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  • Under Biden Plan,The IRS Would Know a Lot More About Your Bank Accounts (report every single transaction in our out of accounts over $600)

    08/31/2021 10:21:12 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 28, 2021 | Guinevere Moore
    Simply put, the American Families Plan calls for banks and other financial institutions to report more than just a taxpayer’s interest earned, capital gains and losses. Banks and other financial institutions would also be required to report “aggregate account outflows and inflows.” In other words, the IRS will know about all of your bank accounts, whether you earned income on that account or not, how much is in the account in a given year, and how much was transferred in and out of the account.
  • Colorado Is Sure It Can Expand Highways While Also Meeting Climate Goals. History Suggests That’ll Be A Tough Climb

    06/15/2021 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Colorado Public Radio News ^ | May 19, 2021 | Nathaniel Minor
    Jesus Torres can see a lot from his perch in the cab of a tanker truck. Cars with blown tires on the side of the pothole-scarred roads. Overturned tankers on exit ramps curved too sharply for large modern trucks to handle. And more often than not, red tail lights snaking into the distance. “They need to add more lanes to all the highways,” he said on a recent morning on Interstate 270 just after leaving the Phillips 66 terminal in Commerce City. Far too often, Torres said, accidents on this highway through Colorado’s industrial center will cause long delays that...
  • The Census Rewarded Red States, But Democrats Are Scheming To Reverse That

    05/07/2021 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2021 | Chuck DeVore
    States that consistently grew faster than the national average over the past ten years are in line to gain representation in Congress. Democrats will work to undermine people's vote with their feet.The U.S. Census Bureau released its once-in-a-decade national census on April 26. Most of the discussion about the census has focused on states losing or gaining seats in the U.S. House, a process known as reapportionment.For the 2022 midterms, seven states will be down one member of the House: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon each gained one...
  • Evolving With Big Tech: Facebook’s New Campaign Should Have Free Speech Advocates Nervous ( Jonathan Turley )

    05/04/2021 11:43:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | May 3, 2021 | Jonathan Turley
    In 1964, Stanley Kubrick released a dark comedy classic titled “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” The title captured the absurdity of getting people to embrace the concept of weapons of mass destruction. The movie came to mind recently with the public campaign of Facebook calling for people to change her attitudes about the Internet and rethink issues like “content modification” – the new Orwellian term for censorship. The commercials show people like “Joshan” who says that he was born in 1996 and grew up with the internet.” Joshan mocks how much computers...
  • 'Full-blown assault' on free expression: Inside the comprehensive Liberal bill to regulate the internet (Canada)

    04/29/2021 7:53:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 04 29 2021 | Tristin Hopper
    After more than 25 years of Canadian governments pursuing a hands-off approach to the online world, the government of Justin Trudeau is now pushing Bill C-10, a law that would see Canadians subjected to the most regulated internet in the free world. Although pitched as a way to expand Canadian content provisions to the online sphere, the powers of Bill C-10 have expanded considerably in committee, including a provision introduced last week that could conceivably allow the federal government to order the deletion of any Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter upload made by a Canadian. In comments this week, NDP...
  • American Farmers Shouldn’t Need Permission from the US Army to Grow Crops

    04/01/2021 11:05:13 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 15 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | April 1, 2021 | Tony Francois
    For nearly a decade, California farmer Jack LaPant was the target of an investigation and prosecution by the United States Army, who alleged that LaPant violated the Clean Water Act by growing a wheat crop to feed his cattle. Earlier this year, LaPant was able to settle the case to get the Army out of his hair, but the settlement required him to give the Army more than $1 million in money and land value. This, despite the fact that the government never proved a single allegation in court.
  • Texas governor calls for probe into power grid operator ERCOT

    02/17/2021 6:56:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | TUE, FEB 16 20218:24 PM EST | Staff
    Brian Sullivan reports a combination of factors such as a colder-than-expected storm, an industry unprepared for winter weather and a shortage of energy and wind power have created the massive power and water shortage in Texas. Texas also relies on nonprofit, Electric Reliability Council of Texas for its electric power grid, unlike other areas in the U.S., which is problematic. He joins Shep Smith to discuss. VIDEO AT LINK.....................
  • FLASHBACK – Jimmy Carter 1977: Set Winter Thermostat to 55 Degrees Overnight

    02/01/2021 12:40:22 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 23, 2019 | bert Kraychik
    FLASHBACK – Jimmy Carter 1977: Set Winter Thermostat to 55 Degrees Overnight As president, Jimmy Carter advised Americans to set their thermostats to 55 degrees overnight during the winter months to “waste less energy,” offering his guidance in a televised address to the nation on February 2, 1977, in the midst of a national natural gas shortage. In laying out his proposed national energy policy, Carter did not call for reducing taxes on or regulation of the energy industry to incentivize increases in production. Instead, he prioritized “conservation.” ********************************************************************* Audio and Video
  • Brexit Deal Signed: EU Boasts of a ‘Good Deal’ In Their Interest

    12/24/2020 4:48:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Dec, 2020 | OLIVER JJ LANE and VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    The Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union concluded on Thursday, Christmas Eve, with the EU’s Ursula von der Leyen calling a press conference and boasting the EU got a “good deal” out of the years of negotiations. Update: Boris Speaks Speaking from Downing Street on Christmas Eve, Prime Minister Johnson announced the agreement of what he terms a “comprehensive, Canada-style free-trade deal” — an agreement that Mr Johnson has been seeking since the beginning of negotiations, which the European Union had said was impossible to strike. “I’m very pleased to tell you that we have completed...
  • If you are receiving this email, you are part of Team Aero and our industry desperately needs your help.

    12/24/2020 7:02:19 AM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Aero Precision ^ | December 2020 | Staff
    The BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) recently released information on how they will be determining the legality of Pistol Stabilizing Braces and whether they should fall within the National Firearms Act. There are countless concerning angles to this topic, but we will try to get straight to the point. The most recent notice outlines criteria that are judged purely on subjective determinations as opposed to definitive statements that clearly identify what does or does not constitute a legal configuration of a braced firearm. This leaves both firearms manufacturers and owners at the mercy of ad hoc judgement...
  • Does Section 303N of the Communications Act of 1934 Mean the Feds Will Search Your Home Without a Warrant?

    08/27/2020 9:29:07 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 15 replies
    Hubpages ^ | January 8, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    Does Section 303(n) of the Communications Act of 1934 mean that the feds can search your home without a warrant if you have a ham radio license, slang for having an amateur radio license? Conspiracy theories have arisen that this Act is used to justify warrantless inspections of homes with wireless equipment, those accused of broadcasting without a license or even anyone’s home. What does the Act say, and what does the government actually do regarding its enforcement?
  • Overregulation More Damaging Than Ever

    05/11/2020 9:38:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 11, 2020 | Andrew Quinlan
    April’s jobs report was the worst in U.S. history, with 20.5 million jobs lost thanks to the coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns. Some layoffs are temporary and likely to return as soon as lockdowns are lifted, but a full recovery could take quite some time. Exactly how long will depend in large part on the degree to which government policy prevents market dynamism. To climb out of the massive pit the economy has been thrown into, it will take not just the release of workers from their homes, but also entrepreneurs and innovators capable of adapting to a new economic environment....
  • Dark Waters (2019) Movie Review

    04/29/2020 1:46:54 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 31 replies
    MSMB ^ | April 28, 2020 | Rob W. Case
    Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is a corporate defense attorney out of Cincinnati, Ohio. A part of his job is defending chemical companies. One day, however, an outraged and distressed farmer from West Virginia by the name of Wilbur Tennant (Bill Camp) visits Bilott’s office with a box of VHS tapes, and asks Rob to look at them....When Rob visits Wilbur’s cow farm, he learns that nearly a couple hundred of his cows have died. He tells Rob that he believes that there are chemicals in the water that his cows are drinking from, and that they’re seeping in from the...
  • Replicating Covid variants in culture without BSL4 protections.

    04/21/2020 1:31:04 PM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 18 replies
    Osong Public Health Res Perspect ^ | 4/21/2020 | nevergiveup
    Virus isolation The virus was isolated from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal samples from putative COVID-19 patients. Oropharyngeal samples were diluted with viral transfer medium containing nasopharyngeal swabs and antibiotics (Nystadin, penicillin-streptomycin 1:1 dilution) at 1:4 ratio and incubated for 1 hour at 4°C, before being inoculated onto Vero cells. Inoculated Vero cells were cultured at 37°C, 5% CO2 in 1× Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium (DMEM) supplemented with 2% fetal bovine serum and penicillin-streptomycin. Virus replication and isolation were confirmed through cytopathic effects, gene detection, and electron microscopy. Viral culture of SARS-CoV-2 was conducted in a biosafety Level-3 facility according to laboratory...
  • How Government Makes a Pandemic More Deadly

    04/16/2020 3:57:11 PM PDT · by rey · 4 replies
    Mises Inst ^ | 04/15/2020 | Christopher A. Hartwell
    In the early days of the outbreak, pundits rushed to the ramparts of Twitter to proclaim that “there are no libertarians in a pandemic.” However, this glee at the apparent failure of markets was soon dashed as more evidence accumulated showing that government intervention was actually the main impediment to success. From an economic standpoint, the channels by which government failure accumulated were legion: Centralizing and restricting testing: the most egregious failure of government has been in its approach to testing, especially in countries not named Germany or South Korea. Highly centralized testing labs (especially in the UK), command and...
  • Fundamental Differences In How Republicans and Democrats Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Crisis

    04/03/2020 9:32:48 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 1, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    If you want to see the difference in how President Trump and the Democrats handle the coronavirus, you don’t have to look any further than Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She is the new Democratic star who recently gave her party’s response to Trump’s State of the Union address.
  • Coronavirus Puts Counterproductive Regulations Into Perspective

    04/02/2020 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 2, 2020 | Veronique De Rugy
    Governments in the United States are restricting freedoms to unprecedented degrees in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As dangerous as this expansion of power is, in some ways, federal, state and local governments are also reducing their intrusions into our lives by cutting many regulations. This deregulation falls into three categories: help people deal with the virus (including those who are confined to their homes with children who need to be home-schooled); help businesses stay open and cater to their consumers under these unusual circumstances; and free the private health care sector to better respond to the...
  • How Bad Regulation, Bureaucracy Slowed The Fight Against Deadly Wuhan Coronavirus

    03/30/2020 3:05:13 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | March 30, 2020 | I and I Editorial Board
    Amid all the political name-calling and finger-pointing over who’s to blame and how to attack the Wuhan coronavirus, one thing surprisingly gets little mention at all: regulation. But bad regulation not only slowed our response, it likely added to our death count. We’re happy to note that in recent days and weeks, President Trump has helped ease the regulatory burden of our response to the coronavirus, pushing Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, our main health agencies, to bend, suspend and in some cases upend useless rules. But that doesn’t mean...
  • The Red Tape Pandemic

    03/25/2020 7:40:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 25, 2020 | John Stossel
    Coronavirus is frightening. I'm working from home, practicing "social distancing." Experts say it'll help "flatten the curve" so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won't be overwhelmed. But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be overwhelmed. It didn't have to get to this point. Coronavirus deaths leveled off in South Korea. That's because people in Korea could easily find out if they had the disease. There are hundreds of testing locations -- even pop-up drive-thru testing centers. Because Koreans got tested, Korean doctors knew who needed to be isolated and who didn't. As a result,...
  • The Red Tape Pandemic

    03/25/2020 5:42:07 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    The Patroit Post ^ | March 25,2020 | John Stossel
    It didn’t have to get to this point. Coronavirus deaths leveled off in South Because Koreans got tested, Korean doctors knew who needed to be isolated and Not in America. In America, a shortage of COVID-19 tests has made it hard for people to get tested. Even those who show all the symptoms have a difficult time. Why weren’t there enough tests? Because our government insists on control of medical innovation. That’s the topic of my new video. When coronavirus appeared, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made its own tests and insisted that people only use those CDC...