I have an idea that might help ease the transition from the “Quantitative Easing” (QE) policy of the Fed over the past five years to a more free market oriented capital market. More after the break:
Here in the U.S., one thing is clear: The market is so accustomed to stimulus from QE that it [...]
One of Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt’s favorite talking points is that “of the mass murders in the last 20 years, all but one have taken place in a gun free zone.” (That statistic is just plain wrong, but that’s another story). Speaking with a conservative radio host in Idaho this week, Pratt [...]
(McClatchy) – The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law requiring that people registering to vote in federal elections provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
In the latest round of an immigration debate pitting state vs. federal powers, the court in a 7-2 decision declared that Arizona’s law went too far. Conservative and liberal [...]
Some of our crazies we are proud of because they have national entertainment value. Our Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert sees a bright clear line running from gay marriage and bestiality to any attempts at gun control. If you don’t understand that limiting to 10 the number of bullets in a gun’s magazine is a consequence [...]
OK, I mean, it’s nice that this highly intrusive program has paid dividends. That’s great that we can get some bang for our bucks.
No pun intended.
There is a point where we have to wonder if there wouldn’t have been any other way of getting around to stopping terror attacks that this program [...]
I was wrong. My very bad behavior was an assumed position I do not hold, nor have ever held.
I apologize to you.
The non-scandal scandal – OMG! You mean the government is doing what it’s been doing for the last decade since we as a people told it that it could do it? – has raised some interesting dynamics in American society and culture.
For instance, for all the foofaraw you hear in Blogtopia (© Skippy, the [...]
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I feel moved to belabor something that should be blindingly obvious: In America, you cannot be an oppressed majority. When roughly 80% of Americans self-identify as “Christian,” one who claims to be a Christian can no more claim to be oppressed than I can claim to [...]
You might as well admit it; you already know the drill:
1. Man spotted with gun.
2. Man kills several people, wounds even more.
3. We collectively bemoan the senseless nature of the tragedy.
4. We wonder what we should do to stop the senseless slaughter of innocent civilians.
5. The NRA refuses to even [...]
(more at What Would Jack Do?)
(The Guardian Exclusive/Glenn Greenwald): Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama
• Read the Verizon court order in full here
The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, [...]
Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama
The Guardian, By Glenn Greenwald, June 5
The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court [...]
(Raw Story) – The parents of a 2-year-old who died in Tennessee after her 5-year-old stepbrother fatally shot her with an unattended revolver say that they told their kids “not to touch the gun unless momma and daddy are around.”