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THE COLD FACTS ABOUT REALITY DENIERS Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The gullible give in to the government's global-warming myth



"Wasting Resources on a potential threat ignores problems at hand."

Much of the media treat those who are skeptics about man-made global warming with the pejorative term "global-warming deniers," as if they were Holocaust deniers. Yet many of those in the media who watched presidential spokesperson Jay Carney engage in what can only politely be called "reality denial" day after day were-all-too silent about his obvious misstatements.

Reality deniers get away with many of their fibs because...
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HOW THE NEW DEMOGRAPHY OF WAR IS HELPING ISRAEL Print E-mail
Written by Pinhas Inbari   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The current political and military upheavals in the Middle East are producing new and far-reaching demographic realities.  They are primarily due to Bashar Assad's desperation to keep power at any cost.

Assad and his ruling clique are Alawites, a Shiite sect, while the rebels opposing him are primarily Sunnis.  He thus has a policy of ethnically and religiously cleansing Syria of Sunnis.  This includes the Palestinians in Syria.  The impact his policy is having on neighboring countries like Lebanon and Jordan is tremendous - and often counter-intuitive.

So much so that various communities in the Levant and even in Libya are now expressing a positive attitude toward Israel and repudiating pan-Arabism.  Here's what's going on and why.
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WHY TURKEY WANTS CHAOS AS DOES IRAN Print E-mail
Written by Caroline Glick   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014

For most Westerners, Turkey is a hard nut to crack.

How can you understand a state sponsor of terrorism that is also a member of NATO?

How can you explain Turkey's facilitation of Kurdish independence in Iraq in light of Turkey's hundred-year opposition to Kurdish independence?

What is Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan trying to accomplish here?  The answer is chaos - just like Iran albeit with a very different objective.

On the terrorism support front, today Turkey vies with Iran for the title of leading state sponsor of terrorism.  Here's the explanation.
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TIME WELL SPENT Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Thursday, 26 June 2014

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past.
- T.S. Eliot, "Burnt Norton"

Time is a continuous, objectively measurable forward movement. We measure it with the rotation of the earth, the orbit of the earth about the sun, and the tilt of her axis relative to that sun as we make our way about it, seen through the changing seasons.

While the mechanics of time in a basic way are well understood, our experience of time and our relationship to time is complex, and can hold the key to our experience of life itself.

Phil Zimbardo, professor emeritus of Stanford and author of The Time Cure, (famous also for the Stanford Prison Experiment, a classic study in our susceptibility to the abuse of power), describes six different time orientations.  Our happiness is dependent to a large degree on our relationship to them.
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THE PINATA Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 27 June 2014

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HALF-FULL REPORT 06/20/14 Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 20 June 2014

ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) attacked oilfields in Iraq this week, prompting fears of $200 a barrel oil, and seized Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons facility. President Barack Hussein Obama held a news conference yesterday (6/19) to give the appearance of action, but has yet to do anything that might stem the murder spree.

The IRS scandal metastasized; the Army will investigate why Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his post; the VA scandal got a whole lot worse; the administration's claim that 8 million have enrolled in Obamacare imploded; the administration's encouragement of illegal immigration by Central American children has created a major health hazard in the Southwest, and, to distract attention from all of the above, Zero found a "squirrel" in Benghazi.

Heckuva time for Jack Wheeler to be on safari.
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IN BENGHAZI, THE WHITE HOUSE FINDS A TERRORIST WHO WASN'T HIDING Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Obama administration has been “dishonest” about the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, said 61 percent in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday (6/16). That’s remarkably high, considering how little coverage there’s been of this scandal.

The next day, the administration announced capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, leader in Benghazi of an Islamist militia affiliated with al Qaida which claimed credit for the attack.

In the 22 months since Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, journalists have had little difficulty locating Mr. Khattala.

He “spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping a strawberry frappe on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments,” said David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times in October, 2012.

“Ahmed Khattala didn't look like a wanted man, sipping mango juice across the table from me in a Benghazi hotel,” said Elizabeth Palmer of CBS News.
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FLAT-FOOTED IN IRAQ Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Iraq will go down in history as one of President Barack Obama's greatest achievements, said Vice President Joe Biden in 2010, cementing his reputation as the biggest dunce ever to serve in that office.

An Islamist army headed by a man who was in U.S. custody until Mr. Obama became president has reached the outskirts of Baghdad, the headless corpses of more than 1,000 men, women and children strewn in its wake. Our embassy staff is being evacuated.

By the summer of 2008, al Qaida in Iraq had been soundly defeated. Attacks on U.S. troops had all but stopped; sectarian violence had been reduced to a trickle. The troop surge had worked.

No world leader ever before, no matter how feckless, has ever lost a war his predecessor had won.
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OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE... Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lying takes a huge toll on our relationships, our physical health, and our mental health. But sometimes we’re not so clear about what it means to be honest. Does it mean we say everything that we think or feel?

There are very strong benefits to honesty; and also some common sense guidelines as to what’s appropriate to express.

Let’s start with outright lying. Americans lie an average of...
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IRAQ'S CIVIL WAR THREATENS GLOBAL ENERGY SUPPLY FOR YEARS Print E-mail
Written by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Brent crude jumped above $113 a barrel as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant raced towards Baghdad.

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Spectacular advances by Jihadi forces across northern Iraq have raised the spectre of a Sunni-Shia conflagration in the heart of the Middle East, triggering a surge in oil prices and throwing into doubt the structure of global energy supply for the next decade.

Brent crude jumped above $113 a barrel as the self-described Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) raced down the Tigris Valley towards Baghdad with sophisticated weaponry, seizing on its momentum after the historic capture of Mosul. Oil prices are approaching levels last seen during the Arab Spring.

Iraq is turning into a nightmare.
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BETTER FUEL PRODUCTION & TRANSPORT COULD ENHANCE U.S. SECURITY Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014

You may have noticed gasoline prices are rising. If the Middle East situation gets much worse, gasoline prices will rise even more. The good news is that we are likely to avoid long gas lines as we had in the late 1970s under President Carter, because fracking and other new technologies have lessened our dependence on foreign oil and gas. The bad news is that a major rise in oil prices could easily tilt Europe and other places back into a recession, which could kill the little growth the United States is now experiencing.

The tragedy is all of this was unnecessary, but brought about by the Obama administration, letting short-term political considerations and ideology override good economics and global security.
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INFIDEL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 20 June 2014

The following is a transcript from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at the Atlanta airport, recorded July 4, 2007:

Atlanta ATC:  "Tower to Saudi Air 911, you are cleared to land Eastbound on  runway 9R."

Saudi Air:  "Thank you Atlanta ATC. Acknowledge cleared to land on  infidel's runway 9R - Allah be Praised "

Atlanta ATC:  "Tower to Iran Air 515 -- You are cleared to land Westbound on  runway 27L."

Iran Air:   "Thank you Atlanta ATC. We are cleared to land on infidel's' runway 27L. Allah is Great "

Pause: Static.............
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HALF-FULL REPORT 06/13/14 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 13 June 2014

Windhoek, Namibia.  A merry Friday the 13th to you from the cleanest, friendliest, most pleasant capital in all of Africa.  The best pub with the best beer and the best steaks in all Africa is here as well - Joe's Beerhouse - which makes Windhoek especially enjoyable.

I'm here a day early for my Hidden Africa safari so I can pen the HFR.  So much has happened this week with events continuing to unfold that there are more questions than answers. 

For example:  How come a ragtag bunch of jihadist loonies naming themselves with cosmic irony after the Mother Goddess of Ancient Egypt - Isis - i.e., the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria acronymed ISIS, is suddenly on the verge of taking over Baghdad but not Damascus?

This is a monumental disaster laid directly at Zero's feet.  Are there any silver linings, other than it will increase the loathing and contempt millions of Americans are feeling towards him?  Yes, there are several.  First is it helps the Kurds...

...Here's another question of the week:  Has Mexico declared war on America or has Obama?

The answer is Yes.
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DEMOCRATS FLEE OBAMA'S EMPTINESS OF BRAIN AND BLACKNESS OF HEART Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014

It's the straw that broke the camel's back, the galactic blunder that's sent virtually every Democrat in a competitive race sprinting for the tall grass.

I'm referring to the trade of five senior Taliban commanders for, as Mad Magazine so aptly put it, "one deserting weasel."

Desertion in wartime is a capital offense. Team Obama treats it as if it were like cutting an 8:00 a.m. class to sleep in after a night of partying.

The only military crime worse than deserting your post in a combat zone is to turn your gun on your comrades. If reports from multiple sources that he collaborated with the Taliban are true, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may have done that, too.

For months after he walked away from his post, the Army made a massive effort to find Sgt. Bergdahl.  But when reports mounted Sgt. Bergdahl was collaborating, the Army decided it wasn't worth risking the lives of more soldiers to get him back.

Now and then the military has sought return of a deserter. George Washington offered to trade Maj. John Andre, whose capture foiled Benedict Arnold's plot to sell West Point to the British, for Arnold.  

But Washington planned to hang the traitor, not fete him as a hero -- as Mr. Obama has done.
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CANTOR'S CANARY IN THE DEMOCRAT'S COAL MINE Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Thursday, 12 June 2014

On Tuesday (6/10), Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA, became the first House majority leader in US history ever to be defeated in a primary election. No one in Washington saw this coming. Most try harder to spin the result than to understand why it happened.

They will regret it.

It was chiefly the impression he was too close to wealthy special interest groups; too timid in defending the values his constituents hold dear that did in Eric Cantor.

Their fondness for cheap labor is why big business supports travesties such as the "Gang of 8" immigration bill. His constituents think Rep. Cantor cared more for their money, and Wall Street's, than for them.

But those who say illegal immigration wasn't an important issue are idiots -- or think you are.

Giddy Democrats think the majority leader's defeat is a problem just for Republicans. But it isn't only Republicans who notice our obese, dysfunctional government serves mostly a politically connected elite.
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