LIBERTY: Mayor “owns” Hoboken; Sheeple go along?

Friday, January 24, 2014

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Mayor-bans-St-Patricks-Day-parade-again-in-Hoboken-NJ-240073431.html

Mayor bans St. Patrick’s Day Parade again in Hoboken, NJ

The mayor of Hoboken, NJ has again refused to allow a St. Patrick’s Day parade in her town citing rowdiness and drinking…

By JAMES O’SHEA
Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:19 AM

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How can one bureaucrat “dictate” “bans”?

And the Sheeple just go along.

Wait until something they want to do is “banned”.

How does that poem go: “First they came for …”?

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.” — President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in “The American President” (1995)

Sorry, but the Gooferment doesn’t have “power”. It only has the illusion of our consent.

I do not “consent”. And, while I alone may be too weak to stop them, when The Sheeple awake, bring on the guilotine. 

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RANT: No victim; no crime

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Police say 4 upstate NY bikers clocked going 138 mph on interstate, issued speeding tickets | Fox News 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/22/police-say-4-upstate-ny-bikers-clocked-going-138-mph-on-interstate-issued/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29

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So what? Why ticket them? What victim was there?

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RANT: 40% of U.S. food

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/want-to-save-at-the-supermarket-compost-2013-06-18?cid=djem_sm_dailyviews_t

June 18, 2013, 10:26 a.m. EDT
40% of U.S. food is never eaten
How composting could benefit pocketbooks and the environment
By Quentin Fottrell 

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to require residents to compost their food waste may cause headaches for some families, but experts say it could also help cut their rising grocery bills.

Under the proposal, by 2016 the city will require residents to separate their food waste for collection. Organic waste in New York City — which could otherwise be recycled for fertilizer or natural gas — currently accounts for 1.2 million tons or 35% of landfills, and a pilot program on Staten Island achieved a participation rate of 43%, according to the mayor’s office. Last year, Vermont introduced a bill to by 2020 require residents to recycle their food waste — and 33% of the organic waste in that state already gets composted.

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Mayor B is an entertaining parody of a leader. 

First it’s the big gulp.

Now, he’s just helping.

Argh!

Is there anything that he can’t try to control?

Now don’t get me wrong, 40% waste, and really any waste, is a “sin”.

Growing up “starving children in china” were ofter used as a guilt trip.

For my own part, living alone, it’s hard to go to the supermarket and find packages for one.

In one recent trip, I could buy 8 pre made hamburgers at the cost of half the weight in bulk. Thanks to a freezer and vacuum sealer, I have 7 hamburgers for different days. 

Pre-made salad is cost effective for me. To buy the makings costs more and usually goes bad to quickly.

Sad to say, I depend upon the cafeteria at work for two meals a day. And, I hate week ends for the loss of it.

(Seriously, last week end I made up some hard bolded eggs. But the cafeteria’s are better than mine. Mine are hard to peel; theirs aren’t.)

Just like a “nursing home” except I have to do my own wash.

Laff!

So, I’ll try and do my part Mayor B and not waste anything. Hope everyone else does the same. Without your diktats.

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POLITICAL: Why do we have these TLAs?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w327.html

The FBI: An American Cheka
by William Norman Grigg

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From its inception, the Soviet secret police agency was engaged in what we now call “Homeland Security Theater.” The same could be said of the FBI, which actually had a nine-year head start on its Soviet counterpart. J. Edgar Hoover’s two chief priorities were the collection of what the Soviets would call kompromat on significant public figures – politicians, policy-makers, celebrities – and the management of his secret police agency’s public image. With the advent of COINTELPRO in the 1950s, the FBI became fully engaged in a campaign of surveillance, harassment, disruption, and assassination (if only by proxy) targeting political dissidents. Since that time, the FBI has been a fully realized political police organization, in every evil sense of that expression.

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I remember the FBI story with Jimmy Stewart.

If I’d been paying attention I’d have seen the flaws.

Right at the beginning, a “federal agency” to handle interstate crime.

How could I have been so stupid?

The Goofermentcreates the problem with Prohibition and Banking laws, then of course they need an agency to combat what they create.

Stupid!

Well, 60 years later, I’ve wised up.

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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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RANT: Organ transplants suffer front he lack of a free market

Friday, May 31, 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/27/parents-dying-10-year-old-girl-challenge-organ-donor-rule-blocking-her-from/?intcmp=HPBucket

Parents of dying 10-year-old girl challenge organ donor rule blocking her from lung transplant
Published May 27, 2013
FoxNews.com

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Politicians and bureaucrats make diktats. 

It’s why we should have a marketplace.

