India Plans to Build 100 “Smart” Cities for the Elites

Have you ever won­dered what would hap­pen if the rich kept get­ting rich­er? I’m not talk­ing about the 1%. They most­ly con­sist of upper-mid­­dle-class busi­ness own­ers and real estate agents. No, I’m talk­ing about the 1% of the 1%. The real pow­er behind the throne. The finan­cial and polit­i­cal elite. If their wealth and pow­er […]

John Deere’s Weird Idea of ‘Ownership’

It’s offi­cial: John Deere and Gen­er­al Motors want to evis­cer­ate the notion of own­er­ship. Sure, we pay for their vehi­cles. But we don’t own them. Not accord­ing to their cor­po­rate lawyers, any­way. In a par­tic­u­lar­ly spec­tac­u­lar dis­play of cor­po­rate delu­sion, John Deere—the world’s largest agri­cul­tur­al machin­ery mak­er —told the Copy­right Office that farm­ers don’t own […]

Big Automakers Want to Make it Against the Law to Work on Your Own Car

It was recent­ly report­ed that automak­ers could soon be going after car own­ers for mak­ing repairs on their own vehi­cles. Some of the indus­tries lead­ing com­pa­nies are now claim­ing that their soft­ware has become so com­pli­cat­ed that “tam­per­ing with it,” or mak­ing repairs on your own prop­er­ty, could be a copy­right vio­la­tion. Inter­est­ing­ly enough, Tes­la, […]

Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Reveals Serious Threat to User Safeguards

A new­ly leaked chap­ter of the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment from Wik­ileaks has con­firmed some of our worst fears about the agree­ment. The lat­est pro­vi­sions would enable multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions to under­mine pub­lic inter­est rules through an inter­na­tion­al tri­bunal process called investor-state dis­pute set­tle­ment (ISDS). Under this process, for­eign com­pa­nies can chal­lenge any new law or […]

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on H.R. 5

An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge Nation­al Review Online and Thomas B. Ford­ham Insti­tute are wrong, wrong, wrong on HR 5. Nation­al Review Online and Ford­ham Insti­tute are total­ly wrong on HR 5. They are call­ing HR 5 as “take back our schools” leg­is­la­tion and that “fed­er­al over­reach in edu­ca­tion might final­ly be com­ing to a […]

Obscure California Committee Moves to Expand How Police Access and Use DMV Photos

FA Note:  March­ing down DHS’ path from Real ID to Glob­al ID, glob­al data shar­ing and glob­al track­ing. Atten­tion Cal­i­for­nia: the pri­va­cy and secu­ri­ty of your dri­ver licens­es are under threat from a new scheme to mas­sive­ly expand how pho­to IDs are shared and ana­lyzed by law enforce­ment agen­cies. Over the last few months, an […]

It’s Official: Americans R Stupid

As Amer­i­cans, we tend to be pret­ty full of our­selves, and this is espe­cial­ly true of our young peo­ple. But do we real­ly have rea­son for such pride? Accord­ing to a shock­ing new report from the Edu­ca­tion­al Test­ing Ser­vice, Amer­i­cans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in oth­er indus­tri­al­ized […]

Rising Enemy Within: Private Police Fits New World Order Script

First I want to say that many cor­po­rate (secu­ri­ty) sym­pa­thiz­ers tend to defend pri­vate polic­ing, but this arti­cle will debunk all their argu­ments and show how pri­vate polic­ing is the end-all end-game ulti­mate threat to free­dom in Amer­i­ca and human­i­ty as a whole, all in the name of pro­tect­ing cor­po­rate prof­its $ while work­ing hand […]