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Socialism is Wrong and We Should Get Rid of It!


The Scratching Post

K T Cat
Monday, September 01, 2014 7:31 AM
The ramblings of an amateur missionary.

Who Are Our Friends In The Middle East?


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K T Cat
9/1/2014 7:31:00 AM
Almost nobody, writes Andrew McCarthy in this excellent piece.

Another Species


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K T Cat
8/31/2014 8:31:21 AM
After the Ferguson riots, some stores aren't rebuilding. Gateway Pundit reports that one of the local gas station / convenience stores is leaving the area. In that post, there's this CBS interview of three young men from Ferguson complaining about the lack of opportunities.The payoff quote, at about 0:50, is, "We tired of being looked at like we another species. It ain't even like we human," spoken to a CBS crew who clearly see them as another species.The trio are able-bodied, covered in tattoos and one fondles a smartphone. They can barely speak English. Their choices in life have limited possible careers, but there are still plenty of jobs open to them. If they were able to find the disposable income for tattoos and[...]


Left Coast Rebel

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:30 AM
Limited-government, conservative, libertarian-leaning, constitutional anti-statist perspective on news, politics, and current events

Appointed Rounds


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9/1/2014 6:30:01 AM
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By Proof Cross posted at Proof Positive

The Least Serious President in the History of the Republic on Ukraine, Syria & the Economy, Part Deux


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8/29/2014 3:37:18 PM
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By Proof"Next week, I'll be in Europe to coordinate with our closest allies and partners. In Estonia, I will reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the defense of our NATO allies. At the NATO summit in the United Kingdom, we'll focus on the additional steps we can take to ensure the alliance remains prepared for any challenge."Unwavering commitment? Check. "Our meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission will be another opportunity for our alliance to continue our partnership with Ukraine, and I look forward to reaffirming the unwavering commitment of the United States to Ukraine and its people when I welcome President Poroshenko to the White House next month.""Partnership"? Check. "...Ukraine is not a member of NATO, but a[...]


W.C. Varones

W.C. Varones
Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:33 PM
Thoughts of a radical libertarian Jeffersonian vegan militant bicyclist populist capitalist pig in San Diego navigating GD II... and friends.

Disability is the new retirement


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W.C. Varones
8/31/2014 7:33:36 PM
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Barron's cover story:The share of the adult population, 16 and over, participating in the labor force is at its lowest level since 1978, at 62.8% and 62.9% in June and July, respectively. In a comprehensive study of trends in the workforce released in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said it expects a further decline in labor-force participation, to 61.6%, by 2022.[...]Do some of these people [dropping out of the labor force] have independent means? If so, their number is small. Census Bureau data show that in 2012, just 232,000 prime-age men, or 0.4% of the total cohort, had income from stocks, bonds, and real estate of $50,000 or more, while 76,000 enjoyed an investment income of $100,000 or more. Both figures[...]

Ben & Jerry's preparing for shrinkage?


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W.C. Varones
8/31/2014 10:28:47 AM
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We have long noted the tendency of packaged goods sellers to shrink packages in order to hide inflation.Our friend Negocios Loucos points us to another possible instance.When Haagen-Dazs shrunk their "pints" to 14 ounces a few years ago thanks to food cost inflation, Ben & Jerry's responded by labeling their ice cream "Still a Pint"... until now. A package recently purchased in the Northeast:


Word Warrior of So Cal

Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:02 PM
Just another WordPress.com site

ALL THEY ARE SAYING IS GIVE WAR A CHANCE


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barrycjacobsen
8/31/2014 3:02:06 PM
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It is often said that war is the last resort; that when all other means are exhausted, and diplomacy has failed then-and-only-then is war an acceptable option. Today we are seeing an example in Gaza.Is there any place in the worldwhere a given conflict is more intractable than here?The argument over land and legitimacy dates back to the end of the 19th century, when the first Zionists purchased swampy, unoccupied land in Palestine from the Ottoman Turkish authorities. As the Jewish settlers reclaimed the land, their settlements were soon prospering; attracting an influx of neighboring Arabs. Soon the Arabs outnumbered the Jews, and friction led to conflict.After fightingand winning 4 wars in as many decades (wars which were[...]

REMEMBERING 9/11, TWELVE YEARS AFTER


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barrycjacobsen
9/12/2013 1:25:43 AM
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It seems a long time since the attacks on 9/11/2001; and it seems like yesterday. Thats a trick your mind plays on you with traumatic memories: putting a healing distance between then and now, all the while indelibly imprinting the memory so it always seems fresh; easily recalled as clearly today as when it occurred.In 2001 I was living in Michigan, a business man who worked out of his home office. That morning, I got my coffee and walked down to my office. It was just a few minutes before 9am on a crystal clear autumn morning. My office had a large window, and as I sipped my coffee I looked out at squirrels playing on my lawn.As always, I turned on my computer. Back then, Yahoo was my Homepage. As it booted-up, I glanced[...]


