Showing posts with label death. Show all posts
Showing posts with label death. Show all posts

December 20, 2017

University teaches white employees how to overcome the ‘discomfort’ of being white 

from TheCollegeFix: The goal was to help participants in “unpacking Whiteness” to support students and staff with issues and efforts “related to identity and social justice,” the website added.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: Fascism and Communism

from Creators: Death by government. The reason leftists give communists, the world's most horrible murderers, a pass is that they sympathize with the chief goal of communism: restricting personal liberty.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Bus drivers have become 'true police informants'

from MassPrivatei: For years, DHS and law enforcement have been turning buses into rolling surveillance platforms, outfitting them with surveillance cameras inside and out and using microphones to spy on passengers.

VIDEO: The Vision of Barry Goldwater

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Barry Goldwater was a champion of the traditional American values of individual liberty and economic freedom. Excerpts from his 1964 Republican Presidential Nomination Speech.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Political journalists have themselves to blame for sinking credibility

from Reason: Sloppy work creates self-inflicted wounds.
Media Bias on Parade

Thomas Sowell: 'Tax Cuts for the Rich'?

from Creators: How is the claim of "tax cuts for the rich" false? Let me count the ways. More important, you can easily check out the facts for yourself with a simple visit to your local public library or, for those more computer-minded, on the Internet.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

September 21, 2017

Who truly imperils our free society? 

from Creators Syndicate: A revealing and insightful look into the barbarians destroying America from within.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Hours after Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade county tickets residents for code violations 

from New York Post: Government wasted no time identifying Hurricane Irma not just as a storm but a windfall.
The Government is Not Us

John Stossel: Detoured by Government

from Creators Syndicate: More and more Americans are learning that licensing is about revenue collection and restricting competition for incumbent businesses. It is not about consumer protection but rather cronyism.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Police in Oklahoma City fatally shoot man who was holding a stick

from New York Post: 2 cops see a man accused of no crimes holding a stick. One tasers him and the other shoots. The man dies. Cops get a vacation, man gets a funeral.
Police State America

France set to make wolf-whistling at women illegal

from Milo: Governments are relentless in their efforts control every facet of human behavior. Even the most benign expressions of unapproved thought are to be criminalized. France takes the lead.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

DHS pays police millions to ticket and prosecute motorists

from MassPrivatei: The odds of being ticketed by police are increasing at an alarming rate, as politicians and law enforcement invent new ways to take money from the public.
Police State America

Lizzie Dearden: Iranian Drug War Kills Every Man In Town

Ending drug the government way.   Every man in an Iranian village has reportedly been executed by the government on drug charges. Shahindokht Molaverdi, the vice president for women and family affairs, was arguing for increased provision for convicts’ families when she made the admission. “We have a village in Sistan and Baluchestan    ... MORE

Should Used Tea Leaves Be Probable Cause For Drug Raids?

by Justin Monticello.    Former CIA employees Robert and Adlynn Harte, along with their 7- and 13-year-old children, were held at gunpoint by sheriff's deputies for several hours as a search for drugs was conducted in their home. The probable cause that led to the raid? A visit to a hydroponics store for a horticultural project and wet tea     ... MORE

U.S. Attorney General To Allow Police Departments To Keep The Number Of Citizens They Kill A Secret

by Jay Syrmopoulos.         Throwing dirt on inconvenient truths. In complete reversal of course from the stated position of her predecessor, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the federal government shouldn’t mandate police departments to report lethal shootings of civilians. Lynch’s statements diverge drastically from her predecessor Eric Holder,  ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: CNN And The NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated The Afghan Hospital Attack

George W. Bush would have no such luck.       Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many media outlets and other organizations around the world have been stating this without    ... MORE

Robby Soave: Man Jailed For Traffic Ticket Dies In Cell After 17 Days of Torture - Officers Watched It Happen

In the state's custody.   It was a death sentence. David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old resident of Roseville, Michigan, was arrested for failing to pay a $772 fine stemming from careless driving. A court ordered him to spend a month in the Macomb County jail. Over the next 17 days of his incarceration in a brightly lit cell—where he was denied clothing  ... MORE

Steve Chapman: The Case For The "Right To Die"

A basic right of self-ownership. Life is a gift that can also become an intolerable burden. For those afflicted with terminal diseases, the grim approach of death is accompanied by what, for some, is the unbearable prospect of pain, confusion and helplessness. If death can't be avoided, they would like to decide how and when it comes. With them in  ... MORE

Why Do Free People Need Permission Slips To Die?

by Jacob Sullum.     In a CNN essay published last October, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, explained why she and her husband had moved from California to Oregon: so she could legally obtain the barbiturates she would use to kill herself on November 1. "I would not tell anyone else that he or she should choose death   ... MORE

Ian Lovett: California Legislature Approves Assisted Suicide

Individuals gain property rights over themselves.        In a landmark victory for supporters of assisted suicide, the California State Legislature on Friday gave its final approval to a bill that would allow doctors to help terminally ill people end their lives. Four states — Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont — already allow physicians to  ... MORE

Claire Bernish: What Happened When Gloucester, Mass. Stopped Arresting Drug Addicts, And Offered Help Instead

Government as public servants, what a novel idea.  Situated on the coast of Massachusetts, Gloucester’s claims to fame include its status as “America’s original seaport,” as well as being the real-life location on which events in the movie The Perfect Storm (2000) were based. Now, the small town has a new reason to be the center of attention:  ... MORE

Gina Tron: Man Threatens Suicide; Police Kill Him

To serve and protect.     Justin Way was in bed with a knife. His girlfriend called a non-emergency number to try to get him into a hospital. Minutes later, cops shot him dead. On May 11, Justin Way was drinking and threatening to hurt himself. His father, George Way, said his son was a recovering alcoholic and had been alcohol-free for five weeks.   ... MORE

Matt Agorist: What Do You Say To Your Children When They See A Video of A Police Officer Killing Someone?

Explaining the nature of the state. The video of Walter Scott being shot in the back by North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager was plastered across television screens worldwide. It showed a public servant gunning down a man in cold blood. It was a paradigm-shattering moment for people across the US, especially for America’s youth.      ... MORE

Ed Krayewski: Freddie Gray Death Ruled Homicide - All Cops Involved Being Charged Are Still Drawing Paychecks

Government has its perks.     The state's attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced Freddie Gray's death, from a spinal injury incurred while in police custody, has been ruled a homicide. Mosby announced charges for all the officers involved. ABC News reports: Mosby announced a series of charges now facing the six police officers involved in putting     ... MORE