Showing posts with label drugs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drugs. Show all posts

July 13, 2019


Is facial recognition the new fingerprinting—or something much worse?

fromHumanEvents: State DMVs are building a vast national digital identification database for federal law enforcement.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

A complete list of alternatives to the Google search engine

fromCollectiveEvolution: Using Google as a search engine is no longer giving you access to unedited truth, as admitted by Google exec Jen Gennai. You will see what Google wants you to see.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Citizens now charged with a crime for repairing their own car in their own garage

fromFreeThoughtProject: Another kick in groin to private property rights. In Sacramento, California, residents can now be fined $500 for simply fixing a tire or changing their car's oil in their "own" driveway.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle               Regulation Nation

Florida sheriff deputy arrested after planting drugs on innocent people

fromReason: Drug war incentives are perverse. Make no mistake, the war on drugs is a war on you.
Police State America                The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange 

Congress votes to block feds from enforcing marijuana laws In legal states

fromHumanEvents: At long last, the federal government is dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Judges appear set to rule against Obamacare individual mandate

fromHumanEvents: It didn't satisfy Obama's overlord mentality enough that government could confiscate a large percentage of your earnings already, he was hellbent on dictating what you must buy. 

May 29, 2019


"The most destructive breach In history": Hackers use NSA code to grind Baltimore to a halt

fromReason: It has now been revealed that a key component of the malware used by cyber-criminals was actually developed just a short drive from Baltimore - at the NSA, according to the New York Times.
The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Slavery is neither strange nor peculiar

fromReason: The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation's founding is that slavery was sanctioned.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

IRS defends giving refunds to illegal immigrants

fromFoxNewsInsider: In a letter to Congress, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the decision to allow illegal immigrants to get refunds from the agency.
The Government is Not Us

Weapons of war on our streets: A guide to the militarization of America's police

fromAmmo: The only people with “weapons of war” on America’s streets are, increasingly, the police.
Police State America

“Truth ultimately Is all we have:” Julian Assange appeals for public support

fromGlobalResearch: “The US government or rather those regrettable elements in it that hate truth liberty and justice want to cheat their way into my extradition and death rather than letting the public hear the truth."
Indoctrination and Censorship

The inside story of how Denver decriminalized magic mushrooms

fromReason: Decriminalize Denver campaign director Kevin Matthews speaks about his winning strategy and the new frontier of drug policy.

May 9, 2019


No, Mr. President, tariffs do not cause prosperity

fromAIER:  Taxing your own people and hobbling their trading relationships does not create more wealth. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Denver voters approve measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

fromForbes:  Voters in Denver, Colorado made their city the first in the U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms by approving a ballot measure on the issue on Tuesday.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Discrimination and disparities II

fromZeroHedge:  Different social classes raise their children differently. Studies have shown that children whose parents are professional heard more words per hour than children whose families are on welfare.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Major Mueller report omissions suggest incompetence or a coverup

fromZeroHedge:  Robert Mueller's report contains at least two major omissions which suggest either incompetence, or purposeful concealing of major crimes committed against the Trump campaign and the American people.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Vilifying gun owners doesn't lead to a better society

fromReason:  Progressives push their luck with their totalitarian insistence that everybody is with them or against them on guns and so much else.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Man arrested, facing a year in prison for telling police they are ‘pissing on the Constitution’

fromFreeThoughtProject:  After police refused to respond to his calls for assistance, a Texas man gave police a peaceful piece of his mind, but it landed him in jail. So much for free speech.

Feb 28, 2019


Marijuana legalization bills are advancing in several states

fromForbes:  Marijuana legalization advocates came into 2019 expecting it to be a huge year for cannabis, and lawmakers around the country are not disappointing them so far.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

No drugs, no crime and just pennies for school: how police use civil asset forfeiture

fromPulitzerCenter:  In the past two decades, the federal government took in $36.5 billion in assets police seized from the America people, many of whom never were charged with a crime or shown to have drugs.
Police State America

Political bias is destroying people’s faith in journalism

fromNYPost:  A war on liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not enough. Democrats go for the trifecta, as 44 vote for infanticide.
Media Bias on Parade

Apple's intensifying privacy & encryption stance worsening FBI struggles with lawbreakers 'going dark'

fromAppleInsider:  Because of Apple's and other companies' stances on end-to-end encryption, the U.S. government's trouble in intercepting online communications is only accelerating.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Additional Little Rock residents share stories of "unjustified" no-knock warrants

fromKATV:  Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump: "So as long as officers know that police involved shooting reviews that are meaningless rubber-stamps, they have no incentive to change their behavior."
Police State America

How Is abortion after birth not news?

fromLATimes:  A war on liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not enough. Democrats go for the trifecta, as 44 vote for infanticide.

Jan 23, 2019


Uncle Sam wants your DNA: The FBI’s diabolical plan to create a nation of suspects

fromRutherfordInstitute: Uncle Sam wants you. Correction: Uncle Sam wants your DNA. Actually, if the government gets its hands on your DNA, they as good as have you in their clutches.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make        Police State America

Marijuana is legal in California. So why is the CHP arresting delivery drivers?

fromMercedSun-Star: The CHP hasn’t slowed down in cannabis seizures since legalization. In fact, the department seized nearly eight tons of cannabis between January and November of 2018.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Police State America

Homeschooling produces better-educated, more-tolerant kids. Politicians hate that

fromReason: Government officials should use the success of the competition as an educational moment.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

fromWND: Daniel J. Pilla explains agency's plan to surveil your finances.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Several states invoking nullification to rein In federal government

fromWND: From the Dakotas to Rhode Island to Kentucky, states are increasingly moving to use nullification as a method to curtail what they contend are unconstitutional actions by the U.S. government.
The Government is Not Us

How can we take power away from criminal gangs? Legalize drugs

fromTheGuardian: Prohibition makes our world a more dangerous place, trapping people in poverty

Jan 12, 2019


Boston mayor’s office to force doctors to identify and document patients who own guns

fromGatewayPundit: It is bad enough that doctor-patient confidentiality no longer exists, but now doctors are being actively co-opted into the police state.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   2nd Amendment Assaults    Police State America

With government shut down, citizens forced to interfere in their own lives

fromBabylonBee: One of the primary functions of the government is to ignorantly muck around in the business of others, but the shutdown has forced citizens to try to fill that void themselves.
Regulation Nation

CNN has stopped being a new network and is airing nothing but talk shows

fromCNSNews: "Virtually all of its content is devoted to attacking President Donald Trump", said Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, citing a recent example, in which 14 of CNN 15 headlines attacked Trump.
Media Bias On Parade

Mom tells neighbors her 9-year-old could help them do chores, cops arrive with child labor concerns

fromReason: "Apparently the ad generated multiple phone calls from paranoid neighbors thinking I was using my child as a slave.".
Regulation Nation

Fake news? How about no news?

fromEricPetersAuto: The mainstream press prefers you not know how energy taxes in the name of preventing "climate change" are tearing France apart.
Media Bias on Parade        Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market       

Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

fromSFGate: More and more Americans are opening up to the idea of legalizing marijuana and other illegal substances, and some scientists have recently concluded that psychedelics could have positive effects.

Nov 7, 2018


San Francisco voters smack businesses with new tax to fund more homeless

fromCNBC: As high rents drive out productive citizens, SF seeks to build more homeless shelters to attract more unproductive citizens. 
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency           Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Federal judge advocates jury nullification in response to overzealous child pornography prosecution

fromReason: It just makes sense to let jurors know about their already established power to exercise discretion over bad laws and ill-considered prosecutions. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Walter E Williams: Skin in the game

fromCreators: It turns out that 45 percent of American households, nearly 78 million individuals, have no federal income tax obligation. That poses a serious political problem.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

It’s not just one bad apple. Little Rock’s police department Is rotten throughout

fromReason: Radley Balko thoroughly documents a culture of misconduct, incompetence, and poor training, and the unnecessary deaths that resulted. 
Police State America

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

fromNewsNow: A public school district in Indiana has announced it will drug test students participating in extracurricular activities, a policy that is being criticized by a longtime civil liberties attorney. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Two NY Dems find brand new way to crap on the Constitution in an effort to regulate guns

fromTwitchy: They are “drafting a bill that would allow authorities to review 3 years of social media history and 1 year of internet search history for anyone who wants to buy a gun” 
2nd Amendment Assaults

Nov 5, 2018


We need a #MeToo movement for political consent

fromMises: The Declaration of Independence enshrined the notion that government must possess “the consent of the governed.” Unfortunately, politicians often claim blank checks to define the meaning of citizens’ ballots. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

CNN says biggest ‘terror threat in US is white men’ and ‘we have to do something about them’

