Archive for May, 2004

Corporate Welfare Is Not Productive For Localities

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Chip Taylorgives a summary of Peters and Fisher’s research on the potential benefits of corporate welfare. Chip Taylor points out that business inventices do not clearly create economic growth and bussiness incentives are not clearly fiscally benifical for the localities that use them.

Canada Raises Tarrifs On American Frozen Pizza

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Not only has Canada been preventing American metal bands from going into their country, now Canada is planning on putting tariffs on frozen pizza coming from America. Canada is adding a tariff on American frozen pizza because the price is too low. QUOTE:

Ottawa said on Monday it would slap provisional anti-dumping duties of 39.4 percent on imports of frozen self-rising pizzas made in, or exported from, the United States.

Link via Matthew Edgar

Canada Hates Metal

Friday, May 14th, 2004

Aaron Wherry has a post on how the Canadian government is preventing American metal bands to tour in Canada. I think we need to ammend NAFTA so that will include letting American metal bands across the border. Canada is now a country providing protectionism to the country’s metal rock industry.

Wiggaz.com | Hardcore white kids terrorizing the suburbs

Friday, May 14th, 2004

I may be white and from the suburbs but don’t expect to see a picture of me at Wiggaz.com anytime soon.

Link via Joey Pinkney

Exclamation!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Patrick Belton mentions a theory as to the origin of the exclamation point.

Frat Houses Are Voluntary

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Jonathon David Morris belonged to a frat-house and says the comparisons of Abu Ghraib to frat house antics are just plain wrong.

Torturing The Innocent Does Not Produce Any Relevant Information

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Kevin Drum links to this Red Cross report on prisoner mistreatment in Iraq. Among the portions Kevin Drum excerpts are the statement that

Certain CF military intelligence officers told the ICRC that in their estimate between 70% and 90% of the persons deprived of their liberty in Iraq had been arrested by mistake. They also attributed the brutality of some arrests to the lack of supervision of battle group units.

Interrogating prisoners will not do any good if they are innocent and don’t know anything.

The Only Good Government Is A Divided Government

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Brian Kieffer has a suggestion for John Kerry’s campaign that would appeal to libertarians.

Link via The Agitatior

Boyin’?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

The Gaurdian has a piece on break dancing that gets a lot of things right. Although I have never heard anyone call it “boyin’” before.

Quote

Monday, May 10th, 2004

Quote from Jim Beanan: “But you have to do more than just encourage people to vote, you need to tell them why they are voting and what they are voting for and until people can see that bi-partisanism isn’t working they are going to keep on putting the same schmucks in the office until the country is eventually ruined.”