Monday, April 8, 2013
How They Will Steal Your Retirement in [Market-Ticker]: The recent ditty on how "nobody needs more than $3m for retirement", defined as "whatever you need to get a $200,000 annuity", is just one facet of how this will play out.
Posted by Don at 4:06 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Oregon Drafts Invasive Gun Control Law: Oregon is the latest state to draft legislation that puts major restrictions on the 2nd Amendment.�House Bill 3200’s summary states the “crime of unlawful possession or transfer of assault weapon or large capacity magazine” is punishable “by maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both.”
Posted by Don at 3:02 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013
Freakonomics How to Think About Guns: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast: Our latest Freakonomics Radio podcast is called “How to Think About Guns.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript below; it includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.)
Posted by Don at 9:16 AM
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Michael Mann, perpetrator of the notorious hockey stick hoax, is one of the world’s execrable characters. On top of his more important bad qualities, he is a whiner. The self-pitying Mann complains that scientists and organizations that are skeptical of the alarmists’ claims–like the now-ridiculed hockey stick–get tiny amounts of funding from concerned citizens. Anthony Watts notes an interview with Mann by Britain’s Independent:
Posted by Don at 9:50 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
$822,000 Worker Shows California Leads U.S. Pay Giveaway - Bloomberg: Payroll data compiled by Bloomberg on 1.4 million public employees in the 12 most populous states show that California has set a pattern of lax management, inefficient operations and out-of-control costs. From coast to coast, states are cutting funding for schools, public safety and the poor as they struggle with fallout left by politicians who made pay-and-pension promises that taxpayers couldn’t afford.
Posted by Don at 10:52 AM
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Zombie � Why Was There No October Surprise? Because Every Freakin’ Day for the Last Four Years Has Been an October Surprise
Zombie � Why Was There No October Surprise? Because Every Freakin’ Day for the Last Four Years Has Been an October Surprise: I’ll get the ball rolling with a few scandalous deeds and facts which occur to me at the moment, but this list will primarily come from you, the readers. In the comments section below, mention anything and everything that you believe should have ruined Obama politically (if the media had been doing its job). From the big to the small, from the recent to the distant, dig deep in your memory and just let it all out, like political primal scream therapy.
GO SEE THE LIST
GO SEE THE LIST
Posted by Don at 8:43 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Facebook Censors Navy SEALS to Protect Obama on Benghazi-Gate: Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.
Posted by Don at 9:32 PM
Monday, October 8, 2012
Ann Barnhardt: 'If You're Still in These Markets You're Either Stupid or On Drugs! ' | SilverDoctors.com
Ann Barnhardt: 'If You're Still in These Markets You're Either Stupid or On Drugs! ' | SilverDoctors.com: The Doc sat down with Ann Barnhardt of the former Barnhardt Capital Management Tuesday night for an exclusive interview discussing the shocking precedent set by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last Friday essentially making segregated client funds theft perfectly legal.
Posted by Don at 9:19 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Obama administration tells contractors again: Don’t issue layoff notices - The Hill's DEFCON Hill: The Obama administration issued new guidance intended for defense contractors Friday afternoon, reiterating the administration’s position that the companies should not be issuing layoff notices over sequestration.
Posted by Don at 3:46 PM
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Democrats’ GM Fiction - The Editors - National Review Online: The GM bailout was always an odd duck: The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was created in order to preserve liquidity in the financial markets by heading off the collapse of key financial institutions that had made catastrophically bad bets on real-estate securities — nothing at all to do with cars, really. GM’s financial arm, today known as Ally Financial, was in trouble, but GM’s fundamental problem was that its products were not profitable enough to support its work-force expenses. A single dominant factor — the United Auto Workers union’s extortionate contracts with GM — prevented the carmaker from either reducing its work-force costs or making its products more efficiently. And its hidebound management didn’t help.
Posted by Don at 11:08 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Look who parks their cash at Bain - NYPOST.com: Government-worker pension funds are the chief beneficiaries of Bain’s economic stewardship. New York-based Preqin uses public documents, news accounts and Freedom of Information requests to track private-equity holdings. Since 2000, Preqin reports, the following funds have entrusted some $1.56 billion to Bain:
Posted by Don at 7:43 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Insurance News - Calif. Considers A Tax-Payer Funded Life Insurance Policy Bill: Aug. 08--Do legislators read or understand the impact of the bills they vote on? Do they care about the fiscal health of the communities they represent? If they do, how can they overwhelmingly approve a bill that would impose huge costs on both the state and struggling local governments? That's what Assembly Bill 2451 would do.
Posted by Don at 9:17 PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Lautenberg: Boycott My Constituents! | Power Line: On the floor of the Senate yesterday, Frank Lautenberg did something that to our knowledge is unprecedented: he called publicly for a boycott of his own constituents. The context was the “DISCLOSE Act,” which would require 501(c)(4) entities to disclose the identities of their donors. The bill is opposed by a coalition that includes the ACLU and the NRA, and likely is unconstitutional, but the Democrats think it is good politics, so they wanted to see it voted down again yesterday. Which it was.
Posted by Don at 6:37 PM