August 2012

Overcoming Descartes' Error

August 28

A Capital Idea Part 129: Overcoming Descartes' Error

I am going to discuss rationality today. I could give some links to this topic, but given that my blog posts have been so delayed by my vacation, and the general clarity (at least to me) of the evidence, I will be lazy and not bother with it.

Does Moody's Lie?

According to Moody's Bank and Finance Manual, April 1969, "Zapata Norness Incorporated 6/1/1968 in Delaware, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zapata Off-Shore make investments and loans for companies operating outside the U.S.."

Directors were D.D. Mize, CEO, W.H. Flynn, R.H. Gow, Hugh Robertson; Auditor Arthur Andersen - Baker, Botts, Shepard and Coates, Counsel.

Outstanding debentures dated 7/1/1968 due 7/1/1980; interest due July & Dec 1."

Oran Hatch Lies to CNBC

Oran Hatch stated that almost one million Small Business will be impacted by the Obama $250,000 limit on tax increases.

Family Values: Tampa area Gay and Straight strip bars see boom in business during Republican National Convention.

who pays their fair share of taxes?

If the wealthiest few thousand people in the US make greater than 80% of the wealth each year, why are they paying only 20% of the income taxes?

Talking Pussy Riot Jail Sentence - Michel Montecrossa's Single in honor of the Pussy Riot ladies and their freedom love and art

‘Talking Pussy Riot Jail Sentence’ is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song in honor of the Pussy Riot ladies, their freedom love, their art and humanity which is not only good for Russia but for the people of the whole world. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Talking Pussy Riot Jail Sentence’: “I wrote this song to honor the Pussy Riot ladies for their freedom love, their art and humanity.

Blue Dog Obama’s stimulus was never meant to restore Labor.

Obama just came off handing out $16 Trillion to a small handful of Oligarchs, what makes anyone think, even if distributing assistance proportionate to the concentration of wealth, that the Obama administration thought a $2 Trillion dollar stimulus was sufficient to make the remaining 99% of the 308 million Americans on Main Street whole? No, and Obama knew it.&n

"I am not a crook" - updated

"I am not a crook" - updated

What do we have in common?

What do we have in common?

families ☀ jobs ☀ cars ☀ homes ☀ roads ☀ parks ☀ stores ☀ sports ☀ movies/tv ☀ puppies ☀ don't like liars and cheats ☀ privacy ☀ opportunity ☀ merits and demotions ☀ don't like unemployment ☀ fair wages ☀ equal pay for equal work ☀ lawn/house work ☀ kids playing ☀ national wilderness, parks and waterways ☀ cities towns and rural

not so much

☛fair trade labor ☀ non ftl
☛local ☀ corporate
guns ☀ ☛regulations ☀ bans
drug war ☀ rehabilitation ☀ ☛legalization

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming: