Tag Archives: tyranny

ENDNOTE: Consider the red light camera schemes



Fleecing the Taxpayer in the Age of Petty Tyrannies
By John W. Whitehead
The Rutherford Institute
October 16, 2013

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We labor today under the weight of countless tyrannies, large and small, carried out in the name of the national good by an elite class of government officials who are largely insulated from the ill effects of their actions. We, the middling classes, are not so fortunate. We find ourselves badgered, bullied and browbeaten into bearing the brunt of their arrogance, paying the price for their greed, suffering the backlash for their militarism, agonizing as a result of their inaction, feigning ignorance about their backroom dealings, overlooking their incompetence, turning a blind eye to their misdeeds, cowering from their heavy-handed tactics, and blindly hoping for change that never comes.

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Consider the red light camera schemes that have been popping up all over the country. These traffic cameras, little more than intrusive, money-making scams for states, have been shown to do little to increase safety while actually contributing to more accidents.

In most cases, state and local governments arrange to lease the cameras from a corporation such as Redflex, which takes its cut of ticket revenue first, with the excess going to the states and municipalities. Indeed, these intricate red light camera systems—which also function as surveillance cameras—placed in cities and towns throughout America, ostensibly for our own good, are in reality simply another means for government and corporate officials to fleece the American people.

For red light camera manufacturers such as Redflex, there’s a lot of money to be made from these “traffic safety” fines. Redflex, which has installed and operates over 2,000 red light camera programs in 220 localities across the United States and Canada, made $25 million in 2008. In addition to revenue from fines, Redflex also gets paid for installing the red light cameras, which cost $25,000 a pop, plus $13,800 per year for maintenance.

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My first experience with a red light camera was sitting in Saint Peter’s hospital as my wife was battling a fatal illness. This one time she when she was in, her room had a window that looked out over Easton Avenue. That intersection had one of the first red light cameras. Being a bored fat old white guy injineer, I was attracted when at night the flash would capture my attention. She would sleep through it, but I was on the alert. 

I noticed that if the traffic entering Easton Avenue from the hospital made a legal right turn on red, despite making a VERY full stop, the picture would get taken. 

Then I noticed that if there was a car over the stop line, two picture would be taken. 

Double trouble. 

Of course, being as my wife would say “a nosy busybody”, I call City of New Brunswick. After bouncing around, I was told: “if I got a ticket, I could appeal”.

(Yeah, you see where this is going.)

So I deliberately went an got myself a ticket to the show.

I filled out the form for an appeal and it requires to state “accurately all reasons for an appeal”. 

Since I was running out of Doctors to torture, I figure to munch on a few bureaucrats as an appetizer.

Imagine my disappointment, when I got a form letter, with boxes checked, that said: “Appeal accepted. Case dismissed with prejudice. Not guilty.” and some illegible signature.

Wonder if that is an automatic response to EVERY “appeal”?

If it’s just money grab, why do The Sheeple tolerate it?

… because they are Sheeple.


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Jun. 14, 2013 12:07pm Liz Klimas

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A 20-year-old from New Jersey had a heart attack while driving, causing a car accident and landing him with three traffic tickets. Even with a doctor’s note in hand, the court is only allowing him to get out of two of these tickets for his medical emergency.

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You all probably know as little L libertarian what I think of the Gooferment.

Tell me this isn’t priceless.

(Not as good as Middlesex County NJ send my deceased wife a Jury Duty notice two years after her death. Note her death certificate came from Middlesex County. And, her will was probated there. But, boy, the Gooferment was sure able to recapture her last Social Security check within 12 HOURS with NO problem.)

Why do the citizens of the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee put up with this nonsense?

I’m no longer there. I’m in Virginia on my way to the Free State of New Hampshire.

But, the Sheeple and Clovers keep on demanding that the Gooferment <synonym for the act of procreation> them at every turn.


How dumb can humanity be?

Pretty dumb!

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ENDNOTE: IRS probe was part of the political use of the IRS against anything conservative


Donohue says IRS probe triggered by Catholics United
By Kevin J. Jones

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Donohue says IRS probe triggered by Catholics United
By Kevin J. Jones

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New York City, N.Y., May 18, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Bill Donohue of the Catholic League said he was “stunned” that the IRS investigated his organization in 2008, charging that the Democrat-leaning group Catholics United filed the complaint and used it to argue that CNN should drop him as a commentator.

“This was a fishing expedition meant to intimidate me and create a chilling effect on my freedom of speech,” Donohue said.

“I still couldn’t believe that a couple of weeks after the election, I was being asked to spend my entire Thanksgiving trying to defend the Catholic League about something which we’re not guilty of,” Donohue told CNA May 17.

“We don’t give money. We don’t do endorsements. I’m not a Republican. I’m not a Democrat,” he said. “Of course I address the issues. That’s what I’m supposed to do. That’s my freedom of speech.”

Donohue recounted the inquiry in a May 16 essay for Newsmax. He said that Catholics United’s lawyers sent a June 5, 2008 letter to Marsha Ramirez, the Internal Revenue Service’s Director of Exempt Organizations Examinations, and to Lois G. Lerner, director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division. The letter asked the IRS to question the sources of the Catholic League’s new funding.

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We shouldn’t ever forget how terrible Gooferment is!

Only a short lifetime ago, it was “No Irish need apply”.

Pro-life is unpopular. Gooferment Skrules have become the “factories” of the “Secular Progressive” reeducation camps. Earth Worship. All benefits flow from Nanny Government and Father State will keep you safe!



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POSITRACTION: To oppose the HHS mandate


Virginia official: going to jail may be strategy against HHS mandate
CWN – January 11, 2013

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Ken Cuccinelli, a pro-life Catholic who serves as Virginia’s attorney general, has told a radio show host that going to jail may be an effective strategy to oppose the HHS mandate.

“Abraham Lincoln has many good quotes, but one of them is ‘The best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously,’” said Cuccinelli, a gubernatorial candidate. Going to jail would “provide an example of what tyranny means when it’s played to its logical conclusion.”

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[JR: Well, we are going to find out who has "huevos muchos grande"! Think of the Civil Rights leaders of the 60's and what they endured to insist on their human rights. Will "Catholics" be found wanting? Will others of "good will" join, if for no other reason than to preserve their First Amendment rights? Will Holy Mother Church finally discipline CINO politicians? Will this be the battle that turns us away from the "Secular Progressive" view of the world and return us to the great American experiment? Or is this the end! What brings people to the streets? I don't know. ]

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MNEWS: Armed robbery of Jasper near MC


Robbery at gunpoint
The Riverdale Press

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A 24-year-old man told police he was robbed while walking home from Manhattan College at around 9:40 pm on March 8 near the northwest corner of Greystone Avenue and Manhattan College Parkway. According to a Manhattan College Security Advisory e-mail, …

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[JR: That's what happens in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Yuk. You get "VD". VICTIM DISARMAMENT! Need some "sheepdogs" in the flock. Add a little risk to the criminal's lives. Guess wrong and your criminal career is over. Perhaps, sadly, permanently.]

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