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Must Reads For The Week 2/2/19

February 3, 2019

Shocking Admission By FBI Veteran Shows Why The FBI Shouldn’t Exist, at zerohedge.com. Is the FBI that much different from the East German Staci or the Russian KGB? They go after individuals who might possibly overturn the status quo of government insiders. The FBI abused power when it covertly went after Martin Luther King. And it is abusing its power as it overtly goes after Trump. Here is an excerpt from the article: “The FBI has too much power and far too unforgivable a history to be permitted to control the reigns of the nation with the most powerful military force in the history of civilization. Get rid of it and move in a healthy direction.”

 

The Media Botched The Covington Catholic Story, And The Damage To Their Credibility Will Be Lasting, by Caitlan Flanagan, at theatlantic.com. This article sums up this media created controversy as well as any article I have read.

Here is how Caitlan Flanagan ends her article: “How could the elite media – New York Times, lets say – have protected themselves from this event, which has served to reinforce millions of Americans’ belief that traditional journalistic outlets are purveyors of “fake news”? They might have hewed to a concept that once went by the quaint term ‘journalistic ethics.” among other things, journalistic ethics held that if you didn’t have the reporting to support a story, and if that story had the potential  to hurt its subjects, and if those subjects were private citizens, and if they were moreover minors, you didn’t run the story. You kept reporting it; you let yourself get scooped; and you accepted that speed is not the highest value. Other wise, you were the trash press.”

“At 8:30 yesterday morning, as I was typing this essay, The New York Times emailed me. The subject line was “Ethics Reminders for Freelance Journalists.” (I have occasionally published essays and reviews in the Times). It informed me, inter alia, that the Times expected all of its journalists, both freelance and staff, “to protect the integrity and credibility of Times journalism.” This meant, in part, safeguarding the Times’ “reputation for fairness and impartiality.”

“I am prompted to issue my own ethics reminders for The New York Times. Here they are: You were partly responsible for the election of Trump because you are the most influential newspaper in the country, and you are not fair or impartial. Millions of Americans believe you hate them and that you will casually harm them. Two years ago, they fought  back against you, and they won. It Trump wins again, you will once again have played a small but important role in that victory.”

Milton Friedman On ‘Fair’ Versus ‘Free’, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog, Watch the short video of Milton Friedman vs Donald Trump on trade. Here is an excerpt from the article: “When “fairness” replaces “freedom” all our liberties are in danger.”

“There is no objective standard of ‘fairness’ [or ‘fair’ trade]. ‘Fairness’ [or ‘fair’ trade] is strictly in the eye of the beholder. To a producer or seller, a ‘fair’ price is a high price. To the buyer or consumer, a ‘fair’ price is a low price. How is the conflict to be adjudicated? By competition in a free market? Or by government bureaucrats in a ‘fair’ market?

“Businessmen who sing the glories of free enterprise and then demand ‘fair’ competition [and ‘fair’ trade] are enemies, not friends, of free markets. To them, ‘fair’ competition [and ‘fair’ trade] is a euphemism for a price-fixing agreement [and trade protectionism]. For consumers, and are ‘unfair’ the competition [and trade], the better. That assures lowest prices and highest quality.

Venezuela – A Case Of socialist -Organized Theft, by Daniel Lacalle, at zerohedge.com. Here is an excerpt from the article: “The mistake that many make is to think that this wreck has been caused by a combination of incompetence and folly. and they are wrong. The Venezuelan socialist regime has carried out the largest organized robbery in history and has done so with a perfectly designed plan.”

“The plan was always to expropriate the wealth of the whole country for the benefit of a few political leaders through plundering, destruction of currency and decapitalization. of the state oil company.”

What has happened to Venezuela is not a disaster or a coincidence, it is socialism.

Still Fighting The Last War Against Socialism, by Jeff Deist, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article:  “History and theory don’t matter to socialists because they imagine society can be engineered. The old arguments and historical examples simply don’t apply: even human nature is malleable, and whenever our stubborn tendencies don’t comport with socialism’s grand plans a “social construct” is to blame.”

“These most recent spasms of support for the deadly ideology of socialism remind us that progressives aren’t kidding. They may not fully understand what socialism means, but they fully intend to bring it about. Single-payer health care, “free” education, wealth redistribution schemes, highly progressive income taxes, wealth taxes, gun bans, and radical curbs on fossil fuels are all on the immediate agenda. They will do this quickly if possible, incrementally if they have to (see, again, the 20th century). They will do it with or without popular support, using legislatures, courts and judges, supranational agencies,university indoctrination, friendly media, or whatever political, economic, or social tools it takes (including de-platforming and hate speech laws). This is not paranoia; all of this is openly discussed. And say what you will about progressivism, it does have a central if false ethos: egalitarianism.”

Jackboots In The Morning: No One Is Spared From This American Nightmare, at zerohedge.com. 66 year old Roger Stone is accused of witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and lying to Congress. All are non violent crimes. So naturally you send 29 armed FBI agents in 17 vehicles to carry out a SWAT style pre-dawn raid to arrest him. This is bureaucratic insiders (the deep state if you will) sending a message to anyone who wants to shrink the size and power of government (drain the swamp if you will). The message is, “we will destroy you”.

