Archive for December, 2012

Is A New “Assault” Weapons Ban the Correct Approach?

Following the immediate wake of the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week, California Senator Dianne Feinstein stated publicly that she would reintroduce her legislation banning the acquisition of so-called “assault” weapons and large-capacity magazines nationwide at the seating of the 113th Congress this January.  Preliminary information indicates that the proposed legislation would look […]

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Thoughts and Prayers

I am going to abstain from engaging in the inevitable politicization of yesterday’s horrific events in Connecticut until such a time as a reasonable degree of facts are made available but my prayers and thoughts are with the immortal souls of the innocent victims of this evil individual’s (or individuals’) deeds, their respective families and […]

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Debt Monetization Goes Public

For the first time in its near-100 year history, the Federal Reserve publicly announced its monetary policy objectives Wednesday .  Not astonishingly, the Fed will continue to inject “stimulus” (i.e., newly created fiat money) into the economy via its typical finance-lending practices until the unemployment rate falls below 6.5% or the likely inflation rate rises […]

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Federal Regulation of Advertisement Volume?

Today the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act went into full effect which “require[s] commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany.”  Notwithstanding the clear fact that such silly legislation has no constitutional founding whatsoever, are we really at a point in modern civilization where we can rationalize the federal government’s […]

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