Showing posts with label gun rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gun rights. Show all posts

May 31, 2019


Alexa ‘could be about to get even creepier,’ Amazon patent reveals

fromYahooNews: It would alter how Echo works - so that instead of waiting for its ‘wake word’, Alexa, it would effectively be listening all the time. Only a potent 2nd Amendment will keep this from eventually being mandatory.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson - Evaluating Donald Trump

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A brilliant analysis of the phenomenon known as Donald Trump.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Press freedom: Widespread confusion about who counts as a journalist and whether it matters

fromCreators: We have a First Amendment. Freedom is not a special privilege that belongs only to officially recognized journalists. It applies to all of us when we use technologies of mass communication.
The Government is Not Us     Indoctrination and Censorship

Cops strip-searched a 4-year-old after mom's errand took too long

fromReason: How dare the authorities not only second-guess a mom's very safe decision, but take their investigation so far beyond the bounds of common sense—and decency?
Police State America

Tide of public opinion is turning in Assange’s favor

fromConsortiumNews: The indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act has profoundly affected press coverage of the WikiLeaks founder.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Indoctrination and Censorship

The Right’s latest tactic on gun laws? Just don’t enforce them

fromRollingStone: Counties across the country are sticking it to “big city elites” by declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries”

May 9, 2019


No, Mr. President, tariffs do not cause prosperity

fromAIER:  Taxing your own people and hobbling their trading relationships does not create more wealth. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Denver voters approve measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

fromForbes:  Voters in Denver, Colorado made their city the first in the U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms by approving a ballot measure on the issue on Tuesday.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Discrimination and disparities II

fromZeroHedge:  Different social classes raise their children differently. Studies have shown that children whose parents are professional heard more words per hour than children whose families are on welfare.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Major Mueller report omissions suggest incompetence or a coverup

fromZeroHedge:  Robert Mueller's report contains at least two major omissions which suggest either incompetence, or purposeful concealing of major crimes committed against the Trump campaign and the American people.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Vilifying gun owners doesn't lead to a better society

fromReason:  Progressives push their luck with their totalitarian insistence that everybody is with them or against them on guns and so much else.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Man arrested, facing a year in prison for telling police they are ‘pissing on the Constitution’

fromFreeThoughtProject:  After police refused to respond to his calls for assistance, a Texas man gave police a peaceful piece of his mind, but it landed him in jail. So much for free speech.

May 8, 2019


Supreme Court says no to NYC’s Second Amendment-avoidance scheme

fromActivistPost:  High Court denied the state’s request to delay briefing until NY resolved its rule making process. As a result, the briefing will go forward on the first true Second Amendment case since McDonald v. Chicago.
2nd Amendment Assaults

John Stossel: A lie, a myth and a question

fromReason:  Socialists like Bernie Sanders tell us that "the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer." Bernie's wrong about that. The poor are much better off.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Democrats want to fight poverty, but don't value letting people work

fromReason:  All the welfare programs California Democrats can dream up won't do as much as some commonsense reforms to let people who want to work, work.
Regulation Nation             Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

15 questions Robert Mueller must answer

fromAmericanConservative:  1. You didn’t charge President Donald Trump with “collusion,” obstruction, or any other new crime. Tell us why. If the answer is “the evidence did not support it,” please say so.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New Jersey politician wants to ban all bags—paper or plastic

fromReason:  The Garden State's plan to ban all grocery store bags could have negative consequences for consumer convenience and the environment.
Regulation Nation        Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Study finds burdensome federal regulations are 'hidden tax' which cost $1.9 trillion

fromWashingtonTimes:  'Regulatory costs are largely obscured from public view,' the research found.

May 6, 2019


Extradition of Julian Assange threatens us all

fromConsortiumNews:  Even if charges are later dropped, governments still win because the tactics used damage the truth teller professionally, financially, socially and psychologically, and foreseeably chill other whistleblowers.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson: How Mueller Put the Deep State at risk

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Red flag laws and individual rights

fromAmericanThinker:  ‘Red flag’ laws brazenly violate the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution.  ‘Red flag’ laws cannot and should not ever be enforced.

Less food, higher bills, colder houses, less travel: UK government’s prescription for climate action

fromWattsUpWithThat:  You would think a country with rapidly worsening rates of child poverty would have other priorities than worrying about what the weather will be like in 50 years time.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The essence of evil: Sex with children has become big business in America

fromRutherfordInstitute:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Department identifies the cops who shot 3 kids in face, while trying to kill fleeing suspect

fromFreeThoughtProject:  We now know that the suspect did not fire on police before police opened fire on the truck full of children. The officers are now on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

April 17, 2019


Blaming prescription pain pills for the opioid epidemic is fake news

fromTheFederalist:  How negligent media have helped inflate a deadly moral panic over prescription opioids and ignored the real sources of addiction, while hurting people who live with devastating chronic pain.
The War On Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

China’s social credit system – It’s coming to the United States

fromInternationalMan:  The infrastructure for this system is already in place in the United States. Under the new system of life by government approval, survival becomes simple: Obey… or die.
The Government is Not Us        Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The latest scheme to turn gun owners into criminals

fromFEE:  "... man was prosecuted and convicted of the misdemeanor crime of merely holding a B.B. gun in public."
2nd Amendment Assaults

How China turned a city into a prison

fromNYTimes:  The state of the art surveillance/police state

Smollett case reveals the danger of DOJ’s “start by believing” push

fromFEE:  “Believe the victim” is a moral mantra with a ferocious backlash against anyone who expresses disbelief.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Left-Wing Cities Going LAWLESS

fromLewRockwell:  Boston orders police to stop arresting criminals for breaking and entering, destruction of property or shoplifting. In the name of equal justice, the DA proclaims that criminals to be the new victim class.

Mar 1, 2019


The Left wants everything free, except free speech

fromAmericanThinker:  Free health care, free college tuition, free child care are the beacons for the liberal Left. Everything but the freedom to think for yourself.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Victor Davis Hanson: California's rendezvous with reality

fromTownhall:  For years, high-speed rail has drained the state budget of transportation funds that might have easily updated nightmarish stretches of the Central Valley's Highway 99.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

Scientists want Orwellian A.I. sentient smart assistants to snitch on owners and discuss contacting police

fromActivistPost:  Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law. George Orwell does not hold the patent. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Military intervention in Venezuela would be a reckless, dangerous option

fromReason:  The push for intervention is no surprise, and it should be given no quarter.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Oregon passes nation's first statewide rent control law

fromReason:  The bill comes with new risks for tenants and property owners alike.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

No permit required. Oklahoma Becomes 15th gun-carry state

fromFreeBeacon:  Residents of Oklahoma just got freer and safer. Protection is everywhere

Feb 27, 2019


Trump supports for new bill giving nationwide right to carry concealed weapons

fromLATimes:  Police state advocates are not pleased.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Google’s LISTENING: Nest security system has a secret embedded microphone

fromOrganicPepper:  “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs. That was an error on our part," says Google. After all, NSA knew all along.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

fromFoxNews:  As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of resentment against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Please don't help the Alabama authorities catch this escaped drug dealer

fromReason:  Dyron Rashad Primus is serving 15 years for synthetic marijuana charges.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Tesla driver killed in high-speed Florida crash and fire

fromNewser:  Government-subsidized death traps. Apparently rescuers could not get to the trapped driver because there was no door handle on the outside of the door.
Economic Policy: Government Versus The Free Market      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The AI morality push which might make climate change compliance compulsory

fromWaatsUpWithThat:  If AI researchers get their way, in the near future we may no longer have the option of straying even slightly outside the politically correct mandates of our national leaders.

Feb 26, 2019


California lawmakers propose soda tax, outlawing super-size sugary drinks

fromLATimes:  California's tyrannical politicians cannot stop minding YOUR own business.

How The Jussie Smollett hoax reveals the scope of the surveillance state

fromActivistPost:  Modern technology is changing the approach to justice right before our eyes, as well as the See Something, Say Something citizen watch program.  This is the new surveillance state.

Venezuela aid trucks set ablaze as Maduro tells Trump: "yankee, go home"

fromZeroHedge:  The socialist goals of equality will have been achieved once everyone starves to death.

Study shows concealed carry permit holders break laws far less than cops

fromFreeThoughtProject:  A study of gun statistics across the country found that concealed carry permit holders break the law far less than police officers.

Walter E Williams: Hate crime hoaxes - the bad and the good

fromCreators:  This type of hoax is part and parcel of the left's broad agenda of victimology, fraudulence and gimmickry, plus gross media gullibility, incompetence and political attention seeking.

Trump vs. the FBI: Who are the good guys?

fromDailyBell:  “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” -Frank Herbert, Author of Dune

Feb 21, 2019


The United States should legalize prostitution

fromCollegian:  Sex working is the most dangerous job in the country, even more so than logging or oil workers. Despite the general taboo associated with prostitution, legalizing it would benefit everyone more than expected.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Houston narc who lied to justify a deadly drug raid had been accused of perjury

fromReason:  There may be a consequence for the lying narco cop responsible for the deaths of two innocent people and the injuries to five other state agents.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Trump wants taxpayers reimbursed for billions thrown away on California's high speed rail scheme

fromCNBC:  Politicians lied about every aspect of the plan to rob federal taxpayers. The costs, feasibility and speed bear no resemblance to what had been promised.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

fromReuters:  The U.S. Supreme Court took up its biggest gun rights case in nearly a decade, agreeing to hear a challenge to New York City’s strict limits on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside of the home.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

fromAP:  Now Oregon property owners are as helpless to dictate rents as they are to dictate taxes.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

How people in 1968 used jury nullification to block unreasonable arrests

fromCATO:  There wasn’t much doubt that the men had been doing what the law prohibited. Yet Long Island juries found them not guilty. That’s a phenomenon often called jury nullification.

Feb 13, 2019


Rights and non-rights: a simple way to distinguish the two

fromFEE:  It’s readily apparent today that Americans are of widely different views on what a right is, how many we have, where rights come from, or why we have any in the first place.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle 

Some Washington sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

fromABCNews:  Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won't enforce the state's sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Police can seize cash in the mail. An innocent man found out the hard way.

fromGreenvilleNews:  Not since the days of the Sheriff of Nottingham have cops so openly practiced state-sponsored theft.
Police State America

Senator files '420' marijuana bill to legalize it federally

fromForbes:  The proposal would remove it from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), impose more taxes on sales and create a system of permits for businesses to engage in cannabis commerce.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Study: voter ID laws don’t stop people voting

fromFreeBeacon:  Strict voter ID laws do not suppress turnout, a new paper finds, regardless of sex, race, Hispanic identity, or party affiliation.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by officers in Arizona

fromKSHBKansasCity:  Multiple independent law enforcement experts, who agreed to review the incident, said the officers’ conduct was unlawful, potentially criminal.

Feb 7, 2019


California Democrats are united in their efforts to continue damaging gun rights

fromUSNews:  Lawmakers take aim at law-abiding citizens. Increasingly, gun ownership itself is becoming a crime.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Documents indicate CNN was tipped off about the FBI's arrest of Roger Stone

fromTargetLiberty:  Stone’s attorneys are asking the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to provide answers to the American people on how someone could have obtained sealed grand jury indictments.
Media Bias on Parade       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Welcome to the literal nanny state

fromActivistPost:  Oregon and Washington are making an unprecedented move that could go to yet another level of overreach  – home inspections for new parents.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery         Regulation Nation

Massive Harvard study contradicts anti-pot propaganda told to us for decades

fromZeroHedge:  It has long been stated that cannabis is a “gateway” drug, which leads users to experiment with other drugs, leading up to the most deadly, such as heroin. But the researchers in the study found ...
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The winter is wreaking havoc on electric vehicle batteries

fromZeroHedge:  Disgruntled owners of Tesla Model 3s have been widespread on social media and online forums, talking about numerous issues they’ve had with cold weather on their vehicles.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Welcome to California, land of 1,000 laws — and that’s just this year

fromTheHill:  Given the current composition of the state legislature, there’s no telling what lawmakers will attempt next.

Feb 4, 2019


Walter E Williams: Demonizing white men

fromCreators:  The new racism. "There are only two ways to explain the silence by people who should know better. Either they agree with the sentiments expressed or they are out-and-out cowards."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

‘I’m not going to enforce that’: sheriffs disobey new anti-gun laws—refuse to disarm citizens

fromPJMedia:  We see "the behavior of a police state where the laws are written to help the government achieve its ends, not to guarantee the freedom of the people — and where police break the laws they are sworn to enforce."
2nd Amendment Assaults

⭐  VIDEO: The proper social system for man.

fromAynRandInstitute/YouTube:  A short lesson from Ayn Rand herself.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market         Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Don't talk to cops

fromRegentUniversitySchoolofLaw/YouTube:  Information is Power. Know Your Rights
Police State America      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Apocalyptic debt crisis in America: 63 of America’s largest 75 cities are completely broke

fromSHTFPlan:  Most of the debt is due to unfunded retiree benefits such as pension and health care costs.  That means those depending on that money, likely won’t see a dime of it. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Kamala Harris hopes you'll forget her record as a drug warrior and draconian prosecutor

fromPJMedia:  The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.

Feb 1, 2019


Andrew Napolitano: An American nightmare

fromPJMedia:  We see "the behavior of a police state where the laws are written to help the government achieve its ends, not to guarantee the freedom of the people — and where police break the laws they are sworn to enforce."
Police State America

Have gun, can't travel

fromReason:  New York City’s arbitrary restrictions on transporting firearms give SCOTUS a chance to curtail rampant disrespect for the Second Amendment.
Second Amendment Assaults

The war on cash ramps up in EU

fromEconomicPolicyJournal:  The 'war on cash' cContinues as a major halt to Eurozone issuance of €500 notes begins. The U.S. has already abolished currency denomination over $100. The pretense is always crime.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Whatever Mueller finds, gag-orders and no-knock raids should appall everyone!

fromTheDailyBell:  This should raise red flags to the most rabid left-wing liberal, the staunchest thin-blue-line conservative, or anyone in between who cares one iota about personal freedom or an impartial justice system.
Police State America

Record cold forces rethink on global warming

fromPJMedia:  The precepts of environmental religion inconvenienced by reality.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Police in Houston promise to go after and ‘track’ those who criticize police

fromFreeThought Project:  "We’re going to be keeping track of all of you, and we’re going to make sure that we hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers."

Jan 15, 2019


The Democratic Party’s voters are becoming far more militaristic and pro-war than Republicans

fromTheIntercept: Trump's announcement that he intends to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria largely provoked bipartisan outrage among Washington’s reflexively pro-war establishment.
Defense Versus The War Machine      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Ominous new ‘fact checker’ approves MSM lies to start wars while attacking alternative media

fromFreeThoughtProject: "This fact checking service is being sold to the public under the name “NewsGuard” but the only thing it appears to be guarding is the establishment."
Media Bias on Parade

Walter E Williams: Politics of immigration

fromCreators: Does everyone in the world have a right to live in the U.S.?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Supreme Court to consider whether police can order blood draws from unconscious drivers

fromReason: Warrantless "implied consent" laws are under review over Fourth Amendment concerns.
Police State America

4 reasons requiring background checks for all gun sales is a bad idea

fromReason: The policy is very popular and a top priority for House Democrats, but it would hurt innocent people without doing much to improve public safety.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Trade war’s wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

fromSacramentoBee: The higher costs resulting from Trump's tariffs have yet to inflict much overall damage to a still-robust American economy, which is less reliant on international trade than most other countries are.

Jan 9, 2019


When it comes to surveillance, who will watch the watchman?

fromMoneyControl: Without proper checks and balances such powers could be misused.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

"The criminals who run the Deep State will be exposed": Kim Dotcom teases "next round of leaks"

fromZeroHedge: Hacker and serial entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is out with a new prediction for 2019.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

2018 brought a bumper crop of bad gun laws to disobey

fromReason: Control freaks have turned to dishonest rulemaking and outright censorship in doomed but still dangerous efforts to take people's weapons away.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Kiss what is left of your medical data privacy goodbye

fromNakedCapitalism: Zuboff warns the state won’t do much to stop this trend, because it is often a beneficiary and co-conspirator. So it falls to us to throw sand in the gears when we can.

Jan 3, 2019


Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states

fromAP: Arbitrary increases in the cost of labor gouge into the limited resources of the poor, making them even more dependent on government.
Economic Policy Versus The Free Market     The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency     Regulation Nation

New Washington gun laws spark defiance

fromKomoNews: Washington rolled out a new law barring anyone under the age of 21, including military personnel, from purchasing a semi-automatic rifle on Tuesday.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Rand Paul - Pulling out of Syria

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: An explanation of why pulling out of Syria is essential.
Defense Versus The War Machine

44 numbers from 2018 that are almost too crazy to believe

fromTheEconomicCollapse: Was 2018 everything that you expected it to be?  Every year contains surprises, but 2018 truly turned out to be a year that we will never forget.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Trump administration sets record for lowest number of regulations

fromAmericanThinker: An undeniable success of the Trump administration has been a radical altering of the mindset of federal agencies when it comes to creating new regulations.
Regulation Nation

Democracy Is a threat to individual liberty

from71Republic: Democracy is flawed when it comes to protecting the rights of the individual, but is successful in restricting those rights.

Jan 1, 2019


Fear of a Rand Paul-influenced Trump foreign policy

fromReason: Such fear is a sign of an exhausted establishment that can't justify decades of expensive failure.
Defense Versus The War Machine

California plans stricter gun laws in 2019

fromCNBC: California is going to ban anyone under 21 from buying rifles, shotguns and semiautomatic weapons.

‘Gun-free’ United Kingdom has a growing problem with illegal guns

fromLouderWithCrouder: Their civilian peeps have no means of protecting themselves against criminal gun use. At least here in the U-S-of-A we can counter mass-murdering fiends with guns of our own.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Firm who warned America of ‘Russian Meddling’ caught running fake Russia bot campaign

fromFreeThoughtProject: The company behind an op-ed in the New York Times about “the Russians” and their nefarious efforts to influence American elections were the actual perpetrators of said influence.
Media Bias on Parade      Indoctrination and Censorship    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

California women's march canceled for being 'overwhelmingly white'

fromReason: NOT FROM THE ONION. Modern leftist activism is mired in infighting between the most marginalized and their allies. Blame intersectionality for pretelizing these poor snowflakes.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Nullification is the cure for tyranny

from71Republic: With the death of local sovereignty comes the rise of the superstate, where the only checks on their power are the arbitrary rulings of the elites within their own ranks.

Dec 26, 2018


Gun owners don't seem eager to comply with New Jersey's new magazine ban

fromReason: Police officers, who can now charge people who own 15-round magazines with a felony, were outraged when it looked like they might receive equal treatment.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Police State America - The Persecution of Michael Flynn

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: rom Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look into the FBI's dealings with General Michael Flynn. Is Michael Flynn guilty of colluding with Russia?  Was he guilty of perjury? Or was he framed?
Police State America     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

House Democrats line up behind what could be the largest expansion of government in decades

fromDailyCaller: Democrats are increasingly lining up to support a “Green New Deal,” which, while vague on details, could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Blame government regulations for America's uninsured problem

fromForbes: Consider how the Affordable Care Act has destroyed America's individual insurance market. The guaranteed issue mandate forces insurers to sell coverage to all customers, regardless of their age and health status.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Disparities galore

fromCreators: We differ significantly over a host of socio-economic characteristics by race, sex, ethnicity and nationality. The differences have little or nothing to do with any sort of social injustice or unfair treatment. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

NY Times Suggests Eradication of All Humans Not a Bad Thing—Because “Climate Change”

fromNYTimes: Would our planet be better if all humans were wiped off the face of the Earth? NY Times ponders how that is not such a bad idea.