Archive for September, 2008
God bless America and its citizens suffering the unintended consequences of government intervention in the free enterprise system
The Community Reinvestment Act was passed into law by the 95th United States Congress in 1977 as a result of national grassroots pressure for affordable housing, and despite considerable opposition from the mainstream banking community. The purpose of the CRA is to provide credit, including home ownership opportunities to underserved populations and commercial loans to small businesses.
– Wikipedia, Community Reinvestment Act, as cited in the YouTube video
Burning Down the House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?
Keeping the Faith: Damian Williams says his transfer to USC was divinely driven. Williams’ faith in such scripture [as Proverbs 16:9] is why he wears cardinal and gold today. On Tuesday afternoons, you can catch him on campus sharing his faith and inviting people to a study group he co-founded.
– Adam Maya
The Orange County Register
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
– Proverbs 16:9
According to a new Baylor University survey on religion, 55% of all adults say they’ve been ‘protected from harm by a guardian angel.’ This number surprised the study’s authors, and includes 66% of evangelical Protestants, 57% of Catholics, 49% of ‘other religions’ and even 20% of those who say they have ‘no religion’!
– Michael Medved
and everything of mine is yours, and everything of yours is mine.
– John 17:10
Memo to law enforcement investigators tracking down who broke into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account: Gabriel Ramuglia might be a good place to start. ‘Usually, this sort of thing would be hard to track down because it’s Yahoo email,’ said the 25-year-old operator of Ctunnel.com, the browsing proxy service used by the group that hacked into the vice presidential candidate’s personal email account. ‘Since they were dumb enough to post a full screenshot that showed most of the URL, I should be able to find that in my log.’
– Dan Goodin
Not Quite Anonymous, The Register
Try stuff. Luck is a big part of many successes, so (a) don’t get too bummed out when you see a bozo succeed; and (b) luck favors the people who try stuff, not simply think and analyze. As the Chinese say, ‘One must wait for a long time before a Peking duck flies into your mouth.’
– Guy Kawasaki
Five most important lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur
Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
– Lou Holtz (NCAA football and NFL head coach)