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I’ve been waiting for political satirist Bill Maher to comment on Global Warming since the Climate-Gate scandal broke a few weeks before the Copenhagen Summit. For those of you who missed this story, thousands of emails from the leading scientists whose research provides the foundation for the Global Warming theory – also referred to as “Climate Change” – were retrieved by a hacker and subsequently posted to the internet. The emails revealed, among other game changing developments, that global temperature data had been manipulated, or outright fabricated, in order to fit the anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming theory most commonly associated with the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit.

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  • Al Gore reminding everyone he invented this internet.Suspect #3: Al Gore [/caption] Al Gore is liberal enough to want the the Golden Boy to exist blemish-free, but he doesn't have as much of a relationship with Barack as some of the other suspects. Still, his liberalness could very well have been a motive behind changing the entry. Look at the data......
  • climate fraud climategate global warming al gore liberals greenLiberals Gone Wild WedNEWSday - May 19th, 2010 Even though the Constitution does not include the words "separation of church and state," liberals have long treated that concept as a hallowed fundamental doctrine of constitutional law. But no more. With the recent introduction of new Senate cap and trade legislation, ultraliberal supporters Barbara......
  • al-gore-planeAL Gore: Businessman Of The Year! I saw a news clip on Fox saying that Al Gore has made $100 million from his scare campaign on Global Warming. But he's just really a poser - his research center says that his Alabama mansion uses 20 times more energy than the national average! While I think his......
  • airZero Pollution Motors' Air Car In the past, a car powered by a battery or even by air may have seemed impossible, but the technology to accomplish this has actually been around for many decades. This technology was overlooked in favor of combustion engines despite the superior technology of the air and electric engine over......
  • blog traffic exchangeCan't Stop Global Warming! From the Yahoo message boards for James River Coal Company (JRCC), which I had sold some naked puts on a few months ago, by some poster named Ross_Perot4PresidentI just farted a real loud wet one.....I just contributed to global warming....Whoops, I just barbecued some ribs.....more global warming...I just opened up......
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In a five minute segment on Fox News channel’s Geraldo at Large in which alternative news personality Alex Jones was interviewed by host Geraldo Rivera, and regular contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle, concerning the questionable link between the 9/11 Truth Movement and the Pentagon Gunman, a link made within an hour of the shooting by mainstream media outlets, Jones boldly questions whether the event was “staged” by the government.

He cites documented instances where U.S. officials carried out or planned staged terror events both domestically, Operation Northwoods, and abroad, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, as well as credible allegations that U.S. authorities were contacted and subsequently warned by the parents of the Christmas Day Bomber, the Fort Hood and Pentagon Gunmen, weeks before these incidents took place.

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  • newsCovering External Stories - Good or Bad? No two blogs are created equally, and for that reason, corporate blogs all touch on different subjects and different stories. Some people who write in corporate blogs wonder if covering external stories is a good idea or a bad idea. Some people shy away from the idea simply because they......
  • communism-2Is the United States Turning towards Communism? This may be an overzealous blog post for a personal finance website, but I have been thinking about this for a little bit. I even tried to write a research paper on this when I was in college (awww so many years ago), but I was denied by my......
  • The Nordic Model UndressedThe Nordic Model Undressed Europe's Nordic region -- made up of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark – is often overlooked by mainstream European investors, let alone Americans. That is a mistake. On the one hand, the Nordic region can never compare to growth prospects of emerging economic giants like Brazil or China. On the......
  • blog traffic exchangeIs The US On The Verge Of Collapse? According to the Financial Times.The U.S. government is on a burning platform of unsustainable policies, and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic health care underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon.David Walker, comptroller general of the U.S.,issued the unusually downbeat assessment of his......
  • racingCollecting Sports Autographed Memorabilia One of the keys to sports autographed memorabilia is to know whether or not your sports memorabilia is actually authentic. A lot of people find themselves wondering how they can be able to tell whether or not their sports autographed memorabilia is authentic. The bad news is that it is......
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stosselOn the February 25, 2010 episode of Stossel, a weekly Fox Business News program hosted by long time investigative reporter John Stossel, the issue of whether the designations made by the FDA, which determine through force of law the accessibility within the marketplace of all pharmaceuticals, would better serve the public in a voluntary capacity was discussed at length.

Stossel expressed the novel idea that “free” people should decide what goes into their bodies because they, not the government, own their bodies.

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  • JAMAAdult Stem Cells Can Help Diabetes Now! [/caption] Adult Stem Cell Research Shows that Diabetes Type 1 Can Be Helped In a Stem Cell research study that is being published today in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), Adult Stem Cells have been used to help patients with Diabetes Type 1. 20 of 23 Patients Helped......
  • 1804_Dollar_Carter_Obv3 Things to Know About the Most Valuable Silver Coin The most valuable silver dollar is the 1804 Silver Dollar with the Draped Bust. As a side note, this coin is not only the most valuable in the silver coin category; it is presently the most valuable in the world. As with any coin, there are a few different reasons......
  • blog traffic exchangePrevention is the only way to stop Drug Abuse Drug abuse and addiction is a major problem in today's society. An assumed half a trillion dollars of annual loss is registered in America involving substance abuse and crime related activities. Drug addiction is a never-ending and often a deteriorating disease which changes the functions and structure of the brain.......
  • doubleeagleThe Best Story in Rare Coin Collecting There are many reasons why a coin will become rare and collectible. It may be that it was a commemorative coin which was intended to be rare and instantly collectible. It can also be because the coin was taken out of circulation or was not authorized for striking by the......
  • Save Money on MedicineSave Money on Medicine [/caption]I haven't mentioned it in a long-time, but in former life (we are going back to my high school and college years), I was a pharmacy technician. I found it incredibly dull and couldn't understand why one would ever want to make a career of it. Life has it's interesting......
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In a recent appearance at a rally for Governor Rick Perry of Texas former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin paraphrased conservative radio and television personality Glenn Beck in stating that, “The word is out…You guys (Texans) are just walking on water.” Making reference to the fact that state legislators in Texas have enacted laws favorable for businesses to retain profits and create new jobs.

Not so fast Sarah, something smells rotten in the state of Texas.

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  • huntingHunting and Legislation - the Eternal Battle In Texas, it is the occurrence that is the bane of hunters that comes only once every other year. During the four month season, hunting and fishing finds itself in the Texas Capitol building in Austin. Many hunters are unaware of the impact of the legislature on their activities. There......
  • blog traffic exchangeBanks Fear Foreclosures because of Mark to Market Accounting? The Naked Capitalism blog posted something interesting yesterday that got me thinking... Are Banks Afraid to Foreclose on the Rich? I got this report from an attorney who is doing work in one of the top five foreclosure states. One of his colleagues has a monthly mortgage payment considerably above......
  • lotteryEven Lottery Winners Feel Financial Crunch In Lansing, Michigan, an unnamed lottery winner recently won a $42 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials in the state are surprised to say that this lottery winner is doing something that is virtually unheard of in the history of Michigan's involvement in the Mega Millions jackpot lottery: The......
  • blog traffic exchangeLong Term Care National and Local Cost Trends Every baby boomer needs to think about long term care needs and costs. The odds are quite high that one of you will need it. Can you afford it? This is the question that I asked myself two years ago when we bought long term care insurance. I looked...
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Haiti -- a year before the earthquake

Haiti -- a year before the earthquake

 

The decision makers in Haiti would benefit tremendously from familiarizing themselves with the economic “blueprint” of Hong Kong. The devastation and loss of life caused by the recent earthquake has cast the international spotlight on Haiti, regarded as the “poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.”

Underneath the debris of Haiti’s collapsed infrastructure is an island nation which has struggled mightily to have a legitimate economic presence within the world community since becoming the first independent Black republic in 1804.

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  • stocksProtecting Your Investments In Times of Economic Crisis The United States economy is currently experiencing a serious financial shake up. No one really understands just how deep or how far reaching the damage is going to be, but what we do know is that there is going to be damage, and that we are going to be at......
  • graphThe "Asian Tigers" Revisited: Hong Kong Hong Kong: China's Capitalist Success Story Hong Kong is a paradox. Although it reverted back to Communist China's rule in 1997, Hong Kong has remained the "freest” economy in the world for 15 consecutive years, as ranked by the Index of Economic Freedom. As one of the original Asian Tigers,......
  • nomoneyPay Debts in the Current Economic Climate In the third quarter of the year 2008, it was noted in figures that the occurrence of personal or individual insolvencies had increased by 8.8 percent in comparison to the previous quarter. Additionally, the numbers in these figures for 2008 proved to be 4.6 higher than the third quarter from......
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  • UBS Hong Kong Open - Day FourUBS Hong Kong Open The end of the PGA Tour season has pushed the golf focus to the European tour, a strong tour that features some of the greatest players in the world. This week in European Tour golf featured the UBS Hong Kong Open, held at the Hong Kong GC in Fanling, Hong......
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Marlin Briscoe became the first full time African-American starting quarterback in professional football for the AFL's Denver Broncos

Marlin Briscoe became the first full time African-American starting quarterback in professional football for the AFL's Denver Broncos

 

I watched the first two episodes of the five part series, “Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League,” the other night on the NFL Network – it originally aired on Showtime in September 2009 – and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the intense competition between the more established National Football League (NFL) and the upstart American Football League (AFL), which began when the AFL debuted in 1960, resulted in a substantial increase in the amount of African-American players within the ranks of professional football.

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  • dont-stealThe World’s Biggest Corporations that I Never Heard of Back in July Fortune came out with the World’s Biggest Corporations. According to Forbes, “Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2010.” Despite each company being massive, I was shocked how many within the top 100 that I had never......
  • blog traffic exchangeWeekend Personal Finance Links This past week I've been feeling like a chicken with my head caught off. I got a really interesting project at my day job... I'm focusing on delivering that. I had Red Sox - Oakland A's tickets all weekend long. With the start of the NFL season, I'm completely focused......
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  • soccerautographSoccer Memorabilia Sports Memorabilia -> Autographs Original -> Soccer While the United States may not share the same love for soccer as the rest of the world, it is clear that everywhere else soccer and soccer memorabilia is big business. During the last World Cup a cumulative 4 billion people turned into......
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News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

In the interests of full disclosure, I must admit that I was inspired to write this particular post after reading “The Conscience of a Capitalist,” an article that details the fallout after an August 2009 op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal written by John Mackey, CEO and founder of the popular grocery store chain Whole Foods.

The op-ed was an answer to President Obama’s call for “constructive suggestions” regarding health care reform. It explores alternatives to the requisite federal spending (over $100 billion per year) proposed by Congress and endorsed by the Obama Administration.

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  • healthcare20costsHealth Care Costs That Drain Your Budget A hot topic in the news today is health care. Whether or not you agree with the President's health care reform, most people will agree that something has to be done. Americans continue to see health care costs rise making it impossible for some families to afford coverage. There are......
  • pharamaceuticalCanadian Pharmacies Many people are preaching the benefits of choosing a Canadian pharmacy over American pharmacy options, but this opportunity for acquiring your medications across the border may not make sense to you unless you understand why so many people are choosing a Canadian pharmacy to be their home pharmacy rather than......
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  • blog traffic exchangeCould Wall Street be Warming to the Idea of Health Insurance Reform? Should it be viewed as a positive sign for health insurance reform that CNBC, well known for its pro-business bias, is interviewing a former health insurance executive who is in favor of government run health care? Could that be the final coffin nail for the insurance industry's current business model......
  • blog traffic exchangeThe New Public Plan for Affordable Long Term Care Insurance Baby boomers should be paying close attention to the long term care insurance provisions of the recently passed health reform legislation. The Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act, a/k/a the Class Act, is the first national plan to help working Americans insure themselves for future long-term care. Here are...
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stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

Similar to state regulations which largely contribute to health insurance premiums increasing beyond the means of millions of Americans to reasonably afford, state restrictions on out-of-state medical practitioners limit philanthropists such as Stan Brock in providing free health care to thousands of Americans.

Stan Brock is the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free health, dental and eye care, primarily to people in remote areas of the United States and throughout the world.

 

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  • blog traffic exchangePennsylvania Citizens Are Children in Need of Supervision Other than a brief flirtation with the Draft Gore movement I have stayed away from my political views on RL, but I am afraid I can no longer stay silent. I am an off the deep end libertarian who believes that Clinton proved to be an awesome president (in terms......
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  • health_care_power_attorneyA Simple Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care All baby boomers need to have what I call health care crisis documents and "end of life" documents in place, to protect themselves and their families. These documents include a will, a health care advance directive, and a durable power of attorney for health care. I want to...
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Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Now that Black Friday has come and gone, I wonder whether this novel concept has prompted politicians on Capitol Hill, on the precipice of deciding costly health care reform legislation, to take notice of free market principles in action, and re-think the proposed interventionism imbued within this legislative overhaul of the health insurance industry.

Black Friday in the United States is the Friday after Thanksgiving which marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and for retailers large and small, signifies crossing the threshold of profitability for the year.

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  • huntergunGuide to Hunting Guns Black powder guns and guns with muzzle loaders are quite different in comparison to the hunting guns that we are making use out of today. Today's guns make use of bullets as well as cartridges instead. The old school black powder guns are loaded up with a type of black......
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I recently came across this short video clip from the Republican presidential primary debate, which took place at the University of New Hampshire on September 5, 2007. In the debate, 2008 presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul explains to a panel of Republican candidates, as well as the national audience, why gas prices had more than doubled at that time.

This video reminds me of why I became such a big admirer of Dr. Paul (formerly a practicing physician, whose adherence to limited government and sound money principles has caused many in the media to give him the moniker “Doctor No”) and frankly, why I quickly came to identify as a Libertarian.

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  • anthonykimKim Wins Houston Open Anthony Kim won the Houston Open on Sunday, marking his third PGA win. The tournament went into a playoff, matching Kim against Vaughn Taylor who, thanks to this loss, will miss out on the Masters this year. The regular tournament play ended with both men at 12-under 276. Kim......
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  • blog traffic exchangeAn Interview with Economist Peter Navarro on the Economic Crisis Peter Navarro, Ph.D. is a professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine, and a regular contributor on CNBC. I first learned about Professor Navarro when I reviewed his audio course Principles of Economics: Business, Banking, Finance, and Your Everyday Life. Later, I discovered that Prof.......
  • blog traffic exchangeAnother Case For Gold Today's post is an excerpt from What If Stocks Were Priced In Gold? posted at Experience Is Everything. While the post is incredibly interesting it is rather long. The portion I've quoted explains why gold will likely outperform the dollar and stocks over the next few years. It follows that......
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