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August 23, 2018


Dear Democrats and Republicans, please keep tearing down your government

fromReason: Respect for the overall government is waning. Good, says J.D. Tuccille.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Inflation approaches 1 million percent. The minimum wage will rise 3,500%. This is today's Venezuela

fromLATimes: The nation’s currency — the bolivar — will be devalued, sales taxes increased and minimum wages hiked more than 3,500%, drastic adjustments that President Maduro said he hoped would jump-start the economy.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Facebook has TRUST ratings for users – but it won’t tell you your score

fromTheSun: In Facebook's world, trust has to do with one's willingness to spread leftwing propaganda under the guise of culling "fake news".
Indoctrination and Censorship       Media Bias on Parade

Walter E Williams: Bad men, good presidents

fromCreators: With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump's presidency, a few questions come to mind. 
The first: Can a bad man become a good president?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Social media trickery

fromCreators: YouTube just added an "information panel" to all my videos about climate change. We at Stossel TV do weekly videos on many controversial topics, but apparently YouTube thinks climate change is special.
Media Bias on Parade

California bill limits drinks offered in kids meals

fromBostonGlobe: More busybodies minding your own business. The bill restricts restaurants to offering only water and unflavored milk with kids meals.
Regulation Nation     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

August 17, 2018


VIDEO: 21st Century Fascists - Trained to Hate

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The new face of violent intolerant fascism is not coming from ISIS, it is coming from the Left. Laura Ingram, Tucker Carlson, Tammy Bruce, Mark Steyn, Heather MacDonald.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Google, Twitter and Facebook - Platforms or Publishers?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Social media companies receive special government protection from lawsuits because they are merely platforms, presenting an opportunity for free speech. But what if they are not?
Media Bias on Parade     Indoctrination and Censorship

The YouTube censoring of Stefan Molyneux

fromLibertarianNews: First, they came for Alex Jones ...
Indoctrination and Censorship     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

San Francisco is spending $750,000 on a ‘poop patrol’

fromReason: Leftwing politics have made San Francisco into a shitty city. Literally. The city’s gotten more than 14,500 crap complaints since the start of the year.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery 

Omarosa ‘source’: There is NO Trump ‘N-word’ tape — period.

fromTheAmericanMirror: The media's newest anti-Trump hero has nothing but a bad attitude to attack the president. More hysterical nothing from the fake news gang.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why the pledge of allegiance Is un-American

fromFEE: It is NOT "under God" that is the problem, it is "indivisible".
The Government is Not Us

August 13, 2018


Gun control becomes speech control

fromCreators: The State Department, which viewed online publication of gun design software as tantamount to export, conceded that the very same information would be constitutionally protected in the form of a book.
Indoctrination and Censorship    2nd Amendment Assaults

43% of Republicans want to give Trump the power to shut down media

fromWashingtonPost: Many Republicans really don't support the Constitution. A plurality say they want Trump to have the power to take ‘bad’ media outlets out.
Indoctrination and Censorship

CNN panicking: warns of ‘unsettling’ signs Dems are losing Hispanic voters to Trump

fromWesternJournal: Hispanics are traditionally more aligned with Republican positions on being pro-family, pro-business, anti-crime and gangs and imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

If Americans can't agree to disagree, censorship won't stop until we are all silenced

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Americans are begging to be censored by continuing to call for their political, religious, or societal adversaries to be silenced. We must agree to disagree before it's too late.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Walter E Williams: Enough's Enough

fromCreators: The weekend of Aug. 4-5, 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were wounded. Before last week's mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been murdered.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Report: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally made decision to ban Alex Jones

fromBreitbart: The situation was volatile enough that Mr. Zuckerberg got personally engaged, according to two people involved in Facebook’s handling of the accounts.
Indoctrination and Censorship

August 3, 2018


Federal Judge Breaks Up Albuquerque’s Car Theft Ring

fromSpiked: A new ruling says the city’s civil forfeiture program violates the right to due process. Car theft becomes more difficult for the police department.
Police State America

The ACLU is turning its back on free speech

fromCreators: Once a civil liberties champion, the ACLU has exposed itself as just a leftwing front group, explicitly endorsing the view that free speech can harm ‘marginalized’ groups by undermining their civil rights.  
Indoctrination and Censorship

Keeping cops hands out of your pocket

fromAmericanConservative: The Supreme Court recently agreed to rule on a case that could have a major impact on whether civil asset forfeiture can continue to serve as low hanging fruit for bureaucratic interests run amok.  
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: How Trump Transformed the Democratic Party Into the World's Dumbest Religion

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A once principled political party has devolved into a kooky religion where all things Trump are satanic. Tammy Bruce breaks down the situation with Tucker Carlson.   
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

John Stossel: Working for tips

fromCreators: As usual, those who want the government to decide that workers must be paid more insist that "women and minorities" are hurt by the market. But waitress Alcieli Felipe says the politicians should butt out.  
Regulation Nation

Facebook blocks searches for pages that reference marijuana—even those of government agencies

fromReason: The platform is struggling to handle contradictory laws about legal and illegal use of pot.  
Indoctrination and Censorship      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 13, 2016

How to file a complaint against a police officer

fromRonsSpot: Never … ever…walk into a police station by yourself and try to file a complaint against a police officer. Civilian testers have shown that you may be harassed or falsely arrested for doing so.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: Shooting ourselves in the foot

fromCreators: It's as if you and I were in a rowboat out at sea and I shot a hole in my end of the boat. What should be your response?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

John Stossel: Dads needed

fromCreators: Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles. But then, as he learned more ... 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Facebook algorithm flags, removes Declaration of Independence text as hate speech

fromReason: The social media site has a difficult time telling the difference between white nationalist ravings and the writing of Thomas Jefferson.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Rush Limbaugh - Harvard and The Deep State

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Rush Limbaugh relates an interesting article about the linkage between Ivy League schools and The Deep State — one that even transcends partisan politics.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Gambling and drugs may be the cure for Connecticut's ailing economy

fromCNBC: Connecticut’s legislature is considering legalization of sports betting and recreational marijuana, which could potentially generate hundreds of millions in revenue, creating jobs and promoting tourism.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

April 13, 2016

John Stossel: The great American tax ripoff

fromReason: The many taxes you pay without knowing.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Jury nullification: The evolution of a doctrine

fromCATOInstitute: The Founding Fathers guaranteed trial by jury three times in the Constitution-more than any other right-since juries can serve as the final check on government’s power to enforce unjust laws.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Zuckerberg 'optimistic' AI tools to flag, remove hate speech on Facebook will be here in 5-10 years

fromWashingtonExaminer: The politically correct thought police look to savage the First Amendment.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Cruz grills Zuckerberg on Facebook's censorship of conservatives

fromTownhall.com: Zuckerberg, not testifying under oath and despite voluminous evidence to the contrary, committed to a free exchange of ideas.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Media Bias on Parade

Handing out pamphlets is not a crime

fromReason: A Michigan jury tampering case strikes at the heart of the First Amendment.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - The Trouble with Facebook

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look at the revelations from Facebook that have users rethinking social media.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

April 5, 2016

The Supreme Court's continuing immunity crusade

fromReason: For cops, that is.
Police State America

Assange works for the people – now we need to save him

fromReason: Julian Assange has been silenced again. With the Cambridge Analytica story dominating the news, it seems some powerful people have reasons to keep the brave WikiLeaks boss quiet right now.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Congress should stop ‘policing for profit’

fromOCRegister: For decades, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have been free to seize the property of Americans without so much as bringing criminal charges.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

“The most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense”

fromTheLibertyConservative: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is calling out Mark Zuckerberg and his social media company Facebook for their surveillance activities throughout the world.
Indoctrination and Censorship 

The ‘nice girl’ who saved the Second Amendment

fromNationalReview: “For me, trust in the common man is such a basic principle. Few governments actually allow it. They want to keep their people vulnerable and disarmed.”
2nd Amendment Assaults

The Cafe Con Leche Index: Venezuelan price inflation hits 6567%

fromReason: Cafe Con Leche Index tracks just one item: a cup of coffee at a bakery in eastern Caracas. Its price has jumped to 120,000 bolivars from 1,800 bolivars over the past 12 months.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

April 4, 2016

The deep rooted crisis of police violence in the USA

fromReason: Executive Producer Eddie Conway and David Correia, author of Police: A Field Guide, examine police propaganda that criminalizes victims of police violence and works to halt any radical responses to it. See video
Police State America

Students stage walkout in support of Second Amendment

fromPJMedia: Unlike the first student walkout, this one was self-motivated and not under penalty of suspension from school officials. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

'Being cash-free puts us at risk of attack': Swedes turn against cashlessness

fromReason: Sweden’s central bank governor has called for public control over its payment system. Others say a fully digital system is vulnerable to fraud and attack. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Discrimination and disparities

fromWalterEWilliams: I don’t mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of “Discrimination and Disparities,” just published by my longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The unintended consequences of the minimum wage

fromCapitalismMagazine: The federal government began dictating the minimum lawful amount an employer must pay someone working for them in 1933, as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation. 
Regulation Nation

Don't look to the state to keep social media companies from imposing ideological conformity

fromReason: Facebook, Google, and Twitter may be smug and presumptuous, but we can go elsewhere. 
Indoctrination and Censorship      Media Bias on Parade

March 29, 2016

A new backdoor around the Fourth Amendment: The CLOUD Act

fromEFF: Government's latest scheme to violate your privacy. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make       The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: How Ignorant We Are

fromCreators: The worst kind of ignorance is not knowing just how ignorant we are. That leads to the devastating pretense of knowledge that's part and parcel of the vision of intellectual elites and politicians. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Immigration and Diversity

fromLibertyPen: The legendary economist and historian shares his insights on immigration policy as well as the value of diversity. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: The Red Pill

fromCreators: In the movie "The Matrix," swallowing a red pill reveals the truth, while downing a blue pill leaves you trapped in illusion. Today, "taking the red pill" means seeing the lies of mainstream media. 
Media Bias on Parade     Indoctrination and Censorship

Cop charged for shooting 9yo girl in the head as he tried to kill her tiny dog in room full of kids

fromTheDailyMail: What makes this a story is that the officer was charged. Betts becomes the first cop in decades to be charged in an on-duty shooting that resulted in an injury or death. 
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

'Facebook will NEVER sell your information without consent': Mark Zuckerberg's claim in a 2009 interview

fromTheDailyMail: Video footage of the conversation was posted to Twitter by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. No wonder he has political aspirations. He's a natural born liar.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

March 28, 2016

March madness, Washington-style

fromTheWashingtonTimes: The whole purpose of the Constitution is to restrain the government and to protect personal liberty. FISA and its enablers in both major political parties have done the opposite. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - The Art of Legalized Theft

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Williams explains what drives the political world. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Rand Paul - An Unholy Alliance Against the People

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Rand Paul identifies why economic malfeasance is routinely delivered to the American people.  http://www.LibertyPen.com

People are freaking out that Facebook's Android apps collect call and text data

fromBusinessInsider: Apple does not have this problem because they sell directly to customers. Their customers want privacy. Android phones are sold to service providers and service providers like data collection.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Gun country

fromTheNewYorker: A new generation of American kids embraces firearms. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

The psychology of progressive hostility

fromQuillette: Every new point of view we encounter can enrich our understanding even if we don’t embrace it entirely. But this comes with the risk of self-effacement and growing uncertainty. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

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

March 21, 2016

Cops want Google to provide user data for all people near crime scenes

fromFastCompany: Raleigh, North Carolina police push for unreasonable searches on people who just happened to be in the area at the time the crimes were committed.
Police State America

Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company lying to the world about being “social media”

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Snowden had this to say about Facebook. "Their rebranding as 'social media' is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense."
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Not always like this

fromCreators: Gun ownership is not our problem. Our problem is a widespread decline in moral values that has nothing to do with guns.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Mark Levin - Adam Schiff is a Shill for the Russian Government

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Mark Levin chronicles that which investigator Adam Schiff has no curiosity about and, in the process, exposes his true agenda.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

It’s your right to say not guilty, it’s your duty to tell someone else

fromWeedNews: No matter the evidence presented, if you do not believe a crime was committed, it is your right to say “not guilty”, and this has never been more important than now.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - The Four Legitimate Functions of Government

fromFastCompany: Professor Friedman offers a dose of reality while explaining government’s four legitimate functions.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

March 16, 2018


Facebook's war on 'conservative' sites

fromWND: The king of social media has been making algorithm changes seemingly intended to marginalize the traffic of right-of-center online news operations, and they have been effective. 
Media Bias on Parade

President Trump and the freedom of speech

fromCreators: The limits of power. Freedom of speech trumps Trump -- as it should. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - No Skin in the Game

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Williams contends that spending constraints will never occur so long as half of the citizens have no skin in the game. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

ACLU is suing the government for info about TSA device searches

fromMotherboard: The TSA won't release information about its warrantless searches of electronic devices carried by US citizens on domestic flights. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make      Police State America

John Stossel: Lies about Trade

fromCreators: All a trade deficit shows is that a country sells us more than we sell them. We get the better of that deal. They get excess dollar bills, but we get stuff.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Say no to “hardening” the schools with zero tolerance policies and gun-toting cops

fromRutherfordInstitute: Just what we don’t need: more gun-toting, taser-wielding cops in government-run schools that bear an uncomfortable resemblance to prisons.
Police State America

January 29, 2018


Government will protect us from bad speech? That’s the fakest news of all.

fromReason: When government officials suppress critics, they do so only to help themselves.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Why can you buy a government but you can’t pay for sex?

fromNewsweek: Money equates to speech only when and where it is convenient for politicians. You can sell what you own. If only we owned ourselves.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: The Fix Was In - Corruption@FBI 5

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: It is becoming increasingly clear that the fix was in at FBI to deploy their powers for the purpose of clearing Hillary and vilifying the Trump campaign.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    The Government is Not Us

E-Cigarettes can be lifesavers

fromReason: Despite the efforts of regulators to curb usage, "laboratory tests of e-cigarette ingredients suggest that e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than combustible tobacco cigarettes".
Regulation Nation    The Pursuit of Happiness    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Bill would allow suicidal Californians to block themselves from buying guns

fromSFGate: Now, people who are having suicidal thoughts or fear they are in danger of taking their own lives can ask to be put on a list that prohibits them from buying a gun legally. Genius!
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery    2nd Amendment Assaults

Libertarian banned from Facebook for Tide pod joke that mocked liberals

fromReason: Chew on that.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromCreators: There are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our economy and hence our lives — the seven governors of the Federal Reserve Board.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromReason: California prosecutes man for insulting posts on Islamic Center's Facebook page. The government's theory would equally criminalize insulting posts on a NRA page, or on a pro-Trump organization's page, or on a Communist Party page.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromPowerlineBlog: Police brutality in America has gotten so rampant that it is no longer rare to see entirely innocent individuals being beaten or killed by US cops.
Police State America


fromPowerlineBlog: A look back at the leftist propaganda outlet in the first year of Trump
Media Bias on Parade    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromFFF: There are about 30 powers given to Congress throughout the Constitution. Everything else is reserved to the states — even without the addition of the Bill of Rights and its Tenth Amendment.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

fromPowerlineBlog: Assaults on free speech, war on sex-trafficking, everything about Jeff Sessions and the Trump-Russia fake news.
Media Bias on Parade    Indoctrination and Censorship    The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

November 27, 2017


Warning: one of these monopolies is going to control you

from TheDailyBell: It is time to break up the only true monopoly in the United States, the federal government.
The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Social Security Lies and Deception

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Milton explains how Social Security, which was sold to the American people as an insurance scheme, is in reality a bad tax and a bad welfare distribution system.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

On Roy Moore: When did 'proof' become immaterial?

from WND: Most definitely a man in his 30s who tries to make out with a 14-year-old girl deserves 30 days in the electric chair. But have you ever forced yourself to face up to the other side of things? A Barry Farber column.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Freedom for Television and Radio

from Mises: There is one important area of American life where no effective freedom of speech or the press does or can exist under the present system. That is the entire field of radio and television.
Regulation Nation

Bay Area takes police-state approach to tobacco

from Spectator: San Francisco, Oakland, and other cities have banned vaping and flavored tobacco, thus exposing their progressive hypocrisy.
Regulation Nation

Facebook removed this small town business’s ads for American flags because it sell guns

from TheDailyCaller: Facebook unmasked. The Sportsman’s Shop says it can no longer advertise products like American flags on Facebook because its Facebook page promotes the sales of guns, and includes links that lead to the same.
Indoctrination and Censorship

September 4, 2017


The greening of Gore's bank account

from Forbes:  How crony capitalists used environmentalist propaganda to justify fattening their accounts with taxpayer dollars.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How society grew cold

from The Daily Bell:  Compelling essay about how dependence on institutions is now out of control. A far more interesting piece than the title suggests.
The Government is Not Us

How Facebook, Twitter silence conservative voices online

from The Hill:  The intolerant left recognizes they cannot win the arena of ideas. Therefore, censorship.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Congress is finally working to defund civil asset forfeiture

from The Hill:  Jeff Sessions may be thwarted in this ratcheting of the police state.
Police State America

Dynamism and Durability Are Great Features Of Capitalism

by Ira Stoll.  A lesson in basic economics courtesy of an old Toyota. The odometer on my 1999 Toyota Camry hit 100,000 earlier this week. It triggered a small family celebration and some reflection on what might be learned from the achievement. One takeaway is that newer isn’t always better. You don’t have to be an adherent of Judaism (older    ... MORE

Here Are 10 Outrageous 'Zero Tolerance' Follies of 2014

by Lenore Skenazy.    Are your children safe at school? That depends on if you're worried about bullies or administrators.  Here are 10 of the most infamous "zero tolerance" punishments handed down to kids—and even some adults—this year. 1. Student, 13, shares lunch, gets detention   A 13-year-old boy at Weaverville Elementary School in         ... MORE