Using Yellen To Audit The Fed; More Americans On The Dole Than On The Job; Creepy Uncle Sam And ‘Scary As S***’ Obamacare; Yahoo, Facebook Provide Government Request For Info Numbers; U.S. Support For Gun Control Drops; And More— Personal Liberty Digest P.M. Edition 10-25-2013

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Rand Paul Intends To Use Yellen’s Confirmation To Audit The Fed

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will likely challenge President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen as the Federal Reserve’s next top decision maker in a bid to force a Senate vote on a bill he proposed to audit the Fed’s policy-making deliberations. Read More… 

Cops, Social Media Collude On New Ways To Block Internet Posts That Organize Public Protest

An independent journalist and internet consultant who attended this year’s  meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police reports that police and social media services are in the process of teaming up to nurture development of an internet “kill switch” that would effectively squelch public protest organized and planned through social media. Read More…

More Americans On Government Entitlement Than Working Full Time

There are more Americans receiving some form of means-tested government benefit than there are full time workers, according to Census Bureau data released recently. The Numbers…

Creepy Uncle Sam Video: Opt Out Of ‘Scary As S***’ Obamacare

Generation Opportunity, the political group for free-thinking, liberty-loving young Americans responsible for a number of anti-Obamacare ads, has released a new Halloween-themed advertisement encouraging Americans to opt out of President Barack Obama’s healthcare system. Watch…

EFF Examines Government Requests For Data To Yahoo, Facebook

In light of this summer’s revelations about the NSA’s PRISM—the program under which the NSA gains the ability to access the private communications of users of many of the most popular Internet services, including those owned by Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo— Internet giants are rushing to do what they can to restore user trust. Learn More… 

U.S. Still Divided On Passing Stricter Gun Control Laws

Public support of stricter gun control laws has dropped by nine percent since the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last year, a Gallup poll found. Read More… 

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