A Not-So-Modest Proposal, by L. Neil Smith

Basically, it will be a felony for any Congressional candidate (for example) to accept campaign contributions money from outside his or her Congressional district. Similarly Senatorial candidates may not accept money from outside their state. And, possibly most important, Presidential candidates may not accept money from outside the United States.

Source: A Not-So-Modest Proposal, by L. Neil Smith

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I like this idea!!!

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Report: Food Freedom Flourishes in Three States with Government Regulators Out of the Way | | Tenth Amendment Center

Food freedom flourishes in states where government regulators simply get out of the way. The proof is in the pudding – the and cakes and the bread and the raw milk.

According to a recent Forbes article, hundreds of local business have sprouted up across three states that have passed food freedom laws in recent years without a single report of foodborne illness.

Food freedom laws exempt small food producing businesses from onerous regulations and licensing requirements. These businesses can sell directly to the consumer from a home, farm or ranch, as well as at farmers’ markets and roadside stands.

Wyoming enacted the first such law in 2015. The expansive law even allows poultry farmers with fewer than 1,000 birds to sell chicken and turkey, along with products made from their birds. It also authorizes the sale of raw milk, rabbit meat and most farm-raised fish.

Source: Report: Food Freedom Flourishes in Three States with Government Regulators Out of the Way | | Tenth Amendment Center

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Let’s get the Gooferment out of the way and we’ll all be better off!

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Kentucky black vulture damage: Protected birds are terrorizing farms

Black vultures are multiplying in Kentucky, and their greater numbers have made them more desperate for food – even if it’s alive

Source: Kentucky black vulture damage: Protected birds are terrorizing farms

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More Gooferment stupidity!

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How a Native American reservation got ensnared in border crisis

When President Trump proposed a barrier along the southern border with Mexico, a Tohono O’odham elder famously declared that the tribe did not understand the concept, having no word for “wall” in their native language.

Source: How a Native American reservation got ensnared in border crisis

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Sorry, I feel bad what happened to your people, but you lost. Yes the “great white father lied”; but he’s lied to us “white folk” too. Reference social security . Unfortunately “might makes right”.

“Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

The issue us settled. Sad as it is, it’s over.

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Teen leaps out Chick-fil-A drive-thru window to save boy who is choking on a seat belt inside a car | Daily Mail Online

Despite his nonchalance immediately after the fact, Simmons admitted that ‘I do feel like a hero’ and said he’s ‘still kind of shocked right now myself that all this has happened.’

Source: Teen leaps out Chick-fil-A drive-thru window to save boy who is choking on a seat belt inside a car | Daily Mail Online

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Chick-fil-A stories always disprove the narrative that these are hate-filled people.

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The Nonprofit Hospital That Makes Millions, Owns a Collection Agency and Relentlessly Sues the Poor — ProPublica

Nonprofit hospitals pay virtually no local, state or federal income tax. In return, they provide community benefits, including charity care to low-income patients. In Memphis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has brought 8,300 lawsuits for unpaid medical bills in just five years.

Source: The Nonprofit Hospital That Makes Millions, Owns a Collection Agency and Relentlessly Sues the Poor — ProPublica

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There should be no such thing as a “non-profit”.  Profits are the “traffic signals” of the “invisible hand” of a truly free market.

NO MARGIN = NO MISSION.

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RANT: The “Delphic Oracle” problem — Predict but can’t change

2019-Jun-28

Anyone else find that they can “predict” the future, but are powerless to change it.

I call it the “Delphic Oracle” problem.

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The Delphic Oracle was the most influential religious site in the ancient Greek world.  Speaking from a tripod in a crypt under the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the priestess called the Pythia acted as a medium for the god, and spoke the divine prophecies while in a state of trance or possession. 

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When people ask the Oracle a question, they got a cryptic answer and the heard what the wanted. 

Sometimes when people pose a “problem” to me, I give them my best answer. And then they go off and do what they want.

Often, I can foresee the consequences of choices — no great skill to “foresee” a disaster from an “obviously” bad choice — but it’s frustrating that you can’t prevent the disaster.

Argh!

Maybe the solution is to just stop “advising” or “predicting” and  just say “no opinion” or some other weasel words or platitudes.

Argh!

“Hmmm, that’s an interesting question, or situation, what do you think is the best course of action?”

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The FCC Is Siding With Landlords and Comcast Over Tenants Who Want Broadband Choices | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Right to Choose Communications Services Provider” ordinance (also known as Article 52) that hinders a payola scheme cooked up between big cable companies like Comcast and landlords. In just a few short years since its enactment, a great number of apartments in San Francisco have at least four options for broadband service, including affordable gigabit fiber service. Fearing that other cities would follow suit, a whole range of associations and corporations that represent landlords and the cable industry pushed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hard to block these local efforts. For a federal agency tasked with promoting competition, it shouldn’t be a close call to simply ignore these groups. But that is not what the FCC plans to do next month.

Source: The FCC Is Siding With Landlords and Comcast Over Tenants Who Want Broadband Choices | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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“Regulatory capture”.

The FCC should be abolished. Along with all the other unconstitutional parts of the “regulatory deep state”.

Argh!

If the Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah was serious about states rights, then CAL-EXIT would be done by know.

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CSU’s secret surplus: Time for accountability | The Sacramento Bee

Here we go again: Another scandal involving a state-funded entity hoarding a secret stockpile of money. This time, an investigation by California State Auditor Elaine Howle discovered $1.5 billion in surplus funds hidden in outside accounts controlled by the California State University system.

Source: CSU’s secret surplus: Time for accountability | The Sacramento Bee

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More evidence that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

Why do we have Gooferment Skrules at ANY level?

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Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

Democrats in a House agriculture subcommittee lashed out at a retired millionaire who applied for and received food stamps in an effort to prove that eligibility for the government benefits in his home state of Minnesota were too lax and could be easily exploited.

Source: Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

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Sure, you’d think they would say “thanks; we’ll fix it immediately”!

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

Argh!

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Cat in Colorado chases bear up a tree | Daily Mail Online

That’s a WILD cat! Fierce feline flies at a black bear and chases it up a tree when it gets too closeYoung bear ambled along in Woodland Park, Colorado while ginger cat watchedAfter a tense stand-off, the bear darted about 20ft up a tree within seconds Black bears are generally timid, and this one reacted with a flight response

By NICK ENOCH FOR MAILONLINEPUBLISHED: 14:10 EDT, 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:11 EDT, 25 June 2019

Source: Cat in Colorado chases bear up a tree | Daily Mail Online

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Once again, it’s not the size of the cat in the fight, but the size of the fight in the cat!

Laugh!

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Project Veritas – Google Exec Decries Trump’s Election: ‘How Do We Prevent It from Happening Again’ | Breitbart

According to her professional profile, Gennai works on “responsible innovation” in the Global Affairs division of Google — the same division run by Kent Walker, the Google VP who has declared his intention to make the populist-nationalist movement represented by Donald Trump a “blip” or “hiccup” in history, which he said “bends towards progress.”

Walker made these statements just days after the 2016 election, in a confidential video recording that was leaked to Breitbart News.

Are you an insider at Google or any other corporation who wants to confidentially reveal wrongdoing or political bias at your company? Reach out to Allum Bokhari at his secure email address allumbokhari@protonmail.com.

Source: Project Veritas – Google Exec Decries Trump’s Election: ‘How Do We Prevent It from Happening Again’ | Breitbart

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What happened to “do no wrong”?

If they are going to “edit” the content, then they are responsible for ALL the content.  Time for the Gooferment, as the fair and impartial referee, to smack them with a fine that will get their attention and get them to change their “evil” ways.

Argh!

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Note: The reporter is using a Swiss email account.

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Queen left ‘horrified’ by plague of Buckingham Palace rats as court calls pest control – The Sun

BUCKINGHAM Palace has called in a pest ­control squad to tackle a plague of rats and mice said to have left the Queen “horrified”. Officials decided to get help with the problem after a rat was spo…

Source: Queen left ‘horrified’ by plague of Buckingham Palace rats as court calls pest control – The Sun

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I guess getting cats instead of corgis is too complicated.

And Gooferment “workers” need to be trained to clean up and close cupboards?

I just shake my head sometimes.

Makes me think of “galactically stupid!” from the the Tom Cruise movie.

