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      by Published on 08-28-2014 03:02 PM

      A judge has ruled that parts of Utah's law banning polygamy are unconstitutional, effectively decriminalizing the practice, in a victory for the family that appears in the reality TV show 'Sister Wives'.

      Kody Brown, who stars in the TLC reality show with his four wives, filed a lawsuit against the state after leaving Utah fearing prosecution after the programme aired.

      Now a federal judge has issued his final ruling in the case that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law.

      cont.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ygamy-ban.html
      by Published on 08-28-2014 01:58 PM

      70,000 residents will be given BTC in 2015 and the infrastructure to send them easily with old-school SMS text messaging via Coinapult.

      Coinapult was started by the creator of Satoshi Dice. (This guy has 6 figures of BTC and he was a NH Free Stater, I think?)

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      http://bitcoinmagazine.com/15986/dom...itcoin-nation/

      The “Bit Drop” to distribute Bitcoin to all islanders

      AUGUST 28, 2014 — Dominica is set to be the first nation to adopt Bitcoin following a successful collaboration between island officials, Coinapult, Aspen Assurance, Bitcoin Beauties and the College Cryptocurrency Network, who have partnered to deliver the project, officially titled The Bit Drop.
      ...
      by Published on 08-28-2014 12:54 PM

      DNC Response to Rand Paul’s Troubling WSJ Op-Ed

      This morning, Rand Paul ran an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he laid out his troubling foreign policy worldview.

      Below please find a response from DNC National Press Secretary Michael Czin to Paul’s vision:

      “It’s disappointing that Rand Paul, as a Senator and a potential presidential candidate, blames America for all the problems in the world, while offering reckless ideas that would only alienate us from the global community.

      “Unfortunately, this is nothing new for Paul. Last week he criticized American policy to the president of another country on foreign soil. This week he’s blaming the Obama Administration for another nation’s civil war. That type of “blame America” rhetoric
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      by Published on 08-28-2014 11:50 AM
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      They are wrenched from abusive homes, uprooted again and again, often with their life’s belongings stuffed into a trash bag.

      Abandoned and alone, they are among California’s most powerless children. But instead of providing a stable home and caring family, the state’s foster care system gives them a pill.

      With alarming frequency, foster and health care providers are turning to a risky but convenient remedy to control the behavior of thousands of troubled kids: numbing them with psychiatric drugs that are untested on and often not approved for children.

      Continued: http://www.dailynews.com/health/2014...ky-medications ...
      by Published on 08-28-2014 10:48 AM

      I'll admit my heart skipped a beat when I saw this on Drudge. I really hope this doesn't blow up. I don't want to get drafted for this.
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      KIEV, Ukraine —*Russian forces in two armored columns captured a key southeastern coastal town near the Russian border Thursday after Ukrainian forces retreated in the face of superior firepower, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.

      The two Russian columns, including tanks and armored fighting vehicles, entered the town of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov after a battle in which Ukrainian army positions came under fire from Grad rockets launched from Russian territory, according to the spokesman, Col. Andriy Lysenko.

      Continued http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...0e4_story.html

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/29/wo...-conflict.html
      by Published on 08-28-2014 10:46 AM

      by MATTHEW BOYLE
      27 Aug 2014

      Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) certainly has a knack for boldness. On Sunday's Meet the Press, he dubbed U.S. military engagement in Libya “Hillary’s war” and stated the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) is not a result of President Obama's inaction in the Middle East but the unintended consequence of the U.S. military engagement in Libya.

      The comments predictably caused heads in the GOP's foreign policy establishment to explode. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin called the rhetorical gambit “ludicrous” and said Paul holds the same views as his father, the libertarian former-Rep. Ron Paul. In an email to me, John Yoo, the former top Justice Department official in the Bush administration, said Paul is the Republicans' “own version of George McGovern.”

