Archive for February 29th, 2012

Santorum Doing Better Than the Media Wants You to Think

Santorum Doing Better Than the Media Wants You to Think

The liberal RINO GOP establishment and their (for the moment) allies in the “mainstream” media are just so hot to marginalize someone who genuinely reflects Republican values, they just can’t help getting way out ahead of the facts. First they tried to rob Santorum of his legitimate victory in Iowa, and they’re doing it again in Michigan.

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Driving the Taxpayer-Subsidized $100K Brick

Driving the Taxpayer-Subsidized $100K Brick

The bad news just keeps coming for the Obama Administration’s push to force electric vehicles on the public with the revelation that the much loved Tesla line up of vehicles have a singular problem — they become bricks if the battery runs out. And if they run down to a zero charge, you don’t just recharge it–you purchase a new battery to the tune of $32,000.

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Oil: Price Manipulation or a Weak Dollar?

Oil: Price Manipulation or a Weak Dollar?

The underlying weakness of the dollar is the real cause for price pressures in commodities, include food, oil, gasoline, and precious metals like gold. An increase in one asset or another might be explained by a simple supply disruption or even overspeculation. But in a broad range of commodities — which are priced and traded in dollars — it looks much more like a monetary inflation problem. Commodities are often held as hedges against a weak dollar.

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Why Do We Have Leap Year?

Why Do We Have Leap Year?

In 45 B.C., Julius Caesar replaced the calendars used throughout the Roman Empire based on the moon’s cycles with a calendar based on the sun, having 365 days and a “leap” day every 4th year. It was modified by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to omit leap days in years divisible by 100 but not divisible by 400. This was done to keep the date Easter after the Spring Equinox and near the Jewish Feasts of Passover, Unleaven Bread and First Fruits. Protestant Europe did not adopt the Gregorian reform till the 1700’s.

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