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What's The Worst That Could Happen: Obamacare Data Hub Will Centralize Your Financial, Health Care Information

What's The Worst That Could Happen: Obamacare Data Hub Will Centralize Your Financial, Health Care Information

With the NSA scandal in the headlines, Americans are becoming a little more sensitive about what data the government collects on us. But it’s not just the NSA that’s collecting our emails, and documenting our phone calls. Thanks to Obamacare, the federal government will soon have a massive central database containing our financial and health

Hoeven Immigration Plan Myth Vs. Fact

I haven’t been paying nearly as much attention as I should to the national debate over immigration reform which North Dakota’s Senator John Hoeven has been a major part of. I’m of two minds on immigration reform. On one hand, much like the “war on drugs,” I think the “war on illegal immigration” is something

Major Minnesota Wind Project On The Verge Of Collapse

A major Minnesota wind project which initially saw investment from billionaire T. Boone Pickens before being sold to New Era is on the ropes. “New Era has no confidence that due process for this project will ever end, nor that an ABPP (Avian and Bat Protection Plan) will ever be approved, however comprehensively and carefully

President Obama Is Asking For Trust In A Government That Hasn't Earned It

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about government, it’s that the power it has tends to get abused. We can talk about recent scandals (the IRS targeting conservatives) or old ones (the IRS targeting Nixon’s enemies, the spying on the civil rights movement, etc., etc.), but we know it happens. So it’s cold comfort when

Are Conservatives About To Do A Hypocritical Turn-About In Trust In Government?

The NSA domestic spying programs don’t violate the privacy of American citizens, says the Obama administration. And you know who agrees? Dick Cheney, the bête noire of the American left for more than a decade now. “What information [was collected]?” asked Cheney on Fox News Sunday. “And the answer is phone numbers and who contacted

Some Things Are Scarier Than Terrorism

The news that the NSA is monitoring pretty much every phone call in America, and accessing our electronic communications as well, is scary stuff. There may be no more certain evidence of how disconcerting the American public is finding these revelations than the fact that George Orwell’s classic novel about a future, dystopian surveillance state

Obama Ambassador To Belgium Investigated For Soliciting Sex From Prostitutes, Children

A major Obama campaign contributor, who no doubt got his gig as Ambassador to Belgium because of the campaign cash (that’s how it usually works), was being investigated for ditching is security detail to solicit sex from hookers and, allegedly, children. But the investigation was called off: “The agent began his investigation and had determined

More Than 500,000 Private Contractors Have Access To Top Secret Information

How was a twenty-something employee of a federal contractor able to access the sensitive, top-secret information about the NSA’s surveillance programs? By being one of some 500,000 private contractors, and 900,000 federal employees, who have top secret security clearance according to the Washington Post: The tone of the Post article seems to point fingers at

NSA Whistleblower: I Could Have Read President Obama's Emails

“The most confounding thing in writing about the NSA/PRISM/Snowden clusterfark is that, if you don’t work in national security, there’s no yardstick to measure which claims are plausible and which are insane,” writes Allah. “That in itself is a brutal indictment of the surveillance state, of course: The government’s powers are so vast and so

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