A few days before the House of Representatives passed a federal ban on marijuana in June 1937, the Republican minority leader, Bertrand Snell of New York, confessed, “I do not know anything about the bill.” The Democratic majority leader, Sam Rayburn of Texas, educated him. “It has something to do with something that is called marihuana,” Rayburn said. “I believe it is a narcotic of some kind.”
Here’s the secret–once a child trusts her senses, trusts the joy she feels when exploring a world that is as much hers as Bill Gates’ or Rupert Murdoch’s or any of tens of thousands of strangers who want to shape her life, she becomes her own master. She becomes autonomous in a world of automation. Science Teacher
Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.”
The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents who do not want to vaccinate their children may or may not have something to do with his friend Rupert Murdoch and his family’s strong connection with pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-Smith-Kline.
The state of Florida has now filed a lawsuit against Barack Obama who attempted to force Florida to bend to his will using blackmail. Florida had refused to accept Obama’s demand to expand their Medicaid program to include able bodied adults with no children. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government (Obama) cannot cut off current Medicaid to any states that refuse to expand Medicaid, which the court found to be unconstitutional. Some claim that it’s not blackmail. They could be right, the word extortion might be a better fit.
But if anything, our original fears understated the problem.
We all know that Obamacare institutes socialized medicine and is vastly expensive (the latest estimates are that it will cost $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years). At least as disruptive though is that it requires the eventual incarceration of tens and probably hundreds of thousands of Americans. I wish this were a case of paranoia but unfortunately it’s baked into the cake of what is needed to implement the law long-term.
On 29 April 1945, the bodies of Mussolini, Petacci, and the other executed Fascists were loaded into a moving van and trucked south to Milan.
After being shot, kicked, and spat upon, the bodies were hung upside down on meathooks from the roof of a gas station. The bodies were then stoned by civilians from below. The corpse of Mussolini and other fascists became subject to ridicule and abuse.
STATES ARE DUTY-BOUND TO INTERPOSE UPON THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 2, 2014 – Yesterday, a bill was filed in the Missouri state senate that would suspend the licenses of insurance carriers who accept federal subsidies through the federally-run Obamacare exchange, potentially nullifying the ability of the federal government to carry out the mandate, or even operate the exchange in the state.