Showing posts with label China. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China. Show all posts

September 27, 2018


Empowering personal liberty, not systems of control, solves societal problems

fromAbovetheLaw: China is developing a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, "social credit" will bring great opportunities — for others, punishment. Coming to a tyranny near you?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: The Trouble with Google

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: We know one entity proven to interfere with American elections and support the most oppressive communist dictatorship in the world.
Media Bias on Parade              Government is Watching Every Move You Make

A federal court rules that IRS agents who demanded to watch a woman use the bathroom were clearly violating standards of decency. The government appeals.

fromTheDailyBell: The IRS literally tried to justify this ritualistic degradation of an innocent human being’s most basic dignity by calling it ‘standard procedure’. Public service or pervert service?
The Government is Not Us

Digital dictatorship: China exerts control over population through "social credit" system

fromZeroHedge: China is developing a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, "social credit" will bring great opportunities — for others, punishment. Coming to a tyranny near you?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Michelle Obama encourages people who "know nothing about nothing" to vote

fromInfowars: Democrats unveil their voter registration strategy for the midterms.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation has exposed the Democrats as threat to Constitution

fromAmericanSpectator: This is disgusting on a scale we may never have experienced in modern American history — for which one side in our politics is responsible.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

September 23, 2018


Trump's latest tariffs are about to hit you where it really hurts

fromBusinessInsider: For the first time, consumer goods are going to be directly hit by the new 10% duty, likely causing an immediate increase in prices for US shoppers.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

China's chilling 'social credit system' is straight out of dystopian sci-fi, and it's already switched on

fromScienceAlert: Coming to a tyranny near you?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Meet the robot lawyer fighting fines, fees, and red tape

fromReason: DoNotPay is launching a "denial of service attack on the legal system to make it better."
Regulation Nation

State migration increasingly driven by taxes

fromReason: Tax competition between states is alive and well. Taxpayers in California, considered domestic livestock by the ruling class, must choose if living in a beautiful state is worth relentless exploitation.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Why electric vehicles are paper straw dumb

fromEricPetersAuto: Car companies no longer build cars for the market; they build them to satisfy the government.
Regulation Nation

Marine Le Pen furious after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

fromReason: The attack on free speech hits another level in France. Psychiatric test ordered in response to politically incorrect truth. Not even an allegation of falsehood. Coming to a police state near you?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

September 20, 2018


Bone chilling footage shows the horrific tyranny Google is now secretly fostering in China

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Based on the history of how China treats its dissidents, Google could soon be complicit in the state-sponsored torture and murder of people for their political and religious views. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Colion Noir - The State of Discourse in America

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Rubin Report, Colion Noir joins Dave to discuss the divisive nature of discourse in America, the image of black men and self-empowerment that comes with responsible gun ownership. 
2nd Amendment Assaults     Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Capitalism makes us more humane

fromMises: There is a reason Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are saving them from hurricanes. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Deep State unmasked: State Department on hidden cam, “resist everything,” “I have nothing to lose”

fromProjectVeritas: Today, Project Veritas released the first installment in an undercover video investigation series unmasking the deep state. 
The Government is Not Us

Philadelphia will dismantle Its asset forfeiture program and pay $3 million to victims

fromReason: Government's favorite legalized theft program gets shit-canned in Philly. Let's hope justice is a concept that catches on. 
Police State America     Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Three cheers for price gouging during Hurricane Florence

fromReason: So called "price-gouging" is really supply and demand. High prices attract much needed resources to the area and improve the lives of the suffering. Would you rather pay $3 for a bottle of water or have none at all? 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 27, 2016

FBI won’t reveal extent of illegal “geek squad” spying

fromTheDailyBell: As hard as the FBI tries, people’s rights keep getting in the way of their investigations!
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

A list of 97 taxes Americans pay every year

fromTaxesVersusLiquidity: It is like death by a thousand paper cuts.  Politicians have become extremely creative in finding ways to extract money from all of us, and most Americans don't even realize what is being done to them.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Diversity and Inclusion Harm II

fromTheDailyBell: In recent years, the Federal Aviation Administration has also become consumed by diversity and inclusion -- much to the detriment of our safety.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

John Stossel: Chinese Big Brother

fromTheDailyBell: The Chinese government monitors your web activity and gives you a grade. Your purchases, social interactions and political activity will determine what privileges you get. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Harley-Davidson to shift production overseas to offset EU tariffs

fromTheWallStreetJournal: The folly of Trump tariffs. Motorcycle maker said tariffs of 31% the EU enacted last week would raise the cost of each motorcycle it ships there from the U.S. by about $2,200.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The army took over the spigots, forcing thirsty Venezuelans to pay

fromBloomberg: End stage socialism is an exercise in economic cannibalism.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

April 7, 2016

Trump rolls out a massive list of tariffs for $50 billion worth of Chinese products

fromLewRockwell.com: Life is about to get more expensive thanks to Trump. A 25% tariff will apply to roughly $50 billion worth of goods coming from China. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

New surveillance camera software allows law enforcement to identify groups of people in real-time

fromActivistPost: Imagine walking down a public street on your way to dinner with your family; now imagine police knowing exactly who you are and the names and ages of every family member.
Police State America

The illegal war in Syria and Trump’s awful embrace of the Saudis

fromTheAmericanConservative: Our military should not be serving as the Saudis’ mercenary army.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Andrew Napolitano: What Is Robert Mueller Looking For?

fromLewRockwell.com: When such an indicted person can then be persuaded to turn on his former colleagues in return for a lesser charge or a lighter sentence, prosecutors can have a field day. This is a form of bribery.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Does the US Post Office really lose $1.46 per package that it delivers for Amazon?

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: President Trump is on the warpath in attack mode against Amazon. He claims that the U.S. Post Office loses money every time it delivers an Amazon package.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Illinois town votes to ban assault weapons, fine violators up to $1,000 per day

fromCBSNews: Town creates hundreds of criminals overnight with new revenue scheme.
Police State America     2nd Amendment Assaults

March 22, 2016

Poll shows Americans waking up, majority now suspects unelected shadow government in charge

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A recent poll shows that both parties are waking up to the unelected shadow government that forms policy in secret and spies on its own citizens.
The Government is Not Us

Voters In Illinois' Cook County approve marijuana legalization ballot measure

fromForbes: Even though the president is convinced the people have too much freedom, the once sovereign citizens seem to disagree.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Government's option destroyers target menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigs

fromCreators: The FDA banned certain flavors in cigarettes in 2009, but menthol was excluded from those new rules, as were other tobacco products.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

John Stossel: China's freedom-crushing 'social credit score'

fromReason: Americans should be wary of something similar.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Trump's 'tough' drug policies are not smart

fromCreators: Trump's plan is heavy on tactics that have already failed. For instance, he favors "spending a lot of money" on "very, very bad commercials" that will "scare" kids away from drugs."
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

Obama and Trump insiders reveal Facebook ALLOWED them BOTH to spy on you

fromGovtSlaves: Facebook specifically granted the Obama administration access because, according to Davidsen, Facebook was “on our side.” 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

February 5, 2018


California to treat homeschoolers like child abusers, reveals plans for involuntary home visits

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: State lawmakers believe parents who homeschool their children are more likely to become child abusers and should be subjected to involuntary home visits to prove they are acceptable parents.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

If you think the Nunes memo will 'discredit' FBI and DOJ, you haven't been paying attention

fromReason: The FBI and Justice Department lost credibility a long time ago.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Police State America    The Government is Not Us

Trey Gowdy: ‘I’ve been a pretty lousy politician’

fromTheHill: Politics is no place for a man of principle.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Corruption@FBI 7

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Nunes memo detailing how the FBI deployed a fake dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on an opposition presidential campaign is dissected and discussed.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Government is Not Us

Blackness as disability: the next level of victimhood

fromNationalCenterForPublicPolicyReasearch: Left-wing racism on display for all to see.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

What it’s like to live in a surveillance state

fromNYTimes: A frightening look into the state of China's surveillance system.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

December 14, 2017


VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Corruption@FBI

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Evidence is mounting that the FBI is in reality a weaponized political force for the Deep State, not an impartial information-gathering law enforcement agency.
The Government is Not Us    Police State America    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

TSA to stop taking driver’s licenses from 9 U.S. states

from TravelZoo: Including California. Terrorists rack up another victory over American liberty. They have now succeeded in damaging America's freedom to travel, with the compliance of authoritarian U.S. bureaucrats.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws

from Creators: From the incomparable Walter E Williams. Customs, traditions and moral values have been discarded without an appreciation for the role they played in creating a civilized society, and now we're paying the price.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Liberate food trucks

from Creators: A John Stossel column. The rules, like demands for licensing of florists, moving companies, hair dressers, tour guides, etc., are passed by politicians. But often these politicians are in cahoots with owners of established businesses.
Regulation Nation

Welcome to the surveillance state: China’s AI cameras see all

from Creators: The future in monitoring human livestock. Coming to tyranny near you. Authorities showed a BBC reporter that they could use the system to identify and apprehend him in seven minutes.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Death and taxes: Trump's tax bill and the National Defense Authorization Act

from NationalPrioritiesProject: The $66 billion in war funding represents the permanence of the wars that began 16 years ago in Iraq and Afghanistan, with no end in sight.
Defense Versus The War Machine

