It seems with the advent of online information at our fingertips and the great browsers being offered knowledge abounds. It use to be if you wanted information you went to school, the library or Encyclopedia. Those of us who have lived long enough have wondered JUST HOW is our history being rewritten. Are there even history books used for grade and high school any longer? And if so written by who and with what personal spin. More than that have any of these writers even been around long enough to know the truth and what are they using as reference to write?
On the internet scene springs Wikipedia. For those of you not familiar it is a collective of subject matter. ANYONE can become a member and write about anyone or anything. So how accurate and reliable is the information? Not very. Who gets to post what? I wanted to add information to Wiki so I signed up as a member. What I wrote apparently was not acceptable even though it was my own information and was in the format they requested.
Of late Wiki is deleting ANY information entered about the true history of Barack Obama. Apparently the powers that be at Wiki are not really interested in the whole truth nothing but the truth.
You can get more information about the Obama matter HERE
I have known for a while there were problems with Wiki and it was reinforced the other day when I bumped into a young radical who pointed the forum toward Wiki to support his “libertarian socialist” agenda. During this debate between the 2 of us it was clear these young students are being indoctrinated by the hard left liberals promoting anarchy.
It is fortunate that most “young whites” really do not have the true stomach to pick up a weapon and fight for much of anything. They prefer to leap on a soapbox and snivel and whine about the unjust circumstances of the world. Unjust circumstance that is CAUSED BY CAPITALISM according to those who lead them astray.
I had not heard the names Chomsky or Bookchin in a very long time so I ran a youtube search and found a debate between Buckley an Chomsky. It does give you an idea of why the young might be drawn to Utopia. It also gives a mature mind the reasons why Utopia simply does not work. Apparently the logic of “If you stand for nothing the result is NOTHING” does not compute for the young and those who wish to control them. Unfortunately the result of hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of education results in a large percent of R2D2s floating around campuses.
Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 1 of 2
Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 2 of 2
Radio and now television personality Glen Beck has recently grown fond of ridiculing economist who in recent years have made some really dumb predictions. The type of economist Beck likes to lampoon generally comes from government such as the Securities and Exchange Commission or private corporations or associations like the housing industry. Beck quotes one of the bought and paid for economist from say 2005 predicting the housing boom will last forever then smears all economist as dumb worthless boneheads. Well I guess it’s my time to come to the defense of economist so here goes.
Economists are like any business degree. Economics is one of a group of business degrees that include accounting, finance, marketing and so forth. Economist want the nice cushy job with the fat spending account just like anyone. So when Mr. Pump up housing prices association man offers young bright economist from proper university a sweet job Mr. Young Economist will search and search his massive educational and mathematical knowledge to give the boss what the boss wants. No surprise there. But if economists are trained in the “truth” then how do they get so far away from it?
The first little dirty secret is justifying economic distortions and sometimes outright robbery with the Pareto efficiency, or Pareto optimality. This little concept is an important concept used by millions of economist to justify social engineering. It is used in economics with broad applications in game theory, engineering and the social sciences.
Given a set of alternative allocations of, say, goods or income for a set of individuals, a change from one allocation to another that can make at least one individual better off without making any other individual worse off is called a Pareto improvement. And there you have it. The magical gateway drug economist the world over to justify some special treatment for their industry or political point of view. Similar to congressmen and women justifying their special pork projects as beneficial and hey it’s only a few million here and there. Of course the problem is a few million here and there, a few million special programs here and there, then a few tax breaks here and there and pretty soon add up into a huge headache and is anything but a Pareto improvement. More like a Pareto pain in the ass and drag on the wallet.
This concept is captured quite accurately in the movie Office Space where the disgruntled workers Peter Gibbons, Michael Bolton, Joanna and Samir devise a scheme to only take fractions of pennies from corporate accounts on the assumption that no one will notice and no one will get hurt while they get rich. Here is some commentary from the hilarious movie:
Peter Gibbons explaining the corporate account skimming as equivalent to: “Um, the 7-Eleven, right? You take a penny from the tray.”
Joanna: From the crippled children?
Peter Gibbons: No, that’s the jar. I’m talking about the tray, the pennies for everybody.
Eventually the scam ends up into an enormous very obvious corporate swindle forcing the mastermind Peter Gibbons to admit “You know, corporate accounting is sure as hell gonna notice $305,326.13, Michael!”
The Pareto effect put to use in the movie Office Space with hilarious consequences. Unfortunately in the real world we all pay for these little improvements in the form of higher taxes, higher consumer prices, and distorting income tax corporate and personal laws that do not allocate resources efficiently. In other words Mr. Beck its hogwash designed to sooth the minds of economist justifying the very types of abuses they were taught not to inflict on other humans.
What do economists know? The best tax is a simple flat or fair tax. Corporate taxes are nothing more than a tax on people, investment or dividends. Corporate taxes are a complete waste of time and resources if for no other reason than people end up paying the tax in one form or another. Capital gains taxes are a waste of time and money. Do we really want to tax capital formation? Pretty illogical when you think about it. I personally want my employer to raise and invest capital. It means higher productivity and higher wages.
So if I were advising Obama and I wanted energy cap and trade, socialized medicine, social security, Medicaid, Medicare, welfare and all the rest of the goodies? I would tell him is unrealistic but if he was hell bent on pursuing the madness the cut corporate and capital gains taxes to zero, raise personal taxes for those making over $1 million to 50% and cut tariffs to zero. Simplify the tax code to a progressive flat tax and eliminate payroll taxes. This flies in the face of his communist upbringing and education. Clearly it would strengthen segments of private industry. So Obama would reject it.
So what does Obama really want Mr. Beck? The bail outs are designed to reward friends and inflate the currency making huge segments of the population dependent on the federal government. Inflation wipes out seniors and the middle class first then works it was up. The idea is to have just a very few very wealthy capitalist at the top that will cow tow to the whims of the federal government much the same as in fascist Germany from 1933 to 1945. Same old same old to an economist.
Obama is a communist by upbringing and education. He clearly believed in Marxism and all its tenets. If he had the power he would implement communism overnight. His problem is the capitalist are to strong in America. Everyday the Dow Jones drops is another day people become agitated with his brainless economic policies. He is rapidly running out of good will. 10% unemployment is just around the corner and as more people lose their jobs pride in the messiah will turn to anger and contempt. People cursed Jesus and they will curse Obama. The magic carpet ride will soon crash.
Obama knows it. His communist brain boy David Axelrod knows it. And the deals with the capitalist pigs like GE will be made. And the legacy of the communist Obama someday will be as a fascist. Just like Hitler and Mercedes Benz. How ironic that for all these years Democrats have been accusing Republicans of being fascist and our first true fascist government will have been consummated by none other than an affirmative action half Negro communist. How appropriate.
So Mr. Beck we economist do know economics. We know more than you do what is going on and how it is being accomplished. Some of us are communist like former Nobel Prize winners Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich and Tjalling C. Koopmans. Some are fascist like Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman of the New York Times and some are libertarians like Milton Freidman.
What truly astonishes most of us is the utter ignorance the American public has of even the most basic concepts of what is in their best interest. We see year after year, decade after decade politicians exploit people ignorance on a wide rage of issues like school choice, social security, Medicaid and Medicare, welfare, work rules. Some of us year after year try to inform people of why and how this or that works for or against them and year after year we are ignored or worse made pariahs in the business community. I mean what farmers organization is going to hire an economist who argues against farm subsidies? And there you have it. We try to inform people but are shut out by politicians and the media who don’t want to listen. And we need to feed our families. So we compromise and do what we have to do.
I would ask you Mr. Beck to invite Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute Dan Mitchell to your show as often as you can to explain economics. Mr. Mitchell is a wonderful man who is very honest in his economic analysis. And if you pressed him really hard I bet he would give you some very accurate predictions of what will happen in the future to our country if Obama’s economic policies are implemented.
So Mr. Beck lighten up on the economist. We are just guys and gals like you trying to make a living fighting the ignorance and dogma of the day just like you. Show us some love once in awhile dude.
We all saw the lavish inauguration to the tune of about 170 million dollars. That seemed to be fine with all of the liberals who bellyached for months over the pittance in comparison for the Bush bash.
Apparently the beat goes on.
Only now the government is on the verge of bankruptcy.
People are losing jobs in record numbers.
The stock market tanks daily.
Home foreclosures are skyrocketing faster than record keepers can track.
At the Whitehouse they certainly do not want to miss a party opportunity … is that something like we do not want to waste a good crisis? All of this on the back of the taxpayer under the guise of governmental business? Still Obama takes every opportunity to leap on his soapbox and castigate others for wasteful spending.
No wonder Obama is looking a little haggard.
Apparently it is not only the business of the day but the party, party of the nights as well.
White House nightlife under investigation
‘This party atmosphere sends the wrong message’
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
An organization that serves as a watchdog on the U.S. government for American taxpayers has launched a campaign to uncover exactly how much tax money is being spent on parties at the Obama White House.
The president has shown a penchant for lavish galas, such as the huge assembly orchestrated in Denver when he accepted his party’s nomination for president – an outdoor gathering for some 75,000 featuring a stage with Greek columns. He also held a multimillion-dollar victory celebration in Chicago, and his fancy inauguration cost an estimated $170 million, according to ABC News.
Now, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, told WND today he’s seeking information about the partying in the White House since the Obamas moved in.
“Barack and Michelle Obama have been throwing taxpayer funded parties nearly every night with their ‘friends’ and supporters, with Michelle Obama even exhorting them not to ‘break’ White House property,” Klayman’s announcement said.
“This party atmosphere sends the wrong message to the American people. As the Obama-Clinton crowd party on, the American people are suffering greatly,” Klayman said.
“It was right to criticize corporate execs for using taxpayer bailout money on bonuses and corporate junkets. In the face of this criticism, it is an outrage for Barack and Michelle Obama to party on, as Rome burns. It’s like throwing a party at a funeral,” he said.
the rest of the story …
Has the Reigning Ruler lost his reins or better yet his mind?
You can tell the Washington powers that be are on the verge of havoc. When the latest tactic is to try and throw a monkey wrench into the middle of a growing conservative interest (Rush Limbaugh) in order to distract from the failing business at hand (the ECONOMY) it is a sure sign there is trouble in the magic kingdom.
How can this be … they scream, cuss and whine?
There are those in the public more than willing to foist the total blame on Reid and Pelosi but the truth is our brand new esteemed leader could have put a real stop to all of this early on. He CHOSE NOT!
Barack Obama has made a real place in history which is … he is the WORST PRESIDENT … in our written history to take office yet. He can boast like no other that so far EVERY TIME he takes to the media podium the stock market takes a further dive like a stone plunged into a deep dark well. If he continues to speak (eloquent as he might be) we will no doubt see the market struggling at 3300 shortly.
NOOOOOOOOO! You all yell?
What exactly do you expect?
Certainly I am not the sharpest pencil around but common sense tells me one thing. Any sane person is not willing to plunk their dwindling life savings into a market fraught with business that is turning out to be corrupt to the core along with the politicians on the take to cover it all up.
Who so far benefits from all of this bailout?
You, me … anyone you know that is middle class?
Are we fools to think someday SOMEONE is going to come through on a hollow promise?
A promise anyone with more than 2 brain cells moving in tandem would know was a blatant lie out of the chute.
I have noticed of late the arrogant narcissistic spring seems to have left the man who commands the Whitehouse today. Do you suppose it is beginning to dawn on him how quickly the tide can turn. It makes me laugh out loud to watch those who were screaming and yelling at GW Bush every nano second are now on the receiving end.
I find it more than ironic to reflect on those who said Sarah Palin had no creds to help run a Whitehouse. HO HO HO … well clearly neither did Barack Obama. In fact I would be willing to bet the deed on my PAID FOR house she WOULD NEVER have done this bad. Unfortunate she was not running against Obama head to head we just might have seen a far different outcome to all of this.
Confidence in our leaders is shot and the market shows it so fasten your seat belts people because it will be a long time for new business to crop up that makes investors confident enough to place their hard earned money into unknown hands. In the mean time … what does one do? BUY GOLD and SILVER comes to mind. If not that make sure you have an adequate pantry just in case.
Then this week we see the infamous Ward Churchill is visiting Colorado University on a speaking engagement.
I must admit I know little about him other than what I have heard on the MSM. I decided since the MSM has gone to pot in the last few months and shown themselves to be less than credible and more along the lines of lying through their teeth or to be kind ignorant of real fact. I wanted to see for myself what was up with the philosophical bent of this man.
Do keep in mind I am a 100% advocate of free speech.
No matter what this man has as a belief system I stand behind his right to leap on a soap box and spout it until the cows come home.
You too now have an opportunity to listen and make up your own mind.
Keep in mind we find ourselves in this situation today because we were swayed by someone else’s opinion. Were we simply to lazy to research for ourselves?
Pay attention to the question from the interviewer to Russell Means (AIM member and Lawyer) and his answer to her about Ward Churchill’s questioned claims of being American Indian.
Over the years I have found it astounding how quickly claimed tribe members have been culled from tribes when the divvy of Casino money becomes involved.
Apparently who is a member and who is not IS NOT determined by blood but more like the US Government’s tactic of who you like and for whatever reason.
I know how so many people rant and rave about Ann Coulter and how abrasive she can be. All of that is true. But personally I love her. She is bright, witty, but most of all NEVER succumbs to the crap foisted her way.
I have long thought the Republicans who sat idle while the Democrats threw mud on EVERYONE for the slightest thing were cowards. It’s kind of like the bully beating up the little guy and everyone doing nothing. COWARDLY and STUPID are the words that pop into my mind.
Onto the scene walks Ann Coulter picks up the gauntlet and starts firing back. OH MY the snivels, whines, shrieks and wails that arise in the wake of her presence.
Her latest column on Keith Olbermanm caused me to roll on the floor laughing. I do not watch his network … the few times I caught him only a nano second passed when I realized he flat lies. One significant time he was telling his audience what someone had said while the words of that person were posted on a split screen. Since neither his words or meaning matched that of the person who said them … it was clear Olberman figured the mass failed reading 101 or maybe he simply thought no one but the hearing impaired read the screen at all.
I came away with two thoughts.
DOES HE CARE HE JUST EXPOSED HIMSELF AS A BLATANT LIAR?
HOW STUPID IS THIS GUY?
After reading the Coulter piece yesterday … apparently more stupid that he hopes the public will ever know.
I could not resist posting it here for all of you to enjoy also.
Posted: March 04, 2009
3:02 pm Eastern
Fortunately, we have Keith Olbermann to point out that Rush Limbaugh did not accurately quote the Preamble to the Constitution in his CPAC speech last weekend. I’m not sure what scam Olbermann imagined Rush was trying to put over on the American people by saying conservatives believed in the “Preamble to the Constitution” and then quoting words from the Declaration of Independence – but Olbermann put an end to that cruel deception!
These small-time opportunities to show off by correcting someone else’s teeny-tiny mistakes are the lifeblood of Olbermann’s MSNBC show, “Countdown.” Olbermann is no more capable of not correcting Rep. Charlie Rangel when he said “inferred,” but meant “implied,” than an obsessive compulsive could pass a sink without washing his hands.
