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Tracking snoops

The Mozilla Lightbeam Tool is suppose to expose who is looking over your shoulder on the web, but it only covers “commercial” snoops.  What about exposing non-commercial, that is state surveillance, snoops?  Since advertisers don’t send out drones to kill people, I’d prefer the latter.
 

Mission Creep eroding liberty

Property rights are eroding daily, from control over our bodies through the takeover of healthcare systems to the puddles in our yards.  Mission Creep is a profound understatement for this phenomenon.

Impromptu Hangout with Jeff Tucker: 50 Ways to Leave Leviathan

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Jeff Tucker, in this humorous Stephan Kinsella video, chats about his fascinating libertarian article entitled "50 Ways to Leave Leviathan".

"Government Debt Addiction"

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Judge Napolitano, in this misesmedia video, discusses the consequences of the American State's debt problem.

NSA Needs Thwarting

Here's an rt.com report on a ProPublica study that suggests all the massive surveillance carried on by the FedGov's spy network has not actually thwarted a terrorist attack.
 
Obama has said it stopped over 50 planned attacks. Most of them are still secret, so nobody can check. A few had the books opened, and none of those were thwarted thanks to the powers assumed by the NSA. Thwart it!

Is Secession Legal?

Tom Woods chats with an expert about a forbidden subject - secession.

Props

I have often wondered who the morons are that Barry uses as background props during one of his pep rally speeches.  Where do they find these people?  They always look like a carefully selected group of responsible, ordinary Americans that also covers every demographic category with just the right number of people.  Are they useful idiots?  Fellow travelers?  The outpatient ward for the recently lobotomized?  This article shows that it's all a fraud, with most being comrades and people who have had nothing to do with Obamacare.  Note the retreads from previous events and the deceitful biography.  How shameful to allow yourself to be used in such a way.      

Another Mass Shooting Prevented

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By a brave private citizen with a concealed handgun. CNN and MSNBC should be picking up this story any day now...

The Coercive State has killed us all, continued

In Timeline of a World-Killing Paradigm Shift (May 2012) I argued that the coercive State has already killed the biosphere -- that is, the State has destroyed the Earth, or at least begun the extermination and extinction of most vertebrates and much of the flora on this planet. Much of this harm has been done via malregulation, for example by the US government's legislating away most liability for the corporations running nuclear power plants (the Price-Anderson Act and other vehicles).
    Evidence for this thesis is growing dramatically. Increasing numbers of news stories in recent months have described population crashes and severe health issues of sardines, salmon, turtles, herring, sea lions, seals, polar bears, sea stars (which have actually been dissolving and disintegrating!), and other animal species. These problems are possibly or even probably caused at least in part by radioactive contamination from the Fukushima disaster. Even governments are getting concerned, although we don't hear much about that. Earlier this month, pink salmon were found along the Canadian coast that were canary-yellow colored instead of pink. I am especially concerned about this since the pink color in salmon comes from astaxanthan (link is to a detailed article published today by Dr. Mercola), an amazingly powerful and broadly beneficial carotenoid created by microalgae. Salmon, and krill and pink flamingos for that matter, get their pink coloration by eating the microalgae or other species that feed on it.
     But now salmon (some salmon, at least) are turning up without that lovely pink color and are, instead, bright yellow. Well, for one thing, yuck. But more importantly, what does this mean for the microalgae and for the health of the Pacific in general?
    Another bit of data can be found in this story of an experienced sailor who found 3,000 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean were almost entirely dead and filled with trash and debris washed out to sea from, it seems certain, Fukushima.
There are about 450 other nuclear plants active today, around 130 formerly-active plants (and their depleted fuel) in mothballs, and another 100 or so on the drawing boards or under construction. 

Force

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I was reading an article about Halloween costumes for pets.  It said, "These pets [shown in the photos] like wearing costumes, but yours may not.  Never force your pet to do something it does not want to do."  Does that advice apply equally to humans, or just to animals?

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