Debt Ceiling Disregard; House Stenographer’s Freak Out; Obama Says Washington Politics Need Change; Learn How To Opt Out Of Google’s ‘Shared Endorsements’; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-17-2013


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The Debt Ceiling Wasn’t Raised, Just Disregarded

On Wednesday, Congress reached a deal to disregard the $16.4 trillion limit on government borrowing and re-open the Federal government. The deal has been widely touted as a measure to raise the Nation’s debt ceiling—in reality, however, the deal simply suspends the current debt ceiling, giving the Federal government open-ended spending power through Feb. 7. Read More…

Is She Nuts, Or Smarter Than We Know? What Do You Make Of House Stenographer Dianne Reidy’s Flip Out On The Floor?

As Congressional lawmakers ended the 16-day government shutdown Wednesday night by approving a bill to resume funding for the Federal government through Jan. 17, longtime House stenographer Dianne Reidy caused a ruckus inside the House chamber by interrupting the vote and shouting, “the House is divided” and “this is not one Nation under God!” Read More… 

Obama’s Hometown Paper Takes Down President Over Obamacare: ‘Stop Blaming Republicans’

President Barack Obama’s hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune, endorsed the Illinois Senator in both his Presidential election campaigns. But the Tribune has had enough of Obama’s accomplishment numero uno – Obamacare. Read More… 

Obama: ‘How Business Is Done In This Town Has To Change’

President Obama thanked Democrats and Republicans for a deal to open government and avoid default on Thursday, but ripped the brinksmanship leading to the shutdown. Concerning the “politics of this shutdown, let’s be clear: There are no winners here,” Obama said. Read More… 

Protect Your Privacy: EFF Explains How To Opt Out Of Google’s Shared Endorsements

Google recently announced an update to its Terms of Service, focused on displaying your profile name and photo next to advertisements and reviews. The new feature, which goes into effect on November 11, is called Shared Endorsements and will allow you to share your recommendations (whether a +1 on Google Play or a restaurant rating on Google Maps) with your connections. Read More… 

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