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Cops Go Easy on Ruling Class


Monday November 16th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:01am PST   •   0 Comments

The police are much in the news of late and some activists contend the cops are too severe when dealing with minorities. On the other hand, as Brad Brannan writes in the Sacramento Bee, the California Highway Patrol might be too lenient when they deal with privileged members of the ruling class. On November…
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The Federal Government: It’s a Lock


Wednesday March 26th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:27am PDT   •   1 Comment

The Obama administration promised to be the most transparent administration in U.S. history, but according to a recent report by the Associated Press, the reverse might be true. More often than ever, the administration “censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, cited more…
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Another Government Snitch Surge


Thursday October 31st, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:30am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted last year, the federal National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants a “black box” in all new cars and light trucks to track speed, braking, seatbelt use and such before a car makes impact in a crash. The black boxes can’t be disabled and raise alarms that government could easily misuse the…
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Federal War on the Press, Continued


Wednesday October 23rd, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:29am PDT   •   2 Comments

The current executive branch of the federal government claims to be the most transparent in history but actually shows unprecedented hostility toward the news-gathering process. That is not a Tea Party press release but an ongoing story that emerged in some detail in a recent CSPAN session headed by Leonard Downie Jr., former executive…
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Hidden Money Cover-up


Wednesday January 9th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:55am PST   •   2 Comments

We have been following California’s hidden-money scandal, in which bureaucrats in the state Parks Department concealed $54 million for more than a decade, even as the Department was shutting down 70 parks, the state facing budget deficits of $16 billion, and politicians stumping for huge tax increases. One legislator wanted to know how much…
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Opaque Feds Back Snitch Surge


Thursday December 13th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 12:02pm PST   •   2 Comments

The federal National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) seeks new regulations requiring all automobile manufacturers to include “black box” data recorders in all new cars and light trucks. Federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the regulations will “make our vehicles and our roadways even safer,” but that may well be doubted. The data recorders do…
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