GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Drinking age?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

http://listverse.com/2016/07/15/top-10-little-known-facts-about-alcohol/

Top 10 Little-Known Facts About Alcohol
ADAM R. RAMOS JULY 15, 2016 

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The drinking age in the United States has varied between 18 to its current state of 21. Such an age would be absurd in 10 percent of the world, given that a total of 19 countries have no minimum drinking age at all, such as Sierra Leone and Cambodia. Fortunately, Antigua, Barbuda, and the Central African Republic are a little stricter when it comes to alcohol consumption—their minimum drinking ages are between 10 and 15 years old.

However, no laws are more stringent than the 16 countries where alcohol is illegal to consume at any age, such as Afghanistan, Somalia, and Pakistan. Iran, whose ban on alcohol was instituted after the 1979 revolution, displayed just how serious a criminal offence drinking was in 2012, when two men were sentenced to death for drinking alcohol. The men had two prior convictions for which they each received 80 lashes.

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I remember a time in my youth when in Nevada there was no speed limits, no drinking age, and prostitution was legal. The Mob ran the state and it was all very nice and peaceful.

Then, at the time, the drinking age in Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerk was 18. But I had my first beer at 14 in bar with my Dad. I drank there frequently and was never “carded” (i.e., asked for proof of age) until my 18th birthday. After that, the price of beer was half what it was when I was under age. (Guess that was the bar’s ‘risk premium’?)

SO why to we need the Gooferment telling us what we can do or put into our bodies. Are we their “human cattle”?

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The depths of the HRC cover up

Thursday, July 14, 2016

2016-Jul-14

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/14/gag-order-fbi-confirms-special-secrecy-agreements-for-agents-in-clinton-email-probe.html

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The New York Post first reported that the “Case Briefing Acknowledgement” was signed by the Clinton email agents, citing anonymous sources, but the Grassley letter is believed to be the first public acknowledgement by the FBI, and includes a sample copy of the non-disclosure agreement.

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Can’t have any of those “messy details” leak out about another Clinton cover up!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Why do we stand for this?

Friday, July 8, 2016

2016-Jul-08

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/07/andrew-p-napolitano/guilty-not-charged/

The Department of Political Justice
By Andrew P. Napolitano
July 7, 2016

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Comey has argued that somehow there is such a legal chasm between extreme carelessness and gross negligence that the feds cannot bridge it. That is not an argument for him to make. That is for a jury to decide after a judge instructs the jury about what Comey fails to understand: There is not a dime’s worth of difference between these two standards. Extreme carelessness is gross negligence.

Unless, of course, one is willing to pervert the rule of law yet again to insulate a Clinton yet again from the law enforcement machinery that everyone else who fails to secure state secrets should expect.

Why do we stand for this?

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We have long known that there was one set of rules for the rich and rest of us.

This just proves it.

I’m so frustrated with this I can’t even think how I can “not stand for it”!

What does the Judge propose?

All I can think of is “Anybody but Hillary”.

Hence, I’ll support choice.

The American system only allows two “parties” — effectively.

We saw Bill Clinton get elected when Ross Perot — a Democrat in Republican Conservative garb — split the vote.

So, unfortunately, I’ll support and vote for Trump — the prettiest horse in the glue factory coral. 

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Senator Joe Manchin should resign

Saturday, June 18, 2016

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/host-calls-for-senator-joe-manchin-to-resign-after-comments-over-due-process/

Host Calls For Senator Joe Manchin to Resign after Comments Over Due Process.
By Jason Stapleton –  Jun 17, 2016

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Yesterday I alluded to some comments by Senator Joe Manchin on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The senator suggested that the problem with gun violence today has to do with due process. That pesky 5th amendment that requires the government to have evidence against you before charging you with a crime.

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https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/call-resignation-senator-joe-manchin 

When a Senator takes office he swears an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of our country. Senator Joe Manchin has shown that he has not only failed to uphold the ideals of the Constitution, but is actively attempting to destroy the foundations of our country with his recent disregard and disapproval of the right to due process as outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment.

“No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

I am calling on Congress to demand his resignation for failing to uphold his duties as a Senator.

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I am pleased to sign this petition and urge everyone to do the same.

