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Kellyann Conway's Masterful Use of Bullshit Exposed

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[Beating Dead Horses]
Kellyanne Conway has a supernatural ability to derail any interview that paints Donald Trump in a negative light. How does she do it?

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How The Hillary Campaign Destroyed Trump in the Debates

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Washington Post columnist, Ezra Klein dissects Hillary Clinton's performance in the three 2016 presidential debates and outlines exactly what the Clinton campaign did to Trump. Many people think Trump sabotaged himself, but upon Klein's interesting analysis, it becomes obvious that the Clinton campaign did their homework and were masterful in orchestrating the train wreck that was the GOP implosion. See for yourself..

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Internet Talk: Oregon Domest Terrorist Leaders Captured

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[Terroir-ism]
As the "Oregon Militia" leaders became more relaxed and emboldened to wander freely in the area near the wildlife refuse in Oregon they "occupied", the Feds swept in and arrested most of the leaders.

In response the Internet comments have been pretty funny, here is a collection of some of the best...

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Government Attacks Scientist After He Discovers Pesticide Issues

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[Biotech]
Until fairly recently, Jonathan Lundgren enjoyed a stellar career as a government scientist. An entomologist who studies how agrichemicals affect the ecology of farm fields, he has published nearly 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals since starting at the US Department of Agricultures Agricultural Research Service laboratory in Brookings, South Dakota, in 2005. By 2012, he had won the ARSs "Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist" award, and directorship of his own lab.

But recently, things have changed. His work has "triggered an official campaign of harassment, hindrance, and retaliation" from his superiors..

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In Debate Jeb Claims His Brother George W Bush "Kept Us Safe"

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From last night's second GOP debate, comes one of the most audacious slices of BSAlert material we've possibly ever encountered. In response to Donald Trump's criticism of Jeb's brother's term in office, his response was, "At least my brother kept us safe.."

Ed Schultz has a very poignant response to this amazing utterance of delusional hubris that is very well worth watching, especially for those who might not be old enough to know better...

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Hilarious GOP Debate Questions Submitted By The Net

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With the clown cars all packed up and ready to go, Fox has solicited the Internet proper to submit questions to Meygan Kelly for tonite's GOP debate.

As usual, when you leave it up to the fine folks on the Internet, things get real.

Here are some of our favorite questions... and yes, we here at BSAlert couldn't resist adding our own..

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New Spin On The Schoolhouse Rock Jingle: How A Bill Becomes Law

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Have you been hearing about ALEC, the force behind laws to privatize public education and break unions, but are not sure what it's all about? Here's a simplistic, but oh so fun explanation.

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Top 8 Differences Between the Dept of Motor Vehicles and Hell

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This week I had the pleasure of visiting the DMV to get my license renewed, and while waiting I decided to make a list of the differences between the DMV and Hell. Granted, I haven't been to hell yet, so I'm being presumptuous, but here is my list for your enjoyment. Special thanks to Wizegurl for editing/suggestions.

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ISIS: Don't Get Fooled Again

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[Military]
[Activists]
I'm not one to jump on the meme bandwagon, but I'd like to see this idea propagate. When it all comes down to it, ISIS/ISIL is not a threat to America any more than the mythological "WMDs" Saddam Hussein supposedly had. Let's make sure our fellow Americans are reminded of the mistakes of the past so we're not doomed to repeat them.

If you have a cool graphic that also illustrates this point, let us know and we'll feature it here.

Here's ours:


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SCOTUS Sides With Hobby Lobby To Deny Women's Rights

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The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.

Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be provided at no extra charge under the health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010 and the Supreme Court upheld two years later.

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Edward Snowden Interviewed By German TV

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[Activists]
This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD. The interview has been intentionally blocked from the US public, with virtually no major broadcast news outlets covering this story. In addition, the video has been taken down almost immediately every time it’s posted on YouTube.

In contrast, this was treated as a major political event in both print and broadcast media, in Germany, and across much of the world. In the interview, Mr. Snowden lays out a succinct case as to how these domestic surveillance programs undermine and erode human rights and democratic freedom.

