Land dispute part of Tahoe’s storied past

… “The battle took place in February 1863 and lasted just four hours,” Jeff Kintop, Nevada state archivist in Carson City, told Lake Tahoe News. “As soon as somebody was hurt, they decided to try something else.”

The Roop County War, fought over Susanville and Honey Lake, ended in an agreement to jointly survey the land, but it was more than 100 years before the line between the two states would be definitively settled.

The problem started on the eve of California statehood in 1849. A convention was convened to write a constitution for land known as Upper California that was acquired during the Mexican-American War. The land stretched as far east as Utah and included the Great Basin, but for various reasons the convention delegates decided to cut California off at the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

The clause inserted into the state Constitution defined the border by latitude and longitude without surveying it. With the Gold Rush on, California, ill defined as it was, became a state in 1850.

Then a few years later California’s ambiguous border came into play around another body of water.

“Susanville up around Honey Lake was first settled in 1854 and the people there basically refused to pay California taxes,” Kintop said. “They tried to create their own territory called Nataqua. There weren’t that many people there and it wasn’t recognized, but they didn’t want to pay taxes to Utah either.” …

Read full story here: http://www.laketahoenews.net/2014/10/land-dispute-part-of-nev-s-storied-past/

YOU’RE GONNA DIE MOTHERFUCKERS – ‘KILLER CLOWN’ ATTACKS RISE WITH UNEMPLOYMENT World’s unemployed transform into ‘killer clowns’

Armed psychopathic clowns have become a worldwide phenomenon.

Spain has a youth unemployment rate of 56%, France’s is 26% and the United States comes in at 13%.

As the fabric of society is torn apart by corporate piracy and inadequate leadership, we will see a rise of killer clown attacks by large portions of global society with nothing to lose.

Judge Tatro gonna die ha ha ha

FUCK THE FEDS! FUCK YOU OBAMA! ANTI-OBAMA ARTIST GETS SECRET SERVICE VISIT FOR JOKE TWEETS

ANTI-OBAMA ARTIST GETS SECRET SERVICE VISIT FOR JOKE TWEETS

Sabo warns anyone with political opinion could be targeted by feds

by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | OCTOBER 31, 2014


Enigmatic anti-Obama artist Sabo received a visit from the Secret Service this week in response to tweets in which he joked about Lee Harvey Oswald returning as a zombie.

Although the tweets were sent out a month ago, two Secret Service agents showed up at Sabo’s home on Wednesday to check if the artist represented a violent threat to President Barack Obama.

In a hilarious exchange, Sabo spoke to the agents while he was working on a toilet seat that features Obama’s face on the lid.

“Did you send out the tweets about bringing back Lee Harvey Oswald as a zombie,” asks one of the agents.

“How likely is that gonna happen?” responds Sabo.

In another tweet, Sabo poked fun at actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who earlier this month received criticism for her fawning adulation of Obama during a Democratic Party fundraiser at her house in Santa Monica during which she told the president, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.”

“You’ve really gotta think about some of this stuff you’re tweeting, it could be construed in many different ways,” says the agent.

“I realize we have a fuckhead in the White House and the Constitution no longer means shit, but as far as I’m concerned we still have a First Amendment,” responds the Sabo, before the agents suggest he was advocating violence.

“Unless I could bring Lee Harvey Oswald back as a zombie, then I could see there would be some violence, but until I get the CDC, a way to figure out to make that happen, it’s a dream,” states Sabo.

Sabo subsequently warned that anyone with anti-Obama opinions could also be targeted by the feds.

Sabo’s depiction of Obama as the Joker in some of his art serves as a reminder that others have been targeted by the feds simply for making fun of the President, such as the creators of a float in the July 4th annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Nebraska which portrayed Obama as a zombie, prompting an investigation by the Department of Justice.

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Target of Las Vegas HOA investigation detailed scheme, bribes in secret documents

In the summer of 2011, Justice Department lawyers were wheeling and dealing behind closed doors with dozens of targets in the long-running investigation of a scheme to take over homeowners associations in the Las Vegas Valley.

One of those who flirted with taking a deal was former construction company boss Leon Benzer, the man prosecutors call the mastermind of the biggest public corruption case in Nevada history, according to sealed investigative reports obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

As the high-profile case heated up, Benzer and his defense lawyer, Daniel Albregts, secretly met four times with prosecutors and investigators at the FBI’s local office over three months. But no plea agreement was made. Benzer was indicted by a federal grand jury.

But during those wide-ranging discussions, Benzer detailed how he corrupted HOA boards through bribery and election rigging to obtain millions of dollars in construction defect contracts, the reports show.

The scheme was hatched because Benzer felt competing construction companies were using their connections to make it difficult for his company to break into the defect repair business, according to the reports.

He told investigators that the scheme, which ran from 2003 to 2009, was aided by a $1.5 million loan from construction defect lawyer Nancy Quon to purchase condos for straw buyers to be elected to HOA boards.

Benzer, 47, admitted he gave his personal lawyer, Keith Gregory, a $10,000 bribe for work on the HOA takeover at the Vistana condominium complex in southwest Las Vegas. Gregory is also under indictment.

