Dissident News Update May 27, 2012 Reply

 

TEACHER YELLS AT STUDENT: CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO
CRITICIZE OBAMA

An audio recording of an exchange between a teacher and a student at North Rowan High School in North Carolina serves as a reminder that the school system is becoming a training ground for teaching kids to be subservient to the state while indoctrinating them into thinking that the First Amendment doesn’t exist. The clip features a conversation in which teacher Tanya Dixon-Neely tells students that it is a criminal…

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Cops Steal Bail Money Under Drug Forfeiture Law

When the Brown County, Wis., Drug Task Force arrested her son Joel last February, Beverly Greer started piecing together his bail. She used part of her disability payment and her tax return. Joel Greer’s wife also chipped in, as did his brother and two sisters. On Feb. 29, a judge set Greer’s bail at $7,500, and his mother called the Brown County jail to see where and how she could…

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WHO IS THE MOST DANGEROUS
MAN IN AMERICA?

According to a 2010 article by founder, editor and CEO of WND Joseph Farah Mitt Romney is the “Real most dangerous man in America.” Farah wrote a piece in 2010 to demonstrate why he believed this and cited his “esteemed friend and colleague” Robert Ringer’s column, “The most dangerous man in America?” Ringer took on, of all people, Mike Huckabee. While Farah claims that he “never lost a wink of…

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ASKING THE GOVERNMENT FOR PERMISSION TO LIVE

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has gone to court to prevent the Colorado-based firm Regenerative Sciences from using stem cells developed in one part of your body (bone marrow) to repair damage in other parts of your body, such as joints. The FDA objects to the fact that these cells are chemicals, the use of which they have the power to regulate even though the cells are taken from…

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BARACK OBAMA APPOINTS FIRST EVER ASSASSINATION CZAR

Just as the main stream media does with everything else of importance, they have blacked out one of the most terrifying events in our nation’s history: Barack Obama’s appointment of the first ever assassination czar, John Brennan. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor was appointed in virtual silence. Boston.com carried the AP story claiming, White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in choosing which terrorists will be targeted…

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How About Defending Speech Because It’s Speech, Not Because
You Agree With It?

Earlier today, in the course of discussing possible jackass/possible troll/possible mentally ill person George Tierney, Jr., I asked people to consider calling out vengeful would-be censors because they are vengeful would-be censors, not because the victim of the moment is on “our side”: Political differences are meaningful, and should not be disregarded, but recognition of mutual humanity is often productive, and there are few more common human experiences than encountering…

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ATF REQUESTS RECORDS OF GUN OWNERS IN ALASKA

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents have been visiting gun shops in Alaska and asking for records of firearms sales, stoking fears that the federal agency is building a list of gun owners in the state. According to the Alaska Dispatch, earlier this year two gun shops in Alaska “reported that ATF agents had asked for their books, and both turned down the requests. The one sho…

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NOT A SINGLE DEMOCRAT VOTED IN FAVOR OF ENDING FDA RAIDS ON RAW MILK FARMERS

Here’s some news for those who still somehow believe the political left in Washington cares about the People. After U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment that would have ended armed FDA raids on raw milk farmers and legalized free speech about the curative properties of medicinal herbs, nutritional supplements and superfoods, are you curious how many Democrats voted in favor of this? Zero. Big fat zero, to be…

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WAR ON TERRORISM
War Inc. Shifts Homeward
by Kelley B. Vlahos
Antiwar.com

The Terrible Truth
About the TSA

by J.D. Tuccille
Reason

JFK
The Two NPIC Zapruder Film Events: Signposts Pointing to the Film’s Alteration
by Douglas P. Horne
LewRockwell.com
FOREIGN POLICY
Interventionism and the Elites
by Justin Raimondo
Antiwar.com

America’s 23-Year War
by Anthony Gregory
Independent Institute

THE FREE SOCIETY
What If We Have Only Memories of Freedom?
by Andrew P. Napolitano
LewRockwell.com
THE WELFARE STATE
Government Beneficence
and Other Fairy Tales

by Sheldon Richman
Foundation for Economic Education
PRIVACY
Drones Pose a Threat to Americans’ Privacy
by Gene Healy
Cato Institute
ECONOMICS
How Should Prices
Be Determined?

by Henry Hazlitt
Ludwig von Mises Institute
IMMIGRATION
The Flawed Case
Against Immigration

by David Bier
Competitive Enterprise Institute

US: World Obviously Won’t Accept Iran’s Civilian Enrichment of Uranium: The Baghdad summit between the P5+1 and Iran has ended, with both sides agreeing to launch another round of talks next month in Moscow. No agreements beyond this were reached, but Western powers seem to insist on continuing sanctions and denying Iran’s legal right to a civilian nuclear program.

US Prepares to Vet Syrian Rebels for Indirect Shipments of Arms: The Obama administration is preparing a plan that would attempt to vet rebel militias in Syria to determine whether they would be suitable recipients of munitions coming through Gulf Arab states with U.S. help, according to officials. Except they are already receiving this lethal aid with U.S. help and without any vetting process.

Afghanistan Secretly Adopts Indefinite Detention Regime With US Instruction: With Washington’s supervision, Afghanistan is secretly adopting a system of indefinite detention for thousands of prisoners previously held without charge by the U.S.

Growing Opposition as US Mulls Arming Domestic Drones: Opposition to the use of domestic surveillance drones by law enforcement had only just begun, but now U.S. authorities are doubling down by considering actually arming their domestic drones.

China Accuses Pentagon of Hyping Chinese Military Threat: China’s Defense Ministry has accused the Pentagon of hyping Chinese military power and inflating the threat it may pose to its neighbors, as ties between the two powers continue to be undermined by Washington’s aggressive postures.

Russia’s New Missile to Target US Missile Shield: Just days after NATO announced that its missile defense shield in Europe is provisionally operational, the Russian military has successfully tested a new ICBM that it says is designed to penetrate the system.

Opinion and Analysis

Events:

Angela Keaton will be speaking on techniques on how to speak to non-activists about the War at Porcfest, June 22nd. Porcfest is an annual gathering of peace and freedom lovers in Lancaster, NH.

THE FREE MARKET
Romney and Bain Capital
by Sheldon Richman
Future of Freedom Foundation

How Morals Crowd Out Markets
by Matt Welch
Boston Review

CIVIL LIBERTIES
Making the Fifth Amendment Optional
by Dale McFeatters
Detroit News
TORTURE
On Memorial Day Weekend, America Reckons with Torture
by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
Common Dreams
DRUG WAR
Jim Crow Redux
by Matthew McGowan
Fort Worth Weekly
WAR ON TERRORISM
U.S. Judge Rules against Military Detention of U.S. Terror Suspects — But What About the Foreigners in Guantánamo?
by Andy Worthington
Future of Freedom Foundation

Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment against the Occupy Movement?
by Arun Gupta
Alternet.org

FOREIGN POLICY
Democracy No!
by David Rieff
Democracy

Why I Threw Back My “Global War on Terror” Medal
by Shawna Foster
Common Dreams

AFGHANISTAN
The Other US-Afghan Alliance in Chicago
by Amy Goodman
Guardian
SCHOOL TREATS STUDENT
LIKE JEWISH PRISONERS TO
TEACH NAZI OPPRESSION

A former student at Perryton High School in Perryton, Texas, has filed a lawsuit against the school’s district for injuries he allegedly suffered during a teacher-mandated reenactment of the Holocaust. According to the suit, Andrew Yara, now 19, suffered a partially dislocated hip, dehydration, and a series of seizures after being forced to carry around several heavy student on his back as part of the bizarre education experiment. For a…

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Sheriff Joe Sends Detectives
to Honolulu

