The Battle for Home Rule

Here is a way to revolt against the powers that be without bloodshed.

The Most Revolutionary Act

While the federal government remains hopelessly mired in endless wars and draconian trade treaties like TPPA, TTIP and TISA, at the local level community rights activists are systematically reclaiming the right to govern themselves. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of communities have passed local ordinances banning factory farms, toxic sludge, GMOs, fracking, toxic contamination, depletion of local aquifers and other corporate abuses.

Some activists have chosen to battle corporate infringement on their communities by establishing their legal right to home rule. At present, 31 states have constitutional amendments that grant cities, municipalities and/or counties the ability to pass laws to govern themselves (so long as they obey the state and federal constitution). The number is constantly growing, with Nevada becoming a home rule state in July 2015.

Most non-home rule states use Dillon’s rule to determine the bounds of a local municipality’s legal authority. Dillon’s rule, written by a…

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Jobs • September Disappoints – August Revised Even Lower

Concerned American Dad

Who’s blowtorching American jobs?

Before delving into the latest abysmal jobs report, this video by John Titus of BestEvidence published back in February presents clear analysis of the Labor Force Participation Rate and what has really been happening with employment since the onset of the crisis in 2008.

Interestingly and ironiaclally it can be tracked along with Federal Reserve activity.

Payrolls Disaster: Only 142K Jobs Added In September With Zero Wage Growth; August Revised Much Lower

And so the “most important payrolls number” at least until the October FOMC meeting when the Fed will once again do nothing because suddenly the US is staring recession in the face, is in the history books, and as previewed earlier today, at 142K it was a total disaster, 60K below the consensus and below the lowest estimate.

Just as bad, the August print was also revised far lower from 173K to 136K. And while it is…

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“British Government Admits It Doesn’t Really Care About Human Rights”

A British tool of the elite-swine finally spews out the truth: British Government Admits It Doesn’t Really Care About Human Rights By Michaela Whitton The British government’s most senior Foreign Office official has admitted human rights are no longer a “top priority” for the government and that dwindling resources are to be channeled into the … Continue reading “British Government Admits It Doesn’t Really Care About Human Rights”