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Showing posts with label homeless. Show all posts

Dec 5, 2018


France's protesters are part of a global backlash against climate change taxes

fromSFGate: People of the world are revolting against extreme government taxes based on the pretense of climate change.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Pageant may show that men make the best women

fromTheBlast: Gamblers say transgender could be the next Miss Universe. Many observers conclude that feminism just got set back a good bit.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

San Francisco's wealthy leftists are making homelessness worse

fromMises: In S.F., the median price of a modest single family home now stands at $1.6 million. A family of four with a household income of $100k is considered at the poverty line and actually qualifies for assistance from HUD.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The Amazon deal shows why we must end corporate welfare

fromActivistPost: Amazon is but one example of local governments bestowing special favor on the few at the expense of those less able to petition for tax dollars.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Colion Noir - Guns and Reason

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Rubin Report, gun rights activist Colion Noir explains his advocacy of concealed carry and other gun rights and his opposition to universal background checks and assault weapon bans.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Paul Ryan Is kinda sorry he was a total failure at balancing the budget

fromReason: Ryan presided over three years of growing deficits and laid the groundwork for worse to come.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Nov 13, 2018


The real winner of the 2018 midterms: individual liberty

fromTheHill: The most important takeaway is that we will have a divided federal government, with the executive branch and Senate controlled by the Republicans and the House controlled by the Democrats.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Civil forfeiture is worse than its proponents proclaim

fromSaltLakeTribune: For the uninitiated, this is a law that allows the government to legally take possession of your property without even having to charge you with commission of a crime, let alone secure a conviction.
Police State America

Pot proponents claim victory, set sights on national legalization

fromNBCNews: "Marijuana has now been legalized for adult use in one out of every five states, so I think it's safe to say federal laws are in need of an update," he said.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Racism as a Political Tactic

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look at how racism has been reduced to virtually a meaningless political tactic. Christopher Harris.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Gov’t denies homeless people food by raiding charity, pouring bleach on food to destroy it

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Earlier this month, the kind folks over at Free Hot Soup Kansas City hosted a picnic at their local park and invited hundreds of homeless people to partake in the food. 
Regulation Nation     The Government is Not Us

DEA and ICE 'are hiding secret cameras inside streetlights and traffic barrels across the country'

fromDailyMail: The US Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies have hidden a number of covert surveillance cameras inside street lights, according to federal contracting documents.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Nov 7, 2018


San Francisco voters smack businesses with new tax to fund more homeless

fromCNBC: As high rents drive out productive citizens, SF seeks to build more homeless shelters to attract more unproductive citizens. 
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency           Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Federal judge advocates jury nullification in response to overzealous child pornography prosecution

fromReason: It just makes sense to let jurors know about their already established power to exercise discretion over bad laws and ill-considered prosecutions. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Walter E Williams: Skin in the game

fromCreators: It turns out that 45 percent of American households, nearly 78 million individuals, have no federal income tax obligation. That poses a serious political problem.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

It’s not just one bad apple. Little Rock’s police department Is rotten throughout

fromReason: Radley Balko thoroughly documents a culture of misconduct, incompetence, and poor training, and the unnecessary deaths that resulted. 
Police State America

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

fromNewsNow: A public school district in Indiana has announced it will drug test students participating in extracurricular activities, a policy that is being criticized by a longtime civil liberties attorney. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Two NY Dems find brand new way to crap on the Constitution in an effort to regulate guns

fromTwitchy: They are “drafting a bill that would allow authorities to review 3 years of social media history and 1 year of internet search history for anyone who wants to buy a gun” 
2nd Amendment Assaults

September 17, 2018


The cure for homelessness

fromMises: One of most fascinating aspects of progressives is the blindness they display to the adverse consequences of their very own government programs.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market         The Welfare State: Promoting Dependence

VIDEO: Charles Murray - Regulation Nation: A Strategy to Fight Back

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Charles Murray puts forward a strategy to confront regulatory state tyranny.
Regulation Nation

Congress just passed a $150 billion spending package without any consideration for looming deficit

fromReason: Just days after the latest CBO projections showed the deficit getting worse, Congress signs off on another bi-partisan spending increase.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The game is rigged: Congress invites no consumer privacy advocates to its consumer privacy hearing

fromEFF: The upcoming hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee may be the launch pad for this strategy of undoing stronger state laws.
The Government is Not Us         Government is Watching Every Move You Make

WATCH: Cops dump 17 rounds into ‘good samaritan’ veteran as he tried to break up a fight

fromReason: A father of three and a Navy veteran was gunned down by two police officers as he tried to be a good Samaritan and break up a fight outside of a Portland bar. As usual, the cops are excused of accountability.
Police State America

Google caught on camera showing its bias

fromReason: The video within the article is evidence of the tech elitists who believe they should control what citizens see in searches so that Trump's trashed and all the successful things go unseen. 
Media Bias on Parade

July 11, 2016

San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

fromNYPost: Both SF and NY are one-party towns. They’re incubators of uber-liberal policies. Both cities have produced astonishing inequality, an ever-shrinking middle class and a deepening homeless problem.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery                   The Government is Not Us

California university works to reduce number of white people on campus

fromTheCollegeFix: “In 2011, the campus was 63 percent Caucasian,” the May 2 report informs readers, “in fall of 2017, it was less than 55 percent … but there is still much work to do.”
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

MSNBC does not merely permit fabrications against Democratic Party critics. It  rewards them.

fromTheIntercept: NBC News and MSNBC have essentially merged with the CIA and intelligence community and thus, use their tactics. The network is filled with former generals and CIA officials.
Media Bias on Parade

How government caused 'the boy crisis’

fromReason: Author Warren Farrell says welfare programs encourage fatherless households.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The rise of mass knife attacks around the world shows the problem isn't guns. It's people

fromZeroHedge: In China, where firearms are tightly restricted, it’s probably no surprise that those who want to hurt people found another way to do it.
2nd Amendment Assaults

How the United Kingdom became a police state

fromMises: Hopefully, a cautionary tale. More likely, a preview of coming attractions
Police State America

May 17, 2016

Supreme Court strikes down federal law that prohibited states from legalizing sports gambling

fromReason: “A more direct affront to state sovereignty is not easy to imagine.”
The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Seattle plans to punish the productive in order to subsidize bums

fromDailyMail: Democrats take care of their constituency. Seattle will tax companies including Amazon and Starbucks $275 per employee to provide shelter for the homeless in $48million scheme.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The issue is liberty, not gambling

fromTheWallStreetJournal: The high court takes a rare stand in defense of the Tenth Amendment.
The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The University of New Hampshire earns FIRE’s top rating for free speech

fromFosters: The free exchange of ideas continues to survive in some quarters.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Stop asking what happened before someone started filming police brutality

fromTheIntercept: Most folks don't wear camcorders and only start filming when things start turning ugly.
Police State America

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch just hinted they would end privacy as we know it

fromTheDailyBeast: The rights of the individual continue to shrink as the authority of the government continues to expand, as Thomas and Gorsuch seem to have joined the parade.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

May 9, 2016

Andrew Napolitano: Prosecutors and the rule of law

fromCreators: The practice of indicting a person for a matter utterly unrelated to the core of the government's investigation in order to turn the indicted person into a government witness is commonplace.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: FBI as a Political Weapon

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Once a primary tool of justice, the FBI has now shown itself to be a weaponized political instrument, relentlessly harassing a series of political opponents.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Before and after welfare handouts

fromCreators: Before the welfare state, charity embodied both a sense of gratitude on the behalf of the recipient and magnanimity on the behalves of donors. There was a sense of civility by the recipients.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Over-regulation is making us more vulnerable to disease

fromReason: Regulatory precaution, not rising temperatures, is the main driver for the increase in vector-borne disease.
Regulation Nation

In dysfunctional California, libraries are 21st century homeless shelters

fromUSNews: The Golden State is looking more like Venezuela every day.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The GOP needs a dose of Jordan Peterson

fromReason: The Republican Party needs to seek professional help. Badly. Perhaps it should consult with Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

February 2, 2018


The full text of the Nunes memo

fromVox: The draining of the swamp begins now. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

FISA memo "will shake FBI to the core" as Director Wray said to consider quitting

fromZeroHedge: The potential release of the memo penned by House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes has set up a standoff with Trump against both the FBI and Department of Justice. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

Cops raid licensed chef’s home, steal his cooking equipment—for feeding the homeless

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A local chef, who had his food handler's license was raided by a dozen cops and health department officials who stole all of his equipment because he fed the homeless without a proper permit. 
Regulation Nation     Police State America

U.S. private sector job creation blows away consensus in January

fromThePeoplesPundit: Pro-free market measures help the service-providing sector added a whopping 212,000 jobs in January. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Real life has no safe spaces

fromCreators: Parents know there's no "safe space" in life, so why are colleges providing students with a false sense of security and thus not preparing them for life beyond the ivory towers on campus? 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Americans wanted more privacy protections. Congress gave them fewer.

fromSlate: You don’t have to be a criminal or a terrorist to be affected by Congress’ Section 702 surveillance expansion. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - American Liberty Warrior

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author/professor Walter E Williams has spent a lifetime advocating the moral superiority of liberty. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

fromCreators: Professors at schools of education tend to have the lowest level of academic respectability. American education could benefit from eliminating schools of education.
Indoctrination and Censorship

from TheDailyCaller: Any attempt to regulate the internet comes into direct conflict with the First Amendment, which is what makes the internet work in the first place. Restricted online speech = one-sided political dialogue and less ideological diversity.
Media Bias on Parade   Indoctrination and Censorship

from Reason: Red tape and the holidays.

from TheFreeThoughtProject: A self-proclaimed pedophile hunter, who lures would-be child molesters into public spaces where they can be arrested, has been arrested for this practice.
The Government is Not Us

from Yahoo: One reason for the clash is that citations to those feeding the homeless helps feed the coffers of politicians.
The Government is Not Us

fromTheDailySheeple: HuffPost writer Andy Ostroy attempted to virtue signal as a progressive liberal by attacking Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina as a token black man and a “manipulated prop” being used to sell the tax bill. Then ...
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

