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U.S. Veteran Dispatch – McCain, etc.

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U.S. Veteran Dispatch

McCain, etc.

http://usvetdsp.com/ 

Articles On John McCain….

March 31, 2008 1 comment

Over the years, and the last few months in particular, I have posted many articles on John McCain. Some of these articles are entirely related to McCain; others realated to McCain only in part.

Lately, I have received several E-Mails from correspondents,  some who question or disagree with the articles.
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Married Troops Can Live Together in Iraq

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March 31, 2008

Married Troops Can Live Together in Iraq
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 3:10 p.m. ET

BAGHDAD (AP) — When American soldiers get off duty in Iraq, the men usually return to their quarters, the women to theirs. But Staff Sgt. Marvin Frazier gets to go back to a small trailer with two pushed-together single beds that he shares with his wife.
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UN Could Lead New 9/11 Investigation, Says Japanese MP

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UN Could Lead New 9/11 Investigation, Says Japanese MP
Fujita says potential move afoot to have global body probe suspicions surrounding terror attacks

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, March 31, 2008

 

Japanese member of Parliament Yukihisa Fujita told the Alex Jones Show yesterday that a potential new investigation of the 9/11 cover-up could be led by global parliamentarians he has been in contact with, or even by the United Nations itself.

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Paul’s supporters make inroads at GOP conventions

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Paul’s supporters make inroads at GOP conventions
Fort Worth Startlegram ^ | Sun, Mar. 30, 2008 | MIKE LEE
Posted on 03/31/2008 11:38:28 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative

FORT WORTH — Ron Paul supporters fought with local Republican leaders Saturday over control of local conventions and may have won the right to push their agenda at the state GOP convention.

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SOMEBODY HAS O’REILLY’s NUMBER!

March 31, 2008 1 comment

SOMEBODY HAS O’REILLY’s NUMBER!

At Media Matters for America, we monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Bill O’Reilly’s steady stream of misinformation gives us plenty of material, and we thought it particularly noteworthy when he denied making personal attacks, given that he has such a long history of making them.

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Obama’s Mentor Discovered….

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  Old-school politician mentored Obama

By CHRISTOPHER WILLS, Associated Press WriterMon Mar 31, 3:57 AM ET

The president of the Illinois Senate is sitting in his statehouse office, talking in gravelly tones about political strategies and counter-strategies. Out of nowhere, the theme from “The Godfather” begins playing.

It turns out to be the ringtone on his cell phone — an appropriate song for the man who amounts to Barack Obama’s political godfather.

Emil Jones Jr. helped Obama master the intricacies of the Legislature. When Democrats took control of the state Senate, Jones, though he risked offending colleagues who had toiled futilely on key issues under Republican rule, tapped Obama to take the lead on high-profile legislative initiatives that he now boasts about in his presidential campaign.

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The Essence of Liberty: Part 271 (1) The Supreme Court and “privacy”

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The Essence of Liberty: Part 271 (1) 

Compiled by 

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

A Summary of Gutzman, Kevin R.C. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Constitution 

(The book is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute at http://www.mises.org) 

Chapter 12: The Court’s Brave New World: From Affirmative Action to Sodomy 

The Supreme Court and “privacy”

The so-called right to privacy can not be found anywhere in the constitution. It was simply invented and developed by the Supreme Court along with other “rights” such as the “right” to contraception, abortion, homosexual sodomy and even a right not to have a state constitutional provision that bans officials from conferring special privileges upon homosexuals.

In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) a physician had been convicted of violating the state’s ban on prescribing contraceptives. He appealed claiming that the law violated the 14 th Amendment’s Due Process Clause—although it (the law) had nothing to do with protecting the rights of freed slaves. Only the magic of the Supreme Court could render such logic even remotely tenable.

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Convention fight? Great, get me a front row seat!

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Wes Vernon
Wes Vernon
March 31, 2008
The two-year presidential campaign has crashed and burned.

The Democrats

In this corner, ladies and gentlemen — the party that is stuck with two badly flawed candidates. Take your pick.

There is Barack Obama, whose pastor and mentor or “uncle” spews forth hatred for America, a monumental albatross given that voters in American elections are — well, Americans (other than those illegals who get away with putting their thumbs on the ballot box scale).

Then there is Hillary Clinton who lies — ooops! — “misspeaks” about being under sniper fire. (I jumped off the top of the Empire State Building without a parachute and landed gracefully on my feet. After that, I flew to Mars and got into a shootout with space aliens. Don’t believe me? Oh! I guess my memory is faulty — I misspoke.)
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Will Marine Show Trials End?

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Will Marine Show Trials End?
NewsMax ^ | March 30, 2008 | Nathaniel R. Helms
Posted on 03/31/2008 7:04:08 AM EDT by RedRover
The tarnished image of the Marine Corps continues to darken as more trials, more aquittals and more scandals corrode the brightly burnished steel that armors America’s premier fighting force.

Defense attorneys and beleaguered Marines say their cherished Corps’ surprise decision Friday to dismiss criminal charges against a Marine infantryman accused of mass murder at Haditha, Iraq, is just another billboard announcing the troubles plaguing Marine Corps morale today. Loyalty up and down the ranks, the bedrock on which the 232-year old fighting force was built, is under attack.

“First the Corps takes their innocence, and then the enemy tries to take their life, and then when they finally come home the government tries to take their freedom,” said James Culp, a military defense lawyer in Austin, Texas, who worked on the Haditha case for more than a year. “When does it ever end?”

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John McCain Leads the Gutless Old Party

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John McCain Leads the Gutless Old Party
North Star Writers Group ^ | March 31, 2008 | David Karki
Posted on 03/31/2008 5:43:15 AM PDT by Invisigoth

Increasingly, it seems that the Republican Party would rather quit or simply embrace liberalism than fight for the conservatism in which they used to believe. It doesn’t seem to matter how little they have left to lose. They’ll find some reason or other to keep going along in the same leftward direction as the Democrats, just a tiny bit more slowly.

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Yet Another Excuse To Crank Up Beer Prices!

March 31, 2008 1 comment

Grain prices soar globally (Governments Curb Exports, Fight Theft)
CS Monitor ^ | 03/27/08 | Daniel Ten Kate
Posted on 03/31/2008 6:22:27 AM EDT by TigerLikesRooster
Grain prices soar globally

Rice shortages are appearing across Asia. In Egypt, the Army is now baking bread to curb food riots.

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Defense Department Told: Restore Military Readiness

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Published: March 31, 2008

Defense Department Told: Restore Military Readiness

Jim Kouri, CPP

 

U.S. military forces, ground forces in particular, have operated at a high pace since the attacks of September 11, 2001, including the support of ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Between 2001 and July 2007, approximately 931,000 US Army and Marine Corps service members deployed for overseas military operations, including about 312,000 National Guard or Reserve members, according to the Department of Defense.

To support ongoing military operations and related activities, the U.S. Congress has appropriated billions of dollars since 2001, and through September 2007, the Department of Defense has reported obligating about $492.2 billion to cover these expenses, of which a large portion are related to readiness.

In addition, DOD’s annual appropriation, now totaling about $480 billion for fiscal year 2008, includes funds to cover readiness needs.
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TIPS? IS “TIPPING”: Outdated, Wrong, Extortion, A Humbug, Stupid, etc., etc.?

March 31, 2008 3 comments

TIPS? IS “TIPPING”: Outdated, Wrong, Extortion, A Humbug, Stupid, etc., etc.?

What do YOU think about “tipping”?
Are we being hoodwinked?
Are some of us just “cheap”?

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4,000 Deaths: Is It All About the Numbers?

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4,000 Deaths: Is It All About the Numbers?

Iraq war numbers abound: five years; 4,000 American military deaths; 28,500 more (or fewer) troops; $5,000 per second; and X number of Iraqi military and civilian casualties — where the X is unknown, at least here at home.

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Setting the Record Straight on Marijuana and Addiction

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by Paul Armentano
by Paul Armentano


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The U.S. government believes that America is going to pot – literally.

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Weaponizing the Pentagon’s Cyborg Insects

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by Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse
by Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse


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We at Tomdispatch love anniversaries. So how could we have forgotten DARPA’s for so many months? This very year, the Pentagon’s research outfit, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), turns 50 old. Happy birthday, DARPA! You were born as a response to the Soviet Union’s launching of the first earth-girdling satellite, Sputnik, which gave Americans a mighty shock. To prevent another “technological surprise” by the Soviets – or anybody else, any time, ever – the agency has grown into the Pentagon’s good right arm, always there to reach into the future and grab another wild idea for weaponization. Each year, DARPA now spends about $3 billion on a two-fold mission: “to prevent technological surprise for us and to create technological surprise for our adversaries.”

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Ride Herd On Local School Boards

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by Linda Schrock Taylor
by Linda Schrock Taylor


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I am stunned at how few citizens correctly evaluate government schools in America; at how many people misjudge their own local school districts. Parents are too often guilty of ignoring or recreating reality as they avoid the necessity of taking action. Too often parents are busy supporting their children in every kind of school activity…except those involving Reading, Writing, and ’Rithmetic. If children bring home A’s and B’s, all must been fine at school, right? Not always. Grade inflation has taken the meaning out of grades and scores. One only needs to teach freshman English classes at a college or university to remove any lingering doubts. However, the general population has neither the opportunities to see the whole picture, nor do they demand that policy makers and administrators keep them accurately informed. Remember, it is local school boards that are condoning and voting for policies that administrators request that they pass.

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The Colorful History of the German Nation

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by Sabine Barnhart
by Sabine Barnhart


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“The picture Ortega y Gassett draws of the mass man is not an attractive or flattering one, but Ortega is not a snob who simply excoriates the appalling habits and tastes of those below him in the social scale. For him, mass man is the man who has no transcendent purpose in life, who lives in an eternal present moment which he wants to make pleasurable in a gross and sensual way, who thinks that ever-increasing consumption is the end of life, who goes from distraction to distraction, who is prey to absurd fashions, who never thinks deeply and who, above all, has a venomous dislike of any other way of living but his own, which he instinctively feels as a reproach.”

~ Theodore Dalrymple

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Terror U What’s behind the boom in homeland-security and emergency-management majors?

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Terror U

The traditionally slow-moving education industry is churning out a slew of students with specialties in “mass catastrophe” and “international disaster.” More than 200 colleges have created homeland-security degree and certificate programs since 9/11, and another 144 have added emergency management with a terrorism bent.

Homeland security is outpacing most other majors in part because governments and corporations are hungry to hire professionals schooled in disaster. One-quarter of the top slots—from presidential appointments to high-level civil servants to scientific posts—at the Department of Homeland Security remained empty last year.

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Old Warrior

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by Charley Reese
by Charley Reese


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Republicans waited too late to nominate John McCain. When he ran in 2000, he was bright and alert, but they chose George W. Bush, the pseudo good old boy and country-wrecker. Now they want to hand the presidency to McCain, soon to be 72 years old. He’s not up to it.

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Spring Fling in Iran — Updating World War III

March 31, 2008 2 comments
by Captain Eric H. May
Special Military Correspondent
The Lone Star Iconoclast
March 30, 2008

Capt. Eric H. May
Military Analysis

The very term “global war” is a mere euphemism for World War III. We are caught up in it now, a vast struggle with no end in sight. The 2008 United States presidential election won’t change things, since it will simply pit a Republican who truly promises a war without end against a Democrat who falsely promises to end the war. It will be a meaningless coin toss: heads, war wins; tails, peace loses.
Many intellectuals, both those far to the right and far to the left, agree about this much. They also agree about the beginning date for the ongoing world war: September 11, 2001.
From a right-wing perspective, 9/11 is the day Al Qaeda terrorists carried out a new Pearl Harbor attack against us. A righteous sense of national unity ushered in a “post-9/11 reality,” and introduced words and concepts now familiar to all of us. We were protecting our “Homeland” by creating a “Patriot Act” and a “Department of Homeland Security.” We were conducting a “Global War on Terror” against an “Axis of Evil” led by “Islamofascists,” before they could carry out an even more devastating attack against us. The UK and Israel were our best friends in the “Generational War” that had been thrust upon us.

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Making Saints of Monsters by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

March 31, 2008 1 comment

Making Saints of Monsters

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo


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In response to an LRC review of a (Distortion of) History Channel “documentary” on Sherman’s march to the sea by Clyde Wilson, Valerie Protopapas of Huntington Station, New York, took it upon herself to go to the library and research Sherman herself. Sherman’s History Channel image of a heroic and benevolent egalitarian just sounded like, well, like a lie to her. So out of the blue she wrote Professor Wilson (who now describes himself as a recovering academic historian) that “the truth about Sherman and his genocidal beliefs (and tactics) is, like Lincoln’s views on race and slavery, well reported but ignored.”

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The 3,000 Secret Russian Soldiers who fought in Vietnam speak out… What of Russians in Angola?

March 30, 2008 1 comment

 




African Crisis

The 3,000 Secret Russian Soldiers who fought in Vietnam speak out… What of Russians in Angola?

Date Posted: Sunday 30-Mar-2008

[But this is good! I'm glad the Russians are speaking about where they were! It was all hushed up and secret at the time. Ditto for Angola in the 1970's and 1980s. There were over 3,200 Russian officers and others from the Warsaw pact in Angola assisting, advising and even commanding the forces there!

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Jihad USA: Confronting the Threat of Homegrown Terror

March 30, 2008 1 comment

Jihad USA: Confronting the Threat of Homegrown TerrorThursday , March 27, 2008

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Law enforcement officials and security experts are warning against the threat of homegrown terrorism as several cases involving alleged American jihadists enter the courts.

“The public is getting complacent,” New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly tells FOX News. Kelly, who was the police commissioner during the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, has developed a task force of counterterrorism officers trained to spot jihadists.

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Reconstituting America – the 2008 Election

March 30, 2008 1 comment

Reconstituting America – the 2008 Election

“The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case.” Thomas Paine, Dissertation on the First Principles of Government

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THE LEGEND OF DEADEYE DICK

March 30, 2008 2 comments

March 30, 2008

By Dr. W.R. Marshall, Ph.D

NewsWithViews.com

This here is the story of a man, a powerful man who run the whole dang country for a while, then, not too long ago, he jus’ up and disappeared; his name was Deadeye Dick Cheney. (Nobody knows how he come by the name “Deadeye,” but I’ll bet that story is a humdinger.)

He was born on the great plains of the mid-west. Some say his father’s name was Richard, other say it was Lucifer. Ain’t a soul around who knows for sure…’ceptin maybe Lucifer. Soon after bein’ born, Deadeye found hisself in the Wyoming terror-tories. There he grew into a fine young man who flunked out of Yale and had few run-ins with Johnny-law for driving his automobile after taking a nip or two.

He come outta that mess with a clear head and when it came time serve his country and fight the godless commies, he told Uncle Sam he had other priorities…five times.

Eventually he had to serve somewhere (the someone ain’t quite so clear), so got hisself elected to Congress and served there a while. But ol’ Deadeye wasn’t a fella who thought small, and being a congressmen was small potatoes. So he worked his way up.

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HOW TO GET PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OUT OF YOUR TAP WATER

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The People’s Chemist
March 30, 2008

By Shane Ellison M. Sc.

NewsWithViews.com

One of the consequences of being “one nation under drugs” is being exposed to toxic, prescription drug metabolites via your tap water! Fortunately, with the right water filter, you can avoid it.

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“Feminists take it as an article of faith that only husbands abuse their wives.”

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THE INTELLECTUAL PERVERSION OF THE VAWA MAFIA

By Carey Roberts
March 30, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

When professor Suzanne Steinmetz published the results of her survey on domestic violence, no one had prepared her for the firestorm that would ensue. You see, feminists take it as an article of faith that only husbands abuse their wives.

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OPRAH AND TOLLE FUEL NEW AGE REVIVAL

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By Berit Kjos

March 30, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

“This book’s main purpose is … to bring about a shift in consciousness…. Not everyone is ready yet, but many are, and with each person who awakens, the momentum in the collective consciousness grows.”[1,p.6-7] Eckhart Tolle

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Re Are We Headed To Jericho? by Chuck Baldwin….

