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How Law is Suffocating America: Examples of Government Bureaucracy & Excessive Regulations (1995)

Philip K. Howard (born 1948), is an American lawyer and writer. Based in New York, Howard is a noted commentator on the effects of modern law and bureaucracy on human behavior and the workings of society. He is the Founder and Chair of Common Good, a nonpartisan, nonprofit legal reform coalition which is proposing a broad overhaul of American law and government. His new book, The Rule of Nobody, will be published in early 2014.

Howard is the author of The Death of Common Sense (1995), a bestseller which chronicles how overly detailed law has similar effects as central planning; The Collapse of the Common Good (2002), which describes how fear of litigation corrodes daily interaction; and Life Without Lawyers (2009), which proposes rebuilding reliable legal boundaries to define an open field of freedom where people are free to focus on accomplishing their goals, not protecting themselves from legal interference. Howard is a periodic contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and serves as a correspondent for The He also regularly speaks at universities, judicial conferences, think tanks, and other conferences, and has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress.
Howard has attracted broad support for his ideas. In September 2010, New York Times columnist David Brooks highlighted Howard's work on "the responsibility deficit" and embraced his solution for a "great streamlining," calling it "the crucial theme of the moment". Howard's speech at the 2010 TED conference was praised by TED's current CEO, Chris Anderson, as "stunning"[2] and something that he wished "every member of Congress, every Supreme Court justice would see".[3] Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley praised Howard's Life Without Lawyers as "a real wake-up call from one of America's finest public minds,"[4] while Washington Post columnist George Will deemed it "2009's most needed book on public affairs."[5] In November 2010, Howard was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he talked about starting a movement to streamline government and restore individual responsibility at every level of society.[6]
Trial lawyers and consumer groups are Howard's most vocal critics. They have accused him of having a "deep disregard for public use of the justice system"[7] and favoring corporate over consumer interests. He has also been accused of offering a vision of American society that is too narrow, as Dahlia Lithwick writes in her Newsweek review of Life Without Lawyers: "... the one thing scarier than a bus full of lawyers is a bus without them."[8]
Howard has worked closely with leaders of both major political parties in the United States. He wrote the introduction to Vice President Al Gore's Common Sense Government, and has also advised a number of governors, including Democrats Lawton Chiles of Florida and Zell Miller of Georgia and Republicans Jeb Bush of Florida and Mitch Daniels of Indiana. He was also a special adviser on regulatory simplification to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Arthur Levitt.
Howard is a prominent civic leader in New York City, responsible for chairing the committee that installed the "Tribute in Light" memorial for victims of the September 11 attacks, and is Chair Emeritus of the Municipal Art Society.

Ukraine & Libya descending into Civil War -- Mike Rivero

What Really Happened Radio Show: Michael Rivero Monday May 19 2014: (Commercial Free Video)

Michael Rivero is the webmaster of and host of the What Really Happened radio shows on the Republic Broadcasting Network. Formerly with NASA, Michael transitioned his image processing skills (along with a brief stint as an actor) into the then-new motion picture computer animation field and has worked on films such as "Star Trek", "The Day After Tomorrow", and has supervised visual effects on "Brainscan," "LOST", and "Hawaii Five-0." Michael has taken a sabbatical from film work to focus all his efforts on peace activism. Michaels foray into blogging began before the word was even invented, and happened almost by accident when he spotted a suspicious photograph being broadcast on ABC news in 1994 related to the death of White House deputy Council Vincent Foster. Since that sudden beginning, Michaels website has expanded to cover diverse topics including the JFK assassination, the accidental shoot-down of TWA 800, election fraud, health issues, Saddams non-existent nuclear weapons, 9-11, the economy, and of course, the lies used to trick the United States into wars of conquest on Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran. Michael resides in Hawaii with his wife Claire, who is a composer and creates much of theme music used on the What Really Happened radio show.

