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Nagorno-Karabakh Is No More

Trigger for Next Financial Implosion

No Privacy, No Property: The World in 2030 According to the WEF

The Problem of the Tariff in American Economic History, 1787–1934

Coming full circle: Subpoena demands FBI return Hunter Biden laptop to Delaware repair shop owner

Famed Signature Room Restaurant in Chicago’s Hancock Tower Suddenly Closes Citing ‘Economic Hardship’

Pakistan: Politicians fight on live debate after Nawaz Sharif’s party leader calls Imran Khan ‘Jewish agent’ and ‘bootlicker’

FBI arrests Proud Boys member who disappeared days before sentencing over role in Jan. 6

Winklevoss twins secretly withdrew $280M in assets before crypto firm collapsed: sources

Leader in Richmond Democrat Party group ARRESTED after posting bomb threat against Andy Ngo Virginia talk

Riley Gaines shares video of trans male violence in school: ‘You can’t hide …’

Connecticut DCF Invites Children To Report On Non-Affirming Parents

Trans activists force anthropologists to cancel conference panel discussing the identification of male and female skeletons

Taiwan Launches the Island's First Domestically Made Submarine for Testing

Bail bondsman Scott Hall takes plea deal in Georgia election interference case

Supreme Court Returns To Mountain Of Cases From Conservative 5th Circuit

Facing A U.S. Anti-Corruption Push In Ukraine, Burisma Demanded Hunter Biden Call Dad

Investigators Subpoena Bank Records Of Hunter, James Biden After Uncovering $20 Million In Foreign Payments

San Diego declares a crisis as feds release thousands into the cit

Democrats sour on Bidenomics as it fails to move the needle for voters

‘Trust the Experts’: 1,600 Scientists Sign Declaration Denouncing Climate Change Hoax

US Refuses to Acknowledge Systemic Use of Torture by Its Armed Forces in Iraq

At the Brink?

As the FCC Revisits Net Neutrality, Let's Remember the Day the Internet 'Ended'

British intelligence in the dock for CIA torture

The End of the Road for the Dollar

Time to end the Fed and its mismanagement of our economy

Thanks to US Policy, CCP Controls Key Resources for US Weapons

Europa, a Girl From West Asia, Raped Again by an American Bull

Brickbat: Just a 'Regular Person'

FTC’s Amazon Complaint: Perhaps the Greatest Affront to Consumer and Producer Welfare in Antitrust History

Julian Simon: Expressing the Imago Dei in Economic Terms

It’s the Beginning of the End of This Whole Phony Economy

Russia Might Call for Extradition of Ukrainian Nazi Honored in Canada, Trudeau Blames Parliament Speaker

New York National Park Site to House Thousands of Migrants in Tent City

Review: Shiny Happy People Charts the Downfall of the Duggar Family

The Problem with a Chicago Municipal Grocery Store

Ukrainian Whoppers

Former major city police detective reveals 50% of SIDS cases happened within 48 hours post vaccine

August border encounters of more than 322,000 highest monthly total in U.S. history

Trump Accuses Pro-Life Groups of Being a Political Liability That Exist to Make Money

MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada

Washington’s Strategic Overextension

Trump adviser: GOP should ‘end’ primary debates, focus on Biden

When it Comes to Preventing Abuse, are All Churches Equal?

Methodist Community in Religious Freedom Fight Against NJ Regarding Sunday Beach Access

Imperial Footprints in Africa: The Dismal Role of AFRICOM

Biden warns Trump's MAGA 'extremist movement' is a threat to democracy

‘Quiet Crisis’: Food Banks Are Inundated With Requests For Aid As Inflation Bites

Illegal Immigrant Launches Unhinged Assault, Leaves Cop Missing A Body Part

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The latest threats to Proposition 13 in Sacramento
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:24:01 by Charles_Byrd
Nineteenth century lawyer and newspaper publisher, Gideon J. Tucker, once said that “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Well, the California Legislature is back in session and no truer words have ever been spoken. And, while we’re still waiting on a thousand or so more bills to appear in print, there are already several major concerns to taxpayers, and even a few direct threats to Proposition 13. Here are just two: ACA 1 and ACA 3. Click for Full Text!

