Let’s see what this new blog will look like for one of these babies…
- Tell me: if you saw a campaign lobby called “Whites for Gingrich” or “Caucasians for Santorum,” what would you think about that? It’s okay if you fit a certain vision, it seems…
- Cracked is right: human nature means we are in trouble…
- Study: BitTorrent piracy doesn’t affect box office returns. Nor is piracy theft, for the millionth time.
- Same old, same old – “climate change” is unproved, faith-based nonscience. In fact, skepticism is gaining ground, and quickly.
- Gas prices actually aren’t rising, the dollar is falling:
Gasoline prices would have to rise by another $0.65 to $0.75 per gallon from where they are now just to be “normal” . . . During the 493 months since January 1, 1971, the price of WTI has averaged Au0.0732/bbl. It has been higher than that during 225 of those months and lower than that during 268 of those months. Plotted as a graph, the line representing the price of a barrel of oil in terms of gold has crossed the horizontal line representing the long-term average price (Au0.0732/bbl) 29 times.
At Au0.0602/bbl, today’s WTI price is only 82% of its average over the past 41+ years. Assuming that gold prices remained at today’s $1,759.30/oz, WTI prices would have to rise by about 22%, to $128.86/bbl, in order to reach their long-term average in terms of gold. As mentioned earlier, such an increase would drive up retail gasoline prices by somewhere between $0.65 and $0.75 per gallon.
- Remember when everyone was all mad at Saddam gassing his own people with various nerve agents (we sold him the mustard gas)? Various governmental agencies are considering using nerve agents against rioters. More control, never less, mind you.
- Re: Healthcare; it doesn’t matter if you can afford it, you can only have it if they let you.
- I don’t love the bias of this site, but I can see it being true that Rahm Emmanuel would work to have restrictive anti-gun policies enacted.
- Study: For Palestinians, faith has nothing to do with terrorism.
- Leaders all over the world are now pushing against U.S. drug policy, several seeking to legalize several or all drugs. It is only a matter of time now…
- Laurence Vance is a commentator who is just vicious when commenting on Republicans’ actions in government. Here, he exposes the sad truth of the gift tax, and as a side-note explains why he spends so much time doing his worst against the conservative side of the aisle:
First of all, let’s be clear why I am singling out the Republicans. It is Republicans that talk about cutting taxes, not Democrats. It is Republicans that talk about limiting government, not Democrats. It is Republicans that talk about smaller government, not Democrats. It is Republicans that talk about getting the government out of our lives, not Democrats. This doesn’t mean that Republicans really believe any of these things, but they are the ones talking about them, not Democrats.
The worst of men are those without integrity. Democrats may be delusional, but at least they often seek what they say they will. Republicans talk out of both sides of their mouths, and Roe v. Wade is the best evidence of this. If Republicans were truly pro-life, they would have overturned the precedent long ago, and would pay respect to the Seamless Garment of Life. Ugh. Makes me sick. Throwback: It has been this way for a while now.
- 67 million Americans now depend on government. More in number or percentage than ever before. This is a 60% increase since 2001. Could it all be recession, or is there something deeper going on here?
- You have the right to encourage violence in society, even against public officials (today, that is). That is beginning to change, notes Glenn Greenwald. Note the hypocrisy. Our leaders can advocate violence against Muslim nations or people (and at every Republican debate you can hear the endorsements of all kinds of violence abroad), but the same people cannot advocate violence in return with some of these precedents.
- Neutrality used to be a virtue. Nobody ever attacks Switzerland.