Showing posts with label socialism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label socialism. Show all posts

June 26, 2019


As war drums beat for Iran, remember, lies and propaganda started nearly every war in US history

fromFreeThoughtProject: As the media and government continue to push for an all out war with Iran, remember that these same people have been caught repeatedly lying to start nearly every war in US history.
Defense Versus The War Machine          Indoctrination and Censorship

Walter E Williams: Reparations for slavery

fromCreators: If money alone were the answer, the many issues facing a large segment of the black community would have been solved.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market          Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Bernie Sanders wants to cancel all student debt and make college free, at a cost of $2.2 trillion

fromReason: The economic illiterate just outbid Elizabeth Warren's attempt to buy the student vote.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption             Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Here's how a bird started a fire at a California solar farm

fromBNNBloomberg: Solar farms have been proven to be an efficient means of electrocuting birds and starting fires, in addition to being an eyesore to the California landscape.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - A Tyrant's Recipe for Cooking a Frog

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: To take away the liberty of Americans, politicians must first know how to cook a frog.

June 24, 2019


House votes down amendment to ban warrantless spying on Americans

fromDigitalJournal: The Charlatans, who are SO quick to swear on the Bible that they will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, have just effectively repealed the Fourth Amendment.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make           The Government is Not Us

Warrantless arrest and the role of probable cause

fromSearchLight: “Probable cause” are a powerful words for police officers, but that doesn't mean they can arrest a person on a hunch. Although there need not be absolute certainty, there must be more than mere suspicion.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The Jackboots are coming: Mass arrests, power grabs and the politics of fear

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: How do you persuade a populace to embrace totalitarianism, that goose-stepping form of tyranny in which the government has all of the power and “we the people” have none?
Police State America           The Government is Not Us

Sanders-Ocasio-Cortez plan to cap credit card interest rates will backfire on consumers

fromUSAToday: The effective elimination of usury ceilings transformed the credit card market, as many previously-excluded consumers gained access to credit cards for the first time.

June 21, 2019


Decentralize the drug war — on the way to abolishing it

fromTheDailyBell: It was only a few decades ago that legalizing marijuana was still considered fringe. Now, marijuana legalization is a commonly accepted policy proposition.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders - How America would Feel the Bern

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Bernie Sanders' vision for America, in his own words.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market           Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

"He will get subpoenaed": Congressman assures 'triggered' Joe Scarborough that Mueller will testify

fromZeroHedge: "It's going to happen. He will get subpoenaed."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Enemy of the state: The war on Julian Assange

fromMedium: Assange is to be made an example of to journalists not only in the US but in other nations as well. If he winds up extradited and found guilty, this will be a hammerblow to reporters who constantly are working on exposed truths and secrets and pertains not only to the US but to other governments as well.
Indoctrination and Censorship              The Government is Not Us

Central planning is poisonous to innovation

fromCreators: It was only a few decades ago that legalizing marijuana was still considered fringe. Now, marijuana legalization is a commonly accepted policy proposition.
Regulation Nation

We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies

fromNYDailyNews: A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.
Police State America                                 The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

June 14, 2019


Cuba rations food as its socialist economy enters crisis mode

fromMises: You probably know what is going on in Venezuela. You probably don't know what is going on in Cuba.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Great lakes reveal a fatal flaw in climate change ‘science’

fromIssues&Insights: "if nothing can disprove a theory, and every event, no matter how contradictory, is proof that the theory is valid, is that really science? Sounds more like a religion."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

New cars to be equipped with breathalyzers, drivers given mental health assessments

fromActivistPosts: Seeking to emulate China, Rep. Kathleen Rice’s H.R. 3374 bill, otherwise known as the End Drunk Driving Act, would put breathalyzers and ignition interlock devices in every new car.
Regulation Nation

The city of Vallejo, California, has a police problem—and it's all being caught on camera

fromReason: A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.
Police State America

From 2015 to ’18, Contra Costa cops seized $1.1 million from people not charged with a crime

fromMises: Marijuana made up $1.2 million, the largest single source of cash. If we are governed by consent of the people, the people must have been demanding this. Or, perhaps we should check our premises.

Rising conservatives are as hostile to freedom as the Leftists they disdain

fromReason: Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.

