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  • We're Leaving California! Which Western State is Best? (Vanity)

    11/15/2018 8:37:13 AM PST · by A Navy Vet · 228 replies
    Myself ^ | November 15, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    Since California now has a super majority in the Assembly/Senate and can and will legislate any tax or thing their little Socialist hearts desire, we are now committed to leaving. We will be part of the exodus from the Socialist Republic of California. It's going to be a historical migration within our Nation, if not already. Since we are both Conservatives, we won't be bringing any of the Liberal/Socialist ideals with us and would make good neighbors.
  • The Cleaner

    11/12/2018 10:46:25 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies ^ | 11/12/18 | sundance
    (snip) -- This tells me, someone wanted this information into the bloodstream of public knowledge; ..... ..... Who wanted this out there? The answer to that question, is uniquely narrow when you think about the documents and the position the person would have to hold in order to influence the release. Because of the documents in question, the person would need to be inside the DOJ. Because of the content of the documents, the person would have to be important enough to have access and knowledge of the bigger dynamic at play. This person would also need to be high...
  • Five Reasons to End Government Smoking Bans

    03/02/2017 8:56:01 PM PST · by TBP · 93 replies
    FEE ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2017 | Bill Wirtz
    For the past several decades, governments have been cracking down on tobacco consumption, including by banning smoking in many places such as bars or restaurants. But we've learned a lot about the effects of these kinds of policies over the last few years and now it's time to reconsider them. Here's why: 1. Property Rights Most fundamentally, the debate about smoking bans should center on private property rights. Whether you should be allowed to smoke in a bar should be determined by the owner of that bar, not by busybody bureaucrats who think they know how to live everyone’s lives...
  • 'SNL' Mocks ‘Gross’ GOP Candidate Who Lost His Eye to an IED Blast

    11/04/2018 9:52:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 4, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    Since the Vietnam War, liberals have been known for their great disdain for America’s service members, despite their efforts to hide it. During NBC’s latest edition of Saturday Night Live, that disdain poked its ugly head out in the form of supposed comedian Pete Davidson mocking Republican congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw about the eye he lost to an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, “or whatever” according to the funny man. The vile attack came during the SNL’s faux news segment “Weekend Update” where Davidson was mocking multiple Republican politicians for their looks. The comedian stated...
  • California agrees to pause net neutrality rules amid messy legal battle

    10/26/2018 1:50:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 26, 2018 | By Melia Russell
    California agreed Friday not to enforce its new net neutrality rules - the toughest state-level internet protections in the nation - while court deliberations continue over the federal government’s underlying rollback of net neutrality. The Department of Justice and internet service provider trade associations, which sued the state for enacting a law that sets different ground rules for internet protections in California, have also agreed to put that lawsuit on hold until 2019. Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill that in effect restored net neutrality rules put in place in 2015 under the Obama administration and overturned by...
  • Has America Become a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy?

    10/24/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 22OCT18 | By John W. Whitehead
    “The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain.”—They Live, John Carpenter We’re living in two worlds, you and I. There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is...
  • Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament

    10/24/2018 7:03:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | October 24, 2018
    The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. MEPs backed a ban on plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers and balloon sticks. The proposal also calls for a reduction in single-use plastic for food and drink containers like plastic cups. One MEP said, if no action was taken, "by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans". The UK will have to incorporate the rules into national law if the ban becomes a fully-fledged directive before...
  • How Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Federalism

    10/24/2018 1:52:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 24, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    In today's polarized political environment, I'm often asked how I think America can come back together. My answer is pretty simple: we learn to leave each other alone. I didn't like President Obama much; folks on the left don't like President Trump. I wanted President Obama and Democrats interfering as little as possible in my life; Democrats presumably feel the same about President Trump and the Republicans. So, here's a solution: the founders' solution. It's called checks and balances, federalism and localism. For too long, the Democratic Party has operated under a certain assumption: The tides of history are in...
  • The Triumph of Dubious Cover-Ups by Government Officials

    10/23/2018 1:55:49 PM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | LV
    In the third quarter of the nineteenth century, when he was confronted with damning evidence of Tammany Hall corruption, William “Boss” Tweed famously challenged anyone who made such an accusation with this taunt: “Well, what are you going to do about it?” That’s how powerful and invulnerable Boss Tweed thought he and his cabal of cronies were. They ran New York City with an iron fist and believed they could do whatever they pleased to line their pockets. Tweed got away with his illicit gains for some time before justice finally caught up with him. Ultimately, he was arrested, convicted...
  • A Mystery: Americans Are Happier Over Declining Government Regulations

    10/23/2018 11:21:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2018 | John Sexton
    Here’s something that defies explanation: The proportion of Americans who now believe there are too many government regulations has just fallen to the lowest level since Barack Obama took office.Now, what could possibly explain such a dramatic drop?Obama loved government regulations. The Illinois Democrat rarely encountered a new government rule that he did not like.During the Obama reign of error, the Gallup people found that the percentage of Americans who said there was “too much regulation” on business and industry soared from the average of 37 percent during the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency to a...
  • Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan 

    10/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops.  And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories. Public Health England (PHE) said “drastic” measures were needed to combat Britain’s...
  • Here are the 12 constitutional amendments on Florida’s 2018 ballot and what they do

    10/12/2018 6:38:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 01:56 PM Updated October 09, 2018 10:19 AM | By Elizabeth Koh
    TALLAHASSEE When Floridians head to the ballot box in November, they will encounter a list of candidates asking for their vote for seats in the state House to the U.S. Senate. Among the choices they must make will also be one of the longest lists of proposed constitutional changes in decades, from betting on dog racing to implementing a ban on public officials lobbying for six years after they leave office. The 12 constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot are the most since 1998, when the state’s Constitution Revision Commission — which meets once every 20 years — put nine...
  • Ending the Nominations Blockade

    10/11/2018 8:59:54 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/18 | The Wall Street Journal - The Editors
    Anyone seeking a mid-career sabbatical should seek a presidential nomination to a position that requires Senate confirmation. GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is teeing up more votes this week, and the GOP needs to move fast because the glacial pace of staffing the government will slow to near-zero if Democrats retake the Senate. Mr. McConnell has filed cloture on three nominees, including two assistant attorneys general who have been in a rubber room for more than a year. President Trump nominated Jeffrey Bossert Clark to run the environment and natural resources division in June 2017. Ditto for Eric Dreiband for...
  • Quotes for the Day - PJ O'Rourke Edition

    10/11/2018 6:16:14 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 5 replies
    BrainyQuote ^ | 10/11/2018 | EQAndyBuzz
    I was thinking of starting a ping list for a weekly Quote thread regarding the government and other topics. Please let me know if this will be useful for this forum and please add your own quotes.
  • Meanwhile…The Republicans Grew Government ... Again

    10/08/2018 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2018 | Taylor Millard
    While everyone’s eyes were on now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings and votes the Republicans grew government. Again.President Donald Trump signed into law the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 – a law which regulates everything from airline seat sizes to whether people can make cell phone calls on flights (something Jazz wrote in favor of earlier today). The bill also defined exactly what a Lactation Area is (they can’t be in restrooms) and includes money for studies looking at the design specifics of aircraft oxygen and on allergic reactions on board airlines. There’s also a study on what...
  • Gov’t Watchdog Group Exposes $3.1 Trillion in Potential Federal Budget Savings

    10/06/2018 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    WJ ^ | 2018-10-04 21:00 | Andrew Burger
    The U.S. government spends a lot of money it doesn’t need to, according to Citizens Against Government Waste, and it’s occurring at a time when the federal debt continues to rise even as the economy expands and tax revenues increase.
  • Apple CEO: Government needs to step in and regulate privacy

    10/03/2018 7:14:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mike Ciandella
    While insisting that he is “not a pro-regulation kind of person,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the free market has failed to provide adequate protections for privacy, and he believes it is time for the government to step in. Here’s what you need to know During an interview on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” which aired on Tuesday, Cook said: I’m not a pro-regulation kind of person. I believe in the free market deeply. … But I think you have to recognize when the free market doesn’t produce the result that’s great for society. You have to ask yourself: What...
  • Aadhaar: India top court upholds world's largest biometric scheme

    09/26/2018 3:40:17 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/26/18
    India's Supreme Court has ruled that the country's controversial biometric identity scheme is constitutional and does not violate the right to privacy. However the court limited the scope of the Aadhaar scheme, saying it could not be compulsory for bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions. The world's largest biometric ID database covers welfare and tax payments and access to social services. More than a billion Indians have already been enrolled. Many don't have other forms of identification - only 65 million own a passport and 200 million have a driving licence. Those who enrolled in Aadhaar received a unique...
  • President Donald Trump’s Reset-Restore Master Plan To Reclaim Control of The Government

    09/20/2018 10:48:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/18 | Fredy Lowe
    We can all agree that government is an extremely complicated process, and few of us have an understanding or know the true timing of President Trump’s reset-restore master plan to reclaim control of our government; but, know that he/they have been working The Plan even before he accepted their offer to run for president. Please trust The Plan. Although we need to somewhat blindly accept these facts, we can still see a pattern of statements, dates, or dots-connected to give us an-educated-guess as to what might be going on and when. With that in mind, let the educated guessing begin!
  • Equal Justice: The Legend of Herkenbald

    09/18/2018 1:41:12 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 1 replies
    The Knight Shift ^ | September 17, 2018 | Christopher Knight
    Law, we are told even in fifth grade, is something that applies to all without respect to wealth or status. And then a few years later the same notion gets drilled into our mushy skulls during civics class as high school freshmen. It's a noble ideal, and we like to think that the world follows America's example as a model of how under the rule of law, there are none deemed greater than others. Rich or poor, celebrity or obscure, politically affluent or peanut gallery... it doesn't matter. Here we are all equally accounted and equally accountable. And it is...