Archive for ◊ April, 2015 ◊

Earthquake Aftershocks in Nepal
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | Author:

An Indian seismologist says more than 70 aftershocks have been recorded in the Himalayan region since Saturday’s earthquake.

Source: News from The Associated Press

Was this earthquake a result of fracking in Nepal?   Perhaps it’s all of the carbon dioxide being generated from the factories in nearby Tibet…

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Christian Tolerance
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 | Author:

What’s going to be the “straw the breaks the camel’s back” for the Christians?  Are they going to continue to turn the other ‘neck’ as the Moslems decapitate their friends?



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Who is the Man in the White House?
Monday, April 27th, 2015 | Author:

The Manchurian Marxist Moslem… with a Messiah Complex:

If there’s one thing we can count on from President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner every year, it’s him making jokes about being Muslim, foreign-born and socialist.On Saturday, he joked about how busy he is, dealing with immigration, vetoes and Iran — all while finding time to pray five times a day. And then there was the one about how if Bernie Sanders became president, we’d have a “third Obama term after all” (“Apparently, some folks really want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House,” he said).

Source: Did you hear the one about the Muslim, socialist, Kenyan president? – The Washington Post


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Hillary the Populist
Monday, April 27th, 2015 | Author:

This is a nice summary


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Government Economics
Friday, April 24th, 2015 | Author:

This is the typical monetary process for handling the economy…


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Legislating Morality
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 | Author:

A good editorial from George Will:

E-cigarettes raise public health issues but also illustrate the unhealthy process by which public policy often is made. They illustrate a familiar phenomenon, the cooperation between “bootleggers and Baptists,” meaning merchants and moralists — those motivated by profits and those motivated by social improvement…

Regulations often come from a counterintuitive convergence of pressures from two groups, the earnestness of one providing cover for the other’s avarice. In his example, Baptists wanted laws closing liquor stores on Sundays to promote piety, and bootleggers wanted such laws to create an unserved market.

via When bootleggers and Baptists converge – The Washington Post.

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The Climate is Ending Civilization?
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | Author:

This summarizes the real experiences from the last 45 years:

Well, it’s now the 45th anniversary of  Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 15 years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? The answer: “The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong,” according to Bailey. Here are 18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around 1970 when the “green holy day” (aka Earth Day) started…

via 18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions .


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Standards for Conduct
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | Author:

It’s somewhat amazing that a person can operate with impunity, violate laws, and then decide to run for president… and the media just elects to overlook the major transgressions.  Why?



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What’s the Economic Future for Greece?
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 | Author:

I’m still watching the ‘canary in the coal mine’ to see how western democracies emerge from ridiculous amounts of debt…

Shares in Greece’s stricken banks fell to an all-time low on Tuesday amid fears the European Central Bank was planning to finally pull the plug on the country’s lenders.

via Greek bank shares slide to record low as ECB considers pulling the plug .

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Economic Progress in Greece?
Sunday, April 12th, 2015 | Author:

It doesn’t appear that there is a magical solution:

Even if it survives the next three months teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Greece may have blown its best chance of a long-term debt deal by alienating its euro zone partners when it most needed their support.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ leftist-led government has so thoroughly shattered creditors’ trust that solutions which might have been on offer a few weeks ago now seem out of reach.

With a public debt equivalent to 175 percent of economic output and an economy struggling to pull out of a six-year depression…

via Greece may have blown best hope of debt deal | Reuters.