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A Living Lie

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A Living Lie

By Thomas Sowell

An e-mail from a reader said that, while Hillary Clinton tells lies, Barack Obama is himself a lie. That is becoming painfully apparent with each new revelation of how drastically his carefully crafted image this election year contrasts with what he has actually been saying and doing for many years.

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Obey Your Masters in All Things

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Obey Your Masters in All Things

by William L. Anderson
by William L. Anderson


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A Nation of Sheep, Napolitano, Andrew P. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2007. 240 Pages, Amazon Sale Price $17.15.

As I write this review of Judge Andrew Napolitano’s A Nation of Sheep, I am about 37,000 feet above the ground in a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. That means that I dutifully took off my shoes, belt and whatever else I had on my being that was metallic and went sheep-like through the infamous Transportation Security Administration gauntlet.

On my trip to the airport, I made sure I did not violate speed limits – or at least drive fast enough to be conspicuous on the highway – and at the rest stops, I did not park in the spaces that were reserved for Pennsylvania state troopers. Once on the plane, I did not violate FAA regulations or do anything that would call unwanted attention to me. When we land in Las Vegas, I will make sure that I do exactly what the authorities tell me, and when I fly back home in four days, you can bet I will not place my flying “privileges” in jeopardy.

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New Regulations Will Shape the Next Crisis

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New Regulations Will Shape the Next Crisis

by Gary North
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Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson put forth a number of “new” ideas for changes in the regulatory structures. Nothing I saw will help all that much in the current crisis. It’s more like re-arranging the deck chairs as the ship is going down. It seems like most of it is being proposed to prevent another crisis like the one we are in from occurring in the future. That simply insures that Wall Street will have to invent whole new ways to create a crisis in the future. I am sure they will be up to the task. ~ John Mauldin (April 4, 2008)

We have seen this before….

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Obedience as a Radical Act

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Obedience as a Radical Act

by Butler Shaffer
by Butler Shaffer


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A recent news story told of cities that are removing their cameras that photograph cars running red lights at certain intersections. The reason? Drivers are aware of such devices and, rather than run the risk of getting a ticket in the mail, they stop in time. One would think making intersections safer might be a cause for self-congratulatory celebration at city hall. Not so. By reducing red-light violations, cities have also reduced the revenues coming from the traffic tickets.

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Why Limited Representative Government Fails

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 by Michael S. Rozeff
by Michael S. Rozeff

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Government failure

This article presents a theory of why limited representative government fails. I cannot launch into that theory without first asking the reader either to agree with me that it does fail or to accept that premise provisionally inasmuch as I intend to explain why that failure has happened.

When I say that government has failed, I mean, for one thing, that it has failed the American people at large, or that it has failed to enhance the general welfare as it makes the claim to. Government has succeeded in enriching and empowering certain specific persons and groups, but that success, from the viewpoint of the population at large, is simply evidence of failure in my terms. I also mean that limited representative government has failed on its own terms by not remaining limited.

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U.S. Military Targets Southeast Colorado

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U.S. Military Targets Southeast Colorado

Part 1 of 3

By Deanna Spingola

April 15, 2008

 

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Property seizures in other countries are considered totalitarian. When they occur at the hands of the corporate-controlled U.S. government they are apparently condoned and even facilitated by the courts whose job it is to reign in this kind of abuse. The monopoly media, including “conservative” talk radio, is an information filtering system masquerading as “news.” They habitually conceal government land grabs and other privatization schemes like the current controversy in southeastern Colorado. The army is attempting to seize property, claiming they need extra land to better prepare the troops. What’s really behind this patriotic-let’s-help-the-troops endeavor? Call it what they will, land seizure is land seizure and violates the public trust.

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Feminism is Bad for the Environment

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Feminism is Bad for the Environment

Thirty-eight years after the first Earth Day, our progressive friends continue their long, green march through the institutions.

One doomsday scenario after another has fueled their anxiety and goosed them onwards.

At Earth Day I in 1970, biologist Paul Ehrlich promised a “Population Bomb” that would kill as many as a half a billion people in the next ten or so years and only that few if a new Pope “gives his blessing to abortion.”

By 1975, the doomsday du jour was global cooling, whose “ominous signs,” Newsweek promised, “may portend a drastic decline in food production.”

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The Essence of Liberty Chapter 6: Was Lincoln a Dictator?

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A Condensed Version of The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda and an Unnecessary War by Thomas J. DiLorenzo. Prima. 352 pp. $24.95 

Condensed by 

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

Chapter 6: Was Lincoln a Dictator?

The historical evidence is that the Founding Fathers were highly protective of a strict construction of the Constitution. For example, Madison vetoed an internal improvement appropriation because such was not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution. Jefferson said that the Constitution had to be amended before such things could be permitted.

The founders jealously protected the rights of free speech, freedom of association and the right of secession. Alien and Sedition Acts were quickly abandoned as an interference with free speech and led to the collapse of the Federalist party. New England Federalists openly threatened secession and, in effect, did by refusing to send militia for the War of 1812.

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The Teenaged Lawman Who Fought Off 80 Men

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 By Brad Steiger
4-16-8

 
On a dry, dusty day in 1884, a Texas cowboy named Charlie McCarty was happily drunk in the mud-hut New Mexico town of Frisco. His strong sense of loyalty to his home state, coupled with the whiskey that warmed his insides, soon erupted into yells about the Alamo and wild shots from his six-gun.
 
Charlie McCarty was one of the Slaughter Ranch cowboys [not the same John H. Slaughter who cleaned up Tombstone], who often frequented the upper plaza of the village of Frisco, and the villagers knew that if any of the Slaughter men were bothered by a mere New Mexican, an entire army of cowboys from the ranch would descend on the town and leave nothing untouched. So they usually tolerated Charlie McCarty and his roughshod compadres shooting up their town and doing whatever it might be that made them contented….
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Slavery: Paper Tiger of the Politically Correct by Al Benson, Jr.

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16 April 2008
Slavery: Paper Tiger of the Politically Correct

by Al Benson, Jr.

 
How much have we all heard in the past couple decades about how our Confederate symbols all represent nothing but slavery, or nazism or oppression or some other such contrived garbage? 

The Most Powerful People in America

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The Most Powerful People in America

 

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

 

16/04/08 “ICH” — – They are not the rich and superrich, nor the politically powerful running the two-party plutocracy, nor the greedy heads of banking and finance companies, and certainly not the media moguls and bloviating pundits.

 

The most powerful people are US, American consumers that account for over 70 percent of the economy.  It is exactly now, when the economy is in the toilet, that consumers hold the maximum power.  So why are we the people still deluding ourselves that the path to a better future rests on electing a new president?

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Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine and Virginia Tech

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Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine and Virginia Tech

by Anthony Gregory
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This week in April marks the fourteenth anniversary of the Waco massacre, the eighth anniversary of Columbine, and, in years to come, the anniversary of the largest mass shooting in American history – the massacre at Virginia Tech.

It is also the twelfth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which itself was carried out precisely two years after the Waco standoff ended in a deadly conflagration.

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The Martial Law Act of 2006

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The Martial Law Act of 2006

By James Bovard

15/04/08 “Lew Rockwell” — Martial law is perhaps the ultimate stomping of freedom. And yet, on September 30, 2006, Congress passed a provision in a 591-page bill that will make it easy for President Bush to impose martial law in response to a terrorist “incident.” It also empowers him to effectively declare martial law in response to what he or other federal officials label a shortfall of “public order” – whatever that means.

It took only a few paragraphs in a $500 billion, 591-page bill to raze one of the most important limits on federal power. Congress passed the Insurrection Act in 1807 to severely restrict the president’s ability to deploy the military within the United States. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 tightened those restrictions, imposing a two-year prison sentence on anyone who used the military within the United States without the express permission of Congress. (This act was passed after the depredations of the U.S. military throughout the Southern states during Reconstruction.)

But there is a loophole: Posse Comitatus is waived if the president invokes the Insurrection Act.

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Today’s Toons….

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In Defense of Anti-Semitism – Reloaded by Edgar J. Steele

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 In Defense of Anti-Semitism – Reloaded
by Edgar J. Steele

April 17, 2008  

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“An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. 
Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.”

     – Joseph Sobran (Sobran’s, Sep. 2002.)

My name is Edgar J. Steele.

I really need to update and reissue more of my older pieces than I have been doing.  Readers often point out something I wrote years ago, causing me to ferret it out of my archives myself and read it again with fresh eyes, as though reading somebody else’s work for the first time.  If it seems fresh and worthwhile to me, I figure, it will be even fresher to those who never had a chance to read it in the first place.  Besides, it amazes me how well so much has stood up over time.

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FRED Columns: On Generals Testifying Before Congress

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 FRED Columns

On Generals Testifying Before Congress


April 14, 2008

 
                Whenever I see that some dismal general will testify to Congress regarding the war against         
                Iraq, I imagine the first paragraph of his Power Point presentation:

“All metrics show a downsurge in the violence in Iraq, and a continuing improvement in indicators of the production of a better life. Next slide. The Iranians are aiding the enemies of America, and must be bombed. This is a recording.”

What solemn, fraudulent, emetic mummery. Congressmen will—do—ask the General puffball questions, after which they will do whatever the President tells them to do. I can make no criticism of this. It is the American way. Still, may I suggest a few questions I would like to see the General, any general, asked?
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IMMIGRATION’S EDUCATION IMPACT: AMERICA LOSING ITS MIND

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IMMIGRATION’S EDUCATION IMPACT: AMERICA LOSING ITS MIND

 

 

By Frosty Wooldridge
April 17, 2008
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As a long time teacher from the 1970s, I witnessed America’s fall from educational excellence to intellectual mediocrity. Or worse—our educational system evicted unending functionally illiterate kids into mainstream society!

