Groundbreaking Technology Uses Paper and Dirty Water to Make a Biodegradable Battery

By TheRundownLive

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Justin Gardner | FreeThoughtProject

Imagine a battery made with origami-folded paper, activated by an ordinary drop of water, which is self-sustainable and costs only five cents. Sound like science fiction? Think again.

It is a reality.

The innovative new power is derived from microbial respiration in dirty water. The aim of this first-generation system is to provide an independent, inexpensive energy source for biosensors in remote areas. Seokheun “Sean” Choi, an engineer at Binghamton University, developed the groundbreaking technology.

So far, these tiny paper batteries were able to produce enough power to light up an LED.

Choi’s battery, which folds into a square the size of a matchbook, uses an inexpensive air-breathing cathode created with nickel sprayed onto one side of ordinary office paper. The anode is screen printed with carbon paints, creating a hydrophilic zone with wax boundaries.

A bacteria-containing liquid (water from ponds or streams, municipal wastewater, or biomass) is applied to two common inlets in the folded state, where it is transported into each battery. Then the battery stack is unfolded to maximize air-cathodic reactions.

The novel method of acquiring energy from the environment has disease control/prevention experts pretty excited, as it paves the way for cheap, biodegradable, independent diagnostic tools in the developing world. Other paper-based batteries have been developed already, but they rely on specially engineered nanomaterials, making it impractical for many applications.

The concept of origami batteries has been explored for years, as part of the drive to create “deformable” energy storage devices. Deformable batteries would open new avenues for electronic engineering, increasing energy density and allowing batteries to be placed virtually anywhere.

An origami lithium-ion battery was developed by researchers at Arizona State University and unveiled last year.

The strategy…represents the fusion of the art of origami, materials science and functional energy storage devices, and could provide a paradigm shift for architecture and design of flexible and curvilinear electronics with exceptional mechanical characteristics and functionalities.

As The Free Thought Project reported last week, the Dutch energy company, Starry Sky, unveiled a new technology to power 300 LED lights, using living plants. With all these new cleaner, more sustainable technologies popping up, one thing is certain; the days of tearing into the earth to dig out fossil fuels are numbered.


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Groundbreaking Technology Uses Paper and Dirty Water to Make a Biodegradable Battery

By TheRundownLive

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Justin Gardner | FreeThoughtProject

Imagine a battery made with origami-folded paper, activated by an ordinary drop of water, which is self-sustainable and costs only five cents. Sound like science fiction? Think again.

It is a reality.

The innovative new power is derived from microbial respiration in dirty water. The aim of this first-generation system is to provide an independent, inexpensive energy source for biosensors in remote areas. Seokheun “Sean” Choi, an engineer at Binghamton University, developed the groundbreaking technology.

So far, these tiny paper batteries were able to produce enough power to light up an LED.

Choi’s battery, which folds into a square the size of a matchbook, uses an inexpensive air-breathing cathode created with nickel sprayed onto one side of ordinary office paper. The anode is screen printed with carbon paints, creating a hydrophilic zone with wax boundaries.

A bacteria-containing liquid (water from ponds or streams, municipal wastewater, or biomass) is applied to two common inlets in the folded state, where it is transported into each battery. Then the battery stack is unfolded to maximize air-cathodic reactions.

The novel method of acquiring energy from the environment has disease control/prevention experts pretty excited, as it paves the way for cheap, biodegradable, independent diagnostic tools in the developing world. Other paper-based batteries have been developed already, but they rely on specially engineered nanomaterials, making it impractical for many applications.

The concept of origami batteries has been explored for years, as part of the drive to create “deformable” energy storage devices. Deformable batteries would open new avenues for electronic engineering, increasing energy density and allowing batteries to be placed virtually anywhere.

An origami lithium-ion battery was developed by researchers at Arizona State University and unveiled last year.

The strategy…represents the fusion of the art of origami, materials science and functional energy storage devices, and could provide a paradigm shift for architecture and design of flexible and curvilinear electronics with exceptional mechanical characteristics and functionalities.

