Burning the Beekeeper: The Benjamin David Gilmore Story is a short documentary film by independent investigative journalists Stacy Lynne and Law Johnston of Colorado. It explores what some folks feel demonstrates the inadequate, incompetent investigation and retaliatory sentencing of Fort Collins beekeeper and former Occupy Fort Collins activist, Ben Gilmore, 31.
“The Freedom Summit conference offers a highly distinguished assortment of the best, brightest, and most entertaining people in the freedom movement today! It is a stimulating periodic update on the current status of freedom in our world from several varied perspectives.
“Rather than seek to present either an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, the Freedom Summit strives to present an honest and very straightforward assessment of the current status of our freedom. And the 2014 Freedom Summit has been crafted to provide a glimpse of the future and how best to position yourself and your loved ones as we transition away from authoritarianism to a voluntarist society….”
“You cannot imagine how angry people are (about the strike). They turned a wedding into a funeral,” Al-Sane, who lives near the town of Radda, where the drone strike took place, told NBC News.”
“There was clearly a wedding party,” said Shiban. He said it’s possible US officials “may have been fed the wrong intel. They saw a group of people waiting in trucks for a convoy and they assumed they were militants, so the made the decision to strike….
“The US has conducted a confirmed 59 to 69 clandestine drone strikes in Yemen in the last several years, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Of those definite attacks, between 287 and 423 people have died. Many more strikes and deaths, both of suspected militants and of civilians, are believed to have occurred but cannot be verified as such data is not provided by the US government…”
“How can the average American commit three arguable felonies in the course of a given day? Consider these hypothetical examples—along with their real-life parallels—in which vague and broad federal laws have made honest citizens into federal felons.” This post is inspired by Harvey A. Silverglate, author of the book, Three Felonies a Day.
“In Illinois for example, teenagers will no longer get to use tanning beds without a doctor’s note. If you live in Delaware, visit the shark fin buffet while you can, a new law will make it illegal to own, sale, or distribute the controversial delicacy. And in California, new laws take effect that will let students take part in school sports, or use bathrooms based on their gender identity, regardless of the gender noted in their birth certificates.
“Legendary attorney, Harvard law professor, and author of ‘Taking the Stand’ Alan Dershowitz joins ‘The Lead’ to discuss some of the other fascinating – and controversial – new laws of 2014.”
“Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year. Under a wide-ranging gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, they have until Tuesday to submit the paperwork with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.”
App for Android, iOS, and Google Glass called NameTag will help the Feds imprison the innocent….
Don’t get me wrong. I am a BIG fan of Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsberg and all other whistleblowers who have undermined the legitimacy of the state apparatus. I go further; no one is a greater supporter of these heroic men than me. So when I say there is no right to privacy, this should not be interpreted as in any way a criticism of them.
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Rather I am attempting to call into account numerous libertarians, all of whom should know better, when they write in support of these magnificent men and say things like: “The liberty of which I write is the right to privacy: the right to be left alone. The Framers jealously and zealously guarded this right by imposing upon government agents intentionally onerous burdens before letting them invade it.”