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Obama’s Yemeni Drone Death Deal; Nine Ways To Surf In Private; What It Costs To Opt Out Of Obamacare; Liberals Are Sad Clowns; And The CIA Spied On Chomsky— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-13-2013

August 13, 2013 by  

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ProPublica: Does the U.S. Pay Families When Drones Kill Innocent Yemenis?

There have been nine drone strikes reported in Yemen in the past two weeks, an uptick apparently connected to the Al Qaeda threat that shut down U.S. embassies across the Middle East and Africa. President Obama has promised increased transparency around drones, but when asked about the strikes on Friday, he wouldn’t even confirm U.S. involvement. Read More… 

The CIA Admits To Spying On Noam Chomsky, Destroying Records

For years, the Central Intelligence Agency denied that it kept a file on linguist, polemicist and MIT Professor Noam Chomsky related to his decades of brazen political activism. But in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Foreign Policy, the agency included documents proving that it kept an eye on Chomsky throughout at least the 1970’s, before quietly destroying the evidence. Read More… 

Infographic: Nine Tips To Keep Your Internet Usage Private

If you’ve paid any attention to the national headlines at all over the past couple of months, you’re well-aware that your privacy is under attack in our technological society. Barring a complete embrace of a Luddite philosophy, you probably can’t hope to totally protect your privacy – but there are easy ways to avert snoops. Read More… 

Here’s How Much You’ll Pay Not To Enroll In Obamacare

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released the penalty schedule for people who choose to remain uninsured once Obamacare takes effect, revealing a punitive fee structure that starts with a relatively low dollar amount in 2014 and increases dramatically by the third full year of implementation. Read More… 

Who’s Really The Clown? Left Freakout Over Silly Rodeo Stunt Shows Misplaced Priorities

The clown’s been banned from the Missouri State Fair for life. All clowns who succeed him will have to first go through sensitivity training. The President of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association, which sponsors the State Fair rodeo, resigned under pressure. Democratic State legislators are even urging an investigation to determine whether the State should pull its financial support of the, you know, State Fair. All because of this? Read More… 

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