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For Most Things, Recycling Harms the Environment | AIER
ge or a valuable commodity. Hold it in your hand, or hold a cup of it, or tank, or however you can handle it. Consider: Will someone pay me for this? If the answer is yes, it’s a commodity, a valuab
recycling 
august 2019
George Will’s book ‘The Conservative Sensibility’: Is the individual obsolete? - Washington Post
What made Warren’s riff interesting, and Obama’s echo of it important, is that both spoke in order to advance the progressive project of diluting the concept of individualism. Dilution is a prerequisite for advancement of a collectivist political agenda.
individual  barackobama  socialism  progressive 
june 2019
Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism
Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing.
socialism 
may 2019
DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show - The New York Times
Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.
dna 
may 2019
Harvard Immunologist to Legislators: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone
cines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission
vaccination 
may 2019
U.S. Prisoners Have Lost a Combined 20,000 Years of Life to False Convictions - Hit & Run : Reason.com
In 2018 alone, wrongly convicted prisoners lost more than 1,600 years of life behind bars.

That's a new record, according to the annual report from The National Registry of Exonerations, which tracks all exonerations from 1989 onward. In 2018, 151 people were freed from serving sentences for crimes they did not commit. They had served 1,639 years altogether, an average of about 11 years per person.
prison  prosecutor  justice 
april 2019
The FBI's New National Watchlist – The Intercept
abuser and victim can be arrested. “Depending on workplace discrimination laws,” Lynch said, “this could allow employers to use a minor crimin
fbi  utpol  rapback 
november 2018
Judge Willett Questions Qualified Immunity - Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com
Chief Justice Marshall: "The government of the United States has been emphatically termed a government of laws, and not of men. It will certainly cease to deserve this high appellation, if the laws furnish no remedy for the violation of a vested legal right."
immunity  court  prosecutor  utpol 
september 2018
Cedar City Loosens Gun Ordinances
Gun ordinances are more lax in Cedar City after city leaders realized they conflicted with state law.

Wednesday night, the city council voted unanimously to change the gun ordinances.

People can now open carry or conceal carry their guns in Cedar City's parks.

That's one of the most notable changes after city council member Paul Cozzens saw a study by Libertas Institute last year.

"We really didn't know it wasn't in compliance with state law," Cozzens said.

The study found Cedar City had some of the toughest firearms regulations in Utah.

"Looking at that, I thought we need to get this fixed because we had some outdated ordinances that were not pursuant to state law. So we decided to get those fixed," Cozzens said.

In addition to allowing guns in parks, firearms can now be shot inside city limits, as long as it is in self defense. Prior to the changes, guns could not be fired at all.

City leaders say the changes make the community safer.
cedarcity  guncontrol  freestcities 
july 2018
The Daily 202: The Koch network, down a brother, emphasizes its staying power - The Washington Post
ney in transforming education, both K-12 and universities, as well as community redevelopment projects over the past few years. The donors support programs on initiatives from hel
charleskoch 
july 2018
House unanimously passes bill that addresses 13-year-old Kelo decision
To combat this expansion of power, H.R. 1689 would make any state or locality that uses the economic development justification for eminent domain ineligible from receiving federal economic development funds for two years.  This creates a major incentive for governments to respect the private property rights of its citizens.
eminentdomain 
july 2018
Venezuela: Inflation hits more than 40,000%, everyone dumps currency - Business Insider
"There's an expectation part of it, too," Hanke said. "Everyone who has a bolivar wants to get rid of it like a hot potato because they expect it's not going to be worth anything tomorrow."

The International Monetary Fund estimated in January that Venezuela's inflation rate could rise as high as 13,000% for all of 2018. Hanke was unsurprised by the discrepancy, saying no one can "accurately forecast the course or the duration of a hyperinflation."

But economists and activists say hyperinflation's presence now is clear. A recent university study found that about 90% of civilians were living in poverty last year and most of those surveyed had lost an average of 25 pounds in body weight.
venezuela  hyperinflation  inflation 
july 2018
Why Casper FFG will likely boost the price of ETH (next Ethereum upgrade, expected to be deployed in Fall 2018) : ethtrader
enerate between 2% and 8% income for validators / stakers. Right now, it looks like they are targeting 5%. This income will come
ethereum 
june 2018
46% Favor Government Guaranteed Jobs for All - Rasmussen Reports®
Senator Bernie Sanders is looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election with a proposed federal government program that guarantees all Americans a job with health insurance. Nearly half of voters like the idea.
properroleofgovernment  poll  berniesanders  work  capitalism 
may 2018
It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt - MarketWatch
It has taken a little more than six months for the U.S. national debt to grow by a trillion dollars, a quick clip that has little precedent over the nation’s recent history.
march 2018
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