IRS ‘Bombshell’; Obama’s Detroit Promise; Big Sis Booed In Cali; Rangel Plays Solomon With College Loans; Charles Barkley Tells It Plain: TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 7-19-2013

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  • The Internal Revenue Service scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office — that had been established — but to the office of the chief counsel. That is a bombshell, and Democrats know it — which is why they are so desperate to make the investigation go away. Source: The Wall Street Journal

 

 

  • On Oct. 13, President Obama boasted to Americans in his weekly address that he refused to “let Detroit go bankrupt.” Of course, Obama was referring to the auto industry. But with the news of Detroit filing for bankruptcy Thursday, his line takes on new meaning. Source: Washington Examiner

 

 

  • Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was confirmed Thursday as the next president of the University of California amid protests both outside and inside the meeting at the UC San Francisco, Mission Bay campus. Source: CBS SF 

 

 

  • Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has taken to the Internet with an idea that would prevent any future tussle over student loan interest rates: free college for everybody. Source: CNS News 

 

 

  • Charles Barkley got on CNBC (of all places) and managed to escape unscathed after telling Maria Bartiromo, “I agree with the verdict” in the George Zimmerman trial, and “I don’t like it when race gets out in the media because I don’t think the media has a pure heart…” Source: Real Clear Politics 

 

 

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Most Think China Will Overpower U.S.; DOJ Ready To Skewer Zimmerman; Army Vet Denied Gun Permit Over Decades Old Charge; USDA Awards Grant To Track Food Shopping; California Mulls Privacy-Killing Electronic License Plates: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-18-2013

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Global Survey Indicates Most Think China Will Pass U.S. As Superpower

Most think China’s economic star is rising and eventually will top the United States as the world’s dominant superpower, a Pew Research Center survey indicated. Read More… 

Justice Puts Hold On Zimmerman Evidence, Readying Civil Rights Case

The Justice Department, likely getting ready to further investigate the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, has asked police in Sanford, Fla., to hold all evidence related to the case, including Zimmerman’s handgun. Read More…

Army Vet Refused Gun Permit For 42 Year-Old Drug Misdemeanor

A Texas man who served for 20 years in the U.S. Army after being convicted for a minor drug charge in 1971 was turned away from a local Walmart after attempting to purchase a .22-caliber rifle and failing a Federal background check for his 42 year-old offense. Read More… 

$149,074 USDA Grant Awarded To Track Shopping Patterns So Government Can Force Healthy Eating

The Federal government will soon begin to examine American shopping patterns in order to find out where bureaucracy could best intervene in order to encourage Americans to make healthier choices with food purchases. Read More…

California Senate Takes Up Digital License Plates That Can Track Movements, Collect Fees

The California State Senate is considering a statewide conversion to non-renewable digital license plates that would be able to collect electronic information, such as determining whether a motorist has pre-paid a road toll, in a bid to do away with what sponsors feel is the costly, inconvenient process of producing, distributing and renewing traditional license plates. Read More… 

Ray ‘Stop And Frisk’ Kelly Could Replace Big Sis; Obama ‘Probably’ Won’t Overrule Congress On Amnesty; Guy Takes Biden’s Gun Advice, Gets In Trouble; House Reps Bash NSA Spying; Lindsey Graham Wants To Boycott Olympics — Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-17-2013

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NSA Spying Bashed By Bipartisan Group Of House Lawmakers

House Judiciary Committee lawmakers grilled top Obama Administration officials Wednesday over National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s revelations that the agency collects American communications data in bulk. Read More…

Obama Tells Univision Audience He ‘Probably’ Can’t Grant Amnesty Over Congress

President Barack Obama told Univision this week that he “probably” wouldn’t resort to granting amnesty on a grand scale to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S. Read More…

Lindsey Graham Wants To Boycott Russia Winter Olympics Over Snowden

If Russia lets NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden stay in the country on a grant of political asylum, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants President Barack Obama to boycott next year’s winter Olympics in the resort city of Sochi. Even fellow RINO John McCain (R-Ariz.) thinks Graham’s idea is about as smart as bringing a kitten to a dog fight. Read More…

Man Takes Biden’s Advice, Fires Warning Shot From Shotgun, Gets Arrested

Jeffery Barton of Vancouver, Washington, believed that prowlers were breaking into his vehicle early Monday morning—so, he took Biden’s advice and fired a warning shot into the air with a shotgun. Read More… 

NYPD Police State Head Ray Kelly Could Be Tapped To Lead DHS

If you like the police state feel of post-9/11 New York City, you’re going to love this: President Barack Obama and Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer have been touting NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the man to take the reins at the Department of Homeland Security following news of Janet Napolitano’s leaving office. Read More… 

Only Racists Oppose Obamacare; Putin Wants To Stay Friends; ‘Stand Your Ground’ Helps Black Floridians; Black Caucus Wants ‘Stand Your Ground’ Abolished Everywhere; Does Obama Have A Strategy…For Anything? – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 7-17-2013

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  • Addressing the annual NAACP convention in Orlando, Fla., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that opponents of Obamacare are the same kind of people who opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s. Those comments came one day before the Republican-led House votes to delay key provisions of the law. Source: CNS News…
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has said bilateral relations with the US are more important than “squabbles between special services,” as Russia considers a temporary asylum request from PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden, an American. Source: BBC…
  • Black Floridians have made about a third of the state’s total “Stand Your Ground” claims in homicide cases, a rate nearly double the black percentage of Florida’s population, despite an assertion by Attorney General Eric Holder that repealing “Stand Your Ground” would help them. Source: The Daily Caller…
  • Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges in last year’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, drafting proposals intended to rein in racial profiling; scrap state stand-your-ground laws; and promote better training for the nation’s neighborhood watch volunteers. Source: The Hill…
  • Clashing visions of President Barack Obama’s second term — his public optimism, shadowed by his dour, private realism — have made the opening act of Obama II something of a muddle, with critics and allies alike wondering if the president has a coherent strategy for retaining influence during what promises to be 3½ maddening years of divided, even schizophrenic, government. Source: POLITICO…

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Bureaucrats Kill Capitalist Mass Transit Solution; Small Businesses Unprepared For Obamacare; Florida Lawmaker Says Constituents Eat Dog Food, Need More Food Stamps; Prosecutors Ignore Verdict, Call Zimmerman ‘Murderer’; Hispanics Vote Democrat, Surprised?—Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-16-2013

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Government Regulations, Corporatism Kill Enterprising For-Profit Mass Transit

The government is once again interjecting a host of regulations into the busing industry, cowing to pressure from large motor carriers to set the bar impossibly high for dozens of startup companies that, until they were shuttered all at once by the DOT, were growing their businesses while efficiently satisfying rider demand. Read More… 

American Businesses Are Unprepared For Obamacare

A report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reveals that less than two-thirds of American small businesses are prepared for the regulatory onslaught that will accompany full-scale implementation of Obamacare. Read More… 

HUNGER! In America!! Congresswoman Says Her Food Stamp-less Constituents Have To Eat Dog Food To Survive

Representative Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) recently offered a poignant anecdote highlighting the human toll wrought by the pestilence and famine that has beset America, making an impassioned plea to her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives last week to help the impoverished, destitute and hungry recipients of food stamps in her district, who have resorted to eating dog food when their monthly government food subsidy runs out. Read More… 

Watch: Prosecutors In Zimmerman Case Refuse To Accept Acquittal, Call Him ‘Murderer’

People who refuse to accept that the case is finished are vindicated by the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice. The DOJ, at the urging of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other civil rights groups, may launch a Federal civil rights investigation against Zimmerman in a bid to charge him with a hate crime. Read More… 

Poll: Hispanics Of All Ages Lean Toward Democratic Party

Hispanics of all ages in the United States are more than twice as likely to identify with the Democratic Party as the Republican Party, a Gallup poll indicated. Read More…

Unleashing Government Propaganda; Snowden’s Peace Prize; Obama Supporters Losing Faith; Zimmerman Getting His Gun Back; Teamsters Against Obamacare—Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-15-2013

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Is Government Laying The Groundwork For Propagandist State Media?

The law that has long kept government-supported media outlets from broadcasting here in the U.S. was repealed on July 2nd with President Barack Obama’s signing of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. That means that propagandist state media outlets ostensibly funded by taxpayers can now be aimed at the very taxpayers who’re funding them. Read More…

Snowden Becomes Longshot Nobel Prize Candidate

A Swedish sociology professor named Stefan Svallfors says that the Nobel Prize committee has a chance to “help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to honor Obama in 2009 by supporting his nominee: National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Read More… 

Poll: Key Obama Supporters Losing Faith

As Barack Obama moves further into his second Presidential term, blacks, Hispanics and young voters are increasingly tiring of the President’s inability to deliver on idealistic campaign promises, according to poll results. Read More… 

Teamsters Union Balks On Obamacare

Teamsters Union president James Hoffa sent an open letter to President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last week warning them that he’s all but decided to pull his support from the Affordable Care Act if it reneges on the President’s promise that workers happy with their present coverage could continue it once the law takes effect. Read More…

Zimmerman To Get Gun Back, Lawyer Says

George Zimmerman, cleared of murder charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., will get his handgun back, his lawyer says. Read More… 

Zimmerman Targets The MSM; Snowden’s Panic Button; Harry Reid Bipolar On Nuclear Option; NSA Head’s Hunger For Data; A Cure For Cancer?! – Monday Morning News Roundup 7-15-2013

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  • Saturday night’s not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler. Source: Washington Post…
  • Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald said Saturday U.S. officials should be careful in its pursuit of whistle-blower Edward Snowden. “The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare.” Source: Reuters… 
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is threatening this week to change Senate rules by invoking the “nuclear option” on Senate votes, said in 2008 that resisting Republican efforts to deploy the same weapon in 2005 was “the most important thing I ever worked on” and that use of the tactic “will ruin our country.” Source: White House Dossier…
  • In eight years as director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander has quietly presided over a revolution in the government’s ability to scoop up information in the name of national security. And he’s pushed hard for everything he can get: tools, resources and the legal authority to collect and store vast quantities of raw information on American and foreign communications. Source: Washington Post…
  • A small British company is cautiously touting a breakthrough in the manipulation of the body’s natural immune mechanisms that allow T-cells to target – and possibly even cure – metastatic cancers. Source: The Independent…

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Obamacare Back To SCOTUS?; Americans Leaning Pro-Immigration; Anchorman, In Real Life; Reporters Love Mean Cop; Clapper Lies To Congress, Congress Shrugs: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-12-2013

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Federal Court Rejects Christian University’s Request To Overturn Obamacare, Opens Possibility Of New SCOTUS Consideration

On Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Commerce Clause of the Constitution’s gives Congress the authority to demand that employers purchase private health insurance for their employees or pay government fines. Read More… 

Poll: Americans Leaning More Pro-Immigration

As House Republicans and Democrats consider separately how to address immigration reform, U.S. residents are more pro-immigration than before, Gallup said. Read More… 

Ho Lee Fuk: Think Media Does A Good Job Checking Facts, Having Common Sense? Watch This

The San Francisco Bay Area’s KTVU  reported today that the pilots of the crashed Asiana flight 214 were named “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow.” Watch… 

James Clapper Lies to Congress; Congress Says ‘That’s Cool’

Back in March, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied when asked by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) whether the National Security Agency (NSA) was collecting “any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions, of Americans” by saying, “Not wittingly.” Read More… 

Cop Abuses A Man, Reporters Refuse To Help

It’s what happens when the local media and the local police are very friendly. Read More… 

Big Sis Bows Out; Perry Ramps Up; Clintons Bank On Emcee Gigs; Green Boss Has Nine Lives; Pamplona’s Blood And Gore – TGIF Friday Morning News Roundup 7-12-2013

  • Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system. Source: Los Angeles Times… 
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he will visit Israel in October, a move that signals to the political world that he is seriously considering making another presidential run in 2016. Source: Washington Times 
  • Just a few months after leaving the State Department, Hillary Rodham Clinton has plunged into the lucrative world of paid speechmaking, joining a branch of the family business that has brought the Clintons more than $100 million since her husband left the White House in 2001. Source: New York Times… 
  • The founder of bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra, which defaulted on half a billion dollars’ worth of low-interest Federal loans, will likely avoid criminal charges even if charges are brought against other former executives of the company. Source: Reuters… 
  • An American tourist was gored by a bull this morning along with two Spaniards on the bloodiest day of the famous Spanish Running of the Bulls festival so far this year. Source: Daily Mail… 

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World Hates U.S. Spying; Ohio School System Allows Teachers To Pack Heat; Border Patrol Agents Fear Hiring Surge; White House Pretends It Didn’t Interfere With Zimmerman Trial; GOP Threatens Reid—Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-11-2013

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International Community Continues To Fret Over U.S. Spying

Countries around the world are taking different approaches to address concerns over the United States’ National Security Agency Spying initiatives exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden recently. Read More…

Ohio School System Allows Concealed Carry For Teachers

The board of education for an Ohio school district has approved a concealed carry policy for staff and faculty in its 1,300-student system. Read More… 

Border Patrol Agents Fear Proposed Hiring Surge Will Add Criminals To Ranks

An amendment to the immigration reform bill which would add up to 20,000 agents and $38 billion in additional spending to the ranks of the U.S. Border Patrol is being decried by many current Border Patrol agents. The opponents fear that a massive and abrupt hiring surge could allow criminals and lesser-qualified agents to join their ranks. Read More… 

Watch: Jay Carney Acts As If The President Didn’t Already Interfere In George Zimmerman’s Trial

Asked about President Barack Obama’s infamous “if I had a son” remark during a press conference Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said—as if the damage isn’t already done—said that it isn’t White House policy to comment on matters like the George Zimmerman case in the midst of a trial. Watch… 

GOP To Harry Reid: Go Nuclear, And It’ll Bite You In 2014

Republican Senators have threatened Majority Leader Harry Reid that they’ll stall every attempt at passing legislation until after midterm elections, if he invokes the so-called “nuclear option” that would change Senate rules to allow a simple 51-vote majority vote to end a Republican-threatened filibuster. Read More…

U.S. Has Liberal Abortion Laws; Cops Confiscating Phones; Illinois Lawmaker Wants Martial Law; Gun Owner Location App; Palin May Run For Senate— Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-10-2013

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U.S. Abortion Laws Liberal Compared With (Liberal) Europe

A survey of abortion laws in other Western countries reveals that, even if Congress were to make abortions beyond 22 weeks illegal, the U.S. would still be one of the developed world’s most abortion-friendly Nations. Read More… 

Criticizing Cop Parking, Recording Gets Two Nevada Men Arrested

An incident that occurred in Nevada three months ago proves two things: Some cops really hate being criticized for how they park. And most really don’t like being recorded. Read More… 

Illinois Lawmaker Welcomes Police State As Palliative To Murder In ‘Gun Free’ Chicago

An Illinois State Representative held a press conference at the State Capitol Tuesday calling on the Governor muster the National Guard to quell inner city violence as the murders continue in the Windy City. Read More…

An App For ‘Marking Dangerous Gun Owners’ Ready For Abuse By Anti-Gun Crowd

Geo Gun Marker, a smartphone app created by Walkingtools, which describes itself as “a loose confederation of software and related art or education projects,” allows users to electronically log the locations of “potentially unsafe guns and gun owners.” Read More… 

Sarah Palin Says She’s Considering U.S. Senate Run In 2014

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said she is thinking about running for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Read More… 

 

Obamacare Blitz; Spy V Spy V Spy; Fat Mexicans; Libertarian Activist Raided; Snowden Likely To Head To Venezuela— Wednesday Morning News Roundup 7-10-2013

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  • The White House is dramatically expanding its efforts to sell the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, hiring additional staffers, formulating a public-relations strategy and reaching out to key lawmakers as the new health-insurance system prepares to launch in coming months. Source: The Washington Post… 
  • President Barack Obama has ordered Federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents. Source: McClatchy… 
  • The United States no longer holds the title of the world’s most populous, obese nation; that designation has been passed on to Mexico. Source: New York Post… 
  • Police searched the Northern Virginia home of libertarian activist Adam Kokesh Tuesday evening and took him into custody, for loading a shotgun in Washington, D.C., in protest on July 4. He is charged with possession of schedule I or II drugs while in possession of a firearm. Source: The Washington Post… 
  • Fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden will likely accept asylum in Venezuela to escape prosecution in the United States, said Glenn Greenwald, the U.S. journalist who first published the secret documents that Snowden leaked. Source: Reuters…

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Repeal Bill Of Rights; Concealed Carry In Illinois; Florida Cops Prepare For Trayvon Riots; Full Afghan Pullout Could Be Coming; GOP Decries Piecemeal Obamacare Delays— Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-9-2013

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Watch: California Beachgoers Sign ‘Repeal Bill Of Rights’ Petition To Support Obama

We don’t need that old fashioned Bill of Rights anymore. Would you support President Barack Obama in repealing the Bill of Rights? Read More…

Illinois Now A Concealed Carry State As Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto

The Illinois House of Representatives has blocked Democratic Governor Pat Quinn’s attempt at effectively vetoing a bill providing for the issuing of concealed carry permits, making the State the last in the U.S. to allow its residents to concealed carry a loaded firearm. Read More… 

Law Enforcement Agencies In Florida Prepare For Possible Violence After Zimmerman Verdict

In anticipation of a forthcoming verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, officials with the Broward County Sherriff’s Department and the Sanford Police Department in Florida are working to avert possible violence stemming from racially-charged tension. Read More…

Report: Obama Considering Speeding Up Afghan Pullout

President Barack Obama, in tough talks with Hamid Karzai, may speed up U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and leave none behind. Read More…

House Attacks White House Over Delaying Obamacare For Businesses – But Not People

GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are calling on President Barack Obama to grant the American people the same one-year reprieve from mandatory state-managed health care that the White House recently announced it would be granting to businesses. Read More… 

Obama Says Love Government; NSA Whistleblower Calls For New Revolution; Check Out The Sharia Search Engine; Dog Killing Cops On Desk Duty After Threats; Perry Will Not Seek Governor’s Office Again: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-8-2013

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Obama: The Government Is Us, And We’re Doing Things Right

President Barack Obama wants Americans to focus less on government failings and more on where it makes things better. The government is us, according to the President, and we’re doing things right. Read More… 

Former NSA Employee, Whistleblower Thomas Drake: Time For A New American Revolution

During a Restore the Fourth rally in Washington D.C. last week, former National Security Agency employee-turned-whistleblower Thomas Drake called on Americans to revolt against government surveillance and information control. Read More…

Halalgoogling: A Sharia Law Search Engine

This week, Halalgoogling, a search engine that fetches results from others like Google and Bing and filters content according to Islamic law was launched. Read More… 

Rick Perry Won’t Seek Fourth Term As Texas Governor

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, announced Monday he won’t seek re-election to a fourth term in 2014. Could he be eyeing 2016? Read More…

UPDATE: California Cops Who Shot Dog Pulled From Street Duty

Three Hawthorne, Calif. police officers have been taken off patrol duty after the department received a deluge of threats from outraged Americans who watched a video of at least one officer shoot and kill a Rottweiler belonging to a man whom they were arresting – for videotaping them – last week. Read More… 

Libertarian Activist Under Investigation For Loading Gun; Less Than Half Of Americans Working; Cops Took Over Nevada Homes; EU Investigating NSA; Dubya To Back Immigration Reform— Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-5-2013

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Libertarian Activist Under Investigation For Loading Shotgun In Washington

Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh released a video showing himself loading a shotgun in the middle of Freedom Plaza in Washington on Thursday with the Capitol building clearly shown behind him. Read More…

Fewer Than Half Of Americans Have Full Time Jobs

Only 47 percent of employment-age American are working at full-time jobs. The rest? They’re all either working part time, or they’re not working at all. Read More…

King George’s Cops Take Over Nevada Homes For Investigation

A lawsuit filed in Nevada alleges that cops violated residents’ 3rd Amendment rights by demanding they be allowed to occupy two homes in order to conduct an investigation involving a neighbor’s residence. Read More…

EU To Investigate NSA Surveillance Claims

The European Union has called for an investigation into alleged spying by the United States on its European allies. Read More…

George W. Bush Set To Back Immigration Reform

As the House of Representatives prepares an alternative to the omnibus immigration reform billed that cleared the Senate last week, former President George W. Bush will push next week in favor of immigration reform in a speech and panel discussion to be held at his new Presidential library in Dallas. Read More…

Independence Day!; Toy Guns March On D.C.; Feds Read Americans’ Snail Mail; Overcooked Paula Deen Outrage; Cop Misses Dog, Shoots Woman—Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-3-2013

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Have A Happy Fourth Of July!

