Showing posts with label tyranny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tyranny. Show all posts

May 15, 2020


The Obama operatives who unmasked General Mike Flynn revealed… 

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Who is the Deep State you ask? Brennan, Biden, Clapper and Samantha Power! The swamp creatures are identified.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Corruption@FBI: The Draining of the Swamp Begins

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The worm turns. The truth exonerates Michael Flynn while turning the bony finger back on a the “dirty, filthy cops” that ran the Obama administration FBI.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trump furious after NBC 'apologizes' for Chuck Todd's propaganda edit of Barr interview

fromZeroHedge: Insight on how fake news is produced with deceptive editing, courtesy of the pros at NBC.
Media Bias on Parade

Seattle cop prepares to be fired for reminding officers not to obey 'tyrannical orders'

fromZeroHedge: A Port of Seattle Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave after refusing to delete a viral video reminding police officers that they don't have unlimited powers.
Police State America

John Stossel: When government programs do more harm than good

fromReason: Shame on the U.S. government for making unemployment pay better than work.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Oregon campaigns to legalize psilocybin mushrooms and decriminalize drugs team up to qualify for ballot

fromMarijuanaMoment: Activists behind an effort to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic use and another to decriminalize all currently illicit drugs are partnering to ensure mutual success.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

April 27, 2020


VIDEO: Stay-At-Home Orders: By What Authority?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: By what authority can government overrule the Bill of Rights?
Police State America

Let’s legalize prostitution

fromTheDailyBell: Remember, we are discussing an entirely voluntary interaction between consenting adults; underage prostitution constitutes child abuse, a crime in all civilized societies.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Why are the mainstream media ignoring Tara Reade's sexual assault accusation against Joe Biden?

fromReason: So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
Media Bias on Parade

The Fed has gone nuts. And It can get worse

fromMises: The common thread of all these proposals is to triple down on the money printing and gamble covering of 2008—spreading unlimited dollars to, especially, big business and governments.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Miami has recorded no homicides in 6 weeks despite deliberate decline in police enforcement

fromReason: Miami’s police chief orders officers to reduce ticketing and public interactions. Mayhem doesn’t ensue.
Police State America

Trump Asks Why American taxpayers should bail out "poorly run, Democrat" states

fromZeroHedge: Trump: "Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing out poorly run states and cities, in all cases Democrat run and managed, when most of the other states are not looking for bailout help?"
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

April 15, 2020


COVID-19 and the war on cash: What is behind the push for a cashless society?

fromTheDailyBell: The war on cash is a concerted campaign to shift consumers towards a digital mode of commerce that can be monitored, tracked, tabulated, mined for data, hacked, hijacked and confiscated when convenient.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle                 Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Congress extends recess until at least May 4

fromPolitico: The longer tyrants are socially distanced, the better off freedom-loving Americans are.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The surveillance state thrives during the pandemic

fromReason: Can we take government officials at their word that they'll eventually abandon their new powers?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The real cost of anti-price-gouging laws

fromMises: Given that the rationale for anti-gouging laws is to benefit consumers, we ought to check whether consumers are actually made better off.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Tyrants never let a crisis go to waste

fromTheDailyBell: Here’s a roundup of what’s happening around the world in the name of protecting the people:
The Government is Not Us

Some shirts hide you from cameras—but will anyone wear them?

fromArsTechnica: It's theoretically possible to become invisible to cameras. But can it catch on?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

March 19, 2020


Panic will end but tyranny will not

fromDailyMail: We saw it with 9/11 and we’re seeing it the covid-19: people will give up their freedom and accept expanding government power when they’re afraid.

Joe Biden’s plan to shut down the firearms industry

fromNationalReview: His political attacks on the industry are why we have a law barring attempts to hold arms manufacturers legally responsible for shootings.

To track virus, governments weigh surveillance tools that push privacy limits

fromWallStreetJournal: Geolocation and facial-recognition systems can locate vectors of infections, but they also gather highly personal data.

Civil asset forfeiture should be eliminated entirely

fromStarTribune: Police and prosecutors should be bound by criminal law, a system where citizens—and their stuff—are innocent until proven guilty.

Orange County threatens to jail people who walk outside with others not in household

fromDailyMail: Covid-19 has given authoritarians carte-blanche to run roughshod over the rights of citizens
Regulation Nation                      The Government is Not Us

The plastic bag ban backfires

fromWallStreetJournal: While California's governor is quick to close bars under the pretense of stopping the spread of the virus, they promote reusable bags that are notoriously dirty transmitters.

Regulation Nation                      The Government is Not Us


March 17, 2020


How Italy's socialized medicine deals with overload: Let the old folks die

fromDailyMail: A crisis management unit in Turin suggested that victims will be denied access to intensive care if they are aged over 80 or in poor health.

End the FISA

fromTownhall: An unconstitutional mess that weakens national security and threatens civil liberties.

How national security surveillance nabs more than spies

fromAPNews: Broad searches for foreign intelligence information flips the Fourth Amendment on its head when the government repurposes those searches for domestic criminal prosecutions

This crackdown on a jury nullification activist violates the First Amendment

fromReason: What’s at stake in Michigan v. Wood

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Those Evil Robber Barons

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A crisis management unit in Turin suggested that victims will be denied access to intensive care if they are aged over 80 or in poor health.

Things have changed..."at least in wartime, the bars stay open"

fromZeroHedge: "Even those of us who signed up for this trip - that is, who expected a long emergency - may be a little bit in cosmic awe at just how much shit is flying into the ol’ fan."

March 16, 2020


This is a test: How will the Constitution fare during a nationwide lockdown?

fromtheDailyBell: What is about to unfold over the next few weeks is a test to see how well we have assimilated the government’s lessons in compliance, fear and police state tactics.

Dems try taking advantage of coronavirus crisis to put new mandates on business

fromPersonal Liberty: Politicians will always see a crisis to be a golden opportunity to expand the size and scope of government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Life inside the Italian lockdown

fromSpiked: Panic is seldom an advisable guide to action. But, it does provide government with an opportunity to centralize more power.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Joe Biden - Here's the Deal

fromReason: A fun/frightening look at the deal Joe Biden offers America.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why ‘price gouging’ actually helps during a crisis

fromLibertarianInstitute: When prices aren’t allowed to move in response to changing economic conditions, those who most urgently need these critical items will likely find the shelves empty.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Liberty activist ‘murdered as he slept’ by SWAT team seizing his guns

fromFreeThought Project: This case appears to be crystal clear. Police claimed the innocent man’s guns were illegal, raided his home to take them, and killed him in the process. He had harmed absolutely no one.

February 3, 2020


Impeachment is killing Trump Derangement Syndrome

fromFrontPage: You can only hit the rage button so many times.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Massage parlor panic

fromReason: A potent combination of puritanism, racism, and political opportunism is putting Asian masseuses and the people who support them in needless danger.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange           Regulation Nation

Walter E Williams: Democracy and tyranny

fromCreators: "It's Congress that poses the greatest threat to our liberties. The framers' distrust is seen in the negative language of our Bill of Rights such as: Congress 'shall not abridge, infringe, deny, disparage ...'" 
The Government is Not Us

First Assange, now Greenwald: The growing attacks on adversarial journalism

fromNationOfChange: It’s unlikely that Greenwald, who at least has the benefit of widespread fame and international support, will be the last journalist to be targeted.
Indoctrination and Censorship

How the House lost the witness battle along with impeachment

fromTheHill: The hard truth is that House Democrats lost this case the minute they rushed an impeachment vote, and they knew it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

U.S. veteran sentenced to life in prison for selling less than a gram of weed

fromSgtReeport: Any time anyone is deprived of their freedom or extorted by government for possessing or partaking in this plant, it is cruel and excessive, yet sadly it remains a function of this entire system.

