A half cheer for the European Union!

The European Union is of course a ridiculous, socialist, nanny state contraption. The thing is, Europeans love that sort of thing. It has also done us quite a favor. It’s been almost 70 years since Americans have had to die on European soil in large numbers. The latest in our series of videos on good news tries to tell this rarely told story…

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Ah, Europe. It has added so much to world culture. Germanic Music, British Humor, the French work ethic. There is one export however that has made more of an impression than any other. And that’s violence. Europeans have killed people for land, they’ve killed people for Religion, they’ve even done it for ideas. see more…

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FEC issues opinion on Bitcoin

FEC-BitcoinThe FEC has become the latest agency to issue guidelines on the usage of Bitcoin. On May 8, the six-members of the FEC issued an Advisory Opinion at the request of Make Your Laws PAC (MYL), a nonpartisan political action committee that supports “making every legislature a liquid democracy.” This advisory opinion was actually an approval of MYL’s third draft proposal for an opinion on whether or not the PAC could accept Bitcoin. The original proposal by MYL would have “allowed” them, and all PACs, to accept Bitcoin donations online, only “after the contributor provides their information, and only through a ‘one-time linked address’ system that makes it harder to contribute in someone else’s name” and donations would be limited to $100 worth of Bitcoin (per contributor, per election). see more…

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Confirmed: Many of Obamacare’s ‘eight million enrollments’ are duplicates…
REPORT…

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Is 2016 the year of online voting? Could be…

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Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill reintroduced for third straight session, cosponsored by bipartisan House majority…
KEEP BORROWING FROM TOMORROW…

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Once more, on the lack of female libertarians

Spring is here, so it’s time again to try and find out why libertarian parties are predominantly produced of phalluses instead of pretty purses.

We’ve covered this subject with much enthusiasm, spasms, orgasms and sarcasm over the years and yet can only confidently say that this gets rehashed. Every. Fucking. Year.

This year is comedian Christopher Cantwell’s turn. He was smart to quickly wuss out of answering and instead asked Andrea Pisani, Toni Bones, and Tiffany Aliano — a bunch of libertarian women that apparently do exist — to do it for him.

And really, would anyone trust a man to say why women do anything? see more…

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Real talk about media bias

We hear a lot about media bias. CNN goes one way, Fox news goes the other, but there is a deeper bias that nobody really challenges. This video takes the lessons learned from living through a news event, and blows the lid off of the real media bias.

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Media bias, people talk about it a lot. Liberal Media Bias. The Conservative Media Empire.

Some see bias as a simple us versus them fight. But it’s not that simple.

In May and June of last year my walk home got a little weird. The events at Gezi park were one of the most extraordinary things I have ever experienced. I found myself getting very angry at the reporting though. Every story failed to capture the experience. It wasn’t just the obvious and shameful failure of the Turkish Media. Everything said internationally made me angry as well. It all seemed infuriatingly incomplete. see more…

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Nobel prize-winning economists argue to end War on Drugs…
Grand Closing: American pot farmers putting Mexican cartels out of business…
Operation Grow4Vets offers Colorado veterans free marijuana, grow lessons…
Oklahoma initiative would make state first to export…

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‘Ghostbuster’ NYPD keep raiding dead man’s home…
family resorted to leaving a copy of death certificate on door

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New Hampshire finally defines “push poll” to thankful political researchers…
BILL…

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MUH ROADS! City won’t install crosswalks, pays $1,000 to remove after citizens paint own…

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MAKING UP NUMBERS: CA Congresswoman proposes $26 minimum wage…
Dems unfold 2014 minimum wage strategy…
Cruz counters with crude, says hikes would mean fewer jobs for “young people, Hispanics, African-Americans and single moms”…

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Colorado Democrats fracturing over fracking…
“could blow up the Democratic party this fall, particularly with Governor John Hickenlooper”

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Rand Paul starts new drone war…
“The constitutionality of this policy has been the subject of intense debate in our country since its implementation”

Despite FAA ban, marketers take to the skies…
Pressure rises for FAA to allow commercial drones…

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This country needs a…

Via Human Events on facebook:

No stupid, we need less government.

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Apple continues to fight Samsung (in court)

Apple, which has a plurality share of the smartphone market, has once again taken Samsung to court for supposed theft. Apple sought over $2 billion in damages for patent infringement. CNET reports, “The jury found all of Samsung’s accused gadgets infringed Apple’s ‘quick links’ patent but that none infringed the ‘universal search’ patent or the ‘background sync’ patent. Results were mixed for the ‘slide to unlock’ patent, with some Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Nexus, found to infringe [on the patent], and others found not to [infringe on the patent]…
The jury awarded Apple only $119.6 million for Samsung’s infringement.” see more…

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CT Senator nearly hit by train while at presser on train safety…
“Safety, as you know, is paramount”

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Elon Musk sues to break Air Force’s launch monopoly…

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Congress returns to work to do nothing…
FLASHBACK: Permanent vacation needed for politicians and bureaucrats…

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Christie: Not even ‘casual’ marijuana use is OK…
DENVER POST EDITORIAL BOARD: Gov. Christie, put this in your pipe…
Neighboring states demanding cut of cannabis revenues for policing…

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Media protections should cover all media

make a badge... people love false sense of authroity ;)Last week, the Russian Parliament passed a law creating a new legal term for some independent journalists: “Internet user called blogger.”

The Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reports that “bloggers will be obliged to declare their family name and initials and e-mail address, and those authors whose personal website or page in social networks are visited more than 3,000 times per day must register on a special list, and abide by restrictions applicable to the mass media.” see more…

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This land is whose land? Debate over federal acres heats up…
American Lands Council releases candidate questionnaire…

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Ukraine interim PM warns of “third world war” as violence escalates…
Airspace incursions…
PUTZ: Vladimir Putin hates everything about the Internet except ‘Website Vladimir’…
Viral Vladimir vs. ‘CIA project’…

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