The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
(U.S. Const. amend. IV)
Until the past few years with the rise of NSA spying and TSA pat downs, the Fourth Amendment has not been talked about as much as the Second or First. That does not make it any less important, as a matter of fact eliminating Fourth Amendment Rights, pretty much eliminates First & Second Amendment rights along with them.
Recently, Democrats in both New York and California have introduced bills that would outright ban the sale of mobile devices with encryption technology. The similar bills introduced in California by State Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and in New York by Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-Staten Island), if passed, would require all smartphones that are sold to be “capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.”
Cooper’s reasoning puts a novel spin on the same, tired “The police can’t do their jobs unless tech companies do it for them” argument. This time, he used human trafficking as the boogeyman that needs defeating and which can only be accomplished if the government has unfettered, disk-level access to its citizens’ cell phones.
“If you’re a bad guy [we] can get a search record for your bank, for your house, you can get a search warrant for just about anything,” Cooper told ArsTechnica. “For the industry to say it’s privacy, it really doesn’t hold any water. We’re going after human traffickers and people who are doing bad and evil things. Human trafficking trumps privacy, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.” Apparently human trafficking also trumps the 4th Amendment as well. Read more…
Forcing everyone into using un-encrypted mobile devices and opening up not just the government sector thieves but private sector thieves as well to be able to access your private information is much worse. People use their smart phones today for banking, medical information and a whole host of other legal activities that require privacy.
While I agree that human trafficking is a disgusting and vile criminal activity that has to be stopped, it is not more important than the fundamental right to privacy. If a warrant can be obtained for all those other things it can be obtained to search a smart phone as well.
I guess that would sure make for an interesting night at the fire house.
Via The UK Telegraph:
A middle-aged woman in Italy was forced to ask the fire brigade for help after she lost the keys to her chastity belt.
The woman, who has not been named under Italian privacy law, turned up at a fire station on Wednesday morning in Padua, in Italy’s Veneto region, and said she needed help with a lock she could not open.
Firefighters, believing she had locked herself out of her house, began asking for details about where she lived.
It was only then that the woman revealed the specific nature of the problem, pulling up a jumper to reveal an iron chastity belt.
“I’ve lost the keys to a lock and I can no longer open it,” she told a group of stunned firefighters at the fire station in San Fidenzio. Read More…
At first the firefighters were concerned that the woman may have been a victim of sexual abuse. That turned out not to be the case as she confessed to having had worn the belt voluntarily to prevent herself from riding the bologna pony.
I remember back during Barack Obama’s first term, cringing in disgust when video of grade-school children being taught a song praising the President made the rounds. It was very reminiscent of the Hitler Youth and fit in pretty well amongst the cult of personality that was built up around Obama.
It couldn’t happen on our side I thought.
Enter the USA Freedom Kids, who performed at a campaign rally for Donald Trump this past Wednesday in Pensacola, Florida.
The brainwashed girl group is the brainchild of 53-year-old Florida ‘businessman,’ and one time 80’s Hollywood stuntman, Jeff Popick.
I don’t know what’s worse the three poor girls brainwashed and forced to perform, the Trump talking point lyrics of the song, or the fucking idiots in attendance smiling and clapping at the creepy performance.
I want to try write my next statement to make sure that there is zero chance that my thoughts on this get misinterpreted.
If you support the Donald Trump campaign and further more if you enjoy and support the this vile and disgusting propaganda in support of his campaign, not only are you a complete fucking moron — but that piece inside of you that makes you a decent human being, is probably missing.
Furthermore, to call this act “the USA Freedom Kids,” is a fucking joke. The Donald is just about as far from advancing the cause of Freedom as you can get, except of course maybe Bernie Sanders, but at this point I’m not even sure anymore.
“To me, freedom is everything,” Popick said in a telephone interview with The Washington Post. “That’s what this group is about. That’s what I’m about. Freedom for everybody. That’s the inspiration.”
For the past seven years now, the so-called philosophical “right,” have argued that President Barack Obama does not care about the law. Dear Leader, is what I and many others who are opposed to his actions have called him. An authoritarian, a dictator and emperor is what we have called him.
Now, many of those same people are gravitating like flies on shit to Donald Trump who is all of those same things we’ve hated Barack Obama for, albeit wrapped in the American Flag.
My initial thought during the early stages of Donald Trumps latest flirtation with the Oval Office was to laugh and call him a circus clown. However, the more and more his popularity grows, as a lover of liberty, I am downright terrified for what the future may bring with a Donald Trump Presidency.
We should not laugh, we should not joke, because the truth is Donald Trump is a bigger threat to liberty and the American way of life then Barack Obama ever was.
As the great Jeffrey Tucker wrote this past July after witnessing a Trump speech:
It’s not too interesting to say that Donald Trump is a nationalist and aspiring despot who is manipulating bourgeois resentment, nativism, and ignorance to feed his power lust. It’s uninteresting because it is obviously true. It’s so true that stating it sounds more like an observation than a criticism.
I just heard Trump speak live. It was an awesome experience, like an interwar séance of once-powerful dictators who inspired multitudes, drove countries into the ground, and died grim deaths.
His speech at FreedomFest lasted a full hour, and I consider myself fortunate for having heard it. It was a magnificent exposure to an ideology that is very much present in American life, though hardly acknowledged. It lives mostly hidden in dark corners, and we don’t even have a name for it. You bump into it at neighborhood barbecues, at Thanksgiving dinner when Uncle Harry has the floor, at the hardware store when two old friends in line to checkout mutter about the state of the country.
The ideology is a 21st century version of right fascism — one of the most politically successful ideological strains of 20th century politics. Though hardly anyone talks about it today, we really should. It is still real. It exists. It is distinct. It is not going away. Trump has tapped into it, absorbing unto his own political ambitions every conceivable bourgeois resentment: race, class, sex, religion, economic. You would have to be hopelessly ignorant of modern history not to see the outlines and where they end up.
For now, Trump seems more like comedy than reality. I want to laugh about what he said, like reading a comic-book version of Franco, Mussolini, or Hitler. And truly I did laugh, as when he denounced the existence of tech support in India that serves American companies (“how can it be cheaper to call people there than here?” — as if he still thinks that long-distance charges apply).
Let’s hope this laughter doesn’t turn to tears. Read More…
Associating Donald Trump with “Freedom,” is like associating Miley Cyrus with modesty. True conservatives have worked tirelessly for decades to dispel the lies propagated by liberals that those opposed to their ideals are akin to Nazi’s and fascists — when in fact it is they whose ideals resemble both Hitler & Mussolini’s versions of National Socialism the most.
Now in 2015, a large swath of fucking assholes are ready to throw that all away by supporting the totalitarian ambitions of Donald Trump.
A world where Donald Trump is the only answer to the garbage that comes from the progressive left, is too scary a thought to fathom — it is not a place that I want to live.
If you plan on committing armed robbery, it is probably not a very good idea to snap a selfie with your victim. It’s just common sense.
That lesson was not one that was given to Victor Almanza-Martinez, who was arrested last week after police tracked him down thanks to a Snapchat selfie he took with one of his victims.
Two of his accomplishes are still on the loose.
It occurred at Lovers Point Park, according to the Pacific Grove Police Department. Victor Almanza-Martinez, 18, of Castroville, and two other men allegedly approached four victims and robbed them of their belongings, including keys to a 2013 black Chrysler 200.
The suspects fled in the Chrysler, which is still missing, but not before Almanza-Martinez and one of the female victims exchanged Snapchat information and posed for a selfie together, police said. Read More…
This past Thursday morning, Leanne Hunn, 30, was just caught up in the the power of love.
As a police SWAT team surrounded her Jacksonville, Florida mobile home looking for her fugitive boyfriend, 34-year-old Ryan Patrick Bautista, Hunn told police that they were just going to have to sit outside and wait… they needed some time to make some sweet, sweet love.
Police arrived at the home after receiving a tipat about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening that Bautista, wanted for arrest for several crimes, including armed robbery, was hiding out at a mobile home in the 9700 block of Noroad.
Via First Coast News:
Police say when they arrived to the home and knocked on the front door, the porch light was immediately turned off. Officers continued to try to make contact with the people inside. About 45 minutes later, a woman came out the door and moments later, another women came outside. Police say both were taken into custody.
According to the incident report, one of the women told police she went to the home to celebrate a birthday. The report says she told police they were watching TV when police arrived and Bautista grabbed her by the arm and dragged her to the back bedroom. Bautista and Hunn told her she would not be allowed to go outside because they were scared he would be arrested for a warrant, police said.
Police say the woman then started to scream but Bautista covered her mouth with his hand and held her down. Seconds later, he let her off the ground but would not let her leave until she began to cry, the report said.
The other woman told police she was also allowed to leave after the first woman walked outside. The second woman said they were celebrating her birthday at the trailer.
