Antagoniste


16 mai 2010

Un politicien avec des couilles Économie En Vidéos États-Unis Québec

Quand Jean Charest a été élu en 2003, ils nous avaient promis une réingénierie de l’état et le dégraissage de la fonction publique. Mais quand est venu le temps de passer à l’action, le Premier Ministre s’est dégonflé; il a baissé son pantalon pour se laisser castrer par l’infâme racaille syndicale et les méprisables groupes parasitaires de pression sôôôôôciale.

Bref, les Québécois n’ont pas eu la chance d’avoir un politicien droit, honnête et courageux comme Chris Christie, le gouverneur républicain nouvellement élu dans le New Jersey:

À quand un Chris Christie québécois ?


16 mai 2010

La raison libertarienne Économie En Citations Philosophie

Ludwig von Mises

Quel est le meilleur moyen pour lutter contre l’insidieux cancer que représente le mouvement progressiste ? Ludwig von Mises a la réponse:

« The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!

Against all this frenzy of agitation there is but one weapon available: reason. Just common sense is needed to prevent man from falling prey to illusory fantasies and empty catchwords. »


16 mai 2010

Révolution technologique États-Unis Revue de presse

The New York Times

Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls
The New York Times

For many Americans, cellphones have become irreplaceable tools to manage their lives and stay connected to the outside world, their families and networks of friends online. But increasingly, by several measures, that does not mean talking on them very much.

For example, although almost 90 percent of households in the United States now have a cellphone, the growth in voice minutes used by consumers has stagnated, according to government and industry data. This is true even though more households each year are disconnecting their landlines in favor of cellphones.

Instead of talking on their cellphones, people are making use of all the extras that iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smartphones were also designed to do — browse the Web, listen to music, watch television, play games and send e-mail and text messages.

The number of text messages sent per user increased by nearly 50 percent nationwide last year, according to the CTIA, the wireless industry association. And for the first time in the United States, the amount of data in text, e-mail messages, streaming video, music and other services on mobile devices in 2009 surpassed the amount of voice data in cellphone calls, industry executives and analysts say.