the South African police shoot dead 34 striking miners protesting & the striking miners who were also protesting which the South African didn’t manage to kill are to be charged with murder, despite the fact that it was the South African who opened fire & thus who technically were the ones who committed murderRead more »
North Carolina is considering a law to defeat scientific prediction of sea level rise.Read more »
An amendment to legalize use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill.
The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the independent Broadcasting Board of Governors.
The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987— that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns.Read more »
If I need advice, I can pay for it or look it up. But I won't pay for permission.
"The Washington Times reports that the Food and Drug Administration may soon permit Americans to obtain some drugs used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes without obtaining a prescription allowing patients to diagnose their ailments by answering questions online or at a pharmacy kiosk in order to buy current prescription-only drugs for conditions such as high cholesterol, certain infections, migraine headaches, asthma or allergies..." See linkRead more »
Ryan McMaken of the Mises Institute superbly exposes the US Chamber of Commerce for their crony capitalism, explains how Ron Paul is the true defender of free enterprise and refers to Bastiat's great exposé on the Seen and the Unseen.Read more »
The release of al Megrahi nothing to do with compassionate grounds but everything to do with what’s under Libyan groundRead more »
As BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig was sinking on April 22, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was on the phone with allies in his push for climate legislation, telling them he would soon roll out the Senate climate bill with the support of the utility industry and three oil companies — including BP, according to the Washington Post.Read more »
Advocates for the regulatory state are fond of complaining that things like the financial meltdown, the BP oil spill, and the like, are the result of an “unregulated marketplace.”
...however, if it wasn't for the State which limits the amount BP is liable in damages, not to mention loan guarantees - then BP wouldn't be where it is, today.
Troubled U.S. government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae on Monday asked for 8.4 billion dollars in additional federal aid to cover its huge losses.
Fannie Mae reported earlier Monday that it lost 13.1 billion dollars in the first quarter, or 2.29 dollars a share. It lost 23. 2 billion dollars in the same period a year ago.
The new aid will bring the total bill for rescuing Fannie and its sister company Freddie Mac to 145 billion dollars. The Obama administration has pledged to provide an unlimited amount of funds to Fannie and Freddie to keep them solvent.Read more »
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