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Congressman Ron Paul: Crotch Groped by TSA, Calls for Boycott of Airlines

November 24, 2010

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Congressman Ron Paul expressed his outrage and disgust with the TSA and its unconstitutional naked body scanners and genital groping under the transparent pretense of protecting the American people from terrorists in distant caves. “If we tolerate this,” Paul said, “there’s something wrong with us.” He added that the American people deserve to be humiliated […]

It’s Official the FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December

November 23, 2010

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appears to be preparing to dramatically increase the FCC’s regulatory role over the Internet. He is doing so without the necessary Congressional authority – which he himself acknowledges he doesn’t have. And he is doing so by torturing and twisting the regulatory language he is drafting – so as to keep […]

Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee

November 19, 2010

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Who says Congress never gets anything done?On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The […]

Another Massive Energy Tax Looms on the Horizon

October 13, 2010

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After getting their hopes dashed on cap and trade legislation, many legislators are still determined to impose an energy tax on Americans.Senator Bingaman (D-NM), along with 32 cosponsors, has introduced legislation that would create a 15-percent renewable energy standard. The RES comprises two distinct requirements. First, electric utilities would be mandated to generate at least […]

China buying 600,000 acres of Texas Oil reserves in landmark deal

October 12, 2010

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State-owned Chinese energy giant CNOOC is buying a multibillion-dollar stake in 600,000 acres of South Texas oil and gas fields, potentially testing the political waters for further expansion into U.S. energy reserves. With the announcement Monday that it would pay up to $2.2 billion for a one-third stake in Chesapeake Energy assets, CNOOC lays claim […]

So, are you ready to comply with the federal government’s ban on incandescent light bulbs? Me neither.

September 28, 2010

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So, are you ready to comply with the federal government’s ban on incandescent light bulbs? Me neither. Starting in January 2012, a little over a year from now, the phase-out begins. Simple, inexpensive lighting will become a time-capsule item. Compact-fluorescent lights, or CFLs — the bulbs that look like a twisted ice-cream cone (and won’t […]

Obama administration seeking sweeping regulations for Internet privacy

September 27, 2010

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Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations of the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters […]