Archive for May, 2009

The Global Warming Fearmongerers are Full of Prunes

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:29 Comments Off

Or so says John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel. He calls it what it is – a political agenda and a scam. Here’s an older video of Mr. Coleman on Glenn Beck.

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Carbon Footprint Czar?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:45 Comments Off

The Carbon Trust, a government-funded firm, is working with food and drink companies to calculate the “carbon footprints” of products – sometimes with surprising results. We are headed for this in the U.S. All items we consume, both durable consumer goods and food, will have to be approved by a government agency headed by a [...]

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From My Cold Dead Hands

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 22:35 Comments Off

A rap song I can like.

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Surburban Survivalists

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 22:26 Comments Off

These people snapping up everything from water purification tablets to thermal blankets shatter the survivalist stereotype: they are mostly urban professionals with mortgages, SUVs, solid jobs and a twinge of embarrassment about their newfound hobby. I’m a suburban “survivalist” of sorts – though I don’t like that term – but it’s hardly a “hobby.” It’s [...]

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Sometimes You Find a Really Good Spot to Read a Book

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 16:12 Comments Off

Tobermory, Northern Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

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Visa: “What Depression?”

Sunday, May 24, 2009 18:01 Comments Off

Paul O. alerted me to this funny gimmick: the Visa black card. It is not plastic but a “patent pending carbon card.” 13.24% APR, a 24-hour concierge, and a $495 annual fee. No worries – that fee is just charged to the card.

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The Poster Child for McMansionism

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 22:44 Comments Off

Like most of these stories about a bubble-addicted America, this story is both tragic and hilarious. I followed this story as the house was being built, and, at the time, the local media described this as the American Dream. How about the American Nightmare?

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Big Guv Throws Another Tipping Point Our Way

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 22:25 Comments Off

My patriot friends in Tennessee sent me this one. Motorists stopped for traffic violations in Tennessee could be fingerprinted if state lawmakers approve a bill pending in the legislature.Advertisement Currently, when drivers are cited during traffic stops, police officers ask for the driver’s signature on the ticket, but the proposed bill would allow police departments [...]

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From Obama Motors to Obama Finance

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 22:11 Comments Off

The news is just in – the government is planning a coup of GMAC. See my article on Government Motors and its Hitlerian tactics at the Euro Pacific Capital website. A much longer, reworked Mises.org article on the topic to come soon.

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Heroic Texas – All Hail Guns

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 22:05 Comments Off

The tyrants in ObamaLand must be gritting their collective teeth right about now. A bill to allow college students and employees to carry their concealed handguns on campus won final passage today on a 19-12 vote in the Senate. Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, said he introduced the bill because of the 2007 massacre at [...]

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