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"Illegals" pay $12 billion in taxes. Trump pays nothing
on 20 Oct 2016
, latest 3 years 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,...
Legalized pot causes Mexican drug cartels revenue to plumet
on 8 Mar 2016
, latest 4 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 3 years 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.
Making America more like Scandinavia
on 12 Jul 2016
, latest 24 days ago http://www.theatlantic.com/pol A once powerful demographic group is losing ground in American politics. For most of the countrys history, white Christian Americathe cultural and political edifice built primarily by white Protestant...
"Comey is trying to swing election"
on 29 Oct 2016
, latest 3 years ago http://www.businessinsider.com Nobel Memorial Prize-winning economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman slammed the FBI's "disgraceful" announcement Friday that it will reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of...
American cities are unlivable. Blame wealthy liberals.
on 23 May 2019
, latest 4 months ago https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0 The demise of a California housing measure shows how progressives abandon progressive values in their own backyards. ...The basic problem is the steady collapse of livability. Across my home...
How Ronald Reagan raided the Social Security Trust Fund
on 27 Jul 2015
, latest 4 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...
Polls say Trump won handily, Rubio third
on 29 Oct 2015
, latest 4 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...
Saudi Arabia's phoney war on terror
on 10 Jan 2016
, latest 4 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...
Tech workers want to leave Silicon Valley
on 29 Feb 2016
, latest 4 years ago http://qz.com/627414/tech-work A growing number of engineers and tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area are looking to leave Silicon Valley for burgeoning tech hubs such as Austin, Texas, and...
Needing a license to work promotes inequality
on 17 Jun 2016
, latest 3 years 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 3 years 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.
New Raiders stadium: If they build it YOU will pay
on 14 Jul 2016
, latest 3 years ago https://www.theguardian.com/us Nevada if the state covers more than half of the $1.4bn construction costs for a top-of-the-line sports dome. It would be the largest taxpayer subsidy ever provided for an...
Mission residents fighting affordable housing
on 7 Oct 2016
, latest 3 years 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...
How the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the rich richer
on 1 Nov 2016
, latest 3 years 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...
FCC plans to end net neutrality
on 1 Mar 2017
, latest 2 years ago https://www.wired.com/2017/03/ Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the FCC, doesn’t like the net neutrality rules enforced by the agency President Trump named him to lead. He voted against them as...
Saudi Arabia exposed as murderous dictatorship
on 26 May 2017
, latest 2 years 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 2 years 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...
Scientists say global warming is almost all natural
on 23 Aug 2017
, latest 2 years ago https://phys.org/news/2017-08- CC0 Public Domain Australian biologist Jennifer Marohasy and computer scientist John Abbot have published a paper in the journal GeoResJ outlining their study of climate change using neural network...