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German Government Siezes Homeschooled Children in Raid

31st August 2013

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At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.

The children were taken to unknown locations. Officials ominously promised the parents that they would not be seeing their children “anytime soon.”

HSLDA obtained and translated the court documents that authorized this use of force to seize the children. The only legal grounds for removal were the family’s continuation of homeschooling their children. The papers contain no other allegations of abuse or neglect. Moreover, Germany has not even alleged educational neglect for failing to provide an adequate education. The law ignores the educational progress of the child; attendance—and not learning—is the object of the German law.

I can hear Eric Holder salivating from here, with Arne Duncan breathing heavily in his ear.

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Dietary Myths Debunked by the New Scientist

31st August 2013

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Wave this in the face of your health-freak friends.

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How to Get Fresh Water Out of Thin Air

31st August 2013

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In some of this planet’s driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious strategies to provide themselves with the water necessary for life: They pull it right out of the air, from fog that drifts in from warm oceans nearby.

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Khan Academy Statistics Videos Are Not Good

31st August 2013

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I don’t like the Khan Academy videos about statistics. But I can see why some people do. Some are okay, though some are very bad. I’m rather sorry they exist though, as they perpetuate the idea of statistics as mathematics.

Well, then, produce some of your own that are better, asshole, and quit standing on the sidelines whining about it. Sheesh.

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White House Debuts New Carbon-Cutting Efficiency Standards for Refrigeration

31st August 2013

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A new proposal from the Department of Energy proposes an unexpected target for President Obama’s climate plan: refrigerators. By targeting industrial walk-in freezers and restaurant fridges, the department explains, gradual increases in efficiency standards could have enormous effects on energy use, both saving money and reducing carbon emissions. President Obama’s climate plan had drawn criticism from environmentalists as toothless and ineffective, but these latest proposals would raise the stakes, cutting emissions by an estimated 350 million metric tons of carbon over the next 50 years.

The proposed standards would also effect smaller units, like the open-air dairy fridges found in modern supermarkets. Because of the large size of the units and their overall energy usage, the cumulative effect is expected to be equivalent to taking 109 million cars off the road for a year. More importantly, these regulations come direct from the Department of Energy, and don’t require congressional approval to take effect. They’re still just proposals, and would need to be adopted by the president, but given his previously announced climate plan, it seems likely the measures will meet with his approval.

This is the cornerstone of the enviro-nazi agenda: Everything touches the environment, therefore everything is subject to environmental regulations, therefore there is no limit to government regulation. None. There is no sphere into which the government — state, Federal, international — cannot stick its nose, its fingers, and its dick. Not one. That is why it’s vitally important to shut these people down, because the longer they’re allowed to play this game, the harder it becomes to draw the line.

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You Can Now Track Sharks off the East Coast in Real Time

31st August 2013

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Presume that you want to do that sort of thing, of course.

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Google Exec Departs Amidst Rumors of Tangled Love Quadrangle

31st August 2013

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We’ve confirmed a report today that Android VP Hugo Barra is leaving Google for “Apple of China” Xiaomi.

The report was timed to coincide with another story about the dissolution of Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s marriage to 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki. It also revealed that a person whom Hugo Barra had been in a previous relationship with was now dating Brin.

Barra’s departure was said to be “unrelated” to the above.

California. Need I say more?

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Every Tech Commercial

31st August 2013

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How the Complicated US Healthcare System Makes $1 IV Bags Cost Hundreds

31st August 2013

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It’s not complicated at all. They can charge that because there is no competition, and no price pressure — the people receiving the service aren’t the people paying for it, and there is no political future for anybody advocating that people pay for their own health care when politicians roll over as soon as anybody whines ‘But what about the poor!’ Health care providers charge whatever they can get for every jot and tittle because the government and the insurance companies hammer them six ways from Sunday on everything they do.

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Threats

31st August 2013

What to watch out for in the coming weeks — and years.

Dependency, debt, and cronyism imperil our nation just as much as terrorists operating in Drone-free zones. That troika of hazards risks rendering the fabric of our democratic republic. It leads, ultimately, to a decline in economic strength and, ultimately, to a rise in totalitarianism.

With government consuming an ever-larger percent of GDP, economic growth becomes more difficult. Every day we witness signs of executive usurpation in Washington. While care for the poor, the disadvantaged and the elderly is noble (and necessary in many cases), we must be wary that government does not become overly paternalistic; for dependency weakens the moral fiber of society.

Debt is insidious; it creeps up on little cat feet, especially in an environment of artificially low interest rates. And cronyism is the consequence of bigness – in government, banks, corporations, media/entertainment and unions. Theirs’ is a symbiotic world, each feeding off the other.

Dependency is dangerous no matter the form it takes; it is antithetical to nature. The protective instinct of new parents gives way to the equally natural instinctive knowledge that long-term survivability depends, in some measure, on self-sufficiency. In the wild, animals understand that survivorship of their species means their off-spring must become self-reliant. Birds nudge fledglings from nests high above the ground. While man is societal, he recognizes his responsibility to himself and those who depend on him.

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Susan Cain Interview: 5 Things You Need To Know About Introverts

31st August 2013

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First Law of Dealing With Introverts: LEAVE THEM THE FUCK ALONE. The rest is commentary.

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A Tennessee Clothing Factory Keeps Up the Old Ways

31st August 2013

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Sometimes the old ways are best.

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Why Violence Works

31st August 2013

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Why liberals always wind up indulging it in, however fervent their protestations of devotion to Peace.

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The Case Against Eating Lunch Outside

31st August 2013

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Words of wisdom from a Voice of the Crust. (Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then.)

The obvious flaw with eating outside is that the weather is often unpleasant. That’s why people aren’t suggesting that we eat outside all the time. Only on special “it’s such a nice day!” kind of days do people want to go outside. But what’s a nice day? Well, it’s a day when the temperature outside approximates the results of indoor climate control technology.

And there it is.

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How California Is Turning the Rest of the West Blue

31st August 2013

NPR indulges in some wishful thinking.

Colorado’s politics have become positively Californian lately. There are new restrictions on guns. Pot is legal. The legislative agenda featured an expansion of alternative-energy use requirements for rural consumers. Gay couples can now enter into civil unions.

Notice how ‘Colorado’ has suddenly become ‘the rest of the West’. Gotta love that Blue State math. (I bet he went to government schools….)

Lots of Californians have moved to Denver and its environs, bringing a progressive strain of politics with them and angering more conservative parts of the state — so much so that 10 northeastern counties are planning symbolic but serious votes on secession this fall.

Conservatives have discovered that living on the far side of the Rockies is no longer far enough to get away from the influence of West Coast liberals.

“California migration, to a degree, has altered Colorado politics,” says Mike Krause, vice president of the Independence Institute, a free-market think tank in Denver. “I see California license plates in my neighborhood and on my commute all the time.”

So California isn’t so much a place as it is a breeding ground for ideological disease that can be transmitted to more rational areas of the country. (The same thing is happening in New Hampshire, which is being infected from Massachusetts and Vermont.)

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Why I Hate 1963

31st August 2013

* The Kennedy Assassination and subsequent coverup destroyed any trust the American people had in its government.

* The Beatles destroyed the indigenous American rock music culture.

* Vatican II effectively destroyed the Roman Catholic Church for going on fifty years now.

* Betty Friedan kick-starts modern feminist corrosion of American culture.

* Bobby Kennedy closed Alcatraz.

* Coca-Cola introduced Tab and started the fetish of paying good money for things that taste bad.

* The Ngo Dinh Diem assassination and coup in Saigon made the Vietnam war (and campus radicalism) inevitable.

* Harvey Ball invented the smiley face.

* PITA Andrew Sullivan was born.

It’s all been downhill since then.

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How One Man Turns Annoying Cold Calls Into Cash

31st August 2013

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In November 2011 Lee Beaumont paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line – so to call him now costs 10p, from which he receives 7p.

The Leeds businessman told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme that the line had so far made £300.

I think this is a great idea. Telemarketers want to call you? Don’t depend on the No-Call List, which doesn’t work anyway and only wastes taxpayer money; get a pay line and give that out to people who insist on knowing your telephone number. (I’m thinking banks, utilities, online merchants, and similar parasites — I’ve signed up to receive all of my bills electronically, so whenever I get a letter from Chase that says ‘Important Account Information’, I know that it’s actually an attempt to get me to charge stuff at a premium rate of interest, so off to the recyling bin it goes.)

Phone Pay Plus, which regulates premium numbers, said it strongly discouraged people from adopting the idea.

No doubt for fear of government interference, which happens every time somebody comes up with a scheme to interfere with the industries that lobbyists get paid big bucks to have governments regulate.

Once he had set up the 0871 line, every time a bank, gas or electricity supplier asked him for his details online, he submitted it as his contact number.

He added he was “very honest” and the companies did ask why he had a such a number.

He told the programme he replied: “Because I’m getting annoyed with PPI phone calls when I’m trying to watch Coronation Street so I’d rather make 10p a minute.”

He said almost all of the companies he dealt with were happy to use it and if they refused he asked them to email.

And there it is — FREEDOM, which is rapidly disappearing in America and is almost extinguished in Britain.

Because he works from home, Mr Beaumont has been able to increase his revenue by keeping cold callers talking – asking for more details about their services.

Hee hee hee….

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Children and Cities

31st August 2013

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Conspicuously absent from recent discussion is the role and attractiveness of central cities for families with children. In the past, research and observation both indicated that suburbs provided families with cheaper land and housing, as well as safer neighborhoods and higher quality schools.

If you don’t have — and aren’t going to have — more than one or two kids, there’s no reason to move to the suburbs. If it’s just you and your current squeeze, living in an apartment is not a problem, and you’ve got plenty of free time for clubbing, art galleries, the opera, art films, coffee houses, and trendy parties; nobody needs a sitter, and your biggest problem is finding your way home while tipsy.

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How Technology Wrecks the Middle Class (Although Not as Effectively as Government)

31st August 2013

The New York Times indulges in some handwaving, hoping to point the finger of blame in some direction other than where it belongs, at their masters in D.C.

In the four years since the Great Recession officially ended, the productivity of American workers — those lucky enough to have jobs — has risen smartly. But the United States still has two million fewer jobs than before the downturn, the unemployment rate is stuck at levels not seen since the early 1990s and the proportion of adults who are working is four percentage points off its peak in 2000.

And who was responsible for the Great Recession? Why, the federal government, through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and legislation sponsored by Democrat Congresscritters like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the sort of people who get endorsed for re-election like clockwork by … The New York Times. Funny how that works.

Are we in danger of losing the “race against the machine,” as the M.I.T. scholars Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue in a recent book? Are we becoming enslaved to our “robot overlords,” as the journalist Kevin Drum warned in Mother Jones? Do “smart machines” threaten us with “long-term misery,” as the economists Jeffrey D. Sachs and Laurence J. Kotlikoff prophesied earlier this year? Have we reached “the end of labor,” as Noah Smith laments in The Atlantic?

Is it the fault of government schools, who cripple the minds of our children so that they aren’t able to do anything other than things robots can do better? Is it the fault of Federal, state, and local government regulations that make it all but impossible for someone to afford to create and grow a small business? Notice which questions the Voices of the Crust ask, and which they do now.

Of course, anxiety, and even hysteria, about the adverse effects of technological change on employment have a venerable history. In the early 19th century a group of English textile artisans calling themselves the Luddites staged a machine-trashing rebellion. Their brashness earned them a place (rarely positive) in the lexicon, but they had legitimate reasons for concern.

And the fact that their ideological heirs, the Unions, support the Crust and its Voices (like the New York Times) is purely a coincidence. Nothing to see here, move along, move along….

At one end are so-called abstract tasks that require problem-solving, intuition, persuasion and creativity. These tasks are characteristic of professional, managerial, technical and creative occupations, like law, medicine, science, engineering, advertising and design. People in these jobs typically have high levels of education and analytical capability, and they benefit from computers that facilitate the transmission, organization and processing of information.

These are the sorts of people who good schools produce. We don’t have a lot of such schools, although we used to.

On the other end are so-called manual tasks, which require situational adaptability, visual and language recognition, and in-person interaction. Preparing a meal, driving a truck through city traffic or cleaning a hotel room present mind-bogglingly complex challenges for computers. But they are straightforward for humans, requiring primarily innate abilities like dexterity, sightedness and language recognition, as well as modest training. These workers can’t be replaced by robots, but their skills are not scarce, so they usually make low wages.

These are the people that government schools are turning out in impressive numbers, even though we’re spending more tax money on education than ever before.

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Researchers Figure Out How to Grow Uniform Batches of Carbon Nanotubes

31st August 2013

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Carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes of rolled up graphene that measure just 1 nanometer across, are super-strong structures that could someday be used in solar cells, batteries, electronic circuits and everyday objects. While researchers are getting better at making large batches of carbon nanotubes, producing them uniformly has been elusive.

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Design of Everyday Things, Revised Edition

31st August 2013

This is the introduction to the latest edition of a book that everyone needs to read.

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Asimov Looks to the Future

31st August 2013

Famed scientist and science-fiction author Isaac Asimov attempted to predict, in 1964, what the future would be like 50 years down the road.

I always love reading these sorts of articles. (Did you know that they still have ‘world’s fairs’? I didn’t. I don’t recall hearing anything about them in the news since about 1970. Remember the ‘Motreal Expos’?)

The saddest thing is that Isaac Asimov was a typical Other Left Coast Liberal, as his autobiography makes clear, and a lot of what he predicted would come to pass (Moon colonies! Fission power!) have been made politically impossible by people who believe just like him.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

31st August 2013

Ti2 Para-Biners

The Silverback

Tuls credit-card sized multitools

Zeus multi-tool

Infrared Pain-Relieving Wrap. I am not making this up.

iDoor camera

Motion-Activated Sprinkler

Heated Towel Warmer. Live like the 1%.

K-Bar Zombie Chopper. Just in case.

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The Man Who Actually Had Health Insurance

31st August 2013

Dr Jeffrey Singer turns over a rock.

So we canceled the surgery and started the scheduling process all over again, this time classifying my patient as a “self-pay” (or uninsured) patient. I quoted him a reasonable upfront cash price, as did the anesthesiologist. We contacted a different hospital and they quoted him a reasonable upfront cash price for the outpatient surgical/nursing services. He underwent his operation the very next day, with a total bill of just a little over $3,000, including doctor and hospital fees. He ended up saving $17,000 by not using insurance

This process taught us a few things. First, most people these days don’t have health “insurance.” They have prepaid health plans. They pay premiums to take advantage of a pre-negotiated fee schedule arranged for and administered by a third party. My patient, on the other hand, had insurance.

Second, even with the markdown for upfront “cash-pay” patients, none of the providers was losing money on my patient. Otherwise they wouldn’t have agreed to the prices. With the third-party payer taken out of the picture, we got a better idea of the market prices for the services. It is the third-party payment system that interferes with true price competition, so “market clearing prices” can’t develop.

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Oregon Bar Owner to Pay $400G to Banned Cross-Dresser

31st August 2013

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The penalty is the first imposed under the 2007 Oregon Equality Act. The law protects the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender Oregonians in employment, housing and public places. The order also requires Penner to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.

Welcome to the Soviet Union Left Coast.

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Rapper Sean Kingston Sued for Alleged Gang Rape, Report Says

31st August 2013

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We are all Trayvon Martin now. (Except for white people, of course.)

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Jury Finds Teen Guilty of Murdering Georgia Baby in Stroller

31st August 2013

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Jurors deliberated about two hours before finding De’Marquise Elkins guilty of 11 counts, including two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick. The man’s mother, Karimah Elkins, was on trial alongside him and was found guilty of tampering with evidence but acquitted of lying to police.

De’Marquise Elkins faces life in prison when he is sentenced at a later date. At the time of the shooting he was 17, too young to face the death penalty under Georgia law.

We are all Trayfon Martin now. (Except for white people, of course.)

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‘Free’ Benefits in Obamacare Come With Hidden Costs

31st August 2013

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“P. J. O’Rourke famously said that if you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free,” said Avik Roy, of the Manhattan Institute. “Once you lard on all these additional things, all these extras that insurers must provide, you have to pay for that.”

