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Sunday
Jun192011

New Orleans & Wal-Mart, keeping it classy...

What could be more offensive to those of us who work and pay taxes, in this economic climate than to see a fool singing praises about "Bog Booty Bitches" spending their welfare money (via Louisiana Purchase card) at Wal-Mart? This video is really messed up on many levels. It's demeaning of women, it perpetuates nearly every negative black stereotype, and it flaunts the use of Welfare money by people who have time to shake their asses at Wal-Mart, when they should be out looking for jobs...


 

This guy was at least able to re-mix the video into something a bit more humorous...

 


What do you think? Leave your comments below.
Saturday
Jun182011

Why Politicians can not cut spending...

 


Why did politicians cut a trivial amount of money in the recent budget agreement? Prof. Ben Powell explains why politicians don't cut spending, as a general rule. Using public choice economics, or the economics of politics, he shows how the political system naturally leads to overspending.
Tuesday
Jun142011

CTRL+ALT+Delete Bernanke!

Anonymous announces it's resistance against the Federal Reserve!

 


In this new video release, "as a first step," Anonymous has called for public protests beginning today, June 14th, continuing "until Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down." To make their case, they have presented a list of recent scandalous Federal Reserve actions.

Their Demands are simple:

  • End the campaign finance and lobbying racket

  • Break up the Fed & Too Big to Fail banks

  • Enforce RICO laws against organized criminal class

  • Order Ben Bernanke to step down


There is a live Google map of resistance locations, and activities here: http://nordalai.com/a/29

The Big Banks Have Sold Us Out. Democrats And Republicans Have Sold Us Out. No One Is Defending Our Interests. Our Future Is Going Up In Flames. It’s Time For Us To Stand Up And Defend Ourselves

“… Even though most politicians are totally corrupt, if many millions of Americans poured into the streets… a critical mass would be reached, and the politicians would start changing things in a hurry. As [liberal] PhD economist Dean Baker points out:

‘The elites hate to acknowledge it, but when large numbers of ordinary people are moved to action, it changes the narrow political world where the elites call the shots. A big turnout … can make a real difference.’

Similarly, no matter how completely sold-out to the Wall Street giants D.C. politicians are, they would start paying attention to their real employers – the American people – if we make enough noise. If 3 million Americans all peacefully surrounded the White House and Capitol Hill, holding signs saying ‘We’re Not Leaving Until the Too Big to Fails which Caused the Economic Crisis are Reined In’, things would change pretty fast."

If millions of us don’t go protest… it’s because we are choosing not to sacrifice a tiny bit in order to change things. The bad guys are only winning because we – the American people – aren’t making enough noise and offering enough resistance.

Well, about a month before the American Revolutionary War, Patrick Henry said: ‘They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year?’

If not now, when? Like Patrick Henry asked, when will we be stronger? When will the robber barons be weaker?

If we’re going to save America, now is the time.

Similarly, conservative financial writer Karl Denninger writes today: ‘You – America – You – can fix this tomorrow. Put 500,000 people around The Treasury and The Fed and refuse to leave until Geithner and Bernanke both resign and depart and the FDIC goes through all four of the largest banks, marks their ‘stuff’ to market, and resolves all that are insolvent. Lay peaceful siege, MLK-style.’

How can both liberals and conservatives be calling for the same thing – massive protests against the banking elites and their water-carriers in D.C.?

 
Tuesday
Jun142011

Where does the Sun go?

3) Sunset

Calvin's father certainly has some interesting notions on what happens at sunset, which most of us know are completely false, and thus we are able to see the humor in the comic. But how often do we find ourselves telling our children these "little white lies" or make-believe tales, when we could be telling them a truth that is just as awe-inspiring? Wouldn't Calvin have learned a valuable lesson, and wouldn't both he and his father have gained knowledge, if his father had simply said something to the effect "I don't know Calvin, why don't we find out together?"

Don't get me wrong, I know this is just a comic strip, and it's intention is to be humorous, but it rings with a certain truth. We've all been guilty of what Calvin's father is doing here at some point. I would contend, that before you are tempted to confront your children with a silly story about the "birds and the bees", you are frank with them and tell them about the penises and the vaginas. A healthy curiosity is a great attribute, and should be properly nurtured and encouraged to seek the truth.
Thursday
Jun092011

How Big is the US Debt?

 


Economics professor Antony Davies illustrates the size the U.S. federal government's debt and unfunded obligations. He breaks down U.S. debt and obligations into constituent parts and compares them with the size of the GDP of countries around the world, showing the magnitude of America's fiscal situation.

 

Want to give that graph a closer look? Prof. Davies has made it available on his website here:
http://www.antolin-davies.com/conventionalwisdom/governmentdebt.pdf
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