American Solutions Opens Office in Silicon Valley

Making Tech work for America!How can we make real change in American Government? Check out AmericanSolutions.com

Too much time, Google?

…and money…
 

UN Climate Meetings Destroying the Earth

Jetting around the world emitting more carbon (you know, that stuff the plant kingdom thrives on) than possibly several small cities.

How come the people who want everyone else to change don’t do anything about it themselves? If the problem is really as dire as Al Gore seems to think it is, shouldn’t he be living in a tent, eating cold cabbage and walking to work, where all he does every day is plant trees? I guess changing nothing about his life and buying carbon credits to cover it works. Same difference.

Fallen Empire: Legions (Developer walkthrough)

This is a cool interview about one of the games that we will be launching on InstantAction. What’s exciting is that, since we are essentially developing a game consul system for your browser – that means that the games also can have an organic development process where the game developers can listen to the player community and roll out features live. Ultimately, I think InstantAction is going to be as revolutionary to game players, as it will be for game developers. Check it out.Not to mention, Legions just looks totally fun!

Neil Peart – Mildly Impressive – Buddy Rich Memeorial

Phatt Beatz.

Here’s the man (Buddy) himself:

My Issue with Obama: Government Cannot Fix Souls.

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Listen to these excerpts from a speech by Michelle Obama…

The clip above is a little lengthy, but it brings clarity to some of the aspects of the Obama platform that I think are very important for people to hear. If you don’t have time for the clip above – please, at least, listen to the one below which is the most crucial cut of them all.

Hugh couldn’t have said it better: Governments do not fix souls! They don’t create good souls. They don’t make bad souls better. They don’t make good people. By soul, I can only imagine that Michelle means that people have lost their will to do goodness to one another. That’s fine – and I agree, though I happen to think the problem is our culture – not our government. But again, Governments cannot, and will not ever make a society of people “better” or make them good people. A Government can ONLY provide (or hinder) freedom for it’s citizens to choose to do good or evil (providing incentive for good and punishment for evil).

If this problem of soul or “goodness in America” is what the Obama camp thinks they can fix through government – then I must say, regardless that he is a nice man and a good speaker, I will never…ever…vote for Barak Obama.

[ht: Hugh Hewitt]

80 year old Texan WWII vet takes on two idiotic punks.

Gotta love this story… (click the image to watch)

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Obama on Exxon Profits

“I know that it won’t be easy to change our energy policy. Exxon Mobil made 11 billion dollars last quarter. They don’t want to give those profits up easily.”

-Sen. Obama

(crowd heard booing Exxon Mobil)

Firstly, why are people booing? What do you think happened with those profits?

Next -Here’s what Sen. Obama failed to mention:

On those profits Exxon Mobil paid federal income taxes of, 28 billion dollars leaving it with 39 1/2 billion in after tax income. That 28 billion dollars is more than what was collected of half of the individual tax payers in 2004. That year, 65 million returns (note that that counts jointly filed returns) paid 24.7 billion in federal income taxes.

In short – one company on those profits alone paid half of what all the tax payers of America (in 2004) paid in taxes.

Think about that for a while. One company paid half what the entire nation of individuals paid in taxes.

Once you are done thinking about that – ask yourself this hypothetical: Who do you think pays corporate taxes (you know, the ones Senators Obama and Hillary want to hike up as soon as they get elected…)?

Hillary’s take: “I want to take those profits”

jksmithpe clarified below:

“Exactly. $11Billion was revenue, not profit.

Exxon buys over half the oil they refine. Then there’s the tax man. The profits go to shareholders. In many cases the shareholders are large institutional investors that fund pensions.

I’ll bet some of the idiots booing are actually on the receiving end of Exxon profits but simply too ignorant to know it.”

The left in general have such a poor understanding of economics. I just can’t stand how little people know about what corporate profits pay for in America. (aka. Everything).

McCain on the Democratic Candidates

The other day he said:

“They will promise a new approach to governing, but offer the policies of a political orthodoxy that insists the solution to government’s failures, is to simply make it bigger.”

Bravo McCain!

That’s right on the money in my book. As far as political orthodoxy goes, name one area where Sen. “Change” Obama differs with Sen. Kennedy (who’s 75)? And next, concerning government failures – What are the democratic positions: Government schools are failing? Increase the budget on government schools. Our health care system is failing (ultimately because the government meddled with the system early on and created tremendous bureaucracy)? Hand the whole system over to the government.

This couples nicely with this other disastrous news form USA Today:

The cost of government benefits for seniors soared to a record $27,289 per senior in 2007, according to a USA TODAY analysis.

That’s a 24% increase above the inflation rate since 2000. Medical costs are the biggest reason. Last year, for the first time, health care and nursing homes cost the government more than Social Security payments for seniors age 65 and older. The average Social Security benefit per senior in 2007 was $13,184. …

The federal government spent $952 billion in 2007 on elderly benefits, up from $601 billion in 2000. It’s the biggest function of the federal government. States chipped in another $27 billion in 2007, mostly for nursing homes.

What do you think the democratic candidates answer to this will be? I’ll give you a hint: You end up paying. Period.

Olberdouche Dreadfully Sorry For Shuster’s “Pimping” Comment – Fails To Mention His Own

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