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By Michael Lotfi
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2014- After three years of negotiations, the Farm Bill passed both chambers of Congress on Tuesday. Hemp wasn’t necessarily one of the largely debated topics. However, hidden deep within the bill, a clause lurked that allows for colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes pending the respective states have legalized hemp.
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by Joshua Lerch
Tuesday night at the scene of a rollover accident in Chula Vista, Calif., a California Highway Patrol officer
and Chula Vista Fire Department firefighter got into a dispute over where the fire engine should
park. Ending with the firefighter in handcuffs.
The CHP officer reportedly ordered the firefighter (Jacob Gregoir), to move the fire engine out of the fast lane or he would be arrested. As he helped victims and checked the overturned car for more victims, he reportedly told the unidentified officer that he would have to check with his captain.
That is when the CHP officer handcuffed and detained the firefighter at the scene.
Video captured by KFMB-TV
The California Highway Patrol and Chula Vista Fire Department issued a joint statement on Wednesday, calling the incident “unfortunate” and vowing to improve communication:
Last night there was an unfortunate incident at the scene of a traffic collision on I-805, where both our agencies had responded. Both the CHP and the Chula Vista Fire Department share a common goal of protecting the public and providing the highest level of safety to responding emergency personnel, involved parties and other drivers at collision scenes.
Both of our agencies have the utmost respect for each other and our respective missions. This was an isolated incident and not representative of the manner in which our agencies normally work together toward our common goal.
This morning representatives from both agencies met to discuss the incident to improve communication and ensure the highest level of service is provided to the public. This incident will be a topic of future joint training sessions, in an ongoing effort to work more efficiently together.
|Posted by Anti-Tyranny News on January 22, 2014 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
By Joshua Lerch
With all of the NSA revelations about storing meta data on millions of Americans and a new report showing the mishaps and ineffective surveillance in thwarting off terror. Americans are starting to become more suspicious of their government. And to top that off, Google (the worlds largest search engine and collector of personal data)has already been involved in smart appliances and of recently has purchased Boston Dynamics (Leader in Robotics working closely with the Pentagon) and Nest (Provider of smart thermosats and smoke alarms). Has brought up much concern with many that our government has over stepped it's boundaries in to the private lives of it's citizens.
Something most people might have forgotten about is the expansion of the National Emergency Alert System that puts the control of the issuing in the hands of the POTUS. This may not be as much of a concern as the NSA revelations to most people, but a recent text message sent to Ukrainain protesters might shed light on future protest in America! Accordind to a report out of the NY Times:
"The government’s opponents said three recent actions had been intended to incite the more radical protesters and sow doubt in the minds of moderates: the passing of laws last week circumscribing the right of public assembly, the blocking of a protest march past the Parliament building on Sunday and the sending of cellphone messages on Tuesday to people standing in the vicinity of the fighting that said, “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.” "
This showing the capability of governments to use technology to track and target it's citizens. Not to mention people in the area not apart of the protest may have also become targets. With much of this technology being used by governments many people tend to wonder if there is a such thing as privacy in a society that relies on technology that contains the ability to spy.
But there is hope in sight due to states taking charge and working to introduce legislation to re-enforce the 4th Amendment as State Senator Stacey Campfield (R) and State Representative Andy Holt (R) of Tennesse has Recently done! This along with states nullifying federal laws show that many don't buy in to the fed's approach of give me your liberty, in exchange for safety! One group that was a major part of drafting and lobbiied for the "Tennessee Fourth Amendment Protection Act" was the Tenth Amendment Center, which has been working around the country to help citizens lobby and pass nullification. Get involved and find out what your local and state representatives are doing to protect your rights!
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by Ezra Van Auken
Unfortunately for National Security Agency (NSA) bureaucrats and policymakers in Congress, another report has seeped through the headlines showing yet more inconsistencies with government-approved stories on the NSA’s surveillance state. The latest report comes from the New American Foundation (NAF), which outright calls director Keith Alexander’s thwarted terror attacks claim misleading and overblown.
While the NAF does claim the federal government has stopped dozens of terrorist attacks, the organization believes NSA bulk data collection had “minimal” involvement in those thwarted plots. Jumping right in, out of the 225 allegedly foiled plots by state agents, roughly 1.3 percent of the plots were dismantled by “NSA surveillance under an unidentified authority.” And besides unidentified authority, the numbers are still low.
