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'Any Time US Official Visits Ukraine, Some Attack Happens Afterward'

What a surprise:  Viktoria "F- the EU" Nuland visited Ukraine this week and the US-backed government subsequently launched a massive artillery attack against the independence-seeking eastern provinces. This pattern has been repeated numerous times, particularly when a high-ranking State Department or CIA official visits. Asked by RT whether Kiev is beginning a major operation against the East with the blessing of Washington, RPI Director Daniel McAdams points out that the US has yet to condemn the Ukrainian government for its many violations of the ceasefire which indicates that the new attacks are in keeping with US foreign policy.
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Jacob Hornberger’s Outstanding Jury Nullification Overview

Isn’t it absurd that a prosecutor and judge will tell a jury to find a defendant guilty even if jury members think what the defendant did — possessing or selling an illegal drug, for example — should be legal? Doesn’t such a restriction on jurors fly in the face of the historical power of jurors to judge both the facts and the law instead of being just another tool for enforcing the many volumes of statutes, regulations, and case law that define criminal offenses in America? 

In a new outstanding video presentation, Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob Hornberger answers these questions and more, presenting the history of American jury nullification dating back to British law as well as the still exercisable power of a juror to decide a defendant is not guilty because the juror disagrees with the criminalization of the defendant’s actions.
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NATO: 'We Are The World'

How appropriate to their outsized egos and ambitions that the foreign ministers of NATO countries joined arms and hands to sing an impromptu rendition of the 1980s aid to Africa fundraiser song "We Are The World" yesterday at a military alliance meeting in Turkey.
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Sen. Bob Corker Thinks the NSA Is Collecting Too Little of Our Private Information!

United States Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) made news on Wednesday with his astounding comment that he is “shocked” by “how little data” the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting via the US government’s mass surveillance program and with his advocacy that the program “needs to be ramped up hugely.” Considering the vast scope of the spying program, Corker’s plea for yet more snooping appears to be a call for God-like omniscience.

Indeed, Corker is all but calling for the US government to seek the kind of all-seeing power Jesus described God as possessing when Jesus told the disciples that God has numbered the individual hairs on a person’s head and knows when a sparrow falls to the ground.
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Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Two-Minute Case against Extending Expiring PATRIOT Act Provisions

Judge Andrew Napolitano presents this week at the Fox News website his concise, two-minute argument for the United States Congress allowing some of the most liberty-threatening PATRIOT Act provisions to expire at the end of this month. Napolitano, who packs much powerful analysis and information into the short video presentation, argues that the PATRIOT Act both “completely destroys the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution” and “doesn’t keep us safe.”
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Radical Texas Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes in State House Committee

Texas took a step toward leapfrogging past all the states that have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use so far. In March, Texas State Rep. David Simpson introduced legislation (HB 2165) that would remove references to marijuana from the state criminal code so the plant would be legal just as are tomatoes. And, you know what, Simpson’s bold, no-compromise, forget about “taxing and regulating” move is yielding success in a state many people write off as destined either to never legalize marijuana or to be one of the last states to legalize marijuana. On Wednesday, the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved Simpson’s bill by a 5 to 2 bipartisan majority — after HB 2165 was moderated in the committee to retain marijuana restrictions for juveniles.
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Thank the US-backed Saudi Attack for the Rise of Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s United States-backed attack on Yemen is contributing to the rise of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) in Yemen. This is the verdict of Ron Paul Institute Academic Board Member Hillary Mann Leverett in a very informative interview on the CCTV show The Heat this week.

Speaking with host Anand Naidoo, Leverett presents an overview of the ongoing Saudi attack on Yemen, which Leverett notes is “a wide-ranging bombing campaign that has bombed hospitals, has bombed refugee centers, has bombed civilian targets, as well as what [the Saudi Arabian government] may characterize as military targets.” She also addresses in the interview how, despite the attack on Yemen being promoted as the means to defeat the Houthis, the Houthis are “clearly coming out ahead.” In addition, Leverett argues that both al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen are benefiting from the attacks.
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