May sound ghoulish, but it’s the only fair way to do things.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Stockholm Parking Tickets?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/27/parking-tickets-issued-to-cars-destroyed-in-violent-sweden-riots-conservative-site-posts-proof/

CRIME
PARKING TICKETS ISSUED TO CARS DESTROYED IN VIOLENT SWEDEN RIOTS — CONSERVATIVE SITE POSTS PROOF
May. 27, 2013 7:45am Sharona Schwartz

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For the past week, immigrant youths rioted in Sweden. Riots that included the breaking of windows, rock-throwing at police, destruction of property and burning of cars. Swedish police tell the Associated Press that some 220 crimes were reported to them during the violent rampage.

But instead of cracking down on the perpetrators, authorities were busy issuing parking tickets on cars that were burned by the rioters. The conservative Swedish news site Fria Tider reports that owners of some cars destroyed in the riots were fined for parking illegally, while the Swedish police force described a low-key approach to the rioters themselves. Its reporter caught a parking enforcer in the act of issuing a ticket, and shot a photo, published above the headline “Parking Tickets Issued on Wrecks While Stockholm Burns.”

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You just have to laugh!

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Get your car destroyed by lawless thugs and a parking ticket too!

Wonder when it ail happen here?

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LIBERTY: Gooferment fails to protect property rights

Friday, January 27, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano37.1.html

How Much Economic Freedom Do We Have in the United States?
by Andrew P. Napolitano

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The root of economic freedom is the recognition of the right to own private property. That includes the right to utilize it unmolested, to dispose of it without anyone’s permission and to exclude anyone from it, even the government. Suffice it to say, no American president since the advent of the income tax and the Federal Reserve 100 years ago has fully accepted or meaningfully defended that right. The more the government extracts in taxes and the more it inflates the money supply, the more it rejects and assaults property rights.

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There is not a single example in human history of central economic planning producing more prosperity than a free market. The framers understood that. That’s why they wrote a Constitution that prohibited an income tax, forbade the states from interfering with contracts, and prevented the feds from taking life, liberty or property without due process. All those constitutional prohibitions have been nullified by amendment or disregarded by consensus.

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From the diktats (i.e., what the politicians call “laws” and “regulations”) that deprive folks of their property, to the taxes and inflation to just steal their wealth, we have no property rights.

In New Jersey, the real estate property tax mostly to support the Gooferment Skrules turns owners into defacto “renters.

How can you think we are free?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: BHO44 mandates violate the First Amendment

Saturday, January 21, 2012

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-admin-mandates-religious-employers-cover-contraception-cost-catholic-bishops-furious/

Faith Obama Admin Mandates Religious Employers Cover Contraception Cost, Catholic Bishops Furious
Posted on January 20, 2012 at 8:21pm by Tiffany Gabbay

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The Catholic Bishops of the United States are reportedly furious over what they call the “literally unconscionable” decision by the Obama Administration to require that contraception be included in virtually all health plans provided by religious-affiliated institutions to their employees.

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The Gooferment’s attack on the Church continues.

In clear violation of the First Amendment.

When do “We, The Sheeple” wake up?

When do Christians and Catholics stand up?

When do “we” stand for our rights?

You only have them if you defend them.

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NEWJERSEY: “Pivatize” DMV; just return it to the Insurance Companies

Saturday, July 17, 2010

http://www.northjersey.com/news/politics/070910_Christie_looks_to_privatize_motor_vehicle_inspections.html

Christie looks to privatize motor vehicle inspections, other services
Friday, July 9, 2010 Last updated: Thursday July 8, 2010, 10:20 PM
BY CLAIRE HEININGER State House Bureau

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New Jersey would close its centralized car inspection lanes and motorists would pay for their own emissions tests under a sweeping set of recommendations set to be released by the Christie administration today. State parks, psychiatric hospitals and even turnpike toll booths could also be run by private operators, according to the 57-page report on privatization obtained by The Star-Ledger. Preschool classrooms would no longer be built at public expense, state employees would pay for parking and private vendors would dish out food, deliver health care and run education programs behind prison walls.

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So, now, libertarians in training, pay close attention to another lesson in Gooferment!

Why is the State involved at all in “car inspection”?

Yes, little Johnny, you had your hand up first.

“To steal wealth from the people while forcing them to do what the State wants them to do!”

Verrrry gooood.

Before we had Gooferment car inspections, we people killing themselves deliberately in unsafe cars? Were innocents being killed or injured by unsafe cars? As a matter of fact, if you caused an accident, your lawyer would have to defend that claim in a court. If the plaintiff (i.e., plain “tiff” which is a computer picture format. Funny?) could prove that the defendant’s car was a POS, then the jury would punish plaintiff. And, plantiff’s insurance company. (Do you see where I am going here?)

Fast forward to today. All accidents are “no fault” and the State inspect your car that we all pay for in our taxes.

Who won on that proposition?

Insurance companies (transferring their costs to the taxpayer), politicians (rewarded by the insurance companies while they had contracts and jobs to give their friends), and bureaucrats (who had cushy jobs to earn big bucks and big pensions).

