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Government ‘Aid’ Makes Disasters Worse

Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, including my family and me, appreciate the outpouring of support from across the country. President Donald Trump has even pledged to donate one million dollars to relief efforts. These private donations will be much more valuable than the as much as 100 billion dollars the federal government is expected to…

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Facebook Begins Punishing Users For Daring To Use Their Free Speech

Social media giant Facebook has just announced its new and controversial policy regarding free speech. Hidden under the buzzwords “fake news,” Facebook will begin to punish those who share articles they dub as “fake.” How dare a person use their social media account to speak their mind! Since the dawn of the “fake news” era, anyone…

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A Totalitarian Society Has Totalitarian Science

Over the past 35 years, I’ve exposed as least as much fraudulent science as any reporter around. That’s just a fact. I mention it, because one would expect I’ve learned a few lessons in the process. And I have. Government-backed science exists because it is a fine weapon to use, in order to force an…

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The Problem is Bigger Than Trump and Obama — The Presidency Should be Abolished

There was something very revealing about Charlottesville and its aftermath. Not the behavior of the president, or the disturbing resiliency of Nazism, or the willingness of some counter-protesters to initiate violence. We saw how the repugnant actions of a very tiny percentage of people can be manufactured into an all-encompassing narrative – while the corporatocracy…

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US Postal Service Calls for Price Increases Amid Record Losses

The US Postal Service has seen record losses as traditional mail is replaced by electronic means. Without enough money to pay for years of employee benefits, the agency is calling for legislation to enable them to raise their prices. On Thursday, the USPS reported losses of $2.1 billion in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, compared to…

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Soda Tax Pushing Residents to Alcohol in Philadelphia (Video)

The City Council of Philadelphia has once again shot itself in the foot and made itself look like a bunch of idiots. Soda now costs more than beer in Philly. And, to make matters worse, they hitched the wagon of their Pre-K program to this tax, and wouldn’t you know it – it is falling…

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North Korean Submarines’ ‘Unusual Activity’ Alarms The US

The United States military has detected “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of North Korean submarine activity. They also claim there is evidence of a submarine “ejection test.” An ejection test examines a missile’s “cold-launch system,” which uses high-pressure steam to propel a missile out of the launch canister into the air before its engines ignite.…

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Feds Waste $730 Million In Medicare Payments For Electronic Records

Medicare paid about $729 million in improper payments as part of a program to reimburse doctors for investing in electronic health records (EHRs), according to a government audit. During a three-year period starting in 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid out more than $6 billion as part of a program to incentivize…

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The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

“Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize…

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