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(Video) Afterburner: “Into the sea”

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm » Comments Off on (Video) Afterburner: “Into the sea”

**Posted by Phineas Bill Whittle compares the coming collapse of the Euro to the crash a few years ago of an Air France jetliner into the South Atlantic. I fear he’s all too prescient:   (Crossposted at Public Secrets)


Commence Operation “EU crack up,” phase two!

Posted by: Phineas on May 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Phase One was the unending financial crisis that began in 2008 and the Europeans’ unwillingness to anything that would really address the problem, instead choosing to keep feeding the beast of debt and taxation. Sickened by the failure of their political class (and made delirious by their own addiction to the teat […]


Sweet! If the Euro collapses, US taxpayers could be on the hook for $1 trillion! Oh, yay!

Posted by: Phineas on December 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You know what they say, don’t you? A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you’re taking about real money. James Pethokoukis posts about the risks for the US taxpayer in the Euro crisis, pointing that, contra Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke (1), the US bailout of Europe is on. I’ll refer […]


Why America is exceptional, a graphic example

Posted by: Phineas on November 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I wrote in the last post of how Lincoln, in his Gettysburg address, captured the essence of American exceptionalism in the ideology of liberty that ties this nation together and makes it so different from almost any other place on Earth. Well, coincidentally the Pew Research Center published the results of a […]


The view from Britain: comparing two constitutions, and our coming choice

Posted by: Phineas on September 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas While writing about the frightening proposal by former German Chancellor (1) Gerhard Schroeder for a fully-formed “United States of Europe,” the Telegraph’s James Delingpole made an astute observation about the differences between the United States Constitution and the European Union’s governing document: In the US, they have a Constitution (one which the […]


Pat Condell: Europe needs a revolution

Posted by: Phineas on August 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas British comic Pat Condell rips into the anti-democratic European political class and the “European Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,” with an aside for some interesting observations about the nature of the American Revolution: RELATED: At the Telegraph, Peter Osborne argues that the EU debt crisis will finally give Germany the empire it’s […]


In which I suggest a trade with the EU

Posted by: Phineas on May 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nigel Farage is the leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party, which is a small-government, free-market party that advocates Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. He is also, like the more well-known Daniel Hannan, a Member of the European Parliament. In the following clip, he addresses the President of the European Commission, Mr. […]


European Union to ban cars by 2050?

Posted by: Phineas on March 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In order to fight a problem that does not exist, the monster under the bed anthropogenic global warming, the European Union is pushing to ban automobiles by 2050: The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” aimed at enforcing “a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers” by 2050. […]


Truth to Power: “Just who the Hell do you people think you are?”

Posted by: Phineas on November 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm » 2 Comments

First it was Conservative Daniel Hannan shredding then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the European Parliament. Now we’re treated to Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament from the UK Independence Party, ripping the EU leadership a new one for their statist, anti-democratic arrogance in the Irish financial crisis. Sit back, my friends, and enjoy: Rock […]


An infantilized society

Posted by: Phineas on September 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm » 2 Comments

The economic troubles in Europe are leading to public unrest, as EU governments try to pare back their bloated public sectors, in some cases trimming wages and benefits, in others by delaying access to them. In France, plans to save the national pension system by raising the retirement age from 60 (!) to just 62 […]