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  • Peter Schiff-Socialism is the Problem, Capitalism Is The Solution

    07/16/2012 11:19:44 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 4 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 07/16/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    We caught up with our old friend Peter Schiff at Freedom Fest. While he was on a panel, security was sicked on Doug Casey for smoking a cigar (Cubano of course) while participating on stage. Freedom took a major hit when Doug was forced to extinguish his rich stogie. But as Doug said, he was on someone else's property, so he had to comply with the management's wishes. I want to know who the Buzzkill was that turned him in. Peter made the case for limited government and eliminated socialism in his usual eloquent manner. Too Big To Fail Banks...
  • Avengers' Director Whedon Goes On Anti-Capitalist Rant

    07/15/2012 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies ^ | 7/14/2012 | John Nolte
    So says the guy probably worth somewhere around a gajillion dollars and who likely made somewhere around a thousand times more money from "Avengers" than anyone on the crew. But Whedon's obviously talking about socialism for, you know, other people: “We are watching capitalism destroy itself right now,” [Whedon] told the audience. He added that America is “turning into Tsarist Russia” and that “we’re creating a country of serfs.” Whedon was raised on the Upper Westside neighborhood of Manhattan in the 1970s, an area associated with left-leaning intellectuals. He said he was raised by people who thought socialism was a...
  • Milton Friedman Speaks to Physicians at the Mayo Clinic

    07/11/2012 11:39:00 AM PDT · by GoodDay · 9 replies
    YouTube | July 11, 2012 | GoodDay
    Milton Friedman speaks to physicians at the Mayo Clinic about healthcare and the trend toward socialized medicine (1978) part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6
  • First Church of the Blessed Evaporator

    07/08/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT · by JoanVarga · 41 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | 07/07/2012 | Joan Of Argghh!
    Thank God for air conditioning. I mean it. I'm not being casual about Whom to thank. I thank the everlasting Creator who imparted his universal wisdom into a series of inventions and ideas until a misguided therapy for malaria gave us the means to create ice. God bless! And then some Luddite, glacier-chopping Ice King quashed John Gorrie's idea in order to save his own fortunes, and we sweated for 50 more years. I hope Hell's thermostat got an upgrade of 50,000 extra degrees just for Mr. Tudor's arrival. Air Conditioning is a miracle of civilization but it's not a...
  • York: Obama saw corporate job as working for the enemy

    06/22/2012 6:39:41 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 21, 2012 | Byron York
    New evidence comes in the just-released biography "Barack Obama: The Story," by David Maraniss. Obama spent very little time in business, but he did have a job at a company called Business International for about a year after he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. The book contains new details about the future president's brief stint in corporate America. Obama was a low-level editor in Reference Services, working on reports describing economic conditions in various foreign countries. By all accounts, he disliked the work, not just because it was pedestrian and boring, but because it was in business. "He calls...
  • Just Capitalism. Compassionate economic system. Another way to economy back on track

    06/05/2012 2:00:32 AM PDT · by se99tp · 7 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | June 6th, 2012 | Norman Kurland
    There is an economic fault line running throughout America and the world which today’s economic gurus seem unable to explain or remedy: the widening wealth and income gap between a tiny rich elite and multitudes of poor in every country (including the United States), and between developed and developing nations. ... Access to capital ownership, asserted economist Kelso, Reagan's friend, is as fundamental a human right as the right to the fruits of one’s labor. Furthermore, Kelso argued, the democratization of capital credit is the "social key" to universalizing access to future ownership of productive wealth, so that every person,...
  • No Surprise When Cory Booker Defends Capitalism

    05/28/2012 5:22:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 28, 2012 | Star Parker
    Winston Churchill captured what this presidential election is about when he observed “the inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” It’s why the young black Democrat mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker, got high level repudiation from the Obama campaign, including from the president himself, when he insolently suggested that Bain Capital, the investment firm once headed by Mitt Romney, might actually do positive things. Booker, an Obama campaign surrogate, went off script on Meet the Press when he refused to justify a campaign attack ad...
  • Obama Campaign Recovers Loot from Capitalist Pirates

    05/26/2012 12:47:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 May 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama’s reelection campaign press secretary, Ben LaBolt rebuffed criticism that the campaign’s acceptance of donations from Bain Capital employees is hypocritical. Bain has been castigated by Obama for preying upon vulnerable businesses and looting them for selfish gain. Bain is the firm that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney worked for before he became governor of Massachusetts. “Those who don’t understand the President’s thinking imagine that he is inconsistently benefiting from the ill-gotten gains of those engaged in reprehensible conduct,” LaBolt said. “In reality, he is recovering this money, purifying it, and putting it to use is his crusade to...
  • Romney: Why is Obama attacking capitalism?

