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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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  • The heat is coming, just wait until June!Global Warming: Dang, You Fooled Us [/caption] The global warming epidemic that is apparently going to cause our demise very shortly, unless we learn to harness the air as a fuel source of course, has apparently been on a hiatus the past few weeks as record cold has settled in across the enitre nation, as well......
  • 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 exchangeYou Can't Spend Your Way Out of the Crisis WSJ had an interesting article on New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key. A former foreign-exchange trader, he takes supply-side approach to the global recession. "We don't tell New Zealanders we can stop the global recession, because we can't," says Prime Minister John Key, leaning forward in his armchair at his......
  • hondaEnvironmental Benefits of Hybrid Electric Vehicles There are a number of environmental benefits associated with hybrid electric vehicles. Understanding what they are is one of the keys to getting the most out of your knowledge of these vehicles. Gasoline, when it is burned, is capable of producing large amounts of carbon dioxide, which is the major......
  • 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 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
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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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  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
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  • 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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  • 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.......
  • Roger FedererUS Open Facts and Figures Lets take a look at some of the pertinent facts and figures for the upcoming US Open tennis championship tournament: What: This is the final major championship tournament for the pro tennis season. When: Play will continue for two weeks, with the women's singles finals to be held on September......
  • 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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  • Just Look at That Sexy MustacheMoney-isms: Keynesianism Welcome to a special week-long series where we take a look at some prominent economic theories. Don't worry, it won't be nearly as horrifyingly dull as it sounds; this is still the Amateur Financier, after all. Plus, it's always good to have a little background when you're reading about things......
  • 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%,......
  • 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......
  • blog traffic exchangeHong Kong's Danny Yung There are plenty of fantastic things that draw people to Hong Kong. Hotel accommodations are some of the finest in the world, situated as they are in one of the most stylish places. We have carefully selected these hotels for their high standards of excellence in design and comfort. Service......
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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 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......
  • 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 exchangeNFL Players' Money with the Upcoming Labor Stoppage At midnight tonight, the NFL owners and the NFL players will no longer have a collective bargaining agreement... unless there is some drastic, last minute progress. This means players will not be paid, this NFL season may be in jeopardy of being canceled or shortened which means owners won't collect......
  • 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......
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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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