Showing posts with label privacy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label privacy. Show all posts

February 15, 2018


Trump proposes eliminating federal funding for PBS, NPR

fromTheHill: Just because leftwing media channels are not supported by the free market doesn't mean taxpayers should have to do it.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Media Bias on Parade

How much privacy do you have when you buy marijuana in California?

fromPolitiFact: Not much and yes, the feds can still bust you if they please.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Andrew Napolitano: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a parting shot at personal freedom

fromFoxNews: President Barack Obama delivered perhaps his harshest blow to constitutional freedom by permitting his attorney general to circumvent the Fourth Amendment.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     The Government is Not Us

Elon Musk and yet another year of magical thinking

fromZeroHedge: Elon Musk’s ventures have reportedly vacuumed in around $5 billion in federal subsidies. He is clearly a government parasite.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The left is conditioning college students to hate free speech

fromWND: Only when opposing speech is banned can politically correct nitwittery prevail.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Indoctrination and Censorship

Surprise! Dershowitz 'biggest enemies' not who you think

fromWND: Harvard prof says group poses 'great danger to the American future'.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

February 8, 2018


VIDEO: Mark Levin - Corruption@FBI 8

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Mark Levin breaks down the extent of corruption brought about by the Obama administration.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Amazon healthcare an exciting venture in free market economics

fromCitizenTribune: We can only hope they can do what the government tried and failed to do with the Affordable Care Act - make health insurance more available at a more affordable price to more Americans.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Americans wanted more privacy protections. Congress gave them fewer.

fromSlate: You don’t have to be a criminal or a terrorist to be affected by Congress’ Section 702 surveillance expansion.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

There’s still no big ‘there’ in the Russia probe

fromReason: The FBI’s disappointing surveillance of Carter Page illustrates the difficulty of implicating the president in illegal collusion.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Socialism summed up in 100 seconds

fromYouTube: A Daniel Hannan video.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New York high school musical is shut down after a white student landed the role of person of color

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Members of social justice group Student United Ithaca became 'triggered' after a white student landed the role of Esmeralda in production of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

February 5, 2018


California to treat homeschoolers like child abusers, reveals plans for involuntary home visits

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: State lawmakers believe parents who homeschool their children are more likely to become child abusers and should be subjected to involuntary home visits to prove they are acceptable parents.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

If you think the Nunes memo will 'discredit' FBI and DOJ, you haven't been paying attention

fromReason: The FBI and Justice Department lost credibility a long time ago.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Police State America    The Government is Not Us

Trey Gowdy: ‘I’ve been a pretty lousy politician’

fromTheHill: Politics is no place for a man of principle.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Corruption@FBI 7

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Nunes memo detailing how the FBI deployed a fake dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on an opposition presidential campaign is dissected and discussed.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Government is Not Us

Blackness as disability: the next level of victimhood

fromNationalCenterForPublicPolicyReasearch: Left-wing racism on display for all to see.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

What it’s like to live in a surveillance state

fromNYTimes: A frightening look into the state of China's surveillance system.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

February 2, 2018


The full text of the Nunes memo

fromVox: The draining of the swamp begins now. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

FISA memo "will shake FBI to the core" as Director Wray said to consider quitting

fromZeroHedge: The potential release of the memo penned by House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes has set up a standoff with Trump against both the FBI and Department of Justice. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

Cops raid licensed chef’s home, steal his cooking equipment—for feeding the homeless

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A local chef, who had his food handler's license was raided by a dozen cops and health department officials who stole all of his equipment because he fed the homeless without a proper permit. 
Regulation Nation     Police State America

U.S. private sector job creation blows away consensus in January

fromThePeoplesPundit: Pro-free market measures help the service-providing sector added a whopping 212,000 jobs in January. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Real life has no safe spaces

fromCreators: Parents know there's no "safe space" in life, so why are colleges providing students with a false sense of security and thus not preparing them for life beyond the ivory towers on campus? 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Americans wanted more privacy protections. Congress gave them fewer.

