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Category Archives: Crony Capitalism

Putin wants to wall off the Internet

It’s good to remember that this guy is a big big government autocrat and a veteran of the KGB. The entire country is a cleptocacy and compliance to the Putin Plan is requisite for pretty much everyone.

The Great Internet Wall of China has proven moderately effective at best. Millions of people break through it daily. Russia, home of many highly talented hackers would probably have the same problem.

Isn’t it interesting how the powers that be, whether in Moscow, Beijing, London, or Washington are so concerned about the flow of information? Information itself is a threat. The truth is a threat.

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Rand Paul: “These Barnacled Enablers Have Never Met A War They Didn’t Like” (Video)

It’s true. There is a predisposition toward war in the official corridors of Washington DC now. But this country was supposed to mind its own business. That was a founding principal.

We are about to make another mistake in the Middle East because our president (and nearly everyone else in DC) took the bait ISIS set. But let’s be honest, our “leaders” wanted to take the bait. Obama and McCain have been miffed ever since the people rose up and kept them from bombing Syria about this time last year.

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Coulter to Libertarian-Voting Republicans: I Want to ‘Drown You’

Is it possible that Anne Coulter’s cocktail dresses are cutting off oxygen to her brain? Is it possible that Ms. Coulter is just naturally a busybody who despises libertarians because she can’t help but stick her nose into other people’s business? Is it possible that Ms. Coulter is little more than a partisan hack with little philosophical meat to her positions?

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David Stockman says we’re headed for a dramatic crash “but especially in tech.” (Video)

The interviewer rightly points out that Stockman has been calling for a crash for a long time. In March he announced to the world that a crash was imminent and that he was entirely in cash. The market has been up dramatically since that call.

But fundamentally Stockman is right. All the money created by the world’s central banks is floating around out there in financeland (it might not have found its way into YOUR pockets but many Wall Street pockets are full) and that money is tinder just waiting to catch fire.

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