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Activist To Obama: ‘Don’t Drone Me Barry!’ [Video]

Mikael Thalen August 24, 2013 President Obama was confronted over his drone policy Friday, while shaking hands with supporters at the Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania. "I had to basically make my point with as little words as possible," said Anthony Antonello, activist and host of the "Silence Is Compliance" radio show. "I figured 'Barry, don't drone me Barry' and 'stop droni ...

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Electrical Engineer Sues Power Company Over Smart Meter

Mikael Thalen August 22, 2013 A couple in North Bend, Washington is suing their power company after being forced to pay a monthly fine for refusing to install a new digital electric "smart meter." Electrical engineer Larry Costello and his wife Christy chose to opt-out of the smart meter program after their power company, Tanner Co-Op electric utility, began installing the meters on all ...

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Firefighter Handcuffed And Threatened For ‘Waving’ At Police

Mikael Thalen A firefighter and youth pastor from Indiana filed a complaint with the Evansville Police Department this week, following an encounter with one of the department's officers. While taking an afternoon bicycle ride last Tuesday, 38-year-old George Madison Jr. was surprised when a police car quickly turned out in front of him, blocking his path. “He did it real fast. I thought ...

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City Ordinance Would Criminalize Displaying Toy Guns in ‘Threatening Manner’

Mikael Thalen City council members in Lakewood, Washington are currently pushing for bigger fines and jail sentences for people who brandish toy guns. The city had recently attempted to charge a woman with a weapons violation for scaring her roommates with a small toy guy, but the case was thrown out after a judge agreed that a plastic toy gun was not a real weapon capable of harm. In re ...

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Cop Mocks Disabled Vet, Kicks Him Off Boardwalk For Having Service Dog

Mikael Thalen A disabled U.S. Army veteran was kicked off the North Wildwood boardwalk in New Jersey Friday evening after a police officer took offense to his service dog. Jared Goering, who spent 19 years in the military, serving two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, received his three-year-old service dog Gator after being hit by two IEDs in a 36 hours period in 2009. Goe ...

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Child Services Threatens To Take Mother’s Baby Over Goat Milk Formula

Mikael Thalen A mother in Brooklin, Maine was threatened by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) this week after the state learned that she was feeding her three-month-old son goat milk formula. KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather After 17-year-old Alorah Gellerson's son Carson began having trouble with breastfeeding, Gellerson decided to try homemade goat milk ...

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Seattle GMO Activists Use Light Projection On Gates Foundation Building

Mikael Thalen Activists in Washington state protested Bill Gates' connection to genetically modified food last Sunday by conducting a "light projection action" at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle. Headed up by the "Backbone Campaign," activists beamed several messages onto the building throughout the evening. The protest tactic recently made headlines after t ...

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A Eugene police officer was captured on film slapping a 10-year-old in the face while executing a court order at Monroe Park Sunday evening. The boy's father, 32-year-old Brian Wolfe, contacted police and presented officers with a court order barring the boy's mother, 28-year-old Stephanie Johnston, from visiting the child after Johnston missed a court custody hearing. Johnston, who says her son's father be ...

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City Of Seattle To Employees: ‘Brown Bag’ and ‘Citizens’ Offensive Terms, Usage Banned [W/ VIDEO]

Mikael Thalen A memo sent out to Seattle Public Affairs Officers this week listed new rules that included a ban on the words "brown bag" and "citizens" due to their "offensive" nature. In a report entitled “On ‘brown bags, ‘citizens’ and language” by Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights, Bronstein goes on to say that both terms are potentially offensive, especially "brown bag ...

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Activist Harassed By DHS Officer For Taking Photos On Public Sidewalk [Video]

Mikael Thalen Seattle civil liberties activist Phil Mocek was harassed by several federal agents this week as he attempted to legally take photos on a public sidewalk. While walking past the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building on his way to work Wednesday morning, Mocek began taking pictures of what he described as several unmarked personal vehicles parked in reserved law enforcement spots ...

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