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Houston man receives 20 years for trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl in Montgomery County

Houston man receives 20 years for trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl in Montgomery County

Am I the only one who questions the conventional approach to punishing this type of terrible criminal? Just think about a return to corporal punishment for the first offense. After being a fugitive for a month, a 36-year-old Houston man on Friday was sentenced in Montgomery County to 20 years in prison for trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. Joshua Andrew Jones pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor. The sentencing, imposed by district court Judge Phil Grant, is the maximum. Jones will be eligible for parole …

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Conroe-area business owner allegedly shoots, kills burglar with crowbar

Conroe-area business owner allegedly shoots, kills burglar with crowbar

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office along with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead. According to Assistant District Attorney Donna Berkey, a man and his son were at a business on Texas 105 near Chrystal Forest Drive when they heard class breaking around 2 a.m. Wednesday. “(The business owner) had been burglarized before so he locked his son inside the went out to check what was happening,” Berkey said. Once outside, the business owner was confronted by a man with …

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Amber Guyger joked about Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, mocked her black colleagues in text messages

Amber Guyger joked about Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, mocked her black colleagues in text messages

A jury found former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder, but she has yet to be sentenced. When a white ex-Dallas police officer recounted her thinking as she fired the two shots that killed an innocent black man in his own living room last year, she told a jury it was fear, not racism, that drove her to pull the trigger. “This is not about hate,” she testified in court Friday. “It’s about being scared.” But after a jury convicted Amber Guyger, 31, of murder Tuesday, prosecutors introduced …

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Livestream: Funeral Services For Slain Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Livestream: Funeral Services For Slain Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

This photo provided by Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal. 01 CYPRESS, TX — The funeral services for slain Harris County sheriff’s deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal will take place Wednesday at the Berry Center in Cypress. The religious ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and the law enforcement ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Both services are open to the public dependent on how much space is available. Doors for the ceremony opened at 9:30 a.m. The spillover location for the services is at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, which can …

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Libertarianism(s) versus Postmodernism and ‘Social Justice’ Ideology

Libertarianism(s) versus Postmodernism and 'Social Justice' Ideology

0 Comments Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 22, no. 2 (Summer 2019) full issue. ABSTRACT: This Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Yousif Almoayyed, was given at the Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute on March 22, 2019. Coined by Ross Douthat of the New York Times , woke capitalism refers to a burgeoning wave of companies that apparently have become advocates of social justice. The newly “woke” corporations now support activist groups and social movements, while adding their voices to political debates. How can we understand …

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Rent Control: A History of Failure

Rent Control: A History of Failure

14 Comments Governments can and do try to fix prices, but history tells us it never works. From the price-control dikats of the Roman Empire’s Diocletian , to the wage and price controls of President Richard Nixon, governments have tried and failed. The historian Edward Gibbon said the Roman Empire imploded owing to economic disasters and less to barbarians at the gate. More recently, President Nixon imposed wage and price controls before the 1972 elections. He was re-elected when they seemed to be working. However, owing to the Watergate scandal, …

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What John Law Taught Us About the Perils of Printing Money

What John Law Taught Us About the Perils of Printing Money

4 Comments In the same year that the Bank of England was created – 1694 – John Law became a fugitive. He killed a man in a duel, was thrown in prison awaiting execution, and escaped to Europe. After some years of gambling his way through the European courts and writing surprisingly prescient texts on monetary economics he landed in France. One of history’s first grand experiments with unbacked paper money was about to begin. Law’s monetary extravagance between 1715 and 1720 was not simply a Ponzi scheme by a …

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The Way Land Is Really Used Across The U.S

The Way Land Is Really Used Across The U.S

One thing that shocks many European tourists in the US is the sheer amount of space. It’s true: America has a lot of room, whether in the width of its streets, the size of people’s yards, and above all, its vast rural expanses. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, ‘What does America do with all of that space?’, this infographic will open your eyes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s data- gathered through surveys and satellite imagery- the country’s land can be classified into six major types: pasture/range, forest, …

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Schumer: Intelligence Agencies ‘Have Six Ways From Sunday Of Getting Back At You’

Schumer: Intelligence Agencies ‘Have Six Ways From Sunday Of Getting Back At You’

Yesterday, the mainstream media and Democrats continued to push the Ukraine Purse Strings Hoax, with Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, ad-libbing a fictional account of President Trump’s conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Schiff’s telling of the July 2019 conversation cast Trump as the blackmailer-in-chief who threatened to cut aid to Ukraine unless Zelensky took down the son of presidential hopeful and former vice president Joe Biden. Schiff’s schtick didn’t last long. It was short-circuited by Trump’s declassification and release the previous day of an unredacted …

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