Feds Rob Man of Life Savings because They Can

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 […]

Don’t Threaten the Wife of a Competitive Shooter

If the thugs had merely robbed the competitive shooter of money, one might still be alive. I assume they didn’t know they were abducting a competitive shooter. Here is the story from a blog about Jackson, Mississippi, where the event took place: “Thugs try to rob a competitive shooter and gravely pay for it.” A doctor was leaving home to compete in a shooting competition held at Magnolia Pistol Range in Byram at approximately 7:45 AM today. He made several trips from the house to his Read more […]

IRS Returns Stolen Money but Still Rips Off Victim and Goes Unpunished

When you return stolen money you should not claim to own the interest your received while you kept it in your possession. Here is a semi-positive update to the grand-theft story in North Carolina where government goons stole $108,000 from an honest businessman. Three reasons every person involved in this seizure—and their superiors—should be fired from their government jobs, and banned from the public sector for the rest of their lives: One: “U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker cited changes Read more […]

Texan Beer Rebels against the Evil Corporate-State Empire

The state is protecting big business and exploiting the little guy, but Texan beer rebels are fighting back. I suspect some of my readers might be the kind of conservatives who don’t believe in drinking alcohol. You are free to do so for the sake of sobriety, financial well-being, taste, or concern for the way your example might be used by others. While I think wine is mandatory in the Lord’s Supper, everyone is free to do what they want outside of that one event. But as a Bible-believing Read more […]

Police Fire 600 Rounds at Vehicle; Kill Robbers and Hostage

If you are ever taken hostage by robbers, you had better make your move to free yourself before the police show up. At least that is the lesson from what has been said by the surviving family of Misty Holt-Singh. Three days ago the one surviving bank robber pleaded not guilty in court (source). One of the charges against him was murder. Since the death occurred because he was committing a crime, I think the charge is just. But he didn’t shoot Holt-Singh and neither did his dead partners. From Read more […]

Gun Free Zone – Man Robs Restaurant with Machete in New York, not Texas

Many people have noticed that gun free zones are invitations to shooters. In some states we see that they are invitations to machete-wielders. I am not saying that we would never see a story about a machete-armed robber in a state that didn’t subvert the Second Amendment. We might. But it wouldn’t be likely and, when it did happen, it would be a humorous anecdote. So for example Dave Jolly’s post about an attempted robbery in Florida: “Robber Had Cattle Prod. Store Clerk Had Gun. Who Read more […]

If Only The Robbers Had Used the Front Door, Then They Would Have Seen the Sign and Stopped

It could have been much worse. No employees were hospitalized. No customers were hurt. No shot was fired. Three gunman wearing hoodies robbed a restaurant. From ABC 11: Police are searching for three suspects involved in an armed robbery at Durham’s newly-opened barbecue restaurant, The Pit, at 321 W. Geer Street. Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on Read more […]

Man Robbed By Armed Thief–Armed with Gun and Badge

The government gives Deputy Lee Dove a badge and a gun. This is what happened next. From Police State USA: After a successful run at the casinos in Las Vegas, a man carrying a large sum of cash fell victim to a thieving police officer on his way back to California.  Without charging him with a crime or even giving him a speeding ticket, the cop seized 50,000 and let him go.  This practice of highway robbery is perfectly legal. Tan Nguyen was the lucky gambler who was stopped along I-80 in Read more […]

EPA Awards Employee Who Spent 2 to 6 Hours a Day Viewing Porn at Work

In a normal business, when you hire someone, you really need them to produce. Federal agencies, however, don’t experience such a need. Rather than an employee being a liability who must perform in order to compensate for the pay he receives, for a tax-fed bureaucracy a large number of employees are needed to justify a higher budget. While, in theory, the employee is supposed to be producing a good in exchange for his pay, outside the context of the market the relationship can often become the reverse—the Read more […]

The Biblical Rules on Restitution Compared to the Modern Destroyer-State

From the Campaign for Liberty: A widow owed her county $6.30 in property taxes and unpaid interest. When she didn’t pay- she claims she wasn’t aware of the outstanding bill- the county decided to seize her home and sell it at auction to pay the bill. From My Fox NY: A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled. The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti’s request to Read more […]

How Inflation Robs Some & Enriches Others: Getting It Right

Today on Facebook I saw a picture of three grocery carts. The first was full of groceries, the next was less full, and the last one was almost empty. The three pictures were supposed to represent the buying power of the dollar and show how the Federal Reserve has robbed us of our buying power. It is true that the value of the dollar has been degraded. But that kind of illustration is flawed. The fact that a dollar buys less than it used to doesn’t automatically mean that we can’t afford as Read more […]

Our International Leaders Are Parasite Pirates: Want 71% Top Income Tax Rate & Worse

As you may have noticed, the economy of not only the US but the world has been suffering for the last few years. Obviously we need economic growth. But it isn’t obvious to our international ruling class. The only problem they see with the economic hard times is that the government is not able to squeeze more revenue out of the populace to use as leverage for more debt and spending. From the Wall Street Journal: In his November investment commentary for bond giant Pimco, Mr. Gross asks the Read more […]