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Get More Sleep To Sweep Away More Mental Clutter

Get More Sleep To Sweep Away More Mental Clutter

The basics of taking care of yourself — drinking plenty of water, eating fresh and healthy foods on the periphery of the grocery store (and not the aisles), staying active, and making time for sleep — will always win out over the most recent miracle-working snake oil on the market.

Obama’s New DHS Pick A Nightmare For Liberty

Obama’s New DHS Pick A Nightmare For Liberty

Many Americans who have been critical of the Department of Homeland Security are preparing for a frightening change for the worse following the White House’s announcement that Jeh Johnson, formerly the Pentagon’s top lawyer, was President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Janet Napolitano as DHS Secretary.

Open For A Day, Government Racks Up $328 Billion; Americans Increasingly Likely To Pay Penalty To Avoid Compliance With Individual Mandate; Snowden Says NSA Secrets Safe From Russia, China; Hollywood’s Copyright Folly; Hitler Reacts To Obamacare Rollout; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-18-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Government Reopens, Spends $328 Billion In A Single Day

After lawmakers came to an agreement to disregard the Nation’s debt ceiling on Wednesday evening, the Federal government reopened and commenced business as usual: In a single day, the Nation’s burgeoning government machine racked up $328 billion in new debt. According to new figures posted to the Treasury Department website on Friday, the Nation’s debt […]

Gallup: Growing Number Of Americans To Opt For Fine Rather Than Compliance With Obamacare Individual Mandate

It’s been more than two weeks since its rollout, complete with rolling sight crashes and ongoing sticker shock, and Obamacare isn’t gaining any popularity. In fact, the number of Americans saying they plan to forego government healthcare and pay a resulting penalty is on the rise, according to new poll results. According to the results […]

Mises: Why Are Jurors Expected To Work For Below-Market Wages?

This post, written by Pepperdine University professor of economics Gary Galles, was originally published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute on Oct. 18. Jury duty garners complaints from those who have been drafted into service, but it seldom gets media attention. Other than when there is a celebrity involved (e.g., when Oprah Winfrey was chosen […]

Why Hollywood Should Stop Pushing For More Government Internet Control

This post, written by global policy analyst Maira Sutton and activist Parker Higgins, originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website on Oct. 18. The content lobby’s narrative about the Internet’s impact on the creative industry has grown all too familiar. According to this tiresome story, Hollywood is doing everything it can to prevent unauthorized […]

Friday Laugh: Hitler Learns Of The Crashing Obamacare Exchanges

“Now everyone is going to associate Obamacare with… the worst internet experience since the dancing baby.” HT: Never Yet Melted 

Furloughed Government Employee Back On Job, Requests Vacation; Obamacare Site Build With Decade Old Tech; Schwarzenegger Wants Constitution Changed, Presidential Run; Snowden Says He Gave No Secrets To Russia, China; Air Marshal Arrested For Being A Pervert; And More: TGIF Morning News Roundup 10-18-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories. Government employee’s first order of business: “She worked from home Thursday to ease herself back into the grind. As soon as she logged on, she fired off an e-mail of her own. … […]

Wasn’t This Supposed To Be A ‘Clean’ Continuing Resolution? What’s With All The Pork?

Wasn’t This Supposed To Be A ‘Clean’ Continuing Resolution? What’s With All The Pork?

If “clean” means “bereft of any semblance of fiscal conservatism,” then yes, the shutdown-ending continuing resolution to raise the Federal debt ceiling is exactly the gift President Barack Obama was asking for when he and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) famously demanded that Congress pass a “clean” debt bill.

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