Category Archives: Civil liberties/rights

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Very Much Alive in Beaverton School District

Dyer Sez: Fourth grade teacher Seth Stambaugh has found himself about to be reassigned to another school over the controversy of…admitting he’s gay. According to a story by Wendy Owen of the Oregonian, a conversation initiated by a 4th grade … Continue reading

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Cops Bust In, Guns Raised…In A Bust Over Raw Milk?

Dyer Sez: I came across this story on the Setting Brush Fires blog. California cops organized a bust of a raw foods market; I’m not sure what dangers they thought they faced, but the stores video cameras showed the cops … Continue reading

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Digging Through Your Trash To Save The Planet – Here Come The Green Police

Dyer Sez: Once again, government has decided that it needs to track and trace the minutia of our daily existence in the name of the public interest. The latest stratagem to be rolled out is the use of RFID tracking … Continue reading

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9/11, Koran Burning Preachers, And Mosques At Ground Zero – How Did We Get Here?

Dyer Sez: This past weekend, we remembered the ninth anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. While I was in mourning for that terrible day, as many were in the US, I also was grieving what we have lost as a … Continue reading

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Man Found Guilty Of Being A Moron On Facebook And Sentenced….To the Army

Dy’er Sez: Our criminal court system is supposed to be set up to determine one’s guilt or lack thereof, and to assign punishment to those who have broken a law. But, according to an AP story, a new court ruling … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Groups File Suit Against US Government Assassinations

Dyer Sez: There has been a lot of media attention and political hoopla surrounding President Obama’s speech on the end of combat operations in Iraq. When one looks at the fact that we will still have 50,000 soldiers stations there … Continue reading

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Government Control Over The Internet Comes One Step Closer To Reality

               Dy’er Sez: A cyber-security bill, being touted as the Federal “Kill Switch” for the internet itself, may be attached to a defense spending bill in order to lower resistance to it’s passage according to Sen. … Continue reading

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PHILADELPHIA TO CHARGE FEE FOR FREE SPEECH; REQUIRES LISCENSE TO BLOG

Dy’er Sez: It looks like the city of brotherly love has decided that it is goig to charge it’s citizens for the right to free speech.  They have begun to institute a $300 fee (called a ‘business privledge lisence”) which … Continue reading

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SOUTH CAROLINA TO COLLECT ‘ENEMYS OF THE STATE ‘LIST

Dy’er Sez: South Carolina’s legislature recently passed the ‘Subversive Activities Registration Act’, which states the following: “…every member of a subversive organization, or an organization subject to foreign control, every foreign agent and every person who advocates, teaches, advises or practices … Continue reading

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT CAN ASSASSINATE AMERICANS CITIZENS IT CONSIDERS TERRORISTS

Dy’er Sez: Folks, when I read this story my jaw dropped to the floor. All the slippery slopes that we have been going down for quite a few years has now come to this. Wipe all thoughts of Bush (as bad as … Continue reading

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