Archive | North America RSS feed for this archive

The Slow Death of Obamacare.

Obamacare is like day-old egg salad in the garbage. The stink seems to increase exponentially. It looks more crusty and gross with each passing hour.  The program is running out of money. Insurers are bailing. Those that remain are hiking rates. Voters are beginning to figure just how badly the program has screwed them, especially […]

Continue Reading →

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful.

It has been nearly 7 years since the Great Recession of 2008. Some people have recovered, but many have not. When I say “recovered”, I mean recovered the lifestyle they had pre-2008. Whether willingly or unwillingly, there are many people who have downgraded their lifestyle. How do I know this? Examine the below chart – […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Obama and NAFTA: Betraying The Left Wing.

In the Washington Post, we read: President Obama is preparing a major push on a vast free-trade zone that seeks to enlist Republicans as partners and test his premise that Washington can still find common ground on major initiatives. It also will test his willingness to buck his own party in pursuit of a legacy-burnishing […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Widening Gap Between Rich and Super-Rich: What Does it Mean?

In the New York Times, we read: Philip Rushton has been selling private jets to the global rich for more than three decades. In just about every economic cycle, sales of small jets and big jets tended to move together — rising and falling with financial markets and fortunes of the wealthy. Now, however, the […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Net Neutrality: A Bad Idea.

On WhiteHouse.gov, we read: More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Obama, Immigration, and the Republican Sweep.

It seems clear, at least to me, that Obama is staking his legacy onto immigration reform. I think his major goal is to get immigration reform pushed through before he leaves office. I suspect he knows that Obamacare will always be a dismal failure; and that’s really more of Nancy Pelosi’s legacy, anyway. Beyond Obamacare, […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Water Could be Bad For You… Study Suggests?

Written by AJ Burlingham, as originally appearing on Brain of Burlingham: Last week it was found by a team of researchers at John Hopkins University that water, the cornerstone for life as we know it and number five choice of hydration around the world, (behind soda, tea, beer, and coffee) could now cause health issues. […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

First US Ebola Patient Dies – Thoughts and Analysis.

On Fox News, we read: The Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola last month just days after arriving in Texas has died after nearly two weeks in a Dallas hospital’s isolation room, officials confirmed. Thomas Eric Duncan, believed to be 42,  who became the first person diagnosed with the killer virus on American soil during the […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Burger King Dodging Taxes, Facing Boycott?

On Yahoo! News, we read: Small, medium or large? The amount of outrage over Burger King’s deal to buy a Canadian donut chain could possibly determine whether the deal goes through — and helps Burger King dodge millions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Burger King’s (BKW) plan to buy the Tim Hortons (THI) chain —now […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Thomas Sowell: Ferguson and the Lynch Mob Mentality.

  Written by Thomas Sowell, as posted on Mercury News: Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.   We all know what has happened since then — and it […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →