GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul wins Kalifornia straw poll

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 15:28

LOS ANGELES, Kalifornia - September 18, 2011 - Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a Kalifornia straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night.

A total of 833 ballots were cast during the straw poll, the statement said.

Paul won with 44.9% of the votes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in second with 29.3% of the votes, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in third with 8.8% of the votes.

Tax Revolt: Restaurants in Greece refuse to pay VAT increase

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 15:43

ATHENS, Greece (PNN) - September 1, 2011 - Tax evasion in Greece threatened to take organized form on Thursday when café and restaurant owners refused to pay a 10-point VAT rise, as a deep recession clashes with the government’s increasingly desperate search for revenue.

The steep rise in value added tax on the hospitality sector from 13%- 23% is part of a package of fiscal measures agreed to in return for the country’s second financial rescue by European Union partners.

But for many of Greece’s ubiquitous cafés and souvlaki stands, which have already seen a 20-40% decline in business in the past year as customers rein in spending, the VAT rise is the final straw.

Qaddafi vows no surrender in Libya

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 15:41

TRIPOLI, Libya - September 1, 2011 - Moammar Qaddafi warned from hiding Thursday that tribes loyal to him were well-armed and preparing for battle, hours after terrorist rebels hoping for a peaceful surrender extended the deadline for loyalist forces to give up in the long time Libyan leader's hometown.

DHS & FBI create secret watch list database

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 21:47

WASHINGTON - August 10, 2011 - Privacy is a major concern in today's day and age, whether regulators are calling Facebook out on its invasive features like facial recognition or consumers are worrying about new camera technology like license plate recognition and red light cameras.

Now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving the American people a whole new list of worries in the realm of privacy. According to recent reports, DHS is planning to duplicate the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database to expand an extensive database called Watchlist Service, which will include names, birthdays, photos and biometrics of the accused.

Tapes reveal Jackie believed LBJ killed husband JFK

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 16:02

LONDON, England - August 8, 2011 - Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy, “explosive” recordings are set to reveal.

The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.

Jack Cafferty says Ron Paul Deserves More Attention

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 16:07

CNN’s Jack Cafferty provides some rare CNN common sense by his commentary on the way presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul has been treated by mainstream media. If more mainstream broadcasters get on board the Ron Paul bandwagon, it is just possible that The Patriot Congressman could become the next President of the United States!

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Group claims it hacked U.S. law enforcement websites

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 16:01

LONDON, England - August 5, 2011 - The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked into some 70 law enforcement websites across the southern and central United States in retaliation for arrests of its sympathizers in the U.S. and Britain.

The hacking group also claimed to have stolen 10 gigabytes of data, including emails, credit card details, and other information from local law enforcement bodies.

Jury finds five thug cops guilty of post-Katrina killings

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 15:58

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - August 5, 2011  - A federal jury found four New Orleans police officers guilty on Friday in connection with the shooting deaths of civilians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and a subsequent cover-up.

Judge allows American to sue Rumsfeld over torture

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 15:57

WASHINGTON - August 3, 2011 - A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.

The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s, whose identity is being withheld from court filings for fear of retaliation.

I’m from the government!

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 16:35

This brief clip filmed in Public Service Announcement style should chill your bones. Whenever someone from the government comes ringing your doorbell, it is time to hunker down and defend your life, liberty and property!

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