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« Reply #550 on: June 17, 2015, 10:33:44 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/06/16/uc-teaching-faculty-members-not-to-criticize-race-based-affirmative-action-call-america-melting-pot-and-more/?postshare=5271434548154861
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« Reply #551 on: June 17, 2015, 10:46:16 PM »


How many decades would we have to go back to find the left advocating for free speech ?
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« Reply #552 on: June 17, 2015, 11:32:06 PM »

45-50 years i.e. when I was a young man.
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« Reply #553 on: June 30, 2015, 10:58:14 AM »

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100286702/the-greatest-cultural-victory-of-the-left-was-to-disregard-the-nazi-soviet-pact/
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« Reply #554 on: July 03, 2015, 11:16:24 AM »

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/02/owners-of-oregon-bakery-that-refused-to-bake-wedding-cake-for-same-sex-couple-fined-135000/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Firewire_Morning_Test&utm_campaign=Firewire%20Morning%20Edition%20Recurring%20v2%202015-07-03 
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« Reply #555 on: July 17, 2015, 05:42:35 AM »

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Marilyn Tavenner, then-Administrator of CMS, at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in 2014. Photo: Getty Images
July 16, 2015 7:34 p.m. ET
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One result of the Obama era is that big government and big business are often conjoined twins. For the latest proof, the health insurance industry has hired its ex-chief regulator and patron as its new chief lobbyist.

This week America’s Health Insurance Plans announced that Marilyn Tavenner will be the trade group’s new CEO. Her previous gig was running CMS, the agency in charge of Medicare, Medicaid and the ObamaCare exchanges. As acting and then confirmed CMS administrator since 2011, Ms. Tavenner presided over a bureaucracy with a budget larger than the Pentagon’s and drafted the ObamaCare rules that dictate insurance business models.

So other than President Obama, there is no better candidate than Ms. Tavenner to lead the insurance lobby in the era of ObamaCare. The law was a vast transfer of wealth and power to the political class from markets, and the big insurance conglomerates were the brokers of this bargain in return for more subsidized customers. Ms. Tavenner will now steer her members through her own regulatory creations as rules beget more rules.

More to the point, the CMS entitlements are now the major profit centers of an ever less competitive and innovative insurance industry. If the taxpayer is your benefactor, then bringing on a well-connected political operator is the logical choice. In another non-coincidence, Mr. Obama has nominated as Ms. Tavenner’s CMS replacement a former UnitedHealth Group executive named Andy Slavitt.

In her five years at CMS, Ms. Tavenner formed strong relationships with Congressfolk of both parties with her backstage candor. Then again, she was involved in the implementation planning for ObamaCare from the start and directed the control room when Healthcare.gov exploded on the launchpad, wasting hundreds of millions of dollars. The next time some politician burbles about “public service,” remember that a tour in government is often a form of deferred compensation, with no accountability for results or competence.

We haven’t heard any Democrat denounce Ms. Tavenner’s career switch, though it wasn’t so long ago that to pass ObamaCare they pretended insurers were abusive marauders and continue to blame the industry for the law’s surging costs. Perhaps they understand that whether Ms. Tavenner is a lobbyist or the head of CMS, her job description is the same.
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« Reply #556 on: July 17, 2015, 05:59:33 AM »

second post

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/disneyland-crony-capitalism-creates-poverty-promotes-theft-of-tax/
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« Reply #557 on: September 08, 2015, 11:21:03 AM »

Green Gurus Caught in Dirty Ponzi Scheme

We're not sure what's less surprising: That a renewable energy endeavor turned out to be a Ponzi scheme, or that it has ties to the Clintons. The Associated Press reports, "Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and 'carbon-negative' housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said. ... Prosecutors said the trio lied to investors that their 'biochar' technology and 'carbon-negative' housing in Tennessee made millions, but they had almost no earnings and used the money to repay earlier investors and for themselves." According to U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger, "The scheme alleged in this indictment offered investors the best of both worlds — investing in sustainable and clean energy products while also making a profit. Unfortunately for the investors, it was all a hoax and they lost precious savings. These defendants preyed on the emotions of their victims and sold them a scam." Sounds like the entire Obama climate change charade. The criminal charges come years after a separate civil lawsuit. "The scam allegedly ran from 2005 until 2009, even after the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil lawsuit against Wragg and Knorr's Mantria Corp. They were ordered in 2012 to pay $37 million each," the AP adds. The kicker? "Two months before the SEC civil lawsuit, the company was publicly recognized for its stated commitment to 'help mitigate global warming' by former President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative. The company was cited for its plans to develop the biochar technology that it said would sequester carbon dioxide and reduce emissions in developing countries. Wragg appeared on stage with Clinton at the event in September 2009." Envirofascists slam Big Oil for ostensibly putting profits before principle, yet that's exactly what happened in this case. And wouldn't you know it? The defendants are in good company with the Clintons.
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« Reply #558 on: October 09, 2015, 08:50:35 AM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/vox-hillary-clinton-ian-tuttle

Vox editor: Hillary is a corrupt dictator in waiting, and I like it!
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« Reply #559 on: October 09, 2015, 07:52:48 PM »


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Elizabeth Warren recently drove out a think-tank scholar for having the nerve to report that a new federal regulation could cost billions, but the progressive censor movement is broad and growing. Advocates of climate regulation are urging the Obama Administration to investigate people who don’t share their views.

