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2014-10-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Constitution + Law enforcement + LE
TFB

Too. Fucking. Bad. Apple has recently presented its latest Mac OS X operating system for desktop and laptop computers, encouraging its customers to use FileVault disk encryption technology to keep their data secure. The tool would also prevent NSA or FBI from having access to phones and computers. Google said it wanted to follow suit […]

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I highly doubt that the science verifying the efficacy of using e-cigarettes as a far more healthy form of ingesting nicotine than traditional cigarettes, and a legitimate means to quit smoking analogs will have any bearing whatsoever on the FDA, which has vowed to hang its looming regulation of the industry on the frame of […]

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How government kills a nascent industry and ensures that small, independent competitors have a massive barrier to entry in to the market: The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While […]

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2014-03-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Education + Firearms
Beyond Parody

Zero tolerance policies and the nomenclature used to enforce them belong in The Onion: Ten-year-old Nathan Entingh doesn’t understand why he got suspended from school for three days. According to his father, Paul Entingh, one moment the boy was “goofing off” with his friends in fifth-grade science class, and the next the teacher was taking […]

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“Dear beautiful America, please, stop moving Forward.” I now live in Northern California, in the heart of the Bay Area, thousands of miles away from my homeland. And yet the poison of Soviet propaganda seeps through college dorms just as it did in Soviet classrooms. Stop a random youth on the street and you’ll find […]

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2013-03-04 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Education + Firearms
Reason 1,254,996

Schools suspending students for “being involved with an incident” including a firearm. When said student was “guilty” of wrestling away a gun from a student who had it pointed at the head of another. The Blaze: A Florida high school student wrestled a loaded gun away from another teen on the bus ride home this […]

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2013-03-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Education
Reason 1,254,995

Schools criminalizing behaving like a child. It used to be that getting in a schoolyard fight meant a trip to the principal’s office—detention, maybe. But in Florida, more than any other state, that schoolyard fight can lead to the student’s arrest and even felony charges. Last year 12,000 students were arrested 13,870 times in Florida […]

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2011-06-08 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery
SWAT Nonsense

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It’s not just for loony conspiracy theorists anymore. President Obama’s decision to withhold the visual evidence of Osama bin Laden’s death has created a fundamental disagreement between the White House and one of the largest journalism organizations in the world. “This information is important for the historical record,” said Michael Oreskes, senior managing editor at […]

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The left would be hurling Molotov cocktails nationwide if it had been the Shrub who had ordered attempted an assassination of an American citizen without due process. There would be cries that he’s a war criminal, and that impeachment is necessary in order to protect America. That the president feels he has the authority to […]

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2011-04-24 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE
Priorities

So important, ICE agents didn’t even have time to investigate before SWAT teaming a guy with an unprotected wireless network. Yahoo News: People who keep an open wireless router won’t necessarily know when someone else is piggybacking on the signal, which usually reaches 300-400 feet, though a slower connection may be a clue. For the […]

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thenewspaper.com: ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed an official request for records on the program, including logs of how the devices were used. The state police responded by saying they would provide the information only in return for a payment of $544,680. The ACLU […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Firearms + Law enforcement + LE
Puppycide

Puppycide. Sherronda Aycox was devastated over the loss of her 8-month old blue pit bull Capone, and for what she and her neighbors believe was dangerous and irresponsible behavior by Camden Police. Residents say officers responded to a fight between teenagers around 9:00pm Friday night. Aycox says Capone darted out of the partially opened door […]

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2011-04-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Government
Republicans Suck

This is why Republicans suck and end up chasing voters away. Instead of worrying about my jerk flicks, why the fuck don’t you worry about making government smaller?1 _______________ 1. You know, instead of worrying about how the government can stick its nose in business that isn’t fucking yours.

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The Globe and Mail: No, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke. A six-year-old boy in Virginia has been suspended from school for … crying. Earlier this month, Gary and Heather Clark were notified by officials at Tallwood Elementary School in Virginia Beach that their son Bronson had been suspended from school for allegedly […]

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According to the government, if you show visibly that you hold the TSA and their procedures in contempt, it’s likely because you’re a terrorist. Or something. CNN: Don’t like the way airport screeners are doing their job? You might not want to complain too much while standing in line. Arrogant complaining about airport security is […]

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Universities: the vanguard of free speech and expression. Reason: After everyone from the Chicago Tribune to the Daily Mail in Britain picked up this story, the dancers were made to apologize for “any offence we may have caused.” Then the university itself issued an apologetic statement in which it said the costumes were indeed “inappropriate” […]

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2011-04-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE
Mother v Tank

PrisonPlanet: Maryanne’s attorney, Allison Folmar, claims her client never shot at police in a report in the Voice of Detroit, which reports that the police sent the “Detroit Special Response Team (SRT) officers who descended on the home with a tank and assault weapons. Video footage shows individual officers staking out the house, taking cover […]

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2011-04-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism
Food Nazis Part 2

From Yahoo concerning a Chicago school’s authoritarian policy of banning lunches brought from home: Change in Chicago’s school cafeterias feeds into a larger effort to combat the country’s childhood obesity epidemic. About a third of America’s kids are overweight or obese, and since children consume at least 30 percent of their calories while in school, […]

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Goddammit. That woman TSA fucktard would have been attacked with extreme prejudice were it my daughter. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3sH1GaO_nw&feature=player_embedded

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