High taxes raise poverty rates. A look at Rhode Island, by Anchor Rising. Indeed. You either drive productive people away, or you tax people into poverty - so the govt can rescue them! My opinion: Help and encourage everyone to build wealth, and let them keep it and pass it down. That is the way to build a free people. Government dependency is not freedom - it is plantation life.
A primary school in Amsterdam will no longer discuss farms. Guess why?
Al Gore said this (from Michelle):
"Art, music, film, dance, poetry — all the arts — have long been our greatest tools to explore the regions of imagination that defy our efforts to think rationally about subjects that our emotions tell us are too painful to contemplate."
-- Al Gore at the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night
Huh? Does he mean that we can dance our way our of our Warmening denial?
Department of Irony: MIT Dean of Admissions resigns after being caught faking her resume.
The carbon offset scandal. Ace
Bruce Kesler has atty Bob Bauer asking why news corporations should have broader free speech rights than any other corporation. Quote:
[I]t is not clear why media companies’ "news function," which in the end is still a corporate money-making function, affords them broader free speech rights than other corporations—even nonprofit corporations….
A traditional answer has always been that corporations in the business of news stay out of politics. This is plain nonsense, as conservatives point out in their case against NPR and the BBC, and as liberals now loudly charge against Fox….This much might be said for overtly political organizations: the audience is clear about what is being offered to them.
When you try to limit political speech, you open many cans of many worms.
Charming photo confiscated from Stumbling and Mumbling for the greater good.