October 26, 2017


At long last, Hillary Clinton is the focus of 2 investigations

from USA Today: No pay for play? Funny how once she lost the election, donations to the Clinton Foundation completely dried up. Finally, a serious look into corruption surrounding the Clinton Foundation.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Can the Feds prosecute foreigners if their actions are legal where they are?

from Creators: From Judge Napolitano: "This is all about power and the fiction of universal jurisdiction — a fiction the Framers thought they had buried. It needs to be buried again."
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

John Stossel: A Private Military

from Creators: We've fought in Afghanistan for 16 years now. Are we making progress? After 9/11, we invaded, overthrew the Taliban, killed Osama Bin Laden and — stayed. Afghanistan is now America's longest war, ever. President Trump's solution is to send several thousand more soldiers. Erik Prince says he has a better idea.
Defense Versus The War Machine

🎬  Cop caught on video breaking into elderly man's home, stealing cash & prescription drugs

from TheFreeThoughtProject: In America, police can legally break into your home and steal your property even if you are innocent, a practice is known as civil asset forfeiture. However, in the video below, a cop was arrested because he did not receive approval from his superiors before stealing from an innocent person.
Police State America

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

from Wired: The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents. Could this be coming to country near you?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

🎬  Trey Gowdy - Comey's Testimony Does Not Add Up

from LibertyPen: The FBI confirms that James Comey drafted his public statement about the results of the Hillary Clinton investigation months before it was completed. Dozens of witnesses had not yet been questioned, including Hillary herself.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

September 27, 2017


When the government declared war on the First Amendment

from Reason: It all started with President Woodrow Wilson a hundred years ago.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Mel Brooks: Political correctness 'is the death of comedy'

from CNS News: Blazing Saddles could not be made today. Too many snowflakes might melt.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The coming war on business

from NY Times: So much more than the title suggests. A great article to explain how racism has polluted an otherwise worthwhile move to embrace traditional American principles.
The Government is Not Us

Brazil’s latest outbreak of drug gang violence highlights the real culprit: the war on drugs

from The Intercept: Legalization is their answer. "The data show that, judged by virtually every metric, the Portuguese decriminalization framework has been a resounding success.”
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

John Stossel: Entrepreneur saves free college courses from government ban

from Reason: An internet entrepreneur saved 20,000+ free online college lectures after the government declared them illegal.
Indoctrination and Censorship

California considers following China with combustion-engine car ban

from Bloomberg: This makes sense -- but only in explaining where California's goofy Governor Brown gets his guidance.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

China Trade Isn't Killing America's Working Class

by Shikha Dalmia.    Politicians & misconceptions. American politics aren't exactly immune to bouts of protectionism. A Bloomberg poll has found that two-thirds of Americans, Republicans and Democrats, are four-square behind it—a sentiment that Bernie Sanders is exploiting on the left and Donald Trump on the right. But although free trade has     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Trade Deficit Angst

Donald Trump's primary bluster.   Let's look at the political angst over trade deficits. A trade deficit is when people in one country buy more from another country than the other country's people buy from them. There cannot be a trade deficit in a true economic sense. Let's examine this. I buy more from my grocer than he buys from me. That   ... MORE

John Stossel: Economic Myths

Economic ignorance sells.    Hillary Clinton: "Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!" Donald Trump: If we trade with China, "they suck us dry ... take everything. We get nothing!" Bernie Sanders: "Ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages." But it's not true! Politicians are so ignorant about economics. On his blog, Cafe   ... MORE

Markets Suffer Worst Start To Year Since Great Depression

by Marcus Leroux.         The start of this year has been the worst for financial markets since the onset of the Great Depression, with stock prices slumping around the world amid mounting concern over the situation in China. A wave of selling has swept the world’s leading financial centres over the past two weeks, with the value of Britain’s     ...  MORE

Thomas Sowell: Who Lost Iraq?

It is like a community organizer tried to be general. After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: "Who lost China?" China was, of course, never ours to lose, though it might be legitimate  ... MORE

We're Number 2! China Tops America As Largest Economy

by Brett Arends.    Another dividend of hope and change. Hang on to your hats, America. And throw away that big, fat styrofoam finger while you’re about it. There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it: We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2. Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become   ... MORE

Jack Kelly: Our Economy Is About To Implode

"Beware the Ides of March,”           the soothsayer warned in Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar.” A Roman religious holiday, the Ides (15th) of March was the day on which Roman consuls assumed office — and the day Caesar was assassinated. For the United States, and the world economy, the Ides will be around March 4 this year, predicted    ... MORE