For the average consumer, that means taxes, the American Enterprise Institute’s Jim Capretta told Fox News.

“There’s going to be taxes on insurance. Taxes on drugs. Taxes on medical devices. All of that is getting passed through to the prices people have to pay either for direct services or their insurance premiums,” he said.

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Surgeon Livestreams Operation Using Google Glass

30th August 2013

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Kaeding was performing ACL surgery on a woman who had hurt her knee while playing softball. Glass apparently didn’t hinder Kaeding’s performance or concentration in any way. “To be honest, once we got into the surgery, I often forgot the device was there,” he says.

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Sheriffs Band Together to Overturn Colorado Gun Control Laws

30th August 2013

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These laws include a ban on magazines over 15 rounds (rifle or pistol), background check requirements for every sale in the state, and a new tax–described as a service fee–for those background checks. The background check requirement effectively ends private sales within the state.

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Black Student Sent Racist Text Messages to Himself in Bid for Student President

30th August 2013

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St. Peter’s Prep was the victim of a racism hoax this week, when a black student running for student president claimed that he had been sent racist texts warning him to drop out. It now turns out that the 16-year-old student sent himself the text messages.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Best Video of the Day: Obamacare

30th August 2013

Two, actually. Watch them.

 

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DOJ Sues Louisiana to Stop School Voucher Program Helping Black Students

30th August 2013

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Of course. The Crust, through their old-boy network laughingly called the Democratic Party, requires a huge underclass of functionally illiterate proles who cannot survive without government benefits, and hence will remain reliable votes for the people who deliver those benefits. Any program that would threaten to give them the skills to make it on their own must be destroyed. (What, you think that government schools got so bad all by themselves?)

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Weiner Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

30th August 2013

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And why not?

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Stop Privileges for Government Officials

30th August 2013

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All over America, government officials enjoy privileges that ordinary citizens don’t. Sometimes it involves bearing arms, with special rules favoring police, politicians and even retired government employees. Sometimes it involves freedom from traffic and parking tickets, like the special non-traceable license plates enjoyed by tens of thousands of California state employees or similar immunities for Colorado legislators. Often it involves immunity from legal challenges, like the “qualified” immunity to lawsuits enjoyed by most government officials, or the even-better “absolute immunity” enjoyed by judges and prosecutors. (Both immunities — including, suspiciously, the one for judges — are creations of judicial action, not legislation).

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Teens Sentenced to Indefinite Probation in Florida Bus Beating

30th August 2013

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Three teenagers charged in a vicious school bus beating were sentenced to indefinite probation Thursday in a Florida juvenile court.

I can see the T-shirt: ‘I beat the snot out of a white kid on a school bus, and all I got was indefinite probation.’

There’s justice for you. Suggests what would have happened to Trayvon Martin if George Zimmerman hadn’t been armed — because, you know, we’re all Trayvon Martin now. (Well, not white people, but you get the idea.)

Be prepared for the hordes of angry white demonstrators outside the courtroom shouting ‘No Justice, No Peace!’ (Oh, wait….)

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Wiley Is Actually Funny Today

29th August 2013

Non Sequitur

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Democracy’s Dog Days

29th August 2013

Victor Davis Hanson is admirably dyspeptic.

The Obama administration was quite pleased that the anti-democratic Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood had come to power through a single plebiscite. That confidence required a great deal of moral blindness, both of the present and past.

Like other once-elected authoritarians who believe that democracy is similar to a bus route — in the words of Mr. Erdogan of Turkey, once you get to your stop, you get off — Morsi had no intention of fostering the sort of consensual institutions so necessary for republican government. Almost immediately he gave a de facto green light to cleanse the government of his opponents, to Islamicize a once largely secular society, and to persecute religious minorities.

Like a Hitler, Mussolini, Mugabe, or Hugo Chavez, Morsi was counting on the legitimacy from a once-in-a-lifetime largely free election, and then the use of state power, if not terror, to institutionalize his authoritarian rule. Morsi’s legacy is that he was both a beneficiary of the Arab Spring in Egypt and almost singlehandedly ended it.

Unfortunately, there seem to be no signs of democracy’s revival elsewhere in the Arab world or, for that matter, all that many recent vibrant examples in the world at large these days.

Rather a distinguishing characteristic of Islam, throughout history. Perhaps that’s because Islam is an oppressive totalitarian ideology masquerading as a religion.

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Cornel West: Obama Only Gives ‘Wonderful Speeches’

29th August 2013

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Kinda late to the party, arent’ you, Professor West?

Guess it doesn’t take much more than black skin and a loud mouth to get tenure at Harvard any more. Pity. Used to be a pretty good school.

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‘Dream 9’ Illegal Immigrant: Deported ‘Deserve’ Pathway to Citizenship Too

29th August 2013

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I suspect that it’s only a matter of time before the U.N. declares American citizenship an ‘essential human right’, the denial of which can lead to prosecution for war crimes or insufficient hygiene or something.

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Are You Syria-ous?

29th August 2013

Camp of the Saints is not afraid to ask the obvious question.

Let’s see…

On one side is a Muslim regime that supports terrorist organizations.

On the other are Muslim terrorists who want to erect a more ‘pure’ Mohammedin regime.

Each side is killing the members of the other side.

Nations of The West are saying The United States should get involved in the conflict.

Hmmm……Why?

Let the barbarians kill each other — and I say let them do so with impunity.

Sometimes it best if the policeman [of the world] looks the other way.

And that says about everything that needs to be said on the subject.

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Kim Jong-Un’s Ex-Girlfriend Reportedly Executed by Firing Squad

29th August 2013

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“They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on,” a source told the paper. The source added that the victim’s families appear to have all been sent to prison camps.

Next time you hear someone complain about how America sucks because it’s so oppressive, reflect on the sort of thing that Real Oppressive Regimes do.

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Missouri Poised to Enact Measure Nullifying Federal Gun Laws

29th August 2013

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But that trick never works….

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Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States

28th August 2013

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The two major political parties claim that their policies will lead to better outcomes. What does the data show?

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‘Natural Flavor’ Comes From a Beaver’s Butt

28th August 2013

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Feeding Homeless Apparently Illegal in Raleigh, NC

28th August 2013

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Of course it is. ‘All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.’ — Benito Mussolini

 

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The Obamacare Lobbying Bonanza

28th August 2013

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govBack in 2006, when President Obama was still a Senator, he spoke at a summit on lobbying reform. His remarks were quite critical of Republicans, noting that “we’ve seen the number of registered lobbyists in Washinton double since George Bush came into office.” He condemned the practice of letting lobbyists write legislation, and slammed Republicans for their ties to the lobbying world. “For years now, [the GOP has] openly bragged about stocking K Street lobbying firms with former leadership staffers to increase their power in Washington.”

These days, Obama and his fellow Democrats aren’t exactly bragging about ties between his party and the lobbying industry. But his administration, along with Democrats in Conrgess, have helped facilitate it all the same.

The 2010 health care overhaul, in particular, has meant big business for well-connected lobbying firms—and numerous trips through the revolving door for the former administration and congressional staffers who can help make those firms even better connected still.

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U.N. Warns U.S. Against Spying on Diplomats

28th August 2013

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Of course, they have nothing to say about the ‘diplomats’ who are spying on the U.S., certainly not during the Cold War.

Proper U.S. response: ‘Oh, yeah? Just what do you plan to do about it? Pick up your ball and go home? Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.’

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The Case for Impeaching Obama

28th August 2013

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This week, the movement stands to get a shot in the arm with the release of a new book, Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama From Office. Co-author Aaron Klein, a reporter for the website WorldNetDaily, says preorders of the book by retailers and book clubs were “approaching six figures” prior to its release Tuesday, and the publisher plans to deliver copies to the offices of members of Congress shortly after they return to Washington on September 9.

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Florida High Schools Banning Cheerleaders’ Uniforms During School Day

28th August 2013

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Several Florida high schools are restricting or even banning their own cheerleading uniforms — saying the skimpy skirts violate dress codes.

Somebody is not clear on the concept, here.

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