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GAGGED: US Silences 9/11 Eyewitness Hero Rodriquez [VIDEO]

The US has tried to silence a national hero’s eyewitness account of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, Press TV reports. “Actually, there was an initial explosion in the basement seconds before the plane hit. I spoke about it - they didn’t want me to talk about it,” said William Rodriguez, a janitor working for 20 years in the North Tower of the World Trade Center bu ...

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MINORITY REPORT: PA Courts Use Computers To Predict Future Criminal Behavior

Grrreat… Next thing will be a brain scan to determine if you lied about your alibi, India is moving that way. Judges in the Philadelphia court system are now taking advantage of powerful new computer models to help determine how much jail time an offender should get. Computers have been forecasting weather and economic trends for years, but applying algorithms to human behavior is relatively new. “This all ...

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CLASSIFIED: DHS Only Fully Approves 10% Of FOIA Requests

According to an annual report for 2012 just released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS processed a total of 205,895 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests during the year. The report, presented by Acting Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer Jonathan R. Cantor, shows that DHS reduced the backlog of such requests by 30 percent during the year. However, a deeper look at the numbers reve ...

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DRUGGING THE DISSIDENTS: Student Forcibly Hospitalized, Injected For Cursing Professor

A student is suing Columbia University after he was hospitalized against his will for 30 days—apparently for cussing out his Spanish professor, the Columbia Spectator reports. In his lawsuit, Oren Ungerleider admits to calling his professor a bitch in front of the class over a low grade. But he got the surprise of his life at 12:30am when the school's associate dean sent officials into his locked dorm room. ...

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FAA RELEASES DRONE LIST … Is YOUR TOWN on the Map?

View EFF’s updated Map of Domestic Drone Authorizations in a larger window. (Clicking this link will serve content from Google.) The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released a new drone authorization list. This list, released in response to EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, includes law enforcement agencies and universities across the country, and—for the first time—an Indian trib ...

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Philadelphia Courts Begin Using Computer Forecasts to Predict Future Criminal Behavior, Determine Jail Time

Judges in the Philadelphia court system are now taking advantage of powerful new computer models to help determine how much jail time an offender should get. Computers have been forecasting weather and economic trends for years, but applying algorithms to human behavior is relatively new. “This all comes about because of new developments in statistics and computer science that are available to us that reall ...

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KEEP QUITE: US Media Kept US Saudi Drone Base Secret For 2 Yrs

It only came to light after a blackout on reporting agreed by the media and the Obama administration was broken by two US newspapers. The revelation that the US has been operating a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia for the past two years came after a blackout on reporting agreed by American media and the Obama administration was broken by two US newspapers. The first pilotless CIA mission flown from the ba ...

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FALSE RESISTANCE? Is The Tea Party Group Behind 2/23 Demonstration Bogus?

Many people are asking us why there is another "resistance" rally being thrown by a "tea party" group one week after our national protests against Obama on Sat Feb 16. Here is what happened to the best of our knowledge. On January 7, as you can see on our event page, we launched the American Resistance To Obama national march plan to our supporters by email and social media. Over 100,000 potential people we ...

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LIKE HOT CAKES: Americans Purchase A Gun Every 1.5 Seconds

For the last two months Americans have been lining up in unprecedented numbers at gun shops and gun shows across the country. In fact, demand has been so massive that the FBI’s background check system in a number of states crashed as a result of being overwhelmed. In January, some 2.4 million requests were sent to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which ranks last month as the se ...

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DOUBLE STANDARD: Why Don’t White-Collar Criminals Get Equal Time?

The Obama administration collected some crowd-pleasing headlines with its announcement that the Justice Department is suing Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency that notoriously fueled the financial crisis and crash by duping investors into buying billions in rotten securities. The government is said to be seeking a cash penalty of more than $1 billion. That sounds good, but President Obama and his admi ...

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ROLLING IN GREEN: High Time for Hemp

Four years ago, Michelle Obama picked up a shovel and made a powerful symbolic statement about America's food and farm future: She turned a patch of White House lawn into a working organic garden. That was a great move, earning kudos from just about everyone this side of Monsanto and the pesticide lobby. But now, as she begins another four years in the people's mansion, the first lady is probably asking her ...

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OVER THE LINE OR MEDIA HYPE? Aurora theater shooting victims harassed by conspiracy theorists

Some survivors of the mass shooting in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater last year have been "relentlessly" harassed by conspiracy theorists who believe the shooting never happened, according to a court document. In a court filing this week, Deputy District Attorney George Brauchler wrote that "proponents of purported 'conspiracies' ... have contacted victims in this case, some of whom have even gone so far ...

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