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Cody Wilson Responds To Congress Shutting Down Website With 3D Printer Gun Designs
Chicago, the Windy City, now has some new turbulence blowing through town. It seems that the Cook County Medical Examiner has started posting photos of unclaimed dead bodies on it’s official web site.
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -
For the first time, the Cook County medical examiner’s office has posted photos of unclaimed bodies on their website in an effort to help identify them.
The program is generating some controversy because of the graphic images, but for the sake of people missing loved ones, this is a decision where the medical examiner believes the ends justify the means.
By Paul Joseph Watson
Federal agency removes web page admitting filming is not prohibited
The TSA has reacted to a national campaign encouraging people to opt out and film TSA procedures by removing a page on its website which admitted that recording security checkpoints is not prohibited.
The previous version of the TSA website (screenshot above) contained a page entitled “Taking Pictures at the Checkpoint,” which stated, “TSA does not prohibit the public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping or filming at security checkpoints, as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down.” Google’s cache of the old web page can still be viewed here.
Attempting to visit the URL now leads to a 404 page. The TSA’s admission that filming at TSA checkpoints is not prohibited has been deleted.
Like most of you I have received numerous emails and read various posts regarding the internet dooms day that is about to befall us on Monday. Thoughts take me back to the false fear regarding Y2K. That was when the internet, as we knew it, would crash and burn to the ground. People asked for my input the impact regarding this horrid threat and I told them what my true belief was. I said some stop light in a small town in Nebraska might be dysfunctional but good luck connecting the dots.
In my opinion the fear was created for a purpose, and that purpose created a very large cash flow going to the IT community to fix a problem that did not exist, driven by fear not fact, and that fear cost companies millions of dollars to address, imagine that, lol.
Again, let’s play the fear card, as it has proven so successful in the past but let us take that previous experience as use it for different ulterior motives. I could talk about the data mining but will leave that alone for now.
By Agence France-Presse
Greeks fed up with stories of austerity and gloom can now turn to a new website aptly named Everything is OK (ola kala, OK in Greek) which aims to bring only happy news stories to the population.
Describing itself as an “online health wellbeing portal”, the site www.olakala.gr tells users: “If you want to change your life, come with us.”
Weary Greeks can now seek solace online to learn how to meditate, find out how Germany has made the most of austerity measures and search for jobs and the “solutions to (your) problems” that the site proposes.
Amid the European debt crisis, Greece has been saturated with coverage of spiralling public debt and a possible exit from the eurozone.
Greeks are living under a tough series of austerity measures imposed in return for hefty EU-IMF bailouts in 2010 and 2011.
USA Today Website – Politics Page has ALL the Presidential Candidates in the Race…. Except ONE Candidate is not listed at all… Guess who that is.
The MSM is really starting to Pi** me off!
Now, take a look at USA Today’s Political page of Candidates in the Presidential Race, they have them all listed except for one.
I know, you will just never guess who that one person is that does not exist it seems.
Seriously?! Do they really think people are going to believe Ron Paul never existed? Do they really think that people are going to just forget about Ron Paul?
The biggest problem is… most people read MSM sh** and watch their Fake/distraction news, instead of informing themselves with truth on the internet alternative real news sites.
But they are getting more and more ridiculous as time goes by. Does it mean they are scared? Does this mean that Ron Paul has made huge inroads into their puppet campaigns and puppet candidates, except for Ron Paul?
Are more people actually voting for Ron Paul – but through all the voting fraud they commit they are changing the votes?
But Seriously … MSM … You are really starting to Pi** the people off by completely acting like Ron Paul doesn’t exist and that he has no people voting for him.
You see…. People want Freedom! People want our Liberties Back! People Want a Real Government “For the People and By the People!” People want our Constitution back, of which the country was founded! People want to audit the Fed and get rid of them! People want real justice! People want elected officials that actually think of them and are not just puppets for corporations and banks! People want Truth!
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EDIT TO ADD:
I talked to the 800 number person – they said they have had lots of calls – BUT she would not say that they would correct the page and add Ron Paul.
I asked her “Oh, you will keep wrong information on you page which is a misleading to people and you are saying the company is not going to commit to correcting it?” I also told her I have the info up on how to call them on my blog and will keep encouraging people to call.
I laughed at her and the company and said “I find it amazing that you know Ron Paul is a candidate but you are ignoring him! I let her know totally what I thought.
What is good is they are getting a TON of Calls!
Submitted by Michael Nystrom
I have been putting this off as long as possible (as usual) because I hate asking for money. But the situation is becoming dire. Keeping our beloved Daily Paul on the air and running smoothly is no small endeavor of both time and money.
From its humble beginnings as the first website to support Ron Paul for president in January of 2007, the Daily Paul has grown into one of the top websites in the world, and the top Liberty website in our movement. The Daily Paul sports a global Alexa ranking inside of 4,500, and a U.S. ranking under 1,500 (i.e. it is one of the top 1,500 websites in all of the U.S.)
These incredible numbers are thanks entirely to our community and our commitment. It is all of us, individually and collectively who make the Daily Paul the powerful force that it is. But at the same time, the 50,000 users, 220,000 posts, 2.2 million comments, and countless daily trolls, spammers, and emails must be managed, not to mention legal issues, accounting issues, technology issues, keeping the software updated, while continually adding new features to the site. All of that – that is my job.
Thankfully I have a small but dedicated team that helps keeps it all going. Even working full time, there is no way I could do it alone.
And yet, keeping the website funded remains elusive. We operate on a razor thin margin. In the 2007/08 cycle, traffic dropped off a cliff after Super Tuesday, and revenue sank with it. If the same thing happens this year, we’re in big trouble.
So if you value this website and and this community and the work that we do, please help us continue operations at least through the GOP convention. Here is how you can help:
- If you are a regular user of the Daily Paul, I invite you to become a premium subscriber with a monthly donation of $10 or more. Premium subscribers surf the site ad free (more on ads below), and can be identified because an avatar in their comments. More benefits for premium users are on the way.
- Make a one time donation via the chip-in to the left. We are looking to raise $20,000 to ensure the site’s viability over the next five months, until the GOP convention in Tampa in late August. Ron Paul has vowed to stay in the race all the way, and this is our intention as well.
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I don’t ever want the Daily Paul to go away, and I believe in finishing what I started. As long as Ron Paul stays in the race, the Daily Paul will be here. But going forward, it is imperative that we transform the site to ensure that it remains a permanent fixture and a powerful voice in the Liberty community. In order to do that, we need a solid financial footing.
Advertising and the Daily Paul
Have you noticed how annoyingly aggressive advertising has become on sites around the internet? What we see elsewhere, and what you will never see on the Daily Paul are:
- Pop-up ads
- Pop-under ads
- Splash screen intro ads (you can skip this ad in 30 seconds…)
- Keyword ads that highlight words with text, and give you a pop up when you roll over them
- Screen take over ads
- Video ads that start playing automatically
I am personally highly annoyed by such tactics. But why is online advertising becoming so aggressive? Because it is notoriously difficult to make money via online ads. Yes, the Daily Paul is covered in ads, including Google ads for Mitt Romney and the like. I get complaints about this, but it is all I can do to try to squeeze blood out of this turnip. I’m not happy about it, but at the same time, I doubt a Ron Paul supporter will be converted by a banner ad.
You will never see the aggressive ad tactics listed above used on the Daily Paul. Such tactics show blatant disrespect to the reader, ultimately detract from the purpose of the website, which is spreading the message of Liberty as far and wide as possible.
If you have not done so already, please become a premium subscriber, or make a donation to the Daily Paul.
Keeper of the Resource
By James Corbett
29 January, 2012
When legislators in the US abandoned their support of SOPA and PIPA in the wake of mass popular protest earlier this month, many of those who had been mobilized by the legislation–which would have granted the US government almost total power to block access to foreign websites accused of so much as linking to copyrighted material–did not have long to enjoy their “victory.” The very next day the New Zealand police swooped in to the million-dollar estate of MegaUpload.com founder Kim Dotcom, arresting him and three others at the US government’s request for alleged racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering. The Department of Justice is now seeking the MegaUpload CEO’s extradition to the US.
Some amongst those who had been campaigning against SOPA and PIPA did not know that the US government already had the authority to shut down entire websites and in fact has exercised that authority on numerous occasions. What many are now learning is that, far from some potential future threat, internet censorship already exists in a variety of legislation that is already on the books in the United States and in nations around the world.
Although most commonly associated with China, which has implemented strict internet filters that prevent its citizens from finding politically sensitive material, various internet censorship programs have already been implemented by countries around the globe.
In 2010, Japan passed amendments to its copyright law making it illegal to download copyrighted material. The move has yet to curtail file-sharing in the country, so the Japanese government recently announced that they are going to begin putting fake copies of popular tv dramas on file-sharing websites that, when opened, remind users that it is illegal to download such material.
In July of 2010, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized the domains of 8 websites that it accused of hosting illegal copies of copyrighted material as part of an investigation dubbed Operation In Our Sites. The seizures came before any trial took place, and six of the websites did not actually host any of the copyrighted material in question, only linking to it. That November, ICE acted once again, this time seizing 82 domains. In December of 2011, over one year later, the agency returned one of the domains, Dajaz1.com, to its owner, after admitting that it had not in fact breached any laws.
In May of last year, the US Justice Department began seeking the extradition of one of the website’s operators, Richard O’Dwyer, from the UK. O’Dwyer is a British citizen who established TVShack.net in December of 2007. The DOJ is hoping to bring O’Dwyer to the US under the Extradition Act of 2003 to face charges of copyright infringement in the Southern District of New York.
Late last year, a number of nations signed a new global copyright agreement known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA. Signatories include the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and, as of this past week, 22 member states of the European Union.
Purported to be a treaty against counterfeit goods, generic drugs and copyright, it threatens to fundamentally alter the internet as it has so far existed.
When the Polish government announced its intention to sign earlier this month, protests sprang up around the country.
It seems despite the intentional lack of main stream media coverage following Ron Paul’s historic finish in the Ames, IA straw poll the message and movement keep gaining momentum, which seems to be the inspiration to stop the freedom movement via a cyberattack on the ronpaul2012 web site last night.
As I reported last night “Ron Paul 2012 site oops or hack?”, the site was interrupted close to the end of the birthday moneybomb set to celebrate Ron Paul’s birthday. The tally of donations was around $1.49 million when the attack took place, of which the site has been fully restored and operating as designed.
The cyberattack has been confirmed by John Tate, RonPaul2012 Campaign Manager. Below is a quote John’s message sent shortly after midnight.
To further show the establishment that we’re more determined than ever to win this race, we’re also extending the goal to $1.75 million!
If you are having trouble donating, please try again tomorrow. Let me assure you that your data is safe.