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  • 'Big deal - people get pneumonia all the time!' Bill Clinton shrugs off Hillary's diagnosis on 'Th

    09/16/2016 3:43:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9/16/16 | James Wilkinson
    Full title...'Big deal - people get pneumonia all the time!' Bill Clinton shrugs off Hillary's diagnosis on 'The Daily Show' and says he 'didn't worry too much' when he saw her collapse.........................Bill Clinton shrugged off Hillary's pneumonia diagnosis on Thursday night's edition of 'The Daily Show,' adding that her famous collapse didn't 'worry' him. 'Big deal, she had pneumonia - people get get it all the time!' he chuckled to host Trevor Noah, adding that he wasn't afraid when he saw her collapse on Sunday because he knew '90 per cent of the time people are just dehydrated' 'I didn't...
  • LIVE stream: Hillary at CHCI (some Hispanic thing)

    09/15/2016 5:44:59 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 64 replies
    CHCI ^ | September 15 | Me
    Hillary speaking now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6jAVz7_0GM
  • Keppra Side Effects (Anti Seizure)

    More common: Aggressive or angry, anxiety, change in personality, chills, cough or hoarseness, crying, depersonalization, diarrhea, dry mouth, euphoria, fever, general feeling of discomfort or illness, headache, hyperventilation, irregular heartbeats, irritability, joint pain, loss of appetite, lower back or side pain, mental depression, muscle aches and pains, nausea, painful or difficult urination, paranoia, quick to react or overreact emotionally, rapidly changing moods, restlessness, shaking, shivering, shortness of breath, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, sweating, trouble sleeping, unusual tiredness or weakness, vomiting Cough?????
  • Hillary to speak at 3:45

    Hillary 3.45 How long will she last
  • First Read: Clinton Is Back on the Trail — and Not a Moment Too Soon for Dems

    09/15/2016 7:44:43 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    NBC Snooze ^ | 2016-09-15 | CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY and CARRIE DANN
    First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Clinton returns to the trail -- and not a moment too soon for Democrats After missing three days of campaigning and fundraising to recover from pneumonia, Hillary Clinton is back on the trail. And her return is not a moment too soon for Democrats, with Donald Trump continuing to gain ground in the polls -- if not overtaking her in some key battleground states. The latest national polls still show Clinton leading Trump: Quinnipiac...
  • Clinton’s doctor says she’s ‘fit to serve’

    09/14/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 173 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s doctor says she is recovering from her pneumonia and remains “healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.” The statement was part of medical information Clinton’s campaign released Wednesday after her pneumonia diagnosis last week. The campaign says that Clinton’s physician found that the remainder of the Democratic presidential nominee’s complete physical exam was “normal” and she is in “excellent mental condition.” Dr. Lisa Bardack adds that Clinton is “recovering well with antibiotics and rest” after she became overheated, dehydrated and felt dizzy at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday. Clinton’s aides say she’ll return...
  • Clinton campaign released additional health details on candidate

    09/14/2016 2:16:10 PM PDT · by scouter · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/2016 | FoxNews.com
    The Hillary Clinton campaign on Wednesday released what it called a “comprehensive update” on the candidate’s medical information, describing the illness that took her off the trail this week as a mild and non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.
  • Clinton to release medical records Wednesday: report

    09/14/2016 1:38:17 PM PDT · by maggief · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will release her medical records Wednesday afternoon, according to MSNBC. This comes hours after GOP presidential nominee Donald revealed the results of his recent medical exam during a Wednesday taping of “The Dr. Oz Show.” The show will air on Thursday. Clinton, who is still recovering from pneumonia, has said she’ll release a more detailed medical report as Trump continues to question her stamina to serve as president. She plans to return to the campaign trail on Thursday.
  • GOP gains ground on Dems in voter registration in key states (AP)

    09/14/2016 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Ravi · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 9/14/16 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in registering voters in three battleground states and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa — encouraging news for Donald Trump eight weeks before Election Day. Republicans added hundreds of thousands of voters to the rolls since 2012 in states including Florida and Arizona, and narrowed the gap in North Carolina, according to data compiled by The Associated Press. In Iowa, Republicans prevented Democrats from surpassing them, aided by a court ruling upholding a ban on voting by ex-felons, who often register as Democrats. As Election Day approaches, voter registration drives are...
  • Announcing the Hillary Clinton “Power Through” Talking Point Drinking Game

    09/13/2016 8:20:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Word Press ^ | NA | by Scott Creighton
    The election cycle has gotten so out of hand this year, all we can do is collectively ban together and get drunk pretend none of it’s happening. To that end I suggest turning on one of the Hillary Clinton Apologist Networks like CNN or MSNBC and play the “Power Through” Talking Point drinking game. The way it works is this: every time a blank-faced Stepford-wife of a Clinton surrogate comes on smiling like a maniac and talking about what happened this past weekend and says the phrase “powered through” you have to take a shot of whiskey. Cheap whiskey. Don’t...
  • Pneumonia Bug That Struck Hillary Clinton also Seriously Sickened Several Members of Her Staff

    09/12/2016 7:49:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 185 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 9-12-2016 | Pneumonia Bug That Struck Hillary Clinton also Seriously Sickened Several Members of Her Staff 621SH
    The illness that sickened Hillary Clinton with pneumonia and caused her to have to be escorted away from September 11 ceremonies in New York on Sunday also struck down several members of her campaign team at Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn, PEOPLE has learned. "Everyone's been sick," a campaign source tells PEOPLE. At the end of August, two weeks before Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, a debilitating bug was making the rounds among staff at her headquarters and campaign aides who travel with Clinton, a source tells PEOPLE. At least half a dozen senior staff were felled, including campaign manager Robby...
  • (VANITY)Sick Hillary is trailed by her hypnotist/handler while a nurse monitors her pulse (more ques

    09/11/2016 10:26:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 135 replies
    <p>Question #1: Is the man following Hillary her medical handler with the Diazepam pen in his left hand? Was this pen the metal object that fell to the ground when Hillary entered the vehicle?</p> <p>Question #2: Is Hillary holding her right hand on her chest to conceal tremors, or is it a Parkinson's seizure save pose?</p>
  • Justice Delayed Means City [Albuquerque] Can Continue Ripping Off Innocent People

    09/07/2016 3:17:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes | September 7, 2016 | George Leef
    ... One state where [civil asset forfeiture] reform sailed through the legislature with no opposition is New Mexico, where a very fair law was signed last year by Governor Martinez. That, however, was not enough to put an end to an extraordinarily aggressive system in Albuquerque, where the politicians had gotten hooked on funds derived from forfeited cars and other property. The claim by Albuquerque officials that the law did not apply to the city led to a suit filed by two state senators, Lisa Torraco and Daniel Ivey-Soto, to compel the city to obey. I wrote about that case...
  • A Brain-damaged US President with Finger on the Nuclear Button?

    08/28/2016 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    New Eastern Outlook, journal-neo.org ^ | August 24, 2016 | F. William Engdahl
    Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to surround herself with more scandals than you can shake a stick at, as we said when I was growing up in Texas. We had the Mena, Arkansas scandals when her husband, Bubba, otherwise known as William Jefferson Clinton, was Attorney General and then Governor. Ambrose Evans Pritchard, the British Telegraph investigative journalist did a masterful documentation of that in his The Secret Life of Bill Clinton, when Bill was President facing impeachment in the 1990's. Then there are the Clinton Foundation scandals documented in the 2015 Peter Schweitzer book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of...
  • Clinton’s debate strategy: It’s about setting low expectations

    08/28/2016 3:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | August 28, 2016 | CNN Wire
    The debate expectations game. A busy October for President Obama. And a curious New Hampshire visit from a former presidential candidate. These stories and more are a part of the “Inside Politics” forecast this week. 1) Team Clinton tries to raise the debate bar Hillary Clinton’s campaign has an eye on the 2000 presidential race as it tries to frame the expectations for her upcoming debates with Donald Trump. Back then, Democrats think they made a mistake by ridiculing George W. Bush and suggesting he wasn’t up to the task of debating Al Gore. When Bush did better than expected,...
  • Female Sailor Commended For 'Extraordinary Courage' in Iran Boat Seizure

    08/12/2016 9:23:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 11, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    A female U.S. sailor was recognized last week for her efforts during the January incident that resulted in Iran detaining 10 Americans. Military.com reports the only female among the two crews of the Navy riverine boats that entered Iranian waters off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf managed to activate an emergency beacon while she was kneeling, bound, and being held at gunpoint with her colleagues.
  • [VANITY] Hillary's Health: Two Freeper Posts That May Deserve More Attention

