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Must Reads For The Week 9/19/15

September 19, 2015

Video Shows NYPD Officer’s Assault On Tennis Star James Blake, informationlibertarian.com. The cop didn’t even identify himself in any way before he slammed Blake to the ground and cuffed him. James Blake’s comments about the incident should be listened to both sides in the cop – citizen relationship.  I tip my hat to James Blake for such sober and rational comments.

DEA Blasted For No-Warrant Searches Of Patient Records, Court Battle Heats Up, at foxnews.com. Our founders fought a revolution so that government couldn’t do this to individuals. This is why the fourth and fifth amendments were placed in the bill of rights.

Wyoming Farmer In EPA’s Crosshairs, by Bonner Cohan, at cfact.org. The EPA is violating its own rules to make an example out of this farmer. How dare him defying the edicts of the EPA. I love that this guy has said screw you I’m taking a stand.

Sarasota Opts To Deregulate Uber -And Taxis, by Emily La Coz, at hearldtribune.com. Sarasota’s city commissioners voted to not regulate Uber and to get rid of regulations on taxis. This is what government at all levels should do. Quit intervening into voluntary exchange.

Pumping Up Government: Washington D.C. May Regulate Personal Trainers, at watchdog.org. The government is in the business of try to make us healthier. Now they want to protect us from people who are in the business of making us healthier.

Asheville Declares War On Airbnb, by Micheal Lowery, at carolinajournal.com. The city of Asheville is going to crack down on homeowners who list their home on the sharing app Airbnb. Why can’t they be like Sarasota and deregulate hotels motels and Aribnb?

Why Would Anybody Buy Recycled Paper?, by John Lott, at johnrlottblogspot.com. 1) More resources are used to recycle paper than to produce new paper. 2) The price of recycled paper is higher than  the price of virgin paper.

How The Justice Department Is Actively Preventing Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform, at zerohedge.com. The State of California is going to pass a Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill. The DOJ is helping the California District Attorneys’ Association fight the bill.

White House Invites Transvestites, Pro-Abortion Nun, Gay Bishop, To Greet Pope, at targetliberty.com. Now that the President has persuaded the Pope to agree with him on wealth redistribution, and climate change. I guess he is going to try to convince the Pope to change his stance on abortion and gay marriage. He has a gift for persuasion you know.

DEO Regulations Mandate Dishwashers That Don’t Wash Well, at instituteforenergyresearch.org. Why would the Department of Energy do this? Because it can!

Without Government, Who Would Force A Men’s Barber Shop To Cut Women’s Hair?, at mises.org. What about property rights? If I own my property who has the right to tell me what I must do with it?

Must Reads For The Week 9/5/15

September 5, 2015

The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

The University Of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion want students to use gender-neutral pronouns. I”m going to put some excerpts from the University of Tennessee’s web site, otherwise you will think I’m making this up. “A few of the common singular gender-neutral pronouns are they, them, their (used as singular), ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, or xyr” (My spell check has no idea what to do with these). “These may sound a little funny at first, but only because they are new. The he and she pronouns would sound strange too if we had been taught ze when growing up.” Thats the whole point, we weren’t taught ze, hir, ze, or xem when we were growing up. But wait there’s more. “To learn more about gender identity, gender-neutral pronouns and transgendered topics, consider signing up for a Safe Zone workshop at safezone.utk.edu.” I bet safezone.utk.edu crashed with all of the people rushing to sign up.

I original linked to the University of Tennessee’s web site (here). It was taken down and replaced by this, Clarification On Gender-Neutral Pronouns Article (here).

HT carpediemblog,  and for the video below.

Colin Quinn Nails PC Culture, at thecollegefix.com.

This is funny because it is so absurdly true. When I went to the bank today a female teller and a black teller said ‘can I help you’ at the same time. This is what went through my mind, “I’m going to be a sexist or a racist after this choice”. How have we let political correctness get this far?

Exposed The New American Way Of Life, at zerohedge.com. Government goodies create an incentive to not get married. And maybe even to get divorced.

 

Via On Demand Transit, ridewithvia.com. When Uber starts to get competition from other ride sharing businesses, consumers benefit and the taxi cartel looses.

Obama Administration Pays $400,000 For Harassing ICE Attorney Trying To Enforce Immigration Law, at newsworks.org. Patricia Vroom a top attorney for ICE was bullied and harassed by officials in Washington because she raised concerns about the Obama administration’s prosecutorial discretion related to immigration law. Prosecutorial discretion means not enforcing the law. She sued and the administration paid her ($400 thousand of our tax dollars)  to end the law suit.

Orwellian Justice Upholds NSA Spying On Americans, at globalresearch.ca. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a warrant is not needed for the NSA to spy on people. Have the judges on the D.C Circuit Court read the Fourth and Fifth amendments to the constitution?

The Feds Need A Warrant To Spy With Stingrays From Now On, at wired.com. Why did the Justice Department put hand cuffs on its power? There must be a reason I can’t see because government never gives up power.

The N.S.P.H.H.B.O.P., The Market, and the “Beepocalypse“, at mises.org. The market works better than government when it comes to everything. In the case of declining bee colonies, market prices worked their magic and now the number of bee colonies is increasing. This year the executive branch launched it’s “National Strategy to Promote the health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators”. No doubt they will try to take credit for this increase. Just like the Obama administration tried to take credit for the growth in domestic oil production (fracking). When in fact they tried, and are still trying (click here), to hinder domestic production.

Solar Industry Admits Green Energy Only Exists Thanks To Government Subsidies, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The only way wind, solar, and geothermal can compete with carbon based fuels is because of government subsidies (your tax dollars). Of course getting a subsidy means you can’t compete. It would be like me saying I can compete with Usain Bolt in the 100 meter dash if I started 30 40 meters ahead of him. Quote, Robert Bradley Jr. – “When Government tries to pick winners and losers, it typically picks losers. Why? Because the Free market consumers pick winners to leave the losers for Government.”

Clinton Says ‘Sorry’ For Email Confusion, Says She Wasn’t Thinking, at yahoo.com. In her own words: “At the end of the day I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions but there are answer to all these questions”……”I certainly wish that I had made a different choice and I know why the American people have questions about it…..I take responsibility”……”I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world. I didn’t really stop and think what kind of email system will there be,”……”It was allowed and it was fully above board. The people in the government knew that I was using a personal account…”

I’m not going to translate this non apology apology. We are all well versed in translating Clinton speak.

 

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