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National Guard Troops in a Small Minnesota Town

Written by Gary North on May 2, 2012

Why does the government use small town streets to train troops for crowd control in Iraq? Why are U.S. troops still in Iraq? In early 2011, an article ran in the local newspaper in Crookston, Minnesota. Bravo Company Minnesota National Guard personnel based at the Crookston Armory will conduct exercise drills in town beginning Friday, […]

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NATO Summit in Chicago: Forced Relocation Plans for Locals

Written by Gary North on May 1, 2012

There is a NATO summit scheduled for Chicago later this month. As a precaution, the city is planning to re-locate downtown residents to secret shelters outside in Wisconsin, where they will be safe from demonstrators. This plan came to light only when a local TV station found out. Residents of Chicago were not supposed to […]

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Hit and Run: Looting the Highway Tax Fund

Written by Gary North on April 27, 2012

Americans pay 18.5 cents extra per gallon at the pump. This money goes to the U.S. government. Then the money is looted by a handful of cities that subsidize public transit for low-income people who vote. That’s right: the money that is supposed to repair U.S. roads is used to subsidize people with no cars. […]

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Rodney King Video: Why We Need Lots More Just Like It

Written by Gary North on April 26, 2012

Every day, smart phone technology spreads to new users. This is happening all over the world. Every second, one hour of YouTube videos get uploaded. This is just getting started. Smartphones have cameras. These cameras keep getting clearer. Flashback: the Rodney King video. Clear enough. Rodney King Beating – More bloopers are a click away […]

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Trend: Replacing City Employees With Volunteers

Written by Gary North on April 26, 2012

How can cities and counties cut costs? Turn over tasks to volunteers. This is happening all over the USA today. This is what Alexis de Tocqueville said was basic to America in the 1830s. It’s coming back. It will be possible soon to run the public schools mostly with volunteers and online academies like Khan […]

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Bad Karma: Taxpayers Get Taken for a $193 Million Ride

Written by Gary North on April 26, 2012

Fisker Automotive has released a hybrid car, the Karma. The U.S. government lent the company $193 million to produce it. It gets 50 miles on a single battery charge. Not 50 miles an hour. Fifty miles. It has a 400-horsepower engine. It needs it to charge the battery. It costs over $102,000 in a stripped-down […]

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Move-a-Bush: $205,000

Written by Gary North on April 20, 2012

You’re in the wrong business. You could be living in California, cashing in on the following. A plant that you can buy for $16 is listed by the California bureaucracy as being extinct. This created a problem for a highway construction project that was blocked by one of these extinct plants. It had to be […]

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