Archives for: December 2010

The Devil's in the Details December 29, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 29, 2010 Several years ago, publication of unflattering cartoons of Mohammed triggered riots among Muslims in Denmark. This development, and the Danish government?s reaction to it, had ?positive and negat… more »

Everything is a Crime in America December 28, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 28, 2010 At the close of this or any other year we confront the unfortunate but vital task of assessing our society?s slide into undisguised totalitarianism. One suitable definition of that term is this: It… more »

One Big Garrison State December 27, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 27, 2010 Summarizing a report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, the AP reports: "Many law enforcement officers called up to fight in Iraq… more »

Pat Robertson: End the War on Marijuana December 23, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 23, 2010 An unlikely name was added to the roster of Drug War skeptics when religious broadcaster Pat Robertson recently endorsed the decriminalization of marijuana. ?I'm not exactly for the use of drugs… more »

A Sacrament of Collectivist Self-Destruction December 22, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 22, 2010 The civic authorities who misgovern Providence, Rhode Island recently conducted a Christmastime Toy Gun Bash. Prodded, hectored, and brow-beaten by local politicians and the parents foolish enoug… more »

12/21 -- One Bad Cop -- Among So Many Others December 21, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 21, 2010 Denver resident James Moore, a disabled Army veteran, was standing in the street when he was approached by Denver Police Officer Shawn Miller and his partner. Moore wasn?t aware that a neighbor had… more »

Long Live the Jury "Revolt"! December 20, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 20, 2010 Missoula County District Court Judge Dusty Deschamps called it a ?mutiny? ? a revolt triggered by ?hardliners? and ?militants? who are subverting the criminal justice system. This o… more »

The Robber State in Microcosm December 17, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 17, 2010 As St. Augustine pointed out, every government begins as a criminal gang. Some governments, however, distinguish themselves by the purity of their criminal malice. Such was the case in Bell, Californ… more »

The Next Crisis: America's Imploding Municipalities December 16, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 16, 2010 Detroit?s municipal government is planning to withdraw basic services ? including road repair, trash collection, and even street lights ? from an area amounting to twenty percent of the city. T… more »

Support Your Local Stasi December 14, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 14, 2010 Mesa County, Colorado has a population of roughly 146,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Thus it?s remarkable that a security breach in the County Sheriff?s Office has released conf… more »

"Roid Rage" with a Badge December 13, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 13, 2010 The news of Jersey City resident Joseph Colao?s fatal heart attack three years ago prompted an unsual outpouring of concern on the part of local law enforcement officers Dozens of cops called headq… more »

Get a Rope, Find a Tree.... December 10, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 10, 2010 David Updyke, the first sheriff of Idaho?s Ada County, was also the head of Boise?s largest criminal gang Updyke organized a syndicate of ?road agents? ? armed thugs who carried out stagec… more »

Job Security for Tax-Fattened Parasites December 9, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 9, 2010 Here is something to ponder as the unemployment rate among America?s productive class continues to climb: Between 2008 and 2010, Arizona state government agencies accumulated more than 88,000 hours… more »

Kill the TSA, Save the Fourth Amendment December 3, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 3, 2010 The Transportation Security Administration isn?t content merely to conduct illegal searches of innocent passengers at airport checkpoints, or expanding them to include busses, trains, and other mode… more »

The Everyday Crimes of a Global Empire December 2, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 2, 2010 Shortly before Germany?s 2009 general election, U.S. diplomats criticized the country?s Free Democratic Party for espousing a ?limited government viewpoint.? According to a secret diplomatic c… more »

Idaho's Prison Profiteers December 1, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute December 1, 2010 Hanni Elabed was convicted of robbery and sentenced to a term inside the Idaho Correctional Center, a quasi-private prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (or CCA). A video recently… more »

Building an American Prison Society November 30, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute November 30, 2010 Mike Rogers, an American expatriate living in Japan, recently learned that it is impermissible for Americans to receive packages from abroad that weigh more than one pound unless the sender provides… more »

"Thank You, Sir -- May I Have Another?" November 29, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute November 29, 2010 According to former Bush administration speechwriter Marc Thiessen, the patriotic response to sexual molestation at an airport security checkpoint is: ?Thank you, sir ? may I have another??… more »

"Thank You, Sir -- May I Have Another?" November 29, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute November 29, 2010 According to former Bush administration speechwriter Marc Thiessen, the patriotic response to sexual molestation at an airport security checkpoint is: ?Thank you, sir ? may I have another??… more »

The TSA Must Die November 24, 2010

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute November 24, 2010 It?s doubtful that there is a more mild-mannered public figure than Ron Paul, the Republican congressman from Texas. Dr. Paul?s disposition is as mild as buttermilk, and his patience is all but i… more »

The Robber State, Revisited

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute November 23, 2010 During a visit to 19th century feudal Iran, British historian Arthur Arnold observed that government agents were ?free to extort all that [they] can get, upon condition of making a certain annual p… more »

KGB-provided "Evidence" in an American Courtroom?

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Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute November 22, 2010 Pete Seda, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen, was convicted earlier this year of tax fraud charges. He was accused of sending money to Muslim rebels in Chechnya, who are fighting for independence from Rus… more »