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Demonstrating a complete failure to grasp the concept of ‘irony,’ CNN’s Don Lemon urged Americans not to “demonize” each other, then called white men “the biggest terror threat in this country.”
Media Bias on Parade     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How Trump Is winning the midterm elections

fromMoonofAlabama: Trump  knows how to get and maintain attention. Each day he makes some outrageous claims that are red meat for his base, and give major media attention to his politics.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Birthright citizenship: a fundamental misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment

fromDailySignal: The 14th Amendment doesn’t say that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens. It says that “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” are citizens.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

6 reasons to start homeschooling ASAP

fromTheDailyBell: School is not about knowledge or intelligence. It is about obedience. It trains youth to be obedient to authority figures and to seek their approval.
Indoctrination and Censorship

'Ecstasy' study results promising for PTSD

fromWebMD: Government wrong again. The long-banned “club drug” MDMA showed strong results as a treatment against posttraumatic stress disorder in its largest and longest study to date, researchers reported Monday.
Regulation Nation        The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

October 31, 2018


A national debt 6 times the size of the economy? That's where America is heading.

fromReason: While federal revenue will continue to rise as well, it will not keep up with spending.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

3 steps to get the government out of your life

fromTheDailyBell: Step one: stop taking the bait
The Government is Not Us

Trump’s tariffs are backfiring even on industries that were supposed to benefit from trade protectionism

fromAEI: Trump’s steel tariffs are backfiring even for the US steelmakers who were supposed to be the main beneficiaries of tariffs since the whole point of Trump’s protectionism was to artificially prop up high-cost.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Parents outraged after school shaved large patches of hair from kids’ heads to drug test them

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Government's compliant slave training. Students in a Kansas middle school were humiliated after officials removed large chunks of their hair to comply with the school's drug test policy.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     The Government is Not Us

How the government uses its giant facial recognition database

fromTheDailyBell: Government used the terrorism crisis to deploy its massive domestic surveillance scheme
Read about the real reason it exists.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Democratic-controlled House

fromCreators: The Founders recognized that we need government; however, they also recognized that the essence of government is force and that force is evil.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

October 29, 2018


5 things Canada got right when it legalized pot

fromReason: Our northern neighbors are handling the transition from prohibition to regulation better than the U.S. in several ways.
Regulation Nation     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Defaming Muhammad does not fall under purview of free speech, European court rules

fromScienceMag: Forget government permission. Forget those long lines at the pharmacy: Someday soon, you might be making your own medicines at home.
Regulation Nation      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: Price gouging during a natural disaster

fromCreators: Price gouging after natural disasters is often seen as evil exploitation by sellers to rip off desperate customers. Let's hold off on that conclusion until after you give thought to some very important questions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

You could soon be manufacturing your own drugs—thanks to 3D printing

fromScienceMag: Forget government permission. Forget those long lines at the pharmacy: Someday soon, you might be making your own medicines at home.
Regulation Nation

Has America become a dictatorship disguised as a democracy?

fromRutherfordInstitute: We’re living in two worlds, you and I. There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of).
The Government is Not Us

More than half of America gets more in welfare than it pays in taxes

fromMisesInstitute: Why exploding debt? More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

August 1, 2018


Supreme Court essentially nullifies 4th Amendment by denying Ross Ulbricht’s petition

fromFreeThoughtProject: The court's refusal to review Ulbricht's case—in spite of the alleged evidence to convict him being obtained without a warrant—shows the Fourth Amendment has been rendered impotent.  
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process       The Government is Not Us

FDA may soon allow MDMA prescriptions for PTSD

fromReason: MDMA, which was banned by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1985, could be available by prescription as soon as 2021.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

TSA's 'Quiet Skies' program raises legal and civil liberty questions

fromNBCNews: "We certainly need to have more information, but I think the concerns that they are profiling are pretty high," said one national security expert.  
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Some ideas to think about

fromTheBostonGlobe: A big, powerful government tends to draw into it people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson: The Crushing Student Debt Bubble

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, Lenore Hawkins (Tematica Research) joins Tucker to discuss the student debt crisis, America’s ticking time bomb.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

If ObamaCare is an economic time bomb, Medicare for All would be a nuclear explosion

fromFoxNews: The so-called Medicare for All plan on which 60 Democrats are campaigning for Congress this year would cost $32 trillion over ten years.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