Benzer recalled paying Gregory from his personal account “as a ‘thank you’ for ‘working with us.’ ”

“When questioned as to exactly what he meant by thank you and whether the payment was more accurately described as a bribe payment, Benzer advised that the term bribe was ‘your language’ and he didn’t like to use that term, but that the answer was ‘basically yes,’ ” reads one report.

In another report, Benzer was quoted as saying a “thank you is almost a Christmas present without it being Christmas.” He said he often handed out “thank yous” to people who did things for him.

Albregts declined comment for this article. Gregory’s Utah lawyer, Rodney Snow, said Gregory “categorically” denies taking a bribe from Benzer.

“There were no discussions between Gregory and Benzer about that,” Snow said. “The fact that he was paid with a check suggests it was not intended as a bribe.”

Investigators pressed Benzer on whether he knew of “information leaks” in the criminal case and whether he knew he was under investigation in 2007 and 2008.

At the time, the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section in Washington was probing allegations that Quon had information from the local U.S. attorney’s office that could compromise the HOA investigation. The Justice Department’s Fraud Section in Washington also had taken control of the HOA investigation after the U.S. attorney’s office removed itself amid talk of leaks from the office.

“Benzer was asked if he was warned about being under investigation,” an investigative report said. “According to Benzer, multiple people came and told him. … Benzer stated Quon had told him that the AG was investigating him. Benzer said he thought the U.S. attorney and AG were all the same entity.”

At one point, Benzer said, Quon told him he was an “idiot” for not destroying his emails and files.

By the end of August 2011, on the same day longtime political strategist and former Benzer business partner Steve Wark became the first conspirator to plead guilty in the HOA takeover scheme, the Justice Department said it had completed the leak investigation and no action was needed.

Defense lawyers have been allowed to see reports from the leak investigation for trial preparation, but are under court order not to talk to the media about them.

Investigators in 2011 also asked Benzer about possible mob involvement in the HOA takeover scheme.

In one interview, Benzer said he was friends with Joseph A. Bravo, a Las Vegas ticket broker who received an 87-month federal prison term in 1993 for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring with alleged ties to the Buffalo mob.

Benzer said he met Bravo through lawyer John V. Spilotro, the nephew of Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro, the Chicago mob’s infamous overseer of street rackets in Las Vegas until his murder in 1986.

Bravo’s nephew, real estate agent Anthony R. Wilson, pleaded guilty in the HOA investigation. So did limousine driver Paul Citelli, who was convicted with Bravo in the 1993 cocaine case.

Benzer told investigators that he didn’t believe Bravo had mob ties, but admitted that Bravo had loaned him as much as $20,000 and turned him on to hard money lenders as the scheme progressed.

Before sitting down with Benzer, Justice Department lawyers agreed not to use anything he said against him at trial if the negotiations fell through. But they were free to corroborate the wealth of information they got from Benzer with other witnesses.

The debriefing reports were originally filed under seal in a bid by Gregory to be tried separately from Benzer. U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. briefly unsealed the reports in September after prosecutors did not object to making them public, but resealed them and had them stricken from the court record at the request of Gregory’s lawyers. The Review-Journal obtained the documents while they were public.

Talks between Benzer and the government broke down in September 2011. Over the next year, prosecutors struck plea deals with a slew of co-conspirators. Benzer, Gregory and nine other defendants were indicted in January 2013 on federal conspiracy and fraud charges, and since then five of the co-defendants have pleaded guilty and agreed to testify for prosecutors at the February trial.

Since August 2011, 36 co-conspirators have pleaded guilty in the takeover scheme. One of the cooperating defendants, lawyer David Amesbury, committed suicide in March 2012, five days after Quon took her life. At the time, Quon was not charged in the case. Another defendant who struck a deal, Arnold Myers, died of cancer in August. Thirty two others await sentencing.

Benzer said several lawyers told him what he was doing was legal as long has he disclosed his ties to the HOA boards, but he admitted to investigators that he shied away from that disclosure. The key to making the scheme work was recruiting the straw buyers, he told investigators.

“Benzer would pick people that would look presentable to the homeowners, such as police officers or senior citizens,” an investigative report said. “Benzer stated he would identify people who fit the mold and then approach them about running for the board.”

Eventually, Benzer’s business relationship with Quon soured and she started pushing construction work to Benzer’s competitors, the investigative reports show. A mutual friend later got them back together.

Benzer was quoted as saying that he and Quon “sometimes didn’t dance well together.”

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135. Find him on Twitter: @JGermanRJ

Benzer files motion to stop article publication

Lawyers for Leon Benzer, the alleged mastermind of a long-running scheme to take over Las Vegas Valley homeowners associations and steer construction work to his company, don’t want you to read what he told federal officials about the scheme.

Late Thursday Benzer’s lawyer, Daniel Albregts, filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to stop the Las Vegas Review-Journal from publishing the article, which had been planned for the newspaper’s Sunday edition.

In court papers, Albregts asks a judge to order that publication be delayed until the court can determine whether the article would cause “irreparable harm” to Benzer’s Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial. Benzer and five others go on trial in February.

“In seeking this relief, defendant recognizes that the newspaper’s rights under the First Amendment are implicated,”Albregts said, “On the other hand, the defendant’s right to a fair trial free from bias and prejudice against him … cannot be ignored.”