January 15, 2020


Atlanta police make monumental move, disband entire drug unit to focus on actual crime

fromFreeThoughtProject: “Violent crime and gang activity must be the Department’s primary focus and where we will have a greater impact on the crimes affecting those most often victimized in our communities.”
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle                   The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

John Stossel: Occupational licensing hurts the little guy

fromReason: People who want to work should be allowed to work.
Regulation Nation

Elderly, wheelchair-bound woman alleges TSA agents groped her body in full view of other travelers

fromFreeThoughtProject: TSA employees reportedly ordered a 95-year-old leukemia patient in a wheelchair to remove her adult diaper so that agents could search her.
Police State America          Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Entitlements Cannot Be Rights

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A brilliant explanation of rights and entitlements and the inherent difference in the two.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle 

Walter E Williams: Unappreciated crime costs

fromCreators: Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia and many others.
The Government is Not Us

Nullify government tyranny: In 2020, harness the power of your discontent

fromDailyBell: Twenty years into the 21st century, and what do we have to show for it? Government corruption, tyranny and abuse have propelled us at warp speed towards a full-blown police state.
Police State America                      The Government is Not Us

November 5, 2019


The DNA database used to find the Golden State Killer is a national security leak waiting to happen

fromMITTechnologyReview:  Here’s how spies could use a crowdsourced genetic ancestry service to compromise your privacy—even if you’re not a member.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Pregnant Florida mom uses AR-15 to kill home intruder

fromNYPost:  A pregnant woman is credited with saving the lives of her husband and daughter after she used an AR-15 to fatally gun down a home intruder, a report said.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Why John Brennan, Peter Strzok and DOJ needed Julian Assange arrested – and why UK officials obliged…

fromConservativeTreehouse:  Peter Strzok appears to have acted as a bridge between the CIA and the FBI.  The perfect type of FBI career agent for CIA Director John Brennan to utilize.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

California's war on weed continues thanks to a red tape-fueled black market

fromReason:  California has botched its legalization so badly that the state's attorney general is putting out press releases to brag about how many people they're still arresting.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Disproportionalities: Whose fault?

fromCreators:  Of those killed by lightning, 82% are men. One can only wonder what social justice warriors would do about these and many other disproportionalities.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

A new kind of tyranny: The global state’s war on those who speak truth to power

fromRutherfordInstitute:  “What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours.”—John Pilger, investigative journalist

Jan 7, 2019


The ever-shifting definition of "assault weapons"

fromVolokhConspiracy: The phrase has been used to promote bans on almost every type of gun.
2nd Amendment  Assaults

New York City greets the new year with a host of new nanny-state rules

fromReason: Styrofoam bans, cigarette restrictions, and Uber taxes are just some of the regulations New Yorkers will have to contend with in 2019.
Regulation Nation

Reporter quits NBC citing network’s support for endless war

fromCaitlinJohnstone: William Arkin makes clear that NBC is in no way the sole mass media offender in its refusal to question or criticize the normalization of endless warfare.
Defense Versus The War Machine       Media Bias on Parade

In 2019, say no to the government’s cruelty, brutality and abuse

fromRutherfordInstitute: Let’s make 2019 the year we refuse to allow the government’s abusive behavior to be our new normal. There is nothing normal about egregious surveillance, roadside strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, indefinite detentions, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, police brutality, profit-driven prisons, or pay-to-play politicians.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

The FBI is trying Amazon’s facial-recognition software

fromNextGov: The software allows the FBI to go through video surveillance footage much faster than agents can.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

2018 saw a global revolt against climate change policies

fromWaatsUpWithThat: Despite increasingly apocalyptic warnings from U.N. officials, 2018 has seen a number of high-profile defeats for policies aimed at fighting global warming.

Jan 1, 2019


Fear of a Rand Paul-influenced Trump foreign policy

fromReason: Such fear is a sign of an exhausted establishment that can't justify decades of expensive failure.
Defense Versus The War Machine

California plans stricter gun laws in 2019

fromCNBC: California is going to ban anyone under 21 from buying rifles, shotguns and semiautomatic weapons.

‘Gun-free’ United Kingdom has a growing problem with illegal guns

fromLouderWithCrouder: Their civilian peeps have no means of protecting themselves against criminal gun use. At least here in the U-S-of-A we can counter mass-murdering fiends with guns of our own.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Firm who warned America of ‘Russian Meddling’ caught running fake Russia bot campaign

fromFreeThoughtProject: The company behind an op-ed in the New York Times about “the Russians” and their nefarious efforts to influence American elections were the actual perpetrators of said influence.
Media Bias on Parade      Indoctrination and Censorship    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

California women's march canceled for being 'overwhelmingly white'

fromReason: NOT FROM THE ONION. Modern leftist activism is mired in infighting between the most marginalized and their allies. Blame intersectionality for pretelizing these poor snowflakes.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Nullification is the cure for tyranny

from71Republic: With the death of local sovereignty comes the rise of the superstate, where the only checks on their power are the arbitrary rulings of the elites within their own ranks.

September 11, 2018


Andrew Napolitano: Kavanaugh is an enemy of the 4th Amendment

fromMises: Another police state advocate rises to power. Supreme Court Justices are supposed to interpret the Constitution, not determine which parts don't matter! 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

A mathematician says activists made his paper disappear because its findings offended them

fromReason: Truth is officially politically incorrect. At behest of a feminist professor, an academic journal's board reportedly threatened to "harass the journal until it died."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Paul Harvey - How Government Got Bigger and Citizens Got Littler

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Do you wonder how government transmogrified from servant to master? The means politicians have used to transfer power and control away from individual citizens to the ruling class. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: It's our Constitution -- not Kavanaugh

fromCreators: Those Americans rallying against Kavanaugh's confirmation are really against the U.S. Constitution rather than the man. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Judging Kavanaugh

fromCreators: conservatives have more reason to be happy than libertarians.. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      

VIDEO: Corruption@FBI - A Kangaroo Court Called FISA

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: We have now learned that the FISA Court is not a judicial review in any real sense but rather a glorified government rubber stamp. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       The Government is Not Us

August 25, 2018


52.1% of kids live in households getting means-tested government assistance

fromCNSNews: Will they be called The Welfare Generation? Today,  growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take "means-tested assistance" from the government.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Let there be light bulbs! Trump looks to flip switch on Obama

fromWND: An Obama administration decision to ban incandescent light bulbs was based on a misunderstanding of the law, according to DOE, meaning those faithful products that had been in use for a century may be returning.
Regulation Nation

The United States' perpetual war in Afghanistan

fromForeignAffairs: Why long wars no longer generate a backlash at home.
Defense Versus The War Machine

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - South Africa's Racist Land Grab

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Nearly 30 years after Apartheid, South Africa returns to racist policies, confiscating the land of whites without compensation. So far, the U.S. government has no problem with this.
The Government is Not Us

Why Cohen and the rest take whatever plea deal they can

fromArmstrongEconomics: 97 percent of ALL federal convictions plead to whatever the prosecutor tells them to say. If not, you go to prison for most of your life. In the 1970s, the conviction rate was 72%. Today, it is 98.7%.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Battlefield America: The ongoing war on the American people

fromRutherfordInstitute: When you’re a prisoner in your own town, unable to move freely, kept off the streets, issued a curfew at night, there can be no mistaking the prison walls closing in.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

January 27, 2018


Businesses are being forced to pay the police to let them spy on customers

fromMassPrivateI: In Michigan, politicians are mandating businesses install surveillance equipment connected to the police department.
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Why no gadget can prove how stoned you are

fromReason: The truth contained within this article is for your consumption only. Don't expect it to influence authorities to who are vested in the prevailing wisdom being otherwise.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   Regulation Nation    Police State America

Venezuela's economy circles the drain, inflation jumps 1000 % in just one day

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Prof Steve Hanke reports: Yesterday, Venezuelan inflation surpassed 6,000% for the first time. Today, it has surpassed 7,000%, sitting at 7,155%. #Venezuela is in an economic free fall.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

New York governor wants taxpayers to fund college education for illegals

fromReason: Andrew Cuomo refuses to take a back seat to Jerry Brown in the crazy car.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Tyrannical Law will throw waiters in jail who offer customers unsolicited plastic straws

fromReason: Busybodies minding your own business. Lawmakers will use the barrel of a gun to enforce a tyrannical state laws to reduce customer service.
Regulation Nation

The plan is for driverless police cars to patrol freeways to insure zero speeders

fromDigitalTrends: The filings explain Ford’s autonomous patrol car would primarily rely on a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. 
Regulation Nation    Police State America    Government is Watching Every Move You Make

January 25, 2018


Things are getting worse, not better: round ups, checkpoints and national ID cards

fromRutherfordInstitute: We are not supposed to be living in a “show me your papers” society.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   Police State America    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Michael Boldin - Resisting Federal Tyranny

fromRutherfordInstitute: From the Tom Woods Show, Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, joins Tom to discuss actions by states to thwart federal overreach in a variety of areas.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

State lawmakers push back on federal anti-marijuana moves

fromWeedMaps: Several national polls show that voters strongly support the right of states to set their own cannabis laws without federal interference.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Greedy California politicians make sure the black market for pot will thrive

fromNewsMax: "The existing black market for cannabis may prove formidable competitor to legal markets if new taxes lead to higher prices than available from illicit sources," the report warned. And they will.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

fromTheVerge: What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   Police State America

WATCH: Over a dozen cops swarm, arrest tiny girl for sitting incorrectly on the subway

fromFreeThoughtProject: An unnamed LAPD officer had reportedly asked the small woman to remove her foot 
from an adjoining seat but she didn’t immediately comply.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

fromTheWashingtonTimes: The elites in the federal government and the deep state — the parts of the government that are unauthorized by the Constitution and that operate in the dark, what candidate Trump called “the swamp” — have formed a consensus that marches the might of the government toward total Orwellian surveillance.
The Government is Not Us      Government is Watching Every Move You Make    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromTheRuthrfordInstitute: Enough with the deafening silence in the face of outright corruption, base immorality, denigrating language, demoralizing greed, abject cruelty, derision, cynicism, violence, oppression and tyranny.
The Government is Not Us 

fromCreators: Over the course of two hours last Thursday morning, Donald Trump offered two diametrically opposed takes on a surveillance bill making its way through Congress. Both were wrong.   
Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

fromReason: Is there a place in our system for a jury to acquit because the jurors believe the underlying law is unconstitutional?
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromForbes: Recovery from our generations-long war on cannabis must include a range of efforts at the federal level, from adjusting the role and responsibility of law enforcement to reinvesting in communities.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromCreators: The Southern Poverty Law Center is now a hate group itself. It's a money-grabbing slander machine.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromConservativeTreeHouse: This outline is the story of how the FBI Counterintelligence Division and DOJ National Security Division were weaponized and the full story of what House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is currently working to expose.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromReason: Judge cites "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" on the government's part.
The Government is Not Us     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromFOX23: In the wake of minimum wage hikes around the country, a chain hopes to save some money. Red Robin announced Monday it plans to cut bus boys from 570 restaurants. The move will save the company about $8 million over 2018.
 Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromCampusReform: The University of Chicago topped the list with a score of 98, while the University of Oregon came in last with a score of just 10.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromReason: "This use of secret evidence may be occurring regularly in cases throughout the country."
The Government is Not Us    Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process    Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromMassPrivateI: In what can best be described as government sanctioned theft, our justice system has devised a new way to take money and liberty from minorities. Police are using traffic citations to help balance budgets and much more.