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Italian Peace Activist Hanged In Gaza

Posted: April 15, 2011 in in, news

April 15, 2011 BBC World News.

Maybe his definition of “peace” did not include murder of Israeli civilians.

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When Dwayne Whitney started his trucking business decades ago he had only one truck. Today he has eighteen and 20 employees. But that’s about to change.

“The State of California says my trucks are killing people,” says Whitney. “What do you say to that?”

In a few years, new air quality regulations approved by the California Air Resources Board will render Whitney’s entire fleet illegal.

“New CARB rules are putting me out of business,” he says.

CARB claims that diesel particulates, a type of pollution emitted from buses and trucks, contributes to 2,000 premature deaths in California each year. But UCLA epidemiologist Dr. James Enstrom says the number should be closer to zero.

In 2005 Enstrom authored an extensive study that found no relationship between diesel particulates and premature deaths. He says his study, as well as other evidence that agrees with it, have been ignored by an agency bent on passing ever more stringent regulations regardless of their effect on California’s economy.

Enstrom blew the whistle on CARB for, among other things, failing to publicize that the lead author of the study that was used to justify the new regulations falsified his education history (he purchased his PhD from an online diploma mill).

But UCLA didn’t come to Enstrom’s defense. In fact, officials informed him that, after 34 years at the university, he was out of a job.

“The environmental regulation machine in powerful in California,” says Adam Kissel of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which is defending Enstrom in the fight to keep his job. “When Dr. Enstrom went up against that machine he was retaliated against.”

A hearing that begins on April 4 will determine whether Dr. Enstrom keeps his job, and the final decision rests with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.

Says Kissel, “If Dr. Enstrom loses his job because he exercised his academic freedom, then it’s a message to other researchers that you’d better not rock the boat because you might be next.”

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Jeffrey Tucker interviews Kel Kelly, author of ‘The Case for Legalizing Capitalism’. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 November 2010.Jeffrey Tucker interviews Kel Kelly, author of ‘The Case for Legalizing Capitalism’. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 November 2010.Jeffrey Tucker interviews Kel Kelly, author of ‘The Case for Legalizing Capitalism’. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 November 2010.Jeffrey Tucker interviews Kel Kelly, author of ‘The Case for Legalizing Capitalism’. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 November 2010.Jeffrey Tucker interviews Kel Kelly, author of ‘The Case for Legalizing Capitalism’. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 November 2010.

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Love ’em or loathe ’em, the Tea Party people have at least one thing right — they’re fed up with the big spenders in Congress. So is Anne McKinney — and here’s her song about it!

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And don’t miss her Ballad of Timothy Geithner

Charlie Daniels’ Letter to Obama

Posted: September 27, 2010 in america, charlie, daniels, in

You and your party have corrupted duly elected officials in an effort to get your legislative agenda passed. Remember the “Louisiana Purchase” and the “Cornhusker Kickback,” and that’s just a couple we know about, but you bought off a bunch of congressmen and senators, knowing that you were going against the will of the majority of Americans, because you think that you and your arrogant friends know more about what’s good for America than the citizens your disastrous actions effect.

Am I accusing you of being an elitist?

You bet.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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