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Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

Especially on someone else’s dime…

Michelle Obama said “splurging is the key to life” if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.

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Democrats

On The Nevada BLM vs Rancher Situation; And Western Land Control

I recommend reading this story for some background first.

From what I’ve read, neither side is doing much right in the Bundy case; and actually seperate, broader state vs federal land control issue is getting muddied because people are missing so much of the broader implications. 2,455 more words

Government

A Critique of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century".

Piketty deploys 200 years of data to prove them wrong. Capital, he argues, is blind. Once its returns – investing in anything from buy-to-let property to a new car factory – exceed the real growth of wages and output, as historically they always have done (excepting a few periods such as 1910 to 1950), then inevitably the stock of capital will rise disproportionately faster within the overall pattern of output. 1,023 more words

Feds Stop Snatching Tax Refunds — Because They Got Caught

PJMedia

That “discretion under current law” may be a major caveat. The confiscations without warning that were taking place were allowed because someone — we still don’t know who — snuck a change of the statute of limitations into the 2008 farm bill.

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Politics

Americans rising up against government

USAToday

America’s ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come.

First, in response to widespread protests last week, the Department of Homeland Security…

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Politics

Is Obama Cooking the Census Books for Obamacare?

That answer is easy…

For several months now, whenever the topic of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act came up, I’ve been saying that it was too soon to tell its ultimate effects.

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Politics

Road to Ruin

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/us-ambassador-kosovo-construction-contract-firm-highway

Let’s get this right. A fella is instrumental in getting a $1 billion road (the Orwellian ‘Patriotic Highway’ no less) built in ‘war-torn’* Kosovo and then gets a (no doubt lucrative) job at the construction company? 198 more words