Showing posts with label legalization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label legalization. Show all posts

April 24, 2019


NYT: The tables have turned -- Time to investigate the FBI, Steele and the rest of the 'witch hunters'

fromZeroHedge:  Now that the shoe is on the other foot, and key Democrats backing away from talks of impeachment, let's see if lady justice will follow the rest of us down the rabbit hole. 
The Government is Not Us           Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Is nationwide marijuana legalization just around the corner?

fromReason:  It's hard to be pessimistic about marijuana legalization these days. Recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states and decriminalized in another 14.  

Walter E Williams: Millennials for socialism

fromCreators:  If one needed evidence of the gross ignorance of millennials, and their teachers and college professors, it's their solid support for socialism and socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson - The Russia Collusion Hoax, A Retrospective

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  From American Thought Leaders, historian Victor Davis Hanson provides a brilliant retrospective of the Russian Hoax, detailing the players, the playbook and what could come next. 

Should prostitution be a normal profession?

fromBBC:  When prostitution is illegal “what ends up happening is the sex workers themselves have to pay bribes to the police – either sexual bribes or financial bribes – to then escape the enforcement of the law. That simply means they have to do more sex work in order to make up the money they’ve paid to the state.”

The panic over ‘social media addiction’ threatens free speech

fromReason:  Classifying heavy internet use as medical addiction leads to bad policy and inferior patient care. 

Feb 28, 2019


Marijuana legalization bills are advancing in several states

fromForbes:  Marijuana legalization advocates came into 2019 expecting it to be a huge year for cannabis, and lawmakers around the country are not disappointing them so far.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

No drugs, no crime and just pennies for school: how police use civil asset forfeiture

fromPulitzerCenter:  In the past two decades, the federal government took in $36.5 billion in assets police seized from the America people, many of whom never were charged with a crime or shown to have drugs.
Police State America

Political bias is destroying people’s faith in journalism

fromNYPost:  A war on liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not enough. Democrats go for the trifecta, as 44 vote for infanticide.
Media Bias on Parade

Apple's intensifying privacy & encryption stance worsening FBI struggles with lawbreakers 'going dark'

fromAppleInsider:  Because of Apple's and other companies' stances on end-to-end encryption, the U.S. government's trouble in intercepting online communications is only accelerating.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Additional Little Rock residents share stories of "unjustified" no-knock warrants

fromKATV:  Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump: "So as long as officers know that police involved shooting reviews that are meaningless rubber-stamps, they have no incentive to change their behavior."
Police State America

How Is abortion after birth not news?

fromLATimes:  A war on liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not enough. Democrats go for the trifecta, as 44 vote for infanticide.

Jan 23, 2019


Uncle Sam wants your DNA: The FBI’s diabolical plan to create a nation of suspects

fromRutherfordInstitute: Uncle Sam wants you. Correction: Uncle Sam wants your DNA. Actually, if the government gets its hands on your DNA, they as good as have you in their clutches.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make        Police State America

Marijuana is legal in California. So why is the CHP arresting delivery drivers?

fromMercedSun-Star: The CHP hasn’t slowed down in cannabis seizures since legalization. In fact, the department seized nearly eight tons of cannabis between January and November of 2018.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Police State America

Homeschooling produces better-educated, more-tolerant kids. Politicians hate that

fromReason: Government officials should use the success of the competition as an educational moment.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

fromWND: Daniel J. Pilla explains agency's plan to surveil your finances.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Several states invoking nullification to rein In federal government

fromWND: From the Dakotas to Rhode Island to Kentucky, states are increasingly moving to use nullification as a method to curtail what they contend are unconstitutional actions by the U.S. government.
The Government is Not Us

How can we take power away from criminal gangs? Legalize drugs

fromTheGuardian: Prohibition makes our world a more dangerous place, trapping people in poverty

Jan 19, 2019


Congressman slams civil forfeiture as 'a series of government shakedowns'

fromForbes: Under federal law, property owners facing civil forfeiture are essentially guilty until proven innocent and must bear the burden of proof, unlike criminal cases.
Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: John Stossel: Government shutdown shows private Is better

fromReason: Shutdown teaches us that much of government is NOT essential.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market       The Government is Not Us

How long can Congress keep pretending marijuana legalization isn’t the norm?

fromCourant: As more states vote to legalize adult recreational use, they are creating a powerful coalition against the federal government, which continues to classify marijuana as an illegal Schedule 1 drug on par with heroin.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

How U.S. surveillance technology is propping up authoritarian regimes

fromWashingtonPost: The sale of technologies such as spyware and facial-recognition systems to human rights abusers enables insidious social control and encroachment on basic civil liberties.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Why they keep coming - The migrant caravans

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A look at the incentives that attract migrants and have politicians blocking attempts to secure the border. Also, a look at the political dynamics driving the government shutdown.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Norway readies 'Big Brother' GPS-based taxation per mile-driven

fromZeroHedge: Coming to a tyranny near you. The idea is to transform the public to electric cars, then make up lost fuel tax revenue with a scheme like this.

Dec 28, 2018


The self-destruction of US farmers

fromCreators: Agriculture was a crown jewel of America's export economy. Then President Trump happened. He launched his "easy-to-win" trade wars, and our trading partners hit back right where the farm belt hurts.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Mom Arrested, Jailed for letting 7-year-old watch his 4-year-old brother at home alone

fromReason: State says not enough supervision so it puts mom behind bars. Ironically, the kids were watching the movie "Home Alone" when the cops showed up for no good reason to disrupt their lives.
Police State America        Regulation Nation

Michelle Obama ends Hillary Clinton's run as most admired

fromGallup: (Not from the Onion or CNN) This certainly has all the signs of Russian tampering. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

⇨ Let’s make free speech the great cause of 2019

fromReason: From state bans to corporate censorship, free speech is in trouble.

VIDEO: Police State America - The Persecution of Michael Flynn II

fromReason: What is happening to Michael Flynn could happen to anyone deemed a political enemy of the establishment.
Police State America        Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Marijuana legalization means safer borders and less smuggling, study shows

fromForbes: As more states have moved to create a legal supply chain for marijuana, less cannabis is being smuggled over the U.S.'s southern border.
July 13, 2016

How to file a complaint against a police officer

fromRonsSpot: Never … ever…walk into a police station by yourself and try to file a complaint against a police officer. Civilian testers have shown that you may be harassed or falsely arrested for doing so.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: Shooting ourselves in the foot

fromCreators: It's as if you and I were in a rowboat out at sea and I shot a hole in my end of the boat. What should be your response?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

John Stossel: Dads needed

fromCreators: Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles. But then, as he learned more ... 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Facebook algorithm flags, removes Declaration of Independence text as hate speech

fromReason: The social media site has a difficult time telling the difference between white nationalist ravings and the writing of Thomas Jefferson.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Rush Limbaugh - Harvard and The Deep State

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Rush Limbaugh relates an interesting article about the linkage between Ivy League schools and The Deep State — one that even transcends partisan politics.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Gambling and drugs may be the cure for Connecticut's ailing economy

fromCNBC: Connecticut’s legislature is considering legalization of sports betting and recreational marijuana, which could potentially generate hundreds of millions in revenue, creating jobs and promoting tourism.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 2, 2016

Laws that are 'impossible' to follow can still be Constitutional, says California court

fromTheIntercept: California judges insure the state remains the gold standard for nitwittery, deciding that just because it is impossible to comply with a law doesn’t make it invalid.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     Regulation Nation    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Cops arrested a black man. He called them Nazis, so he was charged with a hate crime.

fromReason: "This is not what the hate crime statute was for. This is criminalizing pure speech, and that violates the First Amendment."
Police State America

Marijuana legalization is having its best year ever

fromVox: From Canada to Vermont to Oklahoma to California, this has been a huge year for legalization advocates.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Shocking moment a cop uses a stun gun on a suspect sitting on a curb who WAS following police orders

fromTheDailyMail:     Video shows a Lancaster, Pennsylvania police officer deploy his Taser on a nonviolent man complying with orders.
Police State America

The wiretap rooms

fromTheIntercept: The NSA’s hidden spy hubs in eight U.S. cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Home builders are building smaller homes because of Trump's tariffs

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Lumber is the biggest component of a new home. An average house last year had more than $60,000 in wood products. Since early last year, lumber costs have shot up by more than 60 percent.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 13, 2016

Anti-drug police unit admitted it conducts illegal no-knock raids

fromToledoBlade: The DEU never bothered with its own investigation of these South Carolina cops, or even an after-action examination to determine what went wrong. They must believe the ends justify their means.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

Why President Trump may well flip-flop on marijuana legalization

fromFortune: President Donald Trump said he would “probably” support a new bipartisan bill that would return decision-making on marijuana laws to individual states. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Tommy Robinson’s right to free speech morally trumps all laws that violate it

fromTheObjectiveStandard: The real reason Robinson was arrested and jailed is that he has spoken out vociferously against jihad, Sharia law, Islam-inspired child rape, and mass Islamic immigration into England.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Civil asset forfeiture is a form of legal theft

fromToledoBlade: A 64-year-old Cleveland man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection for strip-searching him and seizing more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with a crime.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

