Archive for January 2014

I’ve been waiting for others to notice this….

Namely, that shaking hands is not just idiotic but also dangerous. It is said that when Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and few of their compatriots first saw White men shaking hands they broke up in laughter so hard they fell on the ground and rolled around in agony. Shaking hands is something that will seem…

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The mark of liberalism: banning things we like

The light bulb ban is the result of crony capitalism, and the alliance between government and General Electric is the background for it. This sort of rent seeking involves both Democrats and Republicans. It was a Republican who introduced the bill to ban the incandescent light bulb (Fred Upton) and George W. Bush who signed…

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One guy who really made a difference

Has anyone ever told you they want to make a difference?  I guess everybody wants to make a difference.  In what I don’t know, and nobody else seems to know either.  The UK Daily Mail has a story today about a guy who really made a difference in how about a billion human beings look…

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New heavy earth element discovered

A friend emailed this: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has now identified with certainty the heaviest element known to science. The new element, Pelosium (PL), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces…

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Cooking the books on Obamacare

Democrat Senator from Colorado Mark Udall tried to get the Colorado Insurance Commission to change the numbers when it was reported that 249,000 Coloradans had their insurance cancelled. From Complete Colorado: At the height of controversy surrounding President Obama’s promises on the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s office worked assiduously to revise…

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Notre Dame Professor Laura Hollis on Obamacare

We Are Not Subjects, and other observations about Obamacare The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his…

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Government-run social security is bad news for Blacks and Hispanics

Dan Mitchell on Social Security: America desperately needs genuine entitlement reform to avoid a Greek-style fiscal future. The biggest problems are the health entitlements such as Medicare, Medicaid, andObamacare, but Social Security also has a huge long-run fiscal shortfall. That’s why I’m a big fan of the very successful reforms in places such as Chile andAustralia, where personal accounts are producing…

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Biggest lie of 2013

At a speech in Largo, Md., on September 26, 2013, Obama said: “Now, let’s start with the fact that even before the Affordable Care Act fully takes effect, about 85 percent of Americans already have health insurance -– either through their job, or through Medicare, or through the individual market. So if you’re one of…

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