Justice Department Upset over Apple Encryption

Apple encryption means the company cannot hand the Feds real-time interceptions of text messages. The headline in the New York Times reads: “Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data.” In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government Read more […]

Proof that People Believe in the Second Amendment: They Want Armed Neighbors

More important than personal gun ownership, the Second Amendment is upheld because people want their neighbors to own guns. Not everyone owns a gun. But that doesn’t mean they don’t believe in the Second Amendment. A person who was not raised with guns is going to have reservations about bringing one into the house. If he lacks the experience and feels like he needs training, that will make him hesitate. Guns are also very expensive. So the number of private gun owners in America is Read more […]

The Perfect Signer For Politicians At Mandela’s Memorial: Accused Murderer, Robber, And Kidnapper

I assume by now that you have all heard that the man performing sign language and Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was just making up gestures. He didn’t know sign language. According to AP: The unidentified man seen around the world on television next to leaders including United States President Barack Obama “was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for,” Bruno Druchen, the federation’s national director, told The Associated Press. The scandal over the Read more […]

Healthcare.gov Still Has No Security, Designed Without It

I have already written about the bizarre and creepy lack of privacy involved in the healthcare.gov website. It is clear Obama knowingly sent the American public into a hacker’s paradise by sending them to the site. Now, with the government claiming total victory modest improvement on the healthcare.gov site, one would expect the privacy issues would be fixed. They are not even addressed. CNBC: It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Read more […]

TSA Makes It Easier For Terrorists If They Have $85

Ever since 911, millions of Americans have seen their privacy invaded for the name of safety and security.  Unfortunately, that is the world we now live in, thanks to the abundance of technologies.  In response to the terrorist threats to the security of American airline travelers, the federal government created the TSA. According to the TSA website: “Following September 11, 2001, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation Read more […]

California Town Still Trying to Recover Costs of Obama Campaign Fundraising Visit

Who should pay the costs incurred by a town for a political candidate’s campaign? Whenever the President of the United States is on the campaign trail, cities across the nation are forced to provide extra security for the visit.  Many towns are facing deficit budgets and don’t have the extra money lying around to pay their police and city workers for the extra duties and the security that is mandated. For example, in April of last year, President Obama attended a pair of fundraisers in Read more […]

Study Finds Entirely Irrelevant Fact That Shooters Don’t Target Gun-Free Zones

A column at USAToday.com is taking aim at the notion that those who commit mass shootings specifically target gun-free zones because they know that law-abiding citizens will respect the signs telling them no guns are allowed on the premises. The author of the piece, Mark Follman, cites ongoing studies that he and others have been publishing at MotherJones.com: “Among the 62 mass shootings over the past 30 years that we studied, not a single case includes evidence that the killer chose to target Read more […]

TSA Propaganda: Sometimes We Do Something Right!

So here’s the story: “TSA screeners confiscated 19 firearms at Indianapolis International Airport in 2012.” “More than 1,500 firearms were confiscated at airport checkpoints in 2012, according to a new report from the Transportation Security Administration. TSA spokesman David Castelveter told CNN  TSA screeners found an average of four weapons per day last year. A TSA spokesperson told RTV6 19 firearms were found at Indianapolis International Airport checkpoints in 2012. Fifteen of the Read more […]

New York Times Gives TSA a Big Kiss

It is nice to see the love affair with power and torture so freely demonstrated in our Establishment rag. The Transportation Security Administration refused to testify at a congressional hearing. “The reason, the agency later explained, is that oversight for the T.S.A. resides in the House Homeland Security Committee — not the aviation subcommittee, which is a part of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.” And the Times “story” (which reads more like an editorial) Read more […]