Boehner’s resignation sets up Speaker election

After nearly 5 years as Speaker of the House, John Boehner has announced that he will be stepping down not only as Speaker but as a Congressman as well. This will not only set-up a special election to fill the seat held by Boehner since 1991, but also a special election within the House of Representatives to fill the Speaker role being vacated effective October 30. Continue reading

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Announcing the DWP2016 Telegram Channel

For the last year or so I’ve been using a (now) popular messaging app called: Telegram. I’ve been a fan of it for a few reasons mentioned by Brian Sovryn.

This wonderful open platform that Telegram is has started adding on a lot of features, and the latest one is the addition of “Channels.“ These function much like an RSS feed or a “one-way” Twitter feed. You can follow the Channel, but you can’t interact with it, only the Channel operator (or other set administrators) can post content within the channel.

Feel free to connect with me on (username: @libertypenguin), and follow the “Darryl W. Perry 2016 Channel” on Telegram to get information and updates on the campaign.

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Libraries, Tor, and free speech

Libraries are supposed to be forums for information and ideas, and the Library Bill of Rights states, “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” And “Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas.” The American Library Association (ALA) explains, “Privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association.” One of the organizations that some libraries are cooperating with to protect privacy is the Library Freedom Project. Continue reading

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Solving the refugee crisis

Nearly half of the Syrian population has been displaced by the ongoing civil war in that country. Many of those able to flee the country have attempted to reach Europe. Not everyone seeking refuge has survived the trek, with at least 2,600 migrants having died attempting to reach Europe so far this year, many of whom have drowned in the Mediterranean. Continue reading

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US military has international assistance in “kill decisions”

The New York Times reports “When President Obama declared that the American combat mission in Afghanistan would end on Dec. 31, 2014, becoming a training mission instead, exceptions were made for two situations: counterterrorism and force protection. The counterterrorism mission was intended to continue hunting militants with Al Qaeda hiding in Afghanistan, and force protection would allow for attacks on Taliban insurgents if they posed a threat to American or NATO forces.” Continue reading

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DC Court of Appeals refuses to rule on NSA spying; may be forced to

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dealt a blow to a lawsuit challenging the NSA’s use of warrantless surveillance, claiming the plaintiff did not prove standing. The Washington Post reports, the court “ruled that public-interest lawyer Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, has not proved that his own phone records were collected by the NSA — and so has not met a condition of bringing the lawsuit.” The ruling sent the case back to a lower court for further deliberation on the issue, and did not address the constitutionality or legality of the program. Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s immigration policy violates human rights

Donald Trump recently published a policy statement on immigration, stating, “A nation without borders is not a nation. [Therefore] There must be a wall across the southern border.” Adding that “Mexico must pay for the wall.” Additionally Trump wants to “Cut-off federal grants to any city which refuses to cooperate with federal law enforcement [in regards to immigration law].” (i.e. sanctuary cities) And he wants to end birthright citizenship, claiming “no sane country would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.” Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the publication of A Rebel’s Journey

– –PRESS RELEASE– –For immediate release: 8/18/15

CONTACT: Darryl W. Perry, Owner/Managing Editor
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Announcing the publication of A Rebel’s Journey
Free Press Publications is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of A Rebel’s Journey, which details Presidential candidate Darryl W. Perry’s the path to the ideas of liberty. Perry says his path to the ideas of liberty began as a search for traditional values.
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In defense of the peer-to-peer economy

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, two of the at least five Democrats seeking that parties presidential nomination, have recently come out in opposition to a growing segment of the economy: the so called peer-to-peer economy. Sanders, in an interview with Bloomberg News, said he has “serious problems” with the popular car-hailing company Uber, claiming it to be “unregulated.” However, Uber is not unregulated. A spokesperson for the company told The Hill that 54 different jurisdictions already have regulations for ride-hailing services in place.

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Appeals Court ruling sets up SCOTUS battle over cellphone data

In a departure from other federal courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that governments must have a warrant in order to obtain cellphone data. The Court, in a 2-1 split decision, ruled that “the government’s warrantless procurement of the [cell site location information] was an unreasonable search in violation of Appellants’ Fourth Amendment rights.” Adding, “society recognizes an individual’s privacy interest in her movements over an extended time period as well as her movements in private spaces. The fact that a provider captures this information in its account records, without the subscriber’s involvement, does not extinguish the subscriber’s reasonable expectation of privacy.”

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