Monthly Archives: June 2008

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Tim Russert’s Diversity

From the WSJ Opinion Journal “I’m all for hiring women in the newsroom and minorities in the newsroom — I’m all for it. It opens up our eyes and gives us a different perspective. But just as well, let’s have…

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The Churches are Empty in Europe

At one of the Panel discussions at AIPAC gulag suvivor, Israeli leader and author Natan Sharansky noted two distinctions that the American and Israeli nations share, that lead them to their phenominal success. One that I have already mentioned is…

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Bringing Down The Price of Oil

Dr. Robert Zubrin, author of Energy Victory: Winning the War by Breaking Free of Oil, offered that single best idea to reduce the price of oil at one of the AIPAC break out sessions. Congress should require that all new…

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The Carter Axiom

Jimmy Carter rode to the White House on a wave of opportunity created by the disenchantment with the Viet Nam war, the disgrace of the Nixon White House, the rising fuel prices from the OPEC led oil embargo, the high…

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Leadership vs Personality

Because of the deep impact the media has made, the election process focuses more on personality than leadership. A leader of a large organization, corporate or political, is often not a very exciting person. A leader must make decisions and…

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Beating the Odds

At one of the break out sessions at AIPAC about the race for the White House a panel of celebrity political media panelists included Amy Walter- editor in Chief of The Hotline; Donna Brazile- Chair of the Voting Rights Institute…

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Leadership 101

Obama’s judgement is questionable after his association with Rev Wright. We are supposed to ignore this as well as his host of advisors that have been hostile to American and Israeli interests. But his experience and his judgement has to…

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The Biggest Wealth Transfer in History

Some notes from a breakout session at the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Conference in DC on June 1 ,08 – we import 87,000,000 barrels of oil per day. Only 3% is displaced by alternatives such as bio fuels.…

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Perpetual Eighteen Year Olds

Men are vain enough to get calf implants, chin implants, even breast implants to get the body that they think will attract women. A relatively new procedure called high definistion liposuction can now deliver the six pack abs of your…

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Nations of Immigrants

There are more Israeli companies on the Nasdaq than any other country except the United States. Israeli companies excel in computer development, medical technology and mostly currently green technologies. For Israel becoming oil independent is more than an economic objective,…

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It’s The Policies, Stupid

It is an interesting and noteworthy excercise to determine how the economy and stock prices responds to one party over another. We hear that the stock market on average repsonds better to a Democratic president than to a Republican president.…

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Israel in One Word

A CNN reporter in Israel was interviewing an Israeli veteran of the 1967 War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War who was now a scholar and a distinguished member of the Knesset. Attempting a different approach the interviewer asked the…

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Science and Not Science

Renaissance law student, investment enthusiast, bicycle racing junkie and fellow blogger, Douglass Ott has a thoughtful article on science referencing a law school lecture. It is illuminating when you conisder how science is debased and manipulated to achieve political ends.…

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Being Realistic in Israel

I just returned from my second AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference in DC. AIPAC is a lobbying group promoting a strong American Israel relationship. It is clear that this group has real political clout. 7,500 advocates attended including…

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Reactions to the Lack of Jewish Support

The greatest proponents for a pro Israel policy are the evangelical Christians and the Jews, in that order. It is a given that the evangelicals will have little influence in an Obama administration. The Jewish leverage is at risk if…

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Gasoline Economics

Senate Democrats failed to suspend the moratorium on shale oil development in Colorado. They still forbid oil development in Alaska and offshore. This restriction of supply for those who did not take economics 101 has the effect of increasing prices.…

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The Zohan

The Zohan played by Adam Sandler is the new Israeli steroetype. A good hearted super human killer with a soft spot and a big heart. He only wishes to schtupp the bubbelahs until until their pupik tingles. Yet he only…

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Laffer Limits

If you study the Laffer Curve you know that there is a section of the curve where a reduction in the tax rate will increase the dollar revenues. It is a simple economic expression of increasing the demand (for income,…

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What Obama Did Not Say at AIPAC

It speaks volumes about AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) that Obama and Hillary came to address the group the momentous day after Obama secured the requisite number of delegates to effectively win the nomination. Obama is a very effective…

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The Oliner Media Axiom

I keep a journal on an Excel spreadsheet. Sounds a bit geeky, but everyday I list major activities, what I am reading, quotes, what movies I see, great restaurants, the Dow and more pertinent to this entry the major news…

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