Bautista and Hunn continued to refuse to exit the trailer, police said. Police spoke with Hunn over the phone and she said “she would come out but wanted to have sex with Bautista one last time” and then hung up, according to the report. But police say she did not come out. Read More…
That is of course when the SWAT team busted in, pried the couple of off eachother and took them away.
You gotta love Florida.
Don’t mess with a woman who knows how to use a weapon.
This past Friday, Karen Dolley, 43, woke up to the sound of an intruder inside her Indianapolis home. Dolley, who is trained in medieval fighting skills jumped out of bed, flicked on her lights and began punching the intruder.
Via Fox 59:
“He was trying to deflect my punches with his hands,” says Dolley.
Then, she grabbed her large Japanese combat sword.
“It is 440C stainless steel, it has an edge and it will cut,” says Dolley.
She held the blade to the intruder until police arrived.
“I just held the knife down on him like this while he was on the floor, and I was calling 911 with the other hand,” says Dolley.
When police arrived they took the intruder, Jacob Wessel, 30, of Greenwood, into custody, and they transported him to the hospital to be checked out. Police then arrested him and charged him with residential entry.
“He was so out of it, says Dolley. Read More…
A brain-dead liberal would say that she should have cowered in fear and waited for the police to arrive.
Get a little liquor in the system and even the biggest weirdo freak vegan will chow down on a juicy burger. According to a recent poll in the UK a large amount of so-called vegetarians admit to snacking on tasty animal flesh after having a few too many adult beverages.
Via The Independent UK:
Two in five of 1,789 vegetarians questioned owned up to treating themselves to a sneaky kebab after a few drinks.
And one in three said they indulged in meat every time they went out drinking.
Twenty-seven per cent of the lapsing veggies said they ate bacon, while 19 per cent opted for fried chicken and 14 per cent confessed to munching on sausages.
The survey was conducted by money-saving website Voucher Codes Pro.
George Charles, founder of the website, said: “I know a few ‘vegetarians’ who sometimes crave meat, but it seems that a few are giving into their cravings when drunk.
“I think it’s important for friends of these ‘vegetarians’ to support them when drunk and urge them not to eat meat as I’m sure they regret it the next day.” Read More…
I say bullshit, if you have a friend who doesn’t eat meat its you’re duty as a normal person to encourage them to quit their foolishness.
It’s not just British “vegetarians,” 84% of idiots go back to eating meat when they remember that steak is tasty.
Also, Obama’s and the lunatic liberals latest pet cause is not the squeeky clean choir-boy that progressive nuts make him out to be.
Via Bizpac Review:
While a student at Sam Houston Middle School, Mohamed “racked up weeks of suspensions,” while clashing with school officials and claiming he was the victim of anti-Muslim bullying by the staff and students, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“He was a weird little kid,” Ron Kubiak, his former seventh-grade history teacher told the Morning News. “I saw a lot of him in me. That thirst for knowledge … he’s one of those kids that could either be CEO of a company or head of a gang.”
Among his shenanigans, the report claims, Mohamed once created a remote control to interfere with a projector a teacher was using in class and bragged to others that he recited his First Amendment rights while in the principal’s office. Read More…
Well it looks like no Halloween fun for Charlie Brown this year, and his pal Linus will have no one to console him when the Great Pumpkin fails to show up. Charlie Brown has fallen on hard times.
A California man who as a child actor voiced the cartoon character Charlie Brown was charged on Friday with threatening a judge, a witness and the San Diego County sheriff at a court hearing meant to sentence him for other charges.
Peter Robbins, 59, had faced up to three years and two months in state prison for violating his probation after he earlier admitting charges of stalking and making threats.
Instead, he was charged with two counts of criminal threats, against the judge and a witness; one of attempted criminal threat for allegedly offering $50,000 for the murder of Sheriff Bill Gore, and one count of felony vandalism of his jail cell.
Robbins cried through the hearing, according to Deputy District Attorney Brenda Daly.
“He has shown such a spectrum of emotions that I try not to pay attention,” Daly said.
Robbins’ attorney, Jo Ellen Super, did not return calls seeking comment on the new charges.
Robbins had pleaded guilty to charges of stalking and making threats in May 2013, after harassing and threatening an ex-girlfriend and the plastic surgeon who enhanced her breasts. Read More…
I wonder if it was the little red-headed girl who got the boob job?
Who feels like the bigger idiot when this happens, the girl that got the ink or the artist that did the work?
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