A Convenient LIE
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:37:25 by Charles_Byrd
Climatology is complicated, and I do not claim to be an expert in this topic. It is generally accepted that CO2 levels are, in part, driving global warming. While I would agree that this is the case, my intuition tells me that the effect of CO2 levels in the range at which they exist in our atmosphere presently has very little to do with climate. I cannot discount a possible contributing effect of CO2, but I believe that the current perception that rising carbon dioxide levels are the central factor that is driving the destruction of our biosphere is unfounded and illogical. Click for Full Text!
Training Up Pro-Life Warriors to WIN
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:33:28 by Charles_Byrd
Conservatives and pro-life activists have a lot to learn about communications, organizing, and winning, but the Leadership Institute stands ready to help solve that problem, said LI Director of Coalitions Dena Espenscheid in this interview with The New American magazine's Alex Newman. Among other strategies, Espenscheid recommended telling people's stories, rather than simply citing data and statistics. She also warned that conservatives need to use the correct language rather than rely on the manipulations concocted by the Left. Click for Full Text!
Brickbat: For the Birds
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:25:26 by Charles_Byrd
A judge has ordered the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) to return 13 birds it seized from falconer Holly Lamar. The agency seized the birds and confiscated some of her equipment, days after she filed a complaint against one of its agents for failing to respond to her requests for information for months and giving her conflicting information when the agent did respond. Three months later the agency charged her with 30 misdemeanors, mostly for failing to report the purchase or sale of a bird or to report the purchase or sale in a timely manner. Click for Full Text!
The latest threats to Proposition 13 in Sacramento
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:24:01 by Charles_Byrd
Nineteenth century lawyer and newspaper publisher, Gideon J. Tucker, once said that no mans life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session. Well, the California Legislature is back in session and no truer words have ever been spoken. And, while were still waiting on a thousand or so more bills to appear in print, there are already several major concerns to taxpayers, and even a few direct threats to Proposition 13. Here are just two: ACA 1 and ACA 3. Click for Full Text!
War in Ukraine and ICBMs: The Untold Story of How They Could Blow Up the World
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:22:21 by Charles_Byrd
Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, media coverage of the war hasnt included even the slightest mention of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Yet the war has boosted the chances that ICBMs will set off a global holocaust. Four hundred of them always on hair-trigger alert are fully armed with nuclear warheads in underground silos scattered across Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming, while Russia deploys about 300 of its own. Former Defense Secretary William Perry has called ICBMs some of the most dangerous weapons in the world, warning that they could even trigger an accidental nuclear war. Now, with sky-high ...
The Impossibility of Equality
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:20:27 by Charles_Byrd
Probably the most common ethical criticism of the market economy is that it fails to achieve the goal of equality. Equality has been championed on various economic grounds, such as minimum social sacrifice or the diminishing marginal utility of money (see the chapter on taxation above). But in recent years economists have recognized that they cannot justify egalitarianism by economics, that they ultimately need an ethical basis for equality. Click for Full Text!
The "Roy Cohn" Speech
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:19:01 by Charles_Byrd
This speech was written by Murray N. Rothbard, and delivered in the 1950s at a Roy Cohn event at which Joe McCarthy was present. Click for Full Text!
The Problems With Disney and Florida
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:16:05 by Charles_Byrd
The core of the problems with Disney and Florida is the American addiction to corporatism. This is the use of government power for the benefit of the governments patrons. Stated differently, it is a symbiotic relationship between the government and a private business that gives government officials corporate largesse and the private business a near monopoly. It is capturing the power of the state to increase private wealth at the expense of others. Corporatism is immoral because it bribes the state to give government power to a patron. It is economically counterproductive because it stifles competition. It is unconstitutional because it violates equal protection and, in the Florida ...
Ohio Woman Says Cops Broke Her Wrist for Recording During Traffic Stop
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:11:53 by Charles_Byrd
A new lawsuit alleges that an Ohio woman suffered a broken wrist and other injuries after being violently arrested during a traffic stop, in part due to filming the police who pulled her over. In February 2020, Amanda Mills was pulled over for speeding in Walton Hills, a small town outside Cleveland, Ohio. According to the suit, a police officer, identified in the lawsuit only as "Officer Schmidt" exited his cruiser "irate" and "screaming." Nervous, Mills began recording the encounter. Schmidt ordered Mills to get out of her vehicle. According to the suit, "Amanda asked 'why?' without making any other statement or any sudden movement. At this ...
