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  • Mandatory Shortages

    11/13/2019 4:21:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2019 | John Stossel
    Governments create problems. Then they complain about them. "A public health crisis exists," says Kentucky's government, citing a report that found "a shortage of ambulance providers." Local TV stations report on "people waiting hours for medical transportation." "Six-year-old Kyler Truesdell fell off his motorcycle," reported Channel 12 news. "The local hospital told (his mother) he should be transported to Cincinnati Children's to check for internal injuries." But there was no ambulance available. Kyler had to wait two hours. Yet Kyler's cousin, Hannah Howe, runs an ambulance service in Ohio, just a few minutes away. "We would've (taken him) for free,"...
  • Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal

    11/07/2019 4:09:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos. Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism—a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism—ruined the postwar Middle East. The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection. In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts, and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world. So why, then,...
  • More than 450 Oklahoma inmates walking out of prison doors

    11/05/2019 6:00:19 AM PST · by steveben · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 05, 2019 | SEAN MURPHY
    More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill retroactively applied misdemeanor sentences for simple drug possession and low-level property crimes that state voters approved in 2016. Stitt has made reducing Oklahoma's highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate one of his top priorities and has appointed reform-minded members to the state's Pardon and Parole Board. Releasing...
  • A story of the Forest Service and an open mine shaft.

    11/03/2019 7:02:15 AM PST · by Trteamer · 33 replies
    Trteamer | 11/3/2019 | Trteamer
    A little story of the Forest Service and an open mine shaft.. My wife and I ride ATV's up by Red Feather Lakes, CO. We were up the first week of August and stopped in to eat lunch by an old mine. We noticed that someone had taken a cutting torch and cut the big metal door off of the mine shaft, leaving it wide open for anyone to wander in. A ton of kids ride up there and it was very dangerous. So I stop in the US Forest Service District Office in Fort Collins to report it.
  • Elizabeth Warren’s “Free” Internet Pitch Is Just Another Censorship and Spy Machine.

    10/30/2019 5:19:30 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 16 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | August 15th, 2019 | K. Smith
    In early August, Elizabeth Warren released a plan that promises free internet access to every household in America. As with most Democratic proposals, the intentions are loudly touted, but the costs and dangers are hidden. Warren's ‘free’ internet comes with a hefty taxpayer bill of $85 billion to fund public and non-profit firms across the country. If the proposal were to pass, construction cost overages should be expected. Once established, the federal apparatus will always demand more cash for their budgets. Lest we forget, in the mind of a Democrat, the Government is always understaffed and the need for new...
  • The Codevilla Tapes

    10/27/2019 3:07:06 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 30 replies
    Tablet ^ | October 24, 2019 | David Samuels
    While I put this under chit/chat it really is about government, and how it works and has worked since the 1930s. The interviewer is in bold and Angelo is in regular print: In the aftermath of the Church Committee revelations, yes? Right. Now you use that term “the Church Committee” in the context that it was something that was antagonistic to the intelligence business. It was not. The Church Committee was a joint operation between, let’s call it “the left” inside the intelligence community, specifically the CIA, and their friends on the Hill. The result of it was that the...
  • (PA)Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s mansion to be devoted to veterans, Guard families

    10/24/2019 8:15:12 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 11 replies
    TribLIVE.com ^ | 10/24/2019 | uncredited
    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state senators have voted unanimously to transfer control of what had been the lieutenant governor’s residence at Fort Indiantown Gap to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The Senate voted Wednesday to send the House a bill directing the property be used to support veterans’ programs and National Guard families. The current lieutenant governor, John Fetterman, has chosen to rent an apartment in Harrisburg and opened the Fort Indiantown Gap home’s pool this summer for hundreds of children to swim.
  • They Make It Very Hard To Be a Good Citizen

    10/20/2019 5:57:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-20-19 | MOTUS
    Hazardous Waste Day: the Saga Continues. This story should have been dead yesterday but it is not.Let me explain.Raj and I left for Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) collection day, which ran from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm,  at 7:55 am. The rear hatch of the Jeep was filled with toxic, hazardous waste materials: mostly stains, strippers and other oil based paint products, some half full 5 gallon pails of latex paint (I know, it can be dried and dumped but do you know how long it takes to dry a half-full pail?), old gasoline, toxic yard chemicals an old monitor...
  • Bernie vs. Corey and the Socialist Nightmare of ‘Medicare for All’

    10/19/2019 9:19:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2019 | Andrew Mangione
    While campaigning in Las Vegas, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders experienced chest pains, his presidential campaign staff reports. What happened next is really quite remarkable.He was transported to a nearby hospital within an hour of presenting with symptoms, placed on a priority list due to his condition and then treated by the best physicians, nurses, technicians in the world using the most advanced equipment available. During the procedure, two stents were inserted into his cardiac arteries to relieve blockage. Best of all, his prognosis for recovery is excellent.Thank goodness his health scare did not happen in Cuba. Cuba does not have...
  • Why Have President Trump's Regulatory Agencies Stockpiled So Much Firepower?