And, “We, The People” get our wealth stolen, while we still have to check our own cars for safety on a regular basis.

(BTW — By The Way — for extra credit, why not take a stab at guessing how the new and used car dealers felt about “mandatory inspections”? Just follow the money and it will all be revealed to you.)

Following along the same logic.

What would happen if “Governor Christie” really wanted to “privatize”?

“My fellow Taxpayers: There’s no reason for the State of New Jersey to be involved in the current auto scam at the behest of the Insurance Companies. So effective <Pick your favorite date. July 4th 2011?> People will be responsible for themselves, their actions, and the consequences of those actions. Good bye ‘no fault’ accidents. Should you have an accident. The police will arrest all involved who can not prove they have adequate in-force insurance. Those arrested will have adequate opportunity to post bond *in the amount of the accident’s cost. I have directed by my Commissioner of Insurance to come up with an easily understood table mapping the number of cars, number of injured, number of killed, and estimated property damage to the bond amount. (In all but the simplest fender benders, it will be in the millions. So if I were you I’d get insurance. Insurance companies, who are recognized by the State as deserving and credit worthy, will be allowed to sell drivers ‘insurance’. Proof of such insurance will be accepted by the police at accidents to be evidence of fiscal responsibility and allow the drivers to proceed without arrest. It will be responsibility of the Insurance company to identify the drivers they insure, the cars then insure, and all processes concerning that. The Gooferment will operate the police and courts as before. OK, now let’s stay safe out there.”

The Taxpayers wouldn’t be subsidizing the Insurance Companies. The politicians and bureaucrats wouldn’t be getting rich off us either.

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NEWJERSEY: Kyleigh’s Law a big mistake

Sunday, July 11, 2010

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20100710/OPINION02/7100313/Kyleigh-s-Law-a-big-mistake

Kyleigh’s Law a big mistake
July 10, 2010
JAKE NIEMAN
Kendall Park

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The law is much too strict, with the costs far outweighing benefits. Our legislators have spent considerable time and manpower on passing this bill. The law was passed in hopes of reducing teen driving fatalities, an admirable goal. There are approximately 5,000 teenage driving deaths per year, a large number alone but when in comparison to the total numbers not as bad.

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I agree, Jake. But see you’ll learn that three things motivate politicians: rewarding their friends, punishing their enemies, and feathering their own nests. And, I’m not sure as to the correct order. In this case, the politicians and bureaucrats “win”. You can’t vote, and usually don’t, so who cares if your rights are infringed. The costumed thugs, masquerading as police, get to steal more wealth. And, obviously, we need more bureaucrats to support this diktat, who turn around and vote religiously for their patron sainted politician. My biggest fear is that the Gooferment has put a huge bullseye on young drivers. If I’m a criminal, who should I target. Reminds me of when the (imaginary) State of Florida removed all rental car identification and aggressive tourist-injuring “hot” car thefts dropped dramatically. So, if I had a child, I wouldn’t permit them to put this modern day “Star of David” on any car they drove.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Arrest real criminals; not stupid people

Friday, July 9, 2010

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100708/NEWS01/7080348/-1/BUSINESS04/Cops-clip-Madrid-driver-in-mower-case

Cops clip Madrid driver in mower case
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS • rzilbermin@dmreg.com • July 8, 2010

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It may have been how Robert Grimstad was driving that caught people’s attention. He was all over the road. Or the fact it was after midnight and the 38-year-old didn’t have headlights on. Most likely, though, it was the fact he was riding a lawn mower down the highway.

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Doesn’t this point out the absurdity of Gooferment “laws”?

(It’s also absurd to call what the Gooferment passes and seeks to enforce a “law”. Diktat! I like the German word better. An authoritative or dogmatic statement or decree. When I think of “law”, I think of the “Law of Gravity”. <Remembering Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee saying to the mugger with a knife] “That’s not a knife.” [draws a very large Bowie knife] “This is a KNIFE.” ROFL> Yeah, “Law of Gravity” that’s a big hairy “you can’t break me” law. It says “GO ahead and try to break me. I dare you.” That’s a LAW!)

Any way, “drinking and driving” diktats started with the common sense idea that impair drivers are dangerous. But as usual, somewhere between common sense and effectiveness, the politicians and bureaucrats took a left turn. And, I use the word left accurately. It’s all about “feelings”. So, instead of insisting on a victim, they make up diktats where the Gooferment is the victim. If you have an accident and are found impaired, you lose a lot of stuff. If you injure some one, in addition you go to the “penalty box” for a long time. And, heaven forbid, you kill someone, you go to the isolation chamber for the rest of your life. None of this “sobriety checkpoints” and repeat offender “barbara streisand”. Penalties and sanctions with teeth.

Instead the police are arresting lawn mower drivers, argh!

Where’s the victim in this case?

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