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Assange: “A lot more material” coming on US elections

July 29, 2016
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FreeMarketCentral.com    

"Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release 'a lot more material' relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected Russian hackers. However, Assange refused to confirm or deny a Russian origin for the mass email leak, saying Wikileaks tries to create ambiguity to protect all its sources." (07/28/16)

http://www.freemarketcentral.com/index.php/post/1168/julian-assange-a-lot-more-material-coming-on-us-elections-watch  

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Nigeria: Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds five

July 28, 2016
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Killeen Daily Herald    

"Nigeria's military says Boko Haram Islamic extremists have ambushed a humanitarian convoy escorted by troops, wounding three civilians including a U.N. worker and two soldiers. The attack comes as aid agencies are warning that children are dying of starvation daily among half a million people in need of urgent help in recently liberated areas that still are dangerous to reach." (07/28/16)

http://kdhnews.com/news/ap/military-boko-haram-ambushes-humanitarian-convoy-wounds/article_e69cd5e1-1c7a-5611-b24b-4396caf5ac2e.html  

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12 crazy conspiracy theories that really happened

July 28, 2016
posted by

Capitalism Is Freedom
by Charlie Roark  

"Ever get the feeling that someone is out to get you? What about several someones, some group made up of influential and powerful figures, set on ruining your life, or maybe even on world domination? The culture of seeing conspiracies at work in every part of society has been around forever, and while we laugh at most conspiracy theories, there's a somewhat chilling point that must be made about them: Conspiracy theories have often proved to be true." (07/28/16)

http://capitalismisfreedom.com/government-conspiracies-that-were-true/  

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Peru gets new president and pro-business cabinet

July 28, 2016
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Florida Statesman    

"Peruvian Presidential elect, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumed office on Thursday. Peru’s Foreign Ministry has stated that foreign delegations from 80 countries are expected to attend Kuczynski’s inaugural ceremony. Guests who have confirmed their participation include the Presidents of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay. Spanish King Emeritus Juan Carlos I also arrived in Peru for the occasion. With decades-long experience in the private sector, this will be Kuczynski’s first major public role." (07/28/16)

http://www.floridastatesman.com/index.php/sid/246236759  

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The secret rules that allow the FBI to spy on journalists

July 28, 2016
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Peter Van Buren Ron Paul Institute
by Peter Van Buren  

"The bones of our democracy -- the core elements that separate that way of life from others -- lie in the First Amendment to the Constitution, specifically the rights to free speech and a free press. Without the ability to speak freely, and to have things about our government reported equally freely to us, most of the rest of the concept of what was laid out on July 4, 1776 and later falls away. Thomas Jefferson himself stated that an 'informed citizenry' was the key to everything. So it is with more than a little anxiety that we learned secret rules allow the FBI to spy on journalists with such ease that the restraints are really nothing more than a bit of paperwork." (07/28/16)

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2016/july/28/the-secret-rules-that-allow-the-fbi-to-spy-on-journalists/  

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LastPass bug lets hackers steal all your passwords

July 28, 2016
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The Hacker News    

"A critical zero-day flaw has been discovered in the popular cloud password manager LastPass that could allow any remote attacker to compromise your account completely. LastPass is a password manager that also available as a browser extension that automatically fills credentials for you. All you need is to remember one master password to unlock all other passwords of your different online accounts, making it much easier for you to use unique passwords for different sites." (07/27/16)

http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/lastpass-password-manager.html  

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MD: Prosecutors drop all remaining charges against killer cops in Freddie Gray case

July 28, 2016
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Baltimore Sun    

"Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well." (07/27/16)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/bs-md-ci-miller-pretrial-motions-20160727-story.html  

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US board declines to release “20th hijacker” from Guantanamo

July 28, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"A board reviewing the status of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has decided against releasing a Saudi who U.S. authorities believe narrowly avoided becoming one of the hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Lawyers for prisoner Mohammed al-Qahtani asked the Periodic Review Board last month to send the prisoner to a rehabilitation center in Saudi Arabia for treatment of severe mental illness. The board, made up of representatives of six government agencies, turned down the request in a statement released Wednesday." (07/27/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-board-declines-release-20th-hijacker-guantanamo-40937144  

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Peace & freedom 101: The opposite of authoritarian is libertarian

July 28, 2016
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HubPages
by Garry Reed  

"There should be little doubt why the left-right hatred in America today has gotten so senselessly violent that people not only screech obscenities back and forth at each other but now routinely bloody one another with guns and stones and sticks and fists and knives: It comes from the top. It's politics as usual. The Democratic and Republican Parties have identical agendas: To use the legalized monopoly on force held by the massively overreaching, corrupt, dictatorial federal government to coercively impose their own beliefs on everyone else. Neither side can stomach the worldview of the other so they're willing to use violence to both stop the other's agenda and to impose their own." (07/26/16)

http://hubpages.com/politics/Peace-Freedom-101-the-opposite-of-authoritarian-is-libertarian  

