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  • Hillary Clinton is going to be exonerated on the email controversy. It won’t matter.

    05/10/2016 9:52:05 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6 2016 | By Paul Waldman
    The latest news on the Hillary Clinton email controversy reinforces everything we’ve heard so far on this subject: Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. FBI agents on the case have been joined by federal prosecutors from the same office that successfully prosecuted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui — and who would handle any Edward...
  • Clinton's BOTH in Buffalo, NY this week

    04/04/2016 12:07:07 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 23 replies
    4/4/2016 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    Both the impeached formper president and rapist AND the cattle futures genius are going to be in Buffalo, NY this weekend
  • Romney blasts Trump as a 'fraud' Clinton would beat

    03/04/2016 7:34:44 AM PST · by Mr. K · 21 replies
    USA TOday ^ | 3/3/2016 | David Jackson
  • Thank You Trump, for Saving Us From Jeb

    03/04/2016 5:47:58 AM PST · by Mr. K · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/4/2016 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    Thank you Trump, you have already done much to save the country. Cruz was the first into the race, and had good conservative backing, but the establishment wanted Jeb. And the establishment was going to get Jeb. You could see it coming a mile away at that point. Cruz would have withered under the relentless attacks. The same way they attacked Newt Gingrich, Sontorum, and any one else who challenged “Frontrunner” Mitt Romney last time. And the same way they attacked John McCain's opponents the time before that. And Little Yebbie would have lost to HilLIARy, the worst candidate to...
  • Pundits and presidents complain about polarization. But it may be the sign of a healthy democracy.

    02/25/2016 5:50:23 AM PST · by Mr. K · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 25 at 8:02 AM | By Torben Iversen and David Soskice
    Americans tend to assume that polarization is bad for democracy. It is supposed to undermine compromise and contribute to gridlock. It’s furthermore thought to be linked to growing inequality. But when we talk about polarization, we are usually talking about Congress and political elites. Ordinary citizens show very little polarization. In a new article, we argue that this lack of polarization among the public isn’t necessarily a good thing. Indeed, it might be a sign of serious democratic failure. Why does polarization decrease when there’s more economic inequality? First, take a look at this puzzling graph. If we look at...
  • A description of Democrats (Socialists) Envy

    02/24/2016 9:08:54 AM PST · by Mr. K
    Metamorphoses ^ | ??? | Ovid
    "Envy within, busy at the meal of snake's flesh... her tongue dripped in venom. Only the sight of suffering could bring a smile to her lips. ... She looked with dismay on men's good fortune... She could hardly refrain from weeping when she saw no cause for tears." - Ovid, The House of Envy in his 'Metamorphoses'

    12/18/2015 9:29:52 AM PST · by Mr. K · 66 replies ^ | 12/18/2015 | CONTACT HIS OFFICE
  • Contact Speaker Ryan

    12/18/2015 9:02:02 AM PST · by Mr. K · 45 replies
    Speaker Ryan ^ | 12/18/2015 | Mr.K
    Contact Speaker Ryan to let him know how you feel
  • Will Google Notice It's Christmas?

    12/16/2015 9:28:24 AM PST · by Mr. K · 35 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/16/2015 | Mr.K
    IT is 10 days until christmas. Will Google notice and have a special Christmas logo? Or a non-denominational "Happy Holiday" OR will they do what they did on Easter instead of honoring the day of the Resurrection of Christ they used someone more important - Cesar Chavez?

    10/27/2015 12:16:15 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 167 replies
    FR ^ | 10/27/15 | Mr. K
    The thread seems to be causing malware attack warnings
  • Supreme Court Rules Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law

    10/21/2015 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 79 replies
    texas tribune ^ | 12:45 p.m. EDT October 18, 2014 | Richard Wolf, USA
    The U.S. Supreme Court early Saturday denied a last-ditch effort to block the enforcement of Texas' controversial voter ID law in the upcoming elections. The ruling comes two days before the start of early voting. Election Day is Nov. 4. Six of the nine justices agreed to deny a request to vacate Tuesday’s judgment from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the state could enforce the law. The opinion removes the last traces of uncertainty over whether the law — which supporters say prevents voter fraud — would be in effect for the start of early voting.
  • The Raven

    10/15/2015 5:11:32 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 13 replies
    Edgar Allen ^ | 1/1/1111 | Poe
  • THAT'S IT... I'm leaving

    09/18/2015 10:05:10 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 123 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/18/2015 | Mr. K
    I have to go to the bathroom
  • Why Does GOP Let Libtards Run The Debates?

