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Unhappy With U.S. Foreign Policy? Pentagon Says You Might Be A ‘High Threat’

  Watch out for "Hema." A security training test created by a Defense Department agency warns federal workers that they should consider the hypothetical Indian-American woman a "high threat" because she frequently visits family abroad, has money troubles and "speaks openly of unhappiness with U.S. foreign policy." That slide, from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), is a startling demonstrat ...

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Army Bans Soldiers From Reading About NSA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has ordered its personnel not to go to the latest postings on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian to read revelations of information given to its reporter because it contains a “TOP SECRET slide show.” The email, which WND received from a Department of Defense source, was addressed to a couple hundred military personnel and civilians working for DOD. The source who p ...

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CITY to BAN Hammers, Wrenches, Tripods, Canes, Shields and Other ‘TOOLS OF VANDALISM’

  Forget "gun control." That's old news. The city of Oakland, California now wants to ban any object that could be used as a "tool of vandalism," including hammers, wrenches, slingshots, shields and presumably anything else with a blunt edge such as garden rakes or sticks. It's all part of Oakland's response to recent protests in which angry mobs of people caused significant damage to local businesses ...

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FIRED FOR STANDING FOR FREEDOM: “I Got Into Law Enforcement to Serve and Protect, NOT BE A BULLY” [W/VIDEO]

LATEST UPDATE: http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/26/onl... Auburn, Alabama is home to sprawling plains, Auburn University, and a troubling police force. After the arrival of a new police chief in 2010, the department entered an era of ticket quotas and worse. "When I first heard about the quotas I was appalled," says former Auburn police officer Justin Hanners, who claims he and other cops were given directive ...

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Man With PTSD From NEAR DEADLY BEATING BY COP, THREATENED W/ JAIL For … POSTING FLYERS About His MISSING SERVICE DOG

Mikael Thalen Secretsofthefed.com A Marysville, Washington man who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder was threatened with fines and jail time this week after posting flyers about his missing service dog. Shawn Slater, 34, says his dog Nanna, a 3-year-old certified medical alert and therapy Rottweiler, helped him manage his anxiety and seizures so well that he was able to get off his prescription me ...

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Poll: OVER 1/3 of AMERICANS SAY FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ‘TOO EXTREME’ [W/ VIDEOS]

44% also favor the government forcing journalists to give up their news sources. A recent national poll shows that 34% of Americans believe the First Amendment “goes too far in the rights it guarantees.” Credit: dbking courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, based at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, conducted the national survey of 1,006 American adults in ...

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GETTING PREPARED: 911 Truth Movement Gets Organized for Anniversary in NYC

Every year activists converge on Ground Zero of the biggest crime in modern human history to demand a genuine investigation and accountability for government failures. This year, 9/11 activists are more organized than ever for this anniversary of 9/11. One group, GroundZero911.com, is planning guest speakers, concerts, street actions, silent vigils, and other activities. These "truthers" have been ridiculed ...

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UP IN MY GRILL: 4th of July Rap [VIDEO]

Ain't no party like a nanny state party. Song written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Meredith Bragg. About 1:20 minutes. For links and downloadable versions go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/07/02... To read Reason's coverage on the nanny state - including bans on hamburgers, soda, salt, cheese, hotdogs, energy drinks, and more - visit http://reason.com/topics/nanny-state Subscribe to Reason T ...

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