Despite a historic opportunity for third parties to do well this presidential election, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson seems determined to blow it. In the equivalent of shooting himself in the political foot, Johnson announced support for a deeply unpopular tax on emissions of carbon dioxide, or CO2, to stop alleged “climate change.” And he sought to deceive voters while doing it, framing the tax scheme as a “fee” and a “free-market approach.”
Legislators can pass laws requiring background checks and putting undesirables onto “no fly, no buy” lists all day long. But they will have precious little impact when people have the freedom to purchase the increasingly sophisticated hardware and software to make their own weapons at home.
VIDEO - Alex Newman discusses the attack on “climate deniers,” where AGs have launched investigations on their “fraud.” While learning that only 40% of Americans believe people are being harmed by climate change today, and that even in the satellite record global warming has not been seen in over 20 years, will free speech prevail in order to expose the truth?
George Orwell may have imagined a world of total surveillance, but even his fertile imagination and acute understanding of totalitarianism did not foresee a world where the citizens demand, purchase, install, and configure devices to conduct the bulk of the surveillance on themselves and others. He also did not foresee the incestuous — if sometimes less-than-harmonious — relationship between government and business that would bring about the surveillance state. In the digital age, we have a state of total (or near total) surveillance that makes 1984 look like child’s play.
Despite historically high demand for oil, inventories have never been higher, and experts say oil prices are likely to drop back into the $20 per barrel range soon.
OPEC’s current president, Qatar’s energy minister Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, announced Monday that the oil cartel will hold “informal” side meetings at the International Energy Forum in Algeria in late September. Not surprisingly, the topic will once again be “cooperation” among the disparate and increasingly desperate members to restrict production in efforts to force oil prices higher.
The United Nations has produced several "research" papers predicting that soon it will be too hot to do any labor-intensive work.