The FAA doesn’t want pilots to use phones, tablets, or laptops while flying airplanes. It makes perfect sense, but according to rules that have been in the books since 1981, use of such devices was allowed so long as pilots waited until the plane was above 10,000 feet.
At one of his seminars, a student asked Professor Mises, “Why aren’t all businessmen in favor of capitalism?” “That very question,” Mises answered, “is Marxist.” Mises’s response shocked me at the time. It took me some time to realize what he meant. The questioner assumed, as had Karl Marx, that businessmen had a special group or “class” interest in capitalism that other people didn’t.
—Bettina Bien Greaves. Part I Introduction to Economic Freedom and Interventionismseattle-gadgets)
Debt is like a monkey who lives on your back and has a whip. A whip he hits you with, with out reason or rhyme. Causing a great deal of pain and stress.
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Reality Bites - A Look Behind the Dismal Economic Data (by SchiffReport)
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Inside sources have leaked the fact that the Bilderberg group would like to see Congressman Ron Paul dead, suggesting he could end up like Congressman Larry McDonald. His mysterious death by plane crash was noted, while McDonald himself served as prototype and iinspiration for Ron Paul’s political career.
Jim Tucker explains what his source overheard inside the Westfield Marriot lobby on Thursday, the first day of Bilderberg 2012 meeting in Chantilly, VA.
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- 11 months ago
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, goes on Fox News to discuss energy companies that received preferential treatment from the Obama Administration regarding taxpayer-funded loans.
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BREAKING! Gov. David Paterson: Obama’s probably illegal - but it doesn’t matter! (by ppsimmons)
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- 11 months ago
May 2012 offered up an embarrassment of riches for Nanny of the Month.
Among the strongest contenders were the buttinsky pols in Fort Lee, New Jersey, who banned texting while walking (what’s next, chewing gum?). And then there’s the Los Angeles City Council, which pushed an ineffective-yet-annoying ban on plastic bag with the help of testimony by former Seinfeld and current Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Louis-Dreyfus gave an impassioned speech against the bags as “outrageously expensive” (we thought for a minute she was talking about the laugh lines in her short-lived series, Watching Ellie).
But there’s only one nanny of the month and for May 2012, it’s got to be New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has proposed limiting the serving size of sugary beverages such as soda pop to 16 ounces or less. The ban would cover restaurants, movie theaters, street vendors, ball parks, and a plethora of other places. In the past, Bloomberg has banned smoking, trans fat, school bake sales, and more. So it’s not exactly surprising that he’s focusing on cup size now. But it’s still appalling.
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- 11 months ago
The visions of intellectuals have been allowed to overrule the wisdom and self-interest of individuals. Excerpts from Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson. See past episodes of this award-winning program at http://www.hoover.org/multimedia/uncommon-knowledge
A Machiavellian Scheme For A United States Of Europe?
Ever wondered why European politicians appear so calm when attending summits in Brussels or G8 meetings despite all the talk of a “Grexit” and economic Armageddon? They could be trying to show their confidence in their own ability to solve the crisis and avoid unnecessary panic. Maybe they really are confident that a solution is just around the corner and simply reflecting this confidence.
Or maybe this crisis was always part of the plan, and without it the great European project can never be finished.
“On 1 January 1999, with the introduction of the euro …an important part of national sovereignty, to wit monetary sovereignty, was passed over to a European institution…The introduction of a common currency is not primarily an economic, but rather a sovereign and thus eminently political act…political union must be our lodestar from now on: it is the logical follow-on from Economic and Monetary Union,” then German foreign minister Joschka Fischer told European Union lawmakers just days after the introduction of the euro in 1999.
Fischer was not alone, with many of the founding members of the euro zone making it clear that the single currency was significant as a stepping stone to political union.
“The single currency is the greatest abandonment of sovereignty since the foundation of the European Community…it is a decision of an essentially political nature. We need this United Europe…we must never forget that the euro is an instrument for this project” said Felipe Gonzalez, then Spanish prime minister.
Even those who opposed the idea and refused to join agreed that the euro had little to do with economics.
“A single currency is about the politics of Europe. It is about a Federal Europe by the back door,” John Major, the former U.K. prime minister, said two years before the euro was born and six months before being routed at the polls by Tony Blair.
Historian Niall Ferguson wrote in this weekend’s Sunday Times that the euro’s founding fathers were well aware that the introduction of the euro would lead us to a crisis very like this one.
The skeptics had warned that the inability of member states to devalue the currency would lead to a competitiveness crisis which would be made worse by aninflexible labor market that would not, for example, allow Spanish workers to move to Germany in order to meet demand. Inappropriate borrowing costs for some member states were also seen as a key problem, fueling boom-and-bust borrowing binges — the same kind that ultimately got nations like Greece into this trouble.
In the first decade of the new century, despite dire warnings of trouble ahead, nearly every euro zone member borrowed more than was allowed under the EU’s stability and growth pact. Supposedly aimed at keeping government borrowing below 3 percent of gross domestic product , the pact was widely ignored, with even France and Germany failing to adhere to its terms. Even if the terms had been kept, they simply made it possible for governments to spend more than they earned by 3 percent, year after year.
This policy kept politicians in power and helped drive a period of economic prosperity that resembled a really good party that no one wanted to leave. When the financial system imploded in the U.S. and then Europe, the party was over and the hangover was bad — really bad.
Not everyone had the same kind of hangover, but collectively things looked pretty awful, with empty bottles everywhere and a number of ashtrays thrown across the floor. Greece, having started drinking before the party even began, woke up in the garden wondering what it had done with its clothes. Germany, having been careful about how much it drank, woke up in bed and started talking very loudly about the evils of alcohol and a need to show restraint.
Machiavelli himself would have been proud of the euro’s founding fathers. They pushed through a policy against considerable opposition aimed at achieving a result that was not about economic union. Given Europe’s inability to get ahead of the debt crisis, it could need someone with Machiavelli’s talent for high politics to achieve the ultimate aim: political union. Maybe German Chancellor Angela Merkel has someone in mind and is confident all will work out as a result.
—By CNBC EMEA’s Head of News, Patrick Allen
Iranian Navy saves U.S. cargo ship from pirates
The Fars News Agency said that the Iranian Navy was responding to a distress signal, and veered directly toward the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Texas, sending the pirates running. The ship’s owner, Virginia-based Maersk Line Ltd., confirmed the report to Bloomberg News.
U.S. ships have, in recent months, done the same courtesy for Iranian vessels near the Strait of Hormuz, a key transit point for about one-fifth of the world’s oil, where tensions between Iranian and U.S. forces have been high.
“We were aware of the incident yesterday,” a State Department official told CNN. “The situation was successfully deescalated by the ship’s crew and the Iranian crew.”