Showing posts with label police state. Show all posts
Showing posts with label police state. Show all posts

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

October 13, 2018


Cops charged with home invasion because a man asked for a warrant and they broke In without one

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: The fourth amendment violations of two Detroit cops were so egregious that they were actually arrested and charged with home invasion.
Police State America

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson - WTF happened in California

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Victor Davis Hanson offers explanation as to why the once great state of California now dominates the nation in poverty, high taxes, poor education, and low performance. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Government police fail to make arrests In nearly half of murder cases

fromMises: Many urban police departments fail to make arrests in even half of the murder cases in their jurisdictions. Imagine if a private sector policing firm had a similar rate of failure.
Police State America         The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Ronald Reagan's Vision for America

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From “A Time for Choosing”, excerpts of Ronald Reagan on government spending, a balanced budget, property rights, regulation, Social Security, socialism and the future of America.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle         Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    

John Stossel: socialism destroys

fromCreators: Famous actors recently made a commercial proclaiming that "democratic socialism" creates some of the best parts of America.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you’re sick, depressed and sell you meds

fromMises: Creepy Amazon app monitors your mood to know if you are getting sick so it can sell you medicine.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

October 10, 2018


The right not to snitch

fromReason: The First Amendment protects your right to not be a rat.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Brazil considers scaling back its gun control

fromMises: "In spite of stringent gun-control measures, Brazil's homicide rates are among the worst in the world. Now there's a movement to let more Brazilians defend themselves with private gun ownership." 
2nd Amendment Assaults

Creating a suspect society: The scary side of the technological police state

fromLewRockwell: It’s a given that Big Brother is always watching us. But, it is getting even creepier and more invasive, intrusive and stalker-like.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make        Police State America

L.A. County deputies stopped thousands of innocent Latinos in hopes of their next drug bust

fromLATimes: Trolling for revenue (civil asset forfeiture). The team of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies cruises the 5 Freeway, stopping motorists on the Grapevine in search of cars carrying drugs.
Police State America         The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Americans spent more on taxes than clothing and food combined

fromBlacklistedNews: In 2017, the American people spent more money on taxes than on clothing and food combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s data on consumer expenditures released this month.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Anti-PC writers tricked seven academic journals into accepting hoax papers on dog rape, fat phobia, etc.

fromReason: Surprise: If you work very, very hard at fooling people, you will often succeed.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

September 21, 2018


2 hours in jail for cop who killed Botham Jean. 2 nights for people protesting His Death.

fromReason: The state serves and protects its own agents. The public, not so much. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process       Police State America        The Government is Not Us

FBI, DOJ plan redactions despite Trump’s document order

fromBloomberg: So where is Jeff Sessions in all of this? The little rat-faced tyrant is probably too busy spreading lies about medical cannabis to do his job. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Reasoning about race

fromCreators: In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

New e-cigarette restrictions could be lethal

fromReason: The state serves and protects its own agents. The public, not so much. 
Regulation Nation

Medical marijuana patients decry state crackdown on pot purchases

fromOregonLive: The shameless government in Oregon, angry that citizens went over their heads with a cannabis-legalizing proposition, refuses to stop harassing medical users by pretending to fight the black market. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange        The Government is Not Us

Why the elites prefer a centralized legal system

fromMises: In America's beginning, the vast majority of legal matters were extremely localized. And it stayed that way up until the ruling class decided they wanted the power dictate. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        The Government is Not Us

September 19, 2018


Vigilantes with a badge: warrior cops endanger our lives and freedoms

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson
Police State America

Here are 202 companies hurt by Trump's tariffs

fromReason: The debate over tariffs has mostly emphasized their impact on economic growth and jobs, which overlooks specific stories of suffering caused by President Donald Trump's trade war.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The economists versus the special interests

fromBloomberg: In spite of claims they will benefit society overall, interventionist policies designed to benefit certain interest groups ultimately only help certain groups at the expense of everyone else.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Drug War Statistics: Money spent: $50+ billion,   Arrests: 1,572,579 (2016)

fromDrugPolicy.org: The debate over tariffs has mostly emphasized their impact on economic growth and jobs, which overlooks specific stories of suffering caused by President Donald Trump's trade war.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange         Police State America

Britain turns offensive speech into a police matter

fromReason: The nation that gave the world John Milton and his cry for the “liberty to utter” is now at the forefront of shutting speech down. Could this policy be coming to a tyranny near you?
Police State America

Newspaper Publishers Association honors Maxine Waters with ‘leadership’ award

fromTheAmericanMirror: Honor for Maxine is dishonor for the Newspaper Publishers Association.
Media Bias on Parade      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

August 30, 2018


CA becomes first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial

fromABC30: When they got rid of attorney-client privilege, no one cared because it was just Michael Cohen. Will anyone now care that the presumption of innocence is headed toward the shit can.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        The Government is Not Us

3D gun proponent Cody Wilson defiant, offers firearm blueprints for sale

fromBitcoin.com: In an exclusive interview with Matt Aaron of the Bitcoin.com Podcast Network, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed explains how he planned all along to defy US lawmakers.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Mark Penn, Tucker Carlson - Big Tech, Big Brother

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Remember this: When liberals do the right thing morally, they often injure themselves politically. They did this weekend.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Immigrants and Disease

fromCreators: The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why the liberal dilemma leads to a Democratic demise

fromTownhall: Remember this: When liberals do the right thing morally, they often injure themselves politically. They did this weekend.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Warrior cops endanger our lives and freedoms

fromTownhall: "My beef is with the growing squads of warrior cops who have been given the green light to kill, shoot, taser, abuse and steal from American citizens in the so-called name of law and order."
Police State America

August 25, 2018


52.1% of kids live in households getting means-tested government assistance

fromCNSNews: Will they be called The Welfare Generation? Today,  growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take "means-tested assistance" from the government.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Let there be light bulbs! Trump looks to flip switch on Obama

fromWND: An Obama administration decision to ban incandescent light bulbs was based on a misunderstanding of the law, according to DOE, meaning those faithful products that had been in use for a century may be returning.
Regulation Nation

The United States' perpetual war in Afghanistan

fromForeignAffairs: Why long wars no longer generate a backlash at home.
Defense Versus The War Machine

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - South Africa's Racist Land Grab

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Nearly 30 years after Apartheid, South Africa returns to racist policies, confiscating the land of whites without compensation. So far, the U.S. government has no problem with this.
The Government is Not Us

Why Cohen and the rest take whatever plea deal they can

fromArmstrongEconomics: 97 percent of ALL federal convictions plead to whatever the prosecutor tells them to say. If not, you go to prison for most of your life. In the 1970s, the conviction rate was 72%. Today, it is 98.7%.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Battlefield America: The ongoing war on the American people

fromRutherfordInstitute: When you’re a prisoner in your own town, unable to move freely, kept off the streets, issued a curfew at night, there can be no mistaking the prison walls closing in.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

August 9, 2018


The unbelievable rise of single motherhood in America over the last 50 years

fromWashingtonPost: Research has also begun to confirm fears that children of unmarried moms face more obstacles in life. They're far more likely to live in poverty than children of married parents.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

The Justice Department didn't charge him with a crime. It's going to take $39,000 from him anyway.

fromFoxNews: And why did the government take his rightful property? Because they can.
Police State America

Are tech giants working together to censor conservatives?

fromTheGatewayPundit: Apple, YouTube and Facebook BAN Infowars on the same day.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: The Paul Manafort Trial - Prosecution or Persecution?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, is the FBI being deployed as tool of political persecution or to simply serve the cause of justice? Alan Dershowitz and Joe DiGenova weigh in.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Lawmaker proposes implanting microchips in people to track non-violent offenders like “pets”

fromFreeThoughtProject: A local councilman proposed the idea of implanting microchips in criminals on house arrest—even if they are nonviolent offenders.
Police State America

Barry Farber: Everyday realities of life under communism

fromWND: Barry offers examples of control progressives prefer to ignore.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

July 18, 2016

Rand Paul: "Trump Derangement Syndrome" has gone over the top and people have lost the big picture

fromRealClearPolitics: The big picture is that we should be engaged with Russia. We have serious conflicts in various parts of the globe. It would be a mistake not to have open lines of communication with them.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Our rules of the game: US Constitution

fromCreators: We should demand that Supreme Court justices act as referees and enforce the U.S. Constitution.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle         The Pursuit of Happiness

Starbucks bans plastic straws, winds up using more plastic

fromReason: A Reason investigation reveals that the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

U.S. to make more drugs easily available, cutting role docs play

fromBloomberg: An excellent move that should have been done long ago. BTW, these drugs are available now at AllDayChemist.com, SwissPharmacy.com and others. 
Regulation Nation

The Left’s outrage over Trump-Putin diplomacy shows brainwashing power of 2-party system

fromFreeThoughtProject: To the new left and the neocons, war is the only answer and if you attempt to prevent it through diplomacy, you are committing treason. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption 

Police kill man with bulldozer over 10 marijuana plants

fromReason: Drug war absurdity meets police recklessness. 
Police State America        The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 16, 2016

The Constitution is not neutral: courts of justice should not act like courts of order

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: We no longer have a representative government, a rule of law, or justice. Liberty has fallen to legalism. Freedom has fallen to fascism. Justice has become jaded, jaundiced and just plain unjust. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The Government is Not Us

Why a Democratic City council is working with a Republican congress to overturn a minimum wage bill

fromReason:Restaurant workers and bartenders generally opposed the minimum wage ballot initiative, which passed despite their opposition.
Regulation Nation       Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - The Collective Value of Individual Self Interest

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Economics professor Walter E Williams delivers another powerful lesson about intentions and incentives.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Jury nullifies Georgia weed law, finds man not guilty despite admittedly growing marijuana

fromFreeThoughtProject: A marijuana user was found not guilty of drug charges—not because he didn't do what he was accused of, but because the jury disagreed with the law.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange        Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

After the dog told the cops it was ok to perform a warrantless search, they find some pot and toss the guy in jail for contempt charges because he won't unlock his phones and give cops evidence of drug possession

fromTechDirt: There's a Fifth Amendment case developing in Tampa, Florida revolving around cellphones, passcodes, and contempt charges.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

Place your bets: legal sports gambling is coming to these six states in 2018

fromForbes: Before this year, you could only place legal wagers on single sporting events in the United States in one place: Nevada.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

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

July 6, 2016

Why I'm teaching my son to break the law

fromReason: Making the world freer is always right, especially when the law is wrong.
The Government is Not Us

Police union calls for banning of books in high school because they mention police brutality

fromFreeThoughtProject: Making the world freer is always right, especially when the law is wrong.
Police State America

School strip-searches 22 sixth-grade girls because a cop thought they were hiding $50 in their underwear

fromReason: It seems government schools are acclimating students to a police state in which they will be treated like human livestock.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

Trump's case for tariffs is unraveling

fromReason: Automakers, motorcycle manufacturers, the stock market, and even the White House's own analyses are telling Trump to change course.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Sports world fought gambling but now wants money from it

fromReason: Sports has the same relationship with gambling that government has with marijuana. It is immoral and dangerous to the integrity of the sport/nation until an angle for obscene profits is discovered.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Free speech means a free internet — even if Democrats don't like it

fromTheHill: It’s up to Americans to decide which ideas to support or oppose. Political advertising only brings them more ideas to consider — and broadens the parameters of our political debates.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Media Bias on Parade

June 5, 2016

Badge of impunity

fromARSTecnica: Government courts do not hold other government agents accountable.
Police State America

The government’s cure for the opioid epidemic may be worse than the disease

fromReason: When the government's cure for the "epidemic" proves worse than the disease, it's time to try something new.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

White privilege has become a religion, complete with church ladies

fromTheFederalist: How enlightened these faithful must be to voluntarily enjoy having their sins denounced!  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

SWAT team burns baby with flash distraction device while on drug hunt

fromARSTecnica: Cops send 2-year-old to hospital during quest to incarcerate nonviolent drug offenders.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

fromARSTecnica: “From a law enforcement or intelligence perspective, smart appliances are very valuable tools that can let us monitor or listen to individuals,” says a former FBI executive assistant director.  
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Civil asset forfeiture: highway robbery marketed as a drug enforcement tool

fromARSTecnica: The morality of theft doesn't change because it has been legalized. And, what citizens had this authority in order to delegate it to government?  
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

May 21, 2016

Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering

fromTheVerge: This internal video shows a Google concept for how total data collection could reshape society.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Study: Voters worried about political correctness flocked to candidate Trump

fromReason: "Support for Trump (and opposition to Clinton) is especially likely amongst people who feel emotional reactance to restrictive communication norms."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Video of a bully cop getting owned by an informed citizen

fromTheDailyMail: Cops should learn the law just to avoid embarrassment if nothing else.
Police State America

It's time to put our federal meat inspection law out to pasture

fromReason: Outdated regulations are hampering the beef meat industry.
Regulation Nation

Want to listen to police scanners? Cops say no more

fromTheWallStreetJournal: In a police state, authorities operate in secret. Their actions are seldom made public.
Police State America

State sets massive precedent, passes law to effectively ban the NSA

fromTheVerge: Michigan seeks to become a sanctuary state from the privacy invasions of federal snoops by honoring the Fourth Amendment.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make


April 11, 2016

The slippery slope to a Constitution-free America

fromCreators: The ease with which Americans accept routine invasions of their privacy and the dismantling of every constitutional right intended to serve as a bulwark against government abuses is beyond unnerving. 
The Government is Not Us     Police State America   

Congress should stop ‘policing for profit’

fromOCRegister: For decades, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have been free to seize the property of Americans without so much as bringing criminal charges. It's legalized theft. 
Police State America

DHS wants to create profiles of journalists and “media influencers” who mention its name

fromActivistPost: The Department of Homeland Security wants to compile an extensive database on journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers to identify top “media influencers” who mention its name. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Has the war party hooked Trump?

fromCreators: The sole beneficiaries of the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria appear to be the War Party. 
Defense Versus The War Machine

‘Another false flag’: Fmr Congressman Ron Paul on Syrian gas attack

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Former congressman Ron Paul weighed in on the alleged gas attack which took place in Syria and noted how the deep state will use this likely false flag to push the US into another senseless war. 
Defense Versus The War Machine

If Laura Ingraham goes down for 'bullying,' you're next!

fromCreators: If Ingraham is a "bully," what do you call MSNBC's caustic, Trump-hating lineup of hosts?  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Media Bias on Parade


April 9, 2016

Cops kill innocent 84yo woman while trying to kill her mentally ill son in a hail of bullets

fromTheDailyLiberator: Police fired a hail of bullets at a covered window in an attempt to kill a mentally ill man—but they killed his elderly mother instead and blamed it on the fact that they were both wearing red shirts. 
Police State America

John Stossel: Poisonous taxes

fromCreators: Philadelphia gave $4 million of its new soda tax funds to a bureaucracy that spent the money on things like "hip-hop dance...to teach youth empowerment and social issues." 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market   

Columbia Student offended by professor who said negro was correct term in the '60s

fromReason: It doesn't take much to melt a snowflake. History will do the trick. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: Black political power means zilch

fromCreators: The challenge for blacks is to take advantage of existing opportunities, and that involves addressing the anti-social, self-defeating behaviors and habits and attitudes endemic to the black underclass. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New photos reveal Robert Mueller and Paul Manafort both worked with former Ukraine president in 2013

fromTheDuran: Robert Mueller is investigating Paul Manafort for working with Viktor Yanukovych in 2013. 
Mueller also worked with Yanukovych in 2013. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    

My family's peashooter is now an illegal 'assault weapon' in this Illinois town

fromReason: Legalizing extortion does not change the morality of the act. 
2nd Amendment Assaults      Regulation Nation

March 29, 2016

A new backdoor around the Fourth Amendment: The CLOUD Act

fromEFF: Government's latest scheme to violate your privacy. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make       The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: How Ignorant We Are

fromCreators: The worst kind of ignorance is not knowing just how ignorant we are. That leads to the devastating pretense of knowledge that's part and parcel of the vision of intellectual elites and politicians. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Immigration and Diversity

fromLibertyPen: The legendary economist and historian shares his insights on immigration policy as well as the value of diversity. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: The Red Pill

fromCreators: In the movie "The Matrix," swallowing a red pill reveals the truth, while downing a blue pill leaves you trapped in illusion. Today, "taking the red pill" means seeing the lies of mainstream media. 
Media Bias on Parade     Indoctrination and Censorship

Cop charged for shooting 9yo girl in the head as he tried to kill her tiny dog in room full of kids

fromTheDailyMail: What makes this a story is that the officer was charged. Betts becomes the first cop in decades to be charged in an on-duty shooting that resulted in an injury or death. 
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

'Facebook will NEVER sell your information without consent': Mark Zuckerberg's claim in a 2009 interview

fromTheDailyMail: Video footage of the conversation was posted to Twitter by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. No wonder he has political aspirations. He's a natural born liar.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

February 28, 2018


Armed and dangerous: If police don’t have to protect the public, what good are they?

fromRutherfordInstitute: In the American police state, police have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later. So when police in Florida had to deal with a school shooter, what did they do?
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

How environmentalists keep heating bills high

fromCreators: Making the poor poorer is merely collateral damage for those with a religious devotion to environmentalism.
Regulation Nation    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson: Obama's Legacy of Identity Politics

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A look at how the Obama administration deployed tribal affiliations to divide the American people by creation of a majority grievance culture.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: Another Liberal-Created Failure

fromCreators: The dollar cost of the liberal vision of deinstitutionalization of mentally ill people is a relatively small part of the burden placed on society. Many innocent people have been victimized by mentally ill people.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The pension nightmare for California’s cities is getting scarier

fromSacramentoBee: For politicians who have long been buying votes from the public employees union, the chickens are coming home to roost.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    The Government is Not Us

Venezuelan inmates eating rats and pigeons to avoid starvation

fromBreitbart: Venezuelan prisoners are eating rats and pigeons as a means of survival as food supplies continue to dissipate in the failed socialist state, according to a report published this weekend.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market 

February 13, 2018


Why Americans trust CEOs more than politicians

fromTheDailyBell: Just 15% of Americans think the government will bring us to a better future. 59% say the government is the most broken institution, followed by 21% who think the media is the worst.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

China’s surveillance police glasses could usher in a new age of government tracking

fromSanvada: China's cops will wear sunglasses with facial recognition technology capabilities as their police state marches on.
Police State America

John Stossel: Silk Road

fromCreators: Give me a break. Locking some people up forever will not stop sales of drugs. Americans should have learned that from our last attempt — Prohibition. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Insights of ex-CIA Ray McGovern - Corruption@FBI 9

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Ray McGovern knows a lot because after 50 years in the CIA, he has seen a lot. Closely examining the recent facts revealed regarding FBI corruption, McGovern shares his take.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Libertarian Party spotlights jury nullification

fromDailyInterLake: “Jury nullification is a tool, and like any tool you can use it in a lot of ways. And one of the ways is to uphold the rule of law when government is violating the rule of law.”
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Here’s what’s wrong with Ayn Rand’s Philosophy

fromTheObjectivistStandard: An accounting of some of the problems created by this philosophy.
The Pursuit of Happiness      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle