An 18-year-old Panamanian fisherman who survived 28 days adrift at sea is suing Princess Cruise Lines, arguing that the cruise ship whose crew members saw him stranded should have stopped and saved him. The behavior of crew members of the Star Princess was outrageous, shocking, atrocious and utterly intolerable in a civilized community. Even though crew members "had clear knowledge that people were stranded in an open boat hundreds of miles from shore in the Pacific Ocean and desperately calling for help," the lawsuit says, "they consciously ignored the emergency situation," R.Read more »
Secretive Internet currency’s server hacked; money stolen
Upwards of $90,000 worth of Bitcoins have been stolen from an exchange service website this week, marking the second time in nearly two months that the cyber-currency has been compromised due to a security breach.Read more »
In a boost to animal welfare activists looking to get livestock out of cramped cages, Burger King will be the first major U.S. fast-food chain to give all of its chickens and pigs some room to roam.
On Wednesday, the world's second-biggest burger chain pledged that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017, hoping to satisfy rising consumer demand for humanely produced fare and increase its sales in the process.
Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals; Boy the times are a changin'.Read more »
The Trouble With Socialist Anarchism
The new movie "V for Vendetta" has provoked public discussion of the meaning of anarchism. Murray Rothbard was an advocate of the stateless society, but he was never accepted by the anarchist movement and is still considered more a "capitalist lackey" than anarchist thinker. Indeed, anarcho-capitalism has always been considered an oxymoron by the self-proclaimed "true" anarchists.Read more »
Iceland forgives mortgages.......Read more here.............:Read more »
Ryan McMaken of the Mises Institute superbly exposes the US Chamber of Commerce for their crony capitalism, explains how Ron Paul is the true defender of free enterprise and refers to Bastiat's great exposé on the Seen and the Unseen.Read more »
Criminals around the country are stealing an inordinate number of bottles of Tide laundry detergent. On the street, Tide is known as “liquid gold.” Harrison Sprague of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, Police Department says that his undercover agents are asking for drugs but being offered Tide instead. They are busting drug rings and finding more blue liquid than white powder. The driving force here is a war on the dollar. Carrying around vast amounts of cash raises questions among the authorities.Read more »
Sean Rosenthal dismantles Keynesian economist Paul Krugman's ridiculous comments regarding the British 'austerity' measures.Read more »
Kickstarter is on track to distribue over $150 million dollars to its users’ projects in 2012, or more than entire fiscal year 2012 budget for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), which was $146 million.Read more »
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