via NaturalNews: The Dow Chemical Company has sponsored a study that aims to position the 2,4-D herbicide, a popular commercial herbicide, as the solution to Roundup-resistant “superweeds.” But 2,4-D-resistant “superweeds” have already begun emerging a…
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More shocking evidence of government-sponsored ineptitude:
via EFF: Despite the valiant efforts of liberty-defending congresspersons from both political parties, the House of Representatives just passed an extension of the three USA PATRIOT Act surveillance powers that were set to “sunset” at the end of Febru…
From our friends at DownsizeDC.org:
Quote of the Day: “Right now, China, the government, can disconnect parts of its internet, in the case of war, we need to have that here too.” — Senator Joe Lieberman
Would you know what to do?
(via Wired) Scenario: Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.
More evidence of our rights and privacy being trampled:
via EFF: EFF has uncovered widespread violations stemming from FBI intelligence investigations from 2001 – 2008. In a report released today, EFF documents alarming trends in the Bureau’s intelli…
Why isn’t the media all over this? Truly tragic.
via congress.org: For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The reasons are complicated and the accounting uncertain …
via ReasonTV: Even as President Obama maintains close to 50,000 troops in Iraq and continues to escalate and expand the war in Afghanistan, the antiwar movement in America continues to shrink.
So, what happened?
Congressman Ron Paul and Ralph Nader come together to fight the Fed and, surprisingly, the healthcare bill:
“The Fed’s worst nightmare is Congressman Ron Paul.” –Ralph Nader
Via EconomicCollapse/Bloomberg: JP Morgan is the largest processor of food stamp benefits in the United States. JP Morgan has contracted to provide food stamp debit cards in 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. JP Morgan is paid for eac…
Rand Paul is starting off his political career with a bang! I’m so looking forward to watching this unfold… GO DR. PAUL!!
Via Politico: President Barack Obama will soon lay out his vision for federal spending when he releases his annual budget, setti…
Congressmen Paul on Good Morning America talking about raising the debt ceiling and balancing the budget. Interesting to note President Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling back in 2006:
I find this outrageous. But again, hardly shocking:
(Via Guardian.co.uk) From energy to farming, the source of campaign cash matches perfectly the responsibilities of the new chairs of the US Congress’s powerful committees
via CNS: The federal government has accumulated more new debt–$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by …
So, what REALLY happens when you decriminalize drugs? Junkies on every street corner? A surge in drug-related crime? Eight years later, Portugal offers compelling evidence that the US’ beloved War on Drugs is a gargantuan misstep:
via the Billings Gazette: A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week.
Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt.
Outrageous (but hardly shocking):
Thanks to Zach from Reason TV for this terrific explanation of what’s really at stake with Net Neutrality regulation:
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