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Friday, April 16, 2010

Author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel: an open letter to President Obama

Navy Access to Fox News Web Site Blocked and still available.

"When members tried to go to, the following message appeared: "Access to this site has been denied in accordance with Navy policy to safeguard the security posture and/or to maintain the operational integrity of the NMCI.""

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Library of Congress to Archive Every Tweet Ever Tweeted

Tax thoughts

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.  
~George Bernard Shaw
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
~Robert A. Heinlein

I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.

James Madison

The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.

John S. Coleman

Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay.

Milton Friedman

There is no such thing as a good tax.

Winston Churchill

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.
Benjamin Tucker

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.

Will Rogers

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Winston Churchill

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
~Calvin Coolidge

It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac

What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.

Thomas Paine

New York Times poll finds Tea Party members wealthier and better educated than general public

Obama administration hands down rule limiting contract bidding to union shops

It’s official — federal agencies can now require that contractors be unionized to bid on large federal construction projects.

UK Telegraph: 10 reasons why Obama is the most naïve president in US history

Despite some strong competition from Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter, President Obama has spectacularly blown the opposition out of the water, on almost every level, from appeasing America’s enemies abroad to building the foundations of a European-style welfare state at home. The end result is an America that is weaker, more vulnerable to attack, and mired in mountains of debt. No other president in US history has done more to undermine the original vision of America’s Founding Fathers, while replacing it with a reckless and risky agenda that threatens America’s ability to lead the free world.