Rose Friedman 1911 – 2009

Faleceu Rose Friedman, economista e viúva de Milton Friedman:

The couple’s 1980 book, ‘‘Free to Choose,’’ demonstrated how the government can undermine economic prosperity and concluded inflation can be produced only by rapid growth in the money supply. In a 2003 speech, Ben S. Bernanke, now chairman of the Federal Reserve, said ‘‘one can hardly overstate’’ the couple’s influence on policy. Their efforts played a role in decisions that ranged from severing the dollar’s peg to gold in the 1970s to ending the military draft, according to economic historian and Carnegie Mellon University professor Allan H. Meltzer. They conceived or improved upon numerous ideas that remain central to public-policy debates, including using vouchers to help parents select the schools their children attend, legalizing drugs and privatizing Social Security.

Rose Friedman em Two Lucky People: Memoirs:

Our central theme in public advocacy has been the promotion of human freedom….it underlies our opposition to rent control and general wage and price controls, our support for educational choice, privatizing radio and television channels, an all-volunteer army, limitation of government spending, legalization of drugs, privatizing Social Security, free trade, and the deregulation of industry and private life to the fullest extent possible.

‘There’s no business that’s too small for government to torture’*

California Town Shuts Down Child’s Lemonade Stand:

The story began Monday morning when Daniela and her stepmother, Marisa Earnest, set up shop at Cartmill Avenue and Hillman Street in north Tulare. The lemonade was freshly squeezed and priced at $2 for a 32-ounce plastic cup.
Richard Garcia, a Tulare code enforcement officer, happened to be at the same intersection to remove illegal signs left behind by someone selling tetherball poles.
Garcia told Daniela and her stepmother that their lemonade stand — on the northwest corner of the busy intersection — was not safe, and also that they needed a business license to sell lemonade.
He helped the pair load their ice chest and equipment into their car and then called city planners to find out where they could relocate.(…)
Vice Mayor Philip Vandegrift said a compromise — possibly asking lemonade stand operators to pay a nominal fee or establishing a license fee waiver for children under a certain age — could be the outcome of Daniela’s experience.

*John Stossel

Lista de utilizadores do Twitter no Irão

A cobertura das eleições iranianas e dos motins que seguiram ao anúncio dos resultados podem ser seguidos nesta lista de twitters que estão no Irão:

A cobertura no Twitter tem sido excepcional, sobretudo se tivermos em conta  as condições adversas
em que os twitters iranianos estão a relatar e publicar factos,  acontecimentos, imagens e vídeos.

James von Brunn, o assassino de extrema esquerda direita

Até agora o que se sabe de James Von Brunn:

Registered Democrat (needs confirmation)
Christian hater
Jew Hater
FOX News’ O’Reilly hater
Weekly Standard hater
Bush hater
Neo-con hater
9-11 was an inside job nut
Stated that “SOCIALISM, represents the future of the West”
Stated that the Apostle Paul destroyed Rome by undermining its pagan virility.
Hated corporations

Via Gateway Pundit

Ler também: The Holocaust Museum shooter has absolutely nothing to do with the labels he’s been given.

Mas o Público já tem a certeza: Von Brunn é de extrema direita.

Causa “progressiva”

EU judges want Sharia law applied in British courts:

Judges could be forced to bow to Sharia law in some divorce cases heard in Britain.
An EU plan calls for family courts across Europe to hear cases using the laws of whichever country the couple involved have close links to.
That could mean a court in England handling a case within the French legal framework, or even applying the laws of Saudi Arabia to a husband and wife living in Britain.

Ayn Rand, John Galt e as manifestações “Tea Party”

“Going Galt”: America’s Wealth Producers vs. Wealth Redistributors por Michelle Malkin:

Enough. In a word, that is the message of disgusted taxpayers fed up with the confiscatory policies of both parties in Washington. George Bush pre-socialized the economy with billion-dollar bailouts of the financial and auto industries. Barack Obama is pouring billions more down those sinkholes. It isn’t just the camel’s back that’s broken. His neck and four legs have all snapped, too.

Enough. Last Friday, thousands of Americans turned out to protest reckless government spending in the pork-laden stimulus package, the earmark-clogged budget bill, the massive mortgage-entitlement program and taxpayer-funded corporate rescues. Contrary to false left-wing blog smears that the hastily planned impromptu events were “Astro-turfed,” the crowds were packed with first-time grassroots activists. They were people with families and day jobs whose usual definition of “community organizing” involves neighborhood yard sales or their kids’ soccer matches. They were members of the silent majority who decided to be silent no more

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Cultura da Morte

Simplesmente doentio: Iraq’s ‘female bomber recruiter’

Suspected militant recruiter Samira Jassim reportedly calls herself “the Mother of Believers”.
Detained in January by Iraqi security forces, the mother of six is accused of converting dozens of vulnerable women into suicide attackers. In an apparent video confession, the middle-aged woman described how she identified potential bombers, helped supply them with explosives and led them to their targets.
She also explained, in a separate interview with the Associated Press, how insurgents used rape as a tool, with the “shamed” women persuaded to redeem themselves through suicide attacks. Her apparent confession could help throw light on the recent increase in attacks in Iraq involving female bombers.