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RUSSIA RECOLONIZES UKRAINE Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013

"Ukraine in Turmoil," was the headline yesterday (11/26) in the New York Times.  And no wonder.

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is slipping back under Kremlin control, and Ukrainians are deeply angry. Their governments's shock decision to opt for Vladimir Putin's Russia and pull out of EU talks on the eve of a historic deal is a dramatic upset to their freedom - and to the European balance of power.

It is the first major defeat for the EU in its eastward march since the fall of Communism. While the region's geopolitics remain fluid, the upset may prove as fateful as the signing of the Treaty of Pereyaslav in 1654 by the Cossack chief Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who turned his back on the West and agreed to let independent Ukraine be absorbed into the Russian Empire.

"Ukraine's government suddenly bowed deeply to the Kremlin. The politics of brutal pressure evidently work," said Sweden's foreign minister Karl Bildt.  Here's how they work.
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THE PILGRIMS ARE THANKFUL Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 29 November 2013

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/22/13 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 22 November 2013

Most any American 60 years or older remembers where they were fifty years ago today.  I sure do.

For those who lived through it, Kennedy's assassination was traumatic in the extreme.  For many of us, what added to the trauma was that he was killed by a Communist, but that somehow it was "right-wing hate" that killed him.  The New York Times continues to hawk this libtard logic to this day.

What's instructive at this point a half-century later is take the mythologizing of JFK as a warning that should elicit a prayer.
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Freedom took a real hit yesterday (11/21) however, when Harry Reid and 51 other Senate Dems voted to end filibusters.  Within hours, Zero celebrated with a Nomination Party, which now means automatic rubber-stamped appointments for the all the Marxist, anti-capitalist, anti-Constitution judges he wants.

But Mitch McConnell is a very shrewd guy, and knows the Senate rules like Bobby Sheets Byrd did
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There's bright news, welcoming news, and gratifying news this week.  And wait 'till you see -- as in see -- who the Hero of the Week is.
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HEALTH FREEDOM AS THE ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMACARE FASCISM Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 21 November 2013

In response to the catastrophic failure of Obamacare - which has only begun and is going to get vastly worse - panicking Democrats are now yelling to Republicans, "Well, what's your plan?  At least we're trying the solve America's health care crisis, and all you offer is the repeal of our efforts with nothing as an alternative."

At the briefest glance and before actually thinking about the Dem criticism, this seems a valid point.  Just where is the Pub alternative to Obamacare?

However, there are two completely false assumptions the Dems are making.  First is that America has a "health care crisis" in the first place, and second, that it requires a massive government solution - that only massive government intervention in health care can solve the crisis, as the free market has failed to do so.

That is the crux of the Democrats' and Obama's argument.  If they and he can't make these two assumptions, they and he have nothing left to say.  So, let's start by taking both away from them.  Then we'll provide the alternative.  Ten of them, in fact.
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WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT - ECONOMIC FREEDOM OR POLITICAL FREEDOM? Print E-mail
Written by Matt Ridley   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Chinese Communist Party is trying to continue pulling off the trick that has served it ever since Deng Xiaoping defeated the Gang of Four: more economic freedom combined with less political freedom. The people can choose any good or service they want - except their government.

In many ways it has worked extremely well. In 1978 Maoism had left the country horribly poor: more than half the people of China tried to live on less than a dollar a day. Over the next nine years per capita income doubled, then doubled again over the nine years after that.

Many a left-leaning Western politician has been heard to muse about how much better we would grow if only we directed the market economy with the single-mindedness of the Chinese Communist Party. See, they mutter, a paternalistic government is best at generating economic prosperity.

Yet this is precisely the wrong lesson to draw from China. It's not because it's unfree at the top that China is growing fast, but because, at least in some respects, it is very free at the bottom. The extraordinary fact is that - economically - the average Chinese person is more free from government interference than the average Westerner.
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DOESN'T BARACK OBAMA DESERVE THE SAME FATE AS KEVIN TRUDEAU? Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013

For Democrats and especially their leader, the American people -- including those who vote for Democrats -- are sheep to be sheared, cows to be milked, suckers to be swindled.  Exactly as does con-man fraudster Kevin Trudeau.

Last week (11/12), a jury in Chicago found Kevin Trudeau guilty of "criminal contempt" for making misleading claims in television infomercials for his weight loss book. 

The prosecutors cited as false and fraudulent Mr. Trudeau's claims of "easy" and "secret" (secret because of a government and Big Food conspiracy to hide them) techniques that actually called for daily injections of a prescription-required hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG), a 500-calorie-day diet, and a month of colon hydrotherapy. 

Trudeau also claimed that after completing the diet, consumers could eat anything they want without regaining weight.

These surely are deceptions, but seem mild compared to "if you like your health plan, you can keep it; if you like your doctor, you can keep him or her; Obamacare will reduce insurance premiums for the average family by $2,500 a year."
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THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE PARTY OF THE RICH Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Real (inflation adjusted) median household income last year was $51,371, 4.44 % lower than when Mr. Obama became president in 2009, the Census Bureau says.

The number of Americans living in poverty rose by the equivalent of the population of Massachusetts during Barack Hussein Obama's first term.  By the time his second ends, "black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category," television talk show host Tavis Smiley said last month.

From 2009 to 2012, the top 1% received 95% of income gains, a study by University of California-Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez indicated.  But during the presidency of George W. Bush, the top 1% garnered just 65 % of income growth, Prof. Saez said.

"While the populist rhetoric of modern (Democrat) politicians is all about redistribution and inequality, the reality is that (their) policies entrench privilege," said Walter Russell Mead, editor of The American Interest.  So who's the "party of the rich" again?
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WHY DO WE NEED THE FED? Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013

"I wouldn't start here if I were you," is the punch line of an old Irish joke, which monetary scholar Kevin Dowd cites to illustrate the deeper and deeper hole the Federal Reserve is getting us into.

Mr. Dowd, in a paper delivered last week (11/14) at the Cato Institute's 31st annual Monetary Conference, concluded:

"The modern financial system has not only kicked away most of the constraints against excessive risk-taking, but positively incentivized systemic risk-taking in all manner of highly destructive ways . We have gone from a system that managed itself to one that requires management, but cannot be managed.

We have gone from a system that was guarded by market forces operating under the rule of law to one that requires human guardians instead -- but we have not solved the underlying problem of how to guard the guardians themselves."
These last two lines could equally be applied to Obamacare, because both are examples of F.A. Hayek's description of "The Fatal Conceit" so often exhibited by those who believe in government more than markets.
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FAMOUS PRESIDENTIAL LIES Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 22 November 2013

LBJ:
We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin)
 
Nixon
I am not a crook
 
Clinton:
I did not have sex with that woman... Miss Lewinski
 
Bush - 41:
Read my lips - No new taxes

Obama:
I will have the most transparent administration in history.
TARP is to fund shovel-ready jobs.
I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.
The IRS is not targeting anyone.
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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/15/13 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 15 November 2013

What wonderful teachable moments there were this week.  Two in particular were supreme examples of the power of affirmations.  There are two kinds: positive affirmations, like "Remember to go to the store"; and negative affirmations, like "Don't forget to go to the store." 

Any shrink will tell you the latter are dangerous, because it's the key word that sticks in your brain:  "Don't FORGET to go to the store" is really telling someone to forget, not remember.

Yesterday (11/14), the man whom every libtard in America believes is the smartest man ever to work in the Oval Office announced on national television, "I don't think I'M STUPID enough" to mislead people on Zerocare.  Great messaging, genius.  You just told the entire country you are.

That's just the start of the fun this week -- big fun, and you won't believe who the HFR Hero of the Week is. In fact, it's so much fun that I'm making, for the first time ever, this HFR a Free Access.  Enjoy!
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WHY I LOVE OBAMACARE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Brit Hume is no spring chicken.  He's been a journalist reporting on American politics for 45 years.  On Tuesday (11/12), he told Megyn Kelly on Fox News that the Zerocare meltdown is "as bad a political disaster as I have ever seen." 

That means as bad as Vietnam was for Lyndon Johnson, as Watergate was for Richard Nixon, and badder than Iran-Contra was for Ronald Reagan and Monica Lewinsky was for Bill Clinton.  Hume is saying that the political fate of Barack Hussein Zero is now in dire jeopardy.

I prefer a different descriptive adjective, however, to characterize this current "political disaster."  For me, more appropriate than "bad" would be "wonderful" or "thrilling."  So much so that I may be the most enthusiastic admirer and supporter of Zero's signature program on the planet, far more than any felonious "navigator."  I think "Obamacare" - a moniker that all conservatives should change to "Zerocare" - is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

There is a lunacy making the email rounds claiming that what Hume is calling a "disaster" is really a success, that it was planned this way to achieve the ultimate liberal-fascist goal of total government control over the US health care system. 

It would make more sense to argue that the Zerocare meltdown is proof that Barack Hussein is a conservative mole, that he planned this in order to achieve his goal of the ruination of liberalism and the destruction of the Democrat Party.

Both of these claims regarding what Zero is planning are delusional.  The ancient Greeks would recognize what is going on in an instant.
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OBAMACARE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A MASSIVE FRAUDULENT SCAM Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The administration is spending $67 million to hire thousands of "navigators" to help people sort through the Obamacare maze.  Some could be convicted felons, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted.

"HHS decided to build political support for the Affordable Care Act by pouring money into supportive organizations so they could launch poorly trained workers into their communities without obtaining criminal background checks or creating systems for monitoring their activities," said former Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue.  "It will not take long for navigators to become predators, and HHS has no plan to deal with the new breed of predators it is creating."

"Navigators" in Texas were caught on video advising clients to lie to obtain subsidies.

Fraudsters and scam artists take advantage of the frequent crashes of Obamacare web sites. "If an insurance shopping website is usable, it's not the federal government's," the Wall Street Journal warned.

There is no greater consumer fraud than Obamacare itself, which I suppose is why Ms. Sebelius wants to exempt it from laws which fight fraud in Medicare.
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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS A STRANGLER FIG Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Ever hear of the strangler fig?  It's a parasitic tree in tropical forests that grows by wrapping its huge roots ever more tightly around a host tree until the host tree can't grow anymore and dies (see the video below).  It's what our government in Washington has become.

The slowest postwar economic recovery ever is stalling out. Real (inflation adjusted) median income for American households fell $2,627 during Barack Hussein Obama's first term, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Census.  The number of people with incomes below the poverty line rose by 6,667,000 -- equivalent to the population of Massachusetts.

Our economic wounds are  nearly all the result of government policy.  The five worst offenders are:
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DO MINIMUM WAGE ADVOCATES WANT MORE UNEMPLOYMENT? Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013

What do you think the minimum wage per hour should be? How did you come up with that number?

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, and the Obama administration proposed raising it to $10.10 per hour last Thursday (11/08).  Last week, the voters in New Jersey passed a $8.25 per hour minimum wage, while the voters in the town of SeaTac, Wash., passed a $15 per hour minimum wage.

A noted labor economist, Walter Williams, has written: "Among academic economists, there is little or no debate over the unemployment effects of minimum wages. Our only debate is the magnitude of unemployment."

In 1977, Mr. Williams authored a classic paper showing that one of the major reasons for the original federal minimum wage back in 1938 was the desire of racist, white-only unions to keep skilled black tradesmen from getting jobs owing to their willingness to work for less than the union rate.

It should be no surprise that those who argue most strongly for higher minimum wages are unions, seeking protection from those who need the work and would be willing to work for less, and members of the political class who spout lofty slogans about how they are out to protect the working poor. Do both these groups want more unemployment?
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THE SIMPLEST THING YOU CAN DO TO BE HAPPY Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013

For some, happiness is a word that conjures up visions of selfish people concerned only with their own pleasure; but this sort of hedonistic approach to happiness is a recipe for serial bursts of pleasure at the expense of long-term happiness.

As you know, when I speak of happiness, I am describing a much richer concept; more akin to what the ancient Greeks called eudaimonia or "success at being human."

One of the central elements for living well is how you relate to other people. In this regard, happiness is literally the opposite of self-centeredness or self-absorption. In fact, contrary to many Las Vegas advertisements or Hollywood-lifestyle fantasies, self-absorption is a key ingredient for depression, and single-minded focus on personal pleasure is a recipe for long-term misery.

So here's the single most effective thing you can do to get an immediate and significant boost to your genuine happiness - and to set the stage for a deeper, long-term happiness as well. It's simple. It's not mysterious. But it is substantial:
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