Monthly Archives: December 2008

Devon tax grab sales through with only token opposition on the city council.

The Devon tax increment district tax grab sailed through the City Council with only one vote in opposition (Ward 5 Brian Waters). The representative from my ward, Meg Salyer voted “yes”. Not a promising start, from my viewpoint I guess. … Continue reading

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Senator Coburn is a nauseating hypocrite.

Fresh from his vote to throw hundreds of billions of dollars from helicopters to his friends on Wall Street, Senator Tom Coburn is rattling his “I’m a fiscal conservative” schtick with a list of 65 projects he says are a … Continue reading

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Traps and Lies of the Stock Market

Here’s a survey of the traps and lies of the stock market. Lie the First: Money in the stock market is “savings”. Reality: Money in the stock market is “speculation”. You buy a stock on the speculation that it will … Continue reading

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Is government to blame for the financial crisis?

Is the present financial mess the fault of government? Of course. The bill of particulars for this indictment is here. Note that his basic thesis is that to get out of the mess, we need to stop the lying by … Continue reading

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The State Chamber of Commerce is on the wrong side (again!)

I hate it when my blog posts disappear, which seems to be happening with some regularity.  This one disappeared some time this afternoon. Anyway. . . comes now the State Chamber of Commerce in opposition to a simple proposal before … Continue reading

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A brazen tax grab at Oklahoma City hall.

Comes now Devon Corporation, with its plans to build a glittering new skyscraper downtown.  And — a plan to grab off a quarter of a billion dollars in property tax revenue over the next 25 years to spend on special … Continue reading

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Famine Watch

Here’s some light reading for you — the Famine of 2009 — confirming and reporting some of the issues I have been talking about over the last couple of years.  Empires always collapse first at their peripheries, and the upper … Continue reading

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