Globalization cannot come about as long as the United States remains an economically and militarily strong sovereign nation-state. This alone explains and sustains the agenda of America's collectivists of all stripes.
NPR on systemic unemployment and guaranteed national income (GNI). Even the National Progressive Radio has now come out with the revelation that technology is killing many more jobs than it is replacing, underlining the great ‘head in the sand’ stance of our country’s politicians of all stripes who feed constituencies their pabulum of government retraining programs and trade-wars as repatriating jobs. Of course GNI has not been a distant concept for the Left, but openly starting to propose it as public policy is something new and needed to launch the national debate. (more here and here)
Corporatism confirmed. The CEOs of the top 100 US corporations have decided not to support Donald Trump’s candidacy. The fear that he will upset the cozy applecart between their enterprises and the government bureaucracies that help them push back competitors. Fifteen of them are even betting cash money on HRC continuing the corrupt same ol’ same ol’ policies.
Why did FBI have to grant immunity to a bunch of Hillary’s staffers, lawyers, and consultants in order to get them to testify about her various scandals? That question goes double for the email debacle which Team Clinton maintains to this day involved nothing illegal on their part. If that is the professional opinion of her lawyers, why did Comey have to bribe them with immunity to obtain their testimony of non-criminal proceedings? This much-declared dead skunk won’t stay buried and continues to reek.
Trump borrowed money from his dad is the latest shriek from the lamestream. All businesses use debt capital for operations and growth whenever possible, instead of selling stock to dilute existing owners. And borrowing from knowledgeable family members, those who are intimately familiar with the risk involved, give favorable rates, and provide other industry-related value added services, is the absolute smartest thing to do – a win-win for all involved. If Trump had gone to commercial lenders for that debt capital, then it would raise eyebrows of those who know anything about business. But for the double dummies about finance, this is news is red meat and proves Trump’s business incompetence, or even corruption for the triple dummies.
[update] Mr Bill Tozer, longtime RR reader, commentator, and raconteur, posted a link that illustrated the following priceless bit of calcified progressive mindset - You shouldn't criticize Islam or else they will turn into terrorists, and as we all know - terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.
[27sep16 update] The Union tells us that the progressive idiots (redundant?) who populate the Nevada City city council are passing an ordnance that prohibits CCW holders from carrying in city parks. The nut jobs and terrorists who plan to shoot up such places celebrate the utter ignorance of our 'gun violence' fighting liberals as they add another public gathering venue to the list prohibiting the presence of legal guns that might oppose any murderous spree they are planning. Such light thinkers are beyond remediation; they have no clue what actions of theirs invite the presence of criminals and guarantee that only they will be armed.
[28sep16 update] To illustrate the complexities of police shootings of blacks, we now add this incident in El Cajon where police shot a disturbed black man who suddenly pulled a vaping device from his pocket and assumed a shooting stance while pointing it at the officers. Here is CNN's report that includes a video frame of the shooting. (H/T to reader)
[29sep16 update] The cold season will soon be upon us, and those lucky enough to still have a wood burning fireplace will enjoy cozy evenings in their living rooms, dens, and bed rooms. This year firewood is especially plentiful due to the massive bark beetle infestation of our forests. I have updated the piece (here) I wrote in 2012 on the building, care, and feeding of wood fires. The new edition introduces readers to the Yule Log Angle and Keeper Chain - two pieces of easy to make equipment that enable you to build 'overloaded' fires that are long-lasting, safe, and require minimum maintenance.