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” ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO RUN THE INTERNET LIKE A UTILITY OPENS THE DOOR TO ABUSE. WE NEED YOUR VOICE NOW TO OPPOSE TITLE II — PROTECT AN OPEN INTERNET! “
” Last week, The Post published a series of in-depth articles about the abuses spawned by the law enforcement practice known as civil asset forfeiture. As two people who were heavily involved in the creation of the asset forfeiture initiative at the Justice Department in the 1980s, we find it particularly painful to watch as the heavy hand of government goes amok. The program began with good intentions but now, having failed in both purpose and execution, it should be abolished.
Asset forfeiture was conceived as a way to cut into the profit motive that fueled rampant drug trafficking by cartels and other criminal enterprises, in order to fight the social evils of drug dealing and abuse. Over time, however, the tactic has turned into an evil itself, with the corruption it engendered among government and law enforcement coming to clearly outweigh any benefits.
Then, in 1986, the concept was expanded to include not only cash earned illegally but also purchases or investments made with that money, creating a whole scheme of new crimes that could be prosecuted as “money laundering.” The property eligible for seizure was further expanded to include “instrumentalities” in the trafficking of drugs, such as cars or even jewelry. Eventually, more than 200 crimes beyond drugs came to be included in the forfeiture scheme.
The Asset Forfeiture Reform Act was enacted in 2000 to rein in abuses, but virtually nothing has changed. This is because civil forfeiture is fundamentally at odds with our judicial system and notions of fairness. It is unreformable.
Civil asset forfeiture and money-laundering laws are gross perversions of the status of government amid a free citizenry. The individual is the font of sovereignty in our constitutional republic, and it is unacceptable that a citizen should have to “prove” anything to the government. If the government has probable cause of a violation of law, then let a warrant be issued. And if the government has proof beyond a reasonable doubt of guilt, let that guilt be proclaimed by 12 peers.”
Published on Jul 1, 2014
” Here’s Juston’s take on the recent Supreme Court decision regarding contraception coverage in the workplace! Filmed live at the Palace Theater in 2012. For show dates and tickets, visit http://www.JustonMcKinney.com! “
Published on Sep 2, 2014
” Have you ever thought about what a day could look like if the Constitution had not been ratified 225 years ago? Watch this video and take a moment to reflect on some of the other freedoms you might have lost. The ACLU is sponsoring a petition to ask Congress to make Constitution Day a federal holiday. The Constitution made us the “United States of America.” People in America should have one day every year dedicated to celebrating the Constitution in the same way that they celebrate the country’s Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. What better time to do that than on the 10th anniversary of Constitution Day?
In 2004, Congress recognized that students should learn a curriculum on the Constitution every September 17th — the anniversary of the day it was signed in Philadelphia in 1787. Five years later, President Obama signed a proclamation designating September 17th through September 23rd as Constitution Week. He urged leaders of civic, social and educational organizations to conduct ceremonies and programs that celebrate our Constitution and reaffirm our rights.
Our petition goes one step further to elevate the Constitution. It was the first document of its kind. Today, there are some constitutions that are very different from ours, but every country that has a Constitution got the idea of writing a Constitution in the first place because our Framers and Founding Fathers wrote the U.S. Constitution. Our Constitution influenced the world; what a cause to celebrate. “
” The only purpose for which power can rightfully be exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others… “
480 BC – the Battle of Salamis, Greece, the greatest of ancient naval battles, was won by Greece over Persia. Over 1,000 Persian ships were sunk by fewer than 400 Greek vessels. ( Exact Date Uncertain)
951 – Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy
1122 – Concordat of Worms
1459 – Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.
