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The Scratching Post

K T Cat
Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:19 PM
The ramblings of an amateur missionary.

Cheezburger of the Day


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K T Cat
4/17/2014 3:19:32 PM
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Well, This Kind Of Explains Why I've Always Liked U2


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K T Cat
4/17/2014 6:00:09 AM



Left Coast Rebel

Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:00 AM
Limited-government, conservative, libertarian-leaning, constitutional anti-statist perspective on news, politics, and current events

To Whom It May Concern


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4/17/2014 5:00:12 AM
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By Proof Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art Cross posted at Proof Positive

"...Now We're Just Haggling Over the Price"


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4/9/2014 9:51:49 PM
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By Proof Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art Cross posted at Proof Positive


W.C. Varones

W.C. Varones
Monday, April 14, 2014 5:52 AM
Thoughts of a radical libertarian Jeffersonian vegan militant bicyclist populist capitalist pig in San Diego navigating GD II... and friends.

Harry Reid's Koch addiction


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W.C. Varones
4/14/2014 5:52:33 AM
Back in January, we asked, "Are the Koch brothers the left's new Emmanuel Goldstein?"Magic 8-Ball says, "It is decidedly so."

I love postage-paid reply envelopes


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W.C. Varones
4/5/2014 12:43:04 PM
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"Doc fix" is a recurring budget gimmick. Every year, the budget contains an assumption that Medicare will severely cut payments to doctors. Congress passes that budget to make the overall numbers look good, then later they always sneak back and undo the cuts to doctors.This year, Speaker Boner teamed up with Democrats to pass the budget-busting "doc fix" over the objections of fiscal conservatives in his own party who wanted to pay for the fix with offsetting budget cuts elsewhere.Here's what Club for Growth said about Boehner's tactics on this vote:    Dear W.C.,The act of publicly voting in Congress is fundamental to our nation.  It is fundamental to Democracy.It is only through transparency that there can[...]


Temple of Mut

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:29 PM
Shrine of Flaming Capitalism

History Bytes: Ancient Egypt and the Bible


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mutnodjmet13
4/2/2014 12:29:18 PM
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In time for Eastern and Passover, Barry Jacobsen and I review the stories of Joseph and the Exodus - with an eye to the ties to these sagas and the ancient Egyptian historical record.Head over to our new podcast site and enjoyShow #006 Ancient Egypt in the Bible

History Bytes: New Podcast Program Where Past Meets Present


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mutnodjmet13
3/20/2014 1:14:37 PM
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Dear Friends: I have some thrilling news to share.I have partnered with Barry Jacobsen, author of Deadliest Blogger, former associate producer of SpikeTV's Deadliest Warrior, and frequent guest/co-host on Canto Talk to create a new talk-show business model.It is a pay-for-podcast program, which covers the events and people of the past impacting today's world.HISTORY BYTES: Where the tides of history crash into the shores of current events.Ukraine updates: Putin signs treaty making Crimea part of RussiaWith ongoing developments on the crisis in Ukraine, here are some news updates from Tuesday.Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a draft treaty making Crimea part of Russia.From CNN, Ukraine cries robbery as Russia annexes[...]


Beers with Demo

Dean
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 9:26 AM
A blog for the unwashed and well-read

Mission Accomplished


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Dean
4/2/2014 9:26:26 AM
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.At a Rose Garden presser yesterday, heres the winner of the Washington Posts Lie of the Year do a victory lap in claiming that the administration met its goal of signing up 7 million enrollees for the federal healthcare law (aka "ObamaCare) by the March 31st deadline.Of course, the administration that lied about being able to keep your plan and lied about being able to keep your doctor offers up no substantive data regarding this 7 million figure. So, go ahead and spike the football, Preezy, we know youre full of it.The administration that from October 1st right up until yesterday was purposely vague as to the number of enrollees suddenly got purposely specific on the day after the sign-up deadline. Weird. Forgive our[...]

Your California high-speed choo-choo update


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Dean
3/29/2014 11:39:03 AM
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.    Poor old Jerry Brown and his end-of-career legacy defining project, the high-speed rail project, just cant seem to catch a break these days.Amid mounting legal problems thrown down by California Superior Court Judge Michael Kinney regarding the financing of the high-speed choo-choos, the project is now facing internal fire from their own peer review board over the travel time between San Francisco and Los Angeles.From the L.A. Times and their high-speed rail beat writer Ralph Vartabedian:Regularly scheduled service on California's bullet train system will not meet anticipated trip times of two hours and 40 minutes between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and are likely to take nearly a half-hour longer, a state[...]


The Liberator Today

B-Daddy
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:25 AM
Government growth threatens our liberty and our prosperityA liberty movement blog

Economic Pictures Still Sucks - Especially If You're Young


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B-Daddy
4/1/2014 7:25:08 AM
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I am going to get a little wonky in this article. If you don't want to read the details, here is the summary: Older folks (55+) are staying in the work force more, younger people (25-) are not in the work force and the net effect is that the total percent of people working has declined. You may now skip to What You Should Be Reading belowNet effect graphically:      U.S. Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate. Source bls.gov.  An interesting article by Ben Casselman at 538 about the declining labor force participation rate reminded me that all the happy talk about the unemployment rate is pure bunk.  He applies some modeling to conclude that of the 8 million missing jobs illustrated by our graph[...]

My Son May Lose His Job


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B-Daddy
3/24/2014 10:02:47 PM
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. . . If the city of San Diego passes a minimum wage hike.  The San Diego City Council has taken the first step to put a separate minimum wage hike on the ballot.  This is a terrible idea beyond the usual arguments against a minimum wage increase.  But, first the issue with a hike at all.  The argument gets made that there is some right to be paid a certain amount of money just because one work's a full time job.  It doesn't matter if the worker's skills can command that amount compensation.  The practical effect of increasing the minimum wage is to pick some winners and some losers.  Some employers have said that they would cut staff.  My son makes minimum wage; I don't want him to[...]


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Friday, March 28, 2014 4:33 PM
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Move Over Sopranos a New Family Rocks California


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Dawn Wildman
3/28/2014 4:33:00 PM
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 With the arrest of yet another California elected Senator Leland Yee, the California political elite seem to be the new stars of an episode of The Sopranos. First we have Senator Rod Wright convicted of 8 counts of voter fraud and perjury who by the way is still drawing his salary off the CA taxpayer and next we have Senator Ron Calderon who has been indicted federally on charges ranging from mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering to aiding in the filing of false tax returns. He too is on paid leave of absence from his day job as a California Senator. If anyone thought of Senator Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg as a leader they can put that thought[...]

The Baby Boomer Olympics


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Dawn Wildman
3/21/2014 7:40:25 AM
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By now if you follow me you know I adore the Olympics, both winter and summer. The Olympics used to be one of the few places we had absolute amateur athletes competing on their merits of their abilities in sport. The 2014 Olympics in Sochi has brought a ton of attention to the competition not just for the sake of sports but politics and even gender discrimination. Personally I think all of these things take away from the pure love of sport that should be heralded in this competition. From the President outing Brian Boitano on Twitter to the Auntie Mame dressing Johnny Weir ,the Sochi Olympics have been plagued by talk that surrounds political policies not sport, which seems to get more media attention than the actual scores[...]


Doo Doo Economics Blog

Doo Doo Econ
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:13 PM
Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.

Bitcoin Up 37.7% in Two Days


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Doo Doo Econ
2/26/2014 1:13:01 PM
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    You may have seen some news reporting a "crisis in bitcoin", but that is very far from the truth. At its lowest point, bitcoin was worth $430 (02/24/2014 11:30 PM PST). One dollar was worth 1/430th of a bitcoin (.00232557 BTC).  At the time of writing this post, 12:25 AM PST 02/26/2014, the dollar had fallen to 1/592nd of a bitcoin (.001689189 BTC). Bitcoin gained $162 or 37.7 percent.BitcoinWisdom.com graph:    Why Did The Price of Bitcoin Fall?The price of bitcoin was driven down due to problems at one of many exchanges. Exchanges are like stock markets where you can exchange bitcoins for other coins or fiat money like dollars. ObamaCare consultants might have been used on this Japanese[...]

Bitcoin Trading Ten Commandments


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Doo Doo Econ
2/14/2014 6:06:30 PM
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    Lets keep this short. Here are the Ten Commandments to make money trading in Bitcoin. Detailed explanations follow where needed.Do not follow trollbox adviceBuy low, sell high OR sell high, buy back lowKnow your break even numberNever let a Whale (big trader) buy cheaper than you, stack up on their position if necessary.Look up and down the orders list and find the big ordersCut loses or cost average when you make a bad trade, but let profits runBe patient and do not be mastered by market sentimentBuy when the market is selling, sell when the market is buyingRead the chart firstDo not trade to fiat  Where do you trade Bitcoin? You trade on one of the Bitcoin exchanges, but start small and work your way up[...]


Word Warrior of So Cal

Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:25 AM
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REMEMBERING 9/11, TWELVE YEARS AFTER


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barrycjacobsen
9/12/2013 1:25:43 AM
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It seems a long time since the attacks on 9/11/2001; and it seems like yesterday. Thats a trick your mind plays on you with traumatic memories: putting a healing distance between then and now, all the while indelibly imprinting the memory so it always seems fresh; easily recalled as clearly today as when it occurred.In 2001 I was living in Michigan, a business man who worked out of his home office. That morning, I got my coffee and walked down to my office. It was just a few minutes before 9am on a crystal clear autumn morning. My office had a large window, and as I sipped my coffee I looked out at squirrels playing on my lawn.As always, I turned on my computer. Back then, Yahoo was my Homepage. As it booted-up, I glanced[...]