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Toy Gun March On Washington Draws 2nd Amendment Supporters

While there’s no sign that remnant supporters of the dubious, now-cancelled  July 4th armed march on Washington, D.C. are coalescing near the capitol with loaded weapons, 2nd Amendment supporters did turn out Wednesday to stage a legal demonstration – using toy guns. Read More… 

The Feds Are Spying On Your Snail Mail Too

Amid reports of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance efforts centered on collecting electronic communications data, many Americans have expressed concern about their privacy on the technological front. A new report indicates that the government is spying on snail mail too. Read More… 

MSNBC Analyst: Paula Deen Should Apologize Until Media Approves

Food Network star Paula Deen has been attacked for a racial slur that she admitted to using 30 years ago. She has been rebuked by the media and lost $12.5 million in sponsorship deals. But still, MSNBC pundits believe that she should suffer further. Watch… 

Police Chief Tries To Shoot Dog; Shoots Owner Instead; Ignores Victim; Gets Sworn In

A North Carolina woman was hit by a ricocheting bullet meant for her dog, after Winston-Salem police chief in-waiting Barry Rountree got scared of the dog last week and tried to shoot it. Read More… 

No Love For Amnesty; A Welfare By Any Other Name; Snowden’s Dad’s Open Letter; Obamacare’s Student Loan End Run; Latino Voters Say ‘No Mas’ To Rubio— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-2-2013

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NSA Whistle-Blower’s Father In Open Letter To Son: ‘You Are A Modern Day Paul Revere Summoning The American People To Confront The Growing Danger Of Tyranny

National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has summoned Americans to “confront the growing danger of tyranny,” according to an open letter published by his father Lonnie Snowden and Attorney Bruce Fein. Read More…

Newspeak: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Working To Rename Welfare Department To Reduce Stigma

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to reform welfare in the State, albeit, probably not in the way you might expect.  House lawmakers in the State approved a bill Monday that would change the name of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services in a bid to eliminate the stigma associated with being on the dole. Read More…

Obama’s Agenda-Pushers Having Trouble Finding Amnesty Supporters

Organizing for action, a nonprofit set up to push President Barack Obama’s agenda, has put forth considerable effort in organizing rallies aimed at convincing lawmakers to get on board with amnesty-heavy immigration reform initiatives. Despite its massive 13 million-member email list, however, the organization seems to be having a tough time rallying supporters for amnesty. Read More…

Borrowing From The Borrowers To Fund Obamacare

As Congress fights over whether to permanently raise interest rates on Federal student loans, or to keep them level or peg them to financial markets, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report that indicates the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will appropriate billions of dollars in student loan interest to subsidize the state-managed health insurance program. Read More…

Rubio’s Immigration Push Not Winning The Hearts Of Hispanic Voters

Even though Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has bent over backwards – or at least 180 degrees – to help craft an immigration reform package amenable to millions of non-citizens residing in the U.S. as illegal aliens, it hasn’t helped his standing in the eyes of Latino voters. Read More…


Obama Bringing Power To Africa; Cali Sheriff Shuts Down Feds; FEMA/Russia Joint Operations; Free 30 Round Mags In Anti-Gun Colorado; Feminist Advocates Sex Strike In Texas— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 7-1-2013

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Obama’s $7 Billion “Power Africa” Energy Scheme

President Barack Obama revealed a plan to bring electricity to sub-Saharan Africa on a massive scale Sunday, pledging $7 billion in Federal funds to a new program he said will bring “light where there is currently darkness.” Read More… 

California Sheriff Strips Feds Of Enforcement Authority Over 2nd Amendment Rights

The Sheriff of El Dorado County, Calif., has revoked the authority of U.S. Forest Service officers to enforce State law within his countywide jurisdiction, after receiving numerous complaints from campers that Federal officers have stopped and questioned them about whether they were carrying guns. Read More…

Russian Officials, FEMA Could Begin Working More Closely

Last week, officials with the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and some top dogs with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency got together to make plans to “exchange experts.” Now, Russian assets could possibly start showing up to provide and observe “security at mass events” in the U.S. Read More… 

Sticking It To The Man: Gun Maker Gives Away Free 30 Round Mags Ahead Of Colorado Ban

Before a number of highly restrictive gun laws take effect in Colorado, gun rights advocates in the State organized a Farewell to Arms festival last weekend in protest of the measures. Read More…

