Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: Deceit

The Bankruptcy of Better Place Served Its Purpose

This article first appeared in the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor newsletter:

 

The announcement of the bankruptcy of a tiny electric car company called Better Place barely created a ripple in financial circles. The Financial Times noted that while Better Place was once “hailed as a visionary pioneer,” it was now being relegated to history as

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How to resist Leviathan

I heard Robert Higgs speak at a Cato conference in California a few years ago and found him winsome, humble and bright. His resume is remarkable: Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, Editor of The Independent Review, senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He’s best known for his tour de force, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, which was first published in 1987 and was just republished a few months ago.

He has been inveighing against big government for decades and, happily, has condensed his methods of resistance into a short article,

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Staff Report from the IMF Blames the European Union for Mishandling the Greek Crisis

The report from the International Monetary Fund is remarkable in its candor: efforts to bail out Greece were fumbled as the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank all tried to promote their own agendas with little regard for the lowly Greek citizen.

Happily the disclaimer appeared on the front page:

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Snopes Misses Larger Story on Sales of Post Offices by California Sen. Feinstein’s Husband’s Company

When George Miller, writing for the Ventura County Tea Party on May 22nd, complained about the blatant conflict of interest that appeared in the report that California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, was in charge of selling off, on an exclusive basis, some 50 post office buildings belonging to the US Postal Service, he didn’t know that Snopes had already

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Flight Delays Increasing as FAA Announces Sequester Furloughs

Last Sunday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it was being forced to furlough its traffic controllers because of cuts to its budget forced by the “sequestration” that began last month. Delays at major airports of 90 minutes and longer were being reported late Sunday night and were spreading into Monday

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14,000 Idle Wind Turbines a Testament to Failed Energy Policies

When Element Power announced on Wednesday the closing of a deal to build wind turbines for Blackrock in Ireland, nothing was said about the more than 14,000 other wind turbines lying idle across the world. Instead, Jim Barry, Managing Director for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, expressed great pleasure at its new venture with Element:

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Phony “Capital Controls” in Cyprus

The wealthy really are different from the rest of us. They have money and they have connections. With those connections they are able to keep their money. The rest of us?

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Mark Kelly’s gun purchase is cancelled.

This is a story that simply won’t go away. Mark Kelly, the hypocrite, the well-intentioned fellow (and husband of hypocrite Gabby Giffords) who just wanted to buy a gun or two for himself, now finds himself fully illumined as perhaps the world’s most famous

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Cyprus Deal Turns Bank Depositors into Lenders, Abolishes National Sovereignty

Late Sunday night the president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, was officially informed of the deal the unelected Eurogroup had come up with in order for Cyprus to receive its bailout from the European Central Bank. Anastasiades flew to Brussels on Sunday to meet with Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Jose Barroso, the president of the European commission. The meeting was run by Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council. On his way to the meeting, Anastasiades admitted that

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Liberal hypocrites: guns ok for me, not ok for you

Hypocrisy is high on my list of annoyances, right up there along with deceit. They aren’t one of the “seven deadly sins” but if there were nine, these two would be on the list.

Number one on my list would be

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Cyprus daylight robbery puts the whole European Union at risk

At least that’s the hope of Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, a quasi-liberal writing for a clearly liberal British newspaper, the Telegraph. He called the stunt that was tried and failed, at least for the time being, of robbing people point-blank in daylight, saying that

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NY Gov. Cuomo announces hot line and reward for reporting “illegal” guns

Actually, Gov. Cuomo announced this program a year ago but nobody knew about it until a CBS station exposed it on Wednesday. In simple terms, the program uses taxpayer monies to reward those who think someone they know may possess

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Illinois Pension Plan Fraud on a Massive Scale

This is how the game is played: promise the rubes anything but reserve the right to break the promise. If you get caught, cover it up, admit nothing, and keep on with it. When the Securities and Exchange Commission discovered that the state of Illinois had been playing that game with its pension plan promises

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Vermin infesting our schools

T.J. Lane, aka Thomas M. Lane, III, shot and killed three students at his high school in Chardon, Ohio, last February. The national media is lying low on this one, and I think I know why. T.J. is a

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Down in flames: French official enforcing tax evasion laws accused of tax evasion

It’s easy to be cynical. This fellow, Jérôme Cahuzac, appointed by French President Francois Hollande to tackle the problem of tax evasion, has been accused of tax evasion himself. Ironies abound. Hollande is a socialist, and a

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Is Impeachment of Obama even a remote possibility?

Wenzel Strategies has just released a series of polls which indicates that more and more Americans, fed up with Obama’s continued attacks on rights, freedoms and the Constitution, are willing to consider the possibility of impeachment. As World Net Daily put it:

The polls show

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Cypriots Forced to Pay the Piper

In an outrageous, audacious and unprecedented move, the European Union has abrogated Cypriot sovereignty and imposed an immediate tax on citizens of Cyprus holding their money in local banks. The rate is 6.7% on accounts under 100,000 euros and 9.9% on accounts over 100,000. It was imposed on Saturday even before the Cyprus government met to approve it. In other words,

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US District Judge Susan Illston rules in our favor!

Just when I was beginning to think that 1) all common sense had vanished from the public square and 2) that our privacy was inevitably and eternally to be violated by government snoops, along comes Judge Illston 

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Old gun statistic is good enough for their purposes

You’ve heard it countless times: 30 to 40 percent of guns are bought and sold “outside” the background check system. Here’s Obama:

It’s time for Congress to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. The law already requires licensed gun dealers to run background checks…. But it’s hard to enforce that law when as many as

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Gabby Giffords (Mrs. Mark Kelly) Expands the Definition of Hypocrisy

I tried to minimize Mark Kelly’s hypocrisy in my article yesterday, preferring to focus attention on his ideologically absurd position on gun controls. I figured that his hypocrisy of purchasing an AR15 for himself (along with a semi-automatic pistol) while pushing for controls against such ownership by the rest of us had been covered sufficiently, and more than sufficiently, elsewhere.

But then something happened. Three months before her near-fatal incident in Tucson, she decided that she needed to put out a little propaganda piece to ingratiate herself with pro-gun supporters. So she arranged to go to a shooting range where some local law enforcement officials helped her shoot an AR15. While she was there, of course, she took advantage of a photo opportunity. Here’s the photo.

Following the shooting, the media dropped this little beauty down the memory hole. But following her husband’s grand exposure of his own hypocrisy, some of those present at the shooting range with Giffords just couldn’t take it anymore, and released the photo. Breitbart.com picked it up.

The individual (unnamed) who provided the photo said:

We were told she wanted to toughen her image. She asked to come out and she wanted to shoot a rifle. She had one of our guys out there to show her how to shoot an AR-15.

Following the shooting, it appears that Giffords and Kelly had a little change of heart and decided to jump on the anti-gun bandwagon, forming their own anti-gun organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions.

Once the photo hit the internet, Giffords knew that the jig was up. She had to come clean. Here’s the link to her Facebook page along with the hidden just-leaked photo and her “explanation”:

Here are two photos of me that a conservative blog has dug up. I remember both of these days fondly. The first is at the Tucson Police Department firing range. They invited me to test rifles and tasers that they bought with federal funds, which I helped secure.
You can read the rest of her “explanation” if you care to. It redefines and expands the traditional definition of hypocrisy.
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