Monthly Archives: July 2009

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

A "Climate Change" Time Line

The earth’s overall temperature in the last several years has either remained steady or slightly decreased — depending on which side of the issue is interpreting the data. No one is maintaining that the world is getting warmer and warmer…

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Self Reliance is a Matter of Choice

We are in the middle of a deflating credit bubble. Easy money in the form of easy credit created a condition where neither individuals and families nor government policy makers had to make choices. With enough credit you could have…

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Balls!

Nobody is greater than the RULE of LAW. Someone has to communicate this to Mr. Obama. You must remember, the president is just a citizen of his or her country. Here’s the Communiqué concerning the ousting of president Zelaya from…

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Reagan and Obama’s Deficits

Kevin Hassert at Bloomberg California’s Nightmare Will Kill Obamanomics read the whole article here: excerpt- The Obama administration has no shame, and is willing to abandon reason altogether to achieve its short-term political goals. Ronald Reagan ran up big deficits…

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Musings on the Celebrity of Jackson and Palin

I thought a lot of Michael Jackson’s musical contribution. His talent was not thwarted in my mind by his lifestyle and accusations, real or otherwise, against him. He was stellar and I understand putting him in a category with Elvis…

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Catching up With History

In an article in the Washington Post Economist Robert Samuelson postulates why the economists missed forecasting the enormous crash we are in. Samuelson draws three conclusions: 1. It was not political bias. It was missed by liberal and conservative economists,…

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Fifty Reasons to Stop Waxman-Markey

This is one of the best and certainly most complete critiques of the Cap and Trade bill you will find. It can not be distributed enough. Send it to your elected officials. from National Review A Garden of Piggish DelightsWaxman-Markey…

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The Problem is the Solution

There are those who insist the government can manage health care better because the government does not have to make a profit. Before addressing how small the profits of many corporations can be, and thus how irrelevant that point is;…

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Palin Helps Clear the Deck

I realize that a lot of readers are, or were, enthralled by the candidacy of Sarah Palin, but her resignation and probable removal from the potential Republican presidential hopefuls is probably a good thing for the party. I was initially…

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Intrade Unemployment

US Unemployment Rate in Dec 2009 to be greater than 10.00% Betting on Intrade is that there is an 85.9% chance of unemployment hitting 10% in December of ’09. Since we are already at 9.5% that seems like a pretty…

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The Tyranny of Moral Supremacy

From C.S. Lewis: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may…

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Honduras Twitters

I have been posting about the Honduras situation and how they have exercised their law and constitution and removed Mel Zayela for trying to hold an illegal referendum and defying the courts in order to acquire unlimited powers. Yet Zayela…

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The Dangers of Articfial Currency Valuations

Blogger Doug Ott in ‘Yes and Not Yes’ notes in the annual report of Alleghany Insurance, their thought of the cause of the financial mess. an excerpt Over the following decade and a half, this currency policy contributed to stagnant…

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Did Krugman Recommend a Housing Bubble in 2001?

I have been a critic of Paul Krugman after reading his book, “The Conscious of a Liberal”. he just seems to belive that there is no government program that can ever get too big and no problem a government program…

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Obama Notes the Cost of Energy Efficiency

James Taranto notes in the Wall Street Journal In his speech on “energy” yesterday, President Obama chose an especially odd example: “In the late 1970s, the state of California enacted tougher energy-efficiency policies. Over the next three decades, those policies…

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