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Must Reads For The Week 12/2/17

December 3, 2017


ABC news reported early Friday an unnamed source said Flynn is prepared to testify that then candidate Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the campaign. But this wasn’t true. Either the story was reported this way as an “honest mistake” or it was reported this way because it confirm the Russian collusion bias the main stream media has been hoping to prove since the election. ABC retracted the story 8 hours later. Read about the retraction in this story ABC Makes “Epic Mistake”, Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story, at, and this story ABC News Corrects Bombshell Flynn Report, at

The Truth is: shortly after the election, not during the campaign, President-elect Trump, not candidate Trump, instructed Flynn to contact Russia to see if they could work together to fight ISIS in Syria. I went to zerohedge and read the full statement in this article, “Statement Of The Offense”: Here is Mueller’s Full Case Against Flynn, to find the truth behind the initial story because I knew from experience the media’s initial story or headline has resemblance to the truth. They are trying to push their narrative.

So what is this all about? The insiders in the media and D.C. don’t want an outsider in a position that is reserved for insiders. Since the election insiders have been trying to get rid of our undermine Trump. Trump colluding with Russia during the election is the narrative they think will serve their purpose. Special Council Mueller is investigating “Russian collusion”. He was the FBI Director appointed by Bush and retained by Obama. Serving under Republican and Democrat presidents shows that he is a true insider. New he has an unlimited budget. His search is not limited to Russian collusion. He is going to set perjury traps for everyone he questions in an attempt to get them on a process crime which has nothing to do with collusion.When he charges them with the process crime of perjury, he can then pressure them to give up Trump or go to jail, even if there is nothing to give up. He wants them to make up something in exchange for a lesser penalty, or use their admission of quilt about perjury to push the narrative of collusion. (Here is some friendly advice. If you are ever questioned by the FBI, plead the fifth. Don’t answer any questions because they are trying to set a perjury trap. They to find somebody to hang, and they don’t care if the charge has anything to do with their investigation. Remember Scooter Libby read here.)

The insiders are trying to get us to believe that collusion is illegal. Collusion is not illegal. Colluding to break the law is illegal. Ohio State football coaches and players colluded last week to beat Michigan. But beating Michigan is not illegal. Is colluding with a foreign country to win an election illegal? only if the specific actions taken are illegal.

Conclusion: If you are not an outsider you are the enemy of the insiders and must be taken down. Insiders will use the full force of the Federal Government and their allies in the media to get rid of outsiders. Trump is a big threat to the insiders and their power. This is why insiders in both parties, the media, entertainment, and education seem so unhinged by everything Trump does. I think it is hilarious. Of course I see the R and D insider game for what it is, pitting us against each other so insiders can maintain their positions of power and wealth. (And remember this, never talk to the FBI.)


Over-Reaching Prosecutors Run The Country, at Individuals in positions of power can never be trusted. Remember Mike Nifhong and the Duke Lacrosse case.

Obama-Appointed Federal Inspector Threatened By Clinton Campaign Over Email Investigation, at Another example of insiders using threats to protect their status quo position.

DNC Lawyer Scrambles To Block Evidence From Hidden Laptop Tied To Wasserman Schultz, at Democrat insiders trying to cover up their pile of crap so outsiders don’t figure out what is going on.

Fight Over CFPB Director Shows – Again! – How Powerful Government Entities Backfire On Their Creators, by Eric Boehm, at Insiders created a position of power to implement their agenda. When it looks like an outsider may take over the position they created they don’t like it.


Net Neutrality And The Resistance To Restoring Internet Freedom, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Net Neutrality is an example of government insiders trying to reign in the freedom of outsiders by disguised their regulations as helping outsiders. Excerpt from the article: “Net Neutrality was sold as a solution to problems that did not exist (problems being hypothetical cases of Internet service providers blocking content they don’t like). Predictably, it hasn’t worked out well for consumers. As FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has noted, investment in broadband networks has declined for two years in a row for the first time in the history of the Internet, not counting recessions.” Why does government think it has to get involved in industries that are doing just fine without them?

Net Neutrality: Government Can’t Know The “Correct” Price For Internet Service, by Nicholas Freiling, at The economic realities of insider intervention into the free market (aka outsider milieu). Excerpt from the article: “A pure net neutrality view is difficult to sustain if you also want to have continued investment in broadband networks. ….If you have these pure net neutrality rules where you can never charge a company like Netflix anything, you’re not ever going to get a return on continued network investment – which means you’ll stop investing in the network. And I would not want to be sitting here 10 or 20 years from not with the same broadband speeds we’re getting today.

Tax Bill Attacked For Loss Of Electric Car Subsidy – But Most Americans Don’t Want Electric Cars, at Government subsidizing electric cars with outsiders tax dollars is another example of insiders thinking they know what is bets for outsiders.

Conyers Lawyer Hints Racism As Pelosi Asks Conyers To Go – But Not Franken, at Excerpt from the article: “Nancy Pelosi is going to have to explain what is the discernible difference between Al Franken and John Conyers,” Arnold Reed Conyers’ attorney, told reporters after the House Minority leader Said Conyers should resign.” I get a feeling of shadenfreude when people like Pelosi are hoist on their own petard.


Must Reads For The Week 11/4/17

November 5, 2017

King Of The Washington Swamp This Month? Big Ethanol. by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. These ethanol mandates reduce fuel mileage, increase the cost of a gas, shortens engine life and increase pollution. So why is ethanol still mandated? Ask Republican Senators Grassley and Ernst of Iowa. They are protecting their self interest at the expense of the rest of us.

Insider Trading Inc: Beat The Market, Work For The SEC, at Are government employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission benefiting from their knowledge of which companies are going be investigated? It must be one of the perks of being a “public servant”.

Victory IRS Admits Tea Party, Other Conservative Groups Were Targets During Obama Era, by Jay Sekulow, at Why wasn’t this a bigger story? Because we the people forget after six plus years of this mess. A balloon can’t burst when there is no air left in it. The air in this balloon was gradually released over time because bureaucratic insiders working for government agencies can deny deny deny, use every legal tactic to delay complying with judges orders, have the ability to fight using unlimited taxpayer funded resources and benefit from the Obama administration and the media propagandizing for them. It pays to be an insider backed by the force of government.

How Defense-Contractor CEOs Get Rich On The Taxpayers’ Dime, by William D. Hartung, at There is waste and corruption whenever there is a pile of taxpayer money to be spent. It wouldn’t be difficult to find 15% waste in any government budget just for starters. The Pentagon budget is no exception.

Dying Malls Increasingly Rely On Taxpayer Handouts For Survival, at Another example of bureaucrats at all levels of government propping up failed business models at taxpayers expense. An economy is about profits and losses. Profits tell businesses that people in the market like what they produce. Losses tell businesses that people don’t like what they produce, so stop wasting scarce resources by continuing to do what you’re doing. Subsidizing unprofitable businesses makes us poorer overall.

Tesla’s Having The Worst Day Ever As GOP Tax Plan Calls For Axing Electric Car Subsidies, at Speaking of failed businesses being propped up by taxpayer dollars! I think Elon Musk is laundering taxpayer money through Tesla with the approval of government politicians and bureaucrats. Musk’s company is loosing money with the benefit of taxpayer subsidies. What will happen to his bottom line if these subsidies are done away with under the new GOP tax plan? Of will he be able to pay off enough politicians to keep his subsidy.

Compelled Speech, at Government licensing laws can be used to get you to comply with politically correct speech. If you don’t comply they will take away your license to work.

Concealed Carry On The March, Scott McPherson, at Excerpt from the article: “In 2016 Gallup found that the number of Americans supporting a handgun ban had dropped to just twenty-three percent – about one in five. Blacks, women, and Millennials are the fastest growing groups of new gun-owners, belying the stereotype that only old white males care about guns. A major cultural shift is taking place. More than ever, Americans are arming themselves against criminals and madmen in the modern era.”

Spain Order Jailing Of Catalan Leaders: ‘What Happens Next’ To Puigdemont?, at What happens when Catalan secession can’t be settled by legal or peaceful means?

“It’s Not Sustainable” – Sacramento Lashes Our At Calpers After Raising Pension Payments, at At some point economic reality will correct this problem. (California can’t secede. It needs the rest of the country to bail them out when economic reality hits.)

Forestry Regulations Ignite More California Wildfires, by Larry Bell, at The unintended consequences of misguided green policies adopted by the Federal government.

California’s Clean-Energy Future: A ‘Medieval Society’?, by Kerry Jackson, at Politicians make policies with no thought of their economic consequences. Government decrees can’t do away with economic laws. Economic laws always prevail.

Women Should Stop Insisting Men Are Bad Because Of Sexual Tension, by D.C. McAllister, at Excerpt from the article: “Like many women in the #MeToo campaign, I know sexual harassment. I know sexual assault. I know rape. Because of this, I’m not more prone to accept abusive behavior from men…… nor am I prone to conclude that all men are predators. I refuse to live in that kind of fear or to cast wide that net of blame. To do so only leads to dysfunction….. the common sense instruction I’ve received from wise women throughout my life have, instead, empowered me to navigate the waters of male sexuality with discernment and confidence.”

“I know when a man is violating me and when he is just hitting on me. I know when a man is desperately trying to get my attention just because he is attracted to me, and when he has crossed the line of harassment. I know when guys are expressing their pent-up aggression and male sexuality—as well as their competitive nature—as they interact with one another, and when men are in gang-like mode and threatening my well-being.”

“Other women need to learn the same…… They need to meet masculinity toe to toe and eye to eye, not try to dominate it or diminish it. They need to learn to tap into their own feminine powers, not to conquer a man, but to respect him. To do that, we need to respect each other. This involves trust.”

“The problems we are facing today have nothing to do with masculinity, and everything to do with a breakdown in social trust. Women live in fear of men, and men live in resentment of women. We aren’t dancing. We’re fighting. I hope we can learn to dance again—a powerful, breathtaking dance that makes us feel alive, complete, and fully human.”






Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley




Must Reads For The Week 10/31/15

October 31, 2015

Cops Now Use Prepaid Card Readers To Rob Motorists Of Digital Funds On Roadside, at Another example of asset forfeiture. Government bureaucrats are always trying to find ways to get their greedy hands on our assets.

Judge Dismisses Charges For Man Who Shot Down Drone, by Ryan Cummings, at Where does someones right stop and the other persons right begin. Example: Your right to free speech stops at my ear.

Gett Is Going After Uber, at, Gett is a new ride sharing app that is trying to undercut Uber. If Gett gains traction, it will cut into the taxi cartel even further. Isn’t the free market great for the consumer?

Who’d A-Thunk It? Higher Minimum Wages Actually Affect A Companies Plans On Where To Expand, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. More unintended consequences. Why don’t individuals act to planners plans like the planners want them to? Subjective value in a world of scarcity is a bitch.

Throwing Many Billions Down A Dark Tunnel For Bullet Train, at Hard to believe that this project would end up costing more than the Government “experts” said it would.

Electric Car Sales Crash Once The Feds Are No Longer Helping, at Government subsidies (your tax dollars) lowered the price (but not the cost) of electric cars. Subsidized sales artificially boost demand. When these subsidies go away the true market demand for electric cars is revealed.

Irony Of The Day: EU Reports Greenhouse Gas Emissions Way Down In 2014 (Guess Why), by Doug Powers, at Because of an unusually warmer year less energy was used. Which means greenhouse emissions were down. So global warming lowered greenhouse gasses that cause global warming. I’m confused!

Ted Cruz Solid On Money, at All candidates should understanding what money is, its role in the economy, and what happens when the Fed electronically prints counterfeit money.

Williams College Students Revoke Invitation To Speaker Who Criticizes Feminism, at Wouldn’t want the students to hear an opposing view and let them to make up their own mind. They may not choose the politically correct view. Colleges don’t want a dialogue on issues, they want a monologue on issues.

House GOP Begins Impeachment Against IRS Chief, at Impeachment is the only constraint on unelected bureaucrats and judges when they act unlawfully. Unfortunately this is probably being done for political gain because it’s election season and everybody hates the IRS.

U.S Plans To Sell Down Strategic Oil Reserve To Raise Cash, at The Federal Government is always looking for more money to fund itself. Why don’t they sell some of the oil rich land they own?

Pew: Homicide Rates Cut In Half Over Last 20 Years (While Gun Ownership Soared), by Ryan McMaken, at With all the stories that are hyped by the media, you would think homicide rates are soaring.


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