May 22, 2019


College students believe that hate speech is not free speech

fromNewser:   They are obviously not taught that the First Amendment expressly exists to protect unpopular speech, since popular speech needs no protection.
Indoctrination and Censorship

You’ve been warned: Widespread US face surveillance is ‘imminent reality’, says tech privacy report

fromRT:   Georgetown researchers are warning Americans about a sophisticated real-time face surveillance system that’s about to become an “imminent reality” for millions of citizens across the country.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

US prosecutors to 'help themselves' to Julian Assange's possessions

fromTheGuardian:   Julian Assange’s belongings from his time living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London will be handed over to US prosecutors on Monday, according to WikiLeaks.
The Government is Not Us       Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Walter E Williams: Socialist promises

fromCreators:   Socialism promises a utopia that sounds good, but those promises are never realized. It most often results in massive human suffering.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

His house Is worth $125K. The fine over his lawn Is $30k

fromNewser:   His lawn was higher than ten inches for two months. This is one way local governments are financing their deficit spending.
The Government is Not Us       Regulation Nation

Three reasons flawed capitalism is still better than perfect socialism

fromTheDailyBell:   With the example of suffering Venezuelans right before their eyes, it seems incredible that so many Americans are still buying into the promises of socialism.

May 8, 2019


Supreme Court says no to NYC’s Second Amendment-avoidance scheme

fromActivistPost:  High Court denied the state’s request to delay briefing until NY resolved its rule making process. As a result, the briefing will go forward on the first true Second Amendment case since McDonald v. Chicago.
2nd Amendment Assaults

John Stossel: A lie, a myth and a question

fromReason:  Socialists like Bernie Sanders tell us that "the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer." Bernie's wrong about that. The poor are much better off.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Democrats want to fight poverty, but don't value letting people work

fromReason:  All the welfare programs California Democrats can dream up won't do as much as some commonsense reforms to let people who want to work, work.
Regulation Nation             Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

15 questions Robert Mueller must answer

fromAmericanConservative:  1. You didn’t charge President Donald Trump with “collusion,” obstruction, or any other new crime. Tell us why. If the answer is “the evidence did not support it,” please say so.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New Jersey politician wants to ban all bags—paper or plastic

fromReason:  The Garden State's plan to ban all grocery store bags could have negative consequences for consumer convenience and the environment.
Regulation Nation        Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Study finds burdensome federal regulations are 'hidden tax' which cost $1.9 trillion

fromWashingtonTimes:  'Regulatory costs are largely obscured from public view,' the research found.

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 22, 2019


How socialism broke Venezuela

fromCommentaryMagazine:  The tragic journey from Perez to Chavez to Maduro.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

FBI plotting to keep DNA of ENTIRE population on file to create ‘nation of suspects’

fromDailyStar:  President Donald Trump has signed the Rapid DNA Act into law which means the police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime.
The Government is Not Us            Government is Watching Every Move You 

Our disastrous obsession with equality

fromMises:  “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” — Milton Friedman
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Victor Davis Hanson: Changing reality with words

fromTownhall:  Beware of euphemisms. Radical changes in vocabulary are usually admissions that reality is unwelcome or indefensible.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Study: Crackdown on prescriptions drove up Hep. C infections

fromFreeBeacon:  Government regulations succeeded only in transforming Oxycontin users into heroin addicts.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

Arizona trying to become first in U.S. to require citizen DNA

fromActivistPost:  The ruling class finds it in their interest to know more about their human livestock.

Jan 29, 2019


America’s public schools have become socialist indoctrination factories

fromAmericanThinker: How is it that the same generation that has benefited more from capitalism than any other in human history is also the generation most willing to destroy it?

Washington state lawmaker wants to ban dwarf tossing, says it 'ridicules and demeans'

fromReason: What's actually demeaning is thinking you know what's best for an entire group of people.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Deep State Double Standard - The Persecution of Roger Stone

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The Mueller investigation doggedly persecutes Trump associates over crimes not associated with Russian collusion but rather stimulated by his own inquisition.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

One way outraged Americans can beat Robert Mueller

fromAmericanThinker: Jury nullification can be used to rebuke abuses of power committed by unaccountable, out-of-control special counsels like Robert "Gestapo" Mueller.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        Police State America

America's stubborn left clings to Nicolas Maduro despite all evidence

fromReason: It's time to admit the failure of Venezuela's "21st century socialism."
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

California governor calls for a tax on the very water citizens drink

fromTheFreeThought Project: Communities throughout the state struggle with dangerous pollutants in their supply, but opponents of the suggested tax say there is no need to tax residents in order to solve the problem.

