A police officer was shot and killed in western Oregon when he attempted to serve a warrant on a male suspect on Friday, local media and police said.
The officer was shot in the downtown area of the city of Seaside at about 9:30 p.m. local time, his force said. Continue reading
Medium – by Nafeez Ahmed
The US Department of Defense (DoD) wants contractors to mine your social media posts to develop new ways for the US government to infer what you’re really thinking and feeling — and to predict what you’ll do next.
Pentagon documents released over the last few months identify ongoing classified research in this area that the federal government plans to expand, by investing millions more dollars.
Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins
The Florida House passed legislation allowing concealed carry permit holders to openly carry and to carry their guns on college campuses for self-defense.
The legislation is contained in two separate bills, and Democrats opposed them both. Continue reading
So why are the Russians in the United States mining our uranium to sell to China?
WSWS – by Bill Van Auken
Presenting a preview of the Pentagon’s $583 billion budget, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stressed that the US military is shifting its focus toward war against both Russia and China even as it escalates ongoing interventions in the Middle East. Continue reading
Six companies, including the world’s second-biggest iron ore exporter, have all given up their membership of the London Metal Exchange, the metals bourse said Friday.
Anglo-Australian mining powerhouse Rio Tinto Ltd. resigned as a category five member of the LME effective immediately. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 (Reuters) – A Southern California doctor was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on Friday for over-prescribing drugs that caused the fatal overdose of three patients in a murder case capped by the first conviction of its kind in the United States.
The case against Dr. Hsiu Ying “Lisa” Tseng, 46, comes amid what public health officials describe as a national epidemic of drug abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the trend is fueling nearly 17,000 overdose deaths annually, as well as a rise in heroin addiction. Continue reading
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
Want to deposit cash at JPMorgan Chase? Then prepare to be treated if not like a criminal, then certainly a suspect of a very serious crime. The charge: being in possession of that “barbarous relic” known as cash. Continue reading
Off the Grid News – by Extreme Survival
When it comes to expediency, a tarpaulin is one item that can easily top a survivalist’s list of must-haves. Tarpaulins have so many practical uses, there’s probably no limit to the number of ways it can be used in off-grid living.
Tarps come in different types depending on their thickness, durability and material. There are cloth tarps, canvas, vinyl, polyester, mesh, and the most modern type — the polyethylene or “poly tarps”. Continue reading
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside. Firefighters rushed to pull out survivors.
Firefighters scrambled to the site with ladders, cranes and other equipment and pulled survivors from the building in the southern city of Tainan, footage from local TV broadcasters showed. It was unclear how many people were trapped inside. Some reports said dozens or scores of people might have been in the building at the time of the collapse. Continue reading
The Daily Sheeple – by Melissa Dykes
Britain has been negotiating a plan with the United States which would allow the UK to directly serve wiretap warrants on American communications companies for national security and criminal proceedings. Continue reading
The Daily Sheeple – by Melissa Dykes
It’s all happening so fast, it’s hard to keep up with all the b.s. coming out of the president and his White House in his last year.
In case you missed it, Obama just proposed raising the gas tax to what would amount to 136%. Continue reading
AllGov – by Nomaan Merchant
DALLAS (AP) — Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed “Mr. T.”
Crystal City’s mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney’s office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. Continue reading
The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.
Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company, according to a statement Friday. The deal values the Chicago Stock Exchange at less than $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked to not be identified because the terms weren’t disclosed publicly. The exchange expects the deal to close in the second half of the year, though that will require regulatory approval. Continue reading
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Archive: TWFTT 2-5-16
Reason – by Jesse Walker
Funeral services will be held today in Kanab, Utah, for LaVoy Finicum, the rancher killed last month during the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. In a bulletin distributed this week to cops across the region, the Utah Statewide Information and Analysis Center—one of the dozens of intelligence-sharing “fusion centers” around the country that get funds from the Department of Homeland Security—warns that “extremists may utilize such a high profile funeral for media attention or to further ideological beliefs.” Although “no credible threats to law enforcement are present at this time,” the authors still think police should be wary: “Caravans of individuals traveling to the funeral services may be comprised of one or more armed extremists. Law enforcement should remain vigilant and aware that confrontation with these potentially volatile persons, may include more than one individual. These individuals may adhere to a sovereign citizen ideology, and may not recognize law enforcement as a legitimate authority.” Continue reading
Yesterday it was 53 degrees and beautiful, not a spot of snow. Here it is today, 29 degrees, feels like 20, with 92% humidity. The old saying here in New England is, if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute. Haha! Continue reading
KANAB, Utah — The funeral for the Arizona rancher killed by law enforcement during the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge was expected to draw supporters Friday from around the West to a small Utah town.
Authorities shot Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, 54, during a Jan. 26 traffic stop after they say he reached for a gun in his jacket pocket. His supporters called it an ambush after Finicum and others took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and demanded the federal government relinquish public lands to local control. Continue reading