Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 28

US Postal Service has had one profitable quarter since 2006; it has lost $63 billion during that time

The U.S. Postal Service monopoly is unconstitutional* and has caused great harm to the American economy. The Postal Service has had one profitable quarter since 2006. It has lost $63 billion during that time, averaging around $5 billion in losses each year. (To put this in perspective, the annual budget of the State of Montana …

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Oct 27

African governments get used to SHUTTING DOWN the internet

An astounding story was published by Reuters reporters last week. In most countries, “the internet” is a multidimensional thing emanating and maintained by thousands of different businesses, people and institutions. But in some African countries, “the internet” may depend on a single cable system. “Since the start of 2016, governments in 13 African nations have …

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Oct 25

Vietnamese Government Orders Student Imprisoned for 6 Years for Blog Criticisms

According to Yahoo News, a Vietnamese student has been ordered jailed for 6 years for blog posts that criticized life under the Vietnamese government. See here. Like the government of the United States, the Vietnamese government employs teams of agents to monitor the internet and control the content of what subjects post.

Oct 23

U.S. Life Expectancy Declining under Cradle-to-Grave Government

by Roger Roots, founder of Lysander Spooner University Governments want their subjects sick, weak, scared and dependent. Every generation of Americans has seen its life expectancy improve. Until now. A new Bloomberg News report finds that Today’s Americans are retiring later, dying sooner and sicker in-between. Social Security alone has incentivized millions of Americans to …

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Oct 21

FBI Direct Robert Mueller tried to entrap noted author Harvey Silverglate in the 1980s

There was a time in American history when judges and attorneys became famous and beloved by fighting for individual rights and liberties. America’s founding fathers named cities, towns and counties after the most libertarian English judges. (For example, the Founders named many places after Lord Camden, the famous British judge who wrote a number of …

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Oct 20

Largest governments agree to censor, ban and control ‘terror’ messaging in media

Every government ultimately comes for all freedom, all resources, all property, and to kill or cage all who resist. Now the “G7” (the world’s 7 most powerful governments) are combining with a common goal: to push for controls on the internet which are deemed “terrorist” or “jihadist.” See here. (Of course, nothing said here should …

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Oct 18

Government schools increasingly ban Halloween due to political incorrectness concerns

There is nothing constitutional about public schools. Early Americans knew nothing of them. They educated themselves according to their needs, with private schooling or home schooling. But public schools have taken over America’s education over the past century. And through such schools, government incessantly promotes its agenda of central planning, government control and regulation. Now …

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Oct 16

More New Yorkers using Uber than government-controlled cabs

The market always wins. For years, state and local governments have imposed hundreds of pages of regulations on cab companies. Cab companies often are made to get a “certificate of need” from the government before starting up. Cab companies must get government approval for all their rates, fares, routes and operating areas. In some places, …

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Oct 16

Government universities suppress free speech by imposing different conditions based on content

Many government universities provide public event space for rent or for use by student groups. Generally student groups and clubs can reserve meeting halls for free while nonstudents and outsiders must pay for the use of facilities. But many government colleges have a habit of discriminating among student organizations and speakers based on the content …

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Oct 13

Government “disaster relief” workers in Puerto Rico took a spa day and had hurricane victims give them manicures and pedicures

Salon.com, the pro-government extremist site, has published a rare story critical of government. Reportedly, FEMA “disaster relief” officials in Puerto Rico have been living in luxury among hurricane victims. See here. Just one example given by the Salon article: Overpaid federal ‘disaster workers’ reportedly took “spa days” and used emergency tents provided by the U.S. …

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