We don’t have to be “terrorized” into giving up our rights like “We, The Sheeple”!

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When a Senator takes office he swears an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of our country. Senator Joe Manchin has shown that he has not only failed to uphold the ideals of the Constitution, but is actively attempting to destroy the foundations of our country with his recent disregard and disapproval of the right to due process as outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment.

“No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

I am calling on Congress to demand his resignation for failing to uphold his duties as a Senator.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: US foreign policy make terrorism

Saturday, June 18, 2016

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/a-view-on-orlando-you-wont-hear-in-the-mainstream-media/

A View On Orlando You Won’t Hear in The Mainstream Media
By Jason Stapleton –  Jun 13, 2016

It’s a struggle to talk about an event like the Orlando massacre. I mean, it would be easy if I just followed one pre-approved philosophical line. I could blame radical Islam, and certainly there is plenty of room for that. I could blame guns since it’s such an easy target. What you can’t do though is suggest our own actions may have been a contributing factor to the events this weekend.

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Jason made some great points:

  • Guns are not the issue. Although the talking heads have demonstrated that they know nothing about firearms (e.g., “gunshot loophole”; 700 rounds per minutes; “assault weapon”).
     
  • It was a gun free zone!
  • It’s not about gay rights. 
  • The police waited 4 hours to assault the nightclub. It’s a miracle that even more people didn’t die when you gave the bad guy all that time.
     
  • The guy was an American citizen who was investigated twice. His coworkers at the SECURITY firm say he was radicalized. So what are the background checks checking?
     
  • The US foreign policy is provoking the angry response. 

We need to have a serious conversation about the intrusive Gooferment interference in our everyday lives.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Unconstitutional takings need to be stopped

Thursday, June 16, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/06/12/an-important-legal-victory-for-property-rights-in-the-north-carolina-supreme-court/

The Volokh Conspiracy
Opinion
An important legal victory for property rights in the North Carolina Supreme Court
By Ilya Somin June 12 at 11:35 AM 

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The North Carolina Supreme Court recently issued an important unanimous decision blocking what would have been a major uncompensated expropriation of property rights by the state. 

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The decision has implications that go beyond the Map Act and the taking of property for road-building. Had the ruling gone the other way, it might well have opened the door to uncompensated takings in various other situations, as well. There are many situations where the state might want to lower the value of property by indefinitely banning development, so it can then take the property at a later date in order to use it for a public project, or even to transfer it to influential private interests under the guise of promoting “economic development” or alleviating blight. Such takings were ruled to be permissible “public uses” by the Supreme Court in the controversial Kelo case in 2005, and are still permitted in all too many states even in the aftermath of the massive political backlash against Kelo.

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Unfortunately, Kelo was a disaster. 

We strayed far from the Constitutional meaning of “taking”.

“We, The Sheeple” need to push the politicians and bureaucrats harder for more legal protections. Every “taking” must be vigorously opposed.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: End the National Flood Insurance Program!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/end-the-national-flood-insurance-program.html

End the National Flood Insurance Program?
The media spotlighted the issues!
Eric Holdeman | June 4, 2016

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In the Frontline program, the question was asked about how much profit the insurance companies make on the program with no good answer from FEMA. And I personally was amazed that FEMA paid for the litigation costs for the insurance companies, leaving the poor claimants to fight the insurance companies on their own dime. Clearly, reforms are needed — big reforms, not just tweaking the program.

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Here’s yet another Gooferment program that is Crony Capitalism (i.e., handouts for Big Insurance) and a subsidy program for the rich.

After Sandy, folks like myself who paid for “flood insurance” for 30 years found out they got no benefit because it wasn’t their primary residence. When I asked what I paid for, I was told: “I guess you made a mistake.” Argh!

Yet, “rich people” get their houses rebuilt time after time. 

In places in NJ where the Gooferment has rebuilt the same communities over and over under the guise of “flood insurance” and “helping devastated families”.

Argh!

In a real free market insurance, an insurance company would NOT insure a repeated loss for a house in a river valley time after time. Unless the premium was astronomical.

The Gooferment subsidizes poor decisions at the expense of the Taxpayers.

Sounds like this program should be killed immediately!

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