December 18, 2017


The end of free speech

from Reason: In 2017, the left eats its own and the right shows its true colors.
Indoctrination and Censorship

FBI edits to Clinton exoneration go far beyond what was previously known; Comey implicated

ZeroHedge: The letter reveals specific edits in a coordinated conspiracy among top FBI brass to decriminalize Clinton's conduct by changing legal terms and phrases, omitting key information, and minimizing the role of the Intelligence Community.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Since feeding the homeless is now illegal, a group carried AR15s to give out food—it worked

from theFreeThoughtProject: A large group of well-armed good samaritans took to the streets this week to openly break a bad law to help the homeless and those less fortunate.
Regulation Nation

What happens after the next 9/11

from LewRockwell: We’re going backwards in most areas of personal freedom. And America, of all places, is leading the way.
Police State America

NYT prints government-funded propaganda about government-funded propaganda

from FAIR: Social media manipulation is in urgent need of robust discussion. But outlets that focus only on attempts by official US enemies, and never direct any criticism inwards, aren’t concerned with an earnest discussion of the problem.
Indoctrination and Censorship   Media Bias on Parade

Judicial Watch President: "Forget Mueller," The real question is "do we need to shut down the FBI?"

from ZeroHedge: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it's time to move beyond discussing whether it's appropriate to shut down Special Counsel Mueller's investigation and move on to consider whether it's now time to consider shutting down the FBI.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

December 4, 2017


Cops steal $91,800 from a musician, claiming he gave it to them

from Reason: Wyoming's roadside waivers are a thin disguise for highway robbery.
Police State America

Activists arrested in Atlanta for feeding homeless without a permit before Thanksgiving

from ActivistPost: Feeding the hungry without paying politicians for the privilege.
The Government is Not Us   Regulation Nation

Supreme Court could legalize sports betting nationwide

from DailyCaller: As a result of a challenge from New Jersey — home of gambling Mecca Atlantic City — the court could overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and allow sports betting in most states.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Four camera surveillance PODS coming to a city near you

from MassPrivatei: Welcome to Police State America, where one camera surveillance system is never enough.
Police State America   Government is Watching Every Move You Make

CNN calls for banning the term ‘fake news’

from DownTrend: In a related story, medicine show operators are calling to ban the term "snake oil salesman".
Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: William F Buckley Jr - Newt Gingrich: A Debate on the Legalization of Drugs

from LibertyPen/YouTube: (1990) Excerpts from: A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That Drugs Should Be Legalized. Also in the debate: Richard Dennis, Ira Glasser, Robert W. Sweet, Pat Schroeder, Charles B. Rangel, and, William von Raab.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Elderly Man Watches New Jersey Cops Tear Down His Home

Politicians wanted the land.    An elderly homeless man watched in tears as the home he'd built in the woods six years before was torn down by police. Sam's eyes filled up as he silently watched the sturdy, wooden structure bulldozed along with his carefully tended garden trimmed with a white picket fence. Until last month, Sam lived in a woodland   ... MORE

8 Ridiculous Laws That Stop People From Helping Others

by Nick Sibilla. No good deed goes unpunished. Dr. Elizabeth Gohl was a dentist in the U.S. Navy for five years, where she performed hundreds of teeth extractions on sailors. She left the Navy and moved to Arkansas, where she wanted to extract teeth for free at a charity event. But the state said no. Even though she is a licensed dentist and an orthodontist, a bizarre law kept her from volunteering. Arkansas is just one of eight states that ban orthodontists from performing basic dental services, like cleaning or removing teeth. The law also  ... MORE

Insensitive Bans on Sharing Food With Homeless Persist

by Baylen Linnekin.     Regulation trumps hunger for politicians. With all the restrictions on selling and marketing food, it’s easy to forget that even sharing food is sometimes still a crime. Despite my own stated optimism last year, it appears that bans on sharing food with the homeless and less fortunate won’t be going away any time     ... MORE

The Mythical Invasion Of The Super Bowl Hookers

by Maggie McNeil.        Major events such as World’s Fairs and the Olympics always provide an excuse for governments to “clean things up” in the host cities before the guests arrive. Police sweep people the leaders consider undesirable, embarrassing or just plain unsightly out of public view (and into jails or exile for the duration). The victims   ... MORE

Steven Greenhut: California's Homeless Bill Of Rights

The latest nitwittery from Golden State lawmakers.       The Homeless Bill of Rights, the name applied to a new bill that recently soared through the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote, is the latest in a long line of California legislation that has grabbed national attention for its sheer lunacy. At the current rate,     ... MORE

A Case Against Government Bans On Feeding The Homeless

by Baylen Linnekin.    During the late 1990s, when I worked as a researcher in the Judiciary Square area of downtown Washington, DC, my job required me to walk across The Mall twice each day to pick up documents at the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation. En route, I would invariably stop to talk with     ... MORE