Two stories of people fighting back against taxes came across my monitors. What happened to them? What’s in the News with stories on being nice to cops, cops murder man in Dallas, cops targeting Black and Hispanic people in Brooklyn, 8-year-old girl strip-searched, photos at customs, and CDC sparking a false panic. And, an Ask Me Anything on Chinese food, designing a cryptocurrency, what would I tell myself 20 years ago, occupational licensing, and wildlife conservation.
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WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES
Taxes. We all hate them. Those of us who pay them only do so under threat of kidnapping or death. Oh, and taxation is theft.
Well, not only libertarians hate taxes apparently. Many of your average citizens are sick and fucking tired of being robbed at gunpoint by perceived authorities. Two stories came across my monitors this week that point to that exact thing. Average folks telling the government to GTFO.
A Gilmanton, New Hampshire man has filed suit against the town claiming he should not be forced to pay the school portion of his municipal tax bill because he has no children enrolled. New Hampshire. It’s Like This Too!
On Nov. 5, the people of Amelia did the unimaginable to make that happen — voting 843-479 to entirely dissolve the 117-year-old village and its government.
WHAT’S IN THE NEWS
In bad boys news, Attorney General William Barr says police might stop protecting us if we aren’t nicer to them.
In more bad boys news, Dallas police officer killed a man by pinning his shoulders, knees, and neck to the ground while he yelled, “You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me!”
In even more bad boys news, multiple police officers in Brooklyn say they were told by a commander that white and Asian people should be left alone and that they should target black and Hispanic people.
In do it for the children news, an 8-year-old girl was stripped naked and searched by Virginia Department of Corrections staff after she was led to believe refusal would result in not being allowed to see her father.
In homeland insecurity news, the Trump administration intends to propose a regulation next year that would require all travelers – including U.S. citizens – to be photographed when entering or leaving the United States, according to the administration’s regulatory agenda.
In never trust the government news, the CDC botched its vaping investigation and helped spark a national panic. Instead of conducting a reasonable investigation and giving consumers useful advice, the CDC has been deliberately ambiguous.
ASK ME ANYTHING
I answer your questions on Chinese food, designing a cryptocurrency, what would I tell myself 20 years ago, occupational licensing, and wildlife conservation.