Showing posts with label marijuana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label marijuana. Show all posts

February 20, 2018


Victor Davis Hansen: Understanding the California Mind

fromAmericanGreatness: In California, civilization is speeding in reverse—well aside from the decrepit infrastructure, dismal public schools, and sky-high home prices.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

"Now, the reckoning comes" - the media-created Russia-collusion story collapses

fromZero-Hedge: The press has played an active role in the Trump-Russia collusion story since its inception. It helped birth it...
Media Bias on Parade      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Study: thanks to fracking, we don’t need Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to meet Paris climate target

fromWattsUpWithThat: Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions. CMU researchers point out that there are many paths to compliance.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Empowering Parents for Better Schools

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman makes the case that parents are more vested in the education of their children than faceless bureaucrats.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Marijuana criminal cases dropped en masse by Philadelphia district attorney

fromNBC10: The new DA's message to police who arrest people for simple pot possession: We're going to drop the charges. Who needs jury nullification when the prosecutor saves us the trouble?
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Mueller indictment - The "Russian influence" Is a commercial marketing scheme

fromMoonofAlabama: What is described was a small commercial marketing scheme which ran click-bait websites to generate advertisement revenue and created online crowds.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

February 16, 2018


A lawsuit against Sessions could be the one to legalize marijuana

fromForbes: The government contention that there is no medical benefit to cannabis is being exposed in court as moronic.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Trump's Immigration Plan

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker Carlson looks at Trump's immigration plans and examines the complaints of Democrats
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Black History Month

fromCreators: Black Americans, as a group, have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in mankind's history. But what about now?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: A Million Dollars a Minute

fromCreators: President Obama's and President Trump's own military and intelligence chiefs have argued that the national debt is the greatest threat to freedom and security that we face today. Why is no one listening?
Defense Versus The War Machine    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Endangered gestures: the kiss on the hand

fromLewRockwell.com: Disappearing along with hierarchies, order and politeness.
The Pursuit of Happiness       Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Democrats forming marijuana legalization consensus

fromForbes: Smart, very smart.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

February 15, 2018


Trump proposes eliminating federal funding for PBS, NPR

fromTheHill: Just because leftwing media channels are not supported by the free market doesn't mean taxpayers should have to do it.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Media Bias on Parade

How much privacy do you have when you buy marijuana in California?

fromPolitiFact: Not much and yes, the feds can still bust you if they please.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Andrew Napolitano: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a parting shot at personal freedom

fromFoxNews: President Barack Obama delivered perhaps his harshest blow to constitutional freedom by permitting his attorney general to circumvent the Fourth Amendment.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     The Government is Not Us

Elon Musk and yet another year of magical thinking

fromZeroHedge: Elon Musk’s ventures have reportedly vacuumed in around $5 billion in federal subsidies. He is clearly a government parasite.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The left is conditioning college students to hate free speech

fromWND: Only when opposing speech is banned can politically correct nitwittery prevail.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Indoctrination and Censorship

Surprise! Dershowitz 'biggest enemies' not who you think

fromWND: Harvard prof says group poses 'great danger to the American future'.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

January 31, 2018


John Stossel: How Free Are You?

fromReason: Where does the United States land on the 2017 Freedom Index? Not as high as you think..
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Marijuana mapped: the price of weed across the U.S.

fromBloomberg: It’s relatively cheap in Seattle, and L.A. and San Francisco are pretty competitive, but it’s an entirely different story on the East Coast, especially in the nation’s capital.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Harry Browne - Legalize Drugs

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From an interview with radio celebrity Art Bell, former presidential candidate Harry Browne argues to defund crime syndicates and empower citizens.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Immigration Lies and Hypocrisy

fromCreators: We should not fall prey to people who criticize our efforts to combat illegal immigration and who pompously say, "We're a nation of immigrants!" The debate is not over immigration. The debate is over illegal immigration.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

CNN has gone bananas and doesn't seem to care; and other horrible examples of media bias

fromFoxNews: Yes, CNN staffers have lost their minds. One year of Donald Trump’s America and he’s defeated them as thoroughly the New England Patriots beat, well, just about anybody.
Media Bias on Parade

January 27, 2018


Businesses are being forced to pay the police to let them spy on customers

fromMassPrivateI: In Michigan, politicians are mandating businesses install surveillance equipment connected to the police department.
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Why no gadget can prove how stoned you are

fromReason: The truth contained within this article is for your consumption only. Don't expect it to influence authorities to who are vested in the prevailing wisdom being otherwise.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   Regulation Nation    Police State America

Venezuela's economy circles the drain, inflation jumps 1000 % in just one day

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Prof Steve Hanke reports: Yesterday, Venezuelan inflation surpassed 6,000% for the first time. Today, it has surpassed 7,000%, sitting at 7,155%. #Venezuela is in an economic free fall.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

New York governor wants taxpayers to fund college education for illegals

fromReason: Andrew Cuomo refuses to take a back seat to Jerry Brown in the crazy car.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Tyrannical Law will throw waiters in jail who offer customers unsolicited plastic straws

fromReason: Busybodies minding your own business. Lawmakers will use the barrel of a gun to enforce a tyrannical state laws to reduce customer service.
Regulation Nation

The plan is for driverless police cars to patrol freeways to insure zero speeders

fromDigitalTrends: The filings explain Ford’s autonomous patrol car would primarily rely on a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. 
Regulation Nation    Police State America    Government is Watching Every Move You Make

January 25, 2018


Things are getting worse, not better: round ups, checkpoints and national ID cards

fromRutherfordInstitute: We are not supposed to be living in a “show me your papers” society.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   Police State America    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Michael Boldin - Resisting Federal Tyranny

fromRutherfordInstitute: From the Tom Woods Show, Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, joins Tom to discuss actions by states to thwart federal overreach in a variety of areas.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

State lawmakers push back on federal anti-marijuana moves

fromWeedMaps: Several national polls show that voters strongly support the right of states to set their own cannabis laws without federal interference.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Greedy California politicians make sure the black market for pot will thrive

fromNewsMax: "The existing black market for cannabis may prove formidable competitor to legal markets if new taxes lead to higher prices than available from illicit sources," the report warned. And they will.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

fromTheVerge: What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   Police State America

WATCH: Over a dozen cops swarm, arrest tiny girl for sitting incorrectly on the subway

fromFreeThoughtProject: An unnamed LAPD officer had reportedly asked the small woman to remove her foot 
from an adjoining seat but she didn’t immediately comply.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

fromTheWashingtonTimes: The elites in the federal government and the deep state — the parts of the government that are unauthorized by the Constitution and that operate in the dark, what candidate Trump called “the swamp” — have formed a consensus that marches the might of the government toward total Orwellian surveillance.
The Government is Not Us      Government is Watching Every Move You Make    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromTheRuthrfordInstitute: Enough with the deafening silence in the face of outright corruption, base immorality, denigrating language, demoralizing greed, abject cruelty, derision, cynicism, violence, oppression and tyranny.
The Government is Not Us 

fromCreators: Over the course of two hours last Thursday morning, Donald Trump offered two diametrically opposed takes on a surveillance bill making its way through Congress. Both were wrong.   
Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

fromReason: Is there a place in our system for a jury to acquit because the jurors believe the underlying law is unconstitutional?
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromForbes: Recovery from our generations-long war on cannabis must include a range of efforts at the federal level, from adjusting the role and responsibility of law enforcement to reinvesting in communities.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromCreators: The Southern Poverty Law Center is now a hate group itself. It's a money-grabbing slander machine.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromPeoplesPundit: Nullification occurs when a jury votes “not guilty” because a law is either unjust or wrongly applied, not because a defendant is actually innocent.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromFreeThoughtProject: With the legalization of marijuana comes the bolstering of the police state and the new mouth swab checkpoints for weed are evidence of it.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Police State America

fromPeoplesPundit: Nullification occurs when a jury votes “not guilty” because a law is either unjust or wrongly applied, not because a defendant is actually innocent.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromBillWhittle/YouTube: Remember when the world made sense and movies showed us evil just long enough to be vanquished? What happened? What spell have we been under?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

fromCNNMoney: End-stage socialism is always a tragic sight. Cash is gone.

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The brilliant philosopher expounds on three powerful concepts.
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: Unfortunately, that's not all it's doing.
Regulation Nation

fromCreators: Just hours after his announcement, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a bill to allow recreational use of cannabis, which the Senate had passed last year, and Republican Gov. Phil Scott supports the idea.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromTheFederalist: Google employees are creating their own enclave of mandatory wokeness, but they're not content to keep this ideological policing within their own walls.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Police State America

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Body camera footage of a Las Vegas cop abusing a woman was so bad that the cop was actually sentenced to prison this week.
Police State America

fromAIER: People who have traveled the world, or are of a certain age and have long memories, are conscious, however inchoately, that something has gone very wrong in our bathrooms. Maybe you are among those who have noticed.
Regulation Nation

fromDownTrend: The list of stupid things you can’t bring on an airplane just got a little longer and a lot more stupid. Apparently you can’t bring your own hand if it is pointing.
fromCreators: Judge Andrew Napolitano asks whatever happened to the public promise to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution as it is written?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromRutherfordInstitute: A 26-year-old man was gunned down by police who banged on the wrong door , failed to identify themselves and then repeatedly shot and killed the innocent homeowner who answered the door while holding a gun in self-defense, but the justices of the high court refused to intervene to address police misconduct.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromProjectVeritas: Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it”.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromCreators: When health totalitarians make suggestions, leftist politicians jump.
Regulation Nation

fromYouTube: In praise of the 5th Amendment right not to be a witness against yourself.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     Police State America

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: In addition to putting dent in failed 'War on Drugs,' legalization could put hundreds of thousands of people to work and generate billions in revenue.
fromDailyWire: British single-payer system forced to ration care for tens of thousands.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market       Regulation Nation

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Law professor and columnist Eugene Volokh looks at troubling trends against academic freedom at American college and universities.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromWired: Cops can determine a suspect’s precise location, outgoing and incoming calls, and even listen-in on a call or see the content of a text message using a device called Stingray.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromInvestors: Any voters outside the Clinton bubble who negotiated their way around the "who cares?" media in 2016 could clearly see that the Clintons have filled a 50-car train with scandal baggage over the decades.
Media Bias on Parade

fromPatriotRising: Sessions’ usurpation of state marijuana laws is the type of federal intrusion into state issues usually opposed by conservatives. Sadly, too many conservatives are willing to sacrifice individual liberties for the war on drugs.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      The Government is Not Us

fromTheIntercept: With major NSA surveillance authorities set to expire later this month, House Republicans are rushing to pass a bill that would reauthorize existing powers and codify into law some practices that critics have called unconstitutional.
fromAmericanSpectator: An attorney general at odds with his own president, Republican public opinion, and federalism.
The Government is Not Us     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromDailyBell: Imagine the helplessness of having your phone taken by an Agent, and searched without your consent. No suspicion of any crime. No probable cause. Just some thug using brute force to violate your privacy.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromDownTrend: Adding to the growing list of accomplishments that can be credited to the POTUS, food stamp use has taken a big drop since Barack Obama left the White House.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market   The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

fromReason: Similar taxes in other cities have led to lost jobs and without bringing in the expected revenue.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromTheFreeBeacon: Bernie, Pocahantas and Biden are the best they have.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromRutherfordInstitute: Jeff Sessions has made a concerted effort to expand the police state’s power to search, strip, seize, raid, steal from, arrest and jail Americans for any infraction, no matter how insignificant.
fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Crime Watch Daily, a Mesa cop faces the legal system after he executes an unarmed man who violated no laws.

fromReason: Economy advances while administrative state recedes; lefty commentators hardest hit.
Regulation Nation

fromReason: Debt and deficits mount as lawmakers remain addicted to borrowing and spending.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromNewsBusters: Every day in 2018, research director Rich Noyes will be tweeting out “This Day in Media Bias History” from the files of NewsBusters and the MRC. Here’s a recap of the first week’s examples.
Media Bias on Parade

fromNationalReview: Rather than blaming Jeff Sessions for enforcing the law, Congress should pass new legislation and put it on the president’s desk. It’s time to do the right thing the right, constitutional way.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Former Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne joins radio host Art Bell for a conversation on the relentless growth of the federal government.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

fromInfoWars: WikiLeaks acknowledge Trump administration ended grand jury proceedings.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromForbes: People have reason to be impressed with President Trump's achievements on stemming the the flow of red tape
Regulation Nation

fromNationalReview: Congress should make it a priority to get the federal government out of this area, and to let the states, not the attorney general’s fealty, determine which rules are best for their citizenries.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromReason: Alaska has the lowest taxes on recreational marijuana.
Regulation Nation    The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromReason: The potential for corruption of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act should warrant more, not less, oversight.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Joe Concha (The Hill) joins Tucker to explain how through its efforts to damage Trump, the mainstream media has devalued its own currency: credibility.
Media Bias on Parade


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

fromLATimes: California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won't stop the greedy hand of federal agents from seizing the drug — even in tiny amounts — on busy freeways and backcountry highways.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange    The Government is Not Us    Police State America


Time to defund the U.N.

fromCreators: Ben Shapiro column. The U.N. has always been a foolish fantasy, a League of Nations knockoff that's been about as productive and twice as irritating. It's an outmoded organization that's outlived whatever small usefulness it once had.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A recent study found that hundreds of innocent pedestrians are paying the price after they were issued erroneous tickets for crossing the street improperly.
Police State America

fromReason: Short extension of FISA snooping powers shoved into temporary spending bill.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Tom Woods Show, writer-commentator Karen Straughan comments on feminism, sexual misconduct, the evolution of the boy scouts and the role of men in today’s society.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromKRON4: The California option destroyers never sleep. Now, California residents are restricted from buying ammo online among other freedom-reducing measures.
2nd Amendment Assaults    Regulation Nation

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

December 12, 2017


Shocking VIDEO of cop executing an unarmed man begging for his life

from FreeThoughtProject: Even more shocking was the cop's acquittal. Read more here: Arizona Cop Acquitted for Killing Man Crawling Down Hotel Hallway While Begging for His Life
Police State America   The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - PC Nitwittery 2017

from LibertyPen/YouTube: Consider this a progress report on the dumbing down of America. A look at the explosion of PC nitwittery taking place on college campuses.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Britain considers making whistling at women a HATE crime

from DownTrend: The Metropolitan Police today revealed it is speaking with other UK forces to assess whether it is worth cracking down on gender-based hate crimes after a pilot scheme was launched in the East Midlands last year.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Albany marijuana advocate suggests jury nullification

from WALB10: Georgia marijuana advocates are making a push to convince jurors not to convict people charged with minor drug crimes. Don't forget: Government exists to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (Declaration of Independence)
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process   The Pursuit of Happiness

20 of the Most Ridiculous Anti-Gun Moments of 2017

from BearingArms: Just when we thought things couldn’t get any crazier than the whirlwind year we had during the presidential election of 2016, we were served 2017.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Chief pathologist resigns to expose sheriff for falsifying autopsy reports to protect killer cops

from FreeThoughtProject: After resigning from his position as chief, an autopsy doctor is now calling out the sheriff for overriding his death investigations to protect officers.
Police State America   The Government is Not Us

November 28, 2017


These laws are eroding public trust with police. And they are hurting good officers too

from Sacramento Bee: Here is the point that always gets lost in discussions about police brutality: The system is rigged in favor of the police every time it is alleged.
Police State America

The Motherboard guide to avoiding state surveillance

from Motherboard: A straightforward guide to privacy, messaging, and keeping yourself safe from passive and active surveillance.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Mother, Air Force vet kidnapped, sent to Rikers for traveling in NY with her legal Texas handgun

from TheFreeThoughtProject: For carrying her legally purchased and licensed handgun in her vehicle as she traveled through New York, a mother of two and honorably discharged veteran was arrested and charged with a felony.
Police State America    2nd Amendment Assaults

Walter E Williams: Black Self-Sabotage

from Creators: How long will black people accept the educational destruction of black youngsters — something that only benefits the education establishment?
Indoctrination and Censorship

Trump calls for media competition to win FAKE NEWS trophy

from DownTrend: The smart money is on CNN.
Media Bias on Parade

Legalization a boon to more than just marijuana markets

from the Las Vegas Sun: “Let’s put it like this: A rising tide takes all ships,” said Stuart Titus, CEO of San Diego-based General Hemp. “It’s incredible to see the growth in the industry.”
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange