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President Recep Tayyip Erdoan Attends NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government 04/05-09-2014
Recep Tayyip Erdoan English https://www.facebook.com/Recep.Tayyip.Erdogan.English Erdogan meets Hollande at the NATO Summit in Wales 04-09-2014 Attending the NATO Summit of Heads of State…

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Jackson State Sonic Boom of the South | Liberty Bowl Stadium Entrance
“Jackson State Sonic Boom of the South | Liberty Bowl Stadium Entrance 2014″ Southern Heritage Classic 2014.

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The State of Freedom in Canada 2014
Health care, government growth, political correctness and more: Mises Canada's Redmond Weissenberger talks to Tom Woods. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tom…

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Harf. On NATO Rasmussen Comments Russia. 15 Sept 2014 (Ukraine)
Marie Harf, State Department Deputy Spokesperson. U.S. Department of State – Daily Briefing: September.15.2014 http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/index.htm NATO DESCRIBES RUSSIA AND ISLAMIC…

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The United States is not doing enough to promote and protect international religious freedom, a panel of advocates warned Congress on Thursday.

Strengthening its religious freedom policies and taking more seriously the position of the ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom are just two issues the Obama administration needs to address, and a good place to start is the State Department, the panel told the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on national security.

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The work of the State Department, though noble, is ad hoc, said Tom Farr, director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown Universitys Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

As a consequence, the United States has had no impact on the global rise of religious persecution, Mr. Farr said. I cannot identify a single country under this administration that has advanced religious freedom or reduced religious persecution.

Katrina Lantos Swett, chairwoman of the U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom, said the State Departments bureaucratic culture needs to be addressed, especially considering the impending confirmation of ambassador-at-large nominee Rabbi David Saperstein.

I do think that Rabbi Saperstein will face a challenge of sorts, of confronting the culture at the State Department that has tended to sideline these concerns, Ms. Swett said. I think it is critically important the next ambassador-at-large finds a way to have direct access to the secretary [of state] and to the president.

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Along with giving more voice to the ambassador-at-large, she recommended the administration direct high-ranking officials to speak out on the importance of religious freedom, expand training on international religious freedom for State Department workers, and take more interest and care in designating nations as countries of particular concern, or CPC.

When you have societies that repress, oppress, you create a seabed for extremism, for violence ultimately for the export of terrorism, Ms. Swett said. We need it to become a priority at the State Department, at the administration, at Congress.

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Sep 192014

South West beach the worst

Plastic is endangering marine and birdlife along South West beaches, according to a report from the CSIRO released this week.

The research into the amount of litter on beaches around Australia pinpointed a South West beach as the worst in the State for the amount of rubbish collected on it.

Researchers from the CSIRO visited 170 sites and did 575 surveys around the country to measure the amount and type of litter.

CSIRO scientist Denise Hardesty said the litter problem typically became worse, when compared to population density, on stretches that had few people living nearby.

Beaches, like Bunburys Back Beach, were often cared for by members of the community who used it regularly, Dr Hardesty said.

The worst beach in the State for litter was Ellensbrook Beach near Margaret River and the best was 80 Mile Beach in Broome.

Dr Hardesty said people liked to think the litter was washing onto shores from other countries, but the reality was most of it originated in Australia.

She said the biggest issue they saw was from plastics and fishing gear.

Soft plastics like bags were often eaten by animals such as turtles, whales and dolphins and the same animals also became entangled in fishing lines and nets.

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Penn State YAF Tables In A 'Free Speech Zone'
Penn State YAF Chapter took to a designated “free speech zone” on campus to hand out constitutions on Constitution Day. They also were informing students of the ridiculous speech code policies…

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NEARLY everyone lives by their smartphone these days, including U.S. Supreme Court justices. In Riley v. California, the nations highest court recently acknowledged this, finding all citizens have a Fourth Amendment right of privacy in their cellphones. The often-divided court was unanimous.

Before the Riley decision, lower courts were split on whether it was necessary to obtain a warrant before searching a suspects cellphone. Justice John Roberts definitively settled the dispute: Get a warrant.

The federal and Washington state constitutions are often tested in the context of criminal activity, but the ramifications of this ruling are weighty and will send ripples well beyond criminal suspects. The Riley decision speaks to the privacy rights of all in the digital age, including public employees.

Washington states Constitution provides citizens broader privacy rights than the Fourth Amendment, and the state Supreme Court has been ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court on this issue.

The Riley ruling will help decrease harassment of public employees by prison inmates and others who attempt to use Washington states Public Records Act to violate the privacy rights of teachers, firefighters, police officers, prosecutors and other public servants.

Pierce County and other government entities have been sued by requesters who wrongly claim the Public Records Act is a license to search the personal phones of public servants to determine if there have been work-related conversations or if personal phones were used during work hours. This far-fetched and shortsighted theory violates the privacy of public servants, their families, friends, and everyone who contacts them.

Such lawsuits against Pierce County have been twice dismissed by Superior Court judges, though the issues are continuing to wind through the courts. The Superior Court agreed that personal phone records and text messages are not public records and are protected by both the Washington and U.S. constitutions.

Public servants and other law-abiding citizens do not have fewer rights than criminals.

Some argue public servants could hide behind the state or federal constitution and somehow create shadow governments, and therefore they should give up their constitutional rights. Imagine, teachers could be forced to turn over their personal phones to be searched for public records because they might have talked or texted with a students parent. This is a good premise for a dystopian movie, but a bad law for a free society, and fortunately this is not the law in the United States or in Washington state.

Our federal Supreme Court has specifically held that public employees do not give up their constitutional rights by working for the public. Public employees make sacrifices to serve our communities, but they do not sacrifice their constitutional rights. Like private-sector employees, public-sector employees have a free-speech right to talk about their work and a constitutional right to privacy as well. Private landlines, which do not create public records, did not result in shadow governments and neither will personal cellphones.

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Bitcoin Brands Inc today announced that it expects to offer bitcoin sales via ATMs in the State of New Hampshire.

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Panaji, Sep 16 (PTI): Goa Government today launched a campaign to make the State’s beaches, which attract millions of tourists from all over India and abroad, free of garbage within a year.

Private contractors given the job to clean-up the seasides dotting Goa have started the work on a daily basis.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched ‘clean Goa beautiful Goa’ campaign, which will see several hundred personnel working to restore the natural charm of the shorelines.

“All the beaches would be garbage-free within a year.

By December 19 this year, almost 90-95 per cent of the garbage will disappear from the beaches,” said Parrikar.

The Government has given the task to two private agencies, who will lift garbage manually for a few months before shifting to mechanised cleaning.

Parrikar said the contract is for five years and would be renewed annually. Monitoring committees have been formed to certify the cleanliness on the beaches.

“The bills of the contractors will be cleared only after the committee is satisfied with their work.”

State Director of Tourism Ameya Abhyankar said the cleanliness drive would be stepped up during the festive season.

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Meetings of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Press conference given by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs.

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Walhalla vs Liberty Game Winning Field Goal 57 Yards!
Brett Norton from our school, the Walhalla Razorbacks, set a top 5 longest field goal record in the state of South Carolina during the game against Liberty on September 12th, 2014. This field…

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Sep 122014

EPA recommends shark drum lines are not to be implemented along WA beaches. Photo: Aleisha Orr

Drum lines will not be deployed off West Australian beaches this summer.

Premier Colin Barnett said the government did not plan to appeal the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision rejecting the state government’s shark kill zones proposal.

He said while the State Government would not be appealing the EPA decision, the application for drum lines was still before Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

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“We are accepting the EPA decision here so we are not going to appeal it. That means it will not be possible to have drum lines over this summer. If we were to do so there would clearly be court challenges and you would never get there, the Premier said.

Mr Barnett said it appeared there were different rules for the eastern states, where drum lines are allowed, and Western Australia. The government would now focus on how to deal with rogue sharks that threatened public safety, he said.

“I dont think that drum lines will apply in Western Australia for this summer and probably maybe not again. I would want to have the capacity to deal with an imminent threat and deal with it immediately. A process of conversations going backwards and forwards to Canberra has proven to be totally ineffective.”

“I cannot simply walk away and say that’s the EPA decision. They only look at the environment. I have to look at environment plus public safety. I don’t like drum lines more than anyone else but I had to respond to a situation of seven fatalities in three years.”

He said the government would look at putting swimming enclosures at beaches where there were calm waters, for example at Dunsborough.

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Editor’s note: Michael Sean Winters is on vacation this week. Filling in for him are various writers from Millennial, a journal featuring the writing of millennial Catholics. Winters will be back next week.

It seems our ongoing religious consideration of the merits of libertarianism has come at precisely the right time. With The New York Times wondering if the “libertarian moment” has come — and substantially lesser venues hoping that it has — now is the time for a definitive Christian ethical case to be taken up with regard to libertarianism. Such a case is being mounted with increasing vigor. Yet while Vatican officials disown libertarianism and all Pope Francis’ statements on politics militate firmly against it, a loud portion of American Catholics in the political realm seem doggedly committed to it. Why?

One source of libertarian sentiment among Catholics is likely, as argued by Meghan Clark, the popularity of a certain mistaken anthropology. By this, Clark means a story about what type of creature man is and what his purpose is that has been fundamentally divorced from the biblical narrative and tradition by vested political interests. Clark points out that the chief feature of this warped anthropology is its naked individualism and its inability, therefore, to grasp the necessity of solidarity in producing whole and morally upright people. For the radically individualistic libertarian, solidarity is a burden, not a boon. If it is a boon, it is only so insofar as it produces certain desired outcomes for the individual — but this utilitarian understanding of solidarity is, as Clark demonstrates, a far cry from the real thing.

Clark is right to note the failed anthropology at the heart of libertarianism. But yet another thematic failure animates libertarian philosophy as well: a vital misapprehension of the nature and purpose of property.

One thing to note about libertarianism is that it is first and foremost liberal, in the sense of classical Enlightenment liberals like John Locke. Liberalism arose as a political philosophy at a time when hostility to the Catholic church was well received, and many assumptions that contradict truths held obvious and foundational by the Catholic church remain tied up in liberal, and therefore libertarian, reasoning. Chief among them is the philosophical preference for the primacy of private property rights over all other institutions or conditions, including the common good. Consider Murray Rothbard, arguing that all rights disputes are little more than disputes of private property:

There are other vexed problems which would be quickly cleared up in a libertarian society where all property is private and clearly owned. In the current society for example, there is continuing conflict between the “right” of taxpayers to have access to government-owned streets, as against the desire of residents of a neighborhood to be free of people whom they consider “undesirable” gathering in the streets. … They are, in brief, complaining about the “human right” of certain people to walk at will on the government streets. But as taxpayers and citizens, these “undesirables” surely have the “right” to walk on the streets, and of course they could gather on the spot, if they so desired, without the attraction of McDonald’s. In the libertarian society, however, where the streets would all be privately owned, the entire conflict could be resolved without violating anyone’s property rights: for then the owners of the streets would have the right to decide who shall have access to those streets, and they could then keep out “undesirables” if they so wished.

It is a foregone conclusion in Rothbard’s ethics that owners of property have the absolute right to exclude people from what they own, be it land or material objects, even in the case of individuals who have nowhere else to go — as “undesirables” here surely refers to homeless people who congregate in or near fast food restaurants for warmth and shelter. Rothbard flatly does not see the need to argue for such a right on behalf of owners, but smoothly progresses from the problem of “undesirables” to the “cure” of private property ownership: If only land held in common were held privately, he laments, you would presumably never have to see another “undesirable” for any longer than it took you to banish them. That your ownership claim supersedes their right to shelter, warmth, perhaps even food — is simply assumed.

Libertarian luminary Hans Hermann Hoppe makes this claim explicit, writing:

It becomes apparent that nothing could be further from the truth as soon as one explicitly formulates the norm that would be needed to arrive at the conclusion that the state has to assist in the provision of public goods. The norm required to reach the above conclusion is this: whenever one can somehow prove that the production of a particular good or service has a positive effect on someone else but would not be produced at all or would not be produced in a definite quantity or quality unless certain people participated in its financing, then the use of aggressive violence against these persons is allowed, either directly or indirectly with the help of the state, and these persons may be forced to share in the necessary financial burden.

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Metal Detecting a state park – Lake Beaches – Ring and a Gold?
This week I head out to a local State Park to try to find some treasure out on their lake beaches and treasure we find!!!!

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EPA recommends shark drum lines are not to be implemented along WA beaches. Photo: Aleisha Orr

Drum lines will not be deployed off West Australian beaches this summer.

Premier Colin Barnett said the government did not plan to appeal the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision rejecting the state government’s shark kill zones proposal.

He said while the State Government would not be appealing the EPA decision, the application for drum lines was still before Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

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“We are accepting the EPA decision here so we are not going to appeal it. That means it will not be possible to have drum lines over this summer. If we were to do so there would clearly be court challenges and you would never get there, the Premier said.

Mr Barnett said it appeared there were different rules for the eastern states, where drum lines are allowed, and Western Australia. The government would now focus on how to deal with rogue sharks that threatened public safety, he said.

“I dont think that drum lines will apply in Western Australia for this summer and probably maybe not again. I would want to have the capacity to deal with an imminent threat and deal with it immediately. A process of conversations going backwards and forwards to Canberra has proven to be totally ineffective.”

“I cannot simply walk away and say that’s the EPA decision. They only look at the environment. I have to look at environment plus public safety. I don’t like drum lines more than anyone else but I had to respond to a situation of seven fatalities in three years.”

He said the government would look at putting swimming enclosures at beaches where there were calm waters, for example at Dunsborough.

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Joshua Hanley, who has been arrested for supplying the potentially deadly drug Batman. Photo: Supplied

They appeared to be three normal northern beaches mates who liked to ski together and party hard.

But police believe the trio of 23-year-old school friends are behind the spread of one of the most potent and potentially deadly batches of ecstasy pills the state has seen.

A warning was issued in August after police detected a batch of blue pills stamped with a Batman logo and spiked with the deadly 25c-NBOMe, a synthetic LSD-like substance linked to the deaths of several young people, including north shore teenager Henry Kwan.

Arrested: Zac Fenson. Photo: Supplied

The pills had turned up in the southern region of NSW, on the state’s ski fields and at a party in the Hawkesbury, where several users had bad reactions, prompting police to warn partygoers about the “extremely potent psychoactive substance responsible for a number of deaths in Australia and overseas”.

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Fearing potentially deadly consequences, police began a full-scale operation in May to trace the source of the pills and shut down the network of suppliers.

Detectives stormed a hotel room in Sutton on Friday night, in the state’s alpine region, where they arrested Jeffrey Gilmour, 23, from Collaroy Plateau and Zachary Fenson, 23, from Wheeler Heights,

The potentially deadly Batman pills. Photo: Supplied

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Sep 082014



Why Bitcoin is a Right
Bitcoin is free speech. The New York State Department of Financial Services is violating free speech. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment…

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2. Bitcoin Conference – State of the Bitcoin Economy – Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder Coinometrics
The german Bitcoin Conference is a community driven conference. Great Speakers and great Networking for the industry. Invation only. More Information: http://www.bitcoin-konferenz.de.

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A federal bankruptcy judge is becoming increasing concerned that Freedom Industries may abandon its former Elk River chemical storage facility without completing a proper environmental cleanup of the site of the January chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents across the region.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson says that the Freedom bankruptcy proceeding has not progressed adequately, and that too much of the companys limited cash is being earmarked for attorneys, perhaps leaving not nearly enough to complete remediation required by existing enforcement orders from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

In a seven-page order filed Friday evening, Pearson said recent bankruptcy case filings by Freedoms lawyers cause him to fear [Freedom] is not sufficiently committed to compliance with the demolition and cleanup orders of the DEP or other agencies of the state and federal government.

Pearson cited language in Freedoms proposed plan for liquidating the company stating that, while efforts will be undertaken to remediate the site, there are financial limitations to what Freedom can viably undertake by way of compliance with the remediation plan for its Etowah Terminal, site of the Jan. 9 leak of Crude MCHM and other chemicals into the Elk River. Negotiations are ongoing with DEP regarding the financial cleanup parameters, Freedom had said in its liquidation plan, filed with the court in mid-August.

Freedoms liquidation plan stated that the company intends to satisfy the remediation plan for $850,000 or less, plus applicable consulting costs, or alternatively seek to abandon the Etowah site (subject to order of the bankruptcy court).

Pearson noted that Freedom is already under orders from DEP to dismantle the Etowah Terminal and remediate the site.

The court believes this environmental responsibility has the highest administrative priority for funds, the judge wrote. Nothing in the proposed plan and disclosure statement give the court comfort that this is understood. This expressed intention of the debtor to potentially abandon the Etowah site should DEP not be satisfied with whatever remediation could be done for a cost of $850,000 is no comfort. It causes the court to believe that serious questions exist as to the extent to which the debtor intends to comply with existing demolition and cleanup orders and pay necessary environmental administrative claims to do so.

The judge scheduled a hearing for Sept. 23 to allow Freedom to address the concerns expressed in Fridays order and to outline a plan to fund all remaining demolition and reclamation required by state and federal regulatory agencies.

Pearson outlined his concerns in an order in which he rejected Freedoms request to extend the timeframe for the company to have the exclusive right to submit a bankruptcy plan and in put on hold pending requests from various lawyers and consultants providing services to Freedom during the bankruptcy proceeding.

The judge cited substantial existing and escalating administrative costs of the case and incomplete and unknown site remediation work and said mounting questions about the way the case is being handled prohibit him from moving forward at this point to distribute Freedoms limited resources to creditors and claimants.

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