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The Definition of Terrorist Expanding Under Barack Obama


The definition of terrorist is much like the definition of “criminal” in relation to the political class: they have a motive to enlarge it. No one described this fact more dramatically than Ayn Rand in her novel, Atlas Shrugged, where

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Edward Snowden Empowered Congress to Deal with the NSA


I’m not saying Congress is doing a great job, but they would still be doing nothing if Edward Snowden hadn’t decided to blow the whistle. This interesting piece by NPR (“The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA’s Secretive Work.”)

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Texas Sending Troops to the Border


Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will send up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops over the next month to protect the southern border due to the Obama Administration’s “lip service” on the illegal immigration crisis. Perry, who

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Human Rights Watch Report: Government Agents Involved in Most Terrorist Plots since 9-11


We already knew this but it is nice to get some official confirmation. The FBI recruits terrorists and convinces them to make terrorist attacks so they can thwart those attacks and get credit for “keeping America safe.” Almost anyone who

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How Much Information Does the Government Keep About Us?


An editor at Ars Technica, Cyrus Farivar, finally shook loose from the government their dossier on him. As far as we know none of this information was retrieved by hacking a computer system or wiretapping (or the digital equivalent of

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Did You Really Think NSA Workers Were any Better than the TSA?

we are all snowden

You may remember that TSA insiders assured us that, yes, they were laughing at our bodies when we went through the nudie scanners at the airport. Well, here’s a newsflash for those who need it: the TSA is not some

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The TSA & the Economics of a Monopoly Protection Racket


MarketWatch reports, Between shelling out hundreds of dollars in airfare and forking over even more for ancillary fees, travelers are already spending more than they have in years for plane tickets. And that’s about to get worse. Starting on July

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Eric Holder Won’t Admit He Stays Awake Conspiring How to Destroy His Political Opposition, So This is What He Says…


From the Weekly Standard: Asked the ABC News reporter, “Is that threat,” like the Boston Marathon bombing last year, “any less serious?” “These lone wolves. These homegrown violent extremists are people who keep me up at night, as well,” said

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Abused by the TSA? Too Bad You’re Not an Illegal Immigrant!


From “Exclusive: TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID, Says Border Patrol Union.” Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are

Posted in Immigration, National Security, Scandal

The NSA Gets, Keeps, and Leaks the Private Data of Innocent Americans


Edward Snowden is now being accused of violating the privacy of ordinary Americans. And it is true. He turned over the personal data to the Washington Post. Ben Wittes at the Lawfare blog writes his accusation, listing some examples of

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The NSA Should Come Clean and Declare the 4th Amendment to be “Extremist Literature”

nsa floor

The spy-bureaucrats haven’t actually done this yet. But that is only because they still feel some compulsion to do PR. I have to assume that if an interest in Linux means that a website is an “extremist forum,” that the

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Ruling Class Unhappy with Signs of Federal Reserve Police State


People who pay primo amounts of money for an expensive neighborhood believe they are paying to be undisturbed. This is especially true if they are paying for high-end real estate in Washington DC. So Janet Yellen’s neighbors are quite displeased

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