London’s Mayor Doesn’t Want To Pay U.S. Taxes But Remains a U.S. Citizen. Will the IRS pursue him or Just lien him like Al Sharpton?
George Monbiot’s call for “a government commission on post-growth economics” should be urgent parliamentary business (Growth: the destructive God that can never be appeased, 19 November). All MPs should read the article, and they should tell us how they respond to some relevant questions. Do you realise that economic growth today demands more fossil fuel combustion that exacerbates disastrous climate change? Do you believe the UK could create a steady-state economy? Do you agree that social justice in a steady-state economy would require major reduction in the gap between the rich and the poor? Do you agree that the survival of most of the human race depends on these issues? Are you desperately worried about the world your grandchildren will inherit?
Britain led the world in the industrial revolution with economic growth: could we now take the lead in a steady-state revolution with zero economic growth?
If you’ve got kids, mark November 22nd on your calendar right now. That’s the day that Points of Light has earmarked for Family Volunteer Day, a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together. Anyone engaged in volunteering will be excited by the chance […]
Russia has passed the United States in the nuclear weapons category. Yeah. Really. Their new generation of tactical nuclear weapons is superior to ours, and they are expanding other capabilities. Which would be bad enough if our nuclear weapons actually worked well and were ready if we ever needed them. But they aren’t. We’ve let them sink into disrepair and no one wants to even work on them anymore, erroneously thinking that nuclear deterrence is an obsolete relict of the Cold War. Russia isn’t so naive.
The 18th century essayist and moralist Samuel Johnson knew a thing or two about human nature. He said the chains of habits are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. Fortunately, even old, ingrained habits can be replaced by new ones: Alcoholics can stop […]
Tonight, President Obama laid out his plan for immigration reform. It includes the requirement to “pay your fair share of taxes” – but what does that mean?
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
The interesting thing about America in 2014, is that the worship of our own domestic criminals just doesn’t cut it anymore. In order to ensure
The impossible is possible. Never say never. Wall Street bankers are staring agog at headlines coming from Europe where, in Iceland, the former chief executive of one of the largest banks in the country which was involved in crashing the economy in 2008 has been sentenced to jail time. As Valuewalk reports, in receiving a one year prison sentence, Sigurjon Arnason officially became the first bank executive to be convicted of manipulating the bank’s stock price and deceiving investors, creditors and the authorities between Sept. 29 and Oct. 3, 2008, as the bank’s fortunes unwound, crashing the economy with it. It appears he was as shocked by the verdict as Wall Street-ers are, “this sentence is a big surprise to me as I did nothing wrong.” It was likely all for the people’s own good…
Nexon has at last revealed their Ghost in the Shell Online FPS at G-Star 2014 in Korea. The game is clearly based around the style and characters as seen in the Stand Alone Complex anime (rather than the manga or original films). This is not overly surprising as Nexon secured […]