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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Red Light Camera Corruption

From a story in USA Today: Local governments hungry for revenue are signing contracts with red-light camera companies that put profit over traffic safety, according to a new study by a national public interest advocacy group. Some contracts restrict police from doing things like lengthening the yellow signal and leave taxpayers holding the bag if […]

Think Ron Paul Doesn’t Care About The Poor?

From an NPR story about Ron Paul’s medical career: Eventually Paul got so busy he took on a partner. Jack Pruett, who was then fresh out of his obstetrics/gynecology residency, says when he first sat down in Paul’s office, he was told there were two stipulations he would have to agree to before joining the […]

Bank CEO Doesn’t Get It

I have a very short lesson for Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf.  One minus one equals zero. Quoted in a Bloomberg story about the government’s decision to allow underwater homeowners to refinance, he states:  “This could really be helpful.  They’ll go out and spend and get this economy going again.” The White House says the ability […]

Mean New Jersey

I don’t know if any of you have been out on the Parkway or Turnpike recently but if you have then you’ve been sternly warned multiple times that you are being watched and that you better pay your tolls or else!  I am lucky enough to make the hugely enjoyable drive to Newark three days […]

My Appearance In Wall

Nice story by Jamie Biesiada of The Coast Star, re-published with the permission of The Coast Star. Schneck speaks about fair-school funding with Wall Committee Libertarian assembly candidate requests adoption of resolution on funding formula By Jamie Biesiada WALL TOWNSHIP — David Schneck, a Belmar resident and Libertarian candidate for an assembly seat this November in […]

LWVNJ Questionnaire Responses

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey finally published the candidates’ responses to their questionnaire.  You can see it here. I botched the last question, thinking those court cases were about affordable housing when they were about eminent domain.  Of course with the bursting of the real estate bubble, eminent domain is not really an issue […]

Heros For Paul, Bankers For Romney

Top five sources of campaign contributions so far: Ron Paul: US Air Force…. $23,437 US Army…….. $23,053 US Navy…….. $16,973 Mason Capital Managemt. $14,000 Microsoft Corp…… $13,398   Mitt Romney: Goldman Sachs….. $354,700 Credit Suisse Group $195,250 Morgan Stanley.. $185,800 HIG Capital…. $176,500 Barclays…….. $155,250 Contribute to the Ron Paul Money Bomb today!! .

Breaking News! Media Ignores Ron Paul!

From The State Column: According to a recent study by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Texas Congressman Ron Paul has been allotted less time than the other GOP candidates at the last three GOP debates. A total of 18 minutes and 47 seconds has been allotted to Paul in the last […]

Minimum Wage Law, Minimal Service

One of New Jersey’s various quirks (such as having some of the highest property taxes, income taxes, sales taxes, auto insurance rates, debt per-capita,  least amount of freedom, etc, etc) is featured on the front page of the Asbury Park Press @Issue section today.  It is the fact that New Jersey is one of only two states […]

Prescription For National Suicide

Pat Buchanan in “Suicide of a Superpower“: “We have accepted today the existence in perpetuity of a permanent underclass of scores of millions who cannot cope and must be carried by society — fed, clothed, housed, tutored, medicated at taxpayer’s expense their entire lives. We have a dependent nation the size of Spain in our […]