"[M]onopoly profits exist over the long run only when the government guarantees them, as in utilities and cable. And for concentration of market power, no robber baron can hold a candle to the U.S. government.... The hugest concentration of market power in this country does not lie with the likes of Rupert Murdoch or Bill Gates, but with government itself.... No private company, no matter how huge or wealthy, could possibly have as much widespread power over the function of American markets as government does." ~ Brian Doherty
Original article - "A woman has claimed a police officer tasered her because she refused to show him her breasts. The officer chased the woman through her work before shooting her with the gun, a Federal Court heard. Ashlea Bennett is now suing the City of Haskell, in Arkansas, and its police officer Brandon Carter."
Original article - "Our galaxy probably contains at least two billion planets that, like Earth, have liquid water on their surfaces and orbit around their parent stars in the "habitable zone" for life. The nearest, according to astronomers, could be a mere 12 light years away."
Original article - "Everyone crows about horsepower, but torque is what you feel when you nail the gas pedal or twist the throttle. It’s a better measure of acceleration, and for 2014, Zero has cracked the infamous 100 pound-foot mark with its new SR electric motorcycle."
Original article - From The Onion: "Gatorade officials unveiled Tuesday the newest product in its G Series line of drinks and supplements, G Push, a performance-enhancing suppository engineered in the company’s sports laboratory to hydrate and energize athletes for a full digestive cycle."
Original article - "Here is a story of a slave man / Who saved his people from the white man / So I say that he showed me the way / To be brave and don't be afraid / Zumbi's his name, Quilombo's his place / Our roots you can never erase!"
Original article - "Well now we have the United States Government Terrorist Identification Chart. This should further aid you in identifying if there are enemies in your midst. Pay close attention serfs."
Original article - "The moderators of the politics section of Reddit have banned users from posting articles from the Drudge Report and other prominent political news sites and blogs. In a recent post regarding a change to the politics section of Reddit, /r/Politics, the section’s moderators explained last week that they banned the listed sites ‘to reduce the number of blogspam submissions and sensationalist titles” and “low quality posts.”
Original article - Why peruse just one photographer's amazing photos when you can peruse a whole slew of them?
Original article - "A prison administrator acknowledged that she tried to find workarounds, and the prison's ob-gyn defended the expenditure, saying: 'Over a 10-year period, that isn't a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.'"
Original article - "Overall, the number of working age Americans that do not have a job has increased by about 27 million since the year 2000. But aren't things getting better? After all, the mainstream media is full of headlines about how "good" the jobs numbers for October were."
Original article - "Fortunately – while little-known in the medical community – other harmless minerals can help “saturate” our bodies so as to minimize the uptake of other harmful types of radiation."
Original article - "The government ministers moved to evict residents from the Bedouin village Umm al-Hiran in accordance with the terms of the so-called “Prawer plan," which calls for the resettlement of large numbers of Bedouin villages. The Bedouins have been offered alternative sites to which to relocate, but they plan to hold protests against what they claim is “discriminatory treatment by the state,” as quoted by Haaretz, the Israeli daily."
Original article - "Twelve victims claim they were filmed by security cameras as they stripped and, in some cases, used the toilet a at Payallup police station after being arrested for DUI. A Seattle defense attorney, who highlighted their plight, has likened the filming of the young women to 'a peep show'."
Original article - "Brooksby said he was wiped out in the real estate collapse, and has not been able to pay anything toward the judgment. “But it wasn’t enough for them to sue us,” he said. “They had to go after the money my kids earned working during the summer.”
Original article - "Much of the gold in the United States is owned by big institutions: the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and bullion banks. So, if a currency crisis hits, their 8,900-ton hoard won't do us a bit of good. But there is one country whose "democratic" approach to gold ownership will allow its people to survive a currency crisis, literally, in fine style. Not only that, but this country's people are giving their government a whopping black eye for its heavy-handed ways in the...