Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cyprus Bank Bailout Fiasco

From the Guardian:

Greece takes control of Cyprus banks’ Greek assets:

Greek banks are taking control of the branches and assets of Cypriot banks based in Greece, following a deal hammered out between the two countries, and announced in the last few minutes.

From the Bible:

He [Jesus] replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides [of the blind]. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” – Matthew 15:13-14

I’m backing the Messiah on this one!

Champagne Socialist of the Month, March 2013: Dr Evan Harris and Hacked Off

Champagne Socialism Rating: 4/5 (Bollinger Bolsheviks)

From 1997 to 2010 Dr Harris was the Liberal Democrat MP for Abingdon West. He has campaigned for many worthy causes such as the “right to die” and the abolition of anti-blasphemy laws. Alas, the loss of his seat in Parliament appears to have caused Dr Harris to abandon his principles. So much so that he has joined Hacked Off, an organization promoting the statutory regulation of the press. For this we salute you, Dr Harris and Hacked Off, Champagne Socialists of the Month, March 2013!

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The Archbishop of Canterbury is an Economically Illiterate Statist

The letter to the Daily Telegraph signed by 43 Anglican Bishops and endorsed by Justin Welby, the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury, is a weak cocktail of emotional appeals, vacuous half-truths and the flagrant abuse of statistics.

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