Fed Agency Blows $793k on Promo Items

In a shameful example of how government squanders your tax dollars, a federal law enforcement agency blew hundreds of thousands of dollars on promotional items like neckties, scarves and lapel pins displaying its official seal. This inconceivable waste involves the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), the Arlington Virginia-based law enforcement agency under the direct authority of […]

San Diego County considers forcing residents to take psychiatric medication under Laura’s Law

San Diego County in California is considering implementing Laura’s Law, which would give the state’s second most populous county – home to over three million people – the uncontested right to force psychiatric medication upon its residents. Funds for the forced inpatient or outpatient psychiatric incarceration, known as “assisted outpatient treatment” are to be provided […]

Join our voluntary press regulator or we will make you (UK)

Labour will support “full-on statutory regulation” of newspapers if they do not join an approved regulator, the party’s deputy leader said yesterday. Harriet Harman indicated that Labour was prepared to pass legislation forcing newspapers to comply with an authority established by the Government. She was being questioned yesterday by the Commons Culture, Media and Sport […]

Australia not allowing bullion out of the country

So under what authority is the Perth Mint allowed to send their coins via AusPost, while others can’t? This photo was obtained in Victoria when a We Are Change member tried to mail some coins to a friend.              

Obama Administration Doubles Down for Indefinite Detention Authority

  (Common Dreams)   DOJ threatens appeal after judge issues injunction, calls provision ‘unconstitutional’. Federal prosecutors from Obama’s Dept. of Justice on Friday asked a judge to lift an injunction placed on specific section of a recent law that permits the ‘indefinite military detention’ by the United States government and was signed by the President in […]

No Checks or Balances in Warrantless Wiretapping Despite Holder’s Assurances

No Checks or Balances in Warrantless Wiretapping Despite Holder’s Assurances (via EFF) Attorney General Eric Holder gave a much publicized speech at Northwestern law school on Monday, in which he attempted to explain the Obama administration’s constitutional authority for killing U.S. citizens abroad without judicial oversight. Holder in part claimed that there is a difference […]

White House approves broader Yemen drone campaign

ShareThis White House approves broader Yemen drone campaign 25 Apr 2012 The United States has begun launching drone strikes against suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen under new authority approved by President Obama that allows the CIA and the military to fire even when the identity of those who could be killed is not known, U.S. […]

CIA Seeking Authority to Radically Expand Covert Drone Campaign in Yemen

Madison Ruppert | The CIA is now seeking new authority to expand their covert bombing campaign in Yemen.              

CIA seeks new authority to expand Yemen drone campaign

ShareThis CIA seeks new authority to expand Yemen drone campaign –‘How discriminating can they be?’ asked a senior U.S. official familiar with the proposal. 18 Apr 2012 The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of […]

FBI Fears Growing Constitutionalist Mentality Across US

Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday. These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens,” believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference. The extremists may refuse to pay […]