Confiscation’s Constitutional Conclusion
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Feb 22, 2019 - 8:10pm
Confiscation’s Constitutional  Conclusion

A Victory for the People On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that confiscation of property by law enforcement is no longer an option, or, as the law enforcement agencies described it, a “cash cow.” The case was Timbs v. Indiana where Tyson Timbs was caught selling heroin in Indiana, and the police seized his $42,000 Land Rover, claiming that he transported the heroin in the Land Rover. Under Indiana state law, the maximum fine for selling heroin was $10,000, so confiscating a $42,000 vehicle was in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that is, it was “cruel and unusual” as well as an “excessive fine.”  There are two articles that I wrote, the easiest accessible is:   The lower courts ruled in Timbs’s favor, but the Indiana Supreme …

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Quit Rolling Out The Red Carpet For The Enemy

Over the 230 years that have elapsed since the Constitution was ratified in June of 1788, we have endured and overcome numerous attempts by foreign nations to defeat us militarily, and some economically.   Domestic threats have been rare. Other than the occasional traitor, we have had no seriou…

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:15am
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Hate Crime Hoaxes

When I first read the bare details of that vicious, racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, homophobic attack on Z-list black hebe fag actor Jussie Smollett, I laughed out loud. OK, let me get this straight....soooo, two white MAGA-hooting Trump goons decided to go out at 2 in the morning during a brutally co…

Feb 21, 2019 - 4:02am
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EARTHLINGS, OR....IN MEMORIAM OF CHARLIE

      I watched that doc yesterday on Youtube, and, you see, I'm not shocked or touched easily. But I had to stop watching and forget my dinner (I planned to eat some pork chops). When I was in Mazatlàn, Mexico, 1980, I had a wild pig as a "watch dog". They grow BIG and can ch…

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:48am
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Unintended Consequences

We live in a world that appears to be a bit unhinge.  Our social justice warriors have taken us beyond any means of what is fair and appropriate.  Instead we now supposedly live in a world of predators and victims, with now unintended consequences.   Example one transgender rights whe…

Feb 22, 2019 - 11:52am
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I've had enough of the greens and their destructiv…

Take a serious look at both sides of the debate (it's painful reading sceptical stuff when you instinctively reject it). I went to all the usual climate alarmist blogs and asked questions evidently I shouldn't have been asking. I was met with a barrage of abuse for even asking them, really nasty stu…

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:01am
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  • - by DMR
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UNCLE SAM Has Failed as a Parent, Stop Being the C…

My father told me that on the island he was born on the people under Teto, communist Yugoslavia, complain about when the STATE is going to take the rock out of the road, likely in the middle of the village. The state said they would take responsibility for the roads, all the services of the village.…

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:44am
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Jesus was a Socialist!

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Feb 21, 2019 - 12:52pm
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Order # 191- The Wrong side won the Civil War

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Feb 21, 2019 - 10:35am
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If I Were in Charge . . .

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Feb 18, 2019 - 1:48pm
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We're robbing future generations of their wealth a…

Debts are issued in the present to consume resources in the present that would have otherwise been "still in the ground" for generations to come. So not only do we rob future generations of their wealth, we rob them of the future resources that would be available to generate such wealth.   If c…

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:09pm
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The Myth of the Jews- A Holocaust Frankenstein

When Hitler came to power Germany's economy was in shambles and her Christian ethics were shattered due to the deft application of Cultural Marxism by men like George Lukacs, Max Horkheimer, Felix Weil, Theodore Adorno, and Herbert Marcuse. Germany was in complete cultural decay and similar to Ameri…

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:10pm
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On the justice system and homelessness

The California legislature passed a law that would allow San Francisco, to institute a new type of conservatorship. Supervisor Mandelman with the encouragement of Mayor Breed has proposed legislation to implement this. When someone is conserved they lose all civil rights and a court appointee has au…

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:59am
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Overdue Movie Review: Repo Man

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Feb 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
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Source: Letter found by Chicago PD on Jussie Smoll…

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Feb 21, 2019 - 9:16pm
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The Association

  Larry sat at the polished walnut conference table, his wife seated beside him and beaming with excitement. There would be these final agonizing moments here inside the title company and they would take possession of their first home. There were three others seated around the table; the att…

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:20am
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Ugly is the New Beauty

Models. Supermodels. Actresses. Oh, I meant actors. Beauty pageant contestants. Besides being female, vain, and gold-digging whores and prostitutes, they also increasingly have another thing in common. Most of them are ugly enough to scatter a leper colony. Like everything else these days, the ugly …

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:52pm
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Why do people hate jews?

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Feb 21, 2019 - 4:21pm
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The Beat Goes On XXXI

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Feb 15, 2019 - 8:22am
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Book Review: Bogomil Rainov`s

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Feb 23, 2019 - 7:38am
 
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Superhero

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Feb 23, 2019 - 2:52pm
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Fear mongering about the federal debt

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Feb 23, 2019 - 5:42pm
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The Beautiful Role of Older Women

  Titus 2:1-15 reveals something beautiful that we can sometimes forget as we go along in our busy lives. As older women, some of us have become accomplished, educated, experienced, etc., and there is much we have to offer others. A barrier is there is a cloud of deception in the air, and not o…

Feb 21, 2019 - 5:57pm
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