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Showing posts with label TSA. Show all posts

March 20, 2018


Why our world needs digital currency

fromMedium: A very easily understood explanation of cryptocurrency and why it should matter to you.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   

Trump to unveil opioid plan seeking death penalty for drug dealers

fromReuters: Authoritarian president advocates murder for those involved in approved voluntary exchange.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

Amazon deletes reviews of conservative authors with no explanation

fromPJMedia: Every authoritarian worth his salt knows that good ideas can be rebutted, but great ones must be censored.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade   

San Francisco is suffering from the excesses of its own liberalism

fromTheFederalist: The astounding level of mismanagement and general deterioration of public decency will continue to plague the city until reasonable measures are taken to combat vagrancy.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery  

ACLU asks in lawsuit: Why is the TSA searching digital devices on domestic flights?

fromLATimes: Government's contempt of the Constitution, in general, and the Fourth Amendment, in particular, is beyond depressing.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

In gambling battle, both sides are wrong

fromReason: Neither supporters nor opponents want to consider personal liberty.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange
  

March 16, 2018


Facebook's war on 'conservative' sites

fromWND: The king of social media has been making algorithm changes seemingly intended to marginalize the traffic of right-of-center online news operations, and they have been effective. 
Media Bias on Parade

President Trump and the freedom of speech

fromCreators: The limits of power. Freedom of speech trumps Trump -- as it should. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - No Skin in the Game

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Williams contends that spending constraints will never occur so long as half of the citizens have no skin in the game. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

ACLU is suing the government for info about TSA device searches

fromMotherboard: The TSA won't release information about its warrantless searches of electronic devices carried by US citizens on domestic flights. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make      Police State America

John Stossel: Lies about Trade

fromCreators: All a trade deficit shows is that a country sells us more than we sell them. We get the better of that deal. They get excess dollar bills, but we get stuff.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Say no to “hardening” the schools with zero tolerance policies and gun-toting cops

fromRutherfordInstitute: Just what we don’t need: more gun-toting, taser-wielding cops in government-run schools that bear an uncomfortable resemblance to prisons.
Police State America

March 15, 2018


New Jersey prepares to raise taxes on "almost everything" as it nears financial disaster

fromZeroHedge: Taxpayers to bear more and more burden in order to satisfy the spending (vote-buying) desires of state politicians. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

TSA accused of searching domestic travelers’ devices with no warrant

fromARSTechnica: TSA has failed to fully respond to FOIA requests from the ACLU. 
Regulation Nation      Police State America

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Sanctuary from Homicide

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look at how sanctuary cities provide illegal immigrants with protection — even from charges of homicide.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - The Political Value of Crisis

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Sowell explains the common political tactic of presenting a “crisis” as a means of forwarding their agenda. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

There ought not be a law

fromReason: The world is an imperfect place, but laws tend to make things worse, not better. 
Regulation Nation

US drops four spots to 18th place in the happiness rankings

fromTheHill: "Perceptions of corruption in government and business have risen over time; and confidence in public institutions has waned." 
The Pursuit of Happiness

March 6, 2018


The awful Supreme Court precedent that helped create today's asset forfeiture nightmare

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker explains how politicians in California and Chicago have devised tactics to register illegal aliens as a central feature of their electoral strategy.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - The Illegal Alien Voter Drive

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker explains how politicians in California and Chicago have devised tactics to register illegal aliens as a central feature of their electoral strategy.
The Government is Not Us       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

EU looks to familiar playbook to hit back at Trump plan

fromTheWallStreeJournal: The European Commission will review an approach that led then-President George W. Bush to remove tariffs in previous dispute.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

State legislatures have a duty to protect free speech at public universities

fromForbes: If state action is deemed “unnecessary” to protect free speech--one of our most cherished civil liberties, if not the most cherished civil liberty—then one is hard-pressed to explain when it is ever necessary.
Indoctrination and Censorship    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

84yo Holocaust Survivor abused by TSA draws ominous parallel with her time in Auschwitz

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: An 84-year-old grandmother and holocaust survivor says her treatment by the TSA was so bad that even though she survived Auschwitz, she barely survived the TSA.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America      Regulation Nation

Trump's impulsive trade war is lousy economics and worrisome politics

fromReason: President's hasty new "trade war" will damage the American economy while continuing his process 
of removing tariff-reduction from two-party politics.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromReason: Unfortunately, that's not all it's doing.
Regulation Nation

fromCreators: Just hours after his announcement, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a bill to allow recreational use of cannabis, which the Senate had passed last year, and Republican Gov. Phil Scott supports the idea.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromTheFederalist: Google employees are creating their own enclave of mandatory wokeness, but they're not content to keep this ideological policing within their own walls.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Body camera footage of a Las Vegas cop abusing a woman was so bad that the cop was actually sentenced to prison this week.
Police State America

fromAIER: People who have traveled the world, or are of a certain age and have long memories, are conscious, however inchoately, that something has gone very wrong in our bathrooms. Maybe you are among those who have noticed.
Regulation Nation

fromDownTrend: The list of stupid things you can’t bring on an airplane just got a little longer and a lot more stupid. Apparently you can’t bring your own hand if it is pointing.

December 14, 2017


VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Corruption@FBI

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Evidence is mounting that the FBI is in reality a weaponized political force for the Deep State, not an impartial information-gathering law enforcement agency.
The Government is Not Us    Police State America    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

TSA to stop taking driver’s licenses from 9 U.S. states

from TravelZoo: Including California. Terrorists rack up another victory over American liberty. They have now succeeded in damaging America's freedom to travel, with the compliance of authoritarian U.S. bureaucrats.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws

from Creators: From the incomparable Walter E Williams. Customs, traditions and moral values have been discarded without an appreciation for the role they played in creating a civilized society, and now we're paying the price.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Liberate food trucks

from Creators: A John Stossel column. The rules, like demands for licensing of florists, moving companies, hair dressers, tour guides, etc., are passed by politicians. But often these politicians are in cahoots with owners of established businesses.
Regulation Nation

Welcome to the surveillance state: China’s AI cameras see all

from Creators: The future in monitoring human livestock. Coming to tyranny near you. Authorities showed a BBC reporter that they could use the system to identify and apprehend him in seven minutes.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Death and taxes: Trump's tax bill and the National Defense Authorization Act

from NationalPrioritiesProject: The $66 billion in war funding represents the permanence of the wars that began 16 years ago in Iraq and Afghanistan, with no end in sight.
Defense Versus The War Machine

November 23, 2017


Thankful for Property Rights on Thanksgiving Day

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Private property became the foundation for building the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. A John Stossel column.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Statewide ban on e-cigarettes indoors in New York starts today

from Syracuse.com: The heavy-handed government nannies will allow free people to vape in their private homes -- for now.
Regulation Nation   The Government is Not Us

With TSA on the ropes, holiday travel may be a bear

from Politico: A potentially record-setting uptick in travel this Thanksgiving will coincide with TSA's implementation of new screening rules.
The Government is Not Us

Feminist supports making false rape allegations against men

from Downtrend: Feminist writer Emily Lindin: Here’s an unpopular opinion: I’m actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - The Minimum Wage

from LibertyPen/YouTube: In just over two minutes, Friedman explains the driving force behind the counter-productive practice of minimum wage.
Regulation Nation   Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Owen Benjamin - Fighting Back the Thought Police

from LibertyPen/YouTube: From the Tom Woods Show, Comedian/commentator Owen Benjamin shares how he successfully dealt with attacks from the PC thought police.
Indoctrination and Censorship   Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

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

October 18, 2017


Free markets make the world a better place

from Reason: Economic growth, capitalism, improves standards of living, health, life expectancy.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

8 out of 10 will only read this headline

from MoonOfAlabama: Headlines lie to catch attention and only a few read beyond them. What was once identified as tabloid has now become mainstream.
Media Bias on Parade

Ahead of Halloween, universities nationwide tell students what not to wear

from the College Fix: Universities scramble to protect snowflakes from the sight of sombreros, headdresses or other symbols that may trigger the need for a safe space.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

If you live in one of these nine states, you'll soon need a passport to fly domestically 

from Circa: In just over three months, residents from nine states will be required to show a U.S. passport to board any flight, including domestic travel, according to new TSA guidelines.
Regulation Nation

There are no shortcuts on the path to success and happiness

from Liberty.Me: Success and happiness are possible to anyone willing to do what is required to achieve that kind of life, but it takes a lifetime of effort and dedication to the most important thing in life, making one’s life the best it can possibly be.
The Pursuit of Happiness

Florida's governor declared a state of emergency ahead of a Richard Spencer speech

from the Circa: Or, thought police declare war on free speech. Only good ideas need be feared in the arena of debate and white supremacy is not one.
Indoctrination and Censorship

October 14, 2017


A nigger and an Uncle Tom

from SlowtoWrite: Samuel Sey: The term Uncle Tom is a racial slur for Black men perceived as submissive to White people—Black men like me. I am perceived as submissive to White people because I do not submit to Black people.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How we learned not to care about America's wars

from Common Dreams: Sixteen years of autopilot wars, but who’s counting?
Defense vs. The War Machine

⭐️ John Stossel: Let Them Leave

from Creators: America was founded on an act of secession from England. So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

How the minimum wage entrenches inequality and economic privilege

from the Federalist: Early minimum wage proponents knew what they were doing, by pricing “undesirable” workers out of the labor force to perpetuate minority poverty. Let’s not finish their work for them.
Regulation Nation

New TSA screening means airport security hell is about to get worse 

from The Manual: “Well, at least it can’t get any worse.” These days, that seems to be the mantra for most air travelers just before the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enacts some new program that does just that.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The federal government never lets a serious crisis go to waste

from Reason: "The expansion of federal power has not been steady and inexorable; it has grown through sudden, quantum leaps in times of emergency, most especially war. The crises eventually subside, but many of the powers remain—to be built upon later when the next crisis unfolds."
The Government is Not Us

Thom Dunn: A 7-Month-Old Baby Is On The No-Fly List

Our proactive stance on terrorism.      In 2012, a 7-month-old baby was designated as a "known or suspected terrorist threat" by airport security and placed on the no-fly list. That baby is now 4 years old and is one of 18 plaintiffs listed in a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in April seeking damages for those who have  ... MORE

Child Molestation If Done By Private Individual: Ten-Year- Old Girl Gets 2-Minute TSA Patdown Over Juice Pouch

by Morgan Cook.     A Capri Sun juice pouch mistakenly left in a 10-year-old San Diego girl’s carry-on handbag led a TSA agent to subject the girl to almost two minutes of frisking and extra screening that lasted about an hour, her father said. Liquids exceeding 3 ounces are not allowed in carry-on bags, for fear they might contain explosives, but the    ... MORE

TSA Will Stop Accepting Driver's Licenses From 9 States

by Nick Gillespie.    The last time we took notice of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), it was to inform you that the unpopular, expensive, and ineffectual outfit had decided it could force travelers on domestic airline flights to go through full-body scanners. Previously, TSA had allowed folks to submit instead to a full-body pat-down.     ... MORE

TSA Makes It Harder For Passengers To Avoid 'Virtual Strip Search' Scanners Just In Time For The Christmas Rush

by Wills Robinson.     Air travelers will find it harder to avoid body scanners after airport security protocols were quietly ramped up. The six million Americans who are expected to take to the skies over Christmas could face delays after the Transport Security Administration (TSA) tweaked guidelines so passengers will have to go through the    ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

Solar on the naughty list. I want coal for Christmas, and not because I’ve been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel       ... MORE

TSA Screens Holiday Travelers Once Again, With Feeling

by James Bovard.    Flyers must surrender privacy along with boarding passes. If you use hand sanitizer when traveling, the Transportation Security Administration can badger you as if you were a terrorist suspect. TSA is one of the biggest hassles many Americans will encounter this holiday season. I learned that firsthand while flying home from   ... MORE

John Stossel: How The State Cashes In On Fear

This Halloween, what do you fear?  I fear fear itself because when we are afraid, we willingly give away our freedoms. Global warning? More power to the EPA! 9/11? Vote 100 to 0 to create a TSA! Kids don't learn? Common Core! Crime up? Spend on police! (Or for leftists: increase welfare!) Immigrants? Seal the border! Ebola? More money and   ... MORE

From Free Country To Police State: Cal Mayor Forced To Give Up Electronics And Passwords To SFO Airport Gestapo

by Nathan Mattise.     Just a routine warrantless search. Stockton, California Mayor Anthony R. Silva attended a recent mayor's conference in China, but his return trip took a bit longer than usual. At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week, agents with the Department of Homeland Security detained Silva and confiscated his personal  ... MORE