Boston Snowstorm vs Global Warming

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The weatherman is telling me that a blizzard is coming to my house, about 25 miles north of Boston. He’s forecasting 2-3 feet of “thunder” snow and winds approaching hurricane force.

Weather forecasts have improved greatly since I was a kid (ancient history), so I have to expect a winter storm. We’ll see just how bad it turns out to be.

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Will the West Defend Itself?

Re-Blogged From http://www.CapitalismMagazine.com

walter-williams-142x200   By Walter Williams

Leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. They praise Europe’s massive welfare state, socialized medicine and stifling economic regulation and accept its unwillingness to defend itself against barbarism. I wonder whether America’s leftists and progressives want to import some of Europe’s barbaric extremism associated with its Muslim population.

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Supreme Court Could Alter Obamacare & EPA

Re-Blogged From http://www.CFACT.org – By Larry Bell

Two high court rulings this year may potentially alter the paths of Obamacare and EPA regulatory authority in significant ways.

Early this year, most likely in March, the court will hear arguments on whether or not the Obama Administration has legal authority to grant tax subsidies through health insurance exchanges established by the federal government….

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Rand Paul’s SOU Rebuttal

Senator Rand Paul, a likely 2016 Presidential candidate, has given a rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. It offers a real opposing viewpoint, with specific policy suggestions, rather than the usual platitudes that too often mark opposition party remarks. Whether you support what he says (as I do) or not, you should read (or watch below) what he has to say.  –Bob

Re-Blogged From http://www.Reason.com

The full text of Sen. Rand Paul’s response to the president’s State of the Union address is now available—in advance of him actually giving the speech. Here it is, via Breitbart:

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The Dollar in FOREX Markets

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The paper currencies of all countries fluctuate in exchange rate for several reasons, mostly (but not always) due to government policies.

The exchange rate for the Euro (since 1999 when the Euro was introduced) vs the US Dollar, started around $1.18, dropped to $0.83 in 2001, jumped up to $1.60 in 2008, and now is back just below where it started, today at $1.1275 per Euro.

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The Business Cycle & Government

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

Sometimes, people make stupid choices.

Wait! Let me be more kind. Sometimes, people make choices which don’t work out as well as they had hoped.

You may have a passion for reproductions of historic horse and buggy rigs, and you decide to invest your life savings to open a plant to produce buggy whips. My expectation (I certainly can be mistaken myself) is that your venture won’t meet your profit hopes.

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