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September 5, 2018


‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

fromTechCrunch: This kind of backdoor access would allow each government access to encrypted call and message data on their citizens. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Why civility in politics won't be getting better

fromTownhall: Politicians at Senator McCain’s funeral were bemoaning the loss of civility in politics, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing this week for the Supreme Court surely promises to prove that. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

California bill passes PG&E fire liability on to customers

fromABC30: "What we voted on last night was to allow PG&E, if they are negligent and can't afford to pay that liability, we will pass that cost onto ratepayers, make them pay for it," Hill said, referring to PG&E customers.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and lumber blamed for spiking home construction prices

fromReason: Around the nation, construction costs for new homes are up by about 60 percent this year.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Criminalizing childhood: school safety measures aren’t making the schools any safer

fromRutherfordInstitute: In communities across the country, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.
Regulation Nation    Police State America

The ideological blindness at the heart of media bias

fromNationalReview: Over the Labor Day weekend, NBC’s Chuck Todd published a much-discussed call to arms for American journalists. Decrying an “artificially stoked” hatred of the press, he calls for a “more aggressive” media.
Media Bias on Parade

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

June 25, 2016

Congress wants to give Jeff Sessions unprecedented new drug war powers

fromReason: The SITSA Act would turn the attorney general into the chief arbiter of what substances Americans can buy, sell, and put in their bodies. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The ACLU abandons its free-speech absolutism

fromNationalReview: Free speech for me but not for thee. Leftwing causes now trump free speech.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Government court rules in favor of more government revenue: Tax the Internet!

fromAP: The Supreme Court seldom misses an opportunity to enrich their legislative cousins. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Fighting the high minimum wage: first "robot created burger" restaurant opening in San Francisco

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: On June 27, the world’s first robot-crafted burger will roll off a conveyor belt in San Francisco and into the hands of the public. Creator is located at 680 Folsom St., South of Market. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market       Regulation Nation

5 times Child Protective Services separated kids from parents for no good reason

fromReason: No illegal aliens, no foul -- according to American media.
The Government is Not Us        Media Bias on Parade

Iraqi murderer of German girl bragged: Everything is for free here, no working and a salary from the state

fromAP: Let's hope Merkel got several boatloads of money from Soros for wrecking her own country. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

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

November 14, 2017


The death of individualism in America

from Liberty Nation: Historically America has been characterized as a civil society which has always elevated individualism. That is, personal independence and self-reliance were seen as virtuous and fundamental to who we are as a people.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The fragile generation

from Reason: Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Justice department bizarrely uses Madoff to defend taking people's stuff without convicting them first

from Reason: Twisted incentives? What are those? Rod Rosenstein doesn't seem to have heard of them.
Police State America

Three kinds of theft

from The Daily Bell: Taxation is theft. But I’ve seen some people defend taxes with typical arguments like, “It’s not theft because you get something for your money.” Perhaps the confusion lies in the fact that not all thieves act the same.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The Boston Globe wants the government to confiscate your firearms

from DownTrend: The Boston Globe has had enough of this Constitutionally protected freedom and is actually calling on the government to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens.
2nd Amendment Assaults

The surveillance state: an inexorable march toward totalitarianism

from Zero Hedge: The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since Trump took office, however, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing its tentacles and extending their reach.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Don't Blame Food Companies For What You Feed Your Kids

by Baylen Linnekin.    It's parents that feed babies candy, soda, and chips. A study of infant diets in one British city has revealed some uncomfortable truths about what many parents feed their children. The study, by lead author Pinki Sahota of Leeds Beckett University and several colleagues, tracked the diets of more than 1,250 babies in the   ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Way Of The Tiger Mom

12-Year Old Girl Gets Arrested And Booked For Pinching Boy's Butt. It Was The Boy's Mother Who Was Butt Hurt

by Melissa Dykes.     Public school is already a terrible place of fear, conditioning and over-reactions to prepare you for the real world of utter B.S. But this pushes even the insane limits of a politically-correct world that gets offended at every thing, arrests children for bubble guns and toy weapons, among other petty controversies that demonstrate how ... MORE

Rattled Students Demand Protection From Chalk Message

by Robby Soave. As anyone who has spent five seconds at a college can attest, sidewalks covered in chalk messages are a pretty common fixture of the campus scene. But Emory University students had their delicate worldview shaken by the sudden appearance of one specific chalk message, "Trump 2016," all over campus. The students were so ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Free Range Kids

4-Year-Old Boy Recommended For Counter-Terrorism Program After Saying 'Cooker Bomb' Instead Of 'Cucumber'

by Lenore Skenazy.  In Britain, the inmates are running the asylum. A 4-year-old boy who mispronounced the word "cucumber" as "cooker bomb" so freaked out his pre-school teachers that they recommended him for a de-radicalization program. This happened in Britain, where nursery staff clearly couldn't keep a stiff upper lip when faced with all the     ... MORE

VIDEO: Teachers Unions Vs. Students

Medical Marijuana Miracle: Watch This Mom Stop Her Daughter’s Violent Seizure in Its Tracks With Cannabis Oil

by Justin Garner.  Last week we reported on a historic study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology in April. 10,000 neurologists from around the world will have a chance to see the remarkable effectiveness of using a cannabis extract called cannabidiol (CBD) to treat seizures. As medical science explores this pathway  ... MORE

"The Libertarian Case For School Choice"

by Nick Gillespie.      Reason is proud to once again be involved with National School Choice Week, which celebrates school choice broadly defined. Over the next week or so, over 16,000 events in every state in the country will champion the growth and variety of programs that bring more options to more students and parents (and teachers, too).       ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Education Insanity

The problem is not money.       Some credit Albert Einstein, others credit Benjamin Franklin, with the observation that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results." Whomever we credit, he was absolutely right. A perfect example of that insanity is education in general and particularly black     ... MORE

Goodbye To 2015, A Year Of Absurdity And Overreach

by George Will.  E.B. White reportedly said "the most beautiful sound in America" is "the tinkle of ice at twilight." In 2015's twilight, fortify yourself with something 90 proof as you remember this year in which: We learned that a dismal threshold has been passed. The value of property that police departments seized through civil asset forfeiture — usually      ... MORE