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Ron Paul report on The Creeping Police State

Always good, this Liberty Report is definitely worth sharing. RonPaulLibertyReport NSA spying, TSA groping, police shooting first and asking questions later. As the grip of the police state gets ever tighter, how can we resist? Is there any hope of rolling it back? Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead joins today’s Liberty Report.     The Rutherford Institute is one of the websites I check frequently. The Rutherford Institute has emerged as one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and education the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world. On the show they mention The Bill of Rights many times. Here […]

because they can

I never loved it, but it took TSA to permanently remove me from the list of potential airline customers. I will not ever place myself groveling at anyone’s feet, particularly those of my intellectual and moral inferiors. My dad and older brother raised me as an expert in bullies. I spent at least as much time in that classroom as in government schools. Important lessons include that bullies are weak, shallow and eager for any opportunity to wield artificial power over the vulnerable. As much as possible, I avoid making myself vulnerable. The Downsize DC TSA Campaign below is well worth supporting. – Ted Show Congress how much! Share this message from the Downsize DC blog Replace the TSA […]

USofA demands Russians release prisoners

Judging from the picture on the left, one might guess that the Scandinavian or European countries might be publicly critical about human rights abuses, incarceration rates, freedom and such. But the rulers of the world don’t see it that way. The diplomats posturing in the press: The US Department of State demanded that the Russian authorities immediately release all people who the international rights groups recognize as political prisoners or prisoners of conscience. The Russian response: “Russia has repeatedly and unambiguously replied to the propaganda stunts in which the western countries called upon the release of certain people suspected or convicted of various serious crimes under our laws,” reads the embassy’s statement posted on Facebook. The Russian diplomats added […]

the surveillance state

John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute shared this look at the state of our surveillance state. It is not exactly as either George Orwell or Aldous Huxley expected, but an ugly combination of both. Go read it at the source – click the headline or trailer link to reach the full article. It has supporting links to put it all into perspective. – Ted ————————————————- Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State By John W. Whitehead … It is a prison from which there will be no escape if the government gets it way. As Glenn Greenwald notes: “The way things are supposed to work is that we’re supposed to know virtually everything about […]

Libertyville Sheriff’s Office

Libertyville Sheriff’s Office, How may I help you? This is Homeland Security, we need you to detain any illegal aliens you find, for us. LSO- sure when we get some we will hold them for you. HLS- do you have any there now? LSO- nope our jail cell is empty right now. HLS- you have no one in jail right now? LSO- yes, that is right, we have no one in our jail. HLS- ok, we will need a list of all gun owners there. LSO- ok, do you have a phone directory of Libertyville? HLS- ah, no LSO- would you like me to send you one? HLS- Why would I need a phone directory of Libertyville? LSO- well, you […]

The Age of Petty Tyrannies

I really liked the commentary below. The Rutherford Institute granted me permission to publish the entirety here. I was impressed enough with his perspective and writing to buy his book Battlefield America: The War on the American People The cultural destruction is all part and parcel with the destruction of life, liberty, property brought to a populace too lazy to fight for their freedom. I keep hoping enough of us keep the knowledge alive in case we get another shot at forming a community of mutual respect and honor. The Age of Petty Tyrannies   By John W. Whitehead “Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the […]

Cause of death statistics – Hint, guns not in top 10

The statistics below and to the right are occasionally compiled. I carried one such list on a card in my wallet for a decade. The numbers ebb and flow year-to-year, but their position on the causes of death list rarely move much. There are 32,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms. The U.S. population is 324,000,000. Thus: 0.00987% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. -80% are through criminal activity, gang and drug-trade related This is one cost of “our” war on non-prescription drugs. -60% of those deaths are by suicide A similar per-capita rate to non-gun-owning countries. -8% are by police. -3% are accidental discharge deaths. Look at how those deaths distribute across the nation: […]

push to stop staged shootings will start the real shooting

There is a big push going on to disarm the peasants. Staged false flags, hoaxes, highly-organized children marches, media and political figures have masses eager to give up on self defense are becoming a regular part of the media landscape. Many worry that “They are going to take our guns”. That is not what will happen. They are hastening us into an internal war, also-known-as “civil war” between the armed and the unarmed with the politicians and many of their palace guard on the wrong side. Other than the thoughtless sheep, players on both sides know that removing millions of privately owned firearms is not going to happen through protests and legislation. Violent force is the only way. Those […]