Nashville Libertarians hosted a booth at the Flatrock Festival. At the event we met a number of Libertarians. View Pictures of the event.
The TN Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the TN Highway Patrol, will be setting up checkpoints throughout Tennessee this weekend. If you are stopped at one of these checkpoints you will be asked for your papers, and likely administered a sobriety test which could include a forced blood sample!!! If you think you have nothing to worry about, keep in mind that TN DUI Officers have in the past have been warned to arrest more people "or else" which means they have every incentive to meet their quota. Once your blood and DNA is forcibly extracted from you it gets stored in a government database.
Here is the official release from the TN government -
Here is a list of when and where the checkpoints will be located:
If you should happen to not be able to avoid one of the "vampire checkpoints" listed at the above link please take the time to watch the following instructional videos in order to be prepared for your encounter.
10 rules for dealing with law enforcement:
7 rules for recording law enforcement:
DON'T TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT - PART I & II:
CITIZENS GUIDE TO SURVIVING POLICE ENCOUNTERS:
PRINT OUT THIS MINI POCKET CARD OF RIGHTS FOR YOUR WALLET OR GLOVE BOX:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN ENCOUNTERING LAW ENFORCEMENT (full version):
Video of how to get through a checkpoint:
Please forward this blog on to as many of your fellow Tennesseans that you know to keep them safe from government intrusion.
PS - Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey voted for this and admits his ignorance at how this could possibly be an invasion of privacy. See the video of his own words here
Conservative crank Ann Coulter has made a career out of bad manners, so it was no surprise when she slammed her libertarian hosts at the annual International Students for Liberty confab in February as “pussies.” That was almost a compliment, compared to “drunks” and “horny hicks,” two other terms Coulter has used to describe her political opponents.
A student raised Coulter’s ire by questioning her hawkish drug war stance: “How is it your business what I choose to put in my body?”
“It is my business when we are living in a welfare state,” Coulter responded. “Right now, I have to pay for…your health care. I have to pay your unemployment.…I have to pay for your food, for your housing.…Get rid of the welfare state, then we’ll talk about drug legalization.”
One doesn’t have to choose between the drug war and the welfare state. But if one must, the drug war is worse. The welfare state confiscates one individual’s wealth to give to another. That’s unfair. But putting people behind bars for smoking a joint that is less harmful than the alcohol and tobacco that Coulter pumps into her body is a travesty.
Lyft is a car-sharing/semi-pro taxi service.
How it works: You open an app on your smartphone to summon a driver to take you somewhere. A car with a big, fuzzy pink mustache affixed to its front arrives to pick you up. The person who picks you up is not a professional driver, but another Lyft user.
Lyft, which is only a year old, plans to use the $60 million to expand beyond its current markets.
The funding enters Lyft into more serious competition with Uber and GroundLink, another two startups with apps people can use to summon taxi rides. Uber has raised the most capital of the three, and has the lead in terms of adoption.
Andreessen Horowitz partner Scott Weiss, who is leading the deal for his firm, wrote a blog post about it. Read The Full Story