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May 2010

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Joel Salatin: Freedom, Creativity, Environmentalism

May 31, 2010 – Comments (0)

 “A farm includes the passion of the farmer’s heart, the interest of the farm’s customers, the biological activity in the soil, the pleasantness of the air about the farm — it’s everything touching, emanating from, and supplying that piece of landscape. A farm is virtually a living organism.” — Joel Salatin  [more]

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Fannie Mae Needs $8.4 Billion More

May 13, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FNMA

What a marvelous choice to bail out a government corporation who created the secondary mortgage market (the market that essentially nationalized the mortgage industry). Why don’t politicians bail out more corporations? Clearly their business brilliance has saved the U.S. economy: bail out the companies who failed, contributed to the mess, and do nothing to change their practices. Makes sense. Why do we need these massive banks again? Oh right, because they’re politically connected.  [more]

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Got Hemp?

May 11, 2010 – Comments (8)

This was a recent speech from Ron Paul on the House floor discussing the industrial history and benefits of hemp. Preventing hemp from being grown and produced is stabbing the back of the economy and environment, given the fact hemp offers a sustainable method to develop paper, plastics, and even fuel. It is absolutely boneheaded to continue the criminalization of hemp. The states and countries that do have hemp somewhat legal still require farmers to go through a licensing process, and even then farmers are restricted to growing certain amounts of the plant. Hemp production should be free and unrestrained like anything else, and only then would it bring a major boost of sustainability, productivity, and prosperity.  [more]

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New U.S. Push to Regulate Internet Access

May 09, 2010 – Comments (2)

Oh good! Since some of the major internet businesses are on board, this legislation must be friendly to the free market! We do not need government to regulate and determine “neutrality” any more than we need it opening the doors to increased censorship and control over websites. It’s ironic we think “internet neutrality” can be regulated and controlled by a government that has never proven itself to be neutral. Companies who want “net neutrality” must adjust or switch internet providers, rather than lobby government to prop up the industry to their liking. This legislation would merely open the door to government abuse over internet freedom, choice, and privacy.  [more]

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