German media failed to report refugee crisis honestly, study finds

This is a shocker.

In Germany, like in the USA, there is an official narrative handed down from the wonks running the government, which is then repeated as truth by those in the media who have partnered with the government and want to get invited to the right cocktail parties.

Of course many people realize that it’s all BS, many more than in the past, but the media and the state are still very powerful and as such can pummel those who offer up an alternative analysis.

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Reporters Without Borders: Russian bill is copy-and-paste of Germany’s (terrible) hate speech law

Across the world states are trying to lock down speech. China is leading the way but Europe and the US are increasingly restrictive.

Of course it’s all an effort at restricting “hate speech.” Right.

Speech is speech, and “hate speech” as defined by the state is often just something someone somewhere in the state aparatus doesn’t want to hear.

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Student loan debt has grown 250% in the last 10 years—here’s where grads owe the least

Right about now reality is hitting 2017 grads.

By the way, the only way to really get at the heart of the problem is to cut student loan programs. All the easy money has inflated the cost of education. But the universities don’t want that and prospective students are afraid they’ll be left out in the cold. So I guess we’ll keep on with the current silliness.

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Baltimore Cop Doesn’t Realize His Body Camera Is Filming, Films Himself Planting Drugs At Crime Scene

Baltimore might be my least favorite big city, for a host of reasons. I’ve taken the train in to see the Army/Navy Game mutiple times and the place looks like something out of Mad Max almost. It looks like what many big cities looked like in the mid 80s. That is, a wasteland.

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(Best story of the day?) Toronto man builds park stairs for $550, irking city after $65,000 (to $150,000) estimate

Image: NewsOK

Let’s hope that we see more and more of this sort of thing. On the ground. Doing the right thing. Outmaneuvering the bureaucratic beast.

Good on this guy.

$65,000 – $150,000 dollars for these steps according to the city. Wonder who gets that contract?

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Want to make BANK? Be a CEO of a taxpayer funded non-profit, $870,000/year for Urban League head

This is a shocker. People in the poverty business making huge piles of money? Who would have thought? I mean it’s not like the people at ACORN were crooks. Or Al Sharpton. Or Jesse Jackson. Or the people who run much of places like Chicago, Detroit, New York, and LA. No no, these people are for helping the poor. Selfless servants seeking justice. No way they are lining their own pockets and scamming the tax base.

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