Notable Quote – Prof. Don Boudreaux

by Skip April 19, 2017

On self-reliance instead of the public dole: Progressives like to remind us there’s more to life than dollars and cents — that people do not simply crave ever more consumption but instead want lives filled with meaning, dignity, beauty and love. In this matter, progressives are right (though wrong to presume free-market advocates do not […]

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‘Have You Changed the Password on Your Smart Fridge Lately?’

by Skip October 24, 2016

Nest thermostats offline in massive outage during U.S. heatwave Nest outage cuts remote users off from Dropcams, thermostats Being a techie, I always wanted a “connected” home and started way back when X10 was the cool thing to play with.  Not exactly robust, sometimes glitchy to run and control.  I did give it up but […]

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Notable Quote – Oren Cass

by Skip June 16, 2016

UBI => Universal Basic Income, whereby Government just gives everyone, children and adults, some sum of money every year (e.g., $10,000) A UBI would pose severe practical challenges, which will be discussed later in this article. But even if it could work, it should be rejected on principle. A UBI would redefine the relationship between […]

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Dependency vs Self-reliance

by Skip February 1, 2016

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Guest Post – Harold Turner on Net Metering and Free Markets

by Skip December 27, 2015

This first appeared in the Concord Monitor (reformatted, emphasis mine): First, what is “net metering”? It is the process of using a new “smart meter” to monitor and record the flow of electricity at your home, business or municipal building, both to and from your local electrical utility.  My smart meter has been in place in […]

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“I pity the fool!”

by Skip December 5, 2013

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Progressivism: a perfect example of its Selfishness

by Skip October 30, 2013

Progressives are nothing but Socialists, and Socialism is nothing more than an exercise in greedy enviousness: what can I get for nothing?  And how can I get more from Government – after all, in a Socialist State, that’s “from whom all blessings flow”.   And since Government is responsible for handing out “the spoils”, it […]

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Stupidest NH Headline of the Day

by Skip October 2, 2013

And the newly crowned owner of this dubious award (or, at least, the owner of  the byline to which it is attached) is John DiStaso of the Union Leader.  I’ve gone back and looked at it several times over the day, still scratching my head over it: NH still operating despite federal shutdown Was this […]

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Confident People Can Manage Their Own Lives?

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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On the heels of Angel Merkel’s center right stomping of their opponents in German Elections, I found this rather intriguing… BERLIN—The elections set to take place here in Germany Sunday are expected to turn largely on the country’s solid economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the European debt crisis and social issues like women’s role […]

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A full time job makes one independent; what does a part time job do? Another manifestation of Cloward-Obama?

by Skip August 5, 2013

Yes, it makes you dependent on someone – or something, right?  Grokster Steve relates that under the Obama Administration, we are becoming a nation of part-timers.  Here is an infographic from The Corner: Obama owns this.  The Democrats own this.  The New Left (Socialists, Communists) own this.  Everyone that voted for Obama, to be their […]

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GrokTALK! for 7/20/2013 – and everything must come to an end…Segment 4

by Skip July 21, 2013

Susan, Mike and Father Christian Tudor, and Jeff Chidester continue on with Skip’s questioning (a patient lot, them!): Donuts! With all the recent “Obamacare “setbacks”, why is he still succeeding with Obamacare?  How? Self-reliance vs dependency? What is the Democratic Plantation? Does the MSM “report” on society, or prides itself on “shaping” or “making it […]

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Dr Ben Carson Of C.U.R.E Tells Obama America Is Great And Obamacare Is Not

by Mike February 7, 2013

If the player doesn’t appear, click here. Video H/T Star Parker of C.U.R.E (Center for Urban Renewal and Education), where Dr Carson is a board member. C.U.R.E. is dedicated to teaching urban minorities how to get off welfare and become self reliant. Dr Carson praised the greatness of America and its foundation of personal responsibility […]

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Notable Quote: Their Faith is in The Legislator, Ours is in Mankind

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2013

I am, I confess, one of those who think that choice and impulse ought to come from below and not from above, from the citizen and not from the legislator; and the opposite doctrine appears to me to tend to the destruction of liberty and of human dignity. But by a deduction as false as […]

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Plainly spoken concerning the War on Women – “You’re kidding me; go get a job!”

by Skip September 10, 2012

We previously had “Mythology 101: Imaginary War on Women” by Sue DeLemus and Jane Cormier.  Now, US Congressman Joe Walsh sums up and answers this overgrown “forever” student with a riff on “hey, try being self-reliant for a change”:  I think that it is hilarious that CREDO SuperPAC has put this video out there – […]

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