Showing posts with label drugs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drugs. Show all posts
June 17, 2016

Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

fromReuters: The setting change is certain to draw criticism from U.S. law enforcement officials who have been engaged in ways to force technology companies to maintain access to users’ communications. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

⭐️  VIDEO: The Rise and Fall of American Freedom

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: LP's magnus opus on freedom. Features Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Paul Harvey, Andrew Napolitano, Walter E Williams, Tom Woods, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Penn Jillette and more.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Tate Fegley: The Case for Private Policing

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Tom Woods Show, a look at why private policing would serve the public better than government policing.
Police State America     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A closer look at extreme FBI bias revealed in OIG report

fromZeroHedge: Horowitz: "These texts are “Indicative of a biased state of mind but even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the Presidential candidate’s electoral prospects."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trump should hurt Sessions by helping drug offenders

fromReason: Commutations for people serving absurdly long sentences would not only serve the cause of justice but be a great new way to torture little Jeffy.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Liberal doctors claim gun ownership is a disease

fromConservativeHQ: The problem, of course, is that some physicians who generally pride themselves on being men and women of science act on pure emotion and leftwing politics when it comes to guns.
2nd Amendment Assaults       Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

June 15, 2016

How to drain the swamp: end the failed war on drugs

fromFFF: While the taxpayers of Flyover America were being shackled with what is now $20 trillion of public debt, the boondogglers and busybodies of the Imperial City were chopping up harmless cannabis plants.
The Government is Not Us       The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

fromLATimes: California’s 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent’s edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year.
The Pursuit of Happiness

Fact-checking the “fact-checkers”: Snopes & Politifact have a political agenda

fromOrganicPrepper: I never expected a hub-bub. I did my research, came to some conclusions, and titled my article, “Now It’s Illegal to Have a Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day.”
Indoctrination and Censorship

Walter E Williams: Diversity and inclusion harm

fromCreators: The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are two federal agencies that fund university research and are consumed by diversity and inclusion ideology.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Chopping down own trees nets man $22,500 in fines

fromCBSNewYork: Cutting down the trees made his property safer however he failed to pay the Sheriff of Nottingham for the privilege. The notion of private property in America has become meaningless.
Regulation Nation

Disaster arrives for climate alarmists

fromRealClimateScience: Arctic sea ice volume is above normal, highest in thirteen years, and melting at the slowest rate on record
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

June 5, 2016

Badge of impunity

fromARSTecnica: Government courts do not hold other government agents accountable.
Police State America

The government’s cure for the opioid epidemic may be worse than the disease

fromReason: When the government's cure for the "epidemic" proves worse than the disease, it's time to try something new.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

White privilege has become a religion, complete with church ladies

fromTheFederalist: How enlightened these faithful must be to voluntarily enjoy having their sins denounced!  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

SWAT team burns baby with flash distraction device while on drug hunt

fromARSTecnica: Cops send 2-year-old to hospital during quest to incarcerate nonviolent drug offenders.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

fromARSTecnica: “From a law enforcement or intelligence perspective, smart appliances are very valuable tools that can let us monitor or listen to individuals,” says a former FBI executive assistant director.  
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Civil asset forfeiture: highway robbery marketed as a drug enforcement tool

fromARSTecnica: The morality of theft doesn't change because it has been legalized. And, what citizens had this authority in order to delegate it to government?  
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

March 23, 2016

Tolerance cuts both ways: freedom for the speech we hate

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: Reminder: The First Amendment affirms the right of the people to speak freely, worship freely, peaceably assemble, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and have a free press. 
Indoctrination and Censorship      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner promised a criminal justice revolution. He’s exceeding expectations.

fromTheIntercept: What a justice warrior looks like. In his first week on the job, he fired 31 prosecutors from the DA’s office because they weren’t committed to the changes he intended to make. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

House passes bill that would give patients access to experimental drugs

fromNYTimes: It's your life, isn't it? About time government stops trying to impede your survival.
Regulation Nation     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Vivaldi browser taps privacy-first DuckDuckGo search

fromCNet: Block out government peeping toms. As your personal information leaks out through Facebook, one web browser offers a new option to keep a lid on it -- for private browsing tabs, at least. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Barry Farber: We can't go on like this

fromWND: Too many Americans hate President Donald Trump more than they love Americans. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

fromMarketWatch: Looking ahead, analysts see the nation much deeper in debt. The Committee for a Responsible Budget projects debt exceeding the size of the economy within a decade.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

March 20, 2018


Why our world needs digital currency

fromMedium: A very easily understood explanation of cryptocurrency and why it should matter to you.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   

Trump to unveil opioid plan seeking death penalty for drug dealers

fromReuters: Authoritarian president advocates murder for those involved in approved voluntary exchange.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

Amazon deletes reviews of conservative authors with no explanation

fromPJMedia: Every authoritarian worth his salt knows that good ideas can be rebutted, but great ones must be censored.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade   

San Francisco is suffering from the excesses of its own liberalism

fromTheFederalist: The astounding level of mismanagement and general deterioration of public decency will continue to plague the city until reasonable measures are taken to combat vagrancy.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery  

ACLU asks in lawsuit: Why is the TSA searching digital devices on domestic flights?

fromLATimes: Government's contempt of the Constitution, in general, and the Fourth Amendment, in particular, is beyond depressing.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

In gambling battle, both sides are wrong

fromReason: Neither supporters nor opponents want to consider personal liberty.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange
  

March 13, 2018


Deep State operative Clapper will face no consequence for lying under oath to the American people

fromWashingtonExaminer: Former intelligence chief James Clapper is poised to avoid charges for allegedly lying to Congress after five years of apparent inaction by the Justice Department. 
The Government is Not Us      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

'Trade wars' don't put Americans first

fromReason: You cannot advocate trade restrictions without also advocating state-bestowed privilege.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Death penalty for drug dealers? Count Trump in

fromReason: America's president equates unapproved voluntary exchange with murder. A Duterte fanboy?
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

fromCreators: Professor Williams identifies the winners and losers of Trump's trade policy. Guess which side 
you're on?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Social services worker fired, escorted out by cops for having a gun permit—NOT a gun

fromReason: A social services worker claims she was fired from her job and removed by police after her employer learned that she had a concealed handgun permit—even though she had never brought a gun to work.
2nd Amendment Assaults      Police State America

State to force homeschoolers to submit to warrantless home inspections, trampling rights

fromActivistPost: Under the guise of preventing child abuse, lawmakers in Maryland have introduced a bill that will allow the state to intrude in the lives of innocent families and destroy their right to privacy.
Police State America

March 10, 2018


America's war on pain pills is killing addicts and leaving patients in agony

fromReason: The government's efforts to get between people and the drugs they want have not prevented drug use, but they have made it more dangerous.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

WaPo columnist openly pimps Marxism: 'It's time to give socialism a try'

fromCBSPittsburgh: A least give them credit for kicking off the shackles of deception.
Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market

Squashing free speech on campus

fromTownhall: Over the last few years, leftists have been the authoritarians on campus, squashing speeches by speakers they deem "fascist" and claiming that ideas they don't agree with are somehow tantamount to "violence."
Media Bias on Parade

Understanding jury nullification and why it may save America from the deep state, police state

fromArtVoice: If liberty has a future, this could be it.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Influential Experiences

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman looks back at the factors which influenced him most.
Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market       The Pursuit of Happiness

Video of cop beating man for crossing the street so horrific, he was actually arrested

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Because the body camera video of a police officer savagely beating a man for crossing the street was so disturbing, the violent cop has actually been arrested and charged with multiple counts.
Police State America

February 6, 2018


VIDEO: Want to make an untraceable handgun at home? Cody Wilson can help.

fromReason/YouTube: Cody Wilson's Ghost Gunner milling machine and 3D printed firearms are destroying the concept of gun control.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Students hate Trump's SOTU quotes...until finding out they're actually Obama's

fromCampusReform/YouTube: Some students reacted negatively to quotes they believed were from President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union Address, until realizing they were actually quoting Barack Obama.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Leave right now or arm yourself to the teeth: life in Caracas

fromBloomberg: A frightening look at end-stage socialism in Venezuela.
Economic Policy Statism Versus The Free Market     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Vacant lots, empty homes and dying orchards on bullet train route attract squatters, vandals and thieves

fromLATimes: 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.
Economic Policy Statism Versus The Free Market     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Proof that 50 years of drug policy is based on lies

fromTheDailyBell: More terrifying than monsters, murderers, snakes, and rats: politicians. They create horror stories that go on for decades. And their tales are real.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Enemies of the Free Market

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman identifies the two primary enemies of economic freedom.
Economic Policy Statism Versus The Free Market     

February 4, 2018


Why free markets?

fromNationalReview: ‘Markets work,’ say conservatives, but why and how?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Devin Nunes - Corruption@FBI 6

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Devin Nunes explains the memo he released which details how a fake dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign was deployed by the FBI as a pretense to obtain permission to spy on the Trump campaign.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

FDA begins implementing awful food-safety law

fromReason: FSMA will put many small farmers out of business.
Regulation Nation

3 lessons from prohibition

fromReason: The 18th Amendment was ratified, extending an existing ban on liquor passed during World War I.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Dealers take the stand to testify against 'corrupt cops who faked warrants to steal money and drugs

fromZeroHedge: Who's the bad guy now? Badges used as license to steal.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

How L.A. cops and firefighters rip off taxpayers big time

fromLATimes: Battling treacherous office chairs and aching backs, aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay.
The Government is Not Us

January 31, 2018


John Stossel: How Free Are You?

fromReason: Where does the United States land on the 2017 Freedom Index? Not as high as you think..
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Marijuana mapped: the price of weed across the U.S.

fromBloomberg: It’s relatively cheap in Seattle, and L.A. and San Francisco are pretty competitive, but it’s an entirely different story on the East Coast, especially in the nation’s capital.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Harry Browne - Legalize Drugs

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From an interview with radio celebrity Art Bell, former presidential candidate Harry Browne argues to defund crime syndicates and empower citizens.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Immigration Lies and Hypocrisy

fromCreators: We should not fall prey to people who criticize our efforts to combat illegal immigration and who pompously say, "We're a nation of immigrants!" The debate is not over immigration. The debate is over illegal immigration.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

CNN has gone bananas and doesn't seem to care; and other horrible examples of media bias

fromFoxNews: Yes, CNN staffers have lost their minds. One year of Donald Trump’s America and he’s defeated them as thoroughly the New England Patriots beat, well, just about anybody.
Media Bias on Parade

January 27, 2018


Businesses are being forced to pay the police to let them spy on customers

fromMassPrivateI: In Michigan, politicians are mandating businesses install surveillance equipment connected to the police department.
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Why no gadget can prove how stoned you are

fromReason: The truth contained within this article is for your consumption only. Don't expect it to influence authorities to who are vested in the prevailing wisdom being otherwise.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   Regulation Nation    Police State America

Venezuela's economy circles the drain, inflation jumps 1000 % in just one day

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Prof Steve Hanke reports: Yesterday, Venezuelan inflation surpassed 6,000% for the first time. Today, it has surpassed 7,000%, sitting at 7,155%. #Venezuela is in an economic free fall.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

New York governor wants taxpayers to fund college education for illegals

fromReason: Andrew Cuomo refuses to take a back seat to Jerry Brown in the crazy car.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Tyrannical Law will throw waiters in jail who offer customers unsolicited plastic straws

fromReason: Busybodies minding your own business. Lawmakers will use the barrel of a gun to enforce a tyrannical state laws to reduce customer service.
Regulation Nation

The plan is for driverless police cars to patrol freeways to insure zero speeders

fromDigitalTrends: The filings explain Ford’s autonomous patrol car would primarily rely on a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. 
Regulation Nation    Police State America    Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromWashingtonExaminers: Congress looks to keep a big swamp gator from wriggling off the hook.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

fromReason: Hiking the minimum wage is feel-good humanitarian idea that’s guaranteed to hurt actual humans.

fromGetNugg: The new California taxes on recreational and medical cannabis purchases place a huge premium on the price of products compared to what we’re all used to. It’s important you understand exactly what these taxes mean and what they’re for.

fromMotherboard: 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.

fromReasonTV: It turns out that a lot of accomplished, well-respected historical figures did drugs. From Winston Churchill taking amphetamines to Thomas Edison lacing his wine with cocaine.

fromWashingtonExaminer: Americans on both sides of the political aisle believe the media does a poor job covering political issues fairly, according to a blockbuster new survey of media consumption in 38 nations.

from Politico: An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   Defense Versus The War Machine

Cops kill 7-year-old boy while executing unarmed woman in a neighborhood full of kids

from TheFreeThoughtProject: Multiple deputies opened fire on an unarmed woman in a neighborhood full of children on Christmas break and they killed a 7-year-old boy.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: The Vision of Harry Browne

from LibertyPen/YouTube: From C-Span (2000), former Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne shares his philosophy on the gun rights, affirmative action, taxes, Social Security, drug laws and other political topics.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   2nd Amendment Assaults

Rand Paul: Obama administration against Trump might be 'worse than Watergate'

from WashingtonExaminer: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., argued Thursday that senior Obama administration officials might be guilty of trying to keep President Trump from getting elected last November.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   The Government is Not Us

The trillion dollar welfare program

from FFF: What is especially significant about fiscal year 2017 is that total outlays of the Social Security Administration (SSA) exceeded a trillion dollars for the first time
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

The myth of the playground pusher

from Reason: In Tennessee and around the country, "drug-free school zones" are little more than excuses for harsher drug sentencing.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

December 21, 2017


VIDEO: Fox News Reports - Corruption@FBI 4

from LibertyPen/YouTube: James Rosen, Bret Baier, Greg Jarrett, Tucker Carlson and others report on the conflicts of interests and double standards in play within the FBI and how the credibility of their investigation is effected.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    The Government is Not Us

‘Drugs are too expensive for the NHS – and people are paying with their lives’

from TheGuardian: The high cost of "free" socialized medicine in the UK.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Martial law in America: Cook County commissioner asks the U.N. to send troops to Chicago 

from ActivistPost: Liberal leaders in Chicago are now openly planning to declare martial law, complete with UN shock troops on the streets to police the American population.
Police State America

Trump and the GOP take a crucial bite out of the death tax

from WashingtonExaminer: Family-owned business across the country have extra reason to celebrate this Christmas season. President Trump will soon sign the GOP tax bill, which doubles the estate, gift and generation-skipping tax exemptions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Net neutrality vs. Internet freedom

from CapitalismMagazine: The Internet is not a collectivist commune; it is a free, voluntary, and private association of individuals and corporations harmoniously pursuing their individual goals.
Regulation Nation

Because Cali legalized weed, 500,000 ‘convicts’ get a second chance at freedom

from FreeThoughtProject: Nearly half a million people who have been labeled as felons for possessing a plant, could see their cannabis convictions cleared in California.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

December 2, 2017


We live in a police state, and our legal system is the cause 

from InsiderSources: Things have gotten so ridiculous in the search for victimless criminals that police have even taken to setting each other up, if only inadvertently. Recently, Detroit officers posing as drug buyers brawled with officers posing as dealers.
Police State America   The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

A non-political strategy for freedom

from LibertarianRepublic: You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. -- R. Buckminster Fuller
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

It's too easy for the government to invade privacy in name of security

from LibertarianRepublic: The use of the cellphone as a surveillance tool is at the heart of a major privacy case heard by the Supreme Court this week in Carpenter v. United States. At issue may be the very future of privacy in America.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Bill expanding concealed-carry gun rights advances in House

from NY Times: Gun rights legislation that would allow concealed-carry permit holders from one state to legally carry their guns to any other state passed a key House panel and appeared to be headed for a vote on the floor of the House.
2nd Amendment Assaults

When legal drugs harm and illegal drugs help

from ScientificAmerican: The frequently arbitrary nature of our drug classification schemes is causing more and more confusion.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Libertarians: Our rulers are wearing no clothes

from the Libertarian Institute: Libertarians have always said that our rulers are wearing no clothes.  Now it’s turning out that this figure of speech is the literal truth.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

November 15, 2017


Financial tyranny: ‘we the people’ are the new permanent underclass in America

from Rutherford Institute: Americans can no longer afford to get sick. That’s because they are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them.
The Government is Not Us

Feminization of America is bad for the world

from Creators: Last week, The New York Times published an article, "Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels," that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Detroit cops posing as drug dealers brawl with colleagues posing as customers

from Reason: Maybe this is how the war on drugs should be fought from now on.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

How the left uses blacks like stalking horses

from Creators: Professor Walter E Williams provides his customary dose of wisdom.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Rand Paul says he will propose individual-mandate repeal

from Breitbart: Rand Paul Tuesday took up President Donald Trump’s challenge to Republicans to include the repeal of the Obamacare individual-mandate in their tax overhaul legislation.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

12-year-old sues Attorney General Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana

from NBC News: A young girl files a lawsuit attempting to educate an old fart.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

November 11, 2017


How to talk to your kids about guns

from Reason: Hint: It's the same way you should talk to them about kidnapping.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Police kick off program to warrantlessly test saliva to check for ‘drugged driving’

from The Free Thought Project: Civil liberties experts are up in arms over the police state rolling out a warrantless saliva testing program to test people for drugged driving. Warrantless searches are not-so-slowly being normalized.
Police State America      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Cop is caught planting drugs on black man

from CBS Los Angeles: So what was the motive? Were there vacancies at the jail or was this to set up a civil asset forfeiture? The public servant in question has no comment.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   Police State America

Taxation is robbery

from Mises: Law and sophistry have covered up the true character of taxation. There cannot be a good tax nor a just one; every tax rests its case on compulsion.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The great flu vaccine hoax: new evidence

from The Daily Sheeple: Apparently, the powers-that-be want everyone to take the seasonal flu vaccine out of loyalty and blind faith. Because actual science reveals the hoax.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Roy Moore story unraveling? One accuser worked for Hillary, another for Biden

from Zero Hedge: The evidence is piling up indicating the Washington Post is up to its old fake news tricks.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   Media Bias on Parade

November 8, 2017


Opioid commission mistakenly blames pain treatment for drug deaths

from Reason: The panel wants to make prescription analgesics even harder to obtain.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

CNN caught editing video to make Trump look like a feckless boor in Japan 

from TheGatewayPundit: This is CNN. Compare the story to the video.
Media Bias on Parade

'Something has happened and it's very bad' - Democrats throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus

from AllNewsPipeline: Pundits are asking about what is coming.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Good guy with a gun: Stephen Willeford named as man who stopped Texas shooter

from Breitbart: Since criminals, by definition, do not obey laws. Gun control only disarms the good guys. This is why
we don't want good guys disarmed.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Walter E Williams: Ignorance Versus Stupidity

from Creators: The beauty of market allocation of goods and services, compared with government fiat, is no one person needs to know all that's necessary to get apples to your supermarket.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

The anatomy of a national nervous breakdown

from Rutherford Institute: How do you keep a nation safe when not even seemingly “safe places” like churches and rock
concerts and shopping malls are immune from violence?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make