For the English language
If you can't rake in enough money, steal it from the citizens:
Even 'Helicopter Ben' can't print and not face consequences:
Because one day, the prices are coming home to roost, or in this case, roast the consumer through price increases. Or basically, they take off like the proverbial helicopter after it dumped it's load of greenbacks on the economy.
(H/T to Zerohedge)
...and want to avoid producing CO2 by taxing it even more, and in order to get that, they need to bribe members of the parliament:
...and there are more than two. However, these two are the most egregious ones I have come across in some time:
On January 5, my ole reliable web server on this address decided to call it quits after 11 years of faithful service.
I finally got a new machine with about 3-5 times more computing power 4x the RAM, 3x the disk capacity for a third of the price of the old one.
And the blog is online again, together with most of the other functionality.
"Cramming legislation down your throat" is the better term to describe this:
Even people like me who have trained quick-reading techniques cannot read 154 pages that fast.
"Habeas Papam", or so it seems in Washington after enough 'conservative' representatives voted to avoid a 'fiscal cliff'. However, the compromise is very hollow, and just prolongs the agony of the US budget:
Yes, I tried this too. It makes normal IT people go nuts, and yes, I support the call for a total product recall of Windows 8. However, I was not able to put it into such eloquent words as this bloke who made it into a Youtube movie:
For this year's Christmas, an innocous disney movie from 1932 about how Santa prepares for Christmas has gotten into the crosshairs of Swedish political correctness advocates. But first, let's check out the movie itself:
After yesterday's extension of the 'Kyoto' protocol (where the country where Kyoto resides doesn't even participate) until 2020, it emerges today how another country with a big budget deficit 'fights' global warming:
...yup, here in Switzerland. But first the story - in France, where a certain Mr Hollande, Marxist to the bone, reins in on social 'injustice', rapacious company owners and other 'indesirables' (yup, like the businessmen and -women creating jobs), the countrymen that have money flee:
Well, a few programming sessions with that unhealthy stuff really helped to finish projects on time. But now, if I ever show up in the USA again, I can only live on diet coke since there will be no more Twinkies, thanks to a Union which preferred a 100% wage cut instead of a 8% wage cut:
As lots of people warned before the new US health insurance law (AKA 'Obamacare') was launched, it was designed to kill countless jobs. And it did:
...but it still got money for city employees to have a surgical gender transformation, AKA "Wiener-to-Moochie" operation:
Something that's not cheap if done in a 'scientific' manner:
We even have them in Switzerland - the crowd that regularly pops up somewhere to scream "Nobody is illegal" or similar paroles. However, one can go much further: