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9/22/14

What Government Employees Do

With a big hat tip to YAL (Young Americans for Liberty), I submit this meme for your viewing pleasure.


5/30/14

Make Up Your Own Mind About Ed Snowden

By Grant Davies

No matter what you thought before about Ed Snowden, I'm guessing you will think differently - or at least in a more informed way - about him if you watch this entire interview. 

You may or may not change your mind. But if you are like me, he will no longer be as much of a mystery as he was before. You will learn things you didn't know even if you have been paying close attention to issue. 

You may be surprised by Ed's opinions on the NSA and spying in general now that the people have the information he provided to news organisations. 

Ed Snowden's legacy may very well be more about how things have changed with new technologies and less about the NSA itself or it's activities. It may be more about examining our freedoms, our rights, and where the country (and the world) is headed than it is about a man who told people things he thought they had a right to know.

Beyond the inevitable sensationalism of the headlines that highlight his answer to the question about whether he is a traitor or a patriot there is real information here. It's about Ed Snowden, but it's beyond Ed Snowden. 

In my opinion, this is an important news story. Real news of lasting significance, for a change.

 Watch the entire video here
The picture is the the link.

5/21/14

Throwing Gas On the Burning Obamacare Barn

By Grant Davies

Originally, the "Tea Party" was an unorganized group of citizens who opposed govt bailouts. Essentially, they opposed taking money from poor and middle class people to give to failed, but wealthy, businessmen.

Somehow the media spun that threat to big govt into an organisation of radical racists. Lefties bought it. And establishment Republicans left them hanging out to dry to protect their power base in that moribund party.

So now we see the first attempts at bailing out the insurance companies in an attempt to prevent the inevitable rise in already skyrocketing insurance premiums. It's akin to throwing gas on your burning barn.

Here's an early story on this. Hard to say how much they got right or wrong at this stage.

The picture is a link to the article.



5/2/14

One Year Since Rand Paul Stood up For the Constitution

 Try to remember this in 2016.


The Federal Reserve - A Reverse Robin Hood

By Grant Davies

While some wring their hands over the "wealth gap" but cannot tell you why, others wonder just how so much money has flowed to the already wealthy, and why.

In recent years have most of them lately done it by providing goods and services that their fellow man desires? Or is there a giant wealth transference going on due to the Fed printing money like crazy?

I'm in the second group and of the second opinion. The left hates the "wealth gap" but loves Obamanomics. It's a pretty good example of cognitive dissonance IMO.

So while the left worries about "tax breaks for the rich" transferring wealth upward, the man behind the curtain has an entirely different plan that works much better.

The following article may contain some things I disagree with, but it's a good place to start if you want to look at all this government meddling from a different perspective than what you get from the usual talking heads.

Druckenmiller: Fed robbing poor to pay rich
Robert Frank | @robtfrank
Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

"The Federal Reserve isn't just inflating markets but is shifting a massive amount of wealth from the middle class and poor to the rich, according to billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller.

In an interview on "Squawk Box," the founder of Duquesne Capital said the Fed's policy of quantitative easing was inflating stocks and other assets held by wealthy investors like himself. But the price of making the rich richer will be paid by future generations.

"This is fantastic for every rich person," he said Thursday, a day after the Fed's stunning decision to delay tightening its monetary policy. "This is the biggest redistribution of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the rich ever."

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