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Showing posts with label public. Show all posts

Americans Hate The U.S. Government More Than Ever

By Aimee Picchi.  The reasons continue to grow. A handful of industries are those "love to hate" types of businesses, such as cable-television companies and Internet service providers. The federal government has joined the ranks of the bottom-of-the-barrel industries, according to a new survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.     ... MORE

Police State America: Man Jailed For Recording Cops

Public servants don't want their behavior public.   An Orlando man was jailed for recording police as they arrested another individual. The man subsequently sued for taking his phone and for false arrest and won a settlement of $15,000. The Blaze reported: Alberto Troche, who sued Orlando police for wrongfully jailing him and taking     ... MORE

Massive Spying Of Americans' Cellphones From The Air

by Ronald Bailey.       The Wall Street Journal has a terrific article, "Americans' Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program," that details how U.S. Marshals Service aircraft deploy "dirtbox" technology to spy on millions of Americans' cellphones from above. The dirtbox technology (so named as an acronym for the company that makes the devices, ... MORE

Tyrannical Governing Body Placed Under Citizen's Arrest

by Phil Rogers and Patrick McCraney.   In a highly unusual move, the leader of a Downstate watchdog group placed an entire park district board under a citizen's arrest for failing to allow public comment and violating a state disclosure law. Public boards are used to facing angry crowds, but most have never dealt with what happened at one   ... MORE

Daren Jonescu Explains The Reign Of Idiots And Criminals

"The American majority has, it sadly seems, been insulated against all moral shock by generations of public education, moronic popular entertainment, and a carefully cultivated mass cynicism that responds to all outrages with a shrug and a chorus of “They all do it.”

Rails To Trails: A Train Wreck For Property Owners

by Kathryn Ciano.    Rails to Trails is a government program to convert abandoned railroad tracks to recreational trails. Sounds great, except that the tracks run over private property, and the private landowners haven’t been paid for this permanent land grab. A case before the Supreme Court this term, Brandt v. United States, demonstrates the program’s  ... MORE

Folks Use 'Incompetent' And 'Liar' To Describe Obama

Jennifer Harper on Pew Research findings.     One gauge of a president’s favorability is the assorted descriptors the public volunteers to a pollster about the leader of the Free World. The Pew Research Center has tracked the assorted description of President Obama over the years, and has this to say: “The survey finds that the one-word       ... MORE

Why Freight Rail Pays And Passenger Trains Flunk

by Michael Barone. Forty years ago, American railroads were in trouble. The Penn Central, the largest railroad, had recently gone bankrupt. American freight rail was technologically obsolescent and hamstrung by union rules and government rate regulation. American passenger rail was unprofitable and unreliable. Freight rail was   ... MORE

Brian Phillips: Abolish Public Schools

Make a move toward educational excellence.   In recent years, it has become increasingly popular to argue that government should be operated more like a business. As an example, a manifesto written by sixteen public school executives explains how to fix public schools: Let’s stop ignoring basic economic principles of supply and demand    ... MORE

New York Toddlers Cram For Kindergarten Entrance Exam

by Gary North.    At age 4, kids are expert test-takers. They have to be. If they don’t score well, they will have to attend a public school. Yes, a public school. A New York City public school. The kid is doomed. Rich parents dread the thought. At $30,000 for kindergarten, there is still intense competition. Think of $400,000 for a kid’s education,   ... MORE

TSA-Style Gropings Coming Soon To Public Schools

Children to be treated like cattle.      Anytime I hear leftists look for solutions I am skeptical. Speaking in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama stated with absolute resolution, "These tragedies must end, and to end them we must change."  We have heard that word "change" before.  We must change.  OK.  How exactly?  A madman goes on a rampage and the ... MORE 

More Evidence Of Growing Police State in America

California man jailed four days for recording cops.        A California man was jailed for four days for attempting to record police officers on a public street. Daniel J. Saulmon was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer but the video shows he was standing well out the way of a traffic stop and was only arrested when   ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Teachers' Strike Shows Need For Choice

An impediment to innovation, efficiencies and standards.   On Monday, Sept. 10, the first day the Chicago Teachers Union was out on strike, 350,000 public-school students—and their parents—were left high and dry. But for 52,000 other youngsters enrolled in public schools, it was just another day of learning. They attend charter schools, of which  ... MORE