Thursday, October 8, 2015

What You’re Supposed To Think Versus What You Think

by Jon Rappoport.  I could trace my 30 years of investigative reporting as one long project emanating from what people are supposed to think. What they’re supposed to think about nuclear weapons, pesticides, medical drugs, vaccines, presidential elections, major media, the CIA, U.S. foreign policy, mega-corporations, brain research, collectivism,  … MORE

U.S. Attorney General To Allow Police Departments To Keep The Number Of Citizens They Kill A Secret

by Jay Syrmopoulos.         Throwing dirt on inconvenient truths. In complete reversal of course from the stated position of her predecessor, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the federal government shouldn’t mandate police departments to report lethal shootings of civilians. Lynch’s statements diverge drastically from her predecessor Eric Holder,  ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Silk Road

From Free Country To Police State: Cal Mayor Forced To Give Up Electronics And Passwords To SFO Airport Gestapo

by Nathan Mattise.     Just a routine warrantless search. Stockton, California Mayor Anthony R. Silva attended a recent mayor's conference in China, but his return trip took a bit longer than usual. At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week, agents with the Department of Homeland Security detained Silva and confiscated his personal  ... MORE

Massachusetts Considers Fully-Informed Jury Legislation

Because justice is a result, not just a process.      A bill under consideration in the Massachusetts House would reaffirm the right of jury nullification by explicitly allowing defendants to tell jurors about their ability to nullify unjust or immoral laws. Introduced by Reps. Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleboro) and Paul Heroux (D-Attleboro), House  ... MORE

VIDEO: How To Create A Gun-Free America In 5 Steps

Trump Thinks Kelo-Style Eminent Domain Is 'Wonderful'

by Matt Welch.   The Donald is used to crushing the little guy. Tonight Donald Trump was asked by Fox News anchor Bret Baier, "What do you think of eminent domain?" Here was the GOP frontrunner's answer: I think eminent domain is wonderful, if you're building a highway, and you need to build, as an example, a highway, and you're going to be       ... MORE

John Stossel: Escaping Tyranny

The joy of thinking for yourself.  North Korea is called the "worst place on earth" for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway. In winter, they freeze. No one but the dictator has any true freedom, and no one is allowed to leave. One person who understands that is   ... MORE

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thomas Sowell: Charlatans And Sheep

A closer look at the dynamics of disparity.     One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some     ... MORE
Charlatans and Sheep: Part II                      Charlatans and Sheep Part III

Brendan O'Neill: Contempt For Free Speech - Why Are Students Cheering About The Massacre At Charlie Hebdo?

The sad decline of American principles.     I witnessed something genuinely disturbing at Trinity College Dublin last night: trendy, middle-class, liberal students cheering and whooping a man who had just given the closest thing I have yet heard to a justification for the massacre at Charlie HebdoIt was as part of a debate on the right to offend. I was    ... MORE

VIDEO: George Gilder - Why The Stimulus Didn't Work

A brilliant explanation in just under a minute.

Yes, The Second Amendment Protects Individual Rights

by Damon Root.    What the New Yorker gets wrong about guns and the Constitution. In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court recognized what numerous historians and legal scholars have been saying for many decades: Namely, that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution secures an individual right—not a collective one—to keep and bear arms. Yet despite  ... MORE

John Tierney: The Reign of Recycling

Recycling 40K plastic bottles offsets 1 flight.       If you live in the United States, you probably do some form of recycling. It’s likely that you separate paper from plastic and glass and metal. You rinse the bottles and cans, and you might put food scraps in a container destined for a composting facility. As you sort everything into the right bins,   ... MORE

VIDEO: Rand Paul Looks Forward From Here

Jacob Sullum: Prohibition Kills

Government bans make drugs more dangerous.  Remember the guy who bought 80-proof vodka that turned out to be 190-proof Everclear and died from alcohol poisoning? Probably not, because that sort of thing almost never happens in a legal drug market, where merchants or manufacturers who made such a substitution, whether           ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: CNN And The NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated The Afghan Hospital Attack

George W. Bush would have no such luck.       Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many media outlets and other organizations around the world have been stating this without    ... MORE

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Constitution Be Damned! Obama Administration And U.N. Announce Global Police Force To Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

by Pamela Geller.        On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws,    ... MORE