Archive for September, 2011

Tax Burden by Provinces

September 25, 2011

Who is paying taxes in Canada?  Alberta and Ontario are.

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Iranian Ambassador: UN Vote “a Step Towards Wiping Out Israel”

September 24, 2011

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas complained that “all hell has broken out against us” over the UN effort, but that there was no turning back from the present course.

That course, Iran’s ambassador to Egypt said in a weekend interview, was merely one stage in a broader effort. The push for full membership as a UN member state “is a step towards wiping out Israel,” said Ambassador Mojtaba Amani in an interview with Al-Watan al-Arabi. “But the Palestinians must that follow a correct example and complete all the measures to prevent the Zionist Entity from depriving them their rights.”

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Dean: Employers will drop coverage under Obamacare

September 23, 2011

Welcome to first year economics.

Dean told Morning Joe, “The fact is it is very good for small business. There was a McKinsey study, which the Democrats don’t like, but I do, and I think its true. Most small businesses are not going to be in the health insurance business anymore after this thing goes into effect.”

The reason Democrats fought so hard to dismiss the McKinsey survey when it was released is because its conclusion undermines two major claims  Obama made during health care debate: “If you like your health plan, you can keep it” and “It will not add one penny to the deficit.”


Child brings mom’s crack pipe and meth to show-and-tell

September 22, 2011

SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) –– A recent show-and-tell at a northwest Missouri elementary school resembled something out of an episode of “Breaking Bad,” leading to the arrest of a kindergartner’s mother.

Michelle Marie Cheatham, 32, was arrested on Sept. 6 after her son pulled out methamphetamine and his mother’s crack pipe during a show-and-tell for his kindergarten class, according to a felony complaint filed in the Saline County Circuit Court. Later that day, a search warrant was obtained by the Sweet Springs police to conduct a search at Cheatham’s home, which led to the police reportedly recovering a crack pipe and a butane lighter, according to the Marshall Democrat-News.


I went into the polls voting for the black guy, and what I got was the white guy…

September 21, 2011

But it really isn’t. In fact, it’s racist, and Michael Moore would do well to stop repeating it. It really is no better than the Kenyan anti-colonial bit, indeed it is a good deal worse. I said this yesterday on twitter, but it would be as if my Jewish accountant messed up my taxes and I said, “Dude, you’re Jewish, what the hell?!?!”


Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the Peace Process

September 20, 2011

WH Scrambles to Close 15 ‘Green’ Loans

September 19, 2011

God forbid the taxpayers get their money back…

As mandated by the stimulus bill, the Obama administration has until September 30 to “spend” all the funds allocated for the Department of Energy loans program, which guaranteed a $535 million loan to the now defunct solar company Solyndra. The program has already allocated about $8 billion so far, but has an additional $10 billion worth of loans in the works that must be finalized before the end of the month or the money will be reclaimed.


Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming

September 18, 2011

Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that “global warming is occurring.”

“In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?” he wrote in an email to Kate Kirby, executive officer of the physics society.

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Solyndra Not Sole Firm to Hit Rock Bottom Despite Stimulus Funding

September 17, 2011

At least four other companies have received stimulus funding only to later file for bankruptcy, and two of those were working on alternative energy.


Ottawa delivers freedom to farmers over protests of Wheat Board

September 16, 2011

Finally, Canada has a federal agriculture minister who understands why a government monopoly over prairie wheat and barley marketing is incompatible with democratic rights.

Monday, the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) released the results of a rigged plebiscite it held this summer among grain growers – a plebiscite designed to show how much farmers still love the board – and the response of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was spot on.

The Conservative government has announced it will move this fall to repeal the CWB’s monopoly over wheat and barley grown for human consumption in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and northeastern B.C. This prompted the board (which cannot imagine life without its monopoly power) to ask western wheat and barley growers whether they wanted to retain the monopoly or move to a fully open market. Among wheat growers, 62% voted for the monopoly. Among barley growers, just 51% did.

This prompted wheat board chairman, Allen Oberg to proclaim that the federal government is “out of touch with farmers.” He declared his group’s plebiscite is “the deepest expression of all of what farmers really want and the minister should listen.”

To which Mr. Ritz replied “No expensive survey can trump the individual right of farmers to market their own grain.”