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Joel Bowman reckoning today from Buenos Aires, Argentina January 5th 2013

Joel Bowman reckoning today from Buenos Aires, Argentina January 5th 2013

on January 5, 2013, 8:34 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Before diving into today’s penultimate installment of The Daily Reckoning Best Of 2012 Series, we’d like to wish the Federal Reserve a very unhappy birthday. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of that rotten institution, a hideout for scoundrels and highwaymen of the academic class and for perpetrators of untold crimes against monetary sanity. Over the past century, the […]

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My Line In The Sand Is Drawn Here!

on January 5, 2013, 8:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Chuck Baldwin Archived column: http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/archives/5345 If Barack Obama and his gaggle of gun grabbers have their way, the American citizenry will have all of their firearms taken away. If their current attempt to outlaw semi-automatic rifles is successful, does anyone think it will stop there? Don’t be naïve! The goal of people like Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, […]

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Whether the Semi-Auto Ban Passes May

Whether the Semi-Auto Ban Passes May

on January 4, 2013, 7:16 PM / in National News, News

McCain may be working to stab us in the back Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is still trying to rig the Senate rules so that President Barack Obama can get his anti-gun and anti-Constitution agenda passed. But first, here’s some good news. GOA activists like yourself are having an impact! Prior to the New Year, the reports coming out of […]

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Jackie’s Prespective on the News January 4th 2013

on January 4, 2013, 3:34 PM / in National News, News

Mexico Turns Away from Drug War Security initiatives recently announced by the Mexican government suggest that the country may move to reaffirm its sovereignty and focus less on the interests of the U.S. and other foreign countries, a former assistant special agent at the Department of Homeland Security said. David Ramirez, who also worked in Texas as a U.S. Border Patrol […]

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Unchanged: Americans Are Still Fleeing High-Tax, Forced-Unionism States With Good Reason

Unchanged: Americans Are Still Fleeing High-Tax, Forced-Unionism States With Good Reason

on January 4, 2013, 9:30 AM / in National News, News

Original Post Despite Chris Christie, New Jersey tops the list of worst places… Like some sort of STD communicable disease, as they have for decades, Americans are still finding union-dominated states that force workers to pay unions (or be fired) very unattractive to live in and, as a result, are leaving by the droves. According to an annual study conducted […]

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We Are Already Over the Fiscal Cliff

on January 4, 2013, 9:19 AM / in National News, News

By Congressman Ron Paul Despite claims that the Administration and Congress saved America from the fiscal cliff with an early morning vote today, the fact is that government spending has already pushed Americans over the cliff. Only serious reductions in federal spending will stop the cliff dive from ending in a crash landing, yet the events of this past month […]

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Off the Edge

on January 4, 2013, 8:44 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

It used to be, in simpler times, people could use hyperbole in exclamations of frustration (e.g. “I’m gonna kill him for playing that prank on me!”) without striking paranoia and fear in those who heard it, and without being scrutinized as a potential murderer. Not that the person was actually going to kill anyone, but just that he was reacting […]

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News Briefs January 4th 2013

News Briefs January 4th 2013

on January 4, 2013, 4:34 AM / in National News, News

Brian Tamanaha (Failing Law Schools) at Cato Jan. 16 Mark your calendar! On January 16 at noon in Washington, D.C., Prof. Brian Tamanaha of Washington University will speak at a Cato Book Forum on his much-acclaimed new book, Failing Law Schools. Commenting will be Neal McCluskey, who directs Cato’s program on education policy, and University of Colorado law professor Paul […]

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Video mocking celebrity gun control PSA takes off

Video mocking celebrity gun control PSA takes off

on January 3, 2013, 5:27 PM / in National News, News

You gotta love it, folks! The minute these hypocrites, calling for gun control, are lined up beside their own cameos in violence, they cry, and I quote, “Most celebrities say the blame lies squarely on the mentally ill perpetrators of the crimes.” Oh, so it’s not really the guns, it’s “the mentally ill perpetrators of the crimes.” Huh! Aint that […]

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What Soetoro did as the vote was being taken last night

