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List of ultra-elite attendees reported to have attended the 2010 Koch strategy meeting

Below is a widely-circulated list of attendees at the secret 2010 Koch strategy meeting. According to reports, organized strategic planning began in the early 1980’s and continued through the annual Koch strategy meetings. The rumored purpose of these meetings: to fight what the ultra-rich perceived to be the coming-of-age of liberal policies and agendas and to plan for public acceptance of their goals.

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During an era of public outcry against government corruption, the Supreme Court conservatives strike down limits on campaign contributions

Yesterday, the Supreme Court continued to ignore the voice of U.S. citizens, striking down a decades-old cap on the total amount any individual can contribute to federal candidates. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president. According to the Supreme Court, caps on campaign contributions restrict a person’s First Amendment free speech rights.

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New report discloses more than half of US Congress members are now millionaires

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there but in a country where the government was designed to be representative of the people, the little dogs in the U.S. are still finding themselves at a huge disadvantage. The Center for Responsive Politics has just completed their analysis of financial data disclosed by US Congress members and has found that more than half of the members of US Congress are now millionaires. At least 268 of the 530 members of the House of Representatives and the Senate had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012.

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The legal attack against Anonymous and LulzSec

The documents claim that Hector Xavier Monsegur (known as “Sabu” in Anonymous circles) acted as the rooter and assisted the groups in gaining unauthorized access to the systems by identifying vulnerabilities and providing infrastructure support (servers and routers) which could be used to launch the attacks. Whether the “infrastructure support” mentioned in the documents was unauthorized use of his company’s hardware or simply acting as a LIOC client/agent or Tor exit node is not specified. Strangely, the indictment does specifically mention that the group supported Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

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This is how Revolutions begin

The OccupyWallStreet movement, spearheaded by OccupyTogether is gaining momentum. Youth are taking to the streets in droves, rejecting the current economic order rooted in corporate and political greed, and are seeking to redefine the future of the United States.

Supreme Court charges $45K to cheerleader who refused to cheer her rapist 0

Supreme Court charges $45K to cheerleader who refused to cheer her rapist

The Supreme Court refused to review the case of a high school cheerleader who was kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for the basketball player she said had raped her. And as a lovely parting gift, the girl’s family must now repay the school $45,000 in legal fees for what a lower court termed as a frivolous lawsuit.

Did Osama bin Laden Win the War Against the United States? 0

Did Osama bin Laden Win the War Against the United States?

According to counterterrorism expert Gartenstein-Ross, Osama bin Laden had a strategy that we never bothered to understand, and thus that we never bothered to defend against. What he really wanted to do — and, more to the point, what he thought he could do — was bankrupt the United States of America.

United States Subpoenas Twitter for WikiLeaks Supporter Information 0

United States Subpoenas Twitter for WikiLeaks Supporter Information

Prosecutors investigating the disclosure of thousands of classified government documents by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks have gone to court to demand the Twitter account activity of several people linked to the organization, including its founder, Julian Assange, according to the group and a copy of a subpoena made public late Friday.

U.S. Censures Federal Workers, tells Employees that Reading Wikileaks is Breaking the Law 0

U.S. Censures Federal Workers, tells Employees that Reading Wikileaks is Breaking the Law

In the view of the US government, many of the WikiLeaks documents are still classified, and even though the documents have been published for all the world to see, reading the classified documents without clearance is illegal. Some US government warnings issued to several governmental groups have suggested that a federal employee would be breaking the law by reading the leaked cables of classified State Department documents published on the WikiLeaks website.