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GLOWARMERS NEED TO REDUCE THEIR WATER FOOTPRINT Print E-mail
Written by Jim Warner   
Thursday, 27 September 2007

CO2 is not the most important greenhouse gas.  Water has somewhere between five and seven times as much heating effect as CO2.  

In fact, if the Kyoto Treaty were to be adhered to, by the year 2050, according to the alarmists' own models, the net effect would be to slow the increase in average temperature by less than seven one hundredths of a degree Celsius, a number too small to measure. 

So, if water is five times more important than CO2  in warming, why has there not been a Kyoto-type conference to convince nations to reduce their water footprint?  Shouldn't liberals pay five times as much for water credits as they do for carbon credits?  
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AHMADINUTJOB AND THE NUTTY PROFESSORS Print E-mail
Written by Ralph Peters   
Thursday, 27 September 2007

The Iranian president's welcome to Columbia - following a self-serving whine by the university's president - reflected brainless activism, not academic freedom.  It was the professoriate imitating Hollywood's embrace of terrorists.

We hear a great deal about the dumbing down of students, but the real problem has been the dumbing down of their professors.

Yes, there's been a media fuss over Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's propaganda opportunity. But that just makes the faculty-lounge "heroes" feel even more self-righteous. Anyway, post-modern professors seek publicity, not knowledge.

And we give it to the weasels.

Meanwhile, Columbia denies our military's ROTC programs the chance to recruit and teach on campus - ostensibly because of the Congress-approved "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Of course, it's just a cultural issue when Ahmadinejad executes homosexuals (although, according to him, there aren't any in Iran).

The ban on ROTC isn't really about gay rights, though. The professors and student-activists behind it believe they're punishing the wicked, wicked Pentagon. Well, let me break the truth to Professor Bunkum: The military doesn't need Ivy League recruits.

We're doing just fine without them, thanks.
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SHOULD RUDY DONATE TO NEWT’S CAMPAIGN? Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hasn't been getting as much attention as he likes lately.  So he's told a few folks he'll run for president if he can raise $30 million by the end of November.

My advice to Newt is to buy lottery tickets.  But wealthy supporters of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani should consider helping Mr. Gingrich out.

We have in effect semifinal matches between Mr. Giuliani and Sen. McCain for the more moderate GOP vote, and between Mr. Romney and Mr. Thompson for the more conservative vote.  A Gingrich candidacy would split the conservative vote in the early primaries further.

Since I'm for Rudy, that's reason enough for me to be excited about a Gingrich candidacy.  But I have a less cynical reason.
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THERE MAY NOT ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND Print E-mail
Written by Paul Belien   
Friday, 28 September 2007

Ever heard of the West Lothian Question? West Lothian is the Scottish region immediately to the west of Edinburgh. The question is so called because it was first posed by Tam Dalyell, a Labor member of the British Parliament for West Lothian.

Mr. Dalyell wondered how long the English would tolerate the situation in which Scottish members of the British Parliament, such as himself, have a (sometimes decisive) say about issues affecting only England, while English parliamentarians have no say about the same matters in Scotland.

Several proposals have been made to solve this anomaly. One of them is to abolish the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Another is to give England its own parliament, which would imply that the United Kingdom become a federation of four states - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The solution proposed by the Labor government in Westminster, currently led by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (a Scot) and previously by Mr. Blair (also a Scot), is to dissolve England by splitting it up into nine regions, each with its own parliamentary assembly.
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PERSONAL LOYALTY Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 28 September 2007

Loyalty 1, Faithful adherence to one's promise, oath, word of honour, etc.; conjugal faithfulness, fidelity (Oxford English Dictionary)

Anyone who has had any success in life knows that perseverance is the fundamental strength that undergirds that success. As my Grandmother used to say, "It's the follow through that matters."

You can have a great idea, or a fantastic talent or ability, and yet if you don't keep at it over time, plugging away through the hard times, the good times, and the uneventful times, you will never realize the potential with which you are blessed.

The same principle applies to relationships. Relationships are complex and sometimes unpredictable, because each of us is complex and sometimes unpredictable. If you are not able to persevere with your mate, your family, or your friends through the hard times, the good times, and the uneventful times, you will be limited in what you can build in a given relationship.

I use the word loyalty here instead of just simply dependability or following through, because I think there is a quality that it conveys that is often overlooked these days, which is an emphasis on staying reliably true to the people you care about.
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HILLARY IS A DRUG Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Thursday, 27 September 2007

For anyone who might be so addle-minded as to doubt she is, send them this antidote to PIAPS Intoxication.  Then send it to anyone who needs to laugh so hard they ache.  It should be required viewing - and laughing - for every American:




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SILENCE IN SYRIA, PANIC IN IRAN Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Wednesday, 19 September 2007

One of India's top ranking generals assigned to liaise with the Iranian military recently returned to New Delhi from several days in Tehran - in a state of complete amazement.

"Everyone in the government and military can only talk of one thing," he reports.  "No matter who I talked to, all they could do was ask me, over and over again, ‘Do you think the Americans will attack us?' ‘When will the Americans attack us?' ‘Will the Americans attack us in a joint operation with the Israelis?' How massive will the attack be?' on and on, endlessly.  The Iranians are in a state of total panic."

And that was before September 6.  Since then, it's panic-squared in Tehran.  The mullahs are freaking out in fear.  Why?  Because of the silence in Syria.

On September 6, Israeli Air Force F-15 and F-16s conducted a devastating attack on targets deep inside Syria near the city of Dayr az-Zawr.  Israel's military censors have muzzled the Israeli media, enforcing an extraordinary silence about the identity of the targets.  Massive speculation in the world press has followed, such as Brett Stephens' Osirak II? in yesterday's (9/18) Wall St. Journal.

Stephens and most everyone else have missed the real story.  It is not Israel's silence that "speaks volumes" as he claims, but Syria's.  Why would the Syrian government be so tight-lipped about an act of war perpetrated on their soil?  Here's the answer:
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SUPER-CHAOS IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST DESERT Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 20 September 2007

In his memoirs, Henry Kissinger relates a conversation he had with the 20th century's most murderous monster, Mao Tse-Tung.  The topic was the extent to which a country can experience chaos, social breakdown and upheaval.

The bigger the country, the greater its capacity for chaos, said Mao.  A small country can become chaotic on a limited basis, but only a giant such as China has the capacity for what Mao called "super-chaos."

It was this capacity for such "super-chaos" that required, according to Mao, a ruthless and unchallenged Communist dictatorship to keep it in check.  It was a clever term for the same tired rationale used by all tyrants to justify their oppression.

Yet anyone familiar with the long history of China is well aware of its periodic episodes of anarchic collapse, and the deep-set fear most Chinese have of them.  But no matter how much the Chinese try to prevent them, they come anyway and it sure looks like one is headed their way now.

What's coming is a tsunami of pollution washing over China that is about to leave in its wake what World Bank analysts say will be "the world's biggest desert."

Imagine what would happen if you dumped several hundred million people in the Sahara, currently the world's biggest desert.  That's China's future, folks.  Only worse.
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BANK ROBBER AND A LIBERAL? Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 21 September 2007

The difference was made gin-clear by a recent editorial in the International Herald Tribune, wholly owned by the New York Times, sneeringly entitled The Nanny State?

The difference is this:  A bank robber doesn't claim he has a moral right to steal your money.  A bank robber doesn't claim his thievery makes him the moral superior over his victims.

Liberals do - which makes them far more immoral than common criminals, thugs and thieves. 

According to the IHT, "The United States has long had one of the most meager tax takes in the industrial world [at least they call it ‘take,' as in ‘theft'].  America's social spending [i.e., welfare programs] is almost the stingiest among industrial nations."

Such meager and stingy theft is condemned as a "moral outrage," a contemptibly "tightfisted" approach to "public needs."

It is liberal thievery that is the moral outrage - and we have a Congress in Washington run by such thieves because too few conservatives have the courage to denounce the criminality.
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WITH DEMOCRATS, NOTHING IS CERTAIN BUT LIES AND TAXES Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 18 September 2007

In recent years, the old "let's tax them more" crowd was on the defensive. But now, with a politically weakened president, the tax increase lobby is out in full force.

All the Democrats running for president have promised to increase taxes. Almost every week, some senator or representative advocates more taxes to impose upon the American people.

The tax increasing Democrats are betting the new generation of voters does not remember how the old, high tax rates affected the economy. The U.S. has only suffered three "down" quarters of economic growth since 1982 - a record never before enjoyed.

To pull off the "new taxes will not hurt" charade, the Democrats need to convince people the Reagan and Bush tax cuts had nothing to do with the unmatched economic growth and job creation.

If Benjamin Franklin were with us today, he would rephrase his famous quote and say, with Democrats, nothing is certain but lies and taxes.
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GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, MORALLY DEFECTIVE CULTURES DO Print E-mail
Written by Jim Warner   
Friday, 21 September 2007

Earlier this month (9/04) in the Washington Post, Mayor Adrian Fenty and Attorney General Linda Singer of the District of Columbia published an op-ed article defending their determination to appeal a lower court's decision that the District's gun laws, passed in 1976 banning handguns, are unconstitutional. 

In the op-ed the Mayor claimed that the laws have "saved lives" as though handguns were some sort of pathogen.  Are handguns a pathogen, an agent which causes a morbid condition?

Vermont has the same size population as DC, about 600,000.  Yet Vermont has no gun laws.  How is it then that Vermont had 2,819 fewer murders over the past 11 years than the District of Columbia?  What makes the inhabitants of the District of Columbia 4,860% more likely to die from murder than inhabitants of Vermont?  What is the pathogen?

It is not enough to say that the two jurisdictions cannot be compared because Vermont is rural.  This seems to imply that rural people are somehow genetically different from people who live in cities, which is absurd.  Let me suggest that the pathogen, in all probability, is culture.
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“AL QAEDA IS THE ENEMY OF ALLAH” Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Last Thursday (9/13) al Qaeda killed with a roadside bomb Sheikh Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, the founder and leader of the Anbar Salvation Council, the coalition of Sunni tribes that banded together to fight al Qaeda.  He, more than any person save Gen. David Petraeus, is responsible for the dramatic turnaround in Iraq.

The political "leadership" in Iraq has ranged from poor to frightful, in large part because Saddam Hussein ruthlessly murdered anyone who might one day oppose him.  But Sheikh Abu Risha rose far above mediocrity. 

"It is an Iraqi national disaster," Iraq's national security adviser, Muwaffaq al-Rubaie, said at Sheikh Abu Risha's funeral Friday.  "What Abu Risha did for Iraq, no single man has done in the country's history." By murdering the Lion of Anbar, al Qaeda hopes to fragment the Anbar Salvation Council, weaken Sunni efforts to fight the terror group, and to foment strife between Sunni and Shia.

It could work out that way.  But the murder of Sheikh Abu Risha also may backfire.  More than 1,500 mourners attended his funeral.  Mourners chanted "We will take our revenge," and "There is no God but Allah and al Qaeda is the enemy of Allah," the BBC reported.
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FROM COMMUNISM TO PUTINISM Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Friday, 21 September 2007

The view of Russia is clear from where I am writing this, Bucharest, Romania.  Month by month, President Putin of Russia has been erecting a new authoritarian model that owes more of its lineage to fascism than communism.  

That model can now be named:  Putinism  - a Russian nationalistic authoritarian form of government that pretends to be a free market democracy.

Unlike Soviet communism, the new Russian state does not seek to direct every aspect of political and economic life. Instead, through limited, direct control and intimidation, plus strategic investments in both institutions and people, not only in Russia but other nations as well, the Kremlin seeks to ensure favorable global press and decisions beneficial to its interests from political and business leaders around the world.

Putinism is shrewd and ruthless -- but how long can it succeed?
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MAKING THINGS HAPPEN Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 21 September 2007

Some people base their hopes for success on luck. They wait for their ship to come in, or for an opportunity to arise, or for success to somehow "happen" for them. Because they view the events of their life as provided for them by fortune, they are passive in their role as decision maker.

It is also common for a person to take charge of some things, but not others. A person can be hugely effective in their business for example, and yet be completely at the mercy of passing feelings and impulses in a romantic relationship - or vice-versa.

There is certainly an element of luck to a life. Being born in America today is a better turn of fortune than being born in, say, North Korea. And it is unquestionably better to be born into some families rather than others.

But luck favors the prepared mind, and given whatever your circumstances are, what you decide to do with your gifts, opportunities and hardships is your leverage; and the degree to which you devote yourself to your commitments is the motive force to use that leverage to build a happy and successful life.

As America's most beloved philosopher, Yogi Berra, succinctly explained it:
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LIES & POWER Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Tuesday, 18 September 2007


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