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  • New FCC Cable TV App Mandate: 'Fixing' a Problem Caused by the Fixer

    09/12/2016 8:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 11, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    In Medieval times, Kings and Queens interested in maintaining control over small, outlying geographical areas arranged a complex system of fiefdoms, vesting feudal lords with their imprimatur to tell the local serfs and vassals what to do, and granting them the “power” to extract taxes – a portion of which would be given to the royals. Despite Constitutional strictures created to insure the contrary, the United States federal government has followed pretty much the same template, albeit on a bureaucratic, rather than monarchical, level. Case in point, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is showing once more that it is...
  • How Obamacare Just Made Filing Your Taxes Worse

    04/05/2016 5:25:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 5, 2016 | Nathan Nascimento
    Nathan Nascimento is a senior policy advisor at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce. Millions of Americans may be penalized for not purchasing health insurance Its that wonderful time of year again: tax season. Some 150 million American businesses and individuals are expected to file taxes by this month, covering thousands of arcane provisions that determine how much you and your family will pay Uncle Sam and state governments this year. But this filing season is the second in which Americans may have yet anotherand biggertax bill to worry about: the one forced on us by the Affordable Care Act. It...

    01/28/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 4 replies
    Frontpage magazine ^ | 1/28/2014 | Lloyd Billingsley
    OBAMAS ROAD TO SERFDOM By Lloyd Billingsley January 28, 2014 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage Barack Obama has his pen and his phone and as this report notes, the President of the United States is poised to bypass Congress and use his control of federal agencies to impose his progressive agenda on the economy and society throughout 2014. This is more evidence that Barack Obama has not read Friedrich Hayeks The Road to Serfdom, the 1944 book endorsed by John Maynard Keynes in deeply moved agreement both philosophical and moral. Hayeks book nevertheless remains enlightening about president Obama and his administration...
  • Imperial Rule

    04/21/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 12 replies
    Self | 4/21/2013 | Self
    On Friday, April 19, 2013, Metropolitan Boston was under pseudo martial law as law enforcement hunted the Boston Marathon bomber fugitive. Residents were notified to stay indoors until further notification. The map linked below shows the extent of the lockdown. Link text The target of the search area lay within the eastern portion of Watertown highlighted in red on the linked map. Throughout the day the active hunt was confined to an area in eastern Watertown of an area about a half mile diameter. Law enforcement had good reason to believe the fugitive was within the search area. In the...
  • Social Justice And Pope Francis: Choosing Freedom Over Serfdom

    03/21/2013 11:37:59 AM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/20/2013 | Alejandro Chafuen
    Having spent most of his life in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis has given proof that he can rise above his environment. As his compatriot Bishop Alberto Bochatey remarked, he is a man of few words. I lived half of my life in Buenos Aires. Few things are more difficult there than finding leaders with his humble demeanor and his preference for teaching by example. Most in his native Argentina have been captured by a political and economic environment ruled by a government dominated social justice mentality. Hopefully, Pope Francis will also rise above his culture and help recover a different...
  • (San Diego, CA) Gun Owners Give Up Weapons for Groceries

    12/21/2012 3:03:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | December 21, 2012 | Fox 5 News Staff
    Gun owners give up weapons for groceries SAN DIEGO Gun owners had a chance to exchange weapons for Friday morning. The San Diego County Sheriffs Department and the United African American Ministerial Action Council held another installment of their Guns for Gift Cards program from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tubman/Chavez Multicultural Center in Valencia Park. The program allows people to turn in working-condition guns, no questions asked, in exchange for monetary vouchers redeemable at area grocery stores. Shotguns and rifles bring $50 credit each, while pistols and assault-type weapons fetch $100 apiece. Participants must place the weapons,...
  • The road to Egypt: job creators in the Ancient World

    12/19/2012 7:30:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/19/2012 | DANIEL KAGANOVICH and JEREMY ENGLAND
    In a recent commentary on the Torah portion Parshat Miketz posted in The Times of Israel, Shawn Ruby presents the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt as evidence that having a government-managed economy works. Specifically, he casts Joseph as the first Keynesian economist, that is, the first person to realize that a powerful executive with the authority to make economic decisions on behalf of the people can plan consumption patterns more wisely than a group of disorganized individuals, and thereby become the salvation of everyone.Mr. Ruby writes:Whether the famine was supply-side or demand-side in origin, Josephs example teaches us...
  • How GOP can win food-stamp Americans

    12/05/2012 10:02:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | William Murray
    Exclusive: William Murray blasts establishment for still ignoring so-called social issues A politician who robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the vote of Paul. This statement was obviously proven in the election of Barack Obama who spent four years expanding the ranks of dependency using every avenue of government possible, from food stamps to mortgage reductions. At the founding of our nation, Benjamin Franklin said, When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic. California has lead the way to hell in numerous ways for decades, and in...
  • We are on the road to serfdom

    10/12/2012 4:21:58 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 6 replies ^ | 10/09/12 | DETLEV SCHLICHTER
    We are now five years into the Great Fiat Money Endgame and our freedom is increasingly under attack from the state, libertys eternal enemy. It is true that by any realistic measure most states today are heading for bankruptcy. But it would be wrong to assume that austerity policies must now lead to a diminishing of government influence and a shrinking of state power. The opposite is true: The state asserts itself more forcefully in the economy, and the political class feels licensed by the crisis to abandon whatever restraint it may have adhered to in the past. Ever more...
  • I'm Worried

