More fair and more safe?Quite ironic. The solutions which were created to fight the war on poverty ended up causing more problems than they solved. Since the 1960's, America has passed tax after tax, law after law, regulation after regulation, all in effort to increase safety and fairness. And though we are somewhat safer, few would say things are more fair. If you want to know why middle class jobs have left America, and gone overseas, here are two reasons, a tax code, which in 2016 was 74,608 pages long, and a federal code of rules and regulations which has grown by more than 60,000 pages per year for more than 20 years. Today in America it takes at least one decade to open a new factory, and existing factories face increasing regulation every year. If an automaker wants to create a new car model, it also takes a decade, and costs upwards of $1 billion. Since the post-war years, when federal regulations exploded, how many new car companies have been created in America? How many airplane companies? How many motorcycle companies? How many bicycle companies? The sad fact is that we have far fewer of any of these than we did 50 or 60 years ago. When it is extremely difficult and expensive to manufacture things in America, and virtually impossible to expand or create factories, how in the hell are we supposed to end up with more jobs, higher wages, and less inequality?
California Senate Votes 28-8 to EXEMPT ITSELF From All California Gun LawsThe California State Senate agrees with Charlie Rangel that they “deserve” to own guns but the citizens do not! Every year they pass more and more gun control laws and NONE of them apply to themselves!
They voted 28-8 to exempt themselves from the gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the California.
You think maybe this will cause Californians to rise up? NOPE! It happened 5 years ago and since then, California has passed a plethora of other gun laws…that only apply to citizens.
Yes, you heard me right! The exemption was created in 2011 and the California legislature has passed a number of gun laws since. Pretty easy when you are passing bills that do not apply to you!
It is not the only special privileges California legislators provide themselves!
They do not pay red light camera bills or for gasoline!
How does it all happen so easily in California? The Washington Post explains:
Attempts by a handful of reformers to require politicians to provide a full annual disclosure of the benefits received from the public treasury have been rebuffed. Currently, government officials must file a statement of economic interests revealing income from any source other than a local, state or federal government agency. Gifts worth more than $50 also must be disclosed, but lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited acceptance of concert and sporting event tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, golf outings and other benefits from lobbyists trying to buy votes.
Bills of this nature never meet an honest fate in which roll-call votes put members on the record as favoring or opposing each idea. Instead, reform measures are held in committee to die quietly as legislative deadlines pass. As of last week, it’s effectively impossible for a bill to become law if it hasn’t already passed in at least one of the chambers.
…and it just goes on and on!
Red Skelton said so eloquently in his commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance:
And to the Republic — A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
California has it backwards, they are running with the method of “from the leaders to the people.”
That is why I joined the 5 million people who have fled California within the last decade.
You can take me out of Texas in a pine box, and even then I will be kicking and screaming!
InteractiveBrokers TWS programmers are stupid monkeys.Today TWS decided to update before market close (I ran it this morning too and there was no update) and failed to update under Linux, I switched to Windows laptop, it updated, forced JRE update but then failed to start the session - was freezing during parameters request. I had 1 hour before the close but I did not manage to login until the market closed. This is outrageous. I understand we all make mistakes, but who are those morons who decide to roll out updates before market close? They do this all the time. They always put out updates near 1 or 2 p.m. The update is often slow and therefore very annoying even when it works. I never sure if I will make it if I launch it too close to the EOD. Retards. Or am I the only one who launches TWS only before market close? I have installed "stable" versions that do not update on both laptops afterwards, indeed...
Libertarians are NOT RepublicansI'm getting really sick and tired of propagandizing media liberals intentionally misrepresenting the Libertarian Party to the people who are increasingly dissatisfied with the status quo from the two "major" parties.
Libertarians are NOT Republicans. What the author of this article described is NOT Libertarianism is crony capitalism where the rich use the power of the government to artificially control a not at all free market.
Libertarians are those who want only to be left alone and for the government's role to be more limited and clearly defined. The Federal government should have absolutely nothing to do with your everyday life. Your state government should have very little to do with your life. Your local goverment(s) should be the only ones you truly have to care about.
No one should be able to use the power of the state to gain an unfair advantage over others and no one should be able to coerce others into their own view of accepted behavior. THAT is the core philosophy of Libertarianism.
For anyone interested, you can find a detailed breakdown of the Libertarian Party platform at www.lp.org/platform//
As for you David Horsey, f you're going to condemn the political views of others, at least have the courtesy of doing some basic research first. Your straw-man arguments are pathetic.
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that's not real socialism, yeah, right…Do you remember when LIBERALS not only praised the Chavez regime but pointed to it as an example of what the USA should be? Today, when you confront liberals with this reality, their proforma response is--> that's not real socialism, yeah, right… Every failure is never “real socialism”, after more than 100 million people killed by socialist regimes, and after many broken socialist nations in financial crisis, liberals insist on socialism. Liberals claim to oppose authoritarian regimes, but history has shown that they always had love affairs with ruthless communist and socialist dictators and mass murderers: Do you remember Hanoi Jane Fonda supporting the Vietcong during the Vietnam war? Do you remember Oliver Stone’s apologetic movie about Chavez? Do you remember other liberals praising Chavez: Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Sean Penn, Jesse Jackson, Michael Moore, Jeremy Corbyn, Naomi Campbell, Joseph Stiglitz, Danny Glover. Do you remember all the liberals that praised Fidel Castro? What about all the idiotic liberals who wear clothes with the image of the psychopathic mass murderer, Che Guevara?
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Beverly Hills Antifa demanding George Soros pay them for their services so far.
Congo children work hard so YOU can drive an electric carPicking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.
His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4764208/Child-miners-aged-four-living-hell-Earth.html
We should keep investigating
They say that marijuana legalization is bad, but...According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety 2016 http://cdpsdocs.state.co.us/ors/docs/reports/2016-SB13-283-Rpt.pdf -Total revenue from taxes, licenses, and fees increased from $76,152,468 in 2014 to $135,100,465 in 2015 (+77%). Excise tax revenue dedicated to school capital construction assistance was $35,060,590 in 2015. - Colorado’s property crime rate decreased 3%, from 2,580 (per 100,000 population) in 2009 to 2,503 in 2014. -Colorado’s violent crime rate decreased 6%, from 327 (per 100,000 population) in 2009 to 306 in 2014. -The total number of marijuana arrests decreased by 46% between 2012 and 2014, from 12,894 to 7,004. Marijuana possession arrests, which make up the majority of all marijuana arrests, were nearly cut in half (‐47%). Marijuana sales arrests decreased by 24%, while arrests for marijuana production did not change appreciably (‐2%). Marijuana arrests that were unspecified, meaning the specific reason for the arrest was not noted by law enforcement, went down by 42%. -As a share of all arrests in Colorado, marijuana was responsible for 6% of all arrests in 2012 and 3% in 2014. -The number of marijuana arrests decreased by 51% for Whites, 33% for Hispanics, and 25% for African‐Americans. The marijuana arrest rate for African‐Americans (348 per 100,000) was almost triple that of Whites (123 per 100,000) in 2014. Other jurisdictions that legalized the recreational marijuana industry have experienced similar declines in violent crime. In Washington State, violent crime rates decreased by 10 percent from 2011 to 2014. Portland, Oregon, saw crime rates drop since legalizing the recreational marijuana industry as well.