The “Drug War” is a Crony War: Corrupt cop comes clean, 50-60 convictions overturned, Cop goes to jail and asks for forgiveness (VIDEO)

The question is fundamentally what is worse, the drugs or the drug war? It seems clear to me that the drug war is far worse.

The drug war destroys lives of innocent people. It incentivises police corruption. It incentivizes the distribution of hard drugs. It puts money into the pockets of organized crime. It often keeps people who need help from getting help. It undermines our very Constitution. The drug war is a failed and very expensive social experiment.

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The lobbying reform that enriched Congress

Lobbying is the big prize at the end of the line for many members of Congress. If one is already rich one can stick around as Senator or Representative. If however one is not rich K Street and the life of Gucci Gulch is always there. No one (it seems) leaves. No one quits. They shift, and they shift from Capitol Hill to Downtown a few blocks to the south and west.

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“Progressive” movie maker Michael Moore Says ‘I Think Trump Is Going To Win’

We at ACC are non partisan and will never endorse any candidate for any office, ever. Just to state again.

Michael Moore’s analysis is interesting as it jibes with at least some of our thoughts. One of the reasons Trump is not well regarded by many within the GOP is because he is seen as a big government guy and a potential president who might start going tariff happy once taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Triggered: MSNBC Warns Sensitive Viewers Before Showing Anti-Hillary Buttons

As we mentioned in an earlier post, there seems to be a part of this country which has legitimately lost it. A significant part. How do these people even function in society?

This is not a joke. How do they get by from day to day? How do these people get through life?

Click here for more from NewsBusters but below is the video.

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Cashing In and Shaking Down: Airbnb hires Eric Holder to develop anti-discrimination policy

The fact that Elizabeth Warren and a few other Democratic senators are shaking down the company might have something to do with this new hire. This is business today. Just like Uber did, Airbnb has hired a White House crony for official cover. It’s Chicago politics writ large.

Pay me and you get to play.

(From The Hill)

“Airbnb is committed to building a community where everyone can belong,

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

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.

So no worries.

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

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

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

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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“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.”

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

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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