POLITICAL: Was the DJT JR meeting illegal?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

https://jasonstapleton.com/625-trump-in-trouble-a-smoking-gun-has-appeared/

625: Trump in Trouble. A smoking gun has appeared.

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Naturally, he’s going to come out clean. That’s what presidents do. But it proves the claims that some Trump campaign officials DID seek to sway the election with the help of the Russians.

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More interestingly, Jason asks the question, that no one in the media is answering, “Was this illegal?”. If so, what law was broken?

Just as you don’t want to see sausage being made, “politics” is a dirty business. If the media was doing its “job” (i.e., muckraking), then the American People would be a lot better informed.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Menendez has a short memory

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017-Jun-21 2026

https://outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=204269&c=quorum_menendez-iq

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As I send this note to you, 13 Republican men are meeting behind closed doors, secretly writing a healthcare bill – a bill that will impact every American and one-sixth of our nation’s economy.   I haven’t seen their plan and I know you haven’t either.  Because there hasn’t been a single public meeting or hearing to discuss it.   

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And, Senator Menendez, how is this different than Obamacare? 

“Have to pass it to see what’s in it?”

Also, how are your legal troubles going? No updates on that from you!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: “The Handmaid’s Tale” protesters included a man?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

http://granitegrok.com/blog/2017/06/humiliating-truth-nh-house-handmaids

The humiliating truth about the NH House ‘Handmaids’
by KIMBERLY MORIN

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On Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on a fetal homicide bill, Senate Bill 66 (SB 66), that seeks justice for unborn babies who are killed in a violent act. The unborn baby would apply to those who are viable, after 5 months of pregnancy, and the bill specifically states that pregnant mothers, abortion doctors or anything that results as an intentional termination of the pregnancy due to medical causes, are not part of this legislation.

In other words, if an unborn baby of a mother, who plans on birthing her child, is murdered or killed whether intentionally or unintentionally by another human being, the mother can seek justice for the death of her unborn child. Currently, if an unborn baby is murdered in the mother’s womb, there is no justice.

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Aside from the complete ignorance of the legislation by these women, who clearly prefer women abort their children rather than give birth, they obviously haven’t actually read The Handmaid’s Tale. It is a fiction book written by Margaret Atwood in 1985.

Atwood describes a society in which religious extremists take over the country (at one point even mentioning Islamic terrorism) and deeming women as second-class citizens unable to work, have their own money or have any rights (men also lose rights as well, it’s based on class, in an Authoritarian, Communist sort of irony). The true hypocrisy of these embarrassing New Hampshire House Democrats is the book perfectly describes Islamic regimes all over the world. The same regimes that were supported and propped up by their beloved Obama Administration as well as Hillary Clinton while Secretary of State.

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You just have to shake your head at the ignorance of some “protesters”.

Not only didn’t they get their protest correct (i.e., it wasn’t about restricting abortion), but they diverted attention from Islamic regimes all over the world and how they treat women.

Sigh! And there was a man dressed up like a woman? Did they run out of women or perhaps, most women understand that violence against the unborn is immoral?

No solutions here. Just some very confused people.

If they were any more stupid, they’d have to be watered twice a week.

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INOVATION: Voluntary “taxation” of the “wealthy”

Monday, June 12, 2017

https://aeon.co/ideas/voluntary-taxation-a-lesson-from-the-ancient-greeks

Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks
Dominic Frisbyis a financial writer from London. His books are Bitcoin: The Future of Money? (2014) and Life After the State (2013). He co-wrote the documentary Four Horsemen (2012) and hosts the Virgin Podcast.
Edited by Nigel Warburton

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The word liturgy – from the ancient Greek leitourgia – means ‘public service’ or ‘work of the people’. The idea of benefaction was embedded in the ancient Greek psyche, and had roots in mythology. 

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The beauty of the liturgy system was that public works tended to be funded and managed by people with relevant expertise, rather than by some less accountable state official. The benefit was that both personal wealth and personal expertise were shared through the community, without bureaucratic or government involvement. The job tended to be done well because the liturgist’s reputation was on the line.

In this age of the super-rich, perhaps it’s time to revive liturgy. It worked for the ancient Athenians, and perhaps it could work for us.

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What a fantastic idea?

Everyone always says that “taxation is the price of civilization”. Obviously, that’s wrong.

Us little L libertarians always say “taxation is theft”. Obviously, that’s correct.

Here’s the ancient Greeks teaching us how it CAN be done.

Can you imagine a US grazillionaire building a bridge with his reputation on it?

Similarly, the progeny in a rich family would be expected to do something other than post on Facebook their  bragging.

Imagine!

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POLITICAL: Another “state” wants to get on the dole?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/puerto-rico-statehood.html?_r=0

A New Push to Become the 51st State in an Ailing Puerto Rico
By RICHARD FAUSSET
MAY 16, 2017

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SAN JUAN, P.R. — It is a proudly Spanish-speaking territory at a time when the White House has taken down the Spanish version of its website. It is as materially poor as it is culturally rich. And Puerto Rico has entered a new and exotic version of bankruptcy, facing a staggering $123 billion in debt and pension obligations.

In short, it is difficult to imagine a worse time for governing-party officials in this struggling Caribbean commonwealth to persuade Washington it is ready to become the 51st American state.

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It’s funny when other groups are seeking the exit, this “state” wants to join. 

Could it be for the perceived largess?

In that case, why would “We, The Sheeple” want them in the “club”.

And, if they had any “national aspirations”, then why would they take them into “the Le Brea Tar Pits” of this “union”, or any union.

“I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.” — Groucho Marx

If anything, spin them off into their own country with our apologies for bothering them all these years.

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POLITICAL: Why aren’t anti ‘Airbnb’ Ordinances a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

http://lavallette-seaside.shorebeat.com/2017/05/toms-river-airbnb-ordinance-revised-for-barrier-island-neighborhoods/

Toms River ‘Airbnb’ Ordinance Revised for Barrier Island Neighborhoods
By Daniel Nee –  May 11, 2017 

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An ordinance aimed at preventing short-term home rentals such as those booked on the website ‘Airbnb’ was tweaked this week to exclude barrier island neighborhoods from the regulations, which essentially ban short-term rentals. But one mainland resident said that it is not fair to those who live on lagoons on the west side of the bay, which also could be attractive for vacationers.

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Why isn’t this a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment?

Whose property is it?

And unless you live there full-time, you don’t get to vote for these tyrants. “No taxation without representation” is another joke!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: End the “taxpayer-provided congressional health-care plan”!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

FROM THE WSJ

This daily briefing is named “The 10-Point” after the nickname conferred by the editors of The Wall Street Journal on the lead column of the legendary “What’s News” digest of top stories.

Richard Hobson of New Jersey wrote: “The only standard by which our distinguished congressmen and congresswomen should be judged on this issue is simply this: Will you personally forsake your current taxpayer-provided congressional health-care plan for the new one you have just passed?”

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That’s the acid test of all this bluff and bluster from the “District of Corruption”!

Just do a clean repeal, put down the pens, and step away from the “legislating”.

All they do is make things worse and worse.

Leave people alone to make their own decisions.

End Congress’ special benefits for itself.

Argh!

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