Tara's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Hike Coming our Way on April Fools Day, Go Figure?

I went to my local tobacco store today to pick up a couple of cans of American Spirit tobacco and lo and behold the shelfs were almost empty. People have been stocking up as of late because of the oppressive tobacco tax coming our way. I normally pay 20 dollars a can but it will be double that on Wed. Packs of cigarettes will go up another dollar after already going up a dollar about a month back so they will be around 7 dollars a pack.



All I can say is that it's time whether I like… Continue

Added by Tara on March 30, 2009 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

'Israel treated its soldiers as guinea pigs'

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail.aspx?id=89618&sectionid=351020202



Israel has admitted to developing an anthrax vaccine through a secret research project involving tests on unaware army soldiers.



The Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday that the vaccine was tested on 716 soldiers while they had not been fully informed about the study, Ynet reported.



The project, codenamed "Omer 2", was held during the first part of the 1990s and the subjects were… Continue

Added by Tara on March 26, 2009 at 11:12am — 3 Comments

Black box reports no icing problems in deadly Buffalo crash

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090325/ap_on_go_ot/plane_into_home



Feds: Plane in Buffalo crash had stall warning



WASHINGTON – Federal safety investigators said Wednesday the flight data recorder from last month's air crash near Buffalo, N.Y., shows the plane's stall warning system had activated before the accident and there was some ice accumulation, but no mechanical problems were found with the plane.



The National Transportation Safety Board said the data "shows… Continue

Added by Tara on March 25, 2009 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

Is Libertarianism a Sign of Mental Illness?

Is Libertarianism a Sign of Mental Illness?

Posted by Daniel J. Mitchell



I don’t know whether this belongs in the comic-relief category or the future-threats category, but the Harvard Law School is having a conference to analyze the “free market mindset.” The basic premise of the conference seems to be that people who believe in limited government are psychologically troubled.



The conference schedule features presentations such as “How Thinking Like an Economist… Continue

Added by Tara on March 1, 2009 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

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