"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable." -- Henry David Thoreau (1942). "Civil Disobedience"

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We all understand, in the timeless words of the poet Robert Burns, that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Most Americans are accustomed to assessing the various failed initiatives of our country’s leaders as well-intended actions that turned out badly. The Vietnam, Afghan, and Iraq wars, the 2008 financial meltdown, and the COVID pandemic overreaction, all in hindsight, can be viewed as simply the unfolding of human stupidity in the contingency of time.

Cancel the Wurst! Germanys minister of agriculture proposes tax on meat MikeRivero

According to online Bild here, Germany’s Federal Agriculture Minister, Cem Özdemir, (Green Party) has recently proposed a consumption tax on meat. He calls this tax “animal welfare cents”.

Özdemir sent a framework paper to the coalition government where he recommends a consumer tax on meat.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is investigating the IRS for going easy on liberal nonprofit groups, saying it appears the tax-collection agency is letting them engage in lobbying and politics despite registering as tax-exempt charities.

Under the domestic and international laws of war[1] citizens are forbidden from taking part in a war on the side of the aggressor and are legally bound to disobey the orders of any Government that takes part in illegal war or supports acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.

Democratic lawmakers in the House are backing a bill that would eliminate federal taxation on Social Security benefits, while also extending the program's solvency by 20 years.

Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., reintroduced the You Earned It, You Keep It Act with support from six co-sponsors: Reps. Yadira Caraveo, D-Colo.; Ro Khanna, D-Calif.; Don Davis, D-N.C.; Mary Peltola, D-Alaska; Andrea Salinas, D-Ore.; and Hillary Scholten, D-Mich.

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The proposed Pet Animal Registration System under the ‘Pet Animal Registration Act’ stipulates annual registration for pets, with a sliding scale of fees that seems to punish those without the means to pay.

At $8.50 for pets with a designated caregiver, $16 for unneutered or unspayed pets with a caregiver, and a hefty $25 for pets without a caregiver, the financial burden could be significant for multi-pet households, not to mention breeders and sellers who may face the tax for each animal over six months old in their care.

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The United States is not planning to withdraw its military from Syria, Acting US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has said.

Several Arab and international media have reported that the US is considering full withdrawal of its forces from Syria but the final decision is not yet taken.

“Well, first let me set the records straight, the United States is not withdrawing from Syria,” Nuland told CNN Turk.

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GOP Senator Rand Paul has called for the United States to stop paying for everything on the globe at the expense of its own people, asking “When did we become the sugar daddy of the world?”

Speaking with Fox Business on yet another upcoming funding bill for Ukraine, Paul noted “there’s going to be $11 billion dollars worth of ‘humanitarian assistance,’ some of that goes to Ukraine, but some of it is going to Gaza.