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Legalized pot causes Mexican drug cartels revenue to plumet
by tovarichpeter in #misc   6 comments, latest 2 years ago Mexican manufacturers of illegal marijuana bricks have driven down prices as residents in California, Colorado, and Washington state now have safe access to reasonably affordable medical marijuana and/or recreational...
Trump creates 10 million new jobs for fact checkers
by tovarichpeter in #misc   7 comments, latest 8 months ago In less than a week as President, Donald J. Trump has created ten million jobs for fact checkers, the Department of Labor has confirmed.
Saudi Arabia's phoney war on terror
by tovarichpeter in #misc   5 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.project-syndicate. Containing the scourge of Islamist terror will be impossible without containing the ideology that drives it: Wahhabism, a messianic, jihad-extolling form of Sunni fundamentalism whose international expansion has been...
Needing a license to work promotes inequality
by tovarichpeter in #misc   2 comments, latest a year ago That 5-fold rise is due mostly to an increase in the number of professions that require a license. Like most economic policies, occupational licensing has benefits and costs. To...
Bay Area techies want to flee far away from Bay Area
by tovarichpeter in #misc   1 comment, latest a year ago
Saturday's Meet Up with Patrick
by tovarichpeter in #misc   5 comments, latest a year ago
Well Saturday it's either the big Gun Show at the Solano Fairgrounds, or meeting Patrick and a pastrami sandwich. I'm opting for Patrick.and pastrami.
freespeechforever has bad accident in East Bay
by tovarichpeter in #misc   4 comments, latest a year ago
Mission residents fighting affordable housing
by tovarichpeter in #misc   4 comments, latest a year ago Mission housing development: Its 100 percent affordable units, its aimed at sheltering seniors, and its the product of not one but two non-profit developers, including the Missions own Mission...
"Illegals" pay $12 billion in taxes. Trump pays nothing
by tovarichpeter in #misc   13 comments, latest a year ago A new nationwide study on the fiscal implications of illegal immigration concludes that millions of undocumented immigrants are paying billions of dollar in taxes into state and local coffers,...
How the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the rich richer
by tovarichpeter in #misc   8 comments, latest a year ago His book shows that upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather, it was the result of conscious policies that were...
Saudi Arabia exposed as murderous dictatorship
by tovarichpeter in #misc   19 comments, latest 4 months ago
http://www.informationclearing Documentary Exposes the Horror of Life in Saudi ArabiaVideoA woman beheaded in the road. Five headless corpses hanging from cranes.What the film makes abundantly clear is that the country...
Join Bay Area YIMBY now
by tovarichpeter in #misc   5 comments, latest a month ago This apartment complex went up not long ago in Fremont’s Centerville district. But the Bay Area’s housing supply remains unusually tight and prices keep rising. Thursday, an array of...
Romney’s Bain Yielded Private Gains, Socialized Losses
by tovarichpeter in #misc   5 comments, latest 5 years ago
Mortgage interest deduction benefits realtors and rich, not middle class
by tovarichpeter in #housing   15 comments, latest 5 years ago As Washington searches for ways to drum up tax revenues in a bid to avert the fiscal cliff, the interest deduction some homeowners claim on their mortgages may be...
The citizen militia theory is nonsense
by tovarichpeter in #misc   39 comments, latest 5 years ago The notion that an individual right to bear arms guarantees the American people against government tyranny is of course an old one. Given its apparent validation in the Second...
Israeli economy booming. So why are we sending them foreign aid?
by tovarichpeter in #misc   1 comment, latest 3 years ago U.S. taxpayers have provided the Israeli military that invaded Gaza on Thursday night with more than $121 billion since the states founding, subsidizing about 25 percent of the tiny...
How Ronald Reagan raided the Social Security Trust Fund
by tovarichpeter in #politics   13 comments, latest 2 years ago Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents in modern history. As a former Hollywood actor, he had an uncommon degree of charisma. The conservatives absolutely loved Reagan...
Polls say Trump won handily, Rubio third
by tovarichpeter in #misc   16 comments, latest 2 years ago Drudge has Trump beating his closest competition during the event by approximately 32 points among its respondents. He earned 54 percent compared to 22 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz...
My brother died this morning
by tovarichpeter in #misc   20 comments, latest 2 years ago
My (identical twin) brother, Bill, died peaceably this morning at his home, of cancer. He was my life long best friend and the bravest person I have ever known. Imagine...
One third Bay Area residents want to leave because of housing cost
by tovarichpeter in #misc   3 comments, latest a year ago
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