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NSA Lying; Obamaphones For All; State Takes Child, Child Dies; Army’s Terror Double Standard, And More— Personal Liberty Digest ™ 8-5-2013

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

Army Loyal To Contractors With Al-Qaida Ties As Embassies Close In Fear Of Al-Qaida

Amid news that 19 U.S. embassies were being shuttered this week, thanks to an alert that Al-Qaida may be mobilizing an attack, comes a report to Congress from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction that condemns the U.S. Army for refusing to drop contracts with people and companies that have been linked to the […]

Parent Loses Daughter For Smoking Pot, Daughter Dies In Foster Care

After learning that her parents enjoyed winding down some nights by smoking marijuana once their child had been tucked into bed, Texas Child Protective Services officials decided it would be best to kidnap the two-year-old girl from her loving home and place her into State custody. Joshua Hill who was accused by the State of […]

Ron Paul: Why Won’t They Tell Us the Truth About NSA Spying?

This article, written by Former Congressman Ron Paul, first appeared at the-free-foundation.org, the temporary home for his weekly column until his personal web page is up and running. In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong […]

How National Review Journalist Jillian Melchior Got Three Obamaphones

National Review Franklin Fellow Jillian Kay Melchior published a piece last week detailing how she, a comfortably affluent New Yorker with a white collar job, was able to qualify for three free government-paid cell phones through the Lifeline program – a public service established in the pre-cell phone Reagan era to ensure impoverished or geographically-isolated people […]

Surveillance Monday! FBI Eavesdrops; DOJ Wants iTunes; DEA Dishes Data To LEOs; Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax; Late Night Laughs At Dems – Monday Morning News Roundup 8-5-2013

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

Record Number Of Young Adults Living With Parents

Record Number Of Young Adults Living With Parents

A Pew study released late last week reveals more young adults are living at home with their parents than at any time in America’s history. The study also found that a higher proportion of the young adult population is living back at home than at any time immediately before, during or after the recession of the late 2000s.

God Save The Queen: NSA Paying Brits To Violate U.S. Constitution

God Save The Queen: NSA Paying Brits To Violate U.S. Constitution

British newspaper The Guardian revealed Friday that the leaked documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden contain information about hundreds of millions of dollars in secret U.S. payments to the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters over the past three years.

Bail Out Detroit? Democrats: Maybe; Rest Of America: NO!

Bail Out Detroit? Democrats: Maybe; Rest Of America: NO!

A Quinnipiac poll shows no decisive public will, even among Democrats, to involve the Federal government in whatever rescue operation may be deployed to dredge the ashes of Detroit for an economic bailout. Only 51 percent of Democrats polled said they support a taxpayer-funded bailout for the Motor City, which is seeking bankruptcy protection.

Feinstein, NSA Have Built A Dystopian Empire

Feinstein, NSA Have Built A Dystopian Empire

Is this a hint that the North American Union is real and on the horizon? Or is it simply proof that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is far too old and senile to be trusted to legislate, especially as the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee?

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