NSA’s Spying Will Continue.

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2013

A recent Pew Research poll reveals that a majority of Americans don’t care that the NSA spies on them. Or do they? A Gallup poll says a little over half are concerned. The voters are split down the middle: as this nation has been for a decade, which is why we got two terms for […]

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Left-Wing Comedian Sen. Franken Defends the NSA.

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2013

Al Franken is the U.S. Senator from Minnesota. He recently gave a local TV interview. He is the chairman of — get this — the Senate subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. He said this. “As chairman of the Privacy, Technology and Law subcommittee, probably no one looks at the right to privacy more […]

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What Is Your Personal Information Worth? At Most, $1.

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2013

Sorry to break it to you, but your personal information is barely worth paying for. At most, it’s worth $1. That is the estimate of the Financial Times. Private companies have data files on most of us. The files let them target our buying interests. The firms don’t monitor our phone calls. But they do […]

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From Your ATM to a Gun Show

Written by Gary North on June 12, 2013

What’s a good use for currency? A visit to a gun show. Where is the closest gun show to you? Find out here. Maybe you have procrastinated? Bad decision. It will cost you a lot more today than a year ago. But better late than never. Gun shows are still legal in the United States. […]

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Snowden’s Revelations Goose 1984’s Sales

Written by Gary North on June 12, 2013

If there was any question about the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations about digital spying on Americans, the sales of George Orwell’s classic novel on Big Brother dispels them. It has moved from lower than 7,000 to #125 on Amazon’s best-seller list. The anti-utopian novel was published in 1949. It is the story of a […]

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Putin Lectures Obama on the Need for Greater Privacy

Written by Gary North on June 12, 2013

We have gone through the looking glass. We have fallen down the rabbit hole. Vladimir Putin has given Obama a lecture on the need for greater privacy. We learn this from Russia Today. Data surveillance is an acceptable measure if done within the law, Russia‚Äôs President Vladimir Putin told RT while visiting the channel in […]

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Investors are Selling TIPS Bonds: No Fear of Inflation

Written by Gary North on June 12, 2013

TIPS bonds are Treasury bonds that pay investors extra if the CPI rises. They are an inflation hedge. Investors are selling them. So, their interest rate is rising. This means that investors think that price inflation is a long shot. The decline in the CPI by .4% in April added fuel to the fire of […]

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