Monthly Archives: August 2008

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Tax Strategies

Tax policy does matter. If Obama wins, investors will take capital gains in 2008 before his higher capital gains rate takes effect. This will cause a surge of gains this year and a dramatic fall off in those revenues beginning…

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Beyond the Lies About Obama

The blogosphere and the unthinking e-mail proliferators have dispersed a lot of lies about Obama. Some of the e-mails are close to being racist, showing Obama with many of his black relatives in Africa in relatively primitive dress. Some of…

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Genocide by Neglect

from Looking for Trouble- Adventures in a Broken Worldby Ralph Peters “Anyone who imagines a shred of humanity in Communism or militant Socialism need only study the Soviet treatment of the workers of the world. When the masses are raised…

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How About a Stable Tax Policy

I believe both candidates have missed the inportant requirement for tax policy. We do not necessarily need to cut taxes further, we certainly do not need to increase them. What we need most is a STABLE tax policy. This gyration…

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The Fairholme Fund

I have searched for a good Value manager, but many who claim to be are not. I have found a manager who is, but his minimums are high, a million dollars. Contact me if your are interested in reaching him.…

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Quoting Myself

Nearly 60 days ago I predicted in my own blog that oil would fall below $100 a barrel in six months. Since then oil has dropped from a high of $150 to $112 a barrell. I stand by my prediction.…

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More Than Sex

Strong words from: August 13, 2008John Edwards and the Truth ScandalBy Bruce Walker In American Thinker excerpts: The spectacle of yet another Leftist Democrat, John Edwards, looking the American people dead in the eye and lying to them is nothing…

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"What Bush Got Right"

I must confess that I was surprised by the cover of the new Newsweek, highlighting Fareed Zakaria’s article, “What Bush Got Right.” What most surprised me was that any MSM would admit that Bush got anything right. Fareed generally suggests…

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Tropic of Thunder

I saw Tropic of Thunder last night and it was the funniest thing I have seen at the theatre in quite a while. It featured Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey, Tom Cruise, Mathew McConaughey, Nick Nolte, and a host…

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Contempt for Outrageous Profits

On the radio I hear about a wealthy Saudi ( I think) oil billionaire who sends his $385,000 Lamborgini to England by airplane to get an oil change for a cost of $42,000. Environmentalists howl at the huge carbon footprint…

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Listening and Commitment

One of the necessary requirements of a leader is to get honest dissent and information during the decision phase, but once a decision is made they must switch and require strict allegience to the decision made. If a team member…

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Fairness Doctrine Anyone?

from the Washington Post online Obama’s Edge in the Coverage RaceBy Deborah HowellSunday, August 17, 2008;Page B06 “Democrat Barack Obama has had about a 3 to 1 advantage over Republican John McCain in Post Page 1 stories since Obama became…

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One Statistic Too Many

From American Thinker August 15, 2008 Another worrisome sign for Obama Thomas LifsonA website which sells custom kippahs (aka yarmulkes) for Jews to wear at worship reports that sales of McCain kippahs outdistance Obama ones substantially. John Cook’s Venture Blog…

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The Man of Ideas

from Looking for TroubleAdventures in Broken Worldby Ralph Peters “If capitalism occasionally picks your pocket, socialist slight-of-hand will steal your soul. All of the lofty claims were just a gussed-up version of the old something-for-nothing con that rabble-rousers and saints…

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Reporting Preordained Conclusions

by Henry Oliner I believe that the bias from the media is often a result of reporting from the townhall meetings. People will go to “townhall meetings” to complain. The rest of us are working, shopping, visiting our friends and…

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Republicans for Obama?

In Today’s American Thinker Ed Lansky shows some insight on the Republicans who support Obama- almost all of them have shown an anti-Israel bias. August 12, 2008Obama’s GOP roster share anti-Israel viewsEd Lasky Excerpts The New York Sun earlier this…

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The Shortest Distance a Bullet Need Travel

from Looking for TroubleAdventures in a Broken Worldby Ralph Peters “Intelligence officers worry too much about dead facts and too little about their antagonist’s delusions. What men believe about themselves is often more important than their reality- and certainly more…

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The Ultimate Tool

“I understand the argument about how the billions of dollars spent to put men on the moon could have been used to fight poverty and hunger on Earth. But, look, I am a scientist who sees inspiration as the ultimate…

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The Dignity Index

In the new Newsweek (August 18-25, 2008) the first time ever that anyone got a 100 on a scale of 1-100, was when this week’s recognition of the most dubious behavior was awarded to John Edwards. I disagree. The most…

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