Reporters Without Borders: Russian bill is copy-and-paste of Germany’s (terrible) hate speech law

Across the world states are trying to lock down speech. China is leading the way but Europe and the US are increasingly restrictive.

Of course it’s all an effort at restricting “hate speech.” Right.

Speech is speech, and “hate speech” as defined by the state is often just something someone somewhere in the state aparatus doesn’t want to hear.

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Baltimore Cop Doesn’t Realize His Body Camera Is Filming, Films Himself Planting Drugs At Crime Scene

Baltimore might be my least favorite big city, for a host of reasons. I’ve taken the train in to see the Army/Navy Game mutiple times and the place looks like something out of Mad Max almost. It looks like what many big cities looked like in the mid 80s. That is, a wasteland.

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Want to make BANK? Be a CEO of a taxpayer funded non-profit, $870,000/year for Urban League head

This is a shocker. People in the poverty business making huge piles of money? Who would have thought? I mean it’s not like the people at ACORN were crooks. Or Al Sharpton. Or Jesse Jackson. Or the people who run much of places like Chicago, Detroit, New York, and LA. No no, these people are for helping the poor. Selfless servants seeking justice. No way they are lining their own pockets and scamming the tax base.

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As we said was likely, the Bushite NEOCONS and the Democrats are joining forces.

We predicted this would happen. As the conservative/libertarian coalition has expanded the neocons have looked for new friends in the Democratic Paty. (Really they are just reuniting.)

The Neoconservatives – actual conservatives MUST understand – are not conservatives at all. They are a small but powerful group of big government (both domestic and abroad) “Republicans” (they originally were Democrats) lodged in Washington who believe that for there to be “progress”

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A New Republican Agenda Is Taking Shape—and It Means Tax Increases

The move should ALWAYS be to reduce taxes. On the poor. On the rich. On the middle class. This is a big part of the libertarian/conservative coalition. Reduce the burden of the state. Free up as much of the economy as possible.

It’s the people’s money anyway.

But many Americans don’t see things like this. They talk about people paying their “fair” share. (Who determines what is fair?) About income disparity. Fundamentally there are some who think it’s perfectly legitimate for the government to take a person’s wealth –

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“Big lessons are being learnt by India Inc, which is facing a gut-wrenching, cleansing process that is unprecedented in our history of crony capitalism.”

Big shifts in India. There has been an ongoing anti-crony fight there for years now. There is even a Facebook page (not affiliated in any way with us) called India Against Crony Capitalism. And it appears that some headway has been made. We certainly hope so. If India can shed its history of statist cronyism (a very tall order) it will be poised to become the country it seeks to be in the 21st Century.

We wish India the very best of luck.

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61% Support middle class tax cuts (Cut and cut deeeep)

The question is, who are the 39% that are opposed?

Taxes are too high and must come down. (And don’t give me any of that relativistic stuff about Europe or 1950s America when NO ONE paid the actual rate.) We didn’t even have an income tax until 100 years ago and we can live without one again if we so wanted. And more and more people so want.

The state is much too large. It must be shrunk.

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The Dalai Lama Is the Latest Speaker to Cause a Campus Freakout

Chinese UC San Diego students felt the Tibetan spiritual leader “contravened the spirit of respect, tolerance, equality, and earnestness”

Spoiled little Marxist-nationalist brats. FREE TIBET you statists. FREE TIBET!

You people are defending an imperialist and nominally COMMUNIST China. – Man, I want to use more colorful language, but in the spirit of the of the Dalai Lama I won’t…

…Eh, I’m not Buddhist. Forget it.

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