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THE BASICS Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 08 May 2009

There are some fundamental habits that can have a tremendous effect on your happiness. Most of these are self-evident, but ignoring the effects of such habits, and continuing to practice hurtful behaviors anyway, is often the chief culprit in an unhappy life.

These all have to do with your basic needs for health and safety. I talk about all kinds of things that can affect your happiness for better or worse, but it may be important to start here, because if any of these plays a significant part in your life, changing these habits for the better may give you the greatest leverage toward a happier life.

Here they are, The Basics of sleep, exercise, diet, smoking, taking care of business, abusing alcohol/drugs, anger isolation, and worry.
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THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE CRUISE Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Thursday, 07 May 2009

To The Point is excited to offer the ultimate adventure cruise along the pirate-infested coast of Somalia!

We board our luxury cruise ship in Djibouti on the Gulf of Aden near the entrance to the Red Sea, and disembark in Mombassa, Kenya seven adrenaline-charged days later.

Starting at $5,200 per-person (double occupancy, inside room) and $6,900 (veranda complete with bench rest), you'll relax like never before.
 
That's because you are welcome to bring your own arsenal with you.  If you don't have your own weapons, you can rent them from our onboard Master Gunsmith. Enjoy reloading parties every afternoon with skeet and marksmanship competitions every night!

But the best fun of all, of course, is Pirate Target Practice.

For the object of the cruise is to sail up and down the Somali Coast waiting to get hijacked by pirates.  The weapons rental costs are as follows.
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HALF-FULL REPORT 05/01/09 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 01 May 2009

It's glorious to be in Paris on May Day with a beautiful woman - especially if she's your wife.  We're here this week to see our youngest son who's spending his junior year in high school studying in France.

On May Day, the streets of Paris are filled with sellers of muguets, the sweet-smelling flowers of Lillies of the Valley.  Every man buys a muguet for his sweetheart.  I am no different.

Unfortunately, communists and lefties of every stripe use May Day - a happy day of celebration of springtime since ancient times - to vent their envious hatred of capitalist prosperity.  Demonstrations and protests took place today in hundreds of French cities - and Paris was no exception.

Seeing these angry "workers" and "students" marching along in rage and resentment demanding the world provide them with a living while ignorantly denouncing the only economic system that can provide it is an amusing "Walpole moment."

As in Horace Walpole, who observed, "This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel." (See What We Have Got and They Have Not.)
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100 DAYS OF BEING A LAUGHINGSTOCK IN PARIS Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 30 April 2009

Paris, France.  It is very cool to be a French intel guy.  A spectacular meal at a Parisian bistro with $90 entrées and a $200 bottle of Bordeaux?  No problem.  I'd known this fellow since he got me out of a jam in Sudan years ago.  His James Bond days are over, but still, riding a desk for the DGSE --  Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (General Directorate for External Security), France's military intel agency - in Paris has its decided benefits.

One of them is not being infected with Obamamania.  "My agency considers him a joke," he confides.  "Every day there is some fresh lunacy that we cannot believe.  Mr. Bush would often make us angry.  But at this man we just laugh."

"In truth, it also makes us sad," he continued.  "French resentment towards America is strong, so being able to laugh at your country feels good.  But it is such a sad and strange thing to see America - America The Great! - do something so crazy as to elect this ridiculous man."

"There are many people in America who think he isn't a legitimate president as he wasn't born in the US and isn't a natural citizen.  What do you think?" I asked.
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PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM MEXICAN SWINE FLU Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The incompetence of President Zero and his DHS secretary Janet Napolitano has now reached lethal levels in their refusal to militarily close the US-Mexico border or even airplane flights from Mexico.

Yet now that the swine flu epidemic has spread from Mexico into the US, we cannot worry about Zero, much less expect him to protect us in any way.  Let's focus on what you can do right now at this moment.

The CDC has identified the virus as a H1N1 virus called swine influenza A. This virus has been known for over 40 years, infecting humans directly from birds such as ducks (avian flu) or pigs (swine flu). 

Never before could it be transmitted from one human to another.  The virus has now evolved to where it can.  This new human-to-human transmission is what is making the H1N1 pandemic. 

Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw suggest the following prophylactic measures to protect their friends at To The Point.  As Durk says, "I'm afraid that you are not going to like this, but I really do know my biology..."
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IMAGINE A PLAN B ABROAD Print E-mail
Written by Rebel Holiday   
Friday, 01 May 2009

Each week we'll be discussing Plan B Options and Solutions in the U.S. and Abroad.

At the Rendezvous in Carefree Arizona, some of the participants formed research groups on various topics of interest. The intention was to have "support groups" to conduct ongoing study and analysis.  One focus of them was a Plan B Abroad.

Granted, "Living Abroad" is not for everyone, and in our survey there were those who made it clear that they would simply never consider it. Others feel it is not possible, due to strong ties to their families, businesses that cannot be relocated, involvement in their communities, age, etc.

Those who said that it was not possible due to financial circumstances, may be surprised that there are places to live well that are much less costly than the U.S.  One of them is Panama.

A TTPer named Fred moved from Albuquerque some years ago and has been happily living in Panama ever since.  He makes a persuasive case for living there and invites TTPers to visit him to see for themselves.  Here's Fred's story.
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OBAMA'S ANTI-AMERICA DOCTRINE Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Peters   
Wednesday, 29 April 2009

After a mere 100 days, the "Obama Doctrine" for our foreign and security policies has emerged. And it's terrifying.

The combination of dizzying naïveté, dislike of our allies, disdain for our military, distrust of our intelligence services and distaste for our own country promises the worst foreign policy of our lifetimes.

That includes President Jimmy Carter's abysmal record of failure.

The core tenets of the Obama Doctrine to date would make a charter member of the terrorist Weather Underground cheer.  Here's a compilation:
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FELONY STUPIDITY IN THE WHITE HOUSE Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Little better illustrates that this administration has pretty much forgotten what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, than the idiotic publicity stunt it attempted in New York City Monday (4/27).

Someone at the White House -- Louis Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, has accepted responsibility -- thought it would be a swell idea to get a publicity photo of Air Force One flying low around the Statue of Liberty.  The New York City police, and the guy in the mayor's office who authorizes street fairs were informed of this, but were ordered to keep mum about it.

It's bizarre enough that an administration which thinks nothing of making public explicit details of CIA interrogation techniques would deem it necessary to keep this publicity stunt secret.  But the bizarre is what characterizes this government.

"I would call this felony stupidity," Fran Townsend, the White House adviser on homeland security during the Bush administration, told CNN yesterday (4/28).  She was talking of the Air Force One publicity stunt, but she could have been talking about the entire Obama White House.
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COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND MEDIA HYPOCRISY Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Friday, 01 May 2009

Many on the political left and in the mainstream media complained about the peaceful protests of hundreds of thousands of Americans who held "tea parties" on tax day.

Yet they lightly dismiss truly destructive actions by leftist advocacy groups, many of whom take Saul Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals," as their bible. Mr. Alinsky wrote, "In war [i.e., war for an ideal or goal], the end justifies the means"; thus almost any action is acceptable for one's cause.

How, then, would MSNBC and the New York Times react if free- market groups started hanging "Wanted" posters for Internal Revenue Service officials and employees who clearly serve as instruments for job destroying policies?

Inflation is a tax that hits the poor particularly hard and is caused by the Federal Reserve creating too much money and credit. What would happen if monetary-reform groups adopted Alinsky tactics and started picketing the homes of Federal Reserve members and harassing their spouses and children?
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SELF-GENERATED HAPPINESS Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 01 May 2009

We as conservative/libertarian/classical liberals have a problem.  Our country has been moving in away from freedom and towards more government to one degree or another since Teddy Roosevelt - with the exception of the Coolidge administration, some significant shifts with President Reagan, and some improvements with the Republican Congress during the ‘90's.

Obama and the Democrat Congress are just doing their best to accelerate this same  "progressive" momentum into warp speed.

This reality - if we dwell on it, and compare this situation with our ideal - has the potential of making us very anxious and unhappy. This can have negative consequences for our health, our relationships, and our overall sense of trust and well being.

Let's try not to do this.   Let's see how we can self-generate our happiness instead.
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LETTERMAN'S TOP TEN ON OBAMA AND THE PIRATES Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 01 May 2009

David Letterman has revealed the Top Ten Reasons why President Hussein Obama delayed the use of deadly force against the Somali pirates holding Capt. Richard Phillips.

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And in another development, TTP's secret sources inside the War Room of the White House have learned of Mr. Obama's latest plan to raise tax revenue.  "This will raise billions and help reduce our federal deficit," he believes.

It is to place a 50% federal tax on aspirin.  Why aspirin?
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DOES AMERICA DESERVE THIS PRESIDENT? Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 23 April 2009

Does a country always get the government it deserves?  Do the people of, say, Zimbabwe deserve to be ruled by Robert Mugabe?  He is an apotheosis of corruption and depraved fascist evil.  Millions of Zimbabweans are suffering monstrous tyranny and outright starvation because of him.  Do they deserve this?

Shift the perspective to ask:  to what extent are people responsible for their fate?  And then ask:  how would America's Founding Fathers have answered this question?

Certainly the American colonists suffered far, far less under the rule of King George III than Zimbabweans under Mugabe.  Yet they were men and Zimbabweans are sheep.  Each got what they deserve.

America has been on the road to cultural and constitutional ruin for a long time.  It did not start on January 20, 2009 with the inauguration of President Zero.  But if Americans become like their founding forefathers and stop being sheep, it will end with his one-term presidency.
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HALF-FULL REPORT 04/24/09 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 24 April 2009

Here's the question of the week:  Why do Democrat presidents insist on having evil idiot lesbians in their Cabinet?

It would be very hard for an American to be more evil than Bill Clinton's alcoholic lesbian Attorney General Janet Reno - as revealed years ago in America's Saddam.

Now it seems that another lesbian named Janet -- Zero's DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano - wants to try.  Lucky for us, she's even more of a moron than Ms. Reno.

After labeling anyone with conservative small government/prolife views a "right-wing extremist" and Iraq war veterans as potential terrorists - then completing an imbecile hat trick by blaming Canada for 9/11 - it's small wonder that demands for her resignation are growing.

She has quickly become a complete laughingstock in Canada.  The National Post, one of the country's major papers, wants to know how she got her job, because she is "as knowledgeable about border issues as a late-night radio call-in yahoo."

But she's also not the only Dem laughingstock this week - here are three more.
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PLAN B FOR BASIC SURVIVAL A Real Life Example from the Gulf Coast Print E-mail
Written by Rebel Holiday   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Thank you for your responses on the subject of having a Plan B. Each week we'll feature some of your solutions, both for those who plan to stay in the U.S. and those who plan to live outside.

Here are some excerpts from a letter this week on the Plan B of a couple living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I'm sharing the entire letter because it is a good overview of survival planning and shows how two resourceful people thought it out...and put their plan into action.

Dear Rebel, Thanks for writing the Plan B article and the exhortation and encouragement to plan, prepare and execute a Plan B. You are so right, it is easy to get into the mindset that ‘it can't happen here.' But it sure can and history is loaded with situations where people thought it couldn't happen.

Many of Dr Jack's history and geography lessons mention tumultuous times and even collapse - even from things as simple as a populous area running out of water.  So here's our own personal Plan B.
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WHOSE SIDE IS THE PRESIDENT ON AMERICA OR MOSLEM TERRORISTS? Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Monday, 20 April 2009

Barack Hussein Obama visited the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, today (4/20) in an apparent effort to mitigate the harm he did by making public the so-called "secret torture memos" which described in explicit detail the coercive interrogation techniques CIA officers used to obtain information from captured al Qaeda bigwigs.

Release of the memoranda -- which were written by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel or OLC between 2002 and 2005 -- was strongly opposed by the four previous CIA directors (two appointed by President George W. Bush, two appointed by President Clinton).  The current CIA director, Leon Panetta, did not object to the release in principle, but said the memoranda should have been heavily censored before being made public.

The release of the memoranda means that we are unlikely ever again to get valuable information from terror suspects, because now our enemies know the precise lengths to which our interrogators are willing to go to coerce information, and that those limits stop well short of actually causing the terror suspect injury.

Did Mr. Obama release the CIA memos for the purpose of achieving this result?
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