SCOTUS Questions the Government's Absurdly Broad Definition of 'Aggravated Identity Theft'
Post Date: 2023-03-03 02:10:21 by Charles_Byrd
Back in 2004, Congress decided to tackle the problem of "identity theft." It was responding to much-publicized cases in which criminals obtained credit cards in other people's names, sticking them with the resulting bills and hurting their credit ratings. But instead of focusing on that paradigmatic situation and crimes of a similar nature, Congress passed the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, which prescribed a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for "aggravated identity theft." The law's definition of that crime is so broad that it can be read to cover myriad minor offenses that are nothing like identity theft as it is generally understood. Naturally, ...

Air Force Relieves Six Leaders at Nuclear Base Over "Loss of Confidence"
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:54:25 by Charles_Byrd
Six leaders, including two commanders and four of their subordinates, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, were abruptly relieved of their duties “due to a loss of confidence,” the US Air Force wrote in a press release Monday. Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, commander of the 8th Air Force, relieved Col. Gregory Mayer of the 5th Mission Support Group and Maj. Jonathan Welch of the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron from their leadership positions at Minot AFB “due to a loss of confidence in their ability to complete their assigned duties.” Click for Full Text!

Massachusetts Democrats Won’t Oust Chairman Who Said Disabled Children Should Be Aborted
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:52:15 by Charles_Byrd
A local Massachusetts Democratic Committee chairman who suggested that unborn babies with disabilities should be aborted to save money on special education will retain his position despite a public outcry against him. According to the Boston Herald, “Committee members on Sunday voted unanimously, 27-0, to endorse a statement ‘repudiating’ chairman Michael Hugo’s comments, but the committee opposed a motion to add an agenda item to a future meeting to discuss whether Hugo should be removed.” Click for Full Text!

Biden Admin Using CHIPS Act to Force Taxpayers to Fund Daycare for Tech Workers
Post Date: 2023-03-03 01:48:41 by Charles_Byrd
The Biden administration is using the recently enacted CHIPS Act to force Americans to subsidize childcare for people employed in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Rather than seeking for some sort of spending bill to work its way through Congress — as is required by the U.S. Constitution — the Biden Commerce Department is using the money being offered to the semiconductor industry to surreptitiously spend taxpayer funds to set up childcare facilities at all the factories receiving money from this latest act of the executive. Click for Full Text!

Occupational Licensing: Giving Government Power Over Prosperity
Post Date: 2023-03-01 18:05:31 by Charles_Byrd
The state Legislature of Virginia is poised to approve a bill that would grant comity to occupational licenses issued by other states. This event might not sound particularly newsworthy, but anything that takes prosperity out of the hands of the government and places it back in the hands of the people is good news for liberty and those who cherish it. Click for Full Text!

Brickbat: Quick Action
Post Date: 2023-03-01 18:02:28 by Charles_Byrd
Less than two weeks after a driver rammed into one of the bedrooms of his Austin, Texas, home, Chris Newby got a letter from the city telling him his house was now in violation of city code and that he had 30 days to get it repaired or he faced $2,000 a day in fines. The letter was dated on the day the driver smashed into Newby's home. City officials said the building inspector was notified about the accident by the fire department and that it is city policy to send such letters after a house is damaged. Click for Full Text!

The Department of Homeland Security Turns 20. Its Legacy Is Disastrous.
Post Date: 2023-03-01 17:53:50 by Charles_Byrd
To those who don't remember the events of September 11, 2001, it can be difficult to convey the sense of dread and uncertainty that followed. As horrible as the attacks were, many of us wondered: What's next? It was in this context that Congress quickly passed, and President George W. Bush signed, such legislation as the USA PATRIOT Act, less than two months after 9/11. While that law was drafted with the best of intentions— strengthening the nation's defenses against potential future attacks—in practice, authorities overwhelmingly use it to circumvent Americans' basic freedoms like privacy and due process. Click for Full Text!

Supreme Court Considers Domestic Spying Too Secret to Be Challenged
Post Date: 2023-03-01 17:43:10 by Charles_Byrd
The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to review a lower court’s dismissal of the Wikimedia Foundation’s lawsuit against a National Security Agency (NSA) domestic surveillance program exposed in 2013 by Edward Snowden. With the Court’s citing of “state secrets privilege” as a prohibition against such litigation, debates in Congress on the question of whether to renew the statute authorizing the program might be the last hope of relief for Americans who cherish the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights. Click for Full Text!

How social networks became a 'subsidiary' of the FBI and CIA
Post Date: 2023-03-01 17:33:36 by Charles_Byrd
The US Congress last tried to grapple with what the country’s ballooning security services were up to nearly half a century ago. In 1975, the Church Committee managed to take a fleeting, if far from complete, snapshot of the netherworld in which agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and National Security Agency (NSA) operate. Click for Full Text!

Lightfoot’s Reign of Ineptitude in Chicago Will Come to an End
Post Date: 2023-03-01 16:52:53 by Charles_Byrd
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot finished a distant third in the city’s mayoral election on Tuesday. The night was won by former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, who garnered just under 34 percent of the vote. Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, who is also a Chicago Teachers Union organizer, came in second with just over 20 percent of the vote. Vallas and Johnson will square off in five weeks, on April 4, to see who will become the next mayor of the Windy City. Lightfoot, the first black woman and openly gay mayor in the city’s history, could only manage to secure about 17 percent of the vote, despite being an incumbent. It would seem as if the city weren’t happy ...

The Jones Act Is Driving Up Prices and Making Crises Worse
Post Date: 2023-03-01 16:48:00 by Charles_Byrd
After a recent hurricane, Puerto Ricans desperately needed fuel. Fortunately, an oil tanker was right offshore. Click for Full Text!

"It's Effective": NYC Shops Deploy Crime-Fighting Dogs To Deter Shoplifters
Post Date: 2023-03-01 16:41:48 by Charles_Byrd
Nationwide retail theft has erupted into a $100 billion crisis. Brick-and- mortar stores have expanded theft-deterrent merchandising strategies to mitigate unprecedented losses for companies. In New York City, 34th Street Partnership, a non-profit retail trade group serving Midtown retailers, hired a security firm that provides K-9 units equipped with handlers, the New York Post reported. Click for Full Text!

Appeals court panel unanimously rules in favor of New York crisis pregnancy centers
Post Date: 2023-02-28 19:52:03 by Charles_Byrd
A three judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in favor of the pro-life Evergreen Association, which operates the Expectant Mother Care and EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers in New York City, in an important freedom of expressive association case. U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy Sr. dismissed the case in 2021, but Evergreen appealed and its president, Christopher Slattery “brought a civil suit against the state of New York in Northern District of New York in January 2020,” Josh Russell wrote. “They argued the state’s so-called Boss Bill of 2019 unconstitutionally infringed on its freedoms of speech and religious exercise…” Click ...

U.S. Drops in Human Freedom Index; Ranks Behind Ex-communist Nations
Post Date: 2023-02-28 19:24:42 by Charles_Byrd
In the 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man, philosopher Francis Fukuyama posited that “liberal democracy” would become the world’s unassailable, default norm. Since then, many would argue, we’ve gotten much liberalism and the appearance of democracy, but the substance doesn’t match the style. And a recent study of liberty in the world vindicates that claim. In fact, finds the Cato Institute’s latest edition of the Human Freedom Index, after reaching a high point in 2007 (just before the Obama years, do note), worldwide freedom had been in steady decline. But that has changed: It entered steep decline with the Covid-19 situation in 2020. Click for ...

Virginia Next for Occupational Licensing Reform
Post Date: 2023-02-28 19:22:55 by Charles_Byrd
The General Assembly of Virginia this month approved a proposal to recognize out-of-state occupational licenses and work experience as per se qualifications for in-state credentials. To qualify, the applicant must have held her out-of-state license for at least three years and reside in good standing with that state's board. Individuals seeking a Virginia license for a profession that was not licensed in their previous state can qualify with three years of work experience and an examination. Both provisions will, in many cases, allow workers to avoid excessive time and money costs associated with seeking a license in a new state. Click for Full Text!

Copyright Is the Latest Battle in the War Over A.I.
Post Date: 2023-02-28 18:54:39 by Charles_Byrd
Increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence (A.I.) is inching further into the mainstream, and nobody is quite sure what to make of it yet. Students protested after university administrators used the A.I. text generator ChatGPT to craft a statement after a mass shooting. Systems like Midjourney can create pieces of art so sophisticated, they can win awards— to the chagrin of flesh-and-blood artists. Now the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) has weighed in on the debate and determined that images produced by A.I. are not copyrightable. Click for Full Text!

ACTION ALERT!! Your Voice is Needed in Maryland!
Post Date: 2023-02-27 16:58:01 by Charles_Byrd
Right to Reproductive Freedom (Abortion Amendment) will be heard by Senate in the Finance Committee. This bill would create the right to abortion on demand through birth into the Maryland State Constitution through a ballot question. Click for Full Text!

Nebraska Heartbeat bill voted out of committee, heads to full legislature
Post Date: 2023-02-27 16:53:47 by Charles_Byrd
LB 626, the Nebraska Heartbeat Act, was voted out of the Health and Human Services Committee last week! This is a vital step in the legislative process that paves the way for the bill to be debated by the full legislature in the coming weeks. If LB 626 is passed, it will protect preborn babies with heartbeats from abortion. It will require an ultrasound to be performed before an abortion, and, if a fetal heartbeat is detected, no abortion may be performed. Click for Full Text!

Mass confusion
Post Date: 2023-02-27 16:48:52 by Charles_Byrd
Massachusetts politicians who proposed that prison inmates could reduce their sentences if they donated organs have retreated from their original proposal. BioEdge was one of the first publications to highlight the bill in the Massachusetts legislature. Representative Judith Garcia, a co-sponsor, attempted to explain her position. Click for Full Text!

Idaho weighs three pro-life laws; decision expected in a few months
Post Date: 2023-02-27 16:41:16 by Charles_Byrd
Earlier this year, on January 5th, the Idaho Supreme Court allowed three pro-life laws to go into effect. Last week the Justices “sharply questioned” attorneys for both sides—the state defending the laws, the ACLU challenging them. The laws were a near total abortion ban; a 6-Week Ban— the “Preborn Child Protection Act”; and a Civil Liability Law which “allows healthcare professionals who performed or induced an abortion in violation of the law to be civilly sued for attorney fees and statutory damages of not less than $20,000,” according to Skyler Lee. Click for Full Text!

Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion in Virginia
Post Date: 2023-02-26 02:10:47 by Charles_Byrd
This week the General Assembly will attempt to vote on a new budget for the Commonwealth Virginia. Members of the General Assembly are in conference now to reconcile the Senate and Houses version of the new Budget before the 2023 General Assembly session ends on Feb. 26th. Click for Full Text!

“Born Alive” bill passes Arizona Senate
Post Date: 2023-02-26 02:06:15 by Charles_Byrd
The Arizona Senate took an important first step forward Wednesday when it passed a born-alive bill, 16-13. Sen. Janae Shamp’s Senate Bill 1600 “would amend the existing law to view an infant who is delivered alive as a legal person with the same rights to medically appropriate and reasonable care as anyone else,” Caitlin Sievers reported. Click for Full Text!

Pro-abortion groups announce partnership with nation's largest private law firms
Post Date: 2023-02-26 02:03:59 by Charles_Byrd
Six abortion advocacy groups have partnered with public officials and some of the nation’s largest law firms to launch the Abortion Defense Network, a program that connects people seeking or providing abortions with legal advice, representation and resources. Click for Full Text!

Train company hit with class-action lawsuit after toxic derailment in Ohio
Post Date: 2023-02-26 02:02:11 by Charles_Byrd
Ohio residents filed a class action lawsuit on Thursday against the railroad company Norfolk Southern after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in early February and cast a toxic plume of chemicals over the town and polluted the air and water, according to the lawsuit’s text. Click for Full Text!

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