fromSlate: You don’t have to be a criminal or a terrorist to be affected by Congress’ Section 702 surveillance expansion. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - American Liberty Warrior

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author/professor Walter E Williams has spent a lifetime advocating the moral superiority of liberty. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

February 1, 2018


The humanitarian hoax of collectivism

fromReason: Collectivism encourages dependence, perpetual childhood, government control, and allegiance to a world community without national borders or national sovereignty. Collectivism is the enemy of individualism. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

California senate rejects license plate privacy shield bill

fromEFF: The California Senate has rejected a bill to allow drivers to protect their privacy by applying shields to their license plates when parked.
Police State America       Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

VIDEO: Give a Straw, Go to Jail

fromLibertyPen/You: California politicians seek to send waiters to jail for passing out unrequested plastic straws.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: The Minimum Wage Explained

fromeEconomics/YouTube: David Angelo explains the dynamics of minimum wage.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Everybody's talking about 'the memo' and ignoring the surveillance debate

fromReason: Partisan posturing drowns out important civil liberties concerns.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Sonora man takes on feds over vape product regulations

fromTheUnionDemocrat: “These regulations don’t just harm small businesses and consumers, they undermine constitutional safeguards for individual liberty.”
Regulation Nation

January 26, 2018


How the government is gutting the right to trial by jury

fromReason: What the 2nd Circuit’s opinion in U.S. v. Tigano reveals about the state of our criminal justice system
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Andrew Napolitano: A conspiracy of silence assaults privacy

fromCreators: This marks a public policy determination that the Constitution can be ignored or evaded by majority consent whenever it poses an obstacle to the government's purposes.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Harry Browne - Eliminate Federal Welfare

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author, financial expert and former presidential candidate Harry Browne contends that redistribution of income is not a proper role for the federal government.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author, financial expert and former presidential candidate Harry Browne contends that redistribution of income is not a proper role for the federal government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    The Pursuit of Happiness

NBA pushes for legal sports gambling nationwide and a cut of the action

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author, financial expert and former presidential candidate Harry Browne contends that redistribution of income is not a proper role for the federal government.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Busybodies minding your own business: California may label coffee a cancer risk

fromCirca.com: A judge will decide whether coffee should be labeled as carcinogenic under a three-decade old law which is meant to warn Californians about potential harms.
Regulation Nation

January 24, 2018


Republicans hope to release 'jaw-dropping' memo on surveillance abuses

fromFoxNews: House Republicans are hopeful that a four-page memo allegedly containing "jaw-dropping" revelations about U.S. government surveillance abuses will soon be made public.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - The Seen Vs The Unseen

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman explains why the majority of Americans are not represented in the crony capitalistic system that prevails in America.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page texted about ‘secret society’ after election

fromBreitbart: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said the “secret society” discussion began the day after the election.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Unarmed high School sports star killed by police as he backed out of his own driveway

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A high school track and wrestling star was gunned down by police conducting a welfare check. He was unarmed and merely backing his car out of his own driveway.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: We don't need bad law

fromCreatorsSyndicate: Our nation does not need stronger laws against libel. To the contrary, libel and slander laws should be repealed.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo wants to keep you safe around the web

fromTheVerge.com: The company’s revamped app and browser extension will block ad tracking networks from companies like Google and Facebook.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromLATimes: Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it's worth asking why California has fallen behind.
Economics: Statism Versus The Free Market     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromYouTube/RutherfordInstitution: Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to see who you are or what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromYouTube/LibertyPen: Jerry Brown’s high speed rail project appears to be an effective scheme to steal private property from farmers and landowners through eminent domain, but will not produce any value for fleeced taxpayers.
The Government is Not Us    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromProjectVeritas: “Everything you send is stored on my server… You can’t [delete it], it’s already on my server.”
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromForbes: Walmart had good news and bad news for the hundreds of thousands of its employees recently. The good news is that it is hiking the minimum wage it pays them, the bad news is that it is closing dozens of its Sam Club Stores.
Regulation Nation     Economics: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromTheGuardian: Rates of assault and murder decreasing in regions near Mexican border where cannabis use has been partially legalized.

