Saturday Shorts 10-29-11

Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

Building a Better Ohio ~ Critical election for Ohio on Nov. 8th. Unions are battling the taxpayers on Issue 2; they’re opposed to common sense reforms for schools. Pass the link on to your Ohio friends and family.
Shadow Government Statistics ~ The government manipulates facts and figures to serve their own agenda? Who knew?
Guide for the Perplexed ~ Having trouble keeping up with the msm’s ever-changing terminology when it comes to the Middle East situation? Front Page Magazine helps clear up the confusion. For example;

Arab Spring: Replacement of one dictatorship with another, with the help of Western money and media cheerleading.
Jihad: The inner spiritual struggle for self-purification or the bloody military struggle for world domination depending on to which journalist and in what language one is speaking.
Judeo-Christian Values: The credo of that civilization which has lost all its values, except for that racism is bad, and diversity is good.

Wind farms shut because it’s too windy (Scotland) and last month too: UK’s grid ‘can’t cope’ ~ Government inefficiency at its finest; not only is wind power erratic – the taxpayers get to subsidize the industry when it’s offline.
Profits Are for People ~ Econ 101 for the OWS crowd from the great Walter Williams:

They want us to think they’re in it for the good of society and not for those “evil” profits. If we gave it just a little thought and asked what kind of organization throughout mankind’s history has accounted for his greatest grief, the answer wouldn’t be a free market, private, profit-making enterprise; it would be government, the largest nonprofit organization.
The Occupy Wall Street protesters are following the path predicted by the great philosopher-economist Frederic Bastiat, who said in “The Law” that “instead of rooting out the injustices found in society, they make these injustices general.” In other words, the protesters don’t want to end crony capitalism, with its handouts and government favoritism; they want to participate in it.

Richmond Tea Party Sues City: Charge Occupy Protesters Or Refund $10,000 For Rallies at Plaza ~ Plain and simple; Tea Partiers obey the rule of law, OWS don’t. Reveals a lot about the Left’s integrity.

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