August 29, 2015

Job growth in WNY has speed, but does it really have credibility?

A July 26 article in the Buffalo News rejoiced, “Job growth in WNY gains speed, credibility.” There… [more]

Job growth in WNY has speed, but does it really have credibility? Job growth in WNY has speed, but does it really have credibility?

A Practical Solution: Run Police Departments Like Fire Departments

Do you lie awake at night in constant fear a fire will break out and nothing will be done to put it out? For… [more]

A Practical Solution: Run Police Departments Like Fire Departments A Practical Solution: Run Police Departments Like Fire Departments

Sandra Bland’s Arrest Wasn’t Racism; It Was Something Even Worse

It's easy to assume racism when watching the video footage of Sandra Bland's arrest. Admittedly,… [more]

Sandra Bland’s Arrest Wasn’t Racism; It Was Something Even Worse Sandra Bland's Arrest Wasn't Racism; It Was Something Even Worse

Trump’s popularity is democracy in action

In the past two Republican primary elections, we had a candidate who consistently defied the Establishment… [more]

Trump’s popularity is democracy in action Trump's popularity is democracy in action

Greek “no” vote on austerity isn’t remotely heroic or “libertarian”

The 21st century global banking system based on fiat currencies and redistribution of wealth through… [more]

Greek “no” vote on austerity isn’t remotely heroic or “libertarian” Greek "no" vote on austerity isn't remotely heroic or "libertarian"

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Job growth in WNY has speed, but does it really have credibility?

A July 26 article in the Buffalo News rejoiced, “Job growth in WNY gains speed, credibility.” There is no doubt about the speed. The credibility may be another story. Writer David Robinson gave due credit to “high-profile projects, from the Medical Campus to Solar City’s 1,500-employee solar panel factory, that are giving a jolt to […]

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A Practical Solution: Run Police Departments Like Fire Departments

Do you lie awake at night in constant fear a fire will break out and nothing will be done to put it out? For the 99% of the population not suffering from pyrophobia or a similar neurosis, the answer to that question is “no,” even though firefighters aren’t patrolling the streets in their big red […]

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Sandra Bland’s Arrest Wasn’t Racism; It Was Something Even Worse

It’s easy to assume racism when watching the video footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest. Admittedly, the first question that entered this writer’s mind when watching it was, “Would a white woman have been treated this way during a routine traffic stop?” I believe the answer is “yes,” if the white woman committed the cardinal sin Sandra Bland committed. It […]

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Trump’s popularity is democracy in action

In the past two Republican primary elections, we had a candidate who consistently defied the Establishment by articulately and intelligently telling the truth, remaining firm in his principles even when it cost him politically, and had a well thought out plan to change the political course of this country. He struggled to get 2 million […]

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Greek “no” vote on austerity isn’t remotely heroic or “libertarian”

The 21st century global banking system based on fiat currencies and redistribution of wealth through inflation is immoral and destructive. That doesn’t mean stiffing your creditors is at all justified, heroic or remotely “libertarian,” as many on my newsfeeds are suggesting. The Greeks who decided to take two month vacations, vote themselves useless government jobs […]

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Dear Queen Elizabeth: Can we come back?

Dear Queen Elizabeth, It’s been 239 years and we’re finally ready to admit we made a mistake. Just as your predecessor warned us, taxes are much higher, the government more oppressive, and liberty more non-existent than they ever were under the British monarchy. We’re willing to bury the hatchet and rejoin the British Empire with […]

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Buffalo doesn’t need another “master plan”

BUFFALO June 22, 2015 A June 19 Buffalo News Opinion piece entitled, “Welcome new master plan aims at making downtown core more people-friendly” said this: “Yes, continued development could happen by accident, but it’s dangerous to leave growth up to chance and likely to produce less desirable results.” Wrong. Leaving growth up to the market is […]

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The War On…

Chapter 10 The War On…   “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”  – attributed to Benjamin Franklin1 People make decisions differently in an emergency.  Whatever might be important to them under normal circumstances, the sole concern in an emergency is safety from the […]

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No one really believes the Federal Reserve or the BLS

Last Friday was anything but good for news on the economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a dismal jobs report that missed expectations by fifty percent. This followed a press conference two weeks ago by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen during which she indicated rate hikes might not come as soon as expected because “room […]

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The New Civil Rights Movement

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The Federal Reserve runs the economy, not Congress or the President

BUFFALO, March 18, 2015 – Janet Yellen told the markets what they wanted to hear today and the indexes rocketed out of negative territory to finish up over 1 %. As usual, speculation abounds on precisely what was in the minds of investors. Journalists tend to overstate the causal importance of breaking news when the […]