    10/16/2019 1:23:40 PM PDT · by Broker · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb. 22, 2019 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Why does the IRS need five million rounds of ammunition? Why did Health and Human Services purchase four million rounds over the last eight years and stockpile five submachine guns? And what about the 800,000 rounds purchased by the Social Security Administration? These questions we’ve raised before have newfound urgency in light of recent events. In December, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report to congress quantifying purchases of $1.5 billion in firearms, ammunition, and tactical equipment by federal agencies outside of the Pentagon (FY2010-FY2017). These findings were consistent with our oversight published at The Wall Street Journal in...
  • MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

    10/15/2019 6:27:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 15, 2019 | Michelle L. Price
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International announced the sale Tuesday of two casinos that will significantly alter its portfolio of Las Vegas Strip properties and offer up cash. The Las Vegas-based company said it is selling the Circus Circus hotel-casino for $825 million to Treasure Island casino owner Phil Ruffin. The company also sold the Bellagio for $4.25 billion.
  • Another Stupid Decision; CA Removes Free Emergency Service

    10/15/2019 5:48:02 PM PDT · by econjack · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct. 15, 2019 | Megan Fox
    ...the state (of CA) Fire District has decided that Ham radio equipment in remote areas must be removed unless radio operators cough up a big fee to lease the land from the government Ham radio operator use station repeaters to relay emergency traffic, especially when cell towers and other means of communication are down. This is done free by the radio operators; they buy, maintain, and operate the service at no charge to the state. Their thanks for this service: $2500 application fee to lease a tiny piece of land, $3000-5000 admin fee, plus an annual rental fee. The real...
  • Ex-Ukraine ambassador speaks of ouster after ‘false claims,’ denies being ‘disloyal’ to Trump

    10/11/2019 5:37:39 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | Oct 10 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told lawmakers behind closed doors Friday that she was recalled earlier this year after “unfounded and false claims” against her, as well as continued pressure from President Trump on the State Department to remove her -- as she denied being “disloyal” to the president. “Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the President, I was nevertheless incredulous that the U.S. government chose to remove an ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives,” she said in a scathing...
  • American Council on Science and Health

    10/11/2019 7:20:37 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 7 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 10/08/19 | Chuck Dinerstein
    Administrative complexity and failures of pricing, anywhere from 54% to 66% … And while physicians are the most easily squeezed, the waste that they are responsible for is not nearly as high as the waste from market failures, both pharmaceutical and administratively.
  • Rejecting Democrats' Socialist Healthcare Schemes

    10/11/2019 6:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced the details of her long-anticipated prescription drug reform plan. Not surprisingly, the plan is more of the same from the Democrat leadership – price controls, government meddling in the marketplace, and disincentives to invention and innovation. As the Democratic Party is engaged in a full march towards socialism with “Medicare for All,” free college, higher taxes, and government control over every industry - this drug plan fits right into that radical agenda. Some have suggested that prescription drug reform is one area where President Trump (and the GOP) can find common ground with the...
  • Rejecting Democrats' Socialist Healthcare Schemes

    10/11/2019 6:07:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2019 | Ken Blaxkwell
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced the details of her long-anticipated prescription drug reform plan. Not surprisingly, the plan is more of the same from the Democrat leadership – price controls, government meddling in the marketplace, and disincentives to invention and innovation. As the Democratic Party is engaged in a full march towards socialism with “Medicare for All,” free college, higher taxes, and government control over every industry - this drug plan fits right into that radical agenda. Some have suggested that prescription drug reform is one area where President Trump (and the GOP) can find common ground with the...
  • Urgent Message from the County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Management

    10/10/2019 11:40:20 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 138 replies
    County of Santa Clara ^ | October 9, 2019 | Anon
    This is an urgent message from the County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Management. The time is 11:27 p.m. (PST, Wednesday October 8, 2019). Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has begun the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), for areas of Santa Clara County. Your location could be affected and lose power for up to seven daysPG&E is providing a Customer Resource Center that will have charging stations for phones and plug-in medical devices, drinking water, air conditioning, and other amenities. This will be offered at the Avaya Stadium, at 1123 Coleman Avenue, San Jose 95110 from 8:00 a.m. to...
  • Suggestions For Government Grants (Vanity)

    09/29/2019 5:58:39 AM PDT · by super7man · 18 replies
    Self | 9/29/2019 | Super7man
    It has come to my attention that there is a great deal to be learned about how things work in our world. And through the generosity of our government, we can seek funding to pursue some of these things. So, this is a tread with suggestions for Government Grants to solve the mysteries of the Universe, after all, it is for the children. I will start. Why do tornados always attack mobile home parks? Request $10 million grant. Why do smoke alarms always go into a death knell at 3:30 AM? Request $20 million grant. Others?
  • Area 51: the plane truth

    09/22/2019 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Oatka · 22 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 09/19/2019 | Angus Batey
    Many strange experiments have taken place at the ultra-secret base. But not on aliens. As former workers fight for their lives, we ask: what happened there? [snip] West of the base’s main living quarters, on a piece of ground slightly above the lake bed, a waste dump had been constructed. Vehicles with California license plates would head up to the dump to unload cargoes of waste too secret to dispose of normally. Some of the trucks bore the markings of NDB – a company of which no records appear to exist; rumour on the base had it that it was...
  • Competition is Healthy For Public Schools

    09/19/2019 5:14:29 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 6 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | September 19, 2019 | A. Griesinger
    Texas lawmakers added more than $6.5 billion new dollars to public education, allocating more total state funding to education than ever before. There’s a lot of interest in where all the money is going. The biggest recipients of education funding are public school districts, which receive financing from both state coffers and locally-collected taxes. But charter schools, public schools that are funded entirely by the state, will benefit, as well. Charter schools are given more autonomy in exchange for academic and innovative results. Because charter schools are another school option for many students, they help provide a crucial impact on...