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January 11, 2010 by Draginol
Discussion I had on Treehugger.com:

 

We all need to make money, that's a given in this modern day and age. The issue greens have with "capitalism" is that it is done almost completely devoid of conscience and consideration for the long term outcomes. ("This asthma medicine may help control your asthma symptoms that have not been brought under control by existing medications.... this medication may increase your risk of death from asthma.") ...
January 8, 2010 by Draginol
January 2, 2010 by Draginol
I live near Detroit. This is where good intentions leads to.
January 2, 2010 by Draginol
Obinna
January 2nd, 2010 8:49 am ET

Wishing him good health under my belove president obama health care reform.

Mary
January 2nd, 2010 8:49 am ET

Its the hate inside you rush that's eating your insides like a cancer. This should be a wakeup call to you.

tracy
January 2nd, 2010 8:43 am ET

Rush?...a heart?...who woulda thought.

Kate in ATL
January 2nd, 2010 7:39 am ET

I know what's wrong with his heart. It's made of stone.

kate
Janua...
December 31, 2009 by Draginol
As someone on Twitter pointed out, the same people who want universal healthcare are the same people who are hoping Rush Limbaugh will die.

Whenever the government gets involved in something, it becomes about politics. I don’t want health care decided by politicians.

As the Stimulus spending has shown – the best predictor of who will get government money is whether they agree with those spending it.
December 31, 2009 by Draginol
Ironically, this article comes from the much hated (by some) “Faux News”:

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/politics/2009/12/31/big-stories-mainstream-media-missed

What is interesting is that for all the angst about Fox News that I see online that its popularity is often due to reporting things that simply get ignored elsewhere.

I prefer bias by commission rather than omission.
December 31, 2009 by Draginol
Rush Limbaugh has been hospitalized with chest pains.  As usual, left-wingers are out there hoping he dies.

http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2009/12/limbaugh-hospitalization-brings-out.html
December 14, 2009 by Draginol
 

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/08/the-smoking-gun-at-darwin-zero/

Every time someone gets their hands on the raw data and then looks at the “Adjusted” data that the “consensus scientists” end up with, it’s pretty obvious that the data is being modified to fit a pre-determined conclusion.

The above listed article shows how the climate centers that we rely on to tell us what the “average temperature” messed with the data by adding a literal stair-step “adjustment” to the ...
November 21, 2009 by Draginol
Years ago I wrote “What if global warming zealots are wrong?”

Will they apologize?

Will they feel any shame for all the bile and nastiness they heaped on those who were merely skeptical?

In the past couple of years, the evidence in favor of manmade global climate change has not worked out so well for the zealots.

This past week saw what may be the beginning of the end for the whole global warming movement with the outting of hundreds of emails that allegedly detail countless ...
November 18, 2009 by Draginol
Read http://rightwingnews.com/2009/11/tax-facts/ for analysis and http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/taxwatch-fall2009.pdf for the original data.

No wonder people think government services are “free”. They are – for them. At least directly.
November 18, 2009 by Draginol
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/16/newsweek-fighting-for-survival-drifts-towards-irrelevancy/

I used to subscribe to Newsweek.  From the time I was a teenager into my 30s I was a subscriber. I liked their news coverage. If I wanted in depth detail accounts of world events, Newsweek was fantastic about it.

Then something happened after George W Bush got elected. They started to drift ever further to the left. More and more of their content became editorial (i.e. left wing rants...
November 10, 2009 by Draginol
Great article today at Town Hall.

“4 reasons the American Dream will be over unless we act”

Great quote:

"In 1985, just 16.5% of filers paid no income tax." Today, "roughly 120 million Americans – 40 percent of the U.S. population – are outside of the federal income tax system."

Meanwhile, the top 50% of income earners pay 97% percent of the income taxes. "In 1945, 41.9 workers supported each (Social Security recipient), while todayonly 3.3 worke...
October 18, 2009 by Draginol
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/10/court-upholds-.html

I’d say this is a good call by the court even if I think the law itself to be foolish for California (talk about incenting people to leave).
October 5, 2009 by Draginol
One of the things I’ve noticed is that people say they want transparency in things but in action, they really don’t seem to want it.

For example, politically, I’m a conservative (more of a libertarian).  I am not particularly “into” politics but I do follow it pretty closely and will debate any issue even if I have to switch sides in order to debate it.

But other people take it seriously. Very seriously.  When someone links to one of my blogs, it shows up on my article (cool ...
September 30, 2009 by Draginol
“Any human being, who accepts help from another, knows that good will is the giver’s only motive and that good will is the payment he owes in return.” –Hank Rearden

It has been my experience whether it be at the nation-state level or on a personal level that good will distributed freely is often returned with disdain and contempt.