24 November 2009

Imagine ...

If these were internal Exxon-Mobil e-mails, the trial lawyers would be racing out the door with only one pants-leg filled and every Green press flack would be demanding this lead the evening news and front every newspaper above the fold. If similar e-mails came from the RNC showing racism or homophobia, the New York Times would not demur in the name of privacy, it would call for the GOP to go into federal receivership.
Seriously, this is a really big deal but it's not likely to be treated like it by the news megaliths because it doesn't fit the narrative.
But there's no media bias.
Never mind that the science that is the basis for the entire Global Warming panic that we are completely restructuring our economy over is now suspect and the most respected authorities on the subject have proven that they have been manipulating their findings and squashing results that don't agree with their own.

23 November 2009

No argument here...

 A rule under which only politicians have guns strikes me as the worst of all possible worlds

12 November 2009

The long awaited correlation between politics and food preferences

This is kind of fun.

Gun control: using two hands instead of one




1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."~Thomas Jefferson


2. "Those who trade liberty for security have neither." ~ John Adams


3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.


5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.


7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8. Know guns, know peace, know safety.

    No guns, no peace, no safety.


9. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

14. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?


15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.


16. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.





I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
 - Thomas Jefferson

10 November 2009

Global cost of corruption: $1,600,000,000,000

... that's $1.6 trillion with a T - every year. That's an estimate, of course, since it's kind of hard to get a handle on that kind of transaction. Much of it, unfortunately, is stolen from the world's poorest nations. This only makes it harder to fix global hunger and poverty.
"This money is significantly greater than the value of all foreign development aid. It is more than the ten year cost of the health care bill that just passed the House. It would be enough to fund a worldwide basic health system and provide basic primary education to every child on earth. Over the next fifty years it will cost the world much more than climate change."

03 November 2009

Worldwide resurgence in czars experiences setback

as the UK Drug Tsar gets fired for not perpetuating myths about drugs.

Cautionary note about Facebook games

Watch for scams in Farmville, Mafia Wars, and the rest of the FB games.