Category Archive: Economy

August 7, 2011

Viral Video Time — China 2030

We can spend our way out of a recession, right? And the deeper it gets, the more we need to spend, right?1 Check out this video from Citizens Against Government Waste2 Sadly, uttered by a Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, presumably on behalf of his boss, our Dear Leader, the Teleprompter of [...]

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July 28, 2011

Oops. Time For Another Climate Fairy Tale…

James Taylor of Forbes has reported on new NASA data in an article titled “New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hold In Global Warming Alarmism“1. Basically it shows that all the climate models put forth by global warming (aka climate change) alarmists are faulty. For those inclined to read the underlying scientific paper titled “On the [...]

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March 29, 2010

See You in November…

A musical break…1 Hosted on LiveLeak ↩ © 2010, Pontificus. All rights reserved.

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March 3, 2010

We’re the Government — And You’re Not

“A Guide to Good Citizenship, A Presentation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Propaganda.“1 Hosted on LiveLeak ↩ © 2010, Pontificus. All rights reserved.

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February 22, 2010

RoHS (lead-free electronics) A Possible Cause For Toyota Recall

The European “Reduction of Hazardous Substances” regulations (aka RoHS) might have claimed another victim. A few years ago a billion dollar Swatch watch recall was apparently related to tin whiskers, a known failure mode of RoHS-compliant electronics.1 Now, according to an industry news report, Toyota might have fallen victim to the same thing.2 We’re sure [...]

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February 13, 2010

The (R)’s Are Coming! — But The Congressional Credit Card Is Safe!

In yet another act of “unprecedented transparency”1, the Democrats have driven a bill through Congress that has now been signed by Obama (D) to raise the Congressional Credit Card limit to a staggering $14.294 TRILLION without the benefit of CSPAN capturing a single second of the closed door discussions.2 The vote in the Senate was [...]

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January 28, 2010

Democrats Respond To Brown Election By Getting Ready To Spend $1,900,000,000,000

In the sea of self-righteous proclamations by Democrats in Congress to wait for the new Republican Senator from Massachusetts before engaging in further healthcare debate, the same induhviduals have carefully neglected to discuss the real elephant in the room. Namely the national debt. The reason is now obvious. Harry Reid and company clearly wanted to [...]

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December 4, 2009

ClimateGate: 14 Days And Counting…

It has now been 14 days since the ClimateGate matter broke, and major news networks have yet to cover the topic. According to Media Research Center1 ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to mention ClimateGate. Perhaps this is all one needs to know about the “quality” of “news” from these networks. Perhaps it’s not just [...]

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December 2, 2009

Estimating the Cost of ObamaCare: $6 Trillion And Counting

Michael F. Cannon of the CATO Institute1 has provided some interesting metrics for estimating the real cost of ObamaCare. The issue is that while the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) evaluates the cost of ObamaCare at some $1 trillion, give or take, it is restricting itself to the impact to the Federal budget, and excluding several [...]

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November 29, 2009

ClimateGate: Who Cares About Raw Data Anyway?

The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) seems to have destroyed raw weather data that it gathered, only holding onto “value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data“.1 Now isn’t that convenient? The same people who manipulated their data to make their models show results they wanted to see are now effectively asking everyone to trust them on the [...]

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