Posts tagged ‘Freedom’

September 5, 2012

Judge Andrew Napolitano joins Free Talk Live for a conversation about liberty

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August 8, 2012

White House Considers Executive Order, Leaves Internet Takeover A Possibility

 
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The White House has left open the possibility of enacting its Internet agenda via executive order after the failed effort to bring the Democrat-supported cybersecurity bill to a full vote in the Senate last week.  More…

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August 2, 2012

Chick-fil-A protests: Will petition and ‘kiss-in’ help or hurt?

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A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Gilbert, Ariz., saw hundreds of customers for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Wednesday. (Matt York / Associated Press / August 2, 2012)

The Chick-fil-A protests appear to be just getting started, with two new campaigns underway. (You didn’t think this controversy was going away anytime soon, did you?)  More…

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July 25, 2012

What a bunch of . . .

A nice little video exposing Barack Obama and Massachusetts Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren for the socialists they are.

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July 25, 2012

FAA Releases Lists of Drone Certificates—Many Questions Left Unanswered

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This week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finally released its first round of records in response to EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for information on the agency’s drone authorization program. The agency says the two lists it released include the names of all public and private entities that have applied for authorizations to fly drones domestically.  More…

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July 25, 2012

The Empire Strikes Back: Attack of the Drones (video)

July 18, 2012

What’s Behind Illinois Stealing Local Hero’s Bee Hives?

An Illinois beekeeper whose bee hives were stolen and allegedly destroyed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture has stirred up a hornet’s nest with his questions on why the state did this, and most importantly, what they did with his bees.  More…
July 18, 2012

Grassley accuses FDA of acting like communist secret police for spying on employees

 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) accused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of acting like the East German secret police for closely monitoring the computer activities of some of its employees.

The GOP senator said internal documents on the surveillance program make the FDA “sound more like the East German Stasi than a consumer protection agency in a free country.”  More…  

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July 12, 2012

Rep. West: Liberals believe in a ‘hammock,’ not a ‘safety net’

Watch the Video at the top of this article — it’s fantastic

There is a lot of talk about economic “safety nets” these days, but according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), what liberals really mean by that is “hammock.”  More…
July 9, 2012

How Many American’s Emails has the NSA Collected and Reviewed Without a Warrant? .

Why won’t the Obama administration reveal how many Americans’ emails the NSA has collected and reviewed without a warrant?
Since last year, a few members of Congress—led by Senator Ron Wyden—have been trying to get the Obama administration to answer a simple question: how many Americans’ phone calls or emails have been and are being collected and read without a warrant under the authority of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA)?  Unfortunately, no one else in the government  seems to want that question answered.  More…

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July 7, 2012

Spy Drone Buzzes WND Founder’s Home

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June 27, 2012

Igor Birman: Born into Obamacare. A cautionary tale.

 

June 27, 2012

American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, Michigan

In the video below, we see a small number of Christians who gathered holding Christian signs at the 2012 Dearbor, Michigan Arab festival being assaulted by Muslims with bottles, stones, and other objects. The police do not protect the Christians or take action against the perpetrators; in the end, they reprimand the Christians and instruct them to leave. Ever since, there has been no coverage of this outrageous event in our media. Nor has CAIR or any other Muslim organization denounced the Muslims who abused the Christians.  More…

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June 27, 2012

Top Soviet-bloc defector: Marxism infecting U.S.

By Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa

Ion Mihai Pacepa was interviewed by WND Managing Editor David Kupelian. 

A few weeks ago I read “America’s Marxist Picnic,” a touching story by WND’s David Kupelian, which illustrates how much the U.S. government hated Marxism a generation ago.Read this fascinating interview

Editor’s note: Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking Soviet-bloc official ever to defect to the West. In December 1989, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu was executed at the end of a trial whose accusations came almost word-for-word out of Pacepa’s book, “Red Horizons,” subsequently republished in 27 countries.

After President Carter approved his request for political asylum, Pacepa became an American citizen and worked with U.S. intelligence agencies against the former Eastern Bloc. The CIA has praised Pacepa’s cooperation for providing “an important and unique contribution to the United States.”
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June 20, 2012

The Deal with Jack Hunter: Goodbye to Conservatism

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June 20, 2012

Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?

Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S.

Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities

There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit.

The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states.

Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority. 

But, astonishingly, 19 universities and colleges are also registered as owners of what are officially known as unmanned aerial vehicles.

It is thought that many of institutions, which include Cornell, the University of Colorado, Georgia Tech, and Eastern Gateway Community College, are developing drone technology.   Read more:

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June 20, 2012

NSA: It Would Violate Your Privacy to Say if We Spied on You

The surveillance experts at the National Security Agency won’t tell two powerful United States Senators how many Americans have had their communications picked up by the agency as part of its sweeping new counterterrorism powers. The reason: it would violate your privacy to say so.

“All that Senator Udall and I are asking for is a ballpark estimate of how many Americans have been monitored under this law, and it is disappointing that the Inspectors General cannot provide it,” Wyden told Danger Room on Monday. “If no one will even estimate how many Americans have had their communications collected under this law then it is all the more important that Congress act to close the ‘back door searches’ loophole, to keep the government from searching for Americans’ phone calls and emails without a warrant.”

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June 20, 2012

Mexico and Canada Invited to Join the Secret TPP Negotiations

This week President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk announced that Canada and Mexico have been invited to join the secret negotiations aimed at establishing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Notably, in both statements Ambassador Kirk places the approval of “domestic stakeholders” (read: large corporations) on a level with that of the Congress. It is precisely this exalting of big business that has troubled many of the people’s representatives in Congress.

One such opponent, Americans for Limited Government (ALG), is taking the lead in warning the people of the United States about the confluence of corporate and governmental interests and their goal of destroying the independence of our country.

“It is self-evident that the erosion of the right of citizens to control their own lives is progressing at a rate that we are little more than wage slaves to an oppressive government and its cadre of corporate backers that consider our lives and our liberties of little or no consequence,” Wilson warned.

Read the entire article . . .

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June 13, 2012

Shooting at police now legal in Indiana

‘Castle Doctrine’ OKs use of deadly force in cases of ‘unlawful intrusion’

(Newsroom America) — Indiana has become the first state to legally permit residents to shoot at police if they feel their property is being illegally breached by an officer.  More…

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June 13, 2012

Time To Police The Government

 
 
 
Congress Time to Police the Government

The balance between the police and the policed is getting way out of whack — and we better restore it now.

I speak of a spate of new technologies — high-tech cameras, satellites and now, drones being flown over U.S. soil — that are giving police and government way too much power over the average Joe.  More…

June 12, 2012

Andrew Klavan: Shut Up.

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June 11, 2012

School pulls patriotic song at graduation, but Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ is OK

 

A Coney Island principal refused to let students sing "God Bless the USA" at a school ceremony -- but Justin Bieber's "Baby" was suitable.

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A Coney Island principal refused to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at a school ceremony — but Justin Bieber’s “Baby” was suitable.

 A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism.

Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.  Read more:

June 6, 2012

Pledge allegiance to U.S., or U.N.?

Conference focuses on push for global governance

National sovereignty is under threat with the United Nations and its gun rules, the Law of the Sea Treaty and its worldwide taxes, Agenda 21, the Bilderbergers and the increasing strength of other global authorities.  More…

June 5, 2012

Pro-Walker Protester Gets in the Mix at Clinton’s Barrett Rally

Friday, June 1st, 2012

 
Watch this video of a Gov. Scott Walker-supporting marine getting in the mix at today’s Bill Clinton rally for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Wisconsin, days before the recall vote.

And then watch this exclusive video of his arrest for civil unrest.

May 30, 2012

Be Aware: Gov Analysts Scour Internet For These Words

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you (and they include ‘pork’, ‘cloud’ and ‘Mexico’)

  • Department of Homeland Security forced to release list following freedom of information request
  • Agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent
 By Daniel Miller/PUBLISHED: 04:32 EST, 26 May 2012 |
Revealing: A list of keywords used by government analysts to scour the internet for evidence of threats to the U.S. has been released under the Freedom of Information Act Revealing: A list of keywords used by government analysts to scour the internet for evidence of threats to the U.S. has been released under the Freedom of Information Act

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.

Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.

The words are included in the department’s 2011 ‘Analyst’s Desktop Binder‘ used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify ‘media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities’.

Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government.  Read more:

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May 30, 2012

Send This To All the College Graduates You Know

Texas A&M Commencement Address – The students gave a standing ovation; the faculty were deathly silent!

speech is from a book Neal Bortz wrote in 1998, and NOT AN ACTUAL SPEECH HE recently gave at TEXAS A&M

 Neal Boortz is a Texan, a lawyer, a Texas Aggie (Texas A&M) graduate, and now a nationally syndicated talk show host from Atlanta . His commencement address to the graduates of a recent Texas A&M class is far different from what either the students or the faculty expected. Whether you agree or disagree, his views are certainly thought provoking.  More…

May 30, 2012

Law of the Sea Treaty LOST (video)

Save American Sovereignty: Stop LOST

The treaty is an unnecessary and fatally-flawed pact that would radically alter American law, allowing an international organization based in Jamaica to erode US sovereignty.

What Would LOST Do? 

  • LOST creates the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a new, UN-style organization based in Kingston, Jamaica that would be dominated by anti-US interests;
  • Article 82 of the treaty requires the US to transfer significant offshore energy royalties to the ISA, which is then empowered to redistribute those funds to developing countries, even if they are undemocratic or state sponsors of terrorism;
  • Part XV of the treaty requires the US to engage in mandatory dispute resolution, paving the way for reckless and politically motivated allegations from hostile interests;
  • Contrary to popular belief, the treaty was not fixed in 1994; and,
  • For more than 200 years, America has successfully preserved and protected its navigational rights and freedoms by relying on naval operations, diplomatic protests, and customary international law.
LOST is officially known as “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).” President Ronald Reagan announced that he would not sign UNCLOS shortly after it was adopted in 1982. 
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May 30, 2012

Stop the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:00 Eagle Forum

Liberals who favor global government over American sovereignty, such as Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, and Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, who just lost the Senate seat he’s held for 34 years in a primary, are once again pushing this terrible treaty that will hand control of our international waters over to the United Nations. Those pushing the treaty claim that it will expand U.S. sovereignty, but we all know it will do the opposite.  The three main interest groups pushing for the treaty are the U.S. Navy, the big multinational oil companies led by Shell, and the radical environmentalist lawyers. That peculiar alliance should make you suspicious!  Here are the facts:  More…

May 29, 2012

Another Attack on Internet Freedom

Opinion: Big Brother looms over House GOP’s ‘Orwellian’ cybersecurity bill

By Juan Williams – 05/29/12 05:00 AM ET

Imagine a country where every e-mail, every electronic banking transfer, every blogger’s political rant can be handed to the FBI and National Security Agency. There is no need for a warrant from a judge. There is no legal protection for personal privacy. It is simply up to your Internet service provider to decide what is suspicious and send it to the government.

Imagine that the Congress approves of this radical challenge to civil liberty by saying the new law is the best way to prevent terrorists from creating chaos in the financial system, plotting violence and hacking into big companies in a conspiracy to destroy the nation with a “Digital Pearl Harbor.”

 Well, there is no need for a modern-day George Orwell to imagine the scary story in which Big Brother, an authoritarian government, colludes with multinational corporations to trample civil liberty.  More…
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May 28, 2012

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Effectively Banning Shariah

Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill aimed at keeping state courts and agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws when making decisions, his office said on Friday.  More…

May 27, 2012

Inspiring Message

The Road To Serfdom-An End To American Exceptionalism?

May 26, 2012 By

For those of us who are watching the decline of America, one thing stands out regarding society today. American values are quickly disappearing. Our once great, proud nation is being reduced to a “give me ” society. My parents as well as many other parents have instilled certain values in us as children, one of which was to always work hard for whatever you want out of life. Unfortunately, as our government continues to be mis-managed and over run by communists and chicago thugs, some are starting to believe that hard work is no longer worth it. As the government is doing everything in it’s power to force more regulation and taxes on potential employers, the result is more hardship and unemployment.

But wait a second here. Your government is here to take care of you with ninety-nine weeks of unemployment benefits which Nancy Pelosi says stimulates the economy. Although, eventually, they will expire. That is ok though because your government has more to offer you. How about some food stamps or maybe medicaid and the best part is, you don’t even have to be drug tested to receive these benefits(unless you live in Florida). But, if all else fails, you can always apply for social security disability benefits. All you have to do is lie through your teeth and tell the doctors that you are clinicly depressed or something.

My point is, we were a once proud nation where people were embarassed when they had to ask the government for help to survive. Now,as this government on one hand,takes away our ability to be individual achievers,the other hand is ready with the handouts. The problems here are that the recipients become slaves to the government,(as well as a guaranteed voter base) and, someone else has to pay for it. Socialism is a great concept,until you run out of other people’s money. We as Americans MUST hold on to our values and not become slaves to this government. Be an exceptional American,engage yourselves to help change this road we are on. Hold all of your politicians accountable. If they blow you off,vote them out. It is way past time to give America back to the people so we can once again become the greatest nation on earth,and a beacon for freedom and liberty. Stay safe, and be aware of your surroundings.

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May 24, 2012

HANDS OFF THE INTERNET!

 

House to hold hearing on international control of the Internet

By Brendan Sasso – 05/23/12 06:24 PM ET

The House Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on Communications and Technology scheduled a hearing for next Thursday to examine international proposals to regulate the Internet.

A witness list was not immediately available.

Some countries are pushing to give the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union more control over the governance of the Internet. U.S. officials, including Larry Strickling of the Commerce Department and Robert McDowell of the Federal Communications Commission, have warned the proposal would undermine freedom on the Internet.  MORE…

May 23, 2012

Rational People Fear Big Government, Not Big Business

By Dennis Prager (Archive) · Tuesday, May 22, 2012

You cannot understand the left if you do not understand that Leftism is a religion. It is not God-based (some Left-wing Christians’ and Jews’ claims notwithstanding), but otherwise it has every characteristic of a religion. The most blatant of those characteristics is dogma. People who believe in Leftism have as many dogmas as the most fundamentalist Christian.  More…

May 16, 2012

The Judge: Drones Spying On Americans? (video)

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May 16, 2012

Krauthammer says NO to drones over America (video)

May 15, 2012

Walking for Dummies

Once something like this happens . . .[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzMTkDYNdvs&feature=player_detailpage]

You can bet it will be followed by something like this . . .

NJ Town Tickets For Texting While Walking

20 People Hit By Cars In Fort Lee In 2012

FORT LEE, N.J. – Texting while driving is a crime in New Jersey, but what about texting while walking?

Police in Fort Lee, Bergen County, say if you are caught texting while walking you could face a fine.

They say pedestrians are constantly putting themselves at risk of being hit by cars because they don’t pay attention while they are walking.

So far this year, 20 people have been hit by cars in Fort Lee.

Police say they handed out pamphlets warning people about the crackdown.

In the last month and a half, 117 tickets have been issued. The fine is 85 dollars per offense.

What next?

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May 11, 2012

Judge Napolitano 5-8-12 Cops Spying on Cell Phones Without Consent

May 11, 2012

ALERT: FBI wants flat-out totalitarian spying on the internet

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May 9, 2012

The Insider Threat Task Force

The Way The Pentagon Is Predicting Your Potential To Become A National Threat Is Frightening

Eloise Lee | May 7, 2012, 2:40 PM 
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Tom Cruise made “pre-crime'” a futuresque and controversial method of law enforcement in the 2002 movie Minority Report.Ten years later, the idea of preemptively identifying a criminal — particularly an inside threat — is taking shape within the U.S. Defense Department, reports Joe Gould at Army Times.

Whether it’s a low-ranking soldier intent on dumping secret information to WikiLeaks, or a rogue Sergeant going on a shooting rampage, insider threats can seriously plague the military and the government as a whole.

Taking a novel approach, the Pentagon is spearheading research into studying the predictive behavior of personnel in the lead-up to a betrayal. 

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May 8, 2012

Parents: Rule’s half-baked

State’s junk food ban could take bite out of school fundraisers

By Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy
Monday, May 7, 2012 –  

Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the blackboard to cook up alternative ways to raise money for kids.  More…

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