In a major development in his probe of Barack Obama’s eligibility for Arizona’s 2012 presidential ballot, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched his lead Cold Case Posse investigator and a deputy detective to Hawaii. The mission to Obama’s purported birthplace comes as the Hawaii Department of Health continues to resist efforts by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to verify that the Honolulu agency has a valid birth certificate…

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UPDATE: TEACHER SUSPENDED FOR SILENCING STUDENT
OBAMA CRITIC

The social studies teacher from Spencer, North Carolina that shouted down a student who voiced his opinion has been suspended with pay. The quarrel began when a discussion about Mitt Romney’s alleged bullying led Hunter Rogers, the student who arranged the now viral recording, to ask if Obama didn’t also bully, as mentioned in his book. Here’s a transcript of some of the audio from the heated exchange: Teacher: Did…

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OKLAHOMA STATE GOP RECEIVES LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER
STATE CONVENTION

A press release Tuesday shows that a challenge has been issued against the state GOP in Oklahoma by three delegates and one County Chairman in regards to the state convention and election of delegates. Herbert Titus, wrote a letter to inform Matt Pinnell, Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, that he would be representing four plaintiffs challenging the legitimacy of Oklahoma State Republican Convention selection of At-large delegates and alternates…

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GLOBAL WARMING ALARMIST WANTS TO BARCODE BABIES

Global warming alarmist Elizabeth Moon’s call for all babies to be forcibly implanted with a microchip to ensure that “anonymity would be impossible” is yet another startling example of eco-fascism baring its teeth. “If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached – a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify…

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Obama Uses CIA Funded al-Qaeda Attacks in Yemen to Declare
National Emergency

During a military parade rehearsal this week, more than 90 people were killed after a bomber wearing an army uniform self-exploded amidst a group of soldiers at al-Sabin Square. The terrorist group al-Qaeda claimed the bombing, saying that one of their members carried out the attack. Along with the estimated 90 killed, defense ministry officials said 222 people were injured in the attack. The al-Qaeda plant was present moments before…

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MAN TICKETED FOR DROPPING DOLLAR ON GROUND

If you ever thought about giving someone in need a cash donation, better make sure no one drops it on the ground, or police may snag you for littering. That’s exactly what happened in Cleveland, Ohio, as John Davis was ticketed by police May 14 when he was giving a couple of bucks to a man in need. According to local Fox affiliate WJW-TV, Davis was exiting I-90 at the…

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BARACK OBAMA SIGNS FOUR NEW EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Barack Obama signed four Executive Orders on Monday. These add to the President’s growing list of Executive Orders. They provide for an Order of Succession with the Department of Agriculture, the Office of Management and Budget, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Commerce. These lines of succession also include changes for the Office of Personnel Management, the National Archives and the Records Administration, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation…

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UDGE BLOCKS PORTION OF NDAA

A federal judge Wednesday issued an injunction against a National Defense Authorization Act provision that grants the military the right to detain anyone it suspects of involvement in terrorism. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in favor of a group of plaintiffs, including Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, who filed a lawsuit against the legislation within weeks of President Obama signing it. Hedges was joined in the suit by linguist, author…

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Private Contractor Torture Cases Given Go-Ahead by Federal Court

Two U.S. defense contractors have lost their appeal in federal court and must continue to fight multiple lawsuits accusing their employees of helping torture Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison and at other locations during the war. The two companies, CACI International and L-3 Communications Holdings (formerly known as Titan Corporation), were hired by the Department of Defense after the military invasion of Iraq in 2003. CACI and L-3 provided translators…

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US OFFICIALLY ARMING EXTREMISTS IN SYRIA

Recently reported in “Brookings Announces Next Move in Syria: War,” it was stated that “by the US policy think-tank Brookings Institution’s own admission, the Kofi Annan six-point peace plan in Syria was merely a ploy to buy time to reorganize NATO’s ineffective terrorist proxies and provide them the pretext necessary for establishing NATO protected safe havens from which to carry out their terrorism from.” It was also examined in detail…

