Showing posts with label climate change. Show all posts
Showing posts with label climate change. Show all posts

January 27, 2019


Population control isn't the answer to climate change. Capitalism Is.

fromReason: "Wealthier, more developed societies are both better positioned to adapt to issues, to problems like climate change and climate impacts," says Nordhaus. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Two different Americas

fromZeroHedge: America is not the country it was founded to be. Twelve major differences that beg the question: Was the abandonment of America’s sound founding principles the reason for the dysfunction today?
The Government is Not Us

Joe Biden’s ‘conspiracy theory’ memo to U.S. media doesn’t match the facts

fromJohnSolomon: Fact: Ukraine law enforcement reopened the Burisma investigation in early 2019, well before President Trump mentioned the matter to Ukraine’s new president Vlodymyr Zelensky.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

People rarely die after using opioids prescribed for them

fromReason: The focus on pain pill prescriptions has led to policies that deprive bona fide patients of the medication they need while pushing black-market substitutes, which are far more unpredictable and dangerous.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

fromActivistPost: Major privacy concerns are starting to emerge in the way Alexa devices interact with other services – risking a dystopian spiral of increasing surveillance and control.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Male trans MMA fighter who beat up women dubbed ‘bravest athlete in history’

fromDailyBell: Why this requires courage—much less the most courage of any athlete ever—is never explained. More likely, he is just a woman-hating bully.

December 9, 2019


Global warming: A scheme to redistribute wealth

fromPanAmazonSynodwatch: "A climate crisis" says the sign out front. But buried in the back yard is real incentive for a massive government power grab.
The Government is Not Us

Dozens of Virginia counties pass Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions

fromWashingtonExaminer: Counties across the state of Virginia are passing 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions in anticipation of strict gun control measures planned by the majority-held Democratic Virginia General Assembly.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren - Rewarding Irresponsibility to Fight Racism and Inequality

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A native American (born here) presidential candidate asserts that student loan debt forgiveness must be enacted because black students are not responsible enough to pay them off.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Transgender activist can’t figure out why he was turned away by gynecologist

fromRealAmericanPundit: When the patient is a real dick, a gynecologist has a right to refuse service
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

New Jersey bill would crack down on both plastic and paper bags

fromReason: If we are governed by consent of the people, New Jersey citizens must be clamoring to have more options taken away from them. Otherwise, we should check our premises.
Regulation Nation

Outrage after police use bystanders as "human shields" in Florida UPS truck shootout

fromZeroHedge:  The police response is now under criticism for not waiting for fewer civilians to be in the line of fire, or establishing contact through a police negotiator, before officers rushed the UPS truck in a blaze of bullets.

September 30, 2019


Brett Kavanaugh debate exemplifies culture war between left and right

fromTheHill: Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is either a sexual brute or a badly-aggrieved victim of a witch hunt. The debate on this question exemplifies two diametrically opposed approaches to justice.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Face masks to decoy t-shirts: The rise of anti-surveillance fashion

fromThompsonReutersFoundation: Fashion designers are coming up with novel ways to stay private in public.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Court says using chalk on tires for parking enforcement violates Constitution

fromNPR: Anything that weakens the state's ability to exploit the citizen with confiscatory fines is ok with me.
Regulation Nation

This law allows hospitals to kidnap you for profit

fromTheDailyBell: "Florida’s Baker Act allows doctors, police, or judges to involuntarily commit patients to psychiatric hospitals for up to 72 hours if they show signs that they may hurt themselves or others."
The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - That Existential Threat

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker Carlson explores the veracity of claims that climate change is as “existential threat.” Do the presidential candidates who advocate policies based on that premise believe it themselves?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery           Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market

51% of young voters believe humanity could be wiped out within 15 years

fromScottRasmussen: No wonder poor little Greta is a basket case. She has been convinced that climate change is an existential threat. See video above.

