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The NSA’s 51 Percent; Halliburton Ain’t Hurtin'; Classified Enemies; Burr Opposes ‘Dumb’ Government Shutdown Over Healthcare Reform: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 7-26-2013

July 26, 2013 by  

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

Leave Numbers-Based Suspicion To Vegas – Not The NSA, FBI and DOJ

What does it mean to be “51 percent” certain that something is true? When the NSA queries its massive computer databases for specific “non-U.S. persons,” all it needs is a 51 percent suspicion that the person they’re about to secretly track online isn’t an American citizen. Read More…

ProPublica: Who Are We at War With? That’s Classified

In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret. Read More… 

Halliburton Destroyed Evidence In BP Spill; Pays $200,000 Fine

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is expected to accept a guilty plea from Halliburton Company to a charge of destroying evidence in the aftermath of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More…

Senator Burr Opposes Government Shutdown To Fight ACA

Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., says the idea of shutting down the U.S. government to block healthcare reform implementation is “the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.” Read More…

Watch: Obama Says ‘Islam Has Contributed To The Character Of Our Country’

“Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country,” President Obama said at a dinner celebrating Ramadan this week. Watch The Video… 

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