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REST EASY, TSA HAS ARRESTED AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT THAT WAS TOP AIRPORT SECURITY OFFICIAL

CBS News reports: An illegal immigrant worked undetected at Newark Liberty International Airport for 20 years, and used a dead man’s identity to acquire a top position in airport security, officials said. The man was known to co-workers as Jerry Thomas, and for nearly 20 years he has guarded some of the most secure areas of one of the nation’s busiest airports. He was arrested Monday after authorities discovered he…

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POLITICS
Obama’s Campaign
Slop to Women

by Wendy McElroy
Future of Freedom Foundation
EDUCATION
Public School:
Prison for Patriots

by Emily O’Neill
Daily Caller
REGULATION
5 Questions with
BB&T’s John Allison

by Brett M. Decker
Washington Times
IMMIGRATION
Immigration and the
New Old Me

by Gregory Rodriguez
Los Angeles Times
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Injustices of Stop and Frisk
Editorial
New York Times
LIBERTARIANISM
The Jacob Hornberger Show: May 12, 2012 (audio)
by Jacob G. Hornberger
Future of Freedom Foundation
WAR ON TERRORISM
Yoo, Latif, and the Rise
of Secret Justice

by Scott Horton
Harper’s Magazine

More TSA Lies
Editorial
Washington Times

Delaying Justice at Guantánamo
Editorial
New York Times

FOREIGN POLICY
Long Live “Our” Gulf Bastards
by Pepe Escobar
Asia Times
NEW BILL TO LEGALIZE TARGETING
PROPAGANDA DIRECTLY
AT U.S. CITIZENS

Should it be legal for the U.S. government to spend billions of dollars on propaganda designed to change public opinion in the United States? Should it be legal for the U.S. government to use television, radio, newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and Internet forums to conduct “psychological operations” targeted at the American public? An amendment that has been added to a new defense bill in Congress would make it legal…

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Zero Americans Died from Terrorism Inside America in 2010

Michael S. Rozeff, writing for Lew Rockwell’s LRC Blog, cites a couple interesting statistics that demonstrate just how bogus the war on terror is. He writes: “How many private Americans died in 2010 due to terrorist incidents” and then responds as follows: Fifteen (15) according to the U.S. government’s 2010 Report on Terrorism, the most comprehensive of its kind. Of these, thirteen (13) were in Afghanistan, one (1) in Iraq…

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OBAMA’S FIVE TRILLION DOLLAR LIE

Why isn’t the U.S. economy in a depression right now? The number one reason is because the federal government has stolen more than five trillion dollars from future generations since Barack Obama was elected and has used that money to pump up our grossly inflated standard of living. Whether the federal government spends money wisely or foolishly, the truth is that the vast majority of it still ends up in…

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RAWLES: “IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO DISARM THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY”

How likely is it that we will actually experience a disaster that brings down our national power grid? Will the government seize all guns in the United States? If Continuity of Government response plans are initiated, will they be able to effectively lock down every major city and the country as a whole under a martial law scenario? Is an economic collapse in our near future? These and a host…

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1) The Case for Freedom of Immigration

Although at odds with many in the Republican Party, Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s recent call to let young illegal immigrants stay in the United States legally harks backs to an earlier time, when Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush tried to surpass each other in their proposals to liberalize federal immigration restrictions. In contrast, not only do many in the GOP today support stiffer enforcement of immigration laws, so do many Democrats. Consider the White House: “As of September, President Obama had deported over one million illegal aliens and was well on schedule to achieve more deportations in one term that George W. Bush did in two,” writes Independent Institute Research Editor Anthony Gregory in his latest column at the Huffington PostREAD MORE

Let Them All Stay–Amnesty, Now, by Anthony Gregory (Huffington Post, 5/10/12)


