Monthly Archives: December 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Rebel Yid Best of 2014 Part V

At the heart of modern progressivism is an “ends justify the means” mentality.  Lies are merely myths to serve a greater purpose. HKO  The progressive shift aiming to empower the average man also sought to empower  the elites and technocrats…

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Cause of Pause in Global Warming For the Media, the Climate of Hate is Always on the Right  

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Top Down Populism

Salena Zito at Real Clear Politics writes Elizabeth Warren Is No ‘Populist’ Populism does not start at the top and work its way down to people; it works from the people up. And it is rarely embodied by the far…

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Rebel Yid Best of 2014 Part IV

Populism on the left requires demons more than either accuracy, facts or reality. Modern accusation of racism are a clear sign that reality and intelligence have become optional. HKO The more that the consensus is intolerant of dissent, the more…

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Obamacare Implosions

As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care  The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on Thursday — just weeks…

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Earning Independence

from Bloomberg Kurds Get Closer to a State of Their Own by Eli Lake Excerpt: With Cuba and North Korea dominating the headlines, Americans may have missed the good news from a corner of the world that has provided very little: Iraq. Kurdish peshmerga…

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Rebel Yid Best of 2014 Part III

The first law of bureaucracy is to protect the bureaucracy. Success must be continuously redefined as to be unattainable in order to protect their funding.  Failure is synonymous with under funding and results not in change but in expansion of…

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The True Party of the Wealthy

From Investor’s Business Daily, Party Of The Rich? Not The One Most Think It Is Excerpts: What’s more, “the two biggest super PACs of 2014,” the “Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC,” were both backed by Democrats. The AP,…

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Rebel Yid Best of 2014 Part II

We find that centralizing economic decisions does not solve the economic problems, it just creates a decider that is further removed from any accountability.  Political self interest can be more corrupt and damaging than economic self interest, and slower to…

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The Only Real Christians

“The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey…

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Rebel Yid Best of 2014 Part I

High income taxes do not reduce the wealth of the rich; it keep the unwealthy from becoming rich.  A small businessman depends on income to finance his financial growth. The rich float stock offerings; raising money that requires no interest…

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Thoughts on Lower Oil Prices

At first glance the dramatically lower oil prices is great news because just about everyone we know will have more money in their pocket at the end of the week.   The middle class and the lower income will feel…

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Favorite Writers of 2014

As a blogger with a day job, I often find myself curating other posts- selecting and  commenting.  Over the years I have found a few writers that I frequently return to. My Favorite writers for 2014: 1. Kevin Williamson- National…

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The Third Commandment

from There Is a ‘Worst Sin’: Evil in God’s Name by Dennis Prager in The National Review When an irreligious person commits evil, it doesn’t bring God and religion into disrepute. But when a religious person commits evil in God’s…

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Palin and Sharpton

Kevin Williamson writes What Causes American Murders in The National Review Excerpts: The shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords by a paranoid schizophrenic substance-abusing NASA-truther conspiracy theorist described by his friends as “quite liberal” was laid at the feet of Sarah…

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Liberal Lies are Cheap

Victor Davis Hanson writes Lying for the Cause in The National Review.  I was considering a piece on the recent accumulation of lies befalling the progressive movement, but there is nothing I could write than could touch Hanson’s piece. Excerpts:…

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Keynesian Failures

John Cochrane writes in the Wall Street Journal An Autopsy for the Keynesians Excerpts: Keynesians told us that once interest rates got stuck at or near zero, economies would fall into a deflationary spiral. Deflation would lower demand, causing more…

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A Prescription for Unrest

Scott Grannis writes in his blog, Calafia Beach Pundit, Too much poverty, or too much aid? excerpts: In 1970, the population of the U.S. was just over 200 million. Today it is approaching 320 million. When the food stamp program…

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Catalysts for Violence

Victor Davis Hanson writes Lying for the Cause in The National Review.  I was considering a piece on the recent accumulation of lies befalling the progressive movement, but there is nothing I could write than could touch Hanson’s piece. Excerpts:…

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The Prosecutocracy

Conrad Black writes Eric Garner’s America in The National Review. Excerpts: The Supreme Court has sat like a shelf of suet puddings while the criminal-justice system has become a conveyor belt to the country’s bloated and corrupt prison system, and lawyers have…

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