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Anti-fascists?

The state of California is asking that pastors, educators, legislators, and just about everyone else, to affirm homosexuality and transgenderism. It’s asking politely now, but is this just the start? And how, in the name of the First Amendment, is this even a thing anyway?

Antifa, that wonderful organization that opposes fascism (hey, it’s in the name, right), uses fascist tactics to physically beat up journalists covering them. But the media want to give them a pass. Hey, nobody’s perfect, right Don Lemon?

OPEC looks like it will try to drive up the price of oil, but we may not feel it quite as much here in America. I’ll tell you why. (Thank you, Sarah Palin!)

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California Assembly seeks LGBT affirmation from pastors, churches

Antifa Members Have Repeatedly Attacked Journalists Who Cover Them

U.S. Oil Output Tops 12 Million Barrels a Day for First Time

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Baronnelle Stutzman

How is the socialized medicine system that is the VA (that was the blueprint for ObamaCare) dealing with some care deficiencies? Leaning on the private sector, of course.

WalMart’s CEO is challenging Congress to raise the minimum wage. Why doesn’t he just do it himself rather than try to get Congress to make him? The answer is to stifle competition.

And it looks like the Supreme Court is going to have to rule on religious freedom pretty soon. Another private business is being sued for not participating in a same-sex wedding, and no, it has demonstrably nothing to do with not serving gays.

Mentioned links:

Veterans get access to urgent care, more doctors starting Thursday under new law

Episode 64: Who Really Killed the Incandescent Light Bulb

How a higher minimum wage could help Walmart

Washington Supreme Court rules against florist who refused service for gay couple’s wedding

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The crisis on the border is real

Colleges and universities are supposedly where free speech and association are encouraged. Well, I have an example of where the students were all for those until they realized that it meant freedom for everyone, and there were some groups for whom they simply couldn’t allow that.

The Border Patrol has its hands full, literally. The detention centers and courts that process illegal immigrants are not able to handle the surge of people coming across the border. But hey, it’s not like it’s a crisis or anything.

And, oh yes, kittens.

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Iowa State student government opposes freedom of association after learning it protects Christians

Democrats fight for kittens’ right to life after voting to kill born-alive babies

Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants

Report: DHS to Release 1.8K Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens into U.S. over Weekend

Immigration court backlog up 300%, system ‘on brink of collapse’

Authorities move to shut down ‘national puppy laundering ring’ with ties to Chicago pet stores

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Jamie Shupe

Jamie Shupe, who became a transgender and got nationwide publicity when doing so, realized it was all a “sham” and has returned to being the man he was born as. I’ll talk about his journey there and back again. (But don’t expect that he’ll get the same media attention this time.)

It turns out that no matter how  you implement them, disincentives to work turn out pretty much the same way. In Finland, they compared traditional unemployment benefits with the Universal Basic Income for 2 years. I’ll discuss their findings.

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I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Yields Disappointing Returns

Iran Appointed to U.N. Women’s Rights Committee

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How can we get health care costs down?

I have a story for both cat lovers and health care cost enthusiasts. Really? You’ll hear about trying to care for a sick cat shows how the free market can reduce those health care costs.

Blanca was about to lose her house after her husband died. Hear about how she recovered from that, how she took steps to ensure her financial stability, and how ironic her solution was.

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Cat Bites The Hand That Feeds; Hospital Bills $48,512

Ocasio-Cortez’s Mom Leaves New York To Escape Democrats’ High Taxes

EXCLUSIVE: ‘God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff!’ The privacy-loving mother of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whips up lasagna as she tells how she had to flee New York because of high taxes and gushes about wedding bells for her daughter

As New Evidence of Progressive Bigotry Emerges, Jack Phillips Finally Wins His Case

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Enjoying Democrat privilege

Listener Mark has a better suggestion than the REINS Act for reducing the tentacles of the bureaucratic state; scrap it.

Have you noticed a difference in how Democrats and the media treat similar scandals regarding the two parties? I have, and here’s the latest example.

Baby Thomas was born recently to a father who finds amazing healing from him and a reason to live. Listen in to understand why.

Mentioned links:

Episode 240 (covering the REINS Act)

Administrative Procedure Act [Wikipedia]

The Conservative Zone

Ralph Northam Is Still Governor Of Virginia, And He’s Likely To Remain There

Alfie Evans’ dad says new baby has given him a reason to live after son’s death

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“Weaponizing” a government shutdown

This time out, I have 2 stories both suggested by listeners.

Brandon had some questions about the current government shutdown and how it compares with previous ones.

And Phil wanted to let me know of a bill that will take power away from unelected bureaucrats and give it back to our representatives in Congress.

Mentioned links:

Garbage, feces take toll on national parks amid shutdown

Manufactured Pain in the Government Shutdown [my blog post from October, 2013]

#MillionVetMarch Assembles Peacefully, Pulls Down Lincoln Memorial #Barrycades.

Everything you need to know about the government shutdown

Senators Reintroduce REINS Act

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“Free” health care for NYC?

Listener Barb sent me an article showing that the IRS, as tireless as they are collecting money, seems to be asleep when it comes to giving out your tax money to illegal immigrants.

New York City is going to try an experiment with “free” health care. That doesn’t seem very surprising. What is surprising is what they predict it will cost.

And listener “OhioHistorian” has an opinion on my story on the Scouts BSA from last episode.

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Comment by “OhioHistorian”

IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers For Taxes

NYC Mayor Guarantees Comprehensive Health Care for All in Historic Surprise Announcement

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Episode 238: Bankrupt BSA / Operation Choke Point

BSA in trouble

Returning from my Christmas break, I have 4(!) stories to cover this time out.

The Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scouts of America) may be declaring bankruptcy. Could this financial situation have been prevented? I think so.

There’s a crackdown on illegal immigration on the southern border. Old news? Not really.

How much of federal government spending is on auto-pilot? How much just get automatically renewed, with built in increased, every year? The answer will surprise you. It surprised me.

Can bank regulators just cut off certain businesses’ access to the banking system? Yes, and you can thank Obama for that.

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BOY SCOUTS ON VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY

Mexico announces crackdown on illegal immigration: ‘Get in line and you can enter our country’

Shock Report: 86% Of Government Spending Is Now On Autopilot

Newly Unsealed Documents Show Top FDIC Officials Running Operation Choke Point

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Telling a great story

Is it OK to rape if the culture you come from has normalized it?

Why is Havana crumbling? What are the costs, and is it affecting their great (according to Michael Moore) health care?

And is depicting bullying necessary when telling an anti-bullying story? Some people don’t think so. Let’s let Rudolph demonstrate why it is. Merry Christmas!

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Refugee acquitted of rape ‘as he has different cultural norms’ – His female victim attempted suicide

How Havana is collapsing, building by building

The truth about Cuba’s health care system

Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’

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