July 20, 2016

Mexico: Lopez Obrador government to consider legalization of drugs

fromDW: Mexico's incoming president has granted his interior minister "carte blanche" to consider legalizing drugs. The new Mexican government has promised to respond to record-high violence with a package of judicial reforms.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections

fromSacBee: San Francisco became the first city in California to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections following passage of Measure N with 54 percent of the vote after two previous failed tries.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      

Andrew Napolitano - In defense of Trump with Putin

fromCreators: The power of American arms-makers is formidable. They have acolytes in all branches of government that fear if a Trump-Putin deal is reached, there may be a diminished appetite for their weaponry.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

WATCH: Police respond to video of cop pulling gun on children by arresting the children

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: After an officer was caught on camera pulling his gun on a group of children, his department responded by arresting more children.  
Police State America

California’s Supreme Court won’t let citizens vote for statewide divorce

fromReason: A predictable outcome. State judges routinely do the bidding of the state politicians who appointed them. To hell with what the people want.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - A System of Legalized Racism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Medical schools are discriminating on a massive scale as less qualified African-American and Hispanic students are routinely given priority over higher scoring Whites and Asians.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

July 18, 2016

Rand Paul: "Trump Derangement Syndrome" has gone over the top and people have lost the big picture

fromRealClearPolitics: The big picture is that we should be engaged with Russia. We have serious conflicts in various parts of the globe. It would be a mistake not to have open lines of communication with them.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Our rules of the game: US Constitution

fromCreators: We should demand that Supreme Court justices act as referees and enforce the U.S. Constitution.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle         The Pursuit of Happiness

Starbucks bans plastic straws, winds up using more plastic

fromReason: A Reason investigation reveals that the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

U.S. to make more drugs easily available, cutting role docs play

fromBloomberg: An excellent move that should have been done long ago. BTW, these drugs are available now at AllDayChemist.com, SwissPharmacy.com and others. 
Regulation Nation

The Left’s outrage over Trump-Putin diplomacy shows brainwashing power of 2-party system

fromFreeThoughtProject: To the new left and the neocons, war is the only answer and if you attempt to prevent it through diplomacy, you are committing treason. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption 

Police kill man with bulldozer over 10 marijuana plants

fromReason: Drug war absurdity meets police recklessness. 
Police State America        The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 13, 2016

How to file a complaint against a police officer

fromRonsSpot: Never … ever…walk into a police station by yourself and try to file a complaint against a police officer. Civilian testers have shown that you may be harassed or falsely arrested for doing so.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: Shooting ourselves in the foot

fromCreators: It's as if you and I were in a rowboat out at sea and I shot a hole in my end of the boat. What should be your response?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

John Stossel: Dads needed

fromCreators: Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles. But then, as he learned more ... 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Facebook algorithm flags, removes Declaration of Independence text as hate speech

fromReason: The social media site has a difficult time telling the difference between white nationalist ravings and the writing of Thomas Jefferson.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Rush Limbaugh - Harvard and The Deep State

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Rush Limbaugh relates an interesting article about the linkage between Ivy League schools and The Deep State — one that even transcends partisan politics.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Gambling and drugs may be the cure for Connecticut's ailing economy

fromCNBC: Connecticut’s legislature is considering legalization of sports betting and recreational marijuana, which could potentially generate hundreds of millions in revenue, creating jobs and promoting tourism.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

June 26, 2016

VIDEO: The Disgraceful Origins of America's War on Drugs

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the History Channel, a look at what really initiated the war on drugs. This is NOT what the government put on the front porch for the goats to consume.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Citizenship checkpoints start to spread across the Constitution-free zone

fromActivistPost: It is slowly beginning to dawn on people that when you restrict the freedoms of certain groups, that arbitrary system of oppression eventually boomerangs back upon you.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The final assault in the war on cash

fromZeroHedge: If you value sound money, political freedom, limited government, taxation with representation, enterprise and privacy… then you’re going to hate this preview of coming attractions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: How Government Makes Air Travel More Dangerous

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A look at hiring practices instituted by the Obama administration that rewards unemployment and ignorance of science while punishing military experience and education to promote diversity.
Regulation Nation       The Government is Not Us

Why they hate Tucker Carlson

fromAntiWar: No one is allowed to dissent from the official Establishment line and Carlson is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink.
Indoctrination and Censorship       Media Bias on Parade

Judge rules cop can be sued for tasering teen’s genitals on video until he died

fromFreeThoughtProject: Despite police union protests, a federal judge has ruled that a police officer acted with excessive force when he tasered a teen's genitals—repeatedly—until the teen eventually died. 
Police State America

June 17, 2016

Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

fromReuters: The setting change is certain to draw criticism from U.S. law enforcement officials who have been engaged in ways to force technology companies to maintain access to users’ communications. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

⭐️  VIDEO: The Rise and Fall of American Freedom

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: LP's magnus opus on freedom. Features Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Paul Harvey, Andrew Napolitano, Walter E Williams, Tom Woods, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Penn Jillette and more.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Tate Fegley: The Case for Private Policing

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Tom Woods Show, a look at why private policing would serve the public better than government policing.
Police State America     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A closer look at extreme FBI bias revealed in OIG report

fromZeroHedge: Horowitz: "These texts are “Indicative of a biased state of mind but even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the Presidential candidate’s electoral prospects."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trump should hurt Sessions by helping drug offenders

fromReason: Commutations for people serving absurdly long sentences would not only serve the cause of justice but be a great new way to torture little Jeffy.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Liberal doctors claim gun ownership is a disease

fromConservativeHQ: The problem, of course, is that some physicians who generally pride themselves on being men and women of science act on pure emotion and leftwing politics when it comes to guns.
2nd Amendment Assaults       Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

June 15, 2016

How to drain the swamp: end the failed war on drugs

fromFFF: While the taxpayers of Flyover America were being shackled with what is now $20 trillion of public debt, the boondogglers and busybodies of the Imperial City were chopping up harmless cannabis plants.
The Government is Not Us       The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

fromLATimes: California’s 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent’s edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year.
The Pursuit of Happiness

Fact-checking the “fact-checkers”: Snopes & Politifact have a political agenda

fromOrganicPrepper: I never expected a hub-bub. I did my research, came to some conclusions, and titled my article, “Now It’s Illegal to Have a Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day.”
Indoctrination and Censorship

Walter E Williams: Diversity and inclusion harm

fromCreators: The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are two federal agencies that fund university research and are consumed by diversity and inclusion ideology.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Chopping down own trees nets man $22,500 in fines

fromCBSNewYork: Cutting down the trees made his property safer however he failed to pay the Sheriff of Nottingham for the privilege. The notion of private property in America has become meaningless.
Regulation Nation

Disaster arrives for climate alarmists

fromRealClimateScience: Arctic sea ice volume is above normal, highest in thirteen years, and melting at the slowest rate on record
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

June 5, 2016

Badge of impunity

fromARSTecnica: Government courts do not hold other government agents accountable.
Police State America

The government’s cure for the opioid epidemic may be worse than the disease

fromReason: When the government's cure for the "epidemic" proves worse than the disease, it's time to try something new.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

White privilege has become a religion, complete with church ladies

fromTheFederalist: How enlightened these faithful must be to voluntarily enjoy having their sins denounced!  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

SWAT team burns baby with flash distraction device while on drug hunt

fromARSTecnica: Cops send 2-year-old to hospital during quest to incarcerate nonviolent drug offenders.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

fromARSTecnica: “From a law enforcement or intelligence perspective, smart appliances are very valuable tools that can let us monitor or listen to individuals,” says a former FBI executive assistant director.  
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Civil asset forfeiture: highway robbery marketed as a drug enforcement tool

fromARSTecnica: The morality of theft doesn't change because it has been legalized. And, what citizens had this authority in order to delegate it to government?  
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

March 23, 2016

Tolerance cuts both ways: freedom for the speech we hate

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: Reminder: The First Amendment affirms the right of the people to speak freely, worship freely, peaceably assemble, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and have a free press. 
Indoctrination and Censorship      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner promised a criminal justice revolution. He’s exceeding expectations.

fromTheIntercept: What a justice warrior looks like. In his first week on the job, he fired 31 prosecutors from the DA’s office because they weren’t committed to the changes he intended to make. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

House passes bill that would give patients access to experimental drugs

fromNYTimes: It's your life, isn't it? About time government stops trying to impede your survival.
Regulation Nation     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Vivaldi browser taps privacy-first DuckDuckGo search

fromCNet: Block out government peeping toms. As your personal information leaks out through Facebook, one web browser offers a new option to keep a lid on it -- for private browsing tabs, at least. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Barry Farber: We can't go on like this

fromWND: Too many Americans hate President Donald Trump more than they love Americans. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

fromMarketWatch: Looking ahead, analysts see the nation much deeper in debt. The Committee for a Responsible Budget projects debt exceeding the size of the economy within a decade.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market