Are you still sending your kids to government indoctrination centers? Be careful that they're not picked up by CPS for some asinine reason because Child Protective Services is immoral. What's in the News with stories on a Vault 7 update, taxation of charity, LBRY saves 20,000 lectures, judicially supported tyranny, and the USDA is a terrorist organization. And, a How to Live a LAVA Lifestyle in a Statist Society segment on encrypting your hard drive and facial recognition.

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES 

[1:26]

Look, I know it's tough to homeschool. I've been there. It takes a lot of time, energy, extra cost, but it is wonderful and worth every bit of it. But, even if it weren't, it would all be worthwhile for one simple fact, my kids will never spend a single day being indoctrinated by government bureaucrats who only have the state's best interest at heart and not my child. Case in point, a 7-year-old boy in Ohio has been taken away from his parents because they dared to choose to exercise their right to make medical decisions for their own children.

Christian Maple, the father, is a big believer in the Constitution and individual rights, but says that when he asserted them, “they took them away.” This is just further proof that the Constitution is not worth the paper it was written on and that Lysander Spooner was right in No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority:

“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS

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In Vault 7 news, the CIA apparently reviewed several different popular anti-virus programs in some of the documents that were released by WikiLeaks. 

In taxation is theft news, the Internal Revenue Service is going after $19,000 in taxes from $50,000 that was donated to a lady to help pay for her travel and medical expenses related to her issues.

In ancap app update news, LBRY, the protocol that provides a completely decentralized network for discovering, distributing, and publishing all types of content and information, from books to movies, has taken a huge step to show the value of the product.

You can find out more about LBRY at lbry.io.

In New Hampshire It's Like This Too news, the New Hampshire Senate voted down a bill that would have upped the minimum wage to $12 per hour by late 2018. New Hampshire currently doesn’t have a state minimum wage and instead defaults to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour.

In judicially supported tyranny news, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a ruling saying that the Constitution does not necessarily require law enforcement officers to stop police dogs from brutally mauling innocent people.

In the USDA is a terror organization news, a 14-year-old boy and his dog came across an improvised explosive device in a field next to his private property. The dog is now dead and the boy could have been. Luckily he was only sprayed in his eye and on his clothing.

In gold is real money news, the LA County Sheriff's Department is switching their silver belt buckles for gold belt buckles, at a cost of $300,000 to the taxpayer.

In just leave the man alone news, Marion County Florida deputies helped apprehend an accused Vietnam War deserter. According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 75-year-old Linley Benson Lemburg lived in The Falls retirement community in Ocala under the false name William Michael Robertson for years.

In some LAVA Flow news, we now have some The LAVA Flow t-shirts available for sale at thelavaflow.com/swag!

HOW TO LIVE A LAVA LIFESTYLE IN A STATIST SOCIETY

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One of many things you can do to protect yourself in a statist society is to encrypt your computer and all of your files. This is a recommendation that is commonsensical. However, it seems that the United States has effectively outlawed file encryption by judicial rule.

An appeals court has denied the appeal of a person who is jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt files. The man has not been charged with anything but was ordered to hand over the unencrypted contents on police assertion of what the contents were. When this can result in lifetime imprisonment under “contempt of court”, the United States has effectively outlawed file-level encryption – without even going through Congress.

So please, encrypt your data. Get something like Veracrypt for free, or spend a few bucks and get something with some advanced features like Check Point Full Disk Encryption.

Also in relation to government technology, the FBI apparently has access to driver's license photos of tens of millions of American's driver's license photos for its facial recognition software.

 

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TEASER INTRO

Are you still sending your kids to government indoctrination centers? Be careful that they're not picked up by CPS for some asinine reason. What's in the News with stories on a Vault 7 update, taxation of charity, LBRY saves 20,000 lectures, judicially supported tyranny, and the USDA is a terrorist organization. And, a How to Live a LAVA Lifestyle in a Statist Society segment on encrypting your hard drive and facial recognition.

