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Must Reads For The Week 4/9/16

April 8, 2016

 These Have To Be From The Onion, Don’t They?

Sec. of DOT Denounces Inequitable Distribution Of Sidewalks, at tammybruce.com.  Statements from bureaucrats, like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, reveal what they think of our intelligence. I don’t think they realize these statements also reveal what some of us think of their stupidity. From the article. “Only 49% of low income neighborhoods have sidewalks compared to 90% of affluent neighborhoods.” Since 51% of low income neighborhoods have sidewalks and 10% of affluent neighborhoods don’t have side walks we can safely say that sidewalks are not the cause of the economic status of a neighborhood.

Obama Administration To Landlords: You Cannot Refuse To Rent To Criminals, at tammybruce.com. Quote from the article, “The Fair Housing Act doesn’t include criminals as a protected class, but HUD says refusing to rent based on a criminal record is a form of racial discrimination, due to racial imbalances in the U.S justice system.….” What if a landlord refuses to rent to white criminals, is that racial discrimination? What if black landlords refuse to rent to black criminals, is that racial discrimination? You have to have a useless degree from an elite university and no common sense to say things like this. Or as my friend has so eloquently said, “One of us in this conversation is a real dumb ass.

Watch TA’s $1.4Million ‘Randomized iPad App Randomly Point Right or Left, at tammybruce.com. I can’t even explain this. You have to watch this short video to even believe this is real. This is what 1.4 million in tax payer dollars gets you. If they would have paid me $1.4 million, I would have drawn an arrow on a piece of cardboard and instructed the TSA agent to randomly flip it to the right and left.

Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere.

Here We Go Again: Obama Pushes Banks To Lower Home Loan Standards, at zerohedge.com. Lowering lending standards (along with central bank money printing) lead to the housing bubble of 2008. If at first you don’t succeed try try again.

Why The Auto Loan Bubble Matters, by Edward Niedermeyer, at thefederalist.com. Sub-prime auto loans allows people, who wouldn’t meet normal lending standards, to get car loans. Remember the 08 housing boom and bust.

More Than 40% Of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments, by Josh Mitchell, at wsj.com. Many of these student loans were made to young people who shouldn’t have gone to college in the first place. Graduates can’t find jobs that pay enough to live on let alone pay their student loan debts. The government student loan program is making debt serfs out of students. It’s a student loan bubble.

Green Energy Boondoggle.

Ethanol Is Bad For Cars, The Environment, The Poor, And America, at fee.org. This is an example of why it is hard to shrink government. Even though ethanol increases green house gas emissions and is more expensive than gasoline, Big Agriculture will not allow their government subsidies to go away. This proves government is too big when it can’t even get rid of this boondoggle.

Another Government Backed Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, at dailycaller.com. Once again tax payer dollars are wasted because politicians and bureaucrats are”investing” in our future. Read – Green Energy Proving Venture Capitalist Are Smarter Than Government Bureaucrats.

Check Mate.

Oops: Hillary Supporters’ Twitter Hashtag Backfires, at tammybruce.com. Hillary supporters were playing checkers while everyone else was playing chess.

Bill Clinton Sec’y Of Labor (Unknowingly) Gives 4-Point Endorsement Of Ted Cruz, at tammybruce.com. One mans condemnation is another mans endorsement.

Making A Stand Against Political Correctness.

Standford Students Fight Campus Iconoclasts For Western Civilization, by Joy Pullmann, at thefederalsit.com. Here is an excerpt from the article, “Most Americans, who are part of Western civilization, know nothing of its achievements, making them prey to precisely the sort of grievance-mongering now infecting not just American campuses but our politics and culture….How Can Standford and other name-brand graduates go on to lead our society if they dislike it so much they do not want to learn its history? How can they hope to correct Western civilization if they do not know what it is?” …..”One does wonder how young people who confuse tantrum-throwing with argument managed to get admitted to Stanford in the first place.”

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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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