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Why Did Ted Cruz Flip-Flop on Edward Snowden?

edsnowden I have felt that Ted Cruz has been shifting his positions lately but I didn’t have concrete details about it until I saw Ben Swan’s video. Please watch it if you have time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VlL33JBb0s Swan is absolutely correct about Edward Snowden’s role in legislation. Snowden empowered Congress to deal (however weakly) with NSA surveillance because, until he blew the whistle, Congress was kept ignorant of it. Edward Snowden is a hero and Ted Cruz’s earlier statements Read more [...] Continue reading →

TSA Gives Themselves the Power to Force You into Nudie Scanners. Merry Christmas!

tsa-badge The TSA, up until now, had given us the option of a pat-down instead of a full body scan. While the pat-down, which is sometimes quite invasive, causes far more discomfort than the scanner, it doesn't produce a digital image of your naked body. For that reason, some prefer the pat-down. Too bad. The TSA has taken away that option for some (all?) people. Reason reports, Quietly, on December 18, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a change of the rules for the use of body scanning Read more [...] Continue reading →

Stuck on the No-Fly List with No Way Out

 In the past, I've posted about a Congressman who was put on a no-fly list. Eventually, he found out why and, much later, was taken off the list. Before that happened, he was able to fly hassle-free by using his middle name. Good thing the terrorists will never try that. Unfortunately, most people put on the list are not powerful or well-connected enough to do anything about it. The Knoxville New Sentinel reports, "Right name, wrong man: Knoxville veterinarian can’t get off no-fly list." Try Read more [...] Continue reading →

Judge Rules Home Raid over Tea Counts as Probable Cause

SWAT gunpoint // “This is not what justice in the United States is supposed to be.” – Addie Harte Back in March of 2014, Mark Horne posted about how the Harte family was terrorized by police in a raid. The raid was based on the husband buying material at a hydroponics store, and the discovery of used wet tea leaves in the family garbage. The hydroponics equipment was perfectly legal and was purchased for a father-son science project. The tea was "field tested," which is notorious for false positives. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Getting Wise to Gun Control Lies

gunTactics How many times have we witnessed the scenario where some crazy or some terrorist kills a bunch of people in a public place with a gun and within hours, sometimes minutes, the Left is breaking out the calls for gun control? Never waste a crisis is the mantra for Progressives pushing their anti-gun agenda. Apparently, though, years of the same tactics are finally backfiring on the Left. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found the highest opposition to an "assault weapons" ban ever. According Read more [...] Continue reading →

Ticketed for Texting while Sitting in a Drive-Thru

tim-horton This happened in Canada, not the U.S., but we know that in both countries texting-while-driving laws are just revenue collection schemes. So nothing about this story would be impossible in any state in the Union with the same law. Fox 2 News in St. Louis reports, We all know the dangers of texting while behind the wheel but many drivers still do it. Especially during stops or times when they are not on the roads. A Canadian man did just that. He replied to a text while waiting in a drive-thru Read more [...] Continue reading →

New York Times Calls for America to be Disarmed

guns Who didn't see this coming? The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in almost 100 years, today called on the government to force Americans to give up their guns "for the good of their fellow citizens." "It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency," the editorial states. After the events of the past week, which featured saturated coverage of two mass shootings, the media have Read more [...] Continue reading →

Albuquerque Continues to Plunder Residents Despite State Law

robber When New Mexico banned asset forfeiture, we heard the police moaning about they wouldn't be able to function unless they could plunder people without convicting them of any crime. Now, Albuquerque has created a fake loophole. The Washington Examiner reports: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, signed a historic reform of civil forfeiture in her state earlier this year. The reform law cracked down on the much-abused practice by, among other things, requiring that defendants be convicted Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Victory over Traffic Cameras

Stop Sign Cameras Saint Charles County has had some controversies involving residents attempting to use their right of self-government to get rid of traffic cameras. Now TechDirt gives us some good news from Saint Charles city: "Missouri Court Upholds Right Of Citizens To 'Vote' Traffic Enforcement Cameras Out Of 'Office'" Sometimes the citizens win the fight against red light cameras. That's when the government's hate for the little people really shows through. Late last year, residents of St. Charles, Missouri, Read more [...] Continue reading →

TSA Protects Flyers from Buzz Lightyear

flip grip While the TSA is failing again to protect us from terrorists, it has found another threat that is within its pay grade. According to CBS Philly, It’s not the kind of “toy story” a Pennsylvania family had hoped for. They say TSA officials sent their five-year-old son’s Buzz Lightyear toy to ‘infinity and beyond.’ The Zilka family was returning home from a trip to Disney World, where the boy’s uncle bought him a Buzz Lightyear “flip grip.” However, security officials at Read more [...] Continue reading →

Police Invade Home and Murder Man

police sidearms According to local station WNCN in North Carolina: A dad was shot several times and died in an officer-involved shooting in Spring Lake Sunday morning, witnesses said. Harnett County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Kehagias was involved in the shooting incident, according to Maj. Jeff Huber. Kehagias has been employed as a deputy sheriff since July 2013 and is currently assigned to the patrol division. Meanwhile on Monday, an SBI agent says they are interviewing witnesses and the deputies involved Read more [...] Continue reading →

HIPAA and How it Affects Parenting

hipaaLogo1 It's every parent's nightmare.  You get that phone call in the middle of the night delivering the horrific news that your child was in an accident.  You rush to the hospital, numb, but ready to serve as your child's advocate and to make all the right decisions about his care.  When you get there, you're told that you have no say in his care.  Ok, then, you wonder: why did they call me?  Oh, yes, you are the party responsible for the financial obligations.  You can pay, but you can't say! For Read more [...] Continue reading →