PEACE: Why Washington Blows Up Over A European Army

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, “Insulting” – that’s how US President Donald Trump sharply reacted to the idea of a “real European army” proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron. And it was how Macron rationalized the need for an independent military force for Europe that perhaps most irked the American leader.

Source: Why Washington Blows Up Over A European Army

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Perhaps, this “european army” might be the key to winding down the overstretching of the USA’s military and finances?

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 LIBERTARIAN:[David E. Bernstein] American Civil Liberties Union, RIP

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The ACLU no longer even pretends to believe in civil liberties. In the late 1960s, the ACLU was a small but powerful liberal organization devoted to a civil libertarian agenda composed primarily of devotion to freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and the rights of accused criminals.

Source: [David E. Bernstein] American Civil Liberties Union, RIP

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It’s been going hard “left” for a long time.  So sad, it’s a great loss to our “civil society”.

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MONEY: Ocasio-Cortez’s rise reveals rampant economic illiteracy in US

Friday, November 16, 2018

Every educated person should understand basic supply and demand. If someone is in the business of laking laws that the rest of us must adhere to, they should ABSOLUTELY have a basic understanding of supply and demand. Sadly, economic ignorance is widespread among both the public and lawmakers.

Source: Ocasio-Cortez’s rise reveals rampant economic illiteracy in US

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It’s sad that some one so “uneducated” could be elected.

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GUNS: The failure of gun control

Friday, November 16, 2018

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/08/gun-control-failed-thousand-oaks-california-debates-editorials/1932461002/

In California, gun control fails once again
Erich Pratt, Opinion contributor
Published 5:37 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2018 | Updated 9:38 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2018

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Wednesday’s California bar shooting was in a gun-free zone, where good guys cannot legally carry firearms: Opposing view

Once again, we see the failure of gun control in preventing a horrible tragedy.

Wednesday’s California bar shooting was in a gun-free zone, where good guys cannot legally carry firearms.

Gun-free zones are magnets for killers. Consider that almost 98 percent of public mass shootings in this country occur in these mandatory victim zones.

But where citizens can protect themselves, the situation is much different. Within the past month, two potential mass shootings were averted by law-abiding citizens who used their concealed firearms.

But the anti-gun left fails to mention how these two citizens saved lives in those incidents. Why is that?

We will never rid ourselves of one basic problem: Bad guys with evil intent will always acquire some kind of “weapon” to commit violence.

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Sadly, once again, the Gooferment thinks it can defy “natural law”.  Criminals don’t obey laws and “gun restriction laws” are no different.  

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Stop the insanity!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: An interesting example of free market drugs

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Recently my fiancée went on a trip overseas for a week.  She realized that she was running low on her pain med for her amputation’s pain, so she went into town for a refill.  Walks into a pharmacy, tells them what she needs, and gets it no prescription, doctor involved, and no Gooferment forms. 

Hmmm!

The next day, she decides to get some more.  Same foreign country; different town.  Goes into a different pharmacy, but they don’t have her “brand”.  But the helpful man says that he has Lyrica.  (Back in the good old USA, she could not get Lyrica be cause it wasn’t “covered” and cost $800 for 30 day supply.)  So she buys 10 pills for $22.  Never having taken in before, she waited to try it until she returned home.  Sure enough, it’s perfect for her pain. 

Now she’s on a mission.  It takes a week to get the doctor to transmit a prescription to the pharmacy.  By the time, the pharmacy is closed.  (She’s in pain and she knows she needs the Lyrica.)  Calls the 24/7 pharmacy of the same company and begs.  Can’t transfer it because “it’s a controlled deadly drug”.  Really!  (They had  “transferred” her old other “controlled deadly drug” when we were in Seaside Heights and she ran out.)  She’s not taking than answer and after 30 minutes on the phone (most of which was on hold), they relent.

I drive down and get it.  $325 for 30 day supply.  Insurance deductible. 

Argh!

Anyone wonder why I think the free market is a better answer to our needs.

Time to deregulate medical care?  I think so. Just make the FDA an advisory opinion. Stop the professional “license” game.

Argh!

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Maryland Shooting Illustrates What Will Happen If Guns Are Confiscated

Saturday, November 10, 2018

There are people out there who we describe as anti-gun who may not want to take away your guns. They might want to make it virtually impossible for you to buy any more, sell yours, or leave them to your kids, but they don’t actually want to take them away from you.

Source: Maryland Shooting Illustrates What Will Happen If Guns Are Confiscated

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Interesting that NO ONE knew who sought the protective order.

I predict that police, or others, who seek to enforce such orders will come out on the losing end.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: THE GALL: Bernanke Says the Fed Needs System to Bailout Shadow Banks

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Robert Wenzel

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: THE GALL: Bernanke Says the Fed Needs System to Bailout Shadow Banks

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No conflict of interest here!

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