2) Federal Lands Policy Wastes Resources

The U.S. federal government is wasting valuable resources by locking up millions of acres of “public” land that would otherwise be used to the benefit of all Americans. Federal policy amounts to a form of colonialism vis-à-vis the states, and the feds have weak incentives to manage natural resources in ways that benefit the people. So argues Independent Institute Senior FellowRobert H. Nelson, author of The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, in a new op-ed published in the Arizona Republic. READ MORE

Wasteful U.S. Public-Land Policy Must Change, by Robert H. Nelson (Arizona Republic, 5/5/12)

The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, by Robert H. Nelson


3) Underwear Plot Reveals Folly of U.S. Policy

Last week, the Associated Press disclosed an attempted terrorist attack against American targets–a plot allegedly planned by al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group based in Yemen. How should U.S. officials deal with terrorist attacks emanating from that country? The proper course is for the United States to deescalate its military campaign in Yemen, because doing so would weaken the motives for AQAP to attack the United States, according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow Ivan ElandREAD MORE

What’s Behind the Second Underwear Bombing Attempt?, by Ivan Eland (5/9/12)

No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East, by Ivan Eland

Barron’s review of No War for Oil (scroll to bottom and click on page 2)


4) Pentagon Aviation Plan a Study in Denial and Deception

America’s combat aviation inventory and capabilities are aging, shrinking, and getting more expensive. However, the Defense Department’s latest aviation purchasing blueprint doesn’t acknowledge these realities, and the Pentagon brass are likely to continue to mischaracterize these issues when they testify before Congress in the months leading up to the November election, according to Independent Institute Research Fellow Winslow T. WheelerREAD MORE

The Pentagon’s Million-Dollar Aviation Plan, by Winslow Wheeler (Time, 5/1/12)

More by Winslow T. Wheeler


5) New Blog Posts

From The Beacon:

RNC & ITS ATTORNEY PROCLAIM STATE DELEGATES ‘UNBOUND’

In an article last week, it was pointed out that many of the delegates that the states are actually electing are Ron Paul delegates. Though Paul has not won a single state in the primaries, he has won several in delegate counts. While the main stream media and the GOP apparently think that Mitt Romney is the nominee, that has yet to be seen. Ben Swann of Fox News local…

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New York Times Openly Admits Domestic Terror Plots Masterminded By the FBI

If it seems as though the FBI is making a large number of terror busts these days, maybe it’s because the agency itself is at least partly responsible for hatching the plots. That has some political observers wondering if the FBI’s strategies are making the best use of the nation’s limited counterterrorist resources. In recent months, FBI agents have arrested suspects who were planning a range of terrorist attacks, from…

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OKLAHOMA GOP CHEATING RON PAUL IN DELEGATE PROCESS

In what is an unorthodox turn of events, the Oklahoma Republican Convention has reconvened in the parking lot of the Embassy Suites in Norman, Okla. The state convention was held today inside the Embassy Suites with party officials calling for an adjournment at or around 5 p.m. From early in the day, old guard Republicans refused to conduct the official meeting according to established Republican Party rules. Party officials adjourned…

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OBAMA SIGNED ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER?

Premier Obama has signed yet another executive order, this one is Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens, that when coupled with his Executive Order Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation and Executive Order Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, opens a direct path to bring United Nations regulations to the grass roots of our body politic. This latest executive order will allow the soviet socialists in our local communities…

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1) Why Medicaid Should Be More Like Food Stamps

The approximately 50 million low-income people on Medicaid often face a daunting challenge: finding a doctor who will see them. How bad is the problem? In Massachusetts, for example, only 53 percent of internists and 62 percent of family physicians accept MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid), and only 43 percent of internists and 56 percent of family physicians will accept patients enrolled in Commonwealth Choice (state-subsidized health plans). But as Independent Institute Research Fellow John C. Goodmanexplains, there is a simple remedy to this problem: allow poverty-level families to add their own money to pay for healthcare. READ MORE

