GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Bryan Lowman got screwed by the Army

Friday, February 17, 2017

https://goo.gl/P5wJui

In this link https://goo.gl/P5wJui, American Legion National Commander Schmidt has made me aware of the plight of Bryan Lowman.

This is unacceptable to me as a vet and an AL member.

I’ve asked my two US Senators and my Congresswomen—

Jeanne Shaheen @SenatorShaheen

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan  @senatorhassan

Ann McLane Kuster @RepAnnieKuster

 

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— to respond: “Please advise what you plan to do to correct this inequity. FYI I am a registered NH voter and vote religiously. I will be posting this and any response from you on my blog and at any post I visit.”

I’d urge everyone to do the same and let’s see if “We, The Sheeple”can protect this vet.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment “licenses” are unnecessary; some are really absurd

Thursday, February 16, 2017

http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2017/02/09/nebraska-may-soon-cut-regulations-for-barbers-military-spouses-even-potato-shippers/#3326443a55d7

FEB 9, 2017 @ 05:10 PM

Nebraska May Soon Cut Regulations For Barbers, Military Spouses, Even Potato Shippers
Institute For Justice (We are the national law firm for liberty.)
Nick Sibilla, Contributor

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Now more than a dozen licenses are in reformers’ crosshairs. Proposed legislation would lower the number of hours needed to become a licensed barber or cosmetologist from 2,100 hours of training to 1,500. That bill would also halve the required hours for massage therapists, and reduce coursework requirements for nail technicians by at least a third. The one-year experience requirement for title examiners would also be repealed. And separate legislation would allow military spouses with active, out-of-state nursing licenses to apply to practice in Nebraska.

One of the more unusual laws that may be on the chopping block is Nebraska’s license for potato shipping. Since 1945, anyone involved in shipping at least 180,000 pounds of Nebraska-grown potatoes has to obtain a license from the state’s Department of Agriculture. Potato shippers then must pay a tax (no more than two cents) for every 100 pounds of potatoes they transport, raising $75,000 in revenue each year. Only 12 licenses are currently active, according to the Department, and—thankfully—the state hasn’t had to discipline any sinister spud shippers.

Licensing is now one of the biggest issues for Nebraska’s labor markets. Today, one-third of the state’s workforce needs either a license or certificate from the government before they can legally work. All that red tape adds up: the Heritage Foundation found that occupational licensing costs the average Nebraska household over $940 each year.

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The free market will provide better protection. 

Ever heard of “Underwriters Laboratory”? Try and buy an appliance at Walmart that doesn’t have a UL label. You don’t even have to think about electrical safety. And all without the Gooferment!’

I have a litany of Gooferment bureaucrat stupidity — like the electrical inspector who had failed the state’s own test for electricians, but he was qualified to inspect other licensed electrician’s work. 

When will “We, The Sheeple” recognize that Gooferment “licensing” is Crony Capitalism at work.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Payday firms serve to educate the individual?

Friday, February 10, 2017

https://mises.org/blog/new-front-war-payday-lenders

A New Front in the War on Payday Lenders
02/03/2017
Alice Salles

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By ignoring the need for firms willing to take the a risk on low-income borrowers, regulators — and Google — ignore the payday lenders’ importance. Not only because the low-income community has no standing with big banks, but because the payday firms serve to educate the individual. 

For those who have been in a low-income situation, however, the need for quick, easy loans is apparent.

When I needed access to a loan quickly, I am glad I had a payday loan in my neighborhood. I needed the money then and there and I got it, but most importantly, I was truly happy the lenders imposed incentives to pay it all back. Which is what happened.

Life can be hard at times. And many people need any help they can get. And, they often need help fast. Conventional banks simply don’t offer these services.

Google is a private company and is entitled to decide for themselves who can work with them as advertisers. However, by working with regulators to attempt to put payday lenders out of business, Google is only working to further limit access to loans for low-income households, and making life even harder than it needs to be. 

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It’s easy to imagine the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats sitting in their ivory tower offices “knowing what’s best for the poor slobs”.

In actuality, if the Gooferment hadn’t prevented Walmart from entering the “banking industry”, then maybe Pay Day loans wouldn’t be needed. 

The Gooferment Skrules don’t teach “home economics” — or any other kind of economics — so where are folks supposed to learn about money and interest.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Depreciation is a real expense; the Gooferment is clueless

Thursday, January 26, 2017

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEW_YORK_GOVERNOR_AGING_PIPES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-01-22-11-31-40

Jan 22, 11:31 AM EST
NY GOVERNOR SEEKS $2B TO FIX SOME OF NATION’S OLDEST PIPES
BY DAVID KLEPPER ASSOCIATED PRESS

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a plan to spend $2 billion to address water contamination and the state’s aging, leaky pipes.

