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Most Voters Want Defense Spending Cuts in 2013

Written by Gary North on July 25, 2012

Republicans and Democrats agree: the government is spending too much money on the military. The ratchet is in operation. Once the government increases spending on anything “temporarily,” the spending becomes permanent. The spending greases too many corporate skids. Republicans and Democrats in Washington may disagree about cutting the defense budget, but their constituents are generally […]

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BATF Head Threatens Whistleblowers With Discipline

Written by Gary North on July 20, 2012

The acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms became the acting head because his predecessor quit under fire. The Fast and Furious scandal blew up. He took the hit. The new guy has made a low-budget video to scare off anyone inside the agency who contacts anyone outside the agency with more […]

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Snooping for Whistleblowers: The FDA Gets Caught

Written by Gary North on July 18, 2012

There are few things more feared or more hated by government bureaucrats than whistleblowers. A whistleblower can alert Congress to some major infraction. The agency is not in the least concerned with the infraction. It is concerned about negative publicity. Negative publicity can lead to the two most feared responses: (1) an investigation by an […]

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$3 to $5 Million Annual Junket for NIST Bureaucrats

Written by Gary North on July 17, 2012

The National Institute for Standards and Technology is a bureaucracy that deals with technical standards. It rarely gets any publicity. A Florida Congresswoman is now giving it publicity, all bad. It has a subdivision, the Manufacturing Extension Program. As with most Washington bureaucracies, no one in Congress has heard of it. Well, almost no one. […]

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U.S. Customs Shuts Down 839 Websites. Customs. Why Customs?

Written by Gary North on July 16, 2012

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is in charge of immigration. That makes sense. What does not make sense is the fact that the outfit is systematically shutting down websites run by Americans. Over the last two years, it has shut down¬†839 of them. These sites have been selling things. Weird things. Things like jewelry, baby […]

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Home Bible Study: $12,000 and 60 Days in Prison

Written by Gary North on July 10, 2012

The petty tyrants love to show how powerful they are. They beat up on little people. Bullies always do. Here is a story. In Phoenix, a man has been sentenced to 60¬†days in jail, plus a fine of over $12,000. His “crime”? He held Bible studies in his home. Every week, 15 to 20 people […]

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