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They Tell Us “See Something, Say Something.” Well, I See Something

The Department of Homeland Security regularly warns us to be aware of our surroundings and to watch for suspicious activity. They also warn us to watch for actions that may look harmless, but might also be  a symptom of a more serious threat.
Some of us wonder if being so suspicious of our fellow citizens is [...]

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Slouching Towards Nuremberg? By Morris Berman

This is a repost from the blog of author and social critic Morris Berman, originally published in May of 2012. Here he talks about the creeping totalitarian state that is slowly acclimating us to having few if any rights. Considering our recent post on the pervasiveness of police strip searches, it seemed worthy of a repost here.
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Our Currency Will Fail, By Chris Martenson

Chris Martenson is a financial and energy analyst we’ve taken a liking to over the years. His recent commentary on the state of the nation and the inevitable financial crisis is particularly concise.  His condemnations of the status quo and the inability for our political leaders to do anything to prevent or even offset catastrophe [...]

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NDAA Now Law, President Issues Signing Statment

Yesterday, the President signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, a law that allows the president and the military to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial and allows them to transfer custody to “foreign entities” if they are accused of “substantially” providing aid to al Queda or “associated groups.”
The signature was accompanied by this [...]

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NDAA Authorizes President to Transfer Suspected Citizens to Foreign “Entities”

There is no justice when our government can decide to ship you to a foreign country because it doesn’t want to obey the laws here.  Yet that is what legal experts say the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) will do.
Its quickly becoming public knowledge that there is in fact a lot more wrong [...]

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On Indefinite Detention Without Trial

When I was a student in middle and high school, we would occasionally talk about the loss of civil liberties in tyrannical countries. It was explained to us that these dictatorships or countries headed in that direction would deny their citizens free speech, a fair trial and other basic rights.  This happened in all [...]

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ACLU: Proposed Law Will Allow Military to Detain American Citizens Indefinitely Without Trial

Are we about to take another major step toward tyranny?  According to the ACLU, on Monday or Tuesday, the Senate will vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes a provision which they say will allow the US Military to permanently detain American citizens indefinitely and without trial, akin to the Japanese internment camps [...]

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