    09/17/2015 6:57:02 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 43 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/17/2015 | Mr. K
    So I started watching the debates, and it was nothing but "He said this about you- what do you say about that?" Over and over. Why does the GOP let the libtards run the debates? Every single election... It's not like FOX news was any better this time around (ok marginally) but how about a debate moderated by Rush, Sean, and Mark Levin? Would HilLIARy and Bernie Sanders sit through questioning by Rush and Hannity and Levin? (would they survive being asked ACTUAL questions?)
  • Refugees? Or Invasion Forces?

    09/10/2015 7:28:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 60 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/10/2015 | Mr K
    Are these 'refugees' really an invasion force? I have seen many cases of refugees, in the past. These do not look like 'refugees'. Usually they look like mostly women and children and elderly, who look starving and emaciated and are desperately pleading for help. You see the crying and moaning and outstretched hands grasping for relief. These 'refugees' seem to be all military-age men, who look fit and healthy, and who turn down food and water if it bears the mark of the infidel (Red Cross logo) They seem to be standing around on train-stations or boats waiting for the...
  • Fahrenheit 451 (proven more prescient than ever)

    06/25/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 16 replies
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ^ | 1953 | Ray Bradbury
    FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury This one, with gratitude, is for DON CONGDON. FAHRENHEIT 451: The temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns PART I IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN IT was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history. With...
  • Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

    06/24/2015 1:47:53 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 1:08 PM ET | scott horsley
    This post was updated at 1:25 p.m. ET to include comment from the White House press secretary. The Obama administration is preparing to announce changes in the way it deals with families whose loved ones have been taken hostage by terrorist groups such as the self-declared Islamic State militant group. Families were invited to a private meeting with administration officials Tuesday in advance of a public announcement at the White House on Wednesday. Families have complained in the past that they felt neglected and received mixed messages from the government. While the White House is not expected to shift its...
  • I just did my income taxes

    03/18/2015 6:21:17 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 21 replies
    Free Republic Blogosphere ^ | 3/18/2015 | Mr. K
    I just did my income taxes It came to a question of “Did I have health insurance coverage” and I answered NO (there was no option for “none of your f%^&ing business”) I wanted to see where this was going to take me. It then asked why I didn't have coverage and said that under ‘special circumstances’ that my fine/tax could be waived and it listed 5 options- one of which was “It was too expensive” and so I picked that... (inexplicably again there was no option for “none of your f%^&ing business”) Then it said “Congratulations! your fine/tax fee...

    11/21/2014 7:57:24 AM PST · by Mr. K · 75 replies
    Vanity | 11/21/2014 | Mr. K
    Change your voter registration NOW!. There is no voting action we can do to get rid of GOP RINO's until 2 more years so.... EVERYONE should change your voter registration to INDEPENDENT Right now. We would have 2 years to make (I) the majority in every state. Even some Democrats would join Independants after this bozo. I KNOW some wonderful people who do not follow the news like we do, and have just been lifelong demcrats because their parents were... I have seen them get more and more disgusted with what this guy is doing.
  • Imagine if ISIS had Syria and Egypt right now...

    10/11/2014 8:54:59 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/11/14 | Mrf. K
    Obama helped overthrow Khadaffy in Libya. And there were several other countries where the Muslime Brotherhood took over with Obama's help during "The Arab Spring" Egypt overthrew Hosni Mrubarek. The MB took over there, but the Egyptian people tossed them out as soon as they realized what was up. Remember that Odumbass wanted to help "the rebels" overthrow Assad in Syria last year? Imagine the position ISIS would be in if Syria and Egypt were still owned by the MB? The 'caliphate' would have been created complete before 6 years of Oshitheads 'presidency', and would probably be attacking the rest...
  • Harry Reid email: "Chances Democrats Win the Senate: 33%"

    10/11/2014 7:31:51 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 30 replies
    Harry Reid ^ | 10/11/2014 | Harry Reid PAC
    Chances Democrats Win the Senate: 33% -- Daily Kos, 9/29/14 Dear Friend, Put another way -- as is stands today, Koch-backed Republicans have a 66% chance of taking control of the U.S. Senate. We’ve got a month to keep control of the Senate. Let’s make sure we’re fighting as hard as we possibly can. We need $42,OOO this month to keep our grassroots efforts going. Can you contribute $5? If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately: Express Donate: $5 Express Donate: $10 Express Donate: $25 Or donate another amount. The obstruction of...
  • Watch for MORE Of these Actions...

