Pentagon declares ‘professional’ war on independent military newspapers…
Canadian rock band Skinny Puppy bills Pentagon for Guantanamo royalties…

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L.A. IRONY: Dumb people line up for “Dumb Starbucks” coffee…
REVIEW: ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ shines in third season…

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Off the Grid: Jesse Ventura announces new show where he hides (poorly) from American drones…
VIDEO…

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Obama’s massive $955B “Swiss Army Knife” farm bill

On Friday February 7th, President Obama signed a farm bill that has an estimated cost of $954.6 billion.

The President and other supporters claim the bill will reduce the deficit by $23 billion over the next ten years, though the National Taxpayers Union points out, “it is highly unlikely that taxpayers will reap any so-called ‘savings’ from the almost $1 trillion spending bill.” see more…

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PROHIBITION WHIMPER: 20 states pushing for cannabis legalization in 2014…
Lawmakers push for eased banking regulations…

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Phones, Browsers, and Search Engines Get a Privacy Overhaul…

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NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as ‘pivotal experiment’…
INFALLIBILITY COMPLEX: Broken Olympic opening rings were dubbed over by producers in “open secret” change to reality…
American snowboarder takes first gold medal…

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January 2014 Hammer of Truth sticker numbers

** Okay, so the period of unashamed sticker pimping is over. But not before the stats. **

In January we gave away a grand total of… 74 stickers.

Yes, yes, I know it’s starting to push it with the sticker posts here at Hammer of Truth, but after this I assure you it will be the last one (from me) for a while.

Thanks in order:

  • Thanks to all the local folks who are rocking them on their dogs and cars and skis and computers and office cubicles and stuff.
  • Thanks to the Robin Hood of Colorado Springs. We’ve already heard one political rapper on the scene and it was thrilling to hear libertarian lyrics live while being able to point to a HoT sticker.
  • Thanks to Geovanni Machado of Machado Customs in Colorado Springs for giving us a deal so fantastic we could swing a whole bunch of free ones for any and all who ask.
  • Thanks to Ginsburg for single-handedly stickering 28 people in one night.
  • There’s probably more, but this isn’t a fucking awards show…

For my part, in addition to boasting our over 12 years of quality libertarian prose and doing programming on the back-end, I’m still the primary provider of what interesting news I can find from the confines of a 9 to 5er (well, a 10 to 6er, it’s a flexible gig as a pollster programmer). I have already noticed an uptick in 2014 as the elections begin to really wind up and fire up new libertarians fill our ranks here and everywhere else online.

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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals…

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Rand Paul demands Dems return money raised by ‘sexual predator’ Bill Clinton…
David Axelrod wants Democratic donors to stop donating to Hillary Clinton’s team…

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Poll: More Americans ‘Can’t Live Without’ Laptops, Smartphones Than Sex…

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FIGHT CLUB: George Zimmerman to face DMX in ‘€˜celebrity’€™ boxing match… (ed: anyone who thinks this is a good idea, I’d be willing to box them)

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Libertarian wing of GOP gains strength in Congress…
GOP embracing limited government, civil liberties-conscious platform may not be genuine…
CO: LP/GOP unified in repealing flawed election law…

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Sedate Super Bowl ads upstaged by a coat…
Move over Macklemore: NFL legend Joe Namath pops some tags at the Super Bowl…
PETA not amused…

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Take a short survey, get a free Hammer of Truth sticker

Eagle-eyed Hammer of Truth readers may have noticed our facebook sticker giveaway linked up for a week in January. We ended up giving out three of our new stickers right as they came off the press.

Apparently the software/app we used at facebook was a total failure and only two people were able to even submit an entry. One person appears to join every giveaway the app announces, and never got back to us when we asked for shipping info. Oh darn. Lame, we know.

HoT has upped the stupendous sticker selection to five colors:

white, pink, yellow, silver and gold

Today we’re launching new sticker distribution abilities, and simultaneously unveiling Hammer of Truth Asks, our own political polling platform based on LimeSurvey.

Hammer of Truth Asks will be occasionally polling opinions like the big boys (except with more than two party ID choices). Because really, we’ve looked at all this polling stuff and determined it’s not all that hard. Well, it is actually rather difficult and it took entirely too long to customize and install and making one short survey took all day and statistics should be scientific and precise… well all you want to know is “Does it works?”

It does:

If you’re in the U.S., Canada or Mexico… get your free sticker now!

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Taking Sense Away: Jason Harrington recounts time at TSA

On Jan. 4, 2010, The New York Times ran an opinion piece by TSA agent Jason Edward Harrington titled, “To Stop a Terrorist: No Lack of Ideas.

This caused Harrington’s supervisor, the federal security director at Chicago O’Hare, to have a meeting with him; a meeting that Harrington explained was usually followed by termination.

The supervisor told him, “The problem we have here is that you identified yourself as a TSA employee.”

Harrington explained his reaction and the ensuing conversation:

“[I knew] self-identifying as a government employee in a public forum may be grounds for termination.”

“I was shocked. I had been sure the letter would fall under the aegis of public concern, but it looked as though my boss wanted to terminate me.”

I scrambled for something to say. “I thought the First Amendment applied here.”

She leaned back in her chair, hands up, palms outfaced. Now she was on the defensive.

“I’m not trying to tread upon your First Amendment rights,” she said. “All I’m saying is: Couldn’t you have run those First Amendment rights past the legal department first?”

Harrington wasn’t fired, and continued working for the TSA for 3 more years. see more…

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John Elway bombshell: Beliefs align with GOP
VIDEO…
Led Payton Manning recruitment to Denver Broncos…

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Chris Christie booed at Times Square Super Bowl rally…
TESTIMONY: “evidence exists tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference.”

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Why the South fell apart in the snow…
ATL: TIMELAPSE MAP OF TRAFFIC FREEZE…
Slowly getting back to normal…
Georgia officials under fire for actions before, during, after snow…

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Introducing HoT’s newest contributor: Chad Ginsburg

In fact, I’ll let Chad Ginsburg introduce himself with this fantastic video presented at Liberty First earlier this month. It gets a little long with the Q&A going on towards the end, but it’s one of the best examples of the Colorado Springs political scene (Liberty First is a bi-monthly meeting often frequented by GOP candidates seeking votes and “buzz”). Chad’s a genial libertarian and a natural showman and I’m eager to exploit nurture that.

Welcome aboard Chad, and thanks for being a rock star by helping hand out a bajillion Hammer of Truth stickers already.

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You WOULD download a car: Acura releases 3D files for latest NSX…

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#NO1CURR: State of the Union draws 33.3 million viewers, lowest since 2000…

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MAG: This Is Rand Paul’s Moment…

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