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WeblogBahamas
Nassau N.P. Bahamas
Human Action...Not Political Design
Interests: Reading, Economics, Jogging,
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Sometimes I tire of the politics in our newspapers and just need to read things that educate rather than anger and the Library of Economics and Liberty is one of the sites I visit. Following is this weeks e-newsletter that is just packed. Hope you enjoy it and sign up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WeblogBahamas.com
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Melvyn Bragg is currently exploring the life of Thomas Paine in a BBC Two series entitled Radical Lives. Bragg tells us a little about Paine in a recent article for The Telegraph: "He (Paine) went to America at a time when the bonds with Britain seemed unbreakable. His first book,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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I'm just finishing this barn burner up by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns and there is a heck of a lot more in this great little book than to disagree with that's for sure. The important takeaway is if the current crop don't change some habits and do so... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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"More than 60 percent of Africans are without basic energy services and coal, oil and natural gas may be a necessary bridge" Going back to our post of August 10, 2014 (Alternative energy at what cost?) I found this link at Lomborg.com and it is very interesting. Who are we... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Singing about the late great Levon Helm and a lost love, I really like this Marc Cohn tune and hope you do to. Please visit his web site here… and you know the drill, please buy some of his music. Enjoy, Listening to Levon below. Listening To Levon Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Sign up here… More information here… Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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Poverty, Inc thinks so, and I agree with them. "The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… For the last two weeks, I’ve been researching the local pharmaceutical industry, particularly after reading a report about an alleged counterfeit drugs scheme involving a pharmacy in Freeport (Grand Bahama) and hearing complaints -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Some thoughts from Tradewinds on Plagiarism Where are the basic values of honor and integrity gone in our contemporary Bahamas?? When we were young, we were taught in our homes, churches and schools the values of truth and honesty as guiding tenets in our lives.. If we wanted some fruit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… One notes that the controversy is starting to brew about the proposed November 6 Constitutional referendum, which is daily becoming deeply mired in the political and historical hangovers and jostling of the failed 2002... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Edward Hutcheson The current Prime Minister is facing the possibility of a second failed referendum, if he continues the habit of not getting the questions right, and, for one reason or other he continues to give the impression that he has not taken the time to investigate what he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A drink coaster my wife stumbled across a couple years ago. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Download the NEW hard copy petition form below which you may print for your Employees and Customer to sign. Please return completed forms to the Chamber Offices on Collins Ave for entry into the online petition database. Also attached are the ads which you may print as flyers to post... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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That's right, Ronnie Wood from the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces and of course the Rolling Stones. Visit Ronnie Wood's web site here… and please buy some of his music. Check out his cool artwork here… Hope you enjoy Why You Wanna Do A Thing Like That For from his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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In a perfect world The Bahamas should move to viable alternative energy sources at the earliest opportunity, but the question of costs and practicality arise. If we move to solar, the costs are not cheap, in fact my reading of the issue it seems to cost more than fossil fuel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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This post from 2010 (and the image on the left) was a brief summary of the 2002 reform questions. The five questions from 2002 were: Question No. 1 “Do you agree that all forms of discrimination against women, their children and spouses should be removed from the Constitution and that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Mr. Editor, Listening to the news over the past week-end I heard a categorical statement that the Bahamas would not be targeting the Caribbean nor Latin American travellers for the new Bahamian Carnival (May 2 - 9, 2015) … sorry … Festival scheduled for 2015, instead we will be trying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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I know we recently touched on this topic back in July… but in casual conversations we so often hear the cliche that the free market/capitalism hurts the poor, it's worth revisiting. Leonard E. Read, the founder of FEE, suggests...; "Once an activity has been socialized, it is impossible to point... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… Illegal immigration is an emotive issue in this country and for far too long we have struggled with it, we have not found a way to effectively address it. This week Haitian president Michel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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Click here to sign it… Please forward this message to spread the word! PETITION STATEMENT Awakening Hope. Demanding Change. We, the undersigned, agree that our annual fiscal deficits of $400 Million must be eliminated and our national debt of $5 Billion must be reduced. However, we do not support additional... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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More Thoughts from Tradewinds.. The introduction of VAT will force thousands of Bahamians that truly believe they at last have finally "made it" to fall from the ranks of the lower middle classes back into the depths of economic poverty.. VAT's forced "excessive burden" and its dreaded "deadweight loss" on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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A great Rock 'N' Roll band from days gone by, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are always good for a barn burner or two. And Better Days from their 1991 release by the same name, is no exception. If you don't know the band, poke around their web site... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… As a person, I’ve come to like Renward Wells over the years. I know his dad (a Long Island man) and he’s “good people!” However, the government has found itself in an embarrassing quandary... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com
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by Adrian Gibson First published in the The Tribune under the byline, Young Man's View, here… This week, the government also tabled the much anticipated Value Added Tax Bill in the House of Assembly. In doing so, a list of proposed changes to tariff and excise duty rates was disclosed,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at WeblogBahamas.com