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The ‘Speed Kills’ Myth; Man Criticizes Cops, Cops Threaten To Find Him; Tech Leaders Want NSA Spying Curbed; Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Overturned; Friday Funnies— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-1-2013

November 1, 2013 by  

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Facebook Commenter Criticizes Cops, Cops Threaten To Come Find Him

When a South Carolina man criticized his local police department on Facebook for rounding up drug offenders rather than using resources to better prevent violent crime, the police chief threatened to hunt him down and arrest him for giving reasonable suspicion that he might be a criminal. Read More… 

Tech Leaders Seek Curbs On NSA Data Collection

Officials from tech giants Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Microsoft and AOL sent a letter to Senate leaders Thursday praising sponsors of a bill that would end bulk collection of phone records of millions of Americans and create a privacy advocate to represent civil liberties within the secret court overseeing NSA activities. Read More…

This Video Shows Why Law Enforcement Lies To Justify Revenue-Generating Speed Zones

Although produced in Canada, this video by filmmaker Chris Thompson shows that government (on both sides of the border), the insurance industry and the mainstream media all gain by mindlessly reciting the simplistic, decades-old “speed kills” mantra – even though statistics continue to demonstrate that the majority of people drive most safely when they drive at the speed that’s comfortable for them. Watch… 

Appeals Court Strikes Down ACA Contraceptive Mandate

A U.S. appeals court in Washington Friday struck down part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling mandated coverage of contraception “trammels” religious freedom. Read More… 

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

NSA and healthcare and Obama lies, oh my! These are just a few of the scary topics that were the focus of this week’s political cartoons. Friday Funnies…

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