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By Matt Agorist


Lansing, MI — For those who doubt the existence of blue privilege and the ability of cops to escape accountability for unspeakable crimes, the following case should serve as proof it is real. When an officer of the law is caught exploiting and abusing society’s most vulnerable — children — and they can escape any significant jail time, this is definitive proof of blue privilege. Disgraced Lansing police officer Matthew Priebe is all the proof you need.


In August, Priebe pleaded no contest to second-degree criminal sexual conduct, attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, misconduct in office and two counts of assault and battery. The charges all stemmed from his role as a school resource officer and the repeated sexual assault of multiple young girls while on the job. In exchange for his no-contest plea, prosecutors dropped the charge of distributing sexually explicit material to a minor. On Tuesday, we was sentenced to just one year in jail.


         



      

The charge of distributing sexually explicit material to a minor was dropped in spite of prosecutors having the photos of Priebe’s erect penis that he sent to the children. The Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt said that Priebe’s plea deal would guarantee that he would spend no more than 12 months in jail and they followed through on their promise. This former school cop will, however, have to register as a sex offender.


“To say you violated your role as a police officer would be an understatement,” Judge Joyce Draganchuk said to Priebe at his sentencing Tuesday, according to CNN-affiliate WILX .


Court records show that Priebe sent photos of himself to the child victims of him sitting on the couch with his erect penis exposed. He would also send videos of himself in the shower at the police department.


According to the Lansing State Journal,



The youngest victim connected to the charges was 14 and the oldest was 17 at the time of the sexual assault, Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Angela Hunt testified at a hearing that led to criminal charges. The assaults took place during a three-year period.


The then-17-year-old told investigators Priebe said he wished she had a fake ID, and that he wanted to take her out of state with him, Hunt testified. He told her he wished he could kiss her, and attempted to kiss her for five or six months.


Priebe played with the holes in her jeans near her thigh and would ask her if she wanted to touch his penis, Hunt said.


During a ride along, Priebe stopped his patrol vehicle and attempted to kiss the girl, Hunt said. When she tried to push him off, Priebe grabbed her hand and pulled it toward his crotch.



The younger girls were sexually assaulted on school campus in Priebe’s office. Hunt testified that the officer gave the girls his phone number and would FaceTime them as he drove his patrol car.


According to the testimony, one of the girls went into Priebe’s office to say hello before a sporting event when the officer shut the door and physically held her in the room with his arms. Priebe then grabbed the girl and lifted up her dress. As the girl tried to pull her dress back down, Priebe continued to lift it up.


Another of the victims chose to publicly come forward and her testimony is nothing short of heart breaking.






Athziry Pilar was 16 when she was introduced to Priebe by the school’s security officer because Pilar wanted to be a cop when she grew up. In her victim impact statement, she wrote that the emotional toll of Priebe’s abuse was overwhelming, causing her to skip school and fail classes because she was scared of what Priebe might do.


Priebe sent her inappropriate text messages and forced her to hold his bare genitals, she said, according to the report.


“I was in my own prison for 3 years. I was forced to be in school, where I wasn’t safe, I was abused, over and over again,” the statement said.


“I don’t know that that’s going to act as a deterrent to other people,” Pilar’s attorney Karen Truszkowski told CNN in regards to Priebe’s sentence. “I’m concerned he’s going to go out and do it to other kids and that’s what we, obviously, what we want to prevent.”


But thanks to his special privilege he likely will strike again.


Prior to the plea deal, Priebe was given special privilege throughout the entire ordeal. In fact, he was allowed to miss his probable cause hearing — despite facing a slew of felonies for child sexual assault.


Like most cops do when facing charges, Priebe resigned from the department in June after an investigation was launched into his conduct. Prior to this debacle, Priebe had been an officer for a decade which likely means that there are more than three victims out there.




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In the land of the free, child sex abusers get far less time in jail than people caught with a plant. Disgusting indeed.


Sadly, there is a pattern of police officers getting caught preying on children, raping women, and committing other unspeakable crimes—and never going to jail.


Just a few months ago, TFTP reported on the case of California Highway Patrol lieutenant Stephen Robert Deck who was given probation for attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old in 2006. The officer was caught in an undercover sting operation set up by police to catch pedophiles in the act of trying to have sex with kids. Unlike most of the other 12 defendants in the case, who were sentenced to at least one year in prison, Deck was afforded probation simply because he wore a badge.


Although every other person caught in the same sting received jail time, Deck’s badge apparently granted him special privilege. What’s more, this child predator was allowed to keep his taxpayer-funded medical retirement. And we call this “justice” in the land of the free.




Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.



Image caption: The image on the left is a screen shot of one of the videos Priebe sent to his child victims.


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By B.N. Frank


Verizon and their supporters are bragging again about their generous efforts to “break down the digital divide” for under-resourced American students.  Now they are providing these unsuspecting kids, parents, and schools with free 5G technology when even telecom industry executives have offered NO EVIDENCE that 5G safe and plenty of health experts say it isn’t (see 1, 2, 3).


It’s crazy – Silicon Valley parents are STILL sending their own kids to expensive private low-tech or no-tech schools and desperately trying to keep them away from all exposure to screens.


So doesn’t it seem like the real digital divide is more tech in American schools = less educated kids?


         



      

From Global Citizen:



(5G) is already reaching markets in parts of the United States, and will likely be in widespread use in 2020. Verizon is making sure under-resourced students are not left behind.


Around 10% of the US population lacks reliable access to the internet. For 3 million school children, this digital divide prevents them from reaching their full potential and can limit their educational and career opportunities, particularly in STEM fields. As 5G technology becomes the norm across the country, the digital divide could become even wider, posing a greater barrier to under-resourced students.


That’s why Verizon is working to get ahead of the curve, ensuring these students are not only not left behind, but are among the first to get access to this cutting edge technology.


Through Verizon Innovative Learning, which provides free technology, internet access, and immersive instruction in a classroom setting to students who would otherwise not have access to cutting-edge digital opportunities, Verizon has already begun to roll out 5G service to select middle schools. On the Global Citizen Festival stage on Sept. 28, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, along with artist and activist Pharrell Williams, announced Verizon’s commitment to bringing 5G to 100 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools across the country by 2021, introducing students to vast new learning experiences and tools.


“5G technology will provide extraordinary opportunities in education,” said Rose Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon, in a press release. “The students and teachers in our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools will be at the forefront of this innovation and among the first to explore these transformative 5G learning solutions.”


Verizon Innovative Learning programs give students access to learning experiences that could set them on the path toward highly rewarding careers. Students can learn about various computer coding languages, robotics technology, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Past classes have allowed students to develop video games, fully functioning robots, and more.






Earlier this year, the 5G EdTech Challenge awarded a total of  $1 million in grants to organizations who have created AR and VR experiences, machine learning, AI and mixed reality projects that have the ability to solve for student engagement, teacher preparedness and special needs support through the power of 5G.



Experts and research continues to confirm that high tech educations and excessive screen use are NOT what is best for kids (see 1, 2, 3) – no matter how slick the marketing and who is promoting it.  (Really Pharrell Williams?)  It’s not just about eye damage either (see 1, 2).  Exposure to all sources of Electromagnetic Radiation aka “Electrosmog” is harmful to everyone – especially kids.  This includes 5G.


Not only that  – tech experts have been warning about 5G devices overheating.  Verizon wants to put devices that overheat around kids in schools?






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American opposition and lawsuits against forced widespread 5G installation are increasing every day.  There are too many risks.  They aren’t all biological and environmental either (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).




Activist Post reports regularly about exposure risks from all sources of Electrosmog including 5G.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites.



Americans for Responsible Technology
Center For Safer Wireless
ElectromagneticHealth
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Environmental Health Trust
Generation Zapped
National Association for Children and Safe Technology
Parents for Safe Technology
Physicians for Safe Technology
SafeTechForSchools
5GCrisis
5GExposed
5G Information
The 5G Summit
Whatis5G.Info
Zero5G

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By B.N. Frank


Verizon and their supporters are bragging again about their generous efforts to “break down the digital divide” for under-resourced American students.  Now they are providing these unsuspecting kids, parents, and schools with free 5G technology when even telecom industry executives have offered NO EVIDENCE that 5G safe and plenty of health experts say it isn’t (see 1, 2, 3).


It’s crazy – Silicon Valley parents are STILL sending their own kids to expensive private low-tech or no-tech schools and desperately trying to keep them away from all exposure to screens.


So doesn’t it seem like the real digital divide is more tech in American schools = less educated kids?


         



      

From Global Citizen:



(5G) is already reaching markets in parts of the United States, and will likely be in widespread use in 2020. Verizon is making sure under-resourced students are not left behind.


Around 10% of the US population lacks reliable access to the internet. For 3 million school children, this digital divide prevents them from reaching their full potential and can limit their educational and career opportunities, particularly in STEM fields. As 5G technology becomes the norm across the country, the digital divide could become even wider, posing a greater barrier to under-resourced students.


That’s why Verizon is working to get ahead of the curve, ensuring these students are not only not left behind, but are among the first to get access to this cutting edge technology.


Through Verizon Innovative Learning, which provides free technology, internet access, and immersive instruction in a classroom setting to students who would otherwise not have access to cutting-edge digital opportunities, Verizon has already begun to roll out 5G service to select middle schools. On the Global Citizen Festival stage on Sept. 28, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, along with artist and activist Pharrell Williams, announced Verizon’s commitment to bringing 5G to 100 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools across the country by 2021, introducing students to vast new learning experiences and tools.


“5G technology will provide extraordinary opportunities in education,” said Rose Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon, in a press release. “The students and teachers in our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools will be at the forefront of this innovation and among the first to explore these transformative 5G learning solutions.”


Verizon Innovative Learning programs give students access to learning experiences that could set them on the path toward highly rewarding careers. Students can learn about various computer coding languages, robotics technology, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Past classes have allowed students to develop video games, fully functioning robots, and more.






Earlier this year, the 5G EdTech Challenge awarded a total of  $1 million in grants to organizations who have created AR and VR experiences, machine learning, AI and mixed reality projects that have the ability to solve for student engagement, teacher preparedness and special needs support through the power of 5G.



Experts and research continues to confirm that high tech educations and excessive screen use are NOT what is best for kids (see 1, 2, 3) – no matter how slick the marketing and who is promoting it.  (Really Pharrell Williams?)  It’s not just about eye damage either (see 1, 2).  Exposure to all sources of Electromagnetic Radiation aka “Electrosmog” is harmful to everyone – especially kids.  This includes 5G.


Not only that  – tech experts have been warning about 5G devices overheating.  Verizon wants to put devices that overheat around kids in schools?






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American opposition and lawsuits against forced widespread 5G installation are increasing every day.  There are too many risks.  They aren’t all biological and environmental either (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).




Activist Post reports regularly about exposure risks from all sources of Electrosmog including 5G.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites.



Americans for Responsible Technology
Center For Safer Wireless
ElectromagneticHealth
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Environmental Health Trust
Generation Zapped
National Association for Children and Safe Technology
Parents for Safe Technology
Physicians for Safe Technology
SafeTechForSchools
5GCrisis
5GExposed
5G Information
The 5G Summit
Whatis5G.Info
Zero5G

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By Tyler Durden


As you might remember, if not, we’ll refresh your memory, we reported on a real estate technology company several years ago that wanted to lower the cost of home-selling by using robots and “big data” instead of commission-based real estate agents. Now it seems the trend of replacing real-estate agents with robots is heating up again. This time, robots have already sold nearly two dozen homes in Tennessee.


The home buying process in Tennessee is currently going through a technological revolution.


Prospecting homebuyers, who visit listed Goodall Homes in the state, are greeted with a Segway-like robot that will answer all real estate questions.



         



      

The Tennessean is reporting that Goodall’s robots are situated in listings located in 13 neighborhoods across the Nashville region and Knoxville.


The robots, called Innovative Sales Consultants, have replaced the need for agents or sales associates to be present at a listing when home buyers want to look inside.


So far these robots have sold 25 houses as of mid-Sept, said Amber Davis, the company’s online sales manager.


Chris O’Neal, Goodall’s chief business development officer, told The Tennessean that automation would revolutionize the homebuying process.


“It’s not far-fetched to think that one day, maybe just months away, (our) competition maybe Amazon,” said O’Neal.


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The Tennessean interviewed home buyer Rachael Flynn, who pressed the ring video doorbell at a Goodall model home in Durham Farms and was immediately welcomed by a robot at the door.







“It came to the door. We were buzzed in by the Ring doorbell and she rolled over. It was like a Segway with an iPad,” said Flynn.



The newspaper said a team of six real estate agents operate Goodall’s robots remotely. Conversations between agents and homebuyers are held with FaceTime or Skype. 


Flynn said the home buying experience was similar to a realtor in the same room, but noted a significant problem: the robot had wheels and couldn’t travel up the stairs.


Flynn also said the new process allowed her to visit the home on her own schedule, rather than when the realtor was available.


Goodall’s robots are currently available day and night in ten Nashville region neighborhoods. In Sumner County, the robots are at homes in White House, Durham Farms in Hendersonville, and in Gallatin at Carellton, The Retreat at Fairvue, The Reserve at Cambridge Farms and Patterson Farms.


In Wilson County, the robots are at The Grove at Five Oaks in Lebanon and Oakvale in Mt. Juliet. In Rutherford County, they are at Valleybrook and The Reserve at Marymont Springs in Murfreesboro.





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“To date, Goodall’s sales team has helped nearly 300 people using the ISCs, and have assisted in 25 sales, proving that the new technology is working,” Davis said.


And by 2025, your next real estate agent may be a robot.



This article was sourced from ZeroHedge.com


Image: Goodall Homes screen capture.


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By Matt Agorist


Bakersfield, CA — There is no doubt that California is experiencing a homeless crisis. In certain parts of the state, the homeless problem has turned into a public health issue as well, as many homeless people struggling with addiction have resorted to using public sidewalks as personal toilets. But the only solution that government seems to want offer is more police state. Officials in Bakersfield just announced that they will be solving their homeless problem by throwing people in jail.


Under the plan, homeless people would be rounded up under the ostensible charges of misdemeanor drug offenses or potential trespassing and thrown in a cage. While this idea may appear ridiculous to those who can think outside of the police state, when your only tool is a hammer, everything, even innocent people down on their luck, begin to look like nails.


As the LA Times reports, this tactic would fly in the face of criminal justice reform over the last decade in California, as the state has leaned away from incarceration for low-level, nonviolent drug crimes. It also would counter mainstream thinking on preventing homelessness and addressing the reality of it.


         



      

According to the report, the plan is being spearheaded by Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood and Kern County Dist. Atty. Cynthia Zimmer. And, it has a lot of support.


Naturally, many of the advocates of such a program are ignoring the insane costs of incarcerating thousands of people for “trespassing” or “drug possession.” Sadly, almost no one opposes it.


“The pressure from the public is enormous,” Youngblood said. “When I say that the people in San Francisco and Los Angeles are fed up and they care about this issue, it’s 10 times that in my county.”


While Youngblood said he wants to go after those who are possessing drugs, Zimmer is adamant about kidnapping and caging people for trespassing. Exactly how authorities will determine someone is a homeless trespasser remains up for debate, however.


The idea of using the criminal justice system to attempt to solve a homeless problem has been on the rise in California. As TFTP reported in July, Orange County announced that they will begin arresting people for being homeless in the wrong part of town. As stated above, exactly how they will know a person is homeless, remains unclear.


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According to a report from Fox 11:



Orange County, Calif., reached a settlement that will allow law enforcement to immediately arrest homeless people in certain locations, including the John Wayne Airport, flood control channels and high-risk wilderness areas.


The Orange County Board of Supervisors settled two federal lawsuits filed last year aimed at efforts to clear out hundreds of homeless people who were camped out along the Santa Ana riverbed near Angel Stadium, Los Angeles’s Fox 11 reported.







According to the settlement, two provisions have been established to remove homeless people from the streets. In some areas, cops will immediately arrest people for being homeless. In other areas, however, police will have to first tell the homeless person that they have the option of being forced to go to a shelter. If the person refuses the shelter, then police will arrest them.


It appears that instead of addressing the problem of homelessness with actual solutions like the construction of tiny homes or rehabilitation centers, authorities have turned to the police state. What’s more, the state not only goes after the homeless, but they go after those who try to help them as well.


In the land of the free, government and law enforcement not only wage war on the poor and homeless through various unscrupulous means designed to extract revenue and attack the right to exist, like this ordinance does, but those who try to help the homeless—by feeding, clothing, or sheltering them—also face the wrath of the state. As TFTP has reported, even those who’ve laid down their lives for the state—veterans—and the ones who help them are now being targeted.


Judy Wu, a landlord in San Francisco converted 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units over the last decade which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, rented to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans.


Because they’ve split the units into much smaller ones, the couple is able to provide these veterans with very cheap housing. However, city officials claimed the property was not zoned for this many homes, so they shut down the operation.


One of the most oft repeated phrases by those who advocate for the arrest and mistreatment of homeless people is, “why don’t you let them live in your house?” But many folks actually do try to take in homeless people to help them get back on their feet — an act many governments consider unlawful.




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TFTP has reported on countless instances in which good Samaritans have been fined or threatened with arrest for taking in those in need. In some cases, churches who let homeless families live on their property, have been shut down and the pastors threatened with jail.


As stateless solutions rise up to fix the problem of homelessness — without costing the taxpayer a dime — the state comes in to thwart them. And, as this ordinance enforcement illustrates, the only solution that state proposes to replace it is force. If police violence against the homeless — without this law — is any indicator, the enforcement of this ordinance will not end well.


As TFTP reported last month, however, at least one state is proposing a viable solution to their homeless problem. The Bridge to Work program started in April in Little Rock, Arkansas and pays homeless individuals $9.25 an hour to pick up trash and clean the capitol city of the state.


Canvas Community Church runs the program which was only slated to last 6 months. But Mayor Frank Scott Jr. told reporters that it’s been so successful that he is going to extend the program for another year.




Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this article first appeared. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.



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Activist Post Editor’s Note: As regular readers might know, we often cite Defense One‘s reporting of new developments in military and surveillance technology. We don’t always agree with the pro-military-industrial-complex tone of some of that reporting, but the treatment received by one of their journalists at a U.S. airport is absolutely despicable and highlights the increasingly hostile climate for journalists everywhere.  Perhaps we at least can learn to find some common ground across the political spectrum on the most fundamental issues that threaten our freedom.



By Ben Watson and Bradley Peniston


  Repeating “You write propaganda, right?”, officer held passport until he received an affirmative answer.  


A passport screening official held a Defense One journalist’s passport until he received an affirmative answer to this repeated question: “You write propaganda, right?”


The incident took place about 4 p.m. on Thursday at Dulles International Airport. News Editor Ben Watson was returning from an assignment in Denmark when he entered permanent resident reentry aisle No. 17 at Dulles. After the Customs and Border Protection official asked the usual question about undeclared fruit or meat, the interaction took an unusual and unsettling turn.


         



      

Watson recalls the conversation:


CBP officer, holding Watson’s passport: “What do you do?”


Watson: “Journalism.”




CBP officer: “So you write propaganda, right?”


Watson: “No.”


CBP officer: “You’re a journalist?”


Watson: “Yes.”


CBP officer: “You write propaganda, right?”


Watson: “No. I am in journalism. Covering national security. And homeland security. And with many of the same skills I used in the U.S. Army as a public affairs officer. Some would argue that’s propaganda.”


CBP officer: “You’re a journalist?”






Watson: “Yes.”


CBP officer: “You write propaganda, right?”


Watson waited five seconds. Then: “For the purposes of expediting this conversation, yes.”


CBP officer, a fourth time: “You write propaganda, right?”


Watson, again: “For the purposes of expediting this conversation, yes.”


CBP officer: “Here you go.”


At that point, the CBP officer handed back the passport.


The CBP official’s behavior appeared to violate the spirit, and possibly the letter, of DHS’s internal Directive 0480.1, “Ethics/Standards of Conduct”; DHS Code of Conduct § 102-74.445; and possibly U.S. Customs and Border Protection Directive 51735-013A, “Standards of Conduct.”





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Watson has filed a civil rights complaint with DHS.


Over the past year, several journalists have reported being harassed and even detained by U.S. customs agents. In February, CBP officials apologized to a BuzzFeed reporter who was aggressively questioned upon entering New York’s JFK Airport. In June, freelance reporter Seth Harp described his hours-long detention by CBP officers in the Austin, Texas, airport. In August, British journalist James Dwyer said he was harassed as “fake news” by a CBP agent at Los Angeles International Airport. “He wanted to know if I’d ever worked for CNN or MSNBC or other outlets that are ‘spreading lies to the American people,’ ” he tweeted, per a Washington Post story that links to other instances of CBP harassment of journalists.


The Post also noted that in April, the United States’ ranking in the annual World Freedom Press Index dropped for a third year in a row. It classified the treatment of journalists in the United States as “problematic,” a first in the 17 years the report has been issued. The report’s authors attributed the decline “to President Trump’s anti-press rhetoric and continuing threats to journalists,” the Post reported at the time.


Watson, who writes the D Brief newsletter and produces the Defense One Radio podcast, said that he’d never before encountered a CBP officer who’d tried to extract a statement in this way. And he noted that the incident was particularly striking in the wake of his reporting trip, during which Danish officials had voiced concerns about a global decline in respect for and adherence to a rules-based order, beginning in the United States.


The DHS press office did not respond by publication time to multiple emails and phone calls requesting comment.




 Ben Watson is news editor for Defense One. He previously worked for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Here and Now” in Washington, D.C. Watson served for five years in the U.S. Army, where he was an award-winning combat cameraman and media advisor for southern Afghanistan’s special operations …   Full bio


 Bradley Peniston is deputy editor of Defense One. A national security journalist for two decades, he helped launch Military.com, served as managing editor of Defense News, and was editor of Armed Forces Journal. His books include No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian …   Full bio



This article was sourced from Defense One.


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By B.N. Frank


For the next few weeks unless you DON’T turn on the TV, surf the internet, read social media, or leave the house at all, it will be impossible to forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In fact, you probably know at least one person who has experienced Breast Cancer firsthand – maybe it’s you.


For many years, Breast Cancer Survivor, Tiffany Frantz, has been tireless in her efforts in alerting women to the dangers of carrying their cell phones in their bras.  In 2013, she appeared on the Dr. Oz show and convinced him to warn women as well.


Dr. Oz:  “For everyone, I want you to take the phone out of your bra and don’t put it back.”


         



      


Dr. Oz had actually been warning about health risks from cell phone radiation exposure since 2009! Many health experts have been.




There has been plenty of research published since 2009 and 2013 that has determined that cell phones and WiFi radiation exposure can increase cancer risk in our bodies AS WELL AS cause other undesirable health issues.



If you weren’t already aware, CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS WERE FILED in August against several Smartphone models for exceeding current federal RF Safety Standards.  These safety standards are over 20 years old and don’t apply to how we use wireless devices or how we are exposed to them today.  Despite all of this, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) still refuses to change them.


Activist Post reports regularly about health issues caused by exposure to all sources of “Electrosmog” which includes cell phone and WiFi Radiation.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:



Center For Safer Wireless
Electricsense
ElectromagneticHealth
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
EMF Safety Network
Environmental Health Trust
Generation Zapped
Physicians for Safe Technology
We Are The Evidence
Wireless Information Network


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How much longer will it be where we compare the daily news to “something out of dystopian science fiction” and instead admit that it’s already our reality?


The merger of human and machine is a dream long in the making, as well as the centralized management of behavior, and it’s clearly starting to bear fruit.


Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media discusses a book called The Prometheus Project published in 1969 by physics professor Gerald Feinberg.  His background is interesting in itself, but what he says about transhumanist technologies and “long-range goals” for humanity’s “universal consciousness” is something everyone needs to hear.


Should the goals of the human race be set by a small elite group, or by as many people as wish to take part in the discussion. — Gerald Feinberg.


         



      


Aaron & Melissa Dykes are the founders of TruthstreamMedia.com, Subscribe to them on BitChute, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, support on Patreon.


Watch their mini-documentary Obsolete here and their full-length documentary THE MINDS OF MEN here.


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Huffington Post General Discussion / Do I Need ID to Ride a Train?
« Last post by administrator on October 04, 2019, 07:42:13 PM »

      

By Edward Hasbrouck


We’ve been trying for years to find out what the real story is with respect to ID requirements for travel by train, especially on Amtrak.


Amtrak and Greyhound ID policies and practices are of paramount importance to the mobility of undocumented people and people who, whether or not they are eligible for or have chosen to obtain government-issued ID credentials, don’t want to show their papers to government agents as a condition of exercising their right to freedom of movement.


Amtrak and Greyhound policies and practices will become even more important if the government and/or airlines further restrict air travel by people who don’t have, or don’t show, ID credentials that comply with the REAL-ID Act.


The latest responses to our requests for federal and state public records reveal more about passenger railroad policies and practices, but still don’t give a clear answer.


         



      

What we can say at this point, based on the records disclosed to us to date, is that:



There are substantial discrepancies and contradictions between what the TSA has told Amtrak to do, what Amtrak tells its own staff about what is required, what Amtrak tells travelers about what is required and the basis for those requirements, and what Amtrak staff actually do. Those variations make it impossible to determine unambiguously what “the rules” are for Amtrak travel, or what is “required”.
Some of Amtrak’s claims, including its claim that passengers are required by the TSA to have and to show ID to travel by Amtrak, are blatant lies.

TSA Security Directive RAILPAX-04-02, cited by Amtrak in its employee manual as the basis for demanding that passengers show ID, requires Amtrak to “request” (not demand) that passengers show ID, but does not purport to require passengers to respond to such requests and does not prescribe any sanctions on passengers for failure, refusal, or inability to show ID.
Amtrak has instructed its staff that “If the customer responds they are 18 or older and do not have valid identification, … the Amtrak police must be notified by the quickest available means away from the customer,” but also that, “Failure to possess the proper photo identification is not, by itself, sufficient reason to have the customer removed from the train.” Amtrak has not yet responded to our FOIA request for Amtrak Police policies and staff directives for what to do in such cases.
Although Amtrak is unquestionably an instrumentality of the Federal government, and transportation by Amtrak is unquestionably a Federal government activity, the list of ID credentials deemed acceptable by Amtrak does not correspond to the list of forms of ID deemed by the DHS to be acceptable for “Federal purposes” pursuant to the REAL-ID Act of 2005.  Amtrak says it accepts several forms of ID that do not comply with the REAL-ID Act. None of Amtrak’s ID policies, procedures, or staff directives disclosed to date mention the REAL-ID Act or when or how it might be implemented by Amtrak, although records of such policies or of discussions related to them would be responsive to some of our pending FOIA requests.

Where does this leave undocumented long-distance travelers, including those who turn to Amtrak as a government-operated common carrier of last resort?


Many people travel by Amtrak every day without having or showing ID. But many other people are harassed for traveling by Amtrak without ID, or are unable to buy tickets.


As with ID to fly and many other requests and demands made of air travelers, there are no “rules” for ID to travel by Amtrak train. Travelers have to guess which of the contradictory published or secret policies might be applied, or what Amtrak ticketing and passenger services staff or police might do if a passenger doesn’t have, or doesn’t show, ID.


Real-world practices don’t always follow policies. Many Amtrak employees, particularly onboard train crews, dislike being ordered to spy on passengers or deny transportation to people without documents. In practice, they often ignore orders to check passengers’ ID, or allow passengers without ID to travel without calling in the Amtrak Police.


Have you traveled by Amtrak without ID, or tried to do so? How did it go? We are especially interested in hearing from people who were asked to show ID on Amtrak, the Alaska Railroad, or any other trains, and did not do so. Were you put off the train? Were the Amtrak Police and/or other police called? If so, what did the police do?






What about other passenger trains?


The Alaska Railroad is subject to the same TSA Security Directive as Amtrak, pursuant to which the Alaska Railroad is required to request ID from passengers, but passengers are not required by the TSA to respond to such requests.


Like Amtrak, the Alaska Railroad lies about this to travelers, falsely claiming that, “The Transportation Security Administration requires that any Alaska Railroad passenger 18 years of age or older present a government issued photo ID, or two forms of ID, one of which must be issued by a government authority.”


Other passenger railroads are subject to a different TSA Security Directive, “RAILPAX-04-01”. This directive is mentioned in the TSA’s regulations for passenger rail operators, but has not yet been made public.


We requested copies of RAILPAX-04-01 from the four largest passenger rail systems subject to this TSA directive  — New Jersey Transit and Metro-North (both of which operate on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor main line over  tracks owned by and shared with Amtrak), the Long Island Railroad, and Metra (Chicago area) — as well as from several California public regional and commuter rail agencies and operators.




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Several of these agencies responded with copies of  a consultant’s report describing measures required by RAILPAX-04-1. But the consultant’s report doesn’t mention any ID requirements, and all of the agencies that have responded to our requests to date have claimed that they don’t have any copies of the TSA directive itself.


The US has achieved a situation similar to that in China, where people with too low a social credit score may be allowed to travel by slow train, but not by high-speed train.


If you have ID, you can take a government-operated Amtrak Acela high-speed train directly from New Haven to Philadelphia. If you don’t have ID, you can make the same trip, on the same tracks, but you might have to take local commuter trains that are less comfortable and make many more stops, changing from Metro-North to New Jersey Transit at Penn Station in New York City, and again from NJ Transit to SEPTA in Trenton.


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By Simon Black, Sovereign Man


Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty and finances.


New York City starts banning words


You can now be fined $250,000 in New York City for using the term “illegal alien” in a negative way according to new guidance from the City’s Commission on Human Rights.


This applies to landlords, employers, and in public accommodations.


So if a landlord says, “I can’t rent to illegal aliens,” or a prospective employer says, “I can’t hire you because you’re an illegal alien,” you could be facing a quarter of a million dollar fine.


Click here for the full story.


         



      

Nurse takes newborn away after parents refuse vitamin K shot


A newborn’s first twelve hours of life were spent without her parents after they told a nurse not to administer a vitamin K shot.


The nurse announced she was reporting the family to child services, and left the room with the infant.


An old Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) policy classified parents who refused the vitamin K shot as negligent. The policy had been rescinded, but hospital staff still routinely use it to threaten parents.


The baby was returned without explanation. The next day a DCFS employee visited the parents and said there would be no actions taken, but that someone would still have to visit their home to check on the other children.


That’s what you get for having the nerve to choose what elective medical treatments you think are best for your child.


Click here for the full story.


Germany proposes three years in prison for insulting EU flag


It’s already illegal in Germany to insult foreign flags and German national emblems.


We’ve highlighted a case where a German man living in Germany was charged for reading an offensive poem about the Turkish Dictator.


Now, one chamber of the German legislature has passed a law that will apply those rules to the European Union as well.


Germans could get three years in prison for denigrating the ‘values’ of the European Union.


(We’re curious whether those EU values include negative interest rates?)


If the second chamber passes the bill, it will become hate speech to speak out against the European Union, insult its flag, or criticize its anthem.


Click here for the full story.


Flag of communist China raised above Boston City Hall




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How far Boston has fallen since 1776.


To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Communist takeover of China, the Chinese Progressive Association of Boston held a ceremony and raised the Chinese Communist flag over city hall.


With a death toll of at least 45 million, Communism in China is nothing to celebrate… making this a clear indication of how powerfully the Socialist fever is gripping the Land of the Free.


Click here for the full story.


Police SWAT team responds to meme


A “Threat Assessment Unit” in full SWAT tactical gear stormed a Florida man’s home after he posted a meme.


The man shared a picture of former National Rife Association President Charlton Heston holding a rifle, with a caption of Heston’s catchphrase– “from my cold dead hands.”


In the post, the man named three local anti-gun politicians, and said he hoped they were the ones who would come to confiscate his guns.


One of the politicians’ wife reported the meme, saying she felt threatened.


And that was more than enough for the police to enter the man’s home (without a warrant) to interrogate him.




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Utah woman arrested and charged for being topless in her own home


If you’ve ever installed insulation, you know how aggravating the little fiberglass pieces can be on your skin.


So a Utah woman and her husband stripped their shirts off so they wouldn’t get fiberglass all over the house on the way to the shower.


The woman’s stepchildren saw her bare chested. That, she said, was a little embarrassing. But she used it as a teaching moment to ask why topless men and women should be treated any differently?


A year or two passed and suddenly the woman was arrested and charged with lewdness in front of a child.


Click here for the full story.



This article was sourced from The Daily Bell.


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