POLITICAL: Another delay in Obamacare

Thursday, November 28, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/online-shop-enrollment-delayed-by-one-year-100438.html

Online SHOP enrollment delayed by one year
By JASON MILLMAN | 11/27/13 12:40 PM EST Updated: 11/27/13 1:20 PM EST

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The Obama administration today announced a year-long delay of online enrollment for small businesses looking to purchase health coverage through federal-run exchanges, another setback for HealthCare.gov.

The delay, first reported by POLITICO, comes just weeks after Obama administration officials said the online enrollment for small businesses would be ready by the end of November. The announcement also comes just three days before the White House promises HealthCare.gov will provide a smoother enrollment experience for most users trying to purchase individual and family coverage. Fixing the problems with the individual market has been the White House priority.

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Excuse me, but how does the Administration get to unilaterally change the “law”.

It’s a joke.

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POLITICAL: What about the doctors?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

http://bastiat.mises.org/2013/11/the-big-obamacare-story-that-hasnt-surfaced-yet/

The Big Obamacare Story That Hasn’t Surfaced Yet
By Hunter Lewis
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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It’s even worse than a jammed website, canceled policies, and rising policy prices. The policies may also not be what they seem.

In the first place, exchange policies typically restrict the hospitals and doctors you can use. In New Hampshire, for example, 10 of the state’s 26 hospitals are excluded from exchange policies and this takes out all the doctors affiliated with those hospitals as well.

That’s bad enough, but there is worse. In many of the policies, doctors will be paid significantly less than what private insurance has previously paid or that would be paid in other private policies sold outside the exchanges. This means that if you lose your doctor because he or she is no longer included in the policy coverage, you will not only find your doctor choices limited. You may also find that the doctors who are included don’t want your business.

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The doctors can’t be drafted into this socialistic experiment.

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POLITICAL: Sarvis for VA guv

Friday, October 18, 2013

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POLITICAL: The minimum wage restricts progress up the economic adder

Saturday, October 12, 2013

http://cafehayek.com/2013/10/bonus-quotation-of-the-day-18.html

Bonus Quotation of the Day…
by DON BOUDREAUX on OCTOBER 6, 2013
in SEEN AND UNSEEN, WORK
… is from page 26 of the 2009 Revised Edition of Thomas Sowell’s Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One:

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Young people who begin by working at McDonald’s seldom spend their careers at McDonald’s. Just in the course of one year, McDonald’s has more than a 100 percent turnover rate. What those who leave take with them is not only such basic experience as showing up for work regularly and on time, cooperating with others, and knowing how to conduct themselves in a business environment, but also a track record that enables them to move on to other and very different occupations at progressively higher levels in the years ahead. The experience and the track record from McDonald’s are likely to be more valuable in the long run than the modest paychecks they earned serving hamburgers.

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Sorry, but this is an absolute hot button with me.

50% black teen unemployment is a national disgrace!

The correct minimum wage is ZERO!

And aren’t unpaid interns a violation of the minimum wage laws?

Oh yeah, that’s for smart white kids with connections.

Politicians and bureaucrats are either as dumb as a bag of rocks or the cruelest idiots ever known!

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POLITICAL: the Rosa Parks of alternative money

Thursday, October 10, 2013

http://dailyreckoning.com/the-domestic-terrorist-you-can-call-a-hero/

Daily Reckoning
The “Domestic Terrorist” You Can Call a Hero
Jeffrey Tucker
Posted Sep 10, 2013.

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I dreamed I saw Bernard von NotHaus, alive as you or me.

Said I, “But Bernard, you’ve been jailed two years.”

“I never was,” said he.

Bernard has been the called the Rosa Parks of the alternative money movement. More than 10 years ago, he had this idea that he would make his own money — not the fake stuff we are used to, but the real stuff made of actual silver. He called his currency the Liberty Dollar (and why not, since there is no trademark on the word dollar?).

The feds raided him in in 2006. In 2007, the government outright stole 2 tons of coins from him, many of them featuring an image of Ron Paul, plus 500 silver coins and 50 gold coins. They threw him in jail and dragged his name through the mud many times.

He was later convicted of making counterfeit coins — an ironic conviction given that he was making silver coins to compete with official coins made out of scrap metal. That conviction was in March 2011, fully 2½ years ago. The government labeled him a “domestic terrorist.” Yet — and this is what amazed me — he still hasn’t been sentenced. He walks around as free as you or me.

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It’s all about keeping the Sheeple sleeping.

I bought Liberty Dollars.

As a hedge.

The two silver discs are a little tarnished, but retain their value.

I forget what I paid for them but they have “held” their value.

The only mistake Bernard made was to put the word “dollar” on them. 

(Even though it’s not a restricted term.)

He should have just stuck to the weight.

But they are no more “counterfeit” than they are “worthless”.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: “Most armed; most free.”

Thursday, October 3, 2013

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/09/eric-margolis/most-armed-most-free/

Most Armed; Most Free
By Eric Margolis
September 28, 2013

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“Most armed; most free.” So the renowned Italian thinker and strategist Niccolo Machiavelli described the Swiss five centuries ago.

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Germany and France wisely decided to leave the Swiss porcupine alone.  Some leftist historians claim it was because the Axis needed the Swiss banks. Nonsense.  Berlin and Rome had access to banks in neutral Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.   The real reason was all those angry Swiss mountaineers, with their rifles zeroed in at 300 meters.

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I’m a fan of Switzerland, its neutrality, and its “common sense”.

The little L libertarians love the porcupine. All defense; no offense.

The Department of Defense? What a joke.

National Guard? Which nation?

We have so many problems, why are we seeking more?

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POLITICS: Obamaccare affects coverage

Thursday, September 12, 2013

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL News Alert
IBM to Move Retirees Off Health Plan

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International Business Machines plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren’t likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise.

The move, which will affect all IBM retirees once they become eligible for Medicare, will relieve the technology company of the responsibility of managing retirement health-care benefits.

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This is just another of the dropping shoes!

I foresee litigation.

Unless the politicians and bureaucrats give the Crony Capitalists a “free pass” because it is a big boost to their plan for “single payer socialized medicine”. 

In any event, the “Age of the Golden Watch” when paternalistic companies could be trusted with the best interest of valuable employees. Foolish meme at its heart. But, if I was an IBM employee, or potential IBM retiree, the hand writing is on the wall.

Yes, the new employment meme should be “Every person for themselves!”.

Cause NO ONE — not your employer, not the folks you buy from, not the politicians — NOBODY is looking out for YOU, but YOU!

Forget that at your own peril.

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POLITICAL: Hemp, why not?

Friday, August 23, 2013

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-surprising-health-benefits-of-hemp-2.html

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Hemp
Brandi, selected from Diets in Review
August 17, 2013

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Hemp has always had trouble stepping out of the shadow of its dirty cousin marijuana. While it is closely related to whacky tobaccy, hemp has microscopic amounts of THC — the chemical in marijuana that gets you high — and eating hemp foods won’t jeopardize your next drug test. The health benefits of hemp are so vast that people are beginning to abandon the antiquated stereotypes of the versatile plant.

Sharon Palmer, author of The Plant Powered Diet, wasn’t wasting her breath when she said, “I think hemp is the next ‘it’ food — it has been for a while.” The hemp seed is bursting with Omega-6 and Omega-3, essential fatty acids that have heart health and anti inflammatory benefits. Hemp seeds are nutty in flavor and breathe life into salads, desserts, yogurts, cereals, and breads. Hemp seeds can be turned into butter, milk, protein powder, finishing oil, and soap.

Unfortunately, Uncle Sam outlawed hemp farming in 1958, a shame when you consider how amazing a crop it is. The plant thrives without pesticides, purifies the soil around it, and kills weeds. The U.S. is the only country that bans industrial hemp farming, quelling what could be an agricultural and financial boon for our indebted country.

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How about we get the Gooferment out of farming?

Why do we have a “Department of Agriculture” any way?

Oh yeah, that’s right we need to reward “crony farmers” who make contributions to politicians.

Why can’t we feed the world with our exports?

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Trademark versus First Sale

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

[TIP 'o' the HAT to: Lo, Gerry (MC1979)]

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trader-Joe-s-drags-a-pirate-to-court-4736782.php

Trader Joe’s drags a pirate to court
Patricia Yollin
Updated 11:04 am, Friday, August 16, 2013

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Vancouver, British Columbia — Michael Hallatt has spent more than $350,000 at Trader Joe’s in less than two years. But the popular grocery chain doesn’t ever want to see him again.

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“I don’t think Trader Joe’s really has a chance, suing here in the U.S.,” said lawyer Greg Owen, a trademark, copyright and unfair competition expert with Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, an intellectual property firm in San Francisco.

If Trader Joe’s had sued in Canada, or if Pirate Joe’s were operating in the United States, the claim might be more viable, said Owen, who reviewed the lawsuit and motion to dismiss. He added, however, that the first-sale doctrine, which Hallatt is fond of citing and which lets people resell what they’ve bought, is more nebulous when perishable items are involved.

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Interesting. Maybe Trader Joes will go to “licensing” their products. Like all the software companies want to do!

I had thought they’d hire the guy to be in charge of their Canadian roll out.

I, personally, don’t like Trader Joes. It’s like a yuppie 7-11 with prices to match.

Here’s is another reason to ignore them.

“This is the part of the show where I dispense a little of what I call rough justice!” … attributed to Judge Marilyn Milian, but may have an earlier history.

I’d urge everyone to give Trader Joes a little “rough justice”. Just skip the place and you’ll save yourself some money too.

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POLITICAL: Changing minds?

Friday, August 16, 2013

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/mike-marion/how-ron-paul-changed-my-heart-and-mind-on-war/

How Ron Paul Changed My Heart and Mind
By Mike Marion
August 9, 2013

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Ron Paul blew my mind the first time I saw him on one of the talking head shows. Some of it made perfect sense, but some of it sounded downright heretical. How could this man say such sensible things about taxes and the economy, and then the next moment become a naïve lefty spouting nonsense like “peace brings prosperity” and “war is always destructive”? Didn’t this guy know that WWII ended the Great Depression? That Reagan beat the Soviets with an arms build-up? Jeez, didn’t he know that the U.S. waged war to beat slavery, and Nazism, and Communism? Peace through strength, man!

It was around this time that I slaughtered my first sacred cow: the War on Drugs. It became clear to me that this war was economically foolish. The argument that “prohibition on alcohol didn’t work, prohibition on drugs doesn’t work” made logical sense. I realized that I could not possibly justify locking anyone in a cage for a victimless crime, particularly as I enjoyed a couple cold beers at home while watching politics on TV. I started to identify as a libertarian, and I began to suspect that if I could be wrong on such an obvious issue as this war on the American people, maybe I would need to rethink everything.

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The “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” was really my second “Sacred Cow”.

I avoid the drugs int he Sixties. 

But it was the Viet Nam war that really opened my eyes. 

I wasn’t smart enough to be a draft resister. (But I should have been.)

As the slaughter evolved, it should have been apparent that it was a stupid idea, propagated by stupid people, by politicians who were using it for their own gain.

I knew from my interest in the Civil War that the “Generals” fought a European style war, on the American terrain, with weapons that obviated the strategy and tactics they were using. It was a bloodbath.

And, I knew it was Lincoln’s fault. (I never worshiped at that particular alter. He said it was about “tax collection” in his first inaugural address, but I know few have ever read that.)

The “Drug War” was another joke.

I was already a little L libertarian when Ron Paul emerged. I knew about him before most anyone else did. I found him in the Libertarian stuff and, studied him when I heard his voting record — 235-1 aka Doctor No long before James Bond.

I am not persuasive. I r an injineer. fat old white guy injineer to be precise.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein

The USA, it’s politicians and bureaucrats, as well as it’s Sheeple, Mundanes, and Clovers, are all nuts!

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POLITICAL: Obama supporters posting on Facebook

Sunday, August 4, 2013

http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/did-obama-break-law-to-win-re-election-2/

WND EXCLUSIVE
DID OBAMA BREAK LAW TO WIN RE-ELECTION?
Former Homeland Security attorney exposes shrewd maneuver

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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, enacted by Congress in 1986, is a broadly written law that in practice regulates virtually all computers and cellphones, largely because communications over the Internet tends to have implications for interstate commerce.

Baker argued that the Obama presidential campaign in 2012 possibly violated the act by an arrangement with Obama supporters posting on Facebook. It allowed the Obama campaign to search the person’s Facebook network for likely voters the campaign could identify as unmotivated or unregistered.

The likely voters would then get tailored messages from their Facebook friends urging them to register and turn out.

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Might makes right.

BHO44 “won” the election. 

(A disputable claim given the fraudulent voting.)

So “his” DOJ isn’t going to investigate squat.

(After all, look at the “birth certificate” and how that was swept under the rug.)

Any claim that the USA is a land of “laws” is a joke.

And the politicians and bureaucrats have no shame at all. It’s now openly blatant that “lie, cheat, and steal” is acceptable to the Mundanes, Clovers, and Sheeple.

Wonder how Hitler, Mao, or any other the other fascists came to power? You’re watching it here.

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POLITICAL: Weiner in another sexting scandal

Thursday, July 25, 2013

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/23/19640828-anthony-weiner-admits-sexting-continued-after-2011-resignation-from-congress?lite

Anthony Weiner admits sexting continued after 2011 resignation from Congress

By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after a sexting scandal, admitted Tuesday that his Internet shenanigans didn’t stop when he stepped down in disgrace.
Hours after a gossip website published raunchy texts and explicit photos it said were from 2012, Weiner held an extraordinary press conference — accompanied by his wife Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton — to apologize and ask voters for a second chance.

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On Monday, the Dirty claimed that Weiner — who allegedly used the alias Carlos Danger — met the unnamed 22-year-old woman on the social-networking site Formspring in July 2012, sent her lewd photos and had phone sex with her before the relationship “fizzled.”

He promised her a job and a condo, said the site, which posted pictures of body parts and graphic messages about sex acts.

“Even post scandal, I thought he was misunderstood. Until I got to know him,” the woman was quoted as saying. “I thought I loved him. Pretty pathetic.”

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Isn’t that offer criminal?

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POLITICAL: State Department admitted that Secretary of State John Kerry was on his yacht

Friday, July 5, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/07/05/State-Department-lied-Kerry-boat

STATE DEPT: OOPS, WE LIED, KERRY WAS YACHTING DURING EGYPT COUP
by BEN SHAPIRO 5 Jul 2013, 11:09 AM PDT

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On Friday, the State Department admitted that Secretary of State John Kerry was on his yacht off of the coast of Nantucket as the Egyptian military took over the country from elected Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi. Originally, the State Department denied the report from CBS reporter Mosheh Oinounou that Kerry was aboard the “Isabel” Wednesday afternoon. The State Department said that Kerry was working “all day” on Egypt, and State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki – the same Obama campaign worker who once claimed that the campaign knew nothing about Joe Soptic – said that the CBS report was “completely inaccurate.” That despite multiple tweets, reports, and even video of the Kerry motorcade getting stuck in traffic.

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Can anyone in BHO44 tell the truth?

IF he was on his boat, THEN he was on his boat.

I’m more upset that he has a motorcade!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Menendez “wooed” married woman

Sunday, June 23, 2013

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nj_state_of_affairs_uv9nrD55pWXg5WlpLflqHI

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez wooed married woman: source
By ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
Last Updated: 6:05 AM, June 23, 2013

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Menendez apparently sees no ethics problem with taking his married girlfriend to the Puerto Rican governor’s beach house while the governor was under federal investigation, and published reports describe Menendez as putting a senatorial hold on the nomination of the US attorney who was to oversee the investigation,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. “Is there any wonder the public has such a low opinion of elected officials?”

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What a sleaze!

Anyone in Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee proud to be represented by this cad?

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POLITICAL: Benghazi could have been releived

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/admission-special-forces-were-only-hours-from-benghazi/

WND EXCLUSIVE
ADMISSION: SPECIAL FORCES WERE ONLY HOURS FROM BENGHAZI
Joint chiefs chairman confirms whistleblower account
AARON KLEIN

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JERUSALEM – In a bombshell admission that has until now gone unreported, Martin Dempsey, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, conceded that highly trained Special Forces were stationed just a few hours away from Benghazi on the night of the attacks but were not told to deploy to Libya.

In comments that may warrant further investigation, Dempsey stated at a Senate hearing Wednesday that on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, command of the Special Forces – known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF – was transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.

Also, Dempsey’s comments on the travel time between Croatia and Benghazi were incorrect.

His remarks for the first time confirm an exclusive Fox News interview aired April 30 in which a special government operator, speaking on condition of anonymity, contradicted claims by the Obama administration and a State Department review that there wasn’t enough time for military forces to deploy the night of the attack.

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OK, now we don’t have some unnamed source afraid for their own hide.

Here’s the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff saying it.

Our fighting men were abandoned on the battlefield for politics.

If I was him, I’d resign.

To admit that I broke faith with my fellow soldiers is dishonorable.

“Everyone” can say there is no scandal here. But that doesn’t make it so. Calling a fart “rose perfume” doesn’t make it smell any better.

Sorry, but “We, The People” should be demanding investigations and resignations. 

Heads on pikes. The perfumed princes in the Pentegon, gone. The chain for command that broke down, gone. 

Sorry, and don’t tell me we don’t know who gave the order. The military ALWAYS knows who gave the orders.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: The “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” has been officially lost

Sunday, June 16, 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jun/16/designer-drugs-legal-highs

Why the war on drugs has been made redundant

For every ‘designer drug’ the authorities ban, clandestine labs are churning out a new version. No wonder the law can’t keep up…

Vaughan Bell
The Observer, Saturday 15 June 2013

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When Germany identified the substances and banned them in early 2009, new cannabinoids, again never before seen outside the lab, had replaced them within weeks and this is what has been happening ever since. One gets banned and another novel substance takes its place almost immediately. Professional but clandestine labs are rifling the scientific literature for new psychoactive drugs and synthesising them as fast as the law changes. In one of the most interesting developments, a cannabinoid detected in 2012, named XLR-11, was not only new to the drug market but completely new to science. Several previously unknown substances have turned up since. The grey market labs are not only pushing new substances on to the drug market, they are actually innovating drug design. The human testers select themselves of course, unaware of what they’re taking, sometimes leading to disastrous results. Information about the dangers of new substances is usually nonexistent.

The whole process has also been an unwitting experiment in drug policy. Despite the free availability of substances as pleasurable as already banned drugs, we have not seen a massive increase in problem users and drug mortality rates have been falling. Furthermore, even with the newly introduced “instant bans”, drug laws are simply not able to keep up.

Currently, it is barely possible to detect new drugs at the rate they appear. It has long been clear that the drug war approach of criminalising possession rather than treating problem drug-users has been futile. The revolution in the recreational drug market is a stark reminder of this reality. The war on drugs has not been lost, it has been made obsolete.

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OK, can we now decriminalize “drugs”. 

Let’s recognize reality!

The FDA and Big Pharma are in bed with each other. The underground drug market is how the REAL free market should operate.

Consumers Reports, Underwriters Laboratory, and informed people are our only defense.

Since time immemorial, humans get high. 10% or so become addicts. The percentage varies but that 10% seems to be a floor.

Instead of wasting resources and ruining lives, let’s get back to basic medicine.

Argh!

But politicians and bureaucrats like to use force on victims of addiction because it is PC and their easy to campaign against.

Meanwhile the politicians and bureaucrats are the real problem. And, some of them are criminals.

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POLITICAL: Honesty, if Gooferment?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

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WSJ/NBC News Poll: Scandals Prompt Doubts About Honesty
Recent controversies surrounding the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies have sown doubts about the honesty of the Obama administration, but most people don’t hold the president personally responsible for the agency actions, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

A majority of poll respondents, some 55%, said IRS scrutiny of conservative groups raised some level of doubt about the administration’s “overall honesty and integrity.”

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Seriously?

Why is it so low?

I’d have bet it would have been in the high 70′s.

Oh yeah, “low information voters”.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: A license to sell food?

Monday, June 3, 2013

http://dailyreckoning.com/government-creates-a-new-criminal-class/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dailyreckoning+%28The+Daily+Reckoning%29

Government Creates a New Criminal Class
by Jeffrey Tucker.

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Woo-hoo! It is a wonderful thing when the good guys win one for a change. Well, it wasn’t a total win, but it gives hope.

In a case brought by the Wisconsin state government — with full cooperation from the federal government — a jury refused to convict Amish farmer Vernon Hershberger on all counts for distributing milk, cheese, and meat without a license. He did he end up with one conviction, for which he faces a year in jail, but that’s nothing compared with what might have happened.

Now, there are still many people who would read the above and say: Wait just a minute here. You mean to tell me that a farmer was hounded by bureaucrats for selling his own food to others who wanted to buy it?

Indeed. His farm was raided in 2010, and much of his milk and cheese was destroyed by the police. The conviction was based on Vernon’s desire to fulfill his commitments and distribute what remained.

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A willing buyer from a willing seller?

Why is that the Gooferment’s business to interfere?

Argh!

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POLITICAL: We will never be at peace

Thursday, May 30, 2013

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/26/stunningly-breathtakingly-naive-newt-gingrich-really-didnt-like-obamas-terror-policy-speech/

BUSINESS
‘STUNNINGLY, BREATHTAKINGLY NAIVE’: NEWT GINGRICH REALLY DIDN’T LIKE OBAMA’S TERROR POLICY SPEECH
May. 26, 2013 3:22pm
Becket Adams

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Gingrich went on to criticize the Obama administration for ignoring the threat that radical Islam poses to civilized society.

“No one wants to talk honestly about the fact that there is a radical Islamism on offense,” Gingrich said. “It is on offense across the planet…We will never be at peace in the pre-1941 sense that we are not threatened and that we don’t have to actively take measures all the time.”

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If we don’t recognize the enemy and our contribution to the problem, how can we ever have peace?

The R’s and the D’s both support the warfare / welfare / crony phony corporatism. 

You expect them to change?

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POLITICAL: WHERE OBAMA WAS DURING BENGHAZI ATTACKS is very relevant

Thursday, May 23, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/19/WH-spokesman-Obama-Benghazi-irrelevant

WH: ‘IRRELEVANT’ WHERE OBAMA WAS DURING BENGHAZI ATTACKS

by BEN SHAPIRO 19 May 2013, 7:29 AM PDT 283

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On Fox News Sunday this morning, White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer was asked by Chris Wallace where in the White House President Obama was during the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. “Question,” asked Wallace. “What did the President do the rest of that night to pursue Benghazi?” Pfeiffer answered, “Look, the President was kept up to date on this as it was happening the entire night, from the moment it started until the very end …. I recognize that there’s a series of conspiracy theories Republicans have been spinning about it since the time it happened.” He then added, “The question here is not what happened that night.”

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So where was he?

We have pics of him in the room when the raid on OBL was happening. 

What was more important?

Remember the Hillary commercial about the red phone ringing unanswered at night.

I think they nailed it!

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POLITICAL: We’re losing at asymmetric warfare

Sunday, May 19, 2013

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/137474.html?utm_source=feedly

May 12, 2013
More Idiocy on the Idiotic TSA’s Idiotic TWIC
Posted by Becky Akers on May 12, 2013 07:04 AM

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One “consulting engineer in the offshore oil business” writes that “If you want to fly to any offshore oil platform, like in the Gulf of Mexico, you must have a TWIC card just to board the transport helicopter because being on an offshore oil platform requires a TWIC.” So though he only “occasionally attend[s] loading of ships for my job,” he duly “applied for the card, got the electronic fingerprint scan and facial 3-d hologram and the card with my picture and embedded chip.”

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And, what does this prevent?

Argh!

How much does this cost “We, The People”?

The terrorists ties us in knots with lost freedoms and productivity while attacking us with sub $100 pressure cookers.

Argh!

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POLITICS: Choose your scapegoats wisely

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/12/curl-watch-out-petraeus-benghazi-scandal/

Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal – Washington Times

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Despite protestations by the White House, this scandal is just beginning. And the White House has picked a very bad scapegoat: the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA follows RFK’s edict: “Don’t get mad, get even.” And when the CIA gets even, it isn’t pretty.

With the White House putting all blame on the agency, expect push back this week — nuclear push back. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the former director forced to resign after a sex scandal, is a dangerous man to the Obama administration. Mad and intent on getting even, he’s already talking, telling one reporter the talking points were “useless” and that he preferred not to use them at all. The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown.

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So maybe the truth will come out?

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POLITICAL: Racial “Clovers”?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/williams-w/w-williams168.html

Honest Examination of Race

by Walter E. Williams

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You might ask, “What’s the point, Williams?” Let’s be clear about it. I’m not stating that there’s a causal relationship between crime, poverty and squalor on the one hand and, on the other, Democratic and black political control over a city. Nor am I saying that blacks ought to vote Republican. What I am saying is that if one is strategizing on how to improve the lives of the poorest black people, he wants to leave off his to-do list election of Democrats and black politicians. Also to be left off the to-do list is a civil rights agenda. Racial discrimination has little to do with major problems confronting black people.

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Argh!

Any time one “party” rules, the Sheeple and Clovers get screwed. The fact that the Sheeple and Clovers are various colors makes no difference!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Why legalize drugs?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

http://mobile.alternet.org/alternet/#!/entry/why-good-parents-should-support-drug-legalization,51856679da27f5d9d0ba39d9/7

Why Good Parents Should Support Drug Legalization

May 4, 2013 |
A friend of mine used to laugh when I said I was in favor of legalizing all drugs. He just couldn’t fathom such a position. He told me that if they legalized drugs, “It would take all of the fun out of it.”

Three years after he died of a heroin overdose, I wonder whether he’d be alive now if drugs had been legal.

As a father, I sometimes find myself on the receiving end of an argument that’s a perennial favorite [3] of the hardened drug warrior: Why would I, the father of a nine-year-old girl, advocate for a society awash with legally available drugs?

The answer is simple: My daughter is already growing up in a society in which illegal drugs are easier to procure than alcohol. Unlike the guy behind the counter of my local liquor store, I’ve never known a drug dealer who checked IDs.

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If you buy alcohol you know it’s not cut with rat poison.

If I had a kid, I don’t want the to die for a mistake.

Similarly, I don’t what them to spend time in jail for what is basically a medical condition.

And, like in Prohibition, all the killings are from drug dealer’s turf war.

So I want Walmart, Walgreens, and RiteAid to be the nation’s drug dealers.

We’ll all be better off!

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POLITICAL: Columbia leftist institution

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/index.html

A convicted cop killer teaching at Columbia!? 

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Absolutely disgusting. 

I’m no “fan” of the kops.

But this was a political murder.

Columbia should be ashamed.

But it never is!

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POLITICAL: Victim of “too many guns”?

Friday, May 3, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/04/30/Bloomberg-NYT

NYT FIRES BACK AT BLOOMBERG: ‘ABSURD’

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Bloomberg also went after the Center for Constitutional Rights and the New York Civil Liberties Union for not commenting on Bryant’s killing. Bloomberg said that Bryant was “shot and killed while standing with friends near his home,” and that he was an accidental victim “of too many guns on our streets … [four days after Bryant’s murder] the paper published another editorial attacking stop, question and frisk.”

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Sorry, but he wasn’t an “accidental victim of too many guns”.

He was a victim of a crime.

Probably a bystander in the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”!

Argh!

Sorry, let’s focus on effective laws and aggressive enforcement.

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