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'Ghost Gunner' Allows Home Milling Lower Receivers for Rifles

Wilson launched the project in response to de Leon’s bill, to “the rhetoric developed out of California of detectability as the norm, of the observability of everything to the modern state.

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Free Range Kids: Oprah Show and 24hr News Cycle

As I pondered this, and thought about 24 hour news, and other logical explanations, one thing kept popping up in my head:   The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Crime And Criminals

Extrajudicial Taxes: Philly Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes


In order to seize cash, police typically pulled drivers over for minor traffic infractions. During the stop, police would look for “indicators” of suspicious, criminal activity.

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Good Grief

No wonder he relies on the 'newspapers'

A new Government Accountability Institute GAI report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

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Good Grief

The Government Hates Competition (Security edition)

The indictment alleges that StealthGenie’s capabilities included the following: it recorded all incoming/outgoing voice calls; it intercepted calls on the phone to be monitored while they take place; it allowed the purchaser to call the phone and activate it at any time to monitor all surrounding conversations within a 15-foot radius; and it allowed the purchaser to monitor the user’s incoming and outgoing e-mail messages and SMS messages, incoming voice-mail messages, address book, calendar, photographs, and videos.

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Governor Moonbeam: Lover of The Security State

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance.

AB1327 by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo would have required government agencies to get warrants before conducting surveillance with drones and would have required that they publicly announce their intent to buy and use them.It was passed by the Legislature in the last days of its session last month.Brown said in a statement that the bill appears to be too narrow and could go beyond what the state and federal constitutions would prohibit.

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