Monthly Archives: August 2011

Aug
29
2011

Blowing cash in the Middle East

29, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

Sand Dunes in Middle East

By Katie Kieffer Libya We blow cash money, baby! We act like rappers with king-size egos. We discount our own laws, norms and massive debt load. We imagine we sit on a global throne. We kiss away about $2 billion a week in Afghanistan. We’ve spent almost $800 billion fighting in Iraq. We’re offering Iraq assistance from U.S. troops beyond 2011 to the tune of $10 billion annually. We gave Mubarak’s Egyptian regime an annual gift of $1.5 billion in military and monetary aid. The Pentagon reports that we’ve spent $896 million intervening in Libya through July 31 alone and we’ve promised an additional $25 million in aid to the Libyan Transitional National Council.

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Aug
22
2011

Free entrepreneurs are wet fish

22, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

Calico goldfish

By Katie Kieffer Calico goldfish If we are serious about creating jobs, then we should treat entrepreneurs like fish. Just as fish need a certain environment to live, entrepreneurs require a unique environment to take risks and create jobs. A fish is a distinctive creature. Unlike a horse or a cow, a fish has the innate ability to breath and live under water. If you remove a fish from water and place it in a sunny pasture beside farm animals, it will die.

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Aug
15
2011

I like big trucks and I cannot lie

15, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

Truck zooming down highway

By Katie Kieffer Truck zooming down highway So, fellas! So, ladies! Do you want cheap gas and big, safe rides? Then, drill. Drill. Drill a healthy life. No, I’m not Sir Mix-A-Lot. I simply think we should responsibly utilize our natural resources to improve the security and prosperity of all Americans.

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Aug
08
2011

Escaping the Federal Zoo

08, Aug

By Katie Kieffer

Monkey at the zoo.

By Katie Kieffer Tiger cub in Montgomery Zoo If Britney Spears performs her hit single “I’m a Slave 4 U” alongside exotic animals or dances inside a cage, you assume she craves easy attention but you don’t think that she literally wants to live like a zoo animal. Needless to say, humans do not belong in zoos. Cages do not enable men to grow and prosper. But what if a man were born in a zoo? Like a baby tiger born in a zoo, he would not see the zoo as a trap. His needs for food, shelter and even procreation would be satisfied. (The zookeepers would figure it out.)

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