LIBERTY: We need nuke power to be free!

Death of a Civilization
by David Deming

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While Western Civilization sits confused, crippled with self-doubt and guilt, the Chinese are rapidly building an energy-intensive technological civilization. They have 2,000 coal-fired power plants, and are currently constructing new ones at the rate of one a week. In China, more people believe in free-market economics than in the US. Our Asian friends are about to be nominated by history as the new torchbearers of human progress.

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Al Gore and his liberal pals will kill us.

We should be building nuclear reactors for power like there is no tomorrow. There won’t be. Why can France do it, but we can’t?

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RANT: Drought is an excuse for more gooferment control

Calif. declares drought emergency, mulls rationing
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:20pm EST
By Peter Henderson

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27 (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state emergency due to drought and said he would consider mandatory water rationing in the face of nearly $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall this year.

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Interesting the RINO’s response … gooferment force.

Not that a democrat’s response would have been different.

Interesting how water if treated as a commodity could be different.

Interesting how gooferment in the “water” business manages to be unable to supply consumer demand. (Doesn’t happen at McDonalds!)

How about metering usage and having new more expensive water. Privatize “water”. Eliminate the gooferment in any role concerning water; no law, regulations, or interest.

Put people in control. And, we’d have water galore. Maybe someone might even invent a way to store water to even out the droughts. Or, even make it!?!


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POLITICAL: Abortion is genocide

The George Bailey Effect
Posted: January 31, 2009
1:00 am Eastern
By Larry Burkett

Editor’s note: The late Larry Burkett, popular Christian financial counselor and author, penned this article in 1998. It is a compelling “response” to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent statement that the economy benefits from “family planning.” Joseph Slife contributed to this column.

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As the preceding evidence demonstrates, abortion is not simply a matter of private conscience, but of public concern. Abortion-on-demand has effects that are rippling throughout our society and could even threaten our future liberties.

This is why abortion, even if all moral arguments are totally discounted, cannot be ignored in framing public policy. Simply writing off abortion as a “moral” or a “religious” issue is a short-sighted approach that fails to reckon its economic and demographic consequences.

We can’t undo the past, of course. We can’t undo the fact that we have had 35 million George Baileys, people never born, people whose lives were never allowed to touch other lives. Indeed they have left an “awful hole.” But for the sake of our nation’s economic future and national security, as well as its moral character, we must resolve to promote from this time forward an ethic that is pro-family and pro-children. Only then can America continue to have a wonderful life.

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When Pelosi and the Obama Democrat “liberals” advnace the pro-abortion agenda, everyone has to think of the “George Bailey” effect.

Have we aborted the future of America?

Like a self-imposed genocide.

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MONEY: “Silent” Bank Run

Wachovia faced a ‘silent’ bank run; FDIC forced sale
Fearing a loss of funding over the weekend, the FDIC forced the sale.
By Rick Rothacker and Kerry Hall Business
Posted: Thursday, Oct. 02, 2008

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Starting Friday morning, Evans said, businesses and institutions with large accounts started withdrawing money to lower their balances to below the federally insured $100,000 limit. They weren’t closing accounts, he said, adding “they were very apologetic in saying they love the service they get from Wachovia and they weren’t leaving Wachovia. They were just moving their money until things settled down.”

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Clearly, for us little guys, you should never have anything close to the FDIC limit.

Even with that, you can’t have all your eggs in one basket.

Paper money is just that paper money. When panics start, they develop a life of their own. Clearly, depending upon one bank is absurd. Even if FDIC comes in and saves “your bank”, I can only imagine the ‘fun’ while things, like deck chairs, get rearranged.

It would seem that us little guys need several banks or credit unions pre-set up and funded, ready to go at a moments notice.

I’d go so far as to suggest that FOUR might not be excessive. With web bill pay, printed checks, and direct deposit all energized ready to go.

Fore warned is Fore armed. “Be prepared” It ain’t just for Boy Scouts.

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LIBERTY: Who does own the gas station? Or, anything else for that matter.

Government Gouging by Aaron Bilger

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Unfortunately, the free market price system is currently being forbidden in Georgia and several other states. Politicians have enacted anti-“gouging” laws to punish sellers of gasoline who request too high a price. Whether such politicians are well-meaning but economically ignorant, or know the consequences but are cynically manipulating public distaste for higher prices despite this is up for debate, but the results are the same. Ethically, the results are detestable. Gas station operators are told in effect that they are not free; they must sell their product as an altruistic service to others rather than serving their own individual interests. Legislating an exact price ceiling (a maximum price at which gas could be sold) would be bad enough, but to compound the issue, an exact price is not given in anti-gouging laws. A supplier cannot even know if they may be violating the law, and must be constantly fearful of someone accusing them of charging “too much.” In Atlanta for now, the de facto result is gas station operators being afraid to price gasoline above $4–4.29/gallon. Asking a half-dozen local operators who ran out of gas as to why they do not raise prices resulted in the same general response; as one put it, “I cannot raise my price. It would be a crime.”

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The culprit behind the gas shortages this time is individual state governments rather than federal government, but the solution is the same now as it was then – for politicians to stop their harmful efforts to control prices. End anti-gouging laws, end the shortage.

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