Dec 7, 2018


Hey, Mr. Trump! Tear down that Deep State wall.....of secrecy

fromTargetLiberty: Attacking this rotten perversion of democracy should be the Donald's real calling. Time for actions to speak louder than words.
The Government is Not Us        Government is Watching Every Move You Make

For climate interventionists, new taxes are only the beginning

fromMises: This peek into the interventionist mentality should serve as a wake-up call for the few writers who keep charmingly calling on libertarians and conservatives to strike a carbon tax deal with progressive leftists.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery    Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

fromTheDailySignal: A recent survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    Indoctrination and Censorship

Victor Davis Hanson: One-Eyed-Jack law

fromNationalReview: At minimum, the Mueller investigation has effectively served as a deliberate distraction from the felonious behavior of dozens of Obama-administration and Clinton-campaign officials.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

MSM Is getting weirder, more frantic, and more desperate By the day

fromMedium: The only thing keeping the many from rising like lions against the few to create a new world which benefits everyone is the establishment propaganda machine.
Media Bias on Parade

Ocasio-Cortez unwittingly reveals that climate change is a ploy to achieve socialism

fromGrabieNews: The Democratic Party's favorite kook puts their wealth redistribution agenda on the front porch, where the goats can get it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Nov 15, 2018


Black security guard uses gun to prevent violence, cops show up and kill him

fromReason: "Everybody was screaming out, 'Security!' He was a security guard."
Police State America

Walter E Williams: We have an identity problem

fromCreators: What's an open-and-shut case in biology can become confused in the political/social arena, particularly when one's sex is referred to as one's gender. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The unspoken power of jury nullification in the context of conflicting state and federal law

fromLaw.com: Jury nullification is a legal problem child—serving as a vital check on government power while simultaneously undermining the very premise of our adjudicative system.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

When the government said marijuana made you crazy

fromOzy: A look back at the previous generation of American drug war propaganda.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The United States Postal Service lost $3.9 billion last year

fromReason: Despite a $1 billion increase in revenue, unsustainable personnel costs pushed USPS' losses to such great heights.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Media shamefully attacking Ocasio-Cortez for being poor—instead of focusing on her terrible policy

fromFreeThoughtProject: Instead of focusing on Ocasio-Cortez's failed policies of "free stuff" for everyone, much of the media is shamelessly attacking her for simply being poor.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

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

September 15, 2018


Misconceptions of individualism

fromBeingLibertarian: While collectivists are concerned with the general welfare of the group they are defending, individualists have concern for the injustice of any human being.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Pot prohibition makes self-defense illegal

fromReason: The people wanted freedom and voted to legalize cannabis. Government's response is to the citizen is to exploit with taxation and diminish their rights. The government is not us.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange       2nd Amendment Assaults       The Government is Not Us

FBI discussed "media leak strategy" ahead of major Trump-Russia revelation

fromTheDailyCaller: This was never anything more than a political ploy from the outset.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Deep State Sedition Exposed

fromReason: First, the mainstream media denied the existence of the deep state. Now, they admit there is but say Trump deserves it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

"Panic And Dismay": Leaked Video reveals distraught Google execs grappling with Hillary Clinton's loss

fromReason: Goggle should abandon the grotesque pretense that it is politically neutral.
Media Bias on Parade

Venezuela raises minimum wage 3,000% and lots of workers get fired

fromBloomberg: Venezuelan workers who earned a pittance are now earning a slightly larger pittance, thanks to a big increase in the minimum wage. What they may not have are jobs.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

July 30, 2016

TSA tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

fromTheBostonGlobe: Welcome to the Quiet Skies.  
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Carter Page - The Pretense to Spy on the Trump Campaign

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The Obama administration’s DOJ and FBI deployed a phony Clinton-DNC paid dossier as a pretense to spy on Page, the Trump campaign and then launch the Mueller probe.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Hilarious straw ban memes hit on the dark truth that all laws require force

fromReason: Straw banners will soon have to answer for all the people fined, arrested, or even jailed for violating their petty prohibitions.  
Regulation Nation

Burro-eato! Donkey herds are dwindling as hungry Venezuelans slaughter them for food

fromMiamiHerald: End stage socialism is a terrible thing to witness.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Dad guilty of manslaughter for pointing gun at a cop who then shot and killed his 12-year-old daughter

fromDailyMail: They kill his daughter, then send him to prison. Twisted justice always favors the state.  
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of education: The homeschooling option

fromTownhall: Americans have lost faith in the public school system. Only 36 percent of U.S. parents have a “great deal” of support for public schools, according to a 2017 study by Gallup.  
Indoctrination and Censorship

