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Doom Trip: Portishead Singer, Doom Trio Cover Black Sabbath Classic

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The recording industry seems at a loss when it comes to internet-era business. So it’s no surprise that recent history’s best idea for sales of physical product came from retailers: Record Store Day. In the last few years, more labels and bands are creating exclusive content for the shoppers’ holiday, and the whole enterprise is gaining steam. Sure, the day’s yield amounts to a drop in the…

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Is Christianity A Threat To The National Security State? – Mike Swanson

Revelations over the past week that the NSA has been spying on world leaders are very troubling. NSA chiefs have claimed that they only spy on people that are potential terrorist threats.

So either they are lying or they see these leaders as potential enemies. Perhaps they do.

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Over the past few days it has been revealed that the NSA launched a spy program against the Catholic Pope. This is the…

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Obama Is Still Hiding the Legal Cover He Used to Kill an American

The Obama Administration has fought for years to hide its legal rationale for killing an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, after putting him on a secret kill list. Citizens have an interest in knowing whether the White House follows the law, especially when the stakes are as high as ending a life without due process. President Obama has fought to ensure his legal reasoning would never be…

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Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’ – Cornucopia Institute

A group of scientists and food activists is launching a campaign Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. They’re releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new “open source pledge” that’s intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely.

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It’s inspired by the example of open source software, which is freely available for anyone to use…

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The mentality of J Edgar Hoover’s FBI undergirds today’s surveillance state

The new documentary 1971, about the formerly anonymous FBI burglars who exposed the crimes of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, debuted to a rapt audience at the Tribeca film festival last night. As the filmmakers noted in an interview with the AP, the parallels between Nixon-era FBI whistleblowers and Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations are almost eerie in their similarity.

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But while the NSA…

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The Establishment’s War on Rand Paul by Justin Raimondo

The war is on – no, not that war, this war: I’m talking about the GOP establishment’s war on Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, whose presidential campaign has taken wing and soared. And it isn’t just the Karl Roves and Peter Kings of this world who are up in arms over the prospect of an anti-interventionist libertarian in the White House: they’re getting plenty of tactical support from “liberals” like…

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Religious Leaders Release “Easter Statement” Calling For End To Drug War

A broad coalition of Christian leaders have taken the occasion of the holiest day on the Christian calendar to release a statement calling for the end of the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

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“The cross that faith leaders are imploring others to take up is this unjust, and immoral war on drugs and mass incarceration of the poor. In particular, poor black and brown young adults whose futures…

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Abolish the ATF – Laurence Vance

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is under fire by Republicans and conservatives yet again. And for good reason.

First it was the “Fast and Furious” operation in Phoenix, where ATF agents allowed illegal gun sales that were believed to be ultimately for Mexican drug cartels in order to track the buyers and sellers. It resulted in about 1,300 weapons’ being unaccounted…

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