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Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants . . .

“Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don’t have to prove they are citizens.”

by Ben Stein

Do you remember this photograph?

The Falling Man

In the United States, people have taken pains to banish this photograph from the record of 9/11.

Read more by Tom Junod at Esquire.com

Isn’t it great to live in a society where the penalty for lying to a congressman

“Isn’t it great to live in a society where the penalty for lying to a congressman can be up to 30 years in jail, but the penalty for a congressman lying to you is another two years in office.”

from Peter Schmuck, a Baltimore sports writer

Central Banks Have To Continuously Expand The Money Supply

A credit-based financial economy (as opposed to pure cash) depends on an ever-expanding outstanding level of credit for its survival. Without additional credit, interest on previously issued liabilities cannot be paid absent the sale of existing assets, which in turn would lead to a vicious cycle of debt deflation, recession and ultimately depression. It is this expansion of private and public market credit which the Fed and the BOE have successfully engineered over the past five years, while their contemporaries (the ECB and BOJ) have until now failed, at least in terms of stimulating economic growth.

Read more by William H. Gross at Pimco.com

“Escaping the Federal Grasp on our Children and Educational System” on Sat Sept 20

from 10am-12noon

It’s Back-to-School Time and Time To Take Back Our Schools! You’re invited to a FREE presentation on “Escaping the Federal Grasp on our Children and Educational System”, given by Karen Schroeder, President of Advocates for Academic Freedom

Doors Open At 9:30am

WHERE: Waukesha GOP Victory Center, 1701 Pearl Street, Waukesha

WHY ATTEND:
* Learn about YOUR rights as a parent and citizen
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The racist, bloody truth about Democrats

–SNIP– But let me give you a brief history of the Democratic Party, not according to me, but according to one of the most distinguished liberal American historians, Eric Foner, author of “A Short History of Reconstruction.”

I encourage you to read the whole book as you listen this week to the smug and self-righteous speeches in Charlotte. This is the history they don’t want you to know.

KKK’s first targets were Republicans – read how Democrats started the group in “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White”

Take note of this summation of Foner’s book: “In effect, the [Ku Klux] Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. Its purposes were political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to destroy the Republican Party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, re-establish control of the black labor force and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern Life.”

What occurs to me as I read these stunning words is how successful the Democratic Party has actually been in achieving those goals over the last 130 years. Today, it not only has “control of the black labor force,” it has control over the black vote – the very vote it sought to deny for most of those 130 years after the War Between the States.

Read more by Joseph Farah at WND.com

Man vs. Machine: Will Human Workers Become Obsolete?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb2cI_gJUok

Part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman has been showcasing the future of technology from a recent conference run by a California think tank — things such as 3-D printing of prosthetic legs and iPhone heart tests. But the conference also resurfaced an age-old question about the future of human workers.

For more coverage, visit the PBS NewsHour website: http://to.pbs.org/KmnmYD

It’s not much to look at now,

…but back in my day you could make enough working here to support a whole family!

“Labor Day Memories” by R.J. Matson at http://www.cagle.com/2014/08/labor-day-memories/
#cartoon

Mercantilism eats Free Trade

The notion that computers eat jobs is worthy of a 1950s professor of economics. Fifty-six thousand manufacturing facilities have closed in the U.S. since 2001. The jobs in those plants were not lost due to computers.

During an economic cycle, manufacturing expands worldwide to meet demand. Factories are located in countries where manufacturing is most cost efficient. Computers aren’t the problem, nor do they have the negative impact that Free Trade has had on manufacturing in our country.

Read more by Brian O’Shaughnessy, chairman, Revere Copper Products at RomeSentinel.com

America’s half-century of polarization, in one GIF

Alabama’s electoral votes will go to the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. We can say this with certainty, because we know that the state votes Republican almost without fail. But the extent to which it votes Republican does change. And in recent presidential elections, for example, it’s been more Republican than in the past, when you compare its vote to the national popular vote margin.

Read more by Philip Bump at WashingtonPost.com

What Happens When Liberal Moral Relativism Meets Islamic Evil?

I can’t imagine how a father could contemplate killing his ten year old daughter because a mullah had raped her in a mosque, but I know it is evil.

It is evil, too, to behead or bury alive helpless people because they are of a different faith; to blow up little girls because they went to school. But many prominent liberals have criticized Islamists only when making false and invidious comparisons between them and Christians, or Republicans.

–SNIP– I think the biggest reason why liberals are reluctant to acknowledge the true nature of Islamists is because to do so would be a tacit admission they’ve been really, really wrong - about reaching out to Islamists, about cuts in defense, about their entire philosophy of moral relativism. That would be a blow to the substantial egos most liberals have.

And for most liberals, nothing is more important than clinging to political power. To admit - even tacitly - their screwups have caused a humanitarian catastrophe and put America at risk might have adverse consequences at the polls.

Read more by Jack Kelly at ToThePointNews.com

Hide ‘D’ scandals, Showcase ‘R’ scandals

It’s the media’s unwritten rule for covering political scandals.

It is such common sense as to be undeniable that basic journalism requires a party label to be affixed to a story about an elected public official, the president excepted. It is the DNA of the “who” in a news report. “Senator Robert Byrd, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, died today.” Take out “Democratic” and try that sentence. It doesn’t work. “Mike Lee, GOP senator from Utah and God’s gift to mankind, coasted to reelection last night.” Ditto.

It follows that the rule applies to stories about political scandal, precisely because it’s just that — politics. But what happens when that cardinal rule is applied to one party but ignored for the other? Favoritism? Bias? No, it’s far worse than just that. It is a commitment to abide by the rules of journalism with one party and then a deliberate attempt to protect the other, even if it means violating the most basic rules of news reporting.

Read more by L. Brent Bozell III at NationalReview.com

Harvard Study – Published in National Institute of Health Journal – Finds Fluoride Lowers Children’s IQ

Yet Another Government Report Finds that Fluoride Lowers IQ in Kids

The Harvard School for Public Health reports:

For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment. In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.

The study [click for abstract] was published online in Environmental Health Perspectives on July 20, 2012.

Read more at washingtonsblog.com

The House That Obama Built

This is the house that Obama built

These are the firms
That paid for the house that Obama built

This is the media that didn’t inform
That everyone’s broke except for those firms
That paid for the house that Obama built

These are the crony big business concerns
That gave to the unions what they didn’t earn
That the media saw but didn’t inform
That everyone’s broke except for those firms
That paid for the house that Obama built

This is the stimulus ready to burn
That the crony big businesses didn’t return
That gave to the unions what they didn’t earn
That the media saw but didn’t inform
That everyone’s broke except for those firms
That paid for the house that Obama built . . .

Read more at thepeoplescube.com

The Main Driver of GDP Growth: A Strong Rule of Law

GDP Growth More Strongly Correlated with Rule of Law than Anything Else …

Economist Woody Brock says that a nation’s GDP growth is based mainly on whether or not it follows the rule of law.

–SNIP– Economists have thoroughly documented that failure to enforce the rule of law leads to a loss of trust … which destroys economies.

This is true whether it is in the West, in Nigeria or any other country.

Read more at WashingtonsBlog

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