Aquaducts: Government-Assisted Slow-Motion Suicide

Jack Perry

The Southwest, to some extent, has mistaken the drought cycle we’re in as being climate change. People have talked about this up and down but the fact remains that the big cities of the Southwest exist only because water could be moved to them. All the mega-cities of the Southwest—Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix—are sitting smack dab in the middle of deserts and only exist because water could be moved to them. That’s how they grew and the only reason they could grow. So, guess what’s going to happen if that water isn’t available? Right. Shake hands with the Anasazi.

read more at https://lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/aquaducts-government-assisted-slow-motion-suicide/

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House bill seeks to streamline oversight of commercial space activities

WASHINGTON — The House Science Committee is expected to approve a bill that seeks to improve regulation of commercial space activities, but not without criticism from some within the industry.

The American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act, H.R. 2809, was formally introduced June 7 by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science Committee. The bill has eight other co-sponsors, including space subcommittee chairman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a member active on space issues who remains a leading candidate to be named NASA administrator. The bill has bipartisan support and is expected to clear the committee during a June 8 markup and go to the full House.

  The field of candidates has been large for the 2 vacant seats being decided, yet this summer.  David Brumbaugh suddenly passed away this spring. His widow, Shelley Brumbaugh is seeking to complete his term.   Seven other candidates believe they are the better choice. In August, we will see what the voters of Broken Arrow and east Tulsa want to do.  On June 20th, The Tulsa Area Republican Assembly will host a forum of the decl […]

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Mattis: US Remains Committed to Global Intervention

Says It Would Be a ‘Crummy World’ If America Wasn’t Constantly Intervening Jason Ditz

Speaking over the weekend at a conference in Singapore, Defense Secretary James Mattis urged the world to “bear with” the US as they adjust to the election of a new president, insisting that the US remains committed to engaging in global intervention, and that it is “very deeply rooted in the American psyche.”

read more at http://news.antiwar.com/2017/06/04/mattis-us-remains-committed-to-global-intervention/

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Newberry resigns from State Senate, creates 7th vacant legislative seat this term

Whether it’s failing to oppose unconstitutional tax hikes or simply serving out their entire term in elected office, it appears that the Oklahoma Legislature is full of individuals who are unwilling to fulfill their pledge of service to the people. State Sen. Dan Newberry has submitted his irrevocable resignation from office, to “pursue a promotion in his professional career”.

Newberry was re-elected to a four-year last November. Let me say that again – just seven months ago, he spent over $336,000 and asked his constituents to send him to represent them for four years in the State Senate. Voters trusted his offer, and gave him the seat.

This creates the seventh empty seat in the state legislature since the 2016 election.

24 Lawmakers Said 'No' to Controversial Tax Ploys

There were 145 lawmakers wrangling with the pressure of the last week of regular session, last month. Budget committees tried to force massive new taxes and the governor added her pressure to the mix.  Along with the minority party exercising their leverage for an oil production tax, there were 24 solidly conservative lawmakers pushing back against a clear violation of the Republican party tenants of limiting government, rather than confiscating the […]

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Winston Churchill, 77 Years Ago: "We Shall Fight"

As the United Kingdom reels from yet another terrorist attack, today marks the 77th anniversary of one of Winston Churchill’s greatest orations — his We Shall Fight speech to the House of Commons.”We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in Fran…