet. T-Mobile will only respond to a court ruling, not to demands from a private party such as BREIN.”
It’s good to see that these ISPs are standing up for the right to an open internet. Of course, I do wonder how such block orders work under Netherlands’ (first of its kind) net neutrality law.

In the meantime, the two ISPs who were subject to the court order have begun the blockade, with Ziggo pointing users to an information page… in which they tell users that it’s easy to get around the blockade.

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Decision in Georgia case expected soon, but ballot concerns going viral

An administrative law judge in Georgia could decide as early as this week whether voters in the state convinced him Barack Obama’s name should be removed from the 2012 presidential ballot because he is not qualified to hold the office.

But win, lose or draw, the fight isn’t going to be over, as other cases are erupting across the nation, with challenges being raised anew even in Obama’s own adopted political network in Illinois.

The Georgia hearing was before Judge Michael Malihi, and while none of the lawyers who appeared in the proceedings was willing to predict what the decision will be, several did confirm that Malihi had considered simply granting them a default victory, because Obama and his lawyers expressly stated they would not participate in a hearing to provide evidence that he is qualified to be on the ballot.

A default presumably would have meant a recommendation from the judge that Obama’s name be stricken from the ballot, a decision which would head for review immediately by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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by Dan Flynn | Jan 31, 2012
FOOD SAFETY NEWS

County sheriffs and federal officials bickering over land, guns and water policies are as old as the West, but the Constitutional Sheriffs Convention, underway for the past three days in Las Vegas, has something new on the menu — food safety regulation.

“I made the decision that the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was not going to be the milk police,” Sheriff John D’Agostini told his Board of Supervisors in California ahead of the convention.

Sheriff D’Agostini was testifying in favor of the “Local Food and Community Self-Governance” ordinance that El Dorado farmer Pattie Chelseth was asking the supervisors to adopt.

Last April 7, Sheriff D’Agostini refused a request from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to provide back up while state agents issued a “cease and desist” order for Chelseth’s “unlicensed dairy.”

Sheriff D’Agostini’s decision not to cooperate with state and federal food safety agents during enforcement actions may not be that unusual.

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Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer

Activist Post

Some time ago I covered the atrocious software covertly loaded onto most major smartphones by the largest carriers in the United States which is known as Carrier IQ.

This software, which is a massive breach of privacy, records and transmits disturbing amounts of information back to the carrier without the user being aware of what it is doing, or being able to stop the process.

Thankfully, one individual amongst the gaggle of useless so-called representatives, Representative Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has stepped up to the plate to fight back.

Today Markey unveiled a draft of legislation which would require cellphone carriers to reveal to their customers if they are using Big Brother monitoring software like Carrier IQ on their devices.

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Via: Infoworld:

If the baboons [6] succeed in constraining speech and information flow on the broader Internet, the new Internet will emerge quickly. For an analogy, consider the iPhone and the efforts of a few smart hackers who have allowed anyone to jailbreak an iPhone with only a small downloaded app and a few minutes. Though these apps couldn’t be simpler to use, their easy and colorful UIs mask a massive quantity of research and reverse-engineering by a group of determined software and hardware geeks. It’s all wrapped up in a nice, accessible package, but the underlying concepts are well beyond what 99 percent of those who jailbreak their phones can truly understand.

So it will be with the jailbroken Internet. In a world where corporations can force just about anyone “off” the Internet by leveraging proposed laws like SOPA and causing ISPs to break DNS, there needs to be a way to maintain connectivity to those sites and that information. If Large Corporation A doesn’t like what Average Guy B is saying about it in his blog, it could effectively muzzle that voice with a takedown notice that adheres to the letter of the law, yet crushes our concepts of free speech and the open Internet. While protecting copyright is clearly an important endeavor, these proposed methods are execrable. However, if a significant number of people aren’t using those DNS servers, if they aren’t using the standard Internet pathways, that voice will still be heard, those sites will still be available.

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Anthony Gucciardi

Activist Post

Does the term ‘all natural’ really mean anything when it comes to food labeling? Increasingly, the evidence says absolutely not.

A new lawsuit launched from New York highlights the real lack of meaning behind the ‘all natural’ marketing stunt, stating that Frito-Lay’s popular ‘all natural’ snack foods like Tostitos and SunChips are actually made with genetically modified ingredients.

