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The National Endowment for Democracy: Not National and Not for Democracy

In ages past, organized religion would often take systems of legitimate philosophy and spirituality, and transform them into a means of organizing the masses for the benefit of an elite few, often those heading empires, kingdoms, or nation-states. More recently, patriotism and now the notion of "democracy" have been used successfully by similar cadres of special interests to conceal their self-serving agendas behind notions likely to recruit support from large segments of a population that would otherwise be disinterested.

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Brexistential Bloodbath - Dow Crashes 600 Points As Vol Explodes

Well they did it... and no one expected it...

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Scotland Seeks Independence Again After U.K. 'Brexit' Vote

Scotland's government began moves Friday to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote, saying it faced being taken out of the European Union against its will. First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said officials would plan for a "highly likely" vote on separation from the rest of the U.K.

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LAPD Arrest 81-Year-Old Over For Speaking ‘Off-Topic’ At Public Forum

Los Angeles, CA — The caption on a video posted by Pete White of the Los Angeles Community Action Network read: “Arresting Free Speech…what are they hiding?"

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FBI Just Created and Foiled their Own Terrorist Plot to Demonize Those Who Question Government

The FBI once again appears to have averted a terrorist plot of its own manufacture by arresting 57-year-old William Keebler, a man from Stockton, Utah described in press accounts as a militia organizer exhibiting an “extreme hatred” for the federal government.

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Tying Rights To Useless 'Terrorist Watchlists' Is A Terrible Idea

No matter how you may feel about the Second Amendment or firearms themselves, there's no way you can feel comfortable with access to Constitutional rights being predicated on something as worthless as the government's ever-expanding "you might be a terrorist" lists.

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FBI and Cleveland Cops Visiting Activists Before the RNC in a Glaring Case of Intimidation

Cleveland Cops and FBI agents are knocking on the doors of known activists throughout the city in a glaring case of police intimidation ahead of RNC.

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Marshals: Innocent People Placed On 'Watch List' To Meet Quota

You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they're reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it.

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Orlando shooter researched anti-psychotic drugs before attack, worried he'd "slipped into psychosis"

On the morning before the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, shooter Omar Mateen drastically altered his appearance, shaving his head and face, and seemed agitated and surly, said an acquaintance who saw him that day.

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They Are Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks In Venezuela

We are watching what happens when the economy of a developed nation totally implodes.

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BREXIT – The New Modern-Nationalism is Global Governance

It comes as little surprise that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The economic and geopolitical shifts taking place throughout the international order are aligned with a resurgence of modern-nationalism. The expansion of powers related to both China and Russia as members of the BRICS group is ensuring a socioeconomic and geopolitical realignment of the Eurasian continent.

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French Cops Claim They’re Too Tired To Keep Policing Massive Protests

Months of mass demonstrations and violence linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament have left French police begging for mercy. A heated combination of protests against controversial changes to France’s employment laws and outbreaks of violence by Russian and British football fans has taken its toll, leading a union leader to beg for a reprieve for French law enforcement.

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Calls For Texas Independence Surge In Wake Of Brexit Vote

After residents of the UK voted today to leave the European Union, the movement for an independent Texas may be gaining serious momentum, with thousands online calling for a “Texit.”

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Explained: How The UK Could Be Forced To Remain In The EU After A Brexit Win

If Britain votes to leave the EU on Thursday, it’ll be final. Irreversible. Irrevocable. No appeals. No second chances. “Out is out,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters Wednesday. “You can’t jump out of the airplane and then clamber back into the cockpit,” is how British Prime Minister David Cameron put it in a radio interview a few hours earlier.

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Brexit Infects Global Markets as Unprecedented Moves Accumulate

The pound plunged by a record and the euro slid by the most since it was introduced in 1999 as the BBC projected a victory for the "Leave" campaign with most votes counted in Britain’s referendum on membership of the European Union. South Africa’s rand led slides among the currencies of commodity-exporting nations as oil sank to about $47 a barrel and industrial metals slumped. The yen surged and gold soared with U.S. Treasuries as investors piled into haven assets. Futures on the FTSE 100 Index plunged with S&P 500 Index contracts as Asian stocks dropped by the most in 10 months.

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Pound surges to 2016 high as Britons start voting in EU referendum

The British pound rallied on Thursday, climbing to its highest level this year as voting begins in the historic referendum on the UK’s future membership of the European Union. Polling stations opened at 06:00 GMT and will close at 21:00 GMT. The British currency advanced almost 1.5 percent to over $1.49 against the US dollar by 10:48 GMT during trading in London.

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Study Shows Police Crime is Rampant — 3 Cops Arrested a Day, Over 1,100 Every Year

… our data directly contradicts some of the prevailing assumptions and the proposition that only a small group of rotten apples perpetrate the vast majority of police crime.” A new study tracking criminal activity perpetrated by police found, on average, three law enforcement officers are arrested each day — around 1,100 cops every year — and, more pointedly, this is not the case of a few rotten apples. “The most common crimes were simple assault, drunken driving and aggravated assault, and significant numbers of sex crimes were also found. About 72 percent of officers charged are convicted, more than 40 percent of the crimes are committed on duty, and nearly 95 percent of the officers charged are men,” the Washington Post summarized.

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There Are Now More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines

There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report. Open the Books, a taxpayer watchdog group, released a study Wednesday that finds domestic government agencies continue to grow their stockpiles of military-style weapons, as Democrats sat on the House floor calling for more restrictions on what guns American citizens can buy. The “Militarization of America” report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage.

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Moscow Building Spy Site in Nicaragua

The Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow’s efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere. The signals intelligence site is part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 T-72 Russian tanks, said defense officials familiar with reports of the arrangement.

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Nearly half of Brexit supporters think the referendum is rigged

British citizens will vote on the question, "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?" Here's a briefer on each side of the debate. Nearly half of Brexit supporters believe this week's referendum will be rigged, while almost a third think Britain's security service is conspiring to avoid the U.K. leaving Europe, new polls show.

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