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3 Facepalm Moments in Regulation

from FEE.org As a policy wonk, I mostly care about the overall impact of government on prosperity. So when I think about the effect of red tape, I’m drawn to big-pictures assessments of the regulatory burden. Here are a few relevant numbers that get my juices flowing. Americans spend 8.8 billion hours every year filling out government forms. The economy-wide cost of regulation reached $1.75 trillion in 2010. For every bureaucrat at a regulatory agency, 100 jobs are lost in the economy’s productive sector. A World Bank study determined that moving from heavy regulation to light regulation “can increase a country’s average annual GDP per capita growth by 2.3 percentage points.” Regulatory increases since 1980 have reduced economic output […]

Cause of death statistics – Hint, guns not in top 10

The statistics below and to the right are occasionally compiled. I carried one such list on a card in my wallet for a decade. The numbers ebb and flow year-to-year, but their position on the causes of death list rarely move much. There are 32,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms. The U.S. population is 324,000,000. Thus: 0.00987% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. -80% are through criminal activity, gang and drug-trade related This is one cost of “our” war on non-prescription drugs. -60% of those deaths are by suicide A similar per-capita rate to non-gun-owning countries. -8% are by police. -3% are accidental discharge deaths. Look at how those deaths distribute across the nation: […]

What Gen Z Can Learn from The Millennials

The division of our culture by age has been one of the most successful divide and conquer strategies of the new world order. They are schemers with an unbroken success rate on the long-term stage they choose for their play. While it took them a century to break up the nuclear family and the ability for youth to learn from older people who earned their respect, or even who served as bad examples, the globalists did indeed pull it off. From the Captain Capitalism blog comes a nice recommendation for the upcoming generation. Under the linked headline, I republish one section out of many that were SPOT ON. I encourage you to click the link and go read the article. […]

push to stop staged shootings will start the real shooting

There is a big push going on to disarm the peasants. Staged false flags, hoaxes, highly-organized children marches, media and political figures have masses eager to give up on self defense are becoming a regular part of the media landscape. Many worry that “They are going to take our guns”. That is not what will happen. They are hastening us into an internal war, also-known-as “civil war” between the armed and the unarmed with the politicians and many of their palace guard on the wrong side. Other than the thoughtless sheep, players on both sides know that removing millions of privately owned firearms is not going to happen through protests and legislation. Violent force is the only way. Those […]

the pedophiles ban online meet-ups

Once again the collection of megalomaniacs, sociopaths, psychopaths and sexual deviants that prowl the halls of congress have sent a resounding “Okay for us, but not for the peasants”. My wife of 16 years and I are among millions of happy couples who met on the Internet. Ah, but congress can’t take the chance that someone might have fun without permission. Here is the message that greets anyone looking for personal ads at probably the most popular online meeting place today: https://www.craigslist.org/about/FOSTA US Congress just passed HR 1865, “FOSTA”, seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully. Any tool or service can be misused. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other […]

Microsoft Controls All Content on Your Computer

– Bigger Threat Than Google Headquarters for the Fourth Reich Microsoft, previously absent from any conversation regarding censorship and resulting tyrannical behavior, has now moved to the head of the class when it comes to Deep State, globalist tyranny. Notification of Changes to Microsoft’s Terms of Use   Last night at 6:46pm Pacific, I received an email from Microsoft advising me that the terms of my usage agreement with Microsoft had changed and by virtue of the fact that I was using their product, I have offered my implied consent to the new policies. My wife and I reviewed the major points of the terms of of service over dinner. Her concluding comments included “Microsoft thinks that they can takeover […]

trade war humor

Either trade crosses borders or armies do “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations… entangling alliances with none” – Thomas Jefferson The knuckle-dragging Neanderthals of the Potomac Swamp have their hearts set on an escalating trade war. Centuries of human experience explain to anyone paying any attention at all exactly how this will work out. Either the Trump team and the ossified congresscritters are idiots OR they want war. There is no third choice. Well, unless you count “They are idiots AND they want war” as a third choice. Oh well. I can’t control it. I don’t endorse it. I am in the stands watching the show. Every once in a while a particularly amusing bit shows up in […]

poking Big Brother in the eyes

THEY can access every part of your computer, your cell phone and your smart appliances. THEY can turn them on even when you have turned those appliances off. THEY monitor, collect and store every bit of electronic traffic coming to or from you. Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Of course “the founding fathers” did not anticipate personal computers, e-mails and cell phones. Therefore invading our privacies on those was […]