Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

If you are wondering why the States of California and Illinois are in the tank financially and what makes them so unfriendly to business, you only need to read this article written before the Clinton administration to grasp how systemic the problem is. It's not just taxes, it's permitting, licensing, red tape, slow governmental response and lack of action that strangles the baby in the crib. The only reason so much software is developed there is because they hadn't yet figured out how to license software developers. You can't hang wallpaper without a license in California.

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The price of oil has been hovering around 80 dollars a barrel for quite some time now, but get ready, because it is going to move significantly higher. Oil

Stop the charade, nobody is convinced anymore by the TSA show, it
hasn’t gotten better, it is worse, no real terrorist has
been stopped. Look for the tests conducted to see if screening is
effective and then realize we are better off without TSA.
At least we won’t spend money on nothing.
The TSA has largely succeeded in enforcing its own rules. How many bombers has the TSA thwarted since its inception? The answer is zero. Contrast that figure with the gallons and gallons of hand lotion the agency has confiscated. As bags pass on the conveyer belt, agents stare intently at x-ray scre...

The dollar's slump could get far worse if the dollar index takes out last year's low, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

When most people think of occupations requiring fingerprints and
police reports, corner bookshop owners don't spring to mind. Try telling
that to Los Angeles, where many used booksellers are required by law to
get a police permit and take a thumbprint from every 40-something
trying to offload his collection of French poetry.
That's one scene from a study to be released this week by the
Institute for Justice, which has collected dozens of examples of
regulations choking economic growth by taxing and over-licensing small
businesses. In a survey of eight major cities, the study found that
entrepreneurs routinely face obstacles of bureaucracy and red tape that
deter them from otherwise promising opportunities.

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The Wall Street Journal reports in an editorial on a new study by the Institute for Justice documenting how city regulations harm small business.

Electric car goes from Munich to Berlin, 372 miles on one charge. That makes it more interesting. the whole hybrid car thing was a foolish move in the USA. One commenter to this story says about hybrid cars when it came up:

"What's the point when their turbo diesels still had better gas mileage
than the over-hyped hybrids the stupid Americans fell for.

Turbo diesel is finally being brought to America's attention at least, although 20 years too late".

IF this kind of technology really works reliably (I'll need to know more about the battery technology) this will become a practical alternative.

Meanwhile we have the oversize golf cart with a back up gas engine made by Government Motors being pushed on us like hybrids were.

I guess the CEO in Washington at 1600 must think we are really gullible.

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An electric car drove from Munich in southern Germany to Berlin without recharging its battery on Tuesday, setting what organisers hailed as a new world distance record for an everyday vehicle.

Why do we change our constitution regarding free speech to accommodate these religious political forces?

In April 2010, Molly Norris, an editorial cartoonist at the Seattle Weekly, learned that the creators of the TV comedy "South Park" had been threatened with death by a Muslim extremist
Remember all that gladhanding about the success of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) earlier this month? Neil Barofsky, TARP’s special inspector general, puts the kabosh on that in his report released today. Just read this:

According to Al-Jazeerah's interview with Sheikh Ahmad Al Katani, the president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law in Libya, In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity. Everyday, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Every year, 6 million Muslims convert to Chr

The stomper was wrong. Nobody should be stomped. In particular not a woman. I did watch the video. Seems like there might have been some gender confusion. If she had worn a dress and had long hair, the stomping would have been far less likely. I'm just sayin...

Lauren Valle, a 23-year-old with the group, was wrestled to the ground by Paul supporters when she tried to confront the tea party favorite with a fake award. Valle said Tuesday she was sore and swollen. The Paul campaign cut ties with Profitt, removing him from his role as Bourbon Count...

This is downright evil
The Democratic National Committee formally has asked the Pentagon for reams of correspondence between military agencies and nine potential Republican presidential candidates, including Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, in a clear indication that Democrats are building opposition-research files on specifi

this is the truth....we need to get down to biz

Even if your companies don't succeed, you'll learn more by failing than being stuck in classroom, says Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.

I know it comes from a right wing source. BUT, if it's true at any level, Soros should be repudiated. Harshly. What think Ye?
Be prepared to be hit with revulsion. Soros betrayed other Jews and helped steal their property and send them to their tragic deaths to spare himself.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Who will take his place?

They call retired salesman Don Ritchie "the watchman." Each day, as he sits in his favorite chair at his cliffside home, he looks up and scans the precipice that takes the lives of approximately 50 suicide jumpers each year, trying to discern the intentions of visitors. When somebody seems to

The GM Volt "electric" car is a joke. I told ya so

Green Technology: Government Motors' all-electric car isn't all-electric and doesn't get near the touted hundreds of miles per gallon. Like

The official statement from the Soros Radio Network

After a decade with NPR, the network terminated news analyst Juan Williams for remarks he made about Muslims on Fox News. Dozens complained; NPR listened.

Eventually the USA will have to invade Mexico and replace the failed government. The political will to solve these problems is not there. The USA cannot have a Narco Terrorist Failed State on it's southern boarder. A wall will not help. The idea of building a barrier to keep this evil out is not practical anymore. ... AND this is unrelated to illegals present or coming to the USA. This is about a terrorist state on our boarder for thousands of miles. Just wait. This will have to stop and it will take military intervention. The world will hate this...but it is essential.

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Ciudad Juárez, opposite El Paso, has become one of the world’s deadliest cities, largely because of a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juárez drug cartels.

NPR is now an embarrassment even for the fringe left

Firing Juan Williams invited the inevitable criticism from conservatives who have always bristled at NPR’s federal funding and leftward drift. But the more progressive-minded however, now have a reason to question whether they ought to continue citing NPR as a thoughtful outlet insulated from

With Malaria on the rise, There is an efficacious treatment. People need to know about this. People are cured of the symptoms of Malaria. It's inexpensive and rapid.
Malaria - The rapidly spreading disease affects more people than ever before. But until recently, the outcry has been muted.
We're surrendering to religious intolerance. Just not the imaginary religious intolerance many would have us believe. After 9/11, we stressed the distinction between Muslims and extremist Muslims who were driven by an ideological strain of orthodoxy that prioritizes atomizing the infidel. But we al...

I am hearing more and more about this. Believe it or not it's NOT about Obamacare

Four leading health care groups will meet next month to develop a coordinated effort to address the critical issue of drug shortages. Co-conveners of the Drug Shortages Summit include the American
Nobel prize winner and New York Times columnist, is at it again. Not content to lecture his own country’s administration about how they are not spending enough,
Earlier this month Planned Parenthood released their 2008 annual report. Yes, they are a year behind in reporting their information. Not so professional of them, I know. That aside, the numbers they put out reveal a shocking reality about their nationwide operation.

Shakedown Socialism: the fallacy of economic equality and other optical illusions of redistributive justice