What Food Stamps Teach Us about Health Care, by John C. Goodman (5/11/12)

Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman


2) California’s Debt Crisis Warrants Serious Reforms

Governor Jerry Brown hopes to tackle California’s huge budget deficit with a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes. Unfortunately, the spending cuts are not sufficient, and the tax hikes would make it harder for businesses to grow during a time of economic uncertainty. A more serious approach is necessary because the Golden State’s fiscal woes have been long in the making, as Independent Institute Research Editor Anthony Gregory explains in his latest piece for the Huffington PostREAD MORE

The Golden State Gone Broke, by Anthony Gregory (The Huffington Post, 5/18/12)

The Property Tax Panacea, by Anthony Gregory (The Beacon, 5/15/12)

California’s Budget Woes, by Randall Holcombe (The Beacon, 5/12/12)


3) Georgia Immigration Law Backfires

“Be careful what you wish for,” an old adage begins. In the case of Georgia, that means fewer illegal immigrants are around to harvest nature’s bounty. Last year, the Peach State passed HB 87, which makes it harder for businesses to hire illegal immigrants, even though a labor shortage in agriculture led to an estimated $140 million in losses. Thanks to the new law, this year we can expect the labor shortage to be even worse, explains Independent Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin PowellREAD MORE

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Georgia’s Immigration Law Backfires, by Benjamin Powell (Forbes, 5/17/12)

Why Is Immigration Illegal Anyway?, by Benjamin Powell and Art Carden (Birmingham News, 11/20/11)


4) Defense Secretary to Air Force Spin Meisters: You’re Grounded!

Last week’s Lighthouse characterized the Pentagon’s stance on America’s air combat capabilities as an exercise in denial and deception. Since then, there has been a new development, one that adds nuance to the story by pitting the Pentagon brass against the Air Force’s public-relations squad. The controversy involves the safety of the F-22 fighter jet, as Independent Institute Research Fellow Winslow T. Wheeler explains. READ MORE

F-22 in a Dogfight as Panetta Crimps Its Flight Envelope, by Winslow T. Wheeler (Time Magazine Battleland Blog, 5/16/12)

Promoting Air Power: The Influence of the U.S. Air Force on the Creation of the National Security State, by Arlene Lazarowitz (The Independent Review, Spring 2005)


5) New Blog Posts

From The Beacon:

JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss: A Case for Regulation?
Randall Holcombe (5/21/12)

Even Worse Than Democracy
Anthony Gregory (5/18/12)

Krugman’s Mythology of U.S. Banking History
Carl Close (5/15/12)

The Property Tax Panacea
Anthony Gregory (5/15/2012)

From MyGovCost News & Blog:

50 Years of Changes in Government Spending
Craig Eyermann (5/21/12)

Three Ideas from Europe for Controlling Government Spending
Craig Eyermann (5/19/12)

Trickle-Down Taxation
John C. Goodman (5/17/12)

Reason for Slow Recovery: Bad Government
John C. Goodman (5/16/12)

Hail Emperor Reich
Burt Abrams (5/15/12)

The Impotence of Stimulus Spending
Craig Eyermann (5/15/12)

Court Rejects Obama Arguments, Enjoins NDAA Detentions: A U.S. District Judge has issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of the portions of the National Defense Authorization Act 2012 (NDAA) that relate to open-ended military detention of “suspects” and rejecting the Obama Administration’s attempts to have the case thrown out.

House Bill Shifting Red Line for War on Iran Passes Overwhelmingly: A bill in the House of Representatives passed on Thursday which essentially calls for a military strike on Iran if they attain “nuclear weapons capability,” an undefined term that could already apply to Iran, and many other countries with civilian nuclear programs.

US DEA Agents Kill Up to Six Civilians in Honduras: Drug Enforcement Administration agents on helicopter gunships killed up to six innocent civilians more in Honduras in a drug raid gone bad.

