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INDIVIDUALISM AND ACCEPTANCE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 23 May 2008

[TTP'ers:  This is a masterpiece.  I could not encourage you to read it more.  I have made it free access so you may encourage your friends - especially those who are liberal - to do so as well. ---Jack Wheeler]

One of the things that I noticed over the years working as a psychotherapist, is how so many of my colleagues who were so compassionate and caring on certain levels, could be so rigid and judgmental when it came to differing political ideas.

Most of my colleagues have been politically to the left to one degree or another, and I often found it odd and irritating how harshly critical they could be of conservatives, while holding a stance of unconditional acceptance toward their clients in general.

I have not found the same dynamic to the same degree with people on the right. Sure people have strong opinions, and sometimes the discussions or arguments can get heated, and I have certainly seen examples of rude and spiteful behavior from a few conservatives here and there, but this is not usually conservative style.

From the right, in general, there is usually a more respectful tone than from the left.  How come?
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GLOBAL WARMING AS AN INTELLIGENCE FAILURE Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Thursday, 22 May 2008

What do you think was the most costly intelligence failure of all time?  No, was is not the world's leading intelligence agencies' failure to notice that Saddam had few, if any, weapons of mass destruction.

It was the failure of many leading climate model builders to be modest enough about their predictions, and the politicians' and media's failure to ask the tough questions of these climate experts.

As a consequence of what we now know was an overblown global-warming scare, everyone on the planet is paying substantially more for food and fuel than is necessary.  And Democrats in Congress are doing everything they can to keep it that way.
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OUR HATEAMERICA MEDIA HATES OUR WINNING IN IRAQ Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Peters   
Thursday, 22 May 2008

Do we still have troops in Iraq? Is there still a conflict over there?

If you rely on the so-called mainstream media, you may have difficulty answering those questions these days. As Iraqi and Coalition forces pile up one success after another, Iraq has magically vanished from the headlines.

Want a real "inconvenient truth?" Progress in Iraq is powerful and accelerating.

But that fact isn't helpful to elite media commissars and cadres determined to decide the presidential race over our heads. How dare our troops win? Even worse, Iraqi troops are winning. Daily.

You won't see that above the fold in The New York Times. And forget the Obama-intoxicated news networks - they've adopted his story line that the clock stopped back in 2003.
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DOING BUSINESS WITH GERMANS Print E-mail
Written by Mercury Traveler   
Friday, 23 May 2008

Forty years ago I found out what it's like to do business with Germans.  The lessons learned, I've discovered since, can apply to dealing with businessfolk in general who don't play fair.

During my stay as a director in a Belgian steel mill I was in direct competition with the biggest steel mills of Germany. I was the first to export our special steels to Germany, something like selling sand to the Arabs.

When I started travelling to Germany I found a closed market from the heavy steel industry down to the smallest distributor. They had one price list and the biggest buyers, the German coal mines, still had to buy rigidly from the local distributor. The mines bought thousands and thousands of tons per week and the local distributor got rich while asleep. It was an ironclad market, completely locked up. When I visited the distributors they laughed me out of town.

So I went to the German coal mines and the German ship yards with impossibly low prices. What I expected happened, those consumers called their distributors, who called the big steel mills. Within a couple of weeks I was called out of the blue by a "Herr General Direktor Wolff" who from very high in his steel blue sky ordered me to cease my foolish interference in the German market or else!

I told him politely that I was going into the German steel market no matter what...
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YES, THE MAGIC FASCIST REALLY SAID THATů Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Thursday, 22 May 2008

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...at a Portland, Oregon rally on May 18.  The media showed pictures of a vast crowd of over 70,000 and called it the Obama Mass.  What the press didn't report is that what drew the crowd was a free concert by a local rock band, wildly popular in Portland, called The Decemberists.

So of course, the commiespondents didn't report that the band is so pro-Communist it opened its act at the rally as it does at all its shows by playing the Anthem of the Soviet Union.  Maybe that should be Obambi's campaign theme song.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 051608 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 16 May 2008

Wasn't it just a couple of weeks ago that the HFR's glass was overflowing?  This week the HFR is staring at a glass that's just about empty. 
 
What with the eco-fascists' victory of fraud over science regarding polar bears, the homo-fascists' victory of cultural insanity in the California courts, the Republicans in Congress in full yellow-belly retreat from any conservative principles (e.g., over half of House Pubs voted for $300 billion of pork in the Farm Bill on Wednesday, 5/14), John McCain proving on Monday (5/12) he remains a clueless ignoramus on "global warming," and other such dregs of the week, the HFR has to search hard for a few drops of good cheer.

Should we start with the tabloids?  Perhaps you've seen, as have millions of others as they stood in the check-out line at the market, tabloid front pages blaring:

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Trashy tabloids like the Globe are not to be taken seriously, of course.  Is Obambi bisexual?  The HFR has no idea.  But what is clear is that...
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THE WAGES OF WHITE HOUSE COWARDICE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 15 May 2008

When President Bush condemned the "false comfort of appeasement" in his speech to the Israeli Knesset, Barack Hussein Obama and the Pelosicrats promptly went bananas with phony outrage over Bush's statement, thinking it was comparing their Dem Messiah to Neville Chamberlain. 

But the compulsive appeasers Bush was really talking about were his Secretary of State Condi Rice, his National Security Advisor Steven Hadley - and, indeed, himself.

If Hussein Obama wasn't such an effeminate metrosexual pantywaist, he would have brushed off the defensive chip on his padded shoulder and condemned Bush for embodying such a "false comfort."

Instead, he doesn't have the brains - nor do his Pelosicrat hysterical defenders - to grasp that his "protest too much" claim of not being an appeaser only serves to highlight in voters' brains that he is - that he would be vastly more of a coward in the White House than GW.
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REPUBLICANS DESERVE TO LOSE Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 15 May 2008

A message from Mississippi has interrupted the leisurely cruise Republicans in Congress have been taking up the river De Nile.  Democrat Travis Childers soundly defeated Republican Greg Davis in a special election in a House district that President Bush carried by 25 percentage points in 2004.  

Mr. Childers' victory completes a trifecta for Democrats in once heavily Republican districts. You don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing.  The Republican brand today is as popular as Tylenol's was during the cyanide poison scare.

The bitter wind from Mississippi has replaced complacency with panic, but many Republicans don't know what to do about it.  Many blame President Bush, with good reason.  But the larger reason for the troubles of congressional Republicans is that they are viewed (alas, correctly) as being motivated by little else than self enrichment.
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DEFEATING MOOKIE THE MEDIA HERO Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 16 May 2008

Few foreign leaders have received as favorable news coverage in the United States as has the Moqtada al Sadr, with less factual basis for it.

Mookie, as our troops call him, is the nominal head of the Mahdi Army, a radical Shia militia, and of the Sadrist political movement, which holds 30 seats (of 275) in the Iraqi parliament.   His patron is Iran, which provides him with money, arms and military training.

The last couple of months have been dreadful for Mookie everywhere except on the pages of American newspapers and magazines.
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ACHIEVING REAL SOCIAL SECURITY Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Thursday, 15 May 2008

Berlin, Germany. If you were asked to name one person who has enabled more people to gain wealth and security than any other person on the globe, who would you name?

In 1881, here in Berlin, Otto von Bismarck started the world's first modern pay-as-you-go social security system which served as the model for the U.S. Social Security system and that of many other countries, including setting the retirement age at 65. No, Bismarck is not the answer to the opening question.  

The answer is a fellow named José Piñera , for he has made life more secure and prosperous for millions, and with luck it will soon be billions of people. Here is how.
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THE CURSE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 16 May 2008

I have a 10 year old at home, and she is always saying, "That's not fair." When she says that, I say, "Honey, you're cute; that's not fair. Your family is pretty well off; that's not fair. You were born in America; that's not fair. Honey, you had better pray to God that things don't start getting fair for you."  P.J. O'Rourke. The Problem is Politics

The focus by progressives, liberals, racial hucksters and demagogues on entitlements, grievances, and "social justice" is a smokescreen for one of the basest of human motivations: Envy. The effect on those who seek such leveling by force is as tragic as the effects on the rest of us for their efforts.

