It's a tough thing trying to have hope in the future. We see the product of the modern education system: task-driven androids that mindlessly repeat the same slogans, maintain an impregnable air of entitlement, and sneer at anyone who offers an opinion or thought outside of the cookie-cutter dumbed-down world view that has been crammed into their heads. They are culturally diverse and intellectually carbon copies of each other. [more]
Below is a debate earlier this month in Las Vegas on abolishing the Federal Reserve. Gene Epstein (of Barron's) and Thomas Woods (Mises Institute) debated John Fund (Wall Street Journal) and Warren Coats (formerly of the IMF.) The whole debate is available as a series of YouTubes posted below or as a single whole via C-SPAN (give it a minute to load). It airs on C-SPAN2 again tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:00am ET. (Here's the blog post Thomas Woods refers to at one point.) [more]
Who dunnit? Was it the North Koreans? Al Qaeda? Or was it a government inside job to quiet alstry and his 9.09 information?
We may never know, but just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean they're not after you.
David in Qatar
He is the top economic advisor to Barack Obama. [more]
Sorry pal, but I'm taken. In the meantime, for the rest of the hetero-curious, check out this guy taking Bernanke behind the shed once again (in a good way =D). Grayson has been front and center, standing shoulder to shoulder with Ron Paul (my only allowed man crush - don't think the little lady will grant me another), in his effort to uncover the deceit and BS that the Federal Reserve has been shoveling. Enjoy! [more]
I've been a bit too busy to blog and comment lately. Still, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of quality work that gets churned out here on a daily basis. Thanks to TMFSinchiruna, binve, speedybure, abitare, and Dare in particular for your recent posts. I really enjoyed them. [more]
I don't watch the network news so I barely knew who Walter Cronkite was, but I've heard of him and I know how important he was to the State's propaganda efforts. The other day I came across this statement Cronkite said in accepting the 1999 Norman Cousins Global Governance Award at the ceremony at the United Nations: [more]
In this world, there are dreamers and there are doers. The dreamers sit around all day and imagine grand schemes that will lift everyone magically out of poverty. They rarely own businesses themselves, or manage the day to day operations that people's livelihoods depend upon. On the other hand, there are doers. Small business owners like my best friend Joe are doers. He opened up a dinner a few months ago in the middle of the greatest economic contraction of the last 70 years. Why in the world would he do that? Because people need to eat, he said. So true. [more]
So I got a call from my broker an hour ago and he says, "You know those GM puts you put in last night? They were rejected by the market maker." [more]
Does anybody here have any experience with filing a Letter of Transmittal for a stock certificate? [more]
Here’s a hilarious montage of this week’s Newsweek covers in the rest of the world and the US. Notice anything strange?
David in Qatar
Thoughts on UFC 100 [more]
Congressman Ron Paul's son, eye doctor and 2010 Senate candidate Rand Paul, discusses health care with Judge Napolitano [more]
So I browse through my Qatari newspaper today, the Gulf Times, and look at what I see. Essentially it is the same Eric Margolis write up that I've seen posted in a couple of American dailys, but I have to say this is the first time I've read something in Gulf Times that also appeared at Lew Rockwell, the infamous and influential market anarchy website that bears the slogan "anti-state, anti-war, pro market." [more]
TGW (Today in Global Warming), the little brother of Today in Bad Government (a redundant name, I know), is about to take you on a ride. [more]
We said, "take one year of pain and the economy will readjust and move in the right direction. People will lose their jobs, but the recovery will be swift and those people will be absorbed into businesses that can adapt." [more]
Today I spend Independence Day as I normally do, working and studying. This is a joy for me and an exercise of my limited freedom. Thankfully, I get to exercise this freedom every day, not just on a State designated holiday. I also get the opportunity to express my thoughts on this blog and share with others - a subject that I will return to later. [more]
Seems I'm not the only one who realized that the Left really really hates Michele Bachman. Libertarian Thomas Woods weighs in on Wonkette's (a popular Liberal blog) ridicule of Bachmann below. I posted a Bachmann video the other day and the reaction from the Left was equally amusing. [more]
Highlighting the worst in governments around the world for your enjoyment and education. [more]