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Kaffee: [interrupts with game-show buzzer sound] eeehhhhh! I’m sorry, your time’s run out! What do we have for the losers, judge? Well, for our defendants, it’s a life time at exotic Fort Leavenworth! And, for defense counsel Kaffee, that’s right, it’s a court martial! Yes, Johnny! After falsely accusing a highly decorated Marine officer of conspiracy and perjury, Lieutenant Kaffee will have a long and prosperous career teaching… typewriter maintenance at the Rocco Globbo School for Women! Thank you for playing “Should we or should we not follow the advice of the galactically stupid!” — Lt. Daniel Kaffee in A Few Good Men played by Tom Cruise

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Sanders to propose canceling entire $1.6 trillion in US student loan debt – StamfordAdvocate

Sanders to propose canceling entire $1.6 trillion in US student loan debtJeff Stein, The Washington Post Published 11:21 pm EDT, Sunday, June 23, 2019

Source: Sanders to propose canceling entire $1.6 trillion in US student loan debt – StamfordAdvocate

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http://tomwoods.com/d/bernie.pdf

More lunacy from Crazy Old Bernie.  He’s a certified Communist and look how well that’s worked out throughout history.

Argh!

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Young People on Both Sides of the Aisle Find Ocasio-Cortez’s Comments Appalling

“This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border,” she said — then doubling down on those comments in an Instagram live video.

Source: Young People on Both Sides of the Aisle Find Ocasio-Cortez’s Comments Appalling

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Did she forget who created what she’s calling “concentration camps”?

Yup, BHO44.

Did she forget who started separating “children” from their “families”?

Yup, BHO44.  In his defense, it appears that these are not “families” but children are rented to provide cover for the invasion.

Did she forget who started dumping muslim “refugees” in Wisconsin?

Yup, BHO44. And, now they are voting just like the D’s wanted all along.

These “refugees” are taking over the USA and it’s not going to be pretty or good for the USA.

And, with respect to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AKA AOC, the word “insipience” comes to mind. (It was used on me when I was in Manhattan Prep. Along with the admonition, “look it up; it’s not a compliment.” Had to go to the huge dictionary in the library to find it. Those good Brothers were always plotting to make us work.)

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Save Our Sandwiches — Georgia’s Department of Public Health Is Going After a Charity That Feeds Hungry Kids for Using ‘Uncertified’ Kitchens – Reason.com

“I don’t think the government’s supposed to be the one that’s out there doing all the feeding and trying to take care of people,” Reighard says. “I just hate to see people demotivated because you’ve just got layers of bureaucracy that say that you can’t take something that’s on your heart and actually do it. That would mean that if you decided you wanted to make 15 or 20 sandwiches and you wanted to drive down to a place where you knew that there were some homeless people hand them out, you’d be in violation.” The group has now started a “Save Our Sandwiches” campaign.

Source: Georgia’s Department of Public Health Is Going After a Charity That Feeds Hungry Kids for Using ‘Uncertified’ Kitchens – Reason.com

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This is GOVEROTRAGEOUS and may even be GOVERNACIDE!

What’s next lemonade stands?

Where Georgia’s governor?  Isn’t he an R?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Manhattan Community Access Corp is not a “state actor”?

2019-Jun-18

https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/manhattan-community-access-corp-v-halleck/

This summary is only being sent to Libertarian Party members. It is also on our website.

Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck

The court held that Manhattan Community Access Corp., the private nonprofit corporation runs public access television channels in Manhattan, is not a “state actor” and is therefore not subject to the First Amendment. Libertarians will agree that the private property rights of the corporation overrule any standards mandated by the government.

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A private nonprofit corporation has private property rights?

As both a big L and little L libertarian, I am not sure if I agree with that. 

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Chris Christie: AOC Misleads People by Promising Free College and Health Care Without a Way to Pay

Former New Jersey governor slammed both the progressive New York lawmaker and the media for letting her off so easily

Source: Chris Christie: AOC Misleads People by Promising Free College and Health Care Without a Way to Pay

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Chris Christie said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants tuition-free college, she wants $15 minimum wage for everybody, she wants health care for everybody.

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And, I want to be thin, young, and handsome.  Ain’t possible.

All the “Democratic Socialists” — whatever the hell that is — are spending OPM (Other Peoples’ Money).

“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money [to spend].” — attributed to Margaret Thatcher https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Margaret_Thatcher

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Norway island of Sommaroy wants to be world’s first time-free zone | CNN Travel

On this island in West Tromsø, north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn’t set from May 18 right through to July 26, a full 69 days.

