This horrible story seems to be about a Guatemala Failed State, though it doesn’t use that term:
Exhaust fumes from the old, poorly maintained cars traveling beside us infuse our cab. We pass shanty towns — settlements of poorly constructed, one-room houses; often nothing more than crumbling, lopsided walls with tin roofs. There are guns everywhere: Soldiers on the sidewalks, civilians guarding storefronts, young men in the backs of old pickup trucks. Everything is behind walls, protected, isolated.
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When a business starts losing more money to its employees, it must charge more for goods and services or else cut the number of employees. Politicians increase the minimum wage knowing this, but also hoping that the changes will be hidden. They want the people who get extra money to thank the government without asking why prices are now higher. They also want the people who lose a job or who can’t find a new job to not consider that this is a “government benefit.”
Minimum wage law depends Read more [...]
This is kind of a putrid story, but it needs to be told.
There are, among homo- or bisexuals, a group often dubbed “bears.” There is a picture here that gives you an idea. It is safe for work but I still find it too disgusting to want to reproduce on this blog. Even G-rated pictures of “comic book” male homosexuals make me vomit in my mouth. These are men who hate effeminacy in men or in women (depending on what degree they range from bi- to homosexual, I would guess). Naturally, there Read more [...]
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OK, I’m slightly exaggerating to say that Justin Amash said it to the entire GOP establishment. He was speaking specifically to a retired congressman, Pete Hoekstra, who backed his opponent in the primary. Hoekstra lost the 2012 gubernatorial primary and a 2010 Senate race in Michigan before that. “You are a disgrace. And I'm glad we could hand you one more loss before you fade into total obscurity and irrelevance.”
As Aaron Blake and Wesley Lowery write for the Washington Post:
Politicians who Read more [...]
We have become a nation of two Americas, with two dramatically different value systems attempting to fly the same flag simultaneously. Similarly, there are now also two Republican Parties, each claiming the same branding but with two dramatically different visions.
For the Republican Party establishment, the focus remains on the immediate: the next news cycle. The next election is their idea of long-term thinking. For those of us out here in the grassroots, we don’t have that luxury, because Read more [...]
I reported about Justin Amash last November: “GOP Corruptocrats Working to Oust Justin Amash.”
Justin Amash is the standard bearer for Ron Paul Republicanism in the House of Representatives. He almost got the NSA’s illegal spy program defunded. He stands against big government. He joined the effort to defund Obamacare, something we now all see was worth attempting at any cost.
So naturally the deep pockets of the Republican Party are out to destroy him.
Now it is time for an update. War Read more [...]
When the mainstream media starts warning us against a Barack Obama dictatorship, we have reason to be concerned. I argued that the Supreme Court’s consensus demonstrated that the President was a radical. Now I can augment my argument. The Washington Post also demonstrates the same thing.
Of course, they try to cover themselves by attacking Congressional Republicans and demanding “immigration reform.”
The president’s frustration is understandable. Faced with a genuine humanitarian crisis, Read more [...]
A Missouri inmate was put to death just after midnight for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first US prisoner put to death since an Arizona lethal injection went awry last month. The Missouri Department of Corrections says Michael Worthington was executed by lethal injection at the state prison. He is the seventh Missouri inmate executed this year. Worthington had been sentenced to death for the attack on the 24-year-old woman during a burglary of Read more [...]
Why did GE CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, join the Obama Administration as part of the government's "Economic Recovery Advisory Board"? To help protect the gravy train for his company, and to keep favors going for friends.
Thus, the Campaign for Liberty:
General Electric’s Chief Executive Jeff Immelt recently claimed that closing the Export-Import bank would mean that “we are basically making a statement as a country that we do not think that exports are important.”
Is that true? If we close the Read more [...]
Here is the side of the border crisis story that the moralists who harangue you for a lack of compassion conveniently ignore: Consuming our resources to care for all of these illegal immigrants costs money that must be plundered from other programs that assist people here at home.
Thus, the Daily Signal headline, “A Governor’s Dilemma: Illegal Immigrants Divert Resources From State’s Own Citizens”—an opinion piece from Oklahoma Governor, Mary Fallin.
These children are not bad people. Read more [...]
A report on what looks like a conflict of interest from Associated Press:
Even in an era when former officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander raised eyebrows when he disclosed he is working on patents for what he calls a game-changing cybersecurity model.
How about a law that anyone paid by a government entity who leaves their position—for any reason—is prohibited from doing any business Read more [...]
When Raymond Burse became interim University President of Kentucky State, he inquired about how many employees were making minimum wage. Then he did some math and figured they could be paid $10.25 an hour if his own annual compensation was reduced from $349,869 to $259,745.
On the face of it, this is a great act of charity. But it is also a teachable moment. There are a few complications in this story that it would be profitable (no pun intended) to contemplate.
Production v. Consumption
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