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Entries from July 30th, 2011

Reality Abides

July 30th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Mark Steyn said this week, …the world is looking for about $4 trillion dollars of real cuts. And what we’re being offered, depending on how you score it, is about $7 billion dollars of cuts from fiscal year 2012. That’s, what, about the United States government borrows every thirty hours. So in other words, we […]

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No Dog in That Fight

July 23rd, 2011 by Jim May · 30 Comments · Uncategorized

A very common meme amongst religionists is the charge that atheism is itself a sort of faith, that the statement “there is no God” is as much an act of faith as the declaration that there is a God.  I haven’t fisked it, largely because it’s pretty much self-fisking.  In addition to its easy vulnerability […]

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Turning Out the Lights On Civilization

July 17th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Jeff Jacoby writes about the ban on the incandescent light bulb, passed by Congress in 2007 and signed into law by the wretched George W. Bush. The use of efficiency mandates to snuff out the standard light bulb was an exercise of unadulterated crony capitalism. It came about after big bulb manufacturers, frustrated by their […]

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Bureaucracy In Action

July 16th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Politics

Unbelievable: Embroiled by legal battles for more than 25 years, two U.S. Navy ships are finally headed to the scrap heap without ever having sailed and despite the fact that they’re almost completely finished. According to Hampton Roads, the USNS Bejamin Isherwood and the USNS Henry Eckford were commissioned in 1985 at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding […]

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