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Showing posts with label schools. Show all posts

July 31, 2020


Don't force schools to reopen, but don't force families to pay for closed schools either

fromReason: We should fund students instead of systems.
Indoctrination and Censorship              Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Soros pours record $50 million into 2020 election

fromWashingtonFreeBeacon: Liberal billionaire spends $30 million more than in 2016 with months left to go before the elections.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell/Black Wisdom Matters - Slavery, Guilt and Reparations

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The judicially invented license for police abuse undermines the rule of law and the separation of powers.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Safety first is a bad ideology

fromAIER: In the last several decades, public tolerance of risk has shifted towards lower socially acceptable levels of risk-taking and in the long run, these changes may leave us all worse off.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Fedcoin: A new scheme for tyranny and poverty

fromRonPaulInstitute: If some Congress members get their way, the Federal Reserve may soon be able to track many of your purchases in real time and share that information with government agencies. 
The Government is Not Us

Qualified immunity is a test for conservatives

fromReason: The judicially invented license for police abuse undermines the rule of law and the separation of powers.
Police State America

March 2, 2020


Politicians want to destroy Section 230, the Internet's First Amendment

fromReason: Four myths about the law that made the modern internet possible.
Indoctrination and Censorship

John Stossel: Bloomberg the nanny

fromCreators: Bloomberg targeted smoking, flavored tobacco products, fattening sodas, loud music, grass clippings, cellphones in schools, salt, guns, Styrofoam and restaurant menus without calorie counts.
Regulation Nation

Schools are pushing the boundaries of surveillance technologies

fromActivistPost: Schools are experimenting with the very same surveillance technologies that totalitarian governments use to surveil and abuse the rights of their citizens everywhere: online, offline, and on their phones.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

California reinvents the English language yet again and other nitwittery

fromDailyBell: In the latest attempt to sugarcoat turds, California will now refer to “at risk youth” instead as, “at promise youth.”
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Vaping prohibition would create black markets and put American health at risk

fromTownhall: "Democrats are attempting to take things too far and are promoting prohibitionist policies that we know don’t work and often cause more harm than good."

How can Bernie Sanders happen in America

fromTownhall: Why would any people trade individual liberty for government control?

February 20, 2020


The socialist delusions of Bernie Sanders

fromReason: Central planning kills economic growth.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market.          Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Financial feudalism

fromReason: The oligarchy uses debt offensively (to increase wealth and power), while the masses must use debt defensively (to survive)...
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

6yo girl taken from school by police without parents’ consent, held in facility for 48 hours for tantrum

fromFreeThoughtProject: After the body camera footage was released, the school responded by claiming that police were not present when Nadia was allegedly throwing her tantrum.

WaPo opinion piece calls for elites to have a 'bigger say in choosing president'

fromTownhall: “Democracy Dies in Darkness” may be The WaPos slogan, but many are wondering if it’s actually the paper’s mission statement.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption


This crackdown on a jury nullification activist violates the First Amendment

fromReason: Apparently, the majority of Democratic presidential contenders want to parade student debt sob stories around. These stories don't show the full picture.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Cashless agenda? China is scrubbing cash notes to stop virus spreading so its paper money won’t kill you

fromActivistPost: Beyond China, this crisis might also be used by governments in different parts of the world that want to transition to a “cashless society” to justify their actions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

January 20, 2020


Why laws against hate speech are dangerous

fromGatestoneInstitute: Pending legislation seeks to bar all kinds of large cash payments to "fight crime and money laundering." Banning cash will allow the government to monitor all citizen transactions for approval.
Indoctrination and Censorship            Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Top priority for California voters heading into 2020 primary? Homelessness

fromSacBee: Candidates visiting California will likely need to focus more of their energy on explaining how they’d tackle homelessness and work to make housing cheaper.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Michelle Obama’s school lunch program faces new cuts on former first lady’s birthday

fromImpact2020: The proposed rule announced Friday would increase “flexibility” for vegetable requirements and allow schools to change fruit servings during breakfast in favor of meats or meat alternatives.
Regulation Nation 

Trump and Comey are united against encrypted communications

fromReason: Don’t worry—America’s ruling factions still disagree over who should be in charge of the snooping.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Australia aims to ban cash spending

fromAsiaTimes: Pending legislation seeks to bar all kinds of large cash payments to "fight crime and money laundering." Banning cash will allow the government to monitor all citizen transactions for approval.
Regulation Nation               The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Proposed bill to make cellphone use under 21 a crime punishable by 1 year in prison

fromAsiaTimes: Pending legislation seeks to bar all kinds of large cash payments to "fight crime and money laundering." Banning cash will allow the government to monitor all citizen transactions for approval.

Nov 17, 2018


Rand Paul: Next A.G. must defend individual liberty from power-hungry deep state

fromBreitbart: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered his thoughts on who should replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The Pentagon fails its first comprehensive audit

fromReason: According to Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan, no one expected it to pass anyway.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Venezuela is rolling out a new ID card manufactured in China that can track, reward, and punish citizens

fromBusinessInsider: The ID transmits data about cardholders to government computer servers, and is increasingly linked to subsidized food, health, and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

fromAP: Anti-Trump reporter Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, was back in the saddle this afternoon. However, the White House said it would be developing new rules for orderly press conferences.
Media Bias on Parade

US gov’t accidentally reveals they’re charging Julian Assange

fromFreeThoughtProject: The US government accidentally copied and pasted information from sealed documents indicating that they have already charged Julian Assange for his journalism.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

British school bans expensive coats so poor students won't 'feel stigmatized'

fromReason: Bans like these just encourage a victim mentality.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

October 3, 2018


In FY 2018: Debt up $1,271,158,167,127; Feds borrowed $8,172 per every American with a job

fromXNSNews: The federal debt increased by $1,271,158,167,126.72 in fiscal 2018, according to data released today by the Treasury.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Due process reflects human nature and it is our best chance for fairness

fromTheHill: Due process acknowledges that accusers can be mistaken, confused, or lying. It attempts to separate evidence from error and malice in order to judge an accused on the former.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Voting rights for felons becoming a key issue for Democrats

fromGoverning.com: Florida has emerged as a battleground in the fight over the 6 million people, in and out of jail, who can't vote because they were convicted of a felony.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why Kavanaugh's denial is air tight

fromReason: A column by Barry Farber. So what caused the stutter-stepping from “I want to be anonymous!” to “He tried to rape me!” and then “I’ll testify only after my demands are met”?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

USDA school lunches still stink

fromReason: School's back in session, and that it means time for reports of crummy government-approved school lunches.
Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Brett Kavanaugh's illegal beer consumption highlights the perversity of drinking ages

fromReason: The Supreme Court nominee's teenaged tippling was typical, although the law pretends otherwise.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange


March 26, 2016

New law will make it illegal for people to walk and smoke at the same time

fromTheFreeThought: NOT FROM THE ONION. Have residents of New York City just been deemed too dumb to smoke and walk at the same time? 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Regulation Nation

Scott Walker is making it harder to receive welfare in Wisconsin. Will this become a nationwide blueprint?

fromTruthOut: Trouble is, the legislation will cost the state's taxpayers about $37.9 million and federal taxpayers around $35.5 million. Somehow, Walker found a way for both recipients and taxpayers to lose.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

In gambling battle, both sides are wrong

fromReason: Neither supporters nor opponents want to consider personal liberty. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Canadian disabled man denied care but offered euthanasia

fromTheNationalReview: Will euthanasia be about money? Does CNN hate Donald Trump? A look at how socialized medicine works. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      Regulation Nation

Venezuela experiencing free fall

fromTheGoldTelegraph: Socialism circles the drain. Worried about higher prices when you go to the supermarket? So are Venezuelans. Consumer prices saw a 6,147 percent annual increase in February. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

School district arms teachers with ‘bucket of rocks’ to defend students from mass shooters

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Not from the Onion. The superintendent said arming each teacher with a 5-gallon bucket of rocks is the most he can do under the current laws.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

March 17, 2018


The implosion explosion of the Democrat Party

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: Those who are driven primarily by emotion tend to see all imperfection as an outrage that must be corrected.  To these people, trade-offs are heartless and vile. But -- there is a limit to endless outrage.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Unlawful FISA spying widespread under Obama Administration

fromTheEpochTimes: The scope of the FBI’s accessing of Americans’ data is unclear, as the government is not required to provide the FISC with numbers on violations. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Judge makes Richard Simmons pay the National Enquirer $130,000 even though they verifiably lied

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: The judge says the false allegations that he was transitioning into transgenderism was not derogatory and was therefore frivolous. Insanity prevails again.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Larry Kudlow is a big upgrade for Trump's White House

fromReason: Let's hope he mitigates the president's worst protectionist instincts. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Turning schools into prisons with more cops is NOT a solution to shootings, it’s a deathblow to liberty

fromFreeThoughtProject: How do you convince a child who has been routinely handcuffed, shackled, tied down and locked up by school police—that he has any rights at all—let alone a right to stand up to oppression? 
Police State America

Katy Perry is obviously a hopeless pervert who should be executed

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: The high profile singer turned predator assaulted an American Idol hopeful with an unwanted kiss. But will the good-ole-girl club give her a pass?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

March 16, 2018


Facebook's war on 'conservative' sites

fromWND: The king of social media has been making algorithm changes seemingly intended to marginalize the traffic of right-of-center online news operations, and they have been effective. 
Media Bias on Parade

President Trump and the freedom of speech

fromCreators: The limits of power. Freedom of speech trumps Trump -- as it should. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - No Skin in the Game

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Williams contends that spending constraints will never occur so long as half of the citizens have no skin in the game. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

ACLU is suing the government for info about TSA device searches

fromMotherboard: The TSA won't release information about its warrantless searches of electronic devices carried by US citizens on domestic flights. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make      Police State America

John Stossel: Lies about Trade

fromCreators: All a trade deficit shows is that a country sells us more than we sell them. We get the better of that deal. They get excess dollar bills, but we get stuff.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Say no to “hardening” the schools with zero tolerance policies and gun-toting cops

fromRutherfordInstitute: Just what we don’t need: more gun-toting, taser-wielding cops in government-run schools that bear an uncomfortable resemblance to prisons.
Police State America

The Profit Incentives Driving The Police State

by John W. Whitehead. If there is an absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. Not only are American taxpayers forced to “spend more on state, municipal, and federal taxes than the annual financial burdens of food, clothing, and housing combined,” but we’re  ... MORE

Rebecca Perring: Did Germany Just Ban Sausages? Pork Banned In Cafes And Schools To 'Not Offend Refugees'

Muslims 1 Bratwurst 0.      An increasing number of public canteens, child daycare centres and schools have stopped serving sausages, bacon and ham over religious considerations. Now members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party are fighting to keep pork on the menu, insisting the consumption of pork is part of German culture. Daniel G√ľnther,  ... MORE

Textbook Publisher Representative Fired After Admitting On Camera That Common Core Is All About The Money

by Joe Cunningham.   See the video. Project Veritas has a new video out, this time with undercover journalists asking educators and education company executives about whether or not Common Core State Standards and the curricula built around them are really for the kids. The answer from just about everyone is “No,” with one person admitting   ... MORE

Goodbye To 2015, A Year Of Absurdity And Overreach

by George Will.  E.B. White reportedly said "the most beautiful sound in America" is "the tinkle of ice at twilight." In 2015's twilight, fortify yourself with something 90 proof as you remember this year in which: We learned that a dismal threshold has been passed. The value of property that police departments seized through civil asset forfeiture — usually      ... MORE

When Will They Ever Learn? The New Student Rebellion

by Walter Donway.    When trespassers invade private property and refuse to leave until their “demands” are met, you call the police to have them evicted by all necessary means and arrested. That, of course, is what that Ivy League citadel of reasoned discourse, Princeton University should do, and do immediately, with the students who this week   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Ignoring The Obvious

To know and not to do is not to know. A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force." What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping      ... MORE

High School Journalism Teacher Gets Suspended After Standing Up For Student Reporters' Free Speech Rights

by Zach Weissmueller.   Administrators at one California high school reacted in all the wrong ways when student reporters tried to write a newspaper article about the recent dismissal of a popular teacher and debate coach. San Gabriel High School principal Jim Schofield sent an email telling newspaper adviser Jennifer Kim to kill the story   ... MORE