Bureaucracies

Bureaucracy

I have had a bit of direct experience with bureaucracies. Years before this, working in a “mixed” machine shop (some of the workers were union, some — including me — were not), I had been exposed to union attitudes. If I worked hard and produced a large number of good quality aircraft parts, I was […]

Currency

economy

The US gets away with its current spending levels, and the “quantitative easing” (faking money) combined with borrowing, because we remain the world’s reserve currency. Generally, this means that everyone else’s currency is measured in US dollars. […]

Cruz Missiles 04: Eligibility

Molyneux_Cruz

Part of a series on the attacks on Ted Cruz by blogger Stefan Molyneux in the video “The Truth About Ted Cruz.” This one deals with the issue of Ted Cruz’s eligibility as a natural born citizen. […]

Cruz Missiles 03: Deportations

Molyneux_Cruz

Part of a series on the attacks on Ted Cruz by blogger Stefan Molyneux in the video “The Truth About Ted Cruz.” This one deals with the issue of deportation of illegal immigrants already here. […]

Cruz Missiles 02: Syrian Refugees

Molyneux_Cruz

Ted Cruz and Syrian Refugees Here is the video portion of interest, at about 16:50 in. You may wish to back up a couple of minutes and listen to his commentary as he develops the points on the screen: […]

Moderation

behead_those_who_insult_islam-cartoon

Moderate Islam is a phrase treated differently by different factions: […]

Parisites

Paris

The “Paris Agreement” is the flimsiest of hoped-for agreements that might be reached years in the future for goals and performance that have not been even set, let alone agreed to. It has no enforcement mechanism, but this is no handicap because there is absolutely nothing to enforce. And even this vague set of hopes — it mentions 1.5°C, so it gets cheers from the media — hasn’t even been signed yet. They hope to get signatures by mid-2017, after (of course) many more expensive get-togethers of the Parties. And yet this deal is important. Dangerously so… […]

Saturday Climate Draft

NoPlanB

The new Paris climate deal is out. And it is likely to become “official.” They are touting that it will be “legally binding” and they expect approval. Why would they expect this? Well, because… […]

Deal

COP21

The Paris Conference of the Parties is winding down. This was the absolute last chance to save the planet and prevent humans from being utterly extinguished. The politicians and media are telling us so, and governments and activists are paying scientists billions of dollars to tell us so, so it must be true, right? In […]

Iran-Contra

UnderFire

I’m seeing a lot of leftists defending Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama by attacking Ronald Reagan. A typical parry goes “What about your boy Reagan who negotiated with terrorists?”

The first thing I’d observe about this is that…

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