1642 – Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
1780 – Brit Maj John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Pt
1821 – Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks
1846 – Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d’Arrest find Neptune
1857 – Russian warship Leffort disappears in Finland Gulf in storm; 826 die
1873 – Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
1877 – Hurricane strikes Curacao & Bonaire kills 200
1889 – Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
1912 – 1st Mack Sennett “Keystone Comedy” movie released (Cohen Collects a Debt)
1926 – Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1938 – Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World’s Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman’s hat, man’s pipe & 1,100′ of microfilm)
1942 – Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
1942 – Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad
1952 – Richard Nixon makes his “Checker’s” speech
1952 – Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 – 1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV
1969 – Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
1970 – Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
1972 – Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
1973 – Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
1973 – Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
1976 – Ford-Carter TV debate
1977 – 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1979 – St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
1986 – Congress selects the rose as US national flower
1990 – PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
1997 – Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
1999 – NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
480 BC – Euripides, Salamís, Greek playwright (Medea), (d. 406 BC)
63 BC – Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor (d. 14)
1161 – Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)
1647 – Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)
1745 – John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)
1768 – William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)
1791 – Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
1800 – William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
1852 – William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school
1861 – Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
1880 – John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN’s FAO (Nobel 1949)
1890 – Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)
1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor
1943 – Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
1944 – Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
1949 – Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
1959 – Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], Newark NJ, actor (George-Seinfeld)
1961 – William C McCool, San Diego California, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1969 – Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver
1970 – Ani DiFranco, American musician
1985 – Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
775 – Constantine V Copronymus, Emperor of Byzantium (720-75), dies
1241 – Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)
1573 – Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)
1738 – Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69
1780 – John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29
1846 – John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
1873 – Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
1900 – William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)
1902 – John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68
1917 – Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897)
1929 – Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
1939 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and creator of psychoanalysis, dies at 83
1981 – Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82
1987 – Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
1997 – Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72
Published on Sep 21, 2014
” Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City today to call for more action to combat global warming, in what organizers are calling the largest climate change march in history. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, was on the scene for Reason TV talking to the participants.”
And be sure to watch this PJTV video of Michelle Fields interviewing RFK Jr where-in it becomes apparent that all the evils of the world are laid at the feet of the Koch brothers … LOL …
The Kennedy’s are morons and we should be eternally grateful that their political dynasty has come to an end . Let’s make sure that we do not allow another to begin with the either Clintons or the Bushes … No Hillary , No Jeb
” Manhattan’s flood of green protesters had climate-change skeptics seeing red Sunday.
“ Their love for the Earth is so real, they couldn’t even use a trash can,” tweeted a disgusted @chelsea_elisa, along with a photo of an overflowing trash can in Manhattan, after tens of thousands of marchers invaded the city on fleets of smog-producing buses.
David Kreutzer, a research fellow at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation,shared a similar photo of the marchers’ refuse trashing the city’s streets.
“Somehow this doesn’t seem too green 2me,” Kreutzer tweeted.”
Published on Sep 19, 2014
” Michelle Fields interviews Counterterrorism Expert Patrick Poole. Patrick finds infiltrators in the Department of Homeland Security.”
” Al Gore hosted his annual “24 Hours of Reality” program this week. You might have missed it since Gore no longer has a cable network to show his Jerry Lewis-style telethon for the climate-alarmist set, but instead had to broadcast the whole thing online. Come to think of it, you probably also missed all the other “24 Hours of Reality” programs on his old, low-rated, bore of a network, Current TV.
In the middle of his latest presentation, Gore mentioned The Heartland Institute and how our research ended up in a draft of some K-12 textbooks the Texas School Board is reviewing. Gore managed to pack in no fewer than 11 errors/lies/falsehoods about Heartland and the Texas School Board’s review of text books in just 35 seconds. Watch it for yourself (and read the breakdown of Gore’s dissembling and ignorance below). “
” The face of 15-year-old Aziza says it all.
Her mouth slightly agape, tears stream down her face as she glances around the inside of a helicopter with confusion in her eyes.
She looks completely exhausted, overcome with emotion. She cries the whole flight to safety.
The Iraqi air force and fighters with the Kurdish peshmerga carried out a dramatic rescue mission Monday at Mount Sinjar, taking supplies to desperate Yazidis and ferrying a handful of people out, including Aziza.
A CNN crew was on the flight that took diapers, milk, water and food to the site where thousands of people have been driven by ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State.
CNN’s Ivan Watson, who was on the chopper, described the mission as “heroic.”
Yazidis, among Iraq’s smallest minorities, are of Kurdish descent, and their religion is considered a pre-Islamic sect that draws from Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism.
One of the oldest religious communities in the world, they have long suffered persecution, with many Muslims referring to them as devil worshippers.”
” The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia described the reforms which resulted in the Prague Spring as “socialism with a human face.” The New York Times calls Madam Secretary, CBS’s extremely expensive prime time contribution to the Hillary campaign, “Hillary with a human face.”
A network series can cost between $3 and $4 million an episode. Assuming that Madam Secretary runs even one season, instead of being canceled ignominiously like Commander in Chief, the 2005 attempt at giving Hillary a human face, it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million.
That’s double the $46 million that Hillary’s campaign spent on TV ads against Obama and it gives the Hillary 2016 campaign over 20 hours of prime time network unpaid ad space. If the series lasts long enough to run through the whole campaign that will double to $200 million. But the Hillary 2016 campaign is expected to cost around $2 billion. CBS’s $100 million donation is only a drop in a big bucket.
Hillary won’t be able to get anyone to play Hillary Clinton once she actually runs for office. Lori McCreary, the executive producer of Madam Secretary, said that she was inspired to create the $100 million Hillary infomercial by watching the Benghazi hearings. Her obvious unspoken thought was that the scene of Hillary doing her best Khrushchev imitation while self-righteously covering up the brutal murder of four Americans would have gone much better if someone else had been playing Hillary.”
” Barack Obama is destined to be the greatest flop in American presidential history. He is, in every sense of the word, an utter failure.
Consider first his signature achievement, Obamacare. Not only has Obama had to delay implementation, creating a perfect precedent for his Republican successor to do the same, but the law is more unpopular today than it has ever been according to all polling data.
Pew Research reports that 55% of Americans disapprove of Obamacare. A clear plurality of Americans believe that they will be worse off because of Obamacare. CBS News lists the “strongly approve” of Obamacare at 16%, while “strongly disapprove” is a whopping 47%. Every polling organization, no matter how the question is worded, shows the same public disdain for this law.
Obama, who “won” the Nobel Peace Prize almost as soon as he took office, is now officially a warmonger president – but one who leads from behind and rejects every attempt to form a national consensus policy, and whose utter haplessness in guiding national security is stunning. Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Iraq – everywhere in the world, really – Obama’s foreign policy has been almost comic opera.”
Wake Up World : Whites under attack in French Muslim areas …
” Police and military officials are searching for three officers from the Afghanistan National Army who were engaged in a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod.
Massachusetts National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. James Sahady said the three men were reported missing on Saturday night after travelling into Hyannis that day.
“ They didn’t report back (to the base),” Sahady said. “There is no indication they pose a threat to the public.”
Police and base officials are cooperating in the search for the three men, identified as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar. Sahady didn’t have any descriptions or ages for the three officers.
A state police spokesman said they are not involved in the investigation.”
” A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.
That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds to questions about a program under review in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Pentagon, which provides the free surplus military equipment, says its consultation with the Justice Department will be looked at as the government reviews how to prevent high-powered weaponry from flowing to the untrustworthy.
The Justice Department has opened civil rights investigations into the practices of some 20 police departments in the past five years, with the Ferguson force the latest. The investigations sometimes end in negotiated settlements known as consent decrees that mandate reforms. Yet being flagged as problematic by Washington does not bar a police department from participating in the program.”
” One arm of the federal government is restricting the departments based on a history of constitutional violations, and the other arm is feeding them heavy weapons. That’s absurd,” he said.”
” An exodus of top-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security is undercutting the agency’s ability to stay ahead of a range of emerging threats, including potential terrorist strikes and cyberattacks, according to interviews with current and former officials.
Over the past four years, employees have left DHS at a rate nearly twice as fast as in the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database.
The departures are a result of what employees widely describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies paying top dollar that have proliferated in Washington since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The department’s terrorism intelligence arm, for example, has cycled through six directors during the Obama administration, decimating morale and contributing to months-long delays in releasing intelligence reports, according to interviews and government reports.”
” Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.
Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.
Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.
The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part of the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation, a training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky, which are housed at the University of Texas at Austin.
The letters also suggest that Alinsky, who died in 1972, had a deeper influence on Clinton’s early political views than previously known.
A 23-year-old Hillary Clinton was living in Berkeley, California, in the summer of 1971. She was interning at the left-wing law firm Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein, known for its radical politics and a client roster that included Black Panthers and other militants.”
Uploaded on Mar 18, 2008
” Reagan tells Soviet jokes “
Published on Sep 19, 2014
” Entrepreneurs strive to give the best services to their customers. Jill Erber is a proud entrepreneur staffing 80 individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels at her restaurant.”
” The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.”