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Month: January 2016

The big business of mass surveillance

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Vigilant Solutions is a private company that is in the business of collecting and storing high resolution pictures of license plates.  It has taken around 2.2 billion of these license plate photos to date, according to this January 27th article from The Atlantic.  When a picture of a license plate is taken, the location of that […]

Legalizing open-ended war on ISIS

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced an open-ended Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIS, in case Obama wants his Iraq War before he leaves the White House.

A lesson of the Bundy standoff and LaVoy Finicum’s murder

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Ammon Bundy associate LaVoy Finicum was gunned down after emerging from his car with his hands raised.  From the video it appears to be another case of trigger-happy Federal agents eager to kill.  It’s tragic that it ended in even one death, but when you take up arms against the State, this outcome should be […]

Is this really that surprising?

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Chicago police have been sabotaging their own dashcams for years, apparently so as not to capture evidence of official criminality.  Case in point: five police cars were on the scene when Laquan McDonald was gunned down by Officer Jason Van Dyke, but only two had functioning dashcams.  None of the five captured audio, which must […]

You need to read Justin Raimondo’s column three times per week, every week

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Here’s his Friday column on elite hatred of, and therefore our cautious admiration of, Trump and Sanders. I’m unable to see in Trump or Sanders anything more than entertainment value, despite their tepidity to indulge in the extremely hawkish rhetoric of their competitors.  Wasn’t Obama seen as “anti-war” before he gained control of the reins […]

Links

By: | Post date: January 28, 2016 | Comments: No Comments

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Private companies alleviate Flint’s water woes, infuriating liberal writers Libya, transformed into a blazing dumpster fire, is about to get another dose of Uncle Sam’s airstrikes Did a weaponized flu virus escape a US lab in the Ukraine? Despite the rhetoric of imperial warmongers, Iran might not be so evil after all No surprise here: […]