The Liberator Today

B-Daddy
Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:35 PM
Government growth threatens our liberty and our prosperityA liberty movement blog

Screwing My Neighborhood for SB 375


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B-Daddy
8/17/2014 2:35:01 PM
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I live in the Bay Park area of San Diego as many of you know.  During the Council District 2 race, I became aware of a controversy regarding a change to height limits to buildings along Morena Blvd, which runs north-south in parallel with I-5 on the west side of Mission Bay.  Since both main candidates opposed the changes, I figured this was a dead on arrival proposal and didn't think much more about it.  However, I continue to see homemade signs and professional yard signs in my neighborhood, which piqued my interest.  Here is the issue in a nutshell: In order to meet SB 375 targets to reduce per capita emissions from vehicles, the city planners are proposing to build high density, six story condominiums[...]

Minimum Wage Referendum Expected and Desired - UPDATE


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B-Daddy
8/18/2014 7:59:43 PM
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San Diego's 10News is reporting that a campaign to repeal an expected rise in the minimum wage is being organized by the San Diego Small Business Coalition. (I urge you to "like" their Facebook page.)San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer vetoed the measure, but the San Diego City Council is expected to override it. If that happens, Jason Roe, spokesman for the San Diego Small Business Coalition, says he has already begun to fundraise and has "substantial commitments from small businesses." Roe says the group is ready to launch a ballot drive to repeal the hike. Some 34,000 signatures must be gathered in a month to get it on the ballot in June 2016.Meanwhile Council President Todd Gloria is already asking people not to sign the[...]


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Friday, August 15, 2014 9:06 PM
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First They Came for Ferguson Then They Came For Us


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Dawn Wildman
8/15/2014 9:06:12 PM
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The most shocking part of the stories out of Ferguson is the photos and realization that the Ferguson and state police are armed to the teeth. If this doesnt seem like an overreaction to the situation at hand I dont know what does. Most telling is the fact that the law enforcement in the state feel like they need to bring out all of their war toys.Since 1997 the DoD has been shuffling through the Department of Homeland Security all of their excess hardware such as armored vehicles, assault weapons and even helicopters. So is it any wonder that the cops are now acting like the military? And how far do we need to go before losing our liberty is more important than our perceived security? I know if I live in Ferguson, MO I dont[...]

Obama Built This


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Dawn Wildman
7/17/2014 11:06:17 AM
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 We are in the midst of the largest invasion on our borders than we have ever seen in this country. We have masses of children, adults, and gang members arriving at our borders every day. This is seemingly a problem that the California ruling elite and Washington DC ruling elite are unprepared to solve. As far back as January of 2014 we know that the Administration (DHS) was asking people to apply for jobs as escorts for the illegal minors coming to our shores. We have all seen the protests happening across the country on the news but what they arent telling you is why the communities are protesting beyond the fact that the Administration and the people coming here are illegal aliens. And yes Mr. President we are a[...]


Doo Doo Economics Blog

Doo Doo Econ
Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:28 PM
Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.

Bitcoin Complaint to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


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Doo Doo Econ
8/14/2014 12:28:49 PM
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    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a misinformed statement about the dangers of bitcoin other cryptocurrencies. The advisory was intended to instill fear and uncertainty about the new form of currency. Some of the inane statements include (italics ours):Exchange rates are volatile and costs unclear (stock market and broker fees? Exchanges typically charge a flat rate 0.2% fee or less, which is as clear as it gets.)Hackers and scammers pose serious security threats: Virtual currencies are targets for highly sophisticated hackers and scammers. Individuals, digital wallet providers, and exchanges are all at risk. (Bitcoin has already been tested and found secure. That is why individual companies like[...]

Government Strikes at Bitcoin Investors


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Doo Doo Econ
6/27/2014 8:19:40 PM
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    BackgroundBitcoin is a technology that allows for trade over the internet without the possibility of credit card fraud and without bank fees. Where credit cards were created for the pre-internet world and require account information to be traded, bitcoin is like cash. You pay someone Bitcoin, not your bitcoin account information. This is why bitcoin is a cryptocurrency.This provides a lot of public good. People can buy from anywhere in the world without bank imposed fees or the worry that an unknown foreign company will steal their credit card information. Bitcoin users are also immune to things like bank account freezes or non-sufficient fund charges. Each bitcoin user has their own independent encrypted[...]


Temple of Mut

Sunday, June 15, 2014 4:00 PM
Shrine of Flaming Capitalism

TAMCON 2014: A photo essay of my TAMily


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mutnodjmet13
6/15/2014 4:00:20 PM
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Dear Readers: Legal Insurrection will be publishing my formal post on TAMCON 2014 tomorrow.In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the great photos and moments I was able to capture at the first meet-up for The Tammy Bruce Show.I was privileged to win the lottery for a select group of TAM Army members to be able to join one of the best and most passionate conservative pundits, along with some of her support staff, for a perfect southern California afternoon of camaraderie for many independent-minded citizen activists and talk show fans.The event wouldn't have been complete without a shameless fan moment at the post-event happy hour.My groupie behavior also including getting pics with Shifra, Ashley and Maynard - mainstays[...]

