Archives for December 2014

John McCain Trying to Use NDAA to Give Tonto National Forest to a British Mining Company

I think at a cer­tain point one has to under­stand that glob­al­iza­tion amounts to trea­son. These greedy Vichy politi­cians we have in Wash­ing­ton need to be removed before they hand over every­thing in the coun­try that isn’t nailed to the floor. This is Ton­to Nation­al For­est. It is yours. It is this country’s fifth largest for­est and […]

Common Core Career Readiness

Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment with the Human Resource — just one goal of Com­mon Core By Jean­nie George, 3D Research Group There’s been a shift in edu­ca­tion. The goal has changed from ‘gain­ing knowl­edge’ to ‘get­ting a job’. That goal has caused the delib­er­ate dumb-down; the steady dete­ri­o­ra­tion of every aca­d­e­m­ic sub­ject taught in school. Thus, stu­dents (human resources) […]

RI Regional Plan Strips Property Rights

With an area of 1212 square miles, Rhode Island is the small­est of the fifty states, but is about to take one of the biggest leaps in the nation.  The RI Divi­sion of Plan­ning is advanc­ing a HUD sup­port­ed sus­tain­able devel­op­ment plan that cre­ates a sin­gle region out of every coun­ty, city and com­mu­ni­ty in […]

Illinois Just Made it a Felony for Its Citizens to Record the Police and the Media is Silent

Only a gov­ern­ment that lives like cock­roach­es in the dark­ness would pass a law crim­i­nal­iz­ing the act of turn­ing on the light. Illi­nois — In March of this year the Illi­nois Supreme Court struck down the state’s eaves­drop­ping law, and right­ful­ly so, as it was tout­ed as the most uncon­sti­tu­tion­al law of its kind in the […]

Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

Trans­fer of Pub­lic Lands Act’ demands Wash­ing­ton relin­quish 31.2 mil­lion acres by Dec. 31 In three weeks, Utah intends to seize con­trol of 31.2 mil­lion acres of its own land now under the con­trol of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprece­dent­ed chal­lenge to fed­er­al dom­i­nance of West­ern state lands, Utah Gov. Gary […]

EFF Demands US Trade Negotiators Publish Their Public Records

It’s no secret that the US Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive (USTR) has approached the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) nego­ti­a­tions with a dis­ap­point­ing lack of trans­paren­cy. For years now, leaks have been an inad­e­quate sub­sti­tute to rea­son­able pub­lic pol­i­cy, and non-cor­po­rate groups have resort­ed to read­ing between the lines of press state­ments even as the stat­ed time­line of the […]

The Government Owns Over 623 Million Acres. Why Does It Need More?

Insa­tiable ­– that would seem to be the word that best describes the appetite of some in Con­gress and their friends in the envi­ron­men­tal com­mu­ni­ty. Con­gress has added over 450 pages to the defense autho­riza­tion bill to des­ig­nate wilder­ness, cre­ate new parks, des­ig­nate Wild and Scenic Rivers and fund Nation­al Her­itage areas – things that have […]

Global Censorship Chokepoints — Tracking Internet Censorship Proposals Worldwide

About Glob­al Choke­points Glob­al Choke­points is an online resource cre­at­ed to doc­u­ment and mon­i­tor glob­al pro­pos­als to turn Inter­net inter­me­di­aries into copy­right police. These pro­pos­als harm Inter­net users’ rights of pri­va­cy, due process and free­dom of expres­sion, and endan­ger the future of the free and open Inter­net. Our goal is to pro­vide accu­rate empir­i­cal information […]