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Complicated? No, what it does is toss this item back into the Congress where it should have been voted on in the first place. Voters then will have the law as they want it.

Overturning Roe v. Wade would send issue back to states. Then it gets complicated

Almost half a century has passed, so forgive Dave Heinemann if he doesn’t remember every single detail of how things went down that long spring day in Topeka.

But one thing the former Kansas lawmaker hasn’t forgotten is the intensity of the 1969 debate on a measure that made abortion more accessible in the state.

“The Legislature was rewriting the state’s criminal code, and there was one section on abortion,” said Heinemann, then a Garden City Republican serving his first term in the Legislature. “That was the only section that really became a lightning rod.[snip]

Lee and others say they don’t think the Supreme Court would reverse Roe right away if conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed. It’s more likely, Lee said, that the court would simply uphold state laws already on the books that regulate abortion. [snip]

This only has a complication for those who want an abortion any ole time. The best part of undoing Roe is it will force those feckless bastards taking our money while shirking the kob they were sent to Congress to do.

SCOTUS made law; they’re not paid to do that. Congress ducked making law; for that they’re paid. We’re NOT paying then to insure reelection. Force them to do that for which we pay them. Vote the will of the electorate or their conscience. If their decision gets them fired, we get to put in another that votes the people’s choice.

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Paul has been calling for the sky to fall for some time. He’s been wrong so far BUT…

…all he has to be is right ONCE!

This is the ‘biggest bubble in the history of mankind and it’s going to burst,’ Ron Paul says

Look to the stock market and you’d assume Wall Street was doing just fine. The S&P 500 has come back to March highs, the Dow is back to positive for 2018, and the Nasdaq is at fresh records.

It’s all built on shaky foundations, said longtime market bear and former Republican Congressman Ron Paul.

This market is in the “biggest bubble in the history of mankind,” and when it bursts, it could cut the stock market in half, he told CNBC’s “Futures Now” Thursday.

“I see trouble ahead, and it originates with too much debt, too much spending,” Paul said.

This isn’t the first time Paul has made such dire warnings. During a “Futures Now” appearance in August 2017, he predicted a 50 percent drop in the market, a call he has doubled down on a number of times since. Since that appearance, the S&P 500 has rallied 15 percent. [snip]

Paul isn’t alone in his critique. A number of politicians have voiced concern over ballooning deficits, including current House Speaker Paul Ryan, who raised a warning on the nation’s debt in 2012.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that federal deficits will average $1.2 trillion a year from 2019 to 2028, according to its April economic outlook. Its 2018 deficit estimates rose by $242 billion over previous forecasts made in June 2017. The federal agency said the revision was mainly owing to lower projected revenues tied to tax reform. [snip]

“The government will keep spending, and the Fed will keep inflating, and that distorts things,” said Paul. “When you get into a situation like this, the debt has to be eliminated. You have to liquidate the debt and the malinvestment.”

Paul reiterated his call on Thursday for a potential 50 percent sell-off on the stock market.

One item that can exacerbate the hardship of a sell-off is the amount of investing has been done on margin. That is what caused Oct 29th, Black Friday, to be so bad. When the stocks dropped and the calls to cover margin went out, investors were forced to sell to raise that money. Selling dropped the stock values to fall further with each sale.Oddly enough not all stocks dropped; only those high fliers those shooting up in share price were hit. But that was a large amount of cash value lost.

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We have let this go for a while lest we are accused of being intolerant, heartless, insensitive and probably Nazis. That isn’t the case; we simply wanted to clear the trash that wells up from the Progressive swamp. Note that this shooting motivated as it was, occurred in Maryland, a state with strong anti-gun laws and, routinely, traffic stops of out of state elicit vehicular searches of autos with tags of gun favoring states.

One has to wonder given state gin laws, how much worse the carnage at this paper would have been if their were other guns present. You know Liberals/Progressives are ALWAYS right, except when they’re wrong.

Personally, we have no desire to be near them or their states since we seldom find them right.

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One has to believe that the new Governor of New Jersey desires to thurn the State into a large Chicago. More gun laws that have no effect on the transgressors of the law. Criminals pay no attention to the law by definition of criminal. Those who are hell bent on shooting up large masses of people, all ready have chosen to do so and don’t care if they die while doing such a deed.

New Jersey To Gun Owners: Hand Over Those Magazines Or We Could Throw You In Jail

If you don’t submit to our so-called common sense gun control policy, we’ll throw you in jail. That’s the mindset of New Jersey. With new anti-gun Governor Phil Murphy helming the ship there, you knew things would be terrible; he’s a Democrat. Beth laid out the details for this law, but the crux of it is that if you don’t turn over so-called high capacity magazines, those that hold more than ten-rounds, the state could throw you in hail for up to 18 months (via Free Beacon):

The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday along with five other new gun laws, gives New Jersey gun owners who currently possess ammunition magazines exactly 180 days to either surrender their ammunition magazines, permanently modify them to only accept up to 10 rounds, or transfer them to somebody who is allowed to legally own it such as those living in most other parts of the United States.

If someone in New Jersey is caught with a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds after the deadline is passed, it will be considered a crime of the fourth degree which carries up to 18 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines or both.

Nearly all full-size and compact handguns as well as many rifles come standard with ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs said it acted immediately to try and block the law because it could turn a million New Jersey gun owners into criminals. [snip]

In states with GOP governors, like Vermont and Florida, they both passed laws boosting the age to purchase to 21 for all firearms. It’s seeping into our areas. This cannot be ignored.

The NRA has joined a lawsuit filed by the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs against this confiscatory and unconstitutional law. [snip]

These are law-abiding gun owners, folks. Criminals weren’t going to abide by this law. They don’t abide by any gun laws. This is the only class of people in the country who are demonized and viewed with suspicion for exercising their constitutional rights. And they’re certainly blamed for mass shootings because the anti-gun Left is, and always will be, a group of badgering, self-righteous thugs who push crappy policies—all of which are mandatory. Their goal is not to respect your rights; the goal is to break you to the will of the state. In their eyes, true social justice can only be achieved if everyone is under their boot. In New Jersey, that day has arrived.

The smart thing is to move out of the state, taking your tax dollars with you. There are places where idiots/Leftists don’t hold office.
The next step is to ban all semi-autos ridding the state of evil magazines. Then it will be revolvers followed by knives, baseball bats and if necessary autos.

Before one realizes it they will have passed laws like in the UK where it is forbidden to harm someone committing a crime. That worked out well, didn’t it.

They won’t ban criminals; there be no Democrat voters left.

The Socialist economy in action

Socialism promises many things. Equality for instance is one item. The opportunity to have a cost of living which lets you “keep up with the Kardashians” is touted as a huge benefit. Jobs for all is another grand idea, full employment is a goal. One gets this by living under a dictatorial form of government, like say” Venezuela.

Venezuela’s hyperinflation at new dizzying high

Venezuela’s sky-high inflation soared to 24,571 percent in the past 12 months, lawmakers said Monday.

President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government controls most of the country’s economy and is in the midst of an ever-deepening crisis with food and medicine in short supply.

Analysts blame what they call mismanagement of a state-led economy. That includes its control over hard currency, as well as low oil prices. Venezuela depends on crude oil for its earnings.

The government blames US sanctions and businessmen speculating on the problems.

Yes1 Those horrible business men and capitalists always try to ruin that perfect society.

The latest figure comes from a National Assembly finance committee report looking at the period May 2017 to May 2018.

Meanwhile, the consumer price index in May surged 110.1 percent. It was the first time the index topped 100 percent in one month.

The International Monetary Fund has forecast that Venezuela’s hyperinflation will top 13,800 percent this year. Some lawmakers say that it could be worse: at least 100,000 percent and possibly 300,000 percent.

Having one’s money so ‘highly’ valued is nice if only there was something to buy that didn’t cost more than what you have.<

There is a brighter side to all this: job creation. There are many openings for a variety f professions; Doctors, acountants, many of the engineering professions such as mechanical, HVAC, electrical and physical plant operations managers. this type of growth makes Bernie Sanders turn pink with envy.

To provide this goal was easy. All that government had to do was cause the persons holding these jobs to migrate to Columbia to escape the Socialist benefits. And they did and are still moving.

Almost 1 million people moved from Venezuela to Colombia in just two years, study shows

Almost 1 million people from Venezuela are thought to have poured into neighboring Colombia in the last two years, amid a grinding economic, social and political crisis that has rattled the region.

On Wednesday, Colombian authorities said a nationwide census found that 442,462 Venezuelans are living in the country without proper documentation and 376,572 Venezuelans are in the country legally — for a total of 819,034.

However, they also estimate that more than 160,000 Colombians who were long-term residents of Venezuela have returned in recent months.

“We’re talking about more than 1 million people who have come here from Venezuela in the last 15 months,” said Christian Kruger, the director of Colombia’s immigration agency.

The Venezuelan exodus is being felt throughout the hemisphere. According to the International Organization on Migration, there were at least 1.6 million Venezuelans living abroad in 2017 — up from 698,000 in 2015. [snip]

Guess this beats being sent to the reeducation camps or shopping in dumpsters.

Idiocracy

The author of “Life imitates Art” nailed it to the wall.

Since the educational ideas took hold after WWII, there has been a decease in the requirements for scholarship plus the diminution of history as a necessary understanding of our how and why.

The balance of this article is behind a paywall. I have no intentions of enriching the NY Times.

Dumb and dumber: why we’re getting less intelligent

The IQ scores of young people have begun to fall after rising steadily since the Second World War, according to the first authoritative study of the phenomenon.

The decline, which is equivalent to at least seven points per generation, is thought to have started with the cohort born in 1975, who reached adulthood in the early Nineties.

Scientists say that the deterioration could be down to changes in the way maths and languages are taught, or to a shift from reading books to spending time on television and computers. [snip]

One cannot help but notice that those who are coming to teaching now are products of that same education that reduced the IQ in the first place.

The old adage ‘That you can’t know what you don’t know applies across the educational spectrum. Think about it; now can you teach with those conditions.

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Snowflakes, you’re attending what is purported to be an institution of learning, obviously not higher, which should promote reasoning, logic and a predilection to learn from other’s experiences.

Please elaborate on how you can endorse Communism/Socialism when you can see first hand the finished product of that form of political idiocy, to wit: Venezuela

Venezuela’s Long Road to Ruin

Few countries have provided such a perfect example of socialist policies in practice.

Word from Caracas is that locals have taken to scouring city streets for plastic garbage bags full of rubbish and, when they find them, emptying the contents so that they can resell the bags.

This sounds absurd, but it is believable in a country where extreme poverty has spread like the plague. Human capital is fleeing. Oil production is plummeting, and the state-owned oil company is in default. The garbage bag, imported with dollars, is a thing of value.

If anything was more predictable than the mess created by Hugo Chávez’s Marxist Bolivarian Revolution, it is the pathetic effort by socialists to deny responsibility. The Socialist Party of Great Britain tweeted recently that Venezuela’s problem is that socialism has yet to be tried. It blamed the crisis on “a profit-driven capitalist economy under leftist state-control.” Even more preposterous is the claim by some academics that economic liberalism in the 1980s spawned the socialism that has destroyed the country.

Shopping in Caracas

Learning from history is impossible if the narrative is wrong. So let’s clear the record: By the time Chávez was elected, Venezuela already had 40 years of socialism under its belt and precious little, if any, experience with free markets. [snip]

When Venezuela promulgated its 1961 constitution, Betancourt immediately suspended Article 96, which read: “All can freely engage in the profitable activity of their choice, without any limitations other than those provided for in this Constitution and those established by law for security, health or other reasons of social interest.” [snip]

Rent control in Venezuela dates to 1939 but was not enforced by Pérez Jiménez. In August 1960 Betancourt revived it, passing a new rent-control law and prohibitions on eviction. Since then, “not one apartment rental building has been built,” writes Vladimir Chelminski in his 2017 book, “Venezuelan Society Checkmated.” The legendary slums that climb Caracas’s hillsides are a testament to this socialist stupidity. [snip]

Chávez was inaugurated in February 1999, in the midst of a recovery in oil prices and with the bolivar at 576 to the dollar. He tripled down on socialism, exacerbating a long history of destroying capital that would lead to today’s disaster.

According to the narrative Snowflakes believe, all the damage to the Country are caused by every and anything other than Socialism and it’s offshoots.

A perfect quote, from Robert Heinlein, fits well here.“A generation, which ignores history, has no past — and no future.”