Jeff Sessions struggles to get planned marijuana crackdown going

fromWallStreetJournal: Attorney general vowed to toughen federal enforcement of the drug, but he doesn’t have support from Trump or Congress. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Country Time stands up to “arcane laws” against kids lemonade stands

fromActivistPost: Popular lemonade brand is “taking a stand for lemonade stands” and pledging to help kids cover the costs of city permits when young kids end up getting their lemonade stands shut down and fined.
Regulation Nation

fromLATimes: Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it's worth asking why California has fallen behind.
Economics: Statism Versus The Free Market     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromYouTube/RutherfordInstitution: Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to see who you are or what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromYouTube/LibertyPen: Jerry Brown’s high speed rail project appears to be an effective scheme to steal private property from farmers and landowners through eminent domain, but will not produce any value for fleeced taxpayers.
The Government is Not Us    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromProjectVeritas: “Everything you send is stored on my server… You can’t [delete it], it’s already on my server.”
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromForbes: Walmart had good news and bad news for the hundreds of thousands of its employees recently. The good news is that it is hiking the minimum wage it pays them, the bad news is that it is closing dozens of its Sam Club Stores.
Regulation Nation     Economics: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromTheGuardian: Rates of assault and murder decreasing in regions near Mexican border where cannabis use has been partially legalized.
fromReason: Do we need a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to drive?
Regulation Nation

fromCreators: A 2016 report from the AAA Foundation noted that THC blood levels do not predict performance on roadside sobriety tests. It said "there is no evidence...that any objective threshold exists that established impairment."
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   Regulation Nation

fromHuffingtonPost: It didn’t just legalize weed, the state also enacted one of the most progressive criminal justice reforms in the country.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromYahoo: The joys of socialized medicine. Take a number.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Neil Cavuto opines on the laughable political deception of instituting spending cut resolutions, then reneging each and every time.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromFreeThoughtProject: Mike Tyson looks to revolutionize the marijuana industry as he breaks ground on a mega-resort for cannabis in Southern California.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

December 21, 2017


VIDEO: Fox News Reports - Corruption@FBI 4

from LibertyPen/YouTube: James Rosen, Bret Baier, Greg Jarrett, Tucker Carlson and others report on the conflicts of interests and double standards in play within the FBI and how the credibility of their investigation is effected.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    The Government is Not Us

‘Drugs are too expensive for the NHS – and people are paying with their lives’

from TheGuardian: The high cost of "free" socialized medicine in the UK.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Martial law in America: Cook County commissioner asks the U.N. to send troops to Chicago 

from ActivistPost: Liberal leaders in Chicago are now openly planning to declare martial law, complete with UN shock troops on the streets to police the American population.
Police State America

Trump and the GOP take a crucial bite out of the death tax

from WashingtonExaminer: Family-owned business across the country have extra reason to celebrate this Christmas season. President Trump will soon sign the GOP tax bill, which doubles the estate, gift and generation-skipping tax exemptions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Net neutrality vs. Internet freedom

from CapitalismMagazine: The Internet is not a collectivist commune; it is a free, voluntary, and private association of individuals and corporations harmoniously pursuing their individual goals.
Regulation Nation

Because Cali legalized weed, 500,000 ‘convicts’ get a second chance at freedom

from FreeThoughtProject: Nearly half a million people who have been labeled as felons for possessing a plant, could see their cannabis convictions cleared in California.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

September 27, 2017


When the government declared war on the First Amendment

from Reason: It all started with President Woodrow Wilson a hundred years ago.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Mel Brooks: Political correctness 'is the death of comedy'

from CNS News: Blazing Saddles could not be made today. Too many snowflakes might melt.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The coming war on business

from NY Times: So much more than the title suggests. A great article to explain how racism has polluted an otherwise worthwhile move to embrace traditional American principles.
The Government is Not Us

Brazil’s latest outbreak of drug gang violence highlights the real culprit: the war on drugs

from The Intercept: Legalization is their answer. "The data show that, judged by virtually every metric, the Portuguese decriminalization framework has been a resounding success.”
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

John Stossel: Entrepreneur saves free college courses from government ban

from Reason: An internet entrepreneur saved 20,000+ free online college lectures after the government declared them illegal.
Indoctrination and Censorship

California considers following China with combustion-engine car ban

from Bloomberg: This makes sense -- but only in explaining where California's goofy Governor Brown gets his guidance.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

September 6, 2017


The maximum price of the minimum wage

from The Washington Times:  When the bill for feel-good economics comes due, only the ignorant scream.
Regulation Nation

When cowards give in to looters, the American people are the losers

from The American Spectator:  Republicans wave the white flag on Obamacare as RINO senators and governors move toward a blueprint for surrender. When they ran for election, the GOP put on their masks. When they failed to act, they took them off.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Wisconsin moves to be first state ever to nullify federal cannabis prohibition through legislation

from The Free Thought Project:  State nullification of federal marijuana prohibition is completely constitutional, with the feds having little, if any, recourse to stop the process. Until now, cannabis has been legalized ONLY through direct initiative of the people, not by our so-called representatives.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Internet censorship bill would spell disaster for speech and innovation

from Electronic Frontier Foundation:  The bill, named the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, would not stop sex traffickers (its stated pretense), but it would chill free expression.
Indoctrination and Censorship

A 2020 Democratic agenda is emerging

from The Washington Post:  Intolerant and unrealistic, the party ditches pretended moderation and will openly fight for their left-wing agenda.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption