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How Elizabeth Warren Got Trolled By Trump
October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018. You can't out-troll a world-class troll. And Trump is the most successful troll in recorded history. ...
These international borders have become “no rights zones”
October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018. They can arrest you without a court order, and hold you for as long as they like. ...
Why Competing Currencies is the Solution to a Collapsing Dollar
October 16, 2018
October 16, 2018. Cooperate when you think everyone involved will benefit. Compete when you think something needs improvement. ...
How States Can Escape America’s Looming Financial Meltdown
October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018. State governments can cushion the collapse of the federal government. ...
What Sears’ Bankruptcy Says About Amazon’s Future
October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018. Sears was the Amazon of the 1900s. ...
To Save Humanity, Stop Caring About So Many Problems
October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018. There are a lot of problems in the world. You can't care about all of them. And if you try, you will probably feel overwhelmed, depressed, and powerless. ...
jury
How Jury Duty Gives You the Power to Erase Bad Laws
October 09, 2018
October 9, 2018. Every juror walking into a courtroom should know that they have the power to deliver a not guilty verdict if they disagree with the law that was violated, or suspect corruption from the police, prosecutors, or judges. ...
With corruption like this, it’s no wonder so many pension funds are insolvent
October 08, 2018
October 8, 2018. So… gee… maybe it’s just a crazy coincidence that Ms. Fuller left her job at the state pension fund and took an extremely lucrative part-time job THE SAME WEEK with The Williams Companies. ...
Senator Augustus Bacon
Why Your Vote Hasn’t Mattered Since 1913
October 06, 2018
October 6, 2018. It was the beginning of taxation without representation... The complete reversal of everything Americans fought for and achieved during the American Revolution. ...
Why Nobody Trusts the FBI… and that’s a good thing
October 05, 2018
October 5, 2018. Clearly, no one feels super confident in the FBI. And of course, we shouldn't. They're sketchy as all hell. ...
How to pay literally ZERO tax… and do a bit of good
October 04, 2018
October 4, 2018. This is something that was buried deep in the US tax code changes last year; they’re called Opportunity Zones. ...
Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State
October 03, 2018
October 3, 2018. Now we are all suspects in a DNA lineup until circumstances and science say otherwise. ...
Gold pile
Look at how well gold has retained its value from 1,000 years ago
October 02, 2018
October 2, 2018. This is one of the things that makes gold such an excellent hedge against political uncertainty, macroeconomic challenges, financial crises, inflation, etc. ...
the scale of law
The Secret Algorithm That Could Send You to Prison, Take Your Kids, or Crash Your Car
October 01, 2018
October 1, 2018. He had been sitting in prison, convicted of murder, based on a faulty algorithm! ...
How You’re Being Chemically Castrated By These Everyday Products
September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018. Instead of killing all the men, they wipe us out by stealth. By removing what makes us men. ...
The Return of the Inquisition: Do you confess?
September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018. This is simply NOT how the justice system is supposed to work. ...
How to Have Power Over the Big Tech Companies (And Still Use Their Products)
September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018. If everyone knows that customers aren't going anywhere, their demands will fall on deaf ears. ...
technology in your hand
The Real Reason the Government Won’t Hold Big Tech Accountable
September 26, 2018
September 26, 2018. Why would the government regulate away its own benefits from the tech companies? ...
For people with talent and vision, this place has a LOT to offer
September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018. Foreigners are moving here. They’re starting businesses, spending money, and injecting much needed capital and talent into the economy. ...
IRS agent indulges in bizarre fetish in taxpayer’s home
September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018. ...the federal government mounted an aggressive and spirited defense of its actions. ...
Why These Five States Would Be Better Independent Countries
September 22, 2018
September 22, 2018. In America, we have a marketplace of 50 state governments lying in wait. ...
student debt on grad cap
How to dodge student debt and get a second passport
September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018. That’s a world-class education for a fraction of the cost and a clear path toward residency in another country. And you’ve expanded your job prospects across another continent. ...
Video: How School Holds Kids Back. Retired Public School Teacher and Homeschool Parent Discuss
September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018. Perhaps to excel in anything, the choice of what to study needs to be entirely up to the child, teen, and young adult. That is what we discuss in this video. ...
Politicians–Not Hurricanes–Ensure Shortages
September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018. After a disaster, higher prices for generators, oil, water, food and all the other comforts of contemporary life incentivize suppliers – from large companies to individuals like John Shepperson – to help with the recovery effort. ...
Suspending the Constitution: In America Today, the Government Does Whatever It Wants
September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018. It was no idle happenstance that the Constitution opens with these three powerful words: “We the people.” ...
