Posted tagged ‘Fourth Amendment Violations’

Must Reads For The Week 4/30/16

April 30, 2016

Why Did The Industrial Revolution Occur In The United States And Not China? at economicpolicyjournal.com. Technological advance requires financing. U.S. capital markets provided the funding for these projects. But saving provided the funding of the capital markets. Being able to produce and save wealth is important if a society is to continue to advance. How much of the funding in today’s capital markets is from printed money by the Fed, and not real savings from production.

Obama Admits He Couldn’t Convince Americans About Recovery, at zerohedge.com. Obama can’t convince us because he is the only President to not have a single year of his Presidency reach 3% GDP growth. And that’s including the 4 plus trillion dollars printed by the Fed. We can’t even print our way to a high GDP number. If the President would look at the charts in this article, he would understand why we aren’t buying his propaganda about the economy.

UC Berkley Touts $15 Minimum Wage Law, Then Fires Hundreds Of Workers After It Passes, at investors.com. Hoisted on its own petard. No surprise here. You can’t pay labor above what it produces for any length of time before it gets liquidated. The economic reality that less will be consumed at a higher price is always in play. When the cost of labor is artificially set higher, fewer will be working.

Judge Decides Seattle’s ‘Trash Police’ Violates Privacy And Is Unconstitutional, at tammybruce.com. Another example of leftists trying to force their morality on the rest of us. You can’t give in to this kind of tyrannical stupidity or it will never go away.

PA Cops Have Woman’s Rectum, Vagina Searched After Traffic Stop, at copblock.org. A violation of this woman”s fourth amendment rights. She was finally released 5 hours after she was pulled over.

Social Justice Warrior Madness: USC Cancels  ‘Legends Of The Games Industry’ Event For Not Including Women  (On A Seven Man Panel), at targetliberty.org. They postponed this event, ‘In the interest of promoting diversity and inclusion’. This is the kind of nonsense that should be laughed at and mocked.

Opposition Grows To Liberal AGs Targeting Global Warming Skeptics, by Michael Bastasch at cfact.org. In response to democrat politicians and environmentalists calling for RICO investigations into groups seen as casting doubt on the theory of catastrophic global warming, Republican AGs have come out against any such investigations. By the way global warming is a ‘theory’. Isn’t it?

Obama Targets Electric Grid For Power Grab, by Larry Bell, at cfact.org. Obama said he would bankrupt coal power plants with EPA emission regulations. Look out fracking industry if Queen Hillary gets into office.

Taliban Bomber Accidentally Triggers Explosive Early, Killing Himself And 8 Other Terrorists, at tammybruce.com. My first thought when I saw this was; will this guy get the 72 virgins anyway. Does he get rewarded for his good intentions of trying to blow up infidels even though he failed? These are questions that need to be answered.

The Real Meaning Of Competition, by Peter G. Klein, at mises.org. It’s not about having the proper number of competitors in a particular industry that makes it competitive. As long as government isn’t restricting or placing  costs on the entry into these industries you have competition. We’ve written about Uber on this site. The taxi cartel trying to get government to restrict Uber’s entry into the market is an example.

The Problem Of ‘Hoarding’, by Murray Rothbard, at mises.org. Rothbard explains why the velocity of money is an answer in search of a problem.

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Must Reads For The Week 5/23/15

May 23, 2015
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

LETS START WITH TECH

Electroloom Is a 3D Fabric Printer In The Making, by Natasha Lomas, at techcrunch.com. This is mind-blowing. Even when I watched the video of the 3D printer in action, I thought, what am I watching? The one question I had when I watched the video was; Why did they go to China to make Electroloom into a more usable product? Why couldn’t they do what they wanted to do here? Was Government regulations a reason they couldn’t finish there work here? I’m just asking, I don’t know why.

BioBots Is A 3D Printer For Living Cells, by Natasha Lomas, at techcrunch.com. BioBots can “build 3D living tissues and miniature human organs for research and pre-clinical screening, such as drug testing as a replacement for animal testing“. You can test on more complex human cells instead of less complex animal cells. A step forward to the possibility of 3D printing usable human organs.

Bocusini Will 3D Print Your Food Like A Fine Robotic Pastry Chef, by John Biggs, at techcrunch.com. The 3D printer uses small cartridges of chocolate, fudge, sugar, and marzipan, to create tasty small objects. I the day coming when you can fill the cartridges with some type of eatable food product that can be transformed to taste like your favorite meal.

GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

Warning: Put Away All Sharp Objects!

Illinois, Chicago Run Out Of Options, Christine Williamson, pionline.com. Years of kicking the pension can down the road has finally caught up with politicians and bureaucrats.

Where Greeks Are Stashing Their Cash—German Cars, Not Mattresses, at davidstockmanscontracorner.com. When a currency is perceived to be loosing its value, people will not hold it. They will exchange it for goods. The Greeks are getting German cars, and the Germans are getting printed depreciating currency. It’s a something for nothing exchange.

School Cafeteria Food Fight: FLOTUS vs. Students, at tammybruce.com. Students are posting photos of their paltry lunches on social media. The US Department of Agriculture has decided to post photos to counter act the students photos. All I know is, you are not going to win a social media food fight with young people if you make it an, us against them scenario.

The Governments Message For Heavily Indebted Students: Don’t Pay Us Back, at zerohedge.com. The Federal Government takes over student loans. Than it hooks students into huge debt. Now it is taking the first steps to forgive the loan balances. Is this the start of Universal College Education, like Universal Health Care. Watch out tax payers.

Regulations Holding Back U.S. Energy Infrastructure Investment, by Mark J. Perry, at investors.com. In New England, a pipeline shortage caused by unpredictable Government regulations, has led to significantly higher costs of electricity and natural gas. We’re shooting ourselves in the foot with over regulation.

Net Neutrality: Obama’s FCC Puts Internet, American Innovation At Risk, by George Gilder, at discovery.org. George Gilder knows about the economics of technology. This is ‘the’ must read of todays must reads.

DEA Strikes Again: Seize Mans Life Savings Under Civil Asset Forfeiture Without Charges, at zerohedge.com. This is a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment. How can this go on in America. This is the kind of thing that happened behind the iron curtain back in the day.

Why Minimum Wage Laws Are ‘Phased In’, (Hint: It’s An Attempt To Hide The Terrible Consequences). by Bryan Caplan, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Obamacare was and is being phased in like this. When consequences happen gradually, people don’t notice as much. Even though the end result is still the same: fewer jobs at the higher price.

JUST LAUGH OR YOU’LL LOOSE YOUR MIND

Al Sharpton’s Daughter Suing NYC For $5 Million Over Ankle She Sprained On Soho Sidewalk, at dailymail.co.uk. She said the sprain left her in “permanent pain and mental anguish”. Who says kids don’t learn from their parents?

Must Reads For The Week 3/14/15

March 13, 2015
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Obama Wants New Regulations That Will Control And Limit How You Can You Invest Your IRA and 401(k) Money, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Does adding more rules and red tape help you, or is it just a way to increase  the power of Government?

We Take Your Class, at wetakeyourclass.com. If you decide that the cost of spending your time taking your online class of doing home work is greater than what you could be doing with your time, go to We Take Your Class. I would have gotten better grades if I would have gone to school in today’s tech world.

Next Mega-Bailout: White House Studying “New Bankruptcy Options” For Student-Loan Borrowers, at zerohedge.com. The Government turns them into student loan debt serfs and then comes to the rescue by forgiving the debt. Just another way of getting the next generation of individuals thinking that everything comes from benevolent Government. The tax payer will be on the hook for this debt.

Planet Fitness Bans Member Who Complained About Transgendered Woman In Locker Room, at wftv.com. If you have an xx sex chromosome you’re a female, and if you have an xy sex chromosome you’re a male. How you feel about your gender doesn’t change your sex.

Cultural Marxism: The Future Of Girlification, by John Derbyshire, at takimag.com. The difference between the sexes will always exist. It can’t be wished away by Cultural Marxists who are trying to create a fake world that can’t exist in reality.

ATF Shelves Controversial Bullet Ban Proposial, at foxnews.com. The people have pushed back and temporarily stopped this ban. The administration will attempt this again, stay alert.

How Much Money Do You Need To Buy A Home In Your City, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Here is the salary you need to make to afford the principle, interest, taxes, and insurance on a median priced home in certain cities across the US. Look at California, especially San Francisco.

California Dreaming Of Lower Gas Prices, by Gregg Laskoski, at usnews.com. Gas Prices In California are more than a dollar per gallon higher than the rest of the country. Why? State imposed regulations and taxes have helped boost the price. With the price of housing and gas, just to name a few, who can afford to live in California?

Stingray’ Lets Police Spy On Your Cell Phone, by Sam Alder Bell, at usnews.com. Another Government violation of the fourth amendment. But as Joseph Sobran stated so well, “The constitution is no threat to our current form of Government“.

How To Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is His Age, at economicpolicyjournal.com. There aren’t many Mabels, Gertrudes, Elmers or Clarences alive today. It’s interesting to see how the popularity of certain names has changed over the years.

Why Low Oil Prices Will Not Harm Sales Of Electric Cars, at theeconomist.com. Owners of electric cars use them as a badge of honor to show they are greener than you. Since value is subjective, and most people don’t value being green higher than the price of an electric car, electric car sales aren’t going up. The price of the car has to decrease much lower before most people would consider buying one. The lower price of oil doesn’t compare to the high cost of the electric car when it comes to purchasing one.

Economic Delusions, Political Demagoguery, and Political Deceptions, by Richard Ebeling, at epictimes.com. This is our heavy lifting for the week. Just get started and don’t stop until you finish the article, you will be glad you did.

I CAN’T HELP IT. IT’S TOO MUCH FUN.

 

 

Must Reads For The Week 2/28/15

February 28, 2015
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

A BAD WEEK FOR LIBERTY

FCC Votes In Favor Of Net Neutrality Has The Slippery Slope Of Web Censorship Begun? at zerohedge.com. The FCC passed 317 pages of net neutrality regulations that no one outside of the FCC commissioners have read, (“you have to pass it to find out what’s in it”). FCC commissioner and dissenting voter, Ajit Pai, described what happened with the passage of net neutrality regulations, “…imposes intrusive government regulations that won’t work to solve a problem that doesn’t exist using legal authority that FCC doesn’t have.

The Net Neutrality Scam, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. A great article explaining what net neutrality is and what will happen when it is implemented. He asks a great question: “Who Will Control The FCC? It will all come down to what they can get away with politically, because we certainly don’t live under the rule of law.

Mark Cuban’s Surgical Take Down Of Net Neutrality, by Erica Ritz, attheblaze.com. Here is an excerpt from the article. “Cuban said the uncertainty and legal challenges of having the government regulate the Internet will be enormous, and predicted that it will slow down innovation. He also said there are many unexpected issues that will arise from such an enormous change.

Verizon Answers Net Neutrality Vote In Morse Code, by Christina Sterbenz, at businessinsider.com. Verizon uses Morse code to respond to 1930’s style regulations.

Chicago Has CIA Type Black Sites, at targetliberty.com. Cops in Chicago are violating individuals constitutional rights when they try to get them to talk at these black sites. This can’t happen here!

Obama To Ban Bullets By Executive Order, Threatens Top Selling AR-15 Rifle, by Paul Becard, at washingtonexaminer.com. Politicians and bureaucrats can mandate that you buy health insurance, on the one hand, and ban you from buying bullets on the other. Can we all agree that Government has grown too big and powerful?

Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This, by John Whitehead, at targetliberty.com. What ever happened to the fourth amendment: “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 be issued, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline, at economist.com. The President vetoes a source for energy that will be built with private capital, but has spent billions of tax payers dollars “investing” in green energy companies that have since gone bankrupt. Read Government Investment Or Government Waste, to see a list of green companies the have gone bankrupt.

Sliding Into Totalitarianism, at economicnoise.com. The movement into totalitarianism is not a categorical change, it is an incremental change. The change is slow and difficult to perceive because we are living inside the incremental change. It is like looking at yourself in the mirror everyday for 30 years. You don’t realize how you’ve aged until you see a picture of yourself from 30 years ago.

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