SYRIAN POLICY: THEN AND NOW; ITS BLOWING IN THE WIND


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barrycjacobsen
8/30/2013 2:16:47 PM
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That was then, this is now.Then there wasa Republican President. Then Democrat Presidential Candidate Obama said:Obama:The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. - Interview with Charlie Savage of theBoston Globe,December 20, 2007Now President Obama seems prepared to take military action against Syria, without even seeking the authorization by the United Nations or Congress.Then a certain DemocratSenator from Delaware threatened:The president has no constitutional authority to take this country to war against a country of 70 million people unless were attacked or unless there is[...]


Shane Atwell's Blog

Shane Atwell
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 AM
Defending Capitalism from its Enemies Abroad, Parasites at Home and Alleged Friends

Reaching Students Through Book Reviews


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Shane Atwell
1/22/2013 5:00:11 AM
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This blog doesn't get a lot of traffic, so I pay attention to those posts that do. Most of the all-time favorites are ones that have been featured in other, higher-traffic blogs, like one on Walmart and the DHS that made it onto some kind of right-wing e-mail list and one on collective bargaining that was featured on Mish's site.     One post that has gotten consistent readership and strange little spikes (e.g. 260 pageviews this last month despite being two years old) is my review of Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt. The book is a defense of socialism and was recommended to me by a leftist college (biology) professor. He read it for his professors' book club. No doubt it's assigned reading in many classes around the[...]

In Search of Where We Went Wrong


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Shane Atwell
1/16/2013 8:46:01 AM
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First a big thanks to Leslie Eastman, the most link generous blogger I know, fellow SLOB and now frequent contributor to College and Legal Insurrection. She tells a good story and makes a big effort to pull together the thoughts and posts of other bloggers. She's been quoting my e-mails and throwing me links in her posts, which makes me remiss in not posting something new here.WARNING: this post has no conclusion. Its just a description of an intellectual journey half over. Call it a thematic compendium of book blurbs.    Where did we go wrong? This question has been bothering me for years. We started out with a near perfect system of government, as close as could have been achieved given the knowledge of the[...]


Lipstick Underground

SarahB
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:18 PM
It takes artists and moms to change pop-culture. I'm both.

Suck It Up, Boys & Girls


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SarahB
11/7/2012 5:18:23 PM
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      If I have to pull one more person off the ledge today Im going to start pushing. Honestly, people I thought we were all about strength and American Values...why is everyone acting like they got kicked in the balls?We, as Americans, collectively let Progressivism fester for over a century...and the chickens have come home to roost. Did anyone really think we would make up all that lost ground in four years? Wake-up call: its going to take generationsSo do what Progressives have done forever, get back on the damn horse and start infiltrating our schools, government, media and pop culture trends. Sidebar: you selfish isolationists who are home schooling because you dont want to have to deal with socialist[...]

Space Shuttle Endeavor In South Los Angeles


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SarahB
10/14/2012 1:02:34 PM
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      Its not every day a spaceship rolls down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Southwest Los Angels.In fact, it only happens once in a lifetime.About 12:30pm yesterday I decided that my kids could not miss the one and only chance to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor travel through the streets of LA to its final home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Without my husband (who was working), I grabbed my 4 and 6 year-olds, printed a map of the route, turned on KFIAM 640 in Los Angeles and headed into the great unknown...as Ive never explored that region East of USC (I lived in Long Beach for 15 years before becoming a country girl). As we exited off the 110 onto Vernon to feel our way parallel to[...]


Legal Insurrection

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Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM
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Troubled Bitcoin exchange reportedly asks for liquidation


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(08:52 UTC) FOX: Troubled Bitcoin exchange reportedly asks for liquidation

Troubled Bitcoin firm Mt. Gox reportedly asks to be liquidated


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(08:34 UTC) FOX: Troubled Bitcoin firm Mt. Gox reportedly asks to be liquidated


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College Insurrection

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California State U Student: On the First Amendment, Left Prefers Slogans to Speech


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Leslie Eastman
California State University - Fullerton student Keith Fierro has an interesting observation about the left's use of its First Amendment rights.If the past months bickering on whether religious employers should have to pay for personal contraceptive items to which they morally object has taught us anything, its that the left is irresponsible with the First Amendment.On the left, the question orbiting the First Amendment is almost never what is legal, but what is popular or what they ironically call good. Buttressing these campaigns are slogans that act as proxies for real argumentation.Following the Supreme Courts recent decision in McCutcheon v. FEC a thoroughly ordinary free speech decision bleeding hearts burst forth with[...]

Allegheny Colleges Czech Prof Teaches Capitalism To Americans


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Leslie Eastman
College Fix contributor Andrew Desiderio, a student at The George Washington University, has a report on a college professor I would really love to meetBorn in 1983, Simon Bilo experienced a struggle in the 1990s as the economies of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic were transitioning from a socialist totalitarian system toward a market economy and democracy.And now, as a professor of economics at Allegheny College, he teaches others about free economies.Bilo, from Slovakia, left to get his education in Prague, Czech Republic in the early 2000s, and left Prague in 2008 to get his PhD at George Mason University, which he calls a life-changing opportunity for which he will always be grateful.Each time he moved, Bilo[...]


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