Chris Sakes leads the suit against the mega snack corporation, filing a class-action lawsuit that sheds light on the ‘all natural’ labeling scam.

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Heather Callaghan

Activist Post

Good news: not everyone is keen on forcing healthcare workers into mandatory flu vaccines. Healthcare workers certainly don’t want to be coerced into taking their own medicine. They want options like anyone else.

n recent years, doctors and healthcare workers are increasingly refusing vaccines even if they support vaccinating others. Recent motions have caused them to have to decide between their job or taking a jab they simply don’t want.

Governor Chris Christie pocket vetoed a New Jersey bill to mandate flu vaccines for healthcare workers. Christie’s “pocket veto” was more effective at stopping the bill than a typical veto would have been.

What is a pocket veto?

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Sunday, January 29, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) An Illinois District Court judge has decided that a lawsuit filed against the state’s prison system for serving excessive amounts of soy in prisoner meals will move forward. Honorable Judge Harold Baker from the central district of Illinois agrees that the case itself, represented by the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAP), has validity, and that forcing high amounts of soy on prisoners in place of real meat, cheese, and other products could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”

According to WAP, soy began replacing other foods in the Illinois prison system back in 2002 when Rod Blagojevich was elected governor of Illinois. Prison inmates suddenly became inundated at that time with “meat” that was mixed with up to 70 percent soy protein product, and soy cheese, which quietly replaced real dairy cheese. Even the system’s baked goods began to be reformulated with high amounts of soy flour and soy protein.

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OBAMA IN JAIL
The Intel Hub
Shepard Ambellas
January 26, 2012

GEORGIA — A packed courtroom today minus the POTUS (President of the United States) and his attorney, as Obama was a “no show” grabbing a FTA (Failure to Appear) in the case suggesting Obama himself is not a natural born citizen.

Although this comes as no surprise to well researched individuals, it is startling that the almighty dictator can literally skip out on court.

Those who filed suit are claiming that Obama should be kept off the primary ballot in Georgia for presidential reelection in 2012.

The Obama Commission says these claims have no merit.

One witness testified that Obama’s father is not a U.S. citizen but a citizen of Africa, and others testified to the fact that Obama is using a fraudulent social security number (most likely issued by the CIA) as previously covered by The Intel Hub.

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See the letter attached. What Obama is asking now, is totally insane. He is asking the Secretary of State of GA to take the trial away from the judge on the eve of the trial. He is mostly crying on the shoulder of the Secretary of State of GA and saying that Orly is bad, because she issued all of those subpoenas. So after the judge told Obama, that the subpoena, that I issued was perfectly valid and he had to appear in court tomorrow and bring with him all of the documents, that I demanded, Obama decided to go behind the back of the judge and send the same complaint about me to the Secretary of State and he is asking the Secretary of State to take the trial away from the judge.

Does this look like a behavior of an innocent person? An innocent person would have come to court and showed all the valid documents with the embossed seals, which are verifiable. Instead he is acting like a 5 year old brat, saying “I am afraid of Orly, I want the Secretary of State of GA to act like my mommy and protect me from Orly.” Some leader of a free world…

http://naturalborncitizen.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/georgia-brief-merged-final-redacted.pdf

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Vanessa Gera
Sci-Tech Today
January 25, 2012

Poland’s support for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has sparked days of Internet protests by groups who fear it could lead to online censorship. Now several sites plan to go dark in protest. ACTA shares some similarities with the hotly debated Stop Online Piracy Act in the U.S., which was shelved by lawmakers last week.

Several popular Polish Web sites are planning to go dark for an hour Tuesday evening to protest the government’s plan to sign an international copyright treaty.

Poland’s support for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has sparked days of Internet protests by groups who fear it could lead to online censorship

The sites that are protesting are primarily ones that are popular with young people and carry a mix of celebrity news, jokes, funny photographs and other entertaining material.

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Mike Barrett
Activist Post

On December 9th a group of Internet hackers who go by the name Anonymous shut down biotech giant Monsanto’s public relations firm.

Anonymous, who have temporarily shut down FBI and Justice Department websites are now targeting the GMO giant itself by attacking Monsanto.com.

This group of hackers, seemingly working in the shadows, focus their efforts on corrupt organizations in all forms.

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