When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. -Frederic Bastiat
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. -Stephen Dinan
Ferguson-area Looters Caught on Video
Liberal Redistribution of Wealth:
Voting Democrat With their Feet
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Funny, Brilliance, Narrative, Theft
On today’s episode on finding solutions to poverty, Newsbusters noticed that Harris-Perry’s colleague Chris Hayes appeared in a quick video clip at the end of one segment holding up a handwritten sign with his answer: “Giving people money. It’s actually that easy.”
Crime, Union, Character, Financial, Fraud, Greed, Corruption, Theft
The former president of a union representing more than 300 MBTA workers was sentenced today to six months in jail for stealing $105,812 from the organization’s bank account during his tenure. He was the second top official convicted of stealing from the union. A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Dec. 19 found John Horan guilty of two counts of larceny for overpaying himself between 2005 and 2010, using the bank account of the MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Government, Fraud, Greed, Corruption
The combative Cook County commissioner stands accused of diverting more than $225,000 from campaign coffers to feed a casino-gambling habit and for other personal use without reporting it. Jury selection began Monday, and opening statements are expected later this week... Beavers also is accused of failing to declare that he took more than $68,000 in campaign money and put it in a city fund to double the monthly pension he got for his years as an alderman to more than $6,000.
Character, Funny, Theft
Stealing gas is a bad idea. Using a homemade electrically-powered device to steal gas from other people's cars is a very bad idea. Mesa, Arizona police say Herbert C. Ridge was doing just that when his spark of innovation actually sparked and ignited the fuel being siphoned. According to reports, Ridge's shirt caught fire and he rolled in the street in an effort to extinguish the flames. Having no luck, Ridge, still on fire, raced back to his truck for a getaway attempt. Getting into a vehicle while on fire is not, by the way, a recommended method of extinguishing flames.