UN Meets to Solve Climate Change. Again.

Written by Gary North on September 22, 2014

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We read this on the United Nations Organization’s website. Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available […]

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Texas So-Called Militia Members Are Confused About the Border

Written by Gary North on September 22, 2014

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This caught my attention. Several independent ‘milita’ groups, concerned over what they see as a porous southern border and unchecked illegal immigration, plan to block traffic on Saturday at several international ports of entry in the Rio Grande Valley, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports. Militias have been flocking to the border since July in what the […]

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Ebola Cannot Be Stopped by the Keystone Cops

Posted on September 20, 2014

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A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to bring the deadly virus rapidly under control, aid agencies have warned. “The missing link is staff,” Athalia Christie, deputy for global health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has […]

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How to Spot a FED Rate Hike . . . and Therefore the Next Recession

Posted on September 20, 2014

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This article makes sense, but only if (1) the FED has a strategy for raising rates, and (2) this strategy will work. Don’t assume either one. Market observers are parsing every comment from the Federal Reserve (Fed)’s most recent statement and Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s accompanying press conference, trying to determine where the Fed’s words […]

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Secession: No Longer a Nutty Idea

Posted on September 20, 2014

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The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported […]

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Scotland Will Stay In: The Betting Sites Were Right

Written by Gary North on September 19, 2014

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Once again, the betting sites had it right. The public opinion polls had it wrong. The polls predicted a dead heat: too close to call. But it was easy to call, and the betting sites called it. The “no” votes smashed the “yes” votes, 56% to 44%. It was not even close. The betting sites […]

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Ann Coulter Calls Libertarians “Idiots.”

Written by Gary North on September 18, 2014

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The lady never learns. “I am a Republican stalwart!” The biggest current danger for Republicans is that idiots will vote for Libertarian candidates in do-or-die Senate elections, including Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Colorado. (That’s in addition to the “Independent” in Kansas who’s a Democrat.) Democratic candidates don’t have to put up with this crap […]

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IRS Thumbs Its Nose at Congress, Which Is Impotent

Written by Gary North on September 18, 2014

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Congress is impotent. The IRS is revealing this as never before. It is saying, loud and clear, that Congress cannot do anything to Lois Lerner or any other IRS employee. Sorry; no emails. They went bye-bye into cyberspace. There are no digits. There is no smoking gun. But what about the NSA? Doesn’t the NSA […]

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