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Personal Freedom Versus Political Paternalism





What is the role of government in society? The answer determines the nature of the social order and how people are expected and allowed to interact with one another – on the basis of either force or freedom. The alternatives are really rather simple. Government may be narrowly limited to perform the essential task of protecting each individual’s right to his life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. Or it may be used to try to modify, influence, or dictate the conduct of the citizenry.

 
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65,000% Spike In Reported Radioactivity After Tritium Leaks At Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant





New York governor Andrew Cuomo, in a letter Saturday to the state Health Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation, called for the probe into the Indian Point NPP after he said Entergy, the plant's owner, reported "alarming levels of radioactivity" at three monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000 percent.

 
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The Islamization Of America In 2015, Part 2





More than half (51%) of Muslims in America believe they should "have the choice of being governed according to Sharia." Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts. Nearly a quarter believed that, "It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed."

 
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War Party On The Run - The Roots Of The Anti-Trump, Anti-Sanders Camps In Both Parties





We are hearing the voices of the Mushy Moderate Middle rise up in defense of the status quo: Democrats like the Washington courtier Dana Milbank are warning us against Sanders, while the neocons to a man are railing against the Trumpist Temptation. This should be enough to tell us what is the right road to take and what our answer to the Mushy Middletarians must be: Extremism in defense of peace is no vice – and moderation in the fight against the War Party is no virtue!

 
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6 Cities In Michigan Have Even Higher Levels Of Lead Than Flint





The problem is... we’re still using kids as lead detectors.”

 
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Meanwhile On Times Square, Snowboarding Behind A Jeep





When non-exceptional countries get "snowed in" by historical storms, they huddle around their wood burners with fingerless mittens keeping their hands warm while peeling potatoes and playing chess. In America, however, they skijore...

 
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Bloomberg May Run For President After Becoming "Frustrated" With Race Gone "Haywire"





Frustrated with what he believes is a presidental race gone off the rails, Michael Bloomberg is set to make a run at the White House as an independent candidate, multiple sources say. Although commentators are divided on the effect Bloomberg's entry would have on Trump and Sanders, one thing is certain: Hillary Clinton has the most to lose.

 
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Why The Oil Price Crash Is Killing The NHL





With oil prices dipping below $30 and dire forecasts for the already-low Canadian dollar, the National Hockey League (NHL) is taking a hit that would normally lead to a mass exodus of players to Russia - if the ruble wasn’t tanking as well.

 
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The "Historic" Winter Blizard Was Just Upgraded To A "Potentially Epic Winter Blockbuster"





The upcoming winter storm hyperbole factor just went up a notch, this time courtesy the Weather Undereground's Bob Henson, who has decided that merely "historic" is too cut and dry, and has instead dubbed the imminent climatic phenomenon not only "potentially epic" but a "winter blockbuster" to boot.

 
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