25 July 2006

Arrow's "Impossibility Theorem" Still Applies: The Cases of China and India

The great American economist Kenneth Arrow won the Nobel Prize in Economics in the 1950's when he mathematically proved that you cannot have both democracy and efficiency. It's either one or the other. The Republic of Singapore comes immediately to mind.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes of the BBC, who is not a fan of the Chinese government, recounts his experiences in both Beijing and New Delhi and basically affirms Arrow's "Impossibility Theorem."

20 July 2006

"No Puedo Pagar"

"No puedo pagar." I cannot pay. That's a ubiquitous Spanish phrase these days in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. No puedo pagar, and the illegal aliens get "food coupons" for free food. No puedo pagar, and they get a free UNIVERSITY education. No puedo pagar, and the same illegals get free state-of-the-art health care. No puedo pagar, and they get to go free when they rearend your car.

Yes, there are classes in this country: One class of people who work 16-hour days and get
(t)axed so that the other class of illegal aliens and their ilk who don't do any work and get everything gratis. Isn't America grand?

19 July 2006

"Because We All Came From the Sea": Fish With Human Teeth

"I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came."

JFK's quote is appropriate here. Fish with human teeth found in Texas.

12 July 2006

Wash., DC: America's Falluja

Rapes and robberies of tourists have increased dramatically. One visitor, a British national, was decapitated. This is what happens when sinecuristic liberals are put in high places because of corruption and nepotism. Charles Ramsey is still police chief in DC? His department couldn't even find Chandra Levy's body. It was a National Park officer who found it, which was located in an easily accessible area.


11 July 2006

Dallas Hospital Over-Run by Illegals

For many years, the illegals have and continue to decimate the hospital systems of California, in particular those in Southern California. Now, they have turned their destructive rampage on the Texan hospital systems.

07 July 2006

06 July 2006

FR Staff Go on Fast

For Immediate Release
10:00 AM PDT July 6, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
In solidarity with anti-war babe Cindy Sheehan and other Hollywood elites, Fairbank Report staff Jonathan Fairbank and Michael Henchard will forgo their 3 PM high tea for one week starting today. Both gentlemen will, of course, continue to partake in their usual breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as the occasional light snacks.

05 July 2006

How Prescient We Were: "$3 Gas is Cheap"

In September 2005, the FR commented that $3 per gallon of gas in the United States is quite cheap relative to what we can afford to pay. This summer's travel season has certainly proved us right. Freeways and streets continue to be gridlocked as more people than ever take to the roads with SUVs and other motor vehicles.

As oil prices surpassed $75 per barrel today, we note that the market has agreed with our 2005 analysis that the average American can afford to pay more than $3 per gallon of gas -- perhaps even $7 per gallon.

So for all these years of $1.25 gas or even $2.25 gas, the American people have been robbing their government blind. All this time, we should have been paying $7 per gallon of gas because this is our affordability threshold.

19th Century Thinking: "No Dogs and Chinese Allowed" !!!!

Photo: Shanghaiist.com

During the late 19th century and early 20th century, chunks of Chinese real estate, known as "concessions," were divided among the Western imperialist powers (although, it should be noted that China was never colonized by any power.)

It was not uncommon then to see signs posted in parks and clubhouses equating Chinese to dogs.

The picture above, however, was taken recently in Shanghai, China. It's probably one of those bad translations, which are ubiquitous throughout Asia. Nevertheless, it's disturbing: It proves that 19th-century memes still live amongst the Chinese, in spite of Liberation in 1949 and the Cultural Revolution...

More on this interesting placard, see here.

03 July 2006

Hero Laid to Rest on Patriotic Weekend

Pfc Thomas Tucker, one of three Marines who were killed last month in Iraq and one of two who were brutally tortured and murdered by Satanic elements, was laid to rest in his home state of Oregon over the weekend. See Kristian Menchaca's funeral services under the title "Liberator's Homecoming."

God's Speed, Roger!

Roger Ebert is my favorite film critic and one of the best writers in print media. I usually refer/defer to his analytical and incisive written critiques before selecting a film on DVD or attending cinema. And he has been writing movie critiques since 1967!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Roger!


Happy Independence Day, 2006

Please rise for the national anthem en Espanol.