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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

‘Kelo’ Revisited | The Weekly Standard

‘Kelo’ Revisited | The Weekly Standard: Properties were seized and a neighborhood razed in the name of ‘economic development’ that never came

How U.S. Debt Per Capita Has Changed Under Every President Since JFK - Businessweek

How U.S. Debt Per Capita Has Changed Under Every President Since JFK - Businessweek: The national debt has not always been the hot-button issue it is today. In the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Carter administrations, inflation-adjusted debt per capita dropped.

Tuts+ Premium - Mastering Minimalist Design

Tuts+ Premium - Mastering Minimalist Design: Minimalism is achieved by reducing a design to only the most essential elements. For website designers, though, minimalism can be intimidating and difficult to master. Well Craig Campbell is here to show you his way of mastering minimalist web design.



California: Obamacare Turning Cancer Patients Away

California: Obamacare Turning Cancer Patients Away: The Los Angeles Times reports that once Obamacare customers navigate the confusing websites and pay the (often higher) premiums, they face a new problem: many doctors do not accept Obamacare insurance policies. It tells the story of a cancer patient who was turned away at the oncologist's office, and was only seen by a doctor once state regulators came to her rescue. Her story is not alone: millions will face the same problem.

There are two reasons patients will be turned away: one that President Barack Obama hid, and one that he lied about. The first is that there is a shortage of doctors. There simply are not enough doctors (or nurses) to see a population of patients that grows bigger, suddenly, by some 30 million people (in theory). The second reason: insurance companies have to cut certain doctors and hospitals out of their plans in order to keep prices within a reasonable range while still covering all the things the law requires. So you can't necessarily "keep your doctor."

Monday, February 3, 2014

As Obama Begs Private Sector to Hire Long-Term Jobless, AP Ignores the Problem's Historic Severity During His Presidency | NewsBusters

As Obama Begs Private Sector to Hire Long-Term Jobless, AP Ignores the Problem's Historic Severity During His Presidency | NewsBusters: Today, President Obama is going to ask a group of private-sector companies to help him try to solve a problem his administration's policies have seriously worsened, namely long-term unemployment.

Of course, that's not how Josh Lederman at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, framed the situation. All he would concede is that "long-term joblessness in the U.S. remains a major problem." After the jump, in two graphs from the St. Louis Federal Reserve, we'll see the frightening level of long-term unemployment Obama's economic policies have created – and how the horrid numbers have failed to come down significantly in the 4-1/2 years since the recession officially ended.

The percentage of unemployed Americans who have been in that circumstance for 27 weeks or more has never been more than 26 percent since the government began tracking that statistic in 1948 — until Obamanomics came along, at which point the percentage shot up to 45 percent:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Report: Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead of apparent heroin overdose « The Greenroom

Report: Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead of apparent heroin overdose « The Greenroom: Philip Seymour Hoffman





"The 'Recovery' Is A Mirage" Mark Spitznagel Warns, "With As Much Monetary Distortion As In 1929" | Zero Hedge

"The 'Recovery' Is A Mirage" Mark Spitznagel Warns, "With As Much Monetary Distortion As In 1929" | Zero Hedge: "Today there is a tremendous amount of monetary distortion, on par with the 1929 stock market and certainly the peak of 2007, and many others," warns Universa's Mark Spitznagel.

Use of Blood in Alchemy

Use of Blood in Alchemy: In Eggs, in Vitryoll, or in Blod,
What ryches wene they there to fynde;
Yf they *Philosophy* undefstode,
They wold not in worchyng be so blynd,
Gold to seke, or Sylver out of Kynd:
For lyke as Fyre of brennyng the pryncyple ys,
So is the pryncyple of gildyng, Gold, I wys.

Yf thou intend therfore to make
Gold and Sylver by craft of our *Philsophy*;
Thereto nother Eggs nor Blood thou take,
But Gold and Sylver whych naturally,
Calcyned wysely, and not manually,
And new generacyon wyll forth bryng
Incresyng theyr kynde as doth ech thyng.
(Ashmole Theatrum Chemicum Britanicum p132).

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