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Thebusterbluth explains how highways destroy wealth : bestof. Mehworth comments on WATCH: Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for the Iraq War so Halliburton Would Profit. Welcome!

Mehworth comments on WATCH: Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for the Iraq War so Halliburton Would Profit

Please see the wiki before participating. /r/Politics is the subreddit for current and explicitly political U.S. news and information only. Please see our on topic statement for more information For international politics please click here. Please Do: /u/DashingLeech ELI5 in /r/politics the importance of unions in the free market. : bestof. The_Old_Gentleman comments on Anarcho-"Capitalism," as described by a mutualist's comment in /r/anarcho-capitalism. Thoughts? Anarchy101 is for any questions about the theory of anarchism, anarchist movements, anarchist opinions on certain situations or current events, or even socialist or communist theory in general.

The_Old_Gentleman comments on Anarcho-"Capitalism," as described by a mutualist's comment in /r/anarcho-capitalism. Thoughts?

No question is too basic (or advanced!) If You Can Manage To NOT Have To Live Through One Of These, You Are Lucky Indeed! Syncretism. Syncretism /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought.

Syncretism

Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism) as well as politics (syncretic politics). Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology[edit] The Oxford English Dictionary first attests the word syncretism in English in 1618.

It derives from modern Latin syncretismus, drawing on Greek συγκρητισμός (synkretismos), meaning "Cretan federation". The Greek word occurs in Plutarch's (1st century AD) essay on "Fraternal Love" in his Moralia (2.490b). Social and political roles[edit] TIL that the Rhinoceros Party was a registered party in Canada led by Cornelius, a rhinoceros, and promised to repeal the law of gravity and change Canada's currency to bubble gum, so it could be inflated or deflated at will. : todayilearned.

You learn something new every day; what did you learn today?

TIL that the Rhinoceros Party was a registered party in Canada led by Cornelius, a rhinoceros, and promised to repeal the law of gravity and change Canada's currency to bubble gum, so it could be inflated or deflated at will. : todayilearned

Submit interesting and specific facts that you just found out (not broad information you looked up, TodayILearned is not /r/wikipedia).Submissions must be verifiable. Please link directly to a reliable source that supports the claim in your post title. Images alone do not count as valid references. I think an ideal society would be run by technocrats that heavily fund education, healthcare, and science. CMV : changemyview. I know there's a lot of moving parts to this, so I'll try to tackle each part individually.

I think an ideal society would be run by technocrats that heavily fund education, healthcare, and science. CMV : changemyview

Basically a society set up this way would heavily invest in human capital (education and healthcare) and technology (indirectly through scientific advances). I understand there are marginal diminishing returns to just "throwing money" at something, but I think that holds true for any government spending structure. George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’ Does anyone really believe Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, or Chris Christie can contend against Hillary Clinton?

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

The Time For Watered-Down And Effectively Meaningless Gun Laws Is Now. Yesterday, I took immediate action in the ongoing gun control debate by removing from a proposed firearms bill a provision banning assault weapons, all but ensuring that such a restriction will not be signed into law.

The Time For Watered-Down And Effectively Meaningless Gun Laws Is Now

In taking this bold step, I have effectively ensured that millions of deadly, military-grade firearms—much like the type used in recent mass shootings in Tucson, Aurora, and Sandy Hook—will remain legal and easily accessible to all Americans. TKelKhS.jpg (630×6103) Vintage Political Infographic – Capitalists Pyramid vintage-infographic-capitalist-pyramid – BestInfographics.co.

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US Congress expands authoritarian anti-protest law. By Tom Carter 3 March 2012 Defend democratic rights!

US Congress expands authoritarian anti-protest law

Support the Socialist Equality Party election campaign! For more information and to get involved, click here. A bill passed Monday in the US House of Representatives and Thursday in the Senate would expand existing anti-protest laws that make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by a lengthy prison term—to “enter or remain in” an area designated as “restricted.” The bill—H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011”—was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, while only Ron Paul and two other Republicans voted against the bill in the House of Representatives (the bill passed 388-3).

H.R. 347 expands an existing federal criminal statute – Title 18, Section 1752 of the United States Code, or the “restricted buildings or grounds” law. Under existing law, the areas that qualify as “restricted” are defined in extremely vague and broad terms. Federal Judge: FDA Has No Authority Over Electronic Cigarettes. Judge Leon has ruled in the Smoking Everywhere and Njoy lawsuit against the FDA. He found that the electronic cigarette suppliers “are substantially likely to succeed on the merits and are likely to suffer irreparable harm if I do not return the parties to the status quo ante, their respective motions for preliminary injunction are GRANTED pending a final disposition of this case.” Judge Leon goes on to say, “This case appears to be yet another example of FDA’s aggressive efforts to regulate recreational tobacco products as drugs or devices under the FDCA.”

This means the FDA can not legally stop the importation of electronic cigarettes in to the United States by Smoking Everywhere or NJoy. Ross Perot. With an estimated net worth of about US$3.5 billion in 2012, he is ranked by Forbes as the 134th-richest person in the United States.[1] Early life[edit] From 1947 to 1949, he attended Texarkana Junior College, then entered the U.S.

Ross Perot

Naval Academy in 1949 and helped establish its honor system.[8][10] Perot said his appointment notice to the academy—sent by telegram—was sent by W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, Texas' 34th governor and former senator.[11] Perot married Margot Birmingham of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1956. Business[edit] In 1974 Perot gained some press attention for being "the biggest individual loser ever on the New York Stock Exchange" when his EDS shares dropped $450 million in value in a single day in April 1970.[13] In 1984 Perot bought a very early copy of the Magna Carta, one of only a few to leave the United Kingdom. Griswold v. Connecticut. Griswold v.

Griswold v. Connecticut

Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965),[1] is a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case involved a Connecticut statute that prohibits any person from using "any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception. " By a vote of 7–2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the "right to marital privacy". Although the Bill of Rights does not explicitly mention "privacy", Justice William O.

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Personhood: Is a Fetus a Human Being? Chlorine - Why is Chlorine Added to Tap Water? Dear EarthTalk: Why is chlorine added to tap water? Do water filters effectively filter it out? -- J.P. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Understanding the Constitution of the United States Presented to the Leadership Conference of the Office of Personnel Management By The Hon. John Charles Thomas* We are going to have some fun today talking about the Constitution of the United States. We will try to make you see that in your daily living as officers of the United States Government and as citizens of this nation, the Constitution is something worth thinking about.

'Charleston Dandy' Stephen Colbert not South Carolina moms' favorite son (video) Jan 17, 2012. SOPA initiative/Learn more. How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation. Over the weekend, the Obama administration issued a potentially game-changing statement on the blacklist bills, saying it would oppose PIPA and SOPA as written, and drew an important line in the sand by emphasizing that it “will not support” any bill “that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.

" Cyber Letters > Lecithin and Ginkgo Biloba. Date: April 8, 2004. Dietary Supplements. FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients. FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering "conventional" foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA): The Siege of Planned Parenthood. When the Government bans Pimps selling Women, aren't they crushing the entrepreneurial spirit of Job Creators. Arab Spring. The protests have shared some techniques of civil resistance in sustained campaigns involving strikes, demonstrations, marches, and rallies, as well as the effective use of social media[20][21] to organize, communicate, and raise awareness in the face of state attempts at repression and Internet censorship.[22][23] Many Arab Spring demonstrations have been met with violent responses from authorities,[24][25][26] as well as from pro-government militias and counter-demonstrators.

These attacks have been answered with violence from protestors in some cases.[27][28][29] A major slogan of the demonstrators in the Arab world has been Ash-sha`b yurid isqat an-nizam ("the people want to bring down the regime").[30] We the People: Your Voice in Our Government. About > SOPA. Thanks to the unprecedented efforts of craigslist users and other concerned citizens this week, movement on PIPA and SOPA has been indefinitely postponed! Political Activity (Hatch Act) Political Activity (Hatch Act) Hatch Act. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Information theory. Overview[edit] Republican democracy. Subsidiarity. Grassroots democracy. Cybernetics. Sociocracy.