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  1. (1) Shocking Developments With Galt's Gulch Chile 08/26/14
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Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime

by Nick Sibilla | Forbes

Chris Sourovelis has never had any trouble with the law or been accused of any crime. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Philadelphia from trying to take his home.

The Sourouvelis family, along with thousands of others in Philadelphia, is living a Kafkaesque nightmare: Their property is considered guilty; they must prove their innocence and the very prosecutors they’re fighting can profit from their misery. Now the Institute for Justice has filed a major class-action lawsuit to end these abuses of power.


http://youtu.be/Y6MT_YLO5yg

10 votes

This doesn't happen to white people

(CNN) -- I am a 54-year-old black woman -- a mother, lawyer and law professor. I teach at the Washington University in St. Louis Law School and live 12 miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

The median household income in my suburb is $85,000 per year. In Ferguson, it is $36,000. In my suburb, 3.5% of the people are black. In Ferguson, almost 70% are black. These are stark contrasts. Yet I share things in common with black people in Ferguson and, indeed, throughout the United States.

26 votes

Remember the first time you label someone, a liberal, a democrat, a republican, a conservative, you just closed their mind to

what you have to say. Labels are earplugs, don't forget that.

Labels were designed by the elites to keep us separated from communicating different views with each other.

We are Americans with differing viewpoints, don't cut off the knowledge someone may receive by labeling them.

46 votes

I Am Going Through My Second Divorce, Ten Years After The First.

My wife filed for it last week, after only five years of marriage.

The fact is I do have personal issues that have made her unhappy for longer than she can handle.

She is a mother and I am a father. We must give each other happiness, first, for our kids' balance.

I love her with all my heart, and I know she is still my friend because she is very supportive of me for my taking better care of myself.

15 votes

Shocking Developments With Galt's Gulch Chile

"Many have wondered about the status of Galt's Gulch Chile (GGC), the libertarian community that was planned and sold in lots as a liberty oasis for those who wished to live freedom before they died. My husband and I purchased an option on 1.25 acres in July 2013. Others bought 10- or 25-acre lots and some invested in the agricultural side of the venture; extremely savvy investors committed small fortunes. GGC has been an unexpectedly wild ride since then.

16 votes

Real ID Blowback: Massachusetts Residents ID No Longer Good at Some Federal Locations

Crap.

Federal agencies blocking entry, citing compliance

By Jessica Meyers | The Boston Globe
August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — Susan Podziba couldn’t enter a federal building near Washington this month because her driver’s license revealed an unacceptable home state: Massachusetts.

Bay State residents can no longer use their driver’s licenses to get inside some government agencies because the state is one of nine that have not signed on to a federal law called REAL ID. If nothing changes, they will even lose the ability to display their licenses to board a plane.

The REAL ID measure presses states to verify citizenship and update security standards when they issue licenses. Congress intended the act to prevent terrorists who arrive in the country illegally from boarding planes. But officials in Massachusetts and elsewhere have balked at a program they contend costs millions, raises privacy concerns, and infringes on states’ rights.

States face no direct penalty other than the frustration of their citizens.

8 votes

Two numbers that show how badly America’s middle class is hurting

Two recent reports show that almost seven years after the economy tumbled into recession, the middle class is a long way from recovery.

At The Upshot, Neil Irwin summarizes new data from Sentier Research, which shows that in June, "the median household income was $53,891, down from $55,589 in inflation-adjusted dollars when the economic expansion began in June 2009." So the middle class is poorer today than they were five years ago.

Scarier yet: that puts median household incomes today below where they were in 2000. "The middle-income American family is worse off, in other words, than it was 14 years ago," writes Irwin.

9 votes

He Supports All The Troops

He Supports All The Troops

He supports all the troops,
He's glad to see them go,
He fills them with patriotic fervor,
And sets their hearts aglow.

He conjures up a marching band,
He makes them all feel proud,
He tells them to take a stand,
And say the pledge aloud.

He tells them of the enemies,
Those filthy, evil foes,
Those devils must be stopped,
And so his story goes.

Then they go in their prime,
To kill and fight and die,
Cut down before their time,
While loved ones wonder why.

His tales of glory,
Are just a story,
From forth his fetid breath,
They lead to sorrow,
And no tomorrow,
Just endless, dreaded death.

Copyright 2014 By Edward Moran

17 votes

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."

Via Joη in a comment during a game at his site Anadro.me:

In April 2010, Kevin Kelly cited the phrase "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution," and called it the "Shirky Principle", as the phrasing reminded him of the clarity of the Peter Principle.

Via Wikipedia.

Shirky is the author of the internet classic, A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy

What do you guys think of the quote?

13 votes

It Begins: CFR Proposes "Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly"

"Rather than trying to spur private-sector spending through asset purchases or interest-rate changes, central banks, such as the Fed, should hand consumers cash directly.... Central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, have taken aggressive action, consistently lowering interest rates such that today they hover near zero. They have also pumped trillions of dollars’ worth of new money into the financial system.

14 votes

We are winning. Read Cornel West's comments.

We are winning. With comments like Cornell West made, we can appeal to the THINKING black demographic. "We asked for John Coltrane and we got Kenny G with a brown face." Brilliant.

http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cornel-west-obama-counterf...