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Baker’s Dozen [TM] reasons for civil unrest to explode

July 26, 2016
The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton  
Posted in Commentary

"Doom and gloom cause us to fear 'the worst' and for many people, that is going to lead directly to massive civil unrest, ranging from 1968 style protests to armed uprisings and revolts. Obviously politicians, bureaucrats, military theorists and contractors for all of the above spend a lot of time thinking about these things. Here are thirteen reasons ('potential causes') it might all go into the toilet if the balloon goes up, at least according to the powers that be." (07/25/16)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=9368  

Awaiting Act II of the charade called “democracy”

July 25, 2016
Bruce McQuain QandO
by Bruce McQuain  
Posted in Commentary

"So, Democratic voters, you really thought you had a role in all of this? Bwaahaaahahaha. You hadn't a chance of deciding. Your vote was simply part of the stage props necessary in the attempt to keep the facade of 'democracy' alive. The Superdelegates picked long before the first vote was cast had already decided the contest. You were window dressing." (07/25/16)

http://www.qando.net/2016/07/25/awaiting-act-ii-of-the-charade-called-democracy/  

US regime approves release of last Russian held at Guantanamo

July 25, 2016
ABC News ABC News    
Posted in News

"The last Russian prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has been approved for release. A review board determined Ravil Mingazov meets the criteria for release after nearly 14 years at the U.S. base in Cuba. The 48-year-old Mingazov is a former ballet dancer and member of the Russian military who U.S. authorities said fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan." (07/25/16)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-approves-release-russian-held-guantanamo-40864458  

“Sustainability” is fishy

July 25, 2016
Don Boudreaux Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux  
Posted in Commentary

"While the absence of property rights in oceans and other large bodies of water, and in uncaught fish, might well lead to overfishing (that is, to a genuinely unsustainable manner of acquiring fish for human consumption), the very essence of a fish farm implies property rights in the fish stocks. And where there are property rights there is sustainability. A fish farmer is no more likely to allow his stock of fish to be depleted than is the owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh to allow his horse to be slaughtered for sport, or than are you to allow the cost of motor oil to prevent you from ever changing the oil in your your car." (07/25/16)

http://cafehayek.com/2016/07/41127.html  

How campus censorship is conquering the world

July 25, 2016
spiked spiked
by Wendy Kaminer  
Posted in Commentary

"Progressive speech policing has moved off campus, in a trend as alarming as it is unsurprising. College and university speech codes conflating allegedly offensive speech and discriminatory conduct date back a quarter of a century. They partly reflect hostility toward unwelcome speech spawned by popular therapies of the 1980s, which equated verbal and physical abuse, and by the feminist anti-porn movement, which equated pornography with rape and declared misogynist speech a civil-rights violation. By now, generations of students have been taught that unwelcome speech isn’t speech but discriminatory 'verbal conduct;' these days, it's even condemned as violence." (07/25/16)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/how-campus-censorship-is-conquering-the-world-free-speech/  

Jury: Seattle police chief retaliated against officers

July 25, 2016
The Washington Post Washington Post    
Posted in News

"A jury on Monday found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred to a different precinct amid a dispute about overtime pay. The King County jury also found in the lawsuit that Chief Kathleen O'Toole did not retaliate against a third officer, Lt. Steve Strand. ... The 12-member jury heard claims that O’Toole retaliated after Elias complained that overtime pay had been improperly steered to four favored black officers. Elias sued the city in 2014. Proudfoot and Strand joined the suit, alleging they were transferred after challenging the department's handling of Elias. Attorney Jessie Harris, who represents the city, said Elias, who is white, was a divisive leader who was removed from the South Precinct over a racially charged comment." ()7/25/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/jury-seattle-police-chief-retaliated-against-officers/2016/07/25/d1fe8242-52c1-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html  

Colombia: Government puts investment at risk by violating property rights

July 25, 2016
PanAm Post PanAm Post
by Phillip Stevens  
Posted in Commentary

"The transformation of Colombia's economy over the past few years has been, in a word, remarkable. Outward-looking policies have helped to attract foreign business and investment, creating more jobs and raising wages for Colombians. Unfortunately, recent events in the health sector represent a real threat to continued economic progress. Since the early 2000s, Colombia has pursued policies that have successfully opened its markets, including the signing of preferential trade agreements with the likes of the United States, the European Union and the European Free Trade Association, privatization of some state-owned enterprises, and reforms to the public sector. Perhaps most importantly, a strong respect for the rule of law and a respect for property rights in the country have contributed substantially to fueling investor confidence." (07/25/16)

https://panampost.com/editor/2016/07/25/colombian-government-puts-investment-at-risk-by-violating-property-rights/  

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