Tag: Government

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We didn’t win the (first) Cold War with Communist Russia – by handing them trillions of dollars. Embargoes and Sanctions – Cold War Sanctions: “In 1948, the United States began a campaign of economic sanctions against the Soviet Union that would last more than fifty years…. “For many years, the embargo on the Soviet Union…

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Republicans spent nearly a decade promising to rid us of the incredibly terrible law known as Obamacare. And with very good reason. Obamacare stripped millions of people of their insurance.  For those who survived that mass slaughter – Obamacare doubled the average insurance premium and tripled the average insurance deductible. This after its namesake promised…

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Most unfortunately, governments at every level – federal, state and local – have grown to exceedingly obese size and status. Making them corpulent targets for bribes from monster companies – to ladle government gravy atop the monster companies’ biscuits. Governments are monstrously outsized.  So too, of course, is the cronyism monster companies seek and are…

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Friday delivered us an amazing headline – containing an amazing quote. Tech Billionaire to Joe Rogan: ‘The Left Has Won the Culture Wars. Now They’re Just Driving Around Shooting Survivors’ Who is said Tech Billionaire?  Naval Ravikant: “Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions (which went public as…

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There is yet another amazing revolution about to occur on the World Wide Web.  Here comes the Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless Network – and with it the Internet of Things: “(T)he extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these…

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Big Tech companies – are monsters. Microsoft: Market Cap: $958 billion. Amazon: Market Cap: $853 billion. Apple: Market Cap: $840 billion. Google: Market Cap: $727 billion. The entire United States economy – currently is $19.4 trillion. Those four companies – currently represent $3.4 trillion of value. Or 17.5% of our entire national worth. Yikes. But…

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Judicial activism has been a huge problem for decades.  Judges and Justices ignoring the Constitution and the law – and instead imposing their personal policy preferences.  Pretending they aren’t part of the Judicial Branch – but of the Legislative. The original sin of judicial activism? The Senate has over and over and over again consented…

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We have on numerous occasions visited the topic of DC gridlock.  Because DC gridlock hasn’t gone anywhere – and isn’t going anywhere. The reasons for said gridlock – haven’t changed. The root of all this evil – is gerrymandering: “(T)o divide or arrange (a territorial unit) into election districts in a way that gives one…

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Impeaching judges is serious.  So am I: “Impeachment is the constitutionally specified means by which an official of the executive or judicial branch may be removed from office for misconduct. There has been considerable controversy about what constitutes an impeachable offense…. “Because ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors’ was a term of art used in English impeachments,…