Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

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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