Federal Subsidies Spur Massive Fraud | Cato @ Liberty

Friday, May 31, 2019

One of the problems with federal hand-out programs is that individuals take advantage of them and scam artists outright loot them. You see this in programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, school lunches, earned income tax credits, housing aid, student loans, and farm subsidies.Daily Beast writer Evan Wright has an appalling story of Christopher Bathum, who looted addiction-treatment funds made available by the Obamacare law. The law required addiction-treatment funding by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies.

Source: Federal Subsidies Spur Massive Fraud | Cato @ Liberty

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Sorry but all Gooferment “handouts” have “Unintended Consequences”.

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

Argh!

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North Korea executes a special envoy to the United States | Daily Mail Online

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Kim Jong-un is believed to be carrying out a massive purge following the failed U.S.-North Korea summit earlier this year after a special envoy to the U.S., Kim Hyok Chol (pictured), was executed.

Source: North Korea executes a special envoy to the United States | Daily Mail Online

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Sounds like Kim would be prefect for a Wall Street job.  Maybe a Wall Street regulator?

In his first day on the job training manual should have a chapter on “You can’t call the secret police to execute a Wall Streeter who fails to follow your regulation or anyoneelse who displease you.”   (Hmmm, I guess that’s true if your name isn’t Clinton.)

Wow.  Wonder who want this guy’s job next?

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Killing Assange? – May 30th Update

Thursday, May 30, 2019

RPI Board Member Judge Andrew Napolitano hits the nail squarely on the head:

Why was Assange indicted? Government killers are a mob, and mobs love anonymity. Assange assaulted their love by ending that anonymity. When the government kills and rejoices and lies about it in our names, we have a right to know of its behavior. Democracies spy on us all, yet they persist in punishing, to the ends of the earth, those who dare to shine a light upon them. Tyrannies do the same.

Source: Killing Assange? – May 30th Update

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Don’t expose the politicians and bureaucrats for what they are!

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Alan Dershowitz: ‘Shame on Mueller,’ He ‘Revealed His Partisan Bias’

Thursday, May 30, 2019

No prosecutor should ever say or do anything for the purpose of helping one party or the other. I cannot imagine a plausible reason why Mueller went beyond his report and gratuitously suggested that President Trump might be guilty, except to help Democrats in Congress and to encourage impeachment talk and action. Shame on Mueller for abusing his position of trust and for allowing himself to be used for such partisan advantage.

Source: Alan Dershowitz: ‘Shame on Mueller,’ He ‘Revealed His Partisan Bias’

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Like most things coming out of the “District of Corruption”, it’s always “partisan”.

Interesting the AD took so long to come to this conclusion.

Remember the three “laws” of political motivation: (1) reward your friends; (2) punish your enemies; and (3) feather your own nest.

In this case, Mueller has done all three to the detriment of a polite civil society here in the USA.

Why should any politician or bureaucrat be taken at face value ever?  At least, used car salesmen are “honest” — they want your money.

Argh!

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Silver – Eight Years Later | The Deviant Investor

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

CONCLUSIONS:The dollar devalues and stocks, gold and silver rise exponentially in nominal prices.Prices for silver and gold are inexpensive in 2019 compared to the S&P 500 Index. That will change.Prices for silver are inexpensive compared to gold. That will change.Timing is unclear, but 2019 appears to be a transition year for many markets.Central banks, the banking cartel and governments prefer rising stocks and bonds, lower interest rates, and weak metals prices. That will change as central banks lose control of debt creation, inflation and the economy.

Source: Silver – Eight Years Later | The Deviant Investor

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Hard not to see some very ugly chickens coming home to roost.

“Get small in your hole” — Infantry advice with incoming

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These 30 Responses To U.S. Army Asking ‘How Has Serving Impacted You?’ Was Not What They Were Expecting To Hear

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day weekend is meant to be a time of reflection to honor the Americans who have served, so two days before the weekend the U.S. Army reached out to veterans via Twitter to ask them to share how their service had impacted their lives – and it’s easy to say it backfired.

Source: These 30 Responses To U.S. Army Asking ‘How Has Serving Impacted You?’ Was Not What They Were Expecting To Hear

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Read this and then tell me about how much America reveres its vets.

Best way to honor them is to bring all the girls and boys home now.

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“Wikipedia is…broken,” controlled by special interests and bad actors, says co-founder | Sharyl Attkisson

Monday, May 27, 2019

What’s worse is that agenda editors related to pharmaceutical interests and the partisan blog Media Matters control my Wikipedia biographical page, making sure that slanted or false information stays on it. For example, they falsely refer to my reporting as “anti-vaccine,” and imply my reporting on the topic has been discredited. In fact, my vaccine and medical reporting has been recognized by top national journalism awards organizations, and has even been cited as a source in a peer reviewed scientific publication. However, anyone who tries to edit this factual context and footnotes onto my page finds it is quickly removed.

Source: “Wikipedia is…broken,” controlled by special interests and bad actors, says co-founder | Sharyl Attkisson

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Maybe the academics were correct in not allowing Wikipedia citations in academic papers?

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