Showing posts with label Afghanistan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Afghanistan. Show all posts

Dec 21, 2018


Because a citizen filmed it, cop found guilty for punting handcuffed teen’s head like a football

fromCreators: "In all of FDA's history, I am unable to find a single instance where a congressional committee investigated the failure of FDA to approve a new drug."
Police State America

Congress ramps up war on sex workers and their customers with four new 'protection' laws

fromReason: A national strategy for arresting sex buyers and letting local cops wiretap sex workers are among the approved changes. Government supports anything that empowers them at the individual's expense.
Regulation Nation     Police State America      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Cops can't ignore New Mexico's ban on civil forfeiture, court rules

fromForbes: "In all of FDA's history, I am unable to find a single instance where a congressional committee investigated the failure of FDA to approve a new drug."
Police State America

Walter E Williams: FDA policies kill

fromCreators: "In all of FDA's history, I am unable to find a single instance where a congressional committee investigated the failure of FDA to approve a new drug."
Regulation Nation

It looks like Trump Is about to pull the U.S. out of Afghanistan too

fromReason: After announcing draw-down from Syria, the president may be seriously contemplating getting out of Afghanistan as well.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Why men support marijuana legalization more than women do

fromWashingtonPost: What best explains the gender gap in marijuana attitudes is the gender gap in marijuana use. Men report using marijuana more often than women.

August 25, 2018


52.1% of kids live in households getting means-tested government assistance

fromCNSNews: Will they be called The Welfare Generation? Today,  growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take "means-tested assistance" from the government.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Let there be light bulbs! Trump looks to flip switch on Obama

fromWND: An Obama administration decision to ban incandescent light bulbs was based on a misunderstanding of the law, according to DOE, meaning those faithful products that had been in use for a century may be returning.
Regulation Nation

The United States' perpetual war in Afghanistan

fromForeignAffairs: Why long wars no longer generate a backlash at home.
Defense Versus The War Machine

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - South Africa's Racist Land Grab

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Nearly 30 years after Apartheid, South Africa returns to racist policies, confiscating the land of whites without compensation. So far, the U.S. government has no problem with this.
The Government is Not Us

Why Cohen and the rest take whatever plea deal they can

fromArmstrongEconomics: 97 percent of ALL federal convictions plead to whatever the prosecutor tells them to say. If not, you go to prison for most of your life. In the 1970s, the conviction rate was 72%. Today, it is 98.7%.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Battlefield America: The ongoing war on the American people

fromRutherfordInstitute: When you’re a prisoner in your own town, unable to move freely, kept off the streets, issued a curfew at night, there can be no mistaking the prison walls closing in.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

April 25, 2016

Is the U.S. government evil? You tell me

fromRutherfordInstitute: This is a government that treats its citizens like faceless statistics and economic units to be bought, sold, traded, tracked, tortured, and eventually eliminated once they’ve outgrown their usefulness.
The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Educational fraud continues

fromCreators: "I'm not sure about what can be done about education. But the first step toward any solution is for the American people to be aware of academic fraud at every level of education."
Indoctrination and Censorship

Public transit becomes another tool for total government surveillance

fromReason: City’s new bus system comes with 24-7 camera feeds.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Former federal prosecutor: Pay attention to what Andrew McCabe lied about

fromTownhall: After nearly two years of digging, there is still no proof of Trump-campaign collusion in Russian election-meddling. But we have collusion all right.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trump assured Rand Paul that he intends to end wars in Afghanistan and Syria

fromGatewayPundit: Paul reversed course and voted for Mike Pompeo to become Secretary of State after assurances that President Trump intends to end the wars in Syria and Afghanistan and reform FISA.
Defense Versus The War Machine      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Man's joke video of dog giving Nazi salute lands him U.K. hate speech fine

fromReason: Court feels "menaced" by a pug. The Brits seem a bit tightly wound.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

7 Ways The Government Wasted Your Tax Dollars Last Year

by Bre Payton. The federal government spent millions subsidizing Donald Trump’s new hotel, building a useless gas station in Afghanistan, and funding a study on the dating habits of senior citizens, according to a new report by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). The above findings are three of 100 ways the feds blew taxpayer dollars on ridiculous projects  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Bitter After-Taste

Squandering the sacrifice of soldiers.       The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or   ... MORE

The NSA Captures Nearly Every Phone Call In Afghanistan

by Jacob Kastrenakes.     The US National Security Agency has been recording nearly every phone call made in Afghanistan, according to WikiLeaks. The recordings are being made as part of the same program that was reported earlier this week to be capturing nearly every call in the Bahamas, as well as phone records from Mexico,    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Another Galling Betrayal

It doesn't have to be this way.       The Afghanistan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists — as well as those Americans who have returned home with arms or legs missing,  ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Our Wasted Effort In Afghanistan

What the world's only superpower cannot fix.     The United States government and the Taliban don't agree on much, but they have found one point of convergence: Both think someone needs to get a hose and put out the flames engulfing Hamid Karzai's pants. The Afghan president has often criticized the Americans for carrying out     ... MORE

Obama Shamelessly Exploits Wounded Vets In Big Speech

by Nick Gillespie.     The most emotionally powerful moment in Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was also its most morally dubious. The nation’s commander in chief drew attention to a wounded warrior while eliding any responsibility for placing the young man in harm’s way. A record number of Americans – 60 percent – think the government  ... MORE

The Bradley Manning Verdict: What You Should Know

by Marcy Wheeler.    “I believed that if the general public, especially the American public, had access to the information contained within [the military’s own databases], it could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan.” That is — according to a statement Bradley       ... MORE

Defending The World, Bankrupting Ourselves

by Steve Chapman.     The argument for leaving 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014 is more or less reasonable on its face. The Kabul government is fragile; our gains might be reversed; the Afghan military is not ready to stand on its own. Here's the unreasonable, unavoidable part: If we don't leave then, we probably never will. The lesson of the past ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Cleaning Obama's Bloodstains

Blood is staining the globe.    Not the blood of terrorists (enemies of America), but the blood of innocent Americans. We cannot resuscitate our loved ones. We can only attempt to clean President Obama’s bloodstains by removing him—and all who think like him—from public office. There is no need to “judge” Obama’s heart to realize that he is unfit to lead;   ... MORE