As The Free Thought Project reported last week, the Dutch energy company, Starry Sky, unveiled a new technology to power 300 LED lights, using living plants. With all these new cleaner, more sustainable technologies popping up, one thing is certain; the days of tearing into the earth to dig out fossil fuels are numbered.


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What the Rest of the World Thinks of Americans

By TheRundownLive

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Mike Paczesny | The Rundown Live

According to some international students, Americans are fat, loud, and stingy.

A new video from a Korean student asking “How do you distinguish Americans?” is definitely an interesting view for Americans.

A number of international students are interviewed, bringing up stereotypes they associate with Americans and American culture.

Watch the 5 minute video below:

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Wi-Fi is Now Being Used to Power Devices

By TheRundownLive

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Mike Paczesny | The Rundown Live

Wi-fi signals are now being used to beam power.

Soon enough, you will be able to cut the cord. You won’t need them. In the future, your phone will be charged wirelessly just using existing Wi-Fi signals.

Researchers have been looking at ways to use wi-fi as a power source.

An experiment by researchers looking at ways to use wi-fi as a power source is proving successful.

A “battery free” camera was modified so it could scavenge power from ambient wi-fi signals, store it and then use it to take photos.

The team behind the project believes its techniques will be useful for powering the many devices expected to form the “internet of things”.

The system is known as power-over-wi-fi.

The team used the power beaming system to run a temperature sensor and a small surveillance camera that both sat several meters away from a wi-fi hotspot.

The camera gathered energy from wi-fi and stored it in a capacitor that prompted the camera to take a picture when it was charged every 35 minutes.

In a paper detailing their work, the team claims it has the potential to help power small, low-power sensors and actuators that are expected to become common in homes and workplaces as part of the internet of things.

“The ability to deliver power wirelessly to a wide range of autonomous devices and sensors is hugely significant,” said a story about the research in MIT’s Technology Review. “Powi-fi could be the enabling technology that finally brings the internet of things to life.”

Is this what Tesla had in mind years ago?


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The Mystery of the Guanches and the Pyramids of Tenerife

By The Rundown Live

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Steve Andrews | AncientOrigins

Tenerife in the Canary Islands is well-known as a holiday destination, but many tourists visit the island unaware that there are pyramids there and an ongoing mystery. Who built the pyramids, when were they constructed, and why? There are three theories and an ongoing debate.

Pyramids of Güímar

Güímar is a town in the south of Tenerife and it is the location where six of the pyramids are to be found. They are safely housed today in the Ethnographic Park, which was set up by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl, with the financial backing of shipping magnate Fred Olsen.

Thor Heyerdahl

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10 Stories That Were Missed While Everyone Was Talking About Rachel Dolezar

By The Rundown Live

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Claire Bernish | ANTIMEDIA

While the world was talking about Rachel Dolezar, here’s what the media “forgot” to cover.

When mainstream media justifiably picked up the questionable case of Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezar, it was as if someone, somewhere, pressed the ultimate pause button. Suddenly, one woman’s bizarre deception opened the door for a discussion about race in America that is long overdue. That alone made the coverage worthwhile. But a constant barrage of articles quoting endless experts’ personal opinions about why Dolezar portrayed herself as someone she isn’t only degrades the importance of the issue.

With one woman’s secrets airing out like laundry in the media’s storm, it’s easy to lose track of the myriad of other critical events that took place this week. The following are just ten examples of what you missed while the media aired out Rachel Dolezar’s dirty laundry:

1. If someone were given “counter-terrorism training” by the U.S. State Department and former military contractor, Blackwater, they would probably turn out to be a formidable asset, right? A video surfaced recently of a former police commander who had undergone eleven years of that training — but the man in question hails from Tajikistan — and is now a member of ISIS. Col. Gulmurod Khalimov participated in five courses of the State Department’s “Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program” in the U.S. and Tajikistan from 2003-2014. In that ISIS video, Khalimov delivers a clear message — in Russian—that speaks for itself: “Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been to America three times. I saw how you train soldiers to kill Muslims…we will come to your homes and we will kill you.”

