In Retro Report's "What History Can Teach Us About Mass Killings," we learn about folks in the 18th century Malaysian archipelago who would run amok, killing dozens of folks due to perceived indignities. And we also learn how the Malaysians eventually stopped the problem: by recognizing this behavior as a mental illness, by depriving the "amoker" of a "dramatic death," and by focusing on matters other than the amoker's grievances (which even the "liberal" media seems to get at times, by occasionally focusing coverage on the victims and not the shooter). Total time of video: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.
Department of Labor proposes rule rolling back regulations restricting "tip pooling" at workplaces, which would aim to distribute tips more evenly among many workers -- but the rule "forgets" to require that bosses actually distribute this money to their workers! Even if this evil rule were to provoke an 8-1 Supreme Court decision striking it down, I still imagine Justice Gorsuch opining in a dissent that of course our government didn't really intend to let bosses steal tips, so there was no reason for the Court to even hear the suit! Seriously, when I get action alerts about this, you'll get action alerts. President Trump don't care about nobody but other bosses; everyone else is shit to him.
Ho hum, Rep. Kristi Noem's story about how the Estate Tax hammered her family after her father's tragic farm accident has, in Chuck Collins's words, "oddities." Like how the Estate Tax doesn't actually apply when one spouse passes an estate down to another, or that the law at the time of her father's death would have allowed her mother to defer estate taxes for five years, or how Ms. Noem's family farm made millions of dollars in farm subsidies in the two decades after her father's death. Other matters also require explanation.
"Father of the Internet" tells FCC, on the eve of its nefarious plan to abolish internet freedom for good Americans, that they "don't understand how the internet works." But of course the FCC Commissioners understand how the internet works -- they just don't want it to work for people anymore; rather, they want it to work for their corporate cronies. These days, Occam's Razor compels us to point to malice rather than incompetence as the main reason things happen. In any case, you suppose the FCC rejected the 43-page comment signed by 200 internet pioneers because it "added no new facts" or made no "serious" legal argument?
Finally, and this is a real bummer, our government deports a Mexican couple who have a) lived in the U.S. for 30 years and b) raised three children, two of whom have graduated college. All so President Trump and his votaries can swing their balls at everyone. The good news? The more stories we see like this on the news, the closer Mr. Trump's approvals will reach their floor of 25%, and maybe even a milquetoast Democrat -- you know, like the one Democrats will do their dammdest to nominate! -- could beat him then.