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Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

One of my fond childhood memories is that whenever we had guests over for dinner, my father would always offer his favorite toast, the famous Spanish one:  Salud, amor, y pesetas - y el tiempo para gozarlas.  (May you have) Health, love, and wealth - and the time in which to enjoy them.

It is appropriate that the most important of this triumvirate comes first - health. 

When we are young, it is easy to take natural good health and vitality for granted - and it becomes progressively less easy as we get old.  Which it is why it is wise to start preserving one's health when young (just as it is wise then to start saving money).

I'm 65 now and as you know, 12 days ago (12/05) underwent serious abdominal surgery.  My doctors are amazed at how rapidly I am recuperating.  One reason for this is that I have taken nutritional supplements in "life extension" amounts for over 30 years.  Another is that I am taking specific nutritional formulas to promote healing and recovery.

Almost exclusively, they are formulas designed by famed life extension scientists Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw - dear friends for 40 years - and produced by our mutual friend Will Block's company Life Enhancement.

I think that such nutrition is the best Christmas present you could give to yourself.
Written by Frank Gaffney   
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The insurance giant AIG has lately become the poster child for corporate risk-taking, mismanagement and greed.  Its unimaginably large losses, rooted in insurance it extended to financial companies engaged in subprime mortgage-backed transactions, have destroyed both AIG's corporate reputation and balance sheet.

Indeed, but for the fact that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson - who during his days running Goldman Sachs had extensive ties to AIG - deemed the insurance firm "too large to fail," the company would surely have gone under by now.

One result of Mr. Paulson's nationalization of AIG is that all of us taxpayers are now owners of a company that promotes Moslem Shariah law - the brutally repressive, totalitarian theo-political-legal program of authoritarian Islam.  It turns out that AIG has a subsidiary specializing in takaful¸ insurance products that are "Shariah-compliant."

Fortunately, an important legal initiative has just been launched aimed at blocking Secretary Paulson and the Federal Reserve Board from engaging in this sort of unconstitutional behavior via Shariah-Compliant Finance (SCF) and other commercial transactions.
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Written by Dagny D'Anconia   
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

During the first days of December there was a barrage of rumors that China was going to devalue its currency (the renminbi or RMB), causing an abrupt drop in the US stock market.  A drop in the RMB would have been a disaster - a game of chicken that would have plunged both China and the US into the abyss.  All heck broke out diplomatically and financially. 

It was a harsh message just before Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson came to Beijing for the China-US Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) meeting (12/04-05):  Be nice and kowtow or else.  As the main Chinese state banker Gao Xiqing says, "Be nice to the people loaning you money."

Who is to blame?  The bank (China) that does not think of the future, or the borrower (America) that does not think of the future?  The Chinese maintained this imbalance through unfair trade practices.  Our own people voluntarily agreed to these trade agreements.  It kept America on a fat, dumb, and happy consumerist Democrat path toward socialism, and it kept the Chinese workers too busy to riot. It served everyone in power's political purposes - until now.

There is a potential solution to the dilemma and Paulson was able to secure a deal  for it:  The Chinese banks are coming to America. 
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Written by Caroline Glick   
Monday, 15 December 2008

The "international community" is eagerly anticipating the incoming Obama administration's policy toward Israel.

It is widely assumed that as soon as he comes into office, Mr. Obama will move quickly to place massive pressure on the next Israeli government to withdraw from Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in the interests of advancing a “peace process” with the Palestinians and the Syrians.

Obama's team, like its supporters in the international foreign policy establishment, is dismayed by the Israeli opinion polls that show that Likud, led by Binyamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, is favored to win February 10's general elections by a wide margin.

In the coming contest between Bibi and Obama, it is important to recall that one of Netanyahu's most difficult challenges during his tenure as prime minister from 1996 to 1999 was handling his relations with the hostile Clinton administration.

From the moment Netanyahu was elected until the moment he left office, the Clinton administration's Israel policy was devoted entirely to bringing down his government.  It is likely that the Obama White House will duplicate these efforts against a Likud government. 
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Written by Jack Kelly   
Monday, 15 December 2008

What does Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have to trade for a lighter sentence? Pondering this question is, I suspect, keeping many prominent people in Chicago awake nights.

Mr. Blagojevich is accused of conspiring to sell government favors for personal benefit. But his great crime, in the eyes of many politicians, is that he has made "pay to play" all too easy for ordinary people to understand and too ugly for them to ignore.

