Volume 7, Number 11/12
The Slippery Slope
three Clark County Commissioners decided to curry favor with Wal-Mart-hating unions by
voting for a notorious anti-free- market ordinance, they didn't expect to hear polite but
clear talk on the public record. But attorney Chris Kaempfer provided
just that, and Nevada Journal gives you the actual text of his remarks. [the article]
What's That (ugh) Smell?
government-granted garbage monopoly may never be the same after the fumigation it gets
from W. W. Anderson.
And a sidebar by Steven Miller tells
how county officials help the monopoly try to quash competitors -- not to mention state
and federal recycling goals. [This Tyranny is Coming from
Little Cat Mountain
For over 50 years, writes
J.D. Deming, it had been a family mystery: What had happened to young Bob Deming? In 1996,
out of the land of the Five Step Snake, the answers began to emerge. [the article]
Life Under the Federal Thumb
When Congress established
the Jarbidge Wilderness in 1964, writes Don Bowman, folks had no idea
that forest supervisors like Gloria Flora would ever exist. [the
Sidebar: Ira Hansen gives
you the surprisingly benign facts on the bull trout situation. [sidebar]
Numbers crunched by the Nevada Taxpayers Association, writes Judy
Cresanta, show that Nevada's growth has more than paid for itself.
Mary Novello finds that, despite poor-mouthing by the union that
calls itself the Nevada State Education Association, the Silver State's average teaching
salary, including benefits, is over $51,000.
Just as predicted, notes Richard Salsman,
socialism's penetration into American medicine is producing compulsion and deteriorating
Silicon Valley did not result from government subsidies, reports an eyewitness. Plus,
one more reason why growth does pay its way -- if given a chance.
September Harry Reid told the AFL-CIO that he has a long memory. Just ask some
people who have had dealings with me, he said. Ask the people of Fallon and
theyll say that, where they are concerned, they just wish Reid would develop a
strong case of amnesia.
The case in point, as usual with Senator Reid, concerns the
nations first reclamation project, the project opened in 1902an era devoted to
opening up the West and developing a strong resource-based economy. The government was
advertising Irrigated Homestead Lands with a permanent and assured
water supply. Water rights were bought and sold at $60 per acre and held as real property.
Eventually, roughly 70,000 acres were under cultivation. In the 1950s, when the Navy
bought 3,000 acres around the perimeter of its Fallon Naval Air Station, the land had
already been farmed since the early 1900s.... [more]
Two casebook examples of how run-with-the- pack journalism naturally
degenerates into propaganda. [Nevada Notebook]
Wonder how well democracy would fare
if Big Media got the campaign finance "reform" it wants? J. Peter Mulhern
provides a chilling insight.
Socialism doesn't work in tourism marketing, either.
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