The North American Economy is Not Free Market, by Any Means!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Syrup Smugglers Take on the Maple Mafia:
https://fee.org/articles/syrup-smugglers-take-on-the-maple-mafia/

() O Canada – the land of moose and snow, where the drugs are cheap, the people are notoriously nice, and the maple syrup farmers are clapped in irons.

Apparently it is unacceptable for a person to take something from a tree – A. Tree. – put it in a bucket, turn it into magic-tasting sugar, and give it to someone else in exchange for monies, without a government-mandated middle man swooping in on a snowmobile to take most of the sugar, some of the monies, and all of the credit.

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My Commentary: The North American economy can be called a lot of things… “Free market” is NOT one of them!

In Act of Anti-Competitive Protectionism, Massachusetts Will Tax Ride-Hailing Apps to Subsidize Taxi Industry

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A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs in his car windscreen in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs in his car windscreen in Santa Monica, California

Massachusetts to Tax Ride-Hailing Apps, Give the Money to Taxis:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-uber-idUSKCN10U1ST

(David IngramMassachusetts is preparing to levy a 5-cent fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft and spend the money on the traditional taxi industry, a subsidy that appears to be the first of its kind in the United States.

Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed the nickel fee into law this month as part of a sweeping package of regulations for the industry.

Ride services are not enthusiastic about the fee.

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My Commentary: Pathetic…

Discussing State Extortion Racket’s Continuation in Disenfranchising Home Businesses

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post , “Home Businesses Continue to Be Disenfranchised By State Extortion Racket“…

Dennise Cruz is being extorted by the State of Texas for selling homemade food to her neighbors

Dennise Cruz is being extorted by the State of Texas for selling homemade food to her neighbors

Rayn: Only government and big business can create jobs, lady! What are you? Too lazy to get REAL one, or something? What if everyone were to just start providing services to their neighbors without being extorted with licensing and permit fees, and without being weighed down by a host of arbitrary restrictions to peaceful activity? It would be ANARCHY!

Warrant Issued for Mother’s Arrest for Selling Homemade Tamales to Her Neighbors:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-arrest-mother-tamales/

Jonas A.: 😡 Un-Free Enterprise!!!!

Home Businesses Continue to Be Disenfranchised By State Extortion Racket

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Dennise Cruz is being extorted by the State of Texas for selling homemade food to her neighbors

Dennise Cruz is being extorted by the State of Texas for selling homemade food to her neighbors

Warrant Issued for Mother’s Arrest for Selling Homemade Tamales to Her Neighbors:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-arrest-mother-tamales/

(Matt Agorist) Carrollton, TX — In modern day police state, USA, exchanging goods and services is a crime unless the state gets their cut. So, even though a Carrollton mother was “stunned” to find a warrant issued for her arrest for selling tamales to her neighbors — it was to be expected.

This week, Dennise Cruz was shocked to receive a yellow postcard from the City of Carrollton stating that if she doesn’t immediately submit to their extortion demands, then she would be kidnapped and locked in a cage.

“That has to be wrong. I don’t have any tickets under my name. That’s just my first reaction. Never would have I thought, tamales,” said Cruz in an interview with CBS DFW. “To know that somebody can be arrested over that, that to me is unbelievable.”.

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My Commentary: Only government and big business can create jobs, lady! What are you? Too lazy to get REAL one, or something? What if everyone were to just start providing services to their neighbors without being extorted with licensing and permit fees, and without being weighed down by a host of arbitrary restrictions to peaceful activity? It would be ANARCHY!

Now, pay the penalty for you “crime,” or go to directly to jail!

Government: Expanding and Cornering the Black Market, Since Inception!

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"No medical value?"

“No medical value?”

BREAKING: DEA Proves Loyalty to Big Pharma, Maintains Cannabis Has “No Medicinal Value”:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dea-refuses-reschedule-cannabis/

(Jay Syrmopoulos) The federal government has once again revealed itself as nothing more than puppets to the big pharma industry. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) moved to deny any changes to marijuana under its federal drug schedule, keeping the drug in the most restrictive category for U.S. law enforcement purposes.

For decades the pharmaceutical industry has poured millions into the pockets of corrupt politicians as they lobbied to keep cannabis illegal. As the Free Thought Project reported last month, a new study from the University of Georgia shows exactly why all that money was spent. Legal marijuana destroys big pharma’s profits.

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My Commentary: Government: expanding and cornering the black market, since inception!