My principal ‘encouraged’ me to promote students to the next grade level even when they failed to demonstrate competence at their grade level. Those kids faltered in the classroom because their parents failed them as to homework and educational attitude.

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THE PRODIGAL NATION

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THE PRODIGAL NATION

 

By Coach Dave Daubenmire
April 17, 2008

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Prodigal–a person who spends, or has spent, his or her money or substance with wasteful extravagance; spendthrift.

Did you see this? Food costs are rising faster in America than anytime in the last two decades. Is it any wonder?

We are burning our food. It is the last sign of foolishness in the mind of secular man. We live in a society today where God and the things of God are deemed foolish. It is right out of Romans 1.

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THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA MUST BEGIN AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

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THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA MUST BEGIN AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

 

 

 

By Tom DeWeese
April 17, 2008
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It is now obvious that Rep. Ron Paul will not be elected President of the United States in November 2008. There are those who have predicted that the Republic will die if Paul is not occupying the White House next January. A dire prediction, most certainly overstated, but considering the candidates left in the offering, it can be said with equal certainty that the Republic is going to be severely damaged by the next administration.

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US GOV’T. FAILING TO PREVENT DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION

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US GOV’T. FAILING TO PREVENT DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION

 

 

 

Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
by Jim Kouri
April 17, 2008
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The discovery in 2004 of lead contamination in the District of Columbia’s drinking water resulted in an administrative order between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the District’s Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), requiring WASA to take a number of corrective actions.

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MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS FAIL LICENSURE TESTING, HOMESCHOOLERS ARE NEXT

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by Heidi Cappadona

April 16, 2008
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On Monday, April 7th, The Boston Herold featured an article by Michael Graham about school teachers in Massachusetts who have failed an eighth to tenth grade level test numerous times and are allowed to remain as teachers in the public schools soon to be backed by the Massachusetts Democrats in Senate who unanimously voted for a waiver program for teachers who fail the test at least three times. Like swinging a dead rat in a marketplace everyone who sees this is horrified. Of course, this is the reaction the Democrats in Massachusetts and The Boston Herold, and most likely Graham are looking for and they’re getting it as thousands of American families are up in arms concerned for the education of their children. Why would the Massachusetts Senate vote to give them a waiver for failing three times? Why bother trying to pass at all if by failing they achieve easy success? Who would not agree with this logical fallacy? This is the very reason we need to look for something more beneath the obvious emotionally charged surface.

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CELL PHONE COVER-UP, IS YOUR BRAIN AT RISK?

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CELL PHONE COVER-UP, IS YOUR BRAIN AT RISK?

 

By Byron J. Richards, CCN

April 16, 2008

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The latest stone thrown at the 200-billion-dollar-a-year cell phone industry came from a study by neurosurgeon Vini G. Khurana entitled Mobile Phone-Brain Tumour: Public Health Advisory. His meta-analysis of existing cell phone studies may not contain a lot of new information; but his rather alarming message was carried by media around the world: “there is a growing body of statistically significant evidence for a relationship between the overall length of use of a mobile phone and the delayed occurrence of a brain tumor on the same side of the head as the ‘preferred side’ for mobile phone usage.” He claimed a 2-4 fold increased risk following 10 years of regular use.

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WHEN THE PHONE RINGS AT 3 AM

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WHEN THE PHONE RINGS AT 3 AM
PART 1 of 2

 

By Jon Christian Ryter

April 16, 2008

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Army 4-star Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of American troops in Iraq and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker were called to testify before the House and Senate Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee. That is expected, and mandated by the Constitution because in our republican form of government, the people rule, and government is answerable to the people (an oxymoron today). Bet that makes you sleep better at night. It would if politicians had not destroyed the Republic in 1913 with the ratification of the 17th Amendment that removed the States from the equation of governance. (But that’s a bug-up-my-butt for another day.) Today I’m ticked off about American citizens who see nothing wrong with letting their elected “officials” use four-star generals as political puppets in their made for TV political war games on the campaign trail in order to get a foot up in the polls. It’s reprehensible.

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OF SCHOOLS AND BODIES

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OF SCHOOLS AND BODIES

 

By Larry Pratt
March 29, 2008

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April 16 is the anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre. We are certain to hear about the need to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys. Of course, that means more gun control.

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GyG: The Ethanol Farce….

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Apri1 17, 2008

The Mandates Aren’t Just Wrong, They’re Immoral

The Ethanol Apologists

By ROBERT BRYCE
The outrages of the ethanol mandates are growing by the day.
Last week, a study funded by American beef, pork and chicken producers estimated that the total cost to taxpayers of the corn ethanol mandates now exceeds $33 billion per year. That’s equal to about $106 per American citizen. While the soaring cost of the ethanol are maddening, even more galling are the continuing claims by a group of ethanol apologists who insist that the ethanol industry is having no effect on food prices. Those spurious claims are being made at the same time that the World Bank is warning of a global food crisis and unrest is increasing in several countries due to soaring food prices.

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