Obama’s 2014 Big Lie: Income Inequality

PA Pundits - International

caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~AA - Spreading socialism

As the liberal disaster called Obamacare unfolds, President Barack Obama is already embarked on his next Big Lie: income inequality.

It’s useful to visit some of the planks of Karl Marx’s 1848 Communist Manifesto. They included abolition of private property—the keystone of capitalism—and the application of all rents of land to a public purpose. Marx advocated a heavy progressive or graduated income tax whereas a fair tax that treats all Americans fairly by taxing what you spend instead of what you earn. The current tax code is more than 73,000 pages! Marx wanted to eliminate all rights of inheritance and centralize credit by means of a national bank.

What Obama is talking about is socialism/communism when he claims that income inequality must be altered by more government intrusion into our lives and his claims are false. He said that “a dangerous and growing inequality and lack…

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As Sharon’s health deteriorates, BBC updates profile claiming he sparked second intifada

BBC Watch

News of a serious deterioration in the health of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon prompted the appearance of an article on the subject on the BBC News website’s Home, Middle East and Europe pages on January 1st.

Titled “Ariel Sharon’s health suffers ‘serious deterioration’“, the report offers a link to a profile of Ariel Sharon – updated on January 1st 2014 to replace an older version  – from which many of the biographical details in the report appear to have been taken. 

art Sharon with link

Profile Sharon

In the profile, some context is given regarding the background to the 1982 Lebanon war:

“In the wake of shelling of northern Israel by Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in southern Lebanon, Mr Sharon masterminded Israel’s invasion of its northern neighbour in 1982.”

In the article, however, any such context is omitted:

“While serving as defence minister in 1982, he masterminded…

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EXCLUSIVE: All mobile phone co’s too busy working with GCHQ to help with a crap phone top-up system

The Slog


Well here I am sitting in a hotel in Brighton. I don’t really want to be in this hotel, but such is the nature of privatised rail services and their bank holiday works than don’t work, or any sign of Government action in the face of a wind blowing stronger than 30 mph, I’m here and to be honest whether I like it or not is immaterial, because none of the bastards care.

So I thought, you know, got some time to kill, top up my nothing-could-be-easier-than-to-top-up-my-mobile pay as you go phones. I have O2 for France and Vodafone for the UK, and as I’m in the UK now on account of that’s where Brighton is it seemed wise to start there. I thought, 2 phones, max, 5 minutes each.

One hour and forty-five minutes later, I’ve given up. This narrative might help explain why.

First, Vodafone. I hate Vodafone…

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Which country does not have a capital city on the BBC website?

BBC Watch

The BBC News website provides its visitors with ‘country profiles’ which include a section titled “Facts”. Here are some examples, beginning with an old capital:

UK profile

Here is a more recently designated capital:

Slovakia profileA country’s capital city is usually the one in which its official seat of government is located, although the Netherlands is one example of an exception to that rule of thumb. But in any case, a capital is of course defined by the people of a particular country and their government, rather than by media organisations apparently having chronic difficulties with post-colonialism.

Israel profile

It might perhaps be suggested that the BBC’s stubborn and anachronistic refusal to name Israel’s capital city as such is related to a reluctance to be seen as taking a stance on the issue of ‘disputed territory’ – even though the district of the city in which the seat of government is located is not in…

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Monty Python Star: “You can’t parody Islam” because of the threat of “heavily armed” fanatics

Of course Monty Python would not make, say, a movie called, Life of Muhammad. Because they\’d have to live under tight security for the rest of their lives, a death fatwa forever on their heads. But Palin is wrong in saying they couldn\’t make \’Life of Brian\’ again — folks might not like it, but they wouldn\’t have a death fatwa on their heads.