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Legalized pot causes Mexican drug cartels revenue to plumet
on 8 Mar 2016
, latest 2 years ago http://blog.sfgate.com/smellth 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
on 24 Jan 2017
, latest 10 months ago http://www.newyorker.com/humor 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
on 10 Jan 2016
, 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
on 17 Jun 2016
, latest a year ago http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/1 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...
Saturday's Meet Up with Patrick
on 13 Jul 2016
, 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.
Mission residents fighting affordable housing
on 7 Oct 2016
, latest a year ago http://sf.curbed.com/2016/10/6 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
on 20 Oct 2016
, latest a year ago http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/ 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
on 1 Nov 2016
, latest a year ago http://org.salsalabs.com/o/967 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
on 26 May 2017
, latest 6 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
on 25 Aug 2017
, latest 3 months ago http://www.eastbaytimes.com/20 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...
Mortgage interest deduction benefits realtors and rich, not middle class
on 29 Nov 2012
, latest 5 years ago http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 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
on 31 Jan 2013
, latest 5 years ago http://www.theatlantic.com/nat 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?
on 18 Jul 2014
, latest 3 years ago http://www.thedailybeast.com/a 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
on 27 Jul 2015
, latest 2 years ago http://www.fedsmith.com/2013/1 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...
Jimmy Carter blasts U.S. System of political bribery
on 31 Jul 2015
, latest 23 days ago http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Carter was asked about Supreme Court cases like Citizens United, which he said has turned America into an "oligarchy." "It violates the essence of what made America a great country...
Polls say Trump won handily, Rubio third
on 29 Oct 2015
, latest 2 years ago http://thehill.com/blogs/ballo 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
on 8 Dec 2015
, 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...