INTRO

“Welcome to The LAVA Flow, channeling the flow of information to the Libertarian, Anarcho-capitalist, Voluntaryist, and Agorist community. Find us at thelavaflow.com. Here’s your host, Rodger Paxton.”

Thank you for joining me this week, coming to you from the state that was the home of Goody Cole, the only witch ever convicted in New Hampshire, this is the show that will bring you the people, places, and events that everyone in the liberty revolution needs to know. You can catch me on Twitter @TheLAVAFlowPod.

This is episode fifty-eight, Child Protective Services is Immoral, and it's Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, when there have already been more than 285 people killed by police this year. What's Rustling My Jimmies this week? You're about to find out! Let’s Do It To It!

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

Look, I know it's tough to homeschool. I've been there. It takes a lot of time, energy, extra cost, but it is wonderful and worth every bit of it. But, even if it weren't, it would all be worthwhile for one simple fact, my kids will never spend a single day being indoctrinated by government bureaucrats who only have the state's best interest at heart and not my child. Case in point, a 7-year-old boy in Ohio has been taken away from his parents because they dared to choose to exercise their right to make medical decisions for their own children.

Camden, the 7-year-old boy, was apparently disruptive in class and was sent to the school counselor. Camden told the counselor that he was “upset because he felt that he was bad and wanted to erase himself from the earth.” After probing from this pitiful excuse for a counselor, Camden, a seven-year-old boy who makes up stories for his own comic strips came up with the idea that he would stab himself in the eye with a knife. This response prompted a call to his parents. The parents had a long talk with Camden. As Christian, his father, said:

Camden said that he did not want to hurt himself and just said that because he was upset and wanted to see what the counselor would say. The school thought we should have taken him to the hospital emergency room for a mental health evaluation, but upon assessing the situation and speaking to him at home, it was clear to us that he posed no threat to himself and just said it to get a rise out of the counselor. He has never said anything about harming himself prior to this incident or after. This was one time, one day…most likely repeating something he heard somewhere. If we really believed that he would have really hurt himself, then we would have taken him to be assessed. They’ve blown this way out of proportion.

The school phoned them the next morning to ask if they had taken him to the hospital. When they explained that they had had a long conversation with him and “addressed the situation,” the school demanded to know how they addressed it and what the content of their conversation was. When the parents told them that the details of the conversation was a private family matter, the school officials bristled and called CPS, claiming “neglect.”

Social workers called the Maples to investigate. They wanted to come into the home and talk with the children. Christian explained the situation and told them that Camden is fine. He also told them that an investigation would impose on their right to privacy and their “fundamental right of child rearing and medical decision making on behalf of [their] child, all of which have already been written into case law.” He also cited the 4th Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and told them that they would need a warrant before they would be allowed to enter his home or talk to the other children.

Two weeks after all this, on March 3, Christian received a phone call that there was an “Emergency Shelter Care” hearing later that day. At court, the Maples learned for the first time that the school had called CPS on 4 other occasions during the past year. Katie, Camden's step-mother, says that all of the allegations were false and “obviously completely made up. CPS never contacted us about these phone calls because they themselves admit that the calls were unsubstantiated."

Magistrate Jennifer Coatney reportedly told Katie in court: "You see what happens? This is what will happen to your other children if you do not cooperate." Now that is nothing more than a blatant threat. What a load of bullshit.

Later that day, social workers showed up at the Maple home with 8 armed police officers and every intention of taking Camden into state custody. The Maples felt that they had no choice but to comply. CPS seized Camden and placed him with a relative.

The court has ordered that Christian and Katie complete a psychological evaluation and a drug and alcohol evaluation. They are also to be randomly drug tested. Neither has any history or so much as an allegation, of any drug or alcohol abuse or mental health issue. They have completed the evaluations, which all came back clean. They said that their psychological evaluator was “thoroughly confused” as to why they were even there.

Camden has also been subjected to both a physical and a mental health evaluation. From what the family has gathered, there are no concerns with the results, and no services have been ordered for Camden based on the results. However, social worker Katie Pyle reportedly stated to the Maples that she would like to see Camden do counseling at the school “just to make sure that he doesn’t have thoughts of harming himself.”

As of today, Camden is still not home with his family. He was literally kidnapped by men in costumes nearly four weeks ago and is not allowed to have contact with his parents. It breaks my heart thinking about how scared this child must be after being ripped from his family in such a way. If this were my youngest, he would be terrified right now.

This kid said nothing that any number of imaginative kids haven't said before. Kids say all sorts of things to test reactions. It is expected of kids and normal. What is not normal is for adults to behave the way they have over this. The sad part is that the child here is acting like more of an adult than the statists representing the state.

Christian Maple, the father, is a big believer in the Constitution and individual rights, but says that when he asserted them, “they took them away.” This is just further proof that the Constitution is not worth the paper it was written on and that Lysander Spooner was right in No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority:

“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”

If it allows for men to kidnap a child from a family for no cause like this, then the Constitution isn't even worth wiping my ass with. Is that crass? Yes. It it true? 100%.

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS

In Vault 7 news, the CIA apparently reviewed several different popular anti-virus programs in some of the documents that were released by WikiLeaks.

The good news is that most of the vulnerabilities mentioned in these documents have already been repaired by the anti-virus companies, but it makes you wonder what vulnerabilities haven't been caught yet. For example, a flaw that was fixed years ago, "enables [the CIA] to bypass Kaspersky's protections." Another flaw in the AVG anti-virus software was called "totally sweet" by the CIA was a theoretical bypass of the AVG scanning engine. This flaw has also been repaired. Same with Kaspersky Lab anti-virus as well.

Interestingly, the F-Secure product was called a "lower tier product that causes us minimal difficulty." Instead of speak to that issue, an officer at F-Secure tried to change the subject to the CIA's decision not to warn anti-virus companies about the flaws in their products. This concerns me. You would think the first comment would be that they have patched issues instead of changing the topic. I recommend staying away from F-Secure.

Out of all of the programs listed, it seems that BitDefender was the toughest for the CIA to crack. BitDefender is a Romanian product, and it seemed to cause the CIA hackers a lot of trouble. Bitdefender representative Marius Buterchi said the only conclusion to draw was that "we are detecting the CIA tools."

In taxation is theft news, the Internal Revenue Service is going after $19,000 in taxes from $50,000 that was donated to a lady to help pay for her travel and medical expenses related to her issues.

Casey Charf, 20 years old, survived a horrible car accident that broke her neck and back in several places. During tests and scans to check for accident injuries, doctors discovered tumors hidden throughout Casey’s body. She had no idea she had cancer.

March 30, 2015, the IRS notified Charf that what she'd collected through the GoFundMe account should’ve been claimed as income. Of the nearly $50,000 the government wants $15,457 in back taxes and another $3,676 in penalties and interest. In total, the letter indicates the Charfs owe the IRS $19,133 by April 29th.

Casey said, “We've already used that money for my doctors’ bills and everything that I've needed. It's donations, it's not income. So how can they tax you on that? I don't get it.” How can they tax you on it? Because they own you and they own the people who donated. They can take a product of your labor or the labor of others who donated to you by force, and like it or not, that means they own you.

In ancap app update news, LBRY, the protocol that provides a completely decentralized network for discovering, distributing, and publishing all types of content and information, from books to movies, has taken a huge step to show the value of the product.

When a judge told the University of California at Berkeley that it had to delete 20,000 lectures from it's YouTube channel, LBRY copied the videos before they were removed and made them permanently available for free. The video had to be removed, according to the judge, because Berkeley didn't take the thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars needed to caption all of them pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. So, instead of having access for the majority of the world for free, these videos were pulled down because of two deaf employees at a different college.

But, no more! LBRY has made sure that the videos are freely available and discoverable by all, without reliance on any one entity to provide them. The full catalog of videos is 4 terabytes. You can find out more about LBRY at lbry.io.

