Aug 16

32 people killed in one day of “law enforcement” raids by Philippine government

The streets of Philippinnes cities turned red with blood in the past week as Philippine “police” unleashed a torrent of violent raids upon the population.

Shockingly Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is urging police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in “shock and awe” raids.

“Police have killed 3,450 people in similar drug raids since Duterte came to office.”

The government repeatedly claims that the killings are in “self defense.”

See here.

Aug 15

Not one of the government’s Obamacare promises has been kept

According to economist Stephen Moore, Obamacare has fueled an industry of “charities” who promote ever-more regulation of health care and ever-more tax dollars. These lobby groups include the American Medical Association, the AARP, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association. “If you are donating money to any of these groups, you might want to think again.”

This year the best estimate is that Obamacare will need at least $10 billion more to keep the system solvent. The death spiral in the program is intensifying with every passing month, so it’s highly predictable these costs will reach $20 billion next year and more in the years that follow.

See here.

Aug 13

A whistle blower has come forward with information about N.O.A.A.’s faked temperature “study”

Government-funded “climate science” is a domain of shoddy, politicized research and claims, mostly aimed at helping governments build their cases for demanding more power, money and control.

Here is a recent lecture about the astounding revelations by retiring N.O.A.A. whistleblower Dr. John Bates.

Bates had a 40-year career in meteorology & climate science at NOAA, retiring in 2016. Bates blew the whistle on his colleagues for releasing a study based on manipulated data (which has now been destroyed), just before the UN climate conference in 2015.

The government study helped U.S. President Obama (whose agencies funded the study) promote the climate accords.

According to Bates, the flawed N.O.A.A. study tripled the warming trend in ocean data (and favored ship intake data over buoy measurements) and ignored satellite measurements.

Aug 12

“Despotism and Defiance” Symposium Moved to Monday, August 14 in front of Las Vegas Federal Courthouse

Lysander Spooner University’s “Despotism and Defiance” Symposium was scheduled for Saturday, August 12 at “Camp Liberty” in downtown Las Vegas.

However, yesterday, on August 11, Las Vegas police arrived in massive numbers at the location and demanded that the venue be closed due to “code violations.”

People at Camp Liberty were unlawfully detained and told that “the owner” had reported them as squatters. (It was apparently an illegal false police report by government trusters seeking to perpetuate government control of higher education.) (A lawsuit over the unlawful police action is in the works.)

Lysander Spooner University has decided to move the event to Monday, August 14, on the public sidewalk in front of the U.S. federal courthouse on Las Vegas Blvd in downtown Las Vegas. The conference will begin as soon as court in the case of United States v. Bundy, et al. is adjourned for the day. (No one knows when this will be, so please everyone arrive early to attend trial at 9:00 a.m.)

Trial in the case ended abruptly last week when a federal judge ordered defendant Eric Parker off the witness stand for saying he looked “up and to the right” during events in Bunkerville, Nevada on April 12, 2014. (The judge in the case has indicated that only a ‘mere presence’ defense is available to Parker; he may not mention any surrounding circumstances that led to his presence, his concerns or his behavior; and although pictures show him prone with a rifle positioned in a direction where there were government agents, he is barred from defending himself from ‘assaulting federal agents’ charges by explaining the conduct of the agents).

Supporters of Parker have asked that hundreds of people come to show support for Parker and others on trial.

We will piggyback on this rally in front of the federal courthouse. Some speculate that prosecutors may seek a mistrial early on Monday. Many others predict that court will proceed normally with codefendant Scott Drexler on the witness stand. If so trial may not adjourn until 5:00 p.m.

In any case, Lysander Spooner University will present an all-star cast of scholars and lecturers on the sidewalks outside immediately after court ends on Monday:

Featured speakers include:

Andrea Parker, wife of Eric Parker
John Lamb, LSU professor of journalism
Shelly Shelton, Tony Shelton, and Fayth Shelton, Nevada freedom advocates
Deb Jordan, of the Pete Santilli radio show and Guerilla Media
B.J. Soper, Oregon constitutional activist
Shari Dovale of Redoubt News (who has recently joined LSU as professor of news journalism)
Brand Thornton, minister and constitutional scholar
Maureen Peltier, former Army vet turned liberty activist
James Landin, of Camp Liberty

This event will be in the tradition of William Penn‘s historic Quaker sermon on the streets of London after government authorities padlocked his church and forbade him to lecture in the Quaker religion in 1670. Penn preached to a crowd of hundreds on the streets outside the church and was arrested for preaching to an unlawful assembly. When jurors found him not guilty, the tyrannical courts ordered the jurors locked up. A habeas corpus petition led to one of the greatest precedents in Anglo-American history: Bushels Case, which ruled that no juror may ever be punished for his verdict.

Be there! Free of charge!

Aug 09

Venezuelan minimum wage was raised 108,000 % in 20 years, yet today, “Anyone in Venezuela would be happy to eat out of American trashcans”

Venezuelan economist Raefael Acevedo recently addressed the Mises Institute. See here.

Between 1999 and 2017, said Acevedo, the Venezuelan minimum wage was raised 38 times: a 108,000 % increase.

Yet “[a]nyone in Venezuela would be happy to eat out of American trashcans.”

Aug 09

America’s government-approved education system increasingly produces illiterate citizens

The great Professor Walter E. Williams has authored a startling column: “Is College Education Worth It?”

“According to the National Conference of State Legislatures . . . studies have found anywhere from 28 percent to 40 percent of students enroll in at least one remedial course” upon entering college.

“Only 25 percent of students who took the ACT in 2012 met the test’s readiness benchmarks in all four subjects (English, reading, math and science).”

And there is a strong correlation between needing remedial education upon entry and failing to graduate.

“The fact of business is that colleges admit a far greater number of students than those who test as being college-ready.”

Williams cites a study at the University of North Carolina where it was found that 60 percent of the 183 members of the football and basketball teams read between fourth- and eighth-grade levels. “About 10 percent read below a third-grade level.”

Today, “1 in 3 college graduates have a job historically performed by those with a high-school diploma or the equivalent.”

See here.

Aug 08

Spanish government (upon orders of Turkish government) arrests journalist for “terrorism”

Every government that ever existed has sought to equate dissent and criticism with terrorism or treason.

Untold thousands of humans have been arrested, subjected to mock trials, and/or executed for saying or writing things which their masters in government did not like.

Throughout European history, thousands were burned at the stake, hanged or tortured for heresy.

English history is replete with examples of pamphleteers who were hanged.

And governments frequently work together to hunt and apprehend dissenters and rogue journalists.

Modern Turkey, under the ‘leadership’ of Erdogan, has imprisoned more than a hundred journalists whose reports were critical of the regime.

Now there is word that Spain (with its own blood-stained history of press repression) has arrested an exiled Turkish journalist upon orders of Turkey. See here.

Aug 07

Andrea Parker confirmed as speaker at upcoming symposium

Lysander Spooner University’s upcoming “Despotism and Defiance” Symposium in downtown Las Vegas will feature a nationally recognized speaker and criminal justice lecturer: Andrea Parker.

Andrea Parker is the wife of Eric Parker, accused defendant in the Bunkerville (Bundy conspiracy retrial) case currently under way at the Las Vegas federal courthouse.

Andrea Parker has previously lectured on the prison industrial complex at Lysander Spooner University’s “Government Versus Freedom” conference on April 15th of this year. Her lecture was received with a standing ovation.

Be there! 7 dollars at the door, 6:00 pm at “Camp Liberty,” 1217 S. 4th Street, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aug 05

Pro-government extremist site “Salon.com” cannot pay its rent

U.S. government agencies such as the FBI and CIA have been secretly funding pro-government “journalists” for years.

But when government subsidies are stripped, pro-government media “news” sources frequently have trouble paying their bills.

Here is a new report that the pro-government extremist news and commentary site “Salon.com” cannot pay its rent.

Salon.com pushes a steady stream of socialist and elitist advocacy of government central planning.

Aug 03

Government policies create shortage of primary care doctors

A free market in health care would immediately produce high quality medical goods and services at prices so low that even the poorest Americans could afford them without insurance.

But our masters in government have long imposed a slave-plantation level of control and regulation on the industry.

Becoming a doctor requires as much as $400,000 investment and almost a decade of government-approved education.

Now there is a looming need for 90,000 primary-care physicians across the United States. See here.

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