DC Court of Appeals refuses to rule on NSA spying; may be forced to

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dealt a blow to a lawsuit challenging the NSA’s use of warrantless surveillance, claiming the plaintiff did not prove standing. The Washington Post reports, the court “ruled that public-interest lawyer Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, has not proved that his own phone records were collected by the NSA — and so has not met a condition of bringing the lawsuit.” The ruling sent the case back to a lower court for further deliberation on the issue, and did not address the constitutionality or legality of the program. Continue reading

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Dark Windows Phone?

By Dr. Brian Sovryn What? Really? You’re telling me there’s a way to do solid encrypted communications like the Dark Android Project main page talks about and that I’ve described for some iOS devices with Windows Phone, as well?
Well…no. Not really.
But I’ve never really talked about the viability (if any) of the Windows 10 Mobile platform when it comes to achieving what I call “DAPS” with your device (Dencentralization, Anonymity, Privacy, and Security). So, I figured, what the Hell?
To start, Microsoft has become a VERY different company in the past year or so (really, ever since Satya Nadella took over, whom I controversially named …read more

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North Carolina Supreme Court Holds Oral Argument on Redistricting

By Richard Winger On August 31, the North Carolina Supreme Court re-heard the case in which African-American groups challenge the U.S. House and legislative district boundaries. See this story. …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2015/09/01/north-carolina-supreme-court-holds-oral-argument-on-redistricting/

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CNN Changes Rules for September 16 Republican Debate

By Richard Winger On September 1, CNN, which is sponsoring the September 16 Republican presidential debate, changed the rules on who should be permitted into the debate. The old rules said the top ten would be invited, based on an average of all polls from certain polling companies taken between July 16 and September 10. The new rules change the time period for looking at debates, to August 6 through September 10.
This shows that if enough criticism is aimed at debate sponsors, sometimes they do change their rules. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link. …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2015/09/01/cnn-changes-rules-for-september-16-republican-debate/

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Deputies Caught on Video Brutally Beating Surrendering Man, Charged With Assault

By Andrew Emett Apple Valley, CA — Three sheriff’s deputies were charged with felony assault on Tuesday after a video captured them beating an unarmed man surrendering to the officers. After falling off his stolen horse, Francis Pusok dropped onto his stomach with his arms and legs outstretched. But video caught several police officers surrounding Pusok, striking him in the head and the groin as he surrendered with his hands behind his back.
At 12:12 p.m. on April 9, deputies arrived near Francis Pusok’s home in Apple Valley, California, to serve a search warrant involving an identity theft investigation. According to San Bernardino sheriff’s …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/deputies-charged-assault-beating-unarmed-man-captured-video/

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Dog Rescuer Visited Homeland Security for Making Facebook Posts About Cops Shooting Dogs

By John Vibes Philadelphia, PA — A dog rescuer was recently harassed by local police for walking his dogs in a public park. When a video of the encounter went viral, agents from the Department of Homeland Security were sent to his home, because of alleged “anti-cop” posts that were seen on his Facebook page.
Independent dog rescuer Damion Trakas has been taking dogs off the streets for years and has had great success training them to be well-mannered and friendly. Many of the dogs that Damion rescues are pit bulls. Unfortunately, although the dogs are well-behaved, there is still a social stigma against …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dog-rescuer-visit-homeland-security-making-facebook-posts-cops-shooting-dogs/

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The Sony Xperia Z5: The End of a Once Great Line

By Dr. Brian Sovryn I feel like I have to do this disclaimer a little too often, but here it is all the same: The Dark Android Project does not recommend the use of smartphones. While it does recommend Android devices due to Android’s (potentially) open-source nature, I generally only recommend the use of tablets due to the valid security concerns over SIM cards.
Now, that said, I get tons of questions about smartphones all the same. And that’s fine. With IFA and other events creeping up, a lot of people want my take on the latest mobile device releases. The most recent of which …read more

Source:: https://zomiaofflinegames.com/xperiaz5/

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Montana Newspaper Story on the latest in the Republican Party’s Lawsuit Against the Open Primary

By Richard Winger This Montana newspaper story tells the latest events in the Republican Party’s lawsuit against the open primary, as used to nominate candidates for public office. …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2015/08/31/montana-newspaper-story-on-the-latest-in-the-republican-partys-lawsuit-against-the-open-primary/

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Newly Released Graphic Video Shows Cops Killing Unarmed Man With His Hands Up from Far Away

By Andrew Emett San Antonio, TX — The unedited video depicting police officers gunning down an unarmed man holding his hands up in the air was released on Monday after the sheriff’s department identified the names of the deputies and the man that they killed.
Although the police claim that the man had a knife and attacked the deputies, the video clearly shows the man was unarmed and submitting to the officers when they opened fire. Another witness has come forward with a separate video of the shooting from a different angle, but the footage from the second camera has not been released to …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/unedited-video-shows-cops-killing-unarmed-man-hands/

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Rapper Young Jeezy Slams Drug War, Police Brutality and “War On Humanity” In Open Letter To Fans

By John Vibes Atlanta, GA – In a recent open letter to his fans, rapper Young Jeezy made some very compelling remarks about police brutality, the drug war, and many other important issues that are faced by people everywhere.
Since breaking into the rap scene in the late 90’s, Jeezy has been descriptive of his time as a cocaine dealer. He has repeatedly stated in his songs and in interviews that he made millions selling drugs before he began making music. With this experience, Jeezy learned the reality of the drug war, the prison system and the police, and his lyrics reflect this knowledge.
Now, …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/rapper-young-jeezy-slams-drug-war-police-brutality-war-humanity-open-letter-fans/

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NEW ACTION! Can politicians learn something from criminals?

By DownsizeDC.org What can criminals teach politicians about gun regulations? #gunrights Retweet

We’re launching a new campaign to repeal federal gun regulations. Why? Because…

The sample letter below contains info about a new study proving something 2nd Amendment advocates have long claimed…

Criminals don’t obey gun regulations!

The hardwired letter to Congress for this new campaign reads…
Repeal federal gun regulations.
You can send your own message about this issue by copying or editing the following sample letter to Congress…
Federal gun regulations are unconstitutional, immoral, and counterproductive (as shown by yet another study). The unconstitutional part is easy to prove…
First, the Supreme Court says the Second Amendment …read more

Source:: https://downsizedc.org/blog/new-action-can-politicians-learn-something-from-criminals

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New Hampshire’s Biggest Newspaper Expresses Disappointment with Court Ruling Upholding Ballot Access Barrier

By Richard Winger The New Hampshire Union-Leader has this editorial, expressing disappointment that the Libertarian Party’s ballot access case lost in U.S. District Court on August 27. The paper is the largest newspaper in the state. It is very likely the Libertarian Party will appeal. …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2015/09/01/new-hampshires-biggest-newspaper-expresses-disappointment-with-court-ruling-upholding-ballot-access-barrier/

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Insane Video of Monster Truck Running Over Cop Cars Shows Amazing Level of Officer Restraint

By Matt Agorist Salt Spring Island, CA — Aside from “reaching for his waistband” or “the suspect went for my gun,” one of the most commonly used reasons for justifying police killings is “he or she used their vehicle as weapon.”
This tactic of American police to claim their lives were endangered because someone attempted to drive off, has become quite familiar. It’s also considerably successful at exonerating killer cops.
Just in the last few weeks, we’ve seen multiple unarmed individuals killed in their vehicles by trigger happy cops. One of the most widely covered stories is that of Samuel Dubose being killed by officer …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/insane-video-monster-truck-running-cop-cars-shows-amazing-level-officer-restraint/

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Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

By Matt Agorist Peoria, IL — When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbor’s home, she never expected to what would happen next.
The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, “I know you’re in there, come out with your hands up.”
What she saw next was animal abuse.
The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash strike wasn’t enough …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/disturbing-video-shows-cop-whipping-kicking-k-9-raid/

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