Showing posts with label safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label safety. Show all posts
June 3, 2016

Your Home is your...snitch? When your appliances work as police informants.

fromTheMarshallProject: “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

Colorado set to become first In U.S. To use “smart pavement” to monitor drivers In real-time

fromActivistPost: The rise of connected smart cities is in fact based upon multi-use systems and is being imposed with very little debate. It is an all-encompassing agenda that politicians everywhere fully support.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Trump has cut federal payroll by 24,000 jobs

fromCNSNews: The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May and federal employment has now dropped by 24,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Mike Rowe - When safety and feelings become priorities

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The safety first mentality is challenged at long last. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Breaking down America’s worst long-term challenges

fromTheDailyBell: Debt, the retirement crisis and the destruction of our currency. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Spy Games - Corruption@FBI 13

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Now, we know the Obama FBI had implanted a spy within the Trump to deposit information that could later be used as a basis for investigation. 
The Government is Not Us       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

February 9, 2018


Evidence suggests Obama admin spied on candidate Trump and campaign LONG BEFORE FISA request

fromGatewayPundit: More and more evidence is being uncovered that suggests the Obama Administration
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Andrew Napolitano: It Can Happen Here

fromCreators: The loss of liberty rarely comes about overnight or in one stroke. In a democracy, that loss is normally a slow process, often pushed along by well-intentioned folks who do not even realize until it is too late.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New York legislators unveil legislation banning Tide pods

fromReason: The next stage of the safety hysteria cycle.
Regulation Nation     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The need to regulate civil asset forfeiture

fromAl.com: We shouldn't put our law enforcement officers in a position of being incentivized to raise money for their budgets at the expense of public safety and their relationships with the community.
Police State America    Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

‘Deep State’ veterans find new homes in mainstream media

fromConsortiumNews: NBC News’ hiring of former CIA Director John Brennan is the latest in a wave of intelligence community stalwarts being given jobs in the media, raising concerns over conflicts of interests.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Rand Paul's plan to eliminate government shutdowns: automatic 1 percent budget cuts

fromReason: Because nothing in Washington is more terrifying than the prospect of a minuscule spending reduction.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

February 4, 2018


Why free markets?

fromNationalReview: ‘Markets work,’ say conservatives, but why and how?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Devin Nunes - Corruption@FBI 6

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Devin Nunes explains the memo he released which details how a fake dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign was deployed by the FBI as a pretense to obtain permission to spy on the Trump campaign.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

FDA begins implementing awful food-safety law

fromReason: FSMA will put many small farmers out of business.
Regulation Nation

3 lessons from prohibition

fromReason: The 18th Amendment was ratified, extending an existing ban on liquor passed during World War I.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Dealers take the stand to testify against 'corrupt cops who faked warrants to steal money and drugs

fromZeroHedge: Who's the bad guy now? Badges used as license to steal.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

How L.A. cops and firefighters rip off taxpayers big time

fromLATimes: Battling treacherous office chairs and aching backs, aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay.
The Government is Not Us

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

Bathroom Boycotts Flush Safety Of Women And Girls

by Jan LaRue.  Here’s a question for the mayors and governors who are boycotting North Carolina because of its single-sex public restroom law: “Is your taxpayer-funded, executive office bathroom open to the public, including every Tom, Dick and Harry pretending to be ‘Mary’”? North Carolina enacted a law on March 23 that bans individuals from   ... MORE

EPA Dodges Accountability For Flint Water Crisis

by Paul Dykewicz.  Government failures at the federal, state and local levels that led to toxic water flowing from the faucets in Flint, Michigan, spurred the House Oversight Committee to hold two hearings this week in which the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its former Midwest region administrator claimed agency officials    ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Hope For The Dead

The judge's Easter thoughts.     What is the connection between personal 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

Daniel Gelernter: Liberals Want Your Car Keys

Can computerized cars drive better than we can?  The cover story of Time’s March 7 issue makes “the increasingly compelling case for why you shouldn’t be allowed to drive,” claiming that computerized cars are (or, it is hoped, will be) safer drivers than humans, and so the logical thing is to ban humans from driving altogether. The plan is    ... MORE

John Stossel: Robot Cars

A safer way to travel.     The Tesla S is the closest thing to a totally driverless car available now. I had to leave my state to test-drive it. New York's archaic laws forbid taking both hands off the wheel. Once outside New York, the Tesla representative in the passenger seat had me turn on the autopilot. Suddenly, I was doing nothing. The car drove    ... MORE

Felony Charge For Selling A Wisconsin Beer In Minnesota

by Brian Doherty.      Complete f-ing insanity from the outskirts of the Land of the Free, as reported by Minnesota Star-Tribune, about a former pair of publicans from Minnesota who will be going to court in March facing felony charges for selling Spotted Cow beer at the Maple Tavern in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The former owner and manager (the bar is    ... MORE

Daniel Payne: Say Hello To Twitter’s Tweet Police

No wonder Twitter stock is tanking.  Twitter yesterday announced it is forming a “Trust and Safety Council,” an effort to “ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.” The council features “safety advocates, academics, and researchers,” “grassroots advocacy organizations” and “community groups,” all of them        ... MORE

Public Safety's Greatest Threat: The American Police State

by Matthew Harwood.       If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming—and it’s all the fault of activists.  In May, a Wall Street Journal op-ed warned of a “new nationwide crime wave” thanks to “intense agitation against American police departments” over   ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Mass Shooting Delusions

Those "common-sense gun safety laws.      Two days after the massacre in San Bernardino, Marco Rubio said something that most gun control supporters probably thought was outrageous. The Florida senator, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told CBS News "none of the major shootings that have occurred in this country  ... MORE

William N. Grigg: Police Chiefs Across The US Admit Armed Citizens, Not Cops, Is The Best Deterrent Against Terrorism

“If you’re a terrorist, you want unarmed citizens."      If you want to be protected from potential terrorist attacks like the recent massacre in Paris, and suspected domestic terrorist incidents such as the murder of three people at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility and fourteen more at an office party in San Bernardino, you    ... MORE

David Kopel: The Costs And Consequences Of Gun Control

Weighing good and harm.   Today the Cato Institute published my monograph “The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control.” The policy analysis examines several gun control proposals which have been promoted by the Obama administration and the gun control lobby: bans on so-called assault weapons; bans on standard magazines; confiscation;   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Paris And Freedom

Our liberties are NOT the problem.  The tragedy in Paris last Friday has regrettably been employed as a catalyst for renewed calls by governments in western Europe and even in the United States for more curtailment of personal liberties. Those who accept the trade of liberty for safety have argued in favor of less liberty. They want       ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Obama's Empty Gun Control Promise

A plea to sacrifice freedom for the empty promise of safety. President Obama is tired of calling for more gun control after every mass shooting, and I am tired of explaining why that knee-jerk reaction is illogical. But he feels duty-bound to continue ("each time this happens, I'm going to bring this up," he says), and I guess I do too.  Last night   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Why Home Schooling?

Imparting values along with knowledge.   Many public primary and secondary schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent assaults on students. In the 2011-12 academic    ... MORE