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Rare Hollywood Conservative James Woods Perfectly Sums Up What’s Wrong With America In Tweet Showing Wounded Soldier’s ‘Salute Heard Round The World’ Compared To A Picture Of The Commander In Chief

Cpl. Josh Hargis was badly wounded Oct. 6 when an Afghan woman detonated a suicide bomb vest and 13 other explosive devices in Panjwai in Kandahar Province. Four members of Hargis’ 3rd Army Ranger Battalion killed and 12 other American soldiers were wounded in the attack. Hargis was taken to a nearby military hospital where […]

Obamacare Increases Deductibles, Premiums; Forces One Couple To Sell Car To Afford Baby

According to this report from the Michigan-based WZZM, a pregnant couple in the State has been forced to sell their car and disconnect their cable because Obamacare is forcing them to pay an extra healthcare deductible in 2014. If not for Obamacare, the couple said that their $5,000 deductible would expire next April, after their […]

EFF Takes On The Drug Enforcement Agency’s Secret Use Of Electronic Surveillance In Criminal Cases

This post, written by attorney Hanni Fakhoury, was originally published Oct. 15 on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website. Given the recent revelations about just how pervasive the government’s electronic surveillance has been, it’s no surprise these surveillance programs are popping up in criminal cases, as defense attorneys are finding gaps in how the government collected […]

Boehner Blinks; Even MSM Says Debt Deadline Not ‘Gloom And Doom’; We’ve Defaulted Before; After Debt Fight, President Pivots To Immigration Reform; Texas Lt. Gov Says Impeach Obama; ATF Whistleblower Training: Leak And Face The Firing Squad – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 10-16-2013

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

Obama Administration: No SCOTUS Challenges To NSA Spying Allowed, Because We Said So

Obama Administration: No SCOTUS Challenges To NSA Spying Allowed, Because We Said So

In July, the Electronic Privacy Information Center petitioned the Supreme Court to vacate an order requiring communications providers to turn over telephone records to the National Security Agency. The Administration of Barack Obama responded, urging the Court to reject the challenge and to allow the NSA to continue spying on Americans unmolested.

Pretty Soon, Even Your Supermarket Will Spy On You In Real Time

Pretty Soon, Even Your Supermarket Will Spy On You In Real Time

For those of us who have allowed even the smallest amount of modern technological convenience to be a part of day to day life, privacy is dead. Pretty soon, the lack of privacy will be strikingly evident not just in the technological realm, but also as you run everyday errands.

Senate Shutdown Proposal Would Exempt Unions From Mandatory Obamacare Tax For One Year

Senate Shutdown Proposal Would Exempt Unions From Mandatory Obamacare Tax For One Year

The Senate version of an agreement to end the Federal government shutdown includes a concession to appease unions whose nonplussed leaders became more critical of the Affordable Care Act — a piece of legislation they once ardently supported — in the run-up to its Oct. 1 implementation.

Shutting Down Parks Costing Government Big Money; Union Wants Federal Workers’ Personal Bills Waived During Shutdown; Financial Markets Hope For Long Term Solution To Debt Debacle; See Who Owns America’s $17 Trillion In Debt; And Liberals Don’t Like Obamacare Anymore— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-15-2013

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

This Graph Illustrates Who Holds America’s $17 Trillion Debt – Including The One-Third Held By Foreign Countries

NPR may have had its reasons for putting together this grid explaining how the Nation’s $16.8 trillion is divvied up – it’s featured in a story that begins “If Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won’t be able to pay its debts” – but anyone who approaches the infographic with an […]

Shuttering National Parks Costing Federal Government More Than $76 Million A Day

In its effort to make a point over the shutdown, the Federal government has blockaded national parks and monuments throughout the United States. The gesture has been widely received by the public as an irrational and immature effort to inconvenience Americans into putting pressure on politicians to raise the Nation’s debt ceiling. A new report […]

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