Obama Decree Sanctions Any Who Challenge Rule of US-Backed Dictatorship in Yemen: President Obama signed an Executive Order on Wednesday threatening to exert economic sanctions against any person or group in Yemen or the United States who is “obstructing” implementation of the U.S.-backed political transition in Yemen.

Dueling Arms Shipments: Is Syria Becoming a Proxy War? Arms are flooding into Syria – from Iran and Russia to the Assad regime and from the U.S., Europe, and the Gulf Arab states to the rebel fighters – prolonging the conflict and preventing a peace deal.

Opinion and Analysis

Quebec: “I and my Fellow Quebecers Reside in a Quasi-fascist State”

Sun, May 27th, 2012, 1:40 am CDT – As of late this afternoon, I and my fellow Quebecers reside in a quasi-fascist state, and that is not a term I use lightly. You’ll f…

Ireland: Anarchist Studies Network conference registration now openSun, May 27th, 2012, 1:35 am CDT – Registration for “Making Connections”, the Anarchist Studies Network conference to be held in Loughborough on 3-5 September, is now op…

Britain: SolFed Statement about sexual assault within the anarchist/activist communitySun, May 27th, 2012, 1:32 am CDT – This statement comes from recent discussions within South London and North London Solidarity Federation locals, and in response to a recent case…

Arson Attack on Women’s Health Organization in New OrleansSun, May 27th, 2012, 1:28 am CDT – Women With a Vision (WWAV), a New Orleans advocacy and service organization that provides health care and other support for poor women of color,…

Victoria Anarchist Bookfair: 150 Years of Colonialism: 150 Years of ResistanceSun, May 27th, 2012, 1:01 am CDT – We are pleased to announce the seventh annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, located on unceded Lekwungen Territory in Victoria, British Columbia. Th…

Calling All Foot Loose North American Anarcho-syndicalists and Class Struggle AnarchistsSat, May 26th, 2012, 10:18 pm CDT – Calling all foot loose north american anarcho-syndicalists and class struggle anarchists, join the W.S.A. Calling All Foot Loose North A…

Black Bloc Anarchists and State TerrorismSat, May 26th, 2012, 4:57 pm CDT – Renewed criticism of Black Bloc anarchists (link) ties in a tangential way to the arrest on terrorism charges of three youths in Chicago prior t…

2012 Calgary Anarchist Bookfair is Looking for Vendors/FacilitatorsSat, May 26th, 2012, 4:28 pm CDT – The 2012 Calgary Anarchist Bookfair is looking for vendors and workshop facilitators. This year’s bookfair will run July 6-8, 2012. There will b…

The Mighty US and Its Dragooned Western Allies
Have been bested in Afghanistan by a bunch of mountain warriors from the 12th century. Article by Eric Margolis.
Don’t Worry About Your Kids’ Economic Future
Worry about yours, says Gary North.
What To Expect at the Republican Convention
Aside from high heat, an empty wallet, the police state, and GOP fascisti. Brian Wilson talks to Lew.
War Flags on Graves?
It’s insanity, says Roger Young.
Mitt the Mighty Job Creator?
Charles Goyette on David Stockman’s comments.
What’s the Right Concealed Carry Handgun?
4 factors to help decide what’s best for you.
The Teetering Tower of Babel
When US bonds go down, it’s good news for gold, says Jim Willie.
Fire Up the Grill, Men!
Go beyond the usual fare with these 5 delicious easy recipes.
The 10 Most Painful Insect Stings on the Planet
From the man who subjected himself to 150 different ones.
Leaving Suburbia
Lessons learned in my 3-year quest for self-sustainable life.
Whodunnit…and How?
Solving the ultimate puzzle of locked-room mysteries.
Drop the Pounds
Super-slow weight training automatically reduces injury and improves fitness, says Joseph Mercola.

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