Monday, August 26, 2013

"We the people are the Dr. Frankenstein of our time, as well-intentioned as we were, our creation has now turned on us, and has come to destroy the very people it was meant to serve. The worst is yet to come!"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Should the US government increase regulation of education or simply leave well enough alone?

David Halpern seems to think government needs to do something and Katherine Mangu-Ward seems to think we could do without nearly as much government as we have now.  They discuss the topic for 51 minutes.  Mangu-Ward makes a good case that the myth of the benevolent wise government bureaucrat is just that. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Meet the Air Pod

Created by some men in France.  Tata of India is said to be interested.
Referral credit: Hot Air

Fareed Zakaria advocates for more government and more immigration

Fareed Zakaria advocates for more taxes (VAT or sales tax) as well as more government investment.  Apparently Europe has been doing things right for so many years so he believes the US should copy that flourishing model.  He fails to mention how excessive government spending on military imperialism has impoverished the US economy.
I hope that come 2012 that more candidates will support the platform of the Free Soil party.
Image credit: Larry D. Moore

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Are the actions of the Federal Reserve too difficult to understand?

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Are the actions of the Federal Reserve too difficult to understand?  Jon Stewart can help.

How is it that I know about this clip.  Thank Arkady.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Democrat Terry Goddard (and candidate for Governor of Arizona) is calling on the Arizona legislature to focus on a review of the operation of privately contracted prisons. He also apparently thinks that Proposition 108 is purely symbolic. I wonder if his pro-union supporters also share that opinion?

If the proposal is symbolic surely the Democrats in the legislature should be happy to waive the three reads requirement so that the pressing issue of prison safety can be discussed. Why am I not so sure?

Photo credit: Natashalatrasha

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What the tweet!

Rodney Glassman's campaign for the US Senate seat currently held by John McCain needs to learn that before Arizona voters tweet about his campaign he has to have something worth tweeting about. So far I have yet to see one position Glassman holds that is going to keep jobs from being drained from high cost Arizona into low cost places like the Philippines.

Why does a country like the US loose out on jobs to a country like the Phillipines? It is because US businesses have such high taxes that go to pay for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and businesses in the Phillipines don't.

I'll offer John Dougherty a suggestion while I am at it. Complaining about the BP oil spill isn't going to get you any votes in sunny Arizona. The Democrats have been singing the hosannas of clean energy for years and it isn't any more affordable now than it was 5 years ago - because oil has a subsidy few are willing to eliminate the US government defense of the oil farm of the world - the middle east.

I am very happy that Arizona voters will have a choice in November to vote for a candidate who knows that there ain't no such thing as a free occupation. David Nolan will offer that choice.

The occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan causes American job losses every day. Oh, I almost forgot. US soldiers die regularly as well.