Crunching the numbers, NAF writes that NSA surveillance under section 702 of the Patriot Act was involved in 4.4 percent of thwarted plots. Under section 215, only 1.8 percent was deterred because of NSA surveillance. Simply put, NAF explains that the American surveillance complex hasn’t actually stopped terrorist plots, but rather, related plots that come secondary to the actual plot such as fundraising for groups.
Even in one case of NSA intervention where exchange took place between San Diego cabdriver Basaaly Moalin and an al-Qaeda affiliate group al-Shabaab, the actual intervention took place two months later by FBI officials. Although the call between Moalin and the Somalian-based al-Shabaab occurred under the NSA’s radar, the actual surveillance and wiretapping by FBI agents happened months later, stalling the capture.
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by Stefan Molyneux
Karl Heinrich Marx is known as a German philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist. How did the man who railed against economic and sexual exploitation treat those around him? What is the truth about Karl Marx?
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by William Norman Grigg
Kelly Thomas died as a result of being beaten, tasered, and suffocated by a thugswarm of police on the July 5, 2011. A jury in Orange County, California — an authoritarian conservative community in which the “Support Your Local Police” movement took root and flourished in the mid-1960s — has acquitted the two ringleaders of that police gang, Manuel Ramos and Ken Cincinelli, of all charges arising from that atrocity.
Manuel Ramos, who harassed, taunted, and terrorized Thomas for nearly a half-hour before the beating began, was charged with second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, and faced up to 15 years in prison. Cincinelli, charged with criminal assault, confronted a four-year prison term. Both were fired from the Fullerton Police Department following a public outcry.
“You see these fists?” Ramos grunted at Kelly, a mentally ill homeless man who was sitting peacefully on the curb. “They’re about to f**k you up.” Such language comes easily to Ramos, who in both his private and professional lives is an enthusiast of gang culture. Thomas had done nothing to warrant attention on the part of the police, let alone a violent arrest. He was beaten with fists, batons, and the butt end of a taser; at various times during the assault, all six police officers — nearly three-quarters of a ton of privileged, tax-fattened, costumed suet — piled on top of the 160-pound man, crushing his chest and causing terminal asphyxia. Thomas died crying out for this father, retired Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Thomas.
The Department had initially claimed that neither Ramos nor Cincinelli, nor the six other officers who joined in the orgy of officially sanctioned violence, had violated department policy. During the trial, Corporal Stephen Rubio, a training officer at the at the Fullerton PD, insisted that the actions of the officers — including the sadistic threat by Ramos — were compatible with department policy. Defense “expert” witness Stephen Karch, a paid shill who flogs spurious medical theories on behalf of abusive cops, testified that the police beating didn’t kill Thomas, but rather that the mentally troubled man simply chose that time to die from an undiagnosed heart condition.
John Barnett, the police union attorney who represented the killer cops, insisted that the beating was an appropriate response to Thomas’s pathetic, doomed struggle to save his life. In his closing argument, Orange County DA Tony Rakauckus emphasized that Thomas had the right to resist an unlawful arrest, and to defend himself against the criminal violence initiated by Ramos and Cincincelli.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/kelly-thomas-verdict-support-your-local-police-uber-alles/" target="_blank">Read Full Article Here
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Antyi-Tyranny News Radio Live, Tonight 6-8pm est. Josh will be joined by Sonny Thomas of Springboro Tea Party of Ohio and Second Hour we will be joined by Dr. Kelly Kohls to discuss Common Core and other issues in the public schools!
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Adam Kokesh speaks from jail.
"Will the Navy Yard shooting finally wake people up?"
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By Madison Ruppert
Anti-Tyranny News Contributor
Editor of End The Lie
A recently released contract reveals that the National Security Agency (NSA) paid a French hacking company an unknown amount of money in 2012 for a 12-month subscription to a “binary analysis and exploits service.”
The NSA contracted Vupen to provide “binary analysis and exploits service” for 12 months (Image credit: document published by MuckRock)
The contract, released under a Freedom of Information Act request, shows firm proof of the massive malware purchasing program run by the United States.
While it was most recently revealed that the FBI employs hackers, this is the first time that a document has been publicly released that clearly shows the NSA’s exploit purchasing program.
The contract, released by https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/vupen-contracts-with-nsa-6593/#787525-responsive-documents" target="_blank">MuckRock, shows that the NSA paid a redacted sum to Vupen, a company based in Montpelier, France, for a year’s worth of exploits.
The exploits purchased are sometimes called “zero-day attacks” due to the fact that they remain undetected and unpatched by software developers.
They are “complex codes custom-written by hackers to target undisclosed security weaknesses in widely used operating systems like Windows and software programs like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Java, and Flash,” according to Ryan Gallagher of Future Tense.
Such exploits can be used by spy agencies like the NSA to stealthily gain access to target systems for everything from surveillance to sabotage.
Gallagher also points out that such exploits can be used simply to strengthen an entity’s own computer networks in an effort to bolster cybersecurity. While that is true, the U.S. government has a much larger purchasing program that is clearly offensive in nature.
After all, American spy agencies launched a whopping 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011 alone. The Pentagon also massively expanded their so-called cybersecurity forces in early 2013.
It is anyone’s guess how much the NSA spent, since it was totally redacted from the documents. Chaouki Bekrar, Vupen’s CEO, also declined to answer questions about the deal with the NSA when contacted by Gallagher.
However, Berar did say that Vupen’s binary analysis and exploits service includes “highly technical documentation and private exploits written by Vupen’s team of researchers for critical vulnerabilities affecting major software and operating systems.”
The aim of the service is to “allow customers protect their systems against sophisticated attacks,” according to Bekrar.
While it is indeed possible that the NSA purchased such services for purely defensive reasons, it doesn’t seem all that likely given that the NSA offensively uses exploits, as The Washington Post revealed in an August story.
The Vupen contract could have been part of the tens of millions of dollars set aside by the agency for purchase of software vulnerabilities. After all, the Post revealed that the NSA budgeted $25.1 million for such purposes in 2013 alone.
Gallagher reported in January that Vupen’s latest financial records show they generated around $1.2 million in revenue in 2011 alone. Only 14 percent of that revenue came from French buyers.
Other companies involved in selling zero-day exploits reportedly include defense contracting giants like Raytheon and Northrop Grumman alongside lesser known names like Endgame Systems and Harris Corp.
While legislators in the United States remain relatively silent on the development and sale of these types of exploits, European lawmakers have expressed concern.
Marietje Schaake, a Dutch Member of the European Parliament, said last week that Europe should be at the forefront of regulating the burgeoning industry.
“We must end the export and proliferation of digital arms now,” Schaake said in a plenary speech. “We have to close the regulatory vacuum, and that includes curbing the trade in zero-day exploits.”
She cited the deliberate degradation of encryption as proof that freedom is being eroded in the name of security.
“Syria and the United States do not have much in common these days except for their use of surveillance, hacking, tracking, tracing and monitoring technologies,” Schaake said. “And far too many of those systems are made in Europe.”
Find this article and other original work by Madison Ruppert at EndTheLie.com
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by Ben Swann
The story is a long way from coming into focus. The little we do know about Monday’s tragic mass shooting at a Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. is stirring a national debate.
First, here’s the back-story. It was September 16th, around 8:20 A.M. when 34 year-old Aaron Alexis opened fire inside a Navy facility. According to the FBI, he was a contract employee who had legitimate access to the Navy Yard and used a valid pass.
Alexis reportedly killed 12 people ranging in age from 46 to 73. Alexis was killed by police in a gun battle. He reportedly entered the facility with a shotgun purchased legally at a local gun shop.
This shooting is the worst at a U.S. military installation since the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas in which Major Nadal Hasan opened fire, killing 13 people and wounding 39 others. The shooting in the Ft. Hood case was religiously motivated.
Religion, however, does not seem to be a motivating factor in the Navy Yard shooting. As we are learning more about Alexis, reports indicate that he was a Buddhist and according to Bloomberg News, had been discharged from the Navy Reserves.
“Alexis was discharged from the Navy Reserves because of a ‘pattern of misconduct’ during his service years that included the 2010 Texas arrest, even though the charges were later dropped, according to a Navy official who asked not to be identified discussing personnel matters.”
Almost predictably, the national debate has turned to gun control once again. But are the media and the public missing something crucial here? Story after story being written about Aaron Alexis indicate there were mental issues.
According to the Associated Press: “(Alexis) had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said.”
In addition, CBS in Washington D.C. is reporting that since August, Alexis had been treated by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems.
