Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Federal Regulations Costing Americans $1.9 Trillion Per Year

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Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 04, 2016 3:30 PM
For decades the federal government has become an increasing burden and hidden tax on the American people, free enterprise and prosperity through regulation. Republicans and Democrats are to blame. Under the Obama administration, federal regulation has increased significantly, hampering much needed economic recovery. Federal regulation costs money. A lot of it. 
According to a new report released by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, federal government regulation is costing Americans a whopping $1.885 trillion per year. That breaks down to $15,000 per household.
"The national debt now stands at $18.9 trillion.11 That is alarming. Yet the federal government’s reach extends well beyond Washington’s taxes, deficits, and borrowing. Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect the economy by hundreds of billions—even trillions— of dollars annually in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy debate," the report states. "Firms generally pass the costs of some taxes along to consumers. Likewise, some regulatory compliance costs borne by businesses will find their way into the prices consumers pay, affect the wages workers earn, and lead to lower levels of growth and prosperity."
Here are the key findings from the report, bolding is mine:
-Federal regulatory costs are now at $1.885 Trillion.
 -If one assumed that all costs of federal regulation and intervention flowed all the way down to households, U.S. households would “pay” $14,842 annually on average in a regulatory hidden tax. The “tax” exceeds every item in the budget except housing. More is “spent” on embedded regulation than on health care, food, transportation, entertainment, apparel, services, and savings. 
-The George W. Bush administra­tion averaged 62 major regulations annually over eight years, while the Obama administration has averaged 81 major regulations annually over seven years.
-If U.S. regulation were a country, it would be the ninth-largest economy, ranking behind India and ahead of Russia.
-Some 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,297 regulations in development at various stages in the pipeline.
-The top five federal rulemaking agencies account for 41 percent of all federal regulations. These are the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, Interior, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.
Presidential executive orders also carry an extraordinary cost.
You can read the entire report here.
Thank You Ms Pavlich and Townhall.

But Depression is an incurable medical disease, caused by out of balance brain chemicals and broken genes.

Actually it Is inheritable.

You inherit it from Government.

FDA Smokes Another $35.7M Targeting Special Anti-Smoking Campaign To LGBTs

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By Eric Scheiner | May 3, 2016 | 12:08 PM EDT

LGBTs haven't seen all the anti-smoking material already available for decades to non LGBTs.


(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have just launched an anti-tobacco campaign focused on young adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
The new campaign, “This Free Life,” costs $35.7 million that was collected from the tobacco industry.
According to the FDA, the campaign “uses authentic and credible messages from members of the LGBT community encouraging other members to be tobacco-free.”
“This Free Life will challenge the perception that tobacco use is a necessary part of being LGBT and show that living tobacco-free is an important factor in leading a long and healthy life. This Free Life uses a variety of integrated marketing tactics including paid media, engagement through multiple digital platforms, and outreach at the local level,” the FDA campaign material says.
A FDA release says the campaign is important because, “LGBT young adults are nearly two times as likely to use tobacco as other young adults, resulting in tens of thousands of LGBT lives being lost to tobacco use each year. Through This Free Life, FDA’s ultimate goal is to reduce disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use among LGBT young adults.”
Part of the campaign is a series of videos featuring drag queens, coming-out stories, and party and club going - all with an anti-smoking message.
“This Free Life” campaign launches in 12 markets in the U.S. this week.

Thank You Mr Scheiner and CNS


Deportations Of Illegal Aliens Drop Even As Money For ICE Increases

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Doing less with more.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is receiving more taxpayer funds even as it expels fewer illegal immigrants, according to statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security showing that 43 percent fewer aliens were removed from the United States from 2012 to 2015.
ICE deported nearly 410,000 aliens in 2012 when it received roughly $2.8 billion in taxpayer funds. In 2015, the agency expelled just 235,413 aliens but received around $3.5 billion to fund its deportation programs, according to the DHS statistics.

Thank You Nick and Free Beacon

Study: Medical Errors Officially the 3rd Leading Cause Of Death In U.S.

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Researchers estimate more than 250K deaths a year caused by medical mistakes

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Massachusetts Public Schools To Ask 12 Year Olds If They've Had Anal Or Oral Sex

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You tax dollars at work.
Power of Suggestion?
What could possibly go wrong?
Across Massachusetts – and across America – thousands of schoolchildren are given sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive surveys by the public schools without parents’ knowledge. These surveys also ask youth to reveal their criminal activity, personal family matters, and other intimate issues.
This is done in the public middle schools and high schools during school hours. At best, parents are told about the surveys in vague terms, but are rarely allowed read them beforehand. The surveys are “officially” anonymous and voluntary. But they are administered by the teacher in a classroom and (according to teachers we’ve talked to) there is often pressure for all kids to participate.
The major survey given to kids across America is the “Youth Risk Behavior Survey” put together every two years by the national Centers for Disease Control and handed off to state and local education departments (which they can modify). And there are many similar surveys administered in various districts.
Here are questions from the actual “Youth Risk Behavior Survey” surveys given to children in Massachusetts schools, grades 7-12.
How old are you?
A. 12 years old or younger
B. 13 years old
C. 14 years old
D. 15 years old
E. 16 years old
F. 17 years old
G. 18 years old or older
=== Sexual Behavior ===
Which of the following best describes you?
A. Heterosexual (straight)
B. Gay or lesbian
C. Bisexual
D. Not sure
A transgender person is someone whose biological sex at birth does not match the way they think or feel about themselves. Are you transgender?
A. No, I am not transgender
B. Yes, I am transgender and I think of myself as really a boy or man
C. Yes, I am transgender and I think of myself as really a girl or woman
D. Yes, I am transgender and I think of myself in some other way
E. I do not know if I am transgender
F. I do not know what this question is asking
Have you ever had sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal)?
A. Yes
B. No
How old were you when you had sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal) for the first time?
A. I have never had sexual intercourse
B. 11 years old or younger
C. 12 years old
D. 13 years old
E. 14 years old
F. 15 years old
G. 16 years old
H. 17 years old or older
During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal)?
A. I have never had sexual intercourse
B. 1 person
C. 2 people
D. 3 people
E. 4 people
F. 5 people
G. 6 or more people
During the past 3 months, with how many people did you have sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal)?
A. I have never had sexual intercourse
B. I have had sexual intercourse, but not during the past 3 months
C. 1 person
D. 2 people
E. 3 people
F. 4 people
G. 5 people
H. 6 or more people
Did you drink alcohol or use drugs before you had sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal) the last time?
A. I have never had sexual intercourse
B. Yes
C. No
The last time you had sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal), did you or your partner use a condom?
A. I have never had sexual intercourse
B. Yes
C. No
During your life, with whom have you had sexual contact?
A. I have never had sexual contact
B. Females
C. Males
D. Females and males
How many times have you been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant?
A. 0 times
B. 1 time
C. 2 or more times
D. Not sure
Have you ever been tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS? (Do not count tests done if you donated blood.)
A. Yes
B. No
C. Not sure
Have you ever been tested for other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as genital herpes, chlamydia, syphilis, or genital warts?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Not sure
=== Family and personal life ===
How often does your parent/guardian(s) wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a car?
A. Never
B. Rarely
C. Sometimes
D. Most of the time
E. Always
Do your parents text, e-mail or use any other form of social media while driving a car or other vehicle?
A. Yes
B. No
Can you talk with at least one of your parents or other adult family members about things that are
important to you?
A. Yes
B. No
My parent/guardian(s) talk to me about the dangers of alcohol and drugs?
A. Yes
B. No
Is there at least one teacher or other adult in this school that you can talk to if you have a problem?
A. Yes
B. No
During the past 12 months, how often did you talk with your parents or other adults in your family about sexuality or ways to prevent HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or pregnancy?
A. Not at all during the past 12 months
B. About once during the past 12 months
C. About once every few months
D. About once a month
E. More than once a month
How long have you lived in the United States?
A. Less than 1 year
B. 1 to 3 years
C. 4 to 6 years
D. More than 6 years but not my whole life
E. I have always lived in the United States
Where do you typically sleep at night?
A. At home with my parents or guardians
B. At a friend’s or relative’s home with my parents or guardians
C. At a friend’s or relative’s home without my parents or guardians
D. In a supervised shelter with my parents or guardians
E. In a supervised shelter without my parents or guardians
F. In a hotel or motel, car, park, campground, or other public place with my parents or guardians
G. In a hotel or motel, car, park, campground, or other public place without my parents or guardians
H. Somewhere else
=== Weapons ===
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club?
A. 0 days
B. 1 day
C. 2 or 3 days
D. 4 or 5 days
E. 6 or more days
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun?
A. 0 days
B. 1 day
C. 2 or 3 days
D. 4 or 5 days
E. 6 or more days
=== Suicide ===
During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?
A. Yes
B. No
During the past 12 months, did you make a plan about how you would attempt suicide?
A. Yes
B. No
During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?
A. 0 times
B. 1 time
C. 2 or 3 times
D. 4 or 5 times
E. 6 or more times
=== Tobacco, alcohol, drugs ===
How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette or other tobacco/nicotine product for the first
time?
A. I have never smoked a whole cigarette
B. 8 years old or younger
C. 9 years old
D. 10 years old
E. 11 years old
F. 12 years old
G. 13 years old or older
During the past 30 days, how did you usually get your own cigarettes, or other tobacco/nicotine product?
(Select all that apply)
A. I did not smoke cigarettes during the past 30 days
B. I bought them in a store such as a convenience store, supermarket, discount store, or gas station
C. I got them on the Internet
D. I bought them at a public event such as a concert or sporting event
E. I gave someone else money to buy them for me
F. A person 18 years old or older gave them to me
G. I took them from a store
H. I took them from a family member
I. I took them from someone else’s home
J. I got them some other way
During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of alcoholic drinks you had in a 4 hour period?
A. I did not drink alcohol during the past 30 days
B. 1 or 2 drinks
C. 3 drinks
D. 4 drinks
E. 5 drinks
F. 6 or 7 drinks
G. 8 or 9 drinks
H. 10 or more drinks
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use marijuana?
A. 0 times
B. 1 or 2 times
C. 3 to 9 times
D. 10 to 19 times
E. 20 to 39 times
F. 40 or more times
During your life, how many times have you used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase?
A. 0 times
B. 1 or 2 times
C. 3 to 9 times
D. 10 to 19 times
E. 20 to 39 times
F. 40 or more times
During your life, how many times have you used heroin (also called smack, junk, or China White)?
A. 0 times
B. 1 or 2 times
C. 3 to 9 times
D. 10 to 19 times
E. 20 to 39 times
F. 40 or more times

Thank You Zip and LifeSite News 

And you wonder why this Counseling Crap is such a growth industry.

Bad News For Sandersnistas: Socialist Paradise Venezuela Runs Out Of Beer

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he he heh. First it was TP in Ven. Now it's beer.
Hipsters everywhere recoil in horror, dropping their “Sanders 2016” signs .
Via Reason:
Venezuela’s largest privately-owned beer company has stopped producing beer after running out of malted barley (or, more specifically, running out of foreign currency with which to buy malted barley).
The company, Empresas Polar, stopped production yesterday—it warned last week that it would run out of malted barley by then.
Polar is putting “your drunk uncle’s favorite political forecast to the test,” Francisco Toro of the Caracas Chronicles wrote. “You know the one I’m talking about, right? That one uncle of yours who gets drunk at every family gathering and starts to rant about how the only way we’re going to get people mad enough to take to the streets and overthrow the government is if the beer runs out? Well, here you have it Tio.”
Polar says it’s been warning the country for a year about the need for sufficient access to foreign currency “to keep making products demanded by Venezuelans.”
Beer now joins a long list of products and food that there have been shortages of in socialist Venezuela since the price of oil went down and the country’s government did nothing to loosen its grip on the economy.
Thank You Zip and Reason. 

This will not go over well there. 

If those people get sober they may organize a real revolution.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Harvard Law School: Protecting Anti-Semites, Targeting Conservative Students

Academia where ideations of mental/political disease fester to determine who is sick in the head and who isn't.

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Harvard employs Gestapo tactics to track right-wing bloggers while shielding leftist hate group leader.




Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last few days, you’ve almost certainly come across the name Husam El Qoulaq, the rabidly anti-Israeli, third-year Harvard Law School student who hurled an anti-Semitic trope at an Israeli parliamentarian during a question and answer session. What most of you may not be familiar with is the Orwellian-like hypocrisy employed by Harvard Law School to protect the identities of anti-Semitic agitators while at the same time utilizing all tools at their disposal to unmask the identities of bloggers, whose only crime was to expose a hoax committed by self-proclaimed “social justice warriors.”
On April 14, Husam El Qoulaq, whose name is also spelled El-Coolaq and El-Quolaq, asked Israel’s former minister of justice and current co-leader of the Zionist Union party, Tzipy Livni, why she was a “smelly” Jew. He went on to inquire about her “odor” and again referred to her as “very smelly.” The stereotype of the Jew as smelly or filthy is as old and banal as anti-Semitism itself and was also employed by the Nazis as a means to further demean and denigrate the Jewish people. His antics were performed in a packed hall filled with fellow Harvard colleagues. Also present and sitting beside Livni was U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross and Harvard Law professor, Robert Mnookin.
El Qoulaq represents the modern face of campus hate and fascism and embodies all that is wrong with the present state of academia. He is a leader in the hate group, Students for Justice in Palestine and a supporter of the Irvine 11, the group of hooligans and convicted criminals who, in 2010, disrupted a talk given by Israel’s then ambassador, Michael Oren. He is also a defender of Steven Salaita, the disgraced Judeophobic “academic” who was given the boot by the University of Illinois for posting rabidly anti-Semitic rants on Twitter.  
El Qoulaq’a April 14 antics were unsurprising given his sordid past and current BDS-SJP affiliations. What is in fact surprising is the length to which Harvard Law School went to protect his identity, shielding it from any form of well-deserved scrutiny. HLS condemned his comments but then inexplicably censored that portion of the video featuring the disgraceful exchange. What’s more, the Harvard Law Record, a student newspaper, joined in this despicable charade, violating basic norms of journalistic integrity. They even went so far as to allow El Qoulaq to submit an anonymous and rather insincere “apology.”
The question on the minds of most rational thinking people is how Harvard Law School would have acted if such a hateful comment were directed at an African American dignitary. Of course, that is a rhetorical question. There would have been an indignant outcry with the culprit publicly shamed, humiliated and disciplined and rightfully so. Xenophobia and racism have no place in institutions of higher learning but at Harvard (as well as other institutions) there is an apparent exception for those who hurl vitriol at Jews. 
Now contrast Harvard’s actions when dealing with anonymous Harvard bloggers who used satire, wit and humor to expose the shenanigans of Harvard’s radical left. A group of moderate students, sickened by what they rightfully perceived as the hijacking of their school, started a blog known as the Royall Asses, which mocked bizarre efforts by radical leftist students, with lots of spare time of their hands, to turn the university on its head. 
To their credit, the Royal Asses exposed an alleged “hate crime” committed at Harvard as a hoax that was almost certainly perpetrated by leftist agitators. They also employed satire and jocularity to shame student radicals and expose their abject hypocrisy. This proved to be too much to bear for the leftists and their useful idiot allies within the administration. Emails obtained by the Royall Asses show that the leftists contemplated using the FBI to probe the Royal Asses under the false guise that the bloggers issued threats and that the leftists felt threatened and unsafe. 
Another email, even more pernicious than the first, exposes the link between the radicals and high-level Harvard officials. The email details a meeting held between the radicals and administrators and alleges that top Harvard officials vowed to utilize their information technology resources as well as campus police to uncover the identities of the bloggers.
It cannot be overstated that not a single blog post was threatening or menacing and not a single post used pejoratives toward minorities or otherwise denigrated them. Yet the according to the email, the university either employed or contemplated employing Mukhabarat-like tactics to track down a humorous blog dedicated to exposing xenophobic hypocrisy. Looks like the folks at Harvard have been getting tips at suppressing legitimate dissent from Turkey’s Erdogan.
Harvard Law School has chosen to zealously guard the identity of a miscreant like Husam El Qoulaq while contemporaneously expending resources on tracking “enemies of the state” whose sole transgression appears to be employing humor to combat politically correct tyranny. It is indeed a sad reflection on Harvard Law School and the morally bankrupted values held by its top echelon. 
Thank You Mr Lieberman and FPM.
Why an article on the Law School at Harvard? It's all part and parcel of the same gestalt.
Note that Joe Biederman's on the menu.
Hah. ha ha. hahaha. 
Their Mission is to get Paid, Period, and damn the law, full speed ahead.

Psychiatric compassion? 
Psychiatric Compassion?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

1 Million Have Now Signed On To Boycott Target Pledge

How confoundedly difficult is it, without Professional help of course counseling you into believing that you may not be what you think you are, to figure out which sex you are?

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By Melanie Hunter | April 29, 2016 | 9:41 AM EDT


(CNSNews.com) – The American Family Association said Friday that its #BoycottTarget pledge has reached 1 million signatures one week after the pro-family group called for consumers to boycott Target stores over the company’s bathroom policy that allows the use of restrooms and changing rooms according to gender identity.

“Earlier this month, the retail giant publicized its policy to allow self-identifying transgender individuals access to store bathrooms and fitting rooms that correspond with their own gender identity,” the AFA said in a statement Friday.

“AFA’s #BoycottTarget initiative has garnered widespread media attention, as AFA continues to maintain that while the Target policy aims to be welcoming to the transgender community, it opens the door for predators and voyeurs who would take advantage of such a policy,” the AFA added.As CNSNews.com previously reportedTarget said in a statement on its website last week that transgender individuals are welcome to use any bathroom that fits the gender they identify with.

“We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination,” the retail chain said.

“In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” it said.

“Corporate America must stop bullying people who disagree with the radical left agenda to remake society into their progressive image. #BoycottTarget has resonated with Americans,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said in a statement.

“Target’s harmful policy poses a danger to women and children; nearly everyone has a mother, wife, daughter or friend who is put in jeopardy by this policy.  Predators and voyeurs would take advantage of the policy to prey on those who are vulnerable. And it’s clear now that over one million customers agree,” Wildmon said.

“We want to make it very clear that AFA does not believe the transgender community poses this danger to the wider public,” Wildmon said. “Rather, this misguided and reckless policy provides a possible gateway for predators who are out there.”


Thank You Ms Hunter and CNS.