Monday Afternoon Laugh: HuffPo Contributor Calls For Sex Strike Until Texas Pols Liberate Abortion

Is there any better way to marginalize women’s role in society than asserting that the only power they have to enact change is in their pants? Read More… 

 

Spying On Friends; Snowden Seeking Asylum In 15 Nations; Euro Zone Falling Apart; McCain Says Screw GOP; NSA Listens In on 1 Billion Calls Daily: Monday Morning News Roundup 7-1-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Spy versus Spy: Secretary of State John Kerry said it is “not unusual” for governments to bug the offices of their allies. Source: Daily Mail 

 

  • Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked U.S. security secrets and is now a fugitive, met Monday morning with Russian diplomatic officials and handed them an appeal to 15 countries for political asylum. Source: Los Angeles Times

 

  • Euro zone unemployment is at a record high and consumer prices are being driven upward by volatile energy and food prices, data showed on Monday, underlining the fragility of the bloc’s economic health. Source: Reuters 

 

  • Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) stopped short of urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to abandon his pledge to require majority support from the GOP conference before bringing an immigration bill to the House floor. Source: The Hill 

 

  • The NSA has a “brand-new” technology that enables 1 billion cellphone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was “coming soon.” Source: RT 

House To Write Own Immigration Bill; Is NSA Tracking Guns?; DUI Suspects’ Blood Drawn By Force; WTH Is ‘Black English’?; And More – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-28-2013

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House Republicans Scorn Senate Immigration Bill; Say They’ll Craft Their Own

House Republicans haven’t had time to read through the massive omnibus immigration reform bill their Senate colleagues passed on Thursday. Judging by their comments, they’re much more likely to craft their own version – or smaller, bite-sized versions – of immigration legislation than to spend time and energy reading through the bloated Senate package. Read More… 

Senate Panel: Is NSA Watching Americans Buy Guns? Books? Tools? Aspirin?

A group of 26 Senators has asked NSA Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to explain how, and to what extent, the agency grabs up data generated from citizens’ network-based credit transactions, banking data, library records and pharmacy visits, with a focus on buying habits that pertain to guns and media. Read More…

‘What Country Is This!?’: DUI Suspects Strapped Down To Have Blood Drawn By Force

While many Americans likely support efforts to convict drunk drivers, a recent report illustrates just how intrusive the policies are. See How It’s Done… 

MSNBC Lauds ‘Articulate’ Use Of ‘Black English’ By Inaudible, Mumbling Witness In Zimmerman Trial

MSNBC’s expert John McWhorter, a Columbia University linguist, explains that a star witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial, Rachel Jeantel,  was abused by defense attorneys who simply didn’t understand her dialect. Read More… 

Bloomberg: Stop-And-Frisk Is Great; Start Targeting Blacks More, Whites Less

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city police department’s unConstitutional stop-and-frisk policy on his weekly radio show Friday, but confused his fellow liberals when he said too many whites are being targeted. Read More…

Senate Says ‘Si’ To Immigration Bill; FDA Gets Its Shot At Tobacco; Obama’s Bush-League SCOTUS Record; Tweeting Race War Rages Over Zimmerman; Amnesty Show Senate The Love – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-27-2013

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Senate Immigration Bill Passes With Healthy Majority

The Senate passed its amnesty-laden immigration reform effort on Thursday with the support of a strong majority made up of all Democrats and 14 Republican members of the legislative chamber. Read More…

Amnesty Supporters Chant ‘Yes We Can’ At Passage Of Senate Immigration Bill

Democrats in the Senate gallery had reason to cheer with the passage of the amnesty-laden Gang of Eight immigration bill Thursday. Watch Them Chant…

FDA Flexes Regulatory Muscle Under 2009 Tobacco Control Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dipped its toe in new regulatory waters this week, approving new tobacco products for the first time since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 was enacted. Read More… 

Obama’s Batting .370 Before SCOTUS – Half The Success Rate Of His Predecessors

This year’s Supreme Court session hasn’t been kind to the Administration of President Barack Obama. Find Out Why… 

Twitter Explodes With Threats Against Zimmerman, Random Whites

As the George Zimmerman trial drags on, the Twitter watchers over at Twitchy have noticed an alarming trend—an explosion of people taking to the Internet with death threats against Zimmerman and random white people if the defendant is found not guilty. Read The Tweets…