Source: Norway island of Sommaroy wants to be world’s first time-free zone | CNN Travel

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Interesting geography lesson.

It also reinforces my rant about time zones!  They are just labels.  So why can’t we have on universal time zone and date — GMT.

It’s a human meme; so whay can’t we change it?

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Supreme Court ruling deals potential blow to Paul Manafort as he battles state charges | Fox News

“Although the dual-sovereignty rule is often dubbed an ‘exception’ to the double jeopardy right, it is not an exception at all,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion. “On the contrary, it follows from the text that defines that right in the first place.”

Source: Supreme Court ruling deals potential blow to Paul Manafort as he battles state charges | Fox News

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Sorry it sounds like double jeopardy to me!

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Relatives of Harlem fire victims plan to sue city for billions

The notices of claim say the city and the New York City Housing Authority “failed to comply with proper designs and safety standards” and allowed “hazardous and unsafe conditions” at the building.

Under the city’s settlement with the federal government, it would funnel $2.2 billion to NYCHA over 10 years to fix rampant problems.

A spokesman for the city Law Department called the fatal fire “a tragic incident.

“The city will review the notice of claim,” he said.

Source: Relatives of Harlem fire victims plan to sue city for billions

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One has to ask the question, why is the City running a “housing authority”?

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TINFOILHAT: The Mueller Report Raises New Questions About The Seth Rich Murder Case

Twelve days after he was murdered, Wikileaks began dumping 44,000 DNC emails and the rumors that Rich had stolen and then leaked the emails began to swirl. Here are a few:

  • Seth was ordered killed by Hillary Clinton because he knew something about her email scandal.
  • Seth was killed by Russians posing as FBI agents investigating the Clintons.
  • Seth was killed because he slipped DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

Source: The Mueller Report Raises New Questions About The Seth Rich Murder Case

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By killing him, it advances the “Russian Collusion” narrative.

If he was the source of the leaks — which seems most likely to me from what I have read, then this “conspiracy theory” has “legs”.

More attention needs to be paid to solving this poor soul’s murder.  He may be an unsung patriot for exposing the corruption in the DNC and the American political process.

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Millions in Dark Money Flows to Pro-Abortion Groups

Arabella Advisors establishes groups under trade, or fictitious, names, and acts as their “fiscal sponsor,” which allows the groups to avoid filing public returns to the Internal Revenue Service. The network also acts as a “pass-through” entity for left-wing donors, who do not have to mark their money as going to the exact group that they are funding, but rather can make out the contributions to the particular arm at Arabella where the group is located.

Source: Millions in Dark Money Flows to Pro-Abortion Groups

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Shouldn’t politicians only be allowed to accept contributions from voters in their own district?

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3 Key Facts About California’s ‘Medicare for Illegals’ Plan | Breitbart

Even California can’t afford “Medicare for All.” The California plan is ambitious: as Fox News reported, “Families of four earning as much as $150,500 a year would get help paying monthly health insurance premiums.” But even far-left California does not go as far as providing “Medicare for All,” despite the fact that Democrats want such a plan (and even passed one in the California State Senate in 2017). The problem: even California cannot figure out how to pay for the proposal.

Source: 3 Key Facts About California’s ‘Medicare for Illegals’ Plan | Breitbart

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Absolute craziness?

Where is the CALEXIT movement in the other 49 States?

Cut them loose.

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Bernalillo County DA Raul Torrez, Idiot or Liar?, by Mike Blessing

The power of the sword, say the minority …, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. —Tench Coxe, Letter to the Pennsylvania Gazette, 20 February 1788

Source: Bernalillo County DA Raul Torrez, Idiot or Liar?, by Mike Blessing

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Don’t let the tyrants disarm the People.  Trains to the camps is the next step.

“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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The Stories are Beginning to Exceed even the Gullibility of Americans, by Paul Craig Roberts – The Unz Review

The past couple of days have seen interesting developments. The US or Israel struck a Japanese ship with small rockets and tried to blame it on Iranian mines. The Japanese ship owner put a halt to the false flag event. He pointed out that the damage was above, not below the water line and that crew members observed objects approaching in the air.

Source: The Stories are Beginning to Exceed even the Gullibility of Americans, by Paul Craig Roberts – The Unz Review

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Wonder if “We, The Sheeple” are watching?

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