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For Sale: The 1979 Chevette Ron Paul Used To Combat Congressional Hypocrisy

This piece was originally published on September 30 by the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. In 1979, when I was headed to DC for my first full term in Congress, I bought a car to keep there. It was a 1979 Chevrolet Chevette. But this compact 4-door soon proved to be controversial. Tip […]

Obamacare Fight A Marathon, Not A Sprint; Ditto For The Shutdown; Rand Slams ‘Idiot’ Barricades; How To Opt Out Of Mandatory Coverage; Hack Risk High For Enrollees; 93 Percent Of EPA Workers ‘Nonessential’ – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 10-2-2013

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

Virginia To Use DMV Records To Compile Electronic Identity Database

Virginia To Use DMV Records To Compile Electronic Identity Database

With the help of an inflow of Federal funds, Virginia officials are making moves to develop a master identity database of residents using Department of Motor Vehicle records as its core. Critics worry that the database could be abused.

Research: War On Drugs Floods Black Market With Cheaper, Higher-Quality Drugs

Research: War On Drugs Floods Black Market With Cheaper, Higher-Quality Drugs

For decades, officials throughout the world have attempted to curb the supply of illicit drugs with a combination of prohibition and heavy-handed law enforcement tactics. In the United States, billions of dollars have been pumped into local law enforcement agencies and millions of nonviolent offenders imprisoned in an effort to quell drug supply.

DNC Nearly Broke; RNC Has Cash To Spare

DNC Nearly Broke; RNC Has Cash To Spare

The Democratic National Committee, which sets the party’s National platform, plots out election strategy and sits atop its fundraising hierarchy, is nearly broke. In fact, the DNC is so deep in the hole that it’s having to negotiate delinquent vendor payments on a case-by-case basis.

Shutdown Roundup; Pain For Shutdown, Dysfunction For Obamacare; ManBearPig’s Century Warning; Congressmen Donate Salaries; Harry Reid’s Job Is To ‘Support The Federal Government’— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-1-2013

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

Harry Reid Makes It Abundantly Clear For Americans: ‘We Support The Federal Government. That’s Our Job. That’s What We Do.’

“We support the federal government. That’s our job. That’s what we do,” Reid said in a speech encouraging Republicans to bow to Democrat demands. H/T: The Weekly Standard

Government Shuts Down Websites People Need, As Obamacare Sites — Not Shut Down — Simply Don’t Work

To make the controversial government shutdown affect the American public in ways that probably weren’t necessary, several Federal agencies were advised by the White House to either shut websites down completely or display static homepages with disclaimers that information would not be updated. Meanwhile, websites for the newly opened Obamacare exchange remained open—they just don’t […]

ManBearPig: ‘Democracy’s Been Hacked;’ We Must Act Now For Civilization To Survive The Next 100 Years

Here’s Al Gore, fresh from a face peel, talking to a sympathetic interviewer about the prospect of civilization shutting itself down within the next century under the crippling weight of manmade global warming – if we don’t do something to un-hack our “democracy” and take carbon production out of the hands of evil corporate special […]

Shutdown Roundup – Day One

All the money and effort that went into the creation of propagandist signs informing visitors to the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, D.C. monuments and other Federal properties that the big, bad government shutdown has crippled the U.S. Parks Service thankfully won’t go to waste. President Barack Obama quickly rejected a proposal by House Republicans […]

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