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HHS Reveals 365,000 Have ‘Selected’ Obamacare; Still No Word On How Many Have Actually Purchased

HHS Reveals 365,000 Have ‘Selected’ Obamacare; Still No Word On How Many Have Actually Purchased

A two-month report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services claims a combined 364,682 people had “selected” an Obamacare insurance plan through either the Federal Healthcare.gov website or through one of the State-managed exchanges, as of Nov. 30.

Lawsuit: NYPD Breaks Windows, Enters Home, Beats Family, Crushes Parakeet, Files Charges That Don’t Stick

Lawsuit: NYPD Breaks Windows, Enters Home, Beats Family, Crushes Parakeet, Files Charges That Don’t Stick

A New York City woman is suing the New York Police Department for officers’ behavior in a Labor Day 2012 incident in which police allegedly broke windows to gain warrantless access to her home, beat and pepper sprayed her family members, and intentionally killed her pet parakeet by crushing it underfoot.

Taking On The Spy Dragnet In Court, Obamacare Propaganda Reimagined, Conservatives Slam ‘Shameful’ Budget Deal; NSA Can Track And Hack You; Uninsured Americans Sour On Obamacare—Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 12-11-2013

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

Electronic Frontier Foundation Issues Legal Challenge To Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking

Alarming information about just how frequently law enforcement officials across the country (not to mention the NSA) are trying to get cell phone data, including your location, seem to be published in the news media every day.  With these privacy concerns in mind, last week we filed an amicus brief in the Connecticut Appellate Court in State […]

Snowden Trove: NSA Uses Browser Advertising Cookies To Track, Hack Targets

Another day, another not-at-all shocking revelation about the NSA’s spy dragnet from the trove of classified information Edward Snowden supplied to The Washington Post and The Guardian. The latest reveal comes from the Post, which reported Tuesday the National Security Agency tracks and singles out targets for hacking by following the same modus operandi advertisers […]

Rand Paul, Other Conservative Lawmakers Decry ‘Shameful’ Budget Deal

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a handful of other conservative lawmakers have expressed disappointment in the bipartisan proposal that Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released Tuesday. Paul contends that the latest two-year budget agreement is no different than many other Federal budgets which made promises for cuts that were never realized. […]

Obamacare Propaganda Re-Imagined: The Real Life Of Julia

An effort by the White House last year to push Obamacare on young women with the release of “The Life of Julia,” a series of infographics detailing how government might help one woman along from the age of 3 to 67, has been re-imagined in one blog’s effort to provide a more realistic take on […]

Half Of Uninsured Americans Now Think Obamacare Was A ‘Bad Idea’

It’s increasingly apparent that Obamacare is failing to lure the very demographic that its advocates have long pledged the health care law will most benefit: people without health insurance. A poll conducted last week by NBC and The Wall Street Journal finds that uninsured Americans in particular believe, now more than in the past, that […]

Obama Slides Further; GOP Eyes Primary Reform; Colin Powell Wants Single Payer; EPA Can’t Regulate Itself; Mandela Memorial’s Phony Communicator; Homosexuality Still A Crime In The World’s Largest Democracy – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 12-11-2013

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

Writers Around The World Call For Global Populist Revolt Against Government Surveillance

Writers Around The World Call For Global Populist Revolt Against Government Surveillance

A consortium of at least 500 leading authors around the world is condemning the National Security Agency’s actions and calling for new global privacy protections for the digital age. In a petition the writers request that the United Nations take steps to create an international bill of digital rights.

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