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John Kerry makes push for tighter gun control

John Kerry makes push for tighter gun control

Does anyone with a tiny grain of intelligence think that US gun control will stop the importation of AK-47 clones in to Mexico? They are NOT made here, but in China, Africa, and even in Latin America. It is estimated that 1,000,000 illegally made copies are produced each year and the cost in Africa is down to about 30 bucks each. While I strongly [...]

Rahm Emanuel: “If you’re on that no-fly list, your access to the right to bear arms is canceled, because you’re not part of the American family. You don’t deserve that right.”

This video is from 2007. I certainly hope he has re-thought his position since then. Either way, it's still disappointing. Yeah... a secret list is going determine who has certain rights and who doesn't. I feel safer already. Ugh.

Economists call for patent and copyright abolition

Economists call for patent and copyright abolition

Two economists at Washington University of St Louis have published a paper arguing that copyright and patent are a net drag on the economy and should be abolished. Interesting read... "From a public policy view, we'd ideally like to eliminate patent and copyright laws altogether," says Levine, John H. Biggs Distinguished Professor of Economics. [...]

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Lawsuit Blaming Gun Companies For Shooting Deaths

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Lawsuit Blaming Gun Companies For Shooting Deaths

The State of New York’s lawsuit against the gun companies got shot down by the Supreme Court today, and rightfully so. WASHINGTON — New York City’s nine-year lawsuit accusing gun makers of flooding illicit markets with their firearms came to an end on Monday, when the United States Supreme Court refused to consider a lower court’s [...]

34% Of Americans Don’t Think It’s Possible To Live Without Government Help

34% Of Americans Don’t Think It’s Possible To Live Without Government Help

Any guesses as to which Presidential candidate got this demographic’s vote? George Lakoff, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, recently stated that “the moral mission of government is simple: no one can earn a living in America or live an American life without protection and empowerment by the [...]

Upper-Lower-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan

Upper-Lower-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan

It’s not selfishness, really, it’s just a rational response to a confiscatory policy... President Barack Obama’s tax proposal which promises to increase taxes for those families with incomes of $250,000 or more — has some Americans brainstorming ways to decrease their pay, even if it’s just by a dollar. A 63-year-old attorney based [...]

Mexico Drug Cartel Map

Mexico Drug Cartel Map

Since my girlfriend has been in Mexico for the past two weeks, I have begun researching which Mexican drug cartel might be killing her soon. She claims that the US Media is "blowing the situation out of control." I'm not sure what to believe. (more…)

Ron Paul at CPAC 2009

Here’s video of Ron Paul’s speech at CPAC this afternoon. It seems like he got a much better reception this year than he did the last time he was there. (more…)

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)?

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)?

Ron's oldest son is considering a senate run. FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Yet another Republican is considering a run for U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning's seat. The latest is Rand Paul, son of U.S. Rep. and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would consider entering the race, but only if [...]

Democratic Leaders Oppose Return Of “Assault Weapons” Ban

Democratic Leaders Oppose Return Of “Assault Weapons” Ban

The announcement that I wrote about yesterday regarding the return of the “assault weapons” ban received this very interesting reception from Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will join Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in opposing any effort to revive the 1994 assault weapons ban, putting them on the [...]

Ron Paul: Audit the Federal Reserve!

Ron Paul: Audit the Federal Reserve!

by Rep Ron Paul This week the Federal Reserve responded to the American people's increased concerns over our monetary policy by presenting new initiatives aimed at enhancing the Fed's transparency and accountability. As someone who has called for more openness from the Fed for over 30 years, I was pleased to see the Fed acknowledge the [...]

Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today. "As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale [...]

Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street

Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street

A snip from this month's WIRED cover story by Felix Salmon on a mathematical formula that played a critical role in the global economic collapse that's worsening still as I type this blog post. Snip: A year ago, it was hardly unthinkable that a math wizard like David X. Li might someday earn a Nobel Prize. After all, financial economists—even [...]

Time Magazine from 1999

Time Magazine from 1999

I'm sorry, but was there ever a point in history when Time was a credible publication? I mean c'mon they even elected Hitler Man of the Year.

MTA Employee Charged with “Unlawful Photography”

MTA Employee Charged with “Unlawful Photography”

Many a straphanger has taken heat for pulling out their point and shoot cameras in the subway system, but now an off-duty MTA worker has been arrested by the NYPD's transit cops for photographing the underground. Carlos Miller reports on the charges made against 30-year-old Robert Taylor, who has been with the MTA for three years and actually [...]

Ron Paul: There were only 5 hard copies of the Stimulus Bill to read when the House opened

He calls it business as usual. Ugh.

Ron Paul on the Senate Stimulus “Compromise”

This is a great explanation of the current problems were facing.

Putin vs Dell

Putin vs Dell

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Ever since Vladimir Putin rose to power in 2000, his political opponents and entire countries have learned to their cost that he has a tough, demeaning streak. Wednesday it was Michael Dell's turn. At the official opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Putin, now Russian Prime Minister, delivered a [...]

Ron Paul vs. The Morning Joe

With Cheney gone, Google Maps gains sky view of VP’s home

With Cheney gone, Google Maps gains sky view of VP’s home

Google Maps has a clear satellite view of the US vice president's home available online in a development that curiously coincides with the departure of secret-prone Dick Cheney. The abode in Washington, DC, that has served for 25 years as official residence for US vice presidents had been digitally blurred at Google Earth during George W. [...]

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