The question therefore must be asked… HOW was Aaron Alexis being treated for those problems? In January, when radio host Alex Jones had his blowup with CNN’s Piers Morgan after the Sandy Hook school shooting, Jones shouted about something called “mass murder suicide pills.” The next day, that term was one of the top trending terms on Google.
The reality is that the national media has their preconceived outcome of these kinds of tragic events.
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"Police searched the Northern Virginia home of activist Adam Kokesh Tuesday evening and took him into custody on for allegedly being in possession of hallucinogenic mushroom while also having a gun, authorities said. Kokesh, a former Marine, was held overnight at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, charged with possession of schedule I or II drugs while in possession of a firearm, said Lt. Steve Elbert, a spokesman for the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office."
Source: Washington Post
Update: Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AVTM Official Press Release
RE: Raid on ADAM VS THE MAN Studios 10JUL13
(HERNDON, VA 10 JULY 2013)--- On the evening of Tuesday, 09JUL13, at approximately 7:45 PM, a combination of US Parks Police (an arm of the DHS) raided Adam Kokesh's residence. Local Herndon police assisted in the armed invasion. The officers used a battering ram to knock in the door after two knocks, and did not announce that they had a warrant. Immediately after breaking down the door, a flash bang grenade was deployed in the foyer.
Numerous police vehicles, including a light armored vehicle and two low-flying helicopters barricaded Adam's street. More than 20 armored SWAT team members surrounded the house, as well as a number of detectives, and plainclothes officers. Assault rifles were aimed on all members of the team as they were handcuffed without being told why they were detained. Masked and armored police in full “Storm Trooper” gear flooded in and ransacked the residence. The team was cordoned in a front room, while Adam was pulled aside for questioning.
Over the course of the next five hours, the police searched every corner of the house with canine units and blueprints to the house obtained prior to the search. All officers refused to speak to the crew while they we being detained. They confiscated cell phones and personal items with force. Throughout the ordeal, the police repeatedly showed a volatile desire to initiate aggressive, forceful conduct with detainees. At one point, Adam politely requested to use the restroom and was kicked by the officer forcing him to sit handcuffed on the floor. After hours of determined attempts, the safe was forced open and all items inside were confiscated. Adam was arrested and his crew were told he was being brought to the Herndon Police department overnight. Well after midnight, police officers cleared the house.
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center has stated that it has Adam in custody.
The ADAM VS THE MAN Team will be continuing production on the podcast and the Youtube channel as long as Adam remains imprisoned for an act of civil disobedience. We will continue to spread the message of liberty, self ownership, and the non-aggression principle regardless of the government's relentless attacks on our operation. We will continue to combat its desperate attempts to crush a worldwide, revolutionary shift in the people's understanding of the state's illegitimacy—after all, good ideas don't require force.
Media Contact: Lucas Jewell – [email protected]
Anti-Tyranny News confirmed with Lucas Jewell (AVTM Manager) That flash bang was used
Herndon Police claim they were there to keep people in their homes.
According to an article posted this evening by MyFoxDC. U.S. Park Police along with Herndon Police are serving a search warrant at the home of Adam Kokesh. This is in response to the July 4th video posted by Adam Kokesh (Below) in which Adam loads a shot gun in the middle of Liberty Plaza in DC.
Also stated in the MyFoxDC article
"Roads have been blocked off in the area of the 1500 block of Snow Flake Court in Herndon and residents have been told to stay indoors while police serve the warrant."
Also stated in the article:
Darryl Young, Kokesh's roommate and a political activist, defended Kokesh's actions.
"The point is we have the right to bear arms in all states," he said. "We shouldn't set standards of laws by imaginary lines called borders. In the state of Virginia, it's an open carry state where you can legally open carry, but in the District [of Columbia], the only people allowed to walk with firearms are the criminals themselves."
Many are suggesting this was to keep media out of the area and to keep residents from trying to film the raid. Supporters of Kokesh and supporters of liberty have already taken to the internet and started a call flood event and protests in support of the release of Adam.
Anti-Tyranny News will be following this closely and will bring you updates ASAP!
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Josh interviews Amanda BillyRock on Anti-Tyranny News Radio
Covered: Free Markets, Alternative Currencies, Libertarianism and taking action now to live free! PLUS AmandaBillyRock.com Launches!!
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Josh interviews Adam Kokesh on Anti-Tyranny News Radio.
Covered: Adam's recent arrest, march on 50 state capitals, difference between constitutionalism and libertarian/voluntarism ideology and more.