As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doles out billions of dollars to convince local police departments to surrender control to the federal agency, a recent report indicates that intelligence gathered at precincts-cum-surveillance-centers will be shared among all levels of law enforcement.Details
The primary function of the Fire Scout fleet is surveillance. Its predecessor, the MQ-8B, has already been used to monitor opposition in Afghanistan and Libya, despite having crashed on several occasions and resulting in a temporary grounding last year. These Blackhawk-style flight vehicles require no human controller and are manufactured by military-industrial kingpin Northrop Grumman at a cost $15.3 million each.Details
Here’s a hard truth: for all of its good intentions, governments cannot suspend basic laws of supply and demand.Details
Gary Franchi of WHDT-TV interviews Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin on NSA spying and the campaign to resist on a state level.Details
During a large drug policy reform summit held in Denver from Oct. 23 to 26, a panel convened to consider jury nullification as a tool to bring the so-called ‘War On Drugs’ to a halt.
The event, co-hosted by groups including the ACLU and NORML, was planned to ‘explore the history of jury nullification, its use in drug cases, how to use jury nullification as an advocacy tool, and strategies for building a jury nullification movement to stem the tide of the drug war,’ according to a recent Huffington Post article.Details
We must not forget the crucial role that corporations play in helping the NSA.
Aside from the corporations forced to comply with the government’s information demands, we have businesses that assist them in operating. They are happy to do the NSA’s unconstitutional bidding in return for a little dirty cash. The NSA is more than happy to throw around its endless supply of printed debt-money to anyone willing to help, and plenty of disgraceful, unscrupulous corporations out there are willing to work with them. They need to be called out for this.Details
Last week, the FDA announced a plan to require food makers to phase out trans fats. According to an AP report, the agency did not set a specific timeline, but will collect comments before determining just how long food producers will have to get the nasty fat out.Details
The idea is that the Obamacare fiasco will anger the American people, leading to a Republican victory. Then the they will assume power, repeal Obamacare and everything will be fine.
This idea is erroneous for many different reasons.Details