How Not to Be a Sh!thole Country: Lessons from South Africa by Joel Pollock (Breitbart editor)
[Amazon] The U.S is on the threshold of radical political change, following months of unrest. Incoming President Joe Biden pledges to "transform" America and "rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country." South Africa has attempted a similar kind of "transformation" since its transition to democracy in 1994. In both countries, a utopian left-wing movement has decided that formal, legal equality is insufficient, and that the constitution is an obstacle to progress. Before the U.S. embarks on a dangerous political journey, it should consider the lessons -- both positive and negative -- of South Africa's experience. This ebook draws on President Donald Trump's infamous alleged quip about "sh!thole countries." Though he denied making the profane comment, it is a useful shorthand for what neither the U.S. nor South Africa would wish to become -- but which "transformation" could condemn them to be.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/06/2021 11:48 ||
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In other words, common law defines what you can't do while leaving you free to do everything else, while the Napoleonic Code, also known as civil law, is a top-down system that often becomes a vastly more bureaucratic and controlling approach to governing citizens, effectively spelling out in detail what you can do, under a "Government knows best" mantra
A Nevada bill would allow tech companies to form their own local governments. Companies with large amounts of land would be given the same authority as counties, that is, schools, courts, taxes and ordinances. What could go wrong? Sisolak has obviously never read any SciFi. Just imagine living in Zuckerville.
Back to Company Towns. My dad was raised on a coal mining company town in W.Virginia. When Grandpa lost his leg in a mining accident, their family was evicted from the town. I'm sure Big Tech will be better because "Do No Evil"
Posted by: Rex Mundi ||
02/06/2021 9:39 Comments ||
As corporations come to see their business as more rent seeking and woke groveling, I suspect the problem will be self-limiting.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/06/2021 10:11 Comments ||
I have a theory. The 'defund the cops' shtick was a precursor to just this. In reality they want to replace the system. The corporations want to have coercive power. Something out of the Open Society/Alvin Toffler revolution rulebook.
Posted by: Ann Arkey5221 ||
02/06/2021 03:43 ||
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They will continue to be allowed to drive uninsured without consequence. Don't you go trying that, whitey...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/06/2021 8:13 Comments ||
15 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
So drive with extreme caution around ANYONE with a license plate from these state on their vehicle, especially if its a Tesla.
Tesla - The Original "Asleep Behind the Wheel™" manufacturer
When we lived in Germany and Belgium we were required to get a national drivers license by the end of the first year of residence, necessary because the international drivers license we got before we left home was only good for twelve months. In both countries we had to provide documents showing legal residence and our current address, and our American license meant we didn’t have to pass the usual tests — a relief in Germany, as I was not at all certain I would be able to pass.
Added at 12:50 p.m. ET: The Populist Press piece points to an Associated Press article, which reports:
Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state’s economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday.
The zones would permit companies with large areas of land to form governments carrying the same authority as counties, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts and courts and provide government services.
The measure to further economic development with the “alternative form of local government” has not yet been introduced in the Legislature.
Posted by: Ann Arkey5221 ||
02/06/2021 03:38 ||
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Sovereignty is the supreme authority within a territory. In any state, sovereignty is assigned to the person, body, or institution that has the ultimate authority over other people in order to establish a law or change an existing law.
Feudalism - Bill Gates Largest Land Owner in America establishes his OWN State/Nation !
Rule #1 - Take the JAB -"Itsa Killa™"
Rule #2 - We Don't need no Stinkin Rules, We run dis joint by caprice. All Hale King Bill !
Bill Gates Largest Land Owner in America The real landowner is the entity that sets the tax rates, whoever or whatever that turns out to be. If Bill doesn't pay his real estate tax, he will lose his real estate.
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02/06/2021 10:43 Comments ||
[Breitbart] The Biden administration is working with congressional committees to allow intelligence agencies to "target" American citizens as terrorists, Sebastian Gorka, host of the America First radio show, warned on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Gorka stated, "I was informed yesterday by a private citizen that the Biden administration — and this comes on top of what Austin is doing with the military — but the Biden administration is working with the Senate and House intelligence committees to make amendments to an executive order from the 1980s — it’s called 12333 — to permit the NSA and the CIA to target U.S. citizens as domestic terror threats."
Executive Order 12333, titled "United States Intelligence Activities," lays out parameters for government surveillance of both U.S. citizens and aliens at home and abroad.
I don't believe they are really thinking "you get more of what you subsidize" through to its ultimate conclusion...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/06/2021 10:13 Comments ||
We are becoming the "Surveilled Society." In a free society, this becomes governmental over-reach and perversion. For what purpose? Manipulation, control and to instill fear of the government in its people. Over the years, our 4th Amendment has been trashed. The NKVD, Stasi, and Gestapo have used these intrusive totalitarian surveillance methods. Are we headed down this path?
Without question -- unless the citizens fight back. It will take 2-3 years, but citizens need to persuade wealthy conservatives to fund the creation of an alternative network of technology providers: ISPs, server farms & cloud providers, security vendors, social media sites.
Plus the full panoply of political activists: full-time organizers, local party organizers who identify talent and recruit candidates for office, maintain voter databases and get them to the polls, election monitors.
Plus serious and professional full-time investigative journalists, as well as serious, experienced litigators.
If the above institutional levers are not developed, and fast, then the only options are either the road to serfdom or the bloody path. No use pretending we'll muddle through and come out ok.
Posted by: Boss Shavirt4587 ||
02/06/2021 14:21 Comments ||
It will be the bloody path. There is no time to implement the things you suggest. And, I doubt those currently in power would allow it.
The process is already started, Boss Shavirt4587. It turns oout America really is an Army of Davids.
Project Veritas is one of many groups already doing investigations and journalism. Michael Yon, Andy Ngo...y’all know even more names. They all take donations and some sell subscriptions. So that side of things is covered.
Parler, MeWe, CloutHub, and a surprising number of others are investing in infrastructure as well as creating new social media sites.
There are websites building lists of conservative businesses and services so those who choose can more easily direct their spending toward mutual support of those the Left is trying to purge from the national economy altogether.
It’s not as easy as despair, but none of this is “last full measure of devotion” hard.
[LI] New York State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ended the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Republican challenger Claudia Tenney defeated Democrat incumbent Anthony Brindisi.
The ruling represents the most definitive answer to who won in an election saga with many twists and turns, though it’s not entirely over yet. Democrat Anthony Brindisi has promised to appeal at the state court, and he could seek to contest the election results at the House of Representatives itself.
Tenney, of New Hartford, is ahead of Brindisi by 109 votes. She earned 156,099 votes to Brindisi’s 155,989.
State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ruled that counties and the state elections board are to certify the election, rejecting an effort by Democrat Anthony Brindisi, who occupied the seat until November 2020, to keep the election unofficial until his appeal to a higher court concludes.
In ruling against Brindisi, DelConte argued that the Democrat did not provide enough evidence that certifying Tenney would cause "irreparable harm," given that he still had a remedy at the federal level.
It’s not clear when Brindisi’s appeal will begin. His attorneys announced Friday morning that they will appeal DelConte’s rejection of several hundred ballots that Brindisi wanted counted.
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Given the situation in AZ that seat could flip also... Given the AZ legislatures and COURTS are demanding a look at the voting machines and Ballots...
It seems certain AZ County (USDP) election officials are refusing and now are in contempt of Court refusing to hand over the items.
I guess they need more time to "upgrade and clean the warehouse up".
[GatewayPundit] On Tuesday, November 3rd President Trump was ahead of Joe Biden in the swing state of Michigan by over 100,000 votes. This appeared to be another solid win for President Trump in Michigan with a greater margin than his 2016 victory. The ballot counting in Detroit, Michigan on election night took place at the TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Hall.
This is the site where Detroit City Officials put cardboard over the windows to prevent the GOP observers from seeing in, where poll workers were militantly hostile to the GOP observers, and where hundreds of affidavits by election observers claim they witnessed voter fraud.
At least three election observers testified in sworn affidavits that they witnessed vehicles delivering fraudulent ballots to the TCF Center early in the morning on November 4th.
The Gateway Pundit requested the TCF video back in December! Last Friday we were sent the requested video.
And what we found is a political bombshell.
** At 3:23 AM The Gateway Pundit has exclusive video of a white van registered to the city of Detroit entering the gate into the TCF Center.
** At 3:25 AM we discovered video from a second camera showing three individuals unloading over 50 boxes of ballots in a hallway inside the TCF Building and just outside the counting room.
** The ballots were then wheeled away on carts into the ballot counting room.
** The van is then seen on video leaving the center about 25 minutes later.
** Then we saw the van returning an hour later, entering the TCF Center again and unloading more boxes of ballots.
** The white van was escorted by a black sports car for both ballot deliveries.
** The white van was allowed through an electronic gate to enter the TCF complex.
This is video proof of the fraud in Detroit, Michigan. It is exactly as the GOP observers described it to us back in November!
If you so much as talk about this you'll be labelled a domestic terrorist and the CIA will be all over your ass.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
02/06/2021 11:54 Comments ||
Not the whole state...
Just those found guilty.
Otherwise the GUILTY to hide behind a giant wall of deflection eg... GA. SOS and the Sec. Of State and numerous Board of Election Supervisors are doing now....
I'd support a Special Non-Political Investigator appointed by a Supreme courts of each state and vetted by that States actual voters..... not DC.
Let them uncover and publicly display the facts found. All interviews, sworn testimony recorded and accessible by the public. Sort out the ring leaders behind this Organized Coup.
Then present the facts in OPEN COURT allowing the public access via a Publicly accessible website stream to monitor the proceedings live.
Allow those willing to ID the ringleaders to plea out to a lesser charge of Mass Civil Rights Violations. With a sentence of 5 to 10 years and a life-time Ban from Government and any related association to it.
The Treasonous upper level civilians and Commercial ring leaders should get at a minimum 20 to life without Parole or Pardon. Forfeiture of all wealth, voting rights and etc....
In the case of Politicians, if found working as, or with Foreign Agents then maybe the death penalty should be considered?
All Legal courtroom activities to be broadcasted on live of TV just like the OJ trial.
NOTE: We MUST have Fair Honest trial according to the US Constitution. So there is no doubt we still have a Bill Of Rights in America.
The best path forward would/should have been annulment of the joke election and a do-over with only in-person voting and hand counting if every ballot, supervised by two observers. No matter how long it takes or how much it costs.
[Townhall] Since the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, the call to hunt down "extremists" and "domestic terrorists" has intensified. In his inauguration speech, President Biden vowed to "confront and ...defeat" the "rise of political extremism, white supremacy, [and] domestic terrorism."
According to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, the second largest bank in the United States is reportedly assisting federal law enforcement agencies in this effort unbeknownst to its customers.
Bank of America "is actively but secretly engaged in the hunt for extremists in cooperation with the government," he said. "Bank of America is, without the knowledge or the consent of its customers, sharing private information with federal law enforcement agencies. Bank of America effectively is acting as an intelligence agency, but they're not telling you about it."
According to the exclusive evidence his program obtained, BoA allegedly combed through the financial records from its more than 60 million customers looking for those who "fit a specific profile."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.