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12-year-old New York City Middle School Student Handcuffed, Arrested for Doodling on Desk


February 12th, 2010

Twelve-year-old Alexa Gonzalez scribbled "Lex was here 2/1/10" on her desk Monday. She also wrote "I love my friends Abby and Faith." The girl says the doodles could have been erased, according to the Daily News.

 

How Labour Threw Open Doors to Mass Migration in Secret Plot to Make a Multicultural UK


Written By James Slack
February 12th, 2010

Labour threw open the doors to mass migration in a deliberate policy to change the social make-up of the UK, secret papers suggest. A draft report from the Cabinet Office shows that ministers wanted to ‘maximise the contribution’ of migrants to their ‘social objectives’. The number of foreigners allowed in the UK increased by as much as 50 per cent in the wake of the report, written in 2000.

 

New Extension Likely for Key Patriot Act Provisions



February 12th, 2010

The Senate may vote on a second temporary extension of several controversial counterterrorism authorities as part of the jobs bill unveiled Thursday. The draft bill carries language that would extend until Dec. 31 three expiring provisions of the antiterrorism law known as the Patriot Act.

 

Think Government Is Corrupt? You May Face 10 Years In Jail



February 10th, 2010

Subversives who think government is corrupt and should be controlled by the people face 10 years in prison and a $25,000 dollar fine if they fail to register with authorities in South Carolina, in another chilling example of how free speech and dissent is being criminalized in America.
The state’s “Subversive Activities Registration Act” is now officially on the books and mandates that “Every member of a subversive organization, or an organization subject to foreign control, every foreign agent and every person who advocates, teaches, advises or practices the duty, necessity or propriety of controlling, conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States … shall register with the Secretary of State.”

 

Brazilian Farmers Declare War on Monsanto


Written By Marcondes Maciel and Tania Rauber
February 10th, 2010

Growers in [the Brazilian State of] Mato Grosso have declared war against Monsanto, the multinational corporate owner of the GMO soya technology known as RR (Roundup Ready). After exhausting all attempts to engage the company in dialogue, the growers are now considering legal action. In Cuiaba, Aprosoja (the Association of Soya and Corn Producers Association of the State of Mato Grosso) is preparing a lawsuit. In Sinop (500km North of Cuiaba) the growers are looking to sue the company as well.

 

It Is Now Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off The U.S. National Debt


February 10th, 2010

A lot of people are very upset about the rapidly increasing U.S. national debt these days and they are demanding a solution. What they don't realize is that there simply is not a solution under the current U.S. financial system. It is now mathematically impossible for the U.S. government to pay off the U.S. national debt.

 

Home Loan Demand Drops Despite Drop In Rates


February 10th, 2010

U.S. mortgage applications dipped last week, reflecting reduced demand for home purchase loans even as rates on 30-year loans fell to their lowest since December, an industry group said on Wednesday.

 

New York Senate Expels Senator Over Assault


February 10th, 2010

The New York State Senate has voted to expel a senator for the first time in almost a century, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

It said the Senate voted 53 to 8 late Tuesday night to immediately remove Senator Hiram Monserrate, a Democrat from Queens, found guilty of misdemeanor assault in October for dragging his girlfriend down the hallway of his apartment building

 

Phoenix Gives OK To 2% Tax On Food


Written By Scott Wong
February 10th, 2010

Desperate to save police, fire and other city jobs, a divided Phoenix City Council on Tuesday approved a sales tax on grocery items that will generate tens of millions of dollars a year. The 2 percent food tax will take effect April 1 and expire after five years, though Mayor Phil Gordon said the council has the option of reversing its decision after it hears from the public during 15 budget hearings planned for this month

 

"More Empires Have Fallen Because Of Reckless Finances Than Invasion"



February 10th, 2010

While Eric Margolis' entire comment in the Toronto Sun is a must-read, the following two quotes really hit the nail on the head:


More empires have fallen because of reckless finances than invasion... If Obama really were serious about restoring America’s economic health, he would demand military spending be slashed, quickly end the Iraq and Afghan wars and break up the nation’s giant Frankenbanks.


Margolis is right.

 
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