The most Pyrrhic of victories

Our good friend Jason Scott of the Delaware Liberal is just aghast that Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has stated that he will support the Senate bill by hopefully-outgoing Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to get the Keystone XL pipeline project approved. Stan Merriman added this comment: This support by Carper is an outrage. As a recent …

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We’ve seen this story before

From The Pirate’s Cove: Failing Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants Federal Grant To Repay Federal Loan By William Teach | November 9, 2014 – 8:00 am Unsurprisingly, the “world’s largest solar plant” is struggling, so they want a bailout from US taxpayers to help repay the loan provided on the taxpayers back: (Fox News) After already …

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Economics 101: Eventually, you have to pay your bills!

Via msnmoney: Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized Reuters | By Michelle Conlin | October 14, 2014 NEW YORK – Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them …

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Comment rescue: Jason Scott on the Delaware Liberal

Jason Scott, the primary host of the Delaware Liberal, was claiming that The US Middle Class hasn’t gotten a raise during Tom Carper’s tenure in Congress, not that Senator Carper could have done anything about it. In a comment, Mr Scott wrote: After all these years that realization just hit me as I was writing …

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About that Keystone XL Pipeline . . .

From The Wall Street Journal: Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market Shipping Crude by Rail Expands as New Pipelines Hit Headwinds and Train Companies Reap Revenue By Russell Gold and Chester Dawson | Sept. 21, 2014 10:32 p.m. ET In May 2008, a locomotive with a grizzly bear painted on its side pulled into a …

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Economics 101: Maybe going on strike for higher wages when your jobs are already being replaced by robots isn’t the wisest idea

From USA Today: Thousands of fast-food workers strike; arrests made By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY 6:47 p.m. EDT September 4, 2014 The fast-food industry suffered some image indigestion Thursday when more than 430 workers demonstrating for higher wages in dozens of cities were arrested, organizers estimate. Those arrested included Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in West …

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Economics 101: It doesn’t matter how liberal you are, eventually you have to do something radically conservative like pay your bills

We have previously noted, in our 18th Century Technology category, the financial travails of newspapers these days. But it’s not just newspapers, and even companies owned and run by liberals are not immune from market forces: Bloodbath at CNN, HLN: Axing of 550 Jobs ‘Imminent’ Today’s news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN …

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Are 9 Dead Bankers A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse? Feb Post – Update July to 15 – An Epidemic?

First Question – I’m noticing more of the same type news that does not bode well. Military Officers, Border invasion, again with bankers. A trend ………………… Update – Add 6 to the List Is there a Banker’s Plague that is unreported, or is there a Sinister plot Banker Deaths Climb to 15: Goldman Sachs Managing …

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There are some good people at Lowe’s!

From msn.com VA a no show; store workers fix vet’s wheelchair By Verena Dobnik of Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his broken wheelchair. The 62-year-old Vietnam veteran …

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Another unintended consequence?

From The Wall Street Journal: The Full-Time Scandal of Part-Time America Fewer than half of U.S. adults are working full time. Why? Slow growth and the perverse incentives of ObamaCare. By Mortimer Zuckerman | July 13, 2014 6:47 p.m. ET There has been a distinctive odor of hype lately about the national jobs report for …

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