Tag Archive: John Stossel

John Stossel – Policing For Profit





” Eapen Thampy (Americans for Forfeiture Reform) joins John to discuss a form of legalized theft called civil asset forfeiture.

Via Wikipedia

  There are two types of forfeiture cases, criminal and civil. Approximately half of all forfeiture cases practiced today are civil, although many of those are filed in parallel to a related criminal case.

  In civil forfeiture cases, the US Government sues the item of property, not the person; the owner is effectively a third party claimant.

  The burden is on the Government to establish that the property is subject to forfeiture by a “preponderance of the evidence.” If it is successful, the owner may yet prevail by establishing an “innocent owner” defense.”


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Daily Video 4.11.14

John Stossel – War On Women By Feminists





Published on Apr 8, 2014

” Journalist Naomi Schaffer Riley asserts their is a real war on women from within. http://www.LibertyPen.com










Daily Video 4.4.14

John Stossel – War On Women





Published on Apr 3, 2014

” Heather Higgins (Independent Women Voice President), Jehmu Greene (FMR Director Of Women’s Outreach at DNC) and Amy Holmes (TheBlaze.com) discuss whether of not Republicans are waging a war on women. http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 3.29.14

John Stossel – America’s War On Youth




Published on Mar 27, 2014

” Evan Feinberg (President, Generation Opportunity) wants government to refrain from economically destroying future generations. http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 3.14.14

John Stossel – Generational Theft




Published on Mar 13, 2014

” Jonathan Bydlak, President of Coalition to Reduce Spending and Mike Konczal from the Roosevelt Institute discuss whether it is in the interest of future generations to spend more or less.http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 3.7.14

John Stossel – Government Land Grabs




Published on Mar 6, 2014

” Philadelphia reporter Ryan Briggs and artist James DuPree explain how politicians use eminent domain laws to reward friends and the expense of common citizens. http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 3.6.14

John Stossel – The Privileged People



Published on Mar 4, 2014

” Newsday columnist Ellis Henican and Mattie Duppler of Americans for Tax Reform join John to discuss whether politicians should be in the business of picking winners and losers.http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 2.24.14

John Stossel – Expelling Govt From School



Published on Feb 20, 2014

” Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit.com) joins John to discuss an alternative to public education. http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 2.17.14

John Stossel – In Praise Of Fossil Fuel



Published on Feb 11, 2014

” Alex Epstein, President of Center For Industrial Progress, explains why fossil fuels get a bad rap. http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 1.30.14

John Stossel – Chill Out About Global Warming




Published on Jan 29, 2014

” “Bill Nye The Science Guy” is frantic about global warming. Marc Morano (Climate Depot publisher) is a bit skeptical. John Stossel hosts a discussion on the hottest issue on earth.http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 1.25.14

Stossel: Radley Balko Debates Ohio Sheriff “Rise Of The Warrior Cop” The Police State 8/15/2013



Published on Aug 20, 2013

” SWAT Raids: There are an estimated 150 SWAT raids in America every day. “Rise of the Warrior Cop” author, Radley Balko, says America’s police have been militarized. Ohio Sheriff Russ Martin disagrees. He says its useful specialization.

  Boston Bombing: After the Boston marathon bombing, police virtually shut down Boston. James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation says local officials and police were right to make that decision. Jim Harper of the Cato Institute says the shut down went too far.

  Police Ticket Quotas: Police officers in Auburn, Alabama were told they must write 100 tickets every month. But the department denied that it had ticket quotas. Officer Justin Hanner was fired after he secretly recorded his boss giving the 100 ticket command.

  Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentences: Greg Newburn, Families against Mandatory Minimum’s director in Florida, says one-size-fits-all jail sentences are expensive and cruel. The Obama administration finally agrees. Karen Garrison’s sons were locked up for more than a decade because of mandatory minimums.

  Prying Eyes: Julian Sanchez covers technology and privacy at the Cato Institute. He says cops can turn your phone into a listening device without even touching it.

  Civil Forfeiture: Increasingly in America, police use something called “civil forfeiture law” to take people’s property even if they haven’t been convicted. This gives police an incentive to make accusations in order to get stuff.

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/sto… “









Facts From The Independent Women’s Forum



Published on Apr 4, 2013

” Independent Women’s Forum, in a continued effort to set the record straight about the real reason for the statistical difference between men and women’s earnings , releases an informative, stop-frame animation web video — Straight Talk About the Wage Gap . The video explains how women’s choices ultimately determine how much they earn and how government intervention in the workplace can backfire on women. 

  The stop-frame animation consists of a sequence of digital photographed frames, roughly one every second, creating the illusion of movement when the frames are played in a continuing sequence.

Visit http://www.iwf.org



Here’s another discussion on the topic from John Stossel 



Published on Aug 20, 2013

” Feminist author Martha Burk (“Cult of Power”), educator Warren Farrell (“Why Men Earn More”) and Sabrina Schaeffer of the Independent Women’s Forum discuss the reasons men are often paid more than women. http://www.LibertyPen.com “

HT/Chicks On The Right







Daily Video 1.6.13

John Stossel – The New Libertarians



Published on Jan 2, 2014

” Alexander McCobin (Co-founder of Students for Liberty), Barbie Sostaita (Salem College student) and Matthew LaCorte (Hofstra student) join John to discuss a new generation of libertarians.

http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 12.29.13

John Stossel – The Libertarian Era



Published on Dec 26, 2013

” Are libertarians on the rise? Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Ron Paul.http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 12.24.13

Stossel: Why Hollywood Was Against The “Atlas Shrugged” Film



Uploaded on Mar 9, 2011

” The film adaptation of the classic Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged” is set to hit theaters soon. Why were some liberals trying to stop you from seeing this movie? John Stossel gave Sean Hannity a full report on Fox News Channel.”










Daily Video 12.19.13

John Stossel – Right To Bear Arms?




Published on Dec 17, 2013

” In New York City, government seeks to protect citizens from their right to bear arms. “


Daily Video 12.16.13

John Stossel – Shoot, Shovel & Shut-Up



Published on Dec 12, 2013

” Government endangered species legislation has provided incentives for property owners to simply bury their problems.http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Watch John Stossel, Ron Paul , Matt Welch, Penn Jillette, Nick Gillespie Talk “Rise Of Libertarians”



” Sunday morning yak shows got you down? Then check out this November 14 episode of John Stossel’s eponymous Fox Business show. Titled “The Rise of Libertarians?” “






” The market is fine for some things, people will say, but other activities are too important to be left to the market. Or too complicated. Or too fundamental to our democracy.

I say: Privatize everything.

To some of you, that will sound callous — but failure to privatize services, keeping them in government hands instead, is what impoverishes and kills people. Nothing compassionate about that.

Take organ donations.

Regulations forbid buying and selling organs, so the market cannot operate. Desperate patients must wait and hope someone gives out of sheer generosity, that someone dies at just the right time, and that hospital administrators bump their case to the top of the list.

Some things ought to be done by government: things like running courts, policing pollution, and protecting the border. But most everything else should be left to private actors.

Government offers guarantees on paper and promises in speeches. But government rarely delivers. Private companies did brilliant Internet work for President Obama’s election campaign. But when it came to his health insurance website, the president put government in charge. We saw the result.

Markets aren’t perfect, but they allow for a world where prudence is rewarded and sloth punished, a world in which more people take risks and innovate. That’s a world where people prosper.”


Read it all . It all boils down to accountability … With government there is none .







Boring, But Bad — The Problem Of The Federal Reserve





” I’ve always avoided reporting on the Federal Reserve. I know it’s more important than much of the stuff I cover, but it’s so boring. How can I succeed on TV reporting on the Fed? Fed chairs even work at being dull.

Alan Greenspan said he tried to be obscure because he didn’t want to spook markets. He called his obfuscation “Fedspeak.” It’s a far cry from the clarity of his language — and principles — when he was young and a disciple of libertarian Ayn Rand.

Outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his likely successor, Janet Yellen, are almost as boring.

But we should watch what they do. The Fed can destroy your savings and your future. The current crew of Fed bureaucrats has raised the Fed’s balance sheet to a stunning 4 trillion dollars.

As Sen. Rand Paul‘s father, retired congressman Ron Paul, put it, “No secret cabal of government officials should have the authority to create money out of thin air.” “








Daily Video 10.21.13

John Stossel – Legal Parasites



Published on Oct 17, 2013

” Stossel illustrates how the lawsuit industry stifles innovation, drives up costs and often makes Americans less safe.http://www.LibertyPen.com “








Daily Video 10.11.13

John Stossel – Who Wants To Cut Spending?



Published on Oct 10, 2013

” Matt Welch (Reason Magazine) questions whether many so-called “fiscal conservatives” have any real interest in cutting government spending. http://www.LibertyPen.com “









Daily Video 10.5.13

John Stossel – New Tactics Of The Police State



Published on Oct 3, 2013

” Julian Sanchez of CATO explains the virtually unlimited high-tech abilities of the modern police state. http://www.LibertyPen.com “












Published on Sep 3, 2013

” James Carafano (Heritage Foundation) and Jim Harper (CATO Institute) discuss police state measures taken by law enforcement after the Boston Marathon bombing and the NSA. Also, John looks at civil asset forfeiture, the practice of policing for profit.http://www.LibertyPen.com “









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