Elizabeth Warren -- 'A Fighting Chance' for every American

Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her new book, "A Fighting Chance," in which she criticizes the big banks and Washington politicians for weakening America's middle class. Warren advocates for a hike in the minimum wage to ensure today's middle class gets the same opportunities her family had, and discusses reform for banking and student loans.

Dr. Alveda King -- Alex Jones Show - VIDEO Commercial Free : Monday (5-19-14)

On this powerful Monday, May 19 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex breaks down the latest in sheer criminality and corruption coming out of Washington, D.C. Former NSA chief Keith B. Alexander is once again trying to justify the vast monitoring of millions of Americans by claiming that the odds for a future terrorist attack are increasing. Also, the Washington Times is now covering Operation Choke Point, the Justice Dept.'s ambitious new plan we reported on several weeks ago in which the DOJ is attempting to shut down gun shops by making it harder for them to perform financial transactions. On today's show, the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda King, talks to Alex about the modern day black genocide as millions of African-American babies are aborted and what we can do to restore the sanctity of life in America. Alex also takes your calls to hear your take and more!


Former Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Sha Zukang has warned that the dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands could lead to World War III.
Citing a Chinese-language piece written by Zukang for the the pro-regime Global Times, a report in the China Times says that Zukang warned of the futility of going to war over "those two tiny rocks," a reference to the disputed islands which have become the center of a geopolitical tug of war between China and Japan, with the United States and South Korea also becoming embroiled.

"If China started a war with Japan, it would be much larger than both the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, said Sha. The United States and Japan should cooperate with China to maintain regional peace," states the report.

Zukang's rhetoric sounds somewhat alarmist but it is not that different in tone from sober analysts such as Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, who warned that the escalating crisis represents a "watershed moment for the world" and means "Asia is on the cusp of a full-blown arms race."
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Zukang was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last year as the under-secretary-general for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He also served as Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
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Zukang is known as an outspoken figure who previously said the United States should "shut up" over its complaints about Beijing's military build-up.

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The House and Senate Armed Services Committees have reached an agreement on the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Twenty-two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles will next year be added to Russia's nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

"We intend to continue prioritizing the development of the main component of our strategic nuclear deterrent," Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces.

Celente Warns: The Collapse of 2014: "If You Don't Have Your Money In Your Pocket It's Not Yours agenda nwo The 1984 grid has been set up, its been being set up for a long time. White boxes on telephone poles across America that track EVERYTHING YOU DO... What is the point of that? Safety? From who? The same terrorists the US government funds. nsa prism

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "The Ultimate Sacrifice?" - (5/14/14)

"Within only 2 years China has produced more cement than the United States has in the entire 20th century, the real reason behind soldiers dying for the "ultimate sacrifice" & as more people are unemployed the levels of obesity are also rising."

Gerald Celente is One of the best-known futurists in the country is Gerald Celente. He is the founder of the Trends Research Institute. He is also the best-selling author of Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking. He has appeared on several of the largest media outlets in the world, offering his predictions for the future. His forecasts have often proved to be highly accurate.

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The Trends Research Institute The Martial Artist of Trend Forecasting —The purpose of trend forecasting is to provide insights and directions in anticipation of what the future may bring – and to be prepared for the unexpected.
Gerald Celente, a Close Combat practitioner and black belt trainer, well understands the importance of proacting rather than reacting: "The first rule of Close Combat is to attack the attacker. Action is faster than reaction. The same holds true for the future. You know the future is coming … attack it before it attacks you."

Founder of The Trends Research Institute in 1980, Gerald Celente is a pioneer trend strategist. He is author of the national bestseller Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking (Warner Books) – "Far better than Megatrends," and publisher of the internationally circulated Trends Journal newsletter.
Political Atheist — Gerald Celente is a political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is "think for yourself," observes and analyzes the current events forming future trends for what they are – not for the way he wants them to be.

Elizabeth Warren : Washington Is Rigged for the Rich

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts reads from her book A Fighting Chance and argues that tax loopholes, lobbyists, and Republican cronies are taking money and power away from America's families.

What Really Happened to Flight MH370 ?

 Exclusive: The Real Story Of Flight MH370

What happened to Flight MH370? This probing investigation looks at the minutes and hours after the aircraft went off the radar, revealing new information about the sequence of events that night.

"It's without precedent. How can a modern jet airliner just disappear?" Since 7:24 on the morning of March 8th, when the governing body of Malaysia Airlines released a statement announcing it had lost contact with a Boeing 777 bound for Beijing, the world - aviation experts, computer scientists, and the public alike - has been asking the same question. Flying conditions were almost perfect: minimal wind and cloud forecast along the six-hour flightpath, and in the cockpit, a 30-year veteran of the airline with more than 18,000 hours of flying experience and an unblemished record of service. But with fingers being pointed at Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, and suspicions surrounding the emergency response yet unappeased, this incisive report goes straight to the source. In their first televised interview, the family of the arraigned pilot speak candidly about the fallout of the tragedy, and in an exclusive one-on-one interview, the country's embattled Defence Minister offers his view on who might be behind the mysterious disappearance. With never-before-heard testimony, this doc offers a rare insight into a matter clouded by speculation. "Zaharie was an invisible pilot. All pilots like to be invisible, meaning bosses don't know about them."

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Why Democracy is Doomed to Fail - Stefan Molyneux

Why Democracy Always Fails - Peter Schiff Radio Show May 15th, 2014

Stefan Molyneux guest hosts the Peter Schiff Radio Show and discusses why democracy is doomed to failure, a case for anarchism, the flaws of objectivism and a motivational speech for the unindoctrinated.

WW3 Alert -- Tokyo to send troops to Disputed islands

The survey shows 51 percent of the Japanese oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to increase the collective self-defense rights. Over 55 percent of the respondents preferred to see the government focus on economic and labor issues, rather than change security policies. Japan's constitution prohibits the deployment of any armed forces to international wars, but the current government says a change in security policy is needed as the country is locked in a territorial dispute with China. Meanwhile, reports say Tokyo is planning to send troops to three islands in the far southwest. Both Tokyo and Beijing claim the ownership of the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu Dao in China.

Ukraine - US Nuclear deal may lead to Apocalyptic Catastrophe

Political turmoil and violence in Ukraine's east are not the only challenges facing the country right now. Energy supplies are a major concern, and Kiev has decided to use US nuclear fuel at its atomic plants which constitute a major part of the country's power grid. RT's Irina Galushko explains why many fear Kiev is jeopardizing safety for politics.

Italy's Secret Toxic Waste Crisis

On the foothills of Mount Vesuvius a new threat has emerged. Known as the "triangle of death"; 20 tonnes of toxic waste have been illegally dumped by the Mafia, causing child cancer rates to double.

"The ground is smouldering with unnatural fumes", explains Enzo Tosti, a local activist. As the fumes rise, lethal contamination spreads into the local farms and the aquifers surrounding Naples. The effect of the Mafia waste disposal has been devastating as these toxins have now found their way into the food chain, causing "carcinogenic, mutagenic damage" and an upsurge in child cancer rates. Carmine Schiavone, the former Mafia boss in charge of disposing the toxic waste, has a price on his head. But he has now had a turn of conscience. Exposing that the waste near Naples was dumped under the "knowledge of senior officials", Schiavone also indicates that Naples isn't the only place in Italy facing this toxic time bomb.

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Indian Elections boost Gold Prices

India's Elections Add Shine to Physical Gold Prices

Elections in India offered favorable outlook for the physical gold market as the incoming ruling party may reduce tariffs levied last year that hurt prices. RJO Futures senior market strategist Phil Streible tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that the new election may help boost prices as the country backs off its taxing of the yellow metal, which is a popular asset for India's citizens. Offsetting that positive news was the latest commitment of traders report that found institutions ratcheted up their short positions on gold during last week. Gold climbed above $1,300 on Monday.

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