      In a phone interview, Paul expanded on his remarks and offered a detailed rendering of his views on foreign policy that, regardless of their merits, are undoubtedly innovative for a man likely to seek the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016. Paul told Breitbart News:

      I would say the objective evidence shows that Libya is a less safe place and less secure place, a more chaotic place with more jihadist groups—and really, we’ve had two really bad things happen because of Hillary’s push for this war. One is that our ambassador was killed as a consequence of not having adequate security and really as a consequence of having a really unstable situation there because of the Libyan war, and then most recently our embassy having to flee by land because they couldn’t leave via the airport because of such a disaster in Libya. So I think it’s hard to argue that the Libyan war was a success in any way. From my perspective, the first mistake they made was not asking the American people and Congress for authority to go to war.
      read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...k-Rise-Of-ISIS
      by Published on 08-28-2014 09:42 AM
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      Note- this is not an endorsement of the UN or their views. -Ed

      Killer robots programmed to open fire without human control are just a “small step” from the battlefield and military powers should agree to outlaw them, a top United Nations official has said.

      Angela Kane, the UN’s high representative for disarmament, said governments should be more open about programmes to develop the technology and she favoured a pre-emptive ban before it was too late.

      She said: “Any weapon of war is terrible, and if you can launch this without human intervention, I think it’s even worse. It compounds the problem and dehumanises it in a way.

      “It becomes a faceless war and I think that’s really terrible and so to my mind I think it should be outlawed. ...
      by Published on 08-28-2014 08:38 AM
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      US Senator Dr. Rand Paul is starting to sound more and more like his Dad, as the large swell of us US voters at least hoped he would -
      even if stationed overseas.




      This means all the grassroots organizing in Iowa and Nevada etc. can all start gearing up again for those early primary/caucus states.
      We need New Hampshire - we need Iowa - we need Nevada (although those caucus states won't be in the Rand column
      of delegates) until the 2016 GOP National Convention in late June 2016 - earlier than in the past election cycles.

      Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention
      In choosing Cleveland, party organizers opted for a Democratic enclave in the
      pivotal battleground state of Ohio over the
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      by Published on 08-28-2014 07:34 AM

      Feds call it “twelve triple three”; whistleblowers says it's the heart of the problem. One thing sits at the heart of what many consider a surveillance state within the US today.

      The problem does not begin with political systems that discourage transparency or technologies that can intercept everyday communications without notice. Like everything else in Washington, there’s a legal basis for what many believe is extreme government overreach—in this case, it's Executive Order 12333, issued in 1981.

      “12333 is used to target foreigners abroad, and collection happens outside the US," whistleblower John Tye, a former State Department official, told Ars recently. "My complaint is not that they’re using it to target Americans, my complaint is that the volume of incidental collection on US persons is unconstitutional.”

      The document, known in government circles as "twelve triple three," gives incredible leeway to intelligence agencies sweeping up vast quantities of Americans' data. That data ranges from e-mail content to Facebook messages, from Skype chats to practically anything that passes over the Internet on an incidental basis. In other words, EO 12333 protects the tangential collection of Americans' data even when Americans aren't specifically targeted—otherwise it would be forbidden under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978.

      Continued: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2...o-mass-spying/
      by Published on 08-28-2014 06:30 AM

      The St. Louis Tea Party made a statement of support by going to Ferguson to provide some revenue to the hardest hit businesses. The media didn't cover it. Don Lemon did not interview them wearing a gas mask. No, the media is too busy with non-stop propaganda meant to divide, demonize, and distract.

      Did anyone hear about this? Even Senator Claire McCaskill attended, but apparently she doesn't rate coverage...
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      Why St. Louis Tea Party Went to Ferguson To Shop
      By Bill Hennessy

      You can’t change the world in your living room.

      That’s why a small band of (mostly) white people from (mostly) West County drove to Ferguson (and Dellwood) to shop tonight.

      We targeted the small businesses that were hit hard by violence–violence committed (mostly) by out of town agitators, criminals, vandals, and hooligans.

      We drove to Ferguson to make two statements with our actions: 1) Ferguson is OUR community, and 2) Ferguson is open for business.

      I met Dellena. Dellena owns the 911 Beauty Salon on West Florissant in Dellwood. Her landlord got foreclosed on, which meant she lost her home, just before the riots. So she moved all her inventory from her house to the store. Then the riots happened, and they took her inventory.

      More: http://hennessysview.com/2014/08/21/...guson-to-shop/

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