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theeconomist:

Kal’s cartoon: this week, policing in America

theeconomist:

Kal’s cartoon: this week, policing in America

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A list of common absurdities

"Positive rights"
“Social justice”
“Central planning”
“American exceptionalism”
“Rape culture”
“Non-aggression principle”
“Decroissance”
“Preemptive war”

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"The fact is that almost everywhere the groups which pretend to oppose socialism at the same time support policies which, if the principles on which they are based were generalized, would no less lead to socialism than the avowedly socialist policies.[…]
In principle the industrial protectionnism and government-supported cartels and the agricultural policies of the conservative groups are not different from the proposals for a more far-reaching direction of economic life sponsored by the socialists. It is an illusion when the more conservative interventionists believe that they will be able to confine these government controls to the particular kinds of which they approve. In a democratic society, at any rate, once the principle is admitted that the government undertakes responsibility for the status and position of particular groups, it is inevitable that this control will be extended to satisfy the aspirations and prejudices of the great masses."

— Friedrich A. Hayek

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"Citizens of Switzerland are headed to the polls November 30th to vote on a ballot measure that would bring more accountability to the country’s central bank, Swiss National Bank (SNB). The referendum would, in short, prevent SNB from selling more gold, require that it maintain up to 20 percent of its assets in gold, and repatriate Swiss-owned gold to the government."

From Voices of Liberty

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priceofliberty:

The dollar ain’t quite what it used to be

Because the Federal Reserve is doing such a great job
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jaidefinichon:

PINO CHÉ

jaidefinichon:

PINO CHÉ

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"No free people can lose their liberties while they are jealous of liberty. But the liberties of the freest people are in danger when they set up symbols of liberty as fetishes, worshipping the symbol instead of the principle it represents."

— Wendell Phillips

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"Many people who have never used bitcoin look at it with confusion. Why does this magic Internet money have any value at all? It’s just some computer thing that someone made up.
Consider the criticism of goldbugs, who have, for decades, pushed the idea that sound money must be backed by something real, hard, and independently valuable.
Bitcoin doesn’t qualify, right?
Maybe it does. Let’s take a closer look.”

From The Foundation for Economic Education

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scienceisbeauty:

Some key facts about radiation:
It’s a natural process.
Our bodies are constantly exposed to radiation.
Our bodies are designed to be exposed to it every single day without any harm to our health.
It isn’t killing us.
It isn’t man-made.
Only an infinitesimal amount of it comes from nuclear power plants and uranium mines.
Please, read the full article if you still afraid to radioactivity: Radiation Reality Check (by Andrea Jennetta).

scienceisbeauty:

Some key facts about radiation:

  • It’s a natural process.
  • Our bodies are constantly exposed to radiation.
  • Our bodies are designed to be exposed to it every single day without any harm to our health.
  • It isn’t killing us.
  • It isn’t man-made.
  • Only an infinitesimal amount of it comes from nuclear power plants and uranium mines.

Please, read the full article if you still afraid to radioactivity: Radiation Reality Check (by Andrea Jennetta).

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poorrichardsnews:

Doesn’t feel so nice when it happens to you, does it?

from Breitbart:

USIS, the Department of Homeland Security’s contractor for conducting security clearance background checks, has had the personal records of at least 25,000 of its employees stolen because of hackers, and the hackers may…

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priceofliberty:

"I’m a Bible-bleeding Presbyterian, and I believe we were given this plant and our bodies were designed … to receive this," state Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) says. "It’s all about [the benefits] that God intended this plant to bring."

Senate Bill 1182, also known as the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, would approve the medical use of marijuana dispensed in “extracted oils, edible products, ointments, tinctures and vaporization or any other medical device.” It would require the state Department of Health to regulate use of the drug, and mandate patients have an access card in order to obtain it

"I need your help to get his done, folks," Folmer tells the audience with a raised hand, his thumb and index finger spread about an inch apart. "We’re this close."

"It’s funny having this meeting in a church," Folmer tells the crowd of 100 gathered Aug. 26 at the Bradford Woods Community Church, near Cranberry. And then he gets to the task at hand: building support for legislation he’s co-authored to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

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betterdeadthancoward said: following solely for the sweet hayek icon

Better than nothing I guess