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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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  • Winter WeatherBitterly Cold Despite "Global Warming" WedNEWSday - December 24th, 2008 Green Lake in Seattle was the sight of a miracle on Monday. Three ducks walked on water. Oh wait, that's ice. It was either walk or spend Christmas stranded in the airport with thousands of other travelers. The ducks are not buying into the Global...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • blog traffic exchangeFat People and Global Warming...Happy Earth Day It appears that studies are saying fat people cause global warming or at the very least contribute towards it. Last year I wrote a comedic piece about that very topic. In it I mention a lot of the things that would appear to to contribute towards "Global Warming." It is......
  • blog traffic exchangeFight Global Warming By Chopping Down Trees Its true. Here's a quote from the Economist magazine.A climate model suggests that chopping down the Earth's trees would help fight global warming.Actually to be honest, while they did make those findings, they concluded that its better to replant the rain forests around the equator instead of at the higher......
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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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  • blog traffic exchangeThoughts From Around the Blogosphere: Reaction to Van Jones's Resignation and Controversy I haven't done one of these in a while, but there so much fun so I'm about to start again. For those that don't know how this works, I google blogsearch "Van Jones" and take a random sampling of the results and clip out important bits, as well as...
  • economic_loserCan We Have an Economy without Losers? I'm getting the feeling that our government is trying to design an economy in which nobody loses. Is it possible to have an economy without losers? I don't think so. Despite President Obama's attempts to transform what was a national credit party into a government rescue party, every...
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  • PD*2461254710 Economic Predictions for 2010 Before I begin, please do be aware I am not a financial or economic expert by any stretch of the imagination. Therefore please take in the content of this post with a critical degree of skepticism. From where I am sitting, this is what I forecast for our immediate......
  • blog traffic exchangeGoogle News feeds politics and free speech One of the topics I plan to steer clear of most of the time here is politics. I don't want this site (essentially for my business), to be engulfed with national political, conservative, liberal, etc... debates. It doesn't fit with the structure I have in mind. However, at the intersection......
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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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  • diabetes-daily-injection-bluegoatIs it Unethical to Invest in Diseases that Can Be Treated, But Never Cured? As someone who spent most of their career working in the biotechnology industry, I occasionally forget that my salary was paid by some unfortunate soul who had a pretty nasty disease. Diseases like cancer, extreme hemophilia, or multiple sclerosis were used in everyday conversation, so after a while, you...
  • 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......
  • Salt shakerWill FDA Regulate Salt? Image by justmakeit via Flickr Will the FDA start regulating salt? There is a lot of controversy about the government possibly considering salt a banned substance. However, there is no plan to make salt a banned substance right now. But why would the FDA regulate salt as dangerous? Statistics......
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  • FDA Approves Continuation of ALS Stem Cell Trial Emory University researchers have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance to the next phase of a landmark trial to treat patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using human neural stem cells. The Phase I trial, currently underway exclusively at Emory University, is designed to assess......
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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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  • ford-ceo-mulally-car-trip-to-detroit-to-dc-cnbcs-fast-moneyFord CEO Mulally's Drive to Washington Costs Over $20,000 CNBC's Fast Money ran an interesting story this evening regarding Ford's CEO Alan Mulally just prior to Congressional Hearing #2 where the Big Three U.S. Automakers will try their hand at begging for a bailout loan -- again! Jeff Macke's research stated that the the drive from Detroit to Washington......
  • 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......
  • control4 Tips to Getting Bad Debt Under Control If you are swimming in a sea of bad debt, keeping your head above water can be incredibly difficult. Thanks to our consumer culture, the availability of credit cards and a general lack of concern for what debt means, many people find that their bad debt is out of control.......
  • 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......
  • travelerspreviewTravelers Championship Preview After the draining and lengthy U.S. Open tournament at Bethpage Black, it is surprising that there is still so much going on. What we have coming up now is the Travelers Championship tournament which is going to be held at the TPC River Highlands located in Cromwell in Connecticut. Oddsmakers......
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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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  • blog traffic exchangeLiquidity Conflict in the U.S. Economy – Spenders vs. Savers The Credit System is on Life Support There was another round of dire warnings issued from Washington yesterday, capped off by a somber speech from President Bush. The fundamental message is consistent: The credit markets are clogged. There is not enough flow of money from lenders to borrowers to support......
  • blog traffic exchangeBook Review: On the Wealth of Nations There are few more seminal figures in the field of economics than Adam Smith. His book, An Inquiry into the Causes and Nature of the Wealth of Nations (hereafter referred to as 'The Wealth of Nations', so I don't get carpal tunnel from repeatedly typing that name) is considered one......
  • 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,......
  • blog traffic exchangeThe Obama Economic Advisory Team - A Scary Group If you want to predict what an inexperienced politician will do when suddenly elevated by voters into a position of vast power and influence, it helps to evaluate the people he has picked to advise him. So it is with President-Elect Barack Obama. Last week Obama held his first press...
  • 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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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 exchangePersonal Finance Links (and on being NFL perfect) Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin said a week ago that he'd trade his Hall of Fame inclusion and his 3 Super Bowl rings for a perfect season. Earlier this past Sunday, he went into more detail on his reasoning, which many found curious. Irving said that there have been......
  • blog traffic exchangePlanning for the End of Days [Today's guest post comes from Kosmo. I'll warn you in advance that is a little different from what you'd normally read in this space (I've given some thoughts about that at the end). When Kosmo isn’t giving horrendous advice, he’s steering the ship over at The Soap Boxers and spinning......
  • 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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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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  • blackbearhuntingBlack Bear Hunting Tips For successful black bear hunting you need to master the art of bear-baiting. You also need to check with your state laws regarding this practice. It is illegal in some states and in other states there a certain restrictions and regulations that you must follow to do it in a......
  • blog traffic exchangeCalifornia Scheming I've always liked the Mamas and Papas song "California Dreamin." Someone should write a sequel: "California Scheming." Arnold Schwarzenegger is such an awful governor that it actually makes him look good as an actor in comparison. Since he and his fellow California politicians can't do anything right when it comes......
  • blog traffic exchangeDebunking Common Health Insurance Myths Health insurance can be a complicated thing, so it's no wonder there are a lot of common myths about it that people subscribe to. It's not easy to do the research, open your mind, and explore options you previously hadn't considered. That's why it's important to dispel some common health......
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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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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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  • 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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