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Archive for February, 2009

“I’m probably screwed here”

Here is another great example of the tragic failure that is our human rights bureaucracy. It features a fight between the “rights” or a pre-op tranny and the rights of the other naturally female customers not to have to shower with men. The only loser here though is the business owner…

I will be a homeless person, living in the street and eating out of a gutter, before they get a penny out of me. – John Fulton in the Globe & Mail

Via DMB

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Odds are about the same at the roulette table…

(Sunni?) Gunmen on Friday ambushed a minibus carrying (Shiite) children to school in remote northwest Pakistan, killing the driver, wounding two children and apparently kidnapping six others, police said. – Yahoo

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As much as I don’t care for Bill Gates and Microsoft, I always thought that he was in the best position to pull an Atlas Shrugged manoeuvre. Back in the 90’s when the US government was dragging Microsoft through endless anti-trust hearings, I was suggesting that he shut down Microsoft immediately leave the country. The ensuing chaos would have been a wonder to watch.

For the uninitiated, the moral of the story is simply this: Politicians invariably respond to crises — that in most cases they themselves created — by spawning new government programs, laws and regulations. These, in turn, generate more havoc and poverty, which inspires the politicians to create more programs . . . and the downward spiral repeats itself until the productive sectors of the economy collapse under the collective weight of taxes and other burdens imposed in the name of fairness, equality and do-goodism. – WSJ

Via Malkin

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Bubba Mortgage Co.

A little reminder from the past on how we got here. Thanks Bill…

In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders. The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets — including the New York metropolitan region — will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring. – NYT Sept 30, 1999

Via Rush

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No Guts No Glory 2

Video evidence of the sorry state of the young revolutionary today. I was terribly disappointed that the NYU campus cops didn’t give these idiots a little 60’s billy club action. The Marxist professors at NYU should hang their heads in shame if this is the best that they can churn out at this pathetic school.

reaganreagan1

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New Street Art

standing-on-the-edge-of-the-crevasse

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Another Global Warming Glitch

This dog just won’t hunt…

A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.

The error, due to a problem called “sensor drift,” began in early January and caused a slowly growing underestimation of sea ice extent until mid-February. That’s when “puzzled readers” alerted the NSIDC about data showing ice-covered areas as stretches of open ocean, the Boulder, Colorado-based group said on its Web site.- Bloomberg

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