Open Thread, Thursday 16 January 2014

Chart of Overall Economic Freedom Rankings by Country, from the Heritage Foundation.
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According to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, published by the Heritage Foundation, the USA failed to make it into the top 10 countries again. Those top 10 countries were:

1. Hong Kong, 2. Singapore, 3. Australia, 4. Switzerland, 5. New Zealand,
6. Canada, 7. Chile, 8. Mauritius, 9. Ireland, 10. Denmark.

The U.S. was ranked #12, below Estonia. Since Zimbabwe is #176, and we seem to be trying to be like Zimbabwe, we still have a ways yet to fall, but it should be noted that one of the countries that beat us, Mauritius, is not very far, geographically, from Zimbabwe. ย Hat tip: The Blaze.

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23 Responses to Open Thread, Thursday 16 January 2014

  1. freedom1781 says:

    UN climate chief declares communism best for fighting global warming

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/01/16/un-climate-chief-declares-communism-best-for-fighting-global-warming/

    Un-effin-believable.

  2. freedom1781 says:

    He hasn’t even been in office a week yet….

    With Terry McAuliffe in Office, VA Lawmakers Announce Push for Gun Control
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/15/With-Terry-McAuliffe-In-Office-VA-Lawmkers-Announce-Push-For-Gun-Control

  3. tessa50 says:

    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/boy-faces-battery-charge-in-new-mexico-school-shooting

    Perhaps it doesn’t matter as he is being tried as a juvenile, but why isn’t this attempted murder?

  4. Holy Schamoley. From the Knuckledraggin’ blog.

  5. solaratov says:

    Just found this site at Knuckledraggin’. It looks like another good one to use. Lots of stuff (manuals, etc.) to download for free.

    https://uscrow.org/

    Sample of articles…
    Popular Articles
    * How to make Thermite Grenades for Vehicle and Equipment Disabling
    * Critical Items for Survival Shelters
    * How to disable MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Light Armored Vehicles
    * How to make Tannerite, a legal compound under federal law.
    * The 15 Commandments of Tactical Camouflage
    * Homemade Explosives Guide for after the SHTF
    * New Army FM Manuals to Download

    ๐Ÿ‘ฟ III

  6. solaratov says:

    It’s about time something like this happened. I hope a lot more people file charges….

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/01/15/tsa-pat-down-at-dia-leads-to-sex-assault-investigation/

    III

  7. Sen. Tom Coburn: The only way to fix Washington is to hold a convention of the states and limit their power. Hat tip: Cardigan at iOTW.
    http://therightscoop.com/tom-coburn-the-only-way-to-fix-washington-is-to-have-a-convention-of-the-states-and-limit-their-power/

  8. I don’t blame him for being skeptical.

    Figures.

    Onward brave hound!

  9. solaratov says:

    Warning! Probably NSFW…
    Certainly crass…
    Definitely in bad taste…
    Rude, crude and socially unacceptable…

    BUT…FUNNY AS HELL……

    ๐Ÿ‘ฟ III

  10. ZurichMike says:

    Ah! Switzerland keeping the freedom flame alive in Europe. But of course. ZurichMike is here! ๐Ÿ™‚

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