Archive for January, 2008

Justin Raimondo Sounds the Bell

Monday, January 21, 2008 17:47 Comments Off

After delivering a knockout right cross, first. The Cato/Reason smearbund wusses are stumbling all over themselves trying to respond, and one of the leading losers of the losing cause even says “I’m more than ready to move on from the topic of Ron Paul and old newsletters….” No kidding! No balls when it comes to [...]

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Imagine a World of Landfills All Filled With Straws

Monday, January 21, 2008 5:38 Comments Off

“A fruit and cheese side dish with two small wedges of brie and cheddar, six grapes, two saltines and one strawberry…” The new Pelosian menu at the House cafeteria has people enraged.

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Chinese Products Will Kill You, Part 1,423

Monday, January 21, 2008 5:16 Comments Off

This has got to be the stupidest anti-Wal-Mart, anti-trade with China claptrap I have ever witnessed. According to Scopes, Wal-Mart received about 10 complaints after selling about 7 million pairs. Of course, those people likely suffered from an allergic reaction to the chemical(s) used in the manufacture of the flip flops. Another thing: anyone who [...]

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“When you take a cholesterol-lowering drug, it is a huge commitment. You take it for life.”

Monday, January 21, 2008 5:04 Comments Off

To statin critics, Americans have come to rely too much on easy-to-grasp health markers. People like to have a metric, such as cholesterol levels, that can be monitored and altered. “Once you tell people a number, they will be fixated on the number and try to get it better,” says University of Texas’ Brody. Moreover, [...]

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Regulatory Imperialism

Monday, January 21, 2008 4:55 Comments Off

EU competition chief Neelie Kroes’s determination to cow large, successful American firms with antitrust laws is nothing new. But the latest Brussels sally against Microsoft is a good time for Washington to wake up to Europe’s regulatory imperialism. The author is right about Brussels being the new capital of anti-capitalism and all things socialist. But [...]

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Oh, Virginia….

Sunday, January 20, 2008 19:18 Comments Off

Sometimes she comes out of hibernation to make the stupidest of comments. When it comes to Ron Paul or those scary “Paleos,” Postrel just wants to be a part of things. About Ron Paul she says: “When you give your political heart to a guy who spends so much time worrying about international bankers, you’re [...]

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More 15 Minutes of Fame

Sunday, January 20, 2008 14:59 Comments Off

It seems “that movie” is being linked on Andrew Sullivan’s website. The movie is here. Yes, that’s me and Stephan Kinsella.

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Can You Hear Gold Laughing at Bernanke?

Saturday, January 19, 2008 21:53 Comments Off

Control-freak politicians abhor gold because it ignores them; it won’t do what it’s told. It defies economists and laughs at central bankers. The Telegraph on why the establishment hates gold.

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Heroic Chinese Smokers Say No to Health Nannies

Saturday, January 19, 2008 21:42 Comments Off

Beijing’s first smoke-free restaurant chain faces going out of business after its customers deserted it in droves after the ban was enforced, state media reported on Friday. The Chinese are the world’s most enthusiastic smokers, with a growing market of more than 350 million, making it a magnet for cigarette companies and a focus of [...]

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50 Best Books?

Saturday, January 19, 2008 21:32 Comments Off

ISI’s 50 best Books of the Century. How great to see William Strunk & E.B. White’s The Elements of Style, as well as other gems like Eamon Duff’s The Stripping of the Altars. On Frederick Copleston’s A History of Philosophy (1946-53), ISI says, “The most comprehensive, accurate, and readable history of philosophy, written by a [...]

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