Archive for April, 2016

Book Borrowers’ Prison

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 16:54 No Comments

Okay, so these folks are not good at organizing their lives enough to return library books, but they were hauled off to court for charges of “Failure to Return Rental Property.” The couple thinks it’s unfair that they never would have been charged, if they had each just paid a $105 “diversion fee” to the [...]

This was posted under category: police state

And the Retail Recession Continues

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 21:25 No Comments

Nordstrom inventory is stale and not moving, profits are forecasted to be 30% down in the first two quarters this year, and 400 employees at corporate HQ are getting the pink slip. Additionally, Intel is cutting 12,000 jobs. This is added to the long list of retail closings and layoffs just since mid-2015. The cuts confirm [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Junk Food Idiocracy

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 21:07 2 Comments

The Idiocracy flourishes in an boom-bubble environment. This ampm is a convenience store chain owned by BP America, Inc., and apparently, marketing folks there take a dim view of the intelligence of their demographic base. This creature thing in the company’s commercial looks like a derelict version of H.R. Pufnstuf after about two decades of eating at 7-11 and [...]

This was posted under category: Idiocracy

More Death and Destruction From the Warfare State

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 20:35 No Comments

Detroit media has been running investigative reporting that has unveiled a rarely discussed legacy of the warfare state: its abandoned military bases and toxic aftershocks. Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda, Michigan (the northeastern-ish lower peninsula) was closed in 1993, but it was known as early as the 1970s that groundwater contamination in and around [...]

This was posted under category: Corporatocracy, War

When Achievers Leave

Monday, April 18, 2016 8:12 No Comments

In an environment of class envy, racial strife, rampant crime, and redistributive madness, millionaires and affluent African-Americans are leaving Chicago. Millionaires are leaving Chicago more than any other city in the United States on a net basis, according to a new report. About 3,000 individuals with net assets of $1 million or more, not including [...]

This was posted under category: Redistribution Totalitarianism

Detroit Public Schools: Broke and Corrupt

Monday, April 18, 2016 7:58 No Comments

As the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) scandal unfolds, the truth about Norman Shy continues to be revealed. Shy became immensely wealthy, and at least one way he did so was to become an “approved vendor” for DPS, allowing him to run a kickback scheme with the help of at least a dozen school principals. Here, in [...]

This was posted under category: Public Uneducation

Undoing the Lies About Ty Cobb

Monday, April 11, 2016 22:02 No Comments

This is an absolutely incredible, revisionist story by investigative journalist Charles Leerhsen in Imprimus, a publication of Hillsdale College, on the real Ty Cobb and how his life and career was entirely distorted and misrepresented by mythologists, sensationalists, and the monster Ken Burns, the painfully mainstream TV “historian.” Through research, fact-seeking, and “shoe leather reporting,” [...]

This was posted under category: Sports

Kochtopus Change of Strategy

Saturday, April 9, 2016 11:34 No Comments

The Kochtopus does nothing at all to influence elections; prop up the status quo; advance statism; curtail freedom; divide the masses along cultural lines; or fund and enforce SJW advocacy. Nothing to see here. Move on, kiddies, to something you can understand.

This was posted under category: Politics

Food Politics, Not Science

Saturday, April 9, 2016 11:23 No Comments

A Bloomberg article, “The world is getting fatter and no one knows how to stop it,” blathers on about how world governments will centrally manage obesity, with one avenue being the bureaucratic analysis of the ”negative” impact that free trade has upon health outcomes, and hence the centralized management of trade via tariffs, taxation, and policy. Another Bloomberg [...]

This was posted under category: Economics, Health & Wellness Paradigm

Breaking News: The Libertarian Party is Even More Irrelevant Than Ever

Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:22 No Comments

I couldn’t stop laughing. Famous computer programmer and businessman John McAfee is one of the top three contenders for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, but one of his greatest weaknesses within the party is a lack of connections within the movement itself. He may have just solved that problem by asking libertarian photographer and entrepreneur [...]

This was posted under category: Libertarianism