Showing posts with label whistleblowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label whistleblowers. Show all posts

Dec 9, 2018


The Russia investigation is about criminalizing peace

fromRonPaulInstitute: The mainstream left and state serving-media voices are trying to gaslight an entire generation into believing any candidate that wants peace with Russia may be a foreign conspirator.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Taxpayers to be held liable after cops tortured man strapped to a chair with pepper spray

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A judge has refused to dismiss excessive force claims against police after multiple officers were seen on video surrounding a man in a restraint chair and hitting him with pepper spray in his face.
Police State America

Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

fromTheHill: Is the Clinton family charity really the international do-gooder that earned a perfect four-star rating from Charity Navigator, or does it suffer from corruption and illegalities as conservatives allege?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Fake News Reports: The Migrant Caravan

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Perhaps nothing is more illustrative of media bias than coverage of the migrant caravan. Tucker Carlson, Buck Sexton.
Media Bias on Parade

When nonviolence isn't enough

fromReason: Does the right to self-defense apply against agents of the state?
The Government is Not Us

The violence against women act is an insult to fairness

fromTheDailyCaller: from Wendy McElroy: "Any legislation that benefits one gender at the expense of another or one race at the expense of another is invalid on its face, and it should be rejected."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

November 21, 2017


Don’t just give thanks, pay it forward one act of kindness at a time

from Rutherford Institute: It’s been a hard, heart-wrenching, stomach-churning kind of year filled with violence and ill will. It’s been a year of too much hate and too little kindness.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Top NSA whistleblower claims "Russiagate" a fake to increase war-spending

from Zero Hedge: Basically, he is saying that the keepers of the keys are blocking the public from the truth, because they know that the truth will expose the fact that they’ve been lying to the public, all along.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Asset forfeiture: inherently abusive, and awful in Alabama

from YellowHammer: Outright thievery unmasked. One town uses a “speed trap” not just to generate outlandish fines but also to seize property.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - The Expanding Nature of Government

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Friedman explains why the philosophy of government has become that of the cancer cell: growth for the sake of growth.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Sex, jobs and smoking: What's legal for teens in your state?

from Reason: In California, you can work and get an abortion without parental consent at 12, but you must be 21 to buy a vaping device.
Regulation Nation

Venezuela's default disaster

from Mises: Socialism always promises heaven and gives hell.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Carey Wedler: Inconvenient Truths - 15 News Stories From 2015 You Should Have Heard About But Probably Didn’t

What we don't know does hurt us.    In 2015, the iron fist of power clamped down on humanity, from warfare to terrorism (I repeat myself) to surveillance, police brutality, and corporate hegemony. The environment was repeatedly decimated, the health of citizens was constantly put at risk, and the justice system and media alike were perverted to   ... 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

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

After Whistleblowers Expose Stunning Instances Of Abuse, Florida Prison Officials Crack Down . . . On Whistleblowers

by Mary Ellen Klaus and Julie Brown. The tyranny is always at odds with transparency. Two days after Florida legislators asked a series of probing questions of the top inspector at the Department of Corrections, the agency has banned inspectors from discussing any investigations, releasing any public records relating to agency probes, or even   ... MORE

Dondi Tiples: Why Edward Snowden Won’t Use iPhones

Beware of Apple secret spyware.       NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is adamant about not coming within 10 feet of an iPhone because he claims Apple has installed some nasty secret spyware on their products. Apple may be the world’s leader in smart phones, but NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is steering clear of the popular  ... MORE

Citizenfour: A Thrilling View Of History In The Making

by Bill Goodykoontz.       Snowden documentary gets high marks. "Citizenfour" captures history in the making. That may sound like an exaggeration, but it's not. Director Laura Poitras takes her camera to Hong Kong, where she and investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald meet with a whistleblower who will, even during the course of the making  ... MORE

The Guardian: Citizenfour Documentary Utterly Engrossing

Edward Snowden and patriotism in the 21st century.   Last year, UK cinemagoers were treated to two competing accounts of the story of Julian Assange: Bill Condon’s oddly inert drama The Fifth Estate, and Alex Gibney’s more pointedly dramatic documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks. Although very different in form,  ... MORE

Katrina Vander Heuvel: Justice For Edward Snowden

What if truth mattered to Obama?       It is time for President Obama to offer clemency to Edward Snowden, the courageous U.S. citizen who revealed the Orwellian reach of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance of Americans. His actions may have broken the law, but his act, as the New York Times editorialized, did the nation   ... MORE

Edward Snowden Is Trapped Without Legal Protection

from Amnesty International.     The reports that Edward Snowden has been living in Russia with precarious “temporary leave to remain” rather than under any formal asylum protection is further evidence he must be allowed to travel to and seek asylum in the country of his choice, said Amnesty International today. Russia’s one-year permit for    ... MORE

Brenda Craig: Before You Blow The Whistle - Read This

A very risky business.      Washington, DC: Computer systems analyst and former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, unleashed an unprecedented volume of government secrets and became the world’s best-known whistleblower. Some of the details of American security operations are simply embarrassing. In other cases, the   ... MORE

David Bauder: NSA Surveillance Is Hampering Journalists

A chilling effect on truth-seeking.    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil   ... MORE

Norman Solomon: Does Uncle Sam Have A God Complex

Who is it that can see and hear everything?       As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being. Top “national security” officials in Washington now have the determination     ... MORE

The NSA's Ultimate Goal: Total Population Control

by Antony Loewenstien.     80% of all audio calls, not metadata, are recorded and stored. William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move    ... MORE