    07/31/2016 8:38:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 50 replies
    VANITY | 7/31/2016 | VANITY - ransomnote
    For those interested in Hillary's health, I would like to call your attention to two posts by fellow freeper SERKIT that may deserve additional attention, if you have not already come across them. Both posts originate from a 7/23/2016 FREEREPUBLIC OP titled "Breaking News, Hillary Clinton Has Epileptic Seizure On Camera!" SERKIT Post 119 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3452121/posts?q=1&;page=101#119 SERKIT Post 103 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3452121/posts?q=1&;page=101#103 I had not come across this information before and I wanted to hilight it for anyone else who may be interested and hadn't had the chance to read it.
  • Wow! Did Hillary Suffer Another Seizure Last Night After Her DNC Speech?

    07/29/2016 7:49:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 127 replies
    GP ^ | 07/29/16 | Jim Hoft
    Did you catch this? Hillary Clinton looked like she suffered another seizure last night after her DNC Convention speech–Wow! She must really like balloons! This woman isn't right. Something is off. pic.twitter.com/HXC2Vr3Pwa — Jason Bergkamp (@keksec__org) July 29, 2016This comes after her bizarre seizure moment last week during a campaign stop.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJjHTeo6mVw VIDEO: BIZARRE HILLARY BEHAVIOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA Hillary looks like her inner demons are trying to escape https://t.co/0uIoZVPPWz — art lowe 2012, 2016 (@freedomsforever) July 23, 2016  
  • Breaking News, Hillary Clinton Has Epileptic Seizure On Camera!

    07/23/2016 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Signalman · 159 replies
    Occult Investigations, Inc. and Gabor Zolna on youtube ^ | Published on July 22, 2016 | Occult Investigations, Inc. and Gabor Zolna
    Please open, and watch the video's attached in the link below, when one finishes, let it run into the next video. There is no doubt that Hillary Rodham Clinton is not physically fit to run for the Oval Office. What will the Democratic Party do now?
  • County Takes Michigan Woman's Property Over $7 Late Fee

    06/29/2016 9:47:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 36 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/23/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A vacant lot owned by a Jackson woman was foreclosed by Hillsdale County because she failed to pay a $7 late fee on her property taxes. A Freedom of Information Act request found that Pam Baker, a Jackson resident, owed Hillsdale County $7.70 in interest and late fees for delinquent taxes from 2013 on land she owned near Lake LeAnn in Somerset Township. The 2013 taxes on the property, which she owned since 2000, were due on Feb. 14, 2014. Baker says she paid her taxes two weeks late because she was in a car crash seven days before the...
  • Oklahoma Police can seize your ENTIRE Bank Account on a Traffic Stop WITHOUT ANY CHARGES

    06/10/2016 4:23:52 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 81 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | June 8, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    " If some policeman thinks you’re doing something illegal, your life is over. Without money, you cannot hire a lawyer and they can just rob everything you have on a whim."
  • Today, June 5, 1933: FDR Ends Gold Standard, Bans Private Ownership of Gold [VIDEO]

    06/05/2016 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Prior to the election of AmericaÂ’s longest serving socialist president, our money was backed by gold. Anyone holding our paper currency could demand to exchange it for gold at a set price. In 1913, the gold standard was officially made part of the Federal Reserve and the price of gold was fixed at $20.67 per ounce. The same law mandated that the Federal Reserve kept enough gold on hand to equal 40% of the currency issued at the time.On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for the first time. The day after his inauguration, Roosevelt closed...
  • Florida boldly moves to require criminal charges before the government can seize your property

    04/04/2016 6:40:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The practice of law enforcement using the property of citizens who have not been convicted of a crime as a revenue source is a scourge which needs to be abolished in this country. Fortunately, much of the burden of making this needed change falls on the states and Florida has taken a step in the right direction. (Reason) Some great news in asset forfeiture reform is coming out of Florida. S.B. 1044, approved by the legislature earlier in the month, was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Scott.The big deal with this particular reform is that, in most cases,...
  • Trump and Eminent Domain [way to acquire property without using government force]

    02/09/2016 2:32:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | February 9, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Memo to The Donald: There are ways to acquire property without using government force. "Eminent domain is an absolute necessity," said Donald Trump during Saturday's Republican presidential debate. "Without it," he claimed, "you wouldn't have roads, you wouldn't have hospitals, you wouldn't have anything. You wouldn't have schools, you wouldn't have bridges. You need eminent domain." In fact, though, we would still have roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. It's a relatively new phenomenon for the government to seize property on behalf of private development projects. And yet, so very many of these projects somehow used to get done. Only one...
  • FBI Seizes State Department Servers In Clinton Investigation

    10/07/2015 6:13:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Ron Hayward
    The FBI seized four servers from the State Department building a few weeks ago as part of the investigation into classified material improperly stored on Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, particularly the Top Secret documents that have been discovered in her email trove. This revelation comes from Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon, citing anonymous sources familiar with the investigation. Gertz notes that the State Department referred questions about the seized servers to the FBI, which declined to comment on the matter. It would be interesting to know exactly what the FBI computer forensics team is looking for on...
  • Feds to return $107G they seized from NC business owner, attorneys say

    Lyndon McLellan fought the law -- and apparently, he won. The North Carolina business owner for months has been battling the federal government after IRS agents last fall seized $107,000 from him, under a controversial practice known as civil forfeiture. But his attorneys at the Institute for Justice announced Thursday that the IRS and Department of Justice have moved to dismiss the case and give him back his money. (snip) Two months ago, the government offered McLellan 50 percent of his money back and warned him against chasing publicity, even going so far as to suggest it would rile people...
  • New Justice Dept. policy allows authorities to seize suspicious bank accounts

    03/31/2015 3:50:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has crafted a new policy that would allow government officials to seize bank accounts involved in financial structuring schemes prior to filing criminal charges against the individuals who own those accounts. The new policy stems from the Justice Department’s ongoing review of its asset forfeiture program. The policy is aimed at preventing criminals from making a series of currency transactions under a certain monetary threshold in order to evade reporting the transaction to the authorities, according to a department statement. Those types of transactions typically lead to “the most serious illegal banking transactions” and occur...
  • Elderly couple complains after traffic stop turns into drug interrogation [Georgia]

    03/13/2015 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 90 replies
    CBS46.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam Murphy and Rodney Harris
    A routine traffic stop turned into a drug interrogation for an elderly couple in Walton County. CBS46 began investigating the incident when the couple passing through Georgia complained that a deputy crossed the line. Charles Tharp, 69, never expected that his family vacation would end the way it did. He and his wife had just visited their grandchild in Texas and were headed back home to North Carolina when a Walton County Sheriff's deputy stopped them. “It just seemed a little unusual because we're not speeding and we're always careful drivers,” said Charles Tharp. Tharp and his wife were told...
  • Quiet Change Expands ATF Power to Seize Property

    02/27/2015 3:24:45 AM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Cato institute ^ | 2-25-15 | ADAM BATES
    A quick glance at the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 37, p. 9987-88) today reveals that Attorney General Eric Holder, who earned cautious praise last month for a small reform to the federal equitable sharing program, has now delegated authority to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to seize and “administratively forfeit” property involved in suspected drug offenses. Holder temporarily delegated this authority to the ATF on a trial basis in 2013, and today made the delegation permanent while lauding the ATF for seizing more than $19.3 million from Americans during the trial period....
  • IRS Seizes First, Asks Questions Later

    02/12/2015 10:54:07 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 10, 2015 | LARRY SALZMAN and ROBERT EVERETT JOHNSON
    When Carole Hinders answered a knock at the front door of her home in August 2013, she was confronted by two IRS agents. They told her they had just cleaned out the entire bank account of the restaurant, Mrs. Lady’s Mexican Food, that Hinders had owned and operated in tiny Spirit Lake, Iowa, for the past 30 years. The IRS seized more than $32,000. (snip) The aggressive tactics adopted by law enforcement in structuring cases are, perhaps, unsurprising given that the proceeds of forfeited property are funneled back to the very agencies responsible for the forfeiture — an arrangement that...
  • Small business owners forced to battle IRS over seized bank accounts

    02/11/2015 6:39:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 11, 2015
    Andrew Clyde, a Navy veteran who served in Iraq, started his small firearms store in Athens, Ga., in the 1990s. Over the years, he watched his business grow. And then, on April 12, 2013, two IRS agents swooped in and seized nearly a million dollars from his company's bank account. Clyde was on the wrong end of a murky federal program that allows agencies to seize assets they suspect could be tied to criminal activity -- even without actual criminal activity.
  • Supreme Court Rules Police Can Violate The 4th Amendment

