Showing posts with label evil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label evil. Show all posts

September 19, 2017

How the government can steal your stuff: 6 questions about civil asset forfeiture answered

from The Conversation: Civil asset forfeiture laws let authorities, such as federal marshals or local sheriffs, seize property – cash, a house, a car, a cellphone – that they suspect is involved in criminal activity.
Police State America

Stop encouraging people to live in dangerous places

from Reason: Make Harvey and Irma our last blank checks, and from here on out, have people pay their own freight for living dangerously.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Walter E Williams: The Welfare State Legacy

from Creators Syndicate: So you think that the problems of today's black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty?
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependence

Internet raises $80k for hot dog vendor mugged by government

from Foundation for Economic Freedom: A cop steals money from a hot dog vendor's wallet. Then, the Internet provides justice.
Police State America

🎬  So you think money is the root of all evil?

from LibertyPen: Excerpts from Atlas Shrugged in response to the comment that money is the root of all evil. From the brilliant Ayn Rand
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

America does not need socialism, but more laissez-faire capitalism

from Capitalism Magazine: Very often bad ideas do not die. They simply reappear during periods of supposed social and political crisis in slightly different intellectual garb.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

It’s Actually Easy To Force People To Be Evil

by Annalee Newitz.   We've known for a long time that people will do terrible things under orders—like hurt strangers. But why are we so easily persuaded to do things we wouldn't otherwise choose, even when nobody is holding guns to our heads? A new scientific experiment sheds light on this ancient ethical question. University College London neuroscientist ... MORE

Religious Sex Perverts: ISIS Enshrines A Theology Of Rape

by Rukmini Callimachi.  In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin.  Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted.  He bound her hands    ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons

In solidarity with a free press.     Defending free speech and free press rights, which typically means defending the right to disseminate the very ideas society finds most repellent, has been one of my principal passions for the last 20 years: previously as a lawyer and now as a journalist. So I consider it positive when large numbers of     ... MORE

Islamic State Promises Crucifixion, Lashing for Unbelievers

by Adam Kredo.    But so far, no threats of waterboarding. The Islamic State (IS) has published it own penal code, which harshly penalizes actions such as sodomy and blasphemy with punishments including execution, crucifixion, lashing, and the severing of limbs, among other penalties. IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) issued the detailed    ... MORE

No Freedom: Inside The 'Darkest Place In The World'

by Deborah Weitzman.   A hell hole called North Korea. At 21 years old, a girl robbed of her youth, innocence and freedom has finally spoken out against her native North Korea - the 'unimaginable country' she was fortunate enough to have escaped from. In an emotionally charged speech, Yeonmi Park tells a harrowing tale about what life was   ... MORE

Do People Really Hand Out Pot-Laced Halloween Candy?

by Jacob Sullum.     The urban legend continues. Last week the DPD posted a video in which Patrick Johnson, proprietor of Denver's Urban Dispensary, warns that "there's really no way to tell the difference between candy that's infused and candy that's not infused" once the products have been removed from their original packages.      ... MORE

Barry Farber: Obama's U.N. Insult To Every American

Our president seems ashamed to be American.    A hen lays one egg and cackles an hour. A sturgeon lays 10,000 eggs and never lets out a peep. We call it “caviar.” President Obama laid at least 10,000 eggs in his U.N. speech last week, but caviar it was not. They were all rotten. At one point Obama reached probably the worst 60 seconds of his a    ... MORE

Paul Bonneau: Evil Rationalizations For Good People

Why is it that evil proliferates?     What mechanism keeps it going? Who is to blame? Why are there so many wars and occupations? Why such huge amounts of theft (“taxes”, fines, fees and “civil forfeiture”)? Why are so many nonviolent people in jail? What keeps the “War on Some Drugs” going? Why does the police state expand and expand?  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Concealing Evil

The slavery liberals love.      Evil acts are given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions, such as spreading the wealth, income redistribution, caring for the less fortunate, and the will of the majority. Let's have a thought experiment to consider just how much Americans sanction evil. Imagine there are several elderly  ... MORE

David Harsanyi: Liberals Vs. Imaginary Monsters

A noble fight against evil?   New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently informed us that a national movement is afoot "to punish the unemployed." Remarkably, he went on to write, conservatives think the world is far too easy on those who can't find work, so they're on a mission to make it worse. The right, you see, is not just perpetuating    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell - The Mindset Of The Left

Why it is all about the government.      When teenage thugs are called "troubled youth" by people on the political left, that tells us more about the mindset of the left than about these young hoodlums. Seldom is there a speck of evidence that the thugs are troubled, and often there is ample evidence that they are in fact enjoying themselves, as    ... MORE