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The Shocking Ways the Corporate Prison Industry Games the System

November 30, 2011

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The statistics from this article are astounding… and infuriating.   http://www.alternet.org/story/153212/the_shocking_ways_the_corporate_prison_industry_games_the_system/ The Shocking Ways the Corporate Prison Industry Games the System The private prison system has rebounded, growing dramatically, and making big bucks with huge help from the Feds, as large numbers of immigrants are incarcerated. November 29, 2011    The United States, with just […]

Your Smartphone Is Spying on You

November 30, 2011

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Yikes! I suppose you could argue that cell phone companies already have all the information they could ever want on us (down to our most intimate texts and picture message…), but that still doesn’t make it okay. http://news.yahoo.com/smartphone-spying-204933867.html Your Smartphone Is Spying on You By Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire – 2 hrs 51 mins ago An Android […]

Med. marijuana laws = 9 percent traffic-death decline, 5 percent beer-sales dip, study finds

November 30, 2011

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Too bad the 5% drop in beer sales will probably have more weight with elected officials (making them NOT support marijuana legalization) than the 9% drop in traffic-fatalities that results from legalizing marijuana.   http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2011/11/medical_marijuana_laws_fewer_traffic_deaths.php Med. marijuana laws = 9 percent traffic-death decline, 5 percent beer-sales dip, study finds By Michael Roberts Tue., Nov. 29 2011 at […]

Senate rejects effort to strip detainee provision

November 29, 2011

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This is an important issue to pay attention to.   http://news.yahoo.com/senate-rejects-effort-strip-detainee-provision-201511882.html Senate rejects effort to strip detainee provision  By DONNA CASSATA | AP – 3 hrs ago WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday rejected an effort to strip divisive provisions from a defense bill that deal with the capture and handling of suspected terrorists, setting up a showdown with the White […]

STOP CENSORSHIP

November 29, 2011

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If you’ve already seen a million petitions circling social media sites and the blogosphere regarding internet censorship legislation, that is because there have been multiple bills proposed that attempt to censor the internet. Here Senator Wyden  of Oregon calls for your help to stop the two that have made it through Congress the farthest: SOPA […]

Mortgage Servicers: Getting Away with the Perfect Crime?

November 29, 2011

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Over 4,000 Americans have been arrested in the past two months while protesting government and corporate corruption – where are the arrests for those that had a heavy hand in starting this whole economic mess? http://www.newdeal20.org/2011/11/28/mortgage-servicers-getting-away-with-the-perfect-crime-65555/ Mortgage Servicers: Getting Away with the Perfect Crime? Monday, 11/28/2011 – 9:58 am by Matt Stoller Without prosecutions, there’s nothing […]

Steven Greenhut: Getting serious about Ron Paul

November 29, 2011

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This article from the OC Register gives an interesting perspective of Ron Paul and why the media refuses to cover him as a serious contender for the White House.     http://m.ocregister.com/opinion/paul-328514-serious-republican.html Steven Greenhut: Getting serious about Ron Paul By STEVEN GREENHUT 11/27/2011 1:37 PM I can’t forgive myself for voting for Arnold Schwarzenegger for […]