Speaking up against our would be soviet overlords.
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August 15, 2009 by taltamir
August 15, 2009 by taltamir
The CEO of whole foods mart recently came out against Obamacare...

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8322658&page=1

Interestingly enough, the biggest supporters are the pharma companies and wallmart:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124640564559176649.html
August 6, 2009 by taltamir
Our government currently beleives that some companies are too big to allow to fail. That if they fail they will bring down the entire economy with them, or at the very least bring down their poll numbers due to unemployment temporarily going up by a point.

But what does it mean for a mega company to fail?

Take a look at the auto industry, we have a variety of newcommers, something unheard of in markets controlled by incumbants.

Companies like tesla motors are coming and providing niche ...
August 5, 2009 by taltamir
The white house put out a statement claiming that the health-care "reform" is a wonderful thing, and that people are spreading lies about it to undermine it... they ask the people to report all dissidents to the whitehouse by forwarding emails that they receive containing such "lies" (read: truth)http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/As "facts" they present the infomercials the president has done, and if you receive a "fishy email" forward it to the government. Just ...
July 24, 2009 by taltamir
In a fit of irony, amazon has remotely deleted all copies of the books "animal farm" and "1984" by george orwell from its customer's kindle devices. They refunded the customers, and said it was mistakingly put up for sale (it is public domain in most countries, but not in the USA where copyright lasts for nearly forever). Interesting that they included the functionality for the device to delete unauthorized texts without the user's knowledge or consent.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news...
July 22, 2009 by taltamir
In a speech obama explained what the problem with our insurance is... crushing corporate bureaucracy. I actually agree with this statement. Although most of that bureaucracy is there to deal with bad regulations and laws, and there are non bureaucracy related laws that also hurt.

I am amazed however, that he actually suggests that switching from corporate bureaucracy to government bureaucracy would be an improvement. I have yet to ever see a case where government bureaucracy was better than c...
July 18, 2009 by taltamir
The new health care bill passed in the house. Things to know:

1. on page 16 it outlaws private healthcare and REQUIRES by law that everyone be part of socialized healthcare.2. It establishes a national health history database (to "cut costs") where the government now has complete and total monopoly over your health records, remember this is not optional.3. It establishes strict limits on yearly expenses per person, even if the person COULD afford better insurance.4. It excludes congressmen, w...
July 8, 2009 by taltamir
Today in college (organic chemistry 2 lab) a girl asked me about my country of origin. We got talking and i mentioned i lived in canada from age 1-4... this spurred her to comment that canada was great, much better than here; because their government pays for all healthcare.

I pointed out the varied problems with that, and finished with quoting what obama was saying about "making a decision about end of life care" and how it affects the elderly.

Her response? "well those people are no long...
July 1, 2009 by taltamir
lets quote wikipedia here:

Foreshadowing is a technique used by authors to provide clues for the reader to be able to predict what might occur later in the story. In other words, it is a literary device in which an author drops hints about the plot and what may come in the near future or, in other words, the plot developments to come later in the story.

on the 29th, the president of Honduras was striped of his position by his own party, congress, the courts, and the military, after trying ...
July 1, 2009 by taltamir
Another day, another crime, another coverup by our soviet overlords.
Today the UK government (specifically gordon brown) have come up with a statement that it did not consult the obama administration BEFORE banning michael savage from entering the UK; however it DID discuss the issue with the US government afterwards.

 

A little background.
The ban list for that year includes only 16 individuals. They include a hamas "lawmaker" (who spent years in israeli prison after he shot t...