"Hot Rod" Blago tried to sell Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate. He held up an appropriation for a children's hospital to extort a $50,000 contribution from a hospital executive. He tried to have journalists at the Chicago Tribune fired for writing editorials critical of him. The FBI has Mr. Blagojevich on tape, incriminating himself in vulgar, profane language.

Hot Rod's brazen overreach is shocking, which is one reason why this scandal is likely to have longer legs than any since Monica Lewinsky's trysts with President Bill Clinton.

The other big reason why this scandal has legs is, of course, the relationship between Hot Rod and the president-elect.
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Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 18 December 2008

The collapse of oil prices is having a devastating impact on our enemies in Iran and Venezuela, and our sometimes enemies in Russia.

The Iranian economy was a mess even when oil prices were high.  The mullahs maintain a tenuous hold on power through massive subsidies for food and energy, subsidies they can no longer afford to pay now that oil revenues are a third of what they were in the summer.

Hugo Chavez's situation is even more dire.  Germany's Deutsche Bank estimated in October Venezuela needed an oil price of $95 a barrel to keep its budget in balance.  Venezuela had food shortages and raging inflation before oil prices collapsed.  If Mr. Chavez has to cut subsidies -- as he must -- he could be toppled in a matter of months.

But except for Venezuela -- where nothing but good can come from Mr. Chavez' misery -- we should temper our schadenfreude (pleasure in the misfortune of others) with caution.  Because desperate circumstances cause desperate men to do desperate things.
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Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 19 December 2008

This is going to be quite a wild ride these next couple of years.

Leftist politicians boldly pushing for more fascist programs, buffoons like our Vice President-elect babbling out ridiculous gibberish, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi pushing for governmental intervention into our economy taken with the understanding and thought of the most irresponsible of teenagers (with my apologies to irresponsible teenagers).

I would never be so presumptuous as to suggest, as did Joe Biden before the election, that you "gird your loins" for the disasters to come under an Obama presidency.  But I will say that a quality that will be extremely important to you is resilience.

It is more than likely that you have been through some difficult times in your life, and survived. We have certainly been through many difficult times as a country, and we've come through them all. Now we're faced with some more difficult times, with someone coming into the White House that likely has no idea what he's getting into, or what he will actually do.

It's time for a reminder of a few things we will need to see this time through.
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Written by To The Point News   
Thursday, 18 December 2008


It's in the way you dress. The way you boogie down. The way you sign your unemployment check. You're a man who likes to do things your own way.

And on those special odd-numbered Saturdays when driving is permitted, you want it in your car.  It's that special feeling of a zero-emissions wind at your back and a road ahead meandering with possibilities.

The kind of feeling you get behind the wheel of the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition from Congressional Motors.

All new for 2012, the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition is the mandatory American car so advanced it took $100 billion and an entire Congress to design it.
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 11 December 2008

Insanity has its consequences.  Every day now, another consequence of America's insanity - and I mean that literally - of November 4 becomes apparent.  It's funny to see the MSM frantically trying to disconnect Zero from Blago, as the dim bulb in the brains of those who voted for him starts to shine a glimmer of light on his corruption.

Insanity and stupidity usually go together (the evil genius is a Hollywood myth, rare in reality).  And when Atlas shrugs, it makes a lot of stupid people go nuts.  That's what's happening in Greece this week.

After all the unending ever-increasing assaults on entrepreneurial capitalism by Washington for decades, November 4 has turned out to be the last straw.  Electing Zero is what it took for Atlas to shrug in America, with one result the huge increase in unemployment since the election.

Massive job losses are only the start of bad news in 2009.  Zero hasn't a clue of how to create wealth.  Like all liberals, he only thinks of how to steal it ("redistribution" is just a liberal euphemism for "theft") from those who have created it and give it to those who have not for personal political gain.

But what happens when the creators of wealth stop creating, so the thieves no longer can continue stealing and the moochers can no longer live off stolen wealth?  That was the question asked and answered by Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.  There is now the very real possibility that America is going to live through the answer in the coming Zero years - and that what is happening to Greece this week is going to come to our shores starting next year.
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Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008

As the TTP Weekly Report was being delivered to your inbox last Friday afternoon (12/05), thanks to our fine TTP staff, I was undergoing abdominal surgery at Akta Medika, a small private hospital in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.  I'm writing this from a hospital bed there right now.

Abdominal surgery is a serious matter, especially when it's done to repair the errors of a previous surgery ten years ago.  So I didn't come here just because it's 1/20th of the cost in the US.  I came because it's better.

That's not a putdown of American physicians - but it sure is of American medicine, so completely hamstrung by government rules and regulations, the nonsense of "third-party providers," and protections of medical monopolies like the AMA:  the antithesis of free market medicine.  Yet if you think it's bad now, wait until you see what Zerocare does to it.

This is not the place to discuss the specifics of how the government makes medical care in the US ridiculously expensive, complicated, and obsolete.  It is, rather, to discuss the opportunities for you to avoid - and even profit from - the mess that Zero will make so much worse with his and Teddy Chappaquiddick Kennedy's "Universal Health Care" health fascism.

And to explain the "flanking movement" Republicans can make to provide an alternative to Zerocare health fascism, saving Medicare hundreds of billions of dollars in so doing.
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Written by Ralph Peters   
Thursday, 11 December 2008

Warnings about the foreign challenges the Obama administration will face early on focus on the usual suspects - al Qaeda, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia and, not least, the global solvency crisis.

While each of these issues demands serious attention, the crises abroad that shocked, consumed or defined a succession of presidencies came "out of the blue."

Focused on ending our Indochina war, Richard Nixon was blindsided by an oil-price shock (thanks to our eternal buddies, the Saudis). Jimmy Carter literally woke up to find the Soviets in Afghanistan - and our embassy staff held hostage in Iran, a collapsed ally.

Ronald Reagan faced the Beirut Marine-barracks bombing. Somalia panicked Bill Clinton; Rwanda embarrassed him - and the rise of al Qaeda paralyzed him. W got 9/11.

For Mr. Obama, too, the first international crisis could be something that not one of us foresees (although, as always, events will seem obvious in hindsight). But there are also a number of potential crises hiding in broad daylight - and ignored.
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Written by Michael Ledeen   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Laurent Murawiec's The Mind of Jihad is, at last, a book on radical Islam that does it all.

Unlike many engaged in the heated debate over the nature of our enemies, Murawiec does not believe that ancient texts tell us all we need to know. He insists that all ideas change over time, even those believed to have been dictated by God's angel.

He has therefore immersed himself not only in the sacred texts of Islam but also in the richly variegated speeches, writings, and actions of its most extremist practitioners: the jihadis waging war against us.

He candidly admits that it was not easy, that many of his initial ideas turned out to be wrong, and that his current understanding of "the mind of jihad" surprises him. This understanding holds that the current doctrine is far more than the resuscitation of medieval commandments, and in fact has a lot to do with modern European and Soviet totalitarianism.
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Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 12 December 2008

Our happiest times are when we are completely absorbed in life - in our work, or play, or in relationship with others. The famous Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced chick-sent-me-high!) has called this state of mind flow.

Many people have experienced this, and it is a state of mind that is desired and sought after. Sometimes it comes naturally. But it often takes a good deal of work to reach this state, and there are sometimes unpleasant feelings to deal with along the way.

Flow comes when a high skill level is matched with a high challenge. An Olympic athlete, a concert pianist, a skilled businessman with challenging problems to solve; these are all dramatic examples of people with high skill levels, whose challenges match their skills.

But you don't have to have a high profile life to have high skills matched with high challenge. Any line of work that challenges you according to your skills can give you what you need to experience flow.  So here's some tips on how to "get to flow."
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Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Thursday, 11 December 2008

"Want your kids to be happier, more resilient,

better prepared for life's challenges?"

"Give the gift that inspires kids with a tale of
strength, true grit, and joy!"


Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 04 December 2008

Are we having fun yet?  We might as well try, amidst the multiple looming disasters awaiting our economy and our country - not to mention a lot of other countries as well - with the Zero White House running Washington.  One way to do so is to look at Zero's new home as a target-rich environment.

Here's target number one.  "Zero," of course, is an alternate name for the individual we called NMP - Not My President - shortly after November 4.  Now it's turning out that vast multitudes don't look upon him as their president either, due to this crazy controversy over his birth certificate.

Crazy because producing a verifiably genuine birth certificate should be the simplest thing in the world to do, instantly squashing the controversy.  Yet Zero won't produce it, allowing the issue to metastasize to the point of full page ads in the Chicago Tribune.
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