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TSA steals clothing from videographer Sean Malone

29 Oct
Mr. Malone’s friend Marian Dougherty reports:

This is a belt buckle that the TSA at DCA tried to steal from Sean Malone. For “safety.” Fortunately someone two supervisors up from the standard violator had enough of a brain to return Sean’s harmless belt buckle and send him on his merry way.

Apparently no one at LAX has a brain or common sense, though. The TSA “confiscated” (read: stole) this belt buckle this morning.

Yes. A belt buckle that looks like (half of) a tiny metal raygun that would fit in the palm of your hand. I’m sure everyone on that flight feels safer now.

A new crime – tanning while black.

5 Jul



A new crime:  Tanning while black?

Restore the Fourth rallies across country

2 Jul

Libertarians speaking at Restore the Fourth protests on July 4

Restore the Fourth
Protesters in cities across America will gather on July 4, 2013, to demand that the U.S. government adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits demanded by the Fourth Amendment.

The rallies are being organized by Restore the Fourth, a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonviolent movement spurred by revelations made by whistle blower Edward Snowden of the government’s widespread practice of spying on Americans without a warrant.
The July 4 demonstrations seek to demand an end to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the U.S. government.
Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Carla Howell will speak at 12:30 P.M. at the Washington, D.C., rally being held at McPherson Square from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. Libertarian candidate for Virginia House of Delegates District 53, Anthony Tellez, will speak at 1:15 P.M.
Here’s a list of other cities in the process of organizing rallies:

“Draw a line in the sand when it comes to our digital privacy rights”
That was me on CNN last week. I appeared on BloombergTV a few days before that to keep the heat on lawmakers who aren’t willing to defend our online privacy in the wake of NSA revelations.
That’s why I signed this: http://stopwatching.us
I’d appreciate it if you’d take a look at my latest blog post, excerpting a passage from Without Their Permission that is eerily prescient…
Just this morning I found a polite note in my Dropbox from the federal agent who investigated a “suspicious” photo I’d privately stored there from a family vacation….click to read the rest
And that’s why I’ll be attending a Restore the Fourth Rally on July 4th in my hometown of NYC. I hope you’ll attends yours.
-Alexis

Restore the Fourth rallies in DC and across country

2 Jul

Libertarians speaking at Restore the Fourth protests on July 4

Restore the Fourth
Protesters in cities across America will gather on July 4, 2013, to demand that the U.S. government adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits demanded by the Fourth Amendment.

The rallies are being organized by Restore the Fourth, a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonviolent movement spurred by revelations made by whistle blower Edward Snowden of the government’s widespread practice of spying on Americans without a warrant.
The July 4 demonstrations seek to demand an end to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the U.S. government.
Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Carla Howell will speak at 12:30 P.M. at the Washington, D.C., rally being held at McPherson Square from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. Libertarian candidate for Virginia House of Delegates District 53, Anthony Tellez, will speak at 1:15 P.M.
Here’s a list of other cities in the process of organizing rallies:

Exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald

2 Jul
At 7:20 am on Fox and Friends Tuesday Eric Boling interviews Glenn Greenwald. Bolling had earlier had an exclusive with Lon Snowden. So far Andrew Napolitano, Tucker Carlson, Eric Bolling, Steve Doocey, and maybe Bob Beckel seem to be the only people standing up for the 4th Amendment and against the NSA on TV.  Are there others?

Liberty Twitchy – Great tweets on Snowden and the Surveillance State

24 Jun
Suggested new names for these “News” Shows…….”Beat the Press”…..”Mace the Nation”

Boston bombing excuse to eradicate 4th Amendment?

20 Apr

SWAT vehicles today in Watertown surrounded, among other homes, that of the brother of libertarian Austin Petersen, he says, reportedly summoning his brother outside by name with guns trained on him — and presumably they’re systematically doing this to many residents and at many homes in the area during the Dzhokhar-search.
Outside my Petersen frere’s window…

Photo: Outside my brothers window...