Sunday, October 22, 2017

Catching up Part 3 – Oxfam hates rich people

by Skip October 22, 2017

But loves Government. Once again, it’s all about “inequality” and how to “fix it – at Davos.  Think about inequality at the annual “aren’t we rich and Elite” party they throw for themselves?  The AP decided to weigh in on this report from Oxfam (1/16/17): Sidenote: Oxfam – weren’t they the folks that were just […]

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Catching up Part 2 – Hey, trust Govt because it does SO much for us!

by Skip October 22, 2017

Back on Jan 7, Katharine Gregg wrote an Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor that showed that she has definitely forgotten how trust works. That it takes a long time to build up trust and it has to be consistent in order to maintain it. What Trust? She wants us to “try to trust government again.” […]

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Catching up Part 1 – Hating Free Markets

by Skip October 22, 2017

Well, I am now, as they say, between opportunities.  So my time is going to be a bit more flexible.  Fortunately, I have a TON of bookmarks on stuff that I marked “use this” that I never got around to posting (perhaps a couple of years worth). Sorta like “reverse prepping” – couldn’t stockpile my […]

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Government enforced “safety” – the antithesis Freedom?

by Skip October 22, 2017

One example (emphasis mine): According to the Los Angeles Times, Newsom said the ban will “help prevent the occurrence of high-fatality gun massacres, and … [will] reduce the bloodshed when these tragedies occur.” Note that Newsom’s claim contains an admission that the ban will not stop “high-fatality” attacks altogether. Rather, it is yet another in a long […]

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“Educated liberals overuse the term ‘racist.’” I’ll add in homophobe and…

by Skip October 22, 2017

…and xenophobe and (reformatted, emphasis mine)… No one can fail to be amazed by the courage of the people who protested segregation and bigotry in the 1950s and 1960s. Those who endured physical injury justifiably stick in our minds the most. Today’s educated liberals lack the courage they admire in their forebears, at a time […]

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Consensus Remains Elusive

by Steve MacDonald October 22, 2017

 “Consensus” is a political idea which is just one of many reasons not trust the climate cult. A concept that even as a political one is difficult. So we should not be surprised to see a group of sixty-plus scientists with climate backgrounds asking the EPA to revisit it’s 2009 GHG Endangerment Finding. We each are convinced that […]

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Data Point – 2017 Federal Spending and Taxes

by Skip October 22, 2017

We don’t have a revenue problem – we have a spending problem that gives us these huge annual deficits leading to a $20 Trillion national debt (reformatted, emphasis mine). Real federal spending in fiscal 2017, which ended on Sept. 30, was higher than in any year in the history of the United States other than […]

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World Economy explained with two cows – Part 3 Fascism

by Skip October 22, 2017

Actually, Fascism realized that, unlike Socialism, one can have the same outcome as Socialism / Communism.  The State didn’t need to own the sources of Production to control them – just an overarching set of laws and regulations that the owners of those means of production that result in effective control without being the legal […]

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