Monthly Archives: January 2009

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Double Standard – So What’s New?

The double standard set for Jews in their conduct is nothing new but Rabbi Hier states it better than most. The Jews Face a Double StandardWhy doesn’t Israel have the same right to self-defense as other nations? by By MARVIN…

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Global Warming is Medieval

Dr. David Deming notes how the science of global warming is manipulated by political concerns. At a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Dr. Deming noted: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Hearing Statements Date: 12/06/2006…

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An American Problem

I heard an address by President elect Obama on the radio pertaining to his economic plan. He said, “This is not a Democrat problem or a Republican problem; it is an American problem.” Compare this to Pelosi’s claim that this…

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Hopefulness and Overconfidence

During the 1960’s and 1970’s America entered a domestic policy of inflation. Government is a collection of choices, but some of the most educated elites ever assembled convinced Johnson that a magic mix of knowable inflation and unemployment could be…

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Primitive Urges on the Public Stage

James Lewis writes in American ThinkerThe Psychopathology of Bush Hatred 12-26-08 Excerpt The Bush hatred we are seeing in the media today belongs in the long catalogue of human psychopathology — not rational behavior. The latest version is the shoe-throwing…

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Controlling the Game

Fareed Zakaria writes in “The Post-American world than our global shift is not about the decline of the United States but about the rise of the rest of the world. Most of the industrialized world has better cell phone and…

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We are More….

from Ben Stein in the New York Times 12/26/08 They Told Me That Madoff Never Lost Money excerpt- see entire column here We are more than our investments. We are more than the year-to-year or day-by-day changes in our net…

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HKO Tax Proposals

1. Eliminate the home mortgage deduction, or at least cap it at $30,000.2. Means test Social Security and Medicare Benefits.3. Raise the Retirement age by 1 month per year until the retirement age increases to 69 years old.4. Allow everyone…

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Keep the Virgins Busy

Israel is sending in the ground troops to Gaza. Hamas which shrieks outrage over Israel’s defense has routinely attacked Israeli civilians for years. Faced with the opportunity to build an independent Palestinian state they chose instead to wage constant terrorist…

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Verifying Crucifixion

Caroline Glick writes in the Jerusalem Post that Hamas has announced a new penal code that includes amputation and crucifixion as punishment. I have tried to verify this and place the story in context, but most sources lead back to…

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It’s The Spending Stupid

“In the first seven years of the Bush administration, nominal GDP grew from $9.8 trillion to $13.8 trillion, but growth in federal financial commitments outpaced even that strong performance. Accordingly, whereas in 2000 the government was on the hook for…

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A Contrarian View of the Market

We are entering the New Year with a lot of pessimism about the stock market and the economy. While I have strong concerns I am optimistic for several reasons. We have already had a strong move down with a nearly…

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What Are They Thinking?

Hamas is reported to have longer range missiles that will reach Israel’s nuclear facilities. How do you think Israel will respond to that?

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Governing from Glass Houses

Criticism of the mismanagement of the auto by those sitting in Congress smacks of arrogant hypocrisy. James Grant noted in the November/ December 2008 issue of Foreign Policy: “In the fiscal year 2007, the government took in $2.6 trillion, 7.6%…

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Rebel Yid Self Examined

I posted 616 entries in 2008, compared to 318 in 2007, but I started in March of 2007, blogging about my trip to Israel at the time. This blogging thing has morphed and I am sure it will continue to…

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Managing Both Fronts in Gaza

Different from previous Israeli responses to previous aggression is a well coordinated media front. For decades Israel’s successes on the battlefield were undone by failures in media management. After the carnage in Mumbai especially the targeted Chabbad house and deliberate…

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A Time of Peace

The world feels a lot more dangerous than it is. In the Post American World, Fareed Zakaria notes that we have been living in one of the most peaceful times in history. “the general magnitude of global warfare has decreased…

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