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After Backlash, San Francisco Government Quickly Moves from Authorizing to Banning Police Using Robots to Kill

Public backlash can lead government to reverse power overreaches, and to do so quickly.

On Tuesday of last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to authorize police to use drones or robots to kill via remote control in the California city. Then, a week later — on Tuesday of this week, the board reversed course, voting to prohibit this siccing of killer robots or drones on people. The board voted 8-3 for the reversal — the same vote total by which the board the week before had approved the police using robots or drones to kill.

J.D. Morris reported at the San Francisco Chronicle that the reversal by the Board of Supervisors followed a “wave of public outcry from community members” and outvoted board members threatening they would push for the matter to be decided by a public vote if the board did not reverse its decision.
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McAdams on Biden Family & Global Interests Tied to Ukraine

The incoming Republican majority in the House is promising a number of investigations into the Biden Administrations policies, specifically those related to government finances and foreign policy. One America's Stella Escobedo spoke to Daniel McAdams, the Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Watch the interview here...
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REAL ID Requirement for Travelers Delayed Until May 2025

The United States government’s Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it is delaying until May of 2025 requiring people to present REAL ID compliant identification to make it through security checkpoints at American airports. This delay extends a previous delay in implementation of the requirement that was set to expire in May of 2023.
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Ye’s Suspension from Twitter Suggests Elon Musk’s Free Speech Commitment is a Sham

Twitter, with its CEO Elon Musk’s approval, suspended Ye (the rapper formerly known as Kanye West) on Thursday night from posting at Twitter after Ye tweeted what could be taken as either the symbol of the Raelian Movement or just a swastika inside a star of David, along with he message “YE24 LOVE EVERYONE #LOVESPEECH.” This action appears to fly in the face of Musk’s assurances that he is turning Twitter, long notorious for censorship, into a sanctuary for free speech.
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Joseph Ladapo, the Florida Surgeon General Who Challenges Coronavirus Fearmongering and ‘Unsafe’ Coronavirus Shots

I first wrote about Joseph Ladapo in September of 2021, soon after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Ladapo to be the state’s surgeon general and run the state’s health department. “The new state surgeon general, in his comments at the Tuesday appointment announcement event,” I wrote in a Ron Paul Institute article, “spoke boldly in favor of freedom and against using health fearmongering, including the overstating of dangers from coronavirus, as an excuse to violate individual rights.”
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New York Fed and Big Financial Companies to Start Testing the Ominous ‘Digital Dollar’

It’s official: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced Tuesday that it and a group of big financial institutions will be testing, over a 12-week period, use of “digital dollars” — the term now often being used to describe a central bank digital currency (CBDC) from the Federal Reserve. CBDCs threaten to eviscerate privacy and enable direct and sweeping control over who can spend how much and on what, all based on the desires of financial and governmental elites.
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Marijuana Legalization Wins on the Ballot in Two States

In August I wrote about marijuana legalization ballot measures that would be voted on in the November 8 election in five states — Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Here is an update on the results of those votes held on Tuesday of this week: While legalization failed to win majority approval in three of the states, it was approved in Maryland and Missouri.
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