Envy is simply helpless greed. If we think of greed as the elevation of things over the people in our lives, then envy is that same sentiment from a passive or helpless position - though the liberal con men and women on the left make it out to be much more noble than all that.
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THE TALE OF THE ARAB FLIGHT CREW Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 16 May 2008

The brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sat in its hangar in Toulouse, France without a single hour of airtime.  Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine runups, prior to delivery to Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi.  The date was November 15, 2007.

The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area. Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty aircraft.  Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A340-600 really is.

The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had all 4 engines at full power. The aircraft computers thought they were trying to takeoff but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc.) Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm.

This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air.
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HALF-FULL REPORT 05/09/08 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 09 May 2008

The HFR opens this week by celebrating Naqba - that glorious event the suicidal schmucks of the Arab world, the Palestinians, call "the Catastrophe."  Yes, the creation of Israel 60 years ago in May of 1948 was a catastrophe for people filled with envy and hate.  But for anyone who admires triumphs of the human spirit, the existence of Israel is not just something to celebrate on its 60th birthday, but every single day....

.... From one inspiring story to another.  The HFR raises a glass of Chianti to a great Italian, Roberto Calderoli.

The government of Libya had threatened (last Friday, 5/02) new Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with "catastrophic consequences" should Calderoli be appointed to his Cabinet.  That was because in February of 2006, Calderoli, a leader of Italy's Northern League Party, appeared in an interview on national television wearing a t-shirt with cartoons of Mohammed - in sympathy with the Danish cartoonists who drew them....

... The HFR switches to Chablis to look down its nose at all the white wine liberals in such a tizzy over Hillary Clinton's channeling George Wallace by saying "hard working white Americans support me."  Then her key advisor Paul Begala had the chutzpah to point out an obvious truth:  that "Obama can't win with just the eggheads and African-Americans."

So here is the HFR's prediction....

... We close this week's HFR with two additional indications of why Obambi Hussein is going to lose.
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HOW TO BE FREE OF FOREIGN OIL Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 09 May 2008

In a speech last Friday (5/02), President Bush called for increased oil and gas production "in Alaska and our outer continental shelf."  Nancy Pelosi actually had the Orwellian effrontery to respond:

"Drilling is the failed energy policy of yesterday that has brought us record gas prices today."

Producing more oil causes higher prices!  How Orwellian doublethink can you get? She sneered at Bush's policy of increasing production and his promise to veto her party's attempt to demonize oil producers by calling it "drill and veto."

If the Republicans from John McCain on down are too stupid to take the Dems to the electoral cleaners with that, they deserve to lose.

If McCain & GOPco did have the brains, we could free of foreign oil, or well on our way, by the end of his first term.  Unfortunately, they don't - especially McCain.  He's so braindead he's opposed to drilling ANWR because it would be like drilling in the Grand Canyon.

But if by chance, his economic advisor, former Senator from Texas Phil Gramm, can persuade him to put national security over a howling Alaska wilderness, and get him to somehow grasp that the way to be free of foreign oil is through increased domestic production, then here's how it can be done.
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THE STUPIDITY OF $4 A GALLON Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 08 May 2008

The average retail price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. this week is $3.61, according to the Energy Information Administration.  That's up 55 cents a gallon from this time last year.  Many analysts expect the price to approach $4 a gallon this summer.

Anticipating this, last month Sen. John McCain proposed suspending the 18.4 cent a gallon federal gasoline tax between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has endorsed the idea.  Sen. Barack Hussein Obama has denounced it.

Sen. Obama wasn't always hostile to such "gimmicks."  As an Illinois state senator, he voted three times temporarily to suspend that state's gasoline tax.  Gasoline prices then were about $2 a gallon.

The 5% Illinois state sales tax on gasoline was suspended, despite Mr. Obama's objection, in June of 2000 for the remainder of the year.  The suspension led to a price decline of three percent compared to neighboring states.
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