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  • Welcome Silvio Canto Jr. to our order of bloggers. It is long overdue.

  • Free Windows 8.1 app is released with updates in the works! 

  • W.C. Varones

    W.C. Varones
    Wednesday, October 01, 2014 10:45 AM
    Thoughts of a radical libertarian Jeffersonian vegan militant bicyclist populist capitalist pig in San Diego navigating GD II... and friends.

    Generalissimo Essen P. Fivehundred is still dead


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    W.C. Varones
    10/1/2014 10:45:57 AM
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    A year and a half ago, we posted He's dead, Jim, showing that the ratio of the stock market to the Federal Reserve's balance sheet had absolutely flatlined, meaning the correlation of stock prices to Dirty Fed money-printing was essentially perfect.Now with the Fed promising to halt QE this month, we thought an update would be highly relevant.The verdict?    Still dead  The stock market has flatlined down 75% from its 2000 peak in Fed balance sheet terms.Does the impending end of QE mean the end of asset price appreciation?  Would asset price stagnation or declines bring Janet back to the Ctrl+P button?

    Bill Gross's last PIMCO Investment Outlook


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    W.C. Varones
    9/26/2014 7:49:04 AM
    ... is a good read. It acknowledges the great credit Ponzi, that our economy is entirely dependent on issuing new debt to pay interest on old debt.  It's something that everyone who understands macroeconomics knows, but it's rarely spoken in polite company.Read it here.  And in case PIMCO takes it down after Gross's jumping ship just before being made to walk the plank, here's the Google cache.


    My View by Silvio Canto, Jr.

    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Wednesday, October 01, 2014 4:23 AM
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan

    Yes, Obama Knew about ISIS


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    10/1/2014 4:23:20 AM
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          Yesterday, we said that President Obama was either reckless or incompetent.  He either didn't pay attention at the briefing or kept the country in the dark about ISIS.Today, I'm leaning toward the irresponsible, or a major dereliction of duty that we have not seen in U.S. history.According to a U.K. newspaper,  President Obama was told about ISIS back in 2012, or before the presidential campaign:President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday. 'Unless[...]

    THE STATE OF SCHOOL CHOICE WITH ANDREW CAMPANELLA


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    9/30/2014 10:01:00 PM
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          TUESDAY: THE STATE OF SCHOOL CHOICE WITH ANDREW CAMPANELLA.....Listen in now at http://t.co/FEkrLcVD1b. #BlogTalkRadio Silvio Canto, Jr. (SCantojr) September 30, 2014  Tags: School choice  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks       


    The Scratching Post

    K T Cat
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:30 PM
    The ramblings of an amateur missionary.

    Something Beautiful


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    K T Cat
    9/30/2014 6:30:01 PM
    Photography by Corey Arnold - http://t.co/XhhmnJTd2b pic.twitter.com/6sO8vX3nPW neeeew (neeeew_com) September 22, 2014

    Two Thoughs On The "No More" Ad


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    K T Cat
    9/30/2014 6:10:44 AM
    During last night's MNF beat down of the Patriots, this ad or something like it ran:Two thoughts:Who are these people? Am I supposed to recognize them?Every time I see this sort of thing on TV, in my daughter's classrooms, in editorials, or wherever, all I can think is that we're trying to recreate Judeo-Christian morality from scratch with no first principles. Good luck with that. We've been trying that since the libertines took over in the 70s and we've now devolved into ad campaigns like this. If it was going to work, it would have worked by now.


    The Liberator Today

    B-Daddy
    Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:29 PM
    Government growth threatens our liberty and our prosperityA liberty movement blog

    Persuading the Left


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    B-Daddy
    9/28/2014 7:29:34 PM
      I have been thinking about how to persuade those on the left to see my point of view on at least some individual issues.  Because I don't "speak their language," it takes some research to understand their outlook.  For example, in doing research on the minimum wage, I tripped across some great examples of the left's thinking.  A scholarly paper from the left (by economist Bruce Kaufman) arguing for increasing the minimum wage argues that there is an imbalance (and implies a large one) in the bargaining power of businesses and workers.  Kaufman argues explicitly that for the unskilled, the purpose of a minimum wage is to protect the underdog and to level the playing field.  Arguments over the[...]

    Raise the Balloon Walk - UPDATES


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    B-Daddy
    9/30/2014 8:24:39 PM
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    I walked in today's Raise the Balloon event down Morena Blvd.  It was a great day for a walk and by my estimate, about 350 people showed up; joining at various points along the walk.  I didn't learn much new about the problem, except the assertion that there is a lot of obfuscation at city hall as to who has the authority over this proposed change to zoning.  Allegedly, the planning commission has nothing to do with this, according to one of my co-marcher.  The change is a set-up, to automatically kick in when the trolley extension is built and blame it on SB 375 mandates to allow politicians to avoid responsibility for a clearly unpopular move.  More research is needed to judge the accuracy of[...]


    Left Coast Rebel

    Friday, September 26, 2014 1:39 PM
    Limited-government, conservative, libertarian-leaning, constitutional anti-statist perspective on news, politics, and current events

    The Return of Ten Buck Friday


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    9/26/2014 1:39:50 PM
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    Week Four of a Nine Week Mission, to Seek Out new life for the Senate, to Boldly Throw Out clueless Harry ReidFocusing on the Senate races is it worth ten bucks a week to you (2 12 packs of Dr. Pepper?) to eliminate Reid's control and give the Senate responsible leadership again?With that in mind, this week we look to the open Senate seat in NC. Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate Thom Tillis? Real Clear Politics has Tillis up 1.0 points on the average, and rates the state as a toss up.You can contribute to Thom Tillis here. Good luck and Godspeed, Thom (If you mark your contribution as "Ten Buck Friday", they'll see that the blogosphere can give them a little bump.)Visit Our Fellow Ten Buck Friday[...]

    Place Holder in History


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    9/25/2014 4:53:06 PM
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    By Proof One thing that ought not to surprise us, but still does, is Barack Obama's uncanny ability to tell whoppers with a straight face. Alongside "the police acted stupidly" and "If you like your doctor you can keep him", are his remarks over the resignation of attorney general Eric Holder. Via the Washington Post: And through it all, he's shown a deep and abiding fidelity to one of our most cherished ideals as a people, and that is equal justice under the law.George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson might have something contrary to say about that. Justice for Black Panthers, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Henry Louis Gates...what do all these heroes of  the oxymoronically named Obama Justice Department have in[...]


    Doo Doo Economics Blog

    Doo Doo Econ
    Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:32 AM
    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.

    San Diego Local Order of Bloggers Launch Windows 8.1 App


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    Doo Doo Econ
    9/25/2014 9:32:25 AM
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        San Diego's Finest tea party bloggers just released a Windows 8.1 app. This app is an update to one of the first Windows 8 political apps available in the Microsoft store. The Windows 8.1 app is free (click here) as is their android app (click here). No app is currently available for apple devices, however, the website at www.theslobs.org is highly responsive and adaptive for various screen sizes.The San Diego Local Order of Bloggers is a group that formed during the beginning of the tea party movement in response to out of control government growth. The group includes conservatives, Libertarians, Democrats, Republicans and Independents. It consists of a close nit group of writers, radio and television[...]

    San Diego School Police Get Armored Vehicle, Lockdown Elementary School to Justify podcast


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    Doo Doo Econ
    9/22/2014 11:49:55 AM
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        September 10th, 2014 in San Diego was an eye opener.The U.S. Department of Defense has given the San Diego Unified School District's police a 14 ton military armored vehicle. As the news became widely available, an elementary school went into lockdown. The timely set of events seemed to justify the acquisition, but it turned out to be an off-campus argument between a mother and her 19 year old son.    Fletcher Hills Elementary school parents were terrified when notified that the school had been placed in lockdown. Parents were not subsequently told that their children were available for pickup or that the situation had not been a threat to the school.NBC San Diego:El Cajon Police officers say the[...]


    Temple of Mut

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:30 PM
    Shrine of Flaming Capitalism

    CANTO TALK, SEPT. 25: Spanish Flu Pandemic/World War I Aftermath


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    mutnodjmet13
    9/23/2014 9:30:45 PM
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    Dear Readers: I am happy to report I will be able to delve into two areas of personal study on the next edition of Canto Talk Thursday: infectious diseases and history. As military history expert Barry Jacobsen concludes his review of World War I history with a look at its aftermath, I will chime in on the event that took even more lives in 1918: The Spanish Flu Pandemic.Click HERE Thursday, Sept. 25th at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST or after for the podcast.A great documentary on the subject: WE HEARD THE BELLS.A synopsis:Influenza StrikesThroughout history, influenza viruses have mutated and caused pandemics or global epidemics. In 1890, an especially virulent influenza pandemic struck, killing many Americans. Those who[...]

    Canto Talk - Sept. 17: Bosch Fawstin, and His Pigman Super Hero


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    mutnodjmet13
    9/15/2014 5:40:02 PM
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    Dear Readers: Some of you may recall I had the pleasure of meeting Illustwriter Bosch Fawstin at the first annual TAMCON in June.Bosch is an outstanding graphic artist. Unlike Legal Insurrections super-talented A.F. Branco, Bosch doesnt do political cartoons so much as super-hero, comic-book inspired work. The basis for his art is the passion derived from being a former Muslim greatly angered by the events of September 11, 2001.Needless to say, DC and Marvel comics wont be picking up his work soon, so check it out HERE.It is my privilege to have him on as a guest with the always amazing Silvio Canto, Jr. on CANTO TALK. I am hitting the podcast waves this Wednesday, Sept. 17th at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST with Silvio for a[...]


    Word Warrior of So Cal

    Friday, September 19, 2014 7:54 PM
    Just another WordPress.com site

    LYNDON BAINES OBAMA: HOW NOT TO WIN A WAR


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    barrycjacobsen
    9/19/2014 7:54:26 PM
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    It is trite but true, that those how fail to learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. This is why we study history: to find clues as to what will or likely will not work in the future.It is therefore disconcerting that President Obama, as he prepares to wage war against the Islamic State seems bent on repeating the two worst mistakes made by President Lyndon Johnson in his conduct of the Vietnam War.Wars need to be waged to win, or not be engaged in at all. When a President wills the outcome, he must will the means. Which is to say, if he want to defeat an enemy he must give his generals the tools and the latitude to get the job done. However, too often civilian leaders fail in this simple recipe, and[...]

    REMEMBERING 9/11, THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER


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    barrycjacobsen
    9/11/2014 2:23:07 AM
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    (I wrote this on last year's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It seems just as timely today, on the 13th anniversary.)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[...]


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    Friday, August 15, 2014 9:06 PM
    A topnotch WordPress.com site

    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[...]


    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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    San Diego cab drivers cry foul over body odor test


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    (07:25 UTC) FOX: San Diego cab drivers cry foul over body odor test

    1 dead, pilot hurt in parking lot plane crash


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    (14:43 UTC) MSNNEWS: 1 dead, pilot hurt in parking lot plane crash


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