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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Megan McCardle on eliminating the corporate income tax. She lists the reasons to do so, and I couldn't agree more. It seems to me one major way to grow the economy and create jobs while giving companies an incentive to stay in the United States would be cutting or eliminating the corporate tax. The idea that the current Administration is open to the idea can only be seen as a good thing. It will be interesting to see if parties in Congress are as open to the idea.
PJTV on Youtube. The Fix Is In: How Public Sector Unions and Incumbents Shakedown America:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Israel as fossil fuel exporter? This could conceivably change some of the dynamics of Middle East politics. Hopefully reports of these oil and gas finds are true. Although Lebanon claiming the gas fields could be troublesome...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Why we should be focusing on developing thorium reactors instead of uranium ones... Apparently uranium was used initially because the plutonium by-product was ideal for making weapons. With thorium, this is not the case, making it an ideal fuel for today. Add in the facts that thorium is more efficient and its by-products decay in centuries instead of millenia, and you have to wonder why there isn't more of a national push to fund these kinds of developments. Japan and China certainly aren't waiting for us to take the lead in this department; they are forging ahead, leaving U.S. researchers in the dust.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It will be interesting in the next few weeks to watch the reactions of the British public to the planned cuts across the board in government, along with raising the retirement age to 66 much earlier than planned, all recently announced by the new Conservative government. Labour had planned large cuts as well, so it isn't really surprising, but compare the coming reactions of the British public to the wide-ranging protests, slowdowns and disturbances occurring across France from the news that the retirement age will go from 60 to 62. Kind of makes the French seem a little silly, all in all. Then again, the British are always a lot more willing to do what is necessary when the going gets tough...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Looking at the travesty of the recent Washington D.C. mayoral race at PJTV. A must view, as they dissect why racial identity politics won out over a reformer who was actually making the city safer and improving failing schools. Sad that this only hurts the kids in failing D.C. schools the most.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Casting call for MTV's town hall meeting with President Obama? Applicants required to list their "political views". Sounds about right, wouldn't want to give him any questions he might not be able to handle from someone who disagrees with him. Also yet another example of the mainstream media working to brainwash the younger generations, since they know they have lost the older generations that actually bother to follow what happens in the world from sources besides MTV, Comedy Central and the major networks.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Yet another reason why we shouldn't be trying foreign terrorists captured on foreign battlefields in civilian courts: Judge disallows key witness in terror case.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Maps of American cities, color-coded by race. An interesting look at how we divide ourselves.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Now video gamers can pay for a female companion to "play" with and "chat" with through a site called Gamecrush. Sounds like a pretty lucrative business model, considering they got 10,000 hits and crashed in the first few minutes of the initial launch. Who would have thought that gamers needed female companionship amidst their virtual worlds? And only sixty cents per minute, too! More here.