The Ruling Class And An Undeclared Civil War, by Steve McCann, at americanthinker.org. Excerpt from the article: “The United States has long prided itself on the belief that class distinctions were no longer a part of a unique American culture. However, the current social structure has evolved into a near impregnable three-tier categorization in which the ruling class, that sits astride the social order, has revealed, thanks to the election of Donald Trump, open and unabashed disdain for the two lower classes and the unleashing of a radicalized army of malcontents.”

“The citizens who provide the primary labor and resources for the economic engine of the country constitute the second tier. The third is comprised of those who  have been betrayed by a self-serving education system and are conditioned to be totally dependent upon a government dominated by the ruling class.”

“An all-powerful central government is vital to maintaining the elite’s power, income base and pre-eminent class status and must be protected at all cost. In order to retain their supremacy, the tactics of outright lies, innuendos, and character assassinations, as well as exploitation of national tragedies to impugn their adversaries, have been utilized by the foot soldiers in the mainstream media, the political establishment and the entertainment industry.”

“Today vast swaths of the American populace, whether they voted for Trump or not, are indiscriminately accused of being racists, misogynists, white supremacists, ignoramuses, religious zealots, xenophobes and malcontents. Intimidation and threats of violence are no longer condemned so long as it is directed at those identified as a threat to the hegemony of the elites.”

Much Has Changed For The Better Since 2016 – Not That Trump Will Get Credit, by Victor Davis Hanson, at americangreatness.com. Excerpt from the article: “The world did not fall apart after the U.S. pulled out of the flawed Iran nuclear deal. Most yawned when the U.S. left the symbolic but empty Paris climate Accord. ditto when the U.S. moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.” In retrospect, most Americans accept that such once controversial decisions were not ever all that controversial.”

“There is also a growing, thought little reported, consensus about what created the current economic renaissance: tax cuts, massive deregulation, recalibration of trade policy, tax incentives to bring back offshore capital, and dramatic rises in oil and natural gas production.”

“Trump has not changed his campaign reputation for being mercurial, crass and crude. But what has changed is the media’s own reputation in its hysterical reaction to Trump. Instead of empirical reporting, the networks and press have become unhinged.”

“When reporting of the presidency has proved 90 percent negative, and false news stories are legion, the media are no longer seen as the remedy to Trump but rather an illness themselves.”

 

ABORTION / INFANTICIDE

Virginia Abortion Bill: Controversy Around Ralph Northam Comments, by Anna North, at vox.com. Listen to Governor Northam and congressional delegate Kathy Tran comment on the videos. They are defending infanticide. Don’t believe me. Listen and watch for yourself. Virginia isn’t as far left in it’s state congressional representation as New York, because the Virginia law got voted down. But New York’s Infanticide Law passed with great fan fare because its State legislature is a progressive majority.

Later Abortion Is Back In The Spotlight With New York Law. Here’s What The Law Actually Does, by Katie Reilly, at time.com. Will this law be challenged in court as a violation of Roe v. Wade like this law in Iowa is being challenged. Iowa’s Fetal Heartbeat Law Is Back I Court Today: What’s At Stake, by Steven Gruber Miller, at desmoinesregister.com.

Why do I say the New York law should be challenged as a violation of Roe? Because part of the Roe v. Wade decision was related to the viability of the fetus. The New York law allows for abortions up to the birth (36 weeks), and Babies are viable at 24 to 28 weeks. The progressive left is showing who they really are. It was never about the viability of the baby. It was about the will of the mother trumping the viability of the baby.

For the progressive left I guess the question never was, when life begins. Because obviously the answer isn’t more important than the will of the mother to kill her baby. So now we are talking about weather infanticide is acceptable or not. Don’t accept the premise of that discussion. Because by definition, infanticide is murder?

Just A Clump Of Cells?, at theburningplatform.com. Watch this one minute video before answering that question.

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

New Law Allows Parents To Abort Non-Viable Millennials, at babylonbee.com.

‘A Border Wall Is Immoral,’ Says Political Party Advocating For Infanticide, at babylonbee.com.

In Rare Moment Of Honesty, Democrats Finally Admit They Suport Infanticide, at babylonbee.com.

Kamala Harris Polling Poorly Among Unborn Babies, at babylonbee.com.

 

 

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Must Reads For The Week 1/26/19

January 28, 2019

The Government Shutdown And The Fallacy Of The “Public Sector“, at econmicpolicyjournal.com. It is time to privatize a majority of what the government does. Starting with the TSA, air traffic control, the postal service.

Demographic Catastrophe: China’s Birth Rate Falls To Historic Low, at zerohedge.com. Excerpt from the article: “...without a dramatic rebound in China’s birth rate, massive over capacity (thanks to over a decade of government mandated malinvestment) versus a eve swifter declining base of consumption does not add up to a burgeoning middle class or a happy ending.”

Markets In Everything: Light Bulb Repair In Venezuela, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. You’re economy is in the toilet when there is a market to repair light bulbs.

Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: The FBI’s Diabolical Plan To Create A Nation Of Suspects, at zerohedge.com. It is not good that Trump signed “The Rapid DNA Act”.

At Shot Show, Mike Rowe, Shares Lessons Learned From Gun Owners, by Sean Davis At thefederalist.com. Excerpt from the article: “Rowe….extolled the virtues of working and building with your hands, instead off pushing paper or spending all day in front of a screen. “This country has a skills gap. We have seven million jobs available that can’t be filled because people in this country no longer have the skills to do them. We have lent over $1.5 trillion to kids who can’t pay it back so they can spend four years trying to get jobs that don’t exists.

The Vatican Surrenders To China, at zerohedge.com. Pope Francis has granted the Chinese Communist Party considerable authority to appoint Catholic bishops after decades of denying them this power. This can’t end well for Catholics in China.

School Board Keeps Policy Pushing Male Coach To Watch Undressing Girl, by Joy Pullmann, at thefederalist.com. Teachers are to be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. This is complete insanity. Why would any teacher put themselves in this situation.

Law Makes It Easier For New Yorkers To Get Third-Trimester Abortions, by Liz Wolfe, at thefederalist.com. Governor Cuomo said, “One World Trade Center’s 408 foot spire, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany will be lit in pink tonight to celebrate passage of Reproductive Health Act.” Is this something to celebrate?

FAKE NEWS

More Fake News Exposed As Media Lies About Catholic Kids, Native American Debacle, at zerohedge.com. If you watch the full video, instead of watching the edited part the media showed ad nauseam, you will have a different opinion of this contrived incident that was the top story in the news last week. If you are not interested in what really happened, because the edited video supports your vision of the world, you are part of the problem.

We should never believe the main stream media’s account of any story. When a story is reported, start with the understanding that something important may or may not have happened. And this something is being covered by people who see everything through the biased lens of their political world view. These people will leave out any information that doesn’t support their world view. If you want to know what really happened you will have to spend time looking at information that is outside of the main stream media. Analyse the information and then form your opinion. It takes time, but it is better than being propagandized by the main stream media.

The MAGA hat is what this is really all about. The Democrats and the MSM have pushed the idea that Trump and anyone who voted for him is a racist. They are attempting to have the MAGA hat take the place of the white hood as the symbol of racism. There isn’t evidence to support this claim that Trump is a racist. He only became a racist after he started running for President as a Republican. The Dems and the MSM understand that if you state a lie over and over it will become truth in many people’s minds. I have been paying attention to politics the late 70’s. This is nothing new. Reagan was portrayed as a racist. Anyone who is for smaller government is smeared as a racist. Calling your opponent racists stops all debate about any subject. Because when you are evil, anything you support no matter how logical, is evil. Read this article, Famous Liberals Who Urged Doxing, Assault, & Murder of Covington Catholic Kids Are Called Out, at zerohedge.com. The Catholic diocese tossed these kids under the bus in 24 hours. It took decades for Catholic leadership to out their pedophile priests.

The American Indian who waded into the crowd of Covington Catholic students while banging his drum was a professional protester. Don’t trust me. If you choose to know the truth read, The Truth About That Naive American by Tom Woods, or this article, Native American “Harassed” by MAGA Kids Exposed As Outrage-Cultural Grifter, at zerohedge.com.

We are all being played for fools by big government central planners in the Democrat and Republican party, and the main stream media. We are being separated into disparate groups and made to hate each other. Until more individuals understand this, we will continue down this chaotic political road we are now traveling.

Our enemy is not individuals outside of government. Our enemies are individuals in government. These individuals in government have power to force you to do things you don’t want to do. Obamacare was an example of individuals in government forcing individuals outside of government to purchase a good or service. Every dollar individuals in government take from you and distribute to others is theft of your decision to do what you want to do with your property (what you produced).

Our country was founded to protect each individual from individual politicians and bureaucrats who are in positions to wield the concentrated force of government. We have to quit buying into the propaganda of identity politics, or they win.

The Ruling Elites Love How Easily We’re Distracted and Turned Against Each Other. by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. Make time to read this article. Excerpt from the article: “Huxley spoke of Loving our servitude: if we let the ruling elites distract and divide us, then we will in effect to choosing to love our servitude.”

“No wonder the ruling elites love how easily we’re distracted and divided against ourselves: It’s so easy to dominate a distracted, divided, blinded-by-propaganda and negative emotions populace.”

Mueller’s Office Confirms Buzzfeed’s Trump-Cohen Story Is Fake News, at zerohedge.com. More biased reporting by MSM. The MSM trick is to report about a report by another media outlet. When they report that Buzzfeed says “……..”, it serves as their version of a “weasel clause” in a contract. This is how they get out of their obligation of being “journalist”. Fewer and fewer people believe what the MSM reports.

“Everyone Knew” WSJ Exposes Bruce Ohr’s Shocking Admission To The FBI, at zerohedge.com. The MSM didn’t report what “Everyone Knew” about the Steele Dossier. I’m shocked!

BuzzFeed CEO Spoofed Prominent Gun Rights Activist To Spread Disinformation, at zerohedge.com. No comment needed.

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It, at wired.com. When ‘Wired’ publishes an article about this, you should pay attention to the surveillance State. Excerpt from the article: “Big Brother is an emerging reality in China. Yet in the West, at least, the threat of government surveillance systems being integrated with the existing corporate surveillance capacities of big-data companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon into one gigantic all-seeing eye appears to trouble very few people – even as countries like Venezuela have been quick to cop the Chinese model…..Still, It can’t happen here, right?”