June 27, 2016

FBI won’t reveal extent of illegal “geek squad” spying

fromTheDailyBell: As hard as the FBI tries, people’s rights keep getting in the way of their investigations!
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

A list of 97 taxes Americans pay every year

fromTaxesVersusLiquidity: It is like death by a thousand paper cuts.  Politicians have become extremely creative in finding ways to extract money from all of us, and most Americans don't even realize what is being done to them.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Diversity and Inclusion Harm II

fromTheDailyBell: In recent years, the Federal Aviation Administration has also become consumed by diversity and inclusion -- much to the detriment of our safety.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

John Stossel: Chinese Big Brother

fromTheDailyBell: The Chinese government monitors your web activity and gives you a grade. Your purchases, social interactions and political activity will determine what privileges you get. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Harley-Davidson to shift production overseas to offset EU tariffs

fromTheWallStreetJournal: The folly of Trump tariffs. Motorcycle maker said tariffs of 31% the EU enacted last week would raise the cost of each motorcycle it ships there from the U.S. by about $2,200.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The army took over the spigots, forcing thirsty Venezuelans to pay

fromBloomberg: End stage socialism is an exercise in economic cannibalism.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 25, 2016

Congress wants to give Jeff Sessions unprecedented new drug war powers

fromReason: The SITSA Act would turn the attorney general into the chief arbiter of what substances Americans can buy, sell, and put in their bodies. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The ACLU abandons its free-speech absolutism

fromNationalReview: Free speech for me but not for thee. Leftwing causes now trump free speech.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Government court rules in favor of more government revenue: Tax the Internet!

fromAP: The Supreme Court seldom misses an opportunity to enrich their legislative cousins. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Fighting the high minimum wage: first "robot created burger" restaurant opening in San Francisco

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: On June 27, the world’s first robot-crafted burger will roll off a conveyor belt in San Francisco and into the hands of the public. Creator is located at 680 Folsom St., South of Market. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market       Regulation Nation

5 times Child Protective Services separated kids from parents for no good reason

fromReason: No illegal aliens, no foul -- according to American media.
The Government is Not Us        Media Bias on Parade

Iraqi murderer of German girl bragged: Everything is for free here, no working and a salary from the state

fromAP: Let's hope Merkel got several boatloads of money from Soros for wrecking her own country. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 11, 2016

Social Security and Medicare going broke even faster than projected

fromSchiffGold: For the first time since 1982, Social Security will have to dip into its $3 trillion trust fund in order to cover benefits this year. The program’s expenses will exceed its revenue three years earlier than projected.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Berkeley scholar admits "climate change has run its course"

fromZeroHedge: Treating climate change as a planet-scale problem that could be solved only by an international regulatory scheme transformed the issue into a political creed for committed believers.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trade clash: EU to hit US with $3.3 billion in tariffs next month

fromCNNMoney: Americans are about to start paying for Trump's economic misconceptions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Jerry Brown wants to tax drinking water

fromTheDailyCaller: The California governor will not be happy until every penny you earn is transferred to the politicians who run the state.
The Government is Not Us      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Cops swarm and beat a black man unconscious in Arizona for no apparent reason

fromTheDailyMail: Robert Johnson was beaten unconscious by members of the Mesa Police Department because he "wouldn't sit down", though the law prohibiting standing was not provided.
The Government is Not Us      Police State America

Venezuela’s oil meltdown defies belief

fromWolfStreet: The problems for Venezuela continue to mount, and the news that it is considering force majeure points to a more catastrophic decline in production and exports.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

May 31, 2016

How to get on a jury

fromReason: And, what you do once you're there is up to you.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Trump to sign 'right to try' bill next week

fromTheHill: President Trump will sign legislation next week allowing terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle       Regulation Nation

Europe plans ban on plastic cutlery, straws and more

fromCNN: In the tradition of California, Europe's PC politicos continue to lower standards for their citizens. Ever drink through a paper straw?  Yuk.
Regulation Nation

The current status of prices in Venezuela

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: A sneak peek at what the Left is pushing America towards.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Britons rage over Robinson arrest as mass protests break out worldwide

fromZeroHedge: The UK is no longer a free country and awakening citizens are freaking out. And, they should be.
The Government is Not Us

John Stossel: How junk science sends innocent people to jail

fromReason: It’s time to reform our criminal justice system.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process