Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

August 27, 2018


Why you should have sympathy for Paul Manafort (even if you don't)

fromTownhall: "Since everyone is a lawbreaker, it then comes down to who to make an example of. And who better for overzealous lefty prosecutors to make examples of than former or current Trump associate."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Feds scramble as Vegas shooter’s girlfriend reportedly listed FBI as place of employment

fromFreeThoughtProject: A bombshell revelation appears show that the Vegas shooter's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, may have been an asset of the FBI.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Robot-made burgers wow the crowds in San Francisco

fromNPR: Finally, increasing the minimum wage reaps a positive effect.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Rick Harrison - The Virtues of Capitalism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Life, Liberty and Levin, Rick Harrison (Pawn Stars) joins Mark to discuss the challenges of business, the lesson of socialism, the virtues of capitalism and more.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Trump accuses FBI of ignoring Clinton's emails: 'I may have to get involved'

fromWashingtonExaminer: “Big story out that the FBI ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD. I feel sure that we will soon be getting to the bottom of all of this corruption".
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Libertarian just gonna kick back and enjoy watching faith in government institutions crumble

fromWashingtonExaminer: “The right is attacking the FBI and CIA, the left is attacking the president—this truly is the best timeline,” he said, misty-eyed.
The Government is Not Us

February 18, 2018


VIDEO - Sharyl Atkisson: How real is fake news?

fromNYTimes: Highly recommended. Was the effort to focus America's attention on the idea of “fake news”—itself a propaganda effort? Connect the dots and learn who’s behind it and why.
Media Bias on Parade

People will eat what they want, not what government prefers

fromReason: Now that Michelle and the other busybodies hellbent on minding YOUR own business have finally been relegated to the dustbins of history, the end of the menu-labeling nitwittery could be in sight.
Regulation Nation

None of these popular gun control proposals would have prevented the Parkland shooting

fromReasonBlog: Policies favored by both experts and the public would not have prevented the Florida shooting.
2nd Amendment Assaults

How we got Trump's clash with the Deep State

fromTheNationalInterest: Had the deep state gotten its way, Donald J. Trump would never have come close to the Oval Office, let alone be sitting in it.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

In Colombia border town, desperate Venezuelans sell hair to survive

fromNYTimes: Venezuela is steeped in economic and political turmoil. Inflation last year surpassed 2,600 percent, according to opposition lawmakers, which has exacerbated severe shortages of food and medicine.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Reality check: More Minnesotans own guns, violent crime remains low

fromCNSMinnesota: Proof that when guns are restricted from law-abiding citizens only criminals are safer.
2nd Amendment Assaults

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

Paul Bedard: Americans Are Now Spending More On Taxes Than They Do On Food, Clothing And Housing Combined

After April 24, you get to work for yourself.    A tax advocacy group on Wednesday revealed that Americans spend more on taxes than their whole budget for food, clothing and housing. The Tax Foundation, in its annual report on when the nation as a whole has earned enough to pay its taxes, announced the date as April 24. "Tax Freedom Day  ... MORE

Don't Blame Food Companies For What You Feed Your Kids

by Baylen Linnekin.    It's parents that feed babies candy, soda, and chips. A study of infant diets in one British city has revealed some uncomfortable truths about what many parents feed their children. The study, by lead author Pinki Sahota of Leeds Beckett University and several colleagues, tracked the diets of more than 1,250 babies in the   ... MORE

Rebecca Perring: Did Germany Just Ban Sausages? Pork Banned In Cafes And Schools To 'Not Offend Refugees'

Muslims 1 Bratwurst 0.      An increasing number of public canteens, child daycare centres and schools have stopped serving sausages, bacon and ham over religious considerations. Now members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party are fighting to keep pork on the menu, insisting the consumption of pork is part of German culture. Daniel G√ľnther,  ... MORE

Repealing The FDA’s Stupid Menu-Labeling Mandate

by Baylen Linnekin.    Bring back common sense! Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266-144 in favor of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. If passed, the bill would amend a host of menu-labeling rules that were adopted by the Food and Drug Administration   ... MORE

Socialism At Work: Venezuela Has Run Out Of Food

by Frances Martel.    Venezuela’s opposition legislature has declared a “nutritional emergency,” proclaiming that the country simply does not have enough food to feed its population. The move comes after years of socialist rationing and shortages that forced millions to wait on lines lasting as long as six hours for a pint of milk, a bag of flour,    ... MORE

How Long Could The U.S. Go Without Electricity?

by A. Barton Hinkle.      The power is still out, and things are getting scary. The house is so cold you can see your own breath. Some of the food in the refrigerator is good, but there's no way to cook it. The water is still running, barely, but it smells bad and tastes worse. The grocery store is open, but it's only taking cash—which you can't get, because the   ... MORE

High Price Of Principles: Ted Cruz And Rand Paul Will Pay In Iowa For Their Failure To Pander To The Ethanol Lobby

by Alexander Bolton.      Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are trying to avoid an ethanol landmine in Iowa. Both Republican senators have criticized federal subsidies for ethanol, which are popular in Iowa, the state hosting the first Republican contest in the 2016 race for the White House. Iowa kingmakers in the party such as Sen. Chuck    ... MORE

Goodbye To 2015, A Year Of Absurdity And Overreach

by George Will.  E.B. White reportedly said "the most beautiful sound in America" is "the tinkle of ice at twilight." In 2015's twilight, fortify yourself with something 90 proof as you remember this year in which: We learned that a dismal threshold has been passed. The value of property that police departments seized through civil asset forfeiture — usually      ... MORE

Politically-Correct Food Keeps Poisoning Its Customers

by Roberto A Ferdman and Abha Bhattarai. Chipotle became the darling of the fast-food world by attracting millennials, blue-collar workers and even whole families with its promise of high-quality, sustainably sourced Mexican-inspired cuisine. But a series of food poisonings and other challenges are threatening its reputation and underscoring the  ... MORE

Joe Carter: How Property Rights Saved The Pilgrims

Socialism nearly killed them.   This week school children across the country will be hearing the tale of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. You probably heard a similar story when you were in a kid that went something like this: The Pilgrims sailed over to America from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower. During their first winter in the new   ... MORE

Henry L. Miller: The Dirty Truth About "Organic"

In denial of reality.       Passionate advocates of organic farming and foods resemble members of a religious cult, one founded on a “back to Nature” mentality. They are not so fundamentalist, however, that they do not make concessions to reality. For example, organic standards arbitrarily define which pesticides are acceptable, but allow “deviations”   ... MORE

Ronald Bailey: Chipotle Treats Customers Like Idiots

Trying to profit from bogus GMO fears.   In April, the high-class Mexican food chain Chipotle announced that it was going GMO-free. That is, the company would no longer use ingredients derived from modern biotech crops. Chipotle says it sells "food with integrity." The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines integrity as "the quality of being   ... MORE

War On GMOs: The Food Is Safe, The Rhetoric Is Dangerous

Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the Non-GMO Project, which certifies goods that are free of genetically modified organisms. Last year, sales of such products nearly tripled. Whole Foods will soon require labels on all      ... MORE

Gustavo Arellano: Drop That Snack!

LA's war against people eating what they want.      In 1985, legendary food critic Ruth Reichl wrote an essay for the Los Angeles Times that sounded ludicrous then and just pathetic today. She was reviewing Border Grill, a nouveau Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles' ever-hip Melrose district run by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—nowadays   ... MORE

Richard Berman: Manufacturing A Food Scare

Marketing to the uninformed.   The wisdom of crowds is a concept that has remarkable predictability. Often, the dispersed knowledge of millions of people making informed decisions is more reliable than the informed bias of policy activists. When it comes to the latest food scare, antibiotics and resistant bacteria, polling shows the public   ... MORE