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Saturday, April 29, 2017

CHEVELLE LYRICS - The Damned

CHEVELLE LYRICS - The Damned



Coursing through these veins I'm locked on you
I've choose to join this zombie zoo
And never could I've known I'd crave a bite quite so much




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Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto - Kindle edition by Jessa Crispin. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.

Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto - Kindle edition by Jessa Crispin. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.



Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution.

Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more.

Why I Am Not A Feminist is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression. 

Katie Hopkins on Twitter: "This is London https://t.co/r0dkn8IhBZ"

Katie Hopkins on Twitter: "This is London https://t.co/r0dkn8IhBZ"



Agriculture in Venezuela - Wikipedia

Agriculture in Venezuela - Wikipedia







Agriculture in Venezuela has a much smaller share of the economy than in any other Latin American country. From the discovery of oil in Venezuela in the early twentieth century to the 1940s, the importance of agriculture declined rapidly, and with the beginning of large-scale industrial development in the 1940s, agriculture and land reform was largely neglected by successive governments (although a 1960 land reform law did see 200,000 families receive land, largely in the early 1960s). The country imports most of its food, mainly from Colombia and the United States.[1] Since 1999, under the Bolivarian Revolution of President Hugo Chávez, agriculture has had a somewhat higher priority. 


Friday, April 28, 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos Is Starting a New, Ugly, For-Profit Troll | Vanity Fair

Milo Yiannopoulos Is Starting a New, Ugly, For-Profit Troll | Vanity FairMilo Inc., according to a press release, will be based in Miami, with a planned staff of 30. It will be in the business of what can be best described as corporatized trolling via live entertainment, with Yiannopoulos and his investors hosting events featuring right-wing talent. “The business of Madonna became touring,” said Yiannopoulos in a phone interview, citing the artist’s deal with Live Nation. “I’m doing the same thing, but instead of signing up with Live Nation, I’m building one. I’m building it for libertarian and conservative comedians, writers, stand-up comics, intellectuals, you name it.”


A 'Psych' Reunion Movie Is Reportedly In The Works | moviepilot.com

A 'Psych' Reunion Movie Is Reportedly In The Works | moviepilot.com

Are you psyched for the 'Psych' reunion movie? What were some of your favorite moments from the original show? Let us know in the comments below!

Is it the end of socialism in Venezuela? – Inside Story

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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The 'Laffer Curve' Renamed | Cato Institute


Aside from that odd remark about what some nameless supply-siders like to claim, Mankiw simply restated what real supply-siders really did claim. He emphasized that higher (marginal) tax rates reduce work effort and cause other inefficient distortions. He added that higher tax rates also reduce the size of the tax base — people respond to higher tax rates by taking it easy or figuring out ways to report less taxable income. This used to be called “the Laffer Curve,” but it now goes by the more respectable name of “taxable income elasticity.”I grow weary of people telling me what supply-siders supposedly said, thought or wrote without bothering to actually quote anyone. No economist ever claimed that all taxes are so distortionary that increasing any tax rate would reduce revenue. Art Laffer never said that. Bob Mundell never said that. Larry Lindsey, Larry Kudlow, Craig Roberts, Steve Entin and Bruce Bartlett never said that. I never said that.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Libertarianism is not Egalitarianism – Reformed Libertarian

Libertarianism is not Egalitarianism – Reformed Libertarian





One of the difficulties that has come out of the more Progressivist libertarians in recent years is the threat of an inbred egalitarianism. There is a sort of contemporary presumption that libertarianism requires a variety of egalitarian tendencies.  That is to say, we are told that, as libertarians, we ought to vocalize our support and enthusiasm for all types of personal habits, cultural practices, and worldview diversity.  To do otherwise is “intolerant,” and therefore “hateful,” and therefore “unlibertarian.”
This is a mistake of the highest order.  Not only is such doctrine simply not required by the libertarian thesis (that individuals should not breach the property rights of others), but it is also a sure way to make certain that cultural conservatives never adopt the libertarian view at all.  When it appears that libertarians demand cultural liberalism and social progressivism in public policy, it is profoundly off-putting to many Christians and other cultural traditionalists.  This website is dedicated to the idea that Christians can and should be libertarians, but if the message itself is antithetical to Christian convictions, then surely no Christian would ever shift our way.
First of all, tolerance does not presume agreement or approval, rather, and contrarily, it actually presupposes disagreement.  To be tolerant is to refrain from using force to prevent someone from engaging in a lifestyle or activity with which we ourselves disagree.  We are tolerant when, even if we vocally express our disapproval against an activity, we refrain from physically interfering with the activity.    Tolerance is not present in a situation of agreement and approval.  I am not “tolerating” when I see a person reading a Christian Bible (because I approve of it), but I do tolerate a Jehovah’s Witness worshipping at a Kingdom Hall.  I do not think that worshipping at a Kingdom Hall is a moral activity, and it is perfectly fine to inform them of this if ever in a conversation, but I will not physically prevent them from going about that business.  Such is tolerance.
In our culture however, tolerance has been distorted.  To most people today, tolerance means that one actually accepts as morally or intellectually legitimate the views, actions, or lifestyles of all other people.  Thus, the infiltration of this distorted toleration into the libertarian movement has given libertarianism a very dangerous spin.  In short, libertarianism that has been infected by a bad view of toleration is by nature contrary to Christianity, which holds that there is one truth, one salvation, and one source of ethical behavior.  But the solution to this predicament is not to separate Christianity from libertarianism, but rather to rescue toleration from its modern progressivist disease.
Now, in a libertarian society where property rights allow the individual to discriminate based on whatever rubric he finds satisfactory, libertarians generally have no problem in letting business owners make decisions about their employees and customers.  A black business owner sympathetic to the Black Panthers can legally refuse to service a white man if he so desires.  And a Church can refuse to marry a homosexual if their convictions lead them to such a decision.  But something interesting happens when we talk about the employment policies of a government agency.  Some libertarians want to impose a rigorous egalitarian and diversity standard on the agency on the basis that the agency is public and therefore should not be allowed to discriminate.  This desire sometimes trickles down to public services like State-owned university education.  The standards for entry should focus, we are told, not necessarily on the individual merits of the students regardless of race, but rather on the diversity of the student body as a whole.
But it is my contention that all of this is profoundly misguided, a distortion of the demands of libertarian theory.  Murray Rothbard addressed this issue during the early nineties when the Clinton administration sought the elimination of the ban on homosexuals in the military.  Must the libertarian support this?  Rothbard answers in the negative: “The military should be considered like any other business, organization, or service; its decisions should be based on what’s best for the military, and ‘rights’ have nothing to do with such decisions.  The military’s long-standing ban on gays in the military has nothing to do with ‘rights’ or even ‘homophobia’; rather it is the result of long experience as well as common sense.”
In other words, it is not necessitated by libertarian theory, a political theory of property rights, that some public agency have a certain standard of employment.  There is no “right” to be hired by a public agency like, say, the FDA.  Even if this agency should not exist at all in a free society according to libertarian theory, there is no demand that in its existence it hires from every ethnicity or sexual orientation.  While we hold that public colleges should not exist, it is not unlibertarian to have a preference that the college’s entrance standards focus on grades, test scores, and writing ability rather than the modern progressive-egalitarian standards of racial or sexual diversity.  We breach no libertarian creed when we oppose the cultural-liberalism and moral subjectivism, the egalitarian-crusaderism, coming straight from the heart of the State.
Libertarianism is not to be confused with egalitarianism, progressivism, or centrally planned and promoted cultural engineering.  The mistake takes place when progressivist libertarians misinterpret the meaning of libertarian property rights, or at least fail to emphasize their role in libertarian theory.  Libertarianism is not about overcoming the “patriarchy,” social hierarchies, traditional tendencies, proper authority, or longstanding natural and social institutions (so long as these institutions are not artificially propped up by the State).  The mistake is that the egalitarian libertarians draw a false parallel.  They assume that since the State is not to interfere with the private decisions of free individuals, it should follow that the State breaks this rule when it demands that individuals meet a certain (non-egalitarian) standard when individuals work in the public sector.  But this makes a crucial blunder when we consider that employment by the State is voluntary, that is, no one is (except in very rare cases) forced to be employed by a government funded agency.  Also, they assume that since the State should not discriminate in its enforcement of property rights in society, it should follow that the State should not discriminate in its hiring policies.  But this is absurd.  Discrimination is a necessity.  In fact, every single employee hired is a discrimination against all those applicants that were turned down.
Libertarianism is about property rights.  The proper nature of rights in libertarian theory are negative, not positive.  A negative right means that an individual’s right is a “restriction” on the actions of another against the individual.  That is, the individual has a right to be free of another man’s physical interference.  Example: an individual has a right to not be stolen from or murdered.
Far too often, progressivist libertarians fall for what is known as positive rights.  A positive right is a so-called right to be provided something from the action of another individual.  Positive rights manifest themselves in the form of things like “right to healthcare,” “right to education,” or “right to a basic income.”  Positive rights are antithetical to, that is, they contradict negative rights.  The distortion of language is seen quite clearly when the progressivists give their list of rights that various people groups (commonly seen as victimized minority groups) are entitled too.  And it is a terrible thing that this mindset has infected the libertarian movement so that the egalitarian tendencies are demanded in the public agencies and public scenarios by self-described libertarians.
Libertarianism is about the use of physical coercion in society, it is about the State’s relationship to the private citizen.  That is all.


State Dept CT Bureau on Twitter: "Wild boars overrun #ISIS position, kill 3 militants: https://t.co/DKQuTD5Wg7"

State Dept CT Bureau on Twitter: "Wild boars overrun #ISIS position, kill 3 militants: https://t.co/DKQuTD5Wg7"



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Far-Left Voters More Likely to Share Their Wives, Right Wingers More Sexually Dominant, Claims Study

Far-Left Voters More Likely to Share Their Wives, Right Wingers More Sexually Dominant, Claims Study




Ethan Klein on Twitter: "New options for advertisers that is resulting in most of us not having ads. https://t.co/8pEFzBl7Ca"

Ethan Klein on Twitter: "New options for advertisers that is resulting in most of us not having ads. https://t.co/8pEFzBl7Ca"

Learn Liberty on Twitter: ""Nobel Prize-winning economist @AmartyaSen_Econ has pointed out that functioning democracies do not have famines." https://t.co/5NlLDglI4F"

Learn Liberty on Twitter: ""Nobel Prize-winning economist @AmartyaSen_Econ has pointed out that functioning democracies do not have famines." https://t.co/5NlLDglI4F"

This little plastic-munching caterpillar could become a huge hero | myfox8.com

This little plastic-munching caterpillar could become a huge hero | myfox8.comThe team found the wax worms broke down polyethylene plastic bags faster than other recently tested methods. There are still more tests that need to be done, but if scientists can replicate whatever causes the breakdown, if could be used to alleviate the burden of non-biodegradable waste.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

James O'Keefe on Twitter: "They just kicked me out of the movie that is about me at the TriBeCa film festival. I had a ticket."

James O'Keefe on Twitter: "They just kicked me out of the movie that is about me at the TriBeCa film festival. I had a ticket."

Trump Negotiates the Freedom of American Imprisoned in Egypt - One America News Network

Trump Negotiates the Freedom of American Imprisoned in Egypt - One America News Network



American citizen Aya Hijazi returned to the United States Thursday night after spending the last three years in an Egyptian prison.

Twitchy Team on Twitter: "In France, looks like both major parties were just told to take a hike; Runoff forthcoming https://t.co/eJT6m2Cx52"

Twitchy Team on Twitter: "In France, looks like both major parties were just told to take a hike; Runoff forthcoming https://t.co/eJT6m2Cx52"

Tease from Creator Hints at Blumhouse Making 'Five Nights at Freddy's' Movie - Bloody Disgusting!

Tease from Creator Hints at Blumhouse Making 'Five Nights at Freddy's' Movie - Bloody Disgusting!

CYN �������� on Twitter: "NYT refuses to print real problems in this Country Not just the O'Reilly problem #Islam https://t.co/WOQhtfr6L0"

CYN �������� on Twitter: "NYT refuses to print real problems in this Country Not just the O'Reilly problem #Islam https://t.co/WOQhtfr6L0"

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