Don't just legalize; give it away?

BorepatchLegalize and tax? Not my idea, except for pot. All the harder stuff, I want to legalize it and give it away.
Nope, I want to legalize it all the way to the coca and poppy fields. And give it away. You can not undercut my price. It's free. Just line up and we'll give it to you. No need to rob, to commit property crime, that's too much like work. Here, take it.
The terrible part of this is people are going to use till they die. Like those lab rats that keep hitting that lever. But that's happening now. Just like alcohol, we are going to have accept we can't fix it for individuals that are going to use, we have to try to save what we can of the society.

I can't say I really disagree with this, and that's scary.

The unstate consequence of this policy is that drug addicts will die in droves from overdose and general health problems. But the only realistic way to solve the drug problem is to produce people who don't want to do drugs. I suspect that's going to need a combination of social factors (hope, decent employment, etc, for those at risk due to life circumstances) and the brutal hand of evolution over generations.

There are alternative policies, but I don't really see any alternative solutions.

Thu Jul 18 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Warren pledges huge increase in refugee immigration

Sara CarterSen. Elizabeth Warren, released Tursday a sweeping immigration plan called “A Fair and Welcoming Immigration System”, that would increase the number of refugee admissions by almost 800 percent from FY 2018.

Warren said she would increase the admissions of migrant refugees to 175,000 per year with a ceiling of 125,000 in her first year in the White House. That in itself would represent a 800 percent increase over the roughly 22,000 admitted in FY2018 by Trump administration.

We will have to be sure to remind people of this in the general election, if she wins the primary. I don't think that position will prove as popular there.

Wed Jul 17 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

"Global Warming is a political tool"

Tue Jul 16 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Pelosi admits Democrats want open borders

Conservative TreehouseWhile explaining why she will not allow congress to debate, change or modify U.S. immigration laws, Pelosi outlines how the United States is part of a global society, without borders and without any sovereign right to impede the “human society” from entering our nation. Therefore, according to her outlook and worldview, U.S. politicians have no right to stop any migration movement.

This position is almost literally the definition of insane. Sovereign nations have borders and the right to choose who to admit as citizens. Even in early America, we exercised that right by excluding the diseased and disabled as well as those unable to support themselves. These days, they just sneak across the border -- and the terrorist threat comes with them.

The things that make America a shining example for the rest of the world are in large part the products of our culture and the benefits of our efforts over time to eliminate widespread disease through sanitation and vaccination.

If unchecked immigration continues, America will become just like the third-world hellholes people are fleeing from.

Mon Jul 15 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI Page warrant discussions stalled until Steel dossier

Daily Caller FBI investigators began discussing in August 2016 whether to obtain a surveillance warrant against Carter Page, The New York Times reported.
The discussions stalled until Sept. 19, 2016, when the FBI’s Russia team first received reporting from Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump dossier.
The report suggests the dossier played a crucial role in the FBI’s efforts to surveil Page.

Why does this matter? It strengthens the existing claims, including from Comey himself under oath, that the Page FISA was approved only because of the Steele dossier -- despite that document's known lack of credibility. And it strengthens as well the distinct possibility that the Steele dossier was created specifically to enable the surveillance on Page, because the intelligence community needed to retroactively justify their surveillance of Obama's political opponents going back to at least 2012.

Sun Jul 14 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Asked and answered

What Should A Black Law Professor Do When A White Student Wears A MAGA Hat In Class?

Teach the class.

Or, better maybe to go home and not teach the class, because, as a "visiting assistant professor of law" who cannot handle seeing a hat without hallucinating that "his shiny red MAGA hat was like a siren spewing derogatory racial obscenities at me for the duration of the one hour and fifteen-minute class," or concluding that "this student was indeed trying to intimidate and/or racially antagonize me."

Suprisingly, however, given the man's purple-hued glasses and tastefully unprofessional nose ring, he was able to have a conversation with the student about the issue: As my blood boiled inwardly, outwardly I remained calm. In an effort to assuage the perceived tension, I jokingly told the student, "I like your hat," when he raised his hand to participate in class discussion. Without missing a beat, the student mockingly grinned from ear to ear and said, "Thank you."

Sat Jul 13 06:47:20 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden threatens to use opposition research on opponents

Washington Examiner"I mean, I get all this information about other people’s pasts, and what they’ve done and not done. And you know, I’m just not going to go there. If we keep doing that -- I mean, we should be debating what we do from here," Biden told CNN in a Friday interview, referring to the crowded field of two dozen White House hopefuls.

The real question isn't whether Biden uses opposition research. The real question, given that he spent 8 years as Obama's vice president while Obama abused the FBA, CIA, and NSA as political tools, is: where did Biden get this opposition research?

Fri Jul 12 06:47:19 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More about Mueller's role in the cover-up

Mueller was perfect as special counsel because he was the one who initiated the Memorandum of Understanding between CIA and FBI that allowed the CIA to use FBI contractor access to spy on Americans, including, quite likely, Obama's political opponents.

Thu Jul 11 06:47:19 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Zuckerberg admits Facebook took sides in Irish abortion debate

And by "took sides", I mean refused to allow advertising of the pro-life position during the run up to a national referendum on the question.

Wed Jul 10 06:47:20 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrat Senator Cory Booker aids and abets illegal immigrants

He helped them cross the border. That's a crime. Surely, he can be arrested, convicted, and removed from the Senate as a result? And he's not the only elected representative helping illegals.

Why would Democrats be so helpful to people who can't vote?

Unless, perhaps, they do vote after all... just not legally.

Categories Vote Fraud

Tue Jul 09 06:47:19 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mufflers for guns save your hearing, not criminals

ReasonYesterday Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a bill that would ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of "gun silencers," which he blames for helping the perpetrator of last month's mass shooting in Virginia Beach murder 12 people. "The sound of gunshots is what tells you that your life is [in] danger, and that it's time to run, hide, take cover, call the police and help others save themselves," Menendez says. "At the end of the day if you can hear a weapon you might just save a life."

Contrary to the impression left by TV shows and movies, so-called silencers, a.k.a. suppressors, do not eliminate "the sound of gunshots." On average, they reduce the noise generated by a .45 ACP pistol, the kind used in the Virginia Beach attack, from around 157 decibels to something like 127 decibels, which is still louder than a siren or a thunderclap. It's not surprising, then, that "most law enforcement experts say" the Virginia Beach shooter's suppressor "likely had no bearing on his ability to kill so many people in so little time," as the Associated Press noted.

The only thing a suppressor does is reduce the report of a gun being fired from something that will damage your hearing permanently to something that will damage your hearing temporarily. OSHA regulations force people to wear hearing protection inside computer labs because of the noise of the fans keeping the computers cool; why should the noise of a firearm going off be any different?

Mon Jul 08 06:47:20 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that voter fraud that doesn't exist...

Daily Signal“Molina and his wife had numerous voters change their addresses to places they didn’t live—including the apartment complex he owns,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office announced after the arrests, adding that Molina’s “vote harvesting scheme involved the participation of paid campaign workers, among others.”

Vote harvesting is when campaign workers collect and submit voter registration forms and absentee ballots by soliciting people.

Earlier this month, a Hidalgo County grand jury indicted Richard and Dalia Molina on one count each of engaging in organized election fraud and 11 counts of illegal voting. The indictment names nine co-conspirators.

Even California is being forced to admit they have a voter fraud problem.

Politics -- voting and elections -- are a system that controls billions of dollars in public funds that is ripe for the taking. Of course the unscrupulous will look for ways to cheat. We need to take reasonable measures to secure our elections systems (voter id being one of them, and cleaning the voter rolls being another). Until we do, politicians will find ways to game the system.

Sun Jul 07 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

ISIS bomb plot in US by Syrian refugee

Conservative TreehouseIn August 2016 a Syrian named Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, now 21, entered the U.S. under President Obama’s refugee program. Today he was arrested in an ISIS plot to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We don't need more refugees like this. That means we need to stop everyone at the border and check their backgrounds, reject those we can't check, and reject those whose only claim to refugee status is lack of economic opportunity or some other purely personal problem. Not everyone is a good fit for life in the United States, no matter how sympathetic their story (and it likely is just a story).

Sun Jul 07 06:08:09 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Twitter insider: Antifa accounts don't break rules against violence

BreitbartTwitter does not currently believe accounts expressing support for the violent extremist “Antifa” movement, including the account linked to last week’s brutal assault on journalist Andy Ngo, are in violation of its terms of service according to a person familiar with the situation.

According to the source, Twitter believes that the “Rose City Antifa” account, the official Twitter presence of the Portland-based mob behind the attack on Ngo, is not currently in violation of the platform’s terms of service. This seems at odds with Twitter’s rules in a section titled “violent extremist groups” which reads, “Groups included in this policy will be those that identify as such or engage in activity — both on and off the platform — that promotes violence.”

To paraphrase a famous leftist, "It's not the rules that matter, it's who enforces the rules." And the rules are enforced by people who have trouble figuring out which gender they are.

Sat Jul 06 06:08:09 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

IG Horowitz: Investigation complete, report being drafted

CNSNewsRep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) said he met with Justice Department Inspector-General Michael Horowitz last week to discuss the status of the IG's report on alleged FISA abuse by the FBI.

"We talked about his report, the timing of his report, not the content," Ratcliffe told Fox News Monday night.

"And he related that his team's investigative work is complete, and they're now in the process of drafting that report. So I would expect that a draft of that will be completed in short order. I will tell you though, I don't expect that any of us are going to see any time real soon."

"He did relate that as much as 20 percent of his report is probably going to include classified information, so that draft report will have to undergo a classification review at the FBI and at the Department of Justice. So, while I am hopeful that we might see it before members of Congress recess for the August recess, I'm not too certain about that," Ratcliffe said.

I have viewed the Horowitz report on FISA abuse as a gateway process for some time now. Gateway as in, he has to finish and issue the report before significant other actions -- like prosecutions -- begin to happen. That was the pattern with his report on the Hillary email investigation; first the report, then criminal referrals, which we eventually found out were all declined (presumably due to internal sabotage at DOJ).

I can only hope that the prosecutor working with Horowitz is ready to file charges immediately, or perhaps has already done so before a secret grand jury. Because people are very, very tired of nothing being done. If the DOJ and FBI can delay this until a new President is in the White House, they'll never face justice for their corrupt and treasonous acts.

Fri Jul 05 06:08:09 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About the voter fraud that doesn't exist...

NBC Los AngelesAn indictment unsealed in Los Angeles charged nine people accused of participating in voting fraud schemes — in which homeless people were allegedly offered cash or cigarettes in exchange for forged signatures on initiative petitions and voter registration forms.

Seven of the accused pleaded not guilty early Friday. The two others have not yet appeared in court on the new case.

Prosecutors have accused the group of 14 felonies for a variety of alleged acts during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, including charges of circulating an initiative with forged or fictitious names, signing fictitious names, registering fictitious persons, and making payment for signatures, according to the indictment. None of the defendants faces all of the charges.

Apparently it does exist after all.

Thu Jul 04 06:08:09 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

NRA Troubles...

Wed Jul 03 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

BOMBSHELL: Putin-linked Russian Deripaska admits he hired Steele for dossier

TwitterDeripaska confirms to @jsolomonReports on camera that he hired Christoper Steele

So the person colluding with Russians all along was Hillary Clinton. More details here. And also here.

Tue Jul 02 22:54:15 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dirty cops planting evidence...

Tue Jul 02 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Big Tech Censorship: Reddit shuts down The_Donald

Bounding Into ComicsThis is the latest move in censorship from the Big Tech companies against conservatives. They launched their initial wave of censorship against Alex Jones and have gradually been spreading it throughout the internet. Most recently Pinterest was outed by Project Veritas for censoring pro-life content, Knitting website Ravelry banned pro-Trump content, and most recently Google executive Jen Gennai admitted the tech giant has plans to meddle in the 2020 elections to ensure the “next Trump situation” does not happen.

This is absolutely battlespace-prep for banning the forum. They'll play around with the concept for a while, but the final ban won't happen until it's too late to rebuild elsewhere before the election.

If the populace there are smart, they will relocate to a competitor, possibly even one they create themselves.

Mon Jul 01 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Steele had ties to Clinton, Kerry, State Dept

This will make it harder for Clinton to deny she knew what he was doing, not to mention tying Steele to the State Department (once run by Clinton, but run by Kerry during the election) and thus even more closely to to the Obama administration.

Sun Jun 30 06:47:34 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Left are totalitarians

The College FixEarlier this month an anarchist group that consists of UT Austin students called the Autonomous Student Network shared a tweet threatening to dox students who considered joining the Young Conservatives of Texas and Turning Point USA during freshman orientation.

The Left is determined to make not being a Democrat a social offense sufficient to deny you your job, your education, your access to financial and banking services, your right to free speech.

Like California. Like Venezuela. Like Cuba. Like Soviet Russia.

Sat Jun 29 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Cato files lawsuit challenging NFA ban on new manufacture

CatoSeveral years ago, Nick Bronsozian was charged with possession of an unregistered machinegun under a tax law statute. The provision in question, 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d), says that in order to have a machinegun registered, a tax must be paid on it. Simple enough, right? Bronsozian didn’t pay his tax. Case closed. That’s what the government argued anyway, but the situation is more complicated than that.

A subsequently enacted law, 18 U.S.C. § 922(o), prevents the government from registering and accepting tax payments on new machineguns. So Bronsozian was charged and convicted of a felony for not paying a tax that the government would not allow him to pay. If that strikes you as odd, it’s probably because you’ve read the Constitution.

This is the ace-in-the-hole lawsuit I have been expecting would be filed as soon as we had enough justices on the Supreme Court to have a chance at winning a vote. It's basically arguing that you can't charge someone for not paying a tax (and registering your NFA firearm) if you aren't allowed to pay the tax. It's a completely common sense argument that strikes at the nature of the NFA as an end-run around the Constitution.

Because the laws which regular firearms would blatantly violate the 2nd Amendment if written to achieve their true purpose, they were instead instituted as tax laws, with taxes set at prohibitive rates for the time period ($200 in the 1930s) and eventually a ban on new tax transactions (1986). It wasn't that machine guns were made illegal; you just had to pay the tax. And you weren't allowed to pay the tax. (Existing, registered machine guns were grandfathered). The idea is to ban gradually, over time, as the limited supply wore out and no new supply became available.

It was always a constitutional problem that made the NFA laws vulnerable. But there was no point taking it to the Supreme Court until there was a chance of success. With honest justices, this is a winning argument. We just haven't had enough honest justices... until, maybe, now.

I'll be watching this one. This is how the Heller case started.

Fri Jun 28 08:31:52 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judicial Watch forces California to clean their voter rolls

Judicial WatchJudicial Watch announced today that it has been informed that Los Angeles County has sent notices to as many as 1.5 million inactive voters on its voter rolls. This mailing is a step toward removing the names of voters who have moved, died, or are otherwise ineligible to vote. The massive mailing is the result of a settlement agreement with Judicial Watch requiring the County to remove as many as 1.5 million inactive registrations. In addition, the California secretary of state has alerted other California counties to clean up their voter registration lists to comply with the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), as the secretary promised to do in that same settlement agreement.

It's California, so I doubt they will actually be very clean, but it's something.

Fri Jun 28 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

McCabe scores "own goal" on foreign dirt

BreitbartThursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe commented on President Donald Trump saying he would accept “dirt” on political opponents from foreign governments.

McCabe said, “As you know, the standard for opening our case is when we have information that might indicate that a threat to national security might exist or that a federal crime may have been committed. And so, in that time, in May of 2017, we clearly had that sort of information. We knew what the Russians had been doing since 2014, 2015, attacking our cyber infrastructure, our academic institutions, government institutions, think tanks. We knew they attacked the DNC. They weaponized that material to try to hurt Candidate Clinton and help Candidate Trump. We knew Trump was upset about the fact we were investigating that activity. He specifically asked us to stop investigating that activity, and when we didn’t follow his requests, he fired the director. ”

He continued, “So at that point, we had to consider the very real prospect that the president might be presenting a threat to national security. I have to tell you the comments I heard yesterday only reaffirm for me the concerns that we had in May of 2017.”

He added, “Look, this is what foreign intelligence services do every day. Their bread butter is building relationships and creating leverage with decision makers in government. That’s how they influence policy decisions. That’s how they collect information they shouldn’t have. If I am a foreign intelligence officer today, the message I got from the president’s own words yesterday was, it is open season on U.S. political figures in 2020.”

Steele, from whom McCabe and his FBI accepted foreign dirt, is himself a foreigner. Steele's claimed sources are Russians, not only foreigners but from a hostile foreign power.

I think this segment will make great campaign ads.

Thu Jun 27 06:47:21 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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