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Showing posts with label exploitation. Show all posts
April 27, 2016

The danger of political party mobs

fromTownhall: Mob mentality, group identity, and groupthink  - actions that individuals take when under the influence of a group, do irrational things not in their individual best interest.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Indoctrination and Censorship

Andrew Napolitano: War and the separation of powers

fromCreators: The constitutions of many totalitarian countries pay lip service to free speech, privacy and due process, but none has the strict separation of powers that the U.S. does.
Defense Versus The War Machine

How high are recreational marijuana taxes in your state?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Government proclaimed marijuana "demon weed" until they found a formula to profit. When people voted liberty, government wasted no time to exploit the new revenue source.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange       The Government is Not Us       Regulation Nation

VIDEO: The Real James Comey

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The fall from America's top cop to America's dirtiest cop. Everything you wanted to know about James Comey but were afraid to ask.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       The Government is Not Us

John Stossel: Teachers with guns

fromCreators: The fall from America's top cop to America's dirtiest cop. Everything you wanted to know about James Comey but were afraid to ask.
2nd Amendment Assaults

‘I Think He’s Dead’: Horrific video shows raging cop repeatedly smash man’s head into the floor

fromYahooNews: A police officer has been suspended after a gruesome video was uploaded to Facebook showing him repeatedly smash a handcuffed man's head into the floor until he fell unconscious.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

Americans Hate The U.S. Government More Than Ever

By Aimee Picchi.  The reasons continue to grow. A handful of industries are those "love to hate" types of businesses, such as cable-television companies and Internet service providers. The federal government has joined the ranks of the bottom-of-the-barrel industries, according to a new survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.     ... MORE

The State Of The Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

by John W. Whitehead. While only 1 in 5 Americans claim to trust the government to do what is right, the majority of the people are not quite ready to ditch the American experiment in liberty. Or at least they’re not quite ready to ditch the government with which they have been saddled. It doesn’t matter that the government has shown itself to be     ... MORE

How Cops Turn Young, Low-Level Drug Offenders Into "Confidential Informants," A Job That Might Kill Them

by Jacob Sullum.    Drug war draftees. On November 22, 2013, his 20th birthday, Andrew Sadek sat down across a table from Richland County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber at the Law Enforcement Center in Wahpeton, North Dakota. It was the day after cops had searched Sadek's dorm room at the North Dakota State College of Science, finding "an orange  ... MORE

Scott Shackford: Self-Driving Cars Would Limit Human Error And Therefore Could Destroy Fine-Based City Government

So what's the downside?       One of the propelling concepts behind self-driving cars isn't just innovation for the sake of innovation, leading us to our sci-fi Jetsons future. If successfully implemented, it will make ground travel safer, particularly in higher population areas, increase transportation efficiency and ultimately human productivity.   ... MORE

'It's All About The Money:' Iraq War Veteran Ends Up Homeless After $25 Traffic Ticket Spirals To $4,000

by Charlene Adams.      California's money-making citation scheme. Critics are calling California's traffic citation system a money-making scam that targets the poor and places inappropriate fees on basic penalties from a citation. Four million California residents -- nearly 20 percent of the state's adult population -- currently have a suspended license   ... MORE

Radley Balko: The Ongoing Criminalization Of Poverty

Many police departments have inappropriate goals. A series of reports over the last few weeks have shed more light on the increasingly predatory enforcement of misdemeanors across the country, and how this trend disproportionately hurts the poor. The first report comes from an area familiar to readers of The Watch — St. Louis County,      ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Scholar-Athlete Charade

A fraudulent education is not compensation. Last year's column "Dishonest Educators" (1/9/2013) reported on the largest school cheating scandal in U.S. history. In more than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated, teachers changed student answers on academic achievement tests. Cheating orders came directly from       ... MORE

John Stossel - Federal Persecutors

A group of Washington overlords       — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people's lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America's next Attorney General. The prosecutorial bullying is detailed in a new book by Sidney Powell, "Licensed to Lie." She reports that the Department of Justice's  ... MORE

America’s Dirty Little Secret: Sex Trafficking Is Big Business

by John W. Whitehead.       Eighteen-year-old Hannah Graham is not the first girl to vanish in America without a trace—my hometown of Charlottesville, Va., has had five women go missing over the span of five years—and it is doubtful she will be the last. I say doubtful because America is in the grip of a highly profitable, highly organized      ... MORE

U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%

by Robert W. Wood.   Government looks to cash in on bonanza. Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations. It isn’t exactly Ellis Island in reverse, but it’s more than a dribble. With global tax reporting and FATCA, the list of the individuals who renounced is up. For 2013, there was a 221% increase, with record numbers of       ... MORE

VIDEO: Cop Fishing In A Revenue Collection Trap

Is the issue public safety or simply separating citizens from their money?

Amy Payne: Ready For Another Increase In The Debt Limit?

Obama's debt ceiling raises have cost families $43,000.    Did you know that since President Obama came into office, the debt limit has been raised seven times? With those increases, Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every American household in just the last four years. And now the debt limit deadline is looming again. Treasury will    ... MORE

Is Tiger Woods Smarter Than Phil Mickelson?

by Thomas DiLorenzo.    Pro golfer Phil Mickelson, who just won the British Open, will reportedly pay a 61% tax on his earnings, including 13 1/2 percent to the state of California.  (Medieval serfs paid “only” 40 percent).  He’s ranked as the #2 golfer in the world.  The #1 golfer, Tiger Woods, who is also a native Californian, lives in zero-income-tax  ... MORE

Women Sue Drug Warriors Over Roadside Cavity Searches

Public servants just protecting the citizens?  The two women who are suing after they were subjected to a humiliating and invasive cavity search on a Texas roadside on Memorial Day last year have spoken out about their ordeal. Brandy Hamilton, 26, and Alexandria Randle, 24, told reporters how they were ordered out of their vehicle, not      ... MORE

Gene Healy: Should Obama Be Impeached?

We've had too few impeachments in American history.   You may be appalled about IRS inquisitions for Tea Party groups and dragnet subpoenas for investigative reporters, but what's really outrageous, according to some commentators, is that a couple of Republicans recently dared to use the "I-word"—"impeachment."         ... MORE