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MANAGING OBAMA'S WAR AGAINST ISRAEL Print E-mail
Written by Caroline Glick   
Thursday, 02 April 2015

Last week (3/25), the Jerusalem Municipality announced it is shelving plans to build 1,500 apartments in the Har Homa neighborhood. Officials gave no explanation for its sudden move. But none was needed.

Obviously the construction of apartments for Jews in Jerusalem was blocked in the hopes of appeasing US President Barack Obama.

But is there any reason to believe he can be appeased? The White House now is issuing condemnations of Israel faster than the UN General Assembly. To determine how to handle what is happening, we need to understand the nature of what is happening.  First, we need to understand that the administration's hostility has little to do with whatever Israel does, but rather with what Israel is

In that regard, we must clearly recognize what Obama's goal is: replacing Israel with Iran as America's chief ally in the Middle East and enabling it to develop nuclear weapons.  What is the best way for Israel to respond?
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WILL YEMEN BE THE SAUDI VIETNAM? Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015

The long-simmering struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for Mid-East supremacy has escalated to a dangerous new level as the two sides fight for control of Yemen, reminding markets that the epicenter of global oil supply remains a powder keg.

Brent oil prices spiked 6% to $58 a barrel after a Saudi-led coalition of ten Sunni Muslim states mobilized 150,000 troops and launched air strikes against the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen, prompting a furious riposte from Tehran.

Analysts expect crude prices to command a new "geo-political premium" as it becomes clear that Saudi Arabia has lost control over the Yemen peninsular and faces a failed state on its 1,800 km southern border, where Al Qaeda can operate with near impunity.

The Saudis face an impossible dilemma. The harder they hit the Houthis, the greater the danger of a power vacuum that can only benefit Al Qaeda and Islamic State groupings that already control central Yemen. They are among the most lethal of the various Al Qaeda franchises. A cell from that area was responsible for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

Yemen is the latest country swept up an epic struggle for mastery between the Sunnis and Shias across the Middle East that some have compared to the Catholic-Protestant blood-letting of the Thirty Years War in 17th Century Europe.  Could this struggle end up tearing Saudi Arabia apart?
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FOSSIL FUELS ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MISERY AND PROSPERITY Print E-mail
Written by Matt Ridley   
Thursday, 02 April 2015

The environmental movement has advanced three arguments in recent years for giving up oil, gas, and coal - collectively called "fossil fuels": (1) that we will soon run out of them anyway; (2) that alternative sources of energy will price them out of the marketplace; and (3) that we cannot afford the climate consequences of burning them.

These days, not one of the three arguments is looking very healthy. The argument that fossil fuels will soon run out is dead, and the other two are on their death-beds. 

The shale genie, for example, is now out of the bottle. As Mark Hill of Allegro Development Corporation argues, frackers are currently experiencing their own version of Moore's law: a rapid fall in the cost and time it takes to drill a well, along with a rapid rise in the volume of hydrocarbons they are able to extract.

Meanwhile, wind power, for all the fantastic sums of public money spent on its expansion, has inched up to-wait for it-1% of world energy consumption in 2013. Solar, for all the hype, has not even managed that: If we round to the nearest whole number, it accounts for 0% of world energy consumption.

In sum, a more realistic assessment of our energy and environmental situation suggests that, for decades to come, we will continue to rely overwhelmingly on the fossil fuels that have contributed so dramatically to the world's prosperity and progress.
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HILLARY LEAVES NIXON IN THE DUST Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Who's been reading Hillary Clinton's email?

"She thinks they're erased," said Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, whose reporting (with Carl Bernstein) brought the Watergate scandal to light. "The Chinese or Iranians probably have them."

Hillary's private intelligence network reminds him of Iran Contra, and of the scandal involving ex-CIA officer Ed Wilson, who was convicted in 1983 of illegally selling weapons to Libya, said Jeff Gerth, who wrote with Sam Biddle an investigative report on it.

Ms. Clinton conducted official business on a private server to evade the requirements of federal law.  But what's really bad about what Hillary did is private servers like hers are notoriously easy to hack.

Her personal emails could have become "a priority target for foreign intelligence services," the chairmen of the Senate committees on Foreign Relations, Intelligence, and Homeland Security said in a letter to the State Department's inspector general.

