The media as usual has done a good job of over-hyping the ebola outbreak. In fact there really isn’t an outbreak here in the US, just some unlucky people in the healthcare industry who were given bad instructions and may or may not have had common sense when it comes to traveling. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever type of disease and is not airborne, similar to HIV/AIDS. You could even have it touch your skin and not get it, unless you have an open wound. Our government has just done a poor job and bungled the whole issue – the […]
With continuing crushing regulation including the FDAs attemps now to regulate cigar and pipe tobacco (premium tobacco) as opposed to cigarettes, now more than ever its important to support you local tobacconist shops. There are some things you just can’t buy online to get a feel for it. Ie, buying a box of cigars in bulk online may save money but what happens when you get that box and you hate the cigar? Tobacconists are great places to go just to ask the question – “hey how’s this cigar? have others liked it? Do you like it?” You can get […]
In case you weren’t aware the FDA is once again over-stepping its boundaries and going in to regulate the premium tobacco industry. They are “proposing” to extend their reach – and of course increase the size of their department and budget to regulate more of your freedom away. If you give a crap about the ability to buy and smoke premium tobacco head over to Cigar Rights of America and look at the talking points and send in your feedback to the FDA.
Because of the hurricane and how it ravaged the north east – politicians are discussing if they can move election day next Tuesday by a week. The president does not have the power to move the election – elections are left up to the states. Congress can have a say but they are not in session. In 2004, Congress passed a resolution on changing presidential election dates stating: “No single individual or agency should be given the authority to postpone the date of a Presidential election.”
GM would love to be able to attract talent that would help it make new cars that people want to buy – you know.. to innovate. But because of the salary cap restrictions imposed by the government they can’t. CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The Treasury Department is resisting General Motors’ push for the government to sell off its stake in the auto maker, The Wall Street Journal reports. Following a $50 billion bailout in 2009, the U.S. Read more here.
From the blaze: The White House has released the transcript of President Obama’s recent speech in Roanoke, Virginia, and it holds a number of noteworthy statements. “Channeling Elizabeth Warren,” in the words of Jazz Shaw at Hot Air, Barack Obama said that successful Americans “didn’t get there” on their own. The official transcript relates: There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, […]
When Adolf Hitler took power there was a congress in Germany so to speak of elected officials that represented the people. Hitler decided that in order to get things done more quickly… you know for the good of the German people, that he should consolidate the power of the executive branch. I can’t say that I wasn’t surprised that he wants to be a supreme dictator and circumvent the constitution. But I am surprised at his ginormous balls to go out and state this in the open, and actually make this request. I guess I’m also not surprised that none of […]
With the EU slapping more sanctions on Iran to force nuclear talks – Iran now is making moves to close the straight of Hormuz. What will happen if we go to war with Iran? We already have a large group of troops deployed in Afghanistan and an additional 15,000 troops deployed in Kuwait. We’re poised to strike. Seriously the idea of getting into yet another war in the middle east sounds really bad. But the idea of Iran nuking the neighboring countries is equally bad.
I agree. But shutting down this site will have little to no impact. Both proposed bills are horrible and have consequences that are far reaching. Sure you need to stop piracy but this legislature is not going to do anything other than hurt law abiding people of many countries. Don’t give our government more power.
I think one of my biggest pet-peeves now-a-days is that people are taking less and less responsibility for their actions. And it’s for anything. I would like to say that words mean something but giving your word apparently doesn’t mean anything today. If you say you’re going to help a friend move, and then don’t show up, what does that say about you? If you say you’re going to be at a gathering or get together and then don’t show up what does it say about you? If you say you’re going to meet a deadline and then miss it, what does […]
H.R. 1639 / S. 1461 – Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act Did you know that on April 26, 2010, December 20, 2010, and July 7, 2011 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration publicly posted their intent to regulate cigars in the Federal Register? Some of the measures FDA could consider, as we believe they are, include: Ban on walk-in humidors, self serve cigar displays, and mail-order cigar sales; Ban on all flavored cigars, that are enjoyed by legal-age adults; Deface ornate, decorative cigar boxes, often considered an art form with grotesque images; Ban on cigar events […]
From here. Isn’t it like a government entity that competes with private sector companies to be over budget, offer worse service, and now slower service to still be in business? Seriously, any other company would have gone bankrupt by now. But not the postal service because tax payers are paying for them to be slow and inefficient.