Don’t Take That Photo! The U.S. Forest Service Might Fine You $1,000

Hey hikers, that scenic forest photo you just posted on Instagram may cost you a thousand dollar fine. According to a proposed update to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) regulations, still photography or video taken in any of its 439 Federal Wilderness Areas is subject to permitting (costing up to $1,500) or you can face a $1,000 fine per photo. According to the law, the USFS requires a permit for any photography that “uses models, sets, or props that are not a part of the site’s natural or cultural resources.” So technically, if your mom in your hiking photo,... read more

Bureaucrats Should Keep Their Hands Off Our Smartphones

Does a week go by without news of federal bureaucrats outrageously extending their tentacles of authority over more of society? Earlier this month it was the EPA, announcing its plan to introduce on its own the carbon dioxide limits that Congress specifically rejected. Then it was the FDA, insinuating itself into the centuries-old process of aging cheese. Last week it was the IRS trying to shed at last the inconvenience of congressional oversight. Now the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is claiming sweeping authority over our smartphones, asserting the right to approve any software that might be used... read more

Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the greatest and most unique political and legal document in the history of mankind was signed by 39 brave men, the United States Constitution. Today, we as patriotic Americans celebrate, honor and promote this time-honored document, the longest standing Constitution in world history, 227 years later, and have made each September 17 Constitution Day. Our Constitution, signed by patriot heroes at the threat of death, was written both to create the federal government, with certain enumerated powers being delegated by the various states to this new federal government, but, perhaps more importantly in the... read more

Homeless Man Gets Winning Lottery Ticket

This guy gave a homeless man a ‘winning lottery ticket’. What the homeless man did next will make you cry. Imagine a world filled with this type of compassion. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

Police raid a bar, lock the doors, forcibly search dozens of patrons.

Law enforcers performed a surprise raid on a popular bar, detained dozens of people and forced them all to endure warrantless searches before being allowed to leave. The incident occurred on September 10th, 2014. Officers swarmed into the establishment around 2:00 a.m. The front and back doors were immediately locked, effectively depriving dozens of occupants of the ability to freely leave. Can you say kidnapping? One of the officers announced. “Who’s got something on them they shouldn’t have? Police then began systematically searching each patron individually for contraband, without any probable cause or a warrant. You do not... read more

We’re In A Lot Of Trouble!

We’re In A Lot Of Trouble! So, a rich little man with thinning hair signed a contract. What does that got to do with the price of rice, right? And why is that woe to us? Because you people and 6 million other Phillies fans are listening to me right now. Because less than 3 percent of you people read books. Because less than 15 percent of you read newspapers. Because the only truth you know is what you get over this tube. Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn’t... read more

U.S. threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance.

U.S. authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed Thursday. The documents, made public in a rare unsealing by a secretive court panel, “underscore how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the US government’s surveillance efforts.” The documents shed new light on the snooping program revealed in leaked files from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The program allowed US intelligence services to sweep up massive... read more

You have the right to bear arms… sort of.

When Ray Rice beat his wife unconscious in an elevator, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio and New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain agreed to put him in a diversion program for 1st-time offenders to keep him out of jail. But when Pennsylvania single mom Shaneen Allen was pulled over for a traffic violation and volunteered to a New Jersey police officer that she was carrying a legally-owned handgun with a Pennsylvania permit, the response of Donio and McClain was to deny her the same opportunity as Rice. Allen lives in Philadelphia, right across the river from... read more

10 Things That Every American Should Know About The Federal Reserve

What would happen if the Federal Reserve was shut down permanently? Most Americans don’t really think about the Federal Reserve much. Most Americans are content with believing that the Federal Reserve is just another government agency that sets our interest rates and that is watching out for the best interests of the American people. But that is not the case at all. In fact, far from it. The truth is that the Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel that has been designed to systematically destroy the value of our currency, drain the wealth of the American public... read more

Bitcoin Is A Game Of Confidence

Meet the new Wolf of Wall Street: Bitcoin, the anonymous computer currency. And boy do we mean anonymous. Let me make sure we got this right. We have a virtual currency, backed by absolutely nothing except the fierce belief in the integrity of a complex mathematical formula which few of its proponents even understand, and is proving to be little more trustworthy than the U.S. dollar, after hackers tested and defeated controls put in place to manage it, and then fail at the first hurdle. Yeah, that sounds about right. Repeat after me… Bitcoins are not money. The... read more

How safe is your money if your bank gets hacked?

The FBI is looking into the reported cyber attack on JPMorgan. Earlier this week, many reports surfaced that one of the worlds largest bank was just one of seven major American banks reportedly hit by hacking attacks. JPMorgan is saying no accounts were compromised and that no personal data was taken, but would they really tell us the truth? It’s a very disturbing to say the least. If your credit card information is stolen, you can call the credit card company and explain to them them it wasn’t you making the charges and it’ll be fixed. But if... read more

Injustice Anywhere: How Can We Trust Our Police Officers and Prosecutors Anymore?

How many innocent people are convicted on false charges from police? It seems like every day we hear something in the news about another police shooting of an unarmed man or the mistreatment of its citizens during a checkpoint or traffic stop. Misconduct by Police encompasses illegal or unethical actions or the violation of individuals’ constitutional rights by police officers in the conduct of their duties. Examples of police misconduct include police brutality, dishonesty, fraud, coercion, torture to force confessions, abuse of authority, and sexual assault, including the demand for sexual favors in exchange for leniency. A quick... read more

National Defense Authorization Act Can Jail You for Belligerence Acts?

December 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Act was passed in the House of Representatives on May 26, 2011 by a vote of 322 to 96. The Act was passed in the Senate on December 15, 2011 by a vote of 86 to 13. Below is an excerpt from the Act, the wording of which makes it legal to incarcerate United States citizens without recourse to any form of judicial process. Essentially these words say that if the government deems any person to have committed a “belligerent act” that... read more

How Long Can the Fed Have It Both Ways?

Fed officials have begun tapering. The flow of freshly printed cash flooding into the markets to buy Treasuries and mortgage securities has dwindled from more than $80 billion per month to a “mere” $25 billion. Fed bond purchases using newly created money appear likely to end altogether. (But Fed officials have not suggested they would sell the trillions of dollars in bonds they now hold.) Interest rate hikes could be coming. Partly in reaction to this shift in Fed policy, the dollar has strengthened, and the precious metals markets have struggled to move up. But some market movements... read more

Is Social Security is a Ponzi scheme?

Let’s take a look at the at the facts and then you decide if Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. First, understand that Social Security coerces us through force to be a part of it. Since SS began in 1935 the full force of the U.S. government has compelled all it’s citizens to suffer by it, such that we all do so now. It’s not voluntary by an means. Does any business use force to get you to use their services? Think about it. Let’s think about this while you’re at it. You invest in a program that... read more