Archive for June, 2013

American Education

Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:39 1 Comment

It’s funny how applicable this propaganda is today, right here at home, eh? Thanks to Graham Dugas for the tip.

This was posted under category: Propaganda State

Is Kohl’s “Pricing for Idiots” Scheme a Crime?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 22:33 6 Comments

Twice in the recent past I have written about the pricing strategy of J.C. Penney and its attempt to shirk the ‘pricing for idiots’ strategy. First, I wrote about how a new CEO, Ron Johnson, chucked the old strategy of deceptive sales pricing and moved toward a model of ‘true value’ pricing. Shortly thereafter, I wrote [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Detroit’s Anarcho-Transportation vs the Establishment Transportation

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 20:55 No Comments

Andy Didorosi, the founder and CEO of the Detroit Bus Company, is an amazing and heroic entrepreneur. Almost a year ago, I blogged about Didorosi’s Detroit Bus Company, a private bus service that is introducing Detroiters to anarcho-transportation and changing the way they think about transit systems. Didorosi is expanding his gig, and quickly. He’s [...]

This was posted under category: Detroit

Hungry Slaves, Bow to Your Masters

Saturday, June 15, 2013 20:34 2 Comments

This comment about Ed Snowden may seem harmless, except in the context of knowing that this is how most catatonic Americans think about the Snowden affair. Try not to wince at the woeful cliches rolled out by the amateur wordsmith. He is a coward, wisp, punk, traitor, gut spiller, unpatriotic, fool, stupid, backstabber, yellow belly, [...]

This was posted under category: Uncategorized

The Surveillance Apparatus State

Saturday, June 15, 2013 20:03 No Comments

Leonard Pitts writes about the tyranny of the Surveillance State in the Miami Herald: If ever tyranny overtakes this land of the sometimes free and home of the intermittently brave, it probably won’t, contrary to the fever dreams of gun rights extremists, involve jack-booted government thugs rappelling down from black helicopters. Rather, it will involve changes to [...]

This was posted under category: Surveillance State, Totalitarian Government

There Ain’t No Housing Bubble Yet

Friday, June 7, 2013 23:08 1 Comment

The Street has published an article about the five most undervalued housing markets that are “great bargains” for the person looking for a long-term living plan. Detroit is deemed the “second-most-undervalued market” in the U.S. According to Crain’s Detroit and the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit metro housing market is witnessing a slim inventory and [...]

This was posted under category: housing bubble

Big Pharma Disclaimers

Friday, June 7, 2013 6:55 2 Comments

I get a kick out of the Big Pharma commercials that intersperse the need for prescription drugs with images of ‘happy happy’ moments that reflect a joyful life. The message is that drugs = vibrant and carefree. This “low T” ad for Axiron uses images of macho guys playing baseball, which is great marketing for [...]

This was posted under category: Big Pharma

Prison Industrial Complex

Thursday, June 6, 2013 18:06 2 Comments

Folks are Tweeting this, as if it is all a bad thing. The building of another massive lock-up facility in Pennsylvania is ludicrous, and indeed, prison expansion is a perverted trend in “the world’s greatest prison state,” as quoted from Paul Craig Roberts. The same thing is occurring in Detroit, though this government detention facility [...]

This was posted under category: Public School Prisons

Death By Food Pyramid

Thursday, June 6, 2013 17:35 1 Comment

I will be getting an advance review copy of this book, and hope to plow through the book as soon as it gets into my anxious hands. Denise Minger provides an effective counter-punch to many of the pillars of conventional dietary wisdom and government nutrition policy have been a massive failure, and led to widespread [...]

This was posted under category: Food Politics

Auto-Bankster Bailout News

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:17 No Comments

Ketchup is out and cars are in. Heinz is going private and it is celebrated that Government Motors is now back in the S&P 100. As a friend’s young son would say, whoopee ding dong. I’m buying a Volkswagen. Oh – and an old Bankster friend, AIG, is also back in the game. Wall Street [...]

This was posted under category: Financial Markets