December 2015 archive

America’s millions have produced blowback against gay rights in Africa

A lesson in unintended consequences. The New York Times has a detailed expose’ on the blowback caused by U.S. government efforts to promote tolerance for gay rights in Africa. See here (republished by MSN news). According to the report, U.S. taxpayers have been forced to spend $700 million dollars for a government program promoting gay …

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Puerto Rico: a Case Study in How Central Planning Benefits the Ultra-Rich

Fascinating expose’ in the New York Times yesterday. “Inside the Billion-Dollar Battle for Puerto Rico’s Future” The report details how the outrageous overregulation and overspending by Puerto Rico’s “leaders” led to territorial debts which are unpayable. In turn, Puerto Rico’s “leaders” sought bailouts from the world’s richest investors, promising a 20 percent annual return for …

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Saudi Arabia Prepares to Behead Teenager for Attending Protest

Every government that ever existed ultimately came for all freedom, al property, all money, and to kill all who resist. Saudi Arabia is preparing to behead a teenager who attended a protest rally at age 15. The teen says he didn’t even understand the nature of the protest at the time. See here. Like Joan …

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The myth of “Austerity”: Congress Moves Forward with Monster Budget, Huffington Post Implies Congress Poised to Cut Spending

Two of the largest news aggregator sites are and Today, December 17, 2015, both sites led with headlines about the massive, record-breaking, unpaid-for federal budget that just cleared Congress. Both sites linked to the same article in, which details the impending budget. The Politico tagline is “Budget austerity takes a back seat …

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Billings tobacco shop shuttered by government for displaying a “cigarette rolling machine”: State claims the shop is an “unlicensed cigarette manufacturer”

In case more evidence is needed that Montana “Justice Department” officials need some budget cuts, the Department has recently targeted a Billings smoke shop because the smoke shop displayed a cigarette rolling machine. See here. The State claims the display of the cigarette rolling machine–which tobacco buyers can use to roll a couple cigarettes on …

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Wal-Mart Shares Plummet 30 % after Company Hikes Wages

Years of criticism and attacks have taken their toll on Wal-Mart. “Back in February, CEO Doug McMillon of Wal-Mart agreed to raise his company’s pay for entry-level employees to almost $9 an hour come April and up to $10 early the year after.” See here. Announcing the company’s third-quarter results in November, Mr. McMillon had …

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Gov’t Workers ‘Absent’ 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers

A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The …

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Billionaires are Waking to the Fact that Political Spending Makes Little Difference.

It is one of the biggest myths of modern politics: that repetitive advertising (or the spending of campaign money in general) can ensure electoral victory. Every argument of “campaign finance reformers” is false. There is no (or almost no) correlation between campaign spending and victory. Only a slight number of voters (maybe 1, 2 or …

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“Journalists” cheer and jump wildly as Paris Climate-Change Agreement is announced

Here is amazing video of alleged journalists supposedly covering climate treaty negotiations in Paris objectively. Watch as they scream and jump for joy at the announcement! Now we know why such alleged journalists rarely report facts which undermine the government-controlled manmade-global-warming thesis.

Defense Contractors Assure Investors that their Futures Look Bright

Spokesmen for Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a recent conference that “they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East.” See here.