Monday, December 22, 2008
What this story amounts to, in essence is, I'm going to murder you in order to save you from any more suffering....
"Bush says he sacrificed free-market principles to save economy"
Let's see, under Bush the growth of government and regulation has doubled, if not tripled. The size of the deficit has grown by a trillion dollars. He's all but demolished the seperation of church and state.
Is there anything "free" left in America, let alone the marketplace?
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I'm eager to see the Objectivist answer to this coming in the summer of 2009!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Another reason to browse through my blog roll is that I've added Caroline Glick, one of my favorite journalist's to it.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
If this is true, and I have no reason to doubt it, can you say "leviathan?"
P.S. Today is my birthday!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Check out the Coalition for Secular Government
This is GREAT!!! I've added both the Coalition and their blog, Politics without God to the blogroll.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Hat tip: ALDaily
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The blogger sites a Rand Corp. study from 2005 outlining "worst case scenario's" with a global cyber-environmental movement designed to cripple America's---and the West's industrial capacity. The blogger, an environmentalist, has most/all pertinent links.
Take a look...
Perhaps most striking is that their near-worst case scenario called a “transnational web,” sounded like the global justice movements best case scenario.
They write:”In this hypothetical future, the period from 2020 to 2025 witnesses a dramatic growth in the threat to the United States presented by radical transnational “peace and social justice” groups. Using the goal of creating a just “global civil society” as their rallying cry, large militant transnational actors appear, promoting radical agendas for the environment, nuclear disarmament, and Third World land reform.”
They paint a fictitious 2025 scenario of what the Transnational Web could look like in action. In their fictitious scenario they describe a climate network with groups in 80 countries; “World Environmental League (WEL), is spearheading a crusade to compel the UN General Assembly to approve a radical treaty for fossil fuel emissions reduction that would cripple many American and Western manufacturing industries.”
WEL engages in violent actions against the US and corporations and requires a military response.
It’s interesting that they understand the power of decentralized leaderless network organizing more than many social movement folks, who continue to organize in weaker top down organizations, nonprofits, parties and unions.
In the study they recommend a military “Netwar Army” response. Like the RAND book Networks and Netwars, they actually lay the ground work for a military response to international grassroots networks organizing for positive social change and challenging the power of governments and corporations, whether or not nonviolent and un-armed.
Essentially they view grassroots democratic networks and activism as a threat requiring a military response to maintain the deeply anti-democratic power of nation states and corporations.
Welcome to the future.Here's the link:
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Congress is proposing, in Barack Obama's Global Poverty Act (S.2433, based on H.R. 1302, passed by the House September 25, 2007), that Americans be delivered into a state of indentured servitude as laborers for the United Nations. Perhaps "indentured servitude" is too kind a term, for as horrendous a condition as it is, there is usually a time limit to such servitude. Slavery would be the more accurate term in this instance, for what Congress is considering is servitude by Americans in perpetuity, in exchange for nothing but the privilege of laboring to "save" the world without thanks or reward, of filling the alleged needs of others, of performing unlimited "community service" for the offense of merely existing.
The not-so-peculiar and odd thing about H.R. 1302 was that it passed the House by voice vote. This is a stratagem adopted by legislators who fear that a bill is so outrageous that it is better that no record be kept of those who endorsed it. S.2433 was passed from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the same manner - by voice vote, without public hearings, to protect the identities of the guilty.
It will probably be introduced to the Senate for a similar, anonymous voice vote - by Harry Reid.
There is a double irony in this behavior. First, S.2433 is a bipartisan-sponsored bill. This underscores the fact that there is no fundamental difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties. Second, it is a piece of legislation which, given the altruist, collectivist premises behind it, one would have thought its creators should have trumpeted boastfully. But it is being handled by corrupt, guilty, fearful sneaks who haven't the courage of their own malice.
Here's a link to Mr. Cline's full article. Don't miss it, if you value your life.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
It was quite a shindig. Really. The Chamber had a meet and greet before the show and there was good food and wine to set the night off right.
Overall, the play was done well. The local actors got in the spirit of the play for the most part, although one or two of the parts were overeplayed, thus done poorly. Still, it was fun.
No, I didn't sit on the jury, but that's okay. The verdict was "not guilty."
Upon leaving the theater, we looked up to see the moon with an orange tint and watched the sky for several minutes. Nice!
Monday, February 04, 2008
Update: I'm now wondering if reality and justice caught up with the Patriots, who were shown to be cheating against the Jets earlier this football season???? Hmmmm...
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The first is a story about America's next great gymnast. A 16 year old girl, Shawn Johnson, who seems very much to have a brain as well as athletic skills.
With quotes like these from her, I know I'll be paying closer attention to the Olympics.
"In my eyes, I've never failed because I've never given anything less than my best."
"I think going into any competition, I'm always thinking of myself and not paying attention to others," she said. "I don't feel any different from the first day I started. I love what I do and I don't let anything affect me."
"What leads my career is that you can't succeed in something unless you're having fun," she said. "I love my sport and that really has helped me to get where I am today."
Here's the whole story:
The second story that excites me is about SpaceShipTwo. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Airways has released the design of their ship. Go take a look @:http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/23/601315.aspx
I'm ready to go! Let's fly!
Monday, January 07, 2008
Here are the first two paragraphs:
Do you remember a cover story Maclean's ran on Oct. 23, 2006?
No? Me neither, and I wrote it. Such is life in the weekly mag biz. But it was an excerpt on various geopolitical and demographic trends from my then brand new tome, America Alone: The End of the World as we Know It. I don't know whether my bestselling book is still available in Canadian bookstores, but it's coming soon to a Canadian "courtroom" near you! The Canadian Islamic Congress and a handful of Osgoode Hall law students have complained about the article in Maclean's to (at last count) three of Canada's many "human rights" commissions, two of which have agreed to hear the "case." It would be nice to report that the third sent the plaintiffs away with a flea in their ears saying that in a free society it's no business of the state to regulate the content of privately owned magazines. Alas, I gather it's only bureaucratic torpor that has temporarily delayed the province of Ontario's enthusiastic leap upon the bandwagon. These students are not cited in the offending article. Canadian Muslims are not the subject of the piece. Indeed, Canada is not mentioned at all, except en passant. Yet Canada's "human rights" commissions have accepted the premise of the Canadian Islamic Congress--that the article potentially breaches these students' "human rights."
In a related issue, quoting another columnist:
"It didn’t attract much notice, but the General Assembly of the United Nations ended the year by passing a disgusting resolution protecting Islam from criticism of its human rights violations."
Here's that article:http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ukcorrespondents/holysmoke/dec07/islam-resolution.htm
I can't imagine any of our political candidates manning the ramparts in defense of free speech.