Her obsession with secrecy has caused some to call Hillary "the Democrats' Nixon." Which may be unfair to Nixon.
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SECRETARY EASTER BUNNY Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 03 April 2015



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HALF-FULL REPORT 03/27/15 Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 27 March 2015

Evidently the Army doesn't agree with National Security Adviser Susan Rice that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -for whom President Obama swapped five Taliban leaders, and may have paid a hefty ransom --served with "honor and distinction."

The New York Post thinks a court martial for Bergdahl will make an Iran deal a harder sell. Not many Americans will trust a president who swapped five terrorist leaders for "one deserting weasel" to make a good one.

Rebuffs from the mullahs intensify Zero's efforts to appease them. He's ordered U.S. air strikes in support of Iran's forces in Iraq. The Iranian militias Obama is supporting are more dangerous than ISIS, said retired Gen. David Petraeus, who is advising him on Iraq.

Yemen is in chaos. Shiite Houthi rebels linked to Iran have ousted President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi and dissolved Parliament. The U.S. embassy has been closed, vital intelligence documents lost. Some have been turned over to Iran. But White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest - aka Baghdad Bob - insisted yesterday Yemen is an anti-terror success story.

The FBI disrupted a plot by ISIS supporters to kill "scores" of soldiers at a U.S. military base.

NATO's new Secretary General was in Washington for three days this week, but President Obama wouldn't interrupt his busy schedule of ESPN watching and golf to meet with him.

Dingy Harry Reid is hanging it up.

Why of course it will be all right for a group affiliated with ISIS to conduct a training camp for students at Cornell, Joseph Scaffido, the assistant dean for students, said in response to a question from what he thought was a Moroccan student.
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THE LESSON OF IWO JIMA Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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Iwo Jima.  This is Mount Suribachi from the air.  The memorial where the Marines planted the American flag in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo is at the bare patch on the rim above the area of white rocks on the right.

I took the picture flying here with over 30 Marines who fought here 70 years ago, all in their late 80s-early 90s today.  The experience of walking the black sands of Iwo Jima and standing on top of Suribachi with them was emotionally overpowering.

This is the 70th anniversary of the Marine victory at Iwo Jima, and you may have seen the news stories.  Here's one from the London Daily Mail.  The battle was fought from February 19 to March 26, 1945 - 36 days in which 6,871 Marines were killed and 19, 217 wounded (out of a total invasion force of some 70,000). 

The lessons to be learned here have the most profound relevance to today.  Here they are...
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THE CONTINUING INSANITY OF OBAMACARE Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 26 March 2015

Monday (3/23) was the fifth anniversary of passage of Obamacare. Seven Democrat senators marked it by asking for delay of yet another provision of the law.

Putting companies with 51 to 100 employees in the costlier "small group" market could be "harmful and disruptive," they said in a letter to HHS Secretary Silvia Burwell.

The uninsured should be given another chance to avoid the fine for not having health insurance, three House Democrats said in a letter to President Obama in February.

"If ObamaCare is so great, why do Democrats repeatedly try to hide its more unpleasant features?" Investors Business Daily asked then.

Here are the lies President Obama told, which he assured us were true, before the law was passed:
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IS AMERICA FINALLY FED UP WITH LIBERAL RACISM? Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A week after announcing his "Race Together" campaign, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz walked it back. His baristas no longer will write "Race Together" on the coffee cups of customers, or try to engage them in "conversations" about race relations in America.

The response he got wasn't the applause Mr. Schultz was expecting.  Corey duBrowa, Senior Vice President of Global Communications, received so much negative feedback he deleted his Twitter account the day after the campaign was announced.

PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, who is black, spoke for millions when she tweeted: "Honest to God, if you start to engage me in a race conversation before I've had my morning coffee, it will not end well."

Schulz's "moral exhibitionism," as Mona Charen described it, did not end well because Americans have had it with liberal race-baiting racism.  Here's why...
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OBAMA PERSONIFIES GEOSTRATEGIC INCOMPETENCE Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Thursday, 26 March 2015

The United States has handled its economic diplomacy with shocking myopia.

The US Treasury's attempt to cripple the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) before it gets off the ground is clearly intended to head off China's ascendancy as a rival financial superpower, whatever the faux-pieties from Washington about standards of "governance".

Such a policy is misguided at every level, evidence of what can go wrong when a lame-duck president defers to posturing amateurs in Congress on delicate matters of global geostrategy.

Washington has enraged Britain by trying to browbeat Downing Street into boycotting the project. It has forced allies and friendly countries across the Far East to make a fatal choice between the US and China that none wished to make, and has ended up losing almost everybody. Germany, France, and Italy are joining. Australia and South Korea may follow soon.

The AIIB is exactly what the world needs.  Here's why...
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PROOF IN PERU THAT MORE FREEDOM PROVIDES MORE PROSPERITY Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Lima, Peru.  When someone mentions Peru to you, what is the first visual image that pops into your head?

Inca Indians with their llamas in the Andes Mountains, looking at the some of the stone ruins of their ancient civilization? Yes, Peru still does have some of that, but most Peruvians are now employed in an increasingly rapid-growing and diverse economy.

In 1985, Peru was very poor with almost the lowest level of economic freedom in the world. In the early 1990s, former President Alberto Fujimori began major economic reforms. These reforms have continued through a series of administrations, including that of the current president, Ollanta Humala.

Peru is now listed as the 20th most-free economy in the world, according to the Economic Freedom of the World 2014 Annual Report.

As a result of the economic liberalization and increase in economic freedom...
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CULTURE AND RELIGION IS WHAT MATTERS, NOT RACE Print E-mail
Written by Robert H. Lee   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Why do some nations prosper while others do not?  Take a look at SE Asia. Singapore is prosperous and miles ahead in per capita income and technology than neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia.

In the Middle East, you see the same story. Out of the same desert sands as its neighbors, Israel has carved a high tech and prosperous democracy. But its neighbors languish in poverty and dictatorships.

Now, if you look at different communities living in the same country, you again see a stark difference...
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YOU GOT THAT, SLICK? Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 27 March 2015

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HALF-FULL REPORT 03/20/15 Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 20 March 2015

Who knew St. Patrick was Jewish? Tuesday, March 17 was a great day for the Irish, a greater day for Israelis; a bad day for the putz in the White House and for the Lying Swine; a very bad day for the mullahs in Tehran.

Zero plans to punish Israel for voting for the guy he doesn't like. "Every single Obama failure... is followed by a Prolonged Snit," says Ace.

That the White House was "doing its damndest to vilify him on the Sunday talk shows" indicates the carpet bombing of Sen. Tom Cotton, R-AR has failed, said William Bigelow of Breitbart News.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Monday the administration's request to lift the injunction issued by District Judge Andrew Hanen barring implementation of Zero's executive orders providing amnesty for illegal aliens. Hanen is peeved about having been lied to; may impose sanctions on the Justice Department.

The EPA wants to regulate backyard barbecues; monitor how long hotel guests spend in the shower. It's "burning the Constitution," said liberal Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe.

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers tried to ambush Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, Tuesday on "climate change." It did not go as planned.

The Obama administration has shut down walk-in tax preparation centers where the IRS provided, for free, assistance in filling out their income tax forms to the poor and elderly, diverted the money to left wing nonprofits with ties to the administration.
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CRUISING THE INSIDER PASSAGE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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One of our planet's most enjoyable voyages is sailing through Alaska's Inside Passage on a luxury cruiseship.  Even better, however, would be converting it into an Insider Passage, where in addition to the stupendous scenery and sumptuous onboard living, you gain a financial insider's knowledge on how to best protect your assets from government pickpockets.

This would be my friend Brian Jensen, CPA and president of Legacy Global Financial Group.  Brian is a featured speaker at The Platinum Vegas Rendezvous April 24-26 - and the extreme practical value of his advice on asset protection, advanced estate planning, and wealth transfer (passing your assets on to your family and loved ones) is a persuasive reason for you to be in Vegas with us.

Yet the Rendezvous lasts but a weekend.  An entire week with Brian would be vastly more valuable.  He's the only guy I know who has an optimistic positive attitude towards taxes - that's because he knows all the legal loopholes.  How much would it mean to you if you knew them too?
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