The Passing of The Iron Lady and the Threat of Bitcoin
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the passing of Margaret Thatcher, her role in history and the governmental threat of Bitcoin.
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She Did Not Go Wobbly
It is sad news to learn as the sun rises today that Margaret Thatcher has passed away. She was the first politician I ever met. As a kid, I had the opportunity to, in passing, meet her. She was charming. History brought us Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and John Paul II at the same time to battle communism. She was the last of the three | Read More »
RIP, Margaret Thatcher.
The Right Honorable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, Order of the Garter, Order of Merit, Privy Counselor, Fellow of the Royal Society, has passed away from a stroke at the age of 87. She was the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain, serving from 1979 to 1990, and is widely considered to be the greatest one since Winston Churchill. Her husband passed away in | Read More »
Filibuster Reid Gun Control Bill Now
When you are in the minority in the Senate, there is one thing you can do to stop unconstitutional legislation from getting started. You filibuster the motion to proceed with debate. We are all painfully aware that once the amendment process gets rolling, too many GOP senators are enticed into cutting a deal. Momentum builds for passage of the underlying bill, and Republicans feel the | Read More »
I have a beautiful wife and three daughters (ages 7, 7 & 8). I love my family but with four women in my house, I have perfected the art of tuning out certain conversations. Dresses, shopping, “mean girls,” My Little Ponies, and the like, are generally the last words I will hear before I start hearing Charlie Brown’s teacher’s voice. I’m not proud of it, | Read More »
Barack Obama blames US Navy for increased North Korean tensions.
Ever notice that this administration is only lightning-fast when it comes to shifting blame when things don’t work out perfectly? They practically left a vapor trail in their zeal to anonymously accuse the US military of being responsible for our tense situation with North Korea: So, it’s the Navy’s fault that the U.S.-North Korea spat has gone so far? That’s the apparent message from senior | Read More »
Union Bosses Should Imagine A World Without Obama’s NLRB
“If the workers surrender control over working relations to legislative and administrative agents, they put their industrial liberty at the disposal of state agents.”
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President of the American Federation of Labor, 1915
Tags: AF of L
, craig becker
, National Labor Relations Board
, Noel Canning
, Samuel Gompers
Washington Post: Mark Begich (D) is terrified of the NRA.
Well, that’s what the WaPo wanted to say: Sen Mark Begich declared a “sea change” in the politics of gun control immediately after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., telling his local newspaper that he would not hesitate to buck the powerful National Rifle Association. But in the months since, the gun rights group has made itself impossible for the Alaska Democrat, and many other | Read More »
Tech at Night: Cybersecurity matters thanks to China, even if the Anonymous gang is a bunch of idiots.
I have a charity event I’m participating in tomorrow (I’m the one doing The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II), and I’d like to have slept for it, so this may be briefer than usual.
Looks like a push for real patent reform is brewing. After the lawyer- but not innovation-friendly America Invents Act was signed by Barack Obama, we’ve been left with a need to fix the actual problems with the US patent system. the i2Coalition and Google are backing anti-Patent Trolling ideas. There’s got to be a way to continue to reward small-time inventors without allowing the fakes to abuse the system.
Do Americans have a duty to diminish the security of their communications to ease government spying? Some seem to think so, as we’re reminded of in the flap over Apple’s iMessage being more secure in its encryption than government would like. Let me remind you though that any back door that government can exploit, China and Anonymous can, too.
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Tags: America Invents Act
, North Korea
, Patent Trolls
, Tech at Night
Jake Tapper politely calls Barack Obama, Mike Bloomberg pig-ignorant about guns.
Before you watch the video below, I invite you to first get a glass of something nice – why not? It’s Friday afternoon; the sun is over the yardarm somewhere – so that you may properly enjoy this next bit from Jake Tapper. He’s reporting on the strange inability of Barack Obama and Mike Bloomberg to publicly understand the difference between an automatic and a | Read More »
The Terrible Extent of Islamist Deceit and Betrayal
A recent assassination attempt in Turkey offers valuable lessons for the West concerning Islamist hate—and the amount of deceit and betrayal that hate engenders towards non-Muslim “infidels.” Last January, an assassination plot against a Christian pastor in Turkey was thwarted. Police arrested 14 suspects. Two of them had been part of the pastor’s congregation for more than a year, feigning interest in Christianity. One went so far | Read More »
The American workforce collapses on top of the young
Here’s a simple media analysis tool for you: if you hear a “news report” describing the March unemployment report as good news in any way, you are listening to a propaganda operation, a political organ of the Democrat Party, not a “news organization.” Make a note, and treat all further “news” from this source with great suspicion, at least until you receive word of large-scale staff turnovers. | Read More »
Electric car maker Fisker begins the usual “painful public death” process.
Meet yet another of thank-God-he’s-former Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu’s bad calls with your tax money: Struggling carmaker Fisker Automotive laid off 160 employees, most of its staff, Friday as it struggles to reach a financing deal that would save the maker of the Karma hybrid sports car. The Anaheim company dismissed all but a core group of about 40 workers needed to keep the | Read More »
Learning To Cheat
Guess who America’s new role model is? Her name is Beverly Hall. She is Atlanta’s former Superintendent of Schools. She is dynamic – a mover, a shaker, an achiever and a total and utter fraud. On April 2, 2013, her deception came to a final end. She and 34 other co-conspirators have been indicted for rigging the standardized test scores dating all the way back to 2001.
Not only has she destroyed the trust and honor in the Atlanta School System, she has obviously spawned copy-cats. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia’s municipal schools are also rife with cheating conspiracies. Here is the latest in brotherly love and deceit.
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Walker Sets Example for Republican Governors Tackling Medicaid
Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) has possibly secured for himself a unique front-runner spot among his fellow Republican governors and rumored 2016 presidential contenders on the issue of healthcare. The expansion of Medicaid, once mandatory under ObamaCare, has now become nothing more than a mere suggestion that states can choose to either accept or reject thanks to the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare. It is quite | Read More »