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  • Ownership, Not Government Spending, Will Shrink Wealth Gap

    07/30/2019 6:53:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 25, 2019 | Star Parker
    With the next round of Democratic presidential candidate debates upon us, we will surely hear more about government activism to fix racial inequalities. Inequality is real and needs attention. According to the Urban Institute, average white household wealth in 2016 was $171,000 compared with average black household wealth of $17,409. Sen. Cory Booker wants government to make deposits into savings accounts for low-income children to the tune of up to $50,000 each. Sen. Kamala Harris proposes $100 billion in government subsidies for black homeownership. These kinds of proposals may win some black votes, but should they? Will they really make...
  • Bernie’s (Almost) Good Idea

    06/18/2019 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 18, 2019 | Hunt Lawrence & Daniel Flynn
    What Vox calls Bernie Sanders’s “most socialist idea yet” may instead prove his most capitalist idea. The presidential candidate unveiled a plan to encourage companies to grant employees a stake in the business. Whether this idea comes to fruition as a plan that forces or facilitates employee ownership tells us whether we can call it Sanders’s most socialist, or most capitalist, idea yet.
  • So, Soros Owns Part of The Racehorse, Justify!

    06/08/2018 12:32:19 PM PDT · by budj · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | Melissa Hoppert and Matthew Goldstein
    If the strapping chestnut colt Justify wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become just the 13th horse in history to claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, two of the three groups that have an ownership stake in the horse’s breeding rights will be front and center during the celebration.
  • Reining in federal land ownership—a drop in the bucket

    12/06/2017 9:15:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Reining in federal land ownership--a drop in the bucket When the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was designated under President Clinton’s purview in 1996, it created real hardship for regional ranchers. New management rules locked up more than one and a half million acres, discontinuing grazing leases that were imperative to sustain cattle growers who’d been using the land responsibly for more than a century. Part of the impetus for closing off natural resource development at the time was to halt access to one of the best sources of low sulfur coal, including from tribal populations, putting a stranglehold on arid...
  • Who runs CommonSenseEvaluation?

    03/24/2017 4:57:01 PM PDT · by ptsal · 13 replies
    Ownership of CommonSenseEvaluation.com
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • Home Ownership Rate Falls to 50 Year Low Ownership rate has since fallen to 63.4%

    08/24/2015 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/22/15 | IRWIN M. STELZER
    There are times when excessive attention to monthly data reporting what’s up, what’s down, can be allowed to obscure underlying structural changes in an economy. With the game of what-will-Yellen-do-next in full flow, this is one of those times. No, the proverbial tectonic plates are not shifting, whatever that phrase might mean when applied to an economy other than one in the throes of an irreversible Margaret Thatcher-style revolution. But there are significant trends underway, trends that are unlikely to be reversed and which, as they play out, will result in an American economy considerably different from the one we...
  • A Nation of Sharecroppers, the "Rental Society" ~ Vanity

    05/01/2015 12:43:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 24 replies
    Is it just me or does it seem to me that inthe last 10 years maybe longer that the overwhelming pressure in society is to become a "rental" based economy vs. an "ownership" economy? We see this everywhere, from local businessees offering leasing options for people wanting to buy items like TV's, Furniture, and Appliances, to propsals being made in government to collect "taxes" on miles drven on cars. Over a hundred years ago, Property taxes were the first step to establishing the idea that one doesn't even truly own the land under thier own feet that they may have...
  • Gun Ownership at Lowest Level

    03/10/2015 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 79 replies
    The Newser ^ | 5-10-15 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    " The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it has ever been.."
  • Judge says US can't seize tanker full of Kurdish oil off Texas coast

    07/30/2014 8:17:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-14
    A federal magistrate judge ruled Tuesday that U.S. Marshals will not be able to able to carry out her earlier order to seize a million barrels of Kurdish crude oil unless the tanker carrying the cargo comes closer to the Texas shore. The Wall Street Journal reported that federal magistrate judge Nancy Johnson said that the United Kalavrvta tanker was not within the boundaries of the state or the court's authority. She also said that the matter of who owned the oil should be decided in Iraq, not the United States. "Seems to me this is not a matter for...
  • The American Dream Is Dead, And Good Riddance (Barf alert)

