Nevada Taxes and Other Revenues: The Facts You Wanted

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

This is the second column in a series presenting the findings and conclusions of Nevada’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report. Here, we address state revenues.

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Trump Supporters are the Sheep from 'Animal Farm'

This was originally published in a heavily edited, toned down version by Liberty Hangout.  LP Nevada gives you this uncensored editorial in all its Libertarian glory.

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One of the top reasons some libertarians support Donald Trump is because his very existence and daily life is an attack on political correctness and the PC culture that seems to dictate policy these days. In other words… the liberals were mean and they need Donny to make the environment safer for them.  That’s nice, but as John Wayne the Duke said, “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” 

To be fair, I really like Trump’s twitter page—it’s beyond entertaining.  However, it’s just not complete without Mark Hamill doing those Joker voices.  I understand how PC culture bothers people on a deep level, but no one should need a rude demagogue to protect them from the PC atmosphere.  They ought to hop on their computer right now and start writing criticisms of the PC culture!  Saddle up already, cowboys!  Quit asking for permission! (Just don’t use popular alt-right lingo like ‘beta’, ‘cuck’, and other words that sound like they were plagiarized from a school shooter’s manifesto.)

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Nevada State Spending: All the Facts You Wanted and More

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

This column is the first in a series presenting the findings and conclusions of Nevada’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report, which we wrote and issued as part of the Controller’s office normal activities and duties. Here, we address state spending.

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An Inspiration Moves On

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

As 2016 winds up, we reflect on the homages we paid to great professionals and human beings we’ve long admired as they graciously ended their illustrious careers. They included Vin Scully, Tim Duncan and Charles Osgood. We’ll deeply miss the mastery and character with which they executed their crafts and enriched our lives.

Today, we add Thomas Sowell.

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Ron Paul vs. Nick Sarwark: The Real Truth

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Exactly 5 years ago I stepped on an airplane at Des Moines International Airport, having spent the last two weeks working my tail off for the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign.  The Iowa Caucuses were a glorious time.  Ron Paul was the GOP front-runner before Fox News manufactured Rick Santorum's narrow victory.  That was realistically the closest the liberty movement has been to taking the White House and rolling back the federal government through the executive route.  We didn't make it, but I only regret that I couldn't do more.  I never thought I'd see the day when people in the movement openly criticize Ron Paul as un-libertarian (it would have absolutely been heard of 5 years ago).  Nonetheless, here's the truth about the recent snippy exchange between Ron Paul and LNC Chair Nick Sarwark:

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No, 'Clovergender' is NOT a Thing!

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I'll freely admit to creeping on Lauren Southern's twitter profile on a weekly basis.  She shared something today that's important and an item for clarification: the concept of 'clovergender.'  (By the way, Lauren, I must confess: your beauty, your wit, your take-no-prisoners style, and your passionate hold on your principles make you ridiculously attractive in my eyes.  I'm madly in love with you [some days], but I've gotta admit that trolling liberals and telling them you identify as an attack helicopter is a total dick move.  It's not nice to knowingly mess with the mentally ill, period.  You're a role model for millions and you're better than that.)  

In the last 2 days a definition of "Clovergender" has gone viral, with a number of social media accounts and amateur blogs nobody cares about going absolutely bananas over this.  Clovergender or 'kindergender' supposedly applies to adults who never mentally develop beyond the age of 13 and believe they're permanent children or preteens trapped in an adult's body.  Hence, they have romantic feelings or sexual attraction to kids and preteens.  Sounds like a major red flag!

 

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2017 State Convention Press Release

*** NEWS RELEASE ***

** Libertarian Party of Nevada announces 2017 State Convention **

January 21st, 2017 at the Opportunity Village: Oakey Campus in Las Vegas, NV area; credentialing starts at 9 am and the call to order is 12 pm.

 

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Pension Funds: How Things Go Wrong

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Long ago, most people had to work nearly all their lives because very few folks could accumulate enough resources to support their families without working an occupation.

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Human Progress versus Self Immolation

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

We are humanists and, so, optimists.

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What We’re Thankful for This Year

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Thanksgiving dinner is always a big event at the Knecht home, but it will be delayed this year. Ron will be in the hospital recovering from major back surgery.

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