Friday, April 18, 2014

John W. Whitehead: Jesus Lived In A Police State

The dangers of challenging the state.     Those living through this present age of SWAT team raids, police shootings of unarmed citizens, roadside strip searches, and invasive surveillance might feel as if these events are unprecedented. Yet while America may be experiencing a steady slide into a police state, it is neither the first nor the last  ... MORE

Jeff Berwick: Stealing Every Last Penny From Americans

More evidence the government is not us.        All of a sudden the government lays claims to your savings. They can't prove you owe them a dime, but you're deprived due process. The legal bills become overwhelming, and so you let your money be stolen. You simply have no choice. Sound outlandish? It's not. Not in the "Land of the Free"   ... MORE

VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald - Secrecy And Abuse Of Power

William F. Jasper: Why More Bundy Standoffs Are Coming

The war on the west will continue.      The federal government’s over-the-top police action against the Bundy family ranch is an ominous portent of more to come, as rogue agencies and their corporate/NGO partners attempt to “cleanse” the West of ranchers, farmers, miners, loggers, and other determined property owners.       ... MORE

Prostitution Precrime? Government Presumes Intentions

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.     A woman waiting on a street corner. A woman in a tight dress. A woman who speaks to someone walking by, waves to a passing car, looks at you too long. Are there clear, unambiguous meanings to these things? Of course not—they could be the actions of someone selling sex, or of someone waiting for a     ... MORE

VIDEO: Don't Cops Have Better Things To Do?

Liz Peek: Obama Promotes A Society Of Helpless Victims

Dependency sells.     Eric Holder stirred up a hornet’s nest the other day, whining to a mostly black crowd about the ill treatment he received from a Congressional Committee. Holder seemed to imply that he and President Obama have come in for rough treatment because they are black. It was a stunning comment. This is, after all, Eric Holder,  ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Hope For The Dead

Freedom means hope for the living.      What is the connection between freedom and rising from the dead? When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, the word most frequently uttered in speeches and pamphlets and editorials was not safety or taxes or peace;       ... MORE  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

John Stossel: Earth Daze

Blinded by their "political" science.       "The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival." That's how Walter Cronkite and CBS hyped the first Earth Day, back in 1970. Somehow we've survived since then, and most of life got better, although I never hear that from the worrywarts. Of course, some things got better       ... MORE

86M Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

by Terence P. Jeffrey.  Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Leave The Gamblers Alone

NY Law Allows Police To Seize Guns Without A Warrant

by Jason Howerton.         The police state marches on. New York’s hastily-passed gun control law “mandates that law enforcement personnel seize, without a warrant, probable cause or hearing” some firearms, a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York’s Eastern District alleges. The lawsuit was filed in March by the La Reddola,         ... MORE

The Dumbest Federal Policy You'll Read About Today

by A. Barton Hinkle.     It benefits special interests, hurts consumers, and harms the planet. If you are like most people, you probably spend a lot of time wondering, "What is the absolutely worst environmental policy on the planet?" And if you are like most people, you probably think it is America’s ethanol policy. So Virginia's recent decision to      ... MORE

VIDEO: The REAL Bundy Ranch Story

The day free American citizens stood down their heavy-handed government.

Veronique de Rugy: Department Of Cronyism

The administration's favor-dispensing machine.     What's the point of the Department of Commerce? If not for the Census and the Patent Office, the department would function as little more than a one-stop shop for special interests. Don't believe me? Look at its record. In Fiscal Year 2013, the Department of Commerce spent about     ... MORE

Obama's Wish List Since 2009: 442 New Taxes & Fees

by Cheryl K. Chumley.         No one ever said vote-buying is cheap. President Obama has introduced a total of 442 new tax increase proposals since he took office in 2009, a watchdog group reported. Moreover, those 442 tax proposals are different than the 20 that are contained in Obamacare legislation that was signed into law, Americans for    ... MORE

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Tech Lets Cops Watch ENTIRE CITY In Real-Time

by Giuseppe Macri.          Big brother is watching. An Ohio-based surveillance company working with police has created the law enforcement surveillance model of the future, giving cops the ability to capture the activity of an entire city on video. The eerily-named Persistent Surveillance Systems is headed by former Air Force    ... MORE