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Furious Citizens by libertyboom

Kimberley Strassel writes in the Wall St. Journal that citizens are more than a bit peeved with their government. "The state of the union is angry. Citizens are furious about gas prices and health-care costs, broken schools and property taxes. These...
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Fed urged to control asset bubbles...yeah, right! by libertyboom

The Fed is being urged to be more aggressive in controlling future asset bubbles. Fed governor, Frederic Mishkin, gave a speech May 15th suggesting the Fed should use its regulatory powers "aggressively and pro-actively to limit the threat from future...
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Sir Richard Branson tells strikers to find another job by libertyboom

This story on the BBC put a big smile on my face. 4800 cabin crew workers voted to strike next month over lower-than-normal pay levels offered by Branson's Virgin Atlantic airline. Branson put his foot down and said in a letter to his staff that he...
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Buy a CD, copy it to your computer, get sued by the RIAA? by libertyboom

Well, not likely but the threat was made recently in court by the RIAA. Their brief basically said that if you copy a legally purchased CD to your computer, it is illegal. Would they threaten to make a case out of it in court? Perhaps not now, but as...
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Bush signs SCHIP bill, no tobacco tax by libertyboom

This is one that is near and dear to my cigar-loving heart. Bush had vetoed this bill twice before that would have expanded the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to include more children. It would have been funded by more tobacco taxes...
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ESPN "Fighting for Our Country" by libertyboom

I'm watching the Liberty Bowl on ESPN this afternoon and the commentator states that one of the players, and I paraphrase, was over in Iraq fighting for our country. We Austrians know that that is a ludicrous statement but there could be three reasons...
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