Tech at Night: International fights on Patents and Trademarks
The patent fight in Washington just got bigger. You’ve got the push for a ‘comprehensive patent reform’ monstrosity the House, using patent trolls as cover, as favored by the Chinese. You’ve got actual narrow, targeted patent reform legislation. Now The Senate seems to be going with the narrow approach. I’m favor the House approach on demand letters, and Vitter is moving on that. However I | Read More »
Hong Kong Capitulates to the Communists, No Free Elections
You might have heard of the protests across Hong Kong over the last few months of last year. They came about because the Communist Party that completely controls mainland China’s political system wished to do the same for Hong Kong. In particular, at issue was the push by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (in other words, the Chinese Communist bigwigs) to reform | Read More »
It’s time for Tim Cook and Apple to stand up for homosexual rights in China
Tim Cook has become a vocal activist in recent years, taking his role in charge of Apple and using to promote his personal point of view on issues. He’s using that role to attack the state of Indiana for a political decision he disagreed with. However Indiana (population 6.5 million) is small potatoes. The fact that they don’t have a law specifically banning discrimination against | Read More »
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng: actually, Hillary Clinton ultimately didn’t help me at all.
Chen Guangcheng doesn’t care for the way that Hillary Clinton is taking credit for his rescue from the PRC.
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Obama burns down another US alliance
It is my hope that when a new president is sworn in that we have at least one political or military alliance, other than with Iran, remaining. Right now the smart money would say that we don’t. For decades one of the staunchest allies the United States has in Asia has been Thailand. During the Vietnam War, Thai bases provided platforms to strike at targets | Read More »
Communist China is still Oppressing Christians
In the days before Christmas, I spent some time discussing the persecution Christians are facing in the Middle East. Both ISIS and Iran are up to their usual tactics. However, the Middle East is not the only region in the world where Christians are being oppressed for practicing their beliefs. In China, the ruling Communists are doing typical Communist things and cracking down on the | Read More »
The White House Commits to Destroying Jobs to Fight Climate Change
Environmentalists, Not Traders, Sell Your Jobs Out To China. Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Obama struck a deal Wednesday to limit greenhouse gases, with China committing for the first time to cap carbon emissions and Obama unveiling a plan for deeper U.S. emissions reductions through 2025. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, pledged in the far-reaching agreement to | Read More »
Barack Obama Lies About His Carbon Plan
Barack Obama’s team put this on his twitter account: This is huge: The United States and China have just agreed on an ambitious new joint plan to cut carbon pollution. http://t.co/Ntu6NFpSFY— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 12, 2014 That is not true. There was a joint agreement for both sides to do something. It was only to cut American carbon pollution. China is making no agreement | Read More »
Placating the Envirogelicals With the Fierce Urgency of Eleven Years From Now
As many of the United States are seeing record early snow fall, the President has gone to China to cut a deal with the Chicoms on global warming. The left wants us to know it is a major, pressing issue. In fact, if we don’t do something immediately, Miami is going to be under water, there is no stopping it, and we sure as heck | Read More »
Tech at Night: In which the US Government sounds uncomfortably like a foreign dictatorship
If we look around the world, we see the enemies of freedom on the march, taking steps to control, to coordinate, to lie, and to destroy.
The problem comes when our own government gets into the act, and starts down the path of what all those other countries are doing.
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Don’t worry about Ebola because everything else is working fine
Now that the administration’s campaign to stop the spread of Ebola and “degrade and destroy” ISIS are going so swimmingly, let’s take a quick look at how Obama is kicking major butt in the rest of the world. Back in July, I posted on how Hungary was moving slowly and inexorably into Moscow’s orbit. NATO, for the Democrats reading this, is a NATO member. Moscow | Read More »
China Overtakes U.S. as World’s Largest Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the wild stock market swings, if we’re heading for a correction and China’s new title as the world’s largest economy.
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Hong Kong Explodes with Protests Over Beijing’s Expanded Rule
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Dean Cheng to discuss the growing protests in Hong Kong, why Beijing is getting increasingly nervous about the demonstrations and what this means for the future of Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong Unrest Could Shake Financial Markets
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the unrest in Hong Kong, its potential impact on world financial markets and a gold ATM.
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Chinese Alibaba Dreams of Toppling Walmart
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the big Alibaba IPO, why you can’t believe their numbers and their dreams of overtaking Walmart.
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