Equality, Charity, and Caring

A new wrinkle in the LGBT “equality” movement, the latest Clinton Foundation mess, government mandated “charity”, and whether or not Social Justice Warriors care about REAL people,

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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

LGBT Jeweler Refund Story – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418801/tolerant-jeweler-who-harbored-impure-opinion-same-sex-marriage-charles-c-w-cooke

Singapore: A Fascinating Alternative To The Welfare State – http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2015/03/31/singapore-a-fascinating-alternative-to-the-welfare-state/

Welfare Reform, Look to Singapore – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/welfare-messaging-look-to-singapore/

French Supermarkets Forced to Donate Unsold Food – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3092932/Supermarkets-forced-unsold-food-charities-news-laws-aimed-reducing-waste-France.html

At Sea in an Alien Culture – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418830/sea-alien-culture-where-normal-defined-deviant-quin-hillyer?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5563b12f04d301152b000001&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

The Party of Choice Tomorrowland Review – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/movie-reviews/choice-movie-reviews-tomorrowland-by-andy-peth

Clinton Foundation and Arms Dealing – http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2015/05/26/clintons-state-department-approved-weapons-deals-to-governments-who-made-donations-to-their-foundation-n2003917

A Stark Contrast – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/a-stark-contrast/

Pantsuit t and pillow @THR https://twitter.com/THR/status/603236232026546176

Bimbo repellant @TheMOrningSpew https://twitter.com/TheMorningSpew/status/603219184512737280

Advanced fighter jets @JackieKPGH https://twitter.com/JackieKPGH/status/603231768704090112

Support ho’s – @brakinggnus https://twitter.com/brakinggnus/status/603243488168255489

Electromagnet – @andrewpcurrier https://twitter.com/andrewpcurrier/status/603245911796494336

Exterior paint – @Imaumbn https://twitter.com/Imaumbn/status/603261361355763712

Mao jackets @pRESIDENT_ALIEN https://twitter.com/pRESIDENT_ALIEN/status/603264155324407809

Uranium one stock – @gamurgis https://twitter.com/gamurgis/status/603273008355094528

Uranium mine @CrankyGordon https://twitter.com/CrankyGordon/status/603202165973360640

Money out of politics t – @JackieKPGH https://twitter.com/JackieKPGH/status/603203851055955968

Wh china set @dbright21 https://twitter.com/Dbright21/status/603210529948106752

Discount integrity @airess https://twitter.com/Airess/status/603211146225582080

Bosnian sniper Halloween costume @histreader https://twitter.com/HistReader/status/603216521721155585

Blame game @ag_texas https://twitter.com/ag_texas/status/603199831037771776

 

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The Refinery ep.1428: Christmas Spirit, Two Americas, Bullying

On this week’s episode of #TheRefinery The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Andy & Cori, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia, Peter, & JD get into the Christmas spirit with some holiday talk, we get into what might happen if the country was split into two new countries based on ideology, and we talk about “The Age Of The Bully” in our Left Tactics segment!

THIS WEEK’S LINKS: 

Abundance Without Attachment – Arthur Brooks – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/opinion/sunday/arthur-c-brooks-abundance-without-attachment.htm

4 Ways to Reduce Stress and Materialism This Christmas – http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/16/4-ways-to-reduce-stress-and-materialism-this-christmas/

7 Ways to Simplify Your Christmas – http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/19/seven-ways-to-simplify-your-christmas/

We Live in the Age of the Bully – http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/22/we-live-in-the-age-of-the-bully/

The Left Discovers You Shouldn’t Collectivize Guilt – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395320/left-discovers-you-shouldnt-collectivize-guilt-charles-c-w-cooke

IRS Targeting – http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2014/12/23/irs-hid-conservative-targeting-until-after-2012-presidential-election-smidgen-corrupt/

Kurt Schlichter’s Free Market Jesus Paradise piece – http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2014/12/15/nothing-succeeds-like-liberal-secession-blue-america-without-red-america-would-be-a-basket-case-n1931175

Republicans are Winning the Fiscal Fight – http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/republicans-are-winning-fiscal-fight

Culberson Sets Record Straight on CROmnibus – http://ponderingpenguin.blogspot.com/2014/12/culberson-sets-record-straight-on.html

Foreign nationals job stats – http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/19/fewer-us-born-americans-have-jobs-now-than-in-2007/

Immigrant Job Gains, Native Job Losses – http://cis.org/immigrant-gains-native-losses-in-the-job-market-2000-to-2013

How Can Good Things Happen Without Government?

shutdown-closedMuch of the “concern” about government shutdown is that without the federal government, good things stop happening. At least, that’s what the Big Government fear mongers are trying to convince us.

“Shutdown Theater” is all about immediate cessation of the good stuff, making us feel the pain of a government shutdown, so that we will clamor for someone to help us, save us, protect us, care for us! And then…Big Gov’t steps in and saves the day. And then, the most important part…we meekly go back to our lives of drudgery continuing to give Gov’t big piles of our money so that they can live fancy lives “taking care of us”.

Guess what? It’s a lie!!!

Sams Club Fayetteville, ArkansasCostcoThe Feds shutdown the military commissaries so that poor veterans and soldiers lost the savings that many of them depend on. Sam’s Club and Costco immediately stepped in. They didn’t have to discuss or pass any laws or hire consultants, the free market was able to move quickly and make that decision. I suspect that one of the two came out with the message first, and the other, wanting to compete, followed suit. That’s the free market.

FisherHouse1The Feds stopped the immediate payout to families of fallen soldiers, which has allowed them to travel overseas to accompany their loved ones home. The story hit the news yesterday. Fisher House steps in with a solution today.

That’s two different solutions to “problems” that the Big Gov’t folks wanted you to feel the pain about. One solution is free market competition, the other is individual charity. Both solutions were implemented quickly, can be adjusted quickly to meet demand, and are implemented voluntarily by all parties – no confiscation of money involved.

This is how smaller government works.

And it TERRIIFIES the Big Gov’t folks for you to discover this, and understand it in this way.

Because it makes you think….hey,. maybe I don’t have to be a dependent child of the government, maybe I can be a free and independent adult.

Spread this story – make sure to explain it to people in these terms, so that they understand.

References:

Fisher House Steps in: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/09/nonprofit-steps-up-to-help-families-of-fallen-soldiers-after-government-shutdown-blocks-death-benefits

Sam’s Club Free Passes to Military: http://www3.samsclub.com/newsroom/Press/1513

Costco Free Membership to Military: http://www.examiner.com/article/costco-welcomes-military-id-card-holders-u-s-a-a-gives-loans-to-service-members