GOVEROTRAGEOUS: “Amateur” student athletes

Sunday, November 9, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/11/walter-e-williams/forget-the-scholar-athlete/

Scholar-Athlete Charade
By Walter E. Williams
November 4, 2014

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Let’s look at the motivation for this gross academic fraud. If you said follow the money, go to the head of the class. UNC’s basketball team generates $20 million in profits for the university. Football generates $22 million. Basketball and football coaches are paid salaries in excess of $2 million. The only way a university can pay those salaries and generate that kind of revenue is to assemble a winning team. That means many universities are more interested in an athlete’s playing skills than in his academic skills. In other words, whether a student can read, write and compute means little compared with whether he can slam-dunk a basketball or make touchdowns.

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Gooferment Skrules are a national disgrace.

We should separate Gooferment from all sorts of things that it shouldn’t be involved in.

Church, Education, etc. etc. etc.

How did “We, The Sheeple” ever allow the Federal Gooferment to take on a life of its own.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Corporatist Sports Scam Olympic

Thursday, November 6, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/11/ryan-mcmaken/the-biggest-crony-sports-scam-of-them-all/

The Olympics: The Biggest Corporatist Sports Scam of All
By Ryan McMaken
Mises.org
November 1, 2014

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The 2022 Olympics (i.e., the Winter Games) is now down to only two applicant nations: China and Kazakhstan. This follows the withdrawal of Norway after the taxpayers of Norway balked on ponying up the cash necessary to make the Olympics a playground for the world’s richest cronies and politicians.

Theoretically, the Olympics are a private organization, but in practice, it is a corporatist organization run by plutocrats whose mission in life is apparently to squeeze as much tax revenue as possible out of the residents of the countries and cities that host the Olympics. This is done by demanding the usual brand-spanking new stadiums and facilities from the host cities that later become white elephants. But the IOC also demands countless perks for itself, such as only the finest food and drink, and special driving lanes on streets and highways. (See photos of the abandoned Olympics facilities in Athens.)

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Talk about malinvestment, the “Olympics” takes the cake.

But “We, The Sheeple” still buy into it.

And, the Taxpayers pay for it.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Phone numbers go unanswered

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sheriff
Mildred S. Scott
(732) 745-3381

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Try calling!

“The User does not subscribe to voice mail.”

From a Gooferment “public servant”!

With a much better pension than I am paying for 

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Police misconduct

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

http://keywestlou.com/perfect-weather/

PERFECT WEATHER
Posted on October 28, 2014 by keywestlou

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Everyone takes photos. The cell phone has opened a new era of fun for all. Many persons exchange nude pics of themselves. Not a good thing!

A young lady was arrested on a DUI charge in California. While being booked, a police officer went through her cell phone pics. He removed her nude pics. The cell phone had nothing to do with the charge or arrest. The police officer showed the pics to other police officers.

Turns out a number of police officers at the station did the same thing. They referred to it as a “game.” Another example of police power abuse.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) is a fellow alum. 

A liberal lawyer.

It’s amazing to find him critical of the police.

In this case, this is police misconduct pure and simple.

Clearly, the search of the cell phones is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Immediately, the cops should be dismissed.

As well as ALL of the immediate supervisors. (When I was on Wall Street, my people = my problem. I either knew and didn’t act or I didn’t know and should have. Both were equally bad. “bye bye. that’s for trying out with the varsity. U LOSE!)

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Elected Gooferment politicians = no pensions

Monday, November 3, 2014

http://www.cato.org/blog/government-gold-plating

OCTOBER 24, 2014 5:21PM
Government Gold-Plating
By STEVE H. HANKE

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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his annual Wastebook this past week. It contains a laundry list of doozies. The U.S. government’s gold-plating operations included $190,000 to study compost digested by worms, $297 million for the purchase of an unused mega blimp, and $1 million on a Virginia bus stop where only 15 people can huddle under a half-baked roof. These questionable (read: absurd) expenditures only represent the tip of the iceberg.

Just consider the following: the Speaker of the House currently receives an annual salary of $223,500, and will receive a payment of roughly that amount, depending on the years of service, for life. An annual payment of this magnitude amounts to about five times the average annual wage in the United States. But that’s not all. For those who have had different positions in Congress, their retirements can be augmented. For example, Nancy Pelosi will not receive $223,500 for life, but roughly double that. Why? Because she is a member of Congress, currently the House of Representatives’ Minority Leader, and a retired Speaker of the House. For purposes of computing retirement pay, Congress adds and accumulates. They do not net.

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Here’s an idea — and I’m just spitballing here — no pensions for elected Gooferment politicians. 

Ever.

And, hey, Gooferment bureaucrats, there’s this thing called an IRA!

Argh!

“We, The Sheeple” will never wake up.

“Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos.” Officer Barbrady’s Catch Phrase South Park

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: EFF exposed the FBI’a perfidy to the Constitution

Sunday, November 2, 2014

http://www.theblaze.com/?story=seattle-times-outraged-at-method-fbi-used-to-catch-suspect-not-only-does-that-cross-a-line-it-erases-it

Seattle Times ‘Outraged’ at Method FBI Used to Catch Suspect: ‘Not Only Does That Cross a Line, It Erases It’
Oct. 28, 2014 1:26am
Oliver Darcy

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained documents revealing the FBI created a phony webpage with an Associated Press byline and “in the style of The Seattle Times” to lure an individual suspected of making bomb threats in 2007 to Lacey’s Timberline High School. Agents then planted software on his computer and tracked his location.

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It would seem this would be “fruit of the poisonous tree”?

At the very least, it would also seem to be a violation of the Computer Trespass law.

Never mind copyright law.

“Move along citizen, nothing to see here.” — unknown

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Former Nazis. What else don’t we know?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/10/28/why-did-the-u-s-government-hire-over-1000-former-nazis-after-world-war-ii/

Why did the U.S. government hire over 1,000 former Nazis after World War II?
Oct. 28, 2014 9:59am
Benjamin Weingarten

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We do not yet know the full scope and scale of such operations, which some argue is substantially larger than 1,000 ex-Nazis, as elements of it still remain classified:

In all, the American military, the C.I.A., the F.B.I. and other agencies used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis and collaborators as spies and informants after the war, according to Richard Breitman, a Holocaust scholar at American University who was on a government-appointed team that declassified war-crime records.

The full tally of Nazis-turned-spies is probably much higher, said Norman Goda, a University of Florida historian on the declassification team, but many records remain classified even today, making a complete count impossible.

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They, the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats, have no shame or no conscience.

Wonder what else we don’t know?

And you wonder why I wear my tin foil hat proudly.

Argh!

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