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Guatemala: Judge orders new graft probe of former president, veep

July 28, 2016
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Billings Gazette    

"A Guatemalan judge formally ordered prosecutors Wednesday to investigate former President Otto Perez Molina and his ex-vice president in another corruption case. Miguel Angel Galvez issued the order targeting Perez Molina and Roxanna Baldetti for possible charges of bribery and money laundering in connection with an alleged criminal graft network involving 53 businesspeople, bankers, public officials and private individuals." (07/27/16)

http://billingsgazette.com/news/world/guatemala-orders-new-graft-probe-of-former-president-ex-vp/article_4685478b-60a2-5988-9f52-76d1ec500246.html  

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Venezuela: Government forces companies to lend employees to agriculture sector

July 28, 2016
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PanAm Post    

"The Venezuelan government is forcing public and private companies to lend some of their employees to the agriculture sector, it was recently reported. In a Ministry of Labor resolution published in the Official Gazette, the government announced its intention to 'contribute to the productive boost' surrounding the country’s economic emergency." (07/27/16)

http://venezuelan-government-forces-companies-to-lend-employees-to-agriculture-sector  

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Colombia to deport hundreds of Cuban immigrants

July 27, 2016
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PanAm Post    

"The start of an immigrant repatriation program was announced Tuesday, July 26 by Director for Colombian Migration Christian Krüger. Most citizens that enter Colombia illegally are Cuban, many of whom stay in warehouses or in shelters in Antioquia.  After May 19, with the border closing between Panama and Colombia, more than 300 Cubans were intercepted, along with citizens from African countries." (07/27/16)

https://panampost.com/adriana-peralta/2016/07/27/colombia-to-deport-hundreds-of-cuban-immigrants/  

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Assange: “No proof” hacked DNC emails came from Russia

July 27, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told NBC News on Monday that 'there is no proof whatsoever' that his organization got almost 20,000 hacked Democratic National Committee emails from Russian intelligence -- adding it's what's in the emails that's important, not who hacked them. In a Skype interview with Richard Engel for 'NBC Nightly News,' Assange rejected that it hadn't even been proven that it was WikiLeaks that published some email messages that have been analyzed in outlets like 'The New York Times.'" (07/26/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wikileaks-julian-assange-no-proof-hacked-dnc-emails-came-russia-n616541  

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Guyana to deport 14 Venezuelans who crossed border for food

July 27, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"Officials in Guyana say a group of Venezuelans who apparently crossed the border to flee the economic crisis in their country will be sent back home. Police Chief Seelall Persaud says authorities have no choice but to deport the nine men and five women who were detained after illegally entering Guyana over the northwest border with Venezuela. Persaud said Tuesday that he was sympathetic but Guyana's government would have to change policy to allow the Venezuelans to remain on humanitarian grounds." (07/26/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/guyana-deport-14-venezuelans-crossed-border-food-40900979  

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Turkey: Opposition warns government about witch hunt

July 26, 2016
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"Turkey's polarized factions should learn from their mistakes and overcome their antagonism, the main opposition leader said Tuesday, reflecting fragile efforts to reconcile in a shaken country where the opposition has for years accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of authoritarianism. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who has previously compared Erdogan to a dictator, said Turkey's political parties could re-boot tense relationships following the trauma of the July 15 insurrection." (07/26/16)

http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/1226923/AP-interview--Turkish-opposition-warns-govt-about-witch-hunt.html?isap=1&nav=5024  

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Bombed into submission?

July 26, 2016
posted by

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob  

"Was the United States of America recently bombed into submission? In the Battle of Britain, the Brits survived the German blitz. The North Vietnamese persevered through storms of our B-52s, for years. Bombing alone never seems to conquer an opponent. But Russian air strikes against U.S. positions in Syria sent Secretary of State John Kerry scurrying to the negotiation table. In June, but just reported last week, Russian planes bombed a 'secret base of operations for elite American and British forces' in Syria. (No Brits were at the base at the time, only Americans.) Putin's planes also attacked 'a site linked to the Central Intelligence Agency.'" (07/26/16)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2016/07/26/bombed-into-submission/  

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Brazil: New Zealand athlete says he was kidnapped by men dressed as Rio police

July 26, 2016
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ESPN    

"Jason Lee, a New Zealand-born jujitsu fighter based in Rio de Janeiro, said he was 'kidnapped' Saturday by armed men dressed in police uniforms and forced to withdraw money from two separate ATMs to pay for his release. The 27-year-old, who will not be competing in the Olympics but has been living in Brazil for the past 10 months, tweeted Sunday: 'What did you guys get up to yesterday? I got kidnapped. Go Olympics! ?#?Rio2016?.' Later, in an interview with stuff.co.nz, the martial arts athlete explained in further detail how the incident developed from what appeared to be a routine traffic stop by two policemen on motorbikes." (07/25/16)

http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/17137298/new-zealand-jiu-jitsu-athlete-jason-lee-says-was-kidnapped-rio  

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Two more GOP state reps endorse Johnson for POTUS

July 26, 2016
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Reason Reason    

"This morning the Gary Johnson/William Weld ticket for the White House nabs its first endorsement from a state legislator who is running for re-election in 2016 as a Republican. Daniel Zolnikov (R-Billings), a 29-year-old two-term state representative known for his civil libertarian work on surveillance and free speech, is joining with his fellow State Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Mineral County), who had previously telegraphed his support, in backing the Libertarian." (07/25/16)

http://reason.com/blog/2016/07/25/gary-johnson-endorsed-by-two-more-gop-st  

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Verizon set to buy Yahoo for $5 billion — here’s why a telecom is so interested!

July 26, 2016
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The Hacker News    

"Finally, Someone has come forward to buy Yahoo! Guess Who? The telecommunication giant Verizon. Yes, Verizon Communications Inc. is reportedly closing in on a deal to acquire Yahoo’s core business for about $5 Billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. Since the agreement between the companies has not been finalized, it is unclear at this moment that which Yahoo's assets the deal would include." (07/22/16)

http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/verizon-yahoo-acquisition.html  

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Afghanistan: Violence claims record death toll

July 26, 2016
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United Nations Radio [UN state media]    

"Lethal violence in Afghanistan is getting worse and has claimed a record number of casualties in 2016, the UN said Monday. More than 5,100 civilians have been killed or maimed in the first six months of the year, according to new data from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR). The majority of civilian casualties were caused by militants, but pro-government forces have also been implicated in a rising number of incidents." (07/25/16)

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2016/07/afghanistan-violence-claims-record-death-toll/#.V5ZtGvkrK01  

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US regime approves release of last Russian held at Guantanamo

July 25, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"The last Russian prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has been approved for release. A review board determined Ravil Mingazov meets the criteria for release after nearly 14 years at the U.S. base in Cuba. The 48-year-old Mingazov is a former ballet dancer and member of the Russian military who U.S. authorities said fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan." (07/25/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-approves-release-russian-held-guantanamo-40864458  

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Colombia: Government puts investment at risk by violating property rights

July 25, 2016
posted by

PanAm Post PanAm Post
by Phillip Stevens  

"The transformation of Colombia's economy over the past few years has been, in a word, remarkable. Outward-looking policies have helped to attract foreign business and investment, creating more jobs and raising wages for Colombians. Unfortunately, recent events in the health sector represent a real threat to continued economic progress. Since the early 2000s, Colombia has pursued policies that have successfully opened its markets, including the signing of preferential trade agreements with the likes of the United States, the European Union and the European Free Trade Association, privatization of some state-owned enterprises, and reforms to the public sector. Perhaps most importantly, a strong respect for the rule of law and a respect for property rights in the country have contributed substantially to fueling investor confidence." (07/25/16)

https://panampost.com/editor/2016/07/25/colombian-government-puts-investment-at-risk-by-violating-property-rights/  

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Canada: Woman charged for shooting at Pokemon Go players

July 25, 2016
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ABC News ABC News    

"Police have charged a Canadian woman they allege shot a pellet gun at a group of people playing Pokemon Go north of Toronto. Police said Monday they received a call around 10:30 p.m. Saturday that someone was shooting at several people playing the popular smartphone game in Newmarket, Ontario. The game sends players into the real world to search for Pokemon, who appear on screen when users hold up their devices in various locations." (07/25/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/canadian-woman-charged-shooting-pokemon-players-40864784  

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It’s time to privatize foreign policy

July 25, 2016
posted by

Richard M. Ebeling Foundation for Economic Education
by Richard M Ebeling  

"Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has caused an uproar in American foreign policy circles by challenging existing forms of U.S. participation in a variety of military and political alliances in Europe and Asia, including NATO. But in spite of impressions in the media, Trump is not an isolationist, but an extremely aggressive advocate of American interventionism. The self-proclaimed 'master of the deal' is not calling for America to withdraw from the world. Instead, Trump wants to renegotiate the terms under which the United States entangles itself in global affairs." (07/25/16)

https://fee.org/articles/it-s-time-to-privatize-foreign-policy/  

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The non-aggression principle takes libertarianism worldwide

July 25, 2016
posted by

Garry Reed HubPages
by Garry Reed  

"The original Old World European definition of 'libertarian' meant 'anarchist' and was used in such phrases as 'libertarian socialism' and 'libertarian communism' to differentiate those philosophies from 'state socialism' and 'state communism.' The fundamental answer here is 'So what?' The Modern American Libertarian Movement definition of 'libertarian' is premised on the non-aggression principle (NAP) that rejects physical coercion, intimidation and fraud and embraces voluntary interactions among all people. Simply put, libertarianism cannot be understood without reference to the non-aggression principle." (07/22/16)

http://hubpages.com/politics/The-non-aggression-principle-takes-libertarianism-worldwide  

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