December 1, 2017


‘Surrender your firearms’ – gov’t now confiscating guns from medical cannabis users

from TheFreeThoughtProject: Gun owners in Hawaii who legally use medical cannabis have been told they have 30 days to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms to the police.
2nd Amendment Assaults   The Government is Not Us   The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Supreme Court justices voice support for digital privacy

from USA Today: A majority of Supreme Court justices voiced concerns Wednesday that the government's ability to monitor people through their cellphones violates their privacy.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Records show these prosecutors gave themselves huge bonuses using asset forfeiture funds

from Rare: The district attorney’s office in Suffolk County on Long Island, N.Y., has been caught funneling enormous sums of criminal asset forfeiture funds straight into employees’ pockets with huge bonuses as high as $108,886.
The Government is Not Us   Police State America  Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

A bipartisan tradition of enabling spendaholics

from Creators: Our national debt is $20.5 trillion and heading to $30 trillion by 2030. But rather than a wake-up call for Republicans, they want to get rid of the spending caps meant to constrain lawmakers' uncontrollable appetite to spend.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Macy’s parade security used to promote surveillance and police state

from TheDailyBell: The authorities make sure to push the idea that agents see you without you seeing them. They want everyone to know that embedded amongst the crowds are government spies. This is just getting people used to the idea of being watched.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

John Stossel: The Evil Rich

from Creators: As Republicans struggle to agree on a tax plan, Democrats and much of the media label each attempt at reform a "gift" to rich people. They are right in that any tax cut disproportionately favors rich people since the rich pay much more tax.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

November 29, 2017


Supreme court cellphone case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk 

from Guardian: Carpenter v United States has rightly prompted concerns over surveillance. But it could also have drastic implications for personal freedom in the digital age.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

This awful SCOTUS decision helped create today's civil asset forfeiture racket

from Reason: Bennis v. Michigan should be overruled.
Police State America   Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Teachers attend 'LGGBDTTTIQQAAP' sensitivity training (WTF?)

from PJMedia: The alphabet soup of PC gender nitwittery in Canada.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Nervous about traffic stops? I am. You should be too 

from Rutherford Institute: We’ve all been there before. You’re driving along and you see a pair of flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. Whether or not you’ve done anything wrong, you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.
Police State America 

The real reason the media pushes “sexual liberation”

from The Daily Bell: When you pursue personal liberation, individual freedom, your life will only improve, right up until your last moments on this Earth. When you pursue so-called sexual liberation, your prospects of happiness decay day by day.
The Pursuit of Happiness

State courts say early-morning pot raids were gratuitous and illegal

from Reason: These cases show how blithely drug warriors resort to terrifying and potentially deadly tactics in response to "crimes" that violate no one's rights, even when safer alternatives are readily available.
Police State America   The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

November 18, 2017


The spurious move to stifle speech on campus because it is 'dehumanizing'

from Reason: The latest tactics for intolerant leftists to silence opinions academics and like-minded students disagree with.
Indoctrination and Censorship

FCC approves TV technology that gives better pictures but less privacy

from Reuters: Of course they approved the technology, government likely subsidized it. It allows third parties to tap into television recording devices (cameras, voice activation), a fundamental piece of the puzzle if 1984 is the instruction manual.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

New rules with hefty fees set for growing, selling marijuana in California

from KTLA5: An array of licenses, permits and fees insure the black market will flourish in the Golden State for the foreseeable future.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

FDA loyalty to Big Pharma exposed in move to ban plant that’s CURING opioid addiction

from The Free Thought Project: Sometimes the goals of crony capitalism and the drug war clash.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Can Government Force Speech Against Your Beliefs? 

