Cogent & constructive analysis from the tickerforum.org guy, Karl Denninger.

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FBI raids Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty's home

Federal agents conducted an early morning raid of County Commissioner Mary McCarty’s home this morning, leaving after a few hours with several boxes of documents, McCarty confirmed this morning.
Libertarian, Karl Dickey, is running for her PBC Commission spot in 2010 (www.karldickey.org).

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FBI raids Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty’s home

Federal agents conducted an early morning raid of County Commissioner Mary McCarty’s home this morning, leaving after a few hours with several boxes of documents, McCarty confirmed this morning.
Libertarian, Karl Dickey, is running for her PBC Commission spot in 2010 (www.karldickey.org).

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Enough Socialism! Capitalism is now dead in America

What is happening to the United States?

Our federal government and the Federal Reserve are rapidly dismantling the America we once knew in trade for a “quick fix” reminiscent of a heroin addict. George Bush was afraid we had an addiction to oil? How about an addiction to government bailouts.

Instead of letting companies fail we are bailing them out left and right with money we do not have. This is now going to cost us trillions of dollars at a time when our government is spending well over 25% of what is coming in from taxes. It is true that if the government did not step in to take over trouble investment banks, banks, and insurance companies that the economic system could potentially collapse as a result of both public fear and lack of trust in our currency, however these cash infusions & bailouts are only exasperating the problem. Whereas we were anticipating a very negative economic situation ten years from now (see I.O.U.S.A. documentary as an example), this year the government has multiplied the negative economic situation causing a more serious situation in five to eight years.

Looking at the spending demographics for the future…well…all I can say it looks very bleak with few places to put your money. So today, when the markets rise thanks to this new “solution”, people with a long term horizon of investing should be shorting the market. Oh, that’s right, I almost forgot, the government has put into effect some mechanisms no longer allowing you to do so! What a convenient way to falsely prop up the market – do away with things that could potentially pull it down and everyone can continue on in the blissful Matrix. Enjoy the market’s rally for so long as it lasts.

The smarter money is leaving this country by the billions. And when Warren Buffett pulls out of insuring bank deposits, you know the game is up.

It is a sad day when so-called Wall Street capitalists have traded in that hat for one that is socialistic, if not communistic. And why are they so willing to give in? To save their own hide.

Although I have used the blog for other things, look for more commentary on the financial markets in the future.

Libertarian Freedom Fighter Brian Bustamante Passes at 62

BUSTAMANTE, BRIAN Libertarian leader Brian Bustamante dies at 62. After a courageous year- long battle with cancer, he passed away on August 18th.

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Officers Work Against Individual Rights

Officers Work Against Individual Rights
Palm Beach Gardens Police Arrest Twelve For No Legitimate Reason

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LPPBC) is disgusted at the lack of respect our local, county, state, and federal authorities have for human rights and an American’s ability to participation in victim less, voluntary transactions.
This morning the Palm Beach Gardens police, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshall’s, and the DEA all participated in a scheme to waste tax dollars while dozens of these public servants should have spent their time protecting the public. What were they doing? Hoping to garner headlines for busting drug dealers? However, that is not the whole story. These “drug traffickers” stole nothing and didn’t create victims in their supposed “crimes”.  Where are the victims?
The accused participated in filling their legitimate prescriptions for oxymoron at their local drug store (a legal transaction) and instead of injecting the prescriptions decided to sell them. And for that, we have arrested twelve people supposedly to make our streets safer, however this type of transaction happens everyday in Palm Beach County and without any victims.
The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County feels strongly that our police forces should be focused on crimes with actual victims rather than waste their time and resources (and the public’s tax dollars) on frivolous victim less “crimes” such as these. Each U.S. Citizen should have the right to participate voluntary transactions without threat by the strong arm of the law. We feel this ideology shift would more than double the resources available for true crime prevention, and significantly reduce the number of violent criminals at work in Palm Beach County.


County Works Unethically Against Church


356 NW 35th Place, Boca Raton, FL 33431 www.lppbc.org

Contact: Karl Dickey, Chairman 561.237.5586 karldickey@gmail.com

NEWS RELEASE August 5, 2008 For Immediate Release

County Works Unethically Against Church

We need MORE organizations such as Westgate Tabernacle

Boca Raton, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LPPBC) is interested in seeing more private organizations assist the homeless and less fortunate and have the county government lower their regulation of such organizations, such as the Westgate Tabernacle.

Karl Dickey, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County, said this morning, “Imagine if we allowed private organizations to take on the less fortunate in our area without the oppressive, heavy hand of our county government breathing down their back to comply with unrelated and ridiculous regulations. We would have greater participation from the private community to effectively help the homeless and the unemployed if government would just get out of the way. One instance I recall was where a business I was involved, decided to give out sodas, grilled hot dogs, and grilled hamburgers to the public on our own private property. We were shut down within two hours by code enforcement for not having a permit. We were shocked we would need to get permission from the government to feed the public.”

The LPPBC feels it is unethical for Palm Beach County government to work against the rights to property each American and each property owner is entitled. Code enforcement has been quoted as saying that it is unsafe to sleep in a tent – this is preposterous.

The LPPBC feels private organizations should be able to assist the less fortunate without threats from our government. We encourage dollar-for-dollar tax credits for contributions to private charities, we encourage removal of various licensing laws currently keeping organizations from forming, we encourage the reduction and even the complete elimination of zoning laws, we encourage our county government to rescind all inclusionary zoning laws, and we encourage a dramatic change our current failed government-run education system so our young are prepared for the real world in which they will live and can prosper.

We realize these reforms are not easy or painless – and may seem unorthodox to many, however the compassionate people of Palm Beach County can and will assist those in need. Our current government-run welfare system is costly to taxpayers and cruel to the children born into a cycle of welfare dependency and hopelessness. We offer positive alternatives to the failed welfare state and offer a vision of a society based on work, individual responsibility, and private charity.