ISIS’ spokesperson is a kid from Calgary who wants to “paint the White House black.” In today’s Laissez Faire Today, Chris Campbell asks one question none of the “officials” seem to care to ask: Why? Why are foreigners flocking to the Middle East to fight alongside ISIS? Why is Saudi Arabia so keen on getting involved? How far does Obama really want to go? Find out inside. Read on…
If you’ve ever wanted to expose some heinous crime against humanity, here’s your chance. In today’s Laissez Faire Today, Chris Campbell shows you how to make sure the world accesses to your leaks, even if something happens to you. Chris also shares why this is probably a terrible idea. Read on…
America has about 4% of the world’s population, yet houses 25% of the world’s incarcerated. What’s going on here? Chris Campbell digs deep into the industry to figure out the truth. While many blame the private prison industry, the real culprit, says Chris, begins right outside your door. Read on…
When Obama first announced U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, most people have no idea that it was to destroy U.S. military equipment in the hands of ISIS. How did ISIS get U.S. weapons? Chris Campbell blows the story wide open in today’s Laissez Faire Today. Read on…
Every 37 seconds, an American is arrested and criminalized because of one racist and ridiculous law. Join Chris Campbell as he takes you back to when marijuana became illegal… why it’s hurting America… and why you should fight to end the prohibition. And it’s not so you can smoke it. Read on…
An ancient guide has been in hiding… until now. As it dusts itself off, some early adopters are calling it “the definitive text on self-discipline, personal ethics, humility, self-actualization and strength.” And, according to Chris Campbell, it could be the only thing you need to thrive in our day-to-day life of modern chaos. Embrace it, and become the hero of your own story. Ignore it, and risk living a whimper of a life on someone else’s terms. Read on…
Think it’s impossible to escape Obamacare? Think again. Laissez Faire Today reader David F. shares how he did it and how you can do it too. Don’t see another doctor, take another pill, or shop around for better medical insurance until you read his story. Read on…
“What… is… that?!”That’s what one colleague asked when she saw this on my desk…My face, according to 3-D printing“My face,” I said. “What does it look like?”“Uh…”OK, sure. It’s a rough depiction. Eh. It’s pretty choppy…And, as you can see, the glasses didn’t really take well… making for an eerie sunken eye look.Didn’t really turn […]
“While I heartily subscribe to your premise of pursuing one’s dream,” one reader, Donald J., wrote, “there are alternate perspectives worth considering.”[We’re listening… go on.]“Some wiseguy once said that life is what happens to you while you’re waiting for something better to come along. Milton put it a little more poetically in one of his […]
“Where were you when it happened?” How many times have we been asked -- and asked -- this question since 2001? Today, Chris Campbell asks us to pose a different question: What can I do today to making Sept. 11 another turning point in my life? And then, of course, taking that first step. Read on…
Chris Campbell got more than he bargained for during Sunday brunch. In a packed restaurant, he learned about a hidden sex boom that’s taking the world by storm. You won’t believe how much money ordinary Americans are making in this boom. It’s so much…you may even consider cashing in yourself.
“Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.” — Oscar WildeIn the wacky world of American politics, if you as an employer have a religious objection to paying for your employees’ contraceptives, it is you who is contemptuous of religious freedom.As the New York Times editorial board lectured a judge who thinks otherwise, “the […]
Socialism is the big lie of the 20th century. While it promised prosperity, equality, and security, it delivered poverty, misery, and tyranny. Equality was achieved only in the sense that everyone was equal in his or her misery.In the same way that a Ponzi scheme or chain letter initially succeeds but eventually collapses, socialism may […]
Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. I shared with the world evidence proving some governments are building a worldwide surveillance system to secretly track how we live, who we talk to, and what we say. I […]
I opened a new bottle of probiotics this morning, and it had one of those circular seals on the top. You know, the one that reads, “Sealed for your protection.”And that seal got me thinking… how much protection do we need? How much security is enough?How much homogenization, pasteurization, disinfection, national security, etc…. do we […]
Last spring, Barack Obama told the graduating class of Ohio State University:“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems… They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because […]
In the Huffington Post last week, Glenn Greenwald, Slate contributor Ryan Gallagher, and Ryan Grim had an investigative piece reporting that the NSA had been tracking the online porn-viewing habits of several Muslim leaders whom it viewed as radicals. A top-secret document shows that the agency was considering exposing these firebrands’ Internet dalliances as a […]
Americans are still trying to get a handle on the full extent of the government’s domestic spying activities, including the recent revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting and storing the email address books of ordinary Americans using online messaging services. Many users of such services are looking to tech executives for […]
A few months ago at a demonstration against the president of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, a Canadian citizen made the following claim: “We don’t have guns, we are not Americans, we are civilized.” A few days before, in early July, a train of the company had run away and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing […]
From the Tongue-In-Cheek Department of Laissez Faire Books…Washington, D.C. — Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, announced that her committee will hold a “major review into all intelligence-collection programs.” This surprising declaration followed the revelation, through documents leaked by government whistle-blower Edward Snowden, that the NSA has been listening to the […]
From the Tongue-in-Cheek Department of Laissez Faire Books…Washington, D.C. – The complex negotiations aimed at bringing a long-term solution to the federal government’s expenditure and debt problem have produced an unconventional proposal. “Although the solution only focuses on a tiny fraction of government expenditures,” declared President Barack Obama, “it is a step in the right […]
I’ve just spent a harrowing weekend reflecting on Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, the pamphlet that came out in January 1776 and turned the public toward seeking independence from Britain. I say harrowing because the distance between the ideals found in this pamphlet and those of today’s America is so vast as to be nearly unrecognizable.The […]
It was a wild ride last week in the world of the Deep Web, that section of the Internet that requires special tools to access. The feds took down the site called Silk Road and claim to have arrested its founder and administrator. The news streams were filled with lurid tales of derring-do in this […]
Want to know just how invasive the state is going to get in the United States?Well, take a look across the pond.In terms of the large, invasive state, we English are way ahead of you guys. We’re a good 50 or more years further down the road to serfdom.Nineteenth-century Britain was about as glorious a […]
A tense drama unfolded this week with the virtual shutdown of vital government agencies: the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as many other such federal agencies. Without them, the Founding Fathers could not have imagined the republic.Even if fewer […]
Three months after Edward Snowden’s leaks began to reveal the extent of the U.S.’ mass surveillance program, “serious people” are beginning to make the case that it’s time for the outrage and indignation to subside and give way to a “national conversation” about the future of surveillance. So has the moment come for us to […]
A sixth-grader has been suspended for drawing an inappropriate picture. The drawing did not include any gun, but showed a checkpoint backed up by a SWAT team carrying flower pots while an unarmed drone hovered above.The suspended girl, whose name is kept secret at the request of her family, said she “just wanted to draw […]
Fort Meade, MD – The United States, the least unfree country on Earth, is fighting a major invasion of the Blueshirts.
