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thefreethoughtproject.com

July 13, 2014

Independent journalist Matthew Grunert was gathering footage for a film he was making.

He was photographing the NYS Police Academy - a campus of three publicly accessible buildings located next to the SUNY campus. Grunert was approached first by a female trooper who refused to identify herself. Later, Investigator Thompson (5257), Major Timothy Monroe (3423), and Trooper Smith (5286) detained Grunert despite him having committed no crime. He identifies himself to officers, explains why he was there, yet was still detained.

7online.com

July 11, 2014

Dinosaurs may have gone extinct, but Internet stupidity hasn't.

The dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park" certainly looked real, but many Facebook users are mistaking the movie for real life. Facebook user Jay Branscomb uploaded a picture of Steven Spielberg sitting next to a Triceratops used in "Jurassic Park." Along with the photo, Branscomb posted the caption "Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man." And then the post exploded.

reason.com

July 11, 2014

College campuses often seem culturally biased against non-liberals. But in some cases, political bias so deeply and obviously pervades official campus policy that no one can even defend it when challenged.

On that front, the Young Americans for Liberty declared victory in their legal battle with the University of Michigan after administrators agreed to pay out $14,000 and revise discriminatory funding policies. Last year, YAL asked the university for $1,000 to bring anti-affirmative action activist Jennifer Gratz to speak on campus. UM collects mandatory fees from all students and uses them to subsidize events hosted by recognized student groups. But the university has a stated policy of declining to fund events deemed "political." Though the Gratz event was merely a lecture on the history of the affirmative action issue-and was open to all students-UM considered it a political event and did not provide funds.

fight4future.tumblr.com

July 7, 2014

Over the weekend a detailed report in the Washington Post caught the U.S. government in more lies about the scope of it's dragnet surveillance programs.

The Post showed that the NSA intercepted communications from ordinary people 9 times more often than from "targets" suspected of any wrongdoing. People are outraged. And we should be. Any politician that plans to keep their job should be doing everything they can to put an end to these illegal and unethical surveillance practices. Infuriatingly, *tomorrow* the Senate Intelligence Committee is rushing to advance "CISA," a bill that would give the NSA more access to our data than ever before, and give companies like Facebook and Google legal immunity for violating our privacy.

policestateusa.com

July 6, 2014

"The fact that the government can and is eavesdropping on patrons in libraries has a chilling effect."

Using the broad powers granted under the USA PATRIOT Act, the FBI demanded that 4 librarians produce private information about library patrons' reading habits, then used an endless gag order to force them to remain silent about the request for the rest of their lives under penalty of prison time. In July 2005, two FBI agents came to the office of the Library Connection, located in Windsor, Connecticut. The Library Connection is a nonprofit co-op of library databases that arranges record-sharing between 27 different libraries. It facilitates book rental tracking and other services.

RT

July 1, 2014

Previously undisclosed files leaked to the media by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden now show that the United States National Security Agency has been authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries.

The Washington Post published on Monday official documents provided by Mr. Snowden that shows new proof concerning the extent of the NSA's vast surveillance apparatus. One of the documents-a file marked "top secret" from 2010 and approved by the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court-shows that the NSA has been authorized to conduct surveillance on 193 foreign government, as well as various factions and organizations around the world, including the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency. "Virtually no foreign government is off-limits for the National Security Agency, which has been authorized to intercept information from individuals 'concerning' all but four countries on Earth, according to top-secret documents," journalists Ellen Nakashima and Barton Gellman wrote for the Post.

thefreethoughtproject.com

June 22, 2014

A 9-year-old boy in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas recently tried to do something good for his community, and the government shut him down.

Some time ago, young Spencer Collins opened up a free library in his front yard, for anyone in his neighborhood to use, and it was actually fairly popular. The "library" was really nothing more than a book case, but is was a great idea. The bookcase allowed people to leave a book and take a book, so neighbors could share books with one another for free. Unfortunately, some nosy neighbors didn't seem to like what Spencer was doing with his own family's property and they actually reported his library to the local government. The government responded by ordering the family to shut down their son's library, or face financial penalties.

thefederalistpapers.org

June 18, 2014

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it Satan's handiwork. A California mom says she's broken down in tears. What could be so horrible? Grade school common-core math.

themattwalshblog.com

June 17, 2014

I've come across this bizarre claim countless times, and I've been meaning to respond to it for a while now. Fortunately, this email from Tim afforded me that opportunity...

capitalisminstitute.org

June 12, 2014

Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued thinly veiled threats against Oklahoma and other states that are pulling out of the Common Core standards.

The federally-backed educational standards known as Common Core are a bad idea, as evidenced by the overly confusing method of solving math problems and the overtly progressive socialist liberal bias in the history and social studies curriculum. Common Core is making kids cry, making parents angry, and frustrating some teachers so much they are quitting their chosen profession rather than continue to perpetuate the "standard of mediocrity".

      

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