Considering all the information to process from this tape—and the fact that the group has managed to obtain billions of dollars in American military equipment—several recently declassified Pentagon documents start to make a lot more sense. As revealed in that report, the U.S. predicted—and even sought—the rise of an Islamic State. Ousting Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad was so essential that it warranted cooperation with al-Qaeda’s allies. If an “Islamic State” was forged in the process, it would further serve to “isolate the Syrian regime,” according to the report. Apparently, everything is going according to plan.

2. Voters attempting to cast ballots in mid-term elections in Mexico were blocked from polling stations by angry protesters in many states. Widespread corruption between the government and drug cartels, police state conditions, labor disputes, and a host of other issues have left the country in turmoil. But what has caused the most ire and ultimately led to the election boycott is the unsolved kidnapping of 43 students last September. Without any sign of resolution, there is increased speculation of a government cover-up. Furious protesters burned ballots in locations across the country, but the uproar was downplayed by the government, which described it as “isolated incidents.”

3. While the American and European governments were busy bailing out failing megabanks in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008-2009, Icelanders decided they would have no part in such capitulation and tried something radically different—they jailed the bankers. Though that choice shocked the world at the time, the gamble paid off. Recently, the IMF announced that not only has Iceland achieved economic recovery (while managing to maintain universal healthcare and education, no less), but it is the first European nation that suffered heavy losses in the meltdown to “surpass its pre-crisis peak of economic output”—essentially demonstrating that holding the appropriate people accountable for such appalling fraud can be both conscionable and profitable.

4. We’re just halfway through the year, but somehow, American police have already killed 500 people—39 more deaths in six months than the already outrageous total from all of 2014. Still, these figures aren’t even necessarily accurate because there still isn’t a federal requirement for police departments to report who they kill. Though legislation to solve that issue, dubbed the “Police Reporting of Information, Data, and Evidence (PRIDE) Act,” was proposed earlier this month, the best system in place in at the moment is The Guardian’s ongoing project, “The Counted.”

In other news from the police state, the LAPD “investigated itself and found it did nothing wrong” in killing Ezell Ford—despite a complete lack of explanation for why he’d been stopped by police in the first place. On the flipside, South Carolina officer Michael Slager— who shot and killed the unarmed Walter Scott in the back as he fled— was indicted for murder thanks to a bystander’s cell phone video. Somewhere in the accountability gray area, a Cleveland municipal judge found grounds to charge officer Timothy Loehmann for murder, manslaughter, both reckless and negligent homicide, and dereliction of duty for killing 12-year-old Tamir Rice within two seconds of arriving on scene. Though the judge was “thunderstruck” by how quickly Loehmann used deadly force, the prosecutor isn’t taking the case because, as he justified it, “[u]ltimately, the grand jury decides whether police officers are charged or not charged.”

5. A study published by Finnish and Swedish researchers found an alarming link between prescription painkillers and a 92% increased risk for committing homicide. Though they emphasize this is a correlation and not proof, the findings are still cause for concern with widespread opiate use. The researchers also found risk increased 31% in those taking antidepressants, 45% for users of sedatives, and a startling 206% increased chance of committing homicide for users of over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

6. In an astonishingly tragic example of the senseless disparity in state laws, Kansas mother Shona Banda is now facing up to 30 years in prison for using cannabis to treat a terminal case of Crohn’s Disease. In March, her house was raided by authorities and Child Protective Services took custody of her son after educators notified law enforcement when he mentioned her successful treatment in a drug class at school. The illness had kept her confined to the couch for years when prescription medication offered no ease in suffering. She only resorted to cannabis after the terminal diagnosis. The case made headlines as a nightmarish catch-22—does she use cannabis and stay alive for her son but remain unable to see him—or does she quit the treatment and regain custody but become so ill she’s unfit to parent? Banda is expected to turn herself in to authorities on June 15.

7. Clearing your browser’s history could land you in prison for 20 years as a law intended to fight corporate fraud is being wielded against individuals, instead. Enacted in 2002 to ostensibly prevent corporations from shredding documents when under federal investigation, Section 802 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been quietly and successfully levied in prosecutions when individuals deleted their search histories and personal files—even when they had no reason to suspect they were under investigation. This frightening departure from the law’s intent causes ridiculous unknowns. For now, there is no definitive answer to such questions as: “What happens if I hate my browser enough to uninstall it?”

8. Convicted blogger Raif Badawi received a stay by the Saudi Arabian government on Friday as the second set of 50 lashes he was due to receive were again postponed. Though no official explanation was given for the delay, worldwide outcry and political pressure appear to be the most likely reasons. Failure to remove “offensive content” from the blog he started in 2008 led to Badawi’s conviction for “apostasy.” Human rights groups and countries around the world have condemned the punishment as “cruel and inhuman.” After the first 50 lashes brought him perilously close to death, many wondered whether he would even survive Friday’s session. Though news of yesterday’s delay is a brief respite, there are 950 lashes yet to be inflicted.

9. Don’t crack any “show me the money” jokes if you visit the Pentagon: they wouldn’t have any idea how to do so. In the accounting error to end all accounting errors, the Department of Defense has no idea how it spent 8.5 trillion in U.S. tax dollars, partly because “plugging”— inserting figures arbitrarily in records to account for discrepancies—has long been considered standard operating procedure. And if the whopping $1.59 trillion error by a Columbus, Ohio office weren’t telling enough, the DoD obsessively spends money, too. By the end of 2012, the Pentagon was the proud owner of 22,437 spare Humvee front ends that were never needed in the first place—and we paid for them.

10. Kalief Browder ended up on Riker’s Island at just 16 years of age after being falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Without any credible evidence against him, a grand jury indicted the teen for second degree robbery. Due to a probation violation, the judge sent him to jail without bail. For the next three years, Browder lived in filthy conditions and was subjected to attacks by prisoners and guards alike—even spending between 700-800 days in solitary confinement, where he tried to end his life many times. This was all because he refused to plead guilty for a crime he didn’t commit in order to receive the relief of a sentence with an end date. He was ultimately released an innocent man after more than one thousand days spent on Riker’s Island, when a judge couldn’t justify further prosecution of his case. Browder never fully recovered from the traumatic stint behind bars. He committed suicide last Saturday, but it was the ineptitude of a failed system that was the true killer.


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10 Stories That Were Missed While Everyone Was Talking About Rachel Dolezar

By The Rundown Live

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Claire Bernish | ANTIMEDIA

While the world was talking about Rachel Dolezar, here’s what the media “forgot” to cover.

When mainstream media justifiably picked up the questionable case of Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezar, it was as if someone, somewhere, pressed the ultimate pause button. Suddenly, one woman’s bizarre deception opened the door for a discussion about race in America that is long overdue. That alone made the coverage worthwhile. But a constant barrage of articles quoting endless experts’ personal opinions about why Dolezar portrayed herself as someone she isn’t only degrades the importance of the issue.

With one woman’s secrets airing out like laundry in the media’s storm, it’s easy to lose track of the myriad of other critical events that took place this week. The following are just ten examples of what you missed while the media aired out Rachel Dolezar’s dirty laundry:

1. If someone were given “counter-terrorism training” by the U.S. State Department and former military contractor, Blackwater, they would probably turn out to be a formidable asset, right? A video surfaced recently of a former police commander who had undergone eleven years of that training — but the man in question hails from Tajikistan — and is now a member of ISIS. Col. Gulmurod Khalimov participated in five courses of the State Department’s “Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program” in the U.S. and Tajikistan from 2003-2014. In that ISIS video, Khalimov delivers a clear message — in Russian—that speaks for itself: “Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been to America three times. I saw how you train soldiers to kill Muslims…we will come to your homes and we will kill you.”

Considering all the information to process from this tape—and the fact that the group has managed to obtain billions of dollars in American military equipment—several recently declassified Pentagon documents start to make a lot more sense. As revealed in that report, the U.S. predicted—and even sought—the rise of an Islamic State. Ousting Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad was so essential that it warranted cooperation with al-Qaeda’s allies. If an “Islamic State” was forged in the process, it would further serve to “isolate the Syrian regime,” according to the report. Apparently, everything is going according to plan.

2. Voters attempting to cast ballots in mid-term elections in Mexico were blocked from polling stations by angry protesters in many states. Widespread corruption between the government and drug cartels, police state conditions, labor disputes, and a host of other issues have left the country in turmoil. But what has caused the most ire and ultimately led to the election boycott is the unsolved kidnapping of 43 students last September. Without any sign of resolution, there is increased speculation of a government cover-up. Furious protesters burned ballots in locations across the country, but the uproar was downplayed by the government, which described it as “isolated incidents.”

3. While the American and European governments were busy bailing out failing megabanks in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008-2009, Icelanders decided they would have no part in such capitulation and tried something radically different—they jailed the bankers. Though that choice shocked the world at the time, the gamble paid off. Recently, the IMF announced that not only has Iceland achieved economic recovery (while managing to maintain universal healthcare and education, no less), but it is the first European nation that suffered heavy losses in the meltdown to “surpass its pre-crisis peak of economic output”—essentially demonstrating that holding the appropriate people accountable for such appalling fraud can be both conscionable and profitable.

4. We’re just halfway through the year, but somehow, American police have already killed 500 people—39 more deaths in six months than the already outrageous total from all of 2014. Still, these figures aren’t even necessarily accurate because there still isn’t a federal requirement for police departments to report who they kill. Though legislation to solve that issue, dubbed the “Police Reporting of Information, Data, and Evidence (PRIDE) Act,” was proposed earlier this month, the best system in place in at the moment is The Guardian’s ongoing project, “The Counted.”

In other news from the police state, the LAPD “investigated itself and found it did nothing wrong” in killing Ezell Ford—despite a complete lack of explanation for why he’d been stopped by police in the first place. On the flipside, South Carolina officer Michael Slager— who shot and killed the unarmed Walter Scott in the back as he fled— was indicted for murder thanks to a bystander’s cell phone video. Somewhere in the accountability gray area, a Cleveland municipal judge found grounds to charge officer Timothy Loehmann for murder, manslaughter, both reckless and negligent homicide, and dereliction of duty for killing 12-year-old Tamir Rice within two seconds of arriving on scene. Though the judge was “thunderstruck” by how quickly Loehmann used deadly force, the prosecutor isn’t taking the case because, as he justified it, “[u]ltimately, the grand jury decides whether police officers are charged or not charged.”

5. A study published by Finnish and Swedish researchers found an alarming link between prescription painkillers and a 92% increased risk for committing homicide. Though they emphasize this is a correlation and not proof, the findings are still cause for concern with widespread opiate use. The researchers also found risk increased 31% in those taking antidepressants, 45% for users of sedatives, and a startling 206% increased chance of committing homicide for users of over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

6. In an astonishingly tragic example of the senseless disparity in state laws, Kansas mother Shona Banda is now facing up to 30 years in prison for using cannabis to treat a terminal case of Crohn’s Disease. In March, her house was raided by authorities and Child Protective Services took custody of her son after educators notified law enforcement when he mentioned her successful treatment in a drug class at school. The illness had kept her confined to the couch for years when prescription medication offered no ease in suffering. She only resorted to cannabis after the terminal diagnosis. The case made headlines as a nightmarish catch-22—does she use cannabis and stay alive for her son but remain unable to see him—or does she quit the treatment and regain custody but become so ill she’s unfit to parent? Banda is expected to turn herself in to authorities on June 15.

7. Clearing your browser’s history could land you in prison for 20 years as a law intended to fight corporate fraud is being wielded against individuals, instead. Enacted in 2002 to ostensibly prevent corporations from shredding documents when under federal investigation, Section 802 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been quietly and successfully levied in prosecutions when individuals deleted their search histories and personal files—even when they had no reason to suspect they were under investigation. This frightening departure from the law’s intent causes ridiculous unknowns. For now, there is no definitive answer to such questions as: “What happens if I hate my browser enough to uninstall it?”

8. Convicted blogger Raif Badawi received a stay by the Saudi Arabian government on Friday as the second set of 50 lashes he was due to receive were again postponed. Though no official explanation was given for the delay, worldwide outcry and political pressure appear to be the most likely reasons. Failure to remove “offensive content” from the blog he started in 2008 led to Badawi’s conviction for “apostasy.” Human rights groups and countries around the world have condemned the punishment as “cruel and inhuman.” After the first 50 lashes brought him perilously close to death, many wondered whether he would even survive Friday’s session. Though news of yesterday’s delay is a brief respite, there are 950 lashes yet to be inflicted.

9. Don’t crack any “show me the money” jokes if you visit the Pentagon: they wouldn’t have any idea how to do so. In the accounting error to end all accounting errors, the Department of Defense has no idea how it spent 8.5 trillion in U.S. tax dollars, partly because “plugging”— inserting figures arbitrarily in records to account for discrepancies—has long been considered standard operating procedure. And if the whopping $1.59 trillion error by a Columbus, Ohio office weren’t telling enough, the DoD obsessively spends money, too. By the end of 2012, the Pentagon was the proud owner of 22,437 spare Humvee front ends that were never needed in the first place—and we paid for them.

10. Kalief Browder ended up on Riker’s Island at just 16 years of age after being falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Without any credible evidence against him, a grand jury indicted the teen for second degree robbery. Due to a probation violation, the judge sent him to jail without bail. For the next three years, Browder lived in filthy conditions and was subjected to attacks by prisoners and guards alike—even spending between 700-800 days in solitary confinement, where he tried to end his life many times. This was all because he refused to plead guilty for a crime he didn’t commit in order to receive the relief of a sentence with an end date. He was ultimately released an innocent man after more than one thousand days spent on Riker’s Island, when a judge couldn’t justify further prosecution of his case. Browder never fully recovered from the traumatic stint behind bars. He committed suicide last Saturday, but it was the ineptitude of a failed system that was the true killer.


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Wealth and Religion Tied through Time: Was Ancient Religious Morality Spurred by Affluence?

By The Rundown Live

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Liz Leafloor | AncientOrigins

Religion has become associated with having a focus on morality. But that wasn’t always the case, researchers say. Academics have long suspected that the modern world’s major religions were born of major spiritual movements which emerged in Eurasia about 2,500 years ago due to a population boom, and a subsequent need to create a moral order out of what could have been chaos in increasingly large communities. However, a recent study challenges that theory, proposing that ancient affluence and rising standards of living spurred the rise of morality religions. Is this a case of ‘more money, more morals’?

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First They Came For The Blacks: Police Brutality – Not Just for Blacks Anymore

By TheRundownLive

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Mike Sawyer | FreeThoughtProject

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

– Martin Niemöller

It is natural, maybe even unavoidable, that one’s view of the world is based mostly on his own personal experiences. If you are white and living in an upscale suburban neighborhood, you may very well view police as friendly, professional and courteous. On the other hand, if you are black and live in a poor inner-city neighborhood, you are likely to view the police as just another dangerous street gang to fear and avoid.

The problem is not that either perception is “wrong.” The problem is that some people assume that their own experiences must match the experiences of everyone else. In middle-class white suburbia, it may usually be true that if you don’t cause trouble, the police won’t harass you (although that is becoming less and less true). So it is easy for such people to assume that if someone is being detained, arrested, or even physically assaulted by police, the person MUST have done something to deserve it. And predictably, this is the same viewpoint expressed by the well-paid, well-connected, and VERY well-controlled mainstream media.

But other people in other circumstances know and report a very different story, as many decades of rap illustrate (e.g., “Sound Of Da Police” by KRS-ONE).

However, recently there have been many stories of people who once believed in “law and order,” and who had faith in the “justice system” but have since learned the brutal reality of things. There have even been stories of black police officers being illegally harassed and detained when not in uniform.

The number of cases of police getting caught lying under oath, abusing suspects, planting evidence and falsifying reports may still surprise many, but they don’t surprise those for whom such injustice is a routine part of life. “They planted evidence!” “They got the wrong guy!” “The cop is lying!” or “I didn’t do anything!”

It’s easy for a spectator— especially one who has never been victimized by thugs in uniform—to assume that such claims are the desperate lies of criminals. But one day you may hear those words coming out of your own mouth knowing they are true, but also knowing that few people are going to believe your word over the word of those “brave men and women in blue.”

Despite the “protect and serve” rhetoric, the primary job of those who wear badges is to supply the politicians with money and power. Money by issuing citations for whatever technical infractions they can detect or fabricate, and power by punishing any who disobey the arbitrary commands of those in power.

Unfortunately, many of those who haven’t yet been victimized still imagine police to be the good guys. But how many “exceptions” make a rule? How many “bad apples” must be exposed before people recognize that the whole barrel is rotten? How many “isolated incidents” does it take for people to see the pattern?

When will people see that law enforcement is not just occasionally blemished by incidents of injustice, corruption and misconduct. Law enforcement IS injustice, corruption, and misconduct, sometimes legalized and sometimes not, but always excused and sanctioned by those who benefit from the racket. Those who have been on the receiving end of “the system” know this all too well, and the number of people in that category continues to grow.

On the bright side, this means that more and more people—even those well-off in upscale suburbia—are starting to learn the true, violent nature of government. It is not your friend. It is not your servant. It serves itself, and it does so at the expense of everyone else.

It may sound cliche, but the only way to have liberty and justice for anyone is to have liberty and justice for all. When whites stand up for blacks, blacks stand up for whites, rich stand up for poor and vice versa.

When decent people of all races, religions, cultures and backgrounds stand with each other against those who would oppress them—that is when violent oppression will end, and peace and justice will begin.

Denial is a powerful drug. It’s high time we get over the addiction.


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New “Man on the Street Monday” Series Update

By The Rundown Live

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All new Man on the Street Monday videos will be posted each week for the foreseeable future, so stay tuned and check out the playlists on YouTube.com/MarkDice to catch up on past episodes.

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Mark Dice is a media analyst and author who reveals the effects of our celebrity obsessed culture and the manipulative power of mainstream media. He is also an expert on secret societies, conspiracies, and government cover-ups.

Mark’s YouTube channel has received over 100 million views and his viral videos have been mentioned the Fox News Channel, CNN, the Drudge Report, TMZ, the New York Daily News, the Washington Times, and other media outlets around the world.

He has been featured on the History Channel’s Decoded, Ancient Aliens, and America’s Book of Secrets; Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura on TruTV, Secret Societies of Hollywood on E! Channel, America Declassified on the Travel Channel, and is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM, and the Alex Jones Show.

Mark Dice is the author of several popular books on secret societies and conspiracies, including The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction, Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, The New World Order, Facts & Fiction, Inside the Illuminati, The Bilderberg Group: Facts & Fiction and others. Order them now in paperback from Amazon.com or download the e-books through Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Google Play.

While much of Mark’s work confirms the existence and continued operation of the Illuminati today, he is also dedicated to debunking conspiracy theories and hoaxes and separating the facts from the fiction; hence the “Facts & Fiction” subtitle for several of his books. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication from California State University.

He enjoys causing trouble for the New World Order, exposing corrupt scumbag politicians, and pointing out Big Brother’s prying eyes. The term “fighting the New World Order” is used by Mark to describe some of his activities, and refers to his and others’ resistance and opposition (The Resistance) to the overall system of political corruption, illegal wars, elite secret societies, mainstream media, Big Brother and privacy issues; as well as various economic and social issues. This Resistance involves self-improvement, self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and spiritual growth.