    07/07/2014 1:09:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 7, 2014 | Keli Goff
    New analysis confirms what many already assumed to be true: a sizable number of Americans can no longer afford the American Dream. Inspired by the new book, Chasing the American Dream, USA Today calculated that subsidizing the American Dream costs approximately $130,000 annually, meaning the dream is only within reach for about 1 in 8 American families. The shocking six-figure price tag generated international headlines. But instead of inspiring handwringing about how to make the American Dream more affordable, I hope these numbers show us something else: the American Dream as we know it is dead, and good riddance.
  • Trust-Ownership-Decency

    06/18/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    Thought Tools ^ | 18JUN2014 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    Is it a coincidence that countries with healthy Jewish populations tend to enjoy far greater economic success than those without? King Edward I expelled the Jews from England in 1290. For about two hundred years prior, England's economy had been growing dramatically with Jews playing a significant role in the development of silver mining, currency and banking. With their departure, the English economy went into decline. In his wonderful book, History of the English Speaking Peoples, Winston Churchill explains that as bankers and lenders Jews held the mortgages on a great deal of English land on which they had loaned...
  • "Ownership Increasingly More Important Than The Job", says Reagan's economist

    04/17/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by se99tp · 7 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | April 17th, 2014 | Dr. Norman Kurland
    The rich are not the problem, the greedy are not the problem, the crooked are not the problem - the problem is the system that brings them about. If the system is ours, the system means by the people, of the people, for the people, then now it is time to take it back. Now it is time to demand that it would be changed.
  • Legal fight to tear down Miami Beach mansion over [Private Property Victory]

    03/19/2014 4:17:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/18/14
    ... Miami Beach mansion, owned by "Real Housewives of Miami" star Lisa Hochstein, is coming down after a long legal battle....
  • Ai Weiwei vase worth $1m broken in local artist protest

    02/18/2014 4:33:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/18/14
    ...A Florida artist is facing criminal charges after deliberately dropping a vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in an apparent protest. Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief after breaking the $1m (£600,000) vase on Sunday in Miami. Police say Mr Caminero told them he broke the art work in protest at the Perez Art Museum Miami's failure to exhibit work by local artists. Mr Ai said he did not support artists destroying other artists' work.
  • G&A Ranks the Best States for Gun Owners in 2013

    03/15/2013 3:31:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    Guns & Ammo ^ | 3/14/13 | James Tarr
    These days, it’s becoming more difficult for gun owners across the country to find safe haven, as the powers that be on both federal and state levels begin introducing a quagmire of anti-gun legislation hindering the rights of law-abiding citizens. States like Illinois are notorious for their anti-gun agendas, while states like Texas are viewed as a sort of shooters’ paradise. But just how true are those reputations? To provide you, dear reader, with a primer of gun-friendly regions of the United States, we’ve analyzed all 50 states—and Washington, D.C.—and ranked them to find out which are the most pro-gun.States...
  • Arizona gun shop bans anyone who voted to re-elect President Obama -

    03/01/2013 9:23:06 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies
    ABC Channel 15 ^ | 17 Nov 2012 | Steve Kuzj
    PINETOP, AZ - A small town gun shop is creating big time controversy with a sign banning anyone who voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. The Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Arizona has a sign in the window that reads: "If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm." Shooting Authority owner Cope Reynolds made the sign a few days after the presidential election. He also placed an ad in the local paper. Since then, it has exploded in popularity and gone...
  • Reports show gun ownership increases(MA)

    11/19/2012 6:05:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 17 November, 2012 | Frank Sousa
    Guess what? Firearms ownership by private citizens is at all-time high while violent crimes are near an all-time low. This is not a report from the National Rifle Association, but rather from the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In addition, a recent ABC News Poll showed that nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of the public endorses the Second Amendment, which protects rights of individuals to own guns. This is interesting, the high percentage of ownership, as I know from limited experience there are many gun owners who do not claim ownership as their mate does...
  • When did the first law against felons owning guns first appear?

    08/30/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT · by knarf · 21 replies
    self curiosity | August 30, 2012 | knarf
    I was thinking about the law that allows some felons to vote and some could not, depending on the state ...
  • Support Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Federal Overreach on Private Land

    05/08/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    NMA Act Online ^ | 5-8-12 | NMA
    A bipartisan group of high ranking House members have introduced legislation to stop the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from codifying a policy that expands federal authority to regulate essentially all areas where water flows in the United States. The proposed change will have the impact of drastically expanding the federal government's regulatory control over state and private land and water resources and limit economic activity for not only the mining industry but a broad section of the nation's job-creating industries, such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction. Urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor...