The Department of Justice is pushing for Congress to pass legislation that would make streaming unauthorized content on the Internet a felony and no longer a misdemeanor. The DOJ claims that the current penalties for illegal streaming do not act as sufficient deterrence to the growing community that streams unlawful Internet content.
Part of Judge Napolitano's What If... Series essays
Andrew Napolitano: WHAT If...? What if our democracy is a fraud?
Andrew Napolitano | July 23, 2014
What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn’t make a difference? What if no matter how you voted, the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person-one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance?
What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people’s understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and, instead, turns political campaigns into beauty contests?
by William Vaughns | July 25, 2014
Residents of Boston do not need shotguns or rifles, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.
Boston's top cop made that statement Wednesday on Boston Public Radio in response to Massachusetts state senator Stan Rosenberg's position that there are already "sufficient controls" on long guns at the federal level, giving no need for new state laws that grant police additional powers to deny ownership to citizens.
According to WGBH, Evans responded:
(Still, Brian Malte, senior national policy director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said his group applauds Colorado for passing the law.)
"The bottom line," he said, "is even if one, or five, or 10, or 10,000 or 20,000 people are being blocked, that's less dangerous people walking around with guns."
Security and safety are priceless. What's 3 million dollars and your liberty?
What many of us here on the Daily Paul have been discussing for awhile goes mainstream.
Most scoff at a competitor to the US dollar- that is based less on analysis than an inbred mentality regarding the strength of the dollar.
Los Angeles, CA—A scientist was terminated from his job at a California State University after discovering soft tissue on a triceratops fossil, and then publishing his findings. Pacific Justice Institute filed suit, yesterday, with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, against the board of trustees of CSU, Northridge, citing discrimination for perceived religious views.
Fury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and justly so. But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane—Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July 3, 1988, not by some scruffy rebel on contested soil but by a U.S. Navy captain in command of an Aegis-class cruiser called the Vincennes.
Paul says he'd make sure Israel’s defense was well-supplied and funded.
By Sarah Smith | 7/23/14 | Politico
Potential GOP presidential contender Rand Paul said Wednesday that no one should question Israel’s actions in a time of war.
“I wouldn’t question what they need to do to defend themselves,” the Kentucky Republican told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on “The Blaze.” “These are difficult decisions people make in war when someone attacks you. It’s not our job to second guess.”
Beck played into the buzz around a potential Paul bid for the White House in 2016. He laid out the situation in Israel and his grievances with the Obama administration’s handling of it, then asked, “What would President Paul do?”
@SenRandPaul is quickly losing my support: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/rand-paul-israel-midea... … Israel _and_ Ukraine? Too much even for me, I regret to say.
by Matt Ferner
07/24/2014 2:46 pm EDT
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution.
The peaceful hues of 1960s Afghanistan paint a far different picture of the country embroiled with corruption and struggle. In 1967, Arizona State University professor Dr. Bill Podlich and his family swapped the stark, sultry summers of Tempe, Arizona for the environs of Kabul, Afghanistan. After serving in World War II, Podlich wanted to partake in a cause for peace and for that reason, he teamed up with UNESCO to work for two years at the Higher Teachers College of Kabul, Afghanistan. With him were his children, Jan and Peg, along with his wife Margaret.
Rand Paul introduces FAIR Act to protect from asset forfeiture w/o due process and remove profit incentive for law enforcementSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:53
Sen. Paul Introduces the FAIR Act
Jul 24, 2014
Microsoft backs down, will fix Internet Explorer vulnerability—even on Windows XP\
Microsoft’s support for Windows XP is over. It really is. But because of the company’s sense of responsibility, it will fix and Internet Explorer vulnerability that affects XP—just this once.
By Christopher Ingraham | July 23, 2014
The Washington Post
On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans' opinions on the "Star Wars" universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. As Walt Hickey notes, the Gungan from Naboo posted lower favorability numbers than Emperor Palpatine, "the actual personification of evil in the galaxy."
On the other hand, with a net favorability of -8, Jar Jar is considerably more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently enjoys a net favorability rating of -65. In fact, the last time congressional net favorability was above that was February 2005. Incidentally this was just before the release date of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," which marked Jar Jar's last appearance on the big screen.