Fascism

Articles involving crony-capitalism and tyrannical government.

Caged For Collecting Rain Water

Recently an Oregon man was thrown into a cage for 30 days because he decided to collect the rain water, that fell onto his property, into his own reservoirs.  Guy Harrington of Eagle Point says he obtained the proper permits for the reservoirs a few years ago, but the courts later backpedaled on them.  Harrington says, “They issued…

People Now Pay In More To Social Security Than They Take In Payouts

The AP reports: WASHINGTON (AP) — People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Securitytaxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire. It’s a historic shift that will only get worse for future retirees, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Previous generations…

The Insanity of Spending as a Measure of Growth

Using spending as a measure of economic growth is patently insane. Let’s take a look at a recent AP article on “slow economic growth” to see what I mean. The AP reports, “The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The slowdown in…

Understanding What Could Have Been

Levi Strauss & Company is number 469 on the Fortune 500 list of corporations. Levi holds $3.135 billion dollars in assets and generated profits of $156 million in 2011 out of $4.411 billion in revenues.  Levi operates in 110 different countries and employs 16,200 people world wide. Why am I telling you about Levi’s financial…

Cover Up Of Murder By Police In The Andrew Scott Case

A Bad Cop No Doughnut contributor notes: By now most everyone is aware of the shooting of an innocent man in his home who the Sheriff’s Office said was shot by Deputy Richard Sylvester when he answered his door at 1:30am with a gun in his hand. This story got much coverage and today it was linked…

Obama Moves To Shut Down Largest Dispensary In CA – Because It’s Too Successful

As the article says, they aren’t even pretending this is about a violation of state law anymore. Stop The Drug War.org reports,  by Scott Morgan: One month ago, Eric Holder testified before Congress that the Dept. of Justice is only targeting medical marijuana businesses that violate their state’s laws. Anyone who didn’t realize it was a lie should be…

Why Political Arguments Don’t Matter

As an individual, you might disagree with subsidies to major food conglomerates, but I can guarantee you that the food conglomerates have a lot more money to spend on getting politicians to subsidize them than you have on getting them not to subsidize them.  This scenario is the same for every other conceivable sector of the economy.  When…