Here’s the most recent collection of random internets…
- Sustainable fuels for cars are a good thing. Not because of some global climate change conspiracy, but rather because a reliance on fuel that lies outside the borders of the country occupies import status that could be used for other goods. The best solution I have seen yet (though who knows of its viability) is thorium, of which only 8 grams could power a car for the equivalent of 7,500 gallons of gasoline. Sign me up!
- Everyone is concentrating on the class war that furthers the increase of income taxes. One aspect they fail to realize is that taxes overall are at the highest levels they have been, perhaps ever. Income tax is not the only tax, people. Pay attention.
- 7 behaviors that keep women from getting ahead. No comment, though it did make me think…
- Right in my own backyard, the government is winning the stimulus game: $1.4 million dollars per job created after a $20 million federal grant. They can’t cut spending anywhere though. Just raise taxes. RIGHT?
- A new study shows yet more evidence that capitalism and free exchange works to make poor people rich at a faster rate than others. The methodology of the study was to examine the working time that one would have to endure in order to afford certain objects, over a summer. Here are the results, showing how lucky the youth with summer jobs are to live in capitalism today. Of course, the truth is not all pro-. It is more difficult for a youth to get a job today, thanks to government policies. If the youth is black, he or she faced the highest unemployment for blacks ever in America. Way to go Barack!
- Is long term solitary confinement torture? Another way of asking is “Is making man into animal torture?” Methinks the answer is yes.
- Economics that are beyond me: these 10 issues. Especially the paradox of value, or the strange principle that diamonds are worth more money than clean drinking water, even though one is necessary for human life and the other superfluous.
- Half a trillion dollars and almost 10 years later, the U.S. military has NO functioning stealth fighters from the F-22 or JSF programs. Almost 8 trillion dollars later at the Pentagon over those ten years as well. Do you feel safer? Government spending is a black hole, and that waste of money is despicable.
- After alllllllll of the predictions I have given about the economic future, maybe someday I will end up on this list of failed prophets.
- Facing his 9th deployment, army ranger kills himself. ‘No way’ that God would forgive him for what he’d seen and done, he told his wife. Why are we doing this to our men?
- Within the last 3 months, I have kept my eye out for a followup to the worst video I have ever seen. This one hit me hard. In the video, a Pakistani man accused of theft is the victim of an extrajudicial killing by a group of Pakistani soldiers. Fortunately for justice, the men are being punished, one via death penalty (not so fortunate). Death penalty aside, I am glad to see that men are not above the law in Pakistan.
- The FBI wants business owners to watch people for suspicious characteristics. Some of those characteristics include paying with cash, buying waterproof matches, buys bulk items, etc.
- Reminder: It was not WWII, nor the New Deal, that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Ergo, we cannot spend ourselves out of today’s problems. Instead, we need to hunker down, save our money, stop the injection of excess liquidity, and the government needs to do nothing. Fat chance, eh?
- Controversial study: Smoking, in prematurely ending lives, save costs. High five to all the dumbasses that continue to smoke; they are saving their family money!
- Jeremy Clarkson, the host of Top Gear, always has witty lines about cars. Here is one collection I found funny.
- Incitement to riot on Facebook ends in a 4-year prison sentence. Catch: The riot never happened. More. This is scary.
- 2012 might not be the end of the world, but it could bring significant turmoil from solar flare activity:
- The war on Wal-Mart is not based in economic fact, but in the entitlement and unionism mentality: