L.A. wants to send you an automated letter if its licence plate scanners scan you in the “wrong” neighborhood

Apparently a city councilwoman sees nothing wrong with the idea and she’s convinced some of her colleagues.  She, she explains, is out to stamp out prostitution. So what if constitutional rights are violated and people’s lives are screwed up (pun intended) by such letters. Gol darnit we must use tax dollars and other resources to stamp out sex between consenting adults! This is absolutely vital to Los Angeles which with the exception of street prostitution is a deeply moral and upstanding place.

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 Why Do Former Goldman Sachs Bankers Keep Landing Top Slots at the Federal Reserve?

I will note this again because it should be noted again and again. Goldman Sachs should be dead. Door nail. Kaput. Finito. Gone. A piece of history. Expired.

But Goldman Sachs, Government Sachs, lives because it got bailed out by you the taxpayer. You the one who felt the brunt of the Great Recession. You who lost your home. You who moved in with the kids to make ends meet. You who went on food stamps quietly in desperation.

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Sweden: ‘No Apartments, No Jobs, No Shopping Without a Gun’ (Pay attention newly minted American “socialists”)

Though we give Sweden a hard time often we do like the country. Volvos, Saabs, Ikea, Swedish meatballs, Abba, all things to be proud of. But the socialist Utopia is seeing a real threat now with the current crush of “refugees” entering the country.

It should be noted that Sweden has a population of only 9.6 million people, which is slightly less than the population of North Carolina. The cozy socialist system, a closed system in many regards,

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Another challenge to King Dollar, Chinese yuan to gain “reserve” currency status

The Ultimate Crony Capitalist State, China, has seen some challenges as of late. It’s economy is trending down. It’s brand new shipping facility in Tianjin blew up in spectacular fashion. The “Chinese Miracle” has taken a real hit in the eyes of the world.

But that the IMF is letting the Chinese currency into the exclusive club of currencies with “special drawing rights” is a coup. Technically the yuan will soon have the same status in terms of international business as the pound,

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How the Federal Government Continues To Victimize American Indians

As we have said before, there is no group who has gotten a more rotten deal from the US government than the American Indians. And that deal continues to this day. Many American Indians live in the last pockets of the 3rd world in the United States. Under the direct watch of Washington bureaucrats of course. (Who are often paid nicely.)

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Hotel, Cars for Biden’s Thanksgiving Trip to Italy and Croatia Cost $307,118

How nice for him. I hear Rome is lovely this time of year. And how nice that Biden gets to bring his family with him on the taxpayer’s dime. I mean if Mrs. Obama can do it in China, why not the Vice President in Italy? It’s only the taxpayer’s money. There is a certain style to which one becomes accustomed when Vice President of course.

Such respect for the taxpayer. Good ole’ “middle class Joe.”

(From The Washington Beacon)

Hotel rooms and car service for Vice President Joe Biden’s Thanksgiving trip to Rome and Croatia cost over $300,000,

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VA will let officials keep taxpayer money they stole

The VA system is single payer healthcare. Now imagine the fraud and abuse we see here magnified exponentially and you have what some people want in this country. In the name of “justice.”

The below is truly disgusting. This is the sort of thing which makes people completely distrustful of government. Remember, these alleged fraudsters get to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly taken from the taxpayer, but some of our veterans can’t even get in to see a doctor so they can be treated for sickness.

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Statists gonna state, Argentina’s soon to be former crony president says she’s going to remain in the spotlight

Christina Fernandez de Kirchner apparently has no interest in bowing out of politics gracefully. Ala Nancy Pelosi she will remain in the political wings, waiting for an opportunity to reassert herself, keeping rivals from rising, and making sure her presence informs the political decisions of allies and enemies alike.

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Argentinean Libertarians Point Out Macri’s Big Government Credentials

The victory over the Peronists in Argentina is clearly a victory for the Argentine people and for freedom generally. However, Macri comes to power with much to prove. Will he break with the cronyist system which is so entrenched in Argentina? Can he?

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If You Think Corporate Inversions Are Bad, Blame Politicians rather than Pfizer

Image: Tax Foundation

I actually don’t think corporate inversions are bad. There are lots of things corporations do which are bad, and we chronicle them here all the time. Working the system for subsidies. Working the system to gain inside contracts. Gaming the system to shut out competitors. Buying politicians. And a million other things. But inversions in principal are not bad. Of course a corporation is going to want to minimize its tax outlay. People do. If I was a shareholder of a company I would expect that company leadership would do the inversion thing if it made sense.

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