By Simon Black, Sovereign Man
Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity.
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Crackdown on homeschooling coming across Great Britain
A few weeks ago we talked about how the Labour Party in Great Britain wants to eliminate private schools.
Now, in addition to that, regional governments across Great Britain are launching an assault against homeschooling.
Despite the fact that public education is lacking, the government thinks it is the parents who should have to prove themselves if they want to homeschool their own children.
In Wales and the Isle of Man, authorities are attempting to pass measures that will allow them to interview each homeschooled child. The children will have to pass subjective tests, with government officials deciding the criteria.
Parents will be fined or jailed for failing to comply with government orders if their child fails the subjective evaluations.
Scotland recently tried to introduce rules assigning a state “guardian” to each homeschool child, who would be allowed to intervene in home life including what kids watch on TV, eat, and how they decorate their bedrooms.
Luckily that measure was defeated, but it shows how desperate governments are to get into your home and dictate family life.
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Boston police using robot dogs
Back in the ’70s, the government said that SWAT teams would only be used in extreme cases, like hostage situations. That slowly morphed into using them today for tiny drug busts which often turn up nothing.
So forgive me for being skeptical when Boston Police claim the new robot police-dog they are testing will not be weaponized.
The Boston Police acquired its creepy robot dog from Boston Dynamics– you can see a video here.
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California wants to punish a company that orders Ubers for the blind and elderly
“GoGo Grandparent” is a service that allows people who don’t have or can’t use smartphones to order ride services by calling a toll free number.