Just got in and found these stories on Yahoo.... Osama presses for longer school years I don't have time to get started on how the education industry is a racket and how children are spoiled and overprotected... If Osama has his way, as one observer pointed out, he would destroy the vacation industry and vast regions of the US. The Northern part of this state heavily relies on travel. How is this to be paid for? With federal grants with strings attached? Children need free time to recharge, develop and grow. Free time and imagination are essential to both children and adults! Do we really want to be like Japan and Germany, the examples given in the article?
Boy, was I surprised today to find a donation solicitation from Joe Arpaio. Arpaio is running to be re-elected as sheriff of Maricopa country (Phoenix), Arizona. I live in Tennessee.
Sheriff Joe's letter chronicled his battles against illegal immigrants, Mexican drug cartels, and ultra-left Obama radicals who claim that the good sheriff is a Nazi.
I think I am going to vomit now....
Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World. Welcome, Big Brother
After reading Nathan Tucker's review of Tom Wood's book Nullification, I am struck by Tucker's use of the term "We the People." How is it that supposed individualists (as Tucker claims to be), can use this collectivist term? I guess I'm so far gone that I no longer even know what "We the People" means. How is it that 300 million individuals can be lumped together into a purported homogenous monolith with a will all its own?
Brought to you by the people that caused the Dust Bowl (through misguided homesteading acts).
Buried in the health care takeover legislation is a mandate that businesses report all payments that total $600 or more per year on Form 1099, even for purchases of goods. Currently, this is required only for things like contractor payments, interest and dividends.
They do except when the spending is for programs they advocate. Immigration is one such example. While some Conservatives who oppose illegal immigration put it pretty low on their list of priorities and concentrate first on cutting general spending, I'm suspicious of those who make increased spending and bigger government a focal point of their campaigns.
Yeah, just like the Drug War, I'm sure that a prohibition on people crossing the border will solve the problem. Jeez, some Conservative.
Brown, McCain and Lieberman unveil bill to strip Americans of citizenship and try them before military tribunals
I am disgusted... what can I say but this is pure FASCISM!!!! I sensed a bad vibe when Scott Brown was being promoted by conservatives as the one to elect to the government to "save" Americans from the government. How quickly they have been betrayed. Or, do they even know what this means??? This will soon expand into any criticism of the government just as the use of the EVIL and inhuman tactics of torture and assasination have expanded from non-US citizens to US citizens.
Watch out conservatives- you will be the first victims of these tactics that you advocate!
Expect to see more of this Fascism now that the government has taken over healthcare. The war on salt is based on lies. The body naturaly regulates salt absorbtion. The relationship between salt and heart disease is spurious and many bureaucrats have advanced their careers by fraudulently exaggerating the connection between salt and heart disease. Could not salt difficiencies cause serious health problems as well as cause food to spoil sooner (unless replaced with other preservatives)?
Report: FDA should FORCE rollback in salty foods
Despite the lip service to promptly seat Senator-Elect Scott Brown (that was given only after massive outrage over Democrats' hypocritical double-standards in delaying his seating), Brown still has not been seated. Meanwhile, the Senate voted along party lines to increase the debt ceiling by $1.9 Trillion and confirmed Bernanke to another term at the Fed. What planet are they on?
In addition, these stupid projects, wasted on perfectly sound infrastructure and roads, made it more difficult and expensive to repair the infrastructure and roads that really were in disrepair! What a waste! The Congress and Administration ignored the majority of Americans who KNEW this would result in failure, fraud and financial ruin! We should not have to pay for it!
So much to say but too little time... Check out these articles:
Health takeover to penalize marriage: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126281943134818675.html (Note the twisted logic and numerous perverse incentives! Also recall that the government will destroy private insurance and force people to take these "subsidies".)
Outrageous! In this story, the Slovakian government placed explosives and bomb components in unsuspecting passengers' luggage. Any civillian caught with these materials would suffer very severe consequences. This is not the first time this has happened; a couple years ago, the French government also lost the explosives that it placed in unsuspecting passenger luggage. It is bad enough to search luggage but to open up the luggage of an unknowing and unconsenting passenger to place contraband? This poor passenger had his apartment raided, was labeled a terrorist and detained. What would have happened had the Slovak government not fessed up?
Statists have been engaging in all sorts of outrageous antics to silence opposition, from media blatantly refusing to cover issues and movements involved with freedom to the bounty on a US Chamber of Commerce official. Perhaps one source of the "intellectual" (if one can call it that) foundation of the statists' determination to silence any and all dissent may be found in an essay titled "Repressive Tolerance" by Herbert Marcuse, the "Father of the New Left". The essay is sick, twisted and actually painful to read. This essay may also be the foundation of political correctness.
When Lego Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Lego Guns: Canadian SWAT Team Raid over Lego Gun
From The Brother's Brick Blog: "Put yourself in Jeremy Bell’s shoes. You’re a creative director at Teehan+Lax, a Downtown Toronto design firm and a lifelong LEGO fan. You’re having a quiet Tuesday afternoon at the office. Hey, you just got a custom BrickGun model kit of a semi-auto handgun in the mail. Why not build it at your desk? (I for one totally understand, I just did the same thing last week with the Space Police Smash ‘n’ Grab.) After you’re done, you show the model to a co-worker, he breaks it, you put it back in its box, then unwind with some co-workers by playing video games.
Many who support the state do so with the specious notion that government somehow acts in the best interest of the people, that it is generous and neither self-centered nor greedy. And that there will be a recourse for injustice.
As we know, nothing could be further from the truth. I have come across a few news articles that provide blatant but little-known examples of federal, state and local governments ripping off their citizens. If this happened in an earlier age, I would expect to see pillows being emptied and cauldrons of hot tar being prepared for those involved.
The jobs that were supposedly "saved" now have to be cut!
Joining host Dennis McCuistion, Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (Ludwig von Mises Institute) and Doug Casey ("The Casey Report") focus their discussion on the credit crisis, free markets and limited government.
See below for video link.