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Children Of The American Police State: Just Another Brick In The Wall

If you want a nation of criminals, treat the citizenry like criminals. If you want young people who grow up seeing themselves as prisoners, run the schools like prisons. But if you want to raise up a generation who will actually operate with justice, fairness, accountability and equality towards each other and their government, then run the schools like freedom forums. Remove the metal detectors and surveillance cameras, re-assign the cops elsewhere, and start treating our nation’s young people like citizens of a republic and not inmates in a police state.

FBI Probing If "Russian Hackers" Breached The New York Times, News Agencies

It's them Ruskies again! With pressure on Obama over his visit to Louisiana, and Hillary facing an avalanche of headlines over her "email crimes," it is time for a distraction... CNN reports, hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

"A Date Which Will Live In Infamy" - President Nixon's Decision To Abandon The Gold Standard

Instead of impeachment proceedings and his ultimate resignation for the juvenile break in at the headquarters of the nation’s other ruling crime syndicate, Nixon should have been imprisoned for this deliberate and destructive act which has led, in large measure, to the nation’s crushing and insurmountable debt burden, reoccurring booms and busts, and now economic stagnation.

"Evidence Points To Another Snowden At The NSA"

"Rather than the NSA hacking tools being snatched as a result of a sophisticated cyber operation by Russia or some other nation, it seems more likely that an employee stole them. If Snowden could not have stolen the hacking tools, there are indications that after he departed in May 2013, someone else did, possibly someone assigned to the agency’s highly sensitive Tailored Access Operations."

"Clinton Defense" Popularity Surges In Espionage Cases

The "Clinton Defense" is becoming a popular argument in the cases of many "rank-and-file" military personnel facing espionage charges for "far lesser offenses" than those committed by Clinton.  Though at least one expert "doubts" whether the defense will be "effective."  Shocking.

Paul Tudor Jones Emerges As Latest Mega Bear With Record Surge In S&P Puts

It appears that Paul Tudor Jones is even more bearish than George Soros, based on the surge in the fund's S&P puts, which rose from $490 million notional to $1.7 billion notional, a nearly four-fold increase, and making it the biggest such position in the fund's history. In fact, as of this moment, PTJ's gross put exposure amounts to 37% of his entire disclosed long equity exposure of just over $4.7 billion.

Options Traders Have Never Been More Bullish

With speculative positioning in VIX futures at record shorts (most bullish), and speculative longs in Dow and Nasdaq at or near record highs, we have one more "most hated rally" statistic to add to the pile of exuberance. The open interest in S&P 500 ETF (SPY) call options has never been higher as the last few days panic-buying leveraged long positions lifted exposure above summer 2011 highs...

10 Orwellian Moments Found In The Newly Leaked Private NSA Newsletters

The Intercept recently began releasing batches of top secret internal newsletters from the most important division of the NSA, the Signals Intelligence Directorate, or SIGINT. This is basically the spy division. The internal newsletter, SIDtoday, was never meant to be read by anyone outside of the agency, but it trickled out with the Snowden leak and has been waiting for proper publication. The Intercept will release nine years worth of articles in batches. So far there have been two, and they contain hundreds of articles. After reading hundreds of them, here is a list of the most Orwellian SIDtoday NSA newsletters...

Mysterious Group Hacks The NSA

A mysterious, previously unknown hacking group say they’ve breached the Equation Group, a secretive organization widely speculated to be an offshoot of the National Security Agency. The hackers have provided some files including what could be parts of the agency’s surveillance tools, but are demanding millions of dollars in bitcoins for the rest.

What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In Q2: The Full 13-F Summary

Today is the deadline for hedge funds to submit their Q2 13-F filings. Among the more notable changes was the previously reported 55% increase in Warren Buffett's Apple shares, offset by the cut in his Wal-Mart stake; Elliott's addition to stakes in security firms Qualys, Fortinet, CyberArk; ValueAct's new stakes in Morgan Stanley, Seagate; Tiger's exit of Netflix; Jana addition of Time Inc, and Soros' cut of his gold miner positions.

David Tepper Is "On Guard" As "Central Banks Are Starting To Distort Stock Markets"

David Tepper is now "on guard", according to CNBC's Kate Kelly, who reports that the Appalloosa billionaire suggest investors "should put some money in cash rather than going too short, the source added." However, his concern is that "central bank stimulus, which has distorted bond markets around the world already, may be starting to affect stock markets as well."

Convicted Spy Is Using Hillary's "Lack Of Intent" Defense To Seek Leniency

A Navy sailor who has pleaded guilty to espionage charges for photographing classified areas of a nuclear submarine is citing Hillary Clinton’s email setup in an effort to avoid jail time. Lawyers for Kristian Saucier told a federal court in Connecticut on Friday that the Justice Department’s decision not to press charges against Clinton, despite the existence of classified material on more than 100 messages on her machine, was one of several cases that should compel a reduced sentence.