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sovereign-states
America’s Sovereign States: The Obscure History of How 10 Independent States Joined the U.S.
December 30, 2019
It is often said that before the Civil War, the United States “are,” but after the War, the United States “is.” This is a reference to the formerly theoretically sovereign nature of each state as compared to “one nation, indivisible.” More than just ...
Congress gives America a special Christmas present: higher taxes
December 26, 2019
December 26, 2019. You’ve got to hand it to these people– Congress really knows how to bring out the holiday cheer. ...
War Is Over If You Want It: Pointers for Spreading Some Christmas Cheer
December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019. No matter what one’s budget, religion, or political persuasion, there is no shortage of things we can each do right now to pay our blessings forward and recapture the true spirit of Christmas. ...
Gun Background Checks
Gun Background Checks: How the State Came To Decide Who Can and Cannot Buy a Firearm
December 23, 2019
Since the Gun Control Act of 1968, adults in the United States have had to endure required background checks in order to purchase firearms. But what brought on this gun control legislation, how does it work, and is it effective? This guide answers all your back ...
It only costs about 20 grand to get away with murder
December 20, 2019
December 20, 2019. Kentucky Governor Pardons Murderer after family’s fundraiser. ...
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It depends on the meaning of the word ‘is’. . .
December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019. Historian Will Durant often wrote that, despite the tremendous growth in knowledge over 5,000 years of human history, wisdom is little changed. ...
He helped expand the surveillance state. Now he’s its victim.
December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019. As the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises said, “The worst thing that can happen to a socialist is to have his country ruled by socialists who are not his friends.” ...
The Child That Christmas Forgot: How Would Jesus Fare in the American Police State?
December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019. That baby in the manger grew up to be a man who did not turn away from evil but instead spoke out against it. ...
One of the easiest places in the world to obtain residency
December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019. I still make sure to go back at least once a year. And I’m always astounded by how much the country has changed. ...
state gun control
State Gun Control in America: A Historic Guide to Major State Gun Control Laws and Acts
December 16, 2019
U.S. states have wildly varying gun control laws. Learn the history of major gun control laws and acts enacted by America's state legislatures at Ammo.com. ...
Operation Fast and Furious
Operation Fast and Furious: The Forgotten History of the ATF’s Notorious Gunwalking Scandal
December 14, 2019
The ATF is ok with letting illegal gun purchases go – if it benefits them. So what happens when the ATF organizes a gunwalking operation, allowing criminals to purchase hundreds of firearms? Learn the forgotten history of the scandalous Operation Fast and Fur ...
Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent: The Forgotten History of the Conservative Rock-and-Roller and Gun Advocate
December 13, 2019
The Nuge. Uncle Ted. Great Gonzo. The Motor City Madman. He goes by many names, but the one-and-only Ted Nugent is most well known as a conservative rock-and-roller who speaks his mind just as easily as he plays the guitar. Read our forgotten history about this ...
San Francisco spends almost $30 per flush for public toilets
December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019. Most of the costs were for the two staff members at each bathroom, to stop drug use and other criminal activity. ...
Secret Service wants schools to report more weirdos
December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019. If you’re not a pissed-off loner already, this is sure to do the trick. ...
How Memes Will Set Us Free
December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019. Memes have the power to subtly shape how society views events and institutions. ...
Sin Taxes & Other Orwellian Methods of Compliance That Feed the Government’s Greed
December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019. This is tyranny disguised as “the better good.” ...
Elon Musk
Broke billionaires (and other ridiculous signs of the top)
December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019. Musk’s wealth is both illiquid AND unprofitable. ...
The best economic citizenship program for 2020
December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019. $100,000 is pretty close to the cheapest in the world, especially for a single applicant. ...
Federal Gun Control
Federal Gun Control in America: A Historic Guide to Major Federal Gun Control Laws and Acts
December 09, 2019
Federal gun control is a complex, often misunderstood topic. Learn the history of major federal gun control laws and acts enacted by Washington at Ammo.com ...
Comedian fined $35k for offensive joke
December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019. It’s a pretty dangerous precedent to set when the courts start telling us that offensive jokes exceed ‘limits’ of free speech. ...
Betraying the Constitution: Who Will Protect Us from an Unpatriotic Patriot Act?
December 05, 2019
December 5, 2019. While Congress subjects the nation to its impeachment-flavored brand of bread-and-circus politics, our civil liberties continue to die a slow, painful death by a thousand cuts. ...
Gold has outperformed the stock market over the last year
December 04, 2019
December 4, 2019. Almost exactly one year ago to the day, I wrote that gold was cheap relative to just about every other asset class in the world. ...
How Robert De Niro ended up with three passports
December 02, 2019
December 2, 2019. It’s a pretty great deal if you can get it. And apparently if you’re Robert De Niro, you can. ...
Gun Ownership in America
American Gun Ownership: The Positive Impacts of Law-Abiding Citizens Owning Firearms
December 02, 2019
Despite the mainstream media showing a rise in gun control support, the facts prove that more guns equal lower crime and a higher likelihood of safety. ...
British government to decide how children can decorate their bedrooms
November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019. Parents will be fined or jailed for failing to comply with government orders if their child fails the subjective evaluations. ...
thanksgiving history
Thanksgiving: The Forgotten History of America’s Thanksgiving and What It Commemorates
November 27, 2019
Thanksgiving is the oldest national holiday in the United States. And while the celebration of Thanksgiving predates even the founding of the nation, it’s observation is not a continuous presence in American history. Learn how Thanksgiving has evolved to be c ...
Why Elizabeth Warren wants you to be poor
November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019. Despite giving away $98.5 million to help the homeless, Bezos is just a stingy billionaire asshole. ...
How Elon Musk obtained TWO additional passports (and you can too)
November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019. Among the more common ways to obtain a second passport: through ancestry, and through legal residency. Musk did them both. ...
Newspaper will stop reporting any news “traumatic” to snowflakes
November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019. Past generations were traumatized by fighting in the Vietnam War, or having police dogs sicced on them while marching for equal rights. ...
Who knew 2 cents could go so far?
November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019. Elizabeth Warren claims that her “2 cent” wealth tax would pay for universal child care, universal pre-school, funding for historically black colleges and universities, funding for public schools, free university education, the cancellati ...
The five scary new rules of upside-down capitalism
November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019. People who produce and save are supposed to be rewarded. People who irresponsibly go into debt to consume are supposed to be punished. But not anymore. ...
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Have you claimed the most valuable asset your ancestors passed down to you?
November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019. The only way to know for sure that you will be accepted and allowed to enter and stay in another country is to be a citizen of that country. ...
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Impeach the Government: Rogue Agencies Have Been Abusing Their Powers for Decades
November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019. Don’t keep falling for the Deep State’s ploys. ...
The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment: Understanding the Court’s Landmark Decisions
November 18, 2019
One of the most debated topics in our country, this guide provides a closer look at the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on the Second Amendment. ...
Retired man’s home seized over $8.41 in unpaid property taxes
November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019. All told, he was $8.41 short. Yes you read that correctly, i.e. less than nine dollars. ...
Just in case the Fed ignites the atmosphere…
November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019. The decisions they make are based solely on what’s best for the United States… even though the consequences affect nearly everyone on the planet. ...
Casualties of War: Military Veterans Have Become America’s Walking Wounded
November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019. The government’s efforts to target military veterans whose views may be perceived as “anti-government” make clear that something is afoot. ...
They’re building a wall, but not the one you think
November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019. A recent survey from Campaign for Free Speech found the majority of American respondents think the First Amendment is outdated. ...
You have 49 days left to come to Puerto Rico
November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019. In 2016, 24 out of the 25 highest tax states showed net OUT migration, i.e. the states lost population. ...
Veterans Day: The Forgotten History
Veterans Day: The Forgotten History of America’s Veterans Day and What It Commemorates
November 11, 2019
Celebrated each year on November 11th, Veterans Day was first commemorated on this same date in 1919, under the name of Armistice Day. Learn the forgotten history of this beloved federal holiday and how America celebrates its heroes. ...
5 Ways the Hunger Games Dystopia Happened in Real Life
November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019. Dystopian stories are popular for sure, but you don’t have to turn to fiction to find them. ...
10 “Subversive” Jokes That Could’ve Landed You in an East German Prison
November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019. Here are 10 more jokes that were popular in East Germany, but were almost certainly too hot (or just too honest) for the Stasi. ...
UK Cancer charity: Biological females are now ‘people with a cervix’
November 08, 2019
November 8, 2019. Apparently it’s “disgusting” to acknowledge your own biological facts. ...
US passport
This is the easiest way to obtain a European passport
November 07, 2019
November 7, 2019. Just like owning gold is a great insurance policy for your wealth, a second passport is an insurance policy for your lifestyle. ...
Politicians’ sex lives should be none of our business
November 07, 2019
November 7, 2019. The “bedroom police,” as Gaetz aptly referred to them, were never expected to peer into the windows at the sheets of sitting members of Congress before. ...
How to prevent the next Hitler: stop caring
November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019. If you don't care, stay strong, I commend you. Because at least you know you're not supporting Hitler. ...
How the NFL is Trying to Cover Up its Concussion Problem
November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019. Instead of working to find a way around the problem, the NFL went after the reputation of Omalu and any other prominent advocates of research in that area. ...
When they can take your children away… how free are you?
November 05, 2019
November 5, 2019. And even in places that still struggle with corruption, locals would be absolutely shocked to hear about the government threatening to take someone’s children away. ...
A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power
November 05, 2019
November 5, 2019. “What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence." ...
TSA Security Theater
The TSA and Security Theater: Understanding American Airport Security Following 9/11
November 04, 2019
Does the TSA really make us safe? This guide pulls the curtain back on the TSA's security theater to reveal the post-9/11 state of airport safety. ...
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