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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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  • 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......
  • 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 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......
  • Global WarmingFat People Cause Global Warming: Fat Isn't Very Green Photo Courtesy of starsky1231 Lately, we have noticed an increasing push for "going green." We have seen changes in everything from transportation to food preparation to the internet. This got me thinking about how I could make my life greener. My immediate realization was that I was a walking global......
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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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  • 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......
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  • 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 exchangeLiving Within Your Means and the Marital Allowance The mainstream media is now chock-full of stories about married couples having to tighten their belts to "live within their means." It is interesting that these stories are only recently becoming popular because not living within your means is a problem whether the economy is in good shape or, like...
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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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  • 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.......
  • 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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  • 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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  • Gay-Marriage-300Defense of Marriage Act Found Unconstitutional in One Federal District Court I wrote about Defense of Marriage Act back in May when discussing the topic of Same Sex Estate and Financial Planning. Well it turns out that a Federal District Court Judge has determined it the piece of legislation is Unconstitutional. Before I briefly describe the background and what happened,......
  • 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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  • 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......
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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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  • OldBankofEnglandNotesUK Stimulus Fails, Sees Sixth Quarter of Recession The Bank of England surprised all economic estimates today when it revealed that the UK GDP continued to contract in the third quarter. Most analysts were expecting modest growth, and the Bank of England itself had been jawboning the notion that there would be growth. Instead, GDP contracted by 0.4%,......
  • 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 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...
  • 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 exchangeGlobal Economic Recession: Coming To A Town Near You! Gerald Celente runs The Trends Research Institue and has been analysing economic news and data and predicting trends for over 20 years. He advocated buying gold in 2001 when it was under $300/oz and has been accurate in a lot of his predictions. Right now he's predicting a revisting of......
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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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  • 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......
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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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  • 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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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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