Google, Yahoo, and Facebook Are Scrambling: “We Never Cooperated with the NSA!”

Written by Gary North on June 11, 2013

Edward Snowden’s NSA story on spying on Americans has exposed the big digital media companies as cooperating with the NSA’s PRISM program. They are now scrambling to avoid the obvious. The Guardian, which scooped the world with its story on Snowden, has exposed their vulnerability. Google. Apple. Facebook. Microsoft: they are the brands that want […]

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Crash Helmets or SWAT Helmets: A Dialogue

Written by Gary North on June 10, 2013

I bought a crash helmet in 1962, the year I bought a used Honda Dream 150. I drove in my parents’ car to Bell, California, and bought a Bell helmet at the factory. Honda and Bell helmets have done very well since 1962. I did not ride my motorcycle without wearing my helmet. It even […]

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My Solution to the Ammunition Shortage

Written by Gary North on June 10, 2013

There is a national ammunition shortage. It is not getting better. Gun store owners say it will last for years. There is a simple solution: raise the price. When you hear the word “shortage,” always think: “at some price.” Manufacturers ought to raise prices dramatically. But they don’t. Why not? The only reason I can […]

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854,000 U.S. Government Snoopers

Written by Gary North on June 10, 2013

That was back in 2010. This was reported in The Washington Post. There are probably more now. The Post reported: At least 20 percent of the government organizations that exist to fend off terrorist threats were established or refashioned in the wake of 9/11. Many that existed before the attacks grew to historic proportions as […]

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U.S. Senior Snooper Clapper Defends the System

Written by Gary North on June 10, 2013

The senior snooper in the United States is named Clapper. He defends the present system. I have great difficulty taking his statement seriously. I have great difficulty taking seriously anything he says. That is because of this. A clapper sounds the alarm. James Clapper keeps the alarm from being sounded. He has been de-clappered.

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Drudge Goes Ballistic Over the Feds’ Snooping.

Written by Gary North on June 7, 2013

Matt Drudge knows what his readers like to read. Today’s headlines are all on one theme: the federal government’s domestic spying. He was just getting warmed up. This was choice. This will in no way reverse the process. The cost of monitoring everyone continues to fall. Economics teaches that when the price of anything falls, […]

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