34 votes

Western Lawmakers Gather in Utah to Talk Federal Land Takeover

"It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday (4-18-14).

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil, timber and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

"It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now."

18 votes

What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN?

The bank executive explained that his employer is only a trustee for the unidentified investors (possibly foreign investors) who actually own the aircraft (N-Number N604EP). Interestingly, the Bank of Utah acts as a trustee for a slew of planes—1,169 of them to be exact, everything from Boeing 747s to small, piston-powered Cessnas. In fact, not many American banks act as a trustee for more American aircraft.

1 vote

Utah May Ban Warrantless Use of ‘Stingray’ Devices

Utah may soon become one of the first states to restrict the use of “Stingray” devices that intercept and store cellphone communications and location data.

Stingrays sweep up all wireless phone data in a targeted area by pretending to be a legitimate cell tower. The portable technology, approximately the size of a suitcase, has been used by police to locate fugitives – if police know their target’s phone number – and to collect information on protesters.

37 votes

Hot Off The Press!: Utah Legislators Move To Kill NSA Data Center

Posted by Michael Lotfi | BenSwann.com | February 12, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, February 12, 2014–Can Utah shut down the new NSA data center by turning off the water? A new bill introduced by state Rep. Marc Roberts seeks to do just that.

The legislation drafted by a transpartisan coalition organized by the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) called OffNow Coalition. The Utah Fourth Amendment Protection Act would expressly prohibit state material support, participation, and assistance to any federal agency that collects electronic date or metadata without a search warrant “that particularly desribes the person, place and thing to be searched or seized.”

Read more: http://benswann.com/breaking-utah-legislators-move-to-kill-n...

0 votes

Utah Residents get to pay for your Tyranny!

Spy center could be exempt from utility tax under new bill

SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah's largest energy users might not have to pay a utility tax.

Utah lawmakers are considering exempting the National Security Agency's Utah Data Center from the tax that would bring $6 million a year to the state.

Rep. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton, said the state agreed to not impose the tax as a condition of the NSA constructing the 1.6 million-square-foot facility in Bluffdale.

"We need to adhere to the commitment that we made," Stevenson said Tuesday on the Senate floor.

1 vote

Woman Sued for $130 Million After Adopting Away A Child Without The Father’s Consent (VIDEO)

Jake Strickland of Utah filed a $130 million dollar lawsuit against the mother of his child after she allegedly gave him up for adoption without his consent. Strickland alleges that the mother Whitney Pettersson conspired with the adoptive parents, the adoptive agency and attorneys to give up the baby without allowing Strickland to seek custody. The complaint accuses Utah’s parenting laws of being “pro-adoption and anti-birth father.”

Read more: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/woman-sued-130-million-ado...

1 vote

Federal judge strikes down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge on Friday struck down Utah's Amendment 3 — which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman — finding that it violates rights to due process and equal protection as set forth in the 14th Amendment.

Within hours, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill confirmed that, in light of the ruling, he saw no reason to prohibit Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The Utah Attorney General's Office said it would seek an "emergency stay pending the filing of an appeal."

2 votes

Donating BTC to candidates

Does a website exist to convert BTC (or altcoins) to FRNs for donation to a political candidate? Do they even have to be converted in the first place?

How can we use BTC to further the cause of liberty politically?

If we have a moneybomb for a candidate, wouldn't it be helpful to be able to donate in this method? Would it be allowed legally? Would there be an influx of money from outside/underground sources to help our cause?

Could it be done through a PAC?

What does DP think?

3 votes

"The NSA Is Coming To Town" ~ "You better watch out, You better not Skype, You better log out,"

The Lyrics:
You better watch out,
You better not Skype,
You better log out,
Yeah you better not type,
The NSA is coming to town.

You're making a list,
They're checking it twice;
They're watching almost every electronic device,
The NSA is coming to town.

They see you when you're sleeping
They hear while you're awake
They know who you call and who you write
So encrypt for goodness' sake!

With Congress in the dark and a cloak-and-dagger court
We're lookin' for answers, they're comin' up short

1 vote

How to censor in 10 easy steps. Ender's Game story.

Has anyone seen Enders game yet? I haven't but I'm sure the government doesn't want me to watch it.

Anything in parenthesis applies specifically to (Ender's Game), but could easily be substituted with another scenario I.e. Ron Paul's candidacy.

How to censor.

1. Find a message that would cause people to think outside the box, question authority or question official narrative. (Ender's Game)

2. Identify the messenger. If you can discredit the messenger, you can discredit the message. (Orson Scott Card)

4 votes

Mormon Moms Fight For Legal Cannabis

"A conservative Republican Utah state lawmaker is backing an unexpected group of advocates: Mormon moms fighting for medical cannabis for their children."

See Also:
Mormon Moms Fight For Cannabis Oil For Epileptic Kids

1 vote

Cottonwood Heights Cops turn stealing your wealth into a game

From KSL:

Emails reveal incentives behind Cottonwood Police issuing tickets

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — If you've ever gotten a traffic ticket, you know the sinking feeling you get when police lights pop into your rear view mirror. But what if you found out that citation could be tied to a police department ticket quota or prize contests?

A series of Cottonwood Heights Police Department emails from 2011 and 2012 have recently been revealed and they discuss such quotas and contests.

11 votes

TAC No Water = No NSA Data Center Video Commercial



$733 of $4,000 Goal
16 days left

Toss em a couple bones if you can to help get this to Utah residents HERE.

24 votes

INGENIOUS: RestoreThe4th.net adopts 2 mile Stretch of Highway running alongside NSA Bluffdale Ctr; Guarantees 2yrs of Protests!

Fourth Amendment activists adopt a highway next to NSA surveillance center in Utah

Published on Oct 12, 2013
KSL Ch.5 and KUTV Ch.2 in Salt Lake City, Utah - 10/9/13


** R3VOL, y'all are always the smartest cookies in the room!!! xD

2 votes

Anti-NSA group adopts highway to get close to Utah Data Center

An organization opposed to surveillance by the National Security Agency has been approved to "adopt" the section of highway running past the Utah Data Center, a move that would place the group’s protest-oriented name on signs outside the spy building.

Restore The Fourth-Utah would also be responsible for picking up litter on the 2-mile stretch of Redwood Road that includes the main entrance to the Utah Data Center and Camp Williams.


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