Must Reads For The Week 10/4/14

No America Isn’t Communist; It’s  Only 79% Communist, at zerohedge.com. Look at the 10 planks of The Communist Manifesto and tell me we aren’t traveling down the collectivist road. We’re playing incremental Russian Roulette with our freedoms.

Will You Soon Be Taxed To Use The Internet, at economicpolicyjournal.com. A moratorium keeping state and local governments from taxing the internet is set to expire if congress doesn’t act to extend it.

US Government Promises To Forgive Student Debt…If You Work For Them, at zerohedge.com. This is how bureaucrats create more  believers in Government central planning. They will eventually mandate what a students major should be in order to get the college loan that will eventually be forgiven (at tax payers expense).

The Latest Insane Scare: The Pull Of Gravity Is Decreasing Because Of Climate Change, at economicpolicyjournal.com. How do you measure the pull of Gravity?

Good Work Fed: US Now More Unequal Than Roaring Twenties And Ancient Rome, at davidstockmanscontracorner.com. Electronically printing counterfeit money by the Fed benefits the people who have access to it first. The rest of us lose purchasing power as the counterfeit money works its way through the economy. Our labor buys fewer goods and services.

What Do Uber And School Choice Have In Common? by Mark J. Perry, at Carpe Diem Blog. Uber and school choice are threats to the  taxi and public school monopolies, which is why they will fight Uber and school choice to the bitter end. Competition produces better products at lower prices, benefiting consumers.

Sensible Swiss: 62 Percent Of Voters Reject Replacing Private Health Insurance With Public System, at johnrlottblogspot.com. I guess what we did with Obamacare served as an example to the Swiss of what not to do!

Roll Over Plan: Treasury Debt Increasing, by Terence P. Jeffery, at cnsnews.com. Every year the Treasury has to redeem debt that comes due, by issuing new debt. It is similar to someone paying off a credit card with another credit card. This year the Treasury issued $8.3 trillion of new debt, in order to redeem $7.5 trillion in debt that came due. This means the Treasury (tax payers) went in the hole for another $777 billion. Oh the magic of compound interest. Look at the chart at the bottom of the article.

Drone Footage Reveals Just How Massive Hong Kong’s Protests Really Are, at economicpolicyjournal.com. After 156 years of relative freedom under British rule, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. Now Hong Kong wants freedom from China (read here). Hong Kong has a culture of freedom similar to what colonial America had. We fought the Revolutionary war to seceded from England. Hong Kong may be able to secede from China without going to war, much like Eastern Europe seceded from the Soviet Union in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down. We have our own battle for freedom going on in America today. Will we lose more individual freedom to ever expanding Government, or gain back what we’ve lost by shrinking Government?

Breast Cancer Awareness: Woman Wears Bra Cam To Catch Strangers Sneaking Peek, at youtube.com. No explanation needed.

Some Humor, from theburningplatform.com.

154149 600 Hell freezes over cartoons

 

 

154191 600 Catch 22 cartoons

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