Saturday, August 30, 2014

Episode 113: Communities; Due Process

Music Free Static Episode 113

1 0:00:00 Introduction

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2 0:01:49 Community

Every community has its problems. Are you one of them? I'll talk about what it means for any community and for one political party in particular.

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4 0:45:49 Due Process

Domestic violence and sexual assault are very serious crimes but, in our haste to crack down on them, are we eliminating due process?

5 Copyright

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Seeing Stars for 2014-08-29

Colorado

Technology

Politics

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Government Continues to Pressure Banks to Stop Serving Legal Businesses

This should scare anyone who cares about liberty.

SunTrust, which counts more than 400,000 small business clients, cited “compliance requirements” as its reason for closing accounts with “payday lenders, pawn shops and dedicated check-cashers.”

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According to a House committee report, the FDIC, under direction of the Justice Department, has pressured banks and other financial institutions to sever ties to a variety of legal businesses that the Obama administration considers objectionable.

Any legal business that the administration considers objectionable. Notice that gun sellers are on the list despite gun ownership being a Constitutionally protected right. Obama hates an armed population so his administration is attempting to disarm it. What about car dealers? Theoretically, the administration could put any car dealer that sells gas using (and polluting) cars on the list. In Colorado, the now legal marijuana dealers are having problems doing business because they can't get bank accounts. Why? Because pot is still illegal Federally and banks won't do business with them. It's a significant barrier to entry into the market.

That's the point, really. If the government can strong arm banks into only doing business with "approved", it can exert a lot of control over the economy. It's a socialist's wet dream.

Operation Choke Point needs to be shutdown.