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

Report: More Unborn Babies In New York Identifying As Convicted Criminals So They Can’t Legally Be Executed, at babylonbee.com.

Statement By Pinocchio Rated Four Ocasio-Cortezes, at babylonbee.com.

Progressives Announce Plan To Resume Lecturing You On Morality After They’re Finished Applauding Murder Of The Unborn, at babylonbee.com.

 

CARTOONS

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

 

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

Political Cartoons by AL Goodwyn

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

 

Must Reads For The Week 1/12/19

January 14, 2019

Starbucks Plans To Install Needle-Disposal Boxes In Certain Locations, by Dalvin Brown, at usatoday.com. The old bathroom policy at Starbucks stated that unless you were a paying customer you were not allowed to use their bathrooms. But that policy changed after national outrage was sparked when two African American males were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after being told they couldn’t use the bathrooms because they were not paying customers. Because of the outrage, Starbucks changed the policy by allowing anyone entering a store to use their bathrooms. Because of the new policy, their bathrooms are now being used by drug users which leaves blood and syringes in their bathrooms. So instead of getting rid of the new policy that caused the unhealthy situation in the first place, Starbucks is going to train their employees to safely clean up these hazardous conditions. Starbucks is essentially going to try to cure the symptom of the problem they originally created by their new bathroom policy.

Grandfather Of Oklahoma Teen Killed By Homeowner In Burgalary Says AR-15 Made For ‘Unfair’ Fight, by Chris Enloe, at theblaze.com. Here is a quote from the Grandfather: “What these three boys did was stupid. They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die. Brass knuckles against an AR-15? C’mon. Who was afraid for their life?

So, should the homeowner have put down his firearm, put on a pair of brass knuckles and fought the three young men? Just to make it fair!

Mother Of Armed Robber Shot Dead By Man Defending His Children: ‘Why Did He Shoot Him Five Times?, by David Urbanski, at theblaze.com. The father pulled his gun and shot only after the perp pointed his gun at the father’s two kids. The father eliminated the threat without shooting anyone else. Pretty impressive.

Indiana Police Officer Gets Shot By Fellow Officer Who Was Shooting At An Aggressive Dog, by Trevor Peters, at wthitv.com. Is this a pattern? I posted this article (Read and Watch Here) a month ago about an officer killing a women as he attempted to shoot an aggressive dog. These are examples of ‘trained’ officers firing shots without knowing where the bullets will end up. Should the training related to aggressive dogs be changed? I’ve had aggressive dogs attack me when I used to go jogging. When they did, I would face the attacking dog and kick them in the mouth as hard as I could. That always worked.

‘Hate Speech’ Convictions Soar Tenfold As Sweden Cracks Down On Migration Critics, at zerohedge.com. If we don’t protect free speech rights in America, this will happen here. What happened to the adage “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?” Political correctness and identity politics happened.

Court Says Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Can Sue Colorado Civil Rights Commission For Its Hostility Toward Religion, by Leon Wolf, at theblaze.com. Jack Phillips won his case in the supreme court but the Colorado civil rights commission won’t leave him alone. “You will comply with the politically correct way of thinking or the full force of government will be brought down on you.

 

BIAS EXISTS IN ALL MEDIA.

Human beings are far from perfect. Varying degrees of bias exists in all human endeavors. Since politics is polarizing, politics by nature is biased. No matter how much you hate politics, no one is apolitical. I don’t buy into the big government Republican / Democrat political paradigm that exists today. I don’t like big government and it’s politics that exists today. There are probably no democrat politicians I agree with and a handful of republican politicians I agree with. But that doesn’t mean I am unbiased. I am biased toward shrinking the size and scope of government and increasing individual freedom. Is that a political position? I don’t know but at least I admit that I’m biased. The media won’t even admit they are biased. No matter how obvious the bias is.

 

Seattle TV Station Caught Doctoring Trump’s Face During National Address, at zerohedge.com. How did the editors not catch this? Bias?

Strange Times – Don Lemon, at economicnoise.com. Don Lemon’s comment, “We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, ad we have to start doing something about them.” gets a response from a former Navy Seal Ephraim Mattos: “…do not let Don Lemon’s ignorant words drive you into viewing yourself only by your race and religion. Identity politics does not lead to freedom. It only leads to hatred and division and an “us vs. them” mentality.”

Media’s Angry Response To Trump’s Oval Office Speech Comes Up Short, by Mollie Hemingway, at thefederalist.com. The media responded to the straw men they created.

A Neocon-Backed Narrative Control Firm Works To Destroy Alternative Media, at zerohedge.com. Fact checking sites need to be fact checked.

Co-Founder Of LinkedIn Acknowledges Funding Russian-Style Disinformation Effort During The Alabama Special Election, by Aaron Mak, at slate.com. No comment necessary.

If We Can No Longer Tell The Truth, We’ve Failed, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. Everything is so politicized that we can’t even agree on what is true.

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

With Government Shut Down, Citizens Forced To Interfere In Their Own Lives, at babylonbee.com.

Mobs Of Women Protest Nation’s Logging Companies For Equal Work, at babylonbee.com.

Church Greeters Stationed At Southern Border To Deter Immigrants, at babylonbee.com.

Colorado Civil Rights Commission Updates Mission Statement To Simply Read ‘Destroy Jack Phillips‘ at babylonbee.com.

 

CARTOONS

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Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

Must Reads For The Week 1/5/19

January 6, 2019

First On Nancy Pelosi’s Agenda: Attacking Free Expression, by David Harsanyi, at thefederalist.com. Pelosi wants to pass campaign finance legislation that: “Empowers the state to allocate money to preferred donors and dissuade non preferred donors. But Government financed campaigns have been something of a hobbyhorse in progressive circles. Setting aside the many Constitutional concerns, the recent abuses by the IRS when tasked with regulating political speech demonstrates just how easy it is for bureaucrats to manipulate rules meant to govern speech. These are rules that shouldn’t exist, period.”

California Women’s March Cancelled For Being “Overwhelmingly White“, at zerohedge.com. For what cause are these women marching? Do white women, black women and latina women march for different causes? Why are Asian women not mentioned in the article? Are we leaving out transgendered and lesbian women. You need a score card to figure out on which rungs of the diversity ladder these different women’s groups should be placed.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers“, at zerohedge.com. Scientist Chuck Todd said: “The science is settled, even if political opinion is not.” I think he has that backward. The politically correct opinion on climate change is settled, even though the science is not.

After Introducing Mass Migration To Europe, Germany Now Bribing Foreigners To Leave, at zerohedge.com. If you want to see where mass migration leads, look at Europe.

D.C. Statehood Gets A Boost From House Leadership, by Jenna Portnoy, at washingtonpost.com. Of course the D.C. swamp wants two more Senate seats that are assured to be filled by individuals who will be protectors of big government central planning.

Antifa Exposed: “Angry White People With Money”, at zerohedge.com. Kevin D. Williamson tells us about his on-the-ground report of the Portland antifa movement.

Congressswomen Flees From Reporters Asking About “Impeach The Motherfu#*er” Comment, at zerohedge.com. Don’t you think most of our politicians use salty language like this? Of course they do. But occasionally they slip up and get recorded using curse words. The only thing I want is for the press to either report all of the situations like this or none of them regardless of the politicians party. Treat both parties equally. Of course that will never happen.

When Democratic Compromise Fails: Kosher Slaughter Outlawed In Belgium, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article:  “Throughout most of the West, of course, we’re all taught from an early age that “democracy” will allow everything to work itself out. The parties in conflict will enter into “dialogue,” will arrive at a “compromise” and then everyone will be happy and at peace in the end.”

“But, that’s not how it works in real life. While there are some areas for compromise that can be found around the edges of issues such as moral values and ethnic identity, the fact is that in the end, kosher meats are either legal or they’re not. Circumcision is either legal or it’s not. Abortion is either legal or it’s not. Muslim head coverings are either legal or they’re not.”

“After all, if one group of people believes that a 3-month-old fetus is a parasite that has trespassed against the mother, those people are going to find little room for compromise with a group of people who think the same fetus is a person deserving legal protection.”

The Cure For Poverty, by Henry Hazlitt, at mises.org. So what is the cure? Free Market Capitalism! Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Capitalism in the advanced countries has already , it bears repeating, conquered mass poverty, as that was know throughout human history and almost everywhere, until a change began to be noticeable sometime about the middle of the eighteenth century. Capitalism will continue to eliminate mass poverty in ore and more places and to an increasingly market extent if it is merely permitted to do so.”

“The Paradox of Relief states: “The richer the community, the less the need for relief, but the more it is able to provide; the poorer the community, the greater the need for relief, but the less it is able to provide.”

“And this in turn is merely another way of pointing out that relief, or redistribution of income, voluntary or coerced, is never the true solution of poverty, but at best a makeshift, which may mask the disease and mitigate the pain, but provides no basic cure. Moreover, government relief tends to prolong and intensify the very disease it seeks to cure.

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

Democrats Vow To Somehow Surpass Republicans In Messing Everything Up, at babylonbee.com. Excerpt from the article: “In a speech Thursday, returning Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi committed to her constituents and the nation at large that she’d lead Congress in accelerating the nation toward its inevitable doom even faster than the Republicans have.”

Opinion: Trump Is Doing The Right Thing, But He’s doing It As Trump, Which Means It’s Still Bad, at babylonbee.com.

More Bison Looking For Work As Yellowstone Park Closed For Government Shutdown, at babylonbee.com.

Must Reads For The Week 12/22/18

December 23, 2018

Holiday Shopping? Consider The Most Economically efficient Gift Of All: Cash, And Avoid The Dead Weight Loss Of Christmas, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. How many gifts do you get that you never use? Do you have any gift cards that have a remaining balance that you will never use? You always use cash.

Price Controls Are The Wrong Prescription For High Drug Prices, by Dan Mitchell, at freedomandprosperity.org. You can’t solve economic problems through the political process. Price controls never work economically. Though they may work politically.

Venezuela Didn’t Need High Oil Prices To Prosper Before Chavezism, by Jose Nino, at Mises.org. Government intervention into the market is the reason for Venezuela’s economic problems. It is not falling oil prices.

A Year After Net Neutrality’s Demise, The Internet Is Faster, by Philip Wegmann, at washingtonexaminer.com. Freeing markets from intervention by government decision makers is what makes goods and services work better.

After A 2 Years Of Legal Battle, School Lets Student Pass Out US Constitutions, by Celine Ryan, at campusreform.org. A win for free speech.

Pope: The Western World Has “Moral Responsibility” To Let In More Migrants, at theburningplatform.com. Why does the Vatican have walls around it? Why doesn’t the Pope put his money where his mouth is by opening up the Vatican for migrants? Didn’t Jesus say: “Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” This Pope has decided being a world politician is his role, instead of remaining faithful to his role as a shepherd of the people. His statements and his actions prove this.

Did #MeToo Cause The Death Of Company Holiday Parties? at zerohedge.com. The unintended consequences of political correctness. Or are they intended consequences?

Brand New Tesla Model S Spontaneously Combusts Twice, at zerohedge.com. Tesla is a politically correct battery powered car (even though the battery is charged by coal fired power plants). If Ford produced a gas powered car with the track record of the Tesla Model S,  the production of this car would be stopped by our Government. An investigation and probable lawsuit would be started.

Equal Pay Day’ This Year Was April 10th – The Next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ Will Be On May 3, 2029, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Since men and women are different, women don’t seek employment in the most dangerous occupations. Men represented 92.5% of all work place deaths in 2017 compared to 7.5% for women. Is that fair? Yes because men and women are different.

WATCH: Cop Tries To Kill Innocent Unconscious Tee, Slamming His Face Into Curb – Jury Awards $6 Million, at theburningplatform.com. I put this video on my site a few years ago. The incident happened in 2014. It is awful. In 2016 the cop was sentenced to 4 years in jail. Last week the victim was awarded $6 million. The wheels of justice grind slowly.

This Is The Video Police Didn’t Want You To See, Showing Cop Shoot At Dog, Kill Innocent Mom Instead, at theburningplatform.com. This is a sad situation for everyone involved. Watch the whole video. I feel for the family and the cop. The only thing I can say is the cops training in the use of deadly force against a dog is flawed. But also you have to account for every shot you take. Concealed carry holders understand this.

The FBI Manufactured ‘302s’ Before Mueller, by Jack Cashill, at americanthinker.com. This is an interesting article about trusting the FBI.

GUN CONTROL

Words Of Warning From Venezuela: Don’t Give Up Your Guns, at zerohedge.com. Our founding fathers gave us the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms in order to protect ourselves from the very government they created with the Constitution. All governments have the power to potentially become tyrannical.

Walgreens Employee With Concealed Carry Permit Fatally Shoots Armed Assailant Who Jumped The Counter, at zerohedge.com. Good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun.

Trumps New ‘Bump Stock’ Ban Is A Legal Abomination, by Sean Davis, at thefederalist.com. This ban is unconstitutional.

Media Hype Questionable Gun Control Study, at John Stossel TV

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

‘Beware Of Trump: Keep Out’ Signs Placed Along Border, at babylonbee.com.

Libertarian Writes Letter To Santa Asking For Government Shutdown This Year, at babylonbee.com.

Trump Criticized For Breaking With Longstanding American Tradition Of Remaining In Middle Eastern Countries Indefinitely, at babylonbee.com.

Tragic: Evey Single Bump Stock In Nation Suddenly Lost In Boating Accident, at babylonbee.com.

 

BACK IN THE GOOD OL’ DAYS,  at theferalirishman.blogspot.com.

HT theburningplatform.com.

Must Reads For The Week 12/15/18

December 17, 2018

Egypt Restricts The Sale Of Yellow Vests Suspecting That Egyptians Might Copy The French, at egyptianstreets.com.  This could be a satirical headline. But it’s true. These geniuses can’t possibly believe that the vests are causing the protests, can they? Just remember these are the same people who think guns cause murder.

Shocking Data Show 40% Of American College Students Never Graduate, at zerohedge.com. 80% of those who don’t finish college have student loan debt. Why do we push college on individuals who have no business going in the first place. College is a racket. All it does is create debt serfs.

Elon Musk’s Taxpayer-Funded Gravy Train, by Allan C. Brownfeld, at mises.org. Elon Musk is a multi million dollar welfare recipient. His businesses wouldn’t survive unless they were subsidized by taxpayer dollars.

House Passes $867 Billion Farm Bill Which Rejects Curbs On Food Stamps, at zerohedge.com. I’m surprised Elon Musk hasn’t figured out a way to get his hands on some of this money. The Government is confiscating the production of some people and redistributing it to others people who haven’t earned it. What is sad is that the supposed party of small government (Republicans) voted for this big government bill.

McKenzie Adams, Alabama 9-Year-Old Who Hung Herself, Faced Racist Bullying, Her Family Says, by Issac Stanley-Becker, at washingtonpost.com. This story is an example of the main stream media shaping the news by what they don’t report. I read the first page of articles of this stories google search. Not one article mentioned that the bullies were black kids. If you read the headlines you would think white kids bullied her. Ask yourself this, if it was white kids doing the bullying, would it have been front page news.

How Government Bureaucrats And The New York Times Are Misleading The Public About Climate Change, by Robert P. Murphy, at mises.org. The government and the media are teaming up to feed us propaganda about global warming.

We Need Unilateral Free Trade With Post-Brexit Britain, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. The EU and pro EU bureaucrats in Great Britain are trying to over turn the vote of the British people who decided to get out of the EU. Bureaucrats say they can’t come up with a Brexit deal they can agree on. Why do you need a new “deal” to get out of the old deal. How about you just state that the EU rules no longer apply. That’s one sentence. These bureaucrats are fighting the Brexit straw man they created in order to run out the clock and force another Brexit vote in the hope it turns out different this time.

“Peak TV”: Streaming Originals Overtake Basic Cable, at zerohedge.com. This is an example of the creative destruction of the market. Streaming came into the market and has provided a lower price product that individuals like.

What Is Economic Growth? (And What Is It Not?), by Per Bylund, at mises.org. Increasing productivity is economic growth. In other words producing more output with less imput. Here is an except from the article: “….increased productivity really increases the purchasing power of all money, including (and most importantly) low wages, thus making it much more ‘affordable’ to satisfy one’s needs and wants. But note that the distribution of such prosperity cannot be equal or instantaneous: any new innovation, new good, new service, etc will be created somewhere, by someone– it cannot be created for seven billion plus people instantaneously. So anything new, including new jobs and new productive abilities, has to spread–as ripples–across the economy.

The Myth Of The Neutral Interest Rate, by Frank Shostak, at mises.org. It is impossible for Federal Reserve policy makers to know what the neutral interest rate should be at any particular time. Excerpt from the article: “Now, even if the Fed were to know the level of the neutral rate it could not achieve economic stability. The reason being that the Fed would have to pursue active monetary policies to maintain the neutral rate target”

“This act however, will lead to boom-bust cycles and economic instability. Hence, there cannot be such thing as the neutral interest rate policy, which will result in economic and price stability.”

“Rather than targeting the money market interest rate towards the unknown neutral rate by means of monetary tampering, which leads to more instability, a better alternative is to leave the economy alone, In a free market economy without a central bane, no one would be conducting any kind of monetary policies.”

“In the absence of central bank monetary policies, which enrich some individuals at the expense of other individuals, interest rates that emerge will be truly neutral.”

“In a free market, no one then would be required to establish whether the interest rate is above or below some kind of imaginary equilibrium.”

 

THE BREAK DOWN OF THE RULE OF LAW

DEEP STATE INSIDERS ABUSES OF POWER

Google CEO Exposes Shocking “Full Extent” Of Russian Meddling In 2016, at zerohedge.com. There is very little Russian meddling compared to how much is portrayed by the main stream media.

Despite Comey’s Struggle With Amnesia, Ex-FBI Director Confirms Dossier Totally Unverified, at zerohedge.com. “I Don’t Recall.” This is the phrase that will get you out of a perjury trap. I learned this from the Clintons back in the day. Comey and all insiders know the importance of this phrase. They use it all the time when being questioned. But let me give you better advice. Don’t talk to law enforcement. Assert your fifth amendment rights.

Judge Overseeing Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Just Dropped A Bombshell, by Margot Cleveland, at thefederalist.com. They set a perjury trap for Flynn. He pleaded guilty to a crime he didn’t commit because he didn’t have the resources to fight an all-powerful government.

Former FBI SSA Exposes McCabe & Mueller’s “Unethical, Target & Destroy Coercion” Tactics, Defends Flynn, at zerohedge.com. If you are ever questioned by law enforcement always remember this little fact before you decide to talk or not talk. They can lie to you, but if you lie to them you can be charged with perjury.

DOJ Destroyed Missing Strzok/Page Texts Before IG Reviewed Them, by Bre Payton, at thefederalist.org.  –  Also –  Mueller Destroyed Messages From Peter Strzok’s iPhone, OIG Recovers 19.000 New “FBI Lovebird” Tests, at zerohedge.com. Hillary did this and got away with it. She destroyed Emails after they were subpoenaed. You or I could never get away with this. Only Insiders can get away with this.

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

Clintons Outnumber Crowd At Latest Speaking Engagement, at babylonbee.com.

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Border Wall Must Be ‘Short’ Enough That A Pregnant Woman Carrying A Child In Each Arm Could Be Expected To Scale It Without Difficulty’, at babylonbee.com.

Steph Curry Questions Whetherr Michael Jordan Actually Went To Space To Help Bugs Bunny Win A Basketball Game, at babylonbee.com.

Hollywood Working ON Official List Of Comedians It’s OK To Laugh At, at babylonbee.com.

Heisman Winner Proves If You Work Hard And Believe In Yourself, You Can Gave Journalists Try To Ruin Your Life By Combing Through Your Old Tweets, at babylonbee.com.

CNN Opens Up 24-Hour Anonymous Tip Line For Anyone With Synonyms For ‘Meller Closing In’, at theonion.com.

 

CARTOONS

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Political Cartoons by AL Goodwyn

Must Reads For The Week 12/1/18

December 2, 2018

IMMIGRATION

NBC News Reporter Admits Migrant Caravan Predominantly Men, at zerohedge.com. The main stream media has tried to make us believe that these ‘asylum’ seekers were women and children. This reporter let the cat out of the bag. This is what happened with immigration in Europe. Now they are paying the price. We should learn from their mistakes.

On Immigration, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry Discover Their Inner Trump, by Larry Elder, at realclearpolitics.com. Politicians know what audience they are speaking to. Clinton was interviewed by the Guardian. And Kerry was speaking in London. Immigration is a bigger political issue over their than over here.

GOVERNMENT ABUSES OF POWER

‘Minority Report’ Comes To Life: UK Police Will Use AI To Prevent Crime, at zerohedge.com. This can’t happen in the US? We have constitutional rights against Government doing things like this. It is already happening (read here).

Hundreds Of Google Employees Call On Google To Not Be ‘Complicit In Oppression’ In China, by Soo Youn, at abcnews.go.com. Amnesty International and Google employees are standing up against helping Big Brother. Project Dragonfly is designed by Google as a surveillance program to help the Government of China monitor their citizens. It will help China not only censor individuals, it will help ferret out individuals who are ‘enemies’ of the state and assign them to be ‘reeducated’.

How Social Media Is Becoming An Arm Of The State, by Jose Nino, at mises.org. This article asks a great question: “How separate from the State are these social media giants in the first place?” If social media companies bow to government threats of regulation unless they do what government wants, from a censorship standpoint, are they really free market entities?

FBI Raids Home Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation  and Uranium One, by Richard Pollock, at dailycaller.com. If you go against government insiders, the full weight of Government will be brought down upon you. They want you to think that resistance is futile.

The Guardian Faceplants As Manafort’s Passports Stamps Don’t Match “Fabricate” Assange Story, at zerohedge.com. The main stream media is part of the Government insiders club. The MSM job is similar to how ‘cleaners’ are used by the Mafia to get rid of dead bodies and clean a crime scene of all evidence. The MSM covers up for big government abuses of power not only by false reporting, but by not reporting on facts that don’t fit the big government narrative.

OTHER STUFF

Supreme Court Limits Habitats Protected Under The Endangered Species Act, by David Savage, at latimes.com. This US Fish and Wild Life Service’s decision on wildlife habitat, was so bad that it was overturned by SCOTUS in an 8-0 decision. This decision reigned in the power of unelected bureaucrats in Government regulatory agencies. Why are their not more 8-0 Supreme Court decisions?

GM & GE Were Both Victimized By The Same Ponzi Scheme, at zerohedge.com. Excerpt from the article: “...GE and Gm have blown more than 53 billion dollars on stock buybacks, and now both companies are in huge trouble. The executives who gutted the finances of both firms by engaging in these sorts of Ponzi tactics should be fired and never be hired by anyone else….”

“For years, big corporations have been borrowing massive amounts of money to fund reckless stock buybacks, and that has helped to fuel an amazing bull market run. But now the game is imploding, and the unraveling of this massive Ponzi scheme is not going to be pretty.

Do you think taxpayers will get stuck paying off this debt in some sort of “Government” bailout?

Christine Blasey Ford Thanks America For $650,000 Payday, Hopes Life “Will Return To Normal”, at zerohedge.com. Are GoFundMe pages a clandestine way to pay off individuals for services rendered for the resistance? She has to pay taxes on this money doesn’t she? Maybe not, since the IRS is also a part of the deep state bureaucracy.

Sun-Dimming Aerosols Could Curb Global Warming, by Matthew Robinson, at cnn.com. At first I thought this article should go into Satirical Headlines below but this is true. Scientists want to reduce global warming by using a technique called stratospheric aerosol injection to spray sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere in order to dim the sun.

Wait! I’m confused! I thought greenhouse gasses, like sulfate, caused global warming? Now scientists think the sun causes global warming and needs to be dimmed by the very greenhouse gasses they said cause global warming? As a kid ,with no science degree, I figured out that the sun is what warmed the earth.

Question please? How do ‘scientists’ know what the temperature of the Earth is supposed to be at any given place or at any given time?

Why Do Leftists Settle For Only $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage? at zerohedge.com. Why not a minimum wage higher than $15? If $15 is good $100 would be better wouldn’t it? Here is an excerpt from the article: “I think most everyone, including even liberals, can understand why a $100-an-hour minimum wage would be bad for people…..Because the labor of many, if not most, workers is not valued by employers at $100 and hour…..this would cause business to lose money and force them out of business.”

“If employers value someone’s labor at $90, $80, $50, $15, or $5 an hour, that worker isn’t going to get hired under a system that has a $100-per-hour minimum wage.”

“I think most progressives would get that. For some reason, however, their reasoning ability abandons them and turns to mush when they think of a minimum wage that is set at a much lower rate, say $15. They are unable to see that the same principle applies. Every worker whose labor is valued at less than $15 an hour is not going to get hired.

Michigan College Is “Arming” Students Against Mass Shooters….With Hockey Pucks, at zerohedge.com. At least they are finally admitting that students need to be armed with a weapon to fight back against in an active shooter situation. But, have these people ever heard the saying, “You never bring a hockey puck to a gun fight.”

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

Obama Boasts That Obamacare Has Reduced Health Care Costs By Lowering Life Expectancy: ‘Thank Me For That” at babylonbee.com.

Pathetic conservative Hasn’t Even Been Banned From Twitter Yet, at babylonbee.com.

Obama Blasts Trump’s Use Of Tear Gas On Foreigners: ‘Frankly, I Would Have Used A Drone Strike‘, at babylonbee.com.

Global Warming Pinned ON Kid Who Keeps Leaving The Fromt Door Wide Open While The Heater Is On, at babylonbee.com.

 

CARTOONS

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