Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism is the first film in a 3 part saga. This chapter documents how the ruling class, through their billion dollar foundations, have infiltrated the public education system in the west and have used it as a tool to indoctrinate children into a totalitarian ideology. This film explores the chronological paper trail uncovered by... (more)
Why Government Hates Cash
posted 08/24/2015, 10:02 AM (Mises Institute) [Category: Economy]
In April it was announced that Greece was imposing a surcharge for all cash withdrawals from bank accounts to deter citizens from clearing out their accounts. So now the Greeks will have to pay one euro per 1,000 euros that they withdraw, which is one-tenth of a percent. It doesn’t seem very big, but the principle at work is extremely big because what they’re in effect doing is breaking the exchange rate between a unit of bank deposits and a unit of currency.
"I'll put a hole right through your f--ing head" -- those are the words shouted by a mentally unstable police officer at a citizen, not because the citizen was accused of something violent or life-threatening, but merely because he accidentally cut the officer off in traffic. Those threats, along with a barrage of others, were record by that citizen on his dash-cam.
So this seems a good time to remind everyone that stock prices could go down a lot further. In fact, stock prices have to go down a lot further -- or, at least, have to stay generally flat for a very long time -- just to get back to historically average levels of valuation and performance.
Today's stock prices are so extreme that ... (more)
From one minute to the next, I went from seemingly free to cuffed and captured. Anyone who has ever experienced such a thing knows exactly what I mean. If you haven't experienced it, I hope you never do.
It might be best described as a loss of innocence, plus a new presence of awareness that all that we love and cherish in this world hangs in the balance. The balance can be tipped, with or wi... (more)
Elizabeth Butler is accusing Officer Paul Tremblay of planting cocaine on her in an effort to show off for the cameras – which resulted in the destruction of her reputation and lead to her having to move away from the area.
What we have seen over the course of the last eighty years is a systematic dismantling of the contribution of economics to our understanding of the social world. Whatever the cause, modern economics is now not much more than formal modeling using mathematics dressed up in economics-sounding lingo. In this sense, economics is dead as a science, assuming it was ever alive. Economics in mathematical form cannot fulfill its promises and nei... (more)
Officer Irvin Magayanes was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree negligent homicide and released after posting $1,000 bail.
On Saturday, Jan. 3, police say Michael Kocher Jr., 19, of Hanapepe, was walking along Kaumualii Highway at around 9:35 p.m., just east of the Kaumakani Post Office, when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla heading east-bound.... (more)
The former chief strategist for George Soros bought shares of SPDR Gold Trust, an exchange-traded product backed by gold, worth $323.6 million at the end of June, according to a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
[...]Druckenmiller, who shut his hedge fund firm Duquesne Capital Management in 2010, now manages his own... (more)
Sgt. Joel Doseau, 43, was found dead with a plastic bag over his head inside his parents’ Canarsie home, sources said.
A hose attached to a nearby butane tank fed gas into the bag, asphyxiating the cop, sources said.... (more)
Despite Evidence, FDA Targets E-Cigarettes With Proposed Regulations
posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (The New American) [Category: Economy]
Despite evidence that electronic cigarettes are both safer for users than tobacco and also help smokers kick the habit, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a campaign against them. According to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff, the FDA is looking to enact a "deeming rule" that would expand the agency's regulation of tobacco to include e-cigarettes, which do not use tobacco. Critics contend that such an illogical decision underscores that the FDA is at the behest of lobbyists <... (more)
Adam D. Torres, who was on duty when he shot John Geer during a standoff after a domestic disturbance call, was denied bond and appeared to faint a short time later during his first court appearance on a charge of second-degree murder.
The director of the statewide Republican Party said via text message that an account was created under his name and his former personal credit card billing address in connection with the work of his law firm, Doré Jeansonne. He declined to say who he was using the account f... (more)
While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the... (more)
In an interview with Jeanine Pirro for her program “Justice” set to air Saturday night, Trump said that the former Maryland governor did not need to say he was sorry.
“And then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting, little, weak,... (more)
Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?
posted 08/21/2015, 10:20 AM (Mises Institute) [Category: Politics/Corruption] The term “Sagebrush Rebellion” is again showing up in newspapers across the American west as states seek more control over federal lands within their own boundaries. As with the original Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and 1980s, several western states, where the federal government owns well over one-third of land within the states, have begun to look to more local control of lands as an answer to federal indifference, mismanagement, and outright hostility. In at least one case — Utah — the sta... (more)
The Crivitz school district will usher in the new policy in the fall, claiming that it is to “protect” students.
"We have a growing drug problem in Marinette County and in talking with the police force and talking with school administrators and other conference athletic directors, I just felt that as a school we coul... (more)
The deputy was responding to a call from a man who said he was hearing voices taunting him from across the street. After checking out the situation, he determined that the subject was drunk and determined that he posed no threat. As he was leaving the apartment, he entered a dimly lit stairwell.
As I drove to work the other day, I heard a very interesting segment on NPR that featured a startup designing video games to improve cognitive skills and relieve symptoms associated with a myriad of mental health conditions. One game highlighted, Project Evo, has shown good preliminary... (more)
The most entertaining politician in the history of America hosts another entertaining press conference in Derry, New Hampshire and bashes Jeb Bush and others in a short speech.
Trumpismo, Mexico, and the Drug Cartels
posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (Justin Raimondo) [Category: Commentary] Donald Trump is making headlines by claiming that Mexican illegal “aliens” are raping and murdering their way across America – and that the Mexican government is deliberately directing their criminals our way. Mexico’s leaders are “very smart” and ours are “incompetent” or complicit, declares The Donald, whose demagogic denunciations have catapulted him to the top of the polls. However, like much else that the reality show star says, the exact opposite is the case. It isn’t Mexico’s worst who ar... (more)
According to an analysis of filings from registered K Street firms by The Hill, Clinton and Bush combined have received approximately $... (more)
Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Encryption
posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (The Intercept) [Category: Politics/Corruption] Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for law enforcement to track down “evildoers” — and called for a “much better, more cooperative relationship” with Apple, Google, and other tech companies that are building uncrackable private communication apps into their new products.
“If you create encryption, it makes it harder for the American government to do its job — while protecting civil liberties — to make sure that evildoers aren’t ... (more)
Santa Ana police made national headlines in June when a video recorded from a hidden camera showed officers making derogatory remarks about a disabled woman and purportedly eating pot edibles during a raid at Sky High Collective.... (more)
[...] "E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm," said Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England, which carried out the study.... (more)
They guard access from land and water, and arrest anyone who attempts to cross into the disputed territory, charging them with “illegal border crossing” into Serbia. Yet, Serbia still says the land doesn’t belong to them. ... (more)
The American Automobile Association (AAA) put out a study on municipalities swelling their revenues through speed traps. This policing for profit has reached egregious proportions in several US towns. Seven states ha... (more)
The stunning killing was caught on a helmet cam and showed officers gun Boyd down. The Albuquerque police ruled the killing as justified after claiming that his movements, from 30 feet away, were threatening.