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Arizona town’s new license plate readers aim to reduce already-rare burglaries

By Charles | May 14, 2015

Burglaries in Paradise Valley, Arizona, fell from 195 in 2011 to 55 in 2014. At a cost of $20,000 per license plate reader, 15 going up to start, and 55 total burglaries… … Continue reading Arizona town’s new license plate readers aim to reduce already-rare burglaries

How the DEA took a young man’s life savings without a charge

By Charles | May 13, 2015

“The money is presumed to be guilty,” an agent explained. Disturbing trend.. If you have some cash on you it MUST be drug money. “We’ll take that, thank you” Source: How the … Continue reading How the DEA took a young man’s life savings without a charge

Modern Monetary Theory is an unconventional take on economic strategy

By Charles | May 12, 2015

But if Galbraith stood out on the panel, it was because of his offbeat message. Most viewed the budget surplus as opportune: a chance to pay down the national debt, cut taxes, … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory is an unconventional take on economic strategy

Verizon buys AOL with 80% of its revenue from forgotten dialup accounts

By Charles | May 12, 2015

Verizon is buying AOL. I wonder if they’ll still charge old people $22/mo for their forgotten dial-up accounts – which account for pretty much all of AOL’s revenue. Source: AOL still has … Continue reading Verizon buys AOL with 80% of its revenue from forgotten dialup accounts

Snowden vindicated – Can come home now! (Not)

By Charles | May 11, 2015

When the courts ruled NSA domestic spying illegal last week, it was the plain fact of that surveillance that was most important. But it also means that whistleblower Ed Snowden, cast as … Continue reading Snowden vindicated – Can come home now! (Not)

Oh oh, boycott Israel in Canada, go to jail!

By Charles | May 11, 2015

The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel, Neil Macdonald reports. Such a move could target a range of … Continue reading Oh oh, boycott Israel in Canada, go to jail!

Keynes on Economists’ Heads Fuddled with Nonsense

By Charles | April 29, 2015 1

After World War II, government policy was to make sure people had jobs, and it did what it could to make sure that happened. Corporations saw their profits rise and they shared those profits … Continue reading Keynes on Economists’ Heads Fuddled with Nonsense

Household wealth

By Charles | April 28, 2015

How thoroughly did the Great Recession savage middle-class America’s finances? Economist Edward Wolff will tell you. The New York University professor has updated his long-running analysis of wealth in America to include … Continue reading Household wealth

What the NSA can crack and what it can’t

By Charles | April 28, 2015

Australia’s electronic espionage agency is a partner in a massive United States-led assault on internet security and privacy, according to top secret documents disclosed by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The … Continue reading What the NSA can crack and what it can’t

Underground Network

By Charles | April 27, 2015

Thanks for downloading the Underground Network App. Stay tuned as we will be launching with the full version shortly. – The Underground Network Cru Continue reading Underground Network

Michael Hudson – What We’re Becoming

By Charles | April 24, 2015 1

This interview from right after the crash in 2008 can be played today and is not only spot on in every prediction, it sounds exactly like an interview that is taking place … Continue reading Michael Hudson – What We’re Becoming

Barrett Brown – Effectively in jail for linking to something.

By Charles | April 23, 2015

The US Government, who, remember, works for us, spent millions going after this journalist because he linked to files on the web that exposed apparent wrong-doings of OUR government.  They claim he threatened the … Continue reading Barrett Brown – Effectively in jail for linking to something.