Sunday, November 22, 2015

CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE GONE WILD: US cops seized more property than criminals stole in 2014 – FBI



This Will Bust San Francisco’s Insane Home Price Bubble

Just insane!  I can't think of a worse time to try to buy a house in SF!!  Median condo price of $1.1 million??
About 59,000 housing units are under construction or in the planning stages, based on the SF Planning Department’s new Q3 report. They’ll come on the market over the next five to six years to increase the city’s housing stock of 382,000 units by over 15%. About 3,500 units already came on the market in 2014. This year, even more units are coming on the market. In 2016, the floodgates will open. And mostly expensive units.

But that’s just the near-ish term. There are three additional mega-construction projects in the pipeline that will take a little longer: Park Merced (5,700 units), Hunters Point which includes the contaminated Navy shipyards (10,300 units), and Treasure Island, also a former Navy site with radioactive contamination, a scandal I wrote about in 2012 (7,800 units). With these projects, the housing supply in the pipeline jumps to over 82,000 units.
I don't see this ending well at all!

This happened in Florida during the last market collapse.  That was horrible.

Rule of law? FORGET IT!

This is exactly why businesses are leaving this nation.  If there is no rule of law, what do you have?  Despotism and a dictatorship.  A banana republic.
In 2012, having spent $180,000 defending himself against three separate state actions, Frost sued the attorney general, the state Banking Department and several state employees of both departments, claiming the state retroactively applied a new law, lied in court, conducted an illegal search and overlooked the reasons for the initial complaint that triggered the investigation.

Frost also claimed violation of his Constitutional rights against unreasonable search and seizure, and brought negligent supervision claims against several state officials and agencies.

All of those claims were dismissed in Superior Court under the doctrine of “official immunity,” which placed a heavy burden of proof on Frost.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld that ruling, quoting a precedent which stated, “This exacting standard gives government officials breathing room to make reasonable but mistaken judgments by protecting all but the plainly incompetent or those who knowingly violate the law.”
Reasonable?  There was NOTHING reasonable about what occurred to this man.

The partial good news is the legislature is pushing a law through to reimburse Mr. Frost the money due him.  What really needs to happen is make the agency bosses responsible for what happened.

Parody Video hits the mark on pathetic Leftist Controlled Speech

And the really sad part?  It's all true.

Stockton threatened with lawsuit over prayer rally

No one is hurt by this.  What is to object to?

"As long as there is crime and homicides in Stockton, I'm going to continue to lead the city in prayer," said Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva.

Silva said he does not believe he did anything wrong when he held a 12-hour prayer rally in Stockton last week.

"I don't think I did anything wrong. My city had its 40th homicide. So we are in desperate need of immediate action. Residents want something done and want to feel safe, and if I have to give them hope and prayer, that is what I will do," said Silva.

The group Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers said prayer rallies are unconstitutional.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’

The war on carbon dioxide is so stunningly stupid, you have to sometimes wonder what is the real reason for waging it?

Lindzen singled out Secretary of State John Kerry for his ‘ignorance’ on science.

“John Kerry stands alone,” Lindzen said. “Kerry expresses his ignorance of what science is,” he added.

Lindzen also criticized EPA Chief Gina McCarthy’s education: “I don’t want to be snobbish, but U Mass Boston is not a very good school,” he said to laughter.

Lindzen concluded his talk by saying: “Learn how to identify claims that have no alarming implications and free to say ‘So what?’”

Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer, who has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, called policies to reduce CO2 “based on nonsense.”

“Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. They are all based on computer models that do not work. We are being led down a false path.

“Our breath is not that different from a power plant,” he continued.

“To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?” he asked.

“Coal, formed from ancient CO2, is a benefit to the world. Coal is CO2 from ancient atmospheres. We are simply returning CO2 to the atmosphere from which it came when you burn coal. And it’s a good thing since it is at very low levels in the atmosphere. We are in a CO2 famine. It is very, very low,” Happer explained.
Yes!  Someone who agrees with me!!

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 - #ManOnTheMoon

John Lewis also has some good ones.

And then there is this spoof: