Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Articles Posted in the " By: Sam Richards " Category

  • Samsung Washing Machines Exploding Prompting Consumers to Push for Recall

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    Are you a consumer operating a top load washing machine manufactured by Samsung? If so, look out, debris and water may be flying across your house and causing damage to your property and potentially harming your loved ones.

    Samsung top loading washing machines can be seen in YouTube videos (posted below) and elsewhere online clearly critically damaged by what can only be described as explosions. Often times, the large volumes of water these machines contain spill near electrical cords and outlets following a shower of metal components and other hazardous shrapnel. The only thing preventing these


  • City of Bloomington Fails to Comply with “Unambiguous” Open Government Law Alleges Civil Suit

    Courtesy minnesota-visitor.com

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    The City of Bloomington has violated multiple state laws in regards to transparency and openness of government alleges a suit by public records investigator Tony Webster. Most severe of the allegations against the City, which was responsible for policing the recent Black Lives Matter protests at the Mall of America, includes that staff intentionally deleted data responsive to legitimate public records requests as well as other illegal obstructionism and has failed to uphold Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) obligations.

    The matter will appear in court before Judge Laurie Miller for oral arguments on


  • Sheriff Stanek Blames Racial Diversification for Increase in Suburban Crime

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    Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, in a report by the Star Tribune from early September, claimed that the recent 27% increase in violent crime in the County’s suburbs was due to racial diversification of the nations population.

    That comment was not scrutinized through records request by the Star Tribune, and that’s where the North Star Post began inquiries.

    The Post submitted a government data practices act request, similar to a Freedom of Information Act request but within the realm of state and local government. The request simply asked for the criminal data that the Sheriff used


  • DEA Operating Warrantless Surveillance Aircraft Fleet Over U.S. and Abroad

    Courtesy John Wiseman

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    The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is operating a fleet of surveillance aircraft over locations within the United States as well as “foreign environments,” according to Jeffrey Stramm special agent in charge of DEA aviation division.

    The Administration does not “get warrants for public space surveillance,” Stramm said in a phone call with The Post. He went on to say that this surveillance program is in accordance with Title 21 United States Code.

    While Stramm wouldn’t confirm the number of aircraft that make up the fleet, our investigation identified 92 aircraft (as



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    Our Principles

    Independent media is often at the forefront of the fight to bring the truth out and inform the public about critical issues. Voices independent of government, corporate or other influences have been sorely absent during this crucial time period in our collective history. The North Star Post will be one such organization, free from ideological or other lenses which cause distortion, and will never shy away from a relevant story for fear of reprisal. We seek to become a trusted pillar within the fourth estate, one worthy of your readership and support. That being said, we will pay special attention …

  • “FBI Sky Spies” Flew 115 Times from Sept. 8th – 14th

    N969PL – FBI surveillance aircraft. Atypical port visible on airframe above landing gear.

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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) flew 35 surveillance aircraft September 8th through the 14th. 115 surveillance flights in total were flown which is slightly less than the previous week.

    Aircraft were airborne over California everyday (8th – 14th) except for Saturday the 12th.

    Burke, Virginia which has been under near perpetual aerial surveillance since The Post began these weekly audits, was targeted repeatedly during this timeframe by the FBI.

    The Northeastern U.S. was heavily focused on, including three long range flights that


  • FBI Flew Surveillance Aircraft 143 Times First Week of September

    Newly surfaced photo of FBI spy-plane N326PS

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    The FBI flew 48 surveillance aircraft over American cities for a total of 143 flights from September 1st – 7th. We wrote last week that the then current total was a “high benchmark.” It looks as though the first week of September out did that sentiment.

    Burke, Virginia was concentrated on so heavily that not a single day went by without surveillance aircraft overhead. Communities to the southwest of Washington D.C. frequently are overflown and circled by these aircraft.

    The states of Texas, New Jersey and New York saw


  • NSP EDITS // The Hill: Iran Deal “Dangerous”

    The Power of Wording

    One is not an expert simply because they are a member of an ideologically driven institution with an agenda.

    This trend is not new, and it is a familiar problem to many journalists, critical thinkers and those fearing that our society has drifted down a frightening Orwellian path.

    The heaviness of the word “expert,” especially in fields most Americans are not well versed in themselves, is dangerous to throw around.

    People flock to publications like The Hill and other D.C. based outfits of journalism, as they should believe is wise, in order to understand and defer


  • FBI Flew Surveillance Aircraft 122 Times in 7 Days [Aug 25 – 31]

    Domestic spyplane over Disneyland.

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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation flew 46 of 100 surveillance aircraft a total of 122 times during the seven day period of August 25th through the 31st. This is a high benchmark in the overall activity of the domestic spy-plane fleet.

    The FBI, in speaking with the Associated Press, stated that these flights are “above the board.” With such a high number of flights, many times concentrated in the same States and cities across the U.S., that claim does nothing but placate those who wish to hear no more news of government