Groped by the TSA? #MeToo And FINALLY We Can Sue

Groped by the TSA? #MeToo And FINALLY We Can Sue By Dagny Taggart Last Friday, a US federal appeals court sided with the people – finally. The court ruled that travelers can sue the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers for “abusive conduct.” This is great news for those of us who are absolutely fed up with the rampant invasive and humiliating screenings at the hands of TSA agents. You know what? Let us call those “screenings” what they often are: Sexual assaults, under the guise of “security.” Anyway, back to…

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5 Theories About the “Death” of Jeffrey Epstein

5 Theories About the “Death” of Jeffrey Epstein By Daisy Luther and Dagny Taggart Nobody was really surprised when it was reported last weekend that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell of an apparent “suicide.” And also, nobody really believed the official story. I find it heartening to know that the American people no longer swallow the stories without question. The results of our informal poll over the weekend show that hardly any of our readers believe that an egomaniacal narcissist like Epstein would have voluntarily killed…

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The Grass Gestapo Is Out of Control: 30K in Fines and Potential Foreclosure for a Too-Long Lawn

The Grass Gestapo Is Out of Control: 30K in Fines and Potential Foreclosure for a Too-Long Lawn By Dagny Taggart A few weeks ago, I noticed a woman standing in my neighbor’s yard doing something I thought was pretty damn strange: she was measuring blades of grass with a tape measure. Then I noticed the city truck parked on the street. Turns out, the woman was with codes compliance or whatever they call it…apparently, her job is to drive around looking for reasons to harass and extort people for things…

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Americans Don’t Trust the Govt, the Media, or Each Other: Fading Trust is “Sign of Cultural Sickness and National Decline”

Americans Don’t Trust the Govt, the Media, or Each Other: Fading Trust is “Sign of Cultural Sickness and National Decline” By Dagny Taggart Americans are losing trust in each other, in the government, and in the media, according to a concerning new survey. Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that conducts public opinion polls and social science research and informs the public about issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world. The organization recently published a new report called Trust and Distrust in America, which reveals that Americans think…

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Everyone’s Got a “Surveillance Score” and It Can Cost You BIG Money

Everyone’s Got a “Surveillance Score” and It Can Cost You BIG Money By Dagny Taggart In these Orwellian times, when it is revealed that yet another government agency is spying on us in yet another way, most of us aren’t one bit surprised. Being surveilled nearly everywhere we go (and even in our own homes) has become the norm, unfortunately. Yesterday, it was revealed that the NSA improperly collected Americans’ call and text logs in November 2017 and in February and October 2018 – just months after the agency claimed…

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The Unholy Alliance Between DNA Sites and Facial Recognition

The Unholy Alliance Between DNA Sites and Facial Recognition By Dagny Taggart Technology that was once only seen in dystopian science fiction is rapidly infecting real life. Two means of collecting personal data – DNA databases and facial recognition software – are forming an unholy alliance, and the privacy implications could be devastating. Privacy concerns surrounding DNA and facial recognition aren’t anything new. As the popularity of DNA genealogy websites like Ancestry DNA and 23andMe increase, so do questions over who has access to that data and how it will…

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DARPA Wants to Create Mind-Controlled Weapons of War

DARPA Wants to Create Mind-Controlled Weapons of War By Dagny Taggart Last year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it was seeking noninvasive ways “to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery.” The techniques would “allow precise, high-quality connections to specific neurons or groups of neurons.” The agency wants to create mind-controlled weapons of war, as it (vaguely) explained in two recent press releases. To achieve this goal, DARPA recently formed a program called Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3). DARPA wants soldiers to be able to control…

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Recently, an Unprecedented “Malicious Cyber Event” Disrupted Grid Operations in the US

Recently, an Unprecedented “Malicious Cyber Event” Disrupted Grid Operations in the US By Dagny Taggart A “cyber event” interrupted grid operations in parts of the western United States in early March, but the hack was just disclosed to the public a few days ago. The attack marked a somber milestone for the US power sector: the unnamed utility company is the first to report a malicious event that disrupted grid operations. “According to a cryptic report posted by the Department of Energy, the March 5 incident lasted from 9 a.m.…

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Unconstitutional Searches of Electronic Devices at American Airports Have Quadrupled

Unconstitutional Searches of Electronic Devices at American Airports Have Quadrupled By Dagny Taggart “Go to any airport in this country and you’ll see how well our government is dealing with the terrible danger you’re in. TSA staffers are wanding 90-year-old ladies in wheelchairs, and burrowing through their suitcases. Toddlers are on the no-fly list. Lipsticks are confiscated. And it’s all done with the highest seriousness. It’s a show of protection and it stirs the fear pot, giving us over and over an image of being in grave personal peril, needing…

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Gun Control Advocates Want Banks to Refuse Service to Gun Companies

Gun Control Advocates Want Banks to Refuse Service to Gun Companies By Dagny Taggart Anti-gun activists and politicians are doing everything they can to effectively disarm the public. Already this year, extreme and unconstitutional gun control measures have been proposed at the state and federal levels. There has been a lot of pushback, thankfully: a growing number of counties (and even some states) have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and are refusing to enforce gun-control laws that infringe on the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Sheriffs in Washington, Colorado,…

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