Ayn Rand’s Capitalist Paradise Is Now a Greedy Land-Grabbing Shitstorm

Ayn Rand’s Capitalist Paradise Is Now a Greedy Land-Grabbing Shitstorm

Plenty of Rand-y acolytes have dreamed of fleeing Obama’s (and Clinton’s and Carter’s and Johnson’s and Kennedy’s) America and entering the warm, dopamine confines of their own Galt’s Gulch. Last year, one group appeared to have succeeded with a settlement in Chile—”a fully self-sustaining community” that would enable individualistic immigrants (with sufficient funds) to fully renounce “the…

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Eric Cantor, Giant Douchebag, joins Wall Street investment firm he was supposed to Regulate

Eric Cantor, Giant Douchebag, joins Wall Street investment firm he was supposed to Regulate

Cantor, a lawyer, does not have a Wall Street background, though he was considered a friend of Wall Street in Congress. According to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, individuals and committees associated with the securities and investment business were the leading donors among industries to Cantor’s reelection bid, giving a combined total of about $1.4 million during the…

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File This Under “Good Public Policy : Duuuhh”

File This Under “Good Public Policy : Duuuhh”

recent study confirms what medical marijuana advocates have long tried to argue: the cannabis plant can serve as a less addictive alternative to prescription painkillers.

The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, found that the states that enacted medical marijuana laws between 1999 and 2010 — more than a dozen at the time — reported 1,700 fewer prescription painkiller overdose…

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Intolerance of Bigotry in the name of Tolerance is not Hypocrisy, it is Progress

Intolerance of Bigotry in the name of Tolerance is not Hypocrisy, it is Progress

Perhaps seeking to blunt that criticism, Rubio acknowledged the United States has a history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. He added that his opponents pose what he called legitimate policy questions and urged a respectful discussion going forward: “Tolerance is also a two-way street.”

But he said he could not support such marriages despite a quick-moving shift in public opinion on…

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In Seattle, One Cop Wrote 80% of Pot Tickets

In Seattle, One Cop Wrote 80% of Pot Tickets

In Seattle, One Cop Wrote 80% of Pot Tickets.

And there ya go.  This is a new century.  This kind of folks can retire and then turn on Fox and get angrier and angrier until they cancel the cable and then slowly return to normal.

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Russia Keeps the Crap, Ignores the Good

Russia Keeps the Crap, Ignores the Good

Funny news story combo today….


Moscow (AFP) – Fugitive US intelligence operative Edward Snowden has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, his lawyer said on Thursday, in the latest blow to Moscow’s deeply strained relations with Washington.
— [story]

…..and…..


MOSCOW — Russia announced on Thursday that it was banning the import of a wide range of food and agricultural products…

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European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet

European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet

After 10 years and a journey of four billion miles, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination on Wednesday for the first extended, close examination of a comet.

A six-minute thruster firing at 5 a.m. Eastern time, the last in a series of 10 over the past few months, slowed Rosetta to the pace of a person walking, about two miles per hour relative to the speed of…

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What’s More Likely to Be Bullshit

What’s More Likely to Be Bullshit

I’m glad this is a thing…http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiratard

BTW, I noticed a great one the other day….

You know how kooky some people are who think the U.S. faked the moon landing? It would take nearly 1,000 people, scientists, politicians, lawyers, astronauts, etc, all in on it, faking the data, and telling the same “lie” for generations.

But the thing is…in order to think that global warming…

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A Tale of Two Tax Cuts (it’s actually the same cuts, just two different realities)

A Tale of Two Tax Cuts (it’s actually the same cuts, just two different realities)

The subject here is Kansas headlong dive into supply-side economics.   For a quick refresher, here’s how these same economic ideas failed the nation, when it was used for the same experiment (see also here).

So…where are we now….

There was a windstorm of hasty excuses in recent weeks after Kansas reported that it took in $338 million less than expectedin the 2014 fiscal year and would have to…

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