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Lenore Skenazy

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Parents Weren't Sure How Their Little Girl Fractured Her Leg, So CPS Took the Kids.

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Mike Noyes

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+Nick Gillespie & +matt welch write: Yesterday, after preparing an extensive legal brief, +Reason asked the US Attorney's Office to join with it in asking that the gag order - now moot and clearly an unconstitutional prior restraint - be lifted. This morning, the US Attorney's Office asked the Court to vacate the order, which it did. We are free to tell the story for the first time.

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#Reason #freespeech  
Yes, the feds can compel magazines and websites to cough up user information about obviously non-threatening trolls, while barring them from even acknowledging
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if gold was a barbaric relic governments would long have dumped it all onto the market.

http://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/bitgold-returning-to-the-gold-standard-43311/
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Mike Noyes

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+Andy Greenberg writes: Last week the Department of Justice issued a grand jury subpoena to the libertarian media site Reason.com, demanding that it identify six visitors to the site. The subpoena letter, obtained and published by blogger Ken White, lists trollish comments made by those six Reason readers that—whether seriously or in jest—call for violence against Katherine Forrest, the New York judge who presided over the Silk Road trial and late last month sentenced Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht to life in prison.
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The subpoena calls for Reason.com to hand over data about the six users, including their IP addresses, account information, phone numbers, email addresses, billing information, and devices associated with them. And it cites a section of the United States criminal code that forbids “mailing threatening communications.” When those communications threaten a federal judge, they constitute a felony punishable by as much as 10 years in prison. (The average internet user has no such protection.)
Last week the Department of Justice issued a grand jury subpoena to the libertarian media site Reason.com, demanding that it identify six visitors to the site.
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http://popehat.com/2015/06/08/department-of-justice-uses-grand-jury-subpoena-to-identify-anonymous-commenters-on-a-silk-road-post-at-reason-com/

The grand jury subpoena specifies that it is seeking "evidence in regard to an alleged violation of: Title 18, United States Code, Section 875." In other words, the U.S. Attorney's Office is looking for evidence of violations of the federal law against interstate threats. That's the same statute that was at issue in the Supreme Court's decision in Elonis v. U.S. last week, in which the Court decided that to be a "true threat" in violation of Section 875, the speaker must have some level of knowledge or intent that the hearer will take the threat seriously.

Since the comments are about a judge, if they are "true threats" they could conceivably also violate Title 18, U.S.C., section 115(a), which prohibits threatening federal judges.
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Mike Noyes

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.Mahatma Gandhi (disputed)
Rand Paul is polling terribly among women. His political philosophy might be to blame.
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+Mike Noyes
The fact those sites all get together and release the similar stories, with the same talking points reveals the low opinion they have for their target audience. They are feeding them easily digestible talking points.
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Lenore Skenazy

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My contest in @Reason:

Come up with a funny subsidized sports stadium name!

Enter by Sunday nite! http://bit.ly/1HT94ih
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Allballz

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"It's not a criminal charge not to listen to law enforcement," Swanton said regarding the restaurant's reluctance to help authorities, but he said the department will pursue any criminal charges they can related to the violence."

"TABC is implementing a Summary Suspension closing Twin Peaks for at least 7 days," the Waco Police Department said on its Facebook page. "This is not a punitive action on TABC's part but done due to the ongoing danger it presents to our community. They are conducting a parallel investigation and further action may be forthcoming."

Sure seems punitive. "Don't listen to us and we'll shut you down, but not punitively."

WACO — Sunday's deadly brawl at a Twin Peaks location in Waco could have been prevented by management at that restaurant, according to Waco police.
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I'm watching this asshat live on CNN. He was just asked, "What lesson can other communities learn from this event." The answer? Best guesses!
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Because I believe you believe in the free market
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If our founding fathers were writing the Constitution today, 75 would likely appear where 35 did and is.
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Todd Walton

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My kindred spirits!
Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface so-called "nail houses."
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I'm Soviet America, the House nails you.
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Todd Walton

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#ILoveFossilFuels , and if you like living on planet Earth, then you should too!
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Mike Noyes

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+Nick Gillespie writes: Far more important: talk about realizing that open expression and press freedom are far more tenuous than even the most cynical of us can imagine! Even when you have done nothing wrong and aren’t the target of an investigation, you can be commanded, at serious financial cost and disruption of your business, to dance to a tune called by the long arm of the law.

h/t +Reason +The Daily Beast 
#Reason #freespeech #law  
Getting a federal subpoena is like "only" getting arrested: a massive hassle and disruption in your life with all sorts of high-risk outcomes. - Nick Gillespie - Google+
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Lenore Skenazy

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You will not believe this sign at a playground. (Or maybe you will.) 

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Dear Free-Range Kids: I live in Rockhampton Queensland Australia. Our town is one of the states most obese. Rockhampton has been identified as one of the cities that our states health system recently targeted to pilot a healthy eating, healthy movement program fro children (and parents) under 5.
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+Justin Boucher the sign is in Australia 
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Mike Noyes

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+Ryan Radia writes: Our friends over at +The Reason Foundation, a venerable libertarian think tank and publisher of +Reason magazine, recently received a grand jury subpoena from a federal prosecutor in New York, reports Ken White at Popehat.

h/t +Foundation for Economic Education

+American Civil Liberties Union +Electronic Frontier Foundation
 
"Although these statements, like the Reason comments quoted above, are understandably offensive to many listeners, causing offense alone is no basis for outlawing speech. To the contrary, 'a function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute,' as the Supreme Court has noted. Indeed, speech can sometimes 'best serve its high purpose when it induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, or even stirs people to anger.'"
The DoJ tries to force the libertarian site to turn over information on comment trolls. It's bad news for free speech.
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Obama after more of our freedom & liberty 😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖
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Mike Noyes

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+Conor Friedersdorf writes: The relevant question is whether younger voters will support policies and elect leaders that enhance liberty in comparison to the status quo. If that's what is meant by "a libertarian moment," and it seems like a perfectly reasonable definition of the phrase to me, then we may indeed be witnessing one.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.Mahatma Gandhi (disputed)
A Ron Paul utopia isn't in America's future. But the war on drugs could be ended, mass surveillance stopped, and liberty expanded in dozens of smaller but important ways.
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Mike Noyes

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.Mahatma Gandhi (disputed)
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Lenore Skenazy

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Enter this week's REASON HUMOR CONTEST: "Come up with new words 'TSA' really stands for!" http://bit.ly/1KfpTUa 
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Lenore Skenazy

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Man Helps Boy Retrieve Ball. Don't Worry, The Police Are Investigating.

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What are they going to charge him with? Attempted kindness?
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Liberty leads to progress at a faster rate, just demands we be moral.
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Jeff Moore

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What is the biggest problem with government? 
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No! I am a libertarian because I am market orientated! That is why libertarians are referred to or call themselves anarchist! Because libertarians are market orientated and not government orientated! 
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Shane Nifong

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...and it's in the heart of one of the most unstable regions on the planet. Choose your friends wisely.
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