Showing posts with label Edward Snowden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Edward Snowden. Show all posts

November 11, 2019


Why raw butter producers are suing the FDA

fromReason: Raw butter advocates are understandably salty about a prohibition on interstate commerce.
Regulation Nation

Another drug-war massacre

fromFFF: Drug warriors are scratching their heads over what to do about the latest drug-war massacre in Mexico. They are considering three options -- but only one can succeed.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Elizabeth Warren wants to raise taxes by $26 trillion

fromReason: What she and Bernie Sanders are proposing is nothing short of a wholesale transformation of the size and scope of government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Snowden autobiography makes a plea for the Fourth Amendment, the right to privacy, and encryption

fromReason: America's most famous whistleblower calls for restricting the power of government.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - A New Rebellion for Freedom

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Rand explains the governing philosophy of modern day society and advocates the path toward freedom.

October 18, 2019


Congressional hearings conflate vaping with smoking, legal e-cigarettes with black-market THC products

fromReason: Democratic legislators ignore the harm-reducing potential of smoke-free nicotine delivery.
Regulation Nation

Edward Snowden: Without encryption, we will lose all privacy.

fromTheGuardian: If internet traffic is unencrypted, any government, company, or criminal that happens to notice it can – and, in fact, does – steal a copy of it, secretly recording your information for ever.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The rise and fall of CNN, the most busted name in news

fromActivistPost: "If you’re looking for a person who embodies that fake version of reality most purely, you need look no further than Jeff Zucker."
Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Ayn Rand- Love, Morality and the Rational Man

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Night and Day with James Day, Ayn Rand responds to probing questions regarding her philosophy of Objectivism. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

ABC admits to using fake footage of Kurdish 'slaughter'

fromZeroHedge: "ABC News was just busted using two year old gun range footage while reporting on Turkey 'slaughtering' the kurds in the wake of a US withdrawal from the region. 
Media Bias on Parade

PG&E’s big blackout is only the start of its new Venezuela act

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: "The problem is, of course, poor maintenance, improper equipment and failure to keep up with the latest technology."

Ed Snowden Thinks A Global iPhone Attack Will Happen This Year As A Result Of The FBI's Battle With Apple

by Jason Lederman. A grim prediction in the wake the FBI's battle with Apple. In the wake of the FBI's legal battle with Apple, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has made a bold prediction. Snowden wrote in a pair of tweets today that he believes iPhones around the world will be globally compromised by August, due to the FBI's "refusal ... MORE

Why Libertarians (Still) Plot To Take Over New Hampshire

by Madison Pauly.     On February 18, hundreds of libertarians will flock to the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire, for the ninth annual Liberty Forum, a four-day conference featuring presentations on topics such as religious freedom, school choice, and "Anarchy: Dressing for Success." A big draw will be Edward Snowden's keynote speech,  ... MORE

Cutting Constitutional Corners Won't Stop Terrorism

by Andrew Napolitano.         If you were looking for a needle in a haystack, simple logic would tell you that the smaller the haystack the likelier you are to find the needle. Except for the government. Since Edward Snowden revealed the federal government's unlawful and unconstitutional use of federal statutes to justify spying on all  ... MORE

Mario Nicolais: Jury Nullification In Colorado Spotlight

The law you won't be told.  “God gives air to men; the law sells it to them.” — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Such is the disdain proponents of jury nullification feel toward laws and prosecutions they believe to be unjust. Generally the province of a small but passionate and vocal few, jury nullification found itself in headlines and on editorial pages ... MORE

Bill Perna: Why Some Americans Hate Edward Snowden

We can no longer be in denial.  Edward Snowden's actions confronts us with a vexing problem. Because of Snowden's actions we are now burdened with the knowledge and evidence that we live in a surveillance state. We are confronted with our complacency. A fundamental question begs an answer. What does it now mean to be an American?       ... MORE

Edward Snowden Is A Patriot And Deserves Freedom

by Jacob Weisberg.  What is the responsibility of public servants who believe that the government is abusing its authority? In most cases, US law encourages them to expose wrongdoing. The Whistleblower Protection Act passed in 1989 protects “any disclosure” that an employee reasonably believes indicates the violation of laws or rules, “gross    ... MORE

Ron Hart: The Court Vindicates Edward Snowden

Who watches the watchers?      “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Ben Franklin, 1759.  Those of us who defended Edward Snowden in his efforts to expose our government’s illegal data collection activities were vindicated last week, as was Mr. Snowden. In essence,     ... MORE

Of Snowden And The NSA, Only One Has Acted Unlawfully

by James Ball.    And it's not Snowden. On 6 June 2013, the Guardian published a secret US court order against the phone company Verizon, ordering it on an “ongoing, daily basis” to hand over the call records of its millions of US customers to the NSA – just one of numerous orders enabling the government’s highly secret domestic mass surveillance      ... MORE

Nick Gass: Edward Snowden Is Ready To Return To U.S.

But can he get a fair trial?   Edward Snowden is ready to go home to the United States. “Snowden is ready to return to the States, but on the condition that he is given a guarantee of a legal and impartial trial,” his Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said at a news conference Tuesday, as quoted by Russian state media outlet TASS. The former National  ... MORE

Edward Snowden's Libertarian Moment: We "Will Remove From Governments The Ability To Interfere With Rights"

by Nick Gillespie.  Via Mark Sletten comes this thread from yesterday's Ask Me Anything session at Reddit that featured Edward Snowden, Oscar-winning documentarian Laura Poitras, and journalist Glenn Greenwald. The question posed to Snowden: What's the best way to make NSA spying an issue in the 2016 Presidential Election? It seems like while it was  ... MORE

Ken Silva: The Government's War On Freedom Of The Press

Transparency in the crosshairs.    The U.S. plummeted to a dismal 49th place on the Reporters Without Borders annual Press Freedom Index, marking the country’s second lowest ranking since the list was created in 2002 and its lowest since 2006. Other countries ranked in the 40s and 50s include Haiti, Mongolia, and Chile. The index cited “judicial   ... MORE

Paul Craig Roberts: The Police State Is Upon Us

You are in grave danger, and so are your children.      Anyone paying attention knows that 9/11 has been used to create a police/warfare state.  Years ago, NSA official William Binney warned Americans about the universal spying by the National Security Agency, to little effect. Recently, Edward Snowden proved the all-inclusive NSA spying by      ... MORE

Todd Krainin: Glenn Greenwald - The Outsider

Exposing a government with no constraints.   Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer who has lost all interest in making legal arguments. The reason for his indifference should terrify anyone who believes that the law, and not arbitrary decision-making by government officials, should govern a nation. Asked whether NSA mass surveillance is legal under    ... MORE