Archive for November, 2013

Equal Opportunity Killing

Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:50 6 Comments

Nancy Pelosi called this the “selfie of the year.” The self-esteem selfie of the first four women to make it through Marine infantry training. From Gawker: These women have now definitively proven what fatuous Congressional oldsters for so long prevented other women from demonstrating: the ability to hump 90 pounds of gear over rough terrain [...]

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Idiocracy Friday

Friday, November 29, 2013 17:58 2 Comments

Today is Idiocracy Friday, and as usual, the bread-and-circus lines were fully energized and ready for action. Even the Financial Post is getting in the game, posting this video from a Walmart where TVs (I think?) are worth a little blood, skin, and bones. Note the breadth of the Times article, including photos and video [...]

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Vancouver Bans Doorknobs

Thursday, November 28, 2013 17:26 No Comments

Yep, new building code legislation is banning doorknobs in Vancouver. From Slate: As University of British Columbia professor Tim Stainton explained in the article, the doorknob ban is in the spirit of a concept known as universal design, which holds that environments should be built to be usable by a majority of people regardless of [...]

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Morning Joe: Private Investment in Detroit

Thursday, November 28, 2013 15:30 1 Comment

Governor Rick Snyder recently appeared on Morning Joe, and even Joe Scarborough seemed receptive to the notion that private investors are putting their investment dollars in anarcho-Detroit with the expectation of returns.  

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People Can’t Stop Talkin’ ‘Bout Detroit

Thursday, November 28, 2013 15:16 No Comments

CNN on “getting to know Detroit.” The so-called “grit,” “never-say-die spirit” and “determination” is not unique to Detroiters, either. It’s in all of us, everywhere. Say hello. Smile. Shake hands. Be courteous. Be polite. Be normal. Welcome to Detroit.  

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Oh No – Too Much Wine Consumption

Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:26 2 Comments

This story from The Telegraph notes that we may be coming upon a global wine shortage as supply fails to meet demand. America’s consumption is fast catching up with that of France, the world’s number one wine market. Chinese demand, meanwhile, is on an astronomic rise, doubling twice in the last five years. Economists at [...]

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Pssst, Those White People Are Moving Back to Detroit

Sunday, November 24, 2013 20:08 1 Comment

Yes, white folks are moving into the city in droves, and they are only part of a wider group of people bringing density and the customer base to Detroit’s booming core. And some folks are not hip to it. Shame on Nolan Finley of the Detroit News for giving this loon, and others like her, serious air time [...]

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The State and Your Mind

Saturday, November 23, 2013 13:02 No Comments

A nice meme that quotes Lew Rockwell is floating around Facebook. This is why propaganda and distractions – and thus a powerful executive branch and mainstream media organs – are so vital to the survival of the state and its advancement of power. Thus we have the the marketing of American Exceptionalism to convince the weak [...]

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The Exceptional Mandate

Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:34 1 Comment

Remember when. The Czar, in the video snippet below, imparts the notion that the state is the your Lord and Master, and don’t you ever forget it. Obama uses these terms freely: “force” and “harsh penalties,” and then he states that for those who are non-compliant with the mandate to purchase health insurance they don’t want, [...]

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The Government and “Balanced” Meals

Monday, November 18, 2013 22:38 9 Comments

The lunch-and-grains nazis are not only a nuisance in the US – it seems they have a foothold in Canada as well. A mom sent her child to Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care with an “unbalanced” meal consisting of meat, vegetables, fruit, and dairy, and that earned her a $10 fine and a stern [...]

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