Daily Show on policing for profit: How the police can just pull you over and take your stuff. No conviction needed (Video)

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It seems to me that even if one was doing something illegal the cops shouldn’t be able to just sieze your stuff unless you were convicted and the “stuff” was material to the crime. And even then.

But in the ole’ US of A police departments are seizing money, cars, you name it without conviction and on the spot in the name of civil forfieture. Basically they get to take your property because they want to. No joke. This happens every single day.

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Do you love high quality craft-brewed beer? Then you should love the market too.

Choices on tap at my local brewery.

Choices on tap at my local brewery.

The best thing Jimmy Carter did while president was his putting an end to the prohibition of home brewed beer. It was at that moment that beer in America began its renaissance. Beer has only gotten better since.

Craft brewers have had to fight an entrenched crony industry every step of the way though. They still have to fight. Brewers associations controlled by the big boys, politicians who were (are) inclined to restrict the market to protect donors, asinine and antiquated state regs, all serve(d) as roadblocks to the development of the beer market as we now know it.

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Gov. Cuomo’s “anti-corruption” commission dissolved when Coumo media buying company is investigated

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Another for the “surprise, surprise” file.

Even though the governor of New York created the commission with much fanfare in 2013 to “clean up Albany” it was dead by 2014. The commission was looking into things a little too closely.

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Three people died in illegal human experiments carried out by John Podesta backer’s firm

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Meet Hansjorg Wyss, Swiss citizen, medical device mogul, “person number 7″ in a recent federal lawsuit, friend to John Podesta and the Center for American Progress, and big time political whale. He’s also the 112th richest man in the world.

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Obama Campaign Donor Wins FCC Waiver From Auction Rules

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Want to bid for airwave space? Do you do too much business to qualify for “small business” bidding status and the benefits which go with it? Well, then just call up your buddies in Washington and get a waiver. It helps if you give hundreds of thousands of dollars to the President though. Just keep that in mind.

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Big Business: Lapdog of the Left

Viva public/private partnerships! Viva crony capitalism!!!

Viva public/private partnerships! Viva crony capitalism!!!

The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg argues that what is called the American “Left” will never really fight crony capitalism. That what the progressives actually want is not the separation of business and the state but business which will do as it is told. Business as junior partner to the government. A lapdog.

Is he right?

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