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Why Big Government Is At War With The Family

January 14, 2018




 

Legislator calls on feds to give up land ownership

January 14, 2018


If President Trump wants to be known as a president seeking the restoration of the U.S. Constitution, one of his goals should be to turn federal lands – the millions of acres run by the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and National Park Service – over to the states:

It’s because the Constitution doesn’t allow for federal ownership of land unless it’s for certain limited purposes, argues a former California lawmaker.

Steve Baldwin served in the California Assembly from 1994 to 2000 and was minority whip during that time. He’s argued in a new report in the American Spectator that two recent cases highlight the problem with the federal government owning vast acreages.

And he says the solution is in the Constitution.

“Most Americans have no clue what our founders said about federal land management. The Constitution’s Property Clause (Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2) gave Congress the power to dispose of property, but does not mention a power to acquire property. However, under the Necessary and Proper Clause (Article I, Section 8, Clause 18), the federal government was given the power to acquire land but only for the purpose of carrying out its enumerated powers. This would include parcels for military uses, post offices, etc.

“Nowhere does the Constitution give the federal government the power to retain acreage for unenumerated purposes such as grazing, mineral development, agriculture, forests, or even national parks. This was wisely left up to the prerogative of the states and the people.”

 

California man kills mother over video game anger...

January 14, 2018


A man in Ceres (Stanislaus County) allegedly shot and killed his mother after an argument while playing video games:

According to a report from the Ceres Police Department, 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson was playing video games in his room when he got upset and started yelling.

Nicholson's 68-year-old mother, Lydia, went to check on her son but Nicholson started arguing with her and ended up breaking his headset for the video game in an outburst.



Blaming his mother for this, Nicholson threatened to kill both of his parents and retrieved a handgun from inside of the family's home.

Nicholson fired two shots into a wall, and then shot Lydia in the head. Nicholson's 81-year-old father wrestled the gun away from his son, and Nicholson drove to a relative's house in Riverbank.

Lydia Nicholson was transported to a hospital for treatment but ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

Police apprehended Nicholson in Riverbank without further incident and booked him into the Stanislaus County Jail where he is being held without bail.

 

Green Roofs to be Mandated in Denver:

January 12, 2018


In Denver, they overwhelmingly passed a voter initiative mandating green roofs:

    The initiative says buildings over 25,000 square feet need to have vegetation or solar panels on the roof. Even old buildings looking at roof repairs are now forced to change if they seek a new roofing permit.

You might think that this could not possibly have a perceptible effect on the environment. On the contrary, it will affect the immediate environment in Denver by discouraging construction and renovation.

    “Both southeast and southwest Denver, we have acres and acres of closed big box stores that we’d like to see redeveloped and this is going to add a huge cost to those making it even less likely a developer is going to come in develop those properties,” [Councilwoman Kendra] Black said.



She notes that the initiative will make it take even longer to get a building permit, and place “a huge burden on our building department.”

It will also provide developers — who create jobs and wealth — with an excellent reason to develop somewhere other than Denver.

But the important thing is that the initiative made voters feels self-righteous about how much they care about the environment, even as they cause the decay of their own immediate environment.

Hopefully their smug thoughts will sustain them if the green roofs start caving in on their heads. In Hong Kong, a 1,400-square-meter green rooftop collapsed, evidently due to overloading with vegetation.

 

Panic Ensues After Oregon Allows Self-Serve Gas Stations in Some Areas

January 12, 2018


The more government, the more people come to rely on its handouts and senseless regulations. On the rare occasions that government ebbs, panic results:

    A law passed through Oregon’s legislature in May and signed into law in June will allow counties with 40,000 residents or fewer to pump their own gas. Oregonians are not pleased about the change.

This went into effect with the New Year. Yelps one Oregonian:

    “I don’t even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, native Oregonian…..I say NO THANKS! I don’t want to smell like gasoline!”

Maybe she should consider a move to the Garden State.

    Motorists in New Jersey … face stiff penalties for touching pumps – fines range between $50 and $250 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent offenses.

Note that the new Oregon law does not require anyone to endure the hardship of pumping their own gas. It merely allows self-serve gas stations to exist. But that is too much freedom for some.

 

Heather Mac Donald: How Much More Delusional Can University Students Get?

January 12, 2018


If you want to respect yourself, start by never casting yourself as a victim. But if you want to get ahead in a world gone mad with political correctness, always cast yourself as a victim and screech loudly about it. Victimhood has become not merely contemptible but delusional to the point of psychosis — and a threat to freedom:



 

Five things professors actually said in 2017:

January 7, 2018


Most Americans expect college professors to be beacons of knowledge and wisdom, or at least to exercise more maturity than their teenage students.

Every year, however, Campus Reform comes across professors who unashamedly make outrageous, preposterous, and downright absurd remarks in their classrooms and on social media, denigrating conservatives and their viewpoints.

In 2017, President Trump’s first year in the Oval Office brought academic rage to new heights as professors frequently blasted the Commander-in-Chief and berated his voters, traditional conservatives, and anyone who does not embrace progressivism.

Here are five things that professors actually said in 2017:

    1) Prof suggests Texans deserve hurricane for supporting Trump

A University of Tampa professor was so upset about the outcome of the 2016 presidential election that he publicly suggested that Texans deserved Hurricane Harvey because the state voted Republican last year.

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” Professor Ken Storey tweeted in August. “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”

Shortly after the controversial remarks, the university announced that it had fired the professor.

    2) Prof says House GOP ‘should be lined up and shot’

An Art Institute of Washington professor was so furious about the House GOP’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare that he said GOP lawmakers “should be lined up and shot” for their actions.

“They should be lined up and shot,” Professor John Griffin wrote on his Facebook page. “That’s not hyperbole; blood is on their hands.”

    3) Prof calls whites 'inhuman a**holes,' says 'let them f***ing die'

In June, Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams made national headlines after appearing to suggest that the first responders should have let the victims of the congressional shooting "fucking die” because they are white.

“It is past time for the racially oppressed to do what people who believe themselves to be ‘white’ will not do, put end to the vectors of their destructive mythology of whiteness and their white supremacy system. #LetThemFuckingDie,” Williams wrote in a Facebook post, including the hashtag as an apparent reference to an op-ed with the same title that he had shared two days earlier.

Following his controversial remarks, Williams was placed on leave but is slated to return to teaching in 2018.

    4) Prof says Otto Warmbier 'got exactly what he deserved'

A University of Delaware professor claimed that Otto Warmbier, a young American who died after being held in a North Korean prison camp, “got exactly what he deserved.”

Professor Katherine Dettwyler made her remarks on her personal Facebook page and in the comments section of an article published by National Review.

Dettwyler maintained that Warmbier behaved like a “spoiled, naive, arrogant U.S. college student who never had to face the consequences of his actions” when he visited North Korea, and that he had a “typical mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” she teaches.

    5) Drexel prof blames 'whiteness' for Texas massacre

George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor at Drexel University who made headlines by calling for “white genocide” last year, was at it again in 2017.

In early November, the academic pinned the blame for the Texas massacre that killed 26 people on what he called “whiteness” and “entitlement.”

“Whiteness is never seen as a cause, in and of itself, of these kinds of massacres, of other forms of violence,” Ciccariello-Maher said in an interview with Democracy Now!, asserting that “whiteness is a structure of privilege and it’s a structure of power, and a structure that, when it feels threatened, you know, lashes out.”

 

The UN Peacekeeping Forces’ Rampant Child Rape Problem Continues

January 7, 2018


A Wednesday report by the Associated Press sheds further light on the extensive child rape problem that exists within the United Nations peacekeeping forces:

The expose focuses on U.N. peacekeepers operating in Haiti, where nearly 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse have occurred since 2004, with more than 300 cases involving children. A large number of the victims included boys and girls as young as 12 years old, many of whom were raped by peacekeepers on a regular basis.

“I did not even have breasts,” one girl, known as V01, or Victim No.1, told the AP. She said she was consistently raped by as many as 50 U.N. peacekeepers from ages 12 to 15.

Janila Jean was a 16-year-old virgin when a Brazilian peacekeeper lured her into a U.N. compound with some bread smeared with peanut butter. Once inside, he raped her at gunpoint. The attack left her pregnant, and she now raises her child alone.

“Some days, I imagine strangling my daughter to death,” she told investigators.



The U.N. is limited in what it can do to eradicate its sexual abuse problem. Peacekeepers are under the jurisdiction of their home countries, which rarely prosecute their own soldiers. The international organization has, thus far, failed to crack down on child rape within its peacekeeping forces. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres unveiled new policies to help address the problem in March.

“Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse,” said Guterres. “We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the U.N. flag.”

A U.N.-commissioned report promised much of the same more than 10 years ago, yet the problem has persisted.

 

Surprise, surprise.... Former Manager Describes Planned Parenthood as “Demonic”

January 7, 2018

A certain moral climate is likely to prevail at an operation that brings in massive amounts of money (one-third of it on a coercive basis from taxpayers) for killing babies in the womb (not to mention selling their body parts). Ramona Trevino, who managed a Planned Parenthood abortion referral facility for 3 years, found out first hand:

    Trevino justified working at the Planned Parenthood because it was a non-abortion facility, realizing only after an extended period of time that she was still culpable for what goes on at other facilities. “They are being groomed as future abortion patients because Planned Parenthood promotes a promiscuous lifestyle,” she said. “We’re not discouraging them from having sex at a young age. We have monthly quotas to meet. They’re just numbers,” she said.

    “I was forced and challenged to look at my own beliefs and actions. I couldn’t continue to be indifferent,” she said. She also explained that she was shocked with the amount of medication fraud that went on, as well as the number of 12, 13, and 14-year-olds who came into the clinic for contraception or abortion referrals.

    She added that she was amazed at the number of young women who came to the clinic with multiple sex partners and STDs. “I started to connect the dots and realize that it all goes together,” she said.

All things degenerate do indeed go together. This is what keeps leftists on the same page with each other.

She characterized Planned Parenthood as “demonic,” saying there is “no other word you can use for what takes place.”
The Devil must love how some of our tax money is spent. By the way, Planned Parenthood itself is tax exempt.

 

NFL Owner Admits National Anthem Protests Are Killing Attendance

January 6, 2018


The NFL’s nosedive is so bad that Dick Cass, Team President of the Baltimore Ravens, sent out a letter to season ticket holders pleading for continued support.

In the letter, Cass acknowledges that players displaying disrespect during the national anthem have “been a factor” resulting in low attendance.

Mark Viviano reports for CBS Baltimore:

        In my many personal conversations with Ravens fans in addition to those I’ve interacted with on social media, it’s mentioned repeatedly that “taking a knee” has caused some fans to take a hike. They’ve opted to tune out Ravens games on TV and others have decided not to use the game tickets they’ve already purchased, leaving their seats empty.

The NFL’s fortunes were on the rise until 2 years ago, since which time its audience has fallen by 20%. Although it is disappointing that 80% of the audience continues to watch despite the league supporting overt disrespect for the USA, this represents hundreds of $millions in lost revenue.

More and more people may discover that there are better ways to spend Sundays than sitting on the couch watching grotesquely overpaid cretins who hate their country play a meaningless game.



 








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