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The $5 Million Retired Cop

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

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So, you think America’s local governments are not going to go bankrupt. Think again. When Bobby Deal retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office last month, he did so with the promise of a nest egg worth at least $4.9 million, a sum he’ll be paid over the next 25 years. Deal now earns nearly 50 […]

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IRS Thumbs Its Nose at Congress, Which Is Impotent

Written by Gary North on September 18, 2014

IRS

Congress is impotent. The IRS is revealing this as never before. It is saying, loud and clear, that Congress cannot do anything to Lois Lerner or any other IRS employee. Sorry; no emails. They went bye-bye into cyberspace. There are no digits. There is no smoking gun. But what about the NSA? Doesn’t the NSA […]

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No Free Federal Lunch Money ==> No Nanny Menus

Written by Gary North on August 11, 2014

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It is happening all over the country. Public schools are pulling out of the federal lunch program. They are walking away from the subsidies. Why? Simple: the kids will not eat the federal lunches. They toss out the food. To get the subsidies, the districts must adopt the federal lunch menus. The kids then revolt. […]

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Money Up a Rat Hole: The “Space Fence” Boondoggle

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2014

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Gravity was a popular movie. It was lots of fun, except for one thing: it’s going to happen. Statistically, it’s going to happen. The governments of the world have known this for over 35 years. Maybe you have heard of the tragedy of the commons. It’s where a valuable asset is not owned. There is […]

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$100K Study to Count How Many Birds Fly Into Rebuilt Minnesota Bridge

Posted on April 23, 2014

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At the behest of the National Park Service (NPS), the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is planning to spend $100,000 of federal highway funds on a study to count the number of birds that are killed flying into a rebuilt bridge over the Mississippi River. The study would “determine the effect of bridge size and […]

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Nothing Like A Website That Cost $90 Million And Was Still Abandoned

Posted on April 19, 2014

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Maryland has given up on its Obamacare website, but not before spending $90 million of taxpayer funding on technology, according to a cost breakdown released Friday. Of the $90 million, exchange board Chairman Joshua Sharfstein said that the marketplace spent $55 million on the website itself, The Washington Post reports. Officials opted in late March, […]

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How To Recognize And Avoid A Credit Card Skimmer

Posted on April 14, 2014

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When you pay by credit card, take a close look at the slot you’re sticking your plastic inside: Transit officials in New York found a credit card skimmer inside a subway fare card vending machine Wednesday night. A customer discovered the skimmer and pulled it from the machine at the 59th St.-Columbus Circle station. ATM-style […]

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Another State Senator Found Embezzling Public Funds

Written by John Odermatt on March 28, 2014

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Another state senator bites the dust. The unearthing of criminal activity involving state level politicians is becoming a recurring theme in the weekly news cycle. Yet people continue to tune in to hear politician’s ideas, they continue to vote, and they continue to pay their salaries. Two weeks ago we reported on a PA state […]

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Sure He Has To Travel, But Should Obama’s Flights Cost This Much?

Posted on March 27, 2014

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President Barack Obama has spent more time traveling abroad than other U.S. president in history at this point in their presidencies, according to a forthcoming study from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation (NTUF) provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “The most internationally well-traveled President, through five years, is also flying the […]

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