March 29, 2008 1 comment

Attention:
The following article by Chuck Baldwin was recently posted to my GyG Blogs….
Someone has now linked/posted this article to the CBS Jericho Message Board at…

http://tinyurl.com/2snf7k

I have no idea about Jericho on tv–have never seen it.
Apparently the show has now been cancelled, and folks are trying to get it back on the air (see above link).

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Fox News: “Media ‘Talking Down’ the Economy to Get a Dem Elected?”

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Published on NewsBusters.org (http://newsbusters.org)
Created 2008-03-29 11:55
Just how obvious is it that the media’s economic and business coverage is so negatively skewed that it has to be part of a political agenda in an election year?Obvious enough for the folks at Fox News to do an entire segment Saturday morning asking the extraordinary question: “Media ‘Talking Down’ the Economy to Get a Dem Elected?

“Liberation Theology (Marxism/Class Warfare)….”

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THE MESSIAH HAS LANDED?

By Betty Freauf

March 29, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

The day was March 21, 2008. Instead of Oregonians in the Willamette Valley flocking to Good Friday services at local churches they rushed to auditoriums by the thousands to hear Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama preach his social gospel of liberation theology (Marxism/class warfare), which he learned under the tutelage of his pastor of 20 years, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Only a few talk show heads have mentioned the phrase “liberation theology” but no one actually explains it.
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McCAIN’S INCOHERENT NEW WORLD ORDER

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McCAIN’S INCOHERENT NEW WORLD ORDER

By Cliff Kincaid

March 29, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

In his March 26 speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, McCain never mentioned the need to preserve American sovereignty. He could have reassured conservatives by stating his forthright opposition to Senate ratification of the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty, which provides for international control over billions of dollars worth of oil, gas and minerals and undermines American claims to North Pole riches. But he chose not to.

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World Toilet Day

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World Toilet Day
http://www.wateraid.org/international/about_us/oasis/autumnwinter_06/4881.asp ^
Posted on 03/29/2008 2:59:56 AM EDT by stickman20089
Well, for one, the average person spends three years of their life on the loo – so there is plenty of time to think about it! But, while it is easy to laugh about toilets, or rather the lack of them, it is a very serious issue.

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Lost Patriots

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Washington Times
March 28, 2008
Pg. 19

Lost Patriots
By Cal Thomas

BOSTON — Following Sept. 11, 2001, a day of infamy on which nearly 3,000 died at the hands of terrorists, the New York Times began publishing the names and pictures of the dead. I made a deliberate effort to look at those pictures and to read each victim’s name and hometown. I wanted to identify with them as much as possible.

Now the Times has published more pictures, names and ages, this time of American war dead. They are part of the 4,000 to have fallen in Iraq and nearly another 500 in Afghanistan since those wars began. They — and their families — deserve our gratitude.

Some politicians who oppose the war — mostly Democrats, but a few Republicans — offer obligatory and oblique references to “the troops” and their bravery, while undermining their sacrifice and objectives by calling for their immediate withdrawal. That is not a policy, unless one regards surrender and retreat only to fight a bloodier war another day policy.
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INTO THE VORTEX….

March 29, 2008 1 comment

“It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go…We are living in the end of the sovereign states…In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish…Countless people…will hate the new world order…and will die protesting against it.” — H.G. Wells
“I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” — General Douglas MacArthur……..
http://www.newswithviews.com/Schwiesow/jim38.htm
by Sheriff Jim Schweisow, Ret.
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“weaponry of warfare is too dangerous to be left in the hands of the people….”

March 29, 2008 1 comment
Today, the American people are told that times have changed. The weaponry of warfare is too dangerous to be left in the hands of the people. But the Second Amendment, like the First Amendment, was placed in the Constitution not to be abandoned because government officials have now found it unfit for “the needs of the moment,” as the Oregon Supreme Court warned in 1980…….”
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How Not To Write American History

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Daily Article | Posted on 3/28/2008 by

[This article is excerpted from a longer report written in 1961 for the Volker Fund and the National Book Foundation on a two-volume American history textbook, A History of the American Republic, by George B. DeHuszar. The full memo will be included in the forthcoming collection Renaissance Man, edited by David Gordon. Audiobook recordings of Murray Rothbard's own narrative history of colonial America — Conceived in Liberty, read by Dr. Floy Lilley — are available for free download.]

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JOHN McCAIN THE MOST FLAWED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN HISTORY

March 28, 2008 1 comment
Even if this is only half-true, all I can say is, what a mess we have made. — thegunny, 419
 
from the VERY Conservative Press . . .
 
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:05 AM
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JOHN McCAIN
THE MOST FLAWED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN HISTORY

It is now clear that what is left of the Republicon Party, after being fatally poisoned by the Bush administration, intents to commit suicide by nominating Senator John McCain (R-Hanoi) for the presidency.  Where do I start?

THE EARLY YEARS

McCain spent his boyhood in exclusive boarding schools where staffers were paid to put up with his tirades. We all did some immature things before we matured. But with McCain, the tirades continue today.
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Captain Courageous and the Shockingly Awful Quicksand War….

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‘First In’ Honors: The Infowar Of Capt. Eric H. May

Honors Recognition

As much as I may feel humbled as a former Marine officer to grant “first in” honors to an Army cavalry and intelligence counterpart (after all, “First To Fight” has always been a U.S. Marine Corps motto), we must give credit to those who lead the charge.

It is now the fifth anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq, and of the extraordinary intellectual evolution by Captain Eric May. He peeled back layers of deception to expose America’s real enemies (from within) — and possibly sacrificed his own life in the process.

Captain May published five military op-eds in the Houston Chronicle. They are most impressive in their prescience. In 1992 the junior general staff officer accurately predicted the course of the future Iraq War. He also accurately predicted forthcoming events in Somalia. In 2003 he wrote a terror target analysis of the Houston petrochemical district that became standard text for local first responder training within a year. His two early Iraq War essays anticipated a quicksand war in the Middle East that might well turn into World War III. This viewpoint seemed outlandish at the time, but now it is standard among mainstream Bush critics. Four out of five essays have been spot on, and he has worked tirelessly to prevent the fifth forecast, namely the nuking of Houston, from becoming true.

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Lone Star Lone Ranger

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EDITORIAL
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 – By W. Leon Smith, Iconoclast Publisher

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Lone Star Lone Ranger

There are only two possible views of Captain Eric H. May, who has been the Iconoclast intelligence correspondent for the last two years.

The first, cogently presented by Marine Corps Major William B. Fox in his article, Captain Courageous: The Infowar of Eric H. May, is that he is brilliant and brave officer of historic consequence. According to this view, Captain May self-mobilized to answer the call of duty and country at a time when such dedication was most needed.

The second is that Captain May is either delusional or deceitful, or both. According to this view, he has consistently written, spoken and acted on the most controversial events and issues of our times in a vainglorious attempt at self aggrandizement.

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Bank on it — your every transaction triggers snooping by Bob Barr….

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Bank on it — your every transaction triggers snooping
by Bob Barr
special to Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:00 AM
I am not an Eliot Spitzer fan. The now-former New York governor and I have disagreed privately and publicly on any number of issues, mostly involving questions of prosecutorial abuse. Still, I have great concern with the manner in which his fall from grace was orchestrated, and with the federal laws and regulations on which it was based. The sad saga of Spitzer should concern every American, or at least all those who maintain accounts at any financial institution or who engage in any form of electronic financial transactions.

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I Choose Hope

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by Thomas R. Eddlem
by Tom R. Eddlem


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With Ron Paul out of the presidential race, the age-old pleas of Washington lobbyists are as predictable as the tides:

“We’ve got to unite behind McCain, even if he is the lesser of two evils.”

“The Democrats would be much worse than any Republican.”

“We’ve got to stop Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, or our country is doomed.”

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Fred Reed: www.fredoneverything.com

March 28, 2008 2 comments
Their Own Self
FRED Columns

“In five years I have encountered no hostility from Mexicans who have always lived in Mexico. The five or six men who were aggressively hostile all spoke barrio English. They had spent time in the US. Think about it.” 

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Nickel Rant: Mr. Mental Explains Everything You Need To Know About Economics by Edgar J. Steele

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Note:  Please tune in tomorrow morning at 8am ET to 2004-Libertarian-Party-Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik’s radio show, “Lighting the Fires of Liberty.”  As Michael so graciously puts it, I will be “cohosting” the two-hour show with him.  We’ve done this a couple of times before and always had immense fun.  Please join us.  In fact, do that literally by calling in to (512) 646-1984 or (888) 202-1984 and joining in with questions (and corrections, of course).  I understand that Mr. Mental might actually put in an appearance during the show, too.  Tune in via the Internet to http://www.wtprn.com/listen.shtml (at 5am PDT for those of us on the Left Coast).

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Before Rockefeller, There Was Rothschild By Deanna Spingola

March 28, 2008 2 comments

Before Rockefeller, There Was Rothschild

By Deanna Spingola
27 March 2008

 

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Greedy resource seizure put England into desperate financial straits. From 1642 to 1649, goldsmiths and successful merchants helped finance the English Revolution as well as Oliver Cromwell’s pursuit and execution of King Charles. The government of King William III (reigned from February 13, 1689 to March 8, 1702) was in desperate need of money. William Patterson, seeing an exploitive opportunity, assembled a cartel of wealthy men who agreed to loan the king £1.2 million on the condition that the king pay 8% interest per year. Additionally, the cartel wanted the king to grant a charter creating The Bank of England (established July 27, 1694) which would give the cartel the “sole and exclusive right” to issue notes unprotected by bank assets. [1]

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ARE WE HEADED FOR JERICHO?

March 28, 2008 1 comment
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin

March 28, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

A friend recently turned me on to the CBS television series, Jericho. I watch so little network television that I confess to never having seen the show before this week. Obviously, then, I am quite uninformed as to the overall plot and previous episodes. What I saw Tuesday evening, however, stunned me. Why? Because it very aptly depicted what could become a very real-life scenario for these United States in the not-so-distant future.

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The Essence of Liberty: Part 270 (1) Sex discrimination and the 14th Amendment

March 28, 2008 Leave a comment
The Essence of Liberty: Part 270 (1) 

Compiled by 

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

A Summary of Gutzman, Kevin R.C. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Constitution 

(The book is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute at http://www.mises.org) 

Chapter 12: The Court’s Brave New World: From Affirmative Action to Sodomy 

Sex discrimination and the 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment says nothing about sex discrimination. During the 1860s-70s, Congress omitted language from the 15 th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. A hundred years later, it was ready to break new legislative ground.

In Frontiero v. Richardson (1973), Justice Brennan opined that sex discrimination was on par with race discrimination. If his had been the prevailing opinion, the Court would have once again passed a constitutional amendment into law.

In Craig v. Boren (1976) the Court invalidated an Oklahoma law setting the male drinking age at 21 and the female at 18. In making the law, the Oklahoma legislature had relied on the evidence that boys 18 to 20 were 11 times more likely to be arrested for alcohol-related driving infractions than those aged 21 or older. But, Justice Brennan substituted his “elevated expertise” for the wisdom of a local, elected legislature. There is no relationship between this ruling and the court’s previous definition of the Equal Protection Clause being for the purpose of protecting freed slaves from their masters.

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WITCHCRAFT ON THE HOME SHOPPING NETWORK?

March 28, 2008 Leave a comment
WITCHCRAFT ON THE HOME SHOPPING NETWORK?

By Marsha West

March 28, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

Last week I received an email from a pastor asking if I’d help inform the public of the Home Shopping Network’s participation in peddling witchcraft. Included in Dr. Greg Allen’s email was a letter addressed to HSN accusing the company of selling materials with spiritual principles that can be used to “teach their ‘power’ and promote New Age spirituality.” It seems HSN is marketing the Evolve with John Edward collection. Since I don’t watch HSN, I have no idea what products are being peddled to the public. So I needed to visit the website.

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