Monthly Archives: July 2008

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Shorting Oil Companies

If Robert Zubrin’s program to convert us to an alcohol economy is in fact adopted, it raises a serious question for the rapid development of domestic oil resources. Given the huge cost and long time frame to develop the domestic…

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The Plan to Kill OPEC

I just finished reading ‘Energy Victory’ by Robert Zubrin. I was most impressed by his presentation at AIPAC and was equally impressed with his book. While I recommend you buy and read the whole book (270 pages) here is the…

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Why Perpetuate Lies When the Truth Will Work Just Fine

I keep getting some preposterous e-mails about Obama. I recently got one that was a supposed article by Maureen Dowd about Obama getting millions of dollars through the internet from Saudi sources. Dowd never wrote the article, but the e-mail…

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Being Right by Being Wrong

7/22/08 I was up early and watched an interview with Obama after his tour of Iraq. Obama was asked if he regretted his opposition to the surge since it apparently has worked quite well. He stood by his original vote,…

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The Fuel Use Act of Jimmy Carter

Just to show you how open minded I am, Jimmy Carter deserves credit for one successful energy policy. In 1974 about 17% of U.S. electricity was produced by by burning oil and 18% came from natural gas. Carter’s Fuel Use…

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Equal Opportunity Sleaze

The blogosphere is chattering with the news of John Edward’s love child that he is accused of fathering and sneaking into see at an LA hotel while being pursued by a reporter for the National Enquirer. The rumor is as…

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The Yellow Pages, Pit Toilets and Network News

The AOL opening screen has a list of 25 things in American Life that are disappearing. The Yellow Pages is one- I haven’t used one in years- usually I just google it. Seems like a waste of print. But there…

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Trade Offs and Solutions

A lady said, “What’s your solution?”I said, “There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.”She said, “The people demand solutions!”– Thomas Sowell

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Another Crisis Averted

from Newsweek Here’s a Nutty Idea By Caitlin McDevitt NEWSWEEK Published Jul 12, 2008 From the magazine issue dated Jul 21, 2008 Each year, Americans buy 700 million pounds of peanut butter. But about 3.5 million pounds of it ends…

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Today’s Misery

from Jeff JacobyCheer up – these are the good old days7/23/08 Voices of reason keep trying to point out that conditions are not nearly as bad as they were the last time consumers were this despondent. That was in May…

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Georgia Is Prominent in the Elections

The state with the most presidential candidates this cycle is…….. Georgia Cynthia McKinney is the candidate for the Green Party, and Bob Barr is the candidate for the Libertarians. These two are about as polar opposite as two politicos can…

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Goldwasser and Regev Returned at What Cost

I am a Zionist and a supporter of Israel’s right to exist. I am proud of the country as a Jew for its incredible growth and civilized development and its high moral standard while surrounded by animals dedicated to its…

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Eat Meat – Save the Animals

Wesley Smith poses an ethical dilemma for those who shun meat for moral purposes. He points out that more animals are killed harvesting the food supply for vegetarians than are killed providing the food supply for carnivores. I love such…

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Whole Foods

I just got back from Atlanta and stopped at the Whole Foods on West Paces Ferry near Peachtree. This has to be one of my favorite stops. At what other grocery story can you find a table and eat an…

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Tough, Smart and Principled……. Not!

from the Weekly Standardby Joe Lieberman Senator Obama this morning said that he wants a foreign policy that is “tough, smart, and principled.” This afternoon, I ask: was it tough when Senator Obama voted to order U.S. forces to retreat…

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Winners and Losers

An optimist sees an opportunity in every crisis. A pessimist sees a crisis in every opportunity. Housing prices are plummeting and many homeowners will lose their houses. Yet apartment occupancy is quite high, and the lower housing prices will attact…

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History Meets Technology on the Battlefield

I finally got around to reading history professor Michael Neiberg’s (my nephew) book on WWI, ‘Fighting the Great War’ and became fascinated by the incredible carnage compared to previous and subsequent wars. I have now finished Jeff Shaara’s WWI novel…

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The 9 Percenters

Rick Moran highlights the lunacy of the do nothing speaker calling Bush the worst president ever, almost as if Jimmy Carter never existed. from American Thinker July 18, 2008Leader of the 9 Percenters calls Bush ‘A total failure’ excerpts The…

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Confusing Public and Private Interest

“So let’s call a spade a bloody shovel: nationalize Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. They should never have been privatized in the first place. . . . Stop lying about the financial viability of institutions designed to hand out subsidies…

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Covering the Rest of the Story

Why are such significant stories covered so poorly. When our troops are accused the story is trumpeted on the front page; when they are acquitted, hardly a peep. The same is true for the incredible story of the mass of…

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