Posted tagged ‘American Police State’

Must Reads For The Week 4/22/17

April 22, 2017

Busting The “Free College” Myth, Jonathan Newman, at mises.org. The cost doesn’t go away when something is labeled “free”. For the student, free means a new scholarship program. For the college, free means they can increase their prices. For us the tax payers, free means we’re screwed. Free means shifting the cost to someone else. To me free means the professors would teach for…….”free”.

ASU Class Holds Protest Instead Of Final Exam, by Conner Borgelt, at azcentral.com. Tax payers! Would “free college” make the present situation in our college education system better or worse?

Has A Rothbardian Infiltrated The Department Of Education, at targetliberty.com. This is a good thing

San Diego’s Experiment With Higher Minimum Wage: 4,000 Fewer Restaurant Jobs, at reason.com. This doesn’t surprise anyone, does it?

Run For Your Life: The American Police State Is Coming To Get You, by John Whitehead, at rutherford.org. Click on some of the examples in this article. You will be shocked at the abuses of power by Government officials.

Private Equity Sets Its Sites On New Funding Victim: Mom and Pop 401k’s, at zerohedge.com. Private Equity companies have destroyed many of the largest defined benefit pension plans. Now they want to try their hand at destroying defined contribution retirement plans, your 401k. They need a new source of money to fund their skimming operations.

Frederic Bastiat Is Right (Again), by Jeff Thomas, at mises.org. Protective tariffs don’t work. Bastiat told us this in the mid 1800s. The Smoot-Hawley Tariffs (along with other government interventions) helped turn the stock market crash of 1929 into the great depression. Trumps desire for tariffs on foreign goods is a bad idea.

GM Says Venezuela Has Seized Its Car Plant, at cnn.com. Venezuela’s incremental movement toward socialism over the years is almost complete. Since there are no property rights in a total socialist system, this seizure of property may be the final goose step in Venezuela’s march toward economic destruction.

Fannie And Freddie Finally Wake Up, by Doug French, at mises.org. These bad mortgages should have been liquidated (sold at a loss) when the housing bust happened in 08.

How Mises Converted Hayek From Socialism To A Supporter Of The Free Market, at economicpolicyjournal.com.

 

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

On Earth Day, Let’s Celebrate The Benefits Of Fossil Fuels! This is my Earth Day post from two years ago.

GEORGE CARLIN- Can We Destroy The Planet?

Earth Day 2016, at austrianaddict.com.

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Must Reads For The Week 6/21/14

June 21, 2014
The pen is mightier than the sword...

 The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Video: Turning SWAT Teams Into Death Squads, at libertypenblog.blogspot.com, by John W. Whitehead. The Fourth Amendment states, ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause….’ Law enforcement in the U.S. isn’t constrained by the Fourth Amendment anymore.

The US Government Doesn’t Want You To Know How The Cops Are Tracking You, by Trevor Timm, at the gardian.com. I saw this at libertypenblog.blogspot.com. Another example of Government abusing our Fourth Amendment rights.

US Captures The Benghazi Killings Mastermind (And Scapegoat), at zerohedge.com. Everything this administration does is for purely political reasons. We can’t possibly believe anything else. Excerpt from the article, “What is perhaps more curious is why it took Obama nearly two years to find a person who was openly living in Libya after the attacks, and in fact gave interviews several interviews with TIME magazine in 2012, but with AP in October 2013:” When this guy goes to trial, he can have President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, and Ambassador Rice testify that what happened in Benghazi was a spontaneous attack because of an anti Islamic video shown on the internet. No one could possibly challenge the veracity of these three witnesses.

U.S. Government Trying To Force Washington Redskins To Change Name, by Rachel Blevins, at benswann.com. Two things going here. 1) Government officials exercising force over peoples property rights. 2) Government officials enforcing something that is completely meaningless to the well being of American Indians, but is very meaningful to the ego of the Government officials. I have one question for these Government officials. How did the creation of Indian Reservations, by Government officials, work out for the American Indians who live on them? Read here.

Marc Faber Explains The Fed’s Dilemma In 15 Words, at zerohedge.com. Faber’s words, “The more they print, the more inequality there is, the weaker the economy will become.” The Fed is creating the very problem it is trying to cure with its double edge sword of electronically printing counterfeit money and zero interest rates.

Bobby Jindal Pulls Lousiana Out Of Common Core, by Robby Soave, at reason.com. The more that is known about Common Core, the more it is being rejected. Virginia, Texas, Minnesota, and Nebraska never adopted Common Core. Louisiana just pulled out, just as Indiana, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, recently pulled out. North Carolina and Missouri look like they are next. Liberty minded people are winning on this issue, because they are fighting at the State level.

Right To Work States Now Dominate U.S. Automobile Manufacturing, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. Business seeks lower costs, and labor is usually one of their biggest. When labor is free from Union coercion, it chooses against unions. This benefits labor,business, and consumer.

Big Labor (And Socialists) Hate Tipping, at economicpolicyjournal.com. First of all, I thought big labor is a bunch of socialists. Here is a quote about tipping from the minimum wage queen, Seattle City Councilmember Socialist Kashama Sawant; “We don’t want any worker to be beholden to the mood of the customer on any given day.” This is the difference between free markets and central planning. The consumer rules in a free market, and the planners rule in a socialist system. Seattle you are getting exactly what you deserve by electing this jewel into office.

Flight Attendant Makes Best Pre-Flight Speech Ever, at economicpolicyjournal.com. This is good.

 

I saw these cartoons at theburning platform.com.

149763 600 Obama Student loan plan cartoons

 

149652 600 VA Backlog cartoons

 

149531 600 Midas touch cartoons

 

 

149734 600 Tea Party Topples Eric Cantor cartoons

 

 

Must Reads For The Week 1/4/14

January 4, 2014
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Frozen Out: 98% Of Stories Ignore That Ice Bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission, by Mike Ciandella, at newsbusters.org. It’s a good thing they went during the middle of the Antarctic summer. Here is the expeditions aim. It’s not surprising that 98% of the media’s stories don’t give all the facts. They shape the news by omitting facts that don’t fit their vision of the world.

Warning: 60- and 40- Watt Incandescent Light Bulb Production Ends January 1st, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Government mandates that we must use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. When they made this decision did they ask if the CFLs were safer than incandescent bulbs? No, this was a decision made to benefit crony capitalists?

How Far Could Travel Across The U.S. In One Day, From 1800 To Present, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Evil capitalists who produced saddles, wagons, trains, cars, trucks, buses, and planes have profited at our expense. Thank goodness these people are always looking for better ways of doing things, in spite of the road blocks government places in front of them.

100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created The Fed, by Christopher Westley, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article, “…the Federal Reserve….was the implicit socialization of the banking industry in the United States.”  Just like Obamacare is the socialization of the healthcare industry.

Life In The Emerging American Police State: What’s In store For Our Freedoms In 2014? by John Whitehead, at economicpolicyjournal.com. You probably break a law everyday and you don’t know it, and that’s the problem. We can’t be under  the rule of law if people don’t know what the laws are, and the law makers don’t have to abide by them.

Who’d a-thunk it? A Cartel Doesn’t Like Competition, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. Regular taxi drivers in France don’t like a level playing field, they want it tilted in their direction. This is like having Usain Bolt start ten meters behind the rest of the competitors in the 100 meter dash, just to make it fair.

New York City Mayor Not Horsing Around, by Robert P. Murphy, at consultingbyrpm.com. The new mayor wants to ban horse-drawn carriages. He said,“We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane. I have two comments 1) is it inhumane for the police to ride horses, 2) they’re horses not humans.

Tea Party Leader Ted Stevenot To Run In Republican Primary Against Incumbent Governor Kasich, at ohiolibertycoalition.org. It’s Ted versus The Turncoat. The Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment passed with 66% of the vote, which means Governor Kasich ruled against the majority when he pushed Obamacare through the backdoor.