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Solar Panel Users Sell Excess Power To Electric
Companies, Says GAO - Mar. 19th, 2017

Solar power can be a financial boon to those who employ the technology at
their house or place of business, states the GAO.
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Saudi Arabia Is The Danger Mr. Trump, Not Islam - Mar.
31st, 2017

Osama bin Laden and most of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia - yet
Trump fails to mention Saudis in his travel bans.
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Two-Thirds of Active Corporations Pay No Federal
Income Tax - Apr. 18th, 2017

'From 2006 to 2012, at least two-thirds of all active corporations had no federal
income tax liability,' states the GAO.
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Does U.S. Routinely Prosecute Whistleblowers And
Journalists? - Apr. 30th, 2017

After all, nothing frightens tyrants quite as much as an outbreak of the truth.
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U.S. Officials Don’t Know How Much Money Pentagon
Spends On Contractors - May 20th, 2017

It appears that U.S. officials have no way to verify how much money the
Pentagon has agreed to pay its contractors.
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Corporate Elites Have One Standard For Griffin, Another
For Trump Supporters - May 31st, 2017

Our elites only seem to scream in terror when the effigy being desecrated is
that of a wealthy white man.
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U.S. Employs Dangerous Incendiary Munitions In Middle
East Cities - June 26th, 2017

U.S. forces in the Middle East routinely employ artillery-delivered
white phosphorus - a dangerous incendiary weapon - among civilian
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Does History Provide The Key To Understanding Donald
Trump? - July 19th, 2017

History appears to provide a dangerous example of how someone like Donald
Trump handles political power.
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TSA Fails To Provide Evidence For Passenger Behavior
Checklist - July 31st, 2017

TSA can't prove that its behavior detection analysis actually 'identifies
individuals who may pose a threat to aviation security,' states a GAO study.
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Fascists Forget That Slander Is Not Free Speech - Aug.
30th, 2017

Few recognize that the lies fascists routinely spread about others may well be
considered an act of slander.
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Why The Race-Baiting of American Fascists Matters -
Sept. 25th, 2017

A top legal scholar doubts those routinely libeled by fascists may lead their
lives, '[or have] their worst fears dispelled, in a social environment polluted by
these materials.'
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Why Group Libel Is Still A Staple Of U.S. Law - Oct. 31st,

U.S. law has a history of 'upholding ... the basic elements of each person’s
status, dignity, and reputation as a citizen,' according to a top legal scholar.
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Bill To Change NSA Surveillance Not Enough, Say
Privacy Experts - Nov. 29th, 2017

The NSA would still be allowed to collect information on innocent people under
the new bill, says the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
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Internet Inventors Tell FCC To Save Net Neutrality - Dec.
13th, 2017

FCC members 'don’t understand how the Internet works,' declare Inventor of the
World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee and 'father of the Internet' Vint Cerf.
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Internet Firearm Purchases Lack Legal Oversight, Says
GAO - Dec. 31st, 2017

'The relative anonymity of the Internet makes it an ideal means for prohibited
individuals to obtain illegal firearms,' according to the GAO.
President May Have Absolute Power To Keep Gov’t
Activities Secret, Say Experts - Jan. 28th, 2018

Some U.S. legal experts believe 'that the President has virtually plenary
[i.e., absolute] authority to control classified information.'
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Congress Failing To Curb Presidential Classification
- Jan. 29th, 2018

'It does not appear that either [Congressional] house has invoked its [authority]
for disclosing classified information,' stated a federal study.
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