Suspended Cops Say Video of Them Eating Marijuana Edibles During a Raid Violated Their Privacy

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Are these cops HIGH?

Well they sure were.

Here’s the original video we ran a few months ago. Please note where one cop says that she should have kicked one of the (disabled) customers in her “stump.”

Nice folks. Then the cops hang out and party.

Your war on drugs my friends.

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Democracy & capitalism’s enemy: the Ex-Im Bank

 

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This is a long fight and getting rid of the Export-Import Bank is just the beginning. A battle in a larger war to reduce the size and scope of government and to reduce the power of the current crony capitalist system. It will be a slog. Blood will be lost. But make sure most of the blood comes from the cronies and not from those who strive for a reasonably honest government and economy.

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Food and beverage powerhouses spend big money on lobbying. Companies like Chipotle and Whole Foods don’t

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This reminds me of another article which we ran years ago about Apple. The article was also from Politico and basically amounted to a warning to the profitable company – “Throw some money to the lobbyists, or else.”

This article isn’t as heavy handed, indeed it may be a straight report, not a threat.

But that some of these newer, more innovative food companies are not “paying to play” clearly irks some within the Washington political class.

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No question that “low interest rates have exacerbated the wealth gap between the poor and the rich because the rich have assets.”

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Michael Bloomberg said this recently and he is right. If one had assets prior to 2008, particularly of the stock variety, there is a very good chance that your portfolio is looking pretty good these days. The Fed through various means has inflated markets artificially.

If however one had no assets prior to 2008, or went bust during the chaos of the Crash one is probably still struggling.

The Fed, the central planners, have made the rich much richer. (For the time being.) It wasn’t free market capitalism which did this.

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This is interesting, Head of Democratic Party can’t explain difference between “a Democrat and a socialist.” (VIDEO)

“I used to think there was a big difference.” – Chris Matthews

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To be fair Debbie isn’t really running things. She has bosses who determine direction. But even still.

Kudos to Chris Matthews for a good question.

Bernie is pushing the Dems in interesting directions and creating contrasts and shadows where there weren’t ones before.

Trump is doing similar things in the GOP.

Fun to watch.

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Cabbies (likely cabbies) go berserk in Mexico City, attacking Uber drivers (Video)

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The enemies of progress (real progress) always lash out when bested. They fear the market. They fear the free flow of prices and the competition it brings.

Things change. Buggy whip companies go bust. So do cab companies. Sorry, my suggestion is that you learn how to do a better job than the Uber drivers.

Most of us over the age of 35 have seen massive changes to our livelihoods. I certainly have. This is the nature of the economy. Thankfully a changing economy is also an economy which is full of new opportunities.

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Boo hoo, Boeing cries over potential loss of taxpayer underwritten bank, Threatens to move many operations overseas?

Image: FITS News

Image: FITS News

OK, so you lose Ex-Im and the sweetheart deal which goes with it. So you decide to take your ball and go play – wherever – outside of the United States. Fine.

But it seems reasonable then, going forward, not to award Boeing any lucrative military projects. That’s only fair. Go live off the Swedish taxpayers. They like socialism.

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BET Reports: Black Teens Are Fired When the Minimum Wage Rises

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As we’ve argued many times before, arbitrarily raising the minimum wage, particularly to a level which is far above the real wage rate is an idiotic move. It creates unemployment for low wage earners, and in many cases for the people who formerly employed low wage earners. A “living wage” sounds nice. It sells to economically unsophisticated people. But a job doesn’t suddenly become “worth” more just because the government declares that it is. One can not revoke gravity. Likewise one can not revoke supply and demand.

Magic is not real, no matter what the politicians say.

This is an old article, but given the current debate it is worthy of a post.

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