While that sounds like a lot of money, it’s only a fraction of the $80 billion the state’s own experts say will be needed in coming years.

The state has some of the oldest drinking water and sewer systems in the nation, and contaminants from decades of industrial activity pose another problem.

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Sorry, but imagine a world where a private corporation was supplying water?

Don’t you think that they would have amortized the cost of replacements into a sinking fund. So that when it came time to replace old pipes, it would be “No Big Deal”. Depreciation is a real expense and only the Gooferment, its politicians and bureaucrats, and the general public seems to be ignorant of it.

Argh!

Privatize, privatize, and more privatization is needed.

Sigh!

Will “We, The Sheeple” ever learn?

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Seaside Heights may never recovery its former glory

Thursday, November 3, 2016

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/28/4-years-after-storm-some-places-changed-by-sandy-forever.html

HURRICANES – TYPHOONS
4 years after storm, some places changed by Sandy forever
Published October 28, 2016  Associated Press

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NEW YORK –  For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New York and New Jersey coastlines when it crashed ashore with deadly force on Oct. 29, 2012.

But recovery will never come to Oakwood Beach, among several places along the coast that have seen permanent changes wrought by the storm.

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In Seaside Heights, made infamous by the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore,” authorities still plan to rebuild an amusement park that had its roller coaster swept into the surf by the storm. But the town gave up on returning the park to a pier that jutted out into the water, opting instead for a new location on the beach.

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Seaside Heights NJ 08751 will never be the same. It may never regain it past “glory”. Even though it survived MTV’s “Jersey Shore” reality show — where Brooklyn studs and sluts were portrayed as “Jerzee”. Argh!

Note the Gooferment / Statist language in the article.

Like “authorities still plan” and “the town gave up”!

Argh!

Neither the citizens of nor the taxpayers to the “Borough of Seaside Heights” were ever polled. In fact, continuing a town tradition of rule by the elite, in the days after the storm, property “owners” were prevented from reentry. Who knows what happened during those weeks? But we do know from news footage that the boardwalk owners met often with the “town officials” about what would happen.

Argh!

It’s a sad state of affairs when the Sheeple are treated so badly.

Another time when I’m not so aggrieved, let’s talk about the phony “Federal Flood Insurance” program and the fraud it is. 

Argh!

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http://lavallette-seaside.shorebeat.com/2016/10/in-seaside-heights-christie-fends-off-sandy-protesters-calls-to-end-federal-flood-insurance/

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“If I could do one thing and wave a magic wand, I would eliminate the national flood insurance program,” he said to cheers from some of those who protested him minutes earlier. “They won’t let us regulate them … and they dominate the market.” — Gov. Chris Christie 

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The FBI has lost its reputation!

Monday, October 31, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/10/andrew-p-napolitano/fbi-regimes-secret-police/

What Happened to the FBI?
By Andrew P. Napolitano
October 27, 2016

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Why did this case go sideways?

Did President Obama fear being a defense witness at Hillary Clinton’s criminal trial? Did he so fear being succeeded in office by Donald Trump that he ordered the FBI to exonerate Clinton, the rule of law be damned? 

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We KNOW that Robert Stack,Jimmy Stewart, and Efram Zimbalist Jr. propagandized the image of the FBI.

And, the FBI may have done good work once upon a time. But, now that is gone forever.

The question is what does this turn into?

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Efrem Zimbalist Jr.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Maybe The Donald will kill the DEA, HHS, and the FDA?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/joseph-mercola/big-pharma-hates-pot/

Why These Federal Agencies Should Be Abolished
By Joseph Mercola Mercola.com
September 19, 2016

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The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in 25 states and, as of this writing, two additional states (Arkansas and Florida) have pending legislation or ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana.

Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and the District of Columbia have also legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults, while 16 states have decriminalized certain marijuana possession offenses.

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Marijuana Does Not Meet Criteria for Schedule 1 Controlled Substances

According to the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, Schedule 1 drugs are defined as those having a “high potential for abuse” and “no acceptable medical use in treatment.” Research to date shows that marijuana meets neither of these criteria. 

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With this decision, the DEA and HHS have completely lost all credibility, proving they will act AGAINST the public good if it means protecting corporate interests. The hypocrisy is so blatant it’s infuriating.

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These agencies are not serving the public but the Crony Capitalists of Big Pharma.

Argh!

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