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AMERICA'S WORST ECONOMIST BLAMES AYN RAND FOR CLIMATE DENIALISM Print E-mail
Written by James Delingpole   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has come up with an exciting new theory as to why the world's economies are still proving reluctant to bomb themselves back to the dark ages in order to "combat climate change."

Apparently, it's all the fault of a certain uncompromising Jewish Russian emigree:
Well, think about global warming from the point of view of someone who grew up taking Ayn Rand seriously, believing that the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest is always good and that government is always the problem, never the solution. Along come some scientists declaring that unrestricted pursuit of self-interest will destroy the world, and that government intervention is the only answer.

It doesn't matter how market-friendly you make the proposed intervention; this is a direct challenge to the libertarian worldview. And the natural reaction is denial - angry denial. Read or watch any extended debate over climate policy and you'll be struck by the venom, the sheer rage, of the denialists.
Next week, he could maybe tell us why racism is caused by listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd.  What's certain is that Krugman badly needs a career change. He trained, I believe, as an economist but what's palpably clear when reading his article is that he doesn't really understand his subject at all.

Let me give you some examples of what I mean.
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CONAN O'BRIEN ON HILLARY'S HEALTH Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 June 2014




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HALF-FULL REPORT 06/06/14 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 06 June 2014

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I grew up with Mad Magazine as a kid.  I'm glad to see them at the top of their game.

The question is:  Will this be the moment - terrorists being traded for a traitor in a criminal breaking of the law - when America finally snaps?  Is this the last straw on the gargantuan pile of scandal straws to break the camelidian spine of Zero's presidency?

Especially when, in the face of a nation-wide explosion of outrage, Zero doubles-down - as he always does - announcing yesterday (6/05) that he has "absolutely no apologies" for trading Taliban terrorist leaders for a deserter so traitorous he taught the Taliban how murder his fellow soldiers.

The last American soldier to be executed for desertion was Pvt. Eddie Slovik on January 31, 1945.  Bergdahl deserves a fair trial.  But if he is found guilty, he then deserves the fate of Eddie Slovik.

And what fate does Zero deserve?  To be out of power, and to live a long life of humiliation in the realization that history will regard him as despised and loathsome. 

Keep reading to find out how this may happen... and there's lots more in this HFR.
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TRADING TERRORISTS FOR A TRAITOR IS THE VA SCANDAL ON STEROIDS Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 05 June 2014

When Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, 23, walked away from his guard post at OP-Mest in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan June 30, 2009, he left behind his rifle, helmet, flak jacket -- and a note saying he'd become disillusioned with the Army.

"I am ashamed to be an American," he wrote in an email. "The horror that is America is disgusting."

Afghans in Yahya Khel, a village two miles away, said PFC Bergdahl asked for their help in getting in touch with the Taliban.

A Taliban deputy district commander in Paktika province told the London Sunday Times PFC Bergdahl taught him how to turn a mobile phone into a remote control for a roadside bomb.

Many in the Intelligence Community think PFC Bergdahl was an "active collaborator," reported James Rosen of Fox News.

The White House had expected "near euphoria" to break out when the deal was announced, said Chuck Todd of NBC News.

It did - among the Taliban, not Americans. This was a "great victory," said Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
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OBAMA'S SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014

The 18th century playwright Richard Brimsley Sheridan wrote one of the comedic classics of the British theatre, A School for Scandal.  We certainly have such a school in the White House today.

President Barack Hussein Obama's usual response to scandals swirling about his administration is to stall until people lose interest.

When a scandal breaks, the president expresses surprise (he didn't know what was going on until he heard about it from the news media) and outrage (he's "madder than hell"). He vows to get to the bottom of it, but doesn't actually do anything.

In the past, the news media have covered for Mr. Obama when he's hidden policy failure in a flurry of words. But now they've begun to take note of the widening gulf between what he says and what he does.
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NO MORE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS REGARDING MOSLEM ANTI-SEMITISM Print E-mail
Written by Milos Zemin   
Thursday, 05 June 2014

[This speech was delivered at the Israeli Embassy in Prague on May 26 in celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, by Milos Zemin, President of the Czech Republic]

Ladies and gentlemen,

Let me thank you for the invitation to celebrate Israel's Independence Day. There are dozens of days of independence being celebrated every year in the Czech Republic. Some I may attend, others I cannot. There is one I can never miss, however: it's the Israeli Independence Day.

There are states with whom we share the same values, such as the political horizon of free elections or a free market economy. However, no one threatens these states with wiping them off the map. No one fires at their border towns; no one wishes that their citizens would leave their country.

There is a term, political correctness. This term I consider to be a euphemism for political cowardice. Therefore, let me not be cowardly. It is necessary to clearly name the enemy of human civilization.
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THE US ECONOMY IS BEING DRAGGED OVER A GREEN CLIFF Print E-mail
Written by James Delingpole   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014

"Feeding the masses on unicorn ribs". That was how Walter Russell Mead once poured scorn on Obama's misbegotten attempts to revive the US economy by creating five million "green jobs."

Mead was quite right, of course. And there was plenty of evidence to back him up, such as the 2009 report by a Madrid university professor Gabriel Calzada Alvarez that for every expensive "green job" created by government subsidy, 2.2 jobs were destroyed in the real economy.

The Obama administration responded as only the Obama administration knows how: by calling in its left-wing attack dogs. Friendly organizations including George Soros's Center for American Progress and various well-funded wind industry lobbyists were recruited to monster this unhelpful evidence, which was dismissed for its "lack of rigor."

It's in this context we need to view the Environmental Protection Agency's dispiriting announcement of its latest assault on US industry - disingenuously billed as a "commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants."

Because here's the bottom line:  The more "clean energy" you develop, the more scum-sucking corporatist parasites you attract, the more eagles you slice and dice, and the greater the burden you place on both the taxpayer and the economy - all to no discernible practical purpose whatsoever.
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THE IRONY OF HOW FRACKING SAVED OBAMA Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014

Without fracking of oil and gas deposits, there would have been no economic growth in the U.S. over the past five years. Yet the oil and gas industry has been a favorite whipping boy of the environmental zealots both inside and outside of the administration.

Without those brilliant entrepreneurs and engineers in the private sector who developed the new techniques to unlock massive amounts of oil and gas at reasonable cost, it is unlikely that President Obama would have been re-elected - for it is they who have kept his economy afloat.

Mr. Obama owes his renewed presidency to the very people he gives his back of the hand to.  Is there no end to the irony of this president?
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WHEN IT'S GOOD TO WIPE OUT A SPECIES Print E-mail
Written by Matt Ridley   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014

The prospect of the deliberate extinction of some harmful species is getting closer.  Be in no doubt - it would be an unambiguously good thing.

Smallpox was eradicated outside laboratories in 1977, when Ali Maow Maalin recovered from the disease in Merca, Somalia (he died last year of malaria).  The last case of smallpox was the death of Janet Parker, a medical photographer, in Birmingham in 1978, who caught it from a laboratory.

If you had predicted in 1978 that 36 years later we would have extinguished no more diseases (apart from rinderpest, a cattle disease), you would have been thought a dire pessimist. Yet smallpox turned out to be uniquely vulnerable to eradication because its short incubation period, lack of an animal reservoir and its obvious symptoms allowed rapid vaccination responses to contain outbreaks.

Polio was expected to follow it to the viral grave soon afterwards, but that dream has been repeatedly postponed. Indeed, this year polio is resurgent, with 82 cases so far, compared with 34 by this date last year.

Most of them are in Pakistan, a country where polio vaccinators are sometimes murdered by the Taliban on the suspicion that they are US or Israeli agents spreading Aids or sterilizing girls.
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WARM WELCOME Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 06 June 2014

News Headline from The Washington Post:

ARCTIC OCEAN GETTING WARM - SEALS VANISH AND ICEBERGS MELT

As reported by the Associated Press:

The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
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HALF-FULL REPORT 05/30/14 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 30 May 2014

Before we dive into all the fun of this week, I really need to thank all of you who wrote such kind comments on the Forum regarding the completion of my Every Country in the World life goal.  It's still sinking in that I've done this at last, and your words meant a lot to me...

By contrast, Zero's words certainly didn't mean very much to West Point graduating cadets when he spoke to them on Wednesday (5/28).  His speech was an "icy" disaster as described by CNN.  It was so bad that both the WaPo and the New York Times sneered at it...

As Americans celebrated Memorial Day last Monday (5/26), with soldiers being told by their Commander-in-Chief that he will "never forget" their sacrifices, US Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is shackled in a pestilential Mexican prison cell with Zero not lifting a finger to get him out.  Here's what to do...

I've regarded Eric Shinseki as an impossible jerk since he was Clinton's Army Chief of Staff - and by his unilateral decision decided to degrade the Army's elite soldiers by issuing black berets to every soldier in the entire army...

OK, humor break.

Question:  How do you brainwash a liberal?

Answer:
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COMMENCEMENT 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 29 May 2014

[This commencement address was originally published in 2005. We rerun it at college graduation time. Feel quite free to send this to any recent college graduate you may know.]

Mr. Chancellor, Members of the Board of Regents, Members of the Faculty, Honored Graduates, Families and Friends:

It's funny that they call this ceremony a Commencement, for you've all reached the finish line:  college, goodbye, we're outta here.  Yet of course, "commencement" means a beginning, not an end.

But one is supposed to at least start - commence - a talk such as this by saying funny things.  So I'll start by talking about Clark Gable movies.  If you've heard of Clark Gable at all, you know he was the biggest movie star in Hollywood a long time ago.  His most famous movie was Gone With The Wind.

He made a movie in 1955 called The Tall Men with Jane Russell as his girlfriend and Robert Ryan as the heavy.  It's a pretty ordinary Western flick with outlaws and cowboys and Indians - and at the end, Ryan, the bad guy, and his henchmen get the drop on Gable, the good guy, and all seems lost. 

Suddenly, surprise, Gable outfoxes Ryan and triumphs.  Gable makes his exit, and after he does, Ryan delivers a line that I want you to never forget.

Serendipity is funny, a very funny thing, finding something where you least expect it.  Out of the blue, out of a movie awash with pedestrian dialogue, comes a line so profound it detonates inside your brain. Ryan turns to his men and says:
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OPERATION CHOKE FREEDOM Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014

If you were a political leader who wanted to control the population, but wanted to do it without using brute force, how would you do it?

The answer: control how individuals and businesses spend their money by controlling their bank and other financial accounts. The Obama administration has set up a program to do just that, called "Operation Choke Point."

If the government can prevent you from spending your money on legal products and information services it does not like, it soon has control over much of your life. You might be thinking this could not happen in America, but it is.

Increasingly, businesses and individuals engaged in legal activities are having their banking relationships severed because people within the Obama administration and some politicians do not like the particular activity.

The Justice Dept.'s "Operation Choke Point" should be renamed Operation Choke Freedom, for that does seem to be its very purpose.
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THE CONSENSUS SCAM Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The first five months of 2014 have been the coldest since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1888.  If "climate change" alarmists got out more, they might have noticed.

Between 1979 -- when weather satellites started measuring temperatures in the lower troposphere -- and 1998, they rose about 1.1  degrees Celsius (1.98 degrees Fahrenheit).

Temperatures stopped rising since then, and have fallen since 2012. The "pause" in warming (212 months) is now longer than the warming trend was (211 months).

The earth has warmed about 16 degrees F since the last ice age. The net increase since 1979 -- 0.19 degrees C (0.34 F) -- is well within the range of natural fluctuation.

So why, as President Obama says so often, do 97 percent of scientists agree climate change is "real, man-made, and dangerous?"

Because they don't agree. The Warmists led by Mr. Obama are running a Consensus Scam.  Here's how the scam works.
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MOSLEMS ARE LOSING THEIR WAR ON FUN Print E-mail
Written by Michael Ledeen   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014

We all know the Moslem world is a political and cultural disaster zone.

All you need to know is the spectacularly low level of book sales in the Arab world, and a similarly miserable record in winning Nobel prizes, whether in literature or hard science. 

A dozen years ago, a group of Arab scholars did a report for the United Nations that ascribed the failure of Arab society to a lack of freedom, knowledge and womenpower.  And things have gotten considerably worse since 2002;  the authors could write that there were no ethnic conflicts then.  That's long gone.

Never mind failed states -  we're talking about a failed civilization, even in the most culturally advanced Moslem domain, the Islamic Republic of Iran.  The root of their failure is the War Against Fun.  They're not only failures, but grim, humorless failures.  This is the miserable common denominator of the Moslem world.

But it is a war that is being lost.
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