Antagoniste


30 juin 2010

Mensonge Coup de gueule États-Unis Gauchistan Hétu Watch

Richard Hetu

Quand c’est le temps de faire la promotion d’un candidat démocrate ou de faire passer les républicains pour des racistes, Richard Hétu aime bien citer les sondages de l’organisation ultra-gauchiste Daily Kos.

Par contre quand on découvre que les chiffres des sondages du Daily Kos sont bidon, Richard Hétu préfère garder le silence…


30 juin 2010

Comment on tue la liberté En Citations États-Unis Philosophie

William Pitt

Pour Rahm Emanuel, le chef de cabinet de Barack Obama, les crises représentent des opportunités pour faire adopter des lois qui autrement auraient été considérées comme inacceptables par la population. Pour William Pitt, le plus jeune Premier Ministre de l’Histoire du Royaume-Uni (24 ans), les crises sont des moments utilisées par les tyrans pour tuer la liberté…

« Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. »


30 juin 2010

Je vous l’avais dit ! Économie États-Unis Gauchistan

SocialismeQuand Barack Obama a fait adopter son plan de réforme du système de santé, j’ai prédit que cet abominable projet socialiste allait profiter au mouvement libertarien puisque, sans le vouloir, les démocrates allaient fournir la preuve définitive que l’intervention de l’État dans la gestion des soins de santé mène invariablement à une augmentation des coûts.

L’histoire est en train de me donner raison.

La publication scientifique « Health Affairs » a publié un article ce mois-ci dans lequel on analyse les coûts de la réforme.  Selon les auteurs, l’étatisation du système de santé va augmenter le déficit des États-Unis de 554 milliards de dollars durant les 10 premières années de la réforme.  Pour la décennie suivante, la réforme fera augmenter le déficit de 1,45 billion de dollars.

En bref, contrairement à ce qu’Obama avait promis, l’ingérence de l’État dans le système de santé fera augmenter les coûts…  exactement ce qui avait été prédit par les libertariens !

L’élection d’Obama, il faut le reconnaître, a apporté un changement positif aux États-Unis puisque son élection a insufflé un souffle nouveau au mouvement libertarien !

Source:
Health Affairs
ANALYSIS &  COMMENTARY Health Care Reform Is Likely To Widen Federal Budget Deficits, Not Reduce Them


30 juin 2010

La fin d’un modèle Économie Europe Récession Revue de presse

The Gazette

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Eurozone and currency at risk: survey
The Gazette

A survey of senior executives from around the world, released Monday, shows the issue of government debt in Europe and elsewhere is weighing on the minds of world business leaders.

The poll, commissioned by RBC Capital Markets, indicated that almost half of those surveyed feel there is a 50% chance or more a country within the group using the euro as its currency will leave this arrangement within the next three years.

More than a third agreed there was at least a 25% chance of a complete breakup of the eurozone over this time. For those expecting a country to leave the eurozone, Greece was seen as most likely, followed by Portugal, Spain and Ireland. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, was seen as the fifth mostly likely to leave the eurozone, “possibly reflecting the respondents’ concern that the German government may lose confidence in the monetary union if the current crisis continues.”

Concerns about sovereign debt go beyond Europe, the poll showed. About one-third of respondents said there is a better chance than not a G20 country will default on their debt within the next three years. Italy was seen as the most likely, followed by Argentina, Turkey, Mexico and Russia. The United Kingdom was see as second most likely country in Western Europe, after Italy, to default.


29 juin 2010

Top 5 Qc/Ca Canada Québec Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l’actualité québécoise et canadienne (22-28 juin) selon Influence Communication:

Actualité Québec

Actualité Canada

Source:
Influence Communication
Influence Communication


29 juin 2010

Les apoligistes de la violence Coup de gueule Économie Gauchistan Québec Terrorisme

Gogauche

Quand un journaliste de Radio-Canada a demandé à des gauchistes s’ils condamnaient les gestes violents posés par des casseurs lors du sommet du G20, je me suis dit que leurs réponses allaient être un no-brainer…  On allait condamner les casseurs en disant que leurs gestes violents n’étaient pas représentatifs de la gauche.

Hé bien non !  Le porte-parole de la « Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes » (CLAC) a excusé les casseurs en disant qu’ils étaient moins violents que le capitalisme.  Francis Dupuis-Déri (professeur de « sciences politiques » à l’UQAM en passant) a dit que leurs gestes étaient acceptables, car il ne s’agissait pas de violence gratuite puisque les actions des vandales ciblaient spécifiquement des entreprises capitalistes.  L’organisation « ATTAC Québec » de son côté a dit qu’il ne fallait pas juger trop durement les casseurs.

Bref,  pour la gauche la fin justifie les moyens, même si les moyens consistent à tout casser.  Et après ça, on osera dire que ce sont les Tea Party, la droite et les libertariens qui sont violents…

Le 11 avril dernier, 50 000 Québécois ont manifesté contre les hausses de taxes et de tarifs du budget de Jean Charest.  Durant cette manifestation, aucune arrestation et aucune fenêtre brisée.  Si tel avait été le cas, on aurait sûrement accusé la radio de Québec d’avoir incité les gens à la violence…

Mais à Toronto, comme la violence fût commise par des gauchistes, personne n’osera affirmer que la casse est imputable  à la propagande anticapitaliste qui circule dans nos médias et nos universités…


29 juin 2010

La fin de la récréation Économie International Récession Revue de presse

National Post

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Central banks warned low rates may be creating ‘zombie banks’
National Post

Central banks run the risk of distorting financial markets and creating “zombie banks” forever dependent on government support unless they quickly remove extraordinary measures and record low interest rates put in place to deal with the financial crisis, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

“We cannot wait for the resumption of strong growth to begin the process of policy correction,” Jaime Caruana, the BIS general manager, told the bank’s annual general meeting Monday. Banks around the world reported bumper profits last year but the results were distorted by measures taken by countries in the wake of the meltdown and the financial system is still fragile.

The longer governments and central banks wait to boost interest rates and cut deficits, “the larger will be the distortions they create, both domestically and internationally,” said the BIS in its annual report. The organization is worried that banks will become too dependent on government support to survive in a normal environment.

Moreover, the distortions are a serious threat to the broader market, leading investors to take on excessive risks, and encouraging companies to postpone the recognition of losses, which in turn will set the stage for another potentially even more serious phase of the financial crisis, according to the BIS.

Based in Basel, Switzerland, the BIS is an association of central banks aimed at coordinating monetary policy and increasing transparency in the financial system.


28 juin 2010

Krugman contre Krugman Coup de gueule Économie En Chiffres États-Unis

Déclaration de Paul Krugman à propos des déficits de George W. Bush:

Idiot

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« Well, basically we have a world-class budget deficit not just as in absolute terms of course – it’s the biggest budget deficit in the history of the world – but it’s a budget deficit that as a share of GDP is right up there. It’s comparable to the worst we’ve ever seen in this country. It’s biggest than Argentina in 2001. Which is not cyclical, there’s only a little bit that’s because the economy is depressed. Mostly it’s because, fundamentally, the Government isn’t taking in enough money to pay for the programs and we have no strategy of dealing with it. So, if you take a look, the only thing that sustains the US right now is the fact that people say, ‘Well America’s a mature, advanced country and mature, advanced countries always, you know, get their financial house in order,’ but there’s not a hint that that’s on the political horizon, so I think we’re looking for a collapse of confidence some time in the not-too-distant future. »

Déclaration de Paul Krugman à propos des déficits de Barack Obama:

« Many economists, myself included, regard this turn to austerity as a huge mistake. It raises memories of 1937, when F.D.R.’s premature attempt to balance the budget helped plunge a recovering economy back into severe recession. And here in Germany, a few scholars see parallels to the policies of Heinrich Brüning, the chancellor from 1930 to 1932, whose devotion to financial orthodoxy ended up sealing the doom of the Weimar Republic. But despite these warnings, the deficit hawks are prevailing in most places — and nowhere more than here, where the government has pledged 80 billion euros, almost $100 billion, in tax increases and spending cuts even though the economy continues to operate far below capacity. »

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Idiot

Bref, ce qui était catastrophique en 2004 pour Krugman est devenu parfaitement acceptable en 2010. Les voies du keynésianisme, tout comme celles de la religion, sont impénétrables…

Barack "The Socialist" Obama

Et pour les illettrés économiques qui imputent la récession de 1937 aux politiques de retour à l’équilibre budgétaire, voici un peu de lecture


28 juin 2010

Économie 101 Économie En Chiffres États-Unis

Quand vient le temps de juger de la véracité de certains principes économique, quel groupe obtient les meilleurs résultats ?  Les progressistes, les conservateurs ou les libertariens ?  Une étude publiée il y a deux mois dans le Econ Journal Watch, une publication scientifique soumise au peer-review, a permis de répondre à cette question.  Pour ce faire, les auteurs de l’étude ont posé 8 questions pour ensuite comptabiliser le nombre de mauvaises réponses.  Voici les principaux résultats:

Économie

Autre élément qui devrait en surprendre plus d’un, parmi ceux qui ont participé à cette étude, on n’observe aucune différence entre les gens avec une éducation universitaire et ceux qui ont uniquement fréquenté une institution secondaire.  Dans les 2 cas, le nombre moyen de mauvaises réponses est de 2,96.

Du côté des partis politiques, les démocrates ont eu en moyenne 4,59 mauvaises réponses contre 1,61 pour les républicains.

Pour terminer, voici les résultats en fonction de la fréquentation des Wal-Mart:

Économie

Source:
Econ Journal Watch
Economic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans


28 juin 2010

La gauche, encore une fois violente… Canada Économie Gauchistan Revue de presse Terrorisme

Toronto Star

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Violent Black Bloc tactics on display at G20 protest
Toronto Star

A group of G20 protesters roamed Toronto’s streets Saturday, lighting police cars on fire and laying waste to city blocks, and much of the destruction could be blamed on a protest tactic known as Black Bloc.

While the Black Bloc has been cited as an organization in the past, it’s actually a tactic, according to websites devoted to the method.

The Black Bloc strategy is simple: show up at demonstrations and attack symbols of capitalism. The hope is that police will react, while the protesters shed their black clothes and melt into the crowd. One website claims it is used as a “security and safety measure.”

The idea of wearing the all-black uniform is that everyone in the “bloc” looks alike, so when a brick is tossed through a store window or a car is set ablaze, the group disperses, making it next to impossible for police to identify the perpetrator of the crime. It also prevents them from being singled out in media photographs or television coverage.

The tactic has been around since the 1980s. But images of these aggressive protesters popped up in North America during the 1999 World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Seattle.Since then, the Black Bloc has been present at almost every world event, smashing, breaking and destroying stores, vehicles and anything else they come upon.


26 juin 2010

Obama, le liberticide Économie États-Unis Gauchistan

« Those who cannot see beyond the immediate events to the issues of arbitrary power — vs. the rule of law and the preservation of freedom — are the « useful idiots » of our time. But useful to whom? »

Investors Business Daily
Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?
By THOMAS SOWELL

Thomas SowellWhen Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics.

Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler’s rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions.

« Useful idiots » was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.

Put differently, a democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive.

In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it.

The president’s poll numbers are going down because increasing numbers of people disagree with particular policies of his, but the damage being done to the fundamental structure of this nation goes far beyond particular counterproductive policies.

Just where in the Constitution of the United States does it say that a president has the authority to extract vast sums of money from a private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation? Nowhere.

And yet that is precisely what is happening with a $20 billion fund to be provided by BP to compensate people harmed by their oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Many among the public and in the media may think that the issue is simply whether BP’s oil spill has damaged many people, who ought to be compensated.

But our government is supposed to be « a government of laws and not of men. »

If our laws and our institutions determine that BP ought to pay $20 billion — or $50 billion or $100 billion — then so be it.

But the Constitution says that private property is not to be confiscated by the government without « due process of law. »

Technically, it has not been confiscated by Barack Obama, but that is a distinction without a difference.

With vastly expanded powers of government available at the discretion of politicians and bureaucrats, private individuals and organizations can be forced into accepting the imposition of powers that were never granted to the government by the Constitution.

If you believe that the end justifies the means, then you don’t believe in constitutional government.

And, without constitutional government, freedom cannot endure. There will always be a « crisis » — which, as the president’s chief of staff has said, cannot be allowed to « go to waste » as an opportunity to expand the government’s power.

That power will of course not be confined to BP or to the particular period of crisis that gave rise to the use of that power, much less to the particular issues.

When Franklin D. Roosevelt arbitrarily took the United States off the gold standard, he cited a law passed during the First World War to prevent trading with the country’s wartime enemies. But there was no war when FDR ended the gold standard’s restrictions on the printing of money.

At about the same time, during the worldwide Great Depression, the German Reichstag passed a law « for the relief of the German people. »

That law gave Hitler dictatorial powers that were used for things going far beyond the relief of the German people — indeed, powers that ultimately brought a rain of destruction down on the German people and on others.

If the agreement with BP was an isolated event, perhaps we might hope that it would not be a precedent. But there is nothing isolated about it.

The man appointed by President Obama to dispense BP’s money as the administration sees fit, to whomever it sees fit, is only the latest in a long line of presidentially appointed « czars » controlling different parts of the economy, without even having to be confirmed by the Senate, as Cabinet members are.

Those who cannot see beyond the immediate events to the issues of arbitrary power — vs. the rule of law and the preservation of freedom — are the « useful idiots » of our time. But useful to whom?

Thomas Sowell is currently a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University


25 juin 2010

Conférence alternative Économie En Vidéos International Récession

Du 28 juin au 3 juillet, l’Université de Montréal, via le CÉRIUM, fera ce que les universités québécoises font de mieux, c.-à-d. l’apologie d’une idéologie liberticide et corrompue, j’ai nommé le socialisme.

Voici 2 conférenciers qui ne risquent pas d’être invités par le CÉRIUM:

Understanding the Financial Crisis, avec Johan Norberg:

The Bush/Obama Years, avec Dan Mitchell:


25 juin 2010

À vendre ! Économie Europe Récession Revue de presse

The Guardian

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Greece puts its islands up for sale to save economy
The Guardian

Greece is making it easier for the rich and famous to fulfill their dreams by preparing to sell, or offering long-term leases on, some of its 6,000 sunkissed islands in a desperate attempt to repay its mountainous debts.

The Guardian has learned that an area in Mykonos, one of Greece’s top tourist destinations, is one of the sites for sale. The area is one-third owned by the government, which is looking for a buyer willing to inject capital and develop a luxury tourism complex, according to a source close to the negotiations.

Potential investorsalso looking at property on the island of Rhodes, are mostly Russian and Chinese. Investors in both countries are looking for a little bit of the Mediterranean as holiday destinations for their increasingly affluent populations. Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, is among those understood to be interested, although a spokesman denied he was about to invest.

Greece has embarked on the desperate measures after being pushed into a €110bn (£90bn) bailout by the EU and the IMF last month, following a decade of overspending and after jittery investors raised borrowing costs to unbearable levels.


24 juin 2010

Illettrisme économique Coup de gueule Économie En Vidéos Québec

Selon Sophie Cousineau, illustre chroniqueuse économique à La Presse, la marée noire a de bons côtés parce que… les travaux de nettoyage vont permettre de créer des emplois qui vont stimuler l’économie !!!

Une chroniqueuse économique qui n’est pas foutue de savoir ce qu’est le « sophisme de la vitre cassée »… Ciboire…

C’est quoi la prochaine étape, les médias vont embaucher des analphabètes comme critique littéraire ?

Quand les journalistes sont ignorants, il ne faut pas se surprendre que la population le soit aussi…


24 juin 2010

Un cancer vieux de 50 ans Économie En Citations Gauchistan Philosophie Québec

Rudyard Kipling

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Il y a 50 ans, l’étatisme est devenu la nouvelle religion, la noirceur a été remplacée par les ténèbres et les individus ont cessé d’être propriétaire de leur vie. Il y a 50 ans, le cancer progressiste a amorcé son travail de sape de la société québécoise. Une tragédie parfaitement résumée dans le poème « The Gods of the Copybook Headings » de Rudyard Kipling (dont voici un extrait):

« In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: ‘If you don’t work you die.’

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return! »