GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Doyou have a right to be free of searches without a warrant?

Friday, November 30, 2018

Levi Pulkkinen   — Oct 17, 2018

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If his conviction stands, it could criminalize people who refuse to do things like unlock their phones or garages at police request.

Shouting voices coming from an apartment building broke the suburban quiet in the early hours of March 1, 2016.

A man walking past called officers to the Seattle-area apartment, reporting a loud argument. The yelling had stopped when police arrived outside Solomon McLemore’s Shoreline home, but was replaced by amplified demands from police that McLemore come out or let them in. As the incident stretched on, frustrations grew.

“Open the fucking door,” one officer demanded during the 15-minute exchange.

McLemore declined and stood by as police, having heard glass shatter inside the home, broke down the door. No one inside was hurt. But McLemore was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of a law enforcement officer for failing to open his home to police. He was convicted as charged on Sept. 29, 2016, following a three-day jury trial. Sentenced to 20 days under house arrest, McLemore began a series of appeals that landed his case in the Washington Supreme Court, which is expected to hear oral arguments Thursday.

If McLemore’s conviction stands, Washington would most likely be the only state to criminalize the refusal to assist police in a warrantless search.

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Iannotti and the ACLU contend the framework put forward by prosecutors could lay the groundwork for obstruction charges against people who refuse to do things like unlock their phones or garages at police request. It makes it dangerous for residents to stand up for their rights.

“You have a right to be free of searches without a warrant,” Iannotti said. “A person shouldn’t be penalized for exercising that right.”

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I wonder how this went.  If badly, I hope it gets appealed to the Supremes.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Shocking Lack of Evidence

Monday, November 19, 2018

As it presently stands, it is not sound medical science, but primarily economic and political motivations which generate the immense pressure behind mass participation in the annual ritual of flu vaccination. It is a heavily guarded secret within the medical establishment (especially within the corridors of the CDC) that the Cochrane Database Review (CDR), considered by many within the evidence-based medical model to be the gold standard for assessing the therapeutic value of common medical interventions, does not lend unequivocal scientific support to the belief and/or outright propaganda that flu vaccines are ‘safe and effective.’ao-opts a natural process, generating a broad range of adverse unintended consequences, many of which have been documented here .

Source: The Shocking Lack of Evidence

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Just when I get to thinking maybe I SHOULD get a flu shot, I read something like this. Perhaps it’s all political and Crony Capitalism propaganda.

So sad that the Gooferment can’t be trusted at all about anything.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: An interesting example of free market drugs

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


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. 


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. 


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.


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Conservatives want to bypass usual way to amend Constitution

Monday, November 5, 2018

In the 1890s, when the Senate refused to take up the issue of direct election of senators, states pursued a convention, falling just short. Eventually, the 17th Amendment passed in the usual way, fulfilling that aim. In the 1960s, states sought a convention over a Supreme Court decision dictating how legislative districts were apportioned.

Source: Conservatives want to bypass usual way to amend Constitution

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Seems like most Amendments are mistakes.  And the Gooferment takes power without amending the Constitution (i.e., Drug Prohibition; maintain standing armies; regulating other than interstate commerce; regulating drugs; interference in the healthcare system).

Personally, I’d repeal the Seventeenth  — direct election of the senate  — and return power to the States.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Suspicious packages spotlight vast postal surveillance system | Notes From The Bunker

Sunday, October 28, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service regularly photographs the front and back of every piece of U.S. mail, or about 150 billion parcels, envelopes, and postcards every year. A longstanding practice known as the “mail cover” program enables law enforcement to obtain address information and images of the outsides of mail as part of an investigation without the need for a warrant through the Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Postal Service’s policing arm.

Source: Article – Suspicious packages spotlight vast postal surveillance system | Notes From The Bunker

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I know that they photo the mail.  I didn’t know that they can “search” without a warrant.

Maybe it’s time for the Post Office to go out of business.

I really don’t care if it takes a Constitution Amendment.  It’s intrusive.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Is Education a Constitutional Right? | | Tenth Amendment Center

Saturday, October 27, 2018

An article in the September issue of The New Yorker makes the case that education is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution. It’s not. Public schools in Detroit are failing to educate students. Just like they are failing to do so in many large cities throughout the country. A case in the federal court system, Gary B. v. Snyder, filed by Public Counsel and Sidley Austin LLP on behalf of a class of Detroit students, argues that students in Detroit public schools who failed to learn how to read were denied their due process and equal protection rights under the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. The case was dismissed by a federal district court in Michigan in June, but has been appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The plaintiffs, as well as the writer of the piece in The New Yorker (Jill Lepore) cite the Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe (1982). In his book The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American

Source: Is Education a Constitutional Right? | | Tenth Amendment Center

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What we have here is a failure to communicate!

Rights can only be “negative”; “positive” ones require someone to pay for them.

A “right” to healthcare implies that the doctor must treat you or that someone has to pay for your care.  Either way someone is being made a slave!

So to, a “right” to “education”, enslaves someone to deliver or pay for that “education”. Again someone is enslaved.

It’s interesting that in poor third world countries, parents get their children educated.  Often without their Gooferment’s help and in some case despite their Gooferment’s hostility.

Here in the good old USA, the Gooferment “promises” to educate the children but fails miserably.  Yet, the enslaved Taxpayers are continually robbed to spend more and more money on a broken system.


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: USPS should think outside of the POB

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

You have mail and packages arriving soon.

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It would be nice if I could delete the junk mail from the web.  After all, they can tell me it’s coming. Why not let me delete it.  Save everyone some trouble?

Guess that’s too “out of the post office box” thinking for the Gooferment!


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