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June 2013


Last fall, a young man who is a student in Dartmouth was at a family lunch. Among the thousand conversations and interjections of three generations of family, the young man told me that his grandfather served in World War 11. The remark was lost in the chatter and laughter and bickering that attends such gatherings. […]


We utilize systems to achieve goals whether it’s defending the country or fighting poverty or making the trains run in time or achieving political change.
Modem systems are systematic creatures that aim to achieve goals by maximizing control over all the subsidiary elements of the problem.
So if you set out to solve poverty, you need control over all the social and economic elements that either cause poverty or could be used to ameliorate poverty. Those elements include the sum amount of national wealth for the purposes of wealth redistribution, the rate of unwed teen pregnancies and any forms of racial discrimination… and that’s just for starters. Even poverty, which would seem like a rather simple phenomenon becomes a system which takes into account tools like abortion, progressive taxation and discrimination laws.
The scope of each social problem becomes so limitless that all social problems must merge into a Holistic Socialism of piano wire in which every string touched spreads vibrations everywhere. Solving even the most minor problem requires solving all the problems and the only solution is the absolute power of the system.
Socialism relies on systems as means to achieve social ends. The systems develop policies that control as a means to achieve those ends.


IN MAY 2013- James Carville (yes the James Carville who is a democrat and staunch defender of Bill Clinton) called Sen. Ted Cruz :


James Carville heaped praise upon Sen. Ted Cruz Sunday on “This Week,” calling him “the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years.”

“I further think that he is going to run for president, and he is going to create something,” he added emphatically. “He touches every button. This guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. He is going to be something to watch,” the pundit said, adding that he thinks Sen. Cruz is “more talented than all of the other guys.”

The same week, former Governor of New Mexico, Democrat Bill Richardson said of Cruz:


Bill Richardson, the former governor of New Mexico, had harsh words of criticism for Sen. Ted Cruz and his tough immigration views: He’s not a real Hispanic…..His border protection views are “anti-immigration,” Mr. Richardson said, as Fox News reported. And he really shouldn’t be “defined as a Hispanic.” Mr. Cruz brings a “measure of incivility in the political process,” Mr. Richardson said, Fox News reported.

And yesterday Vice President Joe Biden said:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/15/biden-cruz-paul-control-gop/

Vice President Joseph R. Biden is urging Democrats to donate money for the 2014 election because, he said, Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas “control” the GOP.

“They are the ones that control the Republican party right now, literally,” Mr. Biden said. “I’ve never seen a time in all the years I was in the Senate that two freshmen have so much impact on the entirety of the Republican party.”

He did call them “bright young guys.”

Something about Ted Cruz drives the liberals bonkers and I love every minute.


http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/06/the_view_from_the_west_bank.html The View from the West Bank Syria spirals out of control. Iran marches toward nuclear Islamageddon. So, naturally, Secretary of State John Kerry schedules yet another trip to “solve” the region’s relatively stable, if not ideal, Israel-Palestinian dispute.   Like so many in foreign policy circles, Kerry and the Obama administration know — absolutely […]


‘Moderate’ win in Iran is the worst possible outcome

Many opinion makers and shapers in the West already seem to be in a swoon over Hassan Ruhani’s victory in Iran’s presidential election.After all, in the six-man field (no women allowed), Ruhani was the only “moderate” or “reformist” and the most likely to give heartburn to Supreme Leader Khamenei. In fact, some mavens go so far as to call the election outcome a resounding rebuke to Khamenei by Iranian reformers. Ruhani, with his electoral “mandate” might weaken or soften Khamenei, they postulate.

So what’s not to like? Plenty.

For starters, under Iran’s two-level governing regime, the Supreme Leader calls all the shots on security and foreign policy matters. Ruhani’s win no withstanding, Khamenei will continue with Iran’s genocidal agenda against Israel, the rush to acquire nuclear weapons, a determination to attain supremacy in the Middle East over more “moderate” Sunni-led regimes in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, and extensive sponsorship of terrorist groups like Hezbollah.

For his part, Ruhani will be left with only a domestic portfolio, akin more accurately to a prime minister’s function, while the fanatical mullahs hold sway over Iran’s imperial ambitions and quest for Shiite domination throughout the region.

Where Ruhani’s victory really matters, however, is in providing propaganda fodder to modern-day Chamberlains in the West who are averse to confronting Iran’s existential threats and now will have some ammunition to counsel more patience, more talks, more quixotic “engagement” with Tehran. Their argument will be that there now may be an Iranian “spring” worth exploring — with the West needing to show patience and not confronting Khamenei and his co-horts.

In the meantime, Iran’s growing arsenal of centrifuges will continue to spin and proceed unimpeded toward production of weapons-grade nuclear materials for atomic bombs.

Watch the Good Guys and Leave the Terrorists Alone By Jeannie DeAngelis

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/06/watch_the_good_guys_and_leave_the_terrorists_alone.html Barack Obama alleges that snooping is in the nation’s best interest because it is a powerful tool needed to keep Americans safe from dangerous terrorists. Yet, taking political correctness to a whole new level of lunacy, mosques, where terrorist types like to mingle with likeminded people, are currently off-limits to spying, snooping, and undercover […]


For over 10 years, Al Qaeda has had a detailed plan to start fires throughout the West and has published instructions for remote control ember bombs. They have been responsible for massive property damage and deaths throughout the U.S. and Europe.
In order to adopt more effective strategies to fight this threat, the U.S. must begin treating these fires as a national security issue rather than a land management issue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFHM0rd9cX8 (8-9 minutes)
Janet Levy,
Los Angeles

Robert Mendick, and Edward Malnick :True Cost of Britain’s Wind Farm Industry Revealed….see note from e-pal

More proof that uneconomic, too early and inefficient government interventions as subsidies for ‘green’ energy — a form of socialist economic engineering with pseudo benevolent intent — is having unintended harmful effects on real, economically meaningful employment and on government finances…..Dr. John A.


Every job in Britain’s wind farm industry is effectively subsidised to the extent of £100,000 per year, The Telegraph can disclose.

A new analysis of government and industry figures shows that wind turbine owners received £1.2billion in the form of a consumer subsidy, paid by a supplement on electricity bills last year. They employed 12,000 people, to produce an effective £100,000 subsidy on each job.

The disclosure is potentially embarrassing for the wind industry, which claims it is an economically dynamic sector that creates jobs. It was described by critics as proof the sector was not economically viable, with one calling it evidence of “soft jobs” that depended on the taxpayer.

The subsidy was disclosed in a new analysis of official figures, which showed that:

• The level of support from subsidies in some cases is so high that jobs are effectively supported to the extent of £1.3million each;

• In Scotland, which has 203 onshore wind farms — more than anywhere else in the UK — just 2,235 people are directly employed to work on them despite an annual subsidy of £344million. That works out at £154,000 per job;

• Even if the maximum number of jobs that have been forecast are created, by 2020 the effective subsidy on them would be £80,000 a year.

One source, who owns several wind farms, and did not wish to be named, said: “Anybody trying to justify subsidies on the basis of jobs created is talking nonsense. Wind farms are not labour intensive.”

There has been mounting controversy about the value of both onshore and offshore wind farms, with discontent among back-bench Conservative MPs.


  www.verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.com  http://blogs.jpost.com/users/just-look-us-now ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS   New protein can save women’s lives.  (Thanks to Israel21c) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a protein code-named PEDF that treats pain and fertility problems in women suffering from angiogenesis of the uterus.  It can also cure potentially life-threatening side effects caused by IVF treatments. http://israel21c.org/news/israeli-researchers-offer-new-relief-for-gynecological-disorders/   […]