    04/14/2012 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Shane · 11 replies
    Cumberland Advisors ^ | 4/8/12 | David Kotok
    A note to readers. This 2000-word commentary is a longer-term view; think in terms of years, not months or days. The essay is not in conflict with the fully invested position currently held at Cumberland. The words reflect my personal thinking only. Some of my colleagues disagree. In my personal view, the future is uncertain (of course) and may be unattractive for the longer-term outlook. In my view, our American political system is failing us. In my view, we are joining the list of declining world powers. The framework to support that argument follows. "The external menace You'll end up...
  • White House Economic Adviser: 'We Need a Global Minimum Tax'

    02/14/2012 3:02:05 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/13/12 | Daniel Halper
    Gene Sperling, director of the White House's national economic council, said today at an official meeting that "we need a global minimum tax": He supports corporate tax reform that would reduce expenditures and loopholes, lower rates for people investing and creating jobs in the U.S., due so further for manufacturing, and that we need to, as we have the Buffett Rule and the individual tax reform, we need a global minimum tax so that people have the assurance that nobody is escaping doing their fair share as part of a race to the bottom or having our tax code actually...
  • Dem leader wants jobs 'supercommittee' [Rep. John Larson (Conn.)]

    08/10/2011 3:37:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    With national unemployment hovering above 9 percent, a leading House Democrat is pushing to establish a "supercommittee" for creating jobs. Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, wants to amend the recently passed debt-limit package to establish a joint select committee on job creation to operate alongside the already mandated Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent to House members earlier in the week, Larson argued that the nation's jobs crisis is only exacerbating its long-term fiscal problems and therefore demands Congress's immediate attention.
  • Happiness is having a job, and the salary doesn't matter

    01/22/2011 8:06:14 AM PST · by bronxville · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 01-10-2011 | Tim Ross
    Having a job is more important to people than how much they are paid, according to the first official inquiry into what makes Britons happy... ...The Prime Minister launched the programme in November, in an attempt to create a broader measure of Britain's success than the performance of the economy. Mr Cameron said governments had a role in helping people "feel better" and that the national wellbeing index should help politicians and wider society "build a better life". Paul Allin, director of the wellbeing project at the ONS, said the initiative would combine objective data, such as crime, employment and...
  • Son 'fled through Ulster with corpse'

    11/05/2010 3:11:02 PM PDT · by devane617 · 16 replies
    BelfastTelegraph ^ | 11/05/2010
    The body of an elderly woman that was taken from a plane in Gatwick Airport and unofficially driven to Co Kerry by her son for burial is thought to be back in the UK. Gardai believe the woman's body may have been driven to the UK via Northern Ireland by her son after he was warned by a coroner that if he did not bury the body it would be confiscated and put in cold storage at his expense. The matter came to light when Kerry Coroner Terence Casey was contacted by the gardai after the landlord of a rented...
  • Are the American people obsolete?

    07/30/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Salon ^ | Michael Lind
    Have the American people outlived their usefulness to the rich minority in the United States? A number of trends suggest that the answer may be yes. In every industrial democracy since the end of World War II, there has been a social contract between the few and the many. In return for receiving a disproportionate amount of the gains from economic growth in a capitalist economy, the rich paid a disproportionate percentage of the taxes needed for public goods and a safety net for the majority. In North America and Europe, the economic elite agreed to this bargain because they...
  • A well-educated Black woman's take on Barack Obama.

    07/15/2010 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 23 replies
    SodaHead ^ | 03/03/10 | Anne Wortham
    Anne Wortham is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association. She has been a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and honored as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Nation al Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. In fall 1988 she was one of a select group of intellectuals who were featured in Bill Moyer's television series, "A World of Ideas." The transcript of her conversation with Moyers has been published in his book, A World of Ideas. Dr. Wortham is author of "The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of...
  • More Than 50-year-old Book Is Bestseller on Amazon (The Road to Serfdom)

    06/10/2010 6:56:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies · 1,481+ views
    The New American ^ | 06/10/2010 | Bob Adelmann
    When Glenn Beck urged his listeners, Please, pick it up. The Road to Serfdom. Make it part of your essential library, sales of Austrian Economist Frederick von Hayeks book at pushed it to Number 1 the next day. Prior to the election of President Obama, The book sold respectably at a clip of about 600 copies a month, according to Bruce Caldwell, editor at the University of Chicago Press. But then, in November 2008, sales more than quadrupled, and they havent slowed down since. When John Stossel, host of Fox Business, featured the book on his show on February...
  • Hayek is #1...

    06/09/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT · by Skepolitic · 46 replies · 62+ views
    reason ^ | 06/09/2010 | Brian Doherty
    Hayek is #1... on right now, with Road to Serfdom topping the Internet bookseller's charts right now, apparently because of Glenn Beck's program last night, where he called it a "Mike Tyson right hook to socialism."
  • NBC anchor bows to the U.S. President....RIDICULOUS!

    04/05/2010 11:07:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies · 3,558+ views
  • Czars to Serfs: Pay Up and Shut Up

    03/12/2010 5:35:37 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 25 replies · 393+ views
    Pro Libertate ^ | March 9, 2010 | William Norman Grigg
    A wealth of unnecessary and petty [regulations] here engenders a whole army of clerks, each of whom carries out his task with a degree of pedantry and inflexibility, and a self-important air solely designed to add significance to the least significant employment. He refrains from speaking, but you can see him thinking, more or less: "Make way for me; I am a cog in the mighty machine of state." -- Astolphe Louis Leonor, the Marquis de Custine, Empire of the Czar: A Journey Through Eternal Russia (1839) If Im the bad guy to the average citizen and their taxes...