Friday, April 25, 2008

South African energy giant lies about cheap tariffs

The ESKOM saga continues in South Africa. As I have said before here and here, the mismanagement at ESKOM and its governmental control has no end.

One of the mantras that ESKOM--and the government--continually repeats is that our electricity is the cheapest in the world. I never believed that for a moment. Not because I had facts to prove them wrong, but because we have all seen how open laagered and truthful untruthful this government and its corrupt cronies have been from the beginning. Their track record says it all!

Now, economist Mike Schussler said the claim of cheapest electricity is a lie!
Schussler said that the research used by ESKOM and our government for the claim of cheapest electricity, used a "carefully selected group of industrial countries [...] rather than any developing countries."

He also said that out of a survey of 55 countries, 10 other countries had cheaper electricity than South Africa. Countries such as China, India and Russia.

Read the complete article here.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Character in politics does matter

Read this very succinct article about the importance of character in politics called "'Non-Judgmental' Nonsense" by Thomas Sowell.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Obama: Lying through his teeth

Thomas Sowell wrote a very interesting commentary on Barack Obama called "A Living Lie."

Here is a little taste of it:

"Senator Obama's election year image is that of a man who can bring the country together, overcoming differences of party or race, as well as solving our international problems by talking with Iran and other countries with which we are at odds, and performing other miscellaneous miracles as needed.

"There is, of course, not a speck of evidence that Obama has ever transcended party differences in the United States Senate. Voting records analyzed by the National Journal show him to be the farthest left of anyone in the Senate. Nor has he sponsored any significant bipartisan legislation -- nor any other significant legislation, for that matter.

"Senator Obama is all talk -- glib talk, exciting talk, confident talk, but still just talk."

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Language of Fear by Michael Crichton



HT: Chris Ortiz

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Political Fictions Annihilated by Sowell's Facts

Many political decisions are made because of myths that have been repeated so many times that they have become 'hearsay' facts. Repeat something enough, and people will start believing it.

A case in point is the crime in South Africa. It is said that poverty in South Africa is the driving force behind crime. However, that does not follow logically. If poverty is the driving force behind crime then why do other countries that are way poorer than South Africa not have crime problems way worse than in South Africa?

Read more about fictional fallacies that have become public policies in this article called, "Sowell's Facts Annihilate Political Fictions."

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ideas Have Consequences

The ideas we throw around in life have consequences. Watch out that your ideas don't come back to haunt you!




HT: Terry Rayburn

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Mbeki's quiet diplomacy WRT Mugabe


Zapiro's picture here puts it all in perspective. This is what you get from 'canned' diplomacy!

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