There is utterly no purpose to these lame “gotchas,” except that Olbermann is so desperately insecure that he is willing to waste valuable airtime to convince other status-conscious idiots that he is, like, scary-smart.
Olbermann relentlessly attacked low-level Bush administration employee Monica Goodling for not going to a name-dropping college, saying – approximately 1 million times – that she got her law degree “by sending 100 box tops to Religious Lunatic University.”
I would venture to say that the students at Goodling’s law school at Regent University are far more impressive than those at the Cornell agriculture school – the land-grant, non-Ivy League school Keith attended.
I wouldn’t mention it, except that Olbermann savages anyone who didn’t go to an impressive college. As it happens, he didn’t go to an impressive college, either.
If you’ve ever watched any three nights of his show, you know that Olbermann went to Cornell. But he always forgets to mention that he went to the school that offers classes in milking and bovine management.
Indeed, Keith is constantly lying about his nonexistent “Ivy League” education, boasting to Playboy magazine, for example: “My Ivy League education taught me how to cut corners, skim books and take an idea and write 15 pages on it, and also how to work all day at the Cornell radio station and never actually go to class.”
Except Keith didn’t go to the Ivy League Cornell; he went to the Old MacDonald Cornell.
The real Cornell, the School of Arts and Sciences (average SAT: 1,325; acceptance rate: 1 in 6 applicants), is the only Ivy League school at Cornell and the only one that grants a bachelor of arts degree.
Keith went to an affiliated state college at Cornell, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (average SAT: about that of pulling guards at the University of South Carolina; acceptance rate: 1 of every 1.01 applicants).
Olbermann’s incessant lying about having an “Ivy League education” when he went to the non-Ivy League ag school at Cornell would be like a graduate of the Yale locksmithing school boasting about being a “Yale man.”
Among the graduates of the Ivy League Cornell are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas Pynchon, Paul Wolfowitz, E.B. White, Sanford I. Weill, Floyd Abrams, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Ginsburg, Janet Reno, Henry Heimlich and Harold Bloom.
Graduates of the ag school include David LeNeveu of the Anaheim Ducks, Mitch Carefoot of the Phoenix RoadRunners, Darren Eliot, former professional hockey player and Joe Nieuwendyk, multiple Stanley Cup winner.
One begins to understand why Harvard students threw a chicken on the ice during Cornell’s famous rout of Harvard at a 1973 hockey game.
If you actually want to pursue a career related to agriculture, there is no better school than the Cornell ag school. I have nothing but admiration for the farmers and aspiring veterinarians at the ag school. They didn’t go there just to have “Cornell” on their resumes.
In addition to the farmers, there are some smart kids who go to the ag school – as there are at all state universities. But most people who majored in “communications” at an ag school don’t act like Marshall Scholars or go around mocking graduates of Regent University Law School.
The sort of insecurity that would force you to always say “trebled” instead of “tripled” could only come from a communications major with massive status anxiety, like Keith. Without even looking it up, I am confident that Harvard, Yale and Princeton do not offer degrees in “communications.” I know there is no “communications” major at the Ivy League Cornell.
“Communications” is a major, along with “recreation science,” most commonly associated with linemen at USC. But at least the linemen can throw a football, which Keith cannot because his mother decided he was not physically robust enough to play outdoors as a child.
It may seem cruel to reveal the true college of someone who already wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried that he’s a fraud. But I believe that by pointing out that Olbermann actually is a fraud, I am liberating him.
You may not realize it now, Keith, but you will look back on this day and say, “That was the best thing that ever happened to me!”
Finally, you can stop pretending that you went to the hard-to-get-into Cornell.
Now you won’t have to quickly change the subject whenever people idly remark that they didn’t know it was possible to major in “communications” at an Ivy League school.
No longer will you have to aggressively bring up Cornell when it has nothing to do with the conversation.
Relax, Keith. Now you can let people like you for you.