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"Purchase one grave, get one free."

Relayed by the Bastiat Society of Sri Lanka :

"[...] It is a widespread fallacy that skillful advertising can talk the consumers into buying everything that the advertiser wants them to buy.

The consumer is, according to this legend, simply defenseless against "high-pressure" advertising. *If this were true*, success or failure in business would depend *on the mode of advertising ONLY*.

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Attica guards plead guilty in beating case

The guards had been charged with felony gang assault and evidence tampering. Authorities said they severely beat then-29-year-old George Williams, who was serving time at the maximum security upstate New York prison for stealing jewelry from two Manhattan stores in 2008 and 2009.

"This has been a very trying period for these three officers, their families and our membership, who have stood behind their fellow brothers throughout this ordeal," a statement from the union representing the correction officers said.

11 votes

The most powerful Democrat in Congress could be unseated for the first time in nearly 3 decades

Last week Gravis Insights released a new poll of Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nevada) 2016 race and found him trailing two lesser-known challengers: state Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) and former Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki (R).

Gravis has a poor track record as a pollster, but its results here are in line with other surveys that have repeatedly suggested Reid could be the most vulnerable Democratic senator up for reelection this cycle.

26 votes

Aborted Fetuses Found In Vaccines, Merck Confirms

Some people claim that some vaccines contain aborted fetuses among its ingredients, and recently pharmaceutical company Merck have confirmed that their MMR vaccine does contain traces of aborted fetuses.

ABC News reports:

A small but growing number of parents who object to vaccinating their children on religious grounds say they do so because many common vaccines are the product of cells that once belonged to aborted fetuses.

There is a grain of truth to this statement. But even religious leaders, including a future pope, have said that shouldn’t deter parents from vaccinating their children.

5 votes

Pope Francis Believes Coercion Is Necessary For Compassion

On Saturday, while speaking in Rome, Pope Francis condemned the “throwaway culture created by the powers that control the economic and financial policies of the globalized world.” The audience he addressed was filled mostly with members of the Confederation Cooperative Italiane, so many of his comments targeted ways for these cooperatives to amplify their impact on society.

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U.S. Mint Sells Nearly 250 Times More Silver Eagles Than Gold Eagles In February

The U.S. Mint sold over three million American Silver Eagles in February and just 12,500 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins.

The gold silver ratio is about 72 to 1 but the silver to gold sales ratio was 241 to one at the U.S. Mint

Lower prices of silver help account for higher sales than gold, but could it also be that the media's anti gold hysteria has not reached silver?

https://smaulgld.com/silver-gold-sales-ratio-february-2015/

28 votes

Media beginning the blackout of Rand, or

In this WaPo piece there's no mention of Rand. Is it the beginning of a blackout or could they just not find anything solid to tar him with?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2015/02/27...

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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

Nearly two-thirds of Millennials who identify as Republican support legalizing marijuana, while almost half of older GOP Gen-Xers do, according to a recently released Pew survey that could be an indicator of where the debate is heading.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/01/389966496/six...

14 votes

Whom should I release?

So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them,
-“Whom do you want me to release for you?"
The people shouted:
-Barabbas, the thief!

And after 2,000 years the people continue to elect the thieves...

7 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 3/2/15: Department of Homeland Security: What is it Good For? (VIDEO)

Video:
http://youtu.be/Hwy7g2ylRoI

Written By Ron Paul
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.

Despite the heated rhetoric from both sides, no one seriously believes that Congress will allow Homeland Security funding to lapse. Most in Congress believe that, without the Department of Homeland Security, Americans would be left unprotected from terrorists and natural disasters. As with most areas of bipartisan agreement, the truth is the exact opposite of the DC consensus. The American people would be much better off if Congress transferred the few constitutional functions performed by Homeland Security to other parts of the government and then shut down the rest of the department.

Many Americans associate Homeland Security with the color–coded terrorist warning system and the “if you see something, say something" public relations campaign. These programs were designed to inspire public confidence in the department, but instead they inspired public ridicule.

3 votes

The Doctrine of the Democrats

"[...] The strange phenomenon of our times — one which will probably astound our descendants — is the doctrine based on this triple hypothesis:

1) the total inertness of mankind,

2) tne omnipotence of the law, and

3) the infallibility of the legislator.

These three ideas form the sacred symbol of those who proclaim themselves totally democratic.

The advocates of this doctrine also profess to be social. So far as they are democratic, they place unlimited faith in mankind. But so far as they are social, they regard mankind as little better than mud.

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