In New Hampshire It's Like This Too news, the New Hampshire Senate voted down a bill that would have upped the minimum wage to $12 per hour by late 2018. New Hampshire currently doesn’t have a state minimum wage and instead defaults to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. Nineteen states across the country began the year with higher minimum wages.

Earlier this month in the state House of Representatives, a bill to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 in January and $12 by 2019 was also downed, by a 193-163 vote.

In 2011, the legislature repealed the state’s minimum wage. Efforts since then to re-establish a state rate have been repeatedly defeated.

In judicially supported tyranny news, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a ruling saying that the Constitution does not necessarily require law enforcement officers to stop police dogs from brutally mauling innocent people. If it stands, the decision would ensure that a homeless man who was disfigured by a police dog will not be able to sue a police officer who knew the man was innocent and allowed the dog to continue attacking him.

This case goes back to 2010, when Office Terence Garrison and his cop dog were tracking a robbery suspect in High Point, North Carolina. The dog led the cop to an abandoned house then attacked a man crouched behind a bush near the front stoop. The cop quickly realized that the man did not match the physical description of the suspect. In fact, he was Christopher Maney, a homeless man accused of no crime. But Garrison decided that the man might still be dangerous, so he demanded that Maney show his hands before calling off the dog. But Maney was using his hands to try to protect himself against the dog and pleaded with Garrison to stop the dog’s attack, insisting that he had done nothing wrong. After allowing the mauling to continue for 10 seconds, Garrison finally told the dog to stop. He then put Maney in handcuffs and called medical support.

Maney arrived at the hospital in critical condition. The dog bit the top of his head, tearing away a two-square-inch section of hair, skin, and tissue that ultimately required a nearly 16-inch skin graft. Deep bites on Maney’s arm and thigh led to a brachial artery blood clot and profuse bleeding, bruising, and swelling.

Maney sued Garrison, alleging a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seizures. Under the Fourth Amendment, a dog bite qualifies as a seizure of the person, and Maney argued that Garrison prolonged the biting for an unreasonable amount of time. But the 4th Circuit concluded that Garrison was shielded from the lawsuit by qualified immunity, meaning he did not violate a “clearly established” constitutional right. According to the majority, Fourth Amendment precedents do not unambiguously prohibit officers from “prolong[ing] a dog bite seizure until a subject complies with orders to surrender.” The majority analogized the mauling to a “Terry stop,” during which an officer may briefly stop and frisk individuals on the basis of “reasonable suspicion.”

What the actual fuck? A Terry stop? Allowing a dog to continue to maul an innocent human being who is not resisting in any way is a Terry Stop? What will they think of next? "I only shot him in the chest, not the head, so that was just a Terry stop." This is just disgusting to me. This is court approved terror and mutilation.

In the USDA is a terror organization news, a 14-year-old boy and his dog came across an improvised explosive device in a field next to his private property. The dog is now dead and the boy could have been. Luckily he was only sprayed in his eye and on his clothing.

The US Department of Agriculture apparently plants cyanide bombs, I shit you not, to control coyotes and other predators. These are called M-44s, and they are spring-activated devices that release the deadly gas when they are activated through upward pressure or pulling. In the area of Idaho where this incident happened, there were no neighborhood notifications and the local law enforcement wasn't notified either. There was no sign or posting of any kind near where the devices are planted. I assume the USDA is afraid the coyotes can read and don't want to warn them away. That's the only logical reason they didn't put some sort of sign up notifying people about these devices. This specific device was just 300 yards from the family home and was planted on the border of their property.

R. Andre Bell, a spokesman for the US Department of Agriculture, said in a statement, “Wildlife Services understands the close bonds between people and their pets and sincerely regrets such losses. Wildlife Services has removed M-44s in that immediate area … and is completing a thorough review of the circumstances of this incident … to determine whether improvements can be made to reduce the likelihood of similar occurrences happening in the future.”

Maybe like putting up a fucking sign? And before you go off on me and tell me I'm scare mongering by calling these things IEDs, go take a look at the pictures of these devices in the article I've linked to. These things look just like some booby-trapped sort of device you would see from a guerrilla warfare soldier. Fuck these guys in the neck for putting this anywhere near someone's home without letting them know and without marking them in some way. This is beyond the pale.

In gold is real money news, the LA County Sheriff's Department is switching their silver belt buckles for gold belt buckles, at a cost of $300,000 to the taxpayer.

But the taxpayer dollars won’t go toward tools such as higher-quality ballistic vests, backup guns or body cameras, all of which are optional items that deputies have to pay for on their own.

Instead, Sheriff Jim McDonnell is spending the money on a minor cosmetic makeover of deputies’ uniforms: changing the color of their belt buckles and other metal pieces of gear from silver color to gold color. That way, the metallic bits — all made of brass — will match the gold-hued tie clips, lapel pins and six-pointed star badges that deputies already wear. Because, you know, you have to violate civil rights in style! How can they be expected to harass people who have harmed no one and beat the shit out of people when their jewelry doesn't fucking match? Give me a fucking break.

Sgt. Mike Ramirez, the department’s uniform coordinator, said he’s seen first-hand how a messy uniform can invite violence. He described a scenario in which one of his former partners, who looked “disheveled” and typically wore a more casual style of uniform than he did, was singled out by a suspect for a fight. This has got to be the most ignorant statement I've ever heard a cop say in my life, and I've heard a lot of stupid shit said by cops. This whole thing just pisses me off. Of all the things a police department should be worried about, this is the one? And they wonder why people are fed up with their bullshit.

In just leave the man alone news, Marion County Florida deputies helped apprehend an accused Vietnam War deserter. According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 75-year-old Linley Benson Lemburg lived in The Falls retirement community in Ocala under the false name William Michael Robertson for years.

Deputies then transported him to Mac Dill AirForce Base in Tampa for questioning. According to MacDill AirForce Base Spokesman Terry Montrose, Lemburg will be court-martialed on formal charges of desertion from a post in the United States in 1972.

According to Marion County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lauren Lettelier, "Whether he has defrauded the government in any way shape or form will have to be investigated. We'll have to see what happened."

Another spokesman says, "He must have lived a horrible life knowing he did that -- he must have been sorry." A horrible life? Are you serious right now? I hope he lived a magnificent life and that some lives may have been spared in that horrible war because of his desertion.

Ironically, Lemburg's position when he was reported AWOL was that of an agent whose job it was to track down deserters. I'd love to buy this man a drink for realizing that what he was doing was immoral and running away. I hope he gets out of this okay, otherwise, he will likely die in prison. What a shame.

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HOW TO LIVE A LAVA LIFESTYLE IN A STATIST SOCIETY

One of many things you can do to protect yourself in a statist society is to encrypt your computer and all of your files. This is a recommendation that is commonsensical. However, it seems that the United States has effectively outlawed file encryption by judicial rule.

An appeals court has denied the appeal of a person who is jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt files. The man has not been charged with anything but was ordered to hand over the unencrypted contents on police assertion of what the contents were. When this can result in lifetime imprisonment under “contempt of court”, the United States has effectively outlawed file-level encryption – without even going through Congress.

Authorities are justifying the continued detention of this person – this uncharged person – with two arguments that are seemingly contradictory: First, they say they already know in detail what documents are on the drive, so the person’s guilt is a “foregone conclusion”, and second, they refuse to charge him until they have said documents decrypted. This does not make sense: either they have enough evidence to charge, in which case they should, or they don’t have enough evidence, in which case there’s also not enough evidence to claim with this kind of certainty there are illegal documents on the drive.

Without going through Congress, without public debate, without anything, the fuzzy “contempt of court” has been used to outlaw encryption of files. When authorities can jail you indefinitely – indefinitely! – for encrypting files out of their reach, the net effect of this is that file level encryption has been outlawed.

As Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Pirate Party and head of Privacy at Private Internet Access, the company that makes the VPN software that I personally use, said,

So were there illegal documents on the drive? We don’t know. That’s the whole point. But we do know that you can be sent to prison on a mere assertion of what’s on your drive, without even a charge – effectively for life, even worse than the UK law which will jail you for up to five years for refusing to decrypt and which at least has some semblance of due process.

The point here isn’t that the man “was probably a monster”. The point is that the authorities claimed that there was something on his encrypted drive, and used that assertion as justification to send him to prison for life (unless he complies), with no charges filed. There’s absolutely nothing saying the same US authorities won’t claim the same thing about your drive tomorrow. Falsely, most likely. The point is that, with this ruling, it doesn’t matter.

Privacy remains your own responsibility.

Thankfully, encryption of transmissions, like with a VPN, has never been threatened this way – transmissions are transient in nature and therefore can’t be seized.

Now, I am going to give you some advice and take it with a grain of salt because I'm no lawyer. Encrypt your data anyway. Encrypt your entire hard drive. Encrypt your flash drives, disks, or anything else that may have data on it, no matter how innocuous. Do this for privacy. Do it for peace of mind. But most importantly, do it to give yourself a bargaining chip. This way you get to decide how important your data is and who has access to it, even if you have to choose behind bars like this guy is. Apparently, his secrets are worth enough to him for him to sit behind bars. If your data isn't encrypted, you have no such choice if they have hands on your devices and drives.

So please, encrypt your data. Get something like Veracrypt for free, or spend a few bucks and get something with some advanced features like Check Point Full Disk Encryption.

Also in relation to government technology, the FBI apparently has access to driver's license photos of tens of millions of American's driver's license photos for its facial recognition software. After being grilled by the House of Representatives’ government oversight committee, FBI spokesperson Kimberly Del Greco responded to several questions with statements that contradict what is currently known about the scope and capabilities of the agency’s face recognition programs.

Del Greco stated when asked by committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) whether the FBI was collecting or storing photos of innocent people from other sources, like social media, “The only information the FBI has and have collected in our database are criminal mugshot photos. We do not have any other photos in our repository.”

“That’s not true,” Chaffetz replied.

According to a comprehensive report released last year by researchers at Georgetown Law, roughly half of all Americans have their photos accessible by a law enforcement face recognition system. The report found that 16 states grant the FBI free access to driver’s license photos for its Next Generation Identification and Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation (FACE) photo-searching systems. The House Oversight Committee also recently learned that two additional states — Arizona and Maryland — have been added, bringing the total to 18 states.

The hearing’s panelists quickly concurred that even if the FBI doesn’t directly control some of the photo databases, it can still easily access them with no independent oversight. Agreements with the Department of Motor Vehicles in 18 states currently allow the agency’s face-matching system to freely access residents’ driver’s license photos in order to conduct virtually unlimited face recognition searches, according to Alvaro Bedoya, a surveillance researcher who sat on the panel, and a coauthor of the Georgetown Law face recognition report.

“Who owns and operates a database matters a lot less than who uses it and how it’s used,” Bedoya said.

Jennifer Lynch, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that Del Greco’s statement is false, noting the FBI repository does in fact include the photos of people not suspected of any crime. She referred to a section of the Georgetown report, which is based on FBI documents showing that photos of non-criminals comprise roughly 16% of the FBI’s NGI database.

“What scares me is the FBI and the [Justice Department] trying to proactively collect everyone’s face,” Chaffetz said.

Well no shit that's scary. It should be. 18 states that we know of are already allowing the FBI to dip into their databases, and no telling how many we don't know about, or who are going to be allowing it soon. New Hampshire, thankfully, doesn't have my picture in their database because we can opt out of allowing them to keep it here. But, there are very few states that allow for that. If your state allows for it, I recommend that you take advantage of it for as long as you possibly can. The way things are going, we may not have that luxury soon. Once we lose this right, it will be up to you if you want your face in their database and drive unlicensed or stop driving altogether, at least until driverless cars get here.

OUTRO

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