Monthly Archives: October 2013

Guest Post: 10 Signs That Obamacare Is Going To Wreck The U.S. Economy

21st century spy games have spread to your laundry

Are Police Addicted To Drug Money?

I can’t tell you the number of cases I’ve had where the police have seized everything imaginable in the house and base their offer to dispose of the case upon the people forfeiting the items seized even though there is no basis for their seizure. It’s a horrible racket and a blight on the criminal justice system

JONATHAN TURLEY

220px-Sobriety_checkpoint_easthaven_ctBelow is today’s column in USA Today in which I discuss the increasing revenue acquired through car searches and seizures. Some of these stops are thinly disguised drug checkpoints where a sobriety stop quickly turns to questions about drugs and drug money. Police are using pretextual stops and DUI stops as a way to circumvent the Supreme Court decision in City of Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 U.S. 32 (2000), where the Court drew the line at drug checkpoints and ruled that such stops were unreasonable even though it ruled a few years earlier that DUI checkpoints were reasonable. The DUI ruling was denounced as an all-to-familiar ruling from the Court which abandons principle for convenient compromises. Many warned the Court that it was placing the country on a slippery slope where road blocks would be thrown up around the country in the name of fighting drunk driving while searching…

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Article: Each U.S. Troop in Afghanistan Costs $2.1 Million

Why does the cost go up?

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/each-us-troop-in-afghanistan-costs-21-million/280869/

Article: European leaders push back against NSA surveillance at the UN and Washington

It’s sad the pressure to change is coming from foreign countries and not our own citizens.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/25/5027600/germany-france-un-resolution-against-nsa-as-eu-leaders-meet-congress

The Greatest Speech

“The Greatest, Most Relevant Speech Ever” http://feedly.com/k/1a44k2s

Did Bullying Claim After 91-0 Game Do More Harm Than Good?

When parents make claims like this, I understand why children turn out the way they do

Further proof we need to leave

“Afghan Special Forces Commander Steals Weapons And Defects To The Taliban” http://feedly.com/k/16nanEp

“Coverage” but No Care

http://byulibertarian.tumblr.com/post/64705391461/coverage-but-no-care

Health Insurance Premiums Projected To Soar in 45 States Under Obamacare

http://byulibertarian.tumblr.com/post/64705559058/health-insurance-premiums-projected-to-soar-in-45