Social Security Just Ran A $6 Trillion Deficit And No One Noticed!

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You know why? Because no one wants to notice. No one wants to talk about Social Security and its problems, its Ponzi nature, its quietly ticking time bomb(s). No one wants to talk about it because we have come to believe that these sorts of things eventually work themselves out. And certainly no one wants to talk cuts, or means testing, least of all the people in Congress who would be slaughtered (likely) at the polls if they did.

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Lobbyists have raised $7 million for Hillary Clinton. For Trump? Zero

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This is interesting. Trump is an unknown quantity. No one knows for sure what he’ll do, particularly the DC political class. As such Washington, an oddly conservative town in some ways seems to have picked its candidate. I’ll bet this number would have been more evenly split if say Bush had won the nomination.

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New facial recognition tech: Will live stream (all) faces from cop cams to database, no notification to citizens

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This is where crony capitalism gets super creepy. The surveillance state is very profitable and Taser is about to provide a “solution” to police departments which is sure to fatten the company’s bottom line. Soon software may be able to identify “people of interest” just from a feed from a police officer’s body camera.

And guess what? Even if you aren’t “of interest” you will soon be in the facial recognition database. Then imagine algorithms running over this data.

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Police: What Obama and Hillary and Bernie Will Never Tell You

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Police reform means reforming police unions and their contracts. There. I have just mentioned the unmentionable.

Public unions of all kinds are the biggest funders of the Democratic Party. Democratic politicians, but also many Republicans, are afraid to take them on. But if we really want to make policing better, open discussion about unions and union rules is essential.

Here is what President Obama told the press on July 10 during his meeting with Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain:

“Just as my hope would be that everybody involved in the Black Lives Matter movement,

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University Offers SAFE SPACE For Students Traumatized By Republican Convention

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There, there, my sensitive little college orchid. We know the harsh winds brought by those nasty Republicans down the street may curl your sensitive leaves. But we at Case Western Reserve are here for you. We will protect you. We will make sure that you are OK. Some things are just too beautiful for Republicans. 

(From The Daily Caller)

A July 11 statement in The Daily, Case Western’s internal e-newsletter,

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“People must learn to recognize the EU for what it really is: a gang of power-lusty crooks empowering and enriching themselves at other, productive people’s expense.”

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe shares his insight on the nature of the European Union, the future of the world economy, and the danger of the USA embracing a European type economy – which basically it has.

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Half Of TSA’s 30,000 Employees Accused Of Misconduct; Nearly A Third Multiple Times

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I hadn’t been on a plane in a few months but last week I flew into Atlanta.

I always fall out of the TSA rhythm if I haven’t flown for a while. I always forget to take off my belt. Pretty much every time. Do I take out my wallet? Good thing I remembered to wear loafers this time.

It’s insane. Really, think about it. It’s nuts. Then we have to stand in that machine and get blasted by radiation while we stand with our hands over our head like some sort of criminal.

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You Need 4 Different Licenses to Shine Shoes in DC. Sen. Ben Sasse Wants to Change That. (VIDEO)

"I'm sorry son but do you have a license for that polish?"
“I’m sorry son but do you have a license for that polish?”

Seems legit. 4 licenses for shining shoes? Well there are different types of polish, and one must know the subtle and complicated art of making a wingtip gleam in the sun.

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How the Clintons and the Rest of Washington Are Getting Rich From the Turkey Coup

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As Turkey cools in the wake of the recent coup attempt – though some outlets have questioned whether this was actually an elaborate way by which Erdogan sought to consolidate power and purge his opponents, not a coup at all – money is being made in Washington from both sides of the chaos. That’s the Washington way. If there is conflict, if people abroad are hoping the American sun will shine on them, one can rest assured that there are lobbyists scurrying around Washington peddling that sunshine.

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Socialism empties, shelves, stomachs in Venezuela, Desperate people cross into Colombia for food

When prices aren't free to move shortages result. And people become hungry.
When prices aren’t free to move shortages result. And people become hungry.

Opening the border is the last thing President Maduro and the Chavistas wanted to do of course. By opening to Columbia and letting people get food it highlights the massive failure the socialist regime has induced. But the Chavistas recognize that keeping hungry people penned inside the country would probably be an even worse option for them than letting them out. One thing that all totalitarian regimes understand is that bread is key to pacification of the population.

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