Showing posts with label subsidies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label subsidies. Show all posts
June 23, 2016

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy - Inside the IG Report - Corruption@FBI 14

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: June 19, 2018: In a highly revealing sequence, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is grilled by Senator Trey Gowdy on his extensive report regarding corruption within the FBI. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

After the IG report, let’s kill the FBI while we can

fromReason: It’s time for this intrusive, politicized, and overly powerful agency to be dumped.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Taxpayers shell out $2 million after video showed cop kill innocent mom while trying to kill her dog

fromFreeThoughtProject: A family has finally won a settlement in the tragic death of their mother, but the only people held liable for the cop who tried to kill a dog and killed an innocent mother instead—are the taxpayers.
Police State America

Overzealous cop mows down pedestrian while attempting traffic stop

fromTheDailyBell: From the article: "To cover the cop’s tracks, the police and media tried to blame the victim."
Police State America

CA Judge: Twitter can be sued for falsely advertising they allow free speech

fromSHTFPlan: They may no longer be able to pretend regulated speech is free speech.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Eliminate, don't expand, electric vehicle credit

fromReason: Congress should resist the call of special interests.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

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

November 6, 2017


Should you put tape over your webcam?

from CircuitBreaker: Thinking about privacy.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Woman told her 90 acres now public after anonymous claim of grave

from WorldNewsDaily: Local government invents new means to steal land. Legal team questions where 'warrantless searches,' 'unbridled trespassing' are in Constitution.
The Government is Not Us

6 companies that are the most reliant on government contracts

from MotleyFool: In a $3.7 trillion federal government budget, there are going to be a lot of companies reaping a windfall.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

🎬   Edgar, the exploiter

from Bitbutter/YouTube: Understanding the economic dynamics put into place by minimum wage.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Republicans' tax plan crashes Jerry Brown's electric car fantasies

from Reason: Citizens in Kansas will no longer have to subsidize California's nitwittery.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Over a few bullets, man loses truck to civil asset forfeiture

from National Review: A Kentucky man recently reclaimed his Ford F-250 pickup truck after it had been seized and kept for two years by the Customs and Border Patrol. The justification? Agents had found a few stray bullets in the center console.
Police State America

50-Year Disaster Of Government Trains, Buses & Streetcars

by Daniel Bier.  Today, Less than 2% of trips use transit. Ronald Reagan once quipped that "government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." There, in a nutshell, you have a short history of mass transit in America. CEI's Marc Scribner explains,  ... MORE

Government Subsidies Will Erode Freedom Of The Press

by Jaana Woiceshyn.        Newspapers around the world are losing revenues, both subscription and advertising. As Terence Corcoran of the National Post reports, newspaper revenues in Canada declined 35 per cent ($1 billion) from 2012 to 2014, with a significant further decrease expected also in 2015, once all the numbers are in. Such declines, likely to ... MORE

Jenny Hopkinson: A Win For Cruz, A Loss For Ethanol

Only Ted and Rand stood up to the special interests.    Corn country just picked a candidate who wants to put an end to one of its favorite government programs. Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa Republican caucus, besting Donald Trump by 3.3 percent, is the first time a candidate opposed strongly by the state’s ethanol industry   ... MORE

Richard Martin & Michael Reilly: The Problem With Biofuels

An expensive political boondoggle.   Last week the U.S. Navy, with its accustomed pomp and fanfare, launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel—in this case, a blend made primarily from beef fat. The biofueled warships form a central element of the Navy’s Great Green Fleet program to draw half of its power from clean     ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Corny Crony Capitalism In Iowa

Only 2 candidates won't pander to ethanol lobby.    The "report card" from America's Renewable Future, a biofuel industry group, is not complicated. If you are a presidential candidate participating in Monday's Iowa caucuses and you support "the commonsense, bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard," you get a "good rating," symbolized by a fuel    ... MORE

John Stossel: Running On Empty

Using tax dollars to buy votes in Iowa.      Cars run on fuel. Politicians run on votes, and they'll do almost anything to get them. That includes supporting mandates that force us to use ethanol, a fuel made from corn that Iowa farmers grow. They support ethanol because Iowa is the first state to vote on presidential candidates. Candidates     ... MORE

Taxpayers And Property Rights Win In Rams Move To LA

by Raymond J Nhan.      Eminent domain and public funded statia. Recent news of the Los Angeles Rams is a win-win-win for the NFL and taxpayers in Los Angeles and St. Louis. Though citizens of the Gateway City may feel differently right now, they just avoided a massive waste of taxpayer funds and a series of eminent domain abuses. And the   ... MORE

High Price Of Principles: Ted Cruz And Rand Paul Will Pay In Iowa For Their Failure To Pander To The Ethanol Lobby

by Alexander Bolton.      Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are trying to avoid an ethanol landmine in Iowa. Both Republican senators have criticized federal subsidies for ethanol, which are popular in Iowa, the state hosting the first Republican contest in the 2016 race for the White House. Iowa kingmakers in the party such as Sen. Chuck    ... MORE

How The Sugar Industry Leverages Government Corruption

by Patrice Lee.        It’s no secret that the government gives special treatment to large, established industries—often at the expense of Millennials and small business owners. And if you need proof, look no further than to the sugar industry, which right now stands as an example of cronyism at its worst. Policymakers from across the political     ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

Solar on the naughty list. I want coal for Christmas, and not because I’ve been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel       ... MORE

VIDEO: A Banned Segment From Saturday Night Live



The 1998 Robert Smigel animated short film "Conspiracy Theory Rock", part of a March 1998 "TV Funhouse" segment, has been removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared. NBC claimed the edit (critical of their parent company) was done because it "wasn't funny". NBC is owned by General Electric/Westinghouse.

Green Energy Only Exists Thanks To Government Subsidies

by Jeffrey Dorfman.   The solar industry admits it. For at least the last thirty years the alternative energy industry has been claiming they are almost ready to be economically competitive with fossil fuel. Wind, solar, geothermal, and others keep begging for government subsidies to help them stay afloat until they can reach a size at which economies  ... MORE