September 23, 2019


Parents told not to terrify children over climate change as rising numbers treated for 'eco-anxiety'

fromTheTelegraph: Parents? It is not the parents who are preaching climate catastrophe, it is the schools.
Indoctrination and Censorship            Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Fighting the minimum wage: McDonald’s makes a move to automate the drive-thru

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Company decides to keep fast food affordable.
Regulation Nation        Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

E-cigarette restrictions raise a question: Can governors unilaterally ban products they don't like?

fromReason: Pending restrictions on vaping products in Michigan and New York are based on an alarmingly broad understanding of the executive branch's "public health" authority.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - The Gun Grabber Schemes

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker and his guests discuss assault weapon bans, bullet restrictions, red flag laws, and buyback/confiscation schemes.

Comedians are demolishing progressive thought police, and It’s driving the media nuts

fromDailyCaller: The idea that comedy should adhere to politically correct speech hasn’t landed well with comedians.
Indoctrination and Censorship            Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

EPA set to revoke California's authority to set vehicle standards

fromCNNPolitics: Finally, some restrictions placed on one form of California's nitwittery.

September 13, 2019


The secret history of the monopolization of welfare by the state

fromAIER: Left out of today’s public discourse is the issue that guided classical liberals in the 19th century: should people be free or shall they be coerced to do what others consider to be “the right thing”?

NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

fromABCNews: "...accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby's free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA."
2nd Amendment Assaults

Climate change has been a routine scare tactic since the 1930's

fromArmstrongEconomics: It has long been a ploy of the socialist left to demean and destroy the concept of private property with apocalyptic predictions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

John Bolton left because Trump wouldn’t let him start a war

fromVox: There was always going to be a conflict between Trump’s “America First” and Bolton’s “America Everywhere.”
Defense Versus The War Machine

9/11 Solidified the Destruction of Our Freedom

fromFFF: The saddest thing about 9/11 is how American politicians allowed a band of terrorists to successfully destroy American freedom.
The Government is Not Us

Flynn hearing reveals existence of bombshell DOJ memo exonerating Michael Flynn

fromSaraCarter: A bombshell revelation was barely noticed at Michael Flynn’s hearing, when his counsel revealed the existence of a Justice Department memo from Jan. 30, 2017 exonerating Flynn of any collusion with Russia.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

July 19, 2019


Could I have some news with my emotions, please?

fromTheHill: From the earliest days of television, journalists understood the power of an image to overwhelm objectivity. That’s why Cronkite and others worked hard to present the news without emotional cues.
Media Bias on Parade

New numbers show San Francisco's homeless population has grown by 30 percent

fromReason: Democrats love the poor. That's why they make so many.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Libertarian group demands NASA remove false '97 percent consensus' global warming claim

fromPJMedia: The study — and the 97 percent figure that depends on it — is fatally flawed, and NASA has 120 days to respond to the CEI complaint..
Indoctrination and Censorship

Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul

fromNewser: Under the resentencing provisions of the law, more than 1,600 inmates have qualified for a reduced sentence and more than 1,100 have already been released, a Justice Department official said. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Climate Change Wasn't About the Environment At All

fromYouTube/LibertyPen: So you thought climate change was about the environment? From Tucker Carlson Tonight, a peak inside the great Green New Deal deception. Marc Morano, Tucker Carlson. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Beware, the IRS is eyeing your inherited money

fromMarketWatch: From the earliest days of television, journalists understood the power of an image to overwhelm objectivity. That’s why Cronkite and others worked hard to present the news without emotional cues.

