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Report: NSA Can Gather Text Messages, Contact Lists, Financial Info, Location Data And More From Cell Phones 200 Million Times A Day

On Thursday, a new report based on the material leaked by National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed that the agency has collected and analyzed nearly 200 million text messages a day through a program called Dishfire. The Guardian reported that one 2011 NSA document referred to SMS text messages as a “goldmine to exploit” […]

Boehner Backfire: Speaker’s Anti-Obama Facebook Boast Draws Outrage From Followers Demanding An End To Spineless Leadership

How could he not have seen it coming? House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) got on Facebook Wednesday to slam President Obama for threatening to usurp Congress’ legislative powers by posting two contrasting photos and remarking on the President’s aggressive language about resorting to executive orders. On one side of the graphic, Boehner’s photo post  has a […]

The NSA Did Spy On Nearly 100,000 Computers, But Maybe Not Domestically

The NSA Did Spy On Nearly 100,000 Computers, But Maybe Not Domestically

A report confirms the National Security Agency has tracked user activity on nearly 100,000 computers by gathering radio signals from circuit boards and USB cards implanted in the devices since 2008, but indicates there is no evidence that the NSA has used the computer-bugging tactics domestically.

Potential Good News For TSA Critics In Massive Government Spending Bill

Potential Good News For TSA Critics In Massive Government Spending Bill

Representative John Mica (R-Fla.), head of the Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on government operations, told lawmakers assembled Tuesday for a hearing on private screeners that “one way or the other,” he intends to push legislation that would privatize all transportation screeners within two years.

No Longer State-Sanctioned

No Longer State-Sanctioned

Curtis Reeves is learning that there are two sets of rules. One is for the uniformed enforcers sanctioned by the state. The other is for everyone else. The 71-year-old former Tampa police captain is charged with shooting to death Chad Oulson in a Wesley Chapel, Fla., theater Monday.

Obamacare Off The Rails: Oregon Considers Abandoning State Exchange After Rollout Disaster

Obamacare Off The Rails: Oregon Considers Abandoning State Exchange After Rollout Disaster

Oregon has spent more money than any other State to bring its State-managed Obamacare website, Cover Oregon, into existence. After lavishing millions of dollars on advertising, website development and an endless series of quick fixes and workarounds, the website has failed to successfully enroll a single person in a health insurance plan.

Constitution-Free Zones Are…Constitutional?; Both Parties Agree: Benghazi Was ‘Preventable’; Defending The Castle Doctrine From The Well-Intentioned; The Feds Are Sharing Drones With Local Police; The Courts Are Determined To Let Obamacare Stand; Public School Nannies Try To Thwart Bathroom Breaks — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-15-2014

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Say-Huh? Judge Upholds 100-Mile ‘Constitution-Free Zones’ As Constitutional

This week, Federal Judge Edward Korman upheld the Federal government’s contention that law enforcement can conduct warrantless searches of individuals’ electronic equipment within 100 miles of any U.S. border, regardless of whether they have suspicion that the target is involved in any illegal activity whatsoever. The ruling upends the efforts of the American Civil Liberties […]

Hold It! Bathroom Breaks Cost Elementary Students

There’s a saying: “When you gotta go, you gotta go.” Apparently, that’s a problem for some elementary school teachers. They expect their students to relieve themselves on their schedule, and they provide incentives disciplinary actions to get them to do so. The most recent school to make headlines for its potty policies is Cascades Elementary […]

Mississippi Bill Would Overturn State’s Castle Doctrine

With the convening of State Legislatures for their 2014 sessions comes the inevitable early deluge of pet bills that serve the personal interests of their sponsors. So it is with Mississippi’s Deborah Dixon, a Democratic Representative who wants to overturn the State’s very strong Castle Doctrine laws with a bill that would abolish legal protection […]


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