    06/03/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 19 replies
    The Free Reupublic ^ | 6/3/2014 | FRSelfie
  • Is the interweb slowing down?

    03/30/2014 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 62 replies
    3/30/2014 | me
    I have noticed that Facebook and Outlook mail and You tube are extremely slow this afternoon. Does anyone else here see this? Is there getting to be too much traffic?
  • Obama Speaches comparison to ‘Animal House’ Quotes

    02/10/2014 2:16:32 AM PST · by Mr. K · 17 replies
    Animal Farm ^ | 2/10/2014 | George Orwell
    Animal Farm Quotes (showing 1-30 of 91) “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm “Four legs good, two legs bad.” ― George Orwell, Animal Farm “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast...
  • Report: Obama to Allow Sale of Canceled Plans

    11/14/2013 8:36:36 AM PST · by Mr. K · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 14 Nov 2013, 8:25 AM PDT | By DAVID ESPO
    (AP) AP sources: Obama to allow sale of canceled plans By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. The decision was designed to ease the impact on millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices in recent weeks, and also to try to redeem a presidential promise that anyone who wanted to keep his coverage under the law would be allowed to do so.
  • It's called FRAUD IN THE INDUCEMENT and it's a crime

    11/05/2013 3:58:59 PM PST · by Mr. K · 26 replies
    11/5/2013 | Mr. K
    Fraud in the inducement n. the use of deceit or trick to cause someone to act to his/her disadvantage, such as signing an agreement or deeding away real property. The heart of this type of fraud is misleading the other party as to the facts upon which he/she will base his/her decision to act. Example: "there will be tax advantages to you if you let me take title to your property," or "you don't have to read the rest of the contract--it is just routine legal language" but actually includes a balloon payment. (See: fraud, extrinsic fraud)
  • Impeachable: President Obama waives law that forbids U.S. from providing ‘aid and comfort’

    10/24/2013 5:41:12 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/17/2013 | The Blaze
    Glenn opened the radio program this morning with some very troubling (and bizarre) news that lead him to call for President Obama’s impeachment. Yesterday, the President waived a federal provision specifically designed to prevent the U.S. from supplying arms to terrorist groups in order to begin providing military assistance to the Syrian rebels. “Today I come to you with the news that our President actually waived the restriction on countries supplying arms to international terrorists, specifically Al‑Qaeda. And the reason why he waived that is because we’re providing arms to international terrorists, specifically Al‑Qaeda,” Glenn said. “Now, if that isn’t...
  • "I Have A Complaint"

    08/28/2013 4:51:11 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 9 replies
    8/28/13 | Mr K
    Obama said that 50 years ago people gathered here to express their grievances and ask their government for redress.. Did he summarize MLK's "I have a dream" speech as "I have a complaint"?
  • Breaking Bad -Last Season (spoilers for sure)

    08/27/2013 11:55:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 398 replies
    8/27/2013 | Mr. K
    Breaking Bad discussion here Last week was episode 511
  • Breaking Bad- 509 (Spoiler Potential)

    08/13/2013 11:08:30 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 74 replies
    Who saw the first episode of the last season of Breaking Bad last night? Is this the most awesome show ever on TV or what? The acting is first rate all around. When Hank punches Walt it looks like he is going to go all out right then and there, but as Walt circles back around him and stares Hank down at the end, it shows he is clearly in charge of the situation
  • Complaint filed with AG of FL seeking criminal charges against Holder, Obama, Corey ...

    07/15/2013 11:50:33 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 34 replies
    Citizens for the Constitution; ^ | July 15, 2013 | Citizens for the Constitution;
    Complaint filed with Attorney General of FL seeking criminal charges to be filed against Eric Holder, Barack Obama, CRS, Angela Corey for violation of 14th amendment civil rights and for inciting violence and riots, as well as complaint against NBC and ABC for fraud I am pleased to inform you that on July 14th, 2013, Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. filed a formal complaint with Florida’s Office of the Attorney General concerning these blatant violations of Mr. George Zimmerman’s 14th Amendment Rights of ‘Due Process and Equal Protection Under the Law’. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office has responded to the...
  • Madonna to be discussed at Polish exorcists meeting

    07/11/2013 8:26:57 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12:29PM BST 11 Jul 2013 | By Matthew Day
    Long the scourge of the Catholic Church, Madonna has often triggered Christian ire, once going through a mock crucifixion during one her stage shows. Now her music and shows will come under the scrutiny of priests trained in the art of defeating demons, treating satanic possession and looking for the devil in a section of the conference dedicated to finding evil in popular culture. "Part of the conference is dedicated to the hidden subliminal message in communication, and the choice of this subject was inspired by the woman who dares to call herself Madonna," said Father Andrzej Grefkowic, an exorcist...
  • Group Says Pepsi Still Contains Carcinogen

    07/03/2013 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 17 replies
    Food Manufacturing ^ | 7/3/2013 | Food Manufacturing
    NEW YORK (AP) — An environmental group said Wednesday that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after the drink maker said it would change its formula. In March, PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. both said they would adjust their formulas nationally after California passed a law mandating drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens come with a cancer warning label. The changes were made for drinks sold in California when the law passed. The chemical is 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, which can form during the cooking process and, as a result, may...
  • TV star tweets on guns, loses half her following

    06/12/2013 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 22 replies
    wnd ^ | Joe Kovacs
    Merely tweeting about guns these days can prove to be volatile, especially for those in Hollywood. Ads by Google Puritan's Pride VitaminsBuy 1 Get 2 Free Plus Free Shipping! Brutal Fighting SkillsFight Moves Federal Agents & The Army Don't Want You To Know Case in point is actress Katee Sackhoff, best known for her TV roles as agent Dana Walsh on “24″ and pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on “Battlestar Galactica.” After having seen a news report about a four-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his father with a loaded gun that was left unattended at a friend’s...
  • DOJ: Slam Muslims on Facebook, face feds

    05/31/2013 5:59:22 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 273 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2013 | Bob Unruh
    Bloggers beware. And those who use email, too. And those on Facebook. And Twitter. And anyone else using social media: Diss a Muslim and the Department of Justice will be on your case with the full weight of federal law. The Obama administration, which is launching a series of Muslim Outreach Summits so that Islamists can tell federal officials how they better can serve that community, says it also is holding educational outreaches to let people know that Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal prosecution. Ads by Google Will You Boldly Proclaim"I am a Christian"? Sign...
  • Photo: Empty 'Reserved Media Seating' at Abortion Doc Gosnell's Murder Trial

    04/12/2013 10:34:01 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2013, 5:29 AM PDT | John Nolte
    The picture above, for what it’s worth, is of the reserved media seats at the Gosnell trial. It was taken by JD Mullane, a news writer and columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intel and the Burlington County (NJ) Times. He says: Sat through a full day of testimony at the Kermitt Gosnell trial today. It is beyond the most morbid Hollywood horror. It will change you. I was surprised by the picture and asked “really?” He responded “Local press was there, Inky, PhillyMag, NBC10 blogger. Court staff told me nobody else has shown up.”

    04/10/2013 6:45:54 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 96 replies
    United States Action ^ | 4/10/13 | Miles Stair
    The reality of protecting all electronic equipment against EMP from a nuclear explosion over our shores is becoming imminent. We now live in perilous times. The information to follow on building "Faraday cages" is timely indeed. A single atmospheric nuclear detonation releases enough electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to equal 100,000 volts per square centimeter on the ground. A single detonation 200 to 400 miles over the center of the continental United States would fry every unprotected computer chip from coast to coast, and from the middle of Canada to the middle of Mexico. And we are now into Solar Cycle 23,...

    04/01/2013 6:39:19 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 36 replies
    April 1, 2001 | Sloof Lirpa
  • Palin/Bachman 2016. Unbeatable ticket?

    03/26/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 152 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/26/13 | Mr.K
    Before Newt Gingrich and the GOP try to peddle this insanely ridiculous "Reince Revolution" baloney (seriously- with a straight face he said that????) I would like to get out front with what I think would be an UN-BEATABLE ticket in 2016 Palin/Bachman They would get ALL the GOP vote and at least half the Women's vote from Democrats. Plus they would SPEAK THE TRUTH instead of GOP-approved pablum, and -like when Ronald Reagan spoke the truth- the PEOPLE WOULD LOVE IT
  • 3 Days Post-Sequestapocolyptogeddon- Life Miraculously Continues!

    03/06/2013 5:41:42 AM PST · by Mr. K · 17 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/6/13 | Mr.K
    3 days aftrer the Sequester-induced end of the world, and life seemingly continues as before. The Mayans had nothing on Obama when it comes to predicting doom and gloom... Use this thread to post your horror stories here, and how Sequestapocalyptogeddon (2%) destroyed you and your family! And no sneaky democrats allowed, like those attending anti-gun-control rallies all over the country claiming to be parents of slain sandy-hook children!
  • Obama: "Cut fat bloated federal programs" (Vanity)

    03/05/2013 7:21:09 PM PST · by Mr. K · 10 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/5/2013 | Mr.K
    The Bozo-in-chief was complaining about the sequester, and how it did not give him any leeway to cut "fat, bloated government programs that have outlived their usefulness", but instead it forced across-the-board cuts that would hurt police and firemen and teachers and air-traffic controllers... So... What fat, bloated programs was he talking about? Can we get a list? It would be nice to stop wasting money on programs that have outlived their usefulness

    03/02/2013 10:47:56 AM PST · by Mr. K · 6 replies
    UT-sandieago ^ | 3/1/2013 | Charles Krauthammer
     ✉ 0 Comments “The worst-case scenario for us,” a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, “is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens.” Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by 2.2 percent – and the country survives. That a government now borrowing 35 cents of every dollar it spends reduces that borrowing by two cents “and nothing bad really happens.” Oh, the humanity! A normal citizen might think this a good thing. For reactionary liberalism, however, whatever sum our ever-inflating government happens to spend today (now double what Bill...

    01/30/2013 7:53:26 PM PST · by Mr. K · 86 replies
    Mr. K ^ | 1/30/12 | Mr. K
    I have to go to the little cowboy's room
  • U.S. GDP Contracts for First Time Since 2009

    01/30/2013 8:04:57 AM PST · by Mr. K · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Published January 30, 2013 | Reuters
    The U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter, suffering its first decline since the 2007-09 recession as businesses scaled back on restocking and government spending plunged. Gross domestic product fell at a 0.1 percent annual rate after growing at a 3.1 percent clip in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. That was the worst performance since the second quarter of 2009, when the recession ended, and showed the economy entering the new year with no momentum. The contraction, coming against a backdrop of tightening fiscal policy, could spur fears of a new recession and create an...
  • Hospital Video Mocks Patient Care Under Health Reform

    01/30/2013 8:00:25 AM PST · by Mr. K · 15 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | January 30, 2013 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    A video leaked to FOX Business mocks how health reform can make more money for doctors and hospitals by preventing patients from being readmitted to hospitals. The video, made by Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J., a member of the Atlantic Health System, is meant to recruit doctors and medical staffers to join health reform’s new “Accountable Care Organizations,” (ACOs), key to cost savings in the health-reform law. The video shows doctors barring the doors of the hospital to stop patients from being readmitted for more care, dollar bills exchanging hands between doctors and staffers, as well as workers getting...
  • Gun Control Simplified

    12/20/2012 9:44:22 AM PST · by Mr. K · 13 replies
    Photobucket ^ | 12/20/12 | Mr. K
  • Outlook for Chávez Darkens, Doctors Say

    12/14/2012 5:09:24 PM PST · by Mr. K · 47 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2012, 11:32 p.m. ET | By JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA and RON WINSLOW
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's cancer is most likely terminal given the disease's recurrences, and while the president may bounce back for periods, his health is increasingly at risk, say several leading cancer specialists not involved in the treatment. Mr. Chávez is recovering from surgery in Cuba this week after the president said malignant cells reappeared for a third time in his abdomen. Venezuela's government hasn't disclosed what type of cancer he has or what the surgery was for. But it has described the more than six-hour operation as "complex and delicate" and said Mr. Chávez might not be back in...
  • When Capital Is Nowhere in View

    12/13/2012 9:19:55 AM PST · by Mr. K · 7 replies
    Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    A Travel Channel episode of No Reservations, [..], took viewers to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I had heard that the show offered unique insight into the country and its troubles. I couldn't imagine how. But it turns out to be true. Through the lens of food, we can gain an insight into culture, and from culture to economy, and from economy to politics and finally to what's wrong in this country and what can be done about it. Through this micro lens, we gain more insight than we would have if the program were entirely focused on economic issues. Such an episode...
  • The Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect

    11/16/2012 7:09:09 AM PST · by Mr. K · 12 replies
    Media carries with it a credibility that is totally undeserved. You have all experienced this, in what I call the Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. (I call it by this name because I once discussed it with Murray Gell-Mann, and by dropping a famous name I imply greater importance to myself, and to the effect, than it would otherwise have.) Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect works as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no...
  • Over/Under on when unemployment goes back over 10% ?

    11/09/2012 12:45:56 PM PST · by Mr. K · 26 replies
    The American Sheeple | 11/9/2012 | Me
    I am going to guess by March 15 at the earliest