Archive for the ‘States’ Category

Comments Off on America’s Sinking Public Pension Plans Are Now $1.4 Trillion Underwater

REASON – After several years of steady investment growth and higher contributions from taxpayers, most of America’s public sector pension plans are still awash in red ink. According to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the states collectively carry more than $1.4 trillion in pension debt—and only four states have at least 90 […]

Comments Off on Trump Announces Unprecedented Support for Legalizing Marijuana

REASON – On the first great-weather day of Spring 2018, President Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing federal objections to the legalization of marijuana, reports Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment. President Trump is preparing to support far-reaching legislation to reform federal marijuana prohibition so that states can enact their own cannabis laws without interference. “Since […]

Comments Off on Americans Are “Voting with their Feet” against High-Tax States Like California

FEE.ORG – California is a lot like France. They’re both wonderful places to visit. And they’re both great places to live if you already have a lot of money. But neither jurisdiction is very friendly to people who want to get rich. And, thanks to tax competition, that’s having a meaningful impact on migration patterns.

Comments Off on Is the U.S. Now Freer than Europe in Terms of Marijuana Decriminalization?

FEE.ORG – For years, progress on the question of legal medicinal and recreational marijuana has sparked debate in the United States. For a long time, American legalization activists used positive cases, such as the one of the Netherlands, to argue for leniency on drug-related crimes. Today, the situation seems to be reversed. Europe’s Role Models […]

Comments Off on Survival Medicine Hour: E. Coli Outbreak, Mudslides, Water Disinfection, More

DOOM AND BLOOM – SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR #386 MUDSLIDES Spring has sprung, and snowmelt plus heavy rains may increase the risk of mudslides, aka debris flows, in many areas. Find out more about this dangerous natural phenomenom which is akin to a river of wet concrete, plus some early warning signs that you property is […]

Comments Off on California’s War on ‘Economic Crimes’ Sounds Like Something From Soviet Russia

Southern Watchman says: Splitting up CA into three states is a fantastic idea. It will help to isolate the insanity flowing from the liberal leaning cities and better protect the arguably sane rural areas and people of CA. Cheers and watch your six, – Southern Watchman   REASON – For those of us who grew […]