New Drone Film Raises Important Questions

DRONES, a film available on demand from iTunes and Amazon, follows two drone operators on a remote location as they face moral dilemmas while tasked with killing suspected terrorist operatives. And while it focuses on the use of drones on the foreign battlefield, the film addresses issues that will soon face us right here at home.

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Missouri ballot measure would protect electronic data from government spying

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In August, Missouri voters will have an opportunity to reject significant parts of mass surveillance programs by both the state and federal governments. Introduced by Sen. Rob Schaaf, Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) passed the legislature last month with just a handful of dissenting votes. Because it is a proposal for…

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NSA Empowered by USA Freedom Act

The USA Freedom Act was lauded as a great first step in trying to stop the abuses of the NSA. However, to even pass out of committee many changes altered the initial text of the bill. These changes didn’t improve privacy. And, unfortunately that’s just half of it. The amended bill which passed the House…

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We Can’t Count on Congress to Stop Unconstitutional Spying

The events of 9/11 radically changed the way the US combats foreign threats such as terrorism. Ultimately, through Edward Snowden’s revelations, we’ve learned that the NSA is destroying privacy and Constitution protections. Faced with public opposition, politicians in D.C. responded with a “fix,” known as the USA Freedom Act. But to actually pass it through committee, it was amended to appease the intelligence committees in both the House and Senate, proving yet again that we cannot depend on federal fixes.

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Missouri Anti-Agenda 21 Bill Moves Closer to the Governor’s Desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 – A bill that would protect property rights from Agenda 21 and other similar measures passed a Missouri senate committee on Tuesday, moving the bill one step closer to the governor’s desk.

House Bill 1647 (HB1647) was introduced on Jan. 29 by Rep. Mike Moon (R-157).  It passed the state house last month by a vote of 99-47, and will now go to the senate floor for concurrence. 

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