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Fake CIA Agent and Real EPA Liar Gets Sentenced

epa logo He was a fake CIA agent who managed to get paid for doing no work for the EPA. The man Bob Allen wrote about back in February is finally getting sentenced for his frauds. John C. Beale was a fake CIA agent who deceived his boss so that he didn’t have to do any work but still got paid. Why did he do it? He claims he did it for the money but he also confesses he did it for the thrill: NBC News reports, The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced Read more [...] Continue reading →

Government Bureaucrats Can’t Predict Our Economic Future

lies people statistics Whether it is managing healthcare or alternative energy, our government bureaucrats repeatedly fail to see our economic future. As we all know, our stock market is finally starting to shred the delusions that have built it up over the past months and years. One major domino that started the cascade was China’s experience of the same thing. When China started to show major signs of shredding, Jack Lew was asked about it. Jack Lew is President Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury. I’d Read more [...] Continue reading →

Singer Accuses TSA of Sexual Assault; TSA Disagrees

tsa-checkpoint Morrisey claims a TSA agent grabbed his private areas for no real reason, but that is business as usual. Morrisey is a famous pop singer who claimes he was sexually assaulted by a TSA officer. He wrote about the incident on his blog: On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284. At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual. Before Read more [...] Continue reading →

Private Citizen Tried to Protect the Environment from EPA but was Out-Gunned

yellow river 2 The owner of the Colorado’s Gold King Mine attempted to keep the EPA off his land to protect the environment. The so-called Environmental Protection Agency polluted a river with impunity. Furthermore, they may have done it intentionally.  Now, we find out, a property owner fought the good fight to save the river but could not withstand the powers of the EPA. They used their power to fine him to threaten him and make him give them access. As the Washington Times reports, “Mine’s owner Read more [...] Continue reading →

Uber Is Our Designated Driver Unless Government Stops It

uber car window The government promotes using a designated driver, but politicians are warring against one that is actually reducing drunk driving. You have heard the advice: Have a designated driver. If you are going to be at a party or some other place that you will have to leave from, have a designated driver who won’t drink and will drive you home. But arranging a designated driver is not always easy. In the first place, many people don’t intend to drink too much and then realize that they are not Read more [...] Continue reading →

Clean Energy Jobs Act: Take the Money and Run

sowell understand politics Taxes were raised on the promise that the Clean Energy Jobs Act would create jobs. Didn’t happen. No one in government cares. While crime is almost always an application of laziness, people who commit crimes for their primary or secondary income do often learn to work. They try not to get caught. They know it is possible that they might get caught. They have every incentive to be careful and cautious. People who work scams will try to avoid running into their earlier victims. They will move Read more [...] Continue reading →

Corporations Can Be Good and Generous because Sometimes People Are

southwest airlines And yes, that’s because corporations are people, for better and worse. Everyone pretends that the phrase “corporations are people” refers to the legal concept of “corporate personhood.” It doesn’t. It simply means that  corporations consist of people acting in cooperation. That’s why it is important to realize the restricting the “rights of corporations” is really an attack on people. The only way my writing appears on your screen right now is because of some corporations. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Did Veterans Affairs Deliberately Help Soldiers Mess Up Their Paperwork and Delay Care?

healthcare There is evidence that the Veterans Affairs bureaucrats decided not to tell veterans what they needed to do to apply for care. You might remember the Pixar movie, "The Incredibles." One of my favorite scenes was of Mr. Incredible's job at an insurance agency. He was supposed to turn down claims whether they were legitimate or not. Ironically, I think the popular perception that movie tapped into was one reason why people were receptive to Obamacare as our savior from the insurance agencies. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Feds Rob Man of Life Savings because They Can

robber When the Feds rob a man they simply list a groundless accusation which they never prove in court; the victim is not even charged. Tim Cushing at TechDirt writes of another typical outrage in the former United States of America: “Nail Salon Owner Sues for Return of Life Savings Seized by DEA Agents at Airport.” Here's something you see all too rarely -- not because the government's civil forfeiture programs aren't routinely abused – but because it's a good way to spend lots of money fighting Read more [...] Continue reading →

Our Great Country where Schools Can Give 11-Year-Old Girls IUDs without Parental Notification

iud gun The Daily Mail is reporting that thirteen schools in Washington State are distributing IUDs to girls as young as eleven. Here’s a story to help you celebrate your freedoms and your right to self-government this Independence Day: The Daily Mail reports, “Seattle high school sparks outrage over policy which allows it to give IUD contraceptives to girls as young as ELEVEN - without seeking permission from parents.” A public school in Washington State is offering taxpayer-funded intrauterine Read more [...] Continue reading →

Lois Lerner Emails Were Deleted by IRS Despite Subpoena

lois lerner They claim the Lois Lerner emails were erased with no intention of hiding evidence. It is a new day and, thus, a new opportunity for the IRS to be shameless about hiding evidence. It is hard to keep up with each new development. The last thing I reported was the IRS claiming to find more emails but refusing to give them up. Now, the Washington Times reports, “IRS erased Lois Lerner’s emails even after subpoena, audit says.” The IRS erased backup takes with Lois G. Lerner’s emails even Read more [...] Continue reading →

IRS “Finds” 6400 Lois Lerner Emails but Won’t Let Congress See Them

lois lerner They say they need to review the Lois Lerner emails to make sure there are no duplicates. They are just helping us out. Really? I would say that the shamelessness is unbelievable, but it is all too believable. The IRS has no reason to fear Congress. They come up with pathetic, transparently false excuses to refuse to allow Congress to find any evidence of wrongdoing. And they know that no one is going to do anything to make them comply. Fox Business reports, “IRS Finds 6,400 Lois Lerner Emails Read more [...] Continue reading →