Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Tax Dodging” Warren Buffett Shorts America

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Warren Buffett- Watch the hands Warren Buffett recently bemoaned the very wealthy for not paying enough federal tax. He grieved that his staff often paid 36% marginal federal tax rates while he paid 17%. However, he forgot that the companies whose dividends he collected or capital gains he incurred had already paid 35% corporate tax…

Welcome to the American Islamic College Conference: “9/11…a Wonderful Opportunity”

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One week after the 10th anniversary of the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, carried out by Islamist terrorists, the American Islamic College and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation convened students, academics, and “intellectuals” in Chicago, Illinois, for its 2nd annual conference on “Islam and Muslims in America.” Rather than accepting the underlying facts that lead reasonable Americans to…

U.S. Company bloomspot Sells “Glamorous” Trip to Cuba, Flouts Letter of Law

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bloomspot, a high-end GroupOn-like company headquartered in the U.S. that offers luxury travel and experiences, this morning promised to delight Americans with a glamorous trip to Cuba. For $2,988 bloomspot, through the Nevada-based Spirit Quest Tours, is selling a seven-night trip “cruising around in vintage American automobiles most likely powered by Russian-made engines, see the…

Illinois’ Unconstitutional Eavesdropping Law Still in Effect after Judge’s Ruling

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Last week an Illinois judge ruled that the state’s strict eavesdropping law violated the protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution. Despite this promising turn of events, the archaic Illinois law, which makes it a felony to record any person’s voice without their consent, remains in effect. The state’s case was against Robinson, Illinois, resident Michael Allison…

President Obama Defies General Washington–”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ends

In Ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Obama Defies his Country, his Military, and the Counsel of George Washington. This morning Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina sent out a celebratory email exclaiming, “It’s officially over!”–”It” being “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” That’s right, President Obama, by executive order and in his official capacity as Commander-in-Chief, has…