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  • Bowe Bergdahl Kept a Journal About Being a ‘Lone Wolf’ With a Love of Atlas Shrugged

    06/11/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/11/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Army sergeant and rescued Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl has been caught up in a web of conspiracy theories and political noise since his handover in Afghanistan early last month, but those who know him are rejecting suggestions that he was a "a calculating deserter." The Washington Post today published excerpts from Bergdahl's journal, which he mailed along with a laptop and his copy of Atlas Shrugged, to his close friend Kim Harrison just before leaving his post and getting captured in the summer of 2009. "Trying to keep my self togeather," he wrote, mixing philosophical musings and misspellings. "I'm so...
  • Occupy Movement in Circles

    05/24/2014 12:50:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice of Las Vegas ^ | May 20, 2014 | Grace Pollari
    The occupy movement is circling back on itself with the announcement of the final prosecution of protester Cecily McMillian. Sentenced to three months for elbowing a police officer, those within and without the movement are wondering where they go from here and what it all means. The founders of the movement have moved from cities into the country, and are organizing to occupy the polls to rout out corruption. However, there are questions within the confines of the Electoral College as to how much change this focus can produce. One element of the occupy movement from its headquarters in Zuccotti...
  • Madrid Buried In Trash As Garbagemen Strike Continues For 10th Day

    11/15/2013 9:08:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/15/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The trouble with proclaiming 'victory' over the crisis in Spain (read the whole of Europe) and the ECB enabling governments profligacy with the ghost of OMT future is that it merely emboldens. As Al Jazeera reports, Madrid's garbage collectors have been on strike since November 5 to protest layoffs and pay cuts. With garbage piling up on the streets of Madrid, the mayor issued private trash-collecting companies an ultimatum on Wednesday: end the street cleaners' strike or lose their contracts. More than 30,000 residents have signed a petition to the defense minister asking for the streets to be cleaned....
  • More Americans Going Galt

    08/12/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    President Obama promised he would unite the world…and he’s right.Representatives from dozens of nations have bitterly complained about an awful piece of legislation, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), that was enacted back in 2010.They despise this unjust law because it extends the power of the IRS into the domestic affairs of other nations. That’s an understandable source of conflict, which should be easy to understand. Wouldn’t all of us get upset, after all, if the French government or Russian government wanted to impose their laws on things that take place within our borders?But it’s not just foreign...
  • France's Jean-Marc Ayrault slams flight of the 'greedy rich' (Another liberal great idea fails!)

    12/11/2012 8:42:01 PM PST · by Route395 · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/11/12 | Henry Samuel
    Jean-Marc Ayrault's outburst came after France's best-known actor, Gerard Dépardieu, took up legal residence in a small village just over the border in Belgium, alongside hundreds of other wealthy French nationals seeking lower taxes. "Those who are seeking exile abroad are not those who are scared of becoming poor," the prime minister declared after unveiling sweeping anti-poverty measures to help those hit by the economic crisis. These individuals are leaving "because they want to get even richer," he said. "We cannot fight poverty if those with the most, and sometimes with a lot, do not show solidarity and a bit...
  • Will American Producers be "Going Galt" After Jan. 1 Fiscal Cliff/Tax Increase?

    12/08/2012 4:52:04 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    Self | December 8, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    What is the possibility of American producers (manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, retail, etc.) "Going Galt" after Jan. 1 if the tax rates soar as Obama wants? The Bamster is so arrogant that he thinks he can merely order it (already proposed DOUBLE the original 800 Billion tax increase) and it will be so. But what if the people it affects the most (i.e. producers) just shut down their businesses? Gas stations closed, supermarkets closed, little or no transportation, etc. The result would be not only the American economy grinding to a halt but outright panic. Of course, the ONLY way to...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation (leaving US Senate in January)

    12/06/2012 7:31:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 261 replies
    South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina's junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about $80 million. Sen. DeMint's departure means that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will name a successor, who will have to run in a special election in 2014. In that year, both Mr. DeMint's replacement and Sen. Lindsey Graham will be running for reelection in South Carolina.
  • STARVE THE BEAST: How to GO GALT and Avoid Paying Taxes (Without Moving or Quitting Your Job)

    11/08/2012 2:30:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 156 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If the Obammunists are planning on building their paradise  with my wallet, they're in for some disappointment... What exactly is 'Going Galt'? Think of it as a supply-side Cloward-Piven strategy... starve the beast, rather than milk-it-dry: 'Going Galt' doesn't simply mean getting angry. That would be "Going Postal." It means having righteous indignation at the injustice of a political system that bails out individuals and institutions for irresponsible behavior and at the expense of those like you who prosper through hard work and personal responsibly. 'Going Galt' means asking in the face of new taxes and government controls, "Why work at all?" "For whom am...
  • Vanity: Reduce Personal Spending including Christmas items, Until Taxmaggedon is resolved

    10/02/2012 9:44:21 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 28 replies
    vanity | October 2, 2012 | Steelers6
    I believe conservatives should be preparing for what is less than 3 months away. We need to be in the political fight with our resources, not wasting on entertainment, vacations to blue states and cities, consumer goods like IPhone. One, if Obama is reelected do you think any of those things are going to matter. Two, be preparing for the huge tax increase that is coming so why would you want to buying Christmas gifts with credit cards 20% interest rates especially in October. I'm talking about spending on needs not wants, if something breaks and you have to fix...
  • Female Small Business Owner Forced to Fire 800 Employees, Says She'll Fold If Obama Reelected

    06/18/2012 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, from Breitbart: "23% of Small Business Owners Went a Year Without Pay -- Barack Obama has said the private sector is doing fine. Tell that to small business owners; a new survey by Citigroup shows that 23% of small business owners have gone more than a year without pay. The study also says that 54% of them have gone without at least one paycheck; 38% of them said their employees had worked overtime without being compensated; and 18% of them had been unable to make a paycheck for their employees at least once. "During recent years,...
  • Fed Up: A Texas Bank Is Calling It Quits (Regulated to Death)

    08/11/2011 8:35:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/11/2011 | Robin Sidel
    Main Street Bank lends most of its money to small businesses and is earning decent profits. But the Kingwood, Texas, bank is about to get out of the banking business. In an extreme example of the frustration felt by many bankers as regulators toughen their oversight of the nation's financial institutions, Main Street's chairman, Thomas Depping, is expected to announce Wednesday that the 27-year-old bank will surrender its banking charter and sell its four branches to a nearby bank. Mr. Depping plans to set up a new lender that will operate beyond the reach of banking regulators—and the deposit-insurance safety...
  • Going Galt without even knowing it

    07/27/2011 8:47:43 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 29 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 27, 2011 | Basil Irwin, staff writer
    A blogger named David McElroy recently wrote of a Birmingham (Alabama) businessman who, after listening to a room full of moochers and leeches piss whine and moan about the evils of business, publicly threw in the towel regarding his attempt to open a new coal mine. David compared what happened to a scene right out of “Atlas Shrugged” and then mused, “But I wonder how long it’s going to be before businesspeople really do start walking away and deciding it’s not worth doing business in America today. Or is it already happening and we just don’t know it?” Well, David,...
  • ‘I’m just quitting’: A scene right out of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ in Birmingham

    07/25/2011 7:22:50 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 189 replies
    David McElroy ^ | July 20th, 2011 | David McElroy
    If it had been a scene in “Atlas Shrugged,” the guy would have disappeared into the secrecy of Colorado with a shadowy figure who we would later learn to be John Galt. In real life, the story will probably be more complex. But I wonder how long it’s going to be before businesspeople really do start walking away and deciding it’s not worth doing business in America today. Or it it already happening and we just don’t know it? The man you see in the picture at the right is named Ronnie Bryant. He operates coal mines in Alabama. I’d...
  • Ayn Rand rising as Tax Day, ideologies converge in U.S.

    04/16/2011 10:11:59 AM PDT · by Crush · 13 replies
    The US Report ^ | 15 April 2011 | Kay Day
    Ayn Rand died 29 years ago, yet her legacy thrives. A film based on her most well-known novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ premieres on April 15, traditionally known as Tax Day in the U.S. Perhaps because of the film premiere or perhaps because of the current political climate, Rand is being discussed, debated and in some instances, despised all over again. Gone missing from commentary on RandI noted comments on a left-leaning message board where someone had posted a link to an article at The US Report about a billboard many people see on I-95 as they drive south. The billboard asks...
  • Three Ways to GO GALT! (Click for Video and Pictures)

    07/16/2010 6:45:57 PM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 13 replies · 3+ views
    Blogging Mothers Magazine ^ | July 16th, 2010 | Jenny Hatch
    Then I asked the crowd of tea partiers who they were. I asked them to raise their hands when I called out Republican, Democrat, Independent, and Constitutionalist. They did and then I told them that it was extremely important that all parties work together to root out the Marxist Moonbats who had taken over DC. Then I gave a quick overview of the Book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
  • Florida doctor tells Obama health care supporters to go elsewhere

    04/02/2010 7:00:32 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 101 replies · 3,100+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/02/10 | Steven Hudak
    MOUNT DORA — A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care "elsewhere." "I'm not turning anybody away — that would be unethical," Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. "But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it." The sign reads: "If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your...
  • (Rush) Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care

    03/09/2010 2:13:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 851+ views
    AOL News ^ | March 9, 2010 | David Knowles
    Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care (March 9) -- Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has thrown down the gauntlet. If the U.S. Congress passes health care reform, Limbaugh will leave the country to receive his medical treatment. Specifically, Limbaugh told a caller that he envisions traveling to Costa Rica should the government, through a federal program costing upwards of $1 trillion, expand health care coverage to approximately 30 million Americans who are currently uninsured. Costa Rica, as it happens, offers universal heath care to all of its residents. Limbaugh's guarantee is but the latest variation of what...
  • New AIG CEO Ready to Walk (frustrated by federal government's meddling)

    11/11/2009 6:01:48 AM PST · by matt1234 · 12 replies · 876+ views
    The Big Money ^ | November 11, 2009 | Bernhard Warner and Matthew Yeomans
    Has the AIG CEO Robert Benmosche, just three months into the job, had enough? The Wall Street Journal scoops the field this morning with news from inside the AIG board room that Benmosche has informed the board "he is considering stepping down as chief executive of the government-controlled insurer." Benmosche dropped the bomb last week, saying he was "done." According to the Journal's sources, Benmosche "is chafing under constraints imposed by AIG's government overseers, particularly a recent compensation review by the Obama administration's pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg." He's not quite out the door yet, though. He agreed to think over...
  • Atlas Shrugs: Doctors ‘Going Galt’

    10/14/2009 7:48:11 AM PDT · by bamahead · 101 replies · 2,950+ views
    Human Events ^ | October 13, 2009 | Ralph R. Reiland
    The headline in Investor’s Business Daily, Sept. 16, 2009: “45% of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul.” The headline in the Boston Globe, Sept. 28, 2009: “States risk it, raise tax on rich.” The problem with four of nine U.S. doctors saying they “would consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement” is that “the number of doctors is already lagging population growth,” reports IBD. Add millions of new patients to a shrinking supply of doctors and the obvious result is an English-style queue, longer waits in pain, and a centrally directed rationing of service....
  • Wealthy Americans Unholster Their Weapons

    08/09/2009 10:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 212 replies · 7,834+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2009 | Dan Kennedy
    The resistance is well underway. Affluent Americans – defined as the top 20 percent of U.S. households by income – spent about 10 percent less in 2008 than they did in 2007, according to a study by luxury-goods researcher Unity Marketing. And those households with incomes of $250,000 or more are cutting back on spending even more than all affluent households overall. 54 percent of these consumers are spending even less in 2009 than in 2008. Those $250,000+ earners, threatened and demonized by President Obama, are retaliating with their most powerful and damaging weapon: not spending. It is a quiet,...
  • McDonald's quits London for Geneva over tax concerns

    07/11/2009 10:28:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/11/2009 | Amy Wilson
    McDonald's, the fast food giant, will join the ranks of companies quitting the UK when it moves its European headquarters to Geneva later this year. Senior executives, including Denis Hennequin, president of McDonald's operations in Europe, will be based there. The US company, which opened its first restaurant in London in 1974, joins other large US corporations that have based their European operations in Switzerland, including Kraft, Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive and Yahoo. Google also chose Zurich for its European headquarters, despite having a large office in the UK capital. McDonald's said the move "enables us to conduct the...
  • 'Going Galt' Plan Needs Major Adjustments

    07/01/2009 11:57:39 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 10 replies · 570+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | July 1, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    In order to maximize effectiveness, the 'Going Galt' plan to 'call in conservative' on July 30 needs some major adjustments. The plan as it now stands has some logistical problems that need to be corrected. If the goal is to force Washington to take notice of the rage of citizens around the country, any protest must have maximum visibility, participation, and persistence. I am not certain that only one day will do it.
  • "Starve the Beast"

    06/30/2009 3:02:11 PM PDT · by jacquej · 82 replies · 4,124+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | Jun 30 2009 | Karl Denningger
    Perhaps its time. There have been a number of people on the forum talking about this, with one of the most recent converts being "iflyjetzzz". Look, we can rant and rave about market manipulation and government-sponsored games. We can petition the SEC, the FBI and Congress. We can demand that they stop it all we want. But they haven't and likely won't until and unless America gets pissed off enough to force them to act. So how do we make that happen, yet remain within the law? Its not that hard, and in the intermediate and longer-term it would be...
  • Conservatives to 'Go Galt' on July 30, Protest Intensifies

    06/30/2009 12:40:46 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 62 replies · 1,765+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | June 30, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    On July 30 conservatives plan to 'go Galt,' named after Ayn Rand's character John Galt in her book Atlas Shrugged. On that day millions plan to 'call in conservative,' refusing to go to work or to spend any money. Washington needs a serious, in-your-face wakeup call as citizens continue to grow increasingly angry over the government's socialist agenda that they seem determined to shove down our throats.
  • NEW LAW WOULD AUTHORIZE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF 4 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES

    03/13/2009 12:20:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies · 2,056+ views
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | March 13, 2009 | National Center for Policy Analysis
    The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA, H.R. 1409, S. 560) does more than take away secret ballot elections: It empowers the federal government to impose contracts on newly organized companies. The government would set wages, benefits, work assignments, promotion procedures, and any major changes to business operations. Because EFCA has no meaningful small businesses exemption, it would authorize federal control of up to 4 million small businesses employing 39 million Americans. Consequently, bureaucrats with no management experience would effectively control these small businesses, says James Sherk, the Bradley Fellow in Labor Policy at the Heritage Foundation. The misnamed Employee Free...
  • Oregon Tea Party -- Call for county coordinators

    03/08/2009 7:11:59 AM PDT · by GeoffLudt · 10 replies · 1,175+ views
    http://oregonteaparty.com ^ | 03/07/2009 | Geoffrey Ludt
    Are you ACTIVATED? Are you ready to do a lot of work, for no pay, for the greatest cause of your life? Then answer this call. OregonTeaParty, acting in coordination with national sponsors Michelle Malkin, Smart Girl Politics, #tcot, DontGo Movement, & Dana Loesch, is seeking volunteer county coordinators to organize local tea parties in Oregon counties. Email me NOW @ geoffludt [at] gmail [dot] com