    01/27/2015 1:17:30 PM PST · by Yellowstone Joe · 120 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/27/14 | Tyler Durden
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police. Acting contrary to the venerable principle that “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” the Court ruled that evidence obtained by police during a traffic stop that was not legally justified can be used to prosecute the person if police were reasonably mistaken that the person had...
  • HOLDER ‘DE-INCENTIVIZES’ COPS ON DRUG WAR SEIZURES

    01/19/2015 11:40:11 AM PST · by Boiler Plate · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/18/2015 | Chriss W. Street
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced he is terminating the Justice Department’s three-decade-old civil asset forfeiture program called Equitable Sharing that allowed state and local law enforcement agencies to keep 80% of cash, vehicles, real estate and other assets seized under federal drug laws before formal warrants or criminal charges were filed.
  • Supreme Court Rules 8-1 Citizens Have No Protection Against 4th Amendment Violations by Police

    12/26/2014 7:31:29 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 90 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 12-26-14 | John Whitehead
    In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens' Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a "reasonable" mistake about the law on the part of police. Acting contrary to the venerable principle that "ignorance of the law is no excuse," the Court ruled that evidence obtained by police during a traffic stop that was not legally justified can be used to prosecute the person if police were reasonably mistaken that the person had violated the law....
  • How the IRS is seizing bank accounts with no criminal action charged

    10/26/2014 3:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This one came as enough of a surprise to me that it seemed worth sharing. I’ve long been aware that there are limits on cash transactions taking place at banks beyond which the deal has to be reported to the IRS. You run into the same thing at casinos, though I have never won anywhere near enough money to need to worry about reporting it. This is an annoying, but I will agree, necessary function which used to allow law enforcement to track down drug dealers and organized crime entities who were dealing in large, untraceable cash deals. But...
  • The cash smelled like pot, so the feds kept it

    06/03/2014 2:23:21 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 06/03/2014 | James Eli Shiffer
    Someone had tipped off federal agents that a California man with a large quantity of drug money would soon be boarding a flight from Minnesota to Arizona. They spotted him at gate H-7 in the Humphrey Terminal of Minneapolis-St. Paul International and let loose a "certified narcotics dog." The dog showed strong olfactory interest in two of the man's three pieces of luggage. So the feds seized those two bags and let the man get on the plane to Phoenix. They knew what they might find in the two bags because the man had already told them that he had...
  • 3 women arrested after twerking in Beaverton

    04/29/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 54 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2014 8:27am
    <p>BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Three women were arrested after twerking at an impromptu dance party in the Beaverton City Hall parking lot.</p>
  • Minnesota Supreme Court forfeiture case could affect 'policing for profit'

    05/12/2014 12:11:35 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-12-14 | Hal Davis
    To the trial judge, the case of Daniel Garcia-Mendoza seemed to be a police stop based on "driving while Latino." Plymouth police officer Ryan Peterson said he was suspicious because "the driver had both hands on the steering wheel and was looking straight ahead." What's more, neither driver nor passenger "were looking at me." Checking the license plate, Peterson learned there was no driver's license listed for the car's owner. Peterson pulled over the 2003 Chevy Tahoe on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis on March 19, 2012. "Luckily for Peterson, perhaps," neither Garcia-Mendoza nor his passenger had a driver's license, the...
  • FBI seizes trove of cultural artifacts at 91-year-old Indiana man's home

    04/03/2014 6:31:41 AM PDT · by alancarp · 66 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Foxnews.com
    INDIANAPOLIS – FBI agents have seized thousands of artifacts from Native Americans, Russia, China, and other nations from a 91-year-old man's private collection in rural central Indiana. The items, which also came from Haiti, Australia, New Guinea and Peru, were collected by Donald Miller of Waldron over eight decades, FBI Special Agent Robert Jones said at a news conference. "The cultural value of these artifacts is immeasurable," Jones said while refusing to disclose details of any of the individual items taken from Miller's property. Some items were acquired improperly, but Miller, who traveled extensively, obtained others legally or before laws...
  • Authorities: 19 Charged In Largest Gun Bust In NYC’s History

    08/19/2013 6:49:26 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 28 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 08/19/13 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses offering cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Monday. The men were captured in a police sting that netted 254 weapons in 45 transactions since last year – the largest total from a gun case in recent memory. The alleged smugglers, Walter Walker and Earl Campbell, were among 19 people arrested in New York, North Carolina and South Carolina as the result of a 10-month investigation.
  • Why A Cyprus-Like Seizure Of Your Money Could Happen Here

    04/08/2013 10:43:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 25, 2013 | Steve Forbes
    Don’t put it past our politicians to try it in a financial emergency. The breaking of contracts by the U.S. government, unfortunately, has happened before, and what’s under way in Cyprus shows that feckless politicos will continue to try such things. In 1933–34, amid the depths of the Great Depression, the U.S. government seized the American people’s gold holdings. From that point, until 1975, it was illegal for Americans to own gold, other than in some forms of jewelry or collectors’ coins. In the panic of the Depression years the courts upheld this unconstitutional confiscation. Yes, people received dollars in...
  • The Pokémon Plot: How One Cartoon Inspired the Army to Dream Up a Seizure Gun

    09/26/2012 2:11:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    IO9 ^ | September 26, 2012 | Spencer Ackerman - Danger Room
    The Pokémon Plot: How One Cartoon Inspired the Army to Dream Up a Seizure Gun In 1998, a secret Army intelligence analysis suggested a new way to take out enemies: blast them with electromagnetic energy until their brains overload and they start to convulse. Amazingly, it was an idea inspired by a Pokemon episode. Application of "electromagnetic pulses" could force neurons to all fire at once, causing a "disruption of voluntary muscle control," reads a description of a proposed seizure weapon, contained in a declassified document from the Army's National Ground Intelligence Center. "It is thought by using a method...
  • GHEI: ATF’s latest gun grab (Getting crafty)

    09/07/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 13 replies
    Wahingto Times ^ | 9/6/2012 | Wash Times
    The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime. It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized property — not a person — is put on trial....
  • Asset Seizure and Forfeiture – The State’s (Often Wrong) Rationale for Seizing Currency

    08/08/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT · by Altariel · 4 replies
    Forfeiture Reform ^ | August 8, 2012 | Eapen Thampy
    This article is written by Charles B. Frye, Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas.What are the risks of transporting large sums of cash when you’re traveling?  Obviously, you could get robbed or get involved in an accident and lose the money.  Your car could catch on fire while you’re buying gas and your currency could go up in smoke.  A number of bad things could happen if you carry a large amount of cash on you when you travel.  But, one risk that many folks never consider is that a law enforcement officer could decide to seize your cash, even if...
  • Victims of Metro Gang Strike Force awarded $840,000

    07/24/2012 10:08:19 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    star tribune ^ | 7-23-12 | RANDY FURST
    More than $840,000 was awarded Monday to 96 victims of illegal searches, seizures and use of excessive force by the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force, including a dozen juveniles who were targeted by a Brooklyn Park police officer. The scandal-ridden gang unit, shut down by the Department of Public Safety three years ago this month, broke through people's doors without justification, seized property without authorization and injured people who were not suspects, according to reports by Mark Gehan, a St. Paul attorney appointed as special master in the case.
  • Roberts Facing Medical Option on 2nd Seizure (2007)

    06/28/2012 7:06:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    NYT ^ | August 1, 2007 | DENISE GRADY and LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    Despite his quick recovery from the seizure he suffered on Monday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. faces a complex diagnosis and a difficult decision. Because the seizure was his second — he had a similar one in 1993 — he meets the criteria for epilepsy, and he and his doctors will have to decide whether he should take medication to prevent further seizures, said neurologists not involved in his care. (Neither the chief justice nor his doctors would comment yesterday.) The decision will involve weighing the risk of more seizures against the risk of side effects from the drugs....
  • Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns

    06/21/2012 11:57:46 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON -- Commerce Secretary John Bryson has resigned, saying the seizure that he suffered on June 9 that led to two San Gabriel Valley hit-and-run accidents could be a distraction in the job. "I have concluded that the seizure I suffered on June 9th could be a distraction from my performance as Secretary and that our country would be better served by a change in leadership of the Department," Bryson wrote to President Obama in a letter dated Wednesday.
  • Commerce Secretary John Bryson, accused of hit-and-run, takes medical leave

    06/12/2012 8:02:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | Ed O’Keefe & David A. Fahrenthold
    Commerce Secretary John Bryson said Monday night that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence to deal with health problems, after officials said the Cabinet member had a seizure while driving Saturday and was involved in three traffic collisions.
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    04/07/2012 6:57:09 AM PDT · by Law is not justice but process · 13 replies
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