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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.

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New Street Art

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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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Chinese Human Rights Go Under The Bus

It must be getting crowded under the Obama bus these days…

Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.

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“But our pressing on those issues can’t interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis,” Clinton told reporters in Seoul just before leaving for Beijing. – Yahoo Via GWP

Update: “I am under house arrest because Hilary Clinton came”

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Before travelling to the People’s Republic on Friday for a two day visit, the new American Secretary of State, said she would not let the issue “interfere” with efforts to resolve the global economic crisis and combating climate change.

Human rights groups claimed her comments lifted the pressure on Beijing to address the issue, making it easier for the Chinese to justify fresh restrictions on dissidents. – Telegraph

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So Gitmo Is Just Fine After All

After years of hysterical rantings on Gitmo now that Obama is here everything is ok. Chalk up another one for GW…

The report concluded that the Pentagon was in compliance with the requirements of the Geneva Conventions. The review included some of the most contentious issues, including the forced feeding of hunger-striking detainees and claims that many prisoners were suffering from psychosis as a result of conditions in the detention center. – NYT Via SDA

And the boys at Bagram are out of luck as well. I never did understand why the US Constitution has to apply to everyone in the world anyway.

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“Kick Me” President


The wimp in the White House: Month One
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Washington Post Writers Group
National Post
20 Feb 2009

The Biden prophecy has come to pass. America’s wacky veep, momentarily inspired, had predicted last October that “it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama.” Joe Biden probably had in mind an eve-of-the-apocalypse…read more…

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