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One Judge Mulls Injunction Against NSA; But Supreme Court Declines To Hear Similar Case; Federal Reserve Wants Whistleblower Silenced; Senate Zeroes In On Bitcoin; The Fed Steals From The Poor To Give To The Rich— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-18-2013

November 18, 2013 by  

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Federal Judge Considers Injunction Against NSA Data Collection

A judge for U.S. District in the District of Columbia showed some indication Monday that issuing a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit to stop the NSA from mining American citizens’ personal electronic data is a real possibility in his court. Read More… 

Senate Committee Considers Virtual Currencies, Agencies Say Legitimate Benefits Exist

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony Monday concerning virtual currencies. During the hearing, titled “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies,” Federal agencies told lawmakers that currencies such as Botcoins can be can be “legal means of exchange,” meaning that wider acceptance of the virtual currency could be in the future. Read More… 

Ron Paul Straight Talk: The Fed Steals From The Poor To Give To The Rich

By manipulating the money supply and the interest rate, Federal Reserve polices create inflation and thereby erode the value of the currency. Since the Federal Reserve opened its doors one hundred years ago, the dollar has lost over 95 percent of its purchasing power. Ron Paul Explains… 

Supreme Court Rejects First NSA Surveillance Challenge      

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a challenge to the National Security Agency’s collection of domestic telephone records. Read More… 

Fed Asks Judge To Throw Out Lawsuit Brought By Fired Whistleblower

ProPublica continues its coverage of the case of Carmen Segarra, a former Goldman Sachs employee who was fired after taking her job as a compliance officer seriously enough to blow the whistle on the banking firm for failing to enforce a conflict-of-interest policy. Now the New York Fed has asked a judge to throw out Segarra’s wrongful termination suit. Read More…

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