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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

August 5, 2013 by  

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

Politicians and bureaucrats are faced with serious backlash from Americans outraged that their most personal communications are intercepted and stored. They had been told that only the terrorists would be monitored. In response to this anger, defenders of the program have time and again resorted to spreading lies and distortions. But these untruths are now being exposed very quickly. Read More… 

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 could call 911 in the event of emergencies. Read More… 

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. Read More… 

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 Al-Qaida supply chain. Read More… 

Al-Qaida Terror Fears: 19 U.S. Posts Staying Closed All Week

Nineteen U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Middle East and North Africa will stay closed all week “out of an abundance of caution,” the State Department says. Read More… 

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