http://pjmedia.com/blog/court-to-hear-obamacare-challenge-what-it-means/?print=1 Court To Hear Obamacare Challenge: What It Means Posted By Hans von Spakovsky and Elizabeth Garvey It’s official. The Supreme Court will consider challenges to Obamacare stemming from the Eleventh Circuit decision striking down the law’s individual mandate. In that case, 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) partially won their […]
The End of the Eurozone The Welfare State Has Cannibalized the West’s Potential for Growth http://www.hudson-ny.org/2583/end-of-eurozone During a joint Franco-German press conference two weeks ago, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel openly ridiculed the competence of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and with that sealed his fate. Italy’s main problem, however, is […]
http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2011/11/15/will_republicans_blow_it/print Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for 50 years. One of the often-repeated catch phrases of our time — “It’s the economy, stupid!” — has already stopped thinking in some quarters for a couple of decades. There is no question that the state of the economy can […]
“An Iron Burka Has Descended Across the Continent”
At Fjordman’s suggestion, the shade of Sir Winston Churchill delivered the following speech yesterday at the United Nations.
Ladies and gentlemen, Western Civilisation stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn moment for the Western Democracies. For with primacy in power is also joined an awe-inspiring accountability to the future. If you look around you, you must feel not only the sense of duty done but also you must feel anxiety lest you fall below the level of achievement. Opportunity is here and now, clear and shining for all our countries. To reject it or ignore it or fritter it away will bring upon us all the long reproaches of the after-time. It is necessary that the constancy of mind, persistency of purpose, and the grand simplicity of decision shall rule and guide the conduct of Western peoples in peace as they did in war. We must, and I believe we shall, prove ourselves equal to this severe requirement.
Mr. Secretary General, when military men approach some serious situation they are wont to write at the head of their directive the words “over-all strategic concept”. There is wisdom in this, as it leads to clarity of thought. What then is the over-all strategic concept which we should inscribe to-day? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare, the freedom and progress, of all the homes and families of all the men and women in all the lands.
When I stand here this quiet afternoon I shudder to visualise what is actually happening to millions now and what is going to happen in this period when famine stalks the earth. None can compute what has been called “the unestimated sum of human pain”.
Election 2012: Third and Long Nancy Salvato http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10819/pub_detail.asp Football fans understand that each game played either moves a team forward toward the conference playoffs, conference championship, and Super Bowl, or toward the role of spoiler, where their role is to affect the outcome of the seasons’ top teams. While they watch their favorite players, they […]
http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2011/11/defending-israeli-democracy.php US Embassy cables leaked by Wikileaks in September exposed the ugly truth that self-described champions of Israeli democracy would like us to forget about the actual goals of Israel’s self-described human rights organizations. In a meeting with then US Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv in January […]
Only a totalitarian New World Order can save us now says Naomi Klein
REF: Capitalism vs. the Climate Naomi Klein |
No Logo author Naomi Klein has a solution to climate change and it goes like this: punitive taxation; massive wealth re-distribution; the abolition of free trade and free markets; a state-enforced end to to the “cult of shopping”; the whole to be supervised by a New World Order of selfless illuminati (who presumably resemble Naomi Klein).
If it weren’t so scary it would almost be funny, the way the leftie Canadian activist on the basis of no evidence whatsoever declares that the time has come to strip the human race of all its hard-won freedoms in order to save the planet from a non-existent problem. Unfortunately, Klein means it and her audience takes her seriously. Just read the first comment below her screed:
I can’t say enough good things about this article. It’s a manifesto for the next 100 years. Corporate capitalism is doomed by the immutable fact of finite resources; it will require planning and sharing to sustain civilization in the future, which is heretical thinking in the boardrooms of elite capitalists.
O-K. And the rationale for doing all this stuff would be what, exactly, Naomi? Some new devastating proof you’ve managed to unearth, perhaps, showing once and for all that the measurements are wrong and global warming didn’t stop in 1998? A dazzling refutation of Svensmark’s cosmic ray theory? Surprising new data showing that, contrary to the false consciousness promoted by the running dog lackey capitalist pigs who write our history books, totalitarian planning regimes of the kind you advocate in fact brought nothing but bounty, happiness and environmental loveliness to Stalin’s Soviet Union, Hitler’s Germany, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia and Kim Il Sung’s North Korea?
Finally, a Palestinian “Peace Now”? By Elliot Jager
” In fact, however, Ziada’s “new” ideas meld perfectly with the standard Palestinian mindset. In an October 2011 poll by Nabil Kukali’s Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, a staggering 89.8 percent of respondents said they would rather have “no peace deal” and no “independent state” if it meant giving up the “right of return.” Far from uncovering a new political and social force among the Palestinians, Greenberg’s story demonstrates that across the generational divide, Palestinians remain appallingly unrealistic and intransigent. The reason is stark: The moderates have been assassinated, leaving Fatah and Hamas in charge. Sadly, in opposing the “limited political horizons of the Palestinian leadership,” Ziada and her comrades are pushing Abbas and Haniyeh not toward reconciliation with the Jews but in the direction of war without end.”
What if a group of youthful Palestinian activists, fed up with Hamas and Fatah for leading the Palestinian Arabs over and over down bloody, self-defeating dead ends, were to emerge as a new political and social force—something like a Palestinian “Peace Now”? The Washington Post thinks it has found them.
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1685/pub_detail.asp President Says Calls Waterboarding ‘Torture’ [ABC] Israel has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him in advance of any pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear capabilities [TELEGRPAH] Deadlocked deficit panel weighs Plan B [WT] UK: Historic Army regiments may be sacrificed in budget cuts [TELEGRAPH] Iran on Nuclear Threshold [JED BABBIN] […]