George Soros’ Open Society Foundation Leaks

George Soros is a Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, political activist and author who is of Hungarian-Jewish ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He drives more than 50 global and regional programs and foundations. Soros is named as the architect and sponsor of almost every revolution and coup around the world for the last 25 years. […]

Trump’s Tax Reform

Donald Trump’s tax plan is up and looks pretty good. I am most interested in the removal of the death tax as I think this will encourage families to plan for future generations and begin building dynastic wealth, no matter how modest. Trump is pretty populist, I wonder if Americans are optimistic enough to support […]

Now That The GOP Has The Power, What Will They Do With It? Squander It Of Course

Pat Buchanan at Vdare ‘Last November, Republicans grew their strength in Congress to levels unseen since 1946. What united the party and rallied the nation was the GOP’s declared resolve to stand up to an imperious president. Give us powerful new majorities, said John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and we shall halt these usurpations of […]

Apparently, There Are More And More Jobs Americans, And Tarheels, Won’t Do

CIS Among the findings: The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time. The fact […]

Symbiotic Relationship

A funny comment at American Conservative   Michael N Moore says: April 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm Actually the best of times seemed to be when Capitalism and Communism were competing. They were in some way complementary. In the Soviet system people produced little and complained that there was nothing to buy. In the Capitalist […]

Banker Number 14

Zero Hedge There have been 13 senior financial services executives deaths around the world this year, but the most notable thing about the sad suicide of the 14th, a 52-year-old banker at France’s Bred-Banque-Populaire, is she is the first female. As Le Parisien reports, Lydia (no surname given) jumped from the bank’s Paris headquarter’s 14th […]

China Begins Foreclosure

Via Spec-Ops Medic WND On Jan 20, 2013, WND warned Chinese-government-backed economists were proposing a plan to allow Chinese corporations to set up “developmental zones” in the United States as part of a plan proposed by the Chinese governement to convert into equity the more than $1 trillion in US Treasury debt owned by the […]

Another Banker Bites The Dust

Daily Smug JPM attorney Joseph Giampapa was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a minivan in a hit and run incident. Giampapa was reportedly hit and thrown 150 ft and was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed. It gets better: Giampapa was JP Morgan’s top commercial bankruptcy lawyer (SVP). […]

Germany Boots Unemployed Migrants

Via Brittius Press TV More than 10,000 Spanish citizens who get unemployment benefits in Germany face expulsion, with Berlin having ordered European Union employment migrants to sign job contracts within six months. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently announced that migrants who do not sign such a contract after the period will have to leave Germany, […]

Codetermination

Donald A Collins explains Germany’s idea for keeping jobs in Germany and asks whether it could work here. its an interesting idea, and we definitely need something other than communism or Darwinian free markeeterism if we want to remain a first world country. VDare German companies use a practice called “codetermination” which creates shared management […]

Debt Money

Zero Hedge on money creation. Bank of England: “Broad money is a measure of the total amount of money held by households and companies in the economy. Broad money is made up of bank deposits — which are essentially IOUs from commercial banks to households and companies — and currency — mostly IOUs from the […]

Dead Financiers Redux

I recently posted about the “suicide” by nailgun of Richard Talley being the fourth financier to succumb to suicide. Zero Hedge has an updated list of the now nine financiers in their post about a BitCoin exchange CEO’s possible suicide. The nine are: 1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, […]

Immigration, Minimum Wage And Off Shoring

At Vdare, Ann Coulter has a piece about the minimum wage. Her contention is that a minimum wage debate is a political jackpot for the dems; they can’t lose. “It’s win-win-win-win-win for Democrats. Employees who get a higher minimum wage are grateful to the Democrats. Employees who lose their jobs because of the minimum wage […]

What Economic Denomination Are You?

The Right Stuff Capitalism or socialism? What do? It is a strange feature of current western society that this debate continues to rage with such ferocity. It seems that all political divisions  in Western nations today come down to this question, and both sides have their fervent adherents. Indeed, commitment to either side has taken on the flavor of […]

Lazy Thinking

An excerpt from an old Zero Hedge post: This notion that government and regulation is the problem is true only to the extent that government has become weakened and corrupted by gross abuses. Effective government takes planning, continual hard work, and the adjustment of renewal and reform. Human constructs, if not continually managed and repaired […]

Tea Party Delusions

Pat Buchanan at Vdare Rather than play Lord Cardigan and lead his cavalry in another Charge of the Light Brigade, Boehner chose to withdraw to fight another day on another field. Yet, the Tea Party has a right to feel cheated. When does the Republican Party, put in power by the Tea Party, plan to […]

Refugees

Edit I added  a link to Refugee Resettlement Watch’s 2013 fact sheet at the bottom. Via Refugee Resettlement Watch, I found this link to a chart that shows how many and from where refugees came in 2012 broken down by state. North Carolina had 2110 refugees in 2012, the largest groups from Bhutan and Burma. […]

The Blue Migration

Possible beef shortage, rising fruit and vegetable prices, and that’s not the worst disaster on the horizon. If it gets any worse in California, there will be a mass migration of liberals! End of the American Dream The size of the U.S. cattle herd has been shrinking for seven years in a row, and we […]

Paper Money

NCWBTS150 “If no check is put to the progress of events, no one will attain to wealth and honor, who does not receive them at the hands of the bank aristocracy….And yet the paper system is applauded to the skies, as the wing upon which England has soared to her present prosperous height…but I have […]

OBX “Shutdown”

Island Free Press The National Park Service technically owns all the beaches, ocean and sound, between the villages on the Outer Banks. Due to the government shutdown, they have closed them all. I don’t understand how they don’t have the resources to patrol parking areas and beaches to keep them open, while still having the […]

Convoy

VIA Free NC Breaker 1 9 calling on all Trucker to shut America down for three days October 11-13. The American people are bleeding out with no relief in sight, It is time to change the NEWS. Let us show our elected officials that we are 100% fed up with corruption and the blatant disregard […]

Obs VS Money

Over at the Wannabe Rambo Society of Anarchists  they linked to this satirical story by Erik Frank Russell and being a humorless sort, I took umbrage. In the story, a spaceship from a totalitarian planet lands on an anarchists planet, Gand, and a lot of the crew decides to desert because they love freedom so […]

RED VS BLUE

I was thinking about these two posts and I decided to compare red vs blue States on a few more points. Red: WV, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, TN, AR, OK, MO, KS, IN, KY, NE, SD, ND, WY, MT, ID, UT, AZ, AK Blue: WA, OR, CA, NV, NM, CO, MN, IA, […]

Cost of Union

Via Confederate Renaissance: Texas has an economy twice the size of New England, but only has 2 senators in this Union compared to the 12 from New England. Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia have an economy the size of New England, but only have 6 senators in this Union compared to the 12 that come from […]

Hatteras Yachts For Sale

Brunswick Corp., who owns Hatteras Yachts, has announced it plans to sell the company. They’re also laying off 105 people in New Bern. “Hatteras Yachts is considered a world leader in the construction of convertible sport fishing and luxury motor yachts. It began production of its first model in 1959 and pioneered the production of […]

Birth Tourism

VIA  Rebellion blog: “USA Baby Care’s website makes no attempt to hide why the company’s clients travel to Southern California from China and Taiwan. It’s to give birth to an American baby. “Congratulations! Arriving in the U.S. means you’ve already given your child a surefire ticket for winning the race,” the site says in Chinese. […]

Fiscal Cliff Deal

Dailyhaymaker has a run down on the deal A $30 billion one-year extension of Medicare doc fix A $30 billion one-year extension of 73 week unemployment insurance. Over the past four years, the federal government has collected roughly $192 billion in federal unemployment payroll taxes, while paying out $510 billion in benefits. Evidently, that’s not […]

Some Tidbits Found On Plott Hound

Carolina Plott Hound Former Rep. Shumer goes to work for Duke Energy proving, once again, that Congress is just try outs for lobbying. Mary Lee swims up Cape Fear River. Laurie Foreman arrested, again. Illegal Mexican re-imported to get custody of his kids. I think, if he’s going to get custody, then the kids should […]

Who Gets Screwed

Just a thought. When our government deals with other governments or nationals, sometimes there is no “win-win” situation. Sometimes somebody has to get screwed and it seems like it should be our government’s priority to make sure that its not us.  I don’t think that’s the case, particularly when it comes to immigration and globalism. […]

NC No. 6 In Immigration Reprieve Requests

From Winston Salem Journal via Carolina Plott Hound: “More than 11,000 immigrants in North Carolina have applied for a two-year reprieve from deportation made available in the summer by President Barack Obama, according to the latest statistics provided by U.S. immigration authorities.” SNIP “Since the Obama administration opened the application process Aug. 15, about 309,000 […]

Section Of Highway 12 And Bonner Bridge Still Closed Due To Sandy

Bonner Bridge over Oregon inlet needs repairs to the deck before it can be reopened, according to Greer Beaty, Spokeman for DOT. The good new is that the Southern Environmental Law Center (isn’t there another Southern something-or-other law Center?) has not renewed it’s efforts to stop bridge construction. See here and here for more. Island […]