SCOTUS Questions the Government's Absurdly Broad Definition of 'Aggravated Identity Theft'
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:10:21 by Charles_Byrd
Back in 2004, Congress decided to tackle the problem of "identity theft." It was responding to much-publicized cases in which criminals obtained credit cards in other people's names, sticking them with the resulting bills and hurting their credit ratings. But instead of focusing on that paradigmatic situation and crimes of a similar nature, Congress passed the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, which prescribed a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for "aggravated identity theft." The law's definition of that crime is so broad that it can be read to cover myriad minor offenses that are nothing like identity theft as it is generally understood. Naturally, ...
Decades of Subsidies Have Made the Essentials of Middle-Class Life Increasingly Difficult To Afford
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:08:35 by Charles_Byrd
Perhaps the simplest way to diagnose the problem with American politics right now is that it is out of touch. Democrats and Republicans have spent the better part of the last decade arguing about partisan peccadillos and culture war obsessions, while middle-class concerns have languished. And thus a new movement has risen mostly but not exclusively on the technocratic center-left, intent on refocusing liberal politics in general and Democratic politicians in particular on workaday economic concerns. This movement has many strains and individual obsessions, but it is united by a shared thesis: The basics of middle-class lifeespecially but not only housing, education, and health ...
The Case for Prohibition—and Its Violence—as UN Rights Breach
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:04:18 by Charles_Byrd
Its well documented that banning drugs leads to violence. But a new paper, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, argues that the predictable proliferation of this violenceand its effect on people around the globecould be considered a violation of the fundamental right to life and safety, as defined by the United Nations. The United States alcohol Prohibition in the 1920s is often cited as an example of what happens when you remove regulation from a lucrative market. Groups operating outside the law are heavily incentivized to participate in the trade and to protect their market sharesby whatever means they can, in the absence of a rules-based ...
The American People Must Draw Red Lines Now
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:01:55 by Charles_Byrd
Washington and NATO have rapidly escalated their war with Russia. The White House appears to have blown up the Nord Stream pipelines in a blatant act of war against Russia, not to mention Germany and other European allies. The CIA is reportedly conducting sabotage attacks on Russian infrastructure and the Pentagon has tacitly endorsed Kievs drone strikes hundreds of miles deep inside the Russian mainland. Click for Full Text!
The Coming Recession Will Be a Global One
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:00:21 by Charles_Byrd
Over one hundred years ago, Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises discovered what causes the boom-bust business cycle. As Mises explained, the boom is caused by central and commercial banks creating money out of thin air. This lowers interest rates, which encourages businesses to borrow this newly created money to fund capital- intensive investment projects. Click for Full Text!
Market Morons Finally Forced to Face Reality
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:56:44 by Charles_Byrd
Investors have been slower than a tank of turtles swimming in molasses when it comes to grasping reality, but they may be getting the message on inflation and the Feds fight ahead at last. That said, one should never underestimate the resolve of people to enshrine their wishes as unholy doctrines in order to continue chasing the phantasms of their greed like drunken gamblers in a smoke-clouded casino. This bear market now well over a year long has produced many rallies that were exemplary in demonstrating that unattractive quality of the human condition. News stories across multiple categories of The Daily Doom last Friday screamed the message of inflation how ...
Air Force Relieves Six Leaders at Nuclear Base Over "Loss of Confidence"
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:54:25 by Charles_Byrd
Six leaders, including two commanders and four of their subordinates, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, were abruptly relieved of their duties due to a loss of confidence, the US Air Force wrote in a press release Monday. Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, commander of the 8th Air Force, relieved Col. Gregory Mayer of the 5th Mission Support Group and Maj. Jonathan Welch of the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron from their leadership positions at Minot AFB due to a loss of confidence in their ability to complete their assigned duties. Click for Full Text!
Massachusetts Democrats Won’t Oust Chairman Who Said Disabled Children Should Be Aborted
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:52:15 by Charles_Byrd
A local Massachusetts Democratic Committee chairman who suggested that unborn babies with disabilities should be aborted to save money on special education will retain his position despite a public outcry against him. According to the Boston Herald, Committee members on Sunday voted unanimously, 27-0, to endorse a statement repudiating chairman Michael Hugos comments, but the committee opposed a motion to add an agenda item to a future meeting to discuss whether Hugo should be removed. Click for Full Text!
Muslim Politician With Possible Extremist Links Poised to Become Scotland’s Next Leader
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:50:34 by Charles_Byrd
Following Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeons February 15 announcement of her resignation, the race for both the leadership of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and Scotland as a country began. Although political pundits have singled out Cabinet Secretary Kate Forbes as a potential successor, Forbes Presbyterian beliefs and opposition to LGBTQ+ and other liberal ideologies have provoked leftist assaults on her character and ability to lead the nation. Thus, another very likely candidate to succeed Sturgeon has been Scottish Health Minister Humza Yousaf, who likely has links both to the Muslim Brotherhood and other extremist groups. For eight years, Nicola Sturgeons ...
Biden Admin Using CHIPS Act to Force Taxpayers to Fund Daycare for Tech Workers
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:48:41 by Charles_Byrd
The Biden administration is using the recently enacted CHIPS Act to force Americans to subsidize childcare for people employed in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Rather than seeking for some sort of spending bill to work its way through Congress as is required by the U.S. Constitution the Biden Commerce Department is using the money being offered to the semiconductor industry to surreptitiously spend taxpayer funds to set up childcare facilities at all the factories receiving money from this latest act of the executive. Click for Full Text!
Hershey’s Rewards Cross-dressing Man Lady With Advertisement, Real Women Fume
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:45:52 by Charles_Byrd
One might have thought the tranny craze had reached apogee when USA Today risibly called Richard Levine, the assistant secretary of Health and Human Services who pretends he is a woman named Rachel, one of the newspapers women of the year. But alas, Hersheys yes, that Hersheys has done them one better. The candy conglomerate put a man-lady in an advertisement for International Womens Day. Click for Full Text!
Post Date: 2023-03-01 18:10:12 by Charles_Byrd
The decay in quality reveals that the collapse of the neoliberal-hyper- financialization-hyper-globalization model has already occurred. I've often addressed the dismaying decline of quality over the past 30+ years, for example, The "Crapification" of the U.S. Economy Is Now Complete (February 9, 2022). Click for Full Text!
The Reckoning That Wasn’t
Post Date: 2023-03-01 18:08:43 by Charles_Byrd
Over the course of many evenings in 1952 and 1953, when I was a kindergartner, my family gathered around a hand-me-down TV in the Chicago housing project where we lived to watch Victory at Sea. With stirring music and solemn narration, this 26-part documentary produced by NBC offered an inspiring account of World War II as a righteous conflict in which freedom had triumphed over evil, in large part thanks to the exertions of the United States. The country had waged a peoples war, fought by millions of ordinary citizens who had answered the call of duty. The wars outcome testified to the strength of American democracy. Here was history in all its seductive and terrible ...
Occupational Licensing: Giving Government Power Over Prosperity
Post Date: 2023-03-01 18:05:31 by Charles_Byrd
The state Legislature of Virginia is poised to approve a bill that would grant comity to occupational licenses issued by other states. This event might not sound particularly newsworthy, but anything that takes prosperity out of the hands of the government and places it back in the hands of the people is good news for liberty and those who cherish it. Click for Full Text!
Brickbat: Quick Action
Post Date: 2023-03-01 18:02:28 by Charles_Byrd
Less than two weeks after a driver rammed into one of the bedrooms of his Austin, Texas, home, Chris Newby got a letter from the city telling him his house was now in violation of city code and that he had 30 days to get it repaired or he faced $2,000 a day in fines. The letter was dated on the day the driver smashed into Newby's home. City officials said the building inspector was notified about the accident by the fire department and that it is city policy to send such letters after a house is damaged. Click for Full Text!
The US/NATO War Against Russia
Post Date: 2023-03-01 18:00:41 by Charles_Byrd
The US/NATO war against Russia via proxy Ukraine is one of the most ridiculous, unnecessary, contrived wars ever devised. It was initiated and engineered by the United States with two main objectives: 1) to weaken and destroy Russia, and 2) to make Americas European allies (vassal states) more dependent economically on the USA. This situation is extremely dangerous as certain elements in the Washington political establishment would like to escalate the conflict to a nuclear war. Click for Full Text!
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