Top British doctor’s chilling claim: The National Health Service kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year. America’s future?

NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly…

…He cited ‘pressure on beds and difficulty with nursing confused or difficult-to-manage elderly patients’ as factors. …

'Big Brother' airport installs world's first real-time passenger tracking system - Telegraph

U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians

A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial.

Why You’re Probably on an NSA Watchlist

Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War"

"Three Lost Decades" – How the American Middle Class is 20% Poorer Now vs. 1984

The Daily Bell - Competing Histories of Marijuana Prohibition Emerge

In some parts of Europe, they are literally giving away land…

Spain—I’m astounded at the cheapness of properties in Spain, particularly in Anadlucia and Valencia. 

As of last month, the official statistics showed 1.7 million properties for sale, and a tremendous vacancy rate. Sellers are still desperate for action. 

For example, I saw one property with a small home (about 1,000 square feet) on 40 acres of beautiful land selling for about 100.000 euros ($130,000). 

In other words, they were basically selling the home for the cost of construction and throwing in the land for free! And I kept seeing this over and over again as I traveled across the country…

Australia, 'better slave than dead'

I’ve always thought Australians were more blunt and forthright than Americans. I don’t know if that’s true, but the current debate about total surveillance in the Land Down Under is cutting to the bone.

Why a Single Rate Tax Inspires Patriotism

The corporate tax rate, on marginal income, in the U.S. is about 40%, which is the highest of any developed country in the world. It is, therefore, a rational decision for companies to relocate their headquarters to countries with lower corporate tax rates. Locating to Switzerland lowers that rate to 18%. Most European countries have rates less than 22%. For a company that has an annual profit before tax of say $6 billion, changing headquarters results in an increase in net income in excess of $1 billion annually…

The NSA Nation Moves to the Next Level

Minerva is not the first program to militarize social scientists. The Human Terrain System (HTS), for example, was launched in 2005. Through it, social scientists provide the military with an understanding of a population and culture with which they are interacting. Roberto J. Gonzalez, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University, is a prominent critic of HTS. He traces the origins of the project back to “the perceived threat of the Black Panthers and other militant groups.” In short, it sprang up from a perceived need for domestic social control…

Human Rights Complaint on behalf of ALL *U.S. Persons Abroad* is ready to submit. You and I can be part of this effort by lending our signatures to the document.

Two dedicated individuals who participate at both the Isaac Brock Society and the Maple Sandboxblogs have prepared a comprehensive Human Rights Complaint that will be submitted on behalf of all *US Persons Abroad* the world over.  Others offered suggestions on how that information should best be presented in the constraint of number of pages allowed for the Complaint.  We appreciated the legal eye and suggestions for going forward with this Complaint from Professor Allison Christians…

No Consent Required

“Libertarianism: The radical notion that other people are not your property.”

We don’t know who first said those words. But we recently came across this quote on a social media site. Could people finally be catching on? Probably only the “radicals”…

But it sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? A kind of “do unto others… but not without their permission.”…

Please Stop Helping Us

Demonstrative of similar dedication, one member of Congress told Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain that “one of the advantages and disadvantages of representing blacks is their shameless loyalty. … You can almost get away with raping babies and be forgiven. …

U.S. sales to Russia have only risen since sanctions imposed