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Aug 11

Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania Takes Effect Today

Governor Tom Corbett signed the Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine into law on July 1.  The law which takes affect today also includes a provision establishing the Stand-Your-Ground law, officially making Pennsylvania a “No Duty to Retreat” state.

The Castle Doctrine is a common law legal doctrine that states that a person’s residence is their castle.  It provides the resident to use deadly force to defend that “castle”.  A similar doctrine, the Stand-Your-Ground law, states that a person is not required to retreat regardless of where the attack takes place.  The new law also limits an assailants ability to file lawsuits against a person who used deadly force to defend their life or property, another common feature of the doctrine. Continue reading →


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Aug 11

Jobless claims in U.S. rise to 417,000

By Jeffry Bartash | MarketWatch | Aug 25, 2011

The number of Americans seeking new jobless benefits rose for the second week in a row as thousands of phone workers at Verizon Communications filed claims, government data showed.

New applications for U.S. unemployment compensation rose 5,000 to 417,000 , the Labor Department said Thursday. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 412,000 from an original reading of 408,000. Continue reading →


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Aug 11

14 Conspiracy Theories That The Media Now Admits Are Conspiracy Facts

from The American Dream | Aug 23, 2011

How many times have you heard the mainstream media dismiss certain points of view as “conspiracy theories”?  It seems as though one of the easiest ways to brush something off is to label it as something that only “conspiracy theorists” would believe.  Well, you know what?  A whole lot of the time the “conspiracy theorists” are right and the mainstream media is wrong.  In fact, we owe a great debt to “conspiracy theorists” because they will go places and investigate things that the mainstream media would never even touch.  The reality is that the mainstream media only tells us what the government and the big corporations want us to hear, and much of the time it is those in the alternative media that are left with the task of trying to figure out what the real truth is.  So don’t look down on conspiracy theories or conspiracy theorists.  In a world where almost everything we are told is a lie, the truth can be very difficult to find.

The following are 14 conspiracy theories that the media now admits are conspiracy facts….

#1 Fukushima Uninhabitable

Back in April, I published an article entitled “Much Of Northern Japan Uninhabitable Due To Nuclear Radiation?”  At the time, almost everyone in the mainstream media was insisting that Fukushima was nothing like Chernobyl and that those that lived near Fukushima would be able to return to their homes fairly soon.

Well, it turns out that those of us that feared the worst were right after all.  Just consider the following quote from the New York Times….

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Aug 11

National debt has increased $4 trillion under Obama

by Mark Knoller | CBS News | August 22, 2011

The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch.

The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion.

It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

The national debt increased $4.9 trillion during the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush. The debt now is rising at a pace to surpass that amount during Mr. Obama’s four-year term.

Mr. Obama blames policies inherited from his predecessor’s administration for the soaring debt. He singles out:

  • “two wars we didn’t pay for”
  • “a prescription drug program for seniors…we didn’t pay for.”
  • “tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 that were not paid for.”

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Aug 11

The Obama administration love affair with GMOs is selling America down the river to agricultural ruin

by Ethan A Huff | Natural News | August 21, 2011

The freedom to grow one’s own food is a foundational pillar of civilization, and one that absolutely must persist if humanity itself is to exist. But this freedom is rapidly disintegrating in the US, as multinational corporations like Monsanto seize control of the American food supply through the widespread propagation of patented, genetically-modified (GM) seeds and crops. And the Obama administration is currently at the helm of orchestrating this hostile takeover, as it continues to openly support any and all efforts to spread GMOs far and wide, whether it be on private farmland or public wildlife refuges. Continue reading →


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Aug 11

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Fed Loans

by Bradley Keoun and Phil Kuntz | Bloomberg | August 22, 2011

Bernake Lying to Congress

Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) were the reigning champions of finance in 2006 as home prices peaked, leading the 10 biggest U.S. banks and brokerage firms to their best year ever with $104 billion of profits.

By 2008, the housing market’s collapse forced those companies to take more than six times as much, $669 billion, in emergency loans from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The loans dwarfed the $160 billion in public bailouts the top 10 got from the U.S. Treasury, yet until now the full amounts have remained secret.

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Aug 11

Ron Paul Slides into Top Tier – Wins Debate by Telling Iowans — and America — the Truth

by Thomas Woods

AMES, IOWA – Once again, Ron Paul distinguished himself in a Republican presidential debate by telling Americans the truth, answering the questions he was asked, and refusing to treat his countrymen like ten-year-olds who should be spoken to in bumper-sticker slogans.

On the economy, everyone talked about lower taxes, cutting spending, and a balanced budget – the usual boilerplate. Only Ron Paul sought to explain why we have recessions in the first place. Only Ron Paul mentioned the critical role of the Federal Reserve System in blowing up the bubbles that have popped in America over the past decade. Only Ron Paul explained that the monetary system we have, whereby money can be created out of thin air whenever the political class wants it, is a recipe for the very kind of disaster we are living through right now. Continue reading →