Last month George Mason Professor Jagadish Shukla and 19 others signed a letter to President Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and White House science adviser John Holdren urging punishment for climate dissenters. “One additional tool—recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse—is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change,” they wrote.

In other words, they want the feds to use a law created to prosecute the mafia against lawful businesses and scientists. In a May op-ed in the Washington Post, Mr. Whitehouse specifically cited Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who has published politically inconvenient research on changes in solar radiation.

The RICO threat is intended to shut down debate because it can inflict treble damages upon a defendant. Enacted to stop organized crime and specifically to prosecute individuals tied to loansharking and murder-for-hire, it was long seen as so powerful a tool that the government warned prosecutors to limit its use.

“The demand by Senator Whitehouse and the 20 climate scientists for legal persecution of people whose research on science and policy they disagree with represents a new low in the politicization of science,” says Georgia Tech’s Judith Curry on the Fox News website. She should know, as one of seven academics investigated last winter by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) for their climate research.

By the way, Mr. Shukla appears to have no problem taking money from the government to support his climate theories. Though it has since been taken down, the letter from the Shukla gang demanding a RICO assault was published on the website of the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES), a tax-exempt entity run by Mr. Shukla that the website says has also employed his wife and daughter. The House Science Committee says the outfit has received more than $25 million in federal grants since 2008. House Science Chairman Lamar Smith says the family’s earnings from IGES are “in addition to an annual salary of approximately $314,000 paid to Dr. Shukla by George Mason University.”

When we contacted George Mason to sort out these financial arrangements, the school suggested we contact Mr. Shukla directly. He hasn’t responded to our inquiries.

Meanwhile, Sen. Warren also doesn’t seem to want to live by the rules she enforces on others. Recall that she drove Robert Litan out of the Brookings Institution last week in part because his research on new financial regulations was funded by the asset manager Capital Group—which he clearly disclosed. The website OpenSecrets.org says Ms. Warren has accepted more than $600,000 from the securities and investment industry, including more than $6,000 from Capital Group executives.

Perhaps she’d say it’s fine for her to use her Senate Banking Committee perch to rake in contributions from financial firms because she often disagrees with them. Then again, lawyers and law firms that benefit from her policy interventions have given her more than $2 million. She’s also collected more than $1.3 million from the education industry, which benefits from her campaign to expand education subsidies.

We called Sen. Warren’s office to ask why the Senator isn’t living by the Warren standard. A press aide replied that among other alleged offenses, Mr. Litan had accepted “editorial input” from the sponsors of his research. Yes it’s true, as Mr. Litan has said forthrightly all along, he did accept comments from the sponsor. He has also maintained that the analysis and conclusions were his own and those of co-author Hal Singer.

If accepting “editorial input” is grounds for dismissal, academics or journalists wouldn’t be the only ones preparing resignation letters. Is Sen. Warren now going to tell us that a campaign donor has never made a suggestion to her about government policy?

The strategy of the progressive left is no longer to win public debates, but to forcibly silence their opponents. And to enforce a double standard in the bargain.
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« Reply #560 on: October 12, 2015, 09:53:01 AM »

Day 886 of the IRS Scandal.  Anyone following it?

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/10/the-irs-scandal-day-883.html
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« Reply #561 on: October 12, 2015, 09:56:06 AM »


Not the mainstream media, that's for damn sure.
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« Reply #562 on: October 17, 2015, 10:02:04 AM »

https://mises.org/library/sanders-and-his-followers-are-not-outliers

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« Reply #563 on: October 18, 2015, 09:03:48 AM »

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-12-06/depression-deepens-greek-middle-class-despair-with-crime-rising

Is the science settled?
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« Reply #564 on: November 04, 2015, 12:54:13 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzA7QomW4kY
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« Reply #565 on: November 04, 2015, 11:47:02 PM »

http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Fascism.html
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« Reply #566 on: December 15, 2015, 01:37:43 PM »

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/5/1427845/-Effective-Gun-Control-A-National-Semi-Auto-Ban

Fantasy.
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« Reply #567 on: December 29, 2015, 12:46:13 AM »

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/27/nyc-will-fine-you-250000-for-misgendering-a-transsexual/
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« Reply #568 on: December 29, 2015, 07:47:18 AM »


Zero tolerance for thoughtcrime.
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« Reply #569 on: January 05, 2016, 08:47:51 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yga7TlsA-1A
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« Reply #570 on: January 07, 2016, 02:25:59 PM »

http://www.thediplomad.com/2016/01/progressivism-crowd-funding-terrorism.html#pq=iIhzF9

Allies.
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« Reply #571 on: January 10, 2016, 03:04:50 PM »

http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/01/10/report-obama-wants-become-un-secretary-general-netanyahu-doing-everything-he-can-stop-him
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