Netherlands prosecutes its own citizen for calling Turkish dictator a “Goat F*cker”
September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018. You read that correctly. The Dutch government prosecuted a Dutch citizen living on Dutch soil because he insulted a foreign government official. ...
Ten years after the crisis… they’re doing the same thing and expecting different results
September 15, 2018
September 15, 2018. There’s a famous story of a homeless guy named Johnny Moon who was able to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars back in the early 2000s to ‘invest in real estate’. ...
Why An Ideal Society Would be Based on Consent
September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018. All societies and all groups should be made up exclusively of consenting members. ...
The Hitler of South Africa is crushing farmland prices… time to buy?
September 12, 2018
September 12, 2018. Right now in South Africa, there’s a large movement to confiscate land from white farmers and redistribute it to black people. It’s the hottest topic leading into next year’s elections. ...
What I Don’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America
September 11, 2018
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” ―Edward Abbey, American author ...
Why You Still Feel Like a Kid in Your Twenties. The Real Reason 30 is the New 20
September 10, 2018
September 10, 2018. No longer can you naturally transition to an adult in your teens. Society will not allow it. The government has outlawed being an adult as a teen. ...
Here’s The Criticism Jeff Bezos and Amazon Actually Deserve…
September 09, 2018
September 9, 2018. The CIA pays Amazon $600 million per year. Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. And Jeff Bezos is the sole owner of the Washington Post. ...
Imagine Being Personally Targeted by a Senator’s Law
September 08, 2018
September 8, 2018. Companies will be punished for providing jobs to poor people. ...
The pension crisis is bigger than the world’s 20 largest economies
September 07, 2018
September 7, 2018. In 2015, the total worldwide gap in pension funding was $70 TRILLION according to the World Economic Forum. That is larger than the twenty largest economies in the world combined. ...
The 10 most important lessons in finance from a legend in the field
September 06, 2018
September 6, 2018. You can’t predict the future. Nor can the guy who claims he can. ...
5 Examples of the Rise of German Free-Speech Nazis
September 05, 2018
September 5, 2018. To paraphrase Nietzsche, he who fights Nazis should be sure that in the process, he himself does not become a Nazi. ...
Criminalizing Childhood: School Safety Measures Aren’t Making the Schools Any Safer
September 04, 2018
September 4, 2018. Acts of kindness, concern, basic manners or just engaging in childish behavior can also result in suspensions. ...
Working Teens Dragged Back to School By Bounty Hunters
September 03, 2018
September 3, 2018. "States typically fund school districts based on attendance, so school officials worry about losing money due to absent students." ...
Forget who takes the mid-terms: Here’s how to personally repeal Obamacare
September 01, 2018
September 1, 2018. Medical tourism offers you the chance to skip long medical lines, receive top care that may be unavailable in your home country and potentially save thousands of dollars. ...
The Terrifying Paintings by ArtificiaI Intelligence
August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018. "And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee. " - Nietzsche ...
American Citizens Imprisoned Without Due Process. But There’s An Easy Fix
August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018. By standing up for illegal immigrants, we also protect our own rights. ...
Fool me once, shame on Elon. Fool me twice. . .
August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018. Once again, Elon Musk made a grand claim to shareholders and didn’t back it up. ...
Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms
August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018. Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist. ...
Businesses are Regulating Themselves Before the Government Gets the Chance
August 25, 2018
August 25, 2018. The public does not have to depend on good intentions or honorable people. The desire for profits is enough to keep these businesses honest. ...
Some thoughts on the ‘longest bull market ever’
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018. But if you step back and really look at the big picture, there are a lot of things that might make a rational person scratch his/her head. ...
Imagine if You Could Choose Who Gets to Sue You
August 23, 2018
August 23, 2018. Sovereign immunity means the government gets to decide if you can sue the government. ...
Why You Should Forget School and Let Kids Play
August 22, 2018
August 22, 2018. Let kids be kids, and they actually learn more! ...
Travel Wasn’t Fulfilling Until I Changed Why I Travel
August 19, 2018
August 19, 2018. Once I started being honest with myself, traveling became much more fulfilling. ...
The world’s greatest investor is running out of things to buy
August 16, 2018
August 16, 2018. Said another way, Buffett has so much cash that he had to break his own, longstanding rule in order to safely deploy capital. ...
Before Public Roads, Private Companies Did It Better
August 15, 2018
August 15, 2018. Even the U.S. Department of Transportation has to admit, the first major U.S. roadways were not built by the government. ...
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