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NSA: America’s Elf on the Shelf

Since 2005 families across the country have been using The Elf on a Shelf to watch their children and report back to Santa about whether the kids should be on the Naughty List or the Nice List. Not to be … Continue reading

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Snowden, Ulbricht and the myth of a fair trial

It was the first official event hosted by the Free State Project after the February 3 announcement that the group had reached it’s goal of 20,000 signers on the statement of intent to move to New Hampshire to “exert the … Continue reading

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The state of Bill of Rights

I recall being told as a child that the Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution to ensure that people retained certain rights. The Bill of Rights Institute writes, the Bill of Rights were written “by James Madison … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight: Rand Paul, libertarianism & Bitcoin

Several recent headlines declares “Rand Paul is the first presidential candidate to accept Bitcoin”, however those headlines are inaccurate. It could be an accurate statement that he is the first Republican Presidential candidate to accept Bitcoin. It’s even possible that … Continue reading

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A Presidential Pardon for Bradley Manning

On August 21, Judge Col. Denise Lind sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in military prison (minus 1294 days for pre-trial confinement). Three hours after Manning's sentence was announced, attorney David Coombs said the appeals process will begin in … Continue reading

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