June 14, 2019


Cuba rations food as its socialist economy enters crisis mode

fromMises: You probably know what is going on in Venezuela. You probably don't know what is going on in Cuba.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Great lakes reveal a fatal flaw in climate change ‘science’

fromIssues&Insights: "if nothing can disprove a theory, and every event, no matter how contradictory, is proof that the theory is valid, is that really science? Sounds more like a religion."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

New cars to be equipped with breathalyzers, drivers given mental health assessments

fromActivistPosts: Seeking to emulate China, Rep. Kathleen Rice’s H.R. 3374 bill, otherwise known as the End Drunk Driving Act, would put breathalyzers and ignition interlock devices in every new car.
Regulation Nation

The city of Vallejo, California, has a police problem—and it's all being caught on camera

fromReason: A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.
Police State America

From 2015 to ’18, Contra Costa cops seized $1.1 million from people not charged with a crime

fromMises: Marijuana made up $1.2 million, the largest single source of cash. If we are governed by consent of the people, the people must have been demanding this. Or, perhaps we should check our premises.

Rising conservatives are as hostile to freedom as the Leftists they disdain

fromReason: Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.

May 6, 2019


Extradition of Julian Assange threatens us all

fromConsortiumNews:  Even if charges are later dropped, governments still win because the tactics used damage the truth teller professionally, financially, socially and psychologically, and foreseeably chill other whistleblowers.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson: How Mueller Put the Deep State at risk

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Red flag laws and individual rights

fromAmericanThinker:  ‘Red flag’ laws brazenly violate the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution.  ‘Red flag’ laws cannot and should not ever be enforced.

Less food, higher bills, colder houses, less travel: UK government’s prescription for climate action

fromWattsUpWithThat:  You would think a country with rapidly worsening rates of child poverty would have other priorities than worrying about what the weather will be like in 50 years time.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The essence of evil: Sex with children has become big business in America

fromRutherfordInstitute:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Department identifies the cops who shot 3 kids in face, while trying to kill fleeing suspect

fromFreeThoughtProject:  We now know that the suspect did not fire on police before police opened fire on the truck full of children. The officers are now on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Feb 27, 2019


Trump supports for new bill giving nationwide right to carry concealed weapons

fromLATimes:  Police state advocates are not pleased.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Google’s LISTENING: Nest security system has a secret embedded microphone

fromOrganicPepper:  “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs. That was an error on our part," says Google. After all, NSA knew all along.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

fromFoxNews:  As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of resentment against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Please don't help the Alabama authorities catch this escaped drug dealer

fromReason:  Dyron Rashad Primus is serving 15 years for synthetic marijuana charges.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Tesla driver killed in high-speed Florida crash and fire

fromNewser:  Government-subsidized death traps. Apparently rescuers could not get to the trapped driver because there was no door handle on the outside of the door.
Economic Policy: Government Versus The Free Market      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The AI morality push which might make climate change compliance compulsory

fromWaatsUpWithThat:  If AI researchers get their way, in the near future we may no longer have the option of straying even slightly outside the politically correct mandates of our national leaders.

Feb 5, 2019


A no-knock raid in Houston led to deaths and police injuries. Should police rethink the practice?

fromTexasMonthly:  The official HPD narrative is the only one we’ll have. Acevedo said none of the officers had been wearing body cameras during the raid. Tuttle and Nicholas will never be able to tell their side of the story.
Police State America

Government to Facebook pipeline reveals a corrupt mix of social media and the state

fromFreeThoughtProject:  The official HPD narrative is the only one we’ll have. Acevedo said none of the officers had been wearing body cameras during the raid. Tuttle and Nicholas will never be able to tell their side of the story.
Indoctrination and Censorship

‘Cooling is warming’: climate hoaxters panic as US freezes, media provides cover

fromWaatsUpWithThat?:  But here is my personal favorite headline from, where else?, NBC News…. “Yes, it can be this cold outside in a time of global warming.”
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How to cop proof your cell phone

fromTargetLiberty:  The official HPD narrative is the only one we’ll have. Acevedo said none of the officers had been wearing body cameras during the raid. Tuttle and Nicholas will never be able to tell their side of the story.
Police State America      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Marine vet films traffic stop from his porch; California cop gives him a concussion

fromReason:  Adrian Burrell was well within his rights to record the officer.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: Is reality optional?

fromCreators:  Suppose I declare that I am a king. Should you be required to address me as "Your Majesty"? You say, "Williams, that's lunacy! You can't prove such nonsense." You're wrong. It's proved by my declaration.

Feb 1, 2019


Andrew Napolitano: An American nightmare

fromPJMedia:  We see "the behavior of a police state where the laws are written to help the government achieve its ends, not to guarantee the freedom of the people — and where police break the laws they are sworn to enforce."
Police State America

Have gun, can't travel

fromReason:  New York City’s arbitrary restrictions on transporting firearms give SCOTUS a chance to curtail rampant disrespect for the Second Amendment.
Second Amendment Assaults

The war on cash ramps up in EU

fromEconomicPolicyJournal:  The 'war on cash' cContinues as a major halt to Eurozone issuance of €500 notes begins. The U.S. has already abolished currency denomination over $100. The pretense is always crime.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Whatever Mueller finds, gag-orders and no-knock raids should appall everyone!

fromTheDailyBell:  This should raise red flags to the most rabid left-wing liberal, the staunchest thin-blue-line conservative, or anyone in between who cares one iota about personal freedom or an impartial justice system.
Police State America

Record cold forces rethink on global warming

fromPJMedia:  The precepts of environmental religion inconvenienced by reality.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Police in Houston promise to go after and ‘track’ those who criticize police

fromFreeThought Project:  "We’re going to be keeping track of all of you, and we’re going to make sure that we hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers."

Jan 7, 2019


The ever-shifting definition of "assault weapons"

fromVolokhConspiracy: The phrase has been used to promote bans on almost every type of gun.
2nd Amendment  Assaults

New York City greets the new year with a host of new nanny-state rules

fromReason: Styrofoam bans, cigarette restrictions, and Uber taxes are just some of the regulations New Yorkers will have to contend with in 2019.
Regulation Nation

Reporter quits NBC citing network’s support for endless war

fromCaitlinJohnstone: William Arkin makes clear that NBC is in no way the sole mass media offender in its refusal to question or criticize the normalization of endless warfare.
Defense Versus The War Machine       Media Bias on Parade

In 2019, say no to the government’s cruelty, brutality and abuse

fromRutherfordInstitute: Let’s make 2019 the year we refuse to allow the government’s abusive behavior to be our new normal. There is nothing normal about egregious surveillance, roadside strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, indefinite detentions, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, police brutality, profit-driven prisons, or pay-to-play politicians.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

The FBI is trying Amazon’s facial-recognition software

fromNextGov: The software allows the FBI to go through video surveillance footage much faster than agents can.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

2018 saw a global revolt against climate change policies

fromWaatsUpWithThat: Despite increasingly apocalyptic warnings from U.N. officials, 2018 has seen a number of high-profile defeats for policies aimed at fighting global warming.

Jan 4, 2019


The establishment will never say no to a war

fromNYMag: The question before us is a relatively simple one: What would be the criteria for removing our remaining troops from the Iraqi, Syrian, and more general Middle Eastern conflicts?
Defense Versus The War Machine

Defending a court’s discretion to allow arguments for conscientious acquittal

fromCATOInstitute: Throughout the entire Anglo-American legal tradition, the independence of citizen juries has been understood to be an indispensable structural check on executive and legislative power. Jury nullification!
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

78-Year-Old man in wheelchair evicted to freezing streets for treating pain with legal medical pot

fromFreeThoughtProject: He had to steer his electric wheelchair half a mile in subfreezing temperatures to get to a homeless shelter.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Top 12 debunked climate scares of 2018

fromWaatsUpWithThat: From hurricanes to polar bears, a review of debunked climate change deceptions.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

fromTheGuardian: We knew that being connected had a price – our data. But we didn’t care. Then it turned out that Google’s main clients included the military and intelligence agencies.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Feds spend $1,788,748 on virtual reality game for young gay men

fromFreeBeacon: Your tax dollars at work. The study, which began during the Obama administration in 2014, recruited young men over Craigslist and Grindr to practice different ways of disclosing they have HIV. 

Dec 26, 2018


Gun owners don't seem eager to comply with New Jersey's new magazine ban

fromReason: Police officers, who can now charge people who own 15-round magazines with a felony, were outraged when it looked like they might receive equal treatment.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Police State America - The Persecution of Michael Flynn

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: rom Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look into the FBI's dealings with General Michael Flynn. Is Michael Flynn guilty of colluding with Russia?  Was he guilty of perjury? Or was he framed?
Police State America     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

House Democrats line up behind what could be the largest expansion of government in decades

fromDailyCaller: Democrats are increasingly lining up to support a “Green New Deal,” which, while vague on details, could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Blame government regulations for America's uninsured problem

fromForbes: Consider how the Affordable Care Act has destroyed America's individual insurance market. The guaranteed issue mandate forces insurers to sell coverage to all customers, regardless of their age and health status.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Disparities galore

fromCreators: We differ significantly over a host of socio-economic characteristics by race, sex, ethnicity and nationality. The differences have little or nothing to do with any sort of social injustice or unfair treatment. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

NY Times Suggests Eradication of All Humans Not a Bad Thing—Because “Climate Change”

fromNYTimes: Would our planet be better if all humans were wiped off the face of the Earth? NY Times ponders how that is not such a bad idea.

Dec 7, 2018


Hey, Mr. Trump! Tear down that Deep State wall.....of secrecy

fromTargetLiberty: Attacking this rotten perversion of democracy should be the Donald's real calling. Time for actions to speak louder than words.
The Government is Not Us        Government is Watching Every Move You Make

For climate interventionists, new taxes are only the beginning

fromMises: This peek into the interventionist mentality should serve as a wake-up call for the few writers who keep charmingly calling on libertarians and conservatives to strike a carbon tax deal with progressive leftists.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery    Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

fromTheDailySignal: A recent survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    Indoctrination and Censorship

Victor Davis Hanson: One-Eyed-Jack law

fromNationalReview: At minimum, the Mueller investigation has effectively served as a deliberate distraction from the felonious behavior of dozens of Obama-administration and Clinton-campaign officials.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

MSM Is getting weirder, more frantic, and more desperate By the day

fromMedium: The only thing keeping the many from rising like lions against the few to create a new world which benefits everyone is the establishment propaganda machine.
Media Bias on Parade

Ocasio-Cortez unwittingly reveals that climate change is a ploy to achieve socialism

fromGrabieNews: The Democratic Party's favorite kook puts their wealth redistribution agenda on the front porch, where the goats can get it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Dec 5, 2018


France's protesters are part of a global backlash against climate change taxes

fromSFGate: People of the world are revolting against extreme government taxes based on the pretense of climate change.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Pageant may show that men make the best women

fromTheBlast: Gamblers say transgender could be the next Miss Universe. Many observers conclude that feminism just got set back a good bit.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

San Francisco's wealthy leftists are making homelessness worse

fromMises: In S.F., the median price of a modest single family home now stands at $1.6 million. A family of four with a household income of $100k is considered at the poverty line and actually qualifies for assistance from HUD.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The Amazon deal shows why we must end corporate welfare

fromActivistPost: Amazon is but one example of local governments bestowing special favor on the few at the expense of those less able to petition for tax dollars.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Colion Noir - Guns and Reason

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Rubin Report, gun rights activist Colion Noir explains his advocacy of concealed carry and other gun rights and his opposition to universal background checks and assault weapon bans.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Paul Ryan Is kinda sorry he was a total failure at balancing the budget

fromReason: Ryan presided over three years of growing deficits and laid the groundwork for worse to come.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market