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Moyers: The GOP Is Leading A Seccession

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[Activists]
This week’s government shutdown has consequences for all of us, costing an estimated $300 million each day that the government is closed for business. Many Americans have voiced their frustrations with the fallout from the shutdown on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hash tag #DearCongress. Here, Bill Moyers shares his own frustrations, admonishing the Republican Party for holding the country hostage via an irrational “ransom list” of demands — while sabotaging democracy in the process. “When the President refused to buckle to this extortion, they threw their tantrum,” Bill says. ”Like the die-hards of the racist South a century and a half ago, who would destroy the union before giving up their slaves, so would these people burn down the place, sink the ship.” He goes on to tell us where the “reckless ambition” of the Republicans could lead us.

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Republicans Create A Totalitarian Government

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Unbeknownst to the mainstream media and the American people, the GOP majority in Congress passed a resolution that prohibits anyone other than the speaker of the House to call a vote to restore the Government shutdown. In effect, this sneaky little trick subverts democracy and creates a totalitarian state.

See the video where a Congressman confronts the powers that be over this slimy rule change...

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Actually The US Government Has Been Shut Down For 2 Years?

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As the American people ask if the Republican party has lost their freakin minds in the wake of protesting a law that's been legal for several years yet set to take effect this week. Their bluff of shutting down the government this week reveals that perhaps, they've already shut the government down and nobody noticed? Here's an incredibly insightful piece on just what's been going on in Washington over the last 4+ years...

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A Soldier's Last Words

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[Activists]
Daniel Somers was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was part of Task Force Lightning, an intelligence unit. In 2004-2005, he was mainly assigned to a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team (THT) in Baghdad, Iraq, where he ran more than 400 combat missions as a machine gunner in the turret of a Humvee, interviewed countless Iraqis ranging from concerned citizens to community leaders and and government officials, and interrogated dozens of insurgents and terrorist suspects. In 2006-2007, Daniel worked with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) through his former unit in Mosul where he ran the Northern Iraq Intelligence Center. His official role was as a senior analyst for the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, and part of Turkey). Daniel suffered greatly from PTSD and had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and several other war-related conditions. On June 10, 2013, Daniel wrote the following letter to his family before taking his life. Daniel was 30 years old. His wife and family have given permission to publish it.

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Christopher Dorner's Manifesto

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The ex-LAPD cop who was accused of going on a murder spree left behind a bewildering array of notes and messages some are calling his "manifesto". Here it is in its entirety...

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Senior US Federal Attorney Is Outed On Public Messageboard

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The US Attorney General for Louisiana, Jim Letten, announced today that one of his top prosecutors has been using the handle "Henry L. Mencken1951" to criticize a local landfill owner and a raft of other local and national figures, including federal judges, in the comments section on Louisiana's Times-Picayune website. Perricone "readily admitted" using the pseudonym, and the matter has been referred to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, Letten said.

And what does a US Fed utter when he thinks he's protected by anonymity? Will this issue create a controversy over whether or not someone commenting publicly under an alias can be construed as an ethical conflict of interest?

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Time Magazine Reveals The Extent Of American Media Spin Over OWS

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[News Media]
We've run these stories before several times, showcasing how the American media clearly has a double standard when it comes to covering relevant news stories, but no media outlet paints a more poignant image of the issues in play than Time Magazine. Once again, feast your eyes on what Americans get to see in the Dec 5th issue of Time, verses the rest of the world.


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Joe Rogan: The Problem In America Is Dumb People

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Joe Rogan lays out an interesting diatribe that explains why he thinks America is messed up...

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Noam Chomskey On The Assasination Of Bin Laden

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[Military]
In the wake of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, MIT professor Noam Chomsky comments on the issue claiming, "There is much more to say"...

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GPS Units Caught Sending Speed Data To Government

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It appears every gadget in your possession is tracking your location. First it was the iPhone, then Android phones and now it's your bleedin' sat-nav. TomTom, perhaps in a pre-emptive strike against its own user-tracking scandal, has admitted its sat-navs can track users and inform third parties about how fast they're going.

The sat-navs in TomTom's Live range all feature built-in 3G data cards, which feed location and route information back to a central server, which allows TomTom to create a map of congestion hotspots. It's now emerged that this data, however, along with a user's speed, is being made available to local governments and authorities.

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Stephen Colbert Weighs In On HBGary Scandal

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Stephen Colbert explains the details of the recent scandal involving a private security firm who was working on attacking Wikileaks in order to discredit them... which backfired horribly..

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Wikileaks Julian Assange Interviewed Post-Arrest

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[News Media]
In his first interview since the trumped-up rape charges have been levied against him, Julian Assange addresses various issues, including whether he is a journalist, and the mainstream media's attempt to distance themselves from people like him.

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Obama: Be Prepared For New Wave Of Anonymous Attack Ads

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In his weekly address, President Obama discusses the Republican Power Grab - this is an important, short video worth watching that will shed light on the coming mayhem of the mid-term elections.

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New Apple Products Keep Constant Tabs On Their Customers

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Your GPS location coordinates, Wifi access point and GSM tower data is constantly saved by Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Snow Leopard and Safari browsers (also Windows version) and sent to Apple in batches every 12 hours...

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The Dark Secret Of Copy Machines

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What if almost every copy machine made in the last year has a secret in it? That undermines everyone's privacy and personal security...

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Anybody's Son Will Do

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[Psychology]
In 1983, the National Film Board of Canada produced a 57-minute film, "Anybody's Son Will Do". Arguably the best documentary on military recruitment ever made, and tailored for public television, it scared the hell out of the U.S. military machine, which has done its best to "disappear" it. For years it has been nearly impossible to find a copy, until now.

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Obama Responds To GOP Talking Points For Point

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President Obama traveled to a House Republican retreat in Baltimore on Friday and delivered a performance that was at once defiant, substantive and engaging. For roughly an hour and a half, Obama lectured GOP leaders and, in a protracted, nationally-televised question-and-answer session, deflected their policy critiques, corrected their misstatements and scolded them for playing petty politics. Check out the video.

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Racism As A Tool Of The American Military

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Mike Prysner describes a mission he took part in which his unit forced Iraqis out of half a dozen homes, with no compensation, so the US military could use them. "One family in particular, a woman with two small girls, very elderly man, and two middle-aged men--we dragged them from their houses and threw them onto the street, and arrested the men because they refused to leave." Since he left, he has been plagued by guilt, "anytime I see a mother with her children, like the one who cried hysterically and screamed that we were worse than Saddam as we forced her from her home--anytime I see a young girl like the one I grabbed by the arm and dragged into the street." Prysner also describes the physical abuse of a wounded prisoner, with a sandbag over his head and his hands tied behind his back. "We were told we were fighting terrorists; the real terrorist was me, and the real terrorism is this occupation."

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Barney Frank Answers Real Questions About Government

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What happens when a United States Representative answers honestly about pending bills and legislation and "partisanship" in Washington? You get the real deal.. check it out - the 5 minute long explanations of how government works that you'll NEVER see on the TV news...

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Congress Makes Operating WiFi Dangerous And Potentially Illegal

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill saying that anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and drawings--or face fines of up to $300,000.

That broad definition would cover individuals, coffee shops, libraries, hotels, and even some government agencies that provide Wi-Fi. It also sweeps in social-networking sites, domain name registrars, Internet service providers, and e-mail service providers such as Hotmail and Gmail, and it may require that the complete contents of the user's account be retained for subsequent police inspection.

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Declassified Photos Show Bush Global Warming Cover Up

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[Environment]
The Obama Administration recently declassified about 1,000 satellite photographs of Arctic ice the Bush Administration had kept under wraps. The photos didn?t make much of a splash until recently, when two English newspapers, the Guardian and the Daily Mail, published some startling examples of the effects of global warming and how the Bush administration sought to cover this up.

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Jesse Ventura On Current Events, Career Politicians And 911

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[Pundits]
It's always fun when mainstream media has the balls to give Jesse Ventura air time and as usual, his appearance on Larry King Live is thought provoking and insightful. Check it out...

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Jesse Ventura Speaks Out On Waterboarding

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[Pundits]
We hear a lot from people who call "waterboarding", "enhanced interrogation techniques" as if it's not torture. Well ex-Governor, ex-Navy Seal Jesse Ventura was waterboarded and talks about what it really is and what it's worth, and he appears on the network thinktank known as "The View" and takes on their token wingnut blonde. Hilarity and PWNage ensue...

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Rumsfeld Sent Bush War Memos Covered With Christian Propaganda

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Just when you thought you've seen it all, appears some recently leaked memos to President Bush on the war status in Iraq -- that are peppered with biblical references supposedly designed to coerce the president into "staying the course" because it is god's will. I wish I was making this up...

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A Pulitzer Winner You're Not Going To See On Cable

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[Pubic Relations]
The Pulitzer's came out this week but there's one winner who's story (or name, even) you probably haven't heard of. His name is David Barstow and he writes for a little newspaper called the... I have it right here, one second- New York Times', maybe you've heard of it. But you could be forgiven for not having heard of him thanks to every cable news network in America.

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Pope warns of 'a desert of godlessness' in Good Friday address

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Pope Benedict XVI last night attacked the rise of aggressive secularism in Western societies, warning them that they risked drifting into a 'desert of godlessness'.

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Peter Schiff: Government Is Contributing To The Depression

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The only finance guy who correctly predicted the mess the country is in has now come out commenting on the current administration's plan to address the economic crisis. As usual, Peter Schiff has some interesting things to say...

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Bill Maher On the Bailouts

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Bill Maher has released a viral video in anticipation of the season premier of his show Real Time, and as usual, he pulls no punches in addressing the current financial crisis...

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Bush's Eight Years In Office Explained In Eight Minutes

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[News Media]
..as only Keith Olbermann can do..

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Who's Reading Your Communication And Where?

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Believe it or not, the government is outsourcing surveillance of Americans to two Israeli companies.

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Environmental Group Exposes EPA Whitewashing

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[Environment]
Preliminary water tests from rivers near a huge coal ash spill in Tennessee show elevated levels of pollutants such as mercury and lead, a environmental group said on Friday.

"We're concerned that the water poses a greater risk to residents in the area than has been revealed so far," said Matt Wasson, a program director at Appalachian Voices, a environmental group that coordinated the testing of the water with scientists from Appalachian State University.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski On Israel's Attack And Bush's Incompetence

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[Military]
Former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski offered his expertise on the conflict in Gaza on Joe Scarborough's show, and after being badgered by Scarborough, he accused Joe of being so stunningly superficial in his analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that it's "embarassing."

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FEMA Investigates Katrina Victims' Personal Data Put Online

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Personal information on people who applied for disaster aid after Hurricane Katrina was recently published on the Web without authorization, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

FEMA is investigating the unauthorized posting of the names, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, addresses and other personal information that the agency collected from applicants, FEMA announced in a news release dated Dec. 19 and modified Dec. 23. FEMA was alerted Dec. 16 to a Web site posting of a spreadsheet that contained 16,857 lines of personal information about Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Gulf Coast to Texas, the news release states.

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Bill Maher: America is not #1

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[Humor]
Bill Maher lays down some painful reality in his latest New Rules segment...

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Do You Live In A Constitution-Free Zone?

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Did you know the Federal government has decided that if you live within 100 miles of a land or coastal border they have "extraordinary powers" to stop and search you? The ACLU has some info you need to know...

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The Story Of Tommy Chong - What The Feds Don't Want You To See

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Most people are aware Tommy Chong was sent to prison for being involved in a web site operation that sold drug paraphernalia to a state that prohibited such sales. They probably don't know the details of this or who was behind it. It's worth checking out...

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FDA Raises "Safe" Melamine Level In Baby Formula

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Less than two months after federal food regulators said they were unable to set a safety threshold for the industrial chemical melamine in baby formula, they announced a standard that allows for higher levels than those found in U.S.-made batches of the product.

Food and Drug Administration officials on Friday set a threshold of 1 part per million of melamine in formula, provided a related chemical isn't present. They insisted the formulas are safe.

Presumably based on the number of complaints they received from newborn babies?

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Kerry Outlines What John McCain Did Regarding Financial Crisis

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John Kerry talks about John McCain's devotion and understanding of the financial crisis. This is pretty amazing and amusing at the same time..

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EFF Sues Bush Administration For Protecting Telcos Wiretapping

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The Bush administration has said the American public can not sue the phone companies who have participated in unconstitutional, illegal surveillance of Americans. As a result, the EFF has filed suit against the Bush administration.

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