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Can state politicians demand a Catholic pregnancy center to pimp pro-abortion propaganda. The state of California says yes. Attorney Thomas Glessner is filing a lawsuit that says no.
Indoctrination and Censorship

High schoolers win $3 million against sheriff for warrantless drug search molestation

from NY Daily News: The molesting cops continue on the job, ever vigilant in their quest to rid drugs from bras everywhere.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   Police State America

November 10, 2017


TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports

from ABC News: Procedures that are highly effective in eroding individual rights are not so effective at detecting contraband.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Marijuana Legalization 2017: States and cities where weed won this November

from Inverse: Pot remains illegal at a federal level and is still seen as a “life-wrecking” substance by the country’s Attorney General. But cannabis advocates made enormous strides in elections across the country this week.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Could giving property rights to the world's poor unlock trillions?

from BBC: Some of the most important parts of our modern economy can't be seen - but they can be heard. That's what one Peruvian economist concluded while walking through the idyllic rice fields of Bali, Indonesia, in the 1990s.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Congress is blowing its shot at real NSA reform

from The Verge: This year’s 702 reauthorization is the best chance in years to rein in the NSA.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Senate pushes to eliminate Jeff Sessions' civil asset forfeiture program

from Civilized: A bipartisan group of senators released a letter yesterday in which they called on the legislative body to pass a law to restrict the ability of the Department of Justice to enact civil asset forfeiture programs.
Police State America

Founder of web browser Opera says worried about online privacy

from Reuters: People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

November 9, 2017


Venezuela teeters on brink of default

from Yahoo: End stage socialism is to about to economically crush Venezuela.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Mozilla's Privacy Not Included guide reveals if holiday gifts will spy on you

from CSO Online: Black Friday ads are leaking left and right, but do you know if that holiday gift can spy on you or be hacked?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

WATCH: Liberals gather to scream at the sky

from PJ Media: Anguished snowflakes emerged from their safe spaces last night and gathered in approximately 25 cities to "scream helplessly at the sky" in protest of President Trump's election.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

What if government steals liberty and fails to deliver safety?

from Creators: Judge Andrew Napolitano challenges you to ask yourself some vital questions.
The Government is Not Us

Victim blame: media suggests Rand Paul deserved to be attacked

from The Daily Bell: For the second time this year, Rand Paul has been literally attacked by a Democrat.
Media Bias on Parade

Simpler tax simplification

from Creators: John Stossel contends the Trump tax cut is better than nothing.

October 25, 2017


Britain says no the term "pregnant woman" as it excludes transgender people

from FoxNews: For those suffering from gender dysphoria, it is apparently considered unkind to suggest a womb is necessary
in order to be pregnant.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

California's six-figure pension club has 62,000 members

from Reason: And seven retirees in Los Angeles pulled down more than $1 million each in retirement benefits last year. "Public service" has its privileges.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

Lies and manipulation: The sorry state of global climate alarmism

from WattsUpWithThat?: While practitioners of environmental religion fret about one-tenth of one degree, India has real concerns: food and water.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Europe: journalists against free speech

from GatestoneInstitute: Gone is all pretense that journalism is about reporting the facts.
Media Bias on Parade

Sens. Rand Paul and Ron Wyden unveil privacy-protecting surveillance reform bill

from Reason: Two senators fight back against the surveillance society and the police state to protect individual from their government.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Don’t call the cops if you’re autistic, deaf, mentally ill, disabled or old

from Rutherford Institute: Sometimes it’s dangerous enough calling the cops when you’re not contending with a disability. Unfortunately, the risks just skyrocket when a disability is involved.
Police State America

October 16, 2017


California politicians demand pet stores must sell rescue animals only

from LATimes: The option destroyers never sleep. Now they are dictating to pet store owners what they must sell.
Regulation Nation

In a cashless world, you'd better pray the power never goes out 

from Mises: Consider how screwed you would be if you were in Puerto Rico with no cash.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

NFL protests: Anthem controversy forgets who we are, and strive to be

from Detroit Free Press: Kneeling, or sitting, or otherwise protesting during the anthem may be seen as distasteful or even disrespectful. But it’s permissible expression. And nothing about it is actually infringing on anyone else’s rights.
Indoctrination and Censorship

⭐️ Video: Ayn Rand - How to Rule Mankind

from LibertyPen: Straight from the playbook of socialists and the politically-correct left.
The Government is Not Us

