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John Stossel: ILLEGAL EVERYTHING
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Posted on 02/24/2012 2:51:08 PM PST by Lucky9teen

Kids who open lemonade stands are now shutdown by police. I tried to open a lemonade stand legally in NYC. That was quite an adventure. It takes 65 days to get permission from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

With government adding 80,000 pages of rules and regulations every year, it's no surprise that regular people break laws without even trying.

A small businessman spent 6 years in federal prison for breaking Honduran regulations (and, to make it worse, the Honduran government said he didn't). A family in Idaho can't build a home on their land because the EPA says it's a wetland-but it only resembles a wetland because a government drain malfunctioned and flooded it.

TAXI TROUBLE: Want to start a taxi business? Too bad - it's illegal. Illegal, that is, unless you buy a government-issued "taxi medallion" that can cost as much as a million dollars. One city has a free market for cabs - Washington, DC - but lobbyists there are pushing to regulate.

ILLEGAL FOOD: Increasingly, government tells us what we can and can't eat -- bans on trans-fat, happy meals, "raw" foods. California officials raided a raw food club, and arrested clerks for selling unpasteurized milk. Farmer Joel Salatin, author of "Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal," explains why Americans DON'T have the freedom to choose the food they eat.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: Drug use is illegal - but should it be? Where drugs are legal, businessmen replace gangs as the dealers and pay taxes. Portugal decriminalized all drugs 10 years ago--including crack, ecstasy, and heroin. What has happened since then? We go to Portugal and get the facts from police, politicians, and drug addicts.

ILLEGAL SEX: Our government bans prostitution because people think it's a dirty, dangerous business. But not in brothels...

(Excerpt) Read more at foxbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Food; Humor
KEYWORDS: government; illegal; regulations; rules
And some people don't think we live in a police state?

I love John Stossel and his documentaries. His shows are very informative.

Tonight's Special: Illegal Everything (airs 9 PM ET on Fox News)

1 posted on 02/24/2012 2:51:11 PM PST by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Any candidate who talks about rolling back the beuracracies and about allowing the citizens more freedoms, and talks about this often will win the election.

People are tired of this.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 2:55:42 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

And if they renege, we’ll toss em out.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 2:57:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Lucky9teen

that guy is sharp as a tack and I love his politics.

have you heard him interviewed? It’s like he becomes this completely other person —cold and remote. Unruffled about anything it all —it’s so weird.

I think his liberal journo colleagues stab him in the back a lot?

I love his reports, but....he has this other side.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 2:57:34 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Lucky9teen

Thanks, I may watch the TV tonight.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 2:58:04 PM PST by blam
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To: Lucky9teen

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws.”
— Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”


6 posted on 02/24/2012 2:59:24 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: gaijin

Here yah go;) I enjoy his reports - haven’t watched him in some time though. He’s a libertarian, free-market agnostic an unlikely MSM talent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stossel


7 posted on 02/24/2012 3:01:29 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And if they renege, we’ll toss em out.

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Heck with that, we will ride them out on the rails!


8 posted on 02/24/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Some things aren't illegal.

A person can break into this country - pretend to be a citizen - collect food stamps... and nothing will happen to them.

Apparently it's also not illegal to kill two soldiers if the killers are ticked off that a koran has been burned...

Gotta love liberal standards...

9 posted on 02/24/2012 3:29:12 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Chickensoup
Any candidate who talks about rolling back the beuracracies and about allowing the citizens more freedoms, and talks about this often will win the election.

People are tired of this.


No doubt. Unfortunately, the GOP is running full speed ahead to be trapped into clamoring about smarmy social issues.
10 posted on 02/24/2012 3:29:55 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

No doubt. Unfortunately, the GOP is running full speed ahead to be trapped into clamoring about smarmy social issues.

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The MSM is complicit. Gosh how I dislike the media lapdogs.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 3:46:47 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: GOPJ
Some things aren't illegal.

A person can break into this country - pretend to be a citizen - collect food stamps... and nothing will happen to them.

Apparently it's also not illegal to kill two soldiers if the killers are ticked off that a koran has been burned...

Gotta love liberal standards...

No, every one of those things are illegal, and those a$$hats in the government KNOW it, but those leftists simply don't care. They don't believe in "the rule of law." They believe in "the rule of men," or more to the point, using the laws they create and pervert to rule, control, and subjugate their "subjects."

They simply don't enforce the laws on "their people" if they don't agree with the laws. And they ignore and break laws when it pleases them.

For instance, they won't allow the legal sale of guns to a law abiding citizen in DC, but they have no problem supplying guns by the thousands to the Mexican drug cartels in order to gin up "evidence" to enact even more draconian gun control laws on law abiding citizens. Never mind that at least 2 US law enforcement agents and HUNDREDS of innocent Mexican civilians have been murdered with those very same guns!

No, they're doing all they can to foster contempt against the law, so they can just make up "laws" as they go along.

Mark

12 posted on 02/24/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Chickensoup

Yep. MSM set the trap in the 1st place, the rest took the bait.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 3:48:58 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: gaijin
I love his reports, but....he has this other side.

I love your comments about him but... your purpose has this other side.

14 posted on 02/24/2012 3:53:26 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Lucky9teen

“get permission from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.”

Department of MENTAL HYGIENE??? That’s just downright scary.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 4:07:21 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Lucky9teen
And some people don't think we live in a police state?

We have been living in a police state for many years. Americans are basically so stupid they are like the frog placed in cold water and then cooked to death and they didn't even know it.

16 posted on 02/24/2012 4:11:39 PM PST by Logical me
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To: MarkL

That’s a great rant, Mark. It’s what they’re doing alright - and you’re right about why they’re doing it too. Thanks for sharing.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 4:13:21 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Lucky9teen

It’s no wonder that Barbara Walters hated Stossel. He’s probably a lot happier on FOX than he was working with that old harpie on ABC.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 4:14:46 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Lucky9teen

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. —”Atlas Shrugged,” by Ayn Rand


19 posted on 02/24/2012 4:21:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: MarkL

Thus, their love for the “living constitution”.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 4:34:33 PM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: Lucky9teen
"Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

'Atlas Shrugged'

21 posted on 02/24/2012 4:46:22 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Lucky9teen

FOXB not FOX.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 4:53:07 PM PST by Principle Over Politics (Romney 2012 is McCain 2008. No more RINOs!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hear, hear.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 5:25:33 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Lucky9teen

John Stossel Wind Power and NIMBY
[Environmentalists against wind turbines.]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo2rMj8KVtQ

Environmentalists are against Wind power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pODvhqSfyeM

Wind farm illness: Waubra Disease
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYnNQoTcsHY

Protect yourself.

Acoustic Vibration Disease Hat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El2vVl5Figk


24 posted on 02/24/2012 5:52:25 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: mgstarr

Excellent quote!


25 posted on 02/24/2012 6:55:46 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Stormdog

“Department of MENTAL HYGIENE??? That’s just downright scary.”

“MENTAL HYGIENE” = Brain Washing, right?


26 posted on 02/24/2012 7:05:03 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Lucky9teen
I agree with Stossel on some things, but certainly not everything.
27 posted on 02/24/2012 7:18:38 PM PST by mtg
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To: BwanaNdege

“MENTAL HYGIENE” = Brain Washing, right?”

That’s the way I was reading it.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 9:36:23 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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