15 April 2009

Are you a terrorist?

Are you a terrorist? After you submit your taxes take this test.

Are You a Terrorist? It's easy to find out!

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11 April 2009

Government payouts for those who suffer, or may suffer, from global warming?

Government has gone completely crazy.

Climate bill could trigger lawsuit landslide: Allows action from those 'expected to suffer'

Self-proclaimed victims of global warming or those who "expect to suffer" from it - from beachfront property owners to asthmatics - for the first time would be able to sue the federal government or private businesses over greenhouse gas emissions under a little-noticed provision slipped into the House climate bill.

Environmentalists say the measure was narrowly crafted to give citizens the unusual standing to sue the U.S. government as a way to force action on curbing emissions. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sees a new cottage industry for lawyers.

"You could be spawning lawsuits at almost any place [climate-change modeling] computers place at harm's risk," said Bill Kovacs, energy lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

This is pure insanity. How could Bill Kovacs be a lobbyist? Isn't this a "lobbyist free administration?"

Interestingly, I thought that the scientific community came to a consensus about the reality of global warning? Were we mislead by the media? Global Warming Petition Project.

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10 April 2009

Stop Spending Our Future......

More good stuff from Reason magazine and Stop Spending Our Future.

The statistics in this video are absolutely AMAZING.

I fear for my children's futures.

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Its almost tax time!

We work, on average, 103 days per year to pay our taxes.

My favorite book, Atlas Shrugged, contains 645,000 words. One of my least favorite documents, the federal tax code, contains 3,700,000 words. Sounds like its time for a flat tax or the FairTax.

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09 April 2009

California Wants to Ban Your Big Screen TV

California "nanny-state" update:

They are coming for your television. The Orange County Register reports the California Energy Commission is considering banning the sale of big-screen TV sets that don't meet new, higher energy efficiency standards. The proposed regulations will make many big-screen sets illegal. By 2011, the commission wants all large-screen TVs to use 33 percent less power. By 2013, sets must consume 49 percent less power. The bureaucrats say the regulations will reduce global warming and save consumers $18 to $30 a year.

If the law was enacted today, the Consumer Electronics Association says about 25 percent of TVs would be non-compliant, most of those being sets with screens of 40-inches or more. Considering that most manufacturers already work to meet voluntary Energy Star standards, it is questionable how much more state agencies can demand from manufacturers without forcing them to pass on these added costs to consumers, which means more expensive TVs.

There is also a huge question about how such a law would be enforced. Many California consumers would simply choose to purchase non-compliant TVs on the Internet, or drive to stores in nearby Nevada, Arizona or Oregon. As a result, local California-based retailers, who provide jobs and income to state residents, stand to lose the most from the ban.

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