Amazon & Walmart's in-home and car delivery service will let police conduct warrantless searches

from MassPrivatel: Recently, Walmart shocked privacy conscious Americans by announcing they wanted customers to let Walmart employees inside their homes.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

A culture of compliance breeds despots and predators

from Rutherford Institute: It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an entertainment mogul, a corporate CEO or a police officer: give any one person (or government agency) too much power and allow him or her or it to believe that they are entitled, untouchable and will not be held accountable for their actions, and those powers will eventually be abused.
The Government is Not Us

September 22, 2017


The politician behind California high speed rail now says it's 'almost a crime' 

from Reason: The creator of the scheme is suing to keep it from happening.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

In Florida it’s illegal to power your home with solar panels—thanks to lobbying 

from The Free Thought Project: The function of government is about enriching cronies, not representing citizens.
The Government is Not Us

Unleashing the power of mockery on annoying social justice warriors

from Creators Syndicate: In a culture where humorless leftists scolds seek to impose their rule upon us normals by sucking every drop of joy out of life, it is the conservative smartass who is the true subversive.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

 🎬  Do You Have the Courage to Dissent?

from LearnLiberty: Does peer pressure have you running with the crowd or are you guided by the judgment of your mind?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

This is how Californians take back their privacy

from The Sacramento Bee: An internet privacy bill failed to pass California’s Legislature this session, so advocates are pushing a measure for the November 2018 ballot.

Feminist claims sex dolls can be raped 

from Milo: If boys can be girls by simple proclamation, isn't anything possible?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

September 16, 2017


Maduro drops all pretense, vows to become a dictator to ensure “economic peace” in Venezuela 

from PanAm Post: End stage socialism for all to see. Leftists and children should be careful what they wish for.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Sheriff forced to pay own money for sending SWAT team after cop who criticized him 

from The Free Thought Project: A Louisiana Sheriff, who sent a SWAT team after a fellow officer who exposed his corruption, is now being held accountable with a civil lawsuit. Of course, no criminal or disciplinary actions have been taken.
Police State America

 🎬  Thomas DiLorenzo - The Revolution of 1913 

LibertyPen: Ever wonder how our beautiful country, founded on individual liberty, has morphed into its present state of a powerful central government attempting to dictate every facet of your life? The events of 1913 contains the answers.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

The self-driving vehicle future will be the end of privacy 

from The Activist Post: The vehicles sensors will constantly be sucking up data (weather, traffic, speed, location, time, date) and feeding it into the navigation system, potentially revealing private details to law enforcement and other hackers.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Cops claim standard procedure used as teen is tasered to death 

from The Free Thought Project: Cops caught on video tasering a teen in his genitals until he died and saying they were going to kill him, now claim this is standard procedure.
Police State America

September 15, 2017


230 years after the Constitution, we’re walking a dangerous road 

from The Rutherford Institute: A look at what it means to live under the Constitution today.
The Government is Not Us

🎬  Walter E Williams - What is a Right? 

from LibertyPen: There are many misconceptions about what constitutes a right. Professor Williams provides clarity.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Court lets DEA keep evidence from warrantless search 

from TechDirt: The government's lawyers with robes conveniently decided that possible cause is just as good as probable cause. The state may do as it pleases. The Constitutional protections of the Fourth Amendment are now officially gutted.
The Government is Not Us

A case against the minimum wage 

from Forbes: The case AGAINST minimum wage is the case FOR economic liberty. Supporters focus only on the beneficiaries without regard to those shut out of the job market each time the entry bar is raised.
Regulation Nation

What does child porn smell like? DHS is training dogs to sniff it out 

from ReasonTV: This may not qualify as politically correct, but it is hard to contest this being filed under other nitwittery.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Permanent reauthorization of Section 702 of FISA 'borders on insanity' 

from The Caldwell County News: The This would be a final and permanent nail in the coffin for the Fourth Amendment.
Say goodbye to the notion of the "sovereign citizen".
Government is Watching Every Move You Make