The New Hampshire Liberty Forum closed Sunday morning but the fun didn’t end until later in the afternoon. Over 350 liberty lovers converged on Concord to learn more about New Hampshire, the Free State Project, and activism already underway to begin to restore freedom in at least one state. The highlights of the weekend easily
Police these days are seeing bombs everywhere, even though there really aren’t any actual bombs. It’s clear that they need help. The January 31 scare in which Boston and Massachusetts government officials terrorized the city by treating harmless light boards, being used in an advertising campaign for a cartoon show, as bombs, is unfortunately not
Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States, has endorsed Republican Congressman Ron Paul (Texas) for President.
People don’t trust the federal government to protect their privacy, according to a recent survey. As if anyone is actually surprised by the results. The Ponemon Institute’s annual survey of privacy trust of federal government agencies showed that the Department of Homeland Security, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency are the federal government’s least
Police departments across the country are feeling the need to upgrade their forces’ weaponry with military grade firearms. The International Association of Chiefs of Police cites an increasing number of “assault weapons” on the street, particularly since the 2004 expiration of a ban on civilian possession of certain semi-automatic weapons deemed to be “assault weapons”.
Your most private personal information is not truly safe anywhere except in your own head. Several examples this week show that it’s certainly not safe with the government. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., lost a box of backup tapes containing personal information on more than 135,000 patients and university employees. Officials there think a
The Transportation Security Administration wants to hire 1,300 people, and divert 700 more from actual airport screening duties, to look for fake IDs. Pitching the idea before Congress on Tuesday, TSA head Kip Hawley asked for $60 million in new funding for fiscal 2008, to pay these screeners to do nothing but check identification against
The chronically understaffed Federal Emergency Management Agency is going all-out to try to fill vacant positions and reach its long-sought goal of being at 90% staffing level. The plans include a job fair to be held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where the agency will try something never before done: “on the spot interviews and
“We’re being warned on television about people going through your identity documents and so forth,” Bevan Bullock, a British pensioner, told the BBC. “The government are now giving them out willy-nilly.” Not only that, they’re losing and having stolen your information too. And thanks to the miracle of modern technology, they’re doing it faster than
Ever had a job where you had to sit at your desk for hours, waiting on the clock, even when there was absolutely no work to be done? That, it seems, is what the Democrats have done to Congress. One Representative was heard to quip, “We’re cramming two days of work into five days.” But