The most visible Blueshirts constitute a 50,000-plus army that occupies all the airports in America. Recognizable by their blue shirts and their inquisitive eyes and hands, they search and humiliate all Americans trying to leave the country. They regularly peep into the carry-on luggage of their victims, check their prostheses, and grope their bodies. Their official name is the Touch Sex Army (or TSA).
They do not violate the constitution’s Fourth Amendment, because nobody is forced to do business with them. For example, one can travel by horse from Boston to San Francisco and avoid the TSA altogether.
The history of the Blueshirts is richer than most people imagine. They came as a natural extension of an older occupying army, the Customs and Border Praetorians (CBP). For several decades, they have been applying the same control and humiliation techniques to people entering the country (or found within a hundred miles of the border). In fact, the agency is credited with administering the first Constitution-free zones in the country.
The Blueshirts continue to gain in numbers and power. It is generally admitted that their army now includes not only the TSA and CBP, but also the Naughty Surveillance Army (NSA), which is now at the front lines of the invasion.
“The NSA’s capacity to intercept all communications in the occupied territories,” explains one official, “is necessary to protect the people from still greater tyranny” — although he said the word “tyranny” is banned from Blueshirt-speak.
A recent leak revealed that the NSA has been putting backdoors into the code of encrypted communications. Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA’s head (if we can use the term in this sense), had tried hard to keep the backdoor program secret. During a high-level intelligence meeting a few years ago, he used the exact terminology that president Lyndon B. Johnson had used more than four decades earlier to defend his welfare state: “I just want you to make sure that no crooks, communists, or c***suckers get into this program.” (We apologize to our readers on behalf of the former president for the crude language, but we have to quote literally what he said.)
After this very insensitive remark was revealed a few weeks ago, one crook, one communist, and one c***suckers — all from the same government bureau — complained to the Equal Opportunity Commission. Of course, Gen. Alexander apologized profusely. “I have nothing against communists,” he said. “They tried to establish the very surveillance programs that all Americans now benefit from.”
We asked Gen. Alexander about Operation Sweet Home, recently revealed by The Martian. Under this operation, the NSA has ordered from Asia more than 5,000 containers of sensors to gather metadata about when any American leaves his home or returns. Alexander refused to answer: “I am not going to comment on anything that the traitor Snowden has not already revealed,” he explained.
“Better blue than dead,” said Alexander, who is known as a great American patriot, before disappearing through a backdoor. President Barack Obama, who taught constitutional law before becoming the first constitution protector, approved: “It is precisely because we are not communists that we can use their methods,” he said.
“The Peeping State is here to stay,” admits a professor of sexology at Harvard University. “After all, we are just spying on ourselves. It’s like the public debt, where we are lending to ourselves. What’s the problem?”
Recently leaked documents revealed that the Blueshirts’ mission is founded on a simple syllogism: “The Constitution is built around checks and balances; therefore, these checkpoints are constitutional.” Our confidential source, a high-level intellectual within the NSA, added rather paternalistically: “Check… checkpoints… capisce?”
The validity of the founding syllogism has been criticized by many logicians, including some inside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (known for its high-level thinkers). Asked about these criticisms, James Clapper, director of national intelligence, declared: “We never willfully denied saying that the syllogism was not false.”
For the NSA’s checks and balance constitutional theory, only checkpoints were considered. The reason is simple: Gov. Chris Christie, movie director Michael Moore, first lady Michelle Obama (some earthly journalists spoke irreverently of her “big butt”), and several congressmen would simply be unable to go through balance points.
The day your correspondent interviewed the Blueshirts’ brass at the NSA’s Fort George G. Meade Headquarters in Maryland (just a stone’s throw from Laissez Faire Books’ headquarters), he could feel excitement in the air: From Asia, the sensor ship was on its way.
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