What Soetoro did as the vote was being taken last night

on January 3, 2013, 4:29 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

After the grand stage play that has been running on Capitol HIll –  the PRETEND game of stopping the huge theft from Americans – in spite of the breath holding and pretend *seriousness* of this entire fiasco –  this is the RESULT that  took place last night in the Oval Office following the BONER CAVE IN (the cave-in that was […]

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TEF Report January 3rd 2013

TEF Report January 3rd 2013

on January 3, 2013, 9:59 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

A picture is worth a thousand words…. Stunning Graphic Shows Possible Reason the House GOP Balked at Senate’s Fiscal Cliff Bill Prepare to scroll down a considerable distance to get the full impact of this image illustrating the difference between the annual tax increase from the Senate-approved Fiscal Cliff bill ($62 billion) and the actual 2011 U.S. Budget Deficit ($1.089 […]

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Obama’s true agenda Emerges

on January 3, 2013, 8:50 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Obama’s true agenda emerges – Americans chose to elect a president that wants to  redistribute income, one that will give them “stuff”  

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Time to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

Time to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

on January 3, 2013, 7:53 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: While the jury is still out as to whether this drug is any more or less dangerous than any other drug on the market and its reason for use as a medical treatment yet to be proven for anything other pain control (oops aspirin), the constitutional argument has some validity. Time to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana Many drugs used […]

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The Left Side of the Track

The Left Side of the Track

on January 2, 2013, 1:23 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

The BIG Lie: “Well, I have to tell you, David, if you look at my track record over the last two years, I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011.” –Barack Obama (Actually, federal spending increased by $147 billion in 2011.) Belly laugh of the year: “I’m not driven by some ideological agenda. I’m a pretty practical guy.” […]

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The UpRight – The Patriot Post

on January 2, 2013, 1:14 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

“All the debate over spending is starting to remind me of the movie Jaws. We have some people who believe there is this big threat headed our way, but the authorities all tell us not to panic — but instead of the mayor of Amity Island telling us the beaches are safe, President Obama is telling us we’ll grow our […]

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Obama’s Tax Bill Comes Due

Obama’s Tax Bill Comes Due

on January 2, 2013, 12:59 PM / in National News, News

A version of this article appeared January 2, 2013, on page A16 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Obama’s Tax Bill Comes Due. So Congress has passed a bill to avoid the tax cliff, hallelujah. This is the way to look at it if you have a pre-Copernican view of politics where Washington is […]

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A New Agenda

A New Agenda

on January 2, 2013, 10:21 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

As we start the new year, it is sad to see so many Republicans patting themselves on the back, Grover Norquist included it seems, saying, “It’s ok, it really was a tax decrease because it is Tuesday.” The one pledge to rule them all got obfuscated away conveniently and it is time to move on to a new agenda for […]

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Gun Control is an English Problem

Gun Control is an English Problem

on January 2, 2013, 10:14 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

If this phrase “gun control” were applied to anything else, e.g. “car control”, “computer control”, “speech control”, “pen control”, it would be at least laughable, if not downright objectionable. I would prefer to use the phrase “victim disarmament”, because that is what the end result of gun control truly is. My rants against gun control are intended for two groups […]

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Multiple Justice Disorder

on January 2, 2013, 9:56 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Joel Bowman, reckoning today from Buenos Aires, Argentina Chances are, you’re a criminal. At least as defined by the state. You might not be one of the 83,000 people who are sent to prison in the United States every single year… and you might not have run afoul of one of the 4,500 (and counting) federal statutes…but that doesn’t mean […]

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David Malpass: Nothing Is Certain Except More Debt and Taxes

David Malpass: Nothing Is Certain Except More Debt and Taxes

on January 2, 2013, 8:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By DAVID MALPASS Original Post Whatever ultimately emerges from the fiscal-cliff negotiations over the past 48 hours, the country will survive. But the damage can’t be undone. Taxes are going up for all working Americans. And so is the size of government. Businesses have been waiting to see whether a second Obama administration will encourage the economy. During the fiscal-cliff […]

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