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Pentagon Has Awarded Contracts To Al-Qaeda In Afghanistan

A new independent report reveals that lucrative U.S. military contracts have been granted to militant groups in Afghanistan with direct connections to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The report, submitted to Congress by the U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office, states that American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements with the extremists. A Bloomberg article quot ...

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CITY to BAN Hammers, Wrenches, Tripods, Canes, Shields and Other ‘TOOLS OF VANDALISM’

  Forget "gun control." That's old news. The city of Oakland, California now wants to ban any object that could be used as a "tool of vandalism," including hammers, wrenches, slingshots, shields and presumably anything else with a blunt edge such as garden rakes or sticks. It's all part of Oakland's response to recent protests in which angry mobs of people caused significant damage to local businesses ...

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FIRED FOR STANDING FOR FREEDOM: “I Got Into Law Enforcement to Serve and Protect, NOT BE A BULLY” [W/VIDEO]

LATEST UPDATE: http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/26/onl... Auburn, Alabama is home to sprawling plains, Auburn University, and a troubling police force. After the arrival of a new police chief in 2010, the department entered an era of ticket quotas and worse. "When I first heard about the quotas I was appalled," says former Auburn police officer Justin Hanners, who claims he and other cops were given directive ...

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Man With PTSD From NEAR DEADLY BEATING BY COP, THREATENED W/ JAIL For … POSTING FLYERS About His MISSING SERVICE DOG

Mikael Thalen Secretsofthefed.com A Marysville, Washington man who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder was threatened with fines and jail time this week after posting flyers about his missing service dog. Shawn Slater, 34, says his dog Nanna, a 3-year-old certified medical alert and therapy Rottweiler, helped him manage his anxiety and seizures so well that he was able to get off his prescription me ...

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SCUMBAG BLOOMBERG: NYC Bans Food Donations To The Homeless!!!

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again! Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer. Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer d ...

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***ALERT*** Federal Court OVERTURNS BLOCK on NDAA INDEFINITE DETENTION – NULLIFYING CONSTITUTION!!!

Americans can legally be kidnapped and held without trial Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com July 17, 2013 The Second Circuit court has overturned a temporary injunction which had blocked the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – meaning Americans can now once again be kidnapped and held without trial. Image: Indefinite Detention In September 2012, United States Dist ...

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Congress Is Less Popular than North Korea, Cockroaches, Lice, Root Canals, Colonoscopies…

Congress Is Less Popular than North Korea, Cockroaches, Lice, Root Canals, Colonoscopies, Traffic Jams, Used Car Salesmen, Genghis Khan, Communism, BP during the Gulf Oil Spill, Nixon During Watergate or King George During the American Revolution How Much Do Americans Despise Congress? Business Insider notes today: A June Gallup poll [showed that Congress] had a 10% approval rating [while] and one in March  ...

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Loophole Lets Colorado Lawmakers Avoid Photo Radar Fines

A loophole in state law has allowed Colorado state senators and representatives to avoid photo radar tickets because of special treatment given to lawmakers when they get license plates. Most license plates are issued to specific vehicles. But license plates for lawmakers are issued to individuals and aren't registered in state computers. Saying the process isn't fair, Denver police began considering altern ...

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NO SHOCKER: Only 1% of So Called Terrorists Nabbed by the FBI Were Real

In the dozen years since the 9/11 attacks, we've watched as a classified new legal regime for government surveillance has been hashed out, local police forces have become heavily armed military-type units and a whole new layer of bureaucracy has hatched to provide us with an abundance of “homeland security.” Proponents of this build-up argue that it's made us safer. They point to hundreds of foiled plots to ...

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UP IN MY GRILL: 4th of July Rap [VIDEO]

Ain't no party like a nanny state party. Song written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Meredith Bragg. About 1:20 minutes. For links and downloadable versions go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/07/02... To read Reason's coverage on the nanny state - including bans on hamburgers, soda, salt, cheese, hotdogs, energy drinks, and more - visit http://reason.com/topics/nanny-state Subscribe to Reason T ...

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