A copy of that motion can be seen below. As of late Thursday it had not been considered by a judge, and no restraining order had been served to the newspaper.

Review-Journal Editor Michael Hengel said the newspaper was proceeding with publication because the U.S. Constitution, as well as Supreme Court decisions, acknowledge the media’s right to publish lawfully obtained information.

“We believe publishing the details of this corruption scheme, which victimized thousands of Las Vegans, is an important First Amendment issue.” Hengel said. “We obtained these documents while they were public documents, and see no reason to keep them from the public.”

Benzer Motion

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Hagar: Gustavson drops no-helmet crusade at Legislature

helmet lawsState Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, has been a fixture at the Nevada Legislature since 1997, except for a few years where he was not an elected official.

And each session, he has sponsored or promoted a bill that would do away with Nevada’s law that mandates motorcycle riders must wear helmets.

Gustavson’s bill would seem to have a great shot in the 2015 Legislature if the Republicans take the majority of the state senate.

If that happens, Gustavson would probably be appointed chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. As the chair, he could nurture his no-helmet bill along and it would probably get out of the committee.

Yet Gustavson vows not to sponsor the bill in 2015. He’s vague about the reason. But it has something to do with a supporter of the no-helmet bill who sent nasty emails to some senators last session.

“I don’t want to mention any names,” Gustavson said. “But that person knows who they are and it was something they did via email that was sent to some key members in the senate that were not very nice.”

Despite cajoling, Gustavson would not elaborate.

“I know it would make a great story but I’m not going there,” he said.

If the “unmentionable” person keeps his nose out of issue, Gustavson said he would probably again sponsor the no-helmet bill. Gustavson says he supports constituent involvement in politics, just not this particular guy.

“But it is a free country, people can say what they want,” Gustavson said. “They can do what they want and they can get involved.”

Nevada helmet law has been on the books for more than 40 years.

Hagar: ‘Red Wave’ could control Legislature

Hagar: ‘Red Wave’ could control Legislature

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Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, it turns out, was correct.

Last year, Hickey was relaxed and talking on KOH radio. He mentioned 2014 would be an election year of “real opportunities” for Republicans. He noted the Democratic ticket would not include Harry Reid and instead be headed by a little-known candidate for governor.

“A lot of minorities, a lot of younger people will not turn out in a non-presidential (year)” Hickey said. “It is a great year for Republicans.”

Hickey took some heat from Democrats for the insensitivity of that remark. It was a “gotcha’ moment in Nevada politics, on a slow news day, won by Democrats.

Hickey had to defend himself from insults that he was a racist who’s afraid of the power of youth. Zach Hudson, the Nevada Democrats’ spokesman, said the statement showed “Republicans will do whatever they can to suppress the vote next year.”

Fast forward to the present. Everything Hickey said then has proven to be the truth. And Democrats have needed no help from Republicans in keep their voter turnout down.

Even though Nevada has more registered Democrats than Republicans, the Republicans are badly beating Democrats in the number of early voters. About 21,000 more Republicans have voted in Nevada’s early-voting period than Democrats (not counting the final two days).

THE MOST TELLING STATISTIC from the early-voting period is almost half of all early voters – 46 percent – have been Republicans.

That’s a terrible percentage if you are Ross Miller, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, or Nevada’s incumbent 4th U.S. House District Rep. Steven Horsford, also a Democrat. In any other year, they’d be shoo-ins.

This year, with the approaching Red Wave, both could suffer monumental setbacks to their carefully-planned political careers.

REBUPLICANS look like they could take the majority in the state senate, considering the voter-turnout numbers from the three critical Las Vegas districts.

But they also have a shot to take the majority in the Assembly which hasn’t happened since 1985, according to the Legislative Counsel Bureau (There was a 21-21 tie in 1995).

It must seem so delicious to Hickey, as the current minority leader, to think he could become the majority leader, especially after the Democrats poked fun at him for his remarks last year.

Hickey points to the District 31 race between incumbent Assemblyman Skip Daly, D-Sparks, and GOP challenger Jill Dickman to capsulize his hopes.

Daly has been considered unbeatable in the past, even though his district has more registered Republicans than Democrats. He has an unrelenting campaign style and his hundreds of campaign signs are put up often and early.

About 800 more Republicans have voted in the Daly vs. Dickman race than Democrats, Hickey said. That’s a good omen for Dickman, even though Daly has nurtured crossover votes in past races.

“We are seeing trends like that in nine other Assembly races in Clark County,” Hickey said. “If those trends continue and Republicans have as good a turnout on Election Day as we are expecting, then I think it is certainly within the realm of possibility that there could be an historic change in the Assembly.

“If we won all of those 10 seats, including Dickman’s race, then yes, we would be in the majority.”

GOV. BRIAN SANDOVAL told the editorial board recently at the Reno Gazette-Journal that he wants to revamp and overhaul the way the state funds its various services, which would be a huge undertaking.

Hickey said that if both houses in the Legislature were controlled by Republicans, it would help get Sandoval’s agenda passed.

“We think that by voting for Republicans and if Republicans were able to gain control of both houses, then Gov. Sandoval would have an opportunity — if not a mandate — to be able to improve and reform education and advance his agenda for Nevada,” Hickey said.

Vegas OKs 26 medical marijuana dispensaries

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Las Vegas’ first round of marijuana permit hearings was a marathon, not a sprint.

City Council members spent the better part of 16 hours mulling preliminary land use and licensing entitlements sought by 50 would-be medical marijuana business operators on Tuesday and Wednesday.

They approved 26 dispensaries, more than double the number set aside for the city by Nevada regulators.

It remains unclear how many of those city-qualified applicants will get the go-ahead from the state health department.

Applicants who receive both city and state credentials will be routed back to the City Council for a final, as-yet-unscheduled suitability hearing.

Those whose applications are denied in both jurisdictions will have to hope for better luck next year.

City Council members denied credentials to 11 permit applicants, citing everything from missing paperwork to questions over onsite security.

Five hybrid production and cultivation permits were tabled to a later date and five…

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If Jesus Isn’t Welcome In School… The Same Goes For Islam And Muhammad…

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Fox News is reporting that a Marine Corps father has been banned from his daughter’s school after he complained about her homework assignment on Islam. Kevin Wood said his daughter was told to write a three page essay about Islam’s five pillars, at La Plata High School in Maryland. He argued that students can’t study Christianity in school “but we can force-feed our kids Islam.”

When are we going to weed out the hypocrites in our government. This is One Nation Under God not a Nation Under Islam. People have been trying to remove God from our schools for decades. Now we have school boards that say it’s ok to teach Islam, and talk about Muhammad. A man who married a child at the age of six, and had sex with her when she was nine. That’s a good role model for our kids don’t you think. Our kids are…

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Political Hell on Earth with Michelle at the Helm?

BLOGGIN' BAD w/ Gunny G! ~ Hey, WHAT BECAME OF THAT "NO MORE PC" THING?????? ~ AMERICA CAN NEVER BE REALLY GREAT AGAIN UNTIL THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF OBAMA "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS" IS OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY WIPED CLEAN!~ AINO: AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY!

Political Hell on Earth with Michelle at the Helm?

Joe For America ^ | October 30, 2014 | Susan Calloway KnowlesPosted on 10/31/2014, 11:42:34 AM by lbryce

I think I got a glimpse of what hell could be like after reading something on the Internet recently. Finding out for sure what hell is like is something that I never want to experience.Hearing that First Lady, Michelle Obama, may be considering a run to replace Sen.

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Dianne Feinstein D-Calif., if the 81-year-old retires in 2018, caused a shiver to run down my spine.While it’s only a rumor at this point, rumors have a way of turning into reality especially when liberal Democrats are involved.Honestly, since I live in California,

I couldn’t imagine anyone that would be worse to represent California than Feinstein.

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However, I now think that Michelle would make…

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Want to know when you’ll die? There’s an app for that

Metro

(Picture: Deadline) The app uses information from the iPhone’s built-in health software to predict the date of your death (Picture: Deadline)

Ever wanted to know when you’ll kick the bucket?

Well you’ll love this app.

The aptly-named Deadline app uses algorithms in conjunction with the iPhone’s health-tracking technology to predict when you’ll meet your demise.

The app taps into the data which newer models of the iPhone track – such as number of steps taken each day and flights of stairs climbed – and then asks you to complete a short quiz about your lifestyle.

The user will then be presented with a handy countdown clock on the phone’s lock screen as a constant reminder of their mortality.

While the app isn’t perfect and could seem like a rather morbid ploy for downloads, it could be the motivation some people need to get more exercise or spend more time with their family.

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Obama Secret Service Agent: “It’s Worse Than People Know… and I’m Not Tryi ng to Scare You Either” » Joe For America

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Don’t you get it?I “THINK” I know what I’m doing, and what I’m saying. Can’t say with 100% certainty. BUT, and here’s the thing, I believe in what I’m saying and doing. I don’t try to pretend to be innocent. I know the risks I’m facing. There are just a couple of things I have on my side. 1. I do not take donations. 2. I’m not some “organization.” I’m just ME.
One person. Exercising my right to free speech. Are they going to stop me from that? “I’m shouting from the rooftop.”

http://joeforamerica.com/2013/11/not-trying-to-scare-you/

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‘Whistleblowers do incredible damage to US intelligence’

‘Whistleblowers do incredible damage to US intelligence’

Published time: October 29, 2014 14:08

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When it comes to dealing with terrorism US intelligence community feels like it operates with one hand tied behind their back because of whistleblowers like Snowden and Manning, intelligence analyst Glenmore Trenear-Harvey told RT.

READ MORE: FBI reportedly raids home of ‘Second Snowden’

Benjamin Sonntag, Co-founder La-Quadrature du Net, on whistleblowing: “That is obvious [that the latest US whistleblower’s name hasn’t been released] because there is an inquiry in progress. So they would certainly not say anything until they have some kind of proof or some kind of name or arrest that person. What is true is that we have a lot of information saying that there is certainly a second whistleblower. The main problem is that Mr. Obama is continuing his policy which consists of attacking whistleblowers and not protecting them like it should be.”

RT: Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning quickly became known, didn’t they? Why has this new whistleblower’s identity not been released yet?

Glenmore Trenear-Harvey: There is a double reason. First of all, the FBI has apparently raided an address in Virginia earlier today, but the interesting thing is that the Justice Department has not issued proceedings at the moment. They have got a big down on whistleblowers. They have been using the Espionage Act, which goes back to World War I, to try and get these people. What I think is far more significant, even though it is described as a “second Snowden,” it highlights the schism between the president and the intelligent services in the United States. And like in Russia – where the “Siloviki”, SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation) or FSB (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation), are very, very close indeed to President Putin – in the US we now have a president who has only had about 30 percent of his PDB, this is his presidential daily briefing. And every other president has this every day. President Obama not- he has kept away from this. The intelligence community is very upset with the president and particularly with the Justice Department. And we know what happens next month – we are coming into the elections. This couldn’t be worse timing for the American administration. And it underscores the anger that the intelligence community feels about yet another whistleblower.

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RT: Just on that point about the Justice Department. Those officials say they may hesitate to invoke the Espionage Act that was used against Manning and Snowden. Is it a sign that the authorities are taking a more moderate approach to whistleblowers?

GTH: It would appear that way, the offence hasn’t changed. The watch list that apparently has been exposed by the second whistleblower is a very, very sensitive thing. It determines every person who is on an in-bound flight to the US. Originally, this was any concerns you had about terrorists. Now you have whether someone is coming from West Africa, possibly Ebola infected on the watch list. The Department of Homeland Security is apparently putting hundreds if not thousands of people on this list and none of them have any connection with terrorism. So I don’t know what the point is of the Justice Department. They are backpedaling. And I think it is purely for political reasons.

Benjamin Sonntag, Co-founder La-Quadrature du Net, on whistleblowing: “It looks like [there will be more whistleblowers in time]. Edward Snowden released his data because of Chelsea Manning, the former marine who was accused of leaking the cables and documents on Iraq and Afghan war. Basically Edward Snowden invited other people to leak and to blow the whistle on the abusing power of the NSA and the other administrations.”

RT: Do you think the number of people who would like to reveal secret information and act as whistleblowers has recently increased? Have people become less fearful?

GTH: I think so. A number of people have looked at Snowden and seen that he has been coming up with an absolute huge treasure trove of information. We saw Julian Assange who at the moment is incarcerated in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. And people look at this and think: “nothing really bad has happened.” So it encourages other whistleblowers to think:“If they got away with it I can probably too.” The thing is that there is such dissatisfaction in the US with the Obama administration. He has proven to be such a disappointment in this current second year. I think yes and I am sad to say because the whistleblowers have been doing incredible damage. And the intelligence community feels that when they are dealing with particularly terrorism they are operating with one hand tied behind their back.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

Nevada Court Rules Strip Club Dancers Are Employees

CBS Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

The unanimous ruling Thursday in a 2009 class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of six dancers at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club could change the landscape statewide in a business where dancers have for decades depended on tips and even paid “house fees” to establishments that allowed them to work.

“Given that Sapphire bills itself as the ‘World’s Largest Strip Club,’ and not, say, a sports bar or nightclub,” the high court said, “we are confident that the women strip-dancing there are useful and indeed necessary to its operation.”

Mick Rusing, the Tucson, Arizona, attorney who represented plaintiff Zuri-Kinshasa Maria Terry and five other dancers in the initial case, said…

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Survey: More trust NSA than Google with data

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On average, individuals said they would be more upset with Google (7.39) than the NSA (7.06).

On the bottom of the spectrum, people were the least concerned about their spouse or significant other accessing their data (4.55).

The survey was conducted by Survata, which places polls on various websites that require a visitor to answer the question to access online content. It gained more than 2,500 responses to the question.

According to the website Cnet, which first reported the survey, the poll surveyed 2,566 people between the ages of 13 and 44. Nearly 60 percent were female and a little more than half were 24 years old or younger.

via Survey: More trust NSA than Google with data | TheHill.

I don’t trust either one with my data, you? Seriously, why do all these people need my data? I promise you, I am the most boring…

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Could Religion Survive Proof of Extraterrestrial Intelligence?

The Williamson Commentary

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The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

~ Psalms 19:1

If indisputable evidence were discovered that there is intelligent life somewhere else in the universe, how would that affect all the major world religions?  That’s the subject of a new book by David Weintraub, called Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?

I haven’t read Weintraub’s book, having just found out about it a couple of days ago in a Boston Globe article by Chris Wright.  Neither Weintraub’s book nor this article have to do with UFO sightings; while there are many people who claim to have seen a UFO, or flying saucer, to date there has been no evidence that could be substantiated to bear out any of their claims, so I’ll leave that subject to those with an interest in such things.  No, what I’m referring to is serious science…

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Something All States Need to do-Establish a Constitutional Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife

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Establish a Constitutional Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife

Today at the State Capitol in Jackson, the Mississippi Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, led by House Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks Committee Chairman, Scott Bounds (R-Philadelphia) hosted a press conference to urge support for passage of NRA-backed Amendment 1 on November 4 — a state constitutional amendment establishing an individual right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/10/mississippi-nra-ila-and-state-legislative-leaders-urge-passage-of-amendment-1-on-november-4-to-establish-a-constitutional-right-to-hunt-fish-and-harvest-wildlife.aspx

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KRNV: Attorney General’s race starts negative and will end negative

Reno, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV)– The ads are vicious. One from Republican Adam Laxalt said, “A watchdog even found Nevada was vulnerable to corruption under Miller.” Another ad from Democrat Ross Miller said, “Adam Laxalt’s own firm called him a ‘train wreck’ saying he lacks basic legal skills.”

See video here: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/Negative-to-the-last-drop/N7Kxj1oE2U285EewxGLIuA.cspx

If you listen to the ads, Laxalt is accused of being professionally unfit while Miller is being blasted for accepting tens of thousands in gifts. Political experts note this campaign started off negative from the very beginning. Truckee Meadows Community College Dean and political science professor Fred Lokken said, “It started on the Republican side in this race, not directly from the Laxalt campaign, but clearly from dollars most likely outside the state of Nevada.”

Miller is quick to point out the attacks started even before Laxalt was a declared candidate. He said, “They started attacking me 16 months ago, these out of state groups, you know. I don’t think I anticipated this long of an attack campaign lasting sixteen months.”

But Miller admits his side too has gone negative.It’s a fact that has not gone unnoticed by Laxalt. Laxalt said, “To be honest, before I got in this race, I was warned that the Miller machine would stop at nothing to win this race.”

Lokken notes the position of Attorney General is powerful one that is politically strategic for either party looking to groom a candidate for higher office. Lokken said, “It is probably seen as the most high of the constitutional offices, which really makes it the prize.It is staging for a stronger career and it gives an appearance of an heir apparancy, that sort of thing.” Miller agrees with that assessment adding, “I can’t speculate why those out-of-state groups have come in to try and attack me but its been made clear by even Dick Cheney who said several months ago, this is the most important state race in the country.”

Both Miller and Laxalt come from politically powerful families in Nevada. Miller is the son of former Governor Bob Miller. Laxalt is the grandson of former Senator Paul Laxalt. Miller said, “I come from a political family and so the negative stuff is part of the territory. I know how it works.” Laxalt, on the other hand, characterizes himself as a political newcomer. Lokken believes it is these family connections, providing voters with familiar names, that have allowed both candidates to receive contributions outside of the state. He said this race took on a very different tone once two known names entered the fray adding, “The cake walk was literally supposed to be for Ross Miller. The dramatic change was the introduction of someone who had name power that literally had that identification voters will remember.”

Lokken notes while you may not like negative campaigns, they’re not going away. He said, “They do it because it works and they will continue to do it until it doesn’t work. The voters have all the power in this. Unless they punish candidates that choose to engage in negative campaigning, the politicians will continue to do it.”

“We’ll tell you how dangerous Ebola is after the election!”

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I’m not fond of Ann Coulter, conservative or not. That’s not to say she isn’t very, very smart.

Quotes from her articleWE’LL TELL YOU HOW DANGEROUS EBOLA IS AFTER THE ELECTION

Why, precisely, must we attack Ebola in Africa? Research on a cure doesn’t require cuddling victims in their huts. Scientists who discovered the AIDS cocktail didn’t spend their nights at Studio 54 in order to “fight the disease at its source.

Until there’s a treatment, we can’t put out the disease there, or here. The only thing Americans will be doing in Liberia is changing the bedpans of victims, getting infected and bringing Ebola back to America. When there’s a vaccine, we can mail it.

Naturally, Obama is sending troops from the 101st Airborne, the pride of our Army, to Liberia. Their general should resign in protest.

But never fear “folks” – Mighty Mouse is on…

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The Making of a Pandemic False Flag

By the Blood of the Lamb

While the CDC and our president misjudge and bobble the current outbreak situation in America like the beginning of a bad zombie movie, evidence shows that somebody certainly has been preparing for this for a while.
At the federal level their intentions are to let the situation spiral out of control until chaos ensues and they can step in with the solution. The solution, of course, will be martial law and mandatory vaccinations. At the state and local levels we are truly caught with our pants down, with no possible way to isolate and contain the virus. Each state is looking to the federal government for leadership and answers. Take a look at the following links, which are only a few small pieces of the puzzle that’s coming together.

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Letters to cemeteries (2007):
http://www.infowars.com/images/NY%20Cemeteries%20survey.pdf

DMORT: Mobile Mortuary Response System Activation and Pandemic Flu Drills
http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/10/dmort-mobile-mortuary-response-system.html?m=1

FEMA Seeking Contractors Who…

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RFID Chip Now Being Issued In Hanna, Wyoming As Part Of New “Obamacare” Plan

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An example of the early onset of human tracking is already beginning to occur in the United States as noted in the following article posted by the National Report: The “Obamacare” RFID chips are currently being given a test run on the proud & patriotic citizens of Hanna, Wyoming. Over the last 2 weeks a special piece of legislation has been passed making it mandatory for any1 who receives welfare or any other form of government assistance to be implanted w/these new identification chips. Even select government employees & officials have been ordered to receive the sub-dermal device, which is typically implanted in the fatty tissue of the individual’s buttock. Police officers, military, even garbage men will all be required to have the RFID chip by the end of next month or face termination from their jobs.

Tammy Josephine Laurence, a single mother of three who is currently accepting housing…

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Martial law shakes hands with the US vaccine program

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The relevance to the “current Ebola crisis” should be obvious, especially since it seems that every pharmaceutical company now working overtime on Ebola drugs and vaccines is receiving funding from the Pentagon.

by Jon Rappoport

 

healthI wrote this one in 2012. The relevance to the “current Ebola crisis” should be obvious, especially since it seems that every pharmaceutical company now working overtime on Ebola drugs and vaccines is receiving funding from the Pentagon.

Who knew the Pentagon had muscled into the US vaccine program?

 

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has been doing research on vaccine production. They’ve found a way to produce flu vaccines a lot faster than Big Pharma. DARPA Effort Speeds Biothreat Response (Nov. 2, 2010, by Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service)

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=61520

DARPA’s Blue Angel – Pentagon prepares millions of vaccines against future global…

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Video About Ebola and its Purpose as Mark Of The Beast

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Yes, you heard it correctly – Ebola was created in a lab in order to enforce the marking of the beast.  You will be marked.  You cannot sell or buy.  But you don’t have to accept the mark.  Be creative and get off the grid.

If I didn’t love you I wouldn’t do this.  This is for your own good.  You will thank me later.  I tried to hold my silence, but innocent people are dying.  And privacy is going out the window.  What’s with the mass graves…That was a rhetorical question to make you think.

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What martial law will be like in the USA

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The Three Stages of US Martial Law: “What Will It Be Like?”
11 Oct 2013, SHTFplan.com, The following article was contributed by Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show via SteveQuayle.com.
Pasted from: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-three-stages-of-us-martial-law-what-will-it-be-like_10112013

If you’ve ever wondered what Martial Law in America may look like, then this detailed report will be an eye opener. It explores the ramifications of our current economic and political climate, motivating factors that necessitate a lock-down of America by The-Powers-That-Be, the signs to look for before it happens, implementation, and your life once troops have been deployed. 

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America has gone from being annoyed with their government to the point of resisting their government. In my previous article, I have detailed how state governors, veterans, truckers and just average everyday citizens are resisting the tyrannical and egregious abrogation’s of the United States Constitution. The police state crackdown mechanisms are in place which are designed to…

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Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law

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by Brandon Smith

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One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on the rest of society, right? One out of control (or “lone wolf”) citizen/terrorist could reignite a biological firestorm, so, should we not turn to government and forgo certain freedoms in order to achieve the greater good for the greater number?

If the government in question was a proven and honorable institution, then…

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Experts have brought to the public’s attention that ebola is a genetically modified organism developed in US biowarfare laboratories in Africa.

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Ebola: GMO Biological Weapon By US GovernmentIs The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time?

Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE: As I read this notice from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the US National Institutes of Health, the US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting ebola tests on humans. http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02041715

This is official confirmation of Dr. Boyle and Dr. Broderick’s reports that the US government has conducted ebola experiments. Perhaps the vaccine was not effective, and those on whom the experiment was conducted came down with ebola and perhaps also employees in the US bio-warfare laboratories located in Africa where the experiment was conducted.

It appears that the test consists of giving an ebola vaccine and then exposing the unaware person to ebola, apparently an engineered version for bio-warfare. Whatever the tests are, it is clear that Boyle and Broderick in their articles below are correct that experimentation with ebola by the US government is…

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CDC Mandate Forces Vaccinations or Be…the Answer Will Floor You! Plus if Ebola Spreads Unvaccinated Children Will be Kicked out of School – They’ve Done it Before and They’ll Do it Again…Here’s Your Proof!

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It all begin in 1905 when the Jacobson case went to court against the state of Massachusetts. This was a public health law case where the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling to upheld the right of the state to force vaccination. The court declared that smallpox was a reasonable threat and that police power of the state could be used to protect the public health and safety of others.  (197 U.S. at 25, 25 S.Ct. at 361).

Despite Massachusetts enacted statute that authorized local boards of health to require vaccinations, Jacobson challenged his conviction and refused to be vaccinated against smallpox as required by regulations of the Cambridge Board of Health. The court rejected the idea of an exemption based on personal choice and as a result declared, “The liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States to every person within its jurisdiction does not…

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Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food

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I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. There is, however, a growing body of scientific research – done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats.I don’t know if I was passionate about it but I was knowledgeable. I defended the side of technological advance, of science and progress.

I have in the last 10 years changed my position. I started paying attention to the flow of published studies coming from Europe, some from prestigious labs and published in prestigious scientific journals, that questioned the impact and safety of engineered food.

I refute the claims…

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October is GMO Awareness Month

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This month is almost over and I have not written about GMOs (genetically modified foods) yet. Shame on me! I am a huge opponent of anyone messing with our food supply, especially when they influence our politicians to get their way… meaning “making sure they make billions of dollars and do not have to tell consumers what they are doing.” Can you say deceptive advertising? How about unethical?  Hopefully, most of you know about them, but in case you don’t…

What are GMOs? To answer that question I will let Monsanto tell you in their own words. I swiped this directly off Monsanto’s website: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) – Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs. In general, genes are taken (copied) from one organism that shows a desired trait and transferred into the genetic code of another organism.

Who and…

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‘No Refusal’ Police Blood Test Checkpoint Protested by Concerned Citizens

BLOGGIN' BAD w/ Gunny G! ~ Hey, WHAT BECAME OF THAT "NO MORE PC" THING?????? ~ AMERICA CAN NEVER BE REALLY GREAT AGAIN UNTIL THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF OBAMA "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS" IS OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY WIPED CLEAN!~ AINO: AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY!

‘No Refusal’ Police Blood Test Checkpoint Protested by Concerned Citizens

Counter Current News ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Jackson MarcianaPosted on 10/27/2014, 1:02:35 PM by relicteleThe Springfield Police Department, along with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol were in for a big surprise last night when members of a local “Cop Block” chapter turned up to warn drivers about the disturbing “sobriety” checkpoint that was set up.

The Clark County OVI Task Force said that their sobriety checkpoint was a “no refusal” inspection of drivers, to “make sure no one’s out drinking and driving,” an officer with the Springfield Police told us.

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The checkpoint was conducted at State Route 40 and State Route 68 in Clark County and began at 8:00 p.m

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At this “no refusal” checkpoint, every car was checked, regardless of the absence of…

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Top 5 Best Casino of the World 2014

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The Venetian Macao, Macau

1st place goes to The Venetian Macao, an amenity casino beautiful Macau, China. Gambler’s most favorite casino in whole world. There is everything for everyone, even if you are not big fan of casino this casino will make you feel amazing. Approximately its 546,000 sq. feet boasts four themed gaming rooms, hotel suites, and a large entertainment complex making it a glamorous experience.

Bellaggio

2nd in the list is The Bellaggio casino opened its doors for the world’s best casino lovers in Las Vegas in 1998. World’s well renowned casino expert Steve Wynn designed it, at a cost of round 88 million dollars. The grand complex have a lot to offer, in terms of its water fountains, exclusive fashion stores, galleries and multiple casinos. Ocean’s eleven the famous Hollywood movie also filmed here.

Bellaggio have more than 200 casino tables, more than 2000 slot machines…

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Belfast to explore Casino gaming

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Casino gaming can rightfully be called one of the most lucrative entertainment industries on the planet. Yet, it remains banned in Northern Ireland and many other countries and regions across the western world. However, gambling is so widespread and constant that many governments who once banned it completely have grown more flexible in recent years—and Northern Ireland may soon join the club, beginning in Belfast.

According to a recent article from the Belfast Telegraph (read the article), The Rank Group—a major entertainment company—is currently working on a proposal that would land a casino in Belfast. The exact intended location of the casino is still up for debate, but the article notes that the building would include bars, restaurants, a bowling alley, an art house cinema, and a stage theatre in addition to the traditional gaming tables and casino elements. Rank is promising the creation of at least 250…

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WHY PEOPLE AREN’T BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS

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It’s more than just the lottery companies who care about lottery sales. State governments rely on that revenue and, to keep customers engaged, they’re trying to making lottery exciting again!


[Business ★★]Why People Aren’t Buying Lottery Tickets

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(P1) Lottery sales have gone flat in several states, but not necessarily as a result of gamblerswaking up to the fact that the house always wins.

(P2) Are people who had been accustomed to dropping a few bucks here and there on state lottery games experiencing “jackpotfatigue”? It sure looks that way, according to Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, who at a recent meeting noted an astonishing 41% dropoff in Powerball sales in the state last month, compared with September 2013. Paraphrasing Martino, the Baltimore Sun reported that “players may be becoming numb to soaring prize numbers,” and so they’re not buying…

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BREAKING: DOD Orders Off-Duty Troops To Hide Their Military Identity In Public

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Written by Donald Joy on October 30, 2014

Unbelievable. Our military has to hide that they’re in the military on our own soil? Isn’t that giving terrorists the upper hand? Howzabout we put these Muslim stooges in internment camps instead? Check this out…

Through our confidential contacts in U.S. Military Special Operations, ClashDaily.com has been provided a copy of an unclassified Department of Defense directive, USNORTHCOM Force Directive 1-295, which essentially orders our troops into hiding here in their own sovereign territory and in Canada, whenever they leave their duty stations.

The directive, issued a week ago in close coordination with our Canadian allies, describes in detail the recent deadly sequence of Islamic jihad attacks on Canadian military members in Ottawa and near Montreal. It also describes the ongoing threats announced by ISIS, commanding their jihadi sleepers and “lone wolves” to murder any and all Americans possible (especially military members…

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FEMA Camp Mass Incarceration Is A Goal of the Ebola Crisis

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Source: The Common Sense Show, by Dave Hodges

For a number of years, the topic of FEMA Camps (i.e. American concentration camps) have been rumored to exist. Jesse Ventura, on his show, Conspiracy Theory, revealed to the public the existence of FEMA Camps in such a dramatic fashion that the episode has been banned from public viewing.

Through the years, there has been much speculation about the existence of FEMA Camps and their true purpose. Recent events surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, is making it clear that the camps, as well as other co-opted public facilities (e.g. stadiums, malls, etc.) will be used to enforce medical martial law for both the sick as well as anyone else who the government determines is a (health) risk to the well-being of the public. Am I saying that the camps will be used to house political dissidents. This is undeniably true. This article…

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