    05/24/2012 9:12:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/24/12 | Ed Morrissey
    In other words, “Hey, let’s keep talking about Bain Capital!” Mitt Romney proudly rolled out Bain’s investment history, in which their businesses succeeded in boosting profit and viability in 80% of the cases — keeping in mind that private-equity firms and especially Bain tend to focus on already-troubled firms. Only 5% of their bets resulted in bankruptcy later, which is a rather remarkable record for a private-equity firm. In attacking that kind of success, Romney argued on Fox News this morning, Barack Obama has resorted to nothing less than an attack on capitalism itself:
  • Cory Booker And The Bain Of Obama's Existence

    05/21/2012 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 21, 2012 | Editor
    Campaign 2012: Newark's mayor succumbs to administration thought control after going off-script and praising the private-equity firm that succeeded in creating net jobs, unlike presidential investment Solyndra. The White House must have had a bad case of the vapors when Newark Mayor Cory Booker, viewed in some quarters as a practical, non-ideological problem-solver, praised the record of Mitt Romney's former private firm Bain Capital, before a national audience on NBC's "Meet The Press," and eschewed attacks of a type he found "nauseating." "I have to just say from a very personal level, I'm not about to sit here and indict...
  • Role of American capitalism on trial

    05/20/2012 7:41:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson
    This election is being fought along the traditional skirmish line of capital versus labor. President Obama projects himself as the protector of workers and families who are preyed upon by greedy and wealthy capitalists. Mitt Romney counters that the president doesn't understand business and that his antagonism discourages private investment and job creation. A couple of observations on the table. First, capital income doesn't flow just to "fat cats." It also goes to small businesses, retirement accounts, college endowments, ordinary shareholders, landlords and people who collect interest. Second, labor's shrinking share isn't necessarily a disaster for workers. What else is...
  • Cash-strapped G8 looks to private sector in hunger fight [BO "discovers" food stamps aren't enough]

    05/18/2012 4:12:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    Reuters ^ | 5/18/12 | Andrew Quinn
    Obama to announce new public/private effort... Buffeted by the euro zone crisis and distracted by political problems at home, the leaders of the world's industrial powers are turning to the private sector to help fight hunger and malnutrition for up to a billion people beset by shortages, droughts and rising food prices.
  • Capitalists and Other Psychopaths

    05/14/2012 10:04:12 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 44 replies
    NYTIMES Sunday Review ^ | May 12-13, 2012 | WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ
    THERE is an ongoing debate in this country about the rich: who they are, what their social role may be, whether they are good or bad. Well, consider the following. A recent study found that 10 percent of people who work on Wall Street are “clinical psychopaths,” exhibiting a lack of interest in and empathy for others and an “unparalleled capacity for lying, fabrication, and manipulation.” (The proportion at large is 1 percent.) Another study concluded that the rich are more likely to lie, cheat and break the law. The only thing that puzzles me about these claims is that...
  • Hamster torture at Shenyang trade fair

    05/14/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT · by Makana · 16 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | Shanghaiist reader "Revolted in Shenyang"
    Anyhow, what you see in the video is a woman selling some kind of pest-control for rats that plugs into an electrical socket like a night-light. On her table she has varyingly one or two hamsters in a cage. I've walked past her several times over the past 2 days and sometimes it's one, sometimes it's two. During her fast-paced sales-pitch she will take out the night-light device and plug it into a yellow extension cord socket on her left. As she plugs it in the hamsters instantly fall onto their backs or sides and begin writhing and convulsing violently....
  • Hybrid Economics, Torah Style

    05/10/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    And if your brother becomes poor, and his means fail with you, and you shall uphold him: as a stranger and a settler shall he live with you. Take no interest from him or increase; but fear your G-d; so that your brother may live with you. You shall not give him your money with interest, or give your food for increase. I am Hashem your G-d, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, to be your G-d. (From this week's Torah portion, Behar, Leviticus 25:35-38) The Torah portion of...
  • Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for 'Converting' Him to Capitalism, Pro-Israel, Pro-USA

    05/09/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
      This is just downright amazing and frankly I'm surprised this video slipped under the radar. Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel's side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards. Give props where they're due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.  The video was shot during the May Day protests in...
  • Paul Ryan: Obama's 'Julia' website 'creepy' and 'demeaning'

    05/05/2012 8:21:37 PM PDT · by bramps · 31 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 5/4/2012 | JUSTIN SINK
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the Obama campaign's new website — which uses a fictionalized woman named Julia to illustrate how the president's policies help female voters — is "creepy" and "demeaning." “It suggests that this woman can’t go anywhere in life without Barack Obama’s government-centered society. It’s kind of demeaning to her,” Ryan said during a constituent meeting in Wisconsin, the National Review reports. “She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn’t say much about his faith in Julia.”
  • The main-street Republican values of ... Burning Man?

    05/04/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/03/2012 | by Suzy Khimm
    Go to Burning Man, and you’ll find everything from a thunderdome battle between a couple in tiger-striped bodypaint to a man dressed as a gigantic blueberry muffin on wheels. But underneath it all, says the festival’s co-founder, Larry Harvey, is “old-fashioned capitalism.”
  • Speculators (Saturbray)

    04/28/2012 7:52:13 AM PDT · by bray · 1 replies ^ | 4/28/12 | bray
    And this is LOVE: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in LOVE. 2 John 1:6 President Noilbama gave a passionate speech on the need to stop those evil oil speculators who have been driving the price of gas up. If he was serious about it he would pass an executive order making the Democrat Party illegal since they have been speculating the oil prices up for four decades. Everything you eat, drink or live in is completely founded on the price of energy. When you...
  • Does Asteroid Mining Violate Space Law? (Libs say yes)

    04/24/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Yahoo News
    Several well-known billionaires are forming the new company Planetary Resources with plans to send a robotic spacecraft to mine precious metals from an asteroid and bring them back to Earth. Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and their business partners say the enterprise will "add trillions to the global GDP." But to whom do those trillions belong — the company, or everyone? Does a private company have a right to stake claim to an asteroid, or are celestial bodies such as the moon, planets and asteroids the communal property of all Earthlings? "The law on this is not settled...