Be sure to subscribe to Mark’s YouTube channel, checkout some of the previous videos and Playlists, and look him up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
http://www.YouTube.com/MarkDice
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http://www.MarkDice.com

      

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    Narrow Target Radio - 06/06/18

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    Narrow Target Radio - 05/09/18

    Narrow Target Radio - 05/09/18Tonight, Mark starts the show talking about his experience stopping a daylight rape right behind his house last Sunday. He then talks about his local government purposely adjusting crime rates through false reporting and giving criminals a pass. Later he talks about making personal adjustments to your equipment, the NRAAM 2018 cultural shake up and old guard and Trumps crazy approach to successfully making our foreign affairs great again.     Narrow Target Radio is dedicated to personal enrichment through personal defense and personal liberty. Topics range from firearms, training, products and personal preparedness. PRESS PLAY BUTTON BELOW FOR AUDIO VERSION Click for More about Narrow [more]

    Narrow Target Radio - 04/25/18

    Narrow Target Radio - 04/25/18Mark starts the show doing his new gun happy dance as he tells us about the Sig 229 trade saga. After his gleeful celebrating of the new pistol we talk about various topics to include Britain, Congress, the Dallas and Waffle house shootings. He talks about Tim at the Military Arms Channel and how he has launched a campaign to get the NRA back into the fight and to stop the capitulation.     Narrow Target Radio is dedicated to personal enrichment through personal defense and personal liberty. Topics range from firearms, training, products and personal preparedness. PRESS PLAY BUTTON BELOW FOR AUDIO VERSION Click for [more]

    Narrow Target Radio - 04/18/18

    Narrow Target Radio - 04/18/18Mark spends the opening of the show talking about talking about training plans, exploding airplanes and his new rifle he is waiting for. After the break he talks about some of the crazy questions his new coworker asks, open carry in a big city, the death of slide fire, his plans for participation in a local buy back program in order to save guns from the melting furnace. Then we get into Syria, Korea and why the left is so distracted by their hate they pay not attention to what is actually going on.   Narrow Target Radio is dedicated to personal [more]

    Narrow Target Radio - 04/11/18

    Narrow Target Radio - 04/11/18After a few weeks break Mark catches up the listeners with his misadventures in gun shows and quitting tobacco. We discuss the current gun debate and the way that pro 2A supporters voices are being silenced while the social media moguls lie to the nation about it. We end the show on Syria and why it should not be a thing.       Narrow Target Radio is dedicated to personal enrichment through personal defense and personal liberty. Topics range from firearms, training, products and personal preparedness. PRESS PLAY BUTTON BELOW FOR AUDIO VERSION Click for More about Narrow Target Radio LIVE: Wednesdays 10:00pm-12:00am [more]

    Narrow Target Radio - 03/21/18

    Narrow Target Radio - 03/21/18This week Mark talks about his experience with the Rockwell tactical Mindset seminar at the Muncie Threat Assessment Center. Then we get both feet into the current relationship the left has with the rest of us and the gun debate as well as Youtube's treatment and dismissal of gun channels from their site. Before we come to an unscheduled early finish, Mark talks about the state of affairs in South Africa and the US, USSR, UK snafu. Narrow Target Radio is dedicated to personal enrichment through personal defense and personal liberty. Topics range from firearms, training, products and personal preparedness. PRESS PLAY [more]

    Narrow Target Radio - 03/07/18

    Narrow Target Radio - 03/07/18This week we talk about NY, Chicago, Florida and California and the lunacy of the liberal advance against our gun rights. Obama makes a come back and we play some very excellent clips to support our argument. Mark talks about how Indiana is getting almost civilized with Sunday alcohol sales and how his dumbass Governor thinks hemp is pot. We finish up the evening talking about Marks upcoming training with RTG and weapons mounted lights. Narrow Target Radio is dedicated to personal enrichment through personal defense and personal liberty. Topics range from firearms, training, products and personal preparedness. PRESS PLAY BUTTON BELOW [more]

    Narrow Target Radio - 02/28/18

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