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Bill Maher Flushes a Million Dollars Down the Toilet

Bill Maher donates a million dollars to Obama ‘super PAC’ – latimes.com.

On Thursday, Maher told his audience that the million dollars he was donating was “the wisest investment I think I could make.”

Oh, really. A lot of people who will never make a million dollars over their lifetime would probably disagree. He’s certainly living up to the “CrazyStupid” part of his comedy show. If he has enough money lying around that he can simply toss a million of it away, that says a lot more about his financial priorities than his politics. A fool and his money…

Bill Maher

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Super Bowl bust: U.S. government seizes 307 domains for violating NFL copyrights | Technology News Blog – Yahoo! News.

The seizure was conducted under U.S. civil law, not criminal law. That means the affected parties need to prove that the internet domains were not engaging in illegal activity to get them back — an ugly mirror image of the country’s usual “innocent until proven guilty” right. Many of the domains were not being operated by U.S. groups. Because they used U.S. domain suffixes .net, .com, and .org, however, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was empowered to act.

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NTSB: Nanny Transportation Safety Board

Why the Proposed Car Cellphone Ban Is Wrong – Popular Mechanics.

The fact is, drivers function despite all sorts of distractions: car radios, passengers, weather, roadside signs, intentionally distracting highway billboards, erratic behavior from other drivers, and so on. Learning to focus on the task at hand despite all that noise is an important part of learning to drive, and if we’re hiring school-bus drivers who have trouble paying attention to the road and maintaining proper following distances, we’ve got bigger problems than those posed by the proliferation of gadgets.

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My Big Fat Greek Bailout: Part 2

Should American Taxpayers Finance another Big Fat Greek Bailout? – Big Government

To turn Winston Churchill’s famous quote upside down: “Never have so many paid so much to subsidize such an undeserving few.”

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Taking the Key out of Keynes

Obama Adviser: Private Sector is Key to Economic Recovery – FoxNews.com

…the best prescription would be for the administration to back off trying to tweak the economy.

FILE: In this May 25, 2011, photo, people fill out job applications at the Jobapalooza job fair at Lake Erie College, in Painesville, Ohio.

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Bono’s Gun Wail

Pajamas Media » Dear Bono: Get Your Facts Straight

I can’t exactly blame you. You have probably heard the “statistic” that 90 percent of guns used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States from Hillary Clinton herself.

… 5,114 guns out of 29,000 recovered [=] 17.6 percent. Not 90 percent…

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