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Chief of Police Fired After Pledge to Uphold Constitution

A police chief was detained and harassed by federal agents while traveling to a constitutional convention before returning home to be told he was fired and ordered to disband his police department after signing a pledge to uphold the bill of rights. Police Chief Shane Harger of the Jemez Springs, NM Police Department was flying…

Geithner Warned S&P Chairman US Would Retaliate For Downgrade

Considering that the US was downgraded by S&P just 4 months later, one person who certainly will never forget his idiotic preannouncement, is the former Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner. And being the sore loser that everyone suspected he was (although one hopes his recent well-paid move to Warburg Pincus will help soothe his sensitivity) it…

Drug Smuggling DEA Mad About Marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s chief of operations pleaded with lawmakers during a Senate hearing Wednesday, warning over the alleged dangers of marijuana legalization at the state level. “It scares us,” James L. Capra said according to the Washington Post. “Every part of the world where this has been tried, it has failed time and time…

6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC

With Russian, Chinese, and Argentinian (with a record low in the blue dollar today) money washing ashore (in USD or Bitcoin) under the Status of Liberty, the ‘prices’ of upscale apartments in New York City have simply exploded. We thought some context for this apparent ‘price’ vs ‘value’ discrepancy was useful… presenting 6 castles that…

IRS Seizes Store Owner’s Money – No Charges Filed

Totally insane – must read. I’ve always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I am a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business’ entire bank account — more than $35,000 — had been wrongly seized.…

ATF misplaced 420 million cigarettes in stings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday. In one case, agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and…

Popular Science Decides Internet Comments Are “Bad for Science.”

Popular Science announced today that it is shutting off comments for good. “Comments can be bad for science,” explained Suzanne LaBarre, the magazine’s online content director. She pointed to “trolls and spambots” who “overwhelm” the magazine’s efforts to “spread the word of science far and wide.” Thanks to these trolls, she went on, “the cynical…

The typical American family makes less than it did in 1989

In 1989, the median American household made $51,681 in current dollars (the 2012 number, again, was $51,017). That means that 24 years ago, a middle class American family was making more than the a middle class family was making one year ago. This isn’t a lost decade for economic gains for Americans. It is a…