History Bytes: Ancient Egypt and the Bible


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mutnodjmet13
4/2/2014 12:29:18 PM
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In time for Eastern and Passover, Barry Jacobsen and I review the stories of Joseph and the Exodus - with an eye to the ties to these sagas and the ancient Egyptian historical record.Head over to our new podcast site and enjoyShow #006 Ancient Egypt in the Bible


Beers with Demo

Dean
Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:47 AM
A blog for the unwashed and well-read

Next, they came for the craft beer and you said nothing


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Dean
4/19/2014 11:47:13 AM
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    Want to know how to goon up a perfectly good win-win situation for all participating parties? You get the federal government involved, thats how.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now be regulating the spent grains from the brewing process because of pet food or something.For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship. "The whole brewing community was shocked about it," said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Ill. Deth, whose title is "Chairman of the Party," says it's always been a great deal[...]

Mission Accomplished


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Dean
4/2/2014 9:26:26 AM
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.At a Rose Garden presser yesterday, heres the winner of the Washington Posts Lie of the Year do a victory lap in claiming that the administration met its goal of signing up 7 million enrollees for the federal healthcare law (aka "ObamaCare) by the March 31st deadline.Of course, the administration that lied about being able to keep your plan and lied about being able to keep your doctor offers up no substantive data regarding this 7 million figure. So, go ahead and spike the football, Preezy, we know youre full of it.The administration that from October 1st right up until yesterday was purposely vague as to the number of enrollees suddenly got purposely specific on the day after the sign-up deadline. Weird. Forgive our[...]


Shane Atwell's Blog

Shane Atwell
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 AM
Defending Capitalism from its Enemies Abroad, Parasites at Home and Alleged Friends

Reaching Students Through Book Reviews


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Shane Atwell
1/22/2013 5:00:11 AM
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This blog doesn't get a lot of traffic, so I pay attention to those posts that do. Most of the all-time favorites are ones that have been featured in other, higher-traffic blogs, like one on Walmart and the DHS that made it onto some kind of right-wing e-mail list and one on collective bargaining that was featured on Mish's site.     One post that has gotten consistent readership and strange little spikes (e.g. 260 pageviews this last month despite being two years old) is my review of Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt. The book is a defense of socialism and was recommended to me by a leftist college (biology) professor. He read it for his professors' book club. No doubt it's assigned reading in many classes around the[...]

In Search of Where We Went Wrong


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Shane Atwell
1/16/2013 8:46:01 AM
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First a big thanks to Leslie Eastman, the most link generous blogger I know, fellow SLOB and now frequent contributor to College and Legal Insurrection. She tells a good story and makes a big effort to pull together the thoughts and posts of other bloggers. She's been quoting my e-mails and throwing me links in her posts, which makes me remiss in not posting something new here.WARNING: this post has no conclusion. Its just a description of an intellectual journey half over. Call it a thematic compendium of book blurbs.    Where did we go wrong? This question has been bothering me for years. We started out with a near perfect system of government, as close as could have been achieved given the knowledge of the[...]


Lipstick Underground

SarahB
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:18 PM
It takes artists and moms to change pop-culture. I'm both.

Suck It Up, Boys & Girls


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SarahB
11/7/2012 5:18:23 PM
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      If I have to pull one more person off the ledge today Im going to start pushing. Honestly, people I thought we were all about strength and American Values...why is everyone acting like they got kicked in the balls?We, as Americans, collectively let Progressivism fester for over a century...and the chickens have come home to roost. Did anyone really think we would make up all that lost ground in four years? Wake-up call: its going to take generationsSo do what Progressives have done forever, get back on the damn horse and start infiltrating our schools, government, media and pop culture trends. Sidebar: you selfish isolationists who are home schooling because you dont want to have to deal with socialist[...]

Space Shuttle Endeavor In South Los Angeles


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SarahB
10/14/2012 1:02:34 PM
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      Its not every day a spaceship rolls down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Southwest Los Angels.In fact, it only happens once in a lifetime.About 12:30pm yesterday I decided that my kids could not miss the one and only chance to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor travel through the streets of LA to its final home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Without my husband (who was working), I grabbed my 4 and 6 year-olds, printed a map of the route, turned on KFIAM 640 in Los Angeles and headed into the great unknown...as Ive never explored that region East of USC (I lived in Long Beach for 15 years before becoming a country girl). As we exited off the 110 onto Vernon